August 29th, 2002 issue #0130

August 29th, 2002
  • Backpacking 1803: Explore like Lewis and Clark

    A new toaster museum, a new Waltons museum– whoa, can the area stand any more Americana? Actually, the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center promises to be the biggest museum of them all. With the approaching bicentennial of that duo’s exploration of America, William Clark and Charlottesville native son Meriwether Lewis are hot historical figures.Former Charlottesville mayor Kay Slaughter, who’s spearheading the project, became interested in the explorers after reading Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage.

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  • Toaster museum? Kitchen nostalgia pops up everywhere

    Eric Norcross didn't think he would ever be an authority on toast. One day the art history buff was grumbling to friends about the flaky state of restaurant toast ("It's too cold, it's overdone, it's underdone," he says). The next, he owned more than 700 toasters and was trying to establish a museum dedicated to the art of browning bread. Somewhere along the way, he became a font of toast trivia. Who were the first people to make toast? The Egyptians, around 4,000 B.C. Where does the word toast come from? The Latin "tostum," meaning to scorch or burn.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best official indication the drought is no joke: Mandatory restrictions went into effect August 23 for Charlottesville and Albemarle Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority custo...

The Dish

  • Gimme a dry, sandy beach

    Name: Janet Heath Restaurant: Michael's Bistro & Taphouse Position: Manager Age: 29 Favorite childhood TV show? Fantasy Island with Tattoo Pool or pond? Dry sandy beach...

  • Pit Stop

    Dish teased a couple of weeks ago with the news that Jinx Kern, owner of the Pit Stop on Market Street, was seeking a second location, but we couldn't give specifics. This ...


Real Estate

  • Foreclosure auctions

    August 29, 2002, at 9:30am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1665 Stoney Creek Drive Debtor: Tracey L. Corey Originally owing: $81,000 Bidder brings: $7,500 In...

Real Estate - $old

  • SOLD!

    Address: 814 Hinton Avenue, Belmont Seen in The Hook : 6/27 Asking: $179,900 Contract price: $172,500 Days on market: 23 Sellers' Agent: Betty Duncan of Century 21 Man...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Ramble on: Size doesn't matter on Cherry

     ASKING: $159,900 SIZE: 1252 fin. / 781 unfin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1949 ADDRESS: 1418 Cherry Avenue NEIGHBORHOOD: Johnson Village-ish CURB APPEAL: 5 out of a possible ...

Movie Reviews

Music Features


Strange But True

  • Outrunning T. Rex

    Q: Imagine a time-warp Kentucky Derby where somehow a 12,000-pound bi-pedal Tyrannosaurus rex chases a 1,000-pound modern racehorse. Could the thoroughbred run away? ­E. ...


  • Meredith Richards: Blazing a campaign trail

    The carmine-haired candidate in the Fifth District congressional race is on her way to Cumberland County, and cell phone reception is spotty. In her race against well-fund...


  • It's a keeper

     Many thanks for your Annual Manual [August 15, 2002]. This issue is not headed for the recycling bin. It definitely is a keeper. Thanks again. Elaine MuntnerLake Mon...

  • Make the connections

       Just a thought... I like your forays into the "disclosure" zone by listing property sales and purchases ["$old" August 8, 2002]. (This is the land where "real ...

  • Please segregate the stories

     Thank you for the inclusion of the [August 22] article by Lisa Provence on Swami Satchidananda, "Yoga master dies teaching peace in India." The article was informativ...

  • Scottsville needs the hogs

    [Re: "Detoured: Bikers to skip Scottsville after narrow vote," August 22] ( All the uproar abou...

  • They're everywhere

     I am one of those "old gals" who comes out of "nowhere every Summer" to play in the city's "oom-pah" band [Annual Manual, August 9, 2002]. Man, was I surprised to fi...

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