Fluvanna Review

Cunningham Creek WineryThe idea for Cunningham Creek Winery began with a conversation and ended with a glass of wine. This is how Sara Hernandez, an old friend of Debbie and Bruce Deal, describes the journey they took to reach their goal. Rick Hernandez cultivated a vineyard in California, where both couples are from. Sara, who is very gracious, tells the story.

 

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Nichols focused his suggestions more on enhancing systems already in place than on establishing new taxes and fees. But one new initiative – a meals tax – sparked a Board argument by touching too closely on a frequent philosophical impasse.

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Jane DittmarJane Dittmar, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke at the Fifth Sunday service at Thessalonia Baptist Church in Fork Union on Sunday (July 31).

Dittmar is running against Tom Garrett, a Republican, for the seat currently held by 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt, who will retire at the end of the year. The 5th District, which includes all of Fluvanna County, stretches from Fauquier County to the North Carolina border.

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New Fluvanna teachersA flock of new teachers signed up to share their energy and enthusiasm with Fluvanna students. School doors open on Aug. 9, and teachers are already at work preparing lessons and turning their rooms into cozy spaces for learning.

“I am genuinely excited about the new teachers and staff we have brought to Fluvanna,” said Superintendent Gena Keller. “As a group, they are bright, energetic and bring a fresh perspective to our classrooms and schools.”

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Tricia Johnson, Executive director, Fluvanna Historical SocietyTo quote Kool & the Gang, “It’s a celebration!” The Fluvanna Historical Society is hosting a “Celebration of Fluvanna County’s African American History” on Aug. 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Maggie’s House, adjacent to the Old Stone Jail in downtown Palmyra. Cookies and lemonade will be served.


“When I was first with the Fluvanna Historical Society, I was so impressed with the archives that have been assembled, but disturbed about the paucity of information on African Americans in Fluvanna,” said Tricia Johnson, executive director. “For a good part of the county’s history, almost 50 percent of the county population was African American, but they’re definitely not 50 percent of the archives.” In fact, there is an entire room full of archives dealing with the county’s white history, but only two containing black history information.

 

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