Fluvanna Review

At Pleasant Grove Park, there is room for nature.

A meadow revitalization plan at Pleasant Grove Park, led by volunteer and Master Naturalist Walter Hussy, is an ongoing success story.  Of 950 trees planted around the meadow, only 20 had to be replaced last year.  The original swath of wildflowers and native grasses planted around the meadows to create a pathway for quail has doubled from 20 feet in width to 40.  Evergreen seedlings like pine and cedar that have sprouted in the meadows are being removed by hand.  All of this is done at no cost to the county – the trees and plants and seeds were gotten for free as part of programs through the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or the Department of Forestry, or a multitude of nonprofits. Hundreds of hours of work is done by volunteers.

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 Troy Weidenheimer Lake Monticello’s Troy Weidenheimer is a Renaissance man with a passion for writing, art and music.

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School boardSoon Central Elementary School will open its brand new STEAM lab – a space to inspire integrative learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, the Fluvanna County School Board learned at its meeting Wednesday (Aug. 10) night.The STEAM lab, which ought to be complete around the beginning of September, was built by funds from the Deborah Rose Altschull Endowment for Youth. The Board recognized the endowment’s trustee, Cliff Altschull, who is also a member of Fluvanna’s Rotary Club.

 

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Fluvanna’s county fair offers so much to hear, see and do you might not know where to start.Ride in a hot air balloon? It’s free during Thursday’s pep rally. Pie-eating contest? C’mon, you know you can’t resist showing off your gastronomical prowess.Win money? Just buy tickets to the golf ball drop and hope yours lands closest to the tee. And of course there will be animals – fine specimens raised by local 4-H participants just waiting to answer questions about animal husbandry.
The fair offers something for everyone. Festivities begin Wednesday evening Aug. 17 with the carnival. The carnival will run throughout the fair which officially begins Thursday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. Add a comment

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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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