Ways You Can Participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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ribbon for breast cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which helps to raise awareness for a disease that impacts so many. The mission is to help those impacted by breast cancer through education, early detection, and support. Every year, people show support for the cause in a variety of different ways — through donations, wearing pink, and participating in a variety of events. … Read More

Enjoy the Taste of Fall at These Charlottesville Cideries

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apples on a tree at an apple orchard

It’s finally fall, and you know what that means! Pumpkin patches, cool air, and beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow on the trees. If you love all things fall, then you are ready to welcome the season. If you’re looking for some ways to celebrate, you’re in luck. With the highest concentration of cideries in the state, Charlottesville is … Read More

How to Transition Your Summer Clothes into Fall

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boots in the fall surrounded by leaves

In a perfect world, we could all get a new wardrobe each time the season changes. However, that would all add up pretty quickly! Purchasing a whole new wardrobe when the first leaf hits the ground in the fall might be out of the question. However, who’s to say you can’t wear your summer outfits in the cool weather? Here’s … Read More

Best Charlottesville Wedding Venues to Tie the Knot

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bride and groom running through field at wedding venue

A lot goes into wedding planning, from the color scheme, to the wedding cake, to the dresses and catering. Let’s not forget about one of the most important parts — the venue! Charlottesville’s scenic backdrop provides the perfect setting for tying the knot. If it’s almost you and your loved one’s special day, consider planning your wedding at one of … Read More

Hit Your Stride This Fall with the Best Running Gear

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woman running wearing running gear

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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farmers markets in charlottesville

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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budgeting apps

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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gearharts fine chocolates

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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monticello artisan trail

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