Honoring our Flag

Last night as The Municipal Band of Charlottesville played their final summer concert at the Paramont Theater the last two numbers honors the Flag of the United States with America the Beautiful and Stars and Stripes.  The 70 or so volunteers of the band, which was organized in 1922, had years of participation ranging from 2 weeks to 57 years with me personally having been in the band for 48 years.

The video shows the flag tribute while the band plays America the Beautiful and Stars and Stripes.

Listen, enjoy and think of our soldiers in other parts of the world protecting us as we go through our day to day life.  Should you be interested in real estate, give me a call at 434-962-4663

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Supporting the Greene Co. Fair

Last Thursday, my wife and I visited the Greene County fair.  Something else one can do that is family oriented in and around Charlottesville.  If county fairs are your thing, you can visit Albemarle County Fair, Orange County Fair and Greene County Fair for a small admission price offering great fair food, sites and sounds. The rides are you standard fair aimed at the kids offering the screaming and yells of  children having fun. Watching the parents and grandparents looking after there children is part of the fun as you walk around the midway surveying the games of chance and vendors offering corn dogs, cotton candy and glazed apples.  After about 3 hours of meeting past clients and future clients, it is time to leave as one can see the moon sitting over the Green County Fair for 2010.

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FA5 vendors and bands

Friday after 5 was perfect yesterday…temperatures nice and humidity down..good music was provided by Jacabone (Formely Blues Farm) and Indecision. The first picture is of Jacabone. The second picture is of Indecision a local band with good following. The music was great from 5:30 until about 8:30, the crowd was excellent and seemed everyone was enjoying themselves. The vendors of FA5 offer the most tasty donuts(surprising good with beer), Kettle popcorn which is has a very nice sweet taste to it. Surpringly, the lead singer and harmonica player of Jacabone, one of the owners of the Kettle popcorn are former students of mine way back yander when we all were much younger.  So neat to see former students being artistic and productive.  

If you are new to Charlottesville and want to meet the locals this is the place to do it.  The event is free to the public and happens every Friday from April to September.  It is also very family friendly so bring your blankets, enjoy your family, friends and music at the Charlottesville Pavilion on the eastern end of the downtown mall.  Next week 8/06 is Red Shanty Rounders opening at 5:30 and Sarah White and the Pearls the featured act.

Also, should be interested in real estate in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area, give me a call at 434-962-4663

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Concert in the Paramount Theater Tuesday 8/3 8:00 PM Free

If you want to relax..visit the Paramount on Tuesday 8/3. The Municipal Band of Charlottesville will be presenting their 5th summer concerts.  The theme is Celtic music so be prepared to hear “Danny Boy”  This 70+ member volunteer organization gives 9 to 12 free concerts for the citizens of Charlottesville and Albemarle county each year.  Stop on by and give the band some support.

Also, if you are not doing anything on Sunday 8/1 stop by Fellini’s..Jazz Collective #9 is playing upstairs from 6:30 to 9:30

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All Night Jazz Jam 5PM to 5AM 7/24

There is an all night jazz jam being held at Fellini’s #9 this Friday. This is in honor of George Melvin who recently passed away and was friends and a supporter to many musicians in the area.  The jam is to raise money for the George Melvin Education Fund.  The main goal of the fund is to identify students with an interest in jazz that could excel with the benefit of financial support for instruments, lessons, mentoring and other needs.

List of musicians playing:

5PM 88 Keys Wilson

6PM Hod O’Brien

7PM Michael Elswick Quartet

9PM John D’earth, Robert Jospe and Friends

10:30PM F.U.S.E. with Jim Wray, Stephen Smith and Darrell Rose

12 Midnight: David Sanford & Greenwich Swing

1:30AM Ian Lawler, Peter Richardson and Drex Weaver

3AM: Matt Horn with Friends

4AM til closing: Bob Bennetta

Should be a fun evening with great music…stop by and support live music in Charlottesville and The George Melvin Education Fund.

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Why Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate III

This is our first effort of a video blog describing some of the positive offerings from Better Homes and Gardens from the buyers, sellers and Realtors prospective.

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The sounds of last night

First Harmonics had great energy and wonderful vocal harmony…the audience really enjoyed them…wish they had played longer but that is the rule…. Trees on Fire also had great energy and good vocal harmonies….they looked like they were having a blast..good job ..nice overall sound

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