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897 Blue Ridge Dr.

145 Firtree Dr.

28 Pinnacle Dr.

23 Ash Ln.

(Chestnut Springs 23) $495,000.00 MLS#542573

(Laurel Ridge 77) $185,000.00 MLS#535840

(Treeloft 30) $285,000.00 MLS#546811

(Devils Knob 11 22) $675,000.00 MLS#549068

Impeccably maintained home with outstanding extras. Contemporary style with seasonal views from 2 decks. Open floor plan on main level with Master bedroom boasting vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, built in dresser, huge walk in closet, steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and Toto toilet! 3 other bedrooms on the terrace level and a sitting room with sofa bed that can be used as additional sleeping space. Some features include Hardwood red oak floors, granite counter tops, XL washer and dryer, paved driveway, radon detector, Verizon booster and cable/internet/alarm system paid through October of 2016.

Price Reduced! Although a medium size home, there are extraordinary “large home” features. 1. Fabulous stone work- including a massive central fireplace with exposed stone work on all 4 sides. Also, a stone exterior knee wall on all 4 sides of the house. 2. Huge 2nd story rear south deck for entertaining. (42’x12’) 3.Decking wraps around all 4 sides of the house for convenience and handsome appearance. 4. Loft ceilings & lots of glass providing abundant natural light. 5. New kitchen and appliances. 6. New hardwood floors in great room. 7. Tavern room in the basement with its own deck. 8. Unique circular stairs to 3 levels.

Thomas Jefferson liked octagonal homes and he was a wise man. Own a Jefferson style home on the ski slopes. Located at the top of Tyro with views of the ski slope and the Blue Ridge Mountain. Bright and open floor plan. Nicely updated kitchen. 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the main floor. A bedroom/ den with a full bath on the lower level. Homes like this one, on the top of Tyro and only a few steps away from the ski lift and Eagles Swoop, rarely come on the market. Take the opportunity to lock this property in for your family for the next ski season.

Wonderful all year round mountain views from almost every room in the house. Many large windows throughout the home make the open floor plan also very bright. Beautiful architectural design throughout the house. 2 story stone fireplace in the great room. Large kitchen with breakfast area. Master bedroom on the main floor and another, larger master suite on the second floor. One car garage with storage space. Oversized mud room/ laundry. Almost every bedroom has a walk-in closet. Lots of storage. Home offers 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths but one of the bedrooms is currently used as a den.Conveys with beautiful furnishings. Must see to appreciate.

Mountain Lots

12 High Pasture Ln.

71 Deerberry Ln.

(Pryor’s Camp 78) $469,000.00 MLS#549215

(Shamokin Springs 13) $42,500.00 MLS#447440

Custom built in 2009 by a renowned local craftsman. This home today looks like it was built yesterday, in wonderful condition. Beautifully furnished and ready for you to move in and start enjoying the Wintergreen lifestyle. Very efficient floor plan with 5 bedrooms, beautiful great room, large kitchen and a second den on the first floor. Lots of mountain charm in the exposed wood beams, floor to ceilings stone fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. 3 large decks of which two are partially covered. Nice open floor plan. Flat driveway with extra parking. Privately nestled in the woods. Close to resort amenities. The perfect mountain get away.

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.


542 Pedlars Edge Dr. (Pedlars Edge 69) $55,000.00 MLS#530929

Price Reduced! Seasonal mountain views with potential for a window of all year round views. Close to the ski slopes. Gently sloping homesite and perfect for a home with a finished lower level. Located in an established and quiet neighborhood. Good value for this market.


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11 Bucksaw Ln.

(Chestnut Springs 76) $38,000.00 MLS#548754 Great building lot. Almost level at the front for a level driveway and parking and then gently sloping at the back. Home could be built to take full advantage of the privacy and beautiful trees at the rear of the lot. Gorgeous ferns cover the homesite and you can leave these as your natural landscape. Surrounded by nice homes. At a very short drive to the Chestnut Springs Pool Park. Your mountain retreat here would feel secluded and yet you are only a few minutes away from most of the resort amenities. Priced to sell.

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45 Butternut Ln.

(Laurel Ridge 15) $29,000.00 MLS#523100


Price Reduced! Very attractive homesite in a very established neighborhood.

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218 Ravens Roost Lane Welcome to Ravens Nest, a 5 BR, 4.5 BA home with 2 living rooms and 2 masters. Open dining/ kitchen with granite counters, wood cabinets and SS appliances leads to a living room with stone fireplace and wall of windows. Master BR on main floor has granite sinks, separate shower and jetted tub. Laundry/mudroom and half bath on main floor. Downstairs has kitchenette and 2nd living room, walk-out access and 2 BR/BAs. Upstairs has a loft, 2 BRs and full bath. Wooded lot with seasonal views. Popular on the private rental market. $449,000

261 Sawmill Creek Lane This 5 BR, 3.5 BA home is situated on 2.72 private acres with pond frontage. It boasts an open floor plan, a wall of windows overlooking the back yard and pond with seasonal mountain views. Excellent finishes in the gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, first-floor master suite with a walk-in closet, media room, and attached 2-car garage. The back yard features flower beds, a fenced vegetable garden, and wooded areas. Conveniently located only minutes from the clubhouse, Lake Monocan, Nellysford, and 30 minutes to Charlottesville. Reduced price! $449,900

952 Blue Ridge Drive The many features in this 5 BR, 4 BA home include tile floors throughout with radiant heat, top-tier Brazilian soapstone kitchen countertops and tile backsplash, handsome wood railings, wood ceilings, exotic tile application in baths, and the list goes on. Relax on the full front and rear porches. The living room with stone fireplace, family room downstairs and loft room offer elbow room for everyone. Only minutes from the Chestnut Springs swimming pool, golf and the resort amenities. This would be a wonderful rental income property. $439,000

2035 Stone Ridge This renovated 2 BR, 2 BA condo is sold furnished. Renovations include a new kitchen with hickory cabinets, granite countertops, tile floor, stainless steel appliances and new fixtures/lighting. Bathrooms have new hickory cabinets and granite countertops. New full-size washer and dryer, flooring throughout and fresh paint. Tremendous privacy overlooking woods and distant view of golf course and mountains. Relax in style and enjoy the perks of walking to the Wintergarden Spa and Aquatics, tennis, golf, and ski transportation. $129,900

65 Wind Thistle Court This 3 BR, 3.5 BA home is full of charm with a stone fireplace, sunroom and a very comfortable floor plan. From the sunroom, walk onto the deck that overlooks the very private swimming pool. Bring the kids and grandkids! You will love the beautiful landscaping with mature Japanese maples and extensive plantings that enhance your privacy.


Nelson County 2118 Cub Creek Road Fantastic mountain views from this 3 BR, 2 BA property just 15 minutes to Wintergreen, Route 151 breweries, distilleries, and restaurants. Would make a wonderful retreat or permanent home. Sited on 108 acres with abundant wildlife and stunning vistas. It has an open floor plan and is maintenance free, with hardwood floors on the first level and berber carpet upstairs. Seller may consider owner financing. $695,000

44 Arrowwood Lane This gorgeous Arts and Crafts home with year-round mountain views is the definition of luxury and style. Boasting 3 BR, 3.5 BA, a gourmet kitchen, 2-car garage, covered porches, first floor master, luxury baths, tongue and groove vaulted ceilings. Recently finished lower-level entertainment room has two additional bedrooms (without windows) for a total of 5 BR. Paved driveway and much more. $599,900

3975 North Fork Road Rare opportunity! This 45+ acres has frontage on both North Fork Tye River and tumbling Durhams Run, both native trout waters. And it adjoins the George Washington National Forest! Beautifully level area waiting for your getaway. Approved in 2006 for a cabin septic system. South facing and long frontage both sides of State Route 687. Unsurpassed natural beauty awaits your discovery. Parking pulloff at bridge across Durhams Run and also near opposite corner at a riverside campsite. $159,000

27 Veery Lane This home is nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking Devils Knob golf with 4 BR (2 master suites), great room with stone fireplace, wood floors, cathedral ceiling and 2 sitting areas. Remodeled kitchen with granite, large deck. Ideal for family and friends, offering private sleeping areas and inviting living spaces. Located in the center of Devils Knob Village, close to all activities. Currently rented on VRBO, it’s been a favorite, grossing over $24,000 annually. $349,000

1059 Bryant Mountain Road Few homes possess the warmth and sophistication found in this 3 BR, 3.5 BA home. Upon entry, sightlines offer an uninterrupted prospect across the Blue Ridge. Heated tumbled agate and reclaimed wood flooring, custom fixtures including a deepbasin, hammered-copper kitchen sink, and a professionally designed and installed fountain garden are a small sample of the qualities of this fine home. Near Wintergreen, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the best of Nelson County’s agri-tourism businesses. $799,000

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148 White Oak Drive

Location, size, and investment income with this exquisite resort home. This beautiful 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is located on a quiet street that is close to the Mountain Village and resort amenities (skiing, restaurants, concerts). Tastefully decorated, this airy home has plenty of room to entertain a crowd. Sold furnished & ready to enjoy. Large kitchen with cherry cabinets opens to the dining room, great room and deck with seasonal mountain views. Four fireplaces throughout for a cozy mountain feel. This home boasts three sizable living areas, two spacious Master Bedrooms with fireplaces and sitting areas. Large mudroom with bench and ample storage. Many built-in cabinets. Fiber cement exterior siding. Multi zone central air and heat. One of the top 5 rental income properties at Wintergreen Resort! Offered at $649,900! Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (546513)





