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May 2021 NewsletterMay 2021 Newsletter

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Basic Safety Rules for the Dog ParkBasic Safety Rules for the Dog Park

Dog parks can be a great benefit of your apartment community! But a dog park requires some very important rules, and it’s crucial that you understand the do’s and don’ts of the dog park. Follow them every time you and your pooch visit the park to ensure a paws-itive experience for everyone.

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Get the Most Out of your Apartment Storage SpaceGet the Most Out of your Apartment Storage Space

No matter how large your apartment may be, it seems like we always need more storage space. Where should you store your favorite kitchen gadgets? What do you do with the day to day clutter that you haven’t had time to process yet? There are simple answers to most of these questions. All you need is a little creativity (and perhaps some shelves)…

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Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival 2021 - Event near CharlottesvilleCrozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

The Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival is excited to be back for 2021! The Claudius Crozet Park will host the event on Mother's Day Weekend, May 8th and 9th.

The festival will feature over 120 Artists and Exhibitors featuring unique handmade and handcrafted works of art.

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Festy 2021 - Event in CharlottesvilleFesty 2021

Festy is back for 2021 with a social distanced festival experience and is putting the safety and enjoyment of everyone first!

Charlottesville’s Chisholm Vineyards will host the Festy 2021 Music Festival, with performance dates from April to June.

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The Effect of COVID-19 on Apartment RentalThe Effect of COVID-19 on Apartment Rental

We saw so many changes in 2020. Some of us have had to change jobs, we started teaching our kids at home, and we learned to work at home. As our lives changed to adapt to our new normal, COVID-19 has made renting more popular than ever.

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Historic Garden Week - Albemarle - Event in CharlottesvilleHistoric Garden Week - Albemarle

Virginia's Historic Garden Week will feature Albemarle with a self-driving tour on Sunday, April 18th.

The self-driving tour will feature three private garden exteriors that will delight both serious and novice gardeners alike!

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Fun Fair & Camp Expo! - Event in CharlottesvilleFun Fair & Camp Expo!

CharlottesvilleFamily's Fun Fair & Camp Expo will take place Virtually this year from March 20th to 26th!

The Virtual Fun Fair & Camp Expo gives you and your family the chance to learn about and explore multiple summer camps and kids activities, right from home! The online event will also feature helpful tips, exciting giveaways, fun activities and much more.

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Wildrock Into the Wild Day Camp - Event in CharlottesvilleWildrock Into the Wild Day Camp

Wildrock is offering COVID-friendly small group drop-off camp on Fridays, for children ages 6-10 to experience an outdoor adventure!

Free play on the playscape and in the discovery barn, trail exploration and crafts daily. Children explore what it is like for animals to live at Wildrock through the seasons and visit Wildrock’s education animals.

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Virginia Festival of the Book - Event in CharlottesvilleVirginia Festival of the Book

The 27th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book will take place virtually this year from March 13th to 26th!

The event will feature a full schedule of engaging discussions for all ages and interests. The majority of our events this year will be held on Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook.

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Holiday Decorating for Your ApartmentSafe and Sanitary in the Fitness Center

The cold weather and continued rise of COVID infections have made it increasingly difficult to find a safe place to enjoy a complete, effective workout. Your community fitness center is a great place to “hit the gym” without leaving home, but you must take the same precautions would in a public gym. The tips below will help you stay fit and avoid the virus.

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Winter Wonder Walk - Event in CharlottesvilleWinter Wonder Walk

A festive forest is coming to the IX Art Park! In lieu of large events, Charlottesville's IX Art Park will be filled with seasonal art, lights and decorations for safe outings, December 4th through January 30th.

Enjoy a safe and socially distanced walk through a winter wonderland, free for all ages and open 7 days a week!

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Holiday Decorating for Your ApartmentHoliday Decorating for Your Apartment

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to “deck the halls”! You don’t have to be one of Santa’s elves to give your apartment some holiday sparkle – simple changes can make a big impact with very little effort. Use these tips to achieve maximum “merry”!

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Holidays in CharlottesvilleHoliday Cheer in Charlottesville

The holidays this year might look a little different, and that could be a very wonderful thing! While we cannot gather together, Charlottesville has employed some very merry ingenuity to create opportunities to celebrate in brand new ways.

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The Nutcracker: On Demand - Event in CharlottesvilleThe Nutcracker: On Demand

The Charlottesville Ballet will host a virtual event, The Nutcracker: On Demand from December 20th to 27th.

