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Unity: International Festival To Mesh With Moving Planet Event

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Unity: International Festival To Mesh With Moving Planet Event

One is a Harrisonburg tradition over a decade old. The other is a grassroots movement in its inaugural year. This Saturday two very different events will be taking place in Harrisonburg. But both events share a common goal; bringing members of the community together in a display of unity. The International Festival, an event that […]

After Dark: On the Night Shift with HPD

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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After Dark: On the Night Shift with HPD

Friday 9 p.m. – I haven’t even gotten my seat belt buckled and Officer Scott Jones of the HPD is explaining to me that our first call of the night is serving a warrant for assault and battery. HPD has dealt with the suspect before who, Jones notes, is known to possess firearms and sometimes […]

Life, Death And Love In Ducktown

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Life, Death And Love In Ducktown

“This here is Ducktown,” said Nelson Hess, owner of Hess Furniture on North Liberty Street. “Right here there’s a lot of ‘em.” The bustling heart of Ducktown is along the stream between Wolfe and Rock streets, where the residents of the nearby Lineweaver apartment building generously, excessively even, distribute bread and other foodstuffs.

A Year Later, The Prospect of Fracking Remains

Monday, March 21, 2011

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A Year Later, The Prospect of Fracking Remains

Turn west off of VA 259 onto Bergton Road and you drive into the far northwestern corner of Rockingham County. The narrow paved road winds you into a land of sheep pastures and chicken houses, hunting cabins and homes, rolling hills and wooded ridges that rise into the mountain that creates a skyline marking the border with West Virginia. Whether that skyline will someday feature a natural gas derrick is a question that remains unanswered.

The Storm’s Wake: The Legal Aftermath of Springfest 2010

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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The Storm’s Wake: The Legal Aftermath of Springfest 2010

Infamous events tend to produce iconic images and the Springfest celebration held in Harrisonburg on April 10, 2010 was no exception. The resulting disturbance involved an estimated 8,000 people, flying bottles and burning dumpsters and ended up with police officers in riot gear firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. The following Tuesday’s publication of The Breeze, […]

Function 4′s Brush With Satirist David Thorne

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Function 4′s Brush With Satirist David Thorne

When David Thorne first walked into Function 4 Sports in January, store employees had no idea who he was. But if you so much as mention his name in the store today, employees immediately roll their eyes. Thorne is the Australian “fratirist” behind the website 27b/6, an archive of satirical email exchanges he’s had with […]

Baugh Expected To Be City’s Next Mayor

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Baugh Expected To Be City’s Next Mayor

Harrisonburg Vice Mayor Richard Baugh is expected to be elected the city’s next mayor. Baugh says being mayor is something he is willing to do. “The other members have indicated that they believe I am capable and would support me for this position. If they still feel that way when we meet on January 3, […]

Harrisonburg Hosts 8mm Film Festival

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Harrisonburg Hosts 8mm Film Festival

Coming soon to a theater near you (Court Square, in fact), it’s cinema painted in the grainy, shaky palate of your parents’ home movies. The format is Super 8. The festival is Super Gr8 and Harrisonburg is about to become the home of the first event of its kind. The idea for a local 8mm film […]

College Republican Arrested, Claims Setup

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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College Republican Arrested, Claims Setup

Andrew Jones, a local Republican activist, was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing credit cards from several JMU students and using them at Harrisonburg area stores, but he insists that he is innocent and that he was “setup” by the alleged victims because of his sexual orientation. According to The Breeze, Andrew Lewis Jones was arrested […]

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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.