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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Preparing the Plot

Friday, March 4, 2011


Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Preparing the Plot

Let me start out this series by making a disclaimer: I’m no gardening expert! I used to garden with my dad as a kid, and started my own small backyard veggie garden for the first time last year. I found gardening to be relaxing and rewarding and I’m really looking forward to growing my own […]

Regional Kindergarten Registration Set for March

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Beginning kindergarten is an exciting time for many local families. Not only is it a significant transition for children and adults alike, it is a critical planning time for school systems as well. Registration begins the week of March 14, 2011, in Rockingham, Augusta, Page and Shenandoah counties, as well as in Harrisonburg, Staunton, and […]

General Assembly Approves Additional Funds for JMU and Higher Ed

Monday, February 28, 2011

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On Sunday, February 27, 2011, the General Assembly approved amendments to the Governor’s introduced 2010-2012 Biennium budget that includes additional funds for James Madison University and higher education in the Commonwealth.

Actors Sought For Health Videos

Monday, February 21, 2011

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James Madison University IIHHS and the Virginia Department of Health are seeking persons of all ages (babies through older adults) and all backgrounds to appear in short educational videos for our Health Bites Project. We need both English and Spanish speakers.

Pulizer Prize Journalist Harmon to Discuss DNA Age at JMU Tuesday

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the DNA Age, Amy Harmon, will speak at 7p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at James Madison University. Subjects of Harmon’s articles, including a breast cancer survivor, a mother of a Down’s syndrome child, a mother of a Phelan-McDermid syndrome child and a Huntington’s patient, will join her and discuss their […]

HPD Looking For Tire Thief

Monday, February 14, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department is looking to the community for help with a recent theft. Earlier today, an unknown person took a tire and rim from a vehicle in the parking lot of Lowes, 201 Linda Lane. The incident happened sometime between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The victim’s vehicle, a 2006 black four-door Nissan […]

Documentary on Local Underage Drinking Premieres Feb. 21

Friday, February 11, 2011


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.

HPD and HFD Conducting Death Investigation

Monday, January 31, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department and the Harrisonburg Fire Department continue investigating the death of a male. At 2:20 p.m. today, police received a call requesting a welfare check of an individual in the 2100 block of Reservoir Street. A second call was received at 2:50 p.m. for the report of a fire at the same […]

Macado’s Coming To Harrisonburg

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Macado’s Coming To Harrisonburg

A regional restaurant chain popular in southwestern Virginia is expected to open a location behind the Valley Mall sometime this fall. In Friday’s Daily News-Record, Doug Manners reported that Macado’s “will fill a vacancy left on Deyerle Avenue by The Pub.”

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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.