Fluvanna Review

Lake Monticello ambulanceAn extensive evaluation of emergency services in Fluvanna County is underway following a decision by Louisa County to end mutual aid. As of July 5, Louisa County squads are no longer responding to mutual aid requests from Fluvanna. That decision by Louisa showed the need to reevaluate the area’s fire and rescue services.

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Sign at Haislip FarmTwo deep mud pits of Virginia clay top a small hill at Haislip Farms Mud Bog near Kidds Store in Fluvanna County.  When they’re in use, souped-up trucks with large tires race through them, slowed by the torpor of the muck.

But today the hill is quiet and the pits sit untouched, dried by the sun in such a way that all that remains of the mud is dust.  It seems the land itself is in mourning, a fine powder of red ochre rouge settling on everything, a solemn reminder of life’s impermanence.

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The Fluvanna Chamber of Commerce hosted two meetings Thursday (June 28) to allow the public to hear about a proposed water line to Zion Crossroads and the Return on Investment study done by the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. Both meetings – one at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. – were held in the new high school. Clifton Parker, director of corporate development for Aqua Virginia told the 30 or so gathered at the afternoon meeting that the pump station at Lake Monticello is operating only at half capacity – leaving plenty of water for Zion Crossroads.

 

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Storm damage at Tom and Carol Brown's home in Lake Monticello.Record heat followed by storms swept through Fluvanna Friday night (June 29), with strong winds felling trees and power lines.

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FireworksFluvanna’s Fourth of July festivities have come a long way in the last sixty years.  When local realtor Adele Schaefer moved to Fluvanna in 1950 from Ridgewood, New Jersey, her father was disappointed in the rural area’s lack of celebratory activities.

“Ridgewood celebrated the Fourth of July in a major, major big way,” said Schaefer.  “When we got down here to our farm in Bybee, the Fourth of July was practically nonexistent.  There was nothing.  The only thing – if they did anything – was to go fishing.”

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