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Spring 2014

Welcome! Year-round natural beauty, hallowed halls of history, spectacular arts and music, and smallcity sophistication — Charlottesville has it all! It is easy to see why Sperling’s Best Places named Charlottesville as the #1 Best Place to Live. 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, plus 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! Hundreds of people participated in the poll and shared their tips for their Charlottesville favorites. Watch for the Welcome Book Winner logo on ads throughout this issue and in shop windows around town. All of the 2012-2013 award winners are highlighted in a special digital edition on CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com, along with plenty of reader’s tips that will put you “in the know.” Check it out to get the insider’s scoop on the best of everything our town has to offer. Wherever your journey takes you in our fair city and its picturesque surroundings, whether you are just visiting or are relocating and making this home, we warmly welcome you.

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Escape in style. With our collection of more than 85 distinctive stores and 25 restaurants, finding the latest fashions and the greatest foods is fun and easy. Whether it’s the friendly, expert advice you’ll receive from storekeepers whom shoppers have come to know and trust, or from spas and salons that will invigorate your body and soul, Barracks Road is the place to get away on your getaway. Experience its unique shops when you’re in town.

Directions to Barracks Road Shopping Center From SOUTH/EAST of Charlottesville

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Take 64 West to exit 118B (29N Bypass). Follow 29N Bypass to the Barracks Road exit. Turn right at exit stop light onto Barracks Road.

Take 495 South to Route 66 West to 29 South. Follow 29 South into Charlottesville and look for Barracks Road on the right.

From WEST of Charlottesville Take 64 East to exit 118B (29N Bypass). Follow 29N Bypass to the Barracks Road exit. Turn right at exit stop light onto Barracks Road.

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Albemarle Angler/Orvis Anthropologie Aromas Café Artisans Market AT&T Banana Republic Bank of America Barnes & Noble BR Management Office Bed Bath & Beyond Beecroft & Bull Ben & Jerry’s Brixx Wood Fired Pizza Buchanan & Kiguel Burger King BW3 Grill & Pub Cavalier Pipe & Tobacco Chico’s Chipotle Complete Nutrition Crème de la Crème Cups Frozen Yogurt CVS FedEx Office Fink’s Jewelers Five Guys Burgers and Fries Francesca’s Collections GameStop Greenberry’s Coffee Co. Hair Cuttery The Happy Cook Harris Teeter HotCakes Irresistibles J. Jill J.McLaughlin JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Kate Spade Kroger Supermarket Levy’s Lindt Chocolate LOFT Lou Lou

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Monticello: Theresa N. White

Attractions & Museums Monticello in Spring 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 the Independence, Thomas Jefferson, dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third U.S. president, governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, among other roles. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and the Tower of London, Monticello is a World Heritage Site, known internationally as a cherished piece of human history and of great universal value. The highlight of the spring season is Historic Garden Week, with special events at Monticello on April 28-29 (see pages 34-37 for more details). On May 10, the Wine Festival at Monticello offers a memorable evening of wine and live music on the West Lawn. Explore the restored vineyards and wine cellar, meet wine-maker Gabriele Rausse and discover the region’s finest wines and how they compare with the vintages that Jefferson enjoyed. For a more in-depth look at the history of the estate, don’t miss Monticello’s TOM Talks — a series of talks featuring distinguished speakers on topics related to all facets of Monticello and Jefferson. See monticello.org for details. Beginning in May, Monticello offers two special opportunities for visitors. Enjoy the tranquility of Monticello after closing time and savor the beautiful sunset from your unique vantage point in the Dome Room with the Monticello Sunset Pass, or plant, harvest and sample crops ranging from asparagus to baby root vegetables on an in-depth and experiential look at Monticello’s vibrant vegetable and fruit gardens on the Revolutionary Garden Tour. `

Touring Tip: Purchase the Monticello Neighborhood Pass to get

discounted admission to Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland and Michie Tavern! Visit monticello.org for more information.

ASH LAWN-HIGHLAND Home of President James Monroe

What have you learned about James Monroe lately? Historic Site Visits & Private Event Rentals 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 434-293-8000 | www. ashlawnhighland.org

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Attractions & Museums Discovering Scottsville The charming little town of Scottsville was founded along the banks of the James River as a major hub for travel and commerce. Not far from the town’s present day location, Thomas Jefferson’s father, Peter, served as justice for the newly formed County of Albemarle in the mid-1700s. Years later, Jefferson himself practiced law in the town’s old courthouse. Start your visit by strolling the historic district to enjoy antique shops, delicious restaurants, homemade ice cream, craft brews and a museum capturing the town’s transformation from an 18th-century settlement to a bustling 19th-century river and canal port. Across from the Scottsville Museum, take a self-guided tour of the area’s outdoor transportation history from the Native American Monacans until the railroad era at Canal Basin Square. Venture farther afield down country lanes to the scenic beauty of nearby vineyards and horse farms. Canoeing or kayaking down the James River is a great warm weather activity for anyone who can swim. The Hatton Ferry — one of only two poled ferries still operating in the country — also offers a fun trip across the river for all ages but be sure to call before your trip to confirm it’s operating. No matter your plans, it is sure to be memorable!

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More Colonial Riches Ash Lawn-Highland: Jennifer Jones

When visiting Monticello, make sure you save time for Ash Lawn-Highland, the plantation home of President James Monroe, our fifth president. Just two-and-a-half miles down the road from Thomas Jefferson’s “Little Mountain,” Ash Lawn-Highland is a historic presidential residence and working farm with more than 500 acres of land. Visitors are invited to tour the historic presidential residence with a costumed guide, explore the amazing boxwood gardens and learn more about President Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth. For those seeing both Ash Lawn-Highland and Monticello on the same day, the perfect lunch break can be found at the 18th-century Michie Tavern, just down the road from Monticello. The rustic restaurant features hearty Southern fare and servers in period attire. Another area presidential property well worth exploring is Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison. While visiting the 2,650-acre estate and mansion you’ll discover historic buildings and engaging exhibits, active archaeological digs, breathtaking gardens and fun, hands-on activities for the kids. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings while learning about the “Father of the Constitution” and the woman who inspired the title “First Lady.”

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Fun Especially for Families

Virginia Discovery Museum: Jennifer Jones

Where Families Play A fun way for families to see Charlottesville is to hop aboard the free trolley and ride around downtown and the University of Virginia’s Corner. The trolley stops at specially marked bus stops every 15 minutes, so getting on and off for adventures and exploration is easy.

