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Favorite Awards 2014

WINNERS

Special Online Edition

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THE PINK We asked and you answered! About 1,800 of you shared your favorite places to eat, shop and play in the fourth annual CharlottesvilleFamily Favorite Awards. Discover the top vote-getters here!

There are so many wonderful places to hang out with beautiful views of the area. —Barbara

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Family Fun FAMILY DAY TRIP (WITHIN A 3-HOUR DRIVE) 1. Washington, D.C. 2. Colonial Williamsburg 3. Virginia Beach FESTIVAL 1. Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival 2. Dogwood Festival 3. Carter Mountain Apple Festival HIKE 1. Humpback Rock 2. Sugar Hollow 3. Crabtree Falls HISTORIC ATTRACTION (WITHIN A 1-HOUR DRIVE) 1. Monticello 2. Frontier Culture Museum 3. UVA Rotunda KID’S MUSEUM 1. Virginia Discovery Museum 2. Amazement Square 3. Children’s Museum of Richmond LOCAL RESORT 1. Wintergreen Resort 2. The Boar’s Head 3. Massanutten Resort MOVIE THEATER 1. Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 & IMAX 2. The Paramount Theater 3. Zeus Digital Theater, Waynesboro

MUSIC VENUE 1. nTelos Wireless Pavilion 2. John Paul Jones Arena 3. The Jefferson Theater

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

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

THEME PARK 1. Busch Gardens 2. Kings Dominion 3. Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

COUNTY PARK/PLAYGROUND 1. Mint Springs Park 2. Darden Towe Park 3. Claudius Crozet Park

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

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

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

PRIVATE POOL 1. ACAC Adventure Central 2. Fry’s Spring Beach Club 3. Farmington Country Club

Parties & Portraits

PUBLIC POOL 1. Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center 2. Crozet PARC YMCA Pool 3. Onesty Family Aquatic Center RAINY DAY OUTING 1. Bounce-n-Play 2. Movies 3. Jefferson-Madison Regional Library STUDIOS FOR CRAFTING 1. Lazy Daisy Ceramics 2. Wine & Design 3. The Glass Palette

LOCAL CAKE BAKERY 1. Chandler’s Bakery 2. Albemarle Baking Company 3. Sweethaus PARTY ENTERTAINMENT 1. Bounce-n-Play 2. Expressions Face Painting 3. Wes Iseli Magician PARTY LOCATION 1. Bounce-n-Play 2. The Little Gym 3. ACAC

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{inspiration family favorites} PARTY SUPPLIES 1. The Party Starts Here 2. Rock Paper Scissors 3. Caspari PARTY THEME 1. Lego 2. Pool 3. Movie Themes

NATIONAL KITCHEN GEAR & SUPPLIES STORE 1. Bed, Bath & Beyond 2. Williams-Sonoma 3. World Market

PHOTOGRAPHER 1. 3 Cats Photo 2. Jen Fariello Photography 3. Robert Radifera Photography

MUSIC STORE 1. Plan 9 Music 2. Stacy’s Music 3. Sidetracks Music

Shopping

LOCAL PET SUPPLIES STORE 1. Pet Food Discounters 2. Sammy Snacks 3. Natural Pet Essentials

LOCAL BABY BOUTIQUE 1. Whimsies 2. Petit Bebe NATIONAL BABY CLOTHING STORE 1. Baby Gap 2. Target 3. Babies “R” Us BIKE SHOP 1. Blue Ridge Cyclery 2. Performance Bicycle Shop 3. Bike Factory of Charlottesville LOCAL BOOKSTORE FOR KIDS’ TITLES 1. Shenanigans 2. Over The Moon Bookstore 3. New Dominion Bookshop NATIONAL BOOKSTORE FOR KIDS’ TITLES 1. Barnes & Noble 2. Amazon 3. Family Christian Stores LOCAL CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE 1. Whimsies 2. Petit Bebe NATIONAL CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE 1. Gap Kids 2. Target 3. Gymboree LOCAL CUSTOM FRAME SHOP 1. The Great Frame Up 2. Creative Framing & The Art Box 3. Freeman-Victorius Frame Shop & Gallery FARMERS MARKET LOCATION 1. Charlottesville City Market 2. Crozet Farmers Market 3. Forest Lakes Farmers Market LOCAL GROCERY STORE 1. Foods of All Nations 2. Feast 3. Crozet Great Value NATIONAL GROCERY STORE 1. Whole Foods Market 2. Harris Teeter 3. Trader Joe’s 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

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LOCAL KITCHEN GEAR & SUPPLIES STORE 1. The Happy Cook 2. Creme de la Crème

