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Ragged indeed: Neighbors say dormant burn pile sparked massive blaze
Published on Feb 19th, 2011
93 comments Could it be that somebody in Ivy didn't get the memo that Saturday, February 19, was a "red flag day," a time of high winds and dry conditions that were prime time for fanning a fire? According to...
Dislike outages? Wait until tomorrow's high winds
Published on Feb 18th, 2011
0 comments ONLINE ONLY STORY People are reporting that power is out on parts of the UVA Grounds, as Dominion Virginia Power reports a 242-customer outage in that area, and quirky UVA radio station WTJU is...
Where there's smoke, there's ire: Condo conflict lights up in Hessian Hills
Published on Feb 15th, 2011
32 comments When Eileen Aiken bought a condominium at the Hessian Hills complex in 2005, it was the first time she'd ever owned her own home. Five years later, house pride has turned into a living hell, and she...
Rapist appeals stalking conviction
Published on Jan 28th, 2011
8 comments Jeffrey Theodore Kitze. PHOTO CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE Jeffrey Kitze, who spent 20 years in prison for the 1989 rape of his sister's roommate the day after both young women graduated from UVA Law...
CCDC: "Community Engagement at the Jefferson School"
Published on Jan 28th, 2011
0 comments The Jefferson School's 1940 Graduating Class. The Charlottesville Community Design Center presents "Community Engagement at the Jefferson School," an exhibit that examines the past and future of...
46th Annual Spring Book Sale!
Published on Jan 19th, 2011
0 comments Sponsored by the Friends of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library The Annual Spring Book Sale is the Friends of JMRL’s primary fundraiser. Proceeds from this annual event benefit the Jefferson-...
Restaurant Week welcomes Bavarian Chef, Brookville
Published on Jan 18th, 2011
4 comments Harrison Keevil in the kitchen at Brookville. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Well, it's the dead of winter, foodies. And that can mean only one thing. Restaurant Week is upon us! Since the C&O and...
Heat is on: AG says Biscuit Run deal under scrutiny
Published on Jan 11th, 2011
71 comments Recently disclosed details of the Biscuit Run state park deal have prompted more than public outrage–- they may have prompted an investigation into the transaction that some allege was a...
Good-bye, Albemarle Place. Hello, Trader Joe's?
Published on Jan 6th, 2011
22 comments Albemarle Place has now become Stonefield, but the big vision for a commercial and residential village is still the same. RENDERING FROM EDENS & AVANT WEBSITE If you're one of those who bet that...
Woman's body identified
Published on Jan 4th, 2011
13 comments The woman found deceased in her car near Preston Avenue on Monday, January 3 has been identified. She is 27-year-old Courtney T. Chambers. According to Charlottesville Police Lt. Ronnie Roberts,...
More options for would-be drunk drivers
Published on Dec 28th, 2010
6 comments For 21 years, the Chandler Law Group has provided safe rides home over the holidays for imbibing drivers. This year, another personal injury law firm will pick up the tab if you call a cab. Allen,...
Valley Mission Night at Shenandoah Pizza
Published on Dec 22nd, 2010
0 comments Musicians of all types will gather Tuesday, December 28 from 6-10pm at Shenandoah Pizza, on East Beverley Street in Staunton to raise money for the Valley Mission. A portion of the restaurant’s...
Winter attacks! New sidewalk-clearing law focuses on fees, not jail
Published on Dec 16th, 2010
27 comments Unshoveled sidewalks like this one on Water Street were common last winter. Officials hope the new ordinance will prevent a repeat. FILE PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE No one teaches a lesson quite like...
Fairy Castle: City still fixing 'world class' McGuffey Park
Published on Dec 14th, 2010
22 comments The slide and sandbox structure has been removed to make way for a "Fairy Castle." PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Less than three years after McGuffey Park received a controversial $700,000 make-over, work has...
Stresses public trust: Fairfax sniper-case cop named Albemarle police chief
Published on Dec 13th, 2010
11 comments New Albemarle police chief Steve Sellers starts work January 18. PUBLICITY PHOTO Fairfax Deputy Police Chief Steve Sellers will be the next Albemarle County Police chief, county exec Bob Tucker...
More Mo: Jones in as city manager
Published on Dec 3rd, 2010
105 comments Maurice Jones elbowed out 80 other candidates to take the top city job. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE After a four-month job search that drew over 80 applicants from all over the country, City Council went...
Meals on Wheels gets gift from Walmart
Published on Nov 29th, 2010
0 comments Meal on Wheels has been serving it up for over 30 years locally–-now Walmart has given them a little boost. PHOTO FROM MEALS ON WHEELS WEBSITE Earlier this month, Walmart announced it was...
CCDC: "Housing the Future: Reinventing Where We Age"
Published on Nov 26th, 2010
0 comments The Charlottesville Community Design Center features "Housing the Future: Reinventing Where We Age," an exhibit of innovative approaches to inclusive housing aimed at accommodating the needs of...
Snap o' the day: Butchered tree in autumn
Published on Nov 23rd, 2010
15 comments Bury my heart at wounded tree: Railroad Avenue in Crozet, photographed November 21. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Despite an unfortunate proximity to power lines and a brutal haircut, this Crozet oak hangs...
Snap: Grand Illumination
Published on Nov 20th, 2010
0 comments Twas an 18-foot fir. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The city's holiday tree (as it's ecumenically called) was lit Friday night on the Downtown Mall in a ceremony that featured kids events and the...