Archive | March, 2011

MACRoCk XIV: A Preview

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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MACRoCk XIV: A Preview

It’s the last week of March and that means that the MACRoCk committee is putting the finishing touches on what will be the 14th iteration of Harrisonburg’s own spring independent music festival. For those unfamiliar with this event, MACRoCk is a festival that originally took place on JMU’s campus, but two years ago moved to […]

Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Planning your Plantings

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Planning your Plantings

Now is the perfect time to start seeds indoors for planting once all danger of frost has past, or to start frost-hardy plants outside under protective cover. Harrisonburg is technically in hardiness zone 6a according to the National Gardening Association, but keep in mind that there are also local microclimates, especially in areas like ours that are so hilly.

‘Out in the Silence’ Screening and Conversation with the Filmmakers

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Announcement from The School of Media Arts & Design at JMU: Mark your calendars for the viewing/discussion of the award-winning film Out in the Silence. The gripping documentary centers on the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement

Life, Death And Love In Ducktown

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Life, Death And Love In Ducktown

“This here is Ducktown,” said Nelson Hess, owner of Hess Furniture on North Liberty Street. “Right here there’s a lot of ‘em.” The bustling heart of Ducktown is along the stream between Wolfe and Rock streets, where the residents of the nearby Lineweaver apartment building generously, excessively even, distribute bread and other foodstuffs.

City Seeking Input For Website Redesign

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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City Seeking Input For Website Redesign

The City of Harrisonburg is seeking input from citizens as they plan to redesign the harrisonburgva.gov website. The City Manager’s Office announced a call for feedback Tuesday morning: The last major design effort for the site was done in 2005. “The internet is a fast moving space,” said Public Information Officer Miriam Dickler.  “What was cutting […]

New Bridges: Winner of Nonprofit Brand Challenge

Monday, March 21, 2011

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Press Release from Gravity Group: Gravity Group, a Harrisonburg-based branding and marketing communications agency, has announced the winner of its 1st Annual Gravity Group Brand Challenge: NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center.

A Year Later, The Prospect of Fracking Remains

Monday, March 21, 2011

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A Year Later, The Prospect of Fracking Remains

Turn west off of VA 259 onto Bergton Road and you drive into the far northwestern corner of Rockingham County. The narrow paved road winds you into a land of sheep pastures and chicken houses, hunting cabins and homes, rolling hills and wooded ridges that rise into the mountain that creates a skyline marking the border with West Virginia. Whether that skyline will someday feature a natural gas derrick is a question that remains unanswered.

JMU Student Develops Local Bus Schedule App

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Press Release from the JMU IEEE Computer Society: 19-year old JMU IEEE Computer Society member Matt Jeanes first came to JMU from Fairfax, VA as a freshman Computer Science major in 2009. Jeanes and a friend started using the HDPT buses to get across campus to eat at the new East Campus Dining Hall daily.

Green Tunnel: Hike The AT In Four Minutes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Green Tunnel: Hike The AT In Four Minutes

Virginia filmmaker Kevin Gallagher hiked the entire Appalachian Trial in 2005, and shot sequences of still photos (on actual film) along the way. Years later, he strung them together to make Green Tunnel, a short film that blasts through more than 2,000 miles in about four minutes. Gallagher, a graduate of Broadway High School (class […]

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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.