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Reframing the city Photographer Eze Amos reclaims our narrative with “The Story of Us.” NEWS


13 First communication board installed at Pen Park. 14 No consequences for city worker who attended Capitol insurrection. 15 Community members offer suggestions for fighting climate change.



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22 Feedback: Country music stardom is Ramona Martinez’s goal. Moses and Kitch hang out on the corner—talking trash, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and derails their plans. A sensation on Broadway in 2021, Pass Over is a rare piece of politically charged theater by a bold new American voice. Content Warning: Pass Over contains very strong, racially-loaded language, adult themes, and violence. Read more about the play at AmericanShakespeareCenter.com.

23 In Memoriam: Remembering Polly Breckenridge with McGuffey show. 25 Extra: Khalilah Jones helps clients look and feel their best. 28 Sudoku 29 Crossword 31 Free Will Astrology


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THIS WEEK Hello, Charlottesville! Thank you for reading C-VILLE Weekly. This week marks five years since the events of August 11 and 12, 2017. I was living in Richmond at the time, and watched on in horror as the downtown streets I knew well in this neighboring city erupted into violence. However, like the photojournalist in this week’s feature story (p. 17), I’d like to contribute to a refocusing of the national narrative around A12, and instead look at how the stress of that weekend brought a city together. Eze Amos’ new exhibition, “The Story of Us,” draws from the power of images to reshape how we as a country respond to and reflect on this painful memory. For some, A12 confirmed our worst fears, and for others it opened their eyes to critical social problems. But in his carefully curated photos, Amos turns the camera away from tragedy and back toward the community—a city that resisted hate, tended to each other’s wounds, and lifted spirits in vigils large and small in the days and weeks after the dust settled. With this exhibition, and


on this occasion, he asks us to consider our understanding of those days in a new, brighter context. This sort of work—to search for beams of light and hope in dark times—can be exhausting. It takes emotional strength to sift through painful images looking for the pictures that can heal, that can tell a new story. So, Charlottesville, be kind to yourselves. Rest when you need to recoup your

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NEWS City prepares for Unite the Right anniversary In preparation for the fifth anniversary of the Unite the Right rally, the city will close Heather Heyer Way—the portion of Fourth Street Southeast that cuts through the Downtown Mall—to all vehicles from 6pm on August 11 to 6:30am August 14. Though the Charlottesville Police Department says it has not identified any “specific credible threats,” it is “monitoring chatter from intelligence sources” and “having ongoing communications with state and regional partners,” according to a city press release. Anyone who needs support in the coming days should contact the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition’s Behavioral Health Crisis 24/7 call center at 230-9704.

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he Biden administration has declared the nationwide monkeypox virus outbreak a public health emergency, allowing the federal government to assist states with testing, treatment, and vaccine distribution more quickly. “We’re prepared to take our response to the next level in addressing this virus, and we urge every American to take monkeypox seriously,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said in a call with reporters last Thursday. Since early May, more than 7,500 cases have been reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. As of August 8, 145 cases have been detected in Virginia—including eight cases in the state’s Northwestern region, which covers the Blue Ridge Health District. Monkeypox is spread through close contact with infectious rashes, scabs, or bodily fluids. Symptoms often begin six to 13 days after exposure. The illness usually starts with flu-like symptoms, including a fever, muscle aches, and tiredness. Rashes, pimples, blisters, or lesions then can appear on the genitals, in or around the mouth, on the perianal region, or all across the body. The infection lasts about two to four weeks. While anyone can contract monkeypox, cases have been disproportionately reported among people who identify as gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. The Biden administration is working with the LGBTQ community “with the

goal of sharing the critical information around the symptoms of monkeypox and best practices to stop its spread,” said White House national monkeypox response Deputy Coordinator Demetre Daskalakis last week. Though the federal government has administered more than 600,000 vaccines to date, vaccines are still limited in most states, largely because only one manufacturer in the

world—a small Danish biotech firm called Bavarian Nordic—has a vaccine approved for monkeypox. To vaccinate as many people as possible, officials are considering allowing health care providers to administer up to five separate doses of the Jynneos vaccine from one vial, instead of just one dose. In the coming weeks, HHS expects to ship 800,000 more vaccines to states, followed by an additional 150,000 doses in September.

School bus driver shortage continues WATCH OUT, DRIVERS—HUNDREDS MORE STUDENTS will soon be walking to school in Charlottesville. When the school year begins on August 24, Charlottesville City Schools expects to have only six to eight bus drivers, after multiple drivers retired or resigned this summer. Seats on the bus will be prioritized for those in special education and alternative educational programs, and children with disabilities. The school division has expanded its walk zones, requiring elementary schoolers to walk about 20 minutes to school, and middle and high schoolers to walk about 30 minutes. It has been improving pedestrian and bike infra-

structure, and has ordered supplies students will need for the outdoors, like umbrellas and ponchos. Students are also encouraged to ride their bikes, or use fare-free Charlottes­ville Area Transit. (All school zones are served by CAT except for Greenbrier.) The district is working to purchase more bikes, and expand its Safe Routes to School program, which includes bike trains that allow students to bicycle to and from school with an adult volunteer. Boosting driver pay and benefits is not “a sustainable solution,” and solving the bus driver shortage “requires a comprehensive community effort,” according to a transportation update slideshow presented at last week’s city school board meeting. CCS plans to continue to look to other school districts, both inside and outside of Virginia, to see how they are addressing their bus driver shortages.


Josh Throneburg, the 5th District Democratic congressional nominee, has challenged current Republican Rep. Bob Good to a debate—but Good keeps ignoring or denying his requests, claims Throneburg. The nominee has offered to cover the cost of the debate, handle the logistics, and hold it at Liberty University, Good’s former employer, according to a press release. Good told NBC29 that he “[looks] forward to traveling the district these next few weeks and scheduling a future candidates’ debate.”


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The Albemarle County Police Department has reclassified the missing persons case of 11-year-old Beautiful Christmas and 13-year-old Zayla Christmas as a runaway case. The sisters were last seen leaving their home on July 21. An out-of-state family member told ACPD that “they know their location and that the girls are safe,” but the department is still working to locate the sisters. Anyone with information regarding the missing juveniles should contact Detective Lavin at 296-5807, Crime Stoppers at 977-4000, or crimestoppers@albemarle.org.




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‘He is very sorrowful’ City takes no action against employee who participated in Capitol insurrection By Brielle Entzminger reporter@c-ville.com



Charlottesville IT analyst Allen Groat was caught on a security camera entering the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2020.

“No further action or review is warranted in this case.” INTERIM CITY MANAGER MICHAEL ROGERS


with the IT Director [Sunny] Hwang to determine if Groat was working that day. Hwang stated, ‘Groat requested the day off to take his wife to the doctors,’” Brackney wrote. In an email to C-VILLE on August 8, Mayor Lloyd Snook explained that the city’s personnel policy prevents leadership from disciplining the employee since he has not been charged with a criminal offense related to the insurrection. “Most of the government employees who have been disciplined for being involved in the events of January 6 fall into one of two categories— either they have been charged with a crime … or they are a member of a government that has a ‘Code of Conduct’ for its employees that allows the government employer to take action under certain circumstances against someone who is not actually charged with a crime. We have no such Code of Conduct, though I have suggested that we look to adopt one,” he wrote. The city will not fire an employee “just because they become a political football,” added the mayor. Per the city’s personnel regulations, a city employee can be terminated for a felony conviction, sexual harassment, workplace violence, illegal drug or alcohol use in the workplace, and other serious offenses. Contrary to Rogers’ claims, Groat has a criminal record—in 2020, he pleaded guilty to aggressive driving with intent to injure, a Class 1 misdemeanor, after chasing a woman and pulling a gun on her at a red light. In June, Snook initially agreed with Mooney that the employee—who he said he could not name publicly—had not committed a crime that CPD could investigate. However, after activist Molly Conger exposed Groat’s pro-insurrection Twitter account in June, Snook saw videos that “seem to show a


on January 6, 2021, during her tenure, Brackney said she expressed her alarm directly to former interim city manager John Blair, Hill, and CPD’s command staff following the insurrection. She instructed the command staff to check the social media accounts of CPD officers, as well as officers from Albemarle County, UVA, and other surrounding police departments. “I cannot confirm the [31 CPD officers’] days off were regularly scheduled. However, I am not sure how one makes the leap that regularly scheduled days off equates to no cause for alarm,” she wrote. During his investigation into the insurrectionist employee, Rogers claimed there “were no city records available” for him to review, except for Mooney’s report on his conversation with the employee. In a confidential letter Mooney sent to Blair—which Brackney posted on Twitter in June, with the employee’s name blacked out—on January 20, 2021, Mooney said he had a private meeting with the employee, who he identified as the city’s IT public safety liaison. The employee told Mooney he was an “independent journalist and photographer” and was admitted to the Capitol by police officers, along with other members of the media. “It is my opinion that this is a civil, personnel matter,” wrote Mooney. Since assuming his position in January, Rogers has not spoken with the FBI about the case. “I tried to reach the FBI, and the agent has retired,” said Rogers during last week’s meeting. Last May, FBI agent James Dwyer was reassigned from Richmond to Dallas, but “he indicated things would continue to move forward” with Groat’s case, wrote Brackney in an email to C-VILLE on Monday. Brackney also claims that Groat lied about why he needed to take off work on January 6, 2021. “When Mooney briefed me, he spoke

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ess than two weeks before the fifth anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally, the City of Charlottesville announced it would not be terminating an employee who participated in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. After former Charlottesville police chief RaShall Brackney accused the city of refusing to discipline the employee—IT analyst Allen Groat, who works with the police department, sheriff ’s office, fire department, and rescue squad—in June, city leadership provided limited information on the matter until last week’s City Council meeting. During the August 1 meeting, interim City Manager Michael Rogers explained that the employee wrote an apology letter to him—which he refused to share publicly— and has been interviewed by the FBI three times over the past year and a half. “I’ve spoken with the employee, who has never been charged with any criminal offense,” said Rogers, declining to publicly name the employee. “The employee in question admits he attended the events at the Capitol. He posted his presence on his social media page, he shared this information with the FBI, and he was not arrested.” “He is very sorrowful of his activities. He’s experienced a great deal of personal loss,” Rogers added. “Considering the totality of circumstances, including that it’s been a year and half without any action, I conclude that no further action or review is warranted in this case.” According to Rogers, the Charlottesville Police Department received information from a city official—who Brackney has told C-VILLE was former city councilor Heather Hill—regarding the employee, initially thought to be a CPD officer, on the weekend of January 16, 2021. Then-assistant police chief Jim Mooney later determined that it was an IT employee, and reported his findings to Brackney and then-city manager Chip Boyles on January 20. The following day, CPD notified the FBI in Richmond. “@FBIRichmond interviewed Asst Chief & claimed arrest pending. Boyles & IT director were informed the employee was dangerous & to revoke his IT access/privileges,” Brackney tweeted in June. In an email on August 8, Brackney clarified that Mooney was informed by the FBI that it planned to arrest Groat possibly in late January or early February. On January 6, 2021, 31 CPD officers were also absent from work. However, “they were mostly on regularly scheduled days off. … There is nothing that we see that raises any alarm,” said Rogers during the meeting. When asked if she was concerned about the number of CPD officers who took off work

different picture,” he told C-VILLE. He also confirmed that Conger had positively identified Groat as the insurrectionist employee. On his Twitter account, @r3bel1776, Groat did not hide his support of and participation in the insurrection. In November 2020, Groat called on those who “love America” to “defend the republic by any means necessary.” He also posted photos of himself with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and white supremacist group the Proud Boys at a Trump rally, later claiming in a Facebook post that he served as “impromptu” security for Jones and the Infowars team. Just days before the insurrection, Groat again shared his plans to “force Congress [to] #DoNotCertify the fraudulent election results” at the “#WildProtest” in D.C. (Groat confirmed to C-VILLE that the account belonged to him.) In body-worn police camera footage obtained by Conger, Groat can be seen inside the Capitol recording on his phone. When police ordered the rioters to leave, Groat did not. “We love you guys. … It’s their fault not ours,” he told the police, motioning to Congress. “It has been reported that more than 800 people who … entered the Capitol on January 6 have been arrested and charged,” Rogers said during last week’s meeting. “In this group are individuals who are pictured and filmed by themselves [engaging] in destructive acts or being disruptive. The arrests stem from their criminal activity—not merely their presence in the Capitol.” While Groat’s Twitter account can no longer be found, he may now have an account on Truth Social, a social media platform founded by former president Donald Trump. On August 3, Truth Social user @R3bel1776— an almost identical username to the one Groat used on Twitter—asked his followers to pray for him, “as I was recently doxxed for my patriotic participation, and it is affecting me in my career and relationships,” according to a screenshot posted by Conger. The FBI in Richmond has said it cannot reveal if it’s interviewed anyone from Charlottesville involved in the insurrection—the FBI’s Washington, D.C., office is responsible for filing charges against the rioters, reports The Daily Progress. The FBI could not be reached for comment for this story. During public comment last week, community members pushed back against Rogers’ claims that Groat did not commit a crime, and called for the IT analyst to be immediately fired. In an interview with C-VILLE, activist Ang Conn pointed out that Rogers has “no stakes” in the community as a temporary city leader, and accused him of not caring about the safety of Charlottesville. “It is a total slap in the community’s face… we have a white supremacist on our payroll and they’re going to remain there because they wrote an apology letter,” said Conn.



