Some say politeness insignificant compared with need for change Since the deadly Unite the Right rally Aug. 12, locals have come before Charlottesville’s City Council to demand answers about the summer, air their grievances and press for change from their government. Over the past six months, meetings have been punctuated with screaming matches, confrontations, calls […]
In 2009, Alex Toomy approached his friends and colleagues Russell Nance and Chris Sarpy with an idea: to produce bourbon whiskey the old-fashioned way — no shortcuts, no other spirits, using local resources from start to finish. “It was an ambitious idea, certainly, and for three people who knew nothing about the whiskey business, it […]
Ten years after Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville purchased the Southwood Mobile Home Park in Albemarle County for redevelopment, construction is still years away. But a group of residents working closely with Habitat staff and architects plans to bring the vision of redevelopment to reality in phases. Habitat leaders and staff are committed to […]
Plans are in motion to secure funds for a study of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to evaluate its historic value and maintenance efforts and to suggest ways to better care for it. The PLACE Design Task Force, an advisory body for the Planning Commission and City Council, decided at a recent meeting to seek the council’s […]
In the wake of the Unite the Right rally held in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, businesses and restaurants along the city’s Downtown Mall have posted signs remembering Heather Heyer, who was killed Saturday, and sharing messages of love, inclusivity and unity.
The idea of relocating the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center to the campus of Piedmont Virginia Community College has been discussed off and on for the past few years. The CATEC Center Board decided Tuesday to initiate further, more in-depth conversations to determine once and for all whether the relocation should and could be carried […]
To relieve pain during childbirth and various surgeries, many patients are given anesthesia through an epidural or a spinal injection in their lower back. Most anesthesiologists use touch to find where to insert the needle, often missing the target space within the spine at least once for each patient, which can cause various complications. Will […]
Another colorful mural now faces Three Notch’d Road in Crozet, thanks to dozens of community volunteers who recently picked up paintbrushes and brightened the front of Starr Hill Brewery. Starr Hill partnered with the Charlottesville Mural Project, a program of the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, for logistical support. “It’s an effort to get people out […]
Last Sunday, Starr Hill held a paint-by-numbers event where community volunteers picked up paintbrushes and livened up the building with a mural of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Albemarle County Public Schools held its annual New Teacher Academy this week at Henley Middle School, welcoming the new educators who soon will be in their own classrooms and offices as students return to school later this month. Through talks from division leaders, various workshops and meetings with colleagues, the two-day New Teacher Academy was […]