Fluvanna Review

Jane DittmarJane Dittmar, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke at the Fifth Sunday service at Thessalonia Baptist Church in Fork Union on Sunday (July 31).

Dittmar is running against Tom Garrett, a Republican, for the seat currently held by 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt, who will retire at the end of the year. The 5th District, which includes all of Fluvanna County, stretches from Fauquier County to the North Carolina border.

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John and Theresa AtkinsWhere can you find fantastic barbecue in Fluvanna?  The answer lies in what BBQ Connection’s pitmaster and owner, John Atkins, calls “the best-kept secret in Fluvanna County.

As a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and certified barbecue judge, Atkins is no stranger to good barbecue. Judging by the talent, passion and flavor that lies in a small building just past Fork Union, BBQ Connection and its award-winning barbecue will not stay a secret for very long.
There is no denying that you can usually find multiple barbecue joints in every town, but Fluco residents probably have no idea of the history and talent behind BBQ Connection and the husband and wife team who run it.

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Painting by Linda Bethke, First place winnerUnlike the annual judged show in the spring where one person judges the entire show, the Fluvanna Art Association has its People’s Choice Award Show in the fall, where the public decides the three best in each category.

This year the reception and judging took place on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Fluvanna County Library. There were 54 entries and a variety of mediums. New this year was a category called the small wall, which featured works smaller than five by seven inches.

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Fluvanna County High School Principal James Barlow. Bullies. Cliques. Mean girls. Cafeteria food. Sex. Peer pressure. Body issues. Diagnoses. Identity struggles. The high school experience can be the best years of a student’s life but for some it’s the worst.

Anyone who has ever felt alone or unsure of themselves could probably relate to Jimmy. He’s beginning his high school career in Fluvanna and, because he is overweight, is under the watchful eyes of classmates who can’t seem to find what’s good about him.

Two particular athletes are quite popular in the school and, though they are faced with their own pressures to perform well in the classroom as well as on the field, they sometimes point out Jimmy’s flaws, and also those of anyone else around them.

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The little known sport of curling, invented in medieval Scotland, is gaining in popularity in the U.S.

And one local has found this sport intriguing and fun.

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