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Checking in with the Locals: Elly Montague

April 15, 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! Elly Montague This local gal will kick your butt and cheer you on with a smile at the same […]

Cheers Check-in: All-girl beer club teams up with local brewery

April 14, 2014
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Girls Drink Craft Beer, Too! Those five words printed on Anne Deery’s business card serve as a not-so-subtle reminder that not all craft beer connoisseurs are men, especially in a brew-friendly city like Charlottesville. While CAMRA (Charlottesville Area Masters of Real Ale) is made up of a variety of brewers, Deery was surprised to find […]

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Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Flower Power AND a Giveaway

April 11, 2014
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For this installment of Dressing Up with Bittersweet, the power of a bold, floral number took center stage. Dressing it up with bright accents and a pair of shades completed this Spring-ready dress. Bursting with flower power, we made our way to the Freedom of Speech Wall for some peace, love, and happiness. Now… do […]

The Buzz: 4.10 – 4.16

April 10, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 4.10 Kane West Organ Trio @ Escafé | 7-9pm | Details »   FRI 4.11 Taste of Monticello Wine Trail Winemaker Dinner Series presents Winemaker Dinner @ The Alley Light | 630pm | Details »   FRI 4.11 Anatomy of Frank / Post Sixty Five / Goldrush @ Main Street Annex | 9pm | Details »   SAT 4.12 $5 Community Yoga […]

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Local Music Venue Check-in: Main Street Annex

April 9, 2014
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In a city with no shortage of music halls and bars touting live music, the last thing anyone might think to do is start another venue, but that is exactly what Jayon Falsini did last year when he opened the Main Street Annex. “The space was offered to my booking and promotional company Magnus Music […]

Checking in with the Locals: Hillary Lewis

April 8, 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! Hillary Lewis With her bursting energy and beaming smile, this gal makes the cold-pressed juice scene look good. You’ve […]

Cheers Check-in: Early Mountain Vineyards

April 7, 2014
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Breathtaking views and distinctly Virginian wine. That’s what you’re missing if you haven’t been to Early Mountain Vineyards. Early Mountain Vineyards has an abundance of delicious and complexly flavored wines that are distinctly Virginian, as well as a gorgeous property stretching over 300 acres, which makes for a great range of entertaining environments with event spaces ranging […]

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Spring Arts Round-up

April 4, 2014
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Spring is gearing up to be packed with great local art events happening all over town. We asked art galleries, shops, and locals one question: “What should we look forward to at your upcoming arts events this Spring?” Catch a glimpse of what the galleries, shops, and locals are saying cannot be missed! The Bridge […]

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The Buzz: 4.3 – 4.9

April 3, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 4.3 Champion Tap Take Over and Tipsy Spelling Bee @ Pasture | 4pm, 8:30pm Bee | Details »   FRI 4.4 2 Wishes and The Pie Guy Food Truck @ Glass House Winery | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 4.4 Kickoff Party: WTJU Rock Marathon @ Champion | 530-930pm | Details »   SAT 4.5 Charlottesville City Market […]

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Tuning in with Adam Brock

April 3, 2014
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Adam Brock says that the best thing about being a musician is “the actual music. Writing it. Recording it. Playing it.” A musician currently involved in no fewer than four music projects here in Charlottesville, Brock does a lot of writing, recording, and playing. His band, Borrowed Beams of Light, released their latest LP, On […]

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Local Artist Check-in: David Murray

April 2, 2014
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If you’ve visited Telegraph on the Downtown Mall to pick up some zines, prints, and other unique fare, or to browse colorful artists during a First Fridays walk while sipping on a cold PBR, you have probably seen David Murray. David plays multiple roles as both part-owner of Telegraph Art and Gallery with his equally […]

Checking in with the Locals: Dar Malecki

April 1, 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! Dar Malecki Dar lives and breathes the #MADlifestyle. Her vivacious spirit motivates those in and out of the MADhouse. […]

Alley Light Shines in Downtown Restaurant Scene

March 31, 2014
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It’s hard for a restaurant to keep a low profile in a city like Charlottesville, where word of mouth travels faster than a downtown businessman to happy hour. Will Richey has discovered that despite his restaurant’s discreet location, tucked away in an alley on 2nd Street, Cville foodies will hunt down the newest place in […]

Posted in: cheers, food, New to Cville

Dressing Up with Darling: Casual(ly) Spring AND a Giveaway

March 27, 2014
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Casual. That’s what Spring is this year. Because it’s casually approaching, taking it’s sweet time. And with that classic Virginia style of Spring, Elizabeth Steel of Darling and I created a casual, cool Spring look for this post in the Dressing Up with Darling series. Pastels. Lace. Layers. Sparkle. Kicks. All those Spring trends in […]

The Buzz: 3.27 – 4.2

March 27, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 3.27 Exhibit Closing for “Feast” @ The WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery | Noon-1pm | Details »   FRI 3.28 2nd Annual Spring Wellness Festival @ Common Ground | 9am-4:30pm | Details »   FRI 3.28 Spring Wine and Cheese Night @ 22 Brix | 5-8pm | Details »   FRI 3.28 Catch the Hoos Sweet […]

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Local Musician Check-in: Adam Smith

March 26, 2014
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For Adam Smith, music is life. On any given day of the week, you are likely to catch this curly-headed man taking in a show at the Tea Bazaar, DJing a dance party at Mono Loco, or opening for a national act at The Jefferson with one of his many projects. Given all the musical […]

Checking in with the Locals: Jamie Barrett

March 25, 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! Jamie Barrett With a smile on his face and a farm dog by his side, this family man is […]

Tuning in with Sam Bush

March 20, 2014
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Sam Bush is a Charlottesville music double-whammy: he is one half of local band The Hill and Wood and runs local music/arts venue The Garage. A guy with a lot of tunes on his mind, Sam put together this week’s mix, “Songs I’m Lucky to Have Heard at All.” A few years ago, a friend […]

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The Buzz: 3.20 – 3.26

March 20, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 3.20 Big Blue Door Jam: The Big Show @ Woolly Mammoth | 8pm | Details »   FRI 3.21 Christopher Paul Stelling w/ Carl Anderson and The Hill and Wood @ The Garage | 8pm | Details »   FRI 3.21 Chamomile & Whiskey and David Wax Museum with The Dericks @ The Jefferson | […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Suzanne Chitwood

March 19, 2014
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Today marks the beginning of the 20th annual Virginia Festival of the Book, a multi-day series of free and ticketed events for all ages that finds its home right here in Cville. In this week’s Artist Check-In, we caught up with local artist and children’s book illustrator Suzanne Tanner Chitwood to dive into the world of a local […]

Checking in with the Locals: Erica Hellen

March 18, 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! Erica Hellen This local-lovin’ lady is half of the dynamic duo that started and run Free Union Grass Farm. […]

Dressing Up with Duo AND a Giveaway

March 14, 2014
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Spring, is that you? It smells like you, it feels like you, and local boutiques are filling up with floral clothes like you! Next in our Dressing Up series is local boutique Duo, a new and gently worn clothing store located on Elliewood Avenue. “A fun, ever-changing, eclectic little boutique on the Corner!” – Greer […]

The Buzz: 3.13 – 3.19

March 13, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 3.13 The Hold Steady Listening Party and “Positive Jam” Beer Release @ Champion | 6pm | Details »   THUR 3.13 Disco w/ His Dekeness @ Crozet Pizza at Buddhist Biker Bar | 9pm-1am | Details »   FRI 3.14 The Fighting Jamesons w/ Moby and the Dicks @ The Jefferson | 8pm | Details »     SAT 3.15 […]

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Local Music Venue Check-in: Tea Bazaar

March 12, 2014
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Most of us in Cville have been to a show at the Tea Bazaar. You probably bought the ticket to see a friend’s band open for someone you had never heard of and wound up staying until the end because that band turned out to be awesome. For Amanda Laskey, Booking Agent/Promoter for the Twisted […]

Checking in with the Locals: Aleen Carey

March 11, 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! Aleen Carey This shop girl will not only make you want to buy all the pretty things, but she will […]

New eatery: The Boneyard

March 11, 2014
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If you have a $20 bill in your pocket and a grumbling in your stomach, there is a relatively new eatery in Charlottesville that can hit the spot without breaking the bank. The Boneyard offers affordable food with a gourmet touch. The restaurant opened in early January on the corner of East Market Street and […]

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Tuning in with Melody Supreme

March 6, 2014
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At this point in the season, we’re all a little tired of winter and ready for spring. But there’s good news: Clocks turn forward this weekend! There’s also great news. We have a new column, “Tuning In,” featuring Spotify playlists curated by local record store owners and musicians. Every other Thursday, we’ll be “tuning in” with […]

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The Buzz: 3.6 – 3.12

March 6, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 3.6 $12 Community Class: Iron Cardio with Laura @ Clay Fitness {Registration required} | 12p | Details »   THUR 3.6 An evening with The Anatomy of Frank w/ Carl Anderson @ The Southern | 8:30p | Details »   FRI 3.7 Food & Fire First Fridays: Habitat City @ The Bridge | 5-8p | Details »   FRI 3.7 […]

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Local Music Check-in: Melody Supreme

March 5, 2014
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When Gwen Berthy was 11, he purchased his first LP - The Beatles (The White Album) – from an older man who sold clocks and a few vinyl records in a neighboring village in Brittany, France. “Because I wasn’t starting with something easy,” he says, “I initially hated it!” Today, it’s his favorite album, “because it […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Lauren Stangil

March 5, 2014
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For the past four years, this local artist has been a City Market regular. But Lauren Stangil is about to show Cville a whole new side of her art. Lauren has lived in the mountains and in the desert, back and forth from Charlottesville, but always calling Cville her “grounding force.” Her first major art show, […]

Forage: A Black and White (masked) Affair

March 4, 2014
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Don your disguise. Before the temperatures dropped and the snow blew in, a group of thirty masked patrons made their way to the Woolly Mammoth for an evening shrouded in mystery. Forage’s latest dinner series was a Black and White Masquerade, with savory bites by Megan Kiernan and signature Potter’s Craft Cider cocktails by Justin […]

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Checking in With the Locals: Liz Reynolds

March 4, 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! Liz Reynolds With a background in dance and an endless supply of energy, Liz is a great point person […]

Dressing Up with BitterSweet: Winter into Spring

February 28, 2014
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Oh, Spring in Virginia. Ever unpredictable. Snowing one day, 60 degrees the next, as Spring’s fickle warmth battles it out with Winter’s icy fingers. And it sure makes dressing an act of mindful layering. For our second Dressing Up with BitterSweet feature, we found inspiration in those subtle hints of Spring — a pair of […]

The Buzz: 2.27 – 3.5

February 27, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 2.27 Grab a drink and a bit @ Alley Light | 5p-12a | Details »   FRI 2.28 Final Fridays featuring Visionary Workshops @ Ruffin Gallery | 5:30-7:30p | Details »   FRI 2.28 A ‘Carnival’ Celebration w/ Beleza & Robert Jospé AND food by Morsel Compass @ Glass House Winery | 6-10p | Details »   SAT […]

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Local Artists Check-in: Lydia Moyer, Clay Witt, Dean Dass

February 26, 2014
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There is nothing better than when the minds of individual artists come together and collaborate in order to create a cohesive work. Visionary Workbook, an installation that will open this Friday in Ruffin Gallery, is the collaboration of around thirty artists composed of UVA faculty, alumni, and visiting artists who are together called The Printmakers […]

Checking in With the Locals: Sarah Lawson

February 25, 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! Sarah Lawson Helping revolutionize how Charlottesville views and interacts with art, Sarah and the Piedmont Council for the Arts […]

Public Fish & Oyster: “The Niche That Cville Needed”

February 24, 2014
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Charlottesville’s newest eatery brings us seafood so fresh that upon your first bite, you feel as though you’re in a quaint, waterfront restaurant on a bay in Cape Cod.  As soon as you walk in the door, your mouth begins to water at the sight of the oysters and clams resting on their bed of ice, […]

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Buzz of the Week: 2.20-2.26

February 20, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 2.20 Big Blue Door Jam: Crazy Little Thing Called Love @ Woolly Mammoth | 8p | Details»   THUR 2.20 Go for the Gold Sale @ Darling | Through 2.22 | Details»   FRI 2.21 The Maker Series @ Meade Hall | 7p | Details»   FRI 2.21 Wine & Cheese […]

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Local Musician Check-in: Hicham Benhallam

February 19, 2014
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Since forming last September, Post Sixty Five has exploded onto the Charlottesville music scene, working hard and playing show after show after show to establish themselves on a terrain already saturated with serious talent. Their hard work seems to have paid off, with their shows drawing sizable crowds to local venues such as The Southern, […]

Checking in with the Locals: Kirsten Lorenger

February 18, 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! Kirsten Lorenger From high intensity interval training to stretching and aligning with Pilates to “embracing the shake” at the […]

Cheers Check-in: 22BRIX Wine Room

February 17, 2014
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With Cindy’s “big picture” point of view and Cody’s eye for detail, this mother-daughter duo created a quaint wine shop, 22BRIX Wine Room, distributing their family-made wines from Ankida Ridge Vineyards. Thanks to their family tradition of carrying the lucky number 22, as well as their love and passion for wine, Cindy and Cody made […]

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Dressing Up with BitterSweet: VDay Edition

February 14, 2014
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From the Dressing Up with Darling series comes our next local boutique collaboration – Dressing Up with BitterSweet. BitterSweet moved onto the Downtown Mall from its location in the glass warehouse building in 2010, ushering in a whole new era on the mall for local boutiques, coined as The Garment District. Owner Shannon Iaculli transformed the […]

Buzz of the Week: 2.13 – 2.19

February 13, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 2.13 Snow Day in Cville! Follow us on Facebook to see what businesses are open today!   FRI 2.14 Bake ‘N Bike Valentine Scone Sale | All Day! | Details »   FRI 2.14 Charlottesville Ballet, Mainstage Two Valentine’s Performance @ The V. Earl Dickinson Building, PVCC | 8p | Details »   SAT 2.15 Single […]

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Checking in with Charlottesville Ballet: VDay Edition

February 12, 2014
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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful ballet filled with cherubs, chiffon, and chassés. Oh wait, that’s this Friday! Enjoy a night at the ballet featuring the only full-time dance company in the area – Charlottesville Ballet. From the classic balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet to the contemporary piece “For Now I Am” […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Sharon Shapiro

February 12, 2014
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Sharon Shapiro has moved around from coast to coast, but this lifelong artist found Cville to be the perfect home. Inspired by the fleeting moments of her everyday life, Sharon’s subjects are predominantly people and animals, and she explores the play between their internal and external emotions and experiences. There is nothing like seeing art in […]

Checking in with the Locals: Tim Edmond

February 11, 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! Tim Edmond From a love of craft beer and a college friendship came what we know as some of […]

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