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October 2015

Albemarle County Receiving Virginia Telecommunication Planning Initiative (VATPI) Grant

Friday, October 30, 2015

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Albemarle County will receive $75,000 in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Planning Initiative (VATPI). The VATPI program provides funding …

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CBIC Talks Policy: The Tech Industry Helps Everyone in the Region

Friday, October 30, 2015

In Virginia, whose economy depends significantly on federal money (think defense contracting), policy plays a crucial role in where money flows and thus where the …

CATEGORY: Event

Building Goodness Foundation Presents 2015 Jack Stoner Community Builder Award

Friday, October 30, 2015

Charlottesville, VA – Friday, October 23, 2015 – Local nonprofit Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) will present the 2015 Jack Stoner Community Builder Award on Sunday, November 1, …

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Upcoming Virginia Blood Services Blood Drives

Friday, October 30, 2015

Virginia Blood Services Upcoming Blood Drives November 2015 Chestnut Grove Baptist Church – Albemarle Sunday, November 1, 2015 9:00AM – 1:00PM Bloodmobile, Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, 550 Buck Mountain Road, …

CATEGORY: Community

Rt. 29 Solutions Lane Closures: Week of Nov. 2-6, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville during the upcoming …

CATEGORY: Community

Home Instead Senior Care Needs Your Help to Make the Holidays More Cheerful!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Home Instead Senior Care is looking for volunteers to help make the upcoming holidays a little more cheerful for the financially challenged, home bound and …

CATEGORY: Community

Albemarle County Public Schools Director Appointed to Governor’s Council on Youth Entrepreneurship

Thursday, October 29, 2015

(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – Chad Ratliff, the Director of Instructional Programs for Albemarle County Public Schools, has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Youth …

CATEGORY: Education

Bowling, Working Wednesdays, Comedy, and More with YBPN

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nov 4, 18, Dec 2 and Dec 16 Working Wednesdays Happy Hour Networking Event at The Graduate Hotel The Young Black Professional Network of Charlottesville invites you to our …

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I always need more money! What can I do? Join us at the Building a Budget Free Seminar Sponsored by UVA Community Credit Union

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A budget is an important tool for making sure your money works for you. We’ll help you understand the steps involved in developing a spending …

CATEGORY: Education

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces Quadruplicity 2016

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

(Charlottesville, Virginia – September 16) The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Round Table today announced that the Ninth Annual Chamber Quadruplicity Conference will …

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Region Ten Mental Health in the Workplace Luncheon

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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Coming Soon: The 21st Annual Artisans Studio Tour, November 7 & 8

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Coming soon: November 7 & 8, from 10 – 5 PM The 21st Annual Artisans Studio Tour in Charlottesville and surrounding counties 17 open studios will host 35 …

CATEGORY: Event

Little Caesars Pizza Open in Pantops Shopping Center

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

(Charlottesville VA) Little Caesars Pizza has opened its newest restaurant at 394 Pantops Shopping Center in Charlottesville. Local owner Matt Eberl stated, “Customers continue to have higher …

CATEGORY: Member News

REC Names New Director of System Planning & Engineering Design

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Fredericksburg, Va. ¾ John Arp has recently been promoted to director of system planning and engineering design for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC). Arp most recently held …

CATEGORY: Member News

Virginia Film Festival to Open Downtown Festival Headquarters at Brand New Violet Crown Cinemas

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Get An Exclusive First Look at Spectacular New Facility Before it Opens to the Public This Weekend! Festival Also Announces Mystery Sneak Preview of Major Upcoming …

CATEGORY: Event

Public Hearing on Redistricting Options to Ease Overcrowding at Albemarle High, Greer Elementary Is November 5

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – The Albemarle County School Board has moved up the start time for its next meeting, on November 5, to 6 p.m., …

CATEGORY: Education

David Thomas Named to Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors

Monday, October 26, 2015

Charlottesville, Virginia (Oct. 22, 2015) David W. Thomas, a partner at the law firm of MichieHamlett, was recently named to the Ronald McDonald House Board …

CATEGORY: Member News

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: A Feast for the Eyes, the Mind, and the Tastebuds in November

Monday, October 26, 2015

This area is a wonderful choice for a late fall getaway, with Virginia Wine Month, the Spirit Walk, TedX, the Virginia Film Festival, Virginia Cider …