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The new communication board at Pen Park is part of the massive Bennett’s Village accessible playground project.

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hen I got to Pen Park, the sky was threatening to open up and pour, as it had just hours before. Kara McClurken was keeping a close eye on the rain clouds as she zipped from person to person gathered at the playground. She was eager to get things started before the weather decided otherwise. This was a monumental occasion. Here, planted in front of the slides and monkey bars, was McClurken’s latest project waiting to be unveiled: a grid of symbols printed on a large white sign. This new interactive element wasn’t there to be spun or climbed on, but to be used as a tool and reference for all children and caregivers to point at and better communicate with each other—a communication board. All the expected symbols are there: “Yes,” “No,” “Friend,” “Play,” “Swing,” “Slide.” But the board also includes more abstract terms, with prepositions (“In,” “Out,” “On,” “Off ”), questions (“What?” “Where?”), and verbs (“Sit,” “Run,” “Catch”). When the time came to present the installation to the public, McClurken stood proudly beside the board. “Communication boards not only provide tools for our nonverbal neighbors to communicate their desires,” she said to the crowd, “but just as important, they send a message to the rest of us that this space is an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.” There’s a lot of weight in McClurken’s words about “this space.” The 3.2 acres surrounding the existing play area are reserved

by Charlottesville Parks & Recreation for the eventual development of a yearslong, more than $5 million accessible and inclusive playground. In a way, the communication board is a statement of intent for the park—the first completed project by local nonprofit Bennett’s Village, of which McClurken is cofounder and president. The organization is named for McClurken’s son, who lived with spinal muscular atrophy and used a powered wheelchair to get around. Her experience searching for an accessible park for him inspired her to found the nonprofit the day after Bennett died in 2018. The board signals to parkgoers that Bennett’s Village isn’t just an elaborate concept: It’s coming to fruition right here in Pen Park. And that, hopefully, will encourage contributions to their effort. “As a nonprofit, you need to raise money,” says Riaan Anthony, deputy director of Parks & Recreation. “And in order to raise money, you have to put something in the ground.” The genesis of the Pen Park communication board was in a Google search. Emily Hillaker, a chief resident physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation at UVA, wanted to secure grant funding for accessible playground equipment in Charlottesville. When looking for someone to partner with, Bennett’s Village popped up.

“Accessibility … requires a team. It cannot be done just by one person alone.” MARGARET HESS, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FACILITATOR

“Their idea was a thousand times bigger than mine,” says Hillaker. “So I reached out to Kara, and they said, ‘Sure, go for it,’ to apply on their behalf.” When Hillaker became the first ever to win the $1,500 Rob Gotlin Community Leadership grant, they both agreed to put the money toward something that could be completed and installed in just a few months. The design of the board itself was led by Margaret Hess and Susan Reed, who are assistive technology facilitators at the Piedmont Regional Education Program, which offers a variety of services for students with disabilities. “A lot of people hear the word ‘technology’ and they think very hi-tech, and that is a lot of what we do,” says Reed. “But the definition of assistive technology is any item, whether it’s specialized or just off the shelf—could be from Walmart—that helps a person with a disability achieve a goal.” Reed says that she and Hess have had to become “really good detectives” in problemsolving for student needs. And for the communication board, which they’ve previously developed for local schools, they worked with McClurken to determine exactly what symbols (drawn from an elaborate program called Boardmaker) would be best suited to kids of all abilities and backgrounds. That meant being considerate of pronouns, the depiction of people in the images, and sign language gestures for certain terms. “Accessibility … requires a team,” says Hess. “It cannot be done just by one person alone. You have to be in it with people who really want to make the environment around us—whether it be digital or a playspace—accessible to all people.”


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Jeanette Abi-Nader, executive director of Cultivate Charlottesville, emphasized the importance of setting up public trans­ portation in ways that can build food eq­ uity. “We should ensure that these routes are going directly to grocery stores, espe­ cially in low-wealth neighborhoods that might not have access to that,” she said. Unfortunately, Charlottesville is just one city, and greenhouse gas reduction can only be solved through worldwide efforts, as many people pointed out. “It’s nice to talk about reducing green­ house gases around here but that’s not going to do anything on a global scale,” noted one participant, who stressed that Charlottesville should strive to set an example for other cities. When asked what the main challenges would be to reduce greenhouse gases, funding, education, and convincing people to make major lifestyle changes topped the list. “We really need to think about the way that the climate crisis is going to affect global migration patterns,” said Kendall Dix, national policy director of Taproot Earth. “There are creative ways that the city could look towards being really proactive in terms of developing public and afford­ able housing.” The city will be having another virtual listening session on August 10 at 7pm, as well as a virtual town hall community workshop on August 17 at 6pm. To stay up to date on Charlottesville’s climate action events, visit charlottesville.gov/notifyme and sign up for alerts.

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s the catastrophic effects of cli­ mate change continue to worsen every year, the City of Charlottes­ ville has vowed to reduce its carbon emis­ sions to 45 percent below 2011 levels by 2030, and reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Last week, the city hosted a listening session to gather input from the community on its plan to address climate change. Susan Elliott, Charlottesville’s climate protection program manager, told attend­ ees that the city “has a commitment to addressing equity as part of their climate action plan” and knows there are “some voices that have not necessarily been a part of these conversations before.” “We are hosting these listening sessions to specifically try to bring those voices and those perspectives to the forefront so that we can bring all that input and have that as part of what we end up putting forward,” she added. To ensure these new voices were given a platform, first-time participants were told to put an “n” next to their name as well as what group they were associated with. While many were associated with climate change nonprofits, such as Taproot Earth and the Sierra Club, some concerned residents with no particular affiliation also participated. When polled on what climate issues were most important, there were a wide range of answers, from climate justice and natu­ ral disasters to public transportation and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Elliott emphasized that the city’s climate plan, instituted in 2006, focuses not just on reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also on “climate adoption,” which recog­ nizes “that climate change is happening, is going to continue happening, and the ef­ fects we feel are going to be getting worse.” When asked for their ideas on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Char­ lottesville, attendees suggested a range of potential solutions, from switching to more sustainable energy sources to making com­ posting more accessible. Transportation, however, was an area that was brought up consistently, with one person suggesting the University of Virginia set up the prop­ er infrastructure to bus in all its employees. Kirk Dower, conservation chair of the Sierra Club, echoed these concerns. “We really need to reduce transportation needs around here and figure out a way to help people use buses and commute instead of driving,” he said.


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like an escape roOm... but alL of downtown charlotTesvilLe IS THE ROoM.





Eze Amos reframes A12 images to show Charlottesville’s love and resilience


hotojournalist Eze Amos took thousands of pictures as he navigated the violence and mayhem in downtown Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. Many of his most dramatic images were published in media outlets around the world, but he couldn’t bring himself to look at most of them for years. But “I realized that I’ve been traumatized by this myself, so I wasn’t even ready to show anything for the first two or three years,” Amos says. This past spring, as the five-year anniversary of the Summer of Hate loomed, Amos revisited his photo files, and the concept for “The Story of Us: Reclaiming the Narrative of #Charlottesville Through Storytelling and Portraits of Resilience” began to take shape. “Initially this idea was to just put out photos of August 11 and 12, like photos of, you know, people on the streets and all of that carnage. But I started thinking also like, what am I doing? This will retraumatize everybody, even myself,” says Amos. “And then I started trying to come up with ways to tell the story of August 11 and 12, but in a way that would help us as a community and not actually damage our reputation.” It was one particular image that provided Amos with his initial inspiration. A photo of a woman offering aid to two young people who’d been struck in the fatal car attack at the corner of Fourth and Water streets. “There was so much in her face. She was worried and terrified as well. And she was trying to see how she could help this kid. And all of that in her face made me go, ‘Wow, I want to know her story,’” Amos says. He was inspired to pore over the remainder of his photos looking for images of Charlottes­ ville community members who could tell their own stories of that day. Eze Amos

Courteney Stuart is the host of Charlottesville Right Now on WINA. You can hear an interview with Eze Amos at wina.com

“I started trying to come up with ways to tell the story of August 11 and 12, but in a way that would help us as a community and not actually damage our reputation.” EZE AMOS


“That was how the idea of ‘The Story of Us’ came about,” he says. “The idea of us reclaiming our narrative, reclaiming our story and telling it in our own way.” The result of his inspiration is approximately 30 massive photos of Charlottesville-area residents that will hang from the trees along the Downtown Mall from August 11 to September 29. Each will be accompanied by an audio narrative of the subject telling their own story, which will be accessible by scanning a QR code with a smartphone. In June, Charlottesville City Council agreed to accept the donation of Amos’ temporary memorial. In just one month, Amos says, he raised the full $75,000 budget through donations large and small. “That speaks to the community’s support,” he says. “People gave 20 bucks, 50 bucks, 100 dollars, a thousand dollars. People came out and told us that they’re in support of this project, and they want to see it happen.” Amos hopes the photos and narratives in “The Story of Us” will help the community continue to heal. “My hope is that this project will get more people to tell their stories,” he says. “I feel that a lot of people just have been holding the things inside, and I feel just talking about your experience and talking about what you saw would maybe help you to start the process of healing and moving on.” He also wants the project to send a message to the world at large, one that counters the narrative about the city that’s been spread since images of hate proliferated with the Charlottesville hashtag. “I’m hoping that this would help … show the rest of the world that Charlottesville is doing great, you know. That the kids are all right … that we’re a beautiful community … and we’re here to support each other.”

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August 17, 2017, at 9:50pm. Andrea talks about the Take Back the Lawn candlelight vigil on University of Virginia Grounds. “This is what our community looks like!”

September 9, 2017 at 8:01pm. She kept the candles lit. “This is what our community looks like!”


August 13, 2017, at 3:23pm. Alison tells the story of how she held hands with other community members and formed a circle around the spot of the car attack. “This is what our community looks like!”

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August 13, 2017, at 7:32pm. Thousands gathered for a candlelight vigil on Fourth Street. We came to bear witness and reclaim our street a day after the Unite the Right car attack. “This is what our community looks like!”

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OOPS! … LET’S DO IT AGAIN Don your denim on denim, low-rise bottoms, velour tracksuits, and flippy fedoras to celebrate the emancipation of the princess of pop at It’s Britney Bitch Burlesque: A Tribute to Britney Spears. The Britney-inspired routines will get your tail feathers moving as you sing, laugh, and cry along to smash hits like “...Baby One More Time,” “Toxic,” and “Circus”—and if you’re a stan who wants the deep cuts? A selection of lesser-known tracks are on the list, too. $15-25, 9pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 First St. S. thesoutherncville.com

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The Soul of Cville festival returns for a second year with a three-day celebration of Black excellence. This year’s event marks the fifth anniversary of A12, and organizer Khalilah Jones says it’s programmed intentionally “to reclaim that day as our own, and like the phoenix, obtain new life by rising from the ashes.” Shop at the Black artisan market, enjoy eats from local Blackowned restaurants, and let your own creativity flow with free artmaking, a community canvas, and family-friendly games and activities. The weekend also includes a 9 Pillars Hip Hop Showcase in The Looking Glass, a fashion show, and a community skate with De La Roll. Free, various times. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org


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Jodie Comer plays Tessa, a young barrister on a winning path in National Theatre Live’s Prima Facie, an award-winning one-woman play from Suzie Miller. Tessa is at the top of her game—defending, crossexamining, and illuminating all shadows of doubt—until she is sexually assaulted by a colleague, and finds herself grappling with the patriarchal power of the law she once fought to uphold. Comer’s critically acclaimed performance is emotional, physical, and relatable, and earned her a future run on Broadway. $11-15, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net



Star we there yet? Local visual artist follows new calling in songwriting By Shea Gibbs arts@c-ville.com

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music Beleza Duo. Samba soul. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com Hard Swimmin’ Fish trio. Blues and vintage tunes. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskey jarcville.com Vincent Zorn. Performing live on the patio. Free, 6:30pm. Red Pump Kitchen, 401 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. redpumpkitchen.com


