The Best Valentine’s Day Spots

The Best Valentine’s Day Spots

It’s a badly kept secret that Charlottesville is a total hotspot for weddings- and rightly so, given the number of amazing vineyards, unfairly beautiful views, and blessed weather (65 in February, I mean…). It’s also full of nooks and crannies for one of the...
Hoos in Town — Chris Slade

Hoos in Town — Chris Slade

Chris Slade is one of the most popular players to ever grace Virginia’s Scott Stadium, and one of the program’s most successful. When George Welsh’s program signed both Slade and Tabb High School running back teammate Terry Kirby, who was the USA Today National Player...
Comfort Food. Food Therapy. Lovin’ Spoonful.

Comfort Food. Food Therapy. Lovin’ Spoonful.

  Three years ago, when Phyllis Hunter, Melissa Close, and Gail Hobbs Page — three women handy with skillets, schedules, and southern hospitality — organized a group of like-minded colleagues to form Charlottesville Women in Food (CWIF), their...
Looking Glass at the IX Park

Looking Glass at the IX Park

  If the title immediately calls Alice in Wonderland to mind, you’re not far off base. Like Lewis Carroll’s fever dream of a book, the new interactive gallery space at IX Park is decidedly trippy. Walk in, and it’s like walking outside into a world not quite your...
2020 Local Gift Guide – Made In Charlottesville

2020 Local Gift Guide – Made In Charlottesville

  In Fashion: This belt from Wiley Brothers Belts—their classic 4-loop hoof pick, made of vegetable-tanned English leather, is the Wiley Brother’s signature, reflecting their equestrian background (the brothers grew up on a Virginia horse farm) and has become a...
Thanksgiving Recipes from Michie Tavern

Thanksgiving Recipes from Michie Tavern

Despite the already-decked halls around Charlottesville, there’s still a holiday left between today and Christmas. It’s a day when the people of Charlottesville gather together, share stories and some good-natured ribbing, and eat some turkey. That’s right, it’s the...
Hoos in Charlottesville – Al Groh

Hoos in Charlottesville – Al Groh

‘   (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another in a monthly series about former University of Virginia athletes and coaches, and what they do, where they go, when they return for visits to their old college town, Charlottesville) In 2000, when Al Groh resigned as head...