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I am profoundly saddened by the letter
I read from Ms. Booker in the last issue of
the Fluvanna Review. It is no secret that
our county, like the rest of the country, is
in financial straits; that throwing money
at schools does not make children
smarter; that we have already damaged
our children by shackling them with
debt that we, they and their children will
have to repay. Yet, when our Board of
and bravely stands
up for the folks
who have begged
them to stop the
she ignores all the
facts and soldiers on with her clarion call
to spend ever more taxpayers’ money.
If this were a comedy skit, it would
get demur smiles at the absurdity of it
all. But alas, it is not a comedy skit. To
quote John Adams, “Facts are stubborn
things; and whatever may be our wishes,
our inclinations, or the dictates of our
passion, they cannot alter the state of
facts ...” Ignoring them does not make
them go away.
Our county has spent well beyond
our means. Being generous with other
people’s money does not make board
members kindlier people. It makes them
mean. Ms. Booker, I beg you to cease and
desist. You have asked more than once
for us to spend more for your desires
and we have answered no thank you
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No more spending
As many Fluvanna Review readers
are aware, the county has cut its
funding for the Jefferson Area Board for
Aging’s program in Fluvanna by more
than half. This, combined with other
funding cutbacks, has led the Jefferson
Area Board for Aging (JABA) to make
the difficult but necessary decision to
reduce our Fluvanna
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days from two days
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per week to one
day per week.
The change took
effect the week
of July 9 and the
v a n n ar e
center now operates
on Wednesdays only.
JABA’s CEO Gordon Walker, board
member Mozell Booker and I met with
the Fluvanna center members and staff
to discuss this news. We were humbled
by the strength and determination
shown by the members and staff as
they brainstormed and provided input
on how awareness can be spread and
donations requested for a second day
at the center. All the members were
committed to playing a part, and it was
great to see their enthusiasm and energy
as we discussed options and ways to take
action in the community.
The needs of our older adult population
are not going to fade even as we face
tough economic times. As services are
stripped away, the needs will become
even greater and community support
even more critical as we continue to
make these services and opportunities
available for those who need them most.
Fluvanna has shown incredible
strength and perseverance over these
past few months, and I am confident
this will continue. Our goal is to take
this as an opportunity to educate,
advocate and display what JABA does for
the entire Fluvanna community as we
work to seek support for this important
program. We welcome the community’s
ideas and involvement. I invite anyone
with questions regarding this program
and ways to support JABA services in
Fluvanna to contact me, Emily Daidone
Manager of Community Center
programs for JABA
JABA funding sliced
When I read Mozell Booker’s letter
in the Review I was amazed at how
well written it was and what cogent
suggestions it made to rectify what’s
happening in Fluvanna. I didn’t write
you, though, but when I saw the letters
printed in response in this week’s Review
I knew I had to write. I feel that some of
these letter writers have an automatic
response to things that they don’t agree
with without considering that at least
something from another point of view
might make sense.
Take for instance using what
happened at UVa. as a comparison to
what happened in Fluvanna: I have
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Comments from fluvannareview.com and Facebook
On a July 15 story about hiring replacements for the five fired Fluvanna directors:
I wish all new employees the best, but the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors fired
some great people. Not sure what kind of statement they were trying to make with
that move. Easy come, easy go. With the fickle board and their hasty decisions I
would be a little uneasy about my job security. Just saying. – Paldridge659
Those “great people” forgot they were stewards of taxpayer funds when they decided
to move available money in their budgets to increase their own (and others) salaries
without approval. It seems the kind of statement the BOS made was that they cared
about upholding the integrity of county government and wanted to safeguard taxpayer money. – Deerfluco
Some of those individuals fired had been with the county a long time. The positions
may be filled but it does not replace the knowledge acquired through years of service.
They were offered a raise and they took it, who wouldn’t? It doesn’t mean they were
aware of the rules and regulations regarding the raise. – Paldridge659
On a June 29 story about a proposal to bring water to Zion Crossroads:
Sounds like a GREAT deal ... County goes on the hook for 9 million in debt to build the
pipeline, “require” connections and set rates necessary to meet operatng and debt
costs ... if it is so good why won’t private enterprise pursue it? Because, typically new
systems, and especially small and new systems, do not generate enough revenue to
pay for operatng and debt costs and are “supported” by $ from the locality’s General
Fund. I seem to recall that a word or two has been written about the capacity ofthe
County’s General Fund. – An Observer
On a July 11 story about the status of fire and rescue responsibilities in Fluvanna:
A small clarification to a point raised in the story: the majority of Scottsville Rescue’s
responses to Fluvanna County are not part of a “mutual aid” agreement, rather a
significant portion of the southwestern segment of Fluvanna is within what is called
SVRS’ “first due.” That means that Scottsvile Rescue is dispatched immediately, not
asked by Fluvanna to provide mutual aid assistance. This is a small but important
point. To address the points surrounding billing for service, the surrounbding jurisdictions (Albemarle, Louisa, etc.) partricipate in revenue recovery, or billing for service. Albemarle uses what is called “compassionate billing” regarding collection of
fees from folks who are not insured or are under insured, and I am certain that the
Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) study group will examine carefully
that process. All the ramifications of this policy were studied and checked on by the
County Attorney for Albemarle before the program was launched. I commend Fluvanna County for seeking advice and suggestions from the Virginia Department of
Fire Programs as the County seeks to move forward. – EMS provider
to admit that when the UVa. situation
hit the headlines I remarked that this
sounded a lot like the way things were
being done here in our county. It doesn’t
matter whether it’s an elected board or
an appointed board – what matters is
the way decisions are made. Are they
open and up front or done behind closed
doors, involving only a select few. In a
spate of intelligence and leadership, the
chairman of our Board of Supervisors
spent many weeks telling us why it was
necessary to look to the future and set an
adequate tax rate. He was right, until he
decided to do things the way the Board of
Visitors did at UVa. – in secret and with
only a few people.
I also have to take issue with one
letter writer’s characterization of
transportation (JAUNT) and programs for
seniors as make-me-feel-good programs
that are unnecessary. It’s very easy to
sit in our comfortable, air-conditioned
homes and bemoan wasting money
on those without our blessings. I feel
ashamed to be part of a community
that has so little regard for its citizens –
especially those less fortunate.
All the citizens of Fluvanna County
deserve better. Indeed, we must demand
better of our elected representatives.
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Letters from page 5
Stirring up the public
I was appalled at Ms. Mozell Booker’s
letter to the editor (July 5). It was so
unprofessional as to be unbelievable. As
a member of the Board of Supervisors,
Ms. Booker’s job is to deal and interface
with her fellow board members. To go
whining to the press is nothing more
than a stunt to stir up public emotions
more than they already are.
Governing Fluvanna County is not
an easy task, considering the current
economic situation (much of which
occurred on Ms. Booker’s watch). The
other board members are doing their
best; they do not have to be vilified,
especially by one of their own.
Ms. Booker seems to believe that
governing Fluvanna County is a one-issue
job. Education is everything, and nothing
else matters. When belt-tightening is
required, it can be anywhere except in
the education area.
Saying that the “high school is a
beacon to bring development to our
community” is just wrong. Young
families will not come to Fluvanna
because of the wonderful high school if
they cannot afford to live here.
