Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
Martha Jefferson Hospital is a Sentara Healthcare-owned nonprofit community hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was founded in 1903 by eight local physicians; the 176-bed hospital has 365 affiliated physicians. In its fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, Martha Jefferson Hospital: Handled 48,100 emergency department visits Registered 11,058 admissions and 214,0515 outpatient visits Had 6,390 operating room visits Made 111,437 physician office visitsThe hospital owns 10 primary care and three specialty practices. Major services include a Cancer Care Center, Digestive Care Center, Cardiology Care Center, Orthopedics including Spine Surgery & Joint Replacement Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Neurosciences including Neurosurgery and a Sleep Medicine Center, Stroke Care Center, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Medicine & Surgery, a Women's Health Center. Over the years, the hospital expanded at its downtown-Charlottesville location on Locust Avenue. However, in the early 2000s, it was clear a new facility needed to be built to accommodate a growing number of patients and the ability to expand further in a more open area.
The hospital chose an 84-acre campus adjacent to their current Outpatient Care Center on Pantops Mountain for the new facility. The new building is designed by Kahler Slater of Milwaukee, WI. Engineering firms include Graef, Schloemer & Associates of Milwaukee; the General Contractor is M. A. Mortenson Company of Wisconsin; the new building has a basement. There are two wings for patient rooms, the Wendel Wing and the Cornell Wing, as well as a cancer wing, the Phillips Family Cancer Center; the emergency department is located on the southwest end of the second floor. The maternity ward is located in the central area of the third floor. Visitor access, as well as retail space, is located on the Northeast side of the third floor; the cafeteria is located on the northeast side of the fourth floor. In September 2010, Martha Jefferson Hospital sold its downtown Charlottesville building to Octagon Partners. Octagon Partners announced that the CFA Institute would move into a portion of the re-developed facility in 2013.
On September 29, 2010, Martha Jefferson Hospital announced its intention to merge with Sentara Healthcare. The merger was finalized on June 1, 2011, making Martha Jefferson the tenth hospital Sentara Healthcare’s not-for-profit integrated health system based in Norfolk, Virginia. Martha Jefferson Hospital Medical Facilities for Charlottesville Area, The Daily Progress, Aug. 20, 2004. Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band known by the initialism DMB, is an American rock band, formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard and backing vocalist Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore. Boyd Tinsley joined the band as a violinist soon after. In August 2008, LeRoi Moore died due to complications from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Soon after, Grammy Award winner Jeff Coffin since filled Moore's spot as saxophonist. In May 2018, a lawsuit alleging sexual misconduct was filed against Tinsley by a former bandmate in his side project, an accusation that Tinsley denies; as a consequence, Tinsley was fired from the band. Trumpeter Rashawn Ross, guitarist Tim Reynolds, keyboardist Buddy Strong have become full-time members of the band. Other former members include keyboardists Peter Butch Taylor; the group's most recent album, 2018's Come Tomorrow, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making Dave Matthews Band the first group to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at the peak.
As of 2018, the Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 100 million tickets since its inception and a collective 91 million CDs and DVDs combined. The band is known for playing songs differently each time they're performed live; this has become a staple of DMB's live shows since the early 1990s. Another staple of their annual summer tours is a three-day stint at The Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington state over Labor Day weekend. Songwriter David John Matthews, working in Charlottesville, Virginia, as a bartender at Miller's bar in November 1990, became a friend of a lawyer named Ross Hoffman. Hoffman convinced the reserved Matthews to record a demo of the few songs he had written. Hoffman hoped Matthews could shop the songs in order to find other musicians to perform on some studio work with him. Hoffman encouraged Matthews to approach Carter Beauford, a local drummer on the Charlottesville music scene. Beauford had been in several bands and was playing on a jazz show on BET. After hearing Matthews' demo, Carter agreed to spend some time playing the drums, both inside and outside the studio.
