This week in Harrisonburg: August 22, 2010

DebSF -- August 22nd, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week:

• Rep. Bob Goodlatte was in town, updating community leaders about key issues in the area.  Governor McDonnell is headed our way next week.

• The Salvation Army handed out more than 600 backpacks full of school supplies on Friday, considerably more than last year.

• The Harrisonburg Farmers Market gets a USDA grant to allow acceptance of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards.

• Council approved  a  modification to the OCP-Harrisonburg  agreement due to issues associated with the ongoing legal transfer of the Simms Center from the HRDA to the city itself.

• First part of the Erickson Avenue Extension opens.

Photo by Thanh Dang, © 2010

• A good read about JMU and Harrisonburg from the point of view a  newcomer and native of Missouri; a blog by an incoming JMU grad student/TA  in the history program.

• It’s that time of the year; here are couple of fun posts (with great pics)  about canning adventures this year at the Keezletown Community Cannery by Kay Acker and Sarah Jones, writing on  HarrisonburgYouandMe.

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

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