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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 winter, we’ll give away tickets to Charlottesville concerts, shows 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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Monticello in Winter Glory From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico, you know you are in the presence of a visionary mind. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third United States president, the Governor of Virginia and the Secretary of State. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and Tower of London, Monticello is a World Heritage Site known the world over as a cherished piece of human history. Jefferson’s clever designs abound at Monticello, from the Great Clock in the hallway, which marks the days and hours with a pulley system, to the polygraph copying machine he designed for his famous letters. While visiting Monticello, take advantage of Virginia’s mild winters and enjoy the expansive landscape with a stroll on the grounds of the estate. Have you ever wondered what is upstairs at Monticello? Quench your curiosity with the Behind-the-Scenes House Tour that includes the second-floor bedrooms, once occupied by Jefferson’s family, the iconic third floor Dome Room and the interactive “Crossroads” exhibition under the house. On these guided tours, you’ll see unique interior architectural features, learn about on-going historic restoration efforts and gain insight into what one of his granddaughters called “the bustle and hurry” of life at Monticello. If you are looking for a seasonal experience, Monticello offers Holiday Evening Tours where visitors get an intimate look at how the holidays were celebrated in Jefferson’s time, plus the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark. This year, Monticello will host a holiday open house on November 27, offering visitors a chance to be the first to see the historic home decorated for the holidays. The popular wreath-making workshops are another winter treat. These workshops produce a beautiful holiday decoration to display on your front door or the space above the mantle. See our Events Calendar on page 42 for more details.

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While visiting Monticello, make sure you save time for James Monroe Highland, the elegant plantation of our fifth president. Just two-and-a-half miles down the road from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Highland is a historic presidential residence and working farm with more than 500 acres. Visitors are invited to tour the residence with a costumed guide and will surely love the 19th century decorations adorning the home throughout December.

For those seeing both Highland and Monticello on the same day, the 18th century Michie Tavern offers the perfect lunch break, located just down the road from Jefferson’s home. This rustic restaurant features hearty Southern fare and servers in period attire. For a special treat, indulge in the Yuletide Feast on the evenings of December 9 and 10 with a traditional Virginia banquet complete with strolling musicians who will entertain guests dining by candlelight. Another area presidential property well worth exploring is James Madison Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison where visitors can learn about the “Father of the Constitution” and the woman who inspired the title “First Lady.” The estate’s Christmas Open House on December 3 features tours of the Madison’s home. See the home decorated according to 19th century customs, visit with Santa Claus and enjoy seasonal food.

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The Frontier Culture Museum is another historic must-see in nearby Staunton. Experience farms and homes from 1600 and 1700 America, Germany, England, Ireland and West Africa. Beginning December 16, you can take a lantern tour. See a Mummer’s play, or folk play, near the Irish Forge and take a horse-drawn wagon ride from the Old World to the New World. You can also visit The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum while in Staunton. Walk through the galleries that follow Woodrow Wilsons’ life and service and see his restored 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine. Adjacent to the museum is the birth place of Wilson in 1856, a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can tour the restored home and see some of the Wilson’s household belongings. Our area is rich with historic attractions and experiences that allow visitors to immerse in the culture and lives of some of the first people and leaders to shape our country. 18

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Fun Especially for Families Where Families Play From ice skating at the Main Street Arena to family shows and movie screenings at The Paramount Theater, winter offers plenty of frosty fun for children on the Historic Downtown Mall. Be sure to check out the Visitors Center; then head to the Virginia Discovery Museum just steps away. This museum is full of fun hands-on exhibits, such as Little C’Ville, which includes a mini bakery, The Paramount Theater, a post office and a Bee Hive sponsored by CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine. On sunny days, you’ll find the nearby McGuffey Park playground is the perfect spot for kids to run off steam. And, when the weather outside is frightful, hop aboard the trolley for a fun tour of downtown.

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The Downtown Mall is full of holiday festivities! On December 2, kick off the season with the Grand Illumination of the Community Christmas Tree. You can also hop on the free trolley and visit the University of Virginia on December 1 for the annual lighting of the lawn. Join students, faculty and the community for a stunning illumination and an a capella performance. To find out more about how local families play, log on to CharlottesvilleFamily.com or pick up a free copy of CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine, available all around town, for the area’s most extensive calendar of local events and festivals just for families!