Castigating her fellow board members
for not dealing with problems as she
would like is patently unfair. And using
the press to agitate against the board is
I appreciate Mozell Booker’s tireless
advocacy for adequate school funding. I
appreciate citizens’ efforts (particularly
Focus on Fluvanna’s Future) on behalf of
public education. The recent reduction
of the school budget directly affects
our children, and by extension, our
I am an elementary teacher in
Fluvanna. Last year I had 20 children in
my class. Our classroom had space for
20 individual desks (important because
children feel respected and responsible
given their own personal workspace), we
had room for a reading table (shaped like
a horseshoe), room for a collaborative
workspace (a rectangular table), and
room for the whole class to come
together seated on the floor to share
stories, poems, and more interactive
This year I’m expecting to begin in
August with about 25 students (a 25%
increase), a number that usually goes
up after Labor Day. Given a different
classroom, and significant budget cuts,
my room now has space for 25 individual
desks and the collaborative table. No
reading table, and so far, not enough
floor space to invite my eight-yearolds to come out from behind the desk,
change their position and perspective,
and share some important social and
academic experiences from a collective
point of view.
Ms. Booker apparently understands
that reducing the school budget
immediately and significantly reduces
the benefits we can offer our students. I
appreciate her support!
(Editor’s note: Ms. Johnson is president
of the Fluvanna Education Association)
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Sarah Drennen of Troy won two tickets to the Daughtry concert scheduled
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Drennen was one of 170 people who
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Facebook page for a chance to win two
reserved tickets. Drennen’s name was
randomly picked in a drawing held
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The 32-year-old Daughtry, one of
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Yearbooks ready on Tuesday
After nearly a year of planning and
production, the 2012 Fluvanna County
High School yearbook will be delivered
and distributed to 2012 graduates
on Tuesday, July 24, at the new high
“We’re very excited for students to
see the 2012 yearbook,” said Yearbook
Adviser Elizabeth Pellicane. “This year’s
book, which has the theme ‘Locked in
Memories,’ has the most amazing design
elements and the largest number of
photos of any FCHS yearbook ever. Our
Yearbook Team students really outdid
themselves this year,” she said.
The book is also unusual because it
marks the first FCHS yearbook that is
an annual book, covering the entire
2011-2012 school year from the first
day of school through graduation. “For
the first time, we’ve been able to cover
and picture all spring sports, spring
plays, the prom and graduation,”
Pellicane said. “In the past, with spring
delivery yearbooks, we weren’t able to
cover any events after March 1.”
2012 seniors will be able to come in
to the new high school’s front office
on July 24 to pick up books that they
have pre-ordered. Graduates will also
be able to buy a book if they have not
already done so.
“We know that many graduates will
be going off to college soon, so we
wanted to make the books available to
them before they leave,” said Pellicane.
One important thing to note is that
undergraduates will not be able to pick
up books on July 24; only graduates
can pick them up this summer.
“We want to make yearbook
distribution day for underclassmen
a special event, so we will be passing
them out during lunches the second
week of school,” Pellicane said.
Yearbooks now cost $70. The price
will remain the same until all yearbooks
For more information on the 2012
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apps.fluco.org, or call FCHS at 434589-3666.
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Fluvanna teen convicted of misdemeanor assault
A former Fluvanna County soccer
player was found guilty in Charlottesville’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations
Court Monday of misdemeanor assault
for biting a Western Albemarle High
School player during a game.
Judge Richard E. Moore, after listening to testimony, ruled that he found
no reason not to believe the victim, according The Daily Progress.
He made the ruling although there
was no testimony or evidence that indicated Katrina Ditta, had been the one to
bite Western player Christine Domecq
during a May soccer game, other than
Domecq’s version of events.
Ditta, 18, graduated from Fluvanna
County High School in June. Ditta testified that she did not bite Domecq who
was a former Fluco teammate.
“There was a lot of pushing and shoving, but that’s expected in soccer. It was
nothing out of the ordinary,” Ditta said.
“No, I did not bite her,” she said when
her attorney asked if she bit Domecq,
reporter Bryan McKenzie wrote.
“The court finds that the victim believes, and testified, that she was bitten. The defendant says she didn’t do
it,” Moore told the courtroom packed
with Fluvanna County soccer players
and family members of both women.
“The court must consider whether
the victim made this up; did she lie?
Did she think she was bitten, but mistaken?” Moore said. “I find room to interpret what parents and coaches said
[about the bite marks] as collaborating [Domecq’s] testimony. I’m going to
have to find [Ditta] guilty.”
Ditta was sentenced to 90 days in
jail and the sentence was suspended.
Ditta’s attorneys indicated she would
appeal the decision, according to the
School board discusses health insurance
BY PAGE GIFFORD
Health care insurance was the main
topic at the school board meeting
Wednesday (July 11).
Finance Director Ed Breslauer, has
solicited a variety of health care insurance providers requesting information
on their health care plans. He and his
staff have narrowed the health insurance providers down to three finalists
out of five after receiving the request
for information. The three are Anthem
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Coventry
Southern Health and Benefit Planned
Administrators who also have CIGNA
Board member, Carol Tracey Carr
asked if multiple health insurance plans
could be offered. Breslauer said there
were a variety of options in each plan
Ed Breslauer discussed health care
options. Photos by David Stemple.
William Hughes asked for better
communication with staff members.
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and staff could always solicit health
care insurance providers on their own,
requesting information regarding individual plans.
Vice-Chair, William Hughes, asked if
staff were notified about the progress
so far. “It would settle some anxiety,”
Breslauer said after the health insurance provider was chosen meetings
would be set up with staff. Breslauer
saids he did not have enough information or solid numbers to share with
staff at this time.
Both Chair Camilla Washington and
Breslauer agreed that staff can seek
individual health insurance coverage
on their own. In some cases, Breslauer
said that some individual health plans
might be better than the group rate.
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New hires replace five fired
they’ve invested in their community.
That is obvious.”
She said she wasn’t afraid to step
a position vacated by such a public
They seem happy to be here.
County Administrator Steve Nichols
“I had no second thoughts,’ Finchum
picked an enthusiastic, positive bunch
said. “A mistake was made, but Darren
to help him guide Fluvanna into the
(Coffey) was a good guy. It’s always
cult when you are filling such big
The starting line up: Barbara
But I’m a person with a win/
Horlacher, finance; Jason Smith, parks
I’m not dwelling on what
and recreation; Gail Parrish, human
resources; Wayne Stephens, public
Stephens, who just started four days
works; Allyson Finchum, planning.
prior, said he’s raring to go.
All but Parrish (who was at a training
“I’m looking forward to the
seminar) sat down last week and talked
Stephens said. “Fluvanna
about wanting to work in Fluvanna - in
be looking to reorganize
spite of the fact their predecessors had
itself. I’ve already learned a lot and I’m
been fired en masse after the Board
with my staff.”
found they had
“It’s like a fresh start.”
All nodded in
and several county
that there are many
county staffers who’ve been working
Smith summed it up when he said he
in Fluvanna for years. They intend to
was looking forward to being involved in
take advantage of that institutional
knowledge and build on it.
“I’m excited about the opportunity
All were impressed not just that
to be a part of Fluvanna and the
Nichols conducted the staff survey, but
community and to be progressive,”
that he’s already put a team together to
Smith said. “I did a lot of research and
address many of the concerns.
saw a lot of opportunities in the Parks
Horlacher said too often such surveys
and Recreation department – in the
done but then left on the shelf.
county in general.”
“The Tiger team is a good sign,”
she said. “People who answered (the
“It’s like a fresh start,” she said. “I was
survey) will see something is getting
really impressed with Steve Nichols
Finchum said when she first started
Nichols himself is relieved to have
obvious the staff was concerned
not only filled all senior staff positions
and uneasy about what happened in
but to have found such well-qualified
“I was sensitive to the concerns of
“As I had hoped, we were able
employees and saw the affects of
to get superstars for each of those
happened,” she said. “I tried to
key positions,” Nichols said. “Each
them it was going to be OK –
one of the new managers comes
that I have their back. They respected
with significant work experience,
that and responded right away.”
