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Letters to the editor
NOw OPeN uNtil 6:30 ON tuesdAYs concern about FSPcA contract
I am writing a letter to the editor to express my concern regarding the contract
Pick between Fluvanna County and Fluvanna SPCA. Almost every family has a pet and
Your Own they are like family. I have been volunteering at FSPCA since I moved to Virginia.
I’ve seen many managers, board of directors, directors who came and went and the
struggle to manage this facility.
Now they can call it a no-kill shelter. I am extremely proud. It was my under-
Stop by on the
standing that under this contract, the county would keep bringing animals to the
way to the Bring the
Farmer’s Market whole family
My concern is if the two parties cannot reach an agreement, favorable to all, the
Apples, Peaches, “Like us” on animals, the shelter, and the county, it will be very bad for the animals. As repre-
tomatoes, Plus Facebook sentatives of the people of Fluvanna County, you should consider how bad it will
Other Fresh Vegetables, On Rt. 53, 2.8 miles be having to send these lovely animals to others counties or to build your own
Apple Butter, Jelly and Jams West of Rt. 15 in Palmyra pound.
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Please, agree with the FSPCA proposal and be proud to have a no-kill shelter.
On my way to Sunday Brunch at the Ashlawn Grill this past Sunday, I had the un-
fortunate experience of seeing, for the first time, the pile of scrap lumber entitled
“Miniature Golf.” For those of you who haven’t seen this eye-sore, if you must, see
it at the basketball courts directly opposite the Lake Monticello Owners’ Associa-
tion club house.
I can’t help wondering whose idea it was to approve this scheme. It certainly
can’t be the Beautiful Corp., they are too professional. You will notice that the op-
erator of this monstrosity didn’t bother to paint the siding of the so-called “driving
range”. It still has the unpainted dry-lumber look which really adds class to this
Could the profit picture to LMOA be strong motivation to approve this plan for a
Providing Full Service Veterinary Care for Cats and Dogs! Mini-Golf link plus it’s location.
I hope this plan doesn’t portend a trend for the future. We may end up with the
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Fluvanna news briefs
Earthquake hits Fluvanna Collision on Lake Monticello Road sends five to hospital
An earthquake - being called the largest in Virginia in over a century – struck
Central Virginia, including Fluvanna County, at about 2 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 9)
The quake shook the ground and buildings for at least 10 seconds. Witnesses
reported feeling the earthquake in Charlottesville and as far away as Farmville
and Richmond. One office work in Richmond said the quake knocked books
off her desk.
A small aftershock – a short rumble – was felt in parts of Fluvanna about an
hour after the main earthquake struck.
The earthquake was reported to be 5.8 on the Richter scale and was 3.7 miles
deep and was felt up much of the East Coast. The epicenter was reported to abe
about eight miles from the town of Mineral in Louisa County. Dominion Virginia
Power said it manually shut down its two nuclear units and no damage was
apparent, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
No injuries or major damage was reported in Fluvanna as of late Tuesday
afternoon. Fluvanna County Public Schools said on its website that “all students
and staff are safe after this afternoon’s earthquake and aftershocks. No injuries
or major damages have been reported at this time. If you experienced any
difficulties getting through to our schools, we apologize for any problems you
may have had. As always, the safety of our students and staff remains our utmost
concern.” After-school activities were canceled Tuesday. Authorities said that
school buildings would be inspected for damage.
The next highest earthquake was a magnitude 5.8 which struck on June 6, A two-vehicle collision at Lake Monticello Road (Rt. 618) and Chippewa Lane
1897 in Giles County. – Carlos Santos Sunday afternoon (Aug. 21) sent five people the hospital.wreck
Three ambulances were dispatched to a Charlottesville hospital to carry the
Severe storm topples tree onto Lake Monticello house injured for treatment. The accident, which involved a sedan and a mini-van,
A severe lightning happened around 5:45 p.m. More details to come. - David Stemple
storm that struck
Fluvanna County Woman will continue probation on animal cruelty charges
Sunday (Aug. 21) lit the The case of the Bremo Bluff woman who was charged with violating the
skies as its high winds terms of her probation for her conviction of multiple counts of animal neglect
and rain knocked down and animal cruelty has been resolved.
trees and branches. On Aug. 11, Fluvanna County Circuit Judge John G. Berry permitted Jennifer
On tree fell onto a Brooks to continue the sentence of probation imposed on April 14. Brooks’
house in the 500 block attorney David L. Heilberg submitted a report from Dr. Jeffry Fracher, a forensic
of Jefferson Drive in Lake psychologist and testimony from three people including Brooks.
Monticello, striking its Brooks advised Judge Berry that she now fully understood the terms of
roof. Lightning was also her original sentence and never intentionally violated its terms. In addition
reported to have struck a to continuing the one year period of probation Brooks will be required to
house on Spoon Terrace undergo counseling, may not possess any companion animal and in addition
in Lake Monticello but to making restitution, may not contact current caretakers of the animals she
firefighters instead relinquished.
found that a tree in front Brooks was originally convicted of four counts of failing to provide adequate
of the house had been care for a companion animal and one count of cruelty to animals. After the
hit. One witness said convictions, Brooks was permitted to retain possession of three specific
the powerful storm was a “bad one. You could see lightning every five seconds.” animals. The alleged probation violation was discovered when animal control
– David Stemple officers discovered that an additional dog was living on the premises. Brooks
maintained that the dog belonged to another person living at the premises
Bottle bomb turns out to be fake which was the case. The matter will be reviewed by the court in October to
A Lake Monticello, Cherokee neighborhood resident found what he thought
determine compliance with the terms of probation. – Joe Ronan
to be a bottle bomb in his mailbox on Friday (Aug. 12.)
“I found the one today in the lower mailbox, the one for papers,” said the
resident. “It was about 1/3 full of a clear liquid and had balls of tin foil floating in 9/11 Memorial to be dedicated on Sept. 11
it,” said the man, who wished to remain anonymous. “If you find something like Fluvanna’s Community 9/11 memorial is nearing completion.
this, call 911 and let the police and fire departments handle it. This may have Members of the Lake Monticello Fire and Rescue have been working for the
just been an isolated prank, or it may be the start of a string of them.” past month to erect the memorial honoring the firefighters, police officers,
A bottle bomb is usually a two-liter plastic bottle filled with bleach and balls emergency medical technicians and civilians who were killed on September 11,
of tin foil. When disturbed, a chemical reaction can occur, causing the bottle to 2001 at the Twin Towers complex in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
explode. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The resident said he called 911 and the fire department tried to “disturb They will also be honoring two members of Lake Monticello Fire and Rescue
the bottle” enough to detonate it. The bottle was not a bomb and the resident who were killed in 1989 while in the performance of their duty.
believes there was probably just dish soap inside. A five-foot piece of steel taken from the World Trade Center complex was
Lake Monticello Chief of Police Thomas Boisvert did not return a phone call acquired from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - the owners of
seeking comment. – Kristin Sancken the World Trade Center site - and will be the centerpiece of the memorial which
will also include several granite monuments. Donations and contributions for
Algae warning issued for Tufton Lake materials and services have been received from several area businesses and
Watch out for that algae – maybe. According to the Lake Monticello Owners’ organizations which are helping to defray the costs of the memorial. Monetary
Association website, on Saturday (Aug. 20) an algae bloom was found in Tufton donations are still needed to help make this Community 9/11 Memorial a reality.
Lake that has raised some concerns. Donations can be made to the Lake Monticello Fire Department and Rescue
A sample of the algae is being evaluated to determine if it could be harmful. Squad Inc., 9/11 memorial.
There is no swimming at Tufton Lake and officials are advising pet owners to The memorial will be dedicated on Sunday, September 11 with a ceremony
prevent their animals from using the lake as well. Fishermen should not to eat beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Fire and Rescue Building, 10 Slice Road, Palmyra.
their catch from Tufton until confirmation that the algae is not harmful.
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Sheridan, Rittenhouse vie for Commissioner seat
By CaRlos santos
Mel Sheridan said Wednesday (Aug. 17) that he will
run for re-election to the office of Commissioner of the
Revenue for Fluvanna County.
“I have been very privileged to work for the citizens
of Fluvanna County over the last eight years as their
commissioner. I have the support of an excellent staff
and together, we have introduced and streamlined
several programs that have provided many additional
services for the citizens of Fluvanna County,” he said in Mel sheridan Deborah Rittenhouse
an email to the Fluvanna Review.
Deborah Rittenhouse, who lives in Fluvanna County’s
chairman. He is a retired Army colonel, and a native of
Cunningham District, said in an email to the Fluvanna
Fluvanna County. He and his wife Donna, who taught
Review that she has also decided to run for the
school in Fluvanna for 17 years, reside in Kents Store.
Commissioner of Revenue seat in Fluvanna County. She
Mel also serves as a volunteer with the Kents Store Fire
said she will run as an Independent.
Department and the Kents Store Rescue Squad.
Sheridan cited some of his accomplishments to
Rittenhouse, 52, is a Fluvanna native. She and her
include “the enhancement of a GIS county mapping email@example.com
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property and land use programs; continued digitizing of
Rittenouse was on the Fluvanna County Planning
all land record archives, and the aggressive management
Commission for almost 10 years and chairman for the
of the VAMAnet land records database that is also
last three years. “My background and experience in the
maintained on line.
workings of the county, land use, and the accounting
Before serving as commissioner, Sheridan served on
field make me the ideal candidate,” she said.
the Fluvanna Board of Supervisors for 10 years, three as
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nnA bAnd s cene?
so... Nikki Chamb
By Ruthann CaRR and booking live how to play an instrument has could put them to music. That’s why
music for the Scottsville Farmers caused them all to try something Melissa is learning the keyboard.
