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


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

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

IVY PROVISIONS • 2206 IVY ROAD

gourmet sandwiches • craft beer & wine • local foods


The next time you’re in Charlottesville, stay at the city’s most sought-after inn and resort. Our Sports Club boasts indoor & outdoor tennis, a worldrenowned squash facility and a full-service spa. An excellent choice of on-property dining has options from casual fare to elegant cuisine. Golfers will also enjoy playing a round at Birdwood Golf Course, which is UVA’s home course. To learn more about the opportunities to stay and play here, visit us online or call 1-855-228-1866.


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Publishers Robin Johnson Bethke Jennifer Bryerton 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 Design Barbara A. Tompkins Senior Marketing Consultant Susan Powell Marketing Consultants Allison Muss, Carter Schotta, Walter Scott, 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) iStock, iStock; Robin Bethke.

This Summer’s wonderful getaway will be hosted by the following fine establishments:

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Ivy Publications, LLC 4282 Ivy Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903 voice 434.984.4713 fax 434.984.4813 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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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 summer, 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 Summertime at Monticello

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From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico and the breathtaking displays of summer daylilies, 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 Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello State, among other roles. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and Tower of London, Monticello is on the list of World Heritage Sites recognized as cherished pieces of human history and of great universal value. On June 16 this summer, Monticello will unveil exhibitions and newly restored spaces, including the opening of the South Wing and Sally Hemings’ quarters. In commemoration of the Getting Word oral history project, this landmark will also conclude a major restoration initiative at Monticello. It will welcome the largest reunion of descendants of the property’s enslaved families in modern history as well as host an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, generously loaned by David M. Rubenstein. When you tour the home, 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 he designed for his famous letters. This summer, visitors can enjoy seasonal outdoor tours such as the property’s archaeological discoveries. Those interested in the history of gardening can join the 45-minute Gardens and Grounds Tours offered daily through the summer. `

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

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

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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.

107 S Main Street, Gordonsville (540) 832-3075 | Mon-Sat 11am-5pm

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

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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.

Secluded Forest Setting 8 Wineries within 10 Miles Fine Dining and Shopping Scenic Hiking Trails Near Historical Montpelier On-Site Wedding and Events 18248 Buzzard Hollow Rd. Gordonsville (540) 923-0119 | UphillHouseBandB.com Use code UHCVILLE to save 10% when you call or book online.

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Fun Especially for Families Outdoor Pursuits Getting outside in Charlottesville — one of the most beautiful places in the country in the summertime — can include championship golf, rock climbing and hiking, river tubing and kayaking, tennis, horseback riding and more. Avid sportsmen to casual lovers of the outdoors will enjoy dazzling displays of colorful dogwoods, redbuds and summertime wildflowers as they discover mountain trails, fly-fishing and an abundance of lovely parks.

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Cycling is popular in Charlottesville as well. The city boasts a network of bike lanes, while the county offers a terrific array of country roads popular with cyclists, including parts of the famous U.S. Bicycle Route 76, which runs from the eastern seaboard of Virginia to Illinois. If yelling “Fore!” is your forte, get your drivers and irons ready for many local and lush, green fairways with tens of thousands of meticulously maintained yards. The nearby Blue Ridge Mountains beckon for those craving a scenic drive or hike with views of the Shenandoah Valley or spectacular waterfall destinations. Whether your vacation dream is action-packed or more relaxed, Charlottesville offers temptations for any interest.

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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 beautiful summer temperatures. Now the fifth largest wine-producing 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 Sauvignon, tends to have peppery aromas with hints of tobacco, plum or violets. The native North American Norton is deeply colored and might have notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Viognier is a white variety that gives off floral or fruity aromas but is typically a dry or slightly off-dry wine. Whatever your palate desires — flowery, fruity, smoky or light — you’re sure to find it here.

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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) blueridgeexcursionsunltd.squarespace.com

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

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

UVA Guides (historical on grounds) uvaguides.org

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

Monday/Tuesday Closed | Wednesday 11 - 5:30 Thursday 11 - 5:30 Friday 11 - 9 (live music & food trucks from 6-9) Saturday 11 - 8 | Sunday 11 - 5:30

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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.

