Caite Hamilton

Caite has been at C-VILLE since 2007, when she started as a part-time proofreader. Over the last 11 years, she's held the positions of Online Editor and Special Sections Editor. Currently the Special Publications Editor of C-VILLE, Caite oversees content in special issues and special publications (ABODE, Knife & Fork, C-VILLE Weddings, Unbound, C-BIZ, and Best of C-VILLE).

Making marry: To Italy, with love

Making marry: To Italy, with love

Shortly after Tracey Love and Bridge Cox met almost five years ago, Tracey was offered a harvest internship at Brooks Winery in Oregon. Bridge took a chance and moved there with her. Then, when it came time to make their next move, the couple settled on Charlottesville. They bought an old farm house in Greenwood […]

Photo: Elli Williams

Kid’s best friend: Flocks of love

Having worked toward becoming a veterinarian since she was 3, when she started pulling lambs, 10-year-old Sadie Wentz already has a head start on some of her less-industrious peers. She’s the proud owner of 13 Suffolk-Hampshire Cross sheep, a 900-pound steer, and two dogs, and is responsible for everything from delivering baby lambs to treating […]

Chalk it up: Studio Eleven stocks Annie Sloan

Chalk it up: Studio Eleven stocks Annie Sloan

Type “Annie Sloan Chalk Paint” into Pinterest and you’re faced with pages of shabby chic eye candy. Of course, the low-VOC, odorless paint from England isn’t just for dressed-down DIY projects, and thanks to new décor store Studio Eleven, you can see for yourself. The Downtown Mall store is an exclusive chalk paint stockist (the […]

Photo: Ian Nichols

Erika Proctor: To the animal rescue

In the 13 years since she’s been an animal behavior specialist, Erika Proctor has fostered 387 animals—and she’s only kept three for herself. The founder of nonprofit organization Green Dogs Unleashed, Proctor realized how little is known about therapy dogs, so in 2007 she began establishing the Troy-based business to rescue special needs animals, rehabilitate […]

Photo: Ian Nichols

Stephen Pollock: The guitar guy

The Beatles’ appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” is to blame for Stephen Pollock’s love of music. “I was nearly 14 and had no idea what I wanted to do with myself until February 9, 1964,” Pollock said. “That was the evening of the first Beatles “Ed Sullivan” appearance. I, like a million other boys […]

Before and after: This rusty fan got a new lease on life after Winston Yancey rescued it from a building and refurbished it. Photo: Courtesy Winston Yancey

Mr. Fix It: Spotlight on Winston Yancey

An old, rusty fan sat in a building for 30 years before, thanks to Winston Yancey Jr., it got a second chance. The fan, which once belonged to Yancey’s grandfather, had withstood winter’s cold and summer’s heat before Yancey rescued it and brought it back to life with 10 hours of elbow grease, no tools, […]

Renaissance man: Blacksmith Corry Blanc creates everything from gate hardware to kitchen utensils to custom furniture. Photo: Christian Hommel

Iron man: Spotlight on blacksmith Corry Blanc

Corry Blanc can’t remember the first thing he ever made. “Making ‘things’ is all I’ve ever known,” he said. A native of Georgia (he grew up in the Appalachian foothills in the northern part of the state), the blacksmith began welding after high school when he took a job at his uncle’s welding and fabrication […]