Market each Saturday. new at a time most teenagers Fifteen-year-old Corey Allen has
When Chambliss lived in Fluvanna, want desperately to feel adept at been writing songs since he was 10.
Is there a band scene in Fluvanna
she often ate at the Dogwood, never something. He uses music software to put his
County? Well, yes. Dig deep
knowing there was a stage on the Reasons for this are varied. words to music. His goal is to be a
enough and you can find Fluvanna-
other side of the restaurant. About “I got a guitar for my birthday.” music producer. He’s taking keyboard
connected bands such as Borderline,
Fluvanna’s music scene? “I always wanted to play but never in Scruggs’ class to help that dream
Julius Hangman and Zen Daddy.
“I didn’t know there was one,” did until a friend got me interested.” come true.
But mostly, bands come from
Chambliss said. “In Charlottesville “I wanted to learn when I was in So yes, there is a nascent band
outside the county to play at the
it’s a whole other ball game. But it is 9th grade and thought I was too old. scene at the high school.
Dogwood restaurant – about the
much harder to break into.” Then a guidance counselor told me But there are those who are already
only local venue for rip-roaring,
So maybe the problem is one of about this class.” in a band and often do it just for the
promotion? It doesn’t seem to be And they all have different goals. pure joy of it.
Being so close to a vibrant music
lack of interest. One wants to learn to read music. As Tom Donovan of Zen Daddy
hub such as Charlottesville is perhaps
Ask any musician and you’ll hear Another wants to learn the keyboard said, “I’ll never live long enough to
a double-edged sword. Live music is
that the love of music and desire to so she can play with her brothers get all the money back I’ve spent.
everywhere in the city. On any given
be in a band started in school. and mother who play guitars and But (playing in a band) is very
night music lovers can drive a few
One stop at Horace Scruggs’ drums. therapeutic. If I have a bad day and
miles and see big name acts as well
beginning keyboard and guitar class One even wants to become an I’m all stressed out, I can unwind
as those just starting.
at Fluvanna High School bears that organist so she can take her dad’s and let out all my frustration on the
Vocalist Nikki Chambless, moved
out. place as the church organist when guitar. And it’s fun - connecting with
to Central Virginia three years ago,
Teenagers work through scales he retires. the crowd.”
first living in Lake Monticello then
to the beat of a metronome and Melissa Ludwig, 16, is already in a Yes, there is a band scene in
moving with her husband and two
Scruggs’ snapping fingers. Most of band. Sort of. She and her sister and a Fluvanna – if you just look hard
children to Scottsville. She threw
the 25 students have never touched friend call themselves “Nothing Yet.” enough for it.
herself into her new town by running
an instrument. Yet a desire to learn They’ve written songs but no one
the music side of the Bateau Festival See Bands, page 10
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The Last Call Band will perform at the Dogwood Restaurant at
10 Centre Court, Palmyra on Friday, Aug. 26 at 10 p.m.
Borderline will perform at the Dogwood on
Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10 p.m.
Bands from page 8
Borderline Julius Hangman Willis plays bass and sings, is somewhat of a guitar prodigy. He
So named because they are Three of the four members hail from Woolford plays drums and Vegas started playing when his father gave
borderline country and borderline Lake Monticello – Eric Hendrickson, plays guitar. him a guitar when he was 3. “Within
rock, said Karl and Renee Sprouse singer, guitar, melodica; Daniel When Willis first started, he quit a week, I was playing “Let it Be” by
who live in Lake Monticello. She’s McCarthy, guitar, singer; and Garret his job and moved in with his cous- the Beatles,” he said. “I’ve even got a
the lead vocalist and he plays guitar, Barfield, bass, singer. Only drummer in to write songs. While there, they video of it, which is good, because I
harmonica and sings. They are Eric Smith lives just outside Fluvanna grew organic produce and sold it at barely remember it.” Steeltone plays
joined by Mike Coleman, singer, area farmers markets. When it was rock, alternative and original music.
in Scottsville. They describe their
electric guitar and keyboard; Quinter time to come up with a band name, After hearing Nikki Chambless of
music as traditional folk/americana
Garrison, singer and drums; and Seedz seemed appropriate, he said. Scottsville sing, Misner thought she
Pat Batten, bass and backup vocals. with hard rock, blues and jazz
influences. While Barfield and Seedz describes its style as “extreme had an “amazing voice” and asked
Together they play traditional and
Hendrickson are largely self-taught alternative southern metal.” her to open for the band, which she
new country, old rock and roll and
musicians, Smith studied music at They began with covers of favorites does often. Chambless, who said her
a little bit of blues, Renee Sprouse
said. James Madison and Shenandoah and now play mostly original music. voice has been compared to Natalie
They’ve been playing together for universities and McCarthy went to More information can be found at Merchant’s, sings and plays guitar.
nine years. They play locally at the James Madison University as an their website at http://theseedz.com. Her sets includes country, some
Moose Lodge and the Dogwood; also undergraduate and did graduate The Seedz next pubic show will be pop and oldies such as Gerswhin’s
private events. work in music at Appalachian State. at The Horseshoe Bend Brewhaus in “Summertime.” You can hear
They can be found on Facebook. Scottsville Aug. 26 Chambless and Steeltone at the
Zen Daddy Dogwood on Sept. 30. Chambless
Tom Donovan, guitar/sings; John Grndin’ Gears Southern Crossroads is on Facebook and you can find
Vaughan, guitar; Mike Galvez, Together since 2006, and named This country and southern rock Steeltone at www.reverbnation.com/
drummer; Adrean Felts, lead vocals; because they play “high-energy group has been together for six steeltone.
Jerry Vaughan, bass; Steve Boggs, rock,” this band out of Gordonsville years, said Jason Serrett, bass player,
sound have been together since 2005. also plays at the Dogwood. The band manager and sound man. Mike The Last Call Band
They play rock and roll covers. “We try of friends loves creating music and Lanford sings lead; James Serrett You can probably figure out how
to keep it danceable,” said Donovan, the high they get from playing in front plays lead guitar; Frankie Beverly, this band got its name. Marc Ellis
who played in a band while attending
of people, said guitar player Danny drums; Steve Fretwell; rhythm said they didn’t have a name when
Fluvanna High School. Donovan said
Carpenter. Rounding out the band is guitar. Jason Serrett they got their they played their first gig. Audience
he got back into playing after his kids
singer Brad Seay; lead guitarist Joe name because “we all came from members shouted out suggestions,
grew up. Playing mostly in clubs,
Ventura; bass player Larry Dunaway; different points and met at the until the bar owner shouted “last
the band has also played Rhythm on
drummer James Powers and sound crossroads.” Visit their website at call,” and the rest is history. Ellis, a
the River and the Que and Cruise in
man John Skinner. The group has http://thesoutherncrossroadsband.com.
Louisa. They’ll be at the Dogwood Charlottesville firefighter sings lead
Sept. 23. You can find out more about some original music they plan on
and plays rhythm guitar, Eugene
recording. You can find Grndin’ Gears
them on Facebook.
Steeltone Offield plays lead guitar and peddle
They came up with their name This band from Ebony, Va. came steel guitar, Chuck Floyd plays bass
when their drummer thought a together when solo singer/guitarist and Tyrone Black, drums. Together
suggestion of Swamp Daddy, was Seedz Josh Misner kept being asked
Based in Scottsville and most often for three years, they play classic and
too ethnic. The bass player looked to form a band, he said. Misner
at an MP3 player Donovan owned by seen at 330 Valley Street restaurant modern country with a little rock and
added Sam Johnson on drums and roll. Learn more at http://www.last-
Creative Zen and said, “Why not Zen and bar, the band consists of Chad
Willis, Kris Woolford and Joey Vegas. Thomas Peterson on bass. Misner call-band.com.
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Fluvanna can be told without men- in a band for about a year, before de-
tioning Chris Daughtry. The 1998 ciding to form separate bands. They WiFi
Fluvanna County High School gradu- remained friends, however, because 10 Centre Court
ate became famous when he tried both bands continued to practice in South Boston Road (Rt. 600)
out for the fifth season of American Nesbit’s family’s garage. Near Lake Monticello Fire Dept.& CVS
Idol and made it all the way to fourth Nesbit left the area and when he
spot. His first album, “Daughtry” sold got back, Daughtry had met his wife-
more than a million copies five weeks to-be and moved to North Carolina
after its release making it the fastest where he was born.
selling debut rock album in history. Daughtry always had a good voice,
But like everyone, Daughtry had to Nesbit said, but he worked hard at it
start somewhere. and became the talent he is today.
Rob Nesbit sat next to Daughtry in “He figured out how to be a singer,
their high school math class Nesbit’s how to start writing music, how to
senior year. Nesbit just moved to Flu- create mood in the music,” he said.
vanna and it was his first year at the “He didn’t just learn how to be a sing-
er, but a writer then a composer. You
high school. Daughtry was a junior.
could feel it. There was a show aspect
Nesbit said their teacher offered ex-
to his singing. He was charismatic.
tra credit to anyone who came up
He was just always getting better.”
with something math related – like a
Nesbit and Daughtry remained
poem or something.
friends. Nesbit went to Daughtry’s
“I turned to Chris and said maybe
wedding and visited him in North
we could play a math song,” Nesbit
said. “I said I could play the guitar.” Daughtry had gained somewhat of
So the pair went to Daughtry’s a following in Charlottesville, Nesbit
house and wrote a song, which they said, but when he moved to North
performed for their math class. Carolina, he had to start all over
It was a hit. again.
