Press Releases

Our dedication to products that reach out to local readers extends well into our commitment to our community. In addition to sharing the stories of inspiring locals who are making a difference through their volunteerism and work, we are also pleased to be able to sponsor and support many area events and charities serving our family of readers. Take a ride in our virtual time machine by reading a summary of our press releases over the years.


CharlottesvilleFamily Announces the 2024 Fun Fair & Camp Expo


Winery Vista Photo Contest and New Book Release by Virginia Wine & Country Life

Wine & Country Weddings Announces the Winners of the 2023 “Wedding of the Year” Audience Choice Voting Contest

Ivy Life & Style Media Announces the First Annual Virginia Wine & Country Wedding Week April 21–30.

Ivy Life & Style Media Introduces The Virginia Wine & Country Equestrian Guide

Virginia Wine & Country Life Releases Digital Guide to the Best Virginia Wines

CharlottesvilleFamily Announces the 2023 Fun Fair & Camp Expo

Virginia Wine & Country Weddings Celebrates Love with “Wedding of the Year” Fan Favorite Voting Contest February 14-28 and Release of Volume 7


Wine & Country Life to Sponsor the Homestead Epicurean Classic

Wine & Country Life and Wine & Country Weddings Win Multiple Print Excellence Awards

Ivy Life & Style Media Announces Newest Publication, The Wine & Country Gold Book

CharlottesvilleFamily Announces the 2022 Fun Fair & Camp Expo


Wine & Country Life Magazine Releases Annual Luxury Gift Guide 2021

CharlottesvilleFamily Life & Home Magazine is Halloween Headquarters for Local Families

Virginia’s Autumn Steeplechase Races and The Ultimate Wine & Country Tailgating Guide for the Perfect Party

Wine & Country Life Magazine Celebrates Virginia Wine Month

Announcing a New Virtual Event: The 2021 CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo


Wine & Country Wins Pinnacle Award and Additional Honors

Wine & Country Announces New Virginia Farm-to-Table Cookbook to Support the Food Community

Wine & Country Weddings Promotes Annual Weddings of the Year Contest

Local Families Enter Bumble’s 2020 Summer Go-To Adventure Giveaways


CharlottesvilleFamily’s 2020 Fun Fair & Camp Expo Set for February 16

Wine & Country Shop Relocates to Larger Space

Wine & Country Life Unveils New Name and Expansion with Release of Book Nine

Wine & Country Shop Hosting Wine Tasting of Horton Vineyards’ Governor’s Cup Winning Wine

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Releases Book Eight

CharlottesvilleFamily’s 2019 Fun Fair & Camp Expo Set for February 10


Charlottesville Wine & Country Offers Food & Wine Pairing Course

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Releases Book Seven

Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings Releases Volume 4

Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings Receives Silver Award

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Releases Book Six

CharlottesvilleFamily Releases NEW Quarterly Home Flip Book

CharlottesvilleFamily’s 2018 Fun Fair & Camp Expo and Birthday Bash Set for February 11


Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Releases Book Five

CharlottesvilleFamily’s 2nd Halloween Hoopla

Charlottesville Wine & Country Joins Boutiques at Martha’s Market

Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings Volume 3

Bumble’s Go-To Adventure Giveaways for 2017

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Releases Book Four


CharlottesvilleFamily’s 2017 Fun Fair & Camp Expo Set for February 12

Charlottesville Wine & Country Available in Harris Teeter & Wegmans Locations

Book Three of Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Released

CharlottesvilleFamily’s 1st Halloween Hoopla

CharlottesvilleFamily and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cake Contest

Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings Volume 2

Bumble’s Go-To Adventure Giveaways for 2016

Charlottesville Wine & Country Living Releases Book Two

Parenting Media Association Awards Top Honors To CharlottesvilleFamily

CharlottesvilleFamily’s 2016 Fun Fair & Camp Expo This Sunday


Introducing CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine

New Charlottesville Wedding Art Book Unveiled by Ivy Publications

A Year of Giving by Ivy Publications Supports Area Non-Profits

CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo Set for February 15, 2015


Editorial Intern Position Created at Ivy Publications

New Wedding Art Book from Local Publishers

Healthy Living Directory Launches New Look at the Eco Fair

CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo set for Feb. 16


Healthy Living Directory Has New Publishers

Get Healthy & Active at Brand New Festival

New Customizable Wedding Planning E-newsletter

New Columns for CharlottesvilleFamily!

