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SPRING 2018

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


2018 Spring Running of

GARTH ROAD, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22901

Saturday, April 28, 2018 Gates Open 9:00 am Gates Close 5:30 pm Benefiting

JEFFERSON AREA CHiP

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WHERE TO SHOP

For Every Occasion CHARLOTTESVILLEFASHIONSQUARE.COM 1600 East Rio, Charlottesville, VA

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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Publishers Robin Johnson Bethke Jennifer Bryerton

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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 Danielle Burr, Barbara A. Tompkins

Let us sweep you away for a romantic weekend! Enjoy dinner for two at Aberdeen Barn, a stay at The Draftsman Hotel, a tour at Jefferson’s Monticello, and wine tours at Blenheim Vineyards and First Colony Winery.

Senior Marketing Consultant Susan Powell Marketing Consultants Allison Muss, Carter Schotta, Jenny Stoltz Office Administrator Christine DeLellis-Wheatley Marketing Concierge Abigail Sewell Bookkeeper Theresa Klopp Intern Sarah Payne Circulation Manager Ray Whitson‑‑

Photo Credit: (cover) Jennifer Jones (photo strip, left to right) Thinkstock.

This Spring’s wonderful getaway will be hosted by the following fine establishments: Please direct all correspondence to:

Ivy Publications, LLC 4282 Ivy Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903 voice 434.984.4713 fax 434.984.4813

Enter at CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com There is no purchase necessary but you must be twenty one (21) years of age or older and a legal resident of Virginia at the time of entry to win. See website for complete contest rules.

The Charlottesville Welcome Book is published quarterly by Ivy Publications, LLC. The views and opinions expressed by the writers and advertisers do not necessarily represent those of Ivy Publications, LLC, its officers, staff or contributors. The information presented here is for informational purposes only and although every effort has been made to present accurate information, we do not in any way accept responsibility for the accuracy of or consequences from the use of this information or for the businesses and organizations presented herein. We urge everyone to confirm any information given herein. All images not credited are property of and provided by Thinkstock by Gettyimages. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in part or in whole without the express written consent of the publisher. Copyright ©2018. All rights reserved.


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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 and National Geographic named it the third happiest place in the United States! 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 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! Welcome to . . .

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Attractions & Museums Monticello in Spring Glory

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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 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/Mary Porter 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 Monticello, Jefferson’s 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 Jefferson designed for his famous letters. Quench your curiosity with the Behind-the-Scenes House Tour. This guided tour includes the second-floor bedrooms once occupied by Jefferson’s family, and the distinctive third-floor Dome Room. You will see unique interior architectural features, learn about on-going historic restoration efforts and gain insight into life at Monticello. If you are looking for a seasonal experience, take the Spring Wildflower Walk on April 5, 12, 14 or 21, or, if you want a more leisurely experience, explore the beauty and variety of Monticello’s grounds on the Grounds and Garden Tour. Surely, the highlight of the spring season is Historic Garden Week with special events at Monticello the week of April 21-28. Monticello also offers gardening and art workshops, among others. See our Events Calendar on page 44 for more details. History buffs can visit April 13 to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birth with the annual Founder’s Day and Birthday Celebration. Family-friendly tours are also offered throughout the year and feature hands-on opportunities especially designed for children ages 5-11. For more tours and events, visit monticello.org.

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More Historical Riches When visiting Monticello, make sure you save time for James Monroe Highland, the plantation home of our fifth president, James Monroe. Just two-and-a-half miles down the road from Monticello, the historic presidential residence is also a working farm. Visitors are invited to tour the residence, explore the amazing boxwood gardens and learn about President Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth.

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For those seeing both James Monroe’s Highland and Monticello on the same day, the perfect lunch break can be found at the 18th-century Michie Tavern, just down the road from Monticello. Established in 1784 by Colonel William Michie, the rustic restaurant features hearty Southern fare and servers in period attire. Another presidential property to explore is James Madison Montpelier, the home of James and Dolly Madison. While visiting the 2,750-acre estate and mansion, you will discover historic buildings, engaging exhibits, active archeological dig sites and more.

