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Makos wrap up regular season, prepare for champs CONTRIBUTED BY DIANA BOWEN The Fluvanna Aquatics Sports Team (FAST) wrapped up the regular season last week with a close meet against the Fairview Seahorses in Charlottesville. The night was full of exciting fi nishes and big time drops. Throughout the evening, there were many lead changes and ties between the teams, and every swim mattered. In the end, Fairview pulled away during the fi nal races to win 472–467. FAST fi nishes the season 3-2 and will share the Division I regular season Runner-Up title with the Boar’s Head Swim Club. This is the third consecutive Division I Runner-Up title for the FAST Makos. Fluvanna looked strong in the opening events of the meet with the eight and under boys’ relay of Nate Klipp, Ryan Mackey, Braedan Garrett and Gus Jones fi nishing just seconds ahead of Fairview. The girls relay of Alexa John Hudock, Nora Wells, Allyson Lounsbury, and Zoe Dixon followed suit with another close victory for FAST. However, Fairview battled back throughout the IM Habitat benefi t tournament a success CONTRIBUTED BY GENE RIEK In spite of a few showers, it was a beautiful day at Lake Monticello Golf Course, scene of the 18 th Annual Fluvanna Habitat for Humanity benefi t golf tournament held on Saturday (July 14). Tournament Co-Chairman Kit Walz said over 100 golfers competed for the prizes in a competitive fi eld. The event was made even more exciting with the posting of a hole-in-one on hole #8 by Jeff Haislip. Low net score for the ladies was won Steve Goodwin, Ronnie White, Tournament Co-Chairman Kit Walz and John Hutcherson. 16 | FLUVANNA REVIEW | July 26, 2012 events to tie the score 91–91. After two more series of events, the score would be tied once more at 257-257. The competitive atmosphere shifted when one Fluvanna swimmer entered the water: Aaron Nalle, age seven, competed in his fi rst meet for the Makos. His family cheered by his lane and his brother videotaped the swim. As Aaron made his way down the pool, his family found them surrounded as everyone on the two teams gravitated to his lane to cheer on Aaron. Aaron, determined to learn, overcame his limited arm movement and successfully completed several 25-meter swims to prepare for his fi rst race. His strength, good humor and desire to learn to swim are an inspiration to all of the Makos, and on the night of the meet, it was moving to everyone present. When Aaron touched the wall more than four minutes after he started, the entire deck erupted in applause and Aaron smiled at the crowd. In that moment, the true spirit of the Jefferson Swim League was embodied by one seven-year-old swimmer’s fi ght by the team of Andie Kirchenheiter, Barbara Totaro, Shirley Chronister and Barb Beadle. The men’s low net score was posted by the team of Joel Dwyer, Ron Whatley, Steve Wachenfeld and Mike Wolfe. The team of John Hutcherson, Ronnie White, Steve Goodwin and Dave Cullen, Jr. captured the men’s low gross award. The runner-up team for low net was the foursome of Bryan Gardiner, Shawn Haney, Jeff Haislip and Bill Eanes. The team of Ralph Kirchenheiter, George Polansky, Stephen Ruiz and Ken Zadoyko to the fi nish, and the roar of the crowd as he did. For the veterans on the team, it was another opportunity to improve, and many Fluvanna swimmers saw large time drops throughout the night. Twins Aaron and Aidan Johnson each dropped more than seven seconds in the IM event while Kathy Cumiskey improved by more than six seconds in the same race. Ahmad Woodson improved by more than 10 seconds in his 25-meter freestyle while teammates Luke Wells and Robbie Maloney dropped 15 seconds and 3.5 seconds in the same race. On the girls; side, Taylor Slinkman dropped more than 20 seconds in her 25-meter freestyle. Slinkman is no stranger to large time improvements. Last year she received the Jefferson Swim League (JSL) On Fire award for dropping more than 23 seconds in her race. Katie Henderson also dropped time for the Makos, and Addy McKnight improved by more than 25 seconds. Other large time drops include Kelsey Dressler and K.K. Hintzmen in the took the prize for runner-up low gross. The second runner-up team for low net was the team of James Bremner, Larry Teal, George Robertson and Tom Braithwaite. The team of Matt Tardiff, Chris Kennedy, Chris Botto and Scott Wood won the low gross award. Barbara Totaro won the long drive event for the ladies, with Steve Goodwin winning from the men’s gold tee and Scott Wood from the white tee. Closest to the pin for the ladies was won by Andie Kirchenheiter with Ken Zadoyko taking the prize from the gold Steve Wachenfeld with Tournament Co-Chairman Kit Walz. 50-meter freestyle, Jackson Hopkins in the 25-meter butterfl y, Katelyn Pfueffer in the 50-meter butterfl y, Ryan Scopelliti, Ashlyn Saylor, Savannah Bailey and Luke Wells in the 25-meter backstroke, Hunter Strickland and Kathy Cumiskey in the 50-meter backstroke, Joey Hagan in the 25-meter breaststroke and Owen Strickland in the 50-meter breaststroke. Many more Makos earned gold times and time improvements throughout the meet. Next week, FAST will compete with 16 other teams, including the Lake Monticello Sharks, as all the divisions come together to race in the Jefferson Swim League Championship meet. This year the two-day meet will be held at Fork Union on Friday and Saturday. This is the fi rst time in league history the meet will be held in a 25-meter pool. This means an additional set of championship records will be created, and the Makos hope to become a part of the new records. Next week, there will be championship results and season highlights as the Makos wrap up the season. tee and Bryan Gardiner from the white tee. Fluvanna Habitat president Mike Himes was on hand and thanked the many sponsors, volunteers and participating golfers. Co-chairman Gene Riek thanked the 80 local individuals and businesses that made the outing a success with their sponsorship through cash donations or prizes for the raffl e. He also thanked the golfers that participated in the event, saying “without the golfers there would be no tournament.” Riek also thanked the dozens of Habitat volunteers who put in countless hours acquiring sponsors and assisting golfers at the tournament. Barbara Totaro, Tournament Co-Chairman Kit Walz, Barb Beadle and Andie Kirchenheiter.
