Outdoors & Recreation

Albemarle County’s Outdoor Recreation Supervisor and Virginia native Dan Mahon oversaw construction of the new bridge in the Woolen Mills area of the Rivanna Greenway, and is working tirelessly to build and preserve the county’s trail system.  Photo by John Robinson.

Albemarle upgrades county trails and recreation space

Dan Mahon has one of the coolest jobs in Virginia. While other Albemarle County staff are stuck behind desks, this ponytailed child at heart spends most of his days running around Albemarle’s parks and trails, which serve as both his office and his backyard. As Albemarle’s Outdoor Recreation Supervisor, Mahon’s duty is to develop and […]

Kate Hallahan Zuckerman, executive director of Common Ground Healing Arts, leads a meditation session in 2009. Common Ground, one of nine nonprofits that will operate from the Jefferson School City Center when it opens next year, will hold a sit-a-thon fundraiser at the Haven’s sanctuary from 2-4pm, Saturday, July 14. Photo by Ashley Twiggs.

Common Ground kickstarts fundraising campaign with sit-a-thon

When the Jefferson School City Center opens its doors in January, nine nonprofit tenants with overlapping missions in health and education will share the responsibility of making good on the City’s $5.8 million equity investment in the project. Most of them—like the Jefferson Area Board on Aging (JABA) and Piedmont Virginia Community College—have long track records in […]