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Strutting stuff: Batesville celebrates its small-town charm
Published on May 22nd, 2003
0 comments The long winter is over, and spring should be arriving any minute, so Albemarle County is brimming with festivals and fairs. Although rain was an uninvited guest for the fourth year in a row, the...
Fiesta! El Cinco de Mayo comes to City Market
Published on May 8th, 2003
0 comments  Gray skies couldn't keep people away from the Charlottesville's City Market Saturday, May 3. Although it was still two days until the official holiday, the City Market was celebrating "El Cinco...
Can't beat it: Shoshones drum up interest
Published on May 1st, 2003
0 comments UVA's amphitheater was the perfect setting for a show of Native American Drumming Monday, April 28. Sponsored by the Theta Nu Multicultural Society and the Native American Student Union, the...
A bloomin' good time: Dogwood carnival rolls along
Published on Apr 24th, 2003
0 comments Yes, it was damp. Yes, it was a little cold. But the Dogwood Festival didn't let this weekend's weather get in the way of its amusement park festivities. Families of all shapes and sizes showed up...
Shiver me timbers! It's Dogwood Festival time again
Published on Apr 10th, 2003
0 comments Despite the fact that at presstime it's snowing and raining and feels more like November than April, it's almost time for the Dogwood Festival. To help set the mood, the East Rivanna Fire House...
Make bikes, not war! Ely wants to wean you of oil
Published on Mar 27th, 2003
0 comments In these days of war and a struggling economy, local resident Todd Ely has a passion­ replacing cars with bikes. Every bike that takes the place of a car means less energy wasted and less pollution...
No snakes here: Winery celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Published on Mar 20th, 2003
0 comments Only a 15-minute drive from Charlottesville, First Colony Winery began celebrating St. Patrick's Day a little early. The new winery near Simeon (it opened just last year) began its three-day...
Happy Sidney! Blue Moon celebrates local legend
Published on Mar 13th, 2003
0 comments If you frequent the nightlife scene in Charlottesville, you've undoubtedly encountered Sidney Tapscott. You can't miss him– he's got a distinctive look and has earned friendships with many...
Simulating spring: Fire Hall bursts into... bloom!
Published on Mar 6th, 2003
0 comments Just so people could be reminded that Spring really is around the corner, the seventh annual Fleur-de-Lis Antiques and Garden Show took place at the East Rivanna Fire Hall Saturday and Sunday, March...
Festive affair: Guests party down at Farmington fundraiser
Published on Feb 27th, 2003
0 comments Guests braved the torrential downpour on Friday, February 21, to attend the Children's Ball at Farmington. In get-ups ranging from zootsuits to ballgowns, they sipped cocktails, dined on gourmet...
Snow day
Published on Feb 20th, 2003
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Dressing Cupid at UVA Bookstore
Published on Feb 13th, 2003
0 comments University of Virginia students and Charlottesville residents came out en masse Thursday, February 6, to donate clothing in the name of the little deity of love. All garments collected at the "...
Changing direction: Arby's rally turns impromptu memorial
Published on Feb 6th, 2003
0 comments When I showed up for the rally at the Forest Lake Arby's Saturday, February 1, I couldn't help thinking that it seemed kind of funereal, what with the gloomy skies and a big white tent. There weren't...
Good vibrations: Music guru rocks Alderman
Published on Jan 30th, 2003
0 comments When Alderman Library shed its usually staid demeanor Thursday, January 23, for Robert Hull's presentation "Music of the Psychedelic Era," tie-dyes festooned the windows, and crazy music reverberated...
The real keel: Pole, pole, pole your boat
Published on Jan 23rd, 2003
0 comments As part of last week's frenzied activities, the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center of Virginia hosted a "Boathouse Brunch and Keelboat Demonstration" on Sunday, January 19, in Darden Towe Park....
