C-VILLE Weekly | May 17 - 23, 2023

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Students from the Class of 2023 reflect on their triumphs and tragedies

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Hello, Charlottesville! Thank you for reading C-VILLE Weekly. The Class of 2023 at the University of Virginia is preparing to graduate—or they may have already walked the Lawn, depending on when you read this. Either way, May is a season of celebration in Charlottesville, and one that I’ve participated in once before when my mom earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the UVA School of Nursing. Watching students stride across the Lawn to earn their hard-won degrees is electrifying, and I’m excited to observe the festivities once again.


T his week, our news reporter Catie Ratliff will earn her bachelor’s degree from UVA, which makes her uniquely qualified to report on how her peers survived and thrived four very tumultuous years (p. 24). The COVID pandemic began to dominate the national conversation during this year’s graduating class’ first spring in Charlottesville, but students also faced down the contentious 2020 presidential election, the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol, and a terrifying November 2022 shooting, which killed three UVA student-athletes. Despite it all, the Class of 2023 has not only banded together to support one another—they’ve met and risen above every challenge.

The past four years of American history have been transformative and traumatic. To continue studying, to believe that their hard work will soon make the world a better place, is inspiring to see. I was a student of the pandemic, too; I earned my master’s degree remotely and didn’t graduate in person until a year after I finished the program. So, I understand and appreciate that earning any degree in 2023 is no small feat. Congratulations to this class, and good luck out there!— Richard

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Greenbrier Elementary, Buford Middle School, and Charlottesville High School were all placed on lockdown following the discovery of a potential credible threat on May 9. Charlottesville Police Department have identified Dionte Tremaine Ruffin as a person of interest, but have not yet located him. While the initial threat was against a Buford student who was connected to Ruffin through her mother, all three campuses went into lockdown upon discovery that the woman had children at each school.

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The University of Virginia has released a statement in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision striking down affirmative action policies in university admissions. In the statement, President Jim Ryan and Executive Vice President and Provost Ian Baucom said, “We will continue to do everything within our legal authority to recruit a student body that is both extraordinarily talented and richly diverse across every imaginable dimension, including race. Those efforts reflect our commitment to serve the Commonwealth and beyond by making a UVA education as accessible as possible for all, including historically underrepresented students.”

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Staffers attacked

Two staffers were attacked with a metal bat in Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly’s district office on Monday, May 15.

While police are still unsure of the attacker’s motive, the suspect was identified as Xuan Kha Tran Pham, a 49-year-old man from Fairfax.

The assailant reportedly entered the congressman’s office, hit the staffers, and went on a destructive rampage while looking for Connolly, a Democrat, who was not there. Both staffers were transferred to the hospital for “non-life threatening injuries.”

One of the injured individuals was an intern who had started work that day.

Both the Capitol Police and Fairfax City Police Department are investigating the attack, and the USCP has announced that Pham faces charges of aggravated malicious wounding and malicious wounding. While Pham was not previously on the USCP’s radar, he had filed an odd complaint against the CIA in which he accused the agency of “wrongfully imprisoning [him] in a lower perspective based on physics,” and “brutally torturing [him] … from the fourth dimension.”

Following the attack, Pham’s father revealed that his son struggles with schizophrenia and had not taken his medication for three months.

In a press release following the attack, Connolly said, “I have the best team in Congress. My District Office staff make themselves available to constituents and members of the public every day. The thought that someone would take advantage of my staff’s accessibility to commit an act of violence is unconscionable and devastating.”

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The Community Climate Collaborative has added 10 new members to its Green Business Alliance.

C3 announced the expansion of the alliance at a May 15 press conference with keynote speaker Virginia Rep. Jennifer McClellan. While it is McClellan’s first term in the House of Representatives, she strongly supported climate protection and environmental justice efforts during her time in the state Senate.

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Woman accuses local jail of racism

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people incarcerated at the AlbemarleCharlottesville Regional Jail have called attention to poor COVID containment procedures and unhygienic living conditions at the nearly 50-year-old facility—conditions that reportedly have been significantly worsened by employee negligence and misconduct. Today, staff continue to mistreat the jail’s population, claims Cletorious Rose.

“The officers antagonize and pick on you. They put their hands on you,” says Rose, who has been incarcerated at ACRJ for a year and a half. “It’s wrong, it’s brutal, and it’s inhumane.”

Rose, who is Black, accuses ACRJ of upholding a system of racism and discrimination. She claims white women incarcerated at the jail have falsely accused her of misconduct, and requested keep-away orders against her, requiring her to be housed in a separate area from them. Though she did not commit these offenses, she claims, staff have placed her in solitary confinement multiple times “for weeks and weeks, and months and months.”

“If I tell girls I don’t want to talk to them [or] play cards with them, they’ll get mad and tell [officers], ‘Oh well. Rose did this and that,’ and then they’ll lock me down,” says the 38-year-old mother of two.

Rose admits she has assaulted two other incarcerated women, landing her stints in solitary confinement. “I hit one because she kept saying [the n-word] ... and then I had to defend myself from another girl [who] kept provoking me,” she says. However, she has been sent to solitary confinement eight times based on false accusations, she claims.

Rose will soon be sent to the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. On April 25, she was sentenced to four years in prison (with three years suspended) for credit card

theft, 10 years (with six years suspended) for robbery, and six years (with four years suspended) for entering a dwelling with intent to commit murder, rape, robbery, or arson. Once at FCCW, Rose says she’ll hire a lawyer and take legal action against ACRJ.

When asked about the misconduct accusations against Rose, ACRJ Superintendent Martin Kumer declined to share her institutional record, citing concerns for her privacy. Rose also declined to have her record shared publicly, claiming it is full of “lies.” However, Kumer defended ACRJ’s decisions regarding Rose’s programming and housing.

“Ms. Rose has a history of claiming racism when [staff] do not tolerate her disruptive behavior,” Kumer told C-VILLE in an email. “She would often complain that her case manager, who was also African American, was a racist.”

Regarding ACRJ’s solitary confinement policy, Kumer explained that the jail places people in segregation “for their own safety or that of other inmates or staff.” As of May 13, 23 incarcerated people—21 men and two women—are in solitary confinement. Six additional men are in medical segregation.

“Their duration in segregation depends primarily on their behavior,” he told C-VILLE. “Inmates are reviewed every two weeks, or more often if necessary, by a panel made up of security staff, case managers, mental, and medical professionals.”

According to Kumer, incarcerated people are issued keep-away orders for threatening, assaulting, or making unwanted sexual advances toward another person, among other offenses. “Some inmates acquire so many keep-aways that they have exhausted all general population housing and program options,” he said.

Amy Bower, who has been incarcerated at ACRJ for about a month, echoes Rose’s

accusations of mistreatment at the hands of jail staff. She claims one female guard consistently targets and harasses her.

“I asked her for razors one night and she never brought them, and she’s been all on me ever since then because I got her in trouble,” says Bower, who is in Rose’s cell block. “It’s like the second she comes in the door, she’s all over me over clothes, something hanging up on my wall.”

Kumer claims he has not received any complaints about the officer from Bower.

Last month, Rose filed two grievances against another officer who she claims “uses her job to bully and threaten people. … She’s assaulted two inmates and walks around bragging about it.” However, on May 2, Rose requested the jail drop the grievances she filed against the officer. “I apologize to her,” Rose

wrote in the request. “I was wrong on my part [and] I have no issues with her at all. Thanks.”

“Ms. Rose has a history of abusing the grievance process to intimidate and manipulate staff when she does not get her way,” said Kumer in a statement to C-VILLE.

Rose claims she is not alone in enduring racism at ACRJ. In each women’s housing block, “you may find one Black person. … They make sure [there] will be more white people in the block, and then they get together and gang up on the Black person.”

“It’s a lot of hearts in here that are crying out for help,” adds Rose.

The jail’s staff is made up of 67 men and 67 women, according to the superintendent. Around 66 percent of staff members are white, while around 26 percent are Black and 8 percent are another race. “We have staff who represent all races, genders, and sexual orientations, and racism is not tolerated,” Kumer responded to Rose’s accusations.

Rose’s mother, who asked that we not use her name, says she has complained to the jail administration about her daughter’s treatment and urged them to check on her, citing Rose’s medical conditions—but has yet to see any improvements.

“She’s called me so many times crying, saying she’s sick … and [they] are not giving her her meds,” says her mother. “She said she’ll be real cold, and that they have her down in the old part of the jail [where] bugs are crawling around.”

Rose is currently housed in a cell block with Bower and another woman she gets along with, and has not been placed in solitary confinement for over a month due to her good behavior—but continues to face harassment from jail staff, she claims.

