Oak Lawn c.1822
Notably one of the most historic homes in Charlottesville, designed and built by James Dinsmore for Col. Nimrod Bramham. This fine residence is a classic example of Jeffersonian Palladianism and is prominently situated on one of the largest city parcels at 5.20 acres. The property was purchased in 1847 by Rev. James Fife and is still owned by his descendants. This is a Virginia Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Built by William Dunkum as his personal residence, who along with his elder brother John, worked on many of Jefferson’s projects. The house, guest house and stables rest on a bluff below the Southwest mountain range near Monticello. The property of 27 acres consists of two parcels with streams, pond and views in every direction. Located only four miles south of Charlottesville, this property is in need of restoration.
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Hello, Charlottesville! Thank you for reading C-VILLE Weekly. I like a good beer. Something about a tall dark brew just makes me happy, and there are so many local options for truly delicious ales, lagers, IPAs, and stouts. But I know some folks who are really, really into beer. While I have my favorites, these connoisseurs of craft brews seem to be able to parse out flavors that I have no words for. Maybe that kind of person is you!
Regardless of your level of interest in beer, I think any kind of drinker can enjoy this week’s feature story on the business side of brewing in Charlottesville (p. 26). Writer Shea Gibbs spoke with several brewmasters and business owners about their unique starts, how they’ve grown, and what’s kept them afloat through Dry January. You’ll get to learn more about the likes of Three Notch’d Brewing, Champion, Random Row, Decipher, and more. One of my favorite elements of the piece is a look at just how much beer is produced in the city (spoiler: it’s a lot).
When I wrote my December feature on the arcade game and pinball scene in Charlottesville, breweries and bars were often the venues for those kinds of amusements, and places like Firefly also offered up trivia for a different sort of gaming experience. Like great food, great drinks can bring people together (alcoholic or not), and I’ll always think two beers shared taste better than one sipped alone.—Richard DiCicco
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Alleged shooters arrested
On March 8, the Charlottesville Police Department arrested Raymaqu’a Antonio Nicholas, 19, in connection with the February 22 murder of Nicklous Gregory Pendleton, 20. Nicholas has been charged with second-degree murder, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The same day, Albemarle County police arrested Taquarius Olando Catoe-Anderson, 21, who was wanted on two counts of malicious wounding and using a firearm in the commission of a felony in Charlottesville. Catoe-Anderson is a suspect in a September 28 shooting that left two men injured at the corner of Ninth and Anderson streets, according to the Progress.
SROs may return to Albemarle schools
After replacing school resource officers with unarmed safety coaches, Albemarle County Public Schools has requested funding to hire a single SRO, in response to parents’ complaints about fights, truancy, vaping, sexual assault, and other student misconduct at Albemarle High School.
The school division’s $257.3 million draft budget request includes $126,000 for the new SRO. In January, Superintendent Matt Haas originally proposed stationing the officer at AHS—however, the current proposal would allow the officer to work at AHS and 10 other schools in the division’s northern feeder pattern, according to The Daily Progress.
The possible return of police to county schools has divided parents. During a January 10 meeting with school board member Judy Le, parents pushed for the division to bring back SROs, claiming the officers would deter student misconduct in bathrooms and other private spaces. In October, the school division said it was investigating an incident involving members of AHS’s junior varsity football team, but did not identify it as a sexual assault. Multiple minors were charged with crimes related to the incident, according to county police.
during the board’s January 12 meeting, pointing to the negative impact SROs have had on students of color and disabled students, among other marginalized groups.
After 11 years of serving up build-your-own biscuits, pulled pork, and other local favorites, Ace Biscuit & Barbecue closed its doors on March 13. Owner Brian Ashworth told NBC29 that he was unable to sell the Rose Hill restaurant, which has struggled to bring in enough money in recent years. “We are broken-hearted, but also excited for what is to come,” reads a March 10 post on the restaurant’s Instagram. “It has been a wild ride and we are happy you were a part of it.”
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Crozet resident Brad Rykal—a military veteran, former defense contractor, author, and podcast host—has filed to run as an independent for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors White Hall District seat, challenging Democrat Ann Mallek. Last month, Mallek, who has served four terms on the board, announced she is running for the seat for the final time.
However, multiple parents urged the county school board not to reinstate SROs
In response to the backlash against his SRO proposal, Haas said the division is working on
other measures to address misconduct, including hiring a new dean of students for behavior intervention and installing single-occupancy restrooms and vape detectors—but if hiring one SRO helps reduce misconduct, he will try to hire more, he told the Progress in January.
Governor stands behind controversial educational policies
During a March 9 CNN town hall focused on public education, Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin defended the controversial educational policies he has implemented and supported since taking office, touting the importance of “parents’ rights”—a critical aspect of his successful campaign.
Right after he was sworn into office, Youngkin signed an executive order “ending the use of inherently divisive concepts, including Critical Race Theory” in schools. His administration set up a tip line for parents to report teachers who allegedly violated the order, but quietly shut it down in November. Though educators say that critical race theory, a graduate-level framework for discussing the interactions between race and law, is not
taught in K-12 classrooms, Youngkin continues to claim the framework is being used to indoctrinate students.
Using CRT, schools are “teaching children that they’re inherently biased, or racist, because of their race, or their sex, or their religion … that a child is guilty for sins of the past,” claimed the governor during the town hall, “[and] that a child is a victim because of their race or religion or their sex.”
“CRT isn’t a class that’s taught,” he added. “It’s a philosophy that’s incorporated in the curriculum.”
Social studies teacher Brock Barnes questioned the governor on the difference between teaching
“We have too many damn guns in our community. Guns that are too easily accessible by our children and result in tragedies.
If you own a gun, I am begging you, lock it up.”
—Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, mourning 13-year-old Marquan Mitchell-Nash,who died in an accidental shooting on March 10 Gov. Glenn Youngkin was the focus of a CNN town hall on public education. Albemarle County Public Schools Superintendent Matt Haas was originally in favor of stationing a new school resource officer at Albemarle High School, but backlash has prompted him to look to other measures to address student misconduct. After 11 years, Ace Biscuit & Barbecue closed up shop on March 13.
Expulsion strikes back
UVA students vote to reinstate harsh sentences for rule breakersBy Giulia Silverstein
One year after overwhelmingly voting to end the honor system policy that immediately expels students who are found guilty of lying, cheating, or stealing, UVA students voted March 2 to once again allow the University Honor Committee to throw out those who break the rules. According to Virginia magazine, the vote is “part of a wideranging reworking of the Honor constitution,” which now includes multiple sanctions, coinciding with the severity of infractions, “something successive generations of Honor reformers have championed for more than 50 years.”
The 181-year-old single-sanction honor system is almost as old as the university itself. It was established in 1842 after the shooting and killing of a professor who was trying to resolve a conflict between students. At first, faculty members oversaw all student behavior, but
after the murder, a basic single-sanction honor system was adopted to shift the projection of student disdain away from the faculty.
The single-sanction system has been widely criticized. The severe punishment dissuaded the reporting of minor infractions, and condemnable activities, such as sexual assault, often went unchecked. Those who were successfully convicted could also experience disastrous effects. In 2022, The Cavalier Daily published an opinion piece by an anonymous former student who was expelled in 2007 for plagiarism.
“I know firsthand that expulsion comes at a great cost,” wrote the former student. “It is isolating. It ravages the health of accused students and their family members. It can have devastating economic consequences, especially for students with limited financial resources. And it creates a stigma that accused and guilty students are pariahs—individuals without the potential to learn from mistakes, correct miscom-
“We all want a system that is fair and restorative.”
munications or ultimately contribute again to the University or society.”
She reports inadequate due process, and that there was little opportunity to prove her innocence. The stress of her trial produced extensive mental and physical side effects, including hair and weight loss, and suicidal thoughts.
Students tried for years to either soften the punishment or implement a multi-sanction system. Several proposals had been made, but none received approval until the spring of 2022. More than 80 percent of the student body voted for a sanction reform referendum that replaced the widely feared threat of expulsion with a two-semester leave of absence.
With the first change in the honor system’s history instituted, the Honor Committee, chaired by fourth-year student Gabrielle Bray, set its sights on finally switching over to a multi-sanction system.
The committee published an opinion piece in The Cavalier Daily, urging students to vote “yes” on a multi-sanction system. “We all want a system that is fair and restorative, with sanctions that reflect the severity of an Honor offense and the circumstances of the student in question,” wrote the committee.
During the fall 2022 semester, student and faculty representatives from across the university, including VISAS, The Raven Society, and the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, united in what the Honor Committee labeled the Honor Constitutional Convention. In selecting representatives, Bray wanted to ensure that “voices that weren’t traditionally heard were in the room for conversations like these.”
Four proposals were presented to the committee post-convention. However, it ultimately decided on a multi-sanction system of its own. The committee submitted its proposal to the University Board of Elections, relinquishing control of UVA honor to the student body.
In February, the editorial board of The Cavalier Daily endorsed four candidates— Hamza Aziz, Nishita Ghante, Laura Howard, and Rachel Liesegang—to represent the College of Arts and Sciences on Honor Council, and Alexander Church to represent the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Each candidate fervently supported the proposed multi-sanction system and “incorporated transparency and rehabilitation into their platforms.”
An overwhelming 88.7 percent of the voting students (there was a 24 percent voter turnout) were in favor of the referendum. The new honor circumstances enable personalized trials in which students will be holistically evaluated. The Honor Committee cites “amends, education, leaves of absence, and expulsion” as possible sanctions. Although students voted to reinstate possible expulsion, only the most extreme cases will result in dismissal.
Bray thanked students for supporting the referendum in an interview with The Cavalier Daily. “I’m grateful to the convention delegates, the policies and procedures team, the support officers, the committee and [the executive committee] for all the work that went into this constitution and this moment. I cannot wait to see how this strengthens our community of trust.”
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CRT and “historical injustices, such as slavery and segregation, and the impact this had on Americans.”
“Our standard should be to teach all of it, the good and the bad,” replied Youngkin.
“We need to teach it honestly and transparently, but we shouldn’t teach it with judgment. And one of the clear realities is that what had crept into our school systems were divisive concepts … that were forcing our children to judge one another.”
The governor also stood behind his administration’s proposed history and social science standards of learning, claiming they “made sure that everyone understood, for the first time in Virginia, [the] cause of the Civil War was slavery.” Last month, the Virginia Board of Education voted to accept the newest draft of the standards for first review.
In January, the state Department of Education released the latest draft after critics accused the governor’s administration of whitewashing history and teaching historical inaccuracies in its original November proposal. While the previous proposal said there were several causes for the Civil War, the new one says that “slavery and its expansion was the primary cause of the [issues] that divided the nation and was the catalyst for secession of southern states.” However, critics continue to voice concerns about the proposal.
“Do you agree that there’s an unspoken culture of racism and implicit bias against teachers of color within school districts nationwide?” asked high school band director Tryon Barnes, a Democrat. Though the governor agreed that racism exists and should be condemned, he questioned why “everything has to be viewed through a lens of race” and called for Virginians to “put down the judgment and move together in a way that lifts up all people.”
Pushing back against the governor’s proposed transgender student policy, Niko, a 17-year-old Arlington student, said, “Look at me. I am a transgender man. Do you really think that the girls in my high school would feel comfortable sharing a restroom with me?”
Instead of answering the teen’s question directly, the governor touted gender-neutral bathrooms as a solution to his concerns.
“What’s most important is that we try very hard to accommodate students,” said Youngkin. “That’s why I have said many,
many times we just need extra bathrooms in schools … so people can use the bathroom that they are in fact comfortable with.”
The controversial proposed policy would force transgender students to participate in school programming and use facilities, like bathrooms and locker rooms, based on the sex they were assigned at birth. School staff would also be prohibited from concealing information about a student’s gender from their parents, and from referring to transgender students by their preferred name and pronouns—unless a parent submits legal documentation of the student’s gender identity, and requests in writing that their child’s name and gender be changed on official school records. Even with parental permission, staff would not be required to use a student’s name and pronouns if it goes against their personal or religious beliefs.
Though the governor’s policy does not address sports, which are subject to Virginia High School League’s rules, Youngkin voiced his disapproval of transgender students playing on teams aligned with their gender identity. “I don’t think it’s controversial—I don’t think that biological boys should be playing sports with biological girls. There’s been decades of efforts in order to gain opportunities for women in sports, and it’s just not fair.” (The VHSL currently permits transgender students to play on sports teams aligned with their gender identity only if they have undergone sex reassignment surgery or been administered hormonal therapy “for a sufficient length of time,” per its website.)
CNN moderator Jake Tapper questioned Youngkin about transgender students like Niko, who are not supported by their parents.
“This is a moment for counselors, teachers, and parents to come together and deal with what is a difficult issue,” said the governor. “Parents have a right to be engaged in their children’s lives.”
Additionally, the governor argued that gun laws “don’t keep us safe” when questioned about his response to gun violence, particularly an incident in which a 6-yearold boy allegedly shot his teacher in Newport News. Instead, Youngkin advocated for improving the state’s mental health care programs and resources. He also said he would have signed a law requiring the Department of Education to recommend policies about removing books from public school libraries, had it passed the General Assembly.—Brielle Entzminger
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Beautiful 2.15 acre lot set in a quiet neighborhood, in the western school districts. A bright open floor plan with vaulted entrance and a turned staircase. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full unfinished basement plus a large 2 car garage. Hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Large, bright kitchen with island, pantry, and terrific breakfast room. The kitchen looks into the family room that features a wall of windows and a fireplace. The wrap-around front porch takes in the lovely setting.The rear deck overlooks the large yard with room to play and a great place to garden.