Finchum said the fact that Nichols
and impressive leadership skills. But
his time to hire just the right
most importantly, they support my
showed his commitment to the
belief that Fluvanna County residents
future, and for getting there with the
deserve to “SEE” our best efforts
through our Service, our Efficiency, and
“The people that Steve Nichols chose
our Effectiveness. I expect great things
have positive energy, vision and
from our team.”
Finchum said. “He wasn’t
Horlacher acknowledged it can be
just anyone. He showed
kind of scary with so many new people
that when he re-advertised for the
at the helm, but it can be a good thing
Department of Public Works director.”
as they work together to enact the
Hearing that, Stephens looked up,
“You’ve got a whole new team to do it
with,” she said.
“No, before he hired you,” she said.
Finchum said she heard Fluvanna
Stephens looked relieved.
was a great place and since she’s been
Smith said everyone sitting around
on the job, her experience confirmed it.
the table is “high energy and want to
make a difference.
development patterns, the choices
“We want to be part of the solution.”
made to provide better buildings –
Allyson Finchum comes from Charles City
BY RUTHANN CARR
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County where she was the director of planning.
Prior to that, she worked as the principal planner
for the Richmond Regional Planning District
Commission. Her undergraduate degree is in
communications and Finchum has a Masters in
urban and regional planning.
Barbara Horlacher is a Certified Public
Accountant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
and a Masters in Business Administration. She
worked as a senior accountant for Hanover
County for three years and most recently
worked as an account manager at VML/VACO in
Human Resources Director
Gail Parrish was a human resources
consultant for Evolution Consulting Group in
Palmyra for the past five years. During the same
time, Parrish worked for Northern Virginia
Community College as the associate director
for Compensation and Benefits. Parrish has a
Bachelor’s Degree in business management and
a Master’s in management.
Parks and Recreation Director
Jason Smith has undergraduate and
graduate degrees in kinesiology and recreation
and sports and recreation management from
James Madison University. Besides working for
the city of Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation
Department, Smith has held director positions
with several community YMCAs.
Public Works Director
Wayne Stephens spent the last eight years
as the director of engineering for the Fauquier
County Water and Sanitation Authority.
Stephens has a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural
engineering and has worked on his Master’s
in the same field. He is a certified professional
Parks and Recreation
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Residents puzzled over drive-in’s failure to open
BY KRISTIN SANCKEN
The Fork Union Drive-In
Photo by Lisa Hurdle
Last summer, the Fork Union DriveIn had a regular season with double
feature showings of the latest movies
every weekend night. But this year,
both the screen and the public remain
in the dark.
“I really don’t know what’s going
on,” said Mary Cook, who lives across
the street from the drive-in. “When my
grandkids come we go two or three
times a year. I know it would be greatly
The 180-car capacity outdoor movie
theater is one of only nine driveins in the state, including the nearby
Goochland Drive-In near Hadensville.
In the heyday of the drive-in theater,
Virginia had 132.
“I hope somebody operates it,
because I think it’s a nice thing – a
good thing for the neighborhood,”
said Tee White, who has lived near the
drive-in for 47 years. Many have voiced
opinions similar to Cook and White’s
People from Chesapeake to Roanoke
have posted concerned messages on
the Fork Union Drive-In’s Facebook
page, wondering when it will open.
There were rumors that it might reopen
for the Fourth of July weekend, but that
did not materialize.
The Fork Union Drive-In was built
by Frayser Francis “F.F.” White in
1953, who operated it until his death
in 2011. White was a go-getter. The
former merchant marine not only
founded the drive-in, but also served as
the postmaster for Bremo Bluff for 20
years, founded Virginia Oil Company in
Charlottesville and served on the Board
of Trustees for Fork Union Military
Academy (among a slew of other
volunteer activities). When White died
at the age of 84 due to complications
during heart surgery, he left the Fork
Union Drive-In to his four children. A
source close to the family said several
offers have been made to buy the
property. White’s daughter, Stephanie
Armistead of Richmond, ran the drivein last summer.
“I think at this point it’s kind of
obvious that it’s not going to open,”
said the source, who asked not to be
The Fluvanna Review tried to contact
the White family for comment, but
didn’t get a response by the time this
article went to press.
July 19, 2012 | FLUVANNA REVIEW |
Photos by David Stemple
Pleasant Grove Community
Gardens feed the hungry
BY RUTHANN CARR
Even during these scorching hot
summer days you can find dedicated
gardeners working to provide food for
themselves and Fluvanna’s hungry.
The Plant a Row program at the
Pleasant Grove Community Gardens
started in 2009 and continues to
grow like the pole beans and sweet
potatoes planted in its soil. Not only do
individual gardeners plant one row to
donate to the hungry, Fluvanna Master
Gardeners have 11 plots where they
grow vegetables for that purpose. So
far, hundreds of volunteer hours have
produced thousands of pounds of
food donated to the Monticello Area
Community Action Agency (MACAA)
Foodbank at Carysbrook, said Joan
Farren, master gardener.
“I grew up with a garden,” Farren
said. “Something we looked forward
to all winter was eating fresh produce
out of our garden. I wanted to make it
available to people who, for whatever
reason, couldn’t grow their own.”
Extension Agent Faye Anderson
helped start the Community Gardens
“I lived in the country all my life,
but when I got married and moved
to my house, I didn’t have room to
have a garden,” Anderson said. “Just
because you live in the country doesn’t
mean you always have room to plant a
As a family nutrition educator,
Anderson also wanted to give the lowincome people she works with access
to garden plots where they could grow
their own fresh vegetables. She admits
that part of the experiment hasn’t been
“With so many issues my clients face
– some working two jobs, available
transportation, health problems – I
haven’t had much success recruiting
clients to come to the garden,”
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Hall got involved for a multitude of
reasons, she said.
“It’s such a worthwhile cause to
ensure that families get fresh produce
instead of packaged foods,” Hall said.
“They can eat fresh, eat organic and try
things they haven’t tried before.”
The gardeners involved in Plant A
Row try to provide three seasons of
produce, Hall said.
In the spring and fall they grow
lettuce, carrots, beets and Swiss chard.
Summer is potatoes, both sweet and
white, and tomatoes.
Jack Best, Harold Sheets and Dan
Henry are three residents who aren’t
master gardeners who’ve worked
tirelessly to cultivate and harvest fresh
produce to donate, Farren said.
“We have 11 plots this year dedicated
to the program,” Farren said. “We’ve
never had so many plots. We have
sweet potatoes and pole beans this year
that we’ve never had. They’ve done
well in the soil.”
The cost to rent a 10 x 15-foot
community garden plot is $50, with
renewal and early bird discounts
available. All plots are rented for this
The community garden provides full
sun, water and deer fencing.
But perhaps the best thing provided
is a sense of community, Anderson
“People enjoy interacting with their
neighbors – people supporting one
another,” she said. “I was at the garden
the other day and someone had a sign
by their plot that said, ‘My mom is
away. Could you please water me?’”
and expertise, plant, water, fertilize and
According to U.S. 2010 Census
harvest fresh vegetables to donate to
statistics, nearly 2,000 Fluvanna
residents live below the federal poverty
According to the food audit, MACAA
has an intake system and families
In 2010, Bolton, Jones and Pinover
are allowed to have one visit to the
conducted a “food policy audit” in
emergency food pantry per month.
