Ann Mallek’s Town Halls – Spring 2016

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White Hall district supervisor, Ann Mallek, has scheduled three town halls in March, 2016.

Conversation with and learning from White Hall district citizens is her goal.

The meetings are:
  • Saturday, March 5          10 am                  White Hall Community Building
  • Monday, March 7           7 pm                    Broadus Wood Elementary School Cafeteria
  • Thursday, March 10       8 pm                    Field School, Crozet, following the Crozet Community Association meeting which begins at 7 pm (note new time)

Supervisor Mallek asks new questions for town halls in March, 2016.

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Interested in Serving on the CCAC? Learn More

I’ve gotten a couple questions about serving on the CCAC, since the tweets at last month’s CCAC meeting calling for volunteers to serve.  I asked David Stoner, Acting Chair of the CCAC, to answer some of those questions, and he quickly wrote this (the bolding is mine):

“The Crozet Community Advisory Committee (CCAC) is a 15-person advisory committee that provides assistance to County staff and the Board of Supervisors on civic/community issues related to implementation of the Crozet Master Plan in accordance with established county procedures.  The membership is broad-based to incorporate a variety of perspectives and ideas and to provide citizens, businesspersons and representatives of active community groups a chance to be engaged and be heard in a constructive and meaningful way.

Further information on the CCAC can be found here.

A fact sheet on the CCAC can be found here.

The CCAC members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. There are currently nine members whose terms are expiring in March 2016, although historically several open seats are filled by reappointments.

If you are interested in becoming involved in Crozet in this way, a link to the application can be found hereApplications are due March 22, 2016.  If you would like to speak to someone for further information about possibly serving on the CCAC feel free to contact Dave Stoner, Acting CCAC Chairman at [email protected] or Emily Kilroy, Community Engagement Specialist, at [email protected]. ”

Thanks, David!

A Nice Thing about Life in Crozet – Soup & Cupcakes

A funny thing happened a little while ago – soup started showing up on the front porch of a little house on Jarmans Gap. Turns out that soup is by the fine folks at L’Etoile.

On a schedule I’ve not yet tried to figure out, they put soup in a green cooler on their porch , $10/quart, and then – on your honor – you pay and take home a delicious quart of soup.  I’ve had the soup; it’s outstanding.

And then … cupcakes appeared next door!

Cupcakes, in which I paid my $5 "on the honor system." #lovecrozet.

A post shared by RealCrozetVa (Jim Duncan) (@realcrozetva) on


(I’d have gotten a thing of soup, but I was on my way back from meeting clients, and my bicycle rack had only so much room!)


*As an aside, I find the media cycle interesting. Instagram -> Facebook -> Twitter -> Blog.

CCAC Meeting Recap – 17 February 2016

I’m going to let the tweets about tonight’s Crozet Community Advisory Council meeting speak for themselves.

Short summary:

  • There are at least 3 openings on the CCAC; apply here, and/or talk to current CCAC member John Savage. Please. Please. Volunteer
  • Infrastructure is needed in Crozet.
  • Restore N Station is going to get bigger
  • Adelaide faces challenges from the CCAC.
  • I’m glad I went, but … sigh.

Update: Staff comments on the Adelaide development.

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CCAC Meeting 17 February 2016 | Roads & Houses & More

Transportation, road networks, bicycle lanes and sidewalks … connectivity, new and proposed residential development … (like it or not), this is where change happens and how our community grows. (bolding mine)


Crozet Library
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  1. AgendaReview (David Stoner-CCAC chair)
  2. Approval of Minutes
  3. Blue Ridge Heritage Project (Bill Henry, BRHP)
  4. Project Discussions:(CCAC Members)
    1. ReStore-n-Station Phase II SUP (Special Use Permit)
    2. Adelaide Rezoning
  5. Transportation Planning Presentation and Discussion (Phil Best and Gerald Gatobu, Principal Planner, Transportation, Albemarle County)
  6. CCAC open seats reminder & officer nominations (JohnSavage)
  7. Items not listed on the agenda
  8. Announcements
  9. Future Agenda Items
    1. March 16 – Public Meeting-Foothills Crossing/Daily Property Rezoning Proposal
    2. March 16 – Update – West Glenn Project-Powells Creek Stream Crossing

Western Albemarle Rescue Squad has a new Toolbox

Technically, it’s a Heavy Rescue truck, but apparently they call it a toolbox.

