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Favorite Awards 2015

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We asked and you answered! About 1,600 of you shared your favorite places to eat, shop and play in the fourth annual CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite Awards. Discover the top vote-getters here!

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Family Fun FAMILY DAY TRIP (WITHIN 3-HOURS) 1. Williamsburg 2. Richmond 3. Washington, D.C. FESTIVAL 1. Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival 2. Dogwood Festival 3. Lockn’ Festival HIKE 1. Humpback 2. Crabtree Falls 3. Sugar Hollow HISTORIC ATTRACTION (WITHIN 1-HOUR) ➤ 1. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello 2. Frontier Culture Museum 3. James Madison’s Montpelier KID’S MUSEUM 1. Virginia Discovery Museum 2. Amazement Square 3. Children’s Museum of Richmond LOCAL RESORT 1. Wintergreen Resort ➤ 2. Massanutten Resort 3. Boar’s Head Inn & Spa MOVIE THEATRE 1. Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX ➤ 2. The Paramount Theater 3. Zeus Digital Theater, Waynesboro

MUSIC VENUE 1. UVA’s John Paul Jones Arena ➤ 2. nTelos Wireless Pavilion 3. The Jefferson Theater PARK/PLAYGROUND – CITY 1. Greenleaf Park 2. Forest Hills Park 3. Riverview Park PARK/PLAYGROUND – COUNTY 1. Pen Park 2. Mint Springs Park 3. Chris Greene Lake Park PICK‐YOUR-OWN FARM (WITHIN 1-HOUR) 1. Chiles Peach Orchard 2. Carter Mountain Orchard 3. Critzer Family Farm PRIVATE POOL ➤ 1. ACAC Adventure Central 2. Fry’s Spring Beach Club 3. Old Trail Village Pool & Swim Club PUBLIC POOL 1. Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center 2. Crozet PARC YMCA Pool 3. Onesty Family Aquatic Center RAINY DAY OUTING 1. Jump! 2. Bounce-n-Play of Charlottesville ➤ 3. Virginia Discovery Museum

STUDIOS FOR CRAFTING 1. Wine & Design 2. Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The Painting Place ➤ 3. Crozet Arts THEATRE GROUP 1. Live Arts 2. American Shakespeare Center ➤ 3. Four County Players


THEME PARK 1. Busch Gardens 2. Kings Dominion ➤ 3. Massanutten WaterPark UVA SPORTS TEAM 1. Basketball 2. Baseball 3. Football ZOO 1. Smithsonian’s National Zoo 2. Virginia Safari Park 3. Metro Richmond Zoo

Parties & Portraits LOCAL CAKE BAKERY 1. Chandler’s Bakery 2. Sweethaus Cupcake Cafe 3. Albemarle Baking Company PARTY ENTERTAINMENT 1. Bounce-n-Play of Charlottesville 2. Jump! 3. Expressions Face Painting PARTY LOCATION 1. Jump! ➤ 2. Bounce-n-Play of Charlottesville ➤ 3. ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center PARTY SUPPLIES – LOCAL 1. The Party Starts Here 2. Rock Paper Scissors 3. Caspari PARTY THEME 1. Legos 2. Pool 3. Superheros PHOTOGRAPHER ➤ 1. 3 Cats Photo ➤ 2. Jen Fariello 3. Jim Carpenter, Gitchell’s Studio

Shopping BABY BOUTIQUE – LOCAL 1. Whimsies 2. Petit Bebe 3. April’s Corner BABY GEAR – NATIONAL CHAIN 1. Here WEE Grow Again 2. Kid to Kid 3. Lollipop Shop BABY GEAR – NATIONAL 1. Target 2. Babies R Us 3. Wal-Mart

