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Overall, I think Ms. (Christina) Guseman wrote a balanced story. However, that last sentence was really a cheap shot. Some of us can’t move, whether we want to or not. Shame on you for using a throw away editorial comment like that.

Christina Guseman responds: The last sentence was meant to underscore the point, made earlier in the article, that Aqua customers have no recourse other than moving – an option which, as Ms. Tidwell points out, is not feasible for many.

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I want to congratulate the Lake Monticello Beautification Corps on a wonderful holiday home tour on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. I am sure that the planning of this tour along with all the volunteers took an enormous amount of organization and cooperation for all involved.
Upon arriving at each house you were greeted with a person with an umbrella to protect you from the rain. There were two volunteers at the front door to help put booties over your shoes to protect the floors of each home. A volunteer was at each front door to check off your ticket and a person was in each room that was viewed to answer any questions you might have about the decorations.
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David Moore is moving from finance director at Lake Monticello to a new position in Charlottesville, advancing his career. I am writing as a volunteer active in Lake Monticello finance to note the contribution he has made in his more than two years of service to the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA.) He arrived during a very difficult time, after the finance director’s position had been vacant for a long period. Financial reporting to LMOA members had essentially ceased, records were not in great shape, and outdated financial management software was in use.
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I want to thank everyone who packed a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. Because of your generosity, the Salem Church relay center collected 978 shoeboxes. Thanks also to the wonderful volunteers from Salem and Crossroads Community Church who collected, packed and loaded cartons of shoeboxes. You’ve brought joy to many needy children this Christmas.

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We have lived on Rt. 633, now – 1079 N. Boston road – in Troy for 17 years. At that time it was just a country road. There were no yellow lines to let us know which side of the road we should be driving on. We used respect for the other driver and good common sense.
Now it is year 2014, North Boston road has a lot more houses, the Lake Monticello area has built out and the Zion Crossroads area has exploded with Lowe’s and Walmart. You know the rest. We think North Boston Road has become a short cut to I-64 east and the big box shops at the Crossroads.
The traffic has more than tripled in the 17 years we mentioned. The road has the same width and the curves have not gotten any straighter. We do have yellow lines now!
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