Fluvanna Review

Without much warning, Two J’s Smokehouse closed Sept. 1.

But barbeque lovers don’t despair, Two J’s is reopening around the corner in the same building, said co-owner Megan Ball.

 

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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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Lake Monticello Police Chief Thomas BoisvertLake Monticello Owners Association meetings have taken on a different flair under Valerie Palamountain’s leadership.

Palamountain now has each department head reporting to the Board at the monthly meeting and that includes crime statistics from Lake Police Chief Thomas Boisvert.
“I introduced it – asking police, maintenance, and finance to make the reports,” Palamountain said. “(General Manager) CatherIne  Neelley will give reports on the big things. It makes for a more open board.”

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One of many trees at the Williams’ home.Five Lake Monticello families are ready to open their doors to share their holiday traditions during the 24th Annual Holiday House Tour, Saturday (Dec. 8).
Open this year are the West home, 30 Seminole Trail; the Seehaver home, 40A Marwood Drive; the Williams home, 9 Adrian Road; the Stenger home, 23 Whippoorwill Lane; and the LaRosa home, 6 Hawk’s Place.

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Jolene Hamm, a 1999 Fluvanna High School alumnus, holds a doctorate and is on the president’s staff at PVCC. Photo by Ruthann CarrSome people may think attending a community college is a step down from a four-year institution.
But for Jolene Hamm, it was just the opposite.
It was a step up.
The 1999 Fluvanna High School graduate took dual enrollment classes at Piedmont Virginia Community College while still in high school.
She now holds a doctorate and is on the president’s staff at PVCC.
“There are so many advantages at Piedmont,” Hamm said. “In my biology class at Piedmont there were 20 students. At Virginia Tech there were 398. My Virginia Tech professor called me “Number 157.”(My PVCC biology professor) Miss Franklin called me ‘Jolene.’ That’s the difference between a community college and a four-year college. It’s not less than, but greater than because it really is about the community.”
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