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JUNE 2017

It was a small step into the blue and white shuttle, but a giant step for Crozet.  Perrone Company President Paul Perrone said the curious people who’d queued up outside Grit in Old Trail in early July were the first members of the public to ride a driverless car on Virginia’s public roads. The launch event itself—sponsored jointly by Old...
There will be music, refreshments and a chance to win free passes at two Crozet events celebrating the start of scheduled commuter bus service between points in Crozet and stops in Charlottesville. The Crozet Connect bus operated by Jaunt begins regularly scheduled stops Monday, August 5.  The bus, featuring WiFi and USB ports, will be at Starr Hill Friday, August...
It Was Hot! Crozet Businesses Cope With Blazing July A couple of weeks with temperatures in the mid and high 90s punctuated by fierce storms affected Crozet businesses in unpredictable ways. At Brownsville Market, owner Chris Suh said the morning rush began earlier than usual, as contractors filled up coolers with ice and water when the store opened at 5 a.m....
The Code Red Warning came at 2:55 pm on Wednesday, July 17: “severe thunderstorm warning issued for your area—take cover immediately.” They weren’t kidding. Not many minutes later, a fierce wind and blinding rain inundated Crozet. Trees were whipped, bent, and shaken by the high winds. Many limbs and whole trees were knocked down, roofs were blown off, and...
The Albemarle school division’s Long Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) presented its annual report to the School Board on July 11, highlighting a $20.4 million expansion and renovation at Crozet Elementary as its top large-scale capital project priority. The LRPAC is composed of ten citizens appointed by the School Board and superintendent and is supported by six county staff...
In case you’ve been wondering what’s going on across Park Road from Claudius Crozet Park, wonder no more. Craig Builders is partnering with Stony Point Design/Build to create a new development of 26 single family, detached homes on 12 acres, with two streets that end in cul-de-sacs, and 3.5 acres of open space.  Stony Point—the developer of Dunlora and Dairy...
High school seniors applying to college may soon have a new score added to their admissions portfolios, one they weren’t tested for and won’t ever see, but one that may tip the scales of admission nonetheless. Slated to be piloted at 150 colleges and universities this fall, a composite measure of a student’s “Disadvantage Level” will focus attention on...

In This Section

McLaughlin Named Western’s New Principal Pro Tem

Western Albemarle High School’s principal for the last four years, Darah Bonham, will take a new position this fall as Albemarle High School’s principal,...

Peachtree 12U Softball Heading to World Series

The 12U Peachtree Softball All-Stars won the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Qualifier in Suffolk on June 22, earning the team a spot in the...

Town Flag Pole Dedicated

The 80-foot flagpole that ArborLife Tree Care owner Roger Baber installed next to his office in downtown last summer was dedicated to the spirit...

Charlotte Zinsser Booth Hands Over The Hands-On Learning

The creation of a successful school in Afton is a significant legacy to leave in the community. As Charlotte Zinsser Booth starts her retirement...

Crozet’s Former Acme Site: A Long Road to Redemption

Wending westward toward Crozet on Route 240, passers-by may notice a desolate stretch of road off to the south. Tucked between modern houses and...

School Name Change Hearing Draws Passionate Cale Supporters

At the direction of Albemarle schools superintendent Matthew Haas, each of the 15 division schools that is named in honor of an individual (for...

Business Briefs: June 2019

Brewing Tree Celebrates First Year The first weekend in June marks the first year of Mark and Gina Thompson’s Brewing Tree Beer Company. The Thompsons...