C-VILLE Weekly | September 6 - 12, 2023

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Albemarle County School Board at-large candidates stake out their platforms PAGE 11

Helen Mirren stars in Golda, but can't save the biographical drama from cliché PAGE 31

How two soccer players went from local youth games to professional matches

Carver Miller and Grace Santos are among the small percentage of youth soccer players who make it professionally.
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A pair of local soccer players make their mark in the big leagues.


11 Questions for candidates vying for county’s at-large school board seat.

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Hello, Charlottesville! Thank you for reading C-VILLE Weekly. The University of Virginia ensures that we’re known as a college sports town, but, like the rest of central Virginia, we’re not known for our professional sports. D.C. is so close to us that pro teams have naturally gravitated toward the nation’s capital. However, Charlottesville has sent many players to the big leagues, and this week writer Julia Stumbaugh introduces us to two of them, friends who trained locally and fought their way into the world of professional soccer. Meet midfielder Grace Santos and goalkeeper Carver Miller, who, in our feature story (p. 22), describe how Price Thomas and his Charlottesville-based youth soccer consulting program, Gradum, prepared them to play at a high level. Santos, now with Fram F.C. in Iceland, and Miller, who plays for the Portland Timbers 2, both faced low expectations at the beginning of their training. But their persistence and steady work ethic earned them a spot on their respective teams— making them exactly the kind of students Thomas was looking for.

In her stor y, Stumbaugh mentions that less than 1 percent of soccer players make it professionally. It’s an astonishing number, and probably a terrifying one for anyone who wants to climb the ranks into professional soccer. It says a lot about Santos’ and Miller’s characters that they pushed past that daunting statistic and shot for the stars anyway. Richard


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ACPD investigates homicide

The Albemarle County Police Department is currently investigating a homicide that was discovered while responding to a stabbing at approximately 5am on August 29 in the area of Cypress Pointe Drive. Preliminary details indicate that the incident was a domestic situation, and there is no ongoing risk to the community. At press time, the name of the victim has not been released. Anyone with information should contact ACPD at 296-5807.

Growing green

More trees will soon be planted in Charlottesville public right of ways, local schools and parks, and city green spaces, according to a September 1 press release from the Department of Parks & Recreation. The department plans to plant approximately 160 trees beginning in early to mid-November. Residents can contact Parks & Rec to ask that trees be planted in specific areas of city-owned property.

UVA loses season opener

In its first game in almost 300 days, the University of Virginia football team fell to No. 12-ranked Tennessee on September 2, in front of a record crowd at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. And while the 49-13 drubbing certainly hurt, it wasn’t all bad news for the Cavs, whose defense had a solid start and forced several Vols stops. Led out of the tunnel by Mike Hollins, who was injured during last November’s shooting on Grounds, the Hoos held their own for the first 25 minutes of the game, but the gap quickly widened during the second half. Virginia next takes the field for its home opener at noon on Saturday, September 9, against James Madison University.

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After a nail-biting season opener, the UVA field hockey team celebrated another win when its co-captain Laura Janssen was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week.

Janssen, in her fifth season with the Hoos, tied the game with a goal in the third quarter, and assisted teammate Minnie Pollock for the game-winning point in a come-from-behind victory August 25 against Penn State.

“Everyone works hard, so it’s always nice to be acknowledged,” says Janssen

On September 8 at 4:30pm, Friends of Charlottesville Downtown will celebrate the restoration of the iconic Coca-Cola ghost mural on the side of the Oyster House Antiques building on the Downtown Mall.

Made possible through a grant from Coca-Cola Consolidated, FCD’s mural restoration project is part of the nonprofit’s goal to inclusively improve the city through social and economic vitality programs. “Rehabilitation of the ghost mural will preserve a fragile

about her ACC honor. “I was very surprised, so it feels really good.”

In her final season with UVA, Janssen, who’s from Nijmegen, Netherlands, is focusing on having fun on the field and with her teammates. “I wasn’t ready to leave after four years and I was lucky enough to have another year,” she says. “I just want to have fun and enjoy and pass on the great team vibes to the new first years.”

Janssen plans to return to the Netherlands after finishing her master’s degree in educational psychology. “I’m applying to med school in Amsterdam in February,”

she says. “My sisters live in Amsterdam, and I’ve always loved how busy it is. So I just [want] to be closer to the city and enjoy that city life for a little bit.”

Between preparing for medical school and moving internationally, Janssen hopes to keep playing field hockey. “I definitely want to [play] competitively,” she says.

The Cavaliers will face off against William & Mary in Williamsburg on Friday, September 8, at 5pm, before returning home for a game against Harvard on Sunday, September 10, at noon.

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For two weeks, artist Scott Allred has worked on the century-old mural’s restoration. Using specially developed techniques discovered over the course of his 30-year career, Allred has improved the mural’s visibility while still maintaining its vintage character.

The mural celebration will feature live music, free food, ice cream, Coca-Cola drinks, face-painting, balloons, and more.

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ACPS School Board candidates Meg Bryce and Allison Spillman discuss campaigns and controversies

Election day is still a couple months away, but one of the most talkedabout races is in Albemarle County, where voters will decide between Allison Spillman and Meg Bryce in the county school board’s at-large race. With the two candidates running on distinctly different platforms, and controversy mounting about Bryce’s political and personal connections, this election is one to watch.

Though historically lower-cost, the school board race is anything but this year. Between them, Bryce and Spillman have generated some large donations, with Bryce raising $41,505, according to the Virginia Public Access Project, to Spillman’s $14,961.

For comparison, the total raised between both candidates in the ACPS White Hall race was less than $13,000 at press time.

Running on a platform to “restore common sense and accountability,” Bryce, whose four children attend private schools, wants to address poor performance, bussing issues, and wasted resources in ACPS, and promote parental involvement, teacher support, and transparency. It was those issues, Bryce says, that prompted her to pull her kids from public school. “We loved our school. It was painful to leave,” she shared on her campaign website. “But we didn’t leave our school; we left this school board.”

The daughter of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Bryce has had problems with vandalism of her campaign signs—“SCALIA” has been spray painted on several of them. In an Instagram post addressing the topic, she said, “This person wants you to focus on… my Dad. This person doesn’t think I deserve to be heard because of… my Dad. I hope most people in Charlottesville will reject this kind of close-mindedness. I also hope most people in Charlottesville won’t fall for


these attempts to derail what could otherwise be a productive conversation about how to improve education in ACPS.”

Spillman has publicly condemned the destruction of Bryce’s campaign signs. Beyond her father’s identity, Bryce has also been criticized for her decision to run for school board with no children in public school, and her alleged connection to conservative groups, such as Moms for Liberty and the Noah Webster Educational Foundation. Bryce denies any connection to Moms for Liberty, but does say she attended a NWEF seminar “where [she] participated in sessions on school budgets, parliamentary procedures, and ‘What Does Science Say About Learning Math?’.”

While there is no evidence that Bryce is directly affiliated with Moms for Liberty, the NWEF has partnered with the group previously.

In a statement to C-VILLE addressing recent controversies surrounding Bryce, Spillman said, “my opponent’s decision to attend meetings with extreme right-wing groups, such as the Noah Webster Foundation and the City Elders, is cause for great concern. These groups seek to ban books, censor teachers, and fundamentally undermine our public education system.”

“It is crucial for school board members to have a direct stake in the district they aim to represent, which often comes through having children enrolled in the local schools,” says Spillman. “As a parent of five children enrolled in ACPS, my personal connection to their educational experience has helped provide me with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the system.

Spillman says she will prioritize education for all students, as well as inclusive and welcoming schools, teachers, mental health, student safety, and collaborative communities. “I am running for the Albe-

marle County School Board at-large seat because our students and educators deserve a fierce advocate who has her finger on the pulse of real issues.”

“This is a crucial election,” says Spillman. “We are committed to working together to ensure that every ACPS student receives the essential support and resources required for a transformative education within our county schools.”

