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No ‘First Night Harrisonburg’ 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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No ‘First Night Harrisonburg’ 2011

For the first time in 18 years, there will be no First Night celebration in downtown Harrisonburg on New Year’s Eve. TV3 and the Daily News-Record reported in November that plans for First Night had been dropped by organizers, who cited “a lack of volunteers and financial support” for the event. Doug Manners reported on […]

How Do You Celebrate?

Friday, December 24, 2010

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How Do You Celebrate?

How do you celebrate the holidays — Christmas in particular? EMU professor Heidi Miller Yoder was quoted in a New York Times story about Christmas outside the mainstream. She says some Mennonites, along with certain other Christian groups, tend to take an alternative approach. Heidi Miller Yoder, an assistant professor of religion at Eastern Mennonite […]

Hburg Church of Christ Saga Featured in WaPo Magazine

Friday, December 17, 2010

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It’s a story of murder, fraud, and disagreements about church leadership — and it unfolded right here in the “quiet town of Harrisonburg”, according to the upcoming edition of Washington Post Magazine. The very public drama at the Harrisonburg Church of Christ between Pastor Bill Drumheller (who, unknown to congregants, was a convicted murderer and […]

Harrisonburg’s Holiday Parade in Pictures

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Harrisonburg’s Holiday Parade in Pictures

On Friday night the crowd gathered around Court Square and lined Main Street, braving the cold air with cups of hot chocolate, hunting clothes and blankets. Then came the marching band, the fire trucks, the candy tossed by the hand fulls. With snow flurries in the air, Harrisonburg’s downtown holiday parade ushered in the season. Thanks […]

Downtown Holiday Parade 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Downtown Holiday Parade 2010

Downtown Harrisonburg will host its annual Holiday Parade tonight at 7 p.m.  The festivities start at 4 p.m. with the Holidays on the Square events and conclude with a tree lighting ceremony and performance by JMU’s Royal Marching Dukes following the parade. Tune in to hburgnews tonight for a photo essay of parade pictures by Holly Marcus. […]

Composing Meaning From The Mundane

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Composing Meaning From The Mundane

Harrisonburg photographer Jeff James got his first camera in the mid 1980’s, and realized almost immediately that he could express his ideas more fully through image making than he ever could with words. Jeff’s photo blog, The Friendly City, caught my attention several months ago.

Local Volcano Gets Scientific Attention

Monday, November 22, 2010

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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.

This Week in Harrisonburg: Nov. 13, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

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This Week in Harrisonburg: Nov. 13, 2010

A few additional local news items from this past week: The News-Leader reports that JMU geology prof Elizabeth Johnson is studying Mole Hill as part of a $20,000 grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for the purpose of researching the Earth’s crust beneath the Shenandoah Valley. According to the article, there is very little published […]

Harrisonburg Hosts 8mm Film Festival

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Harrisonburg Hosts 8mm Film Festival

Coming soon to a theater near you (Court Square, in fact), it’s cinema painted in the grainy, shaky palate of your parents’ home movies. The format is Super 8. The festival is Super Gr8 and Harrisonburg is about to become the home of the first event of its kind. The idea for a local 8mm film […]

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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.