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This Christmas season the Lions Club of Crozet again invites all of our friends and neighbors in Crozet and environs to ring bells for the Salvation Army in front of Crozet Great Valu Market. Bell ringing is scheduled for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from December 6 through December 16, and every day from December 18-23. On weekdays we plan to...
Taking a Stand at WAHS Western Albemarle High School juniors who are currently studying U.S. history have embarked on a yearlong project exploring how monuments and memorials serve to educate the public about historical figures and events. The work is sponsored by a grant given to all three Albemarle County high schools by LRNG, an initiative of the nonprofit Collective...
There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, both designed to kick off the holiday season with a huge transfer of cash from your pocket to faraway retail giants. If the thought of either of these days fills you with a sense of dread, there’s another option. In between, there’s “Shop Small Saturday,” the day first dreamed up by American Express eight...

No Home for Bats

Netting has been installed over the portals of the Claudius Crozet’s 1850 Blue Ridge Tunnel to oblige the bats that roost there to find new homes. Once they have resettled, the task of removing the two massive bulkheads that currently block passage can be removed. The bulkheads were installed in the late 1940s with the idea that the abandoned...
The Crozet Masons recognized Doris Marie Woolford with their Community Builders Award at their meeting Oct. 9. “I thank the entire Mason community,” said Woolford, who was nominated by Ronny Byram. “I didn’t start out with a goal of getting recognition. I’ve applied my gifts that the Lord has given me. I drive patients to their medical appointments, mainly, and...
The Red Hill Farmer’s Market celebrated its first season at the corner of Rt. 29 South and Red Hill School Road in Red Hill with a spread of pumpkins, a bounce house for kids, a food truck (Two Brothers) and live music by Carol Wright, Dennis Knight and Jim Ford. From left are vendors Fred and Amber Lyssy, Alex Pettigrew,...
Driverless Cars: Planning for Their Future We know they’re coming, but we don’t know when or how they’ll affect us. Driverless cars, the technology that was predicted long before most of us were born, was the topic of U.Va.’s “community conversation” in late September. With the presence of Perrone Robotics in the area, it seemed like a good time for...

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion of Perrone Robotics

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe visited Crozet Oct. 6 to announce that Perrone Robotics, which has established its headquarters on the former Barnes Lumber Co....

Offbeat Entrepreneurs Recall Their Different Paths

The Balloon Pilot He said he’s never had a “grown up” job, but Ivy balloon pilot Rick Behr uses plenty of grown-up skills in his...

No Longer Temporary Bridge

The Crozet Trails Crew puts the finishing touches on the replacement for the “temporary” bridge behind the Dog Park in Crozet Park, which has...

Home Sweet Home Crozet

Marine Corps veteran Kevin Blanchard and his wife Myra moved into their new home on Lavaca Court in Westlake Hills Sept. 30, courtesy of...

School Notes: October 2017

An Open Book The school library at Meriwether Lewis Elementary is converting to a “flexible schedule,” and the person in charge couldn’t be happier. “It...

A New Language; Teaching Music in the Early Grades

Far from the days of sitting still in rows of folding chairs, staring at a staff of notes on the chalkboard, students in modern...

Tiny House for Sale!

The WAHS Tiny House went on the auction block last weekend at a morning event hosted by WAHS parent volunteer and local realtor Rod...