With such different priorities, Spillman and Bryce both have concerns about their opponent’s platform.

“I have been very clear from the first day of my campaign that my priority is to bring our focus back to academic rigor, whereas my opponent has only recently expressed concern over this issue,” says Bryce. “My opponent believes that the school has a right to withhold information from parents if their child is struggling with gender dysphoria, whereas I do not believe that the school should ever withhold information from parents about their own child, least of all when that child is in distress.”

“My opponent has voiced support for diverting funds from public schools to vouchers for private schools. I am focused on fully funding our public schools,” says Spillman. “My opponent supports policies that would nonconsensually out and harm LGBTQ students. I am focused on providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students.”

Early voting starts on September 22, and both candidates are focused on campaigning and community outreach efforts.

“I will continue to knock on doors all over the county because I learn so much talking to people on their doorsteps,” says Bryce. “It’s always encouraging to see how much we have in common when it comes to wanting to do right by the children in our community.”

“As we near election day, my top priority is engaging with the entire Albemarle County community. I’m listening to educators, bus drivers, students, parents, and voters,” says Spillman. “We are hosting meet and greets, participating in community events, meeting with PTOs, and knocking on doors across Albemarle County.”


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New CAT extension will offer on-demand rides this fall

Charlottesville Area Transit announced the upcoming launch of a low-emission microtransit program, intended to address areas with a high demand for public transportation.

The pilot program, tentatively titled MicroCAT, will provide on-demand appbased local travel for residents living on Pantops and along Route 29 North. In a 2022 Albemarle County Transit Expansion study, both of these areas were identified as places in high need of wider transportation access.

“I believe that we have a responsibility to provide a functioning public transportation system to our population,” says Donna Price, chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. “Not everyone has, or wants, or can afford to have their own vehicle.”

Like well-known ridesharing apps, MicroCAT riders will be able to request a ride from their specified location (via app or phone call), and can choose to be picked up by various hybrid electric vehicles, small buses, and wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

To establish the service, CAT and Albemarle County partnered with Via as their TransitTech software and operations provider. The company’s software is also employed in programs servicing Alexandria, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Wise County, Richmond County, Roanoke County, and Hampton Roads.

“Our partnerships in Virginia and across the world have proven to increase access to education, health care, and employment opportunities,” said Jake Bortz, East Coast partnership lead at Via, in a press release. “We are excited to see how microtransit similarly transforms the mobility landscape for the Charlottesville area community.”

“We are pleased to have identified the perfect partner for our microtransit service,” said Garland Williams, CAT’s director of transit. “Via brings a wealth of experience and expertise, aligning perfectly with our vision for enhanced transit services.”

MicroCAT is also anticipated to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Char-

lottesville and Albemarle County. By offering an on-demand service in an area of high congestion, Price hopes the com munity will choose to use public transit over private vehicles.

“I’m not advocating that we eliminate privately owned vehicles, but if you don’t need to take a privately owned vehicle if it’s efficient and convenient to use public trans portation, we need to get people thinking about using public transportation more than using their own vehicle,” says Price.

To fund the MicroCAT service, which will function as an extension of CAT’s existing fixed-route bus lines, CAT will utilize a $1.5 million Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation grant, along with $388,000 from Albemarle County.

“I believe we can provide a service that will be user-friendly,” says Price. “It will be efficient, and it will be affordable. And people will say, ‘You know what, I’d rather do this than have to go out and drive my own car.’ That’s … fewer miles on their car, which means longer time between service calls, less gas, a longer time before having to buy new tires and you reduce your driving, you reduce your insurance rates.”

While the program is anticipated to launch this fall, the board of supervisors will meet to discuss MicroCAT in further detail on September 20.

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16 September 612, 2023 c-ville.com facebook.com/cville.weekly Quintessential Brick Georgian sited on over 88 Acres near the Heart of Charlottesville, in Albemarle County. NO HOA! Upon entry you are met with the stunning visual of rolling hills, Impressive Brick Manor Home & All expectations of the views of the Blue Ridge. Property features Miles of Trails touring the estate; 6/10ths of a mile along the South Fork of the Rivanna. Enjoy your private outdoors. Natural Beaches, a Campsite Area, Hunting, Fishing and Entertaining in your Saline Infinity Pool, Pickleball Court, Impressive garden, Stocked Pond & endless possibilities. Sprawling Main Level Living at its finest. 7 Bedrooms, 9.5 Bathrooms, Sauna,Dual Master Baths & Cedar Closet, Game Room, Sun Drenched Gym with Sunning Patio. Enjoy the Mountain Views in this Must See Gem only 4 Miles to Downtown 1701 BENTIVAR DRIVE 7 BR | 9.5 BA | 88.86ACRES | 11605SQ. FT CONTACT US TODAY! CALL CANDICE VAN DER LINDE! BUY AND SELL CVILLE TEAM REALTORS ABOUT CANDICE Coming from a large family of contractors; my “job” growing up was to be the “helper” which gave me a “hands on”approach from building walls, demolishing old structures, designing layouts etc. This foundation is part of what drives me to be who I am today! I provide my clients the best of my time, devotion and attention. Every single person has an individual need and desire; and I enjoy being he voice they need to accomplish their goals in Real Estate! WWW.BUYANDSELLCVILLE.COM CONTACT US TODAY! CALL CANDICE VAN DER LINDE! NEW LISTING BUY AND SELL CVILLE TEAM REALTORS 1ST CLASS MARKETING FULL MOTION VIDEO TOURS SUPERIOR NEGOTIATING SKILLS ABOUT CANDICE Coming from a large family of contractors; my “job” growing up was to be the “helper” which gave me a “hands on”approach from building walls, demolishing old structures, designing layouts etc. This foundation is part of what drives me to be who am today! provide my clients the best of my time, devotion and attention. Every single person has an individual need and desire; and enjoy being the voice they need to accomplish their goals in Real Estate! PERSONAL PLANNING MARKET ANALYSIS INDIVIDUALIZED CUSTOMIZED SERVICE WWW.BUYANDSELLCVILLE.COM OUR SERVICES


Peace and Quiet in the City Super cute brick home in the best city location, convenient to everything!

Tastefully renovated and updated. Easy one floor living. Off street parking and plenty of on street parking for guests. Great, fenced backyard.

‘The new status quo’

Two entities now share ownership of former Martha Jeff hospital site, though no major changes planned

Adozen years have passed since Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital completed its move from a location near downtown Charlottesville to a new facility on Pantops in Albemarle County.

This summer, two entities purchased the two halves of the 8.34-acre site for $38.9 million. A firm going by the name Octagon Partners bought the property in September 2010 for $6.5 million under the name 459 Locust Charlottesville Owner. Hospital operations moved east a year later.

The CFA Institute purchased a portion of the site two years later for its international headquarters. This summer, the firm announced the sale of 915 E. High St. to Lo-Hi LLC for $21.9 million, but CFA will remain on site.

“We will take this opportunity to build out our office space in a more modern design and in keeping with the dynamic work environment brought on by hybrid work arrangements,” says Marty Colburn, CFA’s chief operating officer.

CFA now occupies about a third of the building, with the remaining office space leased to other entities, according to John Pritzlaff, senior vice president at Thalhimer.

“Companies are certainly pushing their employees to go back into the office, but they’re on a hybrid basis,” Pritzlaff says, meaning companies are using less space,

although statistics show a return to offices is happening.

Three parcels making up the northern portion totaling 3.843 acres sold on August 22 for $17 million to a firm called MJH Acquisition LLC. Pritzlaff says the two are not related. These three parcels were split off from the rest of the former hospital property on August 7.

459 Locust Ave. features a mixture of 43 one- and two-bedroom rentals under the name Locust Grove. 501 Locust has been developed as office space with tenants such as HemoShear Therapeutics, Varian, Locus, and Lumin. There’s also a 5,000 square-foot vacancy, according to Pritzlaff. The website for the apartments gives the hint that the structures won’t be going anywhere soon.

