Archive | January, 2011

Changes in Election Law in the 2011 Legislative Session

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Changes in Election Law in the 2011 Legislative Session

As the 2011 Virginia legislative session begins tomorrow, a number of bills have been introduced which may change the way we manage and run elections in the area.  Some are summarized after the jump. What do you think? 

ACV To Screen Indie Docs At ‘Art House 101’

Friday, January 7, 2011

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The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) announces Art House 101, a new film festival celebrating the visual and performing arts January 20, 21, and 22.

Gravity Group Announces ‘Brand Challenge’ For Local Nonprofits

Friday, January 7, 2011

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Gravity Group, a Harrisonburg-based branding and marketing communications agency, announced the 1st Annual Gravity Group Brand Challenge on Thursday, January 6th, during the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. The goal of the Brand Challenge is to “help a local nonprofit organization increase the power of their brand by providing a free brand assessment and […]

Looking Ahead To The 90s

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Looking Ahead To The 90s

Someone recently uploaded several old TV3 commercials and “JMU Midweek” segments from 1989 and 1990 to YouTube. Some of JMUTimeMachine’s videos provide an interesting look back at Harrisonburg fashion and advertising circa 1990.

Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

As control of the U.S. House of Representatives shifts from the Democratic to the Republican Party this week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has received a splash of national media attention for his group recital of the U.S. Constitution scheduled for Thursday morning. The Shenandoah Valley representative will lead a reading of the founding document on the […]

Friendly City to Host Local Foods Happy Hour

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Friendly City Food Co-op is partnering with the Harrisonburg Farmers Market and Ryan Zale, Executive Chef of the Local Chop and Grill House to host a tasting of winter-friendly foods. This free Happy Hour tasting will be hosted at the Local Chop and Grill House on January 18, 2011 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. There is also wine […]

TPM: Goodlatte Wants ‘Tax Code Termination’

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Talking Points Memo claims to have received a “dear colleague” letter that originated from Rep. Bob Goodlatte, calling for a page-one rewrite of the federal tax code.

NYE Blaze Damaged Poultry Building

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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NYE Blaze Damaged Poultry Building

A fire on New Year’s Eve damaged the Cargill feed mill on the corner of Kratzer and Liberty in Harrisonburg. According to a report in the DNR, the fire caused more than $100,000 in damages. Most of the damage was contained to a storage area near a loading dock that held medical supplies for turkeys […]

Rockingham Schools Collecting Phone Books

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Rockingham County Public Schools, in conjunction with Shentel, are collecting telephone directories.

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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.