CharlottesvilleFamily Celebrates 15 Years

New Year, New Features!

CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo set for Feb. 10


Locally Charlottesville Partners with Buy Fresh Buy Local

Getting the Most Out of Your Advertising Dollars

Locally Charlottesville Goes Quarterly!

Fresh New Name, Same Great Content


AlbemarleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo

Ivy Publications Wins CAAR Award!

AlbemarleFamily Magazine Wins Big at the Parenting Publications of America Awards

AlbemarleFamily Magazine Launches New Semi-Annual Directories

Charlottesville Welcome Book and AlbemarleFamily Magazine Gave Over $80,000 to Local Arts and Charities

Ivy Publications Debuts its New Directory Series: Locally Charlottesville

Locally Charlottesville, Home Directory Debuts from Ivy Publications

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Blue Ridge Chapter, Recognizes Ivy Publications with the 2011 Public Relations Award

AlbemarleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo Sunday, March 11, 2012, 10am-3pm at the Doubletree Hotel

Locally Charlottesville Announces LocallyMolly for Entrepreneurial Women

Locally Charlottesville Women’s Directory Debuts from Ivy Publications

Introducing the Charlottesville Welcome Book’s Wedding Directory

New, Engaging Digital Reader Increases User Experience

Celebrate 250 with Charlottesville and Ivy Publications


Wine & Dine Jefferson Style in The Charlottesville Welcome Book Getaway Sweepstakes

AlbemarleFamily Living Announces afVillage

Expanded Website for the Charlottesville Welcome Book

Charlottesville Families Are Earning More


Introducing the Charlottesville Welcome Book from Ivy Publications

AlbemarleFamily Living Magazine is Winner of National Design and Editorial Awards

Ivy Publications Sponsors “Dawn to Dusk” Exhibit on Downtown Mall

Ivy Publications Announces AlbemarleFamily Favorites Contest


Charlottesville’s Insider Guide to over 400 Family-Tested Outings AlbemarleFamily’s Let’s Go! Guide To Be Released March 2, 2008


Mothers’ Need for Information Fuels Growth of Charlottesville Company

AlbemarleFamily Magazine is Winner of Three National Design and Editorial Awards

AlbemarleFamily Magazine and UVa Announce the 2007 Mom Expo

Over One Million Hits And Counting!


AlbemarleFamily Hosts Barnum & Bailey Circus Event


Disney on Ice and AlbemarleFamily Partner for Family Fun

AF Fun Fair & Camp Expo! Coming February 6!

AlbemarleFamily Education Counts! Check Presented to Murray Elementary

National Publishing Award Presented to AlbemarleFamily

AF Summer Family Fun Pass is Here!

AlbemarleFamily Introduces New Mascot

AlbemarleFamily Parenting Speaker Event 2005 Announced

PPA Readership Survey Illustrates the Benefits of Advertising in Parenting Publications


AlbemarleKids Web Site and Complimentary Print Publications Announce Their New Name, AlbemarleFamily

PPA Announces Local Winner of 2003 Editorial and Design Awards for Leading Parenting Publications

Virginia Piedmont Technology Council Honors AlbemarleFamily

AlbemarleFamily Announces Expansion


UVA Award Presented to AlbemarleKids

AlbemarleKids Joins Parenting Publications of America

AlbemarleKids Wins Coveted Children’s Media Award for Second Year In A Row


New Local Short Story Series by AlbemarleKids Debuts at Virginia Festival of the Book

AlbemarleKids Wins Coveted Children’s Media Award from Parent’s Guide

AlbemarleKids and United Way Bring Third Annual National Family Volunteer Day to Charlottesville


AlbemarleKids to Carry on the Work of

Peter D. Bethke, Author of Corral Methodology and Developer of to Speak at LassoSummit 2001

The Loving Quilt: An AlbemarleKids Care Exhibit celebrating 100 years of the Junior League and community volunteerism

10,000 A Month And Counting!


A Harry Potter Inspired Hippogriff, the Newest AlbemarleKids Care Exhibit

Premiere of Companion Print Publication, Special Edition

AlbemarleKids Care Art Exhibit: “The New Hope Millennium Project”


Just In Time for Summer….