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AUGUST 30 –SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 CHARLOTTESVILLE’S NEWS AND ARTS WEEKLY C-VILLE.COM FREE Off, off, and away: City schools implement controversial new cell phone policy PAGE 11 Retired metal band Age of Fire catches on after re-releasing its '80s debut LP PAGE 33 POINT of PRIDE
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Hello, Charlottesville! Thank you for reading C-VILLE Weekly. As August comes to a close and we enter a likely balmy September, Charlottesville is gearing up to celebrate Pride. You might be thinking, “Wait, wasn’t Pride in June?” And you’d be half-right. While Pride month is recognized in June across most of the country, several cities have shifted their celebrations to other months. In Virginia, Richmond holds a Pride festival the third weekend in September, and here in Charlottesville we’ll gather for Cville Pride Fest the weekend of September 16.

In advance of Pride, our feature this week (p. 22) highlights the varied events happening at the festival, and the vendors bringing their goods and services to attendees. We also talk with Cville Pride’s new president, Nick Morrow, who recently moved to Charlottesville with his fiancé. Morrow is communications director for Vote.org, and previously headed up the Human Rights Campaign communications team in D.C. He says his work with Pride organizations is a passion project, so it’s exciting to see him bring that energy to our city.

The LGBTQ+ community, as Morrow puts it, is “omnipresent” in Charlottesville, which is wonderful to see. Pride means many things to people, but to me it’s about celebrating what you’ve accomplished, how you’ve learned to love yourself (and others), and embracing optimism and hope for the future. Considering all the LGBTQ+ community has faced and continues to confront in terms of achieving basic rights and social acceptance, there’s plenty to cheer on and plenty more work to do.—Richard DiCicco

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COVID cases in Charlottesville are on the rise, according to local doctors, but low levels of case reporting and the discontinuation of case tracking systems are making the increase difficult to follow. Recent UVA Health data indicates COVID hospitalizations are up to 11.4 patients per week, compared to 2.7 patients per week at the beginning of August. The increase in cases is not unique to Charlottesville, with hospitalizations up 21.6 percent nationally this week, according to the CDC.

Homer statue sentencing

On August 27, Shane Michael Dennis was convicted of disorderly conduct after pleading guilty to placing a noose on the Homer statue at the University of Virginia last September. Charges related to the incident were amended from public display of a noose with intent to intimidate to disorderly conduct, partially due to evidence that Dennis’ actions were not racially motivated. The Albemarle County General District Court sentenced Dennis to a six month suspended jail sentence and one year of good behavior for the offense.

CHAP deadline extended

The deadline for Charlottesville Homeowner Assistance Program applications has been extended to 5pm on September 8. While the application deadline typically falls on September 1, the window was extended to account for scheduled system maintenance. Homeowners can apply for the program online, in person, or over the phone. For more information about the application and eligibility requirements, visit charlottesville. gov/1513/Real-Estate-Tax-Relief

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The Omni Charlottesville Hotel is nearing the end of a nearly $15 million renovation. Postponed for several years due to COVID-19 and supply chain disruptions, significant work began in early May of 2023.

The renovated Omni, located on the west end of the Downtown Mall, will include spruced-up guest rooms and meeting spaces, an extended patio with new fireplaces and a “chic” style, and a revamped restaurant and bar.

“The renovation has affected all areas of the hotel,” says the Omni’s General Manager Paul Maher. “We had to create a temporary restaurant that has been relocated several times throughout the process. It has been a challenging endeavor, but at the same time, we’ve found it to be an enjoyable and exciting experience.”

Minimizing inconvenience to guests during the renovation, while ensuring the hotel meets their needs and preferences, was a priority for everyone over the past several months.

The hotel enlisted the expertise of HITT Contracting, a specialized construction

company in hospitality work known for its skill in navigating complex renovations.

Conceptually, the design team was inspired by the cultural scene, history, and hospitality of Charlottesville.

“The design is inspired by Thomas Jefferson, his interests, and his home, Monticello,” says Jillian Tomaro, senior interior designer with Omni Hotels & Resorts, who has been in charge of guest room renovations. “His mark encompasses the City of Charlottesville and it only made sense to include him in the design concept. We wanted the guest rooms to feel unique and part of the city’s history. They are special because it feels like a modern-day extension of Monticello.”

Tomaro adds that guests will be able to experience a kind of storytelling within the guest rooms through the furniture and artwork. The bell curve design of the headboards flanked by sphere finials offers a renewed take on Neoclassical design, and each headboard is inset with a custom mural reminiscent of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Tomaro says that it was crucial to honor the beautiful landscape of Charlottesville.

“For repeat guests, they will be pleasantly surprised by the guest bathroom transformation,” she says. “The bathrooms are brighter and much more spacious due to the swing door to barn door conversion. In terms of finishes, we mixed a clean aesthetic with vintage elements.” While many parts of the hotel are expected to become new and improved, certain elements will remain the same, such as the seven-story glass atrium and fountain.

The Omni’s restaurant, The Pointe, is located on the mall, and connects to the outdoor patio and atrium. Maher explains that the grandeur of the naturallight-filled atrium will be accented by a garden conservatory and a free-standing bar with a mix of modern and transitional furnishings and greenery.

“I truly believe guests will be blown away at the transformation of the atrium space,” says Tomaro. “The new bar with cocktail seating will be a space that guests and locals alike will visit to gather and socialize.”

The hotel’s renovations are expected to be wrapped up by the end of this month.—Nicole Milanovic

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COURTESY OMNI HOTELS UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Shane Michael Dennis received no additional jail time for putting a noose around UVA’s Homer statue.
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Charlottesville City Schools implements new cell phone policy

With the start of the school year, Charlottesville City middle and high school students are adjusting not only to new classes, but to a new cell phone policy too. Students must have their phones “Off and Away the Entire Day”— something previously only applicable to CCS elementary students—and will eventually be required to seal phones in magnetically locked pouches. While many parents support stricter cell phone policies, the new rule has also raised concern.

Students are now required to put their phones and other personal devices away for the entirety of the school day, including noninstructional periods like lunch. Though teachers continue to remind students to do this, CCS policy dictates that upon a student’s first violation, administration will be notified, the device confiscated, and it will be returned to the student at the end of the day.

In an infographic detailing the policy, the district outlined potential benefits of Off and Away the Entire Day. “Disconnecting from phones will allow us to connect with each other, connect with learning, and connect with calm,” CCS wrote. “Let’s all work together to improve our learning relationships and mental wellness.”

Later this school year, CCS plans to move to “Off, Yondr, and Away,” which would require students to lock their phones in Yondr pouches at the beginning of the day. Several parents and guardians have expressed concern about this because it would make contacting students in an emergency difficult.

In an August 18 letter to the CCS community, Superintendent Royal Gurley said the district would take time to get feedback, conduct more research, answer questions, and make adjustments before implementing the use of Yondr pouches. He also mentioned meetings about the new device policy, which were held before the start of the school year.

“We held those meetings … because we wanted to alleviate any confusion that we will be launching Yondr on day one, and we wanted to answer questions about Off and Away the Entire Day,” says CCS Community Relations Liaison Amanda Korman.

“I think we are still really wanting to make sure we know that it is going to work because our students and families have buy-in and understand the value of the program,” says CCS Supervisor of Community Relations Beth Cheuk. “And that may take a while because people have legitimate questions. And we want to work and do some research and find out how Yondr has worked at other school divisions.”

Though the district does not currently have any additional meetings scheduled to discuss Yondr, Korman encourages families to reach out with questions. “As we are able to get answers to families’ questions and get

that buy-in, that’s when we [implement] Yondr,” she says.

While it is still early in the school year, both Korman and Cheuk claim the new policy has already been successful. “We’re just getting some reports that teachers are super happy,” says Cheuk. “[There have been] few discipline reports over phones, just a handful, and the parents have been very supportive of them.”

When asked why the district will implement Yondr pouches despite the claimed success of Off and Away, Cheuk and Korman say the pouches will help students tempted to use their phones regardless of the rules. “At one of the last school board meetings, we heard the story of this student who confessed that even with some of her favorite classes, she would sometimes slip out under the guise of needing to use the restroom … so she could check her phone to stay [caught

up] with whatever drama her friend group was up to,” says Korman. “And for a student like that, we hope that she knows that by having the phone in the pouch, that temptation is off the table.”