CATEGORY: Community

Tour Japan this spring with PVCC

Monday, October 26, 2015

(Charlottesville, Va.) – Piedmont Virginia Community College invites members of the community on a trip to Japan this spring led by one of the college’s …

CATEGORY: Education

Virginia Credit Union to Offer “Taking Control of Your Money” Workshop

Monday, October 26, 2015

(Richmond, VA, October 26, 2015) – Effective strategies for saving money, managing spending and improving your credit score will be covered in a free workshop …

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Apprenticeship Connections Launches New Website, Founder Interviewed by Local Radio Show

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Apprenticeship Connections, Inc. (AC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The ability to choose is a gift– and the value of making an educated choice cannot be underestimated. …

CATEGORY: Member News

what is barre.[d] SWEAT : mom & barre workshop : studio news

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

“time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – curtin meet the barre.[d] SWEAT class.  about the barre.[d] SWEAT class. a dynamic choreographed ballet CARDIO heart-rate jumping, thigh burning …

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Artisans Studio Tour Celebrates its 21st Anniversary With 35 Artisans in 17 Studios – November 7 & 8

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

In 1994 a small group of visionary artisans banded together to open their studios to the public. Their goal was to allow the public to …

CATEGORY: Event

Better World Collective Offering Business Services to Chamber Members

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Better World Collective is a new tech start-up here in town that offers web-based solutions that make fundraising and corporate philanthropy incredibly easy and measurably …

CATEGORY: Member News

“Organize Your Financial Records” Seminar in Crozet with Virginia Credit Union

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

(Richmond, VA, October 19, 2015) – Participants in a free seminar offered by Virginia Credit Union will learn the benefits of getting and keeping their …

CATEGORY: Education

What’s happening next at IX?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

  IX ROX! Three More Concerts to Go! Wow, what a party. The IX Art Park just wrapped three more free fall concerts. A dream-team jazzfest with …

CATEGORY: Event

Albemarle County Introducing Digital Scan Voting Machines

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Albemarle County Department of Voter Registration and Elections wants to alert voters that a new, digital scan voting system will be used in all …

CATEGORY: Community

Virginia Film Festival and Second Street Gallery to Open Digital Media Gallery on November 6

Monday, October 19, 2015

DMG To Feature Exhibit Of Video Projection Art and Experimental Films From U.Va. Cinematography Students And Students From Light House Studio Festival Officials Also Announce Addition …

CATEGORY: Event

Traffic Pattern Changing at Rio Road, Warner Parkway

Monday, October 19, 2015

Eastbound Rio Rd. lanes to be reconfigured Monday to improve flow CULPEPER — On Monday, the Virginia Department of Transportation will adjust the eastbound lanes on …

CATEGORY: Community

Route 29 Solutions Lane Closures Scheduled Activities: Week of Oct. 19-23, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville during the upcoming …

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Eli Young Band, 6 More Shows at The Jefferson & Southern

Monday, October 19, 2015

            WHAT: Hot In Herre – 2000s Dance Party with DJs Will Eastman & Brian Billion, Visuals by Kylos & Special Guest Ozker WHERE: The Jefferson Theater WHEN: …

CATEGORY: Event

National Organization That Promotes Innovation in Schools Adds Albemarle County Public Schools to Its Membership

Monday, October 19, 2015

(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Virginia) – Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) joined 21 school divisions across the nation today as new members of the League of Innovative …

CATEGORY: Education

Mental Health and the Workplace – Discussion Hosted by RegionTen

Monday, October 19, 2015

Mental Health and the Workplace Monday, November 9, 2015 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm Holiday Inn University 1901 Emmet St N Charlottesville, VA 22901 Space is limited. Pre-Register at www.regionten.org (required) $10.00 …

CATEGORY: Community

14th Annual JMU CAA Blood Challenge to Benefit Virginia Blood Services

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Citizens’ Forum, Charlottesville Budget and Tax Increases

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Next up in the Charlottesville Citizens’ Forum series will be a discussion of the Charlottesville City Budget and Taxes, Process and Implementation followed by a …

CATEGORY: Community

Local Artist to Represent Albemarle County on the Holiday Tree at Virginia’s Executive Mansion

Thursday, October 15, 2015

This December, the holiday tree at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond will be adorned with ornaments handmade by artisans/artists from communities all over Virginia in …

