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amily-Friendly Fun and Servi F r o f s k c i ces ning P n i W r You Family Fun FAMILY DAY TRIP (WITHIN 3-HOURS) 1. Washington, D.C. 2. Williamsburg 3. Virginia Beach FESTIVAL 1. Graves Mountain Apple Festival 2. Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival 3. The Festy Experience HIKE 1. Humpback Rock 2. Crabtree Falls 3. Sugar Hollow HISTORIC ATTRACTION (WITHIN 1-HOUR) 1. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello 2. Frontier Culture Museum 3. James Madison 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 THEATER 1. Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX 2. Violet Crown Cinema 3. Zeus Digital Theater, Waynesboro

MUSIC VENUE 1. UVA’s John Paul Jones Arena ➤ 2. The Paramount Theater ➤ 3. Sprint Wireless Pavilion

CITY PARK/PLAYGROUND 1. Greenleaf Park 2. Pen Park 3. McGuffey Park

THEME PARK 1. Busch Gardens 2. Kings Dominion ➤ 3. Massanutten Water Park

COUNTY PARK/PLAYGROUND 1. Pen Park 2. Mint Springs Park 3. Walnut Creek

UVA SPORTS TEAM 1. Basketball 2. Football 3. Baseball

PICK-YOUR-OWN FARM (WITHIN 1-HOUR) 1. Chiles Peach Orchard 2. Carter Mountain Orchard 3. Bellair Farm

ZOO 1. Smithsonian’s National Zoo 2. Virginia Safari Park 3. Metro Richmond Zoo

PRIVATE POOL

Parties & Portraits

➤ 1. ACAC Adventure Central

2. Fry’s Spring Beach Club 3. Farmington Country Club PUBLIC POOL 1. Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center 2. Crozet PARC YMCA Pool 3. Onesty Family Aquatic Center RAINY DAY OUTING 1. Jump! 2. Virginia Discovery Museum 3. Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX STUDIOS FOR CRAFTING 1. Wine & Design 2. Lazy Daisy Ceramics & The Paintin’ Place 3. Crozet Arts

THEATRE GROUP 1. Live Arts ➤ 2. Four County Players 3. American Shakespeare Center

LOCAL CAKE BAKERY 1. Chandler’s Bakery 2. Albemarle Baking Company 3. Sweethaus Cupcake Cafe PARTY ENTERTAINMENT 1. Expressions Face Painting 2. Wes Iseli, Magician 3. Freckles n Friends PARTY LOCATION 1. Jump! 2. The Little Gym 3. Bounce, Play-n-Create LOCAL PARTY SUPPLIES 1. The Party Starts Here 2. Rock Paper Scissors 3. Caspari PARTY THEME 1. Legos 2. Pool 3. Movie Themes


PHOTOGRAPHER

➤ 1. 3 Cats Photo ➤ 2. Jen Fariello 3. Jim Carpenter, Gitchell’s Studio

Shopping BABY BOUTIQUE – LOCAL 1. Whimsies 2. Petit Bebe 3. O’ Susannah BABY GEAR – NATIONAL 1. Target 2. Babies “R” Us 3. Wal-Mart BABY GEAR – LOCAL

➤ 1. Here WEE Grow Again

2. Petit Bebe 3. Mama Bear Consignment BABY CLOTHING – NATIONAL 1. Target 2. Baby Gap 3. Old Navy BIKE SHOP 1. Blue Ridge Cyclery 2. Performance Bicycle 3. Bike Factory of Charlottesville 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 LOCAL CUSTOM FRAME SHOP 1. The Great Frame Up 2. The Art Box and Creative Framing 3. F reeman–Victorious Frame Shop & Gallery FARMERS MARKET LOCATION 1. Charlottesville City Market 2. Crozet Farmers Market 3. Forest Lakes Farmers Market GROCERY STORE – LOCAL 1. Foods of All Nations 2. Crozet Great Value 3. Rebecca’s Natural Foods

GROCERY STORE – NATIONAL 1. Trader Joe’s 2. Kroger 3. Harris Teeter HOBBY SHOP 1. University Dive & Hobby Center 2. The End Game 3. Rail Tales 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. Home Goods MUSIC STORE 1. Plan 9 Music 2. Stacy’s Music 3. Music & Arts Center PET SUPPLIES – LOCAL 1. Pet Food Discounters 2. Sammy Snacks 3. Natural Pet Essentials PET SUPPLIES – NATIONAL 1. Pet Supplies Plus 2. PetSmart 3. Petco PLACE TO BUY GREEN 1. Whole Foods 2. Rebecca’s Natural Food 3. Charlottesville City Market PLACE TO BUY JEANS 1. Jean Theory 2. Gap 3. Belk RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR KIDS – LOCAL ➤1. Here WEE Grow Again 2. Natalie Dressed 3. Schoolhouse Thrift Shop RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR KIDS – NATIONAL 1. Kid to Kid 2. Plato’s Closet 3. Goodwill

