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THIS WEEK For the last couple of months, as I’ve been doing dishes or filling a glass, I’ve noticed that the water coming out of the tap is opaque. But if I leave a dish to soak and come back a little later, the water is clear. I finally found the answer to this mystery in this week’s feature, which details how our water system works (p. 18). The cloudiness I’m seeing, according to Dave Tungate with Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, is not a cause for concern; it’s the result of cold water being pumped into a warm house. The temperature change causes microbubbles to form, which disappear after about a minute. Our water system starts with mountain runoff, which then flows into our rivers and lands in one of three reservoirs for the city or county (Crozet and Scottsville have their own small water systems). The RWSA acts as the wholesaler of the water, and the city and county are its customers, which explains why city and county residents are billed at different rates (more on that on p. 23). Last fall’s drought and corresponding water restrictions had some worried we were headed to 2002, when there was a statewide drought and severe water restrictions, but RWSA staff assures us it’s all part of the plan, which includes constant water monitoring and an evolving interconnected system to ensure we have a sufficient water source.—Jessica Luck Last call for love stories! What’s the craziest thing you did for love: adopt 10 cats, move to a new country, rob a bank (only half kidding)? Share your “Love made me ...” stories for inclusion in our next issue to editor@c-ville.com.

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On the double Former University of Virginia football star Chris Long picked up his second Super Bowl ring in as many years when the Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday, February 3. Long, who played on last season’s world-champion Patriots squad, donated his entire $1 million salary this year to charity: His first six paychecks funded scholarships at St. Anne’s-Belfield School (the 32-year-old defensive end’s alma mater), and his remaining 10 checks went to Pledge 10 for Tomorrow, a foundation aimed at increasing educational equality. But Long isn’t the only former Wahoo who will be honored during Thursday’s victory parade through the streets of Philadelphia: One-time UVA safety Rodney McLeod was also part of this year’s team, which won the first championship in Eagles’ history. Former Cavaliers have appeared in 10 out of the last 12 Super Bowls.

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SUP with West2nd City Council denied a special use permit at its February 5 meeting for developer Keith Woodard to add a 10th floor to his multimillion-dollar mixed-use project called West2nd.

Council changes Meetings will now begin half an hour earlier at 6:30pm, and community members will be permitted to speak more than once at each session. Speakers will not be able to give their allotted time to another person, but they may now share it. As for the kill switch? Council is now required to livestream on public access TV through any disruption. FILE PHOTO

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Oath of office Katrina Callsen, the Albemarle County School Board member whose campaign drew controversy last year because of her association with Teach for America and massive donations from its affiliates, was one of several women featured on the cover of a January issue of Time magazine. The article, called “The Avengers,” highlighted the trend of women running for office since Donald Trump’s election.

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A new women’s group goes after UVA alum/ mega-donor/billionaire Paul Tudor Jones for supporting Harvey Weinstein and for saying childbearing is a focus “killer” for women traders and investors. Women United collected signatures to remove his name from UVA buildings at the January 31 men’s basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena, named for Jones’ father.

Danger zone After a bill to ban the devices used in the Las Vegas concert slaughter passed a Senate Courts of Justice Committee, a Senate Finance subcommittee killed the measure. Other gun safety bills have met a similar fate. Tebow down for the count The 13th time was not the charm for Delegate Rob Bell’s bill to allow homeschooled kids to play in public school sports. The past few years it’s made it to the governor’s

desk, where it was vetoed, but this year, it died in committee. Local statue option A House of Delegates subcommittee smothered several bills January 31 that would have allowed cities like Charlottesville to decide what to do with their Confederate monuments, including one carried by House Minority Leader David Toscano. The Senate had already nixed letting localities determine the fate of their monuments.

Staying alive Child porn hearings closed Toscano’s bill to close child pornography preliminary hearings to protect victims passed the House of Delegates 98-0, but raises freedom of the press issues. A Fluvanna deputy suggested the measure when he realized those sitting in the balcony of a courthouse could have seen images of victims, a scenario not likely in balcony-less Charlottesville and Albemarle courts, where the public was eager to learn details in cases such as that of former CHS teacher Richard Wellbeloved-Stone. Let doctors decide pot prescriptions The Senate unanimously passed a bill February 5 that allows physicians to prescribe cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for any condition, not just intractable epilepsy, which is already on the books. The House passed its own version of the bill February 2. TBD: where patients with prescriptions actually buy the approved marijuana products. Kings Dominion overthrow Two bills that would allow localities to determine if schools open before Labor Day and that rescind the Kings Dominion law passed the House.

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Fatal crash Time Disposal employee killed in Crozet train collision By Lisa Provence

A data recorder indicated the train was going full throttle at 11:20am, and one seclisa@c-ville.com ond later it went to idle, which means it was braking, said Kotowski. “The train came to ore details on the January 31 farest approximately 20 seconds after the tal collision of an Amtrak train throttle went to idle,” he said. with a Time Disposal garbage A video recorder on the front of the train truck at a railroad crossing in Crozet were was damaged, but has been sent to Washreleased February 1, and the National Transington for examination. The recorder, said portation Safety Board lead investigator says Kotowski, could reveal more about whether the agency is aware of reports of issues at the crossing arms were down when the train the Lanetown Road crossing. went through, as will electronic components Christopher Foley, 28, of Louisa died at taken from the signal. the scene when the truck upon which he He says it will be 12 to 14 months before was a crew member and a passenger was hit the investigation is complete. by the train that was carrying Republican Reports of issues with the crossing equipcongressmen. ment have been widespread since the crash. The Washington Post reports that RepreBenny Layne, who owns the land at sentative Phil Roe of Tennessee, a retired Marymart Farm where the shredded truck OB/GYN who was on the train, said, “I think came to rest, told the AP he’d seen the crossit was an instantaneous death. I don’t think ing arms stay down for hours when no train he suffered.” was coming, and that he’d seen someone On its Facebook page, Time Disposal working on the signal last week. says, “[W]e find ourselves in shock and Timothy Griffith, who lives in nearby with heavy hearts. Yesterday we lost an Grayrock, says during the four years he’s employee and a brother, his one-year-old lived there, “I remember one son and mother of his child occasion when the arms were lost a father.” The company down for no reason.” set up a GoFundMe account Six people were taken to for his family, which at press the hospital, and one, a Time time had raised $90,000. Disposal employee, is in critThe chartered train that ical condition. was carrying the GOP legislaLocal musician Jamie Dyer tors to a retreat at the deluxe says that’s his nephew. “I can’t Greenbrier resort in White believe he’s alive,” says Dyer. Sulphur Springs, West VirDennis James “DJ” Eddy is ginia, was going 61mph, said Pete Kotowski, the NTSB in- Dennis James “DJ” Eddy was in his mid-20s, had only been vestigator in charge of the in- critically injured January 31 working for Time Disposal when a train hit the Time for a couple of weeks and was vestigation at a press conferDisposal truck on which he sitting in the middle of the ence. The speed limit for that was a crew member. COURTESY JAMIE DYER cab when “the train hit the crossing is 60mph.

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Reports of issues with the crossing equipment have been widespread since the crash. So far, the NTSB has interviewed four witnesses, and the agency is urging anyone who saw anything to contact them. Among the lawmakers on the train were Senator Jeff Flake, who said the incident was reminiscent of last summer’s baseball field shooting, Senator Ted Cruz and House Speaker Paul Ryan, who offered prayers for the victims and injured, and who said, “I’m just so thankful for the people who sprung into action today.”

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Some of the images were of young teen boys in the “No children have come forward during the year and a half nude and in “tight provocative sweaters,” said Galloway. investigation,” she said. And 695 images were legal child erotica. Korte “is not a threat to the public,” said Galloway. The Investigators sent 16 questionable images to the prosecution agreed to the plea because of his advanced National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which age and because he has no other criminal record aside determined that one was known child pornography. Others from a DUI years ago, she said. He will have to register as were identified as potential child porn, but the ages of a sex offender. those depicted cannot be determined, said the prosecutor. Defense attorney Bonnie Lepold will argue for a lesser A second image of a long-haired male sentence when Korte is in court again August whose age was uncertain met Virginia’s 21. She reminded the judge that the vast definition of child pornography and would majority of images were legal, and only one have been contested should the case have photo came back verified as that of a minor. gone to trial, she said. She also reminded the judge that police did By entering the plea, Korte will not face not have probable cause when they searched other charges related to child porn possesKorte’s house because the police affidavit sion, said the judge. given to a magistrate to obtain the warrant Galloway described correspondence did not actually include any images of child with a couple in California with whom Korte pornography. Despite the invalid warrant, was sexually involved, and said there were Judge Higgins allowed Korte’s cache of porn handwritten notes on photos of children. to be entered as evidence.—Lisa Provence Walter Korte C-VILLE P.D.

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In his second attempt at entering a plea, former University of Virginia film studies professor Walter Korte, 74, pleaded guilty January 31 to two counts of child pornography possession in an agreement in which the maximum prison sentence he would serve is 12 months. Korte tried to enter the same plea in November, but Judge Cheryl Higgins rebuffed the deal, and the case was reassigned to Judge Humes Franklin, who accepted the two guilty pleas. The former Virginia Film Festival adviser’s arrest shocked Charlottesville in August 2016. Suspect images were discovered in a dumpster outside Bryan Hall, where Korte’s office was located, and UVA Police staked out the trash receptacle over several days. They found thousands of mostly legal adult porn images, and spotted Korte making two early-morning deposits of rubbish that included a cardboard poster board of ’70s heartthrob Leif Garrett, according to Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda Galloway.

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back of the truck and flipped it around,” says Dyer. Dyer says the FBI came to the hospital room of the driver of the truck to draw blood, and he’s worried “they’re trying to pin it on this driver.” The driver is 30 years old and has worked for Time Disposal for seven years, says Kotowski. The waste company has been in business 33 years, employs 17 drivers and has 15 vehicles. The NTSB investigator says it’s had six roadside safety checks and two vehicles were placed out of service. Time Disposal trucks have had two crashes, one in 2015 and another in 2016. The garbage truck, locomotive and train cars have all been removed and will be examined, says Kotowski.


