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A Safe and Healthy Holiday

The holiday season is known for fun activities and family time together, celebrating love and thanksgiving. There is a darker side to the holidays, however. Crime increases around the holiday season, and robbery is more common in residences and businesses. More people on the roads increases the chance of accidents. To add to all this […]

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Holiday Events Around CVille

Be sure to check out the local holiday activities around Charlottesville as 2014 comes to a close, as well. Some of the most anticipated events are: -Charlottesville Ballet Nutcracker Suite on December 14 and 15th at Culpeper State Theater and December 20 and 21st at PVCC.

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Construction Project at Route 29 and Rio Road

The interchange at U.S. 29 and Rio Road is one of several transportation improvements scheduled for the busy highway corridor in Albemarle County. This intersection has experienced high traffic, especially during rush hour and peak driving times. In conjunction with this project, U.S. 29 will be widened to further address traffic issues. Another component of […]

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Kohl’s Cares

The Center for Disease Control reports approximately 1 in 5 children and adolescents are medically obese. To combat this health crisis, top brands are stepping up to facilitate the creation of health education programs for children. Recently, Kohl’s donated nearly $50,000 to UVA Children’s Hospital to aid this cause. By teaching kids about exercise and […]

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Banking on Your Help

As we shop the perfect gifts this holiday season, it is easy to forget that 1 in 6 Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. Of those 49 million American, 17 million are children. While school is in sessions these children are helped through the school’s lunch programs. During the holiday seasons […]

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SPCA Benefits from Paw Prints

On July 12, 2014, a Charlottesville art gallery hosted a pet portrait contest where elementary school children were given the opportunity to create works of art featuring their favorite animals. The local SPCA animal shelter received the welcomed publicity and proceeds.

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Fun Summer Activities in Charlottesville, VA

Americans often plan their summer weeks before school has let out, scheduling week-long beach trips or vacations to far away mountain lakes. Overnight camps for teens, day camps for kindergarteners and first graders, summer swim teams, and high school training camps for band or football all must be added to the calendar. The coordination involved […]

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Gas Station Fried Chicken: Better than Restaurant Chicken?

Most everyone has eaten gas station food at one point, only to ask themselves an hour or two later why they ever considered that to be a good decision. The majority of gas station food is processed, preserved, and packaged in a way that would probably put ancient Egyptian mummifying practices to shame. The little […]

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A Commune in Central Virginia: Twin Oaks

Journalist Anne Bokma decided to take a different type of family vacation this year. She went with her husband and two teenage daughters to spend part of their March break living in Twin Oaks, a commune in rural Virginia. There was no wireless internet, no cable TV, and no Starbucks in sight. For Anne and […]

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