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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...
“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...
Crozet Sports has been out of the spotlight during the past year as it was forced to cancel all of its 2020 summer camp programs due to pandemic protocols, but its dream of building an indoor sports facility at the intersection of Rt. 250 and Old Trail Drive is still alive. The plan for an 85,000 square-foot facility that...
When people tell us why they live in Crozet, we listen. Besides the natural beauty, friendly people and proximity to art and culture, there’s a growing group of entrepreneurs launching carefully hand-made products in small batches and relying on quality rather than scale or clever marketing for success. The launch of Nona’s Italian Cucina is the story of one...
“When someone has the courage to suggest something bold, I listen,” said Greg Mehfoud, the director of corporate culture for English Meadows Senior Living Community. That’s why he paid attention when Virginia Tech architecture student Charlie Crotteau started the ball rolling on the colorful mural rising above Crozet’s downtown.  Not sure how to propose his idea, Crotteau, 21, wrote to...
Snakes are the villains of our stories. From Nagini in Harry Potter and the vengeful vipers of Aesop’s Fables to the Bible’s serpent in the garden, snakes are accursed, reviled. To call someone “a snake” is to say they are deceitful, slippery, toxic. Though we observe many varieties of wildlife from a distance in Crozet, snakes are very close,...
The Crozet Elementary expansion project took its first steps in March, as two test wells were drilled on the north side of school grounds in preparation for a new geothermal ground HVAC system. Data from the 550-foot deep test wells was used to help inform contractors bidding on the project and also to adjust design details as needed. Matt...

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Community Farm Planned on Israel Mountain near Batesville

As disputes between landowners and potential developers over how best to use rural land in western Albemarle become ever more bitter and divisive, one...

Why Crozet: Green House Coffee A Warm Welcome Delivered with Every Order

It’s important where we live, and why. For the past year and a half, the Crozet Gazette has been highlighting the people and places...

Young Businessman at the Helm of Decker’s Happy Eggs

He’s an eighth-grader at Henley Middle School, attending class while overseeing a business with a workforce of 800. James Jacobs is also responsible for the...

County Schools Announce Plans for Summer and Fall

Albemarle county schools superintendent Matt Haas announced on April 19 that public schools will reopen in the fall in stage 5, which means a...

WAHS Opens Its Doors at Last

Albemarle County middle and high schools were finally given the green light to return to in-person instruction, which began in force on March 15...

Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival—It’s a Go!

By Kim Guenther, President, Claudius Crozet Park Board With a beautiful LOVEworks sculpture and 115 different colored pop-up tents stretching across the Crozet Park festival...

Why Crozet: Barbecue Ministry Serves Crozet

It’s important, where we live and why. Many of Crozet’s attractions are obvious: natural beauty, moderate climate, nearby cultural centers. Others are less visible,...