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Mom, I'm Bored!

Mom, I'm Bored!

  Most kids in our Central Virginia publishing area have been out of school for a while now and their summertime cry “I’m bored!” is second only to “Are we there yet?”    Happily, our region abounds with kid-oriented events, activities and outings to keep them happily occupied during the summer months. Options range from […]

Central Virginia is Horse Country

Central Virginia is Horse Country

With the semi-annual Foxfield Races scheduled for Saturday, April 28th, what better time to focus on the tradition of Central Virginia steeplechase races along with the steady demand for equestrian property in our scenic multi-county area? “I love watching the beautiful horses at Foxfield,” declares Pam Dent of Montague, Miller and Company Realtors. Foxfield fan […]

Antiques In Charlottesville

Antiques In Charlottesville

Antiques In Charlottesville is returning to town from March 23rd to 25th at the Main Street Arena. Mounted by the respected show management team of Melrose and Johns, the event will directly benefit our community with three days of shopping and more than forty antique exhibitors. Jay N. Melrose, the senior partner at Melrose and […]

Why Seniors Love Central Virginia

Why Seniors Love Central Virginia

Central Virginia is considered a great place to retire—and with good reason. In fact, Money Magazine, working with Sperling’s BestPlaces.net, shows Charlottesville as Number Two on their national top-ten list of Places to Retire Young. Criteria include a thriving economy, reasonable cost of living and housing coupled with positive population and job growth. They also […]

Life in a College Town

Life in a College Town

When retiree Sharon Baiocco and just-getting-started Amber Ward moved to Charlottesville, the University of Virginia was a factor in both their choices. Baiocco, a former dean at a university in another state, and her sports-loving high-school-teacher husband, John, knew they wanted to be on the East Coast near their children in Richmond and New Jersey. […]

Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose

Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Re-Purpose

About twenty years ago, Judy Johnson—former manager of Charlottesville’s City Market—bought a home in Charlottesville’s Woolen Mills neighborhood. Built in 1900, the home was on a generous lot.  Johnson, now owner of Renaissance Woman Flowers & Gardens, is a professional florist and garden designer and one of the attractions was the land itself. It was […]

Murals Bring New Moods To The Home

Murals Bring New Moods To The Home

Human beings have always been artists. Cave inhabitants dabbed the first murals on their walls many centuries ago. Many, many centuries. In fact, the carbon dating of cave drawings found in France puts the time back at least 30,000 years! When ancient civilizations began building walls, it wasn’t long before people began decorating them, too. […]

18th Annual Martha’s Market Will Benefit Women’s Health

18th Annual Martha’s Market Will Benefit Women’s Health

Charlottesville’s annual Martha’s Market is a very special opportunity to have some wonderful shopping fun while supporting The Women’s Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital (MJH) in one of the community’s most successful fundraisers. The Committee has been busy preparing for the Market for the past year. “I compare my excitement to planning a wedding,” declares Terri […]