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For years, Ruby Smith drove by the old Rosenwald School on Newtown Road and noted the vines creeping up the stone foundation, and the weeds in the schoolyard. After serving the area’s children for several decades, the school now belongs to Mt. Zion Church and has been used over the years for meetings, community events and storage.  Smith’s worries concerned...
For a quiet, serene, and renewing summer getaway, treat your family to a visit to the Quarry Gardens at Schuyler, 30 miles south of Crozet and just west of Scottsville in Nelson County. Touring the 34 galleries of local native plants that border the still waters and sheer rock faces of two 90-foot-deep former soapstone quarries, you will feel...
It’s important, where we live and why. For almost two years, the Crozet Gazette has been examining the features that make our area a good place to live, and many of you have mentioned location as a significant contributor to quality of life. A mostly moderate climate and mountain views surround us here, it’s true, but you’ve also pointed...
In 2018, sixty-five years after the end of the Korean War, North Korea returned 55 boxes of war-dead remains to the United States. Among those recently identified through the DNA analysis process were three arm bone fragments belonging to Elwood Truslow, of Batesville, who had joined the military in 1948 at the age of eighteen and, less than two...
Peter Coy, founder of the Hamner Theater, is a man of many talents. As a Jefferson Scholar at U.Va., he was a three-time, all-American lacrosse player and a member of the 1974 USA World Champion lacrosse team. As a member of Friends of Nelson, he was a leader and unofficial spokesperson in the fight against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline....
Newtown Fitness Club: Workout Without the Crowd You can bring your own music and a friend or two or three and follow the workout routine of your choice at the new “personal gym” now open at Piedmont Place in the center of Crozet. Newtown Fitness Club, LLC, which operates a group of small, local gyms, has had success with three clubs...
Last month, we talked about the many American idioms involving chickens. But you may be surprised to learn that there are almost as many that involve hats! As with chickens, the myriad references to hats in our everyday speech reveal their importance throughout history. Hats have been worn from prehistoric times (even Otzi the iceman was found with a...
The Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC) has a new Master Plan for its grounds, drawn gratis by landscape architect Jessica Mauzy of Land Planning Design Associates in Charlottesville. Gazette readers are familiar with Mauzy from her years on the Crozet Community Advisory Comittee and as founder of the Crozet Trails Crew. She moved to Nellysford in 2019. The plan includes pickleball...
Nelson Supervisors to Consider Cigarette Tax Nelson County supervisors are considering how to impose a cigarette tax. David Blount, legislative director of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, explained to supervisors at their August 10 meeting how a cigarette tax can be administered by a county or a regional board. Seven other localities have expressed an interest to working together...
Medical Arts Building Rises in Old Trail Construction is still in its early stages, but space in the Old Trail Medical Arts building in front of the Lodge at Old Trail is fully allotted, allowing for the expansion of three familiar local practices. Crozet Eye Care, Crozet Pediatric Dentistry, and a third tenant will move into the building in early...

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Religion News: Mt. Zion Church, Newtown Neighbors Begin Restoration of Historic School

For years, Ruby Smith drove by the old Rosenwald School on Newtown Road and noted the vines creeping up the stone foundation, and the...

Time Out of Time: A Visit to Quarry Gardens at Schuyler

For a quiet, serene, and renewing summer getaway, treat your family to a visit to the Quarry Gardens at Schuyler, 30 miles south of...

Why Crozet: Terry Newell Examines Responsibility, Leadership, Ethics in Public Service

It’s important, where we live and why. For almost two years, the Crozet Gazette has been examining the features that make our area a...

Recovering Elwood: After Seventy-one Years, the Remains of Elwood Truslow Are Coming Home

In 2018, sixty-five years after the end of the Korean War, North Korea returned 55 boxes of war-dead remains to the United States. Among...

Confronting Chaos: a Review of A House in the Country & Other Plays by...

Peter Coy, founder of the Hamner Theater, is a man of many talents. As a Jefferson Scholar at U.Va., he was a three-time, all-American...

Business Briefs: September 2021

Newtown Fitness Club: Workout Without the Crowd You can bring your own music and a friend or two or three and follow the workout routine...

Tip Your Hat to Teachers!

Last month, we talked about the many American idioms involving chickens. But you may be surprised to learn that there are almost as many...