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164 Hemlock Dr.

71 Devils Bend

422 Fawn Ridge Dr.

(Devils Knob II 115) $379,000.00 MLS#504519

(Devils Bend 10) $225,000.00 MLS#504182

(Deer Springs 69) $250,000.00 MLS#513440

Family values important? Second home and retreat, sleeps 12, now available in enchanting Wintergreen - a four season Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains @ 3450 ft. elevation with magical views of the Shenandoah Valley. Four-bedrooms & loft, 2 1/2 baths, big deck.

Perfect location right on the golf course with the shuttle to the slopes nearby. Single family house with plenty of room at a condo price! Enjoy the summer breezes on a large deck overlooking the golf course. This home has been updated with central heating and air, new cabinets. Attractively furnished, this home will sleep a large group with a well furnished bunk room. Listed way below assessed value of $344,300.

This home is nestled into a hill and lives much larger than its square footage might indicate. Three large decks run the entire length of the house. The “Jack & Jill” arrangement of the main level bath make it much more user friendly and is almost like having another full bathroom. Cathedral ceilings in the living area complete the picture.

2042 Stone Ridge

1527 Cliffs

10 Ivy Glen Ln.

$184,000.00 MLS#511198

$249,678.00 MLS#514541

(Westwood 10) $199,000.00 MLS#513002

Golf course, mountain view in winter. Skylights in living room make room seem more spacious. The ceiling fan in living room keep loft a pleasant temperature.

A mid level end condo with easy accessgreat year round views-walking distance to spa, golf, tennis, restaurants, ski shuttle stops at front door, new carpet, appliances, remolded kitchen, etc.

Beautifully updated townhouse with updated appliances, granite counter, fresh carpeting and flooring, to make this a cozy and attractive home. An easy walk to the Spa, or catch the shuttle to ski-a convenient, spacious home for a family get-a-way. Outstanding value!

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1816 High Ridge Ct.

$299,000.00 MLS#504137 Views of Rockfish Valley,Crawfords Knob,and the Piedmont Valley and beyond. This condo is being sold furnished, with rental potential. One level living with wrap around deck. Located across the street from 2nd green and 3rd tee of Devils Knob Course. Short walk to tennis club house, restaurant, spa, pools and exercise facilities. Square footage is approximate. All living areas are easily accessible and can be access by the elevator.

2073 Stone Ridge

$179,678.00 MLS#509202 The newest condo built at Wintergreen. This bottom floor condo looks down on the 18th green of Devils Knob. It has not been rented and is in great condition it is a short walk to golf, spa and tennis. Yet also offers privacy due to its location, back yard just of the patio. A very good value for a 3 bedroom in a prime location.

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(Shamokin Springs 100) $59,950.00 MLS#447440

OUR TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS!

Easy access to the Shamokin Springs Nature Preserve - directly across from this property. Nearly level lot for easy construction of your new vacation home to enjoy all that Wintergreen has to offer. On cul-de-sac with only a few homes. Seller will consider swap for another property.

• WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN next to spa

• STONEY CREEK at the entrance

Call or come by today! www.wintergreenrealestate.com • 800.325.2200

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Nelson County… it’s a lifestyle! Wintergreen Resort

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370 Laurel Springs Rustic elegance describes this like-new “smart house” overlooking golf and mountain stream. With 4 BR, 3.5 BA, two living areas, screened porch, antique wood, stone and many extras, this charming home is a Wintergreen classic! $685,000 72 Pedlars Edge Spacious 4 BR, 3 BA home with vaulted ceilings, two master bedrooms, huge (40' x 15') downstairs recreation room. Four closets in second floor master. Screened porch. Large deck with seasonal mountain views. Convenient to skiing and the Mountain Inn. Gas fireplace in great room and gas pot belly stove in rec room. Stainless steel appliances. $489,000 308 Devils Knob Loop Good value located on Devils Knob Loop. This 3 BR, 3.5 BA home is freshly painted and ready for a new family to put on their own imprint. Full front porch, screened porch with hot tub and back deck to enjoy all aspects of nature. $324,500

115 Rosewood Drive Great mountain and golf views from this sunny and bright 2 BR, 2 BA unit. Many upgraded finishes including appliances, countertops (Staron), hardwood floors, bay window in dining area, plantation shutters, and more! Spacious and open floor plan with a lovely screened porch overlooking the golf course. $329,000 17 Laurel Court This adorable 2 BR, golf-front cottage with mountain views is the essence of carefree living! The open floor plan was carefully designed with gracious light-filled living spaces, a spacious master suite, gourmet kitchen, guest room and den/3rd BR, lovely screened porch and decks overlooking a beautifully landscaped yard and mountain ridges. The ideal location close to hiking and biking, Lake Monocan and Club, many upgrades and charming setting, makes this home the perfect one for you. $365,000

Nelson County 586 Lodebar Estates This meticulously-maintained home in Nellysford is a great value! Privately situated on almost 5 acres, it boasts 3 BR, 2 full baths, a large open kitchen with breakfast area, large pantry, hardwood floors, tilt sash double-paned windows, large laundry, living room plus large den/office, luxury master bath with whirlpool tub, oversized closets, ceiling fans, and spacious rear deck. Open and wooded lot with lots of light. High speed internet. $225,000

324 Ennis Mountain Road Loftstyle living in a country farmhouse! Sited on knoll with splendid views of the Blue Ridge, this 12-acre property has two fenced pastures, one bordered by a bold stream. The house features an open floor plan and 2 BR with attached baths. Enter through the pergola and find yourself in a home with contemporary flair and quality finishes (soapstone, tile, and more!) The utility room opens to an attached kennel. Perfect for horses (nearby Oak Ridge Foxhunt) or mountain getaway. $349,000

3450 Ennis Mountain Road Board your own horses! Own 8 acres with fenced pastures, barn, run-in sheds, pool, and a custom home perched on a knoll overlooking the farm and mountains. Bright, open flow with window prow, cathedral ceiling, wood floors and ceiling, gourmet kitchen, 3 BR with private baths, sunroom, 2 stone fireplaces, porch, deck, attached and detached garage/ workshop, paved drive. Nearly 100K in recent improvements; 20–25 minutes to Staunton and Charlottesville/UVA. $675,000

300 Afton Mountain Road Solid brick, 4 BR, 2.5 BA ranch with tremendous mountain views! Great room with brick fireplace, built-in shelving, full basement with in-law suite and storage/workshop area, sun porch, home office, garage, 2 carports, storage shed and paved drive. Newer roof, windows, and AC. 15 minutes to Waynesboro; 30 minutes to Charlottesville. 2,159 finished square feet, .52 acres. $249,900

(800) 361-5155 • (434) 361-2440 • www.MountainAreaRealty.com

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Southern views. Large lot at end of cul-de-sac, exceptionally generous property line on Park. (open space) - easy walk along trail to rear to waterfall. Orange tape at front of lot is located on APPROXIMATE lot lines. Please refer to plat for more exact measurements or obtain survey. Possible seller financing available. Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 or smsales1@aol.com. (515963)

Excellent elevated building lot. 5 min walk to Golf Club, tennis, pool, exercise room & restaurant. Potential for gorgeous views of Crawford’s Knob in upscale neighborhood that fronts No. 1 Tuckahoe hole. Public water & sewer. Little to no yard maintenance. 15 minutes to Wintergreen Resort, a top ski destination in the Mid Atlantic. Build whenever. Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890, Dawn.Perusse@mris.com $54,500 (515636)

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Majestic Mountain Views Galore! This attractive 3 bedroom/3 bath condo offers full ski and mountain views year round. Excellent floor plan-1 level living. Enjoy quiet mornings from your enlarged wrap around deck. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498 for an exclusive showing! $359,000.

