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Richmond-based elderly care startup carefully expands in Charlottesville

Three years, three markets and a pandemic later, Richmond-based startup Naborforce is refocusing its efforts on connecting Charlottesville-area neighbors in need with those who can help.  The startup aimed at aiding elderly people and their families expanded its market to Charlottesville in late 2019. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Though founder Paige Wilson initially questioned […]

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New program to build websites for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

A new program called Website Jump Start is seeking applicants in order to create websites for 24 local businesses through the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center.  Albemarle County’s economic development project manager, Jennifer Schmack, noted how many businesses have quickly pivoted to an online presence during the pandemic and how the program hopes to […]

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Restaurant owners hop on board with bill that could make Downtown Mall an open container area

The Downtown Mall is the beating heart of Charlottesville’s social scene and stands as one of the biggest draws to out of town visitors. Making it a designated open container zone could be the solution to a local restaurant industry ravaged by the pandemic. The Alcoholic Beverage Control bill, SB1471, which could allow localities to […]

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Some COVID rules to be loosened March 1

Charlottesville may see increased activity downtown after Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that Virginia would relax certain COVID restrictions starting March 1.  The new measures extend the current 10 p.m. cutoff for alcohol sales to midnight and lift the stay-at-home curfew. Outdoor entertainment venues may also increase their capacities from 250 people to up to […]

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JSAAHC debuts “Charlottesville Collects African American Art” exhibition

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center unveiled its “Charlottesville Collects African American Art” gallery on Jan. 31.  Rather than showcasing just one artist, the exhibition features the work of 14 Black artists from Charlottesville and across the country. Artists shown in the gallery include Gordon Parks, Robert Reed, Carrie Mae Weems, Jacob Lawrence, Whitfield […]