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Dozier picked for Emily Couric award
Published on May 18th, 2009
1 comments The 2009 Emily Couric leadership scholars are: (front) Lily Erb, Tandem; Allie Cooper, Monticello High; Effie Nicholaou, Western Albemarle; Emma Yackso, winner of the $15,000 scholarship,...
Get your fill: New local food guides inform
Published on May 18th, 2009
0 comments  The new food guides are here! The new food guides are here! That's right. Piedmont Environmental Council's local food guide is out and its more extensive than ever. Who knew there was such a bounty...
Buckling: Police checkpoint season opens
Published on May 18th, 2009
16 comments Albemarle gets federal funds for participating in Click It or Ticket, even though drivers have to be breaking another law before they can be ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt in Virginia ....
2 Republicans vie for Samuel Miller seat
Published on May 18th, 2009
2 comments Two men seek the Republican nomination to run for the Ivy-centric Samuel Miller District seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Charlottesville Tomorrow reports. Philip Melita, a retired human...
Valley Green Gallery's 18th Annual Art and Craft Show
Published on May 16th, 2009
0 comments Valley Green Gallery in Nellysford hosts its 18th annual Art and Craft Show, featuring work for sale by 30 local and regional artists and artisans. Route 151. 434-361-9316.
Urban Outfitters: Chain guns for Thursday opening
Published on May 15th, 2009
8 comments Urban Outfitters takes over the former Hardware Store with bright lights and bare mannequins. PHOTO BY STEPHANIE GARCIA Charlottesville may not be "urban" or in need of "outfitting"– just look...
Snap o' the Day: Uncorraled news boxes
Published on May 12th, 2009
2 comments A platoon of newspaper boxes (18 in all) stand at attention on the West end of the Mall. A number of them (1, 2, 3, 4) are not identified as serving any publication. City Councilors were at odds over...
New blood: Firehouse primary ousts Taliaferro
Published on May 12th, 2009
12 comments Kristin Szakos in, Julian Taliaferro out after the May 9 "firehouse" primary. SZAKOS PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO; TALIAFERRO BY STAFF Two newcomers have shaken the local Democratic establishment. Kristin...
Gravity auction postponed
Published on May 11th, 2009
0 comments The sale of assets from the Gravity Lounge originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, has been pushed back to 1pm Sunday, May 17. Would-be buyers can preview the merchandise Saturday, May 16, from 1...
People Places Inc. hosts fundraiser, "The Creative Fabric that Binds Us: Speaking our Inner Experience through Art"
Published on May 9th, 2009
0 comments "Ingrid's Shells" People Places Inc. presents a fundraising exhibition, "The Creative Fabric that Binds Us: Speaking our Inner Experience through Art," featuring live music, refreshments, and a...
Attention HT shoppers: Crozet store opens
Published on May 6th, 2009
20 comments The new Harris Teeter in Crozet provides big-city amenities like sushi in a quasi-rural setting. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE An era ended in Crozet with the May 6 opening of a LEED-certified Harris...
City, County get $8.1 mil in stimulus funds
Published on May 5th, 2009
5 comments Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) announced today that as money from the federal stimulus package is beginning to be doled out, Charlottesville and Albemarle will receive a combined $8.1 million in...
Y, not! Chair says Festival can coexist in park
Published on May 5th, 2009
8 comments Is the Piedmont Virginia YMCA responsible for ousting another organization from McIntire? PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER In yet another case of finger-pointing in McIntire Park, the Piedmont-Virginia YMCA...
Mask mania: Locals prepare for swine flu
Published on May 4th, 2009
8 comments Timberlake Drugs pharmacist John Plantz says he still has masks. According to health organizations, they're best for those already infected. PHOTO BY COURTENEY STUART Forget the economy, forget Iraq...
Pontiac gone: GM move echoed at two Valley dealers
Published on Apr 28th, 2009
3 comments For many years, Charlottesvillians could shop at Peyton Pontiac on West Main Street, at this structure demolished in 2004. FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER "I think it's a pretty darn sad day," says...
Locally shot: Feature film, The Artist, to premiere
Published on Apr 26th, 2009
1 comments Casey Stein stars as Rebecca, a woman with secrets, and Matthew Marcus, who wrote the screenplay, as the hero. Publicity photo UVA alum Kevin Bender releases a feature film this Friday, May 1....
Stocks & Blondes best costumed
Published on Apr 24th, 2009
3 comments Stacy "Brandi" Benefield, Karen "Barbie" Zimet and Lori "Bambi" Lawson took the costume prize at last night's Wordplay, a trivia competition in which 32 teams competed to support Literacy Volunteers...
New planning district head named
Published on Apr 21st, 2009
2 comments Steve Williams will man the helm of the five-county Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. He brings 25 years of experience from California, Iowa and most recently, New Hampshire, and is...
Nice niche: Cheaper events herald Paramount's fall season
Published on Apr 21st, 2009
7 comments Pianist Emanuel Ax, recently praised by the New York Times, heads to The Paramount in November. PUBLICITY PHOTO The Paramount Theater released its fall 2009 season lineup April 20 to a downtown arts...
Tax day: Tea partiers fill Pavilion
Published on Apr 15th, 2009
113 comments Barrett Wright gets to skip school and protest taxes. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Charlottesville is usually thought of as a liberal town, but that wasn't the crowd on April 15 at the Jefferson Area Tea...