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Superb home built in 2005 with 2 car garage offers seasonal mountain views. More than 1,200 SF of decking facilitates outdoor living. The finest granite, tile, stone, hardwoods, plumbing & lighting fixtures, and appliances make this home impossible to duplicate at this price. Act now! $535,000. Contact Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (515960)

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11 Ravens Roost Court This log and timber home is the authentic mountain getaway you crave! Constructed in 2005, the home surrounds you with the warmth of real wood construction. A deep covered porch spans two sides and is irresistible space for entertaining and relaxing. For inclement days, there’s a game room and wet bar! $498,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860

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1608 Overlook Condo Original commissioned artwork on walls make this unit unique. Plus, enjoy spectacular panoramic mountain views from the deck, living room, and kitchen, and there is a commanding view of the ski slopes in winter. Priced to sell! $192,500. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (515867)

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Priced to sell, this like-new Lindal Cedar home loaded with upgrades. Features: Wood burning fireplace w/stone facade; maple kitchen cabinets w/ stainless appliances; 5” antique hardwood flooring throughout living areas; private deck; towering cathedral ceiling; solid wood interior six-panel fir doors; upgraded lighting and plumbing fixtures. Start your mountain experience with this special home located just 2 minutes from golf, tennis, skiing, indoor/outdoor pools, dining. $299,000. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. (515597)

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Brand new Slopeside renovation! Tyro ski/in-ski/out! A rare offering. The perfect mountain home right on the slope. This home has been completely renovated plus new addition, 4 bedrooms plus 2 full baths New hardi-plank siding, New Hickory kitchen cabinets, granite counters, new appliances, new roof, new slim line Fuji ac/heat system, new bathrooms, new flooring, new windows. Handicap accessible. Come check out this incredible ski front home. Nice year round MTN views as well. $629,000. A MUST SEE! Call Rod Phillips 4340987-6399 (516247)

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19 Lost Pond ~ Stoney Creek One acre corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac in the foothills of Stoney Creek. Among homes of significant value. Enjoy a gently sloping lot with hardwoods - slope ideal for a walk-out basement! Three minutes to amenities (golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, dining, fishing). Community water available. $48,400. Listed by Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (513787)

650 Pedlars Edge Drive A wonderful lot for skiers and non-skiers. Perfect for a basement. Many new homes in the area and priced to sell. Private with open space behind and views up toward the main resort. Orange tape at front of lot is located on APPROXIMATE lot lines. Please refer to plat for more exact measurements or obtain survey. Owner financing available. Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 or smsales1@aol.com. (515962)

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inside basic necessities ................. 7 cover story .............................9 this old/new house ............ 23 at home with marlo ......... 27 sam’s garden ..................... 42 ask the dr. ......................... 43 the perfect fit ................. 43 event calendar ................. 44 business directory ............ 45 classifieds .......................... 46 games ................................... 47

on the cover Photographer: Marcie Gates Sherry Leavitt of Greenwood has been making fairies ever since her daughter was a little girl. Just because her daughter is older, doesn’t mean she has stopped. Story on page 9.

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thepublishers I just gave my son the world: a hammer and screwdriver set. It’s the best $5 I’ve spent this week. I’m not sure how long this phase will last but for now he is in the dog shed pounding away at scrap pieces of lumber, and not nailing the dog’s ear (or his thumb) to a stud. I’m not sure why I thought the silly eco-friendly fairly traded ageappropriate toy set from the grocery store would have entertained this lad. I think he and Peyton played with it for an afternoon at most. The next day, they were back to raiding mommy and daddy’s junk drawer in the kitchen looking for the real tools. So I gave up. I shut the junk drawer one last time (after picking up the zip ties scattered on the floor), and asked Adam, “Shall we get your own hammer?” “Yes!” You would have thought I had given him the keys to the car. It was dark when we got home and even though it was past his bedtime, I let him pound away. Poor Nick the beagle. I’m not sure he was ready for a roommate. There’s an opening in the shed that is big enough for a hound and a child, but too small for their parents.

I would have loved a place like that. Forts are freedom. We all need forts. Inside this small space, the top of a picket fence board doomed to a future bonfire became a “fish head.” And look! That old broken fence board “looks like Tennessee!” Adam’s set comes with about a dozen driver bits. Pound the big Phillips head into the frozen clay and the marks look like “snowflakes.” When you give your kid the world, they sometimes surprise you and give you a wooden fish head with nails for eyes. Enjoy! Yvette and Tommy Stafford

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Simplicity A cracked and fluent heaven, and a brown earth. I had these, and my food and sleep—enough. —Louise Bogan Simplicity, like dignity, courage or humility, is one of those sacred words whose very mention I think uplifts. Yet simplicity and humility can seem the weaklings in a Yang society driven by material gain, and not simplistic living—a society that extends its admiration not to the humble Gandhis of life but rather to acquisition and power. While I’ve had my share of excess and overindulgence (Michelin-starred restaurants figure prominently), my heart belongs to simplicity, in particular to the simple bistro. One of my most memorable meals was a trattoria in central Italy, the name long forgotten, where we ordered from a blackboard, placing our trust in the chef, which is often the best way to go: an artichoke split open, lightly drizzled with olive oil and grilled; homemade pasta

imperceptibly seasoned, allowing the freshness of individual ingredients to speak loudest. And on it went from there. Thus, in celebration of the simple, as well as the seasonal (no artichokes in January), I offer one of life’s simplest and most perfect pairings: wine and cheese. Castello di Lucignano, Chianti Classico, Riserva, DOCG, 2003 – For those who like a bit of age without a crazy price tag, this 100 % Sangiovese is for you. The beautiful bricky brown color points to its age, a minimum of 27 months aging for Chianti riservas. Pop the cork and stick your nose to the neck of the bottle. You’ll get an immediate whiff of mushrooms. As the wine opens and evolves in your glass, the nose changes to notes of tobacco and cedar mixed with black cherry. That initial smell is the “bouquet”, which only comes through aging and is distinguished from the “aroma”, which has to do more with the grape varietals and the fruit. A wine’s bouquet is considered a tertiary aroma and develops as it ages in the bottle, whereas aroma is evident even in

very young wines; think Beaujolais Nouveau. Good, mature wines will have complex bouquets. $25 or, case price $19/bottle. And for the perfect pairing— which need not be anything more fancy than a rustic, crusty loaf of bread, preferably fresh from the oven, wine and cheese—try Caciocavallo Provola with your new friend, Castello di Lucignano Chianti. While not a Tuscan cheese, these two still make a good marriage. Caciocavallo, which means “cheese on horseback,” gets its name from the way in which the cheese is tied together with a rope in a pear shape then hung over a wooden board to drain and age. A drawn-curd, sheep’s milk cheese from southern Italy, it dates back at least to 500 BC when Hippocrates first wrote of its pungent gustatory pleasures. Delicious earthy flavors that complement the aged Sangiovese beautifully. Simple perfection. Come see the French countryside! May - Loire Valley, Vineyards & Chateaux. Sept - Paris! For more info: Kpfaltz@cstone.net

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Elegantly placed maintenance free all brick home. Live at 2400 feet above the rest and take in the views. Close to Wintergreen skiing, but not too close. You have more than 7 acres for yourself. Whole house generator. No worries, no rules, no fees. Close to hiking, fishing and camping. Just 11 miles from I-81 and close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. What are you waiting for? Come and get your retreat in the mountains! Seller is also offering a 1 year Home Warranty.

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Montague Miller & Co Amherst Office 198 South Main St, Suite 102 • PO Box 1020 Amherst VA 24521 • 434.946.5522 • 434-263-5088 TYRO – $349,900

AFTON (ALBEMARLE) – $258,500

Enjoy nature, privacy and the sound of the River off the covered back deck of this great mountain home with over 800 Ft. of Tye River Frontage. This property is nestled close to the National Forest, Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The home was built with poly-steel which provides you with a superior construction technology. The interior flows nicely with expansive rooms, nature light, separate areas for entertaining on the main and terrace level. MLS 279670.

This 3 BR., 2 BA., three-level home is hidden down a lane lined with rock walls in Afton on 2.64 Ac. fronting on a state road only 1 mile to 250. Meticulously maintained cedar, 1608 sq. ft. home with open floor plan and exposed beams. Two storage buildings plus an old barn convey. Add’l 14 +- ac. avail. MLS 511833

SHIPMAN – $249,500

MONTEBELLO – $199,500

Hidden down a private lane off of a paved state road near Lovingston, this 2006 Custom-built home w/open floor plan is surrounded by peaceful mountain views. Level to rolling 15.66 open and wooded acres w/bold creek are perfect for mini-farm and animals. Features Custom Cabinetry w/ Stainless Steel Appliances in eat-in 9’x15’ Kit. plus adjoining 9’x15’ Dining Rm., 13’x17’ Master BR. w/deck, Jotul Swedish Wood Stove, Workshop, and Storage Shed w/electric. Convenient to C ‘ville, & Lynchburg. MLS 515519.

31.8 +- ac. located just before you get to the Parkway off of Crabtree Falls Hwy. Trails throughout give access to open fields to wooded mountain top views. Wildlife habitat surroundings as well as fruit trees, blackberries and beautiful rock outcroppings. Perfect for hunting or enjoying vacations or time-off with the family or friends. MLS 510227.

ROSELAND – $169,900

ARRINGTON – $160,000

AFTON – $157,500

LOVINGSTON – $137,000

Better than New! Peacefully located at the end of a St. Rd., this charming, totally renovated 2 BR., 1 BA. home on 1.398 landscaped ac with bold creek, has new Roof & Vinyl Siding, new KIT.& BA. Granite Countertops, Ceramic Tile Flrs., New Windows, & refinished oak flrs. Enjoy the Mountain View while cooking-out on the rear deck. MLS 511446.

This 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 0.69 acres is located in a great location less than 3 mile to Rt 29. Home features an eat in kitchen, master bedroom w/ attached master bath, Garage and additional small house currently used for storage. MLS 511933.