1206 Blue Ridge Drive Six bedrooms, 4 full baths and two fireplaces! This house is currently on the wintergreen resort rental program and doing well. Enjoy the private setting of the woodlands from the two large decks. This is a great house for entertaining and can easily be shared by multiple families. This house needs a little updating to make it a gold standard on the rental program... the rental income will increase if updated. Offered at $349,900. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (549341)




910 Devils Knob Loop

438 Three Ridges Condo


988 Devils Knob Loop Premier lot with fantastic VIEWS on Devils Knob Loop! Very build-able site in a great neighborhood among million dollar homes. One of the last view lots on Devils Knob. Call agent for building questions. $349,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (516671)

25 West Elkwood Drive

At just 10 years old, this home has much to offer and the price is right. Four bedrooms plus a game room and a bonus room one of which could be used as a fifth bedroom or home office. Features: Great room with vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace with stone facing inside and out; kitchen with maple cabinetry and stainless range & fridge; master bath with jetted tub and separate shower; one car garage; expansive wrap-around decking; fenced area for dogs. Turnkey and ready for you! Offered at $395,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (546857)


Just across from Dobie condos and at only a minute walk to the ski slopes, this two bedroom Three Ridges condo has everything the ski-front condo has except the premium price! Granite counters in kitchen; tile floors in the baths; plus, some of the cheapest condo dues at Wintergreen! $101,050. Contact Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (538283)









31 Deer Springs Lane




Amazing mountain views from this pristine lot at wintergreen. Come build your dream home on the nicest view lot on the mountain. Huge year around views in all directions from this beautiful lot. Call agent for building ideas on this lot! Offered at $319,000 - Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (532806)





19 Rock Dove Lane


This chalet-style home captures the spirit of an era of mountain home designs loved through the generations. The vaulted great room is anchored by a real stone fireplace and flows seamlessly to the dining area and kitchen. A new master suite addition was completed in 2007 along with a new roof and skylights. $329,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (539170)



Brand new construction by solid rock properties. 2400 sq. Feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths with walk-out basement. This spacious floor plan includes gourmet kitchen with hickory cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Master bathroom has tiled shower, glass enclosure, double vanity. All Pella windows and doors, hardwood flooring, hardi-plank siding, and 50 year roof. Nice decks off front and back. One year full warranty included. House is located in a great neighborhood with wonderful curb appeal. Offered at $349,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (541411)





17 Pitcher Plant Lane

Great value for this beautifully maintained home. This home has nice seasonal views and is located in a very private setting on a quiet street. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, just under 2500 sq. Feet of living makes this a must see for under $300k. The home is located just above Shamokin Springs trail for hiking and enjoying the water fall. $275,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (545515)

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Looking for incredible value and Wintergreen’s most prestigious address? Savor the incredible mountain views from this home on Devils Knob Loop. Property features a significant home with 4,500+ SF, a two car garage addition, more than 1,000 SF of decking. Act quickly! $640,000. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (515589) AIC RM






1447 Highlands Condos

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@outlook.com (540329)

1459 Ledges Condos

Panoramic views from this nicely furnished two bedroom condo at Ledges. New decks and other exterior upgrades at Ledges completed. Great location close to Highlands slopes, Wintergarden Spa, Devils Knob Golf and Tennis. Wood burning fireplace with nice built in cabinets, two full baths, central air and heat, updated kitchen. Condo was rated Gold in Wintergreen rental under prior owner so good rental potential. Offered at $165,000! For more information contact Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 or smsales1@aol.com. (545335)

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These are emerging out of “The Silver Otter”


red wings rituals

SaturdayS 8– 12 IN NELLYSFORD

Have littles? Bring transporation.


deploying the NUCU Nikki’s Underground Crisis Unit, West Virginia bound.


basic necessities ................. 9 cover story ............................11 at home with marlo ......... 23 this old/new house ............ 25 embrace the adventure ... 33 sam’s garden ..................... 34 ask the dr. ......................... 35 event calendar ................. 36 business directory ............ 37 classifieds .......................... 38 games ................................... 39

on the cover Photo credit: Greg and Linda Heuer “The Silver Otter,” an Airstream belonging to Greg and Linda Heuer, sits parked in the foggy forest of Camden, Maine. Story on page 11.



thepublishers Peyton’s come a long way since her days of stubbornly affixing herself to the beach blanket and playing with the sand as her brother challenged bay currents. But she’s 5, going on 6, and this was the year she became a “big kid” in her eyes. “Adam, look! Kids!” Part of the reason why we love escaping to the undisclosed sand beach on the bay is the privacy. And though the kids are pretty good at entertaining themselves in a place void of putt-putt and bumper cars, if they see kids, they run over to them like flies over ... “A dead horseshoe crab. Yuck!!!” squealed the slightly taller of the two twin girls who had appeared on the beach two cottages down. “Hello, my name is Adam and this is my sister, Peyton. Let’s play!” The girls, who were from South Carolina, were with their grandmother and staying at their uncle’s cottage. Over the next couple of days, the kids kept their distance from the overbearing adults, tethering inner tubes to the bulkheads, scouring the sands for crabs and pirate treasures. The washed up remains of a dolphin

– which had begun to emit a most incredible aroma – received a proper burial, adorned with seaweed, twigs and shells. A neighbor (I thought this place was private?) donated an empty beer can. After quitting a game of twister once the sun started going down (too many mosquitoes), the kids invited the girls for an elaborate bayside dinner. “Do you like cornbread?” Peyton asked her new friend. “I love cornbread!” she beamed, her South Carolina showing. And we love random sandy haired kids with sun kissed faces chowing down on cornbread. Enjoy! Yvette and Tommy Stafford


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basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz www.basicnecessities.com www.kaypfaltz.com Virginia Wines, Part II Last month we dipped our tongues into Virginia wines, and this month continues with more fine examples. Because my favorite Virginia wines tend to be white or rosé, I often steer customers toward these over reds. This month we focus on a few exceptional reds. But first, one white. It is summer. Grace Estate Chardonnay, 2014 – Fads and styles come and go, and nowhere is this more true than in the wine world. Americans fell in love with Chardonnay then decided they’d had enough. The pendulum swings: oak, stainless, concrete. One decade it’s jammy Shiraz, the next decade ushers unmanipulated, natural wines, trendy oranges wines, and on it goes. If looking for a creamy Chardonnay, not too oaky, but still soft and buttery, reminiscent of those old Burgundies you once could afford, a blend between New World Chardonnay and Burgundy, look no farther than your own back yard. Grace Estate’s Chardonnay is made with steam bent barrels (as it sounds, the

bending and shaping of the barrels through steam), and has all the rich, ripe exotic fruit notes that good New World Chardonnay can possess, without being knocked over with an oak two by four. It’s soft and creamy on the palate, with notes of vanilla, pineapple and pear. $22.99 Now the reds, and not just any reds, but serious, age-worthy reds for that special meal. Pollak, Petit Verdot, 2012 –Like Viognier is to the whites, Petit Verdot creeps—or perhaps leaps—in as Virginia’s new star. In Bordeaux, where it’s used as a blending grape, Petit Verdot doesn’t always ripen well, but in Virginia’s climate, it can thrive. Pollack’s example is beautiful, with enough tannins to age nicely, together with notes of tobacco, plum, leather, pepper and spice. $32.99 Bluestone Vineyard, Houndstooth, 2012 – A blend of mostly Merlot and Cabernet Franc, like right bank Bordeaux, blended with lesser amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The rich Houndstooth see two years in French Oak, which helps give it the structure and allows it to cellar for more years. Vibrant dark plummy fruit, with clove, cardamom,

and toast. $29.99 King Family Meritage, 2014 – Meritage is the closest America has to Bordeaux, and here, with the addition of Malbec, once used often in Bordeaux but now seen more in France’s southwest, we see the classic Bordeaux blend of yore. Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. Dark raspberry jam, sweet spices and rose petals. Silky on the palate but will benefit from aging. $32.99 Try also their Crosé rosé, delicious. And their orange wine, outstanding. Mountfair – The wines (all reds and all Bordeaux blends) at Mountfair are another little stellar gang that wooed my palate from the start. Never mind that Mountfair is a private estate now, you can still join their wine club and taste these wellmade reds. Riaan’s R - And to finish off that special meal, Riaan Rossouw’s portstyle R, with a hunk of blue. Pre-order only. We, at Basics, have long known that whatever Riaan touches turns to gold (or delicious grape juice) and we’re happy to see the rest of the wine world is now noticing, too. Check out Riaan in last month’s Wine Enthusiast. Congratulations Lovingston!

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A taste of Europe in the Blue Ridge!

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Amherst - $435,000 - Circa 1870 restored w/ addition on 3.8 acres elevated above Buffalo River. Sue Harvey: 434.426.3755

Arrington - $329,000 - 3BR, 2 BTH home on 8.6 acres with 300’ of Tye River frontage. Home refurbished. Malcolm Fleming: 434.942.9376

Tye River - $329,900 - 35 acres of pastoral perfection with well-maintained large 3BR brick ranch. Andy Youngs: 434.942.9795

Arrington - $234,900 - 4BR, 2BTH, 2 acres, Mountain Views, County water, Open flr plan. Lynn Bowling: 434.941.3126

Arrington - $189,900 - 30.88 acre private setting, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, pool, steam/creek, riding trails. Pat Malchow: 434.946.9889

Massies Mill - $170,000 - 45.43 acres, Mountain Views, All hardwoods, Stream/Creek, road frontage. Malcolm Fleming: 434.942.9376

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

Norwood - $145,900 - 28.02 acre with outstanding views of the James River, Road frontage, timber value. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Tye River - $139,500 7.49 ac. w/ accessible Buffalo River frontage, perced, well, electric, 12’x12’ Pavillion Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Lovingston - $122,000 - Multi building sites on 35.005 ac. w/hdwoods, state rd frontage, stream, 2 rds into property. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Tyro - $55,000 - Enjoy the sounds from Campbells Creek on this private 6.86 ac. Borders National Forest. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Schuyler - $50,000 - 7.01 Acres – Beautiful property on Green Creek Rd w/3 ac. open & 4 ac. wooded. Christiane Gathright: 540.222.8415

Shipman - $24,900- No Restrictions. 6.03 acres. Numerous building sites, Perked and electric on site. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Arrington - $24,500 - Level 2 ac. building lot w/ mixed hardwoods, perked, st. road frontage, electric. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Arrington - $20,000 - 5.02 acres near Tye River. Wooded. Level to rolling, priced under assessment. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Schuyler - $15,000 - 1.57 Acres Building lot on Glade Rd is mostly wooded w/stream. No restrictions. Christiane Gathright: 540.222.8415

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Greg and Linda Heuer were a couple of crazy kids back in the day. In addition to being one of Nellysford’s sweetest couples, they are the proud owners of an Airstream they’ve named “The Silver Otter.”


