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Tricky thing: Battle building merges with West Main
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
18 comments The Battle Building will transform West Main's streetscape. Odell & Associates “Building, but not sprawling” was the headline of a recent UVA Magazine story on the school’s $308 million build-a-...
New JPJ GM: Wilson exits, Pedone takes over
Published on Mar 16th, 2010
45 comments So long, Larry. PHOTO COURTESY POLLSTAR John Paul Jones Arena officials announced March 16 that Jason Pedone, assistant general manager for the venue since 2007, has replaced Larry Wilson as general...
Growing trend? 'Recession' gardens feed a need
Published on Mar 9th, 2010
30 comments Blue Ridge Backyard Harvest co-founder Guinevere Higgins wants to make you an urban farmer. PHOTO BY BILLY HUNT There appears to be a backyard revolution going on in Charlottesville, as two...
"Our Parents, Our Selves: The Later Years"
Published on Mar 8th, 2010
0 comments UVA's Institute on Aging presents Virginia Morris, a nationally recognized authority on eldercare and author of How to Care for Aging Parents, who will discuss how families can effectively engage in...
Satellite situation: City targeted dishes, dish owners fire back
Published on Mar 8th, 2010
26 comments Front yard clutter? City zoning inspectors ordered this Cherry Avenue resident to relocate the satellite dish. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Satellite dish in my yard Tell me more, tell me more Who's the...
Why buy swill? Good wines for around $10
Published on Mar 3rd, 2010
1 comments Co-president of the Wine Society at the UVA Law School, Mark Littmann has grown tired of watching budget-conscious locals buy mediocre wines when he says there are some exceptional wines around town...
City budget falls just one percent
Published on Mar 2nd, 2010
102 comments Unlike deeply cut Albemarle, Charlottesville proposes a $141 million budget that will fall just 1.19 percent while still funding new sidewalks, storm water programs, parkland acquisition, and housing...
New top chef at Ten
Published on Feb 24th, 2010
3 comments According to the folks at Ten, executive chef Chul Kee Ko has moved on, leaving the Blue Light Grill’s swanky bunk-mate on the Downtown Mall in the hands of long-time sous-chef Pei Chang. Since music...
Docu-demo: Lumber building gone, but not forgotten
Published on Feb 23rd, 2010
17 comments The Charlottesville Lumber building in its heyday, circa 1917. PHOTO BY RUFUS HOLSINGER. FROM UVA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY. In December, the old Charlottesville Lumber building on Avon Street was...
Top heavy: Avoiding a roofmageddon
Published on Feb 16th, 2010
6 comments Firefighters secure the area around 206 West Market, at right. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR The recent snowmageddon appeared in danger of causing a roofmageddon for the owners of 206 West Market Street, but...
Boomer boom: renovation allows couple to stay put
Published on Feb 15th, 2010
11 comments Instead of moving to a retirement community, Lynne and Don Gardener had their Lexington Avenue house rebuilt for their needs. PHOTO COURTESY ABRAHAMSE & COMPANY Like so many of the estimated 78...
Thanks a million!
Published on Feb 3rd, 2010
12 comments Local realtor Roger Voisinet scored a fat listing in the New York Times yesterday. In the Great Homes and Destinations section, his listing at 615 Kelly Avenue, which was still for sale back in 2008...
Extended deal: snow extends Restaurant Week
Published on Feb 2nd, 2010
1 comments Ventana chef Sebastien Jack wowed em' at Restaurant Week. FILE PHOTO BY SEAN WATHEN Well, Restaurant Week has come and gone, and according to some restaurants we spoke to the event was a smashing...
Supper bowls for the Super Bowl
Published on Feb 2nd, 2010
0 comments While most folks will probably be watching the face-off between the Saints and the Colts (not to mention a performance by The Who at half-time!)at house parties this Sunday, there are plenty of...
Snowmageddon: Friday in Charlottesville 'could get ugly'
Published on Feb 2nd, 2010
80 comments We're in the deep snow belt (shown in blue), but don't believe the hype beyond this AccuWeather map from Wednesday morning. ACCUWEATHER Punxsutawney Phil could be right. The National Weather Service...
Madame president! Sullivan to take UVA reins
Published on Jan 11th, 2010
83 comments A smiling Teresa Sullivan, current provost at the University of Michigan, greets future colleagues in the Rotunda at an event announcing her hiring as UVA's eighth president. PHOTO BY COURTENEY...
It's baaak: Restaurant Week returns for seconds
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
0 comments Since the Hookââ?¬â?¢s inaugural Restaurant Week back in July was such a smashing success, another one was planned for January 25 through 31.Since the Hook’s inaugural Restaurant Week back in July...
Down and out: Un-development to claim old sawmill
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
20 comments This building adjacent to the Belmont Bridge, once home to Charlottesville Lumber at the turn of the century, is scheduled for demolition. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR After over a hundred years, a familiar...
Chang lands at Taste of China
Published on Nov 17th, 2009
0 comments Dish’s foodie spys tell him that Taste of China, which recently opened in the Albemarle Square Shopping Center, is the real deal. Apparently, a very itinerant but renowned Szechuan chef named Peter...
Racy City speeding PSA gets Savvy
Published on Nov 5th, 2009
1 comments The City’s mar-com department has won a Savvy Award from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association for a Public Service Announcement discouraging residential speeding, which asks...
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