For touring on foot while enjoying the beautiful spring weather, join one of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society’s walking tours. These terrific tours are offered every Saturday starting in April, or you can take a self-guided tour other days. You will be regaled with tales about life in the early days of Charlottesville and learn of famous local heroes, including explorers Lewis and Clark who started their amazing journey of discovery right here. The University of Virginia also offers a wonderful walking tour starting at the Pantheon-inspired Rotunda, or you can pick up a map and set your own pace with a self-guided stroll. Bring a picnic to enjoy on The Lawn, find Edgar Allan Poe’s room and relax in the Pavilion Gardens.

If you’re looking for outdoor play, the McGuffey Park near The McGuffey Art Center is an easy walk from the Downtown Mall. This lovely little park is newly renovated and packed with fun. Or, for outdoor play with stunning world-famous views and nature of the wild kind, visit Shenandoah National Park, a short 30-minute drive away.

McGuffey Park: Betsy Hamilton

Families of young children won’t want to miss the Virginia Discovery Museum on the Historic Downtown Mall. In addition to the exciting games, learning exhibits and building stations, this children’s museum offers its visitors the chance to explore Charlottesville in miniature. Little C’Ville, the museum’s newest exhibit, includes a mini bread bakery, Paramount Theater and post office, and a Pollination Station and Bee Hive sponsored by CharlottesvilleFamily. Children can, with the help of their imagination and the play stations, cook, learn about the importance of bees, put on a stellar performance, deliver letters and more!

To find out more about how local families play, log on to CharlottesvilleFamily.com or pick up a free copy of CharlottesvilleFamily magazine — available all around town — for the area’s most extensive calendar of local events and festivals just for families!

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Attractions & Museums Finding a destination that appeals to everyone in the family can be challenging. So when you want to enthrall your history buffs, your explorers and your scientists, visit the family of attractions at Shenandoah Caverns. Delve into the natural beauty of the cavern formations. Experience a part of history at American

Celebration on Parade

through our unique collection of parade floats and stage settings from presidential inaugurals. Observe the honey bees and sample the wine (and Americana) at The Yellow Barn. 2 minutes from I-81 at EXIT 269

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Stoney Creek Golf Course: courtesy Wintergreen Resort

Sports & Outdoor Adventures The Great Outdoors

Getting outside in Charlottesville, one of the most beautiful places in the country in the springtime, can include championship golf, rock climbing, river tubing, tennis, horseback riding and more. Avid sportsmen to casual lovers of the outdoors will enjoy dazzling displays of colorful dogwoods, redbuds and springtime wildflowers as they discover mountain trails, fly-fishing and an abundance of lovely parks. And when you are ready to tailgate and cheer on the University of Virginia’s Cavaliers or your favorite horse at the Foxfield Races, we’ve got that, too! Cycling is popular in Charlottesville as well. The city boasts a network of bike lanes, while the county offers a terrific array of country roads popular with cyclists. U.S. Bicycle Route 76, also known as the TransAmerica Route, rolls through Charlottesville, attracting thousands of cyclists to come enjoy the beautiful countryside on one of the two original cross-country bicycle routes. For a unique experience near Monticello, check out the Saunders-Monticello Trail, which offers panoramic vistas and forests beautifully colored with the pink and white blooms of the redbud and dogwood trees in spring. Avid cyclists should mark their calendars

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for the 26th annual Bike MS: Tour de Vine event set for June 14-15 at Pollak Vineyards in our beautiful countryside. The fun-filled event features non-stop live music, an engaging program and catered meals to benefit the National MS Society Blue Ridge Chapter. Cycle through Central Virginia’s scenic vineyards with themed rest stops along 25-, 50-, 75and 100-mile routes to challenge every skill level. For more details, visit bikemsva.org. If yelling “Fore!” is your forte, get your drivers and irons ready for 10 local and lush, green fairways, with a combined total of more than 62,000 meticulously maintained yards of links, some of which were named “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest magazine. The nearby Blue Ridge Mountains beckon for those craving a scenic drive along Skyline Drive or a hike with glorious views of the Shenandoah Valley alive with spring color or spectacular waterfall destinations. Built by Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, this park offers serene woodland trails and an abundance of wildlife, including deer, black bear, birds, wild turkey and other woodland animals. Whether your vacation dream is actionpacked or more relaxed, Charlottesville offers temptations for any interest.

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The Arts & Music Scene nTelos Wireless Pavilion: Philip Beaurline

Music Notes Bluegrass or jazz, rock or country, alternative or gospel, metal or classic — no matter what genre of music you prefer, Charlottesville has an abundance of live music to enjoy all year long.

The Downtown Mall comes alive with music, from street performers to professionals on stage. At the nTelos Wireless Pavilion at the east end of the mall, Fridays After Five kicks off in mid-April with a wide variety of free live music from local to regional acts. At The Jefferson this spring, catch Excision, the Eli Young Band or the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Downtown Mall is also host to The Southern Cafe and Music Hall, where Pierre Bensusan and Moon Taxi will take the stage. The Paramount Theater, a landmark on the Downtown Mall since 1931, also frequently hosts popular musical performances. Be sure to catch big acts like the Women of Ireland at UVA’s John Paul Jones Arena. Check out the full local lineup at CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

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Patrick Midgley as the King of Navarre in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the American Shakespeare Center: Lauren D. Rogers

The Arts & Music Scene Engaging Theatre Experience engaging local performances and touring troupes this spring at venues large and small. From national acts at the John Paul Jones Arena and The Paramount Theater to lively performances from our smaller local theater companies such as Live Arts, Four County Players, Black Box Players, and the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton — there is always a show going on.

