Jessica Luck

Jessica Luck


This Week: The mother load

This Week: The mother load

The first time I met Kelly Cox, she was sitting on a green exercise ball with a baby in each arm. She bounced both babies on her knees while two moms in front of her held their yoga poses. Cox, co-owner of Bend Yoga, offers classes for moms from pregnancy to post-birth, as well as […]

Holly Herring and Randi Rod took photos of themselves on every long run to document their journey. Photo: Amy Jackson

Runner’s world: A budding athlete discovers a new hobby

When Randi Rod says she completed a couch-to-10-mile running program, she means it. She was sitting on her couch when her friend, Holly Herring, called last fall to ask her to run the Charlottesville Ten Miler with her. Rod, 53, who hadn’t exercised much while raising her three children (her youngest is 16), laughed at […]

Golden age: Charlottesville’s seniors are having their moment

Golden age: Charlottesville’s seniors are having their moment

Housing must-haves: near a great coffee shop, walkable to amenities like the library, grocery store and a park. The home can be on the smaller side—since it’s just you—and you don’t need a huge yard, but something that allows you to enjoy the neighbor-hood would be ideal. The main concern, of course, is affordability. ν […]

Prime 109, a steakhouse bent on highlighting products from three cornerstone farms, is slated to open in May in the former Bank of America space on the Downtown Mall. Staff photo

Lampo team primed for steakhouse opening in former bank space

The owners of Lampo, the cozy Neapolitan pizzeria in Belmont, first started conceptualizing the idea of a local-farm-centered steakhouse after hearing from area producers that they were frustrated with the distribution process. Enter Prime 109, a steakhouse bent on highlighting products from three cornerstone farms, which is slated to open in May in the former […]

Evelyn Brown, a senior at Tandem Friends School, juggles schoolwork and AP classes with a ton of extracurriculars including the school’s rock band, varsity cross county (fall), basketball (winter) and soccer (spring) and musical theater. Photos by Eze Amos

Teens who do it all share their secrets to success

In today’s busy world, teenagers are cramming in as much as possible. Meet two teens who are seamlessly navigating packed schedules of school, sports, family, friends and volunteer commitments, and learn why they wouldn’t have it any other way. Evelyn Brown Senior at Tandem Friends School Classes: AP literature, AP government and politics, AP environmental […]

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LIVING Picks: Week of August 16-22

Family Night Sky Festival Monday, August 21 This festival includes various events from Friday, August 18 to Monday, August 21, culminating in a solar eclipse viewing at 2:40pm Monday. $25 per vehicle park entry, good for seven days. Various times. Shenandoah National Park, 3655 U.S. Hwy. 211 E. (540) 999-3500. Nonprofit 5K & 10K Run […]

Photos from before, during and after the Unite the Right rally and counterprotest Saturday, August 12. Photos by Hawkins Dale

Photo gallery: Unite the Right rally, counterprotest

Photos taken during the Unite the Right rally and counterprotest at Emancipation Park, as well as the alt-right gathering at McIntire Park, and demonstrations at Justice Park and the Downtown Mall area today. Photos by Eze Amos, Lisa Provence, Jessica Luck, Hawkins Dale and Aaron Cohen.  

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Remembering the titans of the entertainment world

The entertainment world will never be—or look—the same again. Here, locals share memories of some of the great talents we lost this year. Editor’s note: This list was made before the deaths this week of George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.  David Bowie I didn’t really know him. We weren’t friends and I never touched him […]

Catch Borrowed Beams of Light in its brief return to local stages on a bill stacked with tidings of indie rock joy. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Borrowed Beams of Light

Adam Brock is back from the West Coast and is ready for a rare appearance as frontman of local music heroes Borrowed Beams of Light for a night of psych-influenced power pop and indie rock. New Boss, Naked Gods and Group MMS play opening sets, and Nasty’s Thomas Dean spins a late-night after-party. Thursday, Decmber […]

Boys & Girls Club participants make their own individual pizzas topped with protein, vegetables and pineapple at PB&J Fund’s kitchen. Eze Amos

Local nonprofits employ creative collaborations

On a recent day, Cristine Nardi, executive director of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, was working with four different nonprofits on a variety of challenges: a succession plan for an executive director; how to handle a potential sexual harassment issue within the organization; how to do a 360-degree evaluation for an executive leader; and coaching […]

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Why we love cauliflower

Cauliflower, the hearty veggie cousin of broccoli, kale and cabbage, is mimicking everything from pizza crust to rice to mashed potatoes. But it’s a star in its own right—no reinvention needed. From appetizers to main dishes, restaurants are featuring florets in a variety of ways. Lampo Neapolitan Pizzeria Cavolfiore al forno, $6 Lampo in Belmont is […]

Champion Brewing Company, founded by Hunter Smith in 2012, is expanding to Richmond with a brewpub set to open by the end of the year. Photo by Eli Williams

How to celebrate national beer month in Virginia

Locals certainly don’t need another reason to imbibe in our area’s tasty brews—but we’ll take it. August is Craft Beer Month in our fair state, which means breweries are holding celebrations and events to showcase their wares. The biggest event to hit our area is the fifth annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, hosted by Devils […]

Valley Road Vineyards CEO and co-founder Stan Joynes says he and his wife, Barbara, were pleasantly surprised when they opened the first bottle from their collection—a merlot-based rosé. The 2014 meritage, a blend of merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and cabernet sauvignon, “is really special,” he says. Photo by Ryan Jones

Valley Road Vineyards opens on Nelson’s 151

One of the most surprising things Stan Joynes learned after entering the local wine business is how much camaraderie there is among vineyard owners and winemakers. It’s not a “zero-sum game,” he says—when one business is successful, they all benefit. About two years ago, Joynes started thinking it was time to do something different. He […]

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Enter to win C-VILLE Weekly’s fiction contest

Calling all authors! Dust off those manuscripts—submissions are now being accepted for the C-VILLE Weekly/WriterHouse fiction contest. Short works of previously unpublished creative fiction that are a maximum of 3,000 words are eligible for entry; the winning story will be published in the August 10 issue of C-VILLE Weekly. The first-prize winner will receive $500 […]

Here are some of the winning photos from last year's contest.

Enter to win C-VILLE Weekly’s photo contest

C-VILLE Weekly is seeking submissions for our photo contest, presented by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph—specifically creative, high-quality images of local scenes (and people in local scenes!). Prizes will be awarded, and winners will be published in the June 8 issue of C-VILLE, alongside coverage of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, held June 13-19 […]

C-VILLE Weekly wins 12 awards at VPA conference

C-VILLE Weekly wins 12 awards at VPA conference

C-VILLE Weekly took home 12 awards at the annual Virginia Press Association Advertising & News Conference held April 8-9, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump. C-VILLE took home six first-place awards, as well as a Best in Show award for Jason Crosby’s illustration for “Hell on Wheels,” an article about the irritations of driving in […]