CCS has already ordered the Yondr pouches. However, the district says it is listening to families’ feedback. If there’s a need to contact students during the day, CCS recommends either emailing the student or calling the front office.

“For the bigger category of those more emergent situations, I think the thing we can do is to turn to other school divisions,” says Cheuk. “We’ve identified at least one in Virginia, but also some nationally … [that] have had lockdowns … [and] emergency situations. I would like to learn from those school divisions and from parents in those school divisions. How did they navigate this world? And what can they say that would make our parents feel better about the situation and understand that they have a good option?”

Albemarle County Public Schools does not currently plan to alter its cell phone

policy. According to Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Officer Phil Giaramita, “We prohibited the use of cell phones prior to the 2019-2020 school year in our middle schools, with the intent that the policy would be tested and considered for extension to high schools. High schools limited cell phone use three years later, coming out of the pandemic. Both changes have worked very well and there is no intent right now to make any changes.”

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UVA’s 34-year-old walk-on’s college football dream comes true

After almost 16 years of practice and planning, 34-year-old former Marine Matt Ganyard will make his NCAA debut as a kicker for the University of Virginia, despite never playing a game of organized football in his life.

A lifelong athlete, Ganyard’s football dreams started on the high school soccer pitch. “I realized probably around sophomore year high school that I wasn’t good enough to necessarily play [soccer] at a UVA-type school,” he says. “I remember clearly stepping on Grounds with my dad on a visit, fell in love with [UVA, and] said we could cancel the rest of the trips to the other schools in the area.”

And while he didn’t make the football team when he first tried out as a secondyear in 2009, the California native didn’t give up. Ganyard, who watched YouTube videos for tips on translating his soccer skills into those better suited for the gridiron, kept practicing, before ultimately deciding to follow in his dad’s footsteps and become a pilot for the U.S. Marines when he graduated in 2011.

Under NCAA rules, Ganyard’s eligibility clock was paused during his time as an active-duty service member, leaving him with one year of playing time. As he approached the end of his military contract and considered attending business school, Ganyard decided to reach out to universities about the possibility of walking on as a kicker.

After getting accepted to the Darden School of Business and talking to UVA Special Teams Analyst Drew Meyer, Ganyard was ready to join the Cavaliers in 2022. However, his plans hit a snag when

he found out that his class schedule made it impossible for him to play.

For Ganyard, it was frustrating that “everything seemingly lined up only to kind of be shut down at the last minute” by a scheduling issue. Still, he wasn’t ready to give up, and applied for an eligibility waiver from the NCAA—and was denied.

In one last Hail Mary, Ganyard and UVA appealed the NCAA’s decision. Four days before the start of this year’s fall camp, the second-year Darden student was granted a sixth year of eligibility.

“Next thing you know, I’m finishing my summer internship and getting a physical with an NCAA football team,” Ganyard says. “And here we are.”

The start of fall camp brought a lot of novel experiences, from trying on a helmet and pads for the first time to meeting his much younger teammates. “I did the math … the freshmen on the team are closer to my daughter’s age than they are to my age. So that kind of set the tone right off the bat for what we’re in store for, for age gaps,” says Ganyard, who’s been nicknamed PopPop, Uncle Matt, and Grandpa.

As he gets ready for the start of the season, the former Marine says the entire experience remains surreal for him and his family. Still, Ganyard and his wife Marie—who met as undergrads at UVA—are enjoying being back in Charlottesville with their 3-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son. “My wife and I can take our kids and go have a glass of wine at a vineyard and let them run around and just enjoy the beauty of Charlottesville.”

While the official starting lineup hadn’t been released at press time, many are pre dicting that Ganyard will be the Cavaliers’ starting kicker when UVA opens its season with an away game against No. 12 Tennessee on September 2 at noon.

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Sensitive no more?

City’s next zoning code may not protect those vulnerable to displacement

Adriving force of the Cville Plans

Together initiative has been to make sure the city changes its land-use policies to redress the past.

“Single-family zoning has historically been a tool to create and reinforce racial segregation in Charlottesville,” reads the Affordable Housing Plan adopted by City Council in March 2021.

The plan called for new zoning to allow “soft density” in single-family neighborhoods, “while limiting displacement of lowincome communities.” The plan recommended identifying specific neighborhoods.

Eight months later, City Council adopted a Comprehensive Plan that includes a Future Land Use Map that called for the end of single-family housing in every neighborhood by allowing at least three dwelling units on all lots. This map also used census data to designate areas where there are more residents prone to displacement due to low incomes, as well as higher concentrations of Black households.

The plan called for new zoning tools and other policies for these “sensitive communities” to keep people in place and to support wealth building. The plan was clear that these areas were to be further outlined and that each might feature steps unique to that community.

Policy tools might have had funds to help pay for rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes. Potential zoning tools considered included allowing smaller lots and commercial uses, as well as more subdivisions and reduced parking minimums.

The Comprehensive Plan said the zoning rewrite should mitigate “the potential for displacement.” The Future Land Use Map also proposed restricting buildings in these areas to one unit per lot rather than the three allowed in all other neighborhoods.

Two neighborhood associations say the final draft of the development code didn’t meet that bar.

“All protection against gentrification and displacement has been surreptitiously removed in ways that were intended to hide its removal,” reads the letter from the Lewis Mountain and Meadowbrook Heights neighborhood associations. “It’s clear that this was never about protecting those citizens in Charlottesville who are in greatest need for protection from development.”

As the zoning rewrite continued, the city did publish a document this spring that addressed these sensitive communities.

“We are working to determine the best path forward for supporting mitigation of displacement in the Sensitive Community Areas through the Zoning Ordinance in the context of the current draft, including affordability measures,” reads a portion of the four-page document, which goes on to say that more information about sensitive communities would be shared.

“We intend to share any updates to the strategies related to Sensitive Community Areas with the refined draft,” the document continues. Yet the phrase “sensitive communities” doesn’t appear in the final draft of the development code.

“After review, as well as focus groups with those who live and own in those areas, it was decided that land-use regulations were not an effective tool to address the needs expressed by the communities,” says Missy Creasy, the city’s deputy director of Neighborhood Development Services.

The city has followed through with other recommendations in the Affordable Housing Plan, such as putting at least $10 million toward affordable housing projects. This has included funding to Piedmont Housing Alliance for projects such as Friendship Court (recently renamed Kindlewood), and $5 million in funding to allow the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority the dozens of affordable units known as Dogwood Housing.


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ick Morrow recently took over as president of Cville Pride, adding to his impressive portfolio of professional activism.

Morrow is communications director for Vote.org, the country’s largest nonpartisan digital voter engagement organization. Before landing with the national nonprofit, he led the Human Rights Campaign communications team while living in Washington, D.C., with his now-fiancé.

Morrow recently spoke with C-VILLE about his background, what Pride means in Charlottesville, and Cville Pride Fest, set to pop off on September 17.

What does Pride mean to you?

LGBTQ+ rights have always been near and dear to my heart. I got started in my career in grad school with a PR firm that helped with incoming media requests when the Supreme Court was debating marriage equality. To get involved with that at age 23, that grew the interest in me. As a gay man myself, it is something I really responded to.

What brought you to the Charlottesville Pride Community Network?

I moved down here with my fiancé just because we wanted to move out of the city. His company had an office here, and my job had been fully remote since COVID. But we didn’t even move with that in mind—it just happened. I am from Tennessee originally and went to school at the University of Tennessee. I love Tennessee so much and have a love for the South in general—despite its relationship with the LGBTQ+ community being

What’s up Here’s what you can expect to find at this year’s Cville Pride celebration, starting with a kick-off party on September 16.

Saturday, September 16

(Common House rooftop)

Rainbow Disco dance party

Dance the night away while DJ Cadybug spins the tracks.

Sunday, September 17 (Ix Art Park)

Morning (11ish)

Vendors open for business

Browse a wide array of vendors, organizations, and other community partners, with a special focus on locals first. “We, of course, also will have a ton of great LGBTQ+ vendors and community leaders providing resources,” says Cville Pride President Nick Morrow.

Early afternoon (1ish)

Brief speaking program

Hear some brief remarks from local leaders, folks running for office in the November elections, and from Pride about the importance of Pride and why it’s vital to show up at Pride events.

