We’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.
In 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
September 6, 2014
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.
August 30, 2014
9AM to 4PM
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.