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Staying strong TRISTAN WILLIAMS

After a horrific accident, Charlie Anne Xavier credits a series of miracles for her survival. NEWS

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13 How did Niko the dog really die? 15 Here’s what you need to know about monkeypox.

27 Sound Choices: Album reviews. 29 Sudoku 29 Crossword 31 Free Will Astrology

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25 The Works: “The Water Appreciation Experience” dives deep.

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THIS WEEK Hello, Charlottesville, and thank you for picking up another copy of C-VILLE Weekly! Hopefully you’re someplace cool and shaded while you read this—or better yet, indoors. I know, it seems like everyone’s talking about the weather this summer. That classic conversation-starter (or ender) has totally supplanted the nation’s previous favorite topic: “Boy, are the gas prices high.” And I get it—it is hot out there. On Sunday, my car’s thermometer read 100 degrees. That’s too many degrees. So stay safe out there! Anyway, I’m proud to introduce this week’s collection of stories, headlined by an inspiring profile of Charlie Anne Xavier by Courteney Stuart (p. 16). Charlie and her husband André were preparing to open their brewery together when she suffered a devastating accident during construction. Her recovery has been a series of miracles, the couple says, and she’s received overwhelming support along the way from a growing online community. In culture this week, Matt Dhillon is awash in artist Martha Stafford’s “The Water Appreciation Experience,” an installation at 1326 E. High St. that features water in all its cultural forms—from thirstquencher to meditative aid (p. 25). Guests are invited to carry around vessels representing life-saving water supplies, and participate in water-based rituals that connect the water they consume to the wider bodies of water all over the earth. There’s much more to discover, though, including an informative piece on monkeypox from Brielle Entzminger (p. 15), and Stuart’s closer look at the circumstances surrounding the death of Niko the dog (p. 13). Keep reading.—Richard DiCicco

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TWO LATEST BOOKS & MORE from local Author William A. James, Sr.

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In, A MURDER ON FIFTH AND DICE AND THE RUIN OF FIFEVILLE,

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)

IN THE STREETS OF VINEGAR HILL, James

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.

In, HARD TIMES AND SURVIVAL: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN AFRICANAMERICAN SON,

James relates His Story and the Reader learns what He means when He Says: “Do not GiveIn to Adversity, but overcome it by Steady and Constant Perserverance.”

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­— Vice President Kamala Harris, meeting on Sunday with Virginia Democratic legislators about protecting abortion rights

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IN BRIEF

Stay cool As heat waves and high temperatures continue to hit central Virginia, the City of Charlottesville has opened public cooling centers at Key Recreation Center, Tonsler Recreation Center, and Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Central Branch until further notice. Cold water is available at all three locations.

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For years, mail delays have plagued the Charlottesville area due to short staffing and poor management at the local post office. Senator Mark Warner has visited Charlottesville several times over the past year to address the delays. During his latest visit in April, he called for pay raises for postal workers in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and told residents to expect mail improvements by July. In a statement sent to C-VILLE last week, USPS spokesman Philip Bogenberger said the Charlottesville post office has “stepped up” its recruitment efforts, and hired 16 new employees so far this year. And after nearly four years without a full-time postmaster, the office hired ​​Vicki Stephens—who recently served as the postmaster of Broomfield, Colorado—as its new postmaster in May. However, Bogenberger added, the Charlottesville post office is still short about 30 employees, including city carrier assistants, rural carrier associates, and assistant rural carriers. While rural carriers start at $19.06 an hour, city carriers start at $18.92 an hour. When asked, Bogenberger would not say if the pay raises Warner requested have happened.

City will not host Unite the Right anniversary event This year marks the fifth anniversary of the white supremacist Unite the Right rally. While Charlottesville hosted Unity Days in 2019 as a memorial for the deadly rally, City Council has confirmed that the city will not hold an anniversary event this year. “[With] no staff, no time, no money, no security, and with COVID running rampant, it did not seem like a wise idea to try to plan

Unity Days,” said Mayor Lloyd Snook during last week’s City Council meeting. Charlene Green, Charlottesville’s Office of Human Rights manager, and communications director Brian Wheeler had worked together to plan Unity Days in 2019, but both have since left their positions, explained Snook. During last week’s meeting, some community members criticized the city for not

doing anything to commemorate the infamous rally, during which dozens of people were injured and three were killed, including 32-year-old local resident Heather Heyer. “It’s a little disappointing that Unity Days is something the city will not continue to support,” said activist Joy Johnson, board chair of the Public Housing Association of Residents. “But I’m not surprised.”

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A federal court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to force Virginia to hold House of Delegates elections this fall under newly redrawn district maps, officially pushing the elections to next year. Former Charlottesville School Board member Amy Laufer, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Chair Donna Price, and local nurse Kellen Squire are running for the Democratic nomination for the new 55th House District, which represents most of Albemarle County and parts of Nelson, Louisa, and Fluvanna counties. The majority of the district is what was once the 58th District, which has been represented by Republican Delegate Rob Bell for two decades.

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n the afternoon of July 5, local resident Ida Simmons stopped by the Barracks Road post office to pick up her rental checks, like she does every month. But after checking her P.O. box, she realized nobody had put mail in it—and the service desk was completely unstaffed. “After the Fourth of July weekend, you would expect there would be mail in the box,” explains Simmons, who has had a P.O. box at Barracks Road for two decades. “As I’m befuddled and looking around, another woman comes in and says, ‘Oh, I was here earlier this morning, and there was no one here.’” Customers also could not use the self-serve kiosk that afternoon. “The box that receives your mail … was broken—it was taped shut. It was ridiculous,” says Simmons. When Simmons returned to the office the following day to collect her checks, she asked an employee why the mail had not been posted the previous day, and was told that no one had been assigned to work there that day, she says. “I live 45 minutes away,” says Simmons, “so this was an extra trip for me to make in town.”

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Stock up on your reusable tote bags—Charlottesville City Council has expressed support for a 5-cent tax per bag on disposable plastic grocery bags at grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies, which would take effect on January 1. Revenue from the tax would go toward mitigating climate change, as well as providing reusable bags to people who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Albemarle County passed a similar tax in May. While climate activists have long advocated for the tax—already instituted in eight Virginia localities—food justice advocates worry it will put an undue burden on lowincome families, reports Charlottesville Tomorrow. Council will hold a public hearing on the tax during its August 1 meeting.

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Lingering questions County refuses to provide more information about dog’s euthanization By Courteney Stuart courteney@c-ville.com

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After hours on July 15, Albemarle County’s Animal Protection Unit seized Niko from the SPCA and took him to an undisclosed location to be euthanized.

circulated between county officials. Emails between county officials discuss the county’s statement released on July 15, and include a plan to have the county spokesperson be the single point of contact for questions about Niko. C-VILLE’s request for information about other options considered for Niko was responded to with a single document, entirely redacted under attorney-client privilege. The county did provide a police report describing a neighbor’s complaint that Niko had bitten their dog in 2013. The Niko saga began in late 2014 when the dog arrived at the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA by court order after Albemarle County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Higgins ruled that he had killed a neighbor’s cat, labeled him a “dangerous dog,” and removed him from his owners’ care. Albemarle County General District Court had already attached that label. According to a county press release issued on July 15, the day after the euthanization, Niko had previously injured two other

dogs and subsequently injured a third while at the SPCA in 2016. For the next seven years following the court’s ruling, his owner Toni Stacy fought to save Niko. Harding helped find numerous possible placements and repeatedly asked the county for guidance on desired conditions that would enable the dog’s release. “We wanted to know what types of special qualities in a rehoming situation they would want to see for Niko,” Harding says. “And we never heard back, at least I didn’t, even when I asked for follow-up.” In the spring, the Virginia Court of Appeals issued a final disposition in the case. The ruling meant that Albemarle could choose how to “dispose” of Niko. Harding says euthanization is just one of multiple options available under state code for “dangerous dogs,” a less serious label than “vicious.” “Most of the options all include rehoming him or sending him to some type of qualified organization,” says Harding, adding that euthanasia should be a last resort.

