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December 2013

Shenandoah National Park’s Byrd Visitor Center Open on weekends

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Shenandoah National Park� Byrd Visitor Center Open on Weekends Luray, VA – The Harry F. Byrd Sr. Visitor Center at Big Meadows (mile 51 on …

R.E. Lee & Son, Inc. Celebrate its 75th Anniversary

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

R. E. Lee & Son, Inc. celebrates its 75th Anniversary serving the Charlottesville community on January 6, 2014.� Founded in 1939 by Bob Lee and …

Chamber Directors recognized for their service

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Chamber Directors Jeff Gaffney (Better Homes � Real Estate III) and Trish Cluff (UVA Health System) were presented plaques recognizing their service on the Chamber …

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Albemarle County Receives $137,750 State Grant

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Virginia has awarded the first round of grants under the new Stormwater Local Assistance Fund, Governor Bob McDonnell announced last week. The grants total $22.9 …

Jefferson School City Center�s Celebrates its First Birthday

Monday, December 23, 2013

On January 18th, 2014, the Jefferson School Foundation will hold its first gala A Legacy Reborn, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of …

CHS Band Selected for Inaugural Parade in Richmond January 11

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Charlottesville High School band will be one of ten high school and college bands marching in the inaugural parade for Virginia�s governor-elect, Terry McAuliffe.� …

PCA Receives Grant from The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) has received a grant from The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation …

New phone installation at the Chamber

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tim Hulbert, Chamber President and CenturyLink officials celebrating the recent new phone system installation at the Chamber. …

Charlottesville City Schools Receive Gifts for Student Attendance, Reading, Drama, & Orchestra

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Charlottesville City Schools received four generous donations this month: �$1,000 from the Walmart Foundation; $1,500 from the Arnold F. Baggins Fund; $8,000 from the Bama …

Chamber Minority Business Council

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

On December 11, The Reserve at Belvedere hosted the Chamber Minority Business Council (CMBC) Holiday Social. More than 80 people came out to help the …

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Monfalcone Accounting Group celebrates grand opening

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monfalcone Accounting Group celebrated its grand opening with friends and family on December 10th at their office on 198 Spotnap Road, Suite C-5.� To learn …

Citizens Advisory Group Recommends Intergenerational Center Be Added at Yancey Elementary School to Expand Local Services

Monday, December 16, 2013

A citizen advisory committee, jointly supported by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the School Board, has recommended the creation of an intergenerational learning …

Christian Aid Mission�s First Gift Catalog to Assist Native Missionaries

Monday, December 16, 2013

Chenda from Cambodia was 15 when her mother abandoned the family and left her and three younger siblings in the care of a demanding and …

COUNTY ANNOUNCES COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR CROZET STREETSCAPE PROJECT

Monday, December 16, 2013

The County has launched a website for the Crozet Streetscape project at www.albemarle.org/crozetstreetscape where accurate and up to date information regarding the status and progress of …

PUBLIC HEARING FOR SOLID WASTE CONVENIENCE CENTER SITE

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Board of Supervisors is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the County Office Building on McIntire Road …

Charlottesville Area Transit Prepares for Route Changes

Monday, December 16, 2013

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)�will host two public meetings to inform the public about its upcoming system changes. The meetings will take place in CitySpace (100 …

FIFTH ANNUAL SOUP FOR SENIORS

Monday, December 16, 2013

In recognition of the Martin Luther King Day of Service, JABA will again hold �Soup for Seniors�, a canned food drive benefiting local, low-income older …

Successful Leading Conference

Monday, December 16, 2013

CYNTHIA MURRAY ENTERPRISES PRESENTS THE 2014 SUCCESSFUL LEADING CONFERENCE � January 23, 2014 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Hyatt Place 2100 Bond Street Charlottesville, Virginia� …

The Bridge PIA Announces “Surprise” Exhibit

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What: SURPRISE is an exhibit and a bicycle-based print distribution event Where: The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative, 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 When: Opening …

Governor McDonnell proposes $183 million in new investments for Virginia higher education

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell announced that his proposed biennial budget includes $183.1 million in new reformed-based investments for Virginia�s colleges, universities and community colleges. The announcement …

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Fourteen More Albemarle County Public Schools Teachers Earn National Board Certification

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fourteen Albemarle County Public Schools teachers have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, successfully completing a rigorous, year-long process for demonstrating …

Renaissance School and ACAC Promote Student Fitness

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Renaissance School continues its emphasis on student health and wellness through a unique physical activity program partnership with ACAC Downtown.� Renaissance School and ACAC Downtown …

PVCC ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLAR PROGRAM FOR GED GRADS

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for a new program for GED graduates interested in continuing their education at Piedmont Virginia Community College. PVCC�s Emerging …

Teresa Jackson Walker-Price Named Recipient of City Center Reflection Award

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

On January 18, 2014 the Board of Directors of the Jefferson School Foundation will, at its first anniversary gala, award to Teresa Jackson Walker Price …

