Archive | December, 2010

No ‘First Night Harrisonburg’ 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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No ‘First Night Harrisonburg’ 2011

For the first time in 18 years, there will be no First Night celebration in downtown Harrisonburg on New Year’s Eve. TV3 and the Daily News-Record reported in November that plans for First Night had been dropped by organizers, who cited “a lack of volunteers and financial support” for the event. Doug Manners reported on […]

How Do You Celebrate?

Friday, December 24, 2010

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How Do You Celebrate?

How do you celebrate the holidays — Christmas in particular? EMU professor Heidi Miller Yoder was quoted in a New York Times story about Christmas outside the mainstream. She says some Mennonites, along with certain other Christian groups, tend to take an alternative approach. Heidi Miller Yoder, an assistant professor of religion at Eastern Mennonite […]

Parking Price Gouging Downtown?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Parking Price Gouging Downtown?

Owners of the parking lot in downtown Harrisonburg between Jack Brown’s and Adona Music did away with metered parking in October and leased the lot to Potomac Parking. In a neighborhood where city-owned parking is free, parking fees in Gus Floros’ privately-owned lot jumped from quarters to dollars: $1 for two hours, $20 for a […]

Hburg Church of Christ Saga Featured in WaPo Magazine

Friday, December 17, 2010

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It’s a story of murder, fraud, and disagreements about church leadership — and it unfolded right here in the “quiet town of Harrisonburg”, according to the upcoming edition of Washington Post Magazine. The very public drama at the Harrisonburg Church of Christ between Pastor Bill Drumheller (who, unknown to congregants, was a convicted murderer and […]

Goodlatte on WikiLeaks: Stop Overclassifying

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Goodlatte on WikiLeaks: Stop Overclassifying

The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Thursday on constitutional issues raised by the most recent infodump released by WikiLeaks. In what has been described as a “surprisingly subdued” hearing, several legal experts, including Ralph Nader, criticized the “rampant overclassification” of government documents.

Snow Day (Open Thread)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Snow Day (Open Thread)

It’s no Snowpocalypse, but snow has been accumulating in Harrisonburg since early Thursday morning, and the National Weather Service issued a “winter weather advisory” for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, in effect until 7:00 this evening.

What Does The Hudson Ruling Mean For Health Care Reform?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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News of Judge Henry Hudson’s ruling that the key provision in the Obama health care law is unconstitutional spread quickly Monday afternoon.

DREAM Act Passes House Vote

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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DREAM Act Passes House Vote

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass the DREAM Act, 216-198. However, the bill does not appear to have the support needed to pass the Senate.

Rose To Step Down As JMU President In 2012

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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James Madison University President Linwood Rose announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon that he will be “ending his service” in June of 2012.

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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.