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early two weeks after Albemarle County seized a pit bull named Niko from the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA after hours and euthanized him, against his owners’ and the SPCA’s wishes, questions remain about how and why the decision was made. County officials have thus far refused to disclose the location or provide proof of a humane euthanization process. “No records responsive to this request exist,” reads the county’s response to a FOIA request for any contract with or receipts from a veterinarian related to Niko’s euthanasia, and for the name of the veterinarian and veterinary practice that performed the euthanization. “This lack of transparency is consistent with what we’ve experienced the entire final stages of this case,” says attorney Elliott Harding, who represented Niko’s owners during a lengthy court battle over the dog’s fate. “It’s unsettling because the narrative that is being delivered by the county should be subject to corroboration in formal records requests such as this.” The county did not respond to C-VILLE’s second request for corroboration of the euthanization by press time on Tuesday. C-VILLE Weekly’s FOIA request also asked for written documents exchanged between Albemarle County police and county executives about the dog, as well as emails between the SPCA and county police or leadership. Of the nine total documents provided in response to those two queries, three appeared to contain conversations concerning Niko, including a discussion of a meeting on July 5. That email thread refers to a person who will be present and has the most up-todate information on the case, but whose name is redacted, with the county citing attorney-client privilege. One email thread naming Niko begins with a citizen asking, “Why was he murdered in such a cruel and unprofessional manner? Who is responsible?” and was

In a July 15 interview, county spokesperson Emily Kilroy said the decision was made by county leadership in the interest of public safety since Niko had a history of biting other animals. That explanation didn’t satisfy Harding. “I don’t know whose public they’re concerned about because he could have been sent all the way up to New York if need be,” he said in a July 15 interview. “In fact, there was one organization in northern New York that actually ultimately called us back and said, ‘You know what? We won’t take him because he’s not dangerous enough. We only work with extremely dangerous dogs.’” Harding said any placement would have come with a liability waiver for the county, and notes that the county is full of other dangerous dogs who, despite their aggression towards other animals, can be kept safely with proper supervision. The decision to euthanize Niko upset not only Niko’s owners but the SPCA, which issued its own press release. “The SPCA opposed the decision to euthanize Niko, played no role in that decision, and did not participate in the euthanasia itself,” the statement read. Harding and one of Niko’s owners, 15-year-old Madelyn Wells, spoke about Niko at the July 20 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting. “In life and living, humane alternatives should be the presumptive outcome of this county and the people in this county and the way they view animals and second chances,” Harding said. “I don’t think the decision and the way that it was implemented last week reflects that.” Wells, who grew up as the court battle over Niko carried on, told supervisors that the thought of his final moments haunt her. “It makes me sick to my stomach that he went through that alone,” she said. “I just wanted our dog to live.”


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ince early May, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox, a viral disease endemic to countries in West and Central Africa, have been reported across the world, including more than 2,500 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. As of July 25, 72 cases have been detected in Virginia. While the majority of cases have been reported in northern Virginia, the Virginia Department of Health has, to date, identified four cases in the state’s Northwestern region, which includes the Blue Ridge Health District. Monkeypox, discovered by researchers over 60 years ago, is a “contagious rash illness that’s caused by the monkeypox virus, [which] is in the same family of viruses that causes smallpox,” explains Blue Ridge Health District spokesman Jason Elliott. “But, typically, monkeypox is going to have a much milder infection than smallpox.” Monkeypox symptoms often begin six to 13 days after exposure. The illness usually starts with flu-like symptoms, including fever, chills, headache, tiredness, muscle aches, and swollen lymph nodes. 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. “People may consider this to look like a sexually transmitted infection, or just a random pimple, so sometimes it can go rather unassuming,” says Elliott. Public health officials stress that monkeypox is not a STI—it is spread through close contact with infectious rashes, scabs, or bodily fluids. While people can contract monkeypox during sexual intercourse or intimate physical contact, like kissing and hugging, they can also contract it by sharing towels, sheets, clothes, or other linens with a person who has been infected. The disease can spread through respiratory droplets, typically in a close setting like a household, as well. “If you do have [monkeypox] symptoms, or you think [or] know you’ve been exposed,” says Elliott, “calling ahead to your doctor, health department, or ER is highly

recommended, since this can spread from person to person.” To date, monkeypox cases have been disproportionately reported among people who identify as gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. However, anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, can contract the illness. “The transmission of monkeypox is more accurately linked to someone’s behavior, rather than their identity,” stresses Elliott, citing Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, the CDC’s director of HIV/AIDS prevention. “But we are encouraging anyone in the LGBTQ+ community to be extra vigilant, because right now individuals in that community are at higher risk of contracting this.” Due to a limited supply of vaccines and relatively low number of cases in Virginia, VDH is not currently recommending widespread vaccination against monkeypox. However, people who have been exposed or potentially exposed to the disease—or who have a high risk of exposure—should contact their medical provider to see if they can get vaccinated, which can prevent onset of the disease. As monkeypox continues to spread across the country and world, everyone should “avoid skin-to-skin contact with rashes or people who have those rashes” to prevent themselves from contracting it, says Elliott. “Keep in mind whose linens we’re using, or if we’re trading shirts with people.” Elliott also recommends discussing monkeypox with sex partners, and making sure they are not experiencing any symptoms, or have not come in recent contact with someone with symptoms. Monkeypox is rarely fatal—since the global outbreak started in May, there have been five deaths from the disease. However, it can make immunocompromised people more susceptible to serious infections or illnesses, like pneumonia or sepsis. “Once vaccines do become more available, individuals at highest risk will hopefully take us up on getting those,” Elliott says. Virginians seeking more information about monkeypox prevention, testing, and treatment can call the state health department’s monkeypox hotline (877-829-4682), or visit vdh.virginia.gov/monkeypox/.

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A ‘new and amazing life’ By Courteney Stuart courteney@c-ville.com

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he past 10 months have proven to Charlie Anne and André Xavier that life can change in an instant. It was early morning on September 10 when Charlie left the couple’s home to do some final construction work at their soon-to-open Patch Brewing Company in Gordonsville. Less than an hour later, a fiery explosion left the 35-year-old mother with third- and fourth-degree burns across 85 percent of her body—a level of injury that is almost always fatal. “We now know that the survival rate for some fourth degree burns is less than 3 percent,” says André Xavier. Despite those vanishingly small odds, Charlie survived thanks to a series of what the couple describes as “miracles.” Nearly a year later, with a book set to publish on the anniversary of the accident, both say their lives have been transformed. In addition to the physical and emotional anguish they’ve endured, they say the experience has deepened their connection to each other, to their faith, and to the community that has rallied around them. Through the Facebook page Cheering on Charlie and the blog by the same name, they’ve built an online audience of thousands who’ve learned about the tragedy and Charlie’s recovery. In each post, André updates their followers on the couple’s “new and amazing life.” “When he first started journaling, he was doing voice journaling on the car rides home,” says Charlie. “And he was doing it for me, really, you know, for me to listen to someday.” The morning of the accident started with an argument at home. Charlie planned to spend the day working at the brewery, but André was concerned she’d been pushing herself too hard. Charlie has had rheumatoid arthritis since early childhood, and the autoimmune condition causes painful swelling of joints. Charlie, however, was adamant. When she arrived at the brewery on Route 231, she began using an electric sander on a chalkboard for a kids’ area. “I sort of smelled gasoline and then started slipping and I fell,” she recalls. As she fell, she dropped the sander. “The moment it hit the concrete, it sparked an explosion,” she says. “I was totally engulfed in flames and was slipping in the flames.” Screaming, she staggered to nearby gravel, where she dropped and rolled to extinguish the blaze. Several other people at the brewery heard her cries and called 911. Soon after, they called André and put Charlie on the phone to tell him about the accident. “I was like, ‘What are you talking about? I don’t have time for jokes.’ And then she texted the picture of her burns,” André says. “At that moment, I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh.’ So I knew. But at the same time, I did not know the sense of danger and how serious it was.”

The miracles the couple describes start with the Gordonsville first responders, including the swift presence of a registered nurse who happened to be minutes away when the 911 call came in. Charlie was soon airlifted to the VCU Medical Center’s burn unit in Richmond to begin what would be more than eight months of inpatient surgeries and other treatments as she battled infection, excruciating physical pain, and separation from André and the couple’s two young sons, then-4-year-old London and their infant, Julian, who was 10 months old when Charlie was burned. Adding to the miracle of such a rapid response in a rural area, Charlie never lost consciousness, and her face wasn’t burned. In addition to being able to communicate with André, she was able to speak with medical personnel en route to and at the hospital before the commencement of a massive effort to save her life. “No one communicated with me how bad off I was because there was no time,” Charlie says. At the hospital, she was immediately sedated and had a procedure to treat compartment syndrome, a condition common in severe burn patients in which extreme pressure can lead to tissue necrosis. Doctors were able to save Charlie’s limbs. They also debrided her burns, removing gravel and the burned tissue from most of her body. In the weeks and months that followed, she benefited from new medical technologies, including one, Recell, that creates aerosolized skin from a patients’ own stem cells to spray on burned areas. The physical pain of the injuries and treatments was enormous, but the psychological impact was also devastating. “You have the aspect of being ripped away from your family and this horrific event happening and not knowing whether or not you’re going to make it,” Charlie says. “And then just the psychological, emotional toll of just being alone. It is an opening for you to just go to a very, very dark place and to never come back.” She says focusing on small victories helped her through. “You’ve got to just do it day by day and [appreciate] simple things. André, when he comes next, we’re going to watch this television program,” she says. “I’m going to get to see pictures of Halloween.” Both say their connection to God provided comfort. “A lot of people when they go through a lot of challenging things in their life, you know, they either get closer to God or they’re torn away,” says Charlie. “And in my experience, in all the hardships that I’ve had, that’s always when I’ve gotten closer and it’s always when I’ve needed him the most.” She says her belief that her survival was a series of miracles also sustained her. “I mean, don’t you think I can stay strong and pull through and watch for the final miracle to happen? That final miracle of being reunited with my boys, because that was the most important thing for me, was to get back home to my boys,”

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Couple’s resilience after near-fatal accident inspires social media movement and book

With third- and fourth-degree burns over 85 percent of her body, Charlie Xavier’s chance of survival was slim following an accident last September. But being reunited with her husband, André, and their two sons, London (pictured) and Julian, was what kept her strong and motivated. “The most important thing for me was to get back home to my boys,” she says.

