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THIS WEEK NEWS 9 It’s time to face the facts: We’re all going to get old. One upside, though, 10 Katie Couric premieres is that Charlottesville is a great place to do it. Our fair town has landed TV series in C’ville. on Happiest City and Best Place to Retire lists, and, at least anecdotally, 11 Crozet couple wages battle against trash. organizations such as the Senior Center are seeing that play out: 13 Tracci asks judge to reopen Kessler perjury case. Executive Director Peter Thompson says about half of the people who 13 Nelson County’s “Tuesday come through the center’s doors are retirees who are new to the area. Chainsaw Massacre.” In this week’s feature, we look at area organizations that are preparing FEATURE 17 for an uptick in our senior population (by 2030, about 22 percent of the city’s and the five surrounding counties’ populations will be age 65 and older, compared with 18 percent now). Not only are retirees moving to the area, but people are choosing to stay here to live out their golden years. In the last year, Charlottesville and Albemarle and Fluvanna counties Meeting the needs of seniors who call the all signed a charter that commits them to being age-friendly communities. Charlottesville area home. And now, a local alliance of both private and public organizations is ARTS 23 assessing what we do well and what we can improve on in terms of 25 Calendar Listings 25 Tunes: Album reviews meeting the needs of seniors (affordable housing, walkability, outdoor 27 Feedback: Wes Swing pulls spaces), which look similar to what we all want.—Jessica Luck the strings in Upswept.

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Just peachy Nobody likes snow in April, but this year’s cold weather hasn’t been all bad news for area peach growers. According to the experts at Virginia Cooperative Extension, peaches need at least 700 “chilling hours” below 45 degrees during the winter for buds to develop normally and bloom—and this year they’ve had more than 1,000. Peach trees also require a certain amount of warm weather, which means the current extended forecast is very good news: Daytime temps are predicted to be in the 60s and 70s for the foreseeable future (with lows in the 40s and 50s at night), which is a much better outlook than last year, when a late freeze killed many of 2017’s early peach blooms.

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MAILBAG YOU HAD YOUR SAY ON C-VILLE.COM Death row dog: ‘Save Niko’ plea falters in court So their argument is because it didn’t kill a human it’s not vicious and dangerous? What about the owner of the cat? What about the pit bull owner not following orders on past occasions? What about the dog showing aggression even since this? This is beyond ridiculous! The dog needs to be put down and the owner needs to be penalized as well. Stop this carnival show and put the darn dog down! Think about the money and resources wasted on a vicious dog? While barely a thought is given to the innocent cat and owner. Laura Ruelle Dogs used to be PTS after 2 bites. It was the way you knew the dog was not right. The dog is not right. Put it down before this gets worse, and it will. Lori Lynn Christiansen I love dogs, but this dog is a threat to public health and safety. Put the dog down already. KR Stone Unbelievable. These people need to get a life...all hugging and crying like they had a relationship with this particular dog and it was part of their family. What about the other animals it killed?? #priorities Tina Gulka “Niko” deserves to live!!! My prayers are with him and his owner. Hell I’ll adopt him and bring him to Ohio! My pretty girl “China“ is an only pup right now. Please everyone, pray for Niko. Jamie Lynn

County controversy: Farmers say rain tax targets rural areas Dear Ms. Baars: Thank you for your article on the proposed Rain Tax Utility. However, I would respectfully request that you do further research and interviews on this, as this article presents this somewhat unfairly. Firstly, I’d like to say for the record that this is not an issue of right or left politics as it affects everyone, especially those who are lower income, working more than one job, plus keeping up their land. It also might be worth noting that the County currently has a $17 million SURPLUS, which can be used now to solve their issues. To the issue at hand: Albemarle Co. is ALREADY in full compliance with the DEQ and the Chesapeake Bay requirements. The apparent problems are arising from the City of Cville and large urban county developments close to the city that had been apparently approved and built without planning for proper storm water run-off infrastructure.

If the County feels they need to resolve this as a new utility, it should be charged to the people and locations that are causing the problem, not passed down to the rural areas where we ALREADY comply with numerous Forestry, Land Use, Water & Agriculture regulations and costs. Unlike city houses, condos, subdivisions and shopping malls, our properties are not surrounded by pavement where water cannot run off except wherever & however they were channeled thru a pipe. Any rain that falls off the roof of my barn or house is falling directly into the soil. Our rain water falls to the ground, filtered by soil & rock and feeds our drinking wells. We spend thousands of dollars and man hours maintaining our land, keeping our streams buffered with fencing & trees to prevent polluting run-off as we are making edible agriculture for human and animal consumption. A happy by-product is that we also provide beautiful pastoral views for all citizens & visitors to enjoy as they drive by. If passed, a utility fee is then never again open to be challenged or require community input, as it is when part of the General Fund. To impose this on those who are not the cause, but already providing costly solutions on their properties that benefit their entire area is the height of unfairness. Schuyler Kay

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Mayor’s speeding ticket Nikuyah Walker was in Charlottesville Circuit Court April 9 to appeal a November 14 conviction for driving 43mph in a 25mph zone, but her attorney, Jeff Fogel, didn’t show. The case was continued to June 1.

Another cop has cast doubt on the 1990 conviction of Jens Soering for the double slaying of then-girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom’s parents. Former FBI special agent Stan Lapekas says he’s found documents proving the FBI did a profile in 1985 that said the killer was likely a female with close ties to the Haysoms. Bedford investigator Ricky Gardner has steadfastly denied such a profile existed.

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Treasured Charlottesville tradition Fridays After Five kicks off April 13, with a not-so-special nod to the realities of crowds gathering in the 21st century. After-Fivers will find enhanced security at the Sprint Pavilion with bag checks and fewer entrances to the area. “Anyone in the event industry holding mass gatherings understands the shift,” says general manager Kirby Hutto. “We want to provide a safe environment.” That means professional security will be examining bags and entrance will be limited to the Downtown Mall, Seventh Street at Market and the Belmont Bridge ramp. And for ticketed events, attendees will walk through metal detectors. The season will kick off with more rather than less security, says Hutto. “We don’t want to create long lines. We know people come from work with their laptop bags or with strollers.” Says Hutto, “It’s just a recognition of the changing world we live in.” Morgan Hopkins

Jeff Fogel filed a lawsuit against Charlottesville police for the August 12 arrest of Morgan Hopkins, who, amid the violence and mayhem of that day, took off her shirt. Fogel, who represented activist Veronica Fitzhugh when she disrobed at Occupy in 2011, says under state law, “the mere fact of nudity does not constitute indecent exposure,” and that shirtless men with Hopkins were not arrested.

The city conducted a survey March 6-28 to rename the parks formerly known as Lee and Jackson and currently dubbed Emancipation and Justice. Led by longtime resident Mary Carey’s dislike of the name Emancipation, the survey received 7,535 submissions. Lee and Jackson were disqualified, but that did not keep Lee from receiving the most write-in votes, according to “The Schilling Show.”

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Re-righting history Katie Couric documents what divides us By Lisa Provence


uring her 15-year tenure as NBC “Today Show” co-anchor, UVA alum and journalist Katie Couric was known as America’s Sweetheart. These days, she’s way past that chipper morning news persona, and having finished a six-part series delving into the most contentious issues facing the country today, she says she’s exhausted. Couric was in Charlottesville April 4 to screen at the Culbreth and Paramount theaters “Re-righting History,” the first episode of the National Geographic series she’s made called “America Inside Out.” She was already working on the legacy of Confederate monuments and names on public buildings before she came here for the August 12 weekend. A high school friend of her daughter’s was going to Yale, and Couric wondered what it was like for an African-American to live in a dorm called Calhoun College, named for a slavery-advocating U.S. vice president. And then the Lawn where Couric lived as a student was flooded with tiki torchcarrying white supremacists and neo-Nazis chanting, “Jews will not replace us.” “Little did we know what happened in Charlottesville would take a young woman’s life and change Charlottesville forever,” she said before the screening to a packed house at the Paramount.

Her documentary calls August 11 and 12 “one of the most savage displays of hate America has seen.” Locals Zyahna Bryant, the then 15-yearold Charlottesville High student who started the petition to remove the Lee statue, activist Don Gathers and Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler, who says the rally’s purpose was to prevent the ethnic “cleansing of white people,” appear in the 47-minute episode that took Couric to New Orleans and Montgomery, Alabama, to explore how the Lost Cause rewriting of history came about and still impacts us today. The August 12 clashes on the screen “look like the civil rights era all over again,” narrates Couric, and images of the July Ku Klux Klan rally here are interspersed with archival footage of the KKK in its heyday. The Paramount audience, many of whom were present at the white supremacist invasions, booed when President Donald Trump came on the screen to denounce the hatred and bigotry “on many sides.” Couric interviewed Confederate heritage defenders, descendants of slave owners now shamed by their ancestors and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who described how he came to remove the Big Easy’s monuments after his friend, Wynton Marsalis, told him what it was like to see them through his eyes. Historians described how the spike in Confederate monuments came around the beginning of the 20th century as Jim Crowe


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Highway adopters say littering worse than ever By Lisa Provence



George Michie has been picking up trash for nearly 20 years on Miller School Road, and here, on U.S. 250 west.

Miette Michie says the amount of litter on roads has worsened.

And the inmates themselves receive a credit of $7.25 an hour to go toward their court costs and fines. Some areas have to be picked up more often, and Kumer says Route 20 at Piedmont Virginia Community College is one of the worst, and the U.S. 29 Bypass and Ivy Road are also “really bad.”

Virginia’s volunteer pick-up program, Adopt-a-Highway, started in 1988, and the VDOT website boasts that it’s “one of the largest programs in the country.” However, it’s unclear how viable the program currently is. C-VILLE Weekly contacted VDOT for more than two weeks without any success in reaching anyone involved in the program. For those who attempt to adopt a highway, they’re asked to be responsible for a two-mile stretch and pick up trash at least two times a year for three years. VDOT supplies safety vests and orange trash bags. After two documented pickups, volunteers can get an Adopta-Highway sign with their names on it, according to the VDOT website. “I don’t know how effective the VDOT program is,” says Michie. “We’ve never gotten a renewal in 18 years.” Most volunteers get some satisfaction for their efforts, but picking up roadside trash isn’t necessarily one of them. “It’s the one thing that after you do it, you get more mad,” says Michie. “Other [volunteer activities] are uplifting.” She concedes Miller School Road is on the way to the dump, but says the number of beer cans and bottles belie a few items flying off a vehicle on a dump run. About the litterers, Michie is left wondering, “What is wrong with these people?”

“I don’t think there is a 10-foot section of roadway anywhere in the area that is litter-free. Disgusting.” MIETTE MICHIE

here’s a famous scene from “Mad Men” in which the Draper family goes on a picnic. Afterward, Don tosses his beer can on the ground and Betty shakes the tablecloth out and leaves the trash from their outing, a not uncommon occurrence in that era before Lady Bird Johnson joined the Keep America Beautiful campaign in 1965 and PSAs urged citizens to “please, please don’t be a litterbug.” For a Crozet couple, it might be time to launch that campaign again. Miette and George Michie estimate they’ve picked up more than a ton of trash over the past 18 years on the stretch of Miller School Road they adopted—and that’s not counting tires or large pieces of debris that don’t fit into trash bags. Yet they say more people than ever are using the road as their personal garbage can. “It’s just ridiculous,” says Miette Michie. “We cleaned up the road three weeks ago, picking up literally 12 bags, and it needs to be done again. Who are these people?” And it’s not just rural roads. She’s taken photos of litter in the city, on the U.S. 29 Bypass and pretty much everywhere she drives. “I don’t think there is a 10-foot section of roadway anywhere in the area that is litterfree,” she says. “Disgusting.” Michie has lodged complaints with Charlottesville and Albemarle officials, and she’d like to see more public awareness of just how trashy an area known for its natural beauty has become. She points to a program in Albuquerque, whose mayor started paying panhandlers to pick up trash, and she thinks it’s an idea that could work here. Charlottesville Public Works Director Paul Oberdorfer, in an email to Michie, says, “I agree there has been a notable increase in litter.” He says public works and parks & rec both work on litter control, and hire seasonal workers to help out. Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail recently implemented two inmate programs that try to stem the tide of rising refuse. Last month, the Virginia Department of Transportation started funding a program for men to go out on weekends to pick up trash. Albemarle County pays for a similar program in which female inmates go out a couple of times a week to clear county roads, says Superintendent Martin Kumer. The inmates pick up around two tons a week. “We weigh the trash,” says Kumer. He calls the program a “win-win” for everyone. The agencies pay for one jail staffer to go out with a crew of up to five inmates.


and the 16 affordable units will not help with wealth inequality, with West2nd developer Keith Woodard sitting a few feet away in the audience. Couric had the last word, and she called for continuing the oft-difficult conversations in which she admitted, “I find myself feeling uncomfortable.” But she said the more she talks to people, the more she’s convinced “people want to do the right thing.” When Sabato asked what she would change, she said, “I wish we were in a place where there would be a little less harsh judgment.” And she cited the wisdom of her mother, who said, “You get more flies with honey.” The series premieres at 10pm Wednesday, April 11, on the National Geographic channel.

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and lynchings reasserted white supremacy, and the Lost Cause narrative sanitized slavery and the Civil War. “Gone with the Wind did more to shape the history than anything I’ve taught,” said UVA Civil War expert Gary Gallagher. The landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision also led to a spike in naming schools after Confederate generals, a background of which many whites, like actress Julianne Moore, were unaware. Moore, who went to J.E.B. Stuart High School in Fairfax, led a petition to rename the school, whose moniker she now calls “shameful.” “Why do we have such a hard time coming to grips with our past?” asked Couric. After the screening, UVA’s Larry Sabato led a panel discussion with Couric, Bryant, Gathers, Gallagher, UVA historian John Mason and religious leader Seth Wispelwey. Historian Gallagher doesn’t want a rush to remove statues, instead suggesting there’s more history that can be memorialized, such as the 250 black men from Albemarle who “put on blue uniforms” of the Union. But Bryant asked why the trauma of African-Americans is often put “on the back burner,” and Gathers said, “If a monument to a slave owner is necessary to teach history, it’s time to change the curriculum.” Thomas Jefferson came up as a prime example of America’s complicated past, and Mason suggested the TJ statue in front of the Rotunda be shrouded at least one week a year in recognition of the less-laudable aspects of the Declaration of Independence’s author, whom Mason called the “godfather of scientific racism.” Mason also pointed out that many racebased issues, like stop and frisks, gentrification and education, were issues in Charlottesville before August 12. “We’re a very self-congratulatory city,” he said. Other current events were part of the discussion. Wispelwey called out Commonwealth’s Attorney Joe Platania for prosecuting the three black men charged August 12. He also mentioned City Council’s decision a few days earlier to approve West2nd and asserted that its nearly 100 luxury condos



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Tracci’s motion Asks judge to vacate Kessler dismissal but the Charlottesville prosecutor said she dismissed the complaint because video did not support Kessler’s allegation that he was assaulted. wo weeks ago a judge dismissed a Kessler was convicted of slugging Taylor, perjury charge against whites-righter a misdemeanor, on April 6, 2017, and given Jason Kessler because the prosecua 30-day suspended sentence. tion didn’t establish that the alleged crime Tracci had rested his case against Kessler took place in Albemarle. Legal pundits deMarch 20 when defense attorney Mike Halcried the misstep as a rookie move. lahan moved to strike the charge because Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci Tracci did not establish that the alleged crime filed a motion to vacate that decision April 3, took place in Albemarle County, where the claiming that Judge Cheryl Higgins erred magistrate’s office is located. twice in her decision to dismiss, and now Higgins took the motion local legal pundits are again abuzz under advisement and the deabout whether the unusual move fense continued with its case. has a chance to bring Kessler back Before it could go to the jury, to trial, despite the specter of Higgins dismissed the charge. double jeopardy. “Venue is not an element of The perjury charge stems from the offense,” says legal expert Kessler swearing to a magistrate Dave Heilberg. It’s a procethat Jay Taylor assaulted him on dural determination and the the Downtown Mall in January judge could have taken judicial 2017 as Kessler collected signanotice that it’s common knowltures for a petition to remove edge the magistrate’s office is then vice-mayor Wes Bellamy Jason Kessler in the county at the Albemarlefrom office. Taylor was charged, EZE AMOS


appeal may be made. “Is it still Charlottesville Regional Jail on pre-trial if you didn’t take it to Avon Street. the jury?” he asks. “It was a dismissal on other A judge dismissing a case bethan the merits,” says Heilberg. cause of venue is rare, and in his “If the decision had been 39 years of practicing law, Heilmade on the merits, the comberg can count easily the number monwealth can’t appeal.” of times he’s seen it: “never.” He “This case is atypical because says it must happen because it involves an erroneous ruling otherwise, “there wouldn’t be on venue, a matter unrelated to these appellate cases in Virginia Kessler’s guilt or innocence, if it hadn’t.” that the commonwealth must Robert Tracci As for the odds Higgins will address as its prosecution provacate her own ruling and concede she made gresses,” says the motion. a mistake, says Heilberg, “She’s very careful.” Tracci argues in the motion that venue was He says, “Like lawyers, judges are not perestablished by the defense, and the court must fect. Venue is tricky and doesn’t come up consider the entire proceedings, not just the that often.” prosecution’s case. Neither Kessler nor his attorney, Hallahan, He points to a Supreme Court of Virginia returned phone calls seeking their response ruling that dismissal on venue does not conto the latest turn of events. stitute double jeopardy and the commonTracci asked Higgins to make a decision wealth can prosecute Kessler on a substitute by April 10. indictment. And in other Kessler litigation news, Taylor According to Heilberg, it will all come filed a civil complaint against him April 3, down to the definition of “pre-trial.” According according to court records. to state statute, in a felony case a pre-trial JEN FARIELLO

