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Jan Hall, Harold and Judy Sheets garden to provide fresh produce for Fluvanna’s hungry.Community gardenEven during these scorching hot summer days you can find dedicated gardeners working to provide food for themselves and Fluvanna’s hungry.
The Plant a Row program at the Pleasant Grove Community Gardens started in 2009 and continues to grow like the pole beans and sweet potatoes planted in its soil. Not only do individual gardeners plant one row to donate to the hungry, Fluvanna Master Gardeners have 11 plots where they grow vegetables for that purpose. So far, hundreds of volunteer hours have produced thousands of pounds of food donated to the Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) Foodbank at Carysbrook, said Joan Farren, master gardener.

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Zahra  takes a rest from her adventures.Zoë Worrell was reunited with her dog Zahra on Monday (July 9) after seven months of separation. Fluvanna County’s SPCA had been sheltering Zahra under the special care of Erika Proctor, animal behavior specialist.

Zahra, a seven-year-old pitbull/American bulldog mix, was known as ‘Atlanta’ around the FSPCA, the name she was given by the shelter manager when she was taken in as a stray. “At some shelters dogs get numbers, but here everyone gets names,” said Proctor. “They’re not just a statistic; we care about every one of them.”

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Fluvanna Scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch.A crew of local teenage scouts and their leaders went on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron New Mexico. Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails that start at 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441. The Scouts from local Fluvanna Troop 138 and Troop 154 hiked for 61 miles over 10 days. They are pictured above at the top of Mt. Phillips at 11,770 feet.

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Lake Monticello ambulanceAn extensive evaluation of emergency services in Fluvanna County is underway following a decision by Louisa County to end mutual aid. As of July 5, Louisa County squads are no longer responding to mutual aid requests from Fluvanna. That decision by Louisa showed the need to reevaluate the area’s fire and rescue services.

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Frank Brown with his Congressional Gold MedalFluvanna’s local Montford Point Marine walked the halls of Congress June 28 and came back with a medal.

Frank Brown, 87, is one of the first waves of black men to join the U.S. Marine Corps. Brown was 18, when he joined the Corps in 1943.The troops were segregated from whites and were trained at Camp Montford Point, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, from 1942 to 1949. They weren’t allowed to enter the nearby base of Camp LeJeune.

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