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Castillo To Be Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Isabel Castillo, an undocumented immigrant DREAM activist from Harrisonburg, will be the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of San Francisco. The New York Times reports: Stephen A. Privett, the president of the University of San Francisco, said he decided to award the degree after reading about Ms. Castillo in the On Education […]

Isabel Castillo Profiled in NYT

Monday, February 21, 2011

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Harrisonburg DREAM Act-ivist Isabel Castillo was profiled in a feature in Monday’s edition of the New York Times. Regular hburgnews readers should recognize the name from several stories published here in 2010. Castillo entered the U.S. illegally with her parents when she was six years old, and grew up in Harrisonburg. The NYT story by […]

Degner Responds to Wilt Campaign Mailer

Friday, May 28, 2010

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On Thursday, many registered voters in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County received campaign literature in the mail from the Republican Party of Virginia on behalf of Tony Wilt’s campaign for 26th district delegate. The mailer slogan declares that Wilt “represents our values – not those of big city liberals.” In addition to proclaiming that Wilt is […]

Harrisonburg’s Most Important Issues

Friday, October 22, 2010

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This is the fifth installment of the 2010 Q&A series with Harrisonburg City Council candidates. hburgnews.com reader hhsparent writes, “I would like to know what issue or position they feel most strongly about and how they would seek to advance that position as a councilperson. Is it jobs? Is it education? If they could advance […]

Spokes – The Biking Movie

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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The Harrisonburg group’s trip to Davis, CA has been covered several times here on hburgnews. Paulette Moore, a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and professor at Eastern Mennonite University came on the trip to document it. On May 22, Moore’s documentary “Spokes” was shown at Court Square as part of the Bike Month movie event. Now the […]

“10 Moments of Possibility”

Saturday, December 20, 2008

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Patrick Lincoln submits the following look back at 2008, under the title “10 Moments of Possibility for a Better Valley”: “These moments are my own; I’m sure each of you has yours as well.  This is by no means an exhaustive or accurate list.  It’s not exhaustive because there are surely many more and it’s […]

City Candidates on Legacy

Friday, October 31, 2008

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This post concludes our Q&A series with city candidates. Thanks to everyone who participated. Candidates for City Council and City Treasurer answered; What sort of legacy would you like to leave behind? First, the people running for council:

H’burg Happenings.

Monday, March 19, 2007

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Before I get to the upcoming events, I stumbled upon local Realtor Roger Monger’s blog about issues in Harrisonburg-Rockingham County real estate. UPCOMING EVENTS: Since some interest in the show was expressed when it was first posted, Ben Folds tickets for his April 10th show at the JMU Convo Center go on sale today. In […]

Amy Goodman Speaks (and is heard)

Saturday, December 9, 2006

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As finnegan advertised in the last post, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! spoke to a crowd of probably 150+ tonight at the Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg. If you didn’t know it was coming, I don’t know how – the advertising for the event was impressive. I heard about it from at least a dozen […]

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