Archive | July, 2010

Activity Underway at New Community Project Home

Friday, July 30, 2010

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Activity Underway at New Community Project Home

Over a month after they closed on the property, the transformation is underway at the New Community Project‘s sustainable living homestead on North Main Street in Harrisonburg. While interior renovations are waiting on professional lead and asbestos abatement services, changes are already appearing in the back yard. Though only a few weeks old green bean, lima bean […]

RMH To Affiliate With Sentara

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Rockingham Memorial Hospital announced Thursday that they will “affiliate” with Norfolk-based Sentara, which operates eight hospitals, and more than 100 “care giving sites” in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. For RMH, this deal would end a nearly 100-year-run as an independent health organization in the Valley.

Harrisonburg Police Searching for Missing Man

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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HPD sent out an announcement Wednesday afternoon, asking the public for help finding Steven Spart

Council Recap: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Approved

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Council Recap: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Approved

On Tuesday night, Harrisonburg City Council voted  to approve the Planning Commission’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. A vote on the plan had been postponed from the previous council meeting on July 13 for further review. Council also voted to enact Section 16-4-19 of the Harrisonburg City Code. The Commonwealth Attorney’s office had recommended that the […]

SVGLA Celebrates 4th Annual Valley Pride

Monday, July 26, 2010

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Yesterday was Gay Pride Day, and the Shenandoah Valley Gay & Lesbian Association (SVGLA) celebrated with fundraiser for the Valley AIDS Network, a private drag show on Saturday night, and a public, family-friendly picnic at Hillandale Park on Sunday.

DREAM Act Arrestee Tells Her Story

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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DREAM Act Arrestee Tells Her Story

Harrisonburg college grad-turned-immigration reform activist Isabel Castillo was arrested outside Sen. Harry Reid’s office in Washington D.C. Tuesday evening for participating in a sit-in supporting passage of the DREAM Act. Why did she do it?

Harrisonburg Immigrant Activist Arrested In DC

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Harrisonburg Immigrant Activist Arrested In DC

Harrisonburg immigration activist Isabel Castillo, an unauthorized immigrant, was arrested outside Sen. Harry Reid’s office in Washington D.C. Tuesday for participating in a protest supporting passage of the DREAM Act. Castillo was in one of three groups of recent college graduates arrested for staging sit-ins in front of senators’ offices.

Travel Association To Close New Market Visitor Center, Reorganize

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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The Shenandoah Valley Travel Association announced they will be closing the visitor center in New Market in August — a move they hope will allow them to refocus on “strategic marketing programs” to attract more business to various localities in the region.

DNR Writer Dances Through Town

Monday, July 19, 2010

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For Heather Bowser, driving on every street in town has been a lifetime project.  And it’s one she’s (almost) finished.

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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.