“The energy used to construct Locust Grove in 1952 is saved through its rehabilitation, providing the green foundation,” reads the sales website.

The overall property has not been used as a hospital site since operations moved to the new facility on Pantops in August 2011. The former medical site opened as the Martha Jefferson Sanitorium in July 1904, named after the daughter of the third president. Operations expanded in the 1970s, creating a bigger impact on the neighborhood that shares the name.

Twelve years after the big move, Pritzlaff says the community can expect the new status quo.

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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“We will take this opportunity to build out our office space in a more modern design and in keeping with the dynamic work environment brought on by hybrid work arrangements.”
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The current owners of the former Martha Jefferson Hospital site purchased the 8.34-acre property earlier this summer for $38.9 million.
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22-acre equestrian property with renovated 8,575± fin. sf home overlooking pool and Mechums River. Views of the Blue Ridge Mtns. and only 12 miles from Charlottesville. MLS#640137 $3,195,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 or Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700

Crozet, enjoy views from every window in this classic 1919 Virginia farmhouse on 5 acres. Convenient to everything Charlottesville has to offer and just a stone’s throw to area vineyards, breweries, orchards, and downtown Crozet. This beautiful home has been lovingly updated with a new standing seam roof, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, furnace, and paint inside and out, a new 700 sq. ft., garage/workshop. Organic garden, greenhouse, outdoor shower, sprawling front porch, rear deck, and high-speed fiber internet. $924,900 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124


Beautifully appointed Keswick estate on 92 acres with first floor suite and 5 additional BR. Gourmet kitchen, great room, home theater, and covered porch with FP. Oversized garage with guest suite. The land is not under conservation easement. MLS#643578

$3,195,000 Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700


One-level brick home on 3.25 acres. Convenient one level floor plan with 3-BR and 2-BA. Total kitchen update, hardwood floors, new roof, and oversized deck. Level, partially fenced lot. Easy access to Charlottesville, UVA, I-64. MLS#643033 $469,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250


This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo features extra high ceilings, a modern and open floor plan with huge windows and doors, and a large rooftop terrace with views of the Downtown Mall all the way around to Monticello. MLS#634149 $1,790,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


212 acres with stately 1904 residence, extensive equestrian facilities, 25 miles from Charlottesville and UVA. Purchase with 753 acres at $6,295,000. Tranquil setting with creeks, pond. MLS#640175 $2,850,000 Steve McLean,434.981.1863 or Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700


Magnificent 16.5 acre estate with stately c. 1860 main house. Renovated in 2017 with stunning kitchen remodel. Complemented by cottages and 5-bay carriage house. Gracious porches, terraces, and retaining walls. MLS#642190 $4,950,000 Court Nexsen 646.660.0700


Absolutely breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain views. Less than 12 miles to Charlottesville and UVA. One of the few remaining farms in NW Albemarle County with over 100 acres that has division rights - no conservation easement. Land is predominantly in fenced pastures, with great water sources throughout, including two lakes. Several great homesites with big views, numerous improvements for a farming operation, c. 1890 farmhouse, eleven stall stable, hay barn, cattle barn and more! MLS#638858 MLS#638858 $4,400,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

4-6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, Manor home on 57 acres of tranquility, and panoramic views of the Southwest Mountains and to the west are winter views of the Blue Ridge Mountains 6 miles from Charlottesville. MLS#638292 $2,395,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076


Pastoral views from this 3 bedroom brick home set on over 159 acres in Southern Albemarle. Ideal for farming with fenced pastures and ample water sources. Property is not under easement and has 4 division rights. MLS#630428 $1,685,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 or Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700

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Ivy area! A 249 + acre hidden, private Arcadia controlling its own little valley up to the mountain ridge top building sites. Multiple parcels and subdivision rights make it a conservation easement candidate. MLS#634183 $3,250,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124 or Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

c. 1865, charming horse farm of 7.55 ac. w/ mostly open land & pastures. Historic 3 BR 2 BA home with many upgrades. This tranquil property is situated in a peaceful rural farming area less than 25 mi. to Charlottesville. MLS#644812 $695,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 or Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455


Just outside Charlottesville near Earlysville. This 21 acre lot is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac that provides privacy and a quite setting among towering hardwoods, and is convenient the CHO airport and ample shopping of various kinds. MLS#640231

$269,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863


10 acres of mature woods. Property has long road frontage and consists of two parcels being combined and sold as one. No homeowners association! Design and build your dream residence on this very well-priced parcel. MLS#621178

$189,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250



Well constructed home just four miles north of the City. Set on 1.45 acres - great outdoor space for gardens. Home is in need of some renovation, but given quality construction & excellent location, it’s worthy of the investment. MLS#638788 $495,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455


436+ acre parcel of land in Southern Albemarle! 4 division rights; complete privacy; long road frontage; stream; 3-acre lake; Under conservation easement. Owner/agent. MLS#634139 $2,985,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 or Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700


11.73 acre, buildable lot in Western Albemarle! One of a kind location and a rare opportunity to purchase a large lot in an estate neighborhood 10 minutes to town. 2 division rights and is gently rolling with a small stream bisecting the property. MLS#628219

$795,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863



Delightful 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, 2 half bath home on 130 acres. Thoughtfully renovated with modern updates. Guest house, pool, equipment shed. Located on Totier Creek. MLS#639196

$2,745,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 or Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700


Wonderful 3.5 acre waterfront parcel behind Keswick Hall in gated, picturesque Keswick Estate. Bring your own architect, builder. Located 5 miles from Martha Jefferson Hospital and 10 miles from UVA. MLS#641712 $540,000 Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700


Large 1.5+ acre building lot in Ednam Forest. Build your dream home on this elevated, wooded lot located in a single family community, minutes from UVA and within walking distance to Boar’s Head Resort.

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Oktoberfest This Fall

September 8 - October 29, 2023

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.

Friday, September 8: John Kelly 5-8

Saturday, September 9: Sue Harlow 1-4

Sunday, September 10: FarAway 1-4

Friday, September 15: Eli Cook 5-8

Saturday, September 16: Lenny Burridge 1-4

Sunday, September 17: Music Bingo 3-5

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How two local Lambethsoccerplayerswentfrom Fieldpickupgamestothebigleagues
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i dfielder Grace Santos and goalkeeper Carver Miller made their professional debuts 73 days and a continent apart.

Santos’ team won in Reykjavík, Iceland. Miller’s squad triumphed in Portland, Oregon. Neither victory came easily.

Santos set up for a corner kick on April 27 knowing her team, Fram F.C., was the underdog in a clash with HK Kópavogur, the higher-seeded opponent in the 2023 Iceland Women’s Football League Cup.

Miller dove to block a shot from the visiting Sporting Kansas City II on July 9, but the ball clipped his outstretched fingers and careened into the Portland Timbers2’s net to put Miller’s team in a one-goal deficit during his debut for Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers’ reserve team.

It was a good thing Santos and Miller know how to convince opponents to take them seriously.

Back when each of them began working with Price Thomas and his Charlottesville-based youth soccer consulting program, Gradum, neither were expected to become part of the less than 1 percent of soccer players who make it professionally.

“It’s a wild story of two kids who people were not particularly high on, who have worked themselves into great positions, and who still have a long way to go,” Thomas says. “Both of them were very single-minded, very committed to this dream of playing … and even without a ton of positive feedback, they still had all the trappings of two players who would be successful.”

Santos is a Scottsville native who grew up watching Emily Sonnett lead the Cavaliers to ACC dominance. She had a technician’s grasp of soccer. What she lacked was the athleticism of other Division I bound players her age. This didn’t faze Thomas. He put together a plan to build her physical game from the ground up, a strategy Santos jokes involved teaching her how to run.

In a little over a year, she had begun getting offers from DI schools.

Santos’ college career took her from William & Mary to Arizona and finally to UVA, where she had dreamed of playing ever since she was a 10-year-old sitting on the bleachers at Klockner Stadium.

