Posts Tagged ‘crozet’

The July Fourth Holiday was spectacular!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Thanks to everyone for three great parades. We had a great group of people walking with us at each location and community members were out in droves. We were in Crozet on July 2, Free Union on July 3, and Earlysville on July 4. Each parade is quite different and each was spectacular in its own way; so much fun for all. Pictures below:


Three Parades in the White Hall District

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Take a step back in time and celebrate our nation’s birthday.

Walk, ride or watch. All are welcome.

  • Crozet – Saturday, July 2 – Parade at 4 pm — Meet at 3–3:15 p.m. at the Crozet Elementary School (Tim Kaine will be walking in Crozet as well!)
  • Free Union – Sunday, July 3 – Parade at 4 pm — Meet at 3:15-3:30 p.m. at Church of the Brethren on Route 601.  Please do not throw candy in this parade.
  • Earlysville – Monday, July 4 – Parade at 1 pm — Meet at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of Earlysville Forest Road and Earlysville Road (parking at Earlysville Green)

July 1 Swing Dance

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Dance the Night away and raise funds for the Dome over the Pool at Crozet Park! Join us on July 1 to kick off Independence Day weekend.  Click here for the Flyer.

Claudius Crozet Park
Free swing dance lesson at 7 pm, music and dancing from 7:30 to 10 pm
$20 each or $35 couple
Cash bar and raffles throughout the evening.

community building-one swing step at a time

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Congratulations to the community groups and citizens of Crozet who turned out for the Salute to Swing fundraiser dance for Crozet Fire and Western Rescue on February 5.  The community groups, notably the Lions,  Ruritans, and Community Association, sought ways to work together on projects such as the July4th parade and support their Emergency Service agencies. Their work raised over $2100 cash for the two agencies, plus more in donated expenses.

A large contingent of Boy Scouts from Troup 74 set up tables and chairs. Community members provided refreshments of baked goods and snacks. Brenda Plantz and Parkway Pharmacy installed lovely table decorations and balloons. A wide array of popular raffle items and informal talks by Chief Gentry of the Fire Co and President Bill Wood of WARS spiced up the evening. The breakdown crew had everything to rights by midnight.

By far the highlights were the sensational music of the 17 piece band and the free swing dance lesson from 7-8. A free swing dance lesson with Mike Herring and Melissa Pancurak of  Swing Cville taught everyone several swing steps and stayed for the evening, providing encouragement to dancers and several demonstrations. Members of the band were inspired to one of their best performances by the wild applause and constant dancing.

From 3 to 93, all ages enjoyed the music and the dancing. The community groups put an event together, where each group or person chose their role and stepped up to fulfill it. The result is terrific. Everyone is looking forward to next year.

What’s up with the Crozet library site?

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

After twelve months of meetings and conversations to get the Crozet library design development process restarted, I am happy to report that it is happening. The building was pulled from the CIP or Capital Improvement Program a year ago, and at that point the final phase of design was halted by the Board of Supervisors. In order to learn a bona fide cost to build the library, final plans are needed.

The architect, Melanie Hennigan of Grimm and Parker, has met several times with county staff, me, and recently with members of the Architectural Review Board (ARB). These meetings have focused on complying with the ARB guidelines for buildings in the County’s entrance corridors. Work is ongoing.

The site plan for the parking lot is also moving through the process of zoning, planning, and ARB review. Originally the parking lot was proposed to the east of the building, thus the library would screen the lot from Crozet Ave. The extent of landscaping for a short (hopefully) time is one of the topics under discussion.

I believe that the library is essential to the private growth and redevelopment of downtown Crozet. The library will be a signal to landowners and to bankers that downtown is the core of the Crozet growth area, not just the old part that is to be left behind as growth occurs on Rt. 250.