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267 Pedlars Edge Dr.

(Pedlars Edge 111) $215,000.00 MLS#512007

181 Hickory Springs Rd.

422 Fawn Ridge Dr.

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

(Shamokin Springs 99) $565,000.00 MLS#516752

This immaculate home offers an open floor plan with lots of privacy, sunshine, and light. This beautiful mountain home sits on a private lot with a huge rock wall featured out back. This home offers a first floor master with an infrared sauna.

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.

Three-story chalet-style home, resting on a cul-de-sac in a beautiful wooded setting with seasonal mountain views. A splendid six bedroom, five bath, 4,000+ sqft of living space, 78 Split Rock Trail is the perfect mountain retreat to relax. Covered porch, balcony, deck, great room, stone fireplace, eight flat screens, media room, chef’s kitchen, landscaped yard. A fabulous primary, vacation or rental property. Generates a substantial annual rental income. Fully furnished. Energy efficient home.

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2042 Stone Ridge

$184,000.00 MLS#511198 Golf course, mountain view in winter. Sky lights in living room make room seem more spacious. The ceiling fan in living room keep loft a pleasant temperature.

78 Split Rock Trl.

(Pryors Camp 14) $269,900.00 MLS#511118

162 Mountain Inn

$149,950.00 MLS#448033 Possibly, the most attractive unit in the building and in the association. “Wide body” floor plan. Fully furnished with sleep sofa in the living room. Walk to day and night skiing, pool, restaurants and shops. No parking directly below. Western sunset view. Away from lobby noise, ice machine, etc.New Tile floor in kitchen and a new kitchen sink faucet.

485 Three Ridges

$135,000.00 MLS#509112 This property has been well cared for and is in the Wintergreen Resort rental program. Walk to ski & restaurants in Black Rock center. Nicely furnished.

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451 Three Ridges

$185,000.00 MLS#517118 Very short and convenient walk to the Dobie ski slope. 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plans in Three Ridges neighborhood do not come often on the market. These are great if you need more space but cannot afford it on the ski slopes. Top floor with allows for better privacy, higher ceilings and more natural light. Open floor plan. Master bedroom on second floor is private and very spacious. Lots of storage space throughout the condo.Fully furnished.Well maintained.Two ski closets.

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71 Deerberry Ln.

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(Shamokin Springs 13) $59,950.00 MLS#447440 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

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Nelson County… it’s a lifestyle! 59 Mann Lane Tip-top condition and ready for new owners! Three bedroom, two bath charmer is immaculate inside and out. A large living room with built-in bookcases and fireplace, dining or family room, eat-in kitchen, laundry, bedroom and bath on the first floor. Second floor has 2 BR and a full bath. Features include ceiling fans, hardwood floor, and insulated windows. More than 550 square feet of decks & gazebo expand seasonal living space. Covered parking from the carport. $169,000

13638 Crabtree Falls Highway This beautiful 2 BR, 2 BA home, at 2,400 feet, has gorgeous year-round mountain views. Located on 7.82 acres near Crabtree Falls and minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway! Solidly built with brick exterior for low maintenance. Offers great privacy for that mountain getaway or, with the benefits of a 2-car garage and the whole house generator, it has everything for a year-round residence. Beautiful views to the east and south. Home warranty is offered by the owner. Move-in condition. $239,500

Crabtree Falls Highway Parcels—12.4 acres In the heart of Nelson County’s forest playground, these two lots are offered for one money. May be perfect for that friend/family compound. Near Crabtree Falls (highest east of the Mississippi), Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway and National Forest Wilderness. Perfect location for a base camp for your journeys and explorations. And there are beautiful mountain views! A prime offering in a prime location. $99,500

591 Edgehill Way Amazing finishes at this price! $30,000+ in renovations including kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Hardwood in kitchen and great room, crown molding, ceiling fans, wired for generator, covered front porch, screened porch, paved driveway, raised garden beds, mature landscaping, grilling deck with fire pit, storage shed. Finished basement with optional 4th bedroom and spacious family room with lots of windows. Only 30 minutes to Charlottesville. $238,000

1209 Hill Hollow Road Private 6.65 acres just minutes from Nellysford, Wintergreen, Stoney Creek, Afton and Route 29. Easy commute to Charlottesville or Waynesboro. Small meandering stream and rock outcroppings on this property make it a perfect retreat of primary residence. This 2 BR, 2 BA home has quality construction with Hardi-plank siding, tile in kitchen/baths, hardwood floors, covered deck and front porch. Land is open and wooded. Great gardening spot. $199,000

11304 Crabtree Falls Highway This handhewn 2 BR, 1.5 BA cabin is located within walking distance to Crabree Falls. With 125 feet of river frontage on the South Fork of the Tye River, this cabin is the perfect retreat for any family. Beautiful hardwood floors and vaulted ceiling. Relax on the front porch and listen to the sounds of the river or warm up by the wood stove after a day of hiking or fishing. Sold furnished. Outstanding rental potential. $199,000

812 Eades Lane Attention hunters! Escape to the mountains! This 46.48-acre tract is close to Lovingston, 35 minutes from Charlottesville, and perfect for hunting, hiking and relaxing. All wooded, with cleared hiking/four wheeler trails for easy access to the acreage. Move in today to the single-wide home that is in good condition, with operating well and septic system. Several creeks on the property. Minutes away on the road is the about-to-open Eades Distillery! $139,000

733 Twin Ridge Lane Beautiful 3 BR, 3BA home situated on a nearly 4-acre lot in the heart of Afton. Bright, open floor plan, skylights in a guest bedroom. The home has an added finished basement with kitchen, full bath, and laundry. Fenced-in yard and patio. Established gardens and brick paths. Enjoy winter views of the Blue Ridge Mountains out your front and back doors. Motivated seller and ready to move in! $325,000

622 Front Street A key property in the Lovingston Historic District, near the historic Courthouse. Property is zoned B-1. Basement hosts commercial space that has served many uses (office, pharmacy, bakery, etc). Above is a two-story c. 1825 grandfathered residence. Perfect property to realize a business dream while living in a small-town environment. Needs some tender care and well worth the investment. No historic facade restrictions. $124,900

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

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475 Three Ridges Condo At only a minute walk to the ski slopes, this 2 bedroom has everything the ski-front condo has except the premium price! Short walk to amenities of Mountain Inn Village including shopping, restaurants, kids center, skating. Unit offers quality updated flooring and some of the lowest condo dues at Wintergreen! $110,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (517654)

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Original owner and never on the rental program, this beautiful first floor condo is truly a home away from home. Come right in from the covered parking area (no zig zag steps) and see year round panoramic views from the living areas as well as the master bedroom. 2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, fireplace and comfortably furnished; this condo has many ADA compliant upgrades as well a raised X-large deck that covers the entire back of this home. Just reduced! $225,000. Call Jody A. Morgan 540-461-1733 jodyamorgan@live.com (516506)

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This desirable 2 bedroom end-unit is on the golf course! Quiet, convenient to ski shuttle, short walk to Wintergarden Spa, Nature Foundation, Tennis, Golf Course and Devils Knob Restaurant, this location is ideal. The back deck, off the dining room, provides a delightful view of the 12th fairway and tee box. This unit has a good private rental history and is ready to go! An affordable two bedroom/two bathroom condo with reasonable condo fees, it’s attractive for family use and investors as well. $115,000. Call Joan Mummery 434-531-5033. (517762)

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87 Devils Knob Loop 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 4,000 sq. ft., two family rooms and an attached garage. Enjoy the 2,500 square foot of expansive decking! Many upgrades include hot tub, steam shower, wet bar and 2 wine coolers, granite counters, two fireplaces, stainless appliances and custom tile work. Pre-wired for sound, security system, generator, smart technology. You deserve it! $795,000. Call Jon Tsakis 540-836-9211. Jon.Tsakis@comcast.net

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. $89,000. Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 or smsales1@aol.com. (515962)

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Superb value for an easy to build, gently sloping corner lot with year-round mountain view potential. Sunset views to the West! Less than a five minutes to golf, tennis, skiing, dining, and spa services. Bring your own builder or ask us for builder recommendations. $79,000. Contact Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (517757)

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170 Rosewood Dr ~ Stoney Creek 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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Blue Ridge Life magazine (formerly Nelson County Life) is published monthly by The Afton Group, LLC and is distributed free of charge. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Advertising deadlines are the 15th of every publishing month. For advertising information, download our ratecard at BlueRidgeLife.com or contact us at info@blueridgelife.com. Views reflected by our advertisers do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or the company. Blue Ridge Life Magazine, published by The Afton Group, LLC is pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia’s policy for achieving equal housing oppotunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia’s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise ‘any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.’ This magazine will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this magazine are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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bicentennial Pharsalia celebrates 200 years.

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inside basic necessities ................. 7 cover story .............................9 this old/new house ............ 19 at home with marlo ......... 23 sam’s garden ..................... 34 ask the dr. ......................... 35 the perfect fit ................. 43 event calendar ................. 36 business directory ............ 37 classifieds .......................... 38 games ................................... 39

on the cover Photographer: Norm Shafer Judi Harvey wearing a mourning dress sits in the bedroom of William Massie, original owner of Pharsalia. Pharsalia is celebrating it’s 200th birthday with a Folk Life Festival in May 2014. Story on page 9.

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thepuplisher I write to you in the dead of Sprinter with some breaking news. The main mommy car is in the ICU after a deer decided to cross the road, presumably to get to the other side. Though beagles can’t drive, that maroon Jeep Cherokee 4x4 was my favorite. There’s nothing more liberating than riding shotgun with the windows down, letting your ears flop around in the wind to the invigorating sounds of a Metallica ballad. Don’t hate. I’m just glad the car wasn’t totaled. I mean, momma’s put more than 268,000 miles on that thing since getting it in 2001. So when she brought it home, with the deer’s tufts of fur still stuck in the grill, I was convinced it was a goner. But as they say, old Jeeps die hard. I overheard the conversation momma had with pop after the accident. “Dude, that deer came out of no where!” she said. “It came from the left and the deer broke the Jeep,” Adam clarified. “Did it go boom?” Pop asked. “No. It went BAM!” Adam said. Peyton nodded. “It went BAM. Deer bwoke the Jeep.” As they went out with a flashlight to inspect the damage, I noticed a piece above the front wheel dangling.

As pop went inside to get some wire ties, Adam shook his head to say, “Daddy, it needs a fix bolt.” The Jeep needs a “fix bolt.” Well, you know what dear family? I need my dinner! A while later, as the moon pie rose over the horizon, I heard one of my favorite sounds in nature: Pop dumping a cup of food into my metal bowl. As I slipped into my doggie food coma, I stretched out on my bed and released a few beagle sounds. I dreamed I was driving my maroon Jeep to a venison chili cook-off, air drumming to a beloved beagle anthem: Wherever I May Roam. April Fools! Nick Stafford APRIL 2014

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Levity I was completely confused when I heard a human describe a wine as “a racing, bright river of red fruit intensity, with pleasing notes of berries, violets, star anise, cassis, sandalwood and just a touch of…wet dog. Really? Wet dog? The implication was a bit frightening, but then optimist that I am, I saw the silver lining: more reasons to avoid the bathtub. I was invited to try my paw at this piece, not to express my pet (no pun intended) peeves, but because of the acuity of my nose, and to me the wine smelled nothing like the above descriptors, but simply of fermented grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon to be exact. And since my nose is a thousand times better than your best Master Sommelier, do you think maybe the wine bottle bears its berry scent the way the emperor wears his new clothes? People say the monks were behind fine wine, but really it was the dogs; it was Châteauneuf-de-Pup before the church, as usual, poked its…figurative finger into things. And let’s not forget two breeds, now extinct, bred

to guard the vines: The Deerfordinner hound and the Déjeunerauxrodents terrier. My human speaks glowingly of wines that smell of “barnyard.” I too like the smell of a barnyard quite a lot but then why am I scolded when I roll about or trot in with a big mouthful of barnyard animal by-products? Kay’s pick: Jean-Michel Guillon, Gevrey Chambertin,1er Cru La Perrière, 2006 – Why do I like this wine? Jean-Michel is a consummate producer whose wines offer an example of terroir in a bottle with seductive berry and barnyard aromas. For something truly special—to savour or cellar—but always to reserve for an occasion you wish to cherish forever. $62 Chance’s picks: Faithful Hound, Mulderbosch, 2010 – Why do I like this wine? Because of the big white hound on the label. Okay, my snout actually did detect the slightest hint of star anise. See if you can too. And if anyone knows where this handsome fellow lives, pop my person an e-mail. Discreetly. They told me

specifically not to use this space as a virtual dog park. $24 M.D. 20/20 – (known in elite circles as Mad Dog). Aromas of red fruits, brake fluid and high fructose corn syrup, complemented by black berry Nyquil and funnel cake accents. I’m learning quickly…old dogs can learn new wine tasting terms. Pair with Spam, Slim Jims or Vienna sausages. Why do I like this one? The name. It adds a certain risky quality to the virtual dog-dating scene…. Chance is the resident sage at the Pfaltz household, currently working on a book, Wet Dog: Debunking Outrageous Wine Tasting Terms. On this earth for well over a hundred years, in people years, she spends her days sleeping and reflecting. And this is what she has to tell us: Help others, even animal-others. Adopt from shelters, support local farms. Get up early and go to bed when dark. Slow down. Ban multi-tasking and take lots of naps. Leave the i.pad and get outdoors to smell the air. Feel the sunlight on your face and the breeze on your skin. Take long walks in nature. Let go of the little things, and love each other more. She says humans spend too much time accumulating stuff, and on things that don’t matter, when they should just love each other. If drinking wine helps us to do this, she’s all for it.

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April 14 Passover Seder Reservations Required ($60 per person)

April 20 Easter Champaign Brunch Reservations Required ($32.95 per person)

May 11 Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is on its way. Get a gift certificate for a special Mom getaway weekend or plan ahead for brunch with us. Dinner Every Thursday to Saturday in the Fountain Room (6 to 9 p.m.) Private Dinners and Events Any Day by Reservation Only (Parties of 6+) 56 Rodes FaRm dRive | NellysFoRd, va 22958 | www.maRk-addy.com iNFo@maRk-addy.com

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June 21-22, 2014 8 Wineries ] Live Music on 2 Stages Arts & Crafts ] Fire & Belly Dancers Bring the Kids! 12 & Under FREE! Lazy Days Winery, 1351 N. Amherst Hwy, Amherst, VA 24521 Just south of US Hwy 29 and Virginia 151, 3.5 miles north of Amherst Info & Tickets: SummerSolsticeFestival.com 434-381-6088 APRIL 2014

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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 NEW! FABER – $419,500

LOWESVILLE – $375,000

ALHAMBRA – $349,900

SHIPMAN – $339,000

Authentic 2004 log home w/log interior walls overlooking stocked 2 ac. lake in Faber only 20 minutes to C’ville. Stone FP in Great Rm., eat-in Kitchen w/all appliances conveying, Corian counter tops, oak cabinets, cherry & ceramic flrs., cathedral ceiling, wrap-around decking. Just renovated 2 Br., 2 Ba. cottage w/oak flrs., full kitchen & living area. Garage, vegetable beds, greenhouse, pool house plus much more. $419,500. MLS 518535

Remote 6 bedroom, 5 ½ bath mountain lodge with 270 degrees of view. Located on the side of the Friar Mtn is this 12+ acres surrounded by woods and orchards. Very private setting. Open design with cathedral ceiling in living and dining areas. Handicapped lift between first and second floors. Whole house, automatic generator. Easy access to the George Washington National Forest, Appalachian Trial, Piney River, and Wintergreen. Additional acreage available. MLS 282917.

This 40+/-acre property is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains with over 2700 ft. on the Piney River and adjoins the National Forest. This private compound offers several outbuildings, work shop, garage, 2062 sq. ft. barn, smoke house plus an additional 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home. The main home was renovated in 2012 with new windows, kitchen, baths, drywall, heat pump to name just a few of the many amenities. MLS 281325

Country living at it’s best. Isolated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 34 acres. Small barn with fenced area, perfect for a horse or llama. House is open design with a cathedral ceiling in the living/dining room. Wood stove is connected to the heating system. MLS 283452.

SHIPMAN – $249,500

NELLYSFORD – $225,000

MONROE – $199,000

BUCKINGHAM – $180,000

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.

Great Location! 1.27 Ac. fronting on VSH 151 in the village of Nellysford, 3534 sq. ft. home, Cr. 1908, with possibility of renovation for residential/business/commercial. Features of its era w/bulls eye, built-in cabinets, wainscoting, solid pine doors, wood mantels, chair rail, high ceilings, etc. MLS 485806.

14.6 acres situated on a ridge and covered with big oak trees. This is the perfect get-away from the stress of city life. Exceptional retreat property located between Tobacco Row Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The one bedroom, 736 square foot house is very functional with the living room, dining area, and kitchen all in one great room. The barn has a shop and storage rooms with built in cabinets and shelves throughout. Make sure you take a turn swinging on the best tree swing ever! MLS 281594.

Great home place or recreational property. Peaceful rural setting half mile off Rt 60.Perfect for horses, Gentlemen’s farm, hunting, etc. 10+ open acres, balance wooded. Fenced with several out buildings, 2 car garage. Convenient to Richmond. Home needs work incl appliances, flooring, and some bath fixtures. Priced accordingly 55k below assessment. MLS 281183.

CLIFFORD – $169,900

AFTON – $157,500

LOVINGSTON – $137,000

ARRINGTON – $129,000

One level living with full terrace level which includes a rough-in bath for future expansion. Enjoy the privacy at the end of the road with open pasture. This home offers 2 x 6 construction, back up propane heat, nicely appointed kitchen with appliances and a spacious back deck with bench seating to enjoy the peaceful life. MLS 279805

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

This 3 bedroom, 1 full and one ½ bath home offers a full basement partially finished would make a nice in-law living quarters. Some wood flooring, brick fireplace with gas logs. Nice large back deck. Close to Lovingston shopping and restaurants. Great location for walking. MLS 514930.

With Summer Right Around the Corner you will be able to Enjoy this 24’Round Above Ground Pool and Deck Just out the Sliding Glass Doors. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Living Room and Family Room. Fenced in Yard Great for Pets. 16x28 Garage with a Room Overtop. Well Landscaped 2 Acre Corner Lot. MLS 517175.

ARRINGTON – $99,000

SHIPMAN – $87,000

SHIPMAN – $73,500

REDUCED! ARRINGTON – $27,000

Great for a first time home buyer or perhaps retirement. Priced just right over 10,000 under county assessment is this 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 2.24 nearly level acres. Great location less than 5 miles to Rt29. Needs just a little TLC. MLS 515181.

Beautiful, rolling pasture land w/mixed hardwoods in rear and 769 ft. of paved road frontage. Stream is left boundary. Agriculture zoning w/restrictions against mobiles and doublewides. Private building site at tree line with spring/pond site. Perfect for horses, cattle or other animals. Less than 5 mi. from US 29 in Shipman area. Mountain views and recent survey w/soil letter indicating 3 house sites. MLS 514705

Charming well maintained 3 bedroom cottage on 0.40 acres less than 2 miles to Lovingston. Great starter home or an investors dream. Small eat-in kitchen with electric range and refrigerator. Carpet and vinyl flooring. MLS 516030.

Looking for a private building lot, plus access to the beautiful Tye River to enjoy swimming, fishing or the peaceful flow of the water? This 5.021 wooded acres is level to rolling, priced under the county assessment and offers a great opportunity to build your dream home at an affordable price. Located only three miles from US 29 with easy commute to Lynchburg and Charlottesville. MLS 514291.

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The year was 1814. An 18-year-old William Massie had a wife and he decided to build their home at the foot of dePriest Mountain. 200 years later, a bicentennial bash awaits

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A cookbook of Maria Massie, one of William Massie’s wives sits in the kitchen at Pharsalia. Pharsalia is celebrating it’s 200th birthday with a Folk Life Festival in May 2014.

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Rachel Deddens tends to cooking over the fire in the outdoor brick kitchen at Pharsalia. She will be one of the re enactors at Pharsalia’s Folk Life Festival in May.

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WALK THROUGH THESE GATES AND PREPARE TO STEP BACK IN TIME 200 YEARS WHEN COOKING WAS DONE IN AN OPEN HEARTH IN THAT BRICK BUILDING ON THE RIGHT. NEED HAM FOR THAT BISCUIT? THE SMOKEHOUSE IS THE WHITE STRUCTURE STRAIGHT AHEAD.

In celebration of the antebellum plantation’s 200th birthday, Massie’s great-great-grandaughter, Foxie Morgan, has planned a year’s worth of events, including offering up her home to host this year’s Folk Life Festival. “I just hope that whether people have been here or not, they’ll come back and celebrate with us,” she said. Foxie and her husband have lived on the planta-

tion since 1974, but have recently (2006) opened up parts of the historic home and grounds for special events. In addition to hosting the Folk Life Festival in previous years, Pharsalia is a working flower farm and is open for special occasions like weddings. For this, the third time Pharsalia has hosted the Folk Life Festival, the focus will be on learning about the past: Ever vendor has to demonstrate or teach a craft of some kind from the early 1800s.

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A TWENTY FOOT DEEP, HAND-DUG PIT SITS IN THE ICE HOUSE AT PHARSALIA. ONE REASON IT IS SO WELL PRESERVED IS IT SITS BENEATH THE LUMBER HOUSE. ICE WAS CHOPPED AND STORED IN THE PIT FOR SUMMER TREATS OF ICE CREAM AND ICED TEA.

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So in the ice house, there will be ice cream - oyster flavored just like Thomas Jefferson ate. In the smokehouse there will be meats smoking. There will be someone hand-cutting tombstones and someone else hand-pressing cider. And in the outdoor kitchen, Rachel Deddens will be cooking up a storm - and explaining how and why. “I have studied open hearth cooking; the hearth is the early term for the workstation in front of the fire,” explained Rachel, who has been an integral part in planning the festival this year. “One of the things I think people are going to see is more old culture; frontier culture: what happened in these areas, not just at Pharsalia but all over the country.” One featured demonstrator will be Judi Harvey, an expert in something most people don’t think about these days: mourning. “Simply speaking, death was a part of daily life,” said Judi, who has spoken throughout Virginia and even discussed the history of mourning on the Discovery Channel. “Mourning is simply your outward show of respect for the ones you loved; women showed it with a black dress and men wore black armbands or removed buttons from their jackets. Grieving is an internal experience but mourning is your outward show of respect.”

Judi will be interpreting the mourning process of the plantation’s original owner, William Massie, who had quite a bit of experience - he lost three wives due to various reasons throughout his life.  Judi will also discuss how his fourth and final wife, Maria, expressed her mourning at the loss of her husband in 1862. The festival, which takes place rain or shine on May 17 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and 18 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), will have a little bit of something for everyone. From plantation-style open-hearth cooking with Rachel, to Oprah Henfry, the prize-winning chicken who inspired Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil by Patricia Foreman, there will be plenty to do and plenty to eat, not to mention plenty to learn.  “We’re kind of kicking it up a notch,” said Rachel. “When Foxie first asked me about this, we talked bout making it a festival that’s not so much just crafters, but an opportunity for educating the public about lifestyles of the past and looking at the early 19th century lifestyle, which is what Pharsalia is.” And Pharsalia seems to be more than happy to share it’s past with everyone willing to listen. “There’s something about Pharsalia that is just very peaceful,” said Foxie, who’s family has owned the plantation since it was built in 1814, aside from a short time in the early 20th century. “I feel like I’m just the caretaker at this point of it’s life. I feel very, very fortunate to be able to call it home but it’s been 200 years in the making and I would love to think it will be here another 200 years. We’re doing our best to keep it preserved and be able to share it with the public.” BRL APRIL 2014

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Francesca Conte from Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports may not be able to participate in the races she coordinates, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t run the trails. “Both my boyfriend and I have been living in Charlottesville for the past thirteen years now so we’ve been running these trails forever. When we decided to put an event on in the area, we really wanted to put it on in the area where we train all the time.” Francesca and her boyfriend, Gill, started up the company in 2001 with one major concept in mind: ‘Exceptional Races on Exceptional Courses.’ On April 19 the Bel Monte Endurance Runs will feature a 25K, a 50K and a 50 miler, with a start/finish

location at the Royal Oaks Resort in Love, Virginia. “It’s really the perfect location. It’s very accessible, it’s close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, it’s the closest location to the trail system – we want to run as much trail as possible,” Francesca continues. “It’s perfect because it has a lot of cabins, so the runners can stay in the cabins the night before. It’s low-key, meaning it’s a fun family-friendly atmosphere where people can come with their family and their kids and just hang during the day and wait for the runners.” Royal Oaks Resort Owner, Keith Smith, is happy to host the annual race on the property, which is equipped with cabins, country store and covered stage. continued on page 17

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“This is my third year of hosting Bel Monte Race. We’ve got a good thing going. I really like Francesca; she’s very together, she’s well organized,” says Keith. “We’re all about getting groups and organizations like Bel Monte and were getting more and more of those all the time. The words getting out there and that’s certainly a positive.” With such a strong support system behind the event, there’s even more incentive to make each year better than the last. “Keith has been wonderful and super supportive. He’s always excited about the event,” says Francesca. “He’s made changes to the resort just for the event. For example, He’s even added a hot shower for the campers.” And with the expected number of participants so high, that’s an upgrade everyone will appreciate. “We expect about three hundred people up there so we’re really happy. We get people from all over Virginia, Pennsylvania, the Carolina’s, even as far as Canada. We’re excited to see it all come together this year,” says Francesca. BRL

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This lovely furnished three bedroom home plus bonus room is a wonderful second home getaway in a quiet and secluded section of Wintergreen but not far from amenities. Kitchen opens to dining area and a dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the family room. Wood floors, large decks and custom arched windows make this a great home for a family to enjoy. Level driveway, seasonal views, freshly painted exterior and decks. The bonus room can become a 4th bedroom or an office. Walk to HOA pool. Listed by Steve Marianella at only $399,500 ! (434)566-1293 or smsales1@aol.com (512834)

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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 $159,900, 434566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (510853)

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

If you are like me, you probably couldn’t be happier this year to be out with the snow and in with the daffodils. Spring is in the air and so buzzes the spring real estate market. If you plan to sell this spring, you may be pondering “What can I do to help sell my home?” The key word here is “help.” While you may have enlisted the assistance of a real estate professional, never lose sight that achieving a sell is a partnership requiring action from all parties. Perhaps the best thing you can do to ensure success is to prepare your home for showing. A properly showcased home can spring ahead of the competition! Spring clean; a clean home appears to be a well cared for home. Before staging, a house must first be thoroughly cleaned and painted or repaired as needed. Strip to the bare essentials; remove or thin books from shelves,

pack the knickknacks, and clear the countertops. Pack away your shabby recliner and get rid of “I will use it one day” furnishings and gadgets. You want just enough furniture to define a room’s purpose without over-crowding. Depersonalize; pack away anything that makes the house “yours” instead of “theirs.” Take down the wall of family photos and put away the heirlooms and collectibles. Create positive focal points; take the eye off of the chipped paint, old nail holes, or peeling wallpaper. Fix those problem areas if possible and entice the eye to a new focal point. Pull furniture away from walls and arrange in appealing groupings allowing plenty of pass-thru space. Don’t block the rooms “wow factor” like a fireplace or a gorgeous window view. Highlight the key rooms; kitchens and bathrooms most influence a buyer’s decision. Make the kitchen appear larger by reducing clutter,

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clearing countertops, and removing unused pots and pans in the cabinets. Thoroughly clean the entire kitchen and then add the “Wow” with flowers, fruit bowls, and new kitchen towels. Remove clutter and freshen a bathroom with new towels, shower curtain, bath mats, candles, and flowers. Don’t forget the outside; outdoor living space is becoming more and more appealing to buyers. Treat your deck, porch, or patio like another room in the house. Cover the worn picnic table with a bright tablecloth, replace the faded chair cushions, and arrange greenery and flowers. Spruce up the appeal; room by room, set the mood. Dress rooms with mirrors, plants, flowers, lamps, throw rugs, pillows, baskets and soft fabrics. Arrange fresh flowers; fresh flowers are little luxuries that make people feel good. Consider having flowers outside to line the entry walk, or indoors on a foyer stand, dining

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room table, bathroom counter, or bedroom dresser. Strive for cheerful and bright; turn on lights and lamps and open blinds and curtains to let the sunshine pour in. Consider removing bulky drapes or window coverings to bring the outside indoors. Appeal to all the senses; make sure your house smells fresh, clean, and inviting. Just prior to a showing, toss a clean sheet and fabric softener into the dryer or boil water with orange peels and cinnamon. In Nelson County there are currently about 326 residential properties for sale. Should you abide by these tips, the buyer may have eyes for only one! 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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Home - $174,900!

472 Braddock Ln; Shipman; 3Br/2.5Ba; ~1,800 sq ft; 1 ac This attractive, low maintenance Cape, built in 2007, makes a great investment property or full time residence. Home sits at the end of a public road and offers tremendous peace and quiet. Features: 2x6 construction, 9’ ceilings, dual zone heat/cooling, 1 car detached garage/workshop, front porch, and back deck. In addition, enjoy spacious bedrooms and a bright open floor plan; living and dining areas are open to the kitchen. There is also an incredible 1st floor master suite with huge walk-in closet and bathroom with double vanities, soaking tub, and separate shower.

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Assoc. Broker 434.996.3525 Email: Marlo@InsistOnThatGirl.com Web: InsistOnThatGirl.com Market Data: HomeValueMarketReport.com

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Rosemont Subdivision, located within 1 mile of Oak Ridge Estate, is calling out to all investors and/or developers. The subdivision consists of 8 parcels with only 1 already developed. The 7 undeveloped parcels with a total of 6.8 acres is $79,900. The 1 acre parcel with an existing home, and long term tenant in place, is $174,900. The entire package is available for sale at the discounted price of $239,000. Buy the entire package and get a low-maintenance, income producing home along with potential for future income stream through development/sales of the other 7 parcels!

7 Undeveloped Parcels - $79,900! Parcels include 6, 1 acre parcels, and 1, .8 acre parcel. Front parcels are mostly level to gently sloped and partially cleared with some mountain views. Back parcels are more gently rolling and mostly wooded with hardwood trees. Many parcels could easily accommodate walk-out basements. Several lots have already been perked. * Public water and sewer is an option with connection extension/investment. 30’ wide private, access road has been recorded, but not installed. Large scale site plans available.

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Come by Lovingston to see our new Showroom!

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We have a variety of heaters on display as well as firelogs. Now is the time to prepare for the next cold snap. Schedule an installation today and feel the amazing heat of propane. Vent free units work when the power doesn’t.

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At the age of 10, Anya is a mechanical bull riding champ.

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WINTERGREEN

S tone y Cre ek [ nelson county ]

STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by PAUL PURPURA

111 Deer Run Waterfront home with 3 BR, 3.5 BA on 2.3 wooded acres offers views of the pond from nearly every room! Fabulous great room with lots of windows. Many new upgrades (carpet, tile floors, built in book case, new baths, HVAC). Finished lower level with family room, bedroom and bath would be perfect as an in-law suite. Spacious decking and patio areas overlooking the pond. Lovely perennial gardens surround the home. $339,000 275 Wood Nettle Like new and meticulously maintained, one-level 3 BR, 2 BA home. Privately situated on a mostly-wooded parcel adjoining the golf course and boasting a bright, open floor plan. Gourmet kitchen featuring granite countertops, maple cabinets, island/bar, and pantry. Handicap accessible, fireplace, custom built-ins, hardwood floors, floor-to ceiling windows, storage closets, covered porch, deck, 2-car garage, and DSL. Adjoining 1.69-acre lot also available. $338,900

Winterg re en R esort 39 Pitcher Plant Amazing 4 BR home nestled on 1.4 acres with mountain views and a bold mountain stream. The quality is apparent inside and out. The dramatic great room features cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, massive stone fireplace, built-in bookcases and tile floors. The open kitchen and dining area has top of the line appliances, wood floors, marble and wood countertops, beamed ceiling and stone accents.The architectural beauty and intellegent design make this a dream home! $685,000

Anya Stronova is not your typical bull rider. But then again, she’s not riding your typical bull. Anya is the 10-year-old mechanical bull riding champion of Discovery Ridge Adventure Center at Wintergreen Resort. “I think it’s because of all the legwork I use,” said Anya who spends two or three days a week riding actual horses, too. “Because when you’re riding horses, you have to use your legs a lot; if you don’t there are a lot of unexpected surprises and if you’re not prepared you’ll come off, so I really have to train how to do that. I squeeze really tightly with my thighs and my grandpa says I’m Velcroed to the seat!” Anya can’t even remember the first time she sat on the bull at the top of the mountain, but knows it was her grandpa, who lives in Stoney Creek, that took her up there. He was also the first one to get her on a horse. “She seemed to have a natural ability with animals,” said “grandpa” Marty Simon. “So I thought, ‘well, put her on a pony!” But he says he never pushed her to try mechanical bull riding - that was all Anya.  “Anya you don’t encourage,” he said “Anya doesn’t need encouragement.”

Laurelwood 768 First floor, 1 BR unit with small porch on the back for seasonal mountain views. Laurelwood area is in the heart of Black Rock Village within walking distance to shopping, fine dining, entertainment along with skiing, tubing, skating, climbing and more. Private pool for Laurelwood Condos. Very popular VRBO rental. $72,000 967 Devils Knob Loop Located on Devils Knob overlooking the 16th and winter Shenandoah Valley, this unique home offers all the space, quality and mountain charm one could want. There are 5 BR suites, 3 living areas, all with native stone fireplaces and expansive outdoor space. With over 4300 square feet of living space, 1000 square feet of deck & designer furnishings, this home makes the perfect family or corporate retreat! $799,000 84 Summit Lane Enjoy the view of a beautiful sunset, snow-capped mountains, and the 14th fairway at Devil’s Knob golf course from this splendid home. Plexiglass deck railings ensure full views from the deck. With 6 BR, 4 full BA, two family rooms and a garden room, this home is perfect for entertaining. Over 5,500 square feet with hardi-plank siding, architechural shingles, 3-car garage, generator, jetted tub in master bath, bonus room, and views from almost every bedroom. $750,000

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Early 1800’s demonstrations and teachings

Saturday & Sunday 6 May 17 & 18 Come spend a day on our mountain where we will be celebrating our bicentennial. Discover the history and heritage of this 1814 plantation, the home of William Massie.

House & Garden Tours 6 Period Music Fun, Food & Beverages 6 Plein Air Artists and more!

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WHEN May 17 & 18, 2014 (No rain date, no refunds) Saturday: 10 – 5 | Sunday: 10 – 4

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ENTRY FEE $15 adults/$5 kids until May 1 $20 adults/$7 kids after Kids under 6 free!

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Special thanks to our sponsors: John Flippin and Family

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2014 Nelson County Habitat for Humanity 21st Annual Golf Tournament

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Deadline to enter May 1, all registration fees benefit Nelson County Habitat for Humanity 18 Hole Tournament and 9 Hole Tournament Registration includes green fees, cart, mulligans and string. See our website for more details and convenient pay options www.nelsonhabitat.org

Nelson County families need your help all year round. Visit www.nelsonhabitat.org to learn more about ways you can donate. An easy online method for cash donations is provided.

If the golf tournament isn’t the best fit for you to help, please consider visiting our website to make a donation. Click the DONATE button to find a fast and easy way to make a donation. We would also love donations of materials and labor. continued from page 25

One day after playing on the trampoline at Discovery Ridge, she just hopped on the bull – and surprised everyone by staying on. And today, everyone up there knows the little girl who mastered the mechanical bull – and doesn’t let her ride the easy settings anymore. “It will start spinning and bucking. I have to squeeze really tight and hold onto the rope and shift myself into position: if the bull is turning right than I turn left,” said Anya, who wants to work with actual horses (who she says are nothing like her friend the mechanical bull) when she grows up. “Horseback riding is, like, my life now. My goal is to do my best and learn as much as I can,” she said. “I’m still trying to learn my occupation, but I know I want to teach horseback riding.” She’s already practicing her teaching skills by helping others stay on the mechanical bull: “I know they can’t do exactly what I do, but I told one girl to hold on with both hands to the robe and just use your hips. And when it starts spinning around and around and around you just have to stay on.” BRL

OLD WORLD CARPENTRY “hoch die zimmererkunst” Jens Müller

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• Master Gardener Help Desk • Garden Related Crafts • Purchase Plants • Food for Sale

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Plant Vendors Welcome.

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Food donations for the Nelson County Food Pantry will be collected. Sponsored by: Nelson County Master Gardeners Food booth sponsored b: Rockfish Valley Ruritan Club

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N E LSO N CO U N T Y … now this is living!

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bsolutely charming 2 BR, 2 BA stone cottage just minutes from Nellysford. Gracious living room with rock fireplace, hardwood floors and original moldings. Handsome dining room and renovated kitchen with new hardwood floor and soapstone sink. Woodstove in cozy den. Situated on 3.2 acres with lovely mountain views, fenced pastures, stone barn and mature landscaping. Close to area breweries, wineries, shops, restaurants and Wintergreen Resort. Half hour to Charlottesville. A true gem! $269,000

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ave it all with this adorable 2 BR, 2 BA cozy cottage! Located on a beautiful 5.5-acre parcel with mountain views and two bold creeks (with a custom bridge). Spacious great room with wood-burning fireplace and hardwood floors. Huge deck and large, unfinished walk-out basement with interior entrance. Storage shed for tools and equipment. Invisible fencing for pets. Just minutes to Nellysford and Wintergreen! Perfect for primary or second home. $335,000 500 R H U E H O LLOW R OAD

f you want gorgeous mountain views, a bold 304 D E E R WO O D CO U RT stream, privacy and a handsome, well-built house, look no further than this property! Located on 5.27 acres with stunning views of the Blue Ridge, this 3 BR, 2.5 BA home has hardwood floors, a screened porch, huge deck for entertaining, beautiful landscaping and a detached 2-car garage with an extra area for an RV, boat or equipment. Minutes to Crabtree Falls or the Nellysford area. Extra 7-acre lot available. Fall in love with this warm, inviting home! $395,000

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xceptional 10-acre riverfront property on the 47 D R U M H E LLE R L AN E Rockfish River. This is the perfect getaway! Listen to the rushing water from the deck. Take a dip in one of the best swimming holes in Nelson County. Gorgeous rock outcroppings. Charming cedar cabin with 3 BR, 2 BA and loft. Lovely heartpine floors. Cozy woodstove and fireplace for chilly days. Handsome stone spring house. Mature dogwoods and plantings. Private, yet just a short drive to Lovingston, Nellysford and Wintergreen Resort. Only 35 minutes to Charlottesville. A real gem! $392,000

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Going MAD

WAYNESBORO

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STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by NORM SHAFER

In its third year, the MAD ANTHONY unites muddy obstacle goodness with people who love it.

Running through a park covered in mud and climbing over obstacles in the middle of winter seems like it could be the introduction to a low-budget Hollywood thriller. But it’s actually something that 500 people paid to do - for fun! - during this year’s Mad Anthony Mud Run in Waynesboro. Mud runs have been growing steadily in popularity over the last few years, so Waynesboro Director of Parks and Recreation Dwayne Jones said it was almost a no-brainer to add one to the Run the Valley series three years ago. It’s just that most mud runs tend to happen in what some may consider the warmer months. “The spin on ours was to do it in the middle of winter,” he said. “First, we didn’t have a race in February and second we wanted to start off with something that’s fun. Fun is our main goal on this race.” continued on page 30

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21st ANNUAL

NORTH BRANCH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1PM

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NORTH BRANCH SCHOOL IN AFTON, VIRGINIA North Branch School fosters respect, non-violence, environmental responsibility, and the involvement of students, teachers and families in our community. We value the uniqueness of each child. Our curriculum promotes the desire to learn and to develop abilities to the fullest. We are dedicated to providing a diverse environment that stimulates curiosity, creativity, and cooperation.

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The first year of the Mad Anthony, there were about 200 runners. Then 368. And this year about 500. The Waynesboro Parks and Rec Department is already planning for more runners next year - even as they’re working on finishing touches for the rest of this year’s races (the Park to Park Half Marathon on April 26, the 10K & 4K Race/Walk Summer Extravaganza on July 12 and the Fall Foliage Race 5 & 10K on Oct. 11).  The annual Mad Anthony is just short of 5 miles and while it’s timed for the Run the Valley series, it’s not a traditional timed race. Covered in mud and jumping over walls and running through mud pits, runners have the tendency to get slowed down. But the real killer for a lot of people has nothing to do with a physical obstacle. “The other twist to our course is we actually ask a history question on the course and if you get the question right about Mad Anthony, you get to proceed quicker,” said Dwayne. “And if you get it wrong you have to do a different challenge that will slow you down.” BRL

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ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY 9:00am—1:00pm

Residential electronics only—no hard drives. Look for the Crutchfields Truck!

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Terra Voce 7:30pm/$7 In the Rockfish Lounge Refreshments available

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6th Annual Kite Festival See: www.rockfishvalley.org for directions and details or call 434-361-0271; 434-226-0446

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STONEY CREEK AND NELSON COUNTY STONEY CREEK HOMES 49 Fox Run

$414,900.00 (Monocan II 2) MLS#505012 Unfurnished, bordering a 2-acre pond with a conveying canoe. Located on a private cul-de-sac. Has a screened gazebo.

912 Cedar Meadow Dr.

$425,000.00 (1-F A41) MLS#513178 Perfect location a short stroll to the Clubhouse with wonderful views down the 1st fairway, framed by the mountains beyond! Peaceful tree shaded setting with large private lot, and mature landscaping with lush azaleas and rhododendron. Spacious sunroom addition offers a spectacular way to bring the outdoors in, and enjoy the views. Many recent updates-kitchen, heat pump, appliances, exterior painting, new roof. Appealing, well cared for home! Additional adjacent lot may be available.

349 Wood Nettle Ln.

FOLK INSPIRATIONS was the name of the performance put on by Atlantic Chamber Ensemble & Friends. Presented by Wintergreen Performing Arts, the group played before an audience at the Rockfish Valley Community Center.

$449,000.00 (1-K A18) MLS#512082 Custom golf front contemporary nestled on a private extremely well landscaped lot, built by Gordy Bormann, one of the most respected builders in the area, and beautifully maintained by the owner. Gourmet spacious kitchen with upgraded stainless appliances, screened porch overlooking the gardens with meandering paths which invite one to stroll. No grass to cut with this well planned landscape. First floor master with private deck and hot tub. Oversized garage,extra storage, work space.Wonderful!

STONEY CREEK LOTS 324 Cedar Glen Close

$75,000.00 (1-V K) MLS#510340 Elevated view home site located in a private, but convenient area of Stoney Creek. A great location to build your dream or retirement home. Close to golf & club house.

717 Cedar Meadow Dr.

$55,000.00 (1-F A32) MLS#515236 Flat building site with great location to valley amenities.

COUNTY HOMES 1258 Greenfield Rd.

$395,000.00 (20.95 Acres) MLS#512784 The perfect property for a small farm or horse ranch. 21 acres of which 12 acres are beautiful open pasture. Large barn with 2 horse stalls and a tack room. Run in shed. The 1,551 sq ft one level ranch home has been completely renovated.Large attached 2-car garage, very spacious screened in porch overlooking the open fields. Taylor creek passes through part of the land.Property is located centrally in Nellysford and only short drive to breweries, wineries, apple cidery, restaurants and much more. Completely renovated interior and exterior.

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85 Meadow Ct.

$299,900.00 (15.03 Acres) MLS#511218 Priced Reduced! 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.

Contact: Carlos Becerra

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sam’sgarden By Sam Saunders Saunders Landscapes, LLC

5 Ways to Get Rid of a Long Winter I think it all started back in November as temps plunged into the teens and most of us moved inside for a long, long winter’s nap. A cold winter is welcomed by most plants as it satisfies the chilling requirements, kills some insects (yes, beneficials too) and delays flowering of many fruit crops so late freezes don’t kill blossoms. It will uncover some less than accurate info you may have received from your local garden center or other plant resource referencing cold tolerance of plants and your local plant zone. And yes, judging from the skeletons of Zone 7 plants in my personal landscape, Lovingston is a true Zone 6, still, perhaps even to the dismay of Al Gore and his ‘Inconvenient Truth’ theory – which now, after this winter’s data is tallied, more closely resembles another Big Foot sighting than actual science. So now it is time turn the proverbial winter’s page and get your landscape whipped into shape. Nothing says spring like color. Yes, it is April and yes, pansies won’t make it much past June 15 but that gives you a whopping 3 months of color – try and get that from your azaleas, forsythia or other flowering shrub. You will still be shopping for your summer annuals around May 15, so keep that in mind regarding the planting location of each. Buy the midsized bloom varieties (2” blooms) in a full 6-inch container since instant color is a must. Instead of pushing the color out to all areas of your landscape, keep this shot of color very concentrated in high visibility areas – front center, if you will. Leach the salt. Plantings that border roads or walks are susceptible to salt damage. The salt is applied and ends up in unwanted area after pushing and melting of the snow. Lucky for you, salt is easily leached

from the soil. Irrigate thoroughly and repeatedly all plantings that border roads and walks (where salt was applied) - in particular those plantings that show burning on the tips of the plant. Clean up your lines. A long winter and more than average snowfall has a way of distorting and erasing those crisp landscape lines. It does NOT mean mulching the entire landscape. It just means grabbing your spade (or hiring a landscape contractor) and rounding those lines out and then blending in a bit of mulch to clean up it all up. Remember, long flowing lines that you can drive with a SUV – no zig-zag or abrupt lines that make things look busy. Heavy snow means spells certain doom for a whole host of landscape plants – in particular broadleaf evergreens. Boxwood, Laurels, Andromeda and other bush evergreens are certain to need some clean up after our 16 inch plus snow in February. Sharpen those pruners and make a nice clean cut below the break point. For the vast majority of cases, if you remove the broken material now, masking the scar will be almost done by year’s end. Get back to the tried and true. My Gardenia and Eucalyptus lasted just under two years. Yes, I knew it was a stretch from the start but I really was trying to believe. Meanwhile, back in the border my creeping phlox, candytuft, hellebore, daffodils, dogwood and company are all budding up and blooming as if to say, ‘I told you so’. Everything this year will be late – but at least you know they are coming. Take a look back in time as to what was in grandma’s yard and duplicate. The list is short but they are the blue chips that many landscape designers reach for year after year…They work. Period.

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Discover why people trust Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Steve, I am getting terrible heartburn from eating my favorite food: PIZZA! What can I do? You have eaten a great meal of pizza with extra sauce (I, too, love pizza!), but then that evening you can’t sleep. Awful heartburn strikes and an acid or bitter taste keeps hitting you in the back of your mouth. Heartburn or acid reflux is also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). A way to think of it is as if there is a door between the esophagus (feeding pipe) and stomach. It ought to stay closed and keep stuff down in the stomach, but certain things tend to force it open and let acids into the esophagus causing the familiar and dreaded symptoms. Common causes of GERD are tomatoes, citrus fruits, coffee, alcohol, onions, chocolate, peppermint, fatty foods, aspirin, ibuprofen and its cousins, smoking, stress, and being overweight. Simply overeating or wearing tight clothes can sometimes aggravate heartburn symptoms.

Also, lying down within a few hours of eating can produce GERD, as gravity is no longer on your side in keeping stomach juices in the stomach. So, steering clear of the foods that cause GERD, not lying down within a few hours of eating, avoiding tight clothes and overeating, and even raising the head of the bed on some bricks can all work wonders at controlling GERD. Weight loss, of course, can really help as well. If you attempt the above suggestions and can’t fix your symptoms, try some of the many over the counter medicines available for GERD. If a couple of weeks go by and your medicines aren’t helping, it is probably time to visit your doctor. Sometimes you just need a prescription medicine for a while, but occasionally there is something more going on that should be checked. Dr. Steve Schmitz 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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Strategies for Health: Setting Goals So far this year in the BRL columns, we’ve discussed the value of health (January), return on investment (February) and mental discipline (March). The next strategy is appropriate goal setting. I have heard a variety of goals ranging from, “I want to decrease my pants’ size,” “I am hiking in Nepal in a month and want to be ready for it,” or “I want to lose 100 pounds.” Why is goal setting important? Just like financial planning, it guides us in our decision making and choices each day. If you have a certain family financial budget, you will make daily decisions about what to purchase based on available funds and funds you wish to save or invest. It is the same with your health. If you have health and fitness goals set, it guides you on food choices, sleep and exercising- basically making conscious decisions. What is an appropriate goal? 1) It must be measurable and objective. For example; lowering your blood

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pressure, exercising three days a week, lowering body fat, decreasing your girth or completing a five mile walk or completing a marathon. 2) It must be achievable. Establishing goals that are not achievable result in failure. 3) Set one goal at a time. Sometimes, when starting a fitness program, folks are very enthusiastic and make many lifestyle changes at the same time. This usually leads to rebounding, a stop in exercise and a return to the previous lifestyle. Our behavior and habits are the most difficult aspect to change. Choose one change per month and avoid adding a new change if you haven’t mastered the previous one. 4) Post your goals in the bathroom, kitchen and workplace so you and your family can see them daily. This is a constant reminder to stay on track and your friends and family are your support system to help you meet your goals. Start slow and be patient with yourself yet be firm in sticking to goals and your program; remem-

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out chiding yourself. Keep a strong inner vision of what you want to be. May the force be with you!

Agnes F. Schrider, PT is a licensed physical therapist, fitness trainer, and certified golf fitness trainer based in Nellysford. This column is provided as a service to readers of Blue Ridgey Life Magazine and it does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of this magazinel. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult a health professional.

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eventcalendar APRIL 3 THURSDAY SHOW US YOUR TEE’S Start: Apr. 3, 2014 7:00 pm Start: Apr. 3, 2014 10:00 pm Venue: Wild Wolf Brewing Company Phone: 434-361-0088 Address: 2461 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

APRIL 5 SATURDAY BIODIVERSITY EXHIBIT OPENS AT ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION NATURAL HISTORY CENTER Start: Apr. 5, 2014 10:00 am Start: Apr. 5, 2014 4:00 pm Venue: Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center Phone: 434-361-0271 Address: 1368 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON) JOHN TRACY LIVE ON THE DECK AT CARDINAL POINT VINEYARDS Start: Apr. 5, 2014 2:00 pm Start: Apr. 5, 2014 5:00 pm Venue: Cardinal Point Vineyards and Winery Phone: 540-456-8400 Address: 9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON) LOCAL MAGIC UNDER THE STARS DINNER AT OAK RIDGE CARRIAGE HOUSE Start: Apr. 5, 2014 6:00 pm Start: Apr. 5, 2014 10:00 pm Venue: Oak Ridge Carriage House Phone: 434-263-4000 Address: 2300 Oak Ridge Road,, Arrington, VA 22922 (NELSON)

APRIL 12 SATURDAY 4TH ANNUAL FLUVANNA SPCA 5K RUN/WALK Start: Apr. 12, 2014 6:45 am End: Apr. 12, 2014 10:00 am Venue: Lake Monticello Golf Course Phone: 434-591-0123 Address: 51 Bunker Blvd, Palmyra, VA 22963 (FLUVANNA) NELSON FARMERS MARKET COOPERATIVE OPENS FOR THE SEASON Start: Apr. 12, 2014 8:00 am End: Apr. 12, 2014 12:00 pm Venue: Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative Phone: 434-244-2399 Address: 3079 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON) PINEY RIVER MINI TRIATHLON AT VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE RAILWAY TRAIL Start: Apr. 12, 2014 9:00 am End: Apr. 12, 2014 2:00 pm Venue: Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail Phone: 434-263-7130 Address: Piney River, VA 22964 (NELSON)

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EARTH DAY STAUNTON Start: Apr. 12, 2014 9:00 am End: Apr. 12, 2014 12:00 pm Venue: Sunspots Studios Address: Staunton (AUGUSTA) DEVILS BACKBONE MOUNTAIN CROSS AT DEVILS BACKBONE Start: Apr. 12, 2014 10:00 am Start: Apr. 12, 2014 6:00 pm Venue: Devils Backbone Brewing Company Phone: 434-361-1001 Address: 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967 (NELSON) PAULO EMILIO FRANCO LONDONO LIVE ON THE DECK AT CARDINAL POINT Start: Apr. 12, 2014 2:00 pm Start: Apr. 12, 2014 5:00 pm Venue: Cardinal Point Vineyards and Winery Phone: 540-456-8400 Address: 9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

APRIL 13 SUNDAY ROCKFISH VALLEY FOUNDATION KITE FESTIVAL Start: Apr. 13, 2014 11:00 am Start: Apr. 13, 2014 3:00 pm Venue: Rockfish Valley Foundation Phone: 434-226-0446 Address: 1193 Glenthorne Loop, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

APRIL 18 FRIDAY SPRING FLOWERS SQUARE DANCE SPONSORED BY THE GRAND SQUARES OF NELSON Start: Apr. 18, 2014 7:30 am End: Apr. 18, 2014 10:00 am Venue: Rockfish River Elementary School Phone: 434-361-2470 Address: 200 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

APRIL 19 SATURDAY 5TH ANNUAL NELSON COUNTY 5K FUN RUN/WALK Start: Apr. 19, 2014 8:30 am End: Apr. 19, 2014 10:30 am Venue: Nelson County High School Phone: 434-263-8317 Address: 6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949 (NELSON) A SPECIAL AFTON AFTER HOURS WITH BET WILLIAMS AND THE FAMILY BAND LIVE Start: Apr. 19, 2014 6:00 pm End: Apr. 19, 2014 8:30 pm Venue: Afton Mountain Vineyards Phone: 540-456-8667 Address: 234 Vineyard Lane, Afton, VA 22920 (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.

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.

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WINTERGREEN RESORT PREMIER PROPERTIES 434-325-8018 Mountain Inn Loop Wintergreen, VA NELSON COUNTY The official real estate office of Wintergreen Resort. Contact us for sales and purchases of lots, homes and condos in Stoney Creek and on the mountain.

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.

LIST YOUR EVENT Want to be included in our event calendar? Visit BlueRidgeLife.com/events and click on “Submit an Event.” We’ll try to publish as many events as possible (see opposite page), space permitting. Deadline for next month’s issue is the 15th. APRIL 2014

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G REAL ESTATE RENTED! - 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 backup 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 $1200 RENTED! - 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 $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 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.

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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. 22920 - Afton 540-949-5246 $550 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

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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

HOME & GARDEN DEER REPELLENT REPELS Deer, Rabbit and Groundhog Repellent. Safe, non toxic, natural proteins bind to plant surfaces. No waxes to clog sprayers. Safe for all plants. Weatherproof, effective 60-90 days. Won’t harm children or pets. 8oz. volume makes 10 gallons. Guaranteed or your money back.Posted By: D. Edwards 22920 - Afton 540-464-1969 $12.95 + $5.95 S&H SOLD! - Riding Lawnmower 2013 Airens Riding Lawnmower, 22 HP, V-Twin, Auto 46” w/ 3 year extended warranty. Used 1 season. Excellent condition. Moving and do not need.Posted By: Dawn Thomas 22922 - Arrington/Tye River $1000 obo Rain Barrels Oak Whiskey Barrels. Power-washed, brass spigot, overflow, hose-adaptable, all set up to install.Posted By: Charleen Justice ALBEMARLE COUNTY 540-471-7484 $150.00 delivered

SERVICES www.PaintIT.com Are you waiting for another painter to get to your project? Don’t! We have 30 years experience and are located right here! Free Estimates and fast work. Read our testimonials online at www.PaintIT.com Posted By: Paul Burns 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen $TBD

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Classic Sports Car 1994 Mitsubishi VR 4 Twin Turbo, 3000. Limited Edition, One Owner, Garage Kept. Dark Green, 6 Speed Standard Shift, Leather Seats, New Tires, New Trans, New Clutch. Mint Condition. Posted By: Linda Calderone 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-2226 $7500 OBO

John Deere 272 Grooming mower 1985 John Deere 272 Grooming Mower. Good condition. Garage kept, needs new blades and possibly one bearing on middle shaft. Posted By: Bill Mitchell 22969 - Schuyler 757-430-1715 $1000

FURNITURE Queen size box spring Box spring for queen size mattress. $45. Chasingflow at hotmail dot com. Posted By: G 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen $45 LADDERBACK DINING ROOM CHAIRS Set of six solid cherry ladderback chairs, sturdy, rush seats, armless, in excellent condition. No table. These real-deal, can’t-beat-the-price chairs are to be picked up in Boonsboro section of LYNCHBURG. Moving sale. Pix upon request. Posted By: Amy 22901-22911 Charlottesville 434-384-6466 $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

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 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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