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Mountain Homes

191 Firtree Dr.

38 Hickory Springs Rd. (Pryors Camp 43) $364,999.00 MLS#513383

(Shamokin Springs 14) $389,000.00 MLS#513469

(Laurel Ridge 37) $299,000.00 MLS#482974

Remarkable pricing! 4 homesites convey. Two of the homesites offer exceptional southern exposure. The other 2 homesites add to the privacy and sense of arrival.

Beautifully maintained home with open floor plan, expansive Pella windows, and vaulted ceilings offers a great family living space. Large kitchen includes stainless appliances and granite counter-tops. Hardwood floors in kitchen, living room and dining room. Home looks like new and sits on a level lot that provides privacy. Ideal family get-a-way.

Home shows like new. A wrap around oversize deck, constructed with composite materials and reinforced for a hot tub was built in 2012. Fabulous floor plan with two separate entertainment areas. Home sleeps 10 comfortably. Private and quiet location, yet at a short drive to all upper mountain amenities. The Shamokin Springs Nature Preserve and hiking trails are across the street. Built by craftsman Gaia Homes with many high end exterior and interior features. Fully furnished ready to enjoy.

Recent price cut makes this a great value! Spacious well furnished and decorated 5 bedroom home has room for a large group to spread out comfortably. Open great room with soaring windows, stone fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors. Two spacious guestrooms on main level, with terrace level enjoying a family room, outside entrance, and two additional bedrooms. Spacious master suite enjoys privacy upstairs, with additional loft space for relaxing. This almost new property offers great value!

(Laurel Ridge 80, 81, 82, & 83) $529,000.00 MLS#513374


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1028 Blue Ridge Dr.

766 Laurelwood

(Chestnut Springs 31) $69,750.00 MLS#507799 Great lot to be close to pool in a very nice neighborhood.


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*BEST 1BR VALUE! Quiet wooded setting, walking distance to skiing and the Mt. Inn, beautifully furnished with designer quality furnishings. Updated kitchen with new appliances, recently replaced HVAC, there is nothing to do but bring your comfort clothes and relax! Laurelwood enjoys a private pool, and a great location close to restaurants, shopping and skiing. Great value!

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39 Deerberry Ln.

19 Chestnut Ln.

2148 Fairway Woods $159,900.00

MLS# 513504

Great value for this nice condo on the golf course. Top floor with very bright and open floor plan with cathedral ceilings in the great room and dining area. Many large windows in the great room make this condo seem even more spacious. Owners have replaced all piping in the condo recently. Conveys fully furnished and ready to enjoy. At the 18th hole of Devils Knob golf and at a short walk to the Golf Club house and restaurant, the Spa, tennis center. Across the street from the Nature Foundation.

1517 Cliffs $137,000.00


One of the best views on the mountain. Never rented, in showplace condition. If you want quality this is it. Up to 80% owner financing.

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49 Fox Run

(Lot 2, Monocan II) $414,900.00 MLS#505012


Unfurnished, bordering a 2 acre pond with a conveying canoe. Located on a private culde-sac. Has a screened gazebo.


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Nelson County… it’s a lifestyle! Wintergreen Resort

165 Hickory Spring Road Architect designed 3 BR, 2 BA mountain home with beautiful stacked fieldstone fireplace. Ample windows and skylights in great room facing dramatic rock cliff that becomes a frozen waterfall in the winter. Large rear deck for entertaining. Two lofts, one with trundle beds for extra sleeping space. Tilt-open windows, new roof and water heater. Propane forced-air heat upgraded in the last two years. Whole house dehumidifier. $239,000

1206 Blue Ridge Drive This home with 6 BR and 4 BA is currently on the Wintergreen rental program and would be perfect for investor clients or large families. Private wooded setting with two large decks for outdoor enjoyment. Inside are two living areas, both with wood burning fireplaces, to accommodate large groups. Easily accessible to all Wintergreen amenities. $429,900

611 Pedlars Edge Drive Great location, large family home with 4 BR, 3 BA. Ready for your personal touch! Great space for your family and friends to visit. Two large decks, two stone fireplaces. Finished first floor with wood floors. Recent improvements include new roof, exterior paint, finished basement with stone gas fireplace, bedroom, bath, deck, washer and dryer, skylight. Price reduced! $330,000

1805 High Ridge Court Remarkable panorama! This 2 BR, 2 BA High Ridge Court offers ski slope and valley views from a comfortably-furnished, well-maintained, ridgeline location. Elevator access means no slogging up stairwells! Owner has updated with ceramic floors in baths and Pergo in foyer and kitchen. Strolling distance to the Wintergarden Spa, Devils Knob golf/tennis and clubhouse, and restaurants. Sold furnished and ready to enjoy. $219,900

Stoney Creek

Nelson County

33 Lakeside Close Charming 3 BR, 2.5 BA end-unit townhome on Lake Monocan offering easy one-level living and lower-level walkout. Beautiful views of the lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains with easy access to trails and amenities of Stoney Creek. Two level decks, 2 parallel driveways. 1800 square feet on main level with eat-in kitchen, den, large living room, lovely master ensuite and main floor laundry. Hardwood floors with carpet in bedrooms. Kitchen renovated 2 years ago with granite, etc. Price reduced! $269,000

669 Walkers Mountain Road Follow the country road along the Tye River to Walker’s Mountain Subdivision and this charming home with 15 acres, a bold creek, unique suspension bridge, open land and wooded trails. Walker’s Mountain also boasts a common area along the river. Immaculately maintained with 3 BR and 2 BA. Attached master bath with soaking tub and shower. Open living area with gas fireplace, beautiful painted cabinets and abundant light. $265,000

17 Laurel Court This adorable 2 BR, golf-front cottage with mountain views is the essence of carefree living! The open floor plan was carefully designed with gracious light-filled living spaces, a spacious master suite, gourmet kitchen, guest room and den/3rd BR, lovely screened porch and decks overlooking a beautifully landscaped yard and mountain ridges. The ideal location close to hiking and biking, Lake Monocan and Club, many upgrades and charming setting, makes this home the perfect one for you. $365,000

16514 Patrick Henry Highway With an expansive Blue Ridge view, and close to Wintergreen and local attractions, this a great getaway or full-time residence. Current owner has planted an orchard of cherries, plums, nectarines and more on 2.69 acres. Great room design with comfortable master and two more bedrooms. Two-car garage. Detached 252-square-foot hot tub gazebo. $269,000 1007 Winery Lane High on a ridge overlooking rolling hills, vineyards and the mountains, this 11+ acre mini-farm is private yet just minutes to Wintergreen, Nellysford, and local amenities. The like-new, 3 BR manor home offers gracious main rooms and a fully-finished lower level compete with wine cellar. The 2500-square-foot barn includes 3 stalls, winemaking room and equipment shed. Price reduced! $775,000

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2788 B Rockfish Valley Highway • Nellysford, VA 22958 OCTOBER 2013

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New, Notable, and Recently Reduced Properties






2124 Fairway Woods Top floor 3 bedroom furnished condo on #18 of Devils Knob Golf Course. Walk to Wintergarden Spa and Pools, Nature Foundation, Devils Knob restaurant, tennis and golf. Large master bedroom and attached bathroom. Fireplace in family room, full kitchen with all appliances, only $159,900 Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, (501741)





907 Diamond Hill SKI OUT! Slope Side! 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Condo. Excellent Views! Walk to everything! Great Rental Unit! Most desired location! Private Parking Spaces! Easy Assess! This unit will not last long! $229,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (513403)

2218 Tanners Ridge Condo




126 North Forest Located on the end of the cul-de-sac on an oversized lot fronting on the 17th green, this like-new home features a vaulted great room, gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, separate family room, and covered deck. Walk across the 17th green to visit the Wintergarden Spa, Nature Foundation, and to catch the ski shuttle. Reduced! $479,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (507361)




326 Laurel Springs Drive One of the best golf views at Wintergreen! This 4 bedroom post and beam vacation home overlooks Devils Knob holes 7,8 and 9. Nice hardwood floors, custom windows and wood burning floor to ceiling stone fireplace highlight this gem. Level paved driveway. Only $399,500, call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 or (495116)





38 W. Catoctin Drive

Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom 2 full bath home plus spacious loft. This home is in great shape with a stunning copper fireplace as a center piece. It is in a great location on the mountain with a huge deck off the back. Gourmet kitchen and updated bathrooms. The house also sets up nicely for 2 families....2 bedrooms and 1 bath on each side. New HardiPlank siding and roof as well. $309,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (511014)






759 Laurelwood Condo



358 Black Rock Drive


This quiet Laurel Woods condo is a really Nice 2 Bedroom & 2 Bath unit with unique floor plan. Private pool and rustic mountain views. Easy Parking! Easy access hardly any stairs. Many upgrades & extras. Priced to sell! $127,500. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (513690)



Looking for a real Gem close to the slopes? This custom home offers a great floor plan with 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths on the main floor. Seasonal views! Many extras include Master bedroom 2 side open gas fireplace / with Master bath. Sky lights, Hardwood flooring, wrap around deck. Custom cabinets, basement laundry room, Family room and storage. Large deck for outdoor entertaining. $392,700. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (513241)





2129 Fairway Woods Condo


78 Fox Run ~ Stoney Creek 1+ acre lot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Right around the corner from the Lake Monocan beach and picnic area, and just 2 minutes to golf, tennis, hiking, dining, fishing. Nearly level for easy building. Bring your own builder or contact us for recommendations. $43,100. Listed by Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 (513786)


Beautifully furnished and updated unit at a great price! Views of the dog leg on the 18th. Easy walk to Devils Grill, Nature Foundation, Wintergreen Fitness, Aquatics, & Spa. Features: Tile kitchen floors & counters, updated kitchen appliances, tile baths, fresh carpeting, central HVAC. Furnished. $118,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (513404)




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






19 Lost Pond ~ Stoney Creek

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





15 Trillium Place Fabulous 4 bed, 3.5 bath Trillium townhome. Walk to Spa, Nature Foundation, Ski Shuttle. Gorgeous hardwoods throughout. Views and walkout to the 17th par 3 on Devils Knob. Spacious living room, wood burning fireplace, huge deck. Large master suite, 2 car garage. $325,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (504628)

Editors & Publishers Yvette Stafford, Tommy Stafford Contributors Lynn Coffey An email address for Backwoods Lynn up in the hollow? Ha! Ph: 540.949.0329 Marcie Gates Woody Greenberg Jennie Tal Williams Sharon Zoumbaris a mom & pop since 2005

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


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2013 9

Television is so yesterday

blacksmith It won’t be a lost art if this boy’s teacher can help it.


pins and needles And an eye for fashion.

COOLER weather’s coming ... Tune in to Tommy’s weather online ....



Don’t call him Theodore.

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

on the cover Photographer: Norm Shafer Smoke from a forge and steam from a cooling water bath are illuminted in the late-afternoon sun as a student works on a project at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing, in Waynesboro, Va. Story on page 9.


thepublishers Why, hello there Nick! If a season was ever made for hounds, it would be fall. And as much as I would love to say our handsome tricolored beagle came to us as he darted across the field chasing a fox, Nick’s reason for photo bombing this picture was the sound of Peyton and Adam crunching on pretzel sticks. So the next time you see a tapestry or painting of hounds crowded around a man perched on a horse at a fox hunt, realize that he has a bag of dollar store pretzel sticks tucked away in his fancy red coat. Always wanting to keep up with her big brother, Peyton has decided it is time to challenge gravity. For some reason, we never worried much when Adam was in his somersaulton-the-couch-after-dinner phase. Maybe because he always seemed to be a natural at it and he always stuck the landing. It seems that in all of her three years, Peyton has been quietly observing her brother’s antics. The other day as we were heading to the grocery store, with a serious face, she announced, “Mommy, look I jump!” She jumped off a curb. I know. It’s only about 5 inches high. But to her she thought she had

done something amazing. So she did it again. “I jump!” she squealed. And you know what? Looking back, it was a beautiful jump. She bent her knees, swung her hands forward, and stuck that landing like a proud gymnast. Inside the store, we grabbed a small basket instead of a cart. After filling it up, the little gymnast bent down and took her victory lap, pushing that little basket up and down the aisles. The “judges” at the checkout line smiled as we approached to pay for our things and scan our first item: a bag of pretzel sticks. Enjoy! Yvette and Tommy Stafford


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The Holidays are around the corner and so are we. The BIG store will be opening VERY soon!

Next to Wild Wolf Brewery and Brewpub 2469 Rockfish Valley Hwy, (Rt. 151) Nellysford Now open 7 days a week! 434.361.0004

Casual Lifestyle and Gifts!


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Café Wine and Cheese Shop

By Kay Pfaltz

Excellence Excellence comes in many forms, even seasonal. I know I’m not alone in loving the month of October, so I think few will dispute the idea of October’s excellence—a month exemplifying transcendent qualities like clarity of light, beautiful lowering temperatures at night, and then, those fall colors, for who can resist blazing orange, yellow and red trees? To many, the shortening days mean death and decay, but to me they feel invigorating and seem to offer a return to what I’ve needed: log fires, long novels, and… rich full-bodied glasses of red wine. Château Musar, 2005 – Musar is excellence personified (vinified?) My love affair with Château Musar began many years ago in Paris, and I probably write more about this wine than any other. Capable of aging for decades, Musar, both the red and the white, is at its best when drunk older, but the 2005 is luminous now. Dried figs, berries, leather and smoky notes. If anyone tells you Lebanon can’t make good wine, take a short trip to the Levant as you open a bottle of

Château Musar and let that someone in for a delicious surprise. $49 Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano 2009 – This is the epitome of what I look for in a wine: small production, well–made, biodynamic, and a committed, understated woman winemaker, Elisabetta Foradori, quietly producing some of Italy’s most exciting reds, at the helm. An extra bonus is a unique grape variety: Teroldego, which is genetically related to Syrah and equally rich and dark with the same cracked black pepper and dark fruit notes. This wine’s rustic, earthiness is Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige) at its best. $28 La Bastide St. Dominique, vieilles vignes, Grenache, 2011 – Excellence doesn’t need to wear an expensive price tag. From Eric Bonnet’s deft hand comes a little wine, from old vines (vieilles vignes) with a big taste. I love old-vine wine because it implies the winemaker is more concerned with quality than quantity. Rich, smooth and full-bodied, with notes of plums and blackberries. All for $12. Loire Valley, vineyards and châteaux. May 2014. Reserve your spot:

2226 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford, Virginia ph: 434.361.1766

A taste of Europe in the Blue Ridge! Tu-Th 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm Reservations advised for weekend dinners.

Excellence: For the taste, feel and look of it, come to Basics! Friend BASIC NECESSITIES

Taking reservations for private parties. Call in advance.

Bev and Keith are retiring from Basic Necessities and it is for sale. Interested in purchasing it? For more info, email


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Montague Miller & Co Amherst Office 198 South Main St, Suite 102 • PO Box 1020 Amherst VA 24521 • 434.946.5522 • 434-263-5088 FABER – $895,000

WINGINA – $525,000

New Listing! Complete privacy with mountains surrounding this 3,455 sq. ft. unique 4 BR., 3 1/2 BA. Brick Contemporary with a 2,409 sq. ft. Lord and Burnham Solarium. Entertain in the 17 ft. x 41 ft. Great Room with a fireplace on each end or relax by the 16 ft. x32 ft. salt-treated pool. Custom Maple cabinetry in the spacious 15 ft. x 21 ft. Kitchen with ceramic floors, Corian countertops, all appliances conveying plus a Tirolia Ceramic Wood Stove. Hike, Hunt, or enjoy your neighbors, the Rockfish River and Delfosse Winery. Offered with 40 acres for $895,000 or 303 acres for $1,295,000. MLS 513170 & 513245.

New Listing! Relaxing view of the James River from the 60 ft. deck of this 2000 sq. ft., 3 BR., 3 BA., Brick, custom-built home on 65 ac. Located on a mountain top adjoining the 1215 acre James River Wildlife Reserve with 1600 ft. on the James River. Features of home are 22 ft. x 23 ft. Great Room with Pine/Cedar cathedral ceiling, Hickory & Ceramic floors, 2 FP’s, Central Vacuum System, Skylight, Built-in Bookcase, Insulated Anderson Windows, Heat Pump, plus 600 sq. ft. Garage. Or with 125 +- ac. for $725,000. MLS 513087 & 513257.

ARRINGTON – $52,500

WINGINA – $1,400,000

ROSELAND – $946,500

TYRO – $364,900

New Listing! 10.15 ac. of Mixed hardwoods, level to rolling parcel fronting on a paved state road. Located approx. 7 miles South of Lovingston with great building site and approx. 500 ft. of road frontage. No HOA fees or Restrictions w/Electric close by. MLS 513349.

Build your dream home in the historic James River Valley among other fine farms & estates. Enjoy gorgeous James River and local mtn views from numerous building sites surrounded by 227 ac of pasture, hay & wood land. Offering over 1600ft of river frontage MLS 498066

Reduced! 5 Br., 4817 sq. ft. home with 4 full BTH’s 2 half BTH’s., & 2 car-garage on 66.86 gorgeous open and wooded acres with pond and bold creek flowing through property, fantastic mountain views. Recently renovated Kit. w/ granite counters, hand-crafted cabinets, gas grill cooktop, convection oven. 2 FP, & much more! MLS 508868

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

ARRINGTON – $239,900

MONTEBELLO – $209,000

ROSELAND – $169,900

LOVINGSTON – $149,900

This circa 1900 home offers modern day updates while keeping the charm of old with great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This home has 10 ft. ceilings, new kitchen, many fireplaces ideal for gas log inserts, lovely wood floors, new windows, nice front porch, freshly painted inside and out to name a few of the amenities. The outbuilding was an apt. needs updating. MLS 279889.

Hidden under the Parkway in Montebello, this 2 Br. Farmhouse on 10.4 ac. nearby stocked pond. Simple pleasures of hiking through the woods to find native wildflowers plus enjoying mountain views and wildlife. Farmhouse has fully equipped Kit., baseboard electric heat, full BA. w/some furnishings. Add’l 31.8 ac. can be purchased. MLS 510036

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

Four lots totaling 1.25 ac. in the shopping/ business area of Tanbark Plaza which is just off US 29. Ideal location for commercial/office/ retail business/multi housing off Main Street, Lovingston. Electric, Water & Sewer are available. Special Use Permit on property. Owner is a licensed Realtor. MLS#509064

ARRINGTON – $134,500

LOVINGSTON – $125,000

SHIPMAN – $95,000

SHIPMAN – $65,000

Seller will give up to $3500 in Closing Costs! Low Maint. w/exterior of brick/rock/vinyl. Fam. Rm. w/ brick FP & open, updated Kit. w/Bar, 9x17 Dn. Rm. for gatherings & adjoining 13’x16.5’ LR w/Bay Window, Hardwood flrs.,3 spacious BRs., Basement, 17.5’x21.5’ Workshop w/elec & half Bath was a beauty shop w/ cabinets & paneled, garden spot, patio. MLS 513269.

27.78 acres. Great building sites. Build your dream home with enough wooded land if you’re a hunter. If you love the outdoors, make walking/riding trails. Rt29 road frontage. Easy access to Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Waynesboro. MLS 511803

28.19 acres.Great building sites. Mountain views. Wooded with nice open field. Road Frontage. Parcel #2 14.14+-acres ($50,000)or Parcel #3 14.05+-acres ($45,000). Purchase both or purchase separate. MLS 511710.

Great Location for Mini-farm or private home site with 10 level to rolling acres. Beautiful hardwood forest with open land presently grazed by cattle. Build on elevated, private site hidden amongst hardwoods overlooking spring-fed pond. Convenient to Lovingston and US 29. MLS 504049.


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The clang from the blacksmith’s anvil rings across the parking lot as the class of six men and boys and one woman move around the warehouse space stoking fires and beating hot metal with hammers. These modern blacksmiths, sporting bright green earplugs and conventional safety glasses, are in training to learn a skill that has been quietly disappearing from American life, replaced by the ability to buy things, not make things.


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Nate, 11, of HIghland County carries a bar of steel from the forge to the anvil as he makes a bar for a hook rack while taking a year long certification class at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing, in Waynesboro.


Dale Morse, instructor and co-owner of the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing shows students how to build a hook rack.


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Dale Morse, owner and teacher at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing (VIB) in Waynesboro is changing that one class at a time. Morse said his school offers students a usable, lifelong skill along with a “real sense of accomplishment.” He added, “Blacksmithing is a test of many different abilities.” Morse said successful students must be strong, have stamina plus math skills, an understanding of economics, and the ability to visualize what is needed to turn a piece of steel into a work of art. Back in the early 1900s, blacksmiths in the U.S. were vital members of each community; they repaired everything from stagecoach frames and weapons to cooking utensils and furniture and made necessities like nails and cast iron pots. Most blacksmiths also took on apprentices, young men who worked for years to fully learn the trade. Morse’s current year-long class includes two young students from Highland County, an 11 year old and a 14 year old. Nate, the youngest of the pair fell in love with blacksmithing on a visit to Mt. Vernon. James, the older and taller of the two, attended a workshop at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, and was hooked. Morse understands how each boy feels, he picked up his first hammer when he was 9 years old. However, he didn’t learn some important skills until he was living in Germany, where he said they take the art very seriously and provide years of training. He added, “between 12 and 14 years old is the perfect age to start learning,” which is why he decided to introduce others in the Shenandoah Valley, especially youngsters, to blacksmithing. He said for safety reasons a parent must attend with any underage student. That requires an even bigger commitment from the young men and their families.

William James of Charlottesville, left and Brian Harris of Chesapeake, right work on hammering hooks.


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(Clockwise from upper left) James, 14 from Highland County works up a sweat as he tends a fire in the forge. William James of Charlottesville works on hammering a bar for a hook rack he is making. Brian Harris of Chesapeake shows off two of the many hooks he’s learning to make.


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Nate, 11, of Highland County uses his foot to dump ash from the forge as he heats steel for a project at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing in Waynesboro, Va. He is one of 6 students currently taking a year long certification class at the blacksmithing school.

Reclaimed Wood Sculpture & Chainsaw Carving by Mark Poleski 434.942.2894

OUTDOOR LIVING AT ITS FINEST In addition to the year-long certificate program, the VIB offers a variety of beginning blacksmith classes, an introduction to welding and to copper jewelry making. In the beginning classes students will make anything from medieval spears, helmets or shields to practical items like camping utensils, door handles and hinges. The certificate program students begin making iron hooks and a candlestick out of what Morse calls mild steel, the low end or softest grade of steel, then progress to more complex pieces like fireplace tools and finally a project of their own design. The school now opens the shop on Tuesday evenings for a small fee for those who want to work on their own projects. Students come from all over the state. Brian Harris, a certificate program participant, travels each week from Chesapeake and plans to make blacksmithing his career. He would have enrolled in a trade program in high school he explained if one had existed. Now he drives several hours to attend class every Friday afternoon plus each first weekend of the month. He is determined to finish the program and receive his VIB certification. Morse and his partner, David Tucciarone founded the school seven years ago. Anyone interested in signing up for the classes can do that online through the Blue Ridge Community College continuing education web page or by using the VIB web page: Morse believes blacksmithing is now making a comeback and he encourages his students to

“strike while the iron is hot.� BRL



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ALL STARRY NIGHTS MUST COME TO AN END. The popular outdoor music and wine event at Veritas Vineyard & Winery wrapped up its 2013 season with Jim Waive & The Young Divorcees kicking the night off before turning the stage over to Love Canon.


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CONDOS 2040 Stone Ridge Condos $65,000.00 MLS#513569

Classy smaller 1BR(king)- Excellent views & location on 18th fairway. 400ft from club house- situation on small bluff overlooking landscaped lawn, gardens & fairway below. Easy walk to Wintergarden Spa, pools, saunas, spa tubs, exercise, etc.

2111 Fairway Woods

$125,000.00 MLS#513183

Golf front on highest golf course in Virginia, close walk to club house, spa, tennis, ski slopes & Nature Foundation.

1625 Overlook

$244,900.00 MLS#511130

Wonderful location! End villa with wraparound deck, raised hearth fireplace in living room. Walk out to deck from master bedroom. Views for miles!









Where memories are planted. Located at the base of High Peak Mountain. 226 Tobacco Row Lane, Monroe, VA. Open: Monday -Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday: 1pm-5pm (434) 929-2401

250 Timbers

$82,000.00 MLS#511339

Unit has been nicely furnished and upgraded. Timbers is ski/slope side and a great location for resort activities. This one level unit with separate bedroom offers privacy from other living areas.

453 Three Ridges

$169,000.00 MLS#513523

This property is located at one of the best locations in Three Ridges for skiing access privacy. It is currently on the Wintergreen Resort Rental and has been well maintained.

MOUNTAIN HOMES 221 Fawn Ridge Dr.

$399,000.00 (Deer Springs 2) MLS#510376

The minute you enter this property you feel the strength of a well built and solid structure. The ski entry has drip pans for outdoor equipment and easy access. A game room with a wet bar and pool table flows into the living room, which features an energy efficient fireplace. The very large kitchen with stainless & granite is a wonderful place to gather. A wrap around, covered porch provides a wonderful entertainment area right off the 6th hole of Devils Knob Golf Course.

56 Fairway Oaks

$439,000.00 (Chestnut Springs 10) MLS#511718

On the 3rd fairway, immediate cross country skiing connection in natural snow, 1300 feet to WPOA’s Chestnut Springs Pool. New hardwood floor in living and dining room was installed recently.

Call or come by today! 800.325.2200 OCTOBER 2013


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A DAY-LONG MOUTH PARTY and not a cloud in the sky at this year’s Rocktown Wine & Dine Festival, held at Turner Pavilion & Park. Organized by Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, the event featured more than 80 wines that were paired with a wide variety of tasty eats.


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MAKIN’ FESTIVAL October 5th & October 19th | 10 am to 4:30

Select from over 15 different apple varieties out of bins Cider, Jams, Jellies, Crafts & Gifts

ROMP, CHOMP AND STOMP. A celebration of the grape harvest, the annual Wintergreen Winery event draws stompers young and young-at-heart. Yet another reason why you shouldn’t wear white this time of year.


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Corn Maze & Food Clowns Childrens’ Activities


Pick-your-own Pumpkins & Gourds

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Tuesday, October 22nd Geeks Who Drink Costume Trivia | 7pm Additional prizes for the best costumes!

Wednesday, October 23rd 2nd Annual Pumpkin Painting & Carving Party pumpkins, treats and live music 3pm-8pm. Free!

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1619 Afton Mountain Road Brick home in Afton on 1.74 acres, located only minutes to wineries, brewery and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Home features 3 BR, 1.5 BA, large family room with gas fireplace and a dining room with wood-burning fireplace and a full unfinished basement. Oversized workshop/garage on the property. $249,000 7241 Crabtree Falls Highway More than 4700 square feet under roof for your enjoyment! Open 3 BR floor plan with vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces, bonus family room and exercise room. Kitchen with large breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and mahogany cabinets. Spacious deck for entertaining and relaxing while gazing at the mountain views. 32 x 30 garage and a detached 28 x 24 “man cave.” Minutes from Crabtree Falls, Tye River, Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway. $310,000 1208 Roberts Mountain Road Well-built home on a 3.8-acre wooded, lakefront lot in the New Land Subdivision. Winter views with potential for yearround with selective cutting. The 3 BR, 2 BA home has lovely, large windows to let in natural light. Large wood stove in lower family room provides ample heating. Small outbuilding. $179,000 Creek Road Parcels 1 and 2 Gorgeous mountain views from these two 2.5-acre parcels located in northern Nelson. Lots have been “perked” for a 3-bedroom dwelling. Conveniently located to schools, restaurants and only 30 minutes to Charlottesville! $75,000 each or $139,000 for entire property Montvue Lane Parcels Priced below assessed value! Beautiful parcels with easy access to Lovingston, Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Nice views. Choose your builder. Minutes from shopping, dining and schools. Lots range from 2 to 11 acres and are priced from $32,250 to $100,000

111 Deer Run Waterfront home with 3 BR, 3.5 BA. Great room overlooking the pond, many new upgrades (carpet, tile floors, builtin cabinets, new baths, HVAC). Lower level finished with family room, bedroom and bath that would be perfect as an in-law suite. Spacious decking and patio areas and lovely perennial gardens surrounding the home. $379,900 325 Stone Orchard Immaculate one-level, 3 BR, golf-front home with stunning mountain views! Upgrades include Brazilian hardwood, granite counters in kitchen, closet built-ins, stainless steel appliances and more! Master has tray ceiling and private bath with seamless shower and 36" high double vanity. Custom shades and valances. $399,900

WINTERGREEN 774 Laurelwood One BR condo in a great location! Remodeled kitchen with new upgraded cabinets, new appliances, new maple hardwood and ceramic tile flooring. Easy access to skiing, dining, and shopping. Walk to the Wintergreen Performing Arts activities and the fireworks on the 4th! Laurelwood is the only condo association with its own private pool! $84,000 23 Blackrock Circle The perfect treehouse getaway nestled among mature mountain laurel. Light-filled 4 BR chalet featuring vaulted ceilings with beams, wood-burning fireplace, updated kitchen with Silestone counters, new cabinets and appliances, Pella windows, and paved drive. Owner added a wonderful mud room with built-in bench that is perfect for shedding those ski boots! Spacious deck for entertaining and enjoying the fresh mountain breezes. Easy access to slopes. $299,900

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Location: 18 Devils Bend, Wintergreen, Virginia Offered at: $349,900 Comments: Another great value from solid rock properties/copperleaf. Brand new construction 2,000 square feet with the abilty to finish the basement and add a 4th bedroom and 3rd bath to make this a 2,300 sq foot home. Custom hickory cabinets, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, hardiplank siding and much more. High ceilings, wall of glass windows, huge wrap around deck, craftman style front door. This is a great value for new construction under $350k. Oversized lot! Contact: Rod Phillips Roy Wheeler -Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties 434-325-8018

Location: 6222 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, Virginia Offered at: $299,900 Comments: Classic farmhouse on 7+ acres in heart of wine country; ideal residence, mini-farm, home/professional business, B&B, gift/wine shop; Thoughtfully renovated balancing original charm with modern conveniences, updated kitchen/bathrooms, central air/heat w/ Wi-Fi smart thermostat, high speed internet, 1st flr master, multiple living areas, office, French doors, woodstove, gas fireplace, private deck, covered porch, workshop, ample parking, and land, stream, and pasture for garden or animals; 30 min to Charlottesville. Contact: Marlo Allen Mountain Area Realty 434-996-3525

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166 White Oak – Listed for $399,500

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47 Bucksaw Lane Private wooded lot on cul de sac at Wintergreen. Priced to sell, hold as investment or build here now. Seasonal views. Listed by Steve Marianella at $40,000, 434-566-1293 or (498182)



Great value in this well maintained, cozy furnished three bedroom vacation home. New windows, new flooring, large wrap around deck and lots of charm in this getaway at Wintergreen. Nice stone wood burning fireplace where you can warm after a brisk hike or a day on the slopes. Level driveway, good location just off prestigious Devils Knob Loop. $251,900. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, (504238)








1524 Cliffs Condo A rare, gorgeous, remodeled, top floor, 3 bed, 3 bath, end unit. No expense was spared. Names like Grohe, Franke, Dacor, Viking, Subzero compliment cherry wood, wrought iron, granite. 48 bottle wine fridge. See broker for detailed list of improvements. Million dollar mountain views. Walk to Spa, Golf, Tennis. $489,500. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (506197)







280 Fawn Ridge – Listed for $345,000




342 Foothills Drive – Listed for $275,000

10 Mulligan Lane – Stoney Creek Unique double lot offers ability to build unattached single home in 55+ RoseWood Village community. Located near shopping and all Stoney Creek amenities; also has views of mountains and golf course. $99,500 call Joan Mummery 434-361-9402 (496472)

4 Ivy Glen Beautifully decorated, 1350sf, 2BR/2.5BA End Unit TH for $210,000! New roof, windows, central HVAC, water heater, washer/dryer & deck expansion. Windows on 3 sides. On shuttle route. Furnished. Contact Dawn at 800417-1890, (503650)



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87 Devils Knob Loop LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. On the 12th hole with views down the green and fairway. One of the few remaining golf course lots on soon to be private Devils Knob Golf Course. Some seasonal valley views from lot also. Gently sloping, easily buildable lot. Seller/builder happy to quote on new home also. Quiet area within walking distance to Spa, Devils Grill, golf, tennis and numerous hiking trails. $160,000. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. (506731)









1804 High Ridge court – Listed for $239,000


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1798 Monocan Drive – Listed for $500,000

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Great location near slopes on a quiet cul-de-sac with .62 acres with more green space surrounding. Beautiful winter views of Highlands ski trails and mountains. Charming home with lots of windows for natural light. A must see and a great value for under $300K. Turnkey Furnished with some exclusions. $299,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (507237)





757 Laurelwood

67 Pedlars End

Great value on a seldom available, 4 bedroom and 4 full bath Overlook condo. Spectacular views. Dramatic vaulted ceilings. Open floor plan, large wrap around deck, and wet bar are great for entertaining. Huge master suite and bath. Walk to tennis, golf, spa, dining. $379,500. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 (507457)


Only $129,000 for this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished condo with bonus sleeping area. Great location near Mountain Village and a short walk to Laurelwood Pool. Nice wood laminate floor and fireplace in family room, private deck, no steps from parking lot to condo. Fireplace recently upgraded. Great value and ready to move in. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, (510211)








1181 Monocan Drive – Listed for $299,500



618 Devils Knob Loop – Listed for $569,000

Cozy & convenient to the Mountain Inn, Shopping, Ski and Dining make this a perfect rental opportunity. Freshly painted and priced to sell! This one bedroom, one bath condo with a wood burning fireplace and open floor plan awaits your personal touch! Back deck convenient for pets as it is ground level. $89,500. Call Tim Craig 540416-8498 (497221)

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218 Timbers Condo Well-maintained Timbers condo offers quality furnishings and ready access to the Mountain Village - only a few paces from skiing, shopping, dining, Performing Arts. Great investment and mountain retreat. Lowest condo dues at Wintergreen! Furnished. $65,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (509866)

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10 Trillium Townhome Spacious 2 bed, 2.5 bath Trillium townhome with deck overlooking 1 acre Trillium nature preserve. Immediately across from Wintergarden, Trillium neighborhood is uniquely situated for walking to the spa, Nature Foundation, ski shuttle, plus just 2 minutes to golf & tennis. New Roof in 2011. $189,000. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 (506393)


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31 Lakeview Court Rare water front lot with direct access to Lake Monocan plus great mountain and golf views. Priced for today’s market and one of only a few remaining opportunities to build on Lake Monocan. Build now or later (no build-time requirement). Central water and sewer available. Reduced! $85,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (502060)


57 Cobble Lane A wonderful charming home within a short walk to ski slopes and mountain village at Black Rock. Across from Black Rock park and The Plunge. This home has lots of natural light and great open floor plan. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. A must see in this price range....very desirable location in the Blackrock neighborhood. $450,000. Listed by Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (507621)


107 Chestnut Lane Great value for a buildable lot near the Mountain Village center. Quiet street but close to skiing, restaurants, hiking and other activities. Invest now while prices are low...priced to sell. $30,000. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. (511643)




157 Mountain Inn Invest now in this highly rated rental unit at Wintergreen! Furnished and bringing steady revenue, this condo has a kitchenette, full bathroom, family room and loft bedroom with two beds. Located in the Mountain Inn village you can walk to shops, restaurants, skiing, skating and many summer festivals right out your door. Invest now before prices rebound! Listed at $118,000 Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, (506827)






258 Timbers Updated Timbers Condo on Wintergreen Resort Rental Program. Great location, slopeside condo, walk to amenities. Priced to sell. $98,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (493414)

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105 Saddleback Knoll - Stoney Creek Custom, top quality home with surprising flexibility and easy maintenance. Single level-living on main floor with enjoyable summer/winter views - 1.3 acres with water front. Large master suite, gourmet kitchen & pantry, three car garage, plenty of storage. Impeccably maintained & improved. Priced to Sell! $699,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (512037)












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9 Great Owl Lane Charming cottage in the woods makes a great weekend getaway. Main living area with fireplace is open to dining and kitchen with gorgeous antique pine floors. Enjoy the woods on the screened porch or wrap around deck. $285,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (504344)


Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath mountain home on half an acre located in a great neighborhood in Wintergreen Resort. Open floor plan with high ceilings. Spacious great room, large bedrooms and eat-in kitchen and dining. Expansive decks for entertaining and enjoying winter views. New Roof and exterior paint in 2008. Sold Turn-key furnished. Priced to sell at $279,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (511964)


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1453 Ledges Condo


Superb 5 bedroom home on Devils Knob Loop. Built in 2005, home features all modern construction materials & techniques plus vaulted great room, separate family room, winter views, granite counters, zero steps from parking to front door. Easy walk to Spa, indoor pool, coffee shop, and the Trillium shuttle stop. Reduced! $475,000. Contact by Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 (499962)


BEST value for 2 bedroom condo with million dollar mountain views. Two generous bedrooms and 2 full baths. Large living area and dining room open to views. Summer breezes 10+ degrees cooler than valley temps. Walk to Highlands ski lift and Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center. Furnished. $174,900. Listed by Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (491462)


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Great views from this well maintained High Ridge Condo. Priced to sell! This condo has new appliances, new cabinets, new window treatments.....very clean unit. The condo association has replaced roof and siding. HOA fees are among the lowest on the Ridge. Park out front and only walk a few steps to your front door.....great easement to this unit. Great value for a High Ridge condo. $219,900. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (509734)


702 Laurelwood






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






2113 Fairway Woods

Nothing like summer golf in the cool Mt. air! Watch golfers play the 18th fairway of Devils Knob championship course from patio or from inside this renovated unit. Updated furniture, flooring, paint & Kitchen appliances. Fully furnished. Relatively few stairs. Walk to Spa, tennis courts & Nature Foundation. 2-3 min shuttle ride to Mt. Inn, ski slopes, shops & restaurants. Play Stoney Creek courses in valley all year. Best price for 2BR/2BA in Fairway Woods & among 3 lowest in all of Wintergreen. $119,000. Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890, Dawn. (509657)



Formerly a 1 bedroom unit, the owner transformed space into a 2nd bedroom complete with a bunk bed! New flooring in kitchen and bath 2010. Easy walk to skiing and Mountain Inn. Recently replaced stove, fridge, heat pump, dishwasher. $89,000! Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (479168)




1296 Stoney Creek West With ARB approval, the existing home on this golf front lot will be removed to make room for a Winterwoods Homes luxury timber frame and stone design. This special lot is within 100 yards of Stoney Creek clubhouse. Already have your own lot? Choose from any of 40+ portfolio designs. $2,725,000. Call or click for more information. 434-296-9860 (462919) UE AL BV R PE SU

10 North Rock Tree Lane Home features abundance of high-end finishes, 5 bedrooms + a 6th as bonus room, granite kitchen counters, cherry cabinets, 2 master bedrooms, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 large family rooms, 2 minute walk to Tyro ski slope, endless wrap-around decking. Furnished. $525,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860. OCTOBER 2013

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Bed & Breakfast, Farm Winery, or Professional Office? 6222 Rockfish Valley Hwy MLS# 510341

Only $299,900

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

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

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

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

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Financial ramifications of mortgage loans and rates


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

Would you rather pay more or less for a product or service? Sounds like a no brainer, huh? Perhaps you look at grocery store ads in the local paper and find that milk is on sale. What do you do? You drive miles out of your way to “get the deal”. Reflect for a moment and think about your past or current home purchase process… did you, or will you, pick up the phone or drive across town to get a better rate or loan product? Mortgage products vary, and thus comparisons are not always apples to apples, so you may need to rely on a mortgage professional to interpret and guide you through the process. (Selecting the right mortgage professional is just as important as selecting the right real estate agent.) A true mortgage professional should be able to listen to your goals and plans, analyze your broader financial picture, and incorporate those into a loan product that is tailored to your specific needs. When shopping for a loan, here are a few points of consid-

eration that could cost you dearly or save you immensely. Convenience or Cents? Research the lending professional and their products. Make sure that you are selecting the package based on what makes the most sense, and “cents”, and not making a selection just because the lender is a family friend or conveniently located at your local banking institution. Saving today or tomorrow? Don’t select loans based solely on upfront lender fees. A bank waiving or discounting a fee or loan origination charge may seal your fate and secure you a savings on your closings costs, but penalize you in the long term over the next 15, 20, or 30 years of the life of the loan. Long term savings may significantly trump the short term perks. Time is money; rates are on the rise and an increase in interest rates can significantly change the repayment outcomes. Example: Using a standard mortgage calculator at

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for a $200,000 fixed rate, 30 year loan, a 1% interest rate change from 4.00% to 5.00% results in a higher monthly payment of $119 with an additional $42,773 paid over the life of the loan. In this scenario the borrower would end up paying back more and possibly even jeopardize the ability to qualify for a loan when faced with strict qualifying debt to income ratios. When rates are on the rise, the timing of a home purchase is an essential savings component and perhaps even a critical qualifying condition for many. Be prepared to act; as you shop for a house, you may also want to shop for rates. Unraveling the Puzzle; with a multitude of loan options, it is imperative that the lender decipher the puzzle to best match the borrower and product. For example, if a borrower does not have a 20% down payment, is there a loan available without having to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI)? A borrower using a $200,000 FHA loan may have an estimated monthly PMI payment


of $225. Depending on how long the purchaser plans to stay in the home, would a fixed rate or adjustable rate program, or a 15 or 30 year loan term, offer savings or qualifying incentives? There are so many situations and scenarios; spend time with the loan officer reviewing options and selecting the best tailor made, and potentially cost-saving, product. Writing this article made me think of my dad. Many of you know me and may be aware of my dad’s passing after a 2 year battle with cancer. His legacy lives on in me daily. Following in his footsteps, I will often walk across a parking lot with my nose to the ground in search of lost change. My dad taught me that every penny counts. As you navigate through life, will you be the one to lose or find that penny? Marlo Allen, frequently referred to as “That Girl,” calls Nelson County home. In fact, she grew up in Nelson and besides being a Realtor, is a family business partner at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery in Nellysford. Marlo provides real estate services in Nelson and surrounding counties. Mountain & River Views! 687 Adial Rd 56 Acres; MLS #513740; $649,900

Marlo is #1 in Nelson County! If you are buying or selling in Nelson, you should call Marlo, a LOCAL, top producing real estate agent. *Sales data pulled form CAAR MLS from 1/1/13-9/13/13.

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What is on your wish list? Water, views, acreage for animals and hobbies, close proximity to Charlottesville? Look no further! Own 56 scenic acres with around 2,000 ft of Rockfish River frontage, phenomenal mountain views, plenty of open pasture for horses/livestock, and improvements such as classic farmhouse, smokehouse, barns, and chicken coop for use as garage/storage/workshop. Multiple division rights and river and mountain view building sites available. Central county location within 30 minutes of Charlottesville and only 5 minutes to heart of Nellysford and Wintergreen Resort with shops, shopping center, doctor, dentist, farmers market, restaurants, breweries, wineries, golf, etc. Property has agricultural zoning which could offer developmental opportunities as farm, winery, and/or brewery.

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I had already retired from the Backroads before meeting Ted and his wife Jane or I would have surely written a feature article about them in the paper. But it was my pleasure to interview them for my new book, Appalachian Heart, and share the wealth of talent Ted has when it comes to restoring early horse drawn vehicles and everything in between. He is one of those people who have the God-given gift of being able to fix and fabricate most anything he sets his mind to. Ted was one of three children born to Lewis and Pauline Hughes and was raised up in the hamlet of Massies Mill. He remembers all the local businesses and proprietors from the 1930s on and loaned wonderful vintage photographs of the village during its heyday, for the new book. The Hughes began their unique business called the Chalk Level Carriage and Buggy Works after Ted retired from his job at VDOT and Jane retired from Contel Telephone Company. His first formal repair

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of a horse-drawn vehicle came when he and Jane belonged to a horse riding and driving club and someone needed a wagon repaired. Next they bought a surrey in bad condition and after Ted had brought it back to its original beauty, a local newspaper did an article about it. An undertaker saw the story and inquired about restoring an old hearse. The phone started ringing and hasn’t stopped yet. Near and far, people came to have vintage vehicles restored or were looking to purchase a vehicle Ted finished and had for sale. When asked how many restorations he has done over the years, Ted tries to count but quickly loses sight of the total. Here is a partial list of the horse-drawn vehicles he’s worked on: 28 antique carriages, sleighs and buggies for the Robert Thomas Carriage Museum in Blackstone, Virginia; a vis-a’-vis carriage, a Victoria, a French cabriolet, a Cuban Valente, a Sicilian donkey cart, a water buffalo cart from Siam, several cannons and caissons, an English tub cart, reapers, an early washing machine, an omnibus, two Civil War wagons, a multitude of sleighs, three adult hearses and one white child’s hearse, wagonettes, and a street sweeper from Cincinnati, Ohio. He also completely built from scratch an 1860s Civil War ambulance that a man wanted for his collection. The only pieces Ted did not make for the vehicle were the wheels and the springs. He ordered the specifications for an Army wagon from Fort Lee, and was then invited to take photographs and go behind the scenes to look at the ambulances in the quartermaster museum. The original plans called for pine and walnut wood but the man ordering the vehicle wanted the whole thing built from solid cherry. Fifty pounds of horse hair at twelve dollars a pound was ordered out of Ohio just to stuff the seats with. When finished, the ambulance could carry eight wounded soldiers who were still able to stand or four seriously wounded men who could be placed on fold-down stretchers. Ted said he put in about three hundred hours of labor on the vehicle and it was in his shop for over a year. Each year the Hughes host a Christmas open house, usually held in November for folks who want to see Ted’s work. This year the open house will be on Saturday, November 2, but will have a slightly different twist. Ted has been working on a new project that will be featured at the old Proffitt mill off of Warwick Barn Road in Arrington. Ted has sketched out two maps of Massies Mill showing where all the early businesses and homes were located and named the people who operated and lived there. The second map shows Massies Mill pre-Hurricane Camille and afterwards, with businesses and people who were lost after the devastating hurricane ripped through Nelson County. The Hughes’s daughter Susan, an artist, has added beautiful touches of color illustrations to the maps and both will be available for purchase at the open house. For more information about Ted’s work and the upcoming open house please call the Hughes family at 434-277-5166, and check out the story on page 38. BRL

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7th Annual Nelson County FFA Bluegrass Benefit Saturday, October 12, 2013 4pm - 9pm Come and support the State Winning FFA Teams as they make their way to the National FFA Convention in Kentucky! FOOD • DRINKS • SILENT AUCTION • BAKE SALE • 50-50’S RAFFLE

Lynn will be at the following book signings during the month of October: Oct. th 5, Silver Lake Mill in Dayton, from 11-3pm – Oct. 11 at Rockfish Valley Natural History Center, 5 pm -- Oct. 12, Montebello Fire Dept. from 2-5pm -- Oct. 19, Campbell Reunion at the Piney River Moose Lodge from 10-4pm, -- Oct. 26, Books & Co., Lexington from 10-2pm.and at Ted and Jane Hughes open house in Arrington on Nov. 2, from 9-4pm.

Little Mountain Boys

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Nelson County Middle School Auditorium Rt. 29, Lovingston, VA Deep Blue Express

Admission: Adults $10 Children 6 - 12 $5 Children under 6 - FREE Doors Open at 3pm 434-263-4801 All proceeds will be used to offset trip costs for the FFA teams.


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JANNYBYRD She’ll have you on pins and needles

Janelle Harrop, twenty one year old Albemarle native, has only lived in Nelson County for about a year, but she’s been busy sewing her seeds of talent all over town. Aside from working at local gem, Basic Necessities in Nellysford, she also spends her time making clothing. “I got started because my mom and my grandmother sewed, and then my friend and I saw Pride and Prejudice and we wanted to make the dresses,” Janelle explains. “The empire waist, the regality of it all.” continued on page


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O PPORTUNITY BALL Friday, October 25th, 6:30 PM until the Bewitching Hour Veritas Vineyard & Winery 151 Veritas Lane, Afton VA

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

STONEY CREEK LOTS 241 Shingle Oak Ln.

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

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$33,900.00 (Rodes Valley Foothills 13) MLS#503156 One of the least expensive homesites in Stoney Creek and consists of 1.604 acres. Ideal for someone wanting to build with opportunity to have a walkout lower level. This lot could have a very good view.

COUNTY HOMES 8093 Patrick Henry Hwy.

$395,000.00 MLS#513348 Gracious one level living, including, large kitchen, separate dining, formal living room, large den, master suite, two guest bedrooms & bath, large screen porch, entry foyer, back door “mud room”, two car garage, one large 1BR apartment and the studio apartment.

85 Meadow Ct.

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

1258 Greenfield Rd.

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


The Opportunity Ball is the culmination of a fundraising campaign in which individuals and corporations take the OPPORTUNITY to make a charitable contribution to their community through the NCCF (Nelson County Community Fund). NCCF is a committee-advised fund of the Charlottesville Area Community Fund (CACF), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Since 2000 NCCF has awarded nearly $800,000 in grants to more than 40 organizations with the goal of improving the quality of life for all who live here.


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$139,900.00 (20.37 Acres) MLS#504708 Ideal property for a vacation get a way or for hunting. Secluded and private but has easy access to main roads- HWY 151 & HWY 29. Road maintenance is shared equally with adjacent property owners. Electric Power routed to the property.

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Fast forward about ten years and you can find some of her more modern work on Facebook using her business name, Jannybyrd. Her future plans include setting up an Etsy account, just as soon as she irons out some business details. “Some people call me Janny, but I just like the name Jannybyrd… be free as a bird, naked as a Jannybyrd,” says Janelle. “You have to be comfortable in what you’re wearing, and sometimes you just wanna wear something where you feel like you’re not wearing anything because you’re so comfortable in it.” This girl’s skills aren’t just cut and dry, however; she’s got some tricks up that handmade sleeve of hers. “I did costuming for the Michie Theater and that was good experience for a while. I’ve made costumes for people who work in the circus, so I’ve made stilt pants. I’d like to make even more costumes but for now I just make dresses.” Somehow able to transition seamlessly from one set of skills to the next, Janelle is still always looking for new ideas. “It’s hard to tell where my style comes from. I just kinda do what works and try out different techniques like alternative ways for not using a zipper, using buttons and elastic,” says Janelle. “My mother was an art teacher and maybe she taught me something there, ya know, as far as doing creative things and thinking outside the box.” Equipped with all the right tulles, Janelle’s success could be a developing pattern. We’ll keep you posted as the story unfolds. BRL

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ENJOY THE QUESTIONS? SKEPTICAL OF THE ANSWERS? BrewPub Theology might be for you. Come and see! Devils Backbone Basecamp 200 Mosbys Run Roseland, Virginia

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(434) 361-2440 2788 B Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford, VA 22958

424 Sunset Strip • Tucked away on a quintessential country road is this charming contemporary home that is the definition of all things Nelson County! Afton location; 3 BR, 2 BA; 4 acres; 2,346 square feet. MLS #512366 $350,000

669 Walkers Mountain Road • Follow the country road along the Tye River to Walker’s Mountain. With 15 private acres, a bold creek, unique suspension bridge, open land and wooded trails. 3 BR, 2 BA; office; gas FP; 1,800 square feet. MLS #513746 $265,000

84 Summit Lane • This is the kind of home where memories are made! Stunning mountain views surround this home on Summit Lane at Wintergreen Resort. Great multi-family home. Wood-burning fireplace; multiple family rooms, hot tub, 6 BR, 4 BA; over 5,000 square feet. MLS# 505278 $875,000

161 Woodhouse Lane (Stoney Creek) • This is a very unique property with lots of opportunity for horse owners/enthusiasts! Mini farm equipped with barn, pasture, and fencing. Custom-built Lindal Cedar home. 4,000 square feet; 5 BR, 4.5 BA; 4.5 acres. MLS #504002 $690,000


WINTERGREEN RESORT Lot 46 Chestnut Springs Near Chestnut Springs pool, .42 acres, wooded lot. MLS #514098 $65,000

NELLYSFORD Stonegate Lane—Greenfield Acres 360-degree mountain views; Open with hardwood trees bordering. 9.45 acres. MLS #511782 $199,000

NELLYSFORD Dogwood Lane—Winterhaven 2.35 acres. Great building lot, mountain views. Lot 17. MLS #506247 $45,000


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snapshots THIS IS HOW YOU GET YOUR OOM-PAH ON. This year’s Oktoberfest bash at Wintergreen Resort did not disappoint, bringing out the German in everyone. Organized by Wintergreen Performing Arts, the festival features traditional German food as well as seasonal selections from local breweries Blue Mountain and Wild Wolf.

It’s been this way for over 30 years.

Our FIRST ANNUAL Apple Day at Pharsalia is a great way to spend a day in the country with family!

Whether you call our office in Appomattox, Lovingston, Orange or Charlottesville, someone you know answers the phone. You know us and we know fuel.

Our special guests for the day are:


Tom Burford (Professor Apple) He will be signing his just released book Apples of North America

• Makin’ Homemade Apple Butter • Cider Pressing • Demos on Drying and Cooking with Apples • House Tours and Lunch • Music by “Rockfish Gap”

John Hoskins, Heirloom Apple Enthusiast, Orchardist of heirloom and Grafter of Apple Trees Rachel Deddins Food Historian, hearth cooking expert!

PICK YOUR OWN APPLES at Silver Creek Orchards will be happening at the foot of the hill in front of Pharsalia.


$5 per person Kids under 6 free! 2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, VA


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snapshots A SPARTAN RACE AT WINTERGREEN RESORT IS NOT EASY. And if you’re part of Operation Enduring Warrior – a Midlothian-based non-profit operated by veterans – you might take up the challenge wearing a gas mask, helping your buddy with no legs complete the grueling 8-mile obstacle course. For the rest of us, tackling the slopes was hard enough. The best part? Maybe not the log carry.

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Hidden Springs Lane 76 Laurel Springs Overlooking 10th green &11th tee, exceptional quality with 4 BR and second living area. $749,000

76 Crab Orchard Backing on National Forest with Shenandoah Valley views, this charming, classic mountain home has 4 BR in main and lovely bedroom suite over 2-car garage. $837,000

181 Firtree Drive Extremely affordable and conveniently located to skiing and Blackrock Village. 5 BR. $259,000

This special location provides beach front, golf front, lake front and mountain views! These five contiguous lots can be purchased together, individually or in any combination.

48 Knob Hill Place 180-degree, magnificent views of Blue Ridge. Walk to Spa. 6 BR, 3.5 BA. $948,000

1007 Winery Lane 11 acres. Mini-farm. Custom home with gorgeous mountain views, barn/stable, pasture, just 10 minutes to Wintergreen, Nellysford,and Blue Ridge Parkway. $775,000 448 Laurel Springs Drive Incredible features by the architect owner and right on the creek! You must see to appreciate. $435,000 867 Shamokin Springs Trail Amazing views, great floor plan, attractively priced. You’ll love this one! 3 BR. $459,000. Adjacent homesite available at $125,000.

Townhouses and Condominiums

1001 Devils Knop Loop On 16th fairway of Devils Knob with valley views and luxury mountain style. 6 BR 4.5 BA. $890,000

720 Laurelwood Pool, 1 BR. $89,999

600 Hunters Point On the 4th Fairway of Monocan in Stoney Creek with mountain views. “Green Built,” highly efficient. Like new! $549,000

131 Eagle Court Ski front, 2 BR. $179,000 1408 Highland View, ski front, 2 BR. $125,000 2142 Fairway Woods 3 BR, golf front. $179,000 3222 North Ridge Great rental, 3 BR. $179,900

1262 Devils Knob Loop Unbelievable woodwork craftsmanship, walk to the Spa. 3 BR, 2.5 BA. $499,950

2006 Stone Ridge Woods 3 BR. $179,000

17 Laurel Court Adorable light-filled cottage with year-round mountain views on Stoney Creek Golf Course. $365,000


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October 5 & 6 Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm

“We got work to do.”

Historical Displays Sorghum Cooking Arts & Crafts Virginia State Jousting Tourn.


New Standard Bluegrass Proffitt & Sandidge Amherst Dance Academy



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ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL Coolwell Park Sat. Oct. 26, 2013

ANNUAL CANDY HUNT Age: 11 & Younger

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“Nobody ever called me Theodore but my fourth grade teacher in school. Everybody else has known me as Ted.” Ted restores pretty much everything with wheels. “I try to keep it to horse-drawn, but things slowed up a little bit a year or so ago and I took a little automotive turn. We still normally keep two to three years work ahead of us.” Ted used to work for VDOT before he and his wife, Jane, retired. “None of the men in my family lived to be sixty years old. And I never thought I would live to be retirement age. And I always said whenever I get to the point where I can retire, I’m gonna retire. So when they offered that buyout I retired in about three days.” But it didn’t take Ted long before he started up a business of his own, Chalk Level Carriage and Buggy Works. And although the business may have originally began by fixing up an old wagon, many carriages, cannons, surreys and sleighs have moved through his shop since that time. “I been doin’ this 20 years. When I look at a piece I don’t think of it as how much money I’m gonna make, it’s what I can do with it. I’ve always been interested in history. Just about everything I get, I research it: find out what year it was made and what it was used for, if I don’t know.” This past year, when the weather was still cold,


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Ted started a new project. Temporarily switching from horse-drawn to hand-drawn, he decided to sketch out a pre-Hurricane Camille map of his hometown, Massies Mill. “This is like it was August 19, 1969. The names that are in red, it either destroyed those buildings or they had to be torn down. This is where my mother was, right here. All my life we lived right there in that house.” Pulling from personal memories and deeds held in the county Court House, Ted has created a historically accurate record of the once booming town. “In ’69 I was workin’ for the telephone company,” Ted explains. “I really did this just for personal reference. I thought, ‘Well maybe someone down the road sometime would be interested in it.’” Ted’s wife Jane says, “He’s had it in his head for a long time and then finally he got down to business with it.” Copies of this map recently became available for sale at the Oakland Museum and will also be available for purchase at the Hughes’ annual open house November 2, which will be held at the old Proffitt Mill in Arrington. “We, normally, every November would have open house at the shop, but this year we gonna have it down at the mill. I’ll grind some cornmeal and Lynn Coffey will be there signing books. It’ll be a good time.” BRL

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chamber). I consider it to be a ‘nobrainer’ that an outdoor chimney have the firebox/hearth the same height as a wall that it sits on (around 18-24 inches) so one could sit on the hearth or add a log without having to kneel. The best chimneys are very proportional in size, made of stone, are easily seen from inside the home and are on the extremity of a patio. The fire pit has really begun to spring up in more and more designs since both mobile (metal) and fixed (stone) units are relatively inexpensive. Designs for these are as different and complex as any cross-section of a society since there is no formula for how they are to be constructed. Traditionally fire pits are circular and allow for 360 degrees of enjoyment – in particular on a still night where there is no ‘smoke out zone’. The biggest con on these hardscapes is the landscape bang – they have little magnetic effect on the eye from inside the home. Another obvious issue is the fire hazard since wood burning fire pits send countless sparks sprawling into the midnight sky. Minimum heights and widths are typically around sitting height (18 inches) and 2 ½ feet in width. However, since fire pits are not governed by rules for smoke draw, design modifications are countless and viewing can extend from traditional 360 degrees to 90 degrees (against a structure) – all based on the imagination of the designer and the client. Fire pits also allows for the designer to produce pure original work that may mimic a chimney in some fashions and a fire pit in others. Again, the imagination of the designer is your only governing rule. The best fire pits are in the 18 inch height range, are made of stone, may use high-end gas logs in lieu of traditional firewood (for fire hazard reasons) and are located on a lower deck where viewing from inside the home can be from a higher vantage point.

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The Outdoor Chimney & Fire Pit When it comes to patios, chimneys and other hardscapes in the landscape, you really need to take a short list of factors into consideration while contemplating this decision including 1) size of structure, 2) type of material and 3) vantage points. One of my favorites to add to a landscape is either a chimney or a fire pit – both great places to entertain in the landscape year round. Deciding on which one to install is as important as where to install them. The outdoor chimney is a great versatile choice, albeit usually a great deal more expensive than a fire pit. Even when not in use, this structure can be decorated for any season and will absolutely dominate any landscape, whether viewed from inside or outside the home. I can think of no other structure that merits as much attention to placement, in regards to viewing from inside the home, than an outdoor chimney – seeing a winter’s snowfall on your chimney from inside the home will sell you on this fact. The biggest con of a chimney is the enjoyment zone since it only allows less than 180 degrees of viewing while burning. Chimney sizing is critical since if the firebox is too wide or tall in relation to the overall height of the chimney and you are left with a ‘smoker’. There are formulas as to these exact dimensions that should be followed regarding firebox height and width in relation to height of chimney flue. As important as these formulas are the proportions that are met when designing the chimney. A good rule of thumb is half of the firebox width is the thickness of each of the wall that encloses the firebox itself. Therefore if your firebox is 30 inches wide, the wall on the left and right of it should be minimum of 15 inches. Another good rule of thumb is that the width of the firebox is the minimum width of the chimney flue area (once you have cleared the firebox and smoke




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asktheDr. By Dr. Steve Schmitz Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Steve, My face hurts. I think I’ve got a sinus infection. What should I do? This time of year that is one of the more common questions I hear. When the weather turns cold and people are indoors together more and more, especially in school, illnesses abound. Germs are passed and it seems everyone gets sick. We’ve all had it: it starts with a scratchy throat or a runny nose. Maybe there is some coughing. A fever isn’t uncommon early on. These symptoms are all part of what we all know as the common cold. Here to make us all miserable for a few days, it is basically a big nuisance. Usually, if you wait it out, it does it’s damage and is gone within a week. The common cold is caused by a virus. As you probably know, there is no medicine that can cure a virus; it just has to run its course. But, sometimes that cold creates the perfect environment for bacteria to grow. (Just think of it, warm thick mucus, a bacteria’s dream!) When that happens, things get worse. A few specific symptoms help to clue

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us in to when a cold has become a bacterial sinus infection. Symptoms lasting over seven days (especially if they are worsening), one-sided facial pain, thick nasty colored discharge from one side of the nose, pain into the teeth, and little help from taking over the counter decongestants are all signs that your cold has turned into a bacterial infection. If this is happening, it is time to see your doctor. So, what can we do to avoid getting to this point? Try to avoid getting sick in the first place. Wash your hands often, eat a well balanced diet, drink lots of water, get plenty of exercise and fresh air, and sleep enough (around eight hours for most folks). If a cold is coming on and the sinuses are feeling clogged, try over the counter decongestants (ask your doctor which are safe if you have medical problems). Saline nasal washes can sometimes help. Hope you stay well!

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theperfectfit By Agnes F. Schrider, PT Nelson Wellness Center

Shin splints As we embark upon my favorite running and hiking season, Autumn, a nagging throbbing pain in the front of the shin can occur when mileage or duration are ramped up. Runners and other athletes often experience pain in the front of their shins that can ache with each step. It is common in dancers and runners. Termed “shin splints”, the pain is experienced when there is a rapid increase in exercise intensity or mileage for runners. It occurs when athletes change sports; for example, cross country season ends and the athlete is now playing basketball – the surface on which he or she is running has changed. Individuals who are flat footed or “overpronate,” meaning there is no arch in the foot in the standing position, are likely to get this syndrome. The pain in the front of the shins may also indicate stress fractures which are tiny breaks in the bone. Healing time varies among individuals. As expected, resting from running is necessary for healing.

Cold packs are helpful to manage the pain and inflammation. Individuals may take anti-inflammatory medication (check with your doctor). Shoe inserts specific for your foot type to align and support the foot are usually indicated. Neoprene supports for the lower leg are helpful when returning to running. Stretching and strengthening exercises prescribed by a licensed physical therapist can improve your performance and pain. And a gradual return to exercise in necessary. How do you know when you are ready to return to sports? First, during the injured period, it is important to stay fit with another activity such as swimming or biking. This will keep your muscles conditioned and you will return to 100% at a faster pace than if you did nothing. Good markers of readiness when returning to sport are the reduction of pain, full strength and flexibility and pain free running and jumping. It is important to listen to your body and allow it to heal completely to avoid further injury.

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Wearing supportive shoes, stretching and warming up before you run will aid in preventing shin splints.

And replacing shoes at regular intervals, which means long before there are holes in the soles!

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


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OKTOBERFEST AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY Start: October 1, 2013 11:00 am End: October 1, 2013 10:00 pm Venue: Blue Mountain Brewery Phone: 540-456-8020 Address: 9519 Critzer Shop Road Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

MONTEBELLO FALL CAMP AND RIDE Start: October 11, 2013 8:00 am End: October 13, 2013 9:00 pm Venue: Montebello Fire Department and Rescue Squad Phone: 540-377-5712 Address: 19 Fork Mountain Lane Montebello, VA 24464 (NELSON)



HARVEST SALE Start: October 5, 2013 7:30 am End: October 5, 2013 1:00 pm Venue: Nelson County Rescue Squad Building Phone: 434-263-4603 Address: 8301 Irish Road Faber, VA 22938 (NELSON) COMMUNITY YARD SALE-STONEY CREEK AT WINTERGREEN Start: October 5, 2013 8:00 am End: October 5, 2013 1:00 pm Venue: Tuckahoe School Phone: 434-361-1601 Address: 443 Monocan Drive Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON) MASSANUTTEN 5K Start: October 5, 2013 8:00 am End: October 5, 2013 10:00 am Venue: Massanutten Phone: 239-218-9759 Address: Palmer Road Massanutten, VA 22840 (ROCKINGHAM) WAYNESBORO – BRITISH CAR SHOW Start: October 5, 2013 9:00 am End: October 5, 2013 3:00 pm Venue: Ridgeview Park Phone: 434 295-8469 Address: Rosser Avenue Waynesboro, VA 22901 (AUGUSTA) FUJI APPLE DAY AT SAUNDERS BROTHERS FARM MARKET! Start: October 5, 2013 9:00 am End: October 5, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: Saunders Brothers Farm Market Phone: 434-277-5455 Address: 2717 Tye Brook Highway Piney River, VA 22964 (NELSON) MORNINGS IN THE MOUNTAINS Start: October 5, 2013 10:00 am End: October 5, 2013 12:00 pm Venue: The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Phone: 434-325-8169 Address: 3421 Wintergreen Drive Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON)

ROCKFISH VALLEY FIRE AND RESCUE “PIT OF DREAMS” MUD BOG Start: October 12, 2013 9:00 am End: October 12, 2013 6:00 pm Venue: Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Phone: 540-456-6465 Address: 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON) FALL FOLIAGE HIKE Start: October 12, 2013 2:00 pm End: October 12, 2013 4:00 pm Venue: The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Phone: 434-325-8169 Address: 3421 Wintergreen Drive Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON)

OCTOBER 18 FRIDAY HALLOWEEN AT WINTERGREEN RESORT Start: Oct. 18, 2013 10:00 am End: Oct. 20, 2013 9:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: 39 Wintergreen Drive Roseland, VA 22967 (NELSON)

OCTOBER 19 SATURDAY NELSON COUNTY MONSTER 5K WALK/RUN Start: Oct. 19, 2013 8:00 am End: Oct. 19, 2013 12:00 pm Venue: Faber Rescue Squad Phone: 434-981-7184 Address: 8301 Irish Road Faber, Va 22938 (NELSON)


DRUMHELLER’S ORCHARD APPLE FESTIVAL Start: Oct. 19, 2013 9:00 am End: Oct. 20, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: Drumheller’s Orchard Phone: 434-263-5036 Address: 1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane Lovingston, VA 22949 (NELSON)

THE FESTY AT DEVILS BACKBONE BREWING CO. Start: Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 pm End: Oct. 13, 2013 10:00 pm Venue: Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Phone: 434-361-1001 Address: 200 Mosbys Run Nellysford, VA 22967 (NELSON)



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

LAW OFFICE ROBERT L. BROWNE 703-369-7850 (t) 703-542-4010 (f ) (e)

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

Trials • Business Law • Wills, Estates and Probate. To request an initial consultation, visit our website, Advising and Representing Clients Since 1976.


Real Estate (cont.) WINTERGREEN REAL ESTATE 800-325-2200 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, MASSIES MILL 434-277-8926 Crabtree Falls Hwy & Tan Yard Road, Massies Mill, VA NELSON COUNTY

Wintergreen Real Estate Company is the founding company of Wintergreen. We are experts in resort sales, rentals and county property. We are the only company with an office on Devils Knob as well the entry of Stoney Creek.

We’re a small, caring, affirming congregation with a deep commitment to social action. Sunday services: 11 AM (Holy Eucharist, Rite II) and beginning on May 5th, 5 PM (Celtic Evensong with Communion). Also, we love good food and fellowship. Come and see!

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



Blue Mountain Brewery is open 7 days a week bringing the revolution of real hand-crafted American beer to our corner of the world. Eight to ten Blue Mountain drafts available at all times, local foods for lunch and dinner, local wines & family friendly.

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.

The official real estate office of Wintergreen Resort. Contact us for sales and purchases of lots, homes and condos in Stoney Creek and on the mountain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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G REAL ESTATE Homestead Homestead-2 acres gardens, apple trees, berries plus 10 acres woods. Mountain side. House built 1988, needs renovation.Sheds, good water via well. Quiet road, faces south-near Lovingston. Posted By:Deborah Turel 22949 - Lovingston 434.263.5228 $155,000 Two Bedroom, Two Bath Condo Wintergreen Resort rental. Fully furnished 2 BR, 2 BA with utilities and basic cable included. Close to Spa, Nature Foundation, and shuttle stop, but in a quiet area. $850 per month off-season rate. Posted By:Erlene Hendrix 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 757625-5241 $850/mo Lovely Furnished Home Stoney Creek/Wintergreen Resort Lovely single fam home, large wooded lot. 3 BR, 2.5 bath, in Stoney Creek near Lake Monocan. Elegantly decorated, fully furnished. Master suite with Jacuzzi tub & private deck. DR and LR look over bold stream and onto golf course. Graceful LR w/ wood burning FP and baby grand piano. Marvelous windows. Attractive kitchen with all appliances. Laundry room, washer/dryer. Beautiful views, mature trees, DSL high speed Internet optional. Min 1-year lease. Posted By:Dana Frye 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-2444 $1600/ month Property on Tye River 54.3 wooded acres, with 1/4 mile on the Tye River. Quiet area and very private.Land is located near Route 29 and easily accessible to Washington, DC, Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond. Posted By: J Tinsley NELSON COUNTY 434.969.2345 $398,000.00 Post it online

Blue Ridge Terrace, Afton Unique & very large 2 bedroom, 2 bath with office available at Blue Ridge Terrace 10039 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Afton VA. All hardwood floors, office with built-ins, tiled baths, stone fireplace, huge bedroom with 4 closets! Additional utility closets too! Breakfast bar and open floor plan, ready for you to enjoy Nelson County and Afton Mountain! Conveniently located on Route 250, right near wineries & breweries on 151. $795/Mo. and Includes all utilities! Call Today! Posted By: MANS Property Management, Inc. 22920 - Afton 540-949-5246 $795 Brick Ranch 1000 square foot brick ranch with full basement, carport, front porch,3 bedroom, one bath on nice lot with town water and sewer. Heat pump, air conditioning, propane heater in basement, updated kitchen. Posted By:John Campbell 22949 - Lovingston 434 906-0718 $800/mo Home in Shipman For Sale: Home in Shipman. 3 bedrooms, den, kitchen, laundry room, partial basement, storage shed, all on 0.689 acres. Sold as is $60,000. A fixer upper. Great starter home. Posted By:Kate McGinnis 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish 434-263-5895 $60,000 Charming home to share in Stoney Creek/Wintergreen Seeking compatible housemate – someone neat, responsible, quiet, enjoys privacy as well as sharing space. Furnished bedroom, sitting room, and private full bath in single family home. Common areas: kitchen, DR, LR, utility rm, decks, wood burning fireplace, large yard. Property on golf course, cheerful creek, mature trees, miles of beautiful walking and

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cycling trails?, nature conservancy area. Fast, easy access to main corridors. Posted By: Dana Frye 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-3612444 $600/month RENTAL WINTERGREEN Two bedroom/ two bath condo near Mountain Inn and C-Store. Posted By: D W Wilberger Jr. 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434531-5560 $800/Daily, Weekend, or Monthly

FURNITURE MISSION STYLE BEDROOM SET queen size bed with head/footboard plus nightstand and triple dresser with mirror - located at wintergreen resort home, call / email for details, set up time to view. Posted By: EILEEN ANDERSON 22967 - Roseland/Lowesville/Massies Mill 434-325-7426 $500 QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING like new - queen size mattress/box spring, from guest room, barely used, call or email to set up time to view/pick up. Posted By: EILEEN ANDERSON 22967 - Roseland/Lowesville/Massies Mill 434-325-7426 $250 pair of rocking chairs 2 full size rocking chairs, white, need painting. Posted By: B.Krebs 22949 - Lovingston 434-263-5709 $75 3 piece bedroom set Queen headboard, double dresser with mirror, 2 drawer night stand, modern design light woodgrain color, mattress and bedframe not included. Posted By: Helen White 22938 - Faber 434-263-8211 $200


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SOLD! – Elegant metal bed frame, box springs and mattresses Elegant, curvy metal bed with grape vine motif, box spring and mattresses. Posted By: Kay 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen $485 OBO Oak Dining Room Table and Hutch Oak dining table with six chairs and matching hutch with glass doors. In very good condition. Table can be used round or it has two leaves that can extend it. Posted By: N. Hughes 22920 - Afton 540-456-8289 $900

FARM & TOOL Round bale hay feeder Round bale hay feeder in great shape. 8ft in diameter and 50in high. Please call or text Rob at 434-989-0614 Posted By: Rob Rebitzke 22920 - Afton 434-989-0614 $190 obo

SERVICES Wine Tours WINE TOURS. Excursions to vineyards & breweries in Central Virginia. Providing transportation to the areas best. Posted By: Richard Montoya NELSON COUNTY 434-466-8465 $TBD Personal Training and Massage Therapy Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer Get healthy for life! Specializing in ages 50 and up. Locations in C’ville and Greenwood, VA Posted By: Tash Canine ALBEMARLE COUNTY 434-221-2381 $Call for price

HOME & GARDEN Garden Plants Daylillies, hostas, purple coneflower, and many more perennial plants for sale. My gardens are overgrown and most plants need to be divided. Suitable for mountain properties. Lovingly raised in my gardens in Love, VA. Call for times and directions; any day. Posted by Elizabeth Smith, the Plant Lady.Posted By: Elizabeth Smith 22952 - Lyndhurst/ Sherando 540 943 7252 $5-$15 SOLD! – Sauna by Airwall Sauna by AirWall. Infrared Heat (dry) 2 person. Cedar Walls. Used only a few times. Model # ES122. Power 120V.Like new. Portable.Surround Sound equipped for Stereo. Adjustable Air Vent. Dimensions: 48” X 44” X6” tall.Posted By: Brenda Gordon 24440 - Greenville $800

WANTED OLD Photos – Piedmont Soapstone Company – OLD Photos Looking for any known black & white photos of the old Piedmont Soapstone Company. These would include buildings, trams, tram-ways, hoists, cranes, quarries, the Piedmont Dam or personnel appearing on the site. This company was located off Tye River Road on the Buffalo River, Nelson County. Any leads would be appreciated. Posted By: Pat Wise NELSON COUNTY 757-237-4170 $* Buying books I buy books!! Downsizing ? Spring cleaning? By the box, bag, shelf or the handful any quantity. email – Posted By: Phil Hearne NELSON COUNTY 540 421 2981 $TBD



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30 minutes to Charlottesville & only 5 minutes to Nellysford town hub

· 56 Acres · ~ 2,000 ft along Rockfish River · Mountain Views · Pasture for Horses · Farmhouse; 3Br/1Ba

Now is a great time to buy!

Andy Zemon 434-529-8431

Prices are great and rates are still low… but rising. Don’t let rate increases price you out of a home. Get preapproved with a 180 day rate lock. Call Andy!

$185,000; 1,558 sq ft fin & 914 sq ft unfin

2x6 construction, Birch cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and more… Price includes: Basic site prep w/ well and septic; Price does not include: Land

Build on any parcel for as little as $1,000 down! N FTO




Bland Wade Ln; #509667; $74,900

Expansive Mountain views! Mostly cleared with tree lined border and small creek; 25 min to Charlottesville! 3.08 acres




450 Phillips Ln; #508730; $489,900


Breathtaking views!!! Gourmet kitchen, 1st floor master, 2 story great room, 3 car garage; 4Br/3.5Ba; 3.82ac (w/ 7.95 ac, $589,900)

493 Edgehill Way; 512659; $1,400

3Br/3Ba w/ open flow, garage, unfin basement, porches, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, mtn views; 30 min to Charlottesville

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

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Blue Ridge Life, Issue #103 (October 2013)