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JUNE 2017

Rockbridge County artist Mark Cline, widely known for his foam and fiberglass sculptures of theme park figures, and the creator of “foamhenge,” acquired a tire from the crash of Piedmont Airlines Flight 349 and returned it to the crash site on Bucks Elbow Mountain above Crozet on the sixtieth anniversary of the October 30, 1959 tragedy. Cline acquired the tire...
Mazie Wiseman has taken her love of books to another level by creating Crozet’s newest Little Free Library. The Henley sixth grader and self-described bookworm held a grand opening last month for the “library,” which is contained in a brightly painted, two-level book shed near the tennis courts in Western Ridge.  Mazie, who moved to the neighborhood in April, said...
A merry band of Crozet residents clambered aboard the Crozet Trolley for an informative Character Tour of Crozet on Saturday morning, October 26, after a welcome reception of coffee and bagels in the Crozet Square provided by the Albemarle County Planning Dept. A simultaneous Crozet Connectivity Tour aboard the Crozet Connect/Jaunt bus was joined by several members of the...
Whistle Stop Grill Turns Two When Connie Snead opened the Whistle Stop Grill two years ago, she had a pretty good idea of what she wanted. Still, she said, “This is the kind of thing you learn as you go. There’s a lot of trial and error.” If there have been errors, they haven’t kept the hungry public away: the...
Ask any gifted resource teacher what the definition of “giftedness” is, and you’ll get a different answer. Some rely on the federal government’s verbiage: “children with exceptional traits in areas of critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and performance.” Others say giftedness is a social construct designed to mirror the values of a particular culture, and is thus a flawed...
U.S. domestic travelers are making Charlottesville and Albemarle county their destination in ever greater numbers, according to a recent Virginia Tourism Authority study. “Every single jurisdiction in Virginia saw an increase in tax revenue from tourism in the 2017-18 time frame,” said Courtney Cacatian, executive director of the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau (CACVB).  State-wide, the tourism industry saw...
When Crystal Murray turned 36 last month, she said goodbye to an especially tragic year in her life. Her family home in Batesville burned on July 4 in a freak conflagration caused by a falling tree. The fire destroyed everything she owned: furniture, housewares, and clothing as well as the structure. Her husband, son and mother, though traumatized, felt...

In This Section

Making the Grade: How Best to Assess Student Progress

What does it mean when a student’s work in a yearlong class is summed up by a grade of, say, 89? Does it mean...

Business Briefs: October 2019

Ivy School House Expands The Ivy School House, opened by Nicholas and Sara Clark five years ago as a preschool, is now accepting babies and...

CVFD Approaches County for Help with Weekday Staffing

Facing a manpower shortage during weekday hours, the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department wrote to the County’s Fire and Rescue division in September to ask...

Cicada Killer Wasps Abundant This Summer

Were you one of the lucky (sic) Crozet residents who was visited this summer by large, fierce-looking striped wasps who build nest mounds in...

Community & Conversation at Crozet Hamner Theater Studio

The Hamner Theater studio in Crozet Arts presented an enlightening evening of short plays and monologues by Royal Shiree and John Lawson August 10....

School Notes: September 2019

Reap What You Sew   Recalling skills that her forebears used daily, Crozet Elementary second grade teacher Gay Baker taught herself to make a basic...

Business Briefs: September 2019

Greenwood Gardens Opens in Crozet After years of helping customers with gardens and planters, two Crozet professionals who have been friends since childhood have opened...