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Westover Pool Vandalized, Closed For Repairs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Westover Pool Vandalized, Closed For Repairs

Westover Pool, located at the Cecil Gilkerson Community Activities Center in Harrisonburg, will be closed until at least seven in the morning on Thursday, April 14. The entry doors were damaged early Tuesday morning after trespassers cut a slit in the pressurized pool dome, entered the facility and attempted to exit through the main entrance […]

A Different Beat: MACRoCk 2011 in Photos

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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A Different Beat: MACRoCk 2011 in Photos

If success can be measured by the length of the lines waiting to get into packed downtown venues then MACRoCk, Harrisonburg’s homegrown celebration of indie music, was once again a hit. The two day event, which draws bands and spectators from around the East Coast, is also a showcase of local talent and the downtown venues where they […]

Cool-Aid 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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WXJM 88.7 FM, James Madison University’s on-campus radio station, will be holding its annual charity event, Cool-Aid at Court Square Theater, in Harrisonburg on April 13, at 8 PM for $8.

JMU Classes Improving Wikipedia Entries

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Release from JMU, written by Julia Oates. Count senior Stephen Jones as one of the “Wikipedians” at James Madison University who are working hard this semester to improve the content on the popular resource website. In the process, Jones and 80 more JMU students are honing their researching, writing and editing skills.

City Removing Signs In Right-Of-Ways

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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City Removing Signs In Right-Of-Ways

On March 22, the City of Harrisonburg announced a crackdown on illegally placed signs and fliers throughout the city: “Public Works crews will be proactively removing signage illegally placed within the city right of way. These are typically yard signs that market businesses, sales, and other events. Placement of such signs in the city right […]

MACRoCk XIV: A Preview

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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MACRoCk XIV: A Preview

It’s the last week of March and that means that the MACRoCk committee is putting the finishing touches on what will be the 14th iteration of Harrisonburg’s own spring independent music festival. For those unfamiliar with this event, MACRoCk is a festival that originally took place on JMU’s campus, but two years ago moved to […]

Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Planning your Plantings

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Harrisonburg Gardening 101: Planning your Plantings

Now is the perfect time to start seeds indoors for planting once all danger of frost has past, or to start frost-hardy plants outside under protective cover. Harrisonburg is technically in hardiness zone 6a according to the National Gardening Association, but keep in mind that there are also local microclimates, especially in areas like ours that are so hilly.

‘Out in the Silence’ Screening and Conversation with the Filmmakers

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Announcement from The School of Media Arts & Design at JMU: Mark your calendars for the viewing/discussion of the award-winning film Out in the Silence. The gripping documentary centers on the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement

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.

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    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.