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Stand and be counted!

Violent crimes per 1,000 residents   Albemarle: 1.14 Charlottesville: 5.91 State average: 2.27 Population within one mile of a park/grocery/school Albemarle: 57-70 percent Charlottesville: 95-99 percent Metropolitan Planning Area: 70-80 percent Median household income Albemarle: $64,206 Charlottesville: $38,369 State: $60,316 Residential density Rural area: 0.08 dwellings per acre Urban area: 0.92 dwellings per acre Location […]

UVA staff sounds off

UVA staff sounds off

In February, UVA President Teresa Sullivan wrote to the nearly 5,000 Academic Division staff members and asked them to participate in a job satisfaction survey. Participation in the survey, which covered areas such as “the adequacy of your work environment” and “opportunities for advancement,” was anonymous. Overall, more than 3,000 salaried staff members completed the survey by the March 18 deadline. The results, released last week, showed that 86 percent of UVA employees had positive overall feelings about their employer, and four out of five employees said they would likely still work for the University in three years.

Back to the land

Back to the land

It’s hard to quantify just how goddamned unpleasant the Battle of Waynesboro is. I slept poorly the previous night, skipped breakfast, and arrived late and underdressed. I want socks. I want coffee. I want a funnel cake from the vendor across the road from the battlefield, but I’m stuck firmly on the 19th century side. […]

At all costs

At all costs

German painter Anton Sattler was invited into the homes of some of America’s most renowned families to restore old rooms to their youthful beauty—to revitalize them, give them new lives. “Auchincloss, Roosevelt, Rockefeller,” lists the website for his company, founded in 1891. Anton Sattler, Inc., worked such magic on Gloria Vanderbilt’s former dining room, where […]

ICLEI is out

ICLEI is out

Ask the right Albemarle residents, and they will tell you that efforts by county government to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable development approach “a Big Brother mentality,” “socialism,” and “Soviet-style rule-by-committee.” Last week, they told their six supervisors the same thing. Jefferson Area Tea Party chair Carole Thorpe said that ICLEI, a nonprofit organization […]