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A look at the second section of the city’s new zoning code
GORDONSVILLE ON MAINBy Sean Tubbs
This week, Charlottesville is expected to release the second of three sections of a new zoning code that is intended to increase residential density across the entire city and make it easier for developers to build with fewer government hurdles.
The first section established the basic rules for what can be built where. At the very least, all properties zoned single-family residential would be able to have between three and four units constructed on them without any further permission from elected officials.
The second section is expected to provide more guidelines for how affordability provisions will be enforced and how much parking will be required. There’s a lot of discussion yet to come.
All of the land-use reform has been done under the Cville Plans Together initiative, and overseen by the firm Rhodeside & Harwell. So far, City Council has adopted an affordable housing plan as well as a new Comprehensive Plan intended to create more units.
Lyle Solla-Yates, chair of the Charlottesville Planning Commission, says he feels “excellent progress” has been made so far.
“I see some map errors that need to be corrected, most notably on West Main, but my understanding is that those will be fixed,” Solla-Yates says. The roadway east of the Drewary Brown Bridge would allow buildings between 114 feet and 142 feet tall, much higher than currently allowed.
Above all, Solla-Yates wants clarity in the code, and didn’t expect the process to take this long. “I didn’t understand how much was broken and how much was needed,” he says. “The more we fix, the more we realize is broken.”
Diane Dale, a member of the Cville Plans Together steering committee, says it’s too early to get the full picture, and she wants as much time as it takes to realize the effects of the new rules.
“It’s hard to fully understand the full effects of lot development without the Module 2 elements of parking and landscape,” says Dale, who represents the Neighborhood Leaders Group on the committee.
Dale says she’s concerned the plan puts too much of a premium on housing above all other considerations. “The other elements of planning—environment, infrastructure, transportation, schools, etc.—are not being updated concurrently to address the higher densities,” she says, adding that threats to public health come with degradation of the urban environment.
The Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition wants even more density allowed in existing single-family neighborhoods, rather than the three to four units that would be allowed on each lot. It also wants to allow additional height only if all units are guaranteed to be sold or rented to people with incomes below half the area median.
“The zoning plans need to fulfill the Comprehensive Plan, but it is weaker because it restricts height, one of the main ways to provide new housing and make additional units possible,” reads a flier the group has distributed.
The third section of the new zoning code will cover how the code will actually be administered.
Solla-Yates says whatever results will be an improvement on the status quo. “We can’t make everyone happy, but I am sure we can find a better balance between health and safety on one side and aesthetics on the other,” he said.
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753-acre country estate approx. 25 miles south of Charlottesville. The property showcases a stately southern residence, c. 1904, extensive equestrian facilities, recreation opportunities, creeks and a pond. Tranquil setting. MLS#638899 $6,295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 greenfieldsfarmva.com
Well-maintained 2-story home. Situated on two lots containing 3.60 acres (divisible) in Ednam Forest. The 2,950+ sf home contains a LR with FP, DR, eatin kitchen, FR with cathedral ceiling and FP, sunporch, study with FP and powder room on the 1st floor. The second floor has the main BR with FP, large BA and ample closet space, a small study, two additional well-sized BRs (one currently being used as an office) and a full BA . The home is in a totally private environment of mature plantings with lovely mountain views. MLS#639162 $1,625,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
RIVER LAWN FARM
Unique 88-acre property with 4-bedrom home. Property includes two-car garage, storage shed/ shop and 3760-sf. multipurpose building. Beautiful mountain and lake views just 4 miles from Charlottesville. MLS#635483 $1,275,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
Southern Albemarle estate with 1.5 miles of frontage on the James River with 540± acres of highly fertile, gently rolling landscape. Historic farmhouse dating to the late 1700s offers extensive views of the river. Under conservation easement with the VOF. MLS#630470
$4,865,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
Remarkably large parcel located convenient to Charlottesville and UVA. Exceptional Blue Ridge views, charming farmhouse (in need of restoration). Under VOF easement but with divisions into already predetermined parcels. MLS#585228 $4,400,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
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175 acre grazing farm with 2/3 mile frontage on the James River. Impressive 4-5 bedroom, brick Georgian home, circa 2000 in excellent condition. Fertile James River bottomland for gardens, plus many recreational uses. MLS#632477 $2,495,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
10 miles from Charlottesville. 283 acres, mostly wooded, old farm, some pastures, trails, creeks and river frontage, adjoins Walnut Creek Park. NOT IN EASEMENT, lots of possibilities! MLS#634310 $1,995,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.00
Former house of noted local architect Floyd E. Johnson, the Miller’s House has been restored and graciously, lovingly and attractively added. On the banks of Totier Creek, which runs through the property, the house was formerly the home of the miller of Dyers Mill. Today, the beautifully renovated and expanded home is a delightful 5-BR, 3 full and 2 half bath home graced by tall ceilings, cozy rooms, numerous FPs and modern-day kitchen and baths. Guest house, 2-bay garage, pool, equipment shed plus 130 acres of open and wooded land. MLS#639196
$2,745,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
Solid, well constructed home just four miles north of the City. Set on 1.45 acres - great outdoor space for gardens. Home is in need of some renovation, but given quality construction & excellent location, it’s worthy of the investment. MLS#638788 $595,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455
Exceptionally rare offering in Western Albemarle! 4-5-bedroom custom residence on 9 park-like acres enjoys mountain views and wonderful privacy yet is only minutes from Birdwood Golf Course, Boars Head Resort & Sports Club and UVA. MLS#638437
$2,885,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
Mostly wooded preservation tract of 81.395 acres next to Frays Mill Subdivision in highly desirable Northern Albemarle. This beautiful gently rolling land has a great, private homesite with Blue Ridge Mt. views, and creek on property. MLS#608509 $995,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
Well-designed corner condo consisting of an exceptionally bright great room, fully-equipped kitchen, ample space for both relaxed living and dining, 1-BR,1BA, and inviting private balcony/terrace. Views of the Downtown skyline and mountains. MLS#634496 $285,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250
Ivy area! A 249 + acre hidden, private Arcadia controlling its own little valley up to the mountain ridge top building sites. Multiple parcels and subdivision rights make it a conservation easement candidate. MLS#634183 $3,250,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124 or Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
3 separate parcels with commanding Blue Ridge Mtn. views, level building sites 15 minutes from Charlottesville. Sites have been perked, have wells, and ready for your dream home. MLS#632482 $375,000 (7.8 acres), MLS#632490 $275,000 (2.4 acres), MLS#632487 $175,000 (2.0 acres), Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700
TURKEY SAG ROAD
33-acre property with beautifully constructed 3/4BR home. Home features great room with dramatic stone fireplace and panoramic views and large master suite with private deck. Peace, privacy and tranquility unsurpassed, but close to town. MLS#635341 $1,725,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
5-acre lot with mature hardwoods. Great opportunity to build with no HOA. Private building site amongst beautiful woods. Located between Free Union and Earlysville but so convenient to Charlottesville & UVA. MLS#621177 $119,00 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250
Beautiful building lot -3.3 acres, fronting on a quiet paved county road. Land is mostly in pasture, some woods, creek and elevated homesite with panoramic views of mountains, pond, and surrounding pastoral area. Less than a mile to Harris Teeter at Crozet.
MLS#636349 $450,000 Jim Faulconer,434.981.0076
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 $229,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
Situated near the Blue Ridge Mtns. in Madison County on 333 acres. Currently runs as a grazing farm for beef cattle. There are 2 homes on the property and a complement of necessary farm buildings. NOT IN CONSERVATION EASEMENT! MLS#630435 $3,200,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
94+ acres 20 minutes from Charlottesville. Originally part of a 188-acre tract, two parcels may be purchased separately or together, with 2 developmental rights each. Mostly maturing pine and very long public road frontage.
MLS#635861 $700,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124
LYNX FARM LANE
Great building lot in Ivy! Over 2.5 acres less than 6 miles to Charlottesville and UVA. Your future dream home could sit on this beautiful, wooded land, the perfect combination of country and city access. Murray Elementary School District. MLS#634897 $165,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
Wonderfully large 1.5+ acre building lot in Ednam Forest. Build your dream home on this elevated, wooded lot located in a single family community, minutes from UVA and within walking distance to Boar’s Head Resort. MLS#598537 $289,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
A unique contemporary cottage set on 2.6 wooded acres just west of town. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home (including an in-law suite on the terrace level) backs up to farmland. The great room features a vaulted ceiling, brick fireplace and built-in bookcases. Front terrace and back deck are great for birdwatching.
ROCK QUARRY ROAD
Unique building site overlooking a quarry lake. Serene setting for a home. Gated, private entrance. Road to home site in place. 3 private properties share lake and access, sandy beach, cabana and 20 acres of common land (including a large utility barn). Convenient to Zion Crossroads and Charlottesville. $350,000
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Absolutely private and pristine deep water lake of 50+/- acres, with (2) miles of shoreline, in Nelson County, surrounded by nearly 800 acres of commercial pine forest, designed for staggered harvests into perpetuity. An incredibly rare recreational paradise. A new lake home, with quality appointments at waters edge, a boat house with (2) lifts and a large steel storage building to house toys and equipment. Internet and generator are in place. Nearly 7 miles of interior roads and trails with mountain views. Includes access to nearby James River!
MLS # 623894 $4,400,000
A RARE find in a spectacular Western Albemarle location! This 120.75 parcel offers magnificent mountain and valley views in all directions. The rolling pastures and beautiful, mature hardwoods combined with privacy and convenience (minutes from downtown Crozet) create a one-of-a-kind opportunity.
MLS# 636241 $3,400,000
Gorgeous 6.22 acre building parcel located in beautiful Northern Albemarle County. This parcel offers an open elevated building site with gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding mountainside. Located on a quiet country lane yet close to both Charlottesville and Ruckersville. One of 6 parcels available in this small country subdivision; parcels range from 4 to 8 acres. Owner is working on building driveway entrances installed. It is advised to use 4 wheel drive to access the parcels until drives can be completed. MLS# 636003 $344,500
HATTON FERRY RD
Situated in Southern Albemarle County, and within 2 miles of the James River at Hatton Ferry, this 21+ acre parcel backs up to the Totier CreekReservoir. Parcel offers a private, elevated building site with open pasture and mature hardwoods. Parcel is within 5 miles of the historic town of Scottsville. MLS# 637310 $245,000
Fray’s Grant offers luxury living in Earlysville, VA, located just outside Charlottesville. With breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge, gently rolling land, meadows, wildlife, nature trails, and lot sizes ranging from 2 to 74 acres, Fray’s Grant is a beautiful setting to build your forever home. This 21+ acre parcel sits on a cul-de-sac offering privacy, towering hardwoods, two year around running streams, and natural sloping for building plans with a basement. Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is 6 miles away with shopping and eateries within 10 miles. MLS # 637061 $359,000
LANGDON WOODS LOT 12
Gorgeous park like wooded parcel located in North West Albemarle County with State maintained roads, underground power lines, high speed internet through Centurylink, and community stocked lake. Parcel is unique in the fact that there is a 57 acre preservation tract that adjoins this parcel that will preserve the privacy and natural beauty of this parcel. Elevated building site with streams running on each side, rock outcroppings make this a very special parcel. HOA review of plans and builder 2800 sq ft. min. house size, 4-bedroom perk test on file, 20GPM well in place
MLS # 638296 $259,900
LANGDON WOODS LOT 3
Beautiful Langdon Woods - a tranquil, large-lot subdivision featuring public roads, HOA with pastoral and seasonal mountain views. This 8.42 acre lot features an elevated building site overlooking the shared stocked lake most of which is located on this parcel, and backs up to a 57 acre preservation tract. This is the only parcel in the subdivision which allows for a dock. Parcel has a drilled well in place. Ten minutes to CHO airport, shopping, NGIC, etc. Bring your builder! Plans subject to HOA approval.
MLS # 638242 $279,000
Beautiful 4.93-acre parcel located just outside the quaint town of Batesville. Parcel is divided into two separate parcels and offers an open elevated front parcel with a small shed and shared stream at the rear. The rear parcel offers an elevated wooded building site.
MLS # 634345 $343,000
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Random Row’s Kevin McElroy says he’s had to up his prices because of hop cost increases. In 2023, German and Czech hops in particular will be pricier and scarcer due to poor harvests last year.
rewing beer is about control: controlling ingredients, controlling processes, controlling product
But it’s also about deciding when to let go.
Take Three Notch’d Brewing Company. It started small, with brewmaster Dave Warwick, supported by a team of four administrators, making a few hundred barrels of craft beer per year at their Preston Avenue home.
At the time, in 2013, Warwick controlled a lot of what was going on. He brewed the beer and helped with market research, administrative tasks, marketing, and accounting.
As his company grew, Warwick had less control over the Three Notch’d brew-niverse. He began delegating responsibilities, and the change seems to have worked to the brewery’s advantage. 3NB now has a full accounting department, HR director, six-person marketing department, chief growth officer, VP of sales, and VP of retail. “That allows me to focus just on the liquid,” Warwick says. “Not wearing as many hats is great for both me and the company.”
Today, 3NB is the largest beer producer inside Charlottesville city limits by a wide margin. In-town brewers produced about 17,500 barrels of beer last year, with Three Notch’d accounting for roughly 15,000. At 31 gallons per barrel, that’s 542,500 gallons of beer produced in 2022—enough to fill 85 percent of an olympic-size swimming pool. Or enough to send 4.34 million pints sliding over the bartop.
The production number should tick up in 2023 to 23,500 barrels, with most Charlottesville breweries increasing production numbers and at least one small brewer expected to go online.
In other words, that olympic-size swimming pool will overflow by 60,000 gallons by the end of the year. Charlottesville drinkers will have access to nearly 6 million pints within a 10.3-square-mile area.
