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Hello, Charlottesville! Thank you for reading C-VILLE Weekly. People undergoing treatment for serious illnesses often have to put up with a lot of weird, cumbersome medical equipment. I remember hating the clunky, loud nebulizer machine I used regularly as a kid to manage my asthma. A cursory glance at Google shows that nebulizers have really slimmed down over the past couple decades. Some even look kinda cool and futuristic now. But, based on Neal Piper’s experience, the same evolution has not happened to enteral feeding pumps. So, he decided to lead the charge in updating them for the smartphone age.
This week’s feature (p. 24) is all about Piper and his startup company Luminoah (located, for the time being, just a few blocks from our office), and how their new device could change the way people who use feeding tubes lead healthy lives. Written by Catie Ratliff, the story looks at Piper’s inspiration— his son’s cancer diagnosis at age 3—and his journey to build the kind of sleek and discreet technology he wishes his child could have. Luminoah’s feeding device is smaller than an iPhone, easy to hide in a pocket or a bag, and tracks key metrics that can help parents keep an eye on their child’s health.
I met Piper a few months ago to hear his story and see Luminoah’s machine. It’s a remarkable little thing, a far cry from the IV-style pole seen on this week’s cover. In thinking about how the bulky nebulizer I used growing up has fallen by the wayside in favor of smaller and more accommodating models, I wonder how enteral feeding pumps have remained the way they are for so long.—Richard
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Former UVA basketball star Wally Walker is returning to serve as the Hoos’ deputy athletics director, according to a September 11 press release. Walker led Virginia to its first ACC Championship in 1976, and was picked fifth overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA draft that year. After eight years in the NBA—including two NBA championships—Walker went on to serve in executive roles for several professional sports teams.
New UVA shooting charges
On September 6, 13 new indictments against Christopher Darnell Jones, Jr. were returned as true bills by an Albemarle County special grand jury. The indictments include six counts of aggravated murder in connection with the shooting of University of Virginia football players Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D’Sean Perry last November. Previously, Jones was charged with second-degree murder for the offense. Aggravated murder is a class 1 felony, and carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole and up to a $100,000 fine.
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At a September 7 press conference, local and national law enforcement announced 19 people were charged and 17 arrested during a major drug bust in Charlottesville on September 6. The drug trafficking ring reportedly handled methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, and operated at a large scale in and around the city. The raid took place in the Fry’s Spring area around 6am, resulting in a heavy law enforcement presence.
Worth a shot
On September 11, the Food and Drug Administration approved updated COVID-19 boosters, manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer. The shots will be rolled out alongside the seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccines are approved for all individuals 12 years and older, and are considered safe for those between 6 months and 11 years.
Across the nation, COVID cases have been slowly but steadily rising. In Virginia, 2.25 percent of all emergency department visits for the first week of September were for COVID-19, up from 1.02 percent at the beginning of August.
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The University of Virginia and James Madison University football teams met for the first time in 40 years on Saturday, September 9. The matchup, the Cavs’ 500th game at Scott Stadium, was UVA’s first home game since Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr., and D’Sean Perry were murdered last November.
Thirty minutes prior to the noon kickoff, a ceremony was held to honor the slain players and their families. A video tribute, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, was followed by parachuters, each one carrying a flag with the players’ numbers (1,15, and 41), who landed on the field.
is the first since the national public health emergency ended in May.
The new vaccine may not be free to everyone. While the United States government bought and distributed millions of doses administered to Americans during the pandemic, private insurance and services like Medicare are expected to foot the bill this time.
People who are uninsured may be able to get vaccinated at health clinics or by safety net providers. In addition, the Biden administration says the Department of Health and Human Services’ Bridge Access Program will allow people who are not insured to have free access to COVID vaccines through December 2024.
As he did last week, Mike Hollins, waving a “Virginia Strong” flag, led the Hoos onto the field. The UVA players knelt in the end zone where “Virginia Strong” was painted, along with the deceased players’ names and numbers.
Speaking to ESPN after the Cavaliers’ 35-36 loss (following a weather delay of over an hour), Head Coach Tony Elliott said, “We’ve got a football team in there that battled really, really, really hard for the last 10 months to get to this point. Do they deserve to win? I believe so. Because of the people that they are, and what they’ve been through.”
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Middle school principal and teacher helm buses amid driver shortage
By Richard DiCicco
School bus drivers continue to be scarce in Albemarle County, leaving hundreds of students without public transportation. And while ACPS has been working to fix the problem, the principal and a language arts teacher at Lakeside Middle School have taken matters into their own hands.
Principal Michael Craddock and seventhgrade teacher Jeff Matriccino became substitute bus drivers last year. Craddock offered to help when a route was consistently delayed by an hour or more, and Matriccino filled in on an afternoon route that needed a driver. Luckily, both already had their commercial driver’s licenses, necessary for operating a school bus. Craddock got his CDL during the pandemic while he was the director of Center I, initially to assist getting kids to internships, while Matriccino has had his license for more than 10 years, which has allowed him to take his students on field trips.
“When I was first asked to do it after the second week of school, I was like, ‘Yeah, sure I’ll do it,’” says Matriccino. “I was thinking it’d probably be just two or three weeks, maybe a month.” He ended up driving from September until April.
When the 2023-24 school year was gearing up and a bus route had yet to be assigned a driver, Craddock and Matriccino again stepped up to help—this time for the whole year, if needed. For students living in the Burnley Station Road area, parents can take their kids to Preddy Creek Park and Matriccino will pick them up. That agreement (along with approval from county Parks & Recreation) cuts down on the drive time significantly.
Craddock’s afternoon route has also “been running pretty well,” he says. “I leave here about 4 o’clock, and I’m back by a little bit before 5 every day. So it’s not a huge thing in my day, but I think it makes a pretty big impact. I had a lot of parents on this route that were telling me ... they didn’t have a way to get their kid to school, they didn’t have a solution that
could work for them. I was glad to be able to reach out to those families and let them know we had them covered.”
Both drivers say they enjoy getting to interact with students outside of the typical school day.
“It’s nice to separate and wear a different hat … where I’m just the driver instead of the teacher,” says Matriccino.
While Lakeside has benefited from assistance offered by its staff, plenty of other schools remain without bus drivers. But Phil Giaramita, public affairs and strategic communications officer for ACPS, says the situation is improving quickly.
At the beginning of the school year, Giaramita was hopeful that the gap in service would be temporary. On August 23, nearly 1,000 students were on the waiting list for bus rides because 12 routes were left without an assigned driver. As of September 7, that wait list had come down to under 400 students, says Giaramita, with that number expected to drop further by the time this story goes to press. More than 94 percent of students who have requested bus service—about 9,500 students— are now able to ride the bus. Giaramita also says that the hour-long delays common last year have been eliminated.
“We regret the disruptions brought about by bus driver shortages that have closed schools in some locations around the nation and certainly have had an impact here,” says Giaramita. “Our parents and students deserve a great deal of credit for the adjustments they have had to make to support students. The same is true for our transportation staff and our principals and teachers, who have reached out to families. We are hearing from bus driver applicants that their interest is being generated by a desire to help students with their education. That is, after all, the bottom line for all of us.”
Craddock and Matriccino say they’ll keep driving as long as they’re needed.
“While we are committed to doing this for the entire year, it sounds like we’re getting to that point where they may have somebody in the pipeline sooner rather than later to take this over,” says Craddock.
Matriccino says he would “absolutely” keep driving if the route remains open, but that he “doesn’t want to try to hold a job from anyone” if the county hires enough drivers.
“I could retire in three years,” he says. “It’s a pretty good retirement gig.”
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City Council considers Cherry Avenue development proposal
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After getting a recommendation from the Planning Commission, Woodard Properties’ proposed Cherry Avenue development went before the Charlottesville City Council on September 5. The proposal includes affordable housing, space for local nonprofits, and was created with input from the Fifeville Neighborhood Association.
Located at the site of the former Estes IGA grocery store across from Tonsler Park, the proposed development would include a four-story apartment complex with 118 units of housing and approximately 24,400 square feet of commercial space. Included in that commercial space are spots for local nonprofits Twice is Nice and the Music Resource Center.
Before work can start, Woodard Properties needs City Council to approve a change in zoning for the area and a special use permit application.
Under the proposal, zoning would change from Residential Small Lot and Residential Mixed Use to Commercial B3 zoning with proffers. The proffers include commitments to affordable housing through a partnership with the Piedmont Housing Alliance, nonprofit spaces, possible space for a grocery store, land use and building height restrictions, and a restriction to ensure mixed usage. The special use permit application would increase the allowed density from 21 to 87 dwelling units per acre and modify setbacks and parking requirements.
While city councilors and the Planning Commission now seem optimistic about the development, it took substantial revision for the project to gain widespread support.
When Woodard Properties introduced its original plan in March, Fifeville community members and city leaders were concerned about the limited amount of affordable housing, size of buildings, loca tion of buildings, and traffic impact of the development. Under the original proposal, only five units would have been designated affordable housing for those earning less than 60 percent of area median income.
After consulting with community mem bers and the Fifeville Neighborhood Asso ciation, Woodard Properties introduced the second version of the development plan at an August 8 Planning Commission meeting.
Though elements of the original pro posal remain, the new version includes an updated traffic plan, reduced building heights, buildings further back off of Cher ry Avenue and residential properties, and a comprehensive memorandum of under standing signed by Woodard Properties, PHA, and FNA setting guidelines for af fordable housing.
Under the memorandum of understand ing, at least 60 of the proposed 118 units would be affordable.
“I think it’s a great project … I think the folks from [the Woodard team] show cre ativity in trying to find a solution that checks a lot of boxes. I’m grateful as well for PHA and their willingness to step up and be a partner in this,” said Councilor Brian Pinkston. “Goes to show what you can do when you’ve got good intent and you’re re ally willing to roll up your sleeves and try to find something that works. I would love to see this on the consent agenda.”
Despite the high level of support for the project, some community members remain skeptical, especially given the nonbinding nature of the memorandum of understanding.
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The proposed development, on the site of the former Estes IGA grocery store, is located at 501-507 Cherry Ave., 0 Fifth St. SW, and 0 Sixth St. SW.