“I have made many mistakes,” says Rose. “‘[But] l’ll be damned if I’m treated like a slave, like I ain’t nothing, when I’m just like them.”


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Graduating nursing students discuss COVID, community, careers

Nursing students in the University of Virginia’s Class of 2023 have lived through the full breadth of the COVID-19 pandemic—from the first cases being detected overseas in 2019 to the end of the federal public health emergency in May. It’s been a long and rugged road for the entire world, but the nursing students experienced the past four years from a unique vantage point. The nature of their work and studies required them to come into direct contact with COVID patients, and to return to in-person learning sooner than students in other programs.

“We were very privileged students to have more classes in person,” says Anna Linehan, who graduates from UVA School of Nursing on May 20. “We can’t learn to put in a catheter without being in person. It just doesn’t work over Zoom.”

Fellow graduating senior Hunter Saunders served as a patient care technician in the medical intensive care unit at UVA Hospital before students were allowed to work with COVID patients during clinicals. Being immersed in that fast-moving environment, where “the [COVID] guidelines changed week to week,” says Saunders, was an invaluable experience.

“I learned so many aspects of patient care doing that,” he adds. “And I think that it was almost a little odd that hospital policy tended to keep nursing students out, because as soon as you graduate with that license, you don’t get held back from anything. You are in that situation fully.”

Crystal Zhang, another graduating senior, worked with COVID patients during her own clinical rotations. She remains vigilant about the virus. “For now, I just feel like it doesn’t hurt me to wear my mask all the time,” says Zhang. “I’m still feeling like all I can do right now is to protect myself. … Especially when we work with patients who are … immunocompromised.”

Hands-on work remains a key appeal of nursing for these students as they prepare to take their NCLEX licensure exams. Linehan initially wanted to be a physician’s assistant, and enrolled in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences as a chemistry major. But when she saw that her friends in the School of Nursing were participating in clinicals and lab work as undergrads—and would graduate with a license to practice—she decided to transfer into the nursing program.

“Coming from the College of Arts and Sciences, I felt a lot of cutthroat-ness to get to the top,” says Linehan. “But I think everybody in nursing is here to support each other, and

we all want to end up being nurses and support our peers to also become great nurses.”

Saunders identifies the support of the UVA community during the past four years as transcendent. “Whether it be COVID or gun violence, knowing how those feel firsthand … knowing how we’ve made it through

and how we’ve been there for each other has been something that I think I’ll carry through into my adult life,” he says.

After graduation, the students will go their separate ways. Zhang will return to her alma mater to work in UVA Health’s medical ICU, while Saunders will move to Washington, D.C., to work at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the medical cardiovascular ICU. Linehan, who participated in Air Force ROTC all four years at UVA, is preparing to move across the country—first to training in San Antonio, Texas, before being stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California as an Air Force nurse.

Crossing the country will be a big next step, but Linehan says she’s excited. “I don’t really know what to expect, so I think that’s part of the fun in it.”

Even though Zhang will remain at UVA, this time as a staff member, she expresses that she’s going to miss “everything” about her undergraduate experience.

“I think I’m a quite lucky person. Everybody I’ve met since I came to the United States has been super nice,” she says. “I feel really supported the 11 years that I am here, and especially in UVA. Not just the nursing school, but in my clinical rotations, in my practicum.”

Moving north to a much more urban locale means Saunders will miss the easy access to nature that Charlottesville has. “Being able to just grab your group of friends and just say, ‘Hey, let’s go explore nature,’ and it’s a four minute drive maybe is something I think I’m gonna miss,” he says.

Marianne Baernholdt, dean of the UVA School of Nursing and the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing, urged her students to stay in touch with each other.

“I still have people that I call up when things get tough,” she says. “The relationships you’ve formed here, keep them close.”

“Remember,” Baernholdt stressed to the three graduating students, “you can do anything in nursing.”

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Exquisite Albemarle County Country Estate set on 10 wooded acres. Gracious Manor Home offers peace and quiet! Home features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, multiple wood burning fireplaces and a spacious 2 car garage. Fabulous kitchen with glass front cabinets and chef quality appliances opens to the den. Beautiful primary suite with custom walk in closet. Extensive outdoor living area; gated courtyard, patio with wood burning fireplace and a 30’x15’ screened in porch with audio/visual hookup. Property features a stunning pool. $1,750,000



Charming 1- level floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Home offers over 2,700 sq./ft. eat in kitchen, sunroom, skylights and exposed beams. Sunken family room has a masonry fireplace. Wonderful location set on .97 acres in the Murray Elementary School District.

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Quintessential Brick Georgian sited on over 88 Acres near the Heart of Charlottesville, in Albemarle County.

Upon entry you are met with the stunning visual of rolling hills, Impressive Brick Manor Home & All expectations of the views of the Blue Ridge. Property features Miles of Trails touring the estate; 6/10ths of a mile along the South Fork of the Rivanna. Enjoy your private outdoors. Natural Beaches, a Campsite Area, Hunting, Fishing and Entertaining in your Saline Infinity Pool, Pickleball Court, Impressive garden, Stocked Pond & endless possibilities. Sprawling Main Level Living at its finest. 7 Bedrooms, 9.5 Bathrooms, Sauna,Dual Master Baths & Cedar Closet, Game Room, Sun Drenched Gym with Sunning Patio. Enjoy the Mountain Views in this Must See Gem only 4 Miles to Downtown


Timber Oaks Subdivision is a shovel ready

Mixed-Use Development with a Variety of Housing types as well as 2 Commercial Blocks on Route 33.Conceptual Plans include 2 Entrances; 2 Phases & 3 Blocks. From Route 33 the Commercial block is located at the entrance followed by a Higher Density Residential Block and then Lower Density Single Family Block at Pine Ridge Dr Entrance. This also includes almost 4 acres for Green Space (IE: Park; Playground; Tree Preservation Area). Opportunity Awaits!

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Connective dissonance

City to purchase land for pathway that some say is a mistake

The City of Charlottesville is in the process of purchasing property to build a 1,700-foot shared-use path on Barracks Road from Emmet Street to Buckingham Road. That’s about halfway up the hill, and drew questions from one long-time observer of local government.

“What are we thinking?” says Rugby Road resident John Pfaltz. “It’s too steep for bicycles to go up the path from CVS. And it’s impossible to go downhill without breaking the law.”

Pfaltz says he commuted by bicycle to his job at the University of Virginia for decades, and that he used Rugby Road rather than Emmet Street on his return journey to avoid the hill.

“I would never use this so-called multiuse path,” Pfaltz told City Council on May 1. “The city wants more bike paths and there are better places to put [them]. Why don’t we use the money to create a really interconnected network?”

But that’s not how funding for specific improvements works in Virginia. This fully funded project began life nearly seven years ago after council agreed in 2016 to pursue money through the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Smart Scale process. The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded $8.6 million to a project that also adds additional turn lanes at the Barracks/ Emmet intersection as well as improvements for pedestrian safety.

The Planning Commission found the plan to be in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan in February 2020. Council gave final approval of the plans in the fall

of 2021 after the final design public hearing was held that summer.

Pfaltz’s question comes at a time when the city is still wrestling with how to rebuild its ability to deliver on promises to build a robust multimodal network. In 2015, the city was awarded funding for streetscapes on Emmet Street, East High Street, and Fontaine Avenue and none of those projects have moved forward. In fact, none of the city’s Smart Scale projects have made it to construction.

Last year, council canceled the West Main Streetscape and returned over $10.8 million in Smart Scale funds to VDOT. They also canceled a project to alter the intersection of Preston and Grady avenues.

Earlier this month in a written report, interim City Manager Michael Rogers hinted other projects may also be on the chopping block.

“There will be additional considerations of canceling projects that will help to rightsize the portfolio so the team can remain focused on results-oriented management of the portfolio of projects,” Rogers wrote.

If this project moves forward, the right of way phase will continue through the end of year with construction expected some time in 2024.


Fantastic, unique floor plan! One floor living. The 2 story entry hall leads to a sunken living room with a wall of windows. First floor primary suite has an amazing closet and a private study/ nursery. Spacious kitchen features an island and a breakfast area. Large, open dining room. Full length deck with views of the lake. Fenced yard. Set on .48 acres at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. All of the advantages of living in Forest Lakes: pool, tennis, club house, walking trails and lakes. Convenient to shopping, schools and restaurants.

A unique contemporary cottage set on 2.6 wooded acres just west of town. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home (including an in-law suite on the terrace level) backs up to farmland. The great room features a vaulted ceiling, brick fireplace and built-in bookcases. Front terrace and back deck are great for birdwatching.

