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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. As I consider Cass Girvin’s fine photograph of an Albemarle orchard in peak bloom I’m on a plane halfway to Japan....
Better read those signs carefully before you make your choices. A hand-lettered sign hanging from an exposed ceiling joist above the cash register at Tarry’s Store near White Hall said, “Look. Look. CASH or NO go. No credit. No Loans. Massie Tarry.” Unfortunately, a pair of armed robbers did not pause to read that bluntly stated directive in March 1955...
Warm weather brings thoughts of spring and summer and the fireflies are a part of that scene. This year the buzz is about Firefly Fiber Broadband™ the tradename for the high-speed internet and voice over internet phone service (VOIP). Connections are coming to Martins Store substation on Route 151 serving Afton and Nellysford. and expected to begin in May....
Dreams came true on the Western Albemarle High School stage the weekend of March 14-16—Maria’s, Captain von Trapp’s, his seven love-deprived children’s, and the many talented students’ who more than did justice to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s melodic 1965 classic, The Sound of Music. The WAHS theatre ensemble gets better every year, and everyone I talked to in the packed...
On March 8, a local runner was bitten by an off-leash dog on the Crozet Connector Trail. The following discussion on the Crozet Nextdoor neighborhood chat room revealed that letting dogs run loose on the trails is fairly common practice. “Far too many people allow their dogs off leash,” the victim’s wife pointed out, “assuming that their dog would...
Crozet residents no longer have to drive into Charlottesville to enjoy the enriching and stimulating celebration known as the Virginia Festival of the Book, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year March 20 – 24, because more and more events are planned right here in the thriving town of Crozet. Though many still wanted to sample the hundreds of...
Every month the bill from the cable company has you saying, “Why am I paying for channels I don’t watch? Wouldn’t it be cheaper to ditch my cable TV and use the internet to get things to watch?” So-called “cord-cutting” is fashionable these days. Is it really as simple as telling the cable company you don’t want the super-jumbo-500...
As an investment adviser, I hear this question often. My clients are always hoping for a clear and simple answer but, like so many financial decisions, the answer is, “it depends.” More on that later. Let’s take a step back and review what this program is all about.  Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act in 1935, creating the...
Although breeding and reproduction in dogs is not a passion of mine in veterinary medicine, I have managed to learn a lot over the years. When left to their own devices, dogs and cats typically don’t have too much trouble getting pregnant. Interestingly, however, when we try to control the process, it usually starts becoming more complex.   To be...
In late April and early May homes and gardens across the Commonwealth will once again be open to the public as part of Historic Garden Week. In particular, the Albemarle County Tour will focus on the Ivy area on Sunday, April 28, and Monday the 29th. Phyllis Ripper of the Rivanna Garden Club was kind enough to send me...

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Crozet Calendar Clinic: Cass Girvin

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...

Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Signs of the Times

Better read those signs carefully before you make your choices. A hand-lettered sign hanging from an exposed ceiling joist above the cash register at Tarry’s...

Firefly Fiber Broadband Comes to Rockfish Valley

Warm weather brings thoughts of spring and summer and the fireflies are a part of that scene. This year the buzz is about Firefly...

Love Conquers Hate on the WAHS Stage

Dreams came true on the Western Albemarle High School stage the weekend of March 14-16—Maria’s, Captain von Trapp’s, his seven love-deprived children’s, and the...

Leashes Required on Trails: Albemarle’s Dog Leash Policies

On March 8, a local runner was bitten by an off-leash dog on the Crozet Connector Trail. The following discussion on the Crozet Nextdoor...

The Virginia Festival of the Book Comes to Crozet

Crozet residents no longer have to drive into Charlottesville to enjoy the enriching and stimulating celebration known as the Virginia Festival of the Book,...

Cutting the Cord: Will I Save Money Streaming Television?

Every month the bill from the cable company has you saying, “Why am I paying for channels I don’t watch? Wouldn’t it be cheaper...