Worth the wait: Blue Moon Diner ready to return…almost

The highly anticipated reopening of the Blue Moon Diner is still…highly anticipated. A call for applications to restaff the West Main Street restaurant, which closed in May 2017, went out a few weeks ago, noting that employees would be strapping on aprons sometime in August. Now comes word that the Brooklyn-based duo, Charming Disaster, has […]

Julie Morrill (left) recently taught a personal safety workshop for female runners. An expert in Krav Maga fighting and founder of Train Your Roar, Morrill says the most important thing solo runners can do is stay alert and be aware of their surroundings. Photo: Eze Amos

Flight or fight: Safety tips for solo runners

By Eileen Abbott Charlottesville has a robust running community, but it’s not always possible to run with a buddy or a group. And if you’re out solo on the road or a trail, you should know how to run safely. “I certainly do not think running in Charlottesville poses any unique safety challenges,” says Jaime […]

J.M. Stock’s ham biscuits are served seven days a week until noon—or when they sell out. The Happy Cook has an excellent selection of classic picnic baskets. In addition to picnicking, Beaver Creek Lake is a good place for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.  
Photos: Tom McGovern, Morgan Sayler, Jack Looney

The perfect local picnic

Take advantage of the last few days of summer and take your meal outside! We put together an arrangement of local goodies to stock your basket, plus some favorite spots to spread a blanket and while away the afternoon. Bread ends with house dressing from Take It Away Tucked into the Corner’s Elliewood Avenue, Take […]