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Mountain Homes/Condos

934 Devils Knob Loop

Diamond Hill 943

$244,500 MLS #517137

(Devils Knob 46) MLS#534585 $995,000.00

SLOPESIDE! A gorgeous, upgraded, condo! Mid level with few steps, just walk around the side to hit the slopes. Currently on VRBO Rental site, it grossed $28,285 in 2014! Rent it out when you’re not enjoying it yourself. It’s located in the heart of Wintergreen, walking distance to restaurants, shops, market, tubing and more. Beautifully decorated and maintained, sold fully furnished.

This large architecturally designed home was built with the highest end exterior and interior materials and finishes. Home sits at the edge of the mountain and offers stunning 180-degree mountain and valley views to the East and South. The open, bright and spacious floor plan is perfect for large scale entertaining or special family gatherings. Many unique features make this home an exceptional offering.

Shenandoah Ridge B11

288 Hickory Springs Rd.

$349,500 MLS #539905

(Pryors Camp 22) $449,000 MLS #527157

WALK TO SLOPES! Experience the exhilaration that comes from living on a mountain top with views across Shenandoah and Rockfish Valleys. Enjoy all the pleasures of Wintergreen Resort. These single family attached homes are ideally located near restaurants, golf, tennis, spa, exercise, hiking trails, and ski slopes. Located on the ski shuttle route.

This is a home that immediately makes a family feel invited and welcome! Very private, at the end of a cul-de-sac and nestled among spectacular homes. Big, stone fireplace, open kitchen and pantry. Views from every room. Home was designed as a permanent residence but would be the perfect second home for one to three families or a rental property. A quiet neighborhood, backs up to the George Washington National Forest. Walking distance to the facilities on Devils Knob.

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259 White Oak Dr.

206 Pinnacle Dr.

(White Oak 19) $169,500 MLS #539880

(Treeloft 17) $329,000 MLS #537633

WALK TO SLOPES! A very attractive cabin, close to ski slopes and has a nice winter view. Walk to shops, restaurants, activities, etc. Completely furnished and ready for ski season!

WALK TO SLOPES! House has a parking area and a deeded right of way for easy access to front door. Short walk to ski slopes. Seasonal views. Great alternative to ski front condo.

Highlands 1409

$249,900 MLS #528148 SLOPESIDE! This prime property is located at the top of Highlands ski lift. It has a magnificent view of the slopes and valley below. Three-bedroom, three bath, with upgraded kitchen. Also on the ski shuttle route.

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138 Rosebay Ln.

(Chestnut Place 37) $97,500 MLS #539961 Potential for wonderful year round mountain, valley and ski village views upon construction. Sloping homesite so it would be great for building a 2 or 3 story home. Orientation is south so there will be plenty of light and sunshine in your home all day long. Beautiful sunrise views too. Located at the end of a quiet street with large, beautiful homes for neighbors.

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15 Ravens Roost Ct.

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(Ravens Roost 28) $39,000 MLS #540088

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Terrific value for a very private and attractive site in the highly desirable Ravens Roost portion of Wintergreen. Convenient location within the resort. Walk to a quiet overlook right down the street. Site rests on a cul-de-sac, off a side street, with no through traffic. Very peaceful. Gentle grade is easy to build on. In addition, the Nelson County Service Authority water and sewer connection fees have already been paid for your convenience and savings. Ready to accept your dream vacation home.

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106 Bear Run This light-filled home features a great room with soaring ceilings, skylights and a floor-to-ceiling stone, wood-burning fireplace. Spacious master suite with fireplace, private bath, walk-in closet and direct access to rear deck. Also features an updated kitchen with newer appliances, 3 additional BR and 2 BA. Large rear deck for enjoying the mountain breezes and winter mountain views. $325,000

700 River Birch Lane (Lot 2 Rivers Edge) Affordable Rockfish River front parcel in a quiet and scenic area of Nelson County. A short paddle to the James River or put in at the Howardsville public boat launch. A carpet of running cedar blankets this beautiful 13-acre parcel. A variety of hardwood and pine trees. Numerous building sites that with some clearing will afford views across the river. Secluded yet accessed via a maintained state road. $72,500

18 Grassy Overlook Unique, architect-designed, single-level, 2 BR, 2 BA vacation/retirement home on quiet cul-de-sac. Large, flat driveway and oversized 2-car, detached garage. Study; private on the outside, open on the inside. Sited on .49 acres with room to build additional bedrooms. Southern exposure, cozy and well heated in the winter with brick wood-burning fireplace, central AC and French drain system. Tip top condition. Move-in ready. $349,000

Spruce Creek Road parcel Build your getaway cabin on this beautiful, 7-acre mountain property that’s just minutes from Nellysford and Wintergreen. Explore and fish in Spruce Creek or just sit on the rock outcroppings and listen to the water babble! Was the site of an old home. Full of wildlife and mountain plants. No electricity to the site but has been researched and is available. $79,000

1712 High Ridge Spectacular in every sense of the word! The views of the Rockfish Valley, the adjoining mountains and the ski slopes are gorgeous. With only very few steps in to this 4 BR, 4 BA condo, you will find a home that has been thoroughly and meticulously redone over the last 12 years. The exterior has also been completely renovated by the association, including roofing, siding and windows. $450,000

278 Afton Mountain Road Solid brick 3 BR, 2 BA ranch with mountain views in a convenient Afton location. Easy commute to Charlottesville and Waynesboro. One-level living with first floor master and bath, living room with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, hardwood floors, and sun porch with new carpet. Recent renovations exceed $30,000 with new roof, windows, HVAC system, gutters, downspouts, water pressure tank, interior and exterior painting, chimney cleaning and liner replacement. Full basement with rec room, fireplace, canning kitchen, and storage. Paved drive, carport, outbuildings, and extra lot for gardening and privacy $219,000

1411 Highlands At the top of the ski slope with breathtaking year-round mountain views, this adorable 2 BR, 2 BA condo is just what you have hoped to find. Beautifully maintained and attractively furnished. Highlands has just undergone exterior renovations with new siding, decks, and walkways. Located at the top of the slopes, across from the Wintergarden pool, fitness and spa facilities, walking distance to the nature center and close to hiking trails, Highlands is the perfect location for year-round recreating! $165,000

118 Village Road Newly renovated one-story ranch-style home located in Shipman. An easy commute to Charlottesville or Lynchburg. This 3 BR, 1 BA home is tucked on the back of the wooded lot on a cul-de-sac. Updates include new paint, carpet, and laminate, updated bathrooms, new doors and all-new electric. In move-in ready condition and priced to sell!

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Sto n e y C r e e k L a n d 18 Stoney Glen Tremendous value and privacy! One of the least expensive lots within all of Stoney Creek at Wintergreen, yet it has so much to offer. This mostly wooded 1.08-acre, gently-rolling parcel with seasonal mountain views is conveniently tucked away on a quiet street neighboring Stoney Creek Park. Enjoy the peaceful sound of nearby Stoney Creek. Access to public water and underground electric. Customizable building plans available. $33,500

361 Hidden Springs This new pricing provides the opportunity to live in one of the most unique locations in Stoney Creek. With both lake front and beach front on Lake Monacan, this is a truly special property. The only one of its kind in Stoney Creek, this .98-acre lot offers gorgeous views of the lake and the golf course. Lots 12 and 14 are also available for further privacy. $135,000

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

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Specializing in log cabins, stone work, and historical restorations. Also buying log cabins and barns

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SALES LISTINGS

R E S U LT S ROD PHILLIPS / REALTOR 434-987-6399 / Rodfphillips@gmail.com

RECENTLY SOLD 298 Catoctin Drive $335,000 348 Dobie Condos $287,000 2239 Tanners Ridge Condos $98,000

118 bLAckROck cIRcLE $549,000 Updated 5 bedroom home in great location with beautiful views.