Wednesday Night Karaoke. Jen DeVille hosts this weekly party. Free, 9pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapture restaurant.com

dance Dance with SwingCville. Learn vintage swing dance. Free, 7pm. The Front Porch, 221 E. Water St. swingcville.org

words Storytime in the Garden with JMRL. Bring a blanket or chairs for an outside storytime, followed by a guided tour of the garden. Free, 10am. Botanical Garden of the Piedmont, 950 Melbourne Rd. piedmontgarden.org

outside Farmers in the Park. Local farmers with seasonal produce and meats, cut and potted flowers, baked goods, hot meals, value-added products, prepared food, and crafts. Free, 3pm. Farmers in the Park, 300 Meade Ave. charlottesville.gov Wind Down Wednesday. Music from Cake Fight, food trucks, and a stunning Charlottesville sunset. $5, 6pm. Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl. chilesfamily orchards.com


amona Martinez began writing songs when she was 15 years old. Then, she stopped. Now, 15 years later, she’s back to penning tunes—this time in cavalcades. She’s written more than 20 songs in less than a year. And she’s unapologetic about her mission: “Country music stardom is my goal,” she says. Martinez, a former NPR radio producer, moved to Charlottesville from the D.C. area six years ago for a UVA podcast production job. Not much more than a year after the move, though, she quit her day job and set about working professionally as an artist. Primarily focusing on linocut, Martinez says in her artist’s statement that her “work seeks to reclaim Christianity for misfits, radicals, anarchists, and outcasts of all types.” Along the way, Martinez has also written for C-VILLE Weekly, joined the Bridge PAI board, and helped launch the Feminist Union of Charlottesville Creatives, which supports local women and nonbinary and genderqueer artists. More recently, she and FUCC co-director Sri Kodakalla have shifted their focus to Mala Leche, an online magazine they created to showcase the work of the artists the union supports. But Martinez never left music behind. She’s kept her pipes warm singing in the Trinity Episcopal church choir and plays the tin whistle at a high level; she took up the instrument for Blue Ridge Irish Music School sessions for about two years. Her first stringed instrument was upright bass, and she’s played it off and on for the LUA Project, a Mexican-Appalachian fusion band, since moving to Charlottesville. In 2021, Martinez decided to write a song. Why? She’s not sure. It was a “yellow brick road thing,” she says. “It is weird—it’s kismet. All of a sudden, I had all of these songs, some of them fully formed. I keep telling myself, ‘God wouldn’t have given me all of them if I wasn’t supposed to do something with them.’” She decided to play some solo shows. A gig at Champion Brewery last October led to another brick in the road: Several local musicians volunteered to play with her. She formed a band, The Holy Smokes, with Kyle Lawton Kilduff on bass, Brooks Hefner on pedal steel, and Owen Brennan on drums. Blake Baines joins on electric guitar from time to time. Charmed with a ’60s honky-tonk sound that calls to mind Patsy Cline and George Jones, Ramona & The Holy Smokes have gotten traction with recent shows at Champion, Ting Pavilion, and The Southern Café & Music Hall. The group is planning to record its first EP this fall. “If you think you don’t like country music … Ramona & The Holy Smokes will definitely change your mind,” Martinez says. Next up, Martinez and Hefner will play The Garage on August 12. The singer-song-

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Nashville can wait for Ramona Martinez, who plans to build her music career, along with a robust country music scene, right here in Charlottesville.

“Romantic loss and living below the poverty line are really good fuel for writing songs.” RAMONA MARTINEZ

writer says the duo shows are distinct from Holy Smokes gigs but have their own charm. Arranged with a guitar, pedal steel, and Martinez’s sweet liquid warble, the pair will likely take on some of Martinez’s sadder (though often irreverent) tunes, like “Honkey Tonk Angels.” “You can expect to laugh and cry,” she says. In addition to calling on her Catholic Christian roots for songwriting inspiration, Martinez says she focuses on what songwriter Harlan Howard called “three chords and the truth.” “Melody drives my songs,” she says. Martinez might be in the car, driving along and singing to herself to work out new song ideas. Or she’ll look back on her past and weigh her experiences “with a wry smile and a tear in my eye.” “I think the plague really forced us to be introspective about who we are and where we are in our lives,” Martinez says of her post-COVID songwriting outburst. “Romantic loss and living below the poverty line are really good fuel for writing songs.”

The Holy Smokes have been instrumental in pushing Martinez’s songwriting forward over the past year. Having a team of accomplished players around has helped develop arrangements and flesh out simple melodies. When she gets stuck on a song, she takes it to her mentor, Maddie Mae of Maddie Mae & The Shadow Cast. Martinez has at least one other big plan in mind on her yellow brick road to country music stardom. Rather than moving to Nashville like so many songsters, she hopes to help Charlottesville develop its country scene into “a new Bakersfield,” referring to the late ’50s-era home of honky-tonk. Along with her own burgeoning band, she says acts like Charlie and the 45’s, who frequent Honky Tonk Karaoke at Holly’s Diner, and John Shanesy and The Accommodation, which skews toward the outlaw side of the honky-tonk spectrum, are poised to drive the growth. And while Charlottesville has a few musical miles to go before it’s the new Bakersfield, Martinez figures the current zeitgeist makes the time right. Renaissance, after all, follows the plague, she says. For Martinez’s own part, renaissance will require her to navigate her love of multiple artforms. She worries about losing focus on her visual art as she falls more deeply into music. But she keeps coming back to that word: stardom. “I’m working on saying it aloud and owning it,” she says. “Because that is absolutely my goal.”

etc. Family Film Series: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Perennial favorites alongside modern classics. Free, 11am. Violet Crown Cinema, 200 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. violetcrown.com

Thursday 8/11 music Berto and Vincent. A night of wild gypsy rumba and Latin guitar. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com Hackensaw Boys. Presented by WNRN. $1820, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

words Reckoning: A Series on U.S. Presidents and Racial Inequality. Explore the views and political policies of individual presidents toward minority populations, with an indepth focus on how each of these groups was affected. Free, 7pm. Online. woodrow wilson.org

outside Sunset Market. Explore local vendors’ fresh produce, grab dinner from a food truck, enjoy artisan goods, make art at the outdoor art room, relax with a craft cocktail in The Looking Glass, and more. Free, 4:30pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org Tailgate Thursdays with Jason Burke Band. Enjoy a laid-back evening in the vineyard with live music, wine, oysters from Salty Bottom Blue Oysters, and BYO lawn games, picnic blankets, and food to grill. Free, 6pm. Stinson Vineyards, 4744 Sugar Hollow Rd., Crozet. stinsonvineyards.com


Arts from Underground. Artmaking, drinks, and karaoke inside The Looking Glass every Thursday. Free, 7pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org Paramount Presents: National Theatre Live in HD—Prima Facie. Jodie Comer stars in Suzie Miller’s award-winning, one-woman, play. $11-15, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

Friday 8/12 music Fridays After Five: Elby Brass. With 21st Century LTD. Free, 5:30pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ting pavilion.com Ramona Martinez. Country and honky-tonk. Free, 7pm. The Garage, 250 N. First St. the garagecville.com The Michael Elswick Gathering. Sip on wine and enjoy live music. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com Travis Elliott. Live music and Mexican Tacos Food Truck on the patio. Free, 5:30pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potters craftcider.com Wavelength. Performing for the Friday Sundowner Concert Series. Free, 5:30pm. Merrie Mill Farm and Vineyard, 594 Merrie Mill Farm, Keswick. merriemillfarm.com Old Trail: Fridays After 6. Roaring hot New Orleans jazz from Zuzu’s Hot 5. Free, 6pm. Old Trail: The Common at Lower Ballard, 6966 Welbourne Ln., Crozet. @OTFAS

Summer Sundowns. Watch the summer sun descend behind the Blue Ridge Mountains with acoustic music from local performers. Free, 5pm. Chiswell Farm & Winery, 430 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood. chilesfamily orchards.com

etc. Magic: The Gathering. A casual format with multiple formats, including draft, modern, legacy, and pioneer, and prizes for participants. $5, 6pm. The End Games, 374 Hillsdale Dr. theendgames.co

Soul of Cville. Three full days showcasing Black culture through film, fashion, music, dance, and more. Free, 6pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org

Saturday 8/13 Berto & Vincent. Brunch with wild gypsy rumba and Latin guitar. Free, 11am. Tavern & Grocery, 333 W. Main St. tavernandgrocery.com Recharché Duo. Matty Metcalfe on accordion and guitar, and Catherine Monnes on cello and violin. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com C O NT I N UE D ON PAGE 2 4

“silent dialogues” drawings, monotypes, and paintings by Polly Rebecca Breckenridge is at McGuffey Art Center through August 14.

“The Collector”

Despite her figures’ stylized appearance, Breckenridge’s compositions reveal a deep understanding of how the human body works. This is apparent in “The Collector,” where the eye is drawn to the legs, knees, and wonderfully individualized feet rendered with ease. A striking painting, Breckenridge relaxes her perspective so the figure seems about to be dumped out from the splayed chair, and pairs a deep carmine background at the bottom with acid green and white stripes up top. These elements strike notes of discord that set the emotional tone of the piece. The subject, whose head is disproportionately small, is holding what appears to be a gold-filled purse in his right hand and a figurine in his left, perhaps weighing one against the other. Another figurine lies discarded on the floor in front of him, and three others—two standing and one about to fall—are posi-

tioned on a blue-draped table by his side. It’s unclear whether these are objects, or meant to represent people, or, perhaps, souls. At the bottom of the piece, Breckenridge’s distinctive mesh appears to emanate from the head of the figurine on the floor, traversing up the central figure and continuing to the upper edge of the painting. It’s as if this figurine’s gilded disc has burst, leaving behind a trail of golden effervescence. Breckenridge wrote prolifically. Only a small number of the many journals and sketchbooks she produced are on view, but they provide a fascinating window into the creative process and Breckenridge’s outlook and state of mind. She wrote freely, not expecting others to read what she wrote. “It’s the way she processed, the way she thought,” says Grant. “In her sketchbooks, her writing overlaps her drawings; they move together.” In one striking passage Breckenridge writes: “We are temporary vessels for the containment of pure energy and spirit. Things happen through us.” It provides insight into Breckenridge’s perspective, and is also an apt descriptor of her art, where her figures could be interpreted as vessels and the actual subject matter deals with intangible forces that exist beyond the physical. According to Grant, the printmaking process, which Breckenridge took up a few years ago, really resonated with her. “I think she was just at the start of something truly satisfying to her and her followers; a way of working that could bring together her love of the visual and her love of the written word.” A celebration of Breckenridge’s life will take place on Sunday, August 14, at noon at McGuffey Art Center. Cellist Catherine Monnes will perform, and the ceremony will conclude with Breckenridge’s signature gesture of giant bubbles—her own kind of effervescence—released to the sky from the front lawn of McGuffey.




olly came into this world an artist,” says Carol Grant, speaking about her daughter Polly Breckenridge. “It was apparent from a very young age that she loved creating things out of whatever was available to her. That was her joy.” Breckenridge, who died unexpectedly on April 22, 2022, is the subject of a memorial show at the McGuffey Art Center. Deborah McLeod, director of Chroma Projects Art Lab, says of Breckenridge, “Polly’s work came from an honest and personal place deep within her psyche. She was a bright and perceptive figurative artist who painted the truths of her own life; her struggle as a deeply sensitive young woman constantly coming to terms with what that meant. She depicted the release of joy as often as she painted the confinement of sorrow. She knew both and she gave them to us delicately and with beauty.” Born on May 4, 1975, in Towson, Maryland, Breckenridge was a graduate of VCU’s art education program. She was a resident artist at McGuffey Art Center and exhibited her work frequently. In addition to her own art practice, Breckenridge was a beloved art teacher at Village School and Walton Middle School, where she taught for nine years. She incorporated a wide variety of materials and techniques into her work—acrylics, watercolor, inks, and printmaking, or gold leaf, mirror, and glitter for added zing. “She reached for whatever she felt would do the job,” says Grant. The McGuffey show consists of paintings, drawings, monotypes, artist’s books, and an assortment of journals, doodles, and notes positioned on a kind of altar. “Monotype Play” comprises a light box and cut-out images that Breckenridge used to create her monotypes. Visitors are invited to make their own arrangements. Breckenridge was concerned with the human condition. Her many subjects seem to be grappling with an enigmatic situation or force beyond their control. There’s alienation, but also connection. Though obviously human, her curious, attenuated figures are featureless, without faces, gender, or even race. Breckenridge wanted to eliminate these distinguishing factors, so that anyone could identify with them. This inclusiveness and connectivity are underscored by the recurring mesh or bubble-like motif that skims across figures and surfaces in numerous works—most obvious in “Catch and Release” and “Stretch.” Composed of many circles (individual circles also appear often in Breckenridge’s work), the mesh suggests energy, or aura, magnified by repletion. It emanates from and encompasses the figures like a net connecting all living things.


Ix Flix Free Summer Film Series: Do the Right Thing. Artmaking, family-friendly activities, food trucks, cold drinks, and a sunset movie screening. Free, 6pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org

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McGuffey show celebrates the life and work of Polly Breckenridge



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Thursday Evening Sunset Series. Live music, food trucks, Carter Mountain Wine, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and a beautiful view of the sunset. $10, 6pm. Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl. chilesfamily orchards.com





Saturday 8/13 The Transmitters. Theo Herrin opens for the reggae group. $12-15, 5pm. Rivanna River Company, 1538 E. High St. frontporch cville.org Tonal Strangers. Contemporary jazz, pop, and world music. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com

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Will Evans and Angelica X. Indie jazz. $15, 5pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket.com

Charlottesville City Market. Fresh produce, handmade gifts, homemade baked goods, and more. Free, 8am. Charlottesville City Market, 100 Water St. E. charlottesville.gov

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Farmers Market at Ix Art Park. Over 60 local vendors with produce, prepared foods, artisan goods, and more. Free, 8am. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org

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Botanical’s Feeling The Plantasy Drag Brunch. Charlottesville’s first all-vegan drag brunch hosted by the legendary Cake. $25, 11am. Botanical Plant-Based Fare, 421 E. Main St., Downtown Mall.

