Fluvanna Review

Debra Lucado, Renny Megahan, Jeff Craig and Joe Chesser cut the ribbon. Photo by Page H. Gifford Attracting shoppers locally and supporting the newly stocked Fluvanna Ace Hardware (formerly Do It Best) was Joe Chesser’s message to the group of well-wishers gathered at Friday’s (Sept. 12) ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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An ad hoc committee commissioned by the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) Board of Directors to study the community’s wants and needs for upcoming facility renovations uncovered Lake residents’ top five amenity picks: a dining facility, a fitness center, a pub, a banquet/reception area, and a picnic pavilion.
The Board has committed to completing some renovations to LMOA facilities, particularly those having to do with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. Still up for hot debate is exactly what renovations and construction will in fact take place, and the Board wanted the community’s feedback before making any decisions.
So the renovation/replacement ad hoc committee conducted two extensive surveys of the Lake Monticello community. The first centered on residents’ wants and needs for amenities; the second focused on how to pay for them. The committee also held four town hall meetings. It recently released its findings in a 153-page report.
Of course, the top five amenity picks aren’t shared by all Lake residents. For example, despite a potential fitness center’s popularity, the committee’s report says that the write-in portion of the survey contained “pervasive” comments that having a fitness center would constitute needless duplication, as three fitness centers already exist just outside the Lake.
And, as often happens, not all – or even most – Lake residents chose to participate in the surveys. Just over half of the 1,535 respondents to the first survey are retired, while just under half are working. Just under half had children under the age of 18 living in their home.
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Palmyra native Dustin Greenwood with teammates Adrian Adams and Nic Taylor.  The fourth member of their team, Alana Taylor is the first female driver of a  U.S. four-man bobsled.  Photo courtesy of Diane GreenwoodDustin Greenwood, a former Fluco standout athlete, hopes to ride his bobsled to the medal stand at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
“I want to be able to represent the Flucos at the games,” said Greenwood, who graduated from FCHS in 2004 and whose parents, Diane and Gary Greenwood, live in Fluvanna.
On Nov. 9, Greenwood was named to the U.S. bobsled team – with a special distinction: he is part of the first mixed-gender, four-man bobsled team to compete. The unique team has already proven its worth - they earned bronze and silver medals at Calgary’s North American Cup in November.
Greenwood told the Fluvanna Review, “Growing up in Fluvanna has given me so much… I can’t thank my coaches and teachers enough for helping prepare me for this road I’m on. Most of them may not realize how much of an impact they have had on shaping the person that I am today.”
His father admits bobsledding is a surprising choice for an athlete from the South more accustomed to football and track. “We didn’t see the bobsled coming,” Gary Greenwood said with a laugh. “It is kind of neat to see a kid from Fluvanna County succeed this way. Dustin’s story will let people know that you can come from any walk of life, and as long as you’ve got a big heart and work hard, you can accomplish your goals.”
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Comedian Sid Davis will perform in Fluvanna on Oct. 20.The Fluvanna Arts Council’s 14th season is moving in a new direction, bringing in more local talent, some familiar favorites and some newcomers and lower ticket prices. Kicking off the 2012-2013 season on Oct. 20 is comedian Sid Davis from North Carolina. Davis’ act is described as family-friendly fun and invigorating. Davis pokes fun at everyday events and keeps audiences rolling with laughter. Add a comment

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It was opening day at the Fluvanna Farmers Market on April 3. Once again the people of Fluvanna can buy truly locally grown fresh produce where the person they meet is the person who grew it. 
We are pretty strict about that. Co- manager Jutta Glasscock visits farms to be sure, if they say they grew it, they did!  We are unique among markets and CSA’s – where sometimes produce is purchased regionally for resale.

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