Snap o' the Day

Colbert report
Published on May 2nd, 2013
0 comments Giddy that political satirist Stephen Colbert will be in town as keynote speaker for the 2013 UVA Valedictory Exercises May 18, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression...
Garden week on Hartman's Mill Road
Published on Apr 26th, 2013
0 comments Historic Garden Week is in full swing, and there are plenty of lush gardens all over town that are not on the official tour. Asher Conn's profusion of tulips and creeping phlox in his yard at 109...
The '80s called and wants its video games back
Published on Apr 22nd, 2013
2 comments Retro-stalgia moment when Ms. Pac-Man is spotted on 2nd Street. One of the most popular video games ever, Ms. Pac-Man is back and moving to Miller's, along with another blast from the past: pinball...
Illegal sign removal-- coming soon?
Published on Apr 19th, 2013
0 comments Remember when Albemarle County announced at the end of March that its staff would be removing advertising signs in highway rights-of-way, particularly in entrance corridors? Well, apparently the...
Poems in your pockets
Published on Apr 18th, 2013
0 comments Jefferson Madison Regional Library employee Chris Smith spreads the joy of poetry on the Downtown Mall on Thursday, April 18, for the library's "Poem in Your Pocket" day. April is National Poetry...
Line at the Jefferson on a Tuesday afternoon
Published on Apr 17th, 2013
0 comments The occasion for the preteen-heavy line on April 16 around 4pm at the Jefferson Theater was a V.I.P. event involving R5, a popular boy band, Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk Llezelle Dugger, who...
Flash dancers
Published on Apr 12th, 2013
0 comments If dancers seem to be spontaneously making the Downtown Mall their stage on April 12, odds are good that it was part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival. Veronica Hart and Katie Schetlick danced outside...
Rally for immigration reform
Published on Apr 9th, 2013
1 comments Five-year-old Yovani Hernandez joins his dad, José Hernandez, and dozens more April 8 on the corners of Ridge-McIntire and Preston Avenue at and across from the Albemarle County Office Building....
Azalea in the snow
Published on Apr 4th, 2013
0 comments An azalea outside the Main Street Arena ignores the snow piled around it and blooms anyway. Photographed around 1pm, April 4 at 42 degrees. Update 7:05pm: Frozen matter is falling west of town at 39...
Sign o' the times
Published on Mar 27th, 2013
0 comments Ruby Reed Guy-Wolnick (pink hat) attends a rally on the Downtown Mall with her moms, Meridith Wolnick and Deborah Guy, on March 26, the same day the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on California's...
John Lewis and the power of love
Published on Mar 26th, 2013
3 comments Civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis was arrested 40 times in the '60s, and four times since he's been in Congress. The youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and the leader of the...
Another snow day-- for some
Published on Mar 25th, 2013
0 comments Late March brings another four or more inches of heavy, wet snow, closing city and county schools yet again. No such luck for UVA students trudging to class on Monday, March 25.
Carousel in the cold
Published on Mar 22nd, 2013
0 comments The carousel at Central Place is supposed to celebrate the Virginia Festival of the Book and the coming of spring. On Friday morning at 34 degrees, that seems like a brisk proposition, but maybe it'...
Senator Snowe got the memo
Published on Mar 18th, 2013
1 comments Senator Olympia Snowe's magenta jacket matched perfectly with the hair of Emily Couric scholarship finalist Page Grissom from Murray High School at the March 18 Omni luncheon. Correction and update 3...
Treacherous path
Published on Mar 7th, 2013
11 comments Pedestrian Paul Hostetler navigates his way down West Main Street in front of the Amtrak station around 9am March 7, the day after the big snow. "It was terrible," says Hostetler of his walk. City...
The end of language
Published on Mar 4th, 2013
1 comments Kate Farrell and Alessandra van der Meulen become part of an art installation March 1 at Ruffin Hall called "The end of language." Curated by local artist/UVA prof Dean Dass – these page-...
Disorderly solution? Deaton proposes new pot possession charge
Published on Feb 27th, 2013
4 comments At the same time Colorado and Washington are decriminalizing marijuana possession, the issue popped up again at the February 19 Charlottesville City Council meeting, when Council voted 3-2 against...
Virginia is for lovers-- unless you're gay and wanna get married
Published on Feb 15th, 2013
45 comments Many enamored couples choose Valentine's Day to get married, and André Hakes and Catherine Gillespie would like to be among them. But even on Valentine's Day with a big chocolate-filled, heart-shaped...
Winter jasmine watch
Published on Jan 30th, 2013
0 comments It's become something of a tradition for the Hook to snag a photo of the winter jasmine in bloom below Carr's Hill on University Avenue as a bellwether of Spring, sort of our own version of Groundhog...
Birds of a feather
Published on Jan 27th, 2013
2 comments Hey, we thought they flocked together, but this juvenile swan joining Canada geese at Beaver Creek Reservoir in Crozet apparently didn't get that memo. The Wildlife Center in Waynesboro took a look...
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