During summers, she still returned to Gradum to help Thomas as a technical training instructor.

difficulty with talent evaluation of young athletes is that scouts and coaches assess, by subjective metrics, the talent ceilings of kids with both physical and mental growing left to do.

Some athletes dismissed by coaches in their early teens still have the capability to play at high levels as adults, if they work consistently enough on the right parts of their game. Those are the athletes Thomas aimed to work with when he first launched Gradum in 2016.

The project began as an effort to create an offseason training program for Thomas’ sister Carmen, a former player for JMU. Eventually, it grew into individualized consulting for young players across Charlottesville, including economically disadvantaged and minority athletes funded by Thomas’ nonprofit, the Ireland Street Foundation.

“There was a gap in the market for who was helping these high-achieving kids who wanted to play in college, who wanted to play professionally,” Thomas says. “We found ourselves in the spot where we were really able to help move some of these kids along who were kind of in a gray area, who weren’t really getting the right support.”

Santos, then age 16, became one of Gradum’s first players during a time she says she “really wasn’t getting any support from my club in high school.”

“When everyone else was telling me I needed to aim lower in my expectations on what my career could look like,” says Santos, “Price was the one who actually believed in me enough to map out what the path to the next level would look like.”

“I think the cool part about training is that I’m doing what they want to do, sort of like Price was for me,” Santos says. “He had been through it all. He knew and could relate to everything I was going through. I feel like I can bring the same thing to a lot of these kids who either want to play in college or play professionally.”

and her brother Nate, a fellow Gradum trainee and Stetson soccer commit, were both present at the Gradum practice where 14-year-old Miller first took the field with Thomas.

It was a tough introduction to pro-level conditioning for Miller, who ended the practice by vomiting. He recovered, straightened, and asked Thomas what time he should come back tomorrow.

That’s when Thomas knew the younger goalkeeper had the necessary drive to succeed.

Miller, who had climbed the ranks of SOCA (Soccer Organization Charlottesville Area) since moving to Charlottesville at age 4, already knew he loved being a goalkeeper. Now, he wanted to excel at it.

Thomas, a lifelong field player, leaned on outside experts like Jake Davis, who works with goalkeepers on the Virginia women’s soccer team, to teach Miller the basics of guarding the net.

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Scottsville native Grace Santos, who plays professional soccer in Reykjavík, Iceland, joined Gradum because she “wasn’t getting any support from my club in high school,” she says.
Price Thomas started Gradum, his youth soccer consulting program, in 2016 to help players who have the capability to play at high levels as adults.

With that foundation in place, Thomas got to work on the technical minutiae. The two met almost every day during summer 2018 as Thomas helped Miller hone his agility, putting him through band and resistance work until the goalkeeper could burst into sudden movement from any corner of the net.

Thomas also worked with Miller on his mental game. For a goalkeeper, arguably the toughest mental position on the field, that involved keeping him engaged in a game that demanded his attention for 90 full minutes, helping him bounce back from goals against and making him a coachable player able to learn from criticism.

Miller used those skills while playing for youth academies in Richmond and Washington, D.C., as well as most recently during two seasons in Germany, where he dialed Thomas’ number often.

“Even between the time difference, he would always pick up,” says Miller. “He was a good outlet for me, especially when times are rough.”

Thomas, who played at William & Mary before launching his professional career in Turkey, Germany, and Sweden, knew precisely the kind of challenges faced by a young player adapting to playing overseas.

He advised Miller to stabilize himself by setting a routine from a favorite restaurant to a regular grocery store, and also told him not to forget to enjoy his time there.

“You’re 17 years old, going to do the thing you love overseas. That is truly a one-in-a-million opportunity,” Thomas says. “When we would talk, it wasn’t a lot of soccer stuff. It wasn’t a lot of tactical stuff. It was more of how to embrace and how to enjoy the moment.”

which boasts a similar population to Albemarle County, is host to 30 different women’s soccer clubs, according to Santos. Their games, a major part of the city’s social life, draw energetic crowds armed with drums.

Santos’ Icelandic is limited to the words for “try again,” “good job,” and “thank you,” so she generally does not understand the crowds’ chants.

She did, however, understand the crowd’s excitement when her corner kick made it to the back of the net to help lift Fram to a 3-1 upset victory in her professional debut.

Santos finished that game with an assist, a goal, and a starting role on the team.

After years spent admiring the Virginia team, where she believes players embody a “beautiful” brand of possession-oriented soccer, the physicality of the Icelandic league took Santos by surprise. It was a thrill to learn she could compete in it.

At least, she could until she was sidelined by a nagging ankle injury that necessitated surgery.

Santos returned to Charlottesville for surgery, then navigated a month on crutches and a frustrating recovery process with Thomas to help her safely pace her return to the field.

Now back in Iceland, Santos stays in touch with her Charlottesville support system—her brother, her pickup group, her coaches, her UVA surgeon, and her parents, who she

says “probably know more stats about the Icelandic league than I do”—through text and FaceTime.

That might be the case for the next few years. Santos is hoping to spend several more seasons playing professionally abroad on her newly repaired ankle.

“I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned is you’re really only as good as your support system,” Santos says. “I really would not be where I am today without all of their support.” pre-start routine involves sitting outside of the stadium, alone and away from his phone, and meditating over the best moments of his goalkeeping career.

His go-to memory in net took place with his German youth club, Arminia Bielefeld. During a fight for the top spot in the goalkeeping rotation, Miller turned aside a penalty kick—and the ensuing rebound—to earn a shutout and the No. 1 spot.

“The feeling after that game, I always go back to,” says Miller. “I just know that I’ve done it before, I’ve gotten this far, and there’s not much to stop me when I’m in the right mindset.”

That mindset was in danger of being shaken when Miller found himself on hands and knees, with a shot he believes he would have stopped eight times out of 10 in the net behind him, during his MLS NEXT Pro debut.

Miller shook himself, rose to his feet, and kicked the ball to center. There would be no shutout, but there were still 72 minutes left to win.

Miller went on to make seven straight saves, including one on a 74th-minute breakaway, to keep the visitors off the board as Portland surged to a 3-1 comeback victory.

“I just felt more comfortable [in the second half],” says Miller. “I was holding the ball a little bit more. I was a little bit looser … I had more opportunities to showcase my talent, and kind of show to the other team that you get one goal and that’s it.”

Miller, who turned 19 in June, is the youngest member of the Portland Timbers2. His debut has given him every reason to hope he has more starts to look forward to in the future.

and Santos trained, lifted, and prepared together this winter before the two headed off in opposite directions to make their professional debuts. They have kept in touch.

“We talk about the difficulties of being a pro, and the positives of being a pro, and living our dreams,” Miller says. “We’ve kind of gone through this process together.”

When Miller comes back in town, Thomas texts local players and suggests some swing by practice to take shots on a professional goalkeeper.

He rarely has trouble getting shooters to volunteer.

“It gives them an opportunity to say, ‘Wow, it’s possible,’” Thomas says. “And it’s great for me to be like, ‘Yeah, look at what he was able to do, but look at what he put into it to get out of it.’”

Miller, who has wanted to be a professional soccer player since fourth grade, is happy to play that role for the young members of Charlottesville’s soccer community.

“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the people in Charlottesville. It’s a great soccer town,” Miller says. “There’s great talent in Charlottesville, so I hope my story will tell the kids there to not give up. I was once the little kid playing at Johnson Village on the Johnson Village soccer field, dreaming of this.”

Miller and Santos are not the only rising stars working with Gradum. The program’s current contingent of college players includes Phebe Ryan at Yale, Gabi Andres at Villanova, and Christoph Kuttner at Radford.

Given the strength of the soccer community in Charlottesville, it feels like only a matter of time until another local player joins Santos and Miller in the pros.

“I never in my entire life would have thought that we would be able to create this kind of little community,” Thomas says. “They have the thing that they love, and that they share, and to see them experience that together and watch them grow through it … it’s been really rewarding.”

