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National Pet Day: Celebrate Your Pet!

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

April 11th is National Pet Day, and as a pet-friendly community, Beacon on 5th recognizes the importance that pets have in our lives. During these isolating and uncertain times, our pets are there for us now more than ever. In fact, dogs and cats act as great emotional support animals. What cheers you up better than a cuddly furry friend? …

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Easter Crafts for Kids

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

With all that has been happening in the world and with social distancing in place, it is likely that all the plans you’ve had for the near future changed a bit. In fact, with Easter approaching quickly, there’s a chance that your usual Easter activities may differ this year from the rest. However, there are plenty of ways to get …

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Ways to Entertain Children Out of School

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

With the recent happenings in our country and throughout the world, our everyday lives have been turned upside down. With children all home from school and you potentially having to work from home, it can be a difficult transition. How will you entertain your children out of school for the rest of the year? For their sanity (and yours), we …

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Beacon on 5th Earns ENERGY STAR: How to Reduce Energy Consumption

In News by Tammy Brown

Beacon on 5th recently received the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification! What exactly does this mean? Beacon on 5th’s ENERGY STAR Score is 97, meaning that it is more energy-efficient than 97 percent of similar properties nationwide. Partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency, the goal is to deliver energy-efficient solutions to protect the climate. ENERGY STAR works to improve public health …

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Visit the Crozet Artisan Depot

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Located in the historic Crozet train depot, the Crozet Artisan Depot displays the workmanship of artists from the surrounding area. As a hub for artists in the region, they display and sell the work of a different guest artist each month. Pay a visit to engage in a unique, cultural experience while supporting the hard work of local artists. Crozet …

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Participate in the National Day of Unplugging

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

In a world run by technology, it’s seemingly impossible to escape for even a moment. Posting a picture or sending a tweet seems to be the only thing on our minds these days. As social media becomes more and more prominent and technology evolves, we find ourselves spending less time engaging with people, and more time behind a screen. However, …

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Things to Do After Work Instead of Watch TV

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

After a long day at the office, many of us come home, eat dinner, and turn on the television. This routine pretty much carries on until bedtime, and the cycle starts all over again the next day. It’s normal to want to lounge around and engage in a mindless activity after work, but there are plenty of other ways you …

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Best Places to Get Margaritas in Charlottesville

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

February 22nd is National Margarita Day! It’s only right that this fun-filled holiday falls on a Saturday, so of course, you have plenty of reason to celebrate. Where will you spend National Margarita Day? Check out the best places to get margaritas in Charlottesville. The Bebedero The Bebedoro is a delicious restaurant in Charlottesville, serving up delicious Mexican dishes and …

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Things to Do for Galentine’s Day

In Tips for you by Tammy Brown

Valentine’s Day is a special and romantic holiday for your loved one. However, your friends deserve some love too! That’s why February 13th is for the girls…Galentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, there are so many ways to celebrate your friends. If you don’t have plans yet, check out these fun things to do for Galentine’s Day! Decorate Your …

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Best Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Charlottesville

In Food & Drink, Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Before we know it, February 14th will be here! Have you planned out an evening for you and your special someone? Although it’s early, restaurants can fill up with reservations quickly as everyone scrambles to enjoy a romantic night on the town. This year, get a head start! Check out the best restaurants for the perfect Valentine’s Day in Charlottesville. …