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19 NEWS 9 10 Bill requires UVA to give scholarships to descendants of enslaved. 11 City needs to come up with millions for school reconfiguration. 12 Buckingham’s next environmental fight is worth its weight in gold.

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James shows how drug-dealing and gang violence led to the condemnation, demolition, and gentrification of Fifeville. It is a Sequel to his IN THE STREETS OF VINEGAR HILL, 2007. (He is writing a play based upon this latest Book)

reveals how fear and misunderstandings caused The Charlottesville City Council to condemn and Demolish a 20 Acre Tract (30 Black businesses and 600 residents) from the Downtown area from 1958-1964.


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When the English colonists in Disney’s Pocahontas first get off the boat in Virginia, their nefarious leader sings a song about why they’ve made the trip. “With all you’ve got in you boys, dig up Virginia boys!” he instructs. “All of the gold is mine!” Pocahontas is, of course, riddled with inaccuracies, but the colonists’ early zeal for precious metals was accurate. That enthusiasm abated when the Europeans realized that tobacco plantations staffed by enslaved laborers were more lucrative enterprises than mines. Then, two centuries later, gold mining boomed on the West Coast, and mineral seekers hitched up their wagons and headed to California. As such, the history of gold mining in Virginia has been somewhat left out of the mainstream narrative of the commonwealth’s history. But gold was big business here. In the first half of the 19th century, Virginia mined more gold than any other state. Here we run into a predictable inaccuracy in Pocahontas: The colonists themselves weren’t the ones doing the digging. “Gold was mined throughout the Piedmont and Appalachian regions largely with slaves,” says the academic journal Business History Review. All of this history is important to remember as you read our cover story this week (p. 12), which tells about the potential for new, modern gold mining in Virginia and the effects that industry might have on nearby rural communities. The alluring metal means wealth for some, but for many others, just like in the colonial era, the price of gold is high.—Ben Hitchcock

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What you were reading The top five stories on our website last week: 1. Poking along: Vaccine supply is central constraint on local rollout 2. ‘They were trying to kill me’: Charlottesville police accused of profiling, assault of Black resident 3. Long time coming: Anti-death penalty advocates celebrate abolition 4. Shots that satisfy: Amidst the pandemic, local food still shines on Instagram 5. Another world: Local romance author takes readers to places where love lies

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“The new administration has been night and day. For one, just to know that the administration is committed to vaccinating our population.”


—Governor Ralph Northam, on how Biden taking office has affected Virginia vaccine policy


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The above graph shows coronavirus cases among UVA students, faculty, staff, and contract workers since the beginning of the fall semester.

faculty, staff, students, and contract employees. The vast majority of those currently infected are students, with 265 cases. In the fall, in-person classes began on September 8, and the presence of the virus on Grounds peaked around one week later, when 59 new cases were detected on September 17. Spring semester classes began February 1, and on February 8, the school detected a spike in cases, with 58 new cases registered that day. (What’s the old saying? History doesn’t repeat, but it sure does rhyme.) Additionally, last week, students in Gibbons dorm were asked to quarantine in

their rooms for 24 hours, when more than a dozen cases were detected in the building. At the end of the fall semester, about 1,300 cases had been reported among the school community, though zero of those cases resulted in hospitalization or death. The university has responded to the presence of the new strain by urging caution. UVA continues to run periodic mandatory saliva testing for all students. Official policy states that gatherings are limited to six people, though a leisurely stroll on the Corner on a bright winter afternoon offers a reminder that such rules are difficult to enforce.

Take my statue… please!


Hill family demands footage release

The Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea statue on West Main Street.

A group of UVA students and community members gathered outside the Rotunda last week to mark the one-month anniversary of the death of Xzavier Hill, a local 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Virginia State Police trooper in January. The state police are investigating the incident but have not released body camera footage thus far. The Hill family says the footage, if released, will confirm Xzavier’s blamelessness in the incident.

Progressives coalesce City Councilor Michael Payne, who introduced Bernie Sanders at a presidential campaign rally in Richmond last February, has now endorsed a progressive candidate for Virginia governor: Jennifer Carroll Foy. Thus far, Carroll Foy’s fundraising has reflected her position as one of the left-most candidates in the race. Thirty-six percent of donations to her campaign come from donors who contributed to progressive Tom Perriello’s 2017 run, by far the highest share of any 2021 candidate, according to the Virginia Public Access Project.


The huge statue of Sacagawea, Lewis, and Clark at the intersection of Ridge and McIntire has been a thorn in Charlottesville’s side ever since descendants of Sacagawea came to town in 2019 and called the statue “the worst we have ever seen.” The city hoped to remove the statue during planned renovations to West Main in the next few years, but the local government is now looking for other options. Last week, the city posted a call searching for “any suitable organization or person who would be willing to safely remove, relocate, and take ownership” of the racist bronze eye-

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On February 12, UVA confirmed that a case of the extra-contagious B.1.1.7 British coronavirus had been found in the university community. (Though the British variant of the disease is more infectious than previous strains, it isn’t any more dangerous once the subject has been infected.) “These are concerning developments, but we believe we are capable of managing them as an institution and as individual members of this community,” the administration wrote in a community-wide email on Friday. As of Monday afternoon, UVA’s coronavirus tracker shows 276 active cases among



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In an ongoing effort to atone for its racist history, the University of Virginia could provide scholarships to descendants of enslaved laborers as soon as 2022.



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n the best of times, it’s difficult to balance the big-ticket projects in Charlottesville’s Capital Improvement Plan, the city’s five-year budget schedule for large infrastructure projects. That’s only become more challenging during the pandemic, when municipal coffers have taken a hit. Last week the Planning Commission debated the merits of a variety of upcoming projects, including a controversial $10 million parking garage downtown. Whatever City Council ultimately decides to do about the parking garage, another other major expenditure looms in the near future: school reconfiguration. The proposed school reconfiguration project is designed to decrease the number of transitions students go through from elementary to middle school. The district would move fifth grade from Walker Upper Elementary, which houses fifth and sixth grades, back down to elementary schools, and sixth grade up to Buford Middle School. “That’s just a tough time,” explains Charlottesville School Board chair Lisa LarsonTores. “You get into a building and then you get settled and start to make relationships— then you’re leaving again.” “Fifth graders really are developmentally more aligned with elementary school,” she adds. Walker would then be revamped into a centralized preschool with wraparound services, including a health clinic and counseling. The 54-year-old middle school would also get a badly needed makeover, which doesn’t come cheap. “A lot of these school buildings are the same buildings, maybe the same auditorium seats that some of our city councilors sat in when they were going to school,” says Larson-Torres. “We will be upgrading to the physical spaces that these kids deserve.”

The school board first began discussing reconfiguration in 2008, but had to put it on hold when the recession hit. Though the project was mentioned on and off over the years, it was not officially revived until around 2017, following a school growth and capacity study suggesting that reconfiguration would help to address achievement gaps and equity issues. “We had [an] architect come in to lead public forums, meet with us to provide different options, and provide some of the framework that the board used to then make our decision as far as which direction we wanted to go,” says Larson-Torres. While the city’s negotiations with an architecture firm were halted at the start of the pandemic, they resumed last fall, putting the school board in “wait mode,” explains Larson-Torres. “We are waiting to hear whether or not the contract has been finalized with the architect that was chosen,” she says. “Right now there’s lots of transition going on, [with] the new city manager coming in and the city attorney. All of those people are a part of this.” In the Capital Improvement Plan draft, the city has set aside $50 million as a placeholder for reconfiguration, but the architect contract will give a more realistic price estimate and timeline. During a February 3 budget work session, councilors largely agreed that the West Main Streetscape could be paused in order to allocate more funding to school reconfiguration. However, it remains unclear if any other adjustments, like a tax increase, will be needed. If council ultimately decides not to move forward with reconfiguration, the school district will have to find another way to update its aging infrastructure, which could cost just as much as reconfiguration. “It’s my sincere hope that we get to the next step, and that everyone is willing to take a deep breath and understand this is an investment this community and our kids deserve,” says Larson-Torres.