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“It’s too steep for bicycles to go up the path from CVS. And it’s impossible to go downhill without breaking the law.”
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Former house of noted local architect Floyd E. Johnson, on the banks of Totier Creek. Thoughtfully renovated and expanded, 5-BR, 3 full and 2 half BA. Guest house, 2-bay garage, pool, equipment shed plus 130 acres of open and wooded land. MLS#639196

$2,745,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


Adorable 2-bedroom, 1-bath home with many recent improvements: 2019: new roof, refinished hardwood floors, entire interior painted, new siding on laundry room addition. New HVAC 2017. Sewer and main water line replaced in the last 10 years. All plumbing has been replaced with PEX. Remodeled bathroom, original kitchen. Dining room could be a third bedroom. The yard is lovely with many specimen trees and plants. Excellent investment opportunity. MLS #641332 $337,500 Steve McLean 434.981.1863 or Court Nexsen 646.660.0700


Stunning 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home with 4,115 finished square feet of immaculate living space situated on over 2 pristine and landscaped acres only 5 miles west of the City of Charlottesville.

MLS#641366 $1,350,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 or Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455


753-acre country estate approximately 25 miles south of Charlottesville. The property showcases a stately southern residence, built circa 1904, extensive equestrian facilities, recreation opportunities, creeks and a pond. MLS#638899 $6,295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 greenfieldsfarmva.com


Located in a beautiful & tranquil pastoral setting of Southern Albemarle County - Property includes 12+ mostly wooded acres, a very well-built 2-story, 4-BR brick colonial w/full basement & attached 1-BR cottage. MLS#640697 $1,250,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 or Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455


10 minutes west of Charlottesville,situated on 3.5 acre knoll overlooking the Blue Ridge Mtns. is this historic and stately manor home. Constructed in the early 1800’s with kitchen/FR w/FP, LR, DR, 3-BR, 3.5 BA, and spacious master suite above kitchen. MLS#640918

$1,985,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


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


Located off a quaint Southern Albemarle road on a lovely, partially open, 2-acre lot is this spacious 3-bedroom ranch style home. The home has an attached 2-car carport that leads to a spacious family room, DR, large kitchen and 2 baths. A large creek runs across the back of the property. A large storage building rest on the back of the lot that provides space for ample storage. MLS #641330 $337,500 Steve McLean 34.981.1863 or Court Nexsen 646.660.0700


22-acre equestrian property, 12 miles from Charlottesville, features a completely renovated 8,575± fin. sf residence nestled on a knoll overlooking the pool and the Mechums River and captures a magnificent view of the Blue Ridge Mtns. in the distance. MLS#640137

$3,195,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


175 acre grazing farm with 2/3 mile frontage on the James River. 4-5-BR, brick Georgian home, c. 2000. Fertile James River bottomland for gardens, plus many recreational uses. MLS#632477 $2,495,000

Also available with 278 acres. MLS#634311

$3,495,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

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Embodying the essence of country life! 214+/acre farm with main residence and dependencies. Many agricultural and recreational uses. Easily accessible to Charlottesville and DC.

MLS#636896 $1,675,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

Well constructed home just four miles north of the City. Set on 1.45 acres - great outdoor space for gardens. Home is in need of some renovation, but given quality construction & excellent location, it’s worthy of the investment. MLS#638788 $545,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

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


10 miles from town, near Free Union, 100+ acres, division rights, NO CONSERVATION




EASEMENT! Spectacular Blue Ridge views from many homesites, several barns, stable, 2 ponds, creeks, FANTASTIC offering!

$4,975,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

Pastoral views from this 3-bedroom brick home set on over 159 acres in Southern Albemarle. Ideal for farming with fenced pastures and ample water sources. Property is not under easement and has 4 division rights. MLS#630428 $1,685,000 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


Beautiful building lot -3.3 acres, fronting on a quiet paved county road. Land is mostly in pasture, some woods, creek and elevated homesite with panoramic views of mountains, pond, and surrounding pastoral area. Less than a mile to Harris Teeter at Crozet.

MLS#636349 $450,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


Spacious and meticulously maintained 4-6-BR, 5.5 BA 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


5-acre lot with mature hardwoods. Great opportunity to build with no HOA. Private building site amongst beautiful woods. Located between Free Union and Earlysville but so convenient to Charlottesville & UVA. MLS#621177 $119,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250


Great building lot in Ivy! Over 2.5 acres less than 6 miles to Charlottesville and UVA. Your future dream home could sit on this beautiful, wooded land, the perfect combination of country and city access. Murray Elementary School District. MLS#634897

$165,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

Wonderful gently rolling parcel of land with just under 26 acres, 18 miles south of Charlottesville. The land is wooded (mostly hardwoods) with an elevated building site, stream/creek, total privacy, and long road frontage. MLS#619394 $229,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

94+ acres 20 minutes from Charlottesville. Originally part of a 188-acre tract, two parcels may be purchased separately or together, with 2 developmental rights each. Mostly maturing pine and very long public road frontage. MLS#635861

$700,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124

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The Class of 2023 graduates after T

he last four years have been anything but conventional for the University of Virginia’s Class of 2023. Ahead of Final Exercises, I spoke to my peers about their unique time at UVA.

During spring break of our first year, we encountered our first major challenge with the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. That time was marked by incredible instability and uncertainty for the entire world, and the experiences of the Class of 2023 reflect that.

“I think … every person our year can probably remember getting the email from President Ryan, telling us not to return after spring break our first year, and … realizing that the pandemic was going to affect our college experience pretty significantly,” says Eva Surovell.

Surovell, the former editor-in-chief of The Cavalier Daily, says the isolation of the pandemic is what drove her to get heavily involved with the paper. “When we … were

told not to come back, I sort of felt like I was grasping at straws, trying to figure out how to stay connected to UVA even if I wasn’t … physically there,” she says. “And so for me, that meant throwing myself into the paper … [the paper] felt like my one connection to the university community.”

Other students encountered more logistical problems during the early stages of the pandemic. Honor Committee Chair Gabrielle Bray recalled, “I didn’t have … my textbooks or anything like that because I did not come home with them for spring break. So I remember trying to … figure out how I was gonna get those, and how I was gonna finish this semester, because I’m an out-ofstate student.”

It took months for Bray and other students to get access to their dorms, but the brief return to Grounds was bittersweet.

“After we … packed up the dorm room and all that, we just went over to the Lawn … I [didn’t] know when I [would] see this again,” says Bray. She took in the Lawn with her father, “trying to … hold on to the good memories because we did not know what was going to happen.”

Although students did return to Grounds in the fall of 2020, the semester was anything but normal. A majority of classes remained online, and a number of strict gathering and testing policies were enforced to prevent the virus from spreading.

While all students were required to follow UVA COVID-19 safety procedures, resident

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Eva Surovell EZE AMOS

THE LAWN four eventful years By Catie Ratliff

advisors had the uniquely difficult task of enforcing policies in dorms.

“When I signed up to be an RA, the promise was like, ‘You’re gonna make a staff of eight to 14 best friends, you’re gonna get to meet 280 incredible people across the program. You’re gonna have awesome residents and you’re gonna be able to be like their older sibling and their best friend and help them through so much,’’’ says Holly Sims, who was a RA during the 2020-2021 school year. “The reality of it was that we were essentially cops in dorms, that we were the first line of enforcement for a lot of potentially life-saving policies. So we all felt that weight, and all felt that it was important. It was so hard to actually do that job well.”

Despite her difficult experience as a RA, Sims remains passionate about housing at UVA as the co-chair of the Resident Staff Program and vice president for administration of Student Council.

Although difficult to enforce, the policies that university officials and RAs like Sims maintained were crucial in protecting at-risk members of the UVA community.

“Yeah, COVID sucked,” says rower Frederick Scotti, who has autoimmune disorders that can flare up when he gets sick. “It was really scary actually, because … I had no idea how I’d react to [COVID],” says Scotti. “But in another way, it was … kind of nice because it was this newfound … culture where everyone’s really cautious … so I can almost … feel more safe going out, because I knew people

were all freaked out about getting sick, and it made me feel like people actually cared about not spreading disease around.”

Beyond academics and health, the pandemic also impacted students mentally and socially. “Second year is kind of … the most formative year for making friends and … getting familiar with your community, and a lot of that time was spent over Zoom and breakout rooms,” says civil engineering major Sin Lin. “So I could definitely see how that … set us back a little bit—us as in me and … my class.”

The isolation of the pandemic impacted transfer students particularly hard. For women’s basketball player London Clarkson, coming to UVA during COVID both isolated her from her classmates and brought her closer to her team. “I wish I would have had

… the opportunity to stay in dorms—like mandatory freshman year stay in dorms with all the other freshmen—because … I didn’t make as many friends and have … that sense of community that people have after staying in the dorms,” she says.

