Archive | June, 2010

Chenault Running for Council as Independent

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Chenault Running for Council as Independent

Former Republican Harrisonburg City Council member Charlie Chenault announced Tuesday that he will run as an independent candidate for Council this November. “I’m running as an independent because it best suits my philosophy of local government, which is essentially, ‘local government is where the rubber meets the road,'” Chenault told a small gathering of friends […]

Degner Leads Wilt in Fundraising, Spending

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Degner Leads Wilt in Fundraising, Spending

The financial reports for the candidates in the race for 26th district delegate are in, and it’s apparent that the Democratic Party of Virgina (DPVA) is taking this race in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County seriously. Democratic candidate Kai Degner leads his Republican opponent, Tony Wilt, in fundraising and spending.

Thousands Preview New RMH

Monday, June 7, 2010

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Thousands Preview New RMH

Thousands of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County residents streamed through the halls of the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon to get a glimpse of the recently-constructed, larger facility east of the city.

HPD Investigating Graffiti Spree

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating an “extensive amount” of graffiti that was spray-painted in several areas of town Friday night.

RMH Hosting Open House June 6

Friday, June 4, 2010

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The opening date for the new hospital is fast approaching, and RMH is hosting an open house this Sunday to familiarize visitors with the property.

VPAP’s New Infographic Map

Friday, June 4, 2010

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VPAP’s New Infographic Map

The Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) recently unveiled a voting trend visualization tool. It’s cool in a very nerdy, Nate Silver-y infographic sort of way. It has the “traditional” red-blue map by municipality, but allows users to drill down into precincts. Perhaps most interesting is the voter turnout map. According to that map, voter turnout […]

Wilt Leased Land for Natural Gas Exploration

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Wilt Leased Land for Natural Gas Exploration

According to documents filed at the Rockingham County Courthouse in 2008, Tony Wilt, the Republican candidate for 26th district delegate, was one of many land owners in the Bergton area who leased land to gas and oil companies for natural gas exploration.

Spokes – The Biking Movie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Spokes – The Biking Movie

The Harrisonburg group’s trip to Davis, CA has been covered several times here on hburgnews. Paulette Moore, a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and professor at Eastern Mennonite University came on the trip to document it. On May 22, Moore’s documentary “Spokes” was shown at Court Square as part of the Bike Month movie event. Now the […]

Helping Small Businesses and Farms (Part 5/5)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Helping Small Businesses and Farms (Part 5/5)

Carolyn Frank, Tony Wilt, and Kai Degner reveal their approaches to helping our area's economy. Fifth and final video in a series.

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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.