As the world’s only replica of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater, the Blackfriars Playhouse at the renowned American Shakespeare Center in Staunton offers an exciting and exclusive opportunity for Shakespeare fans. Attending a show in the Blackfriars Playhouse transports the audience back to the Elizabethan era — it’s a winning combination of theatrical performance and historical research. The center takes its mission to recreate Shakespeare’s plays as they would have appeared in their original form very seriously, down to the lighting, length of show, costumes and more. The current performance selection includes “As You Like It,” “The Servant of Two Masters,” “Timon of Athens,” “Epicene” and “The Maid’s Tragedy.” The Paramount welcomes a variety of acts this spring, including live broadcasts of National Theatre’s War Horse and the MET Opera’s La Boheme. Younger audiences will be delighted with two special live shows featuring Sid the Science Kid and Scooby Doo this season as well. Performances abound in Charlottesville! Check out the full schedule at CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

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Stomp. Photo credit: Steve McNicholas

John Paul Jones Arena is home to the UVA Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and hosts a variety of live entertainment acts. In March, the arena presents Women of Ireland, an exciting lineup of Irish step dancers and enchanting vocal performances. In April, STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Charlottesville premiere at John Paul Jones Arena. Live Arts unveils “Grey Gardens,” the devastating and scandalously entertaining story of dazzling debutante Little Edie Beale, the cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, and her bizarre journey from glamour to squalor, and “The Language Archive,” a story of the complex languages of love and anger. In nearby Barboursville, Four County Players brings us the Tony Award-winning teen idol musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.” Children of all ages will enjoy Black Box Players’ spring musical production of “Charlotte’s Web.”


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The Arts & Music Scene Art That Moves You Exuberant painter Jackson Pollock said that art is “all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen.” Whatever your favorite medium, galleries and artwork abound here. Each first Friday of the month, from 6-8pm, local galleries and other venues displaying works of art open their doors for the popular First Friday Artwalk. A perfect place to start your Artwalk is at the McGuffey Art Center. This gallery space is full of artists at work in their studios accented by a gift shop which carries a variety of members’ art throughout the year. The center hosts a large array of educational opportunities in visual and performing art. You can pick up a gallery guide to First Friday’s offerings as well as browse the 45 light-filled studios, three galleries and a gift shop 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. Spring exhibitions at the Fralin include prints by Jasper Johns, 17th-century portraiture from the Netherlands and the surreal art of Joseph Cornell. On your way to the Fralin, be sure to drive by UVA’s Ruth Caplin Theatre for a chance to see Patrick Dougherty’s site-specific installation “On the Fly,” constructed entirely from saplings over a three-week period. Another unique local treasure of art is the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. Current exhibits include “Heart of the Desert,” a collection of desert paintings from the Aboriginal communities of Papunya, Yuendumu and Balgo. With a full program of exhibits, lectures, research and education programs, the Kluge-Ruhe collection has a lot to offer the visitor who’s interested in indigenous artwork. The newest addition to the Charlottesville arts scene is the Monticello Artisan Trail, a county-wide loop showcasing artisan studios, agri-artisan farms and local craft businesses. Hand-crafted decorations, artisanal foods and heirloom art can all be found along the trail, as well as the artistry found in local wines and microbrews, and in performing arts. For more information, visit artisanscenterofvirginia.org. Whether you’re merely appreciating or interested in purchasing, Charlottesville’s vibrant, robust art scene shouldn’t be missed. For more details, be sure to visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

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Jasper Johns, American, b. 1930. Pinion, edition 13/36, 1966. Lithograph, 40 x 28 in, 101.6 x 71.12 cm (sheet). Publisher: Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), West Islip, NY. Printer: Zigmunds Priede. Courtesy of the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, 2006.108. Courtesy of the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, 2006.108. Art © Jasper Johns and ULEA/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.


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This spring at The Fralin

JAPSER JOHNS

Early Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

A destination for the best in contemporary art & modern masters

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JOSEPH CORNELL AND SURREALISM March 7 – June 8

REFLECTIONS AND UNDERCURRENTS Ernest David Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900–1940 May 30 – August 10

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Visit our website for more information on these exhibitions and upcoming programming www.virginia.edu/artmuseum Tuesday–Sunday, 12–5 pm | 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville VA

Ellen Hathaway, Elizabeth Bradford, Lou Jordan, Ann Lyne, John McCarthy, Priscilla Whitlock, Trisha Orr, Jessie Coles, Susan Mcalister

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

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What to See & Do Now through March 28, Fridays Fireside Fridays at Early Mountain Vineyards. earlymountain.com (540) 948-9005 Now through March 30 The Painter’s Table at Warm Springs Gallery. warmspringsgallery.com (434) 245-0800 Now through April 3 As You Like It at the Blackfriars Playhouse. americanshakespearecenter.com (877) 682-4236

Now through June 8 Joseph Cornell and Surrealism at UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art. www.virginia.edu/artmuseum (434) 924-3592 March 15 Women of Ireland at John Paul Jones Arena. johnpauljonesarena.com (434) 243-4960 March 15-23 Lollipop Shop Sale at 270 Zan Road. lollipopshopsale.com March 16 James Madison’s Birthday Celebration & Constitution Tour at Montpelier. montpelier.org (540) 672-2728 March 19-23 Virginia Festival of the Book at various locations. vabook.org (434) 924-7548 March 29 WWE Live at John Paul Jones Arena. johnpauljonesarena.com (434) 243-4960 April-December, Saturdays Charlottesville City Market at Water and South Streets. charlottesville.org

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Festivals & Events April 4-May 11 A Survey at Les Yeux du Monde. lesyeuxdumonde.com (434) 973-5566

April 21 Sid the Science Kid Live at The Paramount. theparamount.net (434) 979-1333

April 4, May 2, June 6 First Fridays Art Walk in Downtown Charlottesville. charlottesville.org/arts

April 26 Spring Race at Foxfield. foxfieldraces.com (434) 293-9501

April 5 Mike Birbiglia at The Paramount. theparamount.net (434) 979-1333 April 11 Jefferson’s Birthday Celebration at Monticello. monticello.org (434) 984-9800 April 12 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Festival at nTelos Wireless Pavilion. monticellowinetrailfestival.com (877) 272-8849

April 26 Snow White at Piedmont Virginia Community College. charlottesvilleballet.org (434) 227-7592 April 26-May 3 Historic Garden Week at various locations. vagardenweek.org (804) 644-7776 Women of Ireland

April 5 Spring Cellar Tasting at Horton Vineyards. hortonwine.com (800) 829-4633

April 12 Eli Young Band at Jefferson Theater. jeffersontheater.com (800) 594-8499 April 15 Stomp at John Paul Jones Arena. johnpauljonesarena.com (434) 243-4960

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Festivals & Events April 27 Spring Food & Wine Pairing at DelFosse Vineyards & Winery. delfossewine.com (434) 263-6100 April 28 James Monroe’s Birthday at Ash Lawn-Highland. ashlawnhighland.org (434) 293-8000

