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The Cistercian nuns of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Crozet consecrated their new church in a Mass August 2 that drew a score of church dignitaries to their quiet setting. Mass was said by Bishop Richard B. Higgins, of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, who has longstanding connections with the sisters. He was joined by 16 priests, four...
Going Native At Hummingbird Hill, Tim and Wanda SanJule encourage local gardeners to look at their landscape a little differently, adopting the perspective of a bird, butterfly or bee. The beautiful lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood? A biological desert, they say. The golf course view you paid extra for? Just about useless for anything but golf. The SanJules are...

Thanks for Dinner!

It fell to retired State Police Sgt. Ronny Byram of Crozet to arrange the supper for the annual meeting of the Virginia State Police Alumni Association in Charlottesville August 12 and he turned to his buddy Danny Yusef at Gateway Market for his barbeque and sides. There were more than one hundred retired troopers at the Holiday Inn on Emmet...
Archer Farrish is a new Gazette carrier who is delivering in north Crozet neighborhoods along St. George Avenue and in Laurel Hills. If you’d like the paper brought to your door, clean and dry on publication day each month, call or text Archer at 434-953-3627. Home delivery is $20 for the year and provides local youth a first paying job. There...
Randy Caldejon of Crozet and Peter Shaw, his partner in founding nPulse Technologies, have formed a new company that will use machine learning, also called artificial intelligence, to help protect computer networks from intruders. Crozet-based nPulse Technologies, which developed technology that allows speedy forensic analysis of computer security breaches, was acquired in 2014 by San Jose, California-based FireEye, a leading...
Mountainside Senior Living, a 105-bed assisted living facility in downtown Crozet, will convert its entire third floor to a secure dementia unit containing 20 beds, according to Marta Keene, executive director of the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, which operates the facility with the aim of keeping affordable senior care available. The unit is expected to open in February...
A Delightful Beginning Crozet Elementary first grade teacher Ginny Slechta has a First Day of School tradition that builds bonds with her students and their families in a sweet way: she hosts an evening popsicle party at the school playground. “It was really a great day,” she said as she greeted the parents and siblings of her 18 students and...

In This Section

Religion News: September 2017

Long-Standing Bread Ministry Grows Early on a dark morning, a crowd sheltered from the rain on the front porch of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church...

Bloom Town: Second Saturdays Celebrate Crozet Art Scene

When I recently met the Associated Press representative for our region, I introduced myself as a writer for the Crozet Gazette. “Crozet?!” he responded...

Religion News: August 2017

Patron saint honored With rolling hills and open country, the small town of Quitupan, a municipality in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, looks very...

Business Briefs: August 2017

Cooling off with coffee Neither humidity nor blazing sun nor temperatures in the high 90s keep the sleepy public from their caffeine, according to local...

Gardeners and Cooks Keep The Rural Arts Alive

Late July is the time to make sauerkraut on Love Mountain, where the rows of Stonecrop cabbage have stayed sweet and tight and green....

Fledgling Arts Alliance Convenes

The inaugural meeting of the Greater Crozet Arts Alliance (GCAA) was held on May 23 at the Crozet Library, with a follow up meeting...

The Jarmans Gap Wildflower Meadow Project

A visitor to Crozet needs no more evidence of our love of nature than the beautiful wildflower meadows lining Jarman’s Gap Road, from Old...