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City Seeking Input For Website Redesign

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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City Seeking Input For Website Redesign

The City of Harrisonburg is seeking input from citizens as they plan to redesign the harrisonburgva.gov website. The City Manager’s Office announced a call for feedback Tuesday morning: The last major design effort for the site was done in 2005. “The internet is a fast moving space,” said Public Information Officer Miriam Dickler.  “What was cutting […]

New Bridges: Winner of Nonprofit Brand Challenge

Monday, March 21, 2011

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Press Release from Gravity Group: Gravity Group, a Harrisonburg-based branding and marketing communications agency, has announced the winner of its 1st Annual Gravity Group Brand Challenge: NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center.

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.

JMU Student Develops Local Bus Schedule App

Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Press Release from the JMU IEEE Computer Society: 19-year old JMU IEEE Computer Society member Matt Jeanes first came to JMU from Fairfax, VA as a freshman Computer Science major in 2009. Jeanes and a friend started using the HDPT buses to get across campus to eat at the new East Campus Dining Hall daily.

Abid On The Lam

Friday, March 11, 2011

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Abid On The Lam

Harrisonburg police are searching for Ali Abid, a suspect wanted for the murder of private investigator Greg Brown. Abid is believed to have fled the country shortly after Brown was killed. HPD released a statement Thursday, a week after Brown was originally reported missing. Brown was discovered in the trunk of his car in the […]

City Council Approves 100% Solar Exemption and Northend Greenway

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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City Council Approves 100% Solar Exemption and Northend Greenway

Dull? Not last night’s Harrisonburg City Council meeting. Thirty people turned out and stayed two hours to support various initiatives, including an exemption from a solar tax, and the addition of the Northend Greenway to the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. In addressing the issue of tax exemptions for certified solar energy equipment, Harrisonburg City […]

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, […]

Missing Harrisonburg Man Found Shot To Death

Sunday, March 6, 2011

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Missing Harrisonburg Man Found Shot To Death

A man who was reported missing Thursday evening was discovered dead in his car in the parking lot of the Valley Mall Sunday morning. UPDATE: The DNR reported Monday that Brown, a private investigator, was shot to death. Harrisonburg police released a statement Saturday morning, seeking information about the whereabouts of A. Greg Brown. At […]

City Council To Consider Solar Panel Tax Exemption

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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City Council To Consider Solar Panel Tax Exemption

UPDATE: The issue of a solar panel tax exemption in Harrisonburg arose because EMU requested an exemption, and City Council is trying to find a way to manage that request while simultaneously preventing a tax on residential solar additions. — In an email to a local environmental list-serve, Harrisonburg attorney and solar advocate Tom Domonoske […]

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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.