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Group Organizing Against Va “Anti-Immigrant” Bills

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Community Announcement from Virginia Organizing: Harrisonburg, VA- Virginia Organizing is hosting an immigration forum on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg. The forum will focus on preserving immigrants’ rights in the face of a slew of anti-immigrant and anti-democratic bills currently making their way through the 2011 Virginia […]

City Recycling Pick-Up Delay

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Due to inclement weather and Harrisonburg city refuse staff assisting with snow removal, recycling will not be picked up today for Thursday refuse customers. Please hold recycling until the next regular collection day of February 3. Trash will be collected as usual.

Winter Weather Open Thread

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Winter Weather Open Thread

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Rockingham County in effect until midnight tonight. The forecast calls for a mixed precipitation of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, with an accumulation of 5 to 10 inches. This open thread was originally posted January 18: There’s only a dusting of snow in Harrisonburg […]

Get Your hburgnews Bumper Stickers

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Get Your hburgnews Bumper Stickers

Here at hburgnews we’re doing some early spring cleaning and we came across the bumper stickers that we distributed at the International Festival in September 2010. We would like to put our few remaining stickers in the hands of our readers, so if you would like one, send a stamped and self-addressed business-sized return envelope to us with a note telling us […]

ACV To Screen Indie Docs At ‘Art House 101’

Friday, January 7, 2011

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The Arts Council of the Valley (ACV) announces Art House 101, a new film festival celebrating the visual and performing arts January 20, 21, and 22.

Gravity Group Announces ‘Brand Challenge’ For Local Nonprofits

Friday, January 7, 2011

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Gravity Group, a Harrisonburg-based branding and marketing communications agency, announced the 1st Annual Gravity Group Brand Challenge on Thursday, January 6th, during the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. The goal of the Brand Challenge is to “help a local nonprofit organization increase the power of their brand by providing a free brand assessment and […]

Friendly City to Host Local Foods Happy Hour

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Friendly City Food Co-op is partnering with the Harrisonburg Farmers Market and Ryan Zale, Executive Chef of the Local Chop and Grill House to host a tasting of winter-friendly foods. This free Happy Hour tasting will be hosted at the Local Chop and Grill House on January 18, 2011 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. There is also wine […]

Rockingham Schools Collecting Phone Books

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Rockingham County Public Schools, in conjunction with Shentel, are collecting telephone directories.

How Do You Celebrate?

Friday, December 24, 2010

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How Do You Celebrate?

How do you celebrate the holidays — Christmas in particular? EMU professor Heidi Miller Yoder was quoted in a New York Times story about Christmas outside the mainstream. She says some Mennonites, along with certain other Christian groups, tend to take an alternative approach. Heidi Miller Yoder, an assistant professor of religion at Eastern Mennonite […]

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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.