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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.

Homecoming and Revival

Join us for Homecoming on Sunday August 17 at 10:00 a.m.  Special speakers are Buddy and Lois Woodson, missionaries to London.
August 17-20, Sunday through Wednesday night at 6:45, Revival Services featuring Pastor Gabe Turner from The Point in Charlottesville.  Special music each night.

Homecoming and Revival

Join us for Homecoming on Sunday August 17 at 10:00 a.m.  Special speakers are Buddy and Lois Woodson, missionaries to London.
August 17-20, Sunday through Wednesday night at 6:45, Revival Services featuring Pastor Gabe Turner from The Point in Charlottesville.  Special music each night.

Literacy Volunteers

Betty Bookworm from Literacy Volunteers will be participating in CLAW (Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers) on Saturday, August 23rd at Blue Moon Diner. Doors open at 7, wrestling starts at 8.

VIP tickets are on sale for $50 each via www.literacyforall.org or call 977-3838.

General Admission is $5. All proceeds benefit adult education at Literacy Volunteers.

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The actor has been arrested after missing two court appearances.

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‘Jackass’ star could face charges for Seaworld prank

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Confirmed: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have split

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Mo’ne Davis, team out of Little League World Series

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Star pitcher Mo'ne Davis and her team are out of the running.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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Here is a look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 22.

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If Michael Bay directed ‘Up’

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Cue the Linkin Park, Carl's journey to Paradise Falls just got more intense.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Best Ice Bucket Challenge fail. Period.

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WATCH: A girl attempts the Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after having her wisdom teeth removed. It backfires miserably.

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‘Baby Got Class’: A back to school parody

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The family that brought you "Xmas Jammies" is back with another fantastic parody video.

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These genius thoughts prove Nick Offerman is more than just a simple man with a glorious mustache.

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From ‘Breaking Bad’ to ‘Barely Legal Pawn’

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WATCH: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunited for "Barely Legal Pawn," to promote the upcoming Emmy Awards.

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UVA’s Invasion Of First-Years Has Begun

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The University of Virginia is greeting thousands of new students who are beginning collegiate life this weekend.

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McAullife, Herring Address Sexual Assault At Colleges

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Two top state officials have announced an effort to address sexual assault and violence on college campuses.

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Same-Sex Marriage On Hold

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Thanks to a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court, there will be no gay or lesbian marriages in Virginia for the time being

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Residents Of Birdwood-Hillcrest Learn More About Interchange

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March, memorial service planned in embattled Missouri town

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National Guard troops are preparing to leave following two straight nights of relative calm after more than a week of racially-charged protests.

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Watchdog finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

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The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier.

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Pentagon: Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’

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The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the U.S., military leaders say.

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U.S. Rep. Ryan sees no gov’t. shutdown this year

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid government shutdown this year.

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