“It’s only going to help us build bigger and better Prides in the coming years,” says Morrow.

Afternoon (2ish)


Catch drag performers and singersongwriters putting on a show.

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What does it mean for the group’s big annual event to be back?

Last year was a return to form for the organization. We had the big event at Ix, and we just expect it to balloon from there. I have been really honored to step into the president role, and I’m just working toward the fall and being able to use the skills I have to expand on the community that has been here and doing the work longer than I have. I want to make sure we are serving the community.

As a new Charlottesville resident, what’s your perspective of the LGBTQ+ community?

I think that it is one of the most omnipresent communities I have been a part of. I have never been in a place where so many members of the LGBTQ+ community are prominent business owners, serving in government positions, and being really forward-facing. There are so many people that are the backbone of this community, and I think that is a really special thing that doesn’t exist in a lot of places.

What can an event like Cville Pride Fest do to help the effort?

Pride guide Four vendors to anchor offerings at Cville Pride Fest

The Charlottesville Community Pride Network is experiencing a resurgence with its annual festival now in its second year back after COVID, and three local vendors will headline the event’s all-day market on September 17.

“The people here in the area are really invested in the LGBTQ+ community, and that’s a priority for the festival itself—having local vendors and entertainers, having people connected to the area,” Cville Pride President Nick Morrow says. “We’re still coming off the heels of the pandemic, so giving these folks the opportunity to book gigs … is just really heartening.”

Critter Butts

Joan Kovatch and Dylan West of Critter Butts are still working on their marquee line.

The company, which the partners tagline Queer Feral Trash Creature Art, started as an idea for underpants— specifically, undies with funky characters and captions. Now two years into operation, they’ve yet to produce a panty, but they’re having fun with designs on other canvasses.

When Critter Butts comes to Cville Pride Fest, the two-person design firm will offer T-shirts, tote bags, greeting cards, and stickers, all with their already-beloved designs, like the “be gay do crimes” squirrel and “live fast eat trash” raccoon.

Cville Pride’s new director talks LGBTQ+ rights, Pride Fest, and his own coming nuptials By Shea Gibbs

fraught. When you have a place you love so much—that you call home—not being the most welcoming, it makes it really important to serve the community.

I worked for the Pride organization in Knoxville. That was a passion project for me that launched so many things I’ve done professionally. One of the first things I did when we moved here was reach out to the Pride Network. I just said, “I would love to help.” It had been a transitional moment for the organization coming out of COVID. For an organization that puts on a big festival, being unable to gather was very difficult. I started getting really involved, and the former acting president decided to move out of the area. I talked to people throughout the organization, and they asked that I step into the role.

We are hoping to connect and amplify the community and add something cool and new. We’re not trying to be the biggest organization. We want to work alongside the people already doing incredible work. We’re in the process of nailing down the schedule, but people can definitely expect a market with local vendors. We’ll have some politicians and elected officials come and give remarks. We’ll be about six weeks out from elections here in Virginia, and that will give those people a chance to connect with the LGBTQ+ community. We’ll have local entertainers, drag performers that are so talented and wonderful, local singer-songwriters, and some other things. It’s going to be a great day for people to gather to support local businesses.

How would you describe the national mood around LGBTQ+ rights?

It feels very important this year to have a Pride celebration. It has been a wild year, just in how people in the larger political conversation are talking about LGBTQ+ rights. People are boycotting Target or Bud Light for their inclusiveness. I think that is a troubling trend. We don’t want to let these things rain on our parade during Cville Pride, and it’s important for us not to cave in to that pressure, so being out there and in even stronger force feels extra important. And that underscores my point about supporting local businesses and people that are supportive of us. We’ve seen that is not a given. Sometimes Pride celebrations can go a little corporate, and that comes on tenuous ground.

Why does Charlottesville hold its big Pride event in September instead of June?

So, June is national Pride month, but it is also jampacked with existing celebrations. A few years back, some Southern cities started moving their events to other months. Atlanta moved to October, Miami moved to April, and Richmond moved to September. We have latched ours to the weekend before Richmond’s. Also, a fun tidbit: I’m getting married on the 23rd of September, so Cville Pride Fest is the Sunday before our wedding, and the Richmond festival is the day after. It is going to be a week full of so much joy and love.

“It’s a mind-blowing opportunity,” Kovatch says. “We’re so delighted to get to share our art with such a huge and joyful crowd—and honestly a little terrified, too. We’ve never done anything nearly this big. It’ll be a blast, though, and we can’t wait to meet all the new queers who might enjoy our work.”

Queer Cville Trainers

Ryan McCarthy and his wife have been putting on movement/outdoor play events for about a year for Queer.ish.cville. In that time, McCarthy says they’ve “connected with a bunch of queer folks in the movement and self-care space.” That’s involved meeting people in countless communities—CrossFit, strongman, yoga, cycling, running, physical therapy, chiropractic...

At Cville Pride, they’ll look to bring together all those communities as Queer Cville Trainers.

“The hope is to set up a space where visitors can meet trainers, learn about welcoming places in town, and also get their hands on some fun mini-challenges,” McCarthy says. “I believe building physical strength and resilience works really well with the broader mission of Pride Fest to celebrate and empower our community and want to show people who maybe haven’t always felt welcomed in ‘gym’ spaces that they definitely do belong and can have fun in the process.”

Out & About Lounge

Festivals are all about fun in the sun, but Jason Elliott also wants to give Pride Fest-goers a place to cool off.

To that end, Elliott will offer up the Out & About Lounge, a shady space located near the festival stage with free water and sunscreen a-flowing.

“It’s a place to relax a little, but people will also be able to take pictures with the entertainers and enjoy everything the day has to offer—without roasting in the sun,” Elliott says.

An active organizer of LGBTQ+ events around town himself, Elliott says Pride Fest’s setting during Virginia Pride Week in September makes it a unique opportunity to celebrate the local community. He plans to partner with multiple local organizations, as well as an international outdoor furniture provider, to give people a comfortable spot to recharge.—Shea Gibbs

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Ageism: Easy To Fall Into, Even If You’re Aging

pectations, coming to terms with aging can be difficult. Decline is real. Mortality is real. Those are not easy things for anyone to accept. Not to mention the deep stigma about being dependent or a burden.

So, it’s not unnatural to have negative feelings and fears about growing older. And like our 95-year-old mother, it’s not unnatural to respond negatively to the sight of frail or disabled elders, especially if they are our peers, as it can remind us what might lie ahead. It’s not unnatural to want to distance ourselves from the idea of decline and death. And it’s not unnatural to wince at the sight of those frailer and less mobile than ourselves. Todd D. Nelson, a renowned psychologist who studies ageism, has called it a “prejudice against our feared future self.”

decline. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

“Ageism is the least-challenged and understood form of discrimination,” wrote Dr Kay Patterson, Australia’s outgoing age discrimination commissioner, in a recent article. “I have seen this translate into lack of interest or will by governments, businesses, and the media to invest time and resources into addressing age-related issues.”

As Patterson points out, this can lead directly to elder abuse in our society, and to the marginalization and oppression of both younger and older generations.

I met a woman recently whose mother is 95 years old and lives at home. She and her sister have been trying to convince their mother to attend a professionally run day center, like JABA’s Respite & Enrichment Center, so that she isn’t so isolated at home and they aren’t so worried about her being there when they are not. It would also provide a much-needed respite from their caregiving duties. But their moth-

thought of all the activities, the outings, the music events, the visits from young people in the community I’ve witnessed, and while I understand the attitude (my own mother was the same way), even identify with that independent spirit, the “sit around all day with a bunch of old people” comment really bothered me. I felt certain their mother wouldn’t feel that way if she spent time at the center. How is it that someone who has faced the challenges of aging can still be so ageist? And why weren’t the daughters recognizing it as such?

