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Thousands Preview New RMH

Monday, June 7, 2010


Thousands Preview New RMH

Thousands of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County residents streamed through the halls of the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon to get a glimpse of the recently-constructed, larger facility east of the city.

RMH Hosting Open House June 6

Friday, June 4, 2010

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The opening date for the new hospital is fast approaching, and RMH is hosting an open house this Sunday to familiarize visitors with the property.

Spokes – The Biking Movie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Spokes – The Biking Movie

The Harrisonburg group’s trip to Davis, CA has been covered several times here on hburgnews. Paulette Moore, a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and professor at Eastern Mennonite University came on the trip to document it. On May 22, Moore’s documentary “Spokes” was shown at Court Square as part of the Bike Month movie event. Now the […]

Safe Routes to Schools

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Safe Routes to Schools

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Each year, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) makes available Safe Routes to School grant funding to assist “localities and schools in the development of plans, activities, and infrastructure improvements to make bicycling and walking to school a safe and appealing transportation option […]

Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. The weather was wet, but as I arrived at the Muddy Bikes Garden, Adam Campbell and Beth Schermerhorn were collecting a variety of lettuces, bronze fennel, and chive blossoms and getting them packed into a basket to deliver the order of mixed salad […]

May is National Bike Month

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


May is National Bike Month

This is part one of a series of posts about Bike Month and Bike Month events. May is National Bike Month and it’s being celebrated in a big way this year in Harrisonburg. Local organizations including Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, New Community Project, and the Voluntary Gas Tax Group have banded together to put on […]

Dreams Do Come True

Friday, April 30, 2010


Dreams Do Come True

Long in the planning, Harrisonburg’s newest park opened today to warm weather, bright sunshine, and happy crowds of parents and kids of all ages. The playground is located on the East side of Neff Avenue just south of Sunchase Apartments.  The playground is designed for children with and without disabilities to be able to play […]

Jost: HCR Bill “A Step In The Right Direction”

Monday, March 22, 2010


Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past month, you know that last night the U.S. House of Representatives passed a monumental and controversial healthcare reform package. I emailed Harrisonburg resident and nationally-renown healthcare reform expert, Timothy Jost, to get his take on the historic bill.

Obama: “Healthcare Now,” Goodlatte: “Reset”

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


While President Obama is making his big push to pass his version of health care reform in Washington, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has been in the Shenandoah Valley, urging to put the brakes on current negotiations and start over.

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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.