Archive for December, 2012

Governor declares January state agriculture census month

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), Governor Bob McDonnell has declared January 2013 as Virginia Agriculture Census Month. The Census of Agriculture – a complete count of all U.S. farms and ranches and the people … Continue reading

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Is Region Ten request for expansion site-appropriate?

By Susan Gibbs As I sat in front of my computer last Friday trying to wrap my head around the objectivity that would allow me to write an unbiased report on a rezoning request which, if approved, will place a … Continue reading

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Superintendent of Schools resigns

Greene County School Superintendent Dave Jeck has resigned his position effective May 10, 2010. On December 12 School Board Chairwoman Michelle Flynn released the following announcement: “At tonight’s meeting of the Greene County School Board the board unanimously voted to … Continue reading

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Grants available for beekeeping

Imagine a world without beans, tomatoes, onions and carrots, not to mention the hundreds of other vegetable, oilseeds and fruits that depend upon bees for pollination. And then take note of the facts, according to reports, that the worldwide bee … Continue reading

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Beat the traffic and support the local economy: Shop Greene

By Susan Gibbs The Holiday Season is full upon us, and folks are fighting traffic on their way to parking lots filled to overflowing, and battling crowds in search of last-minute gifts. Why, when so much can be found right … Continue reading

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The Christmas tree: an ancient tradition that’s traveled a rocky road

By Susan Gibbs “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children they are all 30 feet tall.” Larry Wilde All over the county wreaths are adorning front doors, candles are lighting windows, trees are … Continue reading

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Greene County Chamber of Commerce joins alliance

The Greene County Chamber of Commerce has joined Fluvanna, Louisa and Orange counties in entering into a regional affiliation with the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. In keeping with a model introduced by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, eligible chamber … Continue reading

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