IPA Jamberee at Starr Hill 25 June 2016 – Benefiting Crozet Park!

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via email: (bolding mine)

  • Please join the fun on Saturday, June 25th from 1-7PM for Starr Hill Brewery’s IPA JAMBEEREE at Hangar Park across from the Starr Hill Tap Room. Proceeds from every ticket sold and all t-shirt sales will be donated to Claudius Crozet Park’s “Play Crozet” capital campaignThis initiative will fund the building of a new pond-side amphitheater at Crozet Park.  Buy a shirt here.

West Glen Stream Crossing Passes at Albemarle County PC

I couldn’t make it to the Albemarle County Planning Commission meeting on 21 June, but luckily, Neil Williamson with the Free Enterprise Forum did. And he tweeted the meeting.

tl;dr:  Much discussion, two one recusal (More), two absences, stream crossing passed 3-1.

Update: Tim Dodson with Charlottesville Tomorrow has the story.

Click through to read the tweets.

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When Are the Crozet Fireworks Being Done?

When Are the Crozet Fireworks Being Done? is one of the more common questions asked. “How can I donate to the Crozet fireworks?” is one of the more common questions that ought to be asked.

  • The Crozet Fireworks are being held on 2 July, 2016
  • You can donate to the Crozet Fireworks fund here.
  • And … volunteers are needed!
  • Pro tip: walk or ride bikes to the parade and the fireworks – you’ll find navigation much, much easier.

Crozet Fireworks 2 July 2016

From the CCA site: (click through to read the whole thing)

It all starts with the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) parade at 5:00 PM at Crozet Elementary School and goes down Crozet Avenue through downtown Crozet to Claudius Crozet Park.  The Parade Grand Marshals are Rick and Pete Maupin and we hope that the Richmond Shriners’ ACCA Mini-Patrol cars are one of the many entries in the parade.


It takes a village to have a community celebration. Your help for just an hour or two on Saturday, July 2 will make a big difference to the success of the Crozet Independence Day Celebration. Sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC) next Saturday, July 2, between 5PM to 10PM. There are a variety of tasks and time slots. Most of the time slots are only an hour – so there’s lots of ways to help and still enjoy the event.

To sign up to help and volunteer, go here.

When you sign-up it will ask for your name, email and, optionally phone number. No one else can see your email and phone. We promise we won’t share it. It’s helpful for us to have it if something happens and we need to let you know about a last minute change.

We urge church groups, civic and neighborhood associations to sign-up. Crozet Trails Crew already has volunteered to staff one spot the whole evening! Let’s see which group can have the most volunteers!

With your help, we can make this Crozet Independence Day celebration the best ever!

Interested in the Crozet Cycling Club?

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. ~ Ernest Hemingway

You may have seen us on the road, and hopefully you saw the great story in last month’s Crozet Gazette.

If you’re interested in riding with the Crozet Cycling Club (we have 3 segments of the club now!), come out to Pro Re Nata this Friday, 24 June between 7 and 9. (the facebook event is here) We’re calling this a non-spandex social.  Already ride? Cool. Thinking about starting to ride? Come on down.

6am. Good fun. #crozetcycling #crozet

A photo posted by RealCrozetVa (Jim Duncan) (@realcrozetva) on


If you’re out on local scenic roads at the crack of day, you’re likely to see a posse of Crozet cyclists trailing slipstreams, winding like wind down the roads.

“This area’s hard to beat. It’s gorgeous. We stop to take pictures,” said Duncan. “We take time to appreciate where we are. Morning commuters know us because of our headlight power. We stick together as a group. We’re extremely conscientious about safety and sharing the road. We live here and we don’t want to piss off our neighbors.

At the moment, we have 3 groups of riders –

  • Wednesday morning at 6am – and usually every other morning as well)
  • The 9:30 Club  – who meet Fridays at 7:15 at Mudhouse during the summer
  • The Easy Riders – meet at Crozet Mudhouse on Mondays and Thursdays. ** see the end of this post for more information on the Easy Riders

* one request – if you do request to be a member of one of the google groups, please also email me and let me know a little about who you are and how long you’ve been riding; the google groups are private groups, and we like to know with whom we’re communicating (our email threads tend to be comical from time to time, too).

