Although they didn’t know it at the time, Katie Castillo and William Deibler spent their high school years in houses just a few miles away from each other. But it wasn’t until Katie had graduated from the University of Virginia and moved back home that mutual friends introduced her to William.
When they thought about how they wanted to get married, Heather Welch and Greg Arbogast knew one thing: Their wedding should feel like a weekend retreat. The couple sought a “location where our friends and family could enjoy exclusive use of the property and unwind for the weekend, sort of like
Pick your pasta, pick your sauce. It’s a simple concept, and one that Morocco native Karim Sellam hopes will bring more life to his Venetian-inspired restaurant in the Ix building. Introducing Al Dente Pasta Café, a classic Italian restaurant that’s open for lunch, dinner, coffee breaks, and
Two dozen family members and friends sat in Albemarle Circuit Court July 22 for the sentencing of 53-year-old Mark Weiner, who was convicted of abduction with intent to defile in May 2013 and has been jailed since his arrest in December 2012. But instead of a sentence, Judge Cheryl Higgins
Hailed “The King of Slydeco,” Sonny Landreth’s Cajun-influenced slide guitar style has captured the attention of blues aficionados across the globe and led to collaborations with superstars such as Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, and Mark Knopfler. With 11 albums under his belt and a passport
How many jazz musicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Find out at the third installment of the Comedy with a Taste of Jazz series featuring two sets of comedy from a hilarious up and coming stand up, paired with two sets of jazz from the Robert Jospe Trio. Super funny cat-enthusiast
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
Bulletproof glass, goats, and friends left behind: The winners of our nonfiction contest tell their own true stories.
Two coffee shops become one Last week, the owners of Para Coffee, the homey coffee shop tucked away on Elliewood Avenue where UVA students and professors camp out for hours with lattes and textbooks, announced that they’ve purchased Café Cubano on the Downtown Mall. Para owners Eric Kelley,
It all started with a punk kid’s tweet. Alterna-rockers Against Me! had heard about friends in NOFX working with C’ville-based Champion Brewing Company on a collaboration beer. Guitarist James Bowman, doing some recording with Mike Burkett (aka Fat Mike) of NOFX, tried the beer and tweeted at
Charlottesville’s City Council voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of replacing the aging connector between downtown and Belmont with an “enhanced bridge” as opposed to an underpass—an option that would have routed traffic below existing rail lines, and enjoyed vocal support from
A recent U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Virginia Medical Center and Martha Jefferson Hospital among the best hospitals in the region and state, based on a three-year average of data used to compile the list. In the 2014-15 ranking, the UVA Medical Center was second in
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
Charlottesville police today announced the arrest of 43-year-old Uriah Bashun Lofton for malicious wounding in a July 7 stabbing case that sent one person to the hospital. Police were called to the 600 block of 7 ½ Street SW for a stabbing at approximately 1:30am, according to a news release.
The former Peabody School teacher accused of assaulting the wife of 57th District Delegate David Toscano waived her right to a preliminary hearing—the proceeding to determine if there is sufficient evidence to go to trial—by appearing in court Thursday. The case will now proceed in front of a
No, we’re not going to quote Robert Frost here, but we are going to talk about fences. For homeowners seeking a little more privacy or to keep children and animals in (or out), we’ll discuss when you can and cannot put up a fence and the best materials to use for your construction. ”There’s
Ask Rachel Stinson about the early days of her courtship with Nathan Vrooman, and she says, “We were covered in sticky grape juice for the first three months of our relationship.” Not surprising, considering the pair had moved to Charlottesville to help their parents start vineyards and
Three wedding photos sit on a small side-table in my parents’ home. The one of my mother, circa late 1960s, has held my wonder and awe since I was a child. Nearby are pictures of my sisters—just as beautiful and radiant as my mother. While mine isn’t there (because it doesn’t yet exist), my
Nobody can resist the iconic image of a bride and groom, surrounded by family and friends, ceremoniously feeding each other that first piece of wedding cake as a newly married couple. What makes the picture even sweeter is if the cake tastes as good as it looks, which is certainly true of the
“I do.” Those words have a special meaning for Dave Norris because when he hears them, his workday is coming to an end. Which is a very good thing, but not for the reason you’d guess: The former mayor of Charlottesville is a freelance wedding officiant, specially chosen to be the person who has