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JABA

Volunteers are hte heart of JABA. They work with children in the local schools; deliver meals to the homebound and bring music and art into JABA’s Adult Care Centers. And, its volunteers who help make JABA’s resale boutique a shopping treasure, plus so much more. But even JABA’s dedicated volunteers need a break and come summer up to 30 percent leave for vacations and travel. This leaves many vital programs short handed
If you’ve thought about volunteering, JABA could sure use your help. To learn more about JABA’s volunteer opportunities during the summer or throughout the year, please contact Leanne Probst at 817-5272 or visit jabacares.org

Third Thursdays at The Lodge AT Old Trail

A Sensational Summer Series for Third Thursday at The Lodge:

June 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
An Evening with Gene Corrigan.
This is an event not to be missed for local sports fans. Bring your questions for this engaging sports expert and get his perspective on UVA sports today.

July 17, 2014 at 5:30
The Cultural Landscape of Babylon, Iraq: Managing Conflict and Change.
Please join us as Gina Haney, an architectural historian and UVA grad, presents a lecture that will transport you half way around the world and provide a fascinating view of the work being done to preserve history.

August 21, 2014 at 5:30
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!
Local chocolate artisan, Tim Gearhart, joins us to share his story of the distinctive and highly regarded chocolates he creates in his flagship store in Charlottesville. Recognized by the New York Times, USA Today, The Today Show and more, this is sure to be a sweet evening at The Lodge.

RSVP to 434-823-9100 or rsvp@lodgeatoldtrail.com

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.

Apply to be a docent at The Fralin!

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is currently accepting applications for the volunteer Docent Program. Docents at The Fralin engage visitors of all ages from across the Central Virginia region in conversations about the artwork on view. Interested community members are encouraged to apply by August 18. For more information, contact the Docent Coordinator at 434-243-2050 or email docenteducation@virginia.edu. You can also find out more online at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Third Thursdays at The Lodge at Old Trail

July 17, 2014 at 5:30
The Cultural Landscape of Babylon, Iraq: Managing Conflict and Change.
Please join us as Gina Haney, an architectural historian and UVA grad, presents a lecture that will transport you half way around the world and provide a fascinating view of the work being done to preserve history.

August 21, 2014 at 5:30
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!
Local chocolate artisan, Tim Gearhart, joins us to share his story of the distinctive and highly regarded chocolates he creates in his flagship store in Charlottesville. Recognized by the New York Times, USA Today, The Today Show and more, this is sure to be a sweet evening at The Lodge.

RSVP to 434-823-9100 or rsvp@lodgeatoldtrail.com

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The "Anchorman" star and his producing partner are planning another feature film.

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Batman Day honors 75 years of the Dark Knight

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DC Comics marks 75 years of Gotham's top crime-fighter today.

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 23.

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LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

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The basketball star sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.

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Seven ex-NFL players appeal concussion settlement

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Seven retired players are appealing a settlement between the league and former players stemming from a lawsuit over concussions.

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Hernandez murder trial to start in January

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Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd last summer.

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CEO: Clippers will lose players if Sterling stays

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The L.A. Clippers CEO says the team could face an exodus of players, sponsors, and fans if embattled owner Donald Sterling is still associated with the team.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dancing Grandpa is the best Grandpa

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This man might need two canes to walk, but he doesn't need any help to dance!

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Honest ‘Forrest Gump’ trailer

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Take an honest look at the film that beat "Pulp Fiction," and "The Shawshank Redemption" for Best Picture in 1994.

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Kids react to ’90s ‘Turtles’

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With the reboot of the "TMNT" movie coming out next month, these kids get schooled about the history of everyone's favorite mutated reptiles.

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Queen’s guards play ‘Thrones’ theme

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During the changing of the royal guards at Buckingham Palace the crowd is surprised with a little musical entertainment.

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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert battle to be the biggest ‘Star Wars’ fan

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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert jump at the chance to prove they're the world's biggest Star Wars fans and win a chance to be in "Episode VII."

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Judge Delays Sentencing For Mark Weiner

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An Albemarle judge has delayed the sentencing for Mark Lawrence Weiner.

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Sierra Club Wants Pesticide Ban In City Parks

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Our region's Sierra Club wants city officials to stop using pesticides in parks and other places.

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NC Firm To Explore Alternative Sewer Line Routes

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The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority wants a N.C. company to find an alternative local sewer line route.

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Police Search For Clock Thief

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City Police are trying to catch whoever swiped a giant clock from a store.

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Charlottesville Named Happiest City In America

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Yet another honorable designation for our area, this time in a study by Harvard University.

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Cuccinelli’s 2014 Goal Involves Electing Conservative U.S. Senators

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Former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wants to elect more conservatives to the U.S. Senate.

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Plane with first coffins of MH17 victims leaves Ukraine

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A Dutch air force plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner is on its way to the Netherlands.

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This man might need two canes to walk, but he doesn't need any help to dance!

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California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

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Fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, and pluots sold at major retailers including Kroger and Costco are being recalled over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

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Two courts injected new uncertainty into the future of Obamacare, with conflicting rulings on whether the government can subsidize health insurance.

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Last victim of deadly Washington mudslide found

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Search teams in Washington State have found the remains of a person thought to be the last victim of a mudslide that buried an entire community in March.

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U.S. courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obamacare

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A U.S. appeals court threw out a federal regulation that implements key subsidies that are vital to the health care overhaul.

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