July 21st, 2005 issue #0429

July 21st, 2005
  • Home shopping network: These companies come to you

    PHOTOS BY JEN FARIELLO What if you were really wealthy– catered to, coddled, spared many of life's little miseries simply because you could afford to have someone else do what you'd rather not. Alas, you're not wealthy at all. The good news is you don't have to be rich to get companies to come to you. While most doctors have given up house calls, many businesses are just getting started offering in-home services. Recently, at least seven Charlottesville businesses have sprung up– and they're heading in your direction.

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4Better Or Worse

  • 4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review

    Biggest rip: A renegade July 13 storm shreds the fabric of the Charlottesville Pavilion before it's installed. Most missing citizens: Charlottesville City Council votes J...

The Dish

  • Northern lure: Diners head to Gordonsville

    The much-acclaimed French-Provencal restaurant, Pomme, has been luring diners from Charlottesville, Richmond, and beyond to the historic center of Gordonsville since Januar...


Question of the Week

Real Estate

  • Commercial construction permits

    ALBEMARLE 6/20-7/8 Eure Family LLC, changing out 12 existing antennas with six new antennas, $5,000. Foundations LLC, freestanding sign, 5 x 3, $500. Hollymead Town Center...

Real Estate - $old

  • $old

    ALBEMARLE 5/6 Larry C. and Kathryn S. Donnelly to Mark A. and Elaine H. Baker, 0.933 acres in Foxchase subdivision, $290,000. A. G. Williams Construction Company to Hanno...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Getaway: Escape the world in Nelson

    ADDRESS: 73 Drumheller Lane, Shipman NEIGHBORHOOD: Rockfish Depot ASKING: $424,000 YEAR BUILT: 1800 SIZE: 1,854 fin. sq. ft. LAND: 27 acres CURB APPEAL: 7 of 10 LISTED BY:...

Real Estate - Update

  • SOLD!

    APPEARED IN THE HOOK: January 13, 2005 in issue 0402 ADDRESS: 514 Park Plaza ASKING PRICE: $469,000 SELLING PRICE: $440,000 DAYS TO CONTRACT: 100 SELLER'S AGENT: M. Gabriel...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    July 27 at 5:15pm at the Nelson County Courthouse Property: 81 Helena Lane, Mountain View, Shipman Debtor: Barbara Ann and William Addison Jr. Amount owing: $ 62,400 Bidde...

DR. HooK

  • Ticked off: Bloodsuckers are bad news

    There are many different types of ticks. "Tick-tock of the lonely clock." "The old ticker is still working though my spouse is going to give me a heart attack!" "Don't tick...

Movie Reviews

Music Reviews

  • Mélange: Afro-pop's lovely loose vibe

    It was almost a year ago when UVA asked me to cover their Afro-pop Festival for the Arts and Sciences Online magazine. I jumped at the privilege to have access to all the e...


  • Apple dart: Computer company disses SNL

    When SNL Financial reached went live in January with the hosting of Apple Computers' investor relations website, it was a much-ballyhooed occasion for the Charlottesville-b...

  • Autism down: Some credit mercury removal

    In what may be a bellwether for autism rates nationwide, the number of new cases of autism in California has fallen for the first time in more than 10 years, according to n...

  • Dismissed: Judge tosses Grisham suit

    One of Charlottesville's longer-running legal dramas ground to a halt– temporarily– July 8 when a judge dismissed Katharine Almy's lawsuit against second-only-t...

  • Scott free: Bundoran could take LLC loophole

    Amid huge fanfare last spring, gentleman farmer Fred Scott and New Hampshire developer Bob Baldwin announced the impending sale of Bundoran Farm, 2,200 acres of pristine Al...

On Architecture

The Brazen Careerist

  • Cruise, Tom: Depressed folks need help

    I am not featured in my high school yearbook as the person most likely to be giving career advice. People were probably thinking, as they signed my yearbook, that I was the...

Strange But True



  • Age defying: JABA's hippie CEO

    Gordon Walker is usually photographed in a suit, appropriate attire for the CEO of the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, the chairman of the Albemarle School Board, and a gra...


  • Dan's a decent man

    It's a little strange to read an article [July 14 cover story: "Gas by the glass: North Garden's contaminated water"] when you know the person. I was able to judge the accu...

Cultural preview

  • Cultural Calendar, July 21-28, 2005

    THURSDAY, July 21 DANCE CARD Slippery: Belly dancing and pole dancing lessons at the Berkmar Ballroom. Rio Road. 975-4611. STAGE Off th...

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