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UVA Match Day 2011 – Another New Beginning

Today is Match Day – the day when 4th year medical students find out (yes, I know, some of the more specialized programs match a bit earlier, and a fair amount of people have a good idea already where they’re going) where they’re going to spend the next several years for their medical Residencies.

…”Traditionally UVA Residents comprise a fairly significant portion of the Charlottesville and Albemarle real estate market generally at least three bedrooms, two baths (usually) no more than 20 minutes to the UVA Medical Center – usually not too old as Medical Residents tend to be quite busy “What’s a Resident generally looking for ? … It is my bold prediction that , not this year, but next year – 2012 – that it will be common practice for medical schools to live video stream their Match Day ceremonies.

… – UVA Match Day 2010 – Match Day at UVA 2009 – UVA Match Day 2008 – Match Day UVA 2007 Or, from a Twitter point of view : .bbpBox{background:url( #BDCA68;padding:20px;} Happy St.

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UVA is Getting Bigger – And We All Get a Clue

The University of Virginia Foundation has been given the greenlight to expand its research park on Fontaine Avenue.

…To get a feel for where UVA’s growth is going, spend some time perusing their 2008 Grounds Plan . The best sentence in the Charlottesville Tomorrow story succinctly pinpoints why the Charlottesville-Albemarle region chooses not to build roads .

…The most recent rezoning does not answer conclusively the future of the proposed Sunset-Fontaine Connector but does offer clues to how parts of it might be funded.

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UVA Comes Back August 21 – Have You Been to the Corner This Summer?

If you live in Charlottesville, this means avoiding Bodo’s at 9am on a Sunday, Mas at 10pm on a Friday, and The Corner from September through April.

Just like those other fine establishments, however, the Corner has its own peak season—a three-month banquet for the seasonal resident who shuns the balcony seats at Michael’s Bistro or the sales at Finch during the academic year, but gratefully returns each summer. … Once more, each restaurant along University Avenue offers the best seats and eats, and each store offers the best deal—at least, until the next one.

…I make a point to drive or ride through the Corner a few times over the summer, as during the school year, I usually am on a schedule that does not allow for a frustrating casual drive through the UVA district.

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UVA Poised for Tremendous Growth

“If we can reduce the number of parking spaces needed, then we can save that land for a higher and better use, which for us would be classrooms,” said Julia Monteith, UVa’s senior land use officer, at Wednesday’s meeting of the regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. … As part of the program, the school’s transit service entered into a reciprocity program with the Charlottesville bus system, started a car-sharing program and made it cheaper for those who carpool to park. … “ Instead of just focusing on how cars move around Grounds, we [wanted to] be able to look at more multi-modal transportation and be thinking about this in more of a forward-thinking way ,” Monteith said. … If we could just get the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle to look forward in a similar way – focusing on doing rather than studying – we would all benefit.

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A Shift in Charlottesville Soccer

Update 16 July 2010: Charlottesville’s getting an indoor turf field … at the Ice Park.

Plans are to offer an ice rink for six months of the year, from October through March, and a turf field for the remainder of the year. Visitors to the arena will now be able to take part in both winter and summer sports programs, from public ice skating to indoor soccer and lacrosse.

Courteney Stuart has more at the HooK on Mark Brown, the new owner of the Ice Park.

You probably didn’t hear it, but a shift happened on Sunday in the Charlottesville soccer scene.

Playing and coaching soccer in Charlottesville for years, first coaching one kid from U-8 up and in the process of starting another, playing in SOCA’s adult league for nearly seven years, I have always lamented the lack of soccer league competition. No more.

Last Sunday marked the first week of soccer for CvilleSocial. The early reviews are that it’s fantastic to have soccer competition in Charlottesville. Turf fields. For soccer players in Charlottesville, this is Huge.

The big dog in the Charlottesville soccer scene has (always) been SOCA – the Soccer Organization of Charlottesville. Monticello United has recently offered competition for the youth league as well, but there has never been more than one option for adult soccer in Charlottesville.

Here’s a quick primer on adult soccer in Charlottesville/Albemarle:

SOCA offers Spring and Fall 11 -v- 11, Summer 8 -v- 8 and Winter indoor 5 -v- 5 (our region desperately needs an indoor soccer facility … and there might be hope for that).

CvilleSocial’s Summer offering is 6 -v- 6 on TURF fields. Yep, turf. At the newly-renovated Park at UVA. The Park is located just down the hill from UVA’s Law and JAG schools.

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