However, not all UVA students were virtual during the height of the pandemic. Nursing students resumed in-person learning in the fall of 2020. “There were a bunch of restrictions and we knew that it was going to be tough, but just being able to … see people again after however many months that it had been,” says Ainslie Whitmarsh.

Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, a number of landmark events beyond the pandemic impacted the class of 2023. Between spitting in test tubes in university garages, quarantines, and exams, my class

witnessed major political events like the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. In the same year, the COVID-19 vaccine was developed and rolled out nationally, allowing UVA to slowly return to predominantly in-person instruction.

The pandemic was a major part of the Class of 2023’s time at UVA, but the transition back to in-person learning had an equally large impact.

For transfer student Quana Dennis, coming to UVA in 2021 was a major change of pace. “I didn’t know what to expect because the classes at Piedmont … were online, but when I transferred … everything was in person … it was … slowly gradually getting back into the

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normalcy of life,” he says. “I was just really interested in seeing what everybody looked like rather than a masked face and just like seeing people, their smiles, and their personalities come out behind the mask.”

Even for students who attended UVA prior to the pandemic, coming back to the classroom and the end of masking requirements was jarring. “Being in the classroom again … it was great to see people again, like I didn’t realize how much I missed the sort of in-person interaction with my professors and … fellow students,” says Surovell. “But I remember for me the most shocking … transition was when we weren’t required to wear a mask anymore and I … felt like I saw people’s faces for the first time.”

For many, returning to in-person learning was also an opportunity to strengthen connections with classmates. “I’m just thankful that after the pandemic was over, we got back with being in person, we were able to … see each other and get to know each other to kind of make up for that lost time,” says Lin. Surovell also emphasized the impact of coming back to the classroom, saying, “I think I … appreciated the moments I had with my friends a lot more than I would have if … we had not been online for so long.”

After returning to near-normalcy during the 2021-2022 school year, the Class of 2023 was excited to begin fourth year. Despite the ominous placement of a noose on the Homer statue, the fall 2022 semester continued. But the normalcy was fully stripped away on November 13, when UVA students D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler, and Lavel Davis Jr. were killed.

“When the shooting happened, that was just a really hard moment. I knew some of the guys and so did my boyfriend. He was really, really close with D’Sean,” says Clarkson. As a member of the women’s basket-

ball team and Black Student-Athletes

Offering Service and Support, Clarkson was particularly impacted by the tragedy.

“Us girls, like as a team, we had to go play, we had … a preseason game against Loyola. … We were losing by so much and we actually came back and … won, and it was just so emotional, and honestly, so sad. … None of us even wanted to play.”

As a class leader, Sims was heavily involved in the university response to the deaths of Perry, Chandler, and Davis. “Around two o’clock on November 14th, a lot of student leaders met together … to talk about what we wanted to do in terms of a vigil or a memorial, and then we had an hour and a half conversation where we just banged it out, cried a little bit, and then all immediately got to work trying to make that happen.”

“[I] was really, really impressed by how thoughtful everyone was being about what to do, and about how to execute on something like this,” Sims adds. “That was so unprecedented here, and that administration let students take the reins. … It was a big emotional labor to do that, but I think because it was by us, it meant more to us.”

“It impacted me in a way, just made me think of sports and my life differently. How thankful we were to … play and just live another day, honestly, that’s been the most impactful thing that’s happened to me this far,” Clarkson says. “Even if … you didn’t know them, like their presence and just knowing who they are … says a lot about how … important they were to our community and athletics.”

While the class of 2023 is still mourning the loss of our peers, we are preparing for what’s next. Despite a tumultuous four years, our time at UVA is also marked by incredible achievements and memories. From updating the Honor Constitution to publishing scientific papers to attending graduate school in Charlottesville and beyond, the future of this year’s class is bright.

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This “heartwrenching and hilarious” play explores the lengths we will go to for those we love. “An ode to life’s joys” ( The Guardian , UK). Sea-tossed siblings in a tangled tale of love— one of Shakespeare’s most beloved rom-coms! BLACKFRIARS PLAYHOUSE, STAUNTON, VA The world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre LIVE ONSTAGE



In Bora, a naïve grad student encounters a rebellious stoner while on a road trip to celebrate Day of the Dead. The new feature film from director Tiffany Toney follows Elon, played by Queen Ajima, who picks up a hitchhiker named Bora (played by Toney). The two embark on an unexpected journey that turns Elon’s life upside down when she discovers her girl-crush is a stone-cold killer. There will be a Q&A with Toney after the screening, presented by the Indie Short Film Series. $20, 7pm. Lighthouse Studios at Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 Market St. boramovie.



Comedian Jade Catta-Preta returns to her hometown for an evening of late-night laughs. The Charlottesville-raised comic will deliver her first local stand-up performances at Live Arts Theater and Common House as part of Live Arts’Waterworks Festival, a month-long celebration of new and emerging theatrical voices. Catta-Preta currently hosts Hulu’s “Hotties,” a dating-food-comedy show where contestants on blind dates endure spicy food challenges, compete to make the best dish, and hopefully, fall in love along the way. $10–30, 8:30 and 10:30pm. Locations vary. livearts.org



Audra McDonald is one of the most decorated performers in the business. The Juilliard-trained soprano has won a recordbreaking six Tony Awards for her work in productions like Carousel and A Raisin in the Sun, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy. As an actress, she starred in the “Grey’s Anatomy” spin-off “Private Practice,” and more recently she lent her effortless yet powerful voice to NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!” and Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast McDonald will command the stage for an uplifting evening of song and story. $49–225, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

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Wednesday 5/17


An Evening with Audra McDonald. The singer and actor has won a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy. $49-225, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

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

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

Wavelength trio. Locally sourced cuisine, a libation, and some tunes. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskeyjarcville.com


Sunset Salsa & Bachata. A night of dancing, drinks, food, and beautiful sunset views. $10, 6pm. Quirk Hotel Charlottesville, 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com


Paint & Sip: Fundraiser for Rivanna Conservation Alliance. Paint, sip, and repeat for a cause. $40, 6pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarm andwinery.com


Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar Movie Party. Best friends Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumulo book two tickets to paradise and land in danger in this hilarious comedy. $13, 7:15pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.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

Jonny Sourplay Beer Release and “Survivor” Viewing Party. Join “Survivor” alums

Jonny Fairplay and the Queen Sandra Diaz-Twine for a live “Survivor” season 44 viewing party and beer release. $25-75, 6:30pm.

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second St. SE. threenotchdbrewing.com

Mama Needs A Break Featuring Brown Betty. A women’s comedy variety show.

$10, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

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

Thursday 5/18 music

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

Dropping Julia. Late-night rock tunes. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com

Jazz 1-2-3. Straight-ahead, swinging Jazz, including ballads, bossas, and standards, with piano, bass, and saxophone. Free, noon. The Center, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org

Travis Elliot & Friends. Live music and cider specials. Free, 5pm. Castle Hill Cider, 6065 Turkey Sag Rd., Keswick. castlehillcider.com


Small Pieces: Micheline Aharonian Marcom and Fowzia Karimi. The author and visual artist discuss their new collaborative book. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com etc.

Baby Buds. Meet other new parents and caregivers as newborns, infants, and toddlers explore, interact, and play. Free, 10:30am. Virginia Discovery Museum, 524 E. Main St. vadm.org

Eyes on Art. Specially trained docents engage people with Alzheimer’s in meaningful discussions about art. Free, 2pm. The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA, 155 Rugby Rd. uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu

Full Disclosure Live! with “Face The Nation” host Margaret Brennan. Full Disclosure host Roben Farzad will interview Margaret Brennan, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation.” $15, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

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

Friday 5/19 music

Cleophus James. Pop, funk, and garage rock, and with a touch of psychedelia. Free, 8pm. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellyscharlottesville.com

The Wavelength. Friday evening tunes on the lawn. Free, 5pm. The Grill at Meadowcreek, 1400 Pen Park Rd. thegrillatmeadow creek.com

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Two Plus Two of Us. Performing well-loved Beatles tunes and more. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com

Virginia Glee Club Finals Concert. Choral selections from the group’s recent tour of England and Wales and old favorites. Free, 8pm. University Baptist Church, 1223 W. Main St., Room G17. virginiagleeclub.org


Locally Sourced. One-act plays from the Live Arts Playwrights’ Lab as part of the Waterworks festival. $10, 7:30pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella A refreshing musical take on a classic fairy tale. $10-20, 8pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org


Charlottesville Reading Series. Poet Hajjar Baban and novelist Brendan Slocumb read from their works. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St. 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

