Fluvanna Review

Photo by Lisa HurdleHearing delaying because of protests
“I was flabbergasted,” Lake Monticello resident Deborah Nixon recalled. “If I hadn’t been working the camera I would have said something.”
So began a storm of controversy that has swept over Lake Monticello since the April 25 meeting of its board of directors.
Busy filming the directors’ meeting for broadcast on channel 977, Nixon’s ears perked up when vice president Joy Bauserman read her proposed policy changes to the rest of the board. If the changes are adopted, children under the age of 16 will no longer be allowed to use most Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) amenities without adult supervision.

Add a comment

Read more...

Photo courtesy of Horace ScruggsAfter more than 10 performances during the spring semester alone, how does one concert stand out above the rest? With 23 years of experience as Fluvanna County High School choral director, Horace Scruggs knows how to make a concert pop. And this year’s Pops Concert is designed to do just that.
“This year we’re trying to make it more than a concert,” declared Scruggs. “We’re really trying to make it a show with full choreography and lighting.” Gone are the days of squeezing into a gymnasium with sound bouncing all over the walls and fizzling into corners. Now the choral department has come home to its own state-of-the-art auditorium in the new high school. Making this Pops Concert an event to remember will be easy.
So this Sunday (May 19) at 4 p.m., the FCHS choral department hopes to see the auditorium packed with community members ready for a good show.
Add a comment

Read more...

High school geometry teacher Lori Hoffman won the district-wide honor of Fluvanna Teacher of the Year. Photo by Kristin SanckenAmong the six nominees from the Fluvanna County School Division, high school geometry teacher Lori Hoffman won the district-wide honor of Fluvanna Teacher of the Year which was announced at Wednesday’s (May 8) School Board Meeting.
Students for Teachers, the American Legion and a representative from grocery store E.W. Thomas presented the award, which included a hometown heroes banquet to be held on Sunday, May 12, at Lake Christian Church.
“As students in Fluvanna County schools every day, we witness teachers who make a better future in our lives,” said Students for Teachers member Robyn Hightman. “Thank you for inspiring us, no matter how challenging the year and how limited the resources.”
Add a comment

Read more...

A bit of a controversy is swirling in Fluvanna County over comments posted on the Internet by Shaun Kenney about the dead Boston Marathon bomber.
Posting on a friend’s Facebook page on Friday, Kenney, the chairman of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors, reacted to a recent news story by Boston.com detailing how the bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is buried in a Muslim cemetery in Doswell near Richmond.
Add a comment

Read more...

Emogene Johnson, Mozell Booker, Hilda Pendergrass, Elizabeth White and Sue Davies. Photo by Maria Gallardo-GonzalezCunningham memories are bittersweet
In elementary school days, there are certain memories that loom large – the time there was a bat in the bathroom, the monkey costume you wore for the school play whose tail kept falling off, or the teacher who inspired you to do something with your life. For the students and staff of Cunningham District School, these memories are bittersweet. The school will close at the end of the month.

Add a comment

Read more...