LOCAL RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR WOMEN 1. Natalie Dressed 2. 29 Consign 3. Rethreads MATERNITY CLOTHING – LOCAL

➤ 1. Here WEE Grow Again

MATERNITY CLOTHING – NATIONAL 1. Target 2. Motherhood Maternity 3. Old Navy SPORTING GOODS – LOCAL 1. Ragged Mountain Running Shop 2. Crozet Running Shop 3. The Hip Joint SPORTING GOODS – NATIONAL 1. Dick’s Sporting Goods 2. Play It Again Sports 3. Gander Mountain TOY SHOP – LOCAL 1. Shenanigans Toys 2. Alakazam Toys 3. BOUNCE Toy Shop TOY SHOP – NATIONAL 1. Toys “R” Us 2. Target 3. Wal-Mart WOMEN’S CLOTHING SHOP – LOCAL 1. Eloise 2. Scarpa 3. BitterSweet WOMEN’S CLOTHING SHOP – NATIONAL 1. Ann Taylor LOFT 2. Belk 3. Anthropologie

Health & Wellness ALTERNATIVE CARE PROVIDER 1. Downtown Family Healthcare 2. ChinaMed 3. Greene Lake Healing CHIROPRACTOR

➤ 1. Heppner Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center 2. Cox Chiropractic Clinic 3. Scott Wagner Chiropractic

COUNSELING SERVICE 1. New City Counseling 2. Riverbend Counseling 3. Virginia Center for Family Relations


DENTIST, FAMILY PRACTICE

➤ 1. Crozet Family Dental

2. Rice & Rice Family Dentistry 3. Drs. Clarke & Farmer, DDS DENTIST, PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY

➤ 1. Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry ➤ 2. Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry 3. Crozet Pediatric Dentistry DERMATOLOGIST 1. Family Dermatology of Albemarle 2. Charlottesville Dermatology 3. Albemarle Dermatology Associates FAMILY MEDICINE PRACTICE 1. Albemarle Center for Family Medicine 2. Family Medicine of Albemarle 3. Pantops Family Medicine HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN’S HEALTH 1. UVA Children’s Hospital 2. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital 3. Augusta Health HOSPITAL FOR MATERNITY CARE 1. Sentara 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 Ch’ville OPTOMETRIST 1. Primary Eyecare 2. Crozet Eye Care 3. Drs. Record & Record ORTHODONTIST

➤ 1. Charlottesville Orthodontics

2. Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics 3. Horbaly Orthodontics PEDIATRICIAN

➤ 1. Pediatric Associates of Ch’ville 2. Piedmont Pediatrics 3. Northridge Pediatrics

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PHYSICAL THERAPY

➤ 1. ACAC

2. Pantops Physical Therapy 3. Spectrum Physical Therapy PLASTIC SURGEON 1. MJH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates 2. UVA Plastic Surgery VETERINARIAN 1. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital 2. Autumn Trails Veterinary Center 3. Old Dominion Animal Hospital

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Education NANNY/SITTER SERVICE 1. ASAP Sitters 2. Hoos Sitters 3. Local Nanny Network (Premier Event Childcare) DAYCARE (FULL-TIME INFANT CARE) 1. Bright Beginnings Preschool 2. Westminster Child Care Center 3. Foundations Child Development Center EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT/TUTORING OR LEARNING PROGRAM 1. Georgetown Learning Center 2. Clayborne Education 3. Wahoo Tutors EDUCATIONAL RECREATION

➤ 1. ACAC

2. Virginia Discovery Museum 3. The Civility School LIBRARY BRANCH 1. Northside Library 2. Crozet Library 3. Central Library

PRESCHOOL 1. Bright Beginnings Preschool 2. Westminster Child Care Center ➤ 3. Charlottesville Catholic School PRIVATE SCHOOL, ELEMENTARY

➤ 1. The Covenant School ➤ 2. St. Anne’s-Belfield School ➤ 3. North Branch School PRIVATE SCHOOL, MIDDLE

➤ 1. The Covenant School ➤ 2. Charlottesville Catholic School ➤ 3. St. Anne’s-Belfield School PRIVATE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE PREP ➤ 1. The 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. Jillian Lemma – Charlottesville Catholic School 3. Summer Bryant – Bright Beginnings Preschool

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2. Chaps Ice Cream 3. Kirk’s Homemade Ice Cream

INTERNATIONAL FOOD – CHINESE 1. Peter Chang’s China Grill 2. Taste of China 3. East Garden

