Thanks for writing a fair article regarding the tea party [“Hundreds protest federal spending on Tax Day,” Government News, April 21]. Much to my dismay, our new President is turning out to be a severe disappointment. It is now abundantly clear that he had absolutely no fiscal experience in the real world prior to becoming [...]
Free lunch I am responding to a rant in the April 7 issue of C-VILLE regarding our local Meals on Wheels program receiving stimulus money from the federal government. While I cannot speak for any Meals on Wheels organization but our own, I can assure any and all concerned citizens that Meals on Wheels of [...]
Off label I just read your collection of articles and reviews on the work of Warren Craghead and enjoyed them very much [“Here, there and everywhere,” March 31]. Craghead’s How to Be Everywhere and A Map’s Little Spell are some of the strongest “comics” of the past few years, strong enough to make the label [...]
Fighting words J. Tobias Beard: You suggest in your opening paragraph that the second knockout by Liston resulted in Patterson “ending his career” [“Lords of the ring,” March 17]. As a boxing historian, former NYC Golden Glover, recent trainer, certified referee and often-published boxing commentator and radio guest on the subject, let me correct you: [...]
Squash, courted Forever enshrined in my memory is the wonderful fried zucchini I had at a celebratory lunch at Ristorante Amalfi, after a successful presentation on Madison Avenue, over 30 years ago [“Crush to become Tavola,” Restaurantarama, March 17]. I never could find it again until suddenly, I looked down, and there it was on [...]
Your roots are showing When I was a lad living at the end of N. First Street our neighbor, Mr. Sam Fitch, whose property ran all the way to what is now McIntire Road, kept a nice coop of chickens along with an appreciative rooster [“Chickens raise concerns when barnyard is backyard,” Development News, February [...]
November dreams So our brain dead supervisors want to increase our taxes [“Will proposed county tax hike ruffle city-county relations?” Government News, February 24]. I presume they can’t read, since they apparently do not know that the country is going through its worse recession since the Great Depression. Have they been to school? Oh, and [...]
Where there’s smoke there’s ire Virginia is a state rich in culture, history, and natural beauty and Charlottesville is her crown jewel—but the stain of Big Tobacco mars the value of Virginia as a place to live. I would love to move to Charlottesville, but my biggest hesitancy in doing so is that not nearly [...]
What’s wrong with this picture? Let me get this straight… The only expression of black devotion that you and your photographer can find in all of Charlottesville is the love of a black servant for the child of her employers? [“Heart & Soul,” February 10, 2009] The city’s loving black couples, caring black parents, and [...]
Grading on a curve I enjoyed seeing C-VILLE’s take on Ash Lawn-Highland’s inauguration day/MLK celebration [“Timid feeders on the lagoon,” January 27, 2009]. While it may be a somewhat odd venue for such an occasion, I was nonetheless a bit disappointed to see such criticism directed towards President Monroe and the event in general. Certainly, [...]
Mr. Beard: I apologize if my reply to your “Sour Grapes” edition of The Working Pour [January 6, 2009] is late, but on the other hand,
Ridge Schuyler is the reason I don’t give money to the Nature Conservancy.
I don’t have any comments on the safety/health issue, but find it interesting that the argument for the fake turf is saving money.
This most recent article is a “Dis” service to the Virginia Wine Industry, and an insult to thousands of consumers of Norton.
The most obvious source of stressful racial relations in Charlottesville
As a small business owner and one who believes in the spirit and festivities of the holidays,
The C-VILLE perhaps forgot to include over the hill ex-electeds in your review of the city
I enjoyed Mr. Tobias’ column about overpriced Virginia wine [“Workingman’s pour,” The Working Pour, November 18, 2008].
Mr. Beard: I read with interest your recent article on the vocabulary of wine
In his incredibly arrogant assertion that Wikipedia is not to be trusted because it doesn’t list
The question was asked what other Charlottesville legends deserve memorial signs
Shame on the Virginia Wineries Association and the Virginia Wine Marketing Office for not
One only needs to look at the current state of our country’s economy to realize why UVA
Rick Lilly has things a bit confused in the story on Buford football