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Exploring Jefferson’s Virginia Tours & Tastings • Dining • Festivals & Events • Newcomers Info


SHADWELL’S RESTAURANT • 1791 RICHMOND ROAD steak & seafood • craft beer & wine • lunch & dinner

FRY’S SPRING STATION • 2115 JEFFERSON PARK AVE stone-fired pizzas • craft beer • outdoor dining

IVY PROVISIONS • 2206 IVY ROAD

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UVA’S Official Inn & Resort Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we invite you to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of our country landscape. With a unique focus on wellness, sports and outdoor activities – alongside exceptional food and beverage – our guests are perfectly positioned to have it all through an infusion of thoughtful details and warm-spirited service. Visit our special offers page online, or call now to book your next stay: 1-844-443-8902

www.BoarsHeadResort.com Owned and operated by the University of Virginia Foundation, and just 2 miles from UVA Grounds


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BELK, JCPENNEY, SEARS PLUS OVER 80 SPECIALTY SHOPS & EATERIES. Located 3 miles north of University of Virginia on US 29 at Rio Road.


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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style getaway

Creative Director Robin Johnson Bethke Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Bryerton Technical Director Peter D. Bethke Senior Editor Sarah Pastorek Online Editor Madison Stanley Calendar Editor Caroline Hirst Graphic Designers Laura DeBusk, Barbara A. Tompkins

Let us sweep you away for a romantic weekend. Enjoy dinner for two at Farm Bell Kitchen, cocktail tastings for two at Ragged Branch, one night stay at The Dinsmore Boutique Inn and two tour passes for Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

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Fall 2018

Welcome! Year-round natural beauty, hallowed halls of history, spectacular arts and music, and small-city sophistication — Charlottesville has it all! It is easy to see why Orbitz.com named Charlottesville one of the five places every American should visit! Here you can walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson at his Monticello home and at his beloved University of Virginia — both of which are World Heritage Sites full of fascinating history and interesting architecture — and you can relax in the scenic countryside he so admired, dotted with stunning vineyards, horse farms and Blue Ridge Mountain views. With so many wonderful places to enjoy here in Charlottesville, it can be tough to choose. So, we went to the experts to find out what they think is the best of the best. We polled our Charlottesville Welcome Book readers, locals and tourists about their favorite local businesses that exemplify wonderful customer service, from delicious restaurants, amazing boutiques, hot spots and cool clubs to wonderful resorts and awe-inspiring historical landmarks — and everything in between! Watch for the Welcome Book Winner logo on ads throughout this issue and in shop windows, and go to CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com to get the insider’s scoop on the best of everything our town has to offer. All of the award winners are highlighted in a special digital edition online, along with plenty of reader’s tips that will put you “in the know.” Throughout the fall, we’ll give away tickets to Charlottesville concerts, festivals and other events on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook, so be sure to like and follow us for a chance to win!

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Attractions & Museums Fall at Monticello

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From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico and the breathtaking displays of fall foliage, you know you are in the presence of a visionary mind. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third United States president, Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, among Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello other roles. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and the Tower of London, Monticello is on the list of World Heritage Sites known the world over as cherished pieces of human history and of great universal value. When you tour the home, his clever inventions abound, from the Great Clock in the hallway that ingeniously marks the days and hours with a pulley system to the polygraph copying machine he designed for his famous letters. You’ll also learn more about Jefferson’s family and the enslaved community along Mulberry Row. Kids will love the Mountaintop Hands-on Activity Center “extras” on the first three weekends of October, and everyone should set aside time to stroll the grounds of this famous plantation and admire the glorious gardens. Be sure to visit on September 22 for the Annual Heritage Harvest Festival—a celebration of the amazing legacy Jefferson left behind as a gardener. Here you’ll taste delicious heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn about organic gardening and seed-saving. If you visit on September 21, you’ll be able to partake in pre-festival workshops on such topics as “Colonial Drinks for Modern Times,” “Supersalads of Autumn,” “Landscape Archaeology of Monticello” and more. No matter when you tour, Monticello always provides a special visit. `

Touring Tip: Purchase the Monticello Neighborhood Pass to get

discounted adult admission to Monticello, James Monroe’s Highland and Michie Tavern! Visit monticello.org for more information.

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Attractions & Museums Discover Gordonsville Formally a prosperous railroad junction and the center of commerce for Orange County, this quaint town, officially named Gordonsville in 1813, is located northeast of Charlottesville. Beautiful historic homes, churches and businesses surround the town’s historic Main Street. Photo Credit: Robin Bethke

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Just 19 miles from Charlottesville, Downtown Gordonsville, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers shops, restaurants and historic sites. While walking down the well-cared-for streets of Gordonsville, shoppers can visit a plethora of charming specialty boutiques with everything from high fashion and jewelry to housewares, art and artisan goods. Love antiques? The town is home to a variety of wonderful antique collectors. You are sure to find something great! While downtown, visit the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum and learn about how a once lavish hotel that greeted railroad travelers was transformed into a hospital during the Civil War. Take a self-guided tour through the museum’s three floors of exhibits or consider an evening tour by candlelight, exploring why the museum is believed to be haunted to this day. Gordonsville is also home to an array of restaurants, from famous barbeque to southern comfort food. For the sweet-toothed lovers, the town’s bakeries and ice cream spots are sure to delight. During the fall, you can visit Verling Park, which is open to the public. Enjoy the park’s tennis court and playground, or pack a lunch to eat in the picnic shelter. Love wine? Visit the scenic vineyards in the neighborhood to enjoy tastings, stunning views and unique events while you sip on local wine. Beautiful inns nearby also make for a lovely getaway and offer charming southern ambiance, mirroring other Gordonsville adventures. Whether you love a good ghost story or just want to experience the charm of this quaint town in the daylight, there is plenty to love and explore here.

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Secluded Forest Setting 8 Wineries within 10 Miles Fine Dining and Shopping Scenic Hiking Trails Near Historical Montpelier On-Site Wedding and Events

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Offering wearable art handcrafted by female artisans from imaginative blends of materials and methods – for that finishing touch! Distinctive combinations of metals, glass, beads and stones inspire notice and comments wherever you wear them.

