Fluvanna Review

Photo courtesy of the Fluvanna Master Gardeners.It’s that time of year again for spring planting and getting gardens ready for their unveiling and the annual Fluvanna Master Gardener’s plant sale. The plant sale has been taking place for over eight years and it is not only the most lucrative fundraiser for the FMG but it is its only yearly fundraiser. This year it takes place on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Park & Ride lot off of Turkeysag Trail off Rt. 53 opposite Jefferson Pharmacy. Sonita Brown, president of the FMG, says you won’t miss them; they’ll have balloons out there waving.
“We will have tomato and pepper plants, herbs, annuals and other locally grown plants that acclimate well with the soil,” said Brown. She added that there will be raffles and the grand door prize is a signed copy of Ira Wallace’s new book Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast. Wallace is an author, lecturer and founder of the Heritage Harvest Festival and one of the owners of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
The proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the many community projects that the FMG supports. One of their primary programs and most popular projects is Plant A Row at the community garden.
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Art by Lorraine LaVistaA few months ago, artist Lorraine LaVista, spoke to the Fluvanna Art Association regarding using Sharpie markers as an alternative art medium. Many embraced the new medium. Currently, LaVista, a member of FAA, is exhibiting her work at the Fork Union Community Center.

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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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he displays light up to the music of  ten different Christmas favorites like Little Drummer Boy, Carole of the Bells and the theme to A Charlie Brown Christmas.About half the population of Fluvanna County lives behind the gates of Monticello. If you aren’t one of them, now is the time to phone a friend to let you in.
Inside those gates at 4 Lewis Court you’ll find perhaps the best Christmas light show in the whole county.

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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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