The back porch is part of American folk culture, and the wooden deck was popular in the late 1900s, but neither has the style and durability of a terrace. A transition between house and garden, a terrace allows French doors to open from the living spaces, promotes fresh air and sunlight, and provides an ideal place to entertain. Best of all, a terrace connects directly to the garden, through borders of flowers and shade trees. Designed by a landscape architect or by a supplier like Scott Price at Snow’s Garden Center, or Tim Reese of Bella Terra Landscapes, a terrace may be inseparable from the planting that envelops it.
On Fridays we and The Charlottesville 29 feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities. This week’s picks come from Alex George, of Commonwealth Restaurant and SkyBar, who has resurrected his much-missed restaurant Just Curry, which recently opened in a new space across the
Storytellers, musicians and world culture enthusiasts weave myths and epic folklore using African drums, Australian didgeridoos, and Native American wind flutes to create The Dreamtime Project.
A week after his arrest hit local media, Albemarle County Supervisor Chris Dumler said he intends to plead not guilty to the forcible sodomy charge against him and remain active on the Board of Supervisors. Dumler’s press statement, released Thursday morning by Payne, Ross and Associates,
Mike London was encouraged. Gary Patterson wasn’t. But it was Patterson’s TCU team that thumped Virginia, 27-7, Saturday in Fort Worth. “We found a way to get to 3-0,” Patterson said. “It was not pretty.” Unbeaten and ranked No. 15 nationally, TCU ran its winning streak to 11 games, the longest
Environmental activists are taking aim at Dominion Power, the electric provider that services nearly every Charlottesville resident, for what they say is a misleading program that offers customers clean energy options, but doesn’t tell the whole truth about its power sources. The Chesapeake
If it weren’t for the Charlottesville Police Foundation, Charlottesville police officers Cory Culbreath and Robbie Oberholzer wouldn’t be living in the city they serve. Relatively low salaries and today’s harsh lending environment are making home ownership increasingly difficult for police
Governor Bob McDonnell announced six new appointments to the UVA Board of Visitors and ended the suspense surrounding the fate of Rector Helen Dragas, who will remain on the Board for another term.
Passive solar design of houses attempts to capture sunlight in winter and reject it in summer. The idea is to use solar energy to reduce heating and lighting costs, and to use natural ventilation for cooling. “In Virginia, the climate imposes roughly equal loads for both heating
CACF Distributes Grants to Local Nonprofits The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announced $366,400 in grants to 61 local nonprofits through the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF. This Fund supports charitable programs in the Charlottesville area with particular focus
Most kids in our Central Virginia publishing area have been out of school for a while now and their summertime cry “I’m bored!” is second only to “Are we there yet?” Happily, our region abounds with kid-oriented events, activities and outings to
Nest Realty Honored for Marketing Excellence CAAR member Nest Realty Group has been recognized with the 2012 Central Virginia American Marketing Association EMMA Awards for marketing excellence. Nest’s “Live Where You Love” campaign was honored in the categories of digital
Every year, thousands of residents throughout Central Virginia patiently await the start of the growing season as they pursue fresh and delicious “Virginia Grown” products at Farmers Markets throughout the area. But Farmers Markets are more than finding fresh produce. They also
In these uncertain economic times, it is especially wise for individuals to have their finances under control. For most, to live within one’s means is to spend less than one takes in. Seems simple enough. Most people know how much money they bring in but not as many know where it is goes.
Back in 2004, members of the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® decided to take action about a growing problem we face in our area. At that time they recognized that many of the essential members of our workforce were unable to purchase a home in the community in which they
On June 9 and 10th, you can once again experience the sounds and sites of The Battle of Trevilian Station, the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War. Taking place in western Louisa County, the reenactment of this most historic event serves as the catalyst to bring throngs of people
Support Seniors Safe at Home! Seniors Safe at Home helps senior citizens make critical repairs to their homes. The Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors, Blue Ridge Home Builders Association and AHIP are joining forces to help local senior citizens stay safe, warm and dry. Together, they
Andrew Owen, the co-founder and director of the festival that has made Charlottesville an important stop for serious photographers and photo lovers each June, has fond memories of the slide show parties wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols used to hold in his Albemarle
Sasha Farmer Honored in REALTOR® Magazine’s 2012 Class of 30 Under 30 CAAR, the voice of real estate in the Central Virginia region, today announced that REALTOR® member of Montague Miller & Company Sasha Farmer, CRS, GRI, ABR, SRS, e-Pro, has been recognized in the 2012 Class
People give back to their community by donating money and time to help organizations that have helped them or their families or to support causes they believe in. Many people also contribute to organizations or participate in fundraising events because it gives them an opportunity to network
For some homeowners, having a flock of geese on a backyard pond, deer roaming the front yard, or squirrels scampering across tree limbs, is a welcome sight. For others, slipping on goose droppings, having gardens stripped bare, or rodents taking up residence in their attic, it is a