Fluvanna Review

Barry Douglas.In 2004, student Barry Douglas started the middle school step team called The Pink Panthers. From there many other step teams were formed. While Douglas was in high school he coached the Fluvanna County High School Step Team known as Steppers with Attitude S.W.A.
Douglas didn’t stop there; he formed the Fluvanna Community Step Team. He returned to the middle school to coach teams such as The Royalty Steppers and the Fluvanna County Dynamite Step Team.
Douglas was sad to say that this will be the farewell performance of the Dynamite Step dancers. Douglas has been directing and coaching the step teams in Fluvanna County for the past nine years and says it has been an honor and a privilege to work with all of his students.
“But time has come that I want to move on with my life and enjoy other opportunities,” he said. Douglas is not only a preacher with his own gospel group and a head of many organizations; he also has his own home care and cleaning business and works for Region Ten’s Community Service Board.
Add a comment

Read more...

Jaime Sajecki is the Black Bear Project leader for Virginia. Black bears, the only species of bear in Virginia, are not one would expect of a bear. Ask Jaime Sajecki, the Project Leader of the Black Bear Project for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). She points out that many have a vision of bears similar to those we see on TV or in the movies. Many envision a terrifying 750 pounds worth of carnivorous mammal, rising up on its hind legs in an attack stance, claws poised, roaring at its potential prey. This is a closer description of the Brown or Grizzly bear. Virginia’s bears are more mischievous, a little shy and resemble Gentle Ben or the frolicsome Winnie the Pooh.

Add a comment

Read more...

The Haden Manor House addition is roughed-in and authorities hope the renovation will be complete by this fall.
Now they are looking for items to exhibit in the main floor of the classic, three-story English Manor House built in 1854 at what is known as Pleasant Grove.
Andi Cumbo-Floyd accompanied Parks and Recreation Director Jason Smith on a recent tour of the home to talk about the building progress and the museum.
The county contracted with Cumbo-Floyd to write a basic history of Fluvanna and to help procure items for the museum. One of Economic Development Director Bobby Popowicz’s visions is to make Fluvanna a center for Heritage Tourism. Cumbo-Floyd offered an 11-page summary of Fluvanna’s historic offerings which included Pleasant Grove.

Add a comment

Read more...

Chris VanSlooten, FUMA aquatics director.More than 2,000 swimmers and their families are coming to Fork Union for two days of racing this weekend.

Fork Union Military Academy is opening its doors to the Jefferson Swim League for its annual swim championship July 27 and 28, said Chris VanSlooten, FUMA aquatics director. Add a comment

Read more...

Coach Michele Caron (left) and her assistants brief the Sharks.The Lake Monticello Swim Team defeated the Key West Swim Club by a score of 378-306 on Wednesday (July 18). The meet was held at the Key West neighborhood pool. First year head coach, Michelle Caron said that her team of over 100 youth swimmers has not lost a meet this year, and this was the team’s sixth and final swim meet of the regular season.

Caron, who is a rising junior and varsity swimmer at Bridgewater University, is well known for her swimming prowess. She won the Lake Monticello Fourth of July lake swim repeatedly while she was swimming for the Flucos.

Add a comment

Read more...