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deceased police officers or firefighters: mourning badges, bunting, flags at half lisa@c-ville.com mast, wreaths and processions. SESSION I Sunday February 11, 2018 SESSION II Sunday February 25, 2018 ver the weekend, unknown perRobertson asked about the significance of sons three times did what plainthe first anniversary of a death, and Mathis tiffs in a lawsuit against City said it was a milestone “for family, but not Council want done: removed the tarps for the people who came to the funeral.” covering statues of Confederate generals “There’s no mourning period that goes Panelists will discuss the current organization of CharlottesRobert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. on five months,” said Puryear. ville City Council rotating mayorships and the City Panelists will elections, discuss the current This session Almost will focus alternative forms of cityHe also argued that the city did not get exactlyon a year after City Council Manager form ofofgovernment. organization Charlottesville City Council governmentvoted in Virginia, elected Mayors, ward versus 3-2 to remove the statues on Februapproval from the Board of Architectural elections, rotating mayorships and the FACILITATORS: at-large council elections, etc. ary 6, 2017, Judge Rick Moore heard a moReview to cover the statues with “trash bags.” Manager form of government. •City Andrea Douglas, Executive Director, Jefferson School Afrition from plaintiffs in Charlottesville CirPlaintiffs’ attorney Ralph Main called can American Heritage Center cuit Court February 5 asking that the tarps City Manager Maurice Jones as an “adver• Brian Wheeler, Executive Director, Charlottesville Tomorrow FACILITATORS: FACILITATORS: covering the statues be removed immedisarial witness.” Jones said the tarps cost PANELISTS: · Andrea Douglas, Executive Director, · Andrea Douglas, Executive Director, ately, and to fine the city if it doesn’t. $3,000 each and City Council had dis• Bitsy Waters, Charlottesville Mayor, 1988-90 JeffersonCity School African Heritage cussed Center Jefferson School African American Council voted toAmerican shroud the statues when the tarps would come off and • Charles Barbour, Charlottesville’s first African-American · Bob Gibson, Senior Researcher, August 21 in mourning for the deaths of that August 12, 2018, was a possibility. Heritage Center Mayor, 1974-76 •· Rich Schragger, UVA Law Executive School professor WeldonHeather CooperHeyer Center Public Service and for Virginia State Police The tarps unlawfully interfere with the Brian Wheeler, Director, • Tom Walls, Executive Director, Sorensen Institute for PolitiLieutenant Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot statues and prevent citizen enjoyment of Tomorrow calCharlottesville Leadership Berke Bates following the deadly August 12 them, said Main. “We have them to see PANELISTS: Unite the Right rally. The plaintiffs in the them,” he said, comparing the draping with · Bill Pantele, Richmond City Council, 2001-09 PANELISTS: II Sunday February 25, 2018 lawsuit—11 individuals, the Monument going to Paris to the Louvre to see the SESSION · George Gilliam, Charlottesville City Council, · Bitsy Waters, Charlottesville Mayor, 1988-90 Fund and the Sons of Confederate VeterMona Lisa, only to find it covered because 1972-76 · Charles Barbour, Charlottesville’s first ans—contend that the city used mourning · Rich Schragger, UVA Law School professor “someone may not like Leonardo’s views.” African-American Mayor, 1974-76 as a “pretext” and intends to permanently Robertson said it made sense to look at · Joan MacCallum, former member, · Rich Schragger, UVA Law School professor cover the statues with “trash bags,” accordthe first anniversary to end the mourning Lynchburg City Council This will focus on alternative forms of city government · session Tom Walls, Executive Director, ing to attorney Braxton Puryear. period because the event is now “referred in Virginia, elected Mayors, for wardPolitical versus at-large council elecInstitute Leadership He cited a November 6 City Council to by the date it happened.” ThisSorensen session will focus on alternative forms of city tions, etc. resolution to create a new master plan for That’s what gave Moore pause. government in Virginia, elected Mayors, ward versus FACILITATORS: at-large council elections, etc. SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM Emancipation and Justice parks that inHe said he needed more time before BOTH 2pm-4pm at • Andrea Douglas, Executive Director, Jefferson School African cluded screening to more elegantly concealSt. making a decision. His biggest concern is Central Library Downtown in the McIntire Meeting Room 201 East Market American Heritage Center the statues. “There’s no fixed time for rethat since the decision to shroud August •FACILITATORS: Bob Gibson, Senior Researcher, Weldon Cooper Center for moval,” said Puryear. “They’re not tempo21, “Council has had plenty of time to say Public Service · Andrea Douglas, Executive Director, rary but permanent.” how long” the statues should remain covPANELISTS: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center The plaintiffs called a funeral director ered and then the city comes to court and • Bill Pantele, Richmond City Council, 2001-09 as an expert witness on mourning periods, · Bob Gibson, Senior Researcher, says it should be one year, he said. “That’s • George Gilliam, Charlottesville City Council, 1972-76 despite Deputy City Attorney Lisa Robertwhat I’m struggling with.” • Rich Schragger, UVA Center Law School professor Weldon Cooper for Public Service • Joan MacCallum, former member, Lynchburg City Council son’s objection that he wasn’t an expert for Moore says he’ll have a decision on the dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic tarps by February 27 when he hears the PANELISTS: BOTH SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE community event. city’s demurrer on the lawsuit. 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gry mob. It was no different on February 2, when dozens of people followed him in a large circle around Market Street until he escaped into the police department next to Charlottesville General District Court. He exited only when a maroon truck slid up to the curb in true getaway fashion. The alt-right figurehead was in court that day for five different hearings in which he claims to be the victim. Throughout the morning, Veronica Fitzhugh, Phoebe Stevens, Jeff Winder, Brandon Collins and Kenneth Robert Litzenberger were defended as they stood in front of the judge and across from the organizer of the summer’s deadly Unite the Right rally. Fitzhugh was first, and while Judge Robert Downer dismissed an assault charge that stemmed from an alleged May 20 altercation with Kessler on the Downtown Mall, she was found guilty of disorderly conduct for being a member of the mob that surrounded the white nationalist and his friends that night. In video evidence, Fitzhugh can be seen shouting “Nazi, go home!” in close proximity to Kessler’s earlobe. “You have to take this kind of abuse with a grain of salt,” Kessler said when defense attorney Jeff Fogel asked why he was smiling during the video. Downer found Fitzhugh guilty. She was fined $250, with $200 suspended.

After her hearing, four people appeared whom Kessler accused of assaulting him at his August 13 press conference in front of City Hall, where he couldn’t be heard over the crowd that eventually swarmed and tackled him. Stevens was the tackler, but says that wasn’t her intention. “We love you, Jason,” were her last words before she took him to the ground, according to her testimony and that of a photographer at the event. She testified that she practices peaceful intervention, and says on August 12 she used her body to shield counterprotesters and white supremacists alike. On August 13, she was hoping to do the same for Kessler when the angry crowd started to engulf him. She said she embraced him, not intending to knock him down. “If only he could understand that as an individual, he is loved—it’s this thing that he stands for that is not,” she said. She was found guilty and sentenced to 50 hours of community service. Winder was also among the mix charged for assaulting the white nationalist on August 13. Downer said Winder was able to be identified without a reasonable doubt in video footage, and sentenced him to 30 days in jail, with all suspended on the condition that he has good behavior for a year. Collins entered an Alford plea, meaning he didn’t admit guilt, but recognized there was enough evidence to convict him of assaulting Kessler. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail, with all of them suspended. And Litzenberger, who allegedly spat on Kessler during the scuffle, had his case continued until next February.

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He said the cars of alt-right members who came to support Cantwell at his November 9 preliminary hearing were towed. The cars were parked in a private church lot, and sources say the church had the vehicles removed. And for the second time that week in Albemarle Circuit Court, an attorney expressed worry about “sleeper activists” who could sit on the jury with the intention of convicting his clients. The day before Cantwell’s hearing, Jason Kessler’s attorney expressed the same concern. The judge denied Kessler’s motion to move his trial out of Albemarle, and she did the same for Cantwell. Judge Higgins also denied Woodard’s request for a special prosecutor for the three-day trial, though Woodard said he may want to call Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci as a witness, resulting in a mistrial. Depending on the answers from witnesses who originally made statements that Cantwell sprayed them with pepper spray on August 11, Woodard said he’d like to question Tracci about their previous testimony. Legal expert David Heilberg says calling the commonwealth’s attorney as a witness “is extremely rare and it might be a ploy to disqualify the prosecutor.” “I find it is too speculative,” said Higgins as she denied the motion. However, she did grant a motion to amend Cantwell’s bond to allow him to go anywhere within the undisclosed Virginia city where he currently resides. His trial is scheduled to begin February 12 in Albemarle County Circuit Court.

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Indeed, when he wasn’t comparing the marchers to Satan and decrying their obviously slavish devotion to fake news, he was talking about the “massive success” of the administration, with “record high” thises and “record low” thats. Bestest, worstest, beautiful... Sounding like nothing so much as Donald Trump himself when he’s dishing the base a simplistic world view that’s two parts stimulant and three parts red meat, Shroyer could have been a “Daily Show” regular from the Jon Stewart days. Yet his schtick was more comic book than comical. These days, it’s Marvel’s world, we just live in it. And pay for the privilege while we’re at it. Six of the top 10 highest grossing movies in the U.S. last year were superhero fantasies, earning a tremendous sum of $2.29 billion in box office receipts. We’re desperate to live in these simply drawn stories, eager to watch a powerful guardian—no! the most powerful guardian of all!—rise from the rubble and set things right. After the credits roll, we hope we’ll find her or him out in the parking lot kicking ass and taking names. But as Roxane Gay has put it so bluntly, in truth no one is coming to save us. Not Oprah. Not Mark Warner. Not Elizabeth Guzman, the new Virginia delegate who was tapped to give the Democratic response to the State of the Union address in Spanish, not Robert Mueller, Devin Nunes nor any of the folks at the Riverside who want to oust three Charlottesville City Councilors. It’s time to remind each other that when we get high off simple delicious rhetoric, we can’t do the painstaking work that lies ahead. As a great master named Ben Kenobi once put it, “The truth is often what we make of it; you heard what you wanted to hear, believed what you wanted to believe.” In other words, mind the catnip, Padawan.

