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August 17, 2017
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation hosted a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night on the Hydraulic-29 Small Area Plan. Chip Boyles, TJPDC’s executive director, presented updated plans for the intersection and surrounding area before community members weighed in with their thoughts and concerns about ...
August 16, 2017
The Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review held a preliminary discussion about the Belmont Bridge Tuesday. The conceptual designs presented by consultant Kimley-Horn were the culmination of over 30,000 individual data points collected from community meetings, surveys and the Belmont Bridge project website. Board members shared concerns about the project ...
August 13, 2017
The Albemarle County School Board approved the evaluation of budgetary impacts from new teacher compensations strategies suggested in a June study completed by the Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. consulting firm. County staff suggested three major changes and other improvements to the strategy for evaluating district teachers’ salaries. “We started this ...
August 10, 2017
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are just a few of the most popular books distributed by Book Baskets. But some kids want pink books or books about naked mole rats or the history of the United States ...
August 05, 2017
Bengkung belly binding is a Malaysian postpartum practice, involving an intricate wrapping and knotting of cloth around the midsection. The 15-yard-long, 10-inch-thick piece of cloth, wrapped from the lower hips upward, provides stability and healing for muscles, skin, and organs, but also prohibits movement and can be uncomfortable. TQ Evans ...
August 03, 2017
Along the newly constructed Berkmar Drive Extended, part of the Route 29 Solutions package, the trees that dot the edges of the road and the sloping hills on both sides are wilting in the summer heat and dying. “They plant them fast because it saves money. To do it right ...
August 01, 2017
Alan Goffinski, Director of The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, could not stand still. He was explaining the work of three artists in residency in The Bridge’s gallery space, and he was pacing from one end of the room to the other. “Oh, I have to show you this,” Goffinski ...
July 29, 2017
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 ...
Residents voice support for commercial squares, share traffic fears at Rio Road Small-Area Plan Open House
July 27, 2017
Albemarle County held an open house Thursday to showcase three possible designs for the Rio Road and Route 29 intersection. Over 30 people attended the event led by county consultant Renaissance Planning and spent the evening discussing the merits and obstacles of each design. The feedback from the community will ...
July 19, 2017
Aaron Reedy noticed something was missing from high school science classrooms. A former Chicago public school teacher and current Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia, he was unsatisfied with the available data analytics software options and felt that in order to simulate a professional lab setting, something had ...
July 09, 2017
In the past year, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has held 23 regular meetings. As of July 1, only four of those meetings have had meeting minutes approved and posted on the county’s website. Minutes are the public record of what is discussed and decided at board meetings ...
July 05, 2017
The future of the Fifeville neighborhood could include more housing and business after a rezoning for King Street received positive feedback from the Charlottesville City Council on Wednesday. Atlas Projects presented a rezoning proposal that would change 910 to 916 King St. from residential to mixed-use. Last month, the Charlottesville ...
July 01, 2017
For the past decade, Riverbend Development has owned nearly 6 acres in the center of Charlottesville’s Belmont neighborhood. Now, the company is meeting with neighbors to start planning a mixed-use development that could include more than 100 apartments and numerous businesses. “They seemed really open toward feedback,” said Seth ...
June 28, 2017
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Charlottesville and Poggio a Caiano, a town in Tuscany, Italy, with a population of 10,000. In celebration, a delegation traveled to the area to spend a week exploring the history that connects the two cities. The seven-member ...
June 25, 2017
A little boy wearing an oversized firefighter uniform runs past a girl with a stethoscope around her neck. Bell sounds drift from an open music room as shrieks and giggles fill the hallway. Summer has begun at the Virginia Discovery Museum. A year after a major renovation, the Discovery Museum ...
June 24, 2017
Tables and chairs made up a circle in the Murray High School gym. Thirty-two children sat, staring at each other, toes tapping, knees fidgeting. “Negotiations may begin now,” a voice said, as a bell began to ring. The children leaped out of their seats, running zig zags through the circle ...
June 23, 2017
The children enrolled in Computers4Kids’ Hauntings Smart House Camp were hard at work, building spooky sound boards and carving headstones from large chunks of foam. A bulletin board covered with drawings leaned against the wall. Headless people, falling ceilings, and flying demons were just a few of the depictions hung ...
June 22, 2017
Jin Ellington has never played golf. Yet when she was looking to move to Charlottesville to be closer to family, the mother of two with a background in education and nonprofits stumbled across a job opening: Executive Director at The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge. Ellington applied to ...
June 17, 2017
The ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel was overflowing. Women in pink and green greeted each other, embracing and waving across the room. An announcement asked for seats to be taken, and the room became quiet. The Eta Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated hosted their biennial Eta Phi ...
June 16, 2017
A change of zoning on King Street could lead to more business development in Fifeville, a Charlottesville neighborhood home to many University of Virginia employees. At Tuesday’s Charlottesville Planning Commission meeting, Atlas Projects proposed that four lots in the 900 block of King Street be changed from residential to ...
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