Fluvanna Review

Jason Barnett, who has coached the Flucos for the past five seasons, resigned Wednesday (Dec. 3), according to Scott Morris, activities director at the high school.
Barnett, a popular coach known for his animated, enthusiastic presence on the sidelines, frequently commented on how proud he was that his student athletes were developing into reliable and responsible young men.
But his teams’ results on the field were never impressive during his tenure. Barnett’s record was 4-6 in 2010, 2-8 in 2011, 2-8 in 2012, 1-9 in 2013 and 1-9 this past season.
Generally, despite imaginative offensive play, the Flucos were often not big enough or strong enough to compete with tough Jefferson District opponents.

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Erin Edgerton won Best In Show.There were not many entries in this years’ annual photo contest sponsored by Fluvanna County Parks and Recreation but those who participated showed some awe-inspiring work including Erin Edgerton, one of the youngest entrants at age 15.

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Fluvanna County does not have adequate rescue coverage, members of the Fluvanna Fire & Rescue Association (FRA) told the Board of Supervisors Wednesday night (Dec. 3).
Because of the seriousness of this situation, supervisors voted to hire a second contract crew to cover the county every night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
When County Administrator Steve Nichols asked members of FRA whether the county, as distinguished from Lake Monticello, had adequate rescue service, his answer was a resounding “no.”
“Most nights we’re the only ambulance in Fluvanna County,” said Joe Orsolini, chief of Lake Monticello Rescue. Given the size of the county, response times can be as long as 30 minutes.
Currently Fluvanna Rescue only has five members, fire and rescue personnel said. And no matter how diligent five people are, that’s not enough to run a rescue organization.
Increasingly strict certification requirements are part of the problem, Orsolini said. It takes 186 hours of training, he said, plus six months of precepting before a volunteer can run calls. And finding people willing or able to donate that kind of time is becoming increasingly difficult.
The immediate solution, said Len Bozza, president of the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad, is to hire another contract crew to run in the county at night. Currently a University of Virginia contract crew called Medic V operates in the county each day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cheyenne Hackett, a member of Fluvanna Rescue and Fluvanna Fire Company 2 (Fork Union), predicted that as soon as paid staff arrived the volunteers would quit. “They’ll think, ‘Okay, they don’t need me,’” she said.
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Sage Garden owners Roberta and John Mann and their golden retriever Tara.The proposal. It’s one of those family stories their now grown children have heard countless times. John and Roberta attended the same high school in New Jersey, but never met until they ran into each other in Colorado several years later. They started dating and discovered how much they had in common. When John felt it was time to pop the big question, Roberta had a question for him.

“Yes, but only if we live on a farm,” she replied. “I’m going back East to be closer to my family, and I’m going to buy a farm. Are you on board?”

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Lake candidatesLake Monticello Owners Association members will vote for two new board members on June 30. Running for the two seats are Dick Cummings, Page Gifford and Charles Harrelson. The election will fill vacancies created by the expiration of the second three-year term of Don Fickes and the vacant term created by the resignation of Benita Ellen in January.

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