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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 as 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 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 spring, 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 us for a chance to win!

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Attractions & Museums Monticello in Spring Glory From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico, you know you are in the presence of a visionary mind. The author of the Declaration of the Independence, Thomas Jefferson, dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third U.S. president, governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, among other roles. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and the Tower of Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello London, Monticello is a World Heritage Site, known internationally as a cherished piece of human history and of great universal value.

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If you’re looking for a spring experience, visit Monticello for the Spring Wildflower Walk on April 1, 6, 8 & 20. This hike through the woodlands of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties and more. History buffs can visit on April 13 to celebrate the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth. And the highlight of the spring season is Historic Garden Week, with special events at Monticello on April 24, 25 and 29. Enjoy Monticello with young ones with the Family Friendly Tour and Day Pass. Featuring hands-on opportunities, these tours provide a glimpse of life at Monticello designed especially for children ages 5-11. Explore Jefferson’s lifelong interest in gardening, botany, and agriculture while enjoying the beauty and variety of Monticello’s grounds on the Grounds and Garden Tour. For other tours, to schedule yours or to discover other events visit monticello.org.

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Salt Therapy • Massage & Body Treatments Facials • Yoga • Acupuncture Far Infrared Sauna • Amethyst Biomat

Explore & Engage with Art For exhibitions, family programming and lectures, visit us at uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu Tue–Wed: 10am–5pm; Thu: 10am–7pm; Fri–Sat: 10am–5pm; Sun: 12pm–5pm 155 Rugby Rd, Near the Rotunda | 434.924.3592

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While visiting Monticello, make sure you save time for James Monroe Highland, the elegant plantation of our fifth president. Just two-and-a-half miles down the road from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Highland is a historic presidential residence and working farm with more than 500 acres of land. Visitors are invited to tour the residence, explore the amazing boxwood gardens and much more. Wonderful events this spring include Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones James Monroe Highland: Jennifer Jones a celebration of Monroe’s birthday (April 28) and the Annual Sheep Shearing Event (see James Monroe Highland’s website, highland.org, for an exact date). For those seeing both Highland and Monticello on the same day, the 18th century Michie Tavern offers the perfect lunch break, located just down the road from Jefferson’s home. This rustic restaurant features hearty Southern fare and servers in period attire. Another area presidential property well worth exploring is Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison. While visiting the 2,650-acre estate and mansion, you’ll discover historic buildings and engaging exhibits, active archaeological digs, breathtaking gardens and fun, hands-on activities for the kids. Free Family Friendly Festival Music • Crafts • Food

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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.

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Families of young children won’t want to miss the Virginia Discovery Museum on the Historic Downtown Mall. In addition to the exciting games, learning exhibits and building stations, this children’s museum offers its visitors the chance to explore Charlottesville in miniature. Little C’Ville, one of the museum’s exhibits, includes a mini bread bakery, The Paramount Theater and the post office, and a Pollination Station and Bee Hive sponsored by CharlottesvilleFamily. 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 newly renovated and packed with fun. Or, for outdoor play with stunning world-famous views and nature of the wild kind, visit the Shenandoah National Park, a short 30-minute drive away. To find out more about how local families play, log on to CharlottesvilleFamily.com or pick up a free copy of CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine, available all around town.

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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 vino. 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 1,000 acres of stunning vineyards. Vineyards in our Monticello AVA benefit from a natural east-southeast exposure and mild spring temperatures. Now the fifth largest wineproducing state in the country, Virginia has received both national and international acclaim for its wines.

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More than 30 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 Sauvingnon, 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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Located in Madison, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards comprises more than 300 acres of the historic Monticello Wine Trail. With its warm and inviting tasting room, picturesque outdoor spaces and breathtaking views, guests are welcomed to Early Mountain to enjoy the wines and linger for a palate pleasing experience.

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Getting out to experience the vineyards is easy, as all major roads are marked with the grape “Tours” signs, helping wine lovers Photo Credit: Robin Bethke navigate their way throughout the country roads. Central Virginia is so picturesque that an unplanned detour can be a lovely way 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 page 22 to find your way around the Monticello AVA, and see page 42 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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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, like the Annual Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival in April or the ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival at Massanutten Resort in May.

