April 7th, 2011 issue #1014

April 7th, 2011
  • Broken trust: Sex allegations against therapist prompt investigation

    Patients came to him in their darkest hours, going through divorce, struggling with substance abuse, perhaps grieving over the loss of a loved one. But while some call Albemarle County social worker Howard Vidaver a therapist of rare talent and insight, court documents suggest he has been betraying one of the bedrock rules of his profession by engaging in sexual contact with patients. If true, the allegations suggest that he violated therapist/patient trust– and that it happened after he had already been disciplined by the state licensing board for similar behavior.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most alleged pervs: Five men are arrested for soliciting children for sex in a Louisa, Albemarle, and Charlottesville police sting, and four are charged with using a commun...

The Dish

  • 2 Sides to be replaced by pizza pub?

    Looks like 2 Sides Restaurant in Belmont has closed, but according to a legal notice a place called Belmont Pizza & Pub is hoping to take its place. The restaurant has ...

  • Elks launch farmer's market

    While the Charlottesville City Market continues to search for new and better location, the folks at Elks Lodge 389, located off Stony Point Road near Darden Towe Park, may ...

  • Scream-worthy: Graeter's takes Charlottesville

    Buckeyes are already familiar with Graeter's, the fourth generation family-owned Cincinnati ice creamery. Foodies may have heard Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay extol its vir...

  • Some like it raw

    If you're frustrated by the fact that you can't buy raw milk in Virginia, don't have a cow– buy one!


  • Shine on: How long will it last?

    Oh, that was one wicked big moon, wasn’t it? Like a mass hallucination. I stood by my car that magical Saturday evening, not wanting to get in and drive. I wanted to soak...

Real Estate - $old

  • Property transfers

    ALBEMARLE8/2Patsie H. Cutright, trustee, to James H. and Margaret B. Bowden, 3.0 acres at 3544 Red Hill School Road, North Garden, $349,000.Eddie Nelson Dunn to Kenneth Shr...

Real Estate - Update

  • Still available

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: July 15, 2010 in issue 0928ADDRESS: 4444 Woods Edge Road, Keswick Forest SouthASKING PRICE:  $750,000 (was $799,000) ASSESSMENT: $687,400SELLER'S...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    April 7 at 4:30pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse  Property: 997 Clearfields Lane, Crozet Debtor: Gunnar R. and Tanya F. Brockett Amount owing: $320,000 Bidder brin...

Art Features

  • Life lines: Holston shapes a colorful view

    Reading the paper, cutting up vegetables, playing chess in the park, or just sitting on a fence— these are the everyday moments Joseph Holston abstracts in his etchings a...

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews

Music Features


On Architecture

  • JPA bridge: Closed until September... 2012

    The nearly 80-year-old bridge carrying Jefferson Park Avenue over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks closed down Monday, April 4 for the first phase of the bridge's repla...

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True


  • Tulip Man(ia): Pick-your-own fest blossoms

    When Jeroen Koeman says he's the Tulip Man, the Madison County resident is just stating a fact. He comes from a line of tulip growers in Holland, where six of his father'...


  • Time for us to help the Haven

    Several years ago, a homeless man died one night from the freezing cold. This mobilized local churches to form a cooperative organization called P.A.C.E.M. On a rotating ba...

Black and White

  • 53 MGD

    Tandem Friends School students test Rivanna River water with technical direction and apparatus provided by Rivanna Conservation Society executive director Robbi Savage.

Full Stories List for April 7th, 2011 issue #1014