Archive | July, 2010

A Tale of Two Co-ops

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Why have the Friendly City Food Co-Op’s fundraising efforts flourished in Harrisonburg, while plans for a co-op in Staunton fizzled? Rebecca Martinez writes in the Staunton News Leader about this case study in local economics and community organizing.

Four Years of Harrisonburg News

Friday, July 16, 2010


Four Years of Harrisonburg News

Saturday the 17th marks four years since was first launched. Since we started tracking traffic (in the spring of 2007) we’ve had more than 114,000 visitors, 491,000 visits and 1.6 million pageviews.

Harrisonburg Farmers Market Veteran Turns 90

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Harrisonburg Farmers Market Veteran Turns 90

If you’ve been to the Harrisonburg Farmers Market more than once, chances are you’ve seen him. Clarence Dellinger, the vendor with glasses, long white hair and a wild beard, is about to turn 90. He has been growing and selling local produce in downtown Harrisonburg for 50 years.

City Planning Commission takes up Comp Plan Input

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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At last night’s July meeting, Harrisonburg’s Planning Commission began a review of public input from the May citizen input sessions concerning the revision of the city’s comprehensive plan. Chapters from the first input session on land use and transportation were discussed (specifically Chapter 5 Land Use and Development Quality , Chapter 6 Neighborhoods & Housing, […]

Council Recap: Bicycle and Pedestrian plan vote postponed

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Council Recap: Bicycle and Pedestrian plan vote postponed

Council heard the Planning Commision’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan that would give the city guidelines on developing bike and foot traffic infrastructure throughout the city, but postponed a vote pending further review.

HPD: Would-Be Bomber Says He Was Forced

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Harrisonburg police announced Tuesday morning that the man who walked into Wachovia bank on South Main Street Monday morning with what was believed to have been an explosive device taped to his back has told investigators that he was forced to enter the bank and withdraw his money.

Bomb Threat at South Main Wachovia

Monday, July 12, 2010


Bomb Threat at South Main Wachovia

Harrisonburg police have diverted traffic on South Main Street between South Avenue and Mosby Road Monday morning as reports roll in of a bomb threat at the Wachovia Bank on South Main Street.

Rain: flash flood watch issued as drought enters second week

Friday, July 9, 2010


The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch Friday night for Rockingham County. The alert may be welcome news for some, after after weeks without substantial rainfall have left the Valley parched.

New EMU Program Created to Help Prevent Suicide

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Last October, news of Austin Frazier’s untimely death spread through the Harrisonburg community. In the wake of his suicide, Austin’s parents, Bibb and Dolly Frazier, set up the Austin Frazier Memorial, “a group dedicated to comforting the family and friends of Austin Frazier. And, to help build awareness of the life threatening risk of Bipolar […]

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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.