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Scenic Scottsville Located along the James River, the town of Scottsville is about 30 minutes south of Charlottesville. Founded in the 18th century, Scottsville exudes small town charm with historic and recreational fun. Start your visit by strolling through the historic district. Enjoy beautiful architecture, antique shops, delicious food, local brews and a museum capturing the town’s transformation from an 18th-century settlement to a bustling 19th-century river and canal port. Across from the Scottsville Museum, visitors can tour Canal Basin Square, an outdoor transportation park on Main Street. Learn about the area’s history and relationship with the James River. Explore a scale model canal lock, a full-size batteau replica and more.

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Head to Scottsville’s park for James River views or enjoy the many walking trails. With the Rivanna River Co., you can rent a canoe, kayak or tube for a river or camping trip. Or, take a look into hunting and fishing expeditions in the area. Venture farther down country lanes to the scenic beauty of nearby vineyards and horse farms. No matter your plans, it is sure to be memorable.

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Attractions & Museums Discover Gordonsville Formerly 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.

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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 streets of Gordonsville, shoppers can visit a plethora of charming specialty boutiques and shops with everything from high fashion and jewelry to housewares, art work and artisan goods. Love antiques? The town is also 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 southern barbeque to elegant French restaurants. For visitors with a sweet tooth, the town’s bakery and candy store are sure to delight. Love wine? Enjoy a short scenic drive to nearby vineyards for tastings, stunning views and unique events. Beautiful inns 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, there is plenty to love and explore here.

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Antiques. Find them in a town that loves (its) history. CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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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.

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

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Fun Especially for Families Where Families Play A fun way for families to see Charlottesville is to hop abroad 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. In addition to the exciting games and learning exhibits, this children’s museum offers visitors the chance to explore Charlottesville in miniature form. Little C’Ville, one of the museum’s exhibits, includes a mini bread bakery, The Paramount Theater and the post office. Three new exhibits — Discovery Farm, Discover Outdoors and Financial Fundamentals — are also opening this spring. 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 with stunning world-famous views and nature of the wild kind, visit 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 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 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. Vineyards in our Monticello AVA benefit from a natural east-southeast exposure and mild winter temperatures.

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Now the fifth largest wine-producing state in the country, Virginia has received both national and international acclaim for its wines. 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. Whatever your palate desires — flowery, fruity, smoky or light — you’re sure to find it here.

An old world family heritage blends a new world wine tradition with Virginia terroir.

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The finest wines from grapes tailored to Central Virginia soil.

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Vineyard Tours & Tastings 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. From historical tours near Monticello and winery, brewery and foodie tastings, to adventurous outings, you can find it all in our beloved area. 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

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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

Our wines tell the history of the land.

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Top Shelf, a premium tour & transportation company, specializes in providing leisurely tours for history buffs, as well as wine, brew, cider & spirit enthusiasts. You will not only be paired with a knowledgeable driver but also assisted in planning your tour and finalizing every detail down to a gourmet food option. Don’t settle for the ordinary ... choose extraordinary. Sit back, relax and enjoy your tour in “Top Shelf ” style.

www.topshelftransportation.com

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The Winery at Seven Oaks Farm

Situated on over 100 acres of rolling hills surrounded by the

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and seated tastings and wine club members.

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Vineyard Tours & Tastings Spring Wine Events

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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 find their way through 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. You can also plan a wine tour through one of the area’s transportation companies and enjoy being driven to various wineries. Visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com for event dates and more great listings and ideas. Wine events and festivals bring thousands of visitors to the area. They come to taste the variety of flavors, enjoy local music and take in the glorious country views. In addition, many wineries offer tours, barrel and vertical flight tastings, multi-course wine-pairing meals and special events for connoisseurs and novices alike. This spring, we suggest at your favorite vineyard with wine by-the-glass or a bottle purchased from the tasting room. Many vineyards also offer meat, cheese and baguette platters for snacking.

MAY 7-12 Charlottesville

A Week of Celebrating the Best of Central Virginia Wines TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 23 at 10 a.m. For ticket and event info: monticellowinetrailfestival.com

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Our 28th Annual award-winning wine festival has a new name this year! The past 27 years, wine lovers have come out to enjoy a day on the historic Montpelier grounds enjoying unique wines from all over Virginia. This year is an historic year for our wine festival as it will be the last year at Montpelier. It will now be called Orange Uncorked Wine Festival with an exciting new venue in 2019 with new wineries and entertainment! Join us for this year’s historic festival and be part of the excitement of Orange Uncorked!

