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UVA doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a hotbed of political activism. It’s a big old school, full of plenty of people who are pretty set in their ways; its alumni cling to their blue-and-orange bow ties and bawdy fraternity songs. But even at an institution like that, the record shows that student activism can make a real difference. Take the Living Wage Campaign, for example, one of the dozens of student groups that have fought to change the school from the periphery in the last few decades. The living wage group was founded in the 1990s to call for increased wages for the university’s employees. In 2006, students staged a sit-in in the office of then-president John Casteen, and 17 were arrested. Finally, in 2019, the administration announced that both staff and contract workers at the school will be paid a minimum of $15 per hour. Over the years, UVA’s student activists have sounded off to support coeducation, racial justice, and more. Now, they’re lobbying the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuels, in an effort to ensure that the institution isn’t actively responsible for the ongoing environmental degradation threatening all manner of life on earth (p. 15). I applaud the students for their efforts, I urge them to keep up the fight, and I hope the administration is listening. —Ben Hitchcock

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—Bedford resident Joe Krcmaric, talking about Congressman Bob Good in a Washington Post profile of the far-right legislator

NEWS Pulled the Woolley over our eyes Charlottesville’s almost-city manager Marc Woolley spoke with Bloomberg Law last week about why he quit job the day before he was supposed to start. Woolley cited family reasons when he announced that he was pulling out of the role earlier this month, but sang a different tune last week. ‘“There’s just no way that an interim person can work underneath that craziness,” he told Bloomberg Law. “My eyeballs were always going to be looking over the fence.”

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irginia’s 2021 redistricting cycle is nearing a close. Last week, the state Supreme Court-appointed map drawers released drafts of the Virginia Congressional, State Senate, and House of Delegate districts that could go into effect next year. In the past, the party in control of the state legislature has had the power to draw its own district maps. This time around, after a newly formed bipartisan redistricting commission couldn’t come close to agreeing on the best way forward, each party nominated one special map drawer, and the two collaborated to put the maps together. Public hearings will be held to discuss the maps on December 15 and 17, and the Supreme Court hopes to sign off on a final draft by the 19th. The Virginia Public Access Project analyzed each of the proposed maps based on recent statewide election results. VPAP says Virginia’s 11 current congressional districts have five seats that are strongly Democratic or lean Democratic, five seats that are strongly Republican or lean Republican, and one toss-up—the new maps would shift lines around but maintain that split. In the Senate, VPAP says Dems currently have the advantage in 21 districts, Republicans have the advantage in 17, and two districts are toss-ups. The proposed map would result in Democrats netting one new strong D seat, at the expense of a toss-up. In the House, VPAP projects a 47 Dem, 12-tossup, 41-GOP split to shift to 49-10-41 in favor of the Democrats. (Remember, these are just projections: In last month’s election, Republicans took 52 House seats to Democrats’ 48.) The map creators, UC-Irvine political scientist Bernard Grofman and RealClearPolitics election analyst Sean Trende, emphasized their efforts at neutrality in a memo accompanying the maps. “Our duty is owed not to the parties that nominated us, but rather to the Court that appointed us and to the residents of the Commonwealth that it serves,” they wrote. The Princeton Gerrymandering Project, a nonprofit redistricting analysis group, graded the maps based on a variety of key redistricting criteria. The Congressional and House maps received As, indicating that the maps’ partisan breakdown fairly reflected the breakdown of the state, and the Senate map received a B.

In the most recent proposed redistricting maps, Charlottesville and southern Albemarle would be in Virginia’s 5th district, currently represented by Republican Bob Good. Northern Albemarle would be part of an entirely reshaped district 10.

Locally, the map contains one major quirk: Albemarle County is one of the few counties in the state split right down the middle. If the new maps are approved, Albemarle residents who live north of Greenbrier will live at the southern edge of a district that stretches north towards Northern Virginia, while those who live in the city of Charlottesville and the southern half of the county will share representation with southern cen-

tral Virginia, all the way down to the North Carolina border. UVA alum and attorney Sam Shirazi attempted to rationalize the split on Twitter: “Raising Cane’s is in the 5th because it is more culturally aligned with Southside,” he wrote. “Across the street, Trader Joes and Sephora are in the 10th [because they’re] more suburban like Loudoun...I’m being facetious, [the] split is absurd.”

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After the shock resignation of head coach Bronco Mendenhall, who led the Cavaliers for six seasons, UVA football has found its new top man in Tony Elliott, the former offensive coordinator at Clemson University. Elliott comes with a winning pedigree, having won the national championship in 2016 and 2018 with the Tigers. “I’m so excited, the time is finally here,” Elliott said in a video from the plane to Charlottesville. Here’s hoping he’s half as good as the other Coach Tony in town.

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Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin has announced that he plans to pull Virginia out of a 10-state regional greenhouse gas alliance. Dominion Energy says the move will save an average energy customer $52 a year. A joint statement from Democratic leaders in the legislature puts a different spin on the proposal: “We only have one world—with Hampton Roads perpetually flooded, the Chesapeake Bay’s future at risk, and Virginians’ health declining, there is no time left to play politics with Mother Nature,” they wrote.

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A seat at the table Local teachers ramp up collective bargaining efforts By Brielle Entzminger reporter@c-ville.com

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Advocates say establishing unions for school staff could help local districts retain school bus drivers, which has been a challenge in recent years.

bargaining is allowed or not, early unioniza“All parties are held accountable for what tion efforts have made more headway in the we negotiate for, which isn’t the case now. state’s Democratic areas, like Richmond and We can have all the negotiations we want... northern Virginia, than in more conservabut it’s not on paper, and things can change,” tive regions. says Jessica Taylor, president of the CharlotIn Charlottesville and Albemarle, union tesville Education Association. “We would continue to make sure the division is acsupporters are currently focusing on orgacountable for compensating people who nizing licensed professional staff who work directly with students, including teachers, are doing more than what the contract asks counselors, specialists, nurses, and instructhem to do, like subbing for other teachers.” tional coaches. AEA is also working to recruit “If you ever look at a collectively bargained bus drivers, food service workers, custodians, contract in another state, versus what we and teacher assistants. have in Virginia, their contracts are like 40 In addition to pay raises and improved or 50-plus pages—ours are just one or two,” benefits, collective bargaining can help says Liechti. “A lot of people just want to have clarity on what school employees get their roles, responsibilibetter classroom sup“You can only give ties, and time commitplies and technology, ments are going to be.” adequate restroom your best when you In light of the subbreaks, smaller class feel your best.” stitute teacher and sizes, additional time bus driver shortages for lesson planning, JESSICA TAYLOR, CCS TEACHER more control over work impacting both school hours, and other benefits, the union organizdistricts, collective bargaining could also be a ers argue. Most importantly, it will ensure “huge welcome sign,” helping to recruit new employees—and retain them, Liechti says. every required duty is clearly spelled out in “I see such a huge turnover every single employees’ contracts.

