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 Ah, Midsummers- the Easter’s of the post-80’s classes. A time for reunion, discovery, and some good-hearted debauchery, when the convenient parking spaces are all suddenly filled, and the corner bars come to life once again. Whether you’re an incoming first year, a returning student, seasoned veteran alum, a visitor for the 4th, or a new Charlottesville resident, here’s how to

A smooth somellier, oenophile and worldwide traveler, guest contributor T.C. Whysal makes his home in Charlottesville and serves as GM for Red Pump Kitchen.Petit Manseng (“little manseng”),  one of the most diverse white grapes you may or may not have heard about, gets its name from its tiny berries.  Here in Virginia, this grape has become a proven workhorse for

Every university has its traditions, and every university likes to believe that their traditions are the best. Luckily for attendees of The University, their way of doing things actually is the best, but I digress. Graduation is upon us, kids. Time to pound a bottle of cheap champagne-ish substance with your best friends, walk the lawn in a decorated cap

Every brunch is booked, Amazon won’t make it in time, and you’re at least a decade too old to come up with a macaroni painting and call it “art.” Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and here you are, empty handed, definitely about to lose your slot as Favorite Child, and in a bit of a panic. You need

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 available inside, student fashion might be evolving, and Bronco might be coaching a winning team, but

Ready for the outdoor adventure of overnight camping and hiking? Central Virginia is prime backpacking territory. Here are 5 prime recommendations nearby. Throw some gear in your backpack, and hit the road. Below is the Charlottesville Guide's list for Overnight Camping and Hiking Trips Near Charlottesville - both shorter trips and more arduous ones.One-Night TripsWhite Oak Canyon/Cedar Run Circuit +