19 ROck DOvE $320,000

Brand new construction by Solid Rock Properties. 4 beds, 3 baths

1724 HIgH RIDgE $350,000

Top Floor unit with amazing views. 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths

410 FAwn RIDgE $329,000 Post & Beam Cedar Lindel home, many upgrades.

1439 Highlands Condos $180,000 1925 High Ridge Place $300,000 209 Timbers Condos $85,000 604 White Oak Condos $125,000 782 Laurelwood Condos $75,500.00 38 W. Catoctin Drive $262,500.00 57 Tyro Lane $555,000

13 SHEnAnDOAH RIDgE cOuRT $319,000

5 bedroom townhouse with great rental income.

305 DObIE cOnDO $199,000 Ski-in/Ski-out income producing condo. 2 beds, 2 baths

306 DObIE cOnDO $334,900

Completely updated ski-in/ski-out. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths

750 PEDLARS EDgE $245,000

One of the last ski front lots left, build your dream home on the slopes.

1505 Cliffs Condos $90,000 1505 Cliffs Condos $110,000 1558 Vista Condos $320,000 103 Eagles Court $276,000 171 Mountain Inn $90,000 180 Mountain Inn $90,000

22 knOb HILL PLAcE $319,000

519 bLAckROck cIRcLE $199,000

Huge mountain views Beautiful location on MTN, year around. Outstanding value Best views on the mountain.

15 RED cEDAR $279,000

Great neighborhood 4 beds, 3 full baths

29 bRIARwOOD LAnE $299,900

4 Bedroom townhouse, totally updated with two master suites, 2 car garage, large deck on golf course

2204 Tanners Ridge Condos $64,000 466 Three Ridges Condos $58,000 47 Weeping Rock Ln (Vacant Lot) $50,000 19 Rock Dove Lane (Vacant Lot) $30,000

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Roy Wheeler Realty Company Charlottesville, VA

353 Dobie Condo $175,000


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2036 Stone Ridge Condo Great Furnished end unit two bedroom in immaculate shape at Stone Ridge in Wintergreen Resort. Perfect location to enjoy the cool summers of Wintergreen, overlooking golf and mountains. Walk to Wintergarden spa, aquatics center, Devils Grill restaurant, Nationally ranked Tennis Center. On shuttle bus route to other resort amenities, including Skiing and Village center. Listed by Steve Marianella for $127,500. 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (540010)

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1640 Overlook Condos FANTASTIC PRICE on this Two Bedroom View Condo on the Ridge. Spectacular mountain and valley views plus ground access from your deck. Enjoy the grassy areas with friends, with your dog, with your grill. Walk to Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center - Devils Knob Tennis - Devils Knob Golf - Devils Grill Restaurant. Watch July 4th fireworks from your deck. $172,500. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (534597)

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2209 Tanners Ridge Condos Golf Views from this 2BR, 2FB Tanner’s Ridge Condo. Granite counters, new appliances include oven, refrigerator, washer and dryer. Sold furnished and ready to enjoy as a private retreat or as an investment rental. Close to resort amenities such as the WinterGarden, Nature Foundation and just a short walk to the Wintergreen Shuttle Stop. Top floor condo with vaulted ceilings and lots of light. Many upgrades. Offered at $106,500 Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. (535728)

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Rare 4 bedroom, 4 full bath condo with amazing mountain views for all seasons. Building is totally renovated with new roof, windows and hardi-plank siding. This is a top floor unit with high ceilings and a very open floor plan… Huge wraparound deck to enjoy the beautiful views. This is a great location on the ridge near skiing, spa, dining, and all other resort amenities. The ski shuttle picks up right out front. Offered at: $350,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (528314)

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Panoramic views of Crawford’s Mountain from this 5 bedroom mountain getaway. Soaring floor to ceiling stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, two family rooms, updated kitchen appliances and counters, huge decks and covered side porch. Attached garage, paved driveway, almost a full acre lot. Year round views from many rooms, including family and dining rooms, and main floor master bedroom. Nature conservation area borders rear of property. Walk to Chestnut Springs Pool and park. Quiet street with minimal traffic, but still close to many recreational amenities. Offered at $799,000. Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (532704)

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Custom Build your New Home & create a FULL View Year round! Great corner lot, walk to the slopes, and quiet section of Black Rock Village at wonderful Wintergreen Resort. Easy build in skiers’ popular and preferred section. Currently Priced $30,000 under Tax assessment. A backyard destination, Wintergreen opportunity is knocking! $69,750. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (540322)

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Delightful renovated and furnished 4 bedroom/4 baths on the 5th green/6th tee box of Devils Knob private Golf Course. Expansive 2-story deck, Screened gazebo, Chef’s kitchen w/granite countertops, Jenn-Air stainless steel oven w/ gas cooking, hardwood floors, Elegant stone fireplace, Beautiful landscape/exterior lighting, Exquisite interiors. Air conditioned with heat pump and propane furnace backup. $364,900. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (537644)

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3213 North Ridge Condo

Attractively updated end unit with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, on one level. Updated flooring and elegant furnishings. Ground level access off the deck to grassy area. Short walk to Spa-Aquatics-Fitness Center, Devils Knob Tennis & Golf. Reduced! $160,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (508360)

3227 North Ridge Condo Looking for a great value in a 2 bedroom condo at North Ridge? Look no further! This quality and elevated unit has been well maintained and includes attractive furnishings. Plus, it’s an end unit with master bedroom overlooking landscaped surroundings. North Ridge is across from the Tennis Center and is a short walk to the Spa and Devils Knob Golf. $97,500. www.goWintergreen.com Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (538893)

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thepublishers We’re down a dog. And she’s the one we hardly ever talked about. Martina came to us as a rescue before the kids were born. Not an intact rescue, but as a jack russell/ beagle mix with a crooked snout and a crusted-over eye. It was clear that something or someone had bashed her face in and left her to deal with it. After several visits to the vet, we determined the young pup would live in spite of her injuries. Martina, named after the tennis great, would be our one-eyed wonder dog. She became our late Jerky’s sister and together, they would wake up each morning and do a lap around the pasture after doing their business. Lord knows what they talked about. They, along with Nick, were the best of buds, even when Angelo the surprise kitty showed up one day. The four were inseparable and Martina quickly became the leader of the pack. Her howl. It was so severely messed up, probably because of her injury, that it always tickled us. Always, except for when she’d wake us up early in the morning smelling deer. Ah-woo?! We lost Jerky to a freak deer-chasing accident a few years ago when the kids were still in diapers. Angelo

Martina and Adam, Summer 2015

went off into the woods behind our house one day and never came back. That left Nick and Martina and together they moved with us to our new place last year. Martina ruled the roost. If she trotted to the creek, Nick would follow. Lately, she began to sleep in longer and we noticed her hearing was slipping away. Her last living moments were near the driveway, napping under a freakishly warm December sun. We chose a special spot by the creek for her grave and that’s when the kids realized that our time on Earth is finite. Adam offered the following eulogy: “Martina, you’re in heaven now. You’re in a cage and a little dirty but you can get out now.” We love you, Martina. Yvette and Tommy Stafford JANUARY 2016 Blue Ridge LIFE 7


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basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz www.basicnecessities.com www.kaypfaltz.com Sustainable, organic, biodynamic and what it all means, Part I

difference between organic, organically grown, sustainable, natural and biodynamic wines can get confusing; here’s a quick crash course. The terms organic practice, organic grapes and certified organic are not synonymous. Many of the growers I work with practice organic farming but are not certified. Certification costs money and makes no difference to me, as long as these growers’ practices are largely organic. Easy to do in the south of France, land of the strong summer sun and the Mistral. And why would they not, when pesticides and herbicides only destroy the land on which they depend, and has often sustained multiple generations? However, when I see “made with organic grapes” on the label, I’m wary. These could be great wines or it could be a marketing ploy. Organic is trendy; growers can raise prices. And wines made with organicallygrown grapes may include small amounts of additives used as stabilizers to preserve the wine. There is more to wine than grapes. There is yeast, sometimes added sugar, added preservatives, and all kinds of fining