CATEGORY: Community

2015 Great Southeast Shakeout Earthquake Drill is Set for Thursday, October 15th

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Central Virginians can practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” the safe response to an earthquake, during the Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill set for Thursday, …

CATEGORY: Community

Chocolate and Wine Pairing at The Independence, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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RideShare Week is October 19-23, 2015 – Pledge to Share the Ride for a Chance to Win

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – October 14, 2015) RideShare Week is October 19-23. It’s nice to share! Pledge to share the ride during RideShare Week and you …

CATEGORY: Community

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Publishes 2015 Third Quarter Home Sales

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CAAR 2015 Third Quarter Market Report indicates a 4.9% gain over Q3 2014 with 834 closed sales in the Greater Charlottesville area; Median sales price …

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Forward/Adelante Offering Free Photography and Video Marketing Seminar & Networking Event

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Join Forward/Adelante for our FREE seminar and networking event, Photography and Video Marketing, which will take place Wednesday, October 21, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM …

CATEGORY: Education

Central Virginia Military Veterans Job Fair-Hiring Event October 21, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Virginia Employment Commission and the American Legion are hosting a huge Veteran Job Fair/Hiring event on October 21, 2015 at the American Legion Post 74 …

CATEGORY: Workforce

Rt. 29 Advisory Panel Meets Thursday (10/15) in Staunton

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Remote meeting will be live-streamed; panel will tour regional Traffic Operations Center CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its biweekly meeting …

CATEGORY: Community

Proffit Rd. Bridge Closed for Repairs Oct. 19-Nov. 20

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Through traffic should use posted detour via Route 20, Watts Passage Rd. CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close a portion of Route 649 …

CATEGORY: Community

Inn at Willow Grove Gift Shop to Open in Orange, October 23rd

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

                      Come help us toast the Grand Opening of Objects On Main in historic downtown Orange!  Our doors will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. …

CATEGORY: Member News

PVCC Offers Free Comedy Writing and Improv Workshops October 23

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Charlottesville, Va. – As part of its 2015-16 Fine Arts and Performance Season, Piedmont Virginia Community College will present a Comedy Writing Workshop, followed by …

CATEGORY: Education

Rt. 29 Solutions Lane Closures – Scheduled Activities: Week of Oct. 12-16, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville during the upcoming …

CATEGORY: Community

La Taza to Host Tammye Delk Van Clief Art Opening Thursday, October 15

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

CATEGORY: Event

Eastbound Lane on Dominion Drive Closed at Rt. 29

Friday, October 9, 2015

Right turns prohibited, signed detour in place during underground utility work at intersection CHARLOTTESVILLE — Utility work at the intersection of Dominion Drive and Route 29 …

CATEGORY: Community

Virginia Film Festival Announces Additional Films, Guests for 2015 Program

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Twenty-Plus Films To Go On Sale at 12:01 AM on Friday, October 9 Ithaca Star Alex Neustaedter To Join Director Meg Ryan For Screening and Discussion CHARLOTTESVILLE, …

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PVCC Director Named President of the Virginia Association for Management Analysis and Planning Executive Board

Thursday, October 8, 2015

(Charlottesville, Va.) – Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness (IRPIE), Jolene Hamm was recently elected as executive board president …

CATEGORY: Member News

Downtown Safe Halloween Festival Saturday, October 31!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Annual Downtown Safe Halloween Festival will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.  This …

CATEGORY: Event

Virginia Credit Union to Offer Retirement Income Planning Seminar

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

(Richmond, VA, October 5, 2015) – A complimentary seminar on planning for retirement will be offered by the MEMBERS Financial Services Representatives located at Virginia …

CATEGORY: Education

Albemarle County Announces Application Deadline for ACE Program

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Applications accepted through October 31 Albemarle County is accepting applications through October 31, 2015 for the upcoming round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), …

CATEGORY: Community

BGiA Partners with BGF for 2015 Autumn Build Day to Benefit Local Youth Organizations

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

U.Va. Darden’s Non-Profit Also Seeks Community Referrals for Spring Build Day Projects Charlottesville, VA (October 5, 2015)—For the fourth year in a row, Building Goodness in …

CATEGORY: Community

Boy Scouts of America Annual Scouting for Food Drive

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Scouting for Food The Boy Scouts of America have annual Scouting for Food Drive and is around the corner. Every year, SFF supports The Blue Ridge …

