Fluvanna Review

Gloria Bridges credits Fluvanna’s adult education program with helping her become a U.S. citizen. Photo by Kristin SanckenIn the rolling hills of central Fluvanna county lays a typical brick ranch house. But walk inside its doors and the brightly colored walls, parquet floors and wicker furniture transport you to Gloria Bridges’ native hometown of Cartagena, Colombia.
Bridges’ story is one told many times throughout the Untied States. American boy and Latin girl fall in love, get married and move back stateside for better opportunities for their children. Only Bridges never expected for so many opportunities to be afforded to her as well.
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Church members gathered for the ground breaking.  Photo by Pam DempseySaints Peter and Paul Catholic Church broke ground for their new parish and education center on Sunday, April 14. Since its beginning in the mid 1980s, the congregation of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church has grown. To accommodate its growing parish and to expand its ability to meet the needs of the Catholic community, it was decided that a new worship space needed to be built. Over the last several years, parishioners recognized the need for a Parish Life and Education Center and a Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
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Track and field
The Fluvanna boys’ track teams put their undefeated season on the line April 13 at the Gus Lacy Track Classic in Fork Union. Outstanding performances across the board launched the Flucos into a third place finish in one of Virginia’s biggest invitationals, which featured 18 teams from all over the state.
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Steve Brownell at Virginia School of Metal. Photo by Christina Dimeo Guseman“People have an inherent curiosity about sparks and fire,” asserted Steve Brownell, president of Virginia School of Metal. People also have a creative streak, he continued, so combining the two leaves them utterly fascinated.

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Margie Smith is the owner, operator and licensed nail technician of HandsNFeet2U. Photo courtesy of Margie SmithMargie Smith, a former nursing assistant, decided it was time to start her own business. She is the owner, operator and licensed nail technician of HandsNFeet2U, a mobile natural spa and nail service.
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