Laura Ingles

Laura Ingles
Laura Ingles grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, but came to Virginia at age 18 and never left. After graduating from Virginia Tech she dedicated a year and most of her sanity to a private wilderness boarding school for at-risk teenage girls, and Charlottesville became home in January 2012. Laura spent two years reporting the news for C-VILLE Weekly before taking on the role of Living Section Editor.

Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds. Staff photo

Creigh Deeds leads mental health discussion at public forum

It’s been six months since Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was attacked by his mentally ill son Austin C. “Gus” Deeds, who fatally shot himself after stabbing his father in the head and upper torso near a barn on the family’s Bath County property. Now, the senator is actively seeking legislative and community involvement in […]

Parallel 38 owner justin Ross was invited to prepare dinner at The Beard House in New York City. Photo: Martyn Kyle

Overheard on the restaurant scene: This week’s food and drink news

  Parallel 38 is going to the Beard House It’s been less than six months since Justin Ross opened Parallel 38, the Mediterranean-inspired Stonefield spot specializing in small plates and wine, and it’s already getting national attention. Last week, Ross and chef Alfredo Malinis, Jr. were invited to prepare dinner at The Beard House in […]

Friends remember former C&O owner Dave Simpson, who died Tuesday, for his culinary talent, kindness, and humor. Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Dave Simpson’s memorial scheduled for Sunday

Former C&O owner and legend Dave Simpson died Tuesday, April 29 after being hospitalized following a heart attack. Friends say Simpson was known for his overwhelming kindness and hospitality, and his family has arranged a memorial service that will allow the entire community to come together to celebrate his life. The memorial will begin at […]

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Healthy living: This week’s health/fitness news and events

Been eyeing those rowing machines at the gym, but don’t know how to get started? Check out Crossfit Charlottesville’s beginner/intermediate erg clinic on Saturday, May 3. The class, which will include core work and a mobility segment to protect the body from injury, is free for Crossfit Charlottesville members and $20 for non-members. E-mail for more […]

Fifth graders at Tandem Friends School learn basic poses in preparation for next year, when they’ll have regular yoga practices incorporated into PE classes.  Staff photo

UVA student introduces yoga to local PE classes

At 9am on Monday, when most of us were grumbling about returning to the office, a small group of fifth graders was spreading yoga mats out on a gym floor, taking deep breaths, and preparing for a short yoga session. UVA third year, athlete, and practicing yogi Bennett Reck led the kids through a 15-minute […]

Friends remember former C&O owner Dave Simpson, who died Tuesday, for his culinary talent, kindness, and humor. Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Friends remember former C&O owner Dave Simpson

“I’m no Dave Simpson, and I can’t live up to his spirit,” said C&O Restaurant owner Dean Maupin. “But I certainly reveled in his spirit.” Simpson, the longtime C&O chef and owner who sold the restaurant to Maupin last year, died Tuesday morning after being hospitalized for a heart attack, according to his brother Mike […]

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Vacation doesn’t have to throw a kink in your workout routine

There’s not much more disheartening than returning home from vacation, especially when you realize after that cruise or European excursion the clothes you worked so hard to fit into before the trip are a little more snug than you’d like. As someone whose family trips have always revolved around grub—all-day beach snacking, bottomless crab legs, […]

Littlejohn's New York Deli has opened a second location at The Shops at Stonefield. Staff photo.

Overheard on the restaurant scene: This week’s foodie news

Free money! April 7-14, restaurants of the Charlottesville Restaurant Group are offering $50 gift certificates for just $25 each, with all proceeds going to the care of Wes Chang, Ten chef Pei Chang’s infant son who is undergoing treatment for stage IV neuroblastoma. Purchase yours at MAS, Mono Loco, Blue Light Grill, TEN Sushi, and Three Notch’d Grill.  Or, contribute […]

Charlottesville’s fifth annual walk for national eating disorder awareness will be held at UVA on Saturday, March 22. Photo courtesy NEDA.

UVA hosts walk to raise eating disorder awareness

The rate of eating disorders among college students has risen to nearly 20 percent of women, and up to 10 percent of men. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reports that full-blown eating disorders usually develop between the ages of 18 and 21, and 35 percent of “normal” eaters progress to pathological dieting. To raise […]

The Juice Laundry owner Mike Keenan presses fresh, organic pineapple for the next batch of juices. Photo: Elli Williams

Overheard on the restaurant scene: This week’s foodie news

A local beer from 2013 is back on the market, but grab it while it’s cold, because it’s only available for a limited time. Starr Hill Brewery master brewer Mark Thompson teamed up with Floyd-based Red Rooster Coffee Roaster owner Haden Polseno-Hensley last year to create the Little Red RooStarr Coffee Cream Stout, which was […]

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Overheard on the restaurant scene: This week’s foodie news

For one day next week, tavola will abandon its rustic Italian cuisine. The Belmont restaurant is taking a leap across the continent to land squarely on the Emerald Isle and turn into a pop-up Irish pub in honor of St. Patrick’s day. On Monday, March 17, Pub Tavola’s menu will offer traditional Irish fare beginning at noon, and […]