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

(Devils Knob 63) $850,000.00 MLS#532733

Beautiful house on the golf course. Spacious and bright home with open and functional floor plan. Energy efficient construction- Structurally Insulated Panels, hardy plank siding, trex decking. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with a large rec room on the first floor. Spacious master suite with a walk-in closet and a luxury bath is also located on the first floor. Upstairs one of the two guest bedrooms is large and could be a great bunk bedroom with plenty of play area for the kids. Second entry with a large mud room. Fully furnished. Large covered decks overlooking the fairway. Priced to sell!

This house is perched on the highest point on Devils Knob and has a spectacular view across the Rockfish and Tye River Valleys as well as across the George Washington National Forest to the southwest and into surrounding mountains. It has original Cypress paneling and ceilings and is built on 2 levels for easy access and family and guest separation. It has an open floor plan. The master bedroom and living areas is on the top floor and the guest bedrooms are below. It has a split level entry which works best at this location for someone who demands one of the most spectacular and the best view don’t miss seeing this house.

This large architecturally designed home was built with the highest end exterior and interior materials and finishes. Home sits at the edge of the mountain and offers stunning 180 degree mountain and valley views to the East and South. The open, bright and spacious floor plan is perfect for large scale entertaining or special family gatherings. Elevator, 35’ high bank of windows in the great room, 2-story fieldstone fire place, two laundry areas, attached garage, paged driveway, 5-zone heating system and major steel beams in engineers structural framing are just a few of the property highlights. Priced well below replacement cost.

Enjoy some of the best views at Wintergreen from this incredible 5 bedroom home. Cathedral ceiling, 2 massive stone fireplaces, 4 decks, 2 whirlpool tubs, plus a full sized enclosed hot tub, and many extras make this home a unique find in the Wintergreen Community. Views include the ski slopes and Black Rock Village as well as views into the Rockfish Valley. In the distance, the lights of Charlottesville and Lynchburg can be seen at night. Ample room (5200 sq. ft.) and private decks on most bedrooms add to the experience. Within walking distance to slopes. Nearby bus service is also available to the beginner area and lodge during the winter.

28 Pinnacle Dr.

123 N.Forest Dr.

48 Service Berry Ln.

(Deer Springs 2) $410,000.00 MLS#541582

206 Pinnacle Dr.

(Devils Knob 35) $475,000.00 MLS#539073

23 S. Knob Ln.

(Treeloft 17) $299,000.00 MLS#537633

(Treeloft Village 30) $285,000.00 MLS#546811

(Catoctin Forest 11) $420,000.00 MLS#542505

(Deer Springs 31) $349,000.00 MLS#546464

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

Thomas Jefferson liked octagonal homes and he was a wise man. Own a Jefferson style home on the ski slopes. Located at the top of Tyro with views of the ski slope and the Blue Ridge Mountain. A cool and practical octagonal design with walls filled with windows. Bright and open floor plan. You will feel cozy and happy at this home after a day filled with fun on the slopes. Nicely updated kitchen. Two bedrooms and two full baths on the main floor. A bedroom/ den with a full bath on the lower level. Location, location, location. Homes like this one, on the top of Tyro and only a few steps away from the ski lift and Eagles Swoop, rarely come on the market. Take the opportunity to lock this property in for your family for the next ski season.

You’ll love this charming, 2-story cottage with spectacular views of the 17th fairway. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a 1 1/2-car garage and workshop will give you 2,200 sq ft of generous space to move about (without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere when it’s time to cuddle up by the fireplace with a good book).Numerous upgrades of the interior and exterior have been done in the past few years.

Ideal location tucked away on a point of land between two holes of the golf course, with long range views down the fairway on either side of this home! Private with no homes in view, this home is bright and airy with well placed windows and a sun room off the master bedroom. Renovated kitchen with granite counters, cozy propane heat, plenty of storage space. A unique design ideally suited to the site, this home offers great views on either side of the home.

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115 Rosebay Lane In prestigious Chestnut Place, you have year-round, long-range mountain views from this 4 BR home at the end of the cul-de-sac. Fantastic for family and entertaining as the living, dining and kitchen all flow together. The large sunroom off the living room, with wonderful views, is a real bonus. Three decks—from the dining room, the master bedroom, the cozy family room downstairs—further capture the distant mountains. Two-car garage, skylights, exposed beams, wet bar, stone fireplace and more! $699,000

1623 Old Stoney Creek Road This 31-acre property has it all! Listen to Stoney Creek rushing by, enjoy the mountain views, hike, hunt and fish in total privacy and still be minutes from Nellysford, wineries, breweries, restaurants, and Wintergreen. Charming old home on the property could be restored. Hardwood flooring, standing seam metal roofing, well/ septic and electric. Acreage made up of two adjoining parcels. 35 minutes to Charlottesville or Waynesboro! Price reduced! $179,000