Fluvanna County. The company looked
Master Gardener Jan Hall is involved
at land use and community growth
in the Plant A Row program.
policies as well as public health,
She said volunteers harvest every
social equity, land conservation and
Monday morning. Not all volunteers
are master gardeners and Hall said
“The Pleasant Grove Community
anyone can stop by to help.
Gardens allow Fluvanna residents
“We’ll tell them what to harvest,”
to grow their own fresh produce,”
Hall said. “Anyone else who has extra
the report states. ”Although it is not
produce can donate, too. Either take
required, many of the plots are gardened
it to MACAA by noon each Monday or
organically. The community garden
drop it off to the community garden
To read the Fluvanna County
will allow low-income residents to rent
and we’ll take it.”
Food Policy audit go to:
a plot for free. They also offer training to
It’s important that they weigh
those who don’t have gardening skills.
donated produce first so they can keep
Although these opportunities exist,
data on how much is given, Hall said.
in the past few years that the garden
has been in operation, only two plots
have been occupied by
These residents faced
Two of the biggest
gardeners were time
and distance. Many of
the current gardeners
drive up to 20 minutes
to tend their plots. In
can be quite time
residents are working
multiple jobs and have
families to care for,
gardening becomes less
of a priority.
C o m m u n i t y
gardeners stepped into
that gap. As Anderson
continues finding ways
for her clients to access
the garden, those who
Jan Hall, Harold and Judy Sheets garden to provide fresh produce for Fluvanna’s hungry.
do have the desire, time
Photo by Ruthann Carr.
July 19, 2012 | FLUVANNA REVIEW |
Fluvanna artists learn to paint quiet waters
BY PAGE H. GIFFORD
Troy Weidenheimer, the Fluvanna Art Association’s
workshop guru, was back with part three of his
landscape series, this one on how to paint quiet waters.
As most of the members discovered this was not an
easy task and requires years of practice and skill to
make it look effortless. Weidenheimer warned the
group it would not be easy and they were prepared.
Though many amateur artists choose more often
to paint landscapes, they do so because they believe
it will be easier than painting people or even a still
life. Weidenheimer zeroed in on the complexities of
landscape painting and its consequential pitfalls.
“Begin by figuring out which brush strokes will
accomplish creating the shapes,” he said. Breaking
down several photographs, he discussed the angles,
reflections, and shadows. “Spend time looking at the
shadows, the contrast and details. Slow down, read
what you see and translate it.”
He pointed out that foreground, middle ground and
background are critical in landscape painting otherwise
it falls flat and has no depth. Members soon discovered
that there is science to seeing the relationship between
shapes and distance.
Weidenheimer is a true believer in learning to paint
realistically so that an artist can strengthen their eye
and hand skills, seeing and rendering what actually
exists in reality. To achieve this, he explained that
looking at the construction of water and breaking it
down into basic forms helps to paint it.
“The body or actual color of water, without
reflections, is determined by water chemistry. Color
may range from colorless or clear to green or amber or
brown due to mineral staining algae.” Reflections also
affect color value and knowing that light reflected from
dark objects into water are lighter and lighter objects in
water appear darker. He had many other tips regarding
lights and darks and reflections that amateur artists
tend to overlook because they think they know what
it should look like rather than what really is present in
the natural world.
To capture the variety of values associated with
landscape color, he suggested only using 1-5 on the
value scale instead of the usual 1-10 and pre-mixing
the pigments, particularly if using acrylics.
The ripples in the water seemed daunting to some.
“Look at the shapes, ovals, no sharp edges, they
blend smoothly,” he said. “Water has fewer lights and
darks, it compresses the color values of the overall
He also cautioned the members that when painting
a reflection of an object in water, paint the underside
of the object or the mirror image of the object not a
carbon copy of what already is seen.
“There are only a few natural settings in which the
Bob Ross method of simply dragging shoreline colors
downward across a lake will actually resemble what
you see in nature.” He also added, “On real ponds and
streams, and generally in shallow water you are able to
see through the surface to the gravel and rocks below,
as well as seeing a variety of patterns and ripples on
the surface, plus mixed reflections of sky and objects
on shore.” The goal of the workshop was to work on
techniques for painting the actual appearance of ponds
The members went away with a new appreciation of
water in the natural world.
Photo by Page H. Gifford
Emerald Ash Borer attacking growing number of Virginia’s ash trees
187 Million ash trees in Commonwealth now at risk
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a nonnative, invasive, wood-boring beetle
from Asia that was first detected in
Detroit in 2002 and has now spread to
15 states, including Virginia. First found
in Fairfax County in 2003, it has been
recently confirmed in the counties
of Pittsylvania, Halifax, Charlotte,
Mecklenburg, Lee, Buchanan, Hanover,
Warren, Caroline, Prince Edward, Giles,
Loudoun and Stafford. Previous finds
include the counties of Arlington,
Prince William and Frederick.
Virginia Department of Forestry
(VDOF) Forest Health Specialist Dr.
Chris Asaro said, “EAB is capable of
killing all 187 million native ash trees
in Virginia, regardless of their initial
health and condition. In addition to the
ecological problems this will cause, it
will have a significant economic impact
on the Commonwealth.”
State Forester of Virginia Carl Garrison
said, “While the ash tree’s most famous
product is baseball bats, it’s also used
for flooring, cabinets, tool handles and
pallets. The ash resource for Virginia is
estimated to have a total value of $170
million, primarily from sawtimber. But
the impacts associated with EAB go way
beyond that. Government at all levels
will face tens of millions of dollars in
expenses for removal of the dead trees,
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the planting of replacement trees and
the loss of ecosystem services provided
by urban and suburban ash trees.”
For the last four years, the VDOF
has partnered with several other
businesses and the federal government
to slow the spread of the EAB
through a “Don’t Move Firewood”
campaign. Unfortunately – and in
spite of state-mandated quarantines in
several counties – citizens and visitors
to the commonwealth continue to
carry firewood from infested areas to
non-infested areas, thereby delivering
the shiny green and highly destructive
beetles to new stands of ash trees,
which they can kill in just three years.
Asaro said, “We know [that people
are moving EAB through untreated
firewood] because, on average, adult
borers fly no more than a mile or two,
if that, on their own each year.”
While reluctant to make any
predictions, the VDOF entomologist
said, “…based on what little I have
seen so far, it’s easy for me to imagine
emerald ash borer rendering ash trees in
Virginia ecologically and economically
extinct within a few decades from
Dr. Asaro said, “Depending on several
factors, such as location and size,
removing a dead ash tree in
an urban area could easily
cost a city or town more
than $1,000 per tree.
Multiply that by tens of
thousands of ash trees
and you can easily see
the tremendous financial
impact EAB will have on
Virginia’s local governments.”
EAB is extremely difficult to detect
early due to its cryptic nature — it
spends most of its life cycle as a grub,
or larva, feeding under the bark. Once
discovered, it is often determined to
have been present in an area for many
years. Oftentimes, trees are infested and
re-infested for several years before they
begin to show characteristic symptoms.
Dr. Asaro said, “By the time EAB is
detected, trees are usually dead or
dying, and the insect has already spread
to new locations. … The plain fact
is that we have never before seen an
insect pest like the emerald ash borer;
we have never dealt with a non-native,
invasive wood-boring beetle that feeds
in the cambium and girdles trees with
such speed and efficiency. If we can’t
locate EAB before trees begin dying, it’s
nearly impossible to get ahead of it and
slow it down.”
The release of
insect biological control agents against
EAB is under way. While scientists
won’t know for some time what positive
benefit this will have (if any), they
believe it is worth trying, provided it can
be done safely (without unanticipated,
non-target impacts). Biological control,
unfortunately, has shown more failures
than successes in attempts to deal with
other insect populations.