Wooded 14.81 acres w/10.37 ac.in Albemarle & 4.44 ac. in Nelson once owned & operated by Waynesboro Nurseries had nursery stock and fruit trees. Adjoining Home w/2.64 ac.is presently on the market. State road frontage & Electric on site. Purchase both properties for mini farm/vineyard/orchard. MLS 511847

Perfect 1st time home buyer or retirement. This 3 bedroom, 1 full and 1 half bath home is situated on 1 gently rolling acre. Home features carpet, linoleum and wood flooring and separate dining room. Full basement partially finished would make a nice in-law living quarters. Nice large back deck. Close to Lovingston shopping. Great location for walking. MLS 514930.

AMHERST – $129,900

ARRINGTON – $129,900

AMHERST – $129,900

ARRINGTON – $88,500

Enjoy the soothing sounds of the North Fork of Buffalo River, a native trout stream, the great views of the surrounding mountains and only steps away from the National Forest. This home offers large spacious rooms, 2 kitchens, enclosed porch, screened porch, hardwood floors, main floor utility room, several out buildings. If peace and quiet is what you are looking for make sure to take a look at this one! MLS 282028.

3 Bedroom. Get that mountain feel with this stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings in living room and kitchen, open floor plan. Skylights to let in that natural light. Walking distance to 45 acre recreational lake, enjoy a relaxing day of fishing. New roof, new electrical, new flooring throughout and more. Nice back deck overlooking fenced in back yard. Nice storage shed. MLS 509790.

This charming Cape Cod located in a country setting with a great rocking chair front porch. The interior offers a nice front foyer, hardwood, floors, fireplace in the living room, a flue hearth in the dining room, remodeled baths and upgraded electrical. There is a block garage as well as a cement floor crawl space for additional storage space. MLS 281921.

Private 12+ hardwood parcel with state paved road frontage in quiet community with great building sites, stream, electric on site, less than 3 mi. to US 29 at Colleen. Build your dream home on this affordable parcel or just relax and enjoy the wildlife. Division rights allow potential for extra income.. MLS 497611.

WINTERGREEN – $89,900

SHIPMAN – $73,500

LOVINGSTON – $57,500

FABER – $189,000

1 bedroom, 1 bath condo! This is one of the best locations for skiing on the Mountain. In the hub of all the action, short walk to restaurants plus top of slopes with nice view. Ski-in, Ski-out to top of Dobie. MLS 280688.

Charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath home just 2 miles from Lovingston on 0.40 acres. This lovely property would make a great starter home or would be an investors dream. Home features an eat in kitchen w/ electric range and refrigerator, carpet and vinyl floors and wood cabinetry just to name a few. Priced to sell. MLS 516030.

3.60 wooded elevated acres with seasonal mountain views and drilled well on property, as well as completed soil analysis. Convenient to US 29 and only 30 Min. to Charlottesville. Stagebridge is an environmentally friendly, low density community. Manicured paved entry with common property into all wooded lots with several existing homes and great walking trails. MLS 501198.

63 +/- acres mainly wooded with stream. Gently rolling topography & mountain views. MLS 515580

Wishing you a YEAR! HAPPY NEW

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JUST BECAUSE YOUR LITTLE GIRL GROWS UP, DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO STOP MAKING FAIRIES. When Sherry Leavitt of Greenwood started making little wooden fairies and fairy houses for her daughter Sabrina to play with, she had no idea she’d still be making them more than ten years later. “I started when my daughter was littler; I used to make them for her, and I was a nanny for a family in Batesville and I used to make them for all the kids I watched. And they just loved them, but I never had really gone past my circle of friends,” says Sherry. “Then my daughter got older and I had more time, so I started playing and just started creating all this stuff. And I thought, ‘I want to share this with more people now’.” Decorated with natural materials, such as wooden bases and acorn caps for hats, repurposed fabrics and bright flowers, each figurine embodies a unique personality while remaining relatively eco-friendly – you wouldn’t expect any less from an environmentally-conscious creature such as a woodland fairy. “I take my daughter’s old cute clothes that she doesn’t want anymore that have a cute pattern and I save them and cut them out and use them,” says Sherry, who admits dressing and decorating each one takes at least an hour. She doesn’t mind putting so much of her time into what she’s creating though, knowing that someone somewhere will love every feather, flower and sparkle.

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“Each one takes a long time, just with the time that you glue it and trying to find all the right things that are going to go perfectly with that particular one,” Sherry explains. “You never know how they’re going to turn out. Each one is different.”

Sherry has been building her collection since the last time she sold her work at the Holiday Market in Charlottesville during last year’s holiday season. Not only did she participate in this year’s farmers market again, but an official Etsy account is currently under construction as well. And since every fairy is its own work of art, each one will be photographed for purchase. Websites like Etsy that highlight handmade arts and crafts created by artists around the world have been great for small businesses and locals like Sherry, (who confesses to being a complete introvert), to spread the word about their product at a much larger scale than just their surrounding area. “I also put at the bottom, ‘Create your own!,’ so you choose your color hair and length, and straight or curly, and the color of the clothes and all that,” says Sherry, explaining the range of features. Looking over literature and folklore through history, the concept of the “fairy” is also quite varied. From the Tooth Fairy to Tinkerbell. From Mercutio’s chilling monologue in Romeo and Juliet depicting Queen Mab as a hag, invading dreams and spreading darkened desires, to the polar opposite and more commonly portrayed character in modern stories, such as Disney’s “fairy godmother” who offers protection and nuggets of intellectual wisdom and existential guidance – (I actually wouldn’t mind one of those). Sherry has really created her own category of fantasy with her fairies and their houses, inadvertently carrying on the tradition of the tall tales and folklore from which fairies originated (just kidding kids, fairies are totally real). The whimsical, compact, world represents innocence and ingenuous entertainment and enjoyment. And even though she’s not making these playthings for her own child anymore, she finds genuine joy in constructing these crafts for children everywhere. “Kids are so fun and they bring out the best in you,” says Sherry. “It’s more of a hobby now, but I’d like to turn it into more than that if I could.” So go online, browse through the multitude of magic, choose something Sherry’s created, or make your own world, because who wouldn’t love their very own fairyland? BRL

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THANKS TO COLD TEMPS and Wintergreen’s new mammoth snow making equipment, the slopes have been staying mighty white. The mountain gets hoppin’ in January so be sure and check out this month’s events on page 44 as you plan your trip.


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Annual New Year’s Day “Hair Of The Dog” Brunch • 11 am - 2 pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2 AND FEBRUARY 6

Steal The Glass! Purchase a $5 beverage and keep the logo glass. First Thursday of every month!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

VALENTINE’S BEER DINNER • 7 PM Five courses perfectly paired with Blue Mountain beers & hosted by Brewmaster, Taylor Smack $55 per person plus gratuity & tax

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This unique property overlooks the ski slope and mountain beyond. Totally renovated with high efficiency HVAC. Stainless appliances, granite counters and contemporary mountain rustic trim and decor make this a unique property.

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Top 2 floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with side “bunk room.” Close to skiing and Black Rock Village.

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Enjoy a distant mountain view, sunsets over the Shenandoah Valley from this beautifully refurbished 5 bedroom townhome! New kitchen with granite counters, maple cabinets, attractive furnishings, in an ideal central location close to the Devils Grill, golf clubhouse, tennis and spa. This home is ready to enjoy without lifting a finger-enjoy the lower maintenance responsibility in this spacious home.

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NIPPY BUT SUNNY for runners at the Milestone 5k at Devils Playground. Finishers celebrated the 5th anniversary of Devils Backbone Brewing Company with chili and brews. Cheers!

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snapshots

William Groah of Augusta County snapped this shot from the Afton Overlook. With temps hovering right around the freezing mark that weekend, rain falling from warmer air up above froze on contact, leaving an icy layer on the trees below. A phenomenon called cold air damming trapped clouds and cold air close to the ground, which is why you can barely see the mountain tops peeking over the lower cloud deck. His photo got a lot of buzz online. If you’d like a reprint, hit him up at draft169@yahoo.com

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d l o S in 2013

With more than $34 million in sales* in 2013, Mountain Area Realty is Nelson’s leading real estate company! Whether you are buying or selling, we look forward to assisting you in 2014!

