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Winter Weather Open Thread

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Rockingham County in effect until midnight tonight. The forecast calls for a mixed precipitation of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, with an accumulation of 5 to 10 inches. This open thread was originally posted January 18: There’s only a dusting of snow in Harrisonburg […]

Snow Day (Open Thread)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


It’s no Snowpocalypse, but snow has been accumulating in Harrisonburg since early Thursday morning, and the National Weather Service issued a “winter weather advisory” for Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, in effect until 7:00 this evening.

HFD Looking For Help Clearing Snow Off Hydrants

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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The Harrisonburg Fire Department is announcing a new “Adopt-A-Hydrant” program for Harrisonburg citizens. Last year the numerous snow storms kept firefighters busy shoveling snow for days. Hydrants were buried under the piles of snow and would have taken precious minutes to locate in the event of a fire.

Snow Costs…So Far

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


At last night’s City Council meeting, the city’s Director of Public Works Jim Baker said that this year’s winter weather has already busted the budget by costing more than twice thrice the amount allocated for snow and ice removal.  The 2010 budget set aside $220,773 for snow and ice removal, but Baker says that due […]

City Not Kidding: “Clear Your Sidewalk”

Friday, February 12, 2010


Today the city announced that starting Monday, February 15, they will issue citations for unshoveled sidewalks in the city. From the release sent out this afternoon: “Under city code section 6-1-15, sidewalks are to be clear within three hours of the end of snowfall or by ten in the morning if the snow has fallen […]

Snowball Arrests Make National News

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Two JMU students were arrested by the Harrisonburg Police Department on Saturday.  Big deal, right?  But what’s making waves is what they were arrested for, and the charges they now face.

Emergency Declared In Harrisonburg

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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City Manager Kurt Hodgen has officially declared a local emergency in Harrisonburg, due to the amount of snow we have already received, and additional accumulation expected today and tomorrow.

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.

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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.

  • 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.