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Best of the Brew Brews to Taste Charlottesville is proud to be home to a myriad of microbrewers, tap houses, distilleries and establishments that specialize in crafting or carrying outstanding handmade beers, ciders and spirits. Thomas Jefferson took great interest in creating not only wine but also beer and cider.

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A wonderful way to spend a spring afternoon or evening, local cideries, like Bold Rock, offer seasonal drinks as well as live music and other special events throughout the year. Visit the Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard to pick your own apples and enjoy stunning views with your cider. Virginia also has a long history of whiskey distilleries. The distillery at George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon (in Northern Virginia), is still in operation and was once the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons in 1799. Whiskey lovers can also tour area distilleries, like the Virginia Distillery Company. Spirits are high for the future of Virginia spirits.

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A farm-to-table cafe serving local, all-natural, organic food and coffee, specialty craft beer and wine store. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and our award winning Sunday brunch. We feature 17 rotating drafts, 800 bottled & canned beers and ciders, as well as over 400 wines with many local, organic and biodynamic offerings.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Jefferson’s Love of Food & Wine

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Thomas Jefferson was sometimes called “America’s first wine expert” due to his extensive experimentation in viticulture and oenology. Visitors can 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.

A spectacular sight awaits visitors in the dining room, which features walls painted a brilliant chrome yellow. The color, which replaced the Wedgewood blue, inspired so many homeowners across the country. 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.

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Dining & Gourmet Hot Spots www.orzokitchen.com Lunch & Dinner Patio Dining Private Event Space Catering Free Parking

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Now Reserving for 2017! Private banquet room for Rehearsal Dinners • Graduations • Corporate Events Call for availability and reservations downtowngrille.com | 434.817.7080 on the Downtown Mall

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Fresh Local Foods

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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. Well before socalled 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. 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, jam and wine. 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 around town or find their products on the shelves of a specialty store — the perfect souvenir or gift.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Casual Dining At the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, Charlottesville is a hot bed for gourmet food on-thego. Food trucks are a staple of the city’s foodie culture, offering a variety of treats to tempt any taste bud.

No matter what you’re craving, you’re likely to come across it in the transportable form of a food truck. And, just like the area’s stationary restaurants, most truck chefs have a commitment to sourcing local, sustainable foods. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a casual bite while dining al fresco!

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If you are strolling the UVA campus during term time, you are sure to run into students in line for their favorite lunchtime dishes. Head to a vineyard a variety of week nights and any Friday or Saturday night and you are likely to spot any one of the delicious mobile kitchens, serving up dinner to enjoy with a glass of local wine. Venture to a variety of restaurants on the Downtown Mall for live music on Fridays, and you can enjoy a rotating lineup of city favorites.

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Dining & Gourmet Hot Spots 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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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 or provoke 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. 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 pick up a gallery guide to First Friday offerings as well as browse the 45 light-filled studios and three galleries at McGuffey itself. 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 spring, explore special exhibits, such as “Kevin Everson: Rough and Unequal,” a film created by UVA professor of Art Kevin Everson that can be seen through April 18. Another exhibition that will be at the Fralin Museum of Art this spring is “Collect, Care, Conserve, Curate: The Life of the Art Object,” a multi-cultural exhibition showcasing some of the rare pieces in the museum’s permanent collection.

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The Arts & Music Scene At art gallery Chroma projects, which relocated to West Main Street earlier this year, you can see “Deep Sea Calculations: Carolyn Capps” through March 25. Harris Fine Art is also located in downtown Charlottesville and showcases over 20 different artists. Another unique local treasure of art is the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. Originating in 1991 and with a full program of exhibits, lectures, research and education programs, the Kluge-Ruhe collection has a lot to offer the visitor who’s interested in indigenous artwork. You can see works from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection at the Pantops, Charlottesville location and at the University of Virginia. Through May 21, you can experience “Janet Fieldhouse: Body Ornaments” at Kluge-Ruhe. A visit to the studio, gallery and printmaking workshop of landscape artist Frederick Nichols is just a short drive north of 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. From March 31-May 7, you can see “Janet Bruce: New Paintings,” and later in the spring “Peter Skinner: New Paintings,” both at Les Yeux du Monde. Check out P. Buckley Moss’ Downtown Waynesboro Gallery or Barn Show, as well when you are in the area. Whether you are merely appreciating or interested in purchasing, the Charlottesville area’s vibrant robust art scene should not be missed. For more details, be sure to visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