Garrison said, “Unless individual ash
trees are of great size and of significant
value – for example those found at
Mount Vernon, in the city of Abingdon
or at the University of Virginia, the cost
and practicality of performing chemical
applications on individual trees, let
alone 187 million of them, every two
to three years is prohibitive.” – Virginia
Department of Forestry
Memorial Baptist Bible school
The Fluvanna Republican Committee
will hold its next monthly meeting
on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the
Fluvanna County Library. All residents to
are welcomed. www.fluvannarepublican.
Memorial Baptist Church will hold its
Vacation Bible School on July 25 from
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 50 Old Columbia
Road, just off Rt 6 at Columbia. Childcare
provided before and after. 434-842-3116.
Wesley’s Chapel homecoming
Wesley’s Chapel revival
Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist
Church will hold its homecoming
worship service on Sunday, August 5 at
11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Gene Thomas.
A covered dish lunch with follow the
service and a song service will be held at
2 p.m. with Beth Brookman, Gary Osteen,
Warren Tillman and others. 1807 Rolling
Road South near Scottsville.
Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist
Church will hold revival services on
August 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. each
evening with the Rev. Dr. Gene Thomas
and special music. 1807 Rolling Road
South near Scottsville.
Send your Fluvanna happenings to
Little firefighters day
The Palmyra Volunteer Fire Company
Ladies Auxiliary will host a Litte
Firefighter Day on Saturday, July 21 from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and
features games and interactive fire safety
demonstrations for kids. Lunch will be
available for purchase.
Alyssa Divers smiled at the crowd via Skype
as Betsy Divers held up the computer tablet.
Photo courtesy of Courtney Lambert.
Family fun day
Free Union Gospel Church in
Gordonsville will hold family fun day on
July 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pleasant
Grove on Rt. 53.
Concert to benefit Alyssa
The Sojourners United Church of
Christ congregation will hold a concert to
benefit Alyssa Divers on Saturday July 21
from 3 to 6 p.m. at 1017 Elliot Avenue,
Charlottesville. The concert will feature
music and singing by Adrian Duke, Ashley
McMillen, the Durty Weasels, Stuart
Gunter, and more. Admission is $10 per
person and free for children 10-years-old
Rockin for a Reason
Rooms for a Reason, a non-profit
organizatin dedicated to redecorating
rooms for cancer patients, will hold a
fundraiser at the Elks Club on 389 Elk
Drive in Charlottesville on July 21 from
7 to 11 p.m. There will be food and music
and a silent auction. Tickets are $15 per
The Persimmon Tree Players of
Fluvanna County will hold auditions for
Mary Chase’s Harvey on July 23 and
24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carysbrook
Performing Arts Center, 8880 James
Madison Highway, Fork Union. Six
women, six men plus stagehands are
needed. Auditions will include cold
readings from the script. Beth Sherk, 434842-3090. www.persimmontreeplayers.
Over $12,000 raised for Alyssa
BY KRISTIN SANCKEN
Through intermittent storms of rain, lightning and hail
the “Live Alyssa Live!” fundraiser for 10-year-old Fluvanna
cancer-fighter Alyssa Divers soldiered on, ending with an
“As soon as I saw it, I was covered in goosebumps,” said
Melissa Kraft of Charlottesville. “A rainbow is a symbol of
hope and it was amazing that the rainbow showed up at
the conclusion of such an awe-inspiring event. I only wish
the Divers’ family could have seen it.”
The event, which took place on Sunday, July 15 at
Pleasant Grove, raised over $12,000 for the Divers family.
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for treatment after the standard protocol for children’s
cancers at the University of Virginia medical center failed.
Alyssa’s favorite color, blue, could be seen on ubiquitous
bracelets, t-shirts, and temporary tattoos all declaring
the mantra “Live Alyssa Live!” which was coined by her
mother, the Rev. Lynn Litchfield Divers in her blog posts
updating friends and family about Alyssa’s cancer.
Alyssa Divers and her family used technology to be
present at the fundraiser held in her honor. Aunt Betsy
Divers held the computer screen up to the crowd cheering
for her. “It was the absolute best moment of the evening,”
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FAST swimmers defeat friendly Frogs
CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA BOWEN
When FAST swimmers travel to
compete against the Farmington
Frogs, thoughts of touch pads, ice
cream sandwiches, and good sportsmanship come to mind.
The Frogs know how to get in the
spirit by turning the pool green before
each meet as a longtime Farmington
tradition. They make every swimmer
feel welcome with a handshake after
a close race and a treat on your way
out. With spirits high, the Makos saw
many large time drops throughout
the night and improved to 3 – 1 on
the season with a 589 – 500 win over
This keeps Fluvanna Aquatics
Sports Team in a close race for the
regular-season division I title. This
Wednesday (July 18), they will face
the Fairview Seahorses (3 – 1) to decide the title as well as a score for the
coveted sportsmanship award. FAST
last won the sportsmanship award
in 2008 as a division III member and
has yet to win a sportsmanship award
or division team award in division
I. Swimmers, coaches, and parents
all hope to bring the sportsmanship
award back to FAST and back to Fluvanna County.
Individually, the Makos saw significant personal growth as many swimmers continued to improve. eightyear-old Ahmad Woodson dropped
12.8 seconds in his 25 freestyle
his teammates Nate Klipp, William
Dudzik, and Paul Cumiskey also im-
proved. On the girl’s side, Alexa John
Hudock, Rachel Scopelliti, Gwunyth
Hansen, Ashlyn Saylor, and Abigail
Kimble all improved. Kimble and
Saylor combined for a total drop of
more than 17 seconds. Rhett Jones
achieved his gold time for the season in the 50 meter freestyle with a
time of 37.86 and a first place finish
for the Makos, he also dropped three
seconds in the 50 meter backstroke to
achieve his second gold time standard
of the night. Teammates Emma DiFazio and Abby Harlow joined Jones
by also achieving a gold standard in
the 50 meter freestyle. DiFazio continued her evening with another gold
time swim in the 50 meter butterfly.
Ana Kuzemka also achieved her gold
time standard in the 50 meter butter-
fly by dropping almost two seconds.
The younger swimmers were not the
only ones to achieve new gold time
standards: assistant coach Ben Nalle
earned also earned a gold time in the
50 meter butterfly. One of our younger makos made a big splash in the
six and under 25 meter backstroke:
Marena Raines, in her second meet
of the season, dropped more than 15
seconds to finish second and earn her
first gold time standard. During the
last set of events, the long freestyle,
FAST swimmer Abigail Brown earned
one last gold time standard. Next
week, look for a list of all of our gold
time standards as FAST wraps up the
regular season and prepares for the
JSL championships at Fork Union on
July 27 and 28.
Girls’ softball win three trophies
On Monday (July 2) the Fluvanna
Girls’ Softball League (FGSL) won three
Dixie Girls’ Softball District Tournament
The Darlings (5-8 years old) won
second place, the Angels (9-10) won
second and the Belles (13-15) won the
After a great contest in the final
game, the Darlings lost to Powhatan
by only one while the Angels also lost
to the undefeated Amelia by one in
extra innings. Finally, the Belles beat
Goochland to win the championship
title in one of its four wins by slaughter
rule. On July 20, the Belles will compete
in the Dixie State Tournament and, if
they are successful, will progress to
the World Series, which will be held in
Powhatan on August 3.
In only four years, FGSL has had
seven district championship teams.
Tournament (All-Star) teams are made
up of players from FGSL’s regular
season teams. In the 2012 season, the
league had the greatest number of
teams and players in its 16 year history.
