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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.

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Friday’s After Five – 2014 Season

Still FREE after all these years!

Walk With A Doc

Starts with a five minute talk on a medical topic and then a 30 minute walk in the Downtown area accompanied by a Medical Doctor to encourage healthy exercise for individuals and families. No charge. Sponsored by the Albemarle County Medical Society.

Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour

On Labor Day, over 1, 000 people are expected to hit the backroads surrounding Charlottesville for the Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour, what Beyond the Flavor called, “A farm enthusiast’s ultimate local food field trip.” In its 6th year, the tour highlights producers from the Charlottesville City Market, and 12 farms will open their fields, barns, and greenhouses to visitors this year.  By presenting the tour annually, Market Central aims to strengthen the relationships between producers and consumers, and encourages support of local farmers as key to economic, physical, and environmental vibrancy in our area.

A $15 car pass admits everyone in your car on tour day to all of the participating farms, and most visitors will see 3 or 4 farms on tour day. The line-up of host farms changes a little every year, so it’s never the same tour twice.   The variety of farms assures that there is something for everyone: fruit, vegetables, beef, chicken, pork, cheese, mushrooms, beekeeping, medicinal herb lectures, weaving and spinning demos are represented on tour day.

Although the title of the tour is “Meet Yer Eats”, the event is really focused on getting to know your farmer.  That Charlottesville area has emerged as a one of “the happiest places” to live according to a recent Harvard Study, in part due to the abundance of good local food. And you get to know your food by getting to know your farmer. Many farms are offering special workshops and tours throughout the day that are specifically designed to share that knowledge.  It’s part progressive farmers market, part classroom, and a whole lot of fun for families, foodies and farmies, alike.

For a full list of participating farms, and ticket information, please visit http://meetyereats.wordpress.com/

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ACC Releases Virginia’s 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule

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Albemarle Supervisors have adoped a resolution dealing with future road improvements.

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State agencies have been told to come up with plans to cut their budgets.

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Search efforts to resume for missing National Guard pilot

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Friends’ reunion

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