May 3 Run for Rose at Keswick Vineyards. keswickvineyards.com (434) 244-3341 May 3 & 4 Wine Festival at Montpelier. montpelier.org (800) 594-8499 May 3-18 Design House at Farmington. cvilledesignhouse.com (434) 963-4676

Foxfield Races: Robin Bethke

May 10 Wine Festival at Monticello. monticello.org (434) 984-9822

May 2 & 4 Candide at The Paramount. ashlawnopera.com (434) 293-4500 May 3 May Day Celebration at Frontier Culture Museum. frontiermuseum.org (540) 332-7850

May 3 & 4

On the Grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier

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May 10 & 11 Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival at Crozet Park. crozetartsandcrafts.com May 10 Festival of Cultures at Lee Park. festivalofcultures.org (434) 245-2817 June 14 Historic Farm Tour at Grace Episcopal Church. gracekeswick.org (434) 293-3549 June 14-15 Bike MS: Tour de Vine at Pollak Vineyards. bikems.org (434) 971-8010

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Local concerts, festivals, exhibits & more. Updated daily. CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com


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Saturday, April 26, 2014 Gates Open 9:00 am

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Morven: Robin Bethke

Festivals & Events A Stunning Historic Garden Week in Charlottesville

If you long to get an exclusive peek at some of Virginia’s most stunning private properties, then a visit to Charlottesville during Historic Garden Week from April 26-May 3 is a must. During “America’s Largest Open House” you’ll step into gardens awash in springtime blooms of dogwoods, daffodils and tulips, visit antique-filled homes and tour famous landmarks.

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On Saturday, April 26, Morven — a magnificent 19th-century Albemarle estate built in the late-Georgian and Federal style that is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register — will open its doors for one day only. A part of the Historic Garden Week since it began over 80 years ago in 1929, both the house and gardens in all their spring glory will be open for tours. Morven has selected antiques, Oriental rugs and documentary reproductions that complement the elegant wallpapers, carpets and fabrics. The grounds of this 7,400-acre estate contain a number of unusual trees, including a pair of Osage continued next page

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Edgemont in Albemarle County, Virginia Photo by Catriona Tuder Erler and the

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oranges, the state champion Chinese chestnut and a lovely dove tree. The extensive gardens form a series of distinct outdoor rooms, some featuring stunning sculptures, with thousands of tulips, pansies, forget-me-nots, lilacs, wisteria, spirea and a rose garden.

At Monticello, enjoy talks by the estate’s experts and discover the flora that define our horticultural heritage with a tour of the gardens. Scheduled events

UVA Pavilion Garden Wall: Dan Addison/UVA Public Affairs

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Looking for more indoor and outdoor grandeur? On April 27 and 28, enjoy tours of three of Albemarle County’s most stunning Jefferson-era properties, all of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places: Redlands, Bellair Farm and Esmont. Under one family’s continuous ownership since an initial 1730 land grant, Redlands reflects the architecture of the late 1700s — including locally made brick and fine Adamesque woodwork — and stands on a dramatic site just a few miles from Monticello. Bellair Farm, which includes a main house (ca. 1800) in the Federal style, has been in continuous operation since the 17th century and continues to balance the mission of preserving a historic property and producing food sustainably for hundreds of families who buy shares of each year’s yield. Esmont, built around 1816 for an Albemarle doctor, is a richly appointed country house with a parquet hall floor and mantels made of Philadelphia marble.

Nearly 200 years in the making...

Wine Festival at Monticello

MAY 10, 2014

Gracing Your Life, Home and Garden

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Tours of the gardens surrounding the University of Virginia’s worldfamous Academical Village, which were restored by the Garden Club of Virginia with proceeds from Historic Garden Week, will be given on April 29. In addition, visitors will be welcomed into five of the Pavilions, which are still used as Jefferson intended — as teaching facilities and living quarters for faculty.

Monticello: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Leonard Phillips

on April 28 and 29 include three free lectures (registration required) about the estate’s historic landscape by Monticello’s Architectural Historian Gardiner Hallock, Director of Gardens and Grounds Gabriele Rausse and Curator of Plants Peggy Cornett. On the evening of April 28, join celebrated landscape architect and author Thomas Woltz for a garden party and discussion about the integration of modern methods and historical preservation (tickets required).

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While you’re in the area for Historic Garden Week, be sure visit the mansion and grounds at Montpelier, the lifelong home of James and Dolley Madison. The 2,650-acre estate includes the lush Annie DuPont Formal Garden and a 200-acre old-growth forest, a National Natural Landmark with walking trails and prize-winning trees. The 2014 Historic Garden Week in Charlottesville promises to be more memorable than ever! Go to vagardenweek.org for more information and tickets.

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Festivals & Events Festival of the Book Each March, Charlottesville celebrates one of our favorite pastimes with a unique ode to literature during the Virginia Festival of the Book. Its mission is to bring together writers and readers and to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy and literary culture — all held dear in our community.

Celebrating its 20th year, the festival is the largest gathering of authors (many of them our own local notables) and readers in the mid-Atlantic region. This event is so big, in fact, that the festival can neither be held during a single day nor under a single roof. It’s spread across 50 different locations, in and around town, over the course of five days! This week of close to 150 events — ranging from fiction and poetry to Virginia history and current affairs, from culture and music to photography and creativity, and more — is hosted by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The Festival of the Book draws an audience from far and wide, so make reservations early for the March 19-23 event. For a full schedule of events, a list of speakers and more details, visit vabook.org.

Join us every March in

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Boutiques & Specialty Shops Glorious Shopping! Charlottesville is a small city, but it boasts a big selection when it comes to shopping, from specialty boutiques offering an eclectic array of wares to favorite designer lines from popular national shops. Whether you are on a quest for a wide-brimmed hat for the spring Foxfield Races or the perfect birthday or graduation gift — like a silver or pewter Jefferson cup or a painting of the breathtaking Albemarle countryside to commemorate your visit — you are sure to find something unique and wonderful. Take a walk along Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall, a pedestrian-only walkway first created in the 1970s. Here you can browse among the 120 charming shops along the brickpaved streets. Beyond the downtown area, Charlottesville has several distinct shopping areas offering 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 some beautiful scenery along the way, too. With the abundance of choice, finding the perfect spring ensemble, decor or gifts will be both easy and fun!