1095 Devils Knob Loop Mountain view, golf front, 3 BR, 3.5 BA home. Property feels larger—adjoins open space and golf course for great privacy. Extras include 3 fireplaces, skylights, vaulted ceilings, great room with open flow, family room with wet bar, screened porch, multiple decks, level drive. Recently renovated with new roof, exterior paint, and hardwood floors in kitchen and foyer. Furnished! $310,000

132 Rocky Road This 61 acres has open fields, woods and a creek. The main house is a well-built and caredfor brick ranch with 2 BR, 2 BA and several family rooms. Features include parquet flooring in much of the home and solid birch paneling, cedar ceiling and oak cabinetry in the kitchen/dining areas. Full basement with flue for a wood stove and an attached, oversized garage. The detached garage/shop has a 1 BR, 1 BA apartment (600 square feet). 2-car carport and an old barn. Adjoining property, with two cabins, is also available for purchase. $530,000

1803 High Ridge Court One of the largest condos on the mountain with 4 BR, 4 BA and a den. Completely renovated and refurnished in 2006, it is truly exceptional! Offering stunning mountain and Blackrock ski slope views, elevator access and under-building parking, this condo has it all! With its spacious feel, high ceilings, stone fireplace, custom cabinets, granite counters, and more, it feels like a home but has the convenience of a condo. Ready to move in and enjoy! $355,000

8956 James River Road A 3 BR, 2 BA Cape Cod on 2.8 acres with lots of charm and character. Enjoy the covered front porch and the side and back decks for entertaining. Master bedroom on the first floor with full bath. Cozy gas fireplace for all to enjoy from the large eat in kitchen. Finished full basement with BR, rec area, and office. Fully fenced area for either small children or pets. New quartz kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances, updated bath, water heater and refinished floors. Minutes to Lovingston and Rt. 29. $259,000

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

1121 Mountain Cove Road 18+ acres with main house, guest house and log cabin! Great investment opportunity. Log cabin is situated on separate parcel with 13+ acres and is ideal for recreation and/or hunting. Acreage is elevated, providing mountain views and a birds-eye view of Lovingston. More than 30k in improvements: 2015/2016—new well, roof, gutters, storm doors, exterior and interior painting, refinishing hardwood floors and gravel on driveway. Zoned A-1 permitting farm animals. $249,900

Sto n e y C r e e k 280 Hooded Warbler This 3 BR, 2 BA home has a great open floor plan with cathedral ceiling and walls of glass. Set on a private lot with soaring trees and the sounds of the stream in season off your deck. Home features a great room with a stone, wood-burning fireplace. Convenient to all of the amenities offered in Stoney Creek and Nellysford. $225,000

400 Foothills Drive Wellmaintained, custom-built home with 3 BR, 2.5 BA on nearly 2 acres. Open floor plan offers a spacious great room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace, quality kitchen with cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances, first-floor master suite with tiled shower, office and living areas in the lower level, and a bonus/storage room above the 2-car garage. Lot is partially fenced for pets. Centrally located to all amenities in Stoney Creek. $399,000

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103 Squirrel Tree Lane Nice condition “treeloft” three bedroom ski chalet, within walking distance of Tyro slope. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace, large loft, two full baths, outside deck and level parking. Ready to enjoy for ski season, or to appreciate the fall foliage. Well maintained, not rented. Offered at $219,500. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (536431)

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Updated and producing steady rental revenue in the Wintergreen resort rental program, this condo is located in the heart of the Mountain village at The Mountain Inn. Restaurants, shopping, festivals and bars are all within walking distance, along with slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Sold furnished and ready to use now and continue in the rental program. 2014 Gross rental revenue of over $17,000. 2015 YTD through September $13,353. Offered at $97,000. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com (546516)

56 Laurel Springs Drive

Great location overlooking 11th hole of Devils Knob private golf club. Well maintained 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with level paved driveway, plenty of parking, $5,000 allowance for granite in Kitchen. Two master suites with fireplaces and another fireplace in open great room. Hardwood floors throughout main living area, vaulted ceiling, open layout. Large decks to enjoy the outdoors. New appliances in kitchen in 2009, new water heaters, gas furnace. Roof replaced in 2005. Walk to spa, dining and Devils Knob Golf and Tennis Center. $359,000. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (542647)

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

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

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This terrific condo is the ultimate in flexibility, offering one of the largest floor plans available in the Mountain Inn and being one of the few Mountain Inn units with a deck. Renovated and updated, unit is in excellent condition and boasts winter mountain views. $102,500. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (542007) www.goWintergreen.com

