As of this week, I am officially released from the grip of school. Summer is almost here, and if you’re anything like me, your soul craves not…
The previous night found me restless — scouring charts, interpreting the forecasts, and weighing my options. Tides were slight and the weather poor.
Water and technology don’t mix — you would think I would know that by now.
Q: Is it weird that my cat likes to sit on my lap while I go to the bathroom? Every time I go in there, he comes running and waits for me to s…
Rules of engagement are always hard to figure out with dogs. Some dogs can play any game and know the limitations of the other dog or person.
Cats are frequently very independent animals who don’t necessarily want to share their space or time with other cats.
The Red Rocker Candy Story: Red Rocker Candy, LLC makes Rocking Chair Mix®, toffee, brittles, chocolates and more in Troy, Virginia. Each batch of candy is hand-made in our facility using only the finest ingredients: pure butter, the best nuts money can buy and the best chocolates available on the market. Red Rocker Candy had its humble beginnings in Southern California. What started as a desire to make the best toffees and brittles as gifts for friends and family turned into the fulfillment of a life-long dream for Sue Charney. In business since 2002, the company is guided by the old-fashioned values of family, quality, goodness and customer enjoyment. Red Rocker CandyTM products bring back the flavors and sentiment of times-gone-by when it was acceptable to eat a rich treat, it was paramount to use only the finest ingredients and making something by hand still meant something. Owner Sue Charney is pleased to present hand-made candies "from my front porch to yours!"For retail, Red Rocker CandyTM sells their full line of products - and some favorite products from other companies - in the Factory Store. Most of these products are also available through the online catalog. New in 2014: licensed by Virginia ABC for off-site wine and beer. Local wines, and possibly beers, will be added to the retail selection. For wholesale, Red Rocker CandyTM offers Rocking Chair Mix®, Cashew Toffee with White Chocolate and Solid Chocolate Dogwood Blossoms (in dark, milk and white chocolate) and Chocolate Covered Pretzels (in three varieties of chocolate and dubbed "Dirty", "Muddy" and "Snowy") all year, plus Peppermint Bark October through December. Private Label production is also available for companies interested in custom recipes and packaging with own label.
Located minutes from Charlottesville, Spring Creek is a meticulously-planned, amenity-filled, 24-hour gated residential community with single family homes, townhomes, and villa homes priced from the mid $200s. Spring Creek is the gem of Louisa County in Zion Crossroads offering the best in amenities, convenience, security, and privacy for the homebuyer that is just starting out, starting their family or enjoying their retirement years—there’s something for everyone. The nationally ranked Spring Creek Golf Club 18-hole course unfolds over wooded, rolling hills beneath the mountains of Charlottesville, offering an exceptional golf experience in a private, peaceful setting of bent grass fairways, beautiful greens, and breathtaking views. Recently ranked by Golf Week as the only Virginia residential golf course to make the Top 100 Public Courses in the country, Spring Creek Golf Club features the 17,667 sq. ft. Clubhouse. The new facility overlooking the lake and the 18th green includes: Tavern on the Green, a full-service restaurant and bar open to residents, members and the public Golf pro shop State-of-the-art golf locker rooms Event space for corporate outings, golf tournaments and private events Spring Creek also features a 9,500 sq. ft. Spring Creek Sports Club with 25-meter saltwater pool, fitness center with sauna, catering kitchen, banquet rooms, snack shop, tennis, basketball, street hockey, and playground. Conveniently located at the intersection of I-64 and U.S. Route 15 (exit 136, Zion Crossroads), Spring Creek residents enjoy an easy drive to Charlottesville (15 min.), Short Pump in Western Richmond (45 min.), and Fredericksburg (1 hr.). Spring Creek is a quick golf cart ride to Spring Creek Business Park, adjacent to Spring Creek—featuring UVa Medical Park, Martha Jefferson Hospital’s Spring Creek Family Medicine, Spring Creek Family Dentistry, and Crossroads Animal Hospital to name a few—and neighbors a hotel, restaurants, and major retail stores at The Shops at Spring Creek. Spring Creek is a short, 20-minute drive to enjoy Lake Anna, one of the largest freshwater inland lakes in Virginia. Buy now, build later—while choosing your own builder—and take advantage of the incentives. Golf and conservation lots now available for purchase. For information or a private tour of the community contact Spring Creek Realty 540-832-2444 181 Clubhouse Way, Zion Crossroads VA 22942 www.springcreekliving.com
Welcome to Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics, where we provide orthodontic solutions designed to suit your lifestyle and specific orthodontic needs. With two convenient locations in Charlottesville and Crozet, VA, Dr. David B. Hamer and our team specialize in helping patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful, and confident smiles.Hamer & Hamer Orthodontics has been a leading Charlottesville orthodontist office since 1960. Our doctors and staff at our practice are committed to providing quality orthodontics in an environment that you can trust. This is why every patient that comes to our practice is given the high-quality care they deserve, and are always treated like family. We believe that our open communication and state-of-the-art technology are just some of the qualities of our practice that have kept people smiling for over 50 years!Dr. Hamer is a leader in the orthodontic industry, providing quality treatment to thousands of patients that come to our offices. Our treatment options include:Invisalign• Traditional metal and clear braces• In-Ovation® self-ligating braces• Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners• Lingual braces• Oral and maxillofacial surgeryWe welcome patients of all ages, and invite you to explore our website for more information on our practice. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact our Charlottesville orthodontic office or our Crozet orthodontic office, and we will be happy to assist you.
