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Hello, Charlottesville! Thank you for reading C-VILLE Weekly. When I moved to town, I didn’t expect to be greeted by the shootings that have occurred month after month. I was certainly aware of gun violence in my hometown of Richmond, but I’ve been as horrified as everyone else that such frequent attacks and homicides have happened in a city as small as Charlottesville. Even though most acts of violence are between people who know each other, I’m sure many here feel unsafe knowing they may get caught in the crossfire.

This week, writer Brielle Entzminger reports on how the city’s new police chief and other members of the community are responding to this spike in gun violence (p. 14). Chief Michael Kochis wants to increase patrols in certain hotspots and build better relationships between police officers and community members. But not everyone is confident that this approach can work. Just a day before an officer-involved shooting, the police department held a community forum where many people voiced their concerns and complaints about gun violence and the department’s handling of the disturbing trend.

How do we stop the shootings in Charlottesville? The truth of the matter is that the gunfire is just the end result of the city’s social problems. People in poverty may get desperate; two teenagers fighting online might take that argument to the streets; and sometimes people suffering a mental health crisis end up facing down police. At the heart of this week’s feature is a desire by many in Charlottesville to address these problems once and for all.—Richard DiCicco


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Running again

Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook and Councilor Michael Payne are running for re-election.

Affordable housing, transportation, education, public safety, and climate action are among Payne’s top priorities, according to a March 1 press release. During a February 28 campaign announcement on the Downtown Mall, Snook also promised to continue to work on affordable housing, climate change, and school reconstruction projects.

Sorry, not sorry

University of Virginia Board of Visitors member Bert Ellis apologized to his colleagues during a March 3 board meeting for a series of controversial text messages published by The Washington Post—but refused to apologize to the students he targeted. In over 20 pages of texts between Ellis and other board members and UVA officials, Ellis called UVA Student Council members and Cavalier Daily staffers “numnuts,” criticized high-level UVA officials, and railed against “woke” culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion reforms at the school. “This is going to be a battle royale for the soul of UVA. … We need to build this into a big Army to fight agst [sic] the UVA Adm [sic],” Ellis wrote. “I have learned my lesson about FOIA … I can’t put the genie back in the bottle, so all I can say is I’m sorry,” Ellis told the board last week. When asked if he would apologize to students, he said, “No, that was fine,” reports The Daily Progress. Richmondbased author Jeff Thomas, who requested the texts under the Freedom of Information Act last August, sued the university for withholding the texts in September, and won the injunction last month.

Charlottesville teachers win collective bargaining rights

Charlottesville City Schools employees now have collective bargaining rights—and soon, Albemarle County Public Schools staff may too.

On March 2, the Charlottesville School Board unanimously approved a collective bargaining resolution, after almost a year of negotiations between the Charlottesville Education Association and the board. In a 5-2 vote, the Albemarle County School Board directed Superintendent Matt Haas and staff to draft a collective bargaining resolution during a budget work session that same evening. Board members Jonno Alcaro and Kate Acuff voted against the measure.

“We look forward to the resolution and the continued work we’ll do in partnership with our teachers,” said ACPS board chair Katrina Callsen following the vote.

Charlottesville is the fourth school division in Virginia to allow its employees to unionize, joining Richmond, Arlington, and Prince William County. The new resolution features two bargaining units: one for licensed school staff, such as teachers and librarians, and another for school support professionals, such as cafeteria workers and custodians. (Administrative employees are excluded from bargaining.) These two units can choose two topics to negotiate during the contract’s three year span, including wages, benefits, discipline procedures, and health and safety conditions. The agreement requires funding from the city, but the school division has not yet determined how much it will cost.

“This is a historic moment,” said city school board member Lisa Larson-Torres during the board’s meeting. “Our staff are the backbone of our schools, and we want to amplify their voices, their needs, and their expertise. This resolution signals and affirms that we want to support and retain our outstanding staff.”

“It’s a win-win for our teachers and students,” added school board chair James Bryant.

However, the Albemarle Education Association has claimed teachers are being left out of the drafting process, and called on the board to pass a new motion specifically including the union.

“We are concerned that there is no explicit requirement for the AEA to be included in a collaborative process or for the

UVA wins share of ACC regular-season title

The University of Virginia men’s basketball team beat Louisville 7560 on March 4, earning the Cavs a share of the 2023 ACC regularseason title.

As the No. 2 seed, UVA gets a double-bye into the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, and will play on March 9 at 7pm against the winner of the second-round game between No. 7 North Carolina and either No. 10 Boston College or No. 15 Louisville.

The Cavaliers have won the ACC regular season title six times in the last 10 seasons. The team is looking to win its fourth ACC tournament championship, and its first since 2018.

end goal to be a mutually agreed upon resolution,” AEA Vice President Mary McIntyre told The Daily Progress. “Around the state, when workers were shut out of the development process, weak resolutions have been the result,” she said.

Callsen has refuted these claims. “I know it will be done in collaboration with the AEA,” she told the Progress.

After the county school board voted against moving forward with collective bargaining in May—citing a lack of state guidance on the process—the AEA presented a second resolution to the board last month, with the support of roughly 1,300 ACPS employees.

The county expects to finish drafting the resolution this summer.

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When Sen. Bernie Sanders took the stage at the University of Virginia on March 2, he told the crowd that “real politics” is about understanding who’s winning in American society and which team is losing ground. To Sanders, the answer is plain to see: The top 1 percent is winning, and the working class is losing.

It’s a familiar refrain for the senator, and one that forms the thesis of his new book, It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism, which the senator had been invited to speak about at UVA as part of a promotional tour. The university’s Center for Politics organized the event, and put Sanders in conversation with interviewer and center resident scholar Robert Costa, who has worked as chief election and campaign correspondent for CBS News since 2022.

“There’s only one person who could stuff Old Cabell the day before spring break starts,” said Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato as he introduced Sanders.

Sanders is currently serving his third term in the U.S. Senate as the longest-sitting Independent member of Congress in American history. Before his three terms as senator, Sanders served for 16 years in the House of Representatives. He’s been steeped in American politics for a long time—long enough to write a book about what’s wrong with the system.

“I wanted to break through a lot of the irrelevant discussion that takes place regarding politics in America,” said Sanders. In his book, Sanders argues that unfettered capitalism is undermining democracy, as it has caused an unprecedented level of income and wealth inequality. On his website, angryaboutcapitalism.com, the Vermont senator articulates that his book presents a vision for a society that provides a decent standard of living for all—”one

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Costa and Sanders sat beside each other on stage, but that dynamic didn’t last long. Whenever Costa asked his guest a question, Sanders would stand up to deliver his answer to the audience. Each time, the crowd laughed. “You look like somebody who’s going to run again,” Costa joked.

Costa asked Sanders to explain the immorality of capitalism that he asserts in the book. The senator compared a kid robbing a 7-Eleven to the head of ExxonMobil, who knew that carbon emissions would have disastrous effects on the planet 60 years ago, but persisted in the business of fossil fuels in pursuit of profit. “Which crime is worse,” Sanders asked the crowd, “people who are knowingly destroying the planet for short-term profits or the kid who robs the 7-Eleven at gunpoint?”

In his reflections on student loan debt, Sanders referenced Franklin D. Roosevelt and his assertion that political rights are meaningless if the American people lack “economic rights.”

“You have power,” Sanders said. “You’ve got to run for office yourself—you have a right to say, ‘That is not right.’”

FDR wasn’t Sanders’ only influence; he also cited Martin Luther King Jr. as one of his heroes. He told the crowd that he was present for King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and reminded everyone that the title of the event was March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

“King looked the establishment in the face,” he said, “and continued to fight.”

Costa asked Sanders if he would support Pres. Joe Biden in 2024. The senator, in discussing the American Rescue Plan, said that Biden was there “all the way” in supporting the progressive agenda. “I like and respect him,” Sanders said of the president.

Center for Politics interns were seated close to the stage and had prepared a few questions for Sanders. A first-year student asked him to assess whether economic issues or cultural issues had influenced voters’ preference for Trump in 2016.

“There are Trump supporters who are outright racists, sexists, homophobes,” said Sanders, “but there are many more who are not any of that—they are working-class people falling behind.”

“Nobody is talking to these people who are struggling. They are bitter and disappointed.”

Sanders claimed that he and his team were doing the opposite, by traveling the country and listening to the people whom Congress and the corporate media were ignoring.

The final student to ask a question asked the senator what he thought about burnout among young people, as social media and digital fatigue may prevent them from participating in politics and the upcoming election.

Sanders stood up once again.

“Let me be a hard ass,” he said. “You don’t have the right to be fatigued.”

The crowd gave him a standing ovation. “Change comes from the bottom up,” he said. “You are part of the struggle for justice.”