Charlie says. “I just couldn’t see a world where I didn’t exist in their lives, and existing as a memory just wouldn’t have been good enough.” That determination helped Charlie get home at the end of May—a month sooner than her doctors predicted, according to William Carter, a physician who treated Charlie at the Sheltering Arms Institute, where she was transferred to undergo rehab in the spring after leaving the hospital. She impressed the medical staff with her ability to push through pain and wean herself off medication. “If I had to make an analogy, it’s like someone who decides to—despite the fact that there is epidurals and stuff like that available—you know, [says], ‘I’m just going to have the baby naturally,’”


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“I just couldn’t see a world where I didn’t exist in their lives, and existing as a memory just wouldn’t have been good enough.” CHARLIE XAVIER

July 27 – August 2, 2022 c-ville.com to turn to God and be grateful. Or you can choose to be angry. But it is a choice.” “My message is keep fighting. You can do it,” says Charlie, who plans to write her own book in the future. “And you know, honestly, if this message reaches somebody and it helps them, then everything was worth it. I had a purpose and I filled it, and what happened happened for a reason.” I Almost Lost Her: A Memoir of Unthinkable Tragedy will be released September 10, and is available for preorder at cheeringoncharlie.com. Courteney Stuart is the host of “Charlottesville Right Now” on WINA. You can hear her interview with Charlie and André Xavier at wina.com.

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“Sitting with André, talking with him and talking with Charlie, like everything that they do is still for other people and is out of gratitude that they have Charlie here, that she’s alive,” says Berdan. “ I think that’s the most sustaining for all of us who are still trying to support and help and do what we can. It’s just knowing that they’re still, every day, trying to be better because of the accident.” André says the book he’s writing, I Almost Lost Her: A Memoir of Unthinkable Tragedy carries a message that applies to everyone. “To show people that no matter how drastic, how tragic, how hurtful, how difficult the situation is, there is always a choice,” he says. “You can choose

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Carter says. “That’s kind of the approach that she was able to maintain for months.” Marriages don’t always survive tragedy, but Charlie and André Xavier say theirs has been strengthened by the vulnerability and strength they’ve seen in each other. “It’s definitely surpassed what we thought it could be,” says Charlie, who is currently back in the hospital for additional surgeries to close open wounds. She’ll still require years of operations, including double knee replacements. The couple’s devotion to each other has inspired friends, including Kiri Berdan, who befriended Charlie in 2020 when both joined a local workout group for moms.


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When we get older we tend to think of our childhoods as distant memories that have long since faded in relevance to our current lives. We might laugh and share an anecdote or two with friends, reminisce about a place we visited as a child, but for the most part those memories are tucked away like old photos in a box in the attic. What’s more, when childhood memories do surface, and we feel the pangs of nostalgia, we tend to push it away, or to label ourselves cheesy or sappy. Research, however, suggests you ought to go get that box and dust it off because digging deeper into childhood memories can help with a challenge you’re dealing with, simply make you feel better, and help your children in their own lives. You’re also doing it more often than you think. A study at the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey in England found that people experience bouts of nostalgia at least once a week and that even children as young as 8-years old do this. Teens and young adults in their 20s do it most often as they begin to make the important decisions of their adult lives, and older people do it to gain perspective. Basically, the study found that connecting old memories with your current situation allows you to make sense of your life, and makes you feel less lonely by reminding you of your connection to others and your community. And that doing this can reduce stress and improve your mood. The researchers also found that looking back in profound ways can create positive feelings about the future. Indulging in nostalgia can also help those around you. Researchers found that people who “nostalgize” give to charity more, and that sharing stories with friends, family members, and romantic partners is a strong way to show caring and support. In fact, a growing body of research has shown that sharing our personal stories with children and grandchildren, especially in heartfelt and detailed ways, teaches them to tell stories in more detailed ways (plus, kids love hearing stories about when you were a kid). Later in life

these narrative skills can lead to stronger empathy for others, higher self-esteem, and the ability to better understand complex ideas. But what about bad or traumatic childhood memories? Or just unpleasant ones you don’t want to think about? While severe childhood trauma that hasn’t been dealt with might be cause for seeking professional help, revisiting the stories of our childhood on our own can also be a way to heal ourselves. Since the 1980s, UVA psychologist Tim Wilson has been studying how “editing” the stories we tell ourselves about our lives can improve our emotional health. In a well-known study, Wilson worked with freshmen students who were struggling in school, and found that most of them believed they had “always been bad at school.” What Wilson did was edit that story, and asked them to consider the fact that “everyone fails at first.” The students read stories from other students who at first failed but later succeeded. Wilson found that those students who edited the story in their heads were more likely to stay in school, succeed, and not drop out, compared to a control group who did not get the story-telling prompt. Wilson has also found that this “story-editing” technique can help people with very painful memories, even veterans suffering from PTSD. Basically, we can get stuck thinking about a certain memory in a certain way, and by simply “editing” or changing the story a bit, we can go back and heal ourselves. And the good memories? Personal achievements you are proud of? An act of kindness that helped someone? A memory of someone helping you? Well, the University of Surrey researchers say use them to your advantage, summon them to make yourself feel good, to give yourself some encouragement, and to give yourself an energy boost to face future challenges. So, go on, dust off that old box of photos and get to work.

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SATURDAY 7/30

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Shenandoah Valley natives Benjamin Ryan and Kyle Grim originally formed Dogwood Tales as a duo, but over time the roots band blossomed into a full ensemble. As the band grew, so did its music—going from acoustic, ghostly sparseness to robust harmonies and arrangements laden with pocket grooves, pedal steel, and Wurlitzer keys. Inspired by literature and the Southern Gothic canon, the Tales’ intimate and honest lyrics on songs like “HoldYou Again” and “25” capture the heavy stations of life experienced in small town America. $10-12, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 First St. S. thesoutherncville.com

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When creating its 2022 EP Born at the Right Time (Exquisite Corpse), experimental pop collective The North Country (above) had one rule—don’t be afraid to get weird. The group, led by frontman Andrew Grossman, is known for its colorful, raucous shows and compelling, collaborative songwriting, which it took to new heights during COVID-forced separation. When creating the six songs on the new EP, each member of the band recorded a short piece of music, then passed it on to another member for an instrumental, structural, or lyrical component. The songs kept moving until they reached everyone, and no one heard the finished work until the very end. “Part of the fun of this whole project was experimenting with working within a tight schedule, forcing us (and particularly me) not to overthink things,” says Grossman. Free, 7pm. Champion Brewing Company, 324 Sixth St. SE. championbrewingcompany.com

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Get to know an up-and-coming local brewery at From the Jump, a block party fundraiser for Neon Culture Brewing. Brew leader Corey Hoffman builds inclusion through craft beer, and is looking to be the first Black and minority-owned brewery in Charlottesville. Hoffman will be pouring up three brews, created in partnership with Decipher Brewing: a New Zealand-style pilsner, an imperial mole stout, and a hazy IPA. Food trucks from Legaci Eats, Vegan Comforts Soul Food, and Elbows Macaroni and Cheese Kitchen provide the nosh, and DJ Double U takes the stage from 2-5pm, followed by singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wise from 6-8pm. Free, 2-10pm. Decipher Brewing, 1740 Broadway St. @neonculturebrewing

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music Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine. Performing on the Outside Problems Tour with Meshell Ndegeocello. $35-60, 7pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. tingpavilion.com Beleza Duo. Samba soul. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com Josh Mayo and The House Sauce. Performing original rock and classic hits. Free, 7pm. Siren, 247 Ridge McIntire Rd. sirencville.com King Golden Banshee. The conglomerate of musicians plays for Irish Wednesday. Free, 5:30pm. The Pub at Lake Monticello, 51 Bunker Blvd., Palmyra. lakemonticellogolf.org Vincent Zorn. Performing live on the patio. Free, 6:30pm. Red Pump Kitchen, 401 E Main St., Downtown Mall. redpumpkitchen.com

stage Little Women. The Virginia Theatre Festival presents Little Women by Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, and directed by Aubrey Snowden. $15-50, 7:30pm. Ruth Caplin Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd. virginiatheatrefestival.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. Acoustic music, food trucks, and a stunning Charlottesville sunset. $5, 6pm. Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl. chilesfamily orchards.com

