What’s on the Ballot in Crozet this Year?

Election day is 3 November, 2015. Now’s as good a time as any to learn who’s going to be on the ballot.

Start here; the Virginia Department of Elections has a pretty good site.

For the first time in I don’t know how long, we have a choice for our School Board rep; neither of whom is the incumbent.

White Hall School Board: David Oberg and Caroll J. “C. J.” Hatcher are competing.

At-Large School Board seat: Dolly R. D. Joseph, Catherine M. Lochner, J. S. “Jonno” Alcaro

More at the excellent CvillePedia’s page.

Click through to see my sample ballot (I live in the Brownsville district) — there are some big elections, namely the school board, Commonwealth Attorney, Soil & Conservation … dig in, and please, please please, be an educated voter. And a personal request: if you’re not going to be said educated voter, consider not voting.


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Let’s find this stolen bike, Crozet [Update: FOUND!]

Update 28 September 2015:

The bike has been found!



via facebook:



Dear Crozet Friends, Owen’s bike was STOLEN out of our YARD last night. It’s a Fuji, 21-speed mountain bike, Thrill SE, blue, 17 inch frame (I think), disc breaks, and all. It’s BLUE, and the frame to me always looked really thick and sturdy, with FUJI written across it. I’m working on getting photos. Owen saved and bought this with his own money less than a month ago. If anyone has any information, please, please, let us know. Aside from that, know that someone came IN OUR YARD to steal a bike, and as you know, that’s not easy to do (no way to park on the street… they either had to actually pull in our driveway or park at least a house away, and walk through 2 yards to take it). Owen is crushed. Neighborhood friends, please be on the lookout. … We will make a police report. Owen’s bike looks a lot like this, but smaller frame.

I had my first “adult” bike stolen off my front porch several years ago; it’s a crappy feeling and I hope we can find this kid’s bike.


10 Years of RealCrozetVA

Wow. 10 years & 10 days ago I launched RealCrozetVA.

Lots has changed in 10 years. Lots will change in the next 10 years.

I truly hope this site has been useful.

What have been the most significant changes in Crozet – for you – over the past 10 years?

September 2015 CCAC Meeting – Piedmont Place & More

Piedmont Place in downtown Crozet
Piedmont Place in downtown Crozet

1 – Take a few minutes to read about Piedmont Place, the new building coming across Library Ave from the Crozet Library. Plans include a skybar, apartments, a market akin to the Main Street Market on West Main Street in Downtown Charlottesville

2 – Sidewalk and transportation update from Trevor Henry.

3 – Alternative plan proposed for Barnes Lumberyard from Paul Grady.

4 – Downtown Crozet planning grant wasn’t funded.

Click through, start at the bottom, and make your way up.

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Recently on the RealCrozetVA Facebook – September 2015

Some of the things posted on RealCrozetVA facebook page don’t quite warrant a blog post, but in aggregate, they do. (also, now there’s a RealCrozetVA instagram)

14 September – After a brief walk outside this evening, I thought again that as our little town grows and grows, I truly, truly hope that the skies stay dark.

Being able to see the stars is something that is truly heartening and remarkable.

14 September –  The Crozet Mudhouse has a new look.

14 September – 3rd Annual Crozet Elementary Walk (Bike) to School Day! – September 24th

Let’s celebrate our new sidewalks and traffic light!!

10 September – Crozet Culinary Competition at the Lodge should be tons of fun, and is a tremendous community event.

6 September


Love the mushroom. And the sky. #crozet

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

Crozet Trails Crew Annual 5K – 10 October 2015

On Saturday, October 10, The Crozet Trails Crew will hold their annual 5K Trail Race.  Come and join the fun: run, jog, walk, or cheer on the participants
Starting and finishing at the soccer field at Claudius Crozet Park, the course winds 3.1 miles through the trails east of the park. The course is relatively flat, but all trail.  Registration is $20 on-line (check out the crozettrailscrew.org website for the RaceIT link) or $25 in person on Friday, Oct. 9, 6-8 pm at Crozet Running or Saturday at the park 7-8 am.
All runners receive a race T-shirt as well as entrance into The Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival which is held right after the race.  There will be great prizes for overall (first place male and female get a bridge named in their honor!) and age-group winners.  There is also a random drawing of some great prizes donated by local businesses following the race and all participants who are present will be eligible.
New this year – Kids Race!  (for kids up to 7 years old)  The kids race will take place on the soccer field at 8:00am.  There is no registration fee, but please indicate on your registration form if your child plans to run.  The course is one lap around the soccer field, approximately 400 meters.  All finishers get a prize.

This is the major fundraiser for the Crozet Trails Crew, a grassroots community organization whose mission is to connect Crozet and Western Albemarle with trails and greenways.