Snap o' the Day

Snap: Rooftop Services
Published on Jun 29th, 2011
0 comments After peeling back the standing seam metal roof, a team from a locally-based company called Roof Top Services peels a backing from a self-stick membrane– what appears to be Grace Ice &...
Snap: Canoeing Rivanna under the RR
Published on Jun 26th, 2011
2 comments A youthful canoeist peers up at the old C&O Railway bridge near the Woolen Mills neighborhood. The old bridge, now leased to the Buckingham Branch Railroad, carries mostly empty coal and grain...
Snap: Biker getting a ticket
Published on Jun 16th, 2011
93 comments A bicyclist gets a ticket from Charlottesville officer L.A. Durrette on Market Street. The cyclist said she was charged with running a red light.
Snap: The Kona Ice man cometh
Published on Jun 2nd, 2011
0 comments With June 1 temperatures pushing past 90 degrees and humidity like a high school locker room, the Kona Ice truck cruised through Crozet with a welcome blast of cool ice and fruity syrups.
Snap: City Market
Published on May 29th, 2011
2 comments This is how it looked Saturday.
Around the corner: WorldStrides set to occupy Waterhouse
Published on May 13th, 2011
3 comments The cornerstone at Waterhouse– the scaled-down $20 million mixed-use complex of offices, retail space, and apartments atop a parking garage that will span a gap between West Water and South...
Snap: Bye-bye Wachovia
Published on May 12th, 2011
1 comments The bank building long known as Jefferson National is losing its most recent moniker. Since Wells Fargo bought Wachovia during the 2008 financial turmoil, it's been inevitable that the West Coast...
Snap: Prepping for gowns, UVA powerwashes its caps
Published on May 8th, 2011
5 comments UVA gussies its grounds for Final Exercises, aka graduation day, which is Sunday, May 22. Governor Bob McDonnell is the keynote speaker.
Snap: We stand for freedom...
Published on May 2nd, 2011
1 comments An American flag, made of glazed tiles handmade by schoolchildren, hangs on the second floor of the main Albemarle County Office Building.
Snap: When Rugby Road is 3 buses wide
Published on May 1st, 2011
5 comments How serious are local officials about getting beverage-minded students to and from the Foxfield races? Serious enough to let motorcoaches take over Rugby Road on the Saturday morning of the...
Snap: Clouds cleared over West Main
Published on Apr 29th, 2011
0 comments This was the scene early Thursday afternoon, April 28, after the rain stopped falling on a succession of rain storms that helped reduce some of the rainfall deficit that has been plaguing the area....
Snap: Rainbow after the storm
Published on Apr 27th, 2011
1 comments The storm that roared through Charlottesville in the early evening of Tuesday, April 26 left behind an attractive rainbow. The storm dropped pea-sized hail and what appeared to be at least an inch of...
Snap: Volleyballing by University Avenue
Published on Apr 22nd, 2011
1 comments The new sand volleyball courts that UVA built last fall appear to have finally leaped into action. Here, what appears to be a pick-up game takes place under the sunny skies of April 17.
Snap: Katie Costello at the Southern
Published on Apr 21st, 2011
0 comments No relation to Elvis, but like the better-known sharer of the surname, Brooklyn-based Katie Costello recently received some Charlottesville acclaim, as she played the night of April 19 to a mostly...
Snap: Action on the Rivanna River
Published on Apr 20th, 2011
6 comments This is actually pre-flood fun on the Rivanna River.
Snap: The first Fridays in the nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Published on Apr 19th, 2011
5 comments The season's first Fridays after Five opened without incident on April 15 in the newly monikered nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The show occurred before the next-day deluge that quashed the Dogwood...
Snap: Hacked traffic warning
Published on Apr 18th, 2011
3 comments As if the recent closure of the bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks hasn't snarled traffic enough, this warning sign positioned in the Jefferson Park Avenue median was apparently hacked...
Snap: Day of the dandelions
Published on Apr 16th, 2011
1 comments "Who needs dogwoods?" asks photographer Anne Rucker, pointing out that while often considered weeds, dandelions are to her a sign of spring. "It is well known that the best way to see if a person...
The Great Wave off Avon Street
Published on Apr 1st, 2011
13 comments A graffiti artist has transformed one of the abutments of the old Belmont Bridge into an updated rendition of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa," the most famous print by 18th and 19th Century Japanese...
New onions, new ticket, new copper
Published on Mar 27th, 2011
14 comments Onions sprout amid a traffic ticket and a partially-installed copper roof for the office building known as "Old Ivy Commons," located at 2496 Old Ivy Road but seen from Ivy Road.