“They asked us to perform it for “He had to start from scratch,” Nes-
other math classes,” Nesbit said. bit said. “In Charlottesville he had 30
Nesbit had been in bands before he people, then 60 then 100 come lis-
moved to Fluvanna and asked Daugh- ten to him play. In North Carolina, I
try if he’d like to form one with him. can remember being one of the only
“He was involved in the theatre people standing on the floor listening
group at the high school, but he was to him sing. But he always stuck with
still kind of shy,” Nesbit said. “I had to it and made the sacrifices he had to
kind of talk him into it. “ make.”
Nesbit said he taught Daughtry
how to play guitar. If we’ve missed anyone, please let us
“I taught him some chords and how know. Email Carlos@FluvannaReview.
to put songs together,” he said. com.
august 25, 2011 | Fluvanna Review | 11
Supervisors take sobering look at budget
Hairs To You! Mobile Hair Service
Sheriff’s Office By Ruthann CaRR in additional revenue, the county will
Weekly activity report Correspondent be underwater.
County Administrator Jay Scudder
Hair Care in the Convenience Aug. 14 – 20 Not much has changed. said some members of the public
of Your Own Home. suggested that the outlook may not
Investigations division The Fluvanna County Board of
Serving Lake Monticello & Vicinity 6 New Investigations Generated Supervisors spent Wednesday (Aug. be that bad, if you take into account a
Wet Personal Attention 17) afternoon and into the evening growing population and inflation.
within the Division
CUTS Affordale • Saves Time in a work session discussing the Another unknown is the amount
Types of Investigations
$22 Great for Non-Driver budget. of savings the county will realize by
Less Anxiety with Kids Cuts 1 Suspicious Fire
KIDS They also dug deeply into the becoming self-insured, Scudder said.
Late Hours Available 3 Possession of Marijuana
$15 Clean-up after ALL Services Robinson, Farmer and Cox fiscal, “It could save us 4 to 6 percent a
12 & (School) year,” he said.
Under 30+ years experience five-year outlook presented to them
2 Distribution Kenney, who has argued for the
Hours: Mon-Fri •9 a.m.-9 p.m. in March.
Call 2 Investigations Transferred from
And, nothing much has changed. county to set a “sustainable” tax rate,
Pat Tatum - 434-589-2210 Patrol Division still believes that has to be part of the
The debt service for the new
Types of Investigations high school looms large. State and answer.
2 Grand Larceny federal officials continue to pass laws “I believe there was a consensus
Your 0 Warrants/Arrests requiring local governments to do that there must be a three-pronged
Vision, 16 Follow-ups
10 General Investigations
things but don’t give them the money
to do it. They also cut revenues to
approach to the problem,” he said.
“Yes, we have to cut spending, and
our 5 School Resource Officers localities. And on top of all that, we will have to have some form of
expertise 1 Drug Investigations property values continue to fall. tax increase.”
Kenney said it makes sense to,
“I’d say we had a sober analysis
Residential & Commercial Licensed and Judicial affairs division of the budget,” said Shawn Kenney along with cuts and finding additional
New Construction insured Class A Civil Process forms of revenue, set a sustainable
Additions/Renovations contractor (Columbia.)
Decks/Sunrooms with 20 years 66 Papers Received Several members of the public sat tax rate – for example 75 cents for
Porches/Gazebos experience to 584 Papers Served in on the work session, including three years. That much may not be
Maintenance/Repairs meet all your 84 Jury Summons Served needed in the first year, but collected
many of those involved with the
Handyman Services needs. 500 Other Served Fluvanna Taxpayers Association. over the three years, could forestall
No job too big or small Court Security In the end, if the board doesn’t find a rate of $1.20 five years from now
www.peconllc.com 4 Court Days some way to either cut $2.2 million predicted by Robinson, Farmer and
804-457-2227 5 Prisoner Transports out of the budget or raise $2.2 million Cox’s analysis.
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Man gets jail for DUI and eluding police
E W THOMAS INC
4 Summons Issued
1 Traffic Crash
By Joe Ronan postponements of sentencing. The
SUPERMARKET 4 Criminal Warrant Service Correspondent appeal was unsuccessful.
13027 James Madison Hwy. Attempts Judge Berry imposed a 90 day
in Palmyra at Rt. 15 & Rt. 53
7 Arrests Made - 0 Felony / A Charlottesville man was incarceration which is the mandatory
Open Mon. - Sat. 6:30 am - 7 pm 7 Misdemeanor sentenced Aug. 12 in Fluvanna minimum sentence for the driving
County Circuit Court to an active while intoxicated offense in Fluvanna.
Friday Tailgating 0 Mental Health Cases
13 Civil Paper Service Attempts one year jail sentence on convictions He also ordered Dodge to serve an
Made Easy! or Away
- 11 Served for a third driving while intoxicated active nine month sentence for the
2 Case Follow-ups Completed offense, a felony and for failing to eluding charge. In addition to two
Bring in Ad and 8 Reports Taken
pull over when directed by a state years of supervised probation and
Receive $2.00 OFF Types of Incidents
trooper. five years of good behavior, he must
abstain from alcoholic beverages. At
Peter Gardner Dodge was operating
Tailgate Dinners or Sub Platters 1 FR-300 Crash Report
a motor vehicle in an erratic manner the sentencing hearing, Judge Berry
Coupon good every Fluvanna football game: 1 Disorderly Conduct
Varsity & J.V. this season from 3:00pm-6:30pm on Rt. 15 in Fluvanna County on the heard testimony from the probation
1 Suspicious Circumstances morning of January 28, 2008. When officer and the defendant. Dodge
Call Ahead and We’ll have 3 Domestic Disturbance has complied with all terms of his
Your Meal Waiting for You. a Virginia State trooper ordered him
1 Larceny to pull over Dodge continued driving pre-sentencing probation, including
Family Fried Chicken 1 Violate a Protective Order and struck a motor vehicle with four abstaining from alcohol.
Dinner $14.95 occupants, causing personal injuries. Judge Berry ruled that Dodge
Communications division Dodge entered a guilty plea to was eligible for home electronic
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Information Not Available driving while intoxicated and felony incarceration which would enable
Pork Barbecue Dinner eluding on October 10, 2008. At the Dodge to continue to run his
$14.95 Services division sentencing hearing Gravin W. Craig, consulting business which employs
Rolls, Potato Wedges & Cole Slaw 0 New Items Taken into Evidence the attorney representing Dodge, 95 people. It was claimed that the
Fluco Sub Platter for advised Fluvanna County Circuit Judge absence of Dodge from the business
The statistical information provided in this John G. Berry that an appeal had been could jeopardize the business, causing
Six $24.95 document reflects a variety of calls for ser-
Baked Ham, Roast Turkey & Roast filed by Dodge seeking to overturn the loss of 95 jobs. The department
Beef. On Freshly Baked Subs with vice between the Sheriff’s Office, other agen-
Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & an Albemarle County conviction of corrections will decide the home
cies in Fluvanna County and the general pub-
Condiments. for driving while intoxicated. electronic incarceration issue after
lic. Due to the various ways data is compiled
for statistical analysis, this document will Because a successful appeal of the Dodge serves the 90 day sentence
VIRGINIA prior conviction would change the on the driving while intoxicated
LOTTERY not reflect the specific data for every call for
M-F 9 am-12 pm; 1-5 pm service. severity of the Fluvanna county conviction.
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Play H Sat. 9 am-12 pm offense, Judge Berry granted multiple
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Fluvanna, Louisa get $100,000 grant for schoolkids CountrySide
ContRiButed aRtiCle vide educational resources and mate-
rials to parents, and to increase public
Tracy White, Virginia Cooperative
Extension agent and co-chair of the
Smart Beginnings Fluvanna Louisa, awareness about the importance of Smart Beginnings Fluvanna Louisa Home & Marine
an initiative launched in 2009 to en- school readiness. initiative, added, “The Smart Begin-
hance school readiness among the “We are working closely with the nings grant from the VECF will provide
area’s youngest citizens, has received a Fluvanna and Louisa county school a great boost for children to succeed
$100,000 grant from the Virginia Early systems, along with Jefferson Area in school. Our partnership with the
Childhood Foundation (VECF). CHIP, Head Start, social services agen- Chamber of Commerce, schools and
This represents the second phase of cies and child care centers to help fam- others will give us a tremendous op-
funding for the Smart Beginnings ini- ilies improve school readiness skills for portunity to support young children
tiative, following the startup phase to their children,” said Booker. “We are and their families in Louisa County.”
conduct a community needs assess- also developing new partnerships in Miriam Rushfinn, program officer for Carroll Morse
ment, to establish a leadership coun- order to identify young children who the Virginia Early Childhood Founda- 434-589-4106
cil and to create a long-range strategic would benefit from extra help in their tion, praised Smart Beginnings Fluvan- .O.
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as Jefferson Area serves as fiscal agent “The VECF grant is vital for our re- invest in early childhood development
gion and for Smart Beginnings Flu- efforts that will benefit both counties.
to manage the grant.
