McIntire Botanical Garden

The new and first appointed executive director of the McIntire Botanical Garden will lead the realization of a park designed by renowned landscape architect Mikyoung Kim. Photo: Mikyoung Kim Design

Urban wilderness: Jill Trischman-Marks brings her love of nature to McIntire Botanical Garden

Jill Trischman-Marks bears the title executive director in her new role at McIntire Botanical Garden, but she calls herself its chief cheerleader. Her enthusiasm for the outdoors and all things wild (and some cultivated) is so abundant that the self-proclaimed title fits. As the first person to head up the nonprofit civic effort, Trischman-Marks, a […]

Map of the downtown Confederate monument tour. Courtesy WTJU

In brief: Not the Daughters of Confederacy tour, City Council is back, no confidence in Cumberland, and more

Tour de force For the past couple of years, Jalane Schmidt, UVA professor and activist, and Andrea Douglas, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center director, have been conducting tours of our downtown monuments, providing new context for the Confederate statues that have long dominated Court Square and Market Street parks. Now, those who haven’t seen […]