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Looking Ahead To The 90s

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Looking Ahead To The 90s

Someone recently uploaded several old TV3 commercials and “JMU Midweek” segments from 1989 and 1990 to YouTube. Some of JMUTimeMachine’s videos provide an interesting look back at Harrisonburg fashion and advertising circa 1990.

Local Volcano Gets Scientific Attention

Monday, November 22, 2010


Local Volcano Gets Scientific Attention

Mole Hill, that lonely mound of earth just west of Harrisonburg is a lot younger than the rest of the mountains that define the Shenandoah Valley. And the rocks that make up the formation are significantly different than those commonly found in nearby George Washington National Forest.

What’s Changed About Harrisonburg?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


What’s Changed About Harrisonburg?

This is the fourth installment in a Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. reader Ross asks, “What’s one thing that’s changed about Harrisonburg that you wish hadn’t?”

This week in Harrisonburg: August 13, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010


This week in Harrisonburg: August 13, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week: • Brian Carderelli will reportedly be buried locally, not in Afghanistan. According to the DNR, his body is being returned to the U.S. • The DNR reported that per capita income in the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Area dropped from $31,055 to $30,795

Harrisonburg Farmers Market Veteran Turns 90

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Harrisonburg Farmers Market Veteran Turns 90

If you’ve been to the Harrisonburg Farmers Market more than once, chances are you’ve seen him. Clarence Dellinger, the vendor with glasses, long white hair and a wild beard, is about to turn 90. He has been growing and selling local produce in downtown Harrisonburg for 50 years.

Before The Jail: Mystic Den

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I came across this photo uploaded by Melissa, in the hburgnews Flickr pool. It’s a shot of the buildings and businesses that used to be where the Rockingham County Jail is now. For those of us too young to remember it, there are only faint traces of Mystic Den on the web; a hardcore band […]

This week in Harrisonburg history

Friday, November 21, 2008


1926 – After a spate over who should choose the successor to famed fire chief Al Braithwaite, the City Council removes its city-funded apparatus from Hose Company 4 and Mayor Devier tries to recruit volunteers for a new fire company.  Hose Co. 4 insists it’s keeping the building. 1927 – Following a visit by Charles […]

For the historically minded…

Thursday, November 20, 2008

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Harrisonburg Tourism has released several snippets of its promotional videos onto YouTube recently.  One of them offers a brief overview of Harrisonburg’s history while promoting local attractions like the surprisingly excellent area history museum in Dayton: It’s very professionally done, though I had to chuckle at the images near the beginning of the video.  Nothing […]

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    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.