Tag: Charlottesville

Zero Waste Day at Charlottesville City Market

Vendors at the weekly Charlottesville City Market continue to promote sustainability and minimize their environmental impact.


Charlottesville Community Job Fair at John Paul Jones Arena

The 2017 Charlottesville Community Job Fair will be held Thursday, May 4th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.


Charlottesville earns National SolSmart Award for advancing solar energy growth

Charlottesville has joined the ranks of the first 50 localities in the country to receive a SolSmart designation.


Charlottesville Gas wins damage prevention award

The Virginia Division of Utility and Railroad Safety announced Charlottesville Gas as this year’s winner of the Damage Prevention Leadership Award.


Belmont Bridge pedestrian reconfiguration update

After coordination with the consultant for the Belmont Bridge Replacement Project, the City of Charlottesville is altering the plan.


Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation kicks off in Charlottesville

Charlottesville is taking part in the sixth annual Wyland Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation from April 1st – 30th.


Charlottesville City Market returns Saturday

The popular City Market will kick off its 2017 season on Saturday, April 1 from 7 am – noon.

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Food hall model moves into 5th Street Station

5th Street Station Ventures is planning a new destination, The Yard, for Charlottesville’s newest shopping district.


David Swanson: Mike Signer-Profile in cowardice

There was a footnote to Charlottesville passing a resolution asking Congress to move money from the military.


Charlottesville to vote on resolution opposing Trump budget

Charlottesville City Council has on its agenda for Monday, March 20th, a vote on a resolution opposing President Donald Trump’s budget.

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Bob Nocek Presents: Buddy Guy at The Paramount Theater

Bob Nocek will present Buddy Guy at The Paramount Theater on Wednesday, August 23 at 8 p.m.


Charlottesville plans downtown public parking update meeting

The Charlottesville Office of Economic Development will host a meeting regarding parking in Downtown Charlottesville.


Charlottesville, Albemarle County join program to reduce solar energy costs

Charlottesville and Albemarle County have recently teamed up to join a program encouraging solar energy development.

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David Swanson: Understanding Robert E. Lee supporters

A message to those who consider it disgraceful to have a giant statue of Robert E. Lee in the middle of Charlottesville.


Fix A Leak Family 5k registration open

Charlottesville is encouraging residents to find leaks at home by holding the Fix a Leak Family 5K.


New Charlottesville garden plot rentals open

The Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation has opened a new garden plot enrollment period.


Charlottesville completes draft Ragged Mountain Trail Use Plan

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation staff has completed a draft trail use plan for Ragged Mountain.


Charlottesville reconfiguring pedestrian access to Belmont Bridge

The City of Charlottesville will be reconfiguring pedestrian access adjacent to the southbound lane of the Belmont Bridge in late February.

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Good riddance to Robert E. Lee

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the city of Charlottesville, Va., city council has voted to remove an imposing statue of Robert E. Lee.

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Landes withdraws budget amendment on voluntary settlements between local governments

Steve Landes has withdrawn an item intended to address the revenue sharing agreement between Albemarle County and Charlottesville.


Charlottesville releases annual assessment figures

The Charlottesville City Assessor’s Office has completed the 2017 reassessment.


Paul Oberdorfer named Charlottesville public works director

City Manager Maurice Jones has named Paul Oberdorfer as Director of Public Works for the City of Charlottesville.

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Berkmar Drive entrance to Sams Club will close Friday

The entrance to Sams Club from Berkmar Drive will be permanently closed on Friday.


Recreation Open House at Carver Recreation Center, Smith Aquatic and Fitness Center

The Charlottesville Parks & Recreation department will be holding two recreation open houses.


Charlottesville recruiting residents for GO Utilities training program

A six-week long training program will prepare Charlottesville residents for a career as a Utilities Maintenance Worker.

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Funnyman Skiba returns to Charlottesville

The United Nations of Comedy Series features Funnyman Skiba on Friday, February 17, 8pm at the Jefferson School Heritage Center.


Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Juvies’ coming to Vinegar Hill Theatre

The award winning Juvies, directed by Leslie Neal and executive produced by Mark Wahlberg, will be screened at Vinegar Hill Theatre.

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Kris Kristofferson, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! coming to The Paramount

The Paramount Theater will feature two live on-stage performances this May with Kris Kristofferson and Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live!


Our Town Charlottesville meetings continue Thursday

Our Town Charlottesville, a series of town hall style meetings in all of Charlottesville’s neighborhoods, will continue on Thursday.

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New tenants announced for 5th Street Station

5th Street Station Ventures announced new tenants joining the retail hub’s 24 other mixed-used occupants.


Charlottesville Christmas tree curbside pick-up begins Monday, Jan. 9

Charlottesville curbside trash or recycling service customers may place Christmas trees at the curb for collection the week of Jan. 9.


Community Emergency Response Team winter/spring training begins next week

The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Office of Emergency Management is offering free Community Emergency Response Team training.


Downtown Charlottesville tree pruning in January

There will be two tree trimming projects in Downtown Charlottesville in January 2017.

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Brenda Kelley named redevelopment manager for City of Charlottesville

City Manager Maurice Jones has named Brenda Kelley Redevelopment Manager for the City of Charlottesville.

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Think politicians are trying to scare you? You’re not paranoid

I answered the phone in Charlottesville, and a man pretending to work for the Albemarle County sheriff’s department asked me to identify myself.


Charlottesville ranked #12 Best Performing Small City in U.S.

The City of Charlottesville has been ranked the 12th Best-Performing Small City in the U.S. by the Milken Institute for 2016.


Carver Recreation Center hosts Holiday Craft Party Saturday

Charlottesville Parks & Recreation will host the Holiday Craft Party on Saturday from 1:00-3:00 pm at Carver Recreation Center.

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Daytime closures of Rio Mills Road planned Dec. 14-16

Construction work related to the Berkmar Drive Extension project will require all-day closures of Rio Mills Road Dec. 14-16.

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Rosanne Cash and The Cat in the Hat this March at The Paramount

The Paramount Theater is excited to present two live onstage performances to the March 2017 lineup.


Albemarle County, Charlottesville replace breathing apparatus equipment

Albemarle County Fire Rescue and the Charlottesville Fire Department announced the replacement of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.