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Winter Wonderland Winter in Charlottesville offers a plethora of activites, both inside and outside. Pack your skis and visit Massanutten or Wintergreen Resort. Hit the slopes, ice skate or go snow tubing. If you would prefer a day indoors, visit Massanutten’s water park or the spa! On the first and third Friday nights of every month, you can visit the University of Virginia’s McCormick Observatory. Take advantage of clearer winter skies, and look at stars and planets through the observatory’s original telescope, gifted to the university in 1885. The second largest telescope in the world at the time of its dedication, the observatory and its history remain impressive. You should also browse the exhibits and museum during your visit.

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Watch UVA’s winter sports at the Downtown Mall and John Paul Jones (JPJ) Arena. The UVA Hockey team hosts games at the Main Street Arena through the beginning of February. See the games from the arena’s sports bar, or experience the energy in the packed bleachers. Watch the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams compete at JPJ. Whether you are in the stands or at a nearby tavern on the University of Virginia’s “Corner,” the school grounds come to life on game day, making for an exhilarating experience.


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Vineyards Bountiful & Beautiful Thomas Jefferson dreamt that Virginia wines would one day be plentiful and held in high regard, and today’s local vintners have accomplished that by producing wonderful awardwinning 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 1,000 acres of stunning vineyards. Vineyards in our Monticello AVA benefit from a natural eastsoutheast exposure and mild winter temperatures. Now the White Hall Vineyards 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. Wine festivals bring thousands of visitors, who 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.

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

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Varieties special to the Monticello AVA include Cabernet Franc, Norton and Viognier. Cabernet Franc, lighter than a Cabernet Sauvignon, tends to have peppery aromas and can include hints of tobacco, plum or violets. The native North American Norton, another red, 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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Getting out to experience the vineyards is easy, as all major roads are marked with the grape “Tours” signs, helping wine lovers navigate their way throughout the country roads. Central Virginia is so picturesque that an unplanned detour can be a lovely way to explore a part of the region you may not have discovered otherwise. See the Regional Wine Trail map on page 22 to find your way around the Monticello AVA. We suggest getting cozy by the fireplace or firebowl 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.

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Best of the Brew Brews to Taste Charlottesville is proud to be home to a myriad of microbrewers, tap houses, distilleries and establishments that specialize in crafting or carrying outstanding handmade beers, ciders and spirits. Thomas Jefferson took great interest in creating not only wine but also beer and cider. Monticello, in conjunction with our own homegrown Starr Hill Brewery, has crafted an artisanal beer: Monticello Reserve Ale.

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A wonderful way to spend a winter afternoon or evening, the Brew Ridge Trail, which features a variety of the area’s local breweries, starts in historic Charlottesville and meanders through the scenic Albemarle and Nelson counties. There are many local limousine and taxi companies that offer special rates for tours of the trail. A map of the trail can be found online at BrewRidgeTrail.com. Virginia also has a long history of whiskey distilleries. The distillery at George Washington’s home Mount Vernon (in Northern Virginia) is still in operation and was once the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons in 1799. Whiskey lovers can also tour a distillery in Sperryville and visit two Nelson County distilleries making local craft vodka, gin and bourbon. Spirits are high for the future of Virginia spirits.

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Best of the Brew 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.

www.KardinalHall.com 722 Preston Avenue

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“Top 100 Beer Bars”

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

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

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

Monticello. Photo credit: Sequoia Design

homeowners across the country—is not so new. It was chosen by Jefferson around 1815 to grace the walls that set the scene for many formal dinners, where rice soup, mutton and even a new treat—ice cream—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. A set of green, shell-edged pearlware now graces the dining room, on loan from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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

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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 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 consumers. 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.

fresh seafood craft cocktails comprehensive wine list

publicwestpub.com • (434) 812-2909 1015 Heathercroft Circle, Ste 400, Crozet

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

434-975-6796 416 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA Soulful Mediterranean Food & Wine Follow us! @orzokitchen D ining G uide

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Call us for reservation 434.979.9990 817 West Main Street, Charlottesville

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Casual Dining At the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, Charlottesville is a hot bed for gourmet food on-the-go. Food trucks are a staple of the city’s foodie culture, offering a variety of treats to tempt any taste bud. From Southern-inspired cuisine, to sweet and sugary dessertcentric trucks, or even locally sourced booze-infused food, there is an epicurean delight for the most discerning of palates!