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2.5 baths, 2,028 finished sq. ft • In-law apartment, garage, patio, shed • Aggregate driveway, mature timber $399,900 GREENE COUNTY GEM BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE VIEW A SPRING CREEK BEAUTY! $664,900 WOW! MUST SEE! Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730 • 4 Bedroom & 2.5 Bath Home featuring 2 Brick Fireplaces • Natural Hardwood Floors & Large Private Fenced Yard • NEW Stainless Steel Appliances, NEW Granite Counters • NO HOA! Location, Location, Location! • Near the Shops at Stonefield, Albemarle High, Journey Middle & Greer Elementary Schools. • Steps from Maintained Walking & Biking Trails- Charlotte Humphris Park CHARMING SPLIT LEVEL HOME $460,000 REDUCED OPEN HOUSE SUN 9/17 1-3PM
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Keswick Estate Exquisite Albemarle County Country Estate set on 10 wooded acres. Gracious Manor Home offers peace and quiet! Home features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, multiple wood burning fireplaces and a spacious 2.5 car garage. Fabulous kitchen features custom Jaeger & Ernst cabinets, Wolf and SubZero appliances, expansive island, corner wet bar and a built-in Miele coffee maker. Beautiful primary suite with granite fireplace, custom walk-in closet and en-suite spa bathroom with a walk-in shower and marble tile floor with radiant heat. Extensive outdoor living area; gated courtyard, patio with wood burning fireplace and a 30’x15’ screened in porch with audio/visual hookup. Property features a stunning heated pool. Additional property available. $1,750,000
13.68 ACRE PARCEL. Five approved lots ranging from 2 to 51/2 acres. All surveying, engineering, plots, and paved road completed. Stunning Blue Ridge views to the west. Far reaching vistas define this property, Monte Sereno. Perfect for building a spectacular estate home on a total of 13.68 acres or a unique subdivision, with your own covenants and restrictions. High speed internet available. Located in Northern Albemarle. Less than 10 minutes to all conveniences. One owner is a Virginia licensed real estate broker. $1,500,000
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178 & 192 High View Rd | Stanardsville
STUNNING Beautifully maintained with tons of improvements in this Contemporary Home featuring a DREAM kitchen in a desired LAKE community. Includes separate dwelling unit(192). Easy commute to Charlottesville.
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5017 Heming Way | Charlottesville
A rare find in Albemarle County, an exclusive Farmette, just minutes from town! Affordable 10.94 acre current Horse Property. Offering a garage/run-in barn. Paddock and pastures, with tons of riding trails throughout.
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1006 Avon St | Charlottesville
This BELMONT charmer is a 1950’s Cape Cod Style House nestled in HEART OF DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTESVILLE. This 3-bedroom, 2-full bath home was Completely Renovated in 2020. It offers the perfect blend of vintage character and modern convenience and off street parking for multiple cars. PRIVATE BACKYARD with a new fence & lots of shade. Moments away from great restaurants in Downtown Belmont, IX Park Farmers Market, Ting Pavilion and Downtown Mall.
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2370 Saddle Hollow Rd | Crozet
Beautiful Custom Built Cedar Home on 15+ acres with Spectacular Mountain & Valley Views! Spacious home features 5 BR, 3½ BA, expansive open kitchen, Great room w/fireplace, Sun Room & Panoramic views.
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15528 Spotswood Trail | Ruckersville
Investment opportunity! 30 acre farm with 9 division rights. This coveted farm has been owned by the same family for over 100 years. The original farmhouse & another are currently used as a rental home. Equipment buildings.
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1967 Asheville Dr | Charlottesville
Well-cared for townhome in Pavilions at Pantops has an open light-filled main level with pristine hardwood floors, a three level Morning Room Extension, and a gourmet kitchen. 1-car garage. 5 minutes. to Downtown & hospitals.
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0 Rising Sun Rd | Palmyra
131 acres of timberland, well-located in central Fluvanna County only 5 minutes from Palmyra, easily commutable to Charlottesville. Great hunting/recreation land, longterm investment, or build your dream home/farm.
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New plans for vacant land
Developing 70 acres near Fontaine Research Park
By Sean Tubbs
As the University of Virginia looks to build a $100 million biotechnology institute at the Fontaine Research Park, Riverbend Development has filed its latest plan for a 69-acre parcel of land that appears rural, but is very much in Albemarle’s development area.
The undeveloped Granger property is between Interstate 64 and the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. Several previous plans for the property have been filed in the past, but one obstacle has been the cost of a proposed roadway to support regional connectivity.
Albemarle County’s Comprehensive Plan designates portions of the land as Neighborhood Density Residential, which means up to six units per acre on the property.
Riverbend wants to build 200 homes, a mixture of townhouses and single-family homes that would be connected to regional trails. A rezoning from R-1 to Planned Residential Development is required to increase the allowed density. Half of the land would remain green space.
“A proposed greenway and trailway connections are proposed through the stream buffer portion of the property,” reads the narrative. “Residents will have convenient access to all of the amenities and resources in the area, including options to walk or bike to Charlottesville and UVA.”
Vehicular access to the site is currently only possible through Stribling Avenue, a street that runs through the Fry’s Spring neighborhood before becoming a one-lane road that connects to Fontaine Avenue. This proposal avoids using that roadway for vehicles.
Instead, all motorized vehicles for this planned development would use an entrance onto Sunset Avenue Extended. The proposal does not include any upgrades to local roads, nor is there a reference to a project proposed in 2004, a time when Albemarle, Charlottesville, and the University of Virginia had a public body that discussed potential infrastructure projects at public meetings.
The Southern Area B Study commissioned by
defunct Planning and Coordination Committee recommended a connector road between Sunset Avenue Extended and the Fontaine Research Park. This potential road was much discussed, but the cost to go either under or over the railroad track was considered too prohibitive.
Nevertheless, Albemarle County still had the Sunset-Fontaine Connector as its No. 11 priority on a 2019 list of potential projects. This roadway is included in the federally mandated long-range transportation plan that was last adopted the same year.
The current plan is at a lesser scale than what has previously been submitted.
In 2005, Riverbend Development submitted a Comprehensive Plan amendment to change the land to Office Service for a mixed-use development with 500,000 square feet of office space and 400 dwelling units. This proposal did depict the roadway.
Riverbend’s most recent plan for this property in the summer 2021 was a subdivision that would have carved out 73 singlefamily lots. That plan would not have required a rezoning and could have been done by-right.
“The site contains sensitive areas that we felt important to preserve, so we are balancing the density with trails and natural areas,” says Ashley Davies, vice president at Riverbend Development.
A community meeting will eventually be held by the 5th & Avon Community Advisory Committee.
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Fabulous, nearly level building lot in the heart of Ivy. A beautiful, private 5 acres with mature oak trees. Murray Elementary school district. $375,000
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The latest plans from Riverbend Development propose using the southern portion of the roadway, but do not include construction of a long-planned connector road between Sunset Avenue and the Fontaine Research Park.
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Toward a brighter world
How local startup Luminoah could change the lives of people who use enteral feeding tubes
By Catie Ratliff
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When Neal Piper’s 3-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in 2019, the family’s world shrunk.
“Shortly after his birthday … he started choking on his saliva and his food,” says Piper. After a swallow study, balloon surgery, and an MRI, an oncologist told Piper and his wife Valeria that the “MRI shows a large tumor in the base of his skull. The room just shrunk down. And it’s kind of like a Charlie Brown episode where you hear the teacher just mumbling words,” Piper says. “We found out it’s a type of treatable tumor called LCH—Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis.”
Though the prognosis for children with LCH is good, Noah’s family was terrified. “What we learned in that moment is when you have a lot of attention, and a lot of people coming in, that’s never a good sign,” says Piper. “And each morning on rounds, there’d be about 30 people in the hallway talking about how to keep your son alive. He had pneumonia. He was in a sedated coma at that point.”
After making significant improvement, Noah came home from the hospital and continued his treatment. The medical equipment the 3-year-old required to survive included an enteral feeding pump: a gravity-fed device attached to a pole (similar to an IV infusion pump) that allows liquid food to enter the stomach or intestine through a tube.
While the feeding tube was an important part of Noah’s care, the technology was clunky, archaic, and difficult to manage at home. But it was the family’s best option.
“This is the standard of care. It’s over a decade old technology, and there’s millions of people around the world that use this type of technology every day,” says Piper. “You’re connected to this pole [up to] 24 hours a day depending on your need, and so children and adults are walking around the house like this. … Noah, he’s much smaller, and the tubing setup was longer, so he tripped over this several times, and it can rip out a gastrostomy button and be an emergency procedure.”
Rather than continue to watch his son struggle with the technology meant to help him, Piper decided to take action: In March of 2020, he founded a medical device company he called Luminoah, named for his son and his experience during chemotherapy.
At UVA Health’s Battle Building, home to pediatric clinics and outpatient services, Piper says a painting of a spaceship is near the bell children can ring on their last day of chemotherapy. That image inspired Noah, and led to father-son discussions about space. “I merged lumination, the measure of light, with Noah, and shortened that to Luminoah to create a brighter future for people requiring tube feeding,” he says.
Though Noah’s experience with enteral feeding was the original inspiration for the company, Piper consulted a number of other patients and providers. He used a user-driven approach—“We don’t want to assume our use case was the use case of many,” he says—and interviewed dozens of patients, providers, and distributors to learn what the key problems were with current enteral feeding technology.
For many interviewees, issues with tube feeding systems boiled down to lack of mobility, difficulty of use, and trouble tracking nutrition. While the IV-mounted nutrition system can work well in a hospital setting, features like blaring alarms and notifications—perfect for grabbing the attention of staff—often don’t translate well for home use.
Taking all of this into account, the Luminoah team started designing, and made their first prototype in December 2021. Rather than hanging on an IV pole, Luminoah’s device uses a motor to provide nutrition, all at a size smaller than an iPhone in width and height.
“It’s a very familiar user interface for anyone that has a modern day smartphone,” says Piper. “You swipe to open, adjust your feed, press start. You can see the motor turning, priming, and then once you start, you can see the progress. And so you would just click [the nutrition packet] in, put the pouch in your pocket, click on or attach to your stomach, press start, and go.”
According to Dr. William Petersen, Luminoah’s device could significantly improve patient care. “I think this has the potential to revolutionize home feeding,” he says. “The way we currently do home tube feeding is just outdated and it’s been in need of innovation and disruption.”
As a pediatric hematologist oncologist, Petersen says Luminoah would be especially useful in simplifying care for his patients and their families.
“Luminoah’s device is small and discreet and portable. It can literally clip to the belt area or shorts or pants, even a small kid’s,” he says. By ditching the IV pole, Luminoah makes it easier for children with feeding tubes to move.
The device’s small size makes it not only portable, but more discreet, giving patients more control over privacy. “I’ve got the device on now, and I could be walking around and no one knows it,” says Piper.
On top of improving patients’ quality of life, Petersen says Luminoah’s metrics help with quality of care thanks to its ability to accurately measure a patient’s nutrition, hydration, and activity levels.
