Archive | May, 2010

Local VA Tech Shooting Survivor to Graduate

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Harrisonburg resident, Virginia Tech shooting victim, and soon-to-be college grad Heidi Miller will receive her Bachelor’s degree from VT tomorrow in international studies and geography, after which she will serve a two-year term with Teach for America in Philadelphia. Despite the horrific events of April 16, 2007, Miller has completed her double major within four […]

JMU to Host Free Outdoor Concerts

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Press release:  Seven musical groups based in Virginia are performing at James Madison University in the Concerts on the Lawn Series, outdoor performances held on Sunday evenings from May 16 through June 27.

Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. In the basement of Clementine Cafe, Anne Lorimer and Carl Droms led a workshop to help prepare people for Bike to Work Day on Friday May 21st and for commuting by bicycle any and every day. The workshop was titled “Rules of the […]

No Dem Challenger for Goodlatte

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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No Dem Challenger for Goodlatte

In the spring of 2007, Sam Rasoul began his long, ambitious campaign to challenge Republican incumbent Congressman Bob Goodlatte for the sixth district seat in 2008. Now, less than seven months out from the November 2010 election, no challenger has stepped forward from the Democratic Party to challenge Goodlatte. Although there will be other names […]

Council Recap: Residents speak against ‘hydrofracking’

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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Council Recap: Residents speak against ‘hydrofracking’

Council heard comments from five community members during the public comment period urging council to pressure Rockingham County not to approve proposed test well drilling for natural gas in the county.

Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. The weather was wet, but as I arrived at the Muddy Bikes Garden, Adam Campbell and Beth Schermerhorn were collecting a variety of lettuces, bronze fennel, and chive blossoms and getting them packed into a basket to deliver the order of mixed salad […]

Fitzgerald, Romero Dem Nominees for City Council

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Former Mayor Joe Fitzgerald and local teacher Sal Romero are now the official Democratic Party nominees for City Council. Monday evening, Harrisonburg Democrats held an assembled caucus at the Massanutten Public Library to elect their nominees. Fitzgerald and Romero were the only two to officially announce their intentions to run as Democrats for the two […]

Bike Like Ike

Monday, May 10, 2010

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Bike Like Ike

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. This Spring, the City of Harrisonburg in collaboration with students from James Madison University, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO), and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) launched the “Bike Like Ike” campaign. Bike Like Ike aims to provide bicyclists and motorists […]

ValleyApps Announces Free Google Apps Migration For One School

Friday, May 7, 2010

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Harrisonburg-based tech company ValleyApps today announced a promotional program that offers Virginia schools a chance to win a free IT migration to Google Apps.

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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.