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A timber harvest operation is slated to begin soon on the upper portion of Bucks Elbow Mountain, which rises above Mint Springs Park northwest of Crozet. Mitchell Carr, who has owned the 300-acre parcel of forestland directly north of Emerald Ridge since the 1960s and has always intended to log it, says the time is right. “The emerald ash...
Albemarle County students in pre-K through third grade began attending in-person classes two days a week on November 11, and Principal Gwedette Crummie at Crozet Elementary says the transition has gone well thanks to both teachers and parents. “Given the numbers from families that we were seeing in October, you would have thought it was going to be...
Give thanks for local growers, bakers, farmers and chefs Blessed with one of the most moderate climates on earth, those who make their home in the Crozet area have plenty to be thankful for when planning holiday meals. From the meat on the table to the pumpkin in the pie, our neighbors who make their living from the earth enable...
It’s important, where we live and why. That’s why the Crozet Gazette paid attention when local citizens gathered to tell Albemarle County planners what they liked about life in Crozet. Beautiful views, friendly people and good schools were likely choices, but people also mentioned the Crozet establishments that provide gathering places, which in turn build communities. A lot of...
Until this month, the Crozet Volunteer Fire Dept. (CVFD) website read “All Volunteer – All the Time.” So it has been since the department’s founding in 1910. But that motto has just been removed. Funded by a portion of Albemarle County’s $1.9 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, on September 8 the CVFD welcomed three...
The Albemarle County School Board decided at its October 8 meeting that the school division will move to Stage 3 of its reopening schedule for the second nine-week grading period this fall. Stage 3 allows preschoolers and students in grades K to 3 to attend school in person for two days per week and stay home with asynchronous virtual...
Always Bee Respectful Western Albemarle High School hosts its own bee colony in an enclosure behind the school next to the Environmental Studies Academy (ESA) building, and thanks to a recent donation by the Rivanna Garden Club, students can now monitor the bees remotely. “The club donated a piece of electronic hive monitoring software called BroodMinder that allows us to...

In This Section

Modern Barber Shop Porch Damaged

An accident on Crozet Avenue the afternoon of Wednesday, October 21 damaged the porch of the venerable home Modern Barber Shop, closing the road...

School Notes: October 2020

Teaching Outside the Box What’s a shop teacher to do during distanced learning? For WAHS teacher Kevin Matheny, the prospects were grim. “I knew I didn’t...

Business Briefs: October 2020

Wineries, Breweries Adapt to COVID October It’s not quite business as usual at local wineries and breweries, as growers and brewers struggle with current conditions....

Neighbors Challenge Browns Gap Turnpike Closing

One of the last remaining dairy farms in Albemarle County is threatened by the planned closing of Browns Gap Turnpike during construction of a...

Animal Wellness Center Looks to Grow

The owner of the Animal Wellness Center on Crozet Avenue, Dr. Hillary Cook, described her vision for expanding the business to the Crozet Community...

Crozet Leaders Recognized by State

In a testament to the wealth of professionalism we have in Crozet, two residents have recently been called to duty by the state of...

Why Crozet: The Hearts of Crozet Arts

It’s important, where we live and why. That’s why, when Albemarle County began a discussion of Crozet’s master plan last year, people were asked...