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We asked and you answered! About 1,600 of you shared your favorite places to eat, shop and play in the fourth annual CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite Awards. Discover the top vote-getters here!

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December 2013

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Family Fun ATTRACTION

➤ 1. Monticello monticello.org 2. Downtown Mall 3. UVA Grounds

CRAFT STUDIO 1. Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The Pottery Paintin’ Place 2. The Glass Palette 3. City Clay FAMILY DAY TRIP, OUT OF TOWN 1. Washington, D.C. 2. Williamsburg 3. Virginia Safari Park FESTIVAL 1. Dogwood Festival 2. Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival 3. Top of the Hops Beer Festival HIKE 1. Humpback Rock 2. Crabtree Falls ➤ 3. Saunders-Monticello Trail monticello.org HISTORIC SITE ➤ 1. Monticello monticello.org 2. Montpelier 3. UVA Grounds KID’S MUSEUM ➤ 1. Virginia Discovery Museum vadm.org 2. Amazement Square 3. Children’s Museum of Richmond LOCAL RESORT 1. Wintergreen Resort 2. The Boar’s Head 3. Keswick Hall

MOVIE THEATER 1. Regal Cinemas 2. Carmike Cinemas 3. Zeus Digital Theater

THEME PARK 1. Busch Gardens 2. Kings Dominion 3. Water Country USA

MUSIC VENUE 1. nTelos Wireless Pavilion 2. The Jefferson Theater 3. UVA John Paul Jones Arena

UVA SPORTS TEAM 1. Football 2. Basketball 3. Baseball

PARK/PLAYGROUND

ZOO 1. National Zoo 2. Virginia Safari Park 3. Metro Richmond Zoo

➤ 1. Pen Park charlottesville.org/parksandrec ➤ 2. Greenleaf Park charlottesville.org/parksandrec ➤ 3. McIntire Park charlottesville.org/parksandrec PICK-YOUR-OWN FARM 1. Carter Mountain Orchard 2. Chiles Peach Orchard 3. The Market at Grelen PRIVATE POOL

➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville 2. Farmington Country Club 3. Fry’s Spring Beach Club PUBLIC POOL

➤ 1. Onesty Family Aquatic Center charlottesville. org/parksandrec

➤ 2. Washington Park Pool charlottesville.org/ parksandrec 3. Crozet PARC Pool RAINY DAY OUTING 1. Bounce-n-Play 2. AMF Kegler’s Bowling Lanes 3. Regal Cinemas THEATRE GROUP 1. Live Arts 2. Four County Players 3. Black Box Players

Charlottesville is a wonderful place to raise children!!! — Sandy

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{inspiration family favorites} Mark Trimpe of Zephyr Magic is great with kids! — Robert

Parties and Portraits CAKE BAKERY 1. Chandler’s Bakery 2. Albemarle Baking Company 3. Sweethaus PARTY ENTERTAINMENT 1. Bounce-n-Play 2. Zephyr the Magician 3. Expressions! (Face Painting and Body Art) PARTY LOCATION 1. Bounce-n-Play ➤ 2. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville 3. Explorations Play Studio (TIE) 3. ATA Leadership Martial Arts PARTY SUPPLIES 1. The Party Starts Here 2. Target 3. Dollar Tree PARTY THEME 1. Halloween 2. Pirates 3. Princess PHOTOGRAPHER

➤ 1. Jen Fariello Photography jenfariello.com 2. Jim Carpenter/Gitchell’s Studio 3. KMS Photography

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Local Retail BABY BOUTIQUE 1. Whimsies 2. Petit Bebe ➤ 3. Shenanigans shenaniganstoys.com BIKE SHOP 1. Blue Ridge Cyclery 2. Performance Bicycle Shop 3. C’ville Bike & Tri

KITCHEN GEAR & SUPPLIES

➤ 1. The Happy Cook thehappycook.com 2. Crème de la Crème MUSIC STORES 1. Plan 9 2. Stacey’s Music 3. Heinz Musitronics PET SUPPLIES 1. Pet Supplies Plus 2. Pet Food Discounters 3. Sammy Snacks

