Fluvanna Review

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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Snow still covered the ground as Fluvanna Master Gardeners met recently at the Fluvanna Community Garden at Pleasant Grove to make plans for the coming growing season.
The Community Garden is being revitalized this year, with new deer fencing, new gravel paths to reduce weeds, and new water spigots to reduce leakage. A meeting for all Fluvanna Community gardeners who have rented a plot or who are interested in renting a plot will be held Wednesday, April 9, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Lake Monticello Clubhouse Terrace Room.
The Fluvanna Community Garden was founded in 2006 as a joint effort of the Fluvanna Department of Parks and Recreation, the Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Fluvanna Master Gardeners. For a fee of $50, any county resident can rent a 10’ x 15’ garden plot for the year.
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On Friday (March 28) Fluvanna Circuit Court Judge Susan L. Whitlock sentenced Donald Sly to the maximum penalty for causing the death of Chris Neagle.
Whitlock sentenced Sly to 10 years, but suspended five of those years.
The judge found Sly guilty of involuntary manslaughter Dec. 13 in the death of Neagle, 51, of Mechanicsville on July 20.
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Coach Cos DiFazio meets with his swimmers.The Jefferson Swim League held its 47th championship swim meet at the Fork Union Military Academy (FUMA) pool on Friday and Saturday July 27 and 28. Cos DiFazio, coach of the Fluvanna Aquatic Sports Team (FAST), noted before the meet that this was the biggest swim meet ever held in Fluvanna County. Over 2,000 youth swimmers, representing 16 teams competed in the event. In addition, almost 600 volunteers were needed to bring an event of this size together and make it a success.

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Jaime Sajecki is the Black Bear Project leader for Virginia. Black bears, the only species of bear in Virginia, are not one would expect of a bear. Ask Jaime Sajecki, the Project Leader of the Black Bear Project for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). She points out that many have a vision of bears similar to those we see on TV or in the movies. Many envision a terrifying 750 pounds worth of carnivorous mammal, rising up on its hind legs in an attack stance, claws poised, roaring at its potential prey. This is a closer description of the Brown or Grizzly bear. Virginia’s bears are more mischievous, a little shy and resemble Gentle Ben or the frolicsome Winnie the Pooh.

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