107 S Main Street, Gordonsville (540) 832-3076 • Mon-Sat 11am-5pm

Annie Gould Gallery A unique art gallery located in the heart of Historic Downtown Gordonsville. Offering an assortment of works by artists from around the country. 121-B South Main Street Gordonsville • (540) 832-6352 www.facebook.com/anniegouldgallery www.instagram.com/anniegouldgallery

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Discover the soft luxury and versatility of alpaca clothing which is lightweight, easy to layer, and the perfect choice for transitional clothing to span a change of seasons. Let us help you make the perfect gift choice for someone special or as a treat for yourself.


Fun Especially for Families Where Families Play A fun way for families to see Charlottesville is to hop aboard the free trolley and ride around downtown and the University of Virginia’s “Corner.” The trolley stops at specially marked bus stops every 15 minutes, so getting on and off for adventures and exploration is easy. Families of young children won’t want to miss the Virginia Discovery Museum on the Historic Downtown Mall. In Photo Credit: Virginia Discovery Museum addition to the exciting games and learning exhibits, this children’s museum offers visitors the chance to explore Charlottesville in miniature form.

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If you’re looking for outdoor play, the McGuffey Park near the McGuffey Art Center is an easy walk from the Downtown Mall. This lovely little park is packed with fun. Or, for outdoor play and exploration with stunning fall foliage, visit the Shenandoah National Park, a short 30-minute drive away. To find out more about how local families play, visit CharlottesvilleFamily.com or pick up a free copy of CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine, available all around town, for the area’s most extensive calendar of local events and festivals just for families!

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Come Play in the Hay! Greenfield Fall Festival 2018 Greenfield is a great educational activity for people of all ages. Take home a pumpkin, enjoy hayrides, farm animals and try the giant slide! And of course play in the 5 acre corn maze. There is also a play area for toddlers.

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Vineyards Bountiful & Beautiful Thomas Jefferson dreamt that Virginia wines would one day be plentiful and held in high regard, and today’s local vintners have accomplished that by producing wonderful award-winning wines. The Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA), which includes Albemarle and surrounding counties, encompasses more than half of Virginia’s wine country and contains more than approximately 1,200 acres of stunning vineyards. Virginia continues to excel in wine making, receiving both national and international acclaim for its wines.

More than 40 local vintners offer up tastings from the lightest, lemoniest Pinot Grigio to the deepest, richest Merlot. Varieties special to the Monticello AVA include Cabernet Franc, Norton and Viognier. Cabernet Franc, lighter than a Cabernet Sauvignon, tends to have peppery aromas with hints of tobacco, plum or violets. The native North American Norton is deeply colored and might have notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Viognier is a white variety that gives off floral or fruity aromas but is typically a dry or slightly off-dry wine. Whatever your palate desires — flowery, fruity, smoky or light — you’re sure to find it here.

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Vineyard Tours & Tastings The finest wines from grapes tailored to Central Virginia soil.

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Wine festivals bring thousands of visitors who come to taste the variety of flavors, enjoy local music, sample local produce and take in the glorious country views. Many wineries offer tours, barrel and vertical flight tastings, multi-course wine-pairing meals and special events for connoisseurs and novices alike. Keep an eye on CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com for upcoming events. Getting out to experience the vineyards is easy, as all major roads are marked with the grape “Tours� signs, helping wine lovers navigate their way throughout the country roads. Central Virginia is so picturesque that an unplanned detour can be a lovely way Photo Credit: Robin Bethke to explore a part of the region you may not have discovered otherwise; for those who like to make an itinerary and stick to it, it might be gratifying to know that many scenic drives offer a cluster of vineyards within easy distance of each other. See the Regional Wine Trail map on pages 22-23 to find your way around the Monticello AVA, and see page 46 for some of the areas most sought-out events. We also suggest bringing a picnic to your favorite vineyard to enjoy with wine by-the-glass or a bottle purchased from the tasting room.

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Best of Craft Beverages Spirits and Cider

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While Thomas Jefferson is well known for his love of wine, hard cider made from apples grown on site was another everyday table drink enjoyed at Monticello. One local cidery uses one of Jefferson’s favorite varieties of apple, the Albemarle Pippin, to create a lovely hard cider that rounds out the range of beverages we’re proud to call locally made. Be sure to save the date for Cider Week Virginia (November 9-18), which will include tasting events, workshops and more at various locations throughout the state. Virginia also has a long history of whiskey distilleries. The distillery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon is still in operation and was once the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799. In addition to the distillery at Mount Vernon, whiskey Photo Credit: Robin Bethke lovers can tour and visit local distilleries making craft vodka, gin and bourbon. Spirits are high for the future of Virginia spirits with new tasting rooms continually popping up. Whether spending a fall afternoon touring a local distillery or visiting a craft cidery, there are so many ways to explore Virginia’s rich history of producing incredible spirits and cider.

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Come visit. Drink our award-winning ciders. Wander the gorgeous grounds. Enjoy live music. We trust you’ll enjoy our rich history, and perhaps even create some of your own. We have daily tasting hours of 11-5, and host special events like weddings, corporate parties, and small gatherings —all sure to create beautiful memories.


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Exploring the area’s breweries and cideries is a wonderful way to spend a fall afternoon or evening. Our local breweries have taken the craft brewing world by storm, with medals at the country’s top beer festivals and nationwide accolades. Some breweries have opened restaurants on site, so now visitors and locals alike can imbibe these fabulous beers while enjoying great food, amazing music and stunning mountain views.

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Charlottesville is proud to be home to a myriad of microbrewers, taphouses and establishments that specialize in crafting or carrying outstanding handmade beers. Thomas Jefferson took great interest in creating not only wines, but also beers and ciders. In 1815, he wrote, “I am lately become a brewer for family use.” Monticello, in conjunction with our own homegrown Starr Hill Brewery, even crafted an artisanal beer: Monticello Reserve Ale. This Official Beer of Monticello was inspired by what Mr. Jefferson labored over and loved in a beer.

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A modern Beer Hall close to UVA and the downtown with a fantastic line-up of 24 craft and European draft beers and local wine on tap. With an award-winning renovation, this beautiful lively space is ideal for hosting large and small events. The from-scratch menu reflects the best locallysourced raw ingredients for Alpine-inspired modern plates, classic bar cuisine and a catered menu, all on online. Our Award -winning patio/restaurant has ample seating in and out. We are always kid-friendly with 2 regulation courts for bocce ball, board games and ping -pong.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Jefferson’s Love of Food & Wine Thomas Jefferson was sometimes called “America’s first wine expert” due to his extensive experimentation in viticulture and oenology. Be sure to check out Monticello’s restored wine cellar in the passage beneath the house. A platform above the brick floor allows visitors entry to the wine cellar to see what it looked like during Jefferson’s retirement years in the first part of the 19th century. Try out the model dumbwaiter in the “Crossroads” exhibit to see if you could have transported bottles of wine upstairs to guests without mishap! Afterwards, stop by the dining room to examine Jefferson’s original dumbwaiter, which has been restored to its original working condition.