Most players on Fluvanna’s travel
teams and school teams today started
with, and many still play, for FGSL.
FGSL’s philosophy is that they are in
the people business: family fun and
learning great values. With more than
one hundred families participating
each year, many girls growing into
higher levels of softball and so many
championship teams, this philosophy
must be working.
To top it all off, two days after
winning the championship, FGSL also
won the first place trophy for best float
in the Scottsville Fourth of July parade.
The Darlings won second place.
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The Belles won the district championship.
The Angels won second place.
The Rose Deborah Altschull
Endowment For Youth has
launched it’s fifth annual “Bright
Start for Kids” program and wants
your help. The program provides
back-to-school necessities for
less-fortunate second graders in
The endowment was started
on April 2, 2008 and has shown
a steady growth pattern from
day one. By the end of June
2012 we had received donations
amounting to more than $60,000
from more than 275 different
donors. This has always been a
“working endowment,” meaning
that we have sponsored projects
beginning in the first year of the
endowment’s inception through
today, more than exceeding the
federal requirement of a 5 percent
distribution of assets each year for
a 501(c)(3) charity.
With school beginning on
August 13, the Endowment Board
is working in close coordination
with the Fluvanna County School
Administration to ensure that
“Bright Start for Kids” backpacks
are ready for distribution the first
day of school. This year we will be
supplying 60 backpacks stuffed
with all of the required school
Anyone that would like to
sponsor a child heading back
to school is invited to make a
contribution. The cost to sponsor
a child is $50, and of course
no donation is too big or too
small. The endowment is a part
of and managed by the Rotary
Foundation of Fluvanna County.
Therefore contributions should be
written to “The Rotary Foundation
of Fluvanna County Virginia” with
a note in the memo section of
the check to direct the donation
to “The Rose Deborah Altschull
Endowment For Youth.”
Mailing Address: Rotary Club Of
Fluvanna County, c/o Jerry Steffel,
4 Lakeview Circle, Palmyra, Va.
22963. All donations are 100
percent tax deductible.
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16 Male bee
17 Eye part
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20 Fireplace shelf
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25 Cotton pod
27 Scottish lake
29 Dog type
32 Leg covering
37 ____ the edge
40 Head covering
43 Female rabbit
44 Make amends
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60 Photo badge
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The Fluvanna County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing pursuant to Virginia Code Sections 15.2-2204 on Wednesday, July
25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., in the Circuit Court Room at the Fluvanna County
Courts Building in Palmyra, Virginia to consider the following items:
Town of Columbia
P.O. Box 779, Columbia, VA 23038
Professional Personal Property Liquidation
Two Sales! See pictures in Newsletter
Saturday, July 21, 2012,
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, July 22, 1-4 p.m.
Monday Bargains! 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
14 Sand Trap Terrace, Lake Monticello,
Palmyra, VA 22963
Take newspaper ad for admittance at Main Gate. No
directional signs allowed; look for flowers at corners.
Pursuant to Virginia Code Sec. 15.22506 a public hearing on the proposed
FY2012 budget for the Town of Columbia will be held on Tuesday July 24, 2012
at the Town Hall located on Washington
Street in the Town of Columbia. Copies of
the proposed budget will be made available
at the meeting. A copy can be obtained, in
advance, at the Town Hall beginning July
17th. Any questions should be directed to
Kerry Hammond (434-0 842-1097)
Directions: 64E to right at Keswick Exit 129 for 6
mi.; right on Rt. 600; right on Rt. 618 to left to Main
Gate. Left on Jefferson around to left on Bunker; right
on Ponderosa; right on Oak Grove; left on Sand Trap
Terrace. House on left.
Beautiful rugs, oak bookcases/sofa table/4 upholstered stools, tan sectional sofa, cherry corner desk
& small TV armoire, tools, ladders, Redskins football
team collectibles, & so much more!
Joan LeGallo 434-882-4676
508 Marian Place,
Staunton, VA 24401
Note: This sale opens Saturday at 10 a.m. ;
Sunday & Monday hours , as always.
Directions: I-64W to 81 North to Exit 225; left on
VA262 for 4 mi. to left on Shutterlee; right on Bull
Run; right on Marian. House on right.
An amazing array of furniture & collectibles including carved 4-poster beds/dressers/chests of drawers/
nightstands, slot machine, dolls, stone-topped patio
furniture, grill, neon beer signs, Dept. 56 Christmas
items, china, pool table & more!
Beverly Smith 434-960-4865
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SUP 12:05 – Robert S. Hale-Mackinnon - A request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) to
allow for an educational facility with respect to 5.193 acres of Tax Map 23, Section A,
Parcel 48. The property is zoned A-1 (Agricultural, General) and is located on the north
side of Perkins Road (State Route 623) near its intersection with Kents Store Way (Route
659). The property is located in the Columbia Election District and is within the Rural
Preservation Planning Area.
Copies of the complete text of the above ordinances and associated plans are available for
public review at the Office of the Fluvanna County Administrator during normal business
hours. The public is invited to attend these hearings at which persons affected may appear
and present their views. Questions or comments may be directed to Planning & Community Development Department, at (434) 591-1910.
The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing
pursuant to Virginia Code Sections 15.2-2204 on Wednesday, August 1,
2012 at 7:00 p.m., in the Circuit Court Room at the Fluvanna County Courts
Building in Palmyra, Virginia to consider the following item:
SUP 12:05 – Robert S. Hale-Mackinnon - A request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) to allow
for an educational facility with respect to 5.193 acres of Tax Map 23, Section A, Parcel 48.
The property is zoned A-1 (Agricultural, General) and is located on the north side of Perkins
Road (State Route 623) 0.8 miles east of its intersection with Kents Store Way (Route 659).
The property is located in the Columbia Election District and is within the Rural Preservation
Copies of the complete text of the above ordinances and associated plans are available for
public review at the Office of the Fluvanna County Administrator during normal business
hours. The public is invited to attend these hearings at which persons affected may appear
and present their views. Questions or comments may be directed to Planning & Community
Development Department, at (434) 591-1910.
SERVICES IS SEEKING A BENEFIT PROGRAMS SPECIALIST I:
Interviews applicants, determines benefits for SNAP (formally known
as Food Stamps), TANF, Medicaid, and other
programs in Social Services agency. Candidate must be reliable and possess excellent
customer service, communication skills,
writing skills, organization skills, with ability to determine qualifications for financial
assistance. High School diploma or equivalency required. Experience preferred. Salary
$28,759. All state applications must be submitted online at http://jobs.agencies.virginia
.gov/. Application deadline is 07/23/12.
Senior Procurement Specialist # 1106
Fluvanna County is seeking an individual to perform professional procurement services exercising extensive independent judgment and management capabilities. Duties involve complex and specialized work in the procurement of a variety of supplies,
materials, vehicles, equipment, public works and capital outlay projects, professional
and non-professional services, and other services required by, but not limited to, Fluvanna County staff.
Prepare formal solicitation packages including review and preparation of detailed technical specifications, terms and conditions, bonding and surety information, sample contract, and special instructions.
Assist management in developing bid request and proper preparation of procurement documents. Prepares, reviews, and negotiates contracts for materials, equipment, supplies, construction, public works
and capital outlay projects, and for professional and non-professional services. Monitor and evaluate
vendor performance and contract compliance and assist in maintaining the integrity and administration
of the organization’s purchasing system.
Requires an Associate’s degree in business or public administration and considerable purchasing experience, preferably in the public sector; or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and
experience. Desired professional certification from a recognized purchasing related organization, such
as Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO). Hourly Rate
Starting at $18.20 DOQ + benefits.