Matthews approached LeRoi Moore, another local jazz musician who performed with the John D'earth Quintet, to join them. Moore skeptically listened to the demo, but liked what he heard and decided that he too would give Matthews a chance; the trio began working on Matthews' songs in 1991. Matthews recollects that, "...the reason I went to Carter was not because I needed a drummer, but because I thought he was the baddest thing I'd seen and LeRoi, it wasn't because I wanted a saxophone, it was because this guy just blew my mind. At this jazz place I used to bartend at Miller's, I would just watch him. I would be serving the musicians fat whiskeys and they'd be getting more and more hosed, but no matter how much, he used to still blow my mind, and it was the sense. And when we got together and they asked,'What do you want the music to sound like?' I said,'I know this is a song I wrote and I like what you guys play, so I want you to play the way you react to my song.' There was a lot of breaking of our inhibitions."Matthews said in an interview with Michael Krugman, "In a way it was just the three of us and I approached them with this tape and they said'Sure,' cause they had time on their hands.
They were both working on other things, but they had some afternoon time." The beginning stages of this new band proved to be, in the words of Morgan Delancey, "a time of trial and incubation." Beauford would recall that, "It started out as a three-piece thing with Dave and Leroi...working on some of Dave's songs. He only had four songs at the time.. And it didn't work out with the three of us." Matthews said, "The first time we played together...we were awful. Not just kind of bad, I mean heinously bad. We tried a couple of different songs and they were all terrible... Sometimes it amazes me that we had a second rehearsal." Their limited instrumentals, did not provide the full sound they desired. John D'earth, conductor of the University of Virginia orchestra and a local musician, taught music at the Tandem Friends School and had played alongside Moore and Beauford in the jazz fusion band "Secrets". Stefan Lessard, a junior bassist at the time, was under his guidance in a student jazz combo known as "Yabanci Jazzites".
On the recommendation of John D'earth, the 15-year-old Lessard was asked to join in the studio to help complete the demo. While the partnership was never intended to continue beyond the studio, the four liked the sound and decided to continue together for live performances as well. Regular practices began in the basement of Carter Beauford's and Matthews' mother's home. Peter Griesar was a bartender at Miller's beginning in 1989. In the August 1991, during Miller's annual respite for inventory, Beauford and Lessard used the empty bar for rehearsing. Griesar heard the rehearsal, decided to take a break, pulled out his harmonica and started playing with the band. After a few songs, he was invited to perform with them, he accepted and became the band's first keyboardist. Boyd Tinsley was the last member to join the band. Although he had performed on the demo with Matthews, Moore and Lessard, he was busy with a couple of other bands at the time and did not want to commit to the group at first, he did not become a full-time member until 2004.
Tinsley is well known for his violin solos, which become one-on-one duels with Dave during live shows. Matth
Massanutten Military Academy
Massanutten Military Academy is a coeducational military school for grades 6 through 12 and one academic postgraduate year, located in Woodstock, United States. The Massanutten Military Academy, named for the nearby mountain, was established by the Virginia Classis of the Reformed Church in 1899; the school opened on September 1899 with 40 students, half of whom were boarders. From the beginning the school was coed, with the first graduating class in 1902 consisting of 3 boys and 3 girls. In 1905 the first of two significant events in the history of the school occurred: Howard J. Benchoff was appointed the school president, he stayed in that position for nearly 5 decades, to be succeeded for the next decade and a half by his son. Lantz Hall, the second structure on the academy grounds, was begun in 1907 and dedicated in 1909, to accommodate a growing student population. During the early years of his stewardship Benchoff established several policies; the first was expanding the school size to include number of students, staff and acreage.
The second, as a result of an otherwise undocumented "incident", was limiting the boarding department to boys beginning in 1910. The last policy, the second significant event in the school's early history, was adopting a military program. While the program was not implemented until 1917, early in his tenure Benchoff described the goal of a military program as "to train the boys with a discipline, valuable and give them that easy and graceful carriage, an accomplishment in any gentleman's claim to culture" In 1930 after receiving an application and inspecting the existing program, the U. S. War Department formally made the school a JROTC unit "placing it on a par with the highest rated military schools in the country"; the school has a strong academic program with the graduating class of 2017, which consisted of 24 students, earning more than $2,000,000 in scholarships alone. The school has a strong STEM Program that focuses on experiential learning. Kim Elshafie is the current Head of School.
