hburgnews.com: 2006 – 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

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hburgnews.com: 2006 – 2011

Regular hburgnews readers have noticed by now that new stories have been published on this site less and less frequently this summer. As you may have suspected, we’re winding down operations. This site will essentially become an archive (with an occasional new reader-contributed post every now-and-then).

Cally’s To Become Capital Ale House

Monday, June 20, 2011

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Cally’s To Become Capital Ale House

Capital Ale House announced last week that the Richmond-based restaurant chain will take possession of the space currently occupied by Cally’s Restaurant and Brewery in downtown Harrisonburg. Bill Freehling reported on fredericksburg.com: Capital Ale President Matt Simmons said the success of the Fredericksburg location [currently one of four in Virginia] affected the decision to expand […]

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 […]

Severe Weather Whips Through Valley

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Severe Weather Whips Through Valley

Harrisonburg was under tornado warnings Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning. Harrisonburg City Schools and Rockingham County Schools announced a two-hour delay Thursday morning. Some areas in Rockingham County experienced flash flooding. We have not heard reports of tornadoes spotted in Rockingham County or Harrisonburg, but there were unconfirmed reports of a tornado touching down […]

Will The 6th District Lose Roanoke?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

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Will The 6th District Lose Roanoke?

Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, is among the reddest Republican strongholds in the Commonwealth. If Democrats in the Virginia Senate have their way in the redistricting process, it could become even redder. Republican Bob Goodlatte has held office in the 6th CD since he was first elected in 1993. But […]

Westover Pool Vandalized, Closed For Repairs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Westover Pool Vandalized, Closed For Repairs

Westover Pool, located at the Cecil Gilkerson Community Activities Center in Harrisonburg, will be closed until at least seven in the morning on Thursday, April 14. The entry doors were damaged early Tuesday morning after trespassers cut a slit in the pressurized pool dome, entered the facility and attempted to exit through the main entrance […]

City Removing Signs In Right-Of-Ways

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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City Removing Signs In Right-Of-Ways

On March 22, the City of Harrisonburg announced a crackdown on illegally placed signs and fliers throughout the city: “Public Works crews will be proactively removing signage illegally placed within the city right of way. These are typically yard signs that market businesses, sales, and other events. Placement of such signs in the city right […]

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 […]

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.