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Community Connection: Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont in Charlottesville welcomes you to join them virtually on Thursdays in September at 7:00 PM for the Ian Robertson Legacy Lectureship – The Healing Properties of Nature.

For more information, including ticket details and a list of speakers, you can go to their website. All proceeds benefit the Garden, where their mission is to educate and inspire through the beauty and importance of plants, to advance sustainability, to engage in nature, and to promote human and environmental well-being.

2021-09-02T15:58:37-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Community Connection: Virginia Institute of Autism

The Virginia Institute of Autism is a nonprofit in Charlottesville that is dedicated to providing compassionate, effective, evidence-based services for people with autism and their families across the region.

They are hosting a grand opening celebration for the Center for Adolescent and Adult Autism Services (CAAAS).

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 28 from 5:00-7:30 pm, and will include formal remarks, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and an open house.

2021-09-02T15:58:20-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Community Connection: The Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Charlottesville provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace throughout their fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.  They are the community sponsor for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.  This nonprofit program delivers one age-appropriate book per month through the mail to children from birth until they turn 5 years old.

You can learn more online at charlottesvillerotary.org.

2021-08-27T19:42:42-04:00August 27th, 2021|

Community Connection: Foxfield Racing

Foxfield Racing, located in Albemarle County, and under new local management, is now a non-profit.

Their Fall Race is happening on Sunday, October 3rd at Foxfield. They welcome new and returning attendees and will have a large children’s tent full of activities and things to explore between the races.

They have partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, and proceeds from the race will support Habitat’s efforts in our community.

For more information you can go to their website.

2021-08-27T19:33:44-04:00August 27th, 2021|

Community Connection: Roberta Webb Early Education Center

The Roberta Webb Early Education Center partners with families to provide rich educational experiences that prepare children for a lifetime of learning. Since 1994, it has been their privilege to advance the educational vision of their namesake Mrs. Roberta Morgan Webb (1889 – 1990). They believe that our children are gifts to the world, and they value the religious, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity that they represent.

They invite families into their children’s learning and through the children reach into the life of the community.  Roberta Webb EEC is where the journey of lifelong learning begins.

You can learn more on their website.

2021-08-20T16:02:01-04:00August 20th, 2021|

Community Connection: RVA Beard League

Founded in 2011, the RVA Beard League is a social volunteer organization in Richmond improving their hometown through the three C’s of community service, charitable fundraising, and camaraderie.

On Saturday, October 2nd, they’re hosting the Mid-Atlantic Beard & ‘Stache Championships 008, a charity facial hair competition to benefit Shine For Scott, a non-profit that helps the increasing number of young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The Mid-Atlantic Beard & ‘Stache Championships consists of 15 facial hair categories representing a diverse array of styles and lengths and two devoted to fake beards so that everyone — including ladies, kids, and the (in)voluntarily clean shaven — can compete!

You can learn more about the event and the work they do at their website.

2021-08-20T15:48:10-04:00August 20th, 2021|

Community Connection: United Way of Richmond

The United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is excited to announce WomenRise – a child care scholarship program for single moms that are pursuing post-secondary education or career training. The cost of childcare in our service area is often more than $1,000 per month, per child. This massive expense can make it nearly impossible for single parents to maintain financial stability while furthering their education in pursuit of a reliable living-wage career.

By covering the cost of childcare, they are providing the opportunity for WomenRise participants to focus on their schoolwork, knowing that their children are in a safe environment where they can learn and grow.

You can learn more on their website.

2021-08-20T15:40:17-04:00August 20th, 2021|

Hear Together: Sustainability Matters

Sustainability Matters is the fun, realistic, accessible sustainability organization based in the Shenandoah Valley. They focus on conversation education for everyone, from business owners to farmers to individuals, to empower them to make change themselves.

They offer programs on sustainable landscaping and business, host community plant swaps and forums on recycling, teach people how to grow their own food, and even hosted the valley’s largest ever Earth Day festival.

We spoke with founder and director Sari Carp for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about Sustainability Matters here.