Might as well surrender, because the baby boomers have taken over.

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Over the past five years, Greg and Linda Heuer, a cat named Sylva, and one Airstream tagged the ‘Silver Otter’ have traveled to every state in the U.S.A. – minus Alaska and Rhode Island – but they plan to knock both of those off the list by 2018. “We were tent-ers, we camped when the boys were little,” Greg tells me from a couch upholstered in a western-themed fabric at one end of the Airstream. “But we’ve gotten older and developed a certain attachment to plumbing. “I didn’t really care what kind of trailer I got, but a childhood friend of mine said, ‘Go look at Airstreams’. And that’s the way it’s worked out.

“There are Airstreams, and there is everything else. The Airstream is not like anything else on the market and once you understand that, you fall in love and you gotta have one.”


Greg and Linda Heuer have taken the “Silver Otter” around the country. Check out those views of Fruita Canyon at Colorado National Monument (above). Their Airstream has also been to Sanibel Island, Florida (below).


When they’re not riding down the highway looking for adventure, they are nestled up in their log cabin located at the south edge of the Rockfish Valley. In 1999 the couple came down from Northern Virginia on motorcycles searching for some land to call their own. This duo has traveled around the world – to Europe, to Africa, to so many places I’m dizzy from envy – and they chose Nelson County, Virginia as their permanent address. “We came over here and fell in love, and like many people, didn’t want to leave.” Somehow they do gather the strength to leave Nelson, but how in the world – pun intended – do these two decide where to travel next? continued on page 14


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Linda Heuer enjoys a brew with a view at Promise Land State Park in Pennsylvania. Silva, the Heuers’ cat, is a good travel buddy.


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“That depends sometimes on Greg’s business. It takes us across the country or into one of the provinces of Canada, so then that will give us a set of destinations in between. Some we’ve visited before and some that are brand new,” says Linda, donning a hat that happens to match the blue stripe on the outside of the Airstream. “I work for a national trade association for wood working. As a result, we have national conventions that we go to, so each of these gives you an end point for travel,” explains Greg. “She breaks out the AAA books and the Smithsonian books and we find things to see on the way.” When they’re not away “on business,” other road trips consist of caravanning with more Airstreams. “Best of the Blue Ridge” is an Airstream caravan that starts down in Asheville, North Carolina and ends in Staunton. But there are different clubs and different units for whichever creed you choose to support. “That’s why there are red numbers on some Airstreams and not others,” Linda explains. “The ones who have red numbers, like ours is 1927, belong to the club that organizes those caravans.” Together they drive their Airstreams, they camp their Airstreams, and they have many discussions about their Airstreams. This behavior could be considered obsessive, excessive even, but one could argue that there are worse things to be absorbed in. And when you’re talking about Airstreams, it’s more than just a motor vehicle – it’s a lifestyle that’s been around for decades. Linda adds, “Not a lot of the design has changed

since they were first invented in the late ‘20s, early ‘30s by a man who had been in the aeronautical field.” “Wally Byum, who founded the company and worked for Curtiss-Wright Aircraft, in 1936 made his first Airstream,” Greg continues. “It’s the aluminum construction that is like an airplane fuselage – [the tube shape body of a plane] – it’s built in the same way. It’s called “monocoque” construction [a French term for ‘single shell’], and it’s all unitized, so that all the ribs and all the outside are all aluminum, which makes Airstreams much, much lighter, and then their shape makes them pull through the air better.” “They are the only camper company that existed prior to the Depression that’s still in existence,” explains Linda. “60-65% of Airstreams ever built are still registered on the road.” One question the Heuers often get is, (and this they say in a familiar, almost practiced unison with a subtle hint of annoyance, so it really must be frequently asked), “Oh, are they still making those?” “Well, yeah!” Greg exclaims, throwing his hands into the air. “And not only are they still making those, this year they added ninety-two thousand square feet to the plant. They can’t make ‘em fast enough to keep their dealers supplied! “Because what is it? It’s us, right? The baby boomers! We’re at the leading edge of the boomers, but there’s people following us who are all retiring and they all want an adventure. And of course the Airstream brand is an icon… So they adventure. “Frankly, it’s a cult.” BRL


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$599,672.00 (1-H C3) MLS#549340 This home was designed and built by Windjammer Construction for the current original owners. Careful consideration was given in site selection, offering spectacular views over the pond, as well as extreme privacy. Wonderful seasonal mountain views. Mature landscaping. 2 car detached garage with covered breezeway. Screened porch. Open and flowing floorplan. Main floor master suite. Custom oversized oak woodwork and trim. Custom handmade staircase. Authentic stone fireplace in living room. Built in sound system inside and outside. Double HVAC systems. Security system and home run wiring panel. Brick and fiber cement exterior.

98 Wind Thistle Ct.

$549,675.00 (1-E D13) MLS#542266 This home is as close to perfect as one can get. Meticulously kept and in mint condition. 3 zone HVAC, wired for a generator, native stone fireplace, master bedroom on main level, kitchen Aid appliances and soapstone counters, over-sized garage, “man cave” over garage, office off of master bedroom, gourmet kitchen, wet bar, hardwood floors. It has it all.

27 Black Walnut Ln.

$529,678.00 (1-H A9) MLS#546332 This custom built home was built for the original owners as a retirement home. Large, quiet, private 2+ acre setting backs up to a creek that is fed from the small fishing pond across the street. First floor is fully handicap accessible. A large custom stone fireplace in the great room is accented by vaulted ceilings with a soaring wall of Peach-tree windows, with outstanding fenestration. Walk-in wet bar with automatic ice maker is on an end wall to the great room. Rewarded west exposure offers great light. Rear deck with screened in gazebo. Covered front porch has slate floor and stone facade. An exceptional value anywhere in Central Virginia.

3273 Old Stoney Creek Rd.

$139,578.00 (Chestnut Flats L) MLS#547447 The perfect cabin for the wilderness enthusiast. Perfect for the trout fisherman or grouse hunter. This is a unique property. It is located in the back country of Wintergreen in Shamokin Gorge with a lot of frontage on Stoney Creek. It has a bunkhouse in addition to the cabin and the owners say they can sleep 12 and it has a fireplace and kerosene heater for the winter nights and that heats the house warmly per the owner. There is also a generator being left with the house in addition to a very serviceable four wheeled drive truck for getting in and out during deep snows. A new buyer should have a 4 wheel drive SUV or truck if not using the one at the house to cross the creek at Peggy’s Pinch.

STONEY CREEK LOTS 226 Hooded Warbler Ln.

August Apple Harvest Schedule 20th – HoneyCrisp (pick-your-own) Gala (pre-picked only) 27th – McIntosh (pre-picked only) Visit our website www.DickieBros.com for additional information. 2685 Dickie Rd. Roseland, VA 22967

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$39,900.00 (1-I C11) MLS#548029 Private and quiet site near the end of Hooded Warbler Lane. A babbling brook meanders across the property. Mature hardwoods and cool temperatures. Elegant neighboring homes.

1752 Black Walnut Dr.

$44,900.00 (1-I G41) MLS#548017 A large and beautiful site sitting high in the foothills of Stoney Creek. Enjoy cooler mountain air and loads of privacy. The site offers a large amount of road frontage and several terrific shelves on which to build ...meaning lots of options for properly siting your dream home.

970 Stoney Creek West

$65,000.00 (1-E A28) MLS#546924 Beautiful golf front home site with wide frontage (174’) on the golf course. Location at the bend in this long par 5 on Shamokin makes for a long view in either direction. Lot is level and offers a great site for a new home on the course.

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Annual Community Hop Harvest TUESDAY

AUGUST 9 11 AM - 2 PM



HOP PICKIN’ • LIVE MUSIC Volunteer for 2 hours and

YOUR LUNCH IS ON US! Open Mon. - Sat. 11 am - 10 pm Sunday 11 - 9 pm

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I am a woman of tradition. I like the consistencies. On the other end of the spectrum, I like the ever-changing variables. Red Wing Roots Music Festival is a perfect example. My boyfriend, Luke and I camp in the same spot every year, in the grassy “J Loop” circle next to our bosses from Blue Mountain Brewery and with the same handful of coworkers they don’t have to pay us to get along with. We set up camp and share meals together, we work and attend shows together, we even share a single airplane bottle of whiskey in the crowd together. This is our tradition. This much has remained the same. Unlike our behavior at the event, which has varied every year. The first year we attended wide-eyed and unaware. Fresh into our new relationship, we danced inebriated in the front row to the Steel Wheels, we wandered late-night through the abandoned moonlit fields and stages, we fell in love. The second year we were slightly more prepared yet somewhat more exhausted, and I found myself catching the Steel Wheels set and sleeping deeply for the other large chunks of the day. Some may say this was a waste of a festival, however I found it to be completely blissful.

