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
Have you ever really stopped and listened to lyrics like those in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” or Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty?” It’s startling when you hear some of the words that kids sing today. But that’s where programs like Mobile Music Mission come in. As a local company that lets kids
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
The former Albemarle County Boy Scout leader who pleaded guilty in January to a long list of sex crimes against children will serve 30 years in prison—just a few months shy of the maximum possible sentence. David Brian Watkins, 50, was sentenced Friday in Albemarle County Circuit Court.
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
I am sure I’ve been guilty of searching for metaphors where there were none. Whenever I’ve been around scientists for a prolonged period of time, I’ve been told as much. Sometimes the weather is just the weather. But I can’t help thinking that our obsession with storms speaks to some larger
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,
First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues. Several spaces offer receptions. Listings are compiled in collaboration with Piedmont Council for the Arts. To list an exhibit, please send information two weeks
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
Check c-ville.com daily and pick up a copy of the paper Wednesdays for the latest Charlottesville and Albemarle news briefs and stories. Here’s a quick look at some of what we’ve had an eye on for the past week. Charlottesville factory closes, leaving dozens out of work More than 40 locals are