The new grant, which extends from
vanna Louisa,” said Chris Fairchild,
CEO of National Filter Service, as well
“Providing our youngest citizens with
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as a member of the Fluvanna County
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Board of Supervisors and the leader- dation for a smarter workforce and
isa to implement the Ages and Stages
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School lunches: It’s a long road from pizza to broccoli
By KRistin sancKen 2010, this fall, the federal reimburse-
Correspondent ment rate for school lunches will go
up six cents if school districts can
Last school year, on a Lake Mon- prove that their lunches meet new
ticello parents’ online messaging nutrition criteria established by the
board, e-mails flew discussing the Secretary of Agriculture and the
quality of Fluvanna school lunches. United States Department of Agricul-
No one was pleased. ture (USDA). But despite parents and
“I don’t care for the school menu federal lawmakers speaking out, the
at all, that is why my son packs his road to improvement for Fluvanna
lunch every day,” said Fluvanna schools will not be easy.
County schools parent Stephanie “[We’re] trying to provide more
Rhoades in an online message. “I do fresh and healthy options on the tray
often wish there was a healthy alter- lunch that may have been in the past
native for my son that wasn’t chalked just on the a la carte lines,” said Tom
full of preservatives but I am too at Patrick, director of operations for
a loss. If you could come up with a Fluvanna county schools.
solution for that I’m all ears – and “The Department of Education and
hands.” the USDA have changed the way we
do things all together,” said Robin
Fresh fruits? Russell, Fluvanna high school caf-
It seems that Rhoades and par- eteria manager. “The big thing we’re
ents like her are right. Arriving at focusing on is portion control and
the Fluvanna high school cafeteria healthier recipes. We just have to see
about 30 minutes before lunch, out what our students are going to like
and available for students to buy are to see what we incorporate into our
potato chips, Rice Krispie Treats, pea- lunches.”
nut butter and jelly sandwiches, ce-
real, milk, juice and muffins. Except No more 2%
for the jar of pickles on the counter, A concrete change that happened
noticeably absent are fresh fruits and even within the first few days of the
vegetables. new school year is that no two-per-
But Fluvanna schools will soon cent milk is available anymore for
be changing its tune. Thanks to the students to drink, only skim and one-
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of percent. Also, chef salads and yogurt
plates will be available, as well as how food service as a department
more meals that offer a protein, grain within Fluvanna schools is already
and fruit or vegetable combined in struggling to stay afloat. Right now,
one entrée. Some school lunch fa- to stay in the black they pool their
vorites, like taco salad, will stay the resources with the extended day pro-
same except for their proportions. gram. Thus, parents who are paying
“We used to have taco salads and to have their kids stay in childcare
students could load up their little after school are actually keeping the
boat with all the meat, cheese and school cafeterias alive.
chips that they wanted, but those It’s estimated that reimbursement
portions will now be measured out,” rates would have to go up by an addi-
said Russell. tional 18 cents, not just the six cents
Part of the problem schools across the USDA is offering, in order to ac-
the country are facing with providing tually meet the price of these new,
healthier lunches is that the lunches healthier meals.
have to be affordable. Currently, a Grants like the USDA’s Fresh Fruit
Fluvanna County public school hot and Vegetable Program (FFVP) help
lunch costs $2.30. Where else can provide underprivileged school dis-
you find a hot lunch for under $3? tricts with money to pay for produce.
The United States Department of But unfortunately, Fluvanna doesn’t
Agriculture reimburses school dis- qualify for these grants because they
tricts $2.68 for each free meal served, can only be given to schools with
$2.28 for each reduced price meal more than 50% of students on free
served (students pay no more than and reduced lunch. Other programs,
40 cents), and 25 cents for each full like Farm to School – which benefit
priced lunch served. That amount not only school lunch quality but
per student pays for labor, equip- also the local economy by buying
ment repairs, and food. produce directly from local farmers
– require more funds and time on the
Staying afloat part of the food service director.
At the last Fluvanna County School “With Farm to School it starts with
Board meeting discussing budget a food service director or sometimes
Photos by Kristin sancken struggles, the board talked about it starts more with parents express-
ing interest and contacting the food
14 | Fluvanna Review | august 25, 2011
services director,” said Andrea Early, we need to serve to maintain our Fluvanna County elementary schools’ breakfast menu
School Nutrition Program Director for participation levels. We’re participa- August 2011
Virginia’s Farms to Schools initiative. tion driven. So we try to change little
“While it can be cheaper to buy the things, like a whole-wheat crust with
raw products, you need more people a low-fat cheese. But if you change
because it takes so much more time to it too much, and they’re not buying
do it that way. Labor costs a lot more lunch, then that has a negative finan-
than buying the food premade. With cial impact and then we can’t make
a budget that we have, that can be a things better.”
challenge. Doing everything from While this year the focus will be on
scratch at this point with the amount portion control and integrating fruits
of money and staff we have would be and vegetables, Russell says that next
pretty challenging. But we’re trying year there may be a push from the
to integrate little by little.” Department of Education for lower
While school directs like Harrison- sodium content and getting snack
burg are able to get up to 10% of their machines out of schools. And since
food from local sources, Fluvanna salt is the cheapest preservative, they
Schools have yet to make any local might be able to address some of the
food connections. concerns of parents like Rhoades in
coming years. Russell anticipates
Fresh produce coming that each subsequent year will fo-
“We’re going to take a look at some cus on another aspect of nutrition
local folks for some fresh produce in – slowly getting school lunches to
season, particularly fruits if we can,” where they need to be.
said Patrick. “It’s so hard to turn [school lunch-
Then there is always the problem es] around. It’s like driving a big Fluvanna County elementary schools’ lunch menu
of buy-in. After all, anyone who has yacht. You can’t turn it around on a August 2011
children knows the struggles of try- dime,” said Early. “You have to turn
ing to get them to eat something that it around slowly, and incrementally
isn’t beige in color. Cheese pizza and make changes to make school lunch-
chicken nuggets? Sure. Salad and es better.”
broccoli? Not so much.
“Unfortunately, you have a custom-
er base that has been geared to like A link to school menus
that kind of food,” said Early. “A lot of will soon be available on
our students are coming to us eating FluvannaReview.com
chicken nuggets and pizza – things
Fluvanna County middle and high schools’ lunch menu
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Lake Monticello Fire & Rescue Art club leaders exhibit in Fork Union
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Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
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Here is your ad proof. Please let me know Page gifford and deborah nixon display their art. Photo by windy Payne.
if you want changes or not. (591-1000).
By Page H. giFFoRd Nixon had a similar feeling.
Thanks! Correspondent Observers were floored by the
Fluvanna Review 08-25-11 Issue amount of work she produced.
Showing through September “I literally had to clean out my
Advertisements designed by the Fluvanna Review may not be are two artists who have not had house,” said Nixon smiling. Her
reproduced without permission by the Fluvanna Review an exhibit at Fork Union but have work ranges from her bold colorful
participated in the spring show and impressionistic paintings to abstracts.
the juried show held in November. The abstracts of lighthouses and
Deborah Nixon, who has won ribbons sailboats were bold and graphic with
for her work in past juried shows, has clean, simple lines. These were a new
the bulk of the work that lines the exploration for Nixon who prefers
walls of the Fork Union Community the freeing looseness of oil or acrylic
Center. Sharing the lime light, is this on a canvas, sweeps of bold color
writer with a first ever exhibit with a depicting a boat in tumultuous seas
few pieces. or still life with a chair by the window.
Nixon was excited regarding the It was her flowers in vases that were
turn-out on Saturday (August 13) the most appealing especially to two
for the bi-monthly reception. This
gives supporters and art lovers and
Like all artists there should be an
opportunity to discuss the work with
underlying feeling, usually conveyed
the artists. Many artists like to talk
by the brush strokes themselves and
about the journey they have taken
and get valuable feedback from not always easy to achieve. Nixon’s
observers. sweeping technique gives her
For this writer, there were not paintings a warm feeling of solitude.
many paintings since art takes time Every observer has a different eye
and patience. But there were a couple view and opinion about an artist and
of theatrical costume sketches, a few that is what makes it appealing to the
pen and inks and watercolors. It was artist, challenging them and helping
a valuable experience. them to grow.
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Ask the Nature Lady A Dog LoveR’s DReAm
A look at the wildlife of Central Virginia
By MaRlene a. Condon
One September day I stepped out
my kitchen door onto the carport and
noticed a daddy longlegs standing
over a Giant Hornet (also known as a 3800 Richmond Road
European Hornet). A Giant Hornet is Bright & cozy Cape Cod on
typically about 1¼ inches long and a private 4 acre lot. First
much more massive than a daddy floor master bedroom with
longlegs, so I didn’t think the smaller attached bath and whirlpool
daddy longlegs could have managed tub. Bright sunroom over-
to subdue the larger insect. I figured looking a large rear deck. Full
that “daddy” must have found the finished walkout basement.
hornet after it had died on the car- Over an acre fenced yard with
port. mature trees and landscap-
However, I was surprised that an ing. Spacious 18’ x 25’ kennel/
arachnid would eat a dead animal, workshop with utilities and
because arachnids (spiders, mites fenced dog run. Short drive to
and ticks, scorpions, and daddy long- shopping at Zion Cross Roads
legs) are carnivorous and usually kill and within 15 minutes of
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A daddy longlegs is a relative of spi-
ders, but its head, thorax (the middle
the day the author noticed this daddy longlegs feeding on a dead
part of the body to which the legs are Land Company
european hornet was the day she discovered this arachnid is as reaLtors
attached), and abdomen (the third much a scavenger as a predator. Photo by Marlene a. Condon.
section of the body in which most Call Harold Payne
body functions occur) are fused into Brown Daddy Longlegs can be In northern Europe daddy longlegs 434-981-0071
a single structure. A spider’s body,
found practically anywhere on land. were quite numerous around harvest
on the other hand, normally consists
They become more noticeable as time so people in England were call-
of two body parts. Additionally, spi-
summer progresses because they be- ing them “harvest spiders” or “har-
ders have eight eyes; daddy longlegs
have only two.
come larger—and thus more visible vestmen” by the early 19th century. If you see news
Daddy longlegs are also different
to human eyes—as they age.