BREAKFAST SPOT – NATIONAL 1. International House of Pancakes 2. Panera Bread 3. Waffle House

FROZEN DESSERT PLACE – NATIONAL 1. Sweet Frog 2. Ben & Jerry’s 3. Kohr Brothers

INTERNATIONAL FOOD – INDIAN 1. Milan Indian Cuisine 2. Maharaja 3. Royal Indian Restaurant

BUFFET RESTAURANT – LOCAL 1. East Garden 2. Milan Indian Cuisine 3. Hibachi Grill

FAMILY RESTAURANT – LOCAL 1. Tip Top Restaurant 2. Timberwood Grill 3. Al Carbon Chicken

INTERNATIONAL FOOD – ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN 1. Tavola 2. Travinia 3. Bella’s

BUFFET RESTAURANT – NATIONAL 1. Wood Grill Buffet 2. Golden Corral 3. Sushi Love

FAMILY RESTAURANT – NATIONAL 1. Applebee’s 2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 3. Outback Steakhouse

COFFEE SHOP – LOCAL 1. Mudhouse 2. Shenandoah Joe 3. Greenberry’s Coffee

FAST FOOD – LOCAL 1. Bodo’s Bagels 2. Riverside Lunch 3. Sticks Kebob Shop

COFFEE SHOP – NATIONAL 1. Starbucks 2. Dunkin’ Donuts 3. Panera Bread

FAST FOOD – NATIONAL 1. Chick-fil-A 2. Chipotle Mexican Grill 3. Wendy’s

DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT – LOCAL 1. Mas Tapas 2. Tavola 3. The Local

HAMBURGER RESTAURANT – LOCAL 1. Citizen Burger Bar 2. Riverside Lunch 3. Martin’s Grill

DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT – NATIONAL 1. Bonefish Grill 2. Burton’s Grill 3. Travinia

HAMBURGER RESTAURANT – NATIONAL 1. Five Guys 2. Zinburger 3. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

BREAKFAST SPOT – LOCAL 1. Bodo’s Bagels 2. Tip Top Restaurant 3. Bluegrass Diner

FROZEN DESSERT PLACE – LOCAL

➤ 1. Splendora’s Gelato

INTERNATIONAL FOOD – SOUTH OF THE BORDER 1. Guadalajara 2. Al Carbon Chicken 3. Plaza Azteca INTERNATIONAL FOOD – TAPAS 1. Mas Tapas 2. Bang! 3. Parallel 38 INTERNATIONAL FOOD – THAI 1. Thai ‘99 2. Tara Thai 3. Lime Leaf LOCAL KIDS’ MENU 1. Bodo’s Bagel 2. Timberwood Grill 3. Tip Top Restaurant

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NATIONAL KIDS’ MENU 1. Burton’s Grill 2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 3. Chick-fil-A PIZZA – LOCAL 1. Christian’s Pizza 2. Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie ➤ 3. Sal’s Pizza PIZZA – NATIONAL 1. Domino’s Pizza 2. Mellow Mushroom 3. Papa John’s Pizza SALAD BAR 1. Jason’s Deli 2. Ruby Tuesday 3. Whole Foods SANDWICH PLACE – LOCAL 1. Bodo’s Bagel 2. Ivy Provisions 3. Bellair Market SANDWICH PLACE – NATIONAL 1. Subway 2. Panera Bread 3. Which Wich

Kids’ Activities BABY/TODDLER PROGRAM

➤ 1. The Little Gym 2. Bright Beginnings Preschool ➤ 3. North Branch School DANCE SCHOOL 1. Charlottesville Ballet Academy ➤ 2. Wilson School of Dance 3. Albemarle Ballet Theatre GOLF PROGRAM 1. Kandi Comer Golf at Old Trail 2. Birdwood Golf Course ➤ 3. Meadowcreek Golf Course

TEAM SPORTS PROGRAM

➤ 1. SOCA 2. VABA 3. Charlottesville Parks & Recreation TENNIS LESSONS ➤ 1. ACAC 2. Matilda Blue Tennis 2. QuickStart Tennis 3. Fairview Swim & Tennis THEATRE PROGRAM 1. Live Arts 2. Four County Players 3. Black Box Players SUMMER DAY CAMP 1. Living Earth Camp ➤ 2. Triple C Camp ➤ 3. ACAC SUMMER RESIDENTIAL CAMP 1. Living Earth Camp 2. Watermarks Camp and Retreat Center ➤ 3. Camp Friendship SWIM PROGRAM

