Snap o' the Day

They boogied... before midnight
Published on May 4th, 2012
3 comments Skip Castro entertained a massive crowd at Fridays After Five on May 4, and the crowd seemed to know the words to the songs to which they were dancing. The band, which got its start in...
Deck the Mall: Fancy Fleurie adds space for 22
Published on May 4th, 2012
14 comments Fleurie, the compact and upscale restaurant on the Downtown Mall's Third Street NE, will finally get its own café, as these images from May 3 indicate. The restaurant, owned by chef Brian Helleberg,...
All fresco: Taking farm-to-table literally
Published on May 3rd, 2012
0 comments "Our carbon footprint," says our waiter at a recent dinner at Zinc, "is pretty low from there to there." Related story Heavy metal: Zinc patio gets zincier He's pointing out the bed of herbs, peas...
Mayer Hawthorne breaks hearts at the Jefferson
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
0 comments Mayer Hawthorne, a crooning white guy in a dinner jacket whose music echoes the Stylistics and other soulful sounds of the 1960s, performed for an appreciative Monday night crowd at the Jefferson...
Splash means summer season on Mall
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
0 comments The fountains at Central Place and other locations on the Downtown Mall were "energized" on April 17, which means they were cut on and will be cascading until the fall.
Caplin theater progresses
Published on Apr 22nd, 2012
2 comments The Ruth Caplin Theatre begins its rise on Culbreth Road. Headed up by Nielsen Construction, the $13.5 million addition to the University of Virginia's drama complex will provide a 300-seat, thrust-...
Tea Party rallies on tax day
Published on Apr 17th, 2012
0 comments Three years ago, the Jefferson Area Tea Party tax day rally filled what is now the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. On April 16, a smaller band of citizens assembled at the Free Speech monument in front of...
Sunday morning painting at Madison Hall
Published on Apr 15th, 2012
0 comments While parishioners flocked to nearby St. Paul's Church, a crew of painters spent their Sunday morning painting the exterior of Madison Hall, the UVA building that holds the office of the university...
Tom Tom takes McGuffey
Published on Apr 14th, 2012
0 comments The downtown block party to kick off a month's worth of events for the inaugural Tom Tom Founders Festival took place as planned April 13 with a blocked-off Second Street NW in front of the McGuffey...
Spellbound at the Paramount
Published on Apr 11th, 2012
3 comments A team called "Spellbound" from the Daily Progress won Wordplay, a benefit cultural literacy game at the Paramount Theater Wednesday night. The April 11 event was organized to benefit the Literacy...
Wisterious house blooms with abandonment
Published on Apr 10th, 2012
0 comments Wisteria thrives at a seemingly unoccupied dwelling in Blackwells Hollow, in the northwest corner of Albemarle. Photographed April 8.
Gotta follow the rules and limits...
Published on Apr 6th, 2012
0 comments Another vehicle gets towed from the parking lot owned by Keith Woodard and patrolled by Collier's towing between Lee Park and the Downtown Mall.
Find out what gets chosen for McIntire
Published on Apr 5th, 2012
0 comments On May 16, the public can watch Jennifer McKeever and the other members of the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board discuss and potentially decide their choice among the three concepts...
Hoodie-clad man stands his ground
Published on Apr 3rd, 2012
5 comments Jim Simcoe took to the Downtown Mall to protest the death of Trayvon Martin– and the notion that freedom means no accountability. He cites Florida's stand-your-ground law, which allows deadly...
General Lee's tulips
Published on Apr 2nd, 2012
0 comments When we photographed General Robert E. Lee two years ago at tulip time, that picture was taken on April 20. This year, General Lee's tulips are at peak April 2, lending some credence to observations...
Foreboding sky over the Tuckahoe
Published on Mar 30th, 2012
0 comments With River Road's Tuckahoe condominium in the background under a stormy sky in later March, two boys walk through the Country Club of Virginia. (The longtime manager of Farmington Country Club, Phil...
Madmen... and saucy women
Published on Mar 25th, 2012
2 comments The TV show Madmen had its season premiere on the night of Sunday, March 25, so the Paramount Theater held a party with twinkling martini glasses to celebrate. Upstairs, the Payne Ross ad agency had...
Flowering and fescuing in Lee
Published on Mar 23rd, 2012
0 comments Spring has brought forth the annual flowering of this weeping tree in downtown's Lee Park, which also recently received a coating of grass seed, straw, and water– an effort to re-cover the...
Tha Adbusta of Augusta
Published on Mar 22nd, 2012
0 comments This DJ Kook sticker was spotted on the corner of Ridge and West Main– it reminds us of something.
Don't park in the judge's spot
Published on Mar 19th, 2012
0 comments Someone who parked in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse got an expensive lesson about the sanctity of the judge's parking space.