If all life moves inevitable towards its end, then we must, during our own, colour it with our colours of love and hope. — Marc Chagall Love and hope, for me, always spring most readily from the natural world. Right now, a white, blue wind blows, pushing forth this brand, new year, but cloaks within the warmer breeze of spring. Birds fly to and fro, and know, like I know, that spring will come again. But hope lies not only in spring’s soft touch, but also in our wise and silent winter. And perhaps, as my mother says, it’s enduring winter that allows us to feel we’ve “earned the spring.” If you love the natural world, what better reason to support organic farming? The wines at Basic Necessities are now about 60 % organic (or biodynamic), but of those, only half are certified organic. Deciphering the

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Charming cottage with wonderful views of the Blue Ridge mountains near the village of Afton with close proximity to the Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive and the Appalachian Trail. The residence boasts ten foot ceilings, transomed doors, large windows, generous center hall and heart pine flooring; creating a bright and spacious floorplan with expansion potential in the large dormered 800 square foot floored attic. Situated under a canopy of mature trees, the home offers a full length front porch and a rear porch with open deck space to enjoy the undisturbed mountain views and the southern exposure. One-car cinderblock garage and a newly constructed shed with workshop and equipment storage. $268,500 MLS # 538603

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and mouth-feel agents including animal products. That’s right, now you know why you see vegan wines advertised. If you want the absence of pesticides, learn which producers practice organic viticulture or look for “certified organic.” Certified organic wines must pass a certification inspection every year. No synthetic pesticides or chemical herbicides are used, no sulfites added. No GMOs. And the word on sulfites: all wine naturally contains some sulfites. Sulfites are on grape skins and in plants like onions and garlic. Therefore, even organic wines will have sulfites, though minimal. The biggest reason I opt for organic is not so much for my own health (although grapes are one of the most heavily sprayed of fruits and veggies) but for the health of this beautiful planet we love! Hochar, 2009 (organic) – From the storied Château Musar, arguably my favourite wine, the single vineyard Hochar offers the same perfect pitch of taste without the sticker shock. Notes of dark plum, coffee, nutmeg, figs and dates. Breathe in the Mediterranean in winter’s midst. $32.99

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Lovingston - $850,000 - 344 +/acres of beauty. Two bold streams. Mark Brashears: 540.570.2874

Lovingston - $345,000 - Updated 4BR, 2 ½ BTH, 15.12 acres, 3,374 fin. sq. ft. Amazing Mountain Views! Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Arrington - $313,500 - Custom 3 BR, 2.5 BTH, 2,348 fin. sq. ft. home, 15.52 ac., Hardwood flrs., Basement, Garage Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Lovingston - $274,900 -Very private 137.42+/- acre parcel, underground power, hardwood/timber. Lynn Bowling: 434.941.3126

Arrington - $264,900 - 4BR, 2BTH, 2 acres, Mountain Views, County water, Open flr plan. Lynn Bowling: 434.941.3126

Arrington - $124,900 to $199,900 45 to 58 acre unrestricted parcels with frontage on the Tye River Lynn Bowling: 434.941.3126

Arrington - $199,000 - 4BR Farmhouse, 32.79 beautiful acres, borders Ruckers Run Creek. Andy Youngs: 434.942.9795

Shipman - $172,500 - 3BR.,2BTH, 2.11 ac., Hardwood flrs, immaculate condition, Garage/Workshop Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Lovingston - $169,900 - 3BR, 2BTH, 0.88 ac., County water/sewer, Renovated, refinished oak flrs. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Colleen - $165,900 - Custom 2BR, 2BTH, 1.05 acres, 1560 fin. sq. ft., oak floors, full basement, Mountain Views! Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Norwood - $149,000 - 28.02 acre with outstanding views of the James River, Road frontage, timber value Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Afton - $149,500 - Division Rights, Multi Bldg. Sites, 14.81 Ac. w/4.44 ac. in Nelson, 10.37 Ac. in Albemarle. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Tye River - $148,500 -7.49 ac. w/accessibe Buffalo River frontage, perced, well, electric, 12’x12’ Pavillion Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Arrington - $139,900 - One level living, 3BR, 2BTH on 10 acres w/ creek, Close to the Tye River access Pat Malchow: 434.946.9889

Shipman - $69,500 -11 ac. open/ wooded, perced,, st. road frontage, stream w/pond site, mountain views Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Shipman - $39,900 - Attention Investors! 3 BR, 1 BTH on 0.56 acres, wood floors, one level living. Laura Ruff: 434.485.2935

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Ingredients for elderberry tea are hand mixed at Kate Simon’s home. She and Wendy Gray own Herban Moonshine, a Staunton-based company that sells “all things healing” including a spritzer that Kate is testing on Wendy below.

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“I think people, more and more, are looking for natural ways to help themselves with natural remedies and natural medicines,” said Wendy Gray who co-owns with Kate Simon, Herban Moonshine, a Staunton-based business and Etsy store. Wendy’s day job is at Polyface Farms in Swoope, the operation run by self-described “lunatic farmer” Joel Salatin. Some of that way of thinking may have rubbed off on Wendy, so when she and good friend Kate got to talking, they figured Herban Moonshine should be a business and not just a hobby. “It just happened very fast. We didn’t expect for it to blow up so fast,” Wendy said. The two women have daughters roughly the same age (Wendy’s daughter, Madeline, is 9 and Kate’s daughter, Fiona, is 7) who love playing together, so finding time to work on their recipes and remedies was a little bit simpler because the girls could entertain themselves. And while Wendy contributed the knowledge she’d learned from working for years at Polyface, Kate brought to the table a different catalogue of information that she’d learned in a very different way. “My mom was always doing natural healthcare, so I grew up doing this a little bit,” said Kate, whose mother is a Master Gardner and has been helping her daughter plant herbs to use in their products. Wendy says they’re lucky to be able to get some materials from Polyface and, in addition to Kate’s small herb garden, they’ve partnered with Dancing Star Farms in Churchville to grow even more of what they need, but with things happening so fast, they don’t always have exactly what they need at exactly the right time. So the rest, they forage. continued on page 14

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Kate Simon, co-owner of Herban Moonshine, measures out dried elderberries for starting a batch of Elderberry syrup. Her business partner and friend, Wendy Gray, bottles spritzers (above). Wendy is featured in the new documentary, Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices.


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HERBAN MOONSHINE IS BORN IN THE OUTDOORS Step 1: Hike up the mountain and gather clear spring water in buckets and jugs. Step 2: State your intentions, say your blessings and set the water out (after dark) in the full moon to absorb the energy of the month’s full moon. Step 3: Wake up before dawn to bring the water inside. Step 4: Use the Moon Water (which is boiled for safety) for spritzers, tinctures and syrups. Step 5: Watch them sell like real moonshine.

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Using Rosemary Gladstar’s website and the folks at Polyface for reference, Wendy and Kate have studied up on local plants and their healing properties. “We just jump in our cars and ride to the mountain and look and see,” said Wendy. “Sometimes we don’t even know what we’re going to make. We just go to the woods and see what we can find and make what we can out of it.” It was just September when Wendy and Kate first put their products in Made; By the People, For the People, a modern general store in Staunton that sells locally made and sourced products and owned by Corrie Park, a girlfriend of Wendy’s. 

