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Trump’s success at the polls can only be explained this way. The American public is fed up with the current administration and Congress. Someone who is not a politician has great appeal. Are you better off now than eight years ago? Be honest now! Hillary Clinton would be a repeat of Obama. She wasn’t the choice eight years ago and why would we want her now that she is under a cloud of mistrust?

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The weather cooperated and Fluvanna’s Pleasant Grove Park was a buzz of fun, enlightenment, and laughter on Saturday, May 7. Congratulations to the many, many people who worked so hard to make the 20th Old Farm Day come alive and be a great success. Special thanks to the three co-chairs: Tricia Johnson, Mary Tilman, and Jackie Bland as well as the 21 Old Farm Day committee members. I am fully aware of the many, many hours that went into planning the event, from securing business supporters; recruiting vendors and entertainment; advertising; planning the parking; planning educational booths; and recruiting lots of volunteers for the day of the event. We had family members come down from Washington D.C. for the event and they had a blast. Other family members, who have lived in other parts of the country, commented on the warmth and friendliness of folks in Fluvanna. Old Farm Day is one of the many reasons that Fluvanna is a great place to live, work and play.

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Here’s a question for those people responsible for making decisions here at Lake Monticello: Why not put the safety of Lake residents first instead of last when tractor trailers are delivering construction material to the R&R project in section four? We have narrow winding streets with blind curves and dips on Jefferson Blvd. We have elderly people walking dogs, joggers, bicyclists and children playing in the street but no signs warning drivers. We have how many thousands of cars on roads not designed for year-round residents. Now we have tractor trailers entering from the Turkeysag gate or the main gate and driving up to four miles on these narrow roads to make a delivery.
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Okay, I can’t restrain myself any longer.
I have been reading about Donald Trump’s economic plan. “I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal.” This completely repudiates the promise established over centuries of the full faith and credit of the United States. So, with Donald Trump’s deal, i.e., discounting the debt, the retirement savings of tens of millions of American’s would be wiped out in an instant. Not to mention wiping out the debt held by major institutions and foreign creditors. Do you really want to see what happens then?
Wow, and good luck to us all.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Page H. Gifford’s article about the middle school art. My daughter has been a student of Margie Kritzer for the last three years and is currently in her advanced art class. Kritzer is an absolute asset to the middle school and our community. Her enthusiasm for art is contagious and she consistently motivates her students to surpass their own expectations. Personally, I know she has encouraged my daughter to believe in her abilities. As a parent, I am consistently impressed by the teachers and staff in our schools. As my daughter moves on to the high school, I am going to miss seeing all of the very creative creations that come out of Kritzer’s class. I applaud bringing attention to this woman who gives so much to her students and publicly thank all who work in our schools!

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