Visitors to James Monroe’s Highland who book the special After Hours at Highland, will be greeted by the fifth president of the United States, played by first-person interpreter Beau Robbins. The hour-long tours, from 4:30 to 5:30, will take place on December 11, 18, 28 and 29, and groups are limited to 16 participants.
UVA students have always worked hard, and by the time the winter holidays arrive, they’ve earned a break from their studies in Charlottesville. In Thomas Jefferson’s time, long before “The Night before Christmas” was a twinkle in author Clement Clarke Moore’s eye, the town would fall quiet and dark (there were no Christmas lights either). For a moment of reflection, let’s
Some of our most cherished traditions, from Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, arrive from hazy origins. Take eggnog, for instance. Records date the concoction back to medieval Europe, before it became popular in England as “egg flip” or simply “nog.” By the 18th century, American colonists had developed a fondness for this strange brew of milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon,
Nearly three decades have passed since John Crotty last laced up his shoes for Virginia basketball, but he still owns the Cavaliers’ records for career assists (683), single-season assists (214), 10-assist games (13), and tied for single-game assists (14, twice).
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
' (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
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 national championships -- including four in row from 1991-94 -- and posting a record of 295 wins, 58