Submit a cover letter, resume, references, and County application to [email protected] Applications are available on the county website at www.co.fluvanna.va.us. Position open until filled. EOE.
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All real estate advertised in the Fluvanna Review is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin…” The Virginia Fair Housing
Law also makes it illegal to discriminate because of elderliness (age 55 and over). The Fluvanna Review will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All real estate advertised in this paper is available on an equal opportunity basis.
AIRPORT MOTORS, ZION CROSSROADS: 06 Hundai Sonata $8,999 – 05
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WAREHOUSE CLEANER & HANDYMAN: Part time, 12-15 hours per week.
Flexible, reliable, good honest worker.
Hourly pay. Some heavy lifting working
with pallets and tools. Carysbrook area
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com or 434-842-1180.
ABC PRESCHOOL CELEBRATING
OUR 26TH YEAR and 8 YEARS at 64 TOBYWAY! We are oﬀering 25% oﬀ of your
first child and 50% oﬀ of your second
child through August 31, 2012 (for one
year) for new students at 64 Toby Way.
Call 434-589-2738 for special pricing
and more information.
BAYBERRY CUSTOM FRAMING: We
carry Fluvanna H.S. Scrapbooking paper, books, plus art supplies. Our hours
are Wed, Thurs, Fri 10-4 and Sat 9-1.
New Fluco paper has been ordered, so
come on in and see us! 739 C Lake Monticello Road. 434-591-0918.
CERTIFIED INTERIOR DECORATOR,
Dianna Campagna. Need home decorating & remodeling ideas? Dianna can help
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you create a space to enjoy on any budget. 15 years of experience. Call Blue
Ridge Building Supply & Home Center at
DOG SITTING in our home. Taking a
trip? The family dog can’t go? Leave
your pet with us. We will care for it like it
is our own. Call Christy at 434-589-6356
GRAVITY’S EDGE: Computer repair,
networking, training, data recovery. Free
pick-up and drop-oﬀ (subject to location). Complete PC Care Optimization
Package $99.95. Call 434-589-6600.
MASSAGE BY LAURA: Gentle, relaxing,
full body massage. One hour $40. Call
434-962-0111 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
ONLINE CLASSES: iLearnVirginia oﬀers
middle and high school level courses, including all core subjects, Honors and AP
classes. In-person tutoring and support.
We serve homeschool, private and public school students. Lake residents, certified teachers. Call 434-962-2839, and
visit us at www.ilearnvirginia.com.
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DRIVEWAY STONE: 9-ton Slate Crush
Run $150, Stone $200 (Average). Includes delivery and spread. Call 434420-2002.
FURNITURE & WOOD WORKING
TOOLS: Four piece, Kinkaid, solid wood,
bedroom set. Table saw, belt sander, drill
press, jig saw, grinder, chop saw, router
with Rockler table. Call 434-589-8244.
HP PAVILION ELITE d5100t PC
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919GB Harddrive. Retail: $2,000+. Selling for $850/obo. For more info call 434996-5523 or Email [email protected]
PREMIUM FIREWOOD for sale, $85 for
a pick-up truck load. Please call Dane or
Andrea at Smith Tree Surgeons. Home
434-589-2689 or Cell 454-872-3814.
CONDO FOR RENT - 2 bdrm, 1.5 bth
condo near Pen Park. 1096 sq ft with
great storage. New kitchen and baths.
Close to downtown, Fashion Square, 29
corridor. $1050/month. Available 8/1.
KENT STORE WAY HOUSE on 2 acres
for Rent. 4 bedroom, 1 bath, ranch style
home approximately 1300 square feet.
Pet is negotiable. Shed available for
storage. $1200 per month. Security deposit and one year lease necessary. 540832-0582.
THIS WEEK’S PET
Hair Care in the Convenience
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mask - not to mention the enchanting bit of white on my muzzle - I am
the real deal. I am an athletic dog and
would LOVE to be someone’s running
buddy. I am about a year old and the
folks at the shelter say I’m fully vaccinated and have tested negative for
heartworms. So - what’s keeping you?
Come adopt me today at the Fluvanna
SPCA! Fluvanna SPCA, 5239 Union Mills
Road, Troy, VA (434) 591-0123.
LAKE MONTICELLO HOUSE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1600 square foot house
just inside the main gate. The house was
completely redone 4 years ago. All appliances are there including W/D. Rent is
$1250 a month. One month rent security
deposit. Please contact 434-996-9125
for more information.
FSPCA SPONSORS NEEDED for our
“Pet of the Week” ad in the Fluvanna Review. Your name and/or business name
will be printed in the ad as sponsor. Call
Diane at the Fluvanna Review, 434-5911000, Ext 21.
OLD COINS: I BUY OLD COINS. 434466-7968
WANTING TO RENT: We would like
to find a 1-3 month rental at the lake,
preferably furnished, in Spring or Fall.
We lived at lake for almost 20 years
but left in 2005. We miss the atmosphere
of the lake. 804-221-1082
YARD/MOVING SALE at the corner of
Rt. 15/6 and Pine Lane in Fork Union.
Saturday, July 14 from 8am-12 noon.
Home goods, clothing, craft items, etc.
No early birds please!
MOVING SALE: 47 Bolling Circle, Lake
Monticello, on 7/14 and 7/21/12. Furniture and Tools. 434-589-2173
SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: Monticello Country Realtors supports local
businesses. See our “Featured Business
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Nominal Opening Bid: $25,000
601 Jefferson Dr. East,
4BR 2.5BA 2,128sf+/Sells: 12:00PM
Sun., Jul. 29 on site
Many properties now available for online bidding!
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VA Broker: Bradford P White Re Lic 0225 200549;
Williams & Williams Re Lic 0226 023368
Auctioneer: Cody Lowderman Auc Lic 2907003987
Palmyra United Methodist Church lives green
CONTRIBUTED BY CINDY BROWN
“Going green.” Adults are encouraged
to do it, kids are taught to do it,
and many companies expect their
employees to do it, but what exactly
does “it” mean? Although there are a
variety of meanings to “going green,”
Palmyra United Methodist Church
(PUMC) has decided to “live it,” basing
their actions on the belief that God gave
us a beautiful world and asked in return
that we be good stewards and care for
our surroundings. Whether that means
turning the thermostat down and the
lights off before leaving the building
or making photo copies on both sides
of a sheet of paper, PUMC is paying
attention. “Green tips” are even in the
weekly bulletin, and green reminder
signs/posters are posted around the
The ideas for “going green” are
endless, and with a little thought
and effort, we can all make
a difference. Whether you
participate in an existing
program or create one of your
own, together we can build a
healthier and more plentiful
How can you become involved?
Here are some other PUMCinspired
already in place or planned for
• Saving pop tabs for the Ronald
McDonald House. The Ronald
McDonald House, close to UVA
Hospital, serves out-of-town
and out-of-state families who
have a child in the hospital. To
assist parents in need, the
Ronald McDonald House can
turn pop tabs into cash —
1,000 tabs equals one pound
of metal, and thus far PUMC
has given 64,500 tabs. One
collected cans from
his workplace, and
in one year raised
$236 for the Ronald
When the PUMC
in, $110 was raised
in three months. Another
member, a teacher at
Academy (FUMA), asked
the academy to help and
14,000 additional tabs
went to Ronald McDonald
House. Saving tabs is easy
to do and reminds people
to think about helping
sneakers, no matter the
condition, that can be
made into play surfaces
(like running tracks, tennis
courts or playgrounds)
through the Nike Reusea-Shoe project. Although
PUMC is too far from
Kids crushed aluminum cans for the environment.
a collection outlet to make a
regular donation, members of the
congregation collect and deliver
shoes when a member is planning to
pass by an outlet.