“There’s something really special about being able to go to a neighborhood brewery and drink a beer that was packaged literally an hour before you’re drinking it,” says Josh Skinner, director of brewing operations at Selvedge Brewing, Charlottesville’s nano-est craft operation. “I think people recognize the value in that, and it’s why our industry has enjoyed continued enthusiasm and support from the community we serve.”
Can craft beer makers control their production numbers? Sure, to a certain extent. But they’re also beholden to market demand and, increasingly, supply chain and distribution issues.
Craft beer production and consumption totals are projected to increase substantially nationwide in the next year. This prediction is inconsistent with recent trends, according to Keith Clark, central Virginia sales director for Virginia Eagle Distributing Co.
Clark says the past several years saw craft beer slowly leak its “share of throat” as new drinks percolated. That doesn’t mean craft beer is shrinking, but it’s not growing at nearly the clip it did over the previous decade.
Hard seltzers were first to encroach on beer’s share, then it was ready-to-drink cocktails in cans, with seltzers taking a slight dip downward. “That’s not to say seltzers aren’t still doing extremely well,” Clark says. “It’s just not the hot new thing anymore.”
Brewers Association national beer sales and production data indicate craft beer continued its “long and unsteady recovery in 2022,” with retail sales back to pre-pandemic levels but “draught beer … still recovering.” In 2021, the last full year for which the association has comprehensive data, total U.S. beer sales were essentially flat, but craft volumes ticked up by 8 percent, raising small and independent brewers’ market share to 13.1 percent. Production volume showed similar 2021 growth, with overall beer ticking up 1 percent and craft growing 7.9 percent. Craft beer’s retail dollar sales also grew in 2021, to $26.8 billion.
Analysts, though, say the increase was mostly due to consumers paying more for brew in bars and restaurants than they did in stores in 2020.
The Brewers Association reports 9,247 breweries operated nationwide in 2021.
Five hundred fifty opened in 2022, but at least 200 closed. Brewery openings topped off in 2018, while closings reached a head in 2020, largely due to COVID-19.
Peter McMindes, owner and head brewer at Rockfish Brewing Company, says he has little interest in distribution. “There’s legislation out there to allow small breweries to self-distribute; then we’d be able to put some specialty bottles out to local bottle shops,” McMindes says. “But we’re not dealing with economies of scale or volume that makes distribution worthwhile.”
Even so, closure rates had increased every year since 2013, regardless of the C-word’s effect.
Charlottesville wasn’t immune to the trend, and after years of industry expansion, a well-regarded local shop, Reason Beer, closed its doors. Reason’s closing came about in no small part due to a star-crossed merger with Champion Brewing Company. “Our facility merger at the beginning of last year was so snake-bitten from the start when it comes to lead times and supply chain issues out of our control,” says Champion owner Hunter Smith.
Defying the openings trend locally was Rockfish Brewing Company, which launched a second nano-brewery and taproom last year on the Downtown Mall. This year, Neon Culture Brewing has a chance to launch a two-barrel system capable of brewing 500 barrels annually— though owner Corey Hoffman says he will likely continue operating at a low level out of the Decipher
Taking on challenges
Smith opened the Champion taproom doors adjacent to downtown Charlottesville in 2012. Times were simple then. Get raw materials, make unique beer, sell it across the bar. But Champion grew quickly, and with rapid growth came control issues.
One solution? Retake control of the environment in which consumers enjoy beer. For Smith and Champion, that meant featuring restaurants in their expansion strategy. The approach sidesteps Virginia’s sometimes tricky distribution regulations and ensures the product arriving at a beer-lover’s table is the one the brewer intends.
Enter COVID. Restaurant closures meant folks could only consume beer in their homes. Restaurants like Champion Grill in The Shops at Stonefield and the brewery’s Lynchburg location closed in 2021. Then, late last year, Champion announced a major distribution move, shifting its ale allocation to Bevana, a North Carolina-based company launched by former Champion principal Levi Duncan.
The latest wave of Charlottesville breweries, including Random Row Brewing Co., Decipher Brewing, Rockfish, Selvedge, and the still-to-come SuperFly, have all sidestepped beer distro challenges by sticking to taproom-only sales. Each ballparks its packaged to-go brewshare at around 10 percent of overall sales. That includes only hand-bottled or canned offerings and growlers/crowlers filled at the tap.
“I don’t really have much of a desire to distribute,” says Peter McMindes, Rockfish owner and head brewer. “There’s legislation out there to allow small breweries to self-distribute; then we’d be able to put some specialty bottles out to local bottle shops. But we’re not dealing with economies of scale or volume that makes distribution worthwhile.”
brewhouse—and SuperFly Brewing Co. expects to get off the ground and pump out up to 400 barrels.
“Without having been open, there already seems to be some enthusiasm in town for it,” says Ed Liversidge, SuperFly owner and operator. “I certainly think there is a town full of people willing to come and try new beer. I know that’s how I feel about it. I’ll always go check out the new place.”
Liversidge says he plans to carve his niche in the local taproom market as he goes, using consumer feedback to find the beers that resonate most. It’s a move that gives away a lot of control to beer drinkers.
But maybe central Virginia beer lovers are special, and maybe Charlottesville can support more breweries per capita than most small towns. After all, Richmond has the fourth-most breweries per capita in the country (25 breweries, for 10.77 per 100,000 residents), according to Move.org.
“All the small breweries here are quite different, and there are things I like about each of them,” says Liversidge, whose background and brewing lineage has taken him from the U.K. to the U.S. West Coast and now Virginia.
Supply chain issues are another story. The pandemic and an industry-wide drift away from bottled beer set off a can shortage two years ago. Now cans seem to be back, but brewers face the same raw materials cost increases as business owners do in nearly every economic sector.
“I’m getting emails from all our suppliers, from grain to hops to CO2, saying they have to raise prices, and we can’t just keep raising ours to the point that we price ourselves out of the market,” says Brad Burton, co-owner and head brewer for Decipher.
According to Skinner, sourcing malt from local malster Murphy & Rude has softened the blow of rising freight costs. Still, Random Row’s Kevin McElroy says he’s had to up prices due to hop cost increases. German and Czech hops in particular will be pricier and scarcer throughout 2023 after poor harvests last year.
Staffing is another issue befuddling brewers, but Burton says properly run nano-shops are uniquely suited to combat inevitable HR issues. “We were in the best possible spot we could have been in the shutdown,” he says.
“We didn’t have any employees or distribution. The brewers that had large distributions took the brunt of the hit, because there was zero beer going out in kegs and being sold to restaurants. Just managing growth—that’s what gives you a sustainable model.”
Decipher Brewing’s Barley Late Kölsch was among several Charlottesville-area beers that won significant awards last August at the annual Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition.
Burton doesn’t expect to see further contraction in the craft brewing industry— people have been talking about a “bubble” for a decade, he says—and other brewers around town tend to agree. Breweries are notoriously helpful to one another, and the taproom sales model keeps locations from competing for shelf space. Warwick, who does have to worry about shelf space constraints, also points out the lack of competition between 3NB and the nanos. “That’s why it’s easy to be friends, get along, and help each other grow,” he says.
Smith, whose distribution at its height reached farther than any other Charlottesville-proper brewery, believes the industry is finally beginning to stabilize. Brewers can now forecast raw material pricing and need, not to mention consumer demand, he says. “Keg sales came back, but it’s not the same, and it may never be the same,” he says. “There was a point at which every restaurant had to become a beer bar. Now bars and restaurants are saying they don’t necessarily need 20 taps to make their customers happy. It’s more competitive for those taps, but volume is climbing back.”
After all the chaos of the last several years, maybe some sense of control is back.
Tippling wiTh Trends
For his part, McMindes isn’t willing to give up control when it comes to flavor-of-the-week preferences. “We don’t do trendy stuff,” the Rockfish owner says. “We don’t even name our beers. And our logo doesn’t have anything to do with beer.”
McMindes says he went into brewing because he couldn’t find anything on the market as good and suited to his own taste as he made on his homebrew system. It’s a familiar hubris that has led to the downfall of many well-meaning hobbyists-cum-pros. But McMindes might be onto something by emphasizing personal taste.
In McMindes’ mind, nano breweries have more control than anyone else in the beer biz. They aren’t beholden to growth or profits. They can listen to their customers right over the bar, taking the hard work out of market research.
“My favorite thing about craft beer is that the loyalty isn’t so much to brands as it is to style. Craft beer drinkers share the love … and everything I see is people will still gladly pay extra for flavor, quality, and to support local brewers and craft.”
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For breweries that do follow trends, Clark says the one that stands out above all others is consumers looking to control themselves—by drinking non-alcoholic beer.
“Our Anheuser-Busch rep showed me the NA numbers in Europe, and I was like, ‘There is no way,’” Clark says.
The trend has certainly spread across the Atlantic. Clark says Virginia Eagle ran out of its NA portfolio during the past Dry January, a now-annual tradition when sober-curious folks give up the alcoholic goods.
Smith notes that non-alcoholic beer has become tastier due to the ever advancing science behind it, and drinkers who would never before reach for an O’Doul’s or St. Pauli NA now select near beer over hazy IPAs, adjunct stouts, and fruited sours.
These days, not only are the national guys getting into the NA game, but the locals are going buzz-free as well.
3NB looks to lead the mocktail barrage in Charlottesville. Warwick says the brewery doesn’t know yet how much NA will constitute its production this year, but he and his team launched the non-alcoholic Uncool brand in January with plans to expand.
Non-alcoholic drink demand is echoed in a trend several local brewers point out—a growing gusto for lagers at 4.0-range ABVs rather than IPAs in the 6s and above. Burton, for one, is all about that lager life.
But NA fanaticism flies in the face of another trend that has the attention of local brewers: relatively high ABV cocktails in cans. Even though it ain’t beer, the big guys like 3NB and Champion are launching ready-todrinks to grab a share of the latest drinking deluge.
Clark says he’s seeing some of today’s price-conscious consumers going to the extreme on lager love, rejecting the skyrocketing price of craft beer and rediscovering quaint macros like PBR. Warwick says he hasn’t seen the same.
“My favorite thing about craft beer is that the loyalty isn’t so much to brands as it is to style,” Warwick says.
“All the small breweries here are quite different, and there are things I like about each of them.”
ED LIVERSIDGE, SUPERFLY BREWING CO. OWNER AND OPERATORASHLEY COX PHOTOGRAPHY Notch’d Brewing Company started small, with brewmaster Dave Warwick, who was supported by a team of four administrators, making a few hundred barrels of craft beer a year at their Preston Avenue home.
“Craft beer drinkers share the love … and everything I see is people will still gladly pay extra for flavor, quality, and to support local brewers and craft.”
McMindes notes that, locally, most breweries have gone the Champion route and try to control the downstream consumption environment by running restaurants instead of taprooms only. His approach? Stay on brand. Reject the trend.
Finding a balance
Even Charlottesville’s beer can’t be controlled.
Yes, we know citywide production should be about 23,500 barrels next year. But we also know that crouched just outside of town are major brewing industry tigers who stand to top that production by at least five-fold.
Starr Hill, opened by Mark Thompson in downtown Charlottesville in 1999 before craft beer was cool, can reportedly dump nearly 30,000 barrels annually from its Crozet and Roanoke brewhouses. Devils Backbone, purchased by A-B InBev in 2016 to the chagrin of beer nerds, boasts production of 84,000 annual barrels. And Blue Mountain, whose owner Taylor Smack also runs South Street Brewing downtown, makes almost 3,000 barrels per year.
Several other players dot the 151 corridor—Thompson’s Brewing Tree, WildManDan Brewery, Hazy Mountain—which has become a destination for beer lovers, many of whom have no idea what’s going on down the road in Charlottesville.
“That corridor is only getting busier and busier,” Warwick says—and 3NB is look-
When Hunter Smith launched Champion Brewing Company in 2012, he says he wanted his brand to be a foil to the area’s big players like Starr Hill, Blue Mountain, and Devils Backbone.
ing to get in on the 151 action; the team has purchased the assets of the former Wild Wolf Brewing Company and plans to run it under its own label. “It’s such a destination,” Warwick says. “It’s definitely the hub in Virginia for amazing alcoholic beverages, from wine to beer to hard cider to distilling, even mead.”
When Smith launched Champion, he in fact wanted his brand to be a foil to the big players right outside town. Starr Hill, Blue Mountain, and Devils Backbone
“There’s something really special about being able to go to a neighborhood brewery and drink a beer that was packaged literally an hour before you’re drinking it,” says Josh Skinner, director of brewing operations at Selvedge Brewing.
had seen so much success selling lagers; he and Champion would carve their niche in unique ales and one-off releases. “We used to joke that we never needed to brew a single lager beer,” Smith says.
That outlook has changed,
Smith admits, as so many things have on the local beer scene. For years, Champion was the biggest brew producer inside city limits. The company pushed its Woolen Mills Missile Factory, named after the brewery’s flagship IPA, to a 15,000 barrel capacity in 2016, with lagers a major part of the mix.
But last year, Smith and Champion moved the production site outside town. The new brewery was “essentially a construction site” most of the year, Smith says, brewing only 2,500 barrels in 2022. This year, Smith expects the number to be back up to nearly 7,000.
For Champion, other things over the last several years were beyond control. The closure of two Champion Hospitality Group restaurants was only the culmination of the group’s supply chain and consumer demand issues.
“Expansion through restaurants has always been something that we had hoped to do in partnership. We are a brewery. We are not restaurant experts,” Smith says. “But I have to laugh. Expanding through restaurants when we did was a stroke of bad luck.”
Smith says the future is under control, though, and it’s a sentiment that’s reflected by brewers all across the hamlet.
