Snap o' the Day

Wertland blaze: No injuries in morning house fire
Published on Jan 21st, 2013
2 comments There are no reported injuries from an early morning blaze at 1256 Wertland Street. According to Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner, the fire was reported at 5:11am on Monday, January 21, and...
The walls on the Garage go up, up, up
Published on Jan 8th, 2013
0 comments The Garage, Charlottesville's tiniest all-purpose venue, was the victim of a car smashing through its walls in September from the Hill and Wood Funeral Service parking lot. The errant elderly driver...
The wheels on the bus...
Published on Dec 10th, 2012
0 comments A school bus gets a workout Saturday as a 16-year-old drives the retired-from-service vehicle through a Greenwood-area cow field.
Bald eagle in Greenwood
Published on Dec 7th, 2012
11 comments Afton resident Ruby Hutchinson was making her usual morning commute to Charlottesville on U.S. 250 recently when she spotted an example of our national bird perched on a tree near the recently-sold...
Smoking on McIntire
Published on Dec 6th, 2012
1 comments Workers were revving up the resins Thursday morning as Tri-State Utilities rehabbed underground stormwater pipes along McIntire Road. The Chesapeake-based company touts its service for providing "a...
A tree half trimmed
Published on Nov 21st, 2012
0 comments John Stoudt and Rick Dilelio (on ladder) had until Friday evening, November 23, to finish decorating the downtown Christmas tree before its scheduled Grand Illumination at 6pm. Photographed around 1:...
Twinkies crisis hits locally
Published on Nov 20th, 2012
3 comments Shortly after Twinkies-provider Hostess Brands announced it was ceasing production Friday, November 16, the iconic cream-filled cakes were being sold on eBay. By Saturday, in three stores on Pantops...
Up on the roof
Published on Nov 18th, 2012
1 comments Two years ago, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors approved bond-backed spending of up to $6.7 million (including structural, fire-suppression, and elevator modifications) for a roof-top...
A white deer on the prowl
Published on Nov 16th, 2012
9 comments A white deer, appearing to be an albino white-tailed buck, recently ventured in the Western Albemarle yard of Susan Heald, who snapped this image on the morning of November 5. (Hunting season begins...
Lyle Lovett and his guitar play the Paramount
Published on Nov 15th, 2012
0 comments Noted Americana artist Lyle Lovett gave an acoustic show at the Paramount Theater on Wednesday, November 14. He graciously let photographer Milo Farineau capture the first three songs.
Excitement on Fairway Avenue
Published on Nov 12th, 2012
0 comments Workers deal with water spraying from an underground pipe Monday on Fairway Avenue in the Woolen Mills neighborhood.
Bond on Bond
Published on Nov 10th, 2012
15 comments The grand opening film at the biggest and most luxurious movie theater in Charlottesville was Skyfall, the newest movie in the James Bond spy series; and, appropriately, the box office faces Bond...
Transparency now: Protestors call for Dragas' resignation
Published on Nov 8th, 2012
118 comments A group of University of Virginia undergraduates, graduate students, and a few faculty members, marched across Grounds today to a meeting of the Board of Visitors at the Harrison Institute to demand...
Dumler back in action
Published on Nov 7th, 2012
10 comments Supervisor Christopher Dumler attended his first Albemarle Board of Supervisors meeting since his October 18 arrest for forcible sodomy. The accused 27-year-old attorney sipped coffee November 7 as...
Libertarian reminder in Crozet
Published on Nov 6th, 2012
0 comments Amid the Romney, Obama, Kaine, Allen, Hurt and Douglass signs at Crozet Elementary on Election Day were two for a candidate we almost had forgotten is on the ballot: former New Mexico governor and...
'Tis the season
Published on Nov 3rd, 2012
0 comments JMU student John Geary decided that as long as he had the sign and costume, he'd exercise his first amendment rights in Charlottesville on the corner favored by protesters in front of the U.S....
Two former guvs: Kaine and Warner push for Senate
Published on Nov 1st, 2012
11 comments Former governors Tim Kaine and Mark Warner stopped by Democratic headquarters on the Downtown Mall November 1 in a home-stretch push to elect Kaine to the U.S. Senate. "In five days now, he'll be the...
The Great Pumpkin (the mutant version)
Published on Oct 29th, 2012
0 comments It looked like a Great Mutant Pumpkin had landed near the UVA hospital complex to a passerby on Saturday afternoon, the 27th of October. Related: Soaked and chilled: 'Frankenstorm' to start wetting...
Pole on Park
Published on Oct 25th, 2012
0 comments A utility pole felled by a vehicular crash had Park Street closed for a while shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, October 25.
Fall on the Lawn
Published on Oct 19th, 2012
0 comments A recent misty morning gave the UVA Lawn a chance to shine.
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