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Monday, August 23, marked the 10-year anniversary of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook central Virginia on a sunny Tuesday morning in 2011. The rare East Coast quake didn’t result in any serious injuries, but Louisa County High School, near the epicenter of the quake, sustained serious damage, and the school district held a commemorative ceremony on the anniversary this week.

On Tuesday, Walker Upper Elementary School unveiled a crowdfunded playground, the culmination of a multi-year effort spearheaded by Christa Bennett, a local mom, advocate, and chief operating officer at the Strive for College nonprofit. In 2018, the school held design thinking sessions with students on how to improve their school. The students decided a playground would enhance their learning experience at Walker, but only had a $6,000 grant to pay for the playground. Bennett, who has a background in grant writing, stepped in, and was able to secure $26,000 from Charlottesville City Schools, $15,000 from the City of Charlottesville, and additional time and resources from local businesses.

Walker has the second highest number of students of color in the district as well as a higher-than-average number of economically disadvantaged students. “Walker students not having a playground when they wanted one was a big problem,” Bennett says. “I think it was an equity issue.” Bennett emphasized that the community rallied around the cause and support the Walker students. “I thought that it was really important to make sure that our students have all the resources they need in our public schools,” Bennett says. “I want to tell the kids that the community did this for you, because we love you and we believe in you.”

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Over the weekend, activists gathered in downtown Charlottesville to draw attention to the crisis in Afghanistan, where extremist Taliban forces recently seized control of the government following U.S. withdrawal of troops after two decades of war. The activists called for the United States and the Charlottesville area specifically to accept as many Afghan refugees as possible. The International Rescue Committee says that internal displacement in Afghanistan has risen 53 percent in the last two weeks. Local refugee support nonprofit International Neighbors reports that two families of Afghan refugees have already been housed in Charlottesville, and that more than 150 people have donated to the resettlement efforts.

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“All students should have the right to safety and comfort in their education.” OLLIE NACEY, WESTERN ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

The change comes after a period of debate at both the local and state levels. This year, a new state law required all Virginia school districts to adopt policies regarding the treatment of transgender and gender-expansive students before the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Many school districts, including Charlottesville, signed off on the state-mandated policies over the summer. Others, like Albemarle, chose to pursue individualized policies after hearing from constituents in the district. And a few districts, particularly in conservative areas, have pushed back against the requirement entirely. According to The Trevor Project’s 2021 national survey, more than 50 percent of transgender and nonbinary youth have seriously considered suicide within the past year. If a student comes out as transgender or gender-expansive at school, a teacher or staff member will work with them and their family to develop a plan regarding their transition in school. However, the school must prioritize the wellness and safety of students who may face violence or punishment, or get


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kicked out of their homes if their families find out about their gender identity. “In some cases, gender-expansive students may not want their parents to know about their gender-expansive or transitioning status,” reads the policy. “These situations must be addressed on a caseby-case basis and will require schools to balance the goal of supporting the student with the requirement that parents be kept informed about their children.” Over the past month, some parents registered their disapproval of the policy, claiming that it allows schools to hide information from parents and puts cisgender students in danger. According to Learning for Justice, allowing transgender and gender-expansive students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity has not increased sexual assaults or violent crimes. (Single-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms are also available to ACPS students.) Nacey reminds the school board that the fight to protect transgender and gender-expansive students is far from over. “We have to keep on seeing what’s working and what’s still needed,” she says. “The school board must talk to trans students who are experiencing it and how it’s affected them, and keep working at it to make it the best policy possible.”

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Charlottesville is in the midst of a search for a new superintendent, after long-time city schools’ boss Rosa Atkins left for a job with the state department of education in May. The district hired consulting group Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to survey district teachers, staff, and community members and create a “leadership profile” for potential superintendent candidates. The report says the district should look for someone with “budget and finance experience,” who is “a communicator who can build relationships and trust in a diverse community,” and is “deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.” Know anybody who might be right for the job?

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Jouett, from its schools in the last two years. They are now called Mountain View, Lakeside, and Journey, respectively. The county’s researching all its school namesakes. Next up: Broadus Wood Elementary, named for the farmer who donated the land where the school sits. Charlottesville is currently reviewing the names of elementary schools Clark and Venable. Both are good candidates for renaming: Clark is named for George Rogers Clark, the revolutionary war soldier and slaveowner who’s statue was removed from UVA Grounds this summer. Charles Venable was a confederate soldier and an aide to Robert E. Lee.

A plan is in the works to rearrange the city’s elementary and middle schools. Buford Middle will include grades six, seven, and eight, and fifth graders will stay in elementary schools, and Walker Upper Elementary, which currently serves grades five and six, will become a preschool. In April, the district announced that Charlottesville-based architecture firm VMDO will lead the redesign. It’s not a cheap project: The initial options VMDO presented had price tags ranging from $50 million to $100 million, with a Buford renovation as the big-ticket item. The architects will hold community input sessions on the designs throughout the fall. The city hopes construction will begin in 2023.—C-VILLE Staff

Continue renaming buildings Like so many of the roads and buildings in this state, many of Charlottesville and Albemarle’s schools are named after old white men who held abhorrent views about race and gender. The city and county have already started the process of renaming some of their school buildings, and will continue to do so in the next year. The county stripped the names of segregationist administrators Paul H. Cale and Mortimer Y. Sutherland, as well as revolutionary war soldier and slaveowner Jack

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his week, more than 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students descended on Charlottesville in preparation for the first week of UVA’s fall semester. The two largest spikes in COVID cases in the city occurred during the first two weeks of the fall semester in 2020 and the first two weeks of the spring semester in 2021. Despite this, UVA is anticipating a “normal” semester. Students were required to submit proof of vaccination by July 1. Currently, 96.6 percent of UVA students are vaccinated, including 97.1 percent of students living on Grounds. Of those students who are unvaccinated, 335 permanent waivers were granted to those unable to receive a vaccination due to medical or religious reasons, and 184 temporary waivers were granted to students unable to be vaccinated over the summer but who intend to get vaccinated as soon as they return to Grounds. UVA made headlines this week when it announced that 238 students, less than 1 percent of enrolled students, had been disenrolled for failing to meet the vaccination requirement. Of those 238 students, only 49 were enrolled in classes. According to UVA spokesman Brian Coy, the university reached out to these students multiple times before they were disenrolled. If the students want to return to Grounds, they have until August 25 to comply and re-enroll for fall semester. Students may also choose to return in the spring, but only if they complete the vaccination requirement. Students were not the only members of the UVA community required to be vaccinated this fall. All faculty and staff were expected to be vaccinated by the start of the fall semester. Currently, 92 percent of UVA’s academic division is fully vaccinated, including 96 percent of teaching and research faculty.

