Lifestyles

Rotary looks to grow in downtown Louisa

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s no secret that the Louisa County Rotary Club likes to help every facet of the community, be it students, businesses or the residents themselves. From passing out 300 dictionaries per year to local students or organizing play presentations, their mission is clear. Hard work isn’t avoided. That’s why, when brainstorming for their next big project, the group combined all of their passion, hands-on involvement and community improvement into a

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  • Louisa’s service clubs in sharp decline

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A dozen years ago, when John Skelly arrived at his monthly Belmont Ruritan Club meetings, he was joined by nearly all of his fellow 82 members of the organization. The discussions for how to further the national group’s mission of “fellowship, goodwill and community service” were often lively, upbeat and promising. Today, Skelly is still attending the meetings, but instead of being met with packs of enthusiastic colleagues, he’s met

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  • Local church bringing outreach center to Mineral

    Posted on January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Calvary Chapel of Louisa preacher Dave Hansen was all smiles while working on restoring the Mineral Avenue building on Monday.

    It’s a cold Monday morning and just a few days after Christmas, but Dave Hansen is ready to put in a full day’s worth of hard work. Joined by a few friends, Hansen is on a mission to renovate a battered building on Main Street in Mineral that once housed a pet store. He’s armed with paintbrushes, ladders and brooms. A beaten-up boombox – resting among coffee cups and Hardees

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Travel

Town police chief resigns

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

Town of Louisa Police Chief Jessie L. Shupe resigned his position with the department on Thursday, June 12. Shupe will serve as police chief for the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Airport Authority police department and will begin his new position on June 30. Shupe, a former Virginia State Police Trooper, became chief of the Town of Louisa police department on August 10, 2012. During his tenure in Louisa, Shupe brought overall continuity

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  • Gang suspected in Quick case, Louisa robbery cases connected

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

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    Gun fire, flash bangs, armed robberies, murder and abduction. These are activities expected in a big city, not in a rural area like Louisa County. Violent street gangs are here in the county. According to law enforcement, gangs are like a cancer that will continue to grow if communities are not proactive. Neighbors in the Cutler Avenue area of the town of Louisa have told of their experience of being

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Education

Redistricting in a nutshell

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

With recent growth in certain areas of the county, Louisa County Public Schools has initiated a redistricting effort for the 2015-2016 school year. The goal of this process is to have actual student enrollment better matched for the student capacity at each of our four elementary schools. This process will not affect high school and middle school students. After the consideration of staff and multiple meetings of the redistricting committee,

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  • Louisa’s school redistricting committee gives recommendations

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Town of Louisa elementary school children may be divided next school year and sent to different elementary schools. The Louisa County School Board announced in December that Moss-Nuckols Elementary School was 11 students shy of reaching capacity, while other schools in the county were under capacity. A Redistricting Committee  was quickly appointed and school staff provided the group with four options to consider when addressing capacity issues at the county’s

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  • Many hands make light work of nature trails

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Staff from a Wells Fargo call center in Short Pump spent a day in the country cleaning up the nature trail at Jouett Elementary School. Marc Cramer (l to r); Garrett Dearman; Marquite Harris; Chris Reddell; Tara Madison; Shanja Scott; Denise Preston; Will MacDougall; Lisa Hart; Safia Khan; Howard Fulton; and Marc Pendleton.

    Will MacDougall was looking for a volunteer project that he and his staff at a Wells Fargo Bank call center in Short Pump could take on as a community project. He asked Jouett Elementary School Principal Mike Pelloni what could be done at the school to help the students, and was told the nature trail needed sprucing up. Having three children who attended the school, the oldest is now at

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Religion

ASALH scholarship fundraiser

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

Join the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) on Saturday, Feb. 14 for a multi-celebration from 5 until 9 p.m. at the Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center. The annual banquet and fashion show is a fundraiser for scholarships for high school seniors from Fluvanna, Goochland and Louisa counties. The theme for this year’s speaker, Gloria Pope, will be “A Century of Black Life, History and

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  • Church calendar Jan. 29 publication

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Monday, Feb. 2 New Line Baptist Church’s Pastor Coney will hold a series of lessons during the  month of February on the Blood Moon. These lesson will be held each Monday at 7 p.m. The church is located at 4876 New Line Road, Gum Spring.   Tuesday, Feb. 3 Lake Anna Community Church will be host the Art of Marriage Conference on Feb. 13 from 7:00 until 9:30 p.m. and

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  • Church calendar Jan. 22

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Friday, Jan. 23 Macedonia United Methodist Church will hold a Blast Off Bible School to discover God’s incredible love and share it with others on Friday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 25. Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and Bible adventures are just a few activities that help faith flow into real life. The event starts with a light dinner at 6 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. on Friday and

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Health

Medicare informational session

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:17 am

Turning 65 or have questions about Medicare? A Medicare 101 Educational Event will be held Monday, April 7 providing information on the Parts and choices of Medicare with a question and answer session. This event is not a sales presentation and is only for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details will be shared. The event will be held in the Louisa County Library Conference Room from 5:30

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  • Get the facts about dental health and pregnancy

    Posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Many moms-to-be receive advice from well-meaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums — if dental health is even mentioned at all. While pregnancy comes with many responsibilities, oral hygiene should be a top priority to ensure both mother and child are set up for healthy habits that will last a lifetime. What to Expect Hormonal changes can lead to an

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  • Good health habits for men

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:19 am

    This year, millions of New Year’s resolutions will be made – and then broken soon after. But there is one resolution that all men should keep: to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. In addition, heart disease killed 26 percent of the men who died in 2006. And half of the

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