Fluvanna Review

Craig Girard along with his son enjoy gaming at this years CoveCon event. Photo by Ruthann CarrWho says playing board games and cards is a dying pastime?
Based on the more than 40 people who took over a room at the Lake Monticello clubhouse Saturday (April 12) for the second CoveCon, it may even be growing.
The bar was set with food and drink and card tables were set with every strategic board game imaginable. Craig Girard was pleased.
“I wanted to create a day where gamers came together to not only play games but to experience the creativity of those within the group and in our community,” said Girard, the instigator.
Girard hosted the first CoveCon at his Lake Monticello home last year. It was such a success, he decided to do it again, only this time, host it at the clubhouse.

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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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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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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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The first man who stopped to help was Herbert Vial (above), a retired volunteer rescue squad member from Mineral in Louisa County.  Heather Harris (right) is recovering at her home in Fork Union. Photos by Tricia JohnsonShe was up at 3 a.m. to head to work, as always. Heather Harris of Fork Union works two jobs – one at the UPS Charlottesville Center loading trucks, and the other at Michie Tavern waiting tables. When her shift ended at UPS around 8:30 a.m. on March 25, she drove to a dentist appointment at Lake Monticello – after which she planned to work a shift at Michie Tavern.
But she didn’t get there. On Rt. 600 just about a mile south of 616, around 9:15 a.m., Harris was hit head-on by a car driven by a Palmyra woman.
Virginia State Trooper Garret Watkins, who investigated the accident, said the road “was wet but was not snow covered,” and while neither speed nor distraction appeared to play a role in the accident, the Palmyra woman – whose car was in the wrong lane–was charged with reckless driving. Trooper Watkins added that both Harris’s 2009 Chevy Malibu and the other car were a total loss. He characterized the accident as “serious.”
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