BABY CLOTHING – NATIONAL 1. Target 2. Baby Gap 3. Old Navy BIKE SHOP 1. Blue Ridge Cyclery 2. Performance Bicycle 3. Bike Factory BOOKSTORE FOR KID’S TITLES – LOCAL 1. Shenanigans Toys 2. Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery 3. New Dominion Bookshop CHILDREN’S CLOTHING – LOCAL 1. Whimsies 2. Petit Bebe CHILDREN’S CLOTHING – NATIONAL 1. Old Navy 2. Target 3. Gap Kids CUSTOM FRAME SHOP – LOCAL 1. The Great Frame Up 2. The Art Box and Creative Framing 3. Freeman–Victorious Frame Shop & Gallery FARMER’S MARKET LOCATION 1. Charlottesville City Market 2. Crozet Farmers Market 3. Forest Lakes Farmers Market GROCERY STORE – LOCAL 1. Foods of All Nations 2. Rebecca’s Natural Foods ➤ 3. Crozet Great Value GROCERY STORE – NATIONAL 1. Kroger 2. Trader Joe’s 3. Harris Teeter HOBBY SHOP 1. Studio Art Shop 2. University Dive & Hobby Center 3. The End Game Center ➤ JEWELRY BOUTIQUE 1. Keller & George 2. Andrew Minton Jewelers 3. Penelope KITCHEN GEAR & SUPPLIES – LOCAL 1. The Happy Cook KITCHEN GEAR & SUPPLIES – NATIONAL 1. Bed, Bath & Beyond 2. Williams-Sonoma 3. World Market MUSIC STORE 1. Plan 9 Music 2. Stacy’s Music 3. Sidetracks Music

PET SUPPLIES – LOCAL 1. Pet Food Discounters 2. Sammy Snacks 3. Natural Pet Essentials PET SUPPLIES – NATIONAL 1. PetSmart 2. Petco ➤ 3. Pet Supplies Plus PLACE TO BUY GREEN 1. Whole Foods 2. Trader Joe’s 3. Rebecca’s Natural Food ➤ PLACE TO BUY JEANS 1. Old Navy 2. Jean Theory 3. American Eagle Outfitters RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR KIDS – LOCAL 1. Here Wee Grow Again 2. Lollipop Shop RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR KIDS – NATIONAL 1. Kid to Kid Consignment 2. Plato’s Closet RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR WOMEN 1. Natalie Dressed 2. Divine Consign 3. Glad Rags Boutique MATERNITY CLOTHING – LOCAL 1. Lollipop Shop 2. Kid to Kid 3. Here WEE Grow Again MATERNITY CLOTHING – NATIONAL 1. Motherhood Maternity 2. Target 3. Old Navy SPORTING GOODS – LOCAL 1. Ragged Mountain Running Shop 2. Crozet Running Shop 3. Downtown Athletic SPORTING GOODS – NATIONAL 1. Dick’s Sporting Goods 2. Play It Again Sports 3. Blue Ridge Mountain Sports LOCAL TOY SHOP 1. Shenanigans 2. Alakazam Toys ➤ ➤ 3. The Funky Monkey at Bounce-n-Play NATIONAL TOY SHOP 1. Toys “R” Us 2. Target 3. Wal-Mart


City Parks and Rec is a godsend — very well run and so many options! — Beth

WOMEN’S CLOTHING SHOP – LOCAL 1. Eloise 2. BitterSweet 3. Scarpa WOMEN’S CLOTHING – NATIONAL 1. Belk 2. Loft 3. Kohl’s

Health & Wellness ALTERNATIVE CARE PROVIDER 1. ChinaMed 2. Downtown Family Healthcare 3. Chville Wellness Center Family Practice CHIROPRACTOR 1. Cox Chiropractic Clinic 2. Heppner Family Chiropractic & ➤ Wellness Center 3. Scott Wagner Chiropractic COUNSELING SERVICE 1. New City Counseling 2. Riverbend Counseling 3. Region Ten DENTIST, FAMILY PRACTICE 1. Crozet Family Dental ➤ 2. Aesthetic Dentistry of Charlottesville 3. Drs. Clarke & Farmer, DDS DENTIST, PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY 1. Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry ➤ 2. Children’s Dentistry with a Mother’s Touch ➤ 3. Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry DERMATOLOGIST ➤ 1. Albemarle Dermatology Associates ➤ 2. Charlottesville Dermatology 3. Dermatology, P.L.C. FAMILY MEDICINE PRACTICE 1. Albemarle Center for Family Medicine 2. Downtown Family Healthcare 3. Forest Lakes Family Medicine HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH 1. UVA Children’s Hospital 2. Martha Jefferson Hospital 3. Augusta Health HOSPITAL FOR MATERNITY CARE 1. Martha Jefferson Hospital 2. UVA Health System 3. Augusta Health OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 1. Jefferson Ob/Gyn 2. Dr. Edward Wolanski 3. OB/Gyn Associates of Chville OPTOMETRIST 1. Primary Eyecare 2. Drs. Record & Record 3. Crozet Eye Care Carter Mountain | Jen Bryerton

