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ESL numbers up

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Last year, Harrisonburg City Schools’ total enrollment in ESL was around 39 percent. The School Board stood up to the federal government over the issue of NCLB tests to non-English speaking students, but had little support from the state, and eventually caved, administering the test to all students. It’s no surprise to read in today’s […]

ESL enrollment

Thursday, August 31, 2006


According to Wanda Hamilton, “Half of the students in Harrisonburg’s kindergarten classes this year are expected to be in programs for English as a Second Language.” (from the DNR). She also said that the city schools’ total enrollment in ESL should be around 39 percent this year. Wow. According to recent stats from the Virginia […]

Harrisonburg Live Music in January

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


This is the first of what hopefully will become a monthly post showcasing all things live music in Harrisonburg. I’ve made an effort to include as many shows as I can, but inevitably some may be left off. If you book music in Harrisonburg and your show is not on this list, please leave relevant […]

Meet The City Council Candidates

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


On October 1, we asked readers to help us come up with a list of questions for Harrisonburg City Council candidates to answer. We made a list and emailed all the candidates the first question. This is the first post of several in a Q&A series about the upcoming local elections (November 2). We’ll be […]

Library Closing Branches, Reducing Hours

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


On Monday, Massanutten Regional Library announced they will be closing their Bergton and Stanley branches, and reducing hours at the downtown Harrisonburg library.

DoE: LEP has lowest graduation rate

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Earlier this week the Virginia Department of Education released the state graduation “on-time” rates for the class of 2009. The numbers for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students in Harrisonburg was low.

Rocktown Doc Premieres at CST

Friday, February 6, 2009


Last night Leslie Edwards’ documentary “Rocktown: From the Small Farm to the Big Box” debuted to a packed house at Court Square Theater.  The film touched on local hotbuton issues including development, JMU expansion, immigration, police brutality, downtown revitalizaton, and the Blacks Run watershed.  Edwards used clips from dozens of interviews with local figures in […]

HburgNews – 2008 in Review

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


As 2008 comes to a close, let’s spend New Year’s Eve looking back at our year of news. HburgNews had about 463 posts this year, which averages to about 9 per week. Though Brent took a break as lead poster and handed over the reigns in November, he still wrote over 70% of the articles […]

Clark makes the case for Obama

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The one name Wesley Clark never mentioned during his visit to Harrisonburg tonight: McCain. The alternative energy expert, economist, and retired four-star general instead spent his time criticizing Bush’s foreign and domestic policies, and pronouncing his faith in Obama. Court Square Theater was packed to capacity (250+ supporters). Staff scrambled to find extra seating in […]

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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.