Fluvanna happenings Writing symposium The Virginia Writers Club will hold a symposium, “Navigating Your Writing Life 2012,” on Saturday August 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Dickinson Fine and Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College with keynote speaker Charles J. Shields. $75 for VWC members and $85 for nonmembers. Discounts for teens, college and university students and teachers. Register at www.virginiawritersclub. org. See symposium news at www. facebook.com/virginiawritersclub. Church opening United in Christ Baptist Church will hold its fi rst service on August 5 at 11 a.m. in its new location at 3575 Thomas Jefferson Parkway (Rt. 53). The church formerly housed Spring Hill church. Bible study will be held each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Gail M. Brown, 434-589-3501. Wesley’s Chapel homecoming Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its homecoming worship service on Sunday, August 5 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Gene Thomas. A covered dish lunch with follow the service and a song service will be held at 2 p.m. with Beth Brookman, Gary Osteen, Warren Tillman and others. 1807 Rolling Road South near Scottsville. Wesley’s Chapel revival Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church will hold revival services on August 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. each evening with the Rev. Dr. Gene Thomas and special music. 1807 Rolling Road South near Scottsville. Art meeting The Fluvanna Art Association monthly meeting will be held on August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fork Union Community Center. Troy Weidenheimer will conduct a workshop which will be 90% handson. FluvannaArt.com or 434-589-6466. Fire class There will be a Fire Attack Essentials Class in August followed by a Fire Attack Intermediate Class in September. Both programs are partially completed through a distance learning program. There will also be an Emergency Vehicle Operators Course on August 25 and 26 at the Kents Store Volunteer Fire Company. To sign up for a class or for information about serving your community as a fi refi ghter or EMS provider, contact Andrew Pullen at 434-906-3455. Send your Fluvanna happenings to carlos@fl uvannareview.com. Mountain Laurel Landscaping Jeff O’Dell Landscape Contractor Landscape Design & Installation Trees, Shrubs, Annuals Retaining Walls, Picket Fences Walkways & Patios Locally Grown Quality Plants Available for You to Purchase Local Company 434-589-8218 firstname.lastname@example.org J. Goddin & Associates, PC Certifi ed Public Accountants Services include: • Audit, review & compilations • Tax Service • Payroll - HR Services • Accounting/ Bookkeeping • Consulting & Training Jonathan A. Goddin CPA, CITP, CGMA E-mail: email@example.com Member of AICPA • Member of VSCPA 434-589-6059 Follow us on Twitter: @jGoddinassoc “QUALITY YOU CAN COUNT ON” Robert Evans Owner • Master Plumber Licensed & Insured 434-589-3461 Cell:434-962-1378 firstname.lastname@example.org One-Stop Home Beautification D&L REMODELING 540-894-4745 Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE Decks & Porches Kitchens & Bathrooms Finish Basements & Additions www.dandlremodeling.com Make a List We’ll BEAT Any Written Estimate! You Name It.. Tommy Lee Holland’s Free Fast Estimates We’ll Take Care of It. Lawn Care Service 4850 Dogwood Dr. Palmyra Mowing • WWeeding di • MMulch lhIInstallation t ll Leaf Removal • Tree Take Downs • Hedge Trimming • Fence Painting • Gutter Cleaning • Deck Staining • Power Washing 434-987-9070 20% OFF Mulch Installation Th ru 05-31 SERVICE DIRECTORY YOUR MAN FRIDAY inc Home Improvement • Repair • Handyman One Call - WE DO IT ALL! Interior & Exterior Painting Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Electric & Plumbing Tile Installation Basement Finishing Shelves & Bookcases Window and Door Replacement Drywall Installation and Repair Hardwood Floors Gutter Cleaning and Guard Installation Decks and Screen Porches Roof and Siding Repair Remodeling Or Anything Else You May Think Of... J.J. Bevilacqua 434-589-8825 email@example.com www.yourmanfridayva.com Est. 1989 Edward B. Peed, Owner Serving Fluvanna County & Surrounding Areas Visit Visit Our Our Website Website for for Client Client Testimonials Testimonials 434-589-5075 www.taylorlynhomes.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org YOUR MAN FRIDAY Affordable Handyman Services & Home Improvement Licensed Bonded & Insured Free Estimates References Available Lake Monticello Resident Starlite Heating & Air • Service & New Installation • Air Cleaners & Humidifiers • System Upgrades • Licensed & Insured • Financing Available 434-589-1413 31-B Conestoga Way Zions Crossroads www.starliteheatingandair.com Cobb Construction, Inc. 3535 Carys Creek Rd. Fork Union, VA 23055 CUSTOM HOME BUILDER Cecil L. Cobb 434-842-3953 Mobile: 434-962-4626 Fluvanna REVIEW Have the Hardest Working Service Pages... WORK FOR YOU! To Advertise Call Lisa Hurdle 591-1000 ext.29 email@example.com July 26, 2012 | FLUVANNA REVIEW | 17