Archive | September, 2010

Award-Winning Parks & Recreation Projects

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation was honored by the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society this month for two projects:  First Tee® Harrisonburg and the Blacks Run Stream Bank Restoration Project.

Viva el Spaghetti: Local music fest celebrates eighth year

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Viva el Spaghetti: Local music fest celebrates eighth year

As a rising senior music major at JMU Mickey Glago asked himself the question that every artist faces: “How can I make my work matter?” For Glago the answer was to shift his focus from solely performance and move into the business side of the entertainment industry. His new major required an internship and Glago […]

This Week in Harrisonburg: September 19, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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This Week in Harrisonburg: September 19, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week: Many sources are reporting the collapse of a third-floor apartment through to the first floor at the Hunters Ridge apartment complex in Harrisonburg.  According to the HPD, the incident occurred around midnight Friday. More than 2 dozen people were injured.  From the NBC29 news story, […]

Northeast Neighborhood Association Town Hall

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Press release from the Strong Families/Great Youth Coalition announcing a “Harrisonburg town hall to spotlight community safety” in response to recent shootings in the Harris Gardens and Kelly Street areas.

HPD Investigates Fatal Shooting At Harris Gardens

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Harrisonburg police are investigating a shooting death at an apartment complex on Vine Street late Thursday night. Officers responded at 9:23 p.m. to the report of multiple shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers found a female in the parking lot, who was unresponsive.

Craigslist Removes An Adult Ad Section

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Craigslist Removes An Adult Ad Section

Craigslist shut down the adult services section of its websites on September 4. The announcement followed recent pressure from U.S. attorneys general, including Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli, to end a service prosecutors say contributed to “misery for the women and children who may be exploited and victimized by [the] ads.”

JMU Rejoices at Football Win Over VT

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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JMU Rejoices at Football Win Over VT

Harrisonburg is buzzing tonight over the JMU football team’s surprising victory against Virginia Tech, playing on VT’s home field in Blacksburg. The final score was 21-16.

This Week in Harrisonburg: September 11, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

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This Week in Harrisonburg: September 11, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week: Not much rain lately; the US drought monitor from the Dept. of Agriculture shows what we already know – our area has been abnormally dry over the summer, and the area east of the Valley is experiencing moderate drought conditions. The National Weather Service tags […]

Warner Visits Harrisonburg

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Warner Visits Harrisonburg

The News Virginian reports that Senator Mark Warner spent some time in the valley yesterday, stopping in Harrisonburg  after a visit to a health care facility in Lynchburg.  He remarked that on taking office in 2009, the economy was in an even deeper ditch than anyone realized. And the senator puts the responsibility on those […]

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  • 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.