2021-08-30T14:36:54-04:00August 20th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 7/24/21


Air Date:        7/24/21, Saturday  6-8 PM


Set 1

  • The Mavericks – All Night Long       (All Night Long, Vol. 1)         (Mono Mundo)          2016
  • Magic Sam & Shakey Jake – Hard Road To Travel  (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • Carey Bell Blues Band – When I Get Drunk            (Live in Bern, Germany)       2000

Set 2


John Hammond Jr. set


  • I Wish You Would / Steady Rollin’ Man / Ain’t That Loving You Baby / I’m Movin’ On (Live)              (Rounder)      1983



Set 3


  • Rodd Bland & The Members Only Band – I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)            (Live On Beale Street: A Tribute to Bobby “Blue” Band)          (Nola Blue)    2021
  • Big Mama Thornton – Ball N’ Chain            (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • Asleep At The Wheel – Miles & Miles Of Texas       (The Wheel Keeps On Rollin’)          (Music Manager)       2020
  • Los Lobos – Politician           (Just Another Band From East L.A.)            (Warners)      1993


Set 4

  • Roosevelt Sykes – Runnin’ The Boogie       (Live At Webster College, St. Louis, MO)     1974
  • Big Joe Williams – My Baby’s Gone              (single)           (Delta)            2021
  • JJ Grey & Mofro – A Woman (Brighter Days)         (Alligator)      2011
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – Cold Shot      (Live At Carnegie Hall)         (Epic)  1997



Set 5


  • The Marshall Tucker Band – Everyday (I Have The Blues)           (Where We All Belong)         (Capricorn)    1974
  • The Paladins – Keep On Lovin’ Me              (Live In Holland)       2007

Set 6

  • Carolyn Wonderland – Nobody’s Fault But Mine / Let’s Go Get Stoned  (Live Texas Trio)       (Bismeaux)    2015
  • Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers – Sinister Woman           (Live At B.B. King’s, Memphis)         (Big-Mo)         1994
2021-07-27T13:15:00-04:00July 24th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 7/17/21

Air Date:        7/17/21, Saturday  6-8 PM


Set 1

  • Sean Chambers – Chunky     (That’s What I’m Talkin’ About – Tribute To Hubert Sumlin)      (Quarto Valley)
  • Wily Bo Walker & E D Brayshaw – Could Have Loved You           (Some People Kill For Passion)        (Mescal Canyon)
  • Brigitte Purdy – Time For Love       (single)           (Self)
  • Tito Jackson – Love One Another    (Under Your Spell)    (Gulf Coast)

Set 2


  • Tomas Doncker – Red Cross Store  (single)           (True Groove)
  • Southern Avenue – Move Into The Light    (Be The Love You Want)      (Renew)
  • Gerald McClendon – I Just Can’t Help Myself          (Let’s Have A Party)  (Delta Roots)
  • Tia Carroll – Don’t Put Hands On Me           (You Gotta Have It)   (Little Village)


Set 3

  • Eddie 9V – She Got Some Money     (Little Black Flies)     (Ruf)
  • Charley Crockett – I Need Your Love          (Music City USA)       (Thirty Tigers)
  • Paul Thorn – Never Too Late To Call / Two Tears Of Joy  (Never Too Late To Call)      (Thirty Tigers)
  • BLAST – Roosevelt Sykes – New York Boogie        (Music Is My Business)         (Fat Possum) 1990 / Drivin’ Wheel            (The Return Of Roosevelt Sykes)              (Fantasy)        1960



Set 4

  • Mike Goudreau Band – Speak To Me Softly            (Isolation Blues)        (Self)
  • Joe Marcinek Band – JF Blues           (JMB4)            (Self)
  • Bettye Lavette – Strange Fruit         (Blackbirds)   (Verve)           2020
  • Guy Davis – Spoonful            (Be Ready When I Call You)             (M.C.)



Set 5


  • The Record Company – How High   (Play Loud)    (Concord)
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band – Tell The Truth      (Live At LOCKN’)       (Fantasy)
  • Malcolm Wells & The Two-Timers – Muffin Top   (Hollerin’ Out Loud) (Self)

Set 6

  • Hitman Blues Band – Not My Circus / Buy That Man A Drink      (Not My Circus, Not My Monkey)    (Nerus)
  • Mike Zito – You Don’t Have Me / Presence Of The Lord   (Resurrection)           (Gulf Coast)


2021-07-27T13:13:41-04:00July 17th, 2021|