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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Composting & Other Garden Tips

Friday, May 6, 2011

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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Composting & Other Garden Tips

This is the 3rd post in our local gardening mini-series. Previous posts can be found at this link. I’ll reiterate that I’m no expert! I just do a lot of reading about gardens online and I started my own small plot here in Harrisonburg for the first time last year. For this installment in the […]

Traffic Advisory: JMU Commencement May 7

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department would like to inform the public of areas that will be congested on Saturday, May 7 for James Madison University’s annual Commencement Ceremonies.

State Agencies Weighing Benefits Of Burning Poultry Litter To Generate Electricity

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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State Agencies Weighing Benefits Of Burning Poultry Litter To Generate Electricity

The practice of using poultry litter as fertilizer in the Valley has become the subject of increasing environmental scrutiny. Is burning chicken litter to make energy a good solution to our energy and waste problems?

Severe Weather Whips Through Valley

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Severe Weather Whips Through Valley

Harrisonburg was under tornado warnings Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning. Harrisonburg City Schools and Rockingham County Schools announced a two-hour delay Thursday morning. Some areas in Rockingham County experienced flash flooding. We have not heard reports of tornadoes spotted in Rockingham County or Harrisonburg, but there were unconfirmed reports of a tornado touching down […]

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, […]

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 […]

Partial Traffic Closure At South & Main

Monday, April 18, 2011

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South Main Street (Route 11) at the intersection of South Avenue will be partially closed on Tuesday April 19 at 9PM through Wednesday April 20 at 6AM.

Will The 6th District Lose Roanoke?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

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Will The 6th District Lose Roanoke?

Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, is among the reddest Republican strongholds in the Commonwealth. If Democrats in the Virginia Senate have their way in the redistricting process, it could become even redder. Republican Bob Goodlatte has held office in the 6th CD since he was first elected in 1993. But […]

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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.