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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 navigate their way throughout the country roads. Central Virginia Photo Credit: Robin Bethke 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 pages 20-21 to find your way around the Monticello AVA, and see page 46 for some of the areas most sought-out events. We also suggest bringing a picnic to your favorite vineyard to enjoy with wine by-the-glass or a bottle purchased from the tasting room.

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Castle Hill Cider, a place to celebrate.

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Come visit. Drink our award-winning ciders. Wander the gorgeous grounds. Enjoy live music. We trust you’ll enjoy our rich history, and perhaps even create some of your own. We have daily tasting hours of 11-5, and host special events like weddings, corporate parties, and small gatherings —all sure to create beautiful memories. 434.296.0047 • castlehillcider.com • 6065 Turkey Sag Road, Keswick CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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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. Beer lovers are sure to enjoy a visit to Kardinal Hall, Beer Run or Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company in Nelson County to experience a plethora of craft beer choices with delicious farm-to-table foods.

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. Other local distilleries surround Charlottesville and are interspersed amongst breweries, offering a wide range selection for a planned brew tour. Spirits are high for the future of the Virginia spirit industry with new tasting rooms continuing to pop up. Nelson County, VA

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A wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon or evening could include live music at local cideries, such as Bold Rock, while sampling some of the new seasonal drinks. Carter Mountain Orchard also has a Bold Rock Tap Room so you can enjoy the mountain’s stunning views while enjoying a cider.

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

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Jefferson’s Love of Food & Wine Thomas Jefferson was sometimes called “America’s first wine expert” due to his extensive experimentation in viticulture and oenology. Visitors can check out Monticello’s restored wine cellar in the passage beneath the house.

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A platform above the brick floor allows visitors entry to the wine cellar to see what it looked Dining Room at Monticello: Monticello/Sequoia Design like during Jefferson’s retirement years in the first part of the 19th century. Try out the model dumbwaiter in the “Crossroads” exhibit to see if you could have transported bottles of wine upstairs to guests without mishap! Afterwards, stop by the dining room to examine Jefferson’s dumbwaiter, which has been restored to its original working condition.

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A spectacular sight awaits visitors in the dining room, where walls feature a brilliant chrome yellow. The color, which replaced the Wedgewood blue, inspired so many homeowners across the country and is not so new. It was chosen by Jefferson around 1815 to grace the walls that set the scene for many formal dinners, where rice soup, mutton and even a new treat, ice cream, was served. The dining-room restoration was sponsored by Polo Ralph Lauren and marked the first collaboration with Monticello curators and archaeologists with regards to the dining-room ceramics. Excavations showed that, in Jefferson’s retirement years, the family most often dined on pearlware, an English earthenware similar to porcelain, but not as expensive. Virginia is considered the birthplace of American wine. While Jefferson’s desire to have great wines locally available was never fulfilled during his life, we thank him for the fruits of his unrelenting efforts. To ensure that this dream continues, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation partnered with Piedmont Virginia Community College to create a training vineyard on Montalto, Jefferson’s “high mountain” overlooking Monticello. Visit monticello.org, for touring details and history.

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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. You’re sure to find the ideal eatery for a healthy breakfast, a warming lunch or a delicious dinner. It is no exaggeration to say that local chefs and restaurateurs are friends with the growers, farmers and brewers who supply their establishments. Take note of the farms and artisanal ventures mentioned by name on menus, for you may encounter some of the people at the popular City Market that takes place each Saturday at various locations throughout the summer or find their products on the shelves of a specialty store — the perfect souvenir or gift.

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Casual Dining At the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, Charlottesville is a hot bed for gourmet food on-the-go. From Southern-inspired cuisine, to sweet and sugary dessert-centric trucks, or even locally sourced boozeinfused food, food trucks are a staple of the city’s foodie culture. Head to a vineyard or brewery a variety of week nights and any Friday or Saturday night, and you are likely to spot any one of the mobile kitchens, serving up delicious bites to enjoy with a local craft beverage. On Fridays during the summer, the Sprint Pavilion on the Downtown Mall hosts Fridays After Five where many go to enjoy food and music by local groups. If you are strolling the UVA campus during term time, you are sure to run into students in line for their favorite lunchtime dishes. The university currently partners with The Pie Guy, Got Dumplings, Yum Yum Express, BBQ U and Pokee. During UVA terms, you will likely find these food trucks at the historic Amphitheater on the campus Monday-Friday during lunch time. And, just like the area’s stationary restaurants, most truck chefs have a commitment to sourcing local, sustainable foods.