However, it is unknown how many contract workers, such as those in food service, on the custodial staff, and in child care centers have been vaccinated. Because the workers are contracted through thirdparty companies, the university cannot require vaccinations for these workers. On September 1, an executive directive from Governor Ralph Northam will go into effect, requiring contractors to disclose their vaccination status to their employers. Everyone entering a UVA property is required to wear a mask indoors unless actively eating or drinking or when alone in an enclosed space like an office until September 6. Masks are not required in common spaces in residence halls, but they are required on buses. Unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff are required to take a weekly COVID test and wear a mask when indoors, outdoors, and in common spaces. “The entire community—faculty, staff, and students—is responsible for enforcing the masking requirement,” says UVA spokesman Wes Hester. “It is a shared responsibility. If necessary, disciplinary action would be contemplated for repeat offenders or anyone who refuses to comply.” Some students have petitioned for the school to continue the regular prevalence testing that it conducted last year, especially after a raft of false positives among Rice University students sent a wave of panic through the higher education world. “In the event of new cases and clusters, we plan to implement targeted prevalence testing to mitigate further spread,” Hester says. “Unvaccinated people who are on Grounds will be subject to at least weekly prevalence testing.” Employees, faculty, staff, and students who work in or enter UVA Health properties, the medical school, nursing school, or Health Sciences Library are required to log their symptoms in UVA’s Hoos Health Check app every morning.


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Tell us how you really feel Sixty-six Charlottesville police officers participated in the Police Benevolent Association’s anonymous survey about the state of the department. Read a selection of their comments below. “The citizens themselves constantly think we are racist and are throwing it in our face. Disregard that they are being racist to us for wearing a uniform.” “Leadership panders to the [Police Civilian Review Board] and public instead of providing support to officers.”

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“Paperwork. We have 8 different ways of documenting information on a single traffic stop, and we have to do them all. A lot of us don’t do traffic stops because it’s too much work.”

The city revealed the reasons for the departure of three police officers after a survey surfaced showing officers’ dissatisfaction with department leadership.

Officers also complained that Joe Platania, the commonwealth’s attorney, was too progressive and too soft on crime, an illustration of the disconnect between officers and the community they serve. This summer, Platania won a Democratic primary election against an even more progressive challenger—41 percent of local Democrats voted for Ray Szwabowski, indicating that they felt Platania wasn’t progressive enough. One survey respondent specifically said that the firing of former officer Jeffrey Jaeger was unjust. Jaeger was found guilty of assault in court after slamming a Black man’s head into a fence while on the job. Some survey respondents said the department’s leadership was too harsh in punishing officers who had broken the rules. Officers were found responsible for infractions in 37 percent of internal affairs cases in 2020, the department reports. Sixty-nine percent of surveyed officers said they do not feel that Brackney has the

ability to lead the department into a new era. Ninety percent said the current political climate in the city has caused them to “reduce [their] normal policing activities…for fear of being targeted by community groups.” In response, the city detailed the SWAT team infractions described above, and also aimed to characterize the department’s culture more broadly. Before Brackney arrived, the department was “embedded in traditional, procedural policing approaches that created an ‘us vs them’ mentality” and was reliant on “outdated policies, practices, and training,” the release says. The city says the department leadership will continue “efforts to ensure that aggressive, misogynist, machoistic, paramilitary-style and racist attitudes and behavior will not be tolerated within the workplace,” because such behavior “presents a threat to public safety and to the safety of all the officers who diligently, conscientiously and lawfully perform their duties every day.”

“The Chief and Command Staff base too many of their decisions off of the possible public opinion and how their decisions will be viewed in the media.” “Use of force policies are so strict almost any officer could be punished for doing almost anything.” “All they do is play into the political atmosphere of the city in order to cover their own butts. We have been told in the past to stop patrolling some high drug/crime area so much because an activists complain.” “It has become evident over the years that if you make mistakes, no matter how small, you will be punished.” “This department is a dumpster fire.” “To quote a retiring Portland Oregon Detective which best describes the current situation at CPD. The only difference between CPD and the Titanic? ‘Deck chairs and a band.’”

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harlottesville SWAT team officers filmed their kids setting off explosives. They fired semi-automatic, department-owned weapons at unauthorized events. One officer consoled a colleague who was frustrated with police department leadership by suggesting “we kill them all and let God sort it out.” When videos documenting these behaviors made it to the chief, one officer was fired and two resigned, and the chief dissolved the SWAT team. We know all of this because the city admitted it in a press release: The unsigned, 1,700 word document was posted on the city’s website on Friday evening. The press release was not shared because the department felt it was important to update the community on these matters, but rather because the city wanted to explain the results of a recent anonymous survey of CPD officers, in which a large majority of surveyed officers expressed extreme dissatisfaction with the department’s leadership. Since her hiring in 2018, Charlottesville Police Chief RaShall Brackney has vowed to make her department’s operations more transparent to the public. Both Brackney and the city’s communications director declined to comment on the press release. The unsigned press release and the anonymous survey results paint a picture of a department where rank-and-file officers are upset at various attempts to institute reforms. In the survey, which was conducted by the Central Virginia Police Benevolent Association in June, many officers expressed unspecific concerns about the existence of the Police Civilian Review Board. The board was formed recently with the goal of monitoring police activity from an external standpoint. The board has gotten off to a rocky start, however, and has yet to officially codify its own powers and rules.

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MYSTERY MACHINE Finish up your summer reading list with a bang during an evening with mystery author Elle Cosimano. She’s got a stack of youngadult thrillers to her name, and the recently published Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the debut novel in her mystery series for adults. The reading is hosted by Bluebird Books, a sky-blue bookmobile converted from a 1966 Banner camper van. Free, 5pm. Mudhouse Coffee Crozet, 5793 The Square, Crozet. bluebirdbookstop.com

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Soul of Cville wants to “bring the soul back to the city” with a celebration of Black excellence and culture in Charlottesville. The event includes a market featuring African American artwork and crafts, a showcase celebrating local community members, a fashion show, and lots of music. Headliner E&J Band is joined on the bill by Lee Bangah and Sam “The Beast from the East.” DJ Almighty will play old-school hits, and a late-night silent disco features DJ Double U. Free, 5pm. IX Art Park, 522 Second St. SE, ixartpark.org.

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The contributions of Black musicians to bluegrass and Americana are often ignored, and Jake Blount (left) is here to change that. An acclaimed fiddler, Blount centers Black, Indigenous, and queer experiences at the heart of his music, paying tribute to the integral role those voices have played in the formation of Appalachian music. The Rhode Island musician brings his haunting, beautiful songs, which tackle hardship and resistance, to Charlottesville during a benefit concert for The Front Porch. $22-25, 6:30pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd., potterscraftcider.com

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Finding fabulous Swan Song takes a journey of self-rediscovery through a glamorous past By Deirdre Crimmins arts@c-ville.com

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his body cooperates when he needs it to, and people from his past reappear when he is ready to face them. The tidiness of the plot might be considered lazy writing without the affection for the film’s characters and a palatable wish to see Pat succeed. Abandoning reality allows writer/director Stephens to have fun without letting plausibility get in the way of the story. Most of Swan Song’s success comes from Kier’s pitch-perfect performance. Pat is an emotionally complicated character with a simple mission. His confidence and camp are charming and earned, but his underlying grief is never lost, even in his most celebratory moments.

