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JUNE 2017

The Western Albemarle Rescue squad celebrated its all-volunteer crew at the squad’s annual awards dinner at King Family Vineyards Feb. 2. Emma Freeauf was recognized as Member of the Year and also took home the Frances Henry Award, which is given to the volunteer who has run the most calls. WARS now has more than 100 members, up from last...
One lucky lottery player won $100,000 in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire’s Raffle on January 1, 2019, with a ticket purchased at the Crozet Dairy Queen’s Fas Mart. “I don’t know who bought the winning ticket or even when,” confessed Fas-Mart Manager Michelle Ryalls in early January. “It could have been any time during December, when they’re on sale.” Virginia...
Crozet Family Opens Gale’s Home Furnishing and Design The multi-talented Gale family has combined the interior design skills of Kimberly, the artistic sensibilities of Ashley and the long-time furniture business know-how of Lee to open Gale’s Home Furnishing and Design in Charlottesville just last week. The family had hoped to find space in Crozet (see story here) but eventually settled...
A Way with Words Murray Elementary held its annual spelling bee in late January, and fifth grader Gray Tracey emerged victorious from a field of 22 fellow students with his correct spelling of the final challenge word, electrolysis. “I didn’t actually practice very much, though Mrs. Waterbury said I should,” said Gray, grinning, after the bee. “I do read...
Suppose you find yourself with some unused living space in your house, perhaps due to kids moving out or other life changes. If you’d like to rent out an extra bedroom or two, an accessory structure like a garage apartment, or even the entire house for a period of less than 30 days, those activities are called “homestays” and...
There were a hundred reasons to locate a furniture and design business in Crozet, said Kimberly Gale. She named a few: “It’s where we live; it’s where there’s a lot of new construction; and we’d like to offer employment to our neighbors right here where they live.” It seemed a natural fit to the area’s growth, and she dreamed...
Captain Darrell Byers would like to have a word with you. More than one, actually—the Blue Ridge district commander for the Albemarle County Police Department says that conversing with citizens and fellow officers is the best part of his job.  “What I like most is interacting with people,” said Byers. “It always revitalizes me.”  Overseeing police activities for the sprawling district,...

In This Section

Mountainside Senior Living Sold

The Jefferson Area Board for Aging, which operated Mountainside Senior Living for 17 years, has sold the assisted-living facility to English Meadows Senior Living...

Piedmont Place Changes Hands

Piedmont Place developers Drew and Michelle Holzwarth have sold the downtown mixed-use building, considered the first demonstration of what the commercial redevelopment of the...

Business Briefs: January 2019

Ed Ayers Speaks at Pro Re Nata Speaking at the December meeting of “Books and Brews,” the monthly conversation with authors held locally at Pro...

Local Programs Encourage Health and Movement in 2019

Those resolving to get healthier, move more, eat well and stress less don’t have to leave Crozet to find help in the New Year....

School Notes: January 2019

Full Circle Three Henley Middle School 8th grade Language Arts teachers have revamped the traditional content of their annual Literature Circles activities, aiming to engage...

Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

The Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department will operate seven drop-off sites through January 14. The hours are daily from 7 a.m. until dark....

The 2020 Crozet Gazette Calendar Photo Contest Deadline Oct. 18

The Crozet Gazette is seeking submissions for its 2016 calendar photo contest.