Community

Garth shade: Glass, nautical theme, cottage enliven 9 acres
Published on Mar 8th, 2012
1 comments Address: 2004 and 1975 Walnutside Place           Neighborhood: Garth Road area of AlbemarleAsking: $1,049,000Assessment: $1,011,600Year Built:...
Real meaning: When a community rallies...
Published on Mar 6th, 2012
0 comments By Sheila Booth“It takes a village...” comes to mind when searching for a phrase to describe the essence of community. But if anyone really wanted to see these words in action, to know the meaning of...
Homeless snowman
Published on Mar 5th, 2012
4 comments Wick Hunt captured this image of a snow bunny repurposed as a begging citizen.
Snow falls: Schools let it accumulate before opening/closing
Published on Mar 5th, 2012
25 comments Charlottesville and Albemarle public schools' transportation directors have spoken. 'Tis better to let the snow pile up than to transport the kiddies right now when the morning commute and low...
Tritium leak: Post-quake radiation plume stokes concern
Published on Mar 1st, 2012
8 comments When the 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Louisa County last August, with its epicenter just 11 miles from the North Anna nuclear generating plant, environmental groups warned that radioactive leaks...
Loch Leigh at sunset
Published on Mar 1st, 2012
1 comments Just a recent sunset near Ivy.
Where has all the snow gone?
Published on Feb 28th, 2012
2 comments The National Weather Service is calling for a 100 percent chance of rain Wednesday with a lesser chance for most of the other days in the near future besides Thursday the 1st of March. So will this...
Anti-icing
Published on Feb 27th, 2012
5 comments We had a few inches of snow on Sunday afternoon the 19th of February. In preparation, the City applied some manner of brine solution to the streets on Saturday night. I’ve seen this stuff on the...
Upgraded Western: A sparkling neighbor to Old Trail
Published on Feb 26th, 2012
0 comments Address: 1614 Grayrock Court          Neighborhood: Grayrock in Western AlbemarleAsking: $359,000Assessment: $308,100Year Built: 2006Size: 2,605 fin...
Snow falls: Packable, throwable blanket precedes Prez Day
Published on Feb 20th, 2012
2 comments It had been the season without a snow accumulation– until the eve of President's Day, when the kiddies would already have the day off from school. Despite the irony, the sleds are sure to come...
Winter wallop? Snow forecast up in the air
Published on Feb 17th, 2012
14 comments So far, winter 2012 hasn't been much like winter at all, with temperatures more than three degrees above average and snowfall nearly 14 inches below average. That could all begin to change this...
Electronic occupy
Published on Feb 14th, 2012
2 comments National and local media have queued up for The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Wesley Huguely V in the Charlottesville Circuit Court, 315 High Street, Charlottesville, VA. The City is Very...
Hook turns 10: A decade of digging
Published on Feb 9th, 2012
7 comments The tale of the Hook's sudden founding ten years ago has oft been told, so I won't rehash it here. What I will repeat are a few exciting highlights. My personal favorite is the fact that the first...
Big scrap: Artists fight for their right to pick
Published on Feb 6th, 2012
7 comments If you've ever hauled junk to the Meade Avenue place long known as Coiner's Scrap Iron and Metal, there's a chance that your old gutter, gear, appliance, or tin slab never got melted down, that it...
Snap: Main Street in Orange
Published on Feb 5th, 2012
0 comments Just another quiet Thursday afternoon on Main Street in the town of Orange, in this case the 26th of January.
Green in Greene: Rural retreat offers outdoor living, entertaining
Published on Feb 2nd, 2012
0 comments Address: 2820 Middle River RoadNeighborhood: Stanardsville in Greene CountyAsking: $349,000Assessment: $260,900Year Built: 2006Size:  3,010 finished sq. ft., 480 unfinishedLand: 2.0 acresCurb...
Albemarle topped 100,000 population around 12/16/10
Published on Jan 31st, 2012
9 comments A new population report from UVA's Weldon Cooper Center, showing that local growth outpaced the state average, indicates that Albemarle hit the 100,000 mark somewhere around December 16, 2010. That's...
Green monster: UVA's ped-stopping fence claims a victim
Published on Jan 28th, 2012
18 comments It took 12 years, but an overnight impalement indicates that the so-called "Green Monster" has claimed its first injury victim. Fire Chief Charles Werner reports that rescue workers arrived at 258...
Quieter side: Montvue ranch sprawls like its land
Published on Jan 26th, 2012
6 comments Address: 2700 Magnolia DriveNeighborhood: Montvue in Albemarle CountyAsking: $559,000Assessment: $467,200Year Built: 1960Size: 4,676 fin. sq. ft.Land: 4.538 acresAgent: Tommy Brannock, Better...
Another death: Albemarle traffic fatalities rise to 21
Published on Jan 25th, 2012
8 comments In November, after five people died in crashes in less than a week and with 19 deaths for the year, Albemarle was looking at its highest number of traffic fatalities since 2003. Since then, two more...