Real Estate News – Week of Feb. 27

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Real Estate News – Week of Feb. 27

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Real Estate Related News
Real Estate III Commercial Properties Inc Announces New Residential Division, CarderHoward, LLC.
Bill Howard, President and Owner of Real Estate III Commercial Properties Inc, announces the new Residential Division of CarderHoward, LLC. Glenda Howard and Carol Carder, both lifelong residents of Charlottesville, bring a wealth of information and expertise to the real estate market. With 30 years of combined residential experience, this team brings a fresh approach of innovating marketing and advertising to express their continued dedication to helping home buyers and sellers make one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

As devoted community leaders, they are passionate about their volunteer efforts and non-profit fundraising to help raise awareness and support in the community. One of the main fundraising events that these two ladies add their personal touch to is the Alzheimer’s Association 16th Annual Bill Howard Golf Tournament and Derby Party coming this May.

CarderHoward, LLC consists of Glenda Howard and Carol Carder, two top producing Charlottesville Residential Realtors, and a valued support team with 20 years combined real estate experience. Cynthia Peepas, Clients Services Assistant, and MJ Arquette of Impressions Creative, give behind the scenes support with advertising, marketing, web design and maintenance, social media, professional photography, client communications, paperwork, and vendor communication.

Community Happenings

Tutors Needed
Literacy Volunteers is seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, and they are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals, support their families, and contribute to their communities. Help students achieve their goals by calling 434-977-3838 to register for the New Tutor Training on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:30am-4:00pm. No teaching experience is necessary—only a desire to make a difference in someone else’s life. Learn more at www.literacyforall.org.

PCA Hosts Art Exhibit in partnership with New City Arts Initiative
Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) is proud to announce “Feast,” an exhibit of food-related artwork at WVTF Radio IQ Studio & Gallery for the month of March, in partnership with the New City Arts Forum.

“Feast” features artwork by local artists and organizations, including the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Josef Beery, Katie Pennock, Beyond the Flavor, City Schoolyard Gardens, Holly Maillet, Patrick Costello, Rich Bednar, and Nancy Bass.

“Feast” will be the featured exhibit of the New City Arts Forum, a biennial Forum on the intersection of “Art, Food, and Community” at The Haven in downtown Charlottesville on March 6-8, 2014. The New City Arts Forum will focus on topics like: Art, Food, and Public Practice; The CSA Model for Art and Agriculture; Art and Food Ethics; The Ephemeral Nature of Performance and Meals; Art, Food, and Hospitality; and more.
The Forum is a three-day affair — complete with a featured musical performance by Matthew E. White and John D’Earth and a special edition of Charlottesville SOUP catered by A Pimento at The Jefferson Theater. The Forum will include a First Fridays Art Walk in conjunction with community exhibit openings on Friday, March 7, 2014.

A First Fridays opening reception for “Feast” will take place during 5:00-7:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014 with refreshments provided by Feast! and Early Mountain Vineyards. The WVTF Radio IQ Studio & Gallery is located at 216 Water Street across from the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. To learn more, please visit www.charlottesvillearts.org or forum.newcityarts.org.

PCA Presents “Youth Art Month” With Albemarle County Public Schools
What: “Youth Art Month” Exhibit & First Fridays Opening Reception
When: First Fridays, 
March 7, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: CitySpace (100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 on the Downtown Mall

PCA is excited to celebrate “Youth Art Month” in partnership with the Albemarle County Public Schools. “Youth Art Month” is an annual observance every March to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. It provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are fostered through experience in the arts.

During “Youth Art Month,” the CitySpace Gallery will be filled with visual artwork created by Albemarle County Public Schools students in elementary, middle, and high school. All twenty-six Albemarle County Public School are represented in this exhibit.

A First Fridays opening reception will be held on Friday, March 7 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. There will be light refreshments served. Music will be provided by students of the Monticello High School Chamber Music class. This event is FREE and open to the public. There will also be an exhibit by local artist Warren Craighead on display inside the PCA office within CitySpace.

The exhibit will remain on display through Wednesday, March 26. The public is invited to stop by and vote for their favorite pieces from the art show for inclusion in the 14-15 Albemarle County Public Schools Division calendar! CitySpace is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CitySpace is located at 100 5th Street NE on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. To learn more, visit www.charlottesville
arts.org.

The Bridge Public Arts Initiative
The Bridge PAI is hosting artist Simon Draper and Habitat for Artists as a part of its new Public Artists residency program. Habitat for Artists is an artist-run group that explores the nature of creativity, the role of the artist in our communities and how to create dialog with a new audience. The catalysts for these explorations and dialogs are small 6’ x 6’, temporary, reusable studios made from recycled materials that HFA installs in a variety of locations within a community, from Main Street to farms to parks.

As a part of the residency, Habitats for Artists and The Bridge PAI are developing Habitat City. For this project, local artists, designers, architects, and students are partnering with local non-profits to develop their own habitat. Whether a performance space, an artist studio, a greenhouse for autistic adults, or a shed for a school garden, The Bridge is pairing creativity with community need to create new public spaces.
The Habitats will be built and displayed at The Bridge throughout March and then placed along West Main in April as a part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival and the West Main Streetscaping plans.

Correction
The February 6 story “Retirees in Central Virginia Experience the Good Life,” misstated that JABA provides “food, health care, cooling and heating assistance, insurance counseling, and transportation;” that “JABA nurses make home visits;” and thrift shop name. In reality, JABA offers health insurance counseling; does not offer transportation; JABA nurses only make home visits in certain instances; and the thift shop name is Twice is Nice Upscale Resale.

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