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“We tried really hard,” said Dana Colorado.  “You know, these dogs are everything to us.”

Colorado and her friend, Tommy Barton, live in a modest home surrounded by trees and dog pens; inside each pen at least one dog bounces and barks.  “It started out with one Otterhound that lived nearby,” said Colorado.  “He would travel over here and got the first dog pregnant; then a lab came by and got another one pregnant – and then it was just totally out of control.”

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Magician Wes Iseli is bringing his act to the Fluvanna area on July 30 to benefit Parkinson’s research.  Performances will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Victory Hall in Scottsville.  Iseli performed just last month at the Fluvanna library; many who saw his show expressed interest in attending the July 30 event.

Iseli, 38, became a professional magician – with a business license – right out of college; but had been fascinated with magic since he was a little boy. “The first trick I ever saw was when a guy pulled a coin out from behind my ear,” he said with a laugh.  “I was hooked after that.”

 

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At Pleasant Grove Park, there is room for nature.

A meadow revitalization plan at Pleasant Grove Park, led by volunteer and Master Naturalist Walter Hussy, is an ongoing success story.  Of 950 trees planted around the meadow, only 20 had to be replaced last year.  The original swath of wildflowers and native grasses planted around the meadows to create a pathway for quail has doubled from 20 feet in width to 40.  Evergreen seedlings like pine and cedar that have sprouted in the meadows are being removed by hand.  All of this is done at no cost to the county – the trees and plants and seeds were gotten for free as part of programs through the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or the Department of Forestry, or a multitude of nonprofits. Hundreds of hours of work is done by volunteers.

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In the age of Google, it is easy to believe that the history of anything can be discovered with a quick internet search.

Sometimes, though, the answers are bit harder to find.

As the Fluvanna Historical Society does research for its next publication on Fluvanna’s Rosenwald schools, no stone is being left unturned.

 

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There’s not much fanfare on Rt. 15 for the presence of Camp Friendship – just a sign by dusty Rt. 644 near Palmyra passed by hundreds of Fluvanna drivers during their daily commutes.

It might surprise those drivers to learn that just a short way down the winding country road is a camp with a reputation that stretches around the world.

“People drive by Rt. 15 and they have no idea all this is here,” said Alina Ackenbom, wife of camp founder and owner Chuck Ackenbom, as she gestured to the path leading down to the lake where children clutched paddles, ready to canoe.

 

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