NELSON COUNTY 180 Pauls Creek Road 67 Eagles Ridge Road 57 Woodpecker Way 28 Lottie’s Lane 5943 Taylor Creek Road 64 Honey Locust Lane 6049 Howardsville Turnpike 2267 Rockfish Valley Highway 541 Afton Mountain Road 344 Phillips Lane 588 Rockfish Orchard Drive 11 Phillips Lane 64 Paul’s Creek Road 1180 Tye Brook Highway Paul’s Creek Lot 44A Tye Brook Highway, Lot 4 234 Afton Mountain Road 1364 Tye Brook Highway 1192 Tye Brook Highway, 4288 Tye Brook Highway Lot 2 76 Oakwood Drive 501 Bryant Mountain Road 1729 Arrington Road 1427 Jenny’s Creek Road 219 Creekside Loop 199 Walk Around Lane, Lot B 2988 Old Roberts 2118 Cub Creek Road Mountain Road 199 Walk Around Lane, Lot C 308 Pine Ridge Road 16522 Patrick Henry Highway Turkey Lane, Lot 2W 8181 Sentosa Lane Rock Springs Road, Lot 28A 179 Snow Hill Lane 3314 Old Roberts 329 Bear Ridge Trail Mountain Road 3151 Laurel Road 2163 Davis Creek Lane Tye River Road, Tract 9 335 Farrar Bridge Lane 4242 Davis Creek Lane 746 Findlay Mountain Road 2151 Stagebridge Road 1218 Keys Church Road 3149 Crabtree Falls Highway Drumheller Lane Pharsalia Road, 26 acres Pigeon Hill Road, Lot 4 1900 Mill Creek School Lane 11194 West Crabtree 19 Meadow Lane Falls Highway 12828 Crabtree Falls Highway Beech Grove Road parcel 1 Fortunes Point 561 Old Stoney Creek Road

STONEY CREEK 166 Coleman Place 21 Black Walnut Drive 476 Cedar Glen Close 21 Bellflower Lane 211 Stoney Creek East 1450 Crawfords Climb 40 Stoney Glen Stoney Creek West, Lot E29 20 Apple Blossom Court 370 Rodes Valley Drive 38 Cedar Meadow Court 1846 Black Walnut Drive 165 Rosewood Drive 1112 Crawfords Climb ALBEMARLE COUNTY/ CHARLOTTESVILLE 4 Dick Woods Road 1813 Locust Shade Court 1688 Dudley Mountain Road 6709 Dick Woods Road 730 Park Street 611 Beechwood Drive 5634 Upland Drive, Lot 5 6782 Welbourne Lane 498 Newtown Road 3924 Green Creek Road 2038 Perkins Road (Fluvanna) * Per Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors MLS data and includes combined listing and sales dollar volume 1/1/2013–12/15/2013.

WINTERGREEN RESORT 11 Forest Court 226 Timbers 768 Laurelwood 60 West Elkwood Drive 1348 Blue Ridge Drive 2242 Tanners Ridge 2237 Tanners Ridge 116 Catoctin Drive 28 Rock Dove Lane 1478 Ledges 2127 Fairway Woods 244 Fortunes Ridge Drive 1467 Ledges 1721 High Ridge 40 Peavy Point 17 Shenandoah Ridge Court 9 Shenandoah Ridge Court 1437 Highlands 1435 Highlands 2006 Stone Ridge Woods 1282 Blue Ridge Drive 618 Devils Knob Loop 1451 Ledges 135 Eagles Court 23 Blackrock Circle 489 Pedlars Edge Drive 2003 Stone Ridge Woods 867 Shamokin Springs Trail 122 Laurel Springs Drive 1941 High Ridge Place 1724 High Ridge 134 Rosebay Lane 245 Catoctin Drive 16 Osprey Court 105 Tyro Lane 132 Warrior Run 23 North Rock Tree Lane 2137 Fairway Woods

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Location: 204 Timber Camp Dr, Wintergreen, Virginia Offered at: $299,900 Comments: The perfect mountain cabin with Shamokin Springs pool only steps away. Very nicely furnished by the owners and he home is in great condition. It has never been rented. It is aggressively pricedfor a sale this winter and is $85,000 under 2013 Nelson County Tax assessment. It has vaulted & 9ft ceilings, hardwood floors, expansive decking, wired for high speed internet, winter mountain views. Sq. Ft. Approx. Built by Summit Builders. Contact: Tim Merrick Wintergreen Real Estate Co. 434-361-0500

Location: 791 Front St, Lovingston, Virginia Offered at: $249,900 Comments: Your chance to own a piece of local history! This lovely antebellum home was built around 1840. Home features 3-4 bedrooms depending on your needs. Updated kitchen, and baths; and unique hand painted murals . Spacious rooms, but still the quaintness an antique home offers. Would make a great B&B or law office! Room in the back yard for additional flower or vegetable gardens near the creek. Shed for storage, or add electricity and convert it to an office or workshop. Contact: Chastity Morgan Mountain Area Realty 434-361-2440

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– Located in the Mountain Inn –

Do you love Wintergreen as much as we do? When you buy or sell with us, you are investing in Wintergreen’s future – Call us or stop in and be a part of Wintergreen’s future.

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Home features abundance of high-end finishes, 5 bedrooms + a 6th as bonus room, granite kitchen counters, cherry cabinets, 2 master bedrooms, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 large family rooms, 2 minute walk to Tyro ski slope, endless wrap-around decking. Furnished. $525,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (512618)

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Brand new 5 bedroom, 3 full bathroom, custom home built by Shenandoah Valley Construction. Views of Devils Knob Golf Course, two family rooms and attached garage. Many upgrades include granite counters, two fireplaces, hot tub, steam shower, pre-wired sound and security system, stainless appliances and custom tile work. Huge decks both front and rear. Listed for $695,000 by Steve Marianella, call 434-566-1293 or smsales1@aol.com for more info.

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New Price! RoseWood Village: Earthcraft Certified, Madison Villa with 1st floor master, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, gourmet kitchen, sunroom, superb craftsmanship, and many features of Universal Design. RoseWood is a 55+ active adult community located in the valley of Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek. $374,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (489621).

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410 Fawn Ridge This classic timber frame Lindal Cedar chalet is perfect for the family that wants to be a short distance from the upper village amenities. Great open floor plan with lots of natural light. Floor to ceiling arched stone fireplace, exposed cedar ceilings, wood floors both upstairs and down, including bedrooms. Soaring vaulted ceilings with custom window features bring the light indoors. Quality features include, stainless steel appliances, dual heat pumps, oversized soaking tub, granite countertops. $420,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (508030)

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2218 Tanners Ridge Condo Very nice condition top floor furnished two bedroom condo overlooking Devils Knob Golf 12th hole. Updated complete kitchen, wood burning fireplace in family room, two full baths, great location. Reasonable condo dues, private deck, high ceilings in family room. Walk to Spa and Aquatics center, golf, tennis and Devils Grill. Invest now while prices are low! $100,500. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. (513320)

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Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a luxury 10 bedroom, 10.5 bath mountain home. One bedroom configured as a state-of-the art conference center fully equipped with boardroom seating. Great mountain views. Double kitchen. Two wet bars. Elevator services all floors. This home is the Premier Rental Property on the mountain. (Blue Ridge Retreat). This is a must see for an investor! $1,429,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (514582) KI

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1418 Highlands Condo Desirable top floor condo: 2BR/2baths, updated with new carpeting, window treatments and is in immaculate condition ready for immediate occupancy! This ski out, walk to Spa and Mt. Inn unit is also offering an additional $40,000, to be held in escrow until the completion of the Highlands special assessment. Anticipated to begin Summer 2013, it’s expected completion is the end of 2014, Highlands will then be significantly restored to its original classic mountain design. Asking $160,000, call Joan Mummery @ 434-5315033. (505027)

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A beautiful farmhouse-style recreation(architect Glenn German)is skillfully designed to create this unique setting overlooking mature hardwoods, sloping lawn and stream. Tasteful stone entry prepares you for the extensive sculptured rock walls defining gardens and plateaus welcoming all to sit for awhile, have a lemonade or glass of wine. Three fireplaces; many antiques will convey; Brunswick Pool Table with two chairs; new roof, newly stained exterior: just a few reasons to consider this home! $489,000. Call Joan Mummery 434531-5033. (495459)

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17 Fortunes Ridge Drive Wonderful renovated four bedroom home with fantastic views of the Rockfish Valley. Great kitchen remodel, first floor master bath and bedroom renovation with nice built ins, custom tile work and soaking tub in master bath, new roof and HVAC (2006) with air conditioning, addition of bonus room. Gourmet kitchen includes custom granite, high end appliances including Wolf gas range, Bosch dishwasher, Thermidor refrigerator and convection oven. $ 499,000. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. (511122)

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310 Fortunes Ridge One of the few view lots available under $150K. This lot has views to the west and south, and lots of mountain laurel too. Front of lot is level for a driveway. Quiet location almost at end of cul de sac. Bring your builder or let me introduce you to one! Listed by Steve Marianella for only $149,900 tel 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (501048)

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258 Timbers Condo Updated Timbers Condo on Wintergreen Resort Rental Program. Great location, slopeside condo, walk to amenities. Priced to sell. $89,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (493414)

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Excellent development opportunity in Wintergreen Resort. Approved for 22 townhomes or an 85 room hotel. Located in a very favorable area of the resort. Townhome owners or hotel guests would be able to walk to the resort’s full service spa, indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, ski shuttle and local cafe. Very short drive to the golf and tennis facilities as well as the resort’s shops and restaurants. This unique opportunity is available for $1,870,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (514993)

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Classic Virginia four-over-four farmhouse on 7+ acres in the heart of Nelson County’s wine and brewery country. Convenient to Charlottesville and Wintergreen, the home has been a successful home office work environment for the publishers of Blue Ridge Life Magazine. Parlor, formal dining room, guest room/master w/ full bath, office, plus powder room on first floor. 4 bedrooms and full bath on second floor. Deck from 1st floor kitchen/den area overlooks pasture bordered by stream. Walk-out basement, 2 sheds, outdoor shower, mature trees and landscaping. High-speed internet (WISP) with option to connect to fiber line across the street. Property suitable for livestock.

