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The Reserve at Belvedere's Scoop provides a monthly newsletter for apartment residents, with information, articles, recipes, and a much more! As well as a Blog with news and updates about your apartment community, and events and activities happening in and around Charlottesville Virginia. Check back often for new updates!

July 2019 NewsletterJuly 2019 Newsletter

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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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Juneteenth Celebration - Event in CharlottesvilleJuneteenth Celebration

On June 14th and 15th, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center will host the 19th Annual Juneteenth Celebration! The event will honor our local ancestors and celebrate our present accomplishments with presentations, a party on the lawn and more!

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U. S State of Texas–the last state where slaves were told of their emancipation.

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Charlottesville Apartment PoolStay Safe for Summer Fun

If you're like us, you can't wait to jump into the Belvedere's apartment pool! The weather is getting hotter and we're looking forward to long, sunny days at the poolside. Before you jump into your Charlottesville apartment pool this Memorial Day weekend, brush up on your water safety!

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Apartment Garden Basics - Event in CharlottesvilleApartment Garden Basics

Growing the perfect garden isn’t about space - you can create a beautiful garden just about anywhere. You can grow your own fruit, vegetables, and herbs right in your Charlottesville apartment! With a little basic setup, you can start your perfect apartment garden rather simply!

Here are a few of our tips and tricks for creating everything from a kitchen window herb garden to a balcony vegetable box!

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Know Good Beer & Bourbon Festival - Event in CharlottesvilleKnow Good Beer & Bourbon Festival

The Know Good Beer & Bourbon Spring Festival is taking place this year on May 11th at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville!

The Know Good Beer & Bourbon Festival will feature local breweries and distilleries and offer an amazing selection of regional and national brews, ciders, bourbons and ciders to sample and buy, as well as live music.

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PAW Patrol Live! - Event in CharlottesvillePAW Patrol Live!

Charlottesville's John Paul Jones Arena will host Paw Patrol Live! on May 7th and May 8th! This interactive performance of the hit kid's television show is the perfect opportunity for the Paw Patrol lover in your life to see their favorite characters live and up close!

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue!

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Tom Tom Summit and Festival - Event in CharlottesvilleTom Tom Summit & Festival

The Tom Tom Spring Summit and Festival will take place April 8th through 14th, at various locations around Charlottesville. This event features inspirational conferences during the day, and then at night, hosts a block party and performances to celebrate the community!

The Tom Tom Foundation is a nonprofit organization that celebrates entrepreneurs, civic leaders, and creators who are shaping cities and communities across the nation.

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

The Virginia Festival of the Book returns for its 25th Annual year, March 20th through 24th, in Charlottesville, Virginia. and Albemarle County!

Taking place at various venues across Charlottesville and Albemarle, the event features over more than 200 programs including author signings, discussions, book readings, and much more! The Virginia Festival of the Book celebrates new work in all genres and for all ages and levels of readers.

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Be a Model Pet CitizenBe a Model Pet Citizen

Charlottesville is a delightfully pet-friendly community! Follow these simple guidelines and you can get the maximum the benefits of living in an apartment home with your best friend.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival - Film Festival in CharlottesvilleBanff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Charlottesville's Paramount Theater in will feature the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour, on On March 10th and 11th!

Hosted by the Shenandoah National Park Trust, the Banff Mountain Film Festival showcases the best of the best short films featuring climbing, kayaking, skiing, biking, cave diving, and more.

Charlottesville Apartment DecoratingApartment Decor for 2019

If your apartment could use a little face-lift to remind you why you love your living room, take a look at the trends for 2019. Modern decorating lets you create an individual space with pizazz!

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The Roadshow Tour 2019 - Concert in CharlottesvilleThe Roadshow Tour 2019

The Roadshow Tour will be at Charlottesville’s John Paul Jones Arena on Friday, February 22nd!

Celebrating its tenth year on the road, The 2019 Roadshow Tour will feature Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, worship with very special guest Michael W. Smith and Leanna Crawford.

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14th Annual Fun Fair & Camp Expo - event in Charlottesville14th Annual Fun Fair & Camp Expo

The Fun Fair and Camp Expo is the only expo of its kind in Central Virginia, where families can talk face-to-face with camp exhibitors from all over the East Coast!

The 14th Annual Fun Fair & Camp Expo will take place February 10th at the DoubleTree in Charlottesville, and feature summer camp exhibitors from all over the East Coast, giveaways, games, activities, and more!

