When it rains, it pours—even inside UVA’s centerpiece, the Rotunda, which is currently struggling with a leaky roof. UVA asked for state funds to help fix a few holes where the rain gets in as part of a $50 million renovation project for the iconic building. UVA hoped to launch the renovation with $2.59 million in state funds, matched by $2 million in private contributions. However, according to news reports, the Rotunda fund request was removed from the proposed state budget in the most recent round of revisions. Time to start calling donors, UVA. Read background on the renovation ambitions here.
For a political columnist, the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is like a giant bowl of M&M’s dusted with cocaine sitting by your keyboard at all times: It’s such a constant temptation that it’s hard to resist gorging yourself every time you sit down to write. But with
A pizza is on its way to your table. It’s bubbling with melted cheese, crackling with a blistered crust, mounded by rendered meats and fresh veggies. Underneath the toppings, a bright, tangy tomato sauce holds it all together. Now that I have your attention, let’s talk pizza in Charlottesville.
Looking to add some art and local flavor to your shopping experience? Then head to fleaVILLE, the destination where originality is the leading retail trait. Comprised of local artisans and chefs, the bundle of tented vendors offers a glimpse into the talent of the area, and lets you take a bit
Literacy Volunteers to Benefit from Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers Event Saturday On Saturday, August 23, Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers will be hosting its final match of the season and proceeds from the event will go to support Literacy Volunteers. General admission tickets are $5 and
Four years and three installments into the Expendables series and we’ve reached what is typically the nail in the coffin for action franchises: the PG-13 sequel. While the rating is essentially meaningless in this age of bloodless gun battles and cramming in as many “shits” as you can but using
Communitas is a Latin term that signifies the coming together of various mediums in the spirit of equality, which makes it the perfect name for an event that joins music and dance. From around the country, violinists and dancers come gather for a celebration of the human spirit through sound
In a 4-2 vote last week, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved a special use permit that will allow a small private school to expand enrollment. The school in question is the Regents School of Charlottesville, where last year 83 plaid- and khaki-clad kids from kindergarten to
The wonderful tunes of Tina and Her Pony prove that not everything needs to be modernized in the 21st century. The Ohio duo sticks to the basics, producing amazing folk music from simple guitars, banjos, and cellos. Each song tells the story of a true experience and explores the themes and
Charlottesville City Schools have one more half-million-dollar payment to make on the contract that put a Fujitsu touch-screen tablet in the hands of every middle and high school student in the division in 2012, and while the aging computing devices have been criticized as glitchy and slow, the
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It’s that time of year again: Kids are headed back to school. As both county and city school divisions prepare for the annual return of students, we’ve collected updates on a few hot topics in local public education, from starting bells to snow days. Check out our feature stories on
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In 2009, Albemarle County launched its Math, Engineering & Science Academy (MESA) at Albemarle High School as a pilot program for a new model of learning. Five years later, enrollment in MESA has more than doubled, and administrators are taking more steps towards career-oriented learning
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Thursday could be a busy day in the office of Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk Llezelle Dugger—or it could be a day like any other. A mandate to clerks statewide to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples who want them is due from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals at 8am Thursday,
Jeyon Falsini didn’t mean to stick up for C’ville’s music scene underdogs. It just kind of happened. The longtime concert promoter and booking agent started working with the Main Street Arena in July 2012. Management wanted to bring in someone to turn its small overflow space on Water Street
Shortly after she learned to talk, Molly Streit announced that she wanted to take horseback riding lessons. “I made the rule that she couldn’t ride until she was 5,” her mother, Meghan, said. “The day after she turned 5, she took her first lesson.” Molly is now 7 years old, and has been riding
Is there a commonly accepted “playground etiquette?” Or are playgrounds a lawless land ruled by barbaric, screaming bullies and their diaper-clad children? Thinking back, wistfully, to my own children’s blissful playground days, I see images of radiant, round-faced, sun-screened toddlers,