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Boutiques & Specialty Shops Antiquers Delight And George: Jennifer Jones

If you love history and antiques, you’re certainly in the right place. Antique lovers and treasure hunters can enjoy dozens of antique shops and malls on Route 29 from Charlottesville to Northern Virginia, as well as the two dozen or so shops along the scenic Route 250 west from downtown Charlottesville to nearly the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the village of Afton. Along Route 250, you will not only find some terrific antique shops, but you will also enjoy views of some of the region’s finest historic estates and stunning countryside, set against the beautiful and stunning Virginia spring landscape. With so much history here, Charlottesville is the perfect place to explore and go antiquing whether you are interested in the Colonial-era, Civil War-era or anything in between or beyond. Whether you’re working on accumulating a collection of fine colonial furniture or if you’re a collector of historical knowledge and facts, there are plenty of fascinating objects, family stories, and momentous heritage in the Charlottesville area. In fact, there are more than 40 shops and historic homes full of treasures to pique the interest of the most avid antiquer or history buff looking for unique experiences and artifacts.

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Best of the Brew Breweries to Taste Charlottesville is proud to be home to a myriad of microbrewers, taphouses and establishments that specialize in crafting or carrying outstanding handmade beers and ciders. Thomas Jefferson took great interest in creating not only wines but beers and ciders as well. In 1815 he wrote, “I am lately become a brewer for family use.” Monticello, in conjunction with our own homegrown Starr Hill Brewery, recently crafted an artisanal beer: Monticello Reserve Ale. This Official Beer of Monticello is inspired by what Mr. Jefferson labored over and loved in a beer. Any visit wouldn’t be complete without ordering a bottle of this heritage ale, which can be found at a variety of local restaurants and beer and wine shops. In addition to Jefferson’s home-brewed beer, hard cider was another everyday table drink at Monticello made from apples grown on site. A local cidery uses Jefferson’s favorite variety of apple, the Albemarle Pippin, to create a lovely hard cider that rounds out the range of beverages we’re proud to make. Exploring the area’s ten breweries and three cideries is a wonderful way to spend a spring afternoon. The Brew Ridge Trail, which features a variety of the area’s local breweries, starts in historic Charlottesville and meanders through scenic Albemarle and Nelson counties. Easily accessible by car, there are many local limousine and taxi companies that offer special rates for tours of the trail. Our local breweries have taken the craft brewing world by storm, with medals at the country’s top beer festivals and nationwide accolades, including one local brewery that recently won the Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer award at the Great American Beer Festival . Visitors and locals alike can now enjoy fabulous beers and historically crafted ciders while surrounded by great food, amazing music and stunning mountain views. A map of the trail and more details about each stop can be found online at BrewRidgeTrail.com. Additional local breweries and cideries are currently in the works so check back for updates in the future. 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 of whiskey in 1799. In addition to the distillery at Mount Vernon, whiskey lovers can tour a distillery in Sperryville (about 50 miles north of Charlottesville) and soon visit two Nelson County distilleries in the near future.

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Vineyard Tours & Tastings 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, award-winning wines. The Monticello American Viticultural Area, which includes Albemarle and the surrounding counties, encompasses more than half of Virginia’s wine country and contains more than 1,000 stunning acres. Now the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the country, Virginia has received both national and international acclaim for its wines. Several dozen local wineries offer up tastings from the lightest, lemoniest Pinot Grigio to the deepest, richest Merlot. (See the Regional Wine Trail map on page 48.) Our region’s many boutique wineries offer a lovely selection of wines to share with friends and family, perfect for garden parties and other springtime celebrations. Area vineyards also often host multi-course wine-pairing meals and special events for wine connoisseurs and novices alike. Be sure to check CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com for upcoming vineyard events.

Horton Vineyards Home of Viognier

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Open Year Round 10am-5pm

“The most iconic local wine in our region is the Horton Vineyards Viognier ” Dave McIntyre, The Washington Post

Upcoming Events: April 14 - Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday April 26 - Vineyard Tours May 3 - Run for Rose Event Call or visit our website for more details.

Tasting Room 434.244.3341 x105 Weddings 434.295.1102 1575 Keswick Winery Drive Keswick, VA 22947

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20 minutes North of Charlottesville From Charlottesville: Rt. 29 north to Ruckersville, take a right onto Rt. 33 east, winery is 8 miles on the left. New from Horton Cellars! BLANCO XOCO

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Experiencing a wine tasting or attending a special event in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains makes a picturesque spring outing and offers a great sampling of our regional flavors. Embrace the changing of the seasons by enjoying great wine and relaxing at any one of these local vintner’s events and festivals.

Wine Festival at Monticello, photo: Robin Bethke

Spring Wine Festivals

At the Wine Festival at Monticello (May 10), you’ll enjoy the spring’s splendor while strolling the West Lawn much as Jefferson did. Walk the restored vineyards and meet winemaker Gabriele Rausse. While there, tour Jefferson’s home, enjoy the live music and see the garden in full bloom all while tasting wines from locally produced Virginia vineyards. The Montpelier Wine Festival (May 3 & 4) is a premier spring event as well, held at the lifelong home of James Madison. This annual festival offers distinctive arts and crafts, a sampling of specialty foods, live music, children’s entertainment, kite making classes and tastings. In April, cap off a delighful trip to the Historic Downtown Mall by tasting wines from around the Commonwealth at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion during the Taste of Monticello Wine Trail event. Find more wine festivals and events on CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

Drink local, eat local, and taste the Best of Virginia Wines.

