Fluvanna Review

Sage Garden owners Roberta and John Mann and their golden retriever Tara.The proposal. It’s one of those family stories their now grown children have heard countless times. John and Roberta attended the same high school in New Jersey, but never met until they ran into each other in Colorado several years later. They started dating and discovered how much they had in common. When John felt it was time to pop the big question, Roberta had a question for him.

“Yes, but only if we live on a farm,” she replied. “I’m going back East to be closer to my family, and I’m going to buy a farm. Are you on board?”

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Members of the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors spent much of Wednesday afternoon (April 2) debating whether to approve a code of ethics.
At the Board’s retreat in January, it adopted four strategic initiatives. One was “practice good governance.” On the action agenda for that initiative, the Board expressed its desire to “develop and adopt a Board code of performance that demonstrates the Board’s commitment to witnessing the values inherent with good governance.”
The code contains standards such as “recognize the public’s right to know the public’s business,” “carefully guard against conflict of interest or its appearance,” and “be a good listener, carefully considering all opinions and points of view.”
But when it came time to approve the document, things got tricky.
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The Fluvanna Review won 13 Virginia Press Association (VPA) awards for its news and ad design work in 2013. The announcement was made at the annual VPA banquet held this year in Short Pump on Saturday, April 5.
Lisa Hurdle, the paper’s advertising designer, won nine awards for her work – including four first-place awards. Editorial Designer Lynn Stayton-Eurell won four including two first-place awards. Reporter Ruthann Carr won a third-place award for a series of features highlighting the life of African-American leaders in Fluvanna County.
The paper competed this year against over 40 other weeklies whose circulation ranged between 5,000 and 10,000. The Fluvanna Review prints 6,300 copies each week and circulates in Fluvanna, parts of Charlottesville, Albemarle and Louisa counties.
“Lisa and Lynn work each week to design the best paper we can possibly put together,” said Carlos Santos, the paper’s publisher and editor. “Ruthann is an experienced reporter with a great sense of story.”

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Kelly Williams owns the Painted Horse Ranch.The Painted Horse Ranch Bed and Breakfast isn’t all things to all people, but it could be exactly what you need.

Kelly and Mike Williams own the Painted Horse Ranch just east of the Hardware River on Rt. 6. They call it home and so do about a dozen horses the couple train. Kelly envisioned having a place on their peaceful ranch for people who come to have their horses trained could stay and relax.

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Erin Edgerton won Best In Show.There were not many entries in this years’ annual photo contest sponsored by Fluvanna County Parks and Recreation but those who participated showed some awe-inspiring work including Erin Edgerton, one of the youngest entrants at age 15.

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