PRESALE TICKETS ARE RECOMMENDED | Available on Eventbrite eventbrite.com/e/orange-uncorked-wine-festival-at-montpelier-tickets-42763434584. Rain or Shine!

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Best of the Brew Beer, Cider & Spirits Charlottesville is proud to be home to a myriad of microbrewers, taphouses, distilleries and cideries. Thomas Jefferson took great interest in creating not only wines, but also beers and ciders. Monticello, in conjunction with our own homegrown Starr Hill Brewery, crafted an artisanal beer: Monticello Reserve Ale — now the official beer of Monticello.

A few times a year, local, regional and national breweries come together for a variety of beer festivals. These events are a great way to sample many different craft beverages. Nelson County, VA

2016 World Beer Cup Champion

Visit us online to map out your tastings tour! CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

Open Daily at 11:30 am

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In addition to Jefferson’s home-brewed beer, hard cider was another everyday table drink made from Monticello’s apples. One local cidery uses Jefferson’s favorite variety 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, while another cidery makes a delightful perry, a fermented pear juice. Virginia also has a long history of whiskey distilleries. The distillery at George Washington’s home Mount Vernon is still in operation and was once the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons.


Best of the Brew

“Top 100 places to drink beer in America.” Imbibe 2008

“Top 100 Beer Bars”

Draft Magazine 2014, 2015, 2016

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 24 rotating drafts, 1000+ bottled & canned beers and ciders, as well as over 500 wines with many local, organic and biodynamic offerings.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Jefferson’s Love of Food & Wine A man with many passions, Thomas Jefferson is sometimes called “America’s first wine expert” due to his extensive experimentation in viticulture and oenology. When visiting Monticello, be sure to check out Jefferson’s original, restored dumbwaiter and restored wine cellar in the passage beneath the house. Virginia is considered the birthplace of American wine. Jefferson’s dream to produce great local wines continues to this day with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation partnering with the 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. For more great content on local wine and foods, visit CharlottesvilleWineandCountryLiving.com.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style

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 many local restaurants. 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. 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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Monday Nights $5 off Shrimp Wednesday Wine Down Night Thursday Nights 75¢ Oyster Night

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

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Little Neva’s Bakery 29 North 434-978-4313 UVA Area 434-979-2424 Downtown 434-977-2676 Pantops 434-293-3538

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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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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. This spring, explore special exhibits, such as “From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture & Design.” This exhibit, a part of the University of Virginia’s bicentennial celebration, examines Jefferson’s work in architecture and can be viewed until April 29. At art gallery Chroma projects, you can also see “Submerged: Underwater Photography by Alexandria Searls, Underwater Sound Composition by Morgan McLeod” during the month of April. Harris Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery, 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 13, you can experience “Carol McGregor: Repositories of Recognition” 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 30–April 29, you can see “Not Just Black and White: Suzanne Tanner Chitwood, David Hawkins, Ivy Naté, Nick Watson,” at Les Yeux du Monde. Check out P. Buckley Moss’ Downtown Waynesboro Gallery or Barn Show, as well when you are in the area. You can enjoy her Barn Show April 20–22 this spring. 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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“ 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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A destination for the best in contemporary art & modern masters

2 Convenient P. Buckley Moss Art Gallery Locations 223 Gilbert St Blacksburg 540-552-6446 mossblacksburg@verizon.net Mon - Sat 11am - 6 pm & by appointment

329 West Main St Waynesboro 540-949-6473

Order by Phone or Online P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd. 1-800-430-1320 pbuckleymoss.com

841 Wolf Trap RD . CHARLOTTESVILLE VA 22911 434.973.5566 OR 434.882.2620 www.lydm.co EXHIBITIONS

Pam Black . Sally Bowring . Lou Jordan . Judy McLeod . Suzanne Tanner Chitwood . David Hawkins . Ivy Naté . Nick Watson . Jessie Coles . CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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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 “Hamlet” and “Macbeth.” In nearby Barboursville, Four County Players, a talented community theater, brings us exciting shows this season, including “Avenue Q” from May 4–20 Also this spring, The Paramount Theater welcomes a variety of acts, including “Charlottesville Ballet Presents: A Decade of Dance at The Paramount Theater” in May and “Exhibition on Screen Series: I, Claude Monet” in June. The Live Arts Theater presents many unique shows, like “The Liar” in May and June.

