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From the last pose: Release your top hand back to its original position on your mat. Press firmly into both soles of your feet to bring yourself up to a standing lunge.  Press your palms into prayer for support.  Like revolved lunge, keep reaching through your back heel.  Inhale to come back up. July 18, 2014

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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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 […]

Dressing up with Duo: Caught in the Rain

June 6, 2014
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Don’t let those sudden Summer T-storms stop your style. Duo Boutique‘s got you covered – literally. With a great selection of colorful umbrellas, not to mention two floors of new and gently worn clothing, you’ll find the perfect outfit for getting caught in the rain. What a glorious feelin’! Check out more Dressing Up posts » Free People […]

Tuning In with Thomas St. Clair Dean

June 5, 2014
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Thomas St. Clair Dean, poster artist and guitarist, has a new band. They call themselves New Boss, and they’re currently working on recordings and demos for new songs. Dean and his four bandmates—Carolyn Zelikow (vocals), Parker Smith (drums), Scott Richie (bass) and Nick Rubin (keyboards)—play a mix of power pop and 90s influenced rock. “We’re […]

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The Buzz of the Week: 6.5 – 6.11

June 5, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 6.5 JOSEPH: Living Room Tour @ Blenheim Vineyards | 730pm | Details »   THUR 6.5 The Working Effective w/ Sam Cregger @ Blue Moon Diner | 8pm | Details »   THUR 6.5 The Ha-RAng!# w/ Faux Ferocious @ Crozet Pizza at Buddhist Biker Bar | 945pm | Details »   FRI 6.6 “You Are Here” – New City Arts First Fridays @ […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Linnea White

June 3, 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 […]

Threepenny Café: More food, more love

June 2, 2014
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Merope Pavlides’ earliest cooking memory is of making Greek cookies and baklava with her yiayia. “I come from a family that loves food,” says Pavlides. “Food is love. More food, more love.” Pavlides and her husband, Peter Emsh, opened Threepenny Café with that idea in mind. “The opportunity to break bread with [others] is central […]

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New Supper Club Offers Savory Tastes for Summer

June 2, 2014
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From live music to art openings, The Garage is a chameleon venue space for events – even a three-course dinner. Tucked inside Cville’s most intimate-yet-public space comes the newest supper club in town. Local chef Bryan Kelly chose the venue for just this reason as the setting for his Evenings Supper Club. Kelly created a summer […]

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Checking in with Oakhurst Inn

May 30, 2014
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Whether you’re vacationing to Charlottesville, or looking for an in-town stay-cation, look no further: the Oakhurst Inn will act as your perfect home away from home. The Oakhurst Inn, Charlottesville’s newest boutique hotel, provides an experience that is both cozy and luxurious, wrapped in that comforting sense of community. I had the chance to sit down with Phillip St. Ours, […]

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Buzz of the Week: 5.29 – 6.4

May 29, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 5.29 EMV Movie Night: The Princess Bride @ Early Mountain Vineyards | 7pm | Details »   FRI 5.30 WINE & CHEESE NIGHT feat. Flora Artisanal Cheese @ 22Brix Wine Room | 5-8pm | Details »   FRI 5.30 Moby & The Dicks CD Release Party w/ The Shack Band & Gunchux @ The Southern | 830pm | Details »   SAT 5.31 Sunsets […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Jessica Lee

May 28, 2014
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As May comes to a close and the beautiful Spring weather fades into the steaming heat of Summer, be sure to update your wardrobe and accessories with the help of our May Artist Check-ins, jeweler Elaine Butcher and textile artist Jessica Lee. You may have seen Jessica’s pieces featured in stores including Charlottesville’s Sustain and Richmond’s Need Supply under […]

Checking in with the Locals: Scott Tiernan

May 27, 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! Scott Tiernan He’ll make you want to smile, smile, smile, and most certainly dance. Local musician Scott T is […]

Dressing Up with Darling: Red, White, and Blue

May 23, 2014
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That’s right, Freedom of Speech Wall… Life is beautiful. And for this Dressing Up with Darling post, we let that spirit of patriotism be our guide. From the perfect white shorts to a star-spangled blouse, and a bright red bag to comfy wedges, this outfit screams for ice cream – or just a long weekend in […]

Buzz of the Week: 5.22 – 5.28

May 22, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 5.22 Palette Pop-Up Art Show @ Stonefield | 6-9pm | Details »   THUR 5.22 1st Tailgate Thursday of the Summer @ Stinson Vineyards | 6-9pm | Details »   FRI 5.23 Champion Brewing Company Can Launch and Tap Takedown @ Beer Run | 5pm | Details »   FRI 5.23 Lord Nelson w/ Luke Wilson & Friends @ The Southern | 9pm | Details »   SAT […]

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Checking in with the Locals: Sarah Cramer Shields

May 20, 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 Cramer Shields From the Charlottesville wedding scene to the Charlottesville food scene, this local lady is not just […]

Food Check-in: SALT Artisan Market

May 16, 2014
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Thinking about spending your sunny Saturday afternoon touring Monticello and Ashlawn, or sipping wine at one of the gorgeous vineyards long Thomas Jefferson Parkway? Well, you’re going to need some snacks and sandwiches to go along with your scenic tours and Virginian wine, and SALT Artisan Market will prepare the perfect picnic for you! Barrett Hightower and Rani Morris […]

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Buzz of the Week: 5.15 – 5.21

May 15, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 5.15 First Sunset Series of the Year! feat. Josh Mayo and Friends @ Carter Mountain | 6-9pm | Details »   THUR 5.15 Shop for a Cause: A benefit for the UVA Children’s Hospital @ Trade | 4-7pm | Details »   THUR 5.15 Big Blue Door: FLIRTING WITH DISASTER @ Woolly Mammoth | 8pm | Details »   FRI 5.16 Kofi Bussia […]

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Tuning In with Graham Partridge

May 15, 2014
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Graham Partridge, who runs the box office and venue operations at The Southern, meets musicians almost nightly, but he’s only been starstruck twice. The first time, when Pixies frontman Frank Black played a solo show at the venue, Partridge asked for a photo. “He is the only performer that I have ever asked to have […]

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Local Artist Check-in: Elaine Butcher

May 14, 2014
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Usher in spring with some unique, local, wearable art! This May, we are featuring two of Cville’s favorite artists who use their creativity and talents to create beautiful pieces that you can admire as well as wear: Elaine Butcher and Jessica Lee. You may have seen Elaine’s pieces while wandering through the magical Barn Swallow or […]

Checking in with the Locals: Travis Wilburn

May 13, 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! Travis Wilburn He’s a man about town with a wealth of knowledge on events and happenings in and around […]

Booming Brews: Champion taps into mass production

May 12, 2014
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It’s only been about a year-and-a-half since Hunter Smith first opened the doors of the Champion Brewing Co. Tap Room in Downtown Charlottesville, but the buzz of the business has led to rapid growth in size, brewing capacity, and personnel. Champion, which first opened its doors in December 2012, has grown from a neighborhood brewpub […]

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Dressing Up with Jean Theory: One Pair, Two Ways & a Giveaway

May 9, 2014
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Introducing the latest partner in the Dressing Up series, jean theory:. What better way to showcase this local boutique than to show off those jeans! Boyfriend jeans. They’re comfortable, sexy, and, yes, even versatile. For this feature, we went with one pair, two ways. These 7 For All Mankind boyfriend skinnies are the softest, curve-huggingest […]

Buzz of the Week: 5.8 – 5.14

May 8, 2014
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Check out this week’s buzz! THUR 5.8 Acoustic Showcase and 2nd Annual Benefit Concert w/ Chamomile & Whiskey @ The Haven | 7pm | Details »   FRI 5.9 Fridays After Five ft. Michael Coleman Band w/ Lord Nelson @ The nTelos Wireless Pavilion | 530pm | Details »   FRI 5.9 Community Memory Mapping with New City Arts @ The Garage | 5-7pm | Details »   SAT […]

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