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Soul of Cville. Three full days showcasing Black culture through film, fashion, music, dance, and more. Free, 5pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org

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Zuzu’s Hot 5. New Orleans bluesy jazz and swing combo. Free, 1pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwood farmandwinery.com

dance Salsa Class. Learn to salsa and strut your stuff. $6-8, 7pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org

etc. Dungeons and Dragons. For beginners and experienced players alike. $5, 4pm. The End Games, 374 Hillsdale Dr. theendgames.co Local Eats & Beats. WTJU Radio DJs spin records all afternoon. Free, 11am. Potters Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potters craftcider.com

Monday 8/15 music Baby Jo’s. Tunes from the seven-piece New Orleans-inspired boogie and blues band. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskeyjarcville.com Berto & Vincent. Rumba rumba. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. southandcentralgrill.com Gin & Jazz. Brian Caputo Trio performs in the hotel lobby bar. Free, 5:30pm. Oakhurst Hall, 122 Oakhurst Cir. oakhurstinn.com

outside Summer Celebration Series: Music Mondays. Live music from Matt Johnson, and complimentary access to the one-acre putting course. Free, 6pm. Birdwood Bar & Grill, 410 Golf Course Dr. boarsheadresort.com

Tuesday 8/16 music Berto Sales. Brazilian and Latin guitar night. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. southandcentralgrill.com Cville Band Summer Concert #6. Celebrating the band’s centennial season. Free, 7:30pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. tingpavilion.com Vincent Zorn. Rumba night. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

etc. Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Useless knowledge means everything at this authentic homegrown trivia quiz. Free, 8pm. Firefly, 1304 E. Market St. firefly cville.com





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Style consultant Khalilah Jones (front) says her image work on the outside builds a client’s internal perspective, resulting in “unapologetic self-acceptance and confidence.”

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halilah Jones wears many fashionable hats as owner of Chic & Classy Image Consulting. She’s a style curator, image consultant, graphic designer, brand ambassador, fashion show coordinator, and advocate for the marginalized and underrepresented. She sums it all up with two words: atmosphere shifter. There’s no cookie-cutter approach to shifting a client’s atmosphere—each consult, or chic chat, requires Jones to come up with a unique game plan. “I am very intentional about providing a person-centered experience for each individual that I work with,” she says. “Each experience is customized and caters to my client.” Through wardrobe consulting and styling, she helps clients look their best so they can feel their best. Two common fashion faux pas Jones says she sees often are impulse buying and not letting go of the past. “If you feel like you peaked in high school and you’re still wearing off-the-shoulder graphic tees, cuffed Jordache jeans with a braided skinny belt, slouch socks, and Keds” you’d probably benefit from a closet audit. Jones is also an Ix Art Park advisory board member. She’s been busy organizing the Soul of Cville three-day celebration of Black culture that kicks off on Friday (see p. 21), which features film, fashion, music, dance, food, and The Phoenix fashion show.

Clothing is key, but “it’s so much more than just the wardrobe,” says Jones. “I truly feel I’ve done my job, not when they can craft a look using my formula, but when they walk in any room like they belong there. It’s the fierce, radical, and unapologetic self-acceptance and confidence. It is not thinking, ‘I hope they like me.’ It’s knowing you’ll be okay even if they don’t, because you’ve got enough love for yourself to last 1,000 lifetimes.” Jones’ support extends beyond image. When a client was diagnosed with cancer, and lost her hair, she had a hard time getting out of pajamas. After a special-occasion styling with Jones, she says she found new confidence. “I never thought I’d wear clothes again or even look in the mirror without crying. … All night I kept hearing [Jones’] voice say ‘always wear your invisible crown.’” That positive attitude is something Jones works hard to drive home with every client: Wear your invisible crown, she says, and “visualize your highest self and start showing up as her. You’ll find that you gradually develop a signature style that evolves as you do.” “You know,” muses Jones, “the most rewarding part [of my job] is when I follow up with clients and see so much growth and development in their life overall … the almost palpable confidence, the boldness. I can never get enough of that.“ Soul of Cville takes place at Ix Art Park from August 12-14. Learn more at ixart park.org.

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These local establishments are open and waiting to take your order. Email living@c-ville.com to add your restaurant to the list.

Asian Cuisine Afghan Kabob Authentic Afghan cuisine. 400 Emmet St. N. afghankabobcville.com. $$

Thai Cuisine & Noodle House Traditional Thai food, noodle dishes, and vegetarian specials. 2005 Commonwealth Dr. thaicuisinecville.com. $$

Akira Ramen & Sushi Japanese cuisine. 3912 Lenox Ave., Ste. 320. akirasushiramen.com $

Umma’s Korean and Japanese-American cuisine. 200 W. Water St. ummasfood.com. $$

Asian Express Chinese and Japanese with healthy options. 909 W. Main St. newasianexpress.com. $

Vu Noodles Fresh, vegetarian Vietnamese noodles, pho, bahn mi, and more. 111 E. Water St. vunoodles.com. $

Bamboo House Korean and Chinese options. 4831 Seminole Trail. 973-9211. $$ Bang! Asian-inspired tapas and inventive martinis. 213 Second St. SW. bangrestaurant.net. $$ Chimm Thai Thai street food. 5th Street Station; Dairy Market. chimmtaste.com. $$ Coconut Thai Kitchen Thai favorites from the Monsoon Siam team. 1015 Heathercroft Ln., Crozet. coconutcrozet.com. $$ Doma Korean-style barbecue, kimchi, and more. 701 W. Main St. domakoreankitchen.com. $ Himalayan Fusion Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. 520 E. Main St. himalayanfusion.com. $ Kanak Indian Kitchen Offering traditional homemade Indian food, plus cocktails. 5th Street Station. kanakcville.com. $ Lemongrass Vietnam meets Thailand. 104 14th St. NW. 244-THAI. $$ Lime Leaf Thai An upscale Thai experience. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 245-8884. $$ Marco & Luca Chinese snack food, including dumplings, sesame noodles, and pork buns. 112 W. Main St., Downtown Mall; 107 Elliewood Ave.; Seminole Square Shopping Center. $ Maru Korean BBQ & Grill Traditional Korean food with modern additions. 412 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. marudowntown.com. $ Manila Street Filipino food. Dairy Market. dairymarketcville.com. $

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Mashu Festival Authentic Asian festival food. Dairy Market. dairymarketcville.com. $ Milan Indian Cuisine Authentic Indian cuisine with all the standards. 1817 Emmet St. milan-indian-cuisine.com $$ Mochiko Hawaiian eats and suggested Hawaiian beer pairings. 5th Street Station. hawaiianfoodcville.com. $ Monsoon Siam Original Thai cuisine. 113 W. Market St. monsoonsiamcville.com. $$ Mashumen Japanese ramen and rice bowls. 2208 Fontaine Ave. mashumen.com. $$ Now & Zen Gourmet Japanese and sushi. 202 Second St. NW. nowandzencville.square.site. $$ Pad Thai Homestyle Thai cooking from an experienced chef. 156 Carlton Rd. padthaicville.com. $$ Pei Wei Asian Kitchen Chinese staples from fresh ingredients. 5th Street Station. peiwei.com. $ Pineapples Thai Kitchen Thai favorites from the Monsoon Siam team. 722 Preston Ave. pineapplescville.com. $$ Peter Chang China Grill Authentic Sichuan cuisine by a renowned chef. Barracks Road Shopping Center North Wing. peterchangcharlottesville. com. $$ Red Lantern Chinese cuisine by the pint or quart. 221 Carlton Rd. redlanterncharlottesville.com. $ Silk Thai Fresh, authentic Thai. 2210 Fontaine Ave. charlottesville.silkthairestaurant.com. $$ Tara Thai Affordable Thai faves, with multiple meat, fish, and veggie options. Barracks Road Shopping Center. tarathai.com. $$ Taste of China Chinese standards from a lengthy menu. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. tasteofchinacharlottesville.com. $$ Ten Upscale second-floor spot serving modern Japanese. 120 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ten-sushi.com. $$$ Thai ’99 II Thai noodle and rice dishes, curries, and stirfrys. Albemarle Square. thai99usa.com. $

Glass Half Full Taproom A large selection of beers, wines, and spirits. 5th Street Station. glasshalffullbar.com. $

Burger Bach New Zealand-inspired gastropub. The Shops at Stonefield. theburgerbach.com. $$

Kardinal Hall An extensive list of brews. 722 Preston Ave. kardinalhall.com. $$

Citizen Burger Burgers, salads, and other favorites. 212 E. Main St., Downtown Mall; Dairy Market. citizenburgerbarcville.com. $$

The Lobby Bar Playful takes on classic cocktails and mocktails, with a menu of bar snacks. 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com. $

Five Guys Fast-casual hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries. Barracks Road Shopping Center; Hollymead Town Center. fiveguys.com. $$


Lucky Blue’s Bar Fast-casual bowls, burritos, and cheesesteaks. 223 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. luckybluesbar.com. $

GRN Burger Griddle smashed burgers, salty fries, and crunchy nuggets, all meat free. Dairy Market. grnburger.com. $

Albemarle Baking Company Breads, cakes, and pastries. 418 W. Main St. albemarlebakingco. com. $

Matchbox Wood-fired pizzas, salads, salmon, steak dinners, and gourmet burgers. 2055 Bond St. matchboxrestaurants.com. $$

Bee Conscious Baking Company Pastries, cakes, and organically-grown produce. Dairy Market. beeconsciousbakingcompany.com. $

Michie Tavern Southern midday fare from an 18th-century tavern. 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. michietavern.com. $$

Lazy Parrot Wings and Brews Ribs, chicken, and brisket served in a tropics-themed space. Pantops Shopping Center. lazyparrotwingsandbrews.com. $$

Bowerbird Bakeshop Pastries, breads, and cookies using locally sourced ingredients. 120 10th St. NW, bowerbirdbakeshop.com. $

The Milkman’s Bar Led by mixologist River Hawkins, the joint serves creative cocktails that pay homage to the ‘50s. Dairy Market. milkmansbar. com. $$

Caked Up Cville Small-batch cupcakes and cakes. cakedupcville.com. $ Cake Bloom A cake and bubbles bar with freshly-baked treats by the slice or whole. 705 W. Main St. cakebloom.com. $$ Cou Cou Rachou Croissants, tatins, financiers, danishes, cake slices, muffins, and more. 917 Preston Ave. Suite B; 1837 Broadway St. coucourachou.com. $ Gearharts Fine Chocolates Freshly baked pastries, cakes, cookies, brownies, and chocolates. 243 Ridge McIntire Rd. gearhartschocolates.com. $ Great Harvest Bread Co. Sandwiches, sweets, and bread baked from scratch every day. McIntire Plaza. greatharvestcville.com. $ MarieBette Café & Bakery European-inspired fare. 700 Rose Hill Dr. mariebette.com. $ Paradox Pastry Known for biscuits, European pastries, and the legendary DMB cookies and brownies. 313 Second St. SE. #103. paradoxpastry.com. $

Miller’s Old-school bar serving up elevated Southern pub fare. 109 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. millersdowntown.com. $ Outback Steakhouse Bloomin’ onions and giant steaks. 1101 Seminole Trl. outback.com. $$

Luv’n Oven Gizzards, livers, fries, and shakes. 162 Village Sq., Scottsville. luvn-oven.com. $ Martin’s Grill Hamburgers, veggie burgers, and fries. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. martinsgrill. com. $ Mission BBQ Pulled turkey, pork, and chicken, plus racks by the bone. The Shops at Stonefield. mission-bbq.com. $$ Moe’s Original BBQ Alabama-style pulled pork smoked in-house. 2119 Ivy Rd. moesoriginalbbq. com. $

Peloton Station Cycle-centric tavern and bike shop. 114 10th St. NW. pelotonstation.com. $$

Multiverse Kitchens A digital food hall home to seven different restaurants—Fowl Mouthed Chicken, Firebox, Brookville Biscuit + Brunch, Keevil Tea Room, Smashing Salads, Long Strange Chip, and Toad in the Hole. McIntire Plaza. multiversekitchens.com. $-$$

Ralph Sampson’s American Taproom An upscale sports bar experience. 973 Emmet St. N. americantaproom.com. $$

Riverside Lunch Smashburgers, dogs, and fries. 1429 Hazel St., 971-3546; 1770 Timberwood Blvd., 979-1000. $

Rapture Playful Southern cuisine. 300 E. Main St. rapturerestaurant.com. $$

Royalty Eats Soul food staples, including chicken and waffles, plenty of sides, and desserts. 820 Cherry Ave. 923-3287. $

The Peidmont Bar & Kitchen Everything from sandwiches and pizza, to salads and burgers. 1791 Richmond Rd. thepiedmontva.com. $$

Red Crab Seafood Seafood boils, po boys, and more. 905 Twentyninth Pl. Ct. redcrabseafood. com. $

Soul Food Joint A homecooked meal made up of your favorite Southern staples, sides, and fixins. 300 E. Market St. soulfoodjoint.com. $

The Rooftop Bar Serving up pizzas, alongside cocktails, locally-sourced craft beers, and local wine. 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com. $

Vision BBQ Meats smoked the old fashioned way. 249 Ridge McIntire Rd. visionbbqcville.com. $

The Pie Chest Homemade breakfast and hand pies, plus by-the-slice options. 119 Fourth St. NE.; 1518 E. High St. thepiechestcville.com. $

Sedona Taphouse Lots of craft beers and an all-American menu. 1035 Millmont St. sedonataphouse.com. $$

Wayside Takeout & Catering Fried chicken and barbecue sandwiches. 2203 Jefferson Park Ave. waysidechicken.com. $