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ince Virginia lifted its decades-old ban on collective bargaining for public sector employees this year, Charlottesville’s firefighters and bus drivers have urged City Council to pass an ordinance allowing city employees to join a union and negotiate their contracts. Over the summer, the city took initial steps toward bargaining, when council adopted a resolution allowing former city manager Chip Boyles to draft a collective bargaining ordinance. But Boyles’ sudden resignation in September—and former interim city manager Marc Woolley’s hasty withdrawal from the position—has left the timeline for such an ordinance in limbo. Amid these setbacks, local teachers have joined the fight for collective bargaining. And after Richmond’s school board became the first in the state to approve a collective bargaining resolution for school employees last week, Charlottesville-area educators hope to have a seat at the table soon too. “When we talk to people, they’re usually in favor of it happening,” says Vernon Liechti, president of the Albemarle Education Association. “It’s a tool we can use to improve working conditions, benefits, and compensation for everybody.” To force a school board to vote on a collective bargaining resolution, a union must have the support of the majority of employees in the bargaining unit. The board then has 120 days to take a vote, and set the parameters for contract negotiations. Nationally, teachers’ unions are some of the most influential unions in any industry, but Virginia has been one of just five states— along with Texas, Georgia, and the Carolinas—that bans bargaining with educators. Because Virginia’s unusual new law gives power to local boards to determine whether

year in teachers and drivers,” he adds. “This is a way for us to work with our governing bodies...and just straight up tell them what people need to see in order to stick around in the division.” And as schools continue to deal with the pandemic, collective bargaining could ensure that they maintain proper health and safety measures, says Taylor. Collective bargaining would improve the lives and experiences of students too, union supporters stress. “A teacher’s work environment is a student’s learning environment,” says Taylor. “If you have teachers who have all the resources that they need and are given the benefits that they deserve, they’re going to come to work rested, respected, and engaged.” Across both county and city school divisions, many employees have shown support for unionizing. Earlier this month, dozens of local teachers gathered on the Downtown Mall to protest the Virginia School Board Association’s opposition to collective bargaining for public employees. “People outside of the classroom are making decisions that directly impact people doing the work,” says Taylor. “It leads to people feeling disrespected. That is not a good feeling when you come to work...and you can only give your best when you feel your best.” Next month, Charlottesville organizers plan to give presentations about collective bargaining at staff meetings, as well as put together a formal organizing committee. And until they have the majority support of their bargaining unit, CEA and AEA will work to boost membership across the schools. “We need to make sure we are doing what we need to do to not just keep the teachers teaching right now, but make people want to be teachers, drivers, food service workers,” says Liechti. “This is a tool we can use to get to that point.”

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we will eventually converge on,” Varner said. By Brielle Entzminger Hill—whose term on City Council conreporter@c-ville.com cludes at the end of the year—encouraged the committee to present a report to counharlottesville’s most famous cil about the status and timeline of the monument made national engagement process, as well as a funding headlines last week, when City request for the entire project, at its January Council voted to hand the statue of Rob18 work session. ert E. Lee over to the Jefferson School During public comment, local resident African American History Center, which Richard Allan—who stole the original slave will melt it down and reshape the metal auction block marker and threw it into into a new piece of art. Across the street, a river last year, frustrated with the city meanwhile, a less conspicuous but no less for not erecting a better memorial—asked important public history project is unif the city would consider relocating the derway in Court Square. two parking spaces in Court Square Plaza This spring, Charlottesville’s Historic that obstruct public view of the auction Resources Committee met virtually with block site. Allan’s Court Square Slave Block more than a dozen descendants of enslaved Citizen Advocacy Group had an engineer laborers, gathering their input on how to inspect the area, and learned that the parkproperly memorialize the thousands of ing spaces could be moved across the street, people who were bought and sold in Court he explained. Square. The committee paused the meetings Varner emphasized that the committee over the summer, however, while it worked has not yet started to to secure funding from design the memothe city for the complex “We’re kind of in a rial. “We’re gathering memorial project. information, we’re During the com- new space where building community,” mittee’s December 10 we feel like we can said Varner, “to inmeeting, chair Phil move forward.” form a future process.” Varner explained that The committee also the new Court Square JALANE SCHMIDT, HRC MEMBER discussed resuming memorial, as well as its community engagement by inviting potential additional historical markers historian Anne Bailey, an expert on slavery in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, in the United States, to speak about slave could cost as much as $1 million. He sugauctions in February or March. gested the city allocate funding from its “One of the most poignant remarks we long-term Capital Improvement Plan, and heard at some of the engagement meetform a partnership with Albemarle County ings...was that descendants came and just for the costly project. The committee curdidn’t know anything about the site or its rently has around $35,000 in its budget. history,” said city planner Robert Watkins. Councilor Heather Hill noted that the “Any educational or informational event is city has other costly projects coming up, really getting people involved and making including a major school reconfiguration. sure that they have a say in this project.” “There’s just a lot of things that we haven’t Varner agreed to bring an interim report done that we have been pretty conservato council by February. tive about through the pandemic, so we “For five years basically, we’ve just been don’t just have a bunch of money laying fighting and struggling in just lots of differaround,” she said. ent ways,” added member Jalane Schmidt. “The only immediate thing that I have “It feels like now...we’re kind of in a new in mind is getting something in the CIP to space where we feel like we can move forstart, so that over a number of years, we will ward.” continually put money towards something

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executive order banning single-use plastics at state agencies (and public colleges and universities). The UVA Office for Sustainability is working on a transition plan to phase out everything from plastic cutlery to trash can liners. The university has publicly committed to become fossil fuel free in 2050, which Stewart called a “good first step.” Other UVA sustainability plan initiatives include reducing waste production by 70 percent, reducing water by 30 percent, and becoming carbon neutral by 2030. “Meeting these bold sustainability goals will require passionate students, staff members, and faculty to take ownership of the way we use resources, the way we educate ourselves and others, and the way we engage with our fellow Hoos,” the UVA Sustainability page states. UVA Batten school professor Daniel Reifsnyder, who worked on environmental issues in the U.S. State Department for more than a decade, says that divestment may be important to maintaining UVA’s standing as an environmentally responsible institution, which in turn, “may be important for attracting quality students.” Reifsnyder, who co-chaired the U.N. negotiations that led to the Paris Climate Agreement, pointed to the results of Princeton Review’s College Hopes and Worries Survey, in which 78 percent of college applicants surveyed said that having information about a college’s commitment to the environment would affect their decision to apply to the school. Coy says the school’s Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility is “seeking to take a measured, thoughtful approach” to the issue, “that aligns with UVA’s mission and overall sustainability commitments and is consistent with UVIMCO’s fiduciary duty to the university.” Coy says the investment team is putting together short, medium, and long-term recommendations, and it expects to respond to calls for divestment in greater detail in January 2022. As one student organizer put it at the rally: “The success of UVA’s portfolio will be irrelevant in the event of a climate crisis.”