“That’s a really important thing, especially for small kids who are struggling with weight gain,” he says.
“It’s really important to know exactly how many calories they’re getting, to actually provide that information in a much more accurate and reliable way than our current technology.”
“Our goal is that a young individual could feed themselves, and mom and dad will get an alert saying your child just started a feed, and that you can have full access to the data,” says Piper.
Beyond his own field, Petersen is optimistic about how Luminoah will impact the future of tube feeding. “It is absolutely an area that needs innovation and technological advancement,” he says. In par-
When Neal Piper’s son Noah was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, the 3-year-old had to begin using an enteral feeding tube to continue his treatment. The large IV-like device is loud and cumbersome—so Piper set about finding a way to make feeding pumps more mobile, modern, and discrete.
ticular, Petersen believes Piper’s personal experience with the limitations of the current technology is a boon to the company. “Luminoah is well positioned and poised to be the company that brings this aspect of patient care forward in a really meaningful and significant way.”
While Luminoah is still working toward FDA clearance (the company is approaching a design freeze, and thinks the device could be approved by 2024), it has made major strides in recent months. In June, it secured $6 million in funding, including contributions from local and state angel investor groups and innovation partners. With this money, Piper says Luminoah will continue to scale up its team and external partners.
After receiving support from local groups like CvilleBioHub, Piper says he is committed to basing his executive team out of Charlottesville. “I think it would have been impossible if we didn’t grow it here,” he says. “There’s something about this region, that it’s small enough that people are connected and willing to connect you to their networks, and support people and ideas. And it’s not like that in every market where you’ve got this competitive sense.”
According to Piper, there are more than 300 disease states that require enteral nutrition. “It’s a $12 billion global market—$4 billion here in the U.S.— and a half a million new patients every year that need this technology,” he says. To meet as many people’s needs as possible, Luminoah is working on a modular system for its device.
Now cancer free, Noah remains a pivotal part of Luminoah. “Initially he got a business card … I think he was Chief of Insights,” says Piper. “He’s no longer [using a] feeding tube and no longer has a port, which is really amazing. So my hope is he’ll never need this device.”
Still, Noah’s—and his twin sister Safi’s—influence on the company fuels their father’s passion for the project.
“There’s a very strong ‘why,’ why we do this every single day,” says Piper. “Really what we’re all about is sunny days ahead and [creating] a brighter future for people.”
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“I merged lumination, the measure of light, with Noah, and shortened that to Luminoah to create a brighter future for people requiring tube feeding,”
NEAL PIPER, LUMINOAH FOUNDER & CEO
2023 CHARLOTTESVILLE BREWER’S BALL
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH | 7:00 - 11:00 PM | TING PAVILION
The Charlottesville Brewer’s Ball will celebrate 10 Finest Honorees who have been raising funds and awareness to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Virginia's Finest Honorees are some of the most accomplished and innovative young leaders in the Commonwealth. Honorees are competitively selected based on their leadership, professional successes, philanthropic spirit, and commitment to community. We hope you will join us at the Brewer’s Ball on October 12th to celebrate our Charlottesville's Finest.
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS | $75
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MEET OUR VIRGINIA'S FINEST HONOREES
PETER ARQUETTE LAKESIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
ACPS Golden Apple Recipient in 2009
Loves to be creative in the kitchen and develop new home brewing recipes.
Feels passionate about being a Finest Honoree in order to learn more about CF.
Program & Project Management
Active volunteer with Dogs
Deserve Better & The Women's Initiative
Has been to over 26 countries.
BBA - International Business - FIU (Miami, FL)
Business Development & Philanthropy Consulting
Has raised over $25 million in philanthropic efforts since 2012.
Has driven across the country three times, each with a different family member.
Loves Cville's sense of community & small town feel.
THE COLLEGE FOUNDATION AT UVA
Associate Director of HR University of Virginia ' 19
Was introduced to the CFF last year when helping a former honoree with their campaign. “Being a part of something bigger than yourself is the greatest feeling and gift.”
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BA from Virginia Tech and MBA from William & Mary Loves being outdoors - runs and bikes frequently. She loves hanging out with her two kids.
She’s looking forward to learning more about CF.
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BA in sociology and a minor in religion from UVA
Has been weight training since she was 16 years old, and really likes to support others.
Loves meeting people & creating new relationships.
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Majored in Business Administration with a Minor in Psychology
Buys and sells rare & vintage gym equipment around the world.
Loves the river and the mountains - walks on the Rivanna River almost every day.
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Has seen over the years how the CF foundation has not only made an impact in the community, but also her work family.
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Has received numerous graphic design awards. He enjoys traveling and exploring the world.
Loves living in such a beautiful area with easy access to trails, culture, food, and music.
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122 East Main –The Lighthouse in the Sky
The year was 1842 and James Alexander was astounded. As the editor of the Jeffersonian Republican newspaper and a resident of Charlottesville since 1828, he reported with some awe that alterations were underway at the original wooden structure on the corner of 2nd Street and East Main – a site that later would become 122 East Main.
Robert S. Jones had just purchased the property from his brother Joseph (“Jesse”). Robert was “altering, adding and building to it on every side changing it till it has become almost a light house in the sky.” The building would soon become home to a brand-new art in Charlottesville – photography.
The land is part of lot #37 of the original 1818 town plat. The lot stretches all the way down the hill to Water Street. In the early 1800s the land belonged to David Isaacs, a member of the fledgling Jewish community in Charlottesville and de-facto common-law husband of Nancy West, a free mulatto woman of means.
According to Alexander’s eyewitness memory, in 1828 there had been two small frame structures on the lot – even then quite old: one occupied by David Isaacs and the other by a “Mr. R. S. Jones.” Jones’ building was the wooden structure that stood on the southwest corner of the intersection and was “one of the original houses of the place”.
Alexander further reported that between 1828 and 1842, while still owned by Isaacs, the house was rented by a series of shop owners. A Mr. Grant had a dry goods store, followed by a firm called Bragg & Kelly, then that of Joseph Merrell and finally by one run by Joseph Bishop.
In 1842, David Isaacs sold the property to Jesse W. Jones and Jesse in turn resold it to his brother, Robert S. Jones, who was to modify this new purchase into “the lighthouse in the sky.”
This older frame structure was apparently modified by Jones to specifically accommodate the next three tenants – all photographers. The first business was a photographic gallery run by a “Mr. Retzer.” W. A. Retzer was a practitioner of the new science of daguerreotyping – early photography. He had started his trade in Philadelphia but was in business in Charlottesville by 1845. During his years in his lighthouse studio he created images of well-known faculty as well as residents of the town.
Retzer was still in town in 1850 when Professor John Hartwell Cocke from the University entered his studio for a sitting. There are other Retzer images made in Charlottesville of unknown individuals. One of his portraits of an unidentified young man from Charlottesville, taken in the mid-1840s, is part of the permanent collection at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk. Retzer also advertised his services at rooms he had rented in Lynchburg in the summer of 1846 and again in 1847.
Being constructed within a few years of the invention
of the daguerreotype process, this lighthouse in the sky was almost certainly Charlottesville’s first commercial photography studio – built to accommodate the new raging interest in photographic-quality portraits. The large windows with shutters seen in the picture may have been added purposefully to accommodate the varying light needs of the photographic process. The photograph itself of the lighthouse in the sky probably dates to the mid1870s. Alexander, writing in the present tense in 1874, stated that the corner store was then occupied by George & Co., druggists, and two doors down was the tobacco shop and news agency of Charles Thompson.
Retzer had left Charlottesville by 1853 when an endorsement letter appeared in the Photo-Graphic Art Journal of January 1853 signed by “Jeffersonian” (undoubtedly James Alexander himself) certifying
that Robert S. Jones, the owner of the property at 122 E. Main St., had studied under Retzer and had taken over the studio himself. In turn the studio was acquired by Thomas Ennis in 1860, advertising both daguerreotypes and the newer ambrotypes. Ennis business lasted less than a year after the Civil War started. Following Ennis’ departure, Tyson & Perry moved into the studio. They used this space until they moved to the second-floor rooms above J. J. Gleason’s grocery several blocks away in 1874.
In the early 1890s the “lighthouse in the sky” structure was torn down and replaced by the current brick building. W. C. Payne seems to have briefly operated his piano and musical instrument business at 122 E. Main until 1895 when he moved across the street to 119 E. Main into one of its storefronts incorporated into the new Rosser Building on the opposite corner.
T. J. Wills & Co. Grocers moved into the new building soon after Payne left. Wills’ store occupied over 11,000 sq. ft. of floor space. His window advertisement emphasized both hay and grain for sale in addition to groceries. One of the earlier advertisement paintings on the 2nd St. side of the building, probably dating to Wills’ time, is still visible (on the lower right) mentioning groceries and hay for sale. It is partly obscured by a later advertisement from the Pence & Sterling firm (c. post-1912) and the cream-colored modern coating on the northern end of the wall.
The next tenant was the firm of Pence and Sterling, druggists. Mark V. Pence was a pharmacy clerk in Charlottesville in 1910 and had joined with Robert Sharp Jones Sterling to open their own pharmacy on this site by 1912. Sterling was the grandson of Robert S. Jones, who had owned the property and built the “lighthouse in the sky.” Sterling died in 1940 and Pence in 1949. The firm closed during World War II.
Their firm’s name is faintly legible in the advertisements painted on the side wall of the building. Since Coca-Cola was originally sold through drug stores it is likely they were responsible for the iconic Coca-Cola ads painted on the side wall – of which there seems to have been three different versions.
Though still owned by members of the Jones/Sterling family in 1963, the space had been transformed into Fink’s Jewelry. Eventually Fink’s became Glassner Jewelers, and today the space is occupied by the Oyster House Antiques store.
It’s a complex history of ownership over two centuries. Maybe it’s easier to just look at the ghosts of the ads on the side wall. Or if you glance up and see those beautiful, large windows on the front, let them remind you of the “lighthouse in the sky,” Charlottesville’s first photography studio, that once was there.
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*Historical sources: James Alexander's Recollections of Charlottesville, 1828-1874 and Charlottesville City Directories.