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Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority says a proposed pipeline is the linchpin for improving the city and county’s water system By Lisa Martin

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ill Mawyer often asks a question that few can answer: Do you know where your water comes from? “Frequently in our business, people are shocked by the amount of time and money it takes to maintain a reliable water system,” says Mawyer, executive director of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, the agency charged with collecting and treating water in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Though the governance of water issues is relatively calm today, the last two decades have been contentious, with deep divisions in the community over the best way to manage the region’s water resources. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors representative

Liz Palmer recalls moving to the area in 1996 and observing the Moormans River near Crozet with almost no flow, while the dam at Ragged Mountain was overflowing. “They were basically draining the Moormans dry, diverting all the water to Ragged Mountain Reservoir,” she says, “and nobody was protecting the river.” A severe drought in 2002, the worst on record, brought the city to within 60 days of running out of water and heightened public concern about overall supply, as did last fall’s water restrictions due to drought conditions. Palmer gained a seat on the Albemarle County Service Authority board in 2006 and was dismayed by the state of the infrastructure.


“The system was horribly antiquated,” she says. “The city and county had treated the Rivanna terribly.” After beginning the slow process of solving the myriad equipment problems, the RWSA turned its attention to preparing a long-term Community Water Supply Plan—a set of interrelated projects to take care of the community’s water infrastructure needs for the next 50 years. The crux of the current system’s challenge lies in Ragged Mountain Reservoir’s dependence on an almost 100-year-old pipe to carry 4 million gallons of water per day down from Sugar Hollow to keep it filled—Ragged Mountain’s own small tributaries cannot do the job. “The 13-mile pipe runs primarily above ground in an undulating fashion, and tends to come apart because it’s not deeply bedded,” says Jennifer Whitaker, RWSA’s director of engineering and maintenance. Instead of spending many millions to replace that pipe, the RWSA devised a plan to solve an additional set of problems at the same time by connecting the Ragged Mountain and South Fork Rivanna reservoirs with a new pipeline so that water can be stored and shared between the two. “An interconnected system will be better for supply, for storage, for treatment and for the [Moormans] river,” says Mawyer. When the new pipeline connector is finished, the old one will be taken out of service.

Streaming service Due to geographical good fortune, our water comes from clear mountain streams that feed into rivers, none downstream from other cities or processed wastewater. Small creeks springing from the Blue Ridge foothills trickle into Sugar Hollow Reservoir, northwest of Crozet, which spills into the Moormans River. The Moormans joins the Mechums River, flowing in from the southwest and also stream-fed, where they are rechristened as the Rivanna River (South Fork). The Rivanna, along with water from a vast 259-square-mile watershed, fills the 800-million gallon Rivanna Reservoir north of Charlottesville. The third major reservoir in the system is at Ragged Mountain Natural Area, which sits in the northwestern crook of the I-64/ Route 29 Bypass interchange. Armed with a brand new 129-foot dam, Ragged Mountain Reservoir’s capacity is the largest—a 1.5-billion-gallon bowl of water filled primarily via a 13-mile pipeline from Sugar Hollow. (Crozet and Scottsville each have small independent water systems fed by their own reservoirs.) To serve Charlottesville and the urban areas of Albemarle County, the South Rivanna water treatment plant processes about 8 million gallons a day—the vast majority of

the urban area’s clean water supply. Ragged Mountain’s water is processed at the Observatory treatment plant on UVA’s Grounds, and then intermingled with the Rivanna water in the spidery network of underground pipes—67 miles long—that form the main water system. In 1972, the city and county created the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority to manage those systems for the whole region. Governed by a board of directors that includes three city and three county representatives plus one appointed member, the RWSA is its own entity—neither the Board of Supervisors nor the City Council has control over it—and its budget is self-contained as an enterprise fund collected from water bill payments. The RWSA handles the “wholesale” side of the water business, maintaining infrastructure such as reservoirs, dams and pumping stations, and providing drinking water treatment at five plants spread throughout the county. The RWSA has two main customers—the Albemarle County Service Authority and the City of Charlottesville’s water utility department—and each of these manages the “retail” side, setting rates, checking meters and selling water to residential and commercial water users. The water system has come a long way from its earliest days. “In the 1800s, Charlot-

tesville’s only water supply was a well pump 19 in the location where today’s Sacagawea statue sits at the intersection of Fifth and Main streets,” says RWSA’s Whitaker. More recently, rapid population growth has led to growing pains that culminated in the water wars of the late 2000s, and to new ways of looking at our future water supply.

Muddy waters When unveiled in 2006, the Water Supply Plan proposed a new taller dam at Ragged Mountain Reservoir to store more water, and a nine-mile pipeline along Charlottesville’s west side to connect the reservoirs. The plan immediately sparked a pitched battle between community groups, city and county leaders and the water agencies. A conservationist group called Citizens for a Sustainable Water Plan, co-founded by Dede Smith, who would later be elected to Charlottesville City Council, raised questions about the necessity, expense and environmental impact of a new Ragged Mountain Dam. Two more years of studies, presentations and public meetings addressed alternatives to the dam such as dredging the Rivanna Reservoir to make it deeper (which was rejected by the RWSA as insufficient and too CONTINUED ON PAGE 21

Armed with a 129-foot dam, Ragged Mountain Reservoir has the largest capacity of all local reservoirs with a 1.5-billion gallon bowl of water, which is filled primarily from a 13-mile pipeline connected to Sugar Hollow Reservoir.

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expensive), as well as mitigation plans to replace the trees and woodland habitats that would be flooded by the expansion. The parties finally signed off on the Water Supply Plan in 2012, and construction on the dam was completed in 2014. Originally a proponent of dredging, Smith’s current focus is on “freeing the Rivanna River” now that the dam has been built. “There is an opportunity here to realize the true benefit of the plan by removing the South Fork dam and relying on the Ragged Mountain dam alone to solve our water problems.” In addition to conflicting views on the dam, the city and county also failed to see eye to eye on the need for an expensive new pipeline. During the plan’s negotiation from 2007-09, city representatives took the position that the pipeline was not a priority because Charlottesville wasn’t going to grow and thus didn’t need more water. Gary O’Connell, current ACSA executive director, was serving as Charlottesville city manager at the time and thought the city was being short-sighted. “All you have to do is drive up West Main or down Fifth Street and you’ll see [the idea of no growth] was crazy,” he says. But county officials felt so strongly that both the dam and pipeline were needed for the community’s growth that they agreed that the county would shoulder the bulk of the projects’ costs—85 percent of the Ragged Mountain Dam’s $35 million, and 80 percent of the pipeline’s projected $100 million. “Without that agreement, the whole thing would have fallen apart,” says O’Connell. Smith thinks the city made the right decision. “I don’t believe the pipeline will ever be built,” she says, “because the plan was premised on a water demand of 14 million gallons per day (MGD), and we have been stuck at less than 10 MGD for more than 15 years.” To cover future eventualities, the Water Supply Plan contains a caveat: If the city should eventually use more than its 20 percent share of the new water capacity generated by the dam, it must repay its share of the cost of both projects to the county in an annual “true-up” process, which could run to the millions of dollars owed. To ensure accuracy, the county has installed meters in pipes at points all along the city/county boundary lines, to measure exactly how much water the city is using each year.

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WATER WORLD This map shows the flow of our city and county water system, starting with mountain streams feeding into rivers, and water collected at one of three reservoirs (Crozet and Scottsville have their own independent water systems). Currently, a 100-year-old, 13-mile pipeline connects Sugar Hollow Reservoir with the Ragged Mountain Reservoir, and carries 4 million gallons of water per day. The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority says a new pipeline connecting the South Fork Rivanna and Ragged Mountain reservoirs will create a better interconnected water system (the older pipeline would be taken out of service), in that if water levels become low at the Rivanna Reservoir (like they did last fall), water can be pumped up from Ragged Mountain, which is the largest of the three with a 1.5-billion-gallon capacity.

will have to be on the city’s agenda again very soon, because we have to make a decision about where we place the pipe,” she says. “The pipe” will be a 3-foot-wide ductile iron pipeline that requires a 20-foot easement to bury. Water-related construction projects are rarely low-cost affairs, often requiring deep tunnels or excavation through solid rock, navigating past roads and railroad tracks and around existing development. Though the pipeline’s projected southern wedge runs through mostly UVAowned land around Ednam Forest and Farmington, the path becomes more congested as it has to skirt residential areas near Barracks Road and Albemarle High School and commercial tracts near Lowe’s and

THE MAN WITH A PLAN: RWSA DIRECTOR WANTS OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH COMMUNITY goals set. “One clear mandate from the board of directors was to establish a strategic plan for the Authority, and that was a positive process with a lot of good input,” he says. Completed within his first year, the plan emphasizes attracting a high performing workforce, environmental stewardship and open communication and collaboration. “Education is a big part of what we are trying to do here,” says Mawyer. “We need to help the community understand the relationship between local government, the service authority and our agency, so everyone knows what we’re trying to accomplish.”

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Before arriving in Charlottesville in late 2016, Bill Mawyer had spent the last 15 years in Henrico County as assistant director of its public utility operations, but his deepest roots are here. A native of North Garden, Mawyer graduated in 1975 from Albemarle High School—the only county high school at the time—and then majored in civil engineering at UVA. It was during his high school years that Charlottesville and Albemarle County created the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority and Solid Waste Authority, the agencies he now oversees. It’s an auspicious time at the RWSA, with several large projects ongoing and just over the horizon, and Mawyer has his

Sam’s Club. After the pipe is installed, says Mawyer, “we restore the land and replant it, and it’s generally invisible once it’s done.” With a timeline that estimates three to four years to acquire the necessary easements along the pipeline’s nine-mile route and eight or more years to design and build it, along with managing various financing and environmental issues along the way, it’s a long-term project with a hefty price tag. “The misnomer is that the pipeline is just a pipeline,” says Whitaker. “It’s also pump stations and intakes and pretreatment and treatment plants, and all of those pieces have to be built simultaneously. But the new pipeline is fundamental to the community meeting its long-term water needs and we cannot do that without it. The only question is when.” The RWSA Board met in January and decided that beginning the full-scale pipeline project immediately would mean unwieldy spikes in staffing needs and debt financing, so they are currently looking at a time frame that would begin construction in 2027, but could shift that earlier as other items on their to-do list are completed.