“Last year was really tough,” Smith says. “But without going into great detail, keep watching. We are not done.”
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Even the Dog Knows Thursday, March 16, 2023 6:30PM – 8PM @ Staunton Public Library
What can a dog teach us? When it comes to a black Labrador named Moses, it’s how to heal—and what it means to truly love.
Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders Friday, March 17, 2023 7PM – 8PM @ Bluebird + Co. One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders” follows author Kathryn Miles’s investigation into the murder of a young queer couple.
Excavating Identity Author Talk and Art-Making Saturday, March 18, 2023 3PM – 4PM @ Studio Two Three, Richmond
Join historians G. Samantha Rosenthal and Gregory D. Smithers in Richmond for a discussion of their recent works.
Nelson County: Local Writers Saturday, March 18, 2023 5:30PM – 6:30PM @ Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books
Meet writers of the The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a residential artist community in Amherst, and hear them read from their works.
Bound Visions Sunday, March 19, 2023 3PM – 4PM @ The Beverley Street Studio School Gallery, Staunton
Meet some of the artists included in “Bound Visions: Art Books by Women Artists,” an exhibition of artists’ books by nine women.
Thursday, March 23
Rise Of The Spy
10AM – 11AM
Forbidden Dreams: Coming of Age Fiction
11:30AM – 12:30PM
A Romance Salon: American Royalty
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Central JMRL Library
The Turning Point: Shaping a Poetic Life
1PM – 2PM
An Identity on the Edges
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Central JMRL Library
4PM – 5PM
The Center at Belvedere
Voices of Adult Learners
6PM – 8:30PM
PVCC, Dickinson Building
Taps and Top 10 Hits
7PM – 8:30PM
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Friday, March 24
Food and Blackness
11AM – 12:30PM
JSAAHC Tickets Required
A Sci-Fi Salon: Flying the Coop
1PM – 2PM
Book Arts Open House
1PM – 4PM
Deaf Utopia with Nyle DiMarco
2PM – 3:30PM
Folklore and Futures
2:30PM – 3:30PM
How to Use Tarot to Enchant Your Inner Writing Witch
3:30PM – 4:30PM
Central JMRL Library
Handsome, Durable, and Inexpensive: The ‘Modern Library,’ 19251959
4PM – 5PM
UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections
Furious Flower Poetry Hour
4PM – 5PM
SELC’s 2023 Reed Award Ceremony
5PM – 6:30PM
Bestsellers and Best Cellars Reception
6PM – 7:15PM
Paramount Theater Tickets Required
Finding the Light: Bestsellers Panel
7:30PM – 8:30PM
Saturday, March 25
Reinvention and Return Breakfast and Authors Talk
10AM – 11:30AM
Omni Hotel Tickets Required
JMRL Annual Book Swap
10AM – 12PM
Central JMRL Library
No Ordinary Crimes: A Thriller Hour
11AM – 12PM
Central JMRL Library
The Art and Craft of Bookmaking Demo
11AM – 1:30PM
5th Annual Carol
Troxell Reader: Meghan O’Rourke
12PM – 1PM
New Dominion Bookshop
12PM – 1:30PM
Omni Hotel Tickets Required
Newbery Authors Panel
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Central JMRL Library
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Community Read with Ross Gay
2PM – 3PM
JSAAHC, Tickets Required
Bea Wolf Book Signing
2PM – 3PM
Telegraph Art & Comics Uptown
Crowns & Claws: Coming of Age in YA
4PM – 5PM
New Dominion Bookshop
An Afternoon with the National Book Awards
4PM – 5PM
Horror at Holiday Trails
7PM – 9PM
Camp Holiday Trails
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Sunday, March 26
Illustrating the Everyday 11AM – 1PM
Ivy Creek Natural Area
The Poetic Justice
12PM – 1PM
James Monroe’s Highland
Poets Across Genre
2PM – 3PM
Central JMRL Library
2PM – 3PM
Monticello Visitor Center
Origin Stories: Belief & Identity in VA Memoirs
4PM – 5PM
Central JMRL Library
UVA MFA Alumni
6PM – 7PM
Festival Finale at Decipher Brewing
7PM – 8:30PM
To cap off the 2023 Virginia Festival of the Book, enjoy a drink with us at Decipher Brewing!
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2021 Sweet Albemarle Petit Manseng
Refreshingly sweet, this white balances palate-cleansing freshness with rich natural grapey sweetness. Pronounced aromas and tropical flavors, including guava, coconut, and pineapple. We recommend pairing with spicy foods like Thai or curry, or enjoy by itself for dessert!
With a glass in hand, enjoy the beautiful scenery from our lawn, or a cozy chair inside, where you’ll discover a variety of inviting spaces. While indoor seating is limited, 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.
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.
Sundays - Brunch featuring mimosas with juices from our farmgrown fruit.
March 18th – Sarah Canady Jewelry Pop up!
Hours: Wed-Sun 11 am – 5:30 pm
430 Greenwood Rd, Greenwood, VA 22943 434.252.2947 • www.chilesfamilyorchards.com/chiswell
WINERY Guide Map
53RD WINERY AND VINEYARD
2022 Rosé Trio
This is our fourth vintage of our 100% Chambourcin Gentle Press and Barrel Aged Roses. The exciting 2022 Gentle Press Rose has aromas of strawberries, cherries and watermelon. With just a hint of natural sweetness combined with a pleasant acidity, this wine is a perfect wine with friends on a lazy afternoon. The food friendly 2022 Barrel Aged Rose (6 months in neutral oak) pairs well with salmon, crab, chicken, ham and shrimp salad sandwiches. For those looking for a more traditional style Rose we offer our second vintage of our popular Quintessential Rose. Provence styled made of 100% estate grown cabernet franc
with aromas of strawberries and cherries. Great on its own or with light cheeses. All three pair well with friends!
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.
March 18th- Rosé Trio Release Day with live music by Mike Proffitt and food by Sauce
March 25th- Gold Medal Wine Experience
April 1st- 2022 Chardonel Release and a Seafood Boil with Anderson Seafood
Open 7 days a week, 11 am – 5 pm
13372 Shannon Hill Rd Louisa, VA 23093
(540) 894-5474 • 53rdwinery.com
CASTLE HILL FARM CIDERY
Hewes Crab Pommeau Five Year Reserve
Our Hewes Crab Pomme au, arrested by Gold Rush eau de vie, is the result of over 5 years aging in neutral Hungarian Oak puncheons from Keswick Vineyards. Initial maturations in choice Kentucky bourbon barrels create a layered and complex profile. The appearance of light honey and amber when poured, gives way to subtle tears and gentle legs upon swirling. Delight in a spirituous kiss of bourbon on the nose followed by a gentle lift of caramel, toffee and vanilla. Savor each sip and explore complex flavors, layer by layer. Best served chilled.
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 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.
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! Check our calendar for our selection of artists
Sundays- Royal Tea from 2-4 pm April 15th- Daze of Rosé Festival
Join us for the inaugural Daze of Rosé Festival and live the “Rosé all Day” lifestyle! Enjoy tastings of Rosé from several Virginia wineries and vote for your favorite in this People’s Choice Rosé Competition. Cast your vote and
receive a full pour of your favorite Rosé. In addition to sampling the amazing Rosé wines, the festival will feature an art installation, food trucks, and a live set with RVAbased DJ Nobe. Tickets available at castlehillcider.com/dazeofrose
Hours: Thursday 1-8pm
6065 Turkey Sag Rd. Keswick, VA 22947 Tasting Room Text/Call: 434.365.9429 www.castlehillcider.com
Letizia 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 125acre 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 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!
March 23rd - CrossKeys
Open Daily from 11- 7pm 6011 E Timber Ridge Rd, Mt Crawford, VA 22841 (540) 234-0505 https://crosskeysvineyards.com/
2021 TANA Chardonnay
Produced exclusively from our TANA vineyard, this “Macon” style wine shows aromas of green apple on the nose and pleasing minerality on the palate, with a hint of oak on the finish. This wine just received a gold medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
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. Walkups accommodated on a spaceavailable 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
Weekends (Fri-Sun) - Live music Friday-Sunday all month long. Check out our website for details and the musical artist lineup!
40 Gibson Hollow Ln • Etlan, VA 22719 (540) 923-4206
Knots&Shuttles, Erotes, and Súil are the perfect sparkling trio to help you with your Valentine’s Day needs!
Súil: 100% Early Pick ViognierAged on the lees since 6/2016 disgorged 3/2020 is crisp, complex, dry, sparkling with notes of brioche and green apple. Hand riddled and hand disgorged. Erotes: Touriga Nacional Rose sparkling on the lees for 9 months has raspberry flavors throughout with a crisp finish. hand riddled and hand disgorged. Knots and Shuttles: Sparkling Tannat the big blackberry notes are bridged by the petit Manseng dosage to the huge tannic finish.
WE ARE HIRING!
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
The nose is fairly pronounced with sour cherries, cranberry, and pomegranate notes with additional notes of earth, forest floor and potpourri. A wine that has the ability to age for quite a few years due to the acidity. We suggest chilling prior to opening, allowing it to breathe for an hour or two. Pair with duck, gamey meats and poultry.
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 heated tent or open seating in our outdoor courtyard. Wine is available by the flight, glass and bottle at our inside or outside service bars.. 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 Saturday and Sunday from 12p-4p
Bring the family or friends and enjoy live music every Saturday from 12 - 4p or play a fun 9 hole of miniature golf on our new course!
March 18th - Live music by Matt Johnson
March 25th - Live music by Paulo Franco
1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, Virginia 22947
Tasting Room: (434) 244-3341 ext 105 email@example.com www.keswickvineyards.com
2020 Ta nnat
Made from 100% Tannat grapes, the nose of this wine features almond, cherry, raspberry, toast, mint, black pepper, and tomato juice aromas. The mouthfeel is round, elegant, and has a good length with soft tannins. The wine will become more expressive and complex if allowed to breathe for 30 minutes.
Virginia is for Wine Lovers! Starting this May, Revalation Vineyards will host a Virginia Varietal Comparative Tasting Series to highlight how different terroir, cultivation practices
and winemaker techniques contribute to the flavor, aromas and mouthfeel of wines that are all made from the same grape. Guests will be able to taste each wine and enjoy it alongside expertly paired small plates. Our first event features Tannat on Saturday, May 20th. Tickets will be available on our website, starting April 1st. www. revalationvineyards.com
Nov. 1 – Apr. 30 Hours: Friday 12 –sunset, Saturday/Sunday 12pm to 5pm
All Month – Vibrant paintings by Kim Gardner are being exhibited until the end of February.
March 17th- Book club at the Vineyard
2710 Hebron Valley Road, Madison, VA 22727 540-407-1236 www.revalationvineyards.com
VERITAS VINEYARDS AND WINERY
2021 Sauvignon Bl anc
Fresh bright acidity is the hallmark of this wine with zesty citrus, Granny Smith apples and a characteristic bite of grapefruit that make up the everything that Sauvignon drinkers love. Enjoy with seafood pastas, bright seasonal salads with goat cheese, and any of our upcoming Supper Series!
Throughout this supper series, we are partnering with Chefs from a variety of backgrounds and influences to showcase their unique culinary achievements. This March,
we invite you to enjoy the talents of chef Jeffrey Potter of 610 Magnolia. Dine on a seven course chef’s tasting menu showcasing unique flavor combinations and inspirations. Wines from the Veritas library will be paired with Chef Potter’s dishes to deliver a complete epicurean journey. Reservations Required:
March 24 - Chef Jeff Potter of 610 Magnolia
April 28 - The Mayorga Brothers of Guajiros Miami Eatery
June 23 - Nate Sloan of Bloom
August 25 - Jean-Paul Bourgeois
May 20th at 7pm. Gather all your friends and family to celebrate the academic achievements! We’ll be serving a multi-course menu with optional wine-pairing and sparkling wine! Perfect for larger groups, reservations recommended.
151 Veritas Ln, Afton, VA 22920 (540) 456-8000 www.veritaswines.com
TUESDAY 3/21, THURSDAY 3/23, & SATURDAY 3/25
A UNITED JOURNEY
A classical masterpiece is updated with stunning modernity in Orpheus and Erica: A Deaf Opera. The culmination of a years-long collaboration between Victory Hall Opera and a team of deaf theater practitioners, Orpheus and Erica sees a young couple battling illness and fertility tempt fate by using modern medicine. The clever production weaves together Italian opera, poetry performed in ASL, choral song, and orchestra arrangements to create a musical experience unlike any other. With a writing and production team that includes Miriam Gordon-Stewart, Gregory Orr, Michael Slon, and Alek Lev, plus a cast of renowned opera singers and deaf stars. Free-$35, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. victoryhallopera.org
DANCE, MAGIC DANCE
Wind your way into the theater for a special Labyrinth movie party. Subtitles and animated cues make it easy to sing along and belt out your favorite lines (“You have no power over me!”) as Sarah, played by Jennifer Connelly, journeys through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered to rescue her baby brother from David Bowie as the sadistic Goblin King. Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy film also features lovable puppets, iconic costumes, and catchy songs, including “As the World Falls Down,” “Underground,” and “Within You.” $13.27, 6pm. Alamo Drafthouse, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
“The Gathering series is all about building community … it’s a call to look inwards and find what matters,” says Carbon Leaf frontman Barry Privett. The Richmond, Virginia, faves recently released the second volume in a four-part series that finds the long-running quintet returning to its acoustic roots. Gathering Vol. 2: The Hunting Ground is a gutsy and cathartic collection that grapples with grief, loss, anger, and pain. Raw acoustic arrangements come together with lush fiddle, banjo, and guitar to create five dimensional songs, including “Everything’s Alright Mama,” a gritty Appalachian folk tune with lilting Celtic influences. $20-25, 7:30pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com
Berto and Matt. Brazilian and Latin treasures that will make you smile from the inside out. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com
Dueling Pianos. Bring song requests and watch two live pianists duke it out. $25, 7pm. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.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
Karaoke. Jen DeVille hosts this weekly song party. Free, 9pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com
Wavelength. Whiskey Wednesdays. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskeyjarcville.com
Crumbs from the Table of Joy A touching memory play about a Black family, told through the eyes of 17-year-old Ernestine Crump as she comes of age in Brooklyn in 1950. $22-27, 7:30pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org
Keeping Kids Safe. Local experts Katrina Callsen, Mary Coleman, Neta Davis, Kate Lambert, and Jodie Murphy on keeping children safe. Free, 8am. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St. NW. give.unitedwaycville.org
Bingo. Four games that increase in difficulty with prizes to match. Free, 6pm. Firefly, 1304 E. Market St. fireflycville.com
Block Night. An informal session for those interested in the art and craft of book and printmaking. Free, 5:30pm. Virginia Center for the Book, Jefferson School City Center, 233 Fourth St. NW. vabookcenter.org
Fried Green Tomatoes Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Mary-Louise Parker cook up an unforgettable tale. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman An introduction to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted.