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The dining-room restoration was sponsored by Polo Ralph Lauren and marked the first collaboration with Monticello curators and archaeologists with regards to the dining-room ceramics. Excavations showed that, in Jefferson’s retirement years, the family most often dined on pearlware, an English earthenware similar to porcelain but not as expensive. A set of green, shell-edged pearlware now graces the dining room, on loan from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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Virginia is considered the birthplace of American wine. While Jefferson’s desire to have great wines locally available was never fulfilled during his lifetime, thanks to his unrelenting pursuits and successors, we can all now raise our glasses and revel in his dream come to fruition. To ensure that this dream continues, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation has partnered with Piedmont Virginia Community College to create a training vineyard on Montalto, Jefferson’s “high mountain” overlooking Monticello. Visit monticello.org, for touring details and history.

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, (1805): courtesy Monticello

A spectacular sight awaits visitors in the dining room, which features walls painted a brilliant chrome yellow. The color — which replaced the Wedgewood blue that inspired so many homeowners across the country — is not so new, it was chosen by Jefferson around 1815 to grace the walls that set the scene for many formal dinners, where rice soup, mutton and even a new treat — ice cream — were served.

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, (1805): courtesy Monticello

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Fresh Local Foods Charlottesville lies among a few beautiful counties, including Albemarle, Nelson and Orange, whose rich agricultural history and farm community are well loved and supported by our many local restaurants and residents. Even the students at the University have access to fresh produce through a food delivery program that partners with local farmers and artisans.

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Well before so-called locavores arrived in the headlines, many of our restaurants were already building their reputations on the quality of the local food they supplied to their grateful customers. Visit Charlottesville during any time of the year, and you are sure to enjoy the season’s finest crops. Area chefs take great pride in creating memorable meals, and they also enjoy letting the artisan’s hand show through when plating locally crafted cheese, charcuterie and jam. Chefs also work to make sure our area’s local foods and produce beautifully complement our local wine and craft beverage scene, many of which are also sourced from local farms and vineyards. It is no exaggeration to say that local chefs and restaurateurs are friends with the growers, farmers and brewers who supply their establishments. Take note of the farms and artisanal ventures mentioned by name on menus, for you may encounter some of the people at a local farmer’s market. You can find farmer’s markets during certain week days and visit the popular City Market that takes place each Saturday through October. Stop by a local specialty store and you are sure to find an array of local products— the perfect souvenir or gift. Some of our local farmers are even carried in the larger grocery stores in our area. Photo Credit: Robin Bethke

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Trendy Eats At the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, Charlottesville is a hot bed for gourmet food on-the-go. Food trucks are a staple of the city’s foodie culture, offering a variety of treats to tempt any taste bud. You can even occasionally find “food truck battles”—a fun way to sample the offerings of many different mobile kitchens.

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From Southern-inspired cuisine, to sweet and sugary dessert-centric trucks, or even locally sourced booze-infused food, Charlottesville’s food trucks offer convenient and epicurean delight for the most discerning of palates! These trucks can be found throughout the city, from festivals and concerts to winery and brewery events and more. If you are strolling the UVA grounds during term time, you are sure to run into students in line for some of their favorite lunchtime dishes beside the University’s historic McIntire Amphitheatre. The university currently partners with The Pie Guy, Got Dumplings, Yum Yum Xpress and BBQ U. During UVA terms, you will likely find these food trucks Monday-Friday during lunchtime. Fall is a great time to grab lunch from one of these vendors and enjoy it on the seats of the amphitheatre or take your lunch to the Lawn for a picnic. Head to a vineyard or brewery a variety of week nights and any Friday or Saturday night, and you are also likely to spot any one of Charlottesville’s delicious mobile kitchens, serving up dinner and delicious bites to enjoy with a local craft beverage. The Downtown Mall is another hub of trendy eateries that features an exciting array of both traditional and contemporary restaurants. Foodies are sure to love both the global cuisine and regional foods they can find on the mall. With everything from sushi, Mexican food and sandwich shops to drafthouses, Indian restaraunts and ice cream parlours, there is a plethora of unique and innovative restaurants to be found tucked beside the local boutiques, art galleries and concert venues that line the Downtown Mall.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Casual Dining If you spend an evening out on the town, there are a plethora of delicious places to dine late-night. From burgers to wings, you can find a delicious bite to eat. Consider having a later dinner at one of the restaurants that turn into popular weekend bars and enjoy watching the Charlottesville night scene come to life.

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Charlottesville restaurants are known for offering the comfort of a casual dining environment without sacrificing quality. No matter what you are craving, from pizza to donuts, you are likely to come across it in the form of casual dining. Fall is the perfect time to savor a casual bite while enjoying the cool beautiful weather and dining al fresco, whether you are dining outdoors on the Downtown Mall or are enjoying a local food truck!

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The Arts & Music Scene

Art That Moves You Surrealist painter Salvador Dali said, “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” Whatever medium may inspire you, galleries and artwork abound here in Charlottesville. Each first Friday of the month, local galleries and other venues on the Downtown Mall open their doors to display works of art in the popular First Friday Artwalk.