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of African Americans, these scholarships would rectify the ways in which the bodies of enslaved people were defiled and abused in the name of scholarship, she explains. “People were robbing graves and taking cold bodies to use for research in medical schools, and to study anatomy,” French says. For founding co-chair DeTeasa Gathers, the fight for descendant scholarships is personal. In 1963, her late mother graduated from UVA hospital’s segregated licensed practical nurse program—but was not allowed to attend the university. “As she was passing, she told me not to forget her,” says Gathers. “Not forgetting her is also part of my push for this process.” Per the proposed law, the five colleges will be required to work with the State Council for Higher Education to identify as many of the enslaved people who worked on their campuses as possible, which will determine how many scholarships or grants each institution awards. For UVA, that number will range between 4,000 and 5,000. One of the challenges of establishing programs like these is locating the descendants of enslaved people, which often must be done using incomplete or nonexistent historical records. Genealogist Shelley Murphy has already built over 100 family trees, and identified more than 45 descendants of people enslaved at UVA. In 2019, “I began with doing presentations about the research and who I am looking for: descendants of the enslaved laborers, descendants of the slave owners, other genealogists, and family historians [who] have central Virginia ancestry connections,” she says. “I also use social media... The more that know about it, the chances increase in finding more descendants.” Now that the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers has been open for almost a year, Murphy says she’s had a lot more people contact her directly about being a descendant. If their intake form shows a possible connection to the area, she meets with them over Zoom, and begins to dig into their family history. Across the commonwealth, other colleges and universities have taken their own steps toward addressing their troubled pasts. Since 2009, the Lemon Project—named after an enslaved man—has worked to uncover William & Mary’s deep ties to slavery, offering courses, symposiums, and other educational events. The college has also commissioned a $2 million memorial to enslaved laborers, which is set to be completed next year. Other institutions are not as far along in the process. After facing scathing accusations of “relentless racism” by Black students and alumni, VMI removed its statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson last year. While the school’s policies and culture remain under third-party investigation, it has begun to research and identify the people it enslaved. If the legislation is approved, Reid ultimately hopes it can be expanded upon to include even more colleges in the state. “Virginia wouldn’t exist without the labor of enslaved people,” he says. “All of our higher ed institutions have benefited from this history.”





All that glitters Outsiders are looking for gold in Buckingham County. Locals hope they don’t find it. By Amelia Delphos

High price Buckingham County, Virginia, was the leading producer of gold in the United States prior to the California Gold Rush in 1849. A belt of gold and pyrite runs through the foothills of Virginia, from Fairfax, through Buckingham, and down to Appomattox. In the 19th century, gold mining was done with a pickaxe and shovel. Miners dug down until groundwater filled the mine and would move on to the next one. Things have changed since the 1840s. Today, multinational companies swoop in to areas with historic gold mining success and set up huge mines. Open-pit gold mines look like craters left by asteroids, dents in the earth hundreds of feet deep and hundreds of thousands of feet wide. Gold mines decimate local ecosystems. A 2017 study conducted by environmental groups found that “Gold mines almost always pollute water—74 percent of operating gold mines polluted surface and/or groundwater, including drinking water.” That’s a


Warminster Baptist Church sits near the exploratory drilling site.

particular problem in Buckingham County, where residents are almost entirely reliant on groundwater. The small town of Dillwyn has a water treatment plant, but the rest of the county’s 17,000 residents drink from the deep wells on their properties. Aston Bay’s exploratory drilling is taking place very close to the James River, which provides drinking water for over three million Virginians. “All of the streams are heading downstream from that location to the James,” says Chad Oba, president of Friends of Buckingham, a local group of citizens “united to work with our county leaders to attract economic investment opportunities that benefit all of our residents, and that contribute to a sustainable healthy environment.” Oba’s group first coalesced in opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in 2014. That project, too, would have had dangerous impacts on local watersheds. If a gold mine comes, “The James, very definitely, would be impacted,” says Oba.


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he Warminster Baptist Church sits on the corner of Warminster Church and Sycamore Creek roads in Buckingham County. The historic Black church was established in 1866; the congregation has worshiped in three different buildings, but never strayed far from the plot of soil where their traditions began. Across the street, multiple generations of the Wayne family own land and live next to each other, as they have their entire lives. Their family members are buried down Sycamore Creek Road, less than a mile away, where they will one day be buried themselves. The property that sits directly next to both the Wayne family and the church is owned by Weyerhaeuser, a timber and wood products company that grows and harvests forests. For the past four years, Weyerhaeuser has partnered with Aston Bay Holdings, a Canadian gold exploration company, which has quietly conducted exploratory drilling on the Weyerhaeuser land. The companies are searching for gold deposits beneath the forest. An extractive gold mining operation could spell trouble for the people and environment of rural Buckingham County. But the area is no stranger to an environmental fight. Last year, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline was canceled in part due to the dedicated organizing of Buckingham’s activists. Now, those organizers once again find themselves defending themselves and their environment from big business.

Deacon Bill Perkins of Warminster Baptist Church

Mining town A couple years ago, Paul Barlow, a resident of Buckingham County, had two Canadian geologists approach him and ask to take samples from his creek. The geologists were not af-

filiated with Aston Bay, but had heard there was exploratory core drilling happening nearby, and they hoped to locate the source that had drawn their countrymen. Barlow agreed, and the geologists took samples and sent them back to their lab in Canada. About eight months later, they told Barlow they found no gold in his creek, but they did find indications that gold could be close to Barlow’s property. Casually, Barlow asked the geologists what would have happened if they had found a deposit on his land. “‘Would you guys dig a pit? Would you guys tunnel for it?’” Barlow asked. “They both laughed and said ‘Oh no, no, no, it would be an open-pit mine. You would have to move, we would completely destroy your 27 acres, and up your house that you would have to move. All these trees and all these hills would be leveled with huge, open pits.’” The geologists told Barlow he wouldn’t have to sell or lease his land, but he wouldn’t be able to live there because of the mining operation. It’s a timeworn Appalachian tale:

“There are 13 counties that the gold-pyrite belt runs through, so, stop it here, you stop it there.” CHAD OBA, FRIENDS OF BUCKINGHAM

community members presented with a choice to sell their land to the arriving industrialists and have it decimated, or stay, and watch their property value dwindle to nothing. After Barlow’s encounter with the geologists, he traveled south to learn more about what it’s like to live so close to a gold mining operation. About five hours from Buckingham, Kershaw, South Carolina, contains the largest gold mining operation on the East Coast. The Haile Mine sits three miles northeast of Kershaw, where the Australian company OceanaGold mines between 146,000 and 175,000 ounces of gold per year. Barlow hoped to talk to the people who lived around the mine. “I was driving around and it was just empty driveway after empty driveway,” he says. “You could see where a house foundation used to be, and it was just miles of empty driveways.” Eventually, Barlow found someone who lived close to the mine. In 2012, OceanaGold approached the man and offered to buy his property. The man refused, but his sister, who lived next door, was offered $300,000 for her property, 40 acres and a single-wide trailer. According to local real estate trends, she made a profit. “The mine will spend a lot of money to displace people.” Barlow says.

