Justin Ide

Charlottesville Fire Department recruit Michael Barber

Fired up: The training days and nights of CFD’s newest recruits

When several vacancies in the Charlottesville Fire Department opened at the same time, Fire Chief Andrew Baxter (who’s been chief for a little more than a year) decided to institute a new hiring process. The in-depth application, which included a personal history questionnaire, was meant to find candidates who were not only qualified to be […]

Maya. Photo: Justin Ide

Order up: Charlottesville preps for Restaurant Week

Our small city has hundreds of places to eat, and when Charlottesville Restaurant Week kicks off next Monday, thousands of people will descend on its eateries both to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Charlottesville and to soak in a culinary culture that’s exploded over the past decade. With just shy of […]