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Slow boarding: But Amtrak runs two days in a row
Published on Dec 22nd, 2009
4 comments Over 200 climbed aboard Monday. Click for a SLIDESHOW PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Dozens of folks were wheeling luggage along snowy Main Street Monday morning and then falling or climbing down the large...
Music review- The naked truth about Phish
Published on Dec 8th, 2009
65 comments Click the photo for a slide show. PHOTO BY TOM DALY Legendary rock band Phish came to John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, December 5, for the final sold-out show of their fall tour.  It was an...
50 years later: Piedmont Flight 349 gets its due
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
2 comments Click photo for slideshow! How could a plane go missing over American land? How could one man survive? The 50th anniversary of the last flight of Piedmont Airlines Flight #349, which hit a mountain...
Amtrak and state launch new train
Published on Oct 1st, 2009
2 comments The biggest names in rail and politics came to Charlottesville on Wednesday, September 30, one day ahead of the biggest transportation news in years: the launch of a new regional rail service–...
A tour of the Jefferson Theater
Published on Sep 24th, 2009
11 comments The last owner of the Jefferson Theater made a few improvements, but he was no Coran Capshaw. With a $5 million renovation, the manager of the Dave Matthews Band plans to reopen the 1912 pleasure...
The goods: Fashion show keeps downtown buzzing
Published on Sep 20th, 2009
0 comments An annual fashion show on the Downtown Mall on Saturday evening, September 19, featured clothes and accessories from Downtown shops, and models modeling them, including one of Playboy's newest "Girls...
Mountain blast: Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival
Published on Aug 25th, 2009
3 comments The first annual Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival was held Saturday, August 22 at Devil's Backbone Brewery in Nelson County.  A morning of pouring rain was eventually replaced by the pouring of...
Frock frollick: Anthropologie opening party
Published on Aug 24th, 2009
1 comments More than five months after Hollywood Video closed the doors to its Barracks Road store, the space has metamorphoszied into the colorful and oh-so-feminine Anthropologie. On Thursday evening, August...
Big Sound: Studio holds splashy opening
Published on Aug 18th, 2009
3 comments Click for a groovy slideshow. PHOTO BY TOM DALY When Crystalphonic Studios fell silent in 2007, local musicians bemoaned the loss. In late July– to musicians' delight– the tunes started...
Driver missing: After 85mph car scalps house
Published on Aug 7th, 2009
55 comments The City put up a new traffic pole the day after the August 7 accident. [More photos] PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER A stolen car speeding down Rugby Road Friday morning went airborne and plunged through a...
Gallery: Local schoolkids create mural on Downtown Mall
Published on Jul 21st, 2009
0 comments In a project overseen by four local organizations, dozens of 4th through 6th graders came together the morning of Thursday, July 16, to create a mural on the Downtown Mall's community chalkboard. To...
Apple brew: Gov. Kaine dedicates hard cider operation
Published on Jul 16th, 2009
2 comments Promoting a new local agribusiness, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was on hand July 13 for the grand opening of the Albemarle CiderWorks at Rural Ridge Orchard on Route 29 South, now one of only two...
Historic Key West parade delights
Published on Jul 6th, 2009
1 comments For over 40 years, the Key West Fourth of July Parade has thrilled neighbors and visitors alike in the Key West subdivision on Route 20 North. This year was no exception, as in recent years the...
The Wiles
Published on Jun 28th, 2009
0 comments Abstract and psychedelic rock and Americana The Wiles - Ask Alice
Loo-loo cry: Sacajawea gets a plaque
Published on Jun 19th, 2009
21 comments Sacajawea descendant Summer Morning Baldwin performs a traditional Shoshone sign language prayer at Friday's dedication. PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR Close to a hundred people gathered at the foot of the...
Monticello not the only TJ mansion
Published on Jun 5th, 2009
4 comments A few hundred supporters turned out on a rainy Thursday evening to show that Monticello isn't the only house Thomas Jefferson loved to visit. A giant tent kept the rain off the black-tie-clad diners...
