This week in Harrisonburg: August 13, 2010

Brent Finnegan -- August 13th, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week:

Brian Carderelli will reportedly be buried locally, not in Afghanistan. According to the DNR, his body is being returned to the U.S.

• The DNR reported that per capita income in the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Area dropped from $31,055 to $30,795 between 2008 and 2009, a decline of 0.8 percent.

• A giant tree more than 100 years old snapped and fell in Woodbine Cemetery during a storm last week, damaging several headstones.

Photo of Woodbine tree by Randy Lowery

Photo of felled Woodbine tree by Randy Lowery, © 2010.

• Jeremy Aldrich discovered this bizarre film clip from 1940 of turkeys and women in a pillow fight.

Girls fight with turkey feather filled pillows in Harrisonburg

1940 Universal Pictures newsreel of a Harrisonburg turkey feather pillow fight.

Lisa’s Cafe is a new-to-me local food blog (that’s actually been around for two years). Lisa describes herself as “a vegetarian with a great love for Food Network, cooking with friends, and healthy food that’s varied, simple and never dull.”

Looking ahead…

• The Rockingham County Fair is next week.

Taste of Downtown Harrisonburg is also next week.

What did we miss? What’s happening in your neighborhood? What do you want to discuss?

15 Responses to “This week in Harrisonburg: August 13, 2010”

  1. DebSF says:

    Jeremy, what a great find. Gotta be Madison College related, don’t you think? All women, the right age? The clothes look kind of like gym uniforms.

  2. Lindsay says:

    There appears to be more than feathers in those pillow cases!

  3. Renee says:

    I like the “this week in hburg” posts – nice addition!

  4. Thanh says:

    I have some information about some happenings this Saturday and week:

    “A free raffle will be held at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market on Saturday August 14 and Thursday August 26 for a chance to win a free rain barrel and compost bin. Winners will be notified by phone and must be available to pick up the rain barrel or compost bin at the September 11 sale. One raffle entry, per person, per visit to the Farmers Market so come out on both days!

    A free raffle will also be held at the Rockingham County Fair, August 16-21. Winners will be notified by phone and must be available to pick up the rain barrel or compost bin at the September 11 sale.”

    The Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale will be on September 11 from 9am-3pm. More information at

  5. David Miller says:

    When did that tree fall!? It was beautiful!

  6. Emmy says:

    Thanks for that blog! As a recent convert to vegetarianism I’m always looking for new recipes.

    • Lisa N. Ha says:

      Lol, thanks. I’m embarrassed this made it on hburgnews. It really started as a way to collect and organize all my personal recipes for dinner planning purposes. It was only a few weeks ago I decided to make the URL public so my friends could use it if they wanted. So no promises! ^_^

      • Woops. Sorry if you didn’t want that publicized, Lisa. I just figured since it was public…

        I suppose you could make it private again. But you shouldn’t be embarrassed. I thought it was cool.

        Warning to other local bloggers: if you don’t want your blog mentioned on hburgnews, don’t write anything interesting. Or just keep it set to private/excluded from being indexed, or don’t use the word “Harrisonburg” in any of your posts. I have search feeds for that term going into my Google Reader account.

        • Lisa says:

          Nah Brent, we’re cool. I made it public for a reason, I just didn’t expect people to actually like it.

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