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Mountain Home

119 Brimstone Dr.

(Black Rock 70) $1,295,000.00 MLS# 510357 Very rare piece of property with Rockfish Valley views. Perched on Giant granite ledge. This Robin Myer Design Timber Frame is one of the nicest on the mountain.

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1262 Laurel Springs Dr. (Indian Rock 73) $369,000.00 MLS#500868

This very unique home has just been reduced by $55,900. Located on a very private, well positioned location. Four bedrooms and three baths could be the right house for you. Give it a look!

Valley Homes

196 Crawfords Knob Ln

(Pauls Creek 35) $220,000.00 MLS# 510321 Terrific tri-level in desirable Pauls Creek. Home features four-bedrooms, three bathrooms, new paint & carpet, hardwood floors and an extraordinary large sun deck. There’s great privacy and a tree house for the kids as well! Right down the road is the Rockfish Community Center, with lots of convenient activities for the whole family. Shopping and lifes’ necessities are just a short drive to Nellysford. A beautiful home and rare find in the northern Nelson area!

1485 Beacon Hill Ln.

(Signal Hill) MLS# 510425

$424,900.00

This won’t last! Approx 2000 sq. feet on main level completely updated and move in ready. MUST SEE list of updates with photos. Another 3430 sq ft of upstairs and basement roughly plumbed and framed. New landscaping, paint, floors, hardware, appliances (and more)and it’s in a beautiful cul-de-sac neighborhood. Close enough to Waynesboro and Crozet for convenience but also very private. Currently in Western Albemarle School district. Beautiful as is, but SO much potential to grow.

Condos 83 Deer Run

$319,900.00 (Monocan 9) MLS# 510511 Secluded totally private home overlooking a beautiful lake. This well maintained home offers a newer upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops; hardwood and ceramic flooring; floor to ceiling stone fireplace; beautiful fenced yard with multiple gates. All of this on a larger resort parcel on a quite private cul-de-sac.

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281 Hooded Warbler Ln. (1-I C12) MLS# 509807

$634,500.00

Beautiful A-frame, post & beam home built by Tectonics II in 2000. Many large windows throughout the house bring light and sunshine inside your home and let you enjoy wonderful mountain and wooded views. Very open floor plan, smartly designed, flows perfectly for everyday living or entertaining company. Large home site, 6.72 ac, secures your absolute privacy and views. Beautifully landscaped grounds, paved driveway. Over 1,000 feet elevationcooler temperatures and higher views. Piece of paradise Built by TECTONICS II

2228 Tanners Ridge Condos $83,900.00

MLS# 510833

This one bedroom, one bath condo has a nice open and bright floor plan. Cathedral ceilings in the living room makes the space even more spacious. Patio off the living room. Whole interior was just painted. Laminate floors in the living room, hallway and bedroom. Condo interior looks clean and fresh. Conveys fully furnished and ready to move in. Some of the lowest condo association fees at Wintergreen. Easy to purchase and easy to own and maintain! Close to upper mountain amenities. Priced to sell.

2230 Tanners Ridge Condos $124,900.00

Delightful top floor condo overlooking the golf course, with views of the Shenandoah Valley! This villa has been completely updated with cherry kitchen, granite countertops, updated appliances, flooring and very attractively furnished. Turn key condition!

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MLS# 510772

North Ridge is one of the few western facing condominiums on the mountain. A great location to golf, tennis and the newly renovated Devils Grill clubhouse along with the close proximity to the spa makes this a very special place. The property features a fantastic view with a very private deck. There are three bedrooms and three full baths. The kitchen has granite counters and nice appliances. The bathroom floors are ceramic tile.

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1451 Ledges Breathtaking views in this top-floor, 2 BR, end-unit condo. Convenient to the Wintergarden Spa, tennis and golf. Ski shuttle stops at the condo. After a day on the slopes, spend time in your personal sauna. Owner offers payment of 2013 and 2014 condo dues with an acceptable offer. $169,000

470 Three Ridges Great location for this 1 BR unit within walking distance of ski slopes and Mountain Inn. Upgrades include new washer/dryer, heat pump, and air handler within past few years. In the process of installing new fiber cement siding and windows. Private ground-level back deck, fireplace, multiple storage closets. Sold fully furnished with all appliances. Affordable, low-maintenance condo in one of the least expensive condo associations on the Mountain. $94,900

1408 Highlands Perched at the top of Devils Knob, this updated ski-front, 2 BR offers spectacular views of the Blue Ridge and Highlands slopes and easy walking access to the Wintergarden Spa, golf, tennis and hiking trails. Great rental or second home, furnished and ready for summer. $125,000

135 Eagles Court New listing! Beautifully maintained 2 BR, 2 BA slope-side condominium with year-round mountain views. Galley kitchen with granite counters. Walking distance to The Market, Mountain Inn for dining & shopping, and best of all, you can stroll to Wintergreen’s summer festivals, July 4th celebration, symphony performances and be perfectly positioned for ski season 2014! Sold furnished. $155,000

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

122 Shamokin Springs Trail Newer roof, expanded large deck, propane furnace, appliances, wood floors in kitchen with pantry. From the huge deck, enjoy seasonal mountain views and the sound of the creeks in the gorge across the way. Walk to the Old Appalachian Trail in nearby Shamokin Springs Nature preserve and walk to the community pool. Large master is downstairs, 2nd bedroom up, and a loft $299,000 for extra sleeping area! Furnished.

23 Blackrock Circle The perfect treehouse getaway nestled among mature mountain laurel. Light-filled 4 BR chalet featuring vaulted ceilings with beams, woodburning 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

1002 Blue Ridge Drive Fabulous tri-level home features 7 BR and 7 BA, new kitchen counters, hardwood flooring, new appliances and woodburning fireplace. The design and layout makes this the perfect home for multi-family living and enjoyment. Walk to private Property Owners pool and pavilion at Chestnut Springs. Great rental potential. An amazing opportunity to own a beautiful, large home at $465,000 Wintergreen Resort in a private wooded setting.

76 Laurel Springs Drive Overlooking the 10th green & 11th tee of Devils Knob, this spectacular home is one of Wintergreen's finest. Designed by Glen German, it is the essence of relaxed living and quality. The great room has wood floors and ceilings, two-story glass, gas fireplace, builtins, gourmet kitchen with stainless, granite, tile, as well as cherry cabinetry. With den/study and the spacious master with gas fireplace on the main and 3 BR and family room downstairs, this home is perfect! $749,000

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

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38 W. Catoctin

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

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Renovated and furnished end unit with 2 bedrooms PLUS 3rd bedroom loft. Features include exposed wood beams; kitchen bar seating for 4; wood burning fireplace; updated appliances. Walk to ski slopes and Mountain Inn village shops & dining. Split level design adds privacy. Winter views from deck. $148,500. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (507734)

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72 North Forest Drive

This charming and beautifully maintained mountain home is the perfect Wintergreen getaway! The spacious Greatroom offers an abundance of windows taking full advantage of this gorgeous setting and the floor to ceiling native stone fireplace provides cozy ambiance for relaxing with friends & family. In addition to the large private master suite and 2 guest rooms there is a pleasant loft area ideal for reading. Many updates, paved drive and tasteful furnishings convey. Listed by Steve Marianella for $349,500,434-566-1293,smsales1@aol.com (510858)

