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January 2010: Spare rooms

January 2010: Spare rooms

Loes van Riel is an artist, and at her day job, she sells jewelry at the Downtown store Angelo. It’s somehow unsurprising, then, to find that in her studio at home, her current materials—seedpods, maple leaves, dried orchid flowers—are arranged and appreciated just like gems.    The setting certainly enhances the effect. Van Riel and […]

Pairings we'll miss

Pairings we'll miss

Sure, you can still smoke. But can you smoke as the waiter clears your plate, blowing rings over that little dish of creamers that only exists in restaurants? Nope. An era has ended. And along with it, some classic pairings of local menu items with their tobacco-based soulmates. Here are five we’ll miss.   • […]

Greg Kelly steers the city’s freshest art space

Greg Kelly steers the city’s freshest art space

Greg Kelly takes his time making coffee in a silver pot in his little Belmont house. He’s talking about what it means to be an artist, something that had been on his mind in the early part of this decade, after he’d landed in Batesville with a newly minted education in studio art. “I didn’t […]

December 2009: Bob Sweeney's life in a World Heritage Site

December 2009: Bob Sweeney's life in a World Heritage Site

The first residents of Pavilion VI on the UVA Lawn were a 26-year-old professor of mathematics and his wife, transplanted in the mid-1820s from Cambridge, England. Chastened by the Virginia summers, they left after only two years. The pavilion is undoubtedly more comfortable for its current occupants—Bob and Peg Sweeney—though the demands of a semi-public […]

Studying what walkers need

Studying what walkers need

Studying what walkers need Do big cities have anything to teach towns the size of Charlottesville, or for that matter, suburban areas like those in Albemarle, about creating safe places for pedestrians? A new report suggests that development patterns are the key to walkability, so the success of larger urban areas may well hold lessons […]

Albemarle's walkability goals are slow to gain a foothold

Albemarle's walkability goals are slow to gain a foothold

READ MORE • Click here for more information on pedestrian safety. On the outer fringes of Hollymead Town Center, at the corner of Grand Forks Boulevard and Perseco Lane, there is a townhouse for rent. It’s one of four units in a lonely building, stranded among the raw sites of its as-yet-unbuilt siblings. On September […]