Photo Credit: Brittany Schenk of Redkite Photography September 30, 2014
Poe's Public House opened Aug. 29 on The Corner across from the University of Virginia. September 29, 2014
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Cheers Check-in: New Cider Barn at Bold Rock

September 22, 2014
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Photos by Darren Sweeney

Capitalizing on nearly three years of success and overwhelming demand, Bold Rock has transformed its once relatively modest tasting room and production facility on Route 151 in Nelson County into a breathtaking, multi-million dollar cider barn. The cider barn, which cost at least $6 million to build, opened to the public Monday. The expansive two-story, […]

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A New World of Beer Comes to Charlottesville

September 21, 2014
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There’s a new restaurant and bar in Charlottesville that offers people a trip around the world without leaving their bar stool. World of Beer – Charlottesville officially opens its doors Monday, Sept. 22, in The Flats at West Village on West Main Street. The bar and grill features 57 rotating taps, an infusion tower, a […]

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Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Fall Layers

September 19, 2014
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Feel that? Fall is in the air. Nights are crisp, days are warm, and it’s time for fall layers. Good thing BitterSweet is packed with fall essentials, including a collection of Frye boots. From cozy sweaters to throw-on jackets, BitterSweet is your one-stop-shop for a new fall wardrobe. To showcase some of the fall pieces available […]

Tuning In with Erin Lunsford

September 18, 2014
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Erin Lunsford, accompanied by her mom on guitar, sang Shania Twain’s “From This Moment On” in her 5th grade talent show. It’s Lunsford’s first vivid memory of singing before a crowd. “It was quite epic, and so was my hair that day,” she says. Lunsford’s performances are still epic, but she’s come a long way […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 9.18 – 9.24

September 18, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 9.18 Big Blue Door Jam: Strangers in a Strange Land @ C’Ville Coffee | 8-10pm | Details »   THUR 9.18 3 course dinner for $15 @ Fig Bistro | Every Thursday | Details »   FRI 9.19 Sam Cregger & The Blue Ridge Pizza Company @ Adventure Farm | 5-8pm | Details »   FRI 9.19 Charlottesville’s Main Street Agriculture Event @ […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Dawn Story

September 16, 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! Dawn Story Describe what you do in town. My passion is transforming vegetables, fruits, herbs and grains — […]

The Buzz of the Week: 9.11 – 9.17

September 11, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 9.11 The Official Trombone Shorty After Party ft. Grits and Gravy @ The Southern | 11pm | Details »   THUR 9.11 Josef Beery Art Opening and Printmaking Demo @ Blenheim Vineyards | 6-8pm | Details »   FRI 9.12 Wildlife Center Fundraiser with Spiked Food Truck @ Glass House Winery | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 9.12 Reading Series feat. Elliott […]

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Local Musician Check-in: Gina Sobel

September 10, 2014
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Local jazz musician and Charlottesville native Gina Sobel has always been a jazz spirit at heart. By age twelve, she was playing the jazz flute in her father’s band and a number of other instruments, including the sax and guitar, came to her hands soon after. As a teenager, she began singing and finding her voice […]

Checking in with the Locals: Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell

September 9, 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! Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell This lady may be singlehandedly responsible for keeping the performance art scene alive in Cville. […]

Dressing Up with Duo: Back to School in Style

September 5, 2014
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September 1st has come and gone, and University Avenue is buzzing with students once again. Back to school shopping doesn’t have to be all knee-length skirts, varsity jackets, and oxfords. In fact, it can and should be a little bit edgy and a lot a bit versatile. Right around The Corner on Elliewood Avenue, Duo […]

Tuning in with Gwen Berthy of Melody Supreme

September 4, 2014
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Gwen Berthy, owner of Melody Supreme, kicked off the “Tuning In” series in March of this year, with a selection of songs for Spring. Now, he’s back with a few tracks that are a bit more personal. Says Berthy of this week’s choices: When he was a teenager, growing up in France, “We were listening to a lot […]

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Buzz of the Week: 9.4 – 9.10

September 4, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 9.4 A Walkable City: Informed Citizens Create Better Communities @ Jefferson City School African American Heritage Center | 5-745pm | Details »   FRI 9.5 Laura Dillon Rogers: New City Arts First Fridays @ The WVTF and Radio IQ Gallery | 5-7pm | Details »   FRI 9.5 Frank Fairfield @ The Garage | 8-930pm | Details »   SAT 9.6 Sidewalk Sale featuring […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Laura Dillon Rogers

September 3, 2014
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Vintage clothing, wool fabric, and the influence of earth and nature are just a few key components of Laura Dillon Rogers’ woven wall sculptures. Rogers is an emerging fiber artist from Charlottesville who creates weavings from silk, wool, and cotton materials. Her fascination with vintage clothing, along with a creative knack for repurposing thrift store […]

Checking in with the Locals: Anna Quillon

September 2, 2014
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Photo courtesy of Anna Quillon, The Hometown Tourist

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! Anna Quillon This local gal LOVES Cville – a lot. And her social media alias The Hometown Tourist […]

Cheers Check-in: New breweries rake in the medals

September 2, 2014
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Champion Brewing Co. and Three Notch’d Brewing Co. have been pouring beer in Charlottesville for less than two years, but continuously rack up praise from craft beer lovers and industry peers. While word of mouth, unique collaborations, and well, the beer itself, have all been good for business, now the breweries have some hardware to […]

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Buzz of the Week: 8.28 – 9.3

August 28, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 8.28 Final Tailgate Thursday w/ Bryan Elijah Smith & Krista Polvere @ Stinson Vineyards | 6-9pm | Details »   THUR 8.28 FREE Local Cider and Sausage Tasting feat. Potter’s Cider and Rock Barn @ Feast! | 1:30-3:30pm | Details »   FRI 8.29 The Six Pack Songwriter Series @ The Southern | 8pm | Details »   FRI 8.29 Lord Nelson @ […]

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Local Musician Check-in: Moby and the Dicks

August 27, 2014
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These fellas ain’t dickin’ around. They mean business when they take the stage. You’ve probably heard them play at Rapture, The Jefferson Theater, Brews with a View, or The Southern, but if you haven’t experienced a performance by Moby and the Dicks, you’re missing out. They’ll have you dancin’ and whippin’ your hair around in […]

Checking in with the Locals: Micah LeMon

August 26, 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! Micah LeMon Known around Cville as the guy who makes incredibly delicious libations, Micah LeMon is a class […]

Dressing Up with Darling: Staring at Stars

August 22, 2014
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Summertime. That beautiful Gershwin aria crooning across the late Summer breeze, tickling the hem of your favorite Summer dress and weaving through your hair, coaxing you to stop and sit a while. And that’s just what this outfit called for – the perfect spot to stop, sit, and breathe in the final days of summer. […]

Tuning In with Rob Dobson

August 21, 2014
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Rob Dobson, of Big Air and formerly of the Fire Tapes, is packing up his belongings and moving to Los Angeles this week. Before saying au revoir to C’Ville, though, he made a playlist for your late-summer listening pleasure. When Dobson first moved to C’Ville, he played solo shows for a few years, “but I couldn’t […]

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Buzz of the Week: 8.21 – 8.27

August 21, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 8.21 Wings over Wine Country @ Trump Winery | 6pm | Details »   THUR 8.21 CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation Art Auction @ Blenheim Vineyards | 6-8pm | Details »   THUR 8.21 New Boss w/ Borrowed Beams of Light & Elephant Child @ The Southern | 830pm | Details »   FRI 8.22 concorDance contemporary‘s “Communitas” @ The Haven | 8pm | Details »   FRI 8.22 […]

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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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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 […]

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