Third Fridays Under the Stars. Learn about upcoming celestial events in a short lecture, then explore the atmosphere with telescopes. Free, 8pm. Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd. ivycreekfoundation.org


Donnie Darko Spielberg-ian thrills and ‘80s nostalgia. $8, 8pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

Lizzy Cooperman Comedy Special. An hour-long special. $15, 6:30 and 9:30pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org

Saturday 5/20


MoJo Pie. Original and eclectic sounds. Free, 5pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com

Palm Palm. A cosmic peach striking the flower of time. $15-18, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesouthern cville.com

The Cry Babies. Americana tunes. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd. batesvillemarket.com

The National Reserve. Rock ‘n’ roll. Free, 8:30pm. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellyscharlottesville.com


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella See listing for Friday, May 19. $10-20, 8pm. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org


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


Bow and Arrow Making Workshop. Learn to make a bow and a single arrow, or a quiver of arrows. $220, all day. Living Earth School, 101 Rocky Bottom Ln., Afton. livingearthva.org

Community Intensive: Actor Self-Care. In this intensive based on the growing world of trauma-informed theatrical education, participants will learn methods to decompress on a personal and a professional level. $60, 10am. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org

‘Dialogues with the future’

Collaborators pair writing and painting in illuminated book Small Pieces

“In the human body: trillions of cells, 78 organs, five senses. Though sight was neither the first nor the last to evolve, it is the pinnacle sense in my mind. The eye is the eminent organ. Next to it, the hidden organs quiver, the minor senses falter.” So begins the forthcoming book, Small Pieces, a collaborative work by writer Micheline Aharonian Marcom and visual artist Fowzia Karimi. Featuring 25 of Marcom’s short texts—or miniatures, as she refers to them—paired with Karimi’s watercolor illuminations, Small Pieces seeks to engage the reader through their eyes, exploring the uniquely human duality of looking outward and inward.

“Both of us [are] influenced by and interested in the medieval Armenian, Afghan, Persian miniatures found in illuminated books,” says Marcom. “And we’d already worked together on an illuminated book I wrote called The Brick House. But this, as we envisioned, would be different: the paintings and art in a dialogue themselves, set side by side.”

“We first spoke about the project over a decade ago,” recalls Marcom. “As early as 2007, I began dabbling with the small form. … By the time we came to putting the book together, I had written almost a hundred—so it became a question of sorting through … and then working together to decide which of those ought to be in this book.”

“For me, as the designer of the book, I organized the varying tones of the written pieces and their accompanying images so that moving through and amongst them, beauty, wonder, horror, and humor were in balance as well as in conversation,” says Karimi.

The resulting works range widely and the collection touches on diverse topics, from plastic pollution or a certain quality of light, to Beirut and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The writing is at times diaristic—exploring dreams as well as the ambiguity of reality— and other times imbued with a quantifying perspective, geared toward precision. The illuminations are colorful and lush, offering simple gestures, weighty meditations, or clever nods to the text.

“One of the things I love about working in the small is that it also makes space in my writing for things I think about, notice, worry over, admire—that may not need to find a place in a novel,” says Marcom. “And I also hoped, wanted, some things to stand alone— like the whale that washed ashore in Indo-

nesia years ago, dying of malnutrition caused by the plastics filling his belly. That seemed to me like a stand-alone piece.” Indeed, this piece, titled “Bottles (4), Hard Plastics (19), Flip-Flops (2), Plastic Bags (25), Drinking Cups (115), String Tied Up in a Nylon Sack (3.26kg),” is unforgettable in its singularity. Another piece, titled “Misericordia Is a Virtue Provided It Is Not Mere Passive Sentiment or Sentimentality,” explores similar themes and features Marcom’s meditation: “I stopped for a moment to admire what I might eat at some future hour and I noticed the colorful rubber-bands, the massive hobbled front claws, the strata of light-brown bodies, the jerky movement of two walkers as they pitched to-

ward the glass and away, each animal an unholy merchandise available at the supermarket from 7 in the morning until 11 at night three miles from where I live one hundred and eighty-seven miles from the coast.”

The accompanying illustration of a bound lobster claw is one of Karimi’s favorites. Reflecting on it, she says, “The thought of the beautiful living creature imprisoned in a barren glass aquarium in a sterile supermarket is a heartbreaking one, and I found myself wanting to give the animal a small restoration of its dignity by painting it with as much love and sensitivity as possible.”

Small Pieces concludes with a “Dialogos” section between writer and artist, where they discuss creative practices, muses, and symbologies as well as truth and various relationships to it, and which Karimi describes as, “a long and unhurried written conversation we had over a few months after finishing the book.”

This concluding creative dialogue offers a density of expression and emotion where the earlier works in the book seek clarity in their sparseness, honed through devotion. Here, Marcom writes that, “the many years of adding, adjusting, leaving the piece for months … untouched, revising again, thinking it was done, thinking it was not done, until finally on a particular day at a specific hour determining it was finished so that it might presently be published. Of course ‘the present’ might be many years from now for some readers and some readers (if we are lucky) might not yet be born! In this and other ways literature speaks from the dead. Dialogues with the future.”

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Saturday 5/20

Knifemaking Workshop. Learn the basics of how to work with wood and metal. $120230, all day. Living Earth School, 101 Rocky Bottom Ln., Afton. livingearthva.org

Leatherworking Workshop. Design a piece, learn stitchworking, and more. $120-250, all day. Living Earth School, 101 Rocky Bottom Ln., Afton. livingearthva.org

Pack Basket Workshop. Make a pack basket out of Ash, Black Walnut, Poplar, or Cherry weavers, fitted with leather straps and a plywood lid. $250, all day. Living Earth School, 101 Rocky Bottom Ln., Afton. livingearthva.org

Paint & Sip: Sherbet Scenery. Paint, sip, and repeat. $40, 2pm. King Family Vineyard, 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet. catelynkelsey designs.com

Vermicomposting to Enrich Your Soil. Learn how to set up a vermicomposting system, how to feed the worms, and more. Free, 2pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Ave. piedmontmastergardeners.org


Chalk Fest. Local artists create springthemed chalk mural, with space for community participation. Free, 10am. Downtown Charlottesville. friendsofcville.org

Playdates at the Playscape. See listing for Friday, May 19. $20, 9:30am. Wildrock, 6600 Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet. wildrock.org

Rivanna RiverFest. Celebrate the river with family-friendly activities, food, drink, and music. Free, 2pm. Rivanna River Company, 1538 E. High St. rivannariver.org


Bora A screening of the film followed by a Q&A with director and actor Tiffany Toney. $20, 7pm. Light House Studio: Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 W. Market St. lighthousestudio.org

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

Jade Catta-Preta Comedy Show. The Charlottesville-raised comedian returns to deliver her first local stand-up performance. $10, 8:30 and 10:30pm. Live Arts, 123 E. Water St. livearts.org

Met Live in HD: Don Giovanni Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy. $18-25, 12:45pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

Sunday 5/21


The Michael Elswick Gathering. Jazz, blues, ballads, and Latin tunes. Free, 1pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com

Vincent Zorn. Live on the veranda. Free, noon. Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden. pippinhillfarm.com


Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella See listing for Friday, May 19. $10-20, 2:30pm.

Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville. fourcp.org


Paint & Sip: Blue Ridge View. Led by Catelyn. $35, 2pm. Chiswell Farm & Winery, 430 Greenwood Rd. catelynkelseydesigns.com




I HAVE THIS embarrassingly shallow hate-love thing with luxury in Charlottesville. I get nosy and greedy, curious and snarky about what seems richie-rich and off-limits to Joe Schmoes like me. At the same time, I love being immersed, if only for a few hours, in the grandeur, style, and creative exuberance of what’s fancy and pretty and stimulating and totally out of reach in my normal day-to-day life.

If you, like me, are petty-minded, covetous, and inclined to mock things you secretly really, really wish you could afford—or (a more attractive option), if you merely have wondered what lies behind that stately Jeffersonian facade on the way to the JPJ—then you’ll understand why I had to peek inside.

Who knew every staff member there would be so preposterously friendly, every detail so authentically welcoming, that I would fall in love with the damn place? They even give a portion of proceeds to fund financial aid at Darden. Daggone it! How dare they turn my sour grapes into a delightful cocktail of sparkling wine and effusive good will? I was shaken, I was stirred. Where’s the fun in that?

Trust me, there’s fun galore when you let Darden’s Kimpton The Forum Hotel bless you with a little local TLC. Mary Esselman


Exploring the brand-spanking-new Forum Hotel that Darden built.


Because when you get the chance to play Cinderella at a world-class inn located right here in our humble city, if we can refer to UVA’s North Grounds as “the city,” you take it! Plus, dogs are welcome.

