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It’s important, where we live and why. Last year, when the County gathered information for the Crozet plan update, they asked the people in the community why they lived in Crozet. High on the list were the natural spaces, both wild and planned, that surround the residential neighborhoods. This month’s profile is of a man who loves the outdoors...
Are you in need of a new pandemic hobby? Have you ever considered taking up birdwatching? If so, you’re in the right place: the Lickinghole Basin behind Western Ridge, accessible from the Crozet Connector Trail along Lickinghole Creek, is often considered the #1 birding hotspot in Albemarle County. So grab a pair of binoculars, download the Merlin bird identification...
The Paycheck Protection Program awarded millions of dollars to area businesses and, as of the Gazette’s publication date, the businesses receiving loans from this program are still operating and employing staff.  It’s important to note that participating businesses have found a number of errors in the figures below, taken from data released by the Small Business Administration last month. If...
Stepping into the job of principal at Western Albemarle High School this fall is Jason Lee, who has served as assistant principal for the past two years at Albemarle High School and at Fluvanna High School for six years prior to that. Lee replaces interim principal Pat McLaughlin, who has resumed his duties at the school division as chief...
The recycling convenience center at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC), also known as the former landfill on Dick Woods Road, has been recently expanded to include bins for several types of plastic containers and films. The upgrades include separate bins for #1 and #2 plastics such as milk jugs and water bottles, and another for #2 and #4...
The Western Albemarle Rescue Squad plans to build a new station on two lots in downtown Crozet that it has purchased from lifelong Crozetian Sandy Wilcox. Though only a quarter-mile south of its current location on Crozet Avenue across from Green House Coffee, the squad’s new spot behind the Blue Goose Building will give it room to expand and...
Crozet resident Hanna Clark has launched an online petition aimed at stopping the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) from constructing a raw water pipeline along the boundaries of her family’s property. A recent WAHS graduate, Clark has lived on land bordering Beaver Creek Reservoir for 17 years and was shocked when her parents received notice from the RWSA...

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BLM Bake Sale

When rising second grader Ariana Dakolios wanted to do something to support Black Lives Matter,  she asked her parents, Tara and Matt Dakolios, if...

WAHS Athletics Named Best in Virginia by MaxPreps

The athletics program at Western Albemarle High School is second to none in Virginia according to MaxPreps, a high school sports information aggregator owned...

Spanish Silver or Piece of Eight?

Rising Brownsville second grader Connor Shumate may have found pirate treasure right in his own yard! As Connor was running his Bounty Hunter metal...

Ivy Proper and Bamboo Grove Developments Advance

Ivy Proper A new commercial space is planned for a triangular patch of land on Ivy Road across from the Ivy post office, just east...

Why Crozet: Crozet Library is Community Hub

This article is seventh in a series. It’s important, where we live and why, but it’s sometimes hard to pin down everything that makes a...

Keep Your Distance: A Coronavirus Perspective

By Dr. Maura McLaughlin Editor’s Note: The Gazette asked Dr. Maura McLaughlin, a family medicine physician with an independent practice in Crozet, to help us...

Business Briefs: July 2020

Growers Offer Products Directly to Customers Those living in and around Crozet have a number of ways to support local growers, farmers, bakers and orchardists, many...