Charlottesville Guide


If you’ve spent any time in the chaos of a big-box store’s toy aisle recently, you’ll really appreciate that curation when you walk into Shenanigans- a boutique toy shopping experience where everything on the shelves is hand selected, quality, and guaranteed to please.

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 of the Year, Welsh predicted that in four years it might be Slade who made the

  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 create a support group for their kind – that is, Women dedicated to making a living in food.  Today, CWIF counts

  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 own.  “I wanted to veer away from scary,” said sound designer *Michael Moxham, and

  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 Charlottesville staple as well.  Stocking stuffer bonus: They’ve added customizable key fobs to their lineup. Find them at Eljo’s and Scarpa.   For the Animal Lover: This

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 annual UVA vs Virginia Tech football game. For those of us that don’t follow football, it’s an excellent excuse to eat

'   (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 of the NFL’s New York Jets to return home and take over his alma mater’s football program

We connected with Tim Edmond and Dan Potter, the founders from Potter's Craft Cider, as they get ready to launch their new tasting "Chapel" at Neve Hall, and they gave us a really terrific history lesson on both their company and the new location. Grand opening is Saturday, November 16th.  Potter’s Craft Cider uses local apples and traditional, handmade methods to create a

Wilco played two dozen crowd-pleasing numbers to the delight of fans last night at Charlottesville’s Sprint Pavilion. Issued from this incredibly tight band fronted by one of America’s most talented singer-songwriters, Jeff Tweedy, each song was a familiar anthem of lost promise and love’s redemption, delivered on a chilly night with Wilco’s quintessential alt-country, indie backbeat. The effect transported us into

To a passerby, Rip Cathcart looks exactly as one might expect a real estate magnate to look. At 6’5”, he cuts quite a silhouette, and it’s easy to imagine him driving a hard-line negotiation, dwarfing a cold, wooden boardroom. Today, though, the boardroom in the stylish Cathcart Properties office at The Reserve at Belvedere is occupied so I have an


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