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Local Artist Check-In: Kaki Dimock

August 20, 2014
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Kaki Dimock is no stranger to the Charlottesville art scene. A local from North Garden, she has shown her work at Second Street Gallery, McGuffey Art Center, and most recently The Garage, which is currently hosting her work “Minor Mutations.” “This show started with an owl from which a tree grew.” Many of Kaki’s drawings […]

Checking in with the Locals: Veronica Hart

August 19, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Veronica Hart Every time you see a dance show with the name Veronica Hart on the program, you […]

Buzz of the Week: 8.14 – 8.20

August 14, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 8.14 Tailgate Thursday w/ Gallatin Canyon @ Stinson Vineyards | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 8.15 Reading Series @ The Bridge PAI | 7pm | Details »   FRI 8.15 Kishi Bashi w/ The Anatomy of Frank & The Ridges @ The Jefferson | 7pm | Details »   SAT 8.15 Beat the Heat Party w/ Beleza Brasil @ DuCard Vineyards | 12-6pm | Details » […]

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Local Music Follow-Up: Erin & the Wildfire

August 13, 2014
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The four bands who performed that night stood jittery on the stage of The Jefferson Theater, sweat seeping through their pores as they anxiously awaited the results: Who won the spot to play at the Lockn Festival? Compliments and praises were given to each of the bands – People’s Blues of Richmond, Erin & the Wildfire, The […]

Checking in with the Locals: Greer Johnson

August 12, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Greer Johnson Describe what you do in town. I own Duo, a boutique that sells both new and […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Little Black Dress

August 8, 2014
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As the fashion saying goes, every lady needs a little black dress in her closet. But does every lady have a little black dress with a little edge? When I found this vegan leather detail dress at BitterSweet, I knew it would be perfect for a night out (or #ootn) look. And when I remembered […]

Tuning In with Betsy Wright

August 7, 2014
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Betsy Wright has spent most of the summer in a van with her Ex Hex bandmates and their equipment, driving from city to city to play shows in support of their 7” single, “Hot and Cold,” and upcoming album. It’s what she’s wanted to do for years. Wright knew she wanted to play music, she said […]

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Buzz of the Week: 8.7 – 8.13

August 7, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 8.7 Holy Ghost Tent Revival with Moby & The Dicks @ The Southern | 830pm | Details »   FRI 8.8 Faces & Places: Art Opening with Eliza Evans and Virginia Rieley @ Blenheim Vineyards | 6-8pm | Details »   SAT 8.9 Rockn’ To Lockn’ Final Round feat. Erin & The Wildfire @ The Jefferson | 8pm | Details »   […]

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Local Artist Check-In: Virginia Rieley and Eliza Evans

August 6, 2014
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Portrait of Dave Matthews, Acrylic on Wood, Eliza Evans.

Local people, local places, local wine. Mixed media artist Virginia Rieley and acrylic portrait painter Eliza Evans are collaborating for a show at Blenheim Vineyards, opening this Friday. One of their many collaborative projects, the exhibit will highlight a few of Charlottesville’s familiar “faces and places.” Eliza’s portraits of Blenheim staff along with Virginia’s mixed-media Charlottesville […]

Checking in with the Locals: Megan Evo Greenwood

August 5, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Megan Evo Greenwood This local gal can be found at the barre, in the pool, and in the […]

Cheers Check-in: Cville Niche goes on a Wine Tour

August 4, 2014
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This post was written in a single evening, after an afternoon of wine tasting. Please excuse imperfections. On a bright Sunday morning, a duo of Cville Niche staff – Linnea White and myself – set out on a wine tour hosted by the Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co. to see what the buzz is all about. […]

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Buzz of the Week: 7.31 – 8.6

July 31, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! FRI 8.1 Anniversary Sale @ Roxie Daisy | 10am-6pm | Details »   FRI 8.1 First Fridays Art Opening feat. Kaki Dimock’s “Minor Mutations” @ The Garage |5-8pm | Details »   SAT 8.2 Bag Sale and Summer Clearance @ ReThreads |10am-6pm | Details »   SAT 8.2 My Darling Fury w/ Michael Coleman @ The Garage | 8pm | Details »   SUN 8.3 Pep Rally and […]

