Fluvanna Review

Aqua Virginia is doubling down on customers at Lake Monticello in the hopes of improving their often contentious relationship.To this end, the company hosted four 90-minute focus groups at the Clifton Inn on July 11. The groups were composed of Lake Monticello residents, including members of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) Board of Directors. There were 19 participants, said Gretchen Toner, Aqua America spokesperson.

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Village StationTraffic zips by Village Station, located on Rt. 15 in the heart of Palmyra.
Rumored to have been a car dealership and a restaurant in the past, more recently it has been home to a church group, Avon, and a thrift shop. However, the building’s shabby and aging appearance has made it less than appealing to those driving by.
But now Corven Flynn of Akarion Realty and other young business people with imagination see something different. They want to rebuild Village Station into a destination – not a place people drive by on their way somewhere else.

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Supervisors honor Rudy GarciaThe Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors clashed over the definition of good stewardship as it examined $29,000 in additional money for county staff pay Wednesday night (Aug. 17). Some supported stewarding funds by keeping an eye on dollars spent while others championed stewarding people by looking out for county workers.

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Scott Lucas new principal Carysbrook schoolScott Lucas feels like he’s home.
Named Carysbrook Elementary School’s new principal this summer, the Pennsylvania native taught third grade in Fluvanna from 2006 to 2010.
Lucas left to get administrative experience in Greene County. He came back as soon as he had the chance.
“I was thrilled for the opportunity to return to Fluvanna,” he said in an email. “I have always considered Fluvanna my home school district.”

 

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aya Saucedo snaps a photo with her now-missing camera. Naya Saucedo and Matt Wright quit their jobs and set off on a year-long backpacking jaunt around the world. But when they returned they discovered to their dismay that their priceless memories had been sold for $19.99.

Saucedo, 33, used her Canon Digital EOS Rebel T3i to take pictures of the adventures she and Wright, 30, had backpacking through Europe and Southeast Asia. But when they returned and started downsizing their belongings, a bag containing her camera was accidentally donated to the Good Will store on Heritage Dr. near Food Lion.

When the couple realized their mistake on July 31, they frantically called Good Will to see if the camera and its memory card was still there – but learned, to their horror, that the camera had been sold the day before.

Now they are desperately seeking the camera’s new owner. They will be glad to buy the camera back, Saucedo said, but what they really want is the camera’s memory card, which contains the photos.

“This mistaken donation of my camera means the photos of my dream-come-true trip are now with someone else,” Saucedo said. “I’ve waited years to have the experiences documented within its memory card. Imagine how devastating it was to learn that my camera and all of my memories were sold for $20. The camera itself is worth about $500 – yet that memory card is absolutely priceless!”

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