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experts have encouraged universities to divest from fossil fuels, citing the need to adapt to a world altered by a changing climate and increased uncertainty about the viability of the fossil fuel industry. UVA keeps the exact composition of its investment portfolio under wraps, but the total endowment is worth $14.5 billion. According to UVA spokesperson Brian Coy, approximately 6 percent of UVIMCO’s “long term pool” is devoted to “natural resource investments,” a category that includes fossil fuels. In 2020, the school announced a 10-year Sustainability Plan, which aims to “advance UVA as a global leader in creating equitable, replicable solutions to pressing, existential challenges.” The plan includes going carbon neutral and reducing the university’s nitrogen footprint by 30 percent before 2030. For some students and community members, divestment is a key move for a school that has publicly committed to going green. A petition demanding divestment has 1,288 signatures. “Our endowment investments should reflect our values, not the unjust power structures that we publicly decry,” the petition reads. It says UVA is directly contributing

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hat do they want? Divestment. When do they want it? Now. That was the message from UVA students and community members who gathered at the Rotunda December 4 for a rally protesting the university’s investment in the fossil fuel industry. Following remarks from student organizers, the group marched to Madison Hall to plaster a list of their demands on UVA President Jim Ryan’s door. They want a public announcement of support for fossil fuel divestment from Ryan, the administration, and Board of Visitors, as well as an official commitment to divestment from University of Virginia Investment Management Company. It’s the latest wave of activism in a fight that’s been going on for years at the school. “The goal of the rally was to push the Board of Visitors, administration, and UVIMCO to see that this movement has a lot of student support,” says Emilie Bidgoli, UVA Student Council’s sustainability deputy director. “It’s not fluff.” Fossil fuel divestment means removing stocks, bonds, or investment funds that support fossil fuel companies from the university’s endowment. Activist groups and climate

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returns to the stage after nearly two years for Christmas at The Paramount. Directed by Michael Slon and composed of some of the community’s finest singers, the choral group will perform an assortment of seasonal favorites, including excerpts from Antonio Vivaldi, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Virginia’s own Adolphus Hailstork. The chorus will be joined onstage by a live orchestra during this longrunning local tradition. $10-52, 2:30pm and 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net.

Enjoy hot mulled cider, fire pits, and sing-alongs at Potter’s Craft Cider’s seventh annual Wassail, a British drinking tradition to bless the orchards and scare away evil spirits, ensuring a bountiful harvest in the year to come. The lively day-long celebration includes face painting, wreath crown crafting, live music by the Blue Ridge Irish Music School and Ragged Mountain String Band, and food from Carbon Catering and Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts. The evening culminates with the crowning of Wassail royals. Free, noon. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com.

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Don’t be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins—treat yo’ elf to the Brew & Buddy Run followed by a screening of the holiday classic Elf. The three-mile run includes brewery breaks before heading to the theater for a journey through the candy cane forest, sea of swirly-twirly gumdrops, and the Lincoln Tunnel. $5-25, 4:30pm run, 6pm movie. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net.

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Rock the silent night away with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a progressive rock band that takes holiday tunes to the next level. The group is celebrating 25 years since the release of its debut rock opera, Christmas Eve and Other Stories, with a live show featuring wailing strings, lasers, lights, and effects synchronized to the music. The band performs holiday favorites, including the best-selling single “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” which tells the tale of a lone cello player as he performs a long-lost Christmas carol. $47.5087.50, 7:30pm. John Paul Jones Arena, 295 Massie Rd. johnpauljonesarena.com.

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Beleza Duo. An evening of samba soul. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com.

Berto Sales and Vincent Zorn. Join Berto and Vincent for a night of wild gypsy rumba and Latin guitar. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. the bebedero.com.

Brianna Tam: Electric Cello Show. Start the weekend early and cozy up for live music, board and lawn games, and wine. Free, 4pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com. Music in the Atrium. Weekly live performance with Jim Richardson on vocals and guitar. Free, noon. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org. Rock Jam Session. Join fellow musicians for a rock jam session that will meet the third Wednesday of every month. Free, 2pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org. The Mountain Goats. With three new albums released in the last two years, the American band has no shortage of songs to play. Free, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jefferson theater.com.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Celebrating 25 years since the release of its debut album, Christmas Eve & Other Stories. $47.5087.50, 7:30pm. John Paul Jones Arena, 295 Massie Rd. johnpauljonesarena.com.

dance International Folk Dance. Learn a dance or two, or just watch and listen to the music. Free, 2:30pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org.

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Square Dancing. Enjoy a night of square dancing. All levels are welcome. Free, 12:30pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org.

Daily Tours of Indigenous Australian Art. See listing for Wednesday, December 15. Free, 10:30am. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, 400 Worrell Dr. klugeruhe.org.

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etc. Daily Tours of Indigenous Australian Art. A 20-minute introduction to Indigenous Australian art. Free, 10:30am. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, 400 Worrell Dr. kluge-ruhe.org. Paramount at the Movies Presents: Love Actually. With a star-studded cast, Love Actually weaves the stories of eight couples together during the frantic month before Christmas. $8, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net. Stand Up Comedy Showcase. Hosted by Heather Kilburn. $10, 8:30pm. North American Sake Brewery & Restaurant, 522 Second St. SE. pourmeone.com.

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Music in the Atrium. A weekly performance from Jazz 1-2-3. Free, noon. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org.

Bachata Fusion Class. Edwin Roa teaches a fun beginner-to-intermediate-level bachata lesson to get the party started. $6-8, 7pm. IX Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ix artpark.org.

Holiday Printmaking with Ryan Trott. A hands-on holiday printmaking workshop with “The Third Mind” artist. $5-10, 6pm. Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St. SE. secondstreetgallery.org.

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Cville Band: Brass Quintet. A holidaythemed concert with trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba. Free, 7pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org.

Tasting Event: Sparkling Wines for the Holidays. Taste six sparkling wines paired with six cheeses, led by expert Robert Crum of Roanoke Valley Wines. $65, 6:30pm. Tilman’s Cheese & Wine, 406 E. Main St. tilmanscheeseandwine.com.

Arts Underground. Art making, drinks, and karaoke inside The Looking Glass. $25, 7pm. IX Art Park, 522 Second St SE. ixartpark.org.

Trivia in the Orchard. Hosted by Katalin Magyar, who will test your knowledge of history, pop culture, holidays past, and, of course, cider. Free, 6:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com.

Friday 12/17 music Disco Risqué and Free Union. Energy, screaming guitars, and thumping bass come together in a controlled chaos that will leave listeners wanting more. $12-15, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com. Fred Cheddar and the Q-Tips with PeggJoplin, Leva, & Grant. Enjoy live music with great wine. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshouse winery.com. Sue Harlow. Live music and wine at the indoor tasting room. Free, 4pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com.

stage It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with foley artists. $10-18, 8pm. Four County Players, Barboursville Community Center, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org.

classes Yoga in the Orchard with Joanna Hughes. Let the serenity of the mountain air and the peace of the orchard views revitalize your body and prepare you for the day. Free, 9:45am. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarle ciderworks.com.

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Paramount Presents: Holiday Evening Candlelight Tours of the Historic Theater. Holiday magic awaits at the Paramount Theater. $15-25, 6pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. the para mount.net.

Saturday 12/18 music Brianna Tam: Electric Cello Show. The live-looping cellist is known for her riveting one-woman shows. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com. Berto and Vincent. Enjoy brunch with some lively Latin guitar. Free, 11am. Tavern & Grocery, 333 W. Main St. tavernandgrocery.com. Cville Band Brass Ensemble. Free music as part of the December Downtown Outdoor Concert Series. Free, 2pm. The Bricks at Third and Main Street, Downtown Mall. thebridgepai.org. Slocan Ramblers. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound. $20, 8pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. frontporchcville.org. The Oratorio Society of Virginia. Join Music Director Michael Slon and 60 of our community’s finest singers for Christmas at the Paramount. $10-52, 2:30 and 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net.

stage It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. See listing for Friday, December 17. $10-18, 8pm. Four County Players, Barboursville Community Center, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org.