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NATIONAL PET SUPPLIES STORE 1. PetSmart 2. Pet Supplies Plus 3. Petco PLACE TO BUY GREEN 1. Whole Foods 2. Rebecca’s Natural Food 3. Integral Yoga PLACE TO BUY JEANS 1. Jean Theory 2. Old Navy 3. Gap LOCAL RESALE/CONSIGNMENT SHOP FOR KIDS 1. Here Wee Grow Again 2. Lollipop Shop NATIONAL RESALE/CONSIGNMENT SHOP FOR KIDS 1. Kid to Kid Consignment 2. Plato’s Closet RESALE/CONSIGNMENT FOR WOMEN 1. Natalie Dressed 2. Divine Consign 3. Vintage Vixen LOCAL SPORTING GOODS 1. Ragged Mountain Running Shop 2. Crozet Running Shop 3. Downtown Athletic

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NATIONAL SPORTING GOODS 1. Dick’s Sporting Goods 2. Blue Ridge Mountain Sports 3. Play It Again Sports

Here Wee Grow Again. Th organized and the voluntee polite and helpful. — Alison

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 LOCAL WOMEN’S CLOTHING SHOP 1. BitterSweet 2. Eloise 3. Boutique Boutique NATIONAL WOMEN’S CLOTHING SHOP 1. Anthropologie 2. Belk 3. Kohl’s

Love the high-class consignment shops in Charlottesville! — Deborah


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NATIONAL MATERNITY CLOTHING STORE 1. Motherhood Maternity 2. Target 3. Old Navy

DERMATOLOGIST 1. Charlottesville Dermatology 2. Albemarle Dermatology Associates 3. Family Dermatology of Albemarle

PHYSICAL THERAPY 1. ACAC 2. Pantops Physical Therapy 3. PT Plus

Health & Wellness

FAMILY MEDICINE PRACTICE 1. Downtown Family Healthcare 2. Family Medicine of Albemarle 3. Albemarle Square Family Healthcare

PLASTIC SURGEON 1. Dr. Victoria Vastine, Martha Jefferson 2. Dr. Stephen Park, UVA Health System 3. Dr. Elizabeth Chance, Martha Jefferson

HOSPITAL FOR MATERNITY CARE 1. Martha Jefferson Hospital 2. UVA Health System 3. Augusta Health

VETERINARIAN 1. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital 2. Airport Animal Clinic 3. Monticello Animal Hospital

ALTERNATIVE CARE PROVIDER 1. ChinaMed 2. Downtown Family Healthcare 3. Connections Achievement & Therapy Center CHIROPRACTOR 1. Cox Chiropractic Clinic 2. Prax Family Chiropractic 3. Scott Wagner Chiropractic COUNSELING SERVICE 1. New City Counseling 2. Virginia Center for Family Relations 3. Riverbend Counseling DENTIST, FAMILY PRACTICE 1. Crozet Family Dental 2. Drs. Rice & Associates 3. Drs. Clarke & Farmer DENTIST, PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY 1. Charlottesville Pediatric Dentistry 2. Children’s Dentistry with a Mother’s Touch 3. Piedmont Pediatric Dentistry

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY 1. Jefferson Ob/Gyn 2. Dr. Edward Wolanski 3. University Physicians for Women at Northridge OPTOMETRIST 1. Crozet Eye Care 2. Primary Eyecare 3. Drs. Record & Record ORTHODONTIST 1. Charlottesville Orthodontics 2. Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics 3. Suzanne Dennis Orthodontics PEDIATRICIAN 1. Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville 2. Piedmont Pediatrics 3. Northridge Pediatrics

Education NANNY/SITTER SERVICE 1. ASAP Sitters 2. Monticello Nannies 3. Hoositting DAYCARE (FULL-TIME) 1. Bright Beginnings 2. ABC Preschool 3. Nature’s Bloom Childcare

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EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT/TUTORING PROGRAM/LEARNING PROGRAM 1. Georgetown Learning Center 2. Wahoo Tutors 3. Clayborne Education EDUCATIONAL RECREATION 1. Bricks 4 Kidz 2. Virginia Discovery Museum 3. Speak Language Center CharlottesvilleFamily.com