The event was recorded and can be watched via the Center for Politics YouTube channel at youtube.com/@UVaCFP.

A fresh look The changing faces of Corner businesses

For decades, the Corner has epitomized Charlottesville’s character as an amalgamation of students and locals. Visually, this iconic strip has seen minimal transformation over the years, but that doesn’t mean everything has remained the same.

Cal Mincer grew up in Charlottesville, but he’s only recently become a business owner, so he experienced the Corner’s evolution as a consumer. Mincer says the strip’s dynamic most noticeably changed with the arrival of Bodo’s Bagels in 2005. “That changed everything. I remember for all those years, we were like, ‘Bodo’s is coming,’ and now I can’t imagine life without it.” (The Bodo’s Corner location infamously took a decade to open, marked with a sign teasing its arrival.)

Mincer inherited his father’s eponymous shop following Mark Mincer’s death from brain cancer in January. The store’s orange and navy awning has adorned the Corner for nearly 70 years, and the younger Mincer hopes to maintain the unique essence his father provided.

“It does have a legacy,” he says. “We are proud of it, and dad was very good at this. So there is some pressure to continue the work he did.”

Mincer plans to make small changes, but he hopes they won’t influence the institution’s integrity. “It’s all basically the same vision, and I don’t expect customers to no-

tice much difference at all, other than just the loss of his presence.”

Mincer is a member of the Corner Merchants Association, and its members collaborate to protect the cohesiveness and economic stability of the Corner. “We meet, and we talk about things on the Corner and events that are coming up,” he says. “Things we want to plan for and stuff like that. We work together.”

The 7 Day Jr. Food Mart replaced Cohn’s on the Corner in January. Rahul Patel owns the chain and has other locations in the area.

“I love the Charlottesville area,” he says. “I’ve been there for two and a half years, from my first location to now, and it is a really good spot. I’ll try to stick there in the long run.”

Patel has already developed relationships with other Corner business owners. “They know me very well. We talk as normal persons,” he says. His involvement, however, is limited. His focus is building his franchise. “Once I set up the business, I jump into the next one. So, I’m not there that much.”

Patel is not a part of the Corner Merchants Association, but he’s eager to involve himself. “There are certain things I don’t know about, but if I got information, I would love to join that,” he says. “I would love to help my community.”

Paul Collinge started Heartwood Books on Elliewood Avenue in 1975, and he and his shop have remained constants amid surges of change. While the Corner retains

Charlottesville’s old-time charm, Collinge has noticed urbanization. His street used to be lined with trees and individual retail stores; now, office buildings occupy much of that space. Shops have been replaced by food chains. “You used to be able to go to a travel agency. We had dry cleaners,” says Collinge. “There were a lot of kinds of service businesses and retail businesses that really don’t exist anymore. They’ve been replaced mostly by food-related things, including alcohol and coffee.”

Collinge attributes part of the differences to the University of Virginia. UVA’s popularity brought more foot traffic. While partly fueling small businesses, it meant internal expansion that increased competition. University restaurants, like Chick-fil-A and the UVA bookstore, diminish the necessity of local enterprises. It also made students the focus of area owners. Today, roughly 48 percent of Charlottesville is UVA-affiliated students, which means when classes are in session, nearly half of Charlottesville wants cheap, quick meals that the Corner must provide.

But despite the changes, Collinge’s business model has mostly stayed the same. Online sales have grown, and paperbacks are more popular. But the customer base hasn’t changed. “The students that come in here are very similar to the students that have always come in here,” says Collinge. “They may be a little different, but they like books. And so we like them.”

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Police, community look for solutions to stop gun violence

Less than 24 hours before Albemarle police shot and killed Billy Sites on February 28 near the Red Roof Inn, Michael Kochis, Charlottesville’s new police chief, held a community forum at Old Trinity Church in response to recent area homicides. Five days later, Justice Kilel was shopping at Sunshine Supermarket on Cherry Avenue when two individuals walked in and assaulted him.

Two people fired shots, and first responders pronounced Kilel, 20, dead at the scene. Police charged a 17-year-old unnamed juvenile, who had been taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound, with second-degree murder and 19-year-old Nasier McGhee with malicious wounding in connection with the Gordonsville man’s death. Investigators believe the homicide was “part of an ongoing dispute between the suspects and victim,” according to the Charlottesville Police Department.

Kilel’s slaying marks the fifth gun-related homicide in Charlottesville this year—three more than last year at this time. Between January 28 and February 27, the CPD received an average of one shots fired call per day—“sometimes we find something, sometimes we don’t,” said Kochis. The calls are “typically teenagers” involved in “neighborhood beefs” and “simple conflicts,” who are using guns “coming from all over the place,” whether they are stolen from cars and left unlocked in peoples’ homes.

The majority of the recent homicides “involved people who knew each other or were acquainted in some way with each other,” explained the chief. On January 8, Osvaldo Lopez-Hernandez of Texas was shot and killed in the Fitzgerald’s Tire Co. parking lot. A second unnamed victim, an associate of Lopez-Hernandez, was injured in the shooting. Police charged Jose Omar Rivas Sorto of Maryland and the second victim in connection with the crime. On February 22, 20-year-old Nicklous Pendleton of Gordonsville was struck by gunfire on Hardy Drive before he got into a car and crashed on Page Street. He died at the hospital, and his murder remains unsolved. Just six days later, 36-year-old Eldridge Vandrew Smith, a member of the B.U.C.K. Squad, was found inside a parked SUV on Grove Street. He had been shot multiple times, and was pronounced dead at the scene. On February 3, the CPD arrested Tadashi Demetrius Keys of Charlottesville in connection with the murder.

Police are responsible for the city’s February 28 homicide, which occurred when an Albemarle Police Department detective tried to approach 44-year-old Sites, a wanted man with a criminal record, in Charlottesville.

Sites, a county resident, fled on foot to a wooded area on Emmet Street near the 250 bypass and fired several rounds. After police issued a shelter in place order and established a perimeter, Sites fled the woods toward the Red Roof Inn parking lot, where police confronted him. Police claim they tried unsuccessfully to use less lethal force, and shot Sites after he pointed a firearm at the officers. Sites died of his injuries at the hospital. (An eyewitness told The Daily Progress that he did not see Sites point a gun at police, and “kept putting a gun to his head.” Sites’ fiancée, Christina Martinez, and his father, Cecil Sites, were at the scene, and also claimed Sites, who had mental health issues, only pointed a gun at himself, not the officers.)

During the community forum, Kochis, who was appointed on January 16, told the crowd of about 150 that the CPD currently has a 30 percent vacancy rate. While he is working to boost the department’s recruitment efforts and improve retention rates, “I just don’t have the luxury of having a police officer on every block,” he said.

Still, Kochis has implemented new measures in an effort to stop and prevent shootings, including increasing officer patrols in three “hotspot” areas where the majority of recent shootings have occurred: the Corner, 10th & Page, and neighborhoods near 10th & Page. He has also assigned a full-time detective to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which investigates where guns are coming from and the root causes of shootings. And he plans to assign a sergeant as a community involvement coordinator, and create a citizens police academy.

Building relationships and trust between the police and community is among the chief’s top priorities. Since starting the job, he has held weekly walk-and-talks in different neighborhoods, knocking on doors and speaking with residents about their concerns.

In an interview with C-VILLE, Kochis, who led the Warrenton Police Department for three years before coming to Charlottesville, further stressed the importance of strong community-police relationships.

“We are literally building this from the ground up,” he said. “For the past four to five years, the police department has really had a wall up with the community. Just basic community events [to] involve the community with the police … those have been nonexistent.” (In 2019, the Charlottesville Police Foundation hosted C’ville Night Out.)

During the neighborhood walk-and-talks, the chief has heard from residents that “they want us in their communities. … They want to get to know us, and for us to know them,” he said. “The fact that someone feels comfortable enough to pull out a gun in broad

daylight and shoot another individual—that will tell you that people have become used to not seeing the police.”

In November, Kochis, who also served as a commander in the Alexandria Police Department for 15 years, was named as a finalist for the city’s police chief position, along with then-interim CPD chief captain Latroy “Tito” Durrette and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Commander Easton McDonald. The following month, interim City Manager Michael Rogers announced that he had chosen Kochis after a months-long community engagement, recruitment, and selection process led by POLIHIRE. City Council unanimously voted in favor of the appointment.

Rogers said he spoke with several community organizations regarding Kochis’ track record—including Warrenton’s Black Lives Matter chapter, a Baptist church, and the local NAACP—and received “glowing reports.” Mayor Lloyd Snook praised Kochis’ ability to bring stability to the CPD—before Kochis took over the WPD in 2020, the town had three chiefs in 18 months. As chief, Kochis filled every vacancy, recruited more women officers, and implemented a program allowing people to anonymously rate officers.

