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“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine” declares an old adage, attributed to 19th century French gastronomer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. And the soft “pop” of the cork leaving the bottle is a ritual sound enjoyed by many. But does the squeak of an aluminum screw cap inspire the same anticipation? Should a bottle of fine wine...
Like a film director who wants to see how an old classic will hold up to modern life, Ivy author Erika Raskin has kept an eye on the people in her novel, Best Intentions, for nearly three decades. She began the novel when she lived in Richmond, in the days when her husband was in medical school. She didn’t suddenly...
Recently, as I ran my dogs around a local field, I couldn’t tell if they were more excited to have off-leash exercise or to eat as much grass as possible. As we walked our loop, they had their smiling faces on and their happy tails wagging. But as they ran from smell to smell, they constantly sampled grass. This is...
These four plants actually have something in common. They’re all members of the Cashew Family, the Anacardiaceae. Some members of this family are a lot more people-friendly than others, however. Among the tropical Anarcardiaceae, the familiar cashew (Anarcardium occidentale) is native to northeastern Brazil and widely cultivated in warmer regions. The cashew nut may readily be eaten by most of...
Albemarle County is an amazing place to live, and Crozet in particular is sublime. Tight community, incredible mountain views, and enough breweries and wineries to last a lifetime are some of our many blessings. But Crozet and western Albemarle are also an incredible place for outdoor exercise, especially running, hiking, and biking. Between the miles of scenic, challenging roads...
Where would we be as an industrialized people had a brave soul not determined to tether some reasonably mild-mannered beast to a seemingly immoveable object in order to make a backbreaking job easier. With just a bit more ingenuity, a simple plow was eventually fabricated and attached to said beast and the science of agriculture took a major, albeit...
New Housing Sales and Prices Jump in Spring I want to thank all those responsible for the wonderful Fourth of July parade and party last month in Crozet. Capped off with amazing fireworks and a grand finale that had to be experienced to be believed. Kudos to all those involved with this wonderful small town production! What was also exploding in...

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To Cork or Not to Cork? The Great Wine Closure Debate

“A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine” declares an old adage, attributed to 19th century French gastronomer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. And...

Raskin’s Best Intentions Published

Like a film director who wants to see how an old classic will hold up to modern life, Ivy author Erika Raskin has kept...

Gazette Vet: The Grazers

Recently, as I ran my dogs around a local field, I couldn’t tell if they were more excited to have off-leash exercise or to...

In the Garden: Cashews, Mangos, Pistachios and Poison Ivy?!

These four plants actually have something in common. They’re all members of the Cashew Family, the Anacardiaceae. Some members of this family are a...

Back to Fitness: How to Get Bitten by a Dog

Albemarle County is an amazing place to live, and Crozet in particular is sublime. Tight community, incredible mountain views, and enough breweries and wineries...

Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Working-Class Hoof Power

Where would we be as an industrialized people had a brave soul not determined to tether some reasonably mild-mannered beast to a seemingly immoveable...

Western Albemarle Second Quarter Real Estate Report

New Housing Sales and Prices Jump in Spring I want to thank all those responsible for the wonderful Fourth of July parade and party last...