ANNUAL MANUAL- People in Your Neighborhood
Every week in our "HotSeat" feature, we ask prominent locals about living in these parts. Here now, some recent highlights:
Founder, Starr Hill Brewing Company
Why here? Born and raised in Charlottesville, I came back from Colorado to share the gift of great beer.
What's worst about living here? People who think they're important because of their Daddy's last name
Favorite hangout? Anywhere in Crozet
Supervisor, Albemarle County
Why here? I returned to my native stomping grounds.
What's worst about living here? Loss of remembered places
Favorite hangout? In the tree house with my grandson
Defensive end, St. Louis Rams
Why here? My family's from here, and I wanted to play football at the University of Virginia.
What's worst about living here? Traffic, relative to the size of the town
Favorite hangout? The McCue Center
Legal correspondent, Slate
Why here? My husband was living in New York, and I was living in D.C., and this was our compromise. True story.
What's worst about living here? Having to wake up at 4am to make it to the Supreme Court by 10. I will be in the first seat in the first car when that high-speed rail gets built.
Favorite hangout? The Discovery museum, Java Java, Greenleaf Park, C'Ville Coffee
Superintendent, Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail
Why here? I was meant to be here.
What's worst about living here? The cost of housing
Favorite hangout? Any golf course
Chief, Charlottesville Fire Department
Why here? Career in the fire department. I was hired directly out of high school and was the first firefighter hired at 18.
What's worst about living here? Housing costs and the need for affordable housing
Favorite hangout? The firehouse
Morning show host, WINA-AM
Why here? My husband's business brought us here.
What's worst about living here? Cost of living vs. parsimonious wages
Favorite hangout? Any one of the three county beach parks
Actress, Director of the Festival of the Photograph
Why here? I moved here from New York, against my will, but now I truly love it here.
What's worst about living here? Lack of salt water
Favorite hangout? Okay, my farm. But anywhere outside– Torrey Ridge on the Parkway, Crabtree Falls, Sugar Hollow