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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...
Two dozen trees that stood in the way of constructing the road that will connect the section of Eastern Avenue that exists between the Westhall and WestLake Hills neighborhoods and Park Ridge Road were removed in March. Stanley Martin Homes Vice President Drew Holzwarth said construction of the connection to Park Ridge Road will begin this spring and should...
Old Crozet receded another step into history in March as Leslie John-James, 75, the widow of Warren James Automotive namesake Warren James, who died in August, relinquished control of the business the couple had run since 1979.  “Most things are emptied out,” said James as she surveyed the office March 15, the 39th anniversary of the start of the business....
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...
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In a couple of spotless basement rooms next to Crozet Pizza, Ernie Almanza systematically turns huge pieces of the finest top round into “Ernie’s Jerky.” It’s a business that’s been growing slowly for many years, first as a hobby at home, then with limited sales and finally, since last fall, as a free-standing business. It’s not his only job: Almanza...
The Crozet Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 5, in the parking lot of the Crozet United Methodist Church (CUMC). Market hours are 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May through mid-October. If you are a new vendor, please contact the Market manager, Al Minutolo, 434-823-1092 prior to April 16 to discuss your product, space availability and Market...

In This Section

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...

Festival Authors Inspire Local Young Readers and Writers

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...

Lafferty Appreciation

Retiring Planning Com-missioner Russell “Mac” Lafferty was honored by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on March 14 for his eight years of service....

Laid to Waste: Recycling Kicked to the Curb by van der Linde Closure

In the chaos following local trash processor van der Linde Recycling’s decision to stop accepting household waste from trash haulers, many citizens have discovered...

New Mechums River Voting Precinct Approved

In case you hadn’t noticed, Crozet is growing. And with all the new development come many more voters. “The Brownsville precinct has exploded,” said...

Business Briefs: March 2018

Rocket Coffee Coming More than 10,000 people travel each day by the intersection of Route 250 and Crozet Avenue, and Scott Link is hoping that...