Quality Pie Ex-Mas chef Tomas Rahal serves Spanish-inspired fare. 309 Avon St. qualitypieva. com. $$

Selvedge Brewing Elevated bar fare from Chef Tucker Yoder. The Wool Factory. thewoolfactory. com. $$

Sliced. cake bar Mobile bakery offering whole cakes, cake flights, cake pops, and buttercream shots. slicedcakebar.com. $

Skrimp Shack Shrimp, fish, and chicken tacos, sandwiches, and baskets. 1970 Rio Hill Center. theskrimpshack.olo.com. $

Bars and Grills

South Street Brewery Draft brews, cocktails, wine, and an extensive food list. 106 South St. W. southstreetbrewery.com. $$

Petite MarieBette MarieBette’s little sister. 105 E. Water St. mariebette.com. $

Alamo Drafthouse Burgers, pizzas, salads, snacks, and desserts prepared fresh from locally sourced ingredients. 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com. $ Beer Run Massive tap and packaged beer offerings, plus food. 156 Carlton Rd. beerrun.com. $$ Bobboo A curated list of whiskeys from Virginia and around the world, with bespoke charcuterie boards and classic, hand-crafted cocktails. 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com. $$ Bonefish Grill A seafood-centric menu, plus steaks and cocktails. Hollymead Town Center. bonefishgrill.com. $$ The Château Lobby Bar Creative cocktails, wine, craft beer, and small plates sourced from local purveyors. 122 Oakhurst Cir. oakhurstinn.com. $$ Dürty Nelly’s Pub—Deli Subs and sandwiches, with a late-night pub menu. 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellyscharlottesville.com. $ Fardowners Local ingredients liven up pub fare like sliders and sandwiches. 5773 The Square, Crozet. fardowners.com. $$ Firefly Craft beer, burgers, salads, vegetarianfriendly menu. 1304 E. Market St. fireflycville. com. $ The Fitzroy A kitchen and bar offering updates of comforting classics. 120 E. Main St. thefitzroycville.com. $$

Texas Roadhouse Steaks, ribs, and from-scratch sides. Albemarle Square. texasroadhouses.com. $$ Timberwood Grill All-American eatery and after-work watering hole. 3311 Worth Crossing. timberwoodgrill.com. $$ Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery Locally sourced, beer-infused dishes including Southern classics and a kids menu. 520 Second St. SE. threenotchdbrewing.com. $$ The Whiskey Jar Saloon-style Southern spot with more than 90 varieties of whiskey. 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskeyjarcville. com. $$ Whistlestop Grill American comfort food. 1200 Crozet Ave., Crozet. thewhistlestopgrill.com. $

Burgers, BBQ, and Chicken Ace Biscuit & Barbecue Breakfast and lunch spot with BBQ and soul food by the biscuit. 600 Concord Ave. acebiscuitandbarbecue.com. $ Angelic’s Kitchen Soul food eatery serving chicken, seafood, ribs, and more. Dairy Market. angelicskitchen.com. $ Brown’s Fried chicken and sides. 1218 Avon St. 295-4911. $

Gourmet Groceries and Gas Stations Batesville Market Sandwiches to order, salads, and baked goods plus cheeses, produce, and packaged goods. 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket. com. $ Bellair Market Gourmet sandwich spot. 2401 Ivy Rd. tigerfuelmarkets.com. $ Blue Ridge Bottle Shop Craft beer store with bottles and growlers. 2025 Library Ave, Crozet. blueridgebottleshop.com. $$ Brownsville Market Breakfast starting at 5am, plus burgers, sides, and fried chicken. 5995 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. 823-5251. $ Feast! Cheese, wine, and specialty foods. 416 W. Main St. feastvirginia.com. $$ Foods of All Nations Sandwiches, deli fare, and salads. 2121 Ivy Rd. foodsofallnations.com. $$ Greenwood Gourmet Grocery Made-to-order sandwiches, fresh soup, and a deli with rotating dishes. 6701 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. greenwoodva.com. $$ Hunt Country Market & Deli Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2048 Garth Rd. 296-1648. $ Integral Yoga Natural Foods All-natural food, organic produce, supplements, plus a deli and juice smoothie bar. 923 Preston Ave. iyfoods. com. $$ J.M. Stock Provisions Whole-animal butcher shop with sandwiches to go, craft beer, and wines. 709 W. Main St. stockprovisions.com. $$ Market Street Market Full service grocery store with a deli, local produce, freshly baked breads, cheeses, health and beauty items, beers, and wines. 400 E. Market St. marketstreetmarket.net. $$


Market Street Wine An independent shop for wine, beer, and gourmet products. 311 E. Market St. marketstwine.com. $$ Mill Creek Market The Southern sister of Bellair Market. 1345 Parham Cir. tigerfuelmarkets.com. $

Trader Joe’s Grocery chain that boasts top quality at low cost. The Shops at Stonefield. traderjoes.com. $$

Continental Divide Tacos and enchiladas. 811 W. Main St. continental-divide.square.site. $$ Farmacy Café Organic, local superfood Mexican fusion. The CODE Building. farmacy.guru. $$ Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Baja-style tacos and other Mexican eats. 5th Street Station. fuzzystacoshop.com. $ Guadalajara Family-run authentic Mexican food. Multiple locations. guadalajaramexicanva.com. $

Whole Foods Market Eco-minded chain with natural and organic grocery items, housewares, and other products. 1797 Hydraulic Rd. wholefoodsmarket.com. $$

Guajiros Miami Eatery Miami-inspired, with strong Cuban influence as well as Central and Southern American dishes. 1871 Seminole Trail. guajiros.net. $

Wyant’s Store Home-cooked country fare. 4696 Garth Rd., Crozet. 823-7299. $

La Michoacana Taqueria & Restaurant Hearty Mexican standards, including tacos, tamales, and tortas. 1138 E. High St. 202-1336. $

Italian and Pizza Anna’s Pizza No. 5 Family-owned and operated. 115 Maury Ave. 295-7500. $ Belmont Pizza and Pub Fresh, stone-baked pizza. 211 Carlton Rd., Ste. 10. belmontpizzaandpub. com. $

Billy Pie at Random Row Brewing Stone oven Neapolian style pizza in a brewery taproom. 608 Preston Ave. randomrow.com. $ Christian’s Pizza Fresh pies, by-the-slice or whole. Multiple locations. $ Crozet Pizza Family-owned pizza parlor. 5794 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet; 20 Elliewood Ave. 601 5th St. SW. $ Dino’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Rotisserie Chicken A selection of wood-fired artisan pizzas and rotisserie chicken with flavors from around the world. Dairy Market. dinos.restaurant. $$ Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie The alternative pizza. 4916 Plank Rd., North Garden. drhoshumblepie.com. $$ Fabio’s New York Pizza Pizza, subs, salads, and calzones made by natives of Naples. 1551 E. High St. fabiosnypizza.com. $ Fry’s Spring Station Fire-roasted pizza and Italian eats. 2115 Jefferson Park Ave. eatatfrys.com. $ Lampo Neapolitan-style pizza and snacks. 205 Monticello Rd. lampopizza.com. $$ Lampo2go Lampo’s to go location. 929 Second St. SE. lampopizza.com. $$ Luce Literal hole in the wall serving fresh, handmade pasta to go. 110 Second St. NW. lucepasta. com. $$

Mas Spanish tapas and wines. 904 Monticello Rd. mastapas.com. $$ Morsel Compass The taco food truck’s brick-andmortar spot. 2025 Library Ave., Crozet. morselcompass.com. $$ Passiflora A Baja-Mediterranean-inspired menu. 422 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. passiflorava.com. $$ Qdoba Mexican Grill Spicy burritos, quesadillas, and Mexican salads. 3918 Lenox Ave. qdoba.com. $ Sombrero’s Mexican Cuisine & Café Authentic Mexican cuisine. 112 W. Main St., Ste. 6. sombreroscville.com. $ South and Central Latin Grill Small plates, steaks, sides, and more. Dairy Market. southandcentralgrill.com. $$ Torchy’s Tacos Mexican street-food-style tacos. The Shops at Stonefield. torchystacos.com. $

Mediterranean & Caribbean Aromas Café & Catering Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. 900 Natural Resources Dr. aromascafeandcatering.com. $ Bacio Mediterranean Cuisine Rustic and modern Greek, Lebanese and Italian cuisine. 375 Four Leaf Ln. baciomed.com. $$ Cava Fast-casual Mediterranean with lots of vegetarian options. 1200 Emmet St. N, #110. cava.com. $

Fig Southern and Mediterranean bistro fare. 1331 W. Main St. figuva.com. $ Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar Dishes from Spain to Greece and wines of the world. 416 W. Main St. orzokitchen.com. $$ Otto Turkish Street Food Go for the doner kebabs and stay for the rosemary fries. 111 W. Water St. otto-cville.com. $

Sal’s Cafe Italia Family owned and operated, from Sicily and Brooklyn. 221 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. salscaffeitalia.com. $

Pearl Island Cafe Caribbean-inspired lunch spot with vegan options. 233 Fourth St. NW. pearlislandcatering.square.site. $

Tavola Rustic Italian with housemade pastas, craft cocktails, and a Wine Spectator award-winning list. 826 Hinton Ave. tavolavino.com. $$

Smyrna Simple, locally sourced dishes from a Mediterranean, Aegean cuisine. 707 W. Main St. smyrnacville.com. $$

Vita Nova Creative ingredients on hearty pizza by the slice. 310 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. vitanovapizzapasta.com. $

Sticks Kebob Shop Kebobs, bowls, and more. 917 Preston Ave.; 1820 Abbey Rd. stickskebobshop.com. $

Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria This regional chain has pies plus a slew of subs, pastas, and stromboli. Hollymead Town Center. vinnysitaliangrill.com. $$

Sultan Kebab Authentic Turkish cuisine with vegetarian options. 333 Second St. SE. sultankebabcville.com. $

Vivace Every kind of pasta imaginable, plus seafood. 2244 Ivy Rd. vivacecville.com. $$

Thyme & Co. Lebanese flatbread, dips, salads, bowls, and desserts. 104 14th St. NW., Ste. 2. thyme-co.com. $

Vocelli Pizza Pizza, pasta, paninis, salads, stromboli, and antipasti. Woodbrook Shopping Center. vocellipizza.com. $

Latin American Brazos Tacos Austin, Texas-style breakfast, lunch, early dinner, and brunch tacos. 925 Second St. SE. brazostacos.com. $ The Bebedero Upscale, authentic Mexican. 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com. $$

Moo Thru Cups, cones, milkshakes, and more. Dairy Market. dairymarketcville.com. $

Ivy Provisions Deli and retail food shop offering fresh, housemade breakfast and lunch all day. 2206 Ivy Rd. ivyprovisions.com. $ Jersey Mike’s Subs Subs, salads, and wraps. 2040 Abbey Rd., Ste. 104; 5th Street Station. jerseymikes.com. $ Jimmy John’s Sandwiches and gourmet subs. 1650 E. Rio Rd.; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center. jimmyjohns.com. $ Kitchenette Sandwich Shop Sandwiches, soups, and salads made fresh. 920 9 1/2 St. NE. kitchenetteva.com. $ Mane Course Sandwiches A fast-casual, equestrian themed restaurant. 179 Connor Dr. manecoursesandwiches.com. $

Aberdeen Barn A classic steakhouse. 2018 Holiday Dr. aberdeenbarn.com. $$$ The Alley Light Classic, French, shared plates, craft cocktails and small grower wines. 108 2nd St. SW. alleylight.com. $$

Brasserie Saison Modern European fare and house-brewed beer. 111 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. brasseriesaison.com. $$

Revolutionary Soup Soups and sandwiches. 108 Second St. SW., Downtown Mall. revolutionarysoup.com. $

C&O Restaurant An a la carte menu, with must-try cocktails. 515 E. Water St. candorestaurant.com. $$$

Roots Natural Kitchen Fast-casual salads and grain bowls. 1329 W. Main St. rootsnaturalkitchen.com. $

Café Frank Chef Jose De Brito brings everyday food from a classic French kitchen. 317 E. Main St. cafefrankcville.com. $$

Take It Away Sandwiches on freshly baked breads. Dairy Market; 115 Elliewood Ave. takeitawaysandwichshop.com. $ Taste Shack Fast-casual soups, sandwiches, burgers, and more. 2291 Seminole Ln. 956-4782. $

Sweet Treats and Sips Ben & Jerry’s Premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and non-dairy options. Barracks Road Shopping Center. benjerry.com. $ Bluegrass Creamery Grassfed soft serve, scooped, and vegan ice cream, pies, and cookies. Ix Art Park. (202) 643-2286. $ Carpe Donut Organic donuts and beverages. McIntire Plaza. carpedonut.org. $ Chandler’s Ice Cream Small roadside ice cream joint. 921 River Rd. $ Chaps Gourmet homemade ice cream and diner fare. 223 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. chapsicecream.com. $ Cocoa & Spice A family-owned chocolate business. 112 W. Main St., Ste. 3, Downtown Mall. cocoaandspice.com. $ Cold Stone Creamery Ice cream chain offering design-your-own creations hand-mixed on a granite slab, plus shakes and more. 1709 Emmet St. N. coldstonecreamery.com. $ Corner Juice UVA alum-owned juice spot with cold-pressed options and smoothies. 1509 University Ave.; 201 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. $ Crumbl A rotating menu of five specialty flavors. Hollymead Shopping Center. crumblcookies.com. $$ Dejua’s Creationz A rotating selection of sweet treats, including ice cream, smoothies, cupcakes, and cakes. Fashion Square Mall. dejuascreationz. com. $

