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Santa to tour Bumpass this Saturday

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Santa will tour Bumpass on a fire truck giving out candy to all good boys and girls on Saturday, Dec. 13. The tour will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. at Tavern on the Rail and continue to B&L Country Store, to Pottiesville Road, to Haden Lane, to Oakleigh 1 Subdivision, to Oakleigh 2 Subdivision, to Lakewood Landing, to Elk Creek Country Store, to Brandywood Estates, to Longway Subdivision, to Cuckoo’s

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  • Preschool enrollment

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    New Life Christian Preschool’s enrollment is open for the 2014-2015 school year.  The program has classes for 3- and 4-year-olds. Education is Bible-based, hands-on, and geared towards various learning styles. Call (540) 967-4847, or visit newlifeinlouisa.com for more information. New Life Christian Preschool does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic background.

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  • Liberty Fabrics Reunion

    Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    A reunion for all former Liberty Fabric employees and families will be held, rain or shine, at Veterans Park on Newton Street in Orange, located behind Orange County Elementary School, on Saturday, June 21 at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served at noon so bring a cover dish and one 2-liter drink. For more information call: Cindy Perkins McDaniel (540) 672-3549, Louise Workman (540) 832-0734, Janette Yount at (540) 854-7483, or Rita

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Sports

Knights to sponsor free throw competition

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

The Knights of Columbus will hold a youth free throw contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center. Boys and girls age 10 through 14 as of Jan. 1, 2015 may participate. A birth certificate will need to be presented at registration which will begin at 9:30 a.m. Each participant will receive a participation patch and certificate of participation. The winners in each

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  • Small fry makes big catch

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Owen Harper caught a 25.5 inch striped bass on Lake Anna on Father’s Day. The son of Glen and Amanda Harper of Mineral was enjoying the morning with his father and two grandpas, Wayne Mann of Bumpass and Michael Harper of Mineral.  

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  • Virginia Afield by Chris McCotter

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      Big Fish Best Bets This is the month to get out on an area lake or river and put that new fishing license to work. All across the region the waters are warming to that magic 60-degree mark when fish move shallow and spawning occurs and that desk chair is definitely less comfortable than the leanin’ post on the front deck of your rig or padded seat on the

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Lifestyles

Living nativity at Macedonia UMC

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Macedonia United Methodist Church will present a “Living Nativity” from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 on the church grounds as members of the congregation re-enact this special time. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served in the church fellowship hall. The church is located at 17 Byrd Mill Road, Louisa.  

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  • Local earns Hometown Hero award

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Local Louisa Resident Rachel Jones of Zion Crossroads receives Virginia Hometown Hero Award from Allen and Allen Law firm. Although she’s busy taking care of her two children and husband, Jones still finds time to give back to the community. She’s program director of Zion United Methodist Church and was one of the teachers who helped the Zion Christian Children’s Center get off the ground five years ago. Rachel also coordinates

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  • Summer Camp

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Zion Christian Children’s Center has 6 more weeks of SUMMER CAMP (Ages 2-12)! Each day is an adventure as we venture through different weekly themes; complete with crazy water days, game days, and much more! We have part time and full time options and you can find out more on our website at www.zionumcva.org/zccc

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Pet Stories

Second annual Eat For Pete’s Sake

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Everyone in Louisa knows that the Obrigado Restaurant and Floozies Pie Shop on West Main serves delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but on Friday, June 27th, a portion of their proceeds went to the dogs (and cats) – to Louisa County Humane Society. Jade Lourenco and Debbie Wollett, chefs and owners of Obrigado and Floozies, generously offered to donate 10 percent of sales from both restaurants for an event called,

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  • Rabies Clinic

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      A rabies clinic will be held at Louisa County Administration Building from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.on Saturday, April 12.  Vaccinations are for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens for $10, cash only. If animals have been vaccinated within the past three years, bring certification papers. Current 2014 dog tags will be for sale. Enforcement of county ordinances pertaining to such will be exercised. Leave all animals in the vehicle at all

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Citizen's Journalism

Rock N Youth Rally at Memorial Baptist Church

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Telling people about God is the business of all christians. Since February, Memorial Baptist Church Youth Group, AKA the Utes, has been working to have a “Rockin N Youth Rally” to share God’s word to the young people (of all ages) in our community. The Utes are rocking the rally with the Christian Rock Band, Watermarks, and inspriational speaker, Adam Long. Additionally, there will be skits performed by our local

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  • Easter Sunday Schedule at Gum Spring United Methodist Church

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Gum Spring United Methodist Church will celebrate Easter with a sunrise service led by the youth from 7 until 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 20 followed by breakfast. Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. There will only be one worship service and there will be no afternoon or evening activities. The church is located at 191 Cross County Rd., Gum Spring. Call (804)

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  • Stations of the Cross @ Gum Spring United Methodist Church

    Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Gum Spring United Methodist Church will present Stations of the Cross from 6 until 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18.  Mentally relive the last days of Christ’s earthly life as you “walk the Via Dolorosa” in a self-paced, meditative experience through visual art. The church is located at 191 Cross County Rd., Gum Spring.  

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Education

Grymes Memorial honor roll

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm

The following Grymes Memorial School student has earned honor roll for the first nine weeks grading period, according to school officials. Seventh grade, Nancy Tunney of Louisa.

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  • Preschool enrollment

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    New Life Christian Preschool’s enrollment is open for the 2014-2015 school year.  The program has classes for 3- and 4-year-olds. Education is Bible-based, hands-on, and geared towards various learning styles. Call (540) 967-4847, or visit newlifeinlouisa.com for more information. New Life Christian Preschool does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic background.

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  • Virginia Private College Week

    Posted on July 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    24 colleges and universities will participate in Virginia Private College Week, Monday, July 28 – Saturday, August 2, hosted by the Council for Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV). By visiting at least three institutions during the week, prospective students will receive three application fee waivers to apply to any participating CICV college for free. College officials will offer campus tours and information sessions about admissions, financial aid and academic programs.

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Volunteering

Belmont Club of Women give scholarships

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The Belmont Club of Women recently awarded four $1,000 scholarships to local area graduating seniors.  The winners are  Hannah Hall for Louisa County High School, Tanner Kelson for Orange County High School, Hollie Chenault for Spotsylvania County High School, and Claire Carpenter for the Evelyn Ross Scholarship. All of these students have outstanding academic records, extensive extra-curricular participation and superior community involvement.   The funding for the BCOW scholarships comes

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