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Charlottesville folk artist Frances Brand painted nearly 150 portraits she considered notable in her "Firsts" series. The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is currently displaying 25 of them at an exhibit at the Center at Belvedere.
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Julian Bond (1940-2015) worked at the University of Virginia as a history professor from 1992-2012, while simultaneously serving as Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
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The Revenue Sharing Agreement refers to a 1982 legal agreement between the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County that prohibits annexation efforts by the city in exchange for a share of the county's revenue. In FY2016 Albemarle paid $15,767,084 to the City of Charlottesville.
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The Dewberry Hotel is a partially constructed building on the Downtown Mall, proposed as a nine-story, 100-room luxury hotel. The idea was to build a $30 million, nine-story luxury boutique hotel. Construction was abandoned in January 2009. The Charlottesville City Council directed staff in January 2016 to pursue legal action to either force construction or to force public acquisition through eminent domain.
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Fifeville is a city-designated neighborhood in southwest Charlottesville. The neighborhood contains Tonsler Park, Forest Hills Park, and Fifeville Park, as well as Buford Middle School and the Smith Aquatic Center. Parts of the neighborhood are part of the Fifeville-Castle Hill Historic District.