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

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This beautiful 2BR/2BA condo has Level floors - no step down. Appliances & water heater recently replaced. Escape the summer heat to play golf in the cool Mt. air! Watch golfers from deck, or thru wall of windows, as they come down the 18th fairway of Devils Knob championship golf course. Walk 2-3 min. to club house & upscale Devils Grill restaurant & bar. Walk to the Spa, tennis courts & Nature Foundation. Take the ski shuttle 2-3 min to Mt. Inn, ski slopes, shops & restaurants. Play Stoney Creek course in valley “all year.” Fully furnished. Unbelievable price! Assessed for $127,800. Asking price is only $75K! Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890, Dawn.Perusse@mris.com (540372)

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thepublishers We all own rain boots. Because the Sun has apparently gone on strike. I’m not opposed to striking in the broad sense. I think every star in this galaxy has the right to negotiate the terms of their contract. But lets be realistic. It’s not like the Sun has to shine on us 24 hours a day. Like every worker who feels like he is going around in circles, the Sun turns its back on us every evening and shows us the moon. Parents of young children get it. Feed the little beasts. Dote on them. Wear them out. Give them baths. Nourish their developing brains with classic bedtime readalouds. But then they show you the moon. The bewitching hour, as some people would call it. Now here’s the unfortunate part to this story. I just realized I’ve explained this whole solar system sun thing upside down and backwards. It dawned on me as I spun the cream in my umpteenth cup of coffee that of course the Sun doesn’t spin around our planet. Silly, mommy. Sunny days don’t revolve around us. The truth is Earth turns its back on the brightest thing in our lives and it happens daily, like clockwork.

And every year, we drift further away from the thing that lightens our day and warms our skin. We are the ones who grow distant. Carrying a pile of bed sheets, Peyton and I slogged over to the garden to “tuck in the veggie plants” so that they didn’t get chilly. The weather man I sleep with was predicting patchy frost in the area. The next morning, I peeled off the damp sheets and breathed a little sigh of relief. The clouds had chosen to pull apart and the rain was pausing. The kids were marching around in their rain boots chasing the dogs around the shed. Behind the clouds, the Sun is always there. It never goes on strike. Enjoy! Yvette and Tommy Stafford JUNE 2016

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Rustic Chic Event Center Cathedral Ceilings Artisan Chandeliers Hardwood Floors Bridal Room Courtyard & Patio Event Staff Cherry Wood Bar Private Bathrooms Dedicated kitchen

Perfect Space For : Weddings Business Parties Graduation Parties Reunions Large Meetings Holiday Party’s Rehearsal Dinners

Birth of Democracy Wine Festival! Saturday July 2nd from Noon to 6 pm! At Democracy Vineyards with Del Fosse Winery, Hilltop Berry Farm & Winery, Lazy Days Winery, and Mountain Cove Vineyards Mouth Wide Open and Farm Fresh Fixins Food trucks – Artisanal food and craft vendors including Crocheted Baby Products, Fat Cat Soap Works, Favored Flavors, Gibson Cottage, Home and Hearth Baskets, Plenty of Beads 4 U, Promotions in Motion, Red Rocker Candy, Scentsy Fragrances, The Corner Spa, Transformations – and, a guest appearance by Miss Nelson! Music with Ragtop and Paulo Franco

$20 paid in advance/$25 at the gate ($5/non-tasting/designated driver & under 21) To make a reservation call 434-263-8463 or go to www.democracyvineyards.com 585 Mountain Cove Road Lovingston, VA 22949 Just off Rt. 29 above the Village of Lovingston on Rt. 718. For information: 434-263-8463 or go to www.democracyvineyards.com

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basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz www.basicnecessities.com www.kaypfaltz.com Leaving fear behind When a group of us traveled to Paris late-April into May, the recent Brussels bombings were front page news. And, if the November attacks in Paris seemed a memory, back in December when my group had to commit, terrorism, and the fear that accompanies — however irrational — was much in our minds. So I thank my group for doing the best thing in the face of fear and terrorism for Paris… go out and enjoy her as a tourist. Fifteen of us strolled the elegant tree-lined boulevards that paint the proverbial picture we think of as Paris. Earlier April showers brought out an abundance of soft green splashed with color as flowers smiled from the Luxembourg Gardens and beyond, and we strolled beneath the sheltering canopy of chestnut trees. Next to our hotel, the gardens offered a haven from morning till dusk. There we could pause, surrounded by beauty. There was the warmth of the sun, the scraping of metal chairs as people dragged them from one spot to the next. The sound of birdcall and

murmur of voices punctuated by shrill shrieks of children playing. And I saw more people reading than texting. Spring anywhere is magical. In Paris it’s poignant. It’s what you’ve been waiting for throughout winter’s shortened damp, gray days. The café tables begin appearing on outside terraces and the day’s first tentative light lengthens. On May Day we traded sprigs of Muguet des Bois, the Lily of the Valley, symbolic of the worker party, and considered a Porte-Bonheur (literally “happiness bringer”) or Lucky Charm. And their prophecy came true. We smiled to see streets filled with people shopping, cafés and restaurants brimming with eating, drinking, talking, laughing and, bien sûr, philosophizing Parisians. And for that brief period of time we, too, became Parisian. If we give into fear, whether over terrorism or our own personal fears, not only have the terrorists (or our neuroses) won, but also we lessen the chance of community and unity, and of bringing in happiness. Fear of terrorism, or fear of different cultures, or fear in general is no way to live. Somehow, leading full, meaningful lives purely in

