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Life, Death And Love In Ducktown

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Life, Death And Love In Ducktown

“This here is Ducktown,” said Nelson Hess, owner of Hess Furniture on North Liberty Street. “Right here there’s a lot of ‘em.” The bustling heart of Ducktown is along the stream between Wolfe and Rock streets, where the residents of the nearby Lineweaver apartment building generously, excessively even, distribute bread and other foodstuffs.

Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Preparing the Plot

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Preparing the Plot

Let me start out this series by making a disclaimer: I’m no gardening expert! I used to garden with my dad as a kid, and started my own small backyard veggie garden for the first time last year. I found gardening to be relaxing and rewarding and I’m really looking forward to growing my own […]

Page Co. Says “No Thanks” To Fibrowatt

Friday, April 30, 2010

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Guest blogger Jim Turner concludes his series on Fibrowatt. Although it wasn’t anticipated to turn out this way, the March 2, 2010 Page County Board of Supervisors meeting turned into a forum where several of the Supervisors made statements against Fibrowatt’s proposal. This is reported on Fibrowatt’s own blog in an entry that also references […]

Fibrowatt: The Farmer Squeeze?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

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Guest blogger Jim Turner continues his series on the Fibrowatt power plant: Once I located the information about the [potential] dangers of the permitted materials in the Fibrowatt Minnesota plant’s exhaust, it became difficult to stay uncommitted about the prospect of the plant. These are my opinions, but I found great irony when I considered […]

Fibrowatt’s U.S. Projects

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Guest blogger Jim Turner continues his series on the Fibrowatt power plant: The information I was finding led me to search for more background on Fibrowatt. In addition to the Page County project I had found, on Fibrowatt’s home page I learned about projects in Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, and Mississippi. There is an established 55-Megawatt […]

Fibrowatt’s Poultry Litter-to-Energy Process

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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Guest blogger Jim Turner continues his series on the Fibrowatt power plant: When I first came across the news about the prospect of Fibrowatt locating in Page County, I’ll be the first to admit that I thought it was an exciting opportunity. But I also immediately recognized the controversy this prospect would raise – some […]

About Fibrowatt: The Poultry Litter to Energy Company

Monday, April 26, 2010

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About Fibrowatt:  The Poultry Litter to Energy Company

Guest blogger Jim Turner begins this week’s series on the Fibrowatt power plants. A few weeks ago, articles in the DNR and Page News & Courier mentioned that the company Fibrowatt was still looking for a place to locate in the Shenandoah Valley – the signs right now seem to point to Rockingham County. With […]

Mayor’s team will commute, make repairs and roast coffee on bikes in California

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Harrisonburg Mayor Kai Degner and an entourage of three local activists, a city Planning Commissioner, a city employee and a documentary film maker left for Davis, CA today to learn about the city’s famous bike-friendly infrastructure.

Self-Imposed Tax Club Sends H’burgers to California

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Guest blogger Rebecca reports on the group from Harrisonburg going to Davis, California. The Harrisonburg-based Voluntary Gas Tax club, which funds projects aimed at decreasing American’s dependence on fossil fuels, will send Mayor Kai Degner, three local activists, a city Planning Commissioner, a city employee and a documentary film maker to California on Wednesday to […]

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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.