How it went

In a word: Wow. I mean, your mouth can’t help forming “wow” upon entering the expansive lobby, bathed in natural light from a huge Rotunda-style domed window, with a spectacular view of the arboretum out back. An art installation of translucent white leaves and buds descends from the ceiling in front of the window, twirling ever so slightly, as if communing with the trees outside.

Okay, maybe I’m a gawker and a rube. All I can say is thank goodness for the long blue sofas framing the lobby, because I needed a fainting couch to catch me, especially after a complimentary glass of bourbon lemonade. I don’t even drink! Or so I thought, two glasses (three?) later.

In a blissful, boozy blur, I checked out the plush lounge areas; the state-of-the-art meeting spaces; the bustling bar; the jaw-dropping local art; and the glorious outdoor patios, trails, and botanical garden.

Then, we dined. Oh, how we dined, darling! A cocktail, a mocktail, a roasted bone-marrow fantasy of an appetizer, the crispy skin salmon, the seasonal fruit sorbet. Birch & Bloom, the steakhouse helmed by Executive Chef Eric Brownlee, blew my

little celiac mind, right down to gluten-free “white truffle oil over classic air-popped popcorn,” for snacking in my room.

Ah, that room. Immaculate, modern, and cushy—and I’m just describing the dog’s bed.

I thought I’d feel like a poor relation in a manor of lords, but all around I saw just regular people. Students in shorts and baseball caps, faculty in…well, you know how faculty dress. No “Succession”-style masters of the universe, no “White Lotus” snooties (though I did spy a dead ringer for Jennifer Coolidge).

Forum Hotel


Believe the Forum folks when they tell you you’re welcome there, even if you don’t stay overnight. Walk your dog along the trails or work from the lobby. Enjoy weekday morning coffee on the patio, breathing in the green of the garden. Grab a burger and beer at The Good Sport before a game. Meet friends for drinks at the bar or a foodgasm at Birch & Bloom. Why feed your snark when you can feast on a local slice of heaven?

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Sunday 5/21

Paint & Sip: Orange & Blue Sunset. Led by Frank. $35, 1pm. Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl. catelyn kelseydesigns.com


A Walk in the Woods. Highland staff member Carla Anderson leads this nature appreciation walk. Free, 9am. James Monroe’s Highland, 2050 James Monroe Pkwy. highland.org

Monday 5/22


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

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


Storytime. Words, songs, movement, and bubbles. Free, 10:30am. Virginia Discovery Museum, 524 E. Main St. vadm.org


Goldeneye James Bond faces double-crossing partners and a seductive Russian mastermind in this 1995 thriller. $10, 7:15pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Tuesday 5/23


Mayo and The House Sauce. Original rock and classic covers. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com

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

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


Biophilic Cities Pathways. A conversation with Dr. Jodi Hilty to explore the vision of connecting wild lands in harmony with the people of the region. Free, 3pm. Online. arch.virginia.edu


Playdates at the Playscape. See listing for Friday, May 19. $20, 9:30am. Wildrock, 6600

Blackwells Hollow Rd., Crozet. wildrock.org

Three Notch’d Run Club. Log some miles and enjoy a $5 post-run beer. Free, 6pm.

Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second St. SE. threenotchdbrewing.com


Carrie Sissy Spacek electrifies as a high school outcast who uses her supernatural powers to settle scores with her cruel classmates. $7, 7:15pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

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

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

Tour The Paramount Theater. Dig into the historic theater’s history on a backstage tour. Free, 11am and 5:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

Conversation starter

Judy Blume Forever broadens the author’s appeal

The beauty of Judy Blume Forever, Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok’s outstanding documentary, is, whether you’ve read Blume’s books repeatedly or not at all, you will be touched, amused, riveted, and even moved by her story. For generations of kids, Blume is a beacon of empathy, a haven of straight talk among the most awkward and confusing parts of growing up. In bestselling young adult novels like Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing, Blubber, and Forever, she openly confronted subjects like menstruation, bullying, and sex with a candor that kids seldom heard from their parents or teachers. Blume’s popularity remains undimmed with the release of Judy Blume Forever, as well as a film adaptation of her perennial classic, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret Judy Blume Forever is largely told by the funny, engaging author on camera, with interviews, photographs, and clips interspersed throughout. Her decades of professional storytelling shine through in her consistently interesting autobiographical commentary. Blume, now 85, was raised in

a repressed atmosphere where sex was a forbidden subject. Married at 21, she settled into life as a New Jersey housewife, but burned inside to write. After multiple rejections, her first book, The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo, was published, then her third novel, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, became a breakout bestseller.

Vividly recalling her own childhood frustration with adults constantly “keeping secrets” from her and other kids, she approached her writing with complete commonsensical frankness. “I could be fearless in my writing in a way that maybe I wasn’t always in my life,” Blume explains. Young readers responded intensely to her candor, and Blume became a kid-lit icon.

The millions of youngsters gobbling up her books began turning to her as a confidant, and she received thousands of letters, frequently about things they felt uncomfortable discussing in their own families. Some of Judy Blume Forever’s best sequences feature these heartfelt messages juxtaposed with contemporary interviews with women, including author Lorrie Kim, who’d begun corresponding with Blume as children. They describe the positive impact she’s had on their lives—and

Blume’s deep sense of respect, and responsibility to them, is genuinely noble.

Judy Blume Forever also delves into the author’s status as one of America’s mostbanned young adult writers. Blume’s staunch anti-censorship in the face of sexist, puritanical suppression only increases her lik-

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ability. A priceless clip shows windbag Pat Buchanan launching into a tirade against Blume on a talk show, in which she responds with a hilarious rejoinder about his fixation on masturbation.

Despite flaws in its sound mix—the background score sometimes threatens to overpower the interviewees’ comments—Judy Blume Forever is a wonderful film that vibrantly reminds us how profoundly fiction can enrich human lives. It avoids being mealy-mouthed and is tempered with a no-nonsense frankness. And, as the title Judy Blume Forever suggests, it proves that Blume’s work remains evergreen and timeless.

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(May 21-June 20): How much do you believe in your power to become the person you want to be? Ninety percent? Fifty-five? Twenty?

Whatever it is, you can increase it in the coming weeks. Life will conspire with you to raise your confidence as you seek new ways to fulfill your soul’s purpose. Surges of grace will come your way as you strive with intense focus to live your most meaningful destiny. To take maximum advantage of this opportunity, I suggest you enjoy extra amounts of quiet, meditative time. Request help from the deepest core of your intelligence.

(May 21-June 20): Most of us have an area of our lives where futility is a primary emotion. This may be a once-exciting dream that never got much traction. It could be a skill we possess that we’ve never found a satisfying way to express. The epicenter of our futility could be a relationship that has never lived up to its promise or a potential we haven’t been able to ripen. Wherever this sense of fruitlessness resides in your own life, Gemini, I have an interesting prediction: During the next 12 months, you will either finally garner some meaningful fulfillment through it or else find a way to outgrow it.



(June 21-July 22): Many of us Cancerians have high levels of perseverance. Our resoluteness and doggedness may be uncanny. But we often practice these subtle superpowers with such sensitive grace that they’re virtually invisible to casual observers. We appear modest and gentle, not fierce and driven. For instance, this is the first time I have bragged about the fact that I have composed over 2,000 consecutive horoscope columns without ever missing a deadline. Anyway, my fellow Crabs, I have a really good feeling about how much grit and determination you will be able to marshal in the coming months. You may break your own personal records for tenacity.


(June 21-July 22): Early in the 19th century, cultural researchers Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm gathered an array of old folk stories and published a collection of what we now call fairy tales. Because the two brothers wanted to earn money, they edited out some graphic elements of the original narratives. For example, in the Grimms’ revised version, we don’t get the juicy details of the princess fornicating with the frog prince once he has reverted to his handsome human form. In the earlier but not published stories of Rumpelstiltskin, the imp gets so frustrated when he’s tricked by the queen that he rips himself apart. I hope you will do the opposite of the Brothers Grimm in the coming weeks, Cancerian. It’s crucial that you reveal and expose and celebrate raw, unvarnished truths.


(July 23-Aug. 22): Is there a job you would love to have as your primary passion, but it’s different from the job you’re doing? Is there a calling you would delight in embracing, but you’re too consumed by the daily routine? Do you have a hobby you’d like to turn into a professional pursuit? If you said even a partial yes to my questions, Leo, here’s good news: In the coming months, you will have an enhanced ability to make these things happen. And now is an excellent time to get underway.


