Archive | May, 2010

Employee Charged After Storing Pot at Work

Friday, May 21, 2010

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A Broadway man has been charged with distribution of marijuana after his boss reportedly found 230 grams of pot in his filing cabinet at work, according to a search warrant. Pete DeLea reports in today’s Daily News-Record that Jonas Diener has been charged with felony sale or distribution after his managers at Rosetta Stone found […]

Goodlatte & The Gambling Debate

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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For years, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has arguably been the most outspoken critic of online gambling on Capitol Hill. Legislation he sponsored in 2006 helped make internet gambling illegal in the U.S. But yesterday, online gambling was back up for debate before the House Ways and Means Committee, and Goodlatte had to defend his position once […]

Safe Routes to Schools

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Safe Routes to Schools

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Each year, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) makes available Safe Routes to School grant funding to assist “localities and schools in the development of plans, activities, and infrastructure improvements to make bicycling and walking to school a safe and appealing transportation option […]

FCFC raises $600,000, reaches funding goal

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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FCFC raises $600,000, reaches funding goal

The Friendly City Food Co-op has raised the money needed to move forward with opening a local and organic grocery store at the corner of Wolfe and Mason streets.

Apartments South by South Main

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Last week, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission approved updated plans to build 466 “student housing” apartments in the southern part of town, between Main Street and Interstate-81. Previous plans for the site, which included 322 condos and 144 apartments, have already been approved by City Council. But the new developer, identified in today’s DNR as Richard […]

Earning Your Everyday Bike

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Earning Your Everyday Bike

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Everyday Bikes! has been posted about here on hburgnews before. Everyday Bikes! is a bicycle project that promotes commuter biking for the Harrisonburg community. The project started in Spring 2008 with the goal to help people with low or no income get bicycles […]

Co-op & Farmers’ Market: Good For Each Other?

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Co-op & Farmers’ Market: Good For Each Other?

Since 1979, the Harrisonburg Farmer’s Market has provided patrons of downtown Harrisonburg with a place to buy locally-grown produce. On Tuesday and Saturday mornings during growing season, you can find fresh eggs, fruits and vegetables, and (often) meat grown or raised within just a few miles of the city. In recent years, the market has […]

Byrd Joins Coffman In GOP City Council Bid

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Byrd Joins Coffman In GOP City Council Bid

There are two seats on City Council up for election this November, currently held by Republican Ted Byrd and Independent Carolyn Frank. In today’s Daily News-Record, Byrd said he is seeking the Republican nomination to keep his seat. Harrisonburg Republicans are expected to officially nominate their candidates Monday evening. In early January, Harrisonburg City School […]

QOTW: What Should HoD Candidates Be Talking About?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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The 26th district special election is just over four weeks away, with polls opening early morning on Tuesday June 15th.  Three candidates are vying for the right to represent us in Richmond: Democrat Kai Degner,   Republican Tony Wilt, and independent Carolyn Frank. Hunter Thompson said, “politics is the art of controlling your environment.” The condensed […]

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.