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Thursday 7/28 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

stage Little Women. See listing for Wednesday, July 27. $15-50, 7:30pm. Ruth Caplin Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd. virginiatheatrefestival.org

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Tailgate Thursdays with 180. Enjoy a laidback evening in the vineyard with live music, wine, oysters from Salty Bottom Blue Osyters, and BYO lawn games, picnic blankets, and food to grill. Free, 6pm. Stinson Vineyards, 4744 Sugar Hollow Rd., Crozet. stinson vineyards.com C O NT I N U ED ON PAGE 2 6

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ater surrounds us. It’s in the sky, on the earth, and underground. About 60 percent of the human body is water and about 70 percent of the surface of the globe is water. On the bottom of the ocean, life can exist without air or light—but not without water. On land too, a source of water is a source of life. Artist Martha Stafford appreciates the crucial role water plays in the world, and in “The Water Appreciation Experience,” an interactive installation on display at 1326 E. High St., she invites guests to think more deliberately about their place in the water cycle. Consider some of the crucial man-made fountains of this life-giving essence: dripping faucets, hoses, shower heads, and plastic bottles. Stafford celebrates these household objects and their importance as sources of water. “I want people to realize that water is something sacred, that it’s something to be valued and not taken for granted,” she says. Visitors of the installation enter a meditative, contemplative environment washed in the sound of lapping water. The tour travels clockwise to several stations where guests stop for water—water for drinking, water for bathing, water for cleaning, and water for recreation. As they make their way through the exhibition, guests carry a vessel of a weight that corresponds to a certain volume of water. The experience is intimate, physically feeling the weight of the water you need to survive. Visitors pass images of Ragged Mountain Reservoir, as well as pictures of a dry land where the only source of water is a modest pipe. A section with images of figures carrying drinking water transitions into a section with a household toilet, juxtaposing the two and pointing out that the tank also flushes drinking water. The tour takes a reverential perspective toward water and the channels it takes to reach us. There is an altar-like feeling at each station, and Stafford says she had the ritualistic Stations of the Cross in mind when putting together the journey. She’s also interested in expanding the water-based rituals the space can facilitate as she learns more about them. “There’s a whole ceremony in some churches where they wash your feet,” Stafford says, “and I thought, ‘Oh that would be pretty wild, to see if I can find some ministers who would come and do that!’” But there are some simpler ideas too. “What I would like to start with is see if I can have people come and do a water meditation in the morning. Just come and sit here quietly and listen.” Guests start the tour at the wishing pools with a water-based ritual. They pour a glass

“The Water Appreciation Experience” is an interactive, thought-provoking meditation on water consumption and conservation.

“There’s a whole ceremony in some churches where they wash your feet, and I thought, ‘Oh that would be pretty wild, to see if I can find some ministers who would come and do that!’” of water, bring it in close, and whisper a wish into the cup. They drink one portion and pour another portion into the pool. “That kind of ceremony is done by different Native American groups,” Stafford says. The gesture does have a strong impact. As some of the wished upon water enters the pool, as well as the body, it suggests that all water is really one water—drops into pools, pools into streams, streams into rivers, and so on. The end of the circuit takes a more domestic turn, and presumably more familiar. The visitor approaches water fixtures they would use every day—their sink, their toilet, their shower, their bathtub—while reading statistics about how much fresh water goes through them, sitting for two minutes with aromatics, and reflecting. The water itself is represented by gold coins to show its value.

Stafford, who formerly ran the Charlottesville Cooking School, says it’s the basic stuff we overlook. One of them is drinking enough water. “It’s such a simple obvious thing, but because it’s so obvious people take it for granted,” she says. “For many people that come here, they’ve never been quiet for 25 minutes, they don’t drink water, they don’t ever use these aromas that change your mood, so I see people visibly come in agitated and leave here feeling more peaceful.” There are other special things about water. It is called “the universal solvent” by the United States Geological Survey because it has a greater power to dissolve than any other liquid. It is the only non-metallic liquid that expands when it freezes, which is why ice floats and why bodies of water stay warmer in their deepest parts during winter. Water is abundant, but most of the world’s water is in the ocean, and most of the freshwater that remains is frozen in glaciers. That leaves about 1 percent accessible as drinking water. Access to clean water is not as easy as it may look on such a watery planet. Drought and demand can make water resources scarce in many environments. Pollution takes a heavy toll, too. All forms of pollution eventually make their way into water. Like the water from the wishing pools, all of the water we touch joins the rest of the water around us. The healthier we keep our waterways, the healthier we keep our world.

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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

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Shakespeare at the Ruins: As You Like It. Four County Players bring to life Shakespeare’s play about mistaken identities, love at first sight, amorous shepherds, impossible coincidences, and multiple marriages. $2325, 7pm. Barboursville Ruins, Mansion Rd., Barboursville. fourcp.org

Martha Stafford’s ‘Water Appreciation Experience’ asks viewers to ponder the flow

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Family Film Series: Vivo. Featuring perennial favorites alongside modern classics. Free, 11am. Violet Crown Cinema, 200 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. violetcrown.com

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legacy, and pioneer, and prizes for participants. $5, 6pm. The End Games, 374 Hillsdale Dr. theendgames.co Ix Flix Free Summer Film Series: Akeelah and the Bee. 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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Arts From Underground. Artmaking, drinks, and karaoke inside The Looking Glass. Free, 7pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org

Berto & Vincent. Brunch with wild gypsy rumba and Latin guitar. Free, 11am. Tavern & Grocery, 333 W. Main St. tavernand grocery.com

Bingo Night. Play musical bingo and sip on cider. Free, 6:30pm. Potters Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com

Kendall Street Company. Alt rock vibes. $20, 6pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd. batesvillemarket.com

Pride Night—Happy Hour. A casual cocktail hour with creative drinks and fun music. Free, 6pm. Vitae Spirits Distillery Downtown, 101 E. Water St. cvillepride.org

Otra Vez. Sounds from Buenos Aires and beyond. Free, 5pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glass housewinery.com

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Scrapper T Duo. Toe-tapping roots music. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarle ciderworks.com

2 Wishes Trio. Joy, Mike, and Dan bring their jazzy beats, tight harmonies, and sweet sounds. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glass housewinery.com

Wahren Presents: Dogwood Tales. With Maddi Mae & The Shadow Cast and Ramona & The Holy Smokes. $10-12, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

Final Friday feat. Bobby Read Quartet. An evening of jazz and wine with a vineyard view. Free, 5pm. Pollak Vineyards, 330 Newtown Rd., Greenwood. pollakvineyards.com

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Fridays After Five: Pale Blue Dot. With Films On Song. Free, 5:30pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. tingpavilion.com

Little Women. See listing for Wednesday, July 27. $15-50, 2 and 7:30pm. Ruth Caplin Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd. virginiatheatre festival.com

Virginia Man. Indie-folk and rock. Free, 7pm. The Garage, 250 N. First St. thegarage cville.com

Shakespeare at the Ruins: As You Like It. See listing for Thursday, July 28. $23-25, 7pm. Barboursville Vineyards, 17655 Winery Rd. bbvwine.com

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

Shakespeare at the Ruins: As You Like It. See listing for Thursday, July 28. $23-25, 7pm. Barboursville Ruins, Mansion Rd., Barboursville. fourcp.org

Farmers Market at Ix. 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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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. chilesfamilyorchards.com

Indie Short Film Series. Screenings of seven short films followed by a filmmaker’s panel discussion. $20, 7pm. Light House Studio: Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 W. Market St. lifeviewmarketingandvisuals.com

etc. Magic: The Gathering. A casual format with multiple formats, including draft, modern,

Kizomba in the Orchard. A family-friendly night of dancing, dining, and cider. Free, 6pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarlecider works.com


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music An Lár. Fast-paced tunes, lyrical waltzes, and ballads of love and adventure. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd. batesville market.com Gina Sobel. Bringing together elements of funk, jazz, and American folk music. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com John Kelly. Acoustic sounds. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com Vincent Zorn. Brunch with live Latin tunes. Free, 11am. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. southandcentralgrill.com

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

stage Little Women. See listing for Wednesday, July 27. $15-50, 2pm. Ruth Caplin Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd. virginiatheatrefestival.com

outside Sundays on the Yard. A community cookout with food from Pearl Island Catering, music from Hurt City’s DJs, dancing, and fellowship. Free, 1pm. The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St. NW. jeffschoolheritagecenter.com

