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What’s The Downtown Retail ‘Tipping Point?’

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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What’s The Downtown Retail ‘Tipping Point?’

The idea of mixed-use, high density living, where people reside in apartments over restaurants and retail shops, is appealing to many residents of downtown Harrisonburg. But while the apartments are occupied, many of the commercial spaces on the street level remain vacant. Last week Doug Manners reported in the Daily News-Record on the empty retail […]

The Golf Course Study Committee Report: Fore?

Friday, January 28, 2011

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The Golf Course Study Committee Report: Fore?

The Harrisonburg Golf Study Committee presented their final report to City Council at the Tuesday, January 25 meeting.  As the DNR reported, committee member Davis Walsh presented the recommendations on behalf of the committee. The seven page report, a product of weekly committee meetings between October 11, 2010 and January 20, 2011, is organized around […]

First Reader-Supported Story Almost Funded

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Two weeks ago, we announced that we would begin publishing reader-funded stories using Spot.Us. This “crowd-funding” model enables the Harrisonburg community to have a direct impact on what gets reported, through their tax-deductible contributions. This will provide money for journalists to report on important local issues. Our first story, an examination of the prospects of […]

Dance Move Fridays

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Dance Move Fridays

Kendall New, the creator of a video that’s been shared around the Harrisonburg interwebs lately, has been uploading unofficial dance move tutorials to YouTube for a few months. New and his friend, fellow JMU senior Isaac Hulvey, aren’t part of any dance class or group, and have had no official dance training. But once a […]

hburgnews To Publish Reader-Funded Stories

Friday, January 14, 2011

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hburgnews To Publish Reader-Funded Stories

Since 2006, hburgnews.com has broken stories, helped to educate voters, fostered discussions, and filled gaps in local news coverage. Although we offer underwriter spaces to help pay for operating costs, no writer for hburgnews.com has ever been paid for the work we do. Because we maintain the site on a volunteer basis, we haven’t been […]

Get Your hburgnews Bumper Stickers

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Get Your hburgnews Bumper Stickers

Here at hburgnews we’re doing some early spring cleaning and we came across the bumper stickers that we distributed at the International Festival in September 2010. We would like to put our few remaining stickers in the hands of our readers, so if you would like one, send a stamped and self-addressed business-sized return envelope to us with a note telling us […]

Harrisonburg Live Music in January

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Harrisonburg Live Music in January

This is the first of what hopefully will become a monthly post showcasing all things live music in Harrisonburg. I’ve made an effort to include as many shows as I can, but inevitably some may be left off. If you book music in Harrisonburg and your show is not on this list, please leave relevant […]

ACV To Screen Indie Docs At ‘Art House 101’

Friday, January 7, 2011

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The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) announces Art House 101, a new film festival celebrating the visual and performing arts January 20, 21, and 22.

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.

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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.