Virginia Film Festival 2017: Extraordinary Depth And Breadth

Virginia Film Festival 2017: Extraordinary Depth And Breadth

By Ken Wilson – Some go for the rising stars, highly anticipated new releases, and Academy Award contenders. Others relish the classics on the big screen, the probing documentaries, the 72-hour “highly-caffeinated” filmmaking competition, and the foreign films curated by the eagle-eyed team of Festival Director Jody Kielbasa and Programmer Wesley Harris. Digital or celluloid, […]

Meet Local Artisans on the 23rd Annual Studio Tour

Meet Local Artisans on the 23rd Annual Studio Tour

By Marilyn Pribus – One of the most appealing quality-of-life aspects of Central Virginia is its vibrant art scene. Artisans of all sorts populate studios in Charlottesville and there are numerous galleries and studios nestled away in other towns in our scenic Blue Ridge countryside. A wonderful way to explore this art trove is the […]

Vacation Year-Round at Lake Monticello

Vacation Year-Round at Lake Monticello

By Celeste M. Smucker– There’s a reason why Charlottesville is prominent on so many “Best Of” lists like 50 Best College Towns,  Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, Top 100 Best Places to Live and many more. Those of us who live here know it’s an all-round great place to call home.  So what to […]