Snap o' the Day

Snap o' the day: Garden Week in Crozet
Published on Apr 23rd, 2009
24 comments April 18-25 is Historic Garden Week in Virginia, and while these tulips in Crozet are not on the official tour, thanks to the magic of snap o' the day, you get to see them anyway. PHOTO BY MARY JANE...
Snap o' the Day: Ivy mail scorpion
Published on Apr 23rd, 2009
2 comments A once-drab row of mailboxes at the Ivy Hill apartment complex along Ivy Road was recently transformed into a work of public art in the form of a scorpion. "Kudos," says Ivy resident Mary Ann...
Snap o' the Day: Making it ped-friendly
Published on Apr 22nd, 2009
5 comments A City crew heats the pavement at the outlet of Old Preston Avenue at Market Street at 8:20am on April 22 in preparation for the application of crosswalk stripes. A week earlier, a crew ripped up the...
Snap o' the Day: Pond child
Published on Apr 20th, 2009
2 comments Less than an hour after a Tornado Watch was declared, a child peers over a small private pond near Ivy. The National Weather Service, which records .84 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, is...
Snap o' the Day: Beer bong at DMB
Published on Apr 19th, 2009
8 comments A Dave Matthews Band fan in the John Paul Jones Arena parking lot speedily downs a pre-concert beverage Saturday, courtesy of a beer bong.
Snap o' the Day: Kammauff Field
Published on Apr 18th, 2009
2 comments The Elks team takes the field Saturday morning on Korbon Field at the season's grand opening for McIntire Little League. In the background, up on the hill, a crew prepares to unveil the League's new...
Snap o' the day: the DMB Armada
Published on Apr 17th, 2009
6 comments Five mammoth tour buses  were parked in the Omni Hotel lot downtown Friday morning in preparation for the April 17 and 18 Dave Matthews Band shows at JPJ. The tricked out buses– at least one...
Snap o' the Day: Lonely chairs
Published on Apr 15th, 2009
0 comments The Chair Swing sat empty for most of Monday night, April 13, the fifth night of the Dogwood Festival carnival, which then closed, due to weather the following night. "See you Wednesday," says the...
Snap o' the day: Prom time at AHS
Published on Apr 14th, 2009
2 comments We're not sure what the theme is for Albemarle High's April 18 prom, but one message seems pretty clear from this crashed carcass of a car in front of the school: Don't drink and drive.
Snap o' the Day: Unstrangled tree
Published on Apr 13th, 2009
0 comments As the $7.5 million Downtown Mall resurfacing chugs toward its early May completion, some visible signals of earlier neglect have become evident. Here, a new frame for a tree grate gives this willow...
Snap o' the Day: Freedom!
Published on Apr 10th, 2009
1 comments The student newspapers at UVA and Virginia Tech won a First Amendment Award from the Virginia Press Association for just saying no to an ABC Board ban on campus newspaper alcohol advertising....
Snap o' the Day: Rugby Road morning
Published on Apr 8th, 2009
4 comments We realize that this photo, shot Tuesday morning from a car (well, a Jeep actually), is nothing too special. But we just got tired of seeing that knife-wielding PETA chicken as our "Snap o' the Day...
Snap o' the day: Knife-wielding chicken seeks revenge
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
5 comments People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have some of the more memorable protests around– we still haven't forgotten the naked protester from 2006. On March 30, chicken-suited Kristina...
Snap o' the Day: House of hope
Published on Mar 27th, 2009
0 comments Celebrating a March 26 groundbreaking are architect Fred Wolf, film director/project creator Tom Shadyac, and two prospective visitors of the First Street Church Project, Willie Cox and Freddie...
Snap o' the Day: Who's on third?
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
0 comments With lows in the 30s and highs in the 40s, it may not yet feel like spring, but Little League games have begun, including this one between the orange-shirted Hobbytown USA (formerly sponsored by...
Snap o' the day: Smoke on Sixth Street
Published on Mar 24th, 2009
0 comments Smoke billowed into the sky late in the afternoon of Monday, March 23, after a taxicab parked behind Premo Auto Body and the Yellow Cab dispatch station on the 1500 block of Sixth Street S.E. caught...
Snap o' the day: Wheels of misfortune
Published on Mar 23rd, 2009
15 comments An unlucky resident on a quiet city cul-de-sac awoke on Saturday morning to a shocking sight: all four of her wheels had been stolen overnight, and her Honda Civic had been left perched atop two...
Snap o' the Day: Norfolk's light rail
Published on Mar 21st, 2009
3 comments Construction of Norfolk's 7.4-mile, $232 million (or $288 million) light rail system advances as seen here in this March 20 view of its elevated tracks near Norfolk State University (which just...
Snap o' the day: New AG
Published on Mar 20th, 2009
2 comments No, this isn't Bob McDonnell, who resigned February 20 to run for governor. Bill Mims now has the attorney general job until January 16, 2010, and he was in town March 20 to spur lawyers to a Legal...
Snap o' the day: Letters still being written
Published on Mar 18th, 2009
0 comments Buford Middle School student Charlotte Keeley, right, is one of three Virginia winners in the Letters about Literature national writing contest, in which students write to their favorite author. The...