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Boutiques & Specialty Shops Glorious Shopping! 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 summer dress 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 summer ensemble, decor or gifts will be both easy and fun!

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Boutiques & Specialty Shops Shop Locally Local artisans and businesses are extremely popular in Charlottesville and the surrounding communities. Strolling the Historic Downtown Mall, shoppers can browse art galleries and enjoy a shopper’s paradise. The Downtown Mall is just one of the many local shopping centers in town where you can find an array of unique treasures. You’ll find toys for kids of all ages, art and crafts, antiques, books, jewelry, electronics, keepsakes and more. If you treat your furry friends like family, you’ll find that the area offers outstanding veterinarian care with petfriendly hotels and outings, as well as extensive outdoor parks and trails. If you wander a couple of blocks south to the Warehouse District, you’ll find artsy home decor, trendy clothes and tasty baked goods. To the east of Charlottesville is another popular shopping center, The Short Pump Town Center. The Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV), the state’s official nonprofit craft organization, created the Monticello Artisan Trail, a map of destinations within the city and surrounding counties that designates regional artisan studios, craft venues, orchards, vineyards, farms, restaurants, lodging and more. See pages 10-11 for more ideas on where to shop locally.

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The Arts & Music Scene

Art That Moves You Exuberant painter Jackson Pollock said that art is “all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen.” 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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At art gallery Chroma Projects, you can see the “Nym Pedersen: Synonyms, Antonyms” show in July. 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. At Contemporary Art gallery Les Yeux du Monde just off Route 20, you can see “Jessie Coles: New Paintings” through early June. In nearby Waynesboro, check out P. Buckley Moss’ Downtown Gallery or Barn Show in July. Annie Gould’s Gallery in Gordonsville offers an array of art from artists around the country. Whether you are merely appreciating or interested in purchasing, the Charlottesville area’s vibrant 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

KLUGE - RUHE ABORIGINAL ART COLLECTION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

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Jessie Coles Gwyn Kohr • Kathy Pam Black . Sally• Bowring . Lou Jordan . Judy Kuhlmann • Russ Warren • David McLeod . Suzanne Tanner Chitwood . David Hawkins . Ivy Naté . NickPicasso Watson . Jessie Coles . Summers • Pablo

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The Arts & Music Scene Music & Theatre Experience engaging local performances and touring troupes this summer. The 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 “As You Like It” and “Emma,” both beginning in June. In nearby Barboursville, Four County Players, a talented community theater, brings us the musical “Young Frankenstein” from July 27-August 12.

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Also this summer, The Paramount Theater welcomes a variety of musical acts, including “Royal Opera House Ballet: Swan Lake” in July and comedian “David Cross: Oh Come On” in August. At the Sprint Pavilion on the Historic Downtown Mall, July welcomes “Trey Anastasio Trio” and “Indigo Girls.” The Charlottesville Opera will also present amazing musical performances this season, like “Into the Woods” in July and August. As is tradition, the Charlottesville Municipal Band will host a Summer Concert series. The Jefferson Theater and The Southern Music Hall & Cafe will also provide musical entertainment throughout the summer weekends and week nights.

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

A trip to the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, will transport you to the vibrant, interactive, and hilarious stage of Shakespeare’s day. • • • • •

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Central Virginia’s Longest Running Community Theater

The Marriage of Figaro

The New Mel Brooks Musical AYOUNG Christmas Carol FRANKENSTEIN

Based on the novel by Charles Book classic by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan Dickens Music & Lyrics by Mel Brooks • Directed by Perry Medlin MAINSTAGE Music Direction by Austin Robey Directed byMedlin Joncey Boggs Choreographed by Perry & Geri Carlson Sauls