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The answer is that the Water Supply Plan is only partly complete—the proposed pipeline is the linchpin to a full circuit that will assure a reliable water supply in the future. Right now, low water levels in the Rivanna Reservoir, such as the September/October 2017 drop to 42 percent of capacity, mean that the whole system has to rely on the 64-yearold Observatory water treatment plant, which can’t fully sustain the urban area by itself. “It’s built to treat up to 7 million gallons per day, but practically it can only treat 2 or 3 million, and it really needs to be more like 10,” says the ACSA’s O’Connell. O’Connnell says increasing the plant is the next short-term project on the horizon, and that it can be completed in the next three or four years. And once the pipeline is built, explains the RWSA’s Mawyer, we’ll have a “circular circuit.” “If the Rivanna Reservoir gets so low that the pumping station there can’t function properly [as happened last fall], then we can switch it over and bring water up from Ragged Mountain Reservoir, where we have a huge amount of storage,” he says. “And when Rivanna is overflowing, we can store that extra water at Ragged Mountain.” The two sources will be connected, providing needed redundancy and reliability in the system. Acquisition of the right of way easements along the new pipeline’s route is already underway, as are improvements to both the Rivanna and Observatory water treatment plants. Also ongoing is construction of an additional water line to connect the southern Avon area to Pantops, to ensure the easternmost part of the county is in the loop. Next up will be projects to replace older Ragged Mountain water lines coming into the city, and pumps to increase their capacity and reliability and to be ready for the core pipeline project.

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The past two decades have also ushered in a keen awareness of environmental issues that water management policies can address. “In the early 2000s, in part because of the drought, the community started looking at meeting the ecological needs of rivers,” says Whitaker, “to make sure we maintain environmental health as well as human health.” That new perspective meant a change in water release policies, particularly for the Moormans River, which is now allowed to flow freely downstream from Sugar Hollow

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Next, the water is treated and filtered for micro-contaminants such as giardia and cryptosporidium, microscopic parasites from animal activity in the river that can cause sickness in humans and their pets. New “granular activated carbon” filtration systems have been installed at every treatment facility in the county and are set to go online this spring. These systems filter out even more organic material in the water so that no acid byproducts are released during the final chlorination step. The last phase balances the pH of the water to keep it neutral, disinfects it with chlorine, mixes in a corrosion inhibitor to keep pipe metals from leaching into the water and adds fluoride. “Water is a biological and chemical system and we are constantly gauging what’s coming in, and standardizing what’s going out,” says Jennifer Whitaker, the RWSA’s director of engineering and maintenance.

Toward that end, the filtered water is constantly monitored using an online turbidimeter for any kind of suspended matter from clay or silt particles to viruses and bacteria, and lab samples are tested for bacteria, algae, metals such as lead and nutrients (like nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizer), as well as for residual byproducts from the treatment process itself. Charlottesville/Albemarle water meets or exceeds all federal and state standards for water quality. Occasionally, city residents may notice their water taking on a milky or cloudy aspect, but the cause is usually benign. “The most likely cause of cloudy water would be dissolved air in the water,” says Tungate, which occurs more often when cold water from outside is piped into a warm house. Tiny microbubbles form as the oxygen tries to escape, and will dissipate after a minute or so of sitting still.


Jennifer Whitaker, Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority’s director of engineering and maintenance, calls the proposed pipeline connecting the local reservoirs fundamental, and says “we cannot do without it.”


Gary O’Connell, now executive director of the Albemarle County Service Authority, was serving as Charlottesville’s city manger during negotiations between the city and county in 2007-09 to build a pipeline connecting the Ragged Mountain and South Fork reservoirs. He calls the city representatives who said Charlottesville wasn’t going to grow and thus didn’t need access to more water “short-sighted.”

The city and county bill their water customers at different rates and via different agencies, so your bill may vary depending on where you live. The Albemarle County Service Authority, an independent agency, sets rates, reads meters, coordinates maintenance and replacement projects and collects funds from county residents and businesses, while the Department of Utilities, part of Charlottesville city government, does those jobs for the city. Each entity buys processed water “wholesale” from the RWSA and then adds its own costs to produce the rate it charges customers. In 2017, the RWSA’s wholesale rate was about $1.95 per thousand gallons, plus a flat debt service amount allocated to each entity based on large capital project financing (such as treatment plant upgrades). From there, the city and county diverge in how they charge for usage. The county uses a four-tier system in which its monthly rate per thousand gallons goes up sharply after 3,000 gallons of use, and again after 6,000 and 9,000 gallons, to encourage

conservation. “The lowest tier is basically at cost,” says ACSA Director Gary O’Connell. “If you want to irrigate your lawn, and you’re willing to pay quite a bit more for it, you can.” For a county resident in 2017, an average use of 3,500 gallons per month would cost about $24. The city, by contrast, uses a seasonal approach instead of tiers, charging users about 30% more in the summer months than in the winter, again with an eye toward conservation. For the 3,500 gallons example using an average annual rate for 2017, a city user would pay about $29.50 per month. The city’s rates are higher than the county’s due to increased maintenance expense, particularly the recent capital costs of replacing aging or leaky pipeline under city streets, some of which is more than 100 years old. As well, a 1981 agreement allows UVA, an entity that represents about 30 percent of the city’s customer base, to be charged for water use at roughly half the rate paid by the rest of city users.

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The South Fork Rivanna Reservoir, which holds 800 million gallons of water, lies north of Charlottesville. Currently, the South Rivanna water treatment plant processes about 8 million gallons of water a day—the majority of the urban area’s clean water supply.

dried up,” he says. “The natural flows come 23 and go, so to think that a reservoir is going to be the same level year-round is not realistic.” Still, he and the other city and county water managers are focused on how to plan for future environmental uncertainty. “There’s a lot of research being done on adapting to climate change for water utilities,” he says. “We’re seeing the peaks and seasonal variation, dry periods and extreme rain, and we know that has to be factored in to our projections. We’ll be doing a big study in 2020 to look at long-term supply and I think that climate change will have to be a factor in there.” Regarding the pipeline project, Board of Supervisors Chair Ann Mallek is resolute. “As representatives, we have to make sure that we stick to our convictions and do not shy away from agreements and plans we already have, because that will create chaos,” she says. “Everything takes longer than you think it will, so let’s get started. To people who cringe because we have to build two pump stations—well, so what? You put solar power on them and you go to town.” For her part, Whitaker, who joined the RWSA in 2003, says, “this is a fantastic time, from an engineering perspective, to be in this organization. We’ve taken parts of this system that were very broken, from a capacity, pollution and safety standpoint, and fixed them, and now we’re designing for the future. Watching this unfold is very rewarding; we get to see the execution of the Water Supply Plan actually starting to happen.”

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Reservoir with limits on how much is fed through the older Ragged Mountain pipeline for storage. Similarly, the Rivanna Reservoir, when not spilling over the top, releases water to replicate what its feeder streams are contributing from the watershed, to better preserve aquatic life downstream. Palmer wonders about the expectations of the public regarding the most visible measures of the water supply. “Reservoirs are meant to be drawn down, but what is the public’s tolerance for going into water conservation on a regular basis and watching levels go down?” she says. “That’s the way they’re supposed to work, but it makes people nervous.” Marlene Condon, Crozet nature writer and photographer, recently sounded the alarm about reservoir levels in Sugar Hollow. “The streams in my area were drying up by last summer,” she says, “and the water authority should insist that people start conserving sooner during times of drought. When reservoir levels fall it means more is going out than coming in, and they should only be transferring water to Ragged Mountain if it is absolutely necessary.” The RWSA’s current water supply strategy allows the Sugar Hollow reservoir level to drop to 19 feet below the top of the dam before suspending the transfer. Gary O’Connell, whose office walls are covered with framed images of brook trout and fly-fishing lures, agrees with the need for greater public understanding. “I’ve fished a lot in the upper Moormans above Sugar Hollow and there were years where that part was


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LG and Friends. Bassist Lesly Gourdet lays down tasteful bass lines and brings a group of friends together for blues, jazz, R&B and a little rock ‘n’ roll. 21-plus. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. Open Mic Night. Josh Mayo hosts an open mic night where collaboration is encouraged. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Deli and Pub, 1221 E. Market St. 282-2713.

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Gandharan Buddhism: Relics, Imagery and Trade. Kurt A. Behrendt, associate curator of South Asian art, delves into the beauty and diversity of Buddhist art. Free, 6pm. Campbell 153, UVA School of Architecture. 924-3715. Little Stones. Four women from around the world use art to create positive change in their communities. Part of the On Screen/In-Person film series. Free, 7pm. Wayne Theatre, 521 W. Main St., Waynesboro. (540) 943-9999.

Timeless Generation. The soundtrack for your stroll down memory lane. Free, 7pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

dance Bachata Fusion with the Charlottesville Salsa Club. Edwin Roa teaches an introductory bachata lesson before DJ Butchata spins an eclectic Latin mix for a social dance. $5-8, 8pm. The Ante Room, 219 Water St. 284-8561.

Friday 2/9 music Albrecht von Gaudecker. German-born organist plays compositions by Bach, Bruhns, Muffat and Mendelssohn. Free, 7:30pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Rd. 963-4690.

stage Top Girls. Caryl Churchill’s groundbreaking theatrical exploration of the challenges women face in defining their own lives, strength and resilience. Pay what you can, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177.

Alex Culbreth. Alt-country/blues/punk oneman band. Free, 9pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387.

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Take Two. String band plays old-time music with a twist of rock, punk, country and metal. Part of the WTJU Folk Marathon. Free, 7pm. Studio IX, 969 Second St. SE. 924-0885. The Michael Elswick Gathering. Epic jazz ensemble with influences ranging from hard bop to New Orleans-style jazz. Free, 7pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. The Weedeaters. Local string band plays blues, bluegrass, old-time and swing. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.

Xylouris White Mother (Bella Union) “Goats are mothers, Zeus was raised on Amaltheia’s milk, Black Peak is Mother Earth. ...Mother Earth is the mother of everything.” Giorgos Xylouris thus explains his duo’s third album, the first two being Goat and Black Peak. It’s inscrutable and suitable. Cretan lutenist Xylouris and heavy-duty drummer Jim White (of the Dirty Three) cover a waterfront of moods from the amorphous “Woman From Anogeia” to the angry two-step “Only Love” to the lighthearted “Spud’s Garden,” utilizing limited means— the pair is joined only by (judicious, masterful) string player Anna Roberts-Gevalt. Xylouris’ voice is a strong flavor, but it fits, and White’s drumming seems to carve its own path like a river forming a canyon. Too often, “fusion” means a collision of components that sounds like garbage; Mother is a true blend, fresh, heady and intense.