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Music fans will also be excited to see big names, like Styx & REO Speedwagon and P!NK at the John Paul Jones Arena. Another large venue in Charlottesville, The Sprint Pavilion, will host must-see performers, including The National in April and Vance Joy in May. For a smaller music venue, visit the Jefferson Theater or The Southern Music Hall & Cafe. In March you can enjoy ROCKN’ to LOCKN’ at the Jefferson, and in April, you can see L.Y.A.O Comedy With Rory Scovel at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall. Also this season, music lovers can enjoy “Victory Hall Opera and Monticello Presents: Monticello Overheard.” And, be sure to look for the start of the Charlottesville Opera’s 41st season this summer.

Sprint Wireless Pavilion

The classical music lover can find plenty of performances in Charlottesville as well. The Charlottesville Municipal Band celebrates its 96th season this year and will host the Dogwood Festival Spring Concert in April. In addition, the Charlottesville Symphony will continue its Masterworks Series with “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” in March at Old Cabell Hall on the University of Virginia’s grounds. For information on other spring shows and series, check out our calendar at CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

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2018

DOgwOOD FeStival Spring COnCert Sunday, April 22 | 3:30pm Dickinson Theater, PVCC free admission

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2018 Summer COnCertS

Stephen R. Layman Stephen R. Layman, Music DirectorMusic Director

Tuesday, June 5 | 7:30pm | Claudius Crozet Park Tuesday, June 19 | 7:30pm | Paramount Theater Tuesday, July 3 | 7:30pm | Paramount Theater Wednesday, July 4 | 9am | Monticello Tuesday, July 17 | 7:30pm | Paramount Theater Tuesday, July 31 | 7:30pm | Paramount Theater Tuesday, August 14 | 7:30pm | TBA

Ninety-Second Summer Season at the

Soundtrack of the Community since 1922

Paramount Theater

Great American Composers Bernstein, Copland & Gershwin

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

Guest Artists: U.S Army Chorus

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James Simmons and Free Family Friendly Festival Charles Torian, guest conductors Music • Crafts • Food

Sunday, May 6 and Screen Music from Stage

Tues. 7/15 8:00 p.m. Tues. 7/29 8:00 p.m. Tues. 8/12 8:00 p.m.

12—5 PM

Central Virginia’s Longest Running Community Theater

Family Night

Gary Fagan, guest conductor

Celebrate the Big

All concerts are FREE and open to the public. Seating is General Admission. Doors open at 7:30 Ensemble Lobby Concerts at 7:15 prior to each performance.

Celebrating Virginia’s Folk Masters

James Monroe’s Highland

2050 James Monroe Pkwy ● Charlottesville VA 22902

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NOISES OFF

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Mainstage • March 9 -Charles 25, 2018Dickens Based on the classic novel by One of our most-requested shows ever, and regarded by many as the funniest play everMAINSTAGE written, this multiple award-winning manic Bands farce follows a motley touringby company rehearsing Directed Joncey Boggsand performing a

flop called Nothing’s On.&Slamming doors, on13, and14, offstage November 22, 23, 30 December 6, 7, 2013intrigue, at 8PM clashing personalities, and an errant herring all figure into the plot of 24 & December 8, 15, 2013 at 2:30PM thisNovember dizzying, side-splittingly hilarious1,comedy. From dropped lines to Tickets: Seniors Children/$12 dropped Adults/$16; trousers, you’re sure to &getStudents/$14; your laugh on with Noises Off!

SoNGS IN ThE CEllAr AVENUE Q Backwards Broadway: Mainstage • May 4 - 20,Revue 2018 A New Musical This ain’t your mama’s puppet show! This musical comedy tells the Music & Lyrics by Jeff Marx & Robert Lopez • Book by Jeff Whitty Directed by Edward Warwick White

February 7 & 8, 2014 at 8PM story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a at out 2:30PM shabby New YorkFebruary apartment9,all2014 the way on Avenue Q. He and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their everelusive purpose in life. Filled with naughty, gut-busting humor and a witty, catchy score, it’s a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for February audiences everywhere. Winneratof8PM the Tony “Triple 21 & 22, 2014 Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is February 23,and 2014 at 2:30PM part flesh, part felt, a whole lot of heart.