122 E. Main St., “The Lighthouse in the Sky,” c. 1870-79.
122 E. Main, St. today.
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NO MORE TEARS
From the throes of loss, heartbreak, and chaos, singer-songwriter
Noah Cyrus released her debut record, The Hardest Part. Miley’s sister draws influence from country soul and acoustic pop, like the sparsely instrumented and jarringly lyrically “I Burned LA Down,” and the heartbreaking piano waltz “My Side of the Bed.” Cyrus is joined by Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard on “Every Beginning Ends,” a call-andresponse that details the demise of a tired romance. With Anna Bates. $33–125, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com
Part play, part eulogy, part summoning, Jesús I. Valles’ solo performance piece, Play Maid, interrogates the role of the maid as a sociological, theatrical, and pop culture figure. Through a series of monologues and solo exercises, Valles honors and thanks their mother, who worked as a maid, and eulogizes the late Lupe Ontiveros, who played over 150 maids in her acting career. Valles draws from their lived experiences as a queer Mexican immigrant and educator in their award-winning works. Free, 7pm. Helms Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd. drama.virginia.edu
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View the world from the unique perspectives of kids and teens at Light House Studio’s Annual Youth Film Festival. A celebration of the art of storytelling, the fest supports the org’s annual budget and offers a look at short films created by student filmmakers in the past year. Previous selections range from a ghastly zombie chase and toe-tapping music videos, to hard-hitting documentaries on tobacco use, climate change, and the pursuit of social justice. $17–102.50, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. lighthousestudio.org
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SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
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Wednesday 9/13 music
Berto and Matt. Latin guitar night. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack. Performing the expansive catalogue of Grateful Dead, Bobby’s solo albums and more. $60, 7pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. tingpavilion.com
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival Concert. A musical journey to the far-flung emotional worlds of Bach, Brahms, and two modern geniuses. $6–30, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. cvillechambermusic.org
David Wax Museum with Snog Dog. Music that blends the ancient and ever-relevant rhythms of traditional Mexican music with amber pop hues. $20–25, 6pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potters craftcider.com
Eric Johnson. Performing the Treasure Tour. $29-39, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jefferson theater.com
James McMurtry. In McMurtry’s new effort, The Horses and the Hounds, the songwriter backs personal narratives with effortless elegance and endless energy. $25–30, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com
Jim Waive. Classic country tunes from the man with a velvet voice and impressive beard. Free, 7pm. Blue Moon Diner, 606 W. Main St. bluemoondiner.net
Open Mic Night. Charlottesville’s longestrunning open mic night. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Diner, 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436
Karaoke. Have a drink—it will sound better. Free, 9pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com
Wine Down Wednesdays with South Canal Street Band. Wind down the work day with live music, wines, eats, and sunsets over the vineyard. Free, 5pm. Keswick Vineyards, 1575 Keswick Winery Dr., Keswick. keswickvineyards.com
Play Maid A new solo performance by Jesús I. Valles as part of their artist residency. Free, 7pm. Helms Theatre, 109 Culbreth Rd. drama.virginia.edu
Discovery Workshops: Under the Microscope. Spark curiosity and investigative play for children in preschool and early elementary. Free, 4pm. Virginia Discovery Museum, 524 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. vadm.org
The Art of Cocktails. An afternoon of mixology, education, and, most importantly tasting. $25, 4pm. Quirk Hotel, 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com
The Effect of Light Pollution on Native Plants and Pollinators. Carol Carter, Peggy Cornette, Christine Putnam, and Emily Byers of Piedmont Dark Skies discuss the effect of light pollution. Free, 7pm. Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd. darksky.org
A teenager’s idealism is crushed by the realities of life during wartime in World War II Belarus. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station.
A screening, followed by a discussion and Q&A with producer-director Din Blankenship, moderated by Selena Cozart. Free, 6:30pm. Light House Studio: Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 W. Market St. lighthouse
Trivia. Show off your knowledge and win prizes. Free, 7pm. Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. dairymarketcville.com
Thursday 9/14 music
Baby Jo’s. Horns, washboards, and grooving good times. Free, 8pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapture restaurant.com
Berto & Vincent. Good times and tunes. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com
Kendra Morris. A contemporary sound with influences found in music and cinema dating back to the mid 20th century. $15-17, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com
Michael Clem. Sip on wine and enjoy live tunes. Free, 5pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwood farmandwinery.com
One Mic Stand Spoken Word Open Mic. A mix of spoken word works. Free, 7pm. PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building, 501 College Dr. pvcc.edu
Thursday Evening Sunset Series with Night Routine. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy live music, food trucks, drinks, and a stunning view of the sunset. $10, 6pm. Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carters Mountain Trl. chiles familyorchards.com
Samman Akbarzada: A Glimmer in the Dark Poetry, conversation, and light refreshments. Free, 7pm. JMRL: Central Library, 201 E. Market St. jmrl.org
Toddler Art Class. C-Street Preschool teacher Minou leads toddlers through singing, dancing, storytelling, and artmaking. $10, 10am. The Scrappy Elephant, 1745 Allied St. scrappyelephant.com
Historic River View Farm Tour. Explore the lives of the Carr/Greer family and their journey to landownership, farming, and education. Free, 5:30pm. Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm, 1780 Earlysville Rd. ivycreekfoundation.org
Plantation Archaeology Walking Tour. A 90-minute walk into the woodlands to explore how we use archaeology to better understand the plantation and the lives of those who lived and labored there. $10–32, 2pm. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. monticello.org etc.
Arts From Underground. Artmaking, drinks, and karaoke in the Looking Glass. Free, 7pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org
Baby Buds. Meet other new parents and caregivers as newborns, infants, and toddlers explore, interact, and play. Free, 10:30am. Virginia Discovery Museum, 524 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. vadm.org
In-Gallery Conservation. Conservator Scott Nolley reveals the true colors and forms of Joan Mitchell’s seminal painting, “Untitled.” Free, all day. The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA, 155 Rugby Rd. uvafralinart museum.virginia.edu
Pride Trivia Night. Geeks Who Drink hosts a special pride-themed trivia night. Free, 7pm. Firefly, 1304 E. Market St. fireflycville.com
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Underwritten in part by the Vesta Lee Gordon Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Kelly Peral’s appearance is made possible by the Angus Macaulay Visiting Artists Fund
Sunset Market. Sunset your work week with fresh produce, artisan goods, and more. Free, 5pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. ixartpark.org
Friday 9/15 music
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival: Music at Midday. Enjoy the sweet sounds of Demarre McGill’s golden flute and Edward Arron’s lustrous cello. Free, 12:30pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 120 W. High St. cville chambermusic.org
Cherry Red. A tribute to the Rolling Stones. Free, 7pm. Pro Re Nata, 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. prnbrewery.com
Chickenhead Blues Band. Live music and food from Twisted Biscuits. Free, 6pm. Chisholm Vineyards at Adventure Farm, 1135 Clan Chisholm Ln., Earlysville. chisholmvineyards.com
Dropping Julia. Get down. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com
Eli Cook. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy live music and food. Free, 5pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com
Mayday. A four-piece pop rock band, with singer-songwriter Theocles Herrin, Graeme Rosner, Matt Woodward, and Adolfo Bacigulapo. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshouse winery.com
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. With special guests, to benefit the Charlottesville Free Clinic. $49-79, 7pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ting pavilion.com
No Scrubs ‘90s Dance Party. Exercise your pleasure groove. $16-20, 9pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com
The 45’s Honky-tonk Karaoke. Come ready to sing—sometimes it’s a bust, sometimes it’s a hit, but it’s always a blast. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Diner, 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436
The Currys and Boxed Lunch. With Luke Richard Powers. $15-50, 7:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com
Wavelength. Sunset music on the green. Free, 5pm. The Grill at Meadowcreek, 1400 Pen Park Rd. thegrillatmeadowcreek.com
Charlottesville Reading Series. With Joumana Altallal and Sara Read. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com
Sober Cville No Blackout Night Out. Music and crafts. $40, 6:30pm. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.com
Plantation Archaeology Walking Tour. See listing for Thursday, September 14. $10–32, 2pm. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. monticello.org etc.
Date Night Drop-Off. Enjoy a night out on the mall while the kids play at the museum. Free, 5:30pm. Virginia Discovery Museum, 524 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. vadm.org
Fall Lumberjack Classic 2023. The top lumberjacks and lumberjills go head-to-head in an extreme timbersports competition. Free, 3pm. Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows, 200 Crandall Run, Roseland. dbbrewingcompany.com
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Mastering the mind
Exploring ideas of healing through history, memoir, and art
By Sarah Lawson email@example.com
“Minds are different and healing them is likewise so,” writes Kay Redfield Jamison in her latest book, Fires in the Dark: Healing the Unquiet Mind. She adds, “It is the healer’s order to restore the mind to soundness: to repair and mend it, to pry it from disease, to reassemble.” These are the seeds from which this book grows, through which Jamison formulates and explores multifaceted questions about society, trauma, recovery, and the people who work tirelessly to help us better understand the full range of human experience, from melancholy to mania. But rather than writing an overly clinical book about mental health and best practices for treatment, Jamison shares a sociocultural history of healing, a celebration of the mind in joy as well as in darkness.
Influenced by the author’s work as the Dalio Professor in Mood Disorders and a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as her experiences as a psychiatric patient, Fires in the Dark is deeply personal yet expansive.
Building on Jamison’s previous book—An Unquiet Mind, a memoir exploring the author’s experiences with bipolar disorder— Fires in the Dark also touches on her time at the Esalen Institute and undergoing lithium treatment, as well as her corresponding professional journey in psychopathology and psychopharmacology. However, framed by an in-depth examination of the mental health implications of World War I, the book takes a more holistic view of healing practices and the people who serve as guides in the recovery journey, which Jamison describes as “a reflection on healing the mind … an archipelago of thoughts, experiences, and images.”
Deeply researched sections celebrate healers across history, attempting to unpack their personal and professional qualities—“A healer should be a refuge”—and approaches to care that resonate over time and reveal something intrinsic about human nature.
The scope is outstanding, ranging from Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the South Pole in 1910 to the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in 2019 and covering World War I from inception to armistice, including indepth accounts of the lives of Sir William Osler, considered a “father of modern medicine,” and W.H.R. Rivers, a doctor, psychologist, and anthropologist whose notable work included treating soldiers for shell shock—what we now know as post-traumatic stress disorder. Woven in across sections are quotes, experiences, and insights from household names in psychiatry and poetry—Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, W. B. Yeats, Elizabeth Bishop—alongside names that are likely less familiar, such as psychi-
atrist Anthony Storr, 19th-century mental illness expert Daniel Hack Tuke, and Scottish poet Douglas Dunn.
Jamison also undertakes a condensed history of psychotherapeutics, from magicians and priests to electroconvulsive therapy and techniques that remain experimental today, such as ketamine and psilocybin. Alongside a list of ancient medicinal remedies that reads like poetry, she examines Greek and Egyptian healing practices, including sleep temples that “served as hospitals, sanctuaries, and centers for purification.” From ancient Egyptian physician Imhotep to Greek god of medicine Asclepius and Greek physician and herbalist Crateuas, Jamison celebrates some of the healers who laid the groundwork for modern medicine, noting, “Ways to heal the mind go back unimaginably far in human history.”