Paramount at the Movies Presents: 10 Things I Hate About You. Julia Stiles, Larisa Oleynik, and Heath Ledger star in this beloved reimagining of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. 25 cents, 2pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

Monday 8/1 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. thewhiskey jarcville.com

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Tuesday 8/2 music Berto Sales. Brazilian and Latin guitar. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. southandcentralgrill.com Cville Band Summer Concert #5. Celebrating the band’s centennial season with new works, old favorites, and a special centennial wine. Free, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. cvilleband.org Louis Smith of Kendall Street Company. An intimate solo set. Free, 7pm. Dürty Nelly’s, 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. durtynellys charlottesville.com

Berto & Vincent. Rumba rumba. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. southandcentralgrill.com

Vincent Zorn. Performing solo. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

Gin & Jazz. Brian Caputo Trio performs in the hotel lobby bar. Free, 5:30pm. Oakhurst Hall, 122 Oakhurst Cir. oakhurstinn.com

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Jazz First Mondays. Playing jazz standards and originals with occasional guest performers. Free, 5pm. Starr Hill Brewery Tap Room, 5391 Three Notched Rd., Crozet. starrhill.com

Water-wise Gardening. The Piedmont Master Gardeners teach you to become a better environmental steward by managing water efficiently in landscapes. Free, 6:30pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org

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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

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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Dropping Julia Stranger (self-released) With two years gone by since the release of In My Sleep, Dropping Julia’s

Stranger emerges as a femme fatale. Lead singer Emily Julia Kresky’s fitting, bewitching voice stirs the sultry jazz-funk-pop brew that is Stranger—with the ingredients of a swirling new horn section, a scoop of ’50s doowop background vocals from The Judy Chops, and dashes of sass that have defined the band since 2019. Based on her personal, weird experiences with men, Kresky twists her tales into magnetic songs like “Emily” (when a boyfriend cheated on her with a girl who shared her name) and the title track. Every song here is like a hex, so don’t cross Kresky, whose musical prowess on Stranger puts Dropping Julia at the top of its game. (Released April 2022)­­—Samantha Federico

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hoping past mistakes can be erased over time on “Clean Getaway.” She falls hopelessly in love on “I Forget the Rest,” and muses on how to escape an emotional spiral on “The Next Good Time.” The 12 tracks on True North feel as if they’ve been pulled straight from Spence’s diary— wistful, wise, and youthful, her songs tell decades of life stories in 41 minutes. Caroline Spence is on the bill with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Emmylou Harris at the Ting Pavilion on August 23rd. (Released April 2022)

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Erin & The Wildfire’s support of body acceptance, self-love, and feminism, as told in the single “Shape:” “Don’t be scared to own it / You’re allowed to take up space. Nobody can tell you / When to wear a smile on your face.” Feel the love when Erin & The Wildfire play Front Porch Fest in September. (Released April 2022)

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Erin & The Wildfire It’s been five years since the Charlottesville-formed and now Richmond-based Erin & The Wildfire released a new album, and 2022 finds the group exploring the past through a new sound glittering with ’80s glam. As many pandemic era albums go, songwriting and collaborating for Touchy Feely was done virtually. It was recorded in the summer of 2021, and produced by RVA native and Spacebomb Records founder Matthew E. White (Natalie Prass, Foxygen, Justin Vernon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sharon Van Etten). Touchy Feely is one to throw on when intrusive, gnawing thoughts torment your head. Scrolling through social media won’t help, but Touchy Feely will. This is a best friend, a beacon of light in the darkness. Listen to “Ray of Sunshine” or “Sweet Thing” or any of the other eight songs for an instant pick-me-up. Also gratifying is

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): At your best, you are a flexible purist, an adaptable stickler for detail, and a disciplined yet supple thinker. Maybe more than any other sign of the zodiac, you can be focused and resilient, intense and agile, attentive and graceful. And all of us non-Virgos will greatly appreciate it if you provide these talents in abundance during the coming weeks. We need you to be our humble, understated leader. Please be a role model who demonstrates the finely crafted, well-balanced approach to being healthy.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In my Astrological Book of Life, your life purposes as a Libra may include the following: 1. To be beautiful in the smartest ways you can imagine and smart in the most beautiful ways you can imagine. 2. To always see at least two sides of the story, and preferably more. 3. To serve as an intermediary between disparate elements. 4. To lubricate and facilitate conversations between people who might not otherwise understand each other. 5. To find common ground between apparent contradictions. 6. To weave confusing paradoxes into invigorating amalgamations. 7. To never give up on finding the most elegant way to understand a problem. PS: In the coming weeks, I hope you will make extra efforts to call on the capacities I just named.

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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Tips to get the most out of the next three weeks: 1. Keep your interesting options open. Let your mediocre options shrivel and expire. 2. Have no regrets

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): It’s always advisable for you Leos to carry on a close personal relationship with mirrors. I’m speaking both literally and metaphorically. For the sake of your mental health, you need to be knowledgeable about your image and monitor its ever-shifting nuances. And, according to my analysis of the astrological omens, you are now authorized to deepen your intimate connection with mirrors. I believe you will thrive by undertaking an intense phase of introspective exploration and creative self-inquiry. Please keep it all tender and kind, though. You’re not allowed to bad-mouth yourself. Put a special emphasis on identifying aspects of your beauty that have been obscured or neglected. By the way, Leo, I also recommend you seek compassionate feedback from people you trust. Now is an excellent time to get reflections about your quest to become an even more amazing human. and make no apologies about doing what you love. 3. Keep in mind that every action you perform reverberates far beyond your immediate sphere. 4. Give your fears ridiculous names like “Gaffe” and “Wheezy” and “Lumpy.” 5. Be honest to the point of frankness but not to the point of rudeness. 6. Don’t just run. Gallop.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn poet Richard Hugo wrote, “It doesn’t bother me that the word ‘stone’ appears more than 30 times in my third book, or that ‘wind’ and ‘gray’ appear over and over in my poems to the disdain of some reviewers.” Hugo celebrated his obsessions. He treated them as riches because focusing on them enabled him to identify his deepest feelings and discover who he really was. In accordance with astrological omens, I recommend a similar approach to you in the coming weeks. Cultivate and honor and love the specific fascinations at the core of your destiny.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Author Violet Trefusis and author Vita Sackville-West loved each other. In one letter, Violet told Vita, “I want you hungrily, frenziedly, passionately. I am starving for you. Not only the physical you, but your fellowship, your sympathy, the innumerable points of view we share. I can’t exist without you; you are my affinity.” In the coming weeks, dear Aquarius, I invite you to use florid language like that in addressing your beloved allies. I also invite you to request such messages. According to my reading of the planetary omens, you are due for eruptions of articulate passion.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): I’d like to honor and pay homage to a past disappointment that helped transform you into a beautiful soul. I know it didn’t feel good for you when it happened, but it has generated results that have blessed you and the people whose lives you’ve touched. Would you consider performing a ritual of gratitude for all it taught you? Now is an excellent time to express your appreciation because doing so will lead to even further redemption.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Novelist John Banville tells us, “There are moments when the past has a force so strong it seems one might be annihilated by it.” I suspect that’s sometimes true for many of us. But it won’t apply to you Aries anytime soon. In fact, just the opposite situation will be in effect during the coming months: You will have more power to render the past irrelevant than maybe you’ve ever had. You will wield an almost indomitable capacity to launch new trends without having to answer to history. Take full advantage, please!

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Researchers have proved that lullabies enhance the health of premature babies being cared for in hospitals. The soft, emotionally rich songs also promote the well-being of the babies’ families. I bring this to your attention because I believe you should call on lullaby therapy yourself in the coming weeks. Listening to and singing those tunes will soothe and heal your inner child. And that, in my astrological opinion, is one of your top needs right now. For extra boosts,

read fairy tales, eat food with your hands, make mud pies, and play on swings, seesaws, and merry-go-rounds.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Dancer and singer-songwriter FKA Twigs has taken dance lessons since she was a child. In 2017, she added a new form of physical training, the Chinese martial art of wushu. Doing so made her realize a key truth about herself: she loves to learn and practice new skills. Of all life’s activities, they give her the most pleasure and activate her most vibrant energy. She feels at home in the world when she does them. I suspect you may have similar inclinations in the coming months. Your appetite for mastering new skills will be at an all-time high. You will find it natural and even exhilarating to undertake disciplined practice. Gathering knowledge will be even more exciting than it usually is.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Cancerian author Laurie Sheck writes, “So much of life is invisible, inscrutable: layers of thoughts, feelings, and outward events entwined with secrecies, ambiguities, ambivalences, obscurities, darknesses.” While that’s an experience we all have, especially you Cancerians, it will be far less pressing for you in the coming weeks. I foresee you embarking on a phase when clarity will be the rule, not the exception. Hidden parts of the world will reveal themselves to you. The mood will be brighter and lighter than usual. The chronic fuzziness of life will give way to a delightful acuity. I suspect you will see things that you have never or rarely seen. Expanded weekly audio horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes: RealAstrology.com, (877) 873-4888