Pat’s infectious lust for experiences and indulgence is mirrored in Swan Song’s levity and dazzle. When Pat looks at the cheap costume jewelry adorning his fingers, we see the pride he feels—he loves it, and we love that about him. Not to be ignored is Swan Song’s subtext regarding the changing gay experience in America. Pat embodies the forgotten forefathers of gay history, who laid the groundwork for the family with two dads he sees on the beach, and the patrons of a gay bar where Pat grabs one last drink. The bar erupts into a dance party, serving as the film’s emotional crescendo, and it is both a cathartic release and an arrival at a mutual

understanding. Pat’s flamboyance might feel dated, like a caricature of a bygone era of homosexuality, but he is doing what he loves.

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Swan Song peeks behind the fantasy curtain from time to time, but it is mostly unconcerned about what is real and what is imagined. In the end, none of that matters. The film confirms that the beauty of reaffirming one’s self without apology is a worthy pursuit, embellished or not.

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With a range of work that explores “decolonization, memory, language making, transnationality, Afrofuturism, and radicalization of the imagination,” it’s fair to say that multi-media artist Adama Delphine Fawundu takes a broad approach. But her genius lies in powerful details: a transformative shower, a vivid line of paint, an indigenous mask, the light across a posed body, or the stark brutality in a newspaper headline. Fawundu discusses her show “Radiance from the Waters’’ with award-winning Senegalese filmmaker Mamadou Dia in the final installment of the series Seeing Black: Disrupting the Visual Narrative. Free, 6pm. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St., NW. jeffschoolheritagecenter.org.

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ebating answers to thought experiments is only frustrating when you need an answer: If a tree falls in the forest, do you feel stonewalled discussing the answer? Todd Stephens’ Swan Song is based on a similar riddle. Stephens wants us to enjoy the journey, allowing only one question: Is a story any less beautiful if it is not true? We first meet retired hairstylist Pat Pitsenbarger (Udo Kier) in an assisted living home in Sandusky, Ohio, where he is far from thriving. The walls are gray, his clothes are gray, his hair is gray. And then Mr. Shamrock (Tom Bloom) arrives one day as the bearer of mixed news. Pat’s former client Rita (Linda Evans) has passed away, and her will includes a request for Pat to do her hair one last time. Pat’s reaction reveals his complicated past with Rita and some unhealed wounds that remain. Despite his initial hesitation, Pat decides to fulfill Rita’s last wish, and takes off by foot into town the next day. He cashes a check, loads up on cigarettes, and sets off on an emotional journey. The closer Pat gets to his destination, the closer he gets to his former self. He receives a hat from some friendly ladies at a Black hair salon that now occupies his former storefront, then an outfit worthy of his massive personality—little by little, he sheds the gray and regains his color. Each step of Pat’s self-rediscovery asks the audience to suspend its disbelief and buy into a beautiful lie. Nothing happens that’s too far outside the realm of possibility, but Pat gets quite lucky along the way. He has just enough money, meets kind strangers,


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Siren’s call The COVID economy claimed another dining spot when The Shebeen closed its doors August 20. Walter Slawski’s South African eatery has been dishing out peri peri wings, Durban spiced chicken, lamb potjie and sadza cakes since 2003. “COVID was tough for us with two hospitality businesses,” says Slawski. “I am super proud that we made it through and that I am able to relinquish Shebeen [restaurant space] on my terms to a new owner who has the drive and passion to bring something exciting and new to the Charlottesville culinary scene.” Look for a new seafood concept, Siren, by chef Laura Fonner to fill the sports pub and braai location. And The Shebeen might not be gone for good— Slawski says it’s possible that a smaller version of the restaurant may eventually return to the local food scene.—Will Ham

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Chicken in the Street Yet another chicken eatery is expanding in Charlottesville: Al Carbón, the locally owned rotisserie and grill, has added a second location at 5th Street Station. Co-owners Myriam and Claudio Hernandez are excited to offer more of their traditional South American recipes, including coalfired roasted chicken, plantains, fried yucca, and street corn, and C’villians are excited to eat more of it.

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There’s still time to get your claws on some claws at Shadwell’s Lobstravaganza. Through the end of August, Shadwell’s is serving citrusy lobster ceviche, decadent lobbie sliders, and, for those ready to get crackin’, a whole steamed lobster. Ivy Provisions is also riding the crustacean current with limited-time lobster rolls—take your pick of the classic Maine cold salad style or the Connecticut version, warm and drizzled with butter. Catch them while you can!

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Chambourcin is a unique grape being a hybrid in winemaking here in Virginia. With tons of bright red fruit and a spiced backbone, this wine has a rounded body to it with a lighter mouthfeel. Perfect for those warm days that start to transition into cooler evenings. You may be able to pick up on notes of cherry, red plums, red currants, and baking spices in our 2018 vintage! We recommend enjoying with herbed chicken, pork BBQ, or even a lighter bodied cigar! We are open 7 days a week, 11am to 5pm offering our 100% Virginia wine by the bottle, glass and tasting flights. Enjoy your visit at our intimate, meadow-like setting in rural Louisa County. we offer wellspaced indoor and outside seating and customers are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets, chairs and blankets. Children and pets are welcome, but pets must always remain outside of buildings and on a leash. Quality wine, friendly staff at a great escape! Visit our website, www.53rdwinery.com on our operating procedures. Saturday, August 28th: Live music with Paulo Franco Open 7 days a week, 11 am – 5 pm 13372 Shannon Hill Rd • Louisa, VA 23093 (540) 894-5474 • 53rdwinery.com.

