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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(Top) Members of the panel included Paul McArter of Montague, Miller & Co., Jay Hurdle of Remax Realty Specialists, Daniel Rothamel of Strong Team Realtors and Roxanne Carter-Johnston of Montague, Miller & Co. Photo by Lisa HurdleAbout 70 people came to the Lake Monticello clubhouse on Tuesday evening (April 28) to hear four local real estate agents discuss the renovation and replacement (R&R) proposal on the ballot for Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) members this June.
The R&R proposal, which would cost LMOA members an extra $95 a year on top of the current yearly dues of $845, would replace the pro shop and Eagle’s Nest facility at the golf course with a more modern building, called the Bunker Recreation Center, that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It would also finance significant changes to the clubhouse.
Participating in the panel were Roxanne Carter-Johnston and Paul McArter of Montague, Miller & Co., Jay Hurdle of Remax Realty Specialists, and Daniel Rothamel of Strong Team Realtors. Ida Swenson of the LMOA broadcast committee moderated the panel.
Swenson first asked the real estate agents if they believe, based on their experience selling Lake Monticello properties, that the Lake’s amenities affect property values.
Hurdle replied that the amenities and affordability are what sell Lake Monticello. Rothamel agreed, saying that each successive amenity has improved the quality of life at the Lake. Carter-Johnston added that the Lake’s amenities are selling features for potential buyers when they see the Fluvanna community has benefits akin to those in Charlottesville. McArter agreed, but cautioned that the amenities “don’t help as much as they should.” He explained that he often sees a drop in his clients’ “excitement level” when they see LMOA’s actual amenities after hearing them described.

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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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Ian Jackson, of I and J Home Builders talked to the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association Board at Thursday (June 28) night’s board meeting about more than 30 acres he hopes to buy on the Lake side of Route 618. Jackson said he plans to build homes that would cost between $190,000 and $200,000.

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The newly opened Panda Chinese restaurant has a lot going for it, food-wise that is. If you’re one of the ones looking for décor and ambiance, Chinese red walls and gold Oriental fans, that is not what Panda is all about. The restaurant offers take-out, a few tables set up for eating in, and catering for small or large parties. It is a place for the true Chinese food lover.

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