Charlottesville Apartment Fitness Center2019 Fitness Trends to Try in Your Apartment Fitness Center

If haven’t explored your apartment community’s fitness center, make a plan to stop in this year. Achieve your best health without an expensive gym membership by trying out the state-of-the-art fitness center right at home!

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Panic! at the disco - concert in CharlottesvilleJohn Paul Jones Arena: Panic! At The Disco

Charlottesville's John Paul Jones Arena will host Panic! At the Disco, on January 23rd, as part of their Pray for the Wicked North American Tour.

The tour will promote their new record of the same name and be supported by Two Feet and Betty Who. The Grammy-nominated American alternative rock band now has six studio albums and numerous nominations and awards for their music.

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Charlottesville for the HolidaysCharlottesville for the Holidays

Right outside your Charlottesville apartment you can explore one-of-a-kind places to find unique gifts, make special memories in beautiful settings, or celebrate a favorite tradition in a different way. Get started with a few of our favorite ways to celebrate the holidays in Charlottesville.

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The Center at Belvedere Breaks Ground on ConstructionThe Center at Belvedere Breaks Ground on Construction

The Center, formerly known as The Senior Center Inc., broke ground on November 16th for a brand new facility located in the Belvedere neighborhood that has been a long time in the making on Friday.

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First Night CharlottesvilleFirst Night Charlottesville

Come to Downtown Charlottesville on December 31st for First Night Charlottesville, a community celebration of the arts!

The event aims to bring the neighbors and the community together with live entertainment, performances, shows, magicians, family-friendly activities, food and drink vendors, and much more!

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Dave Matthews Band - Concert in Charlottesville VaDave Matthews Band

The Dave Matthews band will be returning to John Paul Jones Arena for two nights, December 14th and 15th!

DMB will be returning home to Charlottesville as part of their 10-city arena 2018 tour. Originally founded in our community, the Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that has released 9 studio albums and has achieved many music awards and nominations.

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The Art Life: Charlottesville's Thriving Art CommunityThe Art Life: Charlottesville's Thriving Art Community

Charlottesville combines special blend of urban sophistication, academic influence, and regional flavor that provides a wealth of opportunities to experience culture. The city's varied and vibrant art community contains an amazing array of opportunities to experience the visual arts. Get started with a few of our favorite stops on your art tour of Charlottesville.

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Monticello Holiday Classic 5K event in Charlottesville VaMonticello Holiday Classic 5K

Come and enjoy the festivities during the Annual Monticello Holiday Classic 5K, on December 1st! Taking place on the grounds of historic Monticello in Charlottesville, this family-friendly 5k begins at the East Walk of Monticello and ends at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Smith Education Center.

Kids can also enjoy the Deck the Halls Kids Dash, a loop around the West Lawn within the shadows of Monticello.

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Monticello Holiday Open House Event in Charlottesville VaMonticello Holiday Open House

On Sunday, November 25th, come and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Monticello's Annual Holiday Open House! The Holiday Open House features free entry to Thomas Jefferson's historic home, specially decorated for the holiday season.

The Holiday Open House is also a great place to pick up unique gifts with holiday specials at the Shop at Monticello!

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Charlottesville: Simply the BestCharlottesville: Simply the best

Charlottesville has frequently been named as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live, and Charlottesville apartment residents know why: Charlottesville living really does offer something for everyone! Check out a few of our favorite reasons to live in the best town in the country.

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Virginia Film Festival event in Charlottesville VaVirginia Film Festival

The Annual Virginia Film Festival takes place November 1st through 4th at various locations around the Grounds of UVA and throughout Charlottesville.

The festival features special guests, including acclaimed directors and actors to professors and leading cultural experts who lead discussions that stimulate, educate, and engage, as well as showcasing new documentaries, fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and local filmmakers from Virginia.

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MercyMe Concert at John Paul Jones ArenaMercyMe “The Imagine Nation Tour”

MercyMe’s “The Imagine Nation Tour” will be at John Paul Jones Arena on October 20th! The tour will feature long time friends Tenth Avenue North and many of fan favorite songs!

MercyMe is one of Christian music's most successful bands, with over 9 studio albums produced and consistently topping charts and winning music awards.

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Thomas Rhett: Life Changes Tour - Concert in CharlottesvilleThomas Rhett: Life Changes Tour

Thomas Rhett will be bringing his Life Changes 2018 Tour to Charlottesville on September 29th, at John Paul Jones Arena, with special guests Brett Young & Midland. The tour will feature songs from his new album of the same name, as well as favorite songs from past albums.

Thomas Rhett is an American country music singer and songwriter with three studio albums that have produced hits like Marry Me, Make Me Wanna, Die a Happy Man, and many more!