Strong community relationships helped Kochis reduce gun violence in Warrenton. After several shootings occurred within just two weeks in the town, the WPD worked with its community action team—which included the local NAACP and faith leaders—“to address those issues, and were very successful in doing so,” he told C-VILLE.

But he stressed that he does not intend to overpolice communities in Charlottesville. “It’s not just a simple answer as going out there and arresting everybody. ...There are people who [are] terrorizing these communities who are going to be dealt with … but

we are also not going to make the community feel like they are under siege.”

As for what’s fueling this spike in shootings and killings, the chief pointed to cracks in social support systems, like mental health care.

“When these systems typically fail, there’s only one system left—and unfortunately, that’s the criminal justice system,” he said. “We’re not always best suited to deal with some of these root causes of gun violence.”

Poverty—only worsened by the pandemic—is also a major driver of the increase in gun violence, according to Robert Gray of the Uhuru Foundation, which runs diversion and re-entry programs for youth.

“You’re dealing with people who are just in a dire state of poverty,” Gray told C-VILLE. “The city as a whole has a lot of work to do around systemic barriers.”

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B.U.C.K. Squad Executive Director Herb Dickerson says that some beefs start on social media. New Charlottesville Police Chief Michael Kochis has increased the department’s patrols in shooting hotspots in response to recent homicides. EZE AMOS JOHN ROBINSON

Social media plays a role in beefs too, according to Herb Dickerson, executive director of the B.U.C.K. Squad.

“Facebook, Instagram, Twitter [have] created the internet gangsta. … As soon as someone comes to confront you about it, that’s how it all begins,” said Dickerson, who is currently working to secure funding for the squad to increase its community presence. “We done talked about each other and threatened each other so much … by the time I see you, all I have left to do is shoot.”

To prevent shootings, Daniel Fairley, Charlottesville’s youth opportunity coordinator who is focused on Black male achievement, stresses the importance of giving at-risk youth hope and opportunity “so they don’t find themselves viewing the world as, ‘We don’t know if we’re going to be here next … I’ll find a way to survive,’” he said. “And that may come with picking up a gun and trying to defend [themselves].”

When asked about City Council’s plans to address gun violence, Councilor Brian Pinkston voiced support for paying police a “competitive wage,” and funding mental health initiatives, affordable housing, and other social programs. Councilor Juandiego Wade, who was Eldridge Smith’s former mentor, lamented the “availability of guns” in the country, and called for more opportunities for young people. “To the extent that these cases are personal beefs, groups like the B.U.C.K. Squad can be helpful,” said Mayor Lloyd Snook in an email.

Councilor Michael Payne pointed out that while overall crime has decreased nationwide, shootings and murders are particularly on the rise. “Defining the problem is critical. It’s vital that we don’t get the false idea that rolling back criminal justice reform and returning to failed mass incarceration policies will work,” he said in an email.

“All that said, the recent rise in shootings and the death and fear it’s created in neighborhoods is all too real,” continued Payne. “Charlottesville has to invest in carefully considered, data-driven solutions,” including youth jobs and internships, mentorship programs, improved street lighting, and intentional community policing.

During last week’s community forum, attendees also pushed for more opportunities for youth in the area.

“There’s really nothing for us to do here. That’s why our peers are involved in so much stuff in the streets,” said Charlottesville High School student Zeniah Bryant. “They don’t feel welcome in school so when they come that’s why they do what they do and then they get suspended. And then they get pushed out of school and into the streets, and fall into these cycles.”

“We’re counting on you to do something for us,” she said, motioning to the crowd. “Because it’s a cry for help.”

A 10th and Page resident asked the chief to appoint citizen captains in the city’s neighborhoods, and hold regular meetings with them. City of Promise Executive Director Mary Coleman encouraged Kochis to create an academy “where the police come for 12 weeks and listen to the citizens” to help mitigate unconscious bias.

Another attendee pushed the chief to call on politicians and advocate for the community’s basic needs, like social safety programs. “That’s what addresses crime. … Cops don’t keep us safe. We keep us safe as a community,” she said.

Dorenda Johnson specifically called on the Black community to take action.

“We have young children, young men, young teenagers with guns, and they can’t even spell,” said Johnson. “My Black brothers and sisters here—we need to depend on each other.”

In addition to suggesting solutions, multiple people questioned the chief’s new measures, and criticized the fractured relationship between the police and the community.

Civil rights lawyer Jeff Fogel pushed back against the hotspot patrols, and urged Kochis to fix the racial disparities in the city’s arrest rates. “[The patrols are] not going to be successful at stopping crime. … And I hope you didn’t mean when you said you’d like to see a cop on every corner. We don’t want a cop on every corner.”

Kochis agreed that police cannot stop crime on their own, pointing to the failed mental health, education, and substance abuse treatment systems. “We need to prop up those other systems and work with them so we don’t have to do their job.”

Regarding the patrols, “how are you going to evaluate when to stop the pressure?” asked activist Harold Folley. “Because what happens when you don’t? You’re going to be harassing a lot of Black and brown kids for nothing?”

Kochis urged residents to report any officer who harasses them. “Being in communities engaging with residents … that shouldn’t look like harassing.”

Gloria Beard claimed many officers are “mean” and “don’t even speak” to residents. “There’s police on the force that the community has complained about for years that are still on the force,” said Katrina Turner.

“It’s no trust in this police department,” added Ronnie Megginson, owner of Kulture Vibez. “We even call for y’all help when we have events across the street [at South and Central] to keep everybody safe [and] y’all leave us hanging.”

Activist Don Gathers called for solutions to gun violence “without putting our minority communities at risk and at harm.”

“Going back to 2017, the police department failed this community,” he said. “You can’t expect us to welcome you with open arms and trust you.”

Another Black resident urged the crowd not to judge the youth. “Y’all ain’t never lived through this before with a 15-year-old mindset that’s been fucked up by the system.”

Terry Anderson, mother of Daquain Anderson, who died after being shot near Court Square in September, questioned why police have not solved his murder yet. Kochis promised to meet with her in private.

“We’ve had sleepless nights. We can’t eat. … His killers are still out there,” said Francine Chambers, Anderson’s relative.

“You get them guns off the street. … This is a hot mess.”

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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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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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As the third month of the third year of the third decade gets underway, Charlottesville is poised for a new future. All over the city, landowners will have more space to build under the adopted Comprehensive Plan and the new zoning rules that are being written this spring.

Some of the places where more density will be allowed have not had the benefit of a plan to suggest what the future could be. Other areas do have at least rough sketches, such as the eastern portion of Cherry Avenue, which has a small area plan.

While there’s no such formal document for the area around the Belmont Bridge, new pedestrian infrastructure built alongside and around the roadway will make it easier to get around on foot. When construction ends next year, there will be sidewalks on both sides of the bridge as well as a new pedestrian underpass.

At least two major properties on the northern end of the bridge have sold in the past year. In February, a person associated with the Great Eastern Resort Company bought 0.384 acres in the 400 block of Avon Street for $1.4 million. This land contains a building constructed in 1961 that was the home of the now closed Fox’s Cafe.

The property is within the new Corridor Mixed-Use 3 district under the draft zoning. That means a base height of three stories with the option to go to five if bonus crite-

ria are met. Those rules will be released later this month.

Last year, the owners of Lampo bought the building at 205 Monticello Rd., as well as 209 Monticello for $800,000. The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative used to be in the latter buildings but has recently moved to East Main Street. The properties share the same CX-3 district and were built in 1945 and 1950, respectively.

In between the two is another commercial block from the mid-20th century with two existing businesses. One of them is Quality Pie, which took over the old Spudnuts’ space in 2017. That structure, as well as the one at 300 Avon St., was built in 1962, the same year the original Belmont Bridge opened to traffic.

Land right across from the 300 block on Avon Street is slated as Node Mixed-Use 10, which will allow up to 10 stories as a base, and 12 if bonus conditions are met.

Construction of the bridge began in July 2021, and the owner of Quality Pie has reported disruptions to business. He wants the city to provide assistance to keep his operations afloat.

“It has housed a local business for over 50 years, and yet the city has managed to cripple and encumber us in just three years,” said Tomas Rahal, who does not own the property.

Two blocks away, the Fitzgerald’s Tire Building at 408 Monticello Rd. is on the market for $1.2 million.

