Fluvanna Review

Maria Carter won first place in the oil/acrylic category for Field of Flowers Photo by Page H. GiffordTrilbie Knap, a watercolorist from Charlottesville was the judge for the Fluvanna Art Association’s annual juried show. The show, currently at the Fluvanna County Library through December, features some striking works by members.

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This FlucoFinder column’s goal is to share with the community, information about the schools. Here you will find news of events and activities of public interest, with details and contact information. The FlucoFinder logo was designed by Brendan Murray, a 2013 Fluvanna County High School graduate.
Fluvanna High School
• Ongoing: Mr. David Small’s TV production group will be producing and taping sporting events at School Board meetings for viewing on Charlottesville public access channel 14 and on Lake Monticello’s channel 977.

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Fork Union Depot. Photo by Sally Browning.In the early 1900s, a bit of sophistication came to Fluvanna County. The glamorous-sounding Virginia Airline Railway, headed by a hype man called “Captain,” connected the county to such exotic places as Chicago, New York and Charlottesville. Add a comment

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Photo courtesy of Lake Monticello Owners’ AssociationDo the facilities at Lake Monticello need renovation and replacement? Should they be upgraded? Is the community willing to spend $7.1 million to do so?
In a week members of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA), who account for roughly 40 percent of the population of Fluvanna County, will begin deciding these questions. Paper ballots will be mailed at the end of May, and property owners have till June 27 to cast their votes.
The controversial renovation and replacement (R&R) project would renovate the Ashlawn Clubhouse, outside and in, and make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). LMOA staff would move to the lower level of the building where there is more room, the banquet room would expand for larger meetings yet have dividers to accommodate several smaller gatherings, and the Ashlawn Grille, the clubhouse restaurant, would be renovated.
The current pro shop and Eagle’s Nest building would be demolished. Taking its place would be a new Bunker Recreation Center that would house a pro shop, a sports pub with a grille, a large meeting room with the capability to be divided into smaller rooms, a space for the broadcast group’s operations, and lockers and bathrooms for the golf course.
The cart barn, or the place where LMOA stores the golf carts, would be torn down and replaced by a new building. All playgrounds would be upgraded over the course of five years and the Ashlawn basketball courts would be rebuilt.
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Debra Lucado, Renny Megahan, Jeff Craig and Joe Chesser cut the ribbon. Photo by Page H. Gifford Attracting shoppers locally and supporting the newly stocked Fluvanna Ace Hardware (formerly Do It Best) was Joe Chesser’s message to the group of well-wishers gathered at Friday’s (Sept. 12) ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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