Bypass a bum deal “All the other communities along US 29 have bypasses [‘Albemarle road race,’ August 2]!” “All the other kids have needles sticking out of their arms!” Lemmings jump off a cliff too. Just because other entities are doing something stupid does not mean you should. VDOT should have bought up the rights […]
Root the market Should the City Market stay put and expand? Indeed it should! We are dismayed to read that the City wants to sell the site of the present City Market for development [“An unmoveable feast,” July 12]. The City Market is a unique establishment which benefits farmers in the surrounding areas as […]
03/07/2014 5:00 pm First Fridays: Landscape as Character Central Library, Charlottesville VA
In Kluge’s defense J. Tobias Beard reports on Patricia Kluge’s failed wine business in the story “Patricia Kluge: Her fruitless bid for wine royalty” [May 24]. As one proceeds to read the story, however, one realizes that it is not about Patricia Kluge’s failed business venture at all; it is all about the contempt the […]
I am visiting for a few days in Charlottesville and by chance picked up the latest issue of C-VILLE.
Land preserver I appreciated your article on the ACE program and am writing to say I strongly support ACE and its efforts to preserve rural land. Rural land is a prime asset to Albemarle and while the initial benfits of preserving it may be less clear than those of some other programs in the near […]
In response to your March 8, 2011 article “Cry for Help,” we would like to correct the statement that the community’s Safe Sleep program provides mothers with car seats to hold infants while they rest. The Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department offers two separate programs—the Child Safety Seat program and the Charlottesville Area Safe Sleep program. The […]
Open your park to me We should build the Meadowcreek Parkway [“Parkway Update: If the suit fits…,” Government News, March 1]. because it will give us access by foot to the park on two sides, whereas now there is none. The acreage taken for the road will be replaced by VDOT. We can redesign the […]
Cuccinelli is sending a message that state colleges should think twice before fostering an environment hostile to academic and intellectual freedom.
Assault on some gun facts It is amazing how many ways that Dan Catalano can be misleading or wrong in “Gun Crazy” (Odd Dominion, January 25). Just to even things up a bit I’d like to slip in a few facts and a couple observations. Fact #1: California is also in the Top 10 states […]
Big box, big impact Erika Howsare: I appreciated your “mea culpa” in the “Green Living” column of December 28, about the US29 North corridor. The US29 North Corridor is in fact our region’s main commercial boulevard, all pluses and minuses aside. Shopping local is indeed a great idea as many of our local area businesses […]
I was very disappointed by the December 21 Green Living column, “When to discourage housecats’ hunting?” It’s totally inappropriate in a green column to support the unnecessary killing of wildlife to allow for the “emotional fulfillment of the pets.” Our wildlife is struggling enough to survive due to loss of habitat. Adding cats into the […]
Creature discomfort I like dogs and most other animals, but I don’t like cats. Nevertheless, my neighbors make sure that I don’t lack for cat company. I live in the city, and about 10 cats constantly patrol my neighborhood on the hunt for anything they can kill, not because they are hungry, but simply because […]
More money for nuthin’ A recent article suggested that UVA’s attendance should have rebounded within the first few months under a new coach and that fans are aloof for not showing up in larger numbers after the team has shown some level of respectability [“London rallies Hoos for diminished crowds,” UVA News, November 9]. In […]
Goal: no coal So at the cutting edge charging stations of the future, the driver will be able to re-charge their electric car in about a half-hour, that is, if no one were ahead of them in line [“Charge it,” November 16]. But, if it takes about a half hour to refuel, wouldn’t that mean […]
Money doesn’t grow on trees Regarding your article on Biscuit Run State Park [“Taxpayer State Park,” October 26], I read it once, skimmed it again and the only thing it seemed to be concerned with is MONEY. Almost every paragraph had dollars and math and all in a negative way. Let’s talk about what a glorious […]
As a 47 plus year veteran of the Alcoholic Beverage Industry, I strongly believe the best direction for the State of Virginia and the consumer is privatization [“Absolute profit?” August 24]. However, the plan put forth by the Governor is a poor one. The alcoholic beverage industry works best in an open competitive market. For […]
Trash talk Tom “two-faced” Frederick says in “The Waste Land” [Sept. 14], “we never have and never will compete with private companies.” I guess he’s forgotten his long legal battle, paid by taxpayers, to put private companies out of business. I don’t know if McIntire and Ivy should be closed, but I sure know […]
Call for impartial VQR investigation We are writing in response to the recent tragic events at the Virginia Quarterly Review [“Following colleague’s suicide, is Ted Genoways out of VQR?” UVA News, August 10]. The suicide of Mr. Kevin Morrissey, the managing editor of the magazine, has been painful and heartrending for all who knew him. […]
A bird in the hand… Am I willing to kill my dinner with my own hands [“Meet the new neighbor,” Green Living, August 10]? I absolutely am and definitely have. I’ve also killed quite a few other people’s dinners for them as well. My boyfriend Joel and I own/operate Free Union Grass Farm in Free […]
Readers respond to a previous cover story and a Green Living column by Green Scene blogger Erika Howsare.
Weed wackiness Erika Howsare: Good article, “A quest for less lawn” [Green Living, June 29]. You rightly point out that if you stop mowing, trees start growing. It would be the same if you tried starting a meadow. It could only be done with lots of hand weeding or spraying of trees, poison ivy, prickly […]