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Quality Pie owner Tomas Rahal says construction on the Belmont Bridge, which began in July 2021, has disrupted his business. STAFF PHOTO


This 3-bedroom, 3.5 bath condo features extra high ceilings, a modern and open floor plan with huge windows and doors, and a large rooftop terrace with views of the Downtown Mall all the way around to Monticello. MLS#634149 $1,890,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


753-acre equestrian estate with impressive circa 1904 manor home. This country estate offers ample equestrian, farming, and/or recreation opportunities with the ideal mix of woodland, pastureland and cropland along with streams, and ponds. Equestrian facilities include: 48-stall horse barn, indoor riding arena, fenced paddocks, riding trails, and other dependencies. Tranquil setting, 25 miles from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. MLS#638899 $6,295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 www.GreenfieldsFarmVA.com


317 acre estate that has it all: location, views, water, spectacular 5-BR residence, event center and more! 15+ acre lake is centered among lush rolling fields of rich grass & unparalleled views. Additional acreage available. 25 minutes west of Charlottesville. MLS#631962

$8,875,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


A most tranquil and private 278+ acre grazing and hay farm with two-thirds mile of James River frontage. The centerpiece of Hatton Ridge Farm is an impressive 4-5 bedroom, brick Georgian home, built circa 2000. MLS#634311 $3,495,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


A spacious and meticulously maintained 4-6-bedroom, 5.5 bath Manor home on 57 acres of tranquility. Panoramic views of the Southwest Mountains and winter views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. Located 6 miles from Charlottesville. MLS#638292

$2,575,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076



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


Unique 88-acre property with 4-bedroom 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


Absolutely breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain views. Hidden Fox is less than 12 miles to Charlottesville and UVA. One of the few remaining farms in NW Albemarle County with over 100 acres that has division rights - no conservation easement. Land is predominantly in fenced pastures, with great water sources throughout, including two lakes. Several great homesites with big views, numerous improvements for a farming operation, c. 1890 farmhouse, eleven stall stable, hay barn, cattle barn and more! MLS#638858 $4,975,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


3-4-BR, 3,490 sf home on 1.6 private, wooded acres features living room, dining room, cook’s kitchen with breakfast room, spacious main floor master suite. 2 additional BR and 1-BA upstairs. Large family room and bath downstairs with access to 2-car garage.

$695,000 MLS#638741 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124

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

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33 acre property with 3-4-bedroom home at very private 1000 ft. elevation, only 12 miles from Charlottesville. Dramatic great room features floor to ceiling stone FP & huge window wall with panoramic views across Albemarle County to Blue Ridge Mtns. MLS#635341

$1,725,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

Embodying the essence of country life! 214+/- acre farm with spacious main residence, 3-car garage with apartment, dependencies & farm buildings. Many agricultural & recreational uses.Easily accessible to Charlottesville, Orange, I-95 & DC region. MLS#636896

$1,975,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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


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


Well-designed corner condo consisting of an exceptionally bright great room with high ceilings, ample space for both relaxed living and dining, 1-BR, 1-BA and inviting private balcony. 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


10 acres of mature woods. Property has long road frontage and consists of two parcels being combined and sold as one. No homeowners association! Design and build your dream residence on this very well-priced parcel. MLS#621178

$189,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250


11.73-acre, buildable lot in Western Albemarle! One of a kind location and a rare opportunity to purchase a large lot in an estate neighborhood 10 minutes to town. 2 division rights and is gently rolling with a small stream bisecting the property. MLS#628219

$795,000 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

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


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

$1,100,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

436+ acre parcel of land in Southern Albemarle! 4 division rights; complete privacy; lush, gently rolling terrain; long road frontage; stream; 3-acre lake; 125-135 acres of open land; mature hardwood forests. Under conservation easement. Owner/agent. MLS#634139

$2,985,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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Situated on 15 acres along a paved driveway is this 3400 sq.ft. home, detached 1-car garage/workshop and attached run in area for lawn care items, detached 3-car garage with finished upstairs studio apartment (estimated 700+ sq ft, 1 bed 1 bath) with tenant in place, and a horse barn with 2-stalls.

3 BR, 3½ BA home features a large open kitchen w/quartz countertops, first floor primary suite, Florida room, trex outdoor decking & more!

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1570 Owensville Rd | Charlottesville

Located in the heart of Ivy! Sweet 1 level home with full walkout basement on 4.5 acres, convenient to Meriwether Lewis Elementary School. Flexible & Open floorplan with primary bedroom suite. Large & bright lower level.

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396 Bellevue Ln | Rockbridge Baths

Sycamore Springs---A fully renovated farmhouse in an idyllic setting in northwestern Rockbridge County. Charming older home w/ standing seam roof, screened porch, gorgeous heart pine floors & wood burning fireplace. Open & airy. kitchen.

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Spotless, low maintenance condo convenient to all things Charlottesville! This beautiful home boasts gleaming hardwood floors, an impressive kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and more!

$399,000 | newleafcville.com/637910 New Leaf Team | 434.227.4446

605 Lexington Ave | Charlottesville

Circa 1940 two story in the heart of the North Downtown Charlottesville neighborhood. Spacious rooms and wood floors throughout. Large and level city lot. Walkable to everything downtown - 605 Lexington exudes charm inside & out!

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This 3 BR, 2 BA ranch located on a quiet cut-de-sac just min from shopping, schools, and the airport is waiting for you to make it home. Youre going to love the spacious living room, gorgeous wood floors & cozy gas fireplace.

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Gorgeous 72 acre parcel near Lovingston. Multiple elevated building sites overlook a beautiful stocked lake, with mountain views. Carefully managed property is worthy of construction of an architecturally significant main dwelling.

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• Lakefront living at it’s finest in a spacious, well maintained custom home

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Turn your dream into a reality!

The 11th Annual Crowdfunded Pitch Night will showcase 10 aspiring entrepreneurs to the Charlottesville community.

Each contestant shares a flash pitch of their vision to the community-based audience, inspiring the crowd to action! The evening concludes with a round of crowd voting, in support of the idea the crowd feels is most likely to be successful. Each startup keeps the money pledged to them, and the Community Investment Collaborate (CIC) will sponsor a grand prize winner to receive a max $5,000.

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Part of the 2023 Tom Tom Festival April 19-23.



Do look up at the Rotunda Planetarium’s public viewing nights. The inside of the Rotunda’s dome is transformed into a starry, constellation-filled reflection of the night sky—just like Jefferson envisioned. The Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia provide a celestial musical accompaniment, and Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker works the room. Free, 6-9pm. The Rotunda, UVA Grounds. rotundaplanetarium.org


Share in the joy of music with the Oratorio Society of Virginia at Together in Song, a daylong choral workshop and concert. Begin by flexing your vocal chops in a three-hour workshop with conductor and music director Michael Slon. Participants rehearse works by American composers, including Aaron Copland’s “At the River” and Keith McCutchen’s arrangement of “Amazing Grace,” before joining the Oratorio Society for an afternoon concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Oratorio Society singers also perform works by Abbie Betinis, Duke Ellington, and more. $10-40, 10am and 4pm. First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St. oratoriosociety.org


Find out what’s written in the stars at Astronomy on Tap, an out-of-thisworld evening of astronomical fun. Grab a pint and listen to professional astronomers from UVA and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory discuss facts and mysteries about the universe, before playing a couple rounds of trivia and other mini-games. After, step outside to observe objects in the night sky using telescopes. Free, 7-9pm. Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second St. SE. aotcville.com



Renowned sextet Dervish has been playing its traditional Irish tunes to international audiences—including in Latvia and Lithuania, and for visitors to the Great Wall of China—for over 30 years. Frontwoman Cathy Jordan leads the band in lively renditions of songs and jigs that marry technical mastery of multiple instruments, including jovial whistle, animated accordion, and plucky bouzouki. The band, which also includes Shane Mitchell, Liam Kelly, Brian McDonagh, Michael Holmes, and Tom Morrow, draws from the rich musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in its stacked discography, which earned a lifetime achievement award from the BBC. $30, 7:30pm. The Haven, 112 W. Market St. blueridgeirishmusic.org

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For our ongoing series Why Do You Cook?, C-VILLE Weekly asks area food and drinks folks what motivates them to clock in every day. If you would like to be considered for this column, please email tami@c-ville.com.

Wednesday 3/8 music

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

Hard Swimmin’ Fish. Blues and originals. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskeyjarcville.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


Richmond Ballet. Classical pieces and new works. $17-23, 7:30pm. PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building, 501 College Dr. pvcc.edu


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


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

The Virgin Suicides Director Sofia Coppola’s haunting snapshot of ‘70s teen life—and death. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Owner, The Pie Chest thepiechestcville.com

A spirit of togetherness

“I cook because I have to. I have no other choice. Deep within me resides the desire to please others through a soul-level-comforting pleasing of the palate.

“Therein is the secret to a good life. Eating, drinking, and being merry. Through this we commune with one another in a spirit of togetherness, remembering the past, enjoying the present, and creating the future.”