Throughout, the author’s probing attention to history and the human mind makes for a rewarding read. Seemingly disparate topics are united by repeated refrains, connective tissue that coalesces in stories of healing and guidance for those seeking to recover from trauma. “It is difficult to accept, but pain is essential to healing,” is one such refrain that Jamison uses; so too, the idea that work can be a balm to the healing mind. Imagination, creativity, and artistic self-expression are also returned to often, through extensive examples of the congruence of poetry and pathology and also as exemplified in the lives of singer, activist, and athlete Paul Robeson as well as writers such as Ursula K. Le Guin and Lewis Carroll.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the book is found in the latter, this celebration of imagination and reading—and the psychotherapeutic benefits of both. Jamison writes, “Both writing and psychotherapy create stories from the material of life. … Whether told to a therapist or created by a writer, stories give form to the inchoate and construct a path out of confusion and pain.”
Inviting the reader on a journey back to childhood, she skillfully conjures the awe and wonder of children’s literature, complete with quests calling for courageous feats and the lessons learned along the way. From The Once and Future King to Mary Poppins and Peter Pan, she contends, “Writers show us ways to field anxiety, face adversity, and take delight in living.” While the examples used could be updated to reflect more diverse writers and stories, the message resonates nonetheless: Through stories, we come to know ourselves and the world, but we also learn valuable tools for mapping new stories—whether in re-
sponse to a changing world or healing from the traumas that we experience in it. She argues that stories and imagination are tools for recovery that also teach us how to be more resilient going forward.
Reflecting the same passion and intensity that she clearly embraced in researching and writing this book—that can be felt with every turn of the page when reading it—Jamison writes, “One should be passionate in dealing with life: grapple with it, know it, and master it. Passion and knowledge protect.”
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“Ways to heal the mind go back unimaginably far in human history.”
Kay Redfield Jamison will discuss Fires in the Dark: Healing the Unquiet Mind with Ben Martin at New Dominion Bookshop on September 16.
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In-Gallery Conservation. See listing for Thursday, September 14. Free, all day. The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA, 155 Rugby Rd. uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu
Light House Studios’ Annual Youth Film Festival. A slate of short films by young filmmakers. $17–102, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. lighthousestudio.org
The Given Word A man promises to carry a cross to a church many miles away if his donkey is spared from death. Free, 7:30pm. The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, 306 E. Main St. thebridgepai.org
AbbeyRoad. The ultimate Beatles party band. Free, 7pm. Pro Re Nata, 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. prnbrewery.com
Berto. Enjoy the sounds of Brazil, Spain, and Latin America. Free, 11am. Tavern & Grocery, 333 W. Main St. tavernandgrocery.com
Blazing Saddle Tramps. Western swing and a bit of jazz. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Diner, 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436
Cville Chamber Music Festival Concert.
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Festival pianists collaborate with renowned flutist Demarre McGill and cellist Edward Arron in classic 20th-century duos, and violinist Tim Summers joins for a wildly Romantic trio. $35, 4pm. University Baptist Church Recital Hall, 1223 W. Main St. cville chambermusic.org
Kadencia. WTJU’s Third Rail welcomes RVA Bomba/Plena ensemble, Kadencia. Free, 8pm. The Stage at WTJU, 2244 Ivy Rd. wtju.net
Lenny Burridge. Americana, blues, folk, pop, and rock tunes. Free, 1pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com
Quarters of Change. The Lower East Side quartet is leading the charge on New York City’s rock resurgence. $15-18, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com
Rivanna Roots: Bluegrass Destroyers with Jackson Sisters Gospel Review. Live music under the stars. $14–16, 5pm. Rivanna River Company, 1518 E. High St. frontporchcville.org
The Michael Elswick Gathering. Jazz, blues, ballads, and Latin tunes. Free, 5pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com
The Pollocks. Batesville’s house band. $15, 7pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket.com
Kay Redfield Jamison in conversation with Ben Martin. The authors discuss Jamison’s new book, Fires in the Dark Free, 4pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbook shop.com
Storytime. Readings of recent favorites and classics. Free, 11am. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com
A Teeny Tiny Mixed Media Workshop. Led by exhibiting artist Karen Eide. $10-15, 11am. Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St. SE. secondstreetgallery.org
Fall Lawn Care & Great Lawn Alternatives. Piedmont Master Gardeners offer a sustainable approach to lawn care that includes managing weeds and pests without harming pollinators, birds, and other wildlife. Free, 2pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Ave. piedmontmaster gardeners.org
First Twenty-Five Workshop: Getting the Start of Your Novel Ready. Gain new perspectives on the many different ways one can start a novel, how to create a compelling perspective, start building a world, and draw in readers. $75–82, 10am. Online. writer house.org
Nature’s Sketchbook—Landscapes and Trees. A watercolor workshop. $30, 2pm. The Scrappy Elephant, 1745 Allied St. scrappy elephant.com
Little Naturalist Program. Introduce your 3- to 5-year-old to nature and get them started exploring the trails. Free, 10am. Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm, 1780 Earlysville Rd. ivycreekfoudnation.org
Plantation Archaeology Walking Tour. See listing for Thursday, September 14. $10–32, 2pm. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. monticello.org
Rivanna River Round-Up. A community watershed-wide cleanup. Free, 10am. Various locations in Charlottesville and surrounding counties. rivannariver.org etc.
Charlottesville City Market. Shop seasonal local produce, homemade baked goods, authentic cultural foods, wares from artisans of various disciplines, and more. Free, 9am. Charlottesville City Market, 100 Water St. E. charlottesville.gov
Chess. All ages and skills welcome. Free, 10am. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org
Connect Cville. Music, vendors, performances, and more. $15, 3pm. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. connectcville.com Cville Sabroso Festival. A Latin American music, dance, and culture festival. Free, 2pm. Booker T. Washington Park, 1001 Preston Ave. facebook.com/cvillesabroso
Fall Lumberjack Classic 2023. See listing for Friday, September 15. Free, 3pm. Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows, 200 Crandall Run, Roseland. dbbrewing company.com
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I School’s out for Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they race to destroy Voldemort’s horcruxes while evading their enemies. $10, 11am. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
Southwood Block Party. Food, tunes, and tours. Free, 11am. Southwood, 3018 Horizon Rd. atlanticbuilders.com
An Lár. Traditional Irish music. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket.com
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Cville Chamber Music Festival: Grand Finale. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, pianist Orli Shaham, and violinist Tessa Lark join the festival’s Artistic Directors Raphael Bell and Timothy Summers for a night at the symphony. $39–54, 3pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net
Session Sundays with Cville Jazz Congregation. Live tunes and grilled oysters. Free, 1pm. Stinson Vineyards, 4744 Sugar Hollow Rd., Crozet. stinsonvineyards.com
Sue Harlow. Americana folk tunes and haunting vocals. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com
The Rimels. All-original Americana. Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com
Black Virginians in Blue: The Untold Stories of Albemarle County’s U.S. Colored Troops. A talk by Dr. William Kurtz. Free, 1pm. Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm, 1780 Earlysville Rd. ivycreekfoundation.org
Community Dialogue. Discuss democracy and civic engagement. Free, 2pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. lwv-cva.org
Basic Quilling. Learn the art of paper rolling. $20, 1pm. The Scrappy Elephant, 1745 Allied St., Ste. C. scrappyelephant.com
Plantation Archaeology Walking Tour. See listing for Thursday, September 14. $10–32, 2pm. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. monticello.org
Charlottesville Pride Festival. Local vendors, music, performers, and more. Free, 10:30am. Ix Art Park, 522 Second St. SE. @charlottesvillepride
Lolita. A professor becomes obsessed with his stepdaughter in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the controversial Vladimir Nabokov novel. $10, 3:15pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
Ocean’s Eleven Brunch. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle—the gang’s all here. $10, noon. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Fifth St. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com
Berto & Vincent. Fiesta. Free, 7pm. South and Central Latin Grill, Dairy Market. south andcentralgrill.com
Gin & Jazz. The Brian Caputo Trio performs in the Château Lobby Bar. Free, 5:30pm. Oakhurst Inn, 100 Oakhurst Cir. oakhurst inn.com
Storytime. Songs, movement, and bubbles. Free, 10:30am. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. tingpavilion.com
Technical Lands: A Critical Primer. A panel discussion on the politics of designating critical spaces as technical. Free, 5pm. Campbell Hall 153, 110 Bayly Dr. arch.virginia.edu
Trafficking Data: How China is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty Aynne Kokas discusses her book. Free, 3pm. Online. engagement.virginia.edu
Wild Virginia Book Club. A discussion of Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse by Dave Goulson. Free, 7pm. Online. wildvirginia.org
Club Create. Students explore a variety of arts and crafts, including painting, drawing, clay, and sewing, while meeting other creative kids. $200, 4pm. The Scrappy Elephant, 1745 Allied St., Ste. C. scrappyelephant.com
Ben Folds. Performing the What Matters Most Tour. $49–89, 8pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net
Blackwood Station. Americana. Free, 9pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com
Dopapod. A hypnotic hybrid of funk, rock, jazz, bluegrass, and electronica. $20–25, 7:45pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com
Karaoke Night with DJ Azazil. Cold drinks, hot pizza, water pong, and karaoke. Free, 9pm. Crozet Pizza at Buddhist Biker Bar, 20 Elliewood Ave. crozetpizzacville.com
Marinus in the Vineyard. Nuevo Tango with JP Jofre and Joseph Kuipers. $29, 6:30pm. King Family Vineyard, 6550 Roseland Farm, Crozet. marinusensemble.com
Noah Cyrus. Performing the Hardest Part Tour. $33–125, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jefferson theater.com
Thunder Music Karaoke. Show off your singing skills or just enjoy the show. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Diner, 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436
Tunesday Tuesdays. Josh Mayo and The House Sauce host regional and local acts. Free, 10pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com
Vincent Zorn. Olé. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com
Generative Fiction Workshop. If you’re ready to write, write, write, this eight-session class is for you. $170–185, 6pm. Online. writerhouse.org
Voice in Creative Nonfiction Writing. Learn techniques for creating narrative voice and try out different voices through writing exercises. $189–210, 1pm. WriterHouse, 508 Dale Ave. writerhouse.org
Three Notch’d Run Club. Log some miles and enjoy a $5 post-run beer. Free, 6pm. Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second St. SE. threenotchdbrewing.com
Astronomy on Tap. Join UVA astronomers for free talks, trivia, and prizes aimed at a general audience. Free, 7pm. Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery, 520 Second St. SE. astronomyontap.org
Entrepreneurs and Espresso. Share lessons learned with fellow entrepreneurs. Free, 8am. Irving Theatre, CODE Building, 240 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. cvsbdc.org
Family Game Night. Games for all ages, including corn hole, Jenga, and board games. Free, 5pm. Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. dairymarketcville.com
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night. Teams of two to six people play for prizes and bragging rights. Free, 8pm. Firefly, 1304 E. Market St. fireflycville.com
Go for Beginners. Learn about and play the ancient strategic Chinese board game Go. Free, 2pm. The Center at Belvedere, 540 Belvedere Blvd. thecentercville.org
At home here
Cville Sabroso plans for record attendance in its 11th year
By Julia Stumbaugh email@example.com
Since 2013, the City of Charlottesville has officially recognized the third Saturday of September as Cville Sabroso Day. This year, more than 4,000 people are expected in Washington Park for the annual Cville Sabroso Festival, central Virginia’s largest annual Latin American music, dance, and culture gathering.