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A perfect place to start your walk is the McGuffey Art Center, located one block from the Downtown Mall. This gallery space is full of artists at work in their studios accented by a gift shop that carries a variety of members’ art throughout the year. You can browse the light-filled studios and multiple exhibition spaces at McGuffey itself. When you explore the Downtown Mall, check out Chroma Projects, where you can see “Tim O’Kane: One Intention In A Troubled World” in September. Harris Fine Art is also located in downtown Charlottesville and showcases over 20 different national and regional artists. The University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum of Art provides a sophisticated, high-tech home for the art contained within its historic walls. Alongside the permanent exhibits this fall, explore special exhibits, such as “Reflections: Native Art Across Generations” through January 27. You can also visit the museum for Final Fridays, which are held on the last Fridays of September and October in the fall. Connect with art and friends, and don’t miss their exhibit spotlight talks at 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. A visit to the studio, gallery and printmaking workshop of landscape artist Frederick Nichols is just a short drive north of Charlottesville in Barboursville. Visit the Nichols Gallery Annex to see the work of Virginia artists. On the way, stop at Contemporary Art gallery Les Yeux du Monde just off Route 20. Les Yeux du Monde will feature “David Summers: Out of the Light into the Light” from September 1–October 7. After visiting Barboursville, head east to Gordonsville and see a unique collection of work by local and national artists at the Annie Gould Gallery. In Waynesboro, P. Buckley Moss will be hosting a Barn Show and Gallery Open House on October 12–14 at both her home, The Barn, and gallery in Waynesboro. Art lovers should also save the date for the free, self-guided Artisans Studio Tour on November 10 and 11. During this tour, attendees can visit 28 studios and meet 49 artisans. In addition, some artisans will give demonstrations during the tour. Whether you are merely appreciating or interested in purchasing, the Charlottesville area’s vibrant and robust art scene should not be missed. For more details, visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com. 42

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The Arts & Music Scene Music & Theatre Experience engaging local performances and touring troupes this fall, like “Richard III,” until December at the Blackfriars Playhouse at the renowned American Shakespeare Center in Staunton — the world’s only replica of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater. In nearby Barboursville, Four County Players will bring us “The Lion in Winter” from October 12–28. Also this fall, the Live Arts Theater in Charlottesville presents “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” at the Founders Theater November 15–December 16. The Paramount Theater will welcome a variety of acts, including singer Mary Chapin Carpenter on October 28.

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Music fans will be excited to see big names this season, like Chris Stapleton at the John Paul Jones Arena on November 3 and Death Cab for Cutie at the Sprint Pavilion on October 18. For a smaller venue, visit The Jefferson Theater or The Southern Cafe & Music Hall for a plethora of shows. The classical music lover can find plenty of performances around town as well, like the Charlottesville Municipal Band’s 96th Season Fall Concert on October 14. Throughout September and October, the Freefall Music and Art Festival will also host a variety of musical acts at IX Art Park.

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SHAKESPEARE’S AMERICAN HOME Josh Clark, Ally Farzetta, and Constance Swain in The Taming of the Shrew, 2017/18. Photo by Tommy Thompson.

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Festivals & Events

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What to See & Do Now Through September Thursday Evening Sunset Series at Carter Mountain Orchard (434) 977-1833, chilesfamilyorchards.com

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Now Through Mid-October Roseland Polo at King Family Vineyards (434) 823-7800, kingfamilyvineyards.com Now Through October, Saturdays City Market at Second and Water Street parking lot (434) 970-3371, charlottesvillecitymarket.com

Now Through October, Sundays Live Music On the Hill at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards (434) 202-8063, pippinhillfarm.com Now Through October 20, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays Historic Court Square Walking Tours at Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (434) 296-1492, albemarlehistory.org Now Through October 27, Saturdays Journey from Slavery to Freedom at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org Now Through December 1 “Richard III” at American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse (877) 682-4236 americanshakespearecenter.com Now Through January 27, 2019 Reflections: Native Art Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art (434) 924-3592, uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu

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Festivals Festivals & Events & Events Now Through July 7, 2019 Beyond Dreamings: The Rise of Indigenous Australian Art in the United States at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection (434) 244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org

September 1, 15 & 22, October 13, 27 & November 2 & 10 UVA Home Football Games at Scott Stadium (800) 542-8821, virginiasports.com September 2 Jacquees at Sprint Pavilion, Downtown Mall (877) 272-8849, sprintpavilion.com

September-October, Saturdays Freefall Music & Art Festival at IX Art Park freefallcville.com

September 4-5, 22-23 & 29-30 Swannanoa Palace Open House at Swannanoa Palace, Afton (540) 885-5653, facebook.com/pg/SwannanoaOfficialPage

September 1 CiderFest at Castle Hill Cider, Keswick (434) 296-0047, castlehillcider.com September 1-30 Lauren Doran: Flora, Fauna, Flesh and Blood at McGuffey Art Center (434) 295-7973, mcguffeyartcenter.com September 1-October 7 David Summers: Out of the Light into the Light at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery (434) 973-5566, lydm.co

September 7 Rumble in the Vineyards: Ben v. Ben Winemaker Dinner at Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison (540) 948-9005, earlymountain.com

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September 2 4th Annual Virginia Food Truck Battle at August Expo, Fishersville (540) 332-7850, vafoodtruckbattle.com

September 6 Painting & Sketching in the Garden at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org


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September 12 Pasture Wine Dinner at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond (804) 262-9887, lewisginter.org September 14 17th Annual Light House Youth Film Festival at The Paramount Theater (434) 293-6992, lighthousestudio.org September 14 Lucy Dacus at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

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September 7-9 42nd Annual Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party at Fairfield View Dairy Farm, Somerset (540) 672-3429, somersetsteamandgas.org September 7-28, Fridays & Saturdays Hamilton Tour Takeover at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org

September 15 Italian Harvest Feast at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com September 15 7th Annual Charlottesville Pride Festival at Sprint Pavilion cvillepride.org September 15 Constitution Day Celebration at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org

September 7-29 Tim O’Kane: One Intention In A Troubled World at Chroma Downtown (434) 806-9667, chromaprojects.com

September 15 & 16 30th Annual AfricanAmerican Heritage Festival at Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton (540) 337-7041, www.ci.staunton.va.us

September 8 43rd Annual Orange Street Festival at Main Street in Orange (540) 672-5216, orangevachamber.com

September 16 Sunday Wine and Paint at Horton Vineyards (540) 832-7440, hortonwine.com

September 8 Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyard & Winery (540) 456-8000, veritaswines.com

September 20 Vine and Dine: Harvest Dinner at Albemarle Estate, Trump Winery (434) 977-3895, trumpwinery.com

September 9 French Crepe Day at DelFosse Vineyards (434) 263-6100, delfossewine.com

September 21 Historic Tree Walk at Highland at James Monroe’s Highland (434) 293-8000, highland.org

September 9-23 19th Annual Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival at Various locations in Charlottesville (434) 295-5395, cvillechambermusic.org September 11 Lunchtime Talk: Reflections: Native Art Across Generations at The Fralin Museum of Art (434) 906-1022, uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu September 12 Joseph at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com 48