Bye day

“I own The Pie Chest and have no formal culinary training. That is quite the story! Eight years ago we opened on March 14, 2015 at 9:26am (3.1415926), and this coming Pi Day will be our last day in the Fourth Street shop. I am very much looking forward to bespoke baking and transitioning away from the daily capitalistic slog.”

Something other

“When I was 6 years old, I learned that love tasted like strawberries. Specifically, strawberries freshly picked from Emmett

and Lorene Coleman’s backyard patch in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Firm in my small hand, tugged and torn from the stem, smelling of the sweetness of fresh earth and the red heart-berry inside.

“As an adopted child, the Colemans were my ‘pretend’ grandparents (the parents of my mother’s best friend). Along with my Nanny, Lois, I was granted my very first taste and scent memories: strawberries, honey, freshly baked cookies.

“Outside of baking cookies as a child, I did not have much culinary experience. Something ‘other’ has always been at work behind the scenes, a joining together of three grandmothers: an adoptive one, a pretend one, and an unknown one.

Tied together

“One of the first pies that I mastered for The Pie Chest was strawberry rhubarb. In the strawberry rhubarb pie, there is a triple-braided cord that cannot be severed.

“When I was working on my pie crust recipe early in my baking career, I found Nanny’s version buried in a box, complete with grease stains and blurred ink. I used it as a template, a foundation, and each spring for the past eight years, I painstakingly make a filling with strawberries from local patches, joining them with fresh rhubarb grown in Appalachia.

“A few years ago, my birth sister discovered me via Ancestry.com after looking for me for her entire life. I have learned about my paternal grandmother, Dorothy, an avid and award-winning baker and cook, and I realize she has always been a part of me, the invisible ink, so to speak, writing words I have only begun to read.

“In this single pie, these three women come together, much the way a pie does—a foundation, a filling, a topping, baked together with the binding of butter and love.”

Trivia. Show off your trivia knowledge and win prizes, including gift cards, merch, and free drinks. Free, 7pm. Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. dairymarketcville.com

Thursday 3/9 music

Berto and Vincent. Wild gypsy rumba and Latin guitar. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

Joslyn & The Sweet Compression. A hookfilled mix of funk and soul. $15-20, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Country rock. $29-54, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

SAVVY. A rich gumbo of jammy funk. Free, 7pm. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellyscharlottesville.com


Crumbs from the Table of Joy See listing for Wednesday, March 8. $22-27, 7:30pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org


Water Features for Birds and Other Wildlife. A lecture from Bob Schamerhorn and the Piedmont Master Gardeners. $10, 7pm. Online. piedmontmastergardeners.org


Paint & Sip. Choose your sip, grab a brush, and follow step-by-step instructions to create a one-of-a-kind acrylic painting. $35-45, 7pm. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.com


Music Bingo. Win prizes and enjoy discounted carafes. Free, 6:30pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com

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The Pie Chest will turn off its ovens on March 14, but Rachel Pennington says she will continue to bake for special projects, and annual events such as Pi Day, Thanksgiving, and possibly a monthly subscription box of treats. AMY AND JACKSON SMITH SUPPLIED PHOTO

Friday 3/10


Beppe Gambetta. The Italian Flatpicking guitar master blends energetic grooves with passionate melodies. $25-28, 7pm. Renaissance School, 418 E. Jefferson St. prismcoffeehouse.org

Elvis Costello & The Imposters. Born in London, D.P. MacManus came to be known as Elvis Costello. He has been performing for over 50 years. $49-124, 8pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

FarAway. Featuring Brian Franke and Sara Davenport. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glass housewinery.com

Kings of Thrash. With Hatriot. $30-35, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com

Organ Recital by Peter Sykes. Music by Buxtehude, Sweelinck, Schumann, Brahms, and Mendelssohn. Free, 7:30pm. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Rugby Rd. westminsterorganconcertseries.org

The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project. Featuring Adam Hurt, Tristan Scroggins, and Megan Lynch Chowning. $25-30, 8pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. front porchcville.org


Boot Scoot Square Dance Party. Yee-haw! Free, 5:30pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com


Crumbs from the Table of Joy See listing for Wednesday, March 8. $22-27, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org

Wait Until Dark A sinister gang of con men meet their match in Frederick Knott’s classic thriller. $10-20, 8pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org


CreativeMornings. A breakfast lecture for the creative community. Free, 8:30am. Location TBA. creativemornings.com

Daniel Becker and Kristen Staby Rembold. The poets read from their recent works. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com


Playdates at the Playscape. BYO snacks and buddies and enjoy outdoor play. $20, 9:30am. Wildrock, 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet. wildrock.org

Saturday 3/11


Alex Caton. Irish and old-time music. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarlecider works.com

BoDeans. High-energy rock. $23-45, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com

Damn Tall Buildings. Bluegrass with attitude. $12-15, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesouthern cville.com

Dara James and the Soul Disciples. Blues, R&B, and a whole lot of soul. Free, 5pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com

James Keelaghan with David Woodhead. Folk tunes. $20, 7pm. Unity of Charlottesville, 2825 Hydraulic Rd. unity charlottesville.org

Ann Beattie has More to Say

Esteemed fiction writer publishes new collection of nonfiction

Known best for her short stories and novels, author Ann Beattie recently published More to Say: Essays & Appreciations, a collection of short nonfiction. The winner of numerous awards, Beattie brings her keen insight and sense of language to these curated pieces, all of which were originally published between 1982 and 2022 in a variety of publications, such as The New Yorker, Life, and The New York Times. The book’s essays celebrate some of the writers and artists—and their work—who Beattie holds in high esteem, including Andre Dubus, Sally Mann, Scott McDowell, and Alice Munro, among others. Her subjects are revered for their work, though not necessarily contemporary household names, and Beattie’s reflections on their lives and work exude heartfelt love and respect. No stranger to Charlottesville (she taught at UVA for many years), Beattie now lives in Maine with her husband, the painter Lincoln Perry, who is also one of the artists profiled in the new book. In an email interview with C-VILLE, Beattie discusses the collection in advance of her upcoming reading at New Dominion Bookshop on March 11.

C-VILLE: How did your selection process for More to Say compare to that of fiction collections you’ve compiled in the past? Ann Beattie: “I found this more difficult. When I was compiling The New Yorker Stories that came out in 2010, every story I’d published in the magazine was included, and there was the book. It seemed to make sense to have the stories arranged chronologically, from the beginning of my writing career through what was then my most recent publication there.

“I didn’t feel that organizing [More to Say] chronologically would be helpful to the reader, or that that was the right approach. Also, gathering these pieces together after so many years gave me the opportunity to revise them, while I wouldn’t do that with fiction.

“With my other individual story collections, I tried to think about how I’d like to read the stories as a reader, not as the writer. I try to assemble story collections to have a trajectory that makes sense to me. I don’t think it’s a problem if people just read around in More to Say. To me, the essays on visual artists also explain how I see, while the essays about other writers rely on my having a visual sense of their stories.”

The essays range in publication from 1982 to 2022, with your attention on artists largely occupying the earlier half of that and your focus on writers occupying the

latter. Was there anything that caused you to shift the focus of your nonfiction work in that way?

“I’ve taught at UVA and other places, but for one stretch of 27 years I was primarily a freelance writer. It was only when I returned to UVA for one semester a year in 2000 (now I’m gone), that I had any opportunity to voice my opinions about literature. One advantage of teaching is that everyone’s read the same thing (supposedly). I’m not part of a book group, but that would also be true of a book group. Otherwise, I can be reading something now that was very popular, say, 20 years ago, so if I want to have a conversation about it, the other person probably doesn’t remember that novel or story in detail. In some of my essays about writers’ work, I wanted to remind people how exciting certain writers were [and] to introduce them to writers I admired.

“To answer the other part of your question: For whatever reason (actually, for many reasons), certain publications didn’t continue to give me assignments. If I’d relied on writing essays or nonfiction (as opposed to fiction), obviously I’d have to have been more proactive.”

Were there any pieces that you wish you could have included but had to omit for any reason?

“No, though I also knew how long the book could be. Sometimes I realized that I hadn’t

remembered a piece that I added belatedly—the Updike essay, for example. I was looking for something else entirely on my bookshelf in Maine, and saw the publication in which that had been printed. I re-read it, and decided it was better than another essay I’d intended to include.

“I still wonder how many things I might have totally forgotten. Some of these essays are so old, they were very hard to locate. (I had to order an old Life magazine to get my piece on Grant Wood.) My filing cabinets only hold so much, and quite a few things were written on a typewriter, before I had a computer with a filing system. If I didn’t have the original, I had to try to buy it, if possible.”

Were there any surprises for you as a reader as you reviewed your past work?