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The Arts & Music Scene

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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. A perfect place 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. Exhibits include art from around the world dating from ancient times to the present. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum offers changing exhibitions, accompanied by related programs and publications. This winter, explore special exhibits “A Gift or Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne,” and “Anne Gale: Portraits.” Chroma Projects, which reopened this summer on the Downtown Mall, showcases new artists each month. Additionally, Chroma often holds the opening reception for each month’s new artist during the First Friday Artwalk. During this time, visitors can often meet and hear talks from the artists being showcased that month. You can visit Chroma on Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment. Another unique local treasure of art is the KlugeRuhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVA. With Les Yeux du Monde 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. A visit to the studio, gallery and printmaking workshop of landscape artist Frederick Nichols is just a short drive north of Barboursville. On the way, stop at Les Yeux du Monde just off Route 20. See the work of Ellen Hathaway January 6 through February 12. Experience the way Hathaway creates unique paintings with various mediums including acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels and oil sticks. Whether you are merely appreciating or interested in purchasing, Charlottesville’s vibrant robust art scene should not be missed. For more details, be sure to visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com. 38

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Contemporary Art Gallery Fri-Sat, 1-6pm and by appointment

Explore & Engage with Art

Tues–Sun, 12–5 pm | 155 Rugby Rd, Near the Rotunda | 434.243.8874

201 East Main, 2nd Floor, Suite Q Charlottesville

Elevating Art on the Downtown Mall

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Call 434-806-9667 | chromaprojects.com

Tues–Sun, 12–5 pm | 155 Rugby Rd, Near the Rotunda | 434.243.8874

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Ellen Hathaway Picasso, Lydia and Friends Megan Marlatt Annie HarrisMcCann Massie & Margaret Janet Evans Bruce John Borden CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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The Arts & Music Scene Engaging Theatre Experience engaging local performances and touring troupes this winter at venues large and small. The Charlottesville Ballet kicks off the holiday season with performances of “The Nutcracker” at the E. C. Glass Civic Auditorium in Lynchburg and at Piedmont Community College. Visit The Paramount Theater on the Downtown Mall for more holiday classics like a screening of “The Snowman” with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra performing the original score. Four County Players, a nonprofit community theater in Barboursville will be performing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” until December 11. A short drive over the mountain to nearby Staunton, the American Shakespeare Center, presents the works of Shakespeare and others “in the round” under the original staging conditions at the Blackfriars Playhouse. For more information on shows and series, check out our calendar at CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

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Central Virginia’s Longest Running Community Theater

a charlie brown christmas A Christmas Carol By Charles M. Schulz • Directed by Jane Gargett

Based on Musical the classic novel Charles Dickens Direction by Jimby Niederberger MAINSTAGE november 18 - December 11 The beloved animated TV special comes to beautiful life in this Directed by Joncey Boggs

faithful stage recently 6, made available to regional November 22,adaptation. 23, 30 & Only December 7, 13, 14, 2013 at 8PM theaters, A Charlie24 Brown Christmas has1,been delighting viewers since it November & December 8, 15, 2013 at 2:30PM first aired in 1965. Come celebrate the holidays in Barboursville with Tickets:Brown, Adults/$16; & Students/$14; Children/$12 Charlie Snoopy,Seniors and the whole gang of your favorite Peanuts characters, as they come to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

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loVe letters Backwards Broadway: By A.R. Gurney • Directed by Linda Zuby A New In the CellarMusical • February 3 Revue - 12, 2017

February 7 & 8,married 2014 couple at 8PM Broadway veterans and real-life Linda Poser and February 2:30PM Kenneth H. Waller join us for9,a2014 specialattwo weekend engagement of A.R. Gurney’s classic love story. Childhood friends Melissa and Andy grew up and led very different lives. Here, they look back through their 50-year correspondence, exploring the love, loss, heartbreak, and hope that life has brought their way. In a world of technology, come 21 & 22, 2014 at 8PM romance rediscover aFebruary touching, old-fashioned, pen-and-paper February 23,sealed, 2014delivered. at 2:30PM —signed,

