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Apartments South by South Main

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Last week, the Harrisonburg Planning Commission approved updated plans to build 466 “student housing” apartments in the southern part of town, between Main Street and Interstate-81. Previous plans for the site, which included 322 condos and 144 apartments, have already been approved by City Council. But the new developer, identified in today’s DNR as Richard […]

Earning Your Everyday Bike

Monday, May 17, 2010

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Earning Your Everyday Bike

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. Everyday Bikes! has been posted about here on hburgnews before. Everyday Bikes! is a bicycle project that promotes commuter biking for the Harrisonburg community. The project started in Spring 2008 with the goal to help people with low or no income get bicycles […]

Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Workshop Prepares New Commuters for Bike to Work Day

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. In the basement of Clementine Cafe, Anne Lorimer and Carl Droms led a workshop to help prepare people for Bike to Work Day on Friday May 21st and for commuting by bicycle any and every day. The workshop was titled “Rules of the […]

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 […]

Bike Like Ike

Monday, May 10, 2010


Bike Like Ike

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. This Spring, the City of Harrisonburg in collaboration with students from James Madison University, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO), and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) launched the “Bike Like Ike” campaign. Bike Like Ike aims to provide bicyclists and motorists […]

HPD Warns Of Heavy Traffic Saturday

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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The Harrisonburg Police Department issued a traffic advisory Wednesday afternoon, warning local motorists of heavy traffic and congestion Saturday morning.

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 […]

Harrisonburg Listens. Be Heard.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Harrisonburg Listens.  Be Heard.

Last night, the H’burg Community Development Planning Staff and members of the City Planning Commission met with the public for the first of four input-gathering sessions  for the purpose of gathering reactions and suggestions  to be used in the required update of the city’s Comprehensive Plan.  (Full disclosure:  I’m a member of the Harrisonburg City […]

McDonnell Promotes Crescent Corridor

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Bob McDonnell was one of five governors to sign an open letter published in the Washington Post last week, requesting federal funding for a massive rail alternative that aims to reduce truck traffic on I-81. As much as 40 percent of the traffic on Interstate 81 in Virginia is made up of trucks on a […]

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    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.

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    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.