Add Your Own Event to the Crozet Calendar

Eventually I’ll add a widget or something to the side of the blog making finding this feature easier but in the meantime … I’ve opened up the calendar feature on the site to allow anyone to add their own events.

Add your own event to the Crozet Calendar here.

For PTO events, vineyards, Old Trail community events, music at Fardowners or Southern Way Cafe – or Starr Hill’s  tasting room – or church events or whatever. I’d love this calendar to become more of a hub for the Crozet community than it already is.

Adding an event is easy, and takes less than two minutes.

A couple tips for adding events to the Crozet calendar:

– times are in 24 hour time. (1800 = 6pm)

– Please upload a photo if you have one.

– if I’m missing a category, please let me know

– Add the date to the title! Example – Bike to School Day – 7 May 2014 – I’m hoping we can make the calendar live long enough where we have duplicate events over the years.

– Please please please don’t abuse this. Thank you.

Snack Drive at Crozet Elementary

Kids shouldn’t go hungry at any of our schools. Looking at the data and seeing emails throughout the year, all of our schools – Crozet, Brownsville, Henley and probably Western – have needs that we as a community can help solve.

via backpack mail:

Crozet Elementary School Snack Drive – April 21st through May 2nd.

Throughout the school year, CRES has worked hard to provide snacks each day to those children in need. With a couple months left, we are completely out of snacks! Please consider donating pre-packaged, nut-free snacks so our students continue to receive a snack each day.

Possible donation items include, but are not limited to:

– pretzels

– crackers

– cheese sticks

– graham crackers

– animal crackers

– gift certificates or monetary donation so CRES can purchase snacks

Donations may be sent in with your child or dropped off in the office during the Snack Drive.

Fried Chicken, Help Crozet Park & Crozet Trails Crew What’s Going on in Crozet This Weekend

Fried Chicken at Mountainside tonight at 6!

Comcast Cares Day at Crozet Park Tomorrow – this is big. Help Crozet Park; Comcast will give $12 for each person who attends!

Crozet Trails Crew Workday on Saturday.

What am I missing? Let me know in the comments.

New featureadd your own event to the Crozet Community Calendar. If you have an event, please give it a shot; managing the calendar takes a lot of effort, and your help would be appreciated!

Don’t Speed on Crozet Avenue

Ever, really, but especially now.

via email –

Increased Enforcement Scheduled to Cut Down on Speeding

Please be advised that as a result of continued speeding through the Crozet Streetscape / Crozet Avenue construction zone, Albemarle County Police will be increasing their patrol of the area. The objective is to encourage safe speeds in the construction zone and help insure the safety of both the workers and motorists in the area.

Help the Crozet Trails Crew this Weekend

The work of the Crozet Trails Crew is truly one of the Crozet’s great assets*

and this weekend provides a great opportunity to help maintain the trail and meet some of your neighbors!

This Saturday is an all-hands-on-deck workday at Crozet Park. There will be several projects going on, but the CTC will be working to clear mass amounts of weedy, viney vegetation from the area adjacent to the trail near the lower baseball field. The workday is 8am-4pm, but I suspect the Crew will mainly be working 9am-12 or 1pm. If anyone wants to come for a later shift, let me know and we’ll make sure to overlap some. wear long pants and long sleeves. If you know you are going to come, (lunch) is provided if you register here.

The Spring Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival is scheduled for May 10-11– The Crozet Trails Crew has been asked to assist with Friday evening set-up (May 9) and Sunday evening clean up (May 11). Please see if those spots work for you. If not, please sign up for something else; there are many fun options! You can volunteer at Sign-Up Genius.


Crozet Running is putting on a FREE (yes, you read that right) 5k Trail Run at Mint Springs and have asked the Crozet Trails Crew to support this event by providing volunteers. See the website with registration AND the volunteer sign up.

Continue reading “Help the Crozet Trails Crew this Weekend”

Streetscape Update – 21 April 2014

So far, I’d say the traffic disruptions from the Streetscape project have been relatively minimal. Hopefully I didn’t just jinx us all.

via email:

In the next two weeks, improvements between Tabor Street and Library Avenue should be close to 90% complete on the east side of Crozet Avenue. These improvements include curbing, sidewalks, bio-filters, retaining wall, and final grading.

The storm sewer system on the east side of Crozet Avenue has been installed to the Region Ten building. The final section of the storm sewer system, from the Region Ten building to the State Farm building, will be installed after the work in front of the library is complete, which is anticipated in roughly two weeks.

A lane closure on Crozet Avenue is anticipated in approximately two weeks in order to install a new sanitary sewer main.

Tabor Street is complete with final striping to occur within the next week.

For more information on the Crozet Streetscape project, visit

CCAC Recap 4-14-14 – Growth, no growth, misinformation and high hopes

CCAC 4-14-14 – a three hour meeting, filled with tons of good information. Click through, scroll to the end of the tweets summary and get somewhat informed. I collected 152 tweets with the hashtag for this CCAC meeting, #CCAC0414. A couple comments:

– Thanks to the CCAC members for their volunteering.

– Thanks to the members of the public for attending. Please go next time, too.

– Update on the Barnes Lumberyard was interesting.

– The discussion on the brewery was frustrating.

– The Crozet Master Plan needs to be a guide; it was completed in a different world, a different economy, a different time.

– Growth is coming to Crozet; if the Crozet community doesn’t start to say “yes” to encourage some growth downtown, we aren’t likely to have the luxury to pick and choose when the time comes.

– It’s time for Crozet and Albemarle County to define what businesses they want. You can say no only so many times before businesses will stop asking.

– Retail and cute stores are neat and we all like them, but they’re generally low-paying and don’t offer the ladder career opportunities (like, say, a brewery or other large employer would). Continue reading “CCAC Recap 4-14-14 – Growth, no growth, misinformation and high hopes”

CCAC Meeting Thursday, 17 April 2014

via email: (bolding mine) — Who wants to come and live-tweet the meeting with me? It’s harder to go to meetings than it is to type, but it’s worthwhile .


Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Meadows, Crozet (5735 Meadows Dr.)

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

2. Approval of Minutes from March 20, 2014 meeting.

3. Project Updates/Information:

– Library updates, fundraising, operation hours, and moving our meeting to that location– Bill Schrader.

– Streetscape issues, if there are any.

– Update on Rutherford Hotel in Old Trail.

– AHIP presentation.

Barnes Lumber company project as it relates to Frank Stoner’s responses – Claudette Grant (to read the full instructions, read the PDF – editing them for this blog post would have been too time intensive) (PDF)

— Go to:

— Click on the box that says: “View Selected Planning Application”

— Make sure the “Search By:” box says: “Web Planning Application Number”.

–In the PL Application Application Number Is exactly: box type: SP201400001 down to see what they wrote and download any document they included.

–And click on the green “Go” button. (to read the full instructions, read the PDF – editing them for this blog post would have been too time intensive) (PDF )

– Discuss having our next meeting be an open discussion of the types of businesses we want to see in Crozet and where to find them – engaging the community- maybe even meet at Old Trail

4. News concerning area schools which affects development area, budget impacts, make-up snow days, etc.

5. Items not listed on the agenda.

6. Announcements.

7. Future Agenda Items.


Per the discussion as to what businesses Crozet needs, you might find this discussion from 2011 interesting. Related: What is Crozet’s Daytime Population?