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

Festivals & Events

What to See & Do

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Now Through April 4 First Wednesdays at King Family Vineyards (434) 823-7800, kingfamilyvineyards.com Now Through April 7 Hamlet at American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com Now Through April 29 From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture and Design at The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA (434) 924-3592, uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu

Now Through May 13 Carol McGregor: Repositories of Recognition at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum (434) 244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org March 10–August 25 18th Annual VSA Visual Arts Exhibit at Carver Recreation Center (434) 972-1730, charlottesville.org March 16 ROCKN’ to LOCKN’ at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com March 16 James Madison’s Birthday Celebration at Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org March 17 Spring Thaw Trail Run and Bike Race at Early Mountain Vineyards (540) 948-9005, runsignup.com March 17 St. Patrick’s Weekend Party at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com

THIS SPRING AT THE PARAMOUNT! PARAMOUNT PRESENTS:

'ERTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE • MAR 25 THE GRUFFALO LIVE ON STAGE • MAY 13 PARAMOUNT PRESENTS EXHIBITION ON SCREEN:

CÈZANNE - PORTRAITS OF A LIFE MAR 28 MET LIVE IN HD PRESENTS:

CENDRILLON • APR 28 LUISA MILLER • MAY 12 New Shows Announced All The Time! www.theparamount.net

PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: THE GRUFFALO LIVE ON STAGE! MOTHER'S DAY • MAY 13

THE PARAMOUNT THEATER | 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA | 434.979.1333 SPONSORED BY

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Festivals Festivals & Events & Events March 21–25 Annual Virginia Festival of the Book at various venues (434) 924-3296, vabook.org

March 24–April 21 Annual Dogwood Festival at various locations (434) 961-9824, charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org

March 21 60-Minute Gourmet Cooking Class at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards (434) 202-8063, pippinhillfarm.com

March 30–31 Dinner Theater at CrossKeys Vineyards (540) 234-0505, crosskeysvineyards.com

March 24 Charlottesville Ten Miler cvilletenmiler.com

March 30–April 29 Not Just Black and White: Suzanne Tanner Chitwood, David Hawkins, Ivy Naté, Nick Watson at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery (434) 882-2620, lydm.co

March 24 In Pursuit of Truth: An Evening with the National Book Awards at The Paramount Theater theparamount.net March 24 Starting a Vineyard at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org

April 1 Easter Sunday Winemaker’s Brunch at Veritas Vineyard & Winery (540) 456-8000, veritaswines.com April 2 L.Y.A.O Comedy With Rory Scovel at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (434) 977-5590, thesoutherncville.com

Castle Hill Cider,

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Come visit. Drink our award-winning ciders. Wander the gorgeous grounds. 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. 434.296.0047 • castlehillcider.com • 6065 Turkey Sag Road, Keswick CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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March 24 & 25 Masterworks Series: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at Old Cabell Hall and MLK Jr. Performing Arts Center (434) 924-3376, cvillesymphony.org

April 1 Easter Celebration at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com


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April 13 Founder’s Day and Jefferson’s Birthday Celebration at Monticello, West Lawn (434) 984-9800, monticello.org April 13–15 Richmond African Violet Society Show and Sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (804) 262-9887, lewisginter.org

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April 4 Styx & REO Speedwagon at John Paul Jones Arena (800) 745-3000, johnpauljonesarena.com April 5, 12, 14 & 21 Spring Wildflower Walk at The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, Monticello (434) 984-9880, monticello.org April 6–28 Submerged: Underwater Photography by Alexandria Searls, Underwater Sound Composition by Morgan McLeod (434) 806-9667, chromaprojects.com April 7 Annual Highland Sheep Shearing at James Monroe’s Highland (434) 293-8000, highland.org April 7 BE BOLD 4 Miler at Bold Rock Nellysford Cider Barn, Nellysford (434) 361-1030, corkscrewracing.com April 7 Charlottesville Marathon/Half Marathon/Marathon Relay/8K Road Race (434) 218-0402, charlottesvillemarathon.com April 9–15 Spring Tom Tom Founders Festival at Downtown Mall (919) 749-3776, tomtomfest.com April 12 Vine & Dine: Jefferson’s Birthday at Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery (434) 984-4855, trumpwinery.com April 12–June 9 Macbeth at American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar’s Playhouse (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com 46

