Election day is one month from today, and we want to know if you have any questions for the candidates running for Harrisonburg City Council or Harrisonburg City School Board. In 2008, hburgnews readers came up with some good questions for the council candidates. What issues are most pressing for Harrisonburg today?
During the special election cycle that ended yesterday in Virginia’s 26th House of Delegates district, The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) pumped nearly $59,000 into Harrisonburg Mayor Kai Degner’s campaign. By most accounts, the Degner campaign’s ground game was impressive (they knocked on my door three separate times, and left a door hanger early Tuesday [...]
The 26th district special election is just over four weeks away, with polls opening early morning on Tuesday June 15th. Three candidates are vying for the right to represent us in Richmond: Democrat Kai Degner, Republican Tony Wilt, and independent Carolyn Frank. Hunter Thompson said, “politics is the art of controlling your environment.” The condensed [...]
With increased popularity of the national Slow Food movement and Virginia’s Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign, many Harrisonburg and area residents are actively finding ways to decrease their own food miles and be more connected to the food they eat. Signs that this movement
How do you know when a trend has gone from a subculture secret to a widespread fad?
You may not feel like you have much time for reading lately, but if you did, here are some books by local authors and/or with some connection to the area:
With temperatures this week dipping into the lower teens, I’m wondering what hburgnews readers do to warm up when it’s cold. Is there a particular hot beverage at a local cafe that thaws your soul? Is there a place to hang out that’s unusually free of drafts, perhaps next to a crackling fireplace? Post your [...]
This is the first in what I hope will be a weekly feature of hburgnews, to do a little crowdsourcing and find out from commenters things we might not have known about our community. The question this week has to do with the holidays. Where are the most interesting light displays in the area? Which [...]