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Rockgate Cemetery, just south of downtown Crozet, is seeking volunteers to serve on its board of directors. The 10-acre burial ground, established in 1914, is not affiliated with a church and is the resting place of many Crozet families. It was managed for many years by Alan Rosenkrans, and when he died, care passed to his family members, Charles and...

Swoosh, Yeah!

Cub Scout Pack 79 celebrated the Boy Scouts of America’s 65th annual Pinewood Derby race Saturday, January 27. Cub Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade, along with many siblings, entered a total of 83 cars in this year’s race, which was run on the pack’s electronically timed metal racing track in the Henley Middle School cafeteria. “The cars are getting faster...
Riding the last wave of school project funding from Albemarle County’s 2016 Bond Referendum are two sets of sleek and much-needed upgrades for Henley Middle School and Western Albemarle High School. Slated to break ground as soon as the semester ends in June, these projects bring both security and modernization enhancements to the two largest western district schools. Henley security...
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...
Citizens of the World Murray Elementary Principal Mark Green is taking the first steps toward bringing World Language instruction to the school, potentially by the 2019 academic year. Though languages such as French and Spanish are taught in middle school and even more options are available to high schoolers, elementary schools in the county have lagged behind city schools in...
Crozet’s water supply system is being overhauled with the long view in mind, says Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) Executive Director Bill Mawyer. “We are gathering usage data and growth projections for the area, and our goal is to make one plan that will cover all of the necessary modifications,” he said. That blueprint, called the Drinking Water...
Firefighters extinguished a blaze at the new Westlake Hills subdivision Jan. 4 when fierce winds kicked up embers from a burn box at the construction site and set the woods on fire on one of the coldest nights of the new year, officials said. Although it burned for only 20 minutes and was contained to a couple of trees and...

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Survey Shows Wide Community Agreement on Key Growth Issues

The Crozet community survey shows wide and deep agreement on several growth issues, survey committee member Shawn Bird told the Crozet Community Advisory Committee...

Chartered Amtrak Collides with Time Disposal Trash Truck in Crozet

A chartered Amtrak passenger train carrying Republican lawmakers and family members to an annual GOP retreat at The Greenbrier in West Virginia crashed into...

School Notes: January 2018

Think Small Murray Elementary fifth graders were treated to a host of scientific demonstrations using nanotechnology, a type of engineering science based on the concept...

A Deeper Look: Guidance for Health, Public Engagement and Discipline in the New Year

While the short-lived nature of New Year’s resolutions has become a cliché, many people still welcome a quiet opportunity to reflect on past events...

Death Be Not Proud

If you need a primer on how to face terminal cancer with courage, grace, and even joy, pick up a copy of My Turn...

Religion News: January 2018

Crozet UMC Food Pantry Heads Into 34th Year In March 1984, three or four people stopped by the new food pantry operated by the Crozet...

Business Briefs: January 2018

More Changes at the Crozet Market Over at the Crozet Market, it’s obvious that things are happening. There’s a new floor, and the produce section...