(July 23-Aug. 22): Why do migrating geese fly in a V formation? For one thing, it conserves their energy. Every bird except the leader enjoys a reduction in wind resistance. As the flight progresses, the geese take turns being the guide in front. Soaring along in this shape also seems to aid the birds’ communication and coordination. I suggest you consider making this scenario your inspiration, dear Leo. You are entering a phase when synergetic cooperation with others is even more important than usual. If you feel called to lead, be ready and willing to exert yourself—and be open to letting your associates serve as leaders. For extra credit: Do a web search for an image of migrating geese and keep it in a prominent place for the next four weeks.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I boldly predict that you will soon locate a missing magic key. Hooray! It hasn’t been easy. There has been luck in-

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo-born Samuel Johnson was a versatile virtuoso. He excelled as an essayist, biographer, playwright, editor, poet, and lexicographer. How did he get so much done? Here’s one clue. He took his own advice, summed up in the following quote: “It is common to overlook what is




(April 20-May 20): In the coming weeks, you Bulls must brook no bullies or bullying. Likewise, you should tolerate no bullshit from people trying to manipulate or fool you. Be a bulwark of integrity as you refuse to lower your standards. Bulk up the self-protective part of your psyche so you will be invincibly immune to careless and insensitive spoilers. Your word of power is BUILD. You will align yourself with cosmic rhythms as you work to create situations that will keep you strong and stable during the next 12 months.

(April 20-May 20): A famous football coach once said his main method was to manipulate, coax, and even bully his players into doing things they didn’t like to do. Why? So they could build their toughness and willpower, making it more likely they would accomplish formidable feats. While this may be an approach that works for some tasks, it’s not right for many others. Here’s a further nuance: The grindit-out-doing-unpleasant-things may be apt for certain phases of a journey to success, but not for other phases. Here’s the good news, Taurus: For now, you have mostly completed doing what you don’t love to do. In the coming weeks, your freedom to focus on doing fun things will expand dramatically.

near by keeping the eye fixed on something remote. Present opportunities are neglected and attainable good is slighted by minds busied in extensive ranges and intent upon future advantages.” Johnson’s counsel is perfect for you right now, Virgo. Forget about the future and be focused on the present. Dive into the interesting work and play that’s right in front of you.

volved, but your Virgo-style diligence and ingenuity has been crucial. I also predict that you will locate the door that the magic key will unlock. Now here’s my challenge: Please fulfill my two predictions no later than the solstice. To aid your search, meditate on this question: What is the most important breakthrough for me to accomplish in the next six weeks?

not just for people who agree with you and share your cultural traditions, but for everyone. Numerous Biblical verses, including many attributed to Jesus Christ, make it clear that living according to these principles is essential to being a good human. Even if you are not Jewish or Christian, Sagittarius, I recommend this approach to you. Now is an excellent time to hone your generosity of spirit and expand your urge to care for others.



(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I would love you to go searching for treasure, and I hope you launch your quest soon. As you gather clues, I will be cheering you on. Before you embark, though, I want to make sure you are clear about the nature of the treasure you will be looking for. Please envision it in glorious detail. Write down a description of it and keep it with you for the next seven weeks. I also suggest you carry out a fun ritual to formally mark your entry into the treasure-hunting chapter of your life.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Losing something we value may make us sad. It can cause us to doubt ourselves and wonder if we have fallen out of favor with the Fates or are somehow being punished by God. I’ve experienced deflations and demoralizations like that on far more occasions than I want to remember. And yet, I have noticed that when these apparent misfortunes have happened, they have often opened up space for new possibilities that would not otherwise have come my way. They have emptied out a corner of my imagination that becomes receptive to a fresh dispensation. I predict such a development for you, Libra.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In the coming weeks, you’ll be guided by your deep intelligence as you explore and converse with the darkness. You will derive key revelations and helpful signs as you wander around inside the mysteries. Be poised and lucid, dear Scorpio. Trust your ability to sense what’s important and what’s not. Be confident that you can thrive amidst uncertainty as you remain loyal to your core truths. No matter how murky this challenge may seem, it will ultimately be a blessing. You will emerge both smarter and wiser.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Kissing is always a worthy way to spend your leisure time, but I foresee an even finer opportunity in the coming weeks: magnificent kissing sprees that spur you to explore previously unplumbed depths of wild tenderness. On a related theme, it’s always a wise self-blessing to experiment with rich new shades and tones of intimacy. But you are now eligible for an unusually profound excursion into these mysteries. Are you bold and free enough to glide further into the frontiers of fascinating togetherness?


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Antonie van Leeuwenhoek worked at a variety of jobs. He sold cloth. He

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you take the Bible’s teachings seriously, you give generously to the poor and you welcome immigrants. You regard the suffering of others as being worthy of your compassionate attention, and you express love


was a land surveyor and bookkeeper. He managed the household affairs of his city’s sheriffs, and he supervised the city’s wine imports and taxation. Oh, by the way, he also had a hobby on the side: lensmaking. This ultimately led to a spectacular outcome. Leeuwenhoek created the world’s first high-powered microscope and was instrumental in transforming microbiology into a scientific discipline. In accordance with astrological omens, I propose we make him your inspirational role model in the coming months, Sagittarius. What hobby or pastime or amusement could you turn into a central passion?

Now here’s the good news: I am a successful person! I do what I love and enjoy an interesting life. Here’s even more good news, Aquarius: In the next 12 months, you will have a knack for creating rhythms that bring you closer than ever before to doing what you love and enjoying an interesting life.

with the help it receives from other healers. The key is to refine the art of listening to its counsel. It has taken me a while to learn its language, but I’m making good progress. Dear Aquarius, in the coming weeks, you can make great strides in developing such a robust relationship with your body.




(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In 1982, Capricorn actor Ben Kingsley won an Oscar for his role in the film Gandhi. Then his career declined. In an animated movie in 1992, he voiced the role of an immortal frog named F.R.O.7. who worked as a James Bond-like secret agent. It was a critical and financial disaster. But Kingsley’s fortunes rebounded, and he was nominated for Academy Awards in 2002 and 2003. Then his trajectory dipped again. He was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for four separate films between 2005 and 2008. Now, at age 79, he’s rich and famous and mostly remembered for the great things he has done. I suggest we make him your role model for the coming months. May he inspire you to emphasize your hits and downplay your misses.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I wonder if you weren’t listened to attentively when you were a kid. And is it possible you weren’t hugged enough or consistently treated with the tender kindness you deserved and needed? I’m worried there weren’t enough adults who recognized your potential strengths and helped nurture them. But if you did indeed endure any of this mistreatment, dear Capricorn, I have good news. During the next 12 months, you will have unprecedented opportunities to overcome at least some of the neglect you experienced while young. Here’s the motto you can aspire to: It’s never too late to have a fruitful childhood and creative adolescence.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): As I’ve explored the mysteries of healing my traumas and disturbances over the past 20 years, I’ve concluded that the single most effective healer I can work with is my own body. Expert health practitioners are crucial, too, but their work requires my body’s full, purposeful, collaborative engagement. The soft warm animal home I inhabit has great wisdom about what it needs and how to get what it needs and how to work

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I’m devoted to cultivating the art of relaxation. But I live in a world dominated by stress addicts and frenzied overachievers. Here’s another problem: I aspire to be curious, innocent, and open-minded, but the civilization I’m embedded in highly values know-it-all experts who are very sure they are in command of life’s secrets. One further snag: I’m an ultra-sensitive creator who is nourished by original thinking and original feeling. And yet I constantly encounter formulaic literalists who thrive on clichés.

(Feb. 19-March 20): Most of us suffer from at least one absurd, irrational fear. I have a daft fear of heights, even when I’m perfectly safe, and a manic fear of mosquitoes dive-bombing me as I sleep, an event that has only happened four times in my life. My anxiety about running out of money is more rational, though, as is my dread of getting sick. Those worries help motivate me to work hard to earn a living and take superb care of my health. What about you, Pisces? Do you know which of your fears are preposterous and which make at least some sense? The coming weeks will be a favorable time to get a good handle on this question. Ask yourself: “Which of my fears are misdirected or exaggerated, and which are realistic and worthy of my attention?”

(Feb. 19-March 20): Can we surmise what your life might be like as the expansive planet Jupiter rumbles through your astrological House of Connections and Communications during the coming months? I expect you will be even more articulate and persuasive than usual. Your ability to create new alliances and nurture old ones will be at a peak. By the way, the House of Communications and Connections is also the House of Education and Acumen. So I suspect you will learn a lot during this time. It’s likely you will be brainier and more perceptive than ever before. Important advice: Call on your waxing intelligence to make you wiser as well as smarter.