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“Dominion will be coming back to continue the rape of Piney Mountain.” DAVID SCHWIESOW

Locals call the swath of clear-cutting near Wintergreen the “Tuesday Chainsaw Massacre.”

nents are reporting a couple more from the alleged damage done in their neck of the woods. They’ve measured trees cut within 50 feet of a stream across the entrance to the resort, and also within 50 feet of the south fork of the Rockfish River on the other side of Route 664, aka Beech Grove Road. “Dominion is arrogant and seems to believe that they’re above the law,” says Schwiesow. Dominion spokesperson Aaron Ruby says his company wasn’t able to clear all the trees they’d hoped to this year, so that work will be pushed into the fall and the beginning of next year. In the meantime, contractors are clearing and grading at ACP compressor station sites, and after they get a few remaining approvals this spring, they’ll start constructing the pipeline along the 200 miles of the route that have already been cleared from West Virginia, through Virginia and into North Carolina. They’re still on track to wrap up construction by the end of next year, he says. That doesn’t bode well for the heavy opposition that has amassed since the project was proposed in September 2014. On St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Schwiesow attended a protest at the resort’s entrance with about 100 other pipeline opponents, including his wife, Nancy, who gave a short speech. “To some, it feels like the end of the fight,” she said to the crowd. “Dominion has won. But that is wrong. I am more angry, upset and determined to fight Dominion and its despicable pipeline than I ever have been.”­— Samantha Baars



“Wintergreen residents are horrified by the destruction, including many who hadn’t really paid attention to the issue,” he continues. “One neighbor of ours on Fortune’s Ridge told us that she pulled off [Route] 664, got out of her car, looked at the destruction and just started to cry.” The Department of Environmental Equality has cited Dominion for at least 15 clear-cutting violations, and the Wintergreen resident says he and other pipeline oppo-

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A “jumbled mess” of hundreds of clear-cut trees still lie at the entrance to Wintergreen, across Route 664 and up the side of Piney Mountain. Dominion Energy started knocking them down to make way for its Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Nelson County on March 6, a day the locals now refer to as the “Tuesday Chainsaw Massacre.” Because the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered the company to quell its tree felling until the fall to respect the flight patterns of migratory birds and the state’s population of endangered Indiana bats, it’s been awful quiet in Nelson County—but probably not for long. Wintergreen resident David Schwiesow estimates that the company building the pipeline has only completed 10 percent of its total destruction in his area. “Dominion will be coming back to continue the rape of Piney Mountain,” he says, estimating that 7,000 trees, plus rhododendrons, mountain laurel and other ground cover will be cut before it’s all said and done. “So the worst is yet to come at Wintergreen.” When FERC approved construction of the ACP in October and prohibited Dominion from clearing trees from mid-March to September in Virginia, Dominion agreed. But as the time to stop cutting came closer, the company asked for permission to extend its clearing period by two months—a request that FERC denied on March 28. “We are cautiously optimistic that FERC will stick to this decision,” says Schwiesow. “In the past, FERC has rubber stamped everything Dominion has requested.” The clear-cutting has devastated those living near it, he says.


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Housing must-haves: near a great coffee shop, walkable to amenities like the library, grocery store and a park. The home can be on the smaller side—since it’s just you—and you don’t need a huge yard, but something that allows you to enjoy the neighbor-hood would be ideal. The main concern, of course, is affordability. ■ In terms of a housing checklist, some may be surprised to find that millennials and seniors are remarkably similar, yet the 65 and up crowd is often seen as a separate audience. But the needs and wants of people who seek to age in the place they call home apply to everyone. And that’s the key idea behind the Charlottesville Area Alliance, made up of more than 25 organizations in the region that are ensuring that seniors are not left out of the larger planning conversations for our community. Because what’s often good for the podcast-obsessed college student is great for the retiree who wants to take classes to continue learning. They say age is just a number, and our area’s percentage of 65 and older residents is growing quickly—22 percent of our population by 2030. April 11 – 17, 2018

By Jessica Luck


ot only are seniors making up more of our demographic distribution, but they are living longer. That’s good news, right? Although the national life expectancy is increasing—it’s now at 78—the average health span is about a decade lower, meaning the last 10 years of one’s life isn’t necessarily a time of wellness. “Aging is identified as the biggest demographic issue our community faces,” says Peter Thompson, executive director of Charlottesville’s Senior Center, which serves 8,000 people a year. “The key that research consistently shows is how we can help seniors stay as active and engaged as long as possible so they can be assets for their family and community instead of becoming a burden—I hate to use that word, but that’s what people think of.” American society is purpose-driven—we’re often defined by what we do—and once someone loses that familiar identifier, he can become lost if he doesn’t replace it with a new passion, Thompson says. For instance, Senior Center members volunteer 50,000 hours annually at other nonprofits in the community, whether that means taking tickets at the Paramount Theater or participating in equine therapy. But even though more seniors reside in Charlottesville and the five surrounding counties (a combination of people living longer and people choosing to retire here), older people can be an invisible population, Thompson says. Oftentimes, seniors are seen as an “other,” not as an inevitable future group of which we’ll all be a member. Even among retirees, he says, people in their mid-70s often don’t use the term “senior” to describe themselves. In their minds, a senior citizen is a frail, almost-bedridden individual, which is a stark contrast to the active members at the center who line dance, do tai chi, hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains, play in bands, teach children to fish, go on day trips throughout the state and even take African safaris together. That’s one of the reasons why the Senior Center, which has resided at its Pepsi Place location since 1991 and plans to break ground later this year on a new building in Belvedere, will be called, simply, The Center at Belvedere. The existing Senior Center hosts 100 recurring programs a year, and rents out space to community groups hosting forums and programs or even weddings and quinceañeras, and Thompson says they realized about 10 years ago that they were going to outgrow the 20,000-square-foot space. The main meeting room downstairs doubles as a dance space, and its linoleumtiled floor isn’t ideal for people with back problems. In addition, the room was not wired for acoustics, and hearing can be a barrier for many seniors who attend programs there. The new 60,000-square-foot center will have a performing arts space, which community groups can rent, a Greenberry’s café/library with access to an outdoor space, several classrooms and meeting rooms, and a Martha Jefferson Hospital clinic that will be open to anyone in the community. Thompson says his goal is for the center to foster intergenerational relationships between people of all ages The $24 million project will be funded partly by a $1.2 million and $2 million one-time capital investment from the city and county, respectively. Since its founding in 1960, the Senior

The new Senior Center, called The Center at Belvedere, will triple in size to 60,000 square feet, with the goal of being a community space that is open to all ages.

Center has never sought public funding as a 501c3, but Thompson says its community felt private philanthropists would see the project as more viable if the local government supported it. “You look at city and county budgets and even if you look at federal dialogue, typically they say ‘we can’t afford entitlements.’ There’s never talk of how can we celebrate the success of people living longer now, how can we help people stay healthy,” Thompson says. “At the federal level, there’s a policy that says building and rebuilding senior centers should be a priority. There’s a theoretical understanding that that’s a key to dealing with an aging population. But there’s no money allocated to it—hasn’t been for 10 years.” He points to city and county research in which they benchmarked other college towns and counties in Virginia, all of which funded a senior center—some as much as 100 percent. He credits former City Councilor Kristen Szakos with being an early supporter of the plan. “She understood it here,” Thompson says as he points to his head. “But she got it here,” he says, tapping his chest.


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Line dancing is a popular weekly activity for members at the Senior Center.

Thompson is also quick to point out that seniors are not just using societal resources but are working and oftentimes serving as caregivers to each other or grandchildren. He mentions a woman in her 70s who hikes with a Senior Center group and is also running the Boston Marathon this Saturday. She fell ill with the flu recently and was housebound for three weeks. Never married and with no children, it was her hiking group that brought her food and took her to the doctor. “Aging is a fundamental issue that is a community-wide issue, and we’re all playing a part in it, for better or for worse,” Thompson says.

Common bond The idea for the Charlottesville Area Alliance was born in 2014 when leaders of several organizations saw that our area’s senior population was projected to increase from 24,375 in 2000 to 63,821 by 2030—a 162 percent jump, while the county’s senior population is growing at an even quicker rate. For instance, in Albemarle County, 22 percent of the population by 2030 is expected to be seniors, a jump of almost 185 percent compared with the demographic distribution in 2000. In Charlottesville, the percentage from 2000 to 2030 is predicted to increase from 10 percent to 12 percent (a 50 percent increase in terms of total population, from 4,490 to 6,720). In the last year, the City of Charlottesville and both Albemarle and Fluvanna counties signed a charter committing to being age-friendly communities. But helping to break down the needs of this population and shape what an age-friendly community looks like is where the alliance comes in. Now at 25 members, including public and private entities such as Hospice of the Piedmont, Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia, JAUNT, Legal Aid Justice Center, Jefferson Area Board for Aging, Region 10 and both hospital systems, the alliance has broken into five work groups that examine the World Health Organization’s national metrics of what an age-friendly community looks like in the arenas of outdoor spaces, housing, health care, transportation, social opportunities, learning, civic engagement and employment. It asses where our region is as a whole—celebrating successes and identifying areas of need. Another goal of the group is to serve as an advocacy arm for this part of the community to make sure that the senior voice is being heard regarding funding for and development


of our area’s amenities, and to ensure the Charlottesville area remains a viable location to age in place. According to Marta Keane, JABA’s executive director who was a core member alongside Thompson in forming the alliance, issues such as securing affordable housing (a senior might have bought a house in Belmont in the 1950s but be unable to afford the taxes now) are driving some older members to the counties. The conversation of affordable housing in Charlottesville often focuses on workforce housing, Keane says, and she wants developers and tax-relief programs to take seniors into account too. Eleven percent of seniors in our region are at the poverty level making, $11,000 a year. Keane points to a city affordable housing tax relief for people who make 30 or 40 percent of the city’s average median income, but says some seniors can’t even afford that. “That’s the thing I think with aging, it’s not a little box,” Keane says. “Everything that affects others affects aging, maybe in a different way, but it’s everything in our life. That’s part of the misperception, when you say, ‘Okay here are seniors.’” She waves her arms in a big circular motion: “No, heeerrreee are seniors.” Living in the county can prove difficult for seniors who are unable to drive themselves to doctor appointments, the grocery and social activities. And Keane says that loss of mobility is often a key factor in social isolation that can lead to mental and physical health problems: 26 percent of seniors in our region live alone. In the city, residents have access to both the CAT bus system and JAUNT, but residents in the area’s surrounding counties rely solely on JAUNT, which contracts with each county municipality to establish routes, services and funding, based on need. JAUNT makes 300,000 trips a year, with about 50 percent of its them in Charlottesville and the remaining 50 percent split between the surrounding six counties. Brad Sheffield, executive director of JAUNT, says seniors make up about 40 percent of the public transit’s overall ridership, although capturing exact population demographics is difficult because some seniors (often targeted as victims of scams) are leery about sharing personal information. JAUNT offers curb-to-curb service and employs drivers who are

The hiking group at the Senior Center often goes on five- to eight-mile hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

trained in paratransit services, such as knowing how to properly secure people in wheelchairs on the bus. The system runs fixed routes, but has an intricate system of scheduling based on who has requested services in a particular area. Sheffield says as more seniors move into an area and request services, other subsets of the population needing transit (those needing a ride to work or school) often emerge.






JAUNT offers transit service to residents in and outside of the urban ring, with about 50 percent of its 300,000 annual rides taking place in Charlottesville. The other 50 percent are split among the surrounding counties, and each municipality funds JAUNT’s services to its area.






“I think that’s why the alliance talks about an age-friendly community because it’s not age-limited,” he says. “Without a doubt, if you get decision-makers to better understand a resource or service that’s put in place for one part of our population, it can actually serve way more if it’s taken into account when it’s implemented.” Chip Boyles, vice chair of the alliance and executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District, says his connection to city and county officials offers the alliance a direct pipeline to organizations and discussions its members should be a part of. When Boyles was with the Redevelopment Authority in Baton Rouge, it brought in a consultant on a 200-acre development mixed-use, mixed-income project. And the consultant said that in 30 years of doing business, it was the first time she was able to determine that people who were aging and people in their 20s were looking for exactly the same things: smaller houses in good neighborhoods and close to amenities. “That has carried on and we’re finding the same thing here,” Boyles says. “That’s where the planning comes in because it’s so non-traditional. The thing that we have to watch out for in a college town is the student housing is so lucrative for developers, and making sure they’re aware of the demand from older couples or individuals who are changing housing.” In addition, “we hear a lot of times, ‘Let’s do this because the millennials like these,” Boyles says. “But someone needs to be there to say the 50-, 60-, 70-something would also like this. And so the voice of being at the table is so crucial—that’s where we’ve been trying to provide help with the alliance.” Another key point when talking about seniors, JABA’s Marta Keane says, is that people ages 60 to 90 are all grouped together, but no one would ever group 20- to 50-year-olds together when talking about needs of the “middle-aged” population. “The idea of age-friendly is that what’s important for seniors is important for everybody,” she says. “It’s not exclusive.”

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“That’s the thing I think with aging, it’s not a little box. Everything that affects others affects aging, maybe in a different way, but it’s everything in our life.” MARTA KEANE

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Whether you’re a metal devotee or your knowledge of the current scene is rusty, Champion Brewing Company’s third annual Metal Showcase (part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival) is the place to exercise your nod and crush cans of brewery favorites as mutanthardcore and grind noise meet nuts-core metal and power violence in a show that features Suppression, Sete Star Sept, God’s America, Salvaticus and Disintegration. No cover, 7pm. Champion Brewing Company, 324 S. Sixth St. 295-2739.




Over the past 10 years, Brent Cobb toured with some of country music’s biggest names, was personally invited to the Nashville scene by Luke Bryan, wrote hits for Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney and others and discovered that a distant cousin is an L.A. producer for outlaw musicians like Shooter Jennings. But with the release of his debut album, Shine on a Rainy Day, Cobb credits his success to a small town upbringing. “It just is Georgia,” he says. “It’s just that rural, easygoing way it feels down there on a nice spring evening when the wind’s blowing warm and you smell wisteria, you know?” $12-15, 8pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.


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John D’earth directs the UVA Jazz Ensemble in a three-way benefit for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, the Legal Aid Justice Center and the UVA jazz program. Jazz4Justice is a statewide, college-based series that raises funds and awareness about social justice issues through community partnerships. The Charlottesville performance features vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the Virginia Women’s Chorus. $9-10, 3:30pm. Old Cabell Hall Auditorium, UVA. 924-3052.

Do you love stories? And not only the provocative ones, but the tales of the everyday and the mundane? Then Gorilla Theatre Productions has a seat for you at …Huh? A group of tale-swappers present tropes that they aren’t sure what to make of, and invites the audience to ponder with them. How these stories unfold will depend on listening ears and open minds to make sense of the ambiguous accounts. $5, 8pm. Gorilla Theater, 171 Allied Ln., Suite B. 304-6723.





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music Double Time Steak. Jazz-rock out of Harrisonburg. No cover, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. Jr. Moments Last Stand. An evening of rockin’ tunes. No cover, 7pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. Matty Metcalfe. Local jazz pianist tickles the ivories for an evening of relaxation. No cover, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Open Mic Night. Josh Mayo plays and hosts a welcoming night of music and performing arts. No cover, 8pm. 1221 Market St., 1221 E. Market St. 282-2713. The Get Right Band. Funky rock-reggae group with infectious songs to get you on your feet. 21-plus. No cover, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. The Working Effective. Memorable melodies and jangling rhythms from an Americana quintet. No cover, 6pm. The Shebeen Pub & Braai, 247 Ridge McIntire Rd. 296-3185.

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The Art of Partner Dance. Edwin Roa leads an exploration on what makes social, ballroom and theater partner dance so distinct and beautiful. Free, 6pm. Old Metropolitan Hall, 101 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 260-7144.

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stage An Evening with John Cleese. The legendary comedian and “minister of the silly walk” gives a performance to benefit UVA’s Division of Perceptual Studies. Part of the 2018 Tom Tom Founders Festival. $100-250, 8pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333. L.Y.A.O. Comedy Open Mic Night. Chris Alan hosts this show-up-and-go-up open mic for aspiring comics, jokesters and those who enjoy a good chuckle every now and then. No cover, 8pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.


They Shall Not Perish. This documentary film details the humanitarian efforts of Americans who helped save a generation of orphans and refugees. Followed by a panel discussion. Part of the Sanctuary and Belonging series. Free, 6pm. Nau Hall Room 101, UVA, 1540 Jefferson Park Ave. 924-7147. Tom Tom Founders Festival. A weeklong festival celebrating music, art, food, innovation and community. Free-$1,000. Various dates and times.


Nick and Steve Pollock. Father-son duo with an affinity for classic rock. No cover, 7pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. Nick and Steve Pollock. See listing above. No cover, 10pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. The Michael Elswick Gathering. Epic jazz ensemble with influences ranging from hard bop to New Orleans-style jazz. No cover, 7pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. The Weedeaters. Local string band plays blues, bluegrass, old-time and swing music. No cover, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.

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Drinks Hippo Lite (Drag City) A couple years ago, Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley released Hermits on Holiday, their first album as Drinks. It hurt my ears, and I wished these two effortlessly fine purveyors of quirk would ease up on the flat, sullen bashiness and get out the crayons. Which, amazingly, is exactly what Hippo Lite sounds like—mostly acoustic, handmade, actually invoking hermits on holiday making up songs while staying in their cabin (and evidently, the album was indeed recorded during a month spent in a WiFi-free mill in southern France). There are sweetly strange instrumentals like “IF IT” and gently punky numbers like the lead single “Real Outside.” Every once in a while there’s a horn, a fiddle or a piano, all sounding like they just happened to be around. And, almost as afterthoughts, there’s Presley’s silly-smug voice and Le Bon’s candidly weird voice (on “Leave the Lights On,” they form a two-headed Syd Barrett). Hippo Lite will not headline anyone’s party playlist (if it does, do not attend that party), but for inspired, constructive puttering around the house, you can’t do much better.—Nick Rubin



Dance for Equality. The Charlottesville Salsa Club hosts an open salsa party/flash mob by the fountain, with an introductory salsa lesson and great music. Free, 5pm. Downtown Mall.

