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Info on Traffic Maintenance during Rt. 29 / Rio Rd. Interchange Construction
The County is anxious to share accurate and up-to-date information from the Virginia Department of Transportation regarding how traffic will be maintained during construction of the Route 29 Solutions Projects, particularly the Route 29/Rio Road grade separated interchange. The Rio Rd. / Rt. 29 intersection may be restricted for 103 days from either May 23 - September 2, 2016, or from May 22 - September 1, 2017, but not both periods. Click the headline to read the highlighted details of this project.

Earlysville Exchange Nov 1st Grand Opening!
After years of planning and months of building, painting, and collecting donations, the Earlysville Exchange Thrift Store and Community Center will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, November 1st from 12-4 pm, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon. The store, located at 4006 Earlysville Road, is filled with well-priced, gently used merchandize including women’s, men's, and children's clothing and shoes, linens, housewares, furniture, toys, rugs, and much more.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau Honored with ConvensionSouth's Reader's Choice Award
The nation's top meeting planners recognize the organization's commitment to professionalism, creativity, and service.

The official destination marketing organization for Charlottesville and Albemarle County, the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB), has been awarded a ConventionSouth 2014 Reader’s Choice Award.

Albemarle County and Charlottesville Welcome Train of Leaf-Peepers on Saturday, November 1
1,100 visitors from North Carolina will take the area by storm for a period of three hours.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) announces the visit of a very special group of leaf-peeping enthusiasts. On Saturday, November 1 at 12:00pm noon, 1,100 guests will arrive at the Amtrak Station and spend three hours exploring the downtown area.

First Lady Helps Virginians Stay Warm this Winter
2014 Fuel Assistance Deadline is November 14

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe is leading efforts this fall to make sure there is help available for low-income Virginians who have difficulty paying their heating bills.

The First Lady appears in a new Public Service Announcement encouraging individuals and families to apply for fuel assistance through the Energy Assistance Program, which is implemented by the Virginia Department of Social Services. Applications are being accepted now through Friday, Nov. 14.

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: A Feast for the Eyes, the Mind, and the Tastebuds in November
This area is a wonderful choice for a late fall getaway, with TedX, the Virginia Film Festival, Virginia Cider Week and breathtaking fall foliage.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) invites everyone to consider the Charlottesville, Virginia area for a late fall getaway. With plenty of events and activities, the epicenter of Virginia offers a multitude of options for recreation and entertainment.

Important Notice to County Voters - Photo IDs Required for Nov. 4, 2014 Election
A General Election will be held in all Albemarle County voting precincts on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Special Alert To Voters: Under new Virginia law, voters are required to present a form of acceptable PHOTO identification when voting in person.

ACE Applications Accepted Now Through October 31
Albemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2014 for the current round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), a powerful tool for rural land protection. Any landowner in Albemarle County whose land is worthy of protection according to the County’s Comprehensive Plan is eligible to participate in ACE. An evaluation system has been established to help rank properties in order of their conservation value to the program, with the final determination to be made by the Board of Supervisors. The Program will pay up to 100% of easement value depending on an applicant’s average adjusted gross income.