Buddy Can You Spare a Ride

by staff on September 1, 2014

Uber Ride SharingWe’ll try to keep an Uber open mind about this new ride-sharing service that’s come to Charlottesville.   The way it works (in a perfect world) drivers of mid/full sized cars can register with a firm named Uber.  After clearance and background checks, those drivers are available to the public on the Uber phone app where the public can choose a driver and car nearby to catch a ride.  Sorta like hitchhiking with an app instead of a thumb.

Yes, there are fees for the trip (see details regarding operation HERE) which are available on the phone app, though it might require a bit of a leap of faith for both driver and passenger, who may have been previously unknown to each other.    Uber is already in other cities and has been met with a predictable amount of skepticism from local cab drivers in those cities.  We’ll see.

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UVa Scholar Returns For Forum

by staff on August 31, 2014

Miller Center at University of Virginia in CharlottesvilleIn light of the recent news events from Ferguson MO, this forum which is scheduled at the UVa Miller Center seems even more timely.

On Sept. 24, 2014 at 11:00, author Vesla Weaver will speak to the public about her book called Arresting Citizenship-The Democratic Consequences of American Crime Control.   She is a an assistant professor at Yale, focusing on political science and issues of racial equality.  She was writing about increased criminal prosecution and its effects on communities, even prior to the Ferguson uprising.  This promises to be a fact-filled event from an expert in the field.

Where:  UVa Miller Center

When:  Sept. 24, 2014    11:00am-12:30 pm

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Happy Charlottesville VA Dog
September 6, 2014
12:00 PM
Tonsler Park
Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

Join dog owners from Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson counties in celebrating all things dog! There will be music, games, contests, food for you and your pet, exhibiters as well as a local vet offering vaccinations, trainers and groomers. You may even find an addition to your family with the pooches waiting for a home. For more information please visit The Table Food Company website.

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August 30, 2014
9AM to 4PM
Main Street
Madison, VA

This is a fun event for the entire family to enjoy! There is live music, food, crafts, games, wine tasting and even pony rides! Free parking is at the high school with shuttle buses running throughout the day. Please visit Madison County Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

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They’re Baaaaacckkk

August 24, 2014

College towns are great.  Just like Capistrano’s swallows, the UVa students are flocking into Charlottesville again this weekend for the fall school year.   The university continues to expand the size of its first year class … this year’s approximately 3,690 first year students represent 173 more 1st-year students than last year . For businesses and townspeople alike, the […]

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Labor Day Food Fest in Central VA

August 21, 2014

Labor Day September 1, 2014 10AM to 4PM What a great way to spend Labor Day by meeting the Central VA farmers who grow and raise your food!   Many local specialty farms are represented, and one car pass gains entry into all farms. There are more than a dozen farms that will welcome you and they […]

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Broadband update for Albemarle and Charlottesville

August 17, 2014

Buyers who are new to our Central VA area are always interested in learning more about the broadband possibilities for the properties they’re considering.   Previously we’ve provided you with this link to a map of broadband operations. But we thought you might enjoy the dialogue and decision-making that are going into plans for Charlottesville and […]

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Flag Facts

August 11, 2014

There are several special days that our country has designated for the flying of the U.S. flag.   Of course the most obvious one is on Flag Day which occurs on June 14th and commemorates the date that we adopted the flag in 1777. Just weeks prior to Flag Day … on the last Monday in May … […]

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Real Estate Market Report Second Quarter 2014

August 5, 2014

A bit late posting this, but here is the Second Quarter Charlottesville Area real estate market report.

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Edible Food Fest 2014

August 1, 2014

August 9, 2014 10AM to 6PM Downtown Orange, VA This is the 3rd annual Edible Food Fest in Orange and this is one you don’t want to miss! Some of the regions best chefs will be there along with sustainable living vendors, live music and more! You can find more information at Edible Food Fest […]

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