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Lose the stereotype Although The Bridge art space is described in the subhead to your cover story as “the city’s freshest art space” I have to say I was put off by the stale image that was used by Greg Kelly in the very first paragraph of the article [“Greg Kelly’s big vision for local […]

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For your interest You asked about supporting Tom Perriello [“Perriello looks ahead to 2010,” December 1]. How can any Virginian support a Representative who is bent on ruining our economy by voting for Cap and Trade Bill and a Health Care Bill which will include a government run single-payer health care system? Mr. Perriello is […]

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Opposites attract I will work for and donate to anyone who runs against Congressman Perriello [“Perriello looks ahead to 2010,” December 1]. The current Congress is intoxicated with spending without the honesty or integrity to raise the income taxes necessary to pay for their spending. Congress uses spending to buy votes and expects our children […]

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True north For 20 or so years now, my brother and I have been owners of property on the side of Cook’s Mountain in North Garden, having ultimately inherited it from our grandfather, who bought in 1909. He and our grandmother lived there until 1918, when they moved to Charlottesville. We often drove down from […]

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No direction home The question about what North Garden is “north” of [“Northern Exposure,” Ask Ace, November 10], illustrates how Charlottesville-centric we are in this area.  Having moved from Charlottesville to North Garden several years ago, I had the same question and the most plausible explanation I have heard is that is located (sort of) […]

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May I unhelp you? Jonathan Keifer: Please, oh please, do your homework before writing your review next time [“Dude, where are the Coen bros?” November 3]. A Serious Man is an interpretation of the Book of Job. While it may also have some personal Coen brother touches, it is just about as far from anti-semitic […]

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Separate and equal Being a loyal customer to Fleurie for the last five years, I was incredibly disappointed when I saw the recipe published recently by the “executive chef”, Brian Helleberg, of Fleurie [Food and Drink Annual, October 20]. While he is a chef and owner, it should be noted that he is, in fact, […]

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Regarding the article about Professor Ruddiman [“Humans began changing climate 7,000 years ago,” UVA News, October 6], I pose the following query: What vehicles, factory smokestacks, home furnaces, etc. did the population possess 5,000 years ago generating CO2? Also, is the current melting of the Martian icecaps due to the Martians riding around in their […]

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Roll of the Dice Thank you for devoting space to the increasing traffic pressure that City development policy is exerting on streets least able to bear it [“Fifeville, a traffic hazard,” Government News, September 15]. Your focal point—the intersection of Fifth Street S.W. and Dice Street (really two intersections rather than one)—illustrates the problem particularly […]

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Why they keep coming back I’m currently a participant in the Re-entry program here at our local jail. I find your article[“Freedom’s just another word,” September 1] very interesting and deja-vu-ish, because I’ve been waiting for the longest time to voice my opinion to someone who has an ear and also are willing to address […]

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Froggy went a-courtin’ A current vogue of C-VILLE folks lament the lack of mates [“Charlottesville men speak,” Today’s Date, August 18]. To me it seems not lack of stock but more of sour grapes. Be not tepid nor glance aside from one you may adore. When fortune knocks then quell your fear be bold and […]

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Must love dogs Thanks to Chiara for her little piece on (from?) the Landmark Hotel [“Best fail,” Features, August 11]. Amusing and well written, more from her please. Love the dogs. W/R/T the bit on Wood Grill, it’s “retch” —not wretch. Nice “Best Of” issue, especially the C-Ville Sit, Stay picks. It’s the best of […]

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Growth happens I have heard all the arguments for and against the current water supply plan, especially concerning the new Ragged Mountain Dam and the proposed pipeline [“RWSA provides Gannett Fleming costs, takes heat at board meeting,” Development News, August 4]. What concerns me is that those that are opposed to the new dam have […]

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Rah rah for the road Andrew Cedermark’s article [“This way to the Parkway,” July 21] walked us around the best reasons we are building a Meadowcreek Parkway. He followed the nearly impassable and underused, land-locked route, and took us the shortest route from downtown to Northern Albemarle. We avoided the 29/Hydraulic/Bypass bottleneck congestion. And we […]

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I would comply 4 U As much as it pains me to disappoint one of my favorite C-VILLE writers, Brendan Fitzgerald, I need to set the record straight about the First Street Church Project [“Soul Music,” Feedback, July 14]. The sanctuary in the church will be available to the community for various uses including weddings, […]

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Word play Your excellent, “Corporate co-opting of ‘local’” [July 14] alerts us to the semantical games employed by business entities in their search for profit. Concerning the definition of “local,” my Merriam-Webster Dictionary includes (inter alia): “of, relating to, or applicable to part of a whole.” This permits national corporations to use the word “local” […]

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Dirty water Your June 30 feature [“Gas guzzling”] describes dangers to drinking water in Albemarle from UG petroleum leaks. Half of the  County residents (and some businesses) depend on wells for their water, and perhaps a similar percentage depend on septic systems to dispose of their untreated waste directly into the ground. With the average […]

Readers respond to the June 23 issue

Signs o’ the times Regarding your question, “What would you like to see on the site?” [“SoHo comes to Fifeville," Development News, June 16], we live on Nalle Street, which is one block long, beginning on the open triangle property. Children play on this block, and there is a school bus stop at the end […]

Readers respond to the June 16 issue

Here come the Sons Regarding your question whether Sons of Bill has what it takes to make it [“No country for old men,” June 16]: Yes! They have what it takes to make it. Finally something new, different, original and exciting. “Something real, something with a cure…” as one of Sam’s songs goes. Their music […]

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Poetry free for all I am writing to thank you for publishing Sam Witt’s very fine article on poetry [“Who cares about poetry, anyway?” May 26]. Not only does it showcase the many talented local folks with national—and international—reputations but it also proves that poetry is one of the most democratic and accessible genres. During […]

Readers respond to the June 2 issue

Buried alive? When I read the article about revisiting the Crozet Master Plan [“Residents and staff begin Crozet Master Plan revision,” Development News, June 2], I could see the handwriting was already on the wall. Mike Marshall of CCAC says Crozet is “willing to take a lot of growth…” Good thing there is a survey […]

Readers respond to the May 26 issue

The long view Regarding “Downtown Mall finally gets a new lease on life” [Government News, May 12]: I would rate it SUPERB! I have never seen men work so hard and accomplish so much in my 88 years of life. They were always polite and always very hard working. I salute them. Easter Mary Berryman […]

Readers respond to the May 19 issue

The art of words Thank you to Jayson Whitehead for covering developments in the current plans for the Old Crozet Elementary School [“Could Crozet Elementary be reborn as an arts academy?” Development news on c-ville.com, May 12]. A couple of clarifications: The photo of the building that appears in C-VILLE is not the Old Crozet […]

Readers respond to the May 5 issue

Lease to own I disagree with Dr. Brown [“Residents contend vote on YMCA violates state constitution,” Government News, May 5]. There is no question in my mind that someone structured this as a lease to purposely get around the state law requiring a “super” majority. I think this is a very good law to require […]

Readers respond to the May 5 issue

Brew masters It was a real honor to open up C-VILLE [“More power to them,” April 28] and see myself listed as an up-and-comer in the local food and eats scene! Recognition is always so gratifying, and it was such a treat to have that surprise this week. I felt a little bad, though, the […]

Readers respond to the April 28 issue

Ho ho ho You ask, “Did the Assembly do the right thing” in refusing Fed Funds [“Virginia politics must be over-stimulated,” The Odd Dominion, April 28]?: Bravo, General Assembly! I, for one, am proud of our great Commonwealth for standing up and saying “No thanks” to the Fed and even prouder still that we set […]