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Saturday, August 30, 2008


If you’re wondering why it’s been a little quiet here lately, I recently started a new job, I’m starting work on a new documentary, and I’ve been packing up to move across town. So, I probably won’t be able to devote as much time to hburgnews as I have in the past. But that might […]

hburgnews birthday get-together

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


This little blog is about to turn two, and it’s been over a year since the last time hburgnews readers got together for a meet and greet, so we figured; why not have a get together on the two year anniversary of the beginning of the site? We’ll be gathering for an informal get-together downstairs […]

wanted: more Twitterers

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


We started the Twitter feature in early March. So far, it’s been relatively successful. It’s served as a tip for several blog posts, tracked the fire at Dave’s Recycling, and served as a live blog for a political debate. But what can be done to increase its usefulness?

sharing the blog

Monday, May 12, 2008


As you might imagine, blogging on hburgnews takes up a lot of time. Regular readers have probably noticed an increase in contributions from other writers here recently.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


You may have noticed a change in the blog headlines in the left sidebar: it’s actually updating properly. That’s because we’ve switched aggregators from to The old one never worked properly, and Mason Wolf has created a new site for local bloggers that should serve as a hub for local blogs.

what happened

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


If you were wondering what happened to last week, the short answer is: I was out of town (out of reach) for about ten days. During that period of time, the site froze up due to some malicious code in the database. Other contributors wanted to post, but couldn’t. I’ve spent the better part […]

Evan Dyson’s blog

Friday, March 28, 2008


In case you didn’t catch it in the aggregator feed; photographer, JMU senior and editor of The Breeze, Evan Dyson, recently launched a behind-the-scenes news blog. To my knowledge, Evan was the first to cover the fire on North Main yesterday — yet another example of how fast blogs can move information. Evan may be […]

minor repairs

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Readers who still use Internet Explorer (switch to Mozilla Firefox) tell me the formatting is all screwed up. Please bear with me as I upgrade and fiddle with the code to try to fix these issues.

Twitter experiment

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I’ve been aware of Twitter for a while now. Initially, I disregarded it as another waste of time — a place to type mind-numbingly boring narcissistic drivel — along the lines of “what I’m doing” updates on MySpace and Facebook. But something citizen journalism advocate, Jeff Jarvis, recently posted on his blog made me give […]

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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.