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Chihamba’s Ladies Night highlights local nonprofits, women’s health

Chihamba’s African American Cultural Arts Festival continued its 29th year on Friday with a focus on women’s health and empowerment. Founded in the late 1980s by Donna Graham, Chihamba is an African-American cultural organization that provides African drumming and dancing classes to the Charlottesville community. It created the cultural arts festival in 1989 to further […]

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Albemarle superintendent holds community forum at AHS

Matt Haas, superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, continued his countywide listening tour with a community forum at Albemarle High School on Wednesday evening. Haas, who officially assumed his position on July 1, is seeking input from Albemarle students, parents, employees and community members to help him develop a strategic and operational action plan. During […]

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Charlottesville, Albemarle host summer program for English-language learners

The Charlottesville and Albemarle County school divisions are working to bridge the gap between native and non-native English-speaking students.   Since 2015, the two divisions have hosted the Summer Immersion Excursion Program for students who are learning English. The free, all-inclusive five-week program caters specifically to middle and early high school age students new to […]

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Charlottesville hosts Virginia Women’s Employment Summit

The city of Charlottesville hosted the Virginia Women’s Employment Summit on Thursday at CitySpace. The summit focused on careers in information technology, construction, entrepreneurship and other fields in which women are underrepresented. Other topics included salary negotiation, interview techniques and workplace readiness.  Jennifer McCune, an independent consultant for Rodan & Fields and CEO of McCune […]

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Planning Commission approves parking amendment for Friendship Court

The Charlottesville City Planning Commission approved a parking modified zone amendment for Friendship Court, an affordable housing community located in downtown Charlottesville.   The amendment will reduce the amount of on-site parking required for affordable dwellings and provide alternative mechanisms to satisfy these requirements, such as public transit stops.   It also proposed parking modifications […]

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UVa professor offers implicit bias session to Charlottesville community

Why do people’s actions towards others not always align with their intentions?  University of Virginia professor Brian Nosek explained the psychology behind this during a free interactive session Monday evening at the Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center called “Understanding Implicit Bias.” The session discussed how implicit bias can unintentionally influence our judgment and actions […]

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Governor visits Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Gov. Ralph Northam visited the Focused Ultrasound Foundation on June 5 to discuss the impact of the state’s investment in this innovative technology. Dr. Neal Kassell, founder and chairman of the foundation, gave a presentation about the evolution of focused ultrasound. Foundation Board members, health industry leaders, foundation supporters and media representatives were also in […]