That will break the event’s previous attendance record, according to Sin Barreras, the organization behind the day. Cville Sabroso launched alongside Sin Barreras in 2012 because of “a need to celebrate and to share a piece of yourself and your own traditions with the broader community,” says Edgar Lara, executive director of Sin Barreras. The Charlottesville- and Waynesboro-based organization supports the area’s Hispanic immigrant community with services including legal consultations and educational workshops.
Lara experienced this need when he first moved to Charlottesville in 2012 and struggled to connect with the city’s Hispanic community. “It was very clear to me as I met people that most didn’t know anything about the culture and the people that I come from,” Lara says.
He found folks who understood his background through Sin Barreras, and the inaugural Cville Sabroso Festival helped set the stage to connect those people with the broader Charlottesville community. “Oftentimes we have heard people say, ‘This festival makes me feel a little more at home. It makes me more comfortable,’” Lara says.
Estela Knott, who co-founded Cville Sabroso with Fanny Smedile, is a member of the Lua Project, a musical group blending Mexican and Appalachian musical styles. Like that Mexilachian blend, Knott describes Cville Sabroso as an opportunity for cultural bridge-building. “We were all immigrants, we all are descendants of immigrants at some time in our past,” says Knott. “The people
that are coming now come with rich cultural traditions that add to the fabric of Virginia. These are people who are bringing something to our community, not taking.”
Encouraging positive perception of the impact of immigration on Charlottesville has become especially important for Sin Barreras following the violence that shook the city in August 2017. Lara calls that year’s Cville Sabroso, which was held less than one month later, “a healing moment” for the community. “This event, specifically right after, was such an important part of the healing process,” Lara says. “People saw diversity. They saw all these different things that really stood against what was seen on August 12 … that’s how we push back.”
This year, food trucks will include Mexican food from Antojitos Mexicanos, Sabor Latino, La Flor Michoacana, El Chapparito, and Guadalajara, as well as Uruguayan food from Marina Del Delicia and Argentinian fare from Arepas on Wheels. Vendors will display artisan goods from Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
Live performances will feature music and dance from Mexico, Bolivia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, the Caribbean, and Colombia. The formation of a Mexican dance group, Villa Sabrosa, was inspired by Cville Sabroso, according to Knott. “Coming to see El Sabroso, it’s an introduction, it’s a taste, and it might lead you to learning about not just where people come from, but how they live and who they are right here,” Lara says.
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More than 4,000 attendees are expected to gather for the 11th Cville Sabroso on September 16 at Washington Park. Mexican dance group Villa Sabrosa is one of the many featured performances.
“Oftentimes we have heard people say, ‘This festival makes me feel a little more at home. It makes me more comfortable.’”
EDGAR LARA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SIN BARRERAS
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WHAT’S DELISH AT LOCAL WINERIES?
CHISWELL FARM WINERY
With a nose of spice and cherry pie, our 2021 Merlot is perfect to enjoy as the season begins to cool down! The wine has a soft rounded palate full of plums, dark cherries, and cloves with velvety soft tannins. Pair this wine with a Sunday roast, grilled sausages, or a good time around a fire pit with friends!
A historic Jeffersonian estate nestled in the Virginia countryside, Chiswell Farm & Winery invites guests to delight in locally-crafted vintages, panoramic views, and warm hospitality. With a glass in hand, savor the breathtaking scenery from a rocking chair on our covered porch. Gather with friends around a dining table on the lawn to share a build-your-own charcuterie board. Or cozy up with a loved one in the historic and inviting Greenwood home. Whether you want to come up to the bar for a chat or spread out a blanket for a private picnic, there are countless ways to enjoy the best that Virginia wine country has to offer.
We serve our award-winning wines by the glass, bottle, and flight, plus seasonal specialty beverages and a tasteful selection of local and gourmet snacks. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food to enjoy with our wines.
Ages 21+ only, no dogs or other pets permitted on the property. For a family-friendly experience, visit our wine shops at Chiles Peach Orchard or Carter Mountain Orchard. Make sure to check out our exciting events calendar online to stay up-to-date on all things happening at Chiswell!
Fridays - (5:30 – 7 PM) - Summer Sundown with live music, seasonal specialty drink, and sunsets
Sundays - (1 – 4 PM) - Sippin’ Sunday with live music
Sept. 17th- Fall Decor Workshop with Jennifer Phillips (advance registration required)
Sept. 24th- Paint & Sip (advance registration required)
Wednesday–Thursday: 11 AM–6 PM
Friday: 11 AM–8 PM • Saturday: 11 AM–7 PM • Sunday: 11 AM–6 PM
430 Greenwood Rd, Greenwood, VA 22943 434.252.2947 • www.chilesfamilyorchards.com/chiswell
53RD WINERY AND VINEYARD
2022 Shannon Hill White
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Its that time of summer where you just need an everyday, easy going, slightly chilled white wine that says “take it easyl”. Our 2022 Shannon Hill White will fill that and not break the bank either. A blend of 74 % Vidal Blanc, 23% Viognier and 3% Chardonnay is medium bodied with crisp acidity and notes of yellow peaches, apple blossom and orange. Aged in stainless, 151 cases made, it is the perfect summer wine enjoyed with light snacks and friends!
A few notes from winegrower and owner, Dave Drillock:
If you are planning a visit, come for the wine and enjoy the chill. We are down to earth and love to share our enthusiasm for wine. We just revel in what we do, growing, making and selling wine! Open 7 days a week, 11am to 5pm, we offer our 100% Virginia wine by the bottle, glass, flight or tasting. Enjoy your visit at our meadow-like setting in rural Louisa County. We offer wellspaced indoor and outdoor seating
and customers are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets, chairs and blankets. Children and pets are welcome, but pets must always remain outside of buildings and on a leash. Our friendly staff focuses on serving quality wine at a great escape! For more information, visit our website, www.53rdwinery.com.
Sept. 16th- Wine Club
Appreciation Day with Live music by Paulo Franco and Salty Bottom Blue Oysters
Sept. 23rd - Live music by Dennis Foster
Sept. 24th - Tasting Series with Owner Dave Drillock (advanced reservation required)
Sept. 30th- Live Music by Sue Harlow
Open 7 days a week, 11 am – 5 pm
13372 Shannon Hill Rd Louisa, VA 23093 (540) 894-5474 • 53rdwinery.com
CASTLE HILL FARM CIDERY
Enjoy our perfect option for brunch- our Cider cocktails
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EASTWOOD FARM AND WINERY VERITAS VINEYARDS AND WINERY
on these warm weekends and afternoons! Pair with our featured burrata with fresh fig, peach, grilled bread, blackberry, mint, and a balsamic glaze
Visiting Castle Hill Cider
Our expansive cider barn features a variety of ample seating including Adirondack chairs overlooking the rolling countryside and lake; farm tables for larger parties; as well as bistro seating and cozy couches for smaller groups. Inside the Tasting Room, you’ll find bistro seating and a roaring fireplace. Outdoors, there are a variety of options including patio and firepit seating available year-round (weather permitting), and plenty of green space to walk the grounds or throw a football. Come check out our new food and cider cocktail menu!
Castle Hill Cider welcomes all guests! We offer non-alcoholic beverage options and a delicious food menu. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are also welcome both indoors and outside. Dogs must remain leashed and with their owners at all times.
Thursdays - Live Music from 5-8 with Travis Elliott and Friends!
Sundays – Live music every Sunday! Check our calendar for the weekend lineup.
Thursday 1-8pm Friday 1-7pm Saturday 11am-5pm
6065 Turkey Sag Rd. Keswick, VA 22947
Tasting Room Text/Call: 434.365.9429
Our gorgeous 2022 Viognier has perfumed aromas of fresh nectarine and pear. Aging for 9 months on lees in the stainlesssteel barrels in which it was fermented has created a palate with creamy notes, a thick texture, and a long clean finish with just a touch of nutmeg that brings it all together.
CrossKeys Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery located in the heart of beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management and yield balance to achieve 100% estate-grown wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and soils here at CrossKeys. Our first vines were planted in 2001 and we have only grown since then. Our 125-acre estate currently houses more than 30 acres of vines with plans for more planting in the future. We currently grow 12 varietals of grapes all used to produce our one of a kind award-winning wines. We offer wine tastings throughout the day. Our knowledgeable tasting room associates will guide you through tasting our wines whether you are a novice or a seasoned veteran. We love large groups and want to make sure your experience at CrossKeys Vineyards is extraordinary. We request that large groups call the vineyard 48 hours in advance to set up a reserved group tasting. The group will have a reserved table, staffing, and a cheese plate included with price.
Mon-Thurs - Winery Tours (by
reservation only) at 12:30 pm
Sundays - Brunch with live music!
Fridays- Finally Friday! With light fare and plenty of wine from our bistro.
Sept. 16th - Salsa night! (advanced table reservation required)
Sept. 17th - Fall supper series (advanced table reservation required)
Open Daily from 11- 7pm 6011 E Timber Ridge Rd, Mt Crawford, VA 22841 (540) 234-0505 https://crosskeysvineyards.com/
2021 Cabernet Franc
Recently this wine was awarded 91 points by Lenn Thompson and awarded Best of Virginia in his recent Cabernet Franc Report. He had this to say about it: “Floral nose with currant, raspberry, and cranberry fruit, and all of the good green notes — fresh sweet herbs. Complete on the palate with great balance of tannins, acidity, and flavor concentration.