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ORTHODONTIST

➤ 1. Charlottesville Orthodontics 2. Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics 3. Suzanne Dennis Orthodontics PEDIATRICIAN ➤ 1. P ediatric Associates of Chville 2. Piedmont Pediatrics 3. Northridge Pediatrics PHYSICAL THERAPY ➤ 1. ACAC 2. Spectrum Physical Therapy 3. Pantops Physical Therapy PLASTIC SURGEON 1. M  JH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates 2. UVA Plastic Surgery 3. Facial Cosmetic Surgery at the University of Virginia VETERINARIAN ➤ 1. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital 2. Charlottesville Veterinary Hospital 3. Airport Animal Clinic

Education NANNY/SITTER SERVICE 1. Care.com 2. ASAP Sitters ➤ 3. Monticello Nannies DAYCARE (FULL-TIME CARE FOR INFANTS) 1. Bright Beginnings Preschool 2. ABC Preschool ➤ 3. Westminster Child Care Center EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT/TUTORING PROGRAM/LEARNING PROGRAM 1. Wahoo Tutors 2. Learning Rx 3. Georgetown Learning Center EDUCATIONAL RECREATION ➤ 1. ACAC 2. ATA Leadership Martial Arts 3. Bricks 4 Kidz LIBRARY BRANCH 1. Northside Library 2. Crozet Library 3. Central Library PRESCHOOL 1. Bright Beginnings Preschool ➤ 2. Peabody School ➤ 3. ACAC PRIVATE SCHOOL, ELEMENTARY ➤ 1. Covenant School ➤ 2. Charlottesville Catholic School ➤ 3. St. Anne’s-Belfield School PRIVATE SCHOOL, MIDDLE ➤ 1. Covenant School ➤ 2. Charlottesville Catholic School ➤ 3. St. Anne’s-Belfield School

As a family, we’re in love with the sandwiches at Bellair Market. We love the names, too — so cleverly based on local areas around Charlottesville! We love taking company when they visit because it’s such a fun and unexpected surprise to find in a gas station! — Caroline

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{inspiration family favorites} PRIVATE SCHOOL – HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE PREP 1. Covenant School ➤ 2. St. Anne’s-Belfield School ➤ 3. Tandem Friends School SPEECH-LANGUAGE PROGRAM 1. Crozet Speech & Learning Center 2. S heila C. Johnson Center for Human Services 3. Speak! Language Center TEACHER 1. Darlene Parks – Effort Christian School ➤ 2. Jennifer Strong – Peabody School

Dining Out BREAKFAST SPOT – LOCAL 1. Tip Top Restaurant 2. Bodo’s Bagels 3. The Villa Diner BREAKFAST SPOT – NATIONAL 1. International House of Pancakes 2. Panera Bread 3. Waffle House BUFFET RESTAURANT – LOCAL 1. Wood Grill Buffet 2. Milan Indian Cuisine 3. East Garden BUFFET RESTAURANT – NATIONAL 1. Wood Grill Buffet 2. Golden Corral 3. Jason’s Deli

LOCAL COFFEE SHOP 1. Mudhouse 2. Shenandoah Joe 3. Greenberry’s Coffee COFFEE SHOP – NATIONAL 1. Panera Bread 2. Mudhouse 3. Dunkin’ Donuts LOCAL DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT 1. Bonefish Grill 2. The Local 3. Duner’s NATIONAL DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT 1. Bonefish Grill 2. The Melting Pot 3. Outback Steakhouse LOCAL FROZEN DESSERT PLACE 1. Splendora’s Gelato ➤ 2. Chaps Ice Cream 3. Kirk’s Homemade Ice Cream NATIONAL FROZEN DESSERT PLACE 1. Sweet Frog 2. Bloop 3. Cold Stone Creamery LOCAL FAMILY RESTAURANT 1. Tip Top Restaurant 2. Timberwood Grill 3. Fardowners Restaurant

NATIONAL FAMILY RESTAURANT 1. Outback Steakhouse 2. Applebee’s 3. Red Robin LOCAL FAST FOOD 1. Bodo’s Bagels 2. Sticks Kebob Shop 3. Riverside Lunch NATIONAL FAST FOOD 1. Chipotle Mexican Grill 2. Chick-fil-A 3. McDonald’s HAMBURGER RESTAURANT – NATIONAL 1. Five Guys 2. Red Robin 3. McDonald’s HAMBURGER RESTAURANT – LOCAL 1. Riverside Lunch 2. Martin’s Grill 3. Fardowners INTERNATIONAL FOOD – CHINESE 1. Peter Chang’s China Grill 2. Taste of China 3. The Red Lantern INTERNATIONAL FOOD – INDIAN 1. Milan Indian Cuisine 2. Royal Indian Restaurant 3. Maharaja


