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Council approves housing projects, denies request for boarding house

Housing development issues dominated the agenda Harrisonburg City Council’s first meeting of 2024 with the council giving the go-ahead for 113 new homes on Harrisonburg’s east side and, conversely, halting operations for an unofficial fraternity house that the city condemned last year as being unlivable. 

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Blue flags and Denim Day raise awareness of sexual violence

Exactly 6,581 little blue flags flapped in the wind as they lined James Madison University’s Quad last Thursday. Each flag represented a JMU student who has or will be sexually assaulted in their lives, based on the student population and the national sexual assault rate.

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JMU students try to adjust and keep anxiety in check amid an ever-changing semester

For both new JMU students and returning students who went through the abrupt shift to online classes in the spring, the university’s move this week to online classes amid a spike in COVID-19 cases has stoked anxiety and confusion.

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JMU’s class of 2020 balances disappointment with hope after graduation was postponed — twice

Today was supposed to be the start of the pandemic-delayed graduation ceremony for JMU’s class of 2020. But after months of anxiously and eagerly waiting, JMU 2020 seniors learned through a July 6 email that the rescheduled Aug.7-8 ceremony would be delayed. Again.

Here’s a time capsule of some of Harrisonburg’s COVID-19 time capsules

JMU students created a podcast series. One parent is keeping an illustrated journal. The pandemic has inspired an 8-year-old to be his neighborhood’s reporter. And middle school students are crafting poetry to capture the moment. While the long-term effects of the current crisis are still unclear, these creators are curating a kind of time capsule for themselves, their friends and family and future generations who might inevitably ask, “Grandma, what was Coronavirus like?”

Fresh produce, good books and a dash of ingenuity from JMU dietetics students becomes a recipe for success

A community program designed to help families get fresh fruits and vegetables is now taking a new approach thanks to the help of two JMU dietetics students, who spent a year trying to solve a problem of how to introduce families to using produce they’ve never cooked with before.

As Habana Cafe nears opening, owner hopes to carry on Artful Dodger’s legacy

The Habana Cafe — the newest addition to Harrisonburg’s nightlife scene, and one with a distinct Latin flair — could open as early as Saturday in the place of one of the city’s longtime institutions, the Artful Dodger.

43 residents displaced by Southview Apt. fire. No one hurt, at least one pet killed — but one dog was reunited with owner

More than 40 residents — nearly all of whom are JMU students — were displaced after a fire started on the first floor of one of the Southview Apartment buildings and eventually engulfed the entire structure Thursday afternoon.

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