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The possible gold mine has already led to changes in local law, and could soon bring about change at the state level, too. State geologists say the current exploration is nothing to worry about. At the moment, Aston Bay Holdings is in Buckingham just to perform exploratory drilling. According to David Spears, a state geologist for the Department of Mining and Mineral Energy, core drilling primarily involves collecting rock samples. “They drill a hole, they collect the samples, they plug the hole with cement, and then they go away. That’s it,” Spears explained at a November Buckingham County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission work session. A few weeks later, the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors voted to make core drilling allowable by-right on private property designated for agriculture and industry. That means Aston Bay can proceed without any other special permissions. Friends of Buckingham responded to the board’s decision by working with the Virginia League of Conservation Voters to draft a new piece of state legislation. House Bill 2213, introduced in this winter’s General Assembly session, proposed establishing a commission to study the effects of gold mining in the state and imposing a two-year moratorium on large-scale commercial gold mining in Virginia in the meantime. “This will extend,” says Oba. “There are 13 counties that the gold-pyrite belt runs through, so, stop it here, you stop it there.” “Sometimes people think this is an issue that is limited to Buckingham County, and it’s not,” says Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, a Prince William County Democrat and chief patron of HB2213. “So we have the chance to take this question seriously and examine

the issue before opening the door for gold mining that could have long-term impacts on our commonwealth.” On February 5, HB2213 passed the House on a straight party-line vote. After the bill passed, Stephanie Rinaldi, a community member who lives near the potential mining property, stated, “When I heard they found gold a mile from my house, I panicked. A gold mine here would upend my entire life... We at least need to study and understand this industry before permits are issued.” A week later, an amended version made it out of the state Senate Rules Committee. The revised bill, which will be presented to Governor Ralph Northam for his consideration this summer, includes the work study group but eliminates the proposed two-year moratorium on gold mining. “It’s really disappointing that some of the bill was removed,” Oba says of the decision, though she’s glad the whole bill wasn’t killed. “There still is the study, which is absolutely necessary to protect our water, our air, our land-use, and our history, not only here in Buckingham, but throughout the state.” “What’s the big deal? We’re not talking coal mining,” says Democratic Senator Dick Saslaw, one of the members of the rules committee who passed the revised bill, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Barlow lives about two miles from the exploratory drilling site. He and his wife have lived in Buckingham since 2012, and built the cabin on their property themselves. “We’re just so happy out here,” he says. “Nice and quiet. We don’t want anything to change out here.” Says Perkins, “We love our church, we love our neighborhood, we love everybody that’s in the neighborhood. It’s not a neighborhood that gets a lot of disturbance. It’s a quiet, country neighborhood.”


Paul Barlow visited a large South Carolina gold mine and what he saw left him fearful for his home in Buckingham.

The map above shows that Weyerhaeuser’s land, highlighted in blue, surrounds the Warminster Church community. The red circles show where exploratory gold drilling is underway.

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In 2018, Buckingham’s Warminster Baptist Church’s well went dry. The neighbors down the street began having problems with their

well, too. After years of heavier-than-average rainfall, there’s no obvious reason for the wells drying up. “Our neighbors to the church, [they] can wash one load of clothes and they have no water,” says Deacon Bill Perkins, who is a Wayne on his mother’s side. He’s concerned that more industry nearby could further disrupt the community’s delicate ecosystem. “If they was to do the mining in the Warminster Baptist Church neighborhood, it would affect the whole neighborhood,” Perkins says “It would affect our water table, our air, and then bring all of this heavy equipment in and it will destroy our roads.” Should a gold mine be established, it would be difficult for the Wayne family to relocate. The family has been on that land for at least five generations and most of the current residents are elderly. They have grown up together and plan on dying together. “We have nowhere to relocate to,” Perkins says. “Most of the people who live in this neighborhood have been there all their life. It’s disturbing that they’re doing this, and we have nowhere else to go.” On top of that, members of the Wayne family and other church family members are buried in a cemetery on Sycamore Creek Road, less than a mile from the church. “I’m concerned about our cemetery,” says Perkins. “It’s real near where they’re drilling at. What would happen to that? They’re not going to drill around it.” “It’s a problem,” he says. “A terrible situation.”





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POWERING THROUGH While COVID was busy testing our collective mettle and sidelining musicians’ tours around the globe, Harrisonburg’s Prince Bellerose got busy. The contemporary power trio maintained its live show output through socially distanced gigs at Skipping Rock Beer Co., and issued its debut EP, Dark Love Songs. When a gas line explosion destroyed Hometown Music and Blue Sprocket Sound in October, the band devoted time to fundraising for its local music community. Next, PB will livestream its self-described “indie nonchalance, soul passion, and classic rock pomp” at Save the Music to benefit the Albemarle Housing Improvement Program. Donations accepted, 8pm. facebook.com/frontporchcville.




As every child knows, there’s more than one way to eat your greens (or accidentally spill them to a pet under the table). Lucky for all of us, the chefs at the annual Greens Cookoff know how to tantalize taste buds with greens and two other ultimate homestyle comfort foods: mac ‘n’ cheese and pound cake. Cook along while you watch the pros from Angelic’s Kitchen, Pearl Island, Royalty Eats, Soul Food Joint, Chimm, Bizou, Blue Moon Diner, Maya, and The Whiskey Jar battle for the crown in a virtual competition. $5 suggested donation, 3pm. facebook.com/JSAAHC.

If you’re interested in celebrating presidents, pairing them with wine may be the way to go. In a nod to Presidents’ Day, the second installment of Monticello’s History in a Glass series explores Thomas Jefferson’s passion for wine and the influence it had on diplomatic relations and social entertaining at the White House. Author Fred Ryan will discuss his book, Wine and the White House, in a virtual presentation that includes special guests. Participants will also receive a curated selection of Jefferson-era recipes from Monticello’s Farm Table Chef David Bastide. $25, 6:30pm. monticello.org.




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Milan Indian Restaurant In this foggy and raw pandemic winter, my household has returned again and again to a restaurant with food that is indulgent and comforting, but also fresh and zesty enough to blast through the haze—Milan Indian Restaurant on Route 29. The Charlottesville staple offers a wide variety of vegetable dishes, and the Chana Masala is a standout. The chickpeas have a satisfying bite, and they’re served in a tangy tomato-based sauce with a gentle sweetness and layers of spice. I am also particularly fond of the Baingan Bahaar, a melty eggplant-based vegetable stew. Eggplant is a delicate flavor but this is not a delicate dish; the mixture is oily and rich, and the vegetable’s flavor comes through with plenty of authority. The chicken Tikka Masala is lighter and less creamy than at some other Indian


Mas Tapas While carryout can’t quite compare to dining in, to me it’s nothing short of a civic duty to support my favorite restaurants by ordering to-go, in the hopes of helping them weather the pandemic storm and survive till “normal” resumes. Mas has long been one of my go-to restaurants in town, and I feel lucky to still be able to enjoy its food. Online ordering is easy, with pick-up in designated parking spaces behind the restaurant. My Mas must-haves did not disappoint, starting with the warm, smoky, rich Tomates Asados—tender, Roma tomatoes smoked with herbs and sea salt in olive oil. I can eat these straight up or atop a slice of Pan Casero—a wood-fired, hearth baked bread I could never replicate at home (I order extra to have the next day). The Queso y Alcachofa, a warm roasted artichoke and goat cheese spread blended with onions, garlic, and herbs is the perfect tangy, creamy garlicky accompaniment on bread as well. I can’t order Mas without getting a Bocadillo, the simple yet perfect sandwich of airdried, cured Spanish serrano ham and manchego cheese, smeared with a garlic aioli on a crusty roll, and I save the best for last: Gambas a la Parrilla, Catalan-style shrimp grilled in the shell with garlic aioli and gray sea salt. A mess to eat, but every bite is simply divine. In the before times, getting a table at Mas could require one to be a little cutthroat— especially once it got too cold to dine on the patio. I’m going to take the optimistic view that takeout is the next best thing to being there for the time being: the chance to eat some of the finest food in town, in the comfort of my home, minus the wall of bodies all waiting for the rare table opening.—Jenny Gardiner

The Corner Juice’s PSW Smoothie and California sandwich are a healthy, tasty takeout option.

restaurants. The flavorful sauce, rather than the meat itself, is the star of the show here. It’s especially tasty with a dollop of roughly chopped mint chutney on top. The cool clarity of the herbs multiplies the warmer flavors of the main course. Milan is a popular spot, and its to-go pickup operation isn’t quite as seamless as some other local restaurants, so it’s wise to order a little before you plan to tuck in. When the food arrives, it’s plentiful—all the more important in these times of takeout, when there’s special joy in leftovers. I love to follow an evening Milan dinner with a daytime Milan lunch, dumping all of the quarter-tubs of this or that into a pan and sliding the stew onto a bowl of rice. The flavors blend together, but the mixture loses none of its components’ sharpness or fragrance, and the afternoon’s work is always easier after a warm midday meal.—Ben Hitchcock

