March 14th, 2013 issue #1211

March 14th, 2013
  • Virginia is for book lovers: 10 hot book fest picks

    You can go seeking knowledge. You can go to gaze upon a literary idol. You can go desiring bons mots. Or maybe you just go to have fun– along with all that other stuff. Whatever your motivations, from the 200-plus happenings March 20-24 for the 19th Virginia Festival of the Book, the Hook hones in on 10 events with a simple criterion: authors we'd like to have a drink with, even if they're surly, or, ones we could at least animatedly discuss afterward.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Worst missing girl case: Jennifer Carolina Romero, 16, at first was believed to be a runaway when she disappeared from her Weyers Cave home March 2. Police now think that t...

The Dish


  • Afton's allure: A commuter's rocky affair

    By Hilary Holladay I’m in the waning months of a rocky relationship. It’s been almost three years now, and though I’ve taken breaks every Christmas and every summer, ...

Real Estate - $old

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Spotlight on Greenbrier

    Area: GreenbrierPrice range: $150,000-$399,000Schools: Greenbrier, Walker, Buford, CHSPros: location, valueCons: age of some of the homes

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Property auctions

    March 14 at 10:30am at the  Albemarle CourthouseProperty: 799 Simmons Gap Road, Dyke Debtor: Joyce M. Jones Original amount owing: $241,630.92 Bidder brings: 10 p...

Movie Reviews


  • Table of contents

    COVERBook Fest FunMarch came in like a lion, and, as it does every year in Charlottesville, it's going out like a bookworm thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book. With...


  • Board moves: Supes try to shake Dumler

    Supervisor Chris Dumler spent his first weekend in jail– only 14 more to go– March 8-10, while his fellow Albemarle supes are making plans to fill his seat, des...

  • Gateway project: 250 Bypass Interchange project underway

    After more than four decades of planning, the head of the $50 million traffic improvement monster we've long known as the Meadow Creek Parkway, the Route 250 Bypass interch...

  • Living large? Harding pleads guilty in fraud case

    Real estate agent/developer Michael Wayne Harding, brother of Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud in U.S. District Court March 8 fo...

  • Ramped up: Pedestrian rankled over city's snow policy

    With the white stuff still falling during the March 6 storm that dumped a foot of heavy wet snow on the Charlottesville area, plows were out clearing streets, and by 4pm on...

  • Shear power: Going bald to save lives

    Bald is beautiful, especially when it helps save children's lives. That's the idea behind St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity that sponsors headshaving events across the c...

  • Treacherous path

    Pedestrian Paul Hostetler navigates his way down West Main Street in front of the Amtrak station around 9am March 7, the day after the big snow. "It was terrible," says Hos...




Black and White

  • Snow patrol

    Charlottesville Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator Amanda Poncy out for a morning walk with Buddy, five-year-old tricolor hound on Wednesday, March 6. Coincidentally, Poncy i...

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