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BLM Bake Sale

When rising second grader Ariana Dakolios wanted to do something to support Black Lives Matter,  she asked her parents, Tara and Matt Dakolios, if they could have a bakesale.  With the help of a hand-drawn flyer, and the support of many neighbors, the Dakolios family set up on the front lawn in Westhall on Sunday afternoon, June 28. Jacklyn’s Cookies...
The athletics program at Western Albemarle High School is second to none in Virginia according to MaxPreps, a high school sports information aggregator owned by CBS Sports. Each year MaxPreps tabulates data about the national rankings and number of state championships collected by teams at every high school in the country to compile lists of the best of the...
Rising Brownsville second grader Connor Shumate may have found pirate treasure right in his own yard! As Connor was running his Bounty Hunter metal detector around his Old Trail back yard, he heard a ping as he neared the swing set. “It’s a kid one,” said Connor, “but it has two phases. It makes a low bmmm sound if...
Ivy Proper A new commercial space is planned for a triangular patch of land on Ivy Road across from the Ivy post office, just east of the train bridge near Duner’s Restaurant. Developer BMC Holdings Group held a community input meeting along with county planners to introduce the project, dubbed “Ivy Proper,” to its neighbors. BMC proposes 6,500 square feet...
This article is seventh in a series. It’s important, where we live and why, but it’s sometimes hard to pin down everything that makes a community what it is. Sometimes public or private institutions work especially well and contribute to a surprising degree to its overall livability and appeal. That’s true in Crozet, where some of the day-to-day services and...
By Dr. Maura McLaughlin Editor’s Note: The Gazette asked Dr. Maura McLaughlin, a family medicine physician with an independent practice in Crozet, to help us understand where we stand now with COVID-19 and what we should do next. Without naming names, your editor certifies that the virus is bona fide here in Crozet. We give our sincere thanks to the health...
Growers Offer Products Directly to Customers Those living in and around Crozet have a number of ways to support local growers, farmers, bakers and orchardists, many of whom have taken a hit from restaurant and school closures and have found new ways to reach out directly to consumers. Opening in mid-June, the Crozet Farmers Market has moved a short distance from the...

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Yancey Lumber Gets Mixed Results at Planning Commission

After several months of delays due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Planning Commission took up a Yancey Lumber Mill special exceptions request at its June...

Crozet Elementary Expansion Takes Shape

A recent update presented to the School Board in late May by the Crozet Elementary addition project’s architects gave a glimpse into what’s in...

Return-to-School Task Force Presents Ideas to School Board

The Albemarle county school division’s Return-to-School Task Force presented its much-anticipated report to the School Board today, though parents and students who hoped for...

Crozet Farmers Market Now Open with Precautions

Although its season opening was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Crozet Farmers Market is now welcoming customers on Saturday mornings from 8...

Area Swimming Pools Plan Phased Re-Opening

With temperatures warming up and Memorial Day weekend in the rear view mirror, our thoughts turn to the cool of the pool. Sadly, with...

Business Briefs: June 2020

New Businesses Debut at Difficult Time No one would choose to launch a business during a pandemic, but that was the inescapable reality for two...

Crozet Library Opens for Curbside Pickup

Some good news at last! The Crozet Library, along with all branches in the Jefferson Madison Regional Library system (JMRL), has moved to Tier...