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Renovation nears completion at English Meadows At the end of a long, gray winter coming at the end of a year of uncertainty, people who live in Crozet’s English Meadows Senior Community will find themselves in sunny new surroundings.  Patti Williams of LMA Senior Living Design is now finishing up the substantial remodeling of the interior of the building, which had...
We all know the name Wayland, which we encounter all over Crozet—from the Wayland’s Grant subdivision off Jarmans Gap Road, to the Wayland Park neighborhood near downtown, to the former Wayland’s Crossing Tavern in Old Trail. But how many of us are aware that the original Wayland ancestors are still buried in the family graveyard, hidden behind the new...
An offhand comment by Planning Commissioner Rick Randolph at a January meeting on land use raised an oft-considered question: Should Crozet become a town? As Randolph tried to blunt citizen calls for more county-provided infrastructure to support breakneck growth in Crozet, he suggested that a town designation could solve several problems. “If Crozet sought to become a town,” said Randolph,...
An 80-acre solar farm is planned on a 136-acre rural parcel just south of Batesville on the west side of Craigs Store Road, according to details presented at a February 24 public meeting. Dubbed the Midway Solar Center, the facility will be designed and constructed by Charlottesville-based Sun Tribe Development on land owned by Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC)....
It’s important, where we live and why. The Crozet Gazette has been gathering your thoughts about what makes Crozet special, and writing about them in the continuing series, “Why Crozet,” for the past 14 months. When Lois Gilbert approached the Gazette to take out an ad thanking those who helped her throughout her family’s two-year struggle with serious illness,...
In mid-March, Albemarle middle and high schools will open their doors two days a week for all students who want to return to in-person learning—the first time these students will have face-to-face classes since March of 2020. Families may still choose at-home instruction instead, and offering both versions of every class each day will require a balancing act by...
Each month a prize-winning photograph from the archives of the Crozet Calendar will be published together with a story from the photographer of how the image was made and commentary by Sam Abell about the merits of the photograph. “Mother Earth wears white well.” This quote, attributed to H.R. Meeks*, came to the mind of Gabriella Chase as she made her...

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Crozet ABC Store Temporarily Closed for Expansion

The Crozet ABC Store is closed, as construction continues on its expansion into the adjoining vacant commercial space in the Shoppes at Clover Lawn....

Brownsville Market Stars in WAHS Student Film

Eighteen wheelers rumble by on the busy highway, the neon “open” sign flashes, and smaller trucks with firewood, or giant tool boxes, or packages...

Business Briefs: February 2021

Tips Honor Crozet Volunteer Fire Department In what can only be called a dramatic accident, a truck ran over a propane tank at Lisa Henson’s...

School Board Shifts Reopening Rules, Allows Sports

The Albemarle School Board once again grappled with how and when to reopen schools to in-person learning at its January 14 meeting, a four-hour...

Alignment Set for Eastern Avenue Extension

Engineering consultant Kimley Horn recently submitted an Alternative Alignment Development Summary to Albemarle County, presenting its recommendation on the best path for the highly...

The Rothwell Family Cemetery in Old Trail

By Terry Newell Just off Old Trail Drive is a cemetery surrounded by a low stone wall. The “Historic Cemetery” sign says nothing about who...

Mishap at the Square

A Volvo SUV nearly drove into the Parkway Pharmacy window on January 25. It ran over one of the yellow bollards in front—which damaged...