October 26, 2003
IMAGINE HAVING LIVED SUCH an accomplished life that on your tombstone you neglected to mention that you had been ambassador to France, secretary of state, vice president and president of the United States. But then, how many of us are Thomas Jefferson? And how many cities can claim not only a Jefferson, but a Madison and Monroe as well? I suspect that people would love Charlottesville, Va., even without the multi-presidential connection, particularly in the fall, when morning mists cling to the hills and enshroud the two-lane roads that wind past vineyards and horse farms.
September 10, 2003
On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, KIMBERLY SILVA, 41, of Charlottesville, Va., died at her residence. Born November 19, 1962 in Washington, D. C. she was the daughter of Dr. Henry Silva and the late Celeste Silva. She was a member of Sojourners United Church of Christ in Charlottesville; although she on occasion attended other churches in different cities. She was a gifted pianist and composer, and an honored graduate of the Duke Ellington school of Performing Arts of Washington, D.C.; and held a degree in Computer Science from Washington, D.C.'s Strayer College.
June 7, 2003
On June 5, 2003, AARON C. ZENTGRAF, 20, of Charlottesville, VA, beloved son of Anthony L. Zentgraf, Jr. and Katherine C. Zentgraf, loving brother of Lena and Maggie, beloved grandson of Anthony, Sr. and Patricia Zentgraf of Ocean Pines, MD, Eugene and Lena Corrigan of Charlottesville, VA. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Services at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, VA.
May 26, 2003
Hopkins' Dave Pietramala is winding up his third season coaching at his alma mater, and he could become the first man in Division I lacrosse history to win an NCAA title as a player and coach. Hopkins has won 11 straight games and is 23-2 dating to last season. Virginia's Dom Starsia took the Cavaliers to their seventh final four during his 11 seasons in Charlottesville and has them in position to win their second NCAA crown since 1999, after Virginia failed to advance beyond the semifinals in 2000 and 2002.
May 8, 2003
The Eden of the United States. That's what Thomas Jefferson called Charlottesville, Va., the charming city three hours south of Baltimore at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. To Jefferson, not even Paris could compete with the bucolic beauty of his hometown. "I am as happy nowhere else," he wrote. Of course, after spending 27 years building his home in Charlottesville, Jefferson might have romanticized the place a little. But even if the city is not your idea of Eden, one visit might convince you otherwise.
February 15, 2003
On February 13, 2003, ELAINETABACKMAN, (nee Schwartz); beloved wife of the late Oscar Tabackman; loving mother of Alan Tabackman of Ellicott City, MD., Betsy Gimenez of Charlottesville, VA, and Haryet Blum of Baltimore, MD. ; beloved mother-in-law of Linda Tabackman and Eduardo Gimenez; loving grandmother of Dario Gimenez, Theo Gimenez, Olivia Tabackman and the late Lucas Gimenez; dear friend of Frank Blum. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS, INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mt. Wilson Lane, on Friday February 14, 9 A.M. Interment Bobroisker Beneficial Circle Cemetery, Rosedale, MD. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be directed to Covenent Guild, Inc., c/o of Dale Levitz, P O. Box 93, Stevenson, Md (21153)
September 11, 2002
Claudius Rogers Hall Jr., who practiced law in Westminster for many years, died of pneumonia Thursday at University of Virginia hospital in Charlottesville. He was 78 and formerly resided in New Windsor. Born and raised in Eldersburg, Mr. Hall was a graduate of Sykesville High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, and his law degree from the University of Baltimore. He served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. Hall, who maintained a general law practice for years, started his career in the 1950s in Baltimore.
January 31, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Now that the Maryland Terrapins have shown they know how to win on the road, it is time for them to erase one more blemish from their recent past and sustain the momentum that is carrying them as one of the nation's elite teams. And what better place for the No. 3 Terps to make another mark than University Hall, where they have been known to stumble? Junior point guard Steve Blake, like every other Maryland player besides seniors Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter, has never experienced a victory at Virginia, which has won the past two meetings while playing host to Maryland.
March 17, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Thomas Jefferson inspired the project that, 174 years after his death, has roused his hometown: a monument to free speech. But the opportunity to let people write whatever they want on a big chalkboard downtown has some townsfolk worried about what their neighbors might say. And those fears have dominated the debate over the proposed monument, a 7-foot-high slate chalkboard that would be built on public property across the street...
September 19, 1999
An imposing antique forms a backdrop behind the reception desk at the Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville, Va. The bottom portion contains shallow drawers, while the top half displays several rows of cubbyholes that once functioned as hotel mailboxes. Thick brass discs, each bearing the carved likeness of a wild boar, dangle from cup hooks at the tops of the cubbyholes. The golden ornaments form long, neat lines that gleam in the overhead light. When I ask the receptionist if I can take a closer look, she hands me a hefty fob attached to a brass key, and the heavy, glittering disc covers my entire palm.