December 25th, 2003 issue #0251

December 25th, 2003
  • Say what?: What's your resolution for 2004?

    Matt Schaub, quarterback  "To make my bed every morning when I wake up."   Felicia Rogan, winemeister  "To keep my glass half full."   Lou Bloomfield, physics professor  "To learn to say no more often."  

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  • The year in review

    As we settled into the new millennium and adjusted to a new world order, that day in September 2001 continued to determine the events of 2003. War, of course, was the big news, whether you were for or against the United States invasion of Iraq and many in Charlottesville took to the streets to express their displeasure.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst showing for the insanity defense: Teen sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is found guilty in the capital murder of FBI agent Linda Franklin December 18. Best showing for the insan...

The Dish

  • Openings and closings in 2003

    New in 2003   Jabberwocky Mas Milan Indian Cuisine Java Java She-ben La Cucina Asian Express Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard Farm Shop Cici's Pizza Club Rio Al Dente...

  • Thank you: 10 reasons to thank the foodie gods

    MAS - This tapas bar started 2003 off with a bite-size bang when it opened in January-­ and in downtown Belmont, no less. Formerly the home of Hog Heaven (now flourishing ...

Question of the Week

Real Estate

  • Big sales, fast deals: Year in Review

    Quickest turnaround  700 Graves Street Sold in 21 days for $185,000.   Most interesting  Four story hydroelectric mill with 10 silos in Rapidan   ...

Real Estate - $old

  • $OLD

    ALBEMARLE 8/22  Barry Meade Homes LLC to Donna Lynne and Roger Lee Bensey Jr.,1870 River Inn Lane, Still Meadow, $461,200. Forest Lakes Associates to Robert Hauser H...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Seasonable: Winter adds to house appeal

      ADDRESS: 3865 Solaris Drive ASKING: $335,000 SIZE: 2,653 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1984 NEIGHBORHOOD: Solaris CURB APPEAL: 6 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Tom White...

Real Estate - Update

  • Update

    What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: May 29, 2003, in issue #0221 ADDRESS: 689 Burchs Creek Road ASKING PRICE: $325,000 SELLING PRICE: $315,0...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Foreclosure auctions

    January 15, 2004, at 10am, at the Nelson County Courthouse Property: 12949 James River Road, Shipman Debtor: Barbara Martinez Amount owing: $30,300 Bidder brings: 10 perce...

Movie Reviews

  • In review: the great work ends in 2003

    At the end of the first part of Angels in America, which would be high on the list of the year's best films if it had had a qualifying theatrical run, the Angel says, "The ...

Music Reviews


Strange But True



  • Didja know? Secrets of the HotSeat sitters

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO JEN@READTHEHOOK.COM KEN BOYD may jump through hoops when voting on school board issues, but he daydreams about shooting hoops for the ACC. &nbs...


  • Chief responds: It's all lies

    I categorically deny the charges by Joy Lloyd of Louisa County [News, "Louisa tradition: New police chief raises hackles," December 11]. In my opinion, Lloyd is a little pa...

  • Credit where credit is due

    I very much appreciate the help in getting the word out about our test screening of the movie Charlie's Party. [New, "Guinea pigs: New film needs test audience," December 1...

  • Fair trade bypasses greed

    I would like to congratulate The Hook for being the first local publication to address the Fair Trade issue in regard to the coffee crisis. Kudos also to the students and e...

Cultural preview


    ART Big movement: Second Street Gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary by moving to the new Charlottesville Center for the Contemporary Arts. Pet project: French multimed...

Full Stories List for December 25th, 2003 issue #0251

4Better Or Worse

Blind Date Challenge


Cultural preview

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

Real Estate Property auctions