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Lovingston - $750,000 - 344 +/acres of beauty. Two bold streams. Mark Brashears: 540.570.2874

Wingina - $399,999 - 3BR, 3BTH Brick home on Private 65 ac. on the James River, Wonderful views, Garage. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Lowesville - $349,900 - Formerly a general store & US PO, this Circa 1869 3BR, 3BTH home is zoned bus. & res. Sue Harvey: 434.426.3755

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

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

Arrington - $244,900 - 4BR, 2BTH, 2 acres, Mountain Views, County water, Open flr plan. Lynn Bowling: 434.941.3126

Norwood - $175,000 Well maintained 3BR, 2BTH Circa 1915 w/ numerous upgrades. 1 +- ac. near James River. Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

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

Shipman - $161,000 37 acres of mostly open pasture, mountain views and 2 large streams. Building sites. Lynn Bowling: 434.941.3126

Amherst - $149,900 - You can hear the babbles of the Tye River from this 3BR, 2BTH home! Full basement. Kristin Wood: 434.942.4680

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

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

Lovingston - $69,900 - 5.66 wooded acres North of Lovingston, Soil analysis done, well on site, Winter Views Carole Saunders: 434.981.3089

Shipman - $51,400 - Charming 2BR home, priced below county assessment, Convenient location Sue Harvey: 434.426.3755

Arrington - $29,900 - Lot on Lake Nelson, Lake frontage 130 ft, mostly level, open/wooded. Pat Malchow: 434.946.9889

Roseland - $25,900 - Elevated building site w/ 700 ft of road frontage, 3.56 acres just off Tyebrook Hwy. Sue Harvey: 434.426.3755

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FUNNY FACES SERIOUS KNIVES Zack Worrell is the man behind Monolith Studio Knives. Don’t let the face fool you – he’s as sharp as his blades, though his path hasn’t been quite as straight. JUNE 2016

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This man’s genealogy is as impressive as it is extensive. Including (but not limited to) a family business in the newspaper industry for fifty years as one of the largest private chains in the United States. Also, his great-grandfather was a butcher and ran a small convenient store, and his grandfather, as it so happens, was in the furniture business. “Furniture is actually where I got my start – Where I started working with my hands, I should say,” Zack clarifies, due to the fact that his professional background is actually in graphic design. “So there was always this seed for this thing that just developed weirdly, it just came full circle. I wanted to work with my hands, I did not want to work in an office anymore.” I look down at Zack’s hands. I see there’s a butterfly bandage that’s pitifully holding together a deep slice on a finger that could have, (should have), held a few stitches. His fingerprints are pronounced through-out his digits due to some unidentifiable black residue. Working with your hands ain’t pretty – it’s beautiful. Zack started concentrating on knives only after his fate was practically decided for him. “I was establishing the Monolith Studios name and we had a show, so we built a whole pile of furniture, we built a bunch of really high-end contemporary furniture,” tells Zack, sitting on a stool that’s practically lost in the midst of a candyshop-esque room filled with tools and colorful materials.

“We had also made this beautiful chopping block, and we decided we wanted a cool custom knife to go with it, so I ordered some blades and we put handles on them. We had $35,000 worth of high-end furniture and all that sold was the knives.” So he bought more blades and he sold more knives, but Zack wanted to do more than just put the pieces of the knife together. He wanted to go one step further and actually make the pieces himself. “We spent the next six months learning knife making. Buying tools slowly and carefully, new tools that were different. Just basically teaching ourselves how to do this,” says Zack. “Two and a half years later, that’s kind of where we are. We want our knives, not just to look pretty and be art, but we want them to be very high performance knives.” Zack is all that is man. And since the beginning of time, man has played with fire. “We make fully-forged steel knives, and the majority of the work we do material-extraction, where you literally just take a bar and just take it straight to the grinder.” The time devoted to making a Monolith knife can be anywhere from six hours to twenty hours of work. So Zack and his team try to go about the construction of each piece as strategically as possible. “It’s just a division of labor – It’s not one maker’s knife. There are four of us now, having had some involvement. Also, my wife, Carrie is the business manager, and without her we would not be able to do what we’re doing. She won’t take the credit but it’s true.” The cost of each knife reflects the level of craftsmanship, but once you start breaking down the man hours, it really takes a slice out of the profit.

