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Charlottesville Accolades

Community Firefighting Effort

August 27, 2012

Wow.  Talk about your community spirit.  Sometimes our clients ask about how friendly or supportive our neighbors are…. here’s one to tell them. Crozet in Western Albemarle County is not a very large area.  And Greenwood is a relatively sparsely inhabited portion of Crozet.  So it caught our eyes when we learned that more than […]

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Crozet Through a Visitor’s Eyes

August 23, 2012

Usually we like to write our own material about our topics.  But every now and then a story comes along that can only be told through the eyes of a visitor to our area.  And that is the case with the following link, a story of a Lynchburg VA man’s visit to the Charlottesville area […]

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Charlottesville has America’s #1 Most Beautiful Hospital

July 7, 2012

Let’s hear it for Charlottesville’s new Martha Jefferson Hospital complex.   Very often the world hears about the other Charlottesville hospital – – the University of Virginia hospital, a renowned teaching facility associated with UVa.  But Charlottesville has always had another fine hospital too … Martha Jefferson Hospital.   And MJH has  just been named the winner of a […]

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Shop Charlottesville for Upscale Grocery Outlets

June 8, 2012

 Charlottesville routinely hits the Lists of “Best Of” towns, and this week we’ve seen another honor as the “brainiest” city in the country, as reported by The Atlantic. But soon we could be known as a mecca for grocery shopping too.    As you know, we’ve reported the previous relocation to a 40,000 square foot building on Hydraulic Road for Whole […]

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Another #1 For Virginia

April 11, 2012

Virginia gets so many accolades acknowledging its desirability for many things…. tourism, business, scenery, towns etc.   Here’s another one. This time MoneyRates.com has chosen Virginia as the Best Place in America to Make a Living.   The choice was based on an analyzation of the following criteria:  the unemployment rates, average incomes, the cost of living […]

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Virginia Inns and Restaurants Earn Diamonds

January 30, 2012

AAA has awarded nearly 2 dozen Virginia inns and restaurants their ‘Diamond’ awards and rankings for this year.   Their top ranking is 5 diamonds.  Among their criteria are:  ongoing impeccable standards of excellence, and meticulous service. This year, two Virginia properties received their 5 Diamond Award….. the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and the Inn at […]

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Charlottesville’s Beer Gets Nod

January 28, 2012

A site called Livability.com makes its living by constructing Top Ten lists.  It must have been a slow news day for them, because they decided to make a list of the Top 10 Beer Cities in America…. and yes, Charlottesville is among them.  While our local breweries such as Starr Hill Brewery, South Street Brewery, and […]

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More Awards For Charlottesville

December 21, 2011

The Charlottesville area of central Virginia continues to receive recognition from many national sources.  The Milken Institute has published a ranking for Best-Performing Cities and U.S. metropolitan areas,  judged in part by factors such as job growth, technology and salaries.  This year Charlottesville and nearby Harrisonburg were chosen in the Top 20 small metro areas… selected by […]

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Vote For Charlottesville as Tastiest Town

December 21, 2011

In just a couple of days…. on Friday Dec. 23rd …  folks around the country can begin voting for their Top 10 Tastiest Towns, in a contest sponsored by Southern Living Magazine.  Charlottesville is on the list of nominees.     So pretend it’s like politics  (vote now and vote often).     HERE’S a link to the complete information.

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Charlottesville Receives Tree City USA status for 2011

December 13, 2011

No doubt about it, the trees around Charlottesville add a lot to its beauty. The city should be congratulated for this award as I’m sure there have been great challenges with some of the big wind storms that we have had over the last two summers. Charlottesville was one of only 57 cities to recieve […]

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