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Crozet Independence Day Parade, Celebration and Fireworks, June 30, 2018
Charlottesville Municipal Band kicked off their 96th season with a, well-attended, typically top-notch concert at Claudius Crozet Park the evening of June 5. Children danced and played while the audience enjoyed the cool of evening with music under the stars. The program, conducted by Steve Layman, music director and Gary Fagan, guest conductor, included such favorites as The Star...
I expect we’ve all been caught in the long traffic tie-ups during “Crozet rush hour” at the four-way stop sign where Three-Notch’d Road meets Crozet Ave. Part of the problem is drivers’ confusion about whose turn it is to proceed and resulting hesitation, causing them to wait longer than necessary before turning or crossing the intersection. Sometimes the intersection...
Morning Star Stables Settles at Mechum’s View Farm In a caravan with three cars and a horse trailer, Michael Stockwell and Kathleen Triolo departed Ocracoke Island and traveled to Virginia last winter. With them were a veterinarian, a daughter and grandchild, and Beach, Bateau, Tank, Jet and Spud, the noble quarter horses that have been Stockwell’s business partners for many...
Apple of My Eye Six teachers from the western district were winners of the 17th annual Golden Apple Awards for teaching excellence. The awards go to one teacher at each public and private school in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and are sponsored each year by Better Living Building Supply and Cabinetry. The recipients, who can be nominated by students, parents,...
Western Albemarle commuters will face a challenge for two weeks in July when the Virginia Department of Transportation closes the bridge over Little Ivy Creek near Scott’s Ivy Exxon to replace the deteriorating structure. The closure begins Friday, July 13. Motorists who normally travel over the bridge should use Interstate 64 as the detour route. Access will be maintained to...
The Appalachian Trail (AT)—which opened in August, 1937, and became America’s first national scenic trail in 1968—stretches approximately 2,200 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine, within a protected 250,000-acre greenway. 554 of these miles traverse Virginia—from Damascus in the south to Front Royal in the north—crossing both the Blue Ridge Parkway (in the...

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The Turning Point: 50 Years Since the Year that Changed Everything

Americans celebrating the New Year in 1968 were hoping for a better year than the one before. In the year just ending, Apollo I...

Runner Reaches for Personal Record

Through rain and snow and sleet and hail, in the summer sun and through every kind of illness and ache, Kevin Lounsbury of Crozet...

First First Communion for Crozet Catholic Mission

Crozet Catholic Mission had nineteen children in its first first holy communion class. Congratulations to: Maximilian Alhusen, Louis Amato, Winslette Chambers, Cael Cromer, Noah...

Tiny House Makes the Sale

WAHS students in years 3 and 4 of Kevin Matheny’s hands-on design and engineering classes built a tiny house last year using mostly locally...

Septenary Serenity: New Tasting Room Open at Seven Oaks

Gazing across the serene reflecting pool and rolling vineyards at Afton Mountain from Septenary Winery’s tasting room veranda, sipping a glass of crisp Viognier...

Black Bears and the Goldilocks Principle: How Many Is Just Right?

Once upon a time, black bears vanished in Virginia. Though thousands roamed here in pre-colonial times, by the 1900s the Commonwealth’s land had been...

Business Briefs: June 2018

Children’s Clothing Deserves an Encore Crozet resident Caroline Hirst just opened Encore, a children’s resale clothing shop next to Sam’s Hot Dogs. The shop will...