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Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Goodlatte’s Reading Of The Constitution

As control of the U.S. House of Representatives shifts from the Democratic to the Republican Party this week, Rep. Bob Goodlatte has received a splash of national media attention for his group recital of the U.S. Constitution scheduled for Thursday morning. The Shenandoah Valley representative will lead a reading of the founding document on the […]

NYE Blaze Damaged Poultry Building

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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NYE Blaze Damaged Poultry Building

A fire on New Year’s Eve damaged the Cargill feed mill on the corner of Kratzer and Liberty in Harrisonburg. According to a report in the DNR, the fire caused more than $100,000 in damages. Most of the damage was contained to a storage area near a loading dock that held medical supplies for turkeys […]

No ‘First Night Harrisonburg’ 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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No ‘First Night Harrisonburg’ 2011

For the first time in 18 years, there will be no First Night celebration in downtown Harrisonburg on New Year’s Eve. TV3 and the Daily News-Record reported in November that plans for First Night had been dropped by organizers, who cited “a lack of volunteers and financial support” for the event. Doug Manners reported on […]

How Do You Celebrate?

Friday, December 24, 2010

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How Do You Celebrate?

How do you celebrate the holidays — Christmas in particular? EMU professor Heidi Miller Yoder was quoted in a New York Times story about Christmas outside the mainstream. She says some Mennonites, along with certain other Christian groups, tend to take an alternative approach. Heidi Miller Yoder, an assistant professor of religion at Eastern Mennonite […]

Parking Price Gouging Downtown?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Parking Price Gouging Downtown?

Owners of the parking lot in downtown Harrisonburg between Jack Brown’s and Adona Music did away with metered parking in October and leased the lot to Potomac Parking. In a neighborhood where city-owned parking is free, parking fees in Gus Floros’ privately-owned lot jumped from quarters to dollars: $1 for two hours, $20 for a […]

Snow Day (Open Thread)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Snow Day (Open Thread)

It’s no Snowpocalypse, but snow has been accumulating in Harrisonburg since early Thursday morning, and the National Weather Service issued a “winter weather advisory” for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, in effect until 7:00 this evening.

DREAM Act Passes House Vote

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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DREAM Act Passes House Vote

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass the DREAM Act, 216-198. However, the bill does not appear to have the support needed to pass the Senate.

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’s Holiday Parade in Pictures

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Harrisonburg’s Holiday Parade in Pictures

On Friday night the crowd gathered around Court Square and lined Main Street, braving the cold air with cups of hot chocolate, hunting clothes and blankets. Then came the marching band, the fire trucks, the candy tossed by the hand fulls. With snow flurries in the air, Harrisonburg’s downtown holiday parade ushered in the season. Thanks […]

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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.