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MACRoCk XIV: A Preview

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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MACRoCk XIV: A Preview

It’s the last week of March and that means that the MACRoCk committee is putting the finishing touches on what will be the 14th iteration of Harrisonburg’s own spring independent music festival. For those unfamiliar with this event, MACRoCk is a festival that originally took place on JMU’s campus, but two years ago moved to […]

‘Out in the Silence’ Screening and Conversation with the Filmmakers

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Announcement from The School of Media Arts & Design at JMU: Mark your calendars for the viewing/discussion of the award-winning film Out in the Silence. The gripping documentary centers on the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement

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.

Green Tunnel: Hike The AT In Four Minutes

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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Green Tunnel: Hike The AT In Four Minutes

Virginia filmmaker Kevin Gallagher hiked the entire Appalachian Trial in 2005, and shot sequences of still photos (on actual film) along the way. Years later, he strung them together to make Green Tunnel, a short film that blasts through more than 2,000 miles in about four minutes. Gallagher, a graduate of Broadway High School (class […]

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 […]

Harrisonburg Live Music in March

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Harrisonburg Live Music in March

As always, If you notice that a show is not included in the listing, leave a comment with the relevant information. 3.2.11 Clementine Main Stage: Students Helping Honduras Benefit w/ JMU Acapellas 9PM 3.3.11 Blue Nile: Binary Marketing Show, Hooking Up, Bip Bip 9PM $4 3.4.11 Adona Music: OK Sweatheart The Basement Lounge: Shaq Rock […]

hburgnews Seeking News Writers

Friday, February 11, 2011

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hburgnews Seeking News Writers

If you’re a regular hburgnews reader, you may have noticed that nothing new has been posted here this week. That is due in large part to the fact that we are a small group of volunteer writers who have day jobs — occasionally we get too busy to post anything. We need a few more […]

Local Census Data Released; Redistricting Possibilities

Friday, February 4, 2011

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Local Census Data Released; Redistricting Possibilities

Census figures for Virginia are out, and so is the redistricting guessing game. The process kicks off when the gov calls a special session for the spring to redraw districts.  Virginia has 8M people, up from 7.1M ten years ago (13 percent growth). Rockingham County matched the state growth rate, at 12.7 percent, going from […]

Harrisonburg Live Music in February

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Harrisonburg Live Music in February

As always, If you notice that a show is not included in the listing, leave a comment with the relevant information. 2.3.11 Blue Nile: Lights in the Fog 9:30PM Clementine Main Stage: Frontier Ruckus $5 9:30PM Clementine Lounge: DJ Neals Barkley 2.4.11 Clementine Main Stage: Larry Keel & The Natural Bridge 9:30PM $10 Blue Nile: […]

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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.