Snap o' the Day

Snap: Burning bushes, but no God
Published on May 9th, 2010
4 comments A Charlottesville firefighter extinguishes the blaze. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER While there were several burning bushes downtown Sunday at 3:26pm, God didn't appear (at least not in any obvious way)....
Snap: Kid at a castle
Published on May 9th, 2010
1 comments A child enjoys the cooling breeze and Italianate architecture Saturday, May 1 at Swannanoa, the 1912 mansion atop Afton Mountain and open eleven weekends this summer. Next opportunity is June 5 &...
Snap: Festival of Cultures
Published on May 8th, 2010
1 comments It was organized by the City school system. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER The Festival of Cultures has drawn hundreds, and perhaps thousands of citizens to downtown Charlottesville's Lee Park on Saturday,...
Snap o' the day: Rotunda under siege
Published on May 5th, 2010
9 comments National news media get primo parking in front of UVA's primo landmark.
Snap: 'Blue Ridge East Fall' on Barracks
Published on May 2nd, 2010
0 comments Barracks Road at U.S. 250 gets its second Art in Place mural, thanks to a bucket truck mustered on Thursday, April 29, by Photoworks. The piece is a digital reproduction of a painting by Catherine...
Snap o' the day: Firetruck on the Mall
Published on Apr 27th, 2010
0 comments A small blaze behind Wachovia Bank April 27 around lunch time evacuates the building while the air clears inside.
Snap o' the day: Poignant tribute
Published on Apr 21st, 2010
1 comments A white bicycle stands on the the corner of West Main and 4th Street NW as a memorial to UVA grad student Matt King, 23, who died April 19 after a collision with a Charlottesville Public Works truck...
Snap o' the Day: Springtime for Robert E. Lee
Published on Apr 20th, 2010
0 comments The General almost seems to tiptoe through the tulips in Lee Park.
Snap: When ski slopes melt... and nearly burn
Published on Apr 18th, 2010
0 comments Massanutten Resort, near Harrisonburg, may have closed its ski season in late March, but a few slivers of snow lingered on until at least 2pm on Thursday, April 15, as seen in this image by pilot/...
Snap: Creative branding
Published on Apr 15th, 2010
1 comments A car showing a creative branding strategy was parked yesterday, April 14, near the Downtown Mall on Second Street NW. The car touts a beer called Shock Top Belgian White, part of the Michelob line...
Snap o' the day: Garden week
Published on Apr 14th, 2010
0 comments April around here isn't just spring–- it also includes Historic Garden Week in Virginia. That official commemoration and floral adulation runs April 17-25. Locally, the good garden viewing is...
Norah Jones at the Paramount
Published on Apr 4th, 2010
0 comments Fresh from Madison Square Garden, she packed the Paramount on Thursday, April 1. Check out the images by Tom Daly.
Snap: One Ice Park for sale
Published on Apr 3rd, 2010
8 comments Wanna buy a struggling Ice Park for $4.1 million? Call Bob Kahn at 245-5050.
Snap: Efflorescence by the Chapel
Published on Apr 2nd, 2010
1 comments The Downtown Mall is not the only place where bricks are showing a bit of springtime efflorescence. Here, the new bricks outside the UVA Chapel, photographed on March 31, show the same phenomenon of...
Snap: UVA Lawn teems with sun-lovers
Published on Mar 31st, 2010
2 comments The UVA Lawn teemed Wednesday with Frisbee throwing and other revelry, as the sky was blue, the high temperature reached 76 degrees, and shorts and flip-flops were seen in abundance. (Thursday may...
Snap: MyKonos coming soon
Published on Mar 23rd, 2010
3 comments Looks like a Greek-American restaurant named MyKonos Caf© is opening up in the former Old Grounds Caf© space near Cici’s Pizza. We contacted Great Eastern Management to find out more, but have not...
Snap: Spring in Belmont
Published on Mar 20th, 2010
3 comments Spring shows in the form of Stonehenge Avenue daffodils, or jonquils as some like the call these floral harbingers (but technically called Narcissus), in the Belmont neighborhood. Saturday's weather...
Snap: Where's the Mall?
Published on Mar 19th, 2010
7 comments New signs, such as this one on Market Street at Lee Park, have just begun to dot the area surrounding the Downtown Mall to keep hapless visitors from circling for hours. The budget for the new "...
Snap o' the day: And then there were 3
Published on Mar 18th, 2010
0 comments The March 17 kickoff of the Virginia Festival of the Book means more than wearing o' the green to local fiction writers: It's also when the winners of the John Grisham-judged Hook short story contest...
Snap: Michael Franti in the Corner Lounge
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
0 comments To some music fans, March 16 means a John Mayer concert, but to many others–- including the 40 radio station contest winners who gathered upstairs at The Sound studio on Prestion Avenue earlier...