Party up: Merry Hooksters rock the Bayly
Published on Dec 18th, 2002
0 comments The Hook celebrated the holidays in a big way this past Wednesday, December 11, at the UVA Art Museum, the place everyone still calls "the Bayly." With such swell digs, partygoers festively attired...
Already? It's beginning to look a lot like Yikes!
Published on Dec 5th, 2002
0 comments  No sooner do you stash the Spiderman mask in the attic and throw away the last Mr. Goodbar wrapper than it's time to roll out the pie crust and clean the oven racks for the turkey pan. And now...
Fast friends: When entrepreneurs mingle
Published on Nov 28th, 2002
0 comments Workplace wellness and productivity were the focus of a meeting this past Wednesday, November 20, as the Charlottesville chapter of "Company of Friends," a group of professionals, participated in a...
Crafty goings-on: Talents glow at Meriwether Lewis fair
Published on Nov 21st, 2002
0 comments I couldn't help noticing the irony of the name "Meriwether Lewis" as I drove Sunday, November 18, into the cold and rainy parking lot of a certain elementary school. The county elementary school was...
Purebred? Puleeze!!!
Published on Oct 24th, 2002
0 comments There are dog shows, and then there are dog shows. The "Magnificent Mutt Show" was my kind of competition. Okay, call me partial. I adopted my dog Oliver eight years ago from the Baltimore SPCA, and...
I'll be with you: At apple harvest time...
Published on Oct 17th, 2002
0 comments Less than five miles from Charlottesville is a largely undiscovered gem, Carter Mountain Orchard. Open now through Thanksgiving, this family-run business sells, as the name suggests, apples, pre-...
Court Days in Lee Park
Published on Oct 10th, 2002
0 comments I love October in Charlottesville. The leaves begin changing colors, the breeze blows, and you can smell the crisp scents of fall wafting through the air. And so it was this past Saturday, October 6...
Blues meets brews
Published on Oct 3rd, 2002
0 comments It was perfect weather Saturday, September 28, at the Charlottesville Downtown Amphitheater for the Blues & Brews Festival. Local blues band The Blueshakers and my own dear husband's The Danny...
Pagans and knights and Tarot cards: Oh my!
Published on Sep 26th, 2002
0 comments Here a pagan, there a pagan, everywhere a pagan! On Saturday, September 21, pagans were ubiquitous at Walnut Creek Park, celebrating pagan pride. The festival, dedicated to ending discrimination...
Habitat for Humanity; Swing-style noogie at the Omni
Published on Sep 19th, 2002
0 comments Big Ray and the Kool Kats serenaded some serious dancers Saturday, September 14, at "Celebrate Me Home," a weekend fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The group builds livable homes for low-...
Artful offerings at Fayerweather
Published on Sep 12th, 2002
0 comments UVA faculty and students mingled with locals at the opening reception for "Art Now" at the Fayerweather Gallery Friday, September 6. On display through September 26, "Art Now" showcases recent works...
Everything's fair: rides, piggies, music, cotton candy
Published on Sep 5th, 2002
0 comments It's that time of year when there seems to be some sort of fair or festival just about every week. This year was special in Albemarle– it marked the 21st birthday of the Albemarle County Fair...
Center sportlight: The circus came to town!
Published on Aug 29th, 2002
0 comments The Sterling & Reid Bros. Circus was in Charlottesville at the Bagby Showgrounds on High Street August 21 and 22. I knew I was in for a real treat when I saw a colorful sign that read "Two-...
Season finale: Barracks Road Courtyard Concerts
Published on Aug 1st, 2002
0 comments   Among the many fab reasons to love living in Charlottesville, one good one is that we can hear live music here any given day of the week. By Rebecca Beirne But gray skies threatened to dampen...
Mountain love: Waltons fans converge on Doubletree
Published on Jul 18th, 2002
0 comments   The Waltons were a cultural phenomenon. Norman Rockwell did a cover for the Saturday Evening Post in 1973, seating the show's characters at the Thanksgiving Dinner table made famous by his...