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Augusta Health Expands Urgent Care, Adds Primary Care Practice The renovation of several smaller shops east and offices east of town will increase the presence of Augusta Health in the Crozet community. Chad Shomo, speaking for Augusta Health, said the expanded facility was originally scheduled to open in July, but shortages of manpower and supplies have pushed the opening date...
Local potter Liz Herlevson decided to spread a little kindness around Crozet the day after her mother passed away. The artist behind the signature Crozet-inscribed pottery left about 20 of her handcrafted ceramic mugs hidden on the trails between Crozet Park and Western Ridge along Lickinghole Creek. She revealed the plan on the Facebook page of her business, Red Mud...
Fellowship Church Forming in Crozet He was not someone you might pick out as a potential minister, John Healy said, at least when he was younger. “The most annoying people I knew when I was a college student were those from the campus ministry who would come out of nowhere and ask, ‘If you died today, do you know where...
By Jon Mikalson The Crozet Lions Club was delighted to hold its first in-person meeting of the year at Chiles Orchard June 14 and to resume its regular schedule of meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. During the Covid restrictions, the club was able, under the inventive leadership of President Edna Lumley, to have meetings by...
It’s important, where we live and why. Those of us who consider fresh, local food as a factor in our quality of life are grateful for the enduring presence of the Crown Orchard Company, owned and run by Crozet’s Chiles family. Working with nature and technology, the family has built a successful business from its humble beginnings in 1912,...
Paycheck Protection Loans Sustain Workers, Businesses More Crozet-area musicians, handymen, artists, craftsmen, computer technicians and taxi drivers were able to apply for loans to replace their lost earnings because of slight changes in the Paycheck Protection Program for 2021. Sole proprietors, independent contractors and self-employed workers here applied for loans to reimburse themselves in modest amounts ranging from less than...
There are imposters masquerading as free food in our fields and woods, and some of them contain toxins likely to cause sickness and even death. Poisoning from intentionally foraged plants is usually more serious than the accidental ingestion of brightly-colored berries or a flower or two by children.  Chris Holstege, M.D.,the medical toxicologist who directs the Blue Ridge Poison...
“The library is a great place of community,” said Emmy Hilker, who recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English. “I didn’t become a library volunteer just for the volunteer hours required in high school, but because it was fun. It was rewarding to help develop programs for my community.” She volunteered at the Crozet Library...
The Blue Ridge Tunnel’s east trailhead parking lot reopened May 4 after construction that expanded the number of parking spaces from 12 to 56. Neighbors living next to the entrance are also glad to have a new wooden fence that prevents parking on their grass. The tunnel remains fully accessible despite the closure of Route 250 on May 3. Until...
The prodigious talent and exuberance of the Western Albemarle High School (WAHS) Theatre Ensemble were on full display May 21-22 with a delightful live performance of Little Women: the Broadway Musical to a limited audience with strict social distancing and masks required for both cast and audience. Directed by Caitlin Pitts with vocal direction by Elizabeth Vaughan, the student actors’...

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Business Briefs: July 2021

Augusta Health Expands Urgent Care, Adds Primary Care Practice The renovation of several smaller shops east and offices east of town will increase the presence...

Crozet Kindness Mugs (#benicetopeople)

Local potter Liz Herlevson decided to spread a little kindness around Crozet the day after her mother passed away. The artist behind the signature...

Religion News: July 2021

Fellowship Church Forming in Crozet He was not someone you might pick out as a potential minister, John Healy said, at least when he was...

Crozet Lions Resume In-Person Meetings

By Jon Mikalson The Crozet Lions Club was delighted to hold its first in-person meeting of the year at Chiles Orchard June 14 and to...

Why Crozet: Sweet Family Business Remains Fruitful into Second Century

It’s important, where we live and why. Those of us who consider fresh, local food as a factor in our quality of life are...

Business Briefs: June 2021

Paycheck Protection Loans Sustain Workers, Businesses More Crozet-area musicians, handymen, artists, craftsmen, computer technicians and taxi drivers were able to apply for loans to replace...

The Socrates Project: Explosion of Accidental Poisonings Prompts New Guidance

There are imposters masquerading as free food in our fields and woods, and some of them contain toxins likely to cause sickness and even...