August 22nd, 2002 issue #0129

August 22nd, 2002
  • Edgar Bronfman Sr: The man behind the meat

    Though he's known locally as the man behind the bison, Georgetown Farm owner Edgar Bronfman Sr. actually grew up around alcohol. The family business was Montreal-based Seagram, the distiller of such popular brands as Chivas Regal, Wild Turkey, and of course Seagram's 7.

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  • Home on the range: Georgetown Farm's where the buffalo roam

    If you've lived in Central Virginia long enough, the sight of cows grazing in pastures or even a loose cow might not be enough to turn your head. After all, they're practically everywhere. But a short drive out to Georgetown Farm in Free Union provides a different type of bucolic viewing experience, and one that might startle even a jaded observer of Albemarle herds.

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  • Slicing the facts: Can Georgetown's meat be beat?

    Georgetown claims its meat is the leanest on the market. Pound for pound, both Georgetown ground beef and bison really are lower in fat and calories than any other ground beef on the shelf. "They rival chicken breast," says Rita Smith, registered dietician for Martha Jefferson Hospital. "In fat content," she says, "they're an extremely good choice." But despite Georgetown's impressive numbers revealed on the labels, red meat is not Smith's top pick for protein.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

      Worst display of the state slogan, "Virginia is for lovers": A Virginia couple is arrested in New York after allegedly having sex in the vestibule of St. Patrick's C...

The Dish

  • Bashir's, bigger and better

     When Bashir's, the Mediterranean spot in the Downtown Mini Mall, closed its doors three months ago to prepare for its move across the bricks to the Post Office buildi...

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    August 27, 2002, at 11:45am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 2307 Wakefield Road Debtor: Hugh F. Wimmer Originally owing: $20,000 Bidder brings: 10 percent of ...

Real Estate - $old

  • SOLD!

    Address: 2313 Sheffield Road, West Leigh Seen in The Hook: 7/4 Asking: $459,950 Contract price: $459,950 Days on market: 30 Agency: Diane Jacques, owner/agent, Real Estate ...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Fixer-upper: Not your typical shanty

    ASKING: $595,000 SIZE: 3,990 fin. sq. ft., 580 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1960 ADDRESS: 4088 Fairway Drive NEIGHBORHOOD: Keswick Hall CURB APPEAL: 9 of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Cha...

Movie Reviews

  • Digital diva: S1m0ne is an unnatural woman

    It's pretty obvious that the brilliant mind behind S1m0ne is the same one that was responsible for The Truman Show. Directing this time as well as producing and writing, An...

Music Reviews

  • My Dog Lucy: Genuine tunes, tight craft

    I would like all red-blooded American consumers out there who are taught to buy and sell with complete disregard for the consequences and repercussions to please join in th...

  • Vandyke Brown: Stop the 'Dyke

    Search for Vandyke Brown on Google, and you'll discover that, in addition to a Charlottesville band, it's a relatively cheap printing method. In the Vandyke Brown technique...

News

  • Detoured: Bikers to skip Scottsville after narrow vote

    Three hundred bikers poised to descend upon Scottsville next June may be peeling off in a different direction. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation ignited a furor in Scott...

  • Final rites: Yoga master dies teaching peace in India

      The founder of Buckingham County's most famous shrine and commune, the man often called the "Woodstock Guru," has died. Swami Satchidananda, 87, died early Monday in...

  • Oops? Country club flasher returns

    A notice posted outside the women's dressing room at the Boar's Head Sports Club warns that a man who strolled naked into the ladies locker room there about a year ago rece...

  • Phat fees: The day the music died?

    WNRN 91.9 is in trouble. Well, not in trouble so much as fairly irritated. You will be too, if you listen to the station via the internet. Of course, you're equally in trou...

Strange But True

  • More salt

    Q. Could a person's hair in fact turn white overnight from fright, as Marie Antoinette's and Thomas More's were said to have done just hours before their execution? ­V. S...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • A few Observations

    Many thanks to The Hook for telling the real story behind what's going on over at The Observer ["Observer staffers cry foul," July 25] (http://www.readthehook.com/92323/new...

  • Ask another one

    To clarify my response in last week's question of the week: The question I was asked was "What do you think of nudie bars coming to Charlottesville?" [August 8, 2002] (http...

  • Getting away with murder

    "Let's hope the power grubbers across the street are paying attention," writes Michael Lynch [Essay: "Protected 'porn'" August 8, 2002] (http://www.readthehook.com/92368/es...

  • No dearth of defenders

    To his many musical friends and fans, trumpeter John Dearth's music needs no defense. However, for those who may not know him (few though they may be, in these parts), I fe...

Cultural preview

  • A stone's throw: Tiny town offers rich culture

    Monticello absorbs a lot of local and tourists’ attention and rightly so. But many other area attractions warrant a closer look. A short distance from the downtown Charlo...

  • Big chill: Ice cream shops go upscale

    One of my favorite things about summer is ice cream. Nothing is so satisfying on a sweltering evening as the cool sweetness of a soft-serve strawberry sundae or a scoop of ...

  • Check mail: Exhibit highlights Japanese letters

    Even when school’s in full session, this modest little exhibit at the University of Virginia Art Museum might remain largely unexplored. In the swell of (deserved) attent...

  • Grownup U: Class action at UVA

    Traffic jams: way up. Charlottesville’s median age: way down. Yes, the boys (and girls) are back in town for fall semester. But no need to feel left out, even if you’ve...

  • Mad for Maddie: Comic and salty sermonizing

    I knew her as my ninth-grade English teacher, the woman who introduced me to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, to the rules for comma usage, to the idea of expository writing...

  • Moving on up: Local and making it

    Well folks, we’ve made it through another C’ville summer of mint juleps, mildly patronizing after-dinner conversation, and sitting on our respective verandahs, and I fo...

  • One down: The solution's in a puzzle

    Ever notice how nicely things fall together for amateur sleuths when they have a mystery to solve and 300 pages in which to do it? Well, it’s made even simpler in Nero Bl...