Corner Juice Corner Juice is like Bodo’s healthier, trendy sister, and I find myself craving it almost as much as a bagel these days. The menu offers a variety of light, fulfilling options, and provides more than the name suggests: Corner Juice offers sandwiches, toasts, coffee, and oats in addition to cleansing juices,

smoothies, and smoothie bowls. Both locations (the Corner and the Downtown Mall) aren’t allowing customers inside due to COVID concerns, but they offer online ordering for pick-up. I ordered from the Corner shop, which has a QR code to scan to view the menu, so you can order without contact, and I felt immensely safe getting my takeout. I chose a PSW smoothie, with pineapple, mango, spinach, mint, and coconut water. This was a first, as I usually opt for the Corner Colada or the Green Bowl. I realize there are greens in these smoothies, but I promise you can hardly taste the vegetables. I also added the California sandwich to have for lunch later in the day. It’s a combination of avocado, hummus, carrot, cucumber, red onion, and alfalfa sprouts on organic wheat Pullman bread. Most of Corner Juice’s sandwiches are made on MarieBette bread, which has had my heart for a while, so I was really looking forward to this one. It was a bit dry, so I would recommend adding the herb mayo or basil pesto to it, but other than that, it was fresh and filling, without making me feel sluggish. The coffee with house cashew milk is another great energizer. Overall, Corner Juice helps you get past those early morning or midday blues—in a healthy, delicious way.—Madison MacNamee



Seeing their faces Laura Lee Gulledge and LaQuinn collaborate on protest art By Alana Bittner

Creating art that captures moments so immediate and devastating is difficult. “Writing out everyone’s stories for this exhibit was very challenging to process,” says Gulledge. “Plus this was the same time of the Capitol attack, which retriggered memories of the Charlottesville attack literally right next to the exhibit. It all felt very potent. Very real. Very now.” In the face of these tragic events, honoring the memory of those lost can provide a sense of refuge and hope. “As an



“Say Their Names: a BLM Tribute” Silverchair storefront gallery Through March 31


ust steps away from Heather Heyer Way, the faces of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sage Smith, and others look out from the Silverchair office windows on the Downtown Mall. Painted with India ink on cardboard, 12 portraits comprise the series “Say Their Names: a BLM Tribute,” artist Laura Lee Gulledge’s homage to victims of police brutality and racial injustice. Interwoven among the portraits are the subjects’ biographies, as well as information on how to help their families. The series began with a portrait of George Floyd that Gulledge carried to a Black Lives Matter protest in June. The work has remained connected to current events: as she was writing the subjects’ bios, white supremacists stormed the U.S. Capitol. Soon after, Gulledge collaborated with local rapper LaQuinn to create a large-scale composition book that incorporates lyrics from his song “Black Lives Matter”— only hours after they completed it, an encounter with local police left LaQuinn battered and bruised and leveling accusations of police brutality against the Charlottesville Police Department. The incident is currently under investigation.

Laura Lee Gulledge (left) added LaQuinn’s lyrics to her pop-up gallery exhibition on the Downtown Mall. “Learning someone’s story turns strangers into friends,” says Gulledge in her artist’s statement.

artist I feel that one of the best things I can contribute at this moment to my community is love,” Gulledge says. “This installation is an expression of love. It felt like a gift.” To complement “Say Their Names: a BLM Tribute,” Gulledge is creating another series honoring those who are “Living in Peace.” She will be painting the portraits in the windows of the Silverchair building on February 19 and 20. Community members are welcome to drop by and say hello.


Jeanetha Brown-Douglas provides a kindness with Free Meal Friday with Dejua and Turner, whose business, Hands of Favor, creates customized wigs and provides hair therapy for people in need. “We decided to continue feeding and protecting the community. We also offer masks and hand sanitizer for everyone who comes in to get our free meals.”


@cville_culture When JBD Event Catering & Soul Food owner Jeanetha Brown-Douglas saw a need in the community, she filled it with her own homecooked meals. As others witnessed her generosity, contributions came in to support her Free Meal Friday program. which is a blessing. We currently offer indoor dining and takeout. And we’ll offer small events as the governor allows.” JBD Event Catering & Soul Food is open 12:30-8pm every day but Monday and Wednesday. The donated meals are

available at its storefront on Fridays from 2-4pm, with extended hours as needed. Brown-Douglas welcomes donations to defray the cost of the meals. Checks made out to JBD Event Catering can be dropped off at the restaurant.—Jenny Gardiner


Since starting Free Meal Friday, the team has averaged 25 meals per event. Brown-Douglas says food options include baked spaghetti, cheesy mac, and sandwiches. She pairs these with desserts made by her daughter and a bottle of water. As word got out, others have come forward to help make Free Meal Friday happen. “I am so thankful for the heartfelt donations that have been offered to our cause,” says Brown-Douglas. She says they’re planning to continue the program at least until the end of March. “Hopefully we will be in a better place with the pandemic, but if not, we will continue offering our help to the community.” As for her business, which Brown-Douglas says is a “concept of restaurant-event space and catering combined” it’s getting by. “Though business is up and down, we still manage to do okay,” she says. “We have our regulars that stay with us,

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If times of hardship reveal the character of a person, then Jeanetha BrownDouglas is a testament to kindness and charity. In the middle of the pandemic, facing a slowdown in her own business, the owner of JBD Event Catering & Soul Food teamed up with her family to feed community members in need. Brown-Douglas, her daughter Dejua, and sister Ruth Turner created Free Meal Friday to provide gratis meals and desserts once a week at JBD’s new location in the former Wild Wolf Brewery spot at 313 Second St. “When COVID hit, we had to shut down for months, and we had to find a space that was able to conform with all of the safety guidelines,” says Brown-Douglas. “We were fortunate to find that in our new location, our space is large enough for social distancing and also has a large patio for outside dining.” This setup also allowed her to invite those who needed a hot meal to come in from the cold to eat, or grab some food to take away. “The idea for Free Meal Friday was born out of the love for our community,” says Brown-Douglas, who had been delivering meals to the Salvation Army and UVA students in the early months of the pandemic through St. Paul’s church. When that stopped, she joined forces

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Confessions of a livestreamer The Judy Chops’ Bill Howard lets it flow every Sunday By Shea Gibbs arts@c-ville.com



When live gigs went dark, The Judy Chops’ guitarist William Howard launched his own Facebook series “Reverend Bill’s Confessional: Music, Spiritual Guidance & Whiskey,” in which he takes requests and communes with fans and fellow musicians.

“Tonight, we are talking about things that make you hopeful,” said “Reverend” Bill in a recent confessional livestream. “Tonight, we are talking about things that make you hopeful,” he said during the production. “It’s been kind of a funny week that way. It feels like a different timbre in our national dialogue. It seems like a little bit of a stress has been relieved. So, it got me feeling a little hopeful this week.” Joining Howard during the digital concerts is his girlfriend and partner Brittany Dorman, who handles the comment board and assists on production. Howard says the confessionals have come a long way on production quality over the year of shows. The first steps were simply

improving their internet capacity in semi-rural Harrisonburg, and finding the right webcams. The Judy Chops sound engineer (and Howard’s roommate at the time) took care of the tech in early days, but he’s since moved out of the pod. Howard and Dorman’s new roomie is another serial livestreamer, and he’s brought green screen technology to the team. “We would like to get to a point where we can do a real concert experience,” Howard says. “I don’t know if we will ever be back to the same kind of live shows, so I’m trying to figure that out.” Howard has also partnered with Harrisonburg concert venue The Golden Pony to produce a few confessionals alongside a larger, socially distanced group. The musicians have been forced to stop the semi-monthly on-site shows with the ebbs and flows of the coronavirus, but Howard hopes they’ll be back soon. “I would really like to take this concept on the road, eventually,” he says. “If I’m on tour