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Whether you’re picnicking, boating, tailgating, cycling or just chillin’, canned wines are perfect for all your summer fun. Our Ramblin’ Rosé is a dry Rosé made from Cabernet Franc with lots of floral notes. Try it with BBQ, a cheeseboard or a ham sandwich while you’re floating. If you prefer something a bit sweeter try our Cycle 76, an off-dry Pinot Gris, that’s easy drinking and really refreshing on hot afternoons (or evenings). It pairs well with spicy foods, fish tacos or chips and dips. And, if you love strawberries, then you’ll love our Sparkling Strawberry. It’s all strawberry and as our winemaker likes to say, “no grapes were harmed.” Slightly sweet and like drinking a fizzy alcoholic strawberry smoothie—it’s

hard to drink just one. Pair it with a burger, grilled cheese or key lime pie. All of our cans are 250 ml and available as individual cans or in 4-packs. Plan to Visit: We’re happy to once again welcome you into our air-conditioned tasting room! Seating is first come, first seated. We do not take reservations but we have ample indoor and outdoor seating. Indoors we can seat groups up to 6. If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you are inside except when you are at your table. All staff members are fully vaccinated. Outdoors you can choose from tables or Adirondack chairs. If you have more than 6 people, please bring additional folding chairs. You can also bring your own blanket and chairs for use on the lawn. We offer wine flights, glasses, bottles and cans. Our farm store has a large selection of cheeses, meats, hummus and more. You are also welcome to bring in your own picnic food. Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome (you will most likely be greeted by our Aussies, Crush and Corky). Every Saturday we host Saturday Live from 5-8 pm with music and food trucks. Please check our FB page for the current schedule. Our monthly Team Trivia will be Thursday August 19 starting at 6pm. August 28th: Scuffletown + 2 Brothers Southwestern Grill food truck Winery Hours: Thursday 1-8 Friday 1-8 Saturday 1-9 Sunday 1-6 3304 Ruritan Lake Road • Palmyra, VA 22963 434-207-3907 • www.cunninghamcreek.wine

DUCARD VINEYARDS 2020 Cuvée 719 Comprised of primarily Traminette with some addition of Viognier and Chardonnay, our Cuvée 719 is dry and crisp. With notes of bright tropical leechee fruit and pink grapefruit, this wine is perfect for the August mid-day heat! Make sure to serve chilled to accompany a variety of dishes such as oysters, salads, goat cheeses, and fattier fishes. Our uncrowded rural Madison County area has mountains, streams and plenty of beautiful views along


Caitlin received national recognition for her first line of wines from SciFi Magazine. While we have a wide variety of wines to pick from, we offer different themed flights each month to highlight our wine throughout the year! Wine flights, glasses and bottles are available. To ensure time for a tasting please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to closing. Open Daily from 10 am – 5 pm Wednesdays- Wine Wednesday (77:30 pm) Join Horton Vineyards live on Facebook every Wednesday at 7pm to learn about a different wine each week! scenic back roads. The tasting room is near hiking and biking trails along the Shenandoah National Forest and is a perfect respite after your day out! Enjoy some peace and quiet relaxation in this challenging environment. Sit on our lawns and sip or pick up a bottle or three of our award-winning wines to take home. Reservations available and recommended (especially for Saturdays). No reservation fee or minimum purchase. Walk-ups accommodated on a space-available basis. To order wine for local delivery or UPS shipping, visit our website! Open daily – Mon-Thurs. 12-5 pm Fri. 12-9 pm Sat/Sun. 12-6 pm Fridays- Friday Night out at DuCard (5:30 - 8:30 pm) come out and kick off the weekend with dinner and live music at DuCard. Saturdays- Music on the Patio (2:30 – 5:30 pm) enjoy a wide variety of artists each Saturday Sept. 6th- Labor Day music on the Patio with Tropical Attitudes and 106 Grilled Food Truck!

Winery Hours: Wednesdays (4-8 PM), Thursdays (4-Sunset), Fridays (4-8 PM), Saturdays (12-8 PM), Sundays (12-5 PM) Live music multiple days every week. We also offer weekly yoga, wine + floral design, events for families and kids, winery hikes, and more. See the upcoming calendar of events for all of the details. UPCOMING EVENT: Join us on Sunday, September 5th for the first annual Eastwood Royal Boil. Enjoy an afternoon at the winery for a very special Shrimp Boil, live music, Blue Ridge views, and, of course, award-winning wines. Grab a ticket while they last! 2531 Scottsville Rd. (5 mi from Downtown Charlottesville) Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 264-6727 www.eastwoodfarmandwinery.com

HORTON VINEYARDS About Face Dessert Wine About Face is a dessert wine that was made from Petit Manseng. The name, About Face, was inspired by the transformation that the wine went through. The flavor completely turned around while it was in the barrel and gives off the taste of grilled pineapple.

Pale gold in color, the 2020 Viognier is deliciously dry, light-bodied with low acidity and a clean, floral finish. Citrus, apricot, and white flowers like honeysuckle and a hint of jasmine are pronounced on the nose. Pairs great with Caromont Farm’s Capas Local Honey Chevré (available in the tasting

2020 LVA Rosé This pale wine showcases citrus tones, green fruit, as well as subtle stone fruit tones on the nose, and is comprised of several different Estate-grown grapes. The palate is light, showcasing high acidity and medium body, weight, and finish. This is an approachable and drinkable style of Rose! Pair with shellfish, oysters on the half shell, or goat cheeses. Perfect for enjoying in the late summer heat! Tasting Room Hours We look forward to continuing to serve all of our wonderful guests this summer during our daily hours of 10am-5pm. We offer first come, first served seating at our outdoor courtyard tables or open seating for those who wish to bring their own blankets and chairs to spread out in our designated lawn area. Wine is available by the flight, glass and bottle, and only our outdoor areas can be accessed at this time. A selection of prepackaged meats, cheeses, crackers, and spreads are available for purchase. August 31st- Tasting Tuesday with 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve 1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, VA 22947 keswickvineyards.com • (434) 244-3341

KILAURWEN WINERY Kilaurwen Red A non-vintaged wine comprised of Touriga Nacionale, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, it has a deep garnet color and the aromas of cigar and leather. Rich black cherries and spice warm the palate with a touch of tobacco and licorice. This is a great wine to enjoy with Sunday roasts, venison steaks, or while sitting around a late-night fire pit! Weekend hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon - 6 pm. First come, first serve at outdoor umbrella tables in our Boxwood Garden or limited seating at socially distanced tables inside our tasting room. Masks are not required but are recommended.

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PIPPIN HILL FARM & VINEYARDS 2020 Reserve Rosé The 2020 Reserve Rosé focuses on revealing delicate aromas of lemongrass and pomegranate all held in check by a refreshing wave of crisp acidity. Pressed after just a few hours of skin contact, this wine is composed of Malbec that is quite unique in this area. We recommend enjoying this with seafood, veggie skewers, or on the patio to enjoy our beautiful mountain view! Pippin Hill is a culinary vineyard in the heart of Virginia’s wine country. There are two types of standard reservations available: Indoor Table or Covered Veranda for table service. There is also the Vintner’s Table which must be booked at least 48-hours in advance. Upon arrival, please check-in at the host stand and you will be directed to your designated table. All seating areas have the same wine and food menu offerings. Our staff diligently IDs guests for our ABC licensure compliance and for guest safety. If your party has a guest who is under age 21, we require you to have a reservation at a table. Walk-ins are welcome based on availability. Reservations via Resy are recommended for indoor and Veranda seating. Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm; Friday – Sunday: 11am to 4:30pm Sundays- Live music on the hill! Each Sunday from 1-4 PM, Pippin Hill welcomes local musicians to perform on our Veranda. Check our website for varying artists. August 27th – Featured Farmer Friday with Erik of The Bend BBQ. He will be selling locally made BBQ, Pies, cakes, jams, jerky, & preserves. September 6th- Cooking class with Pierogis (advanced ticket purchase required) 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden, VA 22959 (434).202.8063 www.pippinhillfarm.com

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Horton Vineyards is a third generation, women-owned business that was founded in 1989 by Dennis and Sharon Horton. Dennis’ success in wine making inspired his family to carry on his legacy. While his wife Sharon still maintains the grapes with her vineyard crew, his daughter Shannon and granddaughter Caitlin have started making wines of their own. Shannon started her commercial wine experience with Horton’s Sparkling Wines. Under her leadership her wines have received national recognition through Gold and Silver medals. Most recently her Suil - Sparkling Viognier - disgorged March 2020 received 91 points from Robert Parker Wine Advocate. Following close behind in her mother’s footsteps, Caitlin Horton released her wine, the Gears & Lace series in 2019. This series features five incredible wines, one of which is the world’s first barrel aged Pinotage Rosé.

