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Captain Frank's: The sea comes to downtown Palmyra
Published on Dec 15th, 2009
15 comments Frank Winer, owner of Captain Frank's Seafood Restaurant in Palmyra. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Touring downtown Palmyra recently (which doesn’t take long), Dish spotted a huge yellow Hummer parked...
'Relationship guy': Mike London reveals coaching strategy
Published on Dec 7th, 2009
15 comments UVA athletic director Craig Littlepage, left, introduces UVA's new head football coach Mike London. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR UVA athletic director Craig Littlepage announced that University of Richmond...
'Mancession' causing problems-- but less divorce
Published on Dec 7th, 2009
77 comments The great recession has dramatically hit men without college degrees, thus resulting in a "mancession," according to UVA researcher W. Bradford Wilcox, who has released a new "State of Our Unions"...
Author: It's Tiger's 'Monica Lewinsky' moment
Published on Dec 3rd, 2009
21 comments Tiger Woods meets with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office back in April. PHOTO BY PETE SOUZA While the world appears shocked by Tiger Wood’s recent car accident, the result of an apparent...
Book Fest co-founder dies
Published on Nov 25th, 2009
4 comments Cal Otto, one of three men who founded the Virginia Festival of the Book in 1994, died November 23 in Colorado Springs at age 79. "He and I and Tom Dowd are typically credited with starting it,"...
Corinne T. Field gives lunch talk at VFH
Published on Nov 24th, 2009
0 comments Women’s Rights and the Struggle for Equal Adulthood in America, 1792-1939 Field recently earned her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. She has taught in the University of Virginia’s Studies...
Paul Gaston at New Dominion
Published on Nov 24th, 2009
0 comments Legendary UVA professor and civil rights activist Paul M. Gaston, who was indeed awarded the Legendary Civil Rights Activist Award by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Branch of the NAACP in 2008, reads...
Lemons, Smith return to New Dominion
Published on Nov 24th, 2009
0 comments Author Carol Lemons and Illustrator Holly Smith return and will be signing copies of their book Matisse and the Boy Who Loved to Draw at the New Dominion Bookshop on Saturday, December 12 from 10am...
Marietta McCarty at New Dominion
Published on Nov 24th, 2009
0 comments Author of national bestseller Little Big Minds, a guide for adults to share philosophy with children, Marietta McCarty is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Piedmont Virginia Community...
A 'Follow the River' farm gets protected
Published on Nov 21st, 2009
1 comments The 313-acre Ingles Ferry Farm, site of a New River crossing operated by Mary Draper Ingles, the pioneer woman whose incredible trek back from her kidnapping by Shawnee warriors inspired Follow the...
Chang lands at Taste of China
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
0 comments Dish’s foodie spys tell him that Taste of China, which recently opened in the Albemarle Square Shopping Center, is the real deal. Apparently, a very itinerant but renowned Szechuan chef named Peter...
ââ?¬Ë?Updateââ?¬â?¢ on search for new UVA President
Published on Oct 30th, 2009
4 comments According to University Rector John O. Wynne, the update is that there will be no updates, as “presidential searches can be effective only if candidates are assured of confidentiality. We also have...
Robert M. Poole on Arlington National Cemetery
Published on Oct 29th, 2009
0 comments Author and historian Robert M. Poole will discuss the subject of his new book On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery at the New Dominion Bookshop on Thursday, November 12 at 5:...
Go Daddy guy gets motorcycle cake
Published on Oct 28th, 2009
5 comments How did we miss this one? Arizona news outlets report that GoDaddy.com CEO Bob Parsons–- as famous for founding the popular domain registrar and web-hosting company and he is for his "GoDaddy...
'Unquiet mind' author at UVA
Published on Oct 28th, 2009
0 comments Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University who is a leading specialist on mood disorders, and author of the An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, which...
Local good-bye: Farmer, activist Kathryn Russell
Published on Oct 27th, 2009
1 comments Kathryn Russell, bottom left, seen here a few years ago with her husband Wayne and some of their eight children and four grandchildren. PHOTO FROM MAJESTY FARM WEBSITE The local food movement lost...
Downtown Mall designer dies
Published on Oct 27th, 2009
0 comments Landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, 93, died Sunday, October 25, at age 93. Along with Charlottesville's Downtown Mall in 1976, Halprin designed the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC...
Where is Gary O'Connell?
Published on Oct 27th, 2009
20 comments Charlottesville’s City Manager, Gary O’Connell, has been on medical leave since October 22, says City spokesperson Ric Barrick, recovering at home from a “private” and unknown medical procedure that...
Local poets rack up Library of VA awards
Published on Oct 20th, 2009
0 comments Charlottesville writers dominated in poetry at the 12th Library of Virginia awards October 17 in Richmond. UVA English prof Lisa Russ Spaar won the poetry prize for Satin Cash, her fourth collection...
Fenwick defends Van der Linde
Published on Oct 20th, 2009
8 comments “This is a monumental waste of time and money," says Bob Fenwick of the Waste Authority's lawsuit against Peter Van der Linde, seen here on the trolley Van der Linde uses to give school tours of his...