June 2nd, 2011 issue #1022

June 2nd, 2011
  • Extreme makeover: rich edition-- State program benefits those who need it least

    Ask most preservationists what they think of Virginia's Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program, and you'll hear them proudly say it's one of the most generous, if not the most generous, programs in the country, leading to the rehabilitation of thousands of historic properties. Indeed, since the program's inception in 1997, the state has awarded nearly $700 million in tax credits to homeowners and developers.

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4Better Or Worse

  • 4BETTER or worse: The week in review

    Worst week for baby deaths: The family of year-old Camora Latay Wicks raises money May 30 to pay for a $4,000 funeral to bury the baby, whose cause of death is undisclosed....

The Dish

  • Black Sheep sweets

    Baa, baa, Black Sheep, have you any whoopie pies? There’s a new bakery in town promising to "take traditional baked goods to a new level.” Black Sheep Bakery has begun ...

  • Charity partner chosen for summer Restaurant Week

    The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has been tapped as the charity benefiting from the semi-annual food-fest known as Restaurant Week.Returning July 11 through 17, the Hook-spons...

  • Grub Street: Chang's tops in Virginia

    The editors of Grub Street, New York Magazine's food section, recently "scoured" the country to find a restaurant in each state worthy of their readers' " food fanaticism" ...

Essays

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate - Update

  • Still available

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: January 06, 2011 in issue 1001 ADDRESS: 48 19 James Madison Highway, Fork Union, Fluvanna CountyASKING PRICE:  $169,500 (was $179,500ASSESSMENT: ...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    June 2 at 11am at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 900 Rougemont Avenue Debtor: Dale Roy and Cynthia K. Haskins Amount owing: $217,490 Bidder brings: $15,000 or ...

Art Features

DR. HooK

  • The skinny: Two rare diseases wreak havoc

    Rash people do rash things, including giving other people a psychological rash. We all do rash things— well, unless you're Arnold Schwarzenegger who knows how to kee...

Movie Reviews

  • Playing offense: Hangover II spares no one

    Is this some kind of a test? The Hangover Part II plays like a challenge to the audience's capacity for raunchiness. It gets laughs, but some of them are in disbelief. As i...

Music Features

Music Reviews

  • Music Review: Dana Radcliffe's Replacement

    The first track on Dana Radcliffe’s sophomore LP, Replacement, is entitled “Wander,” an apt name to begin the eclectic compilation. “I wander and you settle down,...

News

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

Strange But True

  • Suck it up: How cats' tongues work magic

    Q. Who's the "smarter" drinker in your household, Fido or Felix? –J. FarielloA. Your cat's famous milk-lapping tongue manages an elegant interplay between the liquid's in...

Letters

  • Good thing Stuart's not more widely read

    I've read your publication since I was a UVA undergrad, and I've never before felt compelled to comment, but the piece written by Ms. Stuart [May 3 cover story: "'Still a f...

  • Jack Jouett story unplayed the mare

    As a lover of history, I was thrilled to see the relatively unknown Jack Jouett finally receiving the credit he deserved. [May 12 cover story: "Midnight rider: How Jack Jou...

  • Oxygen, herbs cured my Lyme

    I read with interest your May 19 cover story about Lyme disease. I found I had Lyme when my dog, Lilah, went lame in 2006. I immediately visited my family physician, since ...

Black and White

  • Manners

    Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.–E. Post~Commentator Bill...


Full Stories List for June 2nd, 2011 issue #1022

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Real Estate Property auctions

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - Update