INTERNATIONAL FOOD – ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN 1. Tavola 2. Aroma’s Cafe 3. Vivace INTERNATIONAL FOOD – SOUTH OF THE BORDER 1. Guadalajara ➤ 2. Plaza Azteca 3. Continental Divide INTERNATIONAL FOOD – TAPAS 1. Bang! 2. Mas Tapas 3. Parallel 38 INTERNATIONAL FOOD – THAI 1. Thai ‘99 2. Tara Thai 3. Lime Leaf LOCAL KIDS’ MENU 1. Tip Top Restaurant 2. Christians Pizza 3. Timberwood NATIONAL KIDS’ MENU 1. Chick-fil-A 2. Burton’s Grill 3. Red Robin

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PIZZA – LOCAL 1. Christian’s Pizza 2. Sal’s Pizza 3. Crozet Pizza PIZZA – NATIONAL 1. Papa John’s Pizza 2. Dominos Pizza 3. Pizza Hut SALAD BAR 1. Jason’s Deli 2. Ruby Tuesday 3. Foods of All Nations LOCAL SANDWICH PLACE 1. Bodo’s Bagel 2. The Market at Bellair 3. The Carving Board NATIONAL SANDWICH PLACE 1. Subway 2. Jimmy John’s 3. Panera Bread

Kids’ Activities BABY/TODDLER PROGRAM 1. The Little Gym ➤ 2. Charlottesville Parks & Recreation 3. Bright Beginnings Preschool

DANCE SCHOOL 1. Charlottesville Ballet Academy 2. Wilson School of Dance 3. Albemarle Ballet Theatre GOLF PROGRAM 1. Old Trail Golf 2. The First Tee 3. Birdwood Golf Course GYMNASTICS PROGRAM 1. The Little Gym ➤ 2. Classics Gymnastics ➤ 3. Friendship Gymnastics HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS 1. Camp Friendship ➤ ➤ 2. Carriage Hill Farm 3. The Barracks Farm MARTIAL ARTS 1. Super Kicks Karate 2. ATA Leadership Martial Arts 3. Laughing Dragon Kung Fu MUSIC TEACHER/SCHOOL 1. Stacy’s Music 2. Music Education Center 3. Music Resource Center


{inspiration family favorites} TEAM SPORTS PROGRAM 1. SOCA 2. Charlottesville Parks & Recreation 3. VABA TENNIS LESSONS 1. ACAC ➤ 2. Matilda Blue Tennis 3. QuickStart Tennis THEATRE PROGRAM 1. Live Arts 2. Four County Players 3. Black Box Players SUMMER DAY CAMP 1. Living Earth School 2. Triple C Camp ➤ ➤ 3. ACAC SUMMER RESIDENTIAL CAMP 1. Living Earth School 2. Watermarks Camp and Retreat Center 3. Camp Friendship ➤ SWIM PROGRAM 1. ACAC ➤ 2. Crozet Gators 3. Charlottesville Parks & Recreation

Fitness & Beauty

I have attended several great reunions at Crozet Pizza. Best pizza ever and good times. — Robin

BEAUTY SALON 1. Moxie Hair & Body Lounge 2. Hair Cuttery 3. Bristles BARBER SHOP 1. Staples Barber Shop 2. Chung’s Barber Shop 3. Sport Clips EXERCISE CLASS – MOMMY & ME ➤ 1. ACAC 2. Bend Yoga 3. Baby Boot Camp EXERCISE CLASS – WOMEN 1. ACAC ➤ 2. Pure Barre 3. ATA Leadership Martial Arts FAMILY HEALTH CLUB/GYM 1. ACAC ➤ 2. Anytime Fitness 3. Boar’s Head Sports Club KIDS’ HAIR CUTS 1. Snip-Its 2. Hair Cuttery 3. Sport Clips MANICURE/PEDICURE 1. Holly’s Nail Salon 2. Happy Nails 3. Salon de Nails


