Archive | October, 2010

An Insider’s Guide To The School Board

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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An Insider’s Guide To The School Board

Last week we discussed the inner workings of Harrisonburg’s City Council. Today we look at the city’s school board, the job they do and what makes a good board member. According to Donald Ford, who served as superintendant of Harrisonburg City Schools for nearly thirteen years, the school board is “the policy making body for the […]

Baxter, Fravel Compete For School Board Seat

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Baxter, Fravel Compete For School Board Seat

On the ballot in Harrisonburg next Tuesday, there are several items in addition to the 6th District House of Representatives race and the six candidates running for two City Council seats. Sallie Strickler and Stephen Barranco, Jr. are running for two open seats on the Harrisonburg City School Board in the East District. In other […]

Locally-Produced ‘Beardo’ Premiering at VA Film Fest

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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“Beardo the Movie,” a documentary about the World Beard and Moustache Championships, has been accepted to screen at the 23rd Annual Virginia Film Festival. This screening will be the world premiere of “Beardo the Movie.”

What Should Be Done About The Golf Course?

Monday, October 25, 2010

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What Should Be Done About The Golf Course?

This is the sixth installment of the 2010 Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. What (if anything) should be done to address the Heritage Oaks Golf Course operating deficit?

An Insider’s Guide To City Council

Friday, October 22, 2010

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An Insider’s Guide To City Council

City voters head to the polls on November 2nd like employers walking into an interview with potential hires. The task is not an easy one. The people they select will be the citizen legislators who tax them, who decide what their city will become and who determine what type of environment their children will be […]

Harrisonburg’s Most Important Issues

Friday, October 22, 2010

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Harrisonburg’s Most Important Issues

This is the fifth installment of the 2010 Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader hhsparent writes, “I would like to know what issue or position they feel most strongly about and how they would seek to advance that position as a councilperson. Is it jobs? Is it education? If they could advance […]

HDR Announces 2010 Poster Design Contest

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance launched the third annual Picture Downtown poster contest. This student-only competition accepts 2-D artistic interpretations of downtown Harrisonburg to be judged by a panel of artists and Arts Council of the Valley representatives.

Fuzionz To Serve Westernized Eastern Cuisine

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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A new semi-ethnic restaurant is moving into the building that formerly housed Cuchi Guidos and Luigi’s in downtown Harrisonburg. The Breeze reported Thursday that Fuzionz will offer westernized Indian and Pakistani dishes when it opens in mid-November.

What’s Changed About Harrisonburg?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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What’s Changed About Harrisonburg?

This is the fourth installment in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader Ross asks, “What’s one thing that’s changed about Harrisonburg that you wish hadn’t?”

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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.