Sustainability, energy conservation, wise use of natural resources, recycling, save the earth—these are all related ideas, and timely, given rapid development in much of the world and the fact of global warming. “Green design” is the latest form of the idea, especially as it relates to manufactured products and buildings. Buildings, including houses, use more […]
You’ve seen them popping up everywhere—those perfectly square little black & white blobs that look like a mini labyrinth or the background of a Pac Man game. Some people have mistaken them for a new type of bar code and others just scratch their heads, wondering what in the world are they? “They” are […]
In the 90s during the Internet boom, it seemed like the whole world was on track to go digital and online. Americans were beginning to see the usefulness of the Internet and began to send mail, shop, and receive news and other types of media all digitally. The Internet was changing our way of life […]
The year is 1860 and you’re a passenger on the Virginia Central Railway, making its usual stopover in Gordonsville, where you will “exchange” your ticket for the next part of your journey. When you get off the train you see a brand new hotel with wide verandas and stately columns. Aptly named, “The Exchange Hotel” […]
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What’s more, the front porch is an American tradition, part of our way of life, with a long history and deep cultural meaning—so deep that we are not always conscious of it. If you intend to build a new house or alter an existing one, consider adding a porch. From a practical point of view, […]
Charlottesville’s annual Martha’s Market is a very special opportunity to have some wonderful shopping fun while supporting The Women’s Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital (MJH) in one of the community’s most successful fundraisers. The Committee has been busy preparing for the Market for the past year. “I compare my excitement to planning a wedding,” declares Terri […]
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offering area residents a second opportunity to view the best in new construction from local builders. When you study Parade maps you will find featured homes available across a large geographic area that includes Greene, Fluvanna and Louisa Counties as well as Charlottesville city and Albemarle County from Keswick to Crozet. This year’s Parade also […]
And until the 1950s, the typical American household lifestyle, without Jefferson’s sophistication, was what we could call green. Recycling, reusing and restoring items were standard procedure—nothing fancy or ‘alternative’ about it. In the last half-century we’ve become a throwaway culture, but due to global recognition of climate change, many ‘eco’ and ‘green’ ideas and products […]
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There are many Americans who work from home and the tax code allows for the deductions of some of the home office expenses. The IRS has guidelines to determine what qualifies as a home office and the type and extent of expenses that can be deducted. The IRS has recognized that many tax filers are […]
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Glenmore is an elegant, planned and gated community off Route 250 in Keswick east of Charlottesville. When its founder, Frank Kessler, designed the community, his mission was to “provide the finest family Country Club Community of its size and time in the United States,” relayed Jeff Gaffney, Chairman and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens […]
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