Fluvanna Review

Troy Weidenheimer with Fluvanna Art Association members who displayed their abstract artwork.Fluvanna Art Association member and art instructor Troy Weidenheimer returned for another workshop, this time to focus on learning to paint more freely.

That’s not an easy thing to do after years of learning how to structure one’s artwork. To do this, members of the association had to move toward abstraction.

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The Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) has announced that the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 will be adopted on Dec. 6.

The total expected revenue for 2013 is $5.7 million from dues, fees and amenity use fees. Expected non-capital expenditures are anticipated at $5.5 million. More than $1 million is budgeted for three key funds (roads, lake and general) that will be used for capital improvements to property and buildings, according to a press release from the LMOA.

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Maria Nini, grandson Luca and daughter Claudia Cracchiolo.Sal’s is located in Fork Union and in Scottsville and now at Lake Monticello so fans of the restaurant don’t have to go far for their terrific Italian fare.

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James River Brewing Company Manager Clay Hysell.  Photo by Tricia JohnsonLocal brewery wins two medals at Virginia Craft Beer Festival
The James River Brewing Company made quite an impression at the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival with medal wins in the Virginia Brewers Cup in two categories – an impressive feat for a fledgling company under new ownership and management since March of 2015. The festival, held on Saturday, Aug. 22, awarded three medals each in 24 categories. There were a total of 306 submissions across all categories.
“Fluvanna Fluss – which is a name that we have recycled from the past, but with a new recipe – won gold as a German wheat beer,” said Manager Clay Hysell. The beer, which is brewed with half wheat and half barley, wheat “has a slightly fruitier and more mild taste,” Hysell explained, “whereas the other beers and ales we have are all barley.”
“The Green Eyed Lady is a Belgian Golden Strong,” said Hysell. “It is brewed using a particular Belgian yeast in the accepted style,” he said. The Green Eyed Lady, also a name from the past with a new recipe, won a bronze medal in the Belgian Strong category.
Hysell said that the brewing company has been growing in sales since March. “The quality of beer is very strong – it is top–notch,” he said. “We are brewing to the internationally accepted style of the beers, using primarily malt, water, barley, yeast, and hops,” he explained. In a time when many beers are advertised with added fruit and other flavorings, this style of brewing, being traditional, is almost revolutionary.
“The current owners – we have four of them – all have experience in managing hospitality businesses. They have run hotels, and restaurants, and bars, and they have brought that knowledge to this business,” Hysell said. “I am definitely a beer geek, and then they have hired consultants who are giving us their expertise in brewing the beers, and are helping to train the next generation of brewers here at JRB,” he added.
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One of many trees at the Williams’ home.Five Lake Monticello families are ready to open their doors to share their holiday traditions during the 24th Annual Holiday House Tour, Saturday (Dec. 8).
Open this year are the West home, 30 Seminole Trail; the Seehaver home, 40A Marwood Drive; the Williams home, 9 Adrian Road; the Stenger home, 23 Whippoorwill Lane; and the LaRosa home, 6 Hawk’s Place.

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