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Carol EddyCarol Eddy’s elaborate and detailed work on a petite scale is astounding. Not one of her unique jewelry pieces is the same. Though she crafts them with precision her creative whimsy is obvious, especially in her spoon pendants that feature all kinds of little things from pearls to delicate little flowers, hearts, tea cups and butterflies. Her work is reminiscent of the Victorian jewelry designers, where graceful yet flawless details were added into every piece.

Eddy also has a neuromuscular disease, called Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, which causes a gradual loss of muscle that is not regained. Hip weakness was the first thing she noticed. Having lost her ability to walk, she is now confined to her scooter to get around the house. It has now affected her shoulders and she is unable to lift her arms very high, but said she can easily work at a table with her supplies in front of her.

“Gradually I lost function from the age of 29, but it was slow enough that I could keep ahead of the disease and adjust the way I do things.  My hands have always been one of my greatest assets,” she said. “As a quilter, I could do tiny stitches piecing together pieces of cloth. Now I do another kind of piecing with E6000 glue instead of thread. My hands are working for me, but they, too, will get weaker over time. When that time comes, I’ll just have to find another way to find a happy pastime. I never give up.”

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County joins school fiber network project

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night (May 17) to move forward with a fiber network project that will benefit both the school system and county government.

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Pool and food service dominate Lake candidate forum

Questions about the community pool and food service dominated a candidates’ forum hosted by the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association (LMOA) Wednesday night (May 17) at the new Fairway Clubhouse.

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New plan saves single parents hundreds of dollars

A mistake will cost seven Fluvanna County retirees their supplemental health insurance.

But the decision to change insurance providers will slash the costs of 19 employees by hundreds of dollars, and save all employees a premium increase.

When the Board of Supervisors voted March 15 to switch health care providers as of July 1 from Anthem to Cigna, no one knew that meant some county retirees would lose their supplemental coverage.

No health insurance company will offer a full insurance plan to a Medicare-eligible retiree, said Gail Parrish, county human resources manager. But some, like Anthem, will offer a supplemental plan. Cigna does not. Add a comment

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Russell Jennings, Teacher of the year 2017The Fluvanna School Board meeting Wednesday (May 10) was chock full of good things – accomplished students, favorite teachers and staff and employee bonuses.

The Board voted unanimously to give a $400 bonus to all full-time employees of the 2016-17 school year who worked through May 19. Employees should expect to see the money in June.

Each building principal announced the teacher and support staff person of the year for their building.

Superintendent Chuck Winkler then announced who among them got the award for the whole district. Add a comment

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