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April 05, 2018
An exhibit of 80 submissions in a competition to redesign and rethink the west end of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is being exhibited at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center through May 7. The competition is being held by local firm Bushman Dreyfus Architects with the goal of starting ...
March 24, 2018
In 2015, a 30-year-old seamstress named Hawa Fnu walked into Les Fabriques fabric shop looking for a job. She and her husband — who had been working for a U.S. agency during the war in Afghanistan — had been forced to flee their home country after receiving death threats. Fnu left ...
February 24, 2018
By the end of March, the Piedmont Housing Alliance intends to speak with members of every household in Friendship Court about their hopes and concerns for the property’s redevelopment. This year, the PHA will become managing partner of the privately owned affordable housing community just south of Charlottesville’s ...
February 18, 2018
Thousands of youths and adults are on soccer teams in the area and some would like local governments to increase the amount of places to play. “We started to recognize that what makes soccer so unique in Charlottesville is that it has a lot of unique ingredients,” said David Deaton ...
February 01, 2018
A group of 13 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Virginia School of Architecture spent last fall researching and conceptualizing proposals to redesign of Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park. Several of these students will be exhibiting their designs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at CitySpace ...
January 26, 2018
Monticello High School student Josh St. Hill spoke and performed in front of 50 people at the University of Virginia’s Music Library on Friday night. St. Hill is known for writing and starring in “A King’s Story,” a play performed by the MHS drama department in October that ...
December 02, 2017
In May of this year, the Charlottesville Police Foundation awarded its 13th Officer Housing Program grant, allowing the most recent in a line of city police officers to purchase a house in Charlottesville. “We’re so proud of this housing program,” said Mindy Goodall, Executive Director of the Charlottesville Police ...
November 15, 2017
As Charlottesville officials discuss ways to improve communications with city residents, the PLACE Design Task Force was briefed recently on lessons learned by another Virginia city. The task force was created in 2012 to advise the City Council and inform the community on urban design issues. One of its tasks ...
November 07, 2017
Three Democrats won the three races for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. In the Samuel Miller District, Democrat Incumbent Liz Palmer beat out Republican John Lowry, taking 68 percent of the vote while Lowry took 32 percent in the only contested race. Palmer, a veterinarian and small-business owner ...
November 04, 2017
In advance of Election Day Nov. 7, Charlottesville Tomorrow has produced in-depth nonpartisan voter guides, featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with all the candidates for the Charlottesville City Council and Charlottesville School Board. In advance of the election, we will also feature their responses to important questions about their qualifications, priorities ...
November 02, 2017
In advance of Election Day Nov. 7, Charlottesville Tomorrow has produced in-depth nonpartisan voter guides, featuring exclusive one-on-one interviews with all the candidates for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Albemarle County School Board. In advance of the election, we will also feature their responses to important questions about ...
October 28, 2017
University of Virginia student Kris Cody has put his undergraduate career on hold to distribute handmade Peruvian alpaca wool sweaters around the world. As Cody sees it, these sweaters bridge a gap between communities like Charlottesville and rural mountain villages surrounding Cuzco, Peru. “It [is about] trying to find a ...
October 23, 2017
Voices from Southern universities and historical preservation organizations joined the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville community to discuss slavery and history as part of the Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape symposium. The two-day event was presented by UVA’s President’s Commission on Slavery and the ...
October 19, 2017
Two local entrepreneurs are seeking to revolutionize farming, reduce energy expenditures and increase productivity by bringing their crop-growing indoors. Beanstalk Farms is a Charlottesville-based agricultural technology company that produces scalable, automated and sustainable vertical farms. Its innovative model grows greens such as spinach, kale and arugula in a fog of ...
October 08, 2017
A group gathered Sunday night at the Free Speech Wall on the Downtown Mall to celebrate and discuss Charlottesville’s first Indigenous Peoples Day. The news conference, organized by the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, took place in front of colorful chalk drawings celebrating Virginia’s natural landscape and indigenous people ...
October 01, 2017
After 25 years in Charlottesville, Bushman Dreyfus Architects wants to thank the community that has supported and nurtured the firm. To give back, BDA is holding a competition to ask residents how the city’s most pressing challenges can be explored and answered through design. “How can we bring design ...
September 22, 2017
A panel of Virginia energy industry leaders discussed Virginia’s role in the coming renewable energy revolution on Friday during the inaugural Tom Tom Founder’s Festival Fall Forum. The panel, moderated by Virginia Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Angela Navarro discussed challenges facing Virginia as solar and wind energy ...
September 14, 2017
Two area residents have received the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s Education Foundation scholarship for 2017. Phoebe Jarmon and Emma Umberger, both residents of the Treesdale Park community in Albemarle County, are among 130 recipients of this year’s national scholarship grant. “I definitely didn’t apply thinking I ...
September 12, 2017
A planned public sculpture that would commemorate Charlottesville’s Vinegar Hill neighborhood has thus far failed to raise the private funding needed for its construction. Major funding from city taxpayers also appears unlikely after a discussion by Charlottesville City Council last week failed to reach a verdict on a contribution ...
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