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Calvary Christian School announced its honor roll students for the 2011-2012 school term. Principal’s honor roll students must maintain an average of 95% or higher on all academic subjects, and honor roll students must maintain an average of 89% or higher on all academic subjects. Calvary Christian School is a ministry of Calvary Baptist Church in New Canton in Buckingham County.

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David Spicer and Norma Wood are the first residents at the Lodge at Old Trail, a senior living community in Crozet. The Lodge at Old Trail, a locally owned and operated senior living community in Crozet, formally celebrated its grand opening on Thursday (May 21). Over 250 people attended.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting featured local owner David Hilliard, Senator Creigh Deeds, The Lodge Executive Director Judy Bowes, and The Lodge’s first residents, Mr. David Spicer and Mrs. Norma Wood.

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Newly formed House of Hope, Central Virginia is seeking a house in the area.

Administrative assistant Becky Selzer said the Christian organization came very close to having a house in Palmyra donated to them, but the plans fell through. She said the group is hoping to find a house in Fluvanna or in a surrounding county that will provide a safe, healty living environment for troubled teens ages 12-17.

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Agricultural researchers have discovered a small wasp that could have a big impact on crop-ruining brown marmorated stink bugs.

The stink bugs feed on fruits and vegetables, as well as corn, cotton and soybeans. Pesticides labeled for use against brown marmorated stink bugs are mostly ineffective, and the pest has no natural enemies in the United States.

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FireworksFluvanna’s Fourth of July festivities have come a long way in the last sixty years.  When local realtor Adele Schaefer moved to Fluvanna in 1950 from Ridgewood, New Jersey, her father was disappointed in the rural area’s lack of celebratory activities.

“Ridgewood celebrated the Fourth of July in a major, major big way,” said Schaefer.  “When we got down here to our farm in Bybee, the Fourth of July was practically nonexistent.  There was nothing.  The only thing – if they did anything – was to go fishing.”

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