Soups, Salads, and Sandwiches Baggby’s Gourmet Sandwiches Sandwiches, salads, and soups. 512 E Main St. Downtown Mall. baggbys.com. $

Insomnia Cookies Chain that specializes in delivering warm cookies, baked goods, and ice cream. 1409 University Ave. insomniacookies. com. $

Bodo’s Bagels Sandwiches on bagels made inhouse daily. 1418 N. Emmet St.; 505 Preston Ave.; 1609 University Ave. bodosbagels.com. $

The Juice Laundry Smoothies, juices, and bowls. 722 Preston Ave., Ste. 105. thejuicelaundry.com. $

The Bradbury Cafe Serving breakfast, brick oven pizza, sandwiches, and salads, with coffee and espresso. 300 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebradburydowntown.com. $

Upscale Casual

Panera Bread Chain with casual fare. Barracks Road Shopping Center; Fifth Street Station. panerabread.com. $$

Dunkin’ Donuts Donuts and beverages. Rivanna Plaza. dunkindonuts.com. $

Cinema Taco A movie-themed joint offering tacos, burritos, empanadas, and margaritas. 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com. $

SweetFrog Soft-serve frozen yogurt, plus sorbet, with toppings. Hollymead Town Center. sweetfrog.com. $

Bizou Playful French-American bistro. 119 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. bizoudowntown. com. $$

Duck Donuts Sweet and savory customizable donuts. The Shops at Stonefield. duckdonuts. com. $

Chipotle Made-to-order burritos and tacos. Barracks Road Shopping Center; 2040 Abbey Rd., Ste. 101. chipotle.com $

Splendora’s Gelato Seasonally-inspired gelato and espresso drinks. The Shops at Stonefield. splendoras.square.site. $

Organic Krush Organic foods and cold-pressed juices, including all day breakfast, smoothies, wraps, and bowls. The Shops at Stonefield. organickrush. com. $$

Zoës Kitchen Fresh made Mediterranean. Barracks Road Shopping Center. zoeskitchen.com. $

Botanical Plant-Based Fare Sandwiches, bowls, mac and cheese, and shareables, all meat and dairy free. 421 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. botanicalfare.com. $$

Smoothie King Serving smoothies, supplements, and healthy snacks. Barracks Road Shopping Center. smoothieking.com. $

Kilwins Old-fashioned confectionery chain selling chocolates, ice cream, handmade sweets, and gift baskets. 313 E Main St., Downtown Mall. $

Fleurie Upscale, modern French cuisine with à la carte and tasting menus. 108 Third St. NE. fleurierestaurant.com. $$$ Hamiltons’ at First & Main Contemporary American cuisine with a full bar and extensive wine list. 110 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. hamiltonsrestaurant.com. $$$ Ivy Inn Fine dining in a charming tollhouse. 2244 Old Ivy Rd. ivyinnrestaurant.com. $$$ The Local New American cuisine and wine. 824 Hinton Ave. thelocal-cville.com. $$ Marigold by Jean-Georges Committed to sustainable and seasonal dishes by an acclaimed chef. 701 Club Dr. marigoldjg.com. $$$ Maya Locally sourced Southern fare and imaginative cocktails. 633 W. Main St. maya-restaurant. com. $$ The Melting Pot Fondue fun for all. 501 E. Water St. meltingpot.com. $$$ The Mill Room An upscale, resort eatery with an American menu. 200 Ednam Dr. boarsheadresort.com. $$$ Mockingbird A dinner only menu with a modern take on Southern classics. 421 Monticello Rd. mockingbird-cville.com. $$ Oakhart Social Seasonal, creative, modern American food for sharing. 511 W. Main St. oakhartsocial.com. $$ Petit Pois Locally sourced French dishes paired with wine in cute bistro quarters. 201 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. petitpoisrestaurant.com. $$ Pink Grouse A game-forward menu and a curated wine list with highlights from across Virginia and Europe. 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com. $$ Public Fish & Oyster East Coast seafood, including a raw bar, craft cocktails, and microbrews. 513 W. Main St. publicfo.com. $$ Restoration Great views and American fare. 5494 Golf Dr., Crozet. oldtrailclub.com. $$ The Ridley Black-owned experiential Southern cuisine and craft cocktails. 1106 W. Main St. theridleyva.com. $$ Riverbirch Restaurant Fresh and local American-style cuisine. 630 Riverside Shops Way. riverbirchrestaurant.com. $$ Siren American-Mediterranean inspired fare with a seafood focus brought to you by Chef Laura Fonner. 247 Ridge McIntire Rd. sirencville.com. $$ Southern Crescent Cajun and Creole fare. 814 Hinton Ave. thesoutherncrescent.com. $$

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La Flor Michoacana Homemade paletas (popsicles), ice cream, ice cream cakes, and other treats. 601A Cherry Ave. laflormichoacana.com. $

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Little Star Spanish- and Mexican-inspired food. 420 W. Main St. littlestarrestaurant.com. $$

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Musician Viv Albertine has recorded four albums and played guitar for The Slits, a famous punk band. She has also written two books and worked as a TV director for 20 years. Her accomplishments are impressive. Yet she also acknowledges that she has spent a lot of time in bed for many reasons: needing to rest, seeking refuge to think and meditate, recovering from illness, feeling overwhelmed or lonely or sad. She admiringly cites other creative people who, like her, have worked in their beds: Emily Dickinson, Patti Smith, Edith Sitwell, and Frida Kahlo. I mention this, Virgo, because the coming days will be an excellent time for you to seek sanctuary and healing and creativity in bed.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran author Katherine Mansfield wrote, “The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, and a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of.” Be inspired by her in the coming weeks, Libra. I suspect you will flourish if you give yourself the luxury of exploring your untamed side. The time is ripe to wander in nature and commune with exciting influences outside your comfort zone. What uncharted frontier would you enjoy visiting?

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When you are functioning at your best, you Scorpios crave only the finest, top-quality highs. You embrace joys and pleasures that generate epiphanies and vitalizing transformations. Mediocre varieties of fun don’t interest you. You avoid debilitating indulgences that provide brief excitement but spawn long-term problems. In the coming weeks, dear Scorpio, I hope you will embody these descriptions. It’s crucial that you seek gratifications and delectations that uplift you, ennoble you, and bless your future.


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(23-Aug. 22): One of the inspiring experiments I hope you will attempt in the coming months is to work on loving another person as wildly and deeply and smartly as you love yourself. In urging you to try this exercise, I don’t mean to imply that I have a problem with you loving yourself wildly and deeply and smartly. I endorse your efforts to keep increasing the intensity and ingenuity with which you adore and care for yourself. But here’s a secret: Learning to summon a monu-

build a list of further marvels that you will wish on. It’s the magic wish season of the year for you: a time when you’re more likely than usual to encounter and generate miracles. Be proactive! Oh, and very important: What are your three top wishes?

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Author Aldous Huxley wrote, “That people do not learn much from the lessons of history is the most important lesson that history has to teach.” While his observation is true much of the time, I don’t think it will be so for you in the coming weeks. I suspect you will triumph over past patterns that have repeated and repeated themselves. You will study your life story and figure out what you must do to graduate from lessons you have finally, completely learned.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In the film I Origins, a scientist says this to a lover: “When the Big Bang happened, all the atoms in the universe were smashed together into one little dot that exploded outward. So my atoms and your atoms were together then . . . my atoms have always known your atoms.” Although this sounds poetic, it’s true in a literal sense: The atoms that compose you and me and everyone else were originally all squeezed together in a tiny space. We knew each other intimately! The coming days will be an excellent time to celebrate your fundamental link with the rest of the universe. You’ll be extra receptive to feeling connection. You’ll be especially adept at fitting your energy together with others’. You’ll love the sensation of being united, merged, blended.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): My Piscean friend Luna sent me a message that sums up how I feel

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Taurus (April 20-May 20): If I had to choose a mythic deity to be your symbolic helper, I would pick Venus. The planet Venus is ruler of your sign, and the goddess Venus is the maven of beauty and love, which are key to your happiness. But I would also assign Hephaestus to you Tauruses. He was the Greek god of the metalworking forge. He created Zeus’ thunderbolts, Hermes’ winged helmet, Aphrodite’s

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Cancerian drummer Ringo Starr is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though he has received less acclaim than his fellow Beatles, many critics recognize him as a skillful and original drummer. How did he get started? At age 13, he contracted tuberculosis and lived in a sanatorium for two years. The medical staff encouraged him to join the hospital band, hoping it would stimulate his motor skills and alleviate boredom. Ringo used a makeshift mallet to bang the cabinet near his bed. Good practice! That’s how his misfortune led to his joy and success. Is there an equivalent story in your life, Cancerian? The coming months will be a good time to take that story to its next level. Expanded weekly audio horoscopes and daily text mes-







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(March 21-April 19): Tips to get the most out of the coming weeks: 1. Exercise your willpower at random moments just to keep it limber. 2. Be adept at fulfilling your own hype. 3. Argue for fun. Be playful and frisky as you banter. Disagree for the sport of it, without feeling attached to being right or needing the last word. 4. Be unable to understand how anyone can resist you or not find you alluring. 5. Declare yourself president of everything, then stage a coup d’état. 6. Smile often when you have no reason to. 7. If you come upon a square peg, round hole situation, change the shape of the hole.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): To be a true Gemini, you must yearn for knowledge—whether it’s about coral reefs, ancient maps of Sumer, sex among jellyfish, mini black holes, your friends’ secrets, or celebrity gossip. You need to be an eternal student who craves education. Are some things more important to learn than others? Of course, but that gauge is not always apparent in the present. A seemingly minor clue or trick you glean today may become unexpectedly helpful a month from now. With that perspective in mind, I encourage you to be promiscuous in your lust for new information and teachings in the coming weeks.


This green wrap dress symbolizes love, calm, and feeling soothed. It was a gift from my husband, and reminds me of how well he knows me.

This shirt makes me feel bold, flowy, and free. It was originally worn by my uncle, then my dad, then passed down to me.


magic bra, Achilles’ armor, Eros’ bow and arrows, and the thrones for all the deities in Olympus. The things he made were elegant and useful. I nominate him to be your spirit guide during the next ten months. May he inspire you to be a generous source of practical beauty.



about you these days. I’ll repeat it here in the hope it will inspire you to be perfectly yourself. Luna said, “Every time I meet someone who was born within like two weeks of my birthday, I end up with the impression that they are the loopiest and wisest person I’ve met in a long time. They are totally ridiculous and worthy of profound respect. They are unhinged and brilliantly focused. They are fuzzy-headed dreamers who couldn’t possibly ever get anything practical accomplished and they are lyrical thinkers who charm me with their attunement to the world’s beauty and impress me with their understanding of how the world works. Hahahahaha. Luckily for me, I know the fool is sacred.”

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(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Wish on everything,” advises Sagittarian author Francesca Lia Block. “Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.” Your homework during the next two weeks, Sagittarius, is to




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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


A spacious and meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Manor home on 57 acres of tranquility, and panoramic views of the Southwest Mtns. and to the west are winter views of the Blue Ridge Mtns. 6 miles from Charlottesville. MLS#626941 $2,850,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


2-story, custom home, 4 BR, 5 BA, 7 FP, spacious rooms, and numerous windows providing an abundance of light and airy feeling. Idyllic wooded setting overlooking pond with enormous privacy on 76 acres. Under conservation easement with the VOF. MLS#628772 $2,750,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

Ivy location! Western school district. This home has over two acres, and is quietly situated on a cul-de-sac. The main level floor plan is an open concept, and includes one of the 4 BR, and a full renovated BA. Upstairs includes the primary BR with a large renovated BA, walk in closet, 2 more BR and another renovated BA. There is a walk out full basement with large rec room, another fully renovated BA, laundry, utility room, large unfinished workshop, and lots of storage. MLS#630693 $574,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


317 acre estate that has it all, location, views, water, a spectacular 5-BR residence, event center and more! The 15+ acre lake is centered among lush rolling fields of rich grass and unparalleled views. Additional acreage available. 25 minutes west of Charlottesville. MLS#631962 $8,875,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


A private 18 acre horse farm, with 4 BR main residence, 1 BR cottage, beautiful 8 stall center aisle barn, outdoor riding ring, and several fenced pastures and hay fields. With access onto 570 plus acres of parkland with trails. MLS#632164 $1,295,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


An oasis of tranquility and fine country living appr. 20 minutes to Charlottesville and CHO airport. 177 private acres with circa 1901 classic Virginia farm house, 3 ponds, completely remodeled and updated. MLS#626933 $3,475,000 Jim Faulconer,434.981.0076 www.RivandaleVa.com


Striking residence on 5+ acres in the heart of Keswick. Architecturally-designed with numerous high-end custom features. Gracious one level living with 3,471 fin. sq. ft. Minutes from the world class Keswick Hall, Charlottesville, UVA, and Pantops. MLS#626196 $1,195,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250



