Laura Ingles

Laura Ingles
Laura Ingles grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, but came to Virginia at age 18 and never left. After graduating from Virginia Tech she dedicated a year and most of her sanity to a private wilderness boarding school for at-risk teenage girls, and Charlottesville became home in January 2012. Laura spent two years reporting the news for C-VILLE Weekly before taking on the role of Living Section Editor.

Friends remember former C&O owner Dave Simpson, who died Tuesday, for his culinary talent, kindness, and humor. Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Dave Simpson’s memorial scheduled for Sunday

Former C&O owner and legend Dave Simpson died Tuesday, April 29 after being hospitalized following a heart attack. Friends say Simpson was known for his overwhelming kindness and hospitality, and his family has arranged a memorial service that will allow the entire community to come together to celebrate his life. The memorial will begin at […]

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Healthy living: This week’s health/fitness news and events

Been eyeing those rowing machines at the gym, but don’t know how to get started? Check out Crossfit Charlottesville’s beginner/intermediate erg clinic on Saturday, May 3. The class, which will include core work and a mobility segment to protect the body from injury, is free for Crossfit Charlottesville members and $20 for non-members. E-mail for more […]

Friends remember former C&O owner Dave Simpson, who died Tuesday, for his culinary talent, kindness, and humor. Photo: Andrea Hubbell

Friends remember former C&O owner Dave Simpson

“I’m no Dave Simpson, and I can’t live up to his spirit,” said C&O Restaurant owner Dean Maupin. “But I certainly reveled in his spirit.” Simpson, the longtime C&O chef and owner who sold the restaurant to Maupin last year, died Tuesday morning after being hospitalized for a heart attack, according to his brother Mike […]

Littlejohn's New York Deli has opened a second location at The Shops at Stonefield. Staff photo.

Overheard on the restaurant scene: This week’s foodie news

Free money! April 7-14, restaurants of the Charlottesville Restaurant Group are offering $50 gift certificates for just $25 each, with all proceeds going to the care of Wes Chang, Ten chef Pei Chang’s infant son who is undergoing treatment for stage IV neuroblastoma. Purchase yours at MAS, Mono Loco, Blue Light Grill, TEN Sushi, and Three Notch’d Grill.  Or, contribute […]

Charlottesville’s fifth annual walk for national eating disorder awareness will be held at UVA on Saturday, March 22. Photo courtesy NEDA.

UVA hosts walk to raise eating disorder awareness

The rate of eating disorders among college students has risen to nearly 20 percent of women, and up to 10 percent of men. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) reports that full-blown eating disorders usually develop between the ages of 18 and 21, and 35 percent of “normal” eaters progress to pathological dieting. To raise […]