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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 ambition was to...

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...

Your New Year’s Resolution (and where to accomplish it in Charlottesville)

There are a few tried and true resolutions that roll around every new year- which tells me that we all have a little more in common than we think. Trying to stick with one of the most popular resolutions this 2020? Here’s how to do it in Charlottesville. Exercise...

Bourbon for Bonding: where to drink with your out-of-town guests this season

It’s the holiday season, which means your house is probably covered with bits of wrapping paper, cookie-flour, and glitter more stubborn than the winter cough the entire town has been trying to kick since Thanksgiving. Some of us get to leave all that behind and head...

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...

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 coach...

Hoos in Charlottesville — Bruce Arena

Bruce Arena is arguably the most successful coach in the history of American soccer, and it all started in Charlottesville During an 18-year career at the University of Virginia, Arena set an impossibly high bar to follow for Cavaliers men’s soccer, winning five...

2019 Film Festival: A Loaded Lineup and Guest List

The 32nd Annual Virginia Film Festival will take place October 23-27, 2019 at venues throughout the UVA Grounds, in downtown Charlottesville, and at select venues throughout the city. We caught up with John Kelly, head of communications for the festival, to get the...

A Trail Runs ‘Round It: Our Three Favorite Stretches of Charlottesville’s Rivanna Trail

The Rivanna Trail is Exhibit A that Cville is as cool as its hype.  Born over 30 years ago, today the trail remains as essential as it is magical, 20 miles of city-encircling, urban-escaping, recreation path that rivals the best in America.  Download the Rivanna Trail...

What Makes a Perfect UVA Football Tailgate?

It’s fall, the leaves are turning, and there’s orange everywhere- orange and blue, that is. It’s Football season, and while there are some big changes happening around Scott Stadium (like the new alcohol policy) there are some things that never change. Drinks may be...

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