Fluvanna Review

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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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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The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday (Mar. 19) to advertise a real property tax increase of almost 11 percent to pay looming costs, some of which are mandatory.
Supervisors faced pre-existing and new debt service, infrastructure repairs, a contract with the University of Virginia to supplement Fluvanna’s emergency medical services, increases in health insurance and required contributions to Virginia Retirement System (VRS) for the schools, and a higher bill for correction and detention.
When citizens had a chance to weigh in during public comments, only two spoke regarding the budget. Seth Matula urged the Board to consider the needs of the county and not to pass a tax rate that would “cause any more issues or problems [like] we’ve had in the last couple years.”
Bill Sullivan said, “We all knew 12 months ago this budget was going to be a tough one, no matter who was elected or no matter what was said or done, we were going to be looking at a brutal budget year.” He went on to remind supervisors of the so-called “sustainable” tax rate of 68 cents supported by some on the Board in 2012, which would have equalized, he said, to about 90 cents – two cents more than the rate currently under consideration.
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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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Hamilton Estes Creasy, 78, of Louisa died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital of very rare Hemolytic Anemia.
Born November 8, 1934 in Palmyra, he was the son of the late Roland Estes Creasy and the late Daisy Dudley Creasy. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Roland E. Creasy of Greeley, Colorado.
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