NELSON IS BUSINESS FRIENDLY Under this property’s current Agricultural District A-1 zoning, home occupations and farm wineries are an allowed use by right. Should you wish to turn this property into an antique or gift shop, professional office, or other small business, you could seek a special use permit. To explore and discuss business and zoning opportunities, contact: Maureen Kelley, Nelson County Director of Economic Development and Tourism. 434-263-7015.

The Dameron family enjoys an afternoon in the front yard, July 4, 1928. The home has been thoughtfully renovated and still boasts much of the original flooring and trim.

Livebeautifully in Nelson County Marlo G. Allen, Assoc. Broker 434-996-3525 InsistOnThatGirl.com

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“Tax Savings” – not an oxymoron!

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By Marlo Allen Marlo Allen is a licensed Realtor residing in Nelson County

New Year’s resolutions come in the form of kicking habits, losing weight, and saving money. Perhaps saving money may be the easier one to tackle; especially when there are many tax saving advantages to those who own real estate. Besides the well known mortgage interest deduction, there are tax relief programs for Nelson County Residents who apply and qualify. May you kick off the New Year with one of these tax saving opportunities. Relief for the elderly and disabled: Who? The minimum age for an elderly applicant is 65. A disabled applicant is an individual who has been declared 100% disabled by the Social Security Board. Qualifications? Applicant must occupy the home as a primary residence. The total household income of everyone living in the home cannot exceed $50,000. Income sources include savings, retirement, social security,

and all other sources. If applicant has a family member living with them, than the first $6,000 of that person’s income is exempt from the calculation. Net worth cannot exceed $100,000; the home and 1 acre of land are excluded from the net worth calculation. Savings? Tax relief is based on a sliding scale and provides a 10-80% savings. When? Submit application between January 2 and February 15, 2014. Yearly application is required as tax relief is based on fluctuating variables such as income and assets. Exemption for disabled veterans: Who? Applicant must reside in the home as a primary residence and be certified as a veteran and 100% disabled. The US Department of Veterans Affairs or its successor agency must provide a letter to certify that the applicant is 100% disabled. A surviving spouse (of a 100% disabled veteran) may also qualify if

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the veteran died after Jan. 1, 2011. Savings? Qualifying applicant will receive total exemption from paying real estate taxes on the house and 1 acre home site. When? Can be submitted anytime. However, it is best to submit early in the year before tax bills are mailed. Once qualified the program automatically renews. Land use eligibility and savings: Who? Residents with qualifying acreage; land calculated after subtracting 1 acre home site. Qualifications? Agricultural; minimum of 5 acres in production for sale of plants or animals such as beef cattle, poultry, hay, etc… Horticultural, minimum of 5 acres in production for sale of fruits, vegetables, nursery, or floral products, etc… Forest; 20 acre minimum devoted to tree growth (can be timbered) Savings? Some tax payers have had their tax bill cut in half; savings is variable as it is dependent upon the land classification and

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values. Note: Repayment of savings (up to past 6 years) can occur in the form of a roll back tax penalty if the land use is changed. For example, land that is taken out of land use and subdivided for residential purposes would be subject to the penalty. When? Applications are typically due by Dec. 31st for review by the land use committee in February. Non refundable application fee is $50 per parcel plus 25 cent per acre. Renew every 6 years upon renewal notice. Contact the Commissioner of Revenue office at 434-263-7070 for additional information or applications. May you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Marlo Allen, frequently referred to as “That Girl,” calls Nelson County home. In fact, she grew up in Nelson and besides being a Realtor, is a family business partner at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery in Nellysford. Marlo provides real estate services in Nelson and surrounding counties.

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I experienced a personal triumph yesterday. I achieved a goal that I had set for myself. It was not a financial goal, although such would have been easier to accomplish. It was a personal goal, a physical goal, one that only I could achieve. Some background. In addition to photography, I am also a ski instructor. Photography slows down during the winter months so I fill in the gap by teaching skiing. For the upcoming season, the resort where I teach instituted a fitness test for all instructors as part of the rehire process. Such is not unusual. Many ski resorts throughout the country are doing the same thing. It is to make sure that instructors can meet the physical requirements of the position. After all, skiing is a very active sport. So I took the test, and despite the fact that I had exercised, lost over fifty pounds since last January, and did a lot of hiking, I failed. I thought I was ready. But I wasn’t ready enough. Oh how I hate failure! The examiner gave me a series of exercises to perform over a period of one month, and then return to retake the test. I was devastated. Why me? I was prepared, or so I thought. Everybody else seemed to have passed. Did I really want to teach skiing this year? Maybe it’s time to give up the profession and to Hell with the stupid test. I was angry, frustrated, and did a such a great job of feeling sorry for myself that I should have won a prize. I vented my feelings on one of my dearest friends. Of course I promptly and sincerely apologized, and lucky for me we are still close friends. There is a lot of truth to the saying that a friend sees you as you really are, and likes you anyway. I calmed down. I love skiing and I love teaching; I knew what I had to do. If someone was to ask me what is my strongest attribute, without hesitation I would say it is persistence. Here’s an example. Last night I played a game of Sudoku (I love the game). Normally I can solve a “Difficult” puzzle in


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about forty five minutes (often less). But the puzzle I had last night was one of the toughest I had ever experienced. Nothing in my bag of tricks worked. After about two and a half hours and several trial solutions (educated guesses) that resulted in the dreaded “blank square”, I finally solved the puzzle. It was ugly, but I solved it. Persistence is also how I got through college while enduring many setbacks and disappointments in my undergraduate and graduate degree programs, but I achieved both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering. Sometimes I think I am persistent to the point to where it does me more harm than good. But giving up is something that is abhorrent to me. I feel like such a loser. And that’s what I feel when I experience failure. Maybe that’s the reason why I lash out – not that such excuses any bad behavior on my part. One of the exercises I was told to perform was to walk at least 150 minutes per week, which I did faithfully for the entire month. Since I live on top of a mountain, a two mile walk includes both uphill and downhill terrain. Who needs a treadmill. Sometimes I would walk in the valley where the terrain is generally flat. But most of the time I walked on top of the mountain. I often walked to the very top of a steep trail, and when I did so I thought only of the re-test. I wanted so much to pass the exam.  So yesterday I took my re-test. And I passed! I was ecstatic! I wanted to tell the world. I accomplished the goal I had set for myself, and I felt great. Perhaps some of you may ask why I am making such an ado about a test that an average person in good health can easily pass. To answer that, I am sixty two years old, I smoked much of my life but have now been an ex-smoker for over ten years, and for the past several years I was very much overweight. I overcame all of these challenges, and with effort and persistence, I accomplished a goal that would have been impossible a year ago. – Paul Purpura

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STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY by MARCIE GATES

WORK HARD. PLAY HARD. LIKE A JAZZ MAN. As an Assistant Professor of Music in the Center for Worship at Liberty University and a nationally recognized jazz musician, Vince Lewis doesn’t really have to distinguish between working and playing. “I’d say I probably have a guitar in my hand, between teaching and practicing, fifty or sixty hours a week at least,” longtime Amherst resident, Lewis calculates. And that doesn’t even include performance time.

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Headlining in festivals and concerts with the likes of Dave Brubeck, B.B. King and Mundell Lowe, playing in venues such as the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach, the Smithsonian Institute and the Kennedy

Center, and being featured and praised in countless reputable music publications doesn’t seem to have inflated Lewis’s ego at all – even though it should have. On the contrary, Lewis has recently started teaching private lessons at Blue Star Music in Lovingston, alongside local celebrity, Joe Madison. “I don’t really push my music on anybody. A lot of the people I teach don’t even really know. Sometimes they know I play concerts and stuff, and sometimes they just know I’m the guy that’s showing them where to put their fingers,” says Lewis, who started taking lessons at age five. Unbeknownst to many, Lewis has not only been performing and recording with the best in the business, but he’s also received countless awards for his talent and contributions to the musical arts community.

