- Andrew: @ Wayne - I'm not saying the "don't rename X" argument is fundamentally weak; the argument "don't rename X because it's always been that way"... on Easier for Harrisonburg to Say Than Do: Name Something After Martin Luther King Jr.
- Dany Fleming: Andrew, I agree that Steve Reich is on-point in your other posting. That's the important issue here. However, to the point of not renaming... Pre-eminent... on Easier for Harrisonburg to Say Than Do: Name Something After Martin Luther King Jr.
- Wayne Orebaugh: Well, why is the argument "don't rename something we already have" not a particularly strong one? It would mean changing a lot of addresses etc.... on Easier for Harrisonburg to Say Than Do: Name Something After Martin Luther King Jr.
- Andrew: Do you not want to rename something just for the sake of principle, or is there something about the names Cantrell and Stone Spring in... on Easier for Harrisonburg to Say Than Do: Name Something After Martin Luther King Jr.
- Wayne Orebaugh: No, no, no! Don't rename something we already have! If we must name something, let it be something new. on Easier for Harrisonburg to Say Than Do: Name Something After Martin Luther King Jr.
This is the first post in a new monthly series on Old South High. He stands in front of the split rail fence in a broad-brimmed straw hat smiling into the lens while his hand rests on a wooden tripod that holds his own cased camera. The subject of the fading, sepia print is Tommy …Read more.
This is what happened earlier this evening, when the citizen committee exploring what street or other bit of Harrisonburg infrastructure would be best to name in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held a public forum to gather input on the matter. There was support given to the ideas of re-naming either Cantrell Avenue …Read more.
After several months of debate, idea-floating and idea-shooting-down, it is clear that Harrisonburg’s city council is committed to naming something – a street? a bridge? a new school? – in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What’s less clear is whether that process of deciding what to name for …Read more.
National Forest Plan Revision: Maybe a Little Less Important to Harrisonburg’s Water Supply Than We Thought, Thanks to Private Ownership of Mineral Rights
As has been widely reported, next month’s anticipated release of a new management plan for the George Washington National Forest (GWNF) may or may not include a ban on the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to mine natural gas. Opponents of fracking for natural gas in the national forest include thousands who supported …Read more.
Jeremiah Knupp writes about the soon-to-come decision from the forest service on whether to allow fracking in the George Washington National Forest. In 2010, a local grassroots effort kept hydrofracking from happening on private lands in Rockingham County, and a recent post on Old South High details how the energy company Carrizo is letting its …Read more.
Carrizo, the company that brought the term “fracking” and all its attendant concerns to the area with a 2010 permit application to drill a natural gas well in Bergton, has given up on gas drilling in Rockingham County and will not renew any of its local oil and gas leases. According to records on file …Read more.
Harrisonburg writer Jessica Penner will celebrate the publication of her first novel, Shaken in the Water (Foxhead Books), at a 7 p.m. book launch party at Ruby’s Lounge. Shaken in the Water is a novel made up of connected short stories that follow the lives of a Russian Mennonite family in Kansas over three generations. …Read more.
At the conclusion of tonight’s WXJM Live broadcast, featuring The Judy Chops with Mark Slomski and other friends, the show’s decade-long run as a fixture in the local music scene will also come to an end. Two of the three people now behind the show – “Reverend” Bill Howard and “Magic” Molly Murphy – are …Read more.
By the half-way point, Adam Schroer was pretty sure that he was going to surpass the goal he’d set for himself: run 2:35 at the Shamrock Marathon this past March. Schroer, just finishing up a master’s degree in exercise physiology at JMU, was in about 10th place through mile 20, at which point he started …Read more.
The week begins with the latest installment of Old South High’s interesting Harrisonburg maps series, which doubles as our latest occasional exploration of the disconnect between Internet reality and real reality. This one comes courtesy of Walk Score, a website that assesses the walkability of neighborhoods and towns across the country. Using an algorithm that …Read more.