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Unity: International Festival To Mesh With Moving Planet Event

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Unity: International Festival To Mesh With Moving Planet Event

One is a Harrisonburg tradition over a decade old. The other is a grassroots movement in its inaugural year. This Saturday two very different events will be taking place in Harrisonburg. But both events share a common goal; bringing members of the community together in a display of unity. The International Festival, an event that […]

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).

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 […]

Friday Clementine Art Show: Valley Art Project

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Local Artist Pam Tittle will exhibit her artwork May 6 – 28 at the Clementine Café in downtown Harrisonburg. This is in conjunction with Harrisonburg’s First Fridays Event. An Artist reception will be held Friday, May 6th, 5:00 – 7:00pm. Pam writes: The idea for the Valley Art Project started over a year ago. I […]

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (In Pictures)

Monday, April 25, 2011

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Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (In Pictures)

The First Annual Rocktown Beer & Music Festival took place Saturday afternoon at the Turner Pavilion and Park in downtown Harrisonburg. The festival — sponsored by Harrisonburg’s Downtown Dining Alliance, with proceeds benefiting Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance — showcased the growing popularity of craft beers with over 30 breweries from around the country including Dogfish Head, […]

After Dark: On the Night Shift with HPD

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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After Dark: On the Night Shift with HPD

Friday 9 p.m. – I haven’t even gotten my seat belt buckled and Officer Scott Jones of the HPD is explaining to me that our first call of the night is serving a warrant for assault and battery. HPD has dealt with the suspect before who, Jones notes, is known to possess firearms and sometimes […]

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 […]

A Different Beat: MACRoCk 2011 in Photos

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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A Different Beat: MACRoCk 2011 in Photos

If success can be measured by the length of the lines waiting to get into packed downtown venues then MACRoCk, Harrisonburg’s homegrown celebration of indie music, was once again a hit. The two day event, which draws bands and spectators from around the East Coast, is also a showcase of local talent and the downtown venues where they […]

Cool-Aid 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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WXJM 88.7 FM, James Madison University’s on-campus radio station, will be holding its annual charity event, Cool-Aid at Court Square Theater, in Harrisonburg on April 13, at 8 PM for $8.

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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.