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Lake home offers spooky fun for families, trick-or-treaters

Alison and Natalie SimmonsWith Halloween just days away, David Simmons is working like a fiend to complete the final touches on his carnival of horrors.

Today he is arranging the neon green LED lights that he wants to run through the oak trees in the ghouls’ cemetery. There’s a forecast for rain showers, so he will wait another day to bring out the brain-eating zombie and the headless bride.

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“You’ve got to work within your budget.”
“I have no idea where the money would come from.”
“I’d love to say we have a magic wand, but we’re in a very bad condition.”
“I don’t see how we can do it.”

After hearing those comments from the Board of Supervisors, no one seemed surprised at the “no” vote Wednesday (Oct. 17) on the school’s funding request.

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Superintendent meets with teachersAfter two recent attempts to seek additional money from the Board of Supervisors, Superintendent Gena Keller listed a series of money saving options at a special meeting today that included closing schools, eliminating some sports or furloughing employees. Add a comment

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Charley KingreaA Fluvanna County businessman, who owns a jewelry store near Palmyra, has been arrested on drug charges in Charlottesville.

He also faces other drug charges in Fluvanna.

Charley F. Kingrea, 45, the owner of CK Jewelers, faces four drug-related felonies that are alleged to have occurred on Oct. 5, according to court documents. Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement (JADE) task force officers arrested Kingrea on that same day.

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Gene and Jennie Kowalski received the Solitude plaque from Judith Mickelson, executive director of the Fluvanna Historical Society.   Photo by John Lloyd.Solitude gave way to celebration Oct. 14 as the Fluvanna County Historical Society held its annual fall meeting on the grounds of the historic Palmyra estate.

Combining the tasteful elegance of a bygone era with the relaxed atmosphere of a neighborhood block party, the setting proved ideal for members to hear fascinating accounts of Solitude’s role in shaping the county’s history. Attendees stationed their lawn chairs in the front yard of the Greek Revival-style home, soaking up the afternoon sunshine and enjoying the hilltop view of the Rivanna River and the surrounding countryside.

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