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Albemarle County middle and high schools were finally given the green light to return to in-person instruction, which began in force on March 15 after the sixth and ninth grade classes attended a couple of orientation days the week prior. While about 55 percent of all county high school students opted for in-person learning, Western Albemarle High School (WAHS)...
By Kim Guenther, President, Claudius Crozet Park Board With a beautiful LOVEworks sculpture and 115 different colored pop-up tents stretching across the Crozet Park festival grounds and into the upper ballfield, this year’s May Arts & Crafts Festival may look a bit different than past festivals, but it will have all of the excitement and variety we’ve come to love.  The...
It’s important, where we live and why. Many of Crozet’s attractions are obvious: natural beauty, moderate climate, nearby cultural centers. Others are less visible, such as the kind hearts and abiding generosity of those among us who choose to serve their fellow man. The Crozet Gazette is pleased to bring you the story of two of them, and their...
Crozet Park’s plan to build a new Aquatic and Fitness Center ran into a wave of opposition before the Planning Commission at its March 23 meeting, prompting Claudius Crozet Park (CCP) Board representative Drew Holzwarth to request an indefinite deferral on the plan’s permit requests. The CCP is asking for two permissions—a Special Use Permit amendment to build the...
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,...

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Midway Solar Center Planned Near Batesville

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...

Why Crozet: Community Supports Crozet Family

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...

WAHS Tech Expert Prepares Teachers for Reopening

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...

Crozet Calendar Clinic: Gabriella Chase

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...

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...