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LIBRARY BRANCH 1. Crozet Library 2. Northside Library 3. Central Library PRESCHOOL 1. Charlottesville Catholic School 2. Bright Beginnings Preschool 3. Peabody School PRIVATE SCHOOL, ELEMENTARY 1. Charlottesville Catholic School 2. Peabody School 3. St. Anne’s-Belfield School PRIVATE SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL 1. Charlottesville Catholic School 2. Peabody School 3. St. Anne’s-Belfield School PRIVATE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL 1. St. Anne’s-Belfield School 2. Covenant School 3. Tandem Friends School SPEECH-LANGUAGE PROGRAM 1. Crozet Speech & Learning Center 2. TALK/Erika Robinson 3. Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services UVA Curry School TEACHER 1. Kim Basile-Wood, Peabody School 2. Sue Sims, Bright Beginnings Crozet 3. Rose Ciccarone, Charlottesville Catholic School

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Dining Out LOCAL BREAKFAST SPOT 1. Bodo’s Bagels 2. Tip Top Restaurant 3. Bluegrass Grill & Bakery NATIONAL BREAKFAST SPOT 1. International House of Pancakes 2. Panera Bread 3. Waffle House LOCAL COFFEE SHOP 1. Mudhouse 2. C’ville Coffee 3. Shenandoah Joe NATIONAL COFFEE SHOP 1. Starbucks 2. Dunkin’ Donuts 3. Panera Bread LOCAL DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT 1. Mas Tapas 2. The Local 3. Duner’s NATIONAL DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT 1. Bonefish Grill 2. Outback Steakhouse 3. The Melting Pot LOCAL FROZEN DESSERT PLACE 1. Splendora’s Gelato 2. Chaps Ice Cream 3. Kirt’s Homemade Ice Cream

NATIONAL FROZEN DESSERT PLACE 1. Sweet Frog 2. Ben & Jerry’s 3. Bloop LOCAL FAMILY RESTAURANT 1. Tip Top Restaurant 2. Timberwood Grill 3. Fardowners NATIONAL FAMILY RESTAURANT 1. Outback Steakhouse 2. Applebee’s 3. Ruby Tuesday LOCAL FAST FOOD 1. Bodo’s Bagels 2. Sticks Kebob Shop 3. Riverside Lunch NATIONAL FAST FOOD 1. Chick-fil-A 2. Chipotle Mexican Grill 3. Wendy’s

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LOCAL HAMBURGER RESTAURANT 1. Citizen Burger Bar 2. Riverside Lunch 3. Martin’s Grill NATIONAL HAMBURGER RESTAURANT 1. Five Guys 2. Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar 3. Red Robin INTERNATIONAL FOOD: CHINESE 1. Peter Chang’s China Grill 2. Taste of China 3. The Red Lantern

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INTERNATIONAL FOOD: INDIAN 1. Milan Indian Cuisine 2. Maharaja 3. Royal Indian Restaurant INTERNATIONAL FOOD: ITALIAN/ MEDITERRANEAN 1. Bella’s 2. Tavola 3. Vivace INTERNATIONAL FOOD: SOUTH OF THE BORDER 1. Guadalajara 2. Plaza Azteca 3. Continental Divide INTERNATIONAL FOOD: TAPAS 1. Mas Tapas 2. Bang 3. Parallel 38 INTERNATIONAL FOOD: THAI 1. Thai ‘99 2. Bangkok ‘99 3. Tara Thai LOCAL KIDS’ MENU 1. Eppie’s 2. Fardowners 3. Timberwood Grill NATIONAL KIDS’ MENU 1. Burton’s Grill 2. Red Robin 3. Applebee’s LOCAL PIZZA OWNED 1. Christian’s Pizza 2. Crozet Pizza 3. Sal’s Pizza NATIONAL PIZZA 1. Papa John’s Pizza 2. Domino’s Pizza 3. Mellow Mushroom SALAD BAR 1. Ruby Tuesday 2. Jason’s Deli 3. Whole Foods Market LOCAL SANDWICH PLACE 1. The Market at Bellair 2. Littlejohn’s New York Deli 3. Bodo’s Bagels NATIONAL SANDWICH PLACE 1. Panera Bread 2. Jimmy John’s 3. Subway

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. Wintergreen Resort 3. Birdwood Golf Course

I love the gluten-free vegetarian choices in Charlottesville! —Jennifer

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{inspiration family favorites} GYMNASTICS PROGRAM 1. Classics Gymnastics 2. The Little Gym 3. Friendship Gymnastics

MANICURE/PEDICURE 1. Salon de Nails 2. Perfection Nails 3. Holly’s Nails

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS 1. Camp Friendship 2. The Barracks Farm 3. Carriage Hill Farm

MIND/BODY CLASSES 1. ACAC 2. Opal Yoga 3. Bend Yoga

MARTIAL ARTS 1. ATA Leadership Martial Arts 2. Laughing Dragon Kung Fu 3. 7 Tigers Taekwondo & Hapikido