Live music every weekend! We also have started Massage Above the Vines: a chance to relax among the vines at DuCard Vineyards with fresh air, views of the hills, and bodywork tailored to relax and release. Check out our website for more details and info!
Weekends - Live music all weekend long! Check out our lineup on our website!
Friday Nights - Friday Night Out with half-priced wine flights, $20 kebab plates, and grills for those who wish to BYO dinners!
Sept 1st-30th – Sipping For Sapplings Tree Giveaway all month. Buy a bottle, and get a sapling to plant for free!
Sept. 23rd- Seafood Saturday with Live music by South Canal Street Band (advanced ticket purchase recommended)
Open daily – Mon-Thurs. 12-5 pm Fri. 12-9 pm Sat/Sun. 12-6 pm
40 Gibson Hollow Ln • Etlan, VA 22719 (540) 923-4206 www.ducardvineyards.com
EASTWOOD FARM AND WINERY
8 - October 29)
Introducing our new pumpkin ale and offering food specials including
bratwurst, flammkuchen, loaded fries, and more. Join us every weekend for live music, great wine, beer, cider, and delicious food.
FALL AT EASTWOOD
Wednesday: Chef Tasting Series, Paint & Sip (see calendar on website for specifics)
Thursdays: $5 Glasses (wine, cider and beer), Live Music, Chip Pairings With Beer Flights
Fridays: Virginia Oyster & Wine Celebration With Live Music
Saturdays: Live Music
Sundays: Music Bingo, Paint & Sip (see calendar on website for specifics)
FOOD AND OTHER FALL SPECIALS:
Enjoy our House-Made Flatbreads, Sandwiches, Bruschetta, Soups, Salads, Sugarbear Ice Cream, Curated Picnics, Seasonal Specials and more!
Weekday lunch specials Monday through Friday.
10% off bottles on Wednesdays
What about the kids?
Kids can share in the experience with their own juice tasting flights and cheese boards!
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
Winery Hours: WednesdaySaturday (12-8 PM); Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (12-5 PM)
Pet friendly and large groups are welcome. Ample indoor and outdoor seating.
Rt 20 near the intersection with Avon Extended (5 mi from Downtown Mall) Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 264-6727 www.eastwoodfarmandwinery.com
Just in time for summer, we’re proud to announce the release of our first non-alcoholic wine. Perhaps a first for the Monticello Wine Trail? Made from 100% estate grown Vidal Blanc, the 2022 Ené features the same zesty citrus and floral notes as our popular Virginia Verde. Enjoy it on its own, or as a
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freshly-made lime spritzer available upon request in our tasting room.
Hark Vineyards is a family-owned winery focused on the belief that beautiful views and delicious wine can bring people together. Children and well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome. We welcome — and encourage — you to bring a picnic and enjoy the experience our estate offers. Some picnic foods such as cheese, charcuterie, jams, crackers, and chocolate are available for purchase. Food trucks and live music most Saturdays from MarchNovember; check our website and social media for details. Our grapes love it here. We think you will, too.
Sept. 16th – Live music by Two Plus Two of Us (A Beatles Cover Band)
Sept. 23rd- Sweet Jane’s Kitchen + live music by Ron Gentry
Sept. 30th- Arepas on Wheels + live music Isabel Bailey
Friday – Sunday / 12 noon – 6pm
434-964-9463 (WINE) 1465 Davis Shop Rd, Earlysville, VA 22936 www.harkvineyards.com
Red, White, and PinkBubbly!
Suil white sparkling wine is made from 100% Viognier done in the traditional methode Champagnoise, with notes of green apple. Erotes is our rosé sparkling made of 100% Touriga Nacional with flavors of fresh summer berries, and a crisp finish. Knots and Shuttles is our first red sparkling made from Tannat grapes, with deep red fruit flavors and a dry effervescent finish.
New: Team Building Events!
Horton will work with your organization to create a unique Wine Experience for your next team building event! Build your work team’s bonds by creating your own wine, bottling and labeling it together. There are different tiers of the experience to completely customize your day. Inquire by calling 540-832-7440 or email info@ hortonwine.com.
WE ARE HIRING!
Want to work in a fun and unique industry? Come visit us at Horton! We’re looking for tasting room staff to help make memorable experiences for our guests, build our local wine club, and so much more. Give us a call or email for more information: info@ hortonwine.com
Open Daily from 10 am – 5 pm
6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, Virginia (540) 832-7440 • www.hortonwine.com
The nose is quite pronounced with an abundance of wet rock, slate, chalk, and stone fruit character. With aeration the wine shows a touch more tropical tones, but this is a focused and mineral driven wine. The palate is dry with bracing initial acidity before stone and mineral characters come to the fore. Vibrant flavors of green apple, meyer lemon with crystalline acidity and just a touch of baking spices and doughy bread on the palate.
Tasting Room Hours
We look forward to continuing to serve all of our wonderful guests this winter during our daily hours of 10am-5pm (last pour at 4:45). We offer first come, first served seating under our tent or open seating in our outdoor courtyard. Wine is available by the flight, glass and bottle at our inside or outside service bars, with bar service inside on the weekends! A selection of pre-packaged meats, cheeses, crackers, and spreads are available for purchase as well as our new food truck which is currently open Wednesday- Sunday from 12p-4p
Bring the family or friends and enjoy live music every Saturday from 124p or play a fun 9 hole of miniature golf on our new course!
Every other Wednesday- Wine
Down Wednesday with live music from 5-8:30, check out our website for updates on who’s playing!
Sept. 17th -Aisling Flower Farm Floral Workshop
Sept. 23rd – Glaze Your Own Wine Glass Class
1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, Virginia 22947 Tasting Room: (434) 244-3341 ext 105 firstname.lastname@example.org www.keswickvineyards.com
Just released. 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, 20% Tannat. A delightful sipping wine ready to enjoy immediately. Very aromatic and fruity, nicely rounded, with delicate raspberry, blueberry, and herbal notes. On the palate, flavors of toasted bread, tomato paste, plum, raisin, and camphor. Savor it as a part of our tasting flights or by the bottle.
September Hours: Friday 12pm to Sunset; Saturday 12pm to 6pm; Sunday and Holiday Monday 12pm to 5pm; Monday and Thursday by reservation only.
Sept. 16 - Join us as we explore
Rosés from 6 Virginia wineries; Quièvremont Winery, Ox-Eye Vineyards, Jump Mountain Winery, Fifty Third Winery, Eastwood Winery, and your host, Revalation Vineyards. Each Rosé will be accompanied with a carefully selected food pairing curated by a local chef. Mingling at 5:30 and Dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets available on our website.
Sept. 23rd – Yoga at the Vineyard will take place from 10:30-11:30 am with Instructor Briana (Registration required via our website or Tock page) Continue the relaxation after class with a glass of wine or a verjus spritzer. Hog and Hooch Pop-up from 3-5:30 pm
Sept. 28th - Sip & Learn: Zann Nelson’s presentation, Madison Men of Color
During the Civil War, will start at 5:30pm. Come and mingle at 5pm!
2710 Hebron Valley Road, Madison, VA 22727 540-407-1236 www.revalationvineyards.com
VERITAS VINEYARDS AND WINERY
2022 Sauvignon Blanc
Pale lemon in color our 2022 Sauvignon Blanc has wonderfully complex aromas of white flowers, fresh cut grass, green apple, lemon, lime and grapefruit.
Update from Bill Tonkins, Vineyard Manager:
Harvest has got off to just a great start, after yet another Virginia growing season, like no other. Dry start to the year followed by good soaking prior to dry ripening period. The fruit is looking as good as ever with excellent acids due to unusual diurnal temperatures, which have given us some outstanding
Sauvignon Blanc and changed the ripening of Chardonnay and Viognier. Viognier was ahead of Chardonnay this year for the first time ever. Sauvignon Blanc should be the featured choice of wine, particularly during this heat wave. Pray for an equally good season for the reds and that Hurricane Lee is the last brush with rain storms that we will have this year.
What’s on at Veritas!
Sept. 23rd – Starry Nights Mad Jazz Festival benefiting the Chris Long Foundation! In collaboration with Lee Enterprises, we will be hosting the second annual Mad Jazz Festival for the final evening of our Starry Nights Summer concert series. Enjoy critically acclaimed saxophonist Tim Warfield as well as other jazz greats, Grammynominated musicians and chart climbers. It’s an event not to be missed by those who love the sweet sounds of Jazz. A portion of the festival proceeds will be donated to the Chris Long Foundation, an organization poised to bring clean water and education opportunities to underserved communities, both at home and abroad.
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151 Veritas Ln, Afton, VA 22920 (540) 456-8000
Saturday, October 28th
BY DAVID LEVINSON WILK
1. Org . that posted “See you in court” on its website the day after Donald Trump was elected president
5. “____ missing something?”
8. Like many churches
15. Gandalf portrayer McKellen
16. Prefix meaning “different”
17. Band with the 2000 hit “Breathless”
19. Surround, as with light
20. Not on good terms (with)
21. Bro or sis
23. Orchard beverage
24. Beltway insider
26. Made it past the bouncer
28. Deg . for a prof
31. Fashion designer who was a judge on “Project Runway”
36. One having second thoughts
38. Pet doc
39. “Where the Wild Things Are” author Maurice
40. Available to watch, in a way
42. Old Army base on the Santa Fe Trail, briefly
43. Samuel Barber’s “____ for Strings”
44. Bartender who serves Barney and Homer
45. Ticked (off)
46. Brewing company that resulted from a 2005 merger
50. Sharp, as criticism
51. Sunblock letters
56. Four Corners people
58. Muse of lyric poetr y
62. ‘The magic word’
64. Some Antarctic samples
66. American Societ y of Magazine Editors annual awards
67. Stretch of history
68. Nays’ opposites
69. Financial ctr. in Manhattan
70. California’s Big ____
71. Nor way’s capital
1. St art to climax?
2. “The Facts of Life” actress Mindy
3. Lisa with the 1994 hit ‘Stay (I Missed You)’
4. Open, as a bottle
5. Put on TV
6. Planet that’s home to Octavia E. Butler Landing
8. “That’s all ____ wrote”
9. Wrote (in) tentatively
10. “You’re very mistaken!”