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Feeling right at home at Blue Star Music in Lovingston, Vince Lewis strums a few chords on a jazz guitar. Lewis, who teaches lessons here, started taking lessons at the age of 5.

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“I’m just as happy if I have a beginning student, and all they wanna be able to do is play in church on Sunday and play a few chords, and they accomplish that. That’s wonderful,” says Lewis. Modest though he is, Lewis has also taught several musicians who have progressed a bit farther than chords. “I’ve got one student, a bass player in Nashville, who just won a Grammy. I’ve got a former guitar student who’s on tour with Josh Groban. And I’ve got a student who got his Doctorate in Jazz guitar performance who’s teaching in a university out west.” If that’s not enough, Lewis is working on a new collaboration record due to release at the end of January with Barbara Martin, a jazz and blues singer with her own list of impressive achievements. And in his spare time – which, let’s be honest, there can’t be much of – Lewis loves just being at home in Amherst. “It’s a great relief for me to be able to go out and play a concert at a big venue and get into the fast moving and the stress, and then pull back and be back out in the country and be back at my house with acres and cows and deer,” says Lewis.

STONEY CREEK AND NELSON COUNTY STONEY CREEK HOMES 52 Hidden Springs Ln.

$339,000.00 (1-D E-1) MLS#511975 This house is a stunning contemporary style right on the Stoney Creek golf course. The front allows for privacy and the rear side is lined with windows letting the outside in. It is a very unique house with a spectacular lot. It is a “must see in person” home. Elegant, private, quiet and cozy.

292 Woodhouse Ln.

$244,555.00 (Valley Foothills 13) MLS#512922 A cozy cottage in the foothills of the Blue Ridge best describes this darling cottage. Nestled at the lower portion of Crawford’s Knob. 1.96 acres of large oaks, mountain laurel & wildflowers. Borders a creek & private.

188 Saddleback Knl.

$634,900.00 (1-H H3) MLS#514884 The open floor plan in this contemporary house dramatizes the versatile interior with massive post & beam construction offering uninterrupted space and light. The large stone fireplace opens to both the dining area & living room. Located on a very private lot & quiet cul-de-sac, this home offers tension free living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Home is setup up as four bedroom; however, the septic field is for a three bedroom home. Hot tub outside on screened porch.

27 Black Walnut Ln.

$599,000.00 (1-H A9) MLS#513610 High quality of construction by renown local builder Louis Ramsey. A beautiful floor plan for one story living with generous and gracious rooms. Fantastic mountain views in every direction. 2.58 acre level homesite with beautiful and mature landscape. Beautiful deck and screened gazebo to enjoy the views. Floor to ceiling rock fireplace in great room. Located in the heart of Stoney Creek and at a short distance from all community amenities. Across the street from a pond for fishing. Great value!

STONEY CREEK LOTS 241 Shingle Oak Ln.

$99,500.00 (Valley Foothill II 14) MLS#487507 Located on a dead-end street, upper property. Line borders “green area” of hundreds of acres. An almost built-in neighborhood with many attractive homes. Side lines and corners marked.

COUNTY HOMES 85 Meadow Court

“The first thing I do when I get home is take a guitar out of the case. It’s really cool because I doubt that many plumbers go home at the end of the day and plumb for fun.” BRL

$324,900.00 (Persimmon Hill) MLS#511218 Impeccable home located on 15+ beautiful acres of private land, which is centrally located between Amherst County and the Wintergreen Resort and having easy access to HWY 151 and HWY 29. This home offers seclusion and privacy, which you can enjoy either on a full-time basis or as a weekend get-a-way. The open floor plan dramatizes the versatile interior that are great for family gatherings. Lower level is ideal for mother-in-law suite or second separate living area.

1258 Greenfield Rd.

$395,000.00 (Afton) MLS#512784 This home has been completely and beautifully renovated over the past 2-3 years. You can think of it like built in 2012. 21 acres with open farm fields and some woods. Taylor Creek passes through the property and it is a perfect water source for your small farm. Nice barn with horse stalls and tack room. Mountain and pasture views. Only minutes away from wineries, breweries and restaurants. 25 min from Charlottesville. Across the street from Rita May Brown “Tea Time” farm. Great country retreat.

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WOODS MILL

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STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY by MARCIE GATES

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THE DISTILLERY DUDES JIM TAGGART ENGINEERS THINGS. JEFF FLETCHER BUILDS THEM. TOGETHER INSIDE A NO-NONSENSE BUILDING IN WOODS MILL, THEY MAKE A MIGHTY STIFF DRINK.

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April 5, 2014 Wine Pairing Dinner featuring Pollack Wines ($95 per person)

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April 14, 2014 Traditoinal Passover Seder ($60 per person) April 20, 2014 Easter Champagne Brunch Seatings at 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. ($39.95 per person)

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elkmountaincontracting.com These two men moved to Nelson County in their teens, married brave women and had two kids. During that time, they’ve shared a drink or two. These days, its research. “We make whiskey and brandy,” said Jim Taggart, Civil Site Engineer for TCS Engineering Company and Partner for Woods Mill Distillery. “We’ve been in operation for about a year now, we’ve been in production for about nine months, and we wanted to go through this experiment, learning our lessons with small batches. Our production capacity is about a thousand cases a year.” Jeff Fletcher of Structures Unlimited and sole partner for Woods Mill Distillery couldn’t be more in his element. His family farm, Lynn-Wood, off of Rt. 6, is the location for the distillery. Also, his 20 years in the welding business, building equipment for nearly every winery and brewery in the county, was certainly good practice for setting up his own system.

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“All the equipment here is recycled equipment. Instead of going to a scrap yard, these were commercial cookers for cafeterias and schools and prisons,” said Fletcher. “So we actually bought those before they went to scrap and

then converted them into all the equipment you see. Everything that’s in here has basically been built on site.” This compact collection of metal provides more than enough work for these two dudes. With one barrel requiring an estimated 367 man hours to fill, (*math fact: 367 man hours ÷ 1 barrel/or 50 cases =7.34 hours per case), it’s hard to believe they already want to expand.

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from The Beech Grove Salon! “This is a very energy intensive operation,” says Taggart. But these guys are all about utilizing opportunities. Take their ingredients, for instance. They work with local businesses, such as Bold Rock Cidery in Nellysford, and purchase pomace (*vocab fact: pomace is a mushy solid consisting of seeds, stems, and skins that remain after the apples have been pressed). Even though the majority of the juice is already on its way to becoming Bold Rock Hard Cider, there’s still enough juice left to contribute to flavoring Woods Mill Distillery’s Apple Brandy. Hitting the ABC store shelves within the next couple months, this 80 proof locally-made liquor is sure to be a crowd pleaser. And even though it’s too late to give as a Christmas present, it will always be fun to drink and share because it’s made by a couple of guys just down the road. “I sweep the floors and sign the tax returns, he builds the equipment and dumps the waste, we kinda do it all,” says Taggart. “It’s like any job, there are things that you don’t like about it, but by and large, this is what we wanna do when we grow up.” BRL

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

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Squirrel Winter Blues One of my more favorite pastimes is hunting.  Yes, I am armed but more often than not, I am more a sightseer and lover of nature/life than the taker of it. Etched in my brain are volumes of animal encounters I have collected from some 40 years of hunting in the Blue Ridge wilderness.  Just recently I was on Three Ridges hunting ‘buck deer’, as my son Jack calls them, and at daybreak heard a mass movement of animals moving down the mountain towards me.  Thinking it could be my nemesis, a huge 9-point ‘buck deer’ that has eluded me now for some 2 months or so, I readied my weapon.  Instead, it was individual squirrels scurrying down the mountain to an orchard some distance below me.  Within 15 minutes or so, I heard the breaking of leaves now moving from the orchard back up the mountain to my stand.  The site of a colony of squirrels with softball size, Pink Lady apples in their mouths was both amusing and curious to say the least.  It made sense, however, since their main food source acorns, was severely limited this year due to a cold, wet spring.  Acorns are monoecious meaning that both the male and female reproductive organs are on the same plant.  Reproduction occurs with rising spring temperatures.  With wind as the primary mechanism for pollination, a combination of rain, humidity and a late freeze can have a devastating effect on acorn production - such as what appeared to have happened this year.  Coupled with a 17 year outbreak of cicadas which lay their eggs primarily in the tender new growth of oak trees, the end result is literally zero acorn production for this year.  Granted cicadas were not at the 2-3,000 foot altitude nor were they as numerous as every acorn on every tree, a population that actually could be considered as noise pollu-

tion must have some negative effect on the acorn production down in the lower hills. I cannot remember the last time such a shortage of food has occurred.  Last year I can readily remember slipping and falling down in that same area on an abundance of acorns.  This year, nothing.  Not one. For a crop that so many animals depend on, this is serious news.  Deer, bear, squirrels, blue jays, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse and many other animals depend heavily on the protein found in this nut for sustenance – in particular during a particularly cold winter which appears we are experiencing now.  Wildlife sightings are, and will be, higher than normal this year as animals must move further out of their habitats and search harder for secondary food sources – often times coming in closer contact with humans.  This equation gets a lot worse for these animals when a deep blanket of snow covers the ground and temperatures plummet.  The end result is not good for many, many animals.  That is where we come in.  Our furry friends this year will depend on us heavily for survival – in particular during cold snaps and in the event a deep snow falls on the region.  While I know most of us aren’t in the habit of trying to attract deer and bears to our homes, if you are interested in feeding the birds and smaller wildlife, whole corn and black oil sunflower seeds are two of the best. Both offer food to a very large population of animals and both are relatively weather tolerant (they don’t rot that easily).  Obviously there are other food sources that are good as well but these two are the top ones that come to my mind.  Bottom line is that without some really good luck from Mother Nature, many animals will be negatively impacted this year.  How bad will be determined how bad the winter months are. 