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A destination for the best in contemporary art & modern masters

Central Virginia’s Longest Running Community Theater

CHICAGOCarol AMainstage Christmas • Directed by Edward Warwick White

Based on the March classic novel Charles Dickens 3 - 26,by2017 MAINSTAGE The classic, killer musical returns to Barboursville for the first time in over 30 years. SetDirected in late 1920sby Chicago and based on real-life murders Joncey Boggs

and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who

November 22, 23, 30 & December 6, 7, 13, 14, 2013 at 8PM is arrested for the murder of her lover. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie November 24famed & December 1, 8, 15, at 2:30PM meets her hero, the double-murderess and2013 nightclub performer Tickets: Adults/$16; &same Students/$14; Children/$12 Velma Kelly. When both Seniors acquire the lawyer, the greedy and lustful superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the SoNGS spotlight. Murder, mayhem, IN greed,ThE sex, and CEllAr all that jazz come to roaring life like you’ve never seen them before in this musical vaudeville.

841 Wolf Trap RD . CHARLOTTESVILLE VA 22911 434.973.5566 OR 434.882.2620 lesyeuxdumonde.com EXHIBITIONS

Megan Marlatt & Margaret McCann: Picasso, Lydia and Friends Big Heads and Small Giants Massie JanetAnnie Bruce: Harris New Paintings PeterJohn Skinner: Paintings Borden Evans

Backwards Broadway: BLITHE SPIRIT A New Musical Revue Mainstage • Directed by Miller Murray Susen February 7 & 8, 2014 at 8PM May 9,5 2014 - 21, at2017 February 2:30PM

In Noel Coward’s classic comedy, a seance goes awry when a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati, summons the ghost of Charles’s first wife, Elvira, who decides to cause some trouble in his current marriage to Ruth. Worldly and un-worldly personalities clash in this February 21to&our 22,44th 2014 at 8PM hilarious, exciting conclusion Season. One of our mostrequested shows, Blithe Spirit 23, is sure to stay you for years to come. February 2014 at with 2:30PM

Dirty Barbie And Other Girlhood Tales

Theater Information Box Office: 540.832.5355 • fourcp.org 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville, VA 22923

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The Arts & Music Scene Music & Theatre Experience engaging local performances and touring troupes this spring at venues large and small. The spring performance selection of the Blackfriars Playhouse at the renowned American Shakespeare Center in Staunton — the world’s only replica of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater — includes “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” In nearby Barboursville, Four County Players, a talented community theater, brings us the classic musical “Chicago” until March 31.

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Also this spring, The Paramount Theater welcomes a variety of musical acts, including “National Theatre Live in HD: Saint Joan” and Eric Owens in April. The Live Arts Theater presents many unique shows, like “The Realistic Joneses” in April and May. If Carrie Underwood wasn’t enough, country fans will also be excited to see Florida Georgia Line at the John Paul Jones Arena. Additionally, Stevie Nicks will be performing in March and Def Leppard will be perfoming in May. You can even see Riverdance at the John Paul Jones Arena in April. Another large venue in Charlottesville, The Sprint Pavilion, will host must-see performers, including Ween on April 20. For a smaller music venue, visit The Jefferson Theater or The Southern Music Hall & Cafe. In April, you can see Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt at The Southern and Parachute at The Jefferson. The Ash Lawn Opera and Victory Hall Opera also present amazing musical performances this season. In March, see Victory Hall Opera’s Sprint Wireless Pavilion “Schumann Ghost House,” and Ash Lawn Opera’s “Middle March in Spring” at The Paramount Theater. The classical music lover can find plenty of performances in Charlottesville as well. The Charlottesville Municipal Band celebrates its 95th season this year and will host a Dogwood Festival Spring Concert and Performance in April. In addition, the Charlottesville Symphony will continue its Masterworks Series with “Cheung Chau” in March at Old Cabell Hall on the University of Virginia’s campus. For information on other spring shows and series, check out our calendar at CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

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“ Phenomenal… bursting with energy. ” ThE BosToN GloBE

Fun, one-of-a-kind, interactive entertainment in the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse.