11. Enjoy a book
12. Author ____ Stanley Gardner
13. It might slide or revolve
18. Leslie who played Burr in “Hamilton”
22. Drag show accessory
25. Fish that’s being reeled in
27. Perfume samples
28. Cert ain golf tourney
29. $100 bill, in slang
30. Former Massachusetts governor ____ Patrick
32. Corp. leader
33. More quirk y
34. Foamed at the mouth
35. TV Guide listings, informally
37. Prepares to leave port, say
41. Bishop’s domains
42. Rock’s ____ Fighters
44. Features of some crooked enterprises
47. Grand ____ (wine designation)
48. Blueprint det ail
52. Pinkberry treat, for short
54. Jazz legend Fitzgerald
55. Carter of “Gimme a Break!”
57. Sandy hue
59. Lover of Aphrodite
60. Blue-green hue
61. ____ buco
63. Ballpark fig.
65. It hears things
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UVA MUSIC EVENTS
Chamber Music Series: Mixed Ensembles
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The Last Hurrah Tour! 25 years of rocking Central Virginia The Final Gig! Saturday, September 23 4 – 9 pm Chisholm Vineyards 3 sets of cover, danceable rock-and-roll with mul8ple 180 alumni appearances! Some seating provided but bring chairs or blankets for your convenience. Picnics are always welcome as well as supervised children and dogs 1135 Clan Chisholm Lane, Earlysville, VA 22936 The Last Hurrah Tour! 25 years of rocking Central Virginia The Final Gig!
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By Rob Brezsny
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): My hitchhiking adventures are finished. They were fun while I was young, but I don’t foresee myself ever again trying to snag a free ride from a stranger in a passing car. Here’s a key lesson I learned from hitchhiking: Position myself in a place that’s near a good spot for a car to stop. Make it easy for a potential benefactor to offer me a ride. Let’s apply this principle to your life, Libra. I advise you to eliminate any obstacles that could interfere with you getting what you want. Make it easy for potential benefactors to be generous and kind. Help them see precisely what it is you need.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In your history of togetherness, how lucky and skillful have you been in synergizing love and friendship? Have the people you adored also been good buddies? Have you enjoyed excellent sex with people you like and respect? According to my analysis of the astrological omens, these will be crucial themes in the coming months. I hope you will rise to new heights and penetrate to new depths of affectionate lust, spicy companionship, and playful sensuality. The coming weeks will be a good time to get this extravaganza underway.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Is it ever morally permissible to be greedily needy? Are there ever times when we deserve total freedom to feel and express our voracious longings? I say yes. I believe we should all enjoy periodic phases of indulgence—chapters of our lives when we have the right, even the sacred duty, to tune into the full range of our quest for fulfillment. In my astrological estimation, Sagittarius, you are beginning such a time now. Please enjoy it to the max! Here’s a tip: For best results, never impose your primal urges on anyone; never manipulate allies into giving you what you yearn for. Instead, let your longings be beautiful, radiant, magnetic beacons that attract potential collaborators.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Here’s a Malagasy proverb: “Our love is like the misty rain that falls softly but floods the river.” Do you want that kind of love, Capricorn? Or do you imagine that a more boisterous version would be more interesting—like a tempes-
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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The Virgo writer Caskie Stinnett lived on Hamloaf, a small island off the coast of Maine. He exulted in the fact that it looked “the same as it did a thousand years ago.” Many of the stories he published in newspapers featured this cherished home ground. But he also wandered all over the world and wrote about those experiences. “I travel a lot,” he said. “I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” You Virgos will make me happy in the coming weeks if you cultivate a similar duality: deepening and refining your love for your home and locale, even as you refuse to let your life be disrupted by routine.
tuous downpour that turns the river into a torrential surge? Personally, I encourage you to opt for the misty rain model. In the long run, you will be glad for its gentle, manageable overflow.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to the Bible’s book of Matthew, Jesus thought it was difficult for wealthy people to get into heaven. If they wanted to improve their chances, he said they should sell their possessions and give to the poor. So Jesus might not agree with my current oracle for you. I’m here to tell you that every now and then, cultivating spiritual riches dovetails well with pursuing material riches. And now is such a time for you, Aquarius. Can you generate money by seeking enlightenment or doing God’s work? Might your increased wealth enable you to better serve people in need? Should you plan a pilgrimage to a sacred sanctuary that will inspire you to raise your income? Consider all the above, and dream up other possibilities, too.
(Feb. 19-March 20): Piscean author Art Kleiner teaches the art of writing to non-writers. He says this: 1. Tell your listeners the image you want them to see first.
2. Give them one paragraph that encapsulates your most important points. 3. Ask yourself, “What tune do you want your audience to be humming when they leave?”
4. Provide a paragraph that sums up all the audience needs to know but is not interesting enough to put at the beginning. I am offering you Kleiner’s ideas, Pisces, to feed your power to tell interesting stories. Now is an excellent time to take inventory of how you communicate and make any enhancements that will boost your impact and influence. Why not aspire to be as entertaining as possible?
(March 21-April 19): Aries photographer Wynn Bullock had a simple, effective way of dealing with his problems and suffering. He said, “Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.” I highly recommend you experiment with his approach in the coming weeks. You are primed to develop a more intimate bond with the flora and fauna in your locale. Mysterious shifts now unfolding in your deep psyche are making it likely you can discover new sources of soulful nourishment in natural places—even those you’re familiar with. Now is the best time ever to hug trees, spy omens in the clouds, converse with ravens, dance in the mud, and make love in the grass.
(April 20-May 20): Creativity expert Roger von Oech says businesspeople tend to be less successful as they mature because they become fixated on solving problems rather than recognizing opportunities. Of course, it’s possible to do both—untangle problems and be alert for opportunities—and I’d love you to do that in the coming weeks. Whether or not you’re a businessperson, don’t let your skill at decoding riddles distract you from tuning into the new possibilities that will come floating into view.
(May 21-June 20): Gemini author Fernando Pessoa wrote books and articles under 75 aliases. He was an essayist, literary critic, translator, publisher, philosopher, and one of the great poets of the Portuguese language. A consummate chameleon, he constantly contradicted himself and changed his mind. Whenever I read him, I’m highly entertained but
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sometimes unsure of what the hell he means. He once wrote, “I am no one. I don’t know how to feel, how to think, how to love. I am a character in an unwritten novel.” And yet Pessoa expressed himself with great verve and had a wide array of interests. I propose you look to him as an inspirational role model in the coming weeks, Gemini. Be as intriguingly paradoxical as you dare. Have fun being unfathomable. Celebrate your kaleidoscopic nature.
(June 21-July 22): “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” Cancerian author Henry David Thoreau said that. I don’t necessarily agree. Many of us might prefer love to truth. Plus, there’s the inconvenient fact that if we don’t have enough money to meet our basic needs, it’s hard to make truth a priority. The good news is that I don’t believe you will have to make a tough choice between love and truth anytime soon. You can have them both! There may also be more money available than usual. And if so, you won’t have to forgo love and truth to get it.
(July. 23-Aug. 22): Before she got married, Leo musician Tori Amos told the men she dated, “You have to accept that I like ice cream. I know it shows up on my hips, but if you can’t accept that, then leave. Go away. It is non-negotiable.” I endorse her approach for your use in the coming weeks. It’s always crucial to avoid apologizing for who you really are, but it’s especially critical in the coming weeks. And the good news is that you now have the power to become even more resolute in this commitment. You can dramatically bolster your capacity to love and celebrate your authentic self exactly as you are.
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Step into a world of sawdust and swinging axes at the Devils Backbone’s Lumberjack Classic, two days of extreme timbersports, live music, food vendors, and family-friendly fun.
Lumberjill Hanna Quigley is one of the competitors who’ll be racing to start her chainsaw and notch some wood in disciplines like underhand chop (imagine chopping through a tree that’s a foot across in seconds) and the stock saw (using a chainsaw to make precise cuts in a log). The free event is held September 15–16 at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. dbbrewingcompany.com/events
Name: Hanna Quigley.
Hometown: Honeoye Falls, New York.
Job: Landscape designer.
How did you get into timbersports: I didn’t make the cut for the volleyball team or the wind ensemble upon tryouts in college, where SUNY ESF students had to compete against SU students in New York. I hoped to continue with sports and extracurricular activities. My friend signed me up for the Woodsmen Team at the club activities fair, mainly as a joke after we saw a “firebuilding event.” But as I joined the team, made friends, and learned the events, I came to enjoy how challenging the sport was and wanted to continue further with it.
What’s something about timbersports that people would be surprised to learn: Timbersports is a global sport that started in Australia. Many of the most talented athletes in the sport live in Australia and have passed their knowledge down through multiple generations. Several competitors worldwide travel there to compete against these athletes to learn and improve their technique.
What disciplines are you competing in at the Devils Backbone’s Lumberjack Classic: All the women’s events are offered to the athletes, including the standing block chop, underhand chop, single buck, jack and jill sawing,
and stock saw. My best events are the standing block and the single buck.
What’s your favorite discipline: My favorite discipline is the underhand chop. While it is the event that I am slightly behind the field at, it was the event that got me hooked on the sport back in college, and with it being one of the first women’s events, it’s one of the most competitive and most rewarding to perform well at.
Do you have a favorite wood to chop into: About a year ago, I would’ve told you my favorite wood to cut was aspen. That was mostly because to cut the wood well, it isn’t necessarily about pace; it’s about the placement of the axe and the slope at which the axe enters the wood. However, more recently, I’ve enjoyed cutting pine because with improved accuracy, I’ve been able to speed up my hits and race more effectively.
How fast can you cut down a tree: My fastest time in the standing block chop (which mimics tree felling) is about 24 seconds—I hope to beat that this weekend!
Who is your hero: My hero is Tia-Clair Toomey, six-time fittest woman on earth (CrossFit).
Best advice you ever got: Think about one thing going into each event; it’s too hard to handle more than that. Other improvements will come in time.
Proudest accomplishment: World title standing block at the Hayward Lumberjack Championships.
Describe a perfect day: A fall day out on a hike, training in the backyard, and hanging out with my dog.
If you could be reincarnated as a person or thing, what would you be: A cardinal.
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for: A private jet, a house, and to make enough money to live comfortably and solely compete in timbersports.
Do you have any pets: Mini Bernedoodle—Elouise.
Favorite movie/show: “Ted Lasso.”
Favorite book: Jane Eyre What are you listening to right now: Imagine Dragons.
Goto karaoke song: “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Who’d play you in a movie: Jennifer Lawrence.
Celebrity crush: Ian Somerhalder. Most used app on your phone: Pandora Music.
Last text you sent: Video of woodchopping.
Most used emoji: Crying laughing face.
Subject that causes you to rant: Transgender women in sports. Best journey you ever went on: Study abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Next journey: Tasmania Christmas Circuit.
Favorite curse word: F-bomb. Hottest take: Pineapple and ham on pizza.
What have you forgotten today: How to draw my lines in a standing block (jetlagged and just got back from a trip to Australia!).
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