“Yes. My overreliance on certain words, such as ‘sensibility.’ It’s such a useful word, but it gets boring if I keep using it. Also, I’ve done many fiction readings, but I’ve rarely had a reason to read my essays aloud. I never had any reason to re-read them after they were published, either, so I tended to forget them (or things about them) more than my stories. ... I guess selecting these particular pieces and putting them in this order made me more aware of what caught my eye at certain periods, and what gets my attention now. Of course I’ve become a different observer than I was in my 30s.”

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Ann Beattie will read from her new nonfiction collection, More to Say, on March 11 at New Dominion Bookshop.
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Saturday 3/11

Reba McEntire. With special guests Terri Clark and The Isaacs. $65 and up, 6:30pm. John Paul Jones Arena, 295 Massie Rd. john pauljonesarena.com

Rick Olivarez Trio. Gypsy jazz. Free, 5:30pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com

The House Sauce. Original and classic rock tunes. Free, 10pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

The Oratorio Society of Virginia. A choral workshop with director Michael Slon, followed by a concert. $10-40, 10am and 4pm. First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St. oratoriosociety.org

The Pollocks. Batesville’s house band. $15, 7pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket.com

Wavelength. Cap off your evening with vintage rock. Free, 10:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskey jarcville.com


Crumbs from the Table of Joy See listing for Wednesday, March 8. $22-27, 8pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org

Wait Until Dark See listing for Friday, March 10. $10-20, 8pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org


Ann Beattie: More to Say Beattie celebrates the release of her new essay collection. Free, 4pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com

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


Playdates at the Playscape. See listing for Friday, March 10. $20, 9:30am. Wildrock, 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet. wildrock.org etc.

Funny Girl: The Roadshow Edition Brunch. Barbra Streisand’s Oscar-winning tour de force as Fanny Brice, presented in honor of Live Arts April production of Buyer & Cellar. $10, noon. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Sunday 3/12


Darlingside. Exquisite harmonies and intelligent songwriting. $20-25, 7:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

Dervish. Dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional Irish songs. $3035, 7:30pm. The Haven, 112 W. Market St. blueridgeirishmusic.org

Gia Ray. A musical afternoon in the tasting room. Free, 1pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com

Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends. Fine renditions of traditional Irish tunes. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarle ciderworks.com

Songs We Love. A journey through the first 50 years of jazz. $24-39, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

Richelle Claiborne. A CD preview party for Claiborne’s upcoming album. $20-25, 7pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. frontporch cville.org

Bluegrass Jam. All levels, ages, and instruments welcome. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesville market.com

Swansong. Classical, rock, soundscapes, soundtracks, jazz, and tango from violinist M. Alan Pearce and pianist Rene Sanchez. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com


Crumbs from the Table of Joy See listing for Wednesday, March 8. $22-27, 2pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org Wait Until Dark See listing for Friday, March 10. $10-20, 2:30pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org


Paint & Sip: Perfect Picnic Spot. Paint, sip, and repeat. $35, 2pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarm andwinery.com

Monday 3/13


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


Astronomy on Tap. Join UVA astronomers for astronomy talks, trivia, and prizes. Free, 7pm. Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second St. SE. threenotchdbrewing.com

Jimmy ‘Magic Man’ Miller’s Bracket Breakfast. Panelists include Jim Ryan, John Grisham, Caroline Darney, Macon Gunter, Deborah Stroman, and many more, to benefit Piedmont CASA. $75, 7:30am. Boar’s Head Resort, 200 Ednam Dr. pcasa.org

Tuesday 3/14


Tunesday Tuesday. A jam session with local acts. Free, 9pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com

Kaleidoscopia Trio. A string trio recital exploring and celebrating works composed in times of struggle, death, and memorial. Free, 8pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. music. virginia.edu

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


Playdates at the Playscape. See listing for Friday, March 10. $20, 9:30am. Wildrock, 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet. wildrock.org


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

Right at home

Chinchilla Café creates a warm and fuzzy concert community

It’s not false advertising, there really are chinchillas at Chinchilla Café. Three of them: Pip, Napoleon, and Starr Baby. You can even pet them and feed them treats. “At first, we just tried to get people over to play with the chinchillas,” says café co-organizer Lane Rasberry. “But nobody came, so we started hosting shows instead.”

When Magnolia House closed in 2020, many mourned the end of Charlottesville’s DIY music scene. But then Chinchilla Café appeared. Billing itself as a “concert venue, community center, and animal coffeehouse,” it’s the underground revival we’ve been waiting for.

Bands play in what would otherwise be the living room. The walls are decorated with chinchilla portraits and rainbow flags, while multi-colored Christmas lights create a spacey glow. Between acts, guests meet the chinchillas or hang out on the back porch, where a projector plays surreal videos from the internet. “We’re looking for people to have intense and trippy experiences, however they might come,” says Rasberry.

Over 60 bands have performed at the house since the café opened in August 2021, including locals Shagwüf, Violet Club, and Emily Rose, as well as acts from up and down the East Coast. And the shows can be delightfully eclectic. A recent concert veered from the experimental pop sounds of New York artist Coffee Nap, to the mind-melting jazz fusion of Charlottesville’s Angelica X. The common denominator is that café promoter Eli Draizen likes what he hears.

Putting on the shows is a group effort, and Draizen has been essential to the venue’s launch. “I always wanted to have a music venue in my living room,” he says, citing inspiration from house shows he saw growing up in California. Co-organizer Robin Brown sees her contribution as two parts: “One, make sure everyone has fun and feels comfortable. But two, make sure we’re doing important things and keeping it a queer, radical space.”

“Chinchilla Café is not a neutral space,” says Rasberry. “Whatever it is that gets people to make positive change in their community, we want to bring that in.” Shows frequently promote work by local activist organizations, such as anarchist bookstore F12, Cville Area Harm Reduction, or Arm Trans Women.

Meanwhile, all ticket proceeds go to the bands, not the café itself. “When we host a band, there is no stress on them to be part of an investor and owner’s business cycle,” explains Rasberry. “A typical commercial venue has no values, as the norm in business is bland neutrality and facelessness.” In contrast, “Every time we do something at Chinchilla Café, we want it to have a purpose.”

If popularity is any indication, people are craving places with purpose. “So many bands are reaching out to Instagram right now, it’s hard to keep up,” says Draizen, who has already booked shows through May. Brown says it speaks to the need for more spaces that are not purely driven by profit.

The Chinchilla organizers are happily part of an expanding scene of nontraditional venues around town. In the past few months, Visible Records, Cville Skates, and The Rug Shop have all hosted shows. “I want more of that,” Brown says. “I hope this inspires people to say, ‘Wait, I could do that, I could have bands come here.’”

Grassroots spaces provide something special, because “for many people they start by wanting an evening of entertainment,” says Rasberry. “But to have a [DIY, nonprofit] community center means they meet friends with whom they might not otherwise connect, they learn of activist causes they might not find otherwise, they hear music which has local flavor which could not come from any other city. They make the memories that make living in this city … different from any other.”

Chinchilla’s next show features Hot Spit, Yard Sale, Laveda, and Marti on March 9. Ticket and music schedules are posted through Instagram at chinchilla_cafe_cville.

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Chinchilla Café founders Fabian Garcia, Gabriela Toledo, Robin Brown, Eli Draizen, and Lane Rasberry are leading the DIY venue revival. LANE RASBERRY CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE


Complete the grid so that every row, column, and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.

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1. Like 50 U.S. senators

5. Play group?

9. Sherman ____, Eddie Murphy’s role in “The Nutty Professor”

14. Eve’s second son

15. Actress Perlman of “Cheers”

16. Really annoy

17. Former minor league baseball team that played its home games in Honolulu

20. Airbnb competitor

21. Took potshots (at)

22. “My word!”

25. St ared open-mouthed

27. Regretful ones

28. “Ms. Fat Booty” rapper ____ Def

29. Actress Raymonde of “Lost”

33. Rental units: Abbr.

34. Extravagant

36. “____ volunteers?”

37. No. 2 execs

38. Joint pain from playing too many video games

39. By way of

40. Feature of some rental units: Abbr.

41. Parent company of Philip Morris

42. Film st ar Lamarr who’s in the National Inventors Hall of Fame

43. Do a queen’s job

45. Some smoke detector batteries

46. “____ Good” (20 02 No Doubt hit)

47. Blacksmith’s block

49. Kid’s rocker

50. Whoopi’s Oscar-winning role in “Ghost”

53. M¸unchen : Munich :: ____ : Cologne

54. What Red Bull does, in old ads

60. Longest river in France

61. They might be wireless

62. Suffix with million or billion

63. Shake an Etch A Sketch, say

64. Not out of the running

65. Pickle


1. “Funny one!”

2. Org . that presents the Silver Gavel Awards

3. ____ Zealand, Muppet known for fish-throwing

4. Ice cream shop posting

5. Erie or Huron, but not Superior

6. Home of Miami University

7. “OK!”

