May 26th, 2005 issue #0421

May 26th, 2005
  • Fairs and balanced: Local fests offer summer fun

    Summer in central Virginia means swimming at Sugar Hollow, tubing down the James, climbing Humpback Rocks, and Saturday mornings at the City Market. But the options multiply when festival season begins...   Ash Lawn Opera Festival

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  • Felonious Monk

    Crystal read the article again as she sipped the brandy Verne insisted she drink. "It'll calm your nerves, darling," her husband said. Darling. He hadn't called her that in years. Or had he ever called her that? The brandy sure made her feel like somebody's darling. Crystal had never seen her name in print. Carefully, she cut out the article and thought about having it framed.   Hippie Burglar Strikes Area Bank  By Lindsey Lore Daily Progress staff writer  

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  • The Inarticulate Speech of the Heart

    The Americans call this an island since it stands in the center of the kitchen.

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  • Total turn off: 25 hot ways to get off your duf

        If you like Gilligan's Island , you'll love canoeing at Chris Greene Lake

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst pediatrician publicity: "M.D. accused of trying to kill baby" reads a headline in the May 21 Daily Progress. Former UVA Medical Center doc Iain Galnov is charged with...

The Dish


  • Summer: Feeling fine being free

    Even now, when I hear the word "classroom" I feel a little claustrophobic. I want to open a window and take a deep breath. School was always a drag, but third grade was the...

Question of the Week

  • Whacha doin' this summer

      Miles Fowler: "I'm going to San Francisco at the end of June to visit friends." Archie Hardin: "I'll jog and do some hiking. I might go to South Carolina to see ...

  • What do you think of solar houses?

    Lynn Merhib: "I think it's one of the smartest, most responsible things we can do, particularly for the area where we live. Everyone needs to find out more about them." ...

Real Estate

  • Commercial construction permit

      Charlottesville 5/4 VVP LLC, 255 West Main Street, 49,000 interior square feet, $275,000. 5/9 Main Street Associates LLC, 300 West Main Street, replace roof, $44,...

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    ALBEMARLE 4/1  Thomas J. and Tracy C. Seeley to Darren W. and Ana M. Lynch, 0.277 acres at 2153 Loring Circle, Dunlora, $475,000. William R. Cogswell to Michele Jord...

  • SOLD

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: January 27, 2005 in issue 0404 ADDRESS: 408 East Market Street ASKING PRICE: $389,000 SELLING PRICE: $350,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 207 SELLER'S AGENT: Ge...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Don't dally: Clock ticking on Locus

    ADDRESS: 824 Locust Avenue NEIGHBORHOOD: Locust Avenue ASKING: $950,000 YEAR BUILT: 1915 SIZE: 2,942 fin. sq. ft., 1,396 unfin. LAND: 0.474 acres CURB APPEAL: 10 out of 10...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auction

    May 30 at 11am at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: parcel in Phase 1, Ash Lawn, Lake Monticello Debtor: Brian T. Carver and Kelly A. Wheeler Amount owing: $40,000 B...

  • Property auctions

    May 30 at 11am at the Fluvanna County Courthouse Property: parcel in Phase 1, Ash Lawn, Lake Monticello Debtor: Brian T. Carver and Kelly A. Wheeler Amount owing: $40,000 ...

DR. HooK

  • Bulked up: Swollen prostate has to shrin

      Women have some medical issues that men don't have to worry about: PAP smears and pelvic exams, mammograms, etc. But men do need testicular exams, and rarely, men ca...

Movie Reviews

  • Purple prose: Grande dames save weak scrip

    There's not much to Ladies in Lavender, but not much is required when two of the best actresses on the planet get to strut their stuff for an hour and three-quarters. Dames...

Music Reviews

  • Mall musings: Music a bonus Downtow

      Octane Saints, No Gods No Monstersat Atomic BurritoSaturday, May 25 Graduation weekend is no-stop action in Charlottesville. Restaurants are full, parking is limite...


The Brazen Careerist

  • Plan now: Change career without pai

      People start working when they're 22 and don't stop until they're 65 or older. People change. The career you pick when you're 22 will not be appropriate when you're ...

Sports Doctor


    Worst Date with Destiny: The defending champion UVA women's lacrosse team appeared to be peaking at the perfect moment. After two setbacks earlier this season, the Cavs (17...

Strange But True


  • Out of 'XS: Scott skips reality for Bonnaro

    Last year the Hackensaw Boys were Charlottesville's emissaries. This year it's the Dave Matthews Band. But another familiar name will also represent Hooktown next month at ...


  • Second act: Sisson's fun-filled part

    Barry Sisson is having a little too much fun. He's about to follow his critically acclaimed first film, The Station Agent, with his first as executive producer. So on the e...


  • Get history straigh

    I don't know if Robert Armengol or Shenandoah Shakespeare's Jim Warren is at fault, but the genealogy of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer described in the May 19 Ho...

  • Shine more light on sola

    I read with interest your article in the May 12 issue of The Hook. However, having lived "off the grid" since February 1993, I was disappointed in the article's lack of dep...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural calendar, May 26-June 2, 2005

    Cultural calendar, May 26-June 2, 2005 FAMILY Tales for Tots: The 5 and under crowd can hear splish, splash stories about rainy days at Barnes & Noble's ...

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