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Local Music Check-in: Erin and the Wildfire

July 30, 2014
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If you haven’t been graced by the sound of Erin Lunsford‘s soulful voice, you’re missing out. She and her band, The Wildfire, featuring guitarist Ryan Lipps, drummer Nick Quillen, and bassist Matt Wood, encompass all that is rock, folk, blues, and soul. At any show, from start to finish, you’ll be covered in goosebumps as Erin’s voice permeates the room. […]

Checking in with the Locals: Ethan Zuckerman

July 29, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Ethan Zuckerman Describe what you do in town. I’m a Nelson County native, a specialist in sustainable systems, […]

Cheers Check-in: Barefoot Bucha

July 28, 2014
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As a craft beer lover with an addiction to cheeseburgers, a mysterious drink known as kombucha and often found at farmer’s markets and natural foods stores seemed more suited for someone more health conscious than myself. Plus, I figured there was no way this earthy cocktail could taste good. It turns out that my skepticism […]

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Dressing Up with Darling: Bohemian Summer

July 25, 2014
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Oh, fleeting Summer… “To see the Summer Sky Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie - True Poems flee.” {Emily Dickinson} How quickly July has come and gone! For this Dressing Up with Darling, we seized the days of long Summer skies with this effortless boho-inspired jumpsuit from Anthropologie, and a sun hat for […]

Tuning In: Music to Run To

July 24, 2014
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When I finally got fitted for shoes at Ragged Mountain and started running to stay in shape, Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga made me this set of tunes to get me moving and keep me motivated. Three years later, it’s still one of my go-to sets of songs for a run. The list is […]

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Buzz of the Week: 7.24 – 7.30

July 24, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 7.24 Brews with a View @ Second Street Gallery | 630-10pm | Details »   THUR 7.24 The Arts Incubator presents Free Draw @ The Bridge | 7pm | Details »   FRI 7.25 Wine & Cheese Pairing night w/ Nadjeeb Chouaf  @ 22 Brix | 5-8pm | Details »   FRI 7.25 Eats by Blue Ridge Pizza Co. & […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Kath Younger

July 22, 2014
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Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins! Kath Younger From baked treats to delicious eats, this local is definitely a foodie. Take one look at […]

Food Check-in: Red Pump – A Tuscan Kitchen

July 21, 2014
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As someone who lived in Italy for over two years, it is safe for me to say that Red Pump Kitchen is the piece of Tuscan flare that Charlottesville was missing. The beautifully decorated, intimate environment is the perfect place to stop in for a uniquely created cocktail at the bar, or to gather friends and family around […]

Fitness Check-in: Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga

July 18, 2014
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Ann Mazur has run 21 races so far this year. She was the first woman to cross the finish line in 17 of them. This past April, she placed 3rd in the Nike Women’s Half in D.C., running the 13.1 miles in 1:22:58. Less than a week later, she ran up the side of a […]

Fitness Update: Michie Tavern Downtown Mile

July 18, 2014
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Looking to run a race in Charlottesville? From the Women’s Four Miler to the Charlottesville Ten Miler, not to mention countless 5ks, there are plenty of races to challenge runners of all levels. Most of these races cover a fair amount of distance and might not be as accessible to, say, young runners or new […]

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Buzz of the Week: 7.17 – 7.23

July 17, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 7.17 Devon Sproule w/ Sally Rose @ The Garage | 8pm | Details »   THUR 7.17 Bargain Days & Sidewalk Sale @ The Downtown Mall | Thur-Sat | Details »   FRI 7.18 Grand Opening of Le Chic Picnic @ Route 151 outside the Flying Fox Wine Tasting Room and Le Bleu Ridge Bed and Breakfast | 11am-7pm | Details »   SAT […]

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Local Musician Check-in: Tucker MacDonald

