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Central Virginia Updates

Thanksgiving Expense

November 26, 2014

Preparing a Thanksgiving meal can be time consuming, challenging and expensive. Ever wonder how your Thanksgiving Day expense breaks down or how it compares to other parts of the country? Grocery stores are audited every year by the American Farm Bureau Federation. to help learn the true cost of a Thanksgiving meal around the United […]

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Pipeline Maps for Nelson and Buckingham Counties

October 12, 2014

While the gas pipeline proposed for north and east of Charlottesville has been suspended, the one south of Charlottesville passing through Nelson and Buckingham Counties is still alive. The Friends of Nelson have put together a very informative site with lots of maps and updates concerning the pipeline. Click here if you want to go […]

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VDOT Hosts Potential Employees

September 23, 2014

Frequently folks will ask us for updates about any possible jobs or employment opportunities in the area. As an update, the Virginia Department of Transportation is sponsoring a career fair on Sept. 25th 2014.  They want to recruit possible employees for their company, and there will also be sessions teaching about the hiring process and application […]

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Buddy Can You Spare a Ride

September 1, 2014

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 […]

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Cost and Value of 2014 Home Improvements

April 10, 2014

If you could ask thousands of Realtors about which home improvements seem to really help a seller, you’d have a great cross-section of opinions based on firsthand knowledge.  Well that’s exactly what Realtor Magazine did.  And their most up-to-date responses might assist you in preparing your home for the today’s market. If you’re considering the addition […]

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Virginia Butterflies

August 24, 2013

It’s the season.  We see them everywhere.  This year it seems that our butterflies in Virginia are especially plentiful right now, and local botanists and horticulturalists have confirmed that impression.    Apparently our cool spring weather slowed down the butterfly period of egg-laying, and now they are catching up in their lifecycle …. though at a […]

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James River Railroad Rambler Tour

May 24, 2013

There’s something about a tour via railroad that pleases the mind and spirit in ways that other transportation does not.  And there’s still time left for you to schedule a spring train excursion with the Buckingham railroad in Central VA. They offer a series of tours they call the James River Rambler.  They are offered in spring, autumn, and […]

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Charlottesville, Albemarle, and Virginia All Gain Residents

January 26, 2013

The Weldon Cooper Research Center located on the campus of UVa has just released its report on population growth in various parts of Virginia in 2010-2012.    They estimate that Charlottesville’s population increased from its 2010 count of 43,475 in the 2010 census …to 45,073 last July… which is approximately 3.7% growth. Albemarle County also grew in […]

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