May 12th, 2011 issue #1019

May 12th, 2011
  • Midnight rider: How Jack Jouett saved Virginia

    It was the evening of June 3, 1781– a Sunday– and war was on its way to Charlottesville.Nearly forty miles to the east, at Cuckoo Tavern, John Jouett Jr. had finished dinner and gone outside to catch a few winks. Because of the oppressive late spring heat and the food and drink sitting heavily in his gut, “Jack,” as his friends called him, was soon fast asleep despite the revelry droning on in the background. Jouett was curled up under a great elm near the tavern’s picket fence, the only thing separating him from the county road.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Most wanted: Taybronne A. White is arrested May 8 in connection with a triple homicide after the bodies of Lisa Hwang, 26, Brian Lee Daniels, 26, and Dustin Tyler Knig...

The Dish

  • After three decades, Corner Market folds

    Say it ain't so! After thirty years, a Corner landmark has quietly vanished: the Corner Market at 1411 University Avenue. The phone has been disconnected, the contents have...

  • Brookville brunch (and lunch) alert!

    Chef/owner Harrison Keevil of Brookville on the Downtown Mall says locavore restaurant has begun serving Sunday brunch from 11:30 to 2:30. He also says it will relaunch lun...

  • Stoney's Grocery on Avon Street closed!

    Charlottesville Police Sergeant Marc Brake, who, along with wife Heather, had been operating Stoney's since 2007, reports that property owner Lawrence Burruss has sold th...

  • The LunchBox is on the move

    The thing that you have to understand about The LunchBox, the "mobile restaurant" that has been operational since last September, is that the duo who operate the rolli...


Real Estate - $old

  • Property transfers

    9/10Old Trail B4 LLC to JCFS Properties LLC, parcel in Ballard Field, Old Trail, $91,000.Surety Trustees LLC, trustees, to Financial Freedom Acquisition LLC, 4116 Saddlewoo...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • Still available

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: November 25, 2010 in issue 0947ADDRESS: 2325 Rocky Top Road, Rocky Hollow, Stony Point areaASKING PRICE: $339,000 (was $365,000)ASSESSMENT: $339,400SE...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    May 12 at 9am at the Albemarle County CourthouseProperty: 920 & 922 Shadwell Court, Keswick Debtor: 920 Shadwell Court LLC Amount owing: $203,360 Bidder brings: $20,000...

Art Features

DR. HooK

  • Let go! Bid doc adieu and start again

    Cooking isn’t a passion of mine, but I do enjoy feeding people. I wish I were Bobby Flay so my guests would salivate a week ahead of time in anticipation of my dinner par...

Movie Reviews

  • Bad romance: 'Something' isn't quite right

    One of the curious problems with Something Borrowed is that Kate Hudson's performance is too effective. She plays Darcy, the lifelong best friend of the heroine, Rachel (Gi...


On Architecture

  • Found: Virginia's lost communties

    In the 1890s there were big plans to transform the Louisa County town of Mineral into a metropolis. Located in the so-called “gold-pyrite belt," a nine- to sixteen-m...

The Brazen Careerist

Strange But True


  • McCarthy's work doesn't mimic Kahn's

    I guess in anticipation that his work would one day be compared to Wolf Kahn [May 5 art review: "Wolf on the horizon: McCarthy channels Kahn landscapes"], I found the attac...

Black and White

  • Point of Fork

    Two rivers. The big one was known by aboriginal inhabitants as Powhatan's River; now it's the James. The other one is the Rivanna. Also the site of a Revolutionary debacle ...

Full Stories List for May 12th, 2011 issue #1019

4Better Or Worse

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Real Estate Property auctions

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Update