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JUNE 2017

Updated March 25 Local churches who habitually feed the poor are finding it more difficult in these days of social distancing. At Crozet United Methodist Church, the Monday food distribution program will close for a time after Monday, March 23, to protect both the volunteers and the clients, many of whom are in high-risk categories. Working with the school counselors, Crozet...
Updated March 26 Green House Coffee Reopens Green House Coffee reopened March 26 for pick-up only, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Owner Camille Phillips said that customers can order from the website at www.greenhousecrozet.com, pay online, then pull into a numbered parking space. Once there, they can call inside at 434-823-1077, let the server know where they...
Updated March 17. A more up-to-date story is here.  As people struggle to find ways to help local businesses stay alive, Crozet’s restaurants, coffee shops and food stores are scrambling to change the ways they interact with customers. Business owners are stressing cleanliness, rearranging tables, re-thinking their packaging and refining their take-out procedures. At Trey’s Restaurant and Sam’s Hot Dogs, owner...
After 13 years at the helm, Field School founder Todd Barnett will step down as Head of School and make way for a new leader, Dr. Charles Skipper, to take the wheel this fall. From its earliest days when the first 22 students were taught in a community building in Crozet Park, the school has aimed to develop “well-rounded...
Part three in a series Crozet Hardware Jimmy Jackson had gone to school at U.Va., and when he moved back to the area in 2010, he chose to settle in Crozet. Jackson can’t remember when he first discovered Crozet Hardware, but he’s been a loyal customer ever since: “It’s my favorite store in Crozet,” he said. Jackson, a semi-retired attorney who...
Questioner: “This theorem was first stated in modern terms by Jamshid al-Kashi. There are three equivalent versions of this law depending on the labeling of sides and angles. This law is named for a function that is multiplied by 2ab …” BUZZ . . . “Cosine.” “That is correct.” The Western Albemarle High School Scholastic Bowl team steamrolled the regular...
It’s never too early to plan your next move. That’s the consensus of a realtor, two staging experts, a moving specialist and an appraiser. The audience gathered at the Lodge at Old Trail for its popular annual downsizing workshop heard the bad news––by now familiar––that brown furniture doesn’t sell, that your kids don’t want your stuff, and that 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. On New Year’s Eve, 1999, I was with friends gathered to celebrate the transition of one day, one month, one year,...
Waterkids Crozet Elementary students and staff have championed water-related projects for the past several years, from installing a rain garden in a drainage swale behind the school to planting 150 trees to form a riparian buffer where the school borders Parrot Branch creek. This year’s fifth grade class is putting an international spin on that trend by forming a student-led...
The looming split in the United Methodist Church has gotten a lot of attention as the media focuses on a proposed protocol that acknowledges the inevitability of separation and provides guidance through the process. “Not so fast,” say regional church leaders. Not everyone believes a split is the answer, or even that the correct solution is one that’s already...

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Community Can Help with Feeding Isolated Neighbors

Updated March 25 Local churches who habitually feed the poor are finding it more difficult in these days of social distancing. At Crozet United Methodist...

Crucial Businesses Adapt During Crisis

Updated March 26 Green House Coffee Reopens Green House Coffee reopened March 26 for pick-up only, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Owner...

More local restaurants close dining rooms, ramp up takeout service

Updated March 17. A more up-to-date story is here.  As people struggle to find ways to help local businesses stay alive, Crozet’s restaurants, coffee shops...

Field School Head to Step Down This Year

After 13 years at the helm, Field School founder Todd Barnett will step down as Head of School and make way for a new...

Why We Live in Crozet: Friendly Service, Gorgeous Views

Part three in a series Crozet Hardware Jimmy Jackson had gone to school at U.Va., and when he moved back to the area in 2010, he...

Think Positive: WAHS’s Scholastic Bowl Brain Trust

Questioner: “This theorem was first stated in modern terms by Jamshid al-Kashi. There are three equivalent versions of this law depending on the labeling...

Experts Offer Downsizing Advice at Lodge at Old Trail Panel

It’s never too early to plan your next move. That’s the consensus of a realtor, two staging experts, a moving specialist and an appraiser....