December 12th, 2002 issue #0145

December 12th, 2002
  • Fancy Footwork: Meandering to Monticello

    As you pull into the small parking lot near the bottom of the Thomas Jefferson Parkway (a.k.a. Route 53), the bright sun's glint on the windshield beckons you from your car's snug warmth to a wintry walk. Fine gravel crunches beneath your feet as you set off on the broad Saunders-Monticello Trail, an expanse of green to your right and a hill of tall pines on your left. After walking a few hundred yards, you notice a small sign by your right foot bearing a cigarette with a slash through it so discreet, so tasteful.

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  • TJ Parkway: More than just a walk in the woods

    Discussing the Thomas Jefferson Parkway can get confusing. After all, which is the Parkway? Which is the park? Which is the trail? Here's the bottom line: the $7 million Parkway encompasses the entire recreational area, which consists of Kemper Park  More than just a grassy expanse and a place to fling a frisbee, the 89-acre park includes  

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst flashback to the Nixon era: President George Bush appoints Nixonian Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to head a commission to investigate the events of September 11....

The Dish

Essays

Real Estate

  • Foreclosures

    December 12, 2002, at4pm at the Albemarle County CourthouseProperty: 460 Rocky Hollow RoadDebtor: Eric M. Garcia and Cathy L. BarefootOriginally owing: $209,000Bidder bring...

Real Estate - $old

  • SOLD!

    ALBEMARLE 8/9  Fluvanna Land & Development LLC to James B. Spence III, Trustee, parcel in Foxcroft, $53,100. Michael W. and A. Lynne Hudson to Barry H. Blumentha...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Born late? Dunlora Victorian can take you back

    ASKING: $444,000 SIZE: 3421 fin. sq. ft., 600 unfin. YEAR BUILT: 1997 ADDRESS: 1016 Blackburn Bluff NEIGHBORHOOD: Dunlora CURB APPEAL: 6 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Mik...

  • On the block update

    Address: 1016 Long Street Seen in The Hook : 7/18 Asking: $245,000 Contract price: $225,000 Days on market: 167 Seller's Agent: Jim Dickerson of Remax Assured Properti...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Have yourself a jazzy little...

    UVA Jazz Ensembleat Old Cabell HallFriday, December 6 The drifts were still deep Friday evening, but a sizeable number braved bitter cold to get to Old Cabell Hall to see...

  • Prodigy: Trucks knew it all by 10

    Derek Trucks Bandat Starr HillThursday, December 5 As my crew and I stood around waiting for Derek Trucks to take the stage, anticipation was rising for what was a guarant...

News

Strange But True

  • On the other hand...

    Q. The power of suggestion can be pretty amazing. Is it possible for someone simply to will warts away? ­M.H. Erickson  A. In The Medusa and the Snail, noted biologi...

Facetime

Hotseat

Letters

  • Reid's is a grocery store

    Lynn Jameson, in her review of that great example of city sponsored gentrification, 208 Sixth Street NW ["On the Block," December 5] (http://www.readthehook.com/92828/real-...

  • Tunnel trailhead will ruin Afton

    Our worst fears reared their ugly head when it was reported in the [cover story of the] (http://www.readthehook.com/92754/cover-story-aint-no-mountain-wide-enoug...) Novemb...

Cultural preview

  • All about Nash: Talking bargaining and Bach

    John Nash was the pawn of a momentous conspiracy, a calculated sabotage hinging on complex theories of negotiation. But this game did not star Cold Warriors in black hats a...

  • Back in the day

    Candles lighting the winter darkness… a warm fire on the hearth… a mug of hot mulled cider and fresh-baked snickerdoodles… The holiday season pulls us back in time pe...

  • Don't be fooled: God the Band have tongues in cheek

    You’ve got to have balls the size of watermelons to call your group God the Band– either that or be a little cracked. I’m betting the members of NYC’s own God t...

  • Mixed bag: Group show has one standout

    The new space for Les Yeux du Monde, now at dot 2 dot, an easy trek from the Downtown Mall, not only admits a large quantity of sunlight, but also includes a fair bit of ex...

  • Scrooge's back: Troupe tackles Bah-humbug

    Perhaps Charles Dickens did not know that he was penning the definitive seasonal story when he wrote A Christmas Carol more than a century ago, but adaptations of his tale ...

  • Tubing and tubbing

    If you associate inner tubes with drifting leisurely down a river on a hot August afternoon, then Wintergreen’s got some news for you. Nicknamed “the scream machine,”...