Archive | May, 2011

Castillo To Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Castillo To Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Isabel Castillo, an undocumented immigrant DREAM activist from Harrisonburg, will be the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco. The New York Times reports: Stephen A. Privett, the president of the University of San Francisco, said he decided to award the degree after reading about Ms. Castillo in the On Education […]

Last Glimpse of Food Co-op Before Official Opening

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Last Glimpse of Food Co-op Before Official Opening

It was a strange scene for a Saturday morning at a grocery store. The shelves were bare and there were no aisles for the small crowd to mill through. No one was being rung up at a cash register. But the Friendly City Food Co-op, which opened its doors to showcase its progress to the […]

Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

Monday, May 9, 2011

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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.

Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Composting & Other Garden Tips

Friday, May 6, 2011

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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Composting & Other Garden Tips

This is the 3rd post in our local gardening mini-series. Previous posts can be found at this link. I’ll reiterate that I’m no expert! I just do a lot of reading about gardens online and I started my own small plot here in Harrisonburg for the first time last year. For this installment in the […]

Traffic Advisory: JMU Commencement May 7

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department would like to inform the public of areas that will be congested on Saturday, May 7 for James Madison University’s annual Commencement Ceremonies.

State Agencies Weighing Benefits Of Burning Poultry Litter To Generate Electricity

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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State Agencies Weighing Benefits Of Burning Poultry Litter To Generate Electricity

The practice of using poultry litter as fertilizer in the Valley has become the subject of increasing environmental scrutiny. Is burning chicken litter to make energy a good solution to our energy and waste problems?

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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.