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Brigitte Bélanger-Warner, City of Charlottesville

Brigitte Bélanger-Warner, Director of Sales and Marketing, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention &  Visitors Bureau  Where were you born (and raised, if different)?   I was born and raised in a small town called Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts in Québec, Canada (one hour north of Montreal in the Laurentian mountains).   When and why did you move to the Charlottesville/Albemarle […]

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Albemarle officials investigate new lodging options for Crozet area

The tourism industry of western Albemarle and Nelson County, mainly Crozet and the Route 151 corridor, may soon get a long-awaited and, officials say, sorely needed lodging option. Albemarle County will take steps to make itself eligible for a state financing program that could support the construction of hotels. “One thing that became pretty obvious […]

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‘I want those Yankee dollars’

7/29/09 * Culpeper-Star Exponent [ full story ] A new Amtrak coming to Culpeper Oct. 1 is not intended to serve commuters. But the addition of a second, shorter-running daily passenger train is expected to improve reliability, free up seats on the other daily Amtrak and attract tourists from the north. Though the time schedule […]