Archive | October, 2010

Northeast Neighborhood Assn. To Hold Follow-Up Town Hall Meeting

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Harrisonburg’s Northeast Neighborhood Association will host a follow up Town Hall Meeting to continue working on solutions to make this, and all neighborhoods, a safe place to live. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 20th in the Lucy Simms Center, located at 620 Simms Avenue in Harrisonburg. Members of the Harrisonburg […]

Three Indicted in Bonilla Case

Monday, October 18, 2010


Three Indicted in Bonilla Case

More than a month after a fatal shooting in Harrisonburg, Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst has issued direct indictments on three Harrisonburg men.  Randy Sanchez, Jr., Lamar D. Randolph and Ray C. Aaron have been charged with capital murder of a pregnant woman and other offenses for the death of Ledys Jeanneth (Janet) Bonilla-Zelaya on September […]

Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety In Harrisonburg

Monday, October 18, 2010


Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety In Harrisonburg

This is the third installment in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. reader Kristen asks: “What do you intend to do to increase pedestrian safety downtown?” and “What are your plans for increasing cyclist safety?”

Diversifying Job Opportunities In Harrisonburg

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This is the second installment in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. reader Chris writes: “In many cases JMU students are forced to leave Harrisonburg post-graduation because of a lack of jobs in their field. Because of this, the Harrisonburg community loses much talent that would be beneficial to our community. As […]

Meet The City Council Candidates

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Meet The City Council Candidates

On October 1, we asked readers to help us come up with a list of questions for Harrisonburg City Council candidates to answer. We made a list and emailed all the candidates the first question. This is the first post of several in a Q&A series about the upcoming local elections (November 2). We’ll be […]

This Week in Harrisonburg: October 9, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010


This Week in Harrisonburg:  October 9, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week: WHSV reports on a $2 million grant heading to the  Harrisonburg Community Health Center from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to increase capacity at the community health center. According to AFP,  the 44th annual Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale held last weekend was […]

Apartment Collapse Attributed to “Excessive Loading”

Friday, October 8, 2010


In an evaluation released by the City of Harrisonburg Friday, engineering consultant Mark Byerly gave city officials his assessment of what caused the collapse of two floors of an apartment building at Hunters Ridge on September 17. It is my professional opinion the the floor of apartment J at 1348 Hunters Ridge failed due to […]

Forest Service Hears Hydrofracking Concerns

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


The U.S. Forest Service held a public meeting Tuesday in Verona to discuss possible revisions to their land management plan in George Washington National Forest over the next 15 years. The USFS is in the process of determining where companies may drill for natural gas using the controversial hydrofracturing, or hydrofracking method.

Questions For City Candidates?

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Questions For City Candidates?

Election day is one month from today, and we want to know if you have any questions for the candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council or Harrisonburg City School Board. In 2008, hburgnews readers came up with some good questions for the council candidates. What issues are most pressing for Harrisonburg today?

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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.