After Hours at Highland. Experience Highland through a personally guided tour with James Monroe reenactor Beau Robbins. $25, 4:30pm. James Monroe’s Highland, 2050 James Monroe Pkwy. highland.org. Daily Tours of Indigenous Australian Art. See listing for Wednesday, December 15. Free, 10:30am. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVA, 400 Worrell Dr. klugeruhe.org. Wassail. A traditional Wassail with festivities all day long. Free, noon. Potters Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potters craftcider.com.

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Mojo Sweet Potato Pie Christmas Singalong & Pie Share. Join in the sing-along and bring sweet or savory pies to share. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com. Tara Mills. Enjoy cider and live music in the orchard. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com. C O N T I N UE D ON PAGE 2 5

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s they hurry to set up their stalls on a frosty November morning, breathy clouds billow from the mouths of market vendors while they exchange coffee and hand warmers, and gab about the items they’ve brought to the market to sell. Excitement typically revolves around what’s new from the gardens and kitchens, but this late in the season, farmers and makers are sustaining the year’s harvest through methods of pickling, drying, and preserves. UVA alum Matt Bressan’s Fresh Crunch Food is a family-owned business out of Falls Church. One of eight siblings, Bressan began catering in 2008, developed some pickle recipes, and, in 2013, joined forces with his brother Luke, who is now the pickle chef. The pair experimented with selling at farmers’ markets as an additional revenue stream. “Right before COVID we were doing lots of catering,” says Bressan. “All that got canceled and the only way to get a true income was to find more markets.” Starting with three markets in 2020, the brothers ramped up to 12 in 2021, with pickle production shifting from 20 percent to 80 percent of the business. A third brother, Colin, is the face of the Fresh Crunch Food stand at the Charlottesville City Market. FCF offers 30 varieties of pickles, and most of the vegetables it pickles are sourced through farms in Virginia, largely Garner’s Produce in Warsaw. Have a pickle lover in your heart for the holidays? Sign them up for the monthly pickle club with home delivery (freshcrunchfood.com). Herb Angel owner Angel Shockley started making shrubs in 2013 as a natural extension of her love for herbs, gardening, and cooking. The concentrated syrups of herbs, fruits, sugars, and vinegars can be found on many a bartender’s shelf, and they mix easily into still or sparkling water. After a nine-month herbalism course in 2012 at Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, Shockley says Herb Angel allows her to experiment in this new way. For the holidays, Shockley is offering natural and herbal creations, including an assortment of shrubs and naturally dyed silk scarves, plus Eat Your Medicine gift boxes and a skin care collection that incorporates herbal wisdom and passion for locality that will nourish from the inside out (herb-angel.com). Yvonne Cunningham started Nona’s Italian Cucina as an adventure in independence from traditional employment structures in 2018. Cunningham learned Italian cooking when her family moved to Italy while her husband was in the Navy. “We didn’t speak any Italian,” she says. But they “chose to live off base—we figured if we’re living in Italy, live amongst the Italians.” Her next-door neighbor, a bonafide Italian Nona, took her shopping for the fresh-

Nona’s Italian Cucina founder Yvonne Cunningham learned her sauce skills from a true Nona while living in Italy.

est produce. “Nona taught me that the best tomato sauce comes from San Marzano tomatoes that are grown in volcanic and mineral-rich soil in Naples,” says Cunningham. She learned to make traditional tomato sauce, and has been making it for about 30 years, tapping into local farms for herbs and other ingredients. Cunningham’s holiday boxes

Buy local Charlottesville City Market 100 E. Water St. Saturdays through December 18 Key’s Corner Indoor Market 800 E. Market St. Saturdays, January-March Local Food Hub Drive-Through Market Seminole Square Fridays IX Art Park Farmers’ Market 522 Second St., S.E. Saturdays

come with tomato sauce, local Valente pasta, hand-embroidered Williams Sonoma kitchen towels, market totes, and other Nona’s Italian Cucina goodies. Find Nona’s Italian Cucina on alternating weekends at the City Market or IX Art Park farmers’ market, or order online (nonascucina.com). Wife-and-husband duo Rachel and Daniel Perry run two local microbusinesses: JAM according to Daniel and Fairweather Farm, a tea and spice producer. Longtime City Market vendors, the pair used their knowledge of local produce and herb cultivation to expand in 2020 by adding a mail-order business model. “Rachel has herbs and spices that are grabbed out of the peak of the season, dried, and mixed by her,” says Daniel. He offers small-production releases of seasonal preserves and occasional rare jams with fruit sourced from local farms within a 60-mile radius of his Charlottesville kitchen. Each gift box has a combination of tea and jam in sustainable packaging, the perfect pairing to bring Virginia home for the holidays. Order online for pickup, delivery, and shipping (accordingtodaniel.com).

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Heifetz Holiday Homecoming Concert. A holiday concert of seasonal classics and Yuletide delights. Free, 3pm. Francis Auditorium, 227 E. Frederick St., Staunton. heifetzinstitute.org.

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Wine & Design and Live Music. Live music by Tara Mills and a gift basket pickup hosted by The Dogwood Tree Florist. Free, noon. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com.

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stage It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. See listing for Friday, December 17. $10-18, 2:30pm. Four County Players, Barboursville Community Center, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org.

classes Yoga in the Barn. Join Salute the Sun Yoga for a 60-minute vinyasa flow in the beautiful barn. Free, 11am. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarm andwinery.com.

etc. Paramount at the Movies Presents: A Christmas Story. A holiday classic for the ages. $5-8, 1pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net. Paramount Presents: Fifth Annual Brew & Buddy Run and Elf. Presented in partnership with Champion Brewing Company and Three Notch’d Brewing Company, this fun run and movie screening is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. $5-25, 4:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net.

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Musica Sacra Virginia: Music For Advent. Sacred choral music from throughout the ages. Free-$20, 7pm. Holy Comforter Catholic Church, 208 E. Jefferson St. music asacravirginia.org.

dance English Country Dance. Partake in some English country dancing, or just come to enjoy the performance. Free, 1pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org.

classes Meditation on the Lawn. A virtual drop-in meditation or guided reflection hosted by the Contemplative Sciences Center. Free, 7:45am. Online. csc.virginia.edu.

music Vincent Zorn. Enjoy great food, tequila, and mescal paired with some wild gypsy rumba. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com.

English Country Dance. See listing for Monday, December 20. Free, 1pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecenter cville.org.

etc. Paramount Presents: Holiday Evening Candlelight Tours of the Historic Theater. See listing for Friday, December 17. $15-25, 5pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net.

