Archive | September, 2010

HHS Newsstreak Adviser Named National H.S. Journalism Teacher of the Year

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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HHS Newsstreak Adviser Named National H.S. Journalism Teacher of the Year

In September the Dow Jones News Fund selected Valerie Penton Kibler, Harrisonburg High School teacher and adviser to the HHS Newsstreak, to be the 2010 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. The Newsstreak student-staff produces a print newspaper in addition to the online news site previously featured on From the award announcement: […]

No Charges Yet In Harris Gardens Murder

Thursday, September 30, 2010


No Charges Yet In Harris Gardens Murder

It’s been two weeks since Janet Bonilla, a pregnant mother of three, was shot to death in the parking lot at the Harris Gardens apartment complex in Harrisonburg. Since then, the police have released several updates confirming that investigators are working on the case, but as of this week, no charges have been filed.

Block Party in the ‘Burg Preps For Sixth Year

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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The sixth annual Block Party in the ‘Burg is set for Friday, October 1st in downtown Harrisonburg. The student-focused event aims to encourage students to venture beyond the boarders of campus. The event begins on Court Square at 4:00pm on Friday

International Festival Open Thread

Saturday, September 25, 2010


As we gear up for one of the city’s coolest annual happenings, hburgnews invites you to interact with our community online and in person too.  Your comments on the International Festival are welcome in this thread, along with your tweets (tagged #hburgnews so they automatically appear in the box on our main page) and your […]

Performing Arts Center Announces Community Open Houses

Friday, September 24, 2010

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JMU’s new Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is hosting free open house tours and events for the Harrisonburg community on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hburgnews to Debut Bumper Stickers

Friday, September 24, 2010


Hburgnews to Debut Bumper Stickers

Looking for a way to share with the world your love for the best little news source in Harrisonburg? will be debuting our new line of bumper stickers at the Harrisonburg International Festival on Saturday, September 25. At the tent in the business networking section of the festival we’ll have 100 brand spanking new, […]

Culture in Motion: Fest Showcases World Dance

Friday, September 24, 2010


Culture in Motion: Fest Showcases World Dance

Anyone who has ever attended Harrisonburg’s International Festival knows that the annual event is six hours of non-stop music, food and dance. Visitors to this year’s festival will get plenty of the first two, along with an extra helping of the latter. Dance has always been an important part of the festival, from the crowd’s spontaneous movement […]

October is Last ‘First Friday’ of 2010 Season

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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The final Harrisonburg First Fridays Downtown of the 2010 season will be October 1, 5pm – 7pm.  The event schedule, provided by The Arts Council of the Valley, is listed below.  Friday, October 1st is JMU Family Weekend as well as a host of other local events.  

DREAM Act Dead For Now

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The DREAM Act, the bill that would grant a path to permanent residency for many children of unauthorized immigrants, was effectively killed in the Senate Tuesday. The Washington Post reports: Republicans used a procedural vote to block the bill. Immigration advocates accused Republicans of sacrificing the well-being of thousands of young people to cater to […]

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