Given how most of us grow up with negative ideas about aging, and are bombarded with marketing that promotes “anti-aging” products, research, and regimes designed to “defy” or “fight” aging as if it were a disease, and are constantly reading news about problems associated with aging populations, it’s amazing any of us can remain positive about aging. What’s more, we like to glorify outliers, seniors climbing mountains or starting new careers, when in reality someone’s biggest challenge might be learning how to optimize the use of a cane or walker or live independently after a stroke. And even without all the negative messaging and exaggerated ex-

But here’s the thing - viewing aging negatively is aging us, hurting others, and even killing us. Researchers at Yale University have found that people with negative age beliefs earlier in life were more prone to heart attacks, strokes, and dementia later in life. Indeed, research has shown that those with negative age bias die nearly 8 years earlier than those with more positive views about aging, and that being the target of ageism or age bias can accelerate physical

Patterson called ageism “pernicious and pervasive,” pointing out that it can occur because of both malevolent or benevolent intentions, and even be internalized against ourselves. However, she also said research has shown that attitudes about aging can be “easily shifted” by even brief ageism awareness sessions, and that “contrary to the perception of cynicism and resentment between generations,” there’s a mutual understanding of life issues that exists between people of different age groups, and a real desire to support each other.

“We are more alike than we are different,” said Patterson. David McNair handles communications, media relations, and social media efforts for JABA.

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er refuses to consider that option, telling her daughters that she “doesn’t want to sit around all day with a bunch of old people.”

The woman smiled and shrugged, included a few anecdotes about how independent and stubborn her mother was, and left it at that. I thought about the wonderful older adults I’ve met at JABA’s Respite & Enrichment Center over the years, and the equally wonderful people caring for them. I

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Caroline Vain blends introspective and poetic lyrics with memorable hooks and captivating riffs. Since graduating from London College of Music in 2021, Vain has released three singles, “Casual Love,” “Better,” and “A Song For You,” a romantic and plucky exploration of the simple pleasures of platonic and romantic relationships. Vain and her band perform a show of original music and interpretive covers full of energetic guitar and fiddle solos. Free, 7pm. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellyscharlottesville.com



Modern beats meet classical virtuosity in Black Violin, a hip-hop duo from Fort Lauderdale. Classically trained musicians Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus met in high school, and got their start covering hip-hop songs on their violins in local clubs. The act has since worked with a variety of names, from Kanye West to Tom Petty, and Lupe Fiasco to Aerosmith. The duo’s new album, Take the Stairs, takes the quintessential Black Violin sound to a new level, with songs that incorporate funk, Slavonic dance, Al Green-style bass lines, and viola solos. $33–118, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com

With imaginative compositions and an eye for eclectic experimentation, guitarist and vocalist Corey Harris has his own vision of the blues. Drawing on his origins as a New Orleans street singer and his travels through the South and Cameroon, Harris takes the traditional blues formula to the next level with influences from reggae, soul, rock, and West African music. Insurrection Blues, his 20th album, sees Harris return to a solo acoustic format. With Jamie Dyer and David French. $25–30, 7pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. frontporchcville.org

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Coral grief

Kiara Pelissier’s ‘House on Fire’ brings scrutiny to an ecosystem in crisis

The heatstroke colors appear again in the dramatic sheaths of glass rods at the opposite end of the gallery. It isn’t until you see that these pieces are all titled “Scream” that you note the urgency to the upward thrust of the rods. Pelissier wants us to understand the direness of the situation: The coral—out of sight and out of mind—is screaming for our help.

“Anthropocene” refers to our current era of human domination, and features drooping clear polyps placed against a mirror. From a visual viewpoint, it’s a dazzling display of silver and glass, but it’s also a powerful memento mori. The polyps, drained of color and deflated, bear little resemblance to healthy coral. They’ve expelled the algae living in their tissues as a reaction to stress. Transparency is the final stage in coral’s death spiral before all “flesh” is gone and only a skeletal superstructure remains. It’s impossible to look at this piece without seeing ourselves reflected in the mirror, just as it’s impossible to look at what’s happening to coral without confronting our role in its demise.

“In My Lifetime,” spans decades from the 1950s to the 2020s, and presents a series of 13 glass coral clusters. Pelissier suggests movement by incorporating slightly mushed polyps into her arrangements to mimic the swaying of ocean currents. The early clusters are luscious explosions of colored glass. It’s not until the 1980s, when the first mass bleaching event occurred, that we begin to see white clusters. After 2000, there are no more entirely colored ones, just predominantly white with only a few bright-hued polyps. The last three have lost not just their color, but most of their mass, leaving behind skeletons.

Wednesday 8/30 music

Berto and Matt. Latin guitar night. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

Jim Waive. Classic country tunes from the man with a velvet voice and impressive beard. Free, 7pm. Blue Moon Diner, 606 W. Main St. bluemoondiner.net

Open Mic Night. Charlottesville’s longestrunning open mic night. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Diner, 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436

The Wailers. Music that embodies the spirit of the ‘70s reggae movement. $28–32, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com

Wavelength. Locally sourced cuisine, brews, and music. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskey jarcville.com

Karaoke. Have a drink—it will sound better. Free, 9:30pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com

William Tyler & The Impossible Truth. William Tyler Goes West on new studio album. $20, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

Wind Down Wednesdays with Cake Fight. Unwind with acoustic music and a stunning view of the sunset. Free, 6pm. Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl. chilesfamilyorchards.com


Paint & Sip: Sunflowery Day. Paint, sip, and repeat. $40, 6pm. Pro Re Nata, 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. catelynkelseydesigns.com

The Art of Cocktails. An afternoon of mixology, education, and, most importantly, tasting. $25, 4pm. Quirk Hotel, 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com


Coral reefs are wondrous marvels of natural beauty. They are both living things and ecosystems for a myriad assortment of other creatures, and are a vital link in the chain of life. It’s estimated that 1 billion people benefit from coral reefs in the form of food, coastal protection, clean sea water, and income from tourism and fishing.

With “House on Fire” at Quirk Gallery, Kiara Pelissier uses glass to draw attention to the existential threat the earth and all its inhabitants are facing as our climate changes and temperatures rise. Pelissier focuses on the devastation happening to coral reefs around the globe. These beautiful animals are struggling to survive in an environment that is becoming untenable. Mass bleaching events, unknown until the 1980s, are now common occurrences in our oceans, which absorb 93 percent of the heat trapped by CO2.

Each coral is made up of polyps that are attached to a reef at one end, and have an open mouth surrounded by tentacles at the other. One of the most remarkable things about coral is its symbiotic relationship with algae. Each coral polyp contains millions of

algae cells, called zooxanthellae. The coral provides them with an environment in which to thrive and photosynthesize, which, in turn, helps sustain the coral. At night, corals become active, extending their stinging tentacles to capture floating plankton.

Coral polyps are actually transparent—it’s the zooxanthellae that provides the pigment that gives coral its vivid and varied color. Coral can be hard or soft. It lives and grows connected to other corals. Soft corals resemble plants. Hard corals use the calcium in seawater to form outer skeletons that become the structural basis of a coral reef. Bleached coral is not dead, but without the algae inside, it is more at risk for starvation and disease, and if the situation doesn’t improve, it will die.

Taking the title of the show from Greta Thunberg’s famous 2019 Davos speech, Pelissier continues the metaphor of the burning house with the introduction of a portion of a roof. Her intention is to bring what’s happening out of sight, beneath the sea, quite literally home. Pelissier’s roof is mostly white, interspersed with cobalt, amethyst, and lime-green tiles—the white alludes to bleaching and the other distinctive colors appear in certain corals when they experience heatstroke. The message is clear: The roof, our home, our planet, like the coral, is in mortal peril.

A video features Pelissier producing one of these blooms. It’s magical watching the molten bubble of glass being pushed down onto the arrangement of upside-down polyps, and then the whole weighty thing lifted and plunged into the fiery glory hole (the name given to the furnace used for reheating the glass during its manufacture). You can feel the heat and sense the effort and determination involved in producing blown glass pieces of this scale and complexity.

Fire and heat have special relevance to those who work with blown glass. Pelissier herself has experienced the profoundly deleterious effects of exposure to hot temperatures, developing an allergic reaction to the heat she needs to produce her work. It got so bad, she almost abandoned glassblowing altogether, pausing her practice for a full six years. Fortunately, she has figured out a way to limit her exposure and also limit the amount of time her 2,000-degree furnace is on—a necessary piece of equipment that she acknowledges is not exactly green. She is helped in this effort by the fact that her current pieces are composed of numerous smaller elements that form each coral cluster, allowing her to organize her production in stages so as to use the furnace as efficiently as possible.

Like many of us during the pandemic, Pelissier turned to Netflix for some welcome diversion. Watching Chasing Coral introduced her to the plight of coral and inspired this body of work. It is a galvanizing documentary, well worth your time. The artist is donating a percentage of sales to coral reef rehabilitation and research.

