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James WatkinsJames Watkins doesn’t live in Fluvanna but visits frequently from northern Albemarle County, where he has lived since April with his wife. It was Linda IdDeen who is shining a light on Watkins,’ worthwhile and one-of-kind service for seniors. Seniors Helping Seniors is a non-medical intervention for seniors, helping them to remain in their homes for as long as possible. IdDeen has signed on to be one of the seniors who help others. Add a comment

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One might think a silent movie would be odd to see in this day and age but The Artist is exceptional. The Oscar winner was shown at the Fluvanna County Library courtesy of Friends of the Library. Showing films twice a month is becoming popular in these parts and people are enjoying these outings. Add a comment

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Summer is in full swing, and the last thing on your mind is the fall, but stop for a moment and consider doing something that will change you and your family’s life forever: host a high school foreign exchange student for a school year. The fall is in the future and you’ve got more pressing plans right now, but hosting is an experience unlike any other. It is an experience that you’ll never forget!
Leslie Truex is the local coordinator for Academic Year in America (AYA), one of the country’s largest and most respected high school student exchange organizations. Based out of Stamford, Conn., AYA is a non-profit organization that places close to 1,000 students a year. Truex’s role is to facilitate and oversee student placements in the Fluvanna and central Virginia area.

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Jeri GoldsteinAfter publishing her award-winning How to Be Your Own Booking Agent, The Musician’s & Performing Artist’s Guide to Successful Touring, author and former agent and manager, Jeri Goldstein decided it was time to share some more business tips with wannabe entertainers.

One hundred hot business tips are compiled in her latest book called The Tiny Guide to Huge Success, 100 Biz Boosting Hot Tips to Ignite Your Performing Career.

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Students held a fundraiser at Pleasant GroveStudent-run groups Students for Teachers and Packed for Success raised $340.38 and collected five grocery bags and several cardboard boxes of supplies at their fund-raising event held Sunday (Aug. 5) at Pleasant Grove.

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