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aya Saucedo snaps a photo with her now-missing camera. Naya Saucedo and Matt Wright quit their jobs and set off on a year-long backpacking jaunt around the world. But when they returned they discovered to their dismay that their priceless memories had been sold for $19.99.

Saucedo, 33, used her Canon Digital EOS Rebel T3i to take pictures of the adventures she and Wright, 30, had backpacking through Europe and Southeast Asia. But when they returned and started downsizing their belongings, a bag containing her camera was accidentally donated to the Good Will store on Heritage Dr. near Food Lion.

When the couple realized their mistake on July 31, they frantically called Good Will to see if the camera and its memory card was still there – but learned, to their horror, that the camera had been sold the day before.

Now they are desperately seeking the camera’s new owner. They will be glad to buy the camera back, Saucedo said, but what they really want is the camera’s memory card, which contains the photos.

“This mistaken donation of my camera means the photos of my dream-come-true trip are now with someone else,” Saucedo said. “I’ve waited years to have the experiences documented within its memory card. Imagine how devastating it was to learn that my camera and all of my memories were sold for $20. The camera itself is worth about $500 – yet that memory card is absolutely priceless!”

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Jason Abbott, artistFrom an early age Jason Abbott loved to draw. Like any child who craves drawing, he grabbed whatever pencil or pen was available and drew on scrap paper what he imagined. But one day when he was a child, he went out to lunch with his family while on a cross country trip in Germany.
“I remember the floor–to–ceiling windows and looking out at the huge mountains. I was so fixated on that scene I didn’t even care about my chocolate milk,” Abbott laughed. “But I just kept staring at it, watching the light behind it. It moved me so powerfully.”

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 Troy Weidenheimer Lake Monticello’s Troy Weidenheimer is a Renaissance man with a passion for writing, art and music.

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Maria Carter won first place in the oil/acrylic category for Field of Flowers Photo by Page H. GiffordTrilbie Knap, a watercolorist from Charlottesville was the judge for the Fluvanna Art Association’s annual juried show. The show, currently at the Fluvanna County Library through December, features some striking works by members.

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Thelma Stowell, GinaWoodring and Bob Strohmayer as Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey.Those who attended performances by The Persimmon Tree Players over years past know Bob Strohmayer. A staple of the group for nearly 20 years, always the actor and sometimes stage manager and long-time president of the group, Strohmayer is thinking about leaving the limelight and hanging up his hat for good. He has said in the past that every show would be his last but this time Strohmayer would like Harvey to be his exit from the stage. This was a role very near and dear to him and as memorable as all his years spent in community theater.

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