Alzheimer's Association supporters raise flowers in the promise garden at this annual fundraiser walk. Photo courtesy of Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Virginia.

LIVING To Do: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Join friends, neighbors, and over 600 communities nationwide in a display of strength and dedication to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Whether you’ve lost a loved one or just support the cause, grab a t-shirt and strap on your sneakers for a two-mile trek through downtown Charlottesville. Saturday 10/18. Free, 8am. Lee […]

Capital Teas’ offerings range from the highly caffeinated black to the lighter greens and whites, plus seasonal flavored teas. Photo: Lauren Stonestreet.

A new leaf: Regional chain puts global teas on the map

The way people think about tea is changing. At least, that’s what the owners of Capital Teas are banking on. Capital Teas, a Maryland-based regional chain with shops in the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia areas, arrived in Charlottesville this summer. The Shops at Stonefield location opened its doors in August, and owner Manelle Martino […]

Chips ahoy: The right way to mulch your beds this fall

Chips ahoy: The right way to mulch your beds this fall

You probably already know why it’s a good idea to spread mulch on your beds: In addition to keeping them tidy and helping to minimize weeds, a quality mulch also protects and feeds your soil. But notice I said “quality.” The uniform orange or deep-brown mulches often seen decorating the grounds of gas stations and […]