Real Estate News – Week of March 27

Real Estate News – Week of March 27

Real Estate Related News

Tommy Brannock joins Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates
Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates is thrilled to welcome Tommy Brannock. A Charlottesville native and UVA grad, Tommy is well known in our community for his years of success in real estate sales as well as for his commitment to giving back to the community.  Professional awards and accolades for Tommy number too many to detail here but suffice it to say, he is not only well respected as an authority in the business but well loved too, for decades of selfless and integrity-drive service to his clients.

On the community service and personal passion fronts, Tommy has worked tirelessly for many years on behalf of the Virginia Institute for Autism and the Alzheimer’s Association.  In addition to serving as coach for dozens of local youth lacrosse teams, he has been a Collegiate Lacrosse Office since 1978!  In a town he feels lucky to call home, Tommy is truly a tireless public servant.

What’s Happening Around Town?
Create2 Exhibit by Artist Roundtable Group at CitySpace
What: Create2 Exhibit & First Fridays Opening Reception
When: First Fridays, April 4, 5:30-7:00pm
Where: CitySpace (100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 on the Downtown Mall)
Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) is excited to present Create2, an exhibit in the CitySpace Gallery by an artist roundtable group formed through the support of the PCA in November 2012. Artist Roundtable members include Adrienne Dent, Terry Coffey, Matalie Deane, Leah Geiger, Keith Alan Sprouse, Kelly Oakes, and Susan Stover.

There will be a First Fridays opening reception from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday, April 4 with light refreshments at CitySpace (located at 100 5th NE on the Downtown Mall). This event is FREE and open to the public.

Guillermo X Ubilla is a photographer and digital artist based in Charlottesville where he combines his passion for creating visual imagery with creative storytelling. Ubilla comes from a mixed background of computer science, psychology, and graphic design. He is currently focused on creative expression through portraiture.

Kelly Doyle Oakes was born into a family of artists in Baltimore. Oakes honed her skills at Parson’s School of Design and Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received a BFA in Illustration in 1985. She worked in advertising until starting a family in 1990. Her passion for art led to her start a business painting murals and decorative furniture, working with many accomplished designers and interior decorators. Oakes moved to Charlottesville in 2002 and opened an art gallery/studio space where she started painting and showing her artwork again. She has exhibited at McGuffey Art Center and Firefish Gallery and is an art teacher at The Covenant School.

Adrienne Dent works with mixed media. Dent attended summer classes at the Maryland Institute of Art and moved to Charlottesville in 1994 where she studied painting and pursued a degree in Italian Literature at the University of Virginia.

Terry M. Coffey learned the art of calligraphy over 35 years, while raising two children and working full-time in human services. Terry has also in that time developed techniques in watercolor and oil painting. Terry has exhibited locally and regionally in Virginia while maintaining a studio in Charlottesville.

Matalie Deane is a native of Charlottesville. She has been drawing and painting since she could hold a pencil. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art from James Madison University. Recently she has been an active member of Bozart Gallery in Charlottesville, Palette Gallery in Stanardsville, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, Piedmont Pastelists, and Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers of Washington D.C. In 2013 she was juried into Smithsonian Annamarie Sculpture Gardens Art Center in Maryland, International Miniature MPSGS in Washington D.C. and Rehoboth Gallery, Maryland with an honorable mention award. Her artwork was also selected for the Artizen Magazine cover. Her present focus is on small works, miniature art and the freedom of watercolor design. Her website is

Keith Alan Sprouse is a documentary and portrait photographer based in Charlottesville. Among his recent projects are “The Cville People Project,” which has been featured in The Hook and on NBC29 news, a series of portraits of individuals with mental illness entitled “A View Inside,” and “Grace Under Pressure,” a collaboration with Charlottesville Ballet. A selection of his work can be seen at

The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, April 25. There will also be an exhibit by local artist Katie McKinley on display inside the PCA office within CitySpace.

CitySpace is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm and is located at 100 5th Street NE on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. To learn more, visit

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA to Host Rabies & Microchip Clinic
On Sunday, April 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Charlottesville- Albemarle SPCA is holding its spring low-cost Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinic. Pet owners can have their pet(s) vaccinated at the SPCA during this Clinic for just $10.00 per pet, have their pet microchipped for $25.00 or receive both services for just $30.00. Flea and tick preventative will also be available for purchase at a discounted rate. This is the perfect time for the public to protect their pets in three important ways at a very low cost. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is located at 3355 Berkmar Drive; the clinic will take place on the left side of the SPCA, in the building’s ground-floor education room.

Rabies is a deadly but preventable virus. In an effort to protect people and pets against the rabies virus, Virginia state law requires that all dogs and cats over the age of four months get vaccinated against rabies. The SPCA asks that Clinic attendees bring all dogs on a leash and all cats in a carrier. Pet owners will need to show proof of current rabies vaccine in order to receive a three-year vaccine. The clinic is first come, first served and limited to vaccine and microchips available. The microchips include a lifetime registration. This clinic is made possible with support from Zoetis Pet Health.

