Feeling cold walls, or air rushing through windows and outlets are obvious signs of leakage, but if you want an accurate diagnosis of where your house is ailing, call in an energy auditor—a specialist trained in providing a comprehensive home energy checkup. He or she will do a series of tests and inspections to find out where your house could be more efficient and thus save you energy and money, besides making you more comfortable.
Headliners like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson, and Widespread Panic are onboard for this year’s Lockn’ Music Festival in Nelson County over Labor Day weekend. Not onboard so far: the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control, which has not issued a decision from a May 16 hearing
Confession time: My favorite movie of all time is the original 1968 Planet of the Apes, and it breaks my heart that it doesn’t appear on more Best Of lists. Boasting a script from the eternally relevant Rod Serling, it channels the best aspects of “The Twilight Zone” into a feature-length idea.
Teri Kent runs Charlottesville’s Better World Betty, a non-profit organization and online resource for locals looking to shrink their impact on the environment. Every month, Betty—Kent’s ’50s-housewife-meets-earth-goddess alter ego—answers the most burning eco-questions from our readers about
Patricia “Treekie” Kavanagh has always been an animal lover. But until she gets pets of her own, she’s been making do with those around the neighborhood. “Everyone gets plenty of exercise with Treekie at the helm,” said her mom, Jill. The 7-year-old averages five miles per week walking Sky, a
John D’earth was about 4 when his father—“a great listener, but not a musician”—taught him an important lesson about making music. He was at his grandmother’s house. He toddled over to the piano, climbed onto the bench, and started pounding away. He was having fun, just enjoying the noise of
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings in the comments section. The Albemarle County Architectural Review Board meets
A violent chapter in Charlottesville history was marked with a violent footnote last month when Craig Nordenson, who killed two people in a notorious shooting at the city’s coal tower in the summer of 2001, died on April 19 at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County. The local medical examiner is
After a winter that seemed to clutch us well beyond its time this year, the verdant beauty of spring in Virginia finally arrived just in time for our recent Historic Garden Week issue in April, which featured a tour of UVA’s pavilion gardens, and beautiful images by photographers Eric Kelley
Update May 6: Today is Give4Good, a massive online giving effort by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Original post: Nonprofits can face a tough road to success, competing constantly for enough money not only to cover overhead costs, but to carry out their missions. On May 6, the
Her March 25 death was marked with an obituary in The Daily Progress, but the only hint of the anguish Robin Worsky endured—and her family’s place in Charlottesville history—are the final words of the last sentence, a request that donations be made in her honor to the National Center for
Our Education Beat coverage appears thanks to a partnership with Charlottesville Tomorrow. Albemarle County’s budget deadline is nearing, but the fiscal waters aren’t becoming any less muddy for the school division. Exactly what the schools plan to cut if their funding request isn’t fully met
Need to take your home décor out of hibernation? We asked Second Yard’s Jon Floyd to recommend a few of the Downtown shop’s warmer prints now that spring has sprung. Here are our favorites from what he pulled.
Our Education Beat coverage appears thanks to a partnership with Charlottesville Tomorrow. As a result of the University of Virginia’s recent decision to stop providing health insurance to the spouses of employees who are eligible to receive coverage through their own employers, officials say
Each week, the news team compiles upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings in the comments section. The Charlottesville Planning Commission meets from 5:30-11pm
“Tibet is my country,” Venerable Tenzin Gephel said simply. “And I would like to go there one day.” Gephel, a Buddhist monk in his 50s who is the resident teacher at the Jefferson Tibetan Society, spent his youth at Namgyal Monastery in Northern India, the personal monastery of the 14th Dalai
Some Charlottesville High School students are attending class at night, thanks to the extension of a supplemental learning program prompted in part by concerns over dropout and attendance rates. The Work Achieves Lasting Knowledge Program (WALK), which began in 2007, and which helped 82 CHS
It’s 12:30pm on a Wednesday, and instead of eating a carton of yogurt at my desk while responding to e-mails, I’m sitting on a metal folding chair among about a dozen strangers. My eyes are closed, my hands are folded loosely in my lap, and I’ve been told to focus on my breath, so I’m […]
Concertgoers naughty and nice can catch the holiday spirit when the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra and UVA’s University Singers team up to make the yuletide bright for their ninth annual family holiday concert. Michael Slon conducts a program of familiar festive favorites,
We’re always keeping our eyes and ears out for the latest news in Charlottesville’s food and drink scene, so pick up a paper and check c-ville.com/living each week for the latest Small Bites. Have a scoop for Small Bites? E-mail us at email@example.com. It’s official—your favorite
The holidays are coming, as evidenced by the lights, wreaths, and snowflakes that started overwhelming storefronts since about seven seconds after you removed your Halloween costume. And for veterinarians, that means it’s almost time to see dozens of new furballs. Puppies and kittens are common