January 17th, 2013 issue #1203

January 17th, 2013
  • Luckily Local: Stomachs, get ready to rumble!

     There's a running joke here in the newsroom about using "fresh ingredients" in our stories, taken from the often-used phrase in restaurant promotions, which is basically code for meaningless filler. In Charlottesville, however, when we say that restaurants use fresh ingredients, that's a legitimate use of the phrase. Why? Well, I remember talking with former Boar's Head chef Doug Knopp back in 2006, as he berated corporate chicken plants that use steroids and extolled the virtues of local organic farmers like Joel Salatin (pictured) of Polyface Farm near Staunton.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Best connecting the dots: The common thread for controversial UVA Rector Helen Dragas' top supporters– Governor Bob McDonnell,  U.S. Senator Mark Warner, and for...


Real Estate - $old

  • Final price reduction spurs sale

    9/14/12 Albemarle Haas Associates, Ltd. to John Haas, 3.86 Acres, TM 58-33, $25,000 Jessica Swope & John Spagnolo to Karen L. Love, 1320 Pin Oak Court, $205,000 Deutsc...

Real Estate - On the Block

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    January 23 at 10am at the Charlottesville Circuit Court Property: 302 11th Street NW Debtor: Teresa D. Caddell Original amount owing: $159,000 Bidder brings: $15,...

Movie Reviews

  • Beauty in age: 'Amour' charms its audience

    "Old age ain't no place for sissies," Bette Davis is said to have said, and the longer age lasts, the less of a sissy you can be. The opening shot of Amour, Michael Ha...


  • Table of contents

    COVERYum!If you notice people walking around with their belts undone and a glazed expression on their faces over the next week, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation: ...


Strange But True


  • Selfless servant: Dragas got a raw deal

    Having been a neutral observer to the “Sullivan Spectacle,” I would ask objective parties to note the following, all of which have been reported individually, but not c...


Black and White

  • Tree sentries

    A row of red cedar, scientific name juniperus virginiana, stand guard on a farm in Green Springs National Historic District in Louisa County. Known as "pioneer invaders," t...