bill emory

In the zone
Published on Feb 7th, 2013
3 comments Theoretically, the primary purpose of zoning is to segregate uses that are thought to be incompatible. In practice, zoning is used to prevent new development from interfering with existing...
Flash of color on a snowy morning
Published on Jan 31st, 2013
4 comments Schools were closed and bricks were slick on Thursday morning, January 24, as a jogger travels the nearly empty Downtown Mall.
In a rush
Published on Jan 25th, 2013
17 comments When you're in a rush, any direction will do. UVA women line up on Chancellor Street for sorority house tours on Saturday, January 19. The 10-day formal recruitment process culminated in "bid day" on...
Tree sentries
Published on Jan 19th, 2013
10 comments A row of red cedar, scientific name juniperus virginiana, stand guard on a farm in Green Springs National Historic District in Louisa County. Known as "pioneer invaders," they are among the first to...
New year, new tune
Published on Jan 9th, 2013
0 comments With trademark hair and epic beard, the man known to many as "Harmonica Dave" rang in the new year with another street performance on the Downtown Mall. ~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo...
Her Dogness
Published on Jan 31st, 2012
0 comments Sophia turned 12 on January 30. I am six dogs old.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
COVER- BlackandWhite - image and commentary
Published on Jul 30th, 2010
8 comments Some people know him as a quiet man who walks his dog along East Market Street. Some people know him as a boisterous preservationist for the Woolen Mills neighborhood. Some know him for his recent...
Planning commish laments map creek miss
Published on Oct 15th, 2009
11 comments Ever heard of Meade Creek? Charlottesville Planning Commisioner and longtime Woolen Mills neighborhood resident Bill Emory writes on his blog that he's walked over it for 22 years, so he was a little...
Five dogs old: saying goodbye to April
Published on Apr 25th, 2002
0 comments I measure my life by dog lives. I am four dogs old. April is my fifth. Lately, April has developed a new habit: puking on rugs. She never pukes on the indestructible vinyl floor, only on the rug. My...