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Local government officials make use of private email systems

As former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a personal email account has recently come under scrutiny, Charlottesville Tomorrow has evaluated the email practices of Charlottesville’s City Council and the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Two of the 11 elected officials on these bodies advertise personal email addresses on their government website, and […]

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Take this community survey on bike sharing

Curious about the bike sharing experiment at the University of Virginia?  You are not alone. A group of students studying transportation and land use at the University of Virginia has developed a proposal to gauge support for a community wide bike share program in the City of Charlottesville. The “Bike Share-lottesville” initiative is designed around […]

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Area students exhibit their passion for science

More than 425 students filled the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena on Tuesday to showcase projects involving math, science and engineering principles. The 34th annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair is a chance for students to exhibit and demonstrate their projects to judges and the public. “For us, it’s the promotion of science […]

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CHS celebrates diversity with musical Hairspray

About 130 Charlottesville High School students from various backgrounds are collaborating to produce a play that highlights romance, comedy and prejudice. The musical “Hairspray,” which will run from March 27-29 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, is one that Charlottesville High drama teacher David Becker said resonates with him in a special […]

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Planning Commission supports Kroger’s move

Charlottesville Planning Commission supports Kroger’s move The proposed relocation of the Kroger grocery store from Hydraulic Road to the former Giant grocery site in Seminole Square shopping center cleared a procedural hurdle this week. The Charlottesville Planning Commission recommended approval of a critical slopes waiver to allow for the expansion of the back of the […]

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How the grassroots local food movement is changing what we eat

Many people in the Charlottesville area seem to value local food, but one University of Virginia lecturer said she thinks the community can take the movement one step further. “This food movement is about healing lands, neighborhoods and identities,” said Tanya Denckla Cobb, associate director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation. “It’s about how creative […]

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Habitat releases economic impact study as it prepares to redevelop Southwood

A recently completed economic impact study indicates that Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has made a significant economic impact on the community and generated big financial savings for its residents. The local nonprofit that helps low-income households build affordable homes has now set its sights on its next big project, redeveloping the 346-unit Southwood […]

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UVa bike sharing on a roll despite hard winter

A new transportation option is available for quickly getting around the University of Virginia. Launched earlier this year, the UBike bike-sharing system is designed to get more students using bicycles without the commitment of bike ownership. “The UBikes rolling around Grounds are evidence of the growing culture of sustainability at the university,” said UVa student […]

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McIntire Park in final stage of design review

Community members had another chance last week to provide feedback on the new design for the eastern side of McIntire Park. “We are looking for comment on the last phase of the design,” Charlottesville Parks and Recreation department director Brian Daly said at an open house hosted by the department Thursday. “This is an evolutionary […]