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A new Albemarle brewing boom?

With the unanimous support of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Greenmont Hopworks will be expanding its hops processing business near Keene to support Virginia’s growing craft beer market. Supervisor Rick Randolph sees the business as a chance to expand agriculture and tourism in the region. “ There will be more hops grown in Albemarle County […]

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Scout Guide advertises luxury local businesses

The Scout Guide, a handbook filled with curated advertisements, was founded by Susie Matheson and Christy Ford to help locals and visitors find the stores and services that best capture a city. What started as a guide to Charlottesville has grown into a franchised, multi-faceted business with a presence in more than 80 cities in […]

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Study to test waters for new local conference center

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau is exploring the possibility of bringing a conference or convention center to the region. The CACVB’s board in January approved up to $30,000 in funding for a feasibility study to be completed in fiscal year 2018. A request for proposals was issued by the city of Charlottesville last […]

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Tom Tom forum presents Charlottesville as “America’s Founding City”

At the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Future Forum on Wednesday, local leaders in business, government and community design spoke about their accomplishments in Charlottesville and their aspirations for the years ahead.   “[Charlottesville is] not just about Jefferson, and we are not just about history,” said Tom Tom Founders Festival Director Paul Beyer.   “In […]

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Jackson-Via focuses on world, school culture through Sister Cities

Jackson-Via Elementary School has taken a page from the “Harry Potter” series by sorting students into “houses,” like the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, the house system at the school is designed to teach students about far-off places in the real world. At the beginning of second grade, students at Jackson-Via are […]

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Downtown Crozet welcomes three new businesses

Downtown Crozet will see three new businesses in the coming months. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors recently approved leases for Staengl Engineering, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Crozet Artisan Depot. Staengl Engineering, currently operating in the city’s Belmont neighborhood, will move its offices to the first floor of the new Crozet […]