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This FlucoFinder column’s goal is to share with the community, information about the schools that is often missed by those who do not have students in school. Here you will find news of events and activities of public interest, with details and contact information, bringing readers a new awareness of the exciting things that are out there.
The Fluvanna School Board meets at 6:30 on the second Wednesday of the month in the School Board office. If you cannot attend watch it on Charlottesville public access channel 14 and Lake Monticello’s channel 977, the following week. Produced by the FCHS TV production group. Check channel news for times.
Fluvanna High School
• Oct. 17: There will be a community preview of “The Audition” by the FCHS Drama class in FCHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. The show will then go on to statewide VHSL competitions.
• Nov. 1: Homecoming parade, 6 p.m. beginning at Pleasant Grove. Community groups and school clubs are among those participating in the float competition. Organized by the Student Government Association (SGA) the parade expects to be better than ever. All are invited to watch them proceed along Rt. 53 to the high school. It will be followed by the Fluco football game and the crowning of the Homecoming court queen and king at halftime.
• Ongoing: The following varsity sports are well underway: cross country, football, golf, and lacrosse. Check flucoathletics.org for schedules, then come cheer them on. Replay of Fluco football games are shown on LM channel 977.
The walk of fame has begun. Come check it out at the entrance to the stadium. Buy a brick and be a part of history. For details contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Fluvanna Middle School
• Ongoing: The First Lego League (FLL) is currently recruiting within county schools. FLL is a robotics program for students 9 – 14 years old designed to excite them about science and technology
• Oct. 18: Friday Fun Day
• Now – Nov. 9: Attractions coupon books deadline has been extended and are still available.
More information about above activities is available at fluvannamiddleschoolpto.com
Carysbrook Elementary School
• Oct. 23: Papa John’s pizza night: 5:30 to 9 p.m. A percentage of the proceeds from sales benefit the school. Tell them you are participating in the Carysbrook promotion.
• Oct. 25: Fun Friday Movie day: 3 to 6 p.m. Hotel Transylvania
• Oct. 31: Pumpkin decorating contest. Judging by the PTO, prizes awarded in numerous categories.
• Nov. 19: Grandparents Day. Want to be a Grandparent for the day? Even if you don’t have a child at Carysbrook, lots of kids would love you to be their grandparent for lunch. A completed volunteer form, found at fluco.org, is required.
Central Elementary School
• Ongoing: Every year Central earns hundreds of dollars and free products through silent fundraisers. You can be part of it. Sign up or clip box tops and turn them in at the main office. Participants include; Campbell labels, Food Lion points, MyCokeRewards, Tyson labels, Target REDcard points , Giant awards and Papa Johns. Details at, centralelementarypto.digitalpto.com .
• Nov. 4: Central Mobile Dentist Visit, 8 am. To 3 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer assignments are presently being filled at the schools. If you are interested and have not been contacted contact either Volunteer Coordinator Sue Sheridan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Carleigh Wegner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with FISH. They are working together to match up volunteers with teachers needs

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When did you start with the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Department?
June 3, 2013
Where do you live?
I’ve lived in Albemarle County since 2011.
The sheriff mentioned you were retired and you had an interesting background. From where did you retire and tell me about your background, your training, special expertise or experience.
I am an honor graduate of Drury University, hold a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and am a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society. I am a member of the national criminal justice honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma. Recently, I received my credentials as a Certified Homeland Protection Professional recognizing me as a professional in the field of homeland security.
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Annette Daly has decided to wear this outfit to her upcoming high school reunion. Photo courtesy of Annette DalyWhether this is your 10th or 50th high school reunion you are attending, it has surely crossed your mind on what you should wear.
We all know that we will be making comparisons on how we look with other classmates. If you want to walk in the room looking confident and feeling comfortable, then avoid these three mistakes.
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This FlucoFinder column’s goal is to share with the community, information about the schools. Here you will find news of events and activities of public interest, with details and contact information. The FlucoFinder logo was designed by Brendan Murray, a 2013 Fluvanna County High School graduate.
Fluvanna High School
• Ongoing: Mr. David Small’s TV production group will be producing and taping sporting events at School Board meetings for viewing on Charlottesville public access channel 14 and on Lake Monticello’s channel 977.

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Where do you live?
I live on Rt. 15 in Fluvanna County.
How long have you lived in Fluvanna? What brought you here?
I was born here. After spending some of my childhood in Buckingham, I came back to Fluvanna in fifth grade and have been here ever since.
Tell us about your work.
I am the owner of Cuts N Candy, a children’s hair salon located in the Piedmont Village Plaza by CVS. We’re the home of the Lollipop Chop! All our names are fun for the kids, with some kind of candy name to it, like the Butterscotch Blow Dry. We do birthday parties, spa services, body art, hair feathers, and more. When I do haircuts, I give each kid a token. When they’re done, they put it in a box and choose a free prize.
We opened last October, though we’ve been in the building for a year this August. When we hit the year mark, things really took off. A few weeks ago we had all the back-to-school kids, and now we’re getting the ones from Albemarle. It’s exciting.
Tell us about your family.
I have two daughters and a son. My 14-year-old daughter is very outspoken (like her mother), and she runs track. My 12-year-old son is probably about as cocky as they get, though if you speak to his football coaches, they’ll say it’s “sportsmanship.” My 10-year-old daughter is just starting to take band lessons for clarinet. I used to play clarinet so I’ve been able to teach her. Also, my sister lives with me during college breaks. There’s never a dull moment with them.
My aunt, Jacqueline Newton, is the brains behind Cuts N Candy and has been a major help throughout the process of opening and running the business. My extended family has always been a strong support team.
Tell us about a hobby you have.
Work and family are my life right now. Once you become a mom you don’t really have a life outside of that! Before I was a mom I did a lot of reading. Though I have to say, I can bargain shop very well. It goes back to the kids – once you have three kids you have to bargain shop.
Describe one of the highlights of your life.
Opening up the shop was one of the greatest highlights of my life. I did everything on faith. When I opened I had a negative bank account, I had nothing to even put in the shop – all I had was a business plan.
I used to do hair for adult clients, but you get tired of doing the same thing over and over again. When we have a talent we take it for granted. I went back to school for two years and got my associates in accounting, but I didn’t like that either. So I started working at Snip-Its in Forest Lakes (another children’s salon). As soon as I went there I knew I wanted to open a salon of my own and work with children. Fluvanna didn’t have anything like that, so what better area to do that in?
Describe one of the biggest surprises of your life.
Finding out I was pregnant for the first time was a very big surprise! I saw normal babies all around me and had nightmares that she would be unhealthy – or look like an alien! I don’t know why, I just had that fear. It was a big part of my pregnancy. But when she came out she looked like a little doll baby – in fact, she still does. She was beautiful.
Describe one of the tragedies/struggles of your life.
About two years ago now my grandmother passed away from cancer. My children and I would get off of work or school and go over to Buckingham with my mom and other members of the family to take care of her. When she passed away it was the hardest time. She died a few hours before her 81st birthday.
I miss everything about her. She was hilarious. A few days before she died she played this trick on us. She was in her last days, going in and out, and having good days and bad days. Well, it was a bad day, and when we went over to see her she wanted to sit up and go into the kitchen. All of a sudden she faked like she was blind. She sat up and said, “I can’t see a thing!” My mom was getting ready to cry, my aunt got the nurse on the phone, only come to find out my grandmother had winked at my mom’s friend before she did it.
When she lost all the weight during chemo she didn’t worry about looking sick. She thought she looked good in her skinny jeans. I still remember her with her leather jacket, stopping with her cane and telling me to look at how good she looked in her skinny jeans. She was outgoing, strong, willing to fight through anything.
Describe a dream you have for your future.
My big dream is to make this salon a franchise, to open up more in Virginia. I’ll start small and go big. Depending on how quickly things pick up, I’d like to open another salon within the next three years.
Describe a fear you have for your future.
I fear that if things don’t work out, I will have to start over and figure out what my next move will be.
Here’s your chance to sound off. If you could give one public service announcement/word of advice to the public at large, what would it be?
I think of myself opening up the shop with nothing. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. There is always a way to do it. If you step out in faith and follow your dreams you’ll have a better chance, rather than sitting back and listening to those who tell you that you can’t. And always remember to have fun!

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