Like to speculate on the next big fail? Lately, the bell seems to be tolling for our only daily newspaper, whose debt-riddled parent company—Richmond-based media conglomerate Media General—has been drastically cutting costs in a desperate attempt to ride out a perfect storm of financial doom: increasing competition from free content on the Internet, a global recession driving ad revenue into the bowels of hell, and three-quarters of a billion dollars in long-term debt. In the last year and a half, Media General has moved the DP’s printing operations to the Hanover, Virginia printing site of the Richmond Times Dispatch, raised the DP’s newsstand price to 75 cents, laid off 21 percent of its workforce, and imposed 10 mandatory furlough days on all workers. The DP’s shrinking newsroom now sits in a creepily empty 30,000-square-foot building that Media General put up for sale shortly after stopping the printing presses there. As contents get thinner and thinner, public supposition mounts that the DP’s print version soon may come out fewer days a week or become an insert of the Times-Dispatch. Media General has already utilized the former tactic at three of its smaller community papers in North Carolina. The Grim Reaper may not close the shop tomorrow, but he definitely is spooking the place.
Just in time for warmer weather (God willing), there’s a new spot on the Downtown Mall for cold, refreshing beverages—not the boozy kind, but the fruity kind. Introducing The Juice Place, the brainchild of Market Street Market owners Steven and Raphael Strumlauf. The guys started overhauling
We all know about the “Things to Do Before You Graduate” list, but here’s something that might be even more difficult to tackle: Eat at every restaurant before you graduate. In honor of final exercises this weekend, we asked UVA students which local restaurants they will miss the most when they
Family Eastminster Dog Show In this family-friendly event, presented by the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA, canines compete in best costume, best rescue, agility and musical chairs categories. Wednesday, 5/18. Free, 6-8pm. Keswick Horse Show Grounds, 701 Club Dr., Keswick. 293-2666.
As excited fourth-years take their final walk on the Lawn and up the portico steps of the recently refurbished Rotunda, they will no doubt be reflecting on their years at the University of Virginia. Just in the last school year, UVA has made headlines for scientific discoveries, Olympic
You are probably familiar with the powerful antioxidant punches of the almighty pomegranate. Loaded with phytonutrients, pomegranates lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and increase the speed of heart blockages. They are also packed with fiber, vitamins C and K, and folate. In the
There’s something magical about eyes. Sleek and precise, they seem built of different stuff than the rest of our physical selves—something more deeply connected to the root of who we are. This may be true in more than the poetic sense. Embryologically, the eyes sprout directly from the same
It’s been 85 years since Fry’s Spring Station became a cultural centerpiece in the neighborhood, and for the second time in its lifespan the iconic building and the business inside it have been overhauled. A couple of months ago, Ben Thompson (founder of The Rock Barn) and Tommy Lasley
Family Family Art JAM Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle: From the History of the American People is the inspiration for kids ages 8-14 to collaborate with adults on art and discussion. Saturday, 5/14. Free, reservations required. Fralin Museum of Art at UVA, 155 Rugby Rd. 243-2050. Nonprofit Mister
James Beard semi-finalist Jose De Brito quietly left his post as executive chef at The Alley Light last week, and rumors have been flying about what his next move is. Well, the cat’s out of the bag. “The Inn at Little Washington is pleased to welcome Charlottesville’s Jose De Brito to its
Named for its deep amber hue, amber wine (also called orange wine) is skin-fermented white wine. Fermenting white grapes on their skins is a technique that once pervaded the ancient wine world. “It’s probably the oldest way to make white wine in the world,” says winemaker Matthieu Finot of King
Festival The Bridge PAI Revel Dubbed the “rebellious rendition” of the nonprofit fundraiser, this alternative party celebrates creatives in the community, and features local food and drinks, plus entertainment and live music throughout the night. Friday, 5/6. $25-75, 7pm-1am. IX Art Park,
C-VILLE Weekly is seeking submissions for our photo contest, presented by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph—specifically creative, high-quality images of local scenes (and people in local scenes!). Prizes will be awarded, and winners will be published in the June 8 issue of C-VILLE, alongside
It’s time to nominate your favorites in Best of C-VILLE 2016. Click here to get started telling us your favorite people, places and things in Charlottesville and get your favorites on the final ballot. Nominations end Friday, May 27 at midnight. Having problems logging in to vote on
How many breweries do we need in this town? At least one more, apparently. Last week the owners of Richmond’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (twice voted Virginia’s top brewery by ratebeer.com users) announced its plan to open a location in Charlottesville, and everyone’s already in a tizzy over
The first time I visited the Côte-Rôtie food truck, I knew it would be at Champion Brewing Company before long. Since opening in 2012, the downtown brewery has become the capital of Charlottesville food trucks, and hosts one almost every night. This is the brainchild of Champion owner Hunter
Going with the flow Rivanna River Company will launch Charlottesville’s first outfitter By Jessica Luck firstname.lastname@example.org When Gabe and Sonya Silver moved back to Charlottesville three years ago after various stints in other places working in the outdoor recreation field, they settled in the
“We could in the United States make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good.” Thomas Jefferson said it best, and we like to think good ol’ TJ would be proud of the ever-growing Napa-esque wine culture in the Charlottesville area.
Patrick McClure knows cocktails. He’s been serving them up since his college bartending days at UVA, and in 2001 he began working with his brother, Andy McClure, when Andy bought The Virginian on the Corner. In the last 15 years Patrick has bounced around between the east and west coasts,
We love eating. And we love Charlottesville, where there’s more than 400 places (we counted) to satisfy a craving. So we wondered: Is it actually possible to dine here ’round-the-clock? The answer, our grumbling-tummied friends, is yes. We came up with a gluttonous experience for you from sun
Drinking 12 cocktails over the course of six days is a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Last week the Tom Tom Founders Festival hosted its first local cocktail competition, which is exactly what it sounds like—a dozen area mixologists were tasked with creating an original craft cocktail