$11-15, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net
Tour The Paramount Theater. Dig into the historic theater’s history on a backstage tour. Free, 11am and 5pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net
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
An Evening with Yo La Tengo. The trio’s latest victory is This Stupid World, a set of reflective songs that resist the ever-ticking clock. $28-33, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com
Berto and Vincent. Wild gypsy rumba and Latin guitar. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com
Diner Family Tunes. With Jesse Fiske, Lilly Bechtel, Sally Rose, Catherine Monnes, and The Mops. Free, 5pm. Blue Moon Diner, 606 W. Main St. bluemoondiner.net
Honest Debts. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day eve with rock ‘n’ roll tunes. Free, 7pm. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellys charlottesville.com
Josh Teed. With Terrachrome. $15-18, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com
Crumbs from the Table of Joy See listing for Wednesday, March 15. $22-27, 7:30pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org
National Theatre Live in HD—The Crucible A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty and Brendan Cowell. $11-15, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net
Designing a Pollinator Victory Garden. Kim Eierman covers the dramatic decline of pollinators and offers simple strategies gardeners can use to support bees and an array of other pollinators. $10, 7pm. Online. piedmontmastergardeners.org
Miller Oberman. The poet reads from his work as part of his time at UVA as a Rea Visiting Writer in poetry. Free, 6pm. Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room, UVA Grounds. creativewriting.virginia.edu
UVA Art Graduate Symposium: Staging Paradox. Day one features a discussion with Josephine Bellisa Neil, Latypova Anzhela Radikovna, and Rachel Magdeburg. Free, 1-3pm. Online. art.as.virginia.edu
Eyes on Art. An innovative program designed to engage people with Alzheimer’s in meaningful discussions about art. Free, 2pm. The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA, 155 Rugby Rd. uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu
Paint & Sip. Choose your sip, grab a brush, and create a one of a kind acrylic painting. $35-45, 7pm. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.com
Friday 3/17 music
Almost Queen. The ultimate Queen experience. $34-64, 8pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net
Chamomile & Whiskey. Deep-rootsrock. $15-48, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com
Drew Pace. With Sam Lowe. $15-17, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com
Hard Swimmin’ Fish. Twisted vintage roots music. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glass housewinery.com
Nicole Mitchell Gant: A Showcase. A colloqium from the award-winning flautist, conceptualist, and composer. Free, 3:30pm. Old Cabell Hall 107, UVA Grounds. music. virginia.edu
St. Paddy’s Day Party. A hooley benefiting Blue Ridge Irish Music School. Free, 5:30pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com
Silent Disco. A Saint Patrick’s Day dance party for all ages. $10-15, 5:30pm. Pro Re Nata, 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. good timesonlyva.com
Crumbs from the Table of Joy See listing for Wednesday, March 15. $22-27, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org
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CULTURE SOUND CHOICES
Rule of three
Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, and Phoebe Bridgers combine to delight
One of the most anticipated albums of 2023, thus far, surely must be boygenius’ The Record. The band, which formed in 2018, is composed of Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker, and Phoebe Bridgers. Prior to meeting in 2016, Dacus and Baker had released a few EPs and albums, while Bridgers was relatively new on the scene. Since then, the three wickedly talented songwriters—who share spots on a Venn diagram labeled with the Spotify playlists Wanderlust, My Life is a Movie, and Sad Indie—have built tremendous solo careers. In 2021, Baker released the critically acclaimed Little Oblivions, while Dacus’ Home Video propelled her nationally, and Punisher earned Bridgers four Grammy nominations, including Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album.
Three singles from The Record’s 12 tracks were released in January, and at press time the titles “$20,” “Emily I’m Sorry,” and “True Blue,” have over 5 million streams each on Spotify. The pure magic of boygenius is the combination of the artists—very good in their individual performances, and magnificent when together, harmonizing or backing each other up as one takes the lead.
The trio’s name plays on the industry stereotype of a male artist being called a “boy genius,” and digs at its members’ collective negative experience with male musicians. After connecting at a festival, Dacus, Baker, and Bridgers knew they wanted to work together, and went into the studio with a team that was exclusively women to make boygenius’ self-titled debut EP over the course of four days. Ironically, the EP pays homage to Crosby, Stills & Nash’s debut studio album, right down to the iconic cover art, and like CSN each boygenius songwriter takes the lead at some point.
All three members of the group have identified as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and themes of sexuality
and spirituality run through their solo catalog, as well as boygenius’ tracks. With every song that members of the trio write, they seem to be living parallel lives with songs of lost love, and emotional, physical, or even drug abuse and loneliness. boygenius’ The Record is due out on March 31.
These Four Words
Look out for Virginia Man, a four-piece out of Fredericksburg that has ties all over the state, including Charlottesville. The group’s recent EP, These Four Words, has five songs that feel like the unseasonably warm winter we’ve experienced—poetic lyrics disguised in spring fever with some chilly nights. Virginia Man opens for Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels on Friday, April 21, at The Camel in Richmond. (Released on February 10.)
Illiterate Light Sunburned
Illiterate Light’s new album Sunburned is the latest good thing to happen for the Harrisonburg-based band. Last year, the group signed with indie label Thirty Tigers (Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell, Michael Franti), and it’s turning folk music on its head by inserting hard rock and drums everywhere. Sunburned is an album that feels larger than life. (Released on January 28.)—Samantha Federico
CULTURE THIS WEEK
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Contemporary Artist Talk: Sarah Maple. The British visual artist utilizes tongue-incheek humor and satire to challenge traditional assumptions about religion, identity, and gender. Free, 5:30pm. The Fralin Mu-
Visual Letter Poems with Valencia Robin. A mixed-media, visual letter poem workshop with exhibiting artist Valencia Robin. $10-15, 11am. Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St. SE. secondstreetgallery.org
Playdates at the Playscape. See listing for Friday, March 17. $20, 9:30am. Wildrock, 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet. wildrock.org
Fire by Friction Workshop. Learn to start a fire without matches, a lighter, or flint and steel. $50, 10am. North Rivanna Trail, Charlottesville. livingearthva.org
UVA MUSIC EVENTS
* denotes free events
Friday 3/17, 1pm UVA Music Library
Friday 3/17, 3:30pm 107 Old Cabell Hall
Saturday, 3/18, 3:30pm Old Cabell Hall
Saturday, 3/18, 8pm Old Cabell Hall
Sunday, 3/19, 3:30pm MLK PAC at CHS
Friday, 3/24, 3:30pm 107 Old Cabell
Saturday, 3/25, All Day Old Cabell
Saturday, 3/25, 3:30pm Old Cabell Hall
Sunday, 3/26, 3:30pm Old Cabell Hall
Friday, 3/31, 1pm Music Library in OCH
Friday, 3:31, 8pm Old Cabell Hall
Making Noise in the Library * Afternoon with Carlehr Swanson
Nicole Mitchell Gantt Colloquium * A Showcase
Eugene Choo, Violin * Distinguished Major Recital
Charlottesville Symphony New World Symphony
Charlottesville Symphony New World Symphony
Eric DeLuca Colloquium * An Arts Residency
Date/Time/Place Event music.virginia.edu/events
Flute Forum with Amy Porter * events all day - schedule on web
Amy Porter, flute Recital * part of Flute Forum
I-Jen Fang, Percussion UVA Chamber Music Series
Making Noise in the Library * with Corey Harris
Michael McNulty, Jazz Guitar * Distinguished Major Recital
All artists, programs and venues are subject to change. Music: 434.924.3052; firstname.lastname@example.org; https://music.virginia.edu Arts Box Office: 424.924.3376, artsboxoffice.virginia.edu
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distinguished major performance. Free, 3:30pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. music.virginia.edu
Lord Nelson. Rural rock from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. $15, 7pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket.com
New World Symphony. Violinist Brendon Elliott and guest conductor Paul Ghun Kim present Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. $8-39, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. cvillesymphony.org
Tara Mills. Original mountain Americana. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com
The Michael Elswick Gathering. Jazz, blues, ballads, and Latin tunes. Free, 5pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com
Crumbs from the Table of Joy See listing for Wednesday, March 15. $22-27, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org
Storytime. Readings of recent favorites and classics. Free, 11am. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com
Met Live in HD: Lohengrin Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. $18-25, noon. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net
The Who’s rock opera, with a towering Elton John and a frenzied Ann-Margret, restored in 4k. $10, 2pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
An afternoon of traditional Irish music. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesville market.com
Baked Shrimp. High-octane power funk. $12-15, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com
Highway to Rock. A one-of-a-kind performance program designed to help young musicians learn how to play in a band. $10, 12:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com Matt Johnson. Sip on wine and enjoy tunes from the singer-songwriter. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com
New World Symphony. See listing for Saturday, March 18. $10-45, 3:30pm. Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, 1400 Melbourne Rd. cvillesymphony.org
Crumbs from the Table of Joy See listing for Wednesday, March 15. $22-27, 2pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org
Charley Speaks: Living as a Black Trans Man in the South. The author, mentor, and advocate discusses his forthcoming book and experience growing up in the South. Free, 2pm. JMRL: Central Library, 201 E. Market St. jmrl.org
Labyrinth Movie Party. An interactive screening of David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly’s fantasy classic. $13, 6pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
Roman Holiday Brunch. Audrey Hepburn’s Oscar-winning role as a runaway princess. $10, 12:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
Spring Pop-Up Shop for Kids. Once Upon A Find hosts this shopping experience, with warm beverages, vintage kids decor, gifts, books, and toys. Free, 9am. Mudhouse Crozet, 5793 The Square, Crozet. email@example.com
Sydney Opera House’s Meeting Mozart
The 45-minute show introduces young audiences to a range of Mozart’s music, from variations on “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to his large-scale orchestral pieces. $14-19, 4pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net
Berto and Vincent. From the flying fingers of Berto Sales to Vincent Zorn’s percussive rhythm, these seasoned musicians are making a mark with their uplifting performances. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. southandcentralgrill.com
Gin & Jazz. The Brian Caputo Trio performs in the Château Lobby Bar. Free, 5:30pm. Oakhurst Inn, 100 Oakhurst Cir. oakhurstinn.com
Brazil (The Director’s Cut). Terry Gilliam’s classic snapshot of a dystopian world where dreams are the only way out. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
Marinus in the Vineyard. Performing Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ. $25, 6:30pm. King Family Vineyard, 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet. marinusensemble.com
Talisk. Globetrotting folk-based tunes. $2023, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.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. dairymarketcville.com
Orpheus and Erica: A Deaf Opera The Orpheus myth is drawn into the miraculous and flawed world of modern medicine in this new production in ASL. Free-$35, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. victoryhallopera.org
Profs & Pints: The Life of the Vampire. A look at the origins and evolution of a feared and beloved cultural icon. $13-17, 5:30pm. Graduate Charlottesville, 1309 W. Main St. profsandpints.com
Playdates at the Playscape. See listing for Friday, March 17. $20, 9:30am. Wildrock, 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet. wildrock.org etc.
A Scanner Darkly An undercover cop’s investigation into a new drug causes him to lose his identity and his grip on reality. $7, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
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
Little Richard: I Am Everything Lisa Cortés’ eye-opening documentary explores the whitewashed canon of American pop music. $13, 7pm. Violet Crown Cinema, 200 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. violetcrown.com
Cocaine Bear loses itself in the wildernessBy Justin Humphreys firstname.lastname@example.org
For months, the publicity buildup for Elizabeth Banks’ horror-comedy Cocaine Bear has convincingly sold it as deliriously entertaining nonsense. The movie’s hilarious, unrepentantly trashy trailer boldly spelled the plot out: A hulking black bear high on cocaine rampages through the Georgia hills. Sadly, the film is a missed opportunity that doesn’t deliver on its very appealing hype.
The story opens in 1985 as drug smuggler Andrew C. Thornton (Matthew Rhys) flings duffel bags full of cocaine from his auto-piloted plane into a Georgia forest. With the plane in trouble from its heavy load, Thornton attempts to parachute out and plummets to his death. A bear stumbles onto the drugs, ingests huge quantities, and develops a Tony Montana-level coke habit. Alternating between bizarre and violent behavior, the bear attacks nearly everyone it encounters. A series of interwoven subplots involving the drugs and the bear ensue, including Detective Bob (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) investigating Thornton’s fumbled drug run; Thornton’s accomplice, Syd (the late Ray Liotta), hunting for the cocaine; and schoolkids Dee Dee (Brooklynn Prince)
and Henry (Christian Convery) cutting school unwittingly close to the bear. Probably the film’s funniest element is how it intentionally mocks its own declaration of “inspired by true events” which, even in serious current movies, is frequently double-talk that conceals a disregard for historical facts. The real cocaine bear reportedly never assaulted anyone and was simply found dead after OD-ing on the air-dropped cocaine. From there, Banks and screenwriter Jimmy Warden largely invented their story.