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ouse of Gucci, the second film released in the past two months from director Ridley Scott, is fun to watch. The movie isn’t great, and it isn’t terrible, but it’s full of eye candy. (Scott’s other recent film, The Last Duel, was delayed by the pandemic and released in October this year, and features Ben Affleck and Matt Damon sporting haircuts far less fashionable than the group in Gucci.) House of Gucci follows the true story of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) and his tumultuous marriage to Patrizia Gucci, née Reggiani (Lady Gaga). The story begins in 1978, when Patrizia meets Maurizio at a party and falls for him—even harder after learning the awkward, bespectacled Maurizio is a Gucci and an heir to the fashion family fortune. Their relationship causes a rift in the Gucci family, but Maurizio follows his heart and risks losing his inheritance when he marries Patrizia. The couple settles into a blue-collar life—he becomes a truck driver, unthinkable for a man with his lineage. But when Patri-

zia becomes pregnant, she uses it as leverage to reconnect with the Gucci clan, and the pair is welcomed back into the fold. The film then dives in to a whirlwind of scandals, reconciliations, and murder. The Gucci name is synonymous with luxury and extravagance, and it’s repeated over and over to frame the family’s societal reach. Gaga’s powerful performance is spotlighted as she fights to use the name, and to be accepted as a Gucci—usually while shoving her wedding rings in whomever’s face she thinks needs to see them. The true joy of watching House of Gucci comes from the disjointed and endlessly entertaining performances. As Maurizio, Driver does his best to be warm and understated, a sheepish guy who is willing to do just about anything to make his lover happy. (This very well could be the film where Driver smiles the most.) Gaga, meanwhile, lays it on thick as a passionate but occasionally unbalanced Italian who speaks more with her hands than with her mouth. Jared Leto, caked with cosmetics, plays cousin Paulo. He completely embodies the incompetent Paolo, to the point where it becomes a detriment to the film’s cohesion.

Every single choice Leto makes is distracting, from his Mario Brothers accent to his cartoonish physicality. Aside from a brief runway show with new designer Tom Ford (Reeve Carney), House of Gucci seems uninterested in fashion, a perplexing choice for a movie about fashion’s first family. There is discussion of the famous Gucci scarf design, and Paulo shows off his own questionable designs every time he’s on screen, but these sarto-

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rial inclusions are used more as framing devices than as an appreciation of clothes. Even with the colorful performances and juicy source material, House of Gucci manages to be a little dull. Maurizio and Patrizia’s relationship spans decades, and Scott drags us through every bump and reconciliation. At two hours and 38 minutes, the film shuffles along at its own pace, but it’s still enough campy fun to earn our attention.

Gaga’s powerful performance is spotlighted as she fights to use the name, and to be accepted as a Gucci—usually while shoving her wedding rings in whomever’s face she thinks needs to see them.

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Monday Music Series. Enjoy delicious food and drink paired with live Latin music from Vincent Zorn, Berto & Vincent, or Beleza. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, 946 Grady Ave., Suite 104. southandcentralgrill.com.

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DUCARD VINEYARDS 2019 XOXO Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay and expresses notes of toasted almonds, brioche and tropical fruit. Soft small bubbles delight the palate with a bright acidity and touch of minerality. Every day is a celebration, so enjoy this wine at every chance!

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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 well-spaced 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.

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Our uncrowded rural Madison County area has mountains, streams and plenty of beautiful views along 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 December 24-26th- CLOSED January 1st- CLOSED 40 Gibson Hollow Ln • Etlan, VA 22719 (540) 923-4206 www.ducardvineyards.com

EASTWOOD FARM AND WINERY Blancs de Blancs Happy Holidays! Celebrate this season with a glass of our sparkling brut Blanc de Blancs. Made from Virginia Chardonnay, it is dry and crisp with notes of almond and lemon zest. Delicious to enjoy with holiday meals and it also makes a great gift. Let us pop the cork on a bottle for you to enjoy with oysters this month! Salty Bottom Blue Oysters will continue to serve grilled and raw oysters at Eastwood on Fridays. Whether you are seated at a fire pit, on the Veranda or


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indoors, sit back and enjoy live music on the stage in The Barn on Friday nights. Visit the winery this winter! Live music on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout December. We also offer cider (hard & nonalcoholic), s’mores, wreath making workshops, paint & sip classes, yoga, events for families and kids, and more. See the upcoming calendar of events on our website for all of the details. *New* Winery Hours: WednesdaysSaturdays (12-8 PM), Sundays (12-5 PM) 2531 Scottsville Rd. (5 mi from Downtown Charlottesville) Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 264-6727 www.eastwoodfarmandwinery.com

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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. Saturday, December 18th - Live music by Matt Johnson Saturday, December 25th CLOSED Saturday, January 1st - CLOSED 1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, VA 22947 keswickvineyards.com • (434) 244-3341

KILAURWEN WINERY Kilaurwen Red A bold, luscious red wine crafted from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional grapes. Structure and balance enhance this deep hued blend. Complex layers of dark cherry, tobacco, leather and almond evoke a full mouth feel that

Happy Holiday Greetings! We are sending Happy Holiday Greetings to all our friends and family who have visited the Tasting Room during this unique and challenging year. We thank you for your loyal support. We wish you a fun holiday season and a healthy, happy 2022!

This Holiday Pairing Pack is sure to compliment any holiday dish and includes:

Although our tasting room is closed as of the end of November, our B & B, The Loft at Kilaurwen, will continue to welcome guests throughout the winter months.

2018 Ti-Rey Rosé: A bold and flavorful Rosé made from Cab Franc. A dynamic wine that pairs great with honey ham, stuffing and pumpkin pie.

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PIPPIN HILL FARM & VINEYARDS 2018 Wild Common Our Wild Common shares its name with our sister property and celebrated restaurant in Charleston, SC. The 2018 vintage is 100% Merlot, aged 20 months in a combination of neutral and new French oak barrels and lives up to the high standards set by our awardwinning 2017 vintage. The intense nose features raspberry and dark cacao, with subtle hints of fruit and spice, underscored by brooding dark cherries and fig on the palate. Medium plus tannins and medium acid make a lively finish, just like the conversation you’re enjoying across the table. *Holiday Bundle* Make sure to swing by and pick up our Holiday bundle deal! Includes our 2020 Cab Franc, 2019 Cannon Red, 2018 Petit Verdot, and 2019 Chard Reserve. Plan to visit: 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. Walk-ins are welcome for lawn seating. Reservations via Resy are recommended for Indoor and Veranda seating.

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2019 Reynard Blanc: A crisp and zesty, white blend that pairs perfectly with turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon: This fruit forward red will compliment any dish including Prime Rib, Macaroni and cheese and chocolate cake. Visiting Reynard Florence We look forward to welcoming you to our small, cozy, and intimate winery. As you drive down our driveway, you will be greeted by our stunning mountain view. We are truly a hidden gem. Our service is warm, friendly, and you will likely have an opportunity to meet the owners and their two corgies Ti Rey and Brixie. Reservations are not required, and seating inside the tasting room is first-come-first-serve. We have lots of outdoor seating and space available on our front patio, back deck, and pergola. Umbrellas and canopies provide shelter from the sun and rain. Picnics are welcome outside! Enjoy live jazz every Sunday on the back deck from 2-5 pm. Hours: Thrus/Fri 12-5pm; Sat/Sun 11am – 5pm Open Holiday Mondays, as well as by appointment or chance! Don’t hesitate to give us a call! 16109 Burnley Rd. Barboursville, VA 22923 540.832.3895 / 434.962.1849 www.reynardflorence.com

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. 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden, VA 22959 (434).202.8063 www.pippinhillfarm.com

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Join us for Winter Wineland on Saturday, January 15th, 2022. We will have tastings, flights, and glasses of mulled wine available for purchase. Kaas & Cure Food Truck will be joining us with their charcuterie trays to pair with your wine. We will also be selling Horton Vineyards blankets throughout the winter. For every blanket we sell, we will be donating one to a local homeless shelter. Blue Bird Book Shop will be here selling books. Plan to stay for the day and get cozy with your wine and books in front of the fireplace in our outdoor pavilion!