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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“ 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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Richmond Symphony Orchestra’s The Snowman DEC 7 Pink Martini’s Holiday Spectacular DEC 11 Singing Legend Tony Bennett DEC 12 Vocalosity: The ACA-Perfect Concert Experience! JAN 28 Live Nation Presents: Adam DeVine FEB 9 Met Live in HD: Rusalka FEB 25

New Shows Announced All The Time! www.theparamount.net

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

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

Festivals & Events

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What to See & Do

November 25 Black Friday Party at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com November 25 Fireside Film Series at Bold Rock at Wintergreen Resort Park (434) 361-1030, boldrock.com November 25-December 18 Green Valley Book Fair at 2192 Green Valley Ln., Mt. Crawford (800) 385-0099, gobookfair.com

Now-February 12 Ann Gale: Portraits at The Fralin Museum of Art (434) 924-3592, virginia.edu/artmuseum

November 25-January 9 Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (804) 262-9887, lewisginter.org

November 17 Thursday Evening Music Series at Valley Road Vineyards (540) 456-6350, valleyroadwines.com/

November 26 & 27 Deck the Halls at Early Mountain Vineyards (540) 948-9005, earlymountain.com

November 18-December 31 John Borden Evans: Red Cow at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery (434) 973-5566, lesyeuxdumonde.com

November 26-December 17, Saturdays Holiday Market at Second and Water Streets (434) 970-3371, charlottesville.org

November 19 8th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org

November 27-December 18, Sundays Gingerbread Workshops at The Boar’s Head Inn (855) 452-2295, boarsheadinn.com

November 20, 22 & 30; December 3, 6, 17 & 31; January 8 & 21; February 1, 6, 15, 20 & 27; March 4 UVA Men’s Basketball at John Paul Jones Arena (800) 542-8821, virginiasports.com

November 29 Dark Star Orchestra at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

November 20, 25, & 26; December 16, 21, 28 & 29; January 5, 15 & 26; February 2, 5, 12, 16 & 26 UVA Women’s Basketball at John Paul Jones Arena (800) 542-8821, virginiasports.com

November 29 Starr Hill Brewery Industry Holiday Party (434) 823-5671, starrhill.com November 29-December 26 The Santaland Diaries at American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com

November 23 Maxwell and Mary J. Blige at Richmond Coliseum (804) 780-4970, richmondcoliseum.net

December 2 Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination at the Downtown Mall (434) 970-3333, charlottesville.org

November 24 35th Annual Turkey Trot at Boar’s Head Inn (434) 972-7454, turkeytrot.dominiondigital.com

December 2 & 10 Virginia Glee Club’s 76th Annual Christmas Concert at Old Cabell Hall (Dec. 2) & First Presbyterian Church (Dec. 10) (434) 207-8421, virginiagleeclub.org

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Festivals Festivals & Events & Events December 2-4 P. Buckley Moss Barn Show at The Barn, Waynesboro (540) 949-6473, pbuckleymoss.com

December 9 The Restless Hearts Tour at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com

December 3 Caroling in the Caverns at Grand Caverns (540) 249-5705, grandcaverns.com

December 9-January 15 Guys and Dolls at Live Arts Theater (434) 977-4177, livearts.org

December 3 Enchanted Extravaganza at The Market at Grelen, Somerset (540) 672-7268, themarketatgrelen.com

December 10 ”The Octagon” at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com

December 3 Wreath Making Demonstration at Saunders Brothers (434)277-5455, saundersbrothersfarmmarket.com December 3 & 10 Keswick Vineyards Barrell Tastings (434)244-3341, keswickvineyards.com December 4 13th Annual Mistletoe Market at John Paul Jones Arena jlcville.org

December 12 Tony Bennett at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net December 17, 18 & 22 Charlottesville Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 973-2555, charlottesvilleballet.org

great live music

lives on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall 110 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

STRFKR with GIGAMESH AND PSYCHIC TWIN NO BS! BRASS BAND WITH LUCY DACUS AND ANGELICA GARCIA TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE New years Eve with Love canon GREENSKY BLUEGRASS WITH Front Country THE DEVIL MAKES THREE with LOST DOG STREET BAND DONNA THE BUFFALO Blind Pilot WHO'S BAD THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE JOHNNYSWIM

