Media studies professor Christopher Ali, who participated Saturday in a Broadband Summit in Louisa County, said Louisa is “poorly connected” compared to Charlottesville and other Central Virginia counties.
At UVA’s Miller Center, Gail Hyder Wiley helps capture and preserve the oral histories of some of the nation’s most notable figures. In Charlottesville, she helps to organize rides to the polls, welcome immigrant families and fight racism.
BreadWorks, a nonprofit Charlottesville bakery and deli that provides employment and job training for people with disabilities, needed a boost. They turned to Darden School of Business students for help.
Charlottesville attorney Simon Davidson is using his local restaurant site, The Charlottesville 29, to raise funds for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, auctioning off experiences from multi-course meals to a Bodo’s lunch with Tony Bennett.
The plant, outlawed during Prohibition, is making a comeback in Southwest Virginia, where farmers are working with faculty members from the University of Virginia and UVA-Wise to make the crop an economic stabilizer.