Dan Rather: What Unites Us. Revered news anchor discusses patriotism and what it means to be American in a contentious era. Part of the 2018 Tom Tom Founders Festival. $15, The Paramount Theater. 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall.

stage MFA Reading. UVA creative writing students Emily Nason and Sara Brickman read from their work. Free, 8pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-2552.

Tom Tom Founders Festival. See listing for Wednesday, April 11. Free-$1,000. Various dates and times.

One Mic Stand. A chance to stand up and be heard while enjoying the work of others with a mix of various spoken-word styles. Free, 7pm. V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC, 501 College Dr. 961-5376.

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words Chloe Honum Poetry Reading. Award-winning author of The Tulip-Flame and Then Winter reads from her work. Free, 5pm. UVA Bookstore, 400 Emmet St S. 924-6074.

music Back That Thing Up! The Nasty. Dance Party crew is back, so get down to your favorite funky jams from the 1970s to the 2000s and everywhere in-between. 18-plus. $7-10, 10pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4948. CONTINUED ON PAGE 27

Brent Cobb & Them. Singer-songwriter shares the grooves and vibes of south central Georgia. With Savannah Conley. $12-15, 6pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

It seemed the Strokes had already endured the breathless-hype-into-vicious-backlash cycle even before its debut full-length, Is This It, dropped in 2001. The band’s momentum, attitude and simply perfectly simple songwriting blew through that milestone with authority. But since then, the band’s output has been overshadowed by whatever context was afoot: the challenge of making a second album; the challenge of bouncing back from its disappointment; the challenges of shifting gears, managing substance abuse, enduring Ryan Adams’ noxious presence, resolving internecine struggles, and living up to that debut, which looked even more epochal in retrospect. On the new albums, The Voidz (featuring vocalist Julian Casablancas) and guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. try two divergent approaches. After a Strokes-y lead-off track, The Voidz take the exploding-album route, brewing up such a god-awful mess it almost sounds like a cry for help. “QYURRYUS” becomes a grating carnival twirling with Auto-Tuned, faux-Euro vocals; “Pyramid of Bones” is nervous, druggy, paranoid garbage; the acoustic “Think Before You Drink” is an erstwhile tender ballad nullified by JC’s piss-take crooning; “All Wordz Are Made Up” sounds like The Knife reincarnated as obnoxious Americans. Virtue works best in the rare quiet moments – such as the first half of the closing “Pointlessness,” a Wendy Carlos-ish synth pastorale—and worst pretty much everywhere else. Francis Trouble is ostensibly a concept album about Hammond’s stillborn twin, but this is underplayed, which is fine. If Casablancas blows up the machine and dares you to watch, Hammond goes back to


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Francis Trouble (Red Bull)

April 11 – 17, 2018

David Adjaye: Collaborations. In this documentary, David Adjaye’s collaborators—artists, curators and writers, most of them interviewed on site—give creative insights into the architect’s buildings. Free, 5:15pm. Campbell Hall 153, UVA.

Albert Hammond Jr.

the classic Strokes playbook—which seems cheap, but then the Strokes playbook always seemed cheap, albeit imbued. It actually seems bravely futile, trying to recreate something great you did so long ago, conscious that everyone’s watching you try. But there goes Hoffman, profitably attacking eighth notes on his guitar over a taut rhythm section, and riding into the sunset. In particular, “Far Away Truths” would have been great for kids to jam on their way to the mall, back when they went to malls. (It’s on the wrong side of the three-minute mark, but oh well.) The Strokes made one great garage revival record and spent the rest of its career trying to make a decent modern rock album. This is it.



Homegoing: A benefit send-off party for the May 2018 Charlottesville community delegation going to Ghana


Event is free and open to the public. Features Ghanian finger foods, cash bar and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event benefit the Travel Scholarship Fund of the Charlottesville-Winneba Foundation.

When & Where

5:30-7:30pm Tuesday, April 24 Random Row Brewery, 608 Preston Ave.

How to Donate:

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April 11 – 17, 2018


Unity C’ville, WorldStrides, Random Row Brewery, UVA Office of Diversity & Equity, Charlottesville Parking Center and many generous individuals

ARTS FEEDBACK Friday 4/13 Baroque Orchestra. Dynamic and professional performances of 17th and 18th century masterpieces. Free-$10, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA. 924-3376. Bob Bennetta. Local pianist plays a dinnertime set. No cover, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Ezra Miller. Heartfelt acoustic rock blended with smooth bluesy grooves. With Andrew Neil. $5 suggested donation, 7pm. The Space Lab, 705 W. Main St. 228-1120. George Taylor. An Americana storyteller with Southern roots inspirations. No cover, 6pm. Blue Mountain Barrel House, 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington. 263-4002. Gladstones. Straight-up, old-school rock ‘n’ roll of every variety. No cover, 8pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. Hard Swimmin’ Fish. Twisted vintage roots music. No cover, 10pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. John Howard. Singer-songwriter plays an original brand of mountain folk. No cover, 6pm. Blue Mountain Brewery, 9519 Critzer Shop Rd., Afton. (540) 456-8020. Matthew Willner and Enemies. Local guitarist plays with a rotating lineup of musicians. 21-plus. No cover, 10:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. Pickin’ and Grinnin’. Instrumental and vocal jam open to the public. No cover, 7pm. James River Brewery, 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837. The Adrian Duke Project with Theresa Richmond. Playing New Orleans blues and soul to kick off the 2018 Fridays After Five series. With Hard Swimmin’ Fish. Free, 5:30pm. Sprint Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4910. The Alt. Three masters of Irish music come together to celebrate the songs and spirit of this old-timey tradition. No cover, 7pm. C’ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St. 817-2633.



n his first day of college, Wes Swing rented a cello. There was something about the instrument that called to him. Perhaps it was the vocal quality, its aural proximity to the human voice; perhaps it was the instrument’s ability to express a particularly full range of emotion, with its deep, full lows and intense, airy highs. Perhaps it was the way the cello is played, the embrace of the instrument in order to draw sound from its curved shoulders and round belly, from the strings on its slender neck. That rented cello wasn’t Swing’s first goround with a stringed instrument, but it was one he longed for. Growing up in Clifton, Virginia, Swing started playing classical violin, and by age 6, he was performing concerts for his entire school. When he was 12, he picked up a guitar and got into grunge and punk rock. All that time Swing wanted to be playing cello, but his parents told him that the violin was enough. Swing wonders if his parents’ refusal was some kind of reverse psychology. “They refused me, which I think is the best motivation for kids...” he says, laughing. Intentional or not, it worked, because once Swing picked up the cello, he couldn’t put it down. Swing currently has an eponymous cello and electro-folk project, Wes Swing, with guitarist and electronic musician Jeff Gregerson; he recently composed music for writer and Invisibilia podcaster Lulu Miller’s reading from her book, “Why Fish Don’t Exist,” and with funding from a New City Arts Charlottesville SOUP grant, Swing and local visual artist Bolanle Adeboye are working on an interactive project where they produce music and visuals of people’s emotional states. Next month, he’ll do a Townes Van Zandt cover show and this summer he’ll compose music as part of Experimental Film Virginia’s summer residency on the Eastern Shore. This week, at the University of Virginia drama department’s spring dance concert, Swing will perform a cello-and-loop piece that he composed for choreographer Katharine Birdsall’s dance piece, Upswept. Swing says that the 14-minute composition is unlike anything he’s written before. Upswept began with Birdsall’s desire to work with pattern in movement, her curiosity about how and why movements make the shapes they do. She says that she makes movements first, then discovers the meaning within them over time, preferring to have live music composed for her original pieces, because “with music, you’re given that fresh,

Wes Swing accompanies Katharine Birdsall’s choreography with an original composition for Upswept at UVA’s spring dance concert, April 12-14.

Wes Swing knew that a literal interpretation of the dancers’ movements wouldn’t be interesting to him, so he took copious notes and “subconsciously, a musical representation came to match it.” in-the-moment relationship. It’s so much more exciting, and the music is subject to all the same things that the dance is when it’s played live.” A friend suggested she collaborate with Swing, who is also a fan of the live performance. In fact, Swing long shied away from compositional projects because he always wants to perform what he’s written; he has no interest in writing it down then giving it away for another musician to perform. For Upswept, Swing paid attention to what Birdsall told her dancers—her descriptions of “luffing sails” and “wind blowing on water,” her requests for a certain quality of movement, or interpretive embodiments. Swing knew that a literal interpretation of the dancers’ movements wouldn’t be interesting to him, so he took copious notes and “subconsciously, a musical representation came to match it,” he says.

During rehearsals, the dance adjusted to the music, the music to the dance, eventually coaxing a full merge. “It’s almost like you have to look at it out of your peripheral vision, and feel that energy of the whole, and that’s where the music comes from,” Swing says. “I’ve never written music that way before.” For all the music Swing makes, it’s hard to believe he nearly quit. “I had this wrist injury, and I realized I only knew myself as a musician and not anything else,” says Swing. He learned to dance ballet, he started writing short stories and studied French. But once he let go of music, songs started coming in at a rate and intensity that couldn’t be ignored. Realizing he still had something to say, he returned to playing, and when he did, his wrist suddenly got better. Those songs make up the 2017 Wes Swing record And the Heart. Swing is quick to say that his music—all of his music—comes from his subconscious, from the act of asking himself questions, sitting with his own honest answers and being open to how they manifest in the music. “It goes all places, and I’m glad that I can feel, and so that’s what I want to express” in music, says Swing. “What I really care about is trying to make something beautiful,” Swing says. “... That tickle up the spine…that feeling is so wonderful. Being alive, that’s the real reason [I make music]. It makes me feel alive.”

The Paramount Theater, April 11

By Erin O’Hare



John Cleese

Wes Swing leaves it all to interpretation for Upswept

April 11 – 17, 2018

The Full Moon Saloon Band. Covering classic Parrot Head tunes, as well as reggae, classic rock and blues. No cover, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. 975-0094.

Launching a movement






Irish divergence The Alt unearths old songs and switches its lineup By Anita Overcash

O @artscville April 11 – 17, 2018


f the many roads that could be taken, The Alt—an Irish folk band comprised of John Doyle (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Eamon O’Leary (guitar, bouzouki, vocals) and Nuala Kennedy (flutes, whistles, vocals)—chooses the beaten path on its music journey. The band’s self-titled debut is not, however, a collection of Irish tunes that are beloved by the masses, but a collection of overlooked gems from Irish, Scottish, English and Kentucky (yes, we said Kentucky) tradition. Of the latter, O’Leary explains how one track, “The Letter Song,” is influenced by the Bluegrass State. “There’s a kinship between songs from Appalachia and songs brought over from Ireland and Scotland,” says O’Leary, who hails from Ireland and resides in New York. Similarly, Doyle splits his time between Ireland and Asheville, North Carolina, where the band chose to record the album, hunkered down in a mountain cabin. Kennedy, who is in the band but not currently touring due to pregnancy, resides in Ireland, but has spent time in Scotland. In the Appalachian setting, the trio’s members tapped into their heritage and reflected on its lineage and influence in North America, specifically in Appalachia’s country and bluegrass music.

“I think John’s idea with this band...was more about harmony singing and song tradition rather than the instrumental dance music tradition,” says O’Leary. Though the group pulls lyrics from old songs and manuscripts, they create the instrumentation and harmonies to go with those findings from scratch. Take, for instance, the first track on the album, “Lovely Nancy.” That song comes from author Sam Henry’s book, Songs of the People. “It’s a massive collection of songs, some are well-known and some lesser-known,” says O’Leary. “I would come across some text that looked interesting to me and come up with an arrangement, and then the band fleshes it out.” O’Leary explains that he’d never even heard many of the songs featured on the album played before. “With a project like this there’s definitely an attempt to unearth things that are less commonly heard,” says O’Leary. “That’s not to be deliberately obscure, but because there’s a lot of beautiful songs that don’t get heard.” There’s a kind of show-and-tell process related to the tunes that members of the group each bring to the table. “We teach each other songs and we learn songs from each other from the tradition,” says O’Leary who notes how Kennedy taught him and Doyle the song “Cha Tig Mor Mo Bhean Dhachaigh.” The song, written in Scottish Gaelic, required a quick language lesson from Kennedy.

The Alt’s Eamon O’Leary injects the sound of Appalachia into the group’s traditional Irish music on Friday at C’ville Coffee.

“In Ireland, everybody learns Irish Gaelic in school growing up but some of us neglect it in later life,” says O’Leary. Scots Gaelic is closely related but different, so it was new for me, but we’d always be familiar with the translation of the song because you have to know what you are singing about.” O’Leary notes that Kennedy discovered the song from a friend living in Nova Scotia, Canada, where Scottish Gaelic is still wide-

ly spoken. “A lot of songs go on those kind of journeys,” he says. Like the evolving songs, The Alt will perform on Friday sans Kennedy. Joining the group in her absence will be Cathy Jordan, frontwoman of traditional Irish folk act Dervish. She will bring her bodhran, accordion and vocal talents to the band. “Working in a new group is exciting,” says O’Leary. “New people bring a different perspective and energy to the music.”

Wednesday Music Club keeps it classical for 95 years Wednesdays usually mean two things—you’re one day closer to the weekend and, at the end of the day, you realize how much work stands between you and that weekend. In 1923, the founding members of the Wednesday Music Club deemed the midweek mark a cause for celebration. “They met Wednesday mornings because they had a maid in to look after their children,” says Barbara Moore, who has been a member of the Wednesday Music Club since the mid-1970s. “They wanted to meet and make music together. They weren’t teachers or professionals—no one worked outside of the home. So they met in one another’s homes for years.” In the 1950s, the club helped build what is now the Charlottesville High School Orchestra and establish music programs throughout the city’s public schools. Its membership included more than 100 professional and amateur musicians, music appreciators, teachers and students, growing primarily through word-of-mouth or music teachers offering to sponsor their students to join what was then an exclusive club, Moore recalls.

They began meeting, practicing and hosting performances at Kappa Sigma’s national headquarters on Ivy Road, where frat members would often linger. “There would be people sleeping on the piano and putting drinks on it, and using the cover as a blanket. We’d find them wrapped up in it in a closet,” Moore says. Decades later, there are writers, photographers, professors and accomplished musicians in what club president Joyce Seibert calls a diverse group. Vice President Donna Authers refers to herself as a newer member. She joined seven years ago, and found camaraderie and friendship in the club. “These are my dear friends. We’ve been through deaths, children and people coming and going,” Moore says, telling a story of a member in her piano interest group who has Alzheimer’s but still remembers how to play the piano. “Music has deep roots in your soul,” says Moore. Seibert has been a member for the past 15 years, and her mother was a member until she passed away at 95 years old. When Seibert discusses the future of the club, she thinks about her mother. “At 95, she wasn’t really starting a lot of new things,” Seibert says. “We could be resting on our laurels, but we COURTESY OF SUBJECT

decided we’re not going to do that. We’re going to see what the community needs are, and to look for partners where that might work.” In addition to hosting monthly music programs, student recitals and competitions with cash prizes, the club offers need-based music lesson tuition scholarships. Moore serves on the tuition committee, and says with the help of donations, the club can fund up to 54 percent of students’ music lessons. “It’s amazing to me what families are doing here to keep their kids in the arts,” says Moore. “There are families of three or four or five who have a net income of $30,000, and they’re still trying to get their kids into lessons.” Thanks to a bequest from Robert Smith, another longtime member who died in 2014 and an early advocate for equal access to the arts, WMC is growing its outreach programs. The additional funding helps with scholarships for UVA, JMU and VCU students, and for students in counties adjacent to the city and Albemarle. In 2017, WMC began a pilot program in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia on Cherry Avenue. Together with volunteer teachers, fifth-graders get an hour of private coaching on instruments, complete their school credit and assignments and can access a computer-learning music program rented by the WMC. “The pilot started September 15, so when August 12 happened, we looked at each other and said that music transcends all barriers,” says Seibert. “Every kid has a song in their heart. We’re doing something to communicate hope for the future.”—Mary Shea Valliant


Friday 4/13 dance English Country Dance. Learn and practice dances from 1650 to the modern era, with introductory lessons and live music. Free-$8, 8pm. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 851 Owensville Rd. 589-6264.

stage Hand to God. Jason, a painfully shy, mildmannered kid, joins his mother Margery’s Christian Puppet Ministry and creates an alter ego in the form of a diabolically funny puppet named Tyrone. This show contains explicit, sexual and sacrilegious content by both humans and puppets. $20-25, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177. ...Huh?. A night of stories from people that don’t know what to think of the situation at hand. $5, 8pm. Gorilla Theater, 1717 Allied Ln., Ste. 2B. 547-7986.

etc. Founding Stories. Hear from entrepreneurs and leaders who have harnessed grit, creativity, vision and purpose to build and revolutionize their industries. Part of the 2018 Tom Tom Founders Festival. $50, 9am. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. Tom Tom Founders Festival. See listing for Wednesday, April 11. Free-$1,000. Various dates and times.

playing the latest hits (from the ‘80s). Featuring Film On Girls and DJ Jazzy Boy Jerm. $10, 9pm. The Southern Café and Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

under the direction of Joel Rubin

An Lar. Fine Irish music from a group of fine Irish musicians. No cover, 5pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387. A Sound Celebration. Indie rock acts inning and Naomi Alligator, acoustic-folk artist Molly Murphy and DJ Lindsey Shavers play in this Music Matters Series/Telemetry merger. Free, 8pm. The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, 209 Monticello Rd. 984-5669. Eric Franzen. Pianist and composer hits the keys for your listening pleasure. No cover, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Juke Jackson and Kiz Carter. Bluesy tunes from a local duo. No cover, 8pm. Durty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. Metal Showcase. Suppression, Sete Star Sept, God’s America, Salvaticus and Disintegration play the Tom Tom Festival’s annual headbanger. Free, 5pm. Champion Brewing Company, 324 Sixth St. SE. tomtomfest. com. Mitchell Ferguson. Rock, folk, blues and soul music about pain, pleasure, love, sadness and life in general. 21-plus. No cover, 10:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. Ragged Mountain String Band. Local band plays old-time Appalachian tunes and songs with modern-day appeal and sensibility for the cidery’s Apple Blossom Festival. No cover, 2pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. 297-2326.

