Big Weekend in Crozet – Christmas Parade and More

There’s a busy day in Crozet this weekend –

Crozet Trails Crew events
Crozet Christmas Parade
The Crozet Gazette & Art Box Calendar Photo Contest judging
Make snowflake ornaments at Blue Ridge Beads & Glass?

Thank you everyone for adding events to the calendar. Slowly but surely it’s getting populated. Two of my goals for 2014:

– Have it be mostly self-populating – if you have regular events to add to the calendar, I can give you the ability to post events yourself. Just ask me .

– I’d like to post something every Friday morning noting the weekend’s events. There’s always a lot going on in Crozet from events at vineyards and breweries to things happening in Old Trail or the Crozet Library …

Angel Tree in Crozet – 2013

via email –

Its Angel Tree time again… Each holiday season school counselors at the local elementary, middle and high schools in Crozet partner with Crozet Baptist Church to provide clothing items to children in need. The need is great this year with over 180 children identified as needing basic items such as coats, shoes, hats and gloves.

Please consider “adopting” and angel this year or a family. This is a great project to to with your children or at your place of employment. Wrapped gifts are due to Crozet Baptist Church by December 8th. Please contact Lisa Ebanks at [email protected] to find at more about this wonderful program.

Update 4 December 2013: All kids on the Angel Tree are spoken for!

CCAC Meeting 21 November 2013 Recap

Sounds like a lot was discussed at last night’s Crozet Community Advisory Council meeting. Huge thanks to WAHS student @Tim_Dodson, @CvilleKim, @tfjtolson and @crozetbulldogs (their Twitter names for the uninitiated 🙂 ) for tweeting the meeting. Thank you for taking the time to attend and share the information with the community.

The meeting recap – via tweets – is after the break. Click through, scroll to the bottom and make your way up. There’s a lot of relevant and pertinent Crozet information in there.

Some of the topics –

– Barnes Lumberyard development plan

– Streetscape update (there’s a meeting on 3 December)

– Jarman’s Gap/Crozet Avenue intersection (I still say roundabout)

– Safe Routes to School update

– Pedestrian improvements at Clover Lawn

– Design charette for the Barnes Lumberyard?

– Hotel update

Please read and be informed – and thank the folks who tweeted if you see them!

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Crozet Community Advisory Council Meeting – 21 November 2013

If anyone – anyone – is willing to live-tweet this meeting, please let me know asap. The agenda is chock-full of really interesting, relevant, important stuff. (bolding mine)

* Update: two volunteers have stepped forward to live-tweet the meeting and one more is likely to write a guest post. At the very least there will be at least three more people there. Thank you!

Live-tweeting the meetings accomplishes several things:

1) It gets you (or me) to attend the meeting to listen and learn

2) Tweeting the meeting engages the folks who are at home, unable to attend but really want to be informed

3) It allows me to capture the tweets and post them in a blog post here for anyone/everyone else who is interested in the meeting and can neither attend nor follow on Twitter.

4) It helps the CCAC know that people are paying attention.

5) Tweets capture more than almost any news story can.

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL The Meadows, Crozet (5735 Meadows Dr.)

Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes from October 17, 2013 meeting.

3. Project Updates/Information:

• Library fundraising update – Bill Schrader.

• Streetscape update and overview of town hall meeting – Lee Caitlin

• Discussion of Barnes Lumber company – Leslie Burns and Meg Holden

• Update on plans for pedestrian crossing signal at Clover Lawn/Harris


• Update on Safe Routes to School project, with information specific to

the crossing at Crozet Elementary

• Hotel project

• Wilson Jones property environmental remediation

• Resolution for extension of Crozet library hours

4. News concerning area schools affecting development area.

5. Change of meeting date and place – Bill Schrader.

6. Items not listed on the agenda

7. Announcements.

8. Future Agenda Items.