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Questions For City Candidates?

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Questions For City Candidates?

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?

Is the 26th Winnable For Dems?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Is the 26th Winnable For Dems?

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 […]

QOTW: What Should HoD Candidates Be Talking About?

Thursday, May 13, 2010


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 […]

Question of the Week: Urban Agriculture

Monday, April 19, 2010


Question of the Week:  Urban Agriculture

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

Is Twitter Mainstream?

Friday, July 24, 2009


How do you know when a trend has gone from a subculture secret to a widespread fad?

Question of the week: favorite book with a local angle

Friday, January 23, 2009


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:

Question of the week: best way to take the chill off

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


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 […]

Question of the week: best holiday activities in Harrisonburg

Monday, December 15, 2008


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 […]

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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.