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Friendly City Celebrates Grand Opening

Sunday, July 10, 2011

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Friendly City Celebrates Grand Opening

The Friendly City Food Co-op, in downtown Harrisonburg, celebrated their grand opening Saturday afternoon with a ribbon cutting, live music, product samples, and activities for the whole family. As part of the festivities store general manager Steve Cooke cut the ribbon, officially opening the store to the public.

Last Glimpse of Food Co-op Before Official Opening

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Last Glimpse of Food Co-op Before Official Opening

It was a strange scene for a Saturday morning at a grocery store. The shelves were bare and there were no aisles for the small crowd to mill through. No one was being rung up at a cash register. But the Friendly City Food Co-op, which opened its doors to showcase its progress to the […]

Friday Clementine Art Show: Valley Art Project

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Local Artist Pam Tittle will exhibit her artwork May 6 – 28 at the Clementine Café in downtown Harrisonburg. This is in conjunction with Harrisonburg’s First Fridays Event. An Artist reception will be held Friday, May 6th, 5:00 – 7:00pm. Pam writes: The idea for the Valley Art Project started over a year ago. I […]

Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (In Pictures)

Monday, April 25, 2011

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Rocktown Beer & Music Festival (In Pictures)

The First Annual Rocktown Beer & Music Festival took place Saturday afternoon at the Turner Pavilion and Park in downtown Harrisonburg. The festival — sponsored by Harrisonburg’s Downtown Dining Alliance, with proceeds benefiting Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance — showcased the growing popularity of craft beers with over 30 breweries from around the country including Dogfish Head, […]

A Different Beat: MACRoCk 2011 in Photos

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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A Different Beat: MACRoCk 2011 in Photos

If success can be measured by the length of the lines waiting to get into packed downtown venues then MACRoCk, Harrisonburg’s homegrown celebration of indie music, was once again a hit. The two day event, which draws bands and spectators from around the East Coast, is also a showcase of local talent and the downtown venues where they […]

Documentary on Local Underage Drinking Premieres Feb. 21

Friday, February 11, 2011

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It’s a No-Brainer, a documentary about underage alcohol use among local youth, premieres 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg. Refreshments will be served, and a discussion will follow.

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. […]

City Streets Closed for the Holiday Parade

Friday, December 3, 2010

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The Harrisonburg Police Department wants to remind citizens and parade-goers of the street closings for the parade on Friday, December 3. The parade begins at 7 p.m.; however, streets will be closing earlier in the day. Below is a list of street closures: * Main Street from Cantrell Avenue to Gay Street will be closed […]

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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.