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JUNE 2017

Floral Design Business Grows in Greenwood Alexandra Caddenhead was moved by the thoughtfulness of the floral designer at her wedding, which she characterized as a “lower-budget” kind of celebration. Nonetheless, she said, the designer gave everything her best attention, including a bouquet featuring the velvety leaves of lambs ears, their understated misty color and pillowy surfaces adding a touch of...
In 2016, after ten years in publication, Crozet’s hometown newspaper joined the Virginia Press Association, where it competes annually with magazines like Bay Journal, Style Weekly, Virginia Business Magazine and Washington Business Journal. The Gazette has won multiple awards each year since, for news, column writing, design, photography and feature writing. In the past few years, the Gazette has added...
By Janet Martin In May, The Green Olive Tree thrift store celebrated 40 years of operation. For all but 13 months of this time, we’ve operated with a totally volunteer staff. More than $1,000,000 (you read that right, one million dollars) and other needed items have been distributed to help those in the community, non-profits and ministries overseas. We donate...
An increasing number of Crozet area homeowners are flipping the switch to solar power as a federal energy tax credit shrinks and climate issues gain momentum on the world stage. “It’s truly remarkable,” said Greg Slater, an associate broker with Nest Realty since 2012. “Just driving around is the easy way to notice what’s happening. It’s growing every month, every...
Rockbridge County artist Mark Cline, widely known for his foam and fiberglass sculptures of theme park figures, and the creator of “foamhenge,” acquired a tire from the crash of Piedmont Airlines Flight 349 and returned it to the crash site on Bucks Elbow Mountain above Crozet on the sixtieth anniversary of the October 30, 1959 tragedy. Cline acquired the tire...
Mazie Wiseman has taken her love of books to another level by creating Crozet’s newest Little Free Library. The Henley sixth grader and self-described bookworm held a grand opening last month for the “library,” which is contained in a brightly painted, two-level book shed near the tennis courts in Western Ridge.  Mazie, who moved to the neighborhood in April, said...
A merry band of Crozet residents clambered aboard the Crozet Trolley for an informative Character Tour of Crozet on Saturday morning, October 26, after a welcome reception of coffee and bagels in the Crozet Square provided by the Albemarle County Planning Dept. A simultaneous Crozet Connectivity Tour aboard the Crozet Connect/Jaunt bus was joined by several members of the...

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Business Briefs: November 2019

Whistle Stop Grill Turns Two When Connie Snead opened the Whistle Stop Grill two years ago, she had a pretty good idea of what she...

County Schools Reinterpret Gifted Instruction

Ask any gifted resource teacher what the definition of “giftedness” is, and you’ll get a different answer. Some rely on the federal government’s verbiage:...

Tour de Force: Tourism Spending Rises in Albemarle

U.S. domestic travelers are making Charlottesville and Albemarle county their destination in ever greater numbers, according to a recent Virginia Tourism Authority study. “Every...

Renting in Crozet: Market Reflects Growth, Disparity, Uncertainty

When Crystal Murray turned 36 last month, she said goodbye to an especially tragic year in her life. Her family home in Batesville burned...

Making the Grade: How Best to Assess Student Progress

What does it mean when a student’s work in a yearlong class is summed up by a grade of, say, 89? Does it mean...

Business Briefs: October 2019

Ivy School House Expands The Ivy School House, opened by Nicholas and Sara Clark five years ago as a preschool, is now accepting babies and...

CVFD Approaches County for Help with Weekday Staffing

Facing a manpower shortage during weekday hours, the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department wrote to the County’s Fire and Rescue division in September to ask...