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When Portland Timbers2’s goalkeeper Carter Miller returns home to Charlottesville, he can often be found working with local youth soccer players, who are thrilled to have the opportunity to take shots on a professional.
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Bring your appetite and sweet tooth to the Ikore Festival, a farm-to-table celebration of Black food, cooks, and farmers. Using fresh produce and ingredients grown by Black farmers, participants will whip up delectable dishes for sampling and judging. Grab a plate, chat with a farmer about seasonal gardening, then cast your vote for best in show for savory, desserts, and grill. The harvest festival (Ikore means harvest in Yoruban) draws influence from similar celebrations held throughout the African continent to celebrate gathered crops. $10, 11am. Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 Fourth St. NW. jeffschoolheritagecenter.org



Peruse parcels and packets of tiny pages at the first Charlottesville Zine Fest. The zines, created by area writers and artists, include everything from artwork, stories, poems, lists, instructions, recipes, or reviews. Among the featured zines are “Wild Altar,” a mycelial web of ideas, perspectives, and relationships in conversation with place and community, “Sonder Scratches,” a collection of art, poetry, coloring pages, and activities that explore themes of mental health and queerness, and “Under the Table and Screaming,” by local writer Erin O’Hare about the history of Charlottesville’s music venues. Free, noon. The Underground at The Bridge PAI, 306 E. Main St. charlottesvillezinefest.org



Nothing’s as it seems when illusionist Jason Bishop hits the stage. The award-winning performer wows audiences with his original magic, grand illusions, agile sleight of hand—where’d that goldfish come from?— and wry wit. Bishop is joined onstage by his lead assistant Kim for a set that incorporates audience participation, costume changes, rockin’ songs, and close-up magic projected onto a big screen. $15–20, 7:30pm. PVCC’s V. Earl Dickinson Building, 501 College Dr. pvcc.edu

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Date/Time/Place Event

Thursday, 9/7, 6pm Carr’s Hill Field

Friday, 9/8, 8:10pm @ Omni & 8:40pm @ Ting

Friday, 9/15, 3:30pm 107 Old Cabell Hall

Thursday, 9/21, 6pm Carr’s Hill Field

Friday, 9/22, 3:30pm 107 Old Cabell Hall

Saturday, 9/23, 7:30pm Old Cabell Hall

Sunday, 9/24, 3:30pm MLKPAC at CHS


Wednesday 9/6 music

Beleza Duo. Funkalicious samba soul. Free, 7pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

James Austin Johnson and Andrew Dismukes. Laugh your ass off with two standups. $25-29, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesouthern cville.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

Karaoke. Have a drink—it will sound better. Free, 9pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapturerestaurant.com

Karaoke. Tunes, wine, beer, cider, and food. Free, 4pm. Keswick Vineyards, 1575 Keswick Winery Dr., Keswick. keswick vineyards.com

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

Wavelength. A mid-week music boost. Free, 6:30pm. The Whiskey Jar, 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thewhiskeyjarcville.com


Pictures & Pages with Glynis Welte. Gordon Avenue children’s librarian Glynis Welte delivers arts-related storytimes. Free, 10am. The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA, 155 Rugby Rd. uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu


Creative Self-Portrait Workshop with Lev Keatts. Learn how to make creative self-portraits in the style of exhibiting artist Lev Keatts. $10-15, 6pm. Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St. SE. secondstreet gallery.org

* denotes free events

Cavalier Marching Band: UVA Strong (open rehearsal) *

Cavalier Marching Band: at Paint the Town Orange *

Jessica Swanson Baker Colloquium *

Cavalier Marching Band: Spies of Hooville (open rehearsal) *

Voice Machines: Listening Within (discussion) *

Charlottesville Symphony: Schubert's Unfinished Symphony

Charlottesville Symphony: Schubert's Unfinished Symphony

Friday, 9/29, 3:00pm Hunter Smith Band Bldg. Trombone Masterclass with John Sipher *

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The Art of Cocktails. An afternoon of mixology, education, and, most importantly, tasting. $25, 4pm. Quirk Hotel, 499 W. Main St. quirkhotels.com


Pee-wee’s Big Adventure A memorial screening of Paul Reuben’s beloved 1985 comedy. $5, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Open Mic Comedy Night. Come for the laughs or make the laughter happen. Free, 8:15pm. Bad Luck Ramen, 522 Second St. SE., Unit E. badluckramen.com

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

Thursday 9/7 music

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

Cavalier Marching Band: UVA STRONG. Bring a picnic and a blanket and watch the UVA Cavalier Marching Band’s open rehearsal. Free, 6pm. Carr’s Hill Field, UVA Grounds. music.virginia.edu

Eli Cook. The singer-songwriter draws a line between blues, rock, and grunge. Free, 5pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com

The Dip. The Seattle-based seven piece performs as part of Kimpton Off the Record. $30, 6pm. The Forum Hotel, 540 Massie Rd. forumhotelcharlottesville.com

Rivanna Roots: Chamomile & Whiskey. An evening of music under the stars. $1416, 5pm. Rivanna River Company, 1518 E. High St. frontporchcville.org

Rose City Band. With Rosali. $20-23, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival: Opening Concert. Performing works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, and Robert Schumann. Free, 7:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. cvillechambermusic.org

Thursday Evening Sunset Series with The Root Cellar Remedy. 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


2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick’s landmark science-fiction masterpiece. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

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 9/8


Paint the Town Orange Pep Rally. The Cavalier Marching Band steps off at the Omni Hotel at 8:10pm, before making its way down the mall to the Ting Pavilion for a performance at 8:40pm. Free, times vary. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. music.virginia.edu

Fridays After Five: We Are Star Children. Adventure pop and rock, with Choose Your Own Adventure. Free, 5:30pm. Ting Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. tingpavilion.com

Gone Country. Honky-tonk sounds and smooth melodies. Free, 7pm. Pro Re Nata, 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. prnbrewery.com

Jalen Ngonda. Soul tunes. $20, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

John Kelly. The singer-songwriter has more than two decades of solo acoustic performing experience. Free, 5pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com

Juke Joint Revival: Featuring the Eli Cook Band. Blues, rock, and country, performed with a full band. Free, 9pm. Holly’s Diner, 1221 E. Market St. 234-4436

Kendall Street Company—Infamous Weekend Pre-Party. With Underground Springhouse and Jack Stepanian. $15-50, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com

MoJo Pie. Original and eclectic sounds. Free, 6pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshousewinery.com

Sunset Soirée with Cleidsner Bell. Toe-tappin’, head boppin’, singalong sounds, with food from Arepas on Wheels. Free, 6pm. Chisholm Vineyards at Adventure Farm, 1135 Clan Chisholm Ln., Earlysville. chisholmvineyards.com

The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival: Community Concert. A one-hour concert from the festival’s world-class musicians. Free, 12:30pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. cvillechambermusic.org

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Square Dance Party. Yee-haw. Free, 5pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com


CreativeMornings. A breakfast lecture for the creative community. Free, 8:30am. Location TBD. creativemornings.com

Melinda McCall, Driving Home Naked: And Other Misadventures of a Country Veterinarian McCall discusses her new memoir. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com


Paint & Sip: Bright Bouquet. Paint, sip, relax, and repeat. $35, 6pm. Castle Hill Cider, 6065 Turkey Sag Rd., Keswick. catelynkelsey designs.com

Sober Cville No Blackout Night Out. Music and crafts. $40, 6:30pm. Pikasso Swig Craft Bar, 333 Second St. SE. pikassoswig.com etc.