Saturday 4/14

The Pollocks. Psychedelic Southern rock from local music heroes. No cover, 6:30pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. 823-2001.

‘80s Prom Dance Party. A, like, totally awesome dance party, with a radical cover band

UVA Klezmer Ensemble

Adam Hurt. Respected performer and clawhammer banjo virtuoso brings together a host of old-time musicians for a show. $1820, 7:30pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. 242-7012.

Tom Tom Founders Festival Block Party. Music and bands with an open-air market and food truck rally, alongside craft breweries and vineyards. Free, 5-11pm. Emancipation Park, Market St.






April 16-19 featuring trumpeter-compser


April 19

Paul Brody (Berlin)

8:00 pm

Old Cabell Hall | 434.924.3376 |


April 11 – 17, 2018 @artscville




Melissa Cooke Benson depicts the realities of motherhood using graphite on paper. “TBONE (Bingo Babies Only)” (above) and “The Fringe” (below) are part of her exhibition “Mom Brain” at Second Street Gallery.

Fitting in

April 11 – 17, 2018


Melissa Cooke Benson explores life and body changes By Raennah Lorne


rtist Melissa Cooke Benson’s explorations in portraiture, long inspired by her daily life, have aligned with geographical moves, new and different cityscapes and cultures and alterations in her interior life, too. “With each life transition,” she says, “I’ve had to digest what’s going on around me and think of a way of incorporating what I do into those new surroundings.” Her latest work comes after moving from New York to Minnesota and birthing her daughter, now 2 years old. While Benson has gone through phases of withdrawing as the subject of her artwork, when she became a mom, she says, “The body became very relevant again because everything I was dealing with was very corporeal. I began exploring what it means to be a mom and caregiver and have the entire self taken over by a small human for a while.” In the title piece, “Mom Brain, 2018” Benson plays with the motif of a beautiful French braid, one of many, she says, that

realists gravitate toward. “I like taking those tropes and putting them on their head. This is my French braid. My hair covered in stickers, Cheerios, crumbs, with lots of flyaways, standing in our bathroom that I tiled at 32 weeks pregnant,” she says.

The image was partially inspired when she and her husband, artist Erik Benson (whose exhibition “Monument” also appears at Second Street Gallery through May 11), invited a group of collectors to their respective home studios. While speaking with the collectors about her work, Benson, tending to her ill child who was 18 months old and teething, says she thought she was multitasking rather well until her friend pointed out after the fact that her daughter had been wiping snot in her hair the entire time. “‘Mom Brain’,” Benson says, is about “the moment when you feel like you’re totally on point as a mom and then you leave the house and realize you have stickers on your butt or snot in your hair.” In “Fringe,” a detailed rendering of one quarter of her head, Benson looks closely at the physical effects of childbirth, in this case, hair loss and regrowth. Six months postpartum, Benson started losing a lot of hair. One day she lifted her bangs to see a “fringe fresh halo of hair” growing underneath. The portrait, she says, is “based on a photo I took on my iPhone when I was using my phone as a mirror. It’s a quiet, reflective moment that’s kind of vulnerable and has a certain moodiness to it with the laundry and baby crib behind me.” One motivation for this series of portraits, she explains, “is making artwork that’s not that ideal image of parenthood but those realistic things that only your girlfriends tell you about being a mom.” While Benson’s portraits may look like pencil drawings, she actually creates them with graphite and a dry brush—a technique, she says, that was “born essentially out of frustration and experimentation.” When she was in graduate school, several professors insisted she took too long to complete drawings. Three people over the course of two months asked her if she’d tried using graphite. She happened to have a can of it sitting in her studio and “it felt essentially like fate,” says Benson. She took a watercolor brush and began dusting the graphite onto paper. “Four hours later, I left the studio looking like PigPen, totally covered in graphite and totally excited, like I’d found my passion.”

“‘Mom Brain’ [is about] the moment when you feel like you’re totally on point as a mom and then you leave the house and realize you have stickers on your butt or snot in your hair.” MELISSA COOKE BENSON


Saturday 4/14 The University Singers. The University of Virginia’s flagship choral ensemble celebrates 60 years of singing with an anniversary concert. Free-$15, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA. 924-3376. Turtle Zwadlo. A musical storyteller reflects on issues of the modern world and the adventure that is life. With James Downing. $5 suggested donation, 7pm. The Space Lab, 705 W. Main St. 228-1120.

dance Boogie Boys. Boys ages 5 to 7 will develop a sense for rhythm and movement as they learn fun dance moves from leading pros. Part of the Young Mavericks Project. $15, 2pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. 242-7012.

stage Hand to God. See listing for Friday, April 13. $20-25, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. 977-4177. LingXi Chinese Theatre: Me^2 vs. He^2. Written by Taiwanese playwright Lai Shengchuan, this play presents the tragic love story of two young couples who meet and fall in love during a turbulent time in Hong Kong. $5-15, 7:30pm. V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC, 501 College Dr. 961-5376.

words Storytime. Recent stories and classics kids know and love. Free, 11am and 1pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-2552. The War Bride’s Scrapbook. Novelist Caroline Preston reads from her latest, a World War II love story narrated through a bride’s dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs and more. Free, 4pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-2552. Writing Your Family Story. Through writing exercises and group discussions, approach what can be one of the trickiest things in a writer’s life: putting your family on the page. $65, 1pm. WriterHouse, 508 Dale Ave. 296-1922.

etc. Tom Tom Founders Festival. See listing for Wednesday, April 11. Free-$1,000. Various dates and times. We Are Here Diversity Festival. Contribute to a community mural, dance Zumba with the Latino Health Initiative, hear live music and multilingual poetry and listen to speakers Khizr Khan and Susan Bro talk about diversity and activism in Charlottesville. Free, 10am. IX Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. 207-2355.

Sunday 4/15 music Bob Williamson. Relaxing dinner music from a piano virtuoso. No cover, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Jazz4Justice. The UVA Jazz Ensemble performs a dynamic and diverse mix of arrangements in support of the Legal Aid Justice Center and scholarships for music students. Free-$10, 3:30pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA. 924-3376. Jon Spear and Dara James. An acoustic mix of blues, rock and a few unique original tunes. No cover, 3pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. 975-0094. Paulo Franco. Richmond-based singer-songwriter performs original music ranging from country folk to rock and even Spanish troubadour. No cover, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. 823-2001.



Travis Elliott. Singer and guitarist takes on subjects from love to spaceships, all in desperate need of repair. 21-plus. No cover, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. Westminster Organ Concert Series: Peter Sykes. Organist will play a recital of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Free, 4pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Rd. 963-4690.

stage LingXi Chinese Theatre: Me^2 vs. He^2. See listing for Saturday, April 14. $5-15, 2:30pm. V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC, 501 College Dr. 961-5376.

An Afternoon of Poetry. Poets Caroline Brae and Patsy Asuncion read from their work. Free, 2pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-2552.

etc. Tom Tom Founders Festival. See listing for Wednesday, April 11. Free-$1,000. Various dates and times.

Monday 4/16 music Red & The Romantics. Blending vintage folk and Americana music. 21-plus. No cover, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.

words Wanderings in a German-Jewish Landscape: Living in the Between. Composer and artist Paul Brody presents examples of his compositions and sound installations to explore how he understands the intersections of Jewish, German and North American cultures. Free, noon. 236 New Cabell Hall, UVA. 924-3052.

Tuesday 4/17 music

Bob Huntington. Hear everything from Gordon Lightfoot to The Beatles. No cover, 6pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Karaoke Night. Jen Dville hosts this event where future pop stars are encouraged to show off their chops. 21-plus. No cover, 8pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. Ragged Mountain String Band. See listing for Saturday, April 14. No cover, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549.

Travis Elliott. See listing for Sunday, April 15. No cover, 10:30pm. Fellini’s, 200 Market St. 979-4279. Geek Girls. The first feature-length documentary exploring the hidden half of fan culture: nerdy women. $9, 7:30pm. Violet Crown Charlottesville, 200 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 529-3000. Network. Peter Finch stars in this classic satire about television and the quest for ratings. A discussion with media studies professor Siva Vaidhyanathan follows the film. $10, 7pm. Light House Studio: Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 W. Market St. 293-6992.

The Insult imparts the complexities of conflict By Kristofer Jenson


dialogue of national reconciliation takes the form of a courtroom drama in Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult, one of this year’s nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. It all begins as a minor conflict between a Lebanese Christian mechanic, Tony (Adel Karam), and a Palestinian engineer living in Beirut, Yasser (Kamel El Basha). Yasser is working on the apartment complex in which Tony lives when he notices that the drain on Tony’s deck is leaking onto the street. When asked for permission to enter the apartment, Tony angrily refuses. Yasser repairs the drain anyway, which Tony destroys and demands an apology. Yasser’s refusal leads to a slur of racial insults, culminating in “I wish Ariel Sharon had wiped you all out.” Yasser punches Tony in the gut, breaking two ribs, over which Tony presses charges. Press coverage of the case boils over into a nationwide dispute, reopening wounds from the Lebanese Civil War that were never fully healed. “This is how wars are started,” the president tells the two in a attempt to settle the dispute that threatens the country’s stability. Lebanon knows this better than most, having endured a multi-front civil war that raged for 15 years, from 1975 to 1990. Though there has been nominal peace, po-

larization and resentment still simmer. Tony is a member of what is referred to as the Christian Party, and frequently listens to speeches by wartime Phalangist (another word for fascist) leader Bachir Gemayel, and dodges questions about why he refuses to return to Damour, where he grew up. The attorney he hires, Wajid Wehbe (Camille Salameh) shares the same resentment over the perception that the Palestinian cause gets more attention than that of the Lebanese citizens. Though the film focuses on the Lebanese context, it is not a leap to connect this feeling to the white working class that supposedly helped Trump win the election through a mix of economic uncertainty and racial animosity, scapegoating immigrants and nonwhite residents for their troubles. Many of the coded words and dog whistles that Tony and Wajid use are similar to those we hear in the United States, and though Tony is clearly acting out of prejudice and revenge rather than principle, there is a much straighter line between his lived experience and his xenophobia than that of the alt-right’s. Perhaps the bravest decision by Doueiri is making The Insult more than a simple “plague on both your houses” parable, as there is no cheaper move than to poke and prod at a hot button issue and remain noncommittal. Tony’s hatred did not appear out of thin air, but it does not apply to Yasser.

Yasser, meanwhile, has lived a complicated life, wanting to defend his dignity while accepting that Palestinians will never be welcome no matter which country hosts them. Tony’s trauma is real, but his imagined persecution is not; Yasser is restricted in his rights, where he can live and pray, and what jobs he can perform, and the way he has

The Insult R, 114 minutes; Violet Crown Cinema

learned to live with this reality is complex. He stands up for his personal dignity, but he would rather plead guilty in the first hearing than drag things out, and refuses to say what it was that drove him to hit Tony. There are pacing issues and a few contrivances that would be dealbreakers in most other films, such as the fact that Wajid’s daughter defends Yasser, a fact which is revealed in court much to everyone’s surprise. It’s a solid metaphor concerning how the generation who lived through the war and those born after it differ in their priorities, but the execution is clunky. However, the honesty of The Insult’s emotional core is engaging and daring, and the performances so phenomenal, that it is well worth your time no matter your level of familiarity with the history behind it.

Perhaps the bravest decision by Ziad Doueiri is making The Insult more than a simple “plague on both your houses” parable, as there is no cheaper move than to poke and prod at a hot button issue and remain noncommittal. PLAYING THIS WEEK z Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 377 Merchant Walk Sq., 326-5056 z A Quiet Place, Basket Case, Black Panther, Blockers, The Death of Stalin, Isle of Dogs, Ready Player One, The Sandlot z Regal Stonefield 14 and IMAX The Shops at Stonefield, 244-3213 z A Quiet Place, A Wrinkle in Time, Black Panther, Blockers, Chappaquiddick, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, I Can Only Imagine, Isle of Dogs, Love, Simon, The Miracle Season, Paul, Apostle of Christ, Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony z Violet Crown Cinema 200 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 529-3000 z Black Panther, Blockers, Chappaquiddick, Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen, The Death of Stalin, Isle of Dogs


Striving for dignity


Traditional Irish Session. Traditional Irish music from talented local musicians. No cover, 7:30pm. Tin Whistle Irish Pub, 609 E. Market St. 202-8387.

Set in Beirut, The Insult details a minor dispute between a Lebanese Christian mechanic (Adel Karam) and a Palestinian engineer (Kamel El Basha) that lands in court and balloons into a national incident.

April 11 – 17, 2018

A Night of Percussion. The UVA Percussion Ensemble performs a set featuring music from both modern and traditional compositions. Free-$10, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA. 924-3052.




Transform your living space into

Upholstery Sale


the room

Additional 10% to 25% off in stock and special orders

you’ve always

Choose your perfect sofa, sectional, loveseat, and chairs from LEE, Vanguard, Precedent, Younger, IMG, Gorini and American Leather.


Sale runs April 1st-April 30th Certain exclusions apply

218 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902|434-970-1900 / Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm 407D Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 |434-234-3738 / Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 6 pm

LGBTQ+ Youth ages 14-20 Mondays 6:30-8:30pm at the UVA Teen & Young Adult Health Center (1204 W Main Street.) LGBTQ+ Youth Middle School Program Sundays 3:30pm at the UVA Teen & Young Adult Health Center (1204 W Main Street). charlottesville-weeklysupport-group/


Thursday May 10, 2018

@artscville April 11 – 17, 2018

Dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.

amf Kegler’s Lanes to participate contact TO BENEFIT:


lisa: 434-244-0882 x106 lclaytor@ BLUERIDGEBIGS.ORG



UVA Jazz Ensemble directed by

John D’earth


A Vocal Extravaganza


Stephanie Nakasian

and the

Virginia Women’s Chorus

J AZZ 4 J USTICE with a POST CONCERT JAM SESSION Bring your own instrument!




Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:30pm Old Cabell Hall



One unique bluebird to represent each foster child in our community. Approximately 250 boys and girls.


For National Foster Care Awareness Month in May, there will be a bluebird artwork parade, exhibition, and auction.

FOSTER CARE ADOPTION AWARENESS COALITION The Bluebird Project is a creation of the Foster Care Adoption Awareness Coalition, which consists of these local agencies: Community Attention Foster Families (CAFF), the Departments of Social Services in Albemarle and Charlottesville, DePaul Community Resources, Foster Care Alumni of America, Great Expectations Program, PeoplePlaces, Piedmont CASA, and UMFS.

Go to and click on the “Bluebird Project” button or email



April 11 – 17, 2018

ARTISTS: Top: Cynthia Burke. Above, clockwise from left: Susan Stover, Stephen Keach, Taylor Randolph, Sarah Buell Dowling, Martha Thurneck. Center: Lewis & Clark Exploratory School.


Afton Mountain Vineyards

First Colony Winery

234 Vineyard Lane Afton, VA 22920 (540) 456-8667

1650 Harris Creek Road Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 979-7105

It’s time to celebrate Spring with the release of the Albariño! Available for tasting on Sunday April 15th and for purchase only afterwards.

April 22nd | Barks & Barrels We are excited to partner with the Fluvanna SPCA for a special day for you and your furry friends! FSPCA will have dogs and puppies available for adoption, and you are invited to bring your friendly dog out for a day of fun with other dogs. Food from Good Waffles & Co. will be available for purchase from 12:00-4:00 pm. Admission is free.

Open Every Day from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Barboursville Vineyards


17655 Winery Road Barboursville, VA 22923 (540) 832-3824 Palladio Restaurant has just published our new Spring Menu at and is accepting reservations for Lunch, Wednesday through Sunday, and Dinner, Friday and Saturday. (540) 832-7848

Cardinal Point Winery 9423 Batesville Road Afton, VA 22920 540.456.8400 Saturday, April 14 | 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. Caromont Farm comes to Cardinal Point! Gail Hobbs Page, cheesemaker and goat herder extraordinaire, will be bringing some of some of her delicious Caromont cheeses to sample and sell, as well as a few baby goats for winery guests to pet! Cardinal Point staff will be on hand to talk to you about the perks of being a member of our wine club, the Cardinal Point Co-op. Folks who sign up that day save 20% on all purchases and get a gift of Caromont cheese!

Chisholm Vineyards at Adventure Farm 1135 Clan Chisholm Lane Earlysville, VA 22936 434-971-8796

April 11 – 17, 2018


Hours Thursdays 12-8pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays & Sundays 12-6pm (unless noted) Family owned and operated farm, vineyard and tasting room with 100% estate award-winning wine and Blue Ridge Mountain sunset view. April 12, 19 | Happy Hour Team Thursdays with Blue Ridge Pizza Co. (5-8pm). Bring your colleague, friends or family. No Happy Hour April 26. Closing at 5pm for a private event. April 13 | Travis Elliot & Tucker Rogers with Good Waffles & Co. (6-9pm), $5 per car April 20 | Chickenhead Blues Band with Ignatio and Maria’s Tacos (6-9pm), $5 per car April 27 | Michael Clem Trio of Five with 106 Street Food (6-9pm), $5 per car

Early Mountain Vineyards 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road Madison, VA 22727 (540) 948-9005 April 15 | 1-3 pm Paint at Early Mountain Visit EventBrite to secure tickets. $35/person, includes all materials April 20 | 6:30-8:30 pm Fromage & Cépage Wine & Cheese pairing evening with Culpeper Cheese Company. $20 per person May 13 | Mother’s Day Treat your mom with a special brunch menu. Visit OpenTable to secure your reservation now! New Hours Begin April 2nd Tasting Room is Open 11-6 (closed Tuesday). Visit for a full overview of live music and events.