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he “Reverend” Bill Howard found his calendar wide open when the pandemic hit last year. The musician and hospitality industry worker had been gigging regularly with his beloved Americana band, The Judy Chops, and had some free time to fill when the live shows abruptly ended. Howard’s solution? Weekly livestreams on Facebook with up to two hours of music and conversation. Every Sunday at 7pm “Reverend Bill’s Confessional: Music, Spiritual Guidance & Whiskey” goes live. Without fail. Howard recently posted his 46th episode, complete with its old-timey church background, on February 7—not even the Super Bowl could stop the streaming. He says he was by some measures slow to react to the pandemic, though. “It took me a while last year to come to terms with the hole in my schedule,” he says. “I didn’t write my first new, post-COVID song until halfway through the year.” Once the Reverend opened the pearly gates of songdom, a flood of tunes followed. That means plenty of new tracks, like the cautiously optimistic “I Can Be the Light,” grace the Sunday night show. But Howard also includes lots of old songs from the Chops catalogue—such as the bluesy wailer “Drugs” from the band’s first album—not to mention that spiritual guidance and brown liquor sampling. “It’s become a wonderful community, and I’ve picked up fans from all over the world,” Howard says. Each show features a theme that often veers toward music—favorite bands, vocalists, and songs—but it also occasionally brings home the guidance element of the confessionals. During Howard’s January 24 stream, for example, he asked folks to take a moment for reflection.

with another band, we might do a confessional with a couple of their members.” On top of his weekly Sunday session, Howard hosts the Socially Distant Fest’s Wednesday Night Devotional, which has become his outlet for cover songs that sometimes also make their way to Sunday nights (many are in response to email requests). Howard says he doesn’t see livestreams going away even post-COVID—for his confessionals, as well as for the music industry as a whole. According to data from Twitch, music and performance arts category viewers increased from an average of 92,000 last February to 574,000 in March. And while Howard says his video audiences fluctuate from week to week, the shows have raised a fair amount of money via their “virtual collection plate,” and he believes the medium has room to grow. “I do think the market is a little saturated... but the more you can make your streams efficient and look good and sound good, the more people will come back,” Howard says. Whatever the role of livestreams going forward, Howard says COVID has changed his approach to music in serious ways. He had been considering doing more solo work prior to the pandemic, and the new normal has accelerated his plans. “I noticed that, for years, I was writing with horn...and bass parts in mind,” he says. “But now I’m here with my acoustic guitar, feeling contemplative. It seems to lend itself to more singer-songwriter type stuff. I definitely have a solo album in me. We will see.“ The Judy Chops won’t be going anywhere, either. The band recently wrapped a new four-song EP, recording the final vocals on February 6 at Poetown Music with Gordon Davies. Howard expects the album to drop “in the next couple months.” The tracks may have been part of a fulllength record if not for the pandemic, Howard says, but he and his bandmates decided not to push things and let the music come as the spirit moved them. “We have nothing but time,” he says.

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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Ancient Greek playwright Euripides was popular and influential—and remains so to this day, 2,400 years later. But there’s a curiously boring aspect in five of his plays, Andromache, Alcestis, Helen, Medea, and The Bacchae. They all have the same exact ending: six lines, spoken by a chorus, that basically say the gods are unpredictable. Was Euripides lazy? Trying too hard to drive home the point? Or were the endings added later by an editor? Scholars disagree. The main reason I’m bringing this to your attention is to encourage you to avoid similar behavior. I think it’s very important that the stories you’re living right now have different endings than all the stories of your past.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Atheists like to confront religious people with accusations like this: “If God is so good, why does he allow suffering in the world?” Their simplistic, childish idea of God as some sort of Moral Policeman is ignorant of the lush range of ruminations about the Divine as offered down through the ages by poets, novelists, philosophers, and theologians. For example, poet Stéphane Mallarmé wrote, “Spirit cares for nothing except universal musicality.” He suggested that the Supreme Intelligence is an artist making music and telling stories. And as you know, music and stories include all human adventures, not just the happy stuff. I bring these thoughts to your attention, Aries, because the coming weeks will be a favorable time to honor and celebrate the marvelously rich stories of your own life—and to feel gratitude for the full range of experience with which they have blessed you. PS: Now is also a favorable phase to rethink and reconfigure your answers to the Big Questions.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Blogger Rachel C. Lewis confides, “I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, ‘Kiss me harder,’ and ‘You’re a good person,’ and, ‘You brighten my day.’” What would your unique version of Lewis’s forth-

rightness be like, Taurus? What brazen praise would you offer? What declarations of affection and care would you unleash? What naked confessions might you reveal? The coming days will be a favorable time to explore these possibilities.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): It’s a good time to become more of who you are by engaging with more of what you are not. Get in the mood for this heroic exercise by studying the following rant by Gemini poet Adam Zagajewski (who writes in Polish), translated by Gemini poet Clare Cavanaugh: “Read for yourselves, read for the sake of your inspiration, for the sweet turmoil in your lovely head. But also read against yourselves, read for questioning and impotence, for despair and erudition, read the dry, sardonic remarks of cynical philosophers. Read those whose darkness or malice or madness or greatness you can’t yet understand, because only in this way will you grow, outlive yourself, and become what you are.”

Cancer (June 21-July 22): You’re on the verge of breakthroughs. You’re ready to explore frontiers, at least in your imagination. You’re brave enough to go further and try harder than you’ve been able to before. With that in mind, here’s a highly apropos idea from Cancerian novelist Tom Robbins. He writes, “If you take any activity, any art, any discipline, any skill, take it and push it as far as it will go, push it beyond where it has ever been before, push it to the wildest edge of edges, then you force it into the realm of magic.” (I might use the word “coax” or “nudge” instead of “force” in Robbins’ statement.)

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): In her story “Homelanding,” Margaret Atwood writes, “Take me to your trees. Take me to your breakfasts, your sunsets, your bad dreams, your shoes. Take me to your fingers.” I’d love you to express requests like that. It’s a favorable time for you to delve deeper into the mysteries of people you care about. You will generate healing and blessings by cultivating reverent curiosity and smart empathy and crafty intimacy. Find out more about your best allies!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re about to reach the end of your phase of correction and

Q&A adjustment. To mark this momentous transition, and to honor your ever-increasing ability to negotiate with your demons, I offer you the following inspirational proclamation by poet Jeannette Napolitano: “I don’t want to look back in five years’ time and think, ‘We could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’ In five years, I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it.”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct.22): It’s not a good time for you to be obsessed with vague abstractions, fear-based fantasies, and imaginary possibilities. But it is a favorable phase to rise up in behalf of intimate, practical changes. At least for now, I also want to advise you not to be angry and militant about big, complicated issues that you have little power to affect. On the other hand, I encourage you to get inspired and aggressive about injustices you can truly help fix and erroneous approaches you can correct and close-athand dilemmas for which you can summon constructive solutions.

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(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things,” wrote author G. K. Chesterton. He was exaggerating for dramatic effect when he said that, as he often did. The more nuanced truth is that one of the central aims of education is to learn things, and another very worthy aim is to unlearn things. I believe you are currently in a phase when you should put an emphasis on unlearning things that are irrelevant and meaningless and obstructive. This will be excellent preparation for your next phase, which will be learning a lot of useful and vitalizing new things.


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(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The poet Nayyirah Waheed has some advice I want you to hear. She writes, “Be easy. Take your time. You are coming home to yourself.” I will add that from my astrological perspective, the coming weeks will indeed be a time for you to relax more deeply into yourself—to welcome yourself fully into your unique destiny; to forgive yourself for what you imagine are your flaws; to not wish you were someone else pursuing a different path; to be at peace and in harmony with the exact life you have.

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I don’t have one but will get one tomorrow if we’re not too iced in. Big winter warning starting at 1am.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes,” declared author André Gide. As a writer myself, I will testify to the truth of that formulation. But what about those of you who aren’t poets and novelists and essayists? Here’s how I would alter Gide’s statement to fit you: “The most beautiful things are those that rapture prompts and reason refines.” Or maybe this: “The most beautiful things are those that experimentation finds and reason uses.” Or how about this one: “The most beautiful things are those that wildness generates and reason enhances.” Any and all of those dynamics will be treasures for you in the coming weeks.










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Whether you have Pinterest boards for every room or an old folder full of magazine clippings, we welcome it all. We immerse ourselves completely in new design projects, working to get a full understanding of your design aesthetic, your budget and your wish list. As a true design/build firm, we have the experience and resources to bring your vision to reality. Building a custom home is significant. Partner with a builder you can trust.

