Real Estate News – Week of April 24

Real Estate News – Week of April 24

Real Estate News

Jodi Mills Joins Roy Wheeler

Jodi Dean Mills has joined Roy Wheeler Realty Company. She brings over 20 years of experience in Sales, Management, Marketing and Training to Roy Wheeler Realty, 17 of these exclusively in Real Estate. She has extensive experience working with first time homebuyers, relocation buyers, move-up buyers, and investors looking for the right property. Jodi is passionate about helping people find the perfect home and truly listens to the needs of the client.

What’s Happening Around Town?

PCA Launches Create Charlottesville/Albemarle Tumblr

Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) is excited to announce the launch of the Create Charlottesville/Albemarle Tumblr to document community projects that respond to cultural plan goals. This resource is located at

Launched in January 2014, Create Charlottesville/Albemarle is a cultural plan that represents a community vision for the future of the local arts and culture sector. The planning process was truly a collective endeavor: Coordinated by PCA and led by a 28-member Steering Committee, it incorporated the feedback of more than 1,000 area residents involved through Task Forces, focus groups, interviews and a community-wide survey.

Now that the plan has launched, PCA encourages residents, businesses, and nonprofits to take an active role in its implementation and to share images and anecdotes about their efforts through this site. The cultural plan is a strategic vision for our entire community, so be sure to read it over and think about how you can be a part of its actualization!

This spring PCA will also produce a salon series on its Arts Blog around cultural plan implementation, in conversation with local arts and culture leaders and community members.

The public is invited to visit the site and to submit images and project descriptions to be considered for inclusion to

Public Information Session Helps Immigrants Prepare to Become American Citizens

The International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville (IRC) will sponsor a Citizenship Information Session on Monday, April 28 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at the Northside Library, 300 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901. This session is free and open to the public.

The event will provide area immigrants with detailed information on how to successfully prepare for the process of naturalizing as a U.S. citizen as well as familiarize them with the application procedures.  In addition to a presentation by Nada Aladhami from IRC’s immigration services, Ms. Gloria Williams-Brevard, Community Relations Officer at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) regional office will address the group on the importance of becoming an American citizen.  Both presenters will be available to answer questions from attendees following the program.

Since October 2010, the IRC in Charlottesville’s immigration services program has helped 172 legal permanent residents to naturalize as U.S. citizens.  This includes not only refugees from countries as varied as Afghanistan, Burma, and Liberia but immigrants from the community originating from countries such as El Salvador, France, and Canada as well.

The IRC provides low-cost, accredited immigration services to legal residents of the community including assistance with applications for legal permanent residence (“green card”), applications for citizenship, and family reunification petitions, among others.

For more information, please contact Harriet Kuhr, office: 434 979 7772 x 105 or email:

SPCA Offers Free Spay/Neuter for Cats in Charlottesville/Albemarle through Mother’s Day

Spring is in the air and you know what that means. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is here to tell you that your cat doesn’t want to be a momma. To help curb unwanted kitten births, now through Mother’s Day the SPCA is offering the “I Don’t Wanna Be a Momma” Spay/Neuter Special which will allow Charlottesville/Albemarle residents to have cats fixed for free through Mother’s Day 2014. This special is for both male and female cats. The surgery includes a free rabies vaccine and pain medication. Appointments will fill up quick; residents are encouraged to apply now at or by calling (434) 964-3333. Free trapping assistance is also available for feral and free roaming cats.

The SPCA reminds citizens that the warmer weather brings on breeding season for cats and that adolescent felines can give birth as young as five months. Typically, more than 1,100 homeless kittens arrive at the SPCA every year in need of care; most of these are the offspring of unfixed street and farm cats.

“Fixing free roaming cats, especially with the SPCA’s free cat fix price, is much less expensive than caring for a litter of unwanted kittens,” reminds Lisa Lane, Director of Marketing and Development at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. “We are thankful to have funding from PetSmart Charities to provide this important community service to prevent unwanted cat motherhood.”

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 noon to 6:00 p.m.