She was the former Dean of Academics as well. The Commandant of Cadets is Lieutenant Colonel Lester Layman, U. S. Army. Average enrollment is around 125 students MMA is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; as part of its mission the academy has a Cadet Honor Code patterned after the one at West Point. "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do." The Cadet Honor Council consists of juniors and seniors selected by the senior class and the faculty, as approved by the Head of School. When a suspected honor code violation is reported, the Honor Council faculty advisers convene the Council for a hearing at which the cadets involved are required to explain their conduct; the Honor Council recommends punishment and/or other measures appropriate to educate the Cadet Corps about the expectations of honorable behavior. Final approval lies with the Head of School. Continued, repeated violations of the Honor Code may warrant dismissal from the Academy.
MMA’s Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps is recognized as an Honor Unit with Distinction. Since 2011, MMA Cadets have qualified to compete in the JROTC Academic Bowl. Six times they have qualified for Level Two of the competition and three times they have qualified to compete at the national level. For the 2017 competition, MMA is placed in the top 24 programs in the nation and the #1 team in the 4th Brigade of Cadet Command. Jack Ham, professional football player. Richmond, Commandant United States Coast Guard Mia Khalifa, Internet celebrity and former pornographic film actor Virginia Association of Independent Schools Boarding School Review Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States Massanutten Military Academy JROTC Insignia Official website
Albemarle County, Virginia
Albemarle County is a county located in the Piedmont region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its county seat is Charlottesville, an independent city and enclave surrounded by the county. Albemarle County is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area; as of the 2010 census, the population of Albemarle County was 98,970, more than triple the 1960 census count. Albemarle County was created in 1744 from the western portion of Goochland County, though portions of Albemarle were carved out to create other counties. Albemarle County was named in honor of 2nd Earl of Albemarle. However, its most famous inhabitant was Thomas Jefferson, who built his estate home, Monticello, in the county. At the time of European encounter, the inhabitants of the area that became Albemarle County were a Siouan-speaking tribe called the Saponi. In 1744, the Virginia General Assembly created Albemarle County from the western portion of Goochland County; the county was named in honor of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle and titular Governor of Virginia at the time.
The large county was partitioned in 1761, forming Buckingham and Amherst counties, at which time the county seat was moved from the central Scottsville to a piece of newly central land, christened Charlottesville. In 1777, Albemarle County was divided and Fluvanna County established, finalizing the boundaries of modern Albemarle County. Albemarle County is well known for its association with President and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, born in the County at Shadwell, though it was part of Goochland County. However, his home of Monticello is located in the County. During the Civil War, the Battle of Rio Hill was a skirmish in which Union cavalry raided a Confederate camp in Albemarle County, Virginia; until the Civil War, the majority of Albemarle County's population consisted of enslaved African Americans. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 726 square miles, of which 721 square miles is land and 5 square miles is water; the Rivanna River's south fork forms in Albemarle County and was important for transportation.
The south fork flows in-between Darden Towe Pen Park. Boat ramp access is available at Darden Towe Park; the James River acts as a natural border between Buckingham Counties. Interstate 64 U. S. Route 29 U. S. Route 250 Virginia State Route 6 Virginia State Route 20 Virginia State Route 22 Virginia State Route 53 Virginia State Route 240 Albemarle's western border with Augusta and Rockingham Counties is located within the Shenandoah National Park. Albemarle County borders more than any other county in Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia Greene County, Virginia Orange County, Virginia Louisa County, Virginia Fluvanna County, Virginia Buckingham County, Virginia Nelson County, Virginia Augusta County, Virginia Rockingham County, Virginia Preddy Creek Park Ivy Creek Nature Reserve Chris Green Lake Darden Towe Park Pen Park Walnut Creek Park The largest self-reported ancestry groups in Albemarle County are English 16.3%, German 16.0%, Irish 12.7%, "American" 11.4% and Italian 5.2%. As of the census of 2010, there were 98,970 people, 38,157 households, 24,578 families residing in the county.
