Tag - Summer

Stay Local, Play Local: Snapping a Sensational C'ville Sunset

June 17, 2015 1:36 PM by Brantley Ussery
Updated: October 30, 2017 5:16 PM

Let's face it. Technology has turned us all into photographers. These days, nearly all of the latest gizmos and gadgets also double up as surprisingly effective and convenient cameras. These devices are capable of capturing anything and everything our hearts desire, from those pictures of our

Stay Local, Play Local: A Day of Sipping in Central Virginia

June 12, 2015 9:00 AM by Brantley Ussery
Updated: January 22, 2018 12:02 PM

As of this writing, summer may not have "officially" arrived, but for those living in central Virginia, we all know that's merely a technicality. Speaking of technicalities, as a meteorologist I can tell you that summer doesn't officially arrive until the sun is directly overhead at the Tropic of

Stay Local, Play Local: A Day at the River

May 27, 2015 2:00 PM by Brantley Ussery
Updated: January 22, 2018 11:59 AM

Stay Local, Play Local: A Day at the River Location: Scottsville, Virginia - Albemarle County Drive Time From Charlottesville: Approximately 30 minutes After a long, cold winter, warmer weather has finally arrived in central Virginia! As the days continue to get increasingly hotter and muggier,

Labyrinths In Charlottesville by Tricia Wilson

August 26, 2014 12:00 PM by Tricia Wilson
Updated: January 22, 2018 11:47 AM

Visitors and locals alike do not want for things to do in Charlottesville. Besides being home to the estates two US Presidents and driving distance to the mansion of a third, it boasts a myriad a wineries, breweries, and cideries, and is home to several museums and sites on the National Register.

3 Reasons to Visit Charlottesville

August 26, 2014 10:00 AM by Karen Dawkins
Updated: February 25, 2018 8:50 PM

Virginia is home to many great vacation destinations from Williamsburg to Washington, from Virginia Beach to Shenandoah National Park. One of her greatest gems is Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beloved home of Thomas Jefferson. I've lived only three hours

Peachy Summer Days by Brian Mellott

August 21, 2014 2:00 PM by Brian Mellott
Updated: January 22, 2018 11:58 AM

Typically, our Saturdays are pretty booked up during the summer. If we aren't out on vacation or visiting grandparents, we are trying to catch up on housework and yardwork that we didn't get to while we were on vacation or visiting the grandparents. With three little ones, there's always something

Cville Niche Goes on a Wine Tour

August 19, 2014 1:00 PM by Cville Niche
Updated: January 22, 2018 11:22 AM

On a bright Sunday morning, a duo of Cville Niche staff - Linnea White and myself - set out on a wine tour hosted by Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co. to see what the buzz is all about. We tasted some wonderful wine, enjoyed a beautiful day, and, perhaps best of all, networked with new local-lovin'

Girls Getaway in Charlottesville, VA by Karen Dawkins

August 13, 2014 3:00 PM by Karen Dawkins
Updated: January 22, 2018 11:40 AM

A mom's work is never done! The minute we think we're caught up, one of the kids throws up on their clean clothes. We cook a scrumptious dinner then tackle the stacks of dishes in the kitchen. Throw in car-pooling, doctors' visits and homework and it's a wonder we survive a week - much less 18

A Day of Play in Southern Albemarle by Rachael Palm

August 7, 2014 3:00 PM by Rachael Palm
Updated: January 21, 2018 4:33 PM

A summer day filled with nothing but fun ? In Charlottesville and the surrounding area? Oh, my... the possibilities... where to begin? Well, since I currently live in southern Albemarle County, I figure I'm going to start there. The southern part of this beautiful county is chock-full of fun,

Monticello by Dana Cloud

August 7, 2014 1:00 PM by Dana Cloud
Updated: January 22, 2018 11:55 AM

Monticello...it sounds like it could be a flavor of gelato or an Italian city. Well, not quite. Monticello is the home of our country's third President, Thomas Jefferson. The land on which this lovely estate is situated is found on a mountain top just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. This was