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April 14 5th Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting at Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org April 19 P!NK: Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018 at John Paul Jones Arena johnpauljonesarena.com April 20–22 P. Buckley Moss Barn Show at The Barn, Waynesboro (540) 949-6473, pbuckleymoss.com April 21 The Hard Cider Run 5K at Albemarle CiderWorks (434) 297-2326, thehardciderrun.com April 21–28 85th Annual Historic Garden Week at Albemarle County, Charlottesville and surrounding counties (804) 644-7776, vagardenweek.org April 22 Charlottesville Municipal Band Dogwood Festival Spring Concert at Piedmont Virginia Community College’s V. Earl Dickinson Building cvilleband.org April 24 Anderson East at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com April 25 Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Violet Crown Cinema (434) 971-1553, wildvirginia.org April 28 Spring Races at Foxfield (434) 293-9501, foxfieldraces.com April 30 The National at Sprint Pavilion (877) 272-8849, sprintpavilion.com


Join us in 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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The Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival has celebrated and supported Fine Artists and Crafters for 38 years, presenting a juried selection of exquisite work at our award-winning bi-annual events. Join us Mother’s Day Weekend 2018 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

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Festivals & Events May 4–20 Avenue Q at Four County Players Mainstage (540) 832-5355, fourcp.org May 5 Charlottesville Ballet Presents: A Decade of Dance at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net May 5–6 Orange Uncorked Wine Festival at James Madison’s Montpelier . facebook.com/orangeuncorked May 5–20 Design House Tours at 2525 Wind River Rd. cvilledesignhouse.com May 6 Spring Dinner at Caromont Farm caromontfarm.com

May 7–12 7th Annual Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival at Various Locations monticellowinetrailfestival.com

May 12 The Essentials of Cheesemaking at Caromont Farm Kitchen, Esmont facebook.com/events/140194093342036 May 12 & 13 38th Annual Crozet Spring Arts & Crafts Festival at Claudius Crozet Park (434) 326-8284, crozetfestival.com May 13 Mother’s Day Brunch at Trump Winery (434) 977-3895, trumpwinery.com May 13 Mother’s Day Winemaker’s Brunch at Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Saddleback Hall (540) 456-8000, veritaswines.com May 15 Vance Joy at Sprint Pavilion (877) 272-8849, sprintpavilion.com May 18–June 3 The Liar at Live Arts Gibson Theater (434) 977-4177, livearts.org

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Festivals & Events May 19 31st Annual Tour de Madison at Graves’ Mountain Lodge, Syria bikereg.comn May 19 Wine and Roses at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants (434) 984-9800, monticello.org

May 31–June 9 Shakespeare Under the Stars: Love’s Labour’s Lost at Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org June 9 Grace Church Historic Farm Tour at Grace Church gracefarmtour.org

May 26 18th Annual ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival at Massanutten Resort (540) 434-3862, valleyfestbeerandwine.com

June 9–September 8 Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyard & Winery (540) 456-8000, veritaswines.com

May 27 First Polo Match of the Year at King Family Vineyards (434) 823-7800, kingfamilyvineyards.com

June 15–17 10 Year Party at Pollak Vineyards, Greenwood (540) 456-8844, pollakvineyards.com

May 30 & 31 Victory Hall Opera and Monticello Presents: Monticello Overheard at Monticello, Entrance Hall (434) 227-9978, victoryhallopera.org

June 17 Father’s Day at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org

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May 31–June 2 26th Annual Graves’ Mountain Festival of Music at Graves’ Mountain Lodge, Syria (540) 923-4231, gravesmountain.com

June 21 Exhibition on Screen Series: I, Claude Monet at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net


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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 21-28. 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 21, weather permitting, 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, stunning homes in nearby Orange County will be open for tours.

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On April 22, enjoy tours of five stunning Albemarle County properties with Blue Ridge Mountain views, like Ben-Coolyn, a 145-acre farm. This stunning property includes rolling pastures, garden rooms around the home and an arboretum. Castle Hill another historic and stunning part of this year’s tour, includes a magnificant two-part home dating back to 1764 and 1823. The 600-acre estate meets the property on which Castle Hill Cider sits (formerly part of the estate). Known for its formal gardens and rich history, Castle Hill is a Virginia Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. You can see more of the Castle Hill home featured in the upcoming book six of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living.