Cocaine Bear is distantly related to nature-in-revolt films like Grizzly and Day of the Animals—both of those films are better made and more entertaining—and the Italian Wild Beasts, about murderous zoo animals juiced up on PCP. What made drive-in movies like those so appealing was the lack of irony that gave their many ludicrous moments a manic unpredictability and wonderful ridiculousness.
In a perfect world, Cocaine Bear would have been made in 1987 by a sleazy outfit like Cannon Films for about $1 million, played totally straight-faced, and starred a stuntman in a moth-eaten bear suit snorting lines off a Fat Boys LP cover. But Banks’ approach is annoyingly tongue-in-cheek, and her heavy-handed self-awareness spoils what could have been highly entertaining cinematic mayhem.
There aren’t many noteworthy performances, mainly because most of the characters are caricatures, especially the various grotesque Southerners. The audience has so little time to get acquainted with anyone on screen that the occasional bloody dismemberment hardly registers. Whitlock’s quietly funny detective is an exception, as are child actors Prince and Convery as the precocious youngsters.
The prodigiously talented Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh has composed a surpris-
R, 95 minutes
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ingly generic ’80s throwback score, and the bear and its attacks are generally pretty unconvincing—largely visual effects built around a motion-capture actor playing the beast.
When a movie works overtime to be as dumb as Cocaine Bear, it becomes almost critic-proof: When you pick it apart, the filmmakers can always say they meant it to be lousy. Deliberate amateurism like this usually goes awry fast, and such is the case here. If you want to be wildly entertained by gory, unhinged junk, let this slick Hollywood imitation hibernate and seek out the genuine, untamed variety elsewhere in the film vaults of the wild.
In a perfect world, Cocaine Bear would have been made in 1987 by a sleazy outfit like Cannon Films for about $1 million, played totally straight-faced, and starred a stuntman in a moth-eaten bear suit snorting lines off a Fat Boys LP cover.
What separates Jordan from others:
- Cville native, alumnus of M. Lewis, Henley, WAHS, JMU
- Over $16M in annual sales
- Ranked in top 20 out of over 1,000 realtors
Seller Review: Jordan sold our home quickly and helped us select the best offer out of the 8 we received in one weekend on the market. He was wonderful and insightful in what was an extremely stressful event. His ability to market our home was impressive. It never looked better in the pictures he took. The 3D touring technology he used was amazing. Highly recommend Jordan.
CULTURE ALL YOU CAN EAT
Akira Level Ramen & Sushi Japanese cuisine. 3912 Lenox Ave., Ste. 320. akirasushiramen.com $
Asian Express Chinese and Japanese with healthy options. 909 W. Main St. newasian express.com. $
Bad Luck Ramen Bar A restaurant and bar built directly into North American Sake Brewery. 522 Second St. SE., Unit E. badluckramen.com. $
Bamboo House Korean and Chinese options. 4831 Seminole Trail. 973-9211. $$
Bang! Asian-inspired tapas and inventive martinis. 213 Second St. SW. bangrestaurant.net. $$
Chang Thai Traditional and innovative dishes. 1232 Emmet St. changthaicville.com. $$
Chimm Thai Thai street food. 5th Street Station; Dairy Market. chimmtaste.com. $$
Coconut Thai Kitchen Thai favorites from the Monsoon Siam team. 1015 Heathercroft Ln., Crozet. coconutcrozet.com. $$
Doma Korean-style barbecue, kimchi, and more. 701 W. Main St. domakoreankitchen.com. $
Himalayan Fusion Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. 520 E. Main St. himalayanfusion.com. $
Kanak Indian Kitchen Offering traditional homemade Indian food, plus cocktails. 5th Street Station. kanakcville.com. $
Lemongrass Vietnam meets Thailand. 104 14th St. NW. 244-THAI. $$
Lime Leaf Thai An upscale Thai experience. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 245-8884. $$
Marco & Luca Chinese snack food, including dumplings, sesame noodles, and pork buns. 112 W. Main St., Downtown Mall; 107 Elliewood Ave.; Seminole Square Shopping Center. $
Maru Korean BBQ & Grill Traditional Korean food with modern additions. 412 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. marudowntown.com. $
Manila Street Filipino food. Dairy Market. dairymarketcville.com. $
Mashu Festival Authentic Asian festival food. Dairy Market. dairymarketcville.com. $
Milan Indian Cuisine Authentic Indian cuisine with all the standards. 1817 Emmet St. milanindian-cuisine.com $$
Mochiko Hawaiian eats and suggested Hawaiian beer pairings. 5th Street Station. hawaiianfood cville.com. $
Monsoon Siam Original Thai cuisine. 113 W. Market St. monsoonsiamcville.com. $$
Mashumen Japanese ramen and rice bowls. 2208 Fontaine Ave. mashumen.com. $$
Now & Zen Gourmet Japanese and sushi. 202 Second St. NW. nowandzencville.square.site. $$
Pad Thai Homestyle Thai cooking from an experienced chef. 156 Carlton Rd. padthaicville.com. $$
Pei Wei Asian Kitchen Chinese staples from fresh ingredients. 5th Street Station. peiwei.com.
$ Pineapples Thai Kitchen Thai favorites from the Monsoon Siam team. 722 Preston Ave. pineapples cville.com. $$
Peter Chang China Grill Authentic Sichuan cuisine by a renowned chef. Barracks Road Shopping Center North Wing. peterchang charlottesville.com. $$
Red Lantern Chinese cuisine by the pint or quart. 221 Carlton Rd. redlanterncharlottesville.com. $
Seoul Korean BBQ & Hotpot All you can eat hotpot and Korean BBQ. 100 Zan Rd. seoulbbqhotpot.com. $$
Silk Thai Fresh, authentic Thai. 2210 Fontaine Ave. charlottesville.silkthairestaurant.com. $$
Tara Thai Affordable Thai faves, with multiple meat, fish, and veggie options. Barracks Road Shopping Center. tarathai.com. $$
Taste of China Chinese standards from a lengthy menu. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. taste ofchinacharlottesville.com. $$
Ten Upscale second-floor spot serving modern Japanese. 120 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ten-sushi.com. $$$
Thai ’99 II Thai noodle and rice dishes, curries, and stirfrys. Albemarle Square. thai99usa.com. $
Thai Cuisine & Noodle House Traditional Thai food, noodle dishes, and vegetarian specials. 2005 Commonwealth Dr. thaicuisinecville.com. $$
Umma’s Korean and Japanese-American cuisine. 200 W. Water St. ummasfood.com. $$
Vu Noodles Fresh, vegetarian Vietnamese noodles, pho, bahn mi, and more. 111 E. Water St. vunoodles.com. $
Albemarle Baking Company Breads, cakes, and pastries. 418 W. Main St. albemarlebakingco.com.
$ Bowerbird Bakeshop Pastries, breads, and cookies using locally sourced ingredients. 120 10th St. NW, bowerbirdbakeshop.com. $
Caked Up Cville Small-batch cupcakes and cakes. cakedupcville.com. $
Cake Bloom A cake and bubbles bar with freshly-baked treats by the slice or whole. 705 W. Main St. cakebloom.com. $$
Cou Cou Rachou Croissants, tatins, financiers, danishes, cake slices, muffins, and more. 917 Preston Ave. Suite B; 1837 Broadway St. cou courachou.com. $
Gearharts Fine Chocolates Freshly baked pastries, cakes, cookies, brownies, and chocolates. 243 Ridge McIntire Rd. gearhartschocolates.com. $
Great Harvest Bread Co. Sandwiches, sweets, and bread baked from scratch every day. McIntire Plaza. greatharvestcville.com. $
MarieBette Café & Bakery European-inspired fare. 700 Rose Hill Dr. mariebette.com. $
Paradox Pastry Known for biscuits, European pastries, and the legendary DMB cookies and brownies. 313 Second St. SE. #103. paradox pastry.com. $
Petite MarieBette MarieBette’s little sister. 105 E. Water St. mariebette.com. $
Quality Pie Ex-Mas chef Tomas Rahal serves Spanish-inspired fare. 309 Avon St. qualitypieva. com. $$
Sliced. cake bar Mobile bakery offering whole cakes, cake flights, cake pops, and buttercream shots. slicedcakebar.com. $
Bars and Grills
Alamo Drafthouse Burgers, pizzas, salads, snacks, and desserts prepared fresh from locally sourced ingredients. 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com. $
Beer Run Massive tap and packaged beer offerings, plus food. 156 Carlton Rd. beerrun.com. $$ Bobboo A curated list of whiskeys from Virginia and around the world, with bespoke charcuterie boards and classic, hand-crafted cocktails. 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com. $$
Bonefish Grill A seafood-centric menu, plus steaks and cocktails. Hollymead Town Center. bonefishgrill.com. $$
Brightside Beach Pub Bar with appetizers and bites. 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-8122. $$
Burton’s Grill & Bar Upscale bar and grill chain featuring an extensive menu of American fare. The Shops at Stonefield. burtonsgrill.com. $$
The Château Lobby Bar Creative cocktails, wine, craft beer, and small plates sourced from local purveyors. 122 Oakhurst Cir. oakhurstinn.com. $$
The Copper Bar A sophisticated and chic cocktail bar. The Clifton Inn, 1296 Clifton Inn Dr. the-clifton. com. $$$
Dürty Nelly’s Pub—Deli Subs and sandwiches, with a late-night pub menu. 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellyscharlottesville.com. $
Fardowners Local ingredients liven up pub fare like sliders and sandwiches. 5773 The Square, Crozet. fardowners.com. $$
Firefly Craft beer, burgers, salads, vegetarian- friendly menu. 1304 E. Market St. fireflycville.com. $
The Fitzroy A kitchen and bar offering updates of comforting classics. 120 E. Main St. thefitzroy cville.com. $$
Glass Half Full Taproom A large selection of beers, wines, and spirits. 5th Street Station. glasshalffullbar.com. $
The Good Sport Taproom Tavern fare alongside a wide array of local and hard-to-find beers. The Forum Hotel, 540 Massie Rd. thegoodsporttaproom.com. $$
Kardinal Hall An extensive list of brews. 722 Preston Ave. kardinalhall.com. $$
The Lobby Bar Playful takes on classic cocktails and mocktails, with a menu of bar snacks. 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com. $
Lucky Blue’s Bar Fast-casual bowls, burritos, and cheesesteaks. 223 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. luckybluesbar.com. $
Matchbox Wood-fired pizzas, salads, salmon, steak dinners, and gourmet burgers. 2055 Bond St. match boxrestaurants.com. $$
Michie Tavern Southern midday fare from an 18th-century tavern. 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. michietavern.com. $$
The Milkman’s Bar Led by mixologist River Hawkins, the joint serves creative cocktails that pay homage to the ‘50s. Dairy Market. milk mansbar.com. $$
Miller’s Old-school bar serving up elevated Southern pub fare. 109 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. millersdowntown.com. $
Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ onions and giant steaks. 1101 Seminole Trl. outback.com. $$
Ralph Sampson’s American Taproom An upscale sports bar experience. 973 Emmet St. N. americantaproom.com. $$
Rapture Playful Southern cuisine. 300 E. Main St. rapturerestaurant.com. $$
Red Crab Seafood Seafood boils, po boys, and more. 905 Twentyninth Pl. Ct. redcrabseafood. com. $
The Rooftop Bar Serving up pizzas, alongside cocktails, locally-sourced craft beers, and local wine. 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com. $
Sedona Taphouse Lots of craft beers and an all-American menu. 1035 Millmont St. sedona taphouse.com. $$
Selvedge Brewing Elevated bar fare from Chef Tucker Yoder. The Wool Factory. thewoolfactory. com. $$
Skrimp Shack Shrimp, fish, and chicken tacos, sandwiches, and baskets. 1970 Rio Hill Center. theskrimpshack.olo.com. $
South Street Brewery Draft brews, cocktails, wine, and an extensive food list. 106 South St. W. southstreetbrewery.com. $$
Texas Roadhouse Steaks, ribs, and from-scratch sides. Albemarle Square. texasroadhouses.com. $$
Timberwood Grill All-American eatery and after-work watering hole. 3311 Worth Crossing. timberwoodgrill.com. $$
Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery Locally sourced, beer-infused dishes including Southern classics and a kids menu. 520 Second St. SE. threenotchdbrewing.com. $$
The Whiskey Jar Saloon-style Southern spot with more than 90 varieties of whiskey. 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskeyjarcville.com. $$
Whistlestop Grill American comfort food. 1200 Crozet Ave., Crozet. thewhistlestopgrill.com. $
Breakfast Joints and Diners
Belle Breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pastries, and coffee. belle-cville.square.site. $$
Blue Moon Diner Serving breakfast and lunch options like pancakes, breakfast burritos, burgers, and BLTs. 600 W. Main St. bluemoondiner.net. $
Chickadee Comfort food crafted with care. The Glass Building, 313 Second St. SE. chickadeecville.com. $
Doodle’s Diner Country cookin’ from breakfast to burgers. 1305 Long St. doodlesdiner.com. $
Farm Bell Kitchen New-Southern cuisine with local farm-to-table ingredients. 1209 W. Main St. farmbellkitchen.com. $$
First Watch Breakfast, brunch, and lunch chain with locally grown ingredients. Barracks Road Shopping Center. firstwatch.com. $$
Holly’s Diner A locally-owned joint serving food until 1am, with live music and a happy hour. 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436. $$
Mel’s Café Southern soul food, including all day breakfast. 719 W. Main St. 971-8819. $
Moose’s by the Creek All day breakfast and lunch favorites. 1710 Monticello Rd. 977-4150. $
The Nook All day diner classics. 415 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. thenookcville.com. $
Timberlake’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain A variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and old fashioned milkshakes. 322 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 296-1191. $
Tip Top A wide range of diner staples, including all day breakfast. 1420 Richmond Rd. tiptop restaurant.com. $
Villa Diner Mainstay with housemade pancakes, biscuits, and more. 1250 Emmet St. N. thevilladiner.com. $
Burgers, BBQ, and Chicken
Birdhouse Serving chicken and small plates. 711 Henry Ave. birdhouse-charlottesville.com. $ Brown’s Fried chicken and sides. 1218 Avon St. 295-4911. $
Burger Bach New Zealand-inspired gastropub. The Shops at Stonefield. theburgerbach.com.