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“And it started selling like crazy!” said Wendy. So since Wendy, a marketing professional, had experience running an Etsy store and Kate, a professional photographer, could take some online store-quality product images in no time, they hastily got their Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/ shop/HerbanMoonshine) up in time for holiday shoppers. “And we just started making some money! We’re so excited!” exclaimed Wendy. “Before, we were just pulling together what money we had and trying to spend as little as possible, but we’re starting to finally see a profit. We can’t live off it yet, but it’s fun.”  And with their beautifully-photographced and

cleverly-named products (like Calm the F**k Down Spritzer, Go Smudge Yourself, Hibernation (Tea) Bundle, Bonfire In A Bottle Spritzer and their ever-popular — though quite plainly named — Elderberry Syrup), it’s no wonder Herban Moonshine is becoming an instant success. But the real difference is who they are and what their products really are — and what they’re doing. “We’re kind of trying to take into consideration that it’s not just aromatherapy and it’s not just herbal healing,” said Kate. “We’re taking into consideration your whole person and your whole being. Everything is connecting and we’re trying to recognize the connections.” BRL


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PERMACULTURE NERDS, UNITE! The Shenandoah Permaculture Institute offers classes for the sustainable farmer in you. continued on page 18

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158 Mountain Inn

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WALK TO SLOPES! Cozy, beautifully updated 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath condo located right in the heart of Wintergreen Resort Village. On the second floor of the Mountain Inn Lodge where you can also find variety of shops all year round and a cafeteria in the winter. Two of the three restaurants at Wintergreen are a short and convenient walk. Great location for the ski enthusiasts too, walk out of Mountain Inn and you are going to be on top of the ski slopes within a few feet. The condo is on the Wintergreen Resort Rental Program and generates a solid rental revenue all year round.

1719 High Ridge

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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! Comfortable two bedroom unit with a spectacular year round view of the Rockfish Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ready to move into with new appliances, this property is a great get-a-way destination to enjoy both the comfort of the summer season and the excitement of the winter white.

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Highest elevation 2BR condominium of North Ridge and Stone Ridge, top floor, end unit. Resort bus stops at the door and easy walk to tennis,spa, pooch park. Crawl Space Renovations brand new sealed crawl spaces, with sump pumps and de-humidification, completely sealed with new vapor barriers, new lighting. On the exterior new landscaping, new sidewalk, new lighting.

433 Three Ridges

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WALK TO SLOPES! Enjoy the luxury and convenience of a condo that is walking distance to the slopes (in ski boots), restaurants and Mountain Inn and has the comfort, beauty and amenities of a first class hotel! Ideal for one or two families or multiple couples. This property has new furniture including new comfortable mattresses, new luxury bedding, flat screen TVs in every bedroom, and a new gorgeous leather sectional by the log burning fireplace. The newly renovated and upgraded kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances, stunning granite countertops and a new oversized washer and dryer. The deck offers views of the Black Rock Mountain and ski slopes in the wintertime.

801 Laurelwood

$125,000.00 MLS#532215

WALK TO SLOPES! Location is everything. This terrific top floor 2 bedroom villa provides views from both the front and rear of the property. A stunning native hardwood forest lies beyond, with no buildings or parking lots intruding into your viewscape. The villa rests at the end of cul-de-sac where peace, quiet and privacy are yours. A level entry with only 2 steps provides effortless ingress & egress, regardless of your level of fitness or the weather conditions. Updated HVAC. Fireplace safety update has been performed. Walk to skiing, Blackrock Market and other amenities. A popular spot for everyone, whether they’re your rental guests, your family, or your friends. A unique offering, attractively valued.

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Students creep forward as Ryan Blosser reveals the ease of access to one of his wells at Dancing Star Farm. Comfrey, picked from the kitchen garden, is fed to the pigs (below left). Fed by strategically-grown, to just the proper size, locust trees, minimal chopping is required to fuel the outdoor oven (below right)

As a project manager for the Allegheny Mountain Institute at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, some people might think Trevor Piersol gets his fill of farming from his day job. But those people would be wrong. “My passion is growing food and sustainable agriculture,” said Trevor, one of the founding partners of the Shenandoah Permaculture Institute (SPI). “It can be applied to setting up your farm and how to have a regenerative farming system that rebuilds the health of the land and the soil. And the great part is that it’s holistic. It looks at every part of the system.”

In his spare time, Trevor works with SPI’s other cofounders — Ryan Blosser (executive director of a community farm called Community Grows and owner of Dancing Star Farm) and Ted Butchart (a naturopathic physician) — to promote the ideas of permaculture, teach workshops and write about how and why they do what they do. Oh and they can also use the institute to meet other “permaculture nerds” like themselves, added Ryan. Permaculture, or the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient, is not a new concept, but it is catching on in the valley and all around central Virginia.

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“Since moving to the valley over the last decade, it’s so exciting to see how many people start to apply this work in their own lives in Harrisonburg and Staunton and Nelson County and even Waynesboro and of course Charlottesville,” said Ryan, who discovered permaculture in 2002 while living in Hawaii. “It blows my mind to see how the projects keep adding up and at some point we’re going to reach a critical mass where it can only mean good things for the valley. That’s what keeps me excited.” continued on page 20


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SPI was founded as a way not just for the founders to practice permaculture, but to spread the word about how they do what they do and why. Most surprising might be that you don’t to live on a farm to participate in the permaculture culture. While it’s true that Ryan has a farm (and that’s where they teach many of their courses), Trevor lives in the heart of downtown Staunton. He has a tiny plot of land where he can grow some herbs and veggies and a few egg-laying chickens to eat the table scraps. But their downtown living space exemplifies the system of zones taught by permaculture in which the things you need most often are the things that are closest to you. “Our herb garden for our culinary herbs is just outside of our kitchen so we can step out and grab our herbs for our breakfast or soup without having to go very far,”

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said Trevor. “The vegetable garden is a little bit further and the chickens [are] a little bit further still.” And the concept of zones can apply even to the community at large and each person’s individual “foodshed.” For example, Zone 1 might be a personal garden, Zone 2 could be the farmers market and Zone 3 would be the grocery store. SPI is about teaching these methods as well as the dos and don’ts of farming. It’s about creating a community. “Meeting Trevor and Ted and finding folks to nerd out with about permaculture, we got so excited,” said Ryan. “We wanted to find a way to spend time writing about it, researching, creating permaculture labs and our own projects and then teaching it, because we really just like to spend time together. SPI is about finding your community and finding a way to leverage that community to help spread this word and this work.” BRL


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37 Grassy Overlook Amazing unobstructed mountain views, 1 acre lot. Newly renovated by Shenandoah Valley Construction Company. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. 50’wide main deck, 4 Stone fireplaces. Don’t miss this opportunity! (519132)

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thisnewhouse Location: 292 Shamokin Springs Trl, Wintergreen, Virginia Offered at: $599,000 Comments: Soothing sounds & seasonal views of Shamokin Gorge. Steam room, jetted tub, jetted shower in Master Bath, and 6-person Hot Tub on deck with access from Master Bath. Better than new because it is now fully furnished & tastefully decorated with a designer’s flair. Mt. home layout w/ Anderson Series 400 custom windows. Upscale finishes throughout, including Tiger hardwood floors, vessel sinks, wiring for whole house stereo & security system, etc. Too many features to list! Contact: Dawn Perusse Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties 800-417-1890

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One-owner home adjoins the National Forest with seasonal views into the Shenandoah Valley and mountains beyond. Features two full kitchens and designed to function as either 4 bedrooms + office or 5 bedrooms. Recent improvements: Granite counters; stainless appliances; new roof; freshly stained exterior; rebuilt decks. Top-of-the-line furnishings are included. $490,000. www.goWintergreen.com Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (534628)

Beautifully decorated 5 BEDROOM, 4.5 BATHROOM TOWNHOUSE. This unit faces west towards the sunset and the Shenandoah Valley.....great mountain views. Rental income over $38,000 for 2013. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. Priced below current comps. $319,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399 (517140)

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One of the most amazing homes at Wintergreen Resort. Featuring infinite, unobstructed, panoramic views of the Rockfish Valley and beyond. Newly renovated by Shenandoah Valley Construction Company with custom built cabinetry by Virginia Craftsmen, new 50 year architectural shingle roof, gutters, skylights, all new Evergrain decks with oil rubbed bronze ballusters, Luckstone granite counter tops in kitchen and baths. All bathrooms and laundry area redone with new cabinetry, tile and vessel sink. New wide plank oak hardwood flooring, high end carpeting and custom Turkish mosaic tile work. Four beautiful Stone and masonary fireplace. Freshly painted inside and out. 3 zoned heating/air conditioning, with conditioned crawl space. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this amazing view property. $799,000. Call Jon Tsakis for details 540-836-9211 Jon.Tsakis@Gmail.com (519132)

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119 Chestnut Lane Quiet cul de sac lot at Wintergreen Resort with some seasonal views. Offered well under assessed value, and a great spot to build your vacation home or hold for investment. Almost 1/2 acre that slopes up from street to look out at Blue Ridge. Bring your builder or let us introduce you to one. Offered at $40,000 Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (540287)

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Some of the best year round views at Wintergreen from this home on an oversized lot (formerly known as an estate parcel) of 2.4 acres. Enjoy two wood burning fireplaces with heatilators and take in the great views from every room. Large decks, a screened porch, a THREE car garage with a hobby room above it that could be a 4th bedroom if needed. Lots of storage, hardwood floors, extensive landscaping and native wildflowers across the lot, a paved and level circular driveway and a low traffic secluded area of the resort, but not far from amenities. Nice floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the family room and a high cathedral ceiling. Listed by Steve Marianella for $649,900. Call 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (535481)

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This incredible 2 bedroom, 2 bath ski-in/ski-out condo features beautiful views and is located in the heart of Wintergreen Village! Turnkey furnished in Exquisite Victorian antiques this amazing unit is a short distance to all the activity on the mountain! Offered at $223,500! Call Jon Tsakis for details 540-836-9211 Jon.Tsakis@Gmail.com (527911)

Enjoy Fantastic Views of Crawfords Knob from your living room and deck! This recently remodeled 3 bedroom home offers a great open floor plan. Spacious Kitchen and Dining Room Area. Stone Fireplace and pine cathedral ceilings! NEW HOT TUB! Granite Counter tops and Kitchen Aid appliances. A warm decor awaits your touch! Must SEE!!! Offered at $334,500. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (532319)

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Spectacular year ‘round views overlooking Wintergreen Village, ski slopes & multiple ridges of mountains beyond! Fully-furnished, mid-level End Unit has bright, open floor plan, plenty of windows on 3 sides & wood-burning fp. Walk to ski slopes, Spa (w/indoor pool), golf, indoor/outdoor tennis & Nature Foundation. Catch free shuttle 2 min to Mt. Inn, with other quality restaurants & activities. All furniture, appliances & electronics convey. Great rental income if so desired. You’ll never forget these views! Offered at $137,000. Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890 Dawn.Perusse@mris.com (540329)

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Just off Devils Knob Loop. This newly constructed (2009) 5 bedroom, 4 bath beauty offers everything your heart desires. A Gold Rental on the Wintergreen Resort Program! Open kitchen & family room! Warm stone fireplace, granite counter tops, wood flooring, great room with pool table. Custom blinds, ceiling fans, decorative lighting. Wrap around decking with an enclosed Screened Porch. Three level views! Trimming out seasonal views this Month! A wonderful home a top the resort! $590,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (534894) EL

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Terrific homesite of nearly 2.5 acres boasting panoramic mountain views across the Rockfish Valley. Easily accessible road frontage for construction of a driveway into the parcel. Slope of lot provides potential for excellent year-round mountain vistas. Wonderfully private setting yet still an easy two minute drive to Stoney Creek amenities (golf, tennis, swimming, dinning, fishing). Bring your own builder or ask us for builder recommendations. Build now, or hold for investment and build later. Offered at $75,000 Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (530147)

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Custom built 4 bedroom home on well landscaped and private lot in Stoney Creek at Wintergreen. Built by respected local custom builder Stagebridge Const., this home has many upgrades including gourmet kitchen with granite counters and custom cherry cabinets, top quality stainless appliances. Oak hardwood floors throughout main living area, central vacuum, ceiling fans throughout, mudroom entry w/sink, 2 car garage and workshop, covered screened porch, custom windows and all wood doors. Offered at $649,900 – Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. smsales1@aol.com (532910)

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1919 Tanbark Drive This amazing 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom with a bonus room property boasts over three acres with a majestic panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a beautiful country setting! This home features an oversized 2 car garage, study, exercise room and a screened in porch. Come see this phenomenal property today! Offered at $475,000 Call Jon Tsakis 540-836-9211. (529357)

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308 Dobie Condos First time on the market and never rented, this Dobie unit is a classic vacation home, ready for immediate occupancy. This 2nd floor condo is steps away from the slopes, with nice slope, mountain and surrounding area views. Beautifully decorated with comfortable furnishings, rich fabrics and new paint and carpet. New windows and doors and new fireplace insert. Offered at $249,900. Call Jody A. Morgan 540-461-1733. jodyamorgan@live.com (535226)

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If you want views, this weekend getaway is one of a kind. This adorable home has panoramic mountain views at 3850 elevation, and it overlooks the 15th fairway of the beautiful Devils Knob Golf Course. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath mountain home with huge stone fireplace, cozy furnishings all on a 1/2 acre at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Just painted exterior and many other upgrades. MUST SEE TO BELIEVE! $384,500. Call Jody A. Morgan 540-461-1733 jodyamorgan@live.com (537898)

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Location, Location, Location! Devils Knob Loop, Golf Front Home with Mountain Views! Brand new luxury 5 bedroom custom home built by Shenandoah Valley Construction. Features two family rooms, 4,000 sq. ft. and an attached garage. Enjoy the 2,500 square foot of expansive decking! Many upgrades include hot tub, steam shower, wet bar, 2 wine coolers, granite counters, two fireplaces, stainless appliances and custom tile work. Pre-wired for sound, security system, generator and smart house system. $739,000. Call Jon Tsakis, Builder 540-836-9211. (536651)

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Partially cleared but still private, this level property is located on the 8th fairway of Stoney Creek’s Shamokin Golf Course. On the valley floor, this is a lovely area of the development with adjacent custom homesites. Mountain views from the rear, and abundant river rock for creative landscaping. Build your dream home and live the Wintergreen Lifestyle. Offered at $70,000. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (535786)

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STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by TOMMY STAFFORD

Mae Tyree has been cooking and serving French food for a decade and a half, but she’s never had the chance to been to France. In fact, she’s never had the chance to leave the country — or even the East Coast. But the restaurant where she works is Basic Necessities. And Basic’s patrons are not the average eaters of cooked cuisine. Frequenters of the little Nellysford staple have been steadily donating toward the “Send Our Staff to Provence” fund. Using a GiveForward account, the staff of Basic Necessities hopes to raise $60,000  “I’ve had this dream for five years now,” said Basic Necessity owner and annual trips to France leader, Kay Pfaltz. “I thought about taking one staff member a year, but I thought ‘how great would it be just to have the whole staff.”

Clara Wilson is one of several employees at Basic Necessities hoping to visit Provence. If you’d like to help out, visit their GiveForward.com fundraising page, “Send our staff to Provence.”

BON VOYAGE? Basic Necessities is staying put but its staff is hoping to take a field trip to France.

Kay said it was actually some frequent customers attending a wine tasting who had the idea to crowdsource the trip. She’s grateful to her patrons and excited to give her staff the chance of a lifetime. “For some, I think it will be momentous,” she said. “Like our chef who knows French cuisine so well and the French mentality and the French culture, it will have such meaning. I think it will be a dream come true for all of them, but for each in a different way.” Mae, who just applied for her very first passport, said she’s excited about getting a stamp in her book, but is more excited about learning where Basic was born. “You try to create this atmosphere, this ambience, for your customers, but it’s all through what Kay tells me about this place,” she said. “But this will be the actual place that Basic Necessities actually came from.” BRL

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Real estate tax relief for qualifying Nelson County residents

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

The holidays are fun, but the aftermath may leave you looking for a way to save. Savings, in the form of real estate tax relief, may be just around the corner for some residents of Nelson County. When there are only a few things that are certain such as life, death, and taxes, it sure is a relief to know that discounts could be on the horizon for those 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, then 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, 2016. 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 classifica-

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tion and 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 $0.25 per acre. Renew every six 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 County and helped found Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery of Nellysford. Marlo provides real estate services in Nelson and surrounding counties.