April 26th Trivia Night cohosted by Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary Grab your friends and come out for a fun night of trivia in support of the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary from 6:30 – 9:30pm. We will have bonus wine trivia rounds, as well as blind tastings! Admission is $5 per person. April 28th | An Evening with the Winemaker Join us for an intimate and delicious five-course meal with Winemaker Gavin Baum. The Local of Charlottesville will provide a culinary journey crafted specifically to pair with First Colony wine. Space is limited for this intimate event, so call 434.979.7105 to reserve your seat today! ($125/person)

Keswick Vineyards 1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, VA 22947 (434) 244-3341 Vineyard Tours | April 14th and 21st Join Winemaker, Stephen Barnard for a wine tasting while walking through the vines. Learn the trials and tribulations of grape growing in Virginia and how the “Soil and Soul” of Keswick Vineyards affects the wine you taste! Reservations are required. Please call us at 434.244.3341 x 105 to make yours! Tour begins at 10:30am at the Keswick Vineyards Tasting Room Saturday, April 21st | 12 to 3pm Music by Matt Johnson will be playing in the courtyard, and Bo Hatchet Food Truck serving up delicious fun food for lunch.

Knights Gambit Vineyard 2218 Lake Albemarle Road Charlottesville, VA 22901 (434) 566-1168 Join us for Sunset Saturdays on our mountain view deck with live local music from 5-8pm every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month! April 21st | The Pollocks April 22nd | 2-5pm Celebrate Earth day with wine, ponies and vineyard tours.

Lovingston Winery 885 Freshwater Cove Lane Lovingston, VA 22949 (434) 263-8467 Now open for regular hours in the tasting room! Join us Wed-Fri 10am-4pm and Sat-Sun 11am-5pm for tastings in our newly renovated space! Much more seating both indoors and out and a fresh tasting lineup including our new Seyval Blanc, Pinotage and Rotunda Red.

Stone Mountain Vineyard 1376 Wyatt Mountain Road Dyke VA 22935 434.990.WINE (9463) April 14th | Live music with South Canal Street April hours: Thursday 11-5, Friday 11-6, Saturday, Sunday 11-6, & Monday 11-5.



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Leave some room Mudhouse to open third stand-alone location


Smokehouse closed

community organization. The Virginia Institute of Autism is the beneficiary of the first brunch’s proceeds.

Winning whiskies Virginia Distillery Co.’s whiskies continue to rack up the accolades. Its Cider Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky was named best of class in the certified blended spirits category at this year’s American Distilling Institute Judging of Craft Spirits, where craft spirits from small, independently owned distillers are tasted blind and evaluated by a panel of dozens of spirits experts. Additionally, the Lovingston-based distillery’s Port Cask Finished VirginiaHighland Whisky was named America’s Best Blended Malt at Whisky Magazine’s 2018 World Whiskies Awards.

Dining royalty The Castle, UVA’s former late-night snack bar nestled deep within the old dorms, is making a comeback (and getting a facelift in preparation) as part of the Bonnycastle dormitory remodeling project. Since the spot is primarily frequented by students (it’s literally attached to a dorm), student input directed the remodel. The most significant change to The Castle is that it will no longer serve any meat, pushing UVA’s food provider Aramark to figure out a customizable series of bowls, salads and sandwiches. Additionally, The Castle’s new seating arrangement is described as “mindful,” focusing on soft chairs and open spaces, surely a welcome upgrade from cafeteria tables and bean bags. The Castle is expected to open in time for classes in the fall.





Block party

Run for Autism 5K

Apple Blossom Festival

Ivy Creek Farm Day

Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15

Saturday, April 14

Saturday, April 14

Saturday, April 14

The Virginia Institute of Autism hosts this run/walk for families and children, including people with disabilities. Proceeds benefit VIA. $25-45, 7:30am kids race; 8am 5K. Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Rd. 923-8252.

This family-friendly event features live music from the Ragged Mountain String Band, cider tastings, games and crafts. Free entry, 25pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. 297-2326.

Children and adults can meet Tillie the cow, make a treat for wild birds, learn how to use binoculars, receive tips on starting a wildflower garden, make old-fashioned ice cream and more. Free entry, 10am- 4pm. Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd. 973-7772.

The Tom Tom Founders Festival hosts a three-day block party featuring several bands, technology and art showcases, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. Free entry, 5-11pm Friday; noon-11pm Saturday; and 2-8pm Sunday. Emancipation Park, 101 E. Market St. tom




According to a message posted to the restaurant’s website, The Local Smokehouse closed its doors at 816 Hinton Ave. in Belmont on March 30. Fans of Matthew Hart’s barbecue can still get it via The Local Catering.

Mudhouse will open its third standalone location in the former Cville Classic cars space on 10th Street.

April 11 – 17, 2018

third full-size Mudhouse will soon open on 10th Street NW, in the former Cville Classic Cars space. The local roastery and coffee shop’s new location will offer the usual Mudhouse coffee and atmosphere, plus an extended array of bakery items. Mudhouse co-owner Lynelle Lawrence is excited to add yet another java option to the already robust caffeine community in Charlottesville. For Lawrence, community is most important to the archetypal coffee shop environment where people can bring their laptops and business partners to a welcoming (and fragrant) place. Lawrence plans to extend the community aspect of the new Mudhouse by making the brewing and roasting process more transparent. “The thing about coffee is, we can’t grow it in our backyard,” says Lawrence. “This means we have to connect to other communities in Central America and Africa.” There are plenty of quality coffee joints all over town, and Mudhouse’s new building of brew is intended to be accessible to a new group of people. “We want to serve that part of the community who knows about us, but can’t get to us as easily,” says Lawrence.

Matt Greene, the chef who consulted on Common House’s food and beverage program before the membership-driven social club at 206 W. Market St. opened last May, is back in the club’s kitchen as executive chef and culinary director. Greene, who worked at Marlow & Sons in New York, takes over for executive chef Antwon Brinson, who left to work with the City of Charlottesville to start a program teaching life skills through what can be learned in the kitchen (see our most recent issue of Knife & Fork magazine for more on that). In advance of its first birthday, Common House has launched two new food initiatives that open the club’s ground floor to the public. One of those is Street Food Sundays, where local chefs cook street food-inspired menus served out of the social club’s chef ’s counter on the ground floor Vinegar Hall room. Frank Paris of Heirloom at the Graduate Charlottesville hotel (and formerly of Miso Sweet) cooked ramen for the first Street Food Sunday last month. Ryan Collins is up next, on Sunday, April 15. Collins, who previously cooked at Early Mountain Vineyards and some of José Andrés’ Washington, D.C., establishments, will offer a menu of Mexican-inspired cuisine similar to the food that will be served at Little Star, his forthcoming restaurant that will open sometime this year in the former Threepenny Café space at 420 W. Main St. Proceeds from this week’s Street Food Sundays will benefit Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, which aims to create solutions for ending hunger and poverty around the world. Service starts at 4pm, and will go until they run out. Also on April 15, Common House begins a community brunch series open to the public, each meal benefiting a different local


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Asian Express Cheap and cheerful Chinese, Japanese and sushi. Delivery, too. 909 W. Main St. 9791888. $. Bamboo House Korean and Chinese entrées served with an aesthetic flair. 4831 Seminole Trail. 973-9211. $$. Bang! Asian fusion tapas, martinis to die for. 213 Second St. 984-BANG. $. Bangkok ’99 Traditional Thai. 540 Radford Ln. #700, Crozet, 823-5881; 2005 Commonwealth Dr., 974-1326. $$. Beijing Station Chinese favorites on the Corner. 104 14th St. NW. 234-3877. $. Café 88 Cheap dim sum, bento boxes and soups. Lots of veggie offerings. Preston Plaza. 293-9888. $. Chen’s Chinese Take-out or eat-in. Inside Annie Land Plaza. 73 Callohill Dr., Lovingston. 263-8865. $. Chopsticks Express Straight-up no-nonsense Chinese place. Chopsticks optional. 1841 Seminole Trail. 975-4380. $. Doma Korean Kitchen Korean-style barbecue, kimchi and more. 701 W. Main St. 202-1956. $. Druknya House Authentic Tibetan cuisine down JPA way. 2208 Fontaine Ave. 995-5539. $$. East Garden From chow mein to General Tso’s, cuisine for every palate. Pantops Shopping Center. 295-2888. $. Giddy’s Good Fortune Take Away Counter-service spot with Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai. 4916 Plank Rd., North Garden. 245-0332. $. Ginkgo Chinese Restaurant Sichuan classics from a Peter Chang-trained chef. 104 14th St. NW #8. 872-9386. $/$$. Got Dumplings Pork, chicken, shrimp and chive, tofu—fast and hot. 1395 W. Main St. 244-3040. $. Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet Watch chefs prepare food hibachi-style. 1185 Seminole Trail. 973-8889. $$. Himalayan Fusion Curries, tandoori and other faves, plus a lunch buffet. 520 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-3120. $$. Hong Kong Restaurant & Take-out Favorite Chinese entrées down Avon way. Southside Shopping Center, off Avon Street. 245-8818. $. J-Petal Japanese crêpes and Thai ice cream. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 234-3332. $. Jade Garden Chinese essentials, plus twists like Hawaiian-style Triple Delight. 1139 Fifth St. SW. 979-3512. $. Kabuto Sushi and Teppanyaki Beautifully presented fresh sushi and teppanyaki, plus soups and desserts. 1836 Abbey Rd. 973-1585. $. Korean House Traditional Korean specials for modest prices. Cheap lunch specials, too. 221 Carlton Rd. 244-0736. $$. Kuma Sushi Noodle & Bar Pan-Asian restaurant and karaoke bar. 12 Elliewood Ave. 328-2741. $. Kung Fu Tea Authentic bubble teas, plus dumplings, buns and tarts. 1001 W. Main St. 202-8844. $. Kyoto A mix of Japanese and Chinese meals— teppanyaki to bento boxes. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 923-8889. $. Lemongrass Vietnam meets Thailand. Veggie options and delivery, too. 104 14th St. NW. 244THAI. $$. Lime Leaf Thai The serene dining room is a tad more upscale than the average Thai place. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 245-8884. $/$$.

Marco & Luca’s Noodle Shop Quality meets quantity for under $5. York Place, Downtown Mall, 295-3855; 107 Elliewood Ave., 244-0016; 176 Zan Rd., no phone. $.

Albemarle Baking Company Get your ABCs of baked goods here—fantastic breads to divine desserts. 418 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 293-6456. $.

Maru Korean BBQ & Grill Traditional Korean food with modern additions. 412 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 956-4110. $. Mi Canton Chinese and Latin cuisine. Think pupusas with a side of beef lo mein. McIntire Plaza. 296-8661. $.

BreadWorks Breads, desserts and a full deli with sandwiches, soups, etc. Preston Plaza, 296-4663; 2955 Ivy Rd., 220-4575. $. Carpe Donut Well-loved donuts, hot beverages and locally brewed kombucha. McIntire Plaza. 202-2918. $.

Cocoa & Spice Handcrafted chocolates and confections. 506 Stewart St. (973) 489-7789. $.

Mountain Grill Farm to table at Carter Mountain Orchard. 1435 Carters Mountain Trail. 977-1833. $$.

Crust & Crumb Bakery Fresh-baked bread and pastry specials, plus a light menu. 1671 W. River Rd., Scottsville. 960-4444. $. Duck Donuts Outer Banks donut spot with madeto-order treats. Stonefield Shopping Center, 8231960. $. Found. Market Co. Bakehouse and mercantile specializing in cookies—eat them there or take dough home. 221 Carlton Rd., Suite 2. $$. Great Harvest Bread Company Sandwiches, sweets and bread baked from scratch every day. McIntire Plaza. 202-7813. $. MarieBette French pastries for breakfast, more pastries (and a dine-in menu) for lunch. 700 Rose Hill Dr. 529-6118. $. Moon Maiden’s Delights From-scratch vegan and gluten-free pastries. York Place, Downtown Mall. 995-9233. $. Nestlé Toll House Café Coffee, ice cream, cookie cakes and other sweet treats from the chocolatey chain. 5th Street Station. 328-8393. $. SweetHaus Homemade cupcakes and specialty candy at this sweet shop. Candy catering available. 2248 Ivy Rd., 270-2944; 929 Second St. SE, 422-2677. $. The Pie Chest Homemade breakfast and hand pies, plus by-the-slice options (for those who can’t decide). 119 Fourth St. NE. 977-0443. $.

Bars, Breweries and Grills Beer Run Rotating beers on tap, six-packs and wine to take away and three meals daily. 156 Carlton Rd., Suite 203. 984-2337. $$. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse American fare—plus pizza and award-winning, handcrafted beer. 3924 Lenox Ave. 422-5170. $$. Blue Mountain Brewery Well-liked brewery serves up its local drafts, plus light fare for lunch and dinner. 9519 Critzers Shop Rd., Afton. (540) 456-8020. $$. Blue Tavern & Sports Bar Food offerings include 55 flavors of chicken wings. 8315 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 985-3633. $$. Blue Toad Hard Cider Large outdoor space, classic pub food and, of course, hard cider. 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Afton. 996-6992. $$. Bold Rock Hard Cider Excellent hard cider and scenic views. Lunch fare and apps available, too. 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1030. $. Champion Brewing Company Beer-focused kitchen offerings, plus five ales on tap. 324 Sixth St. SE. 295-2739. $. Coupe’s Pub food with a popular late-night scene. 9 Elliewood Ave. 282-2141. $. Devils Backbone Brewing Company Nelson’s hip brewpub—award-winning craft beers, lunch and dinner. 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland. 3611001. $$.

Mountainside Grille Everything from Cobb salad to peanut butter and chocolate chip pie. 375 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-7080. $$. Potter’s Craft Cider Handcrafted cider out of Free Union, with with a city tasting room. 209 Monticello Rd. 964-0271. $. Pro Re Nata Brewery A farm brewery and food truck offering up to 12 craft beers and live music. 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. 823-4878. $. Ragged Branch Distillery Virginia straight bourbon whiskey with a view of Ragged Mountain. 1075 Taylors Gap Rd. 244-2600. $. Random Row Brewing Co. No food (but there are food trucks!), but nearly 12 beers on tap. 608 Preston Ave. 284-8466. $. Rapture Contemporary American with soulful accents, weekend brunch, purple pool tables and a hoppin’ dance club. 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. $$. Reason Beer A 30-barrel production facility, plus a tasting room with rotating craft brew on tap. 1180 Seminole Trail, Suite 290. 260-0145. $. Rockfish 151 Pub Irish-American grub, with daily specials. 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 966-6992. $. Sedona Taphouse Five hundred craft beers and an all-American menu. 1035 Millmont St. 2962337. $$. South Street Brewery Brews and food from the folks at Blue Mountain. 106 W. South St. 293-6550. $$. Starr Hill Brewery Largest independent craft brewer in Virginia with 16 rotating beers on tap. 5391 Three Notched Rd., Crozet. 823-5671. $. Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Distinctive dining at Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek Golf Course. Wintergreen Resort, Rte. 664, Nellysford. 325-8110. $-$$. Texas Roadhouse Steaks, ribs and from-scratch sides. Albemarle Square. 973-4700. $$. The Biltmore Large portions and a popular drinking scene. 16 Elliewood Ave. 202-1498. $. The Livery Stable Hole-in-the-wall (er, basement) spot Downtown. 120 Old Preston Ave. 202-2088. $/$$. The Pub by Wegmans Pub fare for lunch and dinner, plus beer, wine and signature drinks. 100 Wegmans Way. 529-3265. $$. The Smokehouse Grille Locally sourced barbecue, plus a seasonal farm-to-table menu. 515 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-4745. $$. The Southern Café & Music Hall Downtown music venue opens its café before shows. 103 S. First St. 977-5590. $. The Villa Sports Bar & Ultra Lounge Live music, private parties, Mexican food and dancing. 917 Preston Ave. 962-6575. $. The Virginian Cozy Corner mainstay with an 80plus-year history. 1521 University Ave. 984-4667. $$. The Whiskey Jar Saloon-style Southern spot with, naturally, more than 90 varieties of whiskey. 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. $$.

Double Horseshoe Saloon American food, plus billiards and occasional live music. 1522 E. High St. 202-8714. $.

Three Notch’d Brewing Company Popular brewery’s sour house outpost. 946 Grady Ave. 2930610. $.

Draft Taproom Sixty self-serve taps with a large, diverse selection of craft beer styles. 425 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 422-5901. $.

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery Craft beer and upscale bar fare. 520 Second St SE. 956-3141. $.

Fardowners Restaurant Local ingredients liven up pub fare like sliders and sandwiches. 5773 The Square, Crozet. 823-1300. $/$$.

Timberwood Grill All-American eatery and afterwork watering hole. 3311 Worth Crossing, 9753311; Fifth Street Station (Timberwood Tap House), 234-3563. $$.

Firefly Craft beer, tasty eats and arcade games. 1304 E. Market St. 202-1050. $. Hardywood Pilot Brewery & Taproom Charlottesville’s version of the beloved Richmond brewhouse. 1000 W. Main St. 234-3386. $. Hurley’s Tavern Twenty taps and 20 TVs. Rivanna Plaza. 964-2742. $. James River Brewing Co. There’s only beer here. 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837. $. Joe’s Pool Hall & Sports Bar Pool, darts, poker and ’cue. Scottsville Shopping Center, Scottsville. 286-7665. $. Kardinal Hall Bocce and beer garden. 722 Preston Ave. 295-4255. $. Lost Saint Diminutive cocktail bar below Tavern & Grocery. 333 W. Main St. 293-7403. $.

