Deadline to Submit Quilt for Mountainside Auction

Mountainside Senior Living (“MSL”) is the area’s most affordable assisted living facility. As a non-profit , we are the largest provider of assisted living accommodations for low-income seniors in the greater Charlottesville area.

MSL will be hosting its inaugural “Quilts for Caring” Auction on November 1, 2014, with all proceeds designated for scholarship assistance that enables low-income seniors to live with dignity in a safe and caring environment.

We invite all quilters and quilt groups to donate a quilt or quilted item to the auction which will take place on November 1, 2014 at MSL in Crozet, VA.

A Few Break ins in Crozet

There have been several Crozet break-ins recently …

“Since July 24, there have been 4 daytime burglaries in the Crozet area. In all of these incidents, the homes were unlocked, and the stolen items were easily visible through windows. All incidents involved the theft of electronic equipment. Two of the incidents occurred in Old Trail, one in Bargamin Loop (across from Old Trail), and one 1.4 miles away on Railroad Ave. There have been no incidents reported to have occurred since August 8. Please be mindful to lock your doors when you leave, and report any suspicious activity to the police.”

You can see reported crimes on

This is the bulletin from the Albemarle County Police Department.(pdf)

via Crozet Safety Corps and CPT Jenkins.

Pints for Pups

Please join us at Starr Hill Brewery to raise a pint to all our four-legged friends and to help raise money for the Crozet Dog Park. A dollar will be donated for each pint purchased on August 9th from 11AM — 8PM. The outside patio is fido-friendly so please feel free to bring your favorite pooch !

Crozet Trails Crew Trail Workday

CTC trail workday – Saturday, August 2nd, 8:30am- 11am, location TBD (See below for list of upcoming trail projects).
  • Mow and clear seasonal vegetation along the Crozet Connector Trail
  • Begin construction of trail in Foothills Crossing to connect to Crozet Connector Trail
  • Begin construction in Old Trail (Creekside Trail)
  • Scope out possible solutions for pedestrian pathway along Crozet Avenue between Jarman’s Gap Road and Route 250

Break-ins in Crozet

I hate posting things like this. Let’s watch out for each other, Crozet.

Received Wednesday and posted on Facebook & Twitter …

I was just at the Crozet Park and spoke with an officer that had responded to a car break in that happened sometime in the parking lot there today. Back passenger window was broken out and items were taken. No other reports from The Crozet Park at this time but officer said similar occurrence today at the stores across 250 from Harris Teeter. Sounded like broken window and items in plain view taken from car ( maybe parked outside Credit Union). I tried to get a bit of info without interfering with upset victim making report. You might want to check out the details, but this might be worth an alert message to our list. Officer indicating spreading the word would be a good idea.

Help with the Independence Day Celebrations!

Crozet Fireworks & Independence Day Celebration - 2014

From the Crozet Community Association:

They need your help for an hour or two on July 5. Below is the website to sign-up to help with the Crozet Independence Day Celebration (CIDC) next Saturday, July 5, between 5PM to 10PM. There are a variety of tasks and time slots. Most of the time slots are only an hour – so there’s lots of ways to help and still enjoy the event. When you sign-up it will ask for your name, email and, optionally phone number. No one else can see your email and phone. We promise we won’t share it. It’s helpful for us to have it if something happens and we need to let you know about a last minute change.

We urge church groups, civic and neighborhood associations to sign-up. Crozet Trails Crew already has volunteered to staff one spot the whole evening! Let’s see which group can have the most volunteers!

To sign up, go here.

With your help, we can make this Crozet Independence Day celebration the best ever!

Crozet – Connect with your Nearby Neighborhoods with Nextdoor

Now’s a good time to remember to watch out for each other …

This is not an ad. But it is a suggestion about a way to connect neighborhoods.

If you haven’t used or heard of Nextdoor, it’s a site/service that is geo-fenced and is designed for communication with neighborhoods. But they also have a pretty neat feature called “nearby neighborhoods” that would be awfully useful for, say, reporting a peeping tom or an attempted break-in.

Nearby Neighborhoods is a feature that gives you the ability to have conversations with neighbors who live in nearby neighborhoods. Here are some great reasons to post to your nearby neighbors:
• To share information about suspicious activity that might affect several neighborhoods.
• To find a lost pet that may have wandered into an adjoining neighborhood.
• To rally neighbors from multiple neighborhoods to address civic issues.
• To spread the word about events like a local theatre production or neighborhood garage sale.
• To ask for advice or recommendations from the widest range of people in your community.

Please note: Self-promotional messages are inappropriate and may result in member suspension. The most important thing is to be sure that your post is truly relevant and useful to your nearby neighbors.

Really, consider signing up your neighborhood.