Fluvanna Review

Award from President Debbie LucadoThe Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce named Renny Megahan and Jeff Craig businesspeople of the year at its annual meeting on Oct. 25 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Megahan and Craig own Fluvanna Ace Hardware in Crofton Plaza.

“Fluvanna Ace Hardware has always shown strong support for the community,” according to comments prepared by the Chamber of Commerce to explain Megahan’s and Craig’s selection for the award. The store supports Fluvanna High School athletics, the Children’s Miracle Network, Boy Scouts and Caring for Creatures among other charities, according to the comments.

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Father Mefodii with an icon of Christ and the apostles.To the uninitiated, the icon is beautiful artwork. The colors are rich and verdant – vivid yet transparent – illuminated. Burnished gilding reflects the light back on itself; night-dark indigo and deep vermilion gently glow.

Yet these depictions of saints and holy figures – these icons – are not painted; they are written.  They are not meant to be admired for their beauty – although they certainly are beautiful, they are meant to be engaged with. They are created for dialogue, conversation, and introspection.  According to the Eastern Orthodox faith, these icons are not just the images of saints, angels and holy figures, but their very presence.

Just outside of the village of Palmyra is the Skete of Saint Maximos the Confessor – an Eastern Orthodox monastery and chapel. Two monks – Father Kyril and Father Mefodii – live at the skete and lead services in the chapel there. The chapel is filled with light; sunshine from without pours in through large windows; inside, candles flicker and the gilded icons gently glow. In the company of saints, congregants sing the liturgy in conversation with the cantor and the priest; myriad tiny bells on the censer chatter as perfume fills the air. Icons line the walls; a screen of icons on tall stands divides the chapel.   Add a comment

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Board of supervisorsAs the five members of the Fluvanna Board of Supervisors consider how to run the county, certain goals take precedence over others. The Fluvanna Review asked supervisors to explain their top two priorities for Fluvanna in 2017. This is how they responded.

Chairman Mike Sheridan (Columbia)
My two biggest things are the E911 radio project and getting the water line at Zion Crossroads done.

I said two years ago when we started talking about the water project that unless we were willing to invest in the Route 15 corridor and Route 250, we were throwing water away with the James River Water Authority line. We have to have pipes in the ground on our side so that when the water gets there, we’re prepared to use it. I think that’s going to allow us to have that corridor grow on our side. Add a comment

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Fifth grade students in the language arts class of Melody Morgan and Theresa Osani reflected on the ups and downs of 2016 and their hopes and goals for 2017.

Emma Johnston-Jure
2016 was a great year though we had our ups and downs over all it was a great and fun year! The year went by fast and I had a blast with my friends and horses. The summer of 2016 was a great and rough time for me. The great time for me was that I had worked up the courage to ride a horse now I can do show! Now the rough time was when I was with my grandma and we were driving into Falcuire when a bad storm had came now all was good but then well…all I can remember now is that we got into a accident but everyone is alright! 2016 was great and fun I turned 10 that year.

I can’t wait for 2017 cause that’s when I turn 11! 2017 will be the best year. I will make it the best year! My goal for next year is that I do my very first show on my horse and that nothing will go wrong with a car!

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Logan GibsonThe Flying Flucos’ baseball team ended regular season play on Wednesday, May 18, with senior Logan Gibson throwing a masterful no–hitter against the Charlottesville Black Knights. Gibson struck out 13 and walked three in this seven–inning contest. The only ball hit by Charlottesville that had a chance of being a hit came so early in the game that its significance was not recognized at the time. Add a comment

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