Hit Your Stride This Fall with the Best Running Gear

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As the humid days of summer come to a close, and the brisk fall air approaches, it’s the perfect time to get into running! Whether you’ve run through the heat, or you want to start something new, it’s important to have good running gear. Although there is plenty of high-quality running gear out there — from shoes, to clothing, to … Read More

Farmers Markets in Charlottesville

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Are you looking for a way to spend your Saturday, or perhaps a Wednesday evening after work? Going to the grocery store can be less than exciting, but browsing local farmers markets puts a spin on shopping! There are many local farmers markets in Charlottesville that fall on different days of the week. Easily find one that’s best for your … Read More

Celebrate Financial Awareness Day with these Budgeting Apps

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Financial Awareness Day falls on August 14th. Unfortunately but inevitably, not all of us are great with managing our money. Sometimes, temptation gets the best of us; from that iced coffee you must have, to the shoes screaming your name or the purse that has to be yours. There’s no reason to deprive yourself of the finer things in life! … Read More

Life is Sweeter with Gearharts Fine Chocolates

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If there’s anything better than chocolate, it’s locally crafted artisan chocolate. At Gearharts Fine Chocolates, you’ll find that good things do come in small packages. After training at the Culinary Institute of America and serving as a cook in the Marine Corps, Tim Gearhart opened Gearharts in 2001. Dabbling in culinary adventures across the world, he then opened one of … Read More

Explore the Charlottesville Art Community on the Monticello Artisan Trail

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The Monticello Artisan Trail is a network of local artisan studios throughout the Charlottesville area. The self-guided trail links local hotspots such as restaurants, galleries, studios, lodging, and agri-artisan farms. Partnered with the Artisans Center of Virginia, local business owners, officials, and citizens developed the Monticello Artisan Trail. The trail helps to enhance the region’s artisan industry and tourism activity. … Read More

Beat the Heat at Meade Park Water Park

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As one of the few water parks in Charlottesville, the Onesty Family Aquatic Center at Meade Park is a popular summer spot for families. Opening in the summer of 2009, it is named after Louis A. Onesty. He is considered the “Father of Swimming” in the Charlottesville area due to his support of youth swimming programs.  In addition to a … Read More

Hit the Greens at Golf Courses in Charlottesville

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The lush, rolling hills of Charlottesville make it a prime location for golf courses. Sprawling green fairways and beautiful country clubs are the perfect backdrops for a round of golf. Whether you have time for 18 holes or prefer to hit the driving range for a quick bucket of balls, there are plenty of golf courses in Charlottesville.  Birdwood Golf … Read More

Fourth of July Celebrations in Charlottesville

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Friends, food, fireworks — what more could you ask for on Independence Day? If you’re looking for Fourth of July celebrations in Charlottesville, you’ve got plenty of options!  Carter Mountain Orchard Carter Mountain Orchard is throwing a Happy Birthday, America! event in honor of Independence Day. This family-friendly event offers something for everyone to enjoy with refreshing cider beverages for … Read More

Explore the Night Sky at Leander McCormick Observatory

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For a fun date night or evening out with friends, go stargazing in Charlottesville at the Leander McCormick Observatory. Leander J. McCormick donated the Observatory to the University of Virginia in 1885. Once considered the second-largest telescope in the world back in 1885, the Leander McCormick Observatory is an impressive astronomical piece of equipment. Up until the 1960s, the telescope was … Read More