Virginia’s 2013 legislative session kicks off in just over a month, and a flurry of bill introductions—and promises of introductions—has started the wheels of political coverage turning in the Commonwealth. Here’s a roundup of some of the most talked-about items set to be addressed in Richmond: Drug screenings as welfare prerequisite: Del. Dickie Bell, R-Staunton, […]
Each week, C-VILLE’s Green Scene page takes a look at local environmental news. The section’s bulletin board has information on local green events and keeps you up to date on statewide happenings. Got an event or a tip you’d like to see here and in the paper? Write us at email@example.com. Holly jolly trails: Join the Sierra […]
One stop shopping (and drinking) Kill two birds with one stone at Early Mountain Vineyards on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 for the third annual Holiday Open House from 11am-5pm. Shop from local artisans selling crafts and specialty food items while enjoying a glass of Virginia wine. Gift baskets stuffed with local fare […]
As a younger bartender, I became captivated by the history, myths, and mystique of the finer and quirkier sides of mixology. I clearly remember one of my mentors telling me that I should know everything that I can about everything behind my bar. (Little did I know that that Jack in a Box contained oddities […]
Police say the former Boy Scout leader they arrested yesterday for allegedly sodomizing a boy in his troop several years ago could be at the center of more charges. The Albemarle County Police Department arrested David Brian Watkins, 49, of Keswick, for forcible sodomy Wednesday, saying the victim, now an adult but 13 at the […]
Clifton Inn makes a Beer Run Tucker Yoder of the Clifton Inn teams up with Beer Run on a collaborative “Winter Beer Dinner” on Monday, December 3. Five inventive courses will be paired with unique beers inspired by winter from Bells, La Chouffe, Victory, 21st Amendment, and Liefmans breweries. Festivities and canapés begin at 6pm, […]
In short, covering the Grateful Dead’s music is not to be taken lightly. For many, these tunes are a religion. And the concert hall is the church. Although they may each tell it a bit differently, real devotees will all attest: there is a tangible magic that occurs at such gatherings.
New brews It takes a champion to run the sales and marketing for family-owned winery Afton Mountain Vineyards, build-out an empty building in Belmont, brew hand-crafted beer, and raise a family. Somehow, Hunter Smith has managed to accomplish all of these feats, and the doors of Champion Brewing Company should open later this month. The […]
On September 23, a UVA student was forced into a bathroom at an off-campus party and raped. Five days later, a second student was shoved against a wall near Monroe Hall and sexually assaulted. Last week came details of a violent attempted abduction and rape on Stadium Road. Each incident drew attention: brief reports in […]
Ashley Florence’s show almost acts a patchwork quilt: the separate photographs stand as works in their own right, but lend to each other when viewed in succession. They form a sort of portrait of the artist as seen through her own lens, in addition to actual self-portraits that are part of the show.
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings, too. The Albemarle County Architectural Review Board meets from 1 to 3pm Monday at the County Office Building. […]
Afton Mountain Our tasting room is open year-round. Here you can taste our wines with our friendly and knowledgeable tasting room staff, enjoy a glass or bottle of our wine on our patio with beautiful panoramic views, or relax at a picnic table in the grass or at the Pavilion surrounded by the beauty of […]
Under construction Nothing says “holiday season” like decorating a gingerbread house. Just as it did last year, Sweethaus is offering a gingerbread workshop at its new West Main location. Drop in on Saturday, November 17 at 10am or Saturday, November 24 at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm, and for $25, get a pre-assembled house, a […]
En route to the newest Art in Place installation, I watch a motorcyclist rip through a crosswalk. An angry truck driver breaks hard and then floors it. A pedestrian stops short and flips him the bird. As I approach Schenks Branch on McIntire Road, the mood changes. Alan Binstock carefully assembles his work, a glass […]
Working through the tides of life’s natural ups and downs can get the better of even the best of us. Some shut off, while other’s go off (see road rage, going postal, and anger management). Enter the ringmasters at Charlottesville Circus Arts, who have a funny way of looking at life’s lemons.
“Camel Flowers” is a private collection of rare tribal Anatolian and Persian animal adornments curated by local business owner, Saul Barodofsky. While highly decorative, these medallions, head dresses, knee pads and whips were devised to protect against evil, and bring fertility to the nomadic tribes who dressed their camels and horses with them. The antique tack […]
Barack Obama was reelected as President Tuesday night in a victory that saw him win nearly every key battleground state—including Virginia—and eke out 50 percent of the popular vote. According to the latest tallies from the State Board of Elections, which had 2,551 of 2,588 precincts reporting this morning, Obama won Virginia 51 to 48 percent […]
It’s arrived: Election Day 2012. All day, we’ll be keeping tabs on the polls here in Charlottesville, in Virginia, and beyond, so stick with us. 11:30pm: Four more years Despite too-close-to-call situations in Virginia and Florida, NBC, CNN, ABC, and Fox are all calling it: Obama wins. And we’re calling it a night! 11:20pm: The other […]
Having come home to his calling as a woodworker, Fred Levering is now selling his wares through a number of local shops: The Happy Cook, The Barn Swallow, The Artful Lodger, Curious Orange, and Vivian’s, among others. Hunt for him there or contact him directly: 202-8887 or firstname.lastname@example.org. What kinds of objects do you make? […]
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings, too. The Charlottesville City Council holds its first regular meeting of the month at 7pm today. On the […]
Each week, the C-VILLE news team joins reporters from Charlottesville Tomorrow at WTJU 91.1 FM’s on-Grounds radio station for Soundboard, an hour-long, straight-from-the-source news show that touches on the big stories of the week. Listen to this week’s show, during which we took a look at the childcare crunch in Charlottesville, the debated Human Rights […]
Keep the doctor away Celebrate “dem” apples with Vintage Virginia Apples/Albemarle Ciderworks on Saturday, November 3 from 10am-5pm at the 12th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. Take a hayride, taste the orchard’s diverse bounty of apples, and learn about our area’s history of apple growing and the old-fashioned methods of turning them into tasty treats like […]
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings, too. It’s the coast and Northeast U.S. that will bear the brunt of Sandy’s wrath today and tomorrow, […]
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is making another local stop to stump for his ticket, this time at a rally Thursday at Crutchfield Corporation in Charlottesville. Doors open at 4:30pm for the 6:30pm event, which will take place at Crutchfield’s headquarters at 1 Crutchfield Park off Dickerson Road near the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. Free tickets […]
On Monday, October 29, Clifton Inn’s Tucker Yoder will open his kitchen to Maya’s Christian Kelly, Ivy Inn’s Angelo Vangelopoulos, and The Roosevelt’s Lee Gregory for a collaborative four-course family-style dinner at 7pm.
Each week, the news team takes a look at upcoming meetings and events in Charlottesville and Albemarle we think you should know about. Consider it a look into our datebook, and be sure to share newsworthy happenings, too. The Rivanna River Basin Commission meets from noon to 2pm Monday at the County Office Building to […]
Each week, the C-VILLE news team joins reporters from Charlottesville Tomorrow at WTJU 91.1 FM’s on-Grounds radio station for Soundboard, an hour-long, straight-from-the-source news show that touches on the big stories of the week. Click to listen to this week’s show, during which we took a look at our upcoming cover story on Albemarle County Supervisor […]