Inara George Dearest Everybody (Release Me) Inara George of The Bird and the Bee returns with her first solo album since 2009, and its light shines steadily throughout. George’s clear voice leads a tour of what sure sounds

like her inner life, one that seems comfortable in its turbulence, delivering lines like “A pair of underwear in my pocket / I’m just going somewhere new,” with utter possession. George does seem weirdly bugged by her status as the daughter of Little Feat’s Lowell; the album’s opening line is “I was the daughter of my father,” and on the maudlin “Release Me” she asserts “I’ve spent my life in the shadow of a man / Now I wanna be the writer of this song.” Cool! I didn’t even know you were Lowell George’s daughter, but okay! The album is sparkling chamber pop equally fit for music-box dancing and tea room journaling. Nicely done.

Carmen Villain Infinite Avenue (Smalltown Supersound) Opening up with the spellbinding, opiated title track, Carmen Villain sounds too cool to talk to, but she’s way cool to listen to. Her voice is dreamy, wry, bitter—totally seductive, and yet she doesn’t lean on it too heavily. (The only really heavy song here is “Borders,” an overwrought duet with Jenny Hval.) There are gorgeous instrumental passages, such as the Radiohead-like opening of “Connected,” and an honest instrumental in the enchanted forest dream “The Moon

Will Always Be There.” Throughout, there’s a placelessness that seems reflective of Villain’s background (neé Hillestad, she’s a U.S.-born Norwegian-Mexican who’s recently lived in London). Plus, the album’s called Infinite Avenue, so it makes sense that we could be anywhere out on the terra. In any case, it’s her world for us to live in for 37 cool minutes.

Khruangbin Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans) Con Todo El Mundo is an apt album title for Texas-based, mostly instrumental funksters Khruangbin. The band name is Thai for airplane (literally, “engine fly”), and their latest album sounds like a loving, ranging recreation of what happened when the world heard James Brown and reflected/ refracted all that goodness. Guitarist Mark Speer, favoring a trebly tone, invokes Iran, Zambia, Thailand and...Ernie Isley, while bassist Laura Lee and drummer Donald Johnson lay low, and solidly so. Johnson sounds like a subdued Clyde Stubblefield, while Lee’s snaky bass lines define “in the pocket.” The overall effect can feel a bit paint-by-numbers, but the outlines are timeless and the painting itself is casually flawless.—Nick Rubin

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Nick and Steve Pollock. Father-son duo plays tunes to start your night off right. Free, 7pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

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Marc Broussard. Channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. With Jamie McLean and Peter Aristone. $20-22, 6pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

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Las putas de San Julián. In 1922, five prostitutes become symbols of the resistance to state authoritarianism, violence and repression in this Argentinean play by Ramón Mosquera. $5-15, 8pm. Helms Theatre, UVA. 924-3376.

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The Wailers. Reggae band formed from Bob Marley’s original group brings their revolutionary sound around the world. $22-25, 7pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4948.

Gregory Sholette. The current “monument wars” are part of a decades-old debate, and Sholette will discuss conflicts in historical representation as well as the artists collective REPOhistory. Part of the Art and Activism Speaker Series. Free, 6pm. Campbell 160, UVA School of Architecture. 924-3715.

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Swimmer. Experimental rock-fusion quintet based out of Burlington, Vermont. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526.

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Tyler Dick Band. Rocking four-piece band puts a funky twist on your favorite tracks. Free, 10pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279.

One Mic Stand. Seasoned and up-and-coming performers dole out everything from poetry and comedy to political satire, storytelling and more. Free, 7pm. V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC, 501 College Dr. 961-5376.

Sammy Horn. Local pianist takes to the keys for the evening. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279.

Pictures and Pages. Gordon Avenue Library children’s librarian Glynis Welte delivers dynamic arts-related story times incorporating movement, songs and puppets with a variety of exciting books. Free, 10am. The Fralin Museum of Art, 155 Rugby Rd. 924-3592.

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Friday 2/9 Alkemie. Quintet with a zeal for medieval music voyages to the crossroads of French, Greek, Armenian, Italian and Ottoman influences. $15-20, 7:30pm. The Haven, 112 W. Market St. 973-1234. Bob Bennetta. Professional jazz pianist creates a relaxing atmosphere for your evening. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Carol McAvoy Project. Hear pop-jazz standards, classic rock, funky folk tunes and blues infused with a kaleidoscope of rhythms. Free, 7pm. Wild Wolf Brewery, 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-0088.

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Ensemble Galilei. An intricate blend of instruments grants listeners passage to another world, evoking musical images of the ancient Celts and bringing these images to life. Free, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall 113, UVA. 924-3052. Ensemble Galilei Workshop and Demonstration. Learn from an ensemble of players from both classical and Celtic backgrounds, playing Irish and Scottish airs and dance tunes, early and medieval music and original compositions. Free, noon. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. 242-7012. Mighty Marley Celebration. Mighty Joshua, Richmond’s reigning king of dub, brings a focused, passionate feel to his music, conveying emotion at every turn. With Positive Collective. $10-12, 8pm. The Ante Room, 219 Water St. 284-8561. Mojo Pie. Original tunes of acoustic soul, blues, folk and rock. Free, 10pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Pickin’ and Grinnin’. Instrumental and vocal jam open to everyone. All-ages friendly. Free, 7pm. James River Brewery, 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837.

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of Erik “Red” Knierim. 21-plus. Free, 10:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. The Marvelous Murphy Sisters. Sultry songstresses sing sister harmonies as part of the WTJU folk marathon. Free, 7pm. Studio IX, 969 Second St. SE. 924-0885. Tribute to Rick Hall’s Muscle Shoals Sound. Travis Elliot, Darrell Muller, John D’earth and other local musicians pay tribute to a legendary American producer. $10, 9pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

dance English Country Dance. Learn dances from 1650 to the modern era. Free-$8, 8pm. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 851 Owensville Rd. 589-6264. UpFront: Evening of Romance. A dreamy prince, a dashing pirate and a dangerous woman in red make for the perfect date night. $15-25, 7:30pm. Charlottesville Ballet, 1885 Seminole Trail, Ste. 203. 973-2555.

stage A View From Some Broads. An all-female cast takes the stage for a night of Broadway songs and storytelling. $15, 8pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. (540) 832-5355. Top Girls. See listing for Wednesday, February 7. $20-25, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177.

etc. I’m Not Racist…Am I? Documentary film follows 12 New York City teenagers who spend a year talking about racism. Free, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333. Zulu Ngoma Aesthetics After Apartheid. Duke University music professor Louise Meintjes gives a colloquium on how Ngoma’s “warrior” aesthetics are inextricably linked to violent politics. Free, 3:30pm. Old Cabell Hall 107, UVA. 924-3052. CONTINUED ON PAGE 36


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While there’s plenty of life to live after 40, there aren’t many theater roles for women of this age. across the chest of her powder blue gown), which, Zuby notes, is as relevant today as it was decades ago. “Bosom Buddies” that classic, frothy comment on the nature of female friendship, is in there, too, along with plenty of other well-loved numbers. Ultimately, A View From Some Broads is “about the journey that women take,” says Zuby, a group of women reminding themselves that roles like Lady Macbeth—and for that matter, Mame and Vera—are just as good as Peg O’ My Heart.

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n “Bosom Buddies,” the famous duet from the Broadway musical Mame, eccentric bohemian and title character Mame Dennis gives her friend, actress —and famed lush—Vera Charles a bit of advice: “I feel it’s my duty to tell you it’s time to adjust your age / You try to be Peg O’ My Heart, when you’re Lady Macbeth.” It’s a biting observation that stings all the more because it’s true: The passing of time is inevitable, and there comes a point in every actor’s career when she no longer makes a convincing teenage Irish heroine a la Margaret O’Connell in “Peg O’ My Heart.” Instead she is cast in roles like the ruthless, power-hungry and—let us not mince the important word here—older Lady Macbeth (who isn’t that old)—a deliciously complex role that appeals to many actors, but Mame’s point here is that Vera needs to come to terms with the reality of her age, which Mame declares to be “somewhere between 40 and death.” And while there’s plenty of life to live after 40, there aren’t many theater roles for women of this age, says Linda Zuby, a local actor and director who, at 60, knows this reality firsthand. She’s played a slew of great roles (including Lady Macbeth), but there are some—such as Gwendolen in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest—that she’s aged out of. While lamenting the lack of juicy roles, Zuby and a few other women decided to make a performance for themselves, something in which they’d sing the songs they want to sing, age limits be damned. The resulting revue, A View From Some Broads, to be performed as part of the Songs in the Cellar series at Four County Players this weekend, features nine women, ages

30 to 64, performing songs made famous by some of Broadway’s most legendary dames. Together, the songs tell a story about the journey from young womanhood to adult womanhood, says Zuby, who directs the show. At the top of the performance are songs usually sung by children, including “When I Grow Up” from Matilda the Musical (it takes on a whole new meaning when sung by women, says Zuby), and moves into songs from Once Upon A Mattress and other musicals, songs that take a look at “some of the things you think about when you’re younger,” particularly the “get married to my prince kind of thing” that you buy into until your experience teaches you otherwise, says Zuby. The revue’s second act includes “Before the Parade Passes By” from Hello, Dolly!, “Sister Suffragette” from Mary Poppins (you know the one, originally sung in the 1964 film by Glynis Johns as Mrs. Winifred Banks, a “Votes for Women” sash draped

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“Number One Hit of the Summer” each have different elements of themes related to political and social turmoil. These frustrations slither through the course of White Noise much like the snake seen on the album’s cover art. Gundersen says that technology and communication also played a role in contributing to the sometimes dreamy and other times nightmarish disarray of White Noise tracks. He explains that the song “New Religion” was influenced by “a kind of selfconsumption that we have with social media and with fake manufactured ideas that emphasize what life is supposed to be.” Meanwhile, the song “Heavy Metals” is “about being okay with how small of a space we fill in the universe and coming to terms with it,” says Gundersen. Gundersen is currently performing stripped-down versions of these songs with Abby. He describes the benefits of touring with his sister and the connection that it’s caused him to find on the road. “Touring can be lonely,” he says. “You’re away from family quite a bit so it’s great to be able to take a part of my family with me and be able to still have those bonds.” Noah Gundersen gets heavy at the Southern on Saturday. PUBLICITY PHOTO


