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VPA AwardsThe Fluvanna Review won nine Virginia Press Association (VPA) awards for its news and cover design work in 2016. The announcement was made at the annual VPA banquet held Saturday (April 8) in Richmond.

Editor Christina Dimeo won six awards and Lisa C. Hurdle, advertising designer, won three awards.

“Christina and Lisa have done a fantastic job for the paper,” said Carlos Santos, publisher. “Christina took over as editor in August and has been excellent. The Fluvanna Review is a great community newspaper. They richly deserve these awards. I’m proud of them both.” Add a comment

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Sonia Erickson egg collectionLake resident Sonia Erickson has been collecting Easter eggs for nearly 47 years.

A tree in Erickson’s front yard is decorated with Easter eggs. The front of the house is adorned with wreaths made out of Easter eggs. Inside is an Easter egg wonderland with displays of hundreds of eggs given by friends and family and collected from all around the world by Erickson and her husband, Ed.

“I have 1,300 eggs,” said Erickson. She showed off an antique pale green velvet-covered egg box with flowers on the top that she had as a child growing up in Bavaria, Germany. “This is the oldest.” She opened the box, exposing the threadbare pink silk lining inside.

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Fluco soccerA light drizzle was falling on Monday evening (April 3) when the Fluco girls’ soccer team kicked off at home against Louisa High. Ten minutes into the game the drizzle turned into a steady soaking downpour that continued for over an hour. Despite the rain, which surely would have stopped a softball or baseball game, the teams played on. The field is artificial turf, so the game did not become a sloppy mud bowl.

During two 40-minute halves, both team had some chances to score, but neither team could break through. The score was 0-0 at the end of regulation time. As a result, two five-minute overtime periods were added to the game. Add a comment

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From stage shows to picnics in the park to family-friendly festivals, the best ways to celebrate springtime in the county have arrived with extended daylight hours. Spring ushers in a plethora of opportunities for Fluvanna residents to be outdoors embracing the warm weather and each other. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening over the next several weeks.

Spring break at the library
The Fluvanna County Library gives kids of all ages something to enjoy from Monday, April 3 to Friday, April 7, and you can play mini golf all week long. Here’s what else is happening:
Thursday, April 6: All day family board game day;
Thursday, April 6: 10 a.m. Family-friendly movie – Storks (rated PG) with free popcorn;
Friday, April 7: 10 a.m. Storytime; and
Friday, April 7: 2 and 7 p.m. Family-friendly movie – Moana (rated PG) with free popcorn.

Free state park passes
On an ongoing basis, nature-loving nomads can stop by the library to check out nature backpacks with free state parks passes made possible by the “I Love Virginia State Parks” program. Each backpack contains one state park pass good for one vehicle with up to eight people inside. The pass may be used at any state park. The backpack also contains identification guides for bugs, birds and trees, and a magnifying glass. Backpacks may be checked out for two weeks.
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Making mealsKids these days.

Close to 1,000 Fluvanna County High School (FCHS) students spent Friday (March 31) spreading mulch, packaging meals, cutting up plastic bags for mats for the homeless, helping residents with building projects, and more.

It was the second year for Hands On Fluvanna – a day of giving planned by the Student Government Association (SGA) and Interact Club.

In one day, students donated 4,800 hours of service to their community.

Early Friday morning, SGA Vice President Maddie Garrett put the finishing touches on the plan that started at the beginning of the school year.

She eyed the dark skies outside the cafeteria window. Rain poured down and lightning flashed.

Everyone knew the projects would happen rain or shine.

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