Fluvanna Review

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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Director, Charlie Fawcett. Photo by Christina Dimeo GusemanSince last November, when Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds was stabbed repeatedly by his mentally ill son, Gus, who then committed suicide, mental illness has risen to a higher prominence in both lawmaking and community awareness.
Charlie Fawcett, director of Region Ten’s Fluvanna Counseling Center in downtown Palmyra, has noticed an increase in concerns from county residents regarding mental illness within the community. “It’s more on people’s minds,” he said.
So he and Lt. Von Hill of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office are working to bring more transparency to how their agencies go about taking custody of those who are mentally ill – and how citizens can become involved if they see a need.
The first thing Fawcett and Hill want Fluvanna residents to know is that any member of the public can go to law enforcement with concerns about a person exhibiting symptoms of mental illness in crisis. “It can be a family member, a physician, law enforcement – anyone who has knowledge,” said Fawcett.
A person with concerns should go to the sheriff’s office, said Hill, any hour of the day or night. Via video link, the citizen and law enforcement would speak with a magistrate about specific knowledge regarding the potential crisis state of the mentally ill person in question. “If the magistrate determines those circumstances meet the criteria for an emergency custody order, then he or she will issue one,” Hill said.
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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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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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