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In October—as days grow short, nature dies back, and hints are felt of the cold winter ahead—we observe All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints Day, and the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Field School will join these grave celebrations with its 10th annual Crozet Spirit Walk on Saturday, October 27, from 6:30 until 9 p.m. (or so)....
Knowledge is Power at Miller School Thomas Edison helped install his self-designed coal-powered dynamos at Miller School of Albemarle back in 1883, only three years after he perfected the technology, making Miller one of the first electrified schools in the country. “The dynamos were converted to hydroelectric power in the 1890s with the construction of a 450,000-gallon reservoir on campus,”...
It was six or seven years ago when Susan Craig first came across a statistic that shocked her: “I read that between 20 and 22 American active duty veterans take their own lives every day,” she said. “To me, this is just unacceptable.” For a while, busy with an ailing husband and a move, she could only fume silently....
After the flooding rains on May 31, the Crozet Trails Crew repaired damage at two locations along the Crozet Connector Trail. First, the flood washed the temporary bridge near the future Eastern Avenue pedestrian tunnel at least a quarter-mile downstream (because it is temporary, it had no permanent footings). Crew volunteers first had to wade down the creek to...
A loud humming noise that lasts for hours with no distinguishable pattern has been disturbing the sleep of people in Crozet. It doesn’t happen only at night, but that’s when it’s most troublesome, residents report. Alice Faintich first heard it in early September from her home at the southern end of Old Trail. “It sounded to me like an air...
New Tasting Room for Flying Fox Where factory workers once spun fibers to be woven into domestic products, Flying Fox Vineyard now offers tastings, pours and bottle service to its patrons. The owners, members of the extended Veritas wine-making family—renovated the former American Fibers and Yarn operation on Rte. 151 south of Rte. 250 into a spacious tasting room, with...
If you had lived and died in Crozet or western Albemarle, wouldn’t you want to stay here after death? Based on the accounts I’ve gathered about ghosts and hauntings in the area, many of our prior residents have made just such a choice. Most people think of a ghost as the soul or spirit of a dead person that...

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Truncated Cell Tower Wins Board Approval

At 10 p.m. on September 12, amid discussion of the last agenda item of a meeting that had already run for eight hours, the...

School Board Taps Local Students To Help Shape New Policy

The Albemarle County School Board dealt with a couple of unusually chaotic meetings this summer as protestors representing a local group called the Hate-Free...

The Breakfast Line: A Kind Word Comes with the Biscuits at Brownsville

You have to be fast and unflappable to be a breakfast cook, said Chris Suh, at least if you’re the one on duty at...

Machine Learning: LTIs Teach Tech to Teachers

Stroll down a Brownsville Elementary School hallway with Sandy Shaffer, and you won’t get far without a teacher popping out of a classroom to...

A Peek at the Peaks: Naming Crozet’s Mountains

“Lift thine eyes, oh, lift thine eyes to the mountains, whence cometh thy help” counsels a soaring, lush trio for women’s voices from Felix...

School Notes: September 2018

Off and Running Students and their families were so eager to attend Crozet Elementary’s Open House, held two days before the first day of school,...

Business Briefs: September 2018

Ice Cream Truck Spotted in Crozet Musical and mobile, the colorful “Farrah’s Sugar Rush” truck has been roaming the streets of Crozet by night, supplying...