8. Mineo of “Rebel Without a Cause”

9. Branagh and Cole

10. “Well, aren’t we special!”

11. Sun Bowl Stadium sch.

12. HBO’s “____ of Easttown”

13. Concern for veterans, for short

18. Sportscaster Cross and music producer Gotti

19. Egyptian viper

22. Less cowardly

23. Kind of culture satirized in “American Psycho”

24. “Boatercycle”

25. Get millions of likes, say

26. “Given the circumstances ... “

28. Cocktail with a rhyming name

30. Lint collectors

31. Sitting at a light, say

32. “Oh no! This is terrible!” (or a phonetic hint to this puzzle’s theme)

34. Rap lead-in to Jon or Wayne

35. “Chandelier” singer

38. “Care to look?”

42. Ruptures in the abdominal wall

44. “Fortnite” fans, e.g.

46. Hindu Festival of Colors

48. Oy ____!”

49. Raise, as sails

50. Eye rudely

51. J’adore perfumer

52. Nike rival

53. River in a 1957 Best Picture title

55. ____-Wan Kenobi

56. Samovar, e.g.

57. Tuck’s partner

58. Miracle-____

59. Where the action happens

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(March 21-April 19): Repressed feelings and dormant passions are rising to the surface. I bet they will soon be rattling your brain and illuminating your heart, unleashing a soothing turbulence of uncanny glee. Will you get crazy and wise enough to coax the Great Mystery into blessing you with an inspirational revelation or two? I believe you will. I hope you will! The more skillful you are at generating rowdy breakthroughs, the less likely you are to experience a breakdown. Be as unruly as you need to be to liberate the very best healings.


(March 21-April 19): In 1993, I began work on my memoirish novel The Televisionary Oracle. It took me seven years to finish. The early part of the process was tough. I generated a lot of material I didn’t like. Then one day, I discovered an approach that liberated me: I wrote about aspects of my character and behavior that needed improvement. Suddenly everything clicked, and my fruitless adventure transformed into a fluidic joy. Soon I was writing about other themes and experiences. But dealing with self-correction was a key catalyst. Are there any such qualities in yourself you might benefit from tackling, Aries? If so, I recommend you try my approach.


(April 20-May 20): You finally have all you need to finish an incomplete mission or resolve a mess of unsettled karma. The courage and determination you couldn’t quite summon before are now fully available as you invoke a climax that will prepare the way for your awe-inspiring rebirth. Gaze into the future, dear Taurus, and scan for radiant beacons that will be your guides in the coming months. You have more help than you know, and now is the time to identify it and move toward it.


(April 20-May 20): Two Taurus readers complained that my horoscopes contain too much poetry and flair to be useful. In response, I’m offering you a prosaic message. It’s all true, though in a way that’s more like a typical horoscope. (I wonder if this approach will spur your emotional intelligence and your soul’s lust for life, which are crucial areas of growth for you these days.) Anyway, here’s the oracle: Take a risk and extend feelers to interesting people outside your usual sphere. But don’t let your social adventures distract you from your ambitions, which also need your wise attention. Your complex task: Mix work and play; synergize business and pleasure.


(May 21-June 20): Our sun is an average star in a galaxy of 100 billion stars. In comparison to some of its flamboyant compatriots, it’s mediocre. Over 860 light years away is a blue-white supergiant star called Rigel, which is twice as hot as our sun and 40,000 times brighter. The red supergiant Antares, over 600 light years away, has 12 times more mass. Yet if those two show-offs had human attitudes, they might be jealous of our star, which is the source of energy for a planet teeming with 8.7 million forms of life. I propose we make the sun your role model for now, Gemini. It’s an excellent time to glory in your unique strengths and to exuberantly avoid comparing yourself to anyone else.


(June 21-July 22): The philosophical principle known as Occam’s razor asserts that when trying to understand a problem or enigma, we should favor the simplest explanation with the fewest assumptions. While that’s often a useful approach, I don’t recommend it in the coming weeks. For you, nuances and subtleties will abound in every situation. Mere simplicity is unlikely to lead

(May 21-June 20): Astrologer Jessica Shepherd advises us to sidle up to the Infinite Source of Life and say, “Show me what you’ve got.” When we do, we often get lucky. That’s because the Infinite Source of Life delights in bringing us captivating paradoxes. Yes and no may both be true in enchanting ways. Independence and interdependence can interweave to provide us with brisk teachings. If we dare to experiment with organized wildness and aggressive receptivity, our awareness will expand, and our heart will open. What about it, Gemini? Are you interested in the charming power that comes from engaging with cosmic contradictions? Now’s a favorable time to do so. Go ahead and say, “Show me what you’ve got” to the Infinite Source of Life.



(Feb. 19-March 20): A financial advisor once told me I could adopt one of three approaches to running my business:

1. Ignore change. 2. Always struggle with change, half-immobilized by mixed feelings about whether to change or stay pat. 3. Learn to love and thrive on change. The advisor said that if I chose either of the first two options, I would always be forced to change by circumstances beyond my control. The third approach is ultimately the only one that works. Now is an excellent time for you Pisceans to commit yourself fully to number three—for both your business and your life.

(Feb. 19-March 20): Piscean author and activist W. E. B. Dubois advised us to always be willing to give up what we are. Why? Because that’s how we transform into a deeper and stronger version of ourselves. I think you would benefit from using his strategy. My reading of the astrological omens tells me that you are primed to add through subtraction, to gain power by shedding what has become outworn and irrelevant. Suggested step one: Identify dispiriting self-images you can jettison. Step two: Visualize a familiar burden you could live without. Step three: Drop an activity that bores you. Step four: Stop doing something that wastes your time.

to a valid understanding. You will be wise to relish the complications and thrive on the paradoxes. Try to see at least three sides of every story. Further tips: 1. Mysteries may be truer than mere facts. 2. If you’re willing to honor your confusion, the full, rich story will eventually emerge.


(June 21-July 22): “Only a lunatic would dance when sober,” declared the ancient Roman philosopher Cicero. As a musician who loves to dance, I reject that limiting idea—especially for you. In the upcoming weeks, I hope you will do a lot of dancing-while-sober. Singing-while-sober, too. Maybe some crying-for-joy-while-sober, as well as freewheeling-your-way-through-unpredictable-conversations-while-sober and cavorting-and-reveling-while-sober. My point is that there is no need for you to be intoxicated as you engage in revelry. Even further: It will be better for your soul’s longterm health if you are lucid and clearheaded as you celebrate this liberating phase of extra joy and pleasure.


(July 23-Aug. 22): “There are no unsacred places,” wrote Leo poet Wendell Berry. “There are only sacred places and desecrated places.” Poet Allen Ginsberg agreed. “Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!” he wrote. “Holy the solitudes of skyscrapers and pavements! Holy the cafeteria! Holy the mysterious rivers of tears under the streets! Holy the sea, holy the desert, holy the railroad.” With Berry’s and Ginsberg’s prompts as your inspiration, and in accordance with current astrological imperatives, I invite you to invigorate your relationship with sacredness. If nothing is sacred for you, do what it takes to find and commune with sacred things, places, animals, humans, and phenomena. If you are already a lover of sacred wonders, give them extra love and care. To expand your thinking and tenderize your mood, give your adoration to these related themes: consecration, sublimity, veneration, devotion, reverence, awe, and splendor.


(July 23-Aug. 22): Poet Mary Oliver wondered whether the soul is solid and unbreakable, like an iron bar. Or is it tender and fragile, like a moth in an owl’s beak? She fantasized that maybe it’s shaped like an iceberg or a hummingbird’s eye. I am poetically inclined to imagine the soul as a silver diadem bedecked with emeralds, roses, and live butterflies. What about you, Leo? How do you experience your soul? The coming weeks will be a ripe time to home in on this treasured part of you. Feel it, consult with it, feed it. Ask it to surprise you!



(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): According to the color consultant company Pantone, Viva Magenta is 2023’s color of the year. According to me, Viva Magenta is the lucky hue and power pigment for you Virgos during the next ten months. Designer Amber Guyton says that Viva Magenta “is a rich shade of red that is both daring and warm.” She adds that its “purple undertone gives it a warmth that sets

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): My favorite Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, wrote the following: “In us, there is a river of feelings, in which every drop of water is a different feeling, and each feeling relies on all the others for its existence. To observe it, we just sit on the bank of the river and identify each feeling as it surfaces, flows by, and disappears.” I bring this meditation to your attention, Virgo, because I hope you will do it daily during the next two weeks. Now is an excellent time to cultivate an intense awareness

of your feelings—to exult in their rich meanings, to value their spiritual power, to feel gratitude for educating and entertaining you.


it apart from mere red and makes it more versatile.” For your purposes, Virgo, Viva Magenta is earthy and exciting; nurturing and inspiring; soothing yet arousing. The coming weeks will be a good time to get the hang of incorporating its spirit into your life.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): How might your life come into clearer focus when you uncover secrets that inspire your initiative and ingenuity? What happens when resources that had been inaccessible become available for your enjoyment and use? How will you respond if neglected truths spring into view and point the way toward improvements in your job situation? I suspect you will soon be able to tell me stories about all this good stuff. PS: Don’t waste time feeling doubtful about whether the magic is real. Just welcome it and make it work for you!


