Fluvanna Review

Sam Goin of Goin Family Farm at last year’s Farmers MarketSpring is here and it is time once again to anticipate the opening of the Fluvanna Farmers Market, on Tuesday, April 5 for the 2011 season.  While it is too early for tomatoes and corn there will be a wonderful selection of foods, plants, eggs, and crafts from our vendors.

I will try to highlight some of our vendors each week and would love to include comments from any of our shoppers.

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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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Members of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) elected three new directors to the LMOA Board at their 42nd annual meeting on Saturday (June 28).
Rich Barringer, Tom Braithwaite, and Bing Spitler were elected to three-year terms. They replace former President Valerie Palamountain, former Vice President Joy Bauserman, and former Assistant Treasurer Cliff Altschull.
Members could vote for three candidates. Out of 1,037 valid votes cast, Barringer received 929 votes, Braithwaite received 843 votes, and Spitler received 643 votes. Candidate Stephanie Davis received 564 votes. Almost 400 of the votes were cast via an electronic voting system instituted just this year.
When asked to comment after the election, Barringer said, “Thank you all for your support, encouragement, and vote. I look forward to working for and with you to better our Lake Monticello community.”
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Last year’s fun included a parade, a sand sculpture, fireworks  and patriotic water skiers. Photos courtesy  of LMOA/ Gwen Antesberger

The Fourth of July is the epitome of summer. The air is heavy with smells of grilling hamburgers, cut grass, and coconut sunscreen. Watermelon seeds and horseshoes whizz by as kids and sirens shriek. Tables overflow with pie, pasta salads, and piles of hot dogs.
Every year the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) pulls together a spirited community celebration of the Fourth. This year, said Gwen Antesberger, executive assistant of LMOA, the fun starts the night before.
Spontaneous and unpredictable, the Lake’s annual Fourth of July parade kicks off the festivities at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (July 3). Though Antesberger has heard of some groups planning to participate, there really isn’t any way to know what exactly will be in the parade until it begins. “We’ll have a kazoo band,” she said, “and young people with their bikes decorated. Anyone here can participate in the parade – neighborhood groups, Girl Scout troops, you name it. And come on over to the clubhouse afterwards for our free ice cream social.”
When Friday morning (July 4) hits, the Lake explodes into activity. Starting at dawn, busy sand sculptors stake their claims for coveted space on the Main Beach and craft sand creations worthy – they hope – of snagging first prize.

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Brad Stang, a former assistant middle school principal in Hanover County, has been hired as the new principal of Fluvanna County Middle School, officials announced today (June 30.)
Stang will begin his job July 9. He replaces Yardley Farquharson, who resigned.
“The first thing I will do is to meet with staff,” Stang told the Fluvanna Review. “I want to find out from them what they think is working well and what they have concerns about.” He added that he will also be reaching out to the parent teacher organization “as soon as I get there next week,” and says he will plan a meet-and-greet with parents before school starts. “In order for a middle school kid to be successful, the parents have to be involved, and that is why I want to reach out to the parents as well.”

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