Ivy Publications announces Healthy Living Directory and Wedding Planning Checklist

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ivy Publications and Birch Studio announce the addition of The Healthy Living Directory into the Ivy Publications family. Created by David and Jenny Robinson of …

Wilkinson Wealth Management Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Susan Wilkinson, founder and owner of Wilkinson Wealth Management, is joined as she cuts the ribbon on her new Charlottesville office at 400 Locust Avenue, …

7 Shows Announced at The Jefferson and Southern

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WHAT:�Cults with GEMS WHERE: The Jefferson Theater WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2014 � Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM TICKET PRICE: $15 Advance / $17 Day Of …

JMRL Looks Ahead

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Board of Trustees is seeking public input on the library�s five-year plan.�� A planning committee representing library staff, the Library Board, …

Kiwanis Benefit Christmas Trees and Wreaths Sales

Monday, December 9, 2013

For the 81st year, the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville is selling Christmas trees and hand-decorated wreaths to earn money to support club service projects mainly …

Albemarle County Public Schools Earns Top Award in Virginia for Environmental Programs Across the Division

Monday, December 9, 2013

Albemarle County Public Schools received the top environmental award in Virginia in the annual �Green Schools Challenge� conducted by the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA). …

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Shenandoah National Park Completes CWD Detection and Assessment Plan

Monday, December 9, 2013

Shenandoah National Park staff recently concluded a planning process for a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Detection and Assessment Plan after receiving a Finding of No …

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Dec 11

Monday, December 9, 2013

The next Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 starting at 4:00�p.m.�in the Lane Auditorium, County Office Building, …

Albemarle County School Board and Board of Supervisors Joint Meeting Dec 12

Monday, December 9, 2013

The Board of Supervisors and School Board will hold a joint meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., in Room 241, County Office …

Monfalcone Accounting Group Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monfalcone Accounting Group invites you to their ribbon cutting and open house on December 10th from� 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 198 Spotnap Road, Suite C-5 Charlottesville, …

Albemarle County School Board Seeking Members for Planning, Health Advisory Boards

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Albemarle County residents interested in the quality of education and the quality of life in their county will have two influential opportunities to serve their …

Targeting Boomers & Beyond: 2014 Marketing Summit for Professionals

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This 2-day Summit will equip you with marketing techniques andstrategies to effectively reach out to consumers ages 50 and up!� Why Market to Baby Boomers …

LENHART OBENSHAIN LAWYERS NAMED �LEGAL ELITE�

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lenhart Obenshain announces that seven of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2013 �Legal Elite� survey conducted annually by Virginia Business magazine.� Statewide, only …

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORTS VIRGINIA TAX DATA SHOW RETAIL SALES UP SLIGHTLY

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORTS VIRGINIA TAX DATA SHOW RETAIL SALES UP SLIGHTLY (+1.54%) IN ALBEMARLE-CHARLOTTESVILLE �RETAIL HUB� OVER THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 2013 � …

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FILIPINOS GET IMMEDIATE AID FOLLOWING DEVASTATING TYPHOON HAIYAN FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE NON-PROFIT CHRISTIAN AID MISSION

Monday, December 2, 2013

As their nation reels from incomprehensible destruction in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, several Philippine ministries are pleading for immediate help and prayers. …

An Evening at The Clifton Inn benefiting The Arc of the Piedmont

Monday, December 2, 2013

An Evening at The Clifton Inn will take place on Sunday, March 2, 2014 benefiting The Arc of the Piedmont and its vision that people with …

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Wilkinson Wealth Management to host Ribbon Cutting

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wilkinson Wealth Management will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, December 11th at 2:30 p.m., followed by a holiday open house from 3:00 – 7:00 …

Food & Fire: Food Trucks and Firepits at the Bridge PAI

Monday, December 2, 2013

For two Fridays in December, the Bridge PAI is hosting the community for an evening event with fire pits and food trucks. �These events will …

Charlottesville City Schools Announces December Performance Schedule

Monday, December 2, 2013

Charlottesville City Schools will host a wide array of public events and performances during the month of December.� Please add the following to your community …

Buford Middle School, VMDO Honored with 1 of 5 State Awards

Monday, December 2, 2013

The renovation of the science classrooms at Buford Middle School, completed this fall, received a �gold� design award from the Virginia School Boards Association at …

Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Appoints New Director

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. (OTCQB: BRBS) and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary Blue Ridge Bank appointed Mensel D. Dean, Jr. a …

CNE Board Development Academy now accepting applications

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence’s Board Development Academy will be accepting applications through December 13th and will be kicking off in January of 2014.� The …

City of Charlottesville to hold public meeting on Main Street redevelopment plan

Monday, December 2, 2013

The City of Charlottesville will be holding a public meeting on Saturday, December 7th, from 10 am � 2 pm at the Carver Recreation Center …

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