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Bike lane at Turkeysag TrailPedestrians and cyclists will have an easier time negotiating Turkey Sag Trail following improvements made by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Sarah Drennen

Sarah Drennen of Troy won two tickets to the Daughtry concert scheduled for Saturday (July 28) at the Pavilion on the Charlottesville downtown mall.

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Jan Hall, Harold and Judy Sheets garden to provide fresh produce for Fluvanna’s hungry.Community gardenEven during these scorching hot summer days you can find dedicated gardeners working to provide food for themselves and Fluvanna’s hungry.
The Plant a Row program at the Pleasant Grove Community Gardens started in 2009 and continues to grow like the pole beans and sweet potatoes planted in its soil. Not only do individual gardeners plant one row to donate to the hungry, Fluvanna Master Gardeners have 11 plots where they grow vegetables for that purpose. So far, hundreds of volunteer hours have produced thousands of pounds of food donated to the Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) Foodbank at Carysbrook, said Joan Farren, master gardener.

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Fork Union Drive-InLast summer, the Fork Union Drive-In had a regular season with double feature showings of the latest movies every weekend night. But this year, both the screen and the public remain in the dark.

“I really don’t know what’s going on,” said Mary Cook, who lives across the street from the drive-in. “When my grandkids come we go two or three times a year. I know it would be greatly missed.” Add a comment

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187 Million ash trees in Commonwealth now at risk

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a non-native, invasive, wood-boring beetle from Asia that was first detected in Detroit in 2002 and has now spread to 15 states, including Virginia. First found in Fairfax County in 2003, it has been recently confirmed in the counties of Pittsylvania, Halifax, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Lee, Buchanan, Hanover, Warren, Caroline, Prince Edward, Giles, Loudoun and Stafford. Previous finds include the counties of Arlington, Prince William and Frederick.

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