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Children’s Museum without walls working towards permanent home Everyone’s worried about our children’s mindless obsession with screens, but no one knows what to do about it. Karen Orlando has one idea: Give them an alternative that incorporates visual experience, play, adventure, and the possibility of learning (in real time) from other members of their own community. That’s her plan for the...
One of the first wild foods I learned to identify after moving to the mountains was the morel mushroom. My dad used to tell me how he and my grandfather would go out in the early spring to gather the delicate, delectable mushrooms that grew in the woods near their home. I was afraid to guess which mushrooms were...
Oana Moore, thousands of miles away from the home of her birth, shows her affection for her new home in the current exhibit at Crozet Artisan’s Depot, “Crozet, a Mighty Little Town.” Moore was born in central Romania, still known for its medieval landscapes. She grew up in Transylvania, in the shadow of Dracula’s castle. There really was a Dracula-like count...
Each month a prize-winning photograph from the archives of the Crozet Calendar will be published together with a story from the photographer of how the image was made and commentary by Sam Abell about the merits of the photograph. Daily Practice Makes Perfect It’s orchard blossom time in western Albemarle County and that means local photographers are out in force. The...
Heidi and I officially diagnosed this winter with multiple personality disorder. We are meteorologists, not psychologists, but what else can you say? Winter took a bitter cold turn on Christmas day and for the next two weeks we suffered historic cold. Almost every day dropped below 20 degrees and often into the single digits with zero at our house on January 7. Then...
By Brian Cohen Sometimes to go forward, you need a little pushback. On Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m., the public is invited to the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department’s dedication and pushback of their new E-56 pumper at the station. Albemarle County Supervisor Ann Mallek will pay tribute to those who contributed time and effort. Refreshments will be served. What’s a pushback? “It...
Socialite Elle Wood is enjoying an intimate, candlelit dinner under the rose arbor at a classy restaurant in the Berkeley Hills, wearing the perfect dress, to celebrate her expected engagement to highly eligible UCLA classmate Warner. This cozy opening scene was preceded by an enthusiastic parade of Delta Nu sorority sisters singing “Omigod You Guys!” in anticipation. Leaning across...
Charlottesville’s 2018 Festival of the Book is in the books, and this year’s programming for children was, as always, spectacular. Authors who write for children and teen audiences fanned out across Albemarle County to visit over three dozen area schools to give book talks and discuss writing tips, and though the first two days of snow-cancelled classes put a...
Quilt Runds Tabor Backpack Project The Crozet Quilters have cut and stitched a masterpiece for the benefit of some of the area’s poorest children. Tickets for the “flower basket” quilt now on display at B & B Cleaners and Laundry are going for $2 each or 3 for $5 in advance of the drawing. The quilt is a queen-sized masterpiece,...
Everyone is familiar with roses—the genus Rosa, with over one hundred species and countless varieties—even non-gardeners.  But they’re many other members of the Rose family (the Rosaceae) that are not well-known, and unlike roses, some even grow well in the shade. With its bright yellow blooms, Japanese Kerria (Kerria japonica) puts on a good show in April. Kerria typically goes...

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Business Briefs: April 2018

Children’s Museum without walls working towards permanent home Everyone’s worried about our children’s mindless obsession with screens, but no one knows what to do about...

Morel Mushroom Hunting

One of the first wild foods I learned to identify after moving to the mountains was the morel mushroom. My dad used to tell...

A Mighty Little Town Featured in Photos

Oana Moore, thousands of miles away from the home of her birth, shows her affection for her new home in the current exhibit at...

Crozet Calendar Clinic: Nate Ostheimer

Each month a prize-winning photograph from the archives of the Crozet Calendar will be published together with a story from the photographer of how...

Crozet Weather Almanac: March Was Colder Than February

Heidi and I officially diagnosed this winter with multiple personality disorder. We are meteorologists, not psychologists, but what else can you say? Winter took a bitter...

Five House News: CVFD Debuts New Engine

By Brian Cohen Sometimes to go forward, you need a little pushback. On Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m., the public is invited to the Crozet...

WAHS Production of Legally Blonde Brings Down the House

Socialite Elle Wood is enjoying an intimate, candlelit dinner under the rose arbor at a classy restaurant in the Berkeley Hills, wearing the perfect...