Linden Vineyard’s founder Jim Law has been making Virginia wine since the 1980s and consulting with other growers for just as long. Photo courtesy of subject

Drink it up: A look at the impressive wines in NoVa

Here in Charlottesville, there’s great enthusiasm for our local wines. The Monticello AVA (American Viticultural Area) loyalty is so hyper-local, in fact, it’s easy to forget there are wineries in other parts of the state. This week, I put down my glass of Crosé to explore another Virginia wine region: Northern Virginia, nicknamed NoVa. If […]

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LIVING Picks: Week of July 26- August 1

FAMILY Little Naturalists Thursday, July 27 Introduce your 3- to 5-year-old to the magic of nature in this short trail walk that connects kids with the beauty of the Ivy Creek Natural Area. Free, 10-11am. Ivy Creek Foundation Education Building, 1380 Earlysville Rd. 973-7772.   NONPROFIT Alzheimer’s Awareness Night Wednesday, July 26 Local sports celebrities […]

Alamo Drafthouse at 5th Street Station offers seven theaters complete with rocking seats, recliners and your very own waiter. Photo by Ron Paris

Dinner and a movie: Full experience at Alamo Drafthouse

Imagine making a reservation for a seat at a movie theater, knowing that your meal could match the movie you’re watching—and it’s all delivered to you. That reality exists at Alamo Drafthouse at 5th Street Station, which opened July 20. The theater features seven screens, with rocking theater seats and recliners. Reservations and walk-ins are […]

Bodybuilder Severine Bertret sticks to a strict diet, exercise and pose-practicing regimen when training for a competition. She works out seven days a week; her “rest day” is cardio only. Photo courtesy of Martyn Kyle.

Bodybuilder Severine Bertret trains to compete

Charlottesville is dark and quiet when Severine Bertret starts her day at 4am. First on her schedule is fasting cardio, so she doesn’t eat before hopping on the treadmill or doing sprints around a track. She measures and weighs her food, eats, then lifts: high repetitions of heavy weights (with, say, a 15-pound dumbbell in […]

FlyDog Yoga studio, co-owned by Brad Whiteman, will start offering Warrior for Life classes next month. The classes are tailored to the needs of veterans, active-duty military personnel and first-responders. Photo by Natalie Jacobsen

Yoga reconnects veterans with their inner warriors

When veterans and first responders look for therapy and support to get them through their day-to-day lives, yoga is not typically the first thing that comes to mind. But a recovery program at FlyDog Yoga is shifting that perspective. Brad and Eliza Whiteman founded FlyDog Yoga in 2014, focusing on vinyasa power yoga as Eliza […]

Downtown Charlottesville’s City Market, located at the corner of Water and South streets, is packed with more than 100 vendors every Saturday from 7am to noon. Photo by

In the market: Fresh options abound from area vendors

From shumei-raised produce at Stonefield, to Piedmont Master Gardeners’ advice in Crozet, this round-up of farmers market finds includes insider tips for everyone. Green Market at Stonefield 2100 Hydraulic Rd. 531-9646 With about a dozen local vendors per week, the Green Market at Stonefield has high-end, healthy produce, meats, bath products and more to suit […]