Illusionist Jason Bishop. Original magic and exclusive grand illusions, with agile sleight-of-hand and wry wit. $15-20, 7:30pm. PVCC’s, V. Earl Dickinson Building, 501 College Dr. pvcc.edu

Saturday 9/9


Berto. Enjoy the sounds of Brazil, Spain, and Latin America. Free, 11am. Tavern & Grocery, 333 W. Main St. tavernandgrocery.com

Hungry Hard Luck Heroes. Celebrate the early years of Jimmy Buffett and his music. Free, 5pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glasshouse winery.com

Josh Mayo and The House Sauce. Rock ‘n’ roll with a twist of musical magic, original music, and classic covers. Free, 10:15pm. The Bebedero, 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. thebebedero.com

Kidd G. Performing the Anywhere But Home Tour. $20-95, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com

Melissa Hansen. Music that blends blues, pop, country, and soul. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com

Mike Burris Band Live. Country-tinged roots rock. Free, 5:30pm. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potters craftcider.com

Sue Harlow. Grab your favorite beverage and enjoy live music and food. Free, 1pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com

The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival: Violin Extravaganza. Virtuoso violinists Stella Chen and Blake Pouliot perform in a contemporary art setting. $25, 7:30pm. Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St. SE. cvillechambermusic.org


APPW & APLP Open Mic Reading. Undergraduate writers from the Area Program in Poetry Writing and the Area Program in Literary Prose at UVA share their works. Free, 7pm. New Dominion Bookshop, 404 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. ndbookshop.com


Hidden gems

New small spaces for nightly fun

It’s easy to miss a hole in the wall, and, well, that’s kind of the point. So we put our nose to the ground—wall?—and did the snooping for you, and discovered three smaller spaces that promise big fun, including cozy quarters to host an epic watch party, a new fine-dining experience, and a quiet spot to grab cocktails.

The Speakeasy at Old Metropolitan Hall

Old Met has a secret. The building located on the Downtown Mall is perhaps best known for its spacious ballroom and elegant cellar, with stunning black and white diamond flooring. But hidden beneath the mall, behind seriously cool doors disguised as bookshelves, is The Speakeasy. The Speakeasy consists of two rooms—the coatroom, and the 101 Library. With wood-paneled walls, atmospheric lighting, and a 1920s aesthetic, walking into The Speakeasy is like entering a situation room, or a secret society’s headquarters. The space includes a private restroom, bar, and audio system, and comes furnished with your choice of chic sofas and lounge chairs, or a long dinner table, and can be rented for the morning, mid-day, evening, or all day. It’s perfect for a special birthday brunch, evening cocktail hour, or watch party. $180-650. oldmetropolitanhall.com

Piccola Stanza at Tavola

Tavola’s Piccola Stanza is more than just a private dining room. It’s an experience. Wisps of conversation from the main floor of the Italian eatery follow you up the stairs to a private room on the second floor, which overlooks central Belmont. The dining experience comes with your own waiter, and features a highly seasonal prix fixe menu curated by Chef/owner Michael Keaveny and Executive Chef Kendall Moore. If you’re looking for a fancy night out that requires minimal planning, choose the sample menu and add the wine pairing. If you’re planning a very special occasion, like an engagement or super-romantic dinner, the chefs and sommelier can work with you to craft your own customized experience. Up to four people can enjoy the Piccola Stanza. tavolavino.com

Bobboo Bar at Quirk

Walk through a nondescript door, head up a flight of stairs, and find yourself inside Bobboo Bar. Bobboo brings the speakeasy aesthetic into the 21st century by blending touches of old decor with modern flourishes. The result is a bespoke cocktail lounge

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with a warm and inviting atmosphere, and a menu to match. The star of the show here is the hand-curated whiskey collection, which includes barrel-aged spirits from across Virginia and around the world. For a sweeter sip, Bobboo also offers hand-crafted cocktails and seasonal small bites, includ-

ing delicious charcuterie boards. If you’re looking to have a low-key but classy night out, Bobboo fits the bill. The space is also available to reserve for private parties of 12-20 people. quirkhotels.com

This story originally ran in Knife & Fork.

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Bobboo Bar at Quirk Piccola Stanza at Tavola
The Speakeasy at Old Metropolitan Hall
This story originally ran in Knife & Fork.




Saturday 9/9

Hoos NIL: The Facts About Name, Image, Likeness at UVA. How does NIL (name, image, and likeness) work at UVA? Do we approach it the same way as other schools? Does it help or hurt students academically and athletically? Free, 10am. UVA Alumni Hall, 211 Emmet St. S. engagement.virginia.edu

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


Bird Feeder Quiet Area Open House. Learn about birds at the feeders in the Ivy Creek Quiet Area. Free, 9am. Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm, 1780 Earlysville Rd. ivycreekfoundation.org

Pajama Llama—Overnight Llama Trekking. Bring your own sleeping supplies and enjoy the serenity and rolling pastures of the Blue Ridge Mountains. $150, all day. Lower Sherwood Farm, 291 Llama Farm Rd. thenaturebus.com

Pollinator Garden Open House. See a spectacular show of fall-blooming wildflowers. Free, 9am. Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm, 1780 Earlysville Rd. ivycreekfoundation.org

Fridays After Five is also made possible by:


Charlottesville Zine Fest. Celebrate local and regional zine makers. Free, noon. The Underground, 306 E. Main St. charlottes villezinefest.org

CatVideoFest 2023. The best cat videos from around the world to benefit Cat Action Team. $10, 1pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

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

Family Studio Day. Join Teeny Tiny Trifecta 6 exhibiting artists to create your own teeny tiny piece of artwork using a range of materials and techniques. Free, 10am. Second Street Gallery, 115 Second St. SE. secondstreetgallery.org

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince As the threat from Voldemort grows, Harry faces some of his greatest challenges—including love. $10, 11am. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Sunday 9/10 music

FarAway Songs. Folk-pop songs. Free, 1pm. Eastwood Farm and Winery, 2531 Scottsville Rd. eastwoodfarmandwinery.com

Irish Music. An energetic and eclectic Irish jam session. Free, 2:30pm. Albemarle CiderWorks, 2545 Rural Ridge Ln., North Garden. albemarleciderworks.com

Second Sunday Bluegrass Jam. All levels, ages, and instruments welcome. Free, 1pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket.com

Session Sundays with Scuffletown. Live music on the patio. Free, 1pm. Stinson Vineyards, 4744 Sugar Hollow Rd., Crozet. stinsonvineyards.com

Swansong. Violinist Christine Kharazian and pianist Rene Sanchez perform classical, rock, soundscapes, soundtracks, jazz, and tango Free, 2pm. Glass House Winery, 5898 Free Union Rd., Free Union. glass housewinery.com

The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival Concert. The festival’s world-class musicians fill the air with the sounds of 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century music masterpieces. Free, 3pm. Old Cabell Hall, UVA Grounds. cvillechambermusic.org

The Jazz Connection. Jazz quartet playing standards and originals with occasional guest performers. Free, 6pm. Kardinal Hall, 722 Preston Ave. kardinalhall.com


Paint & Sip: Hazy Mountain View. Paint, sip, snack, and repeat. $35, 1pm. Hazy Mountain Vineyards & Brewery, 8736 Dick Woods Rd., Afton. catelynkelsey designs.com

Teas of the World. Led by Mikaela Deighan of the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. Free, 2pm. JMRL: Central Library, 201 E. Market St. jmrl.org


Tree Identification Walk. Learn how to identify trees. Free, 9:30am. Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm, 1780 Earlysville Rd. ivycreekfoundation.org


Brunchin’ with Utica from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Five flocking fabulous queens take to the stage to perform in this sassy, extravagant, fantabulous event. Free, 11am. The Forum Hotel, 540 Massie Rd. forumhotelcharlottesville.com

CatVideoFest 2023. See listing for Saturday, September 9. $10, 4:15pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure When Pee-wee Herman’s idyllic world is destroyed by the theft of his fire-engine red bicycle, the pre-pubescent adult sets out on a manic cross-country odyssey to recover it. $6–8, 2pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. theparamount.net

Prints, Platters, and Pints with WTJU Vinyl Takeover. Art, vinyl, and vintage vendors. Free, noon. Potter’s Craft Cider, 1350 Arrowhead Valley Rd. potterscraftcider.com