CATEGORY: Community

United Nations of Comedy Update – Addition of Jackie Monahan to Lineup!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The United Nations of Comedy Tourreturns to The Paramount Theater on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8pm. This tour consistently brings national comedians-as seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Showtime, Ellen, Stand …

Foster Fuels to Host Grand Opening Celebration

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Charlottesville, VA – To celebrate their fifth and newest Hearth and Home showroom, Foster Fuels Inc. is hosting a grand opening celebration on October 9th from …

CATEGORY: Event

21st Annual Artisans Studio Tour – Bringing the Magic Home to You

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Coming the weekend of November 7 & 8 is the annual Artisans Studio Tour, an Open House event in Charlottesville and surrounding counties.  Now in …

CATEGORY: Event

PVCC Offers Start-Up Distillery Class October 24th

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

(Charlottesville, Va.) – Piedmont Virginia Community College will offer a distillery start-up class on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the …

CATEGORY: Education

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Oakland School Upcoming Events!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thursday, October 8th from 7:00PM-9:00PM, Oakland School will be participating as a table sponsor at the 18th Annual Education Symposium at the PVCC V. Earl …

CATEGORY: Event

Attention Business Leaders and Human Resource Coordinators! Move2Health Workplace Wellness Online Assessment

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Move2Health is assessing workplace wellness programs within Virginia’s Planning District 10, which includes the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties.  …

CATEGORY: Community

Brian Fallon & The Crowes, 3 More Shows at The Southern

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

            WHAT: L.Y.A.O. Comedy Open Mic Night Hosted by Comedian TJ Ferguson – Presented by Hot 101.9 WHERE: The Southern Café & Music Hall WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2015 …

CATEGORY: Event

Next Up: #CvilleTechOnTap Happy Hour 10/13

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 13, 5 -7:00 p.m. WHERE: Tin Whistle Irish Pub (609 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902) RECURS:  2nd Tuesdays Monthly WHAT: This event (free + …

CATEGORY: Event

PVCC Student Interns at National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

(Charlottesville, Va.) – Piedmont Virginia Community College engineering student Linnea Saby recently completed a summer internship at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Charlottesville. Saby, …

CATEGORY: Education

Jennifer Shirkey of Lenhart Pettit Elected Chair Virginia State Bar’s Trusts & Estates Section

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lenhart Pettit PC is pleased to announce that Jennifer E. Shirkey, of our Harrisonburg office, has begun her term as Chair of the Virginia State …

CATEGORY: Member News

UVA Community Credit Union Expands Business Banking Services

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Charlottesville, Virginia, October 2, 2015: The University of Virginia Community Credit Union recently announced that it has appointed Ethan A. Dunstan to serve as vice …

CATEGORY: Member News

Host Your Holiday Party at Keswick Hall and Golf Club!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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MACAA’s Steps to Success Program Community Schedule

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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CBIC Tech Tour to Focus on Next Generation Technology Leaders

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

395 Middle and High School Students to Visit High Tech Companies in the Region OCTOBER 8th TOUR BEGINS AT 9:00 AM AT PVCC’S EARL DICKINSON CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE, …

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The Boar’s Head’s 34th Annual Turkey Trot to Benefit UVA Children’s Hospital

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Annual Holiday Highlight to Benefit University of Virginia Children’s Hospital Expects to Draw 1,400 Runners and Walkers of All Ages Charlottesville, VA (October 7, 2015)  – …

CATEGORY: Event

MACAA Ladies Night Out Fundraiser Honors Local TV/Radio Host

Friday, October 2, 2015

Andrea Copeland-Whitsett was honored recently by the Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) at their 3rd Annual Ladies Night event for her work in the …

CATEGORY: Award

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Can Help Your Employees Send Their Loved Ones to College

Thursday, October 1, 2015

CATEGORY: Education

SCORE’s Crowdfunding: How to be Successful in Raising Money Workshop

Thursday, October 1, 2015

A new method of raising money is Crowdfunding. This method has become particularly useful to artisans, authors, musicians,  craftspeople and others using the two biggest …

CATEGORY: Education

Can’t Find that credit card receipt?? Join us at the Get It Together: Organize Your Financial Records Seminar Sponsored by UVA Community Credit Union

Thursday, October 1, 2015

When your home files are bulging at the seams, you waste time trying to find things. You may pay bills late. You have more stress. …

CATEGORY: Education

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