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Storm update: Thousands still powerless

Governor Bob McDonnell urged Virginians in today’s press release to continue taking care of one another in the aftermath of Friday’s storms as thousands of families still wait for their power to return. He also laid out different recovery efforts throughout the Commonwealth. “The intense heat combined with lack of power continues to be a […]

Small Bites: This week's restaurant news

From the hall to the mall If you’ve already heard that Dean Maupin left his executive chef post at Keswick Hall to take the helm at another restaurant, you probably want to know where that might be, since his extraordinary food’s reputation precedes him. Well, that would be the cozy and venerable C&O Restaurant. We’re looking […]

Green Scene: Steps to Sustainability

Green Scene: Steps to Sustainability

Teri Kent (far left) with members of the staff of Woodard Properties, where employees propelled themselves to a win in the Charlottesville Better Business Challenge by transitioning to a paperless office. Photo by John Robinson. Challenge reveals ways businesses can trim waste More than 100 Charlottesville businesses recently wrapped up the year-long Better Business Challenge, a […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for June 28-July 2

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for June 28-July 2

Friday 6/29  Single man  Pop-rock singer Eric Hutchinson’s Mraz-like smooth voice brought him early success and a lot of swooning fans. He self-released his first album, That Could’ve Gone Better, and hit it big via iTunes, making the single “Rock and Roll” a fan favorite. And then there are those lemmings who discovered him on […]

The Entrepreneurs: Business' top players

The Entrepreneurs: Business' top players

The Entrepreneurs Cities with universities have withstood the recession better than other communities because they rely on a global information economy that’s trending upward. Insulated by private foundation and Federal grant money, buoyed by venture capital, towns like ours are driving whatever growth is left in the national economy. Charlottesville’s startup scene might not rival […]

The Pols: Politics' top players

The Pols: Politics' top players

The Pols The political game always heats up in a presidential election year, but it’s fixin’ to boil over this time around. Virginia is being touted as an important battleground state in the Obama/Romney duel, but we’ve also got a crucial U.S. Senate race underway. The Commonwealth’s seats of political power may be in Richmond, […]

The Arts: Creativity’s top players

The Arts: Creativity’s top players

The Arts The Charlottesville arts community, with support from the Charlottesville and Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently took part in Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, the largest-ever national study of “the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences.” The study, which included participation from 112 arts organizations and thousands of […]

The U: UVA's top power players

The U: UVA's top power players

The U Charlottesville is a company town and UVA is the company. The relatively small size of the city, its longstanding relationship with the University, and the fact that UVA runs its biggest hospital, real estate business, and media team, in addition to accounting for 12,500 jobs and a budget footprint of $2.6 billion, means […]

Faculty Senate: “We will prevail”

UVA’s Faculty Senate is holding its ground in opposition to Sullivan’s removal. Yesterday, Cohen sent an e-mail to UVA faculty members urging them to sign up for task forces and join the fight for Sullivan’s reinstatement. Cohen rallied his co-workers to resist the BOV’s coup d’état, saying, “With your help, we will prevail.” On Thursday […]

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Jun 26-July 2

C-VILLE Arts Beat: Top Picks for Jun 26-July 2

Friday 6/22 Down to earth While ears are still ringing from the recent Mogwai show, Explosions In The Sky, the heir apparent to the throne of moody, instrumental songscaping, load in after a three-year hiatus. Formed in Texas in 1999, the quartet gained mainstream exposure when its dramatic compositions were used in Friday Night Lights. […]

Comprehensive coverage of Sullivan's controversial resignation and reinstatement

Comprehensive coverage of Sullivan's controversial resignation and reinstatement

  Students and reporters surround Teresa Sullivan after her reinstatement as supporters joined her in a rendition of the Good Old Song. Photo by Graelyn Brashear. Click through these links to read our full coverage of the events surrounding President Teresa Sullivan’s resignation.  BREAKING NEWS Full statement from Sullivan following her reappointment Video: Sullivan joins […]

Arts Extra: Farm tour goes beyond the gates

Arts Extra: Farm tour goes beyond the gates

Central Virginia’s got a lot of history, relatively speaking. As the oldest region in a fairly new country, its rural affluence has protected it, more or less, from the encroachment of modernization that’s changed so many historic areas into really lame amusement parks.   Explore local land(marks) June 16 on the Beyond the Gates historic […]

Green Scene: This week's environmental news

Green Scene: This week's environmental news

BULLETIN BOARD Eco reading: Virginia Cooperative Extension, a Virginia Tech-based organization that offers education in farm management, agriculture, and natural resources, recently announced that it has released several of its publications in e-book format. Free publications include “Boiling Water Bath Canning,” “Pruning Peach Trees,” and “Aerating Your Lawn,” and additional titles will be released each […]