The integrated curriculum follows Diocesan guidelines for meeting each student’s educational objectives. The learning at Epiphany is a merging of Catholic values and academic precepts to form contributing and productive individuals. Epiphany strives to encourage and guide the natural curiosities and talents inherent in each child to serve, foster, and enhance a life-long relationship with our Heavenly Father.Within this environment, a qualified faculty strives to meet the spiritual, emotional, academic, physical and social needs of the student. Teachers endeavor to instill a love and desire for learning in their students. Recognizing parents as the child’s primary educators, a partnership is created to challenge students to successfully reach their potential. Epiphany Catholic Now Enrolling! Sign up now and register for the 2014-2015 school year. Pre-K programs available. Visit website or call today!
Celebrating 81 years in business in 2015The Towe Insurance Service Inc. team is committed to providing clients with the highest quality insurance plans available combined with some of the lowest rates available in all of Virginia. Whether you’re shopping for auto insurance, home insurance, health, life or business insurance, we can help get you the best coverage available with the lowest rate possible. Towe Insurance was welcomed into the Keystone Insurers Group in 2008.Keystone Insurers Group is a consortium of independent insurance agencies presently operating in six states. KIG is highly selective; franchisees are comprised of the most successful, deeply experienced agencies committed to teamwork and honest communication. Customers of Keystone Partner agents reap the benefits of comprehensive insurance protection, competitive pricing and innovative solutions through the exchange of intellectual capital. A founding principle of KIG is to do with peers what can’t be done alone.Access to more insurance company programs, along with the expertise of other, similarly successful agencies means our customers have the advantage of:◾Access to more insurance company programs.◾Shared expertise of other, similarly successful agencies.◾Additional knowledge that collaborative services allows.◾Cutting edge enhancements to your business management strategies.◾Superior local service.At Towe Insurance Service Inc., our ultimate goal is to create lasting relationships with each of our clients so that we may continue providing excellent service for many years to come.Call or visit us Today
Valley Volkswagen is the premier Central Virginia Volkswagen dealer with a convenient Staunton location and a large stock of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs - including fuel efficient hybrids. Just a short drive from Lexington, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville and Lynchburg, we serve as a convenient Volkswagen dealer and repair shop for all of Central Virginia. Our dealership has been in business for over 40 years and prides itself on dedication to not only the customer, but the entire customer experience.Originally founded in 1966 as a family-owned and operated store, Rule Auto grew to become Staunton's premiere Honda, Volkswagen and RV dealer. In October 2010, Rule Auto became Valley Volkswagen and Valley Honda, proud additions to Carter Myers Automotive - a group of family-owned dealerships serving Central Virginia since 1924. Times have changed, but our commitment to integrity, respect, service and value never will. Come visit us at Valley Honda. You will see a lot of familiar faces and some new ones too.Valley Volkswagen is the premier Central Virginia Volkswagen dealer with a convenient Staunton location and a large stock of new and used cars, trucks and SUVs - including fuel efficient hybrids. Just a short drive from Lexington, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville and Lynchburg, we serve as a convenient Volkswagen dealer and repair shop for all of Central Virginia. Our dealership has been in business for over 40 years and prides itself on dedication to not only the customer, but the entire customer experience.Originally founded in 1966 as a family-owned and operated store, Rule Auto grew to become Staunton's premiere Honda, Volkswagen and RV dealer. In October 2010, Rule Auto became Valley Volkswagen and Valley Honda, proud additions to Carter Myers Automotive - a group of family-owned dealerships serving Central Virginia since 1924. Times have changed, but our commitment to integrity, respect, service and value never will. Come visit us at Valley Honda. You will see a lot of familiar faces and some new ones too.