The population density was 137 people per square mile. There were 42,122 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 80.6% White, 9.7% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, 2.4% from two or more races. 5.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 38,157 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 12.3% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females there were 92.69 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.59 males. 22 % of Albemarle residents have professional degree, compared with 10 % nationwide. The median income for a household in the county was $63,001, the median income for a family was $98,934. Males had a median income of $55,530 versus $52,211 for females; the per capita income for the county was $36,718. About 3.8% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over. 35 % of people working in Albemarle live in the county. 19% of those commuting in live in Charlottesville, while the remainder live in the surrounding counties. 26,800 people commute out of Albemarle for work. 48% of those commute to Charlottesville, making up 51% of Charlottesville's in-commuters. In 2016, Albemarle has a 3.5% unemployment rate, compare with a national rate of 4.9%. The top 10 employers as of 2016 were: University of Virginia County of Albemarle Sentara Healthcare State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance U.
S. Department of Defense University of Virginia Medical Center Atlantic Coast Athletic Club Piedmont Virginia Community College Northrop Grumman Corporation Wegmans36% of workers in Albemarle are employed by the government, with 898 working for the federal government, 12,476 working for the state
The Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the longest pedestrian malls in the United States. Located on Main Street, it runs from 6th St. N. E. to Old Preston Ave. where it extends to Water St. for total length of eight blocks. It is laid with brick and concrete, home to an array of restaurants, shops and art galleries. On Fridays in the spring and fall, the Downtown Mall is host to Fridays After 5, a weekly concert series. Several side streets are paved in brick and closed to traffic. On the east, the Mall ends at the Sprint Pavilion, an outdoor concert venue, while the west end of the Mall features an Omni Hotel and an indoor ice skating rink, it is home to the newly renovated Paramount Theater and the historic Jefferson Theater. In 1976, East Main Street was converted into a pedestrian mall designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. In 2007, Charlottesville planned a comprehensive renovation of the Downtown Mall. Construction on the Mall Renovation was completed that summer.
"Downzone Mall: Developers not'taken' with new plan", The Hook. "Mall renovations: Downtown businesses not reassured", The Hook. ""Fountainplus? Mall design includes lots more water", The Hook
Charlottesville Union Station
The Charlottesville Union Station, located in Charlottesville, United States, is served by Amtrak's Cardinal and daily Northeast Regional passenger trains. It is Amtrak's third-busiest station in Virginia, aside from its all-auto Auto Train station in Lorton; the station is situated in the northeast quadrant of the junction between two railway lines. The Cardinal uses the east-west line, owned by CSX Transportation and contracted by the Buckingham Branch Railroad, while other services use the north-south line that owned and operated by Norfolk Southern Railway; the station is within walking distance of the University of Virginia, the major employer in the area. The original Union Station was built in 1885 to jointly serve the Charlottesville and Rapidan Railroad, the Virginia Midland Railway, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. Major renovations in 1915 included the construction of a baggage handling facility; when Amtrak took over most intercity passenger rail service in 1971, the Southern Railway opted to continue running the Southern Crescent itself.
The Southern Crescent continued to use Union Station, while the James Whitcomb Riley used Main Street Station to the east. Afflicted with rising costs, the Southern Railway relented and turned the Southern Crescent over to Amtrak on February 1, 1979. Amtrak renamed it as the Crescent and made Union Station the Charlottesville stop for the Cardinal as well. For most of the next three decades, the only trains calling at Charlottesville were the Crescent, which arrived northbound during the morning rush and southbound in the evening, the tri-weekly Cardinal, which arrived westbound at lunchtime and eastbound before the afternoon rush. In 2009, Amtrak extended a Northeast Regional round-trip to Lynchburg by way of Charlottesville. Since 1999, the former baggage handling facility is home to the Amtrak ticket office and waiting area; the main facility has been developed into the commercial restaurant, Wild Wing Cafe. Plans coincident with the redevelopment to create a transportation hub at Union Station were not realized.