“Little Red Riding Hood & the Wily Wolf ” – 10th Anniversary Spring Dance Gala

What do you get when you mix Little Red Riding Hood and a Wily Wolf with ballet dancers and actors? A comedic story ballet! Albemarle Ballet Theatre (ABT) and Studio for The Performing Arts (SFTPA) presents their 10th spring dance gala featuring “Little Red Riding Hood” on PVCC’s Main Stage, Saturday May 17th at 6:30pm.

Little Red’s forest friends include a feathery yellow duck and a black cat who vie for Red’s attention. On their journey through the magic forest to grandma’s house, they meet dancing bluebirds, butterflies, fairies, fireflies, flowers and toads.

The Wily Wolf attempts to fool Little Red’s friends with comical disguises, but he can’t fool Red’s brothers and sister who expose the ravenous loser. You’ll howl when the wolf dresses and dances to “Hey There Little Red Riding Hood.” What will Little Red do when the Wolf tries wooing her to dance with him?

The Woodsman also vies for Red’s affection, only to be discouraged by mom and dad who run him off. Were mom and dad mistaken to send the Woodsman packing? Can the Woodsman save grandma and Red from the Wolf ’s final plot?

Albemarle Ballet Theatre dancers, professional actors and dancers perform Nicky Hart Coelho’s and Veronica Hart’s witty interpretation of this favorite fairy tale. Guest artists include, Zach Bush, Ashley Geisler, Veronica Hart, Barbara Roberts, and Richard Jones. Restaging by Ashley Geisler, Dinah Gray, Veronica Hart and Sally Hart.

“polloGENS” created by Veronica Hart features ABT’s advanced jazz dancers. Similarities in the shapes found in Jackson Pollock’s #14 and the Ebola virus inspired Hart’s choreography.

Sisters Nicky Coelho of James Sewell Ballet and Veronica Hart of concorDance contemporary perform “Shady Grove.” They created their duet to reflect their childhood spent playing in the countryside of Western Albemarle County.

ABT celebrates their 10th anniversary by giving back to the community.

10 lucky dancers will win free classes this summer at ABT. Current and former ABT students not eligible.

At $12 for adults and $9 for children, students and seniors, seats for this live family show will not last. Tickets are available at, ABT in Crozet, PVCC on the day of the show, or call 434.823.8888.

The Albemarle Ballet Theatre provides ballet, jazz, and modern dance instruction for recreational students and aspiring professionals of all skill levels from ages 3 to adult. Many of their dancers study at summer programs such as American Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Ballet. ABT’s professional staff works under the direction of Sally Hart, a former Joffrey Ballet dancer who has been teaching locally since 1992.

The Studio for the Performing Arts is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization whose missions are to provide need-based scholarships and produce family-oriented dance productions. With the help of local businesses and community members, they have provided over $70K in scholarships since 2005.

For more information, contact Gary S. Hart, 434.823.8888,,

UVa Chamber Singers Concert

The UVa Chamber Singers led by Michael Slon, presents a free concert on Friday, April 25th, at 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St. in Charlottesville.  The UVa ensemble’s spring 2014 program, given jointly as part of the church’s Music on Park Street concert series, is entitled “Modern Mystics” – an exploration of the music of Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Morten Lauridsen, and John Tavener.  Works include Pårt’s sublime and transporting Magnificat and The Beatitudes, Tavener’s The Lamb, Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, and works sung by the Chamber Singers during Philip Glass’s recent UVa residency.  The chorus will be joined by several guest artists, including First Presbyterian organist and music director Jeremy Thompson.

Ample parking is available adjacent to the church.  For more information call 434.924.3052 or visit

Symphony Orchestra Concludes Season

The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra concludes its 39th season on April 26th, at 8:00 Old Cabell Hall on the U.Va Grounds, and Sunday, April 27th  at 4:00 p.m., at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Performing Arts Center at Charlottesville High School. The orchestra’s 39th season ends on a
high note as it welcomes world-renowned pianist Anne-Marie McDermott for two performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. The orchestra will also perform Mussorgsky’s rousing Triumphal March from Mlada, and Shostakovich’s epic Fifth Symphony.  For tickets or more information visit or call.

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