Chipped cargo as wood-carrying truck rolls
Published on Jun 4th, 2009
3 comments Traffic on Route 29 southbound and Interstate 64 was blocked at approximately 9:30am Wednesday, June 3, after a tractor trailer heading westbound on 64 overturned off an exit ramp. The downed truck...
On Beaver Creek: WAHS crew dedicates boathouse
Published on May 30th, 2009
27 comments Parents raised about $82,000 for the building and the dock behind it. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Rowers and parents of rowers at Western Albemarle High School cheered today as the only Central Virginia...
Political partying at Shad Planking
Published on Apr 16th, 2009
2 comments The Virginia political season got its annual kickoff at the 61st annual  Shad Planking in Wakefiled on Wednesday, April 15. Democratic gubernatorial candidates Terry McAuliffe and Brian Moran as well...
PHOTOPHILE- Heeere's Tony: Bennett makes UVA debut
Published on Apr 9th, 2009
0 comments Before a crowd of hundreds at John Paul Jones Arena, the University of Virginia's new head men's basketball coach Tony Bennett officially met and greeted the media and the community on Wednesday,...
PHOTOPHILE- Growing Grumman: UVA cuts ribbon with defense contractor
Published on Mar 26th, 2009
0 comments On Wednesday, March 18, UVA cut the ribbon on Town Center Three, its latest addition to its research park in northern Albemarle. The building will primarily house new office and lab facilities for...
PHOTOPHILE- Mothership rocks: Phish gets intricate in rebirth
Published on Mar 12th, 2009
0 comments Popular jam-band Phish reunited for three nights at the Hampton Coliseum this past weekend for the first shows since a muddy Vermont farewell in August 2004. Photographer Tom Daly reports that the...
PHOTOPHILE- Soft flakes: Photog catches them falling
Published on Mar 5th, 2009
0 comments Although all major, and most minor, roads lost their snow by that afternoon, fears of black ice delayed Charlottesville public schools and kept Albemarle County schools closed the following day...
PHOTOPHILE- End of era: the end of Fry's Spring Service
Published on Feb 19th, 2009
0 comments Historic Fry's Spring Service Station opened its doors for business for the last time February 9. Jimmy Houchens ran the station for 40 years with the help of his daughter, Kristy Houchens, and son-...
PHOTOPHILE- Election day: Scenes from the local polls
Published on Nov 13th, 2008
0 comments "First-year UVA student Maggie Graham hoists a Dem-friendly sign in front of Bank of America on University Avenue." PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Although some voters reported waits of up to an hour at...
PHOTOPHILE- MamaCain: Would-be First Mom stumps for her son
Published on Nov 6th, 2008
0 comments Supporters of Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) presidential candidacy lined out the door to see his mother Roberta.PHOTO BY LINDSAY BARNES Roughly 100 supporters of Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) bid to become...
PHOTOPHILE- Immigrant soul: Grisham hosts Legal Aid learning party
Published on Oct 30th, 2008
0 comments A crush of guests pour into the Paramount.PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER Thursday, October 23 was a festive yet thought-provoking night at the Paramount Theater, as benefactors and friends of the Legal Aid...
PHOTOPHILE- Viva la viticulture: PVCC digs Kluge-Moses building
Published on Oct 23rd, 2008
0 comments Sure it's a photo cliché, but with so many happy, hard-hatted ground breakers– except for Patricia Kluge, center, who eschewed the hard-hat look– we'll let it go this once.PHOTO BY...
PHOTOPHILE- Swing state: Mrs. Obama says 'it will be close'
Published on Sep 25th, 2008
1 comments Michelle Obama and Jill Biden make their big entrance at Newcomb Hall Plaza.PHOTO BY RYAN HOOVER Before a crowd of 3,000 students, faculty, and community members, Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic...
Restored! Montpelier's redo brings thousands
Published on Sep 25th, 2008
2 comments   2,600 children from area schools held up placards to make a flag on the front lawn of the restored Montpelier. –>SLIDESHOWPHOTO BY SKIP DEGAN/TAILWHEEL BASICS "The pink stucco is gone...