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The Value of Health There is still heated conversation in the media about the Affordable Care Act. Some good news. Some negative news. What is missing in the discussion about health care is what each of us has to do individually that will have a positive financial impact on the health care industry, on our health and on our community. And, we will feel and function better. Good health is taking personal responsibility for yourself and your choices. No one likes to hear or read that because it usually means a change in our habits or behavior (“by golly, if I want to eat the entire box of cookies I will. I’ve earned it today.”) The US economy is slammed by PREVENTABLE chronic diseases. Here are some numbers (Kenneth, 2008, Thorpe, 2006): 133 million people have one or more chronic conditions. Two trillion healthcare expenditures are related to chronic conditions. Chronic conditions have driven 96% of the cost of Medicare spending and 83% of Medicaid spending since 1980. Some of the preventable chronic

conditions include musculoskeletal conditions, depression, sleeping problems, fatigue, chronic pain, high cholesterol, arthritis, hypertension, obesity, anxiety. In addition, preventable chronic conditions are responsible for half the deaths and projected to account for two thirds of the deaths in the next twenty five years (World Economic Forum,2008). Eighty percent of heart disease and eighty percent of type 2 diabetes can be prevented. Your health is your investment in yourself. How much do you value yourself? Making choices to get adequate sleep, eat nutritious foods and to exercise regularly will reduce the health care dollars that you and your family spend each year. As a society, costs will be managed if we begin to manage our health. The research is out there. When I “Googled” value in health. 2,090,000,000 results popped up; article after article reciting research on this topic. As we start a new year, let’s begin with a new strategy. Each month this year, I’ll offer you a different strategy to meet that goal. Happy New Year!

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JANUARY 1 WEDNESDAY NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH AT WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY Start: Jan. 1, 2014 11:00 am End: Jan. 1, 2014 2:00 pm Venue: Wild Wolf Brewing Company Phone: 434-361-0088 Address: 2461 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON) NEW YEAR’S DAY BRUNCH AT DEVILS BACKBONE BREWING COMPANY Start: Jan. 1, 2014 11:30 am End: Jan. 1, 2014 2:30 pm Venue: Devils Backbone Brewing Company Phone: 434-361-1001 Address: 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967 (NELSON)

REGIONAL SKI CLUB AND BOY SCOUTS WEEKEND Start: Jan. 3, 2014 8:00 am End: Jan. 5, 2014 6:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: 39 Wintergreen Dr., Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON) FIRST FRIDAYS DOWNTOWN Start: Jan. 3, 2014 5:00 pm End: Jan. 3, 2014 8:00 pm Venue: Downtown Harrisonburg Phone: 540-432-8935 Address: 212 S Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 228011 (ROCKINGHAM)

JANUARY 4 SATURDAY NEW MOON RISING NIGHT TRAIL RUN – DEVILS BACKBONE BREWING COMPANY Start: Jan. 4, 2014 6:00 am End: Jan. 4, 2014 9:00 pm Venue: Devils Backbone Brewing Company Phone: 434-361-1001 Address: 200 Mosby’s Run, Roseland, VA 22967 (NELSON)

BATTLE OF THE BANDS Start: Jan. 16, 2014 7:00 pm End: Jan.16, 2014 10:00 pm Venue: Wild Wolf Brewing Company Phone: 434-361-0088 Address: 2461 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

WINTERGREEN RAIL JAM, EVENT 1 OF 5 Start: Jan. 18, 2014 6:00 pm End: Jan.18, 2014 9:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: 39 Wintergreen Dr., Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON)

JANUARY 24 FRIDAY WINTERGREEN WOMEN’S CLINIC Start: Jan. 24, 2014 9:00 am End: Jan.24, 2014 2:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: 39 Wintergreen Dr., Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON) WARRIOR WEEKEND X AT WINTERGREEN RESORT Start: Jan. 24, 2014 9:00 am End: Jan.24, 2014 5:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: 39 Wintergreen Dr., Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON)

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JANUARY 6 MONDAY BREWERY BINGO Start: Jan. 6, 2014 7:00 am End: Jan. 6, 2014 10:00 pm Venue: Wild Wolf Brewing Company Phone: 434-361-0088 Address: 2461 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

JANUARY 11 SATURDAY SNOW FEST AT WINTERGREEN RESORT Start: Jan. 11, 2014 8:00 am End: Jan. 12, 2014 6:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2007 Address: 39 Wintergreen Dr., Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON)

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FORBES CENTER MASTERPIECE PERFORMANCE: STEP AFRIKA Start: Jan. 14, 2014 8:00 pm End: Jan.14, 2014 8:00 pm Venue: JMU Forbes Center Address: 800 S.Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (ROCKINGHAM)

FREESTYLE DOUBLE CROSS AT WINTERGREEN RESORT Start: Jan. 26, 2014 8:00 am End: Jan.26, 2014 5:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: 39 Wintergreen Dr., Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON) EVENING AT DOWNTON ABBEY AT THE LAKE MONACAN CLUBHOUSE Start: Jan. 26, 2014 6:30 pm End: Jan. 26, 2013 10:30 pm Venue: Lake Monacan Clubhouse Phone: 434-325-8292 Address: 239 Camping Ridge Road, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

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businessdirectory Auctioneers MASON AUCTION COMPANY, INC. 540-836-0258 P.O. Box 160 Nellysford, VA 22958 NELSON COUNTY A full service auction company specializing in antiques, estates & liquidations. Stillie L. Mason, Auctioneer VA License 2881 www.masonsauction.com stillie@masonsauction.com

Breweries BLUE MOUNTAIN BARREL HOUSE 434-263-4002 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA NELSON COUNTY Come visit us at the Barrel House brewery and tasting room and discover where tradition meets innovation. Our tasting room is open FridaySunday, 11AM-7PM. You can enjoy a tasting flight of our available beer selections, relax with a full glass of one of our fine ales or lagers, and take a complementary tour after your purchase if you’d like to learn about our special brewing process.

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ELK MOUNTAIN CONTRACTING, LLC 540-241-9075 221 Old Tyro Lane, Tyro, VA AUGUSTA COUNTY

MOUNTAIN AREA REALTY 434-361-2440 2788 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY

Elk Mountain Contracting has been building custom log cabins and barns for 14 years. Using stonework and reclaimed materials to compliment your project allows us to provide a historic appeal to your structure. Services Provided: Reclaimed building materials, Custom log cabins and barns, Chinking, Stonework, General Construction, Cabin and barn restorations.

Mountain Area Realty offers full real estate services for Nelson County, Wintergreen Resort, Stoney Creek, and surrounding areas. Call our office 7 days a week for immediate professional service from one of our experienced agents.

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Legal LAW OFFICE ROBERT L. BROWNE 703-369-7850 (t) 703-542-4010 (f ) firstlaw@onebox.com (e) Trials • Business Law • Wills, Estates and Probate. To request an initial consultation, visit our website, www.firstlaw.pro. Advising and Representing Clients Since 1976.

WINTERGREEN REAL ESTATE 800-325-2200 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY Wintergreen Real Estate Company is the founding company of Wintergreen. We are experts in resort sales, rentals and county property. We are the only company with an office on Devils Knob as well the entry of Stoney Creek.

Medical BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY 540-456-8020 9519 Critzers Shop Rd Afton, VA NELSON COUNTY Blue Mountain Brewery is open 7 days a week bringing the revolution of real hand-crafted American beer to our corner of the world. Eight to ten Blue Mountain drafts available at all times, local foods for lunch and dinner, local wines & family friendly.

MARTHA JEFFERSON AFTON FAMILY MEDICINE 540-456-6710 10950 Rockfish Valley Hwy Afton, VA NELSON COUNTY Family Medical Physician’s office specializing in preventive care, acute care,chronic illness care, pediatric and newborn care, women’s health, sports medicine, and geriatric medicine. All ages are welcome.

