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Ruff competition

Ruff competition

Boss, a lively Pomeranian owned, bred and handled by Christine Crane, won his first Best in Show on June 5 at the 57th annual Charlottesville-Albemarle Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show, held at Foxfield race course. More than 750 dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds competed in 90-degree weather. Those lucky enough to make it […]

K-12 comprehensive

K-12 comprehensive

How to understand that strange species called children? For nine months of the year, they’re quarantined in their classrooms, known to those of us not responsible for them as the creatures who emerge from the yellow buses while we wait impatiently. But school ends this week for public schools and some private schools, and now […]

June 2011: Real Estate

June 2011: Real Estate

 In the current housing market, flexibility and creativity have become important skills. Homeowners who are ready to—or have already—put their property on the market are faced with the challenge not only of finding the right buyers, but of finding any buyer at all. With local and national statistics showing that it’s still a buyer’s market, […]

Counting the homeless

Counting the homeless

 The latest results of the annual “Point-in-Time” census of the local homeless population show a decrease in both the total number of homeless individuals and the number of unsheltered individuals.

Long-awaited local mosque nears completion

Long-awaited local mosque nears completion

When empty, the local mosque on 10 1/2 Street is a cozy two-story, 1,550-square-foot home on the edge of the UVA campus. Come time for Friday prayer, however, fitting 150 people comfortably in a 600-square-foot prayer space is a challenge. Many area Muslims are forced to pray outside the building. Khan Hassan, a board member […]

Suit yourselves

Suit yourselves

At its most recent meeting, City Council voted to authorize condemnation proceedings to secure a section of the $30 million Hillsdale Drive Extended project between Kmart and what will soon be a new Whole Foods grocery store.

May 2011: Real Estate

In the past couple of years, condominiums have suffered the most severe blow in a real estate market that’s struggling overall. Although all signs point to a slowly stabilizing, what experts call “saleable,” market—evidenced by fewer days on the market and more activity in both Charlottesville and Albemarle—the health of our condo market still lags. […]

Horning in

Horning in

Zinnia and her half-sister, Ella—short for Ellamenope—ran to the fence and wagged their short tails when called. They enthusiastically hopped and bleated while Woolen Mills resident Laura Covert uncovered two baby bottles filled with milk. Three times a day, Covert and her husband cross their 1.5-acre garden to feed two of the first miniature dairy […]

Workout for the best?

Workout for the best?

Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Higgins dismissed a lawsuit filed against City Council by the Charlottesville Area Fitness Club Operators Association (CAFCOA) last week. While the ruling could clear the way for a long-awaited (and much contested) YMCA in McIntire Park, a pair of appeals could inhibit financing for the $15 million fitness facility. County supervisors […]

To thine own self be true

To thine own self be true

At 9:30am on a Wednesday after heavy rains, 13-year-old Spencer Wood sits atop a hill in Afton, inspecting his surroundings. While most 13-year-olds in Albemarle County are in a classroom at this very moment, Spencer is surveying what has changed here at his “sit spot”—looking for changing leaf colors, new plant shoots, evidence of animal […]