REW House & Home: Passive Solar

Passive solar design of houses attempts to capture sunlight in winter and reject it in summer. The idea is to use solar energy to reduce heating and lighting costs, and to use natural ventilation for cooling.   “In Virginia, the climate imposes roughly equal loads for both heating and cooling,” says Charlottesville architect Andrew Thomas, […]

News & Views: 6.21.2012

CACF Distributes Grants to Local Nonprofits The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announced $366,400 in grants to 61 local nonprofits through the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF.  This Fund supports charitable programs in the Charlottesville area with particular focus on disadvantaged youth, needs of the disabled, protection of the environment, and the […]

Mom, I'm Bored!

Mom, I'm Bored!

  Most kids in our Central Virginia publishing area have been out of school for a while now and their summertime cry “I’m bored!” is second only to “Are we there yet?”    Happily, our region abounds with kid-oriented events, activities and outings to keep them happily occupied during the summer months. Options range from […]