PLACE FOR A MASSAGE 1. Boar’s Head Inn Spa 2. ACAC Spa 3. Massage Envy

MUSIC TEACHER/SCHOOL 1. Stacy’s Music 2. Music Education Center 3. Blue Ridge Music Together

SPA 1. Boar’s Head Inn Spa 2. ACAC Spa 3. The Spa at Wintergreen

SUMMER DAY CAMP 1. Triple C Camp 2. Living Earth School 3. ACAC

Home & Garden

SUMMER RESIDENTIAL CAMP 1. Living Earth School 2. Camp Friendship 3. Triple C Camp SWIM PROGRAM 1. ACAC 2. Crozet Gators 3. Charlottesville Parks & Recreation TEAM SPORTS PROGRAM 1. SOCA 2. Charlottesville Parks & Recreation 3. Piedmont Family YMCA TENNIS LESSONS 1. ACAC 2. Matilda Blue Tennis 3. QuickStart Tennis THEATRE PROGRAM 1. Live Arts 2. Four County Players 3. Black Box Players

Fitness & Beauty BEAUTY SALON 1. Moxie Hair & Body Lounge 2. Hair Cuttery 3. Bristles EXERCISE CLASS: MOMMY & ME 1. ACAC 2. Baby Boot Camp 3. Bend Yoga EXERCISE CLASS: WOMEN 1. ACAC 2. ATA Leadership Martial Arts 3. Anytime Fitness 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. Moxie Hair & Body Lounge

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December 2014

BUILDER/REMODELER 1. Southern Development 2. Craig Builders 3. Peak Builders CONCIERGE SERVICE 1. Cville Concierge 2. C&D Concierge Service DECORATOR 1. Alicia Arnold Interiors 2. Embellish Interiors 3. MSS Designs ELECTRICIAN 1. Robertson Electric 2. Maupin Electric 3. Fitch Services FURNISHINGS 1. Grand Home Furnishings 2. The Artful Lodger 3. Circa GARDEN CENTER 1. Snow’s Garden Center 2. Ivy Nursery 3. Lowe’s Home Improvement HANDYMAN 1. Advantage Handyman 2. Charlottesville Handyman 3. Metropolitan Home Services HEATING & AIR 1. Albemarle Heating & Air 2. Robertson Electric 3. Mack Morris Heating & Air HOME ACCESSORY SHOP 1. HomeGoods 2. Pier 1 Imports 3. Pottery Barn HOME ELECTRONICS 1. Crutchfield 2. Best Buy 3. ProLink HOUSE CLEANING SERVICE 1. Merry Maids 2. Busy Brooms 3. Molly Maids LANDSCAPING SERVICE 1. Snow’s Garden Center 2. D&D Lawn Care 3. Meriweather Mowing


LAUNDRY SERVICES 1. Natural Earth Laundry 2. Preston Suds 3. The Stork Diaper Service ORGANIZING SERVICE 1. Simply Organized 2. One Organized Nest 3. Landis PAINTER 1. Sun Painting 2. Greg’s Painting 3. Perry G’s Painting

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PEST CONTROL 1. Intrastate Pest Control 2. Holistic Pest Solutions 3. Dodson Pest Control PLUMBING 1. Robertson Electric 2. Roto-Rooter 3. Fitch Services ROOFING 1. Roof Top Services 2. Martin’s Roofing 3. Blue Ridge Roofing WINDOW CLEANING 1. Cavalier Window Cleaning 2. Albemarle Window Cleaning 3. Window Masters

Services AUTO DEALERSHIP 1. Brown Automotive 2. CarMax 3. Jim Price Auto BANK/CREDIT UNION 1. UVA Community Credit Union 2. Wells Fargo 3. Bank of America CAR REPAIR SHOP 1. Airport Road Auto Center 2. Brown Automotive 3. University Tire & Auto Center FAMILY LAWYER 1. Tucker Griffin Barnes 2. MartinWren 3. Boyle, Bain, Reback & Slayton FINANCIAL CONSULTANT 1. Ameriprise Financial Services 2. Barrett-Johnson & Associates, Ameriprise Financial Services 3. Northwestern Mutual INSURANCE AGENT 1. Gary Albert, State Farm 2. Greg Leffler, State Farm 3. Beth Towe, Towe Insurance MORTGAGE BROKER 1. Suntrust Mortgage 2. Movement Mortgage 3. Mahone Mortgage REAL ESTATE FIRM 1. Nest Realty Group 2. Roy Wheeler Realty Company 3. Real Estate III REAL ESTATE AGENT 1. Denise Ramey, Roy Wheeler 2. Marjorie Adam, Nest Realty 3. Bob Hughes, Nest Realty

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