When I first became aware of these
The English also referred to them as
“father longlegs”, but that name was
happening, contact us
from spiders in that they are om-
arachnids as a child, I always heard given to crane flies as well (crane flies
nivorous. They do, indeed, eat dead
animals (such as the Giant Hornet) them called daddy longlegs. But resemble over-sized mosquitoes). In
as well as live ones, and even fungus these interesting animals are often America this designation evolved
and plant material. referred to as “harvestmen” so that into “daddy longlegs”, or in the West,
There are more than 200 species may be the name you know them
“granddaddy longlegs”. 434-207-0224 or
of daddy longlegs in North America, firstname.lastname@example.org
but the one we see most commonly
in our area is the Brown Daddy Long- Naturalist Marlene A. Condon is the author/photographer of The Nature-friendly
or go to fluvannareview.com
legs. Its brown body is normally one Garden: Creating a Backyard Haven for Plants, Wildlife, and People (Stackpole Books and click contact
eighth to one quarter inch long and visit www.marlenecondon.com). If you’re curious about plants or animals, or if you
its very long legs make it quite easy are wondering how to garden in a nature-friendly manner, send a question to Ask-
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Meals on Wheels yard sale
Fluvanna Meals on Wheels will col-
lect items for a yard sale on Aug. 24
and 25 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
p.m. The yard sale will be held at the
Fork Union Community Center on Rt.
15 on Friday, Aug. 26 from 8:30 a.m.
- 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 27
from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 434-589-1685,
Five loaves two fish
Antioch Baptist Church will hold its
monthly Five Loaves Two Fish meal
and food distribution on Saturday,
Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 4422
Antioch Road. 434-286-6315.
Explore butterflies and moths
Nel Stofberg, Fluvanna nature-lover,
LM Pinks plan Spray Da 5k to benefit 9/11 Memorial
will hold a session exploring the lives
of butterflies and moths on Saturday,
Aug. 27, at the Fluvanna Public Li- The LM Pinks - the Lake Monticello Satellite of the A “Splash and Dash” for kids under 11 will start at 7 a.m.
brary from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Charlottesville Women’s 4 Miler Training Program – will and the adult coed 5k will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Bunker
program should prove entertaining and hold a 5k race on Saturday (Sept. 17) to raise money for Ball Field at Lake Monticello. Registration for kids under
informative to children and adults alike the Lake Monticello Fire and Rescue’s new Community and 11 is $10 and $20 for adults. Check their Face-book page
and is provided free of charge by the 9/11 Memorial. (LM Pinks Present Spray Da 5k) to register or for more
Fluvanna Garden Club in celebration of The LM Pinks are asking neighbors to support the runners information. Registration forms can be found online at
the club’s 85th anniversary. and fire and rescue by “spraying” the runners as they pass www.lmvfr.org. Make checks payable to LMFR and indicate
by. Spray Day 5k on the memo line. Registrations can be mailed
to Spray Da 5k, 10 Slice Road, Palmyra, Va., 22963.
Kents Store ARC dance
The Ronnie Johnson Band will play at
the Kents Store ARC, on Saturday, Aug. Homecoming/Revival at Naturalist conference Wine tasting
27 from 8-11 p.m. The dance is open to Centenary UMC The Virginia Master Naturalist FSPCA will hold a wine tasting at Kes-
the public, and is $10 per person. 111 Centenary United Methodist statewide conference will be held in wick Vineyards on Saturday, Sept. 10,
Kents Store Way next to the new fire- Church in Scottsville, will hold their at Camp Friendship in Palmyra from from 1- 4 p.m. Keswick Vineyards will
Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 11 Sept. 23-25. The Rivanna Master also donate a portion of all wine sales
house. 434 589-1545 or see Facebook
a.m. with their new minister, the Rev. Naturalist Chapter is hosting the event at this event to the FSPCA. Tickets may
under Kents Store ARC.
Brant Hays, delivering the message. which is being organized by Michelle be purchased at the FSPCA or online at
www.fspca.org-$15 in advance, $18 at
Evergreen homecoming Lunch will follow the service. Revival
will be held Sept. 5-8 at 7:30 p.m. with
Prysby, the state coordinator. www.
The Evergreen Baptist Church will
guest pastors and music each night.
have their annual homecoming service Wanda Dorrier, 434-286-3379. Browning golf tournament Lunch against breast cancer
on Sunday Aug. 28 with Pastor Justin The Stand up to Breast Cancer Lun-
The 2011 Phil Browning Memorial
D. House presiding at the 11:30 a.m. Author to speak Golf tournament will be held Sunday,
cheon will be held Friday, Oct. 14,
at noon at Lake Monticello’s Ashlawn
service. Lunch will be served following The Friends of the Fluvanna County Sept. 25 at the Rivanna Resort and Golf
this service. The evening service will Grille with the breast cancer programs
Library will meet Wednesday, Sept. Club. The event is a four person team,
of Martha Jefferson and the University
convene at 2 p.m. with the Reverend 7 at, 10 a.m., at the Fluvanna County captain’s choice format. $270 team of Virginia hospitals benefiting. Mon-
William D. House III and the Ebenezer Library. Jean Cooper, author of History fee includes greens fee, cart, range ticello Madcaps Red Hatters of Lake
Baptist Church family from Mineral and Guide of Charlottesville and balls and post tournament dinner. Monticello will host this three course
Albemarle County, will be the guest The tournament is sponsored by the
accompanying him. lunch with a choice of three entrees,
speaker. Attendance is free. 434-589- Fluvanna County High School Athletics homemade desserts, coffee and tea.
1400. and Booster Club. Proceeds will Vernal Branch from the Virginia Breast
support the Phil Browning Memorial Cancer Foundation will be the keynote
Scholarships and the FCHS athletic speaker. Mary Beth Revak, a soloist
department. with Acme Swing Manufacturing Com-
pany, a popular local swing band will
Old Farm Day perform. Call 591-0910 to purchase a
The Fluvanna Historical Society’s ticket for $25.
Old Farm Day event will be held Sat-
urday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Crafters needed
Pleasant Grove on Rt. 53. Admission is Zion United Methodist Church will
$5 and children 12 and under are ad- host its third Annual Harvest Bazaar on
mitted free with a paying adult. Saturday Oct. 22 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at
The deadline for space reservations 1674 Zion Road in Troy Tables for craft-
for artists, businesses, crafters, church- ers/vendors are $25. Contact the church
es and community groups is Sept. 1. office 434-589-1665 or email at zion-
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact
Space is limited. For a space reserva-
Kim Fawcett 434-591-0848 by Sept. 1.
tion form, visit www.oldfarmday.org or
call 434-589-9405 and leave a name Send your Fluvanna happenings to
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He a o f S u m m e r !
s Girl Scout talks about trip to Sweden
By Page H. giFFoRd
Rivanna Hearing Correspondent
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Kiersten has been a Venturer for a
October 1 little over a year, starting as soon as
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she completed 8th grade. Venturing
is a co-ed program within Boy Scouts
9:00 - 4:00 for ages 13-21 (upon completion of
Adults $5 eighth grade). For her home crew,
Children 12 & Kiersten is the secretary and has been
under FREE the vice president of administration,
Now Accepting completing her ILSC (Introduction
Space Reservations! to Leadership Skills for Crews)
training which is a prerequisite for
DEADLINE SEPT. 1 the NYLT (National Youth Leadership
Forms at: www.oldfarmday.org Training). She will also be attending
and staffing the NYLT being held
at Camp Shenandoah over two
weekends in August with another
Boy Scout from Fluvanna.
Kiersten was the crew historian,
girl Scout Kiersten Parkinson
responsible for preserving a multitude
of memorabilia, including crew
with the Swedes themselves. We did liked the team-building activities
photographs, news stories, trophies,
eat a meal with some of the Swedish and the ceremonies. I learned a lot
flags, scrapbooks, awards, and other
contingent, though, and everybody of different things but not what I
items. Kiersten kept busy with her
was very nice, very friendly. The expected to learn. One of the biggest
assignment by taking care of crew
Swedes were very welcoming also,” things I learned was how fortunate I
trophies and keepsakes, keeping a
said Kiersten. am to be an American. The modules
264 Turkeysag Trial # A, Palmyra logbook about the crew’s meetings
In addition to all the scheduled we did every day were about world
Daily Hours: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and activities, keep a scrapbook
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FRIDAY IS CHICKEN DAY! items about the crew’s activities,
lot of trading. They typically trade U.S.”
SAVE $1.00 collecting digital photographs from
uniforms rather than patches, but Mother Heather aded, “ She did a
when you purchase other crew members to make a
Kiersten has traded for a patch from lot of physical work over the past
one Hot Rotisserie- digital photo album (CD/DVD) of
Portugal, a bracelet from Ecuador, year to raise funds to make this trip.