Stunning, mountain views available on this attractive 14± acre property, originally named Locust Grove Farm dating back to the 1880s, possessing lovely streams and woods, along with both hardwoods and pines. This charming parcel is tucked in a bucolic area, yet only 1.5 miles from Route 151 Brew Trail, along with easy access to Wintergreen, Charlottesville, and UVA. Unique opportunity to choose from several, desirable building sites. Firefly internet coming soon. MLS#629702 Robert Mellen, 434.996.7386 or Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250


Pastoral views from this 3 BR brick home on 159 acres in Southern Albemarle. Gently rolling meadows, fields & woodland, ideal for farming with fenced pastures, ample water sources, equipment shed & barn. Property is not under easement & has 4 division rights. MLS#630428 $1,685,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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Custom built 5 BR residence on 2 ac. lot in Meriwether Lewis Elementary District! Stunning home has top quality finishes and many features include: an open floor concept on all levels; cathedral & vaulted ceilings; fully loaded chef ’s kitchen; and so much more! MLS#632111 $1,675,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455


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


1-story, 2,147 SF commercial office building at corner Westfield RD just off Rte 29S. Zoned Commercial Office (CO) use includes administrative and business offices, professional offices, medical, dental and optical, financial institutions, libraries & museums. $749,000 Mark Mascotte, 434. 825.8610


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


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


3 separate, parcels with commanding Blue Ridge Mtn. views, level building sites only 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


Church residence. Redesigned by architect Bruce Wardell, as his own home. A separate addition has 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Has been further enhanced and improved by the current owners. Bucolic views complete the perfect setting. MLS#630270 $810,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124


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


4.15-acre lot offers privacy, great location, small subdivision, state maintained road, high speed internet available, just 3.5 miles to Rivanna Station, NGIC and 6 miles to Hollymead Center and the CHO Airport. (Owner/Agent) MLS#608508 $189,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


Private, 6+ acre wooded lot, that’s conveniently close to Charlottesville, but still in Albemarle County. The property contains large, mature trees and a small stream that winds through the middle. Three potential division rights. MLS#626128 $259,000 Jeremy Fields, 434.270.1220

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87+ acre pine forest property is a good investment tract, or use as a hunting and recreational tract, or with multiple division rights, a place to build a home or more than one home. Potential mountain views, and private settings. MLS#629213 $499,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


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 wellpriced parcel. MLS#621178 $189,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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CAAR Homes Sales Report Second Quarter 2022 Market Report Key Takeaways Economic Conditions • Virginia’s job market continues to recover from the pandemic-related losses. The state added 6,600 jobs between April and May and is now about 42,200 jobs short of pre-pandemic levels. Most of the growth this month was in the Leisure and Hospitality sector. • Despite growing economic uncertainty and rising inflation, unemployment remains very low. In May, the unemployment rate was 3% statewide and 2.7% in the Charlottesville region. • Mortgage rates are on the rise but have dipped from a month ago. In the third week of July, the average 30-year rate was 5.54%, up from the prior week, but down from the end of June when it was 5.7%.


Housing Market Conditions • There were 1,380 homes sold in the CAAR area in the second quarter. This is an 11% drop from the second quarter a year ago, which is 165 fewer sales. The market has been cooling in the CAAR region for four consecutive quarters. • Prices continue to surge in the CAAR footprint even as sales activity is slowing. The median sales price regionwide was $417,850 in the second quarter, jumping up 11% from a year ago, a gain of $41,850. • Supply increased significantly in the CAAR housing market this quarter. There were 741 active listings across the footprint, 163 more listings than last year, a 28% increase.

Key Trends Dashboard, CAAR Economy • 2.7% | Is the May-2022 unemployment rate in the CAAR footprint, which is up from Apr-2022


• 5.54% | Is the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate during the third week of July 2022, which is up 2.76 percentage points from a year ago Housing Market • -165 | Fewer home sales in the CAAR footprint in Q2-2022 compared to last year • 11% | Percent change in median sales price in the CAAR region in Q2-2022 compared to a year ago • $37.6 | Million dollars more in total sold volume in the CAAR footprint in Q2-2022 compared to last year • 28% | Percent change in active listings at the end of Q2-2022 in the CAAR market compared to a year ago • 1.8| Months of supply in the CAAR

footprint in Q2-2022, which is up from a year ago

Economic Overview There continues to be a lot of economic uncertainty as inflation lingers at a 40-year high and supply chain issues persist. Mortgage interest rates are climbing, and purchasing power is down, leaving many buyers on the sidelines. Despite these headwinds, Virginia’s job base continues to grow, and unemployment remains very low. Jobs In May 2022, there were 4.04 million jobs across Virginia, a gain of 6,600 jobs between April and May. Virginia’s job base has been expanding for the past two years and is now about 46,200 shy of pre-pandemic levels. Several job sectors have fully recovered and have actually expanded since the start of the pandemic, including the Professional and Technical Services sector, and the Federal Government sector. The homeownership rate within these two job sectors tends to be relatively high, so growth in these sectors provides fuel for the housing market in Virginia. One of the fastest growing job sectors in recent months has been the Leisure and Hospitality sector. This sector was hit the hardest by the pandemic and is still recovering. Unemployment The unemployment rate continues to be a bright spot in Virginia’s economy amid mounting inflation and economic uncertainty. In May, the unemployment rate in Virginia was 3% (not seasonally adjusted), which is up from 2.5% in April. This is a typical seasonal increase in the unemployment rate. In the Charlottesville footprint, the May unemployment rate was 2.7%, which is up from 2.2% in April. New Construction New residential construction permitting in 2022 is outpacing 2021 five months into the year. There have been a total of 742 building permits issued in the Charlottesville MSA through May of 2022, which is 34% higher than permit levels were through May of 2021. Duplex/ multifamily permits January through May of this year are up 61% compared to the same period a year ago. Permits for singlefamily homes are up 25% so far in 2022. This is significant because the total permit activity in 2021 was the highest the region has had in 15 years. If 2022 stays on this same pace, it will be a positive signal for potential housing supply in the region. Mortgage Rates The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage in the third week of July was

5.54%, which is up from the prior week, but down from the end of June when it was 5.7%. Upward pressure on interest rates is likely to continue as the Federal Reserve is set to increase the Federal Funds Rate at the end of July amid rising inflation. Mortgage rates have increased more than two percentage points so far this year, which has had a cooling effect on housing markets across the country, including here in Virginia.

Housing Market Overview The CAAR housing market continues to show signs of cooling. Sales activity was slower than this time last year, the fourth drop in a row. Despite fewer sales overall, prices continue to climb rapidly across the region, and homes are selling faster on average. The tight inventory is keeping upward pressure on home prices. While the supply remains low, the region did have a large increase in active listings this quarter, a signal that the inventory is building up in some local markets. Sales Home sales activity continued to slow down in the CAAR housing market. There were 1,380 sales across the region during the second quarter of 2022, which is 11% fewer sales than a year ago, a decline of 165 sales. This is the fourth consecutive quarter with moderating sales activity. Sales were down all three months in the second quarter (April through June) compared to the busy pace last year. Statewide sales activity moderated this quarter, down 14% from the second quarter of last year. Sales Prices Despite the drop in sales activity, home prices continued to climb rapidly across the entire CAAR footprint. The regionwide median sales price in the second quarter was $417,850, jumping up 11% from last year, a gain of $41,850. The median sales price in the region is now more than $122,000 higher than it was at this time five years ago. Home prices in all local markets have had significant gains over the last several years as demand surged and inventory became increasingly scarce. Statewide, the second quarter median sales price was $397,500, up 9% from last year. Sold Volume Even though there were fewer sales transactions this quarter, surging prices brought up the total sold dollar volume compared to last year in the CAAR regional housing market. There was approximately $731.6 million of sold volume in the CAAR market during the second quarter of 2022, about $37.6 million more volume than last year, representing a 5% increase. Most of the additional sold volume this quarter was in Greene County and Louisa County. Days on Market Homes are selling historically fast in the CAAR market. The average days on market in the second quarter in the region was just 17 days, nearly two weeks faster than this time last year (-12 days). As the supply of homes in the region has tightened, competition in the housing market has increased even with fewer

sales overall in recent quarters. Statewide, homes sold in 18 days on average in the second quarter, down from 22 days a year ago. Inventory The supply of homes on the market in the CAAR footprint expanded for the first time in years. There were 741 active listings throughout the CAAR region at the end of the second quarter, 163 more listings than last year, a 28% supply bump. Most of the additional active listings this quarter were in the Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, and Louisa County markets. Although this is only the first increase in years, it does reflect a changing pattern in parts of the region; the inventory is starting to build up in several communities as sales activity is cooling, which will provide more options for buyers in the market. Statewide, there were 19,375 active listings on the market at the end of the second quarter, which is 169 more active listings than a year ago, a 1% increase. This is the first time the statewide inventory has increased (year-over-year) in more than seven years. There was about 1.8 months of supply at the end of the second quarter in the CAAR footprint, which is up from 1.3 months a year ago. The months of supply metric is calculated by taking the average monthly sales over the preceding 12-month period and dividing it by the inventory of active listings. Statewide, there was 1.6 months of supply at the end of the second quarter.

About VR The Virginia REALTORS® (VR) association is the largest professional trade association in Virginia, representing nearly 35,000 REALTORS® engaged in the residential and commercial real estate business. The Virginia REALTORS® association serves as the advocate for homeownership and private property rights and represents the interests of real estate professionals and property owners in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

About CAAR The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) represents more than 1,400 real estate professionals in Charlottesville and Albemarle and the surrounding areas of Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson counties. If you have a question about today’s market, contact a REALTOR® today using mycaar.com for residential properties and cvcmls.com for commercial properties. NOTE: The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.


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Surprising Staunton:

Cultured & Convenient, Lovely & Lively BY KEN WILSON



t’s a hop, skip, and a jump from Charlottesville, but it is no “second city.” The proudly independent city of Staunton, population 25,750 in the 2020 census, and just about smack in the middle of mountain and valley-laden Augusta County, is known for its hills, its architecture, and its vibrant arts and music scene as well as its less expensive standard of living. Named one of the “best small towns in America” by none other than Smithsonian Magazine, Staunton begs for a visit—and beckons to sophisticated homebuyers who’ve seen a bit of the world and know a sweet spot when they find one. Take Amtrak or take the wheel, Staunton is less than an hour from Charlottesville. “Staunton, VA,” proclaims the handsome wooden sign at the impressive brick and stone station, erected in 1886 as the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway signal house—“Altitude1395 FT.” And on arrival, you’re only steps away from a historic downtown with boutiques, galleries, specialty shops and restaurants, fine to funky. A little further along and up a hill is a high-ranked and now co-ed university, Mary Baldwin. A few miles down the road near the exit to Route 64 is an outdoor museum illustrating frontier culture in eleven spots around the world. And in the evening, allow time for the some highly authentic and highly approachable Shakespeare at Blackfriars Playhouse. But first, let’s go back in history. Nick-

Library and Museum. Museum visitors may take self-guided tours through seven galleries devoted to Wilson’s early years and later presidency, as well as to period issues and events including suffrage, prohibition and World War I. Virtual and private tours are also available. Exhibitions focus on the President’s restored 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine, and World War I weapons and uniforms. A state-of-the-art display recreates life in the trenches where so much of the war was endured. Children can enjoy scavenger hunts and hands-on activities in the Kids’ Corner. The research library is open by appointment. The Victorian-style terraced gardens behind the “Manse” itself were designed by Charles Gillette and planted in the early 1930s by The Garden Club of Virginia. The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Camera Heritage Museum named the Queen City of the Valley when it was settled in 1732, it was the seat of the largest county in the world—larger than the countries of Germany and France, as a matter of fact. Staunton was established as a town in 1761 and formally incorporated in 1801. The Virginia Central Railroad made the town a transportation hub in 1854, and the Confederates located a supply base here during the Civil War

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library America’s 28th president, Woodrow Wilson, was born in Staunton in 1856. Although he lived there barely a year before his family left Virginia, the Greek Revival home where he was born, on a hill in the city’s Gospel Hill historic district (named for the religious meetings held in a blacksmith shop there in the late 1790s) now houses his Presidential

Old-fashioned shutter bugs and their digital-era descendants can explore the history of the camera right here in downtown Staunton. With over 6,500 antique cameras dating from the 19th century to modern times, the Camera Heritage Museum is “the largest camera museum open to the public in [the] USA.” Visitors who want to downsize can bring in their own old instruments, because the museum always wants to expand its collection. “We are trying to

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collect each example of every modern (still) camera, pre-digital,” says David Schwarz, the museum’s curator, in a video on its website. “There were about 40,000 out there in 1995.” Schwarz began collecting them in 1968, and some of them you have to see to believe; handheld or supported, pleated and protruding, squared off flat and brightly colored, single aperture or double (“stereo”)—pretty much any shape and hue that has been used for a camera, from the cheap Brownie starter favorites Santa would nestle under the Christmas tree, to the most expensive 35-millimeter professional devices. Schwarz loves them all: “There is,’ he says, “no one most unusual camera.” But there is “the actual camera from Pearl Harbor,” and you can see it in his museum. Named a 2022 Travelers’ Choice by TripAdvisor, it’s open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

condition by the 1980s. A $21 million restoration completed in 2005 preserved many of its original features, including chandeliers, wall sconces and marble floors. A Wurlitzer Organ dating to 1924 was restored to its original state, making it the only known Wurlitzer of that vintage still in working condition. Today the hotel offers both fine and casual dining, and hosts musical artists every Friday night.