July 16, 2014
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One evening in early June, musicians and onlookers gathered in the Library at Blenheim Vineyards for a special show featuring Portland trio Joseph. Before the sister trio took the spotlight, local musician Tucker MacDonald set the tone of the evening with crooning vocals, subdued, rhythmic drums, and the fullness of strings. A magical night of many […]

Checking in with the Locals: Darren Sweeney

July 15, 2014
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It’s been one year since we started checking in with the local-loving people of Charlottesville, featuring the faces of Cville and their top picks every week. For this special occasion, we’re checking in with the Cville Niche Team! This group of locals is passionate about what they do in this great city. So far we’ve checked […]

Food Truck Check-in: Cville’s Sweet Spot

July 14, 2014
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Long before food trucks began popping up on every corner in big cities like New York and Los Angeles (and, yes, even Charlottesville), ice cream trucks were the kings of the road. Remember those summer nights chasing after the ice cream truck around the neighborhood, hoping you had just enough change for a Mickey Mouse […]

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Dressing Up with Jean Theory: Casual Chic Chambray

July 11, 2014
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Every gal needs one (or two or three) perfect chambray shirt in her closet. And what better place to find said shirt than jean theory? Once you find the chambray of your dreams, play up the versatility of this piece. Tie it over a dress or a high-wasted skirt. Try the denim-on-denim look by pairing it […]

Tuning In with Adam Smith

July 10, 2014
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For a while, Monday nights at C&O were Radio Bistro nights. Local musicians, record store owners, and DJs would set up turntables to the right of the downstairs bar, between the monkey lamp and the swinging barn door. That night’s DJ brought his/her own records to spin, each one creating for the night a special ambiance in […]

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Buzz of the Week: 7.10 – 7.16

July 10, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 7.10 Avers w/ New Boss & The Trillions @ The Southern | 830pm | Details »   THUR 7.10 Guest Pourer Justin Stone of Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co. @ 22 Brix | 4-8pm | Details »   FRI 7.11 “Souvenir” | Laura Snyder presented by New City Arts Initiative @  WVTF Gallery | 5-7pm | Details »   FRI 7.11 Yoga Flash […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Corry Blanc

July 9, 2014
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Corry Blanc: Photo by Elizabeth Casey

Corry Blanc is the definition of an artist who beautifully blends art and function. You may have seen his work at homes and businesses throughout the area in the form of beautiful gates and fixtures, his grilling tools at J.M. Stock, or even spotted Corry himself selling handmade goods at the Farmer’s Market. His products are individually hand-forged and […]

Checking in with the Locals: Shannon Gillen

July 8, 2014
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It’s been one year since we started checking in with the local-loving people of Charlottesville, featuring the faces of Cville and their top picks every week. For this special occasion, we’re checking in with the Cville Niche Team! This group of locals is passionate about what they do in this great city. So far we’ve checked […]

Cheers Check-in: Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Co.

July 7, 2014
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If you’ve ever taken a ride through the picturesque surrounding counties, you’ve probably enjoyed one (or more) of the many wineries, cideries, and breweries in our area. And you’ve probably pined for the day you could be chauffeured along the countryside as you taste and sip to your heart’s content. Introducing Monticello Wine Tour & […]

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Sweets Check-in: My Chocolate Shoppe

July 7, 2014
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Ever since I was little, my favorite smell has been the sweet scent that hits one’s nose upon walking into a candy shop: creamy chocolate mixed with the soft scent of sweet and sour candies. Nostalgia struck when I first walked into My Chocolate Shoppe, and the child in me became giddy at all of the chocolate and […]

Buzz of the Week: 7.3 – 7.9

July 3, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 7.3 3RD OF JULY TAILGATE THURSDAY @ Stinson Vineyards | 6-9pm | Details »   THUR 7.3 Steal the (Festive Fireworks) Glass @ Blue Mountain Brewery | All Day Long! | Details »   THUR 7.3 Free Intro to Yoga for Athletes Class @ Allied Yoga | 715-845pm | Details »   FRI 7.4 4th of July Party @ Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar | 3pm-1am […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Erin O’Hare