“One in three pets will get lost in their lifetime and proper identification is their quickest ticket home,” says Lisa Lane, Director of Marketing and Development at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. “We are happy to provide these three important services at an affordable price to help keep pets in our community healthy, safe and with their families.”

The mission of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle and to increase the number of these animals being placed in appropriate, loving, and permanent homes through adoptions, foster care, and outreach, and to set a standard of excellence and leadership in shelter animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs.

For more information about the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA call 434-973-5959 or visit our website at The SPCA’s main adoption center is located at 3355 Berkmar Drive in Charlottesville and is open seven days a week from 12 PM– 6 PM.

The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Coming to Charlottesville and Staunton
Wednesday, April 16th – 7:30pm
Dickinson Performing Arts Center – PVCC
Thursday, April 17th – 7pm
Visulite Cinema

Wild and Scenic On Tour brings together a selection of films that tell a story about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people of the communities who love and defend them.  They open our eyes and hearts to fantastic experiences in remarkable places.  They beckon us towards action, highlight issues, and provide solutions.

Attendees can win door prizes and there will be a special raffle for a framed print of an enormous 1,600 year old redwood tree generously donated by National Geographic photographer, Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at any of Wild Virginia’s 2014 Film Festival screenings or in advance online at

Wild Virginia will be offering special $10 Wild Virginia memberships at the door ($35 value).

There will be 17 different short films, with entirely different films at each venue.

The Charlottesville show will feature a series of short films, including Ryan’s Stories. Living in poverty for as long as he remembers, Ryan Hudson grew up in and out of homeless shelters.  At 14, Ryan was introduced to snowboarding through Outdoor Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to using outdoor activities to empower at risk youth, and his life took a 180. Now competing as a semi pro athlete and serving as a brand ambassador for The North Face, Ryan’s story shares just how transformational the outdoors can be.

Other short films at the Charlottesville show will include:
• Right Now: Living with Mountain Lions. This high impact music video was designed as an urgent wake up call to spotlight public apathy towards mountain lions. As one of America’s few apex predators, they should be revered, not feared, as popular media portrays. The video challenges us to consider and respect the wild animals around us as we–and they– go about our daily lives. WE have become disconnected from nature. WE are causing the decline in Puma populations, and with them goes a healthy ecosystem, which WE also need for our own survival. Some people care. Most people don’t. How can we turn this thing around?
• Sacred Headwaters. Sacred Headwaters is a multimedia piece featuring National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis and photographer Paul Colangelo on the fate of the Sacred Headwaters in northern Canada. The shared birthplace of three salmon rivers, the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, and home to an incredible ecosystem of large mammals, the Sacred Headwaters is at risk of losing all that makes it sacred to resource extraction.
• The Staunton Show will feature a series of short films, including Reynaldo. Reynaldo lives in the Amazon Rainforest. He used to cut down trees and farm the land to survive. He learned the hard way that it was not a sustainable way to live. He saw his land turn barren and his crops die. Then he woke up. He changed the way he worked and began planting trees. Then he learned how to farm in balance with the forest. Now he travels all over the region helping others to do the same.
Other short films at the Staunton show will include:
• A Brief History of the 5cent Bag Tax. When your city is overflowing with plastic bags, how will you react? Jack Green, head of the Department of the Environment, is on a mission to rid the city of its plastic bag scourge in this short film by DC-based DunkYourBagel promoting reusable bags to protect the environment.
• Backyard. Backyard tells the stories of five people in four states, all with very different backgrounds and perspectives, but all at odds with the natural gas extraction occurring around them. Despite their differences, unnerving similarities emerge from their shared experiences with the massive unseen entity that is “the industry.” Brief, animated interludes remind us to ask the bigger picture questions as well.
Film content is appropriate for everyone. Tickets are $10 each night.Purchase tickets in advance or for more information, visit
Fluvanna Spca Continues 25th Anniversary Celebrations With 5K Run/Walk
Celebrating 25 years of serving the Fluvanna community, the Fluvanna SPCA welcomes all to participate in the 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The race will be held at the scenic Lake Monticello Golf Course at 51 Bunker Blvd., Palmyra, VA 22963, and is not restricted to Lake residents.  All proceeds support the FSPCA’s no-kill mission by providing life-saving animal care.

The race begins promptly at 7:30 AM with registration opening at 6:45 AM.  Early-bird registration through 3/29/2014 is $20 for ages 16 and up; after 3/29/2014 is $25.  Registration is $15 for ages 15 and under.  Registration by 3/29/2014 guarantees a race t-shirt and goodie bag.  T-shirts and goodie bags are available only while supplies last for registrations after 3/29/2014.  Race will be held rain or shine, and registration fees are non-refundable.

Prizes will be awarded to top male and female finishers overall and per age group.  Awards ceremony will be held immediately following race.  Water will be available during the race and light refreshments will be provided after the race.
Visit for more information and to register.  Early-bird deadline is 3/29 so register today!  Come run or walk with your family and friends, enjoying a healthy spring activity while supporting life-saving care of the FSPCA’s homeless, furry residents.