Style Chicken with the crew’s activities. And as always
your MVP Card. and a neckerchief (uniform piece) She also collected pennies from
scouts are required to wear the
from Ireland and Henna tattoos from friends in penny bottles she made.”
uniform correctly, live the Venturing
the India troop. She took with her Has this experience whetted
Oath and Code, and acquire the
THURSDAY IS CAKE DAY! Venturing Attitude.
geocaching coins to trade that can Keirsten’s appetite for travel or to
SAVE $2.00 Kiersten along with her crew of
then be tracked as they are cached learn about other cultures around
when you purchase/ around the world and also pins the world?
Dcouts, interacted daily with Scouts
order a full sheet, representative of the United State, “I would like to go to Sweden again.
1/2 sheet or 1/4
from 150 countries around the
her crew, the WSJ and Sweden As I said, we did didn’t get to travel
sheet cake on world, learning about all kinds of
There was also a United Nations and I would like to see the northern
Thursday. different cultures, traditions, and
simulation where the scouts part of Sweden. I would also like to
global problems, hoping to come
discussed the environment. The go to France and Ireland. I want to
PARTY PLEASER PLATTER up with some solutions to some of
scouts also participated in a program learn more about Japan because I
For convenience and those problems.
quality, no one can called Messengers of Peace, and took want to attend the next Jamboree
“Even though we were in Sweden,
beat Food Lion a course called Safe From Harm. as an IST member.” It sounds like
we didn’t get to travel the country.
Party Platters. And “I liked meeting new people Kiersten will be out filling up her
We were in a huge field on an Air
the freshness is from around the world,” said homemade penny jars again for the
guaranteed! Force base with nearly 150 countries
Kiersten. “As far as activities, I next trip to Japan in four years.
so we didn’t get to spend a lot of time
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One text could be your last
On the road, behind the wheel, and ask them to pull over,” said freshman however, is significantly harsher than Whether the focus is on safety
thumbing away – it happens all the Abby Neifert. Senior Kaersten Aylor any sanction an adult driver would or just retaining one’s driving privi-
time. Although the action of texting was much more dramatic: “I’d throw face. According to the Virginia DMV, leges, most FCHS students agreed
while driving is severely dangerous, the phone out of the window!” she texting while driving convictions are that the temptation to text, or even
it’s a danger that is constantly ig- said. assessed three demerit points. DMV to glance at an incoming message,
nored. Studies by the Virginia Tech Driving laws are codified in the publications further explain that a is still strong. But in response, Eng-
Driving Institute show that a person Virginia Code of laws. Code section driver under age 20 who receives a lish teacher Blair Steele asked, “Why
who chooses to text and drive is 23 46.2-1078.1 states that when a driver demerit point conviction such as would you text and drive just to see
times more likely to have an acci- in Virginia is caught texting, e-mail- texting while driving must attend a the words ‘okay’ or ‘lol’?”
dent. Yet people do it all the time. ing, or even just reading a text while driver improvement clinic. Driving is dangerous in and of it-
Sherry Doane, an FCHS math teach- driving, the offense will cost the driv- Upon a second conviction, the self, especially on Fluvanna County’s
er, remembers a former student from er $20 the first time. The fine will be court may suspend the teen driver’s winding roads. Add text messaging,
Orange County who died while tex- raised to $50 for subsequent offens- license for up to six months. In ad- and the result can be catastrophic.
ting and driving home from work on es. Even so, the offense is secondary, According to the Virginia DMV, mo-
dition, if the teen driver is under age
Rt. 29. So with so many lives at risk, which means a person cannot be tor vehicle accidents are the leading
18 and receives a second conviction,
an important question arises: What pulled over solely for this purpose. cause of death for people ages 15-
the DMV will automatically suspend
would it take for people to speak up They must be caught doing some- 20. Sure, it is easy to ignore statistics
driving privileges for 90 days. Upon a
about the dangers of texting and driv- thing like speeding, as well. and think “that will never be me,”
third conviction, the DMV will revoke
ing here in Fluvanna? As a result, some people believe but people are not invincible. So put
When FCHS students were asked that the law is not harsh enough. For the teen’s permit or license for one down the phone.
what they would do if they found example, last year, Roanoke County year, or until he or she reaches age That one text could
themselves in a car with a texting issued a mere six citations for texting 18, whichever is longer. be your last.
driver at the wheel, they had a few while driving.
solutions. “I would text for them,” The punishment for a teenager By HeatHeR HicKS,
said freshman Tezah Booker. “I would convicted of texting while driving, Fluvanna County HigH sCHool journalism student
Congressional elections, 4-H style
When you hear the word role in government and to participate
“Congress” you tend to think of the in electing officials.
famous legislature of the federal Three FCHS students—Besecker,
government of America. However, Kimberly Buonomo, and McKenzie
several Fluvanna 4H-ers would Haislip—were inducted this summer
think of the four days they spent at into 4-H All Stars, the highest honor
Virginia 4-H Congress this summer. in 4-H. Being “tapped” into the All
4-H Congress was held June 20-23 Stars, an Honor/Service organization,
on the Virginia Tech campus for 4H- involves an elaborate application
ers ages 14 and up. This event gives process and participation in a unique
teens an opportunity to meet with ceremony held on Tuesday evening.
other 4H-ers throughout the state “Staying at Virginia Tech is always the
and to participate in many different highlight, but this year was special
activities, such as dances, workshops, because I became a 4-H All Star,”
service projects and various areas of Buonomo said. Besecker received
state level competitions. an additional honor at Congress
This past summer, the Fluvanna when he was chosen as the Northern
County 4-H had the privilege of District Ambassador.
taking seven FCHS students to
4-H Congress has left a lasting
Congress: Tyler Besecker, Stephanie
impression on these 4H-ers, who
Bossong, Jake Buonomo, Kimberly
still fondly refer to their memories
Buonomo, Alyce Brotherton, Von Hill,
of their week spent on campus. “It
Jr., and McKenzie Haislip. “I met a lot
of great people and it was a really was an exciting and very educational
Front: Stephanie Bossong, Kim Buonomo, experience not only for those in 4-H,
cool way to become familiar with the back: tyler Besecker, Jake Buonomo, von Hill, Jr.
college,” said Jake Buonomo. but in all organizations,” Besecker said.
Although 4-H Congress is not Candidates must also prepare a qualifications, and my goals if I were “Congress gives you opportunities
exactly like the U.S. Congress, speech, as well as actively campaign to be elected. Then, I gave my district that would not normally be available
they do share several similarities. throughout the week for the election speech, smiling the entire time.” and is a great way to spend four days,”
Mock government-style meetings during Congress. The goal of the election process is Bossong added. These students made
are held daily at 4-H Congress, as Jake Buonomo ran for Northern for cabinet officers to be installed into Fluvanna proud,
well as elections for the State 4-H District Ambassador using buttons, the 4-H cabinet at the conclusion of and they can’t
Cabinet. Candidates wishing to be lollipops, t-shirts, and flyers to the week. These activities give 4H-ers wait to do even
part of the State Cabinet or become campaign. Tyler Besecker, another a taste of what it is like to play a vital better next year.
an ambassador for their district candidate, said, “I went to every
must prepare a video beforehand to county’s representatives and By McKenzie HaiSliP,
show to other 4H-ers in the district. told them who I was, all of my Fluvanna County HigH sCHool journalism student
august 25, 2011 | Fluvanna Review | 23
By Jake Bachman and cristian Franco,
Fluvanna County HigH SCHool
Jake and Cristian compiled this information with
oversight journalism teacher Elizabeth Pellicane.
Fluco sports in review
to inclement weather. Despite the
short game, anyone in attendance
could notice a change in the Fluco
program. “The team looked sharp.
Varsity football They were faster and stronger than
Under the bright lights, the freshly in past years,” said student Jordan
painted grass and the large crowds, Thacker.
it’s finally football season. After a The rain delay affected the Flucos
long summer of grueling workouts, and their preparation for the regular
the Fluco football team is more fo- season. However, they were able to
cused than ever, and for the first time move one step closer to solidifying
in four years there is continuity at the starting positions. “The game helped
head coaching position. us get things fine-tuned. It also
“It’s a good feeling to look on the served as a message to players, about
sidelines and see that man standing who’s going to step up and grab a
there. Barnett is bringing new life spot,” said Assistant Coach Mitchell
to this program,” said wide receiver Pace.
Yaya Anderson. The Flucos then turned their at-
On August 13, the Flucos kicked tention to a benefit game on August
off the preseason against long time- 20, facing Spotswood. Speaking be-
foe Fort Defiance. Unfortunately, the fore the game, Anderson said “We all
antonia wilson is tossed in the air by fellow cheerleaders at a team event know what this game means, but we
held at crofton Plaza on Friday (aug. 26). Photo by david Stemple. Flucos’ scrimmage was cut short due
are all heading in to Saturday with
24 | Fluvanna Review | august 25, 2011
an intensity that hasn’t been seen
around here in a long time.” The Flu-
cos dominated late in the game and
won 24-14. The game did not count
toward any records, but consisted of
four quarters and live game situa-
Junior varsity football
The JV Fluco football team, coached
by Justin Stauffer, AJ Smart, and Devin
Watkins, also played Fort Defiance on
August 13. The team easily handled
Fork Union, beating them 21-7 on
The Fluco volleyball programs
were out of action last week prepar-
ing for their first game against Madi-
The Fluco cross country team
could be found out on the trails last
week running hard and preparing to
compete in the heavily-contested Jef-
ferson District. The Flucos will start
racing in early September. Fluco football players include Blake Hills, taylor lintecum, Jalen Harrison, yaya anderson and tre’vonne Bradley.