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“A fellow knife maker, a guy I really like and respect, said ‘Anybody that thinks the streets of knife making are paved with gold is going to find themselves very disappointed,’” Zack recounts. “It’s really about the culture and the passion and the desire to be involved with something that you’re making from scratch. I’m taking raw materials and I’m making a finished product.” Interested parties can find these finished products for sale at Timbercreek Market in Charlottesville. Anywhere from eight to twelve pieces could be available depending on the time of year, and custom orders are also welcomed through their website or through Facebook. “Our story is really one where we’re trying to embrace being a local business, operating using a fair amount of local and sustainable resources. And we want to have the coolest and most interesting materials you can come up with,” tells Zack. And that’s cutting right to the chase. BRL

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

$398,900.00 (Lakeside Heights B 12) MLS#530567 Rustic paradise secluded on quiet cul-de-sac with a dynamic view of Crawford’s Knob and overlooking Lake Monocan. This spacious chalet offers all the comforts of modern living with the real feel of living in the mountains. Have your family gather around the towering stone fireplace, while enjoying the open view. This is an opportunity to get-away and to hide-a-way, both in the summer and winter seasons. Upgrades include: New roof, two new hot water heaters, new deck, finished lower level, new chimney cap, new HV/AC systems, new hardwood floors, new granite counter-tops, electric dog fence.

27 Black Walnut Ln.

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

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$775,000.00 (1-K B4) MLS#546265 Set on a private double lot with a beautifully designed oriental garden complete with pond and stream, this architect designed home is outstanding! Peaceful and serene, the architecture and setting are inspiring. Designed for one floor contemporary living, and built with the utmost quality by one of the area’s leading builders, this home welcomes you from the moment you enter, with a barrel-vaulted hallway providing gallery space for an artwork collection. Beautifully designed window placement provides gentle light throughout this home. Spacious gourmet kitchen with breakfast room with views of the garden. Inside and out, this home is simply stunning!

176 Lakeside Close

$449,000.00 (1-L B3) MLS#545843 Ideal location nestled on a well landscaped wooded lot close to the Lake with native gardens, stone pathway, and seasonal views of the Lake and Mountains, this well designed and beautifully maintained home looks and shows like new. Custom cabinetry and built ins throughout this home provide convenient storage. Hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings on both levels , lots of windows, skylights bring the outdoors in. Open flowing floor plan, bright and sunny, lower terrace level with large family room, bedroom and workshop. Peaceful tranquil setting close to the walking trail system. Built by an engineer with many custom quality construction features. Lower level was finished in 2010.

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$49,500.00 (1-G 4C) MLS#537241 Nice wooded lot with full utilities available at the street. Almost level and easy to build upon.

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$45,900.00 (3W-7B) MLS#527064 Easy access lot that offers building options opening on two streets. Potential mountain views from this ideal lot that has both public water and sewer available.

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[ rockingham county ] STORY by MELANIE RHODES PHOTOGRAPHY by NORM SHAFER

Meet the folks behind the

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OLD WORLD CARPENTRY “hoch die zimmererkunst” Jens Müller

6997 Rockfish River Road Schuyler, VA 22969 434.831.5998 CUSTOM SAWING WITH A WOOD MIZER PORTABLE BAND SAW

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The White House is part of the Vine and Fig urban farm that is supported by the New community Project. Vine and Fig is part educational farm, part living place for people needing a hand up, and part sustainablilty center. It operates as part of the New Community Project. As part of the group’s commitment to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, Nicholas Melas delivers salad mix by bike to several restaurants.


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Nicholas Melas and Jordan Luther use a bicycle powered washing machine to spin dry lettuce mix at Vine and Fig farm. The spinner is powered by bicycle as one of the experiments in sustainablilty done on the farm.

It took a guy like Tom Benevento to turn what he called “a wasteland in Harrisonburg” into an urban farmer’s paradise: the Muddy Bike Urban Market. “[We’re] linking hands with people locally and around the world through the work of mercy, social justice, and ecological healing and building a foundation of non-violence,” Tom explained. Situated off Main Street just north of the Little Grill Collective, this sprawling complex – also known as Vine and Fig – is comprised of gardens and mini-orchards, ponds and green houses. The mission is three-fold: provide a supportive home and safe place for those who have left difficult situations, like abuse, addiction, and homelessness; create a living laboratory for sustainable and just living practices; and incubate various projects

throughout the area, like community gardens in underserved areas, fruit orchards and the Refugee Garden for Congolese families at the Salvation Army, and the Market Garden, in addition to projects in progress, like the Northend Greenway bicycle and pedestrian path and Renew Rocktown, a campaign for action on climate change. Tom hatched the idea nearly seven years ago and chose an area of dilapidated houses and an abandoned parking lot, because it “put them where they were needed, where healing was needed.” Although the entire operation is an experiment in sustainment, it is the Market Garden that most often connects the community with the project and provides employment and healing for the residents.