Oldboy Director Park Chan-wook’s nervejangling tale of vengeance, newly restored for its 20th anniversary. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Slotherhouse A sorority house is haunted by a killer who’s crafty, cunning—and shockingly cuddly. $10, 9:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com Trivia. Show off your trivia knowledge and win prizes, including gift cards, merch, and free drinks. Free, 7pm. Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. dairymarketcville.com

Thursday 8/31 music

Berto & Vincent. Good times and tunes. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

Corey Harris with Jamie Dyer and David French. An evening with renowned guitarist and songwriter Corey Harris, and openers Jamie Dyer and David French. $25–30, 6:30pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. frontporchcville.org

Ron Gentry. Acoustic tunes. Free, 5pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com

Suppertime Slowdown with DJ Honeysuckle Vines. Slooow jams. Free, 6pm. Blue Moon Diner, 606 W. Main St. bluemoondiner.net

Tailgate Thursdays with Robert Jospé Band. The final tailgate of the season with live music and freshly shucked oysters by Oyster Catcher Sea Farms. Free, 6pm. Stinson Vineyards, 4744 Sugar Hollow Rd., Crozet. stinsonvineyards.com

The Cows. Rock as reggae, reggae as ska, and ska as rock, after too much Grateful

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Glass artist Kiara Pelissier reproduces the tragic effects of climate change on the planet’s coral reefs in her show “House on Fire” at Quirk Gallery through September 29. COURTESY

Dead. Free, 9:30pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com

Thursday Evening Sunset Series with The Unsuitables. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy live music, food trucks, drinks, and a stunning view of the sunset. $10, 6pm. Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl. chilesfamilyorchards.com


Sunset Market. Sunset your work week with fresh produce, artisan goods, and more. Free, 5pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org

Friday 9/1 music

Black Violin. The American hip-hop duo is comprised of two classically trained string instrumentalists, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste. $33-118, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jefferson theater.com

Chickenhead Blues Band. Boogie-woogie, up beat, rhythm, and blues dance. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Diner, 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436

Dara James and the Soul Disciples. Blues, R&B, and a whole lot of soul. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com

Fridays After Five: Ebony Groove. Go-Go, R&B, and jazz, with DJ Flatline. Free, 5:30pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. tingpavilion.com

Mad Maxx & The Groove Train Band. ‘80s tributes. Free, 7pm. Pro Re Nata, 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. prnbrewery.com

Sunset Soirée with Armistead’s Army. Live music with oysters by Salty Bottom Blue. Free, 6pm. Chisholm Vineyards at Adventure Farm, 1135 Clan Chisholm Ln., Earlysville. chisholmvineyards.com


Friday Night Writes: A Reading Series for Emerging Writers. Performing short stories, poetry, and music. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St. ndbookshop.com


Sober Cville No Blackout Night Out. Music and crafts. $40, 6:30pm. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.com

Saturday 9/2 music

Berto Sales and Vincent Zorn. Enjoy wine and music with friends. Free, 2:30pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com

Mackenzie Roark with Jacob Paul Allen & The Flood. Roark draws inspiration from classic country, ‘70s folk, and rock ‘n’ roll, while Allen leans more on the traditional side of country with ‘90s Americana influences. Free, 7pm. Pro Re Nata, 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. prnbrewery.com

Mojo Pie. Susan Munson and Frank Bechter take the stage. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com


Storytime. Readings of recent favorites and classics. Free, 11am. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com


Family Sip & Paint. Create an acrylic masterpiece in this family-friendly class. $35, 11am. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.com

Tale of fire and ice

C’ville’s metal scene has an unlikely new spark

If the origin story of local metal band Age of Fire were a rom-com, there wouldn’t be a dry eye in the theater at this point. Put on some Evanescence and try to dig it.

Boy meets girl in South Florida in 1982— but in this case, the girl is heavy metal. After six years of being in love with the girl, something comes of the relationship: a band’s eponymous debut album, Age of Fire

The boy and girl part ways all too soon. He moves to Charlottesville, Virginia. After 20 years, the boy makes contact with the girl in 2008. But it’s not the same. For the boy, the girl is frozen in time, a memory of his youth. He’s unable to save her from the nothing she’s become (sorry, Evanescence).

Finally, three decades after first falling for the girl, the boy decides he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back. He wins the girl’s affection again, and their torrid love affair resumes.

The boy here is Greg Brown, founding member of the now-resurgent Age of Fire. In 2018, after re-releasing his band’s debut album for the second time in 30 years, he decided to grab fate by the collar and reform. Just five years later, the band is touring to support its second album. They’ve played Atlanta, Birmingham, Myrtle Beach, and several dates in Europe. They’ve announced a streaming show on September 5 from In Your Ear Studios in Richmond, and will head to L.A. to play the Whiskey a Go Go, opening for Burning Witches, on December 6. And in the meantime, they’ll be back in the studio this fall to work on the band’s second full-length album—on Sliptrick Records— since getting back together.

“I’m laser-focused on what we are trying to do,” says Brown. “Richmond has been great to us—really embraced us. In this town, metal doesn’t seem to be very well supported. It’s a different beast.”

Charlottesville’s metal scene has been beset by recent losses, both of venues and promising acts. And while Brown admits he operates in “a bit of a bubble,” he’s never given up on the genre, even while pursuing others after Age of Fire disbanded in 1993.

Brown returned to metal around 2012, after a cancer diagnosis. With a chemo port implanted in his chest, the classical guitar he had come to favor became impractical. The smaller body on his old electrics didn’t rub against the port, and the less technical ax work made playing easier, given his limited mobility.

“I was always into the shredders: Metallica, Megadeth,” Brown says. “But that’s actually

the same thing that attracted me to classical and flamenco, the virtuosity of it.”

Working mostly from old-but-never-released recordings, Brown put together a new Age of Fire LP in late 2018, the same year he released the band’s debut for the third time. He “threw it up on the web,” he says, and people listened.

The 10-track Obsidian Dreams, Age of Fire’s first new record in 30 years, caught the attention of Sliptrick Records. Delighted, surprised, and humbled, Brown put together a band. He found a local bass player in Mike Heck and joined forces with a new lead vocalist, Laura Viglione. In 2020, Age of Fire released its first album of all new music since the band formed in 1988: Shades of Shadow. A European tour followed. It was more than Brown could’ve dreamed of when Metallica’s Kill ’Em All first made him fall in love with metal.

Heck and Viglione left the group after the Shades of Shadow tour, but Brown was undaunted. He found another local bass player and drummer and decided to retake Age of Fire’s lead vocals. The latest iteration of the band independently released an EP, Through the Tempest, last year, and it’s been well received by indie pubs.

Brown says Age of Fire still has a strong following in Europe, and he’s optimistic about the future, including the forthcoming album on Sliptrick. “Metal is starting to pick up,” Brown says. “It’s still huge overseas. In the United States in the ’90s, we went grunge, but the rest of the world didn’t.”

Age of Fire’s music has been described as dabbling in various heavy metal subgenres, including thrash, symphonic, melodic, and progressive. But for those who grew up with the ’90s shredders like Brown, it’s Metallica they’ll hear first.

Now, what’s old is new again. Age of Fire has been played on more than 1,000 traditional and satellite radio stations around the world after an unheard of four-decade hiatus. The band has attracted attention from media outlets from Portugal to Slovakia to Norway, and endorsements from Solar Guitars, Scorpion drumsticks, and Dirtbag clothing.

Still, Age of Fire isn’t Brown’s full-time gig. By day, he’s an educational services representative for Guitar Center’s Music & Arts. He says working with music teachers to develop in-school programming frees him up to make his own tunes on weekends and during summers.

As Brown tries to help kickstart the local metal scene, he looks back on his career and thinks of all the young musicians who could use a push toward his favorite music genre.

“I feel bad. … I ran a music store in this town for many years, and kids would come in playing Pantera licks or whatever,” he says. “I would think, ‘Where do these kids play?’ There doesn’t seem to be a supported infrastructure in this town for this type of music, and I would have been lost without it my entire life.”

Watch Age of Fire’s livestream performance on September 5 at In Your Ear Studios via youtube.com/@shockoesessionslive.