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you are not working to forge a gritty solution, you may be reinforcing a cozy predicament. If you’re not expanding your imagination to conjure up fresh perspectives, you could be contributing to some ignorance or repression. If you’re not pushing to expose dodgy secrets and secret agendas, you might be supporting the whitewash. Know what I’m saying, Libra? Here’s a further twist. If you’re not peeved about the times you have wielded your anger unproductively, you may not use it brilliantly in the near future. And I really hope you will use it brilliantly.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’s not the best time to tattoo a lover’s likeness on your abdomen. Maybe in May, but not now. On the other hand, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to see if your paramour might be willing to tattoo your name on their thigh. Similarly, this is a favorable period to investigate which of your allies would wake up at 5 am to drive you to the airport, and which of your acquaintances and friends would stop others from spreading malicious gossip about you, and which authorities would reward you if you spoke up with constructive critiques.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Storyteller Martin Shaw believes that logic and factual information are not enough to sustain us. To nourish our depths, we need the mysterious stories provided by myths and fairy tales. He also says that conventional hero sagas starring big, strong, violent men are outmoded. Going forward, we require wily, lyrical tales imbued with the spirit of the Greek word metis, meaning “divine cunning in service to wisdom.” That’s what I wish for you now, Scorpio. I hope you will tap into it abundantly. As you do, your creative struggles will lead to personal liberations. For inspiration, read myths and fairy tales.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Many astrologers don’t give enough encouragement to you Sagittarians on the subject of home. I will compensate for that. I believe it’s a perfect time to prioritize your feelings of belonging and

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world. They may grow as high as 350 feet. Their roots are shallow, though, reaching down just six to 12 feet before spreading out 60 to 100 feet horizontally. And yet the trees are sturdy, rarely susceptible to being toppled by high winds and floods. What’s their secret? Their root systems are interwoven with those of other

nearby redwoods. Together, they form networks of allies, supporting each other and literally sharing nutrients. I endorse this model for you to emulate in your efforts to create additional stability and security in your life, Sagittarius.

your sense of security. I urge you to focus energy on creating serenity and stability for yourself. Honor the buildings and lands you rely on. Give extra appreciation to the people you regard as your family and tribe. Offer blessings to the community that supports you.



(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you are like 95 percent of the population, you weren’t given all the love and care you needed as a child. You may have made adaptations to partly compensate for this lack, but you are still running a deficit. That’s the bad news, Capricorn. The good news is that the coming weeks will be a favorable time to overcome at least some of the hurt and sadness caused by your original deprivation. Life will offer you experiences that make you feel more at home in the world and at peace with your destiny and in love with your body. Please help life help you! Make yourself receptive to kindness and charity and generosity.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What’s the best way to be fulfilled? Hard work and discipline? Are we most likely to flourish if we indulge only moderately in life’s sweet pleasures and mostly focus on the difficult tasks that build our skills and clout? Or is it more accurate to say that 90 percent of success is just showing up: being patient and persistent as we carry out the small day-to-day sacrifices and devotions that incrementally make us indispensable? Mythologist Joseph Campbell described a third variation: to “follow our bliss.” We find out what activities give us the greatest joy and install those activities at the center of our lives. As a Capricorn, you are naturally skilled at the first two approaches. In the coming months, I encourage you to increase your proficiency at the third.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Mackerels are unusual fish in that they must keep swimming nonstop. If they don’t, they die. Do they ever sleep? Scientists haven’t found any evidence that they do. I bring them up now because many of you Aquarians have resemblances to mackerels—and I think it’s especially crucial that you not act like them in the coming weeks. I promise you that nothing bad will happen if you slow way down and indulge in prolonged periods of relaxing stillness. Just the opposite in fact: Your mental and physical health will thrive as you give your internal batteries time and space to recharge.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The philosopher Aldous Huxley was ambitious and driven. Author of almost 50 books, he was a passionate pacifist and explorer of consciousness. He was a visionary who expressed both dystopian and utopian perspectives. Later in his life, though, his views softened. “Do not burn yourselves out,” he advised readers. “Be as I am: a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it.” Now I’m offering you Huxley’s counsel, Aquarius. As much as I love your zealous idealism and majestic quests, I hope that in the coming weeks, you will recharge yourself with creature comforts.

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Case No. CL22-553

v. JOYCE C. TRIBBLE, believed deceased, et als Respondents.


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.




400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1

Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

(434) 817-3100 (phone)

(434) 817-3110 (fax)

wren@martinwrenlaw.com (email)

Counsel for the County of Albemarle

ENTER: ????????????

DATE: 2/21/23


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.


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.


JONATHAN T. WREN, VSB #40304 MARTINWREN, P.C. 400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1 Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 (434)817-3100 (phone) (434)817-3110 (fax) wren@martinwrenlaw.com (email) Counsel for the County of Albemarle

ENTER: Cheryl V. Higgins

DATE: 2/28/23

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37 March 814, 2023 c-ville.com facebook.com/cville.weekly GOT MAD SKILLS? ADVERTISE THEM IN C-VILLE CLASSIFIEDS AND GROW YOUR CLIENTELE *Includes product and labor; bathtub, shower or walk-in tub and wall surround. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. This offer expires 3/30/23. Each dealership is independently owned and operated. **Third party financing is available for those customers who qualify. See your dealer for details. ©2023 BCI Acrylic, Inc. (844) 945-1631 CALL NOW OFFER EXPIRES 3.30.2023 $1000 OFF* No Payments & No Interest For 18 Months** AND The Bath or Shower You’ve Always Wanted IN AS LITTLE AS A DAY REQUEST A FREE QUOTE CALL NOW BEFORE THE NEXT POWER OUTAGE (844) 947-1479 $0 MONEY DOWN + LOW MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTIONS Contact a Generac dealer for full terms and conditions *To qualify, consumers must request a quote, purchase, install and activate the generator with a participating dealer. Call for a full list of terms and conditions. FREE 7-Year Extended Warranty* – A $695 Value! Prepare for power outages today WITH A HOME STANDBY GENERATOR Upgrade Your Home witha NEW METAL ROOF Guaranteed to Last a Lifetime! New orders only. Does not include material costs. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Minimum purchase required. Other restrictions may apply. This is an advertisement placed on behalf of Erie Construction Mid-West, Inc (“Erie”). Offer terms and conditions may apply and the offer may not be available in your area. Offer expires March 31, 2023. If you call the number provided, you consent to being contacted by telephone, SMS text message, email, pre-recorded messages by Erie or its affiliates and service providers using automated technologies notwithstanding if you are on a DO NOT CALL list or register. Please review our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use on homeservicescompliance.com. All rights reserved. VA License Number: 2705029944 Call today to schedule your FREE ESTIMATE 1-844-902-4611 Made in the USA LIMITED TIME OFFER 60% off TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 10 % off YOUR INSTALLATION Install for Military, Health Workers and First Responders + Warranty- Limited Lifetime. Transferable to 1 subsequent owner from original purchaser. Terms and conditions apply. Hail up to 2.5”, Appearance of the surface coating beyond normal wear and tear. Limited time offer. Expires 3.31.23 Community & MISC. Notices Apartment for Rent Historic Downtown Charlottesville 3 Blocks to Downtown Mall Newly Refurbished 1 Bedroom with Parking $1700 Utilities Included 434-973-3744 RENTALS. FOR SALE BY OWNER. NEED TO MOVE YOUR PROPERTY OR JUST MOVE INTO ONE? ADVERTISE IN THE C-VILLE CLASSIFIEDS!

…that the City of Charlottesville is giving away free trees! The unbe-leaf-able event, which is part of the Arbor Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program, gives residents the chance to beautify their yards, and save a little money in the process. The program helps people strategically plant trees in order to take advantage of a number of tree-mendous benefits, including reducing the amount of energy homes require, adding property value, improving air quality, and catching stormwater runoff. As of Monday, available trees included the black tupelo, ironwood, serviceberry, and the tulip tree. Grab a free tree while supplies last at arborday.org/charlottesville.

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basics&beyond! w/ John A. Hancock Watercolor
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@ McGuffey Art Center
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Saturday April 15, 12-5pm at Castle Hill Cider



Drink Pink, Wear Pink, Vote for your Favorite Rosé

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... with more to be added!


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