Snap o' the Day

Lockn' loaded
Published on Sep 10th, 2013
5 comments Traffic snarls at the outset of the Lockn' music festival caused tempers to flare, but cars were inside and parked and festival goers were rockn' on Saturday afternoon, September 7.
TCFW: Too cute for words?
Published on Sep 6th, 2013
0 comments We don't often stop for the adorable animal photo, but Jada was too cool sitting in front of the Jefferson Theater September 5 with owner Mike Sloan, who says she attracts lots of photographers. And...
Longo named chief of chiefs
Published on Sep 1st, 2013
4 comments Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo was named president of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police August 27 in Williamsburg. The Hook caught up with him August 29 on the Downtown Mall, and...
Appeal to higher power for missing teen
Published on Aug 26th, 2013
0 comments The sign in front of the Nelson United Methodist Church in Arrington on U.S. 29, a.k.a. Thomas Nelson Highway, reminds that 17-year-old Alexis Murphy, missing since August 3, has not been found.
The Landmark: Still here
Published on Aug 22nd, 2013
0 comments The Landmark Hotel, skeletal since 2009, looms over The Box's patio.
Another Jersey barrier on West Main
Published on Aug 14th, 2013
0 comments The construction of the 200-plus-apartments-and-commercial-use Plaza on West Main brings the second strip of concrete barricades within a few blocks. Unlike the UVA Battle Building on the corner of...
Crozet Library readies for its close-up
Published on Aug 6th, 2013
0 comments Crozet's huge new library nears its grand opening, likely sometime in September. The 23,000-square-foot facility that looms above Crozet Avenue includes 17,489-square-feet of library space— 10 times...
Seventy-six trombones led the big parade
Published on Jul 15th, 2013
1 comments Okay, it's not 76, but when do you see even three trombones? That would be at the July 12 Fridays after Five, which featured Richmond's No BS! Brass Band, with its conservatory-trained, New Orleans/...
14th Street bridge eats another truck
Published on Jul 8th, 2013
0 comments   Related stuck trucks Another stuck truck at the 14th Street bridge Snap o' the day: Stuck truck o' the day Truck wedged under Corner bridge Usually when we happen upon a casualty of the 14th...
Dave Matthews at Monticello
Published on Jul 4th, 2013
10 comments Musician Dave Matthews, sitting beside the president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Leslie Greene Bowman, was the speaker at the annual Monticello Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization...
Landmark day: Honk if you support gay rights
Published on Jun 26th, 2013
0 comments A torrential storm could not dampen the celebration in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic June 26 decision that affects gay marriage rights. More that two dozen rainbow-flag-waving people...
Boys of Summer at McIntire Little League
Published on Jun 17th, 2013
0 comments Ballplayers at McIntire Little League sit up on top of the dugout to watch the Home Run Derby on Sunday, June 16, a long-time tradition on the final day of the season.
Dive-bombing the mall?
Published on Jun 12th, 2013
0 comments Giant photos in trees on the Downtown Mall signal the Look3 Festival of the Photograph, which starts June 12. Photographer Tim Laman captured a male red bird of paradise in Batanta Island, Indonesia...
Dem decision: Slow day at the polls for primary
Published on Jun 11th, 2013
0 comments The polls were slow on Tuesday, June 11, as a small percentage of Charlottesville residents showed up to cast ballots in the Democratic primary. While Rick Sincere, chairman of the Electoral Board...
Crozet Library nears completion
Published on Jun 3rd, 2013
0 comments The long-awaited new library in Crozet, more than 10 times larger than the current 1,700-square-foot facility, is expected to open this fall. Meanwhile, a volunteer group, Build Crozet Library, is...
Copper top: Rotunda gleams for graduation
Published on May 21st, 2013
0 comments Final exercises at University of Virginia took place on the Lawn last weekend, May 18 and 19, and while much was made of tradition, something was different: the dome of the Rotunda was copper colored...
The planting of the planters
Published on May 17th, 2013
0 comments Robbie Kuykendall and Aubrey Howers are doing the spring planting of the planters May 16 on the Downtown Mall. Even though that's right before graduation weekend, John Mann, the guy in charge of...
Lieutenant gov candidate on Water Street
Published on May 16th, 2013
0 comments When this picture was snapped May 14, nine people– seven of them Republican– were vying for the seemingly ho-hum position of lieutenant governor. By May 18, the GOP had picked its nominee...
Another old building demolished on West Main
Published on May 13th, 2013
1 comments The 1939-built Merchant's Tire building is now just a memory as the site at 854 West Main prepares to become the Plaza at West Main, a mixed use project of 219 residential units west of the Amtrak...
Bob Fenwick, small-business candidate
Published on May 7th, 2013
0 comments City Council candidate Bob Fenwick wants the plight of small businesses and nonprofits to be represented on council. "Many times City Council and city staff appear to treat businesses as a source of...