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Wedding Do’s & Don’ts: Proper Wedding Etiquette

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

From late spring to early fall, it’s prime time for weddings. The temperatures are rising and love is in the air.  You may even have several weddings to attend this season, but don’t wait until the last minute to make plans. Did you know that there is a proper wedding etiquette to follow? Society has created rules on how much …

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Best Places to Buy Plants in Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Do you need to spruce up the landscaping out in the front yard, or want to add a natural element indoors?  Plants can add so much life and color to either the outside or inside of your home. From lush green ferns and succulents to flowering tropical plants such as the colorful hibiscus, plants can contribute to the overall design …

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Local Bookstores in Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

There’s just something about walking into a tiny mom-and-pop bookstore that instantly makes you feel at home. The comforting smell of paper wafting from the pages of books old and new, the organized chaos of the shelves, and a friendly face behind the counter are what make bookstores so special. The experience of shopping at a small locally owned bookstore …

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Delfosse Vineyards & Winery

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Nestled in the heart of Virginia wine country, Delfosse Vineyards & Winery is just over a 30-minute drive from the Charlottesville. Within close proximity to other vineyards including Pippin Hill, Wisdom Oak, Brent Manor, and Loving Cup, Delfosse is a gem of a winery hidden down a long gravel road. The trip off the beaten path is well worth it …

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First Fridays in Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Charlottesville’s art community is thriving, with the city dedicated to supporting local artists. In addition to art galleries and museums, you can find local artwork in bars, restaurants, and other stores around town. As you are driving down the highway, you’ll even find sculptures in the median or on the side of the road. One way the city supports the …

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Shop Local: Charlottesville Farmers Markets

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Farmers market season is finally here! As a city surrounded by sprawling farmland, we have an abundance of locally grown produce, meat, and cheeses. Shopping locally at the Charlottesville farmers markets supports your community in addition to the local economy. Not only are you helping small businesses, but you are also making a good choice for your health. Fresh, organic …

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Wisdom Oak Winery: A Charming Winery Just Outside Charlottesville

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Drive about 30-minutes Southwest of Charlottesville, and you’ll find a quaint winery at the end of a narrow gravel road.  Located in North Garden, Wisdom Oak Winery is a small family owned and operated winery. Right past Walnut Creek Park on the right, you’ll see a sign pointing to the road on which the vineyard is located. Once you turn …

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Charlottesville Spring Checklist

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Spring-cleaning might be one thing you think of once the weather starts getting warmer, but why not shake things up this season? Rather than spending a beautiful Saturday getting the house tidy, creating a Spring checklist will put all those ideas you have for the upcoming months on paper. There’s nothing like a list to motivate you to cross things …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Have you been thinking about how to give back to your community? If you have a desire to make a change and do some good, volunteering is a great way to accomplish that goal. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in Charlottesville, all you have to do is choose an organization. When it comes to down to deciding where you …