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Turkey to table: Incoming Crozet farm looks to have free-range birds ready for market by Thanksgiving

A small poultry farm promising a return to the old way of doing things has found a home in Crozet. But while Kelly Turkeys USA makes plans to sell authentic tasting turkeys in time for Thanksgiving, some neighbors have expressed concerns about potential impacts to the community. “Kelly Bronze is an artisan, family business model, […]

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Rivanna Rowing Club marks 20th year

If you’re looking for a way to explore local waterways while getting a full-body workout, rowing is an option that can be done leisurely or competitively. The Rivanna Rowing Club, located on the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir, is a nonprofit organization that accepts beginners or experienced rowers for their season starting in May. “It’s hard […]

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Upgrades for Charlottesville airport underway

The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is celebrating its 60th anniversary with improvements to better accommodate passengers’ needs. The projects include modified passenger screening areas, family restrooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, travelers lounge and additional parking. “We want this facility to make a very good first impression on the community,” said Melinda Crawford, executive director of […]

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Outdoor ‘playscape’ wins Tom Tom crowd-funding event

Carolyn Schuyler is one step closer to opening Wildrock, a natural play space in Crozet for children and families to enjoy the outdoors. Schuyler, a social worker, took home the top prize during the fourth annual Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Crowdfunded Pitch Night, held Thursday at the Jefferson Theater. Winning the event means Schuyler will […]

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Initiative seeks to restore bird habitat in Albemarle

A new initiative is encouraging landowners to think twice before cutting down dead trees in rural open pastures. The natural nesting cavities in these trees turn out to be especially well-suited for one area bird. The nonprofit Virginia Society of Ornithology is promoting the American Kestrel Nest Box Project to create habitat for a bird […]

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Improved insurance rating to reduce costs for Albemarle homeowners

Changes at Albemarle’s fire and rescue stations are leading to lower insurance rates for county property owners, officials announced Wednesday. Albemarle obtained a Class 3 rating from the Insurance Services Office, or ISO, an independent New Jersey-based firm that provides insurance companies with information about a community’s fire protection program. The rating went into effect […]