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September 22 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (434) 984-9800, heritageharvestfestival.com September 22 Fall Oyster Festival at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com September 22 & 23 7th Annual Fall Into Fun Festival at Chiles Peach Orchard (434) 823-1583, chilesfamilyorchards.com


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Festivals & Events September 23 Cooking Class With Terre Sisson: Meat & Potatoes Summer Style at First Colony Winery (434) 979-7105, firstcolonywinery.com

September 26 National Geographic Live: Brian Skerry, Ocean Soul at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net September 28 Orchard Jams ft. Delta Junction at Chiles Peach Orchard (434) 823-1583, chilesfamilyorchards.com

September 28-30 Hoopla at Devils Backbone Brewery Basecamp, Roseland (434) 361-1001, dbbrewingcompany.com September 29 Vegan Roots Fest at Booker T. Washington Park cvillevegfest.org

September 29 Thomas Rhett at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, johnpauljonesarena.com September 29-October 31 Greenfield Fall Festival at Greenfield Farm (434) 985-7653, greenfieldfallfest.com September 30 DogFest at IX Art Park ixartpark.com October 1-30, Saturdays HenleyFest at Henley’s Orchard, Crozet (434) 823-7848, henleysorchard.com October 3 Melvin Seals & Jerry Garcia Band at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com October 5 Turnpike Troubadours at Sprint Pavilion (877) 2728-849, sprintpavilion.com

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September 28 & 29 Charlottesville Classical Guitar Festival and Competition at The Haven guitarcharlottesville.com

September 29 7th Annual Tomtoberfest at IX Art Park (434) 336-0022, tomtomfest.com

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Festivals & Events October 5-7 Martha’s Market at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 654-8258, mjhfoundation.org October 5-27 “Ragtime” at Live Arts (434) 977-4177, livearts.org October 6 Oktoberfest at Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton (540) 332-7850, frontiermuseum.org October 6-7 31st Annual Fall Fiber Festival and Sheep Dog Trials at James Madison’s Montpelier fallfiberfestival.org October 7 RoseFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond (804) 262-9887, lewisginter.org

October 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21 Apple Harvest Festival at Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria (540) 923-4231, gravesmountain.com

October 7 Fall Classic Half Marathon & 10K at Sprint Pavilion (434) 218-0402, badtothebone..biz

October 7 Foxfield Family Day at The Foxfield Races (434) 293-9501, foxfieldraces.com

October 11 Chris Smither at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com

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October 6-7 Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival at Claudius Crozet Park (434) 326-8284, crozetfestival.com

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October 26 moe. at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com October 27 Fall Harvest & Leaf Peep Festival at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com October 27 & 28 Autumn Vertical Tasting at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com

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October 12-14 P. Buckley Moss Barn Show and Gallery Open House at P. Buckley Moss Barn and Gallery, Waynesboro (540) 949-6473, pbuckleymoss.com October 12-28 The Lion in Winter at Four County Players Cellar (540) 832-5355, fourcp.org October 12- November 11 New Paintings from John Borden Evans at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery (434) 973-5566, lydm.co October 14 Big Woods Walk at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org October 14 Charlottesville Municipal Band’s 96th Season Fall Concert at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 295-9850, cvilleband.org October 18 Death Cab for Cutie at Sprint Pavilion (877) 272-8849, sprintpavilion.com October 19-21 28th Annual Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival (540) 448-0870, shenandoahbike.org October 20 Beer and Ballet at Champion Brewing Company (434) 227-7592, charlottesvilleballet.org October 25, 27 & 30 Victory Hall Opera Presents: The Forgotten at The Haven (434) 227-9978, victoryhallopera.org

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October 28 Mary Chapin Carpenter at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net November 3 Montpelier Hunt Races at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-0027, montpelierraces.org November 3 ArtCHO at IX Art Park (434) 242-9759, artcho.org November 3 Chris Stapleton at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, johnpauljonesarena.com November 4 17th Annual Apple Harvest Festival at Albemarle CiderWorks (434) 297-2326, albemarleciderworks.com November 4 Baroque Orchestra at Old Cabell Hall, UVA (434) 924-3376, music.virginia.edu November 9-18 Cider Week Virginia at various locations throughout Virginia ciderweekva.com November 10 UpFront: Grit and Grace at Charlottesville Ballet Studio Theatre (434) 227-7592, charlottesvilleballet.org November 10 Annual Truffle Dinner at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com November 10 Virginia Cider and Apple Tasting at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org


Festivals & Events November 10 & 11 Artisans Studio Tour at Charlottesville and surrounding counties (434) 823-1882, artisanstudiotour.com November 11 Fall Winemaker’s Brunch at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com November 14 National Geographic: Hilaree Nelson - Point of No Return at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net November 15-December 16 “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” at Live Arts (434) 977-4177, livearts.org

November 17 10th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Poplar Forest, Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org

November 17 Ray LaMontagne at Dominion Energy Center, Richmond (800) 514-3849, dominionenergycenter.com November 17 & 18 Charlottesville Symphony Masterworks: Tchaikovsky’s Fifth at Old Cabell Hall Saturday & Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center Sunday (434) 9243376, cvillesymphony.org November 22 Thanksgiving Celebration at Tuscan Tasting Room at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com November 23-January 7, 2019 Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond (804) 262-9887, lewisginter.org

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November 16-December 31 New Paintings from Annie Harris Massie at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery (434) 973-5566, lydm.co

November 17 13th Annual Best of Both Worlds Dance and Step Competition at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net


Festivals & Events Off to the Races! Autumn is the time to head to the races! The Foxfield Races and Montpelier Hunt Races are two mustattend events in Charlottesville. From the fall fashion and tailgating to the exciting horse races and the adorable Jack Russell Terrier races, these affairs are the perfect way to spend a weekend day in Jefferson’s Virginia. The Foxfield Races, held on Sunday, October 7, is a family-friendly event. It includes five steeplechase races and will begin at 10 a.m. with the first race beginning at 1:30 p.m. With stick pony races, a Children’s Activities Tent and more, there will be plenty to keep children entertained during the day. Foxfield Races are bi-annual and also host races on the last Saturday of April. The spring races are a popular event for college students, especially those at the nearby University of Virginia. This steeplechase course has been hosting races since 1978 and has become a big part of Charlottesville culture and tradition. Visit foxfieldraces.com for more information.