Pale yellow in color, our LVA Chardonnay has a fun and bright tone. Citrus, stone fruit, and some floral notes showcase a balanced aroma. Meanwhile, the palate has lots of bright citrus flavors making this a perfect summertime sipper on the porch. Enjoy with a variety of salads, herb roasted chicken, or an afternoon scone while enjoying the last of the summer days.

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Red sparkling was inconceivable many years ago and it is still rare. Knots and Shuttles is Horton’s flight into red sparkling. It is a dry red wine, deep garnet color with berry aromas ad a lingering effervescent finish. Knots and Shuttles is also the last installment of the Gears & Lace, Steam Punk line of wines. It’s a perfect wine to celebrate the holidays, and pairs beautifully with hard cheeses, creamy soups, and roasted lamb.

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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn author E. M. Forster wrote, “The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves.” I propose we universalize that statement: “The only people, information, and experiences that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves.” I believe this principle will be especially fruitful for you to embrace during the next three months. Prepare yourself for lessons that are vital for you to learn—and on the frontier of your understanding.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Among America’s Founding Fathers was Aquarian William Whipple. He was one of 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, instigating war with Great Britain. Unlike many of his colleagues, however, Whipple believed it was hypocritical to enslave human beings while fighting for freedom. That’s why he emancipated the person who had been in bondage to him. The coming months will be a favorable time to make comparable corrections, Aquarius. If there are discrepancies between your ideals and your actions, fix the problem.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): According to Piscean author Ryunosuke Akutagawa, “People sometimes devote their lives to a desire that they are not sure will ever be fulfilled.” So true! I can personally attest to that behavior. Is such a quest misguided? Delusional? Naive? Not in my view. I see it as glorious, brave, and heroic. Akutagawa did too. He said that those who refrain from having inspirational desires are “no more than mere spectators of life.” In any case, I recommend you think big in 2022, Pisces. From an astrological angle, this could be the year you home in on and refine and upgrade the single most important desire you will ever have.

(March 21-April 19): Key questions for you, beginning now and throughout 2022: 1. What do you need to say, but have not yet said? 2. What is crucial for you to do, but you have not yet done? 3. What dream have you neglected and shouldn’t neglect any

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The coming months will be a favorable time for you to redefine the meaning of the term “sacred” and to deepen your relationship with sacredness. To spur your imagination, I offer four quotes: 1. “Recognizing the sacred begins when we are interested in every detail of our lives.”—Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa 2. “When you notice something clearly and see it vividly, it then becomes sacred.”—poet Allen Ginsberg 3. “Holiness begins in recognizing the face of the other.”—philosopher Marc-Alain Ouaknin 4. “Modern culture, in its advertising of sex, is in a misguided fashion advertising its longing for the sacred.”—teacher Sobonfu Somé longer? 4. What sanctuary is essential for you to visit, but you have not yet visited? 5. What “sin” is it important for you to forgive yourself for, but you have not yet forgiven yourself? 6. What promise have you not yet fulfilled, even though it’s getting late (but not too late!) to fulfill? 7. What secret have you hidden so well that you have mostly concealed it even from yourself?

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Taurus novelist Anthony Trollope took one of his manuscripts to a publishing company, hoping it would be made into a book and sold to the public. A few weeks later, he got word by mail that his masterpiece had been rejected. He took a train to the publisher’s office and retrieved it. On the train ride home, he turned the manuscript over and began writing a new story on the back of each page. He spent no time moping. That’s the spirit I recommend you embody in the coming weeks, dear Taurus.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): “John Coltrane was an addict,” wrote author Cornel West about the renowned jazz saxophonist and composer. “Billie Holiday was an addict. [Nobel Prize-winning author] Eugene O’Neill was an addict. What would America be without addicts and post-addicts who make such grand contributions to our society?” I welcome West’s sympathetic views toward addicts. Many of us who aren’t addicts understand how lucky we are not to have the genetic predisposition or the traumatic experiences that addicts often struggle with. We unaddicted people may also have been spared the bigotry and abuse that have contributed to and aggravated some addicts’ addictions. Having acknowledged these truths, I nevertheless hope to do whatever I can to help you convert any addictive ten-

dencies you might have into passionate obsessions. Now is an excellent time to launch a new phase of such work. Invitation: Make a list of three things you can do in the coming months to nurture the process.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Actor and model Kate Beckinsale unleashed a cryptic boast: “My best feature is unfortunately a private matter, although I’m told it is spectacular. But you can’t really walk it down the red carpet. What can I say?” Are you imagining what I’m imagining? I bring this oddity to your attention in the hope that I can convince you to be more forthright and expressive about your own wonderful qualities. It’s time to be less shy about your beauty, less secretive about your deep assets. Show the world why you’re so lovable.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Leo-born Edna Ferber was a celebrated author who won a Pulitzer Prize. She was witty and outspoken. Her stories featured strong women and characters struggling against discrimination. “I never would just open a door and walk through,” she said about her career. “I had to bust it down for the hell of it. I just naturally liked doing things the hard way.” At least in the coming weeks, Leo, I urge you not to adopt Ferber’s attitude. In my view, you’ll be wise to do everything possible to open doors rather than bust them down. And the best way to do that is to solicit help. Cultivate your ability to ask for what you need. Refine your practice of the arts of collaboration, synergy, and interweaving.

Virgo dramatist Antonin Artaud. That’s a ridiculous generalization, in my opinion. For example, I occasionally generate songs, stories, and horoscopes to help me escape from a momentary hell. But most of my creations are inspired by my love of life and a desire to inspire others. I’m very sure that in the coming weeks, your own motivations to produce good things will be far closer to mine than to Artaud’s. You’re in a phase when your quest for joy, generosity, blessings, and fun could be fierce and productive.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Author Barbara Sher offered this wise counsel: “Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren’t.” I bring this to your attention because I believe the coming weeks will be an excellent time to identify the imaginary obstacles you’ve erected in your inner world—and then smash them or burn them or dispose of them. Once you’re free of the illusory interference, I think you’ll find you have at least twice as much power to neutralize the real obstacles.

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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell,” wrote

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0.22 Acre Vacant Lot located on Porter Avenue Lot 13, Oaklawns City of Charlottesville Tax Map No. 200019100 SALE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021 AT 10:30 A.M. ON THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE CIRCUIT COURT, 315 E. HIGH STREET, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902 In execution of a Credit Line Balloon Deed of Trust, dated August 14, 2019 and recorded on August 14, 2019, in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, as Instrument No. 2019-00002814, the undersigned as Trustee under said Credit Line Balloon Deed of Trust, will offer for sale at public auction the parcel listed below: ALL THAT certain lot or parcel of land together with the appurtenances thereto, situated in the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, shown as Lot 13 and strip, Block B, Oaklawns Subdivision, on a plat entitled “Plat Showing Boundary Line Adjustment for T.M.P. 20-19 And Boundary Survey On T.M.P. 20-19.1 Lots 13, 14, 15 and Strip Block B, Oaklawns, Porter Avenue, Oaklawn Court And Oaklawn Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia”, by Residential Surveying Services, dated September 29, 2015, and recorded in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, as Instrument No. 201700001299. City of Charlottesville Tax Map No. 200019100 (the “Property”)

