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alcohol and the ‘burg

Saturday, March 10, 2007


The Foundation for Alcohol Responsibility (FAR), an organization backed by the alcohol industry, launched its first “community-based alcohol responsibility project” here in Harrisonburg two weeks ago. The program aims to cut down on underage drinking and bar patrons driving home drunk.

McDonnell Promotes ABC Store Privatization

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Gov. Bob McDonnell visited Harrisonburg Thursday evening to promote his plan to get Virginia out of the liquor business. The governor told the audience of several hundred assembled in JMU’s Festival building that it’s high time that the state government sell off its ABC stores, and put money from liquor store licenses toward transportation needs.

Lasting Change in South Africa

Friday, November 20, 2009


A wonderful story for me was working with a project called TLC. The lady that started, Colleen Pietersen is an incredibly energetic and encouraging lady. She had a beautiful mansion in South Africa which she sold and used the money to purchase farm land for multiple projects serving the communities of Cape Town. She allows people to live on the land and provides food and shelter for many. She offers events as often as she gets donations to encourage individuals (women’s days, children’s event days, etc) in the community. She offers basic education for those that can’t afford school. I had the unique opportunity to spend time with her and get to know her heart for the community.

ABC History?

Saturday, November 7, 2009


A column in this weekend’s Washington Post makes reference to Sen. Obenshain’s (rejected) bill to privatize Virginia’s ABC, and suggests that a similar bill might have more momentum after McDonnell takes office.

Put some Indian in your cupboard (and your tummy)

Friday, May 16, 2008


So a new Indian restaurant has opened, and so has an Indian/Pakistani grocery store. My wife and I went to both this evening…here’s what we thought:

So long, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007


I wanted to make a top 10 best/worst list of the biggest stories and developments in and around Harrisonburg this year, but I decided against it. Instead, here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly, in no particular order…

neo-Prohibitionism in the ‘burg?

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Technically speaking, it’s legal to drink alcohol in the city. But the places you can do it, and places you’re allowed to be after you do it are few and far between. In case you missed the story in the DNR Thursday (I did, because it wasn’t online) City Council is expected to change the […]

Rocktown Grill and the 45 percent rule

Monday, September 10, 2007


There’s a story in today’s Breeze about Rocktown Grill (formerly known as Highlawn Pavilion, previously Blue Fox) charging $5 food tickets to get in the door on Thursday nights. It’s basically a cover, but patrons can redeem the $5 ticket for food. Apparently, Rocktown isn’t selling enough food, and in Virginia there’s no such thing […]

beer & wine delivered to your door

Thursday, September 6, 2007


There are at least a dozen pizza delivery places in town. Midtowne Market is about to add its name to that growing list when they start delivering food from Luigi’s Downtown Pizza Company. But there’s at least one thing they can bring to your door that Domino’s can’t: beer. Starting Sunday, Midtowne will be the […]

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