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Celebrate International Beer Day with a Hop on Beer Tour

Is there any better way to celebrate International Beer Day than a hop on beer tour? Charlottesville’s own Hop On beer tour offers affordable tours of local breweries in Crozet, Afton, Route 151, and Barboursville. Even if you don’t like to indulge in a cold pint, they also travel to cideries, distilleries, and various vineyards in the area. Other hop …

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Wild About Watermelon: Celebrate National Watermelon Day

Did you know that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day? We agree that this beautiful and delicious fruit deserves a day of its own. As with any holiday, there are a variety of ways to celebrate, so keep reading for festive watermelon ideas you need to try. Watermelon Events While there aren’t any special events in Charlottesville for National Watermelon …

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Kombucha in Charlottesville

Over the past few years, kombucha has been taking the health world by storm. Kombucha, a fizzy tea fermented with bacteria,  is becoming increasingly popular as it claims to have several health benefits. However, kombucha isn’t a new concept. With roots dating back to over 2,000 years ago, kombucha likely originated in ancient Chinese culture. Although people have been drinking …

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Charlottesville

Is there anything better than a nice, cold bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day? Ice cream has been around for so long that even Alexander the Great is known to have feasted on some snow sweetened with nectar or honey. Although ice cream has evolved quite a bit since then, it is still enjoyed by people all …

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Five Easy Steps to Create a Home Office That’s Stellar!

Have you ever thought of using all that extra space in your second bedroom to create a home office? If so, you’re not alone. More of us work from home these days, with that number increasing all the time. Last year, a Gallup survey indicated that 43% of Americans work remotely from home at least part of the time. But …

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Buy Local at Charlottesville City Market

Since 1973, hundreds of vendors from all over the area have been congregating for the Charlottesville City Market. Shopping local, especially for your fruits and veggies, is not only healthier but it also helps support your community! The Charlottesville City Market is a great place to get some tasty local produce and grass-fed meat. SNAP recipients can even use their …

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Summer Is Here: Be Sure to Protect Yourself Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

If you’re planning on spending time outdoors this summer, one of your most important considerations should be how to protect yourself against ticks and mosquitoes. In addition to being an uncomfortable nuisance, ticks and mosquitoes can transmit disease and cause serious, long-lasting medical conditions. Ticks are associated with Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, while mosquitoes have been known …

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How to Protect Your Skin From The Sun

As one of the best apartments in Charlottesville, Beacon on 5th has a gorgeous resort-style swimming pool, which is perfect for those hot summer days! Cooling off by the pool is a great way to beat the sizzling summer heat, but you still need to protect your skin from the sun while you’re working on your tan. Did you know …

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Charlottesville Summer Checklist

Although it’s felt like summer the last few months, the season has finally arrived! Each year, everyone always talks about summer plans — but how many of you follow up on those? Why not make a Charlottesville summer checklist? Making a summer bucket list will motivate you to actually take all those adventures and explore the area like you promise …