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A photographic exhibit of local scenes by William Shaw is currently featured in the tasting room through the end of August. He is a member of the Art Guild of Greene and these works are available for purchase already matted and framed for hanging or a photo print only that can be framed by the purchaser to meet individual preferences.

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rooms at Eastwood with crostinis) or try it at home with grilled chicken or fish and seasonal vegetables from your local farmer’s market. Virginia is for Viognier! The Viognier also pairs wonderfully with oysters! Salty Bottom Blue Oysters will be serving grilled and raw oysters at Eastwood on Friday August 6, 13, 20, September 3, and October 1.

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Enjoy the mountain views while sipping 23 your favorite Kilaurwen wines which are available by the bottle, the glass and DIY tasting flights. You are welcome to bring your own picnic and enjoy it with a bottle of your favorite Kilaurwen wine while you take in the mountain views and soft breezes. Well-mannered pets on leashes are welcome.


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to resist and deny aging, or see it as something to combat (think of all the “anti-aging” promotions you see), seeing a parent who once taught you how to ride a bike or ski down a mountain having trouble negotiating the stairs or balancing their checkbook can trigger feelings of panic. After all, they were the caretakers, the providers, the decision-makers for so long and now those roles have been suddenly reversed. What’s more, there’s now no escaping the reality of aging and mortality. “It scares us,” said Alan Castel, an investigator at UCLA’s Memory & Lifespan Cognition Lab, in USAToday. “We think, ‘That could be me one day. And in fact, if everything goes well, that will be me one day.’” That fear appears to have inspired M. Night Shyamalan in the creation of his latest film, but as one movie reviewer reminds us, the film explores the other side of that fear. “The closer the couple come to

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their mortality, their largesse grows — as does their capacity for empathy and understanding,” writes reviewer Ellyn Lem for Next Avenue. “That’s one of the things “Old” gets right about aging. International research showing greater happiness as many people age often suggests that adults are more content later in life. They let go of petty grievances and reprioritize what is important.” Indeed, as it turns out, processing grief matters as much along the continuum of life as it does when someone is gone. “The reality is that virtually all people will encounter physical problems as they age,” Carstensen said. “The issue is less about avoiding the inevitable and more about living satisfying lives with limitations. Accepting aging and mortality can be liberating.”

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where the aging process is accelerated, has said the film was inspired, in part, by the shock of watching his parents getting older and seeing their roles with each other get reversed. The metaphor is apt, for as many children of aging parents will tell you, it sometimes feels like it happens all at once. “Many people struggle as they witness age-related decline in their parents’ functioning,” said Laura Carstensen, a psychology professor at Stanford University and the director of its Center on Longevity, in a recent USAToday article. “Cultural scripts that greatly value agency and autonomy equate vulnerability with failure. Pushing that message to its extreme, we all fail at some point.” As Carstensen and other psychologists point out, adult caregivers can actually find themselves feeling complicated and uncomfortable emotions like fear, anger, anxiety, resentment, and frustration as they face the reality of their parents getting older. In a society generally preoccupied with youth and inclined

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “I sing like the nightingale whose melody is crowded in the too narrow passage of her throat,” wrote author Virginia Woolf. That was an insulting curse for her to fling at herself. I disapprove of such behavior—especially for you in the coming weeks. If you hope to be in alignment with cosmic rhythms, don’t you dare say nasty things about yourself, even in the privacy of your own thoughts. In fact, please focus on the exact opposite: flinging praise and appreciation and compliments at yourself.

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(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Who knows what is unfolding on the other side of each hour?” asked Capricorn poet Juan Ramón Jiménez (translated by Capricorn poet Robert Bly). “How many times the sunrise was there, behind a mountain. How many times the brilliant cloud piling up far off was already a golden body full of thunder!” Your assignment, Capricorn, is to imagine what is unfolding just beyond your perception and understanding. But here’s the twist: You must steer your mind away from inclinations to indulge in fear. You must imagine that the events in the works are beautiful, interesting, or redemptive. If you’re not willing to do that, skip the exercise altogether.

(Sept. 23-Oct.22): The blogger at www-wlw. tumblr.com says the following are the top tender actions. 1. Fastening clothes or jewelry for your companion. 2. Letting them rest their head on your shoulder. 3. Idly playing with their hands. 4. Brushing a leaf out of their hair. 5. Locking pinkies. 6. Rubbing their back when you embrace. 7. Both of you wearing an item that belongs to the other. Dear Libra, I hope you will employ these tender actions with greater frequency than usual in the coming weeks. Why? In my astrological opinion, it’s a ripe time to boost your affection quotient with the allies you care for the most.

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(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Naturalist Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal, “I feel slightly complimented when nature condescends to make use of me without my knowledge— as when I help scatter her seeds in my walk—or carry burs and cockles on my clothes from field to field. I feel as though I had done something for the commonweal.” I mention this, Scorpio, because the coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to carry out good deeds and helpful transformations on nature’s behalf. Your ability to collaborate benevolently with plants and animals and elemental forces will be at a peak. So will your knack for creating interesting connections between yourself and all wild things.

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(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may have never heard of Sagittarian artist Baya Mahieddine. At age 16, she experienced a splash of acclaim with a show in Paris. Famous artists Pablo Picasso, Henry Matisse, and George Braque came. They drew inspiration from Mahieddine’s innovative use of color, elements from her Algerian heritage, and her dream-like images. Picasso even invited her to work with him, exulting in the fresh perspectives she ignited. But her art never received the full credit it warranted. In accordance with astrological omens, this horoscope is a small way of providing her with the recognition and appreciation she deserves. It also authorizes you to go out and get the recognition and appreciation you deserve but have not yet fully received.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup,” wrote author Wendell Berry. I mostly agree with that sentiment, although I will also put in a good word for certain kinds of arguments. There are moments when it’s crucial for your psychological and spiritual health that you initiate a conversation about delicate issues that might lead to a dispute. However, I don’t think this is one of those times, Aquarius. In my astrological opinion, picking dew-wet red berries is far more sensible than any argument. For further inspiration, there’s this testimony from actor Natasha Lyonne: “I definitely would rather take a nap than get angry.”

