Outdoors & Recreation

A drone used in Darren Goodbar’s introduction to drone technology course took this photo of Piedmont Virginia Community College while class members controlled it from the parking lot. Photo courtesy of Darren Goodbar

Cheers and fears: Locals weigh in on drones

In March 2013, Charlottesville was the first city in the United States to pass an anti-drone resolution, which declared Charlottesville a No Drone Zone. This moratorium ended July 1 and—you guessed it—the drones are here. Darren Goodbar, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, pilot in the Air National Guard, served overseas in Afghanistan as an […]

There are plenty of youngsters on the USA Cycling Team, which competes for the world championship at the end of the month.

Charlottesville celebrates the nation’s best cyclists

On a rainy day in June, city officials, biking representatives and enthusiasts huddled under the dry nTelos Wireless Pavilion while USA Cycling spokesperson Jim Miller announced that Charlottesville would host the U.S. team’s training camp before the Richmond UCI Road World Championships September 20-27. Kurt Burkhart, the executive director of the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & […]

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Chill Out: 24 ways to beat the heat this summer

In the air The ground’s the limit It doesn’t matter how hot it is on the ground, when you’re up in a plane going close to 100mph at several thousand feet, you’ll cool right down. Then, when you leap from that plane and plummet toward the earth at (more or less) 9.81 m/s, the chill […]