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On Monday, April 23, 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. Nearby Carr’s Hill, which was completed in 1909, has been the home to eight of UVA’s presidents, including Teresa Sullivan. Pavilions in the tour include Pavilion VII, also known as the Colonnade Club. 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.

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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 spring 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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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.

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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 to daytrip to or from any point of interest around the state. When planning your visit, be sure to make your reservations in advance. Many frequent visitors 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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Located in The Shops at Stonefield 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 complimentary Gallery Buffet Breakfast 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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DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND. When it comes to vacation travel, the Courtyard Charlottesville North has everything you need for an amazing stay. Courtyard by Marriott® | Charlottesville North 638 Hillsdale Drive | Charlottesville, Virginia 22901 434-973-7100 | CourtyardCharlottesvilleNorth.com


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Welcoming Places to Stay Living Lavish For visitors who prefer to explore the city their own way, perhaps opt for one of Charlottesville’s hotels at a convenient location downtown. You’ll have the luxurious amenities that come along with staying somewhere larger, and you’ll be within walking distance to many great restaurants and shops.

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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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Space to Spread out. comfort to keep you in. Historic Orange,VA is conveniently located near amazing vineyards, Civil War battlefields and Montpelier.

Travelers looking for longer stays will find Residence Inn Charlottesville as accomodating as it is comfortable.

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English Inn of Charlottesville

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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.

Angel Nest (434) 996-4479

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Montfair Resort Farm (434) 823-5202

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The Inn at Monticello (434) 979-3593

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Steeles Tavern Manor (540) 377-9494 (800) 743-8666

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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.

Rosebrook Inn (434) 990-0561

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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! 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 residence to enjoy a mild climate with four distinct seasons. Now that you know a little more about all the great local offerings, turn to page 64 for details on how to get settled in your new home. We welcome you! Welcome to

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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 500 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 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 Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones it that Washington & 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.” 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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Start Here For city info, visit visitcharlottesville.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, .mycvec.com; Dominion Virginia Power, (866) 366-4357, dominionenergy.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. The majority of private haulers collect trash and recycling together, where it is taken to a recovery facility, reporting a 25% recycling rate. For a higher recycling rate, consider The McIntire Recycling Center (98%), or contract a private hauler such as Evergreen 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. CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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Finding a Home

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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. Fifeville and Fry’s Spring neighborhoods are great options for those wanting a short commute to the UVA Medical Center. Subdivisions north and south of town provide family-friendly streets with neighborhood schools and pools. Driving west from Charlottesville, into Albemarle County, brings you to Ivy, an area with beautiful rolling hills and new and historic homes. Also west of town are prestigious neighborhoods such as Farmington, Ednam and others. A bit farther west is charming Crozet. A mix of planned neighborhoods and rural living, Crozet has experienced a lot of growth while maintaining its country charm. On the east side of Charlottesville, Keswick is renowned for its stunning horse farms and ivy-clad estates and is the connector between the bustling city and the charming countryside. Wherever you choose to call home, you can enjoy the unparalleled mountain views and so much more.

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Becoming a Local Education Matters

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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.

Located in the heart of downtown Charlottesville, the ISC offers early childhood education with a global focus for ages 2-6 with language immersion programs in French and Spanish. Part- and full-time preschool programs with flexible Extra Care, fun afternoon activities, and summer day camps open to all area kids! Previous exposure to French or Spanish is not required for ISC programs

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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 Healthiest Small Towns in the U.S. by Healthline — a sought-after destination. Six adult and four child specialties at the University of Virginia Medical Center are nationally ranked by U.S. News: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Orthopedics, Urology, Neonatology, Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology, Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Pediatric Orthopedics. 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. from infancy to Pediatric young adulthood Associates of Charlottesville

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How It All Started

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.

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The county, founded in 1744, 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. 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 46,912 residents — but it has the trappings of a big one. Musical acts and dramatic performances, fine dining, lovely shops, a renowned university and exciting sporting events all make for a lively environment. Covering about 721 square miles, the county’s population is more than double that of the city, at an estimated 106,878. With stunning views, rolling vineyards, quaint towns, historic inns and more, there is 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 magazine to explore how to make the most out of life in Jefferson’s Virginia.

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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.

Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring 2018  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia

Charlottesville Welcome Book Spring 2018  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia