Fluvanna Review

Janet Renee Field.The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of a 49-year-old Fluvanna woman who failed to return home on Wednesday (July 2).
Janet Renee Field of Hickory Hill Road in Scottsville was reported missing by her husband, Lewis, on July 3. He last saw her at their home.
Lt. David R. Wells described Field’s disappearance as “atypical” and said that it did not appear that she had packed any bags or taken items from her home with her in anticipation of a lengthy stay away.
He confirmed that she is on medication, but could not say whether she had taken the medication with her. Wells indicated that it was not the sort of medication that she would have to take on a daily basis.
She is a white female, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Field’s car, a 2010 burgundy Subaru Forrester, was found at the Zion Crossroads park and ride lot in Louisa County today (July 4). Investigators conducted a search of her vehicle after having obtained a search warrant.
Wells said, “we do not suspect foul play at this time but we always investigate missing person cases as if foul play is involved.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office at 434-589-8211.

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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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Catherine NeelleyJust two months into her new job as general manager of Lake Monticello, Catherine Neelley sits confidently in her office, jotting off e-mails. It’s two in the afternoon. She hasn’t eaten lunch yet. She’s been too busy. Add a comment

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Investigators covered the burned car in which a body was found. Photo by Tricia Johnson Fluvanna County investigators called the discovery of human remains inside a burned vehicle an “extreme oddity” but fell short of calling it a murder.
“It’s just an extreme oddity, a very odd set of circumstances,” said Lt. David R. Wells at a press conference Friday (July 4) at the sheriff’s office in Palmyra.
“You can see how odd it is.”
But Wells said “we’re not jumping to conclusions about foul play. Whether there were external injuries or trauma to the body was hard to tell,” because of the intensity of the fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
The incident unfolded when “neighbors saw a large orange glowing thing and knew something large was on fire” and called residents at the house by which the car was parked, said Wells.
Firefighters arrived at the scene in the 1200 block of Rising Sun Road at 1 a.m. Thursday. They discovered the human remains in the driver’s seat as they attempted to extinguish the intense fire.
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Fluvanna Art Assoication members (front) Page Gifford, Maria Carter,Deborah Nixon, Gayle Bielanski (back) Loli Stams, Izzy Hickey, Mickey Meyer and Carolyn Brown.It was a long time in coming, but a small group of members from the Fluvanna Art Association finally spread their wings and traveled over to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Member Gayle Bielanski, arranged for a private tour of a couple of exhibits the members were interested in, including the late 19th century and 20th century American art. The members looked in awe at the opulence reflected in the period of the late 19th century. Pam, their guide for the tour, explained this was commonplace for wealthy individuals to display their wealth openly. Pam skillfully combined elements of these periods, to complete an interesting art history as the members toured the American wing.

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