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The Product Owner at Silverchair, in coordination with the Program Director, takes the high-level roadmap to produce an organized, sequenced, and actionable backlog for the Agile team to deliver. The Product Owner partners with the Scrum Master to ensure the team understands the team’s purpose, deliverables, and schedule to deliver on business commitments. The Product Owner reports to the Program Director for their Agile Team. What You Will Be Doing • Build, prune, and prioritize the backlog based on product and business priorities and dependencies with other development teams • Manage the requirements gathering process between external and internal stakeholders • Clearly articulate feature requirements through an agile development process • Be the main source for user story detail and priorities and validate that the stories meet acceptance criteria and completeness • Act as the key stakeholder in story definition, assisting the team with clarification, estimates, story sequencing and team objectives for program increments • Lead user acceptance testing for all new features and be responsible for final approval for all new features before acceptance into production • Be a Subject Matter Expert while working with the agile team throughout the product development, testing, and implementation phases to ensure feature integrity and quality • Develop and maintain strong, productive relationships with all development and business stakeholders in order to ensure timely and effective delivery of software features and defect resolution • Monitor ongoing performance of features and act as point of contact for any questions, concerns, or suggestions • Support internal teams with specific questions, training and guidance during product deployment and ongoing training • Prepare and participate in project release planning • Play a crucial part in the team retrospective, helping drive improvements across the team • Manage communications and relationships with diverse stakeholders • Monitor and report on project/product schedule and budget • Drive and develop the team demo • Work with the SQA and others as necessary to ensure all releases are validated in a timely fashion • Negotiate with Scrum Master on sprint plan to balance desired delivery with team's recommendations for successful delivery • Ensure project and/or product documentation is created and updated as needed • Engage shared services and other teams, as necessary • Perform additional tasks as needed to meet the needs of the team and department, and to support Silverchair's business needs What You Need To Bring • A Bachelor’s (BA or BS) • Experience playing the Product Owner role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. • Practiced skills and knowledge of the Scrum and Kanban Agile approaches • Experience presenting product direction and status to a variety of audiences • Applied understanding and execution of Agile Scrum ceremonies and processes

Technical Lead The Technical Lead is a Software Engineer who enjoys leading projects and working with others to create highly performant software. They bring a passion to mentor other developers, foster their growth and build in-house expertise at Silverchair.

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RE: ESTATE OF PHYLLIS H. STEGER, DECEASED SHOW CAUSE AGAINST DISTRIBUTION ORDER It is ORDERED that the creditors of, and all others interested in, the above estate show cause, if they can, on August 24, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. before this Court at its courtroom, against the payment and delivery of the estate to the legatees, without refunding bonds. Entered this 8th day of July, 2022 Cheryl Higgins Judge

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What You Will Be Doing • Lead and manage a group of approximately 4 - 6 software engineers, motivating, mentoring and coaching them individually • Accountable for technical outputs of your team, providing guidance and expertise to your team while continuously looking for opportunities to improve quality, performance, and internal software development practices • Collaborate with Product Management, Delivery and Technology teams to work through functional tensions during trade-off discussions • Partner with other Silverchair teams (Architecture, Dev-Ops, Tech-Ops, etc.) to identify optimal solutions for the SCM Platform while meeting our client commitments • Promote and drive adherence to non-functional requirements as they pertain to Silverchair • Lead analysis of functional requirements while considering the non-functional aspects of the solution • Provide guidance to developers on how to meet non-functional requirements • Identify and ensure adherence to coding patterns for reuse, maintainability, security, and resiliency • Write code that meets the highest standards • Work with other Technical Leaders to address proximate and systemic challenges as they are identified • Work closely with Quality Engineers to develop testing protocols to identify and correct defects • Perform additional tasks as needed to meet the needs of the team and department, and to support Silverchair's business needs

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A DREAM HOME IS GREAT, BUT THE RIGHT ONE IS BETTER. Let an agent who knows guide you.

LOUISA

NOW $479,900

$365,000

KENTS STORE

FLUVANNA CO

SOLD!

Bev Nash 434-981-5560 • A brick home on 5.7 rolling acres • 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths • 3,409 sf of living space close to Louisa • 1700 sf walk out basement, attached garage • 1,152 sf shed/shop or barn! • Covered porch, elevated rear deck • Paved parking space 7 Ac Batesville

Dan Corbin

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$349,000

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• 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full baths, 1,356 Fin Sq. Ft. • Full Unfinished Basement with woodstove • 24 ‘ x 36’ Detached 2 Car Garage • Cypress Wood Siding, Trex Rear Decking • Bruce PreFinished Wood Random Width Flooring • Firefly Broadband Fiber Optic Internet Available

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

14 ELM CT/TROY

NOW $329,900 CONTRACT PENDING

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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Pat Burns

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• 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.

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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

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• 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

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Unique building lot overlooking a quarry lake. 3 private properties share lake and access, sandy beach, cabana and 20 acres of common land (including a large utility barn). Amazingly beautiful! Gated, private entrance. Serene, private setting for the home site. Road to home site in place. Surprisingly convenient to Zion Crossroads and Charlottesville.

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Wonderful location close to everything. This beautiful home has everything you want. As you enter the houseyou are greeted in a light filled foyer. The bottom floor has a great multi-purpose room which is perfect as an additional large family/recreation room or close ys!with at6 da the barndoor C guest suite tracat in er toonmake Und tached bath. Upstairs you find an open floorplan including your living room, dining room & upgraded gourmet kitchen with oversizedisland. Perfect for entertaining inside & out with a patio perfect for a BBQ. Head up to the bedroom level to find a large master bedroom with walk-in closet plus a 2ndcloset & master bathroom with double vanities. Two more bedrooms, bathroom, & laundry complete the level. MLS#2357 632012 $460,000 Middle River Rd

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Country living 15 minutes of Downtown & within Albemarle County. This single floor home has beautifully updated kitchen & bathrooms. $260,000

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Here’s your chance to live in a 1906 farmhouse with all the style and character while enjoying the conveniences of a modern home. $130,000

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Enjoy your private oasis!! This beautiful home in desirable etter than new construction ready now! WonEnjoy the sunrise over the mountains from Preddy Creek combines a wonderful neighborhood feel derful location close to everything. Enjoy your your beautiful new home! The floorplan of while enjoying more space & trees, plus no HOA. Upon panoramic view of CarterMountain from your this lovely townhouse is perfectly flexible approaching you’ll will see mature landscaping leading to a private roof top deck. This beautiful home has covered front porch. As you walk through the door you are for any lifestyle. The main level of the home greeted with hardwoodfloors flowing from the foyer to the liveverything you want. As you enter the house has a wide open floorplan with hardwood ing room with a fireplace & on to the dining room. Continue you are greeted in a light filled foyer. The bottom floors. A large kitchen made for a home chef to the bright family room opening to the kitchen making a perfloorhas a great multi-purpose room which can fectentertainment space. The kitchen with granite countertops with oversized island with tons of cabinet be an additional large family/recreation room & plenty of storage space is perfect for the home chef. Walk and counterspace. The spacious dining area or guest suite with attached bath. Upstairs you out onto your back deck with space to grill &socialize while fits a large table for entertaining. All of this overlooking your swimming pool or enjoy soaking in the hot find the open floorplan includingyour living room, opens to the living room creating a comforttub. Head upstairs to find four large bedrooms including your dining room & upgraded gourmet kitchen with master suite with attachedbath & walk-in closet. In the baseable space with tons of natural light! Walk oversized island. Perfect for entertaining inside & ment you’ll find a rec/multi-purpose room with full bath. The out with a large deck ready for your BBQ. From out onto the back deck to grill & lounge while well thought out design allows access to the basement’s full there,head up to the bedroom level. There you enjoying your mountain view. Go upstairs to bath fromthe two-car garage to keep those wet bathing suits out of the house. As you enter the tree lined backyard, you’ll the bedroom level to find a wonderful master will find a large master bedroom with walk-in Sunday 1-3 pm find your relaxing pool in a private setting with aperfect comcloset & master bathroom with double vanities. bedroom suite with a big walk-in closet & atbination of sun & shade. Just minutes to DIA, NGIC, UVA ReMLS# 631682 tached bath. The2808 additional two bedrooms, Magnolia Dr 1544 Sawgrass Ct $480,000 2142 Avinity Loop search Park, & all Greene County has to offer! MLS# 630265 & tranquility less than 15 from Beautifully upgraded 4 BR townhouse full w/mountain Complete 1st floor living, lg MBR & BA w/laundry. bath, & Peace laundry complete theminutes upstairs. $490,000