Tin Whistle Irish Pub Traditional Irish pub Downtown. 609 E. Market St. 979-4279. $$. Trinity Irish Pub Hand-carved wooden bars, exposed brick and an upstairs balcony directly across from Grounds. 1505 University Ave. 2957100. $. West Main Pub Residence Inn’s bar and appetizer spot. 315 W. Main St. 220-0075. $. Wild Wolf Brewing Company An outdoor “biergarten,” robust menu and up to 12 brews on tap at this Nelson brewery. 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-0088. $$. Wood Ridge Farm Brewery “From the dirt to the glass” brewery 165 Old Ridge Rd., Lovingston. 422-6225. $. CONTINUED ON PAGE 39


Asian Cuisine

Miller’s A classic Downtown bar, with pub grub and live music every night. 109 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 971-8511. $$.


Maharaja Spicy Indian specialties. The lunch buffet’s a deal. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-1110. $$.

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Chandler’s Bakery Cakes for any occasion, plus cookies and brownies for your sugar fix. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 975-2253. $.

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Love Sushi King All-you-can-eat sushi for $11.98 (lunch) or $17.99 (dinner). Seminole Square Shopping Center. 978-1199. $.

Milan Indian Cuisine Authentic Indian cuisine with all the standards; daily lunch buffet. 1817 Emmet St. 984-2828. $$. Ming Dynasty Chinese food with many vegetarian options. Low-fat menu available. 1417 Emmet St. N. 979-0909. $. Monsoon Siam Curries, pad Thai and other entrées, plus an outdoor patio. 113 W. Market St. 971-1515. $$. Noodles & Company This fast casual chain specializes in noodles, soups and sandwiches. The Shops at Stonefield. 984-9621. $.
 Now & Zen Bite-sized gourmet Japanese and sushi spot. 202 Second St. NW. 971-1177. $$. Oriental Express Chinese standards plus sushi, with a large menu and lunch specials. 3440 Seminole Trail, Suite 107. 974-9988. $. Pad Thai Excellent homestyle Thai cooking from an experienced chef. 156 Carlton Rd. 293-4032. $$. Peter Chang China Grill Authentic Sichuan cuisine from a renowned chef. Barracks Road Shopping Center North Wing. 244-9818. $$. Poke Sushi Bowl Hawaiian-inspired poke on the Corner. 101 14th St. NW, 328-8833; Barracks Road Shopping Center, 328-8833. $. Red Lantern Chinese cuisine by the pint or the quart at this Carlton Road eatery. 221 Carlton Rd. 979-9968. $. Royal Indian Restaurant One of the best-kept secrets in town. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-2288. $$. Sakura Japanese Steak and Seafood Great teppanyaki seafood and Japanese-style steaks. Hollymead Town Center. 872-0099. $$/ $$$. ShangHai Wide array of regional selections, plus a lunch buffet. 312 Pantops Shopping Center. 984-2688. $. Shun Xing Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonesestyle dishes for the Forest Lakes crowd. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 974-9888. $. Silk Thai Authentic Thai in a cozy house setting. 2210 Fontaine Ave. 977-8424. $. Szechuan Szechuan, Mandarin, Japanese hibachi and all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Delivery, too. 2006 Holiday Dr. 296-9090. $. Taiwan Garden Basic assortment of Chinese fare in basic surroundings. 2171 Ivy Rd. 295-0081. $. Tara Thai Serves up affordable Thai faves, with multiple meat, fish and veggie options. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 984-9998. $$. Taste of China Chinese favorites on 29N. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 975-6688. $$. Taste of India Delicious Indian fare and a lunch buffet under $9. 310 E. Main St, Downtown Mall. 984-9944. $$. Tea House Chinese-American and authentic Chinese weekly specials. 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-2868. $. Ten Super swanky second-floor spot serving modern Japanese. 120B E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-6691. $$$. Thai ’99 II Similar food as its numerical predecessor but with radically different interior. In the Gardens Shopping Center. 964-1212. $. Thai Cuisine & Noodle House Traditional Thai food, noodle dishes and vegetarian specials. 2005 Commonwealth Dr. 974-1326. $$. Thai Fresh Thai take-out with great prices. 106 Fifth St. SE. 249-5291. $. Tokyo Rose Long-standing landmark serves sushi and sashimi. 2171 Ivy Rd. 296-3366. $$. Urban Bowl Noodle soups and rice bowls. 111 W. Water St., York Place. 984-0095. $. Vu Noodles Four kinds of homemade noodle bowls from a take-out window. 110 Second St. NW; 233 Fourth St. NW. $. Yuan Ho Great lunch deal before 4pm. 117 Maury Ave. 977-7878. $. Zzaam Fresh Korean Grill Tacos, rice bowls, noodle bowls and more—Korean-style. 1232 Emmet St. 284-8980. $.

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World of Beer More than 500 different beers from more than 40 countries. Plus, y’know, food and stuff. 852 W. Main St. 970-1088. $$.

Breakfast Joints Bluegrass Grill and Bakery Unpretentious breakfast and lunch spot, beloved by local weekenders. Cash and check only. Glass Building, Second Street. 295-9700. $. Cavalier Diner Breakfast all day long, plus burgers, subs and Italian standbys like lasagna. 1403 Emmet St. 977-1619. $. Farm Bell Kitchen New-Southern cuisine with local farm-to-table ingredients. 1209 W. Main St. 205-1538. $$. International House of Pancakes Standard breakfast fare. Long lines on the weekends. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 964-0830. $. Sam’s Kitchen All-day breakfast, plus American and French dishes at this local institution. 1863 Seminole Trail. 964-9488. $. The Pigeon Hole Cozy all-day breakfast spot with fresh-squeezed juices and stone-ground grits. 11 Elliewood Ave. 977-4711. $. The Villa American breakfast all day. Inside, the look is classic greasy spoon, but the booths are oh-so-comfy. 129 N. Emmet St. 296-9977. $. The Well House Cafe Coffee, tea, smoothies and pastries. 118 10 1/2 St. NW. 973-0002. $. Waffle House Smothered, covered, scrambled and fried. It’s breakfast ’round the clock. 1162 Fifth St. SW, 296-5010; 495 Premier Cir. on 29N, 9755860. $.

Burgers, BBQ, Dogs and Diners Ace Biscuit & Barbecue Breakfast and lunch spot serving up soul food by the biscuit. 711 Henry Ave. 202-1403. $. Barbeque Exchange Hickory-smoked and slowroasted pork shoulders and spareribs, plus hush-

puppies, pie and pickles. 102 Martinsburg Ave., Gordonsville. (540) 832-0227. $. Blue Ridge Pig For connoisseurs of barbecue, the Pig is the place. The quintessential down-home spot. No credit cards. Rte. 151, Nellysford. 3611170. $. Boylan Heights Burger spot and popular bar serves organic Virginia beef and other local and organic fare. 102 14th St. 984-5707. $. Brother’s Bar & Grill The same barbecue folks have loved for years. 2104 Angus Rd. 293-6333. $. Buck Island BBQ Pulled pork, spare ribs, fried chicken and a 20-ingredient house sauce. All the fixins’, too. 4842 Richmond Rd., Keswick. 8720259. $. Burger Bach New Zealand-inspired gastropub. The Shops at Stonefield, 328-2812. $$. Chicken Coop Chicken, barbecue and a variety of sandwiches. Located in the Nelson Food Mart. 40 Front St., Lovingston. 263-7818. $. Citizen Burger Bar Gourmet burgers with highquality meat, plus a large collection of beers— many of them Virginian. 212 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-9944. $$. Doodle’s Diner Country cookin’ from breakfast to burgers. 1305 Long St. 295-7550. $. Five Guys Two locations for local carnivores. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 975-GUYS; Hollymead Town Center, 963-GUYS. $. Fox’s Café Daily specials, burgers, dogs and dinners, all served homestyle and wallet-friendly. 403 Avon St. 293-2844. $. Holly’s Deli & Pub Southern food, live music and beer. 1221 E. Market St. 282-2713. $. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint Classic burgers, daily specials and bras on the chandelier. 109 Second St. SE. 244-0073. $. Jak’n Jil The working man’s Bodo’s: foot-longs and fries. Also, hearty breakfast fare. No credit cards. ATM on site. 1404 E. High St. 293-7213. $. Korner Restaurant This greasy spoon offers all the usual suspects. Daily lunch special. 415 Ninth St. SW. 977-9535. $.

Lazy Parrot Backyard BBQ Serving up a wide array of barbecue classics. Pantops Shopping Center. 244-0723. $/$$.

Red Hub Food Co. Quality catering and barbecue —plus a 10-seat lunch counter. 202 10th St. NW. 975-2271. $.

Lumpkins Classic burgers, salads, fried chicken and foot-long hotdogs. 1075 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-3690. $.

Riverside Lunch Legendary burgers and fries. The secret? First they smash it, then they cook it. 1429 Hazel St. 971-3546. $.

Luv’n Oven Gizzards, livers, fries and shakes. 162 Village Sq., Scottsville. 286-3828. $.

Riverside North Notable burgers and fries on 29N. Sunday morning buffet, too. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 979-1000. $.

Martin’s Grill Delicious hamburgers, veggie burgers and fries in a family-friendly atmosphere. 3449 Seminole Trail, in the Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 974-9955. $. Me2 Market and Eatery Delish barbecue and fresh baked treats just 3.5 miles east of Monticello. Sandwiches, soups and sides, too. 2243 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. 297-2201. $. Mel’s Café Southern soul-soothing food. A longtime favorite on West Main. 719 W. Main St. 9718819. $. Mission BBQ Pulled turkey, pork and chicken, plus racks by the bone. The Shops at Stonefield. 260-7740. $. Moe’s Original BBQ Alabama-style pulled pork smoked in-house. 2119 Ivy Rd. 244-7427. $. Moose’s by the Creek American favorites, plus mounted moose antlers for photo ops. 1710 Monticello Rd. 977-4150. $. Nelly’s Roadhouse American and Mexican menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1400. $$. Olive’s Grill Food for the working man. Most items under $10. 8839 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 990-2634. $. Otto’s All-American faves and daily specials at your service. Order at the counter and sit outside if it’s warm. 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-4200. $. Paulie’s Pig Out First barbecue joint on the way to Wintergreen. 7376 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 3612001. $. Pig N’ Steak Pig…and steak. Barbecue is cooked “the old-fashioned way,” with wood for 16 hours. 313 Washington St., Madison. (540) 948-3130. $.


Sam’s Hot Dog Stand Get three dogs, fries and a drink for only $8.20. 5786 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. 205-4438. $. Smoked Kitchen and Tap Beloved food truckturned-restaurant in Crozet’s Piedmont Place. 2025 Library Ave., Crozet. 205-4881. $. The Colleen Drive-In On Route 29, look for the huge ice cream cone! 4105 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Arrington. 263-5343. $. The Wolf’s Fixins Barbecue Barbecue, burgers and beer. 344 Stoneridge Dr. N, Ruckersville. 2421551. $. Timberlake’s Old-fashioned soda fountain, sandwiches galore, burgers and dogs way back behind cosmetics and shampoo. 322 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-9155. $. Tip Top Breakfast, lunch and dinner with Italian and Greek specials. 1420 Richmond Rd., on Pantops Mountain. 244-3424. $. Wayside Takeout & Catering Come by for chicken livers, famous Old Virginia fried chicken and barbecue sandwiches. 2203 Jefferson Park Ave. 977-5000. $. White Spot Burgers with tradition at this popular Corner spot. Try a Gus burger (a fried egg on a cheeseburger). 1407 University Ave. 295-9899. $. Wild Wing Café Sports bar features wings and beer, plus pastimes like live music, karaoke, trivia and poker. In the Amtrak station. 820 W. Main St. 979-WING. $/$$. Wings Over Charlottesville Wing delivery spot that encourages patrons to eat like a caveman. 2029 Ivy Rd. 964-9464. $$. CONTINUED ON PAGE 41

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Zinburger Wine & Burger Gourmet burgers, fries, milkshakes and, of course, plenty of wine. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-2604. $$.

Coffee Places with Kitchens

Red Pump’s perfumed cocktails help you come to your senses

Atlas Coffee Get a cup of coffee or an espresso roasted by Shenandoah Joe at this Fontaine coffee spot. 2206B Fontaine Ave. 970-1700. $.

“Food can affect you from a memory standpoint, like when smelling a red sauce reminds you of your grandma’s house,” says Red Pump Kitchen’s Kendall Moore. “We can do this with perfumed drinks, too.” Last fall, the downtown restaurant’s drink menu incorporated elements like sage-infused vodka and spritzes of cinnamon, clove and mint, and, says chief mixologist Moore, the seasonal trend will continue this spring with dried sunflower petal and dandelion infusions. Moore nibbles a viola leaf from the restaurant’s garden that “has a sugariness, almost like cotton candy,” and says he loves to incorporate the local terroir into his inventions.

For a bit of textural diversity, Moore is experimenting with herbinfused bobas—caviar-sized vodka gel balls that pop when bitten. “We can take a delicious cocktail like a daiquiri and add a little mint, lime or viola flower explosion to it,” he says. Another idea of Moore’s is a Sazerac cocktail that substitutes the ice cube with a cold sphere of absinthe, bitters and brown sugar, stabilized with agar, that guests can eat with a spoon after finishing the drink. “Our focus is to use our own space and ingredients to make something that pays respect to the region and to the chef ’s food—something unique and inspiring.”—Lisa Martin


Shark Mountain Coffee Roastery, coffee shop, chocolatier. 621 Nash Dr. (540) 327-1564. $.

and eggplant parmesan!) 115 Maury Ave. 2957500. $. Anna’s Ristorante Italiano From the folks behind Anna’s Pizza No. 5, this one’s in Old Trail Village. 1015 Heathercroft Cir., Crozet. 823-1327. $.

Belmont Pizza and Pub Fresh, stone-baked pizza on hand-tossed pies. Beer, too! 211 Carlton Rd. Suite 10. 977-1970. $.

Italian and Pizza

Benny Deluca’s Giant slices from a simple fivepie menu. 913 W. Main St. 245-4007.

Amici’s Italian Bistro Chefs from Dillwyn and Fork Union join forces to make authentic Sicilian cuisine in a family-style setting. 370 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-4000. $.

Brick Oven Gourmet pizzas, sandwiches from an authentic wood-fired grill. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 964-1119. $.

Anna’s Pizza No. 5 In the family for 35 years. Pizza, subs, dinners and desserts. (Try the veal

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Franchise pizza spot serves, you guessed it, wood-fired pies. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 245-4050. $$.

Chirio’s Pizza Authentic, homemade NY pizza, subs, salads, sandwiches, specials and ice cream. Eat in, take-out, delivery. 2777 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 361-9188. $. Christian’s Pizza The place to get fresh pies, by-the-slice or the whole darn thing. 118 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 977-9688; 100 14th St. NW, 872-0436; 3440 Seminole Trail, 973-7280. $. College Inn Straight-up late-night goodness. Pizza, gyros, subs, and its delivery can’t be beat. Breakfast items, too. 1511 University Ave. 9772710. $. Crozet Pizza Unpretentious, family-owned pizza parlor with nationally recognized pies. No credit cards. 5794 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet, 823-2132; 20 Elliewood Ave., 202-1046. $.


Bella’s Restaurant An authentic Roman-Italian family-style restaurant with made-to-order panini and pasta dishes. 707 W. Main St. 327-4833. $$.

Carmello’s Upscale Italian cuisine, specialty pasta, veal, chicken, seafood. Service just like in Little Italy, gargantuan pepper mills and all. 29th Place. 977-5200. $$.


La Dalia is Red Pump’s take on a margarita: Espolòn tequila, dried rose, thyme, honey, Luxardo, lime and salted cucumber.

Domino’s Six locally owned branches of the national chain. Pizza, of course, plus pasta, sandwiches and wings. 1137 Millmont St., 971-8383; 1147 Fifth St. SW, 970-7777; 2335 Seminole Trail, 973-1243; 508 Stewart St., 979-2525; Food Lion Shopping Center, Ruckersville, 990-2000; 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet, 823-7752. $. Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie Pizza joint in the Crossroads mini-mall. Pick your own sauce, cheese and toppings. 4916 Plank Rd., on 29S at North Garden. 245-0000. $/$$. End Zone Pizza Pizza, big subs and fresh salads. Try “The Beast,” the largest pizza in town! Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 973-8207. $. Fabio’s New York Pizza Pizza, subs, salads and calzones made by natives of Naples. Get your pie the Sicilian way. 1551 E. High St. 872-0070. $. Feelin’ Saucy Pizzeria Buy one pizza, get one free. 104 14th St. NW. 234-3877. $. Fellini’s #9 A local landmark featuring Italian favorites plus some inventive new takes. Thriving bar scene and live music. 200 W. Market St. 9794279. $$. Fry’s Spring Station Very characterful brickoven pizza joint with local beer, pasta dishes along with the pies and patio seating. 2115 Jefferson Park Ave. 202-2257. $$. Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Everything you could want out of classical Italian fare. 2842 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-9170. $$. Lampo Authentic Neapolitan pizzeria in Belmont. 205 Monticello Rd. 282-0607. $. Lelo’s Pizza By the slice or the whole pie. Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 293-6788. $. Little Caesar’s Pizza Home of the $5 Large Hotn-Ready Pizza. 1301 Hydraulic Rd., 296-5646; Pantops Shopping Center, 234-3328. $. Marco’s Pizza “Ah!thentic Italian” (with a secret sauce). 930 Olympia Dr. 465-6800. $. Mellow Mushroom Trippy-themed franchise, with great pizza and even better beer selection. Trivia night Wednesdays. 1321 W. Main St., in the Red Roof Inn. 972-9366. $. MidiCi Neapolitan pizza chain. The Shops at Stonefield. 284-8874. $. Mona Lisa Pasta This market carries nearly every variety of pasta and sauce imaginable. To-go entrées serve two to three people. Preston Plaza. 295-2494. $$. Nate & Em’s Pizza All your pizzeria faves: calzones, stromboli, pasta, subs and—of course—pies. 5924 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 985-9000. $. Palladio Restaurant Northern Italian cuisine and Barboursville wines. Reservations suggested for lunch, required for dinner. 17655 Winery Rd., Barboursville. (540) 832-7848. $$$. Papa John’s Pizza fans come to Papa. 3441 Seminole Trail, 973-7272; University Shopping Center, 979-7272; 1305-A Long St., 296-7272. $. Pizza Hut The Jabba of pizza chains. 1718 Seminole Trail, 973-1616; 540 Radford Ln., Suite 300, 823-7500; 1001 W. Main St., 422-4680. $. Sal’s Caffe Italia Brick-oven pizza plus subs, pasta and outdoor seating in a lively Mall location. 221 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-8484. $$. Sal’s Pizza Hand-tossed pizzas, fresh bread, delicious pasta dishes since 1987. Crozet Shopping Center, Crozet. 823-1611. $. Tavola Open kitchen serves up lovely food (pancetta-wrapped shrimp, handmade pappardelle), an artisanal wine list and a late-night cicchetti menu. 826 Hinton Ave. 972-9463. $$.