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What’s Happening Around Town? Families Helping Families announces campaign to help children’s learning during pandemic Families Helping Families (FHF) is a new community fund working to overcome obstacles to learning in Albemarle County Public Schools during the

COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. FHF serves students and educators by providing grants directly to Albemarle County public schools. FHF will also work to help connect families with existing resources in the community. “There is an imbalance in funding support provided by outside agencies school by school. We know that extra resources allow expanded learning opportunities that occur inside and outside the classrooms. These funds are intended for

families and schools to address teaching and learning barriers,” said Dr. Bernard Hairston, Assistant Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools. FHF is currently raising $150,000 from individuals, businesses, and foundations to help overcome obstacles for kids trying to learn during this difficult time. Within the next 3 years, the group hopes to raise $500,000 to support ongoing student learning needs. The fund is managed by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and gifts are tax-deductible. Research shows that race, social, and economic status continue to correlate with which students are successful in school. Families Helping Families works for equity by creating stronger working relationships with families and communities to ensure each student’s success. As the name suggests, Families Helping Families is made up of Albemarle County families volunteering to help with this initiative. One mother who works as a graphic designer is mentoring Desi, an 8th grade student at Jack Jouett Middle School. Desi built the FHF website and is helping manage social media. “I hope this reaches a lot of people who need help. Our community is coming together to help each other not only during these hard times with COVID, but afterwards as well. I am happy to do what I can so that a classmate or another student can have help,” said Desi. For questions about the fund or how to make a donation, email familieshf@ gmail.com, call 434-260-1079, or visit www.albemarlefhf.org.

Building Community in Unprecedented Times CNE Reports Out on Meeting the Challenges of 2020, Creating Opportunities in 2021 Looking Back with Appreciation 2020 was a year that tested the world, our nation, our local communities and the nonprofit sector in unimaginable ways. Many organizations struggled through significant challenges that required adaptability, grace, strength and shared good will to keep critical services viable. We at CNE would like to take this opportunity to reflect on and appreciate the strength and common purpose of our sector in the past year as we turn our energy and purpose towards future possibilities. The nonprofit sector worked collaboratively with partners in government, business and education to deliver on critical missions in very hard circumstances, with innovation and resilience at the forefront for all of us. Issues around public health, economic security, and social justice all demanded a strong and meaningful response. At CNE specifically, that meant keeping our focus on the unique investments we make in the organizations that build community in our service regions. Here are a few examples of what our work in 2020 looked like in action resulting in tangible and impactful outcomes . . . • A virtual Philanthropy Day that attracted 450 attendees from across the country—our largest group ever reflecting a 10 percent increase from last year—40 percent or 180 attendees were first tim-

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• Hands on support helped to infuse urgently needed federal and state resources into our community’s nonprofit sector including working directly with 75 organizations to obtain COVID relief funding - New, responsive “just in time” trainings rolled out tailored to rapidly emerging needs including New Normal Workshops and scenario planning toolkit, Understanding COVID Financial Resources and Relief Available to Nonprofits. • Overall training participation increased 6-fold over the same time last year during the first three months of the pandemic. Twenty-five percent more participants accessed CNE training programs this year compared to 2019, and the usefulness of the training was indicated by 99 percent of participants reporting that they would share what they learned with others at their organization. • Deepening our partnerships with funders in other regions. CNE continues to deepen our capacity building partnerships with The PATH Foundation in Warrenton, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge in Staunton, the Cameron Foundation in Petersburg, and the Obici Healthcare Foundation in Suffolk. Across partnerships, CNE provided over 260 instances of technical assistance—a response to a question or request for information, resources, or support related to any aspect of operating a nonprofit. Each partnership brings wider connections that encourage learning, sharing, and growth among nonprofits regardless of geography—proving critical during COVID-19.

• Kept the critical work of equity at the forefront of the community’s conscious-

• 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector - As part of CNE’s Finance Academy, sponsored by CFA Institute, CNE has engaged close to 70 local nonprofit leaders and funders to identify key financial and other practices that contribute to a healthy nonprofit. Inspired by the opportunity to build a common language and understanding around sustainable nonprofit business practices, and guided by national frameworks, CNE has created 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector, a guide for nonprofits and funders. Starting in 2021, CNE will offer programming and partner with funders to encourage understanding and use of the principles across the sector. • ReImagineCVA - ReImagineCVA.org is an online resource CNE is developing in partnership with the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, Thriving Communities Group, and the Equity Center at UVA. ReImagineCVA will be THE place for learning about and engaging with nonprofits and community organizations doing important work in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange. The site is being designed as a resource that informs the community of all the different ways to become involved with the social sector, driving board members and volunteers to where they are needed and connecting donors to the causes and initiatives that need their support. We expect to go live in early 2021.

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• Advocacy for the nonprofit sector that resulted in direct federal and state level action. CNE hosted a statewide Virtual Town Hall with Senators Kaine and Warner, attended by more than 250 nonprofits, to bring federal attention to issues faced by nonprofits and their clients. Also spearheaded a letter to Governor Northam, supported by 12 capacity building and Chamber of Commerce organizations and representing thousands of nonprofits across the state after which the Governor announced major changes to the state’s Rebuild VA grant program, widening program eligibility to many more nonprofits and increasing the funds available.

Looking Ahead with Purpose As we turn our attention from the challenges of 2020 to the opportunities and possibilities presented by 2021, CNE is encouraged by the new national dialogue around unity which, critically paired with accountability, is core to our mission of building community. We are excited to preview several upcoming initiatives that build on hard learned lessons from last year and focus on what connects and supports the people who love and power the nonprofit sector.


• Twenty-two new members bringing our total membership to 320 nonprofits who continued investing in their relationship with CNE during this time of crisis. Since July 2020, CNE has engaged in 170 hours of direct consulting with our members.

ness through direct conversation with 50 representatives from 30 different organizations. This CNE-led roundtable, “Leading Equity Work in Your Organization: A Panel Discussion,” was one of a number of programs sponsored by CNE’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and enthusiasm from attendees led directly to a new workshop on “Frameworks for Addressing Organizational Inequity.”

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ers. This diverse and enthusiastic group shared a national experience led by an acclaimed women-of-color panel focusing on creating a just community. Event supporters, including 10 new sponsors, invested in CNE’s community building work at a generous level of giving resulting in a record amount of net revenue given reduced event expenses.

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ave a look around, and you’ll want to stay. Stay for the mountains and stay for the valleys, stay for the hills and stay for

the dales. “Augusta”—don’t think Caesar Augustus, think the 18th century princess of Wales who was mother of Britain’s King George III—is a pretty name, and Augusta County is one of the prettiest spots in a very pretty state. One of the oldest counties in Virginia, and one of the largest, Augusta was so sparsely populated for seven years after it was founded in 1738, that it didn’t even have a county government. Today it has a rich history. One of its most well-known historical figures is Grandma Moses (1860-1961), the folk artist who didn’t take up painting till age 78, but upon her death was recognized by President John F. Kennedy as “a beloved figure from American life.” Moses and her husband worked on Staunton area farms for nearly 20 years. That history includes President Woodrow Wilson, whose Staunton birthplace, referred to as the Manse, was built in 1846 and today houses his official presidential library and museum. Dwight D. Eisenhower toured Wilson’s birthplace in October 1960, addressing a crowd of 5,000 on the front portico of Mary Baldwin College. While in Augusta Eisenhower made time to see the white frame home in nearby Fort Defiance where his mother was born. Some Augusta folks remember gathering in freezing temperatures at the Staunton train station in March 1969, to pay their respects to the former president as the train carrying his body to its Kansas burial pulled in.


Nowadays all sorts of folks make their homes and make their living in Augusta, largely a rural area still, but centrally located with easy access to recreation, commercial development, and cultural delights like great museums and farmto-table restaurants. The mountains bring them here, and then they discover the George Washington National Forest, and 25-acre, springfed Sherando Lake. They discover the American Shakespeare Center, the Frontier Culture Museum, and the burgeoning music and restaurant scene in the picturesque of town of Staunton, and they spend a few hours at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro.

A Diversified Economy Dubbed the “Breadbasket of the Confederacy” during the Civil War, but subject to burning and wrecking under Union Major Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Augusta County Family farms have been a vital part of the county’s economy since its founding. Its agricultural heritage preserves its beautiful landscape and shapes its strong work ethic. Today it is home to both traditional farming operations as well as fascinating agritourism destinations, including a farm-brewery with hops grown on-site. Staunton alone can claim four breweries; Waynesboro has three more.

