WNRN: the Good and the Bad

WNRN: the Good and the Bad
by Garet G. Sarkisian WNRN is an independent, non-commercial radio station in Charlottesville, 91.9 on the FM dial — and I really love its main programming staple, modern rock. Modern rock (sometimes called alternative or indie rock) is the negation of all the commercialized trends in popular music...

WINA: Why No Live Feed?

WINA: Why No Live Feed?
by Garet G. Sarkisian YOU KNOW, I really like WINA radio, AM 1070 in Charlottesville. They have a variety of views represented — not just one solid phalanx of party hacks like WCHV or that “progressive” station on 1450. They have the most complete local news. And when bad weather strikes,...

The Downtown Mall and Cultural Events

The Downtown Mall and Cultural Events
IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia theatre-goers attend on-Grounds productions at UVA by the Virginia Players and the Heritage Theatre Festival or performances by the Four County Players and the Light Opera Society. Music-lovers look forward to UVA’s Tuesday Evening...

Tell Me About Charlottesville, Virginia

Tell Me About Charlottesville, Virginia
Named in honor of Princess Charlotte, the wife of King George III (yes, that King George), Charlottesville was settled in the eighteenth century on a hill overlooking the majestic Rivanna River. Today, Charlottesville is a thriving city that has kept up with the times while not...

Snow Removal Enforcement Hypocritical?

Snow Removal Enforcement Hypocritical?
The Charlottesville Police Department, after a “grace period” to account for the two big snowstorms we’ve had recently, say that they have now “gotten tough” on businesses and homeowners who have not “removed snow from public sidewalks” under their domain — ...

Mount Chipotle A Dream for Gamblers?

Mount Chipotle A Dream for Gamblers?
A group of students at the University of Virginia have set up a betting pool — and possibly a quite profitable one — taking wagers on the huge over-50-foot mountain of snow that plows have created at Charlottesville’s popular Barracks Road Shopping Center. It’s called Mount...

Elisha Strom Arrested Again

Elisha Strom Arrested Again
Elisha Strom, 35, of Thaxton, Virginia, has been charged (in 2010) with violating a court order. The former White separatist who was arrested and convicted last year for obstruction of justice due to her stalking, photographing, obsessing over, and blogging about Charlottesville police officers (mainly but...