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Sunday, april 23 at 3:30 pm 95th Season Dogwood Festival Spring Concert and Performance by the winner of the 2017 James W. Simmons Solo Competition and Dr. Genevieve Murphy Scholarship at PVCC Dickinson Auditorium tueSday, June 6 at 7:30 pm Summer Concert #1 at Western Albemarle Auditorium tueSday, June 20 at 7:30 pm Summer Concert #2 at the Paramount Theater tueSday, July 18 at 7:30 pm Summer Concert #3 at the Paramount Theater

Stephen R. Layman, Music Director

Stephen R. Layman, Music Director

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Ninety-Second FREE and openSummer to the public. Season at the Admission. Seating is General

tueSday, auguSt 1 at 7:30 pm Summer Concert #4 at the Paramount Theater tueSday, auguSt 15 at 7:30 pm Summer Concert #5 at the Paramount Theater

Paramount Theater Soundtrack of the Community since 1922

Tues. 6/3 8:00 p.m.

Great American Composers

Tues. 6/17 8:00 p.m.

Guest Artists: U.S Army Chorus

Tues. 7/1 8:00 p.m.

From the Classical World

Bernstein, Copland & Gershwin

from Washington D.C.

James Simmons and Charles Torian, guest conductors

Photo: Rob Garland

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UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art: courtesy Fralin Museum of Art

Festivals & Events

T he A rts & E vents C alender

What to See & Do

March 3-26 Chicago at Four County Players (540) 832-5355, fourcp.org March 17 Eli Young Band at The Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com March 18 Shamrock Shenanigans Whiskey Part at Virginia Distillery Company (434) 285-2900, vadistillery.com March 18 The 2017 Charlottesville Ten Miler and Kids Run cvilletenmiler.com

Now-April 18 Kevin Everson: Rough and Unequal at The Fralin Museum of Art (434) 906-1022, virginia.edu

March 18 & 25 Consensus Blending Party 2017 at Keswick Vineyards (434) 244-3341, keswickvineyards.com

Now-May 21 Janet Fieldhouse: Body Ornaments at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum (434) 244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org

March 19 Victory Hall Opera: Schumann Ghost House at 3140 Turner Mountain Wood Road, Charlottesville victoryhallopera.org

March 3-March 25 Deep Sea Calculations: Carolyn Capps at Chroma Projects (434) 806-9667, chromaprojects.com

March 22-26 Annual Virginia Festival of the Book at Various venues (434) 924-6890, vabook.org

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Middlemarch in Spring March 23,24

Rigoletto

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Oklahoma!

July 29,30 & August 2,4,5

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Ash Lawn Opera Transformed Celebrating our

40th SEASON

CharlottesvilleOpera.org | (434) 293-4500


Festivals Festivals & Events & Events March 23 & 24 Middlemarch in Spring at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, ashlawnopera.org

March 25-April 23 Dogwood Festival at various locations (434) 961-9824, charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org

March 23 & 30 Salsa Workshop at CrossKeys Vineyards (540) 234-0505, crosskeysvineyards.com

March 28 Cheese Class at feast! (434) 244-7800, feastvirginia.com

March 24 Florida Georgia Line at John Paul Jones Arena (888) 575-8497, johnpauljonesarena.com March 25 Spring Thaw Trail Run and Bike Race at Early Mountain Vineyards (540) 948-9005, earlymountain.com March 25 Stevie Nicks at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, johnpauljonesarena.com

March 31-April 2 “Cabaret” at PVCC, Earl V. Dickinson Performing Arts Center (434) 961-5376, pvcc.edu March 31-May 7 Janet Bruce: New Paintings at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery (434) 973-5566, lesyeuxdumonde.com April 1 Charlottesville Marathon/ Half Marathon/8K Road Race in Downtown Charlottesville (434) 218-0402, charlottesvillemarathon.com

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March 25-26 Masterworks Series: Cheung Chau at Old Cabell Hall, MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center (434) 924-3376, cvillesymphony.org