The Manse, birthplace to President Woodrow Wilson.


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Move In Ready! One level living in Old Trail! Energy efficient home with partially finished basement. Looks deceivingly small from the outside yet there is over 5,000 sq. ft. expertly designed to fit a variety of needs. 6” Castilian walnut floors, large rooms, sizable closets, custom master closet, deep front porch and lovely patio. This home is perfect for entertaining, working and learning remotely. Come visit in person or ask for a virtual tour through FaceTime. Owner is RE agent. $626,000

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request, and Lunatic tours (“More fun than a theme park roller coaster ride.”) twice a month. The ten rolling acres of Project GROWS Farm produce 12,000+ pounds of food each year, food that makes its way to kids and families on the farm, in school, and throughout the community. Project GROWS depends on the support of community volunteers—individuals and groups of all ages and abilities are welcome—who help out from late March through November. Gardeners browse and dream at Pebble Hall in Weyers Cave, where wildflowers and herbs are plentiful, and at Andre Viette Farm & Nursery in Fishersville, where the Viette family has grown and tested herbaceous perennials for over 70 years. Viette’s extensive tree, flower, English rock, butterfly, and water gardens stretch across more than six acres and are always open, even when the Garden Center is closed. Some small farms supply meat or produce for farmer’s markets in North Augusta, Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro and Staunton. Open to growers within a 75mile radius of the city, Staunton’s market will reopen in April on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Local meat and produce supplies local restaurants as well. Farm-to-table dining beckons in Staunton, originally the

Beautiful, conveniently zoned commercial and minutes from Staunton on Churchville Avenue. Live, play, work or operate your own business in this thoughtfully renovated Victorian Style Farm Home, rich with Churchville history dating back to the original settlers. Known then as Jennings Branch and later, the Village. With its large wraparound porch, wonderful columns, upgraded Aluminum siding, and detached two-car garage, it is the crown jewel of this charming tree-lined community. Call to view this beautiful and wellloved home - before it’s gone! $269,900 • MLS# 611975

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With 1,729 farms on 286,195 acres according to latest statistics, Augusta currently has more farm acreage than any other Virginia county. In terms of agricultural output, it is the second most productive county in the Commonwealth but ranks first in the state for production of beef cattle, sheep and lambs, and second in milk cow products. It boasts more than 30,000 head of beef cattle and 9,000 sheep and lambs and is also one of the state’s largest poultry producers. What some Augustans want are minifarms, just large enough for a vegetable patch, or a horse, cow, or herd of goats (or a few llamas). Grow-your-own-foodies are inspired by Joel Salatin’s nationally known and highly influential Polyface Farm (“Your Clean Meat Connection”) in Swope, where livestock and poultry are moved frequently from pasture to pasture (or, “to new salad bars,” as Salatin puts it), for the sake of soil maintenance and good nutrition. A self-described “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer,” Salatin, 62, is also a bestselling author with a dozen books to his name, and an advocate for the locavore movement, which prioritizes eating locally grown or produced food. Polyface offers Self-Guided tours (yes, in 2021) from Mondays through Saturdays, Grass Stains (guided) tours upon scheduled



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county seat, now an independent city just about in the middle of the county, at foodie favorites like Zynodoa, LUNdCH and The Shack. Beer lovers can spend a long weekend sampling Augusta’s brews and enjoying its scenic drives in between. Staunton alone has three breweries. Waynesboro has several more, including Stable Craft Brewing, located on a farm, where Tennessee Walker horses were once raised and trained. While Augusta’s governmental, services, and trade sectors are very strong, manufacturing accounts for approximately 30 percent of county jobs. Manufacturing is concentrated in and around Stuarts Draft, Verona, and Weyers Cave. Roughly 20 percent of the Augusta workforce works in manufacturing at companies like McKee Foods, The Hershey Company, Shamrock, PlyGem, and Daikin. Fishersville is the county’s life sciences corridor, with anchors such as Mary Baldwin University’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in Staunton, plus Augusta Health, a 224-bed general medical and surgical hospital, and Wilson Workforce Rehabilitation Center, both in Fishersville. The Target Distribution Center in Stuarts Draft and Augusta Correctional Center in Craigsville are two of the County’s largest employers. The County’s unemployment rate is traditionally lower than that of either the state or federal government.

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A Place to Call Home “Augusta County is a great place to live, work and play,” says Breanna Grandstaff, REALTOR® with Augusta Realty Group, LTD. Drawn in part by the county’s comparatively inexpensive land and housing prices, Grandstaff and her husband came to Augusta from Charlottesville eleven years ago, settling first in Waynesboro and now on two country acres. Nowadays Grandstaff relishes the larger lot sizes, the relatively small amount of traffic, and the vast outdoor activities— “Christmas tree farms, pumpkin





education right at home as well. Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, founded in 1842, is a highly regarded residential women’s college, which also offers an online program for both men and women and an adult degree program. It began admitting male residential students in 2017. Mary Baldwin is proud of its diversity. Currently it counts students from 32 states. While so far only 7.7 percent of its students are male, its campus has greater than average racial diversity, with White, Black (22.3 percent), Hispanic/Latino (10 percent), Asian and other groups represented there. Mary Baldwin has a surprising age diversity as well: 19.3 percent of students are adults 35 and over. Over in Weyers Cave, Blue Ridge Community College, founded in 1967, offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in occupational/technical and college/university transfer programs. The College also provides non-credit workforce training and special interest classes for individuals, business, and industry.

Stroll quintessential Charlottesville among the notable Victorians. Lexington Ave is pristine and adored by all who visit. This charming city home hasbeen extensively renovated; featuring redesigned character in all bathrooms, master suite created on 3rd level with tremendous banquette seating & abundant light.Ornate fixtures throughout the home convey. All rooms feature unique shelves, custom art features & organic tile and Onyx detail. Large level fenced yard with playstructure, abundant parking in both the front and rear. MLS# 611555 $ 945,000

Country Living in Convenient Location. Close to NGIC, Hollymeade, Pantops. Private Stocked Pond & almost 5 acres in Albemarle County. Main Level Master Suite, Tiled Dual Head Shower, Bamboo Hardwoods in Living Room, Eat In Kitchen w Stainless Appliances & Granite Counters. Covered Front Porch w View of your pond & pasture. Covered rear deck & Finished Basement with HUGE Family Room, 2nd Full Laundry Room, 3rd Full Bathroom & 4th Bedroom. 6 miles to Proffitt Rd.9 Miles to Hollymeade Town Center. MLS# 605931 $535,000


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patches and sunflower fields are just a few of my favorites,” she notes—not to mention those mountain views. But the country life she enjoys now hasn’t come at the cost of practical concerns. She works in nearby Waynesboro at the telecommunications company, Lumos Networks (a Segra company), and enjoys easy access to Augusta Health, an excellent community hospital in Fishersville.

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half baths, open, main level floor plans, kitchens with oversized islands and space for dining, and garages. The 32 units in the two Gables East Condominium buildings in Fishersville, just minutes from I-81, I-64, and Augusta Health Hospital come with open floor plans, screened-in balconies, storage units, great views, and elevator service. The community enjoys new sidewalks, common areas, a gazebo, and plenty of off-street parking. There is so much to see and do in Augusta. Go antiquing in Fishersville,

Verona, and Stuarts Draft. Step back further in time and deepen your imagination of the early American experience with a visit to the Frontier Museum in Staunton, a living history museum that tells the story of the people who migrated from the Old World to the New and the lives they created in the Shenandoah Valley. Take in some anything-but-stuffy Shakespeare in Staunton at American Shakespeare Center in the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s own indoor theatre.

While the Center performs contemporary work, it is best known for its brisk and lively performances of the Bard’s own plays observing late 16th/early 17th century conventions: house lights up, actors doubling roles (and some Shakespeareanstyle gender confusion), minimal sets, and a sprinkling of songs. The American Shakespeare Center is not stuffy. Go hiking or climbing or hit the back roads in a car or on a bike and grab lunch in a picturesque little village like Middlebrook and McKinley or Greenville. You’re in Augusta; and aren’t you glad?