Through holistic farming practices and the help of their partners and residents, Vine and Fig is able to provide fresh, cleanly grown, fruits and vegetables to various locations throughout the community, including the Friendly City Co-op and local restaurants, like the Little Grill Collective, Bella Luna and Bowl of Good, while supporting the development and healing of those residents who need it and providing assistance for others. The property is home to a dozen or so folks, including some of the five partners, interns, and residents. Everyone contributes to the operation in one form or another, but don’t call this a commune. In fact Benevento objects to that characterization, simply because it isn’t descriptive enough. The objective, he says, is to create “a loose knit community of people” not isolated from society, but a part of it. “We seek to create new systems and structures that help divest from destructive ones and give people something they can say ‘yes’ to.” Tom said, adding that they use the Market Garden to merge people coming from unemployable situations into the local economy, like people re-entering the workplace, refugees, and the homeless. The garden runs on a slower pace – like at the speed of a bike ride – to encourage interaction and communication among people, which Benevento believes is part of the healing process. With every push of the bike pedal – the farm’s method of choice for delivering produce – the farm fulfills its desires to minimize dependence on fossil fuels. Hand tools are used in the cultivation and harvest, taking advantage of every natural resource available to them: solar power, humanpower, and most important, willpower. Nothing goes to waste. Trees are planted in such a way as to capture the sunlight as it moves throughout the day, in addition to those planted as a high energy renewable firewood source. Various types of vegetation are chosen to provide greater nutrients to the soil, make the best use of water, and to attract insects; a great deal of variety and diversity is needed to create an urban ecosystem that mimics those found in nature. Everything is carefully planned with a specific purpose. As they set their sites on expansion, Vine and Fig is hoping the community reaps the benefits from the seeds they’re sowing. BRL

Saturday, May 28

“Afton After Hours” w/ Eli Cook AND Release of the Rosé!

Dylan Wilbar, a volunteer from JMU, Jordan Luther, an intern with Vine and Fig and Nicolas Melas, a partner of Vine and Fig thin carrots in a bed behind the house where Nicolas lives called the Downstream Project.

Enjoy the start of summer with a bottle of delicious rosé. Music from 6-8:30pm. Food trucks available, picnics welcome. Rain or shine. Bring a chair or a blanket. Wine available for bottle purchase only.

Saturday, June 25

“Afton After Hours” w/ Jimmy O. Music from 6-8:30pm. Food trucks available, picnics welcome. Rain or shine. Bring a chair or a blanket. Wine available for bottle purchase.

Saturday, July 2 Sunset Saturday

Join us on this first Saturday of the summer months as we stay open late til 8pm. Wine available for bottle purchase only.

Saturday, July 23

“Afton After Hours” with the Bobby Midnight Band Music from 6-8:30pm. Food trucks available, picnics welcome. Rain or shine. Bring a chair or a blanket. Wine available for bottle purchase. Jonathan McRay and Melissa Howard both partners on the leadership team of Vine and Fig, plant raspberries along Black’s Run as part of a stream renovation project conducted by Vine and Fig.

Saturday, August 6 Sunset Saturday

Join us on this first Saturday of the summer months as we stay open late til 8pm. Live music by Tony and Jeff. Bottle sales only after 5:30 pm. Food truck.

Saturday, August 27

“Afton After Hours” w/ Jimmy O Music from 6-8:30pm. Food trucks available, picnics welcome. Rain or shine. Bring a chair or a blanket. Wine available for bottle purchase.

Saturday, September 3 Sunset Saturday

Join us on this first Saturday of the summer months as we stay open late til 8pm. Live music by Tony and Jeff. Bottle sales only after 5:30 pm. Food truck.

No cover charge for Sunset Saturday events. $5 cover charge for Afton After Hours events. Under 18 free. Rain or shine.

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Jonathan McRay unloads vegetable scraps to the compost pile. The vegetable waste comes from restaurants that the farm sells salad mix to. All the deliveries and pickups the farm make are by bike.

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Beautiful golf front 4 bedroom timber frame and post and beam design for under 400K! Furnished and ready to enjoy today, this home has a detached garage and could be a primary residence OR second home getaway. Nice kitchen with stainless appliances, two family rooms with fireplaces, hardwood floors in main living area and a huge wrap around deck to enjoy the outdoors. The dramatic great room has exposed beams, custom window wall with lots of light and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Level driveway with plenty of parking. This property earned over $30K/year gross rental income while in the resort rental program. Excellent quality of construction, built by local craftsmen Gaia Homes in 2006. Offered at $399,000. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (547137)

Perfect location in the Mountain Village! You can walk to the slopes, The Market, shopping at the Mountain Inn, and restaurants. Beautifully decorated and furnished 1 BD/1 BA condo full of natural light with private pool access at Laurelwood. Appliances replaced within the past year. Enjoy the sunsets from the back deck. This condo is well worth a visit! Offered at $65,000. Contact Gavin Sherwood – 434-962-0226 or gavinksherwood@gmail.com (546936)