➤ 1. ACAC 2. Crozet Gators 3. Fry Spring’s Beach Club

Fitness & Beauty BEAUTY SALON 1. Moxie Hair & Body Lounge 2. Face Value 3. Hair Cuttery BARBER SHOP 1. Staples Barber Shop 2. Crozet Barber Shop 3. Sport Clips EXERCISE CLASS – MOMMY & ME

➤ 1. ACAC

2. Bend Yoga

➤ 3. The Little Gym GYMNASTICS PROGRAM

➤ 1. The Little Gym 2. Classics Gymnastics 3. Friendship Gymnastics

EXERCISE CLASS – WOMEN

➤ 1. ACAC

2. Pure Barre 3. Anytime Fitness

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

➤ 1. Camp Friendship 2. Millington Stables 3. Hidden Creek Farm MARTIAL ARTS 1. Laughing Dragon Kung Fu 2. 7 Tigers Taekwondo & Hapikido 3. Super Kicks Karate (UpLevel Martial Arts)

FAMILY HEALTH CLUB/GYM

➤ 1. ACAC

2. Anytime Fitness 3. Boar’s Head Sports Club KIDS’ HAIR CUTS 1. Hair Cuttery 2. Staples 3. Moxie

MUSIC TEACHER/SCHOOL

➤ 1. Blue Ridge Music Together & Luminaria Cville 2. Charlottesville Performing Arts School 3. Blue Ridge Irish Music School

MANICURE/PEDICURE 1. Holly’s Nail Salon 2. Red Handed 3. Le Vie Nails

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MIND/BODY CLASSES

➤ 1. ACAC 2. Tru Pilates 3. FlyDog Yoga 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. Stanley Martin CONCIERGE SERVICES 1. Cville Concierge 2. EcoGreen Dry Cleaning Concierge 3. C&D Concierge Service DECORATOR 1. Attainable Spaces 2. Shannon Monahan 3. Kard Ward ELECTRICIAN 1. Robertson Electric 2. Safeway 3. Michael & Sons

FURNITURE STORE 2. Circa 3. Classic Furniture

HOME ELECTRONICS 1. Crutchfield 2. Best Buy 3. ProLink, LLC

GARDEN CENTER 1. Ivy Nursery 2. Snow’s Garden Center 3. Lowe’s Home Improvement

LAUNDRY SERVICES 1. Natural Earth Laundry 2. Preston Suds 3. Express Laundry Center

HANDYMAN 1. Advantage Handyman 2. Mansfield’s 3. Charlottesville Handyman

LANDSCAPING SERVICES 1. Snow’s Garden Center 2. Appalachian Landscape 3. Meriweather Mowing

HEATING & AIR 2. Mack Morris Heating & Air 3. Curtis Heating and Cooling

ORGANIZING SERVICE 1. Attainable Spaces 2. Charlottesville Organizing LLC 3. Simply Organized

HOME ACCESSORY SHOP 1. Roxie Daisy 2. Patina Antiques 3. Circa

PAINTER 1. Wade Lewis 2. CertaPro Painters 3. Piedmont Paint & Finish

HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE 1. Nooks and Crannies 2. Molly Maid 3. Merry Maids

PEST CONTROL 1. Intrastate Pest Control 2. Holistic Pest Solutions 3. Dodson Pest Control

➤ 1. Grand Home Furnishings

➤ 1. Albemarle Heating & Air


PLUMBING 1. Robertson Electric 2. Beck Cohen 3. Fitch Services ROOFING 1. Roof Top Services 2. WA Lynch Roofing 3. Blue Ridge Roofing WINDOW CLEANING 1. Cavalier Window Cleaning 2. 2nd Glance Window Cleaning 3. J&A Professional Window Cleaning

Services AUTO DEALERSHIP 1. Brown Automotive 2. Jim Price Auto 3. Colonial Auto Center BANK/CREDIT UNION 1. UVA Community Credit Union 2. Wells Fargo 3. Bank of America CAR REPAIR SHOP 1. Airport Road Auto Center 2. University Tire and Auto Center 2. Peacock Auto Service 3. Bob’s Wheel Alignment CAR WASH 1. White Horse Auto Wash 2. Clean Machine Car Wash 3. All American Car Wash FAMILY LAWYER

➤ 1. Tucker Griffin Barnes PC 2. M  ichie Hamlett 3. Martin-Wren FINANCIAL CONSULTANT 1. Northwestern Mutual 2. Wells Fargo 3. Ameriprise Finanical INSURANCE AGENT 1. Gary Albert, State Farm 2. Cynthia Shifflett, State Farm ➤ 3. Beth Towe Heck, Towe Insurance INSURANCE COMPANY 1. State Farm Insurance 2. USAA Insurance ➤ 3. Towe Insurance Co. MORTGAGE BROKER 1. First Heritage Mortage 2. Prosperity Home Mortgage 3. Movement Mortgage

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