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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.

Senior Center’s September Yard Sale

The Senior Center’s annual Fall Yard Sale is here and everyone is sure to find a must-have treasure!  It all kicks off with a preview sale on Friday, September 19th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  Admission is $5.00 at the door.  On Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:00 AM – 1:00 pm the event is free.

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.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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It’s been 30 years since ‘The Cosby Show’ debuted

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Here are some of our favorite moments from one of America's favorite TV families.

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Jennifer Garner’s life ‘too boring’ for Instagram

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The "Dallas Buyers Club" actress is adamant she won't join her husband, actor Ben Affleck, on Twitter either.

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Arrrr, mateys! It’s ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’

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Today marks the annual "holiday" devoted to all things seaworthy.

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Fey, Bateman improv in ‘This is Where I Leave You’

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Tina Fey and Jason Bateman co-star as siblings in the drama-infused comedy "This Is Where I Leave You," which opens today.

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Virginia Falls to BYU in First Road Game of 2014

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PROVO, Utah — Taysom Hill threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a score to lead No. 21 Brigham Young…

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Charlottesville Trumps William Monroe 24-19

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In the WINA High School Football Game of the Week, Charlottesville High School prevailed over William Monroe 24-19 behind its dynamic rushing attack.

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This week’s top sports shots

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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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Vince Gill named best golfer in music

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Gill beat out other country stars Kip Moore and Jake Owen to be named the best on the golf course.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘The Voice’ vs. Jimmy Fallon

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Jimmy Fallon is back with another lip sync battle, but this time he faces off against two of music's biggest names.

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‘Star Wars’ minus music

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Without John Williams, the Throne Room would be a scene full of people creepily smiling at each other.

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Barbra Streisand’s ‘celebrity’ duets

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The star appears on late-night TV for the first time in 50 years and is joined by some big names to perform a series of duets.

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Sesame Street’s ‘Star S’mores’ trailer

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Sesame Street has its own take on "Star Wars" and it's adorable, funny, creative ... and makes us want to be a kid again.

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Rory McIlroy’s amazing tee shot

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The golfer's tee shot goes left into the trees and somehow lands in the pocket of a spectator!

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Virginia Falls to BYU in First Road Game of 2014

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PROVO, Utah — Taysom Hill threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a score to lead No. 21 Brigham Young…

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British Publication Identifies Person Of Interest

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A British publication has identified the person of interest in the Hannah Graham case.

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Hannah Graham: Police Interview ‘Person Of Interest”

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Police say Hannah Graham was spotted in a Downtown Mall restaurant with a man they believe drove her away.

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Blue Ridge Tunnel Project Begins Soon In Nelson

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A project to restore the Blue Ridge Tunnel in Nelson County will get underway soon.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘The Voice’ vs. Jimmy Fallon

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Jimmy Fallon is back with another lip sync battle, but this time he faces off against two of music's biggest names.

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

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Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.

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Suspect in Pa. police ambush put on FBI wanted list

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A week-long manhunt continues for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, who was added to the FBI's "most wanted" list.

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