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Economic Development Director Bobby Popowicz and Senior Planner Allyson Finchum.Changes have come to Fluvanna County in the formation of a new, streamlined Economic Development Department. The restructuring of the Planning Department and the addition of economic development is a merger meant to bring a brighter future to the county.

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Rob Browning with his art.It was hot, triple digit temperature day and in Palmyra they had no electricity, so things were heating up at Maggie’s house and elsewhere. But by 11, the lights and air conditioning were back on and the artists were chatting with onlookers about their work at the second annual Artist’s Studio Tour.

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Peg Redd's artwork

Eight area artists will be participating in the upcoming Second Annual Artist’s Studio Tour to benefit the Fluvanna County Historical Society on June 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Historical Society is sponsoring a studio tour to raise money for the Endowment Fund while promoting Fluvanna’s artists.
New to the tour this year are longer hours to allow visitors to reach every studio. Add a comment

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FireworksFluvanna’s Fourth of July festivities have come a long way in the last sixty years.  When local realtor Adele Schaefer moved to Fluvanna in 1950 from Ridgewood, New Jersey, her father was disappointed in the rural area’s lack of celebratory activities.

“Ridgewood celebrated the Fourth of July in a major, major big way,” said Schaefer.  “When we got down here to our farm in Bybee, the Fourth of July was practically nonexistent.  There was nothing.  The only thing – if they did anything – was to go fishing.”

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Mug of beerAbout 7,000 people streamed onto the grounds at Pleasant Grove Saturday (June 23) for Fluvanna’s First BBQ, Bands and Brews festival, sponsored by the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce.

After days of humid weather with temperatures in the high 90s, a “cold” front came through bringing with it thunder, lightning and lots of rain the day before. Left in its wake was less humid weather but plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the high 80s. Enough to sweat by with a touch of a breeze to cool off. Add a comment

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