March 31 Corey Smith at The Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

The Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival has celebrated and supported Fine Artists and Crafters for 37 years, presenting a juried selection of exquisite work at our award-winning bi-annual events. Join us Mother’s Day Weekend 2017 at Claudius Crozet Park in historic Crozet - just minutes from Charlottesville and UVA - for Art and Craftwork, craft demos, door prizes, great food, VA wine and beer, live music, a Kid’s Area, and more! Find details, updates, and a coupon for $1 off adult admission at www.crozetfestival.com or join us on

MAY 13 & 14

Adults $7, Kids Free Rain or Shine Free On-Site Parking

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Festivals & Events

April 13-15 6th Annual Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival monticellowinetrail.com April 14-June 9 Our Town at the American Shakespeare Center (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com April 15 Eric Owens at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

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April 1, 6, 8 & 20 Spring Wildflower Walk at The Shops at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center (434) 984-9880, monticello.org April 4 Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com April 5 Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Violet Crown Cinema (434) 971-1553, wildvirginia.org April 8 BE BOLD 4 Miler at Bold Rock Nellysford Cider Barn, Nellysford (434) 361-1030, corkscrewracing.com April 8 Spring Vertical Tasting at Barboursville Vineyards, Piedmont Arcades (540) 832-7848, barboursvillewine.com April 10-16 Tom Tom Founders Festival (434) 979-1333, tomtomfest.com April 12-June 11 The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The American Shakespeare Center (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com April 13 Founder’s Day and Jefferson’s Birthday Celebration at Monticello, West Lawn (434) 984-9800, monticello.org April 13 Vine & Dine: Jefferson’s Birthday at Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery (434) 984-4855, trumpwinery.com

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April 15 Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting at Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org April 16 Easter Celebration at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com April 16 Easter Sunday Winemakers Brunch at Veritas Vineyard & Winery (540) 456-8000, veritaswines.com April 18 The Chainsmokers at John Paul Jones Arena (888) 575-8497, johnpauljonesarena.com April 20 Ween at Sprint Pavilion (434) 245-4910, sprintpavilion.com April 20-22 Spring Dance Concert at Culbreth Theatre, UVA (434) 924-3376, virginia.edu April 21-23 P. Buckley Moss Barn Show at The Barn, Waynesboro (540) 949-6473, pbuckleymoss.com April 21-May 13 The Realistic Joneses at Live Arts Theater (434) 977-4177, livearts.org April 22 The Hard Cider Run 5K at Albemarle CiderWorks (434) 297-2326, thehardciderrun.com April 22 An Evening with Morels at Barboursville Vineyards, Piedmont Arcades (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com


The

2017 Spring Running of

Foxfield Races GARTH ROAD, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22901

Saturday, April 29, 2017 Gates Open 9:00 am

Gates

September 15 Peyton Tochterman On A Horse with Scott Kirby at T Southern Cafe and Music Hall 977 Closethesoutherncville.com 5:30 pm

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Festivals & Events April 22 Upfront: Dance•Drink•Splendor at the CB Studio Theatre (434) 973-2555, charlottesvilleballet.org April 22-29 Historic Garden Week in Virginia (804) 644-7776, vagardenweek.org April 23 Charlottesville Municipal Band Dogwood Festival Spring Concert at PVCC, V. Earl Dickinson Building (434) 295-9850, cvilleband.org April 23 Parachute at The Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

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April 24 Garden Week Conversation With Julia Reed at Monticello (434) 984-9880, monticello.org April 25 Riverdance at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, facebook.com/riverdance April 28 James Monroe’s 259th Birthday at James Monroe Highland (434) 293-8000, highland.org

April 29 Spring Races at Foxfield (434) 293-9501, foxfieldraces.com April 29 Spring Dinner at Caromont Farm caromontcheese.com May 5 Friday Def Leppard at John Paul Jones Arena (888) 575-8497, johnpauljonesarena.com May 6 IPA JamBEERee Festival at Hangar Park at Starr Hill Brewery (434) 823-5671, starrhill.com May 12 Friday Kris Kristofferson at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net May 12-June 18 Peter Skinner: Paintings at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery (434) 973-5566, lesyeuxdumonde.com May 13-14 Crozet Spring Arts & Crafts Festival at Claudius Crozet Park crozetfestival.com

