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Will Dozier

Fall Preview (2020)

The first day of fall—Tuesday, September 22 nd —is right around the corner. Though peak fall color won’t arrive till mid to late October, the boldest leaves have already begun to change from green to yellow. From the heights of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the banks of the Rivanna River, fall is…

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Day Trip to Charlottesville & Albemarle County

Downtown Charlottesville, the University of Virginia, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Crozet, Scottsville, the Rivanna River… It takes at least a long weekend to fully appreciate what makes our area so dynamic. Two activities with a break for lunch in between, however, is just enough time to enjoy the…

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Best Hikes in the Charlottesville Area

Downtown Charlottesville is a 25-minute drive from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park and the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It costs $30 per vehicle ($25 per motorcycle) to enter Shenandoah National Park, but the fee is well worth it. Because access is somewhat limited, the…

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Distilleries in Charlottesville

A preview of the best distilleries in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. A few great distilleries call Charlottesville home. The founders, distillers and principals are wonderful people. Expect to leave Ragged Branch, Vitae Spirits Distillery, or Spirit Lab Distilling with an expanded palate and…

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Live Music Preview, Fall 2019

The big-ticket items on the horizon are Lockn’ and The Festy. Lockn’ begins on Thursday, August 22 nd (a Thursday) and concludes August 25 th . Expect incredible sets. Expect exceptionally positive attitudes. If you would prefer to sleep in a bed at night, or take a long warm shower, or take a break…

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Shopping in Charlottesville and Albemarle County

Here in Cville we don’t have anything like the Mall of America. We don’t have a fashion district either. The malls we do have are nothing to write home about, unless we’re talking about the Downtown Mall, the pedestrian kind, smack-dab in the middle of Charlottesville, a half-mile of patio dining…

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