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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with breathtaking views, Early Mountain Vineyards makes a perfect location to taste the Best of Virginia wines. Bring friends, the kids, or the dog and have a picnic on The Terrace. Sample local delicacies from the Marketplace. Whatever you choose to do, we want you to experience the place, people, passion, portfolio and purpose here at Early Mountain Vineyards. © 2013 Early Mountain Vineyards

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Jefferson’s Love of Food & Wine

The restoration of Monticello’s wine cellar was big news for history buffs and wine aficionados alike. A platform above the brick floor allows visitors entry to the wine cellar of our third president, also sometimes called “America’s first wine expert,” to see what it looked like during Jefferson’s retirement years in the first part of the 19th century. Known for advising presidents Washington, Adams, Madison and Monroe on the best wine choices for executive functions, Jefferson’s own cellar contained bottles from France, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Germany and Italy. Wine after dinner was a daily occurrence at Jefferson’s table! You can get a good look at the workings of the dumbwaiter, used to move wine bottles up to the dining room, which has been restored to its original working condition. Next door to the wine cellar, the “Crossroads” exhibit is designed to show visitors the constant bustle of activity and interaction that kept Monticello running. Try out the model dumbwaiter to see if you would have been able to transport bottles of wine upstairs to guests without mishap! A spectacular transformation awaits visitors in the dining room, which has been repainted a brilliant yellow, replacing the Wedgwood blue that inspired so many homeowners across the country. The new chrome yellow color 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. Jefferson’s legacy in design was recently highlighted with a collection of images and an exclusive essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham in “The Arts of Living” issue of House Beautiful. 50

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Monticello’s Wine Cellar Exhibit: by Phillip Beaurline, courtesy Monticello

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The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the owner and operator of Monticello, partnered with Piedmont Virginia Community College to plant an educational vineyard on Montalto, the “high mountain” rising 410 feet above the famed Monticello. Monticello’s assistant director of gardens and grounds, Gabriele Rausse, supervised the creation of the vineyard. Recently students in the college’s viticulture and enology program planted blocks of pinot noir on the slope of Montalto overlooking the orchards at Monticello. A fitting purpose for Jefferson’s first land purchase! Go online and visit monticello.org to find out details about tours, history and Jefferson’s love of the grape. To Jefferson!

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

Virginia is considered the birthplace of American wine. Though Jefferson believed that America had the “soil, aspect, and climate of the best wine countries,” his attempts to create his own wine at Monticello largely failed. While Jefferson’s desire to have great wines locally available was never fulfilled during his lifetime, thanks to his unrelenting advocacy we can all now raise our glasses and revel in his dream come to fruition.

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Charlottesville lies within the great and beautiful county of Albemarle, whose rich agricultural history and farm community is well-loved and supported by our many local restaurants. Well before locavores arrived in the headlines, many of our restaurants were already building their reputations on the quality of the local food they supplied to their grateful customers. Area chefs take great pride in using only the freshest local produce and products. You’re sure to find the ideal eatery for a hearty breakfast, a lovely lunch or a delicious dinner. The Charlottesville City Market — open April-November on Saturdays from 7am-12pm at the corner of Water and South Streets — is a popular place to find local food, from farm-fresh produce to delectable cinnamon buns. It’s no wonder that Forbes Magazine recently named Charlottesville the “Locavore” Capital of the World and that Southern Living named Charlottesville one of the Top Ten Tastiest Towns in the South! To find the freshest local foods, check out LocallyCharlottesville.com.

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Welcoming Places to Stay Sweet Dreams 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 world-class historic attractions and attend University of Virginia sporting events. Many also choose the bustle of Charlottesville as a vantage point from which to explore and daytrip throughout the region to historic attractions and vineyards. If you are planning to come for a home game of UVA baseball, any of the Downtown Mall spring events or a popular concert at the John Paul Jones Arena, be sure to make your reservations well in advance. Many frequent visitors to our area come back year after year to stay in their favorite choice of lodging and enjoy a particular season, so our most sought-after hotels and B&Bs fill up quickly. Wherever you choose to stay, Charlottesville assures a relaxing, enjoyable experience with true Southern hospitality.

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MONTICELLO PREFERRED HOTEL Across from the UVA Medical Center

A fully new refreshed modern look!

Courtyard by Marriott ® University/Medical Center 1201 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903

434.977.1700 Main

Away from the city but centrally located to: • Monticello, Ash-lawn & Michie Tavern • Easy access to Interstate 64 & the U.S. Highway 250 Bypass • Just minutes from the University Of Virginia, The Historic Downtown, & Skyline Drive • 100% smoke free rooms with 42” flat screen TVs • Cable/HBO & complimentary WIFI • Fitness center, business center, laundry facility • Outdoor seasonal swimming pool • Hot breakfast between 7am-10am • Spacious banquet facilities and catering for all types of events

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Centrally located to the area’s historic presidential homes and top vineyards.

Celebrating Tradition... Enter a world of British tradition, with all the pleasures of a fine hotel blended with the charm of a country inn. • A complimentary full hot breakfast buffet included with your stay! • The LARGEST heated indoor pool in the area! • 100% non-smoking property, close to everything!

English Inn of Charlottesville

2000 Morton Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903 434.971.9900 or 800.786.5400 www.englishinncharlottesville.com

BEST WESTERN PLUS Charlottesville Airport Inn & Suites DELUXE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST • SHUTTLE BUSINESS CENTER • 1800 SQ FT EXERCISE FACILITY 100% SMOKE-FREE FACILITY

5920 Seminole Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968

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Welcoming Places to Stay Feel at Home 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 enjoy all the experiences of a home away from home, whether it be the innkeeper’s cat basking in the sunlight on the window sill, the homemade breakfast awaiting your arrival in the dining room or the warm, friendly greeting from the staff when you check in. 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 in your backyard. You are likely to find the local staff of your chosen accommodation more than happy to suggest day trips 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. 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.

High Meadows Vineyard Inn (434) 286-2218

The Inn at 400 West High (434) 981- 0458

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

Montfair Resort Farm (434) 823-5202

www.highmeadows.com

www.400westhigh.com

www.steelestavern.com

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Inn on Poplar Hill

Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm

Foxfield Inn

Rosebrook Inn

(540) 672-6840

(434) 823-7086

(866) 369-3536

(434) 990-0561

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www.sugarhollow.com

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Chesley Creek Farm Cabins

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The Inn at Monticello

Orchard House Bed and Breakfast

www.va-guesthouses.com

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(866) 709-9292

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Historic Orange,VA is conveniently located near amazing vineyards, Civil War battlefields and Montpelier. Minutes from UVA, Historic Mall & Monticello Shuttle on Demand Indoor Pool, Whirlpool and Fitness Center Meetings, Banquets and Holiday Parties Complimentary Wi-Fi 24/7 Business Center 1793 Richmond Road

434.979.4442

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Holiday Inn Express Orange 750 Round Hill Drive Orange, Virginia 22960 (540) 672-6691 Fax (540) 672-6690 Toll Free Reservations 1-800-HOLIDAY www.hiexpress.com/orangeva

Charlottesvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest hotel experience. 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.

SPACE TO SPREAD OUT. COMFORT TO KEEP YOU IN. Travelers looking for longer stays will find Residence Inn Charlottesville as accomodating as it is comfortable.