Spartacus Kirk Douglas rises out of slavery to become a gladiator, then a rebel fighter in Stanley Kubrick’s epic. $10, noon. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Tenet John David Washington and Robert Pattinson turn the laws of physics inside out in Christopher Nolan’s thriller. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

WWE Sunday Stunner. See your favorite superstars live. $20 and up, 7pm. John Paul Jones Arena, 295 Massie Rd. johnpaul jonesarena.com

Monday 9/11


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

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Little Naturalist Program. Bring your 3- to 5-year old out to learn about nature. Free, 10am. Ivy Creek Natural Area and Historic River View Farm, 1780 Earlysville Rd. ivy creekfoundation.org


CatVideoFest 2023. See listing for Saturday, September 9. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Tuesday 9/12


Batesville Sessions: Louis Smith and Ryan Wood of Kendall Street Company. Performing a special unplugged set. Free, 7:30pm. The Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. batesvillemarket.com

John Craigie. With special guest Taylor Rae. $25-30, 8pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. thesoutherncville.com

Josh Mayo & House Sauce. Join local frontman Josh Mayo and his musical co-conspirators take the stage. Free, 9:30pm. Rapture, 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. rapture restaurant.com

The 502s. Neighborhood-block-party-sized singalongs with vaulted vocal harmonies. $2025, 8pm. The Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. jeffersontheater.com

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

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

Vinyl Night. BYO record to play and get $1 off pints. Free, 4pm. Starr Hill Brewery, Dairy Market, 946 Grady Ave. dairymarket cville.com


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


Charlottesville Newcomers Club Fall Membership Event. Mingle with newcomers, or just come meet friendly community members. Free (RSVP required), 3:30pm. Hillsdale Conference Center, 550 Hillsdale Dr. cvillenewcomers.com

Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb Stanley Kubrick’s classic take on the Cold War, starring Peter Sellers, Sterling Hayden, George C. Scott, and Slim Pickens. $10, 7pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

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

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

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

Road House Patrick Swayze wants you to be nice—or you’ll get a beatdown. $10, 7:30pm. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 5th Street Station. drafthouse.com

Iron lady Golda is a mediocre treatment of a gripping premise

Israeli director Guy Nattiv’s new drama Golda isn’t a comprehensive biography of Israeli prime minister Golda Meir. Instead, it focuses on Israel’s 19-day Yom Kippur War in October 1973 and its aftermath. Although the film hits some sporadic high notes, it doesn’t maintain a level of quality or emotional intensity.

In wraparound sequences, Meir (Helen Mirren) faces a tribunal for the terrible human losses suffered during the Yom Kippur War. Her testimony segues into long flashbacks detailing the conflict’s rapid development, as Arab forces built up on the Israeli border, and then invaded. Working closely with military leaders like Moshe Dayan (Rami Heuberger) and David “Dado” Elazar (Lior Ashkenazi), Meir fiercely retaliates. With her country facing brutal early defeats in battle and woefully outnumbered, Meir bargains with U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger (Liev Schreiber) for military aid, and, eventually, to negotiate a dignified ceasefire. While carrying this hellish burden, Meir undergoes cobalt treatments for lymphoma.

Golda’s basic structure and characters are respectable and Meir herself is a potentially


fascinating character. We quickly discover that her almost grandmotherly façade masks a flinty, intense, decisive leader willing to fight to the death.

With a modest budget, Nattiv wisely tells much of the story through various shots of Meir and her staff under extreme duress, thus precluding the expense of elaborate combat sequences, which are mainly conveyed by radio dispatches from several battles. And since bloodshed is heard and not shown, Golda managed to get a PG-13 rating.

Within this promising framework, Golda delivers only intermittently. Nattiv develops a satisfyingly naturalistic period atmosphere overall, and a few key scenes are gripping and memorable. But he tends to undo all this with self-conscious artiness, his camera swooping senselessly within an otherwise fine scene, wrecking its tone. This tendency toward trickiness—silly, slow-motion shots of Meir exhaling smoke or her blurry point of view while walking through a crowd of protesters—only hurts the film.

As for the cast, Mirren is decent and has several outstanding scenes. But, even under heavy makeup, she doesn’t convincingly resemble Meir. Nattiv has her hitting the same notes repeatedly: tense, chain-smok-

ing, or concerned. Meanwhile, Liev Schreiber is extremely miscast as Kissinger. Tall, fit, and rugged, he looks jarringly unlike the politician. Heuberger, Ashkenazi, and the rest of the supporting cast are all fine.

Screenwriter Nicholas Martin did a fairly creditable job on the script. The Yom Kippur War was considered a major Israeli defeat and a black mark on Meir’s distinguished record. Martin and Nattiv succeed at gaining


PG-13, 100 minutes

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sympathy for Meir, who had to act quickly under horrible pressure. But they also resort to certain tired war movie clichés (containing spoilers) and rarely vary the film’s tone.

Golda is a middling film that, in more experienced hands, could be far better. Instead, it’s destined to fall into the steady stream of by-the-numbers biopics that regularly get released and then all but vanish. But despite these criticisms, a mature human drama like this is always more welcome than another space opera or comic-book adaptation.

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’s basic structure and characters are respectable and Meir herself is a potentially fascinating character.
Helen Mirren stars as Israeli prime minister Golda Meir in a biopic centered around the Yom Kippur War in 1973. BLEECKER STREET MEDIA

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Wintry mix


1. Darth Vader’s boyhood nickname

4. “____ la vist a!”

9. Big name in transmission repair

14. Eggy seasonal drink

15. Infotainment program once co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest

16. Spin, as a baton

17. Pair of contacts? (SNOW + SLEET)

19. Thrown for a loop

20. “I’ve had ____ to here with you!”

21. Try, as a case

23. Scott in an 1857 case

24. Maritime first responder: Abbr.

25. “I’m such a ding-dong!”

27. Orthodontist’s org.

28. Sound of a sly chuckle

29. Seed covering

33. “____ away” (“RuPaul’s Drag Race” catchphrase)

35. With 43-Across, what a worried game show contestant might do? (SNOW + FREEZING RAIN)

37. Makes use (of)

38. Why a person might choose skim milk over whole milk? (RAIN + SLEET)

40. P.R. liability

43. See 35-Across

47. Counsel

48. Shutter part

49. “Look at THAT!”

50. Drug that’s dropped

51. Poli ____

53. Be insufferably sweet

54. Spencer of “Good Morning America”

56. Arduous journey

59. Fleischer and Onassis

60. Prayer opening

62. January weather forecast, perhaps ... or this puzzle’s theme

65. Where Hercules completed his first labor

66. “____ these mean streets like a villain”: Patti Smith

67. Ristorante suffix

68. Writing contest entry, maybe

69. Meshlike

70. ____ Fridays


1. Carpenter ____

2. Ah, makes sense”

3. Ah, makes sense”

4. Dickens villain Uriah

5. Arbor, Michigan

6. Meeting , informally

7. Cute, cutely

8. Syrian strongman Bashar al-____

9. Justice Dept. division

10. Make ____ (earn big bucks)

11. Fashion designer and judge on “Project Runway All Stars”

12. Guided by a statement of faith

13. “Good” times?

