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CHS Orchestra honored by invitation
Published on Jun 25th, 2009
3 comments The Charlottesville High School Orchestra is the only high school orchestra in the country invited to perform at the inaugural Castleton Music Festival, taking place at the Rappahannock County estate...
Cool pool: Onesty parking furor evaporates
Published on Jun 24th, 2009
38 comments The splashing has begun at Onesty Family Aquatic Center, and neighbors say parking's not a problem. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART After weeks of worrying about parking problems at Onesty Family Aquatic...
15 years: Magnitude of I-64 rampage weighs in sentence
Published on Jun 23rd, 2009
9 comments I-64 shooter Slade Woodson listens to testimony in court Tuesday. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE "If you were a monster, this would be easier," said Judge Cheryl Higgins before pronouncing sentence on the...
McGuffey Spotlight series: Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed
Published on Jun 20th, 2009
0 comments The McGuffey Spotlight series presents a discussion and demonstration of the principles of the late Augusto Boal, who applied theater to transform oppression around the world. Mecca Burns will...
Spot-less: Pool parking riles neighbors
Published on Jun 19th, 2009
58 comments Parking may be an issue for residents around Onesty Pool, which opens June 20 at 10am. FILE PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Kids may be thrilled that the new Onesty Family Aquatic Center is opening, but...
Perriello to keynote Monticello July 4 naturalization
Published on Jun 17th, 2009
8 comments The Thomas Jefferson Foundation announced yesterday that Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) will serve as the keynote speaker for this year's annual July 4 naturalization ceremony for new U.S....
Snap o' the day: Swim faster
Published on Jun 16th, 2009
2 comments Budget cuts have sliced beach time two hours at Albemarle County's Mint Springs, Chris Greene and Walnut Creek lakes, now open from 11:30am to 7:30pm, down from last year's 10am to 8pm and saving...
Too long: Accused says 21-year murder trial delay unfair
Published on Jun 15th, 2009
0 comments DNA belonging to Butch Morris was found on a cigarette at the Southwind Grocery where Roger Shifflett was slain. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE At a pretrial hearing that stretched all day, the man...
Casteen to retire
Published on Jun 12th, 2009
19 comments Last summer, the Hook examined the secret of UVA President John Casteen longevity, but today Casteen announced his retirement. COVER PHOTO ART UVA President John Casteen today announced his...
'Model judge': Herb Pickford dies at 75
Published on Jun 10th, 2009
6 comments PHOTO COURTESY THE PICKFORD FAMILY The obituary for Herbert A. Pickford III tells very little about the man, nothing about his occupation, his accomplishments, his hobbies, his age, where he was...
Not racial: But burned belongings still net $250K
Published on Jun 10th, 2009
3 comments A jury found a landlord owes $250,000 for burning an African-American couple's possessions. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE When their landlord burned their possessions in a conflagration a witness allegedly...
Southern Crescent rising?
Published on Jun 9th, 2009
3 comments Is there too much late night noise and traffic in downtown Belmont? FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR When aspiring restaurateur Andrew Ewell first presented his plan for a French restaurant in Downtown...
McIntire opens for wading
Published on Jun 5th, 2009
1 comments It seems the only thing that might keep your toddlers from McIntire Park's wading pool tomorrow will be the weather; the pool plans to open its gates Saturday, June 6, two weeks after the area's...
Med school dean does GQ
Published on Jun 5th, 2009
0 comments Fashion house Geoffrey Beene LLC is trying to make science sexy. Thus the "Rock Stars of Science" spread in the June GQ that features UVA medical school Dean Steven T. DeKosky (third from left) and...
Sorry, you're not on the list
Published on Jun 4th, 2009
2 comments Virginia Business magazine's June issue includes its annual listing of the 100 richest Virginians, with usual local suspects Betty Knight Scripps, James B. Murray Jr., and Patricia Kluge. Usually...
Three-course deal: Restaurant Week debuts in July
Published on Jun 3rd, 2009
7 comments Chef Mark Gresge of l'©toile will be one of many chefs offering up special $25 prix fixe menus for Restaurant Week. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER For seven days in July, the "fixe" is in–- the...
Gift horse: Park plans recall 1930s ouster
Published on Jun 3rd, 2009
8 comments "This is a sad day for me," says Keith Ford, about the impending public opening of the Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE "My mother said one of the saddest days of her life...
'Child Mummy Sacrifice' airs
Published on Jun 1st, 2009
0 comments Filmmaker and occasional Crozet resident Rick Preve co-produces Child Mummy Sacrifice, the story of three perfectly preserved, 500-year-old mummies found on a South American volcano. The show airs on...
McIntire safe: But girls still outside the fences
Published on May 31st, 2009
4 comments Softball mom and travel league coordinator Anne Powell is pleased at increase in field access for girls teams– but is she alone? FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER While softball-playing patrons of...
Stories from local veterans on Memorial Day
Published on May 25th, 2009
3 comments Over the years, the Hook has profiled several local veterans whose stories are worth remembering on this Memorial Day. Last year, the Hook looked back at the life of Marine Cpl. Brad Arms, the...