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Baine’s Books & Coffee Books, music, film, pottery, musical instruments, food and, of course, coffee. 485 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-3577. $. C’ville Coffee Co. Well-established café, with a kids’ corner and library to keep wee ones entertained. 1301 Harris St. 817-2633. $. Calvino Café Espresso, panini and smoothies, plus breakfast on Sundays. In the Main Street Market. 293-5696. $. Carpe Café Breakfast, lunch and snacks inside Studio IX. 969 Second St. SE. 260-3803. $. Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins Coffee America runs on, plus marble-frosted, creme-filled and seasonal donuts. 305 Rivanna Plaza Dr., Suite 101, 244-9998. $. Greenberry’s Java and specialty drinks, plus fresh baked goods. Wi-Fi available. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 984-0200; in Alderman Library on UVA grounds, 243-8961. $. Grit Coffee People, coffee, food, space, design and work: That’s the focus at Grit. 110 Old Trail Dr., Crozet, 205-4253; 112 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 971-8743; 989 Second St. SE, no phone; 19 Elliewood Ave., 293-4412; The Shops at Stonefield, 284-8461. $. Java Java All fair-trade organic coffee all the time. Smoothies and a lunch menu, too. Comfy seating, warm atmosphere, Wi-Fi. 421 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-0020. $. La Taza Cuban pressed sandwiches, soups and salads. Live music often. 407B Monticello Rd., 296-8292; 212 Seventh St. (inside the SNL Building), no phone. $. Lone Light Coffee Specialty coffee spot inside The Pie Chest. 119 Fourth St. NE. 977-0443. $. Mermaid Express Mochas to smoothies. Inside PVCC. No phone. $. Milli Coffee Roasters Espresso drinks, chai and hot chocolate. 400 Preston Ave., Suite 150, 2822659, 977-0443. $. Mudhouse Locally roasted, heavy-duty coffee, fresh juices and pastries. Free Wi-Fi. 213 W. Main St., 984-6833; The Square, Crozet, 823-2240; also to-go in the Bellair Market, 977-0222, and Mulberry Station, 245-0163. $. Paradox Pastry Retro-urban-vibed bakery and dessert café with a large selection of baked goods. 313 Second St., in the Glass Building. 245-2253. $. Rapunzel’s Coffee, books and music; chill out in Lovingston. Live music, too. 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660. $.

Sheepdog Coffee Grab-and-go coffee spot inside the Graduate Charlottesville hotel. 1309 W. Main St. 295-4333. $. Shenandoah Joe Local roaster with a coffee bar and pastries. 945 Preston Ave., 295-4563; 2214 Ivy Rd., 923-4563. $. Snowing in Space Coffee Co. Nitro brew coffee plus light snacks to tamper your caffeine buzz. 705 W. Main St. 228-1120. $. Starbucks Multiple locations for all your corporate coffee needs. 1601 University Ave., 970-1058; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 295-4996; 1520 Seminole Trail, 973-5298; Hollymead Town Center, 975-6005. Location without phone in Fashion Square Mall. $. The Corner Cup Fresh Trager Brothers coffee and espresso, plus pastries and muffins. 1325 W. Main St. 293-7905. $. Trager Brothers Coffee See the roastery in action and sample some of the fresh roasted coffee while you’re there. 486 Front St., Lovingston. 2638916. $.



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The Rooftop Pizzas, salads, seafood and steaks with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge. 2025 Library Ave. 205-4881. $$. Travinia Italian Kitchen Contemporary American Italian, plus an outdoor patio for people watching. The Shops at Stonefield. 244-3304. $$. Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Build your own perfect pizza, assembly line-style. The Shops at Stonefield, 2343717. $$. Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria This regional chain has pies plus a slew of caloric subs, pastas and stromboli. Hollymead Town Center. 9734055. $$. Vinny’s New York Pizza and Pasta Serves up authentic pies, pastas and subs. Lasagna and veal are faves at this long-established joint. 8841 Seminole Trail. 985-4731. $. Vita Nova Cheap and hearty pizza by the slice. 310 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-0162. $. Vito’s Italian Restaurant Specializing in pizza and Italian dishes. Rte. 29, 8181 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Lovingston. 263-8688. $$. Vivace Every kind of pasta imaginable, plus seafood, Italian wines, grappas and full bar in a casual, elegant setting. 2244 Ivy Rd. 979-0994. $$. Vocelli Pizza Pizza, pasta, panini, salads and stromboli for carryout and delivery, plus antipasti. 1857 Seminole Trail in the Woodbrook Shopping Center. 977-4992. $.

Mexican and Southwestern

Soups, Salads, Sandwiches B.good Grain bowls and seasonal salads, plus smoothies and shakes. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 305-1115. $. Baggby’s Gourmet Sandwiches Give your name; your sammich arrives in a bag with a cookie. Get it? 512 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 984-1862. $. Blue Ridge Café Ruckersville joint serving American-continental: crab cakes, gourmet burgers, homemade soups and salads. 8315 Seminole Trail. 985-3633. $$.

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Upscale Casual Back 40 Locally sourced, inventive dishes and cocktails. 722 Preston Ave. #103. 202-8052. $$. Bistro 1834 Located beside the Old Mill Room Restaurant, the menu has a variety of lighter fare. The Boar’s Head, 200 Ednam Dr. 972-2230. $$$. Bizou Upscale down-home cookin’ with fresh fish, pork and beef dishes. Try the grilled banana bread à la mode. 119 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 9771818. $$. Brasserie Saison Downtown Mall brewery with Franco-Belgian cuisine. 111 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-7027. $$. Burton’s Grill Contemporary American menu with stylish ambience. Don’t skip out on the cocktails. The Shops at Stonefield. 977-1111. $$. Clifton Inn Historic inn with a redone kitchen, dining room and bar. Sit at the chef’s table and watch the action. 1296 Clifton Inn Dr. 971-1800. $$. Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar Swanky Downtown restaurant with inventive entrées, a late-night menu and a rooftop bar. 422 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-7728. $$$. Court Square Tavern English tavern with 130-plus varieties of bottled beer. Hearty pub food: bratwurst, Reubens, shepherd’s pie. 500 Court Square. 296-6111. $$. Duner’s Artful entrées and fine desserts on a rotating menu. Conservative decor with a small, carefully crafted menu. 250W in Ivy. 293-8352. $$$. Fig Bistro & Bar Mediterranean and New Orleans-inspired dishes with house-made ingredients like sausage and pork kielbasa. 1331 W. Main St. 995-5047. $. Hamiltons’ at First & Main Imaginative American cuisine, award-winning wine list and superb vegetarian. 101 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 2956649. $$$. Ivy Inn Daily menu of modern American cuisine in an 18th century tollhouse. Perfect for a romantic date. Reservations highly recommended. 2244 Old Ivy Rd. 977-1222. $$$. Maya Upscale Southern cuisine. Pleasant patio seating outside, sleek mod inside. Reservations encouraged. 633 W. Main St. 979-6292. $$. Michael’s Bistro Mucho microbrews and an artful menu. Excellent drinking atmosphere. View the Rotunda from the balcony. Second floor of 1427 University Ave. 977-3697. $$. Oakhart Social Seasonal Atlantic coast food for sharing. 511 W. Main St. 995-5449. $$. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards The Farm Table & Wine Bar at this North Garden vineyard is as big a draw as its beautiful setting. 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden. 202-8063. $$. Red Pump Kitchen Tuscan-inspired restaurant with chic, rustic décor. 401 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-6040. $$. Restoration Indoor and outdoor dining at this new spot at Old Trail Golf Course. Comfort food, craft brews and mountain views. 5494 Golf Dr., Crozet. 823-1841. $$. Southern Crescent Cajun and Creole fare in Belmont. 814 Hinton Ave. 284-5101. $$. Tastings Combo wine shop and eatery has woodgrilled entrées and the biggest wine list in town. 502 E. Market St. 293-3663. $$. Tavern & Grocery Inspired tavern fare from chicken sandwiches to banh mi. 333 W. Main St. 293-7403. $. The Alley Light Intimate small-plate spot above Revolutionary Soup. Look for the, ahem, alley light. 108 Second St. SW. 296-5003. $$. The Fitzroy Restaurant and bar in a swanky setting. 120 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-1223. $$. The Local Belmont neighborhood spot with unusual twists on local, organic ingredients. 824 Hinton Ave. 984-9749. $$. The Melting Pot It’s a fon-do! This meltedcheese franchise features warmers built into the tables and a huge wine selection. 501 E. Water St. 244-3463. $$$. Zocalo Flavorful high-end, Latin-inspired cuisine with a full bar. 201 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-4944. $$.

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Aberdeen Barn More beef than you can shake a T-bone at, since 1965. Candlelit atmosphere and piano bar. 2018 Holiday Dr. 296-4630. $$$. Bonefish Grill Sister to mega-popular Outback Steakhouse featuring seafood, grilled non-fish specialties and a full bar. Hollymead Town Center. 975-3474. $$. Devils Grill Restaurant & Lounge Above Devils Knob Golf Course with 50-mile views. Dinner reservations required. Wintergreen Resort. 3258100. $$$. Downtown Grille Upscale steak and seafood with white-linen service and a chummy bar scene. 201 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 817-7080. $$$. Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ onions and giant steaks. Bar’s open late. A link in the Australianthemed steakery chain. 1101 Seminole Trail. 9754329. $$. Public Fish & Oyster Simply prepared, responsibly sourced seafood. Shucked oysters, raw bar and a full bar. 513 W. Main St., 995-5542. $/$$. Red Lobster Seafood with daily specials. 1648 E. Rio Rd. 973-0315. $$. Rhett’s River Grill and Raw Bar She-crab soup, half-shell delicacies and steaks. Located north of Rio Road on 29N. 2335 Seminole Trail, Suite 100. 974-7818. $$.

Rocksalt Seafood-centric chain with an outdoor bar and patio. The Shops at Stonefield. 326-5665. $$. Shadwell’s Seafood, steaks, burgers, pasta and salads made out of fresh, local ingredients. Upscale dining with a casual atmosphere. 1791 Richmond Rd. 202-2568. $$.


Blue Ridge Country Store Breakfast is eggs, scones and muffins; lunch is pre-made wraps, soups and entrées, plus a popular salad bar. 518 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-1573. $. Bodo’s Bagels Still the king of bagels in our town. 1418 N. Emmet St., 977-9598; 505 Preston Ave., 293-5224; 1609 University Ave., 293-6021. $. Café at Monticello Sandwiches, barbecue, coffee, tea and ice cream for when you’re done with your tour of TJ’s house. Inside Monticello’s Visitor Center. 984-9800. $. Carving Board Café Inventive salads, soups and sandwiches for the 29N lunch bunch. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 974-9004. $. Chopt Creative salad chain with ingredients from local purveyors. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 328-8092. $. Citizen Bowl Shop Specialty salads with with gluten-free, vegetarian and Paleo-friendly options. 223 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 234-3662. $. Croby’s Urban Viddles Southern-inspired chicken and pork rotisserie fare. 32 Mill Creek Dr., suite 102. 234-3089. $. Durty Nelly’s Jazz, blues and rock in a rootsy pub and deli that caters. 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. $. Firehouse Subs Hot subs and sandwiches across from Fashion Square. 29th Place. 995-5921. $. Greenie’s Vegetarian and vegan sandwiches. 110 Second St. NW. 996-1869. $. HotCakes Fancy sandwiches, homemade entrées and desserts. Delivery available. 1137 Emmet St., in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. 295-6037. $. Iron Paffles & Coffee Pastry dough + waffle iron + savory or sweet insides. 214 W. Water St. 8063800. $. Ivy Provisions Hot and cold sammies with inventive names like the “Don’t Call Me Shirley” and the “K.I.S.S.” 2206 Ivy Rd. 202-1308. $. Jack’s Shop Kitchen Farm-to-table brunch, lunch and supper spot with elevated classics. 14843 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville. 939-9239. $$. Jersey Mike’s Subs Subs from Jersey, prepared right in front of you. 2040 Abbey Rd. #104, 5296278; 5th Street Station, 328-8694. $. Jimmy John’s Low-cost sandwiches on 29N. “Freaky fast” delivery available. 1650 E. Rio Rd., 975-2100; Pantops Shopping Center, 328-8887. $. Kitchen(ette) An assortment of sandwiches (vegetarian included!) plus sides and salads. 606 Rivanna Ave. 260-7687. $. Littlejohn’s New York Delicatessen New York deli serving buxom sandwiches. Delivery, too! 1427 University Ave., 977-0588. $.

Lovingston Café A pleasant surprise in the middle of Lovingston, offering a diverse, modestly priced menu. 165 Front St., Lovingston. 263-8000. $. Mac’s Country Store Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily specials, eat in or take out. 7023 Patrick Henry Hwy., Roseland. 277-5305. $. Market at Grelen A casual café with seasonal ingredients and daily specials. 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset. (540) 672-7268. $. Martha’s Garden Café Healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options inside Martha Jefferson. Martha Jefferson Hospital, 595 Martha Jefferson Dr. 654-6037. $. Panera Bread Co. Ubiquitous chain bakes breads and pastries, plus sandwiches and soups. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 245-6192; Hollymead Town Center, 973-5264; Fifth Street Station, 973-5264. $. Quizno’s Subs Chain offering cheesesteaks, meatballs and specialty subs. Salads and soups, too. Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center. 977-7827. $. Revolutionary Soup Choose from a slew of enticing soups made daily. Excellent wraps, salads and breakfast. 108 Second St. SW, 296SOUP; 104 14th St. NW, 979-9988. $. Roots Natural Kitchen Fast-casual health food from UVA alumni. 1329 W. Main St. 529-6229. $. Subway Tons of locations, so you can “eat fresh” anywhere. 1764 Rio Hill Ct., 978-7008; 32 Mill Creek Dr., 295-5555; Pantops Shopping Center, 984-0652; 1061 E. Rio Rd., 973-9898; 2212 Ivy Rd., 293-0666; 104 14th St. NW, 295-7827; 111 Maury Ave., 977-5141; 1220 Seminole Trail, 973-4035; 1779 Fortune Park Rd., 974-9595; Vinegar Hill Shopping Center, 245-8000; 65 Callohill Dr., Lovingston, 263-6800. $.
 Take It Away Sandwiches, salads, sides and desserts in a jazz-themed shop. Favorite spot of student study breakers. 115 Elliewood Ave. 295-1899. $. The Flat The place for crêpes: Choose sweet or savory for lunch or dinner. 111A E. Water St., behind the Jefferson Theater. 978-FLAT. $. The Salad Maker Made-to-order salads, plus a daily soup special and sweet treats. 300 E. Market St. 284-5523. $. Tilman’s Cheese, snacks and sandwiches in the café, plus a charming wine bar. 406 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. $. Trackside Café Healthy fare and smoothies inside ACAC. Open to all, even if you’re not pumping iron or aerobicizing. ACAC, Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 978-3800. $. Tubby’s Grilled sandwiches and subs galore. 1412 E. High St. 293-3825. $. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches Create your own sandwiches by marking up the pre-printed brown bags. Hollymead Town Center. 977-9424. $. Zazus Fresh Grille Lots of wraps, salads, soups and fresh smoothies, plus yummy breakfast wraps. Delivery available. 2214 Ivy Rd. 293-3454. $. Zoës Kitchen Fast, casual meals with an emphasis on health-conscious, Mediterranean-inspired ingredients. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 955-5334. $.

