Snap o' the Day

Stuck on the Buckingham Branch
Published on Jul 6th, 2012
8 comments Falling trees along the rail lines that connect Charlottesville to Chicago have put a stop to all rail traffic along the CSX/Buckingham Branch rail line. Empty grain cars have been stranded rail...
Not the usual Towe boat-sighting
Published on Jul 2nd, 2012
0 comments Every day, canoes, kayaks, and little fishing boats put-in to the Rivanna at Darden Towe Park. But Sunday, July 1 looked a little different as a replica of a "white pirogue," part of the flotilla...
Sullivan returns... to Beta Bridge
Published on Jun 28th, 2012
10 comments We saw a multi-aged group of fans of UVA and Teresa Sullivan laying down the orange shortly before dusk on Tuesday, the 26th of June, not long after the Lawn erupted in joyful noise over the...
Shanked drive: Car wrecks at golf club
Published on Jun 27th, 2012
2 comments A car lies wrecked by the golf course of the Country Club of Virginia in Richmond. The driver, who may have swerved, was reportedly uninjured.
Message to the Rector
Published on Jun 22nd, 2012
10 comments A passerby gives two thumbs up to a statement painted on Beta Bridge.
Unauthorized dialogue: 'Palace coup meets grassroots rebellion'
Published on Jun 18th, 2012
30 comments An overnight message hand-scrawled in thick red marker defied UVA's official attempts to wipe it clean. G R E E E D (they added a bonus "E") spelled out over the six Corinthian columns on the north...
Mysterious milky water at Sugar Hollow
Published on Jun 12th, 2012
11 comments Pete Myers has been visiting Sugar Hollow for 20 years, and he calls the milky milieu he saw last weekend "astounding." Says Myers, "I've never seen anything like this here, ever." He's not the only...
The Truth Booth
Published on Jun 8th, 2012
2 comments People check out the Truth Booth, a mobile audio/video studio capturing citizen input set up in the front yard of the City's McGuffey Art Center on day one of Look3: Charlottesville Festival of the...
A parking deck arises
Published on Jun 7th, 2012
1 comments The Jefferson School has been a hub of construction activity since it got the cash for an $18-million rehab late last summer. The plans include a parking deck, now emerging along 4th Street NW....
Saving Bambi
Published on Jun 4th, 2012
19 comments A samaritan who plucked a newborn fawn that had been wandering amid the traffic of Mint Springs Road near Crozet directs a trio of girls to return the errant youth to its mother, a doe who was...
Gilding with Gilden
Published on Jun 3rd, 2012
0 comments Mural-sized photographs by Bruce Gilden get applied to the side of the Regal cinema on the Downtown Mall by a team of volunteers on the morning of Thursday, May 31. The Charlottesville Festival of...
Blood on the bricks
Published on May 31st, 2012
2 comments A six-foot swath of blood drops splattered on the Downtown Mall bricks near the crossing at Second Street greeted people Thursday morning. Police had not responded to an inquiry from the Hook at post...
Bikini bonfire
Published on May 29th, 2012
0 comments In Western Albemarle a bonfire burns as nearly a dozen bikini-clad girls run around it. Must be some sort of Memorial Day ceremony– or else it was a birthday party for the daughter of a pyro.
Jennifer Stuart: She's the Paramount Idol winner
Published on May 23rd, 2012
2 comments On the same night that semi-shaven fellow with similar first and last names won the eleventh season of American Idol, a Central Virginian was named the winner of the Paramount Idol, a spiffy little...
Over Alan Jackson
Published on May 20th, 2012
0 comments This is how the free Sunday evening concert that country music superstar Alan Jackson gave the people of Louisa County looked. The May 20 event was limited to a crowd of 6,000– 3,000 residents...
When trees sprout photographs...
Published on May 18th, 2012
0 comments ...That means Look3, Charlottesville's photography fest, is just around the corner. The underwater photos of National Geographic's David Doubilet started going up at 7am Friday, May 18. Doubilet will...
Shadwell surprise-- for some, anyway
Published on May 14th, 2012
2 comments Beginning May 1, drivers on the east side of town have been dealing with an interruption as the Virginia Department of Transportation rebuilds the 73-year-old bridge carrying U.S. 250 across the CSX/...
Those Darlins at the Haven
Published on May 12th, 2012
0 comments Those Darlins helped open the big final weekend of the Tom Tom Founders Festival by performing May 11 at the Haven, the downtown church turned day shelter for down-on-their-luck folks.
Keeping our fountains flowing
Published on May 10th, 2012
1 comments Twobears Burgos is the fountain expert with Charlottesville Parks & Rec, and he's performing maintenance on the Central Place fountain on the Downtown Mall to keep it from getting clogged up....
Where's the fire?
Published on May 9th, 2012
0 comments A stove fire at the Nook around 1:30pm May 9 brings at least four Charlottesville firetrucks to the Downtown Mall and evacuates the restaurant. Damage is minimal, according to a firefighter on the...