Virginia Festival of the Book

Every few years, it seems, someone comes out with a study finding that Americans are reading less. But not in Charlottesville. In Charlottesville the driver looking down in the next lane over may be texting, or he may be rereading War and Peace. We love our books in Central Virginia, and we love our book […]

Stage It To Sell It!

Stage It To Sell It!

If you watch HGTV’s “Get It Sold,” you know that home staging doesn’t break the bank to make a huge difference in how your home is perceived—it revitalizes your space from dated to fresh, from gauche to graceful. For homes on the market that aren’t making the ‘presentation’ grade, this article provides the staging tools […]

The Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater

It’s the grandest room in town; a neo-classical beauty with brass chandeliers, plaster molding, and lush silk tapestries. It was the Saturday night dress-up destination for decades of Charlottesville families eager to catch the latest Technicolor Hollywood hit. First opened on East Main Street in Charlottesville in 1931, long before the street was turned into […]