Charlottesville's Garage: Alternative Art Space

Aug 20, 2015

Central Virginia boasts plenty of great places for concerts, but there’s one venue that offers a unique experience for the audience, and the bands that play there.


The garage sits between a funeral home and the office of Christ Episcopal Church. The audience sits across the street on a low wall at the edge of Lee Park.  

“The busier and busier it gets, we spread up the hill, and you can dance at the back, you can dance in the road if it’s a quiet night," says Madeleine Partridge, who has worked two dozen shows since May.

Virginia lawmakers are redoubling their efforts to attain federal recognition for six Virginia Native American tribes. They’re more optimistic now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs granted federal recognition to the Pamunkey Tribe.

Goochland Debates Safety of Biosolids

Aug 19, 2015
AP File Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

The safety of biosolids is again up for debate as two companies seek permits to spread sludge from sewage treatment plants over farmland in Goochland County.   

Cheryl  Ellison is one of those who plans to attend a meeting sponsored by the Department of Environmental Quality at the Goochland Library tonight.

“It’s over 1700 acres, and one of them backs up to my land and my neighbors’ land.”  

UVA to Craft Guidelines for Healthy Places

Aug 19, 2015

You’ve probably heard about the Green Building Council – a group that introduced LEED certification to reward and encourage environmentally friendly construction.  Now, the University of Virginia is teaming up with the council to create guidelines for designing healthy homes, buildings and communities. 

When Dr. Matthew Trowbridge first began his pediatric practice, he thought a lot about how to protect children from sickness and injury.

 “All is not well—Rosy Surplus Numbers Don't Erase Damage from Budget Cuts.” That's the title of the latest report by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.

And the organization's president says as candidates campaign for election to the entire General Assembly this November, it's imperative that voters have a conversation with them about the state's long-term budget problems.