On Saturday, December 16, Charlottesville’s main post office located at 1155 Seminole Trail will stay open until 4pm as part of an extended holiday hours promotion. Staff photo

Dude, where’s my mail? Frustrated residents want answers

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” wrote Herodotus, an ancient Greek philosopher, in what later became the U.S. Postal Service’s unofficial credo. “That obviously doesn’t stand true in Charlottesville these days,” says Bentivar resident Bill Lawrence. In May, C-VILLE wrote about […]

Six Hundred West Main, an apartment complex being constructed behind Blue Moon Diner, is also running behind schedule. Courtesy of Six Hundred West Main

Blue Christmas: Diner not ready to reopen

When we last heard from the owner of Blue Moon Diner in May, she said she was closing the West Main Street institution for renovations until early 2018. Now, as the new year is upon us, Laura Galgano says it could be fall before the lights come back on at the beloved home of the […]

Jason Kessler's permit for the anniversary Unite the Right rally was denied. Photo by Eze Amos

In brief: No permits, no DP editor, no daycare license and more

Permission denied Minutes before a decision was due, City Manager Maurice Jones denied several special event permits for rallies and counterrallies proposed on the weekend of August 12 in Emancipation, Justice and McGuffey parks—ground zero for the summer’s Unite the Right rally that left three people dead and countless wounded. The first application was filed […]

John Waters breaks tradition in his standup comedy show that informs on “how to act at Christmas, how to get through it, how to love it, how to hate it and how to not let it defeat you.” Photo by Greg Gorman

John Waters showcases the odd humor in Christmas

John Waters is a man of many names. Dubbed the Prince of Puke, the People’s Pervert and the Pope of Trash, among others, the legendary filmmaker has made a career out of his personal brand of quirky, twisted humor. Although best known for bringing Hairspray to the big screen along with cult classics like Pink […]

Coffee expert Sara Goldsmith will serve coffee, mulled apple cider and other hot drinks from this converted van parked across from Feast! inside Main Street Market. Photo by Paul Whicheloe

Converted van is city’s newest coffee spot

Strung with holiday lights and equipped with an espresso machine and other warm drink-making accoutrements, a 1974 cherry red Citroën H Van parked inside Main Street Market will start serving early-morning beverages and snacks this week. Coffee expert and Feast! employee Sara Goldsmith will be running the show, selling locally roasted coffees and coffee drinks, […]

In Lisa Ryan's "Island Issue" and "Won't Obey," magazine cuttings of color, texture and shape form thought-provoking images. Courtesy of the artist

Lisa Ryan’s striking collages deserve a close-up

“I see like an artist and think like a designer,” says Lisa Ryan about her stylish collages, on view in “Please Don’t Ask It Can’t Be Explained” at Studio IX. Unlike most collage artists, Ryan focuses on formal considerations, rather than narrative. Her work is fresh with an almost total lack of the whimsy that is […]