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STORY by RACHEL RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY by SHAY MUNROE

REINVENTION Silverback Distillery owner Denver Riggleman hits the reset button on his life after nearly losing it.

Eight days after his 45th birthday, Denver Riggleman found himself in the back of an ambulance, with a heart rate of 194 beats per minute and blood pressure through the roof. “I honestly thought every second was my last second,” he said. After a few nights in the University of Virginia Medical Center, doctors were able to get his heartbeat under control and Riggleman was allowed to go home. But his old life was gone. Riggleman said he spent the next five months wondering how things got so bad. A military man who played college football, he now weighed 274 pounds and couldn’t walk half a mile without gasping for air.  “I was a big ball of fat-filled jelly when I went into the hospital,” he said. “I was the human equivalent of a jelly donut.”

Riggleman, a former defense contractor, moved to Afton from northern Virginia with his high school sweetheart, Christine, and their three daughters. Between the stress of his job and  opening Silverback Distillery in 2013, Riggleman said he lost his way. “I had so much regret about how I had become the person I had become,” he said. Riggleman developed a game plan to get his life back on track, focusing on the mental, physical and spiritual sides of life. “I know that sounds funny but I was military so I had to mission plan my own health,” he said.  To address his mental health, Riggleman began “showing love and gratitude to my family and realizing I had to slow down. Spiritually, he reconnected with “the man upstairs.” The physical aspect proved to be the toughest. continued on page 30

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Thursday January 21, 2016 2pm - 5pm. Join us for a celebration, drawings, and gifts!

STONEY CREEK AND NELSON COUNTY STONEY CREEK HOMES 74 Barn Owl Ln.

Carl Zovko, DPT, CSCS

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$419,900.00 (Lakeside Heighs B12) MLS#530567 Rustic paradise secluded on quiet cul-de-sac with a dynamic view of Crawford’s Knob and overlooking Lake Monocan. This spacious chalet offers all the comforts of modern living with the real feel of living in the mountains. Have your family gather around the towering stone fireplace, while enjoying the open view. This is an opportunity to get-away and to hide-a-way, both in the summer and winter seasons. Upgrades include: New roof, two new hot water heaters, new deck, finished lower level, new chimney cap, new HV/AC systems, new hardwood floors, new granite counter-tops, electric dog fence.

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Blue Ridge Getaways Planning your next Wintergreen Vacation? Whether a romantic getaway, family ski trip, or corporate retreat, we have you covered!

$449,000.00 (1-D J2) MLS#529685 This home was built by Stagebridge and one of the best examples of top quality construction in Central Virginia and it has been a 2nd home and has been meticulously maintained since it was built. House has three levels, a Southern exposure, good views of sunsets, mountains, and Rockfish Valley. There is a spectacular deck and a great workshop. The home is being sold furnished so it would work as a rental property, a transitional dwelling, or a 2nd home or a permanent home. It is filled with years of collecting antiques and has some unique pieces of furniture that will convey with the home in addition to kitchenwares and all electronics.

STONEY CREEK LOTS 317 Stone Chimneys Rd.

$29,500.00 (1-D J24) MLS#540384 Nice wooded lot.

291 Wood House Ln.

$39,900.00 (Valley Foothills 14) MLS#539844 2+ acres located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by nature, bordered by a flowing stream and nestled in a friendly private neighborhood.

40 Stoney Glen

$39,500.00 (1-H G3) MLS#540182 A very good site with seasonal views on a quiet cul-de-sac. Easy build, private, wooded, southwest exposure for sunsets. Walking distance to trout streams. Good value for under $40,000 in Stoney Creek! Located among nice neighbors.

324 Cedar Glen Close

$35,000.00 (1-V K9) MLS#532787 Mountain views and close to the golf course and club house. Great location to build your dream or retirement home. Property location is on the public water & sewer system.

Lot 7B Waters Edge Ln.

$49,900.00 (3W-7B) MLS#527064 Easy access lot that offers building options opening on two streets. Potential mountain views from this ideal lot that has both public water and sewer available.

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Riggleman started taking walks on the family’s 50-acre property in the Afton foothills. The first few weeks, he walked for 10 to 15 minutes. Then 20. Some days he thought his heart was going to explode. “I would be in tears because it was beating so hard I thought I was going to die,” Riggleman said. He walked through rain and mud. Then he ran. His daughters, Lauren, Abby and Lily, who he calls his “guardian angels” would workout with him. Pretty soon, the miles were adding up and the pounds were melting off. Along with exercising six days a week, Riggleman began adhering to a strict diet. No eating after 6 PM. No sugar or soda, but “massive amounts” of water. Lots of fiber and one grapefruit a day. And nothing massproduced. “Let me tell you, some days, it’s hard to find food. I’m actually scrounging for mushrooms,” he said laughing. Riggleman’s wife of 26 years, Christine, has witnessed the transformation. She said

it’s his mental and spiritual side that she has noticed the most. “He has a calmness about him, a happiness that’s radiating out of him,” she said. “He’s finding the simple joys in life. Just enjoying daily life.” One thing that hasn’t changed? Riggleman’s appreciation for a good drink. But he has doctors’ approval. Some of the doctors and nurses that cared for Riggleman during his stint at UVa Medical Center visited the distillery. “They even said it was okay for me to drink a little bit.” Riggleman said. “I do 1.5 ounces every other day or so.” He switches it up between the Beringei Vodka, Strange Monkey Gin, and Blackback White Whiskey, all produced at Silverback, of course. Nine months after his ambulance ride, Riggleman has lost 51 pounds and said he feels better than ever. “The ability to make liquor and live in this beautiful place here in Nelson County, I just wasn’t ready to die yet.” BRL


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February is Pet Dental Month Special $116* Call 434-263-4881 to schedule pet dentals for February. *Routine Dentals only, does not include antibiotics, pain meds, pre-op bloodwork or extractions!

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Located on Highway 29 just South Of Lovingston

Brady S. Nicks Attorney-at-Law,

Happy New Year! We are open by appointment in January but look forward to welcoming Friends of Democracy on weekends in February and March from noon to 6 pm beginning February 6th! 585 Mountain Cove Road Lovingston, VA 22949 Just off Rt. 29 above the Village of Lovingston on Rt. 718. For information: 434-263-8463 or go to www.democracyvineyards.com

Counselor, and Officer of the Court, serving Citizens of Nelson and Surrounding Counties in Matters before the Courts, Civil or Criminal, or between Parties.

Consultations are Confidential and Free. 434-263-4141 All Client calls returned within 24 Business Hours. Office Located on the Courthouse Grounds, Lovingston. nicksatlaw.com

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FARM TO TABLE The cheese is zero-mile. But the folks flock from all over.

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STORY by RACHEL RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY by SHAY MUNROE

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Caromont Farm is known for cheese. Goat cheese in particular. Gail Hobbs-Page and her husband moved to the 25 acre property in Esmont in 2007. And with 89 goats and two cheesemakers, they produce nearly thirty thousand pounds of cheese each year, shipping as far north as New York and as far south as New Orleans. But now they are branching out and keeping it on the farm. “We do just a few farm events and we keep getting requests for them,” said Hobbs-Page. “People want to come and see what we do and they really want to see the goats so we decided why not. So we are starting to open up the farm for various events. We are a working farm and that’s a very important part of this.” Music in the Meadow was one of the first events held at Caromont Farm this fall. Local jazz musicians, Peter Richardson and Drex Weaver, played Brazilian music in front of about 40 people. The crowd sat around fire pits and mingled on the brand new deck. Kids milled around the farm and got up close and personal with a few farm residents…the goats. continued on page 36

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Switch and Save today for the best service and the lowest prices!

Call today for Propane pricing! 434-263-5792

Folk Legend

BILL STAINES in Concert

Friday, February 12, 2016 7:30 PM at North Branch School 221 Mickens Road, Afton

with special guest: ALICE CLAIR Advance tickets: $12 adult/$3 children Call 540-456-8450 PHOTOGRAPH BY LARRY MARCUS

Attendees are invited to bring a main or side dish (desserts provided) and join Bill for a potluck supper at 6 PM. Proceeds benefit North Branch School. North Branch School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color or income & actively seeks minority students.

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“It’s a little different from going to a fancy winery,” Hobbs-Page said laughing. “It’s a little grubbier and more rustic. It’s very laid back, nothin’ fancy.”

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A chef by trade, Hobbs-Page is eager to use her 26 years of cooking experience to offer more opportunities for people to come check out her farm. There are plans for intimate dinners in the farm’s greenhouse and cooking classes throughout the winter months. “It’s agritourism,” said Hobbs-Page. “Come to the farm, have an experience and enjoy a really great time with people who are really doing it.” “It’s not just about us,” said Izzy Zechini, the events specialist for Caromont Farm. “It’s

about promoting tourism and promoting local food and small farming.” The first music in the meadow concert series was a success, and Hobbs-Page said she is looking forward to more Sundays of music and fellowship. “People kept saying, I just feel my blood pressure going down,” she said. “That is the greatest compliment you can give me. People are so stressed out from whatever. They come here and can experience what we experience every day.” BRL

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AFTON

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PHOTOGRAPHY by TOMMY STAFFORD

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Call today for an appointment!

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SILVERBACK DISTILLERY turned into a local speak easy for its inaugural Prohibition Party, where guests partied to the sounds of Lord Nelson, while enjoying a steady flow of Prohibition-era inspired cocktails


ADVERTORIAL

‘Fair’ doesn’t always mean ‘equal’ in estate planning

By Shad C. Derozier Rutherford Law Group, PC

ACTION FOR ALL is a local non-profit that got a boost at a fundraiser hosted at Wild Wolf Brewing Company. The organization connects economically-disadvantaged kids with resources that help him them live active lives. Just in time for snowboard season!

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PHOTOGRAPHY by PAUL PURPURA

When planning an estate, most parents distribute their assets equally among their children. If it’s their goal to be fair to each child, it does not necessarily mean leaving assets equally to each child. Sometimes special circumstances need to be taken into consideration. If parents have done lifetime gifting to one child, or have helped a child financially, but have not done that with their other children, they may or may not want the lifetime gift deducted from that child’s share. Sometimes a parent may want the child they helped to sign a promissory note, promising to pay back the amount borrowed. This way, if the debt isn’t paid back before the parents die, it likely will be payable to the parent’s estate and come out of that child’s share. A properly crafted estate plan does not need to be amended each time parents lend or gift money to a child. Instead, an estate plan that keeps a record of the gift or loan should be sufficient. Sometimes parents also wish to honor a child who has shown a great amount of assistance in caring for them in their later years. Some children will choose to have their parents live with them in order to help them more. Often, a parent may choose to express their gratitude to the child by leaving him or her a larger inheritance or a specific item or piece of property. For a child with lower income and/or a larger family to support, a parent may want to leave a larger share to that child, or even grandchildren, that need it the most. For that child who has worked the family farm for many years at a reduced level of compensation, parents will often leave them a larger portion of their assets, sometimes even the whole farm. If other assets exist, such as life insurance or investment accounts, parents will often leave those assets to the other children. Parents with a child that has special needs may choose to leave an unequal share to that child in a special needs trust, because that child may need it more than the others. Or perhaps, the child with special needs could not benefit much from an inheritance, and the parents choose to leave that child less than the others. Each family is unique, with different dynamics. The failure to plan usually creates unintended consequences, which is why one of the greatest gifts you can leave your family is a written plan incorporating your wishes. Appreciation is given to Attorney Carissa Giebel for contributing to this article.

Rutherford Law Group, PC (434) 263-8009

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Experience the sunrise side of the Blue Ridge. From milepost 0 of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the mighty James. Wear yourself out at our wineries, breweries, cideries, distilleries and eateries, then hit the sack in a cozy cabin or bed & breakfast. Learn how to

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embracetheadventure By Woody Elliott woodye@blueridgelife.com #EmbraceTheAdventure

Adventure is Right in Front of You Another year is in the books and another begins. A cycle we’ve all seen before. Many will be making their resolutions and we hope one is to do more right out your front door. Resolutions are great for people that need to define goals and achievements. I applaud whatever the motivation is that gets you out to Embrace the Adventure.

This past year was a true roller coaster for me. I spent almost the entire year traveling around the state with races in just about every corner and never tired from the adventures. On the personal side, I lost my best buddy of 16 ½ years, Jake. I have to say we had a great run and made me realize even more that every day is a gift and make the most of every moment. Something I believe sinks in more as the years fly by.

The Virginia Off Road Series had another great season of mountain bike racing with over 20 events and 2,000+ participants. The competition was exciting

and some our new Champions were defined by only a few points. The new Youth component witnessed right at 100 kids racing and having fun with their friends and peers. Currently, we are in the midst of planning 2016 and there will be many new exciting races coming on the scene in our neck of the woods down in Lynchburg, Roanoke and Wintergreen.

Yes. Wintergreen will be taking it up a notch this summer with Wintergreen’s Trail & Tread Series presented by Bold Rock Hard Cider! (#BeBold) This will be a six-race points-based series including mountain biking and trail running events taking place on Memorial, Labor and Columbus Day weekends. There will be more than $4500 in cash and swag prizes being awarded through the series with a crowning of the King & Queen after the final races on Columbus Day weekend. Early registration will begin in January with more details to follow. This is going to add a whole new level of excitement

for off road racing up on the mountain! Keep your ears open as more information will be coming soon! Watch & Like our social media Facebook pages: Wintergreen Resort, Blue Ridge Life Magazine and the Virginia Off-Road Series for updates. Cliffhanger Challenge- Memorial day weekend. Music, Cider, Beer and BBQ fest, and Vendors
 Summers End Fest- Labor Day weekend . Music, F & B, and Vendors
 Trail Rodeo – Columbus Day weekend. Exciting New event. Details to come for this stage race
 On the other side of Nelson County, we worked hand-in-hand with James River State Park on their first threerace series: Adventures on the James Games. This was a true adventure building these races from scratch, dealing with Mother Nature and just going with the flow (pardon the pun) of the James River. Devils Backbone Brewing Company was a great contributor and supporter of our races.

Blue Ridge Life was also great in their coverage bringing pictures and words to getting the excitement out there. Ed Ross-Clunis and Carrie Parker were our first King & Queen of the James. These two came out and fought hard against some tough competition to take the top podium spots. Congrats! We have confirmed the dates for next year (see below) and look forward to have another blast out at the incredible 1500 acre paradise nestled up against the James River. 
2016 Adventures on the James Games March 5th Adventure Race (Scavenger hunt) April 23rd – Triathlon October 15th – Fall Festival and night time 5K trail run 
So Embrace the Adventure and join us on all of our upcoming adventures this year. As Tom Bodet says ‘We’ll leave a light on for ya’. Happy New Years and get out there and make the most out of it!

ski. ride. tube. Every Day is a Snowday

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There is not a landscape that I have ever visited that does not show some signs of insect damage. Even the most pristine jobs employing the best in lawn and shrub care are constantly in a war with our winged and crawling foe. The keys to proper insect control have a lot to do with what you do in the off season while the insects are dormant. So while insecticides will work, their efficacy increases as you both decrease the overall tolerable numbers of insects in your lawn area and allow for better spray penetration by making calculated cuts during the off season. As we try to reduce the number of insecticides around our home, children and planet, here are some things to consider. Leaf litter around the garden and lawn harbors insects from year to year. Although this litter is great for mulching and overall plant growth, if insects are an issue, you should consider composting. The composting process involves intense heat that basically cooks insects and diseases to the point of yielding sterile black gold as an end product. Shredding leaves and twigs, piling them in your compost bin and adding in green organic matter and other decomposable kitchen waste will decrease your insect population and offer you an amazing by-product that will add value to your soil strata. Yes, it does take time, but if your objective is rich soil and beautiful plants, composting is your answer. In the end, all horticulturists agree that a healthy plant is the best defense against insects and disease outbreaks. Vegetable garden litter falls into this same category and is actually more of a haven than the aforementioned leaf litter. Consolidating to an area and burning or composting is the best solution.

Tree and shrub canopy is another huge factor for disease and insect control. Tight canopies increase humidity, decrease light and foster a haven for both insects and diseases. Dormant thinning cuts in your shrubs allow more air to circulate inside the canopy thereby decreasing humidity. This also allows the occasional spray to better penetrate the plants’ interior, especially when the vast majority of home sprayers are the pump kind that offer only leaf surface control. Commercial sprayers operate at 60 psi and can penetrate even the tightest canopy, however their price tag makes them pricey for the home gardener. These thinning cuts will compensate for the difference. The cuts are to be made now, in the dormant season, and should target crossing limbs and branches, low branches that touch the ground, suckers that grow long and straight inside the plant canopy and small, congesting twiggy growth. Keep in mind that these cuts will increase the vigor in the plant and will often spur greater flower production on the remaining branches. As for any remaining weeds in the flower beds, they should be removed now as some annual broadleaf weeds are a nurse plant for overwintering sucking insects like aphids, sustaining them and their eggs for months into the dormant season. These broadleaves go straight to the compost pile and add valuable green organic matter to the mix. Now is also a great time to clean up neighboring weedy debris that is in close proximity to your lawn. In the end, the less green overgrown real estate that can be removed on the outskirts of your lawn, typically areas where you would not spray or inspect during the growing season, will reduce your overall insect population and yield a Better Homes & Gardens landscape … or at least one you can be proud of.

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asktheDr. By Dr. Charles Cole Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Cole, Last week I donated blood for the first time in many years. I was motivated by a friend whose wife had leukemia and needed hundreds of transfusions of blood and blood components before she died from the disease. In the US more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day – that’s one every 2 seconds! There are many reasons why people need blood. Many people with cancer will need transfusions during their treatment. Sickle cell disease patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives. A single car accident victim can require many units of blood. This blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors. There are four types of transfusable products that can be derived from blood: red cells, platelets, plasma and cryoprecipitate. Typically, two or three of these are produced from a pint of donated whole blood so each donation can help save up to three lives. Donors can give either whole blood or specific blood components only.

Donating blood is a simple process. You must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Every potential donor is given a miniphysical, checking their temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hemoglobin to ensure it is safe for the donor to give blood. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded. The actual blood donation typically takes about 10-15 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 min. A healthy donor may donate red blood cells every 8 weeks. All donated blood is tested for infectious diseases before it can be released to hospitals. Your gift of a blood donation will save lives. Someday another person’s blood donation might save your life. Blood can be donated locally through Virginia Blood Services or the Red Cross. Consider donating blood, you will be glad you did. Dr. Charles Cole is a licensed medical doctor based in Afton. This column is provided as a service to readers of Blue Ridge Life Magazine and it does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of this magazine. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult your doctor.

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COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Start: Jan. 2, 2016 8:30 am End: Jan. 5, 2016 10:30 am Venue: Rockfish Valley Community Center Phone: 434-361-0100 Address: 190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

WINTER WONDERLAND SQUARE DANCE Start: Jan. 15, 2016 7:30 pm End: Jan. 15, 2016 10:00 pm Venue: Rockfish River Elementary School Phone: 434-361-2470 Address: 200 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

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FUN CPR, AED + CHOKING CERT COURSE ~ ADULT, PEDIATRIC, INFANT Start: Jan. 8, 2016 6:30 pm End: Jan. 8, 2016 9:30 pm Venue: Madison Heights Community Center Phone: 434-465-8733 Address: 424 Woody’s Lake Rd, Madison Heights, VA 24572 (AMHERST)

FRENCH CREPES Start: Jan. 17, 2016 1:00 pm End: Jan. 17, 2016 5:00 pm Venue: DelFosse Vineyards and Winery Phone: 434-263-6100 Address: 500 DelFosse Winery Ln, Faber, VA 22938 (NELSON)

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THE BAND OF THE ROYAL MARINES AND THE PIPES, DRUMS, AND HIGHLAND DANCERS OF THE SCOTS GUARDS Start: Jan. 19, 2016 8:00 pm End: Jan. 19, 2016 10:00 pm Venue: The Paramount Theater Phone: 434-979-1333 Address: 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (ALBEMARLE)

DISASTER + TRAVEL + WILDERNESS FIRST AID CERTIFICATION COURSE Start: Jan. 9, 2016 8:30 am End: Jan. 10, 2016 6:30 pm Venue: Madison Heights Community Center Phone: 434-465-8733 Address: 424 Woody’s Lake Rd, Madison Heights, VA 24572 (AMHERST)

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BLUE MOUNTAIN BARREL HOUSE 434-263-4002 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA NELSON COUNTY

MARTHA JEFFERSON AFTON FAMILY MEDICINE 540-456-6710 10950 Rockfish Valley Hwy Afton, VA NELSON COUNTY

WINTERGREEN REAL ESTATE 800-325-2200 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, 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 Sunday-Thursday, 12PM6PM, and Friday & Saturday, 12PM-8PM. 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.

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.

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Music 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.

BLUE STAR MUSIC 434-263-6746 177 Main St. P.O. Box 493 Lovingston, VA NELSON COUNTY 434-277-9209 2nd Stage, Amherst, VA AMHERST COUNTY NELSON COUNTY’S FAVORITE SINCE 1988 Musical instruments, service, repairs, rentals and supplies. Lessons: all styles and levels of guitar, including advanced jazz, banjo, bass, vocals, keyboard, drums, beginning mandolin, dobro and accordion. Mon. Wed. Thurs. 12-8 bluestarmusicva.com

DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS 434-263-8463 585 Mountain Cove Road, Lovingston, VA NELSON COUNTY

WINTERGREEN RESORT PREMIER PROPERTIES 434-325-8018 Mountain Inn Loop Wintergreen, VA NELSON COUNTY

Boutique winery and tasting room featuring estate grown wines near Lovingston. For more info, contact www.democracyvineyards.com or 434-263-8463. Hours of operation: Noon to 6 pm - Thursday through Monday [April to mid-December]; weekends in February and March.

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Resorts & Recreation WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY 434-361-0088 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY Brewery, Farm-to-Fork Restaurant, Sports Bar, Gift Shop and NEW Event Hall! (Ready for events starting in June - Now taking reservations). Plan a visit to Wild Wolf and experience a menu created with locally sourced Nelson County ingredients and 11 handcrafted beers on tap. Our menu is diverse and offers options for everyone, including Vegan & Gluten Free. Dog & Kid Friendly.

Real Estate 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.

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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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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.

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.

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FURNITURE Entertainment center 3 piece custom made, painted unit. Center piece…90” h x 60” w x 19” d. 2 side pieces….each 82 1/2” h x 32” w x 13” d. Posted By: Barbara Graves 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 540-421-9400 $950 Portable kitchen island Marble top 26” x 21”. Wooden cabinet (open) 35 1/2”h w/ 2 wine shelves & 1 solid shelf.. Posted By: Barbara Graves 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 540-421-9400 $50 2 bar stools 2 black wrought iron bar stools. Seat height 24”. Fabric seats. Posted By: Barbara Graves 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 540-421-9400 $50 Bentwood rocker Black THONET bentwood rocker purchased new in Itlay in 1960’s. Posted By: Barbara Graves 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 540-421-9400 $100 Brass Metal Crafters andirons Brass Metal Crafters andirons..just front pieces. Posted By: Barbara Graves 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 540-421-9400 $50 Bunk bed set, black metal Black metal bunk bed set

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