Happy Birthday Dave Miller

Monday, July 7, 2008


Dave Miller, frequent hburgnews contributor/commenter, turns 27 today.  He’ll be downtown the rest of the evening.  Come celebrate and get together with fellow hburgnewsies!

Tree down on East Wolfe St

Saturday, May 31, 2008

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I tried to Twitter this, but the tool isn’t working.  So here’s a picture of a scene about 10 yards from my front door, a result of the brief storm that came through this afternoon.  Not sure whose car it is!  Any more storm damage out there on this Saturday afternoon?  

HBurg Torpedo Factory?

Monday, May 5, 2008


Much is happening with the arts downtown, with MACRoCk, the Museum and Gallery Walk, and First Fridays all gaining steam this spring. Next, a three-session facilitated dialogue begins about the next phases of turning the Ruddle Building into an arts center in downtown – that’s the building with the Old Dominion Coffee Company. The sessions […]

Super Sunday in the ‘Burg

Sunday, February 3, 2008


So how are HBurgNewsers spending Super Bowl Sunday?  Big screen, good food Super Bowl Party on Old Richmond Circle for me.  We’re talking about the best place to eat, but where’s the best spot to watch the big game?

Local Arts Funding from Commonwealth

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


The Virginia Commission for the Arts is Virginia’s primary re-granting agent for the arts, and the GA’s support is directly related to funding we receive locally. As seen on page 33 in this PDF, within Delegate Matt Lohr’s District 26 in 2006-07, the following organizations received funding totaling over $53,000: the Arts Council of the […]

Don’t Think of an Elephant

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Don’t think of an elephant. No, really. Don’t think of an elephant. What’d you think of? An elephant, right? The ARA rally was a colorful scene, with a number of posters and signs, a couple drums – and at least a dozen cops in the immediate vicinity (inspired by “vague threats” I’m sure).

Katrina Relief

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


This week, there are 105 volunteers from the JMU/Harrisonburg community on a service trip to aid in the continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Stay updated on the wiki, including day-by-day additions of photography by yours truly). You might spy another hburgnews blogger with a sharp eye…

Coordinating Bike Rides – Ideas?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


A local biker just started a new message board “for people to post rides they want to organize or just to find people to ride with or get info on new trails. I hope that this can provide a service to the local biking community.”  He says, “Even though we have a very dedicated mountain bike […]

Radio Update – Final Appeal

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Follow this link to hear this post’s text read aloud, or read below. The OrangeBand Initiative submits its application for community radio October 12-19 and we have made significant strides in only five weeks towards submitting a competitive and professional application.

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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.