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Church of the Holy Cross Plants Itself at Crozet Baptist The Church of the Holy Cross Anglican mission outgrew its first meeting space in a Crozet living room, moved to a barn on the grounds of Fidelis Farm, and has now outgrown that space, said Blake Johnson, its vicar. “We thought we’d be here for a while,” Rev. Johnson said,...
It’s coneflower season. I find myself staring down at their chest-high flowers, all in various stages of opening, with bees as well as the occasional moth going about their business.  From a distance you might assume the center of the coneflower consists of concentric circles. Look more closely, and you’ll see instead a complex of interwoven spirals.  The patterns...
Today’s column is especially for children (per a reader suggestion), although adults are certainly welcome to read along too! Gardening for Wildlife Just like you, wild critters need a home. For them to live in your yard, they need lots of plants. But it is not necessary to buy trees, shrubs, and flowers to plant around your house. Ask your parents if...
The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands, your...
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. “I want to celebrate Crozet’s small-town character whenever I can.” With that straightforward sentence Bryan Parsons summarizes the spirit of the...
“Grandmother, would you like a cappuccino when we get home?” wafted the voice of the six year old over the back seat. “I think it’s a little late in the day for a cappuccino, and besides, we need to get you home and I don’t want to stop,” I replied. “No!  We don’t have to stop—we have a cappuccino maker at...
The young village of Crozet began its growth in a similar fashion to the croplands surrounding it—organically! The earliest lot purchases by “outsiders” were, of necessity, bought from the principal farmers in the area. Abram Wayland and William Ballard sold individual lots from their farms that fronted on two intersecting dirt byways. Prosperity roared into town with the maturing of...
Morning Star Stables Settles at Mechum’s View Farm In a caravan with three cars and a horse trailer, Michael Stockwell and Kathleen Triolo departed Ocracoke Island and traveled to Virginia last winter. With them were a veterinarian, a daughter and grandchild, and Beach, Bateau, Tank, Jet and Spud, the noble quarter horses that have been Stockwell’s business partners for many...
Club welcomes new members at Open House Christina Brown of Crozet has achieved the Toastmasters International Advanced Communicator Bronze award, the first of three levels of recognition in Toastmasters’ Advanced Communication Series. To earn the award, Brown completed two advanced communicator manuals, which required preparing and presenting a total of 10 speeches at the Crozet Toastmasters Club, where she is...
May 6, 2018. Photos by Allie Pesch.

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Religion News: July 2018

Church of the Holy Cross Plants Itself at Crozet Baptist The Church of the Holy Cross Anglican mission outgrew its first meeting space in a...

In the Garden: Contemplating Coneflowers

It’s coneflower season. I find myself staring down at their chest-high flowers, all in various stages of opening, with bees as well as the...

Blue Ridge Naturalist: Child’s Play

Today’s column is especially for children (per a reader suggestion), although adults are certainly welcome to read along too! Gardening for Wildlife Just like you, wild...

World Wide Welcome

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates...

Crozet Calendar Clinic: Bryan Parsons

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...

Seasonal Flavors: Refrigerator Rolls

“Grandmother, would you like a cappuccino when we get home?” wafted the voice of the six year old over the back seat. “I think it’s...

Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Crozet’s Hilltop: A Neighborhood Model

The young village of Crozet began its growth in a similar fashion to the croplands surrounding it—organically! The earliest lot purchases by “outsiders” were,...