Photo by david Stemple
Golf bottom of the table, the team mem- The Flucos are looking forward to these older guys,” said sophomore
Young but experienced, the Fluco
bers agreed that they are rapidly im- continuing district play, hoping to Dylon Garrett.
golf team was hard at work last week
proving. prove to everyone that they are able On August 18, Garrett, Coleman
playing in numerous matches. The
“We can’t let the losses get us down. to compete against the older schools. and the Flucos took another swing at
team competed in a district match on “We have no seniors on the team, the Jefferson District competition in
The wins will come soon enough,”
August 16. Despite finishing near the but we still feel like we can take it to Western Albemarle.
said sophomore Troy Coleman.
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By Sally BRowning
Railroad brings the
world to Fluvanna
In the early 1900s, a bit of sophis- Troy blows through
tication came to Fluvanna County. But the C&O didn’t get to be one of
The glamorous-sounding Virginia the largest railroads in the country
Airline Railway, headed by a hype for nothing. Wanting to avoid union
man called “Captain,” connected the wages and bureaucratic red tape, the
county to such exotic places as Chi- company set up a shell company
cago, New York and Charlottesville. called the Virginia Airline Railway.
They brought Captain T.O. Troy to
Towpath becomes railroad the county to make sure things were
Before the railroads, Fluvanna re- done to its liking.
lied on the county’s two canals for Partly due to the public relations
transportation. After Union troops efforts of Troy, county officials were
trashed the canals in 1865, the Rich- not aware of his relationship with
mond & Allegheny (R&A) Railroad the C&O and the agreement that the
purchased the James River canal and C&O would impose freight tariffs on
converted its towpath to a rail bed. As the line.
part of the purchase, the R&A agreed The C&O used the Fluvanna branch
to upkeep the Rivanna canal. When to connect two of its larger lines. It
the behemoth C&O Railroad gobbled connected the line along the James
up the R&A, this changed. that took freight and passengers as
The C&O started to neglect the little far as the Western states with a north-
Rivanna canal. Fortunately, Fluvanna ern line that ran all the way to New
had a very clever legislator. Delegate England. As a perk, it would carry lo-
A.J. Taylor made sure that if naviga- cal freight and passengers. It was the for having more power than a Cat- School boarded the train and rode
tion on the Rivanna was ever discon- best of both worlds. You could ride erpillar tractor. One mule, “Scott” it to Wildwood. They had to walk
tinued, the C&O must make up for it from Bremo to Boston, Palmyra to even made local appearances as the back to school. Since there was no
by building a railroad branch in the Wildwood. “kickin’est mule in seven counties!” turnaround in the county, the engine
county. Fluvanna officials dragged The railway was built in sections The line was completed in 1908. had to back all the way to its starting
the C&O before the State Corpora- using mules and wagon. Mules fur- The 30-mile stretch began near Bre- point in Louisa.
tion Board (SCC) and won. The C&O nished power for everything. As mo and stopped in Albemarle County. By the end of 1908 the C&O pur-
was going to be held up to its part of many as six were hitched to a plow. The first train ran May 1, 1908. On its chased all of Virginia Airline Railway’s
the deal. They were known around the county maiden run, students from Palmyra stock. Troy was then named presi-
dent of the railway’s operations. The
C&O, who now technically owned
the railroad, kept a low profile since
the federal government has not offi-
cially allowed the Airline to become
part of its larger railroad system.
The C&O began using more and
more of the railroad and starting
forcing off local freight by raising the
rate. The Fluvanna Farmers Associa-
tion dragged the C&O in front of the
SCC and alleged that the C&O was
now operating the Airline as a part
of its regular system. The SCC ruled
in the farmer’s favor and forced the
railroad to lower its rates.
In 1912, the C&O made it official. It
legally acquired the Railway’s tracks,
land and equipment.
Early 20th Century rail
The railroad became a daily part
of Fluvanna life. Railroad stations lit-
tered the countryside. Riders could
Fork union Depot. Photo by Sally Browning. also catch the train at “flag stops,”
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travel began to decline.
By the 1950s, passen- Circulation: 6,000
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to one car tacked to the News Covered, with NEW
end of the freight train. 77 pick-up locations
By the late ‘60s, freight Delivered to 3,500 homes in
traffic had dwindled to Lake Monticello, the largest
an average of two cars Community in Fluvanna County
per week Distribution Locations
In 1971 the C&O an- 1. Fluvanna Review Office
2. Century 21 Monticello Properties
nounced it was aban- 3. Monticello Country Realtors
doning the Airline alto- 4. Spectrum Therapy
gether. After four years 5. Fluvanna Do It Best Hardware
6. Vivus Building
of legal wrangling, the 7. Health Nutz
Interstate Commerce 8. Orme Fitness Center
9. Crofton Citgo
Commission gave its 10. Meals on Wheels
blessing to officially 11. Shell/Dunkin' Donuts
12. Fluvanna Family Practice
shut down the line. In 13. Tucker Griffin Barnes
1977 workers began 14. Mailbox Express
to dismantle the tracks 15. Mailboxes at Jefferson Center
16. Good Neighbor Pharmacy
and the last of track was 17. Video by the Lake
removed Aug. 25, 1978. 18. Orme Fitness Center
old caboose at the Fork union depot. Photo by Sally Browning. Honeysuckle, thickets
19. Food Lion (inside)
20. Food Lion (outside)
and cedar trees now 21. Salon DeShano
where passengers could display a lithia spring. Passengers would obscure the track. 22. Fluvanna Public Library
23. Two J's Smokehouse
flag in order to catch the train. Many disembark and bring back gallons 24. E.W. Thomas (inside)
students in the southern half of the of water to the train. Now a walking trail 25. E.W. Thomas (outside)
26. Strong Team Realtors
county used flag stops to catch the • Troy started out being called Thanks to a Fluvanna grassroots 27. I Love Movies
train to the high school at Palmyra. Clarksland and had a small stop organization, part of the old Virginia 28. Rivahsyde Restaurant
Mr. Claude Petit made the most with a modest shed. When a 29. Martha Jefferson Healthcare
Airline Railway bed is now a walk- 30. Lake Centre Mailboxes
dramatic use of a flag stop. On dark grander and more official-looking
ing trail. The Fluvanna Heritage Trail 31. Palmyra Country Store
winter mornings, he would roll up a railroad station was built, Captain 32. Dogwood Restaurant
Foundation purchased a section 33. Kidd's Store
newspaper, set it ablaze and wave it Troy was on hand for the ground-
of the right of way in Palmyra and 34. Bremo Post Office
at the accommodating engineer who breaking. He brazenly cut down 35. Family Dollar
would recognize his unusual flag and a persimmon tree–Fluvanna’s of- volunteers converted it to a trail in
36. Fork Union Medical Center
bring the train to a stop. ficial symbol–and announced that 2004. 37. Raceway
You can access it by parking at the 38. Envoy at the Village
The train moved Fluvanna live- “the keystone of the community’s 39. Town & Country Great Value
stock, sorghum molasses, tobacco, future prosperity would thereafter small lot directly across from the 40. Sal's Italian Restaurant
corn, pulpwood, firewood, turkeys, bear his own name.” new courthouse in the Palmyra vil- 41. Fork Union Pharmacy
lage. Hikers are cautioned to stay on 42. Village Restaurant
chickens and rabbits. One could 43. Fork Union Motor Lodge
catch the train to Charlottesville, get Fond memories the old bed while hiking and to avoid 44. Fork Union Post Office
a haircut and be home in time for the steep cliffs on the riverside. The 45. Fluvanna Community Center
Many long-time residents still re- 46. Columbia Store
dinner. member the Virginia Railway. Pal- walk is easy, however; be on the look- 47. Columbia Post Office
myra folks would pause to listen to out for a few small tree stumps and 48. Fluvanna Middle School
49. Fluvanna High School
Fluvanna stations the clatter of the heavy coal trains an uneven trail in some places. There
50. Cuppa Joe
Like the canals before it, business chugging up the hill just before the are winter views of the Rivanna. 51. Chamber of Commerce
thrived around the stations. Here’s a There are benches along the trail 52. BB&T Palmyra
village. During World War II, the mili- 53. School Board Office
list of some of the busier stops in the tary sent special trains over the Air- and picnic facilities soon to come. 54. Rivanna Golf Club
county. line carrying freight and men. Fork Ultimately this trail will be con- 55. Campbell Tire
• Cohasset served the Fork Union nected to the Palmyra Mills site and 56. Troy Market
Union residents remember waving to 57. Troy Post Office
area. FUMA cadets would depart to the Heritage Trail at Pleasant Grove 58. Crossroads Auto Repair
the soldiers as they passed through
and arrive there. There was also a by a new Rt. 15 replacement bridge. 59. VA Community Bank
town. 60. Real Estate III
cannery, hotel and oil business. It is approximately two-thirds of a 61. IHOP
It was a special treat to eye the
• Carysbrook became a thriving mile long. 62. Best Western Visitors Center
sleek “Southern Crescent.” Some- 63. Burger King/Exxon
business center. There was an
times Pullman cars came through, 64. Zions Crossroads Laundry
impressive store with an elevator, The information in this article was 65. Zions Crossroads Store
school and post office located be- each window lit by a small shaded
taken from Noel Harrison’s article, 66. Ferncliff Exxon
hind what is now the Carysbrook lamp. These trains were known for 67. Kent's Store
their distinct and beautiful whistles, “Years with the Airline,” published in 68. Kent's Store Post Office
complex. 69. Ferncliff Market, Rt. 250
so different from the local train. the Fluvanna County Historical Soci-
• Palmyra flourished during the 70. Express Pancake House
If any work needed to be done, ety’s Bulletin, No. 37, April 1984. You 71. Rivanna Gear & Apparel-Pantops
height of the railroad. Residents
the railroad would bring in a work may find it in the county library at 72. Cville Downtown Mall (east)
built sidewalks, new homes, a 73. Cville Downtown Mall (central)
train, or “shanty train.” These camp Carysbrook.
