Community

A lot of trouble: Could Amtrak parking lot stymie new rail service?
Published on Nov 19th, 2010
30 comments Despite recent attempts to pretty up their Amtrak parking lot property, local developers Gabe Silverman and Alan Cadgene are still under fire for the condition of the lot. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR...
The winner: Kathy Erskine takes National Book Award
Published on Nov 18th, 2010
5 comments Kathy Erskine before the National Book Award seal went on her book, Mockingbird. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Charlottesville writer Kathryn Erskine now possesses one of the most prestigious literary...
Un-wreathed: City Market founders' kin kicked out
Published on Nov 16th, 2010
60 comments Sandy Cason pulls out a grass he likes to use in his wreaths from his greenery-laden truck. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE "My uncles, my grandfather, me sat out here on the Downtown Mall," says lifelong...
Mechanic of anatomy: Zed springs into future fantasies
Published on Nov 15th, 2010
1 comments Aggie Zed, "bookity book." In Aggie Zed's world, elephants nudge abandoned stairs for boarding planes through desert sand, rats perch on befuddled figures' heads, and wires emerge from horse-machine...
Calling all readers! Cast your nom for Person of the Year 2010
Published on Nov 3rd, 2010
119 comments Joel Salatin, Hook Person of the Year 2009. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Gary O'Connell, Hook Person of the Year 2008. PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO 1 of 2 Election day might be over, but that certainly...
Dust devils: Amtrak lot gets Durasoil after West Main complaints
Published on Nov 2nd, 2010
25 comments West Mainers have called the dusty Amtrak parking lot a "blight" on the neighborhood. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER It looks like Amtrak parking lot owners Gabe Silverman and Alan Cadgene have finally...
Lock down: Street closures, restrictions for Obama visit
Published on Oct 28th, 2010
79 comments Candidate Obama at the Pavilion in 2008. FILE PHOTO BY TOM DALY The last time Barack Obama came to the Pavilion on the Downtown Mall he set an attendance record for the facility. And he was just a...
Dividing line: Station brings Crozet's rural ideal into focus
Published on Oct 28th, 2010
11 comments Richard Brown and Bruce Kirtley object to plans for another gas station across the street on U.S. 250 in Crozet. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE For decades, "Protect the rural areas" has been the veritable...
$850K earmark: Jeff School needs Senate OK
Published on Oct 22nd, 2010
14 comments Jefferson School Community Partnership prez Martin Burks, Vice Mayor Holly Edwards, and Congressman Tom Perriello stoke hopes for a revitalized Jefferson School. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE You've seen...
Frankenschedule? Irked Albemarle parents slam 4x4 class plan
Published on Oct 22nd, 2010
36 comments Superintendent Pam Moran (left) listens to one of more than a dozen parents decrying an Albemarle  School Board move to save money. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE In a county where over 60 percent of the...
Thyme out: Four-course fundraiser
Published on Oct 19th, 2010
0 comments Women’s Health Virginia is holding its annual Take Thyme for Women’s Health dinner and silent auction this Thursday, October 21, at Keswick Hall. The fundraising event features a four-course feast,...
CCDC: "This is Design"
Published on Oct 17th, 2010
0 comments The Charlottesville Community Design Center features "This is Design," an exhibition showcasing the results of the recent Design Marathon, during which 30 designers worked together for 12 hours to...
UVA Art Museum: "From Classic to Romantic: British Art in the Age of Transition
Published on Oct 16th, 2010
0 comments George Stubbs, "Tiger." Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Paul Mellon Collection. Photo: Katherine Wetzel © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The University of Virginia Art Museum presents "From...
'Without cause': Bank fires complaining client
Published on Oct 13th, 2010
116 comments Tim Kindrick, 20-year veteran in the U.S. Army military police, still doesn't understand why his bank told him to take a hike. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE When Tim Kindrick went into his bank on...
PCA holds "Arts Access Project Launch"
Published on Oct 9th, 2010
0 comments The Piedmont Council of the Arts hosts "Arts Access Project Launch," an event designed to help representatives of various community organizations identify arts resources available to them. The PCA...
Slideshow: Burley Bears paint the town green
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
3 comments Jimmy Hollins, right, played for the Burley Bears when they were state runners up in 1964, and now he's chairman of the Burley Varsity Club. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE For 17 years, Jackson P. Burley...
Miller Center Forum: Is our food supply safe?
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
0 comments Will commodity prices rebound enough to create another hunger crisis? How will farmers adapt to the possible effects of climate change? Why not come listen to Alan Bjerga, the president of the...
Remembering Carson: New fields keep memory of Woodbrook student alive
Published on Oct 8th, 2010
3 comments An architect's rendering of the controversial dug-outs at the new Woodbrook Elementary School t-ball field, built in honor of the late Carson Raymond (inset), a Woodbrook student who died last year...
Slideshow: Crozet Music Festival
Published on Oct 5th, 2010
2 comments At the annual Crozet Music Festival October 1-3, banjos were plucked, guitars were strummed, and voices soared, as dozens of musicians and bands entertained a boisterous crowd. The skies cleared...
Snap: Cubs and cannon
Published on Sep 30th, 2010
0 comments 5:48pm, Tuesday, September 28. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Some Cub Scouts and their parents took advantage of Tuesday's warm and sunny weather–- before the steady rain and cooler temperatures set...