Heavy Rescue’s (sic) carry large quantities of tools, chains, air bags, lights, large cribbing/shoring, hydraulic equipment, ropes, rigging, air, and lighting. Fire trucks tend to carry limited amounts of the above lighting but in very technical situations you need more that was is typically carried. The Vehicle’s primary function is vehicle rescue/extrication. It has the capabilities to provide large scale scene lighting, mobile SCBA (air bottles) refills, ropes and rigging, large vehicle extrication and shoring, and large scale lifting of vehicles, tractor trailers, and even train cars. Most refer to a heavy rescue as a large moving toolbox.

All I know is that I’m always grateful (having never having used their services) that they are there.

A little patience and a few extra eyes making sure the truck fit in the building without any problems. Worked like a charm!

Posted by Western Albemarle Rescue Squad on Sunday, February 7, 2016

Self-Defense Clinic – 20 February at Greenwood Community Center

It’s on the Crozet Calendar, but I think warrants a better nudge –

  • Ever find yourself running or walking alone through your neighborhood or on one of Crozet’s amazing trails?
  • Ever let your child walk to a friend’s house down the street?
  • Is your high schooler getting ready to head off to a college campus?

Join Crozet Running and the Charlottesville Budokan for an afternoon of self-defense. Learn best practices and hands-on techniques from experts on how to get away from trouble. Although Crozet is a safe and happy town, it is not a bubble and we all need to be able to protect ourselves.

What: Self-Defense Clinic

When: Saturday, February 20th, 2:00-3:15

Who: Adults and kids age 7 and up

Where: Greenwood Community Center

Wear: Athletic or comfortable clothes

Cost:  $10 cash or check to Charlottesville Budokan

Questions?  Email:   [email protected]

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Grease is the Word

Chloe Horner, as Sandy Dumbrowski, and Cutter Mendenhall, as Danny Zuko (center) rehearse "You're the One That I Want" with the T-Birds, Pink Ladies, and other Rydell High students in Western Albemarle's production of "Grease," opening March 17 2016
Chloe Horner, as Sandy Dumbrowski, and Cutter Mendenhall, as Danny Zuko (center) rehearse “You’re the One That I Want” with the T-Birds, Pink Ladies, and other Rydell High students in Western Albemarle’s production of “Grease,” opening March 17.

Grease Is the Word!

by Will Sigmon

Western Albemarle High School will be performing the Tony-Award-winning musical “Grease” in its auditorium March 17-19.

Directed by drama teacher Caitlin Pitts, the rock ‘n’ roll production is set in 1959, when “good girl” (Sandy Dumbrowski) falls in love with (unbeknownst to her) a rough, tough gang leader (Danny Zuko) of the high school gang called the T-Birds over the summer. Once school begins, though, they and their friends struggle with peer pressure, sex vs love, gang violence and other adolescent issues.

Fans of Western’s productions will be treated to a talented cast including newcomers and veterans. In his Western acting debut, Cutter Mendenhall shows off his dancing, singing and acting chops as Danny. Chloe Horner, a “Silly Girl” from last year’s “Beauty and the Beast,” takes the female lead as Sandy. Freshman Ben Nordbrock plays Danny’s gang lieutenant Kenickie. Ryann Sheehy, who starred as elegant Belle in last year’s “Beauty,” shows her rougher edges as Rizzo.

Adult advance tickets for “Grease” will soon go on sale online and at Western for $12, $14 at the door (student and senior citizen prices are $6 and $8, respectively). Doors for the March 17-19 evening shows open at 6:30 p.m.; curtain is at 7:30 p.m. There is also a 2:00 matinee on Saturday. Please note that, due to cancelled rehearsals resulting from inclement weather, performances may be postponed for snow dates to be announced later.

For more information, visit the official Facebook page at WAHS Drama Presents “Grease.”