Citizen Burger Burgers, salads, and other favorites. 212 E. Main St., Downtown Mall; Dairy Market. citizenburgerbarcville.com. $$
Five Guys Fast-casual hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries. Barracks Road Shopping Center; Hollymead Town Center. fiveguys.com. $$ GRN Burger Griddle smashed burgers, salty fries, and crunchy nuggets, all meat free. Dairy Market. grnburger.com. $
Hangry Hut American Mediterranean, and Indian food. Pantops Shopping Center. hangryhutva.com.
Lazy Parrot Wings and Brews Ribs, chicken, and brisket served in a tropics-themed space. Pantops Shopping Center. lazyparrotwingsandbrews.com.
Luv’n Oven Gizzards, livers, fries, and shakes. 162 Village Sq., Scottsville. luvn-oven.com. $ Martin’s Grill Hamburgers, veggie burgers, and fries. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. martins grill.com. $
Mission BBQ Pulled turkey, pork, and chicken, plus racks by the bone. The Shops at Stonefield. mission-bbq.com. $$
Moe’s Original BBQ Alabama-style pulled pork smoked in-house. 2119 Ivy Rd. moesoriginal bbq.com. $
Multiverse Kitchens A digital food hall home to seven different restaurants—Fowl Mouthed Chicken, Firebox, Brookville Biscuit + Brunch, Keevil Tea Room, Smashing Salads, Long Strange Chip, and Toad in the Hole. McIntire Plaza. multiversekitchens.com. $-$$
Riverside Lunch Smashburgers, dogs, and fries. 1429 Hazel St., 971-3546; 1770 Timberwood Blvd., 979-1000. $
Royalty Eats Soul food staples, including chicken and waffles, plenty of sides, and desserts. 820 Cherry Ave. 923-3287. $
Soul Food Joint A homecooked meal made up of your favorite Southern staples, sides, and fixins. 300 E. Market St. soulfoodjoint.com. $ Vision BBQ Meats smoked the old fashioned way. 249 Ridge McIntire Rd. visionbbqcville.com.
$ Wayside Takeout & Catering Fried chicken and barbecue sandwiches. 2203 Jefferson Park Ave. waysidechicken.com. $
LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING
TUES, MAR. 21 | 7 PM
HIT SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF THE ‘ARCHITECT OF ROCK N’ROLL’
DISCUSSION WITH A.D. CARSON UVA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HIP HOP & GLOBAL CULTURES
TUES, APR. 11 | 7 PM
A PAKISTANI FAMILY CONFRONTS SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS WHEN THEIR SON BEGINS PERFORMING AS A TRANS DANCER
DISCUSSION WITH SAMHITA SUNYA UVA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CINEMA
MEDIA PARTNERS: WTJU 91.1 FM AND C-VILLE WEEKLY
OCTOBER 25 - 29, 2023
of Summer Camps, Schools & Programs for kids
THEATER CAMPS THEATER CAMPS
What to Bring
CLASSES June 6-July 6
♦ SUMMER CAMPS: June 12-15,June 19-22,June 26-29
Exciting performances end the camps each week!
NOW MORE THAN EVERit's important for kids to be healthy physically, mentally, emotionally. Dance provides that plus social interaction I
Travel Light — Tips on Packing and Gear for Summer Camp
• Plan Ahead — Living Out of a Backpack, Duffel Bag, Suitcase, or Trunk
• Review Camp Packing Lists
• Label Everything — Classic Iron-on/Stick on Clothing Labels, Dishwasher Safe Vinyl Labels, and Laundry Pens - ID Your Camper's Belongings
• Break in Shoes and Boots Before Camp Begins
Packing Partners Buyers Guide
• Find all of your camper gear in one location
Packing From the Top Down
• Baseball Caps
• Swimming Goggles
• Dress Shoes (check with camp)
• Books and Magazines
• Flashlight and Batteries
• Reusable Water Bottle or Canteen
• Writing Paper, Envelopes, Stamps
Bed and Bath
• Towels — Bath, Hand, and Beach
• Mattress Pad
• Pillow and Pillow Cases
• Sleeping Bag
• Laundry Bag
• Lint Roller
Elsa, Anna, Cinderella & More! Tutus & tiaras, capes & crowns. Kids love music from these popular movies. Creative movement, arts & crafts. New! Divided Ages 3-4, & 5-6
Elsa, Anna, Cinderella & more! Tutus & tiaras, capes & crowns. Kids love music from these popular movies. Creative movement, arts & crafts.
♦ HIP HOP/BROADWAY JAZZ/ LYRICAL/BALLET/TAP Great new dances! Learn how to choreograph! Fun rhythms! Cool current music! Crafts, snacks, stage makeup Ages 6-9, 10-Teens.
◆ NEW! 3 DAY DANCE! MUSIC! DRAMA!
Musical Theater * Ballet * Jazz * Hip Hop!
June 20 - 22 (Tue.-Thur.)
Learn techniques to progress faster!
Ages 7-9: Level I, II & III
3114 Proffit Rd (Near Baker Butler & Hollymead schools)
• T-shirts/tank tops
• Long Pants
• Swim Suit
• Dress Clothes (check with camp)
• Pajamas and Robe
• Fleece Outwear
• Tennis Shoes
• Shower caddy
• Brush and Comb
• Soap and Soap Container
• On-the-go hand sanitizer
• Toothbrush and Holder
• Anti-itch Ointment
• Insect Repellent
• Feminine Products
• Shaving Gear
For The Counselor
• Emergency contact sheet
• Information about your child’s medications, allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions
• Disinfecting Wipes
Check with camp on policies for electronics, musical instruments, sports equipment, and special gear.
Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association. ©2023, American Camping Association, Inc.
About American Camp Association
The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national organization serving the more than 15,000 year-round and summer camps in the US who annually serve 26 million campers. ACA is committed to collaborating with those who believe in quality camp and outdoor experiences for children, youth, and adults. ACA provides advocacy, evidence-based education, and professional development, and is the only independent national accrediting body for the organized camp experience. ACA accreditation provides public evidence of a camp's voluntary commitment to the health, safety, risk management, and overall well-being of campers and staff. For more information, visit ACAcamps.org or call 800428-2267.
Saints Summer Camp: June 12 – 16, 19 – 23, 26 – 30
Summer camps with different themes each week for ages 5-11 Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
July 31-Aug 4
Teen Art camp for rising 6th-rising 8th graders
July 17-21 M-F 9am-3pm
Days include: art projects, explore/free choice art time, outside walks, snacks, reading, art puzzles and gallery viewing on the last day
Fridays: Adult Art Classes 5pm-7pm (see website for dates and details)
Saturdays: Open Studio time 10-11 Workshops 11:30-1:00 (see website for dates)
Contact: Located off 29N across from Target in the Forest Lakes Shopping Center 434-310-0525
Complete the grid so that every row, column, and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.
Zero visibilityBY DAVID LEVINSON WILK
1 Desert crossed by the ancient Silk Road
5. Killer of the Night King on “Game of Thrones”
9. Hidden drawback
14. Height: Prefix
16. Actor Davis who says “Always do the right thing” in “Do the Right Thing”
17. Ask for Friskies, maybe
18. Sondheim’s “Sweeney ____”
19. Hurdles for aspiring D.A.s
20. Tropical cocktail
23. End of a co. name
25. Unconfident utterances
26. “This being the case ...”
28. Plush fabric
33. Org . with ties to Sinn Fein
35. Batteries for some flashlights
36. “My pleasure!”
42. Peace activist Yoko
43. Jogging wear
44. Almond confection
48. Sounding sheepish?
52. “Force Behind the Forces” grp.
53. Belarus, once: Abbr.
54. Sk y safety org.
55. Driving condition in a blizzard (or what this puzzle’s circles offer)
60. Snake venom, e.g.
61. Liu who plays the superhero Shang-Chi
62. One-named Somali-American model
63. Put up
64. “Like ____ not ...”
65. Opposite of bueno
66. Cheesy chip
67. Like some numbers?
68. Watchful person DOWN
1 Smallest countr y in mainland Africa
2. Hurricanes form over them
3. Some rodeo rides
4. “Field of Dreams” state
5. Stuck on
6. ____ Island
7 “Anger, fear, aggression: the dark side of the Force are they” speaker
8. Car with a four-ring logo
9. Op-ed offering
10. Town with the Basilica of St. Francis
11. Ivan the Terrible, for one
12. New York’s ____ Field
13. “For ____ a jolly ...”
21. Hardly mainstream
22. Hernando’s “Huh?”
27. Rocky Mountains tribe
28. Dentist’s insertion
30. Calif. NHL team, on scoreboards
31. On the ____ (fleeing)
32. Direction opposite WNW
34. “____ jungle out there
36. Chance at an award, for short
37. Words with tear or dare
38. Neither ’s partner
39. Dynast y that was the driving force behind the Austro-Hungarian Empire
40. “Space Invaders” maker
41. Org . tracking metadata
45. Largest cit y in Switzerland
46. Doesn’t get fooled by
47. First-person or thirdperson, briefly
49. “Please allow me ...”
50. Christmas in Rome
51. “I Will Survive” singer
53. ____ Says (kids game)
55. First name in the Harlem Renaissance
56. Wall St. figure
57. Egyptian fertility goddess
58. In ____ (as found)
59. Pad Thai garnish
60. Midmorning hour
(March 21-April 19): I highly recommend the following experiences: 1. Ruminating about what you learned in a relationship that ended—and how those lessons might be useful now. 2. Ruminating about a beloved place you once regarded as home—and how the lessons you learned while there might be inspiring now. 3. Ruminating about a riddle that has long mystified you—and how clarifying insights you receive in the coming weeks could help you finally understand it.
(April 20-May 20): For “those who escape hell,” wrote Charles Bukowksi, “nothing much bothers them after that.” Believe it or not, Taurus, I think that in the coming weeks, you can permanently escape your own personal version of hell—and never, ever have to return. I offer you my congratulations in advance. One strategy that will be useful in your escape is this idea from Bukowski: “Stop insisting on clearing your head—clear your fucking heart instead.”
(May 21-June 20): Gemini paleontologist Louis Agassiz was a foundational contributor to the scientific tradition. Among his specialties was his hands-on research into the mysteries of fossilized fish. Though he was meticulously logical, he once called on his nightly dreams to solve a problem he faced. Here’s the story: A potentially crucial specimen was largely concealed inside a stone. He wanted to chisel away the stone to get at the fossil, but was hesitant to proceed for fear of damaging the treasure inside.
On three successive nights, his dreams revealed to him how he should approach the work. This information proved perfectly useful. Agassiz hammered away at the slab exactly as his dreams suggested and freed the fossilized fish. I bring this marvel to your attention, Gemini, because I suspect that you, too, need to carve or cut away an obstruction that is hiding something valuable. Can you get help from your dreams? Yes, or else in deep reverie or meditation.
(June 21-July 22): Will you flicker and sputter in the coming weeks, Cancerian? Or will you spout and surge? That is, will you be enfeebled by barren doubts, or will you embolden yourself with hearty oaths? Will you
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
(Feb. 19-March 20): In describing her process, Piscean sculptor Anne Truitt wrote, “The most demanding part of living a lifetime as an artist is the strict discipline of forcing oneself to work steadfastly along the nerve of one’s own most intimate sensitivity.” I propose that many Pisceans, both artists and non-artists, can thrive from living like that. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to give yourself to such an approach with eagerness and devotion. I urge you to think hard and feel deeply as you ruminate on the question of how to work steadfastly along the nerve of your own most intimate sensitivity.
take nervous sips or audacious guzzles? Will you hide and equivocate, or else reveal and pounce? Dabble gingerly or pursue the joy of mastery? I’m here to tell you that which fork you take will depend on your intention and your willpower, not on the caprices of fate. So which will it be: Will you mope and fritter or untangle and illuminate?
(July 23-Aug. 22): I applaud psychologists who tell us how important it is to feel safe. One of the most crucial human rights is the confidence that we won’t be physically or emotionally abused. But there’s another meaning of safety that applies to those of us who yearn to express ourselves creatively. Singer-songwriter David Bowie articulated the truth: “If you feel safe in the area you’re working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in. Go a bit out of your depth, and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re in the right place to do something exciting.” I think this is a wise strategy for most of us, even those who don’t identify as artists. Almost everyone benefits from being imaginative and inventive and even a bit daring in their own particular sphere. And this will be especially applicable to you in the coming weeks, Leo.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are in the sweet, deep phase of the Receiving Season. And so you have a right and a duty to show the world you are ready and available to be blessed with what you need and want. I urge you to do everything necessary to become a welcoming beacon that attracts a wealth of invigorating and healing influences. For inspiration, read this quote by author John Steinbeck: “It is so easy to give, so exquisitely rewarding. Receiving,
on the other hand, if it be well done, requires a fine balance of self-knowledge and kindness. It requires humility and tact and great understanding of relationships. ... It requires a self-esteem to receive—a pleasant acquaintance and liking for oneself.”