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This year, 2016, the year of the monkey and our third year in attendance – this was to be the best year yet. I started daydreaming and making lists days before we had to leave. You can thank my innate and overwhelming desire to nest, or decorate, or Feng-Shui the crap out of a room (or even a campsite), or you can chalk it up to Pinterest, but I went into that festival ready for some “glamping.” Sure we brought the standard necessities of tent, tarp and beer, but this year we also brought rugs, tapestries, cool chairs, citronella candles (for function and for mood lighting). There’s certain criteria, a checklist if you will, when attending Red Wing, that I want to make sure to complete every year. Having a “home away from home” in our campsite has wedged its way steadfastly onto that list. The rest of the list contains hiking to the overlook above the natural chimneys, drinking excessively, finding an abandoned swimming hole along the river, dancing like I’m from Nelson County, and visiting our favorite food vendors. At the top of that list is watching the Steel Wheels show. After the very first year, I have been absolutely mesmerized by their talent and ability to take command of the stage. If you’ve ever seen them, you’d understand. If you haven’t, make it a priority. Earlier this year I was actually able to meet the lead singer for the Steel Wheels, Trent Wagler at a Red Wing Pre-fest Party. I smiled and shook his hand, totally kept my cool and may or may not have told him that I loved him. And I’ll go ahead and admit

that seeing him again and redeeming myself had also made its way onto my checklist this year. On Monday morning, I woke uncharacteristically early to face society and sobriety, motivated mostly by my bowels more than anything else. I grabbed a roll of toilet paper and walked the short trek to the line of portables. Mornings are always risky for using the bathroom. It’s either totally wrecked from the night before and absolutely without toilet paper, or its freshly cleaned and you can consider yourself having won the lottery. I hit the jackpot. Walking back to the campsite with a sense of triumph, the idea of showering in my freshly cleaned tub was finally within reach and just a short drive away. Most campsites were cleared out by now, only the dedicated stayed through Sunday night, so the remaining souls tend to feel more connected. We smile more as we walk by, we say hello, we aren’t shy. So when I walked by the camper that was just a few sites down from my own, I smiled naturally, and realized mid-wave that I was standing in front of two members of the Steel Wheels, Trent Wagler and Jay Lapp. With the toilet paper roll tucked under my arm as inconspicuously as I could manage, I walked up, gave them both highfives, and told them how much I enjoyed their performances. Trent remembered me <gush> and hugged me <OMG I almost died> and I left with promises of seeing them at next year’s Red Wing. Checklist complete. BRL

September 15 A Basic Skills Workshop of Flower Arranging with Foxie Morgan September 27 A Dried Wreath Workshop for the Fall with Don Haynie October 6 Dalias and Other Fall Flowers with Rod Meek www.PharsaliaEvents.com 434-277-5231 Nelson County, Virginia

Music in the Tasting Room 2:30 to 5:30 pm August 6 - Blues with Jon Spear August 13 - Classic Rock with Ragtop August 14 – Pete Farnham on Acoustic Guitar August 20 – Folk music with Sue Harlow August 21 – Renee Ruth Peckham on Keyboard

August 13 - Special Event: Art Nite in the Winery – 6pm - 9 pm For reservations: www.funniteart.com/event-2273792 Plus – Celebrate the 19th Amendment with vertical tastings of Suffrage Saturday 8/20 and Sunday 8/21 $10/pp – Reservations required

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 AUGUST 2016

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149 Timber Camp ~ Building Lot

137 Pedlars Point

Rod Phillips Sales Associate 434-987-6399

Dawn Perusse Associate Broker 540-454-3300

Fantastic panoramic year round views from this well cared for Five bedroom luxury home on quiet cul de sac at Wintergreen Resort. Two Family rooms with fireplaces, large decks, office, dining room and large master suite all enjoy the unspoiled views of Crawford’s Mtn and wilderness area. Upgrades include gourmet kitchen with granite and custom cabinetry, hardwood floors in main living area, cathedral ceilings and floor to ceiling stone fireplace, multi zone HVAC with air conditioning, wired for generator and more. $799,900 Call or text Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, or email: smsales1@aol.com. (540900)


Walk across to the Chestnut Springs Park and enjoy swimming (Memorial Day to Labor Day), grill stations, and enclosed pavilion – a great amenity available to all owners! This corner lot offers an easy-to-build gentle slope with winter mountain views. $54,900. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (531593)








Jon D. Tsakis Sales Associate 540-836-9211

Totally renovated inside & out! 2-story, 2BR/2BA, 907sf condo w/vaulted ceilings. Includes all appliances, furniture & fixtures! Sleeps 6. New hardiplank siding, W/D & showerheads; Newer Kit appliances, Maple cabinets & countertops. Newer bathroom vanities, faucets, light fixtures & toilets. Master BR on main level. Only 3 stairs fm pkg lot. Assoc supplies wood for FP. Ski closet. Short walk to ski slopes, Mt. Inn & great restaurants. Rental income is above average... $119,000. Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890, dawn.perusse@outlook.com (533153)

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41 Oak Lane Nice buildable lot within walking distance to the Mountain Inn. Enjoy excellent mountain views from this lot. Offered at $85,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399 (532815)



RoseWood at Stoney Creek

Models and building sites available, a 55+ living community in the valley of Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek. Spacious villas & condos, superb craftsmanship, many Universal Design features. Maintenancefree living with sensational views and care-free convenience. Villas from $399,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (497167) www.goWintergreen.com












This water-front home offers long lake views, views of the 5th green, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Abundant windows/doors bring the naturescape inside while patios, decks, and a freeflowing interior make indoor/outdoor living a breeze and entertaining a joy. $849,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (546795) www.goWintergreen.com





512 Hunters Point ~ Stoney Creek

479 Three Ridges Condo

Gavin Sherwood Sales Associate 434-962-0226


37 Grassy Overlook

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)







33 Smoke Rise Top quality renovations and an open floor plan make this home a superb opportunity for the mountain dweller who loves natural light, contemporary styling, granite, vaulted ceilings, and winter mountain views. A light-filled master suite occupies the top floor. Storage abounds both inside and in the garage. $395,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (549262)

Tim Craig Sales Associate 540-416-8498

11 Shenandoah Ridge Court Amazing 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath unit with fantastic views of the Shenandoah and Rockfish valleys. Close to everything this unit is ideally located to experience all that Wintergreen Resort has to offer! Call or email Jon Tsakis 540-836-9211 – Jon.Tsakis@gmail.com. (547885) $299,000






RELAX in this elegant and tastefully decorated & updated 4BR/3.5BA Golf Front end unit. New carpet, wood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, plumbing fixtures & ceiling fans. Recessed lights throughout all 3 levels. Prof decorated with designer paint colors. Propane gas fireplace. Windows on 3 sides w/views of 17th hole from large, wrap-around deck. Only one shared firewall w/no noise above! Private 2-car pkg pad in front & only 3 steps to covered entrance w/separate ski closet. Extensive storage behind Bedrooms #3 and 4. Pull-down stairs to entirely carpeted attic storage area. Walk to Spa. Trillium HOA ($383/mo) covers ext. paint & landscaping, house checks, etc. Feels like detached home w/o the maintenance! Offered at $279,000 – Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890, Dawn.Perusse@outlook.com (535180)




5 Trillium Lane

2 Trillium Lane Townhome





Tons of living space and priced to sell! This bright, spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath golf-front townhome features a large wrap-around large deck and is an easy walk to Spa, Nature Foundation, and Ski shuttle. Enjoy gorgeous golf views of the 17th par 3 on Devils Knob. All furnishings convey. Get this great value before it’s gone! $239,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (540825)

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Wintergreen, Virginia 22958

521 Far Knob Climb

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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23 Wintergreen Drive Incredible value for 3700 square feet of living.....newer construction with very high finishes....Viking appliances, Granite counters, solid wood craftsman style doors throughout, high ceilings, hardwood flooring and much more. Great location next to spa/pool and ski slopes. This floor plan allows for multiple families to enjoy. $429,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (526931)










205 Crawfords Edge

Panoramic year round views from throughout this one of a kind custom home on Wintergreen Mountain! L’Etoile du Nord ( The Star of the North ) is a unique Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design, over 3600 square feet of finished space plus multiple decks and screened porch. Great room with cathedral ceiling, 6 fireplaces, including each bedroom and 2 family rooms. Many built ins, hot tub, pool table, steam shower, security system, bar in second family room, 2 car covered carport. Three zone HVAC is heat pump with AC and gas furnace backup. Level drive & parking. Offered at $975,000 – Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293. smsales1@aol.com (540152)






1219 Blue Ridge Drive

This golf front 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath mountain getaway has been reduced to well under assessed value (by $90,000!) With two family rooms, both with beautiful stone fireplaces, you’ll have lots of room for your family and friends to spread out and relax. Large deck overlooks the third hole of private Devils Knob Golf course. Expansive great room has wood ceilings and open layout to kitchen and dining areas. Comes completely furnished and ready to enjoy. Nelson Co tax assessed at $489,900- great value at $399K! Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (546817)




1445 Beacon Hill Ln

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410 Fawn Ridge This classic timber frame Lindal Cedar chalet is perfect for the family that wants to be a short distance from the upper village amenities. Great open floor plan with lots of natural light. Floor to ceiling arched stone fireplace, exposed cedar ceilings, wood floors both upstairs and down, including bedrooms. Soaring vaulted ceilings with custom window features bring the light indoors. Quality features include, stainless steel appliances, dual heat pumps, oversized soaking tub, granite countertops. $295,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (508030)

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WESTERN ALBEMARLE SCHOOLS - So hard to find! 3.89Acres mostly wooded-level lot in Signal Hill- an attractive, established small development. Convenient to Crozet and to Waynesboro/Fishersville. BOARD YOUR HORSE - Community covenants allow for the boarding of 1 horse on your property! Select your own builder or work with HIGH QUALITY builder -Shenandoah Valley Construction - to build a CUSTOM RESIDENCE of your choice. Offered at $79,500 Call Jon Tsakis 540-836-9211. (541455)


221 Timbers Condos





Unique opportunity to own this Top Floor End Unit. 2 BR / 2 Full Baths. Ski Front Side Timbers Condo. Well maintained and recently remodeled this cozy Ski out jewel won’t last long! Beautiful Views Year Round! Cathedral Ceilings and loft area bedroom with bath. Central location - walk to dining, shopping and more. A Must See!!! Offered at $145,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (548826)



107 Eagles Court Condos

True “walk out” 2 bedroom furnished ski condo on Eagles Swoop slope at Wintergreen. Full kitchen, wood burning fireplace in family room, 2 bathrooms. Patio overlooks slope and mountains, great location a short walk to mountain village shops and restaurants. Snow Tubing Park and Discovery ridge activity center nearby. Could be great rental unit. Low condo fees, exterior renovated with hardie board siding recently, gate activated parking. Ready to enjoy this ski season! Listed by Steve Marianella for $159,000. 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (549172)




157 Mountain Inn Condos Gold Rental on the Wintergreen Resort Rental Program. Located in the heart of the Mountain Village! Close to everything! This 1 bedroom 1 bath condo comes completely furnished - Excellent Rental Investment or Leisure! Short walk to all amenities, 2 restaurants, and SKIING! Call for a showing today! $99,000 Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (539168)


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 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. $649,000. Call Jon Tsakis, Builder 540-836-9211. (536651)






76 Crab Orchard Lane One of Wintergreen’s finest homes with views of the Shenandoah Valley distant mountains and lovely sunsets. This custom built 5 bedroom home has many upgrades, a 2 car garage, soaring great room with cathedral ceiling, den and more. Gourmet kitchen and open dining area this home is great for entertaining guests and family. Lots of deck space, retractable awning, security system, stone fireplace, central a/c, gas heat, KitchenAid gas range, and hardwood floors. Private lot on quiet cul de sac, with unique rock outcroppings and level drive. 4 1/2 baths, nice guest suite above garage, lots of nice furniture conveys. Offered at $724,500. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (541417)





56 Laurel Springs Drive

33 Blue Flint Lane





Very open floor plan full of natural sunlight at the top of Wintergreen! 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and roughly 3,000 SF of living space. Wood ceilings throughout main level. Ceramic tile in foyer, bathrooms, and kitchen/breakfast area. One fireplace in great room and one in terrace-level master bedroom. Screened-in porch on back deck which faces SE direction. Lots of sun and seasonal views of the mountains. The full potential of this home can only be realized after seeing it in-person! Offered at $160,000. Contact Gavin Sherwood – 434-962-0226 or gavinksherwood@gmail.com (545466)





Great location overlooking 11th hole of Devils Knob private golf club. Well maintained 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with level paved driveway, plenty of parking, $5,000 allowance for granite in Kitchen. Two master suites with fireplaces and another fireplace in open great room. Hardwood floors throughout main living area, vaulted ceiling, open layout. Large decks to enjoy the outdoors. New appliances in kitchen in 2009, new water heaters, gas furnace. Roof replaced in 2005. Walk to spa, dining and Devils Knob Golf and Tennis Center. $329,000. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (542647)


29 Briarwood Lane





Totally updated 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse in a great location at Wintergreen. These Westwood town homes rarely come to market. The townhouse was renovated in 2014 and new flooring and painting added in 2015. This home has large bedrooms, huge deck on the Devils Knob Golf course, and a gourmet kitchen. Some features included are, high end granite throughout, new LG appliances, vessel sinks, double deep stainless sink, all new faucets, and much more. Enjoy Blue Ridge and Valley views from some rooms. Two master suites! Recent exterior upgrades include new roof, chimney, and exterior paint. Westwood has very low association fees. $279,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (539621)








15 Shenandoah Ridge Townhome






This 5 bedroom townhome features a renovated kitchen (gorgeous Maple cabinetry and granite counters) and excellent sunset views to the Shenandoah Valley and mountains beyond. Shenandoah Ridge is centrally located for an easy walk to the spa, fitness center, tennis center, and Devils Knob Golf. $281,500. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (529037)







1591 Vistas Condos Breathtaking views of the Rockfish Valley and Wintergreen slopes from this furnished one bedroom, TWO bath condo. Great location near Devils Knob Golf & Tennis, Wintergarden Spa and Black Bear cafe. New carpet installed Jan 2016. Large family room with raised hearth fireplace, full kitchen and laundry, central air and heat. Walk out patio off family room and bedroom. Ready to enjoy this season or continue as a rental unit. Vistas condos has had recent upgrades including new windows and doors, siding, insulation, vapor barriers and dehumidifiers in crawlspace and improved drainage, all paid by owners. Offered at $134,000. Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (541563)



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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Employment Opportunities in Nelson County and Charlottesville with Established, Growing Business-to Business Consulting Company Headquartered in Lovingston, Opening Charlottesville office late Summer 2016, Hiring in Both Locations

• Who are we? másLabor is a 25 person business-to-business consulting company, an industry-leading resource for U.S. employers who participate in the federal H-2A (agricultural) and H-2B (non-agricultural) non-immigrant work visa programs. We work with more than 800 employers in 40 states who collectively employ more than 15,000 seasonal workers annually. Those businesses rely on us for help in understanding complex regulatory requirements and coordinating with multiple government agencies with the objective of locating and hiring U.S. or foreign applicants who are interested in and qualified for traditionally hard-to-fill seasonal jobs.

• What are we looking for? Due to increasing customer demand for our services, we seek additional motivated, high achieving professionals for our main office in Lovingston and a new satellite office in Charlottesville.

In both Lovingston and Charlottesville: Front office positions leading to Case Manager, the professionals who work most directly with our employer clients. Essential pre-requisites are the ability to learn and apply federal regulations governing the H2 programs and related aspects of employment and immigration law, highly developed written and verbal communications abilities, and the ability to interface confidently and professionally with our diverse business owner and manager clientele. Operations positions leading to operations management for production oriented problem solvers with exceptional skills in one or more of the following: input and checking of diverse data necessary to obtain federal labor certifications, visa petitions and worker consular appointments; intelligent use and improvement of sophisticated Microsoft Access and SQL databases and user interfaces; contributions to document design and document management; and communications about technical and logistical issues with government staff and worker facilitators in other countries.

In Lovingston: An accounting professional capable of a Vice President or Controller role. We seek exceptional private sector accounting expertise to guide state-of-the-art internal reporting and corporate governance for másLabor and affiliated business interests. Minimum requirements are a four year degree and five years of public accounting or private sector accounting management experience. CPA or MBA preferred. A bilingual attorney or other business professional who is completely fluent in Spanish and English and can bring exceptional intelligence, professionalism and integrity to communication of best employment practices, informal investigations and other projects related to the recruitment and employment of migrant and seasonal workers. Other essential prerequisites are the same as for Case Manager above. Marketing professionals for the graphic design and crystal clear writing essential to top quality educational and marketing materials. We are experts and industry leaders who need to communicate effectively with business owners and managers, in trade publications and to politicians and public policy leaders. Let us know if you have significant experience and capabilities in those areas. All positions require a minimum of four years of relevant experience (any combination of professional experience in a computer intensive office environment and/or collegiate academic experience); excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; high attentiveness to detail; ability to work independently with little supervision; and a positive, team and success oriented attitude. We expect to provide significant long term career opportunity to individuals with those talents.

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The ups and downs of a recovering market A 2016 midyear real estate summary for Nelson County


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

Market recovery can be slow and steady, and still have pockets of time and data with ups and downs. In looking at the bigger picture of years past, the Nelson County market has shown some improvement and stabilization. However, the journey to recovery may have a number of fluctuating factors. Here is a midyear overview with historical references to provide a greater understanding of where our local market is and may be heading. Data is extracted from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Midyear Countywide Overview; 106 residential properties sold in Q1/ Q2 of 2016 which represents a 2.75% decrease from the same midyear period in 2015 when 109 properties sold. Midyear Statistical Comparison; Q1/Q2 2015 recap: 109 sales, median price $157,500, average price $225,340, average price per sq ft $135.38, average days on market

(DOM) 209. Q1/Q2 2016: 106 sales, median price $211,500, average price $250,446, average price per sq ft $128.34, average DOM 180. The number of midyear sales was relatively unchanged. However, price increased for the median and average, but not on price per sq ft. The increase in median was a factor of having such an unusually low midyear median in 2015, which was not the historical trend. (Midyear median price in past 5 years: 2012 - $220,000, 2013 - $222,500, 2014 - $220,000, 2015 - $157,500, 2016 - $211,500) The median increase can be attributed to a shift in the types of properties purchased. Midyear 2015 had greater demand for value properties with 30 properties selling below 100k and only 11 selling above 400k. Midyear 2016 shifted with fewer sales below 100k, 19, and more sales above 400k, 13. The price per sq ft was not drastically different as the size of the homes sold increased; the average home size sold in midyear 2015 was

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1,653 sq ft compared to 1,903 sq ft in 2016. Condos, with smaller floorplans, accounted for fewer of the 2016 sales which may have contributed to the increase in median price with minimal impact on price per sq ft. Residential properties have sold more quickly in 2016 with a reduction in average days on market of nearly 14%. Projections: Based on historical figures, I would expect an improvement in the number of sales for the remainder of the year. I think it will be optimistic to think that the price per sq ft will increase as it has shown incremental reductions. (Price per sq ft – year end 2014 - $141.50, midyear 2015 - $135.38, yearend 2015, $130.66, midyear 2016 - $128.34) Midyear Sales Summary by Locality; Nelson County sales encompass three main markets, Wintergreen (mountain) with 48 sales, Stoney Creek (valley) with 10 sales, and all other non-resort or county properties with 48 sales. When comparing midyear 2015 and 2016 sales, market


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improvement was noted in the county (up 20%) and in Stoney Creek (up 43%). Wintergreen experienced a drop in sales of 23%. Within the county, Afton represented 25% of all sales in the non-resort localities. Midyear Land Sales; Countywide 37 parcels of land sold in midyear 2016 compared to 27 in midyear 2015. Stoney Creek saw the greatest increase in sales of 100%, followed by the county (non-resort) sales with an increase of 35%. Wintergreen sales declined by 20%. Variables such as location, views, acreage, condition and features can affect values. For further explanation and comparison relative to a property you want to sell or purchase, contact a real estate professional. 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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Location: 175 Mountain Field Trl, Nellysford, Virginia Offered at: $130,500 Comments: Cute cottage home in Horizons Eco Village sitting on a privatewooded 5 acre lot. This quaint home offers over sized rooms and ample space inside. Outside you find a great deck to enjoy the quiet peaceful location, as well as a over-sized shed for storage. Convenient Nelson County location, just minutes from Wintergreen Resort and various wineries, breweries, restaurants, shopping, and nature trails. Contact: Kyle Olson Montague, Miller & Co. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Westfield 540-649-4131

Location: 102 Towler Way, Afton, Virginia Offered at: $429,900 Comments: Bring your horses! At the end of a quiet country lane sits this picturesque farmette consisting of 28+ acres. Home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, great room with fireplace, family room with fireplace, and a bonus room. There is a garage and a two stall horse barn. Approximately 2 acres in fenced pasture. The remaining acreage is wooded and provides ample space for creating trails for riding and walking. Convenient to many all Nelson has to offer and Charlottesville. Contact: Chastity Morgan Mountain Area Realty 434-941-5883


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In the dead of winter last January, I spontaneously decided to intern with Suzanna Stone at Owl Craft Healing Ways; a nine month herb course. Inspired by my mother and her friends who found a connection with plants, using them in ways many have forgotten about. I was more than intrigued to learn how to care for myself, making my own medicine. Growing up, going to the doctor was usually the last resort. My mother chose a route less traditional, yet so much more empowering to me. Suzanna teaches her interns medicinal syrups, tinctures, salves, plant identification, fermentation, and much more. One of my favorites so far has been fermentation. Fermenting foods and beverages create probiotics that help with digestion. So what I’m trying to say is—yes! Soda can be healthy! In fact I encourage you to drink up. At least this kind…Great way to get kids to drink their probiotics. Greeting the fall with a stupid grin across my face, I am getting into the spicy autumn spirit with an apple, lemon, and cinnamon lacto-fermented soda, a blackberry, persimmon, and lemon soda, and a garlicky kimchi. BRL

Lacto-Fermented Soda: 1/4 c. plant material and/or fruits/ berries (blackberries, persimmon, apple etc.) 1/2 c. honey 1 c. yogurt whey Juice of 1/2 a lemon Non-chlorinated water 1. Mix ingredients together in a 2 quart jar, screw on lid and place on counter for 1-4 days. 2. Strain into 2 glass bottles with screw tops. Leaving 2-3” headspace for CO2 to build. 3. Let ferment on counter for another 2-4 days, transfer to fridge. 4. Enjoy! ATTN: If you live in a house with no AC, things can ferment extremely fast, so keep an eye on that bottle so it doesn’t explode! (May or may not have happened to me …)

Kimchi: Throw together any kind of veggies you want! I did: Shredded carrots and cabbage, garlic, onions, arugula, habenero and sea salt 1. Chop onions, shred cabbage and onions, dice garlic 2. Mix in a bowl adding salt as you go to draw out juices. Roughly 3 TBS of salt per 5lbs of veggies. 3. Pound to further release juices, pack jar and weight down (with a ziplock of brine) to keep kimchi submerged under brine. Burp jar to release CO2. Ferment for 1-4 weeks. Refrigerate to slow process. Basic Brine Solution: 1 TBS Salt (sea salt or kosher) 1 c. non chlorinated water Stir until salt is dissolved

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Converting the grass labyrinth at Trinity Episcopal Church in Arrington to one made of pavers is no easy task. Scoops of crusher run are pounded and leveled below an intricate array of bricks, which are then covered with dust to set the design in place. Mission accomplished, Winston-Salem Boy Scout Troop 722. The project is part of Will Schultz’s Eagle Scout project (he’s the guy in the Davidson shirt, at right).


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Will Schultz is only 14 years old – well, 14 anda- half – but he already knows the value of giving back to his community. “The church as done so much for my family so I wanted to think of a way to give back to the church,” said Will, who lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina but attends Trinity Episcopal Church in Arrington whenever he and his family are back in town. Trinity has been a big part of his family’s history. His paternal grandparents, Bernie and Kate McGinnis, live about five minutes from the church and Bernie has been attending his entire life. “My parents were married there [in 1997] and I was baptized there [in 2002],” said Will, who visits his grandparents and attends church services at Trinity about once a month. “That’s also where my brother and uncle are buried.”

Congregation members used the grass maze for silent prayer and meditation, talking to God as they literally walked various paths of the labyrinth while considering the paths of their lives. Will, a  member of Winston-Salem Boy Scout Troop 722, started planning for the permanent labyrinth in the fall of last year when he was still in middle school (he’s starting ninth grade this year) and completed the project just a few months later.  “I felt a huge sense of accomplishment because I’m the youngest person in my age group to get their [Eagle Scout] project done – at least the labor part,” he said, adding that he had a great deal of help from friends and family (especially his parents) and, of course, the church family at Trinity. Five friends from his Boy Scout Troop even made the trek from North Carolina to Nelson County to help construct the permanent labyrinth. 

So when it came time for Will to start thinking about Eagle Scout projects, he knew right away that he wanted to do something for the Trinity parish and it didn’t take much longer for him to figure out exactly what it would be. A few years ago, Reverend Mark Furlow and some church members mowed a labyrinth into the grass at the church but keeping up with the maintenance proved to be more time consuming than the church had time for.

Before the workday last month, Will and his support team hired professionals to excavate the area where the labyrinth would sit, collected 2,200 bricks (primarily by donation), and laid down five inches of crusher run. Once that was done, the team laid out the 42-foot diameter design (in bricks) and filled it in with stone dust. Now that it has hardened, the labyrinth is back in business once more. BRL


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Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA top floor condo on the golf course. Very nice floor plan with cathedral ceilings in the living room and dining area. Kitchen is open to both the dining and the living room. Wood burning fireplace with wood provided by the condo association all year round. Some recent upgrades include new paint throughout the condo, brand new stainless steel kitchen appliances, new vinyl floors in baths, kitchen and entry. The two skylights in the master bedroom and bath have been recently replaced. The washer and dryer are only a year old and used only a few times. Condo is fully furnished. Fairway Woods neighborhood is only a short walk to the Spa Center, The Nature Foundation and the Devils Knob golf and tennis center and restaurant.

1637 Overlook

$219,000.00 MLS#548864

Beautifully renovated condo with wonderful mountain and valley views. Villa is located on the ground floor with easy access from the deck to the grassy yard behind the building. End unit with large wrap around deck that has access to the the master suite too. Open and bright floor plan. Large kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and cherry cabinets. Kitchen is open to the living and dining room. Master suite is spacious and features reading area, walk-in closet and a bath with double vanities and a Jacuzzi tub. Only one set of stairs from the parking to the condo front door, very easy access. Fully furnished. Maintained beautifully. Whole interior, including ceiling, painted in in 2015.

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$152,900.00 MLS#530836

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.

3220 North Ridge

$89,900.00 MLS#544645

A direction of living awaits you. This spacious 2 bedroom unit is the winning combination for you and your family to enjoy all that the Wintergreen Resort has to offer both for the winter and summer seasons.

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Of the two bedroom floor plans in the 5 buildings of Overlook, this is the location providing the most privacy of the deck and the broadest spectrum of the view (180°) because it is located in the “frontal stack” protruding further than the others and not blocked on the sides by the other structures.

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Remembering a neighbor and a hero By Daniel L. Rutherford Rutherford Law Group, PC

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This month’s column is not about a legal issue. This column is about a local man, my neighbor and friend that needs to be remembered. Harold Ronald “Skip” Jackson was born in Pennsylvania in 1931 to a family originally from the Faber area of Nelson County, Virginia, where the Jackson lineage stretches back many generations. After high school, Mr. Jackson enlisted in the United States Army and was quickly called to action in the Korean conflict. He was on front lines of the 7th Infantry’s push toward the Yalu River during the bitterly cold winter of 1950-1951 when his unit was ambushed by Chinese forces at Chosin Reservoir. During that infamous battle, Mr. Jackson, a BAR gunner, stated he fired more than 50,000 rounds at enemy forces, all while trying to simply stay alive in temperatures that dropped to -35°: the air was so cold that his breath immediately froze and formed ice crystals on his face. The 7th infantry and allied U.N. forces narrowly escaped destruction after a twoweek fight against overwhelming odds. Mr. Jackson was wounded but survived, and later participated in the Army’s successful push back to the 38th parallel. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service and honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1953.

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Mr. Jackson then moved to California, later to Pennsylvania, and finally back to Nelson County, Virginia, where he remained until his passing this past June. His wife, Pearlie, predeceased him. He lived his final years on a mountaintop farm in Faber, Virginia, his ancestral home. I was lucky to know Harold Jackson, and I was honored that he would share his war stories to me when I became a new Officer with the United States Army. He was everything an American can aspire to be: a man of God, a decorated soldier, and a successful tradesman who ventured far and wide but never forgot his roots. He will always be an inspiration. Ave atque vale.

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No one in Nelson who lived through it will ever forget that week in late August of 1969 when Camille and her aftermath ripped through the county, damaged nearly everything in sight, taking the lives of more than 150 people. And now there are towns in West Virginia that have similar painful memories because of deadly torrential flooding. “Many people lost everything, and some people lost their lives,” Kanawha County (W.V.) Commission President Kent Carper is reported as saying in the Wall Street Journal. “We’re going to need some real help.” Despite West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declaring a state of emergency for the majority of the state, that help felt too far away for some people. Including Nikki Chambers, who lives and works in Beech Grove. continued on page 32

Nikki Chambers and Clayton Witte and Beech Grove load up a truck full of supplies to take to flooded towns in West Virginia, like Richwood (above).


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The Ski Barn in Slatyfork, WV was damaged by floodwaters. Below, former Ski Barn employee Josh Scott helps with a load bound for West Virginia. The Ski Barn in Beech Grove is planning a fundraiser and poker run Sept. 17.

Nikki manages the Ski Barn, a company that started in West Virginia and has four locations within the flood zone. She woke up on the morning of Friday, June 23 to her boyfriend, a Pocahontas County, West Virginia native, asking friends and family what he could do to help. By mid-day, she had activated NUCU – Nikki’s Underground Crisis Unit. “It was an instant outpouring,” she said. “I put out a [call for help] on Friday morning and by Sunday I had a truck load with enough supplies to get in there on Sunday before any help had really made it there.” Nikki and her truck ended up in Richwood, West Virginia at a church where locals were setting up to help and those whose homes were waterlogged could spend their days — and their nights. She unloaded that first truck full of canned goods and bottled water, clothes, first aid supplies and other necessities and headed home to keep collecting much-needed resources. And on that next trip west, Nikki realized that, for many who lived further away from town centers, help was even further away. That Wednesday, she and a friend, Jessica Fitzgerald, took two truck loads — this time with mattresses and other furniture on board. By mid-week, most of the more populated areas had found some relief from FEMA and other official relief organizations, but the more rural areas were still very much in need of help. “You couldn’t even tell how much damage there was until you got to certain streets, she said. “Every trip’s been a little bit more shocking.” Organizations like FEMA often get overstocked on certain commodities (like bottled water and bleach), but are unable to supply other things that people need (like mattresses and clothes — even if they’re used). Nikki attributes the generosity and intuition of her Virginia friends and neighbors to the memories of Camille — personal or institutional. “Everyone from Nelson had a ’69 story for me and it was very easy for them to think about what they needed,” she said. “People knew what people were looking for — I was brought linens just as I realized that that was the next thing people needed. I feel like this area does definitely jump at the word ‘flood’ because there was an outreach that was so heartfelt here.” BRL

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embracetheadventure By Woody Elliott woodye@blueridgelife.com #EmbraceTheAdventure

Nelson vs. Transylvania: There’s no contest For starters,
$5000.00. Did that grab your attention? That’s what Wintergreen’s Tread & Trail Series will have on the table in cash & prizes through the entirety of the Series. Just thought I would throw that out there. We still have two weekends of racing mountain bikes & trail running to go. How about that for an adventure? Nelson vs. Transylvania We took the show down the dusty trail for most of June and early July. Destination: Transylvania County! Do you know where this fabulous destination is? Well, head down to Asheville, NC and then head South about 30 minutes towards a small town called Brevard. We’ve been down before because Transylvania County is a great outdoor destination with many similarities to Nelson

County. Breweries, rivers, Bold Rock, mountains, music festivals and the Blue Ridge Parkway are a mirror image of what’s right out your front door here in Nelson. On the mountain bike and trail running side of things, we have Sherando and hundreds of miles of gravel grinding. Transylvania has Pisgah National Forest and DuPont Recreational Forest. We have the James River. Transylvania has the French Broad River. The similarities can go on all day long. In case you’re trying to figure out my point, well it has to do with the title of our column: Embrace the Adventure. It’s summertime and we all love a great adventure. So pack up the truck and attach all your gear: kayaks, mountain bikes and all the fixins and head on down I-81 and make up your own route from there. Boone is another great town along the way. Asheville, the land of a 1000 breweries, gets in the way as well with river fixins too.

Brevard makes a great home base. Just ask former Nelson County, now Brevard resident, Travis Book.
Pisgah National Forest and DuPont Recreational Forest offer more than 500,000 acres for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking and more. The French Broad River is a great place for chillin’, grillin’, fishin’ and just about anything else that ends in ‘in.’ Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Bold Rock, Green Man, Wicked Weed and the list goes on for you to check out while in the area. If you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of both Nelson & Transylvania. So being a huge fan of Nelson, I had to let you know a touch about Transylvania in case you were wondering where you should go on your next adventure. There is one difference for you mountain bikers and fans of fine craft brews: The HUB & Pisgah Tavern! This fine bike shop and brew

pub-in-one is located near Brevard sitting at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest. The perfect pre and post ride stop! Wintergreen’s Trail & Tread Series Wintergreen’s Trail & Tread Series with Bold Rock Hard Cider is in full swing. The next race falls on Labor Day weekend. You can still have skin in the game. You just have to come out and play! Still lots of opportunities for grabbing some of the cash & prizes left on the table! • Summers End Fest – Labor Day weekend. Music, F&B, and vendors • Trail Rodeo – Columbus Day weekend. Exciting new event with details to come for this stage race. James River State Park’s “Adventures on the James” We have one more event to go: www.AdventuresontheJames.com 
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The 6 P’s of Landscaping Prior proper planning prevents poor performance. My boss from Suffolk would brand these six words on my mind every year regarding the many facets of my division and the money making opportunities presented if planning was paramount. These 6 P’s exist in so many different areas of our lives including our outdoor living spaces. Thinking ahead, now, can prepare us for better lawns and more successful plantings/bountiful color all season long. Here is what I would be thinking about. In my lawn, I would definitely be taking my soil samples. No better money can be spent on knowing what nutrients are already present in your lawn. Allegedly, more phosphorous enters the Chesapeake Bay from homeowner lawns and the improper use of fertilizers than from crop farmers. In short, most lawns have adequate amounts of both phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) in the soil and therefore only a nitrogen rich formulation is necessary. Know your lawn and fertilize it accordingly. Also, now is a great time to target broadleaf weeds in your lawn. Typically you can seed only if 4-6 weeks of time has expired after an application of 2,4-D (broadleaf herbicide) is applied to your lawn. Now is the time. Bulbs are the most overlooked shot of color in the landscape. In particular daffodils – lots and lots of daffodils. Through proper planning and homework, you can start your color in February and continue it until late spring if you buy different types of daffodils. So many colors to choose from and neither rodent, deer or any other pest find them palatable. I plant daffodils in drifts outside of the main landscaped area where their spent blooms and foliage is of little concern as they wither and die – a necessary part of their life cycle as they store up energy for the next years bloom cycle.

Enough cannot be said about the upper canopy in the landscape and its monetary impact on homes and lots. Properly placed trees make a world of difference in anchoring down the home, framing drives and producing much needed breaks from both summer sun and winter winds – each making an impact on your energy bill. My favorites are Sugar Maple, Japanese Snowbell, Norway Spruce, upright Japanese Maples, Blackgum, Chinese Dogwood, White Oak, Katsura and Crape Myrtle. As the leaves fall, moisture levels continually rise well into spring thereby allowing Mother Nature and not the watering wand to care for your new beauty. As with any plant, read up on the ultimate size of your tree well before you plant so as to allow for its future growth without affecting nearby structures or power lines that would force you to prune and ruin their natural shape. As we drift downward from the canopy, our eyes should fix on a lower canopy that consists of evergreen and deciduous shrubs. Equally important to the value of the home, these landscape elements create the backbone and definition of the landscape bed. No perennial or annual bed is complete without them. Use the large evergreens as backdrops, the medium, deciduous ones as seasonal interest and the evergreen smaller ones to define border and highlight landscape structures like birdbaths, figurines and patios. Some of my favorites are panicle hydrangeas, Justin Brouwers boxwood, fragrant Daphne, deciduous azaleas, Osmanthus, Nandina, Winterberry, Annabelle Hydrangeas, Gold Dust Aucuba, Otto Luyken & Schip Laurel and Viburnum. Again, soil moisture levels will be ever increasing and getting these guys established before the 2017 summer heat is paramount to establishing a noteworthy landscape and saving you both time and money.

asktheDr. By Dr. Steve Schmitz Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Steve, What can you tell me about heat illness? The temperatures have been high. How many of you do construction, farm, or other outside work? How about fish, hike, bike, or just find yourself outdoors in the summer? If you do any of these things, or, frankly if you just live in Virginia in the summer, you are at risk for heat sickness. Usually heat injury comes from high outside temperature mixed with physical activity and not drinking enough fluids. Heat illness comes in stages, with cramps first, exhaustion second, and finally heatstroke. Heat cramps usually start in the leg and abdominal muscles. If you are working outside in the heat, and start to get unusual cramps, beware. The key here is to slow down, take a break in the shade or air conditioning, and drink. Water is good, a sports drink like Gatorade is probably even better, because it has salt and other important stuff in it that you lose when you sweat. A

Discover Why worse problem is heat exhaustion, which includes heat cramps but adds nausea, confusion, and headache. Now we are talking serious business. If you are feeling this, you had better be getting to a cool place to rest and hydrate. If you aren’t feeling better quickly, it is time to see the doctor. Heatstroke is even more extreme. This happens after a person has been through the cramps and exhaustion, and then passes out. Of course, most people never have these illnesses, probably because we all know we should slow down and drink more when it is hot. But, it is worth reviewing the signs of heat injury so you can recognize and treat it early. Remember that kids and the elderly get heat illness much easier than other folks. Watch them closely when the mercury rises. So, when it is hot, slow down, take breaks, and drink! 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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NELSON FARMERS MARKET Start: August 6, 2016 8:00 am End: August 6, 2016 12:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Real Estate Phone: 434-760-6655 Address: Route 151, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

INDIAN ARTIFACT DAY Start: Aug. 20, 2016 9:00 am End: Aug. 20, 2016 5:00 pm Venue: Saunders Brothers Farm Market Phone: 434-277-5455 Address: 2717 Tye Brook Hwy, Piney River, VA 22964 (NELSON)

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Start: August 6, 2016 8:30 am End: August 6, 2016 10:30 am Venue: Rockfish Valley Community Center Phone: 434-361-0100 Address: 190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON) BLACKBERRY HARVEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL Start: August 6, 2016 9:00 am End: August 6, 2016 5:00 pm Venue: Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery Phone: 434-361-1266 Address: 2800 Berry Hill Rd, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON) ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT DISPLAYS Start: August 6, 2016 9:00 am End: August 6, 2016 5:00 pm Venue: Saunders Brothers Farm Market Phone: 434-277-5455 Address: 2717 Tye Brook Hwy, Piney River, VA 22964 (NELSON) SUNSET SATURDAY Start: August 6, 2016 5:30 pm End: August 6, 2016 8:00 pm Venue: Afton Mountain Vineyards Phone: 540-456-8667 Address: Route 631 (Off Route 6), Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

AUGUST 13 SATURDAY “PIT OF DREAMS” MUD BOG Start: August 13, 2016 9:00 am End: August 13, 2016 6:00 pm Venue: RVVFD Phone: 540-962-8302 Address: 11100 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

ANNUAL VIRGINIA CRAFT BREWERS FESTIVAL Start: Aug. 20, 2016 10:00 am End: Aug. 20, 2016 7:00 pm Venue: DBBC Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows Phone: 434-361-1001 Address: Crossroads of Route 151 and Route 664 (NELSON) SCHUYLER DAY Start: Aug. 20, 2016 10:00 am End: Aug. 20, 2016 3:30 pm Venue: Walton’s Mountain Museum Phone: 434-831-2000 Address: 6484 Rockfish River Rd, Schuyler, VA 22969 (NELSON) TINS FOR TUNES CONCERT SERIES Start: Aug. 20, 2016 5:00 pm End: Aug. 20, 2016 9:00 pm Venue: Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery Phone: 540-456-8400 Address: 9423 Batesville Rd, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

AUGUST 24 WEDNESDAY LOCKN’ MUSIC FESTIVAL Start: Aug. 24, 2016 10:00 am End: Aug. 28, 2016 11:55 pm Venue: Oak Ridge Estate Phone: 1-800-594-TIXX Address: 2300 Oak Ridge Rd, Arrington, VA 22922 (NELSON)

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BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FEST Start: August 13, 2016 12:00 pm End: August 13, 2016 7:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Roseland, VA 22967 (NELSON) STARRY NIGHTS Start: August 13, 2016 7:00 pm End: August 13, 2016 11:00 pm Venue: Veritas Winery Phone: 540-456-8000 Address: 151 Veritas Lane, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)



HAWAIIAN LUAU SQUARE DANCE Start: August 19, 2016 7:30 pm End: August 19, 2016 10:00 pm Venue: RVVFD Phone: 434-361-2470 Address: 11100 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)


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businessdirectory 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 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.

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

R.M. Gantt Construction is a family owned business which has served the Central Virginia area since 1992. We concentrate on higher end residential construction by providing our team of professionals, consisting of our well trained and specialized Framers, Millwork Specialists, Project Managers, Estimators, and Interior Designers. We offer a turn key project.

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.

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

Medical BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY 540-456-8020 9519 Critzers Shop Rd Afton, VA NELSON COUNTY

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

WINTERGREEN REAL ESTATE 800-325-2200 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Music WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY 434-361-0088 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY Plan a visit to Wild Wolf and experience Chef Chris Jack’s amazing creations made with locally sourced ingredients, enjoy your meal inside or out with one of our 13 craft beers on tap then take your favorites home with you our awesome to-go beer selections. For private events contact aj@wildwolfbeer.com


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

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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.

Wintergreen Resort is a four-season mountain retreat on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Championship golf; seasonal skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; indoor and outdoor pools; miles of marked hiking trails; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; charming lodging; and a variety of enticing dining options.

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G REAL ESTATE Moble Home for rent 3 bdrm, 2 fbath, dishwasher, electric range, built in microwave, side-by-side refrig/ freezer, washer/dryer hookup, $650 deposit. Posted By: Helen White 22938 Faber (434) 263-8211 $650/mo Wintergreen Two Bedroom, Two Bath Two BR, two Bath condo, close to Spa and Nature Foundation. Fully furnished. Utilities and basic cable provided. Internet not provided, but is available. Posted By: Erlene Hendrix 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 757-377-1209 $875 monthly, off-season rate Prime Lovingston location! Nelson County! Seeking business proposals for prime Village of Lovingston commercial buildings. Will renovate to suit based on business plan viability, credit and use. DESIRED USES: Small market (great corner location), coffee and sandwich shop, barber shop, hair and nail salon, possible day care. Prefer uses that will generate foot traffic to increase the vitality of the Village! Will consider others. Posted by: John Bradshaw, Jr. 22938 - Faber (703) 742-6161 $n/a Country Cottage 1 Bedroom; 1 bath; eat in kitchen; includes kitchen

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appliances & washer & dryer; air conditioned; 1 car garage & work space; walking areas; pond view fenced in space for veggie garden; near Nellysford $850 month plus utilities – 750 sq.ft. References and credit report required. Pet negotiable with non refundable deposit Available September 1st 2016. Posted by: Dondi Brandon 22938 - Faber (540)456-7127 $850 Lovely Home in Shipman Recently renovated two-bedroom, one bath home for rent. $750/mo plus $750 security deposit required. No pets. Committed professional couples preferred. References required. Background/credit check required. Posted by: Ed Dowdy 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish (434)2636278 $750/month

ANTIQUES Antique Loom Beautiful antique loom. Posted By: Martha Snyder 24476 - Steeles Tavern/Spottswood 540-3779662 $500 Hearthstone Wood Burning Cook Stove Hearthstone Wood Burning Cook Stove. Deva100. PurchaseD new in 2008 or 09 from Acme Stove Company In Harrisonburg but never used Been in dry storage. New today is $4299.00 Must pick up Posted By: Martha Snyder 24476 - Steeles Tavern/Spottswood 540-377-9662 $3600

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CARS & TRUCKS 2002 Ford F-250 Lariat Diesel 7.3 Pickup Truck 2002 Ford F-250 Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed 4x4 with a 7.3L Powerstroke Turbo Diesel Engine and an automatic transmission. With only 103,911 original miles. Posted By: Ruth Wilson AUGUSTA COUNTY 312-509-8750 $60619

FURNITURE Cabinet Cabinet with door and one shelf. 11 1/2 x 12 x 31 high, brown. Posted By: B Graves 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 540-422-9400 $5 End table CEnd table with drawer. 23 deep x 15 wide by 23 high. Dark, looks like mahogany. Posted By: B Graves 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 540-422-9400 $15 Bathroom cabinet White bathroom cabinet 12 wide x 12 deep x 63 high with shelving, a glass door and 2 drawers. Posted By: B Graves 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 540-422-9400 $20 Pine (light) coffee table Yellow solid wood pine coffee table 38” square x 16 1/2” high. Posted By: B Graves 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 540-4229400 $30


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Ridgeway Grandfather Clock Ridgeway Grandfather Clock for sale. Approximately 20-25 years old. Cabinet in excellent condition. Has not been set in recent years. Posted By: MJ Robinson 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish 540-471-9224 $250 Futon sofa and arm chair Futon sofa folds to queen bed. Red fabric arm chair. Both in good shape.Posted By: Barbara Fincham 22971 - Shipman/ Rockfish 434-962-4286 $free Sleeper Sofa extra large 88” long. Colors are black, brown, gold, white plaid. Good condition. Posted By: Jean Brent 22922 - Arrington/Tye River 434263-4395 $150 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 540421-9400 $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

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WANTED Part-time/ seasonal farm laborer needed. Part-time/ seasonal experienced laborer needed for fence mending, brush clearing, tree cutting. Must provide own transportation and be able to work weekends. Posted By: John Bradshaw, Jr. 22938 - Faber (703) 742-6161 $8 - 12 per hour/ negotiable based on experience.

HOME & GARDEN Deer Repellent deer and rabbit repellent. Makes 10 gallons. Safe, effective, long lasting. Guaranteed Larger size available Posted By: Dave 22980 - Waynesboro 540-464-1969 $13.95 + s/h rain barrels used 3 used rain barrels in good condition. Posted By: Rives Richey 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-825-5633 $45


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