Instead, in 2007 Charlottesville completed the Downtown Transit Center one mile across town. However, the station does serve as an intermodal transportation nexus, with connecting Thruway motorcoach service to Richmond on site, a 200-plus-space parking lot, access to a full-service Greyhound Lines bus station down the street; such services allow Charlottesville travelers to reach various airports in the region. The Charlottesville Free Trolley stops just north of the station, connects Downtown and the University of Virginia. Out of the twenty Virginia stations, Charlottesville is the fourth busiest in the state according to the FY2016 ridership; this is due to the large number of passengers traveling between this station and Washington and points north. Cardinal Crescent Northeast Regional Charlottesville, VA – Amtrak Charlottesville Great American Stations Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Quakers called Friends, are a Christian group of religious movements formally known as the Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends or Friends Church. Members of the various Quaker movements are all united in a belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access "the light within", or "that of God in every one"; some may profess the priesthood of all believers, a doctrine derived from the First Epistle of Peter. They include those with evangelical, holiness and traditional Quaker understandings of Christianity. There are Nontheist Quakers whose spiritual practice is not reliant on the existence of gods. To differing extents, the different movements that make up the Religious Society of Friends/Friends Church avoid creeds and hierarchical structures. In 2007, there were about 359,000 adult Quakers worldwide. In 2017, there were 377,557 adult Quakers, with 49% in Africa. Around 89% of Quakers worldwide belong to the "evangelical" and "programmed" branches of Quakerism—these Quakers worship in services with singing and a prepared message from the Bible, coordinated by a pastor.
Around 11% of Friends practice waiting worship, or unprogrammed worship, where the order of service is not planned in advance, is predominantly silent, may include unprepared vocal ministry from those present. Some meetings of both types have Recorded Ministers in their meetings—Friends recognised for their gift of vocal ministry; the first Quakers lived in mid-17th-century England. The movement arose from the Legatine-Arians and other dissenting Protestant groups, breaking away from the established Church of England; the Quakers the ones known as the Valiant Sixty, attempted to convert others to their understanding of Christianity, travelling both throughout Great Britain and overseas, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some of these early Quaker ministers were women, they based their message on the religious belief that "Christ has come to teach his people himself", stressing the importance of a direct relationship with God through Jesus Christ, a direct religious belief in the universal priesthood of all believers.
They emphasized a personal and direct religious experience of Christ, acquired through both direct religious experience and the reading and studying of the Bible. Quakers focused their private life on developing behaviour and speech reflecting emotional purity and the light of God. In the past, Quakers were known for their use of thee as an ordinary pronoun, refusal to participate in war, plain dress, refusal to swear oaths, opposition to slavery, teetotalism; some Quakers founded banks and financial institutions, including Barclays and Friends Provident. In 1947, the Quakers, represented by the British Friends Service Council and the American Friends Service Committee, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. During and after the English Civil War many dissenting Christian groups emerged, including the Seekers and others. A young man, George Fox, was dissatisfied with the teachings of the Church of England and non-conformists, he had a revelation that "there is one Christ Jesus, who can speak to thy condition", became convinced that it was possible to have a direct experience of Christ without the aid of an ordained clergy.
In 1652 he had a vision on Pendle Hill in Lancashire, England, in which he believed that "the Lord let me see in what places he had a great people to be gathered". Following this he travelled around England, the Netherlands, Barbados preaching and teaching with the aim of converting new adherents to his faith; the central theme of his Gospel message was. His followers considered themselves to be the restoration of the true Christian church, after centuries of apostasy in the churches in England. In 1650, Fox was brought before the magistrates Gervase Bennet and Nathaniel Barton, on a charge of religious blasphemy. According to Fox's autobiography, Bennet "was the first that called us Quakers, because I bade them tremble at the word of the Lord", it is thought that Fox was referring to Isaiah 66:2 or Ezra 9:4. Thus, the name Quaker began as a way of ridiculing Fox's admonition, but became accepted and is used by some Quakers. Quakers described themselves using terms such as true Christianity, Children of the Light, Friends of the Truth, reflecting terms used in the New Testament by members of the early Christian church.
Quakerism gained a considerable following in England and Wales, the numbers increased to a peak of 60,000 in England and Wales by 1680. But the dominant discourse of Protestantism viewed the Quakers as a blasphemous challenge to social and political order, leading to official persecution in England and Wales under the Quaker Act 1662 and the Conventicle Act 1664; this was relaxed after the Declaration of Indulgence and stopped under the Act of Toleration 1689. One modern view of Quakerism at this time was that the relationship with Christ was encouraged through spiritualisation of human relations, "the redefinition of the Quakers as a holy tribe,'the family and household of God'". Together with Margaret Fell, the wife of Thomas Fell, the vice-chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and an eminent judge, Fox developed new conceptions of family and community that emphasised "holy conversation": speech and behaviour that reflected piety and love. With the restructuring of the family and household came new roles for wom