News

October 2013

Service Dogs of Virginia Announces 2013 Graduation – The Largest Class Ever

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Service Dogs of Virginia announced today that they will hold their 2013 Dog and Client Graduation on Sunday December 8th at 1PM at Buford Middle …

Final Plans For New Northside Library To Be Discussed With Community November 7

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the third and final community meeting to discuss Albemarle County�s Northside Library project on Thursday, November …

Shops at Stonefield to Open Palette, An Everchanging, Local Lifestyle Shop, in November

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Shops at Stonefield are excited to announce — Palette — a local lifestyle shop that will launch November 9th, 2013. Designed as an �incubator …

Art exhibition at C’ville Coffee

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Saints and Sinners: An exhibition by art collaborative D/W November 1-30, Cville Coffee, 1301 Harrison Street, Charlottesville Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2-6 PM D/W …

Region’s Top Singers in Concert Tonight at Monticello High School

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The finest young singers in Charlottesville City and Albemarle County will be on stage tonight at Monticello High School for an Honors Concert beginning at …

New Shows at The Jefferson Theater

Thursday, October 31, 2013

JUST ANNOUNCED � WHAT:�Holidays At The Jefferson: A Classic Burlesque & Vaudeville Showcase � Partially Seated/Ages 18+ WHERE: The Jefferson Theater WHEN: Saturday, December 7, …

Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization to Implement Free Bridge Congestion Relief Initiative

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Planning Organization (MPO) is looking for eight to twelve citizens, half from the City of Charlottesville and half from Albemarle County, to participate …

It’s not too late to join the Better Business Challenge

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It’s not too late to join the Better Business Challenge � a FREE program for area business leaders in the five-county region! �Find cost-savings opportunities and …

Western Albemarle High School Players to Use the Importance of Being Funny to Deliver a Serious Message in Their November Show

Thursday, October 31, 2013

After it debuted in London during the Victorian Age, The Importance of Being Earnest, a Trivial Comedy for Serious People, quickly became Oscar Wilde�s most …

Election Results Reporting Procedure Announced

Thursday, October 31, 2013

For the upcoming November 5 general election, in order to provide local news organizations with election night results when they become available, the County Voter …

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Public Speaking & Tumblr Classes at Champion Tutoring

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Fall Champion Tutoring launches CALA: Champion Adult Learning Academy, an extension of the company�s mission to serve students of all …

Rich Praytor Headlines the Squeaky Clean Comedy Tour at the Portico Church

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Family Oriented Stand-Up Comedy Tour Visits Charlottesville � Are you one of those many individuals who have asked for more comedy in Charlottesville?� Better …

Expanding Your Business Around The World Workshop

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Date: Wednesday, October 30thPlace: Albemarle County Conference Ctr.1600 5th Street Extended, Room ACharlottesville, VA 22902Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Cost: $65 At this event you …

Crescent Hall Quilters

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What: Crescent Hall Quilters Exhibit When: Friday, November 1 – Monday, December 16 Where: CitySpace (100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902) On November 1, the …

Just Rewards Day

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A FREE event for Caregivers Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10:00am -2:00pm The Senior Center 1180 Pepsi� Place, 22901 Take a break & …

City of Charlottesville, PVCC, and TJ Adult and Career Education Launch New Job Training Program, PluggedInVA

Thursday, October 24, 2013

PluggedInVA is a new education and workforce training program for adults ready to begin a career in retail customer service.� A partnership with the City …

Demographics and Housing Needs Symposium

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This regional housing symposium, co-sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) and Housing Virginia, will examine population shifts, age, race, and household composition, …

Two New JABA Programs Provide Care for the Caregiver

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New short-term stay option at Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet and evening caregivers support group in Charlottesville help reduce caregivers� stress. According …

PVCC Hosts Annual 7th Grade Career EXPO

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The annual 7th grade Career Expo will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Oct. 22 and 23 at John Paul Jones Arena, located …

International Artist showcases the Weird and Wonderful of Virginia at The Bridge PAI

