Dreaming Big At IX Art Park

Dreaming Big At IX Art Park

by Ken Wilson –  The Wizard of IX can help your dreams come true. Independent filmmaker Brian Wimer was first the “instigator” of the IX Art Park, nestled between Monticello and Elliot Avenues in Charlottesville, then he was its “executive director,” and now he’s officially its “Wizard.” And why not? As Wimer notes with the […]

Independence Day 2018: Honoring History Where it Happened

Independence Day 2018: Honoring History Where it Happened

By Ken Wilson – An Albemarle County landowner named Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. James Monroe, had a place just up the road and James Madison, mentored by Jefferson and hailed as “the father of the Constitution” settled in nearby Orange County. These men made history—our American history—and their […]

Home Buyers Love Walkable Neighborhoods

Home Buyers Love Walkable Neighborhoods

By Marilyn Pribus –  These days, people shopping for a new abode often have “walkability” close to the top of their list of wants. Especially as gas prices are again on the rise, the thought of not having to get out the car keys to go places you want to go is appealing. Walkability basically […]