(March 21-April 19): Aries dramatist Samuel Beckett, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote 22 plays. The shortest was Breath. It has no dialogue or actors and lasts less than a minute. It begins and ends with a recording of the cry of a newborn baby. In between there are the sounds of someone breathing and variations in the lighting. I recommend you draw inspiration from Breath in the coming weeks, Aries. Be succinct and pithy. Call on the powers of graceful efficiency and no-nonsense effectiveness. Relish the joys of shrewd simplicity.

(March 21-April 19): All of us are always telling ourselves stories—in essence, making movies in our minds. We are the producer, the director, the special effects team, the voice-over narrator, and all the actors in these inner dramas. Are their themes repetitious and negative or creative and life-affirming? The coming weeks will be a favorable time to work on emphasizing the latter. If the tales unfolding in your imagination are veering off in a direction that provokes anxiety, reassert your directorial authority. Firmly and playfully reroute them so they uplift and enchant you.

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Skeo Solutions, Inc. (Skeo) is a small consulting firm specializing in providing innovative and collaborative solutions to our primary clients in environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic opportunity. Skeo seeks to create a work environment that accommodates a balance of family, career, and personal goals while committing to providing outstanding service and products to our clients. We continuously strive to improve our skills and provide educational opportunities for our staff while holding ourselves to a high standard of excellence, integrity, and accountability.

We are seeking a Contract Administrator with an accounting background and mid-level experience to join our team. The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of GAAP and FAR-compliant financial and project accounting and be extremely detail-oriented, responsive, and a clear communicator. The candidate will be responsible for managing, reporting, and documenting the administrative elements of contracts throughout their lifecycle, from initial proposal pricing and cost estimates to close-out activities, as well as performing corporate accounting and finance tasks.

As a Contract Administrator, you will be responsible for ensuring smooth and compliant implementation and administrative management of various types of contracts (time and materials, firm fixed price, etc.). You will collaborate with and support Skeo work managers and experienced contract managers and/or work independently, depending on the contract or task. Some examples of contract administration tasks that you will perform regularly include: tracking multiple details and deadlines across and within contracts, such as period of performance, client deliverable deadlines, and internal reporting and accounting; assisting with preparing and submitting cost estimates, budgets, and invoices catered to varying contract types; tracking and supporting subcontractor tasking and invoicing; and responding to various quick-turnaround requests for information by Skeo work managers and external clients.

You will also regularly support or manage various corporate-level accounting and administrative tasks. Some examples include: supporting external audit responses; performing internal and external reporting, such as compiling and reviewing materials for incurred cost submissions, internal management reports tied to revenue projection and staff utilization, and other financial requests; conducting detailed account reviews and reconciliations to ensure transactions are accurate, appropriate, and well-documented; developing reports to monitor pricing and indirect rates; and conducting research to understand various financial or compliance issues.

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Skeo Solutions, Inc. (Skeo) is a small consulting firm specializing in providing innovative and collaborative solutions to our primary clients in environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic opportunity. Skeo seeks to create a work environment that accommodates a balance of family, career, and personal goals while committing to providing outstanding service and products to our clients. We continuously strive to improve our skills and provide educational opportunities for our staff while holding ourselves to a high standard of excellence, integrity, and accountability.

We are seeking a People Operations Associate with at least 3 years of experience to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to bring your ideas and passion for creating a positive and supportive work environment to a growing organization. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as proven interpersonal skills, including the ability to actively listen, collaborate, build relationships, manage conflict, and problem-solve with professionalism. The successful candidate will also have superb attention to detail and organizational skills with the ability to deliver high-quality, accurate work on time.

Does this sound like you? As our People Operations Associate, you will serve as the first point of contact for all human resource-related queries and provide guidance and support to employees and managers on a wide range of topics. Your responsibilities will include administrative human resource coordination as well as support for recruitment, employee engagement, and performance management activities.

Some examples of coordination tasks you will perform include: maintaining and updating employee records, including payroll and benefits; coordinating new employee orientations, onboarding, and conducting exit interviews; administering our employee benefits programs; being available to answer employee human resource questions/assist with paperwork as needed; developing, maintaining, and analyzing internal and external reports, including affirmative action/equal employment opportunity compliance; supporting human resource-related or benefits-related audits; and other administrative tasks as needed.

Some examples of recruitment, employee engagement, and performance management activities you will perform include: participating in recruitment and selection processes, including developing and posting job listings, screening applicants, and conducting interviews; supporting and documenting performance evaluations; developing and implementing human resource policies and procedures; supporting and tracking employee training and development programs; assisting managers with performance management and disciplinary actions; and developing and implementing various employee engagement initiatives.

Skeo offers a competitive salary, full benefits, and a flexible, supportive work environment. The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $85,000, commensurate with experience. This is a remote position but applicants in the Charlottesville, VA area are welcome to work in our office. Applicants must be available during Skeo’s regular business hours (9 AM to 5 PM Eastern).

Required qualifications include an undergraduate degree in Human Resources or directly related field, at least 3 years of relevant experience, a working understanding of human resource principles and practices, and excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Preferred qualifications include previous experience supporting human resources in a consulting or professional services organization.

Skeo promotes a healthy work-life balance and expects all staff to reflect Skeo’s operating principles: dignity, respect, compassion, integrity, and accountability. Applicants should be able to multi-task, be meticulous with details, collaborate well with teams, be responsive, and have a positive attitude.

If you meet the qualifications described above and are interested in joining our team, please submit the required application materials using the link provided:


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Best thing about living here: The people.

Worst thing about living here: Two-bedroom ranch houses selling for $600,000.

Favorite hangout spot: Our back porch.

Favorite restaurant: Ivy Inn (special occasion), Public Fish & Oyster (any night), Zocalo (always consistent).

Bodo’s order: Sausage, egg, cheddar on everything.

Where do you start and end a night out: We usually start with making plans in advance, and end with canceling them.

Who is your hero: My Dad.

Best advice you ever got: Don’t eat the yellow snow.

Biggest lie you’ve ever told: Playing the role of a straight man (unconvincingly) for 19 years.

Proudest accomplishment: Just being here. I survived a major suicide attempt in college, and I’ve been able to build this beautiful life with a second chance.

Describe a perfect day: Waking up at the beach, iced coffee, husband, friends, dog, sun, sand, cocktails, oysters, shrimp boil, no schedule. BOOM. Perfection.

What’s something about yourself that people would be surprised to learn: I once won a hula hoop contest at a county fair.

If you could be reincarnated as a person or thing, what would you be: A golden retriever belonging to a wealthy family living in Maine.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for: Climate change reversal, an equitable society, and for dogs to live forever.

Favorite role you’ve ever played: Buddy the Elf in Elf: The Musical; close second: Jack in Into the Woods

Favorite writer: Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Favorite book: Most recent favorite is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

What are you listening to right now: Jessie Ware’s new album.

What’s a song you pretend you don’t like because it’s embarrassing that you love it: “Snow in July” by Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines (his failed alternate persona).

Who’d play you in a movie: In my dreams, Matt Smith. But in reality, probably Ron Howard.

Celebrity crush: Jake Picking. Most used app on your phone: Instagram.

Last text you sent: Love y’all!

A tough act to follow

A tough act to follow

Few people are as active in the local theater community as Edward Warwick White. He’s worked with Live Arts, Heritage Repertory Theatre Festival, and Four County Players, where he acts, directs, produces, and serves on the board of directors and as marketing director. His first role with Four County Players was in 2011’s Annie, and recently he’s acted in A Christmas Story: The Musical, and directed Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Up next: He’s producing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, on the mainstage through June 4. fourcp.org

Do you have any pets: Sadly, we lost our 9-year-old golden retriever (Gatsby) to cancer last September, but we are ready and excited to welcome a new puppy this summer.

Most embarrassing moment: I tripped in the dressing room and dislocated my knee at a charity male beauty pageant in high school. I was unable to compete, and I claimed sabotage. WHY ME!?! (in my best Nancy Kerrigan voice).

Favorite movie/show: Currently, “The Righteous Gemstones.”

Favorite play: Noises Off by Michael Frayn.

Most used emoji: Red heart.

Subject that causes you to rant: The Republican party.

Best journey you ever went on: The journey of self-discovery.

Next journey: The journey of self-discovery.

Favorite word: Cattywampus. Hottest take: Leggings are not pants.

What have you forgotten today: I forgot I left clothes in the washing machine. Be right back.

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MAY 20

ACTOR SELF-CARE w/ Daniel Kunkel


Lizzy Cooperman Comedy Special featuring Mav Viola

Jade Catta-Preta Live! Featuring Chris Alan + Tucker Rogers

MOONDANCE Late Night Dance Party & Karaoke @ Live Arts

MAY 24 & 31 HIP-HOP & MINDFULNESS w/ Chris Jeter AKA i.D.

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