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December 4 The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run & Walk at Sprint Pavilion (434) 977-4002, eventbrite.com

December 11 Charlottesville Municipal Band Holiday Concert at Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center (434) 295-9850, cvilleband.org


Festivals & Events

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December 25 Grand Buffet at Keswick Hall and Golf Club (434) 979-3440, keswick.com

January 6-February 12 Source: New Paintings by Ellen Hathaway at Les Yeux du Monde (434) 973-5566, lesyeuxdumonde.com

December 31 First Night Virginia at the Downtown Mall (434) 975-8269, firstnightva.org

January 20 Edgar Allan Poe Party at Horton Vineyards (800) 829-4633, hortonwine.com

December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Wintergreen Resort (434) 325-2200, wintergreenresort.com

January 21 Met Live in HD: Romeo et Juliette at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

December 31 New Year’s Gala at Keswick Hall and Golf Club (434) 979-3440, keswick.com

January 22 Twenty One Pilots at John Paul Jones Arena (888) 575-8497, johnpauljonesarena.com

December 31 Star Trek Themed New Years at Horton Vineyards (800) 829-4633, hortonwine.com

January 28 Know Good Beer Festival at IX Art Park knowgoodbeer.com

January 3 Dancing with the Stars Live! at Altria Theater, Richmond (800) 514-3849, altriatheater.com

January 28 UVA Chamber Music Presents Mozart in Winter at Old Cabell Hall (434) 924-3376, music.virginia.edu January 28 Vocalosity at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

Nov. 25, 2016 - Jan. 9, 2017 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)

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Festivals & Events February 6 Blind Pilot at The Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com February 9 Adam DeVine Weird Life Tour at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net February 11 Wine Lovers 5K at Cardinal Point Vineyard (540) 456-8400, corkscrewracing.com February 12 Valentine’s Day Wine Brunch at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com February 24 Miranda Lambert at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, johnpauljonesarena.com

Courtesy of Frontier Culture Museum

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Historic Holidays

March 2 The Harlem Globetrotters at John Paul Jones Arena (888) 575-8497, johnpauljonesarena.com March 3-26 Chicago at Four County Players Mainstage (540) 832-5355, fourcp.org March 23 Johnnyswim at The Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com March 25 Met Live in HD: Idomeneo at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net March 30-31 & April 1, 5-8 Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougement (As Told by Himself) at Ruth Caplin Theatre UVA (434) 924-3376 drama.virginia.edu

From the Yuletide Feast to making traditional Colonial Christmas crafts at Monticello, find many festive opportunities for a merry holiday season!

November 25-28 & 30, December 2-5 & 7 Holiday Wreath Workshops at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org

December 3-23 Highland for the Holidays at James Monroe Highland (434) 293-8000, highland.org

November 27 Holiday Open House at Monticello (434) 984-9822, monticello.org

December 9-10, 16-23, 2630 Holiday Evening Tours at Monticello (434) 984-9822, monticello.org

December 1-3, 8-10 & 15-17 Holiday Candlelight Tour at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org

December 9 & 10 Yuletide Feast at Michie Tavern (434) 977-1234, michietavern.com

December 3 Christmas Open House at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org

December 16-23 Holiday Lantern Tours at Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton (540) 332-7850, frontiermuseum.org

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February 25 7th Annual Winter Wine Festival at Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton (540) 885-7676, historicstaunton.org

February 25 & 26 Jefferson Choral Society Presents: The ‘60s: Music That Rocked the World at Timberlake United Methodist Church, Lynchburg (434) 528-5700, jeffersonchoralsociety.org


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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 winter dress for a holiday party or the perfect birthday gift, such as a silver or pewter Jefferson cup or a painting by a local artist 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 choice, finding the perfect winter ensemble, decor or gifts will be both easy and fun!

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Boutiques & Specialty Shops Locally Crafted Local artisans are popular in Charlottesville and the surrounding communities. Plan your itinerary with the help of the Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV), the state’s official nonprofit craft organization dedicated to promoting Virginia artisans. The ACV’s Monticello Artisan Trail is a map of destinations within the city of Charlottesville and throughout Albemarle and Nelson Counties, that designates more than 80 regional artisan studios, craft venues, orchards, vineyards, farms, restaurants, lodging and more.

