The Real Estate Weekly

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NOVEMBER 13 - NOVEMBER 19, 2014 ISSUE 23-46




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AHIP House Party Proceeds Set New Record: $53,000 Raised for Critical Home Repairs Hundreds of revelers and AHIP champions made the 8th Annual AHIP House Party the most successful House Party yet. Fundraising proceeds – which exceeded $53,000 – will ensure critical home repairs and energy efficient upgrades for many more low-income neighbors who need help.

Jennifer Jacobs, executive director of AHIP, awarded community relations officer of Wells Fargo’s Southwest Virginia region Tommye Arnold the 2014 Housing Hero Award.

“When keeping a senior or a disabled neighbor safe at home or volunteering on a repair project become conversation starters, that’s when you know something special is happening,” Jennifer Jacobs, executive director of AHIP, said. “The energy at this year’s House Party was an inspiration to us all.” The supporters, volunteers, sponsors, and vendors who gathered October 10 for the celebration at Morven Farm set incredible fundraising milestones. The first-ever live auction, along with the return of the silent auction, raised more than $30,000 to support AHIP’s Seniors Safe at Home program. Ticket sales and sponsorships completed the fundraising tally. An additional $12,000 of in-kind support from local businesses created a unique atmosphere that was a huge hit among the guests. More than $7,500 worth of airtime was donated by NBC29 that significantly boosted outreach to the community, as well as goods and services from these fine vendors: Breckenridge Carriage, Cas-

tle Hill Cider, Crutchfield, Flowers by Natalie, l’etoile, Robert Jospé Trio, Virginia Distillery Company, and Virginia Tent Rentals. AHIP recognized the efforts of one of its most committed business partners, Wells Fargo, as the 2014 Housing Hero Award recipient. This valued community partner and its team member volunteer program have had an incredible impact on AHIP’s mission in the last 12 months, donating $45,000 to two senior families and one with children and volunteering 120 hours on these projects. Tommye Arnold, community relations officer of Wells Fargo’s Southwest Virginia region, accepted the award during the event. Another highlight was hearing from a recent AHIP neighbor. Claire shared her family’s struggle with having access to only one bathroom for herself, her husband and five children while they figured out what to do after their septic tank and field failed in their Crozet home. This young family had just purchased the home six months earlier when they learned their only option to replace the failed septic system was to connect to the county sewer system at a cost of $7,000. Claire was overjoyed that AHIP was able to assist her and fix her septic issues. AHIP recognizes generous sponsors for making this night possible: Wells Fargo; Home Instead Senior Care of Charlottesville; Peak Builders, Inc.; Pape & Company, Inc.; BB&T Bank, Better Living; Blue Ridge Termite and Pest Management; Central Virginia Waterproofing, Inc.; McGuireWoods; Natural Retreats; Pinnacle Construction; Twentieth Century Merchants

Breckenridge Carriage provided horse carriage rides around the Morven Farm grounds.

Fund; UVA Community Credit Union; Woodard Properties; Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS; Charlottesville Settlement Company, LLC; The Caton Companies/CMS; Court Square Title of Charlottesville; Kanady & Quinn, PC; Lochlyn Hill; Michael and Skye O’Donnell; Movement Mortgage – Todd Jenkins; Presidential Mortgage Group – Matt Hodges; Roy Wheeler Realty; and Shareholder Strategies, Inc.

What’s Happening Around Town? Piedmont Council for the Arts Launches Community Arts Education Online Publication As part of PCA’s mission to promote quality arts education in the Greater Charlottesville Area, and in response to Goal 2: Arts Education & Youth Development in the Create Charlottesville/ Albemarle Cultural Plan, it has launched a new, bi-monthly Community Arts Education online publication to build off the Community Arts Education Handbook. This resource, available on the PCA website, will list community arts education classes offered in the Greater Charlottesville Area. The first publication will be for November/December. If you would like to add a class or workshop to the page, please email a description to info@ Please include: • Class/workshop title • Dates • Short description • Registration information • If applicable, a promotional image This list will be published on PCA’s website, shared through social media channels, and distributed through an email newsletter.

idated in one facility will help our organization run even more efficiently.” For the past twenty years, until this past June, Meals on Wheels’s packing facility was located in a former cafeteria at Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center (KCRC) on Ivy Road. The Meals on Wheels offices have been housed in a small building behind the KCRC. Use of both spaces was donated by the University of Virginia Health System. Lauren Fleischmann, President of the MOW Board of Directors, said, “We are so grateful for the generous support UVA has shown over the years by providing space for our offices and our packing facilities. Their long-term generosity has put us in a position to make this move.” Executive Director Leigh Trippe added, “We are also grateful to the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, which has allowed us to use their church hall as an interim packing facility between June and when we moved into the new space. The congregation has been so welcoming and generous. We really couldn’t have done it without them!” “We look forward to welcoming the community to an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony November 12” added Trippe. About Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle: Since 1977, Meals on Wheels has provided hot lunch-time meals to homebound Charlottesville and Albemarle residents regardless of their ability to pay. Currently delivering more than 270 meals each weekday, our local Meals on Wheels has delivered more than 1 million meals since its inception.

Meals on Wheels Has a New Home! Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/ Albemarle (MOW) is excited to announce that it has moved to its new headquarters at 704 Rose Hill. The new location, near the intersection of Rose Hill Drive and Preston Avenue, will provide additional visibility for Meals on Wheels. Even more important, for the first time MOW’s administrative offices and meal-packing facility will be in the same building, with plenty of parking for volunteers. “We are thrilled after 37 years to have a permanent home,” said Leigh Trippe, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle. “Having all of our operations consol-

Albemarle High School Presents Virginia’s Only 2014-15 Production of Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning Amadeus Albemarle High School (AHS) Players present Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus at Albemarle High School’s auditorium in Charlottesville, VA, November 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2014. Amadeus, set in Vienna, Austria, trac-

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