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

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1219 Blue Ridge Drive This golf front 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath mountain getaway has been reduced to well under assessed value (by $90,000!) With two family rooms, both with beautiful stone fireplaces, you’ll have lots of room for your family and friends to spread out and relax. Large deck overlooks the third hole of private Devils Knob Golf course. Expansive great room has wood ceilings and open layout to kitchen and dining areas. Comes completely furnished and ready to enjoy. Nelson Co tax assessed at $489,900great value at $399K! Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@aol.com (546817)

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Well cared for furnished three bedroom home with seasonal views in the Blackrock area, close to Tyro slopes. Updates include nice hardwood floors, redone wood burning stone fireplace, and updated furnishings. Cathedral ceiling in family room gives home a more spacious feel, with lots of morning light. Very private lot with lots of privacy, level parking, and bordering on not to be developed green space. Two full baths with some updates and a unique nook for office space. Large master bedroom enjoys views and has access to a private loft area that can be storage space or a “kids getaway”. Short drive to mountain village area and its amenities and events. Offered at $324,000. Call or text Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, or email: smsales1@aol.com. (540951)

Old Stoney Creek Road Super Location for a Private Mountain Getaway Home! Fish to the mountain stream or watch the awesome Sunsets! This lot offers a majestic view of Wintergreen Mountain without the guard gate and traffic. Short Drive to Charlottesville and surrounding areas. Owner Motivated - Ride out and take a look! Offered at $115,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (534340)

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

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

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Looking to the future

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Establishing credit to qualify for life events and purchases

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

Graduations abound this time of year. As I attend senior ceremonies and graduation events, I hear aspirations of young people who are preparing for the future. Ambitions may vary, but inevitably all of these young adults hope to move out on their own one day. If you are graduating and have the American dream of home ownership on your list to accomplish, make sure that you understand how credit can impact your ability to make purchases. Building and maintaining good credit can open a lot of doors, and poor credit can make those same doors impossible to open. Here are a few tips to help you understand and build good credit. Credit overview; a FICO score is a grade on your overall credit worthiness. Scores range from 300 to 850. Interpreting scores: 800 and up – flawless (18% of the population); 720-799 – excellent; 680-719

– good/great; 620-679 – average/fair; 580-619 – poor credit; 500-579 – bad credit; Below 500 – start rebuilding! Factors in your score: 35% – Payment history; 30% – Amounts owed; 15% – Length of credit history; 10% – New type of credit; 10% – Types of credit used. Build Credit - Become an authorized user; one of the easiest first steps in building credit is to become an authorized user on someone else’s credit card account. Verify that authorized user activity is reported to credit bureaus. If reported, this can establish credit even though the user is not the primary cardholder. To avoid issues, make sure you have an agreement with the primary cardholder as to how you are repaying the debt from your charges. Apply for a secured credit card; this is a low risk method for a banking institution to offer credit card charging privileges to people without credit. A deposit

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held as collateral secures the credit card issued; the cash deposit made upfront will equal your credit limit. Make timely payments to build the desired credit. The purpose is to build enough credit to allow you to qualify for an unsecured card that requires no deposit. When the account is closed, the deposit is refunded. Find a cosigner; see if a guardian or parent will co-sign for a loan with you. A good opportunity to utilize this option may be when you buy a car. You (and the co-signer) must qualify for the loan and have sufficient income to pay back the debt. There is also a relationship of trust with the co-signer, who is responsible for the debt in the event that you don’t pay. Establish good habits; make all payments on time! If you have bills, such as utility or cell phone accounts, make sure those are paid on time too, so that nothing goes to a collection agency. Late payments or collections

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4300 Rockfish Valley Hwy; #541126; 13.02 Acres; $349,000 Already zoned for business! Total of 13.02 acres with 6.08 acres fronting 151 with B-1 zoning, 4.79 acres fronting Virignia Ln with B-1 conditional zoning, and 2.15 wooded acres with A-1 zoning. B1 by right uses: hotel/motel, retail stores, restaurants, offices, and personal/professional services etc… Brewery approved in B-1 conditional. Has substantial road frontage of more than 1,500 feet. Route 151 has gained notoriety “as the travel destination for Virginia wine, craft beer, hard cider, spirits, and outdoor recreation” according to business affiliation known as Nelson 151.

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on a credit report can significantly reduce the credit score and take many months/years to rebuild. If you have a credit card, keep balances low and ideally not to exceed 30% of the credit limit. Don’t open too many accounts at one time; once opened, keep accounts open to establish a longer history of credit. Periodically check your credit report for issues and/or accuracy; get a free copy of your credit report at www.AnnualCreditReport.com Establish and maintain your credit so that when you wish to buy, you can qualify! Your credit worthiness may impact your ability to secure a loan, as well as employment, insurance, rental, and/or other necessities of life. Marlo Allen, frequently referred to as “That Girl,” calls Nelson County home. In fact, she grew up in Nelson County and helped found Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery of Nellysford. Marlo provides real estate services in Nelson and surrounding counties.