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passing judgment on those who, circumstantially or preferentially, find themselves on varying paths. Most disturbing, for me, is the creeping idea that individualism destroys humanity. In the world of Top Girls, sisterhood seems like a laughable concept. As a woman, you either embrace solidarity through second-class status, or you transcend by trampling your peers. But Live Arts’ production (and Churchill’s fantastic script) gives viewers the chance to draw their own conclusions. In a tight space transformed by clever set pieces and a delightful ’80s soundtrack, you witness the manifold ways women connect, clash and spar in their quest for a better life. Under the talented direction of Betsy Rudelich Tucker, the cast of Top Girls does a remarkable job of bringing fierce women to life. Each character feels distinct and often multilayered, which is amazing considering every performer (aside from the show’s lead) does double or triple duty. As Marlene, Claire Chandler is tremendous, facing slings and arrows and sharing her own hardened pronouncements with a red-lipped smile. Even when she breaks

in the powerful third act, she lacks the softness associated with feminine sorrow despite her real-looking tears. That same flinty foundation underpins all the women of Top Girls, excepting teenagers Angie and Kit. Angie especially, forcefully played by Jen Bottas, repeatedly wrestles her flashpoint emotions in hopes of winning her aunt’s affection. She’s furious one minute, fragile the next, and it’s painful to watch her clumsy attempts to don the straightjacket of a top girl persona. Jess Kristensen captivates as the show’s lone romantic, while Gretchen York makes an enjoyable man-eater who knows how to hang with the boys. Madison Weikle plays girls who are young and desperate to be taken seriously, and Barbara Roberts gets caught in a gap between generations. Kat Maybury gives us long-suffering matrons who offer gruff comic relief, conservative outrage or martyred resignation depending on the era. Also, did I mention the costumes? Maybe I’m just an ’80s kid, but damn, I loved the looks by designer Sri Kodakalla. Watching these women play a game with all the rules rigged against them, it seems no surprise they lash out in frustration and bitterness at one another. What does it mean to become a “top girl” in a culture of misogyny? What does it take to support other women while jockeying toward success? Can you make space for nuance and personal freedom without sacrificing one another? Live Arts’ Top Girls doesn’t give you the answers. It only asks the uncomfortable questions. But at a time like this, when cultural crosstalk abounds, you ought to go and listen.

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nter: a lively dinner party. Lots of crosstalk. Women in a startling array of historical costumes. There’s Isabella Bird, a 19th-century globetrotter and well-educated author. There’s Joan the Pope, a ninth-century intellectual who lived as a man and briefly became the pope. There’s Dull Gret, a sword-wielding peasant and army leader lifted from the Bruegel painting Dulle Griet. There’s Lady Nijo, a 13th-century Japanese concubine who became a wandering nun. There’s Patient Griselda from The Canterbury Tales, a peasant-turned-wife-of-a-marquis, forced to prove her loyalty again and again. And then there’s Marlene, the polished hostess and ultimate ’80s businesswoman, who has organized this gathering of powerful independent women to celebrate her recent promotion. As the conversation volleys like an uneven tennis match, each woman argues the rightness of her actions and the normalcy of her isolation, pain or sacrifice. Even as she describes breaking free from the status quo, she justifies the behavior of others who beat, tortured or abused her. You’re struck by the striving of individuals who cannot outpace the parameters of their time. Each woman is a bonsai tree, lovely but limited, unaware of the container controlling her growth. And you can’t help but wonder, as you shift in your seat, what invisible limits stifle you. So begins Live Arts’ production of Top Girls, Caryl Churchill’s award-winning 1982 play that examines women chasing success in a man’s world. Despite being written nearly 40 years ago, the show feels fresh and painfully relevant. As the story moves from timeless dinner party to Top Girls, a job placement agency in 1982 London, we’re invited to peer through the glass of one specific fishbowl: the professional and personal life of “ball-breaker” Marlene, whose circles include a frustrated sister, rebellious niece and high-flying female co-workers. In the Playbill, Assistant Director Kelli Shermeyer writes, “TOP GIRLS presents us with a network of women who must navigate their identities and desires through the mutually-reinforcing structures of misogyny and capitalism.” From every angle in the show, women suffer and sabotage one another. Money and career stand in direct opposition to marriage and children. Women who chase personal freedom steal power from women who choose family values—and vice versa. Unsurprisingly, resentment simmers between each rigidly defined social role. There’s a distinct lack of empathy between women of different generations, relentless measuring against personal standards and

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Zephyrus. Vocal ensemble performs Da Pacem Domine: Music from the Thirty Years’ War, music from Shütz, Schein and others. $5-20, 7:30pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 120 W. High St. 963-4690.

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The Jared Mancuso Band. Unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll combines influences that vary in style but complement each other remarkably well. 21-plus. Free, 10:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.

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Alligator. Central Virginia’s premier Grateful Dead cover band performs at part of WTJU’s folk marathon. Free, 2pm. Music Resource Center, 105 Ridge St. 979-5478.

dance No Scrubs ‘90s Dance Party. Boogie to guilty pleasures and underground classics from the 1990s.18-plus. $10, 10pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4948. UpFront: Evening of Romance. See listing for Friday, February 9. $15-25, 4 and 7pm. Charlottesville Ballet, 1885 Seminole Trail, Ste. 203. 973-2555.

stage A View From Some Broads. See listing for Friday, February 9. $15, 8pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. (540) 832-5355. Las putas de San Julián. See listing for Thursday, February 8. $5-15, 2 and 8pm. Helms Theatre, UVA. 924-3376. Top Girls. See listing for Wednesday, February 7. $20-25, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177.

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ith her new book, Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist, artist, writer and teacher Laura Lee Gulledge challenges anyone of any skill level to draw. The former Louisa County art teacher says, “It’s the sort of book I wish I’d had starting off as a teacher but also as a creative working in a sketchbook.” It takes a holistic approach, she explains. “It’s about developing not just the hand but what happens to the heart, head and spirit in creative practice.” The concept behind the sketchbook format is to present nonintimidating exercises that can be completed in a limited amount of time. “If you spend less time on a project your inner critic gets less involved,” Gulledge says. “It’s more about the process, the journey.” One exercise, the Unwind Dare, challenges the reader to time how long it takes to draw an object, and then to draw it again in half the time, repeating the process until it can’t be repeated anymore. “It’s a way of loosening up and drawing faster so your fear can’t catch up to you,” says Gulledge. With each of the dares she pairs a relevant quote. For this one, she calls on the wisdom of Leonard Bernstein: “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” There are 24 exercises in total, 12 dares and 12 double-dares, which Gulledge explains are continuations of the initial dares “to reinforce the concept.” She suggests the book can be completed in three months by doing two exercises a week. “It’s ideal for over the summer or just for a season,” says Gulledge. “We can handle taking on a project for a season,” referring to it as “a little handheld class,” and “a way to develop your vocabulary visually.” Some of the exercises elicit critical thinking, some self-reflection and others emotional intelligence. “Sketchbooks are vessels for collecting thoughts, emotions, ideas,” Gulledge says. For those interested in exploring their creativity but threatened by the blank page, the prompts are ideal. “I made half of a book and I need them to complete it,” she says. It’s a sort of collaboration, or what Gulledge would call an “artnership.” She and a fellow artist coined the term when they began collaborating after each experienced a bad breakup. “We needed intimacy, but we didn’t want a boyfriend or girlfriend,” says Gulledge. “We wanted a creative intimacy. We talked about having an artner crush on

words Laura Lee Gulledge will launch Sketchbook Dares at The Bridge on February 10. Copies of the book are also available for purchase in the McGuffey Art Center gift shop.

somebody. I would think, ‘I want to make out with this person,’ and it was really, ‘I want to make art with this person.’” Gulledge and her collaborator developed values for their artnership: healing, connection, flexibility, whimsy and success. “We have unofficial tenants, too,” Gulledge says, “like using snail mail and practicing self-care.” Gulledge—who returned to Charlottesville 18 months ago after seven years in New York City— says, “We’re not always creating. We have to rest.” She likes to think of her artnerships “as part of this broader love movement. Everyone is helping redefine what love is, expanding the definition,” she says. During the book launch at The Bridge on Saturday, attendees will have the opportunity to form their own artnerships. In addition to solo exercises, drawing activities will include the practice of drawing with an artner, creating artner valentines and filling in the remaining blank pages of Gulledge’s current sketchbook. “Creatives aren’t necessarily good at working together but if we can, magical things can happen,” she says. “And if we can do that, we can be better about working together in the real world.”

Dave Kulund and Friends. A ramblin’ musician and some musical associates. Free, 10pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Duo Boheme. Elegant guitar and violin duo plays in a pub setting. Free, 1pm. The Pub at Wegmans, Fifth Street Station. 529-3200. Eric Franzen. Versatile veteran pianist slides onto the bench. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279.

Noah Gundersen. Indie-folk singer-songwriter. With Aaron Gillespie. $17-20, 7pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590. Outlaw Bubba McCauley. Local musician plays outlaw country. Free, 4pm. James River Brewery, 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837.

An Lar. Fine Irish music from fine Irish musicians. Free, 5pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387.

Jimmy O. Longtime area musician plays an acoustic set. Free, 8pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278.

Peter Ryan and Friends. Fiddle, mandolin and guitar group plays rock, folk, country and blues from the 1950s to the present. Free, 9pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387.

Bill Adams. Fingerstyle guitar arrangements of blues and old-time music. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. 297-2326.

LUA. A blend of original and traditional music from Mexico, Appalachia and the Atlantic basin. Free, 6:30pm. Starr Hill Brewery Tap Room, 5391 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. 823-5671.

Rattlebag. Playing everything from rock to blues to alt-country. Free, 7pm. Wild Wolf Brewery, 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-0088.

The Gifts of Grief. During this workshop, writing prompts and group discussions will help you find the gifts in grief and loss. $87, 10am. WriterHouse, 508 Dale Ave. 296-1922.

etc. L’Elisir d’Amore. Live performance broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Gaetano Donizetti’s charming, emotional comic opera. $18-25, noon. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

Sunday 2/11 music Bill Edmonds. Local guitarist strums and plucks the night away. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Cool Blue Quartet. Classic jazz and original compositions. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. 823-2001. Eggs Benefit Jazz Brunch. Jazz up your afternoon for a good cause. Free, 11am. Brasserie Saison, 111 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-7027. Irish Jam. Patrick and Aaron Olwell lead an Irish Jam as part of the WTJU folk marathon. Free, noon. Studio IX, 969 Second St. SE. 924-0885. Jazz Rascals. Upbeat, lively Dixieland and New Orleans-style jazz and blues. Free, noon. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. King Golden Banshee. The right amount of raucous colors traditional Irish music. Free, 5:30pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387. Mojo Pie. Local duo plays original tunes of acoustic soul, blues, folk and rock. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. 975-0094. Open Mic and Potluck. Bring out your hidden talents or just listen to some local music. Free, 5:30pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. 242-7012. Patrick and Aaron Olwell and Friends. Energetic and eclectic Irish jammers. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. 297-2326.


