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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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A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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The 17-year-old pop star is recording a single for the third installment of the franchise.

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David Cassidy reportedly skips court for race track

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The '70s heartthrob was reportedly at the race track while his attorney was in court representing him on a drunken driving charge.

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Stars hold out for big payday on ‘Big Bang Theory’

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Production of the hit comedy is on hold as the show's stars demand big bucks.

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REVIEW: ‘Guardians’ among year’s most entertaining

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Director James Gunn elevates our August with one of the most entertaining films of 2014, Marvel’s "Guardians of the Galaxy."

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Ravens’ Rice publicly apologizes to wife for domestic violence

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The running back apologizes to his wife for hitting her, vowing to be an "ambassador against domestic violence."

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 31.

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MLB: Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

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Teams are scrambling to finish acquiring difference-making players for this season or possible future stars ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

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Redskins hire PR firm amid fight over name

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The Washington Redskins have hired a public relations firm to help battle criticism that its name is a racial slur.

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Bosh officially re-signs with Heat

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The Miami Heat officially re-signed of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh.

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Mini dominoes break world record

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‘Game of Thrones’: Season 4 bloopers

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Check out the awkwardness behind the scenes with your favorite Westeros characters.

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Virginians React To House Vote Backing Anti-Obama Lawsuit

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UVA's Larry Sabato predicts a proposed lawsuit against President Obama won'ty go anywhere.

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Elizabeth Daly and ABC Board Settle Lawsuit

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Elizabeth Daly will recieve $212,500 after resolving legal action against Virginia's ABC Board.

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Senators Promote Bill Dealing With Sexual Assaults At Colleges

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Mark Warner and seven fellow U.S. Senators are promoting a bill that targets sexual assaults at colleges.

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UVA Cancer Facility Makes Top 100 List

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A University of Virginia facility is on the list of Top 100 cancer centers.

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McDonnell Jury Hears Emotional Testimony During Richmond Trial

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The jury at the Richmond trial of Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife heard emotional testimony Tuesday.

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Onetime Virginia Congressman Caldwell Butler Has Died

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Long ago Virginia Congressman Caldwell Butler (R- Roanoke) has passed away.

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill

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Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

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Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

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Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill

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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care

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The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.

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