June 23rd, 2011 issue #1025

June 23rd, 2011
  • Riding the rails: It's the only way to fly

    Nobody brings rail closer to the airplanes than Reagan National and Metro. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER

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  • The wedding issue

    The summer edition of the Hook's spectacular quarterly wedding guide is here, and in addition to its presence as a special insert inside the June 23 edition you can read it in a digital edition. Edited by Stephanie Marie Garcia!

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Latest in the Western 29 Bypass resurrection: City Council votes 4-0 June 20 to oppose the controversial roadway. After a more than 10-year hiatus, the bypass revived June ...

The Dish

  • Plant life: Tufton Farm herb workshop

    One of the hidden treasures at Monticello, or rather down the hill from Monticello, is Tufton Farm, one of the five satellite farms that Jefferson maintained, and home to t...

  • Salatin shines again in 'Farmageddon'

    Back in 2009, we had an opportunity to see Joel Salatin, the Shenandoah Valley's most famous farmer, in action. When we arrived at sunrise, the outspoken agriculturist was ...

  • Zazus wrapped up in robbery

    Two masked men— one in a hooded sweatshirt and the other in a Scream mask— robbed Zazus Fresh Grille and assaulted one of its employees on Sunday, June 19. Albemarle Co...


Question of the Week

Real Estate - $old

  • Energy star on the rise

    5/16/2011Robert & Asal Rahimi to Theresa Smith, 1292 Courtyard Drive, $330,000 (Albemarle)Mary Ann Sipes Family Trust to Sarah F. Ackerman, 500 Crestwood Drive, Unit 21...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • High flying: Mystery nests in Quail Hollow

    Address: 1015 Quail Hollow LaneNeighborhood: Quail HollowAsking: $850,000Assessment: $918,500Year Built: 1957Size:  4,566 fin. sq. ft. /50 unfin.Land: 4.4 acresCurb Ap...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    June 24 at 3:30pm at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 228 Sunset Avenue Debtor: Douglas L. and Joan E. Williams Amount owing: $173,000 Bidder brings: 10 percent...

Art Features

  • Social network: Vitali sees the big picture

    For most photographers, it’s thrilling to have their images projected onto the giant screen at the Paramount Theater. Not so for Massimo Vitali, one of the three photo ar...

DR. HooK

Movie Reviews


On Architecture

  • Farewell, Tuttle House

    In the ongoing project to replace 11 residence halls built to accommodate UVA's rapid expansion in the mid-1960s, another has fallen.

  • JPA bridge fallout: Is Shamrock Road dangerous now?

    When Charlottesville resident Lora Kelly and her husband, Eric, purchased a house on Shamrock Road in 2009, its two lanes and mish-mash of missing stretches of sidewalk al...

The Brazen Careerist

Sports Doctor

  • Omahuh? Cav coaches can learn things there

    Ah, Omaha, home of– well, of what?According to NPR, Omaha isn’t home merely to the greatest indie-rock club in the country (Slowdown), but also to a very polluted M...

Strange But True

  • Big leap: Elephants, rhinos too big to jump

    Q. Is it true that elephants are the only quadrupeds that cannot jump? –S. BubkaA. Elephants can't jump from ground level anyway, nor can turtles or large crocodiles; eve...

Online only

  • Contents

    COVERTravel tricksSo you wanna go to California or Costa Rica this summer? You might find that just getting to your plane takes as much time as you'll spend in the air. The...

  • Property transfers

    10/25Linda B. Hicks to Claire H. Mihalski, 0.27 acres at 1208 Bixham Lane, Fieldbrook, $250,000.Professional Foreclosure Corp. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 2.1070 a...

Black and White

  • Steely gazes

    On June 13, Citizens for a Sustainable Water Supply member and former school board chair Dede Smith announced her candidacy for City Council– in a park, under a tree,...