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Throughout October, Belfast-based artist Johanna Leech has been building relationships with local residents, documenting everyday collections, and exploring Virginia kitsch. Ms. Leech has begun curating …

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Discover PVCC Stem Degree Programs At Free Event Nov. 23

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Piedmont Virginia Community College will host a free event to showcase its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degree programs Saturday, Nov. 23, …

Almost Everything You Wanted to Know about Anything Is on the Agenda in County�s Community Education Classrooms

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Whether you are hoping to obtain your vehicle or motorcycle operator�s license, improve your English language skills, learn the latest about gluten-free cooking, accelerate the …

New Shows Announced at The Jefferson Theater

Thursday, October 24, 2013

JUST ANNOUNCED WHAT:�Sons of Bill & Friends Christmas Party WHERE: The Jefferson Theater WHEN: Monday, December 23 � Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM TICKET …

Don’t Miss Neko Case at The Paramount Theater

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WHAT: Neko Case WHERE: The Paramount Theater WHEN: Sunday, October 27, 2013 – Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm PRICE:�$40.00 Reserved There’s a special challenge …

Ropes Course on Friday for CHS Peer Mentor Program Connecting Native Speakers with ESL Students

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Charlottesville High School will begin this year�s peer tutoring program by sending students to the Triple C Ropes Course on Friday, October 25, …

Build Your Brand with Great Customer Service � New Workshop Offered by Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce will host the second of its workshop series on Tuesday, November 5th.�� �Build Your Brand with Great Customer Service�, …

Ceremony to Honor Regional GED Graduates

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This year�s Regional GED Graduation Ceremony and Celebration, sponsored by Thomas Jefferson Adult and Career Education (TJACE), will honor more than 200 GED graduates from …

Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (OTCQB: BRBS), parent company of Blue Ridge Bank, announced today its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, …

WVPT Public Television to Relocate to New Business Office Space in Harrisonburg

Thursday, October 24, 2013

James Madison University Real Estate Foundation supports plan�with purchase of existing facility � WVPT Public Television, serving the Shenandoah Valley and Central and Northern Virginia, …

Public Speaking & Tumblr Classes at Champion Tutoring

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This Fall Champion Tutoring launches CALA: Champion Adult Learning Academy, an extension of the company�s mission to serve students of all …

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On-Time Graduation Rate for Albemarle County Students Among State�s Best

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Albemarle County seniors had among the highest on-time graduation rates in Virginia, according to the latest data reported today by the state�s Department of Education. …

Rich Praytor Headlines the Squeaky Clean Comedy Tour at the Portico Church

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Family Oriented Stand-Up Comedy Tour Visits Charlottesville � Are you one of those many individuals who have asked for more comedy in Charlottesville?� Better yet, are …

Better Business Challenge Lunch n’ Learn

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Join us for the second Better Business Challenge Lunch n’ Learn on October 24th, 11-1pm, at CitySpace on the downtown mall called Building Resiliency in …

Please take our Workforce Survey

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Our Chamber of Commerce is partnered with Albemarle County, CATEC, PVCC, the Charlottesville Workforce Center, and the Piedmont Workforce Network to learn from our existing …

Music Resource Center to Host 6th Annual Party Like a Rock Star Event Friday, October 25

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Music Resource Center (MRC) will host its 6th annual Party Like a Rock Star (PLARS) event on Friday, October 25 at 8pm in the …

Join us for Gameday Restaurant’s Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gameday restaurant and sports bar is excited to announce its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday Oct. 24, 2013!!!� From 11:30am- 1:30pm come out …

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS� Member Tommy Brannock Receives Good Neighbor Award

Thursday, October 17, 2013

BHG/Real Estate III REALTOR� Recognized for 15 Years of Volunteer Service to Virginia Institute of Autism CAAR, the voice of …

PVCC Receives Grant To Help Low-Income Students With Child-Care Costs

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Piedmont Virginia Community College has received a $210,344 CCAMPIS grant (Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools) from the U.S. Department of Education. The four-year …