Residence Inn by Marriott* Charlottesville 1111 Millmont Street Charlottesville, VA 22903 T 434.923.0300 residenceinncharlottesville.com

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of our many luxury hotels, country clubs or inns. And what UVA alum doesn’t dream of iconic wedding photos taken on The Lawn! When it comes to deciding on the elements of your Charlottesville wedding, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Venues, flowers, entertainment, caterers and body treatments...the choices are plentiful, and the Charlottesville Welcome Book Wedding Directory will help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Now in a new, larger format, the Spring/Summer 2014 edition welcomes you to immerse yourself in its beautiful imagery! Brides-to-be are also welcome to contact our office to receive free copies of the Charlottesville Welcome Book Wedding Directory and the Charlottesville Welcome Book for their wedding party and out-of-town guests free of charge. It’s our pleasure! Join the fun at CharlottesvilleWelcomesWeddings.com and use our unique multimedia planning tool featuring our exclusive LookBook, helpful tips from premier event planner Jennifer Carroll, charming wedding stories from UVA alumni and sign up for our monthly planning tips leading up to your special day delivered straight to your email inbox. Planning your Charlottesville wedding was never so much fun or so easy!

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Congratulations on choosing Charlottesville as your new home! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, your new community is known for year-round natural beauty and small-city sophistication. Charlottesville has received countless accolades in recent years for a variety of reasons — from its delicious, locally-sourced restaurants to its active, sports-centric community. USA Today recently featured Charlottesville as a great place to invest in a home. “Take one of the nation’s quintessential college towns, throw in a big slice of American history, add golf courses and wineries, set it all in prime horse country, and the result is Charlottesville,” says Larry Olmsted for USA Today. We couldn’t agree more! You’ll find that locals go out of their way to make you feel at home here — whether it’s with a simple smile as you pass one another on the Downtown Mall or by providing detailed directions to the nearest hiking trail to spend a bright, spring morning. Now that you know the best places in town to celebrate your move to the area, check out the list to the right for the nitty gritty details of getting settled in your new home. We welcome you!

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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) 2772177, aep.com; Central Virginia Electric Cooperative: (800) 367-2832, forcvec.com; Dominion Virginia Power: (888) 667-3000, dom.com; 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) 970-3800.

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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. Charlottesville Water, (434) 970-3800; Albemarle County Service Authority: (434) 977-4511.

Take Out the Trash County residents may use the Ivy Landfill or hire a private collection firm, many of whom 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/or Internet connection available through: CenturyLink, centurylink.com; Comcast, comcast.com; 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 get registered 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 The Newcomers Club offers a variety of activities for new residents: charlottesvillenewcomersclub.org.

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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The University of Virginia is a bastion of tradition founded by Thomas Jefferson, the most popular man in town. Those who are fond of him often refer to him as TJ or Mr. Jefferson. Whether you’re preparing to enter its hallowed halls for a degree or enjoying a weekend in town, here is your guide to local lingo. We proudly cheer on our Orange and Blue, “The Cavaliers” — “Cavs” for short or “Wahoos.” What’s a Wahoo? Legend has it that Washington & 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. It faces a huge grass courtyard known as “The Lawn,” surrounded by historic residences that are now 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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To see the grounds up close, take a guided historical tour of the Rotunda and Academical Village. They are offered daily and meet inside the main entrance of the Rotunda. Or you can choose to stroll the grounds on your own with a self-guided tour — no matter how you choose to explore, there are several attractions that you should not miss. The Rotunda is one of Charlottesville’s most iconic structures, designed by Jefferson after the Pantheon in Rome. It sits majestically on one end of the Lawn and was the original site of the school’s library. Jefferson himself is said to have handpicked every book that was originally housed in the domed structure. The Academical Village flanks the Rotunda and surrounds the rectangular Lawn. The village consists of 10 pavilions, each of which housed faculty and held classrooms for various subjects. The larger pavilions are linked by 54 smaller, single-student rooms. Be sure to stroll through the beautiful pavilion gardens and check out the self-supporting serpentine walls, designed by Jefferson. The design and shape are both aesthetic and functional. The S-shape allows for the wall to be only one-brick thick and mostly self-supporting, as well as offering alcoves for beautiful trees and colorful flowers in these classically designed gardens.

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The University Chapel is another must-see, though it wasn’t part of the original plans for the school. This beautiful stone chapel was a late addition to the University, built in 1889. While no longer used for services, it is still a popular place for weddings. (Bookings are chosen by lottery a year in advance so, if you’re interested — plan early!)

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The University of Virginia has also been home to a number of recognizable names over the years. Many writers have walked the grounds, including David Baldacci and Linda Fairstein. William Faulkner was UVA’s first Writer-in-Residence. Accordingly, the Special Collections Library has a significant collection of Faulkner’s personal papers and manuscripts, as well as one of Faulkner’s jackets! The school has also educated its fair share of media and entertainment personalities, such as Tina Fey and Katie Couric. Some other big names include Robert F. Kennedy, Tiki Barber and Charles T. Pepper, the namesake of the soft drink Dr Pepper. President Woodrow Wilson attended in 1879, but left due to health reasons. And it would be remiss not to mention the university’s most famous drop-out, Edgar Allan Poe!

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To prevent parking frustration, here are a few tips to keep in mind while visiting the University of Virginia. First, there are two parking garages open to visitors at an hourly rate: the Central Grounds garage on Emmet Street (located underneath the University Bookstore and near the Lawn) and the Culbreth Road garage (convenient for visiting UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art or attending a play at Culbreth Theatre). UVA also offers a temporary parking permit for the lots around John Paul Jones Arena, ideal for folks visiting for a half-day or more.

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UVA Home Baseball This spring, stop by Davenport Field, UVA’s beautifully renovated baseball stadium. If baseball is our national pastime, watching the Cavaliers on the diamond and in the batter’s box is a local pastime. This season features some can’t-miss games with long-time rivals. Whether you’re a local, an alum or a visitor, spending nine innings with the Hoos is a great way to enjoy a springtime afternoon in Charlottesville. Other fun Cavalier sports this season include golf, lacrosse, crew, softball, tennis and more!