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Travis Elliott. Local singer and guitarist takes on songwriting subjects from love to spaceships, both badly in need of repair. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. Tyler Smilo. Autobiographical folk songs with Americana flare. Free, 2pm. Wild Wolf Brewery, 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-0088.

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etc. The American President. President Andrew Shepherd is all but guaranteed re-election, but his approval ratings drop when he falls in love with lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade. $5-7, 2pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

Monday 2/12 music ATM Unit featuring Jonah Kane-West. Organ wizard meets a bass warrior for an adventurous romp. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526.

Welcome to Your World: The Mind, the Body and the Built Environment. A talk by Sarah Williams Goldhagen, who writes and lectures about architecture and landscapes, cities and urban design, infrastructure and public art. Free, 5pm. Campbell 153, UVA School of Architecture. 924-3715.

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separate him and his behavior from “Master of None.” The show illustrates how easy it is to not be a creep while dating, yet Ansari took partial consent and used it as carte blanche, leaving a woman feeling violated. His art demanded we look at him in a certain light and use him as an embodiment of standards that he himself betrayed. If you found meaning and intelligence in “Master of None,” or upon hearing the accusations against Joss Whedon of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and Matthew Weiner of “Mad Men,” and feel strange about these shows in retrospect, there is no shame in it. The shows belong to more writers and performers than just their creators. Recognizing the value in someone’s work does not automatically make you complicit in its creator’s misdeeds, but suggesting we continue to employ and celebrate them as though nothing ever happened does. There are many ways to reconcile your relationship with art created by contemptible people— shun, acknowledge critically (I am a Jew who will rewatch Apocalypto at the drop of a hat, but Mel Gibson will never be off the hook). All are valid so long as the creator and his deeds remain firmly in your analysis. To do otherwise means not only that your priorities are backward, but that you’re just plain bad at understanding art.

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he rise of Time’s Up, the movement challenging sexism, harassment and abuse against women in the entertainment industry, has led to a tone deaf, contemptible yet predictable backlash. Spend enough time on social media and you’ll see two main counterarguments: There’s a witch hunt by women seeking fame and money, or we should focus on the art, not the artists. It’s horrifying that there are people willing to believe that an entire gender is making a fortune by risking careers and sacrificing privacy as opposed to men wielding their wealth and power against those who have neither. Other writers have tackled these counterarguments in great detail, so I’ll focus on the one that passes itself off as enlightened. Separating art from artist is impossible as long as an artist receives credit and is enriched by a work’s success. But even if you could, why on earth would you want to? The drive for separation seems to be applied to today’s pop culture. If you try to separate history’s great works of art from their creators, you rob them of their intended depth. Boris Pasternak, James Baldwin, George Orwell, John Milton, Ernest Hemingway, Leo

Tolstoy—take a class on any of these writers and you’ll learn everything there is to know about them. Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Michelangelo—good, bad, unsavory, it’s all relevant. There are aspects of their work that aren’t directly tied to their biography, but all had deeply felt beliefs and life experiences to convey. To say that one has nothing to do with the other is ahistorical. If you argue for separation for living artists, are you defending their integrity or that of your DVD collection? It feels like a reflexive defense for having enjoyed something created by a known perpetrator. It’s why Roman Polanski continues to work despite fear of extradition. No doubt a genius—Rosemary’s Baby is an unassailable horror classic, and his adaptation of Macbeth is perhaps the greatest filmic expression of catharsis—but if you can watch Chinatown, in which child rape is a central plot point, and ignore that he raped a child shortly after its release, forget what that says about Polanski. What does that say about you that you’ve convinced yourself the two are unrelated? For Aziz Ansari, who did something “not as bad” as Polanski or Harvey Weinstein— perhaps it’s not exactly the same offense, but it’s part of the same conversation about power and consent—it is still a mistake to

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Bob Huntington. Pianist plays everything from The Beatles to Gordon Lightfoot. Free, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Declan McKenna with Chappell Roan. Songs are gunning for the people who misuse power for the purposes of corruption and oppression. $15-18, 6pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590. Jolie Fille. Cajun punk rock: loud, fast, fun, French. Free, 9pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Karaoke with Jen Dville. For all you futurepop stars, showcase your chops at this karaoke night. 21-plus. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. Mardi Gras Celebration. Matty Metcalfe plays an ode to James T. Booker; Zuzu’s Hot 5 plays Cajun like no other; and to top it all off, Bunny Nicole hosts a Mardi Gras drag show. Free, 5pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387. Shifrin-Finckel-Han Trio. Wind player David Shifrin, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han play a program of Beethoven, Bruch and Brahms as part of the Tuesday Evening Concert Series. $5-39, 7:30pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA. 924-3376.

Chinatown stars Jack Nicholson and was the last film that director Roman Polanski made in the United States before fleeing the country while awaiting sentencing for unlawful sex with a minor. Polanski has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system since 1978.

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anymore. However, because they are harder to amass, I live for the moment when our nasturtiums put forth those delicious seeds. Unhealthy snack: Salty, fried things. And, ever the devil’s advocate, every time I see a new weird chip flavor, I feel compelled to try it.

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Grocery store cookie: I don’t really enjoy any grocery store cookie; they

Salad bar toppings: I don’t really do this. I get overwhelmed when I look at food bars. Cut of meat: Leg of lamb. Pork loin. Chicken thigh. In that order. Knife: My grandmother’s tired old tomato slicer. I look for replicas any time I’m junk shopping. Appliance: I don’t own one (yet) but a single heat source range, like an AGA. I’ve used them on travel stays and wish we could accommodate one in our Virginia climate. Otherwise, my mini chopper. Cookbooks: Honey from a Weed by Patience Gray, The Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rodgers and anything historic that communicates method and ingredients through a veil of lost vernacular or patois. Dream trip: Three months in the Mediterranean landscape—I’m not too picky beyond that. Favorite food city: Based on my relatively limited travels, I’d say more generally Provence. I’ve never felt more connected through food than I did there. I’m preparing to do a lot more research.

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A candlelight event features five desserts each paired with a Keswick wine. $15 wine club members, $20 nonmembers; seatings every 15 minutes from noon-4pm. Keswick Vineyards, 1575 Keswick Winery Dr. 244-3341.

Wine-lovers have something else to cheers about: burning a few calories to enjoy more vino. Race participants will receive a commemorative wine glass and can attend a post-race party with awards, food trucks and live music. $30-45, 9amnoon. Cardinal Point Vineyard, 9423 Batesville Rd. corkscrewracing.com

Saturday, February 10 In honor of Black History Month, Monticello archaeologists invite children ages 7 to 11 to the Archaeology Lab to discover how the enslaved community lived at Thomas Jefferson’s home. $9 children 7 to 11; $12 adults, 10am-noon. Meet at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. monticello.org

Friday, February 9 Soccer Organization of Charlottesville Area supporters will enjoy a catered dinner, live entertainment, open bar and silent auction. Proceeds go to the SOCA Belvedere Field House Project. $100 per person; $180 per couple, 7-11pm. Alumni Hall at UVA. 975-5025.

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“I love boney fish from salty waters. Though we don’t get it nearly often enough, my all-time favorite is fried smelt. Primal.”

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Always on the bar: Rosé, a floral gin and some kind of amaro or bitter/herbal liqueur. Energy source: Fresh fruits and veggies, and nostalgic memories of my grandmother who always had energy enough, somehow. Breakfast: My husband packs me off every morning with a jar of granola, yogurt and whatever fruit or berries we’ve got fresh or stashed from last summer. Lunch spot: Hamiltons’, Lampo and Urban Bowl. Go-to comfort food: Pasta—always. There is no weariness that I do not find comforted with a bowl of pasta. Sandwich: Grilled cheese with kimchi (now, please). Unusual ingredient: So many ingredients that were once unusual are not

Condiment: This is a tough one, because it’s always changing. But hands over fists, I’d say mayo and aioli.

always leave me wanting to make a fresh batch. Something gets lost in the transport. Ice cream flavor: Ginger. Brunch: sweet or savory? Savory! Eggs at the center, and there must be bread. Because there must be butter. Kitchen aroma: Roasting chicken. Always in the home fridge: Sparkling wine (always want to be ready to celebrate) and cheese. Bodo’s order: Everything bagel, turkey breast, horseradish, mayo, tomato.


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ox’d Kitchen, a restaurant that recently opened at 909 W. Main St. in the same block as Benny Deluca’s and Asian Express, eludes a concise description: Its Yelp page claims it serves Mediterranean food, but the decor looks Asian. And its name is reminiscent of a pizza joint, yet its staple is meat or veggies served on top of basmati rice and salad. Box’d Kitchen chef and owner Curtis Woo originally started the business under the name Over the Rice, but the name seemed to imply that his food was Asian...which it’s not quite. “I don’t like calling my food ‘fusion,’” Woo says. “I am always combining foods. I don’t think twice when I put kimchi on pizza—it’s just natural.” Woo prefers to refer to his food as modern. Ultimately, Box’d Kitchen doesn’t fill any particular culinary niche...it’s out of the box, so to speak.

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Sweet everythings Over at MarieBette Café & Bakery on Rose Hill Drive, February is for hot-chocolate-lovers. Every day of the month, the spot known for its French pastries and artfully-stenciled boule loaves, will serve a different flavor of hot chocolate. That’s 28 different flavors total, among them salted caramel, hazelnut, white chocolate cardamom, pistachio, raspberry, Moroccan spice, peanut butter...and a Love Elixir for Valentine’s Day.

All the feels Valentine’s Day has come early for all you Blue Moonies out there: Blue Moon Diner will host a pop-up dinner from 5 to 8pm on February 14 at the Snowing in Space Space Lab at 705 W. Main St. The limited menu of $10 dishes includes pork barbecue sliders on a buttermilk biscuit with two sunny-side-up quail eggs and potato salad; andouille and chicken jambalaya with a biscuit; the diner’s classic Hogwaller hash; and a veggie scramble with a biscuit. Honky-tonk hero Jim Waive will play music starting at 6pm. But wait, there’s more: Starting March 3, Snowing in Space will host a Blue Moon pop-up from 9am to 1pm on the first Saturday of every month.

