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Park Day at Louisa battlefield

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:05 am

As the nation commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, volunteers across the country will once again answer their nation’s call to service. On Saturday, March 28, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust, History and Take Pride in America at more than 98 historic sites across the country to participate in the 19th annual Park Day. Since its inception in 1996,

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  • Did Louisa County officials sidestep meeting rules?

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    The day after the Louisa County Board of Supervisors’ March 16 meeting, Supervisor Richard Havasy (Green Springs district) contacted Bob Clarke of the Louisa Industrial Development Authority to inform him that the supervisors had voted to discontinue funding the organization effective June 30. In a telephone interview on Tuesday, The Central Virginian asked Havasy to confirm that a vote had been taken on the matter. “Absolutely,” he said. During the

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  • Mineral seed company preserves heirloom varieties

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Ken Bezilla packages seeds for sale at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. The company prides itself on preserving heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers.

    About halfway down Indian Creek Road in Mineral, the state maintenance ends. The pavement gives way to red Virginia clay speckled with granite. At the end of the road, a long-standing farm hosts Acorn Community, “an egalitarian, income-sharing, secular, anarchist, feminist, consensus-based intentional community,” according to their website. Part of the community’s livelihood comes from the roughly 11 acres the group farms for the communal business, “Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.”

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Lifelong Louisa resident Wade Stanley said he looks forward to providing electronic products and assistance for the community.

Techie takes root in Louisa

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

As a youngster, lifelong Louisa resident Wade Stanley loved a challenge. When the radio broke, he’d crack it open and dive through the machine’s wires and knobs. If a television or refrigerator stopped working, the same course of action would take place. More than 30 years since Stanley graduated from Louisa County High School, Stanley is still tinkering with all types of electrical appliances and he’s bringing his hobby to

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  • Adding the comforts of home for Lake Anna visitors

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Marie and Paul Snyder have launched Lake Anna Linens, which offers linen and towel rentals to vacationers in the area.

    One local couple has cornered the market on ease and comfort at Lake Anna. Paul and Marie Snyder, owners of Lake Anna Linens, are filling a need for vacationers at the lake, supplying quality linens and towels so that busy families don’t have to worry about loading up their vehicles with mounds of bedding and towels from home. Some rental homes at Lake Anna provide linens for guests, but there

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  • Restaurant caters to the race car enthusiast

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    A racing-themed restaurant was the dream of Kelly Coleman and her husband, Don, when they decided to open an eatery of their own.

    The NASCAR season is just beginning to rev up, and one little restaurant in the town of Louisa is well on track to becoming a popular little detour on the town’s main thoroughfare. Owner Kelly Coleman opened The Pit Stop Coffee and Café, a race themed restaurant on Main Street in August, and has already gained a group of regulars. Establishing the restaurant is a dream of Coleman’s, who has

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Technology

Editorial

How do we pick our pets?

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Some pet owners are truly a different breed. They buy clothes for their pets (or knit them themselves). They take selfies with their pets. They buy food out of the freezer case (I’m glad they have a picture of an animal on the packaging or I’d probably fry up a little Fact Feast in my skillet).  But some pets just make you scratch your head… How about keeping

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  • Wouldn’t it be great?

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Don’t take it personally? That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency. In other words, take closed government personally. Please! Take it personally when a reporter is kicked out of a city council meeting so members can hold an illegal or unnecessary executive session. Take it personally when public access to government

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  • You ever notice…?

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I know Andy Rooney was probably best known for bringing our attention to things with the, “Did you ever notice…” question, and George Carlin was also a master of pointing out the ridiculous in the everyday. But I’m going to give it a try on a much smaller scale here. I was assisting with a “Search-and-Find” on the back of a kids’ menu and was tasked with finding a pirate’s

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