Community

Vindictive senator? Wampler tries to block new rail link
Published on Jan 29th, 2009
9 comments Workers connect an electric engine on the northbound "Cardinal" January 23, in Washington. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Charlottesville's proposed rail link to New York, enjoying the support of the...
CCDC offers symposium, "Free Range Neighborhoods: Designing Everyday Natural Places to Motivate Outdoor Play in a Risk Averse Society"
Published on Jan 28th, 2009
0 comments Artwork created by a participant in the "Children at Play" project. In conjunction with its "Children at Play" exhibition, the Charlottesville Community Design Center and Stonehaus present a full...
Water park? Dredge force stresses rowing, not dredging
Published on Jan 26th, 2009
25 comments The task force met in the County Office Building in October. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER A task force created to help save the shrinking Rivanna Reservoir has finalized a  24-page report but decided...
Grisham's latest inspired by Charlottesville case
Published on Jan 26th, 2009
6 comments John Grisham's latest literary effort The Associate was reportedly inspired by a real Charlottesville case. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Every John Grisham novel has a Charlottesville tie–- the...
Safe! McIntire softball fields saved
Published on Jan 23rd, 2009
16 comments The months-long debate over the preservation of McIntire's two historic softball fields is a home run for the softball community with the reduction of the YMCA's footprint. PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER It...
He's baaaccck: WINA rehires Schilling
Published on Jan 21st, 2009
23 comments Rob Schilling's involuntary retirement from the airwaves didn't last long. Thanks to a listener-driven campaign, he's back after less than a month. FILE PHOTO A month after WINA pulled the plug on...
Talk to him: Activist scoffs at racial tension plan
Published on Jan 16th, 2009
36 comments Eugene Williams keeps Charlottesville from complacency in racial matters. FILE PHOTO BY WILL WALKER Charlottesville's plan to address discrimination and racism has earned the ire of longtime civil...
Fiction Family
Published on Jan 11th, 2009
3 comments Side projects intersect in Fiction Family, where multi-instrumentalist and acclaimed Nickel Creek flatpicker Sean Watkins meets multi-instrumentalist Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman for a set of...
Conversation with Patrick Oliphant, P. J. O'Rourke, and William Dunlap
Published on Jan 9th, 2009
0 comments Patrick Bruce “Pat” Oliphant, Australian, b. 1935 Hillary's Nightmare, 2007 (Hillary and Obama) Charcoal on canvas 72 x 18 inches (unframed) ©Pat Oliphant, courtesy of the Susan Conway Gallery,...
CCDC: "Energy Matters"
Published on Jan 5th, 2009
10 comments The Charlottesville Community Design Center, in conjunction with its Spark! program, presents "Energy Matters," an exhibition examining practical things Charlottesville residents can do to use...
Dog days: Warm houses make happy dogs
Published on Dec 31st, 2008
9 comments Stacey Norris delivers a new doghouse to Biffle the boxer in December. PHOTO COURTESY STACEY NORRIS Temperatures may be getting ready to plummet, but for 50 area dogs, winter will be a little warmer...
Calling Uncle: Is UVA seeking a federal bailout?
Published on Dec 18th, 2008
30 comments President John Casteen made a "smart move," says Larry Sabato. FILE PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES The double-page ad in the Washington Post, New York Times, and Boston Globe December 16 is a lengthy...
Recount complete, Perriello officially defeats Goode
Published on Dec 17th, 2008
6 comments Rep.-elect Tom Perriello (D-Ivy) will become the youngest congressman to represent the Fifth District since 1906. PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES After a district-wide recount today, a three-judge panel...
The Pollocks
Published on Dec 4th, 2008
0 comments Local rock outfit featuring Jason Pollock, former guitarist for late-breaking 90's grunge band Seven Mary Three. The Pollocks - Behind The Songs I Can't Write The Pollocks - Negative Blood The...
Model Toast: Henry Ford Museum buys local collection
Published on Dec 1st, 2008
0 comments Kelly and Eric Norcross gave up on the Toaster Museum, but opened a B&B. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Eric and Kelly Norcross might have left Charlottesville feeling a little burned after failing...
Sparky's Flaw
Published on Nov 30th, 2008
0 comments A year and a half ago, this local pop rock band landed Charlottesville's first major label signing since DMB. Alabama's Act Of Congress and Sparky's Little Brother band Once Was open.
Winter Fun
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
1 comments Snowman. PHOTO BYAntony Pranata Scottsville Library celebrates the season with craft day. Wee ones and others can create snow men who can live inside. Plan to join us for stories, cocoa, and fun....
Two Kings
Published on Nov 2nd, 2008
1 comments Acoustic and electric pop and rock originals from a pair of local teenage guitarists. Two Kings - Pieces Two Kings - In Your Heart Two Kings - Janey Omph Willie DE of The Wave opens. Acoustic...
Vinegar Hill back from the dead!
Published on Oct 29th, 2008
6 comments Adam Greenbaum reopened the 1930s-era Visulite Theater in Staunton in 2006. Now, he's saving Vinegar Hill. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO Put away your tissues, dry your eyes, and change out of that...
City joins County: no lights for Towe softball
Published on Oct 28th, 2008
1 comments "The master plan is not in stone," says City Parks boss Mike Svetz, despite City Council's May 19 to destroy the two softball fields at McIntire Park.. FILE PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER In an abrupt decision...