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“Delayed Green Arrow”

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Have you driven recently on Port Republic Road, East Market Street, or Main Street, tried to make a left turn at a light and wondered “did that light just skip my turn?” Then found that the green arrow turns on when the other lights turned red again? You may have even noticed the new sign […]

New Sidewalks, Safe Routes to School

Friday, November 14, 2008


Last week, a newsletter/flyer was mailed to residents living along South Avenue and sections of Maryland Avenue and Central Avenue informing them of new sidewalks, pedestrian crossing signals, and other improvements coming to their neighborhood.

Live Video Updates

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I’ll be webcasting live video updates throughout the day from a cell phone via Qik (EVDO). It’s a little buggy — it processes the video as it’s recording, sometimes it cuts off prematurely, or doesn’t stop recording when it’s supposed to — but it’s a hell of a lot faster than YouTube. Keep checking this […]

City Candidates on Legacy

Friday, October 31, 2008


This post concludes our Q&A series with city candidates. Thanks to everyone who participated. Candidates for City Council and City Treasurer answered; What sort of legacy would you like to leave behind? First, the people running for council:

What is “smart growth?”

Friday, October 24, 2008

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“Smart growth” is a trendy buzzword that urban planners have been using for years, but what does it actually mean? As part of the Q&A series, we asked the candidates for City Council: What does “smart growth” mean to you as it relates to Harrisonburg? Are you in favor of it? If so, how should […]

Council Candidates on Annexation

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Continuing the Q&A series with City Council candidates: Since Harrisonburg has a history of annexing to expand the city limits — the last one occurred in the 1980s — we asked, Virginia’s annexation moratorium for independent cities is due to expire in two years. Are you in favor of annexing into Rockingham County? If so, […]

Council Candidates on County Cooperation

Monday, October 20, 2008


Another installment of the ongoing Q&A series with City Council candidates. All responses are listed unedited, in the order in which they were received. What sort of relationship should the city have with Rockingham County? Can county-city cooperation benefit residents of both municipalities? If so, how?

Downtown Truck Traffic Bypass

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Alright here goes. Like many others I don’t have time to sit down and extensively research every topic of interest to myself. So I am following the suggestions of some of my fellow bloggers and starting a thread based upon the following snippet from a recent Downtown Retail Merchants Meeting. Truck Route Proposal – Currently […]

Stoltzfus’s vision for downtown

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Earlier this evening, architect Eugene Stoltzfus gave a presentation to local residents of his vision of what downtown Harrisonburg could become. The visual presentation, featuring computer renderings and fly-thrus of a virtual buildings and parks, was less a blueprint for actual development, and more a philosophical demonstration of what sort of development is possible and […]

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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.