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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Got (Old) Paint?

Image courtesy of flickr user FrAntknee

The Ivy Materials Utilization Center (MUC) will now offer paint collection on a daily basis in order to better serve their customers’ needs and eliminate long lines at their Fall and Spring Household Hazardous Waste days. The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority (RSWA) board approved this change on June 28th, 2016 and began accepting paint August 3rd. For full details go to their Paint Collection page at

Monday, May 9, 2016

May FSNA Meeting Cancelled

The monthly Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association Meeting for Wednesday, May 11th has been cancelled. Members of the neighborhood are encouraged to attend a town hall meeting hosted by Delegate David Toscano at Johnson Elementary School at 5:30 the same evening. The Daily Progress has a short description of the event.

We'll see you at June's meeting on the 8th.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Fry's Spring Neighborhood's History Explored

On Sunday, April 17th Preservation Piedmont led a discussion and walking tour related to the history of the Fry's Spring neighborhood. In addition, three generous Jefferson Park Circle residents opened up their houses to the tour. Many thanks to the homeowners, Preservation Piedmont and the Fry's Spring Beach Club.

Preservation Piedmont presented the Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association with an award recognizing the FSNA's effort supporting the designation of the neighborhood as an historic district.

FSNA President Jeff Greer Receives Award from Preservation Piedmont President Jean Hiatt

Exploring the Spring That Gives Our Neighborhood Its Name

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Explore Historic Fry's Spring with Preservation Piedmont

On Sunday, April 17, Preservation Piedmont will celebrate the Fry's Spring Historic District with a neighborhood walking and home tour from 1-4pm.

We will park and gather at the Fry's Springs Beach Club at 1pm for light refreshments and remarks on the history of the club and neighborhood. We will then take a brief look at the spring before walking to Jefferson Park Circle to see a few of the fascinating homes built in the early 20th century.

Learn more about the Fry's Spring neighborhood's history on the City's Fry's Spring Historic District page


Friday, April 1, 2016

Walking Trail Near Fontaine Research Park Temporarily Closed

The walking trail from Fontaine Research Park to Stadium Road will be closed for repairs beginning Monday, April 4, and is scheduled to re-open Monday, April 11.

Work is expected to occur between 8 a.m. and sunset and may generate sound.

We regret any inconvenience the repair work may cause.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

March FSNA Announcements

Save the date!  Preservation Piedmont's Spring House Tour in the Fry's Spring neighborhood is Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. You are invited to meet the group at the Fry's Spring Beach Club for refreshments and introductory talk, then proceed from there.  Another announcement with tour details will be included in the April newsletter

Get involved in the process... Be a City of Charlottesville Election officer!  The Charlottesville Electoral Board is actively looking for registered voters to become involved in the electoral process. If you'd like to apply, please go to for an Officer of Election Application.  For more information please call 434-970-3250Call: 434-970-3250 or visit the office of Voter Registration and Elections at the Lower Level, City Hall Annex, 120 7th Street, NE, Rm. 142

New City Council Policy,  Matters by the Public, Request to Speak:  Beginning Monday March 7, 2016, Charlottesville City Council is testing a new lottery process for the first public comment period of their meetings.  Please see for details. The second comment period remains open and is not bound by lottery

Monday, February 29, 2016

High Speed Internet Service Coming to Fry's Spring

“We are moving into Fifeville, [Jefferson Park Avenue] and the Fry’s Spring neighborhoods,” Fooks said. “We have coverage in those neighborhoods; we are just waiting for the rest of the poles to be permitted.”

Monday, February 8, 2016

February Announcements

It’s really winter!  The blizzard of 2016 may have been disruptive, but it also afforded many of us the chance to connect with our neighbors.  With so many cars buried in the snow, it was natural for many residents to travel by foot, if only to enjoy the beauty of a fresh snowfall. FSNA thanks those who worked so hard in the days after the storm to clear a safe path.  It’s also very heartening to know that so many of you think of your neighbors who need help with the heavy lifting. For folks who are unable to shovel, even just giving them clear access to the sidewalk or street makes a huge difference!

The City Fire Chief, Andrew Baxter, recently shared news of his team’s efforts during the storm:  “Our troops did an amazing job throughout the storm during difficult conditions. We added additional staffing and utilized two four-wheel drive units that provided improved access to some of our neighborhoods that were greatly affected by the snow. We had a “near-miss” fire in an apartment building on JPA across the street from Fry’s Spring Station during the storm. Fortunately, a rapid, robust response was able to keep a contents fire on the balcony from extending into the building.”

Charlottesville is looking for a new Police Chief.  From the City Director of Communications: “The search for the next Charlottesville Police Chief is underway and the City of Charlottesville is seeking feedback from the public.  Anyone with thoughts about what they would like to see in the next Chief of Police may email

Did you know?  Fry’s Spring is on Nextdoor. is a private social network for neighborhoods.  It’s another way to stay informed about what is happening in Fry’s Spring. Nearly 100 of your neighbors use it.  Try it and see for yourself!

RSWA Amnesty Days are here! The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has announced collection dates for household hazardous waste (April 1-2), furniture and mattresses (April 9), appliances (April 16) and tires (April 23).  For more information, see

Relay Foods, who presented to us in November, would like you to know that it has extended its Fry's Spring discount offer to December 2016!  See

Discussion Items:
We have no guest speakers this month. 
·         Updates from the recent FSNA Board meeting
·         Updates from the recent Neighborhood Leaders meeting
·         Bike-Walk-Play!
·         NextDoor
·         OLR Bio-filter
·         By-right development off Porter Avenue

·         Any Other Business?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Charlottesville Trash and Recycling Collection Delayed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville City curbside trash and recycling will not be collected on Monday, January 25, due to inclement weather. All curbside trash and recycling in the City will be delayed by one day for the entire week. Monday collection will happen Tuesday, Tuesday collection will happen Wednesday and so on. Friday collection will be picked up on Saturday. Thank you for your understanding.