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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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While legal fireworks and sparklers are a popular part of July 4th celebrations, in most areas of Virginia they could become a cause of wildfires this year.
Many areas of the state have experienced below-average rainfall, resulting in dry brush and grass.

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Loli and Paul Stams display thier art.This is the second time that the Fluvanna Art Association has hosted a husband and wife team of artists. A few years ago, Curtis Putnam and his then wife, Fei, exhibited their pottery. On Saturday (June16) the FAA hosted a well attended reception for exhibitors Paul and Delores (Loli) Stams at the Fork Union Community Center.

Paul does photography and this past winter spoke to members of the FAA about his unique and often offbeat photography. Delores or Loli as she is known to her friends and fellow artists, is more traditional in her approach to her art. Add a comment

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