Bus Lines Community Poetry Now Taking Submissions for 2020 Competition
Charlottesville is giving people a chance to show off their poetry skills in a very public way. The Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) in partnership with Bus Lines Community Poetry is now taking submissions for the 2020 Bus Poetry Competition.
Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival Celebrates 49 Year Anniversary
One festival in Madison County has been bringing generations of families together for almost 50 years. On Sunday, the Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival concluded after three weeks of fun.
Charlottesville Ballet Company Kicks Off 12th Season with Beer & Ballet Event
Parents enjoyed a cold one while their kids learned some new dance moves from the Charlottesville Ballet Company. The Charlottesville Ballet Company's kicked off its 12th season with Beer & Ballet at Champion Brewing Company.
Theatre of the Oppressed Lab at PVCC Promotes Civic Engagement
People in Charlottesville participated in a workshop Saturday morning that used theatre to promote civic engagement. The workshop is taking on issues of power, privilege and oppression through a collection of improvised games and exercises.
Albemarle County Board Of Supervisors Candidate Hosts Event to Clean Tires from James River
On Saturday, people in Scottsville got their feet wet and their hands dirty pulling tires out of the James River. The event started with Albemarle County Board Of Supervisors candidate Mike Hallahan.
Fluvanna County Charity is Helping Families Stay Warm One Log at a Time
A charity in Fluvanna County is helping families stay warm, one log at a time. ‘Start a Spark’ began when one family had some excess wood, fast forward more than a decade, and they've helped dozens of central Virginia families.
Charlottesville Police Investigate Burglary on Downtown Mall
Charlottesville police are investigating an early morning burglary that happened on the Downtown Mall. On Saturday, Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering at Carytown Tobacco around 3:30 a.m.
UVA Parents Attend Cavalier Marching Band Practice During Family Weekend
Parents visiting students at the University of Virginia for Family Weekend got a special performance on Friday night. Many spent the evening watching the Cavalier Marching Band practice.
Community Public Charter Students Work on Morven Farm Engagement Project
Some Albemarle County students are helping determine the future fate of a large farm. Middle schoolers from Albemarle County Community Public Charter are coming up with new ways to get more visitors at Morven Farm.
Stuarts Draft High School Teacher Puts $5,000 Innovative Classroom Grant to Work
A Stuarts Draft High School teacher is seeing big success on the Standards of Learning (SOL) test by making her classroom more comfortable. Math teacher Guinevere Christenson put a $5,000 innovative classroom grant to work.
Virginia State Police Seek New Information in 1995 Buckingham County Cold Case
Virginia State Police are hoping new information can crack a 24-year-old cold case. In 1995, Joan Herndon was fatally shot during an armed robbery at the store she owned in Buckingham County.
UVA ESE Cares Program Hosts Community Costume Closet
One University of Virginia group is going the extra mile to make sure children in need have costumes this Halloween. The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science's ESE Cares program is holding a Community Costume Closet.
McIntire School of Commerce’s 2019 Fall Forum Discusses “The Business of Sports”
This year's McIntire Schools of Commerce's 2019 Fall Forum at the University of Virginia is focusing on “The Business of Sports”. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is among the movers and shakers in the sports industry taking part.
Elementary Students Voice Playground Concerns to Charlottesville
Students at Johnson Elementary School are learning you can still have a voice in your community no matter your age. A fourth grade class took its concerns straight to the city after noticing cracks in the blacktop where they play.
Virginia General Assembly Candidates Gather at Legislative Forum on Developmental Disabilities
On Tuesday night, candidates on the ballot to serve in the next General Assembly talked legislation for helping those with medical disabilities. They gathered at Arc of the Piedmont for a “Coffee & Chat” to share their views with the public.
Nurse Celebrates 25 Years of Service by Helping Deliver 3 of Her Grandchildren Within 36 Hours
A nurse at Sentara Martha Jefferson has been delivering babies there for more than 25 years. Now, add to that delivering three of her own grandchildren in the span of 36 hours.
Hot 101.9 Hosts 'Teachers Night Out' Event at DoubleTree Hotel in Albemarle County
Some central Virginia educators got the chance to enjoy a night out all thanks to a local radio station. On Monday night, Hot 101.9 hosted 'Teachers Night Out' at the DoubleTree Hotel in Albemarle County.
