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Head Start in Orange County (7/31)

Head Start in Orange County (7/31)

Orange County Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten Programs are now accepting applications for children ages birth through 5 years of age for the upcoming 2019/20 school year. You must be an Orange County resident to apply. There is no cost to families for participation. If you wish to have your child considered for our program, please…

Bead Society

Bead Society

The Charlottesville Bead Society is an informal group of bead enthusiasts who meet once a month to talk about beads and share friendships. They welcome members of all skill levels, from beginners to experts. For more information visit their Facebook page Charlottesville Bead Society at facebook.com/cvillebeadsociety.

Plant Walk

Plant Walk

On July 20th from 9-11am join Ivy Creek plant for a walk led by Mary Lee Epps. This is a time when many wetland plants flower: Meet by the kiosk near the parking lot at Ivy Creek Natural Area. All walks are free and open to the public. Walks are co-sponsored by the Ivy Creek…

Summerfest at St. Anne’s Belfield (7/20)

Summerfest at St. Anne’s Belfield (7/20)

On July 20 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am St.Anne’s Belfield School will host its 2nd annual Summerfest for families with children ages 4 – 8 years old to come together and create, learn, and play outside free of charge.

Charlottesville News

Rt250/Ivy Road To Close For Repairs

The Virginia department of Transportation is announcing a part of Route 250/Ivy Road will be closing in June for some underground repairs. Starting at 10AM on Wednesday, June 12th, VDOT will close Route 250 to through traffic while work crews replace a large pipe just East of Tilman road, and reopen by 4AM on Thursday,…

Affordable Housing Meeting Draws Hundreds

Hundreds turned out Thursday at Charlottesville High School for an IMPACT action assembly to demand action on affordable housing. IMPACT is a local organization dedicated to helping residents affected by a systemic injustice. IMPACT board member Sheila Herlihy says they’ve been after the city and county for years to address the problem of affordable housing:…

Affordable Housing Funds Coming

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have announced more than $43 million in federal funding is being earmarked for 26 municipalities in Virginia, including Charlottesville, to develop, finance and modernize public housing developments. “All Virginians deserve access to safe and affordable housing,” said the senators. “We are pleased that this federal funding will help…

Monticello Students Develop Water Testing Technology

Some Monticello High School Students have come up with a device to test water quality in the Rivanna River, Environmental Science Teacher Chris Stanek says the device measures water temperature, air temperature and pH every five seconds, then records those measurements onto a memory card that can upload the data to a computer. Stanek say…

Joe Thomas in the Morning