BOOKSTORE FOR KIDS’ TITLES 1. Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery PLACE TO BUY GREEN 2. New Dominion Bookshop ➤ 1. Rebecca’s Natural Food ➤ 3. Shenanigans shenaniganstoys.com rebeccasnaturalfood.com ➤ 2. Charlottesville City Market Charlottesville. CHILDREN’S CLOTHING BOUTIQUE org/parksandrec 1. Whimsies 3. Integral Yoga 2. Petit Bebe 3. The Lollipop Shop PLACE TO BUY JEANS 1. Jean Theory HOBBY SHOP 2. Lola 1. C’ville’s Hobbies, Games and Toys 2. University Dive & Hobby CONSIGNMENT, KIDS 3. Cavalier Cards 1. The Lollipop Shop 2. Kid to Kid Charlottesville JEWELRY BOUTIQUE 3. Here Wee Grow Again 1. Penelope 2. Andrew Minton Jewelers CONSIGNMENT, WOMEN 3. Angelo Jewelry 1. Divine Consign 2. Sally Jo’s 29 Consign 3. Glad Rags Consignment Boutique


SPORTING GOODS

➤1. Downtown Athletic downtownathletic.com 2. Ragged Mountain Running Shop 3. Total Soccer Shop TOY SHOP

PET SUPPLIES 1. PetSmart 2. Petco 3. Pet Supplies Plus

2. Alakazam Toys and Gifts 3. Bounce-n-Play

SPORTING GOODS 1. Dick’s Sporting Goods 2. Play It Again Sports ➤ 3. Downtown Athletic downtownathletic.com

WOMEN’S CLOTHING 1. Bittersweet 2. Eloise 3. Levys of Charlottesville

TOY SHOP 1. Toys “R” Us ➤ 2. Shenanigans shenaniganstoys.com 3. Target

➤1. Shenanigans shenaniganstoys.com

National Retail BABY GEAR 1. Babies “R” Us 2. Target 3. Toys “R” Us

WOMEN’S CLOTHING BOUTIQUE 1. Talbots 2. Loft 3. Belk

Health Care

BOOKSTORE FOR KIDS’ TITLES 1. Barnes & Noble 2. Amazon 3. Target

ALTERNATIVE CARE PROVIDER 1. Downtown Family Health Care 2. China Med Charlottesville 3. Virginia Integrative Medicine

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING 1. Old Navy 2. Target 3. Gap

CHIROPRACTOR 1. Cox Chiropractic Clinic 2. Scott Wagner Chiropractic and Sports Medicine 3. Albemarle Family Chiropractic

MATERNITY CLOTHING 1. Target 2. Motherhood Maternity 3. Old Navy

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At Albemarle Center for Family Medicine, they are attentive, caring and take the necessary time to address your questions and concerns. Dr. Sanusi has been my doctor for over 13 years, and I would highly recommend him to your family. — Desta

COUNSELING SERVICE 1. Virginia Center for Family Relations 2. New City Counseling 3. Transformation Counseling

HOSPITAL FOR MATERNITY CARE 1. Martha Jefferson Hospital 2. UVA Health System 3. Augusta Health

DENTIST, FAMILY 1. Clarke, Farmer, and States, DDS 2. Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville 3. Drs. Rice & Associates Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

OB-GYN 1. Jefferson Obstetrics & Gynecology 2. Ed Wolanski, MD & Donna Vinal, CNM ➤ 3. Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates obgynassociatescville.com

DENTIST, PEDIATRIC

OPTOMETRIST 1. Crozet Eye Care, Optometrists ➤ 2. Drs. Record & Record, Optometrists recordeyecare.com ➤ 3. Primary Eyecare cvilleeyecare.com

➤ 1. Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry cvillepedo.com

➤ 2. Kathryn A. Cook, DDS

childrensdentistrycharlottesville.com 3. Crozet Pediatric Dentistry

ORTHODONTIST DERMATOLOGIST 1. Charlottesville Dermatology 2. Albemarle Dermatology Associates & Signature Medical Spa FAMILY DOCTOR 1. Albemarle Center for Family Medicine ➤ 2. Albemarle Square Family Health Care albemarlesquarefamilyhealthcare.com 3. Family Medicine of Albemarle HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH 1. UVA Health System 2. Martha Jefferson Hospital 3. Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center

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➤ 1. Charlottesville Orthodontics

charlottesvilleorthodontics.com ➤ 2. Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics cvillebraces.com 3. Dr. Suzanne M. Dennis, Orthodontist PEDIATRICIAN 1. Piedmont Pediatrics 2. Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville 3. Northridge Pediatrics PHYSICAL THERAPY

➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville

2. Pantops Physical Therapy 3. PT Plus Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

PLASTIC SURGEON 1. Victoria L. Vastine, MD 2. Stephen S. Park, MD 3. Thomas J. Gampper, MD VETERINARIAN

➤ 1. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital

georgetownveterinaryhospital.com 2. Airport Animal Clinic 3. Earlysville Animal Hospital

Education DAYCARE 1. Bright Beginnings 2. Foundations Child Development Center 3. Nature’s Bloom Daycare EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT/TUTORING PROGRAM/LEARNING PROGRAM 1. LearningRX 2. Clayborne Education ➤ 3. Georgetown Learning Center glclearn.com EDUCATIONAL RECREATION 1. Speak! Language Center 2. ATA Leadership Martial Arts 3. Explorations Play Studio


If you have a chance to eat in town, stop at Mas. Sit at the bar and watch the chefs do their thing! — Bob

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LIBRARY BRANCH 1. Northside 2. Crozet 3. Central PRESCHOOL

➤1. Charlottesville Catholic School

cvillecatholic.com 2. Bright Beginnings Preschool 3. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville

PRIVATE SCHOOL ➤ 1. Charlottesville Catholic School cvillecatholic.org ➤ 2. The Covenant School covenantschool.org ➤ 3. St. Anne’s–Belfield School stab.org SPEECH-LANGUAGE PROGRAM 1. Sheila C. Johnson Center 2. Albemarle Therapy Center 3. Crozet Speech and Learning Center TEACHER

➤ 1. Harold Mock, Tandem Friends School tandemfs.org

➤ 2. Mini Nair, Charlottesville Catholic School

cvillecatholic.org ➤ Kim Basile-Wood, Peabody School (TIE) peabodyschool.org 3. Rose Ciccarone, Charlottesville Catholic School

Dining Out BREAKFAST SPOT 1. Bodo’s Bagels 2. Tip Top Restaurant 3. Bluegrass Grill & Bakery COFFEE SHOP 1. Mudhouse 2. C’ville Coffee 3. Greenberry’s Coffee Co. DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT 1. Mas 2. The Local 3. Bonefish Grill FAMILY RESTAURANT, CHAIN 1. Outback Steakhouse 2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 3. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill FAMILY RESTAURANT, NON-CHAIN 1. Tip Top Restaurant 2. Timberwood Grill 3. Eppie’s FARMERS’ MARKET LOCATION ➤ 1. Charlottesville City Market Charlottesville. org/parksandrec.com 2. Crozet Farmer’s Market 3. Forest Lakes Farmer’s Market

FAST FOOD 1. Chick-fil-A 2. Chipotle Mexican Grill 3. Wendy’s FROZEN DESSERT PLACE 1. Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt 2. Arch’s Frozen Yogurt ➤ 3. Splendora’s Gelato Café splendoras.com GROCERY STORE, CHAIN 1. Harris Teeter 2. Kroger 3. Whole Foods Market HAMBURGER RESTAURANT 1. Five Guys Burger and Fries 2. Riverside Lunch 3. Citizen Burger Bar INTERNATIONAL FOOD, CHINESE 1. Peter Chang’s 2. Red Lantern 3. Taste of China INTERNATIONAL FOOD, INDIAN 1. Milan Indian Cuisine 2. Maharaja Fine Indian Cuisine 3. Royal Indian

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{inspiration family favorites} INTERNATIONAL FOOD, ITALIAN/MEDITERRANEAN 1. Bella’s Italian 2. Vivace 3. Tavola INTERNATIONAL FOOD, SOUTH OF THE BORDER 1. Guadalajara 2. Plaza Azteca 3. Baja Bean INTERNATIONAL FOOD, THAI 1. Thai 99 2. Lime Leaf 3. Tara Thai KID’S MENU 1. Burton’s Grill 2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 3. Eppie’s LOCAL MARKET 1. The C’ville Market 2. Foods of All Nations 3. Reid’s Super-Save Market PIZZA 1. Christian’s Pizza 2. Sal’s Pizza 3. Crozet Pizza SALAD BAR 1. Whole Foods Market 2. Ruby Tuesday 3. Jason’s Deli SANDWICH 1. The Market 2. Bodo’s Bagels 3. Which Wich

Kids’ Activities BABY/TODDLER PROGRAM

➤ 1. The Little Gym thelittlegym.com/Charlottesville 2. Bright Beginnings Preschool 3. Explorations Play Studio DANCE SCHOOL

➤ 1. Wilson School of Dance wilsonschoolofdance.com 2. Charlottesville Ballet Academy 3. Albemarle Ballet Theatre

The Little Gym is a great place for the kids to not only have fun, but also learn while doing it — and not even know it! — Jennifer

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GOLF PROGRAM 1. First Tee 2. Farmington Country Club 3. Kandi Comer Golf GYMNASTICS PROGRAM

➤ 1. Classics Gymnastics classicsgymnastics.com ➤ 2. The Little Gym thelittlegym.com/Charlottesville ➤ 3. Charlottesville Parks & Recreation charlottesville. org/parksandrec

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS 1. Glenmore Equestrian Center ➤ 2. Carriage Hill Farm charlottesvillehorses.com 3. Hidden Creek Farm MARTIAL ARTS 1. ATA Leadership Martial Arts 2. Laughing Dragon Kung Fu 3. 7 Tigers Taekwondo and Hapkido


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MUSIC TEACHER/SCHOOL

➤ 1. Joseph Olivarez/Peabody School

peabodyschool.org 2. Music Education Center 3. Angela Kelly/Charlottesville Day School

SUMMER DAY CAMP ➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville ➤ 2. Triple C Camp tripleccamp.com 3. Living Earth School SUMMER RESIDENTIAL CAMP 1. Living Earth School ➤ 2. Camp Friendship campfriendship.com ➤ 3. Triple C Camp tripleccamp.com SWIM PROGRAM ➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville 2. Fairview Swim and Tennis Club 3. UVA Intramural-Recreational Sports TEAM SPORTS PROGRAM

➤ 1. SOCA socaspot.org

2. Piedmont Family YMCA 3. Virginia Basketball Academy

TENNIS LESSONS ➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville 2. The Boar’s Head 3. Fairview Swim and Tennis Club THEATRE PROGRAM 1. Live Arts 2. Black Box Players 3. Four County Players

Fitness & Beauty BEAUTY SALON 1. Moxie Hair & Body Lounge 2. Bristles Hair Design and Day Spa 3. Face Value Studio and Salon EXERCISE CLASS, MOMMY & ME

➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville ➤ 2. The Little Gym thelittlegym.com/ Charlottesville 3. Bend Yoga EXERCISE CLASS, WOMEN

➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville 2. Pure Barre 3. ATA Leadership Martial Arts

FAMILY HEALTH CLUB/GYM ➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville 2. Anytime Fitness 3. Gold’s Gym KIDS’ HAIR CUTS

➤ 1. Snip-Its snipits.com 2. Hair Cuttery 3. Attitudes Salon

MANICURE/PEDICURE 1. Holly’s Nails 2. K Nails & Spa 3. Oasis Day Spa & Body Shop

MIND/BODY CLASSES

➤ 1. ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville 2. Bend Yoga 3. Pure Barre

PLACE FOR A MASSAGE

➤ 1. The Spa at ACAC acac.com/Charlottesville 2. Massage Envy Spa 3. The Boar’s Head Spa

SPA 1. The Boar’s Head Spa 2. The Spa at ACAC 3. Oasis Day Spa & Body Shop

Home & Garden BUILDER/REMODELER

➤ 1. Southern Development Homes southern-development.com

➤ 2. Stanley Martin Homes stanleymartin.com 3. Tectonics II CONCIERGE SERVICE 1. C’ville Concierge 2. C&D Concierge Service 3. Omni Charlottesville Hotel DECORATOR

➤ 1. Alicia Arnold Interiors arnoldinteriors.com 2. Embellish Interiors 3. Folly Home Furnishings

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{inspiration family favorites} ELECTRICIAN

➤1. Robertson Electric

robertsonelectric.com 2. Design Electric 3. W.E. Brown

I’m fairly new to the area and I would say Grelen in Orange County is the place to watch as it expands and grows, and it’s worth the rural drive to find it. Plan a visit around sunset for a gorgeous view, find out when the free concerts are. — Kat

FURNITURE STORE 1. Grand Home Furnishings 2. The Artful Lodger 3. Kane Furniture & Interiors GARDEN CENTER 1. Snow’s Garden & Landscape Center 2. Ivy Nursery 3. Lowe’s Home Improvement HANDYMAN 1. Advantage Handyman Services 2. Mansfield Handyman Services 3. Bryant’s Handyman Services HEATING AND COOLING

➤1. Robertson Electric

robertsonelectric.com 2. Albemarle Heating & Air ➤ 3. Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning mackmorrisheating.com

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HOME ACCESSORY SHOP 1. Home Goods 2. Lowe’s Home Improvement 3. Pier One Imports HOME ELECTRONICS 1. Crutchfield Corporation 2. Best Buy 3. Lowe’s Home Improvement HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE 1. Merry Maids 2. Molly Maid 3. Busy Brooms LANDSCAPING SERVICE 1. Snow’s Garden & Landscape Center 2. Grelen Nursery 3. D&D Lawn Care


ORGANIZING SERVICE 1. Simply Organized ➤ 2. Landis asklandis.com 3. Sara Burruss

ROOFING 1. Roof Top Services 2. Blue Ridge Roofing 3. Goodloe & Roberts Roofing

PAINTER 1. Wade Lewis 2. Perry G’s Painting 3. Webber Painting

WINDOW CLEANING 1. Cavalier Window Cleaning 2. Albemarle Window Cleaning 3. Squeegee Clean Window Washers

PEST CONTROL 1. Intrastate Pest Control 2. Holistic Pest Solutions 3. Dodson Pest Control

Services

PLUMBING 1. Fitch Services ➤ 2. Robertson Electric robertsonelectric.com 3. Pete’s Plumbing & Heating

AUTO DEALERS ➤ 1. Brown Automotive Group brownautos.com 2. Jim Price Automotive 3. Colonial Auto Center BANK/CREDIT UNION 1. UVA Community Credit Union 2. Wells Fargo 3. BB&T CAR REPAIR SHOP 1. Airport Road Auto Center ➤ 2. Brown Automotive Group brownautos.com 3. Colonial Auto Center FAMILY LAWYER

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT SERVICE 1. Ameriprise Financial 2. Northwestern Mutual 3. Wells Fargo INSURANCE AGENT

➤1. Gary Albert, State Farm Insurance

GaryAlbert.com 2. Lauren Morris, State Farm Insurance 3. Kevin Mann, State Farm Insurance MORTGAGE BROKER 1. Phillip Mahone, Mahone Mortgage 2. Cleve Brannock, Fulton Mortgage Company 3. Tammy Wilt, Movement Mortgage

REAL ESTATE COMPANY 1. Real Estate III/Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 2. Nest Realty Group ➤ 3. Roy Wheeler Realty Company roywheeler.com REALTOR

➤1. Denise Ramey, Roy Wheeler Realty Company deniseramey.com 2. Marjorie Adam, Nest Realty Group 3. Jim Duncan, Nest Realty Group

➤ 1. Tucker Griffin Barnes tgblaw.com 2. MichieHamlett 3. MartinWren

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