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Halloween is upon us

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

In just hours, Halloween will be upon us.  You can always tell because the Christmas decorations Walmart’s had up for months are looking pretty dusty by now.  There’s other clues, too…the aisles in costume shops are as picked over as a yard sale after lunch; yards are full of inflatables (I saw a seven-foot articulated cartoon-inspired Frankenstein’s Monster yesterday); bags of candy have increased in price like they’re covered by

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    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

    As we approach the holiday season, we are all faced with that great challenge. You know, the one where we stand facing the façade of a clothing or electronics or home goods or pet or shoe or sporting goods store and have that question reverberating through our heads.  “What do I get them?”  It’s a question that’s been pondered since the first caveman shoved a handful of weeds at his

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  • I don’t know why

    Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    There really are many things I don’t know. I don’t mean obvious things, like cold fusion, and string theory, and why train crossing gates only drop down when I’m in a hurry.  I mean other things…things I’m sure other people know, but I just don’t. Here’s my first example…Did you know you get to pick what’s on the other end of your silverware?  I know, right?  I was amazed the

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  • Cheering and grumbling over Sunday hunting

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    By Andrew Woolfolk This past March, a little known bill called “HB 1237” was signed into law by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. The subject of the bill had generated – and continues to generate – intense debate among Virginians. Still, the bill garnered little attention when it passed. But what it enacted is a huge change that affects many members of our community. As of July 1, 2014, hunting on

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  • Here’s to Louisa’s ‘Best of the best’

    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Over the summer, The Central Virginian’s readers weighed in to let us know who they think is the “best of the best” in a variety of categories. From best breakfast, lunch and dinner spots, to best vet and hardware store, readers weren’t shy about mailing in their top picks. In this issue, we present the second annual “Best of the Best,” chosen entirely by our readers. This special section lists

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  • What we really ought to call things

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

    There are things in life that we’ve given names, thoughtful names, names that are powerful and weighty; however, I submit that we could be more honest with some of our names.  Allow me to suggest a few changes. We should just call the news, “What Went Wrong Today.”  We can call morning shows, “Weather, What Went Wrong Yesterday, What We Think Will Go Wrong Today, and Traffic Sucks.”  No, it’s

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  • Welcome back to The Jungle

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    On Friday, it comes back… On Friday, Louisa will again open its Jungle’s gates… On Friday, the Knights of Spotsylvania will make the trip from Post Oak across Lake Anna to the home of your Louisa Lions… On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the pillars will shake and Mineral will put itself back on the Richter Scale… On Friday, Aug. 29, regular season football comes back to Louisa County. The Lions

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