Follow Clara’s journey as Co-Director Emily Hartka reads the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by footage from past Charlottesville Ballet Nutcracker productions. Celebrate the joy of the holiday season from the comfort of your couch!

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Give Thanks Safely in 2020Give Thanks Safely in 2020

As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us are at a loss about how or even if we can celebrate the holiday while keeping our families safe. It’s true that this year’s holiday will be different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make new traditions and enjoy the holiday.

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Charlottesville Tinsel Trail - Event in CharlottesvilleCharlottesville Tinsel Trail

In partnership with The Shops at Stonefield, the Junior League of Charlottesville is bringing holiday cheer this season with approximately 100 lighted live holiday trees sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations, families, groups, and individuals!

This FREE community event runs from November 21nd to January 3rd, at the Stonefield Green.

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Laptop Learning: Limitless Opportunities at HomeLaptop Learning: Limitless Opportunities at Home

If you are hoping to save money, learn a new skill for work, or find something to do without ever leaving your apartment, take a look at YouTube!Here are just a few of the many things you can learn from your laptop.

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Fall Leaf Viewing in VirginiaFall Leaf Viewing in Virginia

As the weather cools, the leaves in Virginia turn the mountains and valleys into a tableau of stunning beauty created by an impressive variety of colors. It may not be safe to gather indoors, but the autumn leaves are a wonderful excuse to go for a scenic drive!

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Haunted Halloween at HomeHaunted Halloween at Home

You can tour some of the best haunted places right from your laptop! We've put togther a list of some truly “must-see” haunted places that you can visit online.

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Working from HomeMake Working from Home a Success

Many of us have started working from home and have begun to tackle the challenges presented by working where we live. It’s not uncommon to feel frustrated as you learn to navigate the difficulties of creating a work space at home, but it can be done!

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Virginia Film Festival - Event in CharlottesvilleVirginia Film Festival

The highly anticipated annual Virginia Film Festival will take place this year online, on October 21st through 25th, hosted by the University of Virginia.

The festival will feature a diverse slate of digital screenings including features, documentaries, and shorts, as well as panels, Q&As, and a series of conversations with leading industry experts and artists.

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Walk-Up Farmers Market - Event in CharlottesvilleWalk-Up Farmers Market

Get fresh local food while social distancing at the city's only walk-up market! The IX Art Park is hosting an order & pickup Farmers Market on Saturdays, providing safe access to fresh produce for Charlottesville residents.

The Walk-Up Farmers Market uses safety guidelines to help keep shoppers safe, such as enforcing social distancing and masks. You can pick up your online order at the vendor's booth, or you can use our new drive-through booth and stay in your vehicle.

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5 Tips for Your Home Workout5 Tips for Your Home Workout

Exercising can be one of the most difficult activities to schedule and maintain. We all know that we need to work out regularly, but we never seem to find the time or energy. Here are a few tips to make your home exercise plan easier!

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Create the Perfect Movie Night In!Create the Perfect Movie Night In!

You don’t have to go to a theater to enjoy a great movie experience. You can create the perfect movie night right in your apartment. You can even wear your pajamas! Movie Night In is a wonderful way to save money and keep your TV routine from becoming stagnant while you stay safe at home.

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Live Music On The Hill at Pippin Hill - Event in CharlottesvilleLive Music On The Hill | Pippin Hill

Come spend a Sunday afternoon with live music and local wine at the beautiful Pippin Hill winery!

Every Sunday from 1-4 PM, Pippin Hill will host local musicians out on the Veranda during their Live Music on The Hill series. Get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors with an amazing view, live music and delicious wine.

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Transition to Apartment LifeMake a Smooth Transition to Apartment Life

Whether you are moving into your first apartment or downsizing from a single-family home, transitioning to apartment life can be a breeze or a struggle, depending on your approach. Moving from a single-family home to an apartment offers many benefits you may not have previously considered. Here are a few ways to help make the transition smoother!

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Staying Sane During “Stay at Home”Staying Sane During “Stay at Home”

We all have to do our part and observe the "Stay at Home" order to protect ourselves and our community from the spread of COVID-19, but working, teaching and living together with no distractions can be difficult. We have some great ideas to help you do the right thing without losing your sanity.

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Dog Walking Trails in CharlottesvilleDog Walking Trails in Charlottesville

Charlottesville is the perfect city to share life with your dog. There are dog-friendly activities, trails and dog parks are around every corner! You and Fluffy can always find a new place to explore. Whether your perfect walk is in the city limits or on a mountain trail with your outward bound hound, there is a trail near Charlottesville that’s right for you.

