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Enjoying water sports around Charlottesville

Enjoying Water Sports Around Charlottesville There are wonderful spots for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting for enjoying water sports around Charlottesville and the surrounding area, primarily on the Rivanna River or James River.   From VisitCharlottesville.org, “The beautiful and gentle Rivanna River flows through Albemarle and Fluvanna counties as well as the City of Charlottesville. Named […]

INNISFREE VILLAGE, A Life-Sharing Residential Community for Adults

Innisfree Village Recently Virginia and I were given the wonderful opportunity of a personal tour through the beautiful and special residential community of Innisfree Village by Nancy Chappell, Associate Director and Community Coordinator. Nancy Chappell has worn many hats in her time with Innisfree since 1992, including Volunteer Coordinator and Medical Coordinator, and now also […]

Kayaking the Rivanna River

Kayaking the Rivanna River Gardening chores complete, Stephen and I pulled the kayaks out of winter storage and headed down the hill to the river for a few hours of glorious, relaxing time kayaking the Rivanna River.   Several years ago, the place we now put in off of Reas Ford Rd was a mess of […]

The Leaves Turned and They Haven’t All Dropped Yet!

Finally, some color!  I’ve always heard that we need a cold snap and rain to encourage the best Fall color.  We actually had a pretty wet summer, but we had a dry spell and mild temperatures just as Fall was marching in; it seemed we were going to miss that spectacular Fall foliage color once […]

It’s Hot, So Get Wet At Charlottesville City Parks

It’s hot, so get wet at Charlottesville City parks. I was recently showing houses in the Forest Hills Avenue neighborhood, and as I waited for my clients, I enjoyed watching the families soaking up the water at Forest Hills Park, located near the University of Virginia Medical Center off of Cherry Ave. There are at […]

Charlottesville, One of America’s Favorite Cities

Over the years, Charlottesville has been voted to the top spots of a lot of “best city” lists.  In 2010 and 2011 alone, Charlottesville made it to the following lists… #1 City to Live in the Country – Yahoo Real Estate/Sperling’s Best Places – 2011 #4 for Book Lovers – Livability.com – 2011 “Locavore” Capital […]