Archive | June, 2010

The Suburbanization of North Valley Pike

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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The Suburbanization of North Valley Pike

The North Valley Pike Strategic Corridor Plan, which recommends turning Route 11 north of Harrisonburg into a “two lane ‘main street,’ with a new parallel road serving through traffic,” was presented at a public meeting last week, and is scheduled to be finalized and presented to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors in July.

Bike Virginia Comes Through Harrisonburg

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Bike Virginia Comes Through Harrisonburg

The 23rd annual Bike Virginia tour is making its way from Staunton into Harrisonburg today, bringing approximately 2,000 cyclists along with it.

Council Recap: City continues optional retirement contributions, rezones land for student apartments

Friday, June 25, 2010

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In a vote split along party lines, Council carried a motion to continue paying the employee contribution to the Virginia Retirement System for all new employees Tuesday night. A change in the law had given cities and municipalities the option of requiring new employees to pay starting at the beginning of the next fiscal year.

Cuccinelli, Thompson & Consumer Affairs

Friday, June 25, 2010

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The race for Virginia Attorney General may have ended November 3, 2009 with a decisive GOP victory, but this week, former Democratic Party AG candidate Steve Shannon is taking Republican AG Ken Cuccinelli to task for $55,500 in campaign contributions Cuccinelli received from Bobby Thompson, director of the Florida-based U.S. Navy Veterans Association (USNVA).

Harrisonburg Best Buy Opening Friday

Friday, June 25, 2010

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Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is slated to open their doors in Harrisonburg today (Friday, June 25) at 9:30 a.m.

Moving Day for RMH

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Moving Day for RMH

Tuesday, June 22 is the big day Rockingham Memorial Hospital doctors, patients, employees and administrators have been anticipating for years. RMH will be making the transition from the current location on Cantrell and Mason in the city to the new facility on Port Republic Road in the county.

Westboro Baptist threatens Anderson funeral protest: Group also scheduled to be in NE

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Westboro Baptist threatens Anderson funeral protest: Group also scheduled to be in NE

Nationally renown protesters of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) have released a statement on their website, indicating that the group may protest at the funeral of Spc. Brian “Bucky” Anderson, to be held Tuesday afternoon in Broadway. Anderson was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month, when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle.

Water Street Closure June 21 & 22

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Friday afternoon, Harrisonburg City announced a road closure on Water Street downtown next week.

Franklin Heights Renovation Completed

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Franklin Heights Renovation Completed

You’ve probably noticed it driving down Reservoir Street over the past two years; the row of houses quarantined behind a line of chain link fence. The neighborhood, known as Franklin Heights, is subsidized housing in the midst of revitalization. This Friday will mark the completion of a city-wide housing renovation project nearly six years in […]

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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.