Real Estate WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY 434-361-0088 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY Brewery, Restaurant, Sports Bar and Shopping Village! Our menu offers something for everyone, including Vegan, Gluten Free, daily flatbread & sushi specials. Experience the delightful creations from our kitchen using fresh, local ingredients paired with a broad selection of our hand crafted beers. Dog & kid friendly.

MARLO G. ALLEN, ASSOCIATE BROKER 434-996-3525 Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY When buying or selling real estate in Nelson County or Wintergreen, you can count on “That Girl” to get you results! Besides being a family business partner at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery of Nellysford, I am also a recognized and trusted name in real estate throughout Nelson County and Wintergreen.

NELSON COUNTY TOURISM 434-263-7315 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston, VA NELSON COUNTY Experience the Sunrise Side of the Blue Ridge. From our mountains to the mighty James River. Wear yourself out at our wineries, breweries, cidery, and eateries. Then hit the sack in a cozy cabin or bed & breakfast.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, MASSIES MILL 434-277-8926 Crabtree Falls Hwy & Tan Yard Road, Massies Mill, VA NELSON COUNTY We’re a small, caring, affirming congregation with a deep commitment to social action. Sunday services: 11 AM (Communion) and 5 PM (Celtic Evensong) Community dinner: Every Thursday at 6:30 PM. All are welcome!

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Resorts & Recreation WINTERGREEN RESORT 855-245-5011 39 Mountain Inn Loop Wintergreen, VA NELSON COUNTY Wintergreen Resort is a four-season mountain retreat on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Championship golf; seasonal skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; indoor and outdoor pools; miles of marked hiking trails; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; charming lodging; and a variety of enticing dining options.

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G REAL ESTATE Mini Farm for rent This 3 acre property has beautiful mountain views, 2/3 BR, sunporch, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, new heating and AC unit and back-up woodstove. Washer/dryer. Two screened porches and a gorgeous yard with mature plantings. Great for horses with fenced paddocks, barn and run-in shed. Minutes to Nellysford, the Devils Backbone, Wild Wolf, Bold Rock Cidery and Wintergreen Resort. Available immediately. Indoor pets considered. Owner/Agent. Posted By:Julie Bendle 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434.996.8669 $1200 RENTED! – 3 bdrm, 2 bath mobile home for rent 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, washer/dryer hookups, dishwasher, built in microwave, smoothtop electric stove, sideby-side refrigerator; electric heat/ac, woodburning fireplace in living room; $625 monthly; $625 deposit; Pets are negotiable. Posted By:Helen White 22938 - Faber $625/mo For Rent Charming 2 BR, 2 BA home. Hardwood floors in living areas and kitchen. Tile flooring in baths. Refigerator, electric range, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Master has balconey and huge jacuzzi. Lovely mountain views and lots of privacy. Minutes to Rt. 29 and Lovingston. 35 minutes to Charlottesville. Pets considered. Posted By:Julie Bendle 22949 - Lovingston 434 996-8669 $925 Homestead Homestead-2 acres gardens, apple trees, berries plus 10 acres woods. Mountain side. House built 1988, needs renovation. Sheds, good water via well. Quiet road, faces south-near Lovingston. Posted By:Deborah Turel 22949 - Lovingston 434.263.5228 $155,000

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Two Bedroom, Two Bath Condo Wintergreen Resort rental. Fully furnished 2 BR, 2 BA with utilities and basic cable included. Close to Spa, Nature Foundation, and shuttle stop, but in a quiet area. $850 per month off-season rate. Posted By:Erlene Hendrix 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 757625-5241 $850/mo Lovely Furnished Home Stoney Creek/Wintergreen Resort Lovely single fam home, large wooded lot. 3 BR, 2.5 bath, in Stoney Creek near Lake Monocan. Elegantly decorated, fully furnished. Master suite with Jacuzzi tub & private deck. DR and LR look over bold stream and onto golf course. Graceful LR w/ wood burning FP and baby grand piano. Marvelous windows. Attractive kitchen with all appliances. Laundry room, washer/dryer. Beautiful views, mature trees, DSL high speed Internet optional. Min 1-year lease. Posted By:Dana Frye 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-2444 $1600/ month Property on Tye River 54.3 wooded acres, with 1/4 mile on the Tye River. Quiet area and very private.Land is located near Route 29 and easily accessible to Washington, DC, Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond. Posted By: J Tinsley NELSON COUNTY 434.969.2345 $398,000.00 Blue Ridge Terrace, Afton UPPER 1 BEDROOM WITH HUGE DECK! Hardwoods throughout, large sized living area. Deck open to views and extended living space. Renting for $550/month and security deposit. Heat and w/s/t removal provided by landlord, tenant only pays electric. Small pet is negotiable. Posted By: MANS Property Management, Inc.

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22920 - Afton 540-949-5246 $550 Brick Ranch 1000 square foot brick ranch with full basement, carport, front porch,3 bedroom, one bath on nice lot with town water and sewer. Heat pump, air conditioning, propane heater in basement, updated kitchen. Posted By:John Campbell 22949 - Lovingston 434 906-0718 $800/mo Home in Shipman For Sale: Home in Shipman. 3 bedrooms, den, kitchen, laundry room, partial basement, storage shed, all on 0.689 acres. Sold as is $60,000. A fixer upper. Great starter home. Posted By:Kate McGinnis 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish 434-263-5895 $60,000 Charming home to share in Stoney Creek/Wintergreen Seeking compatible housemate – someone neat, responsible, quiet, enjoys privacy as well as sharing space. Furnished bedroom, sitting room, and private full bath in single family home. Common areas: kitchen, DR, LR, utility rm, decks, wood burning fireplace, large yard. Property on golf course, cheerful creek, mature trees, miles of beautiful walking and cycling trails?, nature conservancy area. Fast, easy access to main corridors. Posted By: Dana Frye 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-2444 $600/month

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ANDERSON 22967 - Roseland/Lowesville/ Massies Mill $500 SOLD! – QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING like new - queen size mattress/box spring, from guest room, barely used, call or email to set up time to view/pick up. Posted By: EILEEN ANDERSON 22967 - Roseland/Lowesville/ Massies Mill $250 3 piece bedroom set Queen headboard, double dresser with mirror, 2 drawer night stand, modern design light woodgrain color, mattress and bedframe not included. Posted By: Helen White 22938 - Faber 434-263-8211 $200 Oak Dining Room Table and Hutch Oak dining table with six chairs and matching hutch with glass doors. In very good condition. Table can be used round or it has two leaves that can extend it. Posted By: N. Hughes 22920 - Afton 540-456-8289 $900

CARS & TRUCKS 1996 C4 Corvette Convertible Excellent inside and out. 1996 C4 Corvette Convertible. White with black canvas top (like new). Garage kept, never raced. Only 62,000 miles. Extras include all new spark plugs, oil change, diagnostic test, very good tires, Corvette C4 cover, interior is beautiful red and black, with red leather seats. Alpine detachable cd player/radio w remote. rug protectors that reads Corvette, console leather cover with embroidered logo. Automatic. Really a beauty! Posted By: Sheila M. Jones 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-218-7169 $10,600

FARM & TOOL Shopsmith Mark V It was bought in 1983 with the 11” band saw and 4” joiner, the starter accessory pack, the handyman accessory pack, and the craftsman accessory pack. All of the accessories are go with it. It functions as a drill press, table saw, sander, lathe, and router. All of the original manuals and instruction manuals are in great condition. There are also a large number of additional saw blades, including a dado set; a number of the supplemental blades have never been used. The total system is $575 assuming it is picked up here. Posted By: David McKenzie 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-1917 $575 Organically Raised Grass Finished Beef We have reasonably priced USDA inspected beef for sale by the pound. Our animals live healthy happy lives. Can deliver to Nellysford/Afton area. Posted By: Anne Buteau 22971 - Shipman/ Rockfish 434-263-4946 $Call for price list wheat seed hay and straw organiccleaned wheat seed mixed grass hay wheat straw prices seed 25$ 90lb bag hay4.00$ straw5.00$ a bale. Posted By: John eggelston 22949 - Lovingston 434.906 3094 $wheat seed 30 90lb bag hay 4.00 Wheat straw 5.00 bale Round bale hay feeder Round bale hay feeder in great shape. 8ft in diameter and 50in high. Please call or text Rob at 434-989-0614 Posted By: Rob Rebitzke 22920 - Afton 434-989-0614 $190 obo

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If you are ready to sell in 2014, call Marlo at 434-996-3525! Marketing consultations are FREE!! Piney River

Nellysford Afton

Lovingston

Stoney Creek Stoney Creek

Piney River

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Afton

Wintergreen

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Stoney Creek

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