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“Metal is starting to pick up. It’s still huge overseas. In the United States in the ’90s, we went grunge, but the rest of the world didn’t.” GREG BROWN
Age of Fire rekindled it’s ’90s metal sound after founder Greg Brown (center) put some of the band’s early recordings online, and “people listened.”



Tuesday 9/5 | Ting Pavilion


Saturday 9/2


Charlottesville City Market. Shop seasonal local produce, homemade baked goods, authentic cultural foods, wares from artisans of various disciplines, and more. Free, 9am. Charlottesville City Market, 100 Water St. E. charlottesville.gov

Chess. All ages and skills welcome. Free, 10am. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org

Drag Bonanza. With hosts Bebe Gunn and Cherry Possums. $12-15, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry leads a rebellion when new, and wicked, management takes over Hogwarts. $10, 11am. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Rockfish River Rodeo. Featuring local bands, beverages, food, artisan vendors, professional cowboys, raging bulls, barrel racing, mutton busting, bucking broncos, and more. $30 and up, 3pm. Blue Toad Hard Cider and High View Farm, 462 Winery Ln., Roseland. bluetoadhardcider.com

Sit, Stay, Crozet Dog Fest. Start the day with a dog jog, and enjoy live music, food, drinks, and check out adoption opportunities. Free, 11am. Claudius Crozet Park, 1075 Claudius Crozet Pk., Crozet. crozetdogfest.com

Sunday 9/3


Castle in the Sky Brunch. A mysterious young woman descends from the clouds and sets off a high-flying adventure. $10, 10:30am. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Grease Singalong Movie Party. Belt it out with John and Olivia. $13, 3:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Inception Life could be a dream, or a nightmare, for Leonardo DiCaprio and his team of “extractors”in Christopher Nolan’s mind-blowing thriller. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Monday 9/4


Gin & Jazz. The Brian Caputo Trio performs in the Château Lobby Bar. Free, 5:30pm. Oakhurst Inn, 100 Oakhurst Cir. oakhurst inn.com


Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick’s nerve-rattling chronicle of a platoon struggling for survival in Vietnam. $5, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com




Caamp. The American folk trio recently released its fourth studio album, Lavender Days. $50-65, 7pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ting pavilion.com

Thunder Music Karaoke. Show off your singing skills or just enjoy the show. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Diner, 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436

Tunesday Tuesdays with The House Sauce. Josh Mayo and The House Sauce host regional and local acts. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com

Vincent Zorn. Olé. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

Vinyl Night. BYO record to play and get $1 off pints. Free, 4pm. Starr Hill Brewery, Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. dairymarket cville.com


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Three Notch’d Run Club. Log some miles and enjoy a $5 post-run beer. Free, 6pm. Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second St. SE. threenotchdbrewing.com etc.

Family Game Night. Games for all ages, including corn hole, Jenga, and board games. Free, 5pm. Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. dairymarketcville.com

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Teams of two to six people play for prizes and bragging rights. Free, 8pm. Firefly, 1304 E. Market St. fireflycville.com

Go for Beginners. Learn about and play the ancient strategic Chinese board game Go. Free, 2pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org

Berto & Vincent. Fiesta. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. south andcentralgrill.com

The Lady Vanishes The disappearance of an elderly friend leads a young woman into an espionage plot in Alfred Hitchcock’s twisty mystery. $7, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

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September exhibitions

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library 2450 Old Ivy Rd. Permanent exhibitions include “Flowerdew Hundred: Unearthing Virginia’s History” and “Declaring Independence: Creating and Recreating America’s Document.”

Angelo Jewelry 220 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Diamonds & Rust,” mixed-media paintings by Patte Reider Ormsby. Through October 28. First Fridays opening.

Botanical Fare 421 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “Familiar Scenes: Recent Landscapes in Oil” by Randy Baskerville. Through September 4.

Chroma Projects Inside Vault Virginia, Third St. SE. “Throwing Shadows,” oil paintings by Ashe Lauglin. Through September 29. First Fridays opening.

The Connaughton Gallery McIntire School of Commerce, Rouss & Robertson Halls. “Landscapes and Georgia O’Keefe Revisited,” alkyd oil paints on canvas, MDF panels, and textile/multimedia works by Eric T. Allen and the Fiber and Stitch Art Collective. Through December 8.

Crozet Artisan Depot 5791 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. “Simply Stated Elegance,” Cindy Liebel’s jewelry, inspired by contemporary architecture and abstract line art, and “Views of Serenity,” contemporary impressionist paintings by Lee Nixon. Through September.

Meet the artists September 16 at 1pm.

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. “The Art of Humor,” handmade figurines by polymer clay artist, comic, and sculptor Derek Brown. Through September. First Fridays opening.

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA 155 Rugby Rd., UVA Grounds. Exhibitions include “Look Three Ways: Maya Painted Pottery,” “Processing Abstraction,” and “N’Dakinna Landscapes Acknowledged.”

The Greencroft Club 575 Rodes Dr. “Flowers and Barns,” watercolors and oils by Linda Abbey. Through September 30.

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 Fourth St. NW. The “Sally Hemings University Connecting Threads” exhibition encapsulates the semester-long work of students of UVA’s Sally Hemings’ University. Through September 9.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA 400 Worrell Dr. “Three Women from Wirrimanu,” paintings by Black Indigenous women artists Eubena Nampitjin, Muntja Nungurrayi, and Lucy Yukenbarri Napanangka. Through December 3.

Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Rd. “Canopy,” works by Susan McAlister. Through October 29. Opens September 15.

McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW.

In the Smith Gallery, pine resin sculptures by Frank Shepard. In the first floor galleries, “Textures: Hard and Soft” by Jill Kerttula and “Whimsy” by Michael Firkaly and Karen Rexrode. In the second floor gallery, a member group show of photography. In the Associates Gallery, “Animals.”

New City Arts 114 Third St. NE. “Color is Light,” two- and three-dimensional abstract pieces by Edie Read. Through September 28.

First Fridays opening.

PVCC Gallery V. Earl Dickinson Building, 501 College Dr. In the North Gallery, “Beyond the Office Door.” In the South Gallery, the Annual Faculty exhibition.

Quirk Gallery 499 W. Main St. “House on Fire,” glass works by Kiara Pelissier and her team. Through September 29.

The Ruffin Gallery McIntire Department of Art at UVA, 179 Culbreth Rd. “Murmuration,” former art students, colleagues, and mentors of Elizabeth Schoyer combine energy, moving through the air, connecting creative visions, and converging. Through October 6.

The Scrappy Elephant 1745 Allied St., Ste C. “This is Creative Reuse IV,” mixed-media works using wood samples, paper, and beads, brought together through embroidery by Ellen Kanzinger. Through October 1.

Second Street Gallery 115 Second St. SE.

In the Dové Gallery, “People in Empty Places,” new paintings by Lev Keatts. In the Main Gallery, “Teeny Tiny Trifecta 6,” a group exhibition and fundraiser. Through September 29. First Fridays opening.

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 500 Martha Jefferson Dr. On the second floor, oil paintings by Susan Lang in the Cancer Center hallway and photography by Michael Marino in the Outpatient Lab hallway. On the third floor Labor & Delivery hallway, oil paintings by Linda Staiger. Through October 9.

Studio Ix 969 Second St. SE. “Sentimental Sediments: Ochre, Madder, Indigo,” new works by Laura Josephine Snyder, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, and Jeremy Seth Taylor, including a wall painting and a group of works exploring homemade inks and paints. Through October 1.

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. An exhibition that includes a rare engraving of the Declaration of Independence. Through December.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charlottesville 717 Rugby Rd. “Face It, Your Fascinating?” showcases portraits by Alan Kindler. Through September.

Visible Records 1740 Broadway St. “Heirloom,” collages by Caro Campos and paintings and sculpture work by Dorothy Li. First Fridays opening.

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Eric T. Allen at The Connaughton Gallery Ellen Kanzinger at The Scrappy Elephant Lev Keatts at Second Street Gallery Lesley Wood at PVCC Gallery Derek Brown at C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery Ashe Lauglin at Chroma Projects
Alan Kindler at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charlottesville Susan McAlister at Les Yeux du Monde
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CHISWELL FARM WINERY 2022 Sauvignon Blanc

Newly released is our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc! Bright and zippy, this wine has a crisp and clean palate to help beat the summer heat. Enjoy notes of lychee, grapefruit, star fruit, and kiwi while sipping in one of our Adirondack chairs overlooking the vineyard. Pair with a seafood boil, grilled chicken, or strawberry shortcake!

