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JUNE 2017

Each month a prize-winning photograph from the archives of the Crozet Calendar will be published together with a story from the photographer of how the image was made and commentary by Sam Abell about the merits of the photograph. People are by nature phototropic—they move toward the light’, writes Christopher Alexander in his influential book A Pattern Language. He also...
Small Community, Huge Spirit at Piedmont Baptist A chance trip to a Richmond computer store led Phillip Butler to his first visit to Piedmont Baptist Church, the historically black church he has pastored for more than 15 years. Rev. Butler––a businessman as well as a minister––owned a tire store nearby and his son wanted to look at computers. “I was...
Among our many treasured holiday traditions, few are of longer standing than the recitation of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863). When he wrote his ingenious poem in 1823 to amuse his children, he didn’t know he was creating a classic of popular culture that would last for more than two centuries. In fact, as...
White Christmas Chances What exactly is a “White Christmas”? Does snow have to fall and stick on Christmas Day? Does old snow count if the ground is white? Does Bing Crosby have to be singing? In 2009, we had a foot of leftover slop on the ground and freezing rain all day. Does that count as a White Christmas? Be...
The progressive village of Crozet in 1938 hummed like a well-oiled machine. It still straddled a strategic spot on the main highway between Waynesboro and Charlottesville, the main flow of traffic not yet having been diverted to U.S. Rt. 250 between Brownsville and Mechum’s River. In that pre-WWII era, Crozet’s Chesapeake & Ohio Railway passenger and freight depots adjacent to...
The first annual Downtown Crozet 5K Community Fun Run took place under sunny skies the morning of Saturday, November 17. Although race planners were expecting about 30 participants, 119 runners, walkers, bikers—with their dogs, strollers, and baby carriers— actually showed up. On a perfect, brisk day, they wound for approximately three miles through “old Crozet”—along St. George Ave. to Buck...
Nelly, the iconic cow of the Nelson Farmers Market, now stands alone at Stoney Creek waiting for the big white tents in Nellysford to return. While the three-season outdoor market has recently ended, shopping for local fresh meat, produce, cheese, jam, baked goods and artisan crafts continues at the 12th annual indoor Winter Market at Rockfish Valley Community Center.  The market’s...
Music and literature employ variation and rythym, allowing a piece to flow. How can these same principles be used in gardening? What are some ways that allow the viewer to move smoothly through a garden? Alternatively, what might you do to make the garden visitor come to a complete stop and pay attention to a particular plant or vignette? Strong...
Although I stopped participating long ago in the frenzied, commercialized commotion of holiday gift-giving, I think this is a good month in which to suggest that folks consider offering a present to nature. Humans can’t help impacting the natural world as they go about their lives, but folks can certainly adjust many of their activities to impact it less—and...

Gazette Vet: Ticks

One area where veterinary medicine intersects with human medicine regularly here in Virginia is with tick-borne diseases. Because we see with this problem in pets commonly, I can tell you that people have a lot of misconceptions about ticks, so I am going to use this month’s column to clarify some points about ticks and tick-borne disease. All points...

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Crozet Calendar Clinic: Margaret Marshall

Each month a prize-winning photograph from the archives of the Crozet Calendar will be published together with a story from the photographer of how...

Religion News: December 2018

Small Community, Huge Spirit at Piedmont Baptist A chance trip to a Richmond computer store led Phillip Butler to his first visit to Piedmont Baptist...

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Among our many treasured holiday traditions, few are of longer standing than the recitation of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore...

Crozet Weather Almanac: November 2018

White Christmas Chances What exactly is a “White Christmas”? Does snow have to fall and stick on Christmas Day? Does old snow count if the...

Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Crozet 1938: Hear Those Lions Roar!

The progressive village of Crozet in 1938 hummed like a well-oiled machine. It still straddled a strategic spot on the main highway between Waynesboro...

Downtown Crozet Initiative Hosts Community Fun Run “Friendraiser”

The first annual Downtown Crozet 5K Community Fun Run took place under sunny skies the morning of Saturday, November 17. Although race planners were...

Indoor Winter Markets Open at RVCC

Nelly, the iconic cow of the Nelson Farmers Market, now stands alone at Stoney Creek waiting for the big white tents in Nellysford to...