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Practice Your Handwriting with Calligraphy Classes in Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Calligraphy is known as the art of writing beautifully. The word itself is from the Greek words kallos meaning “beauty” and graphẽ meaning “writing.” We’re not talking about beautiful poems and novels, but the visual penmanship itself. Usually a cursive or script font, calligraphy is an ancient art form with roots in many cultures including Indian, East Asian, and Persian. …

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Best Mexican Food in Charlottesville

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Feeling down? There’s no better way to cheer up that tacos and margaritas! Mexican food is spicy and full of flavor, with every bite being a fiesta in your mouth. Although Virginia isn’t close to the border, Mexican restaurants are pretty commonplace. From Tex-Mex to authentic, traditional Mexican food, Charlottesville has a diverse range of culinary fields. So whether you’re …

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Weekend Getaways Near Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Although there’s certainly a lot to love about Charlottesville, it’s still fun to explore new places with a weekend getaway. The great thing about just going away for the weekend rather than an entire week is that if you work a typical Monday through Friday job, you won’t have to take any vacation days. You can head out after work …

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Uncommon Facts About Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

There’s a lot to love about Charlottesville like the small-town charm, the fantastic local restaurant scene, and the abundance of wineries. But there’s a lot more to the city than meets the eye. For instance, did you know comedian and actress Tina Fey was a graduate of the University of Virginia? Other notable grads include NFL player Chris Long, television …

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Art Galleries in Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

As you drive around Charlottesville, you may have seen the playful statues randomly placed within medians and on street corners. If you haven’t noticed them, be sure to pay attention the next time you drive around downtown. Along with the creative pieces scattered around the city, there are a number of art galleries in Charlottesville. Whether you’re looking for a …

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Best Fried Chicken in Charlottesville

In Food & Drink by Tammy Brown

Is there anything more Southern than some classic fried chicken, with all the fixings? I’m not talking about Colonel Sanders or Popeye’s, which may satisfy a craving in a pinch. We’re talking about fresh, juicy chicken that’s hand-breaded and fried to perfection. Once you ditch the KFC for these local favorites, you’ll never go back. But what’s fried chicken without …

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American History Around Charlottesville

In Things To Do In Charlottesville by Tammy Brown

Although Charlottesville may have that small-town feel, the city still holds an important place in our nation’s history. From Civil War battlefields to the homes of former U.S. presidents, history surrounds us. If you’re interested in American history, there are several places around Charlottesville you can visit! The Paramount Theater Instantly recognizable by the illuminated marquee, The Paramount Theater first opened …