Frontier Culture Museum The Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia is an outdoor, living-history museum that tells the story of America’s first pioneers: their new ways of life, and the traditions they carried on and created. Walking paths and trails lead to the museum’s 11 permanent exhibits, including original and reconstructed farm buildings from West Africa, England, Ireland, Germany, and Virginia, where costumed interpreters bring history to life. Allow three or four hours to see every-

thing by foot. Shuttle carts run continuously for people who want a lift. Golf carts can be rented for a nominal fee. The museum is open seven days a week. MidMarch through November hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. December until midMarch hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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American Shakespeare Company The most impressive building in town may be Blackfriars Playhouse. Not only is it the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, but with its gorgeous wooden interior, it is a wonderful place to see a show. American Shakespeare Company, its home troupe, concentrates on the Bard but produces 21st century work as well. The New York Times calls its current production, Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over, “blazingly theatrical and thrillingly tense.” Variety calls it “surreal and morbidly funny.” Angry and emotional, this provocative and politically charged riff on Waiting for Godot and the biblical book of Exodus was a hit last year on Broadway. Like modern day versions of Didi and Gogo, Moses and Kitch hang out on the corner—talking trash, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and derails their plans. Pass Over will be onstage August 11 through 28.

Stonewall Jackson Hotel Around the corner from Blackfriars is the Colonial Revival-style Hotel 24 South. Formerly the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and erected in 1924, it was in decrepit

Lovers of the great outdoors will also enjoy Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park, once the subject of an oil painting by celebrated folk artist Grandma Moses, who lived nearby in the 1890s. The 214-acres park is a sportsman’s

paradise, with a football field, baseball fields, basketball courts, running tracks, soccer fields, tennis, skate park, golf course, pool, playgrounds, volleyball, and horseshoe courts, and a gymnasium. A 1.3-mile circular roadway called Constitution Drive runs through the middle and attracts walkers, joggers, cyclists and rollerbladers, and a 2.5 acre storm water retention pond stocked with trout hosts two big annual fishing derbies (boating not permitted). Other amenities include picnic shelters with tables and grills, a garden center, a duck pond, and a dog park.

Staunton Music Festival Every August the Staunton Music Festival brings more than 90 musicians from points near and far for ten consecutive days and nights of chamber, vocal, and symphonic music. The motto is “Rethink Classical.” The repertoire is eclectic, from cherished oldies to intriguing premieres. The performance spaces—local churches as well as Blackfriars Playhouse—are splendid. But that’s not all. The players and the audience have formed a community over the years, with some musicians returning every year, others frequently, and all staying in local homes. Music is communication, and one thing that’s heard clearly from onstage is the pleasure the people in the room take in each other’s company. Now in its 25th season, the Staunton Music Festival bills itself as “Virginia’s World-Class Music Festival”—because it is. This summer’s festival begins with music by George Frideric Handel and concludes with The Creation, a glorious oratorio by Josef Haydn. Concerts in between feature great works across a span of 600 years, from the Middle Ages to newly commissioned pieces receiving their first hearing. Informal afternoon recitals and Meet the Composer programs add depth. Free noontime concerts whet the appetite for full-length evening performances.

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Johannes Brahms: His Intermezzo for piano, Op. 119 No. 1, and his Symphony No. 4 in E Minor. Scenes From Childhood, the free noontime concert on Monday, August 15, features highly diverse works ranging from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to the late avant-garde American George Crumb, to the premiere of a new version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker by longtime Festival composer Zachary Wadsworth.

The Festival Finale is set for Sunday, August 21 at 4:00 pm in Trinity Episcopal with the glorious sounds of Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation, inspired by the music of Handel, with a libretto drawing on the Bible as well as Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. Preceding the performance in the same location at 12:30 p.m. is the Moses Memorial Lecture, featuring a fully-catered meal and an extended concert talk on The


The 2022 Festival kicks off on Friday August 12 at 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Handel Extravaganza: from the Rhine to Rio. Compositions include selections from Handel’s much loved Water Music Suite, Music for the Royal Fireworks, and Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest. The Love Stories program, Saturday, August 13 at 7:30 pm, includes six compositions, beginning and ending with

Melissa Sheets is a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Alliance, and a 30+ years Staunton resident, first drawn to town by Mary Baldwin University. “Staunton is quintessential,” she says. “It has great dining, it is convenient to walking trails, to the parkway—for anyone who’s an outdoor enthusiast it’s close to those things. It has a huge artist population; artists and writers seem to thrive here.” One thing Sheets loves to do in town is walk Betsy Bell Mountain Trail—“It’s a nice simple walk and the views from the top are beautiful.” From its observation platform this 1.1. mile loop trail for walkers and bicyclers offers a magnificent view of the Shenandoah Valley. Picnickers will find a small area set aside for them. Hardy souls can try the four and a half mile connecting trail. So what would she say to a Staunton convert looking for a house? There are good homes throughout the city, Sheets says, and many of the most sought for are in the $250,000 to $300,000 range. Typically these one and two-story homes have three bedrooms and two baths and sit on a one to two-acre plot. For buyers with larger pockets, Staunton has twoand three-story beauties dating from the 1930s or 40s. Comfy and attractive, they also make excellent investments. Cultured and convenient, lovely and lively, Staunton is always worth a visit—or better still, a long stay.

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Bev Nash 434-981-5560 • 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 bath home • Cedar siding and recent new roof • Around 1,900 finished sf • Set back off the road on 2 shady acres • A 1,600 sf workshop, 14x10 shed • Large elevated rear deck, chicken coop!



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• Mountain View • 4 Bd Perc, Firefly Internet • Beautiful Elevated Home Site • Driveway in to the Top of the Lot • Great Building Opportunity in Afton • Alb County Schools, 3 mi to Batesville Mkt Fluvanna Co


Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730

Contact me to learn about the opportunities on building or renovating! $340,030


Pat Burns


• Sitting amidst estates and horse properties this beautiful 5 acre lot in Keswick area for sale to build your dream home. Convenient to Charlottesville, Gordonsville. $69,900.





Dan Corbin 434-531-6155 • Available Now • One Level Living, 3 Bd, 2 Ba • Split Floor Plan w/ Upgrade Finishes • 1565 Sq Ft, 2 Car Gar, Near Schools • Beautiful Pond and Panoramic Views • No HOA, Well & Septic = No Water Bills • Welcome to West River Meadows - MLS 629888

434.985.0021 410 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 Downtown

Lori Click


• To Be Built! The Brookwood, Similar to Photo! • 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Attached Garage, 1.66 Acres • Upgraded Siding Accent, Wide Window Trim, 10’x16’ Rear Deck • Master Suite with Garden Tub, Double Bowl Vanity • Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Stainless Appliances • Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors, Forest View s/d offer DSL, Fiber Optic

Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730

Sold Investment Property Turtle Creek Under Contract 434.974.1500 943 Glenwood Station Ln Suite 203 Charlottesville VA 22901


869 NW Buck Mountain Rd | Earlysville Located on desirable Buck Mountain Road northwest of Charlottesville, this circa 1900 farmhouse is set perfectly on a 13.91 parcel with streams and mountain views in a private rural setting. This home has a lot to offer for a family that is creative and interested in making the upgrades that are needed to make it their own. It has large rooms, beautiful heart pine floors and much more. You will love sitting on the large front porch to enjoy the mountain views. With additional building sites, this property offers both worlds; a property to develop as a whole for animals or divided with house and 2 acres and a separate deeded building parcel with 10.91 acres with division rights.

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Your Place. Our Purpose.

$498,000 | montaguemiller.com/631814 Anita Dunbar | 434.981.1421

156 Spring Mountain Rd | Charlottesville

540 Sunrise Ln | Earlysville

2011 Wilderness Rd | Reva

TIMELESS & VERSATILE builder’s custom design offers potential for 1st floor family room/Master. You will love the connecting French door accented SunRoom with access to the oversize rear deck.

Beautiful CUSTOM BUILT brick home situated on a 2 acre parcel with gorgeous BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN VIEWS. Set in SUNRISE FARM, a quiet community of elegant homes, just 4 miles to Hydraulic Rd.

Fantastic 3 bedroom, 3 bath home set on just under 10 acres (total of 2 lots) with views you won’t want to miss! Drive up to this lovely home in its quiet county setting and immediately be wowed by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains!

$409,900 | montaguemiller.com/632284 Alice Nye Fitch | 434.981.4562

$1,095,000 | montaguemiller.com/632016 Gaffney Saadut Team | 434.760.2160

$525,000 | montaguemiller.com/633286 Carl Broyles | 540.948.3838

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newest Sales Associate

106 Kerry Ln | Charlottesville Lovely, well maintained brick home nestled in a park-like setting in the City! Main level features a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and plantation shutters throughout, & a cozy sunroom overlooking the newly fenced backyard. $650,000 | montaguemiller.com/632293

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New Leaf Team | 434.214.6121

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THERE WERE 100 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS n 33 were in Albemarle with an average price of $586,774 n 11 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $626,284 n 9 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $368,313 n 7 were in Greene with an average price of $389,000 n 11 were in Louisa with an average price of $365,213 n 2 were in Madison with an average price of $575,000 n 7 were in Nelson with an average price of $437,714 n 11 were in Orange with an average price of $366,173 n 6 were in Staunton with an average price of $525,250 n 3 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $463,667


SOUNDS LIKE DISCRIMINATION. What matters is how you look on paper – not how you sound over the phone. Judging you by your race or color instead of your qualifications is discrimination. It’s unfair, it’s painful... and it’s against the law. The best way to stop housing discrimination is to report it. If you believe you may be a victim of housing discrimination, contact HUD or your local Fair Housing Center:

Visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing or call the HUD Hotline 1-800-669-9777 (voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY)

Your Choice. Your Right. Your Home. A public service message from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with the National Fair Housing Alliance. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability. For more information, visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing.






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www.charlottesville.gov Real estate tax rate: $.96 per $100 ci.staunton.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.92 per $100 www.waynesboro.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.90 per $100 www.albemarle.org Real estate tax rate: $.854 per $100


fluvannacounty.org Real estate tax rate: $.884 per $100

greenecountyva.gov Real estate tax rate: $.82 per $100 www.louisacounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100 www.madisonco.virginia.gov Real estate tax rate: $.71 per $100 nelsoncounty-va.gov Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100

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Gorgeous and secluded describe this 65 acre western Albemarle parcel that is surrounded by the Patricia Ann Byrom Preserve Park. Parcel has access through the park itself and consists mostly of hardwoods. Also find beautiful rock outcroppings, spectacular mountain views (with some clearing), mountain stream, trails and a couple of possible private building sites. Parcel is located within 30 minutes of Charlottesville. Truly a one-of-kind opportunity to own 65 acres plus have access to the adjoining park’s 213 acres and trails. MLS #617660 $695,000






201 CARDINAL LANE This exceptional 15,000sf custom home created with exquisite craftsman-ship and luxurious attention to detail, sits in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Wintergreen. Eucalyptus flooring leads you past mahogany doors and foyer to the dining room with a wagon wheel ceiling and alabaster and bronze chandelier. The great room is stunning with a 19’ barrel ceiling and two-story Rumford stone fireplace. The gourmet kitchen with wet bar, custom copper vessel sink from Italy, and butler’s pantry will delight you. Located on the first floor, you also find a pool, sauna, and gym. A media and billiard room are located on the second level with three additional bedrooms. MLS 622288 $2,292,500


Old Trail Living! This 4-bedroom townhome has been lovingly maintained with gleaming hardwoods, granite counters and fantastic finished space over the 2-car detached garage. Cozy patio with fencedin backyard plus covered front porch overlooking a lush common space. Enjoy all the amenities Old Trail Village has to offer. MLS # 629131 $534,500










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



Magnificent mountain views from this gorgeous 4.21 acre parcel. Located close to Faber, VA and within 1.5 miles of 29 and only 30 minutes to Charlottesville and UVA. Parcel is all open and is 1 of 4 contiguous parcels offered. MLS # 629036 $124,500

Move-in ready 3-bedroom 2.5 bath bungalow situated on an elevated city parcel. Residence features hardwood floors, spacious living and dining areas, main floor master suite with garden tub and separate shower. Upstairs, find two additional bedrooms (one with nice Blue Ridge Mountain views) and a hall bath. Property is comprised of two separate tax map parcels so building a second residence could be a possibility. This updated residence is filled with natural light, cozy spaces and a private rear deck for relaxation. MLS #632862 $249,500

Exceptional details describe this custom-built, builder home. From the mahogany floors, the 60X96 kitchen island, exquisite moldings, spa-like primary suite to the private, park-like 10 acres. The floor plan is an entertainer’s dream, or the perfect family home with attached apartment. Sit on the beautiful gazebo overlooking your fenced, level yard including a 475’ zip line! Hardware River frontage for the water enthusiasts. Unfinished, walk-out terrace level, detached 3-bay shop plus equipment run-in shed and gated entry. MLS # 622132 $1,795,000

Steve White (434) 242-8355 info@stevewhiterealtor.com 29 Years of Specializing in Buyer & Seller Representation for Residential, Farms & Estates


1100 Dryden Lane Charlottesville