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109 Oak Lane

Lots of potential for this cozy three bedroom, 2 bath cabin with seasonal mountain views, only $199,000. New decks, some furnishings, great stone fireplace to relax beside. Partially finished basement that could add considerable space. New carpet just installed.Quiet location not far from mountain village, many native wildflowers and plants in yard. Call or text Steve Marianella 434566-1293, or email: smsales1@aol.com. (510404)

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Great Furnished TOP FLOOR two bedroom in immaculate shape at Stone Ridge in Wintergreen Resort. Perfect location to enjoy the cool summers of Wintergreen, overlooking golf and mountains. Walk to Wintergarden spa, aquatics center, Devils Grill restaurant, Nationally ranked Tennis Center. On shuttle bus route to other resort amenities, including Skiing and Village center. Listed by Steve Marianella for $159,900, 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (510853)

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17 Fortunes Ridge Drive

Wonderful renovated four bedroom home with fantastic views of the Rockfish Valley. Great kitchen remodel, first floor master bath and bedroom renovation with nice built ins, custom tile work and soaking tub in master bath, new roof and HVAC (2006) with air conditioning, addition of bonus room. Gourmet kitchen includes custom granite, high end appliances including Wolf gas range, Bosch dishwasher, Thermidor refrigerator and convection oven. $ 597,500. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. (511122)

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215 Rodes Valley Drive

One of the largest (over 5 acre) lots in Stoney Creek at Wintergreen. Views of Wintergreen Mountain and a great location in Rodes Farm area. Close to riding trails, stables and homeowners association pool. Only about 30 minutes to Charlottesville. Great value for this size lot in prime area of Wintergreen, offered way under assessed value, only $89,500. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com

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69 Waters Edge Lane Spectacular custom golf-front home! Architect’s design includes brick & Hardiplank, custom lowE4 windows, composite decking, Italian tile, granite, 3 zone HVAC, 3 fireplaces, 1st floor master w/ attached deck and luxurious bath & sauna. A 2nd master suite occupies the 2nd level. $725,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com

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31 Summit Circle

Fantastic Shenandoah Valleys views from this renovated home off prestigious Devils Knob Loop at Wintergreen Resort. New gourmet kitchen, post and beam architecture with two family rooms, two fireplaces, and hardwood floors. Addition and renovation by Glen German. Includes most furnishings, many antiques and artwork. Level driveway, large deck with hot tub. Three full baths and bedrooms, wet bar, Pella windows with built in shades, hardiplank siding on addition. New HVAC. $659,000. Must see to appreciate! Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (504578)

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Charming furnished 2 bedroom Stone Ridge condo overlooks the 18th fairway and Shenandoah Valley. Great location close to golf clubhouse, tennis, hiking, pool, spa & cafe. Family room has plenty of space & charming fireplace w/ hand painted details. Kitchen has opening that overlooks family room & fireplace as well as adjacent dining room. Back deck is the perfect place to dine in nice weather.$164,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (504138)

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 smsales1@aol.com. (498182)

Editors & Publishers Yvette Stafford, Tommy Stafford info@blueridgelife.com

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

Contributors Lynn Coffey An email address for Backwoods Lynn up in the hollow? Ha! Ph: 540.949.0329 Marcie Gates marcie@blueridgelife.com Woody Greenberg woody@blueridgelife.com Jennie Tal Williams jennie@blueridgelife.com Tyler Rich tyler@blueridgelife.com Photography Marcie Gates marcie@blueridgelife.com Hayley Osborrne hayley@blueridgelife.com Paul Purpura paul@blueridgelife.com Norm Shafer norm@blueridgelife.com Address: The Afton Group, LLC P.O. Box 455, Wintergreen, Virginia 22958 Have a story idea? Email us at info@blueridgelife.com

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on the cover Photographer: Norm Shafer David Young, 8 of Staunton enjoys a hot towel after having his hair cut by Kevin Armstrong at Armstrong’s Barber Shop. Story on page 9.

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thepublishers Like all families, we have issues. 100 to be exact. 100 issues ago our kids were two lovable hounds, Millington and Jerky, who have since passed away. Nick is our floppy-eared beagle boy these days and when Adam isn’t pulling his ears back like an airplane, the hound enjoys being a part of the family. He even gets to pen this column every year for April Fools’ Day. And the timing couldn’t be better for Issue 100. Almost by accident, Adam learned how to skip count by 10s the other day using dimes. Ten, twenty, thirty ... one hundred! If we had a dime for every issue we’ve printed, that would be a lot of dimes, Adam. With his recent fascination with coins, we decided to surprise him with a rare one. You would have thought we had gotten a teenager a sports car when we gifted him a hard-to-find half dollar. Now all he talks about are half dollars and John F. Kennedy, how quarters have ridges on them, and how Jefferson’s on a nickel, which has smooth edges. The other night after Peyton had gone down for the evening (she’s got this thing about watching a stomp rocket video on her dad’s phone which makes the routine quite inter-

esting), Adam tugged at me to lay down and stay. Being on deadline, I unfortunately told him I had to go back downstairs and work some more and earn some dimes. “Get a gold coin!” the boy deadpanned. I like the way he thinks. I am thinking about making a 10 x 10 grid, maybe using a rotary cutting pad, to illustrate the meaning of 100. Using pennies, I’ll have him fill up the grid and tell him that’s one dollar. And to get a gold coin, we’d have to stack that grid at least 100 pennies high. So back to my original thought: we have issues. Here’s to 100 more! Enjoy! Yvette and Tommy Stafford JULY 2013 Blue Ridge LIFE 5


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Red, White and Rosé July 4th is nearly here and while many people will be reaching for a cold beer (we sure have an abundance of great breweries from which to choose) we here at Basics will be drinking wine. I offer three color choices incase your hand, or taste, also leans that way. Red, white and, in the absence of blue (plenty of blue bottles for diehard traditionalists, and then there’s always food coloring) . . . rosé! What better way to say, happy summer, happy July and happy Independence. And we know Mr. Jefferson would approve. White: Crios Torrontes, 2012 – Susana Balbo is the winemaker at Crios, and in a country dominated by male winemakers, Susana stands out not only for her gender, but also for her incredible skill. Torrontes is Argentina’s signature white grape with aromas—peach, apricot—similar to Viognier. Look for a lightly floral nose with hints of honeydew, tangerine and lychee. A great sushi wine or picnic wine, and equally good with Mexican food. 91 pts. Parker. $18 Rosé: Becker, 2012 – For eight of the last nine years, the Becker estate

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Montague Miller & Co Amherst Office 198 South Main St, Suite 102 • PO Box 1020 Amherst VA 24521 • 434.946.5522 • 434-263-5088 NEW! LOVINGSTON – $498,500

ROSELAND – $179,500

COLLEEN – $150,000

LOWESVILLE – $174,900

8.77 Ac. near the 733 ac., Fortune’s Cove Reserve, this Custom 2003, 3/4 BR., 3 BA., 3,480 fin. sq. ft., has one level living with attached Garage. Meticulously designed by current owner with features of 36” room doors, large pantry in 12’x27’ Kit. w/Maple Cabinetry, 2-Zone HVAC System, Oak Flrs., 9 ft. Ceilings, Slate front FP in 20 ft x 30 ft Great Rm., full walk-out basement. MLS 510669.

Reduced $28,000 for Quick Sale! Take a look at this genuine VA Farmhouse on 2.9 Ac., meticulously maintained with glowing pine floors, solid doors, high ceilings and old fashion quality throughout. Recently renovated Kit. & BAs. w/custom cabinetry keep the tradition of the era. Enclosed front porch w/two side porches. Heavily landscaped w/shade trees surround home plus stream nearby. MLS 507304.

Great opportunity with 12.17 ac. zoned B-1 to build and start your own business. County Water, Sewer is available. Electric on Site. Land is level to rolling with 679 ft. on US 29 and 1349 ft. on VSH 56 West in Colleen. Ideal location for Restaurant, Apartments, Gas Station & Convenience Store. Creek on property. Additional land available. MLS 509262.

Adorable well-built brick home. Beautiful mountain and pasture views from front and rear. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, open kitchen/ dining area, master bedroom w/ bath, partially finished basement, workshop space, and two covered carports. MLS 277731

LOWESVILLE – $189,500

AMHERST – $349,900

AMHERST – $149,900

AMHERST – $164,900

Pastoral perfection in Western Amherst County, beautiful views of The Blue Ridge Mountains. Well-built charmer offers large living room w/ FP, formal dining, 2 BR’s, den (which could be 3rd), large unfinished walk-out basement. Tractor shed w/ electricity. MLS 277236

75 acre farm w/ long frontage on Piney River. Mostly open bottom land w/ great hill top building sites and great Blue Ridge Mountain views. Circa 1846 has been taken down to studs, several outbuildings. MLS 276344

REDUCED! Charming home in The Town of Amherst. Hardwood floors, huge master suite, 3 additional BR’s, knotty pine kitchen cabinets, formal areas, LR w/ fireplace, full walkout basement, 2 car garage, security system MLS 274267

Just reduced $20,000! What a great 23 acre parcel to build your dream home. Open pasture with a horse barn, the remaining property in mature hardwoods. This parcel adjoins Sweet Briar College and has long paved road frontage w/ 3 entrances. Large creek & spring. MLS 272039

FABER – $189,000

AMHERST – $219,900

AMHERST – $269,900

ARRINGTON – $124,500

63+/- acres, Mainly hardwood, stream & private. Would make a great investment property or have your own hunter’s paradise. Gently rolling topography, timber and mountain views. MLS 503000.

Working farm on 56 acres near Clifford offering open pasture, creek, mountain views and a building site nestled in the wooded area for increasing privacy. Stage road frontage and easy access to Rt. 151 and Rt. 29. MLS 276891.

This 66.860 acre parcel adjoins Mill Creek Lake Property. Great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy fishing or hunting. Several great building sites. This property offers bold streams wood land. MLS 276879.

3 bedroom totally remodeled “Sears” home w/ full basement. Home has been updated inside and out. All new updated kitchen, refinished & new hardwood floors, new deck and full basement on 1 ac. MLS 501405

SHIPMAN – $65,000

ARRINGTON – $53,500

LOVINGSTON – $149,900

GLADSTONE – $39,500

10 Ac. with Great Location for Mini-farm or private home site with level to rolling land. 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.

10.9 ac. has privacy, open land for grazing and growing product, pond for relaxation, lovely building site nestled amongst hardwoods overlooking the pond, approximately 4 ac. of planted pine, electric on site, plus stream. There is an older trailer with septic and drain fields to be sold “as is”. Property is in three tax maps with possibility of division. MLS 507818

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

Possible Owner Financing available on this Lot! Just 15 minutes from Amherst and close to the James River State Park, this wooded 9.21 Ac. Lot offers Privacy, but convenience just off 60 East. Build your getaway home, permanent home, or doublewide on this level to rolling parcel zoned Agriculture. Enjoy Fishing in the James River closeby. MLS 488619.

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David Young is late for school but at least he’ll look sharp as he arrives tardy. “It’s his last week of school…This guy here has been my buddy since I opened up,” says Armstrong’s Barber Shop owner Kevin Armstrong as he trims the young man’s hair. “He comes in every two weeks. Instead of going to the hair salon, they’d rather come to the barber shop. It truly is an experience for ‘em. And this is his favorite part right here: the hot towel. He likes that.” Trying to beat the school bell, David caught a ride to A.R. Ware Elementary in “Petunia,” the ’55 Chevy Bel Air that had been parked out front all morning. Everything is old school here at this Staunton barber shop. From the classic red, white and blue barber’s pole outside to the two vintage barber chairs inside, right down to the authentic hot lather machine.

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“Shorty, who used to own this barber shop years ago, I located him,” Armstrong recounts. (Let’s pause for a moment to recognize Shorty’s exemplary barber name). “I went up to Shorty’s house and I said, ‘I’d love to have me one of those old lather machines.’ He said he had one in storage. He said a lot of his customers come to me, so I was worthy of it.”

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Landon Somer, 1-1/2 gets his haircut by Kevin Armstrong at Armstrong’s Barber Shop (above). Armstrong is Landon’s great-uncle. Terry Kirby plays his Gibson guitar while Somer Warren and her son Landon listen (below). One day a month Armstrong hosts a blue grass music night outside his shop.

And with over a decade of clipper-cutting skills behind him and a newlywed bride by his side, Armstrong’s ready to replant his roots. “I’m originally from this area. I went into the military directly out of high school. And when I got out I went to cosmetology school and graduated there in ’86. Seems like forever ago that I opened up my own barber shop in Scottsville for a total of thirteen years. And then I went to Charlottesville, Barracks Road Shopping Center at Staples Barber Shop,” Armstrong explains. “Then I took a little sabbatical for a while and all my friends and family kept telling me and sending me newspaper articles where the local barber shops had closed up. So, I just took a gamble, opened up a traditional barber shop, and so far all my friends in the community have been really supportive. It’s worked out really well. I haven’t been here a year yet and business is real good. And I’m glad to be back home.���

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Kevin Armstrong gives Sanford Sprouse of Staunton a shave at Armstrong’s Barber Shop, where finishing products line the shelf.

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Dear Nelson County, It’s time to switch. Since 1921, Foster Fuels has been fueling the energy needs of families and businesses in Virginia. We started small and have grown to be a nationally recognized name in the industry for two simple reasons:

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We started out as a family-owned shop and we still are one. As one of the Virginia’s first Texaco distributors, we’re good at getting the job done and getting the job done right.

Best value.

Business is so good that Armstrong’s even decided to bring his twenty year old nephew, Aaron Springel, into the business to fill the empty station next to his. “I put him on the apprenticeship program,” says Armstrong. “He’s been a real big help.” Still fairly new to the trade, he’s sticking to crew cuts for a while. “He doesn’t want me giving anyone bald spots yet,” Aaron says smiling at his uncle. Only at Armstrong’s Barber Shop will you meet an affable Basset Hound named Abby, who incidentally was not there getting a haircut, a quiet gentleman pickin’ away at his acoustic guitar, and a barber; a man with more friends and family in the shop than you can count on both hands. But it’s not just the good haircut and uncensored conversation these men keep coming back for, it’s the tradition of it all. “Yeah, this is more of a family type of atmosphere. Everybody comes in and just hangs out. It’s an end of an era for sure. We’re keeping the tradition alive, the barber shop. And, as you can see, people like it,” says Armstrong. “You see, in a barber shop, a man can be a man.” And that, my friends, will never go out of style. BRL

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With our extensive line of propane appliances and services, we’re ready to show you why the folks who use Foster Fuels are enjoying exceptional value.

With roots in South and Central Virginia, we are proud to expand our services into the following areas ALBEMARLE CHARLOTTESVILLE NELSON COUNTY APPOMATTOX

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Nelson County native Brian Roberts plucks away on the banjo as he and Stephen DeFranco, Courtney Harlowe, Tommy Brown and Emily Raup take a break at Wingina Landing during the 28th Annual James River Batteau Festival, an eight-day float from Lynchburg to near Richmond.

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Beautiful Nelson County Own Your Dream 28 Lotties Lane MLS 509164 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath $244,750

Ready for Occupancy! Just outside Nellysford you’ll find this charming home. Bamboo flooring, two-zone heating, spacious great room with a wood-burning fireplace are a few of the quality features. Relax on the deck and enjoy on the mountain view. Need more room? You’ll find it in the full unfinished basement.

3314 Old Roberts Mountain Road MLS 509537 3 Bedroom 2 Bath $369,000

Architecturally Delightful Escape the conventional and own a custom built and designed home. Secluded on 6+ landscaped acres within 30 minutes of Charlottesville, this home features hardwood, brick and tile floors throughout. Gracious interior spaces open onto porches, decks and gardens. And for heat relief, at the foot of the garden is an inground pool!

2118 Cub Creek Road MLS 510225 3 Bedroom 2 Bath $489,000

Inspiring Prospect! This nearly new home is designed to blend into the landscape. In addition to an astonishing Blue Ridge panorama, quality elements include reclaimed beams and flooring, fireplace and a generous covered porch. Sited on 24 acres of forest and pasture watered by Cub Creek. Across the road is a Virginia State Forest.

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This property provides quick access to Charlottesville yet is tucked into a mountain hollow offering mountain views and privacy. Located near the end of a state road and with a well-constructed drive in place to the elevated building site. Perked for a 3-bedroom residence, this location is perfect for any design of “stick built” home you select.

Located in the Horizons Eco-village near Nellysford and Wintergreen. You’ll be ready for construction as this property has a well, septic, driveway and home site already developed. Your new home will overlook the scenic Rockfish Valley and offers fourseason mountain and valley views.

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Join us for dinner at Rodes Farm Manor & Guest Houses as part of the Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival. Featuring Chef Ellen English! Tuesday, July 30th Wednesday, July 31st Thursday, August 1st Friday, August 2nd Invite your friends to enjoy an exclusive, dining experience on our screen porches, and afterwards stroll down to the Big Red Barn to enjoy the Tony Award Winning Broadway Comedy “ART.” Limited seating. Private gathering packages available.

For reservations and more information email us at RodesFarmEvents@gmail.com or call Barbara Funke at 434.465.3543. Or email Wintergreen Performing Arts at info@WintergreenPerformingArts.org or call 434.325.8292. RSVP by July 16. ** Does not include tickets for the play.

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This time of year, everyone’s making big plans. Some have decided to spend their daze sprawled across a beach somewhere, others may have chosen to go trekking through the mountains, and some lucky few managed to scrounge enough money together to hop across the pond for a couple months. No matter what route you’ve settled upon, there’s one thing everyone can still agree on: the dire importance of having a good book. At the end of those fun-filled summer days with the kids, sometimes that quiet time before bed can be the most precious. They slow down long enough to rest their sweaty little heads on your shoulder as you read them their favorite book and they listen intently as the story unfolds. Lazy Daisy, the Love Dog, by Marti Regan is a charming page-turner that demonstrates how everyone is good at something, even if it’s unexpected. And no one knows more about unexpected paths than the author herself. “I loved my thirty year career at NASA, where I retired as a Senior Executive responsible for R&D of Goddard Space Flight Center’s mission information systems and technologies. And while I certainly was able to apply creativity when solving mission challenges, I primarily utilized the left side of my brain with an emphasis on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy,” says the multi-talented Marti. “It wasn’t until 2001 that I ventured into writing fiction. I’ve taken courses on writing, attended some workshops on writing children’s books, joined a children’s book critique group. I’ve enjoyed the learning process, and my right brain is more active these days.” Maybe your summer actually entails nothing more than hanging around your hometown, spending more time with your family, and living vicariously through your friends’ Facebook updates. Sunday drives have been a popular way of spending a beautiful day since the ‘20s, often considered aimless and unplanned; this may be why you need a full week to recover before attempting “family time” in such close quarters again. At least now we have, Sunday Drives - Cruising the Back Roads of Amherst& Nelson Counties, by Margaret G. Myers and Ann H. Rucker. This informative guide is a gold mine for those wanting to witness the historical beauty our local counties have to offer. Especially if you like knowing just how many miles of beauty you’re actually in for. Straightforward right from the start, it states, “Yes, time is precious; yes, gasoline is expensive. Nonetheless, both counties are lovely and well worth anyone’s time to cruise a few back roads.” Anyone living, visiting, or just driving through the Blue Ridge area can appreciate the slower pace that surrounds our home. For local author, Billy Coffey, it’s a point of pride. “I’m from Stuarts Draft, born and raised. Still live there about five minutes from where I grew up,” says Billy who’s been writing since high school. “It really reflects in my writing. It’s very laid back and very simple. But at the same time a lot of stuff happens, and sometimes it happens pretty quick. It’s a nice little balance.” His newest release, When Mockingbirds Sing, is a stunning novel that forces its reader to question, “What marks the boundary between a miracle from God and the imagination of a child?” and the back blurb alone will give you goose bumps. BRL

You can order Lazy Daisy, the Love Dog online at www.trafford.com. Sunday Drives and When Mockingbirds Sing are both available on Amazon.

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thisoldhouse Location: 12689 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, Virginia Offered at: $490,000 Comments: Two homes, (2) wells, spring and three hill tops. Twenty open acres and 45 acres of elevated hardwood for hunting or 4X4 trails. Ideal for a large family or division into four or more parcels. Contact: Peter Farley Wintergreen Real Estate Co. 434-981-0944

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2105 Fairway Woods Income producing property 2 bed/2 bath condo. Great location on Golf Course & short walk to Spa, Clubhouse, Devils Grill, Pool and Tennis. Easy shuttle ride to slopes and Mountain Inn. Fully furnished. $139,900 Call Rod Phillips at 434-987-6399. (469491)

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Lovely 1 level home offers many custom features. Private 2.5 acre wooded lot yet still just 2 minutes from golf, tennis, fitness, dining options. Indulge in warm oak flooring throughout, light filled rooms, mature landscaping, covered porch. Escape to the finished & heated artist studio above garage. $275,000. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (501456)

Enjoy this post & beam home built on a wonderful lot offering year-round mountain vistas. Wood burning stone fireplace. Enjoy as-is or modernize to your tastes. Recently replaced roof. Three bedrooms, two full baths, living room, plus separate den. $210,000. Contact Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (508385)

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1418 Highlands Desirable top floor condo: 2BR/2baths, updated with new carpeting, window treatments and is in immaculate condition ready for immediate occupancy! This ski out, walk to Spa and Mt. Inn unit is also offering an additional $40,000, to be held in escrow until the completion of the Highlands special assessment. Anticipated to begin Summer 2013, it’s expected completion is the end of 2014, Highlands will then be significantly restored to its original classic mountain design. Asking $160,000, call Joan Mummery @ 434-531-5033. (505027)

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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)

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174 Millies Lane A beautiful farmhouse-style recreation(architect Glenn German)is skillfully designed to create this unique setting overlooking mature hardwoods, sloping lawn and stream. Tasteful stone entry prepares you for the extensive sculptured rock walls defining gardens and plateaus welcoming all to sit for awhile, have a lemonade or glass of wine. Three fireplaces; many antiques will convey; Brunswick Pool Table with two chairs; new roof, newly stained exterior: just a few reasons to consider this home! $499,000. Call Joan Mummery 434-531-5033. (495459)

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Highly rated and furnished two bedroom golf front condo in resort rental program. Overlooking Devils Knob Golf course #18 tee box, this updated condo has granite counters and newer appliances. Family room has wood burning fireplace, seperate dining area, tile floors in kitchen and baths. Located within a short walk to Wintergarden Spa, Devils Grill Restauraunt, tennis and nature center. Free shuttle bus stops out front to all other resort amenities. $139,900. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293,smsales1@aol. com (499537)

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Brand new construction from one of Wintergreen’s highest quality builders, Shenandoah Valley Construction. Hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and custom cabinets, and many upgrades. Lots of light throughout this cottage style three bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath vacation home. Quiet and private lot on cul de sac with seasonal views. $489,000. Call now and select some of your own custom finishes, listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (MLS 504918).

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Golf Views from this 2 Bedroom , 2 full bathroom Tanner’s Ridge Condo. Sold furnished and ready to enjoy as a private retreat or as an investment rental. Close to resort amenities such as the WinterGarden, Nature Foundation and just a short walk to the Wintergreen Shuttle Stop for other resort amenities. Top floor condo with vaulted ceilings and lots of light.New washer/ dryer, new flat screen TV in family room, new ceiling fan/light in family room. $114,900. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 ,smsales1@aol.com (508895)

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3213 North Ridge Condo Attractively updated end unit with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, on one level. Updated flooring and elegant furnishings. Ground level access off the deck to grassy area. Short walk to Spa-Aquatics-Fitness Center, Devils Knob Tennis & Golf. Reduced! $190,000. Contact Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (508360)

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This classic timber frame Lindal Cedar chalet is perfect for the family that wants to be a short distance from the upper village amenities. Great open floor plan with lots of natural light. Floor to ceiling arched stone fireplace, exposed cedar ceilings, wood floors both upstairs and down, including bedrooms. Soaring vaulted ceilings with custom window features bring the light indoors. Quality features include, stainless steel appliances, dual heat pumps, oversized soaking tub, granite countertops. $429,900. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (508030)

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Rare opportunity to purchase a water-front, Lake Monocan lot. Priced to sell, this special lot offers 85’ of lake frontage, long water views, intimate views of Monocan’s par 3 hole number 5 tee boxes and green that plays across the lake. Plus, expansive mountain vistas. $159,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-2969860 (507584)

One of the few true GOLF FRONT lots remaining at Wintergreen. Build on this gently sloping lot overlooking the soon to be private Devils Knob Golf course, 13th hole. Great location on Devils Knob Loop within walking distance of Wintergarden Spa, Devils Grill and other amenities. Let us introduce you to one of our great local builders for your dream vacation home! Listed by Steve Marianella at $129,500, 434566-1293, smsales1@aol.com. (508877)

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Classic Virginia Farmhouse in Afton on 7+ acres 6222 Rockfish Valley Hwy MLS# 510341 $319,900

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.

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.

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

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

If you have looked the world over and just can’t find your dream house, then it may be time to alter your plan and look for a dream lot. A good candidate for a land purchase is one that looks at an existing home and sees the shortcomings instead of the possibilities. This would be the right home “if only” it had x, y, or z. If you are unable to find that perfect home, then you may consider finding the perfect lot and building to YOUR specifications. Here are some points for consideration when purchasing undeveloped land. Suitability; ensure that the topography accommodates your specific building plans. Have the builder visit the location for a site review. If unable to coordinate this before the offer, incorporate a study period into the offer. In case the site is not suitable, be certain that you can terminate the contract without penalty.

Right of Way & Road Maintenance; there should be a deeded right-of-way in place for land not accessible by a public road. The deed should give you and future owners the right to access the land. When the land is not accessible via a public road, verify that a road maintenance agreement is in place so that everyone utilizing it is responsible for upkeep. Utilities; if public water and sewer are not available make an offer contingent upon these factors. Allow for a soil study period to ensure that a septic system, rated for the number of bedrooms that you require, can be installed. Check availability of electric, gas, cable and telephone services. If the lot does not currently have electric, make the offer contingent upon the seller providing a recorded electric easement. Easements; does someone else have the right to access the property?

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Find out before you make an offer, or add a contingency that you must approve of existing easements. Restrictions; can you build what you want? If the land is located within a home owners association (HOA) review covenants and restrictions to understand potential limitations such as minimum house size. Also review zoning ordinances to ensure that the land can be utilized per your intentions. Survey; retrieve a plat/survey and locate the boundaries. If the survey is not current and there’s a question about the number of acres, especially for large acreages, make an offer for “X” dollars per acre as determined by a new survey. This will ensure that you are getting the exact amount of acreage purchased and nothing more or less. Environmental Liabilities; ask if there are any known underground oil or gas storage tanks and if they exist

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negotiate who is to pay for removal. Other considerations; If you have already done your research and know that the land is priced right and meets your needs, make an offer with limited contingencies, no/minimal study period, and a quick closing. A seller may accept a lower price if the contract is strong on all other fronts. With 227 parcels of land available in Nelson County, you may want to enlist the help of a real estate professional to help you find that perfect parcel. If you plan to build, ask the agent for builder resources that will best match up to your site location, home style, and budget.

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Impossible to build/replicate at these prices! Stoney Creek 348 Cedar Glen Close; $399,900 #502925; 3,883 sq ft; 4Br/3Ba Marvel at the mountain and valley views from the front porch and savor the privacy on the back decks; One owner, like-new home w/ hardwood floors, cathedral and vaulted ceilings, open flow, great room w/ fireplace, custom kitchen, family/ media room, 1st floor master suite and a second master suite or inlaw suite with private patio, optional 5th bedroom or home office; professional landscaping requires minimal care and NO mowing; short stroll to the clubhouse, golf, tennis, and pool.

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THE COCONUT MONKEY by LYNN COFFEY

Our granddaughter Renea just graduated from high school and along with her regular gift we gave her another she probably wasn’t expecting and one that’s sure to get a laugh. The tradition started when Billy and I married. Our youngest daughter, Bec, was in Virginia Beach when we surprised the family by eloping in the spring of 1993. When we returned from our honeymoon Bec handed us a beautifully wrapped wedding gift with a big smile on her face. I was giving her the “Oh, you shouldn’t have” speech when the final wrappings came off, the box was opened and there nestled in a bed of colorful tissue paper was a coconut monkey; the kind that are carved from coconuts and are sold in every cheap

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souvenir shop along the beach front. Ours was particularly ugly with bare arms, horn rimmed glasses and a set of red painted bongo drums. I lifted it from its box and was trying to be very diplomatic about my thank you when Bec suddenly laughed out loud and said, “Well, one thing’s for sure… you won’t get any duplicates!” That’s when I knew I would fit well into our new blended family. The monkey sat on top of our bookshelf until that summer when our son Mike celebrated his 25th birthday in July. It was then I put the monkey in a box and took pains to wrap it up with lovely paper with matching bow on top. I handed it to Mike on his big day and he, just like me a few months earlier, began to protest that we shouldn’t have. We all watched as he opened the box and hoisted the monkey for all to see. Bec screamed, “You gave away my wedding gift!” I smiled innocently and told her I didn’t want to hoard the love that went into selecting such a thoughtful present but wanted to pass it on. That’s when they knew their step-mother would fit well into the new blended family. From that point on, the monkey made the rounds, showing up when we least expected it. Whoever was in possession of it would let enough time elapse so everyone would forget that they may get it next. He was always a complete surprise. We never gave him to any of the grandchildren until they were the age they could understand that he had to be passed on and not kept permanently by one person. He showed up for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and every other important event the family celebrated. He’s been Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, a pumpkin and Uncle Sam. He arrived at our daughter-in-law Audrey’s baby shower, wearing a Pampers diaper, a terry cloth bib and a pacifier with appropriate palm trees painted on it. He surprised Billy on his 70th birthday and my mother on her 80th and she loved it! We dressed him in a black cape, gave him fangs and skeleton earrings to surprise our daughter Teresa on her October 30th birthday. I got him for Mother’s Day one year and he sported a new “Mom” tattoo on his arm. I was in possession of the monkey when our daughter Bec got married and the girls of the family dressed him up in a bridal gown with matching veil and placed him in the middle of the bride and groom’s table. I told her, “It’s only fitting you should get him for YOUR wedding!” Granddaughter Ashley received the monkey for her high school graduation, complete with cap and gown and a rolled up paper diploma. Now it’s Renea’s turn for the graduation ritual. For twenty years the coconut rascal has surprised the daylights out of each recipient, always with enough time between visits that we momentarily forget who’s the next one to be embarrassed. BRL

STONEY CREEK AND NELSON COUNTY STONEY CREEK LOTS 324 Cedar Glen Close

$50,000.00 (1-V K9) MLS# 510340

Elevated view home site located in a private, but convenient area of Stoney Creek. A great location to build your dream or retirement home. Close to golf & club house.

1717 Black Walnut Dr.

$29,000.00 (1-I G52) MLS# 510645

Deep lot, high on the mountain, access is roughed in. Walk to the top or rear of the lot to find the high point adjoining the Wintergreen open space. From there the view potential is dramatic and private.

STONEY CREEK HOMES 984 Cedar Meadow Dr.

$454,000.00 (1-F A47) MLS# 510670

Set on a beautifully landscaped lot on the golf course, nicely setback for privacy, this cherished home offers easy one floor living in a well designed plan. Spaces flow from a central open living area, anchored by a kitchen, family room with tray ceiling, and breakfast nook, opening to screened in porch and patio. Well tended perennial gardens surround this appealing home inviting you for an outside stroll to enjoy bloom throughout the season. Beautifully maintained and turnkey! Built by TURNER WICKS

320 Stone Orchard Dr.

$375,000.00 (Stone Orchard 43) MLS# 474103

4Bed/3Bath, garage, views to western mountains, across from Fairway. Easy level walk to Clubhouse and the Village of Nellysford.

176 May Apple Ln.

$493,000.00 (1-E F7) MLS# 506558

The current owner was in the hardwood supply business, hence all the flooring throughout the house is either oak, maple or hickory which is rare in most homes built today. There is extensive paneling, wainscoting, chair rails, crown molding, etc. A wood burning raised hearth stone fireplace and beautiful kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite countertops and stainless appliances and open to the living space and most living on 1 level make it appealing to all. The yard borders tee box of hole 9.

75 Oak Grove Ln.

$289,900.00 (1-M 2) MLS# 510721

Nestled on a large private lot with majestic oaks, sunny garden, this charming cottage has been thoroughly updated by the current owner with new, top of the line HVAC system, remodeling of baths and kitchen, lighting and paint! Open kitchen with limestone counters, Italian bath sinks, heated bath floors, hickory floors. Flower and fruit gardens surround the sunny deck. This is a charmer!

NELSON COUNTY LOT Rhue Hollow Rd

$100,000.00 (Lot 7A Horseshoe Subdivision) MLS# 507845

A most desirable building situation. The access drive is constructed to level area 5’ above the road. This portion is clear to enjoy the excellent mountain views. The land occupies the hilltop building site and borders the stream in back.

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In the late 1920s, Tim Spicer’s grandfather worked as a fullservice attendant at a gas station in Woodstock, Va. Fast-forward about eighty years down the family line and it’s safe to say Tim’s following closely in his family’s tracks. “I’ve been in the petroleum business for twenty-seven years. It was just kind of a natural fit, ya know,” says Tim who decided to work in distribution. “I got it on both ends of the gene pool. On my father’s side, my great-grandfather was an Esso distributor,” Tim divulges. “My grandfather on my mother’s side, he worked at or owned a gas station his whole life over in Woodstock. So when we were kids, when we were visiting we’d always go over and hang out at the station. It was so different from the hustle and bustle today.” And Tim will do just about anything to keep that world alive, including constructing a second building on his property in Crozet just to display his collection. From the very bottom to the tippity-top of the eighteen-foot high ceilings, it’s fully stocked with your garden variety of gas pumps, cans, jars, jugs and signage. Not to mention two authentic barber chairs, vintage tractor, and general store knickknacks. Tim is the first to admit his hobby is more like a sickness Case in point: the garage next door, which you could kind of call his workshop, also shows off his two immaculate ‘50s era Chevy trucks and some random signage. But mostly importantly, it serves as a constant reminder to Tim. “I started in the garage. When I built the garage I said, ‘I’ll never fill this up.’ And then it probably wasn’t even a year, I couldn’t even walk in there. So that’s when I decided to build the new building just to store the collectables. It definitely takes you back to a different place in time. It’s definitely an escape.” Considering his deep-rooted love for the culture, Tim got a late start in building his collection. Now that he’s on a roll, he’s certainly not wasting any more time. And you can bet he knows all the good honey-holes in the surrounding area, including Dewie Henderson’s house over in Waynesboro. With a collection that’s been growing for the past three decades, it’s not surprising Dewie has frequent visitors like Tim. continued on page 30

Every man must have a man cave and for Tim Spicer of Crozet (above) and Dewie Henderson of Waynesboro (left), the caves are filled with petroliana. JULY 2013

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“We both got a pretty good collection, but I got Tim started,” brags Dewie. “I got into the gas stuff, I reckon in the early ‘80s. ‘Bout four or five years ago, Tim come by to visit me, and it took off with him.” “I dabbled in it, probably started about fifteen years ago, I got my first sign.” Tim explains. “But about five years ago, I really cranked it up. Seeing the inventory that Dewie had kinda motivated me to go and find more. He was the first person that I visited that had that much stuff.”

Every piece of Tim’s collection has a story. One of the better ones happened by complete accident. “This is in later years, but this is my grandfather’s Sinclair station in Woodstock,” Tim says holding up a framed black and white photo. “It’s a funny story. My wife and I went over to a farmers’ market on Route 11. There was a set of these prints of old different gas stations around the valley. At the time we were renovating the office and I said that would be cool to use to decorate.” “I bought the whole set, had them framed up, and I kept them here while the renovations were going on,” Tim continues. “So, Mom and Dad were out one day and Daddy saw I had ‘em sitting in here behind the chair, and he said, ‘What are those old pictures?’ So he starts looking at them and he says, ‘Well that’s your grandfather Cooley’s gas station. And Mama said, ‘Yeah, So-and-So lived in this house and the bank was next door.’

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“So… total coincidence. I didn’t know when I bought it, come to find out that that station was in Woodstock. It was meant to be. Just too cool.” With juju like that, Tim’s gotta feel good about his own place in history. Because at the end of the day, he’s not just collecting vintage items, he’s preserving memories. BRL


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Jason Fitzgerald, owner of Southern Way Cafe in Crozet, samples some of the “apple pie” moonshine his eatery serves. Jason says his restaurant is the first in Virginia to serve moonshine.


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GOLF Lately it seems as though moonshine is taking the world by storm. Thanks to shows such like Moonshiners, this illicit nectar has once again captured the eye of both the public and law enforcement alike. One Crozet area eatery is capitalizing on this trend by becoming the first restaurant in the Commonwealth to serve it. This fiery clear spirit is relatively ubiquitous around this area, so it only made sense that Southern Way Cafe owner Jason Fitzgerald would add it to the menu, albeit legally. Jason himself has a family connection to the spirit, as both his grandfather and great grandfather ran stills. “My great grandfather was a moonshiner up in the Piney River area,” Jason said who himself had his first taste of moonshine at a very young age. “Lord, I’d probably go jail for telling you this, but I was probably twelve or thirteen when I first tasted moonshine. My cousins and I found a jar down at our hunting cabin in Nelson County.” It was this family connection that motivated Jason to bring moonshine to the masses, including using his grandfather’s recipe for “apple pie,” a mixture of apple cider, moonshine, and other spices that is mixed by hand when served. “We checked with the ABC people about getting a moonshine liquor license to serve it, and at first they said we couldn’t do it, and I [said] I don’t understand why we can’t do it,” Jason said. The ABC replied that it had never been done before, but Jason persisted saying that just because it had never been done before didn’t mean it couldn’t be done. Ultimately, what was normally a relatively simple 30-day process to get a liquor license turned into a three month ordeal. However, in the end Jason prevailed, and the public has been quite receptive to the shine. “It’s really taken off man, people are digging it,” said Jason, who has the moonshine itself distilled by the Belmont Farms Distillery in Culpeper, though he hopes to also incorporate moonshine from a Nelson County distillery in the future. The Cafe offers a wide variety of flavors of moonshine, including blueberry, blackberry, and the house special, apple pie. In addition, the Cafe incorporates moonshine into its Southern-inspired menu, making such things as corn whiskey collard greens, Vermont maple syrup moonshine desert sauce and several varieties of barbecue sauces. BRL

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Spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Rockfish Valley and the Wintergreen Ski Village. Top floor, cathedral ceilings, open and very bright floor plan. Extensive exterior and interior upgrades done recently. Beautifully and tastefully furnished and decorated. Never rented with current owner but could be a successful rental property due to the location, views and interior upgrades. Immaculately maintained and cared for. Ready to move in and enjoy with family and friends!

MOUNTAIN HOMES: 72 Greenstone Dr.

$795,000.00 (Black Rock 92) MLS# 510856

One of the largest and most private view properties at Wintergreen. Investment banker, Jim Wheat was one of the founders of Wintergreen and had first choice of all properties when the community opened. He selected the best view and built his home with an eye towards privacy. The holding has been expanded to encompass 2 1/2 lots and encompasses 1.16 acres with great views and a charming elevated walkway to a gazebo which features the same view one gets at the Plunge Park.

134 Rosebay Ln.

$895,000.00 (Chestnut Place 35) MLS# 484056

Treetops is an elegant, classic mountain lodge style home offering spectacular mountain, valley and ski slope views as well as privacy and comfort. The spacious floor plan, featuring master suite and laundry on the main level and oversize garage could be perfect for vacation or full time residence. Great craftsmanship throughout this house. The special features just go on and on. All luxurious furnishings, selected to complement the interior convey. Beautifully landscaped back yard with water feature

142 Fortunes Ridge Dr.

$399,000.00 (Fortunes Ridge 7) MLS#510776

Nestled in a grove of mature mountain laurel, the beauty of springtime in the mountains will sweep you away! Distant year round mountain views from the large deck and major living areas, and large screened in porch. This is a home for the family to gather and make memories. Handsome stone fireplace, large eat in kitchen. A charming mountain view home at an affordable price.

105 Hanging Rock Ln.

$399,000.00 (Chestnut Springs 115) MLS# 510433 There are few homes so private and perfectly sited as this home. Situated on the upper rim of Shamokin Gorge the soothing sound of Stoney Creek echoes up to the gazebo. Views of the National Park Humpback Mountain to the northeast. The full length, stone fireplace, media room and sauna make this a great retreat.

221 Fawn Ridge Dr.

$459,000.00 (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.

181 Hickory Spring Rd.

$279,900.00 (Pryors Camp 14) MLS# 511118

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

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“When I moved to Nelson County, I had friends drive me around just to show me the massive county. From what I’ve heard, it’s supposedly bigger than Rhode Island, but that might be a rumor,” said Jacob Tal, the CEO and co-founder of Tours for Tunes. “They just showed me first-hand all the back roads and beauty and now it’s kind of my job to do the exact same thing for other people coming here for the first time.” Jacob’s Tours for Tunes started almost two years ago as a wine tour business with just Jacob and his van. Now Tours for Tunes, which donates 15% of proceeds to music in schools, has four drivers, they’re working on securing two additional vehicles, and they do tours of all kinds – wine tours, pub crawls, art and history tours: you name it and they’ll drive. Tours for Tunes is growing in popularity both with locals hoping for an official designated driver and out-of-towners looking for a tour guide. Kirsten Melberg of Richmond, VA visited Standardsville with her sister, Alyssa and some of their family and friends for their joint 25th/22nd birthday celebration and they knew they wanted a DD-slash-tourguide but didn’t want anything super fancy. “It was through Google I found Tours for Tunes,” said Kirsten. “I saw that part of the proceeds are donated and I thought that was great and I read about Jacob on the website and it’s just a guy with a van; I love that.” … and yes, it’s just a rumor. Rhode Island is about 2.5 times the size of Nelson County. BRL

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Remember the roar of the cicadas you heard last month? A lot of them ended up in Salena Hitzeman’s gutters at Three Rocks Farm in Arrington. “They’re all over the place,” she said. “They’re on the underside of the leaves, the lower most branches of the trees, just covered. The chickens and dogs really like to eat them. Not a problem.” Though she’s had to clean the gutters at least twice, Salena admittedly has a thing for bugs. A picture of a cicada she painted some years ago and available for sale on society6.com – a web site where artists can sell reprints of their work – has been getting some attention. “I think if I’d gone to school and gotten a B.S. instead of a Bachelor of Arts I would have gone into entomology instead of going to art school. It’s important to me to combine the world of science and art. I find they should be more integrated with one another to understand the world. I kind of want that to be my mission as an artist to open up both worlds to each other.” Mission accomplished. BRL

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111 Deer Run Waterfront home with 3 BR, 3.5 BA. Great room overlooking the pond, many new upgrades (carpet, tile 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. $249,900 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 year-round 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. $199,999 1597 River Road Well maintained 3 BR brick home on 10 private acres with mountain and pastoral views, beautiful hardwood floors, brick fireplace with woodstove insert, updated kitchen with granite counters, 2 home office spaces and finished basement area. Oversized screened porch for entertaining, play area and detached 2-car garage. Raised/fenced beds for gardening. Established herb garden! Lovely landscaping including dogwoods and roses. Easy commute to Charlottesville. $329,000 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

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550 Crawfords Climb Beautiful views from this handsome 3 BR, 3.5 BA home situated on a large 2-acre parcel. There is a gorgeous stone fireplace in the sunken living room along with custom bookshelves. With three levels there is lots of privacy for all. The screened porch and deck offer plenty of outdoor living space to enjoy all four seasons in the foothills.

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risk of falling. Exercise should focus on increasing leg strength and improving balance. Movement programs, such as Tai Chi, are very good at achieving this. Physical therapy for balance and strengthening may be needed to get you started. Review your medications with your doctor to see if any cause dizziness or drowsiness. Having updated glasses will maximize your vision. You can make your house safer by removing tripping hazards. You can also reduce your risk of falling by keeping your feet on the ground. Standing on an old chair to change a light bulb or climbing up a ladder to clean your gutters significantly increases the likelihood of falling. Be sure to prevent falls by staying strong and working on balance. Use a cane or walker if necessary – they don’t make you look old! And talk to your doctor to see what can be done to reduce your risk of falling.

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JULY 4 THURSDAY FOURTH OF JULY JUBILEE AT WINTERGREEN RESORT Start: July 4, 2013 10:00 AM End: July 7, 2013 10:00 PM Venue: Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: 39 Wintergreen Drive, Roseland, VA, 22967 (NELSON) NELSON COUNTY 4TH OF JULY PARADE Start: July 4, 2013 11:00 AM End: July 4, 2013 12:30 PM Venue: Lovingston Phone: 434-325-2200 Address: Front Street, Lovingston, VA, 22949 (NELSON)

JULY 5 FRIDAY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS Start: July 5, 2013 2:00 PM End: July 6, 2013 5:00 PM Venue: Democracy Vineyards Phone: 434-964-6124 Address: 585 Mountain Cove Road, Lovingston, VA, 22949 (NELSON)

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HUMPBACK HOMECOMING /JULY 4 CELEBRATION Start: July 7, 2013 2:00 pm End: July 7, 2013 4:00 pm Venue: Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm Phone: 540-943-4716 Address: MP5.8, Blue Ridge Parkway, Afton, VA (NELSON)

JULY 8 MONDAY 2013 WINTERGREEN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AND ACADEMY Start: July 8, 2013 9:00 am End: August 4, 2013 9:00 pm Venue: The Dunlop Pavilion (formerly the Evans Center) 2013 Home of the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Phone: 434 325-8292 Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen Resort, VA (NELSON)

JULY 10 WEDNESDAY HYDRANGEAS FOR THE GARDEN AND TABLE WORKSHOPS AT PHARSALIA Start: July 10, 2013 9:45 am End: July 10, 2013 4:30 pm Venue: Pharsalia Phone: 434-277-5231 Address: 2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, VA, 22976 (NELSON)

JULY 13 SATURDAY ALEX CATON LIVE AT ALBEMARLE CIDERWORKS Start: July 13, 2013 3:00 pm End: July 13, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: Albemarle CiderWorks Phone: 434-297-2326 Address: 2545 Rural Ridge Ln, North Garden, VA, 22959 (ALBEMARLE)

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JULY 14 SUNDAY COFFEE CONCERT I – 2013 WINTERGREEN SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AND ACADEMY Start: July 14, 2013 11:00 am End: July 14, 2013 12:30 pm Venue: Dunlop Pavilion (Formerly the Evans Center) Phone: 434 325-8292 Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA, 22958 (NELSON)

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Real Estate 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.

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.

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

Resorts & Recreation 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Worship GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, MASSIES MILL 434-277-8926 Crabtree Falls Hwy & Tan Yard Road, Massies Mill, VA NELSON COUNTY We’re a small, caring, affirming congregation with a deep commitment to social action. Sunday services: 11 AM (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!

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

THE BLUE TOAD 434-996-6992 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy Afton, VA NELSON COUNTY A Family Pub with over 80 Micro Brews, Great Food, and a Playground all in One! But why the The Blue Toad you ask? Well… when all these years of traveling came to an end and it was time to settle in and find Mr. and Mrs. Toad a place to live and raise their Toadlets, they decided on the Blue Ridge Mountains here in Afton, VA. Hence, the BLUE in The Blue Toad.

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Bland Wade Lane, Lot 3; #501765; $259,900 2.62 acres; 1,985 sq ft; 3 br/2.5 ba; Granite counters, hardwood floors; great views!

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Andy Zemon www.TheZemonTeam.com 434-202-7371

Bland Wade, Lot 1; $299,900

Piney River, Lot 3; $184,900

3.08 Acres; 1,818 fin sq ft; 4br/3ba Basement, garage, extra family room, views!!!

1.05 acres; 1,232 fin & 1,232 unfin sq ft; 3br/2ba Basement, vaulted ceiling, hardwood, porch

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40 Stoney Glen; #502990; $334,900

1.07 acres; 2,179 sq ft; 2,755 unfinished sq ft.; 3 br/2.5 ba; Garage, basement, kitchen with island and granite

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415 Stoney Creek East; #502991; $464,900

1.36 acres; 2,308 sq ft; 4,745 unfinished sq ft.; 3 br/3 ba; Garage, unfinished basement and 2nd level; views!

Livebeautifully in Nelson County

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245 Cedar Glen Close; #502986; $524,900

.86 acres; 3,286 sq ft; 2,646 unfinished sq ft; 5 br/3 ba; basement, garage; views of mountains, golf, and lake!

Marlo G. Allen, Assoc. Broker 434-996-3525 InsistOnThatGirl.com

434-996-3525 Blue Ridge LIFE

Marlo Allen

InsistOnThatGirl.com JULY 2013


Blue Ridge Life, Issue #100