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Hburg Church of Christ Saga Featured in WaPo Magazine

Friday, December 17, 2010

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It’s a story of murder, fraud, and disagreements about church leadership — and it unfolded right here in the “quiet town of Harrisonburg”, according to the upcoming edition of Washington Post Magazine. The very public drama at the Harrisonburg Church of Christ between Pastor Bill Drumheller (who, unknown to congregants, was a convicted murderer and […]

Harrisonburg’s Holiday Parade in Pictures

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Harrisonburg’s Holiday Parade in Pictures

On Friday night the crowd gathered around Court Square and lined Main Street, braving the cold air with cups of hot chocolate, hunting clothes and blankets. Then came the marching band, the fire trucks, the candy tossed by the hand fulls. With snow flurries in the air, Harrisonburg’s downtown holiday parade ushered in the season. Thanks […]

Downtown Holiday Parade 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Downtown Holiday Parade 2010

Downtown Harrisonburg will host its annual Holiday Parade tonight at 7 p.m.  The festivities start at 4 p.m. with the Holidays on the Square events and conclude with a tree lighting ceremony and performance by JMU’s Royal Marching Dukes following the parade. Tune in to hburgnews tonight for a photo essay of parade pictures by Holly Marcus. […]

Composing Meaning From The Mundane

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Composing Meaning From The Mundane

Harrisonburg photographer Jeff James got his first camera in the mid 1980’s, and realized almost immediately that he could express his ideas more fully through image making than he ever could with words. Jeff’s photo blog, The Friendly City, caught my attention several months ago.

Harrisonburg Hosts 8mm Film Festival

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Harrisonburg Hosts 8mm Film Festival

Coming soon to a theater near you (Court Square, in fact), it’s cinema painted in the grainy, shaky palate of your parents’ home movies. The format is Super 8. The festival is Super Gr8 and Harrisonburg is about to become the home of the first event of its kind. The idea for a local 8mm film […]

Cosmic Debris Rides Vinyl Revival

Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Cosmic Debris Rides Vinyl Revival

In last week’s HHS Newsstreak, Zach McDonnell wrote about Cosmic Debris, a relatively new independent record store in downtown Harrisonburg: “I said, ‘I need a college town,’” explains [Cosmic Debris owner Steve] Cape, “then a friend of mine did some research for me and said Harrisonburg was a much bigger town [than Staunton] with more […]

Locally-Produced ‘Beardo’ Premiering at VA Film Fest

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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“Beardo the Movie,” a documentary about the World Beard and Moustache Championships, has been accepted to screen at the 23rd Annual Virginia Film Festival. This screening will be the world premiere of “Beardo the Movie.”

HDR Announces 2010 Poster Design Contest

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance launched the third annual Picture Downtown poster contest. This student-only competition accepts 2-D artistic interpretations of downtown Harrisonburg to be judged by a panel of artists and Arts Council of the Valley representatives.

Culture in Motion: Fest Showcases World Dance

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Culture in Motion: Fest Showcases World Dance

Anyone who has ever attended Harrisonburg’s International Festival knows that the annual event is six hours of non-stop music, food and dance. Visitors to this year’s festival will get plenty of the first two, along with an extra helping of the latter. Dance has always been an important part of the festival, from the crowd’s spontaneous movement […]

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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.