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Tom Frost at the 175th anniversary celebrationCunningham Methodist church celebrated its 175th anniversary on Sept. 30. More than 146 people attended the service and homecoming luncheon. Pastor Tom Frost and his congregation reminisced about the history of the church built in 1837.

A memory board provided the history of Cunningham’s 175 years. Items on display included a pocket Bible (1839) that belonged to Lucy Ann Jones; a hymn book (1899) belonging to Annie L. Jones; a lawn party ticket from Sept. 17, 1891, and a picture of the church taken in 1916.

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Tasting at the wine festivalThousands poured into Starlite Park to have wine poured into their glasses.

The rain held off Saturday (Sept. 29) for festival goers to enjoy tasting, music and each other at the second Fluvanna Wine Festival.

First, the wine tents were so crowded there was no getting to them to ask how things were going. It appeared things were going well.

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Following a statewide trend, Fluvanna County High School had a 21 percent increase in the number of seniors who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, in preparation for attending college, according to a school press release.

This increase in test takers may be a factor of the economy with more students considering two- and four-year colleges after high school because of the lack of job opportunities in their community, according to the press release.

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Display of wine and cheese.They had so much fun at Fluvanna’s first wine festival, they’re doing it again.

It looks like others agree, because advance sale tickets to the Sept. 29 Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce Wine Festival are running ahead of last year’s, said Brenda Rigsby, co-chair of the event. Add a comment

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Scott Davis stands in the damaged kitchen. Scott Davis still can’t believe he survived about the scariest afternoon of his life.

On Tuesday (Sept. 18), Davis was on his couch watching TV. He said he may have dozed off when he heard the doggie door on the front door flapping violently.

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