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran poet E. E. Cummings wrote that daffodils “know the goal of living is to grow.” Is his sweet sentiment true? I would argue it’s only partially accurate. I believe that if we want to shape our destinies with courage and creativity, we need to periodically go through phases of decay and decline. They make periods of growth possible. So I would say, “The goal of life is to grow and wither and grow and wither and grow.” Is it more fun to grow than to wither? Maybe. But sometimes, withering is educational and necessary. Anyway, Libra, I suspect you are finishing a time of withering and will soon embark on a series of germinations and blossoms.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): All of us have elements of genius. Every person on the planet possesses at least one special talent or knack that is a gift to others. It could be subtle or unostentatious, like a skill for communicating with animals or for seeing what’s best in people. Or maybe it’s more spectacular, like composing beautiful music or raising children to be strong and compassionate. I mention this, Scorpio, because the coming weeks will be an excellent time to identify your unique genius in great detail—and then nurture it and celebrate it in every way you can imagine.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The emblem associated with Sagittarius is an archer holding a bow
with the arrow pointed upwards. This figure represents your tribe’s natural ambition to always aim higher. I bring this to your attention because your symbolic quiver is now full of arrows. But what about your bow? Is it in tip-top condition? I suggest you do some maintenance. Is the bow string in perfect shape? Are there any tiny frays? Has it been waxed recently? And what about the grip? Are there any small cracks or wobbles? Is it as steady and stable as it needs to be? I have one further suggestion as you prepare for the target-shooting season. Choose one or at most two targets to aim at rather than four or five.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s prime time to feel liberated from the urge to prove yourself to anyone. It’s a phase when your self-approval should be the only kind of approval you need, a period when you have the right to remove yourself from any situation that is weighed down with gloomy confusion or apathetic passivity. This is exciting news! You have an unprecedented opportunity to recharge your psychic batteries and replenish your physical vitality.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I suspect you can now accomplish healthy corrections without getting tangled up in messy karma. Here are my recommendations: 1. As you strive to improve situations that are awry or askew, act primarily out of love rather than guilt or pity.
2. Fight tenderly in behalf of beautiful justice, but don’t fight harshly for ugly justice. 3. Ask yourself how you might serve as a kind of divine intervention in the lives of those you care about—and then carry out those divine interventions.
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VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
v. JOYCE C. TRIBBLE, believed deceased, et als., Respondents.
ORDER OF PUBLICATION
The object of this suit is to effect a judicial sale of certain real property, designated as Tax Map Parcel Number 280177000, and which is being assessed on the tax records of the City of Charlottesville, Virginia in the name of Joyce C. Tribble, in order to subject such property to the lien thereon for delinquent real estate taxes.
It appearing from the Complaint and by the Affidavit filed according to law that Mary Katherine Tribble Sowers is not a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia and that her last known address is 1068 Jericho Road, Kinston, NC 28501.
It appearing from the Complaint and by the Affidavit filed according to law that the Complainant has used due diligence to ascertain all of the owners of the subject property but has been unable to do so and that there are or may be persons unknown who claim or may claim an interest in the property, namely the heirs, devisees, personal representatives, successors, or assigns in and to the title and interest of Joyce C. Tribble, Harold E. Tribble, Susan Carol Tribble Ehinger, and/or Archie Ehinger.
It is therefore ORDERED that the heirs devisees, personal representatives, successors, or assignors in and to the title of Joyce C. Tribble, Harold E. Tribble, Susan Carol Tribble Ehinger, and/or Archie Ehinger, as they may appear, proceeded against herein as “Parties Unknown,”
It is further ORDERED that the foregoing portion of this Order be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the C-Ville Weekly, that a copy hereof be posted on the door of the Courthouse and that a copy be mailed to the last known address, if any, of the Respondents.
The Clerk is hereby directed to send this Order to the C-Ville Weekly and to make the aforementioned posting and mailings.
And this cause is continued.
I ASK FOR THIS:
JONATHAN T. WREN, VSB #40304
400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
(434) 817-3100 (phone)
(434) 817-3110 (fax)
Counsel for the County of Albemarle
ENTER: Claude Worrell
VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Complainant, v. Case No. CL22000390-00
KAIFUS O. TURNER CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA) N.A., BRIAN A. CASAZZA, M.D. P.L.C. and the heirs, devisces, personal representatives, successors, or assigns, if any, of Citibank (South Dakota) N.A. and Brian A. Casazza, M.D. P.L.C., as they may appear, proceeded against herein as PARTIES UNKNOWN, Respondents.
ORDER OF PUBLICATION
The object of this suit is to effect a judicial sale of certain real property, reportedly containing 1-1/2 acres, more or less, and designated as Tax Map Parcel No. 09900-00-00-07700 and which is being assessed on the tax records or the County of Albemarle, Virginia in the name of Kaifus O. Turner, in order to subject such property to the lien thereon for delinquent real estate taxes.
It appearing from the Complaint and by the Artidavit filed according to law that diligence has been used without effect to ascertain the location of Citibank (South Dakota) N.A or the Virginia registered agent or Citibank (South Dakota) N.A.
It also appearing from the Complaint and by the Affadavit filed according to law that diligence has been used without effect to ascertain the location of Brian A. Casazza, M.D., P.L.C. or the Virginia registered agent or Brian A. Casazza, M.D., P.L.C.
It appearing from the Complaint and by the Affidavit filed according to law that the Complainant has used due diligence to ascertain all of the owners of the subject property but has been unable to do so and that there are or may be persons unknown who claim or may claim an interest in the property, namely the heirs, devisees, personal representatives, successors, or assignors in and to the title and interest of Citibank (South Dakota) N.A. and Brian A. Casazza, M.D., P.L.C.
It is therefore ORDERED that Citibank (South Dakota) N.A. and Brian A. Casnzza. M.D. P.L.C., as they may appear, proceeded against herein as ‘’Parties Unknown,’’ appear on or before March 27, 2023 at 9:00 am and take any action as they deem appropriate to protect any interests they may have in the above-described property.
It is further ORDERED that the foregoing portion or this Order be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the C-Ville Weekly, that a copy hereof be posted on the door of the Courthouse and that a copy be mailed to the last known address, if any, of the Respondents.
The Clerk is hereby directed to send this Order to the C-Ville Weekly and to make the aforementioned posting and mailings.
Endorsement or parties and counsel of record is dispensed with for good cause shown including the nature of these proceedings, the relief granted, and the time and expense associated with acquiring said endorsement.
And this cause is continued.
I ASK FOR THIS:
JONATHAN T. WREN, VSB #40304 MARTINWREN, P.C. 400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1 Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 (434)817-3100 (phone) (434)817-3110 (fax) email@example.com (email) Counsel for the County of Albemarle
ENTER: Cheryl V. Higgins
GOCO FOOD MART
385 E. Main Street, Scottsville, VA 24590
The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (ABC) AUTHORITY for a retail license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages.Jianyu Feng, Owner
NOTE: Objections to the issuance of this license must be Submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at www.abc.virginia.gov or 800-552-3200.
C-VILLE Business Development Manager
Local-owned Publishing/Media Group with brands established over 30+ years seeks a full time, professional business development manager to help write the next chapter as we confirm our investment in the future.
Digital orientation, creativity, leadership experience, budgeting skills and a passion for local journalism could propel you into a top position here. This position would be handling the day to day company business, responsible for ensuring that a high-quality weekly newspaper and our portfolio of magazines hits the stands on time along with managing the sales team and company budget.
The business development manager will work with a dynamic team of smart, imaginative people, and will always have their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in town. The current publisher will be staying on to manage training and slowly transition into a company consulting role. Fluid office arrangement and great company perks provided.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
• Managing the 5-6 member sales team to ensure that budgets and deadlines are met
• Managing day to day operations that include constant communication with the editor, accounting team and the printing presses
• Consistently coming up with new ways to increase revenue while managing a list of important company accounts
Full-time News Reporter for C-VILLE Weekly
C-VILLE Weekly, an alternative weekly newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia, is looking for a full-time news reporter to join our editorial team in-person and virtually.
The news reporter is an essential role at C-VILLE, leading the coverage of news at the paper and online. The position is responsible for researching and writing at least two full news stories and a page of brief news items each week, by interviewing sources, and composing copy on deadline. The news reporter will also consult with the editor throughout the week to check in on each story’s progress, and coordinate with the art director to ensure stories are accompanied by appropriate art and photography.
The news reporter will be expected to write one to two feature cover stories per month, and introduce ideas for such stories at monthly cover story meetings. Our internship program is also managed by the news reporter, who will be able to gain managerial experience by working directly with student interns.
Eligible candidates should be curious about the Charlottesville community, local politics, and history, and should be eager to build a rapport with sources throughout the city. Candidates should also be able to work in the office on major edit days and report on local events in-person as is reasonable.
Strong candidates will have at least one to three years of journalism experience, either as a freelancer or as a staff member in a newsroom. College-level reporting experience is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, mass communications, or related fields are encouraged to apply.
Salary based on experience. Email your resume and a link to your writing portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Managing company events and promotions including Best of C-VILLE, C-VILLE Restaurant Week, Burger Week and Taco Week
• Consulting on the annual budget
• Communicating with our web developer and IT company, as needed, to make updates and changes to our website and hardware
• Updating and managing weekly newsletter ad campaigns, website publication links and social media posts
• Attendance and involvement with event sponsorship/partnerships as the face of the company and brand
Salary: From $55,000+
Send a resume to Anna Harrison, email@example.com
Why here: I live in Staunton because it’s cute, small, and cool.
Worst thing about living here: The hills—they give you a challenging walk!
Best thing: The hills—they give you amazing vistas!
Favorite restaurant: My house. My boyfriend’s cooking could win a reality show.
Favorite hangout spot: Redbeard’s in Staunton. There’s always people you know and usually something fun’s going on.
Bodo’s order: Whatever my colleagues bring to the office. I like carbs, so I’ll take ’em any way I can get ’em.
Who is your hero: My ancestors. All of them.
Best advice you ever got: Bring a jacket. Biggest lie you’ve ever told: I don’t need a jacket.
Proudest accomplishment: Getting a publisher.
Describe a perfect day: It would involve eating, hiking, writing, and drinks. Do you have any pets: Three ridiculous cats: Courage, Trapezoid, and Wheatley.
Last fall, Kalela Williams hit the ground running as the new director of the Virginia Center for the Book—she only had six months to organize the Virginia Festival of the Book, a process that usually takes well over a year. Williams came to the festival from Philadelphia, where she previously worked for Mighty Writers and the Free Library of Philadelphia. In her spare time, she’s writing her debut YA novel, The Tangleroot Papers, coming next year from Feiwel & Friends. Now, the 2023 festival is a week away, and boasts a lineup of bestselling authors and page-turners from the likes of Matthew Quick, Nyle DiMarco, and Rebecca Makkai. The Virginia Festival of the Book (vabook.org) takes place from March 23-26. Stay tuned for our festival coverage in next week’s C-VILLE.
Favorite writers: Oof, that’s a really tough one. I especially like works that engage with the past, whether it’s one’s own lineage or history in a broader sense, because that’s what I write. So I read a good bit of old letters and diaries, but in terms of more familiar authors, it’s perhaps Geraldine Brooks, Annette Gordon-Reed, Li-Young Lee, Nathaniel Philbrick, and Jacqueline Woodson.
Favorite book: If I had to choose, The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is also a big one for me.
Most embarrassing moment: I have this recurring nightmare that I go out in public with no pants on, and then I’m like, “Oh, wow, why did I think it was okay for me to wear this?” Or rather, not wear this. And in my weird dream, I’m sneaking around, trying to hide behind ferns and stuff. So I woke up in full “Gah!!!” mode the other day, relieved it wasn’t real, but you’d think I would’ve taken more care getting dressed. Nah. I put my pants on backwards, and didn’t realize it until the middle of my workday after a bunch of meetings. There I was, just strutting around with my back-pockets forwards. I should’ve found myself a ficus tree and planted myself there. (Ha! Planted. My jokes are another source of embarrassment.)
What are you listening to right now: Elevator music.
What’s a song you pretend you don’t like because it’s embarrassing that you love it: Maybe it’s a genre. I have a little soft spot for country.
Who’d play you in a movie: Amber Ruffin.
Celebrity crush: I don’t crush on celebrities anymore, but my girlhood loves include Cary Elwes (as you wiiiiissssh!), the boys in a short-lived ‘90s group, The Boys; the guy who played Lando Calrissian, and David Bowie
in Labyrinth (but ONLY in Labyrinth
Outside of that? Meh).
Most used app on your phone: MS Outlook (sigh).
Last text you sent: “I have exploding head syndrome when I’m exceptionally sleep-deprived but aliens are new to me.”
Most used emoji:
If you could be reincarnated as a person or thing, what would you be: I would be a ridiculous house cat so that I could bask in the sun all day, demand that people rub my belly, then bite them for no good reason.
Subject that causes you to rant: Banned books.
Best journey you ever went on: A solo trip to Toronto, which I took because the Royal Ontario Museum had a special exhibition on blue whales: a skeleton AND its plastinated heart.
Next journey: Wherever my next writing research project takes me. If not yourself, who would you be: No one. I love being myself because it always makes things interesting.
Favorite word: “Gah!”
Hottest take: Avocados are gross and olives are the devil’s eyeballs.
What have you forgotten today: Gah! Probably everything!
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