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Al Carbon Chicken Tacos, tamales and sandwiches with rotisserie chicken. 1871 Seminole Trail. 964-1052. $. Armando’s Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican on the Corner. 105 14th St. NW. 2021980. $. Aqui es Mexico Authentic Mexican and Salvadoran tacos, tortas, sopas, pupusas and more. 221 Carlton Rd., Ste. 12. 295-4748. $. Barbie’s Burrito Barn California-style Mexican food to go. 201 Avon St. 328-8020. $. Brazos Tacos Austin, Texas-style breakfast, lunch, early dinner and brunch tacos. 925 Second St. SE, 984-1163. $. Burrito Baby Made-to-order burritos, baby. 111 S. Faulconer St., Gordonsville. (540) 832-6677. $. BurritOh! Burritos, tacos, rice bowls, quesadillas and nachos made to order. 540 Radford Ln., Crozet. 812-2152. $. Cactus Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican and Central American dishes. 221 Carlton Rd. Suite 11 & 12. 295-4748. $. Chipotle Simple menu of burritos and tacos made before your eyes. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 872-0212; 2040 Abbey Rd. Suite 101, 984-1512. $. Cinema Taco Burritos, tacos and empanadas inside the Jefferson Theater. Delicious and cheap. 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4981. $. Continental Divide “Get in Here!” commands the neon sign in the window and you’d better do it early to get a seat in this popular spot. 811 W. Main St. 984-0143. $$. El Jaripeo Mexican favorites for the 29N crowd and also the UVA Corner crowd. 1750 Timberwood Blvd., 296-9300; 1202 W. Main St., 9729190. $. El Vaquero West This tried-and-true Mexican place has sister locations in Palmyra, Haymarket and Orange, all owned by the same family. 1863 Seminole Trail. 964-1190. $. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Fresh, handmade, Baja-style Mexican food. 435 Merchant Walk Sq., Suite 600. 214-0500. $. Guadalajara Mexican food by Mexican folks. Margaritas so green they glow. Cheap prices! 805 E. Market St., 977-2676; 395 Greenbrier Dr., 978-4313; 2206 Fontaine Ave., 979-2424; 108 Town Country Ln., 293-3538; 3450 Seminole Trail, 977-2677. $. Junction Modern Mexican in Belmont. 421 Monticello Rd. 465-6131. $$. La Cocina del Sol Southwestern flair for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seafood, fajitas, paella, steaks and chicken. 1200 Crozet Ave., Crozet, 823-5469. $$. La Joya Authentic Mexican from tacos to churros. 1145 Fifth St. SW, 293-3185; 1015 Heathercroft Cir, Ste. #300 (Crozet), 205-4609. $. La Michoacana Mexican deli serves budgetfriendly burritos, tacos and enchiladas. 1138 E. High St. 409-9941. $.

La Tortuga Feliz Authentic Mexican entrées and baked goods. 1195 Seminole Trail. 882-7461. $. Los Jarochos Authentic Mexican in Midtown. 625 W. Main St. 328-8281. $. Margarita’s the Flavor of Mexico Authentic Mexican, American and margaritas. 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 218-7767. $. Mono Loco Outstanding Latin-themed entrées, inventive sides and legendary margaritas. Inside, cozy cantina feel, plus a covered patio. 200 W. Water St. 979-0688. $$. Morsel Compass Popular food truck’s brick and mortar spot. 2025 Library Ave., Crozet. 989-1569. $$. Plaza Azteca Tableside guacamole is just the beginning of the offerings at this Mexican chain. 101 Seminole Ct., Seminole Square Shopping Center. 964-1045. $. Qdoba Mexican Grill Spicy burritos, quesadillas and Mexican salads made before your eyes. Indoor/outdoor area for Corner people-watching. 1415 University Ave., 293-6299; 3918 Lenox Ave., 2445641. $. The Bebedero Upscale authentic Mexican, plus cocktails and made-to-order guac. 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 234-3763. $$.



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Taurus (April 20-May 20): In the early 1990s, Australian electrical engineer John O’Sullivan toiled on a research project with a team of radio astronomers. Their goal was to find exploding mini black holes in the distant voids of outer space. The quest failed. But in the process of doing their experiments, they developed technology that became a key component now used in WiFi. Your digital devices work so well in part because his frustrating misadventure led to a happy accident. According to my reading of your astrological omens, Taurus, we may soon be able to make a comparable conclusion about events in your life.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): In the fictional world created by DC Comics, the superhero Superman has a secret identity as a modest journalist named Clark Kent. Or is it the other way around? Does the modest journalist Clark Kent have a secret identity as the superhero Superman? Only a few people realize the two of them are the same. I suspect there is an equally small number of allies who know who you really are beneath your “disguises,” Gemini. But upcoming astrological omens suggest that could change. Are you ready to reveal more about your true selves? Would you consider expanding the circle that is allowed to see and appreciate your full range and depth?

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Playwright Tennessee Williams once spent an evening trying to coax a depressed friend out of his depression. It inspired him to write a poem that began like this: “I want to infect you with the tremendous excitement of living, because I believe that you have the strength to bear it.” Now I address you with the same message, Cancerian. Judging from the astrological omens, I’m convinced you currently have more strength than ever before to bear the tremendous excitement of living. I hope this news will encourage you to potentize your ability to welcome and embrace the interesting puzzles that will come your way in the weeks ahead.


Aries (March 21-April 19): Aries statesman Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He wrote one of history’s most famous documents, the Declaration of Independence. He was an architect, violinist, inventor and linguist who spoke numerous languages, as well as a philosopher who was knowledgeable about mathematics, surveying and horticulture. But his most laudable success came in 1789, when he procured the French recipe for macaroni and cheese while living in France, and thereafter introduced the dish into American cuisine. Just kidding! I’m making this little joke in the hope that it will encourage you to keep people focused on your most important qualities and not get distracted by less essential parts of you.

schemes and wild, free, booming dreams until at least April 25. In my astrological opinion, you have a sacred duty to keep outstripping your previous efforts. You have a mandate to go further, deeper and braver as you break out of shrunken expectations and push beyond comfortable limitations. The unknown is still more inviting and fertile than you can imagine.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Between December 5 and 9, 1952, London was beset with heavy fog blended with thick smog. Visibility was low. Traffic slowed and events were postponed. In a few places, people couldn’t see their own feet. According to some reports, blind people, who had a facility for moving around without the aid of sight, assisted pedestrians in making their way through the streets. I suspect that a metaphorically comparable phenomenon may soon arise in your sphere, Virgo. Qualities that might customarily be regarded as liabilities could at least temporarily become assets.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your allies are always important, but in the coming weeks they will be even more so. I suspect they will be your salvation, your deliverance and your treasure. So why not treat them like angels or celebrities or celebrity angels? Buy them ice cream and concert tickets and fun surprises. Tell them secrets about their beauty that no one has ever expressed before. Listen to them in ways that will awaken their dormant potentials. I bet that what you receive in return will inspire you to be a better ally to yourself.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the coming weeks, I suspect you will be able to find what you need in places that are seemingly devoid of

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 1936, Herbert C. Brown graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in science. His girlfriend, Sarah Baylen, rewarded him with the gift of a $2 book about the elements boron and silicon. Both he and she were quite poor; she couldn’t afford a more expensive gift. Brown didn’t read the book for a while, but once he did, he decided to make its subject the core of his own research project. Many years later, he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discoveries about the role of boron in organic chemistry. And it all began with that $2 book. I bring this story to your attention, Sagittarius, because I foresee you, too, stumbling upon a modest beginning that eventually yields breakthrough results.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 20 B.C., Rome’s most famous poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known to us today as Horace. He prided himself on his meticulous craftsmanship, and advised other writers to be equally scrupulous. Once you compose a poem, he declared, you should put it aside for nine years before deciding whether to publish it. That’s the best way to get proper perspective on its worth.

Personally, I think that’s too demanding, although I appreciate the power that can come from marshalling so much conscientiousness. And that brings me to a meditation on your current state, Capricorn. From what I can tell, you may be at risk of being too risk-averse; you could be on the verge of waiting too long and being too cautious. Please consider naming a not-too-distant release date.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Luckily, you have an inventive mind and an aptitude for experimentation. These will be key assets as you dream up creative ways to do the hard work ahead of you. Your labors may not come naturally, but I bet you’ll be surprised at how engaging they’ll become and how useful the rewards will be. Here’s a tip on how to ensure you will cultivate the best possible attitude: Assume that you now have the power to change stale patterns that have previously been resistant to change.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): May I suggest that you get a lesson in holy gluttony from a Taurus? Or perhaps pick up some pointers in enlightened self-interest from a Scorpio? New potential resources are available, but you haven’t reeled them in with sufficient alacrity. Why? Why, oh why, oh why?! Maybe you should ask yourself whether you’re asking enough. Maybe you should give yourself permission to beam with majestic self-confidence. Picture this: Your posture is regal, your voice is authoritative, your sovereignty is radiant. You have identified precisely what it is you need and want, and you have formulated a pragmatic plan to get it. Expanded weekly audio horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes: Real, 1-877-873-4888.

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what you need. You can locate the possible in the midst of what’s apparently impossible. I further surmise that you will summon a rebellious resourcefulness akin to that of Scorpio writer Albert Camus, who said, “In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. No matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back.”

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Required •Paid Training •Flexible Schedules—overnight and weekend shifts •Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driverís license and automobile •Will pass a background and drug screening https:// Ivy Nursery – Cashier Person to be at front counter to greet customers, ring them through the register and answer phones. Forty hours a week includes Saturdays for the busy season beginning in March through early June. Looking for someone who enjoys helping people. Please come in for an application. Ivy Nursery 434-295-1183. Ivy Nursery – Horticulturist Person with a horticulture degree or equivalent experience with trees and shrubs to help wait on customers and to help diagnose plant pest and disease problems. Looking for someone who enjoys helping people. Forty hours a week year round or seasonal, includes a Saturday schedule. Please come in for an application. Ivy Nursery 434295-1183. PAID IN ADVANCE! Make $1000 Weekly Mailing Brochures From Home Genuine Opportunity. Helping home workers since 2001! Start Immediately! www.IncomeCentral. net (AAN CAN)

Tourterelle Floral Design is a high end, luxury floral design company based in Charlottesville. We specialize in floral designs for retail, weddings and events. Our careful planning with each client enables us to deliver creations that are reflective of individual taste and style. Our retail business is strong, and we are currently looking for a full time floral designer with 3+ years of design experience, a high taste level and the desire to grow within the Tourterelle Team. Additional requirements: Fluent in English. Able to lift a minimum of 50Lb Driver’s license with clean driving recordImportant Qualities: Creative abilityTeam player Ability to take direction Customerservice skills Organizational skills Personal Appearances: Casual, clean and professional attire is required. Please no phone calls. Send resume to

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Discount Bags (bags provided). EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN! Clothes, boutique of high-end items, accessories, shoes, collectibles, toys and games, books, knick-knacks, electronics, furniture, housewares, linens, sports†equipment, and more! 279 Tandem Lane, across from Monticello High School. 434-296-1303


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Anonymous Egg Donors Needed The Reproductive Medicine & Surgery Center of Virginia is looking for young women interested in helping couples who are unable to conceive using their own eggs. To be an anonymous egg donor, we need applicants who are: • Between 21 years - 31 years old • In good general health • Within normal weight range • Non-smoker For more information and an application, please con-tact Stephanie Barrix, R.N., IVF/Egg Donor Coordinator @ or call 434.654.8537.Also, visit our website




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Community Services Associate III I Louisa MHSS and Friendly Oaks I Full time position with great benefits! Exciting work with a small team, splitting time between providing mental health support services in a rural community setting and activities in a Clubhouse model at the Friendly Oaks program. Will develop and implement self-care skills training, provide assistance with personal care and ADLS, and will supervise prevocational, education and leisure activities. Will provide transportation for appointments and activities. Valid VA driver’s license and good DMV driving record required. Applicants must possess Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and. Must meet Qualified Mental Health Professional criteria. Licensed provider with assessment skills are encouraged to apply. Work schedule is 40 hours to include some early evenings and weekends. Benefits, including mileage reimbursement, provided. $36,396.70 annually.

Needed for work in Charlottesville, VA. Candidates must be safety conscious, reliable, willing to work, and punctual. Full benfits available including 401K,vision, HSA, medical, & dental. Pre-employment drugscreen and physical required. Must be able to read blue prints and run EMT conduit proficiently. Competitive pay; salary commensurate with experience in the commercial electrical trade.

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Do you have dense breasts? You may be eligible to participate in a research study called A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Trial of

4-Hydroxytamoxifen Gel for Reducing Breast Tissue Density in Women with BI-RADS Breast Density Categories C or D (4WARD). High breast density can mask or hide breast cancers on mammography and increases the risk of breast cancer. The purpose of this study is to determine if a topical gel containing a type of tamoxifen can reduce mammographic breast density. In this study, women will apply the investigational gel containing a type of tamoxifen or a placebo gel to both breasts once per day for 52 weeks. We will analyze your breast density at an annual screening mammogram prior to participating in the study and again the following year at your annual screening mammogram. Women will have the option to continue with open-label (not placebo) use of the tamoxifen gel for an additional year, if they choose. Study participants must be female, healthy, age 35 to 75 years, and have dense breast tissue on mammography. You may not participate if you are pregnant or lactating, have prior history of cancer (excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer), have had a surgical breast biopsy in the last three years, a breast needle biopsy in the last year, have had prior reduction or augmentation breast surgery, have active liver disease or thromboembolic disorder, or are taking estrogen containing contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Additional inclusion and exclusion criteria must also be met.

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Adults 18 – 65 years with and without type 1 diabetes are needed for a research study to learn how the body processes glucagon, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Study involves a 4-hour screening visit and one overnight stay. Overnight visit includes vascular catheters through the groin placed by radiologist, urinary catheter, and blood draws. Compensation: up to $1200. Principal Investigator: Ananda Basu MD.

Men and women, ages 30-75, with and without type 2 diabetes are needed to study how sugar is used by the body after meals at different times. Participation involves a screening visit and three 12-hour study visits at the UVA Clinical Research Unit that includes frequent blood draws. Participants will be provided meals. All tests and meals will be paid for by the study. Compensation is up to $1,000. Principal Investigator: Rita Basu, MD.

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Still experiencing symptoms of depression after taking medication? If so, please consider participating in our medical research study comparing three FDA-approved antidepressant treatments. Participation requires at least 8 clinic visits over 8-12 weeks. To participate you must be 18-80 years old, be currently experiencing a depressive episode, and have had inadequate relief from at least 2 antidepressants in this episode. Compensation is provided. Principal Investigator: David V. Hamilton, MD. UVA Center for Psychiatric Clinical Research 434.243.4631 | IRB #19805

How clinical trials benefit you. At UVA, clinical trials are taking place every day. Because of this, UVA is an environment of care where learning, discovery and innovation flourish. And it is our patients — today and in the future — who reap the rewards, whether or not they participate in a trial. Please call the trial coordinator to enroll confidentially or for additional information.


COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE UVA School of Nursing seeks a master’s educated Community Health Nurse to guide and mentor nursing students’ work, work closely with a low-income public housing community, and be the connective tissue between UVA, the complex residents’ health and wellness needs and a champion of population health. A full-time, 12-month position (starting salary $60-65K), this nurse will develop trusting relationships with public housing residents, work to provide care and make positive contributions to the community. S/he should be responsive, flexible, a team-player, and creative, serving as a consultant and counselor for residents’ health-related concerns, a resource for referrals for their health needs, and an educator champion for healthy lifestyle choices. The nurse in this position will be allied with community practice partners (including physicians and other non-profit agencies) and be visible and actively engaged, be consistent and reliable, and provide all clinical services and supports to residents in a committed, respectful, compassionate way. As a clinical instructor and a member of UVA Nursing’s top-ranked faculty, this nurse will spend 20 percent of his/her time instructing nursing students, and 70 percent of his/her time offering support and guidance as the lead clinic agent embedded in the public housing complex. Ten percent of his/her time will be spent in activities that develop his/her professional standing and credentials. To apply, visit and search for posting #0622800, complete a candidate profile, attach a cover letter and your curriculum vitae. A wonderful opportunity to serve, teach, and learn in one of Charlottesville’s healthiest work environments. Join us!


City of Charlottesville

Accepting applications for full-time and temporary positions Featured Opportunities: Customer Service Rep. - Downtown Job Center (Regular PT) Instructor II - Athletics (Basketball, Lacrosse, T-Ball, Volleyball) Maintenance Worker III - Public Utilities Planner II - ADA and GIS Pupil Transit Lead Operator Recreation Aide - Aquatics Program Aide School Bus Aide (20-29 hour) Seasonal Maintenance Worker II - Aquatics Seasonal Maintenance Worker II - Parks Seasonal Pool Manager Youth Counselor Assistant - Community Based Services Youth Counselor Assistant - Teens GIVE/CAYIP Closing dates and additional openings are listed on our website. To view current job openings and to apply, please visit HR Office: 434-970-3490

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Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. The City conducts preemployment drug testing for all positions. Final applicants required to register with Selective Service must show proof of registration. You will be asked to provide personal identity and eligibility for work in the U.S. in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Join us! Want to help build a powerful local brand? Looking for a job that connects you to every aspect of life in our city? C-VILLE Weekly is looking to add a dynamic salesperson to our advertising sales team. We are looking for a fearless self-starter to go out and develop new business. This is a high-risk, high-reward position that is not for the faint of heart. Does this sound like you?

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April 11-17, 2018,

C-VILLE Weekly is seeking an Account Executive. For more than 25 years C-VILLE has been covering the news, arts, people, food and events that make our town a perennial top city to live in.


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Good mac ‘n’ cheese. @TJPIETSCH/TWITTER

I can’t live without Brie and French bread with a good jam. That or pimento cheese with jalapenos.

Cream cheese from Bodo’s...sort of cheese, right? @BJOHNSONCVILLE/TWITTER

Blue...and not just any blue: Traditional Danish Blue from Castello. It’s on my “never run out” list, along with peanut butter, milk and T.P.

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Mac ’n’ cheese with a lot of cheese, and once it’s cooked, put it in the oven and bake it a little longer. MARIE JACKSON


April 11 – 17, 2018

Next week’s question: What was your first time performing on a stage like? Send your answers to, or respond via Twitter @cvillenews_desk (#cvillequestion), Instagram @cvilleweekly or on our Facebook page The best responses will run in next week’s paper. Have a question of your own you’d like to ask? Let us know.

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April 11, 2018: Golden age  

Charlottesville seniors are having their moment

April 11, 2018: Golden age  

Charlottesville seniors are having their moment