FunStuff: January 3 beyond
Published on Dec 31st, 2012
0 comments Downton Abbey premiereIf you're into Downton Abbey, the English drama that the New York Times dubbed “an instant classic,” and the Wall Street Journal called “impossible to resist,” you won't want...
What was the most memorable Charlottesville event of 2012?
Published on Dec 18th, 2012
Food explosion: The 2012 restaurant round-up
Published on Dec 18th, 2012
4 comments The year in food was marked by something surprising, considering the economy: the opening and/or re-purposing of a lot of new restaurants and eateries, over 40 at least. Of course, there were also...
Season of giving: Is panhandling, vagrancy, destroying the Downtown Mall?
Published on Dec 6th, 2012
57 comments The success of the Downtown Mall is a miracle in many ways. After it was completed in 1976, initially eliminating five blocks of Charlottesville's Main Street to revitalize the downtown area, it did...
Have you ever been towed?
Published on Nov 28th, 2012
Made to order: Eat out by eating in
Published on Nov 27th, 2012
1 comments Relay Foods, the local online grocery, has partnered with three local restaurants to offer their customers, well, essentially "dinner kits" that will allow them to cook meals served at the C&O,...
Boyd's Crossing: 3-mile Old Mills Trail finally open for business
Published on Nov 20th, 2012
4 comments Last week, a new 3-mile trail was opened along the Rivanna River, the Old Mills Trail, that connects Darden Towe Park to the new Martha Jefferson Hospital, and is designed for walkers, runners,...
City history: Bid process questioned in unfunded film
Published on Nov 14th, 2012
14 comments As part of Charlottesville's year-long 250th anniversary celebration, organizers and city officials came up with the idea of a documentary about the city's rich history. Eight film production...
Good-bye, Carmello's; Hello Mex... and meals tax hike?
Published on Nov 5th, 2012
25 comments Last February, Carmello's, the venerable Italian restaurant that was located for 19 years at its familiar Emmet Street location next to the EconoLodge, moved to Fontaine Avenue into the former site...
Head of state: Springsteen rocks Pavilion for Obama
Published on Oct 23rd, 2012
36 comments At an event that was a political rally and a concert, rock superstar Bruce Springsteen fired up the mostly pro-Obama crowd with acoustic versions of "No Surrender," "The Promised Land," a funny Obama...
Busted: after area-wide search, police track down Currier
Published on Oct 22nd, 2012
3 comments Last Wednesday, October 17, The Albemarle County Police Department called on the public to aid in the search for a criminal wanted on four felony counts, including burglary, grand larceny, and...
FunStuff: Charlottesville events October 25 and beyond
Published on Oct 21st, 2012
1 comments Counting CrowsThe music of the 1990s has had enough time now to properly age, and already certain songs have shown remarkable staying power; think, like, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Creep," or "Black...
Hello, Dalai: His Holiness rocks Downtown
Published on Oct 11th, 2012
36 comments The line started before 9am. For the Dalai Lama's morning talk at the Paramount Theater, it stretched all the way down past York Place on the Downtown Mall. In front of the theater, a dozen city...
Oh, happy day: JPA bridge finally opens
Published on Sep 21st, 2012
4 comments "Is this it?" a passerby says to a VDOT worker near the new Jefferson Park Avenue Bridge."This is it," he says, loading a "Road Closed" sign into the back of a truck.And with that, the new bridge...
Remember six things: New DMB album makes rock history
Published on Sep 21st, 2012
19 comments Back in February, L.A. Weekly ranked the Dave Matthews Band #1 on a list of the "20 Worst Bands of All Time," saying "Dave Matthews croons like Kermit with a hangover, for a presumed intended...
Move-in ready: Near north house mixes past and present
Published on Aug 19th, 2012
6 comments Address: 1406 Holly RoadNeighborhood: Rutledge/GreenbrierAsking: $329,000Assessment: $290,700Year Built: 1957Size:  1,829 finished sq. ft.Land: .28 acresCurb Appeal: 6 out of 10Listing Agent:...
Tempo treat: Lemongrass Scallops Lafayette
Published on Aug 18th, 2012
4 comments Surprised more restaurants haven't done something like this? A great idea, and a great way to get some attention by presenting a James Beard-inspired dish. Over at Tempo Restaurant & Bar, chef...
Chang-dango: Top chef gets Bon Appétit nod, new locations
Published on Aug 17th, 2012
6 comments It seems like only yesterday when we met with Peter Chang at a local Starbucks, adrift as he was with no restaurant, and talked with him about his plans to open a restaurant in Charlottesville. At...
Big om: Dalai Lama visit a hot ticket
Published on Aug 15th, 2012
3 comments It's official: the Dalai Lama is a rock star.  According to Paramount Theater box office manager Matthew Simon, tickets to see Tenzin Gyatso, the 76-year old Nobel Prize-winning 14th Dalai Lama...
Girl of summer: Caroline Lund a slugger to watch
Published on Jul 31st, 2012
10 comments When his daughter was a little girl, Eric Lund says she'd sit and watch Yankees games with him on TV, asking questions about all the game's nuances. Later, when most girls adorned their walls with...