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Houseplants for Your Pet-Friendly Charlottesville ApartmentHouseplants for Your Pet-Friendly Charlottesville Apartment

Adding houseplants to your Charlottesville apartment decor can spruce up your space and improve your health, but some plants can put your pets and children at risk. Use our guide to make safe choices the whole family can enjoy!

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Virginia Festival of the Book - Event in CharlottesvilleVirginia Festival of the Book

The Virginia Festival of the Book will take place for its 26th annual year, March 18th through 22th across locations in Charlottesville.

The Festival brings together more than 20,000 writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, literacy, and literary culture with author discussions, panels, speakers, live readings and more.

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At the Heart of it All: Charlottesville LivingAt the Heart of it All: Charlottesville Living

Charlottesville offers a wealth of options to improve your lifestyle, combining big city opportunity with small town charm. Learn all about the best of Charlottesville living in our handy guide!

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Five Reasons to Love Apartment LivingFive Reasons to Love Apartment Living

Whether you're considering buying a new home or already a home owner, you may be surprised by all the ways that an apartment community can not only make your life easier, but provide more opportunities to make it better.

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Charlottesville Dog Friendly Apartment DecorationPerfecting Your “Dog House”

Has your Charlottesville apartment style started to "go to the dogs?" You can balance great apartment decor with dog friendly style to create the perfect "Dog House". Let our apartment decorating suggestions get you started!

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Charlottesville Named in Top 10 Most Giving Cities in U.S.Charlottesville Named in Top 10 Most Giving Cities in U.S.

Tuesday was considered Giving Tuesday across the United States, and according to a study done by Smart Asset, Charlottesville is listed number four out of the top 10 cities that are considered the most giving.

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Holiday Shopping in CharlottesvilleHoliday Shopping in Charlottesville

Your Charlottesville apartment is the perfect holiday shopping headquarters! Enjoy shopping in the beautiful Charlottesville setting, and find a gift to make everyone on your list smile. Use our handy holiday shopping guide to get started!

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Holiday Magic: Celebrate the Season in CharlottesvilleHoliday Magic: Celebrate the Season in Charlottesville

The leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler, and the holiday season is just around the corner. Get ready for a magical holiday with our guide to some of the amazing events that are an important part of Charlottesville's favorite holiday traditions!

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The Benefits of Apartment Rental: Commitment v. ConvenienceThe Benefits of Apartment Rental: Commitment v. Convenience

Apartment living can provide freedom, manageable costs, and the opportunity to live in a location that is ideal for you - discover the benefits.

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The Cathcart Group Breaks Ground in Chester, VA

The Cathcart Group Breaks Ground in Chester, VA

The Reserve at Rivington will redefine the lifestyle of those individuals looking for an amenity-rich community to call home.

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Amazing Autumn: Fall Fun in CharlottesvilleAmazing Autumn: Fall Fun in Charlottesville

Charlottesville’s gorgeous scenic beauty and a wealth of activities make this the best season to get out and see the city. Use our Fall Fun Guide to get started!

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Cat in Apartment Living TipsPurr-fecting the Cat Nap

Create the perfect nap niche for your cat and have fun. Upgrade your Charlottesville apartment with variety and new options that will make your home an even better place for your cat to lounge! Here are some of our suggestions to create the purr-fect apartment for your feline roommate!

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Downtown Charlottesville EventsThe Best Part of Summer: Midsummer in Charlottesville

People tend to call Midsummer the "Dog Days" of summer, but in Charlottesville, they can be the best days of summer! Squeeze every last drop of fun out of the season by visiting our guide to all the exciting things that are often the best at the end of summer.

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Dog Days of Summer in your Charlottesville ApartmentSummer Fun for your Hot Dog

We're in the middle of a heat wave! You can take a dip in the apartment pool to cool off, but when it's too hot to go for a walk by 7 am, your dog finds the heat and humidity much less enticing. Use our guide to entertaining your dog inside and keep your dog happy even when it's too hot to do anything outside.

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Charlottesville Apartment Party TipsBig Party in a Small Space: Independence Day Apartment Party

Are you ready to throw a great Independence Day party but think you can't do it in an apartment? Think again! Our helpful tips and our delicious kebab recipe can help you make the most of your space, time, and creativity and help you pull off a fabulous summer party.

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Charlottesville Apartment StyleSticks and Stones: New Furniture, New Space

Are you ready for an update to your Charlottesville apartment style, but you dread the hassle of paint? Try some of the great new decorating trends for 2019 and include some of these new furniture pieces and accents to create a brand new space!

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