Cale Elementary Hosts Their 7th Annual 5K and Fun Run This Saturday, October 19

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WHAT:���������� 7th Annual Cale Colts Round Up 5K and Kids Fun Run � WHEN:���������� Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. � WHERE:�������� …

TheatreCHS Presents “Women & War”

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On Friday, October 18, TheatreCHS will commence its annual VHSL/VTA One-Act competition season with a send-off production in the black box theater at Charlottesville High …

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CAAR Q3-2013 Report Shows Overall Sales Up 25.9 Percent

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CAAR has released comprehensive market analysis for Q3 2013 (July, August & September). One highlight is the jump in sales activity�175 more …

CHS Hosts Visitors from Sister City in Besan�on, France

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This week, Charlottesville High School hosts a group of students and teachers from Charlottesville�s French sister city of Besan�on.� The group of 26 …

Center for Nonprofit Excellence�s Board Development Academy Now Accepting Applications for Year 5

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Apply today to make a difference in our community through effective board service � Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) announced today that nominations are …

Albemarle Parks and Recreation to Recognize Volunteers at an Appreciation Celebration on October 19

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Albemarle County Parks and Recreation will hold an appreciation celebration on Saturday, October 19, 2013 to thank the numerous park volunteers who help to keep …

UVA Top College in Affordability

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A third party has recently produced a website that analyzes public institutions for affordability and value.� The University of Virginia is #1 on the list.� …

6th Annual Doggie Howl-O-Ween Wednesday, October 30 on the Downtown Mall and Main Street Arena

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Costume Contest, Parade, Doggie Trick-or-Treating and more! � The Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville, Travel by Patty Benford, Sammy Snacks, Main Street Arena, Yellow Cab, …

Governor McDonnell Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund Planning Grant Recipients

Thursday, October 17, 2013

~ $60,500 Awarded to Three Projects Covering Seven Localities Developing Plans on Agritourism, a Virginia Wine Heritage Center, and Local Food Systems ~ Grant Funds Remain …

MichieHamlett Receives �Best Law Firm� Ranking for 2014

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Nine MichieHamlett Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2014 U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers ranked MichieHamlett as the Metropolitan Tier 1 …

The First Annual Charlottesville Salvation Army Telethon Presented by Chamber Member Better Living, Inc. to Air in Prime Time on CBS 19, October 22, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

In cooperation with the Charlottesville Newsplex, the Charlottesville Corps of the Salvation Army is pleased to announce its First Annual Charlottesville Salvation Army Telethon Presented …

Chamber Member Allison Partners invites you to their Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Allison Partners invites you to meet the team and share in the celebration of their growth on Wednesday 6 November 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30pm during …

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Public Speaking & Tumblr Classes at Champion Tutoring

Thursday, October 10, 2013

This Fall Champion Tutoring launches CALA: Champion Adult Learning Academy, an extension of the company�s mission to serve students of all ages. CALA workshops and …

Gameday Restaurant & Sports Bar Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Gameday restaurant and sports bar is excited to announce it’s grand opening and ribbon cutting on Thursday Oct. 24, 2013!!!� From 11:30am- 1:30pm come out …

Monticello High School Music Department Presents �A Night on Broadway� on October 10

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WHAT:��������������� Monticello High School Fall Concert: �A Night on Broadway� � WHEN:��������������� Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 7 p.m. � WHERE:������������� Monticello High School Auditorium …

Montague Miller & Co Congratulates Pat Sury, Newly Elected Treasurer Of Va Association Of Realtors�

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pat Sury, Director of Relocation and Business Development with Montague, Miller & Co, has been elected Treasurer of the Virginia Association of REALTORS� for 2014. …

Public Will Have Real Time Online Access to Albemarle County School Board Meetings Beginning October 10

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Beginning this Thursday evening, October 10, Albemarle County residents will be able to virtually attend all business meetings of the county�s school board. Business meetings …

Just Announced at The Jefferson Theater

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WHAT:�Skip Castro & The Nighthawks WHERE: The Jefferson Theater WHEN: Saturday, December 28 � Doors 7:00 PM, Show 8:00 PM TICKET PRICE: $20 Advance / …