• Create a ‘recycling guide’ for Fluvanna
residents, listing recycle sites in both
Fluvanna and Charlottesville.
• Knitting and crocheting tote bags
and mats for the homeless from
plastic grocery bags would be a great
project. Directions can be found on
• Giving alternative gifts. A variety
of ways to honor friends/family
members was offered on a Sunday
before Christmas. Instead of mailing
Christmas cards, they were posted
in the narthex of the church and the
“stamp” money was donated to a
• The ideas for “going green” are
endless. With a little thought and
effort, we can all make a difference.
Being good stewards of the beautiful
world God gave us — that is it in a
There are a number of local,
national and international mission
organizations that can use your time. In
addition, there is a list available that
gives simple ways to make a gift of your
time to others. For more green tips, just
Google “green tips” and a wealth of
information will appear.
To know more about Palmyra United
Methodist Church check out our
website at www.palmyramethodist.
com or call us at 434-589-5008.
Worship services are on Sundays at
8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
July 19, 2012 | FLUVANNA REVIEW |
Dog and owner reunited after seven-month recess
BY MANDY KLINE
Zoë Worrell was reunited with her dog
Zahra on Monday (July 9) after seven
months of separation. Fluvanna County’s
SPCA had been sheltering Zahra under
the special care of Erika Proctor, animal
Zahra, a seven-year-old pitbull/
American bulldog mix, was known as
‘Atlanta’ around the FSPCA, the name
she was given by the shelter manager
when she was taken in as a stray. “At
Lake Monticello Fire & Rescue
All Regular $50 Games
Will Pay $75
Addition to Our Six $100 Games
or more players to pay $1000 pot.
* As of date 07-19-12
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
Early Bird 6:45 p.m.
10 Slice Rd. Palmyra
(Off Rt. 600, near CVS & Dogwood Rest.)
Questions? Call 434-591-1018
some shelters dogs get numbers, but
here everyone gets names,” said Proctor.
“They’re not just a statistic; we care about
every one of them.”
Zahra was found wandering around
Troy, about 24 miles from where she
initially went missing around the Fry
Springs area in Charlottesville. “This dog
is amazingly built,” said Worrell when
explaining how it might’ve been possible
for Zahra to travel such a long way. “She
is a very adventurous dog.”
In fact, Worrell added, when she
adopted Zahra from a shelter in New
Mexico, she found out that the dog had
been brought in after wandering around
in the desert — pregnant.
Zahra escaped her home in the Fry
Springs area after breaking four windows
and three doors, according to Worrell.
Zahra suffers from severe confinement
issues, which tend to only be remedied
by the company of other creatures
surrounding her, according to Worrell.
“She gets freaked out when there isn’t
another living thing for her to take care
of around her,” said Worrell.
When Zahra’s confinement issues
overwhelm her, she tends to try to escape
her current environment, sometimes
resulting in broken windows and doors.
This was the case with Zahra’s first
foster family after arriving at the FSPCA,
according to Proctor.
Proctor recounted that Zahra broke
a window belonging to the family,
prompted by her being left home alone
just days after adoption. Shortly after the
incident, she was returned to the FSPCA.
Zahra was adopted a second time, then
once again returned.
During a tracking chip installation, the
veterinarian that Zahra’s second adopted
family took her to, found that there was
already a tracking chip implanted in
The chip had failed to bond correctly
with Zahra’s muscle tissue, and therefore
traveled down her shoulder and into her
arm, according to Proctor.
Proctor made it clear that all strays
are scanned as soon as they come in. In
Zahra’s case, the scanner did not detect
a chip because it was not in the correct
location. Once the chip was discovered,
Proctor was able to gather Worrell’s
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name and phone
number and let her
know that her long
lost dog wasn’t lost
Worrell was at
a wedding in New
Mexico when she got
the call from Proctor
about Zahra. Due to
issues, she could
not be crated and
Worrell needed to
first fly to Florida
– her new home
– then drive up to
Virginia to retrieve
Zahra takes a rest from her adventures.
Photo courtesy of Charlottesville Newsplex.
from the University
of Virginia with
Zahra being adopted into a new family
a music and English major, Worrell is
didn’t particularly disturb or upset
currently seeking employment in South
Worrell. “It wouldn’t have bothered me
Florida, her hometown. “I really need to
if I found out that she was adopted by a
go to graduate school for what I want to
family that really loved her,” said Worrell.
do,” said Worrell.
“The fact that she got returned two times
Worrell is hoping to be able to work
kind of upsets me more. I love the dog too
with less-advantaged youth in the future,
much to not want her happy.”
possibly teaching in juvenile detention
Worrell also expressed worries about
centers so that kids who are living there
Zahra’s state of health, as she has
can learn the subjects that they would
acquired some new scars and health
learn in school normally.
issues since her separation from Worrell
Worrell has always had a passion for
back in December of 2011. Worrell said
helping underprivileged kids, or more
that she doesn’t necessarily believe that
specifically, youth from abusive or
these health issues were results of poor
otherwise detrimental backgrounds. She
treatment from the temporary owners
was involved with a program called the
of Zahra, but more possibly side effects
DreamTree Project in New Mexico where
of Zahra’s unfortunate panic instinct of
youth who were trapped in abusive
breaking windows and doors to escape
situations could come seek solace from
the chaos of their home lives.
It is not a normal occurrence for FSPCA
The shelter’s mission is to “offer a
dogs to be returned to the shelter after
continuum of youth care unmatched
adoption, explained Proctor. “In the 13
in the state of New Mexico,” assisting
years that I’ve been fostering, I’ve only
youth at various levels including
seen six returned to the rescue,” said
immediate need, transitioning to longerProctor. “I really think she was just trying
term assistance, supervised residential
to find her mom.”
support, and then helping the youth
“I feel completely grateful to have her
move into approved housing within the
back,” said Worrell. “The way the universe
greater community, according to the
works can be kind of crazy.” Worrell and
project’s website, dreamtreeproject.org.
Zahra will resume life together as it was
Even though Zahra was adopted twice
before, along with Worrell’s cat, Bow, and
during her time at the FSPCA, the idea of
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CONTRIBUTED BY RANDY SEELYE
A crew of local teenage scouts and their leaders
went on a life changing summer trek through the
Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout
Ranch in Cimarron New Mexico. Philmont covers
214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails
that start at 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441. The
Scouts from local Fluvanna Troop 138 and Troop
154 hiked for 61 miles over 10 days. They are
pictured above at the top of Mt. Phillips at 11,770
The Scouts and their advisors carried
everything they needed to survive during the trek
on their backs while hiking from camp to camp.
The loads exceeded 60 pounds at times. They
participated in backcountry programs along the
way that included rock climbing, rappelling, fly
fishing, and black powder shooting. The trek also
included a conservation project where the Scouts
learned to build new trails while maintaining the
balance of the Philmont ecosystem. Along the
trek, Scouts endured tough challenges including
backpacking in bear and mountain lion territory,
steep climbs, and inclement weather.
The crew made what amounts to a Scouting
pilgrimage with their trip to Philmont. Philmont
Scout Ranch in the Boy Scouts of America
Premier High Adventure Camp and is
the largest youth camp in the world
serving nearly one million participants
Our local leaders, parents, and
Scouts want to congratulate these
scouts on accomplishing a great
For more information on Scouting
in Fluvanna County, go to www.
Fluvanna Scouts at
Philmont Scout Ranch.
A Fluvanna Scout rappelled
down a cliff in New Mexico.
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