18. Haul

22. 1982 Grammy winner for Record of the Year

24. 1989 “Weird Al” Yankovic movie about TV

26. “____ Got Time for the Pain” (1974 hit)

29. Montezuma’s people

30. 2021 Aretha Franklin biopic

31. Happening offline, to a texter

32. “Thank you for coming to ____! Sit back and relax! Enjoy the show!” (old theater chain jingle)

34. It’s a wrap in Bollywood

36. “Work” singer, to her fans

39. Suffer

40. St art of an intentional walk

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45. Prodding into action

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55. Calculus calculation

57. Ireland, to the Irish

58. Pretzel feature

59. Private employer?

61. It’ll dawn on you

63. Skin pic

64. Midnight, on a grandfather clock

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do you sometimes wish your life was different from what it actually is? Do you criticize yourself for not being a perfect manifestation of your ideal self? Most of us indulge in these fruitless energy drains. One of the chief causes of unhappiness is the fantasy that we are not who we are supposed to be. In accordance with cosmic rhythms, I authorize you to be totally free of these feelings for the next four weeks. As an experiment, I invite you to treasure yourself exactly as you are right now. Congratulate yourself for all the heroic work you have done to be pretty damn good. Use your ingenuity to figure out how to give yourself big doses of sweet and festive love.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio novelist Kurt Vonnegut testified, “I want to stay as close on the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge, you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Big, undreamed-of-things— the people on the edge see them first.” I’m not definitively telling you that you should live like Vonnegut, dear Scorpio. To do so, you would have to summon extra courage and alertness. But if you are inclined to explore such a state, the coming weeks will offer you a chance to live on the edge with as much safety, reward, and enjoyment as possible.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Where there is great love, there are always miracles,” wrote Sagittarian novelist Willa Cather. In accordance with upcoming astrological aspects, I encourage you to prepare the way for such miracles. If you don’t have as much love as you would like, be imaginative as you offer more of the best love you have to give. If there is good but not great love in your life, figure out how you can make it even better. If you are blessed with great love, see if you can transform it into being even more extraordinary. For you Sagittarians, it is the season of generating miracles through the intimate power of marvelous love.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn author Alexander Woollcott could be rude and vulgar. He sometimes greeted cohorts by saying, “Hello, Repulsive.” After he read the refined novelist Marcel Proust, he described the experience as “like lying in someone else’s



(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In honor of the Virgo birthday season, I invite you to be exceptionally distinctive and singular in the coming weeks, even idiosyncratic and downright incomparable. That’s not always a comfortable state for you Virgos to inhabit, but right now it’s healthy to experiment with. Here’s counsel from writer Christopher Morley: “Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.

It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.” Here’s a bonus quote from Virgo poet Edith Sitwell: “I am not eccentric! It’s just that I am more alive than most people.”

dirty bath water.” But according to Woollcott’s many close and enduring friends, he was often warm, generous, and humble. I bring this to your attention in the hope that you will address any discrepancies between your public persona and your authentic soul. Now is a good time to get your outer and inner selves into greater harmony.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 1963, Aquarian author Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique, a groundbreaking book that became a bestseller crucial in launching the feminist movement. She brought to wide cultural awareness “the problem that has no name”: millions of women’s sense of invisibility, powerlessness, and depression. In a later book, Friedan reported on those early days of the awakening: “We couldn’t possibly know where it would lead, but we knew it had to be done.” I encourage you to identify an equivalent quest in your personal life, Aquarius: a project that feels necessary to your future, even if you don’t yet know what that future will turn out to be.


(Feb. 19-March 20): “Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: All of them make me laugh.” Piscean poet W. H. Auden said that. After analyzing the astrological omens, I conclude that laughing with those you love is an experience you should especially seek right now. It will be the medicine for anything that’s bothering you. It will loosen obstructions that might be interfering with the arrival of your next valuable teachings. Use your imagination to dream up ways you can place yourself in situations where this magic will unfold.


(March 21-April 19): Aries chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov says war is “more like a game of poker than chess. On a chess board, the pieces are face up, but poker is essentially a game of incomplete information, a game where you have to guess and act on those guesses.” I suspect that’s helpful information for you these days, Aries. You may not be ensconced in an out-an-out conflict, but the complex situation you’re managing has resemblances to a game of poker. For best results, practice maintaining a poker face. Try to reduce your tells to near zero. Here’s the definition of “tell” as I am using the term: Reflexive or unconscious behavior that reveals information you would rather withhold.


(April 20-May 20): Raised in poverty, Taurus-born Eva Perón became a charismatic politician and actor who served as First Lady of Argentina for six years. The Argentine Congress ultimately gave her the title of Spiritual Leader of the Nation. How did she accomplish such a meteoric ascent? “Without fanaticism,” she testified, “one cannot accomplish anything.” But I don’t think her strategy has to be yours in the coming months, Taurus. It will make sense for you to be highly devoted, intensely focused, and strongly motivated—even a bit obsessed in a healthy way. But you won’t need to be fanatical.


(May 21-June 20): Gemini author Ben H. Winters has useful counsel. “Every choice forecloses on other choices,” he says. “Each step forward leaves a thousand dead possible universes behind you.” I don’t think there are a thousand dead universes after each choice; the number’s more like two or three.

But the point is, you must be fully committed to leaving the past behind. Making decisions requires resolve. Second-guessing your brave actions rarely yields constructive results. So are you ready to have fun being firm and determined, Gemini? The cosmic rhythms will be on your side if you do.


(June 21-July 22): Journalist Alexandra Robbins was addressing young people when she gave the following advice, but you will benefit from it regardless of your age: “There is nothing wrong with you just because you haven’t yet met people who share your interests or outlook on life. Know that you will eventually meet people who will appreciate you for being you.” I offer this to you now, Cancerian, because the coming months will bring you into connection with an abundance of like-minded people who are working to create the same kind of world you are. Are you ready to enjoy the richest social life ever?


(July. 23-Aug. 22): Author Kevin Kelly is a maverick visionary who has thought a lot about how to create the best possible future. He advocates that we give up hoping for the unrealistic concept of utopia. Instead, he suggests we empower our practical efforts with the term “protopia.” In this model, we “crawl toward betterment,” trying to improve the world by one percent each year. You would be wise to apply a variation on this approach to your personal life in the coming months, Leo. A mere 1-percent enhancement is too modest a goal, though. By your birthday in 2024, a 6-percent upgrade is realistic, and you could reach as high as 10 percent.

Expanded weekly audio horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes: RealAstrology.com, (877) 873-4888

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For a week and half every September, the sounds of sweet strings, alluring woodwinds, and elegant piano fill the air when the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival comes to town. Now in its 24th year, the festival is helmed by co-founders and artistic directors Raphael Bell and Tim Summers

The dynamic duo curate festivals with impressive rosters of musicians, varied repertoires, and unconventional settings in an effort to introduce chamber music to new audiences. Bell and Summers also perform at this year’s festival, which includes concerts at The Paramount Theater, Second Street Gallery, Old Cabell Hall, and Christ Episcopal Church. cvillechambermusic.org

Name: Tim Summers.

Age: 51.

Pronouns: Yes.

Hometown: Berlin, Germany.

Job: Musician.

What can we expect from this year’s festival: Scope. And some remarkable performers.

What are you most excited about in this year’s festival: The breadth of it—but especially the smaller end, where people just play stuff.

Favorite local restaurant: Bodo’s.

Who is your hero: Chewbacca. Best advice you ever got: Put your name on your paper. I still haven’t learned to follow it.

Describe a perfect day: Morning smells good; midday is talkative; dinner is grilled; sleep is cool.

What’s something about yourself that people would be surprised to learn: I have been working a lot in spatial audio for VR.

If you could be reincarnated as a person or thing, what would you be: A cloud.

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for: Ripe melon, basil, clean energy.

Most embarrassing moment: Leaving the music backstage. It still hurts.

Favorite movie and/or show: Lately I find myself thinking about 2001 a lot. I’m sure I’m not alone in that.

Favorite book: The Leopard

What instruments do you play: Violin, viola, mandolin.

Favorite piece to play: Bach D minor partita, BWV 1004

What is music to you: Some pure form of memory. A lot of dimensions piled into a pile. An opportunity to move smoothly.

Favorite musician: The people I play with, almost any time. We’re all figuring it out.

What are you listening to right now: Aaron Diehl.

Who’d play you in a movie: Meryl Streep.

Most used app on your phone: Podcasts.

Last text you sent: “Still here… many things solved… need still to synch…!”

Most used emoji: Subject that causes you to rant: Political epistemology.

Best journey you ever went on: Lofoten Islands.

Next journey: Japan.

Hottest take: What sort of mad person would voice an unpopular opinion in a public forum without a pressing need to do so, in the digital age?

What have you forgotten today: The list of things I was supposed to remember.

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