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Fluvanna resident John Atkins helped bring the BBQ  competition to the county.After months of planning, music, BBQ and party lovers will gather from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pleasant Grove on Saturday (June 23)  for the Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever BBQ, Bands and Brews festival.

John Atkins, owner of The BBQ Connection, joined the Chamber this past year because he said he believes in supporting the community.

Atkins thought the perfect marriage would be his love of BBQ and a festival that would bring people to one of Fluvanna’s most prized parks.

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Congressman Robert Hurt watched Sue Charney make candy.In an effort to better serve small businesses and find out what is uppermost in the minds of his constituency, Congressman Robert Hurt, toured areas in his district, meeting with business people and citizens.

One such place was Fluvanna’s own success story, Red Rocker Candy. Sue Charney started making candy in her own kitchen and then kept expanding the business. Entrepreneur Charney also hung on during the hard times of this current recession.

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Jim Toms opened PaPa Jim’s in October.Out on Rt.15, in Troy, next to the Troy Deli, is PaPa Jim’s Soft Serve Treats, housed under a big red roof. If soft ice cream is your preferred cool summer treat, then PaPa Jim’s has what you’re looking for in house flavors of vanilla, chocolate or a twist. But for novel taste sensation, try the Flavor Burst, classic vanilla with blends of strawberry, banana, cotton candy, tropical orange, butterscotch, mocha cappuccino, butter pecan or raspberry.

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Bill Milstead, Bill Haslam, Jim Darlington and Richard Condrey displayed their crystal prizes.Thirty teams of two players each competed in five flights in the men’s member-guest tournament at the Lake Monticello golf course on Saturday and Sunday June 2 and 3.

The Grand Champions for gross score were: Jim Darlington and Richard Condrey. They scored an impressive 34½ points out of 50, playing in the number one flight of teams made up of two senior golfers. The Grand Champions for net score were: Bill Milstead and Bill Haslam. They also scored impressively, with 34 out of 50 possible points. Milstead and Haslam played in the third flight of teams that included two senior golfers.

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Riding at Sugar Maple Farm.Learning to ride a horse English style can be a very rigid discipline and those who begin at a young age to learn to ride a horse, often accelerate into the show level, most learning to jump and some even make it onto the Olympic equestrian team.

But for those who learn at Sugar Maple Farm, show jumping or the Olympics is not their goal but learning to physically understand their own body movements, control and balance is the true learning experience. Ann Holeywell of Holeywell Therapeutic Horsemanship, sees to it that her students learn good horsemanship during therapy using some of the sweetest and gentlest horses around. Add a comment

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