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UberEATS, an on-demand food-delivery app supported by the Uber ride-hailing platform, has arrived in Charlottesville. So far, Christian’s Pizza, Citizen Bowl Shop, The Juice Laundry, Revolutionary Soup, Fig Bistro and a few other local eateries have signed up to participate. How it will ultimately differ from food delivery services already in place, such as GrubHub, remains to be seen, but the UberEATS press release claims the aim is “to get people the food they want, delivered faster.”

restaurants are bringing the party to Charlottesville. Though Mardi Gras doesn’t officially begin until February 13, spots like The Bebedero, The Whiskey Jar, Brasserie Saison, Escafé, Citizen Burger Bar, Hamiltons’ at First & Main, Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint, Rapture, Iron Paffles & Coffee and Paradox Pastry, among others, are offering Cajun and Creole food and drink specials through Mardi Gras night when, starting at 6pm, the Elby Brass band will lead a parade through the Downtown Mall.

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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): According to ancient Greek writer Herodotus, Persians didn’t hesitate to deliberate about important matters while drunk. However, they wouldn’t finalize any intoxicated decision until they had a chance to re-evaluate it while sober. The reverse was also true. Choices they made while sober had to be reassessed while they were under the influence of alcohol. I bring this to your attention not because I think you should adhere to similar guidelines in the coming weeks. I would never give you an oracle that required you to be buzzed. But I do think you’ll be wise to consider key decisions from not just a coolly rational mindset, but also from a frisky intuitive perspective. To arrive at a wise verdict, you need both.

Aries (March 21-April 19): British athlete Liam Collins is an accomplished hurdler. In 2017, he won two medals at the World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in South Korea. Collins is also a stuntman and street performer who does shows in which he hurtles over barriers made of chainsaws and leaps blindfolded through flaming hoops. For the foreseeable future, you may have a dual capacity with some resemblances to his. You could reach a high point in expressing your skills in your chosen field, and also branch out into extraordinary or flamboyant variations on your specialty.

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(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Charles Nelson Reilly was a famous American actor, director and drama teacher. He appeared in or directed numerous films, plays and TV shows. But in the 1970s, when he was in his 40s, he also spent quality time impersonating a banana in a series of commercials for Bic Banana Ink Crayons. So apparently he wasn’t overly attached to his dignity. Pride didn’t interfere with his ability to experiment. In his pursuit of creative expression, he valued the arts of playing and having fun. I encourage you to be inspired by his example during the coming weeks, Aquarius.

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(May 21-June 20): A survey of British Christians found that most are loyal to just six of the Ten Commandments. While they still think it’s bad to, say, steal and kill and lie, they don’t regard it as a sin to revere idols, work on the Sabbath, worship other gods or use the Lord’s name in a curse. In accordance with the astrological omens, I encourage you to be inspired by their rebellion. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to re-evaluate your old traditions and belief systems, and then discard anything that no longer suits the new person you’ve become.

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A grandfather from New Jersey decided to check the pockets of an old shirt he didn’t wear very often. There Jimmie Smith found a lottery ticket he had stashed away months previously. When he realized it had a winning number, he cashed it in for $24.1 million—just two days before it was set to expire. I suspect there may be a comparable development in your near future, although the reward would be more modest. Is there any potential valuable that you have forgotten about or neglected? It’s not too late to claim it.

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(June 21-July 22): While serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Don Karkos lost sight in his right eye after being hit by shrapnel. Sixty-four years later, he regained his vision when he got butted in the head by a horse he was grooming. Based on the upcoming astrological omens, I’m wondering if you’ll soon experience a metaphorically comparable restoration. My analysis suggests that you’ll undergo a healing in which something you lost will return or be returned.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The U.S. Geological Survey recently announced that it had come up with improved maps of the planet’s agricultural regions. Better satellite imagery helped, as did more thorough analysis of the imagery. The new data show that the Earth is covered with 618 million more acres of croplands than had previously been thought. That’s 15 percent higher than earlier assessments! In the coming months, Libra, I’m predicting a comparable expansion in your awareness of how many resources you have available. I bet you will also discover that you’re more fertile than you have imagined.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): The candy cap mushroom, whose scientific name is Lactarius rubidus, is a burnt orange color. It’s small to mediumsized and has a convex cap. But there its resemblance to other mushrooms ends. When dried out, it tastes and smells like maple syrup. You can grind it into a powder and use it to sweeten cakes and cookies and custards. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, this unusual member of the fungus family can serve as an apt metaphor for you right now. You, too, have access to a resource or influence that is deceptive, but in a good way: offering a charm and good flavor different from what its outer appearance might indicate.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 1939, Scorpio comic book writer Bob Kane cocreated the fictional science-fiction superhero Batman. The Caped Crusader eventually went on to become an icon, appearing in blockbuster movies as well as TV shows and comic books. Kane said one of his inspirations for Batman was a flying machine envisioned by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 16th century. The Italian artist and inventor drew an image of a winged glider that he proposed to build

for a human being to wear. I bring this up, Scorpio, because I think you’re in a phase when you, like Kane, can draw inspiration from the past. Go scavenging through history for good ideas!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I was watching a four-player poker game on TV. The folksy commentator said that the assortment of cards belonging to the player named Mike was “like Anna Kournikova” because “it looks great but it never wins.” He was referring to the fact that during her career as a professional tennis player, Anna Kournikova was fêted for her physical beauty but never actually won a singles title. This remark happens to be a useful admonishment for you Sagittarians in the coming weeks. You should avoid relying on anything that looks good but never wins. Put your trust in influences that are a bit homely or unassuming but far more apt to contribute to your success.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A Chinese man named Wang Kaiyu bought two black-furred puppies from a stranger and took them home to his farm. As the months passed, Wang noticed that his pets seemed unusually hungry and aggressive. They would sometimes eat his chickens. When they were 2 years old, he finally figured out that they weren’t dogs, but rather Asian black bears. He turned them over to a local animal rescue center. I bring this to your attention, Capricorn, because I suspect it may have a resemblance to your experience. A case of mistaken identity? A surprise revealed in the course of a ripening process? A misunderstanding about what you’re taking care of? Now is a good time to make adjustments and corrections. Expanded weekly audio horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes: Real Astrology.com, 1-877-873-4888.

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(April 20-May 20): When he was 32, the man who would later be known as Dr. Seuss wrote his first kid’s book, And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. His efforts to find a readership went badly at first. Twenty-seven publishers rejected his manuscript. On the verge of abandoning his quest, he ran into an old college classmate on the street. The friend, who had recently begun working at Vanguard Press, expressed interest in the book. Voila! Mulberry Street got published. Dr. Seuss later said that if, on that lucky day, he had been strolling on the other side of the street, his career as an author of children’s books might never have happened. I’m telling you this tale, Taurus, because I suspect your chances at experiencing a comparable stroke of luck in the coming weeks will be extra high. Be alert!

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The right person will join our youthful and hip downtown office in a fastpaced online and print publishing environment.

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Send resume to: advertising@c-ville.com EOE

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Commonwealth of Virginia VA. CODE 8.01-316

Albemarle County

Commonwealth of Virginia VA. CODE 8.01-316

General District Court Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Commonwealth of Virginia, in re

The Object of this suit is to: approve the foster care plan of Albemarle County Department of Social Services with the goal of adoption and the petition to terminate the residual parental rights of Johnnie L. Bottenfield in the child born to him and Jennifer A. Fitzgerald on May 3, 2004, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Commonwealth of Virginia, in re

H.B. a male child (d.o.b. February 6, 2009)

The Object of this suit is to: approve the foster care plan of Albemarle County Department of Social Services with the goal of adoption and the petition to terminate the residual parental rights of Johnnie L. Bottenfield in the child born to him and Jennifer A. Fitzgerald on February 6, 2009, in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is OREDERED that the defendant Johnnie L. Bottenfield appear at the above-named Court and protect his or her interest on or before March 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

1/9/18

1/9/18

DATE

David M. Barredo JUDGE

DATE

David M. Barredo JUDGE

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It is OREDERED that the defendant Johnnie L. Bottenfield appear at the above-named Court and protect his or her interest on or before March 27, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

February 7-13, 2018, c-ville.com

T.B. a male child (d.o.b. May 3, 2004)

Albemarle County

General District Court


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Q&A What topic do you think C-VILLE should cover more? How local organizations, agencies and churches are helping those in our community!

News. Local news. @LANDERSHARRY/TWITTER

Ice rink replacement.

Spotlight community members who are making a difference in our community. And highlight area nonprofits doing great work for our city.

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Maybe simple ways to help the community. “Do you have an extra jar or two of peanut butter? Take it to ...”

Local health care issues. @NKROVETZ/TWITTER

How to operate a crosswalk—a 14-part series.

The prevalence of child abuse and resources available to prevent it... foothillscac.org.

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I would want to read more about affordable housing issues...and to keep up to date with the pipelines.

February 7 – 13, 2018 c-ville.com

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Local artists, the arts. @JCARBONEPHOTOS/INSTAGRAM

Conditions and educational programming (or the lack thereof) in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Cvillity + random acts of kindness in C’ville. Also you should find out if the four Sudoku puzzles are a waste of space—I think they are outdated by at least a decade.

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New startup companies. @METASIM/TWITTER

The Landmark Hotel. Every week. @EMARIEG/TWITTER

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Lend a hand...

We will need 20 or more volunteers to help sort shoes on Friday, February 9th from 4-7pm. Please contact Major Shiels at 295-4058 for further information.

26TH ANNUAL

“Shoes for the Homeless” Shoe Drive

Saturday, February 10th at 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon at the Salvation Army Gymnasium at Ridge Street


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new CHARLOTTESVILLE Charlottesville area AANEW AREA day school for ages 6-12 that nurtures confident THAT NURTURES CONFIDENT self-directed learning. DAY SCHOOL FOR AGES 5-12 SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING.

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February 7: Water Works  

After recent drought conditions put some residents on high alert, the local water authority touts its plan to keep our glasses full

February 7: Water Works  

After recent drought conditions put some residents on high alert, the local water authority touts its plan to keep our glasses full

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