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The Montpelier Hunt Races will be held on November 3 at James Madison’s Montpelier, about 30 minutes from Charlottesville. Another family-friendly event, there are seven races; the sixth race is a must-see, as the horses run on a course with Montpelier’s celebrated live brush fences. The Montpelier Hunt Races also cater to families with stick horse races. In addition, adults are sure to love the hat and tailgate contests. Be on the lookout for our sister publication, Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, who will be sponsoring and helping judge the tailgate contest this fall. During the affair, be sure Photo Credit: MonteplierHunt Races to also browse all the vendors on site — the shopping is always a popular part of the event. History lovers are sure to enjoy seeing James Madison’s Montpelier, too. Visit montpelierraces.org for more information.

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Celebrate the Harvest When planning for the fall festival season, be sure to also get your tickets for the 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on Saturday, September 22. This event, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in partnership with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and Seed Savers Exchange, will be held on Monticello’s West Lawn, in the vegetable garden and in Jefferson’s Lower Grove. This popular event celebrates Jefferson’s “greatest service” and the amazing legacy he left behind as a gardener. Before the festivities on Saturday, Monticello will host a plethora of programs, from book signings and in-depth garden tours, to workshops and talks on Friday, September 21. Attendees can enjoy topics such as “The ‘Superiority’ of Chocolate,” “The Enslaved Community and Monticello’s Plantation Harvest,” “Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms” and more.

To learn more about the roots of the festival, be sure to also check out book four of our sister publication, Charlottesville Wine & Country Living for a feature on Ira Wallace, the co-founder of the Heritage Harvest Festival and owner of the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

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During the main event on Saturday, attendees can taste heirloom produce, local aritsanal foods, attend chef demonstrations and book signings, visit the petting zoo with heritage breeds and more. Gardeners are also sure to love the 12th Annual Old-Timey Seed Swap. Participants are encouraged to bring any of their own seeds to share.


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Indian Summer Guides (horseback) indiansummerguideservice.com

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Monticello Tours (wine, beer, etc.) monticellowinetour.com

Blue Ridge Excursions Unlimited (beverage, food, etc.) blueridgeexcursionsunltd.com

Rivanna River Co. (kayaks, canoes, tubes) rivannarivercompany.com

Blue Ridge Hiking Co. (day & overnight) Taste of Virginia Food Tours blueridgehikingco.com tasteofvirginiafoodtours.com Blue Ridge Wine Excursions Top Shelf Transportation blueridgewineexcursions.com topshelftransportation.com Camryn Limousine (art, beverage, etc.) camryn-limo.com

UVA Guides (historical on grounds) uvaguides.org

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A well crafted tour can be the perfect way to explore Charlottesville’s best spots for food, wine, craft beverages, art and more. The many available tours will expose you to some of the area’s renowned experts in their fields. History buffs can delve into one of the many historical tours near the Downtown Mall, Monticello or one of the many other historical grounds. For the wine and brew connoisseurs, a variety of Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones tours are offered, where you can learn about the crafts and do some taste-testing. Don’t forget about the mouth-watering foodie tours, pairing endless delicious discoveries. For the adventure seekers, consider hiking tours, kayaking, group workshops, art tours, hot air balloon experiences and more.

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Charlottesville is a small city, but it boasts a big selection when it comes to shopping, from specialty boutiques offering an eclectic array of wares to favorite designer lines from popular national shops. Whether you are on a quest for a new pair of fall boots or the perfect birthday gift, such as a silver or pewter Jefferson cup or a painting of the breathtaking Albemarle countryside to commemorate your visit, you are sure to find something unique and wonderful. Take a walk along Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall, a pedestrian-only walkway first created in the 1970s. Here you can browse among the 120 charming shops along the brick-paved streets. Beyond the downtown area, Charlottesville has several distinct shopping areas that offer a great selection. Check out the stores along the Route 29/Emmet Street corridor, from as far north as Hollymead to south of the University of Virginia. You’ll find everything from large, nationally-known stores to locally-owned shops that reflect the individual flavor and style of our community. Travel along Route 250 from Pantops Mountain to Crozet to discover more shopping districts and beautiful scenery. With the abundance of choices, finding the perfect fall ensemble, decor or gifts will be both easy and fun!

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While a B&B provides a personalized tourist experience, staying at a larger hotel may offer a different selection of amenities. Staying at a hotel in the city/urban areas may be a great option for couples or traveling adults looking to become familiar with what downtown and urban Charlottesville have to offer. Although our historic features bring in many tourists, the downtown scene should not be missed. When staying downtown, you will be able to spend a day walking along the pedestrian mall and shopping at a variety of local stores. The downtown area is also home to many of Charlottesville’s most well known restaurants. For adults looking for more fun at the end of the day, walk to one of several bars specializing in local cocktails or catch some live music.

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Tour Charlottesville on your own or take advantage of packages that will whisk you away to historic sites and vineyards. For a quieter retreat, opt for walking trails and outdoor pursuits. You are likely to find the local staff of your chosen accommodation more than happy to suggest daytrips for your enjoyment. Mingle with other guests at afternoon tea and share stories of your travels at evening wine and cheese tastings. Or simply sit back and relax in a comfy rocking chair and enjoy the rolling hills, impressive mountains and warm, clean air. Your hosts can also recommend an abundance of restaurants for every mood and palate and suggest ideas for nightlife entertainment around town. Whatever you choose, you’ll be pampered with continental or full breakfasts, indulged in friendly conversation with knowledgeable innkeepers and made to feel at home during your stay.

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Congratulations on choosing Charlottesville as your new home! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, your new community is known for year-round natural beauty and small-city sophistication. Charlottesville has received countless accolades in recent years for a variety of reasons — from its delicious, locally-sourced restaurants to its active, sports-centric community. USA Today featured Charlottesville as a great place to invest in a home. “Take one of the nation’s quintessential college towns, throw in a big slice of American history, add golf courses and wineries, set it all in prime horse country, and the result is Charlottesville,” says Larry Olmsted for USA Today. We couldn’t agree more!

