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Connor ReillyThere is a star in Fluvanna’s galaxy but we might have missed it because our telescope isn’t trained on that orbit.

We give props to top athletes, high academic achievers, Eagle Scouts and heroes.

But a bassoon player? It’s about time.

Fluvanna County High School senior Connor Reilly joined a rare group when the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America chose him as one of five bassoonists to become a part of its elite family.

That means together with other top student musicians, Connor will study in New York this summer for a three-week residency, as well as play a July 21 concert at Carnegie Hall followed by a performance trip through Latin America.
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From a survey designed to help the Board of Supervisors decide on budget priorities to a program to recognize those that contribute to the community, Fluvanna County government wants to know what you think. 

“We always, always, always want to hear feedback from the community – good, bad, indifferent, preferences – especially during budget season,” said County Administrator Steve Nichols.
To that end, the county website (fluvannacounty.org) is hosting a 2017 citizen survey that asks residents to weigh in on their satisfaction with the county’s current services and direction. Nichols plans to present the data from the survey at the Board of Supervisors meeting on March 15.

He encouraged residents to take the survey, accessible from the website’s homepage, before March 15. “The Board does really listen and they are very interested,” he said.

Residents can always reach out using My Two Cents, a virtual comment box available on the website. People can leave compliments, criticisms, concerns or suggestions for departments or staff members.


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County adopts social media policy

Fluvanna County is taking steps to separate the professional and private lives of its employees on social media.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the county’s new social media use policy at its meeting Wednesday afternoon (March 1). The county previously had no such policy.

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Lake pool options presented at town hall

Lake Monticello residents will soon be asked to decide between funding options on a $900,000 pool replacement project.

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Youth Boardgaming League leader Craig Girard tells students how to playCraig Girard, a board game-loving father, decided to share that love with Fluvanna’s middle school students by creating the Youth Boardgaming League.

Every Thursday after school, about 10 students gather with Girard and Vinnie Carrion, a fellow game-loving dad, to play board games and try their hand at creating new ones.

And we’re not talking Life, Monopoly or checkers.

When seventh graders Noah Young and Aidan Girard started playing games as toddlers and preschoolers, their favorites weren’t Chutes and Ladders or Memory. Noah’s favorite game was chess. Aidan said he never played “those classic games.” His favorite was Bakugan

It’s a board game inspired by Bakugan Battle Brawlers, a Japanese-Canadian television series.
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