- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: “2000 Mules” movie is hogwash
- GUEST COLUMN: Letter from Dogwood
- Louisa FFA reports from state convention
- LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SOLs should look critically at history
- Hitting the trails
- Fire chief retires; county seeking his successor
- Board trims taxes on personal property
- Board seeks ban on Chopping Road trucks
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A draft regional housing plan was released to the public, including a number of recommendations for affordable rental and ownership options in Louisa.
- David Black
I am writing this month’s letter about birthdays. This may make you think that July is my birth month, and that may be true. However, I know at least one friend who put an erroneous birthdate into his Facebook profile to mislead anyone trying to mine his account for hackable data, and maybe I am doing the same with this column. I don’t think of this mild deceit as actual lying, but more akin to putting doggie poo in a nice box and leaving it on the seat of an unlocked car. If a hacker or thief thinks he is taking something of value, let him learn about karma. Read more
- Joanna Hoyle, Louisa Commission on Aging
Greetings from your Louisa County Commission on Aging. You might know us as the group that holds a holiday dinner for seniors each December. Or perhaps you have a copy of The Little Yellow Book, our publication listing useful phone numbers. Our job is to identify the needs of older residents in our community. We report these findings to the Louisa County Board of Supervisors to help them make decisions that enhance the lives of seniors. We meet at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Betty J. Queen Intergenerational Center. All of you are welcome to join us. Read more
- David Black
Here it is, May at last, and the time the poet says is for flowers. We have flowers aplenty and they are lovely, and maybe worth enduring that miserable winter, but we also have unending pollen and itchy eyes, and grass to cut, and a host of unpleasant things that make me ask if flowery Maytime is worth it. Read more
- Randy Holladay
April’s last morning and May’s first will have the two brightest planets so close together in the pre-dawn sky as to look like one very bright “star.” They are actually about 450 million miles apart and binoculars or a telescope will separate them into the brighter but smaller Venus and larger but dimmer Jupiter. Hope for cloud-free views of the southeast sky at least one morning; yes, this late sleeper will be up to check it out. Read more
- Wayne Boyland
Ahh, the weather. With the unpredictable movement of our spring temperatures, we’re kept wondering about our plants. Will my newly emerging daffodils be damaged by the snow tonight? All the flowers on my Star Magnolia turned brown when it froze last night – does that mean the tree is damaged? All the leaves are opening on my rose – it must be too early! Read more
- Bob Denny
This morning, I climbed out of bed and turned on the TV. Then I grabbed a couple of doughnuts and a glass of milk, and sat there in my comfortable recliner. Later on, when I climbed into the driver’s seat in my car, I noticed that I’d fastened my seat belt, without even thinking about it. That afternoon, I found myself putting on my jogging shoes, and heading out for the trail. Why am I doing these things? Did they just “happen?” Read more
- Laura Schupp
Dear readers, you all know that The Central Virginian is a family-friendly newspaper. Emphasis on the term “family-friendly.” Well, my column today is comprised of several individual topics which may skirt around that term just a bit. You have been forewarned! Read more
- Laura Schupp
Every so often, I tell Rick, “I have an idea.” According to my husband, these simple words give him cold chills. You see, Rick is a man who loves his daily routine. He enjoys knowing what to expect and changes are not, shall we say, welcomed with open arms. Am I about to tell him that I want to host an event in our home, go visit my mother, or move the furniture around? He doesn’t know what’s coming, but he is always confident that his routine is about to be rocked in one way or another. Read more
- The end of an era: store under new ownership
- Nelson Leroy Robinson
- July 4th fair moving from Louisa to “Mineral City”
- Thomas Wayne Satchell
- Did you know about the Roosters & Foxes?
- Madonna threatened with arrest over saucy tour antics
- Nancy Shearer Wheeler
- Council candidate makes case
- Road closure for Mineral parade this Friday evening
- Richard Paul Brier
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