Crozet Angel Tree 2017 – Help 206 Kids

via email:

The Angels are registered, and we are ready for shoppers!

We are once again coordinating Angel Tree with the four public schools here in Western Albemarle. I am wondering if you might be willing to again help us with promoting the project and round up shoppers?  Here are the details as I know them right now…

Total Angels on List: 206

Last Year:                   208

Angel information sheets are now available.  Our focus is on needed items such as clothing, coats, shoes, winter accessories, etc. Please consider partnering with us and sponsoring an angel, or a family of angels. This is a great project to do with your children or at your place of employment. UNWrapped gifts are due to Crozet Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 28th at 5 pm.

Please contact Tracey Pugh at [email protected] to find out more about this wonderful program, or to request an angel.

Believing the Best,


Tracey R. Pugh

Minister to Children, Youth, and Community Connections



CCAC Meeting – 15 Nov 2017 | Western Park, Downtown Crozet, Re-Store ‘n Station

Should be interesting, and relevant.  #CCAC1117

Crozet Library
Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


1. Agenda Review (Dave Stoner – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Re-Store ’n Station SP Amendment Presentation (Jo Higgins, Re-Store ‘n Station, 45 min) (staff seem to be recommending approval of gas pumps being open 24 hours, & store being open 20 hours/day – pdf)

4. Project Updates & Discussion (45 min)
a. Neighborhood Improvement Funding Initiative (NIFI) – Crozet Square Streetscape – approved by BoS
b. Barnes Lumber Rezoning – applicant’s requested deferral
c. Western Park Master Plan Update – follow-up discussion

5. Downtown Crozet Initiative – Request for Virginia Main Street Affiliate Application

6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7. Announcements & Future Agenda Items



I’m appending a couple emails to this post, as I’ve seen things online get lost; better to save them here for posterity.

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Crozet Yoga Moving to Crozet Shopping Center

Thank goodness they are staying in downtown Crozet!

via their email:

After a wonderful first year in our space in Piedmont Place, Santosha will be moving down the road to the Crozet Shopping Center opening on January 1, 2018.

The new and improved space will include sunlight (!), a larger lobby and lounge, retail shop and second studio which we will utilize for childcare in the mornings as well as to expand our offerings. Our vision is that Santosha becomes a community and wellness center – a hub for a community looking to move the needle in terms of health, happy living – for ourselves as well as for our kids. Our hours will be expanded, so if you want to come well before class starts you can relax and have a cup of tea and read your book or stop by around lunch for a visit.

We thank you all so much of your support through this first year and we appreciate your business. We would love your input on how we can best serve you in year two. If you would take a moment to fill out this survey we can offer you an additional 10% off a retail item or workshop of your choice in the next 6 months.



Regatta on Saturday at Beaver Creek!


There’s a Regatta this weekend at Beaver Creek!

From the Beaver Creek Sculling’s site:

Register for the 5th annual Dam Turn Regatta, November 11, 2017 Register! This invitational race will take place on Beaver Creek Reservoir in Crozet, VA. We are about 15 miles west from Charlottesville. The regatta is open to novices, juniors and masters rowing singles, doubles, and quads. Come row a challenging 2,500m course in a pastoral scene on protected water close to home.

Parking at Beaver Creek Reservoir is FREE! There is parking adjacent to the boathouse and across the road. Volunteers will be on hand to direct parking. Rigging of boats can be done right behind your car.

Bathroom facilities in the park are clean and easily accessible. No port-a-potties!

Spectating area: best views are on the grassy field next to the pier and the public launching dock.


Also, via email:

SMOJO at Piedmont Place will be at the Dam Turn Regatta selling hot meals and hot drinks! They will be our only food provider for the day and they have generously agreed to donate a portion of all sales back to BCS! Be sure to plan on lunch with SMOJO on Saturday and invite your friends and family to do the same!

Our BCS apparel team will be at the Dam Turn Regatta selling shirts! At just $15 for two you can stuff a lot of holiday stockings!


General Election Results – 2017 – Nearly 60% of Crozet Voters Voted

I thought the results were interesting. That’s all. From the Virginia Board of Elections.

Good turnout, too, if my math is right. (check it, please – total voter registrations by locality; votes by precinct). Thanks.

Crozet – 2,304 voted; 3,937 active, registered voters – 58.5%.

Brownsville – 2,688 voted; 4,617 active, registered voters – 58.2%.

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Planning for School Growth

Read the whole thing at Charlottesville Tomorrow.


An architectural consulting firm told the Albemarle County School Board on Thursday that the county would soon need new high school facilities to accommodate growing enrollment and implement innovative educational programs.

“We have to look at what the competition is doing around the world and around the country, and do what makes sense for the benefit of our kids and their education,” said Board member Jonno Alcaro.

The division forecasts much more rapid growth at Western Albemarle High School  in Crozet. Enrollment at WAHS is expected to increase by more than 21 percent, reaching a high of 1,335 in 2024.

A planned 10,000 square-foot addition of science classroom space at WAHS, scheduled for completion in 2019, was not factored into the study’s capacity calculations.

A Faster RealCrozetVA

1 – I’ve switched hosts at RealCrozetVA for the first time in well over a decade. The site should be *much* faster now.

2 – I suspect the blog will be here after Facebook goes away at some point.

3 – I seem to have forgotten about the RealCrozetVA email … it’s broken for the moment. Until that’s sorted, if you need to contact me, please email me at [email protected] or text – 434-242-7140. Fixed the email (small technological victory, of which I’m quite proud).

Crozet Halloween 2017

Crozet Halloween

Halloween in Crozet. Community, candy, fun.

As far as I know, Halloween is on Tuesday the 31st, and that’s when Trick or Treating is.

Where do you like to Trick or Treat?

(have an event to add to the Crozet Calendar like the Crozet Spirit Walk? Add it here.)


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