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2019 JPJ Men's Basketball Guide

See the Hoos at home. The John Paul Jones Arena is electric. Slightly biased UVa graduates will tell you that it's just as thunderous as Cameron Indoor Stadium. The ACC is PARTICULARLY good this year (a total of SIX teams rank among the AP Top 25). Point being: if you have been meaning to go to more…

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Cville's Coziest Indoor Dining

Rain, wind and snow make the following establishments—selected for their atmosphere, intimacy and unique features—that much more inviting. Alley Light Everyone needs to go to Alley Light at least once in their lives. It’s a tad pricey, but well worth a visit. Harry Potter enthusiasts have compared…

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The Holidays at Monticello, Highland, & Montpelier

The estates of former presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison take on new life for the holiday season. This is the time to see them, if you haven’t already! Each offer free tours, discounts, and special offers during the holiday season. Take advantage! Monticello Monticello…

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Indoor Cville Dining Part 1

Rain, wind and snow make the following establishments—selected for their atmosphere, intimacy and unique features—that much more inviting. Ivy Inn The dining areas here are intimate and romantic. And no, it’s not a hotel. The menu consists of locally-inspired seasonal American cuisine. We hear…

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Cville Boasts THREE Escape Rooms

It’s getting colder. Escape rooms are heated. Also fun. And there are THREE of them here in Charlottesville. Try one. Try them all! Bring the family. Corral the office. Coax your friends. If you want to ~escape~ without any strangers in the room, make sure to bring enough of a crew with you. Check…

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Highlights of the 2018 Virginia Film Festival

This year’s festival, November 1-4, will include more than 150 films and over 100 industry guests. Perhaps the most notable of these guests is Cristoph Waltz, who will appear Saturday, November 3 rd at 1:00 PM at the Paramount Theater for A Tribute to Christoph Waltz. The BEST WAY to navigate the…

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Charlottesville & Albemarle County Self-Guided Tours

Charlottesville & Albemarle County Self-Guided Tours & Contest #2 Post by Dawn Peters Photo by Dawn Peters My last blog post featured five guided tours in the Charlottesville, Albemarle County region. For those who prefer to go solo, here are three fun and educational self-guided tours to consider…

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Best Places to Enjoy Fall in Charlottesville

October is the best month for a visit. Few would argue otherwise. While the leaves are changing, Charlottesville is at its best. It’s football season. It’s finally cool. Spirits are high—holidays approach. The best part of the visit is the drive into town. US 29, US 250, and I-64 offer views this…

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The Mall in September | Downtown at Dusk

The end of a workday becomes evening and on the mall a subtle struggle for your attention keeps just below the level of atmosphere, a cool tranquility of shadows and day-grown clouds. September. It seems this heat will never end. The mall, which was quieter this August, is being replenished. The…

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