November 22, 23, 30•&July December 6, 7, 13,18, 14, 2013 Mainstage 27 - August 2018at 8PM November 24 & December 1, 8, 15, 2013 at 2:30PM Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Tickets: Adults/$16; Seniors & Students/$14; Children/$12 Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked SoNGS IN ThE sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”),CEllAr and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes abounds. February 7 &and 8, hilarity 2014 atcontinuously 8PM Every bit as relevant to audience who will remember February 9, 2014members at 2:30PM the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young 21 Frankenstein is at scientifically proven, February & 22, 2014 8PM monstrously entertainment. February 23,good 2014 at 2:30PM

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Festivals & Events

What to See & Do

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Now through June 3 The Liar at Live Arts Gibson Theater (434) 977-4177, livearts.org Now through June 3 New Paintings by Jessie Coles at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery (434) 973-5566, lesyeuxdumonde.com Now through June 9 Macbeth at Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com Now through June 10 Taming of the Shrew at The Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com Now through 2018 The Rise of Indigenous Australian Art at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection (434) 244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org

Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (804) 262-9887, teahouseevents.com Now through October Dinner & Music Series at The Market at Grelen (540) 672-7268, themarketatgrelen.com Now through October Final Friday Concert Series at Pollak Vineyards (540) 456-8844, pollakvineyards.com Now through October Sunsets Become Eclectic Concert at Jefferson Vineyards (434) 977-3042, jeffersonvineyards.com Now through October 6 Historic Landscape Tour at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org May 26 18th Annual ValleyFest Beer & Wine Festival at Massanutten Resort (540) 434-3862, valleyfestbeerandwine.com May 26 & 27 Virginia Hot Glass Festival at Sunspots Studios (540) 885-0678, sunspots.com May 26 & 27 Monticello Walkthrough Tours at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org May 26 & 27 1st Annual Spring Oyster Roast at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery (540) 456-8400, cardinalpointwinery.com

Now through August 12 20th Century Still Lifes at The Fralin Museum of Art (434) 924-3592, uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu

May 27 Cookout on the Lookout at Grace Estate Winery (434) 823-1486, graceestatewinery.com

Now through September Orchard Jams at Chiles Orchard, Crozet (434) 823-1583, chilespeachorchard.com

May 27-October Polo at King Family Vineyards (434) 823-7800, kingfamilyvineyards.com

Now through September 27 Thursday Evening Sunset Series at Carter Mountain Orchard (434) 977-1833, cartermountainorchard.com

June 1-30 Exaltation of Larks Group Show at Chroma Projects (434) 806-9667, chromaprojects.com

Now through September 30 Artists Paint the Interior 1950-Now at The Fralin Museum of Art (434) 924-3592, uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu Now through September 30 Origami in the 46

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June 1-September 7 Fridays After Five at Sprint Pavilion (434) 245-4910, sprintpavilion.com June 2 Charlottesville Symphony Presents: Pops at The Paramount at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net


Festivals Festivals & Events & Events June 2 National Trails Day at Shenandoah National Park (540) 999-3500, snpbooks.org

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

June 3 Allegrante Rose Release Lunch at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com

June 13-December 2 As You Like It at Blackfriars Playhouse (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com

June 3 Cooking Class With Terre Sisson: Spring Into Summer at First Colony Winery (434) 979-7105, firstcolonywinery.com

June 15 The Legwarmers at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

June 5-August 14 Charlottesville Municipal Band Summer Concert Series at Various Locations cvilleband.org June 7 Vincent Van Gogh at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net June 9 Grace Church Historic Farm Tour at Grace Church gracefarmtour.org

June-September, Second Saturdays Starry

June-October Montpelier Archaeology Tour at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org June 16 Blackberry Smoke and JJ Grey & Mofro at Sprint Pavilion (434) 245-4910, sprintpavilion.com June 16 Juneteenth Celebration at Montpelier at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728 montpelier.org

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ALISON KRAUSS JUNE 21

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JULY 11

Indigo Girls

TICKETS: SprintPavilion.com, 877-CPAV-TIX, Downtown Visitor Center CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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June 9 IPA Jambeeree Festival at Starr Hill Brewery, Crozet (434) 823-5671, starrhill.com

June 15 The Livestock Marker Show at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery (434) 882-2620, lesyeuxdumonde.com


