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Where the Locals Go

Would you like to become a Virginia Master Naturalist?

December 18, 2014

The Rivanna Chapter of The Virginia Master Naturalists training program will begin February 10, 2015. If you have a desire to help protect our local environment through volunteer services this maybe for you. Information sessions will be held January 6th and 11th at the Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Building . The Deadline to register […]

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Keswick Hall Golf Course Layout

September 27, 2014

For more than a year we’ve been waiting eagerly for the golf course at gorgeous Keswick Hall to reopen.  It’s been undergoing an extensive renovation under the guidance of Pete Dye, who’s among the elite with the likes of Robert Trent Jones in the World Golf Hall of Fame… honored for world famous architectural golf course design.  […]

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Shops At Stonefield Expand For the Holidays

September 21, 2014

What do Capital Teas, The Yellow Button, the Rocksalt Oyster Bar, and Suz Somersall Boutique have in common? If you answered that they are 4 of the new stores in the Shops at Stonefield that have announced their openings, you would be right. For those unfamiliar, the Stonefield shops are a shopping center of approximately […]

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New Plans For Charlottesville Coca Cola Building

September 13, 2014

A few years ago we told you about plans to develop the Coca-Cola building on Charlottesville’s Preston Ave. after it was purchased for intended renovation. Those plans did not materialize. Now the 38,000 sq.ft. building …. which was built in an Art Deco style in 1939 and was put on the National Register of Historic Places in […]

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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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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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Charlottesville is a Favorite

July 20, 2014

The praise almost makes us blush.    In the past few weeks Charlottesville has ranked high on more than 5 lists of “Best Of”. According to Travelers Today, Cville is among the top college towns in the country. At Orbitz they recommend that Charlottesville is in their top 5 of places that everyone should visit. We love this […]

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Keswick VA Farm Festival

June 11, 2014

Central Virginia locals know that the estate area just east of Charlottesville in Keswick has some of the most spectacular scenery and horse farms in the country.  This Saturday on June 14, 2014 those residents contribute their efforts and talents to support charities by offering a fair for people to see some of the gorgeous farms in the Keswick […]

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Strawberry Time

May 17, 2014

There are certain foods that almost require an announcement when they arrive fully ripe and “in season”.    Heralding trumpets. Strawberries are near the top of that list.  Sure we can get berries year-round from lots of sources but nothing compares to a fresh locally grown strawberry (preferably still warm from the field). Well, here’s your […]

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