Fluvanna Review

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Eight area artists will be participating in the upcoming Second Annual Artist’s Studio Tour to benefit the Fluvanna County Historical Society on June 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Historical Society is sponsoring a studio tour to raise money for the Endowment Fund while promoting Fluvanna’s artists.
New to the tour this year are longer hours to allow visitors to reach every studio. Add a comment

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Candidates Page Gifford, Dick Cummings and Charles Harrelson stood at the meeting where election results were announced. Charles Harrelson and Dick Cummings were elected as directors of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association, the LMOA announced Saturday (June 30).

The LMOA oversees the huge Lake Monticello subdivision in Fluvanna County.

Harrelson, a retired businessman, garnered 811 votes. Cummings, a retired CPA, got 810 votes. Page Gifford, a freelance writer and community volunteer, received 430 votes.

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The varsity Flying Flucos volleyball team won the Conference 23 championship held on Thursday, Nov. 6.  (Front row): Tiffani Shaheen, Maddy Kline, Leslie Walters, Kylee Dixon and Lee Lee Robbins. (Back row):  Coach Christi Harlowe-Garrett, Toria Belew, Tyler Haislip, Ashley Cordes, Bri Harris, Sophie Kershner, Brittney Koczan, Abby Sherman, Haley Dillon, Kate Stutz and Coach Susan Shields. Photo courtesy of Julie WaltersThe Flying Fluco volleyball team faced off with John Handley High School from Winchester on Nov. 6 for the Virginia High School League (VSHL) Conference 23 championship. Playing on their home court, before an enthusiastic crowd of mostly fellow students, the Flucos dominated.
The Flucos won the first game easily by a 25-13 margin. They faltered in the second game, allowing Handley to come from behind for a 25-22 win. However, Coach Christina Harlowe-Garrett’s squad buckled down and won the next two games by scores of 25-12 and 25-19 to win the match and the trophy.
There were a number of long impressive rallies in this match, but in the final analysis the Flucos were the superior team at the net. Kill shots are what normally decide a volleyball match and the Flucos were too strong in this aspect of the game for the Handley Judges.
In the first game of this match the Flucos relied on kills and service aces to jump to an early 8-2 lead, forcing the Handley coach to call an early timeout. The timeout was ineffective, as senior Maddy Kline blasted home two kill shots when play resumed to give the Flucos an insurmountable 10-2 early lead. The Flucos built their lead to 17-6 and Handley called another timeout. Again, the timeout was followed by two quick kill shots by Kline. The Flucos were outscored by the Judges 7-6 the rest of the way, but senior Kylee Dixon served the winning point for the Flucos for a comfortable eight point win
In game two, the Flucos led in mid-game by 12-8 and 15-11, with Kline and senior Leslie Walters unleashing vicious kill shots along the way. However, Handley rallied to tie at 16-16. The game was also tied at 20-20. Handley won several long rallies, and won the game 25-22.
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Leslie, Christy and George Cushnie enjoy their new tasting room. Photo by O.T. Holen.Fluvanna’s only winery is growing more than grapes.

Thistle Gate owners George and Leslie Cushnie have opened a tasting room, though the official grand opening is scheduled for early October.

 

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Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) has taken a position in opposition to the application by Aqua Virginia to increase its water and sewer rates. In November 2011, Aqua Virginia filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) for a statewide increase averaging 9.9%. The increase for Lake Monticello residents would be more than 13% for water and more than 11% for sewer. The application comes just months after Aqua Virginia attempted to impose ownership of grinder pumps onto homeowners. Aqua Virginia‘s last rate increase was approved in October 2010.

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