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Carter Mountain Orchard Sunset

Peachy Summer Days by Brian Mellott

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…

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Cville Niche Goes on a Wine Tour

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'…

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Monticello by Dana Cloud

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…

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A Peachy Proposition

The dog days of summer have finally arrived in central Virginia. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay for at least a few more weeks. Of course that means there's no shortage of heat, humidity, and the inevitable sky-high electric bills. Besides the heat, there's something else that is quite…

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A Morning at the City Market

Almost every Saturday we wake up, grab our tote bag and head down to the city market to fill up on produce for the week! Spending our Saturday mornings at the market has turned into one of my favorite Charlottesville traditions. It is always full of interesting sights, smells and great local goods…

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