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Charlottesville is a relatively small BIG city

We have hundreds of things to do and the experience of living here is amplified by the college community (with classes, events, sports, and arts), along with a first class music venue in John Paul Jones Arena, which pulls in musical acts to Charlottesville that would otherwise have gone to DC or Virginia Beach, and the local opportunities for sports, arts, outdoor activities, and more. Here are some of the recent posts about things to do in Charlottesville and great aspects that our community offers its residents and visitors.

Downsizing for Seniors

For aging adults, retirement often comes with the difficult decision to stay at home or move to a senior care facility. While living in your own home provides freedom and privacy, there are medical and financial challenges that come with aging that makes it necessary to move. Downsizing is often the best option for seniors who want to cut costs

Handling Hazardous Materials at Home

Many common household products contain chemicals that can cause injury or death if they are not handled, stored, or used properly. Some of the household products that contain hazardous chemicals are oven cleaners, tile cleaners, toilet-bowl cleaners, liquid drain openers, antifreeze, chrome-wheel cleaners, rust removers, gasoline, motor oil, lead paint, turpentine, lacquer thinner, and muriatic acid. These safety precautions can

Quadruplicity 2019

Today some of Story House Real Estate’s family members spent some time with other local women at one of Central Virginia’s largest Women’s Conferences, put on by the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce.  Here’s a little bit more about the event itself, and we are sure that our ladies will come back with lots of new information to share! Quadruplicity is

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By now, you’ve likely heard about Marie Kondo (https://konmari.com), whether from her famous book or new Netflix series, this lady has got us all feeling seriously insufficient when it comes to domestic skills. Her mantra of keeping only “things that spark joy,” leave us all wondering what to do with our raggedy college t-shirts, our “when I lose a little

Winning Your Own Super Bowl

Winning your Super Bowl Party! Are you hosting a Super Bowl Party this February? Creating a space that will offer plenty of comfortable seating, yummy snacks and an overall fun environment for your guest are all great ways to throwing a successful Super Bowl Party. Coming from a family of brothers and being an only girl, I grew up a

First Night Virginia 2019

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS IN DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTESVILLE NEW YEAR’S EVE First Night Virginia is an annual “community celebration of the arts” that began in Charlottesville in 1982 and is the second oldest First Night in the country. 2019 will be the 37th annual festival of the arts with many family-friendly activities on and around the historic Downtown Mall. HISTORY First

Design Trends That Will Be In or Out in 2019

January 1st has become our opportunity for a reboot. Arbitrary as it may be (why not July 12th?), it’s an opportunity to leave behind what’s bad and embrace what’s new and good.  When thinking about your ‘overhaul’ don’t forget about your home! Some predictions about what the home trends will be in 2019: IN:  The return of floral patterns (it

Send Someone Special a Letter from Santa!

Want to put an extra twinkle in a little ones eye this holiday season?  If the answer if yes, the why not send them a personalized letter from the man in red!   This year The Sasha Farmer Team is working hard with Santa Claus and his elves to send letters to all the good girls and boys.  If you

Christoph Waltz – Special Guest Film Festival 2018

ACTOR CHRISTOPH WALTZ ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT 2018 VAFF Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz will be a special guest at the upcoming 2018 Virginia Film Festival, VAFF officials announced today. The Festival also announced program additions including Moonlightwriter and director Barry Jenkins’ latest film, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, which stars Willem

Fall Cleaning Checklist

It’s Autumn. Pumpkins glow in golden fields. Shorter days, crisp mornings signal winter’s approach. Can the holidays be far behind? Outside The House Summer’s come and gone–and left its mark on the outside of the home. Autumn chores for your home’s exterior: Clean and store patio furniture, umbrellas, children’s summer toys. Touch up paint on trim, railings, and decks.