July 1, 2014
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It’s been one year since we started checking in with the local-loving people of Charlottesville, featuring the faces of Cville and their top picks every week. For this special occasion, we’re checking in with the Cville Niche Team! This group of locals is passionate about what they do in this great city. So far we’ve checked […]

Food Truck Check-in: Spiked mixes locals’ love for food and drink

June 27, 2014
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When it comes to the local food truck movement, it’s fairly common to find one of Charlottesville’s mobile eateries parked outside of a homegrown brewery or dishing out grub at some of the area’s most popular vineyards. It seems that Cvillians love to imbibe on local craft beer and wine while enjoying handheld delicacies — […]

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Tuning In with Christopher Hays

June 26, 2014
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Hays, aka Phil Free, co-hosts WTJU's "Black Circle Revolution" with Ramona Sparks.

When Christopher Hays was a teenager growing up in Lubbock, Texas, he “religiously listened” to a weekly radio program called “The Outer Limits” on KTXT radio. Hosted by a DJ called The Cat in the Hat, the show featured music from independent record labels with a punk rock slant. “I called in every week to […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 6.26 – 7.2

June 26, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 6.26 Tailgate Thursday w/ Scott T @ Stinson Vineyards | 6-9pm | Details »   THUR 6.26 Palette Pop-Up Art Show @ Stonefield | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 6.27 Mingo Fishtrap w/ William Walter & Co. @ The Southern | 8pm | Details »   SAT 6.28 Fleaville @ The IX | 11am-3pm | Details »   SAT 6.28 Annual BBQ, Bands & Brews @ Pleasant […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Brian Wimer and the IX Art Park

June 25, 2014
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Local artists of all mediums are reaching to Kickstarter as a means to gain momentum for expanding their creative ideas and work. In Cville’s art scene, locals like film maker and IX Art Park purveyor Brian Wimer have a “why wait?” and “dream big” mentality when it comes to art. In just six months, Wimer has managed […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Sweet Summertime

June 20, 2014
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Summer in Cville is, let’s face it, hot and humid. So for this edition of Dressing Up with BitterSweet, we took a note from the lady Olivia Newton-John herself and went retro for some summer lovin’ (and ice cream cone eating) at Chaps. And we had a blast. This graphic, checkered, colorful frock with cut-outs by […]

The Buzz of the Week: 6.19 – 6.25

June 19, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 6.19 lululemon‘s Thirsty Thurdays Run Club @ Three Notch’d | 630pm | Details »   THUR 6.19 Shop for a Cause: Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA @ Trade | 10am-7pm | Details »   THUR 6.19 New City Arts Open Studios w/ resident artists, Laura Snyder and Mara Sprafkin @ The Haven | 5-7pm | Details »   THUR 6.19 Night at the Museum feat. Moby & […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Elizabeth Casey

June 17, 2014
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It’s been one year since we started checking in with the local-loving people of Charlottesville, featuring the faces of Cville and their top picks every week. For this special occasion, we’re checking in with the Cville Niche Team! This group of locals is passionate about what they do in this great city. So far we’ve checked […]

The Buzz of the Week: 6.12 – 6.18

June 12, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! FRI 6.13 Eli Cook & Morsel Compass Food Truck @ Glass House Winery | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 6.13 Friday’s at Grace: Scott T & Kitchen Catering and Events @ Grace Estate Winery | 5-9pm | Details »   SAT 6.14 BLM Bull and Rodeo @ Oakland Heights Farm | 530pm | Details »   SAT 6.14 Evenings Supper Club @ The Garage | 6pm | Details »   […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Kat Diplas

June 10, 2014
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It’s been one year since we started checking in with the local-loving people of Charlottesville, featuring the faces of Cville and their top picks every week. For this special occasion, we’re checking in with the Cville Niche Team! This group of locals is passionate about what they do in this great city. So in the coming […]

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