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Pairings we'll miss

Pairings we'll miss

Sure, you can still smoke. But can you smoke as the waiter clears your plate, blowing rings over that little dish of creamers that only exists in restaurants? Nope. An era has ended. And along with it, some classic pairings of local menu items with their tobacco-based soulmates. Here are five we’ll miss.   • […]

January 2010: Spare rooms

January 2010: Spare rooms

Loes van Riel is an artist, and at her day job, she sells jewelry at the Downtown store Angelo. It’s somehow unsurprising, then, to find that in her studio at home, her current materials—seedpods, maple leaves, dried orchid flowers—are arranged and appreciated just like gems.    The setting certainly enhances the effect. Van Riel and […]

Studying what walkers need

Studying what walkers need

Studying what walkers need Do big cities have anything to teach towns the size of Charlottesville, or for that matter, suburban areas like those in Albemarle, about creating safe places for pedestrians? A new report suggests that development patterns are the key to walkability, so the success of larger urban areas may well hold lessons […]