MIND/BODY CLASSES 1. ACAC ➤ 2. Common Ground Healing Arts 3. Ashtanga Yoga of Charlottesville ➤ PLACE FOR A MASSAGE 1. Massage Envy ➤ 2. ACAC Spa 3. Boar’s Head Inn Spa

Home & Garden BUILDER/REMODELER 1. Southern Development Homes ➤ 2. Craig Builders ➤ 3. Dominion Custom Homes CONCIERGE SERVICES 1. Cville Concierge 2. C&D Concierge Service 3. EcoGreen Dry Cleaning Concierge DECORATOR 1. Cottage Interiors 2. Nina Crawford, MSS Designs Inc 3. Kenny Ball Antiques and Design ELECTRICIAN 1. Robertson Electric ➤ 2. Fitch Services 3. W.E. Brown ➤ FURNITURE STORE 1. Grand Home Furnishings 2. Artful Lodger 3. Classic Furniture GARDEN CENTER 1. Snow’s Garden Center 2. Ivy Nursery ➤ 3. Lowe’s Home Improvement HANDYMAN 1. Advantage Handyman 2. Charlottesville Handyman 3. Rosene Renovation & Repair HEATING & AIR 1. Robertson Electric ➤ 2. Albemarle Heating & Air ➤ ➤ 3. Mack Morris Heating & Air HOME ACCESSORY SHOP 1. HomeGoods 2. Lowe’s Home Improvement 3. Pier 1 Imports HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE 1. Molly Maids 2. Busy Brooms 3. Merry Maids HOME ELECTRONICS 1. Crutchfield ➤ 2. Best Buy 3. ProLink, LLC

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December 2015

LAUNDRY SERVICES 1. Natural Earth Laundry 2. Preston Suds 3. Express Laundry Center LANDSCAPING SERVICES 1. Snow’s Garden Center 2. J.W. Townsend Landscapes 3. Meriweather Mowing ORGANIZING SERVICE 1. Charlottesville Organizing LLC ➤ 2. Whole-Life Organizing ➤ 3. Attainable Spaces PAINTER 1. Piedmont Paint & Finish 2. Sun Painting 3. Harold S Miller Painting PEST CONTROL ➤ 1. Intrastate Pest Control 2. Holistic Pest Solutions 3. Dodson Pest Control PLUMBING ➤ 1. Robertson Electric 2. Beck Cohen 3. Fitch Services ROOFING 1. Roof Top Services 2. WA Lynch Roofing 3. Martin’s Roofing WINDOW CLEANING 1. Cavalier Window Cleaning 2. I Can See Clearly Now 3. Thoro Clean Window Cleaning

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Services AUTO DEALERSHIP 1. Brown Automotive 2. CarMax 3. Jim Price Auto BANK/CREDIT UNION 1. UVA Community Credit Union 2. BB&T Bank 3. Bank of America CAR REPAIR SHOP 1. Airport Road Auto Center 2. Brown Automotive 3. Peacock Auto Services CAR WASH 1. Clean Machine Car Wash 2. White Horse Auto Wash 3. Car Lovers Car Wash FAMILY LAWYER ➤ 1. Tucker Griffin Barnes 2. Thomas Nolan with Virginia Wills, Trust & Estates PLC 3. McGuire Woods, LLP


{inspiration family favorites} FINANCIAL CONSULTANT 1. Hancock Financial Group 2. Northwestern Mutual 3. Davenport & Company LLC INSURANCE AGENT 1. Gary Albert, State Farm 2. Beth Towe Heck, ➤ Towe Insurance 3. Kevin Mann, State Farm ➤ INSURANCE COMPANY 1. State Farm Insurance 2. Allstate Insurance 3. Nationwide Insurance MORTGAGE BROKER 1. BB&T Bank 2. USAA 3. Todd Jenkins with Movement Mortgage PET BOARDING & GROOMING 1. The Dogg House 2. Wakefield Kennel 3. Pawsible Grooming PET TRAINING 1. PetSmart 2. Bark Busters Home Dog Training 3. Canine Campus REAL ESTATE COMPANY 1. Nest Realty Group 2. Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates 3. Roy Wheeler Realty Company REALTOR 1. Denise Ramey, Long & Foster Real Estate 2. Marjorie Adam, Nest Realty Group 3. Jim Duncan, Nest Realty Group

We love Reading Rumpus at Gordon Avenue library! It is so interactive and I love watching my son connect with the books and songs. — Jessica

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