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Christ’s journey to the cross is so deeply familiar to Christians that it’s easy to become numb to its unspeakable violence and suffering as well as the beauty of the tender moments. For centuries, members of several faith traditions have returned to the central beliefs of Christianity by contemplating the individual steps to Calvary with the help of visual...
In 1969 the series Civilization debuted on BBC, and shortly afterward it made it to Public Television in the United States. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it at the time—and now I can actually see it in color on a big screen!—but the vestiges of one line have always stuck with me. Host Kenneth Clark opined that, “Mr. X didn’t...
Would that we could just try on a pair of those fancy new glasses that allow the wearer to see interesting things that aren’t really there. (Or are they?) A good place to slip them on for a test drive would be at the crossroad in downtown Crozet. If those imaginative specs had a dial on them, and you twisted...
Outfitter Looks Back on Decades of Provisioning For 23 years, Chuck Walker has been the man to see about gear for the back country or advice about anything that might come up on the trail or in the water. The long-time proprietor of Rockfish Gap Outfitters in Waynesboro has listed his business for sale, and he’s holding out for a...
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 needed to get out of the house.” In one succinct sentence Leslee Parsons sums up what many photographers have been feeling...
No one manages to avoid them. They come in a flood, sometimes dozens in a single day. Even if you ignore them, they’re annoying. Is there anything that can be done about robocalls?  Yes, although you probably can’t eliminate them altogether. There are some strategies for minimizing their intrusion into your daily life, however.  First, remember that robocalls are almost always...
By Delaney White A local hidden gem continues their legacy of success despite pandemic restrictions. In the backyard of Crozet sits the 1,600-acre campus of the Miller School of Albemarle (MSA). The independent boarding/day school of 190 students is known for rigorous academics, rolling hills and Hogwartsian architecture, baseball and basketball championship titles—and cycling.  The MSA endurance cycling program is internationally recognized...
Before I moved to the community of Love, I remember asking my future neighbor Bunny Stein what they did up here for entertainment. Without missing a beat, Bunny said on Saturday nights they rode down the gravel Coal Road and listened to rocks “ping” off the hubcaps! I thought that was pretty funny until I moved here and found...
In recent weeks, we’ve seen a sharp pullback in U.S. bond prices and a corresponding increase in yields. At the beginning of 2021, the 30-year treasury bond was yielding 1.66% as compared to a March 15 yield of 2.38%. As far as bond market moves go, that is a substantial change over a short period of time. It is...
Red at the Bone (2019) by Jacqueline Woodson, the Crozet Library book club’s selection for March, opens on the evening of Melody’s coming-of-age ceremony. As she dons the dress made for—but never worn by—her mother, they share a cold, angry conversation that implies a deep-seated alienation and hurt between them. This conversation raises several questions that are answered only...

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Religion News: Crozet Faithful Honor Good Friday with Ancient Tradition

Christ’s journey to the cross is so deeply familiar to Christians that it’s easy to become numb to its unspeakable violence and suffering as...

In the Garden: “I Don’t Give a Fig!”

In 1969 the series Civilization debuted on BBC, and shortly afterward it made it to Public Television in the United States. I thoroughly enjoyed...

Secrets of the Blue Ridge: Virtual Happenings at the Crozet Crossroad

Would that we could just try on a pair of those fancy new glasses that allow the wearer to see interesting things that aren’t...

Business Briefs: April 2021

Outfitter Looks Back on Decades of Provisioning For 23 years, Chuck Walker has been the man to see about gear for the back country or...

Crozet Calendar Clinic: Leslee 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...

Stemming the Robocall Surge

No one manages to avoid them. They come in a flood, sometimes dozens in a single day. Even if you ignore them, they’re annoying....

Naturally Distanced: Miller School Endurance Team

By Delaney White A local hidden gem continues their legacy of success despite pandemic restrictions. In the backyard of Crozet sits the 1,600-acre campus of the...