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A diverse range of Central Virginia’s unique traditions and talents are represented on the trail—from a leather artist making custom personal and equestrian accessories by hand at a studio housed in an old train depot to a celebrated executive chef and decoy carver. Also be sure to drop in at some of the trail’s many businesses and craft venues that display and sell work from local ceramic artists, weavers and furniture makers. Exhibitions are always popping up in different locations, so be on your toes as you may just happen across one on the Downtown Mall! A stone’s throw away from the Downtown Mall is the city’s Holiday Market on the corner of Second and Water Streets every Saturday from November 26-December 17, offering handmade, homegrown or home baked items by locals.

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

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

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Relax and unwind at the Courtyard University Medical Center situated directly across from the Hospital and just steps away from the UVA/Corner area and Downtown. Courtyard by Marriott ® University Medical Center 1201 West Main Street | 434.977.1700 marriott.com/chodt 50

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English Inn of Charlottesville

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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 free a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM or try a bite from our 24/7 Gallery Menu. Centrally located in The Shops at Stonefield, discover entertainment, shopping, and dining just steps away. Never settle for staying any place less than Hyatt Place. To book, visit hyattplacecharlottesville.com Hyatt Place Charlottesville 2100 Bond Street Charlottesville, VA 22901 800.993.4751 Welcome to a different place.

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Welcoming Places to Stay Touring Charlottesville A well crafted tour can be the perfect way to explore Charlottesville’s best spots for food, wine, craft beverages, art and more. It’s about selecting the right itinerary and tour for your interests, so as to learn something new at each stop, whether it be a new Virginia varietal of award-winning wine, a locally made brew or even discover a native en plein air painter. The many available tours will expose you to some of the area’s renowned experts in their fields, allow you to taste delicious farm-to-table cuisine or immerse yourself in the culture of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia. History buffs can delve into one of the many historical tours near the Downtown Mall, Monticello or one of the many other historical grounds.

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For the wine and brew connoisseurs, try a behind-the-scenes wine tour, where you can learn everything there is to know about wine making. A variety of craft brew tours are offered as well, where you can learn about the hops and sampling the brewmaster’s selection. And you cannot forget about the mouth-watering foodie tours,

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Welcoming Places to Stay pairing endless delicious discoveries. For the adventure seekers, consider, group workshops, art tours, and more, all right here in our beloved Charlottesville. Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society albemarlehistory.org

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

Albemarle Limousine (wine & custom) albemarlelimousine.com

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

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

Indian Summer Guides (horseback) indiansummerguideservice.com

Blue Ridge Excursions Monticello Tours (wine, beer, etc.) Unlimited (beverage, food, etc.) monticellowinetour.com blueridgeexcursionsunlimited.com Taste of Virginia Food Tours Blue Ridge Wine Excursions tasteofvirginiafoodtours.com blueridgewineexcursions.com UVA Guides (historical on grounds) uvaguides.org Camryn Limousine (art, beverage, etc.) camryn-limo.com

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

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The Inn at Monticello Montfair Resort Farm (434) 979-3593

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With fantastic complimentary amenities: • WiFi • HD channels • full kitchen • hot full breakfast, drinks, and light evening meal* (Monday through Thursday) • heated indoor pool & whirlpool • fitness center & sports court • access to Gold’s Gym • two meeting rooms (holds up to 100 people) for business/social event with latest A/V technology * Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age. Light evening meal served Monday - Thursday.

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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 yearround 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 Photo credit: Jennifer Jones 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 could not 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. But “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 59 for details on getting settled into your new home.

