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Local businesses host international entrepreneurs

State Department program participants hosted by the Presidential Precinct Jacquelin Alcius co-founded a business accelerator and incubator in the city of Cap-Haitien, Haiti, soon after the country was left devastated by an earthquake in 2010. “We saw a need to spread entrepreneurship — people needed work,” he said. Alcius has spent the […]

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New trees on Monticello Avenue rooted in community parternships

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will plant dozens of trees on a Monticello Avenue median this month, forming a new link between Charlottesville and the historic home of Thomas Jefferson. To complete the Monticello Gateway planting project, the Tree Stewards will receive assistance from Virginia National Guard soldiers and volunteers from the Journey Through Hallowed […]

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Albemarle drops viewshed protections sought by Monticello

Less than three weeks after the Thomas Jefferson Foundation softened proposed guidelines sought to protect Monticello’s scenic views, the Albemarle County Planning Commission recommended removing the language from the county’s Comprehensive Plan update. The voluntary “vista guidelines” were a list of suggested development practices for properties potentially visible from Monticello and were designed to limit […]

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Seeing local planning through Mr. Jefferson’s eyes

Through inheritance and acquisition, Thomas Jefferson once owned 5,000 acres throughout the area along the Rivanna River. Among the farms below his home at Monticello, Jefferson called one property Pantops, from two Greek words meaning “all-seeing.” At Tuesday’s Albemarle Planning Commission meeting, all the “seeing” was done through the eyes of Mr. Jefferson. Besides Pantops, […]

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1974 Community History Series: Monticello and the US Constitution

Dexter Auction is working with the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society to digitize and share their historic audio and video. The Jefferson Cable Corporation of Charlottesville’s television program, Community History Series, continued into 1974. This program on the US Constitution is dated September 17, 1974, occurs at Monticello, and features host Bernard Chamberlain. “Our founding fathers […]

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Albemarle makes plans for rural areas, sustainability, and Monticello

The Albemarle Planning Commission reviewed written goals in several chapters of the county’s draft comprehensive plan at a work session Tuesday. While a discussion of the county’s rural character was proposed to be put off to a future meeting, the commissioners gave area farms, fields and forests a lot of their attention. Planner Elaine Echols […]