Fore Kids Golf Tournament

What: Fore Kids Golf Tournament

When: Thursday, Sept. 21. Shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Cost: $320/team of four. Boxed lunches will be provided.

How to signup: Form a team of four and signup by clicking on the green Fore Kids Golf Tournament button on or contact Will Merritt ([email protected]).

The Fore Kids Golf Tournament is open to all golfers and is hosted by VDOT’s Culpeper District Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign  (CVC) Committee, which is a voluntary charitable giving program for state employees that raises funds for numerous nonprofit health and humanitarian organizations throughout the state of Virginia.

This tournament will benefit Piedmont CASA, which provides and supports trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. Last year, they served 294 boys and girls – more than ever before. Research shows that children with CASA Volunteers spend less time in court, less time in foster homes, obtain more medical care, do better in school, and find safe and permanent homes faster – all keys to breaking the debilitating cycle of abuse and neglect. No other organization performs this service and they do not charge fees.


Old Trail was Rezoned Nearly 10 Years Ago

Hard to believe that nearly 10 years ago, Old Trail was rezoned (that was the 2nd post on RealCrozetVA!).

A few thoughts:

  • It’s a shame that the Daily Progress’ archives are no longer available — note the broken links in my story.
    • I’m glad I quoted a reasonable part of their story.
  • Reading the BoS Executive Summary from that meeting, I’m hard-pressed to see how anyone ever thought that Old Trail was going to be more of a retirement community, as I’ve heard many people say over the years as a means by which to excuse not planning better. 
  • Harder to belive that it’s been nearly 10 years since the rezoning!

The story remains the same. This could have been written today:

Most of the frustration, though, has been directed at the county for not funding long-term improvements outlined in Crozet’s master plan, such as parking, better roads and sidewalks.

That said:

The Next Phase of Old Trail Begins

If you haven’t driven through Old Trail recently, you might be surprised.



Update from Dave Brockman at Old Trail:

Thanks for reaching out to me. The activity has certainly created a lot of excitement.  What I can share is that the work being conducted to the west is primarily to support our new residential lot sales, which required a significant amount of earthwork. However, we continue to have very meaningful dialog with several interested commercial development partners and felt confident enough to use this opportunity to start making preparation for further expansion along Old Trail Drive. Old Trail’s success of the last few years has given us the ability to be more efficient in our work towards the future.

If you’re curious, these are the homes that are for sale right now in Old Trail.


Brunch with Santa at Restoration

Enjoy Sunday Brunch with Santa!
The big guy will be taking Sunday off from the North Pole to enjoy visiting, and taking pictures with children here at Restoration Hall! Jennifer Carroll Photography will be on site to take your family photos!

There will be two sessions available. Session 1 will be from 9am-11am. Session 2 will be from 12:30-2:30. Tickets must be purchased at Restoration restaurant, in advance. $20 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and under.

A brunch buffet will be served. Plan to enjoy a Waffle Station, Hot Cocoa Bar, and other fun surprises. We will also be serving eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, corned beef hash, fresh fruit, potato hash and a coffee and juice station will be available.

More details to follow!

Old Trail Fall Festival

Fall Festival with many free activities for the whole family and food and beverages for sale by local vendors.

Boys and Girls Challenge – 14 September 2014

You can donate here.

“Join us for the 9th annual Boys & Girls Club Cycling Challenge on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Crozet, Virginia. After an amazing ride last year with a record number of cyclists, and the perfect venue and after-party at Old Trail Village Swim Club, the 2014 Cycling Challenge looks to be the best yet!

Register here.

Cycling Challenge Event Details:

Routes: 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles – fully supported with hundreds of volunteers on the routes and start/finish
Eight mile family ride
6:30am: Day of registration and check-in begins at Old Trail Swim Club
8:00am: Cycling Challenge Pre-ride announcements and ride starts!
10:00am: Family Ride Starts – 8 miles out & back to Chiles Peach Orchard
11:00am: After-Party festivities begin with catered lunch, beer, wine and live music!

Crozet Crabfest – 20 September 2014 at Restoration Restaurant

The Crozet Crabfest will take place Saturday, September 20th at Restoration Restaurant from 6-9pm. Tickets are $30 each and include all you can eat Blue Crabs and live music provided by Gina Sobel and the Mighty Fine. Tickets can be purchased at Restoration or at Crozet Running (Crozet Running can only accept cash or check). Any questions can be emailed to Kristin Ridge at [email protected] or Ginger Germani at [email protected].