Fluvanna Review

A teaching momentThe annual Quick Start tennis program was held for Fluvanna County youth from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4 at the newly renovated Ashlawn tennis courts at Lake Monticello. This program is for beginning and intermediate young tennis players in the 8–12 age group. Instructor Lynn Forsyth said that there were 12 children enrolled this year. Add a comment

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Scott Lucas new principal Carysbrook schoolScott Lucas feels like he’s home.
Named Carysbrook Elementary School’s new principal this summer, the Pennsylvania native taught third grade in Fluvanna from 2006 to 2010.
Lucas left to get administrative experience in Greene County. He came back as soon as he had the chance.
“I was thrilled for the opportunity to return to Fluvanna,” he said in an email. “I have always considered Fluvanna my home school district.”

 

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Tricia Johnson, Executive director, Fluvanna Historical SocietyTo quote Kool & the Gang, “It’s a celebration!” The Fluvanna Historical Society is hosting a “Celebration of Fluvanna County’s African American History” on Aug. 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Maggie’s House, adjacent to the Old Stone Jail in downtown Palmyra. Cookies and lemonade will be served.


“When I was first with the Fluvanna Historical Society, I was so impressed with the archives that have been assembled, but disturbed about the paucity of information on African Americans in Fluvanna,” said Tricia Johnson, executive director. “For a good part of the county’s history, almost 50 percent of the county population was African American, but they’re definitely not 50 percent of the archives.” In fact, there is an entire room full of archives dealing with the county’s white history, but only two containing black history information.

 

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Supervisors honor Rudy GarciaThe Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors clashed over the definition of good stewardship as it examined $29,000 in additional money for county staff pay Wednesday night (Aug. 17). Some supported stewarding funds by keeping an eye on dollars spent while others championed stewarding people by looking out for county workers.

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aya Saucedo snaps a photo with her now-missing camera. Naya Saucedo and Matt Wright quit their jobs and set off on a year-long backpacking jaunt around the world. But when they returned they discovered to their dismay that their priceless memories had been sold for $19.99. Saucedo, 33, used her Canon Digital EOS Rebel T3i to take pictures of the adventures she and Wright, 30, had backpacking through Europe and Southeast Asia. But when they returned and started downsizing their belongings, a bag containing her camera was accidentally donated to the Good Will store on Heritage Dr. near Food Lion.
When the couple realized their mistake on July 31, they frantically called Good Will to see if the camera and its memory card was still there – but learned, to their horror, that the camera had been sold the day before.

Now they are desperately seeking the camera’s new owner. They will be glad to buy the camera back, Saucedo said, but what they really want is the camera’s memory card, which contains the photos. “This mistaken donation of my camera means the photos of my dream-come-true trip are now with someone else,” Saucedo said. “I’ve waited years to have the experiences documented within its memory card. Imagine how devastating it was to learn that my camera and all of my memories were sold for $20. The camera itself is worth about $500 – yet that memory card is absolutely priceless!”

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