News & Views 3.15.2012

Fluvanna SPCA 5K The Fluvanna SPCA will be holding its 2nd annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 14th at 7:30 a.m. at the Lake Monticello Golf Course in Palmyra.  Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers overall and per age group.  Cost is $15 for age 15 and under, $20 for […]

Turrets, Dormers & Cupolas

Turrets, Dormers & Cupolas

In his novel The Longest Journey, E. M. Forster makes a rare literary nod to architectural ornament. A naked boy climbs on the roof of a country house and shouts to those in the garden below: “Am I an acroterium?” The answer: “Yes, but they are unfashionable. Go in at once.” An acroterium (from Greek […]

Virginia Festival of the Book

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 […]