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Charlottesville Area News and Events

We’re already halfway through Punxsutawney Phil’s six more weeks of winter—and he was certainly right—which means that the anticipation of springtime is almost reaching overwhelming. If you’re like us, then you’re getting tired of holing up indoors to escape the frigid temperatures. Thankfully though, warmer weather will be arriving soon, bringing with it a...
Duner’s Restaurant just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia is fantastic little eatery that offers a unique dining experience, consistently fresh and delicious portions, and a rotating selection of food that is every locavore’s dream. Here are our three favorite aspect of this neighborhood bistro:
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” –Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice In the age of fast-paced technology and instant gratification, sometimes it’s a wonder that people still enjoy sitting down with peace,...
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” –Dave Barry
An Important stop on the tour of Virginia Presidential Homes If you’re a history buff traveling near Charlottesville, you’re obviously going to want to stop and explore Thomas Jefferson’s famous Monticello. Along with your Jefferson jaunt, how about a visit to the home of Jefferson’s good friend James Monroe? Highland was the official residence of the United States...
Winter is here, but you certainly don’t have to equate the seasonal chill with being housebound. Nelson County and the surrounding areas provide a number of cold-weather activities to keep you occupied and give you a fun, frigid adrenaline rush. Now, most of these options are right down the road from Afton Mountain B&B at Wintergreen Resort, so you won’t have to travel very far to...
By now, you’ve probably got all of your Christmas plans in order—lunch with the immediate family, dinner with the in-laws, and an entire day of unwrapping gifts. But soon after, New Year’s Eve will be sneaking up on you, and if you’d rather not spend the evening bored at home, then we have some local suggestions to bring festive excitement to ring in 2015:
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Pear Lager from Devils Backbone Brewery.” What? That’s not the way you learned the song? Well, that’s the way Devils Backbone Brewing Company is singing it during this holiday season. Starting this Saturday, December 13, 2014, and running through December 24, Devils Backbone will be celebrating the 12 Beers of...
Basic Necessities is a charming little French wine and gourmet food shop and restaurant in Nellysford, Virginia “Basic Necessities celebrates the European mentality which places value on thoughtful food preparation, conversation and relaxation. La table in French signifies so much more than just ‘the table,’ or dinner table. It means a place where family and...
Black Friday may be all about the big, retail stores and their crazy holiday sales, but many people prefer to keep things local by shopping at small businesses. On Saturday, November 29, many will support the “shop small” movement by taking advantage of Small Business Saturday deals: “The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.