Archive | January, 2011

Arrested Development At Preston Lake?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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Arrested Development At Preston Lake?

Development of an expansive new urbanist subdivision east of Harrisonburg has slowed since the housing market crash in 2008. Doug Manners reported in Saturday’s Daily News-Record that The Hine Group, the developer behind Preston Lake has been “locked in a still-unsettled legal battle with its lender, Wachovia Bank,” and that the development may be headed […]

Dance Move Fridays

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Dance Move Fridays

Kendall New, the creator of a video that’s been shared around the Harrisonburg interwebs lately, has been uploading unofficial dance move tutorials to YouTube for a few months. New and his friend, fellow JMU senior Isaac Hulvey, aren’t part of any dance class or group, and have had no official dance training. But once a […]

Shrinking Newman Lake

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Shrinking Newman Lake

The Breeze reported Thursday that Newman Lake will shrink by more than half over the summer. The JMU Board of Visitors recently approved the lake-reduction project because “the dam that controls the water level for the lake no longer adheres to 2008 Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation regulations,” according to the report. The new […]

Educational Productivity in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Educational Productivity in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

The Center for American Progress is releasing the results from a  first-ever attempt to evaluate the productivity of almost every major school district in the country. According to the report, nearly every K-12 school district in the country with more than 250 students was included. The full report, authored by Ulrich Bosser, is accompanied by […]

hburgnews To Publish Reader-Funded Stories

Friday, January 14, 2011

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hburgnews To Publish Reader-Funded Stories

Since 2006, hburgnews.com has broken stories, helped to educate voters, fostered discussions, and filled gaps in local news coverage. Although we offer underwriter spaces to help pay for operating costs, no writer for hburgnews.com has ever been paid for the work we do. Because we maintain the site on a volunteer basis, we haven’t been […]

Get Your hburgnews Bumper Stickers

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Get Your hburgnews Bumper Stickers

Here at hburgnews we’re doing some early spring cleaning and we came across the bumper stickers that we distributed at the International Festival in September 2010. We would like to put our few remaining stickers in the hands of our readers, so if you would like one, send a stamped and self-addressed business-sized return envelope to us with a note telling us […]

Harrisonburg Maps You Don’t Need to Refold

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Some have blogged recently about the fascinating NYT interactive map of America from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009.  This application  is a lot of fun, as you can hover over an area and drill down to very granular data.  Here are a few of the Harrisonburg maps […]

Harrisonburg Live Music in January

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Harrisonburg Live Music in January

This is the first of what hopefully will become a monthly post showcasing all things live music in Harrisonburg. I’ve made an effort to include as many shows as I can, but inevitably some may be left off. If you book music in Harrisonburg and your show is not on this list, please leave relevant […]

Hess, Boshart In Race For Sheriff

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Hess, Boshart In Race For Sheriff

Following Rockingham County Sheriff Don Farley’s announcement of retirement after 2011, Kurt Boshart, a lieutenant with the Harrisonburg Police Department, announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to run for sheriff. On Tuesday, C.M. Hess, a major in the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, made his run for sheriff official. In a prepared statement, Hess […]

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    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.