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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!  Now through March 15th Girl Scouts in our community are becoming young entrepreneurs as they learn goal setting, marketing skills and money management.  And for the 2nd year, the Girl Scout Cookie program has gone digital!  Find a Girl Scout or call 540-777-5105 to learn more and place your orders.  Cookies are still $4 a box and help support Girl Scout programs, camps and community service projects.  Click here and show your support to the Girl Scouts.

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Give the Gift of Life!

Give the gift of life!  Join Virginia Blood Services and VDOT Charlottesville Albemarle at VDOT Way in Charlottesville, Thursday, February 11th from 7:30 to 10:30am for a blood drive.  Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.  One donation can help save the lives of 3 people.  Although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year.  Give the gift of life – the life you save could be your own.

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2016 Quadruplicity Women’s Conference

The 2016 Quadruplicity Women’s Conference is set for Thursday, February 11th and nominations are now open for the Q Award!  The Q Award is presented annually by the Business Women’s Round Table as part of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce; honoring the accomplishments and contributions of many women in the chamber, with the winner being recognized as the Chamber’s Annual Businesswoman.  Nominate a woman, or yourself, who inspires other by exemplifying leadership, success, community service, and who demonstrates support for the Chamber and for other women.  Click here to submit your nomination.  The conference will be held February 11th at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville from 7:45am to 4:30pm and will feature Keynote Speaker Meredith Strohm Gunter of the Weldon Cooper Center along with breakout sessions in career, life, money, and health.  For more information, contact the Chamber at 434-295-2808 or email develop@cvillechamber.com

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“Literacy Volunteers” Celebrates Volunteers

Literacy Volunteers Celebrates Volunteers with a Reading by Anita Royston; writer, publisher, and education consultant specializing in family and community involvement in public education opportunities. The event will be on Saturday, February 13, at 2:30pm in the African American Heritage Center Auditorium at the Jefferson School City Center. Following Royston’s reading will be a brief recognition ceremony, honoring Literacy Volunteers Tutors of the Year for 2015.  This event is free and open to the public.

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Focus Talks: Alex Nyerges of the Virginia Fine Arts Museum

Focus Contemporary Art will be hosting a “Focus Talk” with the director of the Virginia Fine Arts Museum, Alex Nyerges. The talk will be held on Saturday, February 13th, 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Victory Hall Theater at 401 Valley Street in Scottsville. Admission is free.
Nyerges is currently serving his tenth year as the director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, at which he is credited with building one of the nation’s greatest and most comprehensive art museums. Having curated VFMA exhibitions for renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston, Nyerges has transformed our community into a cosmopolitan epicenter of great art. In addition to being the director of VFMA, Nyerges is also an artist. In an exhibition entitled “Chasing the Light,” his photography was displayed this past summer at the Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond.

For more information about the “Focus Talk”, call 434-987-2495.

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ headed for Broadway debut

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Harper Lee's classic novel is coming to Broadway for the first time in a new stage version written by "West Wing" writer Aaron Sorkin.

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Charlize Theron gearing up for ‘Fast 8’

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The "Mad Max: Fury Road" star is in early talks to play the villain in the eighth installment of the hugely successful street racing series.

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‘Deadpool’ isn’t even out yet – but a sequel is in the works

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Ryan Reynolds suits up as the homicidal mercenary, aka Wade Wilson, in the adaptation of the Marvel comic book series, which opens Friday.

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Move over Whopper, the King is adding hot dogs to its menu

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The world's most famous "dog" is helping the fast food chain promote its latest offering.

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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 11

People gather next to tributes placed near a mural of British singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C, in Brixton, south London, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday aged 69. He was born in Brixton. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry

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Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.

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Vickers to replace Tony Stewart

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Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a Friday news conference to discuss its plans for the No. 14 Chevrolet.

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PREVIEW: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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Brandt Snedeker will look to defend his title as 17 of the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings are in the field.

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Morris-Goodwin scuffle makes defeat worse for Suns

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The Phoenix Suns' season took another fractious turn on Wednesday when team mates Markieff Morris and Archie Goodwin got into a shoving match during the team’s loss to the Golden State Warriors.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here’s a look at some of today’s big sports headlines. CAVS WIN, 11 STRAIGHT FOR WARRIORS Kobe Bryant’s final game…

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Russian egg roulette with Peyton Manning & Magic Johnson

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It's the Super Bowl 50 champ versus the NBA legend.

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Who’s your daddy?

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When you're a baby and your dad is a twin, life can be confusing.

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WATCH: Oh mother …

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Is it the worst "Family Feud" answer ever? Judge for yourself.

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Will Ferrell wants to be the new animal expert on ‘The Late Show’

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Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" doesn’t have an animal expert yet, so why shouldn’t it be Will Ferrell?

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Elton John carpool karaoke

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James Corden asks Elton John to help him navigate Los Angeles on a rainy day.

UVA

2 hours ago in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Section Of 250 Bypass Closed Overnight

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Part of the westbound side of the 250 Bypass will be closed late Thursday night into early Friday morning.

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Matthew Lawyers Have Revised Deadline

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The defense lawyers for Jesse Matthew have a revised deadline for requesting a change of venue, if they want to go that route.

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Senate Approves Concealed Carry Bill

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A bill that makes it easier for people with a protective order to get a concealed weapons permit has won Senate approval.

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House Approves Weapons Related Bills

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The House of Delegates has approved three bills that are part of a compromise worked out by Governor McAuliffe and Republican leaders.

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Board Hears New Horror Stories

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The Albemarle Supervisors hear new horror stories from residents of Woodburn Road.

News

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

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Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

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U.S. preparing for Zika

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President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

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In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

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Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.

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Republican field narrows as Christie, Carly bow out

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Russian egg roulette with Peyton Manning & Magic Johnson

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It's the Super Bowl 50 champ versus the NBA legend.

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