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The adage “History is local” can be proven summarily in nearly every community around the globe. We relate more readily to national and international events when we have a local perspective. It can be said that the Emperor Napoleon’s European conquests were represented locally in the person of Claudius Crozet, who was assigned to Napoleon’s headquarters in 1809 as an...
I was thirteen years old when I realized that the whole world doesn’t eat pasta every Sunday. I was invited to Gretchen’s house (German ancestry) and her mother served roast beef, mashed potatoes and green beans. Whaaaaat? My family had pasta most Fridays (meatless), and every single Sunday, with lots of meat. As did all my relations. The Sunday pot...
Tabor Presbyterian Church Calls New Pastor Rev. Liz Hulme Adam has accepted a call as pastor for Tabor Presbyterian Church, beginning February 12. Rev. Adam is a Crozet resident and married to Erdal Adam, an optometrist. They have three children: Hannah, 19, now at American University; Phoebe, 16, at the Virginia Institute of Autism; and Silas, 13, at Henley Middle...
By Clover Carroll with Bob Beard Arts students, parents, and teachers in Albemarle County schools will be holding the 6th annual ArtFest in the West celebration of the Arts in Western Education (AWE) Friday, March 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Western Albemarle High School cafeteria. This free event is both a fundraiser for arts programs in the schools...
It’s a perfect business model for these busy times, targeting the growing number of people who want to make sure contaminants from their hazardous waste don’t end up in the rivers and drinking water. It can be confusing though: Maybe there’s no time to take items to the right place to recycle. Or maybe it’s just too hard to...
Winemaker Traces the Path of Award-Winning Champagne  Sometime in late winter, Matthieu Finot will decide which of the Chardonnay vines at King Family Vineyards will produce the fruit for the vineyard’s Brut. The Virginia champagne, made in the traditional way, won a gold medal at the most recent Governor’s Cup, the state’s premiere competition. The sparkling blanc-de-blanc is a practical...
As a student at Virginia Tech, I found visits to nearby Mountain Lake—one of only two natural lakes in the state of Virginia—enchanting. Walking along the trail on the east side of the large freshwater lake required hiking through a rhododendron “hell” that was spectacular when in spring bloom. (A rhododendron hell refers to an area of these plants...

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Secrets of the Blue Ridge: History is Local: The C.C.C.s

The adage “History is local” can be proven summarily in nearly every community around the globe. We relate more readily to national and international...

Seasonal Flavors: Cauliflower Pasta

I was thirteen years old when I realized that the whole world doesn’t eat pasta every Sunday. I was invited to Gretchen’s house (German...

Religion New: February 2018

Tabor Presbyterian Church Calls New Pastor Rev. Liz Hulme Adam has accepted a call as pastor for Tabor Presbyterian Church, beginning February 12. Rev. Adam...

ArtFest in the West Promises Family Fun

By Clover Carroll with Bob Beard Arts students, parents, and teachers in Albemarle County schools will be holding the 6th annual ArtFest in the West celebration...

This Dude’s for Hire: Crozet Youth Launches Hazardous Waste Recycling Service

It’s a perfect business model for these busy times, targeting the growing number of people who want to make sure contaminants from their hazardous...

Business Briefs: February 2018

Winemaker Traces the Path of Award-Winning Champagne  Sometime in late winter, Matthieu Finot will decide which of the Chardonnay vines at King Family Vineyards will...

Blue Ridge Naturalist: Mountain Lake Resort—Always Worthy of A Visit

As a student at Virginia Tech, I found visits to nearby Mountain Lake—one of only two natural lakes in the state of Virginia—enchanting. Walking...