Fluvanna Review

Maria Carter won first place in the oil/acrylic category for Field of Flowers Photo by Page H. GiffordTrilbie Knap, a watercolorist from Charlottesville was the judge for the Fluvanna Art Association’s annual juried show. The show, currently at the Fluvanna County Library through December, features some striking works by members.

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Volunteer Ralph Davidson brings meals to Mildred Bennett. Photo by George BabcockThe Dogwood Restaurant saved the day for Fluvanna’s Meals on Wheels (MOW) and its hungry clients.
In the past, Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) provided hot dinners to MOW, delivering them right to the doorstep of Effort Church where volunteers stood ready to package them up and send them off throughout the county.
But due to increased demand on JABA’s kitchen operations, the organization told MOW it wouldn’t be able to provide meals as of Jan. 1.
“It caused us quite a scramble. It was a panic,” said Lisa Himes, chair of the MOW board. “We had to find somebody that could not only prepare that many meals but could deliver the food to us.”
Fluvanna’s MOW brings hot meals to 72 clients throughout the county five days a week. Cooking that much food is no small task.
But during a lunch at the Dogwood, Himes spoke with co-owner Mike Hartling, and he jumped on board. The Dogwood now whips up 72 meals a day, five days a week, and delivers them to Effort.
“We’ve had an outpouring of comments from clients noticing a huge difference in the food quality,” said Himes. “They like it better. Before, the food was coming from Charlottesville. Now it’s arriving from five minutes away. Plus, the Dogwood is cooking for 72 clients, whereas JABA was preparing for a large number for all their programs.”
The hot meals include meat, starch, vegetables, fruit, or milk in a varying menu, said Himes.
“We got out of the cafeteria-style food and made it more quality, made-to-order food,” said Hartling. “We recently made chicken piccata and pork marsala. JABA was forced to cook for a huge number. We are able to come up with fresher products.”
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Debra Lucado, Renny Megahan, Jeff Craig and Joe Chesser cut the ribbon. Photo by Page H. Gifford Attracting shoppers locally and supporting the newly stocked Fluvanna Ace Hardware (formerly Do It Best) was Joe Chesser’s message to the group of well-wishers gathered at Friday’s (Sept. 12) ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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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.
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• 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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Comedian Sid Davis will perform in Fluvanna on Oct. 20.The Fluvanna Arts Council’s 14th season is moving in a new direction, bringing in more local talent, some familiar favorites and some newcomers and lower ticket prices. Kicking off the 2012-2013 season on Oct. 20 is comedian Sid Davis from North Carolina. Davis’ act is described as family-friendly fun and invigorating. Davis pokes fun at everyday events and keeps audiences rolling with laughter. Add a comment

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