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TERMS OF SALE: A bidder’s deposit of the lesser of $10,000 or 10% of the winning bid, shall be paid at the sale by cashier’s check made payable to Bidder (to be assigned to Trustee if Bidder is successful), with the balance upon delivery of a trustee’s deed within 30 days of sale. Settlement shall be held within 30 days after the date of sale unless otherwise postponed at the sole discretion of the Trustee. Sale is subject to the covenants, conditions, restrictions, rights of way, and easements, if any, contained in the deeds and other documents forming the chain of title to the property. Property is sold “AS IS, WHERE IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” and “WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTIES.” TIME SHALL BE OF THE ESSENCE WITH RESPECT TO SETTLEMENT. The deposit shall be applied to the credit of successful bidder at settlement; or, in the event of failure to complete settlement within the time set forth after the date of sale, in accordance with the terms of sale, the deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the costs of sale, including Trustee’s fee, and the Property shall be resold at the cost and expense of the defaulting Purchaser. Risk of loss or damage to the Property shall be borne by successful bidder from the time of auctioneer’s strikedown at the sale. Purchaser shall pay all settlement fees, title examination charges, title insurance premiums, and recording costs. Current real estate property taxes will be prorated at closing as of date of sale. Rollback taxes, if any, will be the responsibility of the Purchaser. THE TRUSTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT: (i) to waive the deposit requirements; (ii) to extend the period of time within which the Purchaser is to make full settlement; (iii) to withdraw the Property from sale at any time prior to the termination of the bidding; (iv) to keep the bidding open for any length of time; (v) to reject all bids; and (vi) to postpone or continue this sale from time to time, such notices of postponement or setting over shall be in a manner deemed reasonable by the Trustee. Announcements made on day of sale take precedence over all other advertised terms and conditions. FOR INFORMATION SEE: www.fplegal.com/foreclosures


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ecember gets a bad rap. It’s cold, dark, and there’s a lot of gift-giving pressure. With all that going on, why would any sane person add to the stress by trying to sell their home during the holidays? There are a couple of reasons that selling a home during the holidays makes perfect sense. Nikki Chambless, REALTOR® with Keller Williams Alliance – Charlottesville, says, “People have it in their heads that April is the magical time to sell a house.” It is. And December is just as magical. In fact, it’s wonderful. Usually only the most serious buyers are on the market in December. And in your holiday preparations, you probably already have a head start on much of the work necessary to make your house photo ready. Beyond that, there are some tricks of the trade that an experienced REALTOR® will help you through.

Picture Perfect Most homes take their role as holiday hosts seriously. They are on their best behavior and even dress up for the occasion. Wearing a wreath on the front door, candles on the mantlepiece, pleasant smells from a live fir tree wafting down the hallways, and twinkling lights throughout, a home simply dressed for the holidays may look better in December than at any other time of year. So let that dressed-up house serve double duty as a holiday host that entices potential buyers. As you’re decorating, inside and out, know that moderation wins over excess. Pull the plug on the lawn inflatables. Tone down the Clark Griswold-like 25,000 lights on the roof. And stuff the animated Rudolph somewhere other than the front porch. You want to appeal to everyone and not everyone celebrates Christmas, so don’t go overboard. Potential buyers want to be able to picture themselves in the home and not be overwhelmed by

holiday decorations. “The fewer items in a room, the more a buyer can envision their own stuff occupying that space,” says REALTOR® Candice van der Linde, with RE/MAX Realty Specialists. “Even over the holidays, declutter every room and don’t overdecorate. It’s easy to hang a wreath on the front door, but don’t forget to clean the baseboards and the return vents. That’s what will send a message to a buyer that the home has been well-maintained.” Emily Funk, Staging Design Professional, agrees. She advises anyone coming into the market at this time of year to take the professional photos prior to decorating, if possible. Having timeless photos will serve the seller well if the house is still on the market after the holidays. With a minimalist approach to decorating, it’s even manageable to undecorate for a photo shoot if you got ahead of the game. “Even then, once you have the professional photos taken, it’s best to decorate

with a light hand. You want people to fall in love with your home, not your decorations or your family. So don’t let the decorations and personal items overshadow the home and its best features.” The standard staging advice given year-round holds true during the holidays. Declutter. Clear your kitchen counters. Anything smaller than a basketball registers as visual clutter. Use minimal, tasteful holiday decorations. Make sure your home has the highest “digital curb appeal” possible because staged homes receive more views on the MLS than those that are not.

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to deal with on the walkway, the steps, and the front porch. And your previously beautiful landscaping may look a little worn out and desperate. Take care of every drip and ice patch, any peeling paint and trim. Find some greenery or a string of lights to perk up the landscaping. Put the trash cans and recycling bin away. Then step out and walk down the block. Come back and view your house as if for the first time. Would you be interested in buying it? Even though most potential buyers will see your house for the first time online, don’t underestimate the strength of curb appeal, real or digital.

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Facing Your Fears You know that awkward feeling when Christmas carolers knock on your door? Strangers traipsing through your home during the holidays are even worse. Throw in COVID and the resistance to listing your home may grow. No one wants unnecessary exposure from strangers prior to any family gatherings. And certainly, no one wants to have to move during the holidays. Sellers astute enough to know about data such as “days on market” may think that the whole month of December will be wasted time and effort, just racking up useless days. Despite the imagined fears that sellers face entering the real estate market in late November and December, most are unfounded. Especially this year. Only the most serious buyers will make it to your doorstep. The days of casual lookers and most open houses were ushered out in 2020 when COVID arrived. Most agents won’t show buyers anything unless they are pre-qualified financially and are ready to make an offer. Buyers and their agents will filter out all but the top two or three choices online. So, there won’t be much traipsing and exposure.

Even though a house is listed during the holiday period, the move will come afterward. It will be 2022 before any closing is likely to occur. A seller can rest assured that they can still enjoy their black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread at home on New Year’s Day. Nest REALTOR® Dawn Cromer confirms that sellers should move forward and not delay until January or the spring market. She is working with a seller whose house will come on the market just a week before Christmas. Professional photographs were taken on November 29, with the house basking in its winter finery but not overdone with obvious Christmassy decorations. “My best advice is to put your home on the market now! We are still in an inventory crisis,” says Cromer. Add to that the conventional wisdom causing people to wait until after the holidays and the inventory of homes for sale drops even lower. By taking advantage of a potential dip in an already low inventory, a home put on the market now will stand out even more.

Don’t Be Overconfident With your house in tip-top shape and 2021 favoring sellers, it is tempting to feel overly confident, even during what’s perceived as a slow time of year. “Don’t,” cautions van der Linde, “The last two years have shown us that there is no normal. Yes, there is low inventory and high buyer demand. And yet, buyers have become very particular about what they want, which makes it slightly more difficult for a seller. “Additionally, the seller’s market is stronger at certain price points than others. A property still will sit if it is not a match with a buyer’s needs, regardless of the time of year.” In Albemarle County alone, there are more than 25 properties listed in August that have not moved in either the summer or autumn markets

and are still for sale this holiday season. Clearly, the seller has not found the right buyer at the listed price. “The best way to combat this is by securing the services of an exceptional agent,” says van der Linde. “Don’t underestimate the impact of an engaged, active REALTOR® in tune with trends and current movements in specific markets. Once you have someone you trust, listen to them.” They will guide you in the best price to enter the market based on data and reality, not on rumor and conjecture. Seller overconfidence usually appears in two ways: not having the home in its best condition and pricing it higher than the market will bear. By involving a REALTOR® as early as possible and following her advice, both traps can be avoided.

