Fluvanna Review

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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Vying for two slots on the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) Board of Directors are three candidates: Larry Cormier, Robert Harris, and incumbent Marlene Weaver.

The two who are elected will begin their three-year terms immediately after results are announced at the annual meeting of members on June 25 in the Maple Room of the Lake Monticello Fire & Rescue building. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. but will immediately go into recess to allow for in-person voting. It will reconvene at 1 p.m.

 

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There is nothing unique about designing, building and decorating the average doll house when there are patterns and furniture out there for the hobbyist to use. But what if you were a different doll house designer, one that built everything yourself and all from shoe and cereal boxes?

June Wiehe explained how she created her unique doll house and how meaningful the process was while caring for her elderly mother. The year was 1992, Wiehe was 68 and a docent at Palmyra’s Old Stone Jail Museum when a group of volunteers decided to do a display of dollhouses for the following year. Wiehe volunteered to do a shoe box doll house even though she admitted she had no idea how she was going to accomplish the task.

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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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There’s not much fanfare on Rt. 15 for the presence of Camp Friendship – just a sign by dusty Rt. 644 near Palmyra passed by hundreds of Fluvanna drivers during their daily commutes.

It might surprise those drivers to learn that just a short way down the winding country road is a camp with a reputation that stretches around the world.

“People drive by Rt. 15 and they have no idea all this is here,” said Alina Ackenbom, wife of camp founder and owner Chuck Ackenbom, as she gestured to the path leading down to the lake where children clutched paddles, ready to canoe.

 

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