With a glass of one of our award winning wines, enjoy the beautiful scenery from our lawn, or a cozy chair inside, where you’ll discover a variety of inviting spaces. There are many options for outdoor seating, including rocking chairs on the covered porch and dining tables on the lawn for small groups. You’re also welcome to bring your own folding chairs and blankets to sit further out on the hill. All seating is first-come, first-served. Ages 21+, no dogs or other pets permitted on the property. For a family-friendly experience, visit our wine shops at Chiles Peach Orchard or Carter Mountain Orchard. Make sure to check out our exciting events calendar online to stay up-to-date on all things happening at Chiswell!

Wine is currently available by the glass, flight, or bottle. We have a full menu of seasonal boards, paninis, small bites and snacks to pair well with any of our wines (outside food is not permitted). Wine sales stop 30 minutes prior to closing.

Fridays - Summer Sundowns with live music, special food & wine menus, and sunsets!

Sundays - Brunch featuring mimosas with juices from our farmgrown fruit.

September 4th - Sippin’ Monday- open on Labor Day!

Hours: Wed-Sun 11 am – 5:30 pm

430 Greenwood Rd, Greenwood, VA 22943 434.252.2947 • www.chilesfamilyorchards.com/chiswell


2022 Shannon Hill White

Its that time of summer where you just need an everyday, easy going, slightly chilled white wine that says “take it easyl”. Our 2022 Shannon Hill White will fill that and not break the bank either. A blend of 74 % Vidal Blanc, 23% Viognier and 3% Chardonnay is medium bodied with crisp acidity and notes of yellow peaches, apple blossom and orange. Aged in stainless, 151 cases made, it is the perfect summer wine enjoyed with light snacks and friends!

A few notes from winegrower and owner, Dave Drillock:

If you are planning a visit, come for the wine and enjoy the chill. We are down to earth and love to share our enthusiasm for wine. We just revel in what we do, growing, making and selling wine!

Open 7 days a week, 11am to 5pm, we offer our 100% Virginia wine by the bottle, glass, flight or tasting. Enjoy your visit at our meadow-like setting in rural Louisa County. We offer wellspaced indoor and outdoor 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. Our friendly staff

focuses on serving quality wine at a great escape! For more information, visit our website, www.53rdwinery.com.

August 31st - open till 8pm with awesome Blue Ridge Pizza food truck and live music.

Sept. 2nd- Live music by Haze & Dace, plus our next Winegrowing Education Series

Sept. 3rd - Live music by Stratus (1-4 pm)

Sept. 9th- Shrimp Boil with live music by Billy Brockman

Open 7 days a week, 11 am – 5 pm 13372 Shannon Hill Rd Louisa, VA 23093 (540) 894-5474 • 53rdwinery.com


Cider Cocktails!

Enjoy our perfect option for brunch- our Cider cocktails on these warm weekends and afternoons! Pair with our featured burrata with fresh fig, peach, grilled bread, blackberry, mint, and a balsamic glaze

Visiting Castle Hill Cider

Our expansive cider barn features a variety of ample seating including Adirondack chairs overlooking the rolling countryside and lake; farm tables for larger parties; as well as bistro seating and cozy couches for smaller

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groups. Inside the Tasting Room, you’ll find bistro seating and a roaring fireplace. Outdoors, there are a variety of options including patio and firepit seating available year-round (weather permitting), and plenty of green space to walk the grounds or throw a football. Come check out our new food and cider cocktail menu!

Castle Hill Cider welcomes all guests! We offer non-alcoholic beverage options and a delicious food menu. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are also welcome both indoors and outside. Dogs must remain leashed and with their owners at all times.

Thursdays - Live Music from 5-8 with Travis Elliott and Friends!

Sundays – Live music every Sunday! Check our calendar for the weekend lineup.


Thursday 1-8pm

Friday 1-7pm

Saturday 11am-5pm

Sunday 11am-5pm

6065 Turkey Sag Rd. Keswick, VA 22947 Tasting Room Text/Call: 434.365.9429 www.castlehillcider.com



Letizia is made from 100% Chambourcin which was picked, processed and fermented specifically for sparkling wine. Chambourcin’s great acidity and fruit flavors are well suited to sparkling rosé; and unique to Letizia is the ripeness at which the grapes are picked. The riper fruit yields bright raspberry aromas along with notes pineapple and guava. Refreshing acidity is balanced by natural residual sugar, which further contributes to tropical fruit flavors on the palate. Vividly pink, vigorously bubbly, and vibrantly fruity.

CrossKeys Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located in the heart of beautiful

Shenandoah Valley. Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management and yield balance to achieve 100% estate-grown wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and soils here at CrossKeys.

Our first vines were planted in 2001 and we have only grown since then. Our 125-acre estate currently houses more than 30 acres of vines with plans for more planting in the future. We currently grow 12 varietals of grapes all used to produce our one of a kind award-winning wines. We offer wine tastings throughout the day. Our knowledgeable tasting room associates will guide you through tasting our wines whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran. We love large groups and want to make sure your experience at CrossKeys Vineyards is extraordinary. We request that large groups call the vineyard 48 hours in advance to

Fridays- Finally Friday! With light fare and plenty of wine from our bistro.

Open Daily from 11- 7pm 6011 E Timber Ridge Rd, Mt Crawford, VA 22841 (540) 234-0505 https://crosskeysvineyards.com/


2022 Pet gNat Fun, with fizz! This Pétillant Naturel, a wilder version of sparkling wine, is crisp, refreshing, full of citrus notes, and yeasty. We’ve given the name a tongue-incheek twist and are sure it’s going to be a summertime favorite!  Live music every weekend! Including a special Christmas in July concert July 22nd! Also available are our new Wine Education & Exploration Classes starting July 16th. We also have


Petit Rosé

Never heard of Petit Rosé before?  Neither had we until our Rosé blending workshop earlier this year.  Sitting at a table covered with beakers and flasks, one team, having measured one too many milliliters and tasted one (or a few?) too many blends, decided to throw in the towel and just blend half Rosé with half Petit Manseng.  In a stroke of genius (think “your peanut butter in my chocolate”), these workshop participants inadvertently created the winning blend and now a fan favorite. With notes of honey, strawberry and lemon, it is the perfect summer wine.

For more information or to join one of our Fall blending workshops, check out the details on our website or join our mailing list.


Thursdays: $5 Glasses (wine, cider and beer), Live Music, Chip Pairings With Beer Flights

Fridays: Virginia Oyster & Wine Celebration With Live Music

Saturdays: Live Music

set up a reserved group tasting. The group will have a reserved table, staffing, and a cheese plate included with price.

Mon-Thurs - Winery Tours (by reservation only) at 12:30 pm

Sundays - Brunch with live music!

started Massage Above the Vines: a chance to relax among the vines at DuCard Vineyards with fresh air, views of the hills, and bodywork tailored to relax and release. Check out our website for more details and info!

Weekends - Live music all weekend long! Check out our lineup on our website!

Friday Nights - Friday Night Out with half-priced wine flights, $20 kebab plates, and grills for those who wish to BYO dinners!

Sept 1st-30th - Sipping For Sapplings Tree Giveaway all month. Buy a bottle, and get a sapling to plant for free!

Open daily – Mon-Thurs. 12-5 pm Fri. 12-9 pm Sat/Sun. 12-6 pm

40 Gibson Hollow Ln • Etlan, VA 22719 (540) 923-4206


Sundays: Music Bingo, Paint & Sip (see calendar on website for specifics)


It’s blueberry season on the farm.  Enjoy specials like Blueberry & Pistachio Baked Brie and Blueberry Lemonade Chardonnay Slushies.

Enjoy our House-Made Flatbreads, Sandwiches, Bruschetta, Soups, Salads, Sugarbear Ice Cream, Curated Picnics and more!

Weekday lunch specials Monday through Friday.

10% off bottles on Wednesdays

What about the kids?

Kids can share in the experience with their own juice tasting flights and cheese boards!


Winery Hours: WednesdaySaturday (12-8 PM); Sunday,

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Monday and Tuesday (12-5 PM)

Pet friendly and large groups are welcome.  Ample indoor and outdoor seating.