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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 are preparing to enter its hallowed halls for a degree or enjoying a weekend in town, here is your guide to local lingo. We proudly cheer on our Orange and Blue, “The Cavaliers”—“Cavs” for short, or “Wahoos.” What’s a Wahoo? Legend has it that Washington University of Virginia, Dan Addison, VA Public Aff. & Lee baseball fans dubbed the UVA players “wahoos” during their fierce in-state rivalry back in the 1890s. By 1940, “Wahoos” was in general use to denote the University students or events relating to them. The abbreviated “Hoos” sprang up later in student newspapers. The area on which UVA sits is called “Grounds,” not “campus,” and freshmen here are called “first-years.” The large, domed building with Mr. Jefferson’s great statue is the Rotunda, and its recent renovation and restoration project of the nearly 200-year-old structure has helped it remain at the heart of the University’s academic mission. It faces a huge grass courtyard known as “The Lawn,” surrounded by historic residences that are still coveted student and faculty residences. From the steps of the Rotunda, you can see “The Corner,” the area located at the intersection of University Avenue and the central entrance to UVA, the Honor Gate. Always abustle, the Corner has a great selection of casual restaurants with college prices and trendy shops that give it a cool vibe.

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

Get on the Grid Where you get your electricity depends on where you live, with one option per area. Power providers include AEP-Virginia, (800) 277-2177, aep.com; Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, (800) 367-2832, forcvec.com; Dominion Virginia Power, (888) 667-3000, dom.com; and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, (800) 552-3904, myrec.coop.

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

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

Take Out the Trash County residents may use the Ivy Landfill or hire a private collection firm, many of which use our single-stream recycling center—so no sorting is necessary, and the majority of your waste gets recycled. The city provides weekly trash take-away; residents purchase stickers for 13-gallon or 32-gallon trash bags at grocery stores or an annual sticker available at City Hall, (434) 970-3146.

Keep in Touch Landline phone service and Internet connections are available through CenturyLink, centurylink.com; Comcast, comcast.com; and nTelos, ntelos.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: (434) 980-2725, 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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Why Not Retire Here? With a temperate climate, beautiful scenery, expert medical care and a thriving cultural environment, it should come as no surprise that Charlottesville is a popular retirement location. Learning institutions such as Piedmont Virginia Community College and UVA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offer courses to suit all interests. OLLI even offers outings to international destinations in Europe, Memphis, Greece, Brazil and Mobile Massage Costa Rica. Many local gyms and fitness facilities offer Therapeutic Massage senior classes, and the golf courses, tennis courts and walking trails are very popular, too. in the comfort of Whereown to Retire your home! magazine recently named Charlottesville as one of the country’s “Dynamic Locales For Walkable Living.” Plus, there are many rewarding volunteer opportunities available locally, and our award-winning Senior Center has a great mix of programs and travel choices, such as a jaunt to Nashville or a trip to Ireland. Charlottesville is also proud to be home toMassagebyJacob.com two great medical centers, the University of Virginia Health System and Sentara Jacob E Gansneder VIII Martha Jefferson Hospital, both offering outstanding health care on the cutting edge of CMT & acupressure master medicine. Withjacob@massagebyjacob.com the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport as a convenient gateway to a world of 434-981-4968 destinations and the coast only a couple of hours away, it’s no wonder Money Magazine rated Charlottesville as the No. 2 place to retire young!

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And for those with school-age children, 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. Ever hear of the “McGuffey Reader,” one of the best-known early school books? A celebrated community leader and profound contributor to education, “McGuffey Reader” author William H. McGuffey spent the last 28 years of his life in Charlottesville, was a professor at UVA and is buried on the University Grounds. There’s no doubt that education is emphasized throughout our community. Learn all about Charlottesville’s educational opportunities at CharlottesvilleFamily.com.

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My family chose this School to give me a good academic foundation. The School does a great job of helping students pursue their interests.

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

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Becoming a Local 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 do it in style. You’ll find 200-year-old 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. You’ll see how living an athletic life in Charlottesville will involve making friends, too. Whether you’re playing 9 holes, stretching for yoga, taking a fall stroll, dining 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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Cutting-edge health care from area hospitals provides our community with excellent specialists in a variety of medical fields, and the presence of a teaching hospital helps make Charlottesville, named one of the Top 10 Healthiest Cities by Daily Finance, a sought-after destination. Seven programs at the University of Virginia Health System achieved Top 100 rankings in the 20142015 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” guide: Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology. The UVA Health System also takes pride in its innovative Heart Center and the state-of-the-art Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, an excellent private facility, expanded and updated its services when it moved into a new facility on Pantops Mountain, which 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 and 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.

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


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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 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 45,000 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 101,000. Both city and county are fascinating places to explore and wonderful locales to call home, and we welcome you!

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