CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (June 2010) – AlbemarleFamily Living, the award-winning magazine for Charlottesville area moms and dads, has a new name for their existing home on Facebook. In keeping with the theme of “it takes a village to raise a child”, afVillage was created to appropriately name the home for local parents to share information and form friendships on-line and off with the community of AlbemarleFamily Living Living readers. Additionally, the afVillage is the Facebook destination for savvy Charlottesville parents to get timely information in their news feeds about family-friendly events, the scoop on local bargains and join in great giveaways.

To launch the afVillage kickoff and celebrate the hundreds of extended family members and a new sense of belonging, afVillage is giving out free bumper stickers at the Ivy Publications office beginning July 15th and select magazine racks in Charlottesville. To become a part of the afVillage, go to, click on the “Find us on Facebook” button in the upper right corner and click the “Like” button on the afVillage Facebook page.

About us… Ivy Publications is the parent company of AlbemarleFamily Living, a monthly publication dedicated to serving families in Charlottesville-Albemarle with useful comprehensive community resources designed to help “Make Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun”. Each month over 60,000 visitors make use of their extensive web site and its companion print publications: 12 magazines and an annual Directory of Family Services. Ivy Publications also publishes quarterly The Charlottesville Welcome Book to meet the need of reaching out to the thousands of newcomers and for tourists visiting the Charlottesville-Albemarle region.