Sarah Cramer Shields, left, and Andrea Hubbell. Photo courtesy Our Local Commons

Five Finds on Friday: Our Local Commons

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities. Today’s picks come from Sarah Cramer Shields and Andrea Hubbell, founders of the Charlottesville food website Our Local Commons, and creators of the books of the same name. Volume 2 of Our Local Commons has just been published, and tomorrow, October 11, there is a celebration at JM Stock Provisions called Meet […]

The Monticello-Saunders Trail is a classic local spot for all hikers, four-legged and otherwise. 

Take a hike: Getting your dog ready for the trail

From the Monticello-Saunders Trail winding gently up Carter Mountain to the cool streams and swimming holes of Sugar Hollow, Charlottesville is spoiled for choice when it comes to great hiking. And every one of those trails has one thing in common: They’re all improved by having a dog at your side. Sometimes a minor tune-up […]