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EVERGREEN

A private 18 acre horse farm, with 4 bedroom main residence, 1 bedroom 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

GREY OAKS

Spectacular 53-acre country estate with incredible custom-designed home, wonderful outdoor spaces, multi-functional 1,800 sf barn, 2-acre lake, Blue Ridge views, and a private, serene setting—all within 15 miles of Charlottesville. MLS#617485 $3,965,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 greyoaksfarmva.com

STONY POINTE

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

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Brick ranch home located in the Greenbrier neighborhood. Walking distance to Charlottesville HS and close to Downtown Mall and UVA. The main level has hardwood flooring, 3 BR and 2 full tiled BA. The vaulted ceiling creates a warm and open living room with wood burning fireplace and eat-in dining area. The kitchen is bright and overlooks the level fenced backyard providing a terrific outdoor space to entertain or enjoy privacy. A great value in a classic Charlottesville location. MLS#632916 $425,000 Mark Mascotte, 434.826.8610

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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

WOLFCREEK FARM

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

PEA RIDGE FARM

317 acre estate that has it all, location, views, water, a spectacular 5-BR residence, event center and more! 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

GREENFIELDS FARM

Impressive 763-acre country estate approximately 25 miles south of Charlottesville. The property showcases a stately southern residence, built circa 1904, extensive equestrian facilities, recreation opportunities, creeks and a pond. MLS#623792 $6,295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 greenfieldsfarmva.com

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MEADOWBROOK ROAD

Beautiful, ideally located 5 bedroom 4.5 bath Barracks-Rugby home built in 2006 with premium detail. Formal living and dining rooms, spacious eatin kitchen, 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors, family room with fireplace, private office, rear patio. Expansive primary bedroom suite with custom closet and bath. The lower level includes extra (bed)room, full bath, and separate outside entrance. Oversized garage with workshop. Walkable to Bodo’s, Rivanna Trail, Spenga Fitness, JPJ Arena, and more. MLS#631618 $1,195,000 Court Nexsen 646.660.0700

RIVANDALE FARM

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

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5 BR residence on 2 acre 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

SOUTHWIND ESTATES

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

ESTATE PARCEL IN AFTON

SIMMONS GAP ROAD

5-acre lot with mature hardwoods. Great opportunity to build with no HOA. Private building site amongst beautiful woods. Located between Free Union and Earlysville but so convenient to Charlottesville & UVA. MLS#621177 $140,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

RAGGED MOUNTAIN

4.32 acres, half open, with gently rolling, cleared homesite on a high plateau with lovely pastoral and mountain views. Situated in Ivy Valley, just off I-64 west of Charlottesville, less than 10 miles to the University of Virginia. MLS#622663 $349,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

WOOD’S END

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

FRAYS MILL

Mostly wooded preservation tract of 81.395 acres next to Frays Mill Subdivision in highly desirable northern Albemarle. This beautiful gently rolling land has a great, private homesite with Blue Ridge Mountain views, and creek on property. MLS#608509 $995,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

GARTH ROAD

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

WILLOW LAKE

Mountain views abound from this spacious, private end unit townhouse. Super convenient to Piedmont Virginia Community College, Downtown & UVA I64. Beautiful private lake & easy access to the Monticello Saunders Trail system. MLS#632761 $335,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

EDNAM FOREST

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

MOUNT PARAN CHURCH

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, 434.960.112

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SOUTHERN ALBEMARLE

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

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soft spot for quirky historical buildings and a GPS malfunction led part-time real estate developer Felix Schapiro to become the enthusiastic new owner of Crigersville School in Madison County. Last November, Schapiro was headed from Richmond to hike Old Rag when his navigation system took him by an old school with a for sale sign. Intrigued, his subsequent research confirmed that his wrong turn uncovered a world of potential. Madison County’s multiple attempts to sell the building since 2005 when it closed as an elementary school had failed. But Schapiro jumped in with both feet hoping to make a big splash in Crigersville and the surrounding area. Despite headlines touting rising inflation, increasing borrowing costs, negative consumer sentiment, and the potential for recession, Central Virginia keeps attracting entrepreneurs, business owners, and developers. They are taking risks and making progress against strong, but not unbeatable, headwinds.

Offices Open Cubicles aren’t what they used to be. And you can’t only blame Covid. Commercial real estate analysis by CoStar reveals a 22 percent drop in the median

square footage of occupied office space per worker, from a high of 510 in 1990 to just 410 square feet now. With only about 30 percent of staff showing up on Fridays, workers have a different set of needs than even a few years ago. Despite those numbers, the Charlottesville/Albemarle County office market is holding strong. According to First Vice President Jenny Stoner of Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer, “The office scene is good but not all the way back. Mid-range size spaces are still moving slowly as some mid-size companies have developed alternative office solutions or revised their space requirements.” Given that Charlottesville had more than 500,000 square feet of new Class A office space in the pipeline just as the pandemic sent office workers home, this recovery is remarkable. Consider Apex Plaza, CODE Building, 3Twenty3, The Wool Factory, and Dairy Market. Quality begets quality. These transformative buildings have a certain gravity that is having a ripple effect throughout the area. “Nearly all of that space has been absorbed,” Stoner says. “Only a few smaller spaces remain at each of the new buildings. We saw a real flight to quality, which evidences the market need for Class A office space.” And everyone else got an upgrade by moving into the space left behind.

Meanwhile, the University of Virginia continues to expand in the Ivy Road corridor. The School of Data Science is above ground now. And UVA’s master plan, 2030 Grounds Plan, is being refined this year with a goal to “improve the Grounds-City interface.”

Retail Holding Its Own Retail stores showed strong growth in the first quarter of 2022 but not everything is rosy. With unemployment at historically low levels, stores and restaurants are having a hard time staffing up to keep their doors open. Add in the ubiquitous supply chain disruptions and shoppers sometimes find limited hours and half-stocked shelves. If that’s not enough to frustrate buyers, escalating inflation may do them in, at least when it comes to discretionary spending. As housing, utilities, fuel, and food prices continue to climb, there’s less money for everything else. Despite those headwinds, area retail stores are holding their own. More than 155,000 square feet of retail shops have been built in the Charlottesville market since 2020, according to Thalhimer. Vacancies continue to decline from pandemic highs. REALTOR® Matthew Holt, with 1st Dominion Realty, says, “The Starbucks plaza on 5th Street Extended is doing great. The whole place is full and they’re

expanding into extra lots in the back.” Retail paired with housing has the advantage of a built-in customer base. Think North Pointe and Brookhill Town Center in northern Albemarle County, or the future Albemarle Business Campus and Fluvanna County’s Colonial Circle. These mixed-use communities create small-scale urban hubs. They give suburbanites the chance to live, work, and play in denser, dynamic, walkable neighborhoods. And they provide built-in support for local retail establishments. REALTOR® Donna Waugh-Robinson with Jack Samuels Realty sees optimism in downtown Orange. “Main street properties are changing hands with new entrepreneurs buying existing businesses or leasing space to start their own dream.” Among them, Spelled Ink is a new woman and veteran-owned independent bookstore in Orange. In Ruckersville, a Dollar Tree is being built across from the Visitor’s Center and an ABC Store is moving next to Food Lion. Even declining retail hubs like Fashion Square Mall just outside Charlottesville’s city lines are seeing renewed interest. Complicated by a divided parcel structure, the shopping center has struggled mightily for years with store after store closing its doors, leaving behind a vacant shell of the once-bustling mall built in 1972.


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in Palmyra

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16.46 Acres for $199,000 MLS 630798 – Lot 13, The Meadows at Shiloh Located along SR 648 Turner Road near SR 649 Central Plains Road Your search for a spacious, open, gently rolling lot in a quiet and rural location is OVER - 16.46 acres of privacy! You’ll have fast and easy access to Zions Crossroads and all it has to offer. Convienent to shopping at Short Pump or an easy commute to Charlottesville. Bring your own builder to customize your dream home and enjoy the serenity and tranquility of country living. You’re going to LOVE IT. Property is surrounded by two horse properties.

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Stoner confirms that a major big box home improvement retailer is in conversation with Albemarle County about the possibility of opening in one of the mall parcels. With higher housing prices and mortgage interest rates, the market for home improvement products is one of the strongest retail performers.

