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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 …

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Creative, Inexpensive Ways for Making Your Apartment Feel Like Home

Does making your apartment feel like home seem like a big challenge? There are actually some fairly simple and inexpensive ways to make your apartment feel more like your home. Here are a few ideas: 1. Add Rugs, Pillows, & Blankets Adding inexpensive rugs can be a great way to add colors and patterns that reflect your tastes, while also …

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Want to Get Better Sleep? Add These 5 Things to Your Bedtime Routine

Why is it important to get better sleep? Sleep affects almost every aspect of our lives. It affects our physical and mental health, our brain and emotional well-being, and even our daily performance and safety, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A good night’s sleep actually helps to repair our brains so they’re ready for the …

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6 Closet Organization Tips to Maximize Your Space!

Even though our luxury apartments at Beacon on 5th are optimized with plenty of closet space, there are still some closet organization tips that can help you to make the most use of your closet, regardless of size. These tips can also help you to stay organized so you can find just want you need quickly. If you’ve ever been …

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Gifts for Father’s Day

As Father’s Day is right around the corner, do you know what you’re going to get your dad or father figure for his big day? This year, don’t be that person buying a gift for Father’s Day at the last second. Start planning now so you can feel good about it later! You don’t have to splurge on an expensive …