WorkSource Enterprises Employee Receives Prestigious Award

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Michelle Porter recognized by vaACCESS WorkSource Enterprises today announced that Michelle Porter was selected as a recipient of the 2013 vaACCSES …

CenturyLink to connect teachers with technology by offering $30,000 in grants in Virginia

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Applications being accepted through Jan. 10, 2014 CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation�s …

John E. Baker Legacy Dinner to Broaden Faculty Diversity in City and County is Friday, October 11; HUD Deputy Secretary Jones to be Keynote Speaker

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The third annual John E. Baker Legacy Dinner, which provides support to young African-American professionals who decide to become teachers in the Charlottesville City and …

Habitat for Humanity to �Raise the Roof� at the Paramount Theater

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville invites the community to �Raise the Roof!� at the Paramount Theater on� October 10th. The benefit concert, featuring some …

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Fifteen CHS Students Named National Merit Commended Students

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fifteen Charlottesville High School seniors were named National Merit Commended Students as part of the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.� The fifteen are:� Carman …

Blue Ridge Bank Named a Finalist in U.Va. Darden School of Business Competition

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bank listed as one of 13 most resilient Virginia businesses � Blue Ridge Bank is proud to announce it has been named a finalist in …

Merging of Law Firms Lenhart Obenshain and Feil, Pettit & Williams

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The law firms of Lenhart Obenshain, and Feil, Pettit & Williams, are excited to announcethat they will be merging their practices. The merger will take …

College Prep Test Scores for Albemarle County Public Schools Seniors are Well Above State and National Averages

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Albemarle County Public Schools students again have outperformed their public school peers in Virginia and throughout the nation on the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test …

Documentary Film Series at the Central Library

Thursday, October 3, 2013

World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements Interweaves the story of John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his students’ participation in an exercise …

The Bridge participates in national �Buy Local Art� movement as described by the New York Times.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative is pleased to announce the inauguralseason of its Community Supported Art (CSA) program. Over the last 20 years, Community Supported …

Harvest Ball at The Senior Center

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Senior Center will hold a Harvest Ball at the Center on Friday, October 18, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. The Ball will feature the …

County Announces October 9 Information Open Houses on Northside Library, Convenience Centers

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Albemarle County will provide information and an opportunity to talk to staff regarding two major projects underway in the County � the new Northside Library …

Just Announced at The Jefferson Theater

Thursday, October 3, 2013

JUST ANNOUNCED � WHAT: The Big Payback (James Brown Tribute) with Fear Of Music (Talking Heads Tribute) WHERE:�The Jefferson Theater WHEN: Friday, October 25 � …

RideShare Week is October 14-18

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 14-18 is RideShare Week, and we are partnering with Dunkin Donuts to thank Central Virginia commuters for sharing the ride. � RideShare Photo Contest …

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Board Recognizes Albemarle County Department of Finance for Two Accomplishments

Thursday, October 3, 2013

At yesterday�s meeting, the Board of Supervisors recognized the Department of Finance for two recent accomplishments � GFOA Certificate of Achievement and Virginia Association of …

Public Speaking & Tumblr Classes at Champion Tutoring

Thursday, October 3, 2013

This Fall Champion Tutoring launches CALA: Champion Adult Learning Academy, an extension of the company�s mission to serve students of all …

New Years Eve 2013 at The Jefferson Theater

Thursday, October 3, 2013

JUST ANNOUNCED � WHAT:�New Years Eve 2013 with Jason Isbell & Dirty Dozen Brass Band�with Special Guests Grits N Gravy Soul & Funk Party � …

FREE Employee Career Readiness Training at PVCC!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

What Can the Career Readiness Certificate Do For Your Business?Identify the most qualified applicants Reduce turnover Improve productivity, quality and customer service Help ensure a return-on-investment for your …

Enrollment is OPEN to enter the Better Business Challenge

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Enrollment is open NOW to enter the Better Business Challenge, the friendly competition aimed at helping businesses increase the efficiency and sustainability of their daily operations.� …

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