InsistOnThatGirl.com Log Home with Views in Nellysford!

562 Edgewood Dr; Nellysford; $339,000 #545231; 1,822 Fin. Sq Ft; 4.54 Acres Inviting log cabin nestled in the heart of the Rockfish Valley; offers magnificent mountain views, creek, privacy, trails, and the convenience of being within a few minutes of Wintergreen Resort, Nellysford town hub, and just a short stroll to Bold Rock Cidery, Devils Backbone Brewery, and Rockfish Valley Trails known for wildlife and birdwatching. Incredible outdoor living space with wrap around porches - covered and screened. Interior is open with soaring ceilings, exposed beams, wood floors and trim, Jotul wood stove and great function and flow with 1st floor master suite; Plenty of extra space w/ optional 3rd bedroom in loft, storage closets, and oversized two car garage with workshop; DSL Available; 30+ min to Charlottesville.

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North Branch School Preschool – 8th grade

Nature Nurture North Branch A North Branch education is affordable. Ask about our financial aid and scholarships. 540-456-8450 www.north-branch-school.org

North Branch School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color or income & actively seeks minority students.

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


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Location: 551 Stage Rd, Arrington, Virginia Offered at: $244,900 Comments: Enoy the great mountain views from this custom designed Modular home nestled on 2 acres with county water, DSL high speed internet that is conveniently located between Lynchburg and Charlottesville. The home offers 4 bedrooms, formal dining, large master suite with a seating area, kitchen appliances, high ceilings, fireplace and a nice deck area for relaxing Contact: Lynn Bowling Montague, Miller & Co. – Amherst 434-941-3126

Location: 8789 Norwood Rd, Norwood, Virginia Offered at: $175,000 Comments: Circa 1915 Classic Farmhouse on 1.33 +- ac. nestled on its own private hilltop overlooking the quaint village of Norwood with views of the bottomland adjoining the majestic James River. Craftsmanship of the era in this 3 BR., 2 BA. w/high ceilings, beautiful heart pine floors, molding details on framing of solid wood doors &windows, Board & Batten walls, tin roof and relaxing front porch. This homestead has a solid framework & boasts an abundance of character plus numerous upgrades to enable modern day living w/dual Heat Contact: Carole Saunders Montague, Miller & Co. – Amherst 434-981-3089

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AFTON - Charming log home, tastefully updated with local soapstone counters & reclaimed wood, pinewood floors, South African slate, handmade sinks & stain glass sconces. Built-in bookcases, bedroom dressers, & impressive wine rack. Full finished basement w/den & full BA, office, mudroom. Seasonal views from deck. 2-car garage w/storage. Professionally landscaped. $290,000 kolson.montaguemiller.com/mls=540143

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LOVINGSTON

[ nelson county ]

STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY by MARCIE GATES

A tale of TWO SEEDLINGS Ezra and Salena Hitzeman of Arrington purchased the old Lovingston Hardware building last summer with the expression, “long term project” ringing in their ears. “We got it with the idea of renovating it and hopefully getting in some tenants,” tells Ezra. “Immediately we knew it needed to be divided up into smaller spaces, and we’re working on that plan now.” Getting the basement rental-ready was one of the first projects accomplished. Soon it will serve as a Martial Arts Studio with Sensei Josh Copson, who also roasts coffee at Trager Brother’s down the street. “He’s really excited about it and he’s our first real tenant. Although technically I’m calling myself the first. My construction business, Lost Industries LLC, is going to rent an office here,” says Ezra. “We’re going to keep making improvements until we find the right tenants. In the meantime, while the space is open and available, were going to try holding more community events, try to generate getting people into Lovingston, and the idea that things can happen here.” The Seed and Plant Swap was actually Salena’s idea, though she says her friend Jennifer Corbett helped remind her and execute the project. continued on page 28

Rowan Hitzeman (top) grabs a veggie plant in the space his dad, Ezra, has been renovating, the old Lovingston Hardware store. 26

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Rockfish River Gallery of Virginia fine art and exquisite crafts

at the Rockfish Valley Community Center 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA 22920 We are open all year Weds. through Sat. from 10 AM to 4 PM. 434 - 294 - 4668 Check our website for info, map and news. www.RockfishRiverGallery.com

Great location right on the slopes, a short stroll to shopping and dining, this comfortable condo has been totally renovated and refurnished with the help of a professional interior designer. The result is a welcoming and very attractive home ideally located on the ski slopes. It enjoys the highest ranking on the Wintergreen rental program, so is already set up to enjoy some rental income, or just come with your family.

1404 Highlands

$219,000.00 MLS#529281

This condominium has it all: Slopeside location and across the street from the spa; some of