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Solarize Charlottesville

Solar power for homes will be easier and more affordable than ever July through September 2014 thanks to Solarize Charlottesville, a grassroots, community-based outreach initiative sponsored by the nonprofit Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) in partnership with the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the UVA Community Credit Union.  Solarize Charlottesville is a one-stop-shop for community members to learn more about solar power options for their homes and facilitate the installation and financing of their own project. Through bulk purchasing and free solar site assessments, Solarize Charlottesville puts solar within reach.

The foundation of this program is community participation. When a community decides to rally behind solar, local installers are able to lower their prices. This is a result of bulk purchasing, offset marketing expenses, reduced travel expenses, and the guarantee that solar installation crews will be kept busy. In addition to the reduced price created by Solarize Charlottesville’s economies of scale, LEAP will help participants access a 30% federal tax credit, affordable financing (as low as 0%), and navigate the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) market.

Whether considering solar for increased energy independence, hedging against increased electric utility prices, or cutting carbon emissions, Solarize Charlottesville will be a great place to learn about all the benefits of going solar. For more information view our website: www.solarizecville.org or give us a call at 434-227-4666

*Note, website currently under construction until event launch.

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Join Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts provides the most bang for your buck. For just $17, a Girl will have access to tons of new, fun and amazing experiences. Girl Scouts offers a wide array of exciting activities that give girls the chance to explore their world and discover their passions. Just because summer is ending, doesn’t mean the fun has to. Keep the fun going, go to GSVSC.ORG/JOIN or call 1-800-542-5905.

Baby Boot Camp’s “Back to School and Back in Shape” Open House Week

It’s that time of year again!  Have you been wanting to try out Baby Boot Camp classes?  Now is the time!  Grab your favorite little workout partner and come on out on M,W,Th, and F at 9:20am to the pavilions at Pen Park and Tuesday at 9:15am at acac Adventure Central.  Baby Boot Camp is the ultimate in multi-tasking for busy moms–get a great workout, meet other moms, and have a fun time with your baby all at the same time!  We will be so thrilled to welcome you to the group–all ability levels are welcome.  Classes are absolutely free all week long and we want to show Charlottesville how much fun we’re having!  Don’t miss this chance to see what Baby Boot Camp is all about!

Haunted Woods of Hoover Ridge

come have some halloween Fun at Hoover Ridge Saturday, Oct. 25th, from 5:30-9pm. $5 per person to enter. Concessions will be sold. Walk the Haunted Woods, go on a hay ride, play Halloween games, enjoy some ghoulish treats.

sponsored by Madison Parks and Recreation. For more information call 540-308-1247 or email Valerie.mcparksrec@gmail.com

Rain Date: Oct. 26th.

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‘Frozen’ princess promises to be hot holiday item

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Snow Glow Elsa is one of only four toys to feature on three major guides of top toys for the Christmas season.

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American Girl, Rubik’s Cube among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

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They face off against My Little Pony, the Slip 'N Slide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other childhood favorites.

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Jada Pinkett Smith signs on to ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

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The star says she has been cast in a role that was initially intended for a man.

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Reality TV matriarch Kris Jenner divorcing

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She filed for divorce from her husband Bruce Jenner, the gold medal-winning Olympic athlete, almost a year after they announced their separation.

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Boxing champ Mike Tyson helped rescue a crash victim

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The former world heavyweight came to the aid of a motorcyclist who crashed on an interstate in Las Vegas last week.

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Super Bowl gets LED lighting upgrade

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When the big game kicks off next year it will be played under new lighting.

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Babe Ruth’s original Yankees contract up for sale

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The baseball legend's first New York Yankees contract is expected to fetch over $1 million when it goes up for auction next month.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

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Here is a look at the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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Ravens owner apologizes for not demanding Ray Rice video

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The owner of the Baltimore Ravens apologized, saying it "never crossed my mind" and he was "deeply sorry."

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Bears strike early to hold off Jets

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The Jets trailed 14-0 early on and while the home side battled hard to come back, getting within five points in the fourth quarter, the Bears were able to hold them out.

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Who is smarter – N.Y. or L.A.?

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If we're judging by this video alone, we're going to go with neither.

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WATCH: Skateboarding in 5,001 balloons

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These skateboarders have skills!

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Football player’s inspiring speech

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This Austin, Texas high school football star has words everyone should live by and his post-game speech is going viral.

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WATCH: Building the new 49ers stadium in 2 minutes

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A time lapse of 29 months of construction from ground-breaking to opening day.

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Jimmy Fallon’s giant birthday cake

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The "Tonight Show" host gets some star-studded surprises to celebrate his 40th birthday.

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Wanted Poster Issued For Jesse Matthew

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City Police have issued a wanted poster for Jesse Matthew, the person of interest in the Hannah Graham case.

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Digital Billboards Used In Search For Hannah

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Digital billboards are now being used in the search for Hannah Graham.

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Forensic Results From Search Expected Tuesday

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The person of interest in the Hannah Graham case remains at-large. Chief Tim Longo says forensic results from last Friday's search are expected Tuesday.

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Police Release Pictures Of Matthew’s Car

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Police have released photos of the car belonging to person of interest Jesse Matthew.

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Ronnie Roberts Will Be New Louisa Police Chief

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A 40-year veteran of the Charlottesville Police will be the next Police Chief for the Town of Louisa.

News

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U.S., Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

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The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.

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CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by early next year

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Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

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Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

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A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.

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Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

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The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.

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Allies join U.S. in fight against Islamic State

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Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets.

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