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