I’m always happy to answer questions, or talk about the different groups, and which one may be the best fit for you. Call/email/text me anytime and 434-242-7140.

We are now discussing holding clinics for those of us – beginners and not-so-beginners – to learn to be better skilled and safer riders. I truly love and am humbled by the growth and evolution of this group.

If you’re interested in riding with the Crozet Cycling Club, come out to Pro Re Nata this Friday, 24 June between 7 and 9. (the facebook event is here) We’re calling this a non-spandex social. 



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CCAC Meeting Recap – 15 June 2016 | Growth, Schools, Adelaide, Power Lines

CCAC Meeting - 15 June 2016
CCAC Meeting – 15 June 2016


So much discussed tonight, and I’ll update this once the Charlottesville Tomorrow story is posted Update: Here’s Tim Dodson’s story from Charlottesville Tomorrow. (and I apologize for the formatting issues)

  • I love that 4 people were tweeting the meeting tonight; true comprehensive coverage
  • Schools and growth were a big topic of discussion
  • West Glen neighborhood proposal was discussed at length. Stream buffers, critical slopes, and more.
    • West Glen will be going to the planning commission on Tuesday
  • Another discussion about Adelaide (now to be discussed at BoS in September, I think)

These are some of the supporting/background stories referenced tonight

Storify with all of the tweets after the break. Really, please spend 15 minutes scrolling to the end and making your way back up. Please. Get informed.



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CCAC Meeting 15 June 2016 – Schools, Growth, Adelaide, West Glen

via email: (if you’re going to follow along on Twitter, the hashtag will be #CCAC0616

The Crozet Library

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

1. Agenda Review (David Stoner – CCAC chair)
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Albemarle County Schools Discussion (Dave Oberg, Beth Bassett) [30min]
4. West Glenn Stream Crossing SUP CCAC Discussion [30min]
5. Adelaide Project Rezoning – Amended Resolution? [30min]
6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda
7. Announcements
8. Future Agenda Items

Update – Staff reports on West Glen – Staff report, special use permit plans.

Crozet Real Estate Conversation – at PRN!

We’ve been doing our Crozet Real Estate Conversations at the Mudhouse for the past few months, and have done our market update videos at several Crozet businesses. We’re shaking things up this month and for the forthcoming months … Thirsty (real estate) Thursdays.

The Third Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30, David Ferrall and I will be at PRN to talk about the Crozet (or Charlottesville/Albemarle/Nelson) real estate markets. PRN have Wi-Fi, so we’ll probably be running some real estate statistics, too, because that’s one of the things we do for fun (really).

Have questions about the Crozet real estate market? Stop by PRN Thursday, 16 June from 5:30 to 7:30.


Crozet Real Estate Conversation - at PRN with David Ferrall and Jim Duncan with Nest Realty

Support the Crozet Independence Day Parade & Fireworks (2016)

via email –

“We are writing to ask for your enthusiastic support of our small town tradition – our annual Crozet Independence Day parade and fireworks show!

This event helps maintain the best of Crozet – friends and neighbors coming together to enjoy good times, celebrate our nation’s independence and help out others.  It’s an event that brings our community together and is an important fund-raiser for many local organizations like the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Crozet Lions, and Claudius Crozet Park. Your attendance at the event helps them, too.

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1st Day of School – 23 August 2016

via Henley Matters –

Dear Members of our School Community:

Our School Board recently adopted the calendar for the 2016-17 school year. The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 23.


Perhaps the most significant change is the adding of five minutes at the end of the school day for all schools, with the exception of Yancey Elementary School. Yancey has an academic enrichment program after school. Other schools in the division may vary on how the five minutes is added to their day based upon previous changes they have made or due to bus schedule requirements.

Our addition of these five minutes will prevent the need to add any weather-related make-up days after June 9, 2017. You may be assured this date will not change as the end of the school year.

The calendar does designate Monday, February 20, and Friday, March 31, as potential make-up days, if needed. No other make-up days will be necessary, since the addition of five minutes to the school day will be the equivalent of two additional days of instructional time over the course of the year.

We are grateful for the input of many of you as we developed the calendar, especially your views that we not add make-up days that would impact spring break or extend the school year in June.

School start times will not change. As planning for next year is completed, each school will report their opening and closing times to their families, as they have done in the past. For a look at the 2016-17 calendar, please visit:


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