Jean Seal – People of Crozet

Jean Seal - Crozet Hardware

Jean Seal, an employee of the Crozet Hardware store for 10 years, was first introduced to Crozet through marriage. Jean says that Crozet has always been a small town where everyone knows everybody, but Crozet is changing. “The older generation made up Crozet, [but] the newcomers are blending in.” To Jean, Crozet feels like home and always has felt like home.

Jean takes pride in her work as an employee of the hardware store. As a very dedicated worker, Jean considers the hardware store to be her own store. Crozet Hardware offers genuine service, “[and that’s] something that most people don’t see anymore.”

Overall, Jean loves the small town and the nice people who inhabit it.

By Alexandra Duncan

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Irish Artifacts found at Pollak Vineyards

From the NBC 29 story:

Excavation units that may be one scrape away from an amazing find. Since May, the group has found pieces of pipes, toys, and tools that they believe are from the era they’re looking for.
On Sunday, Pollak Vineyards is hosting an Irish music festival from 2:00-5:00 p.m., where people can come meet the archaeologists and see some of the stuff they’ve found thus far.

And some more at Pollak’s Facebook page.

Mrs Karpovich – People of Crozet

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Mrs. Karpovich’s room has been the go-to lunch location for my friends and me for the past two years. She is a lot of fun to talk with, and she is not afraid to share her opinion on anything from exams to the coming Elections. She has been working at Western for 14 years, teaching all levels of Chemistry (“and even Physics my first year here” she confides). For her, forming relationships with kids that continue all the way through college and beyond is her favorite aspect of teaching. Plus, as she says, “I have fun. I come to school every day and I enjoy it.” When I asked her about why WAHS is important to Crozet, she admits that is a good question. After pausing a second, she responds that Western provides a place for everyone to come and learn regardless of background, and that teachers accept the challenge of educating kids of all levels with smiles on their faces.

By Spencer Kulow

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Grand Opening – June 21 2012 – of The Lodge in Old Trail

via press release:

WHO: The Lodge at Old Trail Senior Living Community

WHAT: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Scheduled speakers are:

– David Hilliard, owner of The Lodge at Old Trail
– Judy Bowes, Executive Director of The Lodge at Old Trail
– David Collier, Pastor of the Crozet Baptist Church
– Patricia L. Cluff, Chair of the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce
– Linda Hershey, President and CEO, Augusta County Chamber of Commerce
– Senator Creigh Deeds, Keynote Speaker

WHEN: Thursday, June 21. Cocktails at 5:30, and Ribbon Cutting at 6:00 pm.

WHERE: The Lodge at Old Trail, 330 Claremont Lane in Crozet’s Old Trail Village.

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Crozet Lions Club Pancake Dinner

via email –

You are cordially invited to:
The first Annual Crozet Lions Club Pancake Dinner
On Saturday June 23 From 5:30 till 7:30 PM
At the Field School (Across from Crozet School)

Recommended Donations:

Adults $5.00
Children $3.00

Free sausage and drinks
Enjoy the best pancakes ever made.
Enjoy a fantastic Raffle with great prizes.
A fine time is guaranteed for all.

The Quick Start Tennis Fence is Up

Mark your calendars for the ribbon cutting ceremony on 30 June at 6pm. Very, very smart of them to schedule this event for a time when people can actually attend, rather than having it in the middle of the day … when most people are, you know, working.

Quick Start Tennis in Crozet, Virginia

Margot Diaz – People of Crozet

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Margot Diaz is the Executive Pastry Chef of the Mudhouse, the “creator of happiness, mother and wife” and she’s been at the Crozet Mudhouse for just over three years. Margot loves the Crozet community and being able to know all her customers’ names. She finds the general energy of the area energizing. She “draws a light from the mountains and the lakes and the people in this area.”

Why Crozet? “It’s just far enough out of town to still be quaint. I never if ever go into Charlottesville – everything i need is here. I don’t need a Wal-mart.” This is our idea of perfection – being in a small town.

Margot and her husband Alex were married in Romania. Why? “Why not?”

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Crozet Gators Car Wash – 16 June 2012

via email:

The Crozet Gators Car Wash is happening this Saturday, June 16 at the Dairy Queen from 10-12 noon. Swim team car washes are a ton of fun. We have seen it all in the past few years… motorcycles, buses, 18 wheelers, horse trailers with the horses in them.

Tell your friends and family we don’t discriminate… if it needs washing and you are willing to make a donation, we will give it our best shot! Help support your local swim team and have a lot of fun doing it! We did $500 last year–let’s beat that number this year! The CGST annual car wash is an important event each summer with all proceeds go directly to support swim team operations. If you would like to participate by washing cars (parents/kids) or waving signs to passing drivers (kids), please plan to arrive at 9:30 am. We also welcome car washing equipment and supplies such as spray nozzles, hoses, buckets, sponges, soap, wash rags, towels.

CGST is a volunteer parent run organization which relies on the active participation of parents, swimmers and coaches to be successful. The Gators are totally funded by registration fees and fundraising efforts. The team is responsible for paying the coaching staff, lifeguards, swim meets and other functions, JSL fees, pool fees, swim team equipment (lane lines, kickboards, pace clocks, etc.) banquet costs, awards and many other miscellaneous items.