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The New Kitchen Garden

The New Kitchen Garden

The kitchen garden is making a comeback. There are farmers’ markets in every Virginia town, farm subscription plans (also called CSA), produce delivery services like Relay Foods, and community gardens like the ones at Friendship Court and West Street in Charlottesville. The local food movement is lively. What could be more local than your own […]

Turrets, Dormers & Cupolas

Turrets, Dormers & Cupolas

In his novel The Longest Journey, E. M. Forster makes a rare literary nod to architectural ornament. A naked boy climbs on the roof of a country house and shouts to those in the garden below: “Am I an acroterium?” The answer: “Yes, but they are unfashionable. Go in at once.” An acroterium (from Greek […]

Adding a Fireplace

Adding a Fireplace

Let’s say you like everything about your house—location, size, sunlight, yard, floor plan, and so on. Maybe you’ve lived there for years, or maybe you’re about to buy it. But it has no fireplace. Can you add one? How difficult is it, how much does it cost, and how much resale value does it add? […]

West Main Street

West Main Street

On a map of Charlottesville, West Main Street lies smack in the middle of the city. For almost two centuries, this central location has attracted commerce, and it flourished in two waves. A third wave is currently rising in hotels and dining, or what is called the hospitality industry. A local business association has even […]

A profile of Barbara Taylor Moore

A profile of Barbara Taylor Moore

Barbara Taylor Moore, an organist, piano teacher, and volunteer firefighter, was born in Charlottesville to a family that goes back several generations in the area. If that makes her a rare bird, it also gives her a trove of ancestors and anecdotes