Rt 20 near the intersection with Avon Extended (5 mi from Downtown Mall) Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 264-6727 www.eastwoodfarmandwinery.com


2022 Ené

Just in time for summer, we’re proud to announce the release of our first non-alcoholic wine. Perhaps a first for the Monticello Wine Trail? Made from 100% estate grown Vidal Blanc, the 2022 Ené features the same zesty citrus and floral notes as our popular Virginia Verde. Enjoy it on its own, or as a freshly-made lime spritzer available upon request in our tasting room.

Visiting Hark:

Hark Vineyards is a family-owned winery focused on the belief that beautiful views and delicious wine can bring people together. Children and well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome. We welcome — and encourage — you to bring a picnic and enjoy the experience our estate offers.  Some picnic foods such as cheese, charcuterie, jams, crackers, and chocolate are available for purchase. Food trucks and live music most Saturdays from MarchNovember; check our website and social media for details. Our grapes love it here. We think you will, too.

Upcoming events

Sept. 2nd– Salty Bottom Blue Oysters + Robert Jospe Quartet


Friday – Sunday / 12 noon – 6pm

434-964-9463 (WINE)

1465 Davis Shop Rd, Earlysville, VA 22936 www.harkvineyards.com


Red, White, and PinkBubbly!

Suil white sparkling wine is made from 100% Viognier done in the traditional methode Champagnoise,

with notes of green apple. Erotes is our rosé sparkling made of 100% Touriga Nacional with flavors of fresh summer berries, and a crisp finish. Knots and Shuttles is our first red sparkling made from Tannat grapes, with deep red fruit flavors and a dry effervescent finish.

New: Team Building Events! Horton will work with your organization to create a unique Wine Experience for your next team building event! Build your work team’s bonds by creating your own wine, bottling and labeling it together. There are different tiers of the experience to completely customize your day. Inquire by calling 540-832-7440 or email info@ hortonwine.com.


Want to work in a fun and unique industry? Come visit us at Horton! We’re looking for tasting room staff to help make memorable experiences for our guests, build our local wine club, and so much more. Give us a call or email for more information: info@ hortonwine.com

Open Daily from 10 am – 5 pm

6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, Virginia (540) 832-7440 • www.hortonwine.com


2021 Chardonnay

The nose is quite pronounced with an abundance of wet rock, slate, chalk, and stone fruit character. With aeration the wine shows a touch more tropical tones, but this

is a focused and mineral driven wine. The palate is dry with bracing initial acidity before stone and mineral characters come to the fore. Vibrant flavors of green apple, meyer lemon with crystalline acidity and just a touch of baking spices and doughy bread on the palate.

Tasting Room Hours

We look forward to continuing to serve all of our wonderful guests this winter during our daily hours of 10am-5pm (last pour at 4:45). We offer first come, first served seating under our tent or open seating in our outdoor courtyard. Wine is available by the flight, glass and bottle at our inside or outside service bars, with bar service inside on the weekends! A selection of pre-packaged meats, cheeses, crackers, and spreads are available for purchase as well as our new food truck which is currently open Wednesday- Sunday from 12p-4p

Bring the family or friends and enjoy live music every Saturday from 124p or play a fun 9 hole of miniature golf on our new course!

Every other Wednesday- Wine

Down Wednesday with live music from 5-8:30, check out our website for updates on who’s playing!

Sept. 4th -Labor Day Live Music with the Waterfalls Trio

Sept. 10th- Mini Menagerie Petting Zoo!

1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, Virginia 22947

Tasting Room: (434) 244-3341 ext 105 tastingroom@keswickvineyards.com www.keswickvineyards.com


2020 Vidal Blanc

Just released. A perfect summer wine. Full of zest with notes of apricot, peach, orange, papaya, hazelnut and caramel. Perfect for a summer picnic or an evening on the porch night! Savor it as a part of our tasting flights or by the bottle.

August Hours: Friday 12pm to Sunset; Saturday 12pm to 6pm; Monday + Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Sept. 1st – Book World Meets Wine World

Sept. 9th  - Yoga at the Vineyard will take place from 9:15-10:15 am with Instructor Briana (Registration required via our website or Tock page)

Sept. 16 - Join us as we explore Rosés from 6 Virginia wineries; Quièvremont Winery, Ox-Eye Vineyards, Jump Mountain Winery, Fifty Third Winery, Eastwood Winery, and your host, Revalation Vineyards. Each Rosé will be accompanied with a carefully selected food pairing curated by a local chef. Mingling at 5:30 and Dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets available on our website.

2710 Hebron Valley Road, Madison, VA 22727 540-407-1236 www.revalationvineyards.com

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Commonwealth of Virginia VA. CODE § 8.01-316

Albemarle County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Commonwealth of Virginia, in re: SMZ

The object of this suit is to terminate residual parental rights in SMZ (dob 06/01/2010) and aprove foster care plan with adoption goal.

It is ORDERED that Moises Morales appear at the above-named Court and protect his or her interests on or before October 10, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.


Judge Pather


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Study for Prediabetes

Men and women with prediabetes and/or obesity, 18-55 years old are needed for a research study about the effects of exercise on the stomach hormone, ghrelin. Study involves exercise tests on a stationary bike, x-rays (DEXA and CT Scan), oral glucose tolerance test, vascular test, questionnaires, and blood draws. This study is spread out over 5 visits (1 visit per week every 3 weeks for men, visits spread out over 2.5 months for women, each visit lasting about 3.5-4 hours).

Compensation for study completion is up to $200.00.

Principal Investigator: Art Weltman, PhD

Contact: UVA Kinesiology Kara Anderson

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Name: Lewis Reining.

Age: 33.

Pronouns: He/him.

Hometown: Seoul (birthplace), Purcellville (grew up).

Job: Producer & operations director (i.e. keeping the station running).

First job: Language practice assistant with Rosetta Stone’s online courses. Worst thing about living here: Housing.

Best thing about living here: The people.

Favorite restaurant: Doma.

Where do you start and end a night out: The apartment, a real homebody. Who is your hero: Anyone who does something creative and puts themselves out there.

Best advice you ever got: Be curious.

Proudest accomplishment: Being part of WTJU’s growth this last decade.

Describe a perfect day: Eat a curry croquette, play games with my partner, read xianxia, check email and phone at midnight to find no fires or problems.

What’s something about yourself that people would be surprised to learn: Published author (piece on experiences as Korean adoptee in Seoul).

If you could be reincarnated as a person or thing, what would you be: Shiba inu in a loving family with a huge yard.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for: Politicians with a non-theistic moral compass, living wage, just justice system.

Do you have any pets: None, hope to have some again someday soon.

Most embarrassing moment: Slid down my back porch when I was a kid and got a splinter in my butt, had to go to the E.R.

Favorite movie and/or show: “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.”

Favorite book: So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane.

What is music to you: Another sense, another way of seeing the world and ourselves.

Favorite musician: Recently, Willi Carlisle.

What are you listening to right now: “Nobody” by The Crane Wives (Dogtown Studio version).

Go-to karaoke song: “Congratulations” by Eric Nam.

Favorite radio show: “World Turning.”

Favorite radio personality: Ed Walker.

How was your first time on air: Exhilarating and easier than I imagined. Who’d play you in a movie: Marutaro.

Celebrity crush: Sa-Roc.

Most used app on your phone: Milanote.

Last text you sent: “Yup we can do thay”

Most used emoji: :3 Subject that causes you to rant: Health care or video game monetization.

Best journey you ever went on: Study abroad to Seoul, South Korea.

Next journey: Starting a radio drama-centric YouTube channel.

Favorite word: Solid.

Hottest take: In certain professions like radio, where someone is always on or broadcasting, 9-5/hard blackout times aren’t viable.

What have you forgotten today: To unfreeze fish for dinner. Again.

On air

Whatever the occasion—a morning commute, an all-night study sesh, or Sunday brunch—WTJU has the radio hour you need. The station was founded in 1955, and today Lewis Reining is one of the producers who helps keep the music playing and the conversation flowing. Reining, who’s been with the station for over a decade, was recently named one of 22 rising stars in public media by national news source Current. Reining was recognized for the impact he’s made at WTJU, and his hard work, which has directly contributed to the station’s growth. Tune in at wtju.net

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