THIS SPRING AT THE PARAMOUNT! Rosanne Cash MAR 9 Met Live in HD: La Traviata MAR 11 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat MAR 26 National Theatre Live in HD: Saint Joan APR 2 Eric Owens APR 15 Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live MAY 6 New Shows Announced All The Time! www.theparamount.net

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Festivals & Events May 14 Mother’s Day Winemaker’s Brunch at Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Saddleback Hall (540) 456-8000 , veritaswines.com

June 2 First Fridays Under the Stars at Ivy Creek Natural Area (434) 973-7772, ivycreekfoundation.org

May 26-28 Memorial Day Weekend at Tasting Room at Trump Winery (434) 984-4855, trumpwinery.com

June 2-4 Shakespeare Under the Stars: King Lear at Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org

May 27 17th Annual ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival at Massanutten Resort (540) 434-3862, valleyfestbeerandwine.com

June 3 Historic Landscape Tour at James Madison Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org

May 27 Wine and Roses at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants (434) 984-9800, monticello.org

June 10 BBQ Bonanza! at First Colony Winery firstcolonywinery.com

May 27 & 28 Virginia Hot Glass Festival at Sunspots Studios (540) 885-0678, sunspots.com

June 17 Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyard and Winery (540) 456-8000 , veritaswines.com

Read. Think. Discuss. Repeat. Join us every March for five days devoted to books, reading, and literacy at venues across Charlottesville and Albemarle County, including more than 200 free programs for readers of all ages.

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May 28-October Roseland Polo at King Family Vineyards (434) 823-7800, kingfamilyvineyards.com

June 10 8th Annual Grace Church Historic Farm Tour at Various Locations in Keswick gracefarmtour.org


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Historic Garden Week in Charlottesville If you want to get an exclusive peek at some of Virginia’s most stunning private properties, visit Charlottesville during Historic Garden Week from April 22-29. During “America’s Largest Open House,” you’ll walk through gardens awash in springtime blooms, visit antique-filled homes and tour famous landmarks, all facilitated by the Garden Club of Virginia.

On Saturday, April 22, Morven, a magnificent 19th-century estate built in late-Georgian and Federal style on the National Register of Historic Places will open its doors. A part of the Historic Garden Week since it began over 80 years ago, Morven has selected antiques, Oriental rugs and documentary reproductions that complement the elegant wallpapers, carpets and fabrics. The grounds of this 7,400-acre estate contain unusual trees, including a pair of Osage oranges, the state champion Chinese chestnut and a lovely dove tree. Also on April 22, three private homes built by Major William A. Jennings in Orange County are also open for tours, as well as Spotswood Lodge.

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At Monticello, enjoy talks by the estate’s experts and discover the flora that define our horticultural heritage. Scheduled events include free lectures (registration required) about the estate’s historic landscape by Monticello’s flower gardener Debbie Donley and vegetable gardener Pat Brodowski. On April 23, enjoy tours of five stunning Albemarle County properties with Blue Ridge Mountain views, like Fox Ridge Estate, an active equestrian farm on 280 acres. The property, which is part of the Farmington Hunt Club territory, has a Quaker Cottage, a Williamsburg-inspired garden and 1945 Neo-Georgian home that was recently updated. You can see more of the Fox Ridge home featured in the upcoming book four of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living. Photo: Catriona Tudor Erler

The Southfield gardens are another stunning part of this year’s tour with a pastoral view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the hardwood and understory trees and azaleas. The Southfield home was built in 1982 and the current owners have lived there since 1999. On Monday, April 24, join free tours of the gardens surrounding UVA’s world-famous Academical Village. Stroll through some of the Pavilions, which are still used as teaching facilities and faculty living quarters as Jefferson had intended, as well as nearby Carr’s Hill, Photo: Rivanna Garden Club home to eight of UVA’s presidents, completed in 1909. Pavilions in the tour include Pavilion IV, home to Larry Sabato. While visiting the Pavilion’s, attendees can also see West Range Room 13, the room where Edgar Allen Poe stayed during his year at the University of Virginia. Go to vagardenweek.org for more information and tickets. 48

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Welcoming Places to Stay Sweet Dreams From a romantic country bed and breakfast with mountain views or a smiling valet who strides out to meet you at one of our elegant world-class hotels to every style of accommodation in between, Charlottesville offers the finest in lodging choices and comforts. Charlottesville is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Virginia, greeting thousands of travelers each year who come to soak up the beauty of our Blue Ridge Mountains, tour world-class historic attractions and attend popular festivals, concerts or University of Virginia sporting events. Charlottesville’s central location in Virginia makes it an ideal point from which to daytrip to from any point of interest around the state.

