Independent Retailer Month: Support a Small Business in Charlottesville

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sign that says thank you for shopping local

July is Independent Retailer Month! The purpose of this month is to encourage people to support local businesses to create more sustainable towns and cities. After all, small businesses are the backbone of the economy. In fact, a report by the U.S. Small Business Association found that small businesses accounted for 44% of U.S. economic activity! Small businesses are essential … Read More

Ways to Thank a Nurse on Certified Nurses Day

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March 19th is Certified Nurses Day! According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the purpose of this day is to “celebrate and publicly acknowledge nurses who earn and maintain the highest credentials in their specialty.” While it’s important to celebrate nurses every year, it’s no secret that in the past year, nurses have dedicated their time and put their lives … Read More

Small Business Saturday: Local Businesses to Support in Charlottesville

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open sign

Saturday, November 28th, is Small Business Saturday! While this holiday season looks a little different, we can still support local businesses. In fact, now more than ever, they need the help of their customers. Oftentimes, we don’t realize how impactful the coffee or baked goods we purchase from local shops are. For this reason, this holiday season, do what you … Read More

Learn About History & Culture at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

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African American Heritage Center

The Jefferson School was Charlottesville’s first African American high school and was built in 1926. Today, it is home to the African American Heritage Center. Here, visitors can explore exhibits that tell the story of African American history and culture in the Charlottesville community. The mission is to honor and preserve the rich heritage of the African American community in … 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

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

Charlottesville Restaurant Spotlight: Thai Fresh

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thai fresh

Charlottesville isn’t a stranger to Thai food. There are countless Thai restaurants in Charlottesville, all of which are quite good. But if you want a quick and affordable place to grab some pad thai, then Thai Fresh is your place. Located in a small spot on the Downtown Mall, Thai Fresh is a cozy establishment that barely seats room for … Read More

Celebrate Diversity in Charlottesville at the Festival of Cultures

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festival of cultures

Despite recent news over the past few years about Charlottesville, the city welcomes diversity. In addition to Charlottesville natives, many people from all over the world now call the beautiful city home. The Festival of Cultures is a one-day event to celebrate this diversity with food, vendors, cultural exhibits, and entertainment. The 16th annual Festival of Cultures will take place … Read More

Foxfield Races: A Charlottesville Tradition

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foxfield races

Since 1978, the Foxfield Races have been a Charlottesville tradition. Held biannually, the race is once in the spring and again in the fall. The spring Foxfield Races are always held the last Saturday in April, while the fall races are held the last Sunday in September. Although well-attended by local residents, the spring Foxfield Races are a University of … Read More

Stop and Smell the Roses: Historic Garden Week in Charlottesville

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gardens in charlottsville

Virginia’s Historic Garden Week is the only statewide garden and house tour. It’s a tradition that has been contributing to the local economy for over 85 years. With roots beginning in the early 20th century, the Garden Club of Virginia hosts Historic Garden Week. This year, the event will take place from April 27th until May 4th. Featuring 31 tours … Read More