Sophisticated house hunters attracted by Augusta’s beauty and laidback lifestyle often look to Staunton, noted for the quality and diversity of its architecture, comprising styles including Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Folk Victorian, Queen Anne, Craftsman and Colonial Revival. A two-story Collins home, currently for sale, sits on a three-quarters acre lot just a few blocks from historic downtown, and has been almost completely remodeled and enhanced with chandeliers and a zodiac tile fireplace. A three-story, circa 1870, Greek Revival with a huge front porch in downtown Staunton was first a Women’s Institute, then converted to a residence around 1904. Handsome architectural highlights include 12-foot ceilings, parquet floors, pocket doors, and a front door with transom and sidelights. All 12 windows are original. Nearby Waynesboro, where buyers get a little more bang for their buck, is a good place to look for a starter home. The townhomes in the city’s Evershire community feature three or four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three-and-a-

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Enjoy mountain views of the historic Southwest Mountains from this livable 4-BR residence on 6 private acres. Convenient and quick to Pantops, Historic Downtown Mall, and UVA. Within steps of all the amenities at Keswick Hall. MLS#611672 $989,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250


1954 Milton Grigg 8-BR residence on over 2.5 acres. Fronting the 17th fairway in Farmington, offering a quality-built home, gorgeous setting, and prime location only minutes to UVA and Downtown. MLS#606911 $4,950,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


HISTORIC Georgian Revival mansion built c.1878 by Gov. James Kemper on 373 splendid acres, guest cottage, and a complement of farm buildings. Long frontage on Rapidan River. MLS#574009 $3,490,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455 www.WalnutHillsVa.com

Designed by local architect Richard Funk and built on a lot that provides privacy and gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain views. First-floor master, living room with fireplace, spacious gourmet chef ’s kitchen with breakfast area opening to screened porch, dining room with bay window and wet bar, family room with built-in book shelves and fireplace. Second floor: 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and storage. Walk-out lower level: 2 bedrooms, full bath, exercise room, rec room, and ample storage. MLS#613341 $1,195,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


Bordering (Full Cry)Pete Dye golf course and lake, within grounds of Keswick Hall, 5-star luxury resort, is this magnificent 5-bedroom residence constructed of the finest materials with attention to every detail. MLS#603398 $4,200,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.FairwayDriveAtKeswick.com


An oasis of tranquility and fine country living within 20 miles of Charlottesville, 14 miles to CHO Airport. 177 private acres with c.1901 classic Virginia farm house, completely remodeled and updated. MLS#609244 $3,795,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.RivandaleVa.com


Exquisite brick mansion, superb quality construction and features in over 9,000 finished square feet. On 98 gently rolling acres with total privacy, a stream, and pond. Only 5 minutes to shops, 15 miles to UVA. MLS#600284 $2,700,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.TotierHillsFarm.com


A true gem perched on 1.5 private acres in Ednam Forest! This stately c. 1963 4-bedroom Georgian is well-located within walking distance to Boar’s Head Inn & Sports Club. Nearly level lawn surrounded by beautifully manicured landscaping. MLS#608474 $1,845,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863



Virginia farm house nestled in historic district of Covesville located 14 miles south of Charlottesville in a valley of rural farmsteads with agricultural fields and wooded mountainsides. The home is wellmaintained with 3BR, 2BA, improved kitchen with tile flooring, granite counter tops, painted cabinets, new refrigerator and stove. Hardwood floors throughout. Front gated entrance lined with tall box bushes and a magnificent magnolia tree. Mostly open front pasture with nice pond in front. Remainder of acreage is wooded to top of back ridge. MLS#613228 $516,500 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610


Exquisite English Country home on 2.5 acres. Very private with lovely views of the golf course and distant mountains. The architecturally designed, 7,000+ sf. residence offers LR, DR, gourmet kitchen, library, office, media room, and 5 BR. MLS#611738 $1,695,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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A retreat for all seasons! Enjoy total privacy from this mountain home offering distant Blue Ridge Mountain views across the Rockfish Valley. Sited on 14+ acres, the home offers 4 BR and 4.5 BA. MLS#610115 $995,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 www.330GraceGlen.com


21-acre lot minutes east of Charlottesville. Level building site has well already drilled & soils tested for drain field. Fenced with 4-board along road frontage. Creek, small pond, and automatic waterers. Close to public Rivanna River access. MLS#612288 $375,000 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610


An opportunity to own a deeded Nature Preserve protected in perpetuity, a chance to purchase and hold wilderness, and to leave it largely unaltered. This property is ideal for the passive enjoyment of wild lands and the conservation minded buyer. MLS#608893 $1,900,000 Will Carr, 434.981.3065


Magnificent Georgian home with over 10,000 finished square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, main-level master, eat-in kitchen. Guest home, and 296+ acres with panoramic pastoral and mountain views. MLS#602894 $4,750,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.AventadorVA.com


Stunning mountain views abound throughout this bright, spacious, 4-BR residence. Privately tucked on 2.26 acres adjoining common space. Located minutes from Pantops, UVA, and all Charlottesville has to offer. MLS#607638 $1,145,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250


Choose your builder and build your dream home on one of 3 private lots in Northern Albemarle. 5+ to 9+ acres. Exceptional Blue Ridge Mtn. views with privacy. Close proximity to NGIC, airport, shopping, and University Research Park. Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


Sophisticated living just seconds from amenities and conveniences of Charlottesville and UVA. Brick residence has gracious main level with inviting entrance hall, large LR with FP, DR, gourmet kitchen with sitting/breakfast area. MLS#606719 $925,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250


Nearly two acres in the City of Richmond on desirable Rothesay Circle with potential river views. Open woodland with mature hardwoods and small fields. Minutes from Carytown, James River Park, and downtown. MLS#2031412 $449,000 Philip Reed, 804.833.8325


Remarkably large parcel located convenient to Charlottesville and UVA. Exceptional Blue Ridge views, charming farm house (in need of restoration). Under VOF easement but with divisions into already predetermined parcels. MLS#585228 $4,400,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


5-acre lot that has not been available for many years. This country but close-to-town location is conveniently located with quick access to Historic Downtown Mall, UVA, NGIC, airport, and North Fork Business Park. MLS#593160 $250,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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Wonderfully private, 67-acre tract of land approximately 11 miles north of Charlottesville in Barboursville. Mostly wooded with a creek and road frontage. Tremendous views. MLS#552156 $565,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


Two fabulous home sites mostly in beautiful hardwoods, gently rolling and PRICED BELOW TAX ASSESSMENTS! The first lot has 21 acres, the second lot has 44+ acres, private settings and frontage on the Rivanna River. Ten minutes to airport, excellent shopping. Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 for pricing.

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HOME SALES STATS ENDING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14, 2021 THERE WERE 63 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS n 16 were in Albemarle with an average price of $508,566 n 7 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $330,853 n 16 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $309,186 n 4 were in Greene with an average price of $387,475 n 6 were in Louisa with an average price of $454,097 n 3 were in Madison with an average price of $1,258,333 n 7 were in Nelson with an average price of $324,759 n 1 was in Orange with a price of $740,000 n 2 were in Staunton with an average price of $195,500 n 1 was in Waynesboro with a price of $249,900

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2 Burnley Station Road Waterfront parcel of 5.96 acres $235,000 mls 612451 Barb Kelley, 434-882-2520


655 Harrison Street 4 BR, 3 BA, 2795 SQ FT $425,000 mls 608408 Steve White, 434-242-8355


2 Ragged Mountain Drive 5 BR, 4.5 BA, 5000 SQ FT $1,295,000 mls 601803 Jim McVay, 434-962-3420



2330 Homestead Farm Road 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 5614 SQ FT $1,525,000 mls 611677 Steve White, 434-242-8355


511 Shelton Mill Road Charlottesville 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3872 SQ FT $1,990,000 mls 612924 Duke Merrick, 434-962-5658


12570 Chicken Mountain Road 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 4510 Sq Ft, 100 Acres $3,200,000 mls 609301 Jane Porter Fogleman, 434-981-1274




Sweet Hollow Lane 4.23 acres with flat building site $104,500 mls 611083 Steve White, 434-242-8355

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