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): For painter Vincent van Gogh, love wasn’t primarily a sentimental feeling. Nor was it an unfocused generalized wish for health and happiness in those he cared for. Rather, he wrote, “You must love with a high, serious, intimate sympathy, with a will, with intelligence.” His love was alert, acute, active, and energized. It was animated with a determination to be resourceful and ingenious in nurturing the beloved. For van Gogh, love was always in action, forever moving toward ever-fresh engagement. In service to intimacy, he said, “you must always seek to know more thoroughly, better, and more.” I hope you’ll make these meditations a top priority during the next seven weeks.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Aries mythologist Joseph Campbell advised us to love our fate. He said we should tell ourselves, “Whatever


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Taurus (April 20-May 20): The brilliant Taurus dancer and choreographer Martha Graham spoke of “a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action,” adding that “there is only one of you in all time.” She added, “It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” But even if you do this very well, Graham said, you will nevertheless always feel “a divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest” that will fuel you. This is the perfect message for you Tauruses to embrace in the coming weeks.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): There’s growing scientific evidence that we make ourselves stupid by complaining too much—or even by listening to other people complain a lot. Excessive negative thoughts drain energy from our hippocampus, a part of our brain that’s essential to problem-solving. This doesn’t mean, of course, that we should avoid dealing with difficult issues. But it does suggest we should be discerning about how many disturbing and depressing ideas we entertain. According to my reading of the omens, all this will be especially useful advice for you in the coming weeks.

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Spectacular country estate offering complete privacy and total serenity from over 53 acres in Free Union with Blue Ridge views and 2-acre lake. The heart of the property showcases a stunning custom-designed residence with 6 BR, 6.5 BA, spacious chef ’s kitchen, lovely dining room and breakfast room, cozy paneled den, and great room with soaring exposedbeam ceiling and fireplace. Property is fenced with 3-board fencing and a 1,800 sf barn. Located approximately 15 miles NW of UVA and Downtown Charlottesville. MLS#617485 $4,165,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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Enjoy mountain views of the historic Southwest Mountains from this livable 4-BR residence on 6 private acres. Convenient and quick to Pantops, Historic Downtown Mall, and UVA. Within steps of all the amenities at Keswick Hall. MLS#611672 $989,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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FRAY’S GRANT

3 fabulous home sites mostly in beautiful hardwoods, gently rolling and priced below tax assessments! Each lot is 2+ acres on private setting. Only ten minutes to airport, excellent shopping, including Harris Teeter, Target, Kohls, Bonefish Grill and Starbucks. Jim Faulconer 434,981.0076

HEART OF CROZET

Commercial listing on .906 acres with new Downtown Crozet District zoning that allows many uses. 2-bedroom home just under 1,000 sf., was doctor’s office and pre-school. Paved entrance/ exit roads and parking. MLS#619191 $775,000 Jim Faulconer,434.981.0076

ROBINSON WOODS

Bright, comfortable, and recently renovated house with a flexible floorplan. 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Features gas fireplace, wood floors, new appliances, granite countertops. Conveniently located in the city minutes from Downtown & UVA. MLS#620141 $670,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

OLD TRAIL

Classic brick Georgian, circa 2008, 5 bedrooms, including main level master suite, spacious and modern open floor plan. Views of the adjoining Old Trail Golf Course, buffered by small woods, and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. MLS#614945 $1,385,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

JUST 6 MILES AWAY

Elegant, traditional-style home, circa 2007, that is extremely well crafted, built with quality materials, and having a modern, open floor plan. 4 BR, 4.5 BA, and over 6,700 finished square feet and 1600 unfinished square feet, there is plenty of space for any endeavor. This home has three levels of living space on 3.98 private acres of yard surrounded by beautiful hardwoods. LOCATED JUST SIX MILES WEST OF CHARLOTTESVILLE! NO HOA, Meriwether school district. MLS#618745 $1,375,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 or Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

GALLISON HALL

Set on 43 park-like acres, this Farmington gem features a 1931-33 Georgian house, indoor pool and tennis facilities, spectacular Blue Ridge views, total privacy, and an exceptional close-to-town location. On historic registers. MLS#617686 $8,450,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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25.4 acres with varying topography and amazing rock outcroppings. Unique design opportunities to create a stunning residence with magnificent views. Convenient to Charlottesville & UVA. Fiber optic available. MLS#593358 $554,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

LONESOME MOUNTAIN ROAD

5-acre lot that has not been available for many years. This country but close-to-town location is conveniently located with quick access to Historic Downtown Mall, UVA, NGIC, airport, and North Fork Business Park. MLS#593160 $250,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

BUFFALO RIVER ROAD

Elevated 21-acre tract, mostly mature hardwood forest and road frontage in northwest Albemarle. Elevated homesite offers potential panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views with some clearing. Adjacent 21 acres also for sale. MLS#614424 $160,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

HEMLOCK LANE

Located in the Preston Ave/Rugby Rd area in the heart of Charlottesville, this 2-BR, 1-BA ranch style house offers proximity to UVA and downtown. 1-level living with private fenced-in backyard, covered patio area, and garage/storage shed. MLS#620291 $325,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

RAGGED MOUNTAIN FARM

Two wonderful estate parcels comprised of 185.01± acres, in coveted Ragged Mountain Farm. Excellent elevated building site, complete privacy, and beautiful views. Murray/Henley/Western school district. MLS#621083 $1,895,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

MISSION HOME ROAD

146.88 ac. in Albemarle & Greene County. Privacy & protection adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park! Full division rights & multiple home sites. Extraordinary timberland. Views of the mountains, along with easy access to trails & Skyline Drive. MLS#620276 $1,200,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

FRAYS MILL

Mostly wooded preservation tract of 81.395 acres next to Frays Mill Subdivision in highly desirable northern Albemarle. This beautiful gently rolling land has a great, private homesite with Blue Ridge Mt. views, and creek on property. MLS#608509 $995,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

GREENTREES

188+ acres in Albemarle, 12 miles south of Charlottesville on Rt 20. This wooded tract, mostly in hardwoods, offers long road frontage with potential for eight 21-acre lots. There is conservation easement potential. MLS#614109 $1,299,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124

KESWICK

Wonderful wooded, 10.58-acre lot in Keswick. Great location, convenient to Pantops, 10 minutes east of Charlottesville with exceptional privacy and frontage on Mechunk Creek. MLS#619380 $149,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD

Nice, mostly wooded residential building lot in Meriwether Lewis School District! Great privacy, 1.72± acres, beautiful rural setting in an area of large farm and estate properties. Located approximately 15 miles NW of Charlottesville. MLS#613685 $125,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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Wonderfully large 1.5+ acre building lot in Ednam Forest. Build your dream home on this elevated, wooded lot located in a single family community, minutes from UVA and within walking distance to Boar’s Head Resort. MLS#598537 $289,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