Albemarle County Police Officers Surprise 9-Year-Old Boy at Birthday Party
When the police show up at a birthday party, it's not usually the best sign. But for one 9-year old boy living in Scottsville, the boys in blue gave him a surprise he sure won't forget anytime soon.
Renowned Violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport Performs for Group of Area Orchestra Students
A group of orchestra students in Charlottesville saw a special performance on Monday. Renowned violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport played several songs ranging from classical to blues. Yarbo-Davenport came to town for another performance at the University of Virginia, and teachers reached out to have her perform.
The Daily Progress Staff Unionize, Form Blue Ridge Guild
The staff at The Daily Progress says the future of journalism is at stake, and they are unionizing. After months of behind the scene work, writers and copy editors announced on Monday they are fighting for a better workplace.
UVA Fourth-Year Student Mounts Legal Battle to Lower Age-Limit on Handgun Purchases
A University of Virginia student and a young woman from Albemarle County are taking a stand against a gun law lawmakers enacted years ago. They want to see the age limit lowered for handgun purchases, but their reasoning may surprise you.
Preservation Piedmont Hosts Series of Discussions on Affordable Housing in Charlottesville
A nonprofit is stepping up to help grow the public's understanding of affordable housing in Charlottesville. Preservation Piedmont, a group that works to preserve historic areas, is holding a series of discussions at CitySpace on the Downtown Mall.
Charlottesville Organization Hosts Monthly Diaper Giveaway
A Charlottesville organization is working to make sure community members in need are able to take care of their little ones by supplying them with an essential. On Sunday, Donor Diapers held its monthly diaper giveaway.
U.S. Census Bureau Data Shows Albemarle County is Becoming More Diverse
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the makeup of Albemarle County is changing and becoming more diverse. These changes are consistent with the country's overall population and experts say it's being driven by immigration.
Annual Festy Music Festival Takes Over IX Art Park
After years of songs and music, a Nelson County staple has moved to Charlottesville. The Festy Music Festival took place in IX Art Park in downtown Charlottesville for the first time and community members are loving it.
Decipher Brewing Hosts Adoption Event to Help Dogs from CASPCA
A brewery in Charlottesville is helping some furry friends find their forever home. On Friday, Decipher Brewing hosted an adoption event to help dogs from the Charlottesville- Albemarle SPCA get adopted.
Central Virginia Artists Showcase their Crafts at Open Mic Night
On Friday night, artists from around central Virginia got the chance to show off their crafts in front of a live audience. They took center stage at an Open Mic Night performing their latest creations.
Group of Veterans Make Pit-Stop at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Charlottesville
A group of veterans making their way to an event in Washington D.C. made a stop in Charlottesville on Friday. The group is taking part in Honor Flight. The program transports veterans of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War to memorials in the nation's capital.
Community Garden Facing Demolition Receives Federal Help to Find a New Home
A community garden facing demolition is now getting federal help to find a new home. A $375,000 federal grant is helping put fresh produce in the hands of people who don't get it that often.
Monticello Gardener Educates Buford Middle School Students on Agriculture
Students at Charlottesville City Schools are learning more agriculture and how it plays a vital role in our everyday lives. On Friday, students at Buford Middle School got a hands-on experience with an expert gardener from Monticello.
Paul Koors Band to Perform First Gig After Death of Lead Singer
This weekend, a Charlottesville band will perform an entire album of songs that was nearly destined to never be heard. They're picking up where the doctor-turned-songwriter left off when his life took a sudden turn last year.
Registration is Now Open for CARE’s Winter & Spring Program
Registration is now open for winter and spring Charlottesville After-School Recreation and Enrichment (CARE) programs. CARE runs from January 6 until June 5. The program is offered on a weekly basis and on teacher workdays.
Carter Myers Automotive Valley Dealership Donates Toys to UVA Children's Hospital
Young patients at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital have something new to take their minds off their treatments. Carter Myers Automotive Valley Dealership representatives dropped off a truckload of toys and activities on Tuesday. The donation is the result of September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
CATEC Receives $5,000 Grant from Dominion Energy
A grant from Dominion Energy will help the Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) train the next generation of chefs. CATEC students and staff are excited to build a culinary commons garden area with a $5,000 grant from Dominion Energy.