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Education

UVa Scholar Returns For Forum

August 31, 2014

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 […]

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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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Student Loans Vs Home Ownership By Young Adults

February 23, 2014

Lately the press has taken up the issues regarding student loans as they affect a young generation of potential homebuyers.  This isn’t a silly issue.  It impacts you and me right now, regardless of whether we have loans or children.   Did you know that the largest source of non-home-mortgage or home-equity-debt right now…  is student loans?  The […]

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Edible Forest Gardening Workshop

October 17, 2013

October 25-27, 2013 Fiddlehead Farm White Hall, VA The Blue Ridge Permaculture Network is hosting a weekend long Edible Forest Gardening workshop. The workshop will include an overview of edible forest gardening, permaculture design and profiles of polyculture plants. To download the registration form and for more information please visit the Blue Ridge Permaculture Network […]

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The Old Guy With The White Hair

October 6, 2013

Even though we all have been educated in various schools and circumstances, it’s likely that most Americans have heard something about George Washington and a cherry tree.  Or did George Washington have a kite and it was actually Ben Franklin and a cherry tree?  Was Ben Franklin a president and is his face on a dollar bill?  […]

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UVa Ranks Among Tops Again

September 16, 2013

It may be unseemly to boast about your own town’s university.  Does modesty discourage that? But why not boast?  Year after year the University of Virginia is consistently ranked among the top universities in the country, by a large number of polls and opinions.  Here’s another one.  This time US News and World Report has once […]

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Charlottesville’s JAG Law Center and School

July 16, 2013

As Realtors, a favorite part of our introductory tour of Charlottesville involves the military Judge Advocate General (JAG) program.  These military lawyers are unique in many ways, first being their dedication to a legal career in the military justice system.  They focus on areas such as civil law, international law, criminal litigation, rules of engagement and detention. But […]

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Historical Documents Made Public

June 13, 2013

Today the University of Virginia has announced its plans to make public many documents from our nation’s Founding Fathers.  In collaboration with the National Archives, UVa has gathered nearly 175,000 documents from presidents like Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe.  They’re now accessible to the public at the Founding Father’s site (links below) .   This marks the first time that the public […]

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Heritage Theatre Festival 2013 Season

June 13, 2013

Get out of the heat and start off the season with Annie Get Your Gun beginning June 27th at the Culbreth Threatre. For a complete list of shows and times please visit the Heritage Theatre website.

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Charlottesville Rivanna Trails Get Spring Cleaning

April 24, 2013

We’ve told you previously about the wonderful parks and trails of Charlottesville.  The Rivanna Trail system is a well-used feature for Charlottesville’s hiking and biking enthusiasts.  Miles of wide easy trails follow the Rivanna River, and the trails are enjoyed by folks of all ages and all abilities.  And one feature that we think is especially nice… […]

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