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JUNE 2017

U.Va. Credit Union Opens Downtown It’s not the biggest, nor does it have the most members, but U.Va. Credit Union’s downtown Crozet Branch is certainly the most technologically advanced, at least for now. It’s also the first one to have an open-style lobby, where people who enter are individually greeted and directed, whether to a machine or a person, rather...
Three new bins have appeared in the convenience center at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (the former landfill) on Dick Woods Road. Turn right after you pass through the gates but before the check-in booth to find an expanded self-serve recycling area, now including bins for mixed paper, mixed metals, and glass. Phil McKalips, director of solid waste for...
By Kim Guenther Crozet Park Board of Directors  Ambitious plans are taking shape in Crozet Park as we see early signs of spring. Here’s a sampling of projects completed or underway in your community park.   Thor, God of Thunder! In February, a ThorGuardian lightning protection system was added to the top of the Crozet Aquatic & Fitness facility chimney. Although this contraption...
The sun was shining and a chilly wind blew the weekend of March 21–23, as more than 20 volunteers from the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association joined a dozen-plus volunteers from the Crozet Trails Crew to design and build a handsome, sturdy staircase from Birchwood Hill Rd. down to the Creekside Trail in Old Trail. This BRHBA service project,...
Jo Ann Perkins wears a lot of hats. But her full hat closet has just been reduced by a big floppy one: she recently retired from her volunteer post as treasurer of Claudius Crozet Park after nearly 40 years of loyal service. In this role, she handled finances for the twice-annual Arts & Crafts Festival, served as treasurer of...
Confederate imagery and other symbols that promote racial hatred have been explicitly banned by Albemarle County school officials, and students who wear or display such insignia will be counseled to change clothes or go home. After more than a year of debate by the School Board during which they appeared to be deadlocked on the dress code issue, it...
Albemarle County Board of Supervisors White Hall representative Ann Mallek faced some pointed questions at a town hall meeting in the White Hall Community Building March 9. For the nearly two dozen local residents in attendance, one major issue was a proposed tax increase in this year’s county budget, slated to go up by 1.5 cents to 85.4 cents...

In This Section

Roundabouts and Road Closures at the CCAC

Joel DeNunzio of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) presented an update on road projects in the Crozet area at the March 13 Crozet...

TONY Spotted Downtown

TONY (To Navigate You), Perrone Robotic’s autonomous shuttle, is out on the street and visiting businesses around town. Don Perrone said there was no...

Love Conquers Hate on the WAHS Stage

Dreams came true on the Western Albemarle High School stage the weekend of March 14-16—Maria’s, Captain von Trapp’s, his seven love-deprived children’s, and the...

Leashes Required on Trails: Albemarle’s Dog Leash Policies

On March 8, a local runner was bitten by an off-leash dog on the Crozet Connector Trail. The following discussion on the Crozet Nextdoor...

Crozet Farmers Market to Open May 4

The Crozet Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 4, in the parking lot of the Crozet United Methodist Church (CUMC). Market hours are 8...

The Tree of Blessings

By Deborah Ferreira and Janet Martin It has been a very busy time at The Green Olive Tree Thrift Store in Crozet.  As a community, you...

School Notes: March 2019

Meeting of the Minds In a striking example of creative academic collaboration, a pair of Western Albemarle High School teachers in two different disciplines dreamed...