CLOWES HOUSE

C. 1870 residence in the heart of Gordonsville with historic character, original architectural detailing, & updated systems. Walk to the many amenities of Historic Main Street Gordonsville or take a short drive to Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#615710 $289,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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Fabulous cottage tucked away on 12.5 acres with 1 division right. Top quality craftsmanship features; a copper roof and downspouts, vaulted ceilings, dramatic windows and artistic stonework.The first floor bath features a stone fireplace. Mature landscaping, wrap around porch, spring, stream and a detached studio all work to make this a compelling property. The studio has a fireplace with a beautiful walnut mantle. There are 2 sheds (a potting shed and another set up for miniature goats) $850,000

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BY CARLA HUCKABEE

ver the past 18 months, the real estate world has seen a dramatic shift in what buyers want, especially among certain segments of the population. In general, the pendulum has swung from a preference for in-town and smaller units to buyers looking for larger homes with more privacy and separation from neighbors. That doesn’t mean everyone is moving to the country. This same dynamic is playing out in moves from a townhouse to a single-family home or from an urban area to the suburbs or small towns. And that shift is bringing more people into our area looking for great places to live in our countryside, suburbs, and wonderful small towns. Whether they are local or coming from other regions, buyers are finding what they want in Central Virginia. “It’s not unusual,” says Keith Smith, with YES Realty Partners, “to have a couple moving from Northern Virginia sell a 1,500 square foot home there for $500,000 and move to Central Virginia looking for a 4,000 square foot home with a back yard. And if it’s not on the existing market, they are going to build it.”

Changing Priorities Living through COVID has inspired some people to re-examine their priorities. While many are perfectly happy to get back to the pre-COVID normal, others are more interested in establishing something better. And that includes what and where they want their home to be. According to the National Association of Home Builders, households with at least one teleworker and one virtual student have changed their housing preference because of COVID. More than a third of them want larger homes. “Buyers are deciding what is most important for their comfort and security and prioritizing that,” says Josh White, REALTOR® with Story House Real Estate. “This can include a long list of wants but they can usually narrow that down to a few non-negotiables. In some ways, buyers are not as picky as before. “I’m working with three buyers right now. One is local and wants to have more space in and outside of the home. Two are new to the area. One is renting until she can find something that matches what’s most important to her. We are working hard to find the other buyer the right home this summer.” Being willing to compromise if unable to find the perfect home is critical in a market with such low inventory. It is unlikely that buyers can find everything on their wish list. “But they are looking hard for what is most important for their lifestyle. It may be a yard, a home office, or location topping the priority list. And for those things at the top of the list, buyers are more willing to pay for what they want. Or they will find the right footprint and make the necessary changes after the purchase.” Among the top choices for buyers in 2021 are rooms that can be adjusted to meet their household needs. In most cases that includes a home office, a place


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Another category seeing increased interest post-COVID is multigenerational housing. “More than 15 percent of my clients are looking for multigenerational living. For many people,” says Hash, “the pandemic has brought home the importance of family. They want a space where all members of their family can be comfortable, either under one roof, or at least on the same grounds.” Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and surrounding areas are becoming increasingly popular. While some of these are being built purely for rental income on the short or long-term market, others

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on top-tier appliances and cabinetry that give their kitchens a built-in look.” For many buyers, a spacious laundry room with space to operate is on their wish list. A utility sink, a counter for folding, and room to iron, sort and store are ideal. And as people became less enthusiastic about shopping for groceries, larger pantries made the wish list so homeowners could stock up and stretch out the time between shopping trips.

As one or more parents worked from home, students attended virtual school at the kitchen table, day care centers shuttered, and people generally tripped over each other and their stuff, some said “that’s enough.” Enough to too much stuff. And not enough to how we organize it all. “Not surprisingly, people are putting a lot of emphasis into organization,” says Fleming. “Whether it’s built-in bookshelves, mudroom cubbies, pantry shelving, or custom closet systems, homebuyers are more willing to splurge on items that improve the overall flow and function of the home. “And with customers staying at home and refraining from eating out so much, we have seen a big focus on creating custom, high-end kitchens. Customers have been more willing to spend money

efficient home to reduce resource con- 41 sumption and increase resilience under extreme circumstances that are bound to become more frequent. Hash sees many Millennials that are focused on their careers choose lowmaintenance homes where they don’t have to cut the grass or spend time and money on landscaping. Homeowners that are thinking about selling are wise to note these trends and, where possible, update their homes to meet what the largest percentage of today’s buyers value, even in a seller’s market. White is confident we will begin to see a more balanced market by the end of this year. “Inventory for fall may start to pick up. People are beginning to feel good about making an optional move and may be ready to put their house on the market. If we continue to have super low interest rates and vaccinations prove

One result of spending so much time at home is that white on white or gray on white doesn’t quite cut it anymore. At least not all by itself. When asked what design trends are most notable, Lindsay Fleming, Design Studio Coordinator with Craig Builders, responds enthusiastically, “Color!” When the world and the news seem gloomy, it helps to bring color into your life. “Don’t get me wrong, the neutral tones are not going anywhere but customers have had more of a desire to add pops of color throughout their home. These fun, unsuspected elements bring people joy and add a personal touch to the space.” “Take a moment to reflect and reset with Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal, an intriguing, balanced, and deeply soothing teal color that creates natural harmony.” Just reading the color description eases your stress and anxiety. Imagine seeing it in your kitchen or on a wall at home.

Positive Outlook Millennials make up the largest chunk of homebuyers now, and for the foreseeable future. As they exert their influence on the market, sellers and builders will pay attention. Fortunately, what’s important to them is not all that different than what’s important to everyone. Broadband access. Energy efficient appliances, windows, lighting, and building envelope. Flexible and multifunctional rooms. Outdoor space and access to nature. Building an energy- and water-

mostly effective against the Covid variants, we should start to see the market right itself over the next several months.” Hash agrees. “Buyers are taking a bit more of a stance. We are seeing fewer escalation clauses and waived inspections. Some sellers overshot on pricing and are now starting to come back down. We are actually seeing some price reductions. There are still cash buyers out there who can afford to play in this seller’s market, but all indicators point to a less frenzied real estate market going forward. “As pricing stabilizes and the days on market increase, more buyers will have a chance to evaluate the real estate and put in an offer that is reflective of value, rather than being the highest bidder.” In the best real estate markets, buyers and sellers both win as buyers gain the house they seek, and sellers are adequately compensated for the house they are giving up. Carla Huckabee writes about high performing real state.