Holiday Pricing Following your agent’s advice does not mean you have to drop your price to sell during the holiday season. Leave the Black Friday, Cyber Week, and lastminute price slashing to the retail sector. Your home needs to be priced right, not discounted. According to Cromer, “It’s not about getting less for your home at this time of year.” A REALTOR® will objectively assess the value and amenities your home offers and compare it with trending sales. This comparative market analysis guides pricing whether it’s July 4th or Christmas Eve. “A seller doesn’t need to think they will get less value for their home just because they are entering the market in the yearend holiday season,” says Cromer. “It’s more of a situation that they might not get as many offers as they would in the spring. They might get four offers instead of 12, but the value of their home won’t be any less. So, selling now as opposed to the spring is always my advice, especially this year.”

Do the Plan Every season of the year provides different advantages to selling a home. An experienced REALTOR® can use those advantages to lead to a successful sale. The holiday season is no different. As Chambless says, “Set up the plan with your REALTOR® and then do the plan!” Based on the low inventory and multiple offers volleyed throughout 2021, plenty of frustrated buyers are still out there looking for the right house. New buyers come into the market every week. The Great Resignation and continued work-from-home policies release millions of Americans from being anchored to a location by their job. And Central Virginia is a popular destination for many of the newly liberated to search for a new home. Out-of-towners visiting family over the holidays may be contemplating a move to this area. Life events that trigger moves occur year-round, even through the holidays. Whether related to shifts in employment or changes in household dynamics, life rarely pauses based on the calendar. In fact, that year-end break from school or work can be the ideal time for a serious buyer to find the right home. By following the guidance from your REALTOR®, your house may show up on their screen. Approach this year-end listing as giving yourself a head start on the rest of the competition, and exclusive access to that set of serious buyers out looking right now. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that there is anything magical about waiting until April. Or January. Or any other month. By waiting, you may miss that perfect buyer and the most wonderful time of year to sell your home—now. Carla Huckabee bought her last two homes, sight unseen, without traipsing through them until after closing.


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12-acre country estate, west of Charlottesville. 2-story, 5-BR, 4.5-BA manor home is surrounded by lovely mature gardens, plantings, trees, and a beautiful springfed pond. Truly a rare offering with unsurpassed beauty, tranquility, and country living. MLS#617622 $2,500,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

MOORELAND

Classic Virginia brick home, circa 1855, on 22 acres, just seven miles south of Charlottesville. Property includes a cottage, outbuildings, shared ownership in a beautiful pond. Lovely mature landscaping and mountain views. $985,000 MLS#624421 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.moorelandva.com

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Fabulous 29 acres fronting Blenheim Rd. and being a part of Broomfield Farm, a small agricultural and residential subdivision with CCR’s, but NO HOA. This property consists of two Albemarle County tax parcels, and two buildable lots, with an historic red barn and silo, and an 8-stall stable in great condition. There is a driveway in place, underground power, well and water, and several building spots with mountain views. This land could easily become a lovely horse property. MLS#624834 $495,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

GREENFIELDS FARM

Impressive 763-acre country estate approximately 25 miles south of Charlottesville. The property showcases a stately southern residence, built circa 1904, extensive equestrian facilities, recreation opportunities, creeks and a pond. MLS#623792 $6,295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

GALLISON HALL

Beautifully sited amidst 43 acres of expansive lawns and gardens stands this extraordinary, 1931-1933 Georgian Revival-style residence. Tranquil, private setting with magnificent Blue Ridge Mountain views, 3 miles west of town. MLS#617686 $8,450,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

THE GLEASON

Open, extremely spacious floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Enjoy expansive mountain and city views from inside or from one of 2 balconies. Secure garage parking. Ting Available. Walk to dining, shopping, and entertainment! MLS#621646 $1,495,000 Steve McLean, 434. 981.1863

MEADOWBROOK HILLS

Lovely 3-bedrooms, 3-baths, circa 1958 brick home located in one of the City’s most desirable neighborhoods- convenient to all that Charlottesville has to offer! Walkable to Barracks Road & UVA, and just a short drive from Downtown. MLS#622783 $598,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

RAINTREE

Situated in this walkable and convenient neighborhood is this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home the main level has beautiful hardwood floors in pristine condition that run throughout the living room and dining room. The cozy living room with fireplace lets in nice, south facing, natural light that make the space inviting year round. Off the dining room and adjacent to the kitchen is a spacious deck overlooking the large backyard. The walkout finished basement includes a living room with fireplace, bedroom, and full bath. MLS#624689 $375,000 Jeremy Fields, 434.270.1220

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

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SUNNYSIDE

Remarkably large parcel located convenient to Charlottesville and UVA. Exceptional Blue Ridge views, charming farm house (in need of restoration). Under VOF easement but with divisions into already predetermined parcels. MLS#585228 $4,400,000 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

RAGGED MOUNTAIN

4.32 acres, half open, with gently rolling, cleared homesite on a high plateau with lovely pastoral and mountain views. Situated in Ivy Valley, just off I-64 west of Charlottesville, less than 10 miles to the University of Virginia. MLS#622663 $465,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

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

MADISON

Over 560 acres of wooded land on Thoroughfare Mountain in Madison County. Three contiguous parcels, completely private, with endless possibilities. Hunt, ride ATVs, camp, build a weekend retreat or a permanent residence in total serenity. MLS#621697 $2,685,000 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

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

MURPHY’S CREEK FARM

Wonderful gently rolling parcel of land with just under 26 acres, 18 miles south of Charlottesville. The land is wooded (mostly hardwoods) with an elevated building site, stream/creek, total privacy, and long road frontage. MLS#619394 $285,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

EMERALD RIDGE

Spectacular 22-acre lot in Western Albemarle! Wooded, wonderfully private and offers the ideal location for an elevated building site with the potential for big year-round views. Western schools! MLS#621504 $295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

SIMMONS GAP/ ESTES RIDGE

10 acres of mature woods. Property has long road frontage and consists of two parcels being combined and sold as one. No HOA! Design and build your dream residence on this very well-priced parcel. MLS#621178 $189,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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Beautiful 14.7-acre tract of pristine land with both open fields and mature woods. So many possibilities for the property - create a small estate parcel with main residence and dependencies or enjoy recreational activities. No HOA! MLS#621176 $289,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

COMMONWEALTH DRIVE

1-story, 2,147 sf commercial office building at corner of Westfield Road just off Rt. 29S. Zoned Commercial Office (CO) use includes administrative and business offices, medical, dental and more. CVCMLS#30317750 $799,000 Mark Mascotte, 434. 825.8610

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HOME SALES STATS ENDING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2021 THERE WERE 104 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS n 28 were in Albemarle with an average price of $626,800 n 12 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $398,492 n 8 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $347,484 n 7 were in Greene with an average price of $340,214 n 15 were in Louisa with an average price of $379,092 n 2 were in Madison with an average price of $307,450 n 6 were in Nelson with an average price of $485,750 n 16 were in Orange with an average price of $450,174 n 5 were in Staunton with an average price of $251,000 n 5 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $273,500

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