You will find that locals go out of their way to make you feel at home here — whether it is with a simple smile as you pass one another on the Downtown Mall or by providing detailed directions to the nearest hiking trail to enjoy the spectacular summer blooms, fall foliage or breathtaking winter mountainscapes. We are in the center of Virginia, surrounded by gentle rivers, rolling pastures set amongst a beautiful landscape, mild seasons and an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive to Washington, D.C. or the Atlantic coast, with its sandy stretches of beautiful shoreline. Charlottesville’s geographic proximity allows residents to enjoy a mild climate with four distinct seasons. For locals, “green” doesn’t just describe the rolling hills that surround Charlottesville. Green is a way of life for our eco-conscious residents, businesses and local government. Charlottesville is leading the way to a healthier, cleaner future in Virginia and Photo credit: Theresa N. White has been recognized with the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award. The city and county are committed to making green choices affordable for residents and regularly fund rebates for environmental home improvements. Clearly invested in having a healthy tomorrow, Charlottesville locals are eager to make ecofriendly choices. Now that you know a little more about all the great local offerings, turn to page 70 for details on how to get settled in your new home. We welcome you!

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The University of Virginia is a bastion of tradition founded by Thomas Jefferson. Those who are fond of him often refer to him as TJ or Mr. Jefferson. Whether you’re preparing to enter the University’s hallowed halls for a degree or enjoying a weekend in town, here is your guide to local lingo. We proudly cheer on our Orange and Blue, “The Cavaliers” — “Cavs” for short, or “Wahoos.” What’s a Wahoo? Legend has it that Washington & Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones Lee baseball fans dubbed the UVA players “wahoos” during their fierce in-state rivalry in the 1890s. By 1940, “Wahoos” was in general use for University students or events relating to them. The abbreviated “Hoos” sprang up later in student newspapers. The area on which UVA sits is called “Grounds,” not “campus,” and freshmen here are called “first-years.” Thomas Jefferson specifically termed the area “Grounds” because he felt that the word “campus” had an exclusionary connotation that discouraged the local population of nonstudents from engaging with the University. Thus, using the term “Grounds” was a part of his endeavor to create an inclusive climate that continues to welcome the local community. Jefferson also adamantly believed that using the terms “first-year,” “second-year,” and so on was more appropriate than using terms like “freshman” or “sophomore” because “first-year” implies a lifelong commitment to learning, one that does not stop after matriculating from the University of Virginia. Students continue to identify as “first-years” and so forth in order to honor Jefferson’s tradition and belief in lifelong learning and growing. The large, domed building with Mr. Jefferson’s great statue is the Rotunda, and its recent renovation and restoration project of the nearly 200-year-old structure has helped it remain at the heart of the University’s academic mission. It faces a huge grass courtyard known as “The Lawn,” surrounded by historic residences that are still coveted student and faculty residences. “The Lawn” serves as a central hub of public activity and is the perfect picnic spot or dog-walking site. Additionally, in the tradition of Jefferson’s commitment to inclusivity, the Charlottesville community is invited to participate in community-wide events that take place on “The Lawn.” Just off of “The Lawn” lies the Chapel, which Jefferson intentionally did not place at the center of the University as was custom of universities at the time. Instead, Jefferson put the Rotunda, which serves as a library, at the center of the University as a proclamation of his adamant belief in the separation of church and State. From the steps of the Rotunda, you can see “The Corner,” the area located at the intersection of University Avenue and the central entrance to UVA, the Honor Gate. Always abustle, the Corner has a great selection of casual restaurants with college prices and trendy shops that give it a cool vibe. Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones

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Start Here For city info, visit charlottesville.org. For county info, visit albemarle.org.

Get on the Grid Where you get your electricity depends on where you live, with one option per area. Power providers include AEP-Virginia, (800) 9564237, appalachianpower.com; Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, (800) 367-2832, forcvec.com; Dominion Virginia Power, (866) 366-4357, dom.com; and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, (800) 552-3904, myrec.coop.

Fuel Up Natural gas service is available from the city of Charlottesville for city residents and some parts of the county: Charlottesville Gas, (434) 970-3211.

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Got Water? If you’re not in one of the county homes on well water, you’ll need to connect up with Charlottesville Water at (434) 970-3800 or Albemarle County Service Authority at (434) 977-4511.

Take Out the Trash County residents may use the Ivy Materials Utilization Center or hire a private collection firm. Some of the private haulers will also collect recycling. The city provides weekly trash take-away; residents purchase stickers for 13-gallon or 32-gallon trash bags at grocery stores or an annual sticker available at City Hall, (434) 970-3830.

Keep in Touch Landline phone service and/or Internet connections are available through CenturyLink, centurylink.com; Comcast, xfinity.com; Sprint, sprint.com; and Ting, ting.com.

On the Road Within 30 days of moving to the area, contact the DMV for a new driver’s license and to title and register your vehicle locally: Charlottesville DMV, (804) 497-7100.

Rock the Vote The easiest way to register to vote is to fill out a form while you’re at the DMV. Otherwise, call up the local registration office to get the necessary form: Albemarle County Voter Registration, (434) 972-4173; City of Charlottesville Voter Registration, (434) 970-3250.

Make New Friends Are you new to Charlottesville or newly retired? The Newcomers Club offers a variety of activities: cvillenewcomers.com.

Make a Difference There are lots of opportunities to help out those in need within our community. Check out volunteer opportunities on the United Way’s website: unitedwaytja.org.

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Charlottesville is home to an amazing variety of real estate agents who are well-versed in our eclectic selection of neighborhoods. Begin your neighborhood search with Belmont, a historic community within walking distance of Downtown, where you’ll find a mix of Victorian-style homes and adorable cottages with picket fences. Next, check out the charming neighborhoods of Rose Hill (close to Downtown) or Rugby Avenue (closer to the University of Virginia) and the surrounding neighborhoods. Driving west from Charlottesville, into Albemarle County, brings you to Ivy. Convenient to the city, this area has beautiful rolling hills with new and historic homes. Also west of town are prestigious neighborhoods such as Farmington, Ednam and others. A bit farther west is charming Crozet, close to many vineyards, golf courses and parks, with gorgeous mountain views. A mix of planned neighborhoods and rural living, Crozet has experienced a lot of growth while maintaining its country charm. Becoming home to more and more wineries, breweries and distilleries, this area is perfect for a quieter home only a skip away from the culturally rich city and world-renowned craft beverage industry. See more of the area’s growing industry on our Vineyard Guide on pages 22-23.

