Fluvanna Review

At Pleasant Grove Park, there is room for nature.

A meadow revitalization plan at Pleasant Grove Park, led by volunteer and Master Naturalist Walter Hussy, is an ongoing success story.  Of 950 trees planted around the meadow, only 20 had to be replaced last year.  The original swath of wildflowers and native grasses planted around the meadows to create a pathway for quail has doubled from 20 feet in width to 40.  Evergreen seedlings like pine and cedar that have sprouted in the meadows are being removed by hand.  All of this is done at no cost to the county – the trees and plants and seeds were gotten for free as part of programs through the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries or the Department of Forestry, or a multitude of nonprofits. Hundreds of hours of work is done by volunteers.

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The Fluvanna County Rescue Squad (FCRS) took the first step toward giving ownership of their rescue squad building in Palmyra to the county on Aug. 4 with an overwhelming vote from their membership. Add a comment

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Jason Abbott, artistFrom an early age Jason Abbott loved to draw. Like any child who craves drawing, he grabbed whatever pencil or pen was available and drew on scrap paper what he imagined. But one day when he was a child, he went out to lunch with his family while on a cross country trip in Germany.
“I remember the floor–to–ceiling windows and looking out at the huge mountains. I was so fixated on that scene I didn’t even care about my chocolate milk,” Abbott laughed. “But I just kept staring at it, watching the light behind it. It moved me so powerfully.”

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Village StationTraffic zips by Village Station, located on Rt. 15 in the heart of Palmyra.
Rumored to have been a car dealership and a restaurant in the past, more recently it has been home to a church group, Avon, and a thrift shop. However, the building’s shabby and aging appearance has made it less than appealing to those driving by.
But now Corven Flynn of Akarion Realty and other young business people with imagination see something different. They want to rebuild Village Station into a destination – not a place people drive by on their way somewhere else.

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School boardSoon Central Elementary School will open its brand new STEAM lab – a space to inspire integrative learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, the Fluvanna County School Board learned at its meeting Wednesday (Aug. 10) night.The STEAM lab, which ought to be complete around the beginning of September, was built by funds from the Deborah Rose Altschull Endowment for Youth. The Board recognized the endowment’s trustee, Cliff Altschull, who is also a member of Fluvanna’s Rotary Club.

 

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