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Multigenerational Options

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The garden experts at Bonnie Plants report that 20 million Americans planted a garden for the first time in 2020. And it looks like more than just a fad as the demand was similar this year. Whether it’s active gardening or just enjoying access to nature, demand for outside space as part of the home purchase is at an all-time high. That can play out as a house with multiple acres, the creative use of a small lot, or access to outdoor amenities as part of the community. Whatever the configuration, Central Virginia does outdoor space very well. This market has always been a popular destination for buyers from other more congested areas. That trend is continuing in 2021 with buyers seeking a little more elbow room than they can afford in Northern Virginia, California, or the Northeast. Cynthia Hash, Principal Broker/ Owner of Find Homes Realty, LLC, has worked with many clients moving from urban areas to find a little more room. “A recent client from California sold a less than 1,000 square foot home for more than $1 million and then came here and found the perfect home with 4,000 square feet on five acres.” Access to private outdoor space is still important for buyers seeking smaller lots and homes. Craig Builder’s interior courtyard floorplan is a popular design allowing buyers to downsize while still having private outdoor space. Made popular in Albemarle County’s Belvedere neighborhood, several will be available this summer in Crozet’s Old Trail development and in future phases of Belvedere. Even for buyers without their own private outdoor oasis, having outdoor amenities available in the immediate community is almost mandatory. Nearly every new community has walking trails and parklets that allow residents to exercise and play outdoors while in the security of their own community.

are fulfilling the traditional role of inlaw suites. ADUs require proper zoning, typically need a larger lot size, and cost more money as owners must build and maintain two distinct buildings. Other households can meet their multigenerational needs under one roof or with accessory apartments within the main house. “As this trend for multiple generations living under one roof plays out here, in most cases, everyone benefits. Parents with young children get help with the child-rearing and the kids and grandparents both benefit from the interaction. People shouldn’t underestimate the stress levels parents and kids experienced over the past 18 months. It can be overwhelming. “In many cases, financial benefits accrue also, as two households merge to share expenses.”

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for kids to study, and some flex space that can be used as a second office or exercise room, depending on the household makeup. While not scoring the same for all buyers, exercise rooms are a priority for many in the Millennial generation. Even a room in the basement coupled with some private outdoor space can take the place of a gym membership.


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At Emerson Commons in Crozet, we have designed a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood where we cross paths with each other often. We can easily take the time to stop and chat. A beautiful club house allows us to have potlucks and neighborhood events together. Neighbors co-manage the community and meet each other that way. A beautiful pool, walking trails by a creek, and multiple playgrounds give us further excuses to connect with our neighbors.

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BROOK HOLLOW • Private setting with English Cottage main home • 38 acres, 3 separate parcels • Spectacular westward mountain views and sunsets • Charming guest cottage and 6 stall horse barn • MLS #614593 • $1,495,000

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3318 Lockport Pl | Glenmore

Light-filled, move-in ready home with custom updates throughout! Enjoy the beautiful mahogany wrap-around porch and fenced-in yard with mountain views. Inside, find a large living room with built-in shelving, spacious family room with fireplace, and four bedrooms including generous master suite.

Find privacy in this Gaffney-built Georgian Classic on a quiet GLENMORE cul-de-sac, surrounded by trees and an extensive common area behind the home. The two story foyer has inlaid walnut detail in the hardwood floor. Entertain friends and family in this spacious well equipped DESIGNER KITCHEN.

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HOME SALES STATS

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ENDING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 2021 THERE WERE 137 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS

n 54 were in Albemarle with an average price of $462,714 n 11 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $449,284 n 11 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $309,876 n 7 were in Greene with an average price of $380,471 n 22 were in Louisa with an average price of $323,524 n 2 were in Madison with an average price of $301,000 n 7 were in Nelson with an average price of $702,929 n 13 were in Orange with an average price of $372,015 n 6 were in Staunton with an average price of $261,083 n 4 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $314,864

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$369,500

434-531-6155

• AVAILABLE NOW - MUST SEE • Custom Home by Local Builder • 1980 Sq ft, One Level, 3 bedroom, 2 Bath, on 0.5 ac. • Granite, Gas Fireplace, Patio, Lovely Floors & Fixtures • Gorgeous Pond View, No HOA • Well and Septic = No Water Bills • West River Meadows Subdivision - Fluvanna County • MLS 617217

Piney Mountain Subdivision, Palmyra

10+ acre Lots

Ruth Guss 434-960-0414 • 10.378 Acres - Two Separate Parcels • 2.0 Acres - Mostly Open & Level • 8.378 Acres Mostly Wooded & Rolling • Mobile Home Conveys As-Is Where-Is • Cash or Land Loans Only

GREENBRIER HEIGHTS

$525,000

Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730

• COMING SOON! BETTER THAN NEW • 4 BR 3 Full BA, COMPLETELY updated with 2,492 Fin.Sq. Ft . • NEW: Roof, Siding, HVAC, Kitchen, Appliances, Bathrooms, Windows, Hardwood & Luxury Vinyl Floors throughout. • Rivanna Walking Trails & close to all schools, Whole Foods, Shopping & Parks. • Deck Refinished & large level yard. Exterior drainage & landscaping.

$340,030

14 ELM CT/TROY

Bev Nash

434-981-5560

• The last vacant lot available • Located just East of Shadwell. • Beautiful mature timber on 1.5 acres • Paved private road • Just 10 minutes to Pantops shops 5 minutes to Keswick Golf Club and Glenmore

$99,900

Pat Burns

434-465-4444

• Sitting amidst estates and horse properties this beautiful 5 acre lot in Keswick area for sale to build your dream home. Convenient to Charlottesville, Gordonsville. 99,900.

NORTHFIELD MANOR

$3,200,000

MUST SEE!

434.985.0021 410 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 Downtown

Lori Click

434-326-7593

• To Be Built! The Brookwood, Similar to Photo! • 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Attached Garage, 1.66 Acres • Upgraded Siding Accent, Wide Window Trim, 10’x16’ Rear Deck • Master Suite with Garden Tub, Double Bowl Vanity • Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Stainless Appliances • Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors, Forest View s/d offer DSL, Fiber Optic

Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730 • Slated for completion Sept. 2021. • Main home has 10 BR’s & 9 Full BA’s • Carriage House over garage has 3 BR’s & 2.5 BA’s • 2 large vehicle bays & private gym. • Incl. 2nd buildable lot in rear w/access from Old Brook Rd • LESS Than 5 miles to: UVA Hospital; Downtown Cville; JPJ Arena. CHO Airport 6 miles.

434.974.1500 943 Glenwood Station Ln Suite 203 Charlottesville VA 22901

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Dan Corbin 434-531-6155 • Gorgeous NEW 10+ Acre Homesites • No HOA, Common Sense C&Rs, Firefly • Close to the Lake, Dining, Shopping, Schools • Ready to Build? Be in Your New Home Spring 2022 • Your Choice of Remaining Lots - $109,000 • Only 6 Lots Remain • Call for A Personal Tour - MLS 602023


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