Fluvanna Review

Right now, the Fluvanna County Rescue Squad is operating under a provisional license after failing an inspection on May 6. The squad failed due to insufficient record-keeping and dirty and unkempt equipment, according to information provided by Michael Berg of the Virginia Office of Emergency Services. The ambulances in question were taken out of service, the issues addressed, ambulances re-inspected and passed.
But record-keeping remains an issue and on Monday (July 29) state inspectors will return to see if that deficiency has been addressed to the state’s satisfaction. If not, the Fluvanna Rescue Squad’s license to operate will expire July 31, Berg said.
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There are almost 300 properties currently for sale in Fluvanna County with over half the houses – 179 – selling for under $200,000., according to the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors.
A total of 81 homes are currently under contract in the county, according to CAAR.
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Building a Habitat home. Photo courtesy of  Jenni WhiteheadDonate more, pay less. This is the idea behind Virginia’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). As of July 1, when you donate to Fluvanna Habitat (a minimum of $500), 65% of that donation will come back to you in Virginia State Tax Credits. Therefore, for a donation of $500 you will receive $325 in state tax credits. This means that out of pocket expense for the donation is only $175. It is important to note that this money comes back as a credit and not a deduction, so it is applied directly to your tax bill or refund. Businesses and trusts also qualify under NAP, however the minimums are different.
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A Park & Ride lot has been established at the Jefferson Centre shopping center on Turkeysag Trail in Fluvanna County, catering to Lake Monticello residents who carpool to Charlottesville or other locations, according to a press release from RideShare in Charlottesville.
The Park & Ride spaces are located to the left of the shopping center in a section of the lot that faces Turkeysag Trail.
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Coach Cos DiFazio with Hannah Brown, Alexa Owen, Emma DiFazio and Olivia Strickland. The girls took first place in the relay event. Photos by Margie StricklandFluvanna Aquatics Sports Team (FAST) faced the Boar’s Head Swim Team in the final meet of the regular season on July 17. Boar’s Head won, 631.5 to 456.5.
But FAST’s Abby Harlow had a strong showing at the meet, finishing first in the 9-10 girls’ 50M freestyle and breaststroke and second in the butterfly. Reagan McAdams was the top FAST finisher in the girls’ 8&U 25M breaststroke, 25M butterfly, and 50M freestyle. Swimmers continue to post time improvements every week. The best improvement for the girls was Kirsten Estes, who dropped 11.03 seconds in her 11-12 year old 50M freestyle. For the boys, Garred Breeden improved 11.82 seconds in the 15-18 year old boys’ 50M free, Ryan Scopeleti dropped 12.15 seconds in the 8&U boys’ 25M back, Nathan Estes improved 10.88 seconds in the 9-10 boys’ 50M back, and Zach Thurston-Wells shaved 27.41 seconds off his time in the 9-10 year old boys’ 100M free.
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