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Virginia’s tax free holiday

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Virginia is no stranger to hurricanes, tornadoes, tropical storms, earthquakes and flooding. That’s why the Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is a great time to prepare for emergencies while saving some money at the same time. The week-long holiday begins Monday, May 25, and exempts 22 categories of smaller items from the state and local retail sales tax. The exempt items include batteries, flashlights, bottled water, tarps, duct tape, fire

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  • New Louisa firm offers a healing touch

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Carrie Ferrel prepares the massage table at her Main Street office for her next client at Louisa Orthopedic Massage.

    Carrie Ferrel, owner of Orthopedic Massage Therapy in Louisa opened just shy of Thanksgiving of last year and  word quickly spread.. “I almost sold out of gift cards at Christmas,” Ferrel said. “Clients went out and spread the word like wildfire.” At Ferrel’s office, her clients’ ailments vary from spinal fusion to knee replacement, shoulder and back pain as well as foot problems. “I have a couple people who just

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  • CV staff brings home 20 newspaper awards

    Posted on May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The Central Virginian staff brought home 20 awards following the Virginia Press Association’s annual news and advertising awards banquet in Roanoke on Saturday, April 18. The winning entries ran the gamut from writing to photos to page and advertising design produced during the 2014 calendar year. The entries were as varied as the judges comments that accompanied them. “I am incredibly proud of our talented news and advertising staff,” CV

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  • Louisa author to hold book signing

    Posted on April 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Author Jeannie Light will hold a book  signing at the Fabric Hut and Gift Gallery on Main Street in Louisa, Friday, May 1 for her book, “Beautiful on the Mountain.”

    Nestled away in the Blue Ridge Mountains was a community void of outsiders until Jeannie Light started a farm in Graves Mill in 1977. The sheep farm Light planned to operate on her newly acquired property became a thing of the past when she responded to a call from the community and God. In her book, “Beautiful on the Mountain,” Light depicts the life of a lost culture of mountain

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  • Lake Anna resort developer plans upscale hotel, spa

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    An artists rendering of Lake Anna Resort shows the location of the multi-faceted project near the Rt. 208 Bridge on the Louisa County side near Lake Anna Plaza.

    Plans are underway to develop one of the few remaining high density growth areas areas of Lake Anna into a mix of hotels, condos, restaurants and a spa. Developer Ed Blount has been working for several years to bring Lake Anna Resort to the waterfront area near the Route 208 bridge on the Louisa County side. The prime location is just across the water from Mitchell’s Point. Blount’s dream is

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  • Signs of progress on Louisa’s Sheetz parcel

    Posted on April 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Preparations of the soon-to-be Sheetz location at the corner of Main Street and Courthouse Road in Louisa have begun. Contractors are in the process of removing two underground  storage tanks, per an agreement between Sheetz and landlord MWW Realty Group of Richmond. Tom Anastasi, Sheetz permit project manager, said the company would be accepting bids for construction of the new gas station and eatery starting sometime next week. Little is

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  • New barbecue eatery beckons customers at Lake Anna

    Posted on April 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Greg Shalawylo slices up some Billiken’s Barbecue beef brisket, which melts in the mouth like an errant ice cream scoop on a hot summer sidewalk.

    “What’s a billiken?” is probably the most asked question at Billiken’s Barbecue at Lake Anna. A billiken is a good luck charm and revered in some parts of the world as the god of “things that should be.” As far as Greg and Sharon Shalawylo’s barbecue joint goes, it’s the way barbecue should be. The name carries another meaning that’s a little closer to Greg’s heart. Two of his’s older

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