Tag: Thomas Jefferson

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UVA president Teresa Sullivan ‘disagree(s)’ with protesters on Jefferson statue tarp

UVA president Teresa Sullivan said today that she “strongly disagree(s)” with protesters who covered a statue of Thomas Jefferson on Grounds Tuesday night.

Virginia Historical Society and Altria Group present The Private Jefferson

On October 15, the Virginia Historical Society and Altria Group will present The Private Jefferson: From the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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On Jefferson’s birthday, medalists reflect, look to the future

In celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday Wednesday, winners of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals gave public talks.

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UVA, Monticello to celebrate Founder’s Day with Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medalists

UVA and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation will mark Jefferson’s birthday with the presentation of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals.

UVA, Monticello announce winners of 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals

The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello have presented the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals.

Thomas Jefferson: The Man Behind the Myths

The Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society will present an all-day forum, “Thomas Jefferson: The Man Behind the Myths.” on April 11, at the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation, 112 Clarke Court, Charlottesville.

Come party at the Staunton Public Library!

The Staunton Public Library will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 1 Churchville Avenue on Saturday, January 24, from 2-4 pm.

Culpeper VDOT District traffic alert: Jan. 12-16

The following highway work is scheduled; weather permitting, in the Culpeper VDOT District during the upcoming week.


History-rich craft ciders are in demand

Apples are delicious for snacks, pies, applesauce and, once again, for drinking. While alcoholic cider production is still a niche market, the rise in U.S. sales has been tremendous.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank receives $75,000 from Dominion Foundation

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has received a $75,000 donation from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, Inc., parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.

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Rolling Stone looks at UVA: Misses on culture, but hits hard on silence

Working past the oversimplified paint-by-numbers portrait of the UVA culture in this week’s Rolling Stone, we eventually get to the dirty little secret that will rock the University to its core in the coming weeks, months and beyond: with regard to how administrators deal with sexual assaults on Grounds.

Governor McAuliffe announces third annual CiderWeekVA

November 14-23 will mark the third annual CiderWeekVA festival continuing the tradition of sharing delicious, locally fermented, artisanal ciders from across the Commonwealth.

Third annual Cider Week Virginia celebrates craft ciders from across the Commonwealth

From Nov. 14-23, the 2014 Cider Week Virginia festival will continue the tradition of sharing delicious, locally fermented, artisanal ciders from across the Commonwealth. This third annual celebration of craft cider brings together eight Virginia cideries for a bevy of delicious tastings, workshops and other events.

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Voice Of the People announces partnership with UVA for Citizen Cabinet initiative

Voice Of the People President Steven Kull today announced a partnership with the UVA Center for Survey Research for VOP’s launch of the Citizen Cabinet. CSR will be responsible for managing the recruitment of Citizen Cabinet members in Virginia as well as other parts of the country.


Natural Bridge Park hosts Scout Day 2014

Natural Bridge Park and Historic Hotel will host Boy and Girl Scouts from throughout Virginia and the nearby states for a full day of activities focusing on conservation, education, and recreation on Saturday.

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Tim Kaine makes case in Senate hearing for military action against ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his call for Congress to debate and vote on an authorization for use of U.S. military force against ISIL.

Ken Plum: A bloodless revolution

About this time of year in 1966 I wrote a letter to my hometown newspaper, Page News and Courier, suggesting that Virginia had just undergone one of the bloodless revolutions that Thomas Jefferson had suggested would be good for society periodically.


Author Jayne D’Alessandro-Cox book signing event

Have you ever wondered, “Who really was Thomas Jefferson?” Many know him to have been a politician and one of our most memorable presidents, but he was also a brilliant student, scholar, lawyer, bibliophile, planter, architect, family man, farmer, founding father, statesman, governor, scientist, and philosopher.

Local author Nancy Sorrells to sign copies of new Augusta County book at Bookworks

Book signing featuring Images of America: Augusta County, by local author Nancy T. Sorrells.

Remarks by President Obama, President Hollande at Monticello

Well, this has been a wonderful visit. And I want to thank François for joining us here today. I thought this was an appropriate way to start the state visit because what it signifies is the incredible history between the United States and France.

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Randy Forbes: Sand castles

Years ago, I was with my family at the beach sitting several yards back from the water. Ahead of us near the shoreline, two small boys knelt down playing in the sand just inches from where the foamy cusp of the waves rescinded back into the ocean.

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Randy Forbes: Seven warnings on the national debt for 2014

National debt has been a subject of discussion since our nation’s founding. Even in the midst of debate over the details of a national debt, our Founding Fathers found unity in this truth: that our government is obligated to repay debts.


Thomas Jefferson, From Boy to Man author to take part in book events

Author Jayne D’Alessandro-Cox, a resident of Keswick, is taking part in several events this month to sign copies of her book, Thomas Jefferson, From Boy to Man. The book is based on historical fact, which spans over seven decades. The informative documentary and numerous rare photos present the reader with a glimpse into the life of Thomas, the boy.

Chris Marston: Happy Birthday, Mr. Jefferson

As a University of Virginia alum I have a soft spot for Thomas Jefferson. All right, that’s probably an understatement. Most of us who went to The University pretty much revere the man who founded the school. Creating the University and its Academical Villiage was one of Jefferson’s greatest accomplishments.

Chess pawns used by Madison, Jefferson uncovered at Montpelier

History lies hidden beneath the lush turf of Montpelier, James Madison’s lifelong home. Montpelier archaeologists recently discovered one long-kept secret that had not seen the light of day in nearly two centuries: portions of two pawns from James Madison’s chess set, most likely the same set Madison and Thomas Jefferson used in their many chess […]

The World According To ChrisGraham.com: Cheesy TJ

I’m not going to go all “Thomas Jefferson has been maligned!” on you and tell you that I’m suddenly boycotting Kraft because of their recent run of commercials featuring Jefferson claiming rather nonsensically to have been the inventor of Kraft mac-n-cheese. It’s not that Jefferson has been maligned. It’s that the commercials are so badly […]