Education

Peter and the Wolf
Published on Dec 30th, 2009
0 comments The Charlottesville High School Orchestra presents Peter and the Wolf, a narrated musical tale designed to introduce children to the transporting sounds of the orchestra. Bob Chapel, Artistic...
Winter Walk
Published on Dec 9th, 2009
0 comments The woods in winter. PHOTO BY Linda J. Kobert Hearty outdoor types can join a winter trail walk and discover the plants, fungi, insects, and animals that are visible in winter and learn how they...
1,000-foot felony: Charges dropped in 2 drug cases
Published on Nov 21st, 2009
5 comments BY DON BERARD Two of three recent arrestees charged with selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school–- a controversial drug war tactic–- have now seen their charges dropped. In October...
Learn civics from Dreyfuss Monday
Published on Nov 13th, 2009
1 comments Academy Award winning actor (though not for his unforgettable roles as citified-cage-climbing oceanographer Matt Hooper in Jaws and as the obsessed UFOlogist in Close Encounters of the Third Kind)...
Kluge Ruhe presents children's program, "Rock, Paper, Fun"
Published on Oct 31st, 2009
0 comments The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection hosts "Rock, Paper, Fun," a program for children ages 7-11. Inspired by rock and art paintings from Western Arnhem land, participants will begin by making...
PCA hosts seminar on "Copyright and Trademark: What Every Artist Should Know"
Published on Oct 31st, 2009
0 comments The Piedmont Council of the Arts presents "Copyright and Trademark: What Every Artist Should Know," a seminar for visual, performing, and literary artists present by the Virginia Bar Association's...
Robert M. Poole on Arlington National Cemetery
Published on Oct 29th, 2009
0 comments Author and historian Robert M. Poole will discuss the subject of his new book On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery at the New Dominion Bookshop on Thursday, November 12 at 5:...
'Unquiet mind' author at UVA
Published on Oct 28th, 2009
0 comments Kay Redfield Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University who is a leading specialist on mood disorders, and author of the An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, which...
WordSmith Poetry Workshop
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
0 comments A little primer for the upcoming Wordsmith Poetry Jam. Local actor and director William Rough help poets work on their deliveries. At the The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. Wednesday, October 21...
At freedom's cradle: Drug testing sparks outrage
Published on Oct 16th, 2009
85 comments FILE PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Are Monticello guides snorting up lines in the fancy bathrooms of the new Visitor Center? Are the horiculturists secretly growing cannabis in Mr. Jefferson's gardens? In...
Armed & Enlightened: Deer hunting for foodies
Published on Oct 14th, 2009
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Firewalkers at City Space
Published on Oct 12th, 2009
0 comments On Thursday, October 22 there will be a book launch at City Space on the Downtown Mall for Firewalkers: Madness, Beauty, and Mystery.  Firewalkers is an anthology of stories about seven women dealing...
Local Food Hub to host open house today
Published on Oct 6th, 2009
0 comments The Local Food Hub, a new distributor of locally produced foods, is hosting its first open house today from 4pm to 7pm at their Ivy warehouse. Their expecting about 100 people to show up, and there’...
Williams: Massive resistance hurt whites, too
Published on Oct 2nd, 2009
7 comments Eugene Williams has been fighting for civil rights for over 50 years, and even when City Council apologizes for past wrongs, he reminds them that the battle isn't over. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER A public...
UVA gets safety mark of the Beast
Published on Sep 28th, 2009
2 comments According to a report by online blog The Daily Beast following the recent gruesome murder of Yale grad student Annie Le, UVA is the seventh safest university in the country. The report analyzed more...
Schools boss: keep the 3 elementaries
Published on Sep 24th, 2009
2 comments Probably putting an end to fears that Albemarle County would close three of its elementary schools in favor of building one giant elementary, Superintendent Pamela Moran issued a press release...
Maya�s local food night
Published on Sep 21st, 2009
0 comments Maya chef Christian Kelly champions locally grown food and spirits. FILE PHOTO BY LINDSEY BARNES In a effort to educate local folks about sustainable agriculture and local foods, and to serve up a...
Prison book ban lifted
Published on Sep 16th, 2009
1 comments The Rutherford Institute is claiming victory for the Virginia Department of Corrections' reversal of its decision to shut down "Books Behind Bars," a volunteer program that sends books to inmates....
UVA Art Museum hosts Family ArtJAM, "An Eye for Detail: Jefferson's Architecture Up Close"
Published on Sep 6th, 2009
0 comments J. Serz, Engraver Published by C. Bohn. Engraving of the Rotunda and Lawn from the south, 1856. RG-30/1/8.801 The University of Virginia hosts a Family ArtJAM entitled, "An Eye for Detail: Jefferson...
'You're not Jewish enough,' shuttered frat says told
Published on Aug 31st, 2009
22 comments A UVA fraternity shut by its national sponsor claims it's been told that it's 'not Jewish enough," the Cavalier Daily reports in a long and winding story. The allegation–- which Alpha Epsilon...
Kindle class: Darden tests e-book
Published on Aug 24th, 2009
1 comments Literary figures like Oscar Wilde become screensavers on Kindle, explains new Darden student Joe Chard. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Joe Chard just started the MBA program at Darden business school, and...
Schools get Energy Star rating
Published on Aug 19th, 2009
3 comments Five Charlottesville City schools have received an Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Johnson, Jackson-Via, Venable, Burnley-Moran and Clarke elementary schools...
Big rig hits JMU dorm
Published on Jul 31st, 2009
1 comments A tractor trailer traveling south on Interstate 81 loses control, crosses the median and slams into unoccupied Rockingham Hall, a James Madison University dorm in Harrisonburg, and traffic backups...
Blast-off: UVA astronaut recalls first moon landing, career
Published on Jul 20th, 2009
4 comments Thornton didn't see herself as one day being in space as she watched the Apollo 11 astronauts walk the moon in 1969. FILE PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO As one of the millions watching July 20, 1969, as...
Arts Center in Orange hosts "Flower Power Watercolor Workshop"
Published on Jul 20th, 2009
0 comments Catherine Hills, "Early June #2." The Arts Center in Orange presents, "Flower Power," a one-day watercolor workshop taught by acclaimed painter Catherine Hills. A supplies list is available upon...
Rosenwald revival: Restored elementary school preps reunion
Published on Jul 7th, 2009
5 comments Rebecca Kinney was among the last to attend St. John. PHOTO BY GORDON BLOCK The architectural restoration isn't quite complete, but an upcoming alumni reunion for a long-closed school is already...
Embarq to merge with CenturyTel
Published on Jul 1st, 2009
1 comments Three years after Sprint-Nextel spun it off to focus on wireless, landline carrier Embarq has been purchased by CenturyTel in an $11.6 billion deal. The two carriers will become CenturyLink,...
Lifeline to Larry? Will Congress save Sabato's program?
Published on Jun 26th, 2009
9 comments Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Ivy, left) declined a request for federal funds for Larry Sabato's Youth Leadership Initiative. Now Senator Mark Warner (D-VA, right) is lobbying his colleagues to save...
CHS Orchestra honored by invitation
Published on Jun 25th, 2009
3 comments The Charlottesville High School Orchestra is the only high school orchestra in the country invited to perform at the inaugural Castleton Music Festival, taking place at the Rappahannock County estate...
WAHS makes Newsweek list of best high schools
Published on Jun 9th, 2009
5 comments For the sixth consecutive year, Western Albemarle High School has made Newsweek's list of America's Top Public High Schools. The list is based on the ratio of Advanced Placement tests taken by its...