Your Community Newspaper Serving Crozet and Western Albemarle County
60.4 F
crozet, us
Home Your Crozet

Your Crozet

The Crozet Gazette is seeking submissions for its 2016 calendar photo contest.
Field School has wrapped up a project to air-condition its main hall and gym and to reveal the clerestory windows long concealed by a dropped acoustic tile ceiling.  When the ceiling was removed, a small attic area was discovered under the roof, allowing all the ductwork for the cooling system to be concealed.  “It was clever how they hinged the...
Farmers Markets Open You don’t have to look far these days to find a farmer with a basketful of fresh produce for sale. It’s a good thing, said Mary Delicate of the Virginia Farmers Market Association. She pointed to statistics compiled by the Farmers Market Coalition, a national non-profit. According to the coalition, farmers markets help farmers keep more of...
Chuck Tewksbury became enchanted with Taps when he was a young man at Boy Scout camp in Massachusetts. He found the slow “Day is Done” melody soulful and stirring as it echoed across the fields every night before lights out. He made it a point to learn to play it on his own instrument, the trombone. When he served...

VPA Winners

Gazette writers Lisa Martin and Theresa Curry were winners at the Virginia Press Association’s annual awards banquet April 14.  In the Specialty Publications category, which the Gazette is lumped in against competition such as Richmond Magazine, Virginia Living and Style Weekly, Martin won first place for investigative writing for her story on coyotes in Crozet and Curry won third place...
School of Fish Murray Elementary School students (yes, all of them!) got a chance to see, learn about, and actually touch a variety of sea creatures at a recent all-school presentation by Andrew Wilson, founder of Under the Sea, a traveling marine aquarium program based in Washington, D.C. Affiliated with the Glen Echo Park Aquarium on the Potomac River, the...
Central Virginia’s rolling foothills are graced with a bounty of trees, so much so that the sheer volume of all of those oaks, poplars, maples, and pines as an ever-present backdrop may lead residents to overlook them entirely. Raising awareness of the existential value of trees, as well as of the damage caused by clear-cut logging and deforestation in...

In This Section

WAHS Literati on the Rise

Western Albemarle High School’s sports and science fair competitors grab their share of headlines, but in a quieter way the students who run the...

The Pushback of Engine 56

The tradition of a “pushback” of a new fire engine is carried on in the Charlottesville fire stations still and Crozet Volunteer Fire Department...

Business Briefs: April 2018

Children’s Museum without walls working towards permanent home Everyone’s worried about our children’s mindless obsession with screens, but no one knows what to do about...

Westhall/WestLake Portion of 240 Connector Road Nearer

Two dozen trees that stood in the way of constructing the road that will connect the section of Eastern Avenue that exists between the...

Warren James Automotive Marks the End of an Era

Old Crozet receded another step into history in March as Leslie John-James, 75, the widow of Warren James Automotive namesake Warren James, who died...

A Mighty Little Town Featured in Photos

Oana Moore, thousands of miles away from the home of her birth, shows her affection for her new home in the current exhibit at...

School Notes: April 2018

Photos by Lisa Martin. SaveSave