July 4th, 2002 issue #0122

July 4th, 2002
  • Trail nix: Rivanna neighbor just says no to hikers

      When landscape designer Jon Dreher went walking on the Rivanna Trail with his dog, Chester, on June 20, he expected a leisurely stroll through the woods. What he got instead was a confrontation– and a case study in community amenities vs. the property rights of an angry citizen. About a half-mile from the trailhead near the VFW Lodge on River Road, Dreher came upon a woman and a man constructing a barrier– in the middle of the popular pathway.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

      Best press release of the week: Feisty Sprint, which recently went after Adelphia's phone customers, finds value in the WorldCom debacle. A June 26 release expresses...

The Dish


Real Estate

  • Foreclosures

      July 2, 2002, at 9:45am at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 1384 Gristmill Road Debtor: Manu V. and Shashikala Patel Originally owing: $140,000 Bidder brin...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Hidden gem: Shiny new house tucked away

      ASKING: $459,950 SIZE: 3040 finished sq. ft., 800 unfinished YEAR BUILT: 2002 ADDRESS: 2313 Sheffield Road NEIGHBORHOOD: West Leigh CURB APPEAL: 8 of a possible 10 L...

Movie Reviews

  • Men In Black II (Three Stars)

    By Cole Smithey Will Smith (Ali) and Tommy Lee Jones (U.S. Marshals) team up with director Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty) once again to invigorate the infectious camp sci-fi...

Music Reviews

  • Anomoanon at Tokyo Rose

      By Mark Grabowski We were all in a state of flux at Tokyo Rose last Thursday night. Pulling us down into the basement club was Anomoanon (I believe it rhymes with "p...

  • Claiborne & Company at Durty Nelly's, Friday, June 28

    By Damani Harrison My first encounter with Richelle Claiborne was at the Live Arts production of The Wiz earlier this year in which Richelle played the role of the Scarecro...


Strange But True

  • That tasty tingle

    STRANGE BUT TRUE- That tasty tingle Published 07/04/02 in issue #22 of The Hook   [email protected] –DRAWING BY DEBORAH DERR Q: What is it about beer...

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  • Hook wises him up

    I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoy The Hook. I was introduced to your publication in early March of 2002, when I came to Charlottesville from Wise (that small ...

  • In the swim

      It was nice to read your article this week on spots to cool off in our area (http://readthehook.com/99246/swimming-season). But I was disappointed that you did n...

  • What's with the limning?

       Thank you for providing me with so succinct an example of what it is that increasingly discourages me from enjoying The Hook. I thought perhaps Matt Farrell's ...