Restaurants and Hospitality Charlottesville’s rich restaurant environment continues to see some shuffling attracting newcomers who want to take their turn at becoming hometown favorites. Inka Grill, a Peruvian restaurant, is coming to The Yard Food Hall at 5th Street Station. Ruckersville is getting their hankering for ice cream filled with a new Moo Thru coming to the east side of Route 29 and Jack Shoppe Kitchen fitting out an ice cream parlor on the west side. Orange is enjoying two new dine-in venues with Bella Cucina Mexican Food and Kida’s Pizza and Grill. The Barn at 678 Vineyard in Barboursville is joining the Barboursville winery scene. In the fast food/gas station food market, major expansions continue. ChickFil-A rebuilt a Burger King on Barracks Road last fall. Chipotle took over the Old College Inn on the corner. Wawa is converting a Hardees at 5th Street Extended and opening a new store in Ruckersville after their successful opening in Pantops. The Sheetz in Ruckersville is adding a drive-through window. At the corporate level, Chipotle is spending $50 million on a venture fund to explore the future of restaurants, focusing on how technology can drive down costs and staffing while improving the customer experience. It’s likely that the future of anything short of fine dining is going to involve some combination of a mobile App, online orders, robots, kiosks, and digital screens. The fewer employees required to run a restaurant, the better chance it can stay open. Staffing shortages are also impacting area hotels. With such a low employment rate, frontline restaurant and hotel workers can often find higher pay, benefits, and better hours in other industries. Occupancy in Albemarle and Charlottesville hotels has improved over last year but is still below pre-pandemic levels. Reduced travel and competition from homestays are still having an effect. “Our occupancy is also limited by shortages in the workforce,” according to Courtney Cacatian, Executive Director of the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau. Despite those challenges, Schapiro’s Crigersville School project will include a lodging cabin on the back of the parcel to accommodate Old Rag hikers. Schapiro’s other plans include a farm-to-table restaurant, and ultimately other vendors to meet wide-ranging customer needs.

Regional Infrastructure Each of the counties and municipalities in Central Virginia has specific planning processes and infrastructure challenges and advantages. All grapple with striking a balance between growth and protecting natural resources. Albemarle County is in phase one of its

comprehensive plan and growth management. Focusing new residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments into its limited growth area is a challenge. One area that is seeing major activity is the area around Interstate 64 and 5th Street Extended, including significant road upgrades to support new development. Water and sewer services for a growing population are huge cost drivers and reward more dense developments, making infrastructure investments more efficient. Alan Yost, Director of Greene County Economic Development and Tourism, explained that Greene County has been approved to leave the Rapidan Service Authority to start its own authority. “This will pave the way for Greene to directly respond to the sewer and water needs of our residents. We can start construc-

Colonial Circle will sit just outside of Lake Monticello and recent highway improvements may help with some of those concerns. And a proposed grocery store and commercial plaza off Lake Monticello Road can certainly benefit area residents.” Energy resources, grid capacity, and internet access also limit or accelerate growth Hexagon Energy is petitioning to install a 650-acre solar farm in Albemarle County which could power nearly half of the county’s homes. In Fluvanna County, a coal and gas-powered plant will be decommissioned this year. The net of both actions will increase the area’s renewable energy without exceeding grid capacity. The commitment each of the counties made to expand high-speed internet ac-

tion on the 100-acre water retention facility and other initiatives to meet the long-term water needs of the county, opening up new economic development opportunities in our growth areas around Ruckersville and Stanardsville.” Greene County recently approved 192 apartments in Ruckersville and a “glamping” resort in Stanardsville that is expected to generate $700,000 in new tax revenue. Nearby, Fluvanna County is finally able to move forward with a new Zion Crossroads water and sewer system. This will open a backlog of businesses and services wanting to locate there. Jennifer Schmack, Director of Economic Development, reports that “We are finishing up permitting and breaking ground on 125 acres of industrial property in the Zion Crossroads area.” A business park was also approved in Fork Union. “In the Lake Monticello area,” Sandra Collins, Associate Broker with Long & Foster, says “there is lots of resistance to new residential developments because of traffic. The mixed-use development

It’s likely that the future of anything short of fine dining is going to involve some combination of a mobile App, online orders, robots, kiosks, and digital screens. The fewer employees required to run a restaurant, the better chance it can stay open.

cess is paying off, with nearly universal coverage expected within 18 months.

New Businesses and Exchanges as Key Economic Drivers The influx of new businesses and 1031 exchanges by existing business owners keep our economy humming along, according to Holt. “With commercial real estate, we see lots of new investments by existing owners, as well as new businesses coming into the area. Owners will sell their businesses and reinvest that money into a new one. The commercial real estate market is a major economic driver and employs builders, plumbers, electricians, and skilled workers to build and rehab property. It provides employment and keeps our area vibrant.”

Another new business owner coming into Central Virginia is Jawad Yousufi, Chief Executive Officer at Ummah Market. He recently purchased the old Virginia Metal Industries building in Orange County to support his retail operation. “We have an ethnic/international supermarket in Glen Allen and plan to open more stores in Northern Virginia,” says Yousufi. “With this building, we can have a distribution center, slaughterhouse, meat processing center, and a greenhouse to grow our own ethnic herbs, vegetables, and fruits.” Yousufi plans to highlight the historic wooden architecture in a possible event center or brewery while subdividing the remainder of the property into smaller warehouses. Entrepreneurs like Schapiro, Yousufi, and other business builders who take risks keep Central Virginia’s economy strong and healthy, despite prevailing headwinds to the contrary. Carla Huckabee writes about high-performing real estate.


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Commercial and Investment Properties For Sale & Lease Last 24 Months • $75 Million Sold/Leased • 92 Deals

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Commercial and Investment Properties For Sale & Lease FEATURED PROPERTIES Last 24 Months • $75 Million Sold/Leased • 92 Deals

For Sale

For Sale

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Waynesboro Net Income Industrial Distribution Property with 3 Buildings totaling over 57,000 SF of Warehouse

For Lease

Waynesboro Car Wash Property on Corner Lot For Sale

Harrisonburg at Traffic Light Across from Panera Prime End cap Space up to 5,200 SF

Charlottesville Rt. 29 5.7 Acres For Sale, Lease, or Build-to-Suit

Harrisonburg 7.32 acre Mixed Use Parcel by JMU

1 to 3 Acres by Starbucks at Traffic Light Across Chick-Fil-A and McDonald’s

Sold

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Industrial Complex Over 110,000 SF on 10 Acres

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2,500 SF New Starbucks Woodstock

New Chipotle Drive Thru

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1,700 SF Shell Gas C-Store

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Former School on 10 Acres

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35,000 SF Warehouse-Flex Property

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Portfolio of 4 Car Washes

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Wendy’s Staunton

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Over $425 Million Sold/Leased in Last 20 Years Property Types Include: Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, Gas Stations, Apartments, Mini-Storage, Industrial Buildings, Hotels Serving Local, Regional, National Clients 2903 N. Augusta Street Staunton, VA 24401 • PO Box 5017 Charlottesville, VA 22905

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Over $425 Million Sold/Leased in Last 20 Years Approved 44 Acre Subdivision 6,100 SF Carilion Medical Clinic 2903 N. Augusta Street Staunton, 85 Lots Net Income VA 24401

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500 Westfield Rd, Charlottesville, VA

869 NW Buck Mountain Rd Earlysville, VA Located on desirable Buck Mountain Road northwest of Charlottesville, this charming 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 - large rooms, beautiful heart pine floors and much more. You will love the large front porch to enjoy the mountain views. This property that has been in the same family for years is a treasure waiting for the buyers that want to make changes.

MLS 631814 Offered at $498,000

CRS, SFR, SRES, Associate Broker

434.981.1421

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500 Westfield Rd, Charlottesville, VA

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HOME SALES STATS ENDING THE WEEK OF JULY 24, 2022

THERE WERE 92 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS

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n 37 were in Albemarle with an average price of $555,474 n 16 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $427,549 n 7 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $379,645 n 2 were in Greene with an average price of $255,000 n 9 were in Louisa with an average price of $326,597 n 3 were in Madison with an average price of $370,000 n 5 were in Nelson with an average price of $294,000 n 5 were in Orange with an average price of $274,580 n 5 were in Staunton with an average price of $312,160 n 3 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $180,250

Never heard of it? It’s probably because our code is something we like to practice rather than preach. It’s a commitment to honesty, integrity, and trust that’s been protecting property owners like you since 1913.

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CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

GREENE COUNTY

CITY OF STAUNTON

LOUISA COUNTY

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MADISON COUNTY

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

NELSON COUNTY

www.charlottesville.gov Real estate tax rate: $.95 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

FLUVANNA COUNTY

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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Stone Orchard

Lifestyle Homes in the Villages of Stoney Creek

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The views will last forever. This opportunity will not. • Breathtaking Mountain Views

• On the Golf Course

• Maintenance-free Landscaping

• Near the Clubhouse, Grill, Tennis, Pool

• Miles of Groomed Walking Paths

• Walk to Farmer’s Market, Town Center

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3079 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Wintergreen, VA 22958 (434) 361-0500 (800) 325-2200 www.wintergreenrealestate.com

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