Archive | February, 2011

Documentary on Local Underage Drinking Premieres Feb. 21

Friday, February 11, 2011

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It’s a No-Brainer, a documentary about underage alcohol use among local youth, premieres 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg. Refreshments will be served, and a discussion will follow.

hburgnews Seeking News Writers

Friday, February 11, 2011

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hburgnews Seeking News Writers

If you’re a regular hburgnews reader, you may have noticed that nothing new has been posted here this week. That is due in large part to the fact that we are a small group of volunteer writers who have day jobs — occasionally we get too busy to post anything. We need a few more […]

HHS Newsstreak On Egypt Crisis

Saturday, February 5, 2011

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HHS Newsstreak On Egypt Crisis

In the most recent Newsstreak, a pair of news stories and an opinion piece deal with the escalating crisis in Egypt. Nahla Aboutabl interviewed one of the protesters and also wrote an opinion piece about freedom in the US, concluding with “[N]ext time you get to say an opinion of yours and don’t get shot, […]

ABC Privatization Bill Quashed In Committee

Friday, February 4, 2011

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ABC Privatization Bill Quashed In Committee

Sen. Mark Obenshain’s bill that would have privatized state-owned liquor stores in Virginia was killed in committee Friday morning. SB1272 had the support of Gov. Bob McDonnell, who toured Virginia last year to promote the plan. The Washington Post reports that Friday’s rejection came as no surprise. Rosalind Helderman writes: The development was widely anticipated […]

Local Census Data Released; Redistricting Possibilities

Friday, February 4, 2011

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Local Census Data Released; Redistricting Possibilities

Census figures for Virginia are out, and so is the redistricting guessing game. The process kicks off when the gov calls a special session for the spring to redraw districts.  Virginia has 8M people, up from 7.1M ten years ago (13 percent growth). Rockingham County matched the state growth rate, at 12.7 percent, going from […]

Harrisonburg Live Music in February

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Harrisonburg Live Music in February

As always, If you notice that a show is not included in the listing, leave a comment with the relevant information. 2.3.11 Blue Nile: Lights in the Fog 9:30PM Clementine Main Stage: Frontier Ruckus $5 9:30PM Clementine Lounge: DJ Neals Barkley 2.4.11 Clementine Main Stage: Larry Keel & The Natural Bridge 9:30PM $10 Blue Nile: […]

What’s The Downtown Retail ‘Tipping Point?’

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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What’s The Downtown Retail ‘Tipping Point?’

The idea of mixed-use, high density living, where people reside in apartments over restaurants and retail shops, is appealing to many residents of downtown Harrisonburg. But while the apartments are occupied, many of the commercial spaces on the street level remain vacant. Last week Doug Manners reported in the Daily News-Record on the empty retail […]

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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.