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Self-Imposed Tax Club Sends H’burgers to California

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Guest blogger Rebecca reports on the group from Harrisonburg going to Davis, California. The Harrisonburg-based Voluntary Gas Tax club, which funds projects aimed at decreasing American’s dependence on fossil fuels, will send Mayor Kai Degner, three local activists, a city Planning Commissioner, a city employee and a documentary film maker to California on Wednesday to […]

Obenshain Shelves ABC Bill

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Sen. Mark Obenshain has asked the Senate Finance Committee to forget about his bill that would privatize ABC stores in Virginia.

$10 Million For Port Road Expansion

Friday, January 22, 2010


The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved funds for a construction project to widen Port Republic Road in Rockingham County for access to the new RMH.

Bicycle-Friendly Harrisonburg?

Monday, January 11, 2010

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Randy Salzman, writer and member of the Board of Directors of BikeWalk Virginia, wrote a story for Thinking Highways Magazine (pg. 24) that features several Harrisonburg bicyclists, and efforts at the local, state, and federal level that promote bicycling in our communities. Just how feasible is a bicycle-friendly America? Randy Salzman has high hopes that it’s not beyond […]

Snowpocalypse ’09

Friday, December 18, 2009


The first flakes have already begun to fall on Harrisonburg in what may shape up to be our biggest snowstorm of the year.

Carpool with RideShare

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Why carpool? Well, it all starts with the environmental and monetary costs of transportation. Close to 30% of greenhouse gases released in the U.S. come from transportation. The less gasoline we burn, the better it is for our atmosphere. Driving also costs money. Nationally, the average daily commute to work or school is 16 miles […]

The Grates Must Go

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


City council could vote tonight to make Harrisonburg a little more bike friendly.

Low on the “Pedestrian Danger Index”

Thursday, November 12, 2009


According to a report released earlier this week by Transportation for America, the Harrisonburg metro area ranks lowest in the state on the Pedestrian Danger Index.

It’s not high speed rail, but…

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Ever since we lost our local Greyhound station, getting in and out of town without a car has been cost-prohibitive at best. Today Green Shuttle announced that on November 10, they will start “Harrisonburg-based” van shuttles between here, DC, and Charlottesville. The service, owned by Heriberto & Elia Cortes, will run three days a week […]

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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.