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A Class All Its Own: Charlottesville ShoppingA Class All Its Own: Charlottesville Shopping

Living in a Charlottesville apartment has lots of perks, and one of the most rewarding is the amazing shopping close by. Charlottesville boasts not just variety but a unique and unmatchable charm that makes shopping an adventure. Amid the myriad choices are some amazing gems, places you'll visit again and again to find treasures that you'll want to take home. Check out a few of our favorites!

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Charlottesville: An Active Foodie HavenCharlottesville: An Active Foodie Haven

Charlottesville apartment living places you in the perfect environment to enjoy a day of hiking and breathtaking views rewarded by a world class meal! A plethora a beautiful hiking and biking trails is complemented by a wide variety of exquisite and unique food offerings that can satisfy your gourmet side while fueling your active lifestyle. Read a few of our suggestions about how to pair some the best parts of Charlottesville life.

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Charlottesville Womens Four MilerCharlottesville Women's Four Miler

The Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler takes place on Saturday, September 1st, and will benefit the UVA Breast Care Program! Take part in Virginia’s largest all-women’s race, where 3,500 women and girls will come together to support breast cancer care and research!

During is 24 years, the race has attracted over 48,000 runners and raised over $3.5 million for cancer care and research!​

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Virginia Craft Brewers FestVirginia Craft Brewers Fest

The Three Notch’d Brewing Company will host the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, Saturday, August 18 at IX Art Park in Charlottesville.

The Virginia Craft Brewers Fest brings the best beer in Virginia all to one place! The event will feature over 100 breweries serving tastings, live music and vendors serving food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Charlottesville Craft Beer: Trend from TraditionCharlottesville Craft Beer: Trend from Tradition

Craft beer seems to easy to find lately! If you live in Charlottesville, it's even easier to find exceptional craft beer. Central Virginia has become a popular community for beer lovers and brewers. Conveniently located near several world class craft breweries, Charlottesville is at the heart of every kind of beer experience from local neighborhood pubs to day trips that feature gorgeous Virginia scenery! Find out how to plan your beer tour of the area.

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2nd Annual Charlottesville Day2nd Annual Charlottesville Day

Bring the family out for a fun-filled day of games and live entertainment, at the 2nd Annual Charlottesville Day! Charlottesville Day takes place on August 4th, at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville and aims to bring the Charlottesville community together.

Charlottesville Day provides a day of fun for the whole family, with games and activities, live entertainment, vendors and food trucks, and more!

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Albemarle County FairAlbemarle County Fair

The Annual Albemarle County Fair takes place this year on July 26th through 28th, at James Monroe's Highlands. This local favorite event features all your fair favorites, with agricultural exhibits, baked goods, crafts, family entertainment, events, livestock, and good-old country fun!

In addition, the Highland will offer historic demonstrations, including a blacksmith, wool spinning and weaving, and a reproduction button maker.

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RAB Announced Winner of Readers' Choice 2018 AwardJuly 4th at Monticello

Charlottesville's historic Monticello will hold their 55th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony, on July 4th on the grounds of Monticello.

The event will feature a speaker and Naturalization Ceremony, celebrating new citizens from around the world, as well as a free Open House walk-through tours of Monticello after the ceremony!

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RAB Announced Winner of Readers' Choice 2018 AwardBelvedere Announced 1st Place Winner of Readers' Choice 2018 Award

Reserve at Belvedere’s management and staff are so excited & proud to have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Apartment Community! This award was voted on by the Daily Progress Readers. It’s an honor to be rewarded for working hard for excellence in customer service, maintenance, apartments and amenities. All three of Cathcart’s Apartment Communities in Charlottesville were recognized by the Daily Progress Readers. It was a full award sweep! Thanks to all our wonderful residents, employees and partners for helping us achieve this award.

Reserve at Belvedere Won 2017 Excellence in Customer Service Award

Reserve at Belvedere has won big again! Excellence Award for outstanding customer service by CEL. We are so proud of our community and our employees!

Charlottesville ranks 5th in the US as one of the Happiest & Healthiest Cities!

NBC 29 recently reported that Charlottesville is one of the healthiest and happiest cities in the U.S . Charlottesville, VA ranks fifth out of nearly 200 communities in a new report on the State of American Well-Being.

The Gallup-Health index reviewed five elements of well-being: purpose, social, financial, community, and physical. Charlottesville, VA ranks highest in social and physical well-being.

The report states that 89 percent of Charlottesvillians surveyed report significant enjoyment on any given day. Also, 74- percent report being active and productive every day.

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