Festivals & Events

Keswick Vineyards (434) 244-3341, keswickvineyards.com July 5 Trey Anastasio Trio at Sprint Pavilion (877) 272-8849, sprintpavilion.com July 6-8 Barn Show & Gallery Open House at Waynesboro Barn & Gallery (804) 725-7378, pbuckleymoss.com

June 17 Annual Opera Gala and Auction at Farmington Country Club (434) 293-4500, charlottesvilleopera.org

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June 17 Father’s Day Cigar & Wine Pairing at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com June 17 Father’s Day Pig Roast & BBQ Bonanza at First Colony Winery (434) 979-7105, firstcolonywinery.com

July 6-December 1 Richard III at Blackfriars Playhouse (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com July 7 Winemaking Workshop at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org July 8-29 Tasting Series at Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery (434) 977-3895, trumpwinery.com July 11 Indigo Girls at Sprint Pavilion (877) 272-8849, sprintpavilion.com

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

July 11 Eilen Jewell at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com

June 21 Alison Krauss at Sprint Pavilion (877) 272-8849 sprintpavilion.com

July 14 13th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest at Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort (434) 325-8292, wintergreenperformingarts.org

June 23 Royal Opera House Live in HD: Manon at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net June 26, July 10 & August 14 Tuesday Tunes at James Monroe’s Highland (434) 293-8000, highland.org June 28 TOM Talks: Chickens at Jefferson’s Monticello at Monticello West Lawn ( 434) 984-9800, monticello.org June 30 Murder in the Vineyards at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com June 30 10th Annual Shenandoah Wine & Jazz Festival at Frontier Culture Museum (540) 332-7850, frontiermuseum.org July 4 Reds, Whites, and Bluegrass at 48

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July 14 26th Annual Horton Vineyards Pig Roast at Horton Vineyards (540) 832-7440, hortonwine.com July 19-July 29 The Cocoanuts at Culbreth Theatre (434) 924-3376, heritagetheatre.virginia.edu July 20-August 20 Instruments of Power Exhibition at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum (434) 244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org July 27-August 12 Young Frankenstein at Four County Players (540) 832-5355, fourcp.org July 28 Royal Opera House Ballet Live in HD: Swan Lake at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net


Festivals & Events July 31 Jenny Lewis at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

September 1 Cider Fest at Castle Hill Cider (434) 296-0047, castlehillcider.com

August 3 David Cross: “Oh Come On” at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

September 1-30 Central Virginia Watercolor Guild 26th Annual Exhibition at McGuffey Art Center (434) 295-7973, mcguffeyartcenter.com

August 4 Be BOLD 5K Trail at Bold Rock Cidery, corkscrewracing.com August 4 Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery (434) 361-1266, hilltopberrywine.com August 15 Sangria & Ceviche Cooking Class at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards, North Garden (434) 202-8063, pippinhillfarm.com

August 23-26 Lockn’ Music Festival at Infinity Downs Farm, arringtonlocknfestival.com

September 21 & 22 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival at West Lawn of Monticello (434) 984-9800, heritageharvestfestival.com September 28-30 Hoopla at Devils Backbone Brewery, Roseland (434) 361-1001, dbbrewingcompany.com September 29 Thomas Rhett at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, johnpauljonesarena.com

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August 18 7th Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest at IX Art Park (434) 220-4000, vacraftbrewersfest.com

September 15 Constitution Day Celebration at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org

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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, to tour world-class historic attractions and to attend popular festivals, concerts or University of Virginia sporting events. Charlottesville’s central location in Virginia makes it an ideal point to daytrip to 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.

Warm Hospitality... Newly Renovated, 2014! Exceptional Service ~

Space to Spread out. comfort to keep you in. Travelers looking for longer stays will find Residence Inn Charlottesville as accomodating as Minutes From UVA, Historic Mall & Monticello ~ On Demand Shuttle Indoor Pool, Whirlpool and Fitness Center Meetings, Banquets and Holiday Parties Complimentary WI-FI 24/7 Business Center

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How Suite it is!

