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Take Our Brief Survey

WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU? We want to listen to you, our readers and subscribers, in an attempt to understand what you want to see, from your government and from your hyperlocal journalism nonprofit. TAKE OUR SURVEY Please take 2-3 minutes to respond to our brief survey. It will help us serve you better. If you […]

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Day of Remembrance for 9/11/01

The Charlottesville Fire Department will provide a place of reflection and remembrance for the community on 9/11/18. The Charlottesville Fire Department’s Fontaine Fire Station 9/11 Memorial Atrium will be open to the public tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11th to provide the community a place to reflect upon the events of 9/11. On the morning of September […]

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New head of local United Way wants more voices at the table

When you’re making progress, it’s important to keep up momentum — and Ravi Respeto has every intention of keeping the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area moving forward. The charity’s new president has met with dozens of local nonprofit agencies, businesses and key donors in her first six weeks in the driver’s seat. It’s a pace […]

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Dexter Auction welcomes new executive director

On Monday, Dexter Auction welcomed Giles Morris as the new executive director for their newspaper. Morris said he won’t make any immediate changes, but he does want to work on updating the paper’s digital presence. He also wants to take a look at how the journalism can reach more people in the area.

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Top choice: Charlottesville hires first female police chief

Two years ago, City Manager Maurice Jones announced the hiring of Al Thomas, Charlottesville’s first African-American police chief, who abruptly resigned 20 months later on December 18 following a scathing independent review of the handling of the violent events of August 11-12. Today, Jones introduced his latest police chief pick: former George Washington University chief […]

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University Montessori School

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. University Montessori School is a diverse family-centered school community which embodies the best practices of Montessori education in facilitating the academic, emotional, physical and social development of each child. […]

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Would you like to see self-service kiosks in Charlottesville?

Employees in the City of Charlottesville have been encouraged to think of new and creative ideas to promote efficiency, enhance services, and increase engagement. At a ‘Create the Day’ event in May, I pitched the idea of having self-service kiosks for citizens to use to complete a myriad of local governmental and citizen communication transactions. […]

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Just World Educational

Meet Your Nonprofit, a weekly profile of nonprofit organizations in our community, is brought to you by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Describe your nonprofit’s mission. We organize engaging, informative “in real life” gatherings and provide online resources to help communities, community leaders, and educators learn more about the key international issues of our time. […]