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Charlottesville is a fabulous place to raise a family. The University of Virginia provides us with a highly educated population, diverse cultures, strong employment, college sporting events, a lively arts scene and state-of-the-art health care. From preschool to post-graduate, excellence in education is important here. Parents of little ones will find a huge variety of preschools, from creative co-ops to international immersion programs. Charlottesville’s long history of prioritizing education is exemplified in our many schools. Not only are the public school systems exceptional, but our area boasts more private-school opportunities per capita than most, offering everything from competitive college-prep programs (with boarding options) to schools based on the teachings of alternative leaders in education. Charlottesville City Schools, Albemarle County Schools and area private schools believe in the evidence behind exposing students to a wide variety of experiences, viewpoints and opportunities so they can develop their own interest areas and strengths. From fine arts, STEM technologies and academies, and computer availability to project-based learning, immersion language curriculums and multi-age classrooms, students have the tools needed to learn and apply in all aspects of life. Learn all about Charlottesville’s educational opportunities at CharlottesvilleFamily.com.

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Your Health Care Cutting-edge health care from area hospitals provides our community with excellent specialists in a variety of medical fields. The presence of a teaching hospital helps make Charlottesville — named one of the Top 10 Healthiest Cities by Daily Finance — a sought-after destination. Six programs at the University of Virginia Medical Center achieved Top 100 rankings in the 2018–2019 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” guide: Cancer, Urology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Orthopedics, Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology and Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery. The UVA Health System also takes pride in its innovative Heart Center and the state-of-the-art Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, an excellent private facility, expanded and updated its services when it moved into a new facility on Pantops Mountain, and was recently named the No. 1 Most Beautiful Hospital in America by Soliant Health. In addition, Sentara Healthcare made the 2018 IBM Watson Health Top 15 Health Systems list. You’ll find a wide variety of specialists in many fields, from chiropractors to dentists. Fitness and wellness are also held in high regard here, as evidenced by our bevy of local gyms, citysponsored athletic programs and our popular golf courses, walking trails and tennis clubs. from infancy to Pediatric young adulthood Associates of Charlottesville

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THE RIGHT CARE, RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER Whether you’re new to the area or a longtime resident, you already know Charlottesville is a special place. And now we invite you to learn how Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a special, patient-centered healthcare provider. With our hospital right off I-64 and 250, outpatient care centers and emergency departments in two locations, and primary and specialty care practices all across the region, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is here with the highest quality healthcare for your entire family, when and where you need it most. You never know what life may bring, so isn’t it reassuring to know that the right care is always right around the corner? To find a Sentara physician near you, visit FindaCvilleDoc.com.


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If you treat your furry friends like family, you’ll fit right in here! With outstanding veterinarian care, pet-friendly hotels and outings, and extensive outdoor parks and trails, Charlottesville is the ideal location for people with pets. Whether you are looking for pet-friendly apartments, city housing with places to walk your furry family member, or housing with a yard to play fetch in, you are sure to find the perfect home for you and your pet in Charlottesville. Take a stroll along the brick-paved Historic Downtown Mall, where your pup will be happy to find refreshment at the many water bowls shop owners place outside of their stores just for this purpose. The University of Virginia is also a great and picturesque place to take your dog for a walk. On a sunny day during the school year, you are sure to see puppies and dogs enjoying an afternoon on The Lawn with their owners. During temperate months, well-behaved pets are also allowed to join their owners in the outdoor seating areas of some of the area’s finest restaurants. Local vineyards are also becoming more pet friendly, giving you countless options to enjoy the sights and sounds of Jefferson’s Virginia with your furry friend. Be sure to take your pooch to one of the local dog parks where they can frolic off-leash. Darden Towe Park, Azalea Park and Chris Greene Lake Park all include areas specific for dogs. While pets are allowed within the nearby Shenandoah National Park, there are some trails where pets are prohibited, so be sure to check nps.gov/shen before you head out on your hike.

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Doing Business Charlottesville and the surrounding Albemarle County is a thriving, economically vital region home to approximately 145,000 residents and diverse job-generating enterprises from large employers to start-up companies. We enjoy viable non-profit enterprises, commerce, suppliers, research businesses and agri-businesses. The University of Virginia and its graduate programs attract talented students with infectious energy and exciting ideas who are a tremendous resource for local business. UVA, along with Piedmont Virginia Community College and the Charlottesville/Albemarle Technical Education Center, also provides the area with above par secondary education opportunities. In fact, in Forbes’ 2017 Best Small Places for Business and Careers, Charlottesville made the top 20 out of 200 locations.

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Major employers in the area include the University of Virginia, State Farm and the U.S. Department of Defense. Charlottesville also has a thriving small business community that provides our town with its unique vibe. Be sure to check out our biggest job fairs next spring, such as the PVCC Annual Job Fair.


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How It All Started

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Charlottesville, named for Queen Charlotte Sophia of England and founded in 1762, is an inspiring setting to call home. Charlotte was also known as the wife of King George III, the object of scorn by Thomas Jefferson and others during the American Revolution. The University of Virginia officially opened in March of 1825 and Charlottesville officially became a city in 1888. Albemarle County’s historic roots extend equally as far. The county is named in honor of William Anne van Keppel, the second Earl of Albemarle and the Governor General of the county from 1734 to 1735. The first county seat was located in Scottsville. In 1761, however, county government was moved to Charlottesville, which was established as a town in 1762. One reason Charlottesville has so many transplanted residents is that it’s a small city — according to the U.S. Census Bureau, at around 10.3 square miles, with an estimated 48,019 residents — but it has the trappings of a big one. Musical acts and dramatic performances, fine dining, lovely shops and exciting sporting events are all available in abundance. Covering about 721 square miles, the county’s population is more than double that of the city, at an estimated 107,702. With stunning views, rolling vineyards, quaint towns, historic inns and more, there is also much to explore in the county. With all of the area’s positive attributes, it’s not surprising Charlottesville also attracts many major employers. The city is one of few in the state with a triple-A Bond rating from two national reporting agencies and was recently ranked one of the top cities in the country to do business. UVA and its graduate programs attract talented students with infectious energy and exciting ideas who are a tremendous resource for local business. Both city and county are fascinating places to explore and wonderful locales to call home, and we welcome you! Be sure to also check out the Charlottesville Wine & Country Living magazines for inspiration on how to make the most out of life in Jefferson’s Virginia.

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Exploring Jefferson's Virginia

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Exploring Jefferson's Virginia