Residence Inn Marriott Charlottesville Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown Charlottesville

Charlottesville Downtown • Daily hot breakfast complimentary • Spacious studio, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchen. • Free Wi-Fi in suites and lobbies • Complimentary hotel shuttle

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434.220.0075 marriott.com/chowr

Celebrating Tradition... Make room for a little fun™

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

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 The LARGEST heated indoor pool in the area 100% non-smoking property Close to everything!

English Inn of Charlottesville

2000 Morton Drive • Charlottesville 434.971.9900 or 800.786.5400 englishinncharlottesville.com CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.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. 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.

Newly Renovated, Convenient Location and Affordable!

Holiday inn University area 1901 Emmet St., Charlottesville (434) 977-7700 | holidayinn.com

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Located in The Shops at Stonefield

WELCOME TO THE SMARTEST PLACE TO STAY Located on Main Street right across from the Grounds Coffee Shop • Game Room Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

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

1309 W Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Tel. 434 295 4333 graduatehotels.com

Hyatt Place Charlottesville 2100 Bond Street Charlottesville, VA 22901 800.993.4751 Welcome to a different place.

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Welcoming Places to Stay Feel at Home

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.

Uphill House (540) 923-0119 UphillHouseBandB.com

The Inn at 400 West High

Montfair Resort Farm (434) 823-5202

(434) 981- 0458

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Guesthouses Reservation Services

Rosebrook Inn

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(434) 990-0561

(434) 979-7264

Foxfield Inn (434) 923-8892

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Angel Nest (434) 996-4479

angelnestbedbreakfast.com

Chesley Creek Farm Cabins

(866) 709-9292

www.chesleycreekfarm.com

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

www.steelestavern.com

Silver Thatch Inn

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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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15 miles & 300 years away....

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Historic Orange,VA is conveniently located near amazing vineyards, Civil War battlefields and Montpelier.

750 Round Hill Drive Orange, Virginia 22960 (540) 672-6691 • Fax (540) 672-6690

www.roundhillinn.com

Charming Ambience | Inspired Dining Stunning Grounds Magical Moments | Cherished Memories

Near Zion Crossroads prospecthill.com | 540-967-0844 CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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Becoming a Local Welcome, Newcomers!

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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 58 for details on how to get settled in your new home.

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Home is Where Your Story Begins.

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LET US HELP YOU WRITE YOURS. Visit the Newport Model in Oak Hill Farm at 404 Margrave Way, Charlottesville, VA. MODEL HOMES OPEN DAILY 12-5 | 434-973-3362

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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 Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones & 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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Start Here For city info, visit www.charlottesville.org. For county info, visit www.albemarle.org.

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

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

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

Take Out the Trash County residents may use the Ivy Landfill or hire a private collection firm. 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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Find your home away from home when you join any one of the area’s exquisite country clubs, full-service fitness clubs and relaxing swim clubs. Joining a club is a great way to meet friends and to become a part of the community for singles, couples and families. Local clubs offer manicured golf courses, clay and hard tennis courts, fine and casual dining, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, grand halls for special events, pools and sports for the kids, and camaraderie from staff and neighbors alike. Charlottesville’s award-winning country clubs allow you to do it in style. You’ll find 200-yearold residences and handsome plantation houses, quaint community offerings that provide casual fun, and high-tech fitness facilities with all the latest in equipment and classes. It’s easy to find something for every personality and budget. Once you start looking, you’ll see how living an athletic life in Charlottesville will involve making friends, too. Whether you’re playing 9 holes or 18, stretching for yoga, taking a summertime stroll on the grounds, dining or lunching with friends, no matter how you choose to go “clubbing,” you’ll often be able to take in the beauty of the Virginia landscape and make your club your home away from home.

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Becoming a Local An ENGAGED Life

What kind of life do you want your A COMPASSIONATE Life child to live?

A CURIOUS Life

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A COURAGEOUS Life Grades Pre-K - 12

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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.

Neighborhood schools with a global perspective, offering excellence in the arts, sciences, and more! 434-245-2400

Part- and full-time preschool programs with flexible Extra Care, fun afternoon activities, and summer day camps open to all area kids!

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Previous exposure to French or Spanish is not required for ISC programs

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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 106,000. Both city and county are fascinating places to explore and wonderful locales to call home, and we welcome you!

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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 Summer 2018  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia

Charlottesville Welcome Book Summer 2018  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia