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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Julie Young’s third grade class. Photo courtesy of Julie YoungIf you want a quirky answer to a standard question, ask a kid.
The Fluvanna Review went looking for fresh reflections on Thanksgiving in Julie Young’s third grade class at Carysbrook Elementary School. The result was a sheaf of handwritten musings straight from the hearts of some of Fluvanna’s cutest kids.
And yes, they all answered in complete sentences.
What are you thankful for?
• My mom, dad, dog, chickens, cat, Granmma, Granpa, brother, cosens, Unkle and ant. (Mason Chiovaro)
• My frends and famly and my Anumls, and God (heven,) my Smarts, my helth and good shape, my Books, my imagunashn. (Shaun Larraburu)
• My Anamails, frineds, famliy, house, School, teacher, food, water, God, car, air, gravity, and chlose! (Abby White)
• Candy, Gifts, mony, make up, Jylry, my friens. (Diamond Johnson)
• My family, God, my house, my friends, make up and evreything else. (Tierra Patterson)
• My Drums, my cat’s, my paront’s, my Minecraft, my life, and my Garrett [friend]. (Tyler DeGregory)
What do you like best about Thanksgiving?
• I like food the best, because my mamaw makes really good mash potatos. (Allison Monfalcone)
• I like to play turky baseball. Frist you get ferid turky then you throw the freind turky. Then you hit it with a bat. Simpale. (Alex Wiese)
• The food, The games, and cakes. (Diamond Johnson)
• I like my famliy the best because, they are so nice and we get to eat together and the truky all the food! (Abby White)
• I like food Becas it is delishos. (Shaun Larraburu)
• I like Thanksgiving the best because we go down to Grandmas house and everybody comes down because my Grandma makes the best food. (Tierra Patterson)
• I like turkey becase the flavor is awsome. (Dylan Pardue)
• I like geting together with my family the best, because I Love to spend time with my family. (Noah Jones)
• I like Pumpkin pie Because it is yummy, sweet, tasty delisues, and cool. (Garrett Chilson)
• I like spending time with my family and having fun together. (Artela Aljiji)
• I like best is my whole family gits together because my whole family lives in anther house. (Breanna Wheaton)
If you were in charge of Thanksgiving, what would you make? Why?
• I like Turkey it tastes so, so, so, good. (Mac Cobbs)
• Mash potaetos Becase they are Soper Good. (Shaun Larraburu)
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The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors decided Wednesday night (Nov. 19) to learn more about implementing a business license fee.
Supervisors instructed Commissioner of the Revenue Mel Sheridan and staff to gather information on both a potential business license fee and a potential restructuring of the business personal property tax.
An alternative to the traditional business/professional/occupation license (BPOL) tax, a simple licensing allows tracking of new business starts in the county, Community Development Director Bobby Popowicz told the Board, and allows his office to disseminate information and opportunities to local businesses.
Businesses would be required to register with the county and possibly – though not necessarily – pay a fee. This would give the county comprehensive listing and tracking possibility, Popowicz said, allowing it to do things like create a local business directory linked to the county website.
The downsides to the proposal include costs, especially personnel costs, associated with implementing the idea. Even the highest fee Popowicz mentioned - $50 per business – would fall short of paying for a person to administer the business licensing. Plus, he said, businesses in the community may see a fee as the first step toward implementing the widely unpopular BPOL tax.
“At the business license level we will not make money; we will come out even,” Sheridan predicted. Supervisors will further examine a business license fee in January and a potential restructuring of the business personal property tax in March.

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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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Fork Union Depot. Photo by Sally Browning.In the early 1900s, a bit of sophistication came to Fluvanna County. The glamorous-sounding Virginia Airline Railway, headed by a hype man called “Captain,” connected the county to such exotic places as Chicago, New York and Charlottesville. Add a comment

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