2014 Men’s Baseball Schedule April 1 Norfolk State at Davenport Field April 11-13 Clemson at Davenport Field April 15 Radford at Davenport Field April 18-20 North Carolina at Davenport Field April 23 Richmond at Davenport Field May 7 Liberty at Davenport Field May 9-11 Georgia Tech at Davenport Field May 13 VCU at Davenport Field

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March 4 George Washington at Davenport Field March 5 Old Dominion at Davenport Field March 11 James Madison at Davenport Field March 14-16 Boston College at Davenport Field March 18 Rutgers at Davenport Field March 19 Towson at Davenport Field March 26 Longwood at Davenport Field March 28-30 Virginia Tech at Davenport Field

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Located next to Davenport Field is Klöckner Stadium, home to UVA’s lacrosse and soccer teams. At this state-of-the-art facility, catch some of the most exciting lacrosse games in the Atlantic Coast Conference as some of the best teams face off in Charlottesville. Spend a delightful spring afternoon or evening at the field cheering on the Cavaliers!

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Charlottesville is home to an amazing variety of realtors who are well-versed in our eclectic selection of neighborhoods. Begin your neighborhood search with Belmont, a historic community within walking distance of Downtown, where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a mix of Victorian-style homes and adorable cottages with picket fences. Next, check out the charming neighborhoods of Rose Hill (close to Downtown) or Rugby Avenue (closer to the University of Virginia) and the surrounding area. Driving west from Charlottesville, into Albemarle County, brings you to Ivy. Convenient to the city, this area has beautiful rolling hills with new and historic homes. Also west of town are prestigious neighborhoods such as Farmington, Ednam and others. A bit farther west is charming Crozet, close to many vineyards, golf courses and parks, with gorgeous mountain views. A mix of planned neighborhoods and rural living, Crozet has experienced a lot of growth while maintaining its country charm. On the east side of Charlottesville, Keswick is Hollymead renowned for its stunning horse farms and ivy-clad estates. Wherever you choose to call home, you can enjoy the unparalleled mountain views along our scenic country byways.

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Doing Business Charlottesville and the surrounding Albemarle County is a thriving, economically vital region home to approximately 140,000 residents and diverse job-generating enterprises from large employers to start-up companies. We enjoy viable nonprofit enterprises, commerce, suppliers, research businesses and agri-businesses. The University of Virginia and its graduate programs attract talented students with infectious energy and exciting ideas who are a tremendous resource for local business. UVA, along with Piedmont Virginia Community College and the Charlottesville/Albemarle Technical Education Center, also provides the area with above par secondary education opportunities. In fact, Luminosity.com ranked Charlottesville as the second smartest city in America in 2013!

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Major employers in the area include the University of Virginia, State Farm and the US Department of Defense. Charlottesville also has a thriving small business community that provides our town with its unique vibe. Check out our biggest job fairs this spring: the Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) 30th Annual Job Fair on March 26, and the 2014 Charlottesville Community Spring Job Fair to take place in late April.

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Becoming a Local Your Health Care Cutting-edge health care from area hospitals provides our community with excellent specialists in a wide variety of medical areas, 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.

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The University of Virginia Health System achieved Top 100 rankings from U.S. News and World Report in Cancer and Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders and takes pride in its innovative Heart Center and the state-of-the-art Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Martha Jefferson Hospital, an excellent private facility, expanded and updated its services when it recently moved across town into its 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 to dentists, as well as many 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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With temperate climates, 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 – “Understanding Opera” and “Genetics Then and Now” are two recent OLLI classes — and its outings have included adventures in Memphis, Greece and Brazil. Many local gyms and fitness facilities also offer senior classes. And, the golf courses, tennis courts and walking trails are very popular, too. Where to Retire 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 to two great medical centers, the University of Virginia Health System and Martha Jefferson Hospital, both offering outstanding health care on the cutting edge of medicine. With the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport as a convenient gateway to a world of destinations and the coast only a couple of hours away, it’s no wonder Money Magazine rated Charlottesville as the #2 place to retire young!

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Becoming a Local Finding Friends

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Find your home away from home when you join any one of the area’s exquisite country clubs, full-service fitness clubs and relaxing swim clubs. Joining a club is a great way to meet friends and to become a part of the community for singles, couples and families. Local clubs offer manicured golf courses, clay and hard tennis courts, fine and casual dining, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, grand halls for special events, pools and sports for the kids, and camaraderie from staff and neighbors alike. Charlottesville’s award-winning country clubs allow you 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 spring 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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Becoming a Local Education Matters Charlottesville is a fabulous place to raise a family. The University of Virginia provides us with a highly educated population, diverse cultures, strong employment, college sporting events, a lively arts scene and state-of-the-art health care. From preschool to post-graduate, excellence in education is important here. Parents of little ones will find a huge variety of preschools, from creative co-ops to international immersion programs.

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And, for those with school-age children, not only are the public school systems exceptional, but our area boasts more privateschool 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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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 those with pets. Take a stroll along the brick-paved 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 warm months, well-behaved pets are allowed to join their owners in the outdoor seating areas of some of the area’s finest restaurants. 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 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. There are also plenty of wineries in the area that are happy to accommodate owners and their pets, and some vineyards even host special pet-friendly events like Keswick Vineyards’ “Yappy Hours,” where visitors can check out lovable animals available for adoption through local shelters.

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Charlottesville, named for Queen Charlotte Sophia of England and founded in 1762, is an inspiring setting to call home, as is the surrounding Albemarle County, 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. We’re in the center of Virginia, surrounded by gentle rivers, rolling green pastures, mild seasons and an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive to Washington, D.C. One reason Charlottesville has so many transplanted residents is that it’s a small city – just over 10.4 square miles, with 43,500 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 100,500. Both city and county are fascinating places to explore and wonderful locales to call home, and we welcome you!

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REMAX 100% Club, Hall of Fame ABR, CDPE, CLHMS, CRS, CRB, SRES, e-PRO

Regency

Key to your Real Estate Success 30+ years Real Estate Knowledge Over 3000 Happy Buyers/Sales (434) 249-5836 24 Hrs. Cell Toll Free (800) 404-7629 Charlottesville, VA 22901

Email: Kehoe@Move2VA.com

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Roy Wheeler Realty Company is proud to be recognized again as your Favorite Real Estate Experts!

Relocation Experts! Contact us for a FREE relocation guide

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Visit us at roywheeler.com Serving ALL of your relocation needs from condo to estate Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 1100 Dryden Lane, Charlottesville, VA (434) 980-MOVE (6683) • Toll-free: (866) 616-RELO (7356) • homes @roywheeler.com

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