Community

Whole Foods gets new landlord
Published on Jun 5th, 2007
0 comments Looks like Chuck Lebo, president of Lebo Properties, which manages Shopper’s World on Route 29, won’t have to worry anymore about leaflet-toting political candidates. The Washington Business Journal...
Kleeman official as Council candidate
Published on May 31st, 2007
0 comments Two weeks ago, Squeaky Wheel columnist Peter Kleeman hedged his bet and said he was considering a run for City Council– as he collected the 125 signatures necessary to get on the ballot as an...
Herskowitz named tops in touring
Published on May 30th, 2007
0 comments Film festival director Richard Herskowitz has been named the Tourism Person of the Year by the local tourist board, according to a release. The presentation occurred last night at a ceremony inside...
Lynch: vote for Edwards, McKeever, and mayor
Published on May 29th, 2007
4 comments This morning an outgoing City Councilor issued the first endorsements of the upcoming election, but already his statements have come under fire from a former councilor. Incumbent Kevin Lynch,...
Beta Bridge painters revealed
Published on May 28th, 2007
1 comments A group of heretofore mysterious artists have finally been revealed as the painters of the masterful faux brick design that has covered the east side of Beta Bridge for the past month. Impressive...
UVA to demo 23 buildings at Blue Ridge Hospital
Published on May 21st, 2007
4 comments For almost 30 years, the crumbling Blue Ridge Tuberculosis Sanatorium along Route 20 South has been in the shadow of the wrecking ball. Now it appears the ball is going to swing, as the owner has...
Hook columnist considers run for Council
Published on May 18th, 2007
0 comments The Squeaky Wheel may eventually have to go on hiatus, but the City Council race just got more interesting with the entry of transportation activist Peter Kleeman, who is collecting signatures to...
Whitehead no fan of Falwell’s church-state brew
Published on May 16th, 2007
2 comments While lauding the personable and prankster sides of fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell, who died yesterday in Lynchburg, freedom fighter John W. Whitehead reveals that he was no fan of Falwell's...
Clear channel: WNRN gets new sound
Published on May 16th, 2007
2 comments Going up: WNRN's new antenna rises to the occasion via the crane on the right. PHOTO BY JON HALL Regular listeners to WNRN may have noticed over the past month that the modern rock station wasn't...
$10,000 reward for St. Anne’s letter writer
Published on May 15th, 2007
7 comments Katharine Almy, the local woman who sued John Grisham and his St. Anne's-Belfield colleagues for emotional distress, announced today that she is now offering a $10,000 reward for evidence leading...
Bold City slogan retired
Published on May 15th, 2007
5 comments For three years now, ever since Frommer's ranked Charlottesville the #1 place to live in America, the City has sported the slogan: City of Charlottesville: The Best Place to Live in America."...
Urge to merge!
Published on May 15th, 2007
1 comments A year and a half after four Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge board members resigned, citing "eroding" community support, "deteriorating" leadership, and "dysfunctional programs," things are...
Cox lays down his toilet brush
Published on May 9th, 2007
6 comments After making Constitutional history by being the first person to defend the First Amendment with a toilet brush, Charlottesville resident Kevin Cox is calling it quits. "I'm not touching it again...
Lennon and Yoko Liked Charlottesville!
Published on May 9th, 2007
11 comments When a delusional fan shot and killed John Lennon outside his home in New York in 1980, his family lost a father and husband; the world lost a visionary. But what has never been confirmed until...
Hookcast for May 10, 2007
Published on May 9th, 2007
0 comments Festival of the Photo, John and Yoko in Charlottesville, Delighted Dems ON THIS WEEK’S COVER: Picture this!: Festival of the photograph comes into focus Internationally renowned photographer Nick...
Another WAHS employee arrested
Published on May 4th, 2007
4 comments A tipsy 15-year-old girl at Western Albemarle High Tuesday led to the arrest of JV softball coach Alisha D. Stewart, 24, of Faber. Yesterday Stewart was charged with two counts of contributing to...
New park, new name… new future for City trails?
Published on May 3rd, 2007
1 comments In January, the City Parks & Rec department ran a contest of sorts, seeking possible names for a new park/trail on an island of land between the Skate Park on McIntire Road and the Recycling...
Deadly pennies?
Published on May 3rd, 2007
4 comments In 2001, UVA physics professor Louis Bloomfield made national headlines for catching cheaters. Six years later, Bloomfield is making headlines for catching something else: pennies. Bloomfield,...
Allen invests in Charlottesville– again
Published on May 3rd, 2007
5 comments G. Moffett Cochran V FILE PHOTO BY LAUREN BROOKS Microsoft co-founder/billionaire Paul Allen lost $60 million the first time he put money in a Charlottesville-based company. Undeterred, he's...
Year later: talks stalled in courthouse collapse
Published on May 1st, 2007
4 comments It's been over a year since the northeast corner of the old Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court building collapsed during a $13.5 million renovation, but as passers-by have noticed, little has...