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Snap o' the day: Looking a LOT like Christmas
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
1 comments The appearance of the holiday tree on the Downtown Mall more than a week before Thanksgiving means the season is upon us, and the official grand illumination is Friday, November 20. Christmas lights...
Charlottesville Sister Cities Clock Competition display
Published on Nov 7th, 2009
0 comments The old clock kiosk on the Downtown Mall. The City of Charlottesville unveils the entries and juried winners of the Charlottesville Sister Cities Clock Competition, which asked participants to...
Racy City speeding PSA gets Savvy
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
1 comments The City’s mar-com department has won a Savvy Award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association for a Public Service Announcement discouraging residential speeding, which asks...
Carson's legacy: Two events raise funds in H1N1 victim's honor
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
1 comments When Woodbrook Elementary School third-grader Carson Raymond died in October of complications related to H1N1, his parents, John and Jennifer Raymond, urged calm and announced plans to start a...
Women Build of Habitat for Humanity display artistic toolboxes
Published on Oct 31st, 2009
0 comments Women Build of Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Charlottesville Area display over 40 toolboxes transformed by local artists into works of art. Proceeds from sales of the boxes benefits the Women...
Kluge Ruhe presents children's program, "Rock, Paper, Fun"
Published on Oct 31st, 2009
0 comments The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection hosts "Rock, Paper, Fun," a program for children ages 7-11. Inspired by rock and art paintings from Western Arnhem land, participants will begin by making...
Food Hub helps fill Nelson pantries
Published on Oct 28th, 2009
1 comments The Local Food Hub has teamed up with the Nelson County Food Pantry to provide locally grown produce for folks in need. The Pantry provides food for more that 240 households every month in Nelson...
Vote for Meg
Published on Oct 20th, 2009
3 comments Meg Richey, 9, a student at Meriwether Lewis, is a semi-finalist to be NBC Today's next kid reporter. She needs votes– online or by text– by 5pm today.
At freedom's cradle: Drug testing sparks outrage
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
85 comments FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Are Monticello guides snorting up lines in the fancy bathrooms of the new Visitor Center? Are the horiculturists secretly growing cannabis in Mr. Jefferson's gardens? In...
New hospital topped off in style
Published on Oct 14th, 2009
3 comments At a "topping off" ceremony this morning the final steel beam was secured on the new 500,000 square foot, $275 million Martha Jefferson Hospital on Pantops Mountain, which is expected to open in 2012...
City Market extends season
Published on Oct 13th, 2009
0 comments It may be getting chilly, but don’t forget the Charlottesville City Market is still open. In fact, while the Market typically runs from April through October, this year the season has been extended...
Preservation Piedmont hosts self-guided House Tours
Published on Oct 10th, 2009
0 comments The nonprofit organization Preservation Piedmont hosts self-guided tours of 11 historic and contemporary buildings, beginning with the Woolen Mills Chapel, 1819 E, Market St. Purchase tickets in...
PCA hosts first session of Creative Conversation Series
Published on Oct 10th, 2009
0 comments Participants working on the StoryLine Project. The Piedmont Council of the Arts hosts the first of its 2009-10 Creative Conversations with a lunchtime session featuring a discussion of The StoryLine...
Nick Lachey delivers merch, feeds hungry
Published on Oct 7th, 2009
3 comments Jessica Simpson's ex will be in town Friday, October 9, to deliver products to three UVA roommates who've low bid on Lachey's reverse auction website, Winnit.com. And he'll volunteer at the Blue...
Snap o' the day: Inside the Blue Lodge
Published on Oct 6th, 2009
1 comments The local Masonic Temple on the Downtown Mall opens its doors Tuesday, October 13, at 6:30pm to reveal rooms like the Solomon's Temple-inspired Blue Lodge, where secret rites take place. A former...
Local Food Hub to host open house today
Published on Oct 6th, 2009
0 comments The Local Food Hub, a new distributor of locally produced foods, is hosting its first open house today from 4pm to 7pm at their Ivy warehouse. Their expecting about 100 people to show up, and there’...
Williams: Massive resistance hurt whites, too
Published on Oct 2nd, 2009
7 comments Eugene Williams has been fighting for civil rights for over 50 years, and even when City Council apologizes for past wrongs, he reminds them that the battle isn't over. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER A public...
Elvis Perkins In Dearland
Published on Sep 29th, 2009
0 comments Haunted singer-songwriter Elvis Perkins' father died of AIDS after portraying serial killer Norman Bates in Psycho, and his mother was on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center...
Flow blow: Wasteworks may seek trash monopoly
Published on Sep 28th, 2009
74 comments RSWA lawyer Kurt Krueger defined "flow-control" for Board members at their September 22 meeting. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Rivanna Solid Waste Authority director Tom Frederick has long contended...
CCDC holds Second Annual Design Marathon
Published on Sep 26th, 2009
0 comments The Charlottesville Community Design Center hosts the second annual Design Marathon, during which 11 design teams will spend 12 hours at the CCDC doing pro-bono work for various nonprofit community...
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