church and two hotels. 74. Cville Downtown Mall (west)
• Wildwood had two blacksmiths, cars served as living quarters for the 75. UVa Hospital (JPA)
Sally Browning was editor of the 76. UVa Hospital (The Corner)
two livestock yards, a wood yard workers, a motley crew of characters. 77. Cville Main Post Office (Rt. 29)
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FREE DUMP: Local Reduce Reuse Re- THE VILLAGES AT NAHOR: Luxurious
cycle service, 11 miles from turkeysag Patio Home, open floor plan, sunroom, YARD SALE: saturday, August 27th,
Gate. open 6 days, daylight hours. maintenance free living, 55+ communi- 8:00 a.m. until ? Intersection 659 &
Free acceptance of many items work- NORDICTRACK TREADMILL: CoM- 601 across from kents store Post of-
ty, amenities. Pets considered. $ 1,500/
ing or otherwise: metal/ reusable items, MeRCIAL 1500 treadmill, used only 7 or fice. Household furniture, Nordic Track,
month + deposit. Call keith smith 434-
appliances, electronics, building mate- 8 times and is just like new. I do have 531-0795 if interested. Lease option/ books and miscellaneous items. All pro-
rials, lawn equipment, bikes, furniture. treadmill manual, and I also believe it Purchase available. owners/Agents, ceeds benefit American Cancer Soci-
email@example.com. folds up. $375.00. Call 434-591-0884. Century21 Monticello Properties. ety.
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ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION ESTATE SALE
Wed. Sept. 14 at 6 pm FLUVANNA August 27th 9:00 – 3:00
August 28th 1:00 – 3:00
James Madison Highway OF
D Tap N Jazz E 2 Finch Ct
Fluvanna County -Royal Academy of Dance trained, (Intersection of Wildwood Dr & Finch Ct)
Palmyra, VA 22963 Diana Freeman is offering tap lessons:
Fridays starting September 9.
Furniture, including Duncan Phyfe table,
twin bed frame and headboards, queen
By order of the Harris Living Trust: 10, 8.7 & 5.8 Acres -Studio is located:
Orme Family Fitness Gym,
mattress set, 3-pc. entertainment center;
Karastan carpet; collectables, including
Tracts of A-1 Zoned Land w/Perk Sites. 727 Lake Monticello Rd. Palmyra Christopher Radko and Boehm; artwork;
jewelry; men’s and women’s clothing
Call: 434-591-0990 or
- Near 12329 James Madison Hwy. Cell: 703-303-2247
and accessories; small appliances; kitch-
enware and so much more.
- 3 Tracts: 10 acres, 8.75 acres, 5.887 acres Present ad for entry at Lake Monticello gate
- Zones A-1 w/ Rt. 15 road frontage
- Perk sites w/paperwork on all parcels This Week’s PeT
- 10 acre and 8 acre sites are contiguous
Miss Clara, a pretty tortoiseshell
- Offered individually and as a whole girl, is extremely affectionate
Here is your ad proof. Please let me know
and demands attention. She
- Only $10,000 suggested opening if you want changes or not. (591-1000). bit of a princess attitude -
she can be temperamental and
cranky. When she wants atten-
Fluvanna Review 08-25-11 she wants it, but when she
Call 540.226.1279 does not, she wants to be left
Advertisements designed by the Fluvanna Review may not be enjoys playing with
toys and is
reproduced without permission by the Fluvanna Review about two years old.
Fluvanna SPCA, 5239 Union Mills
Miss Clara Road Troy, VA (434) 591-0123.
VAAF 729 S ponSored by F ork U nion A nimAl C liniC
Center for Women
Saturday, August 27, 2011,
Shuttle Bus Drivers (Temporary) 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. offICers
Line forms at condo at 9 a.m.;
Shuttle Bus Drivers (Temporary). Monticello seeks shuttle Sale opens at 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Starting Salary:
Sunday, August 28, 1-4 p.m.
bus drivers. This is a great opportunity for those who enjoy Monday Bargains! $27,485 – $31,812
working outdoors, interacting with the public, and who value 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
State Benefits Include:
the rich tradition of Thomas Jefferson’s historic home. A safe Marina Point, Unit B-4
Lake Montcello, VA 2290 Health Insurance
driving record is required and a proven record of delivering Take newspaper ad for entry at Main Gate.
excellent customer service is necessary. Candidates must have Directions: 64E to right at Keswick Exit 129
for 6 mi.; right on Rt. 600; right on Rt. 618 to Sick Leave
or be able to obtain a CDL. The work schedule is weekends left to Main Gate; left on Jefferson for short dis-
tance; right into Marina Point. Some visitor Retirement
only through the end of October. Availability on weekdays parking on right of parking lot; other parking
during the training period may be required. Deadline to apply on Jefferson. Free Training
is August 31st. To apply please send a cover letter and resume Something for everyone! Rattan patio/sun- Apply on-line at:
room furniture; small copper-lined dry sink-
OR application to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), by style chest, work bench, tools, bookcases, http://cfm.vadoc.virginia.gov
computer desk/chair, John Barber & Ken by 9/2/2011
fax to 434.984.4846, or by mail to Thomas Jefferson Founda- Saye prints, sofa, sled, lamps, rugs, side sad-
tion, Inc., ATTN: Beth Lazen, P.O. Box 316, Charlottesville, dle, trunk, child’s Adirondack chair, end
tables, books, vintage glider, oak 3-Pc. desk, Equal Opportunity Employer
VA 22902. To see a complete list of open positions at the computer, torchiere, golf clubs, collectibles &
more!2 electric lift chairs, hosp. bed, col-
Foundation, or to download an application visit our website: lectibles & much more!
http://www.monticello.org/site/about/jobs Beverly Smith • 434-960-4865
www.estatesalesunlimited.net 434-984-3700 Ext. 4010
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Century 21 Agents
smArter. Bolder. FAster. 43 Riverside Drive 103 Deerwood Drive 843 Jefferson Drive
Reason # 21 To put the power
of Century 21 behind you: Our
agents are provided with extensive
online training and continuing
New Listing New Price New Listing
education from Century 21 online. Four bedrooms, fenced One level living, convenient Great patio and
level yard, two decks to Charlottesville and NGIC private fenced yard,
$148,800 $254,900 large living room
Call The Queen of Sold Call Sandy 434-960-3048 $175,000
434-962-2095 Call Tom 434-962-1625
331 Ellis Burris Lane 51 Turkeysag Trail 47 Maplevale Drive
Tom Morace Kyle Miller Larry A. Miller Yonna Smith
434-962-1625 434-981-0799 434-960-9479 434-531-0817
Morace@ Kyle.MillerC21@ LarryAMiller@ Yonna.Smith@ New Listing New Price New Price
sprintmail.com yahoo.com earthlink.net Century21.com Two acres, minutes to Open floor plan, hardwood Five bedrooms, country
Zions Crossroads, flooring, large level lot porch, Jacuzzi tub
vaulted ceilings $158,500 $250,000
$74,900 Call Jen 434-989-9246 Call The Queen of Sold
Call Lisa 434-531-0064 434-962-2095
7 Arapaho Trail 10 Vine Ridge Drive 40 Englewood Drive
Keith Smith Jen Sample Annette Goodson Diane Miller
434-531-0795 434-989-9246 434-987-4426 434-960-5856
Keith.Smith@ JenSample@ AnnetteGoodson@ DianeMiller@ $3,000 Carpet Allowance
Century21.com Century21.com embarqmail.com earthlink.net
Two car garage, Huge private corner lot, Over 3,000 sq ft of living
over 2,000 sq ft, multi level decking, space, open floor plan,
1 year home warranty large storage shed first floor master
$149,000 $279,700 $236,500
Call Sandy 434-960-3048 Call Diane 434-960-5856 Call Keith 434-531-0795
4 Mesquite Place 23 Fairway Drive 317 Avalon Place
Queen of Sold Mike Rogers Lisa Rogers Sandra Hiza
434-962-2095 434-981-8764 434-531-0064 434-960-3048
queenofsold@ Mikerogers69@ Lisarogers86@ HizaSandy@
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Walk to the beach, Overlooking the 11th Ten wooded acres,
Wondering where all the open houses fenced yard,
fairway, large private lot,
bright terrace level
screened in porch,
bright level yard
are this weekend at lake monticello? $150,000
Call Kyle 434-981-0799
Call Tom 434-962-1625
Call Mike 434-981-8764
www.lakemonticelloopenHouses.com 1 Rosewood Manor Road 141 Scarborough Place 18 Old Homestead Circle
monticello Properties 1-800-765-3570
the Website for your real estate needs Vaulted great room, Completely remodeled Waterviews,
www.Century21monticelloProperties.com hardwood flooring, top to bottom, minutes to patio and deck,
two car garage Charlottesville and UVA two story foyer
$229,000 $179,000 $213,000
Call for Mortgage Rates & Updates Call Larry 434-960-9479 Call Kyle 434-981-0799 Call Jen 434-989-9246
Carl Heimlich • 434-989-2274 When the Market is sloW you need
www.cheimlich.com • email@example.com the PoWer of Century 21