Fluvanna Review

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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Coach Michele Caron (left) and her assistants brief the Sharks.The Lake Monticello Swim Team defeated the Key West Swim Club by a score of 378-306 on Wednesday (July 18). The meet was held at the Key West neighborhood pool. First year head coach, Michelle Caron said that her team of over 100 youth swimmers has not lost a meet this year, and this was the team’s sixth and final swim meet of the regular season.

Caron, who is a rising junior and varsity swimmer at Bridgewater University, is well known for her swimming prowess. She won the Lake Monticello Fourth of July lake swim repeatedly while she was swimming for the Flucos.

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Chris VanSlooten, FUMA aquatics director.More than 2,000 swimmers and their families are coming to Fork Union for two days of racing this weekend.

Fork Union Military Academy is opening its doors to the Jefferson Swim League for its annual swim championship July 27 and 28, said Chris VanSlooten, FUMA aquatics director. Add a comment

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Janet Renee Field has been missing since July 2.

The mystery of Fluvanna County’s missing woman has been baffling authorities since Janet Renee Field failed to return to her Scottsville area home on July 2.
But just as puzzling is another question – who is Janet Renee Field?
She didn’t work; she didn’t belong to any church or clubs that authorities know of; she didn’t have any children to pull her out into the community.
“There are not a lot of known associates,” said Lt. David R. Wells, who is investigating her disappearance.
Yet Field, 49, lived in Fluvanna for “quite some time,” Wells said.  She and her husband, Lewis Field, bought property off Hickory Hill Drive in Scottsville in 1997.
In an attempt to find her, Fluvanna authorities sought search warrants.  Authorities conducted a search of Field’s car and executed at least one more search warrant in connection with her disappearance.  But a circuit court judge sealed the warrants July 11 at the request of Fluvanna County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jeff Haislip.

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