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When planning your visit, be sure to make your reservations in advance. Many frequent visitors to our area come back, year after year, to stay in their favorite sought-after hotels and B&Bs. Wherever you choose to stay, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our hospitality.

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Relax in our spacious guestrooms featuring the Hyatt Grand Bed,TM a Cozy corner sofa-sleeper and a 42-inch flat-panel HDTV. Enjoy our free a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM or try a bite from our 24/7 Gallery Menu. Centrally located in The Shops at Stonefield, discover entertainment, shopping, and dining just steps away. Never settle for staying any place less than Hyatt Place. To book, visit hyattplacecharlottesville.com Hyatt Place Charlottesville 2100 Bond Street Charlottesville, VA 22901 800.993.4751 Welcome to a different place.


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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 crisp, 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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The Inn at Monticello (434) 979-3593

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Angel Nest (434) 996-4479

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Chesley Creek Farm Cabins

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Charm, history and nature – our area’s bed and breakfasts have all three. With no two rooms alike, you’ll have plenty to choose from when selecting a cottage, suite or room that reflects your personal style and needs. At any one of the area’s bed and breakfasts, you’ll enjoy all the experiences of a home away from home.


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Celebrating Tradition... Enter a world of British tradition, with all the pleasures of a fine hotel blended with the charm of a country inn. • A complimentary full hot breakfast buffet included with your stay! • The LARGEST heated indoor pool in the area! • 100% non-smoking property, close to everything! • Newly renovated

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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!

Charlottesville’s geographic proximity in the center of Virginia provides residents with far more than just the gentle rivers, rolling pastures, mild seasons and an easy, two-and-a-half-hour drive to Washington, D.C. or the Atlantic coast. 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 has been recognized with the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award. Now that you know a little more about all the great local offerings, turn to page 65 for details on how to get settled in your new home.

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If you are new to the Greater Charlottesville area or starting a new phase in life, such as retirement, check out our website to see all the wonderful opportunities to meet new people that await you. Our mission --for more than 50 years-- is to welcome new members to the greater Charlottesville region and to provide interesting, fun activities for all Newcomers Club members. There are special events throughout the year. With more than 400 members there is something for everyone. Join us! Become a member.

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The Scoop on UVA The University of Virginia is a bastion of tradition founded by Thomas Jefferson, the most popular man in town. Those who are fond of him often refer to him as TJ or Mr. Jefferson. Whether you’re preparing to enter its 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 University of Virginia, Dan Addison, VA Public Aff. & Lee baseball fans dubbed the UVA players “wahoos” during their fierce in-state rivalry back in the 1890s. By 1940, “Wahoos” was in general use to denote the 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.” 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. 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.

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Becoming a Local

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) 277-2177, aep.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 Landfill or hire a private collection firm, many of which use our single-stream recycling center — so no sorting is necessary, and the majority of your waste gets recycled. 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 Internet connections are available through CenturyLink, centurylink.com; Comcast, comcast.com; and nTelos, sprint.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. CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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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. Read more about the area’s growing industry in our new Vineyard Guide on page 22. Valorie Easter Valorie Easter & Co.

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Why Not Retire Here? With a temperate climate, beautiful scenery, expert medical care and a thriving cultural environment, it should come as no surprise that Charlottesville is a popular retirement location. Learning institutions such as Piedmont Virginia Community College and UVA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offer courses to suit all interests. Many local gyms and fitness facilities offer senior classes, and the golf courses, tennis courts and walking trails are very popular, too. Where to Retire magazine recently named Charlottesville as one of the country’s “Dynamic Locales For Walkable Living.” Plus, there are many rewarding volunteer opportunities available locally, and our award-winning Senior Center has a great mix of programs and travel choices, such as a jaunt to Nashville or a trip to Ireland. Charlottesville is also proud to be home to two great medical centers, the University of Virginia Health System and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, both offering outstanding health care on the cutting edge of medicine. With the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport as a convenient gateway to a world of destinations and the coast only a couple of hours away, it’s no wonder Money Magazine rated Charlottesville as the No. 2 place to retire young!

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Becoming a Local Education Matters 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.

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Ever hear of the “McGuffey Reader,” one of the best-known early school books? A celebrated community leader and profound contributor to education, “McGuffey Reader” author William H. McGuffey spent the last 28 years of his life in Charlottesville, was a professor at UVA and is buried on the University Grounds. There’s no doubt that education is emphasized throughout our community. 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 projectbased learning, immersion language curriculums and multi-age classrooms, students have the tools needed to learn and apply in all aspects of life. According to Dr. Rosa Atkins, Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools, “We are adding iSTEM teachers in all of our schools to lay a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and math.” Dr. Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools, shares that, “Truly authentic learning in the contemporary classroom is all about creativity, deep thinking, problem-solving, entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork, risk-taking and discovery.” Learn all about Charlottesville’s educational opportunities at CharlottesvilleFamily.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. 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. During the warmer months, well-behaved pets are 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 offleash. 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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Becoming a Local Touring Charlottesville A well crafted tour can be the perfect way to explore Charlottesville’s best spots for food, wine, craft beverages, art and more. It’s about selecting the right itinerary and tour for your interests, so as to learn something new at each stop, whether it be a new Virginia varietal of award-winning wine, a locally made brew or even discovering a native en plein air painter.

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The many available tours will expose you to some of the area’s renowned experts in their fields, allowing you to taste delicious farm-to-table cuisine or immerse yourself in the culture of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia. 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, try a behind-the-scenes wine tour, where you can learn everything there is to know about wine making, or set out on a winery guided bike tour. A variety of craft brew tours are offered as well, where you can learn about the hops and sample the brewmaster’s selection. And you can’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, and all right here in our beloved Charlottesville. Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society albemarlehistory.org

Cville Hop on Tours (beverage, scenic, etc.) cvillehopontours.com

Albemarle Limousine (wine & custom) albemarlelimousine.com

Cville Tours (beverage, art, food, history, etc.) cvilletours.com

A & A Limousine (wine & custom) aandalimo.com

Indian Summer Guides (horseback) indiansummerguideservice.com

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

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

Rivanna River Co. (kayaks, canoes, tubes) Blue Ridge Hiking Co. (day & overnight) rivannarivercompany.com blueridgehikingco.com Taste of Virginia Food Tours Blue Ridge Wine Excursions tasteofvirginiafoodtours.com blueridgewineexcursions.com UVA Guides (historical on grounds) Camryn Limousine (art, beverage, etc.) uvaguides.org camryn-limo.com 66

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Becoming a Local

Your Health Care

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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. Seven programs at the University of Virginia Health System achieved Top 100 rankings in the 20142015 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” guide: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology. 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. You’ll find a wide variety of specialists in many fields, from chiropractors to dentists, to holistic practitioners. Fitness and wellness are held in high regard here, as evidenced by our bevy of local gyms, city-sponsored athletic programs and our popular golf courses, walking trails and tennis clubs.

Comprehensive care Pediatric from infancy to young adulthood Associates of CharlottesvillePLC Office Hours By Appointment Evening & Weekends until 9pm Urgent Care Available One of Our Physicians On Call After Hours Onsite Lactation Consultant

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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.


Becoming a Local 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. Albemarle County’s historic roots extend equally as far. The county is named in honor of William Anne van Keppel. He was the second Earl of Photo credit: National Park Service Albemarle and served as 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 and as a city in 1888. One reason Charlottesville has so many transplanted residents is that it’s a small city — just over 10.4 square miles with approximately 48,000 residents — but it has the trappings of a big one. Musical acts and dramatic performances, fine dining, lovely shops — all are available in abundance. Covering 726 square miles, the county’s population is more than double that of the city, at about 103,000. Both city and county are fascinating places to explore and wonderful locales to call home, and we welcome you!

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