Snap o' the Day

Snap o' the Day: Peter Pan's finale
Published on May 15th, 2009
0 comments Applause reigns for Tinkerbell and the rest of the cast as the final performance of Peter Pan's two-week run ends for the Black Box Players, a pay-to-play theater company that often manages to fill...
Snap o' the Day: new Martha Jefferson Hospital
Published on May 14th, 2009
1 comments The new Martha Jefferson Hospital rises. The 500,000 square foot, $275 million Pantops Mountain facility is expected to open in 2012. Meanwhile, MJH has found a development partner for its old Locust...
Snap o' the Day: Full trolley
Published on May 14th, 2009
0 comments The Free Trolley leaving UVA by the Rotunda shortly after 2pm on Friday, May 8 was standing-room-only. And plenty warm–- as the air-conditioning was not functioning this day.
Snap o' the Day: Bundoran Farm
Published on May 13th, 2009
0 comments Bundoran Farm, the 2,300-acre high-end “preservation” development in North Garden, on which 90 percent of the land is protected by easements, is being developed by Celebration Associates, whose...
Snap o' the Day: Uncorraled news boxes
Published on May 12th, 2009
2 comments A platoon of newspaper boxes (18 in all) stand at attention on the West end of the Mall. A number of them (1, 2, 3, 4) are not identified as serving any publication. City Councilors were at odds over...
Snap o' the Day: Jefferson's spread
Published on May 12th, 2009
0 comments Tourists at the Monticello Visitors Center study a bronze topographical relief model of Jefferson's 5000-acre plantation as it existed in the 19th century. The model, partly based on Jefferson's own...
Snap o' the Day: Grateful skull
Published on May 11th, 2009
2 comments A skull looks out from the front of a red van sporting a "steal your face" sticker on the side and a license plate reading "RHOOB." The vehicle graces the parking lot of the former home of Star Hill...
Snap o' the Day: Looking out on Hogwaller
Published on May 10th, 2009
0 comments The view of Hogwaller from an upper window in the Charlotteville Livestock Market is interesting, but so is what happens inside.
Snap o' the Day: Dems a votin'
Published on May 9th, 2009
9 comments Charlottesville Democratic voters line up Saturday morning, May 9, to vote in the City Democratic primary at the one and only election spot, Jackson P. Burley Middle School on Rose Hill Drive. A...
Snap o' the Day: Smile, Mr. Jefferson!
Published on May 8th, 2009
1 comments Tourists pose with a life-size bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson at Moniticello's new visitors center, which stands near the shuttle stop up the mountain. At 6 feet, 3 inches, the statue shows...
Snap o' the Day: Credit union guy
Published on May 6th, 2009
0 comments Homer from the UVA Community Credit Union in Crozet stands on Route 250 at Clover Lawn to welcome new neighbor Harris Teeter, whose grand opening is May 6.
Snap o' the Day: Inside the Omni
Published on May 6th, 2009
3 comments The Omni hotel, in the news recently with a Hook report on the annual property tax subsidy it receives, recently completed a $5 million renovation that transformed all of its 208 guest rooms...
Snap o' the Day: Welded rail
Published on May 5th, 2009
1 comments Ben Bryant and Clifton Maxey of the Buckingham Branch Railroad prepare to weld two pieces of rail previously connected by bolted-on bars, shortly before 9am on Tuesday, May 5, near the intersection...
Snap o' the Day: Moist footbridge
Published on May 3rd, 2009
0 comments An old footbridge near Ivy holds moss and the occasional human. Rain is now falling, and is expected to continue, off and on, all day.
Snap o' the Day: Moran greets future electorate
Published on Apr 30th, 2009
18 comments Candidate for governor Brian Moran discusses transportation policy and the renovation of the Downtown Mall, shown here at the Second Street Northwest auto crossing, with nearly two-year-old...
Snap o' the Day: New ped button
Published on Apr 29th, 2009
0 comments Walkers, including blind ones (thanks to braille printing and an audible indicator), now have a new button to press to get a white light to cross McIntire Road and Preston Avenue, in what appears to...
Snap o' the Day: Chilling in Sugar Hollow
Published on Apr 27th, 2009
4 comments The north fork of the Moormans River in Shenandoah National Park provided a cool way to deal with the weekend's blistering temps, which reached 91 Saturday and 89 Sunday, the day this image was...
Snap o' the Day: Median fleurs
Published on Apr 26th, 2009
1 comments Tulips and other flowers were blooming the afternoon of April 23 in this Preston Avenue median, with a recently renovated Wendy's fast-foodery in the background.
Snap o' the Day: Ivy Bonfire
Published on Apr 25th, 2009
1 comments A bonfire roars Friday night at an outdoor party at an unidsclosed location near Ivy.
Snap o' the day: Python on the Mall
Published on Apr 24th, 2009
19 comments Scott Shifflett creates a little chaos on the Mall with a 14-foot, 14-year old  Albino Burmese Python named, appropriately enough, Chaos. "He'd be even longer if I had a bigger cage for him," said...