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JUNE 2017

State of the Art Art teacher Hope Caplan’s art room at Crozet Elementary is light-filled, colorful, and amazingly neat. “I call it ‘the studio,’ and I try to keep it very organized,” said Caplan. “Whatever the kids are working on, that’s the centerpiece.” That’s also a good description of her approach to teaching, which gives students lots of autonomy and...
Albemarle County and the Cory Farm HOA have mutually agreed to create a trail connection extending the Crozet Connector Trail from Eastern Avenue in Westhall across Lickinghole Creek to Route 250. Covering a distance of about ½ mile, the new trail extension will allow residents of subdivisions along Rt. 250 to walk to Crozet Park, and beyond, and Crozet...
The first annual Downtown Crozet 5K Community Fun Run took place under sunny skies the morning of Saturday, November 17. Although race planners were expecting about 30 participants, 119 runners, walkers, bikers—with their dogs, strollers, and baby carriers— actually showed up. On a perfect, brisk day, they wound for approximately three miles through “old Crozet”—along St. George Ave. to Buck...
Crozet Trolley Rolls out for Polar Express Those at Crozet’s Christmas tree lighting last month got a preview of the Crozet Trolley, a colorful old-time vehicle owned by Shawn and Atieno Bird. The Birds plan to operate the trolley in the spring for tours of Crozet wineries and other points of interest, Shawn Bird said. In the meantime, they’ve scheduled some...
If you have a child or young adult on your holiday gift list, you’re in luck! Three local authors have recently published a story collection for children and two outstanding young adult novels that you can get hot off the press just in time for the holidays—one of them even signed by the author! All three books are available...
Time to readjust your driving habits: speed limits in downtown Crozet have changed. The 25-mile-per-hour speed limit zones that used to affect only the Starr Hill/Music Today and Mountainside areas have been expanded into one longer zone, now extending from Oak Drive on Crozet Ave. through the four-way stop to Parkview Drive on Three Notch’d Rd. “This speed limit zone...
Sometime this spring, alert Crozet residents will begin to spot TONY, the small six-seater van created by Perrone Robotics, navigating the curves and turns of the firm’s home track, and then venturing out into the streets of the community. TONY is a neighborhood electric vehicle and its name describes its mission: “To Navigate You.” It’s one part of a...

In This Section

Crozet Goes to Hollywood

“Films find me,” explained award-winning documentary filmmaker Eduardo Montes-Bradley. “Films happen for a reason.” The latest film subject that has possessed the imagination of...

School Notes: November 2018

As You Wish As a kid, one of Liliah Barber’s favorite Halloween costumes was “Bunnicula,” a vampire bunny, with a cape made by her grandmother....

Soar Like an Eagle (Scout)

What does it take to become an Eagle Scout? Only earning at least 21 merit badges (13 of which are required), active leadership for...

The Hum Is Gone; Neighbors Are Relieved

It’s quiet for now in Crozet and residents frustrated and exhausted by noisy days and sleepless nights have found relief––at least at night––from the...

Sam Abell + Cindy Crawford

Crozet’s own Sam Abell, famous for his work in National Geographic and for judging the Crozet Gazette’s annual calendar photo contest, photographed supermodel Cindy...

Spirit Walk 2018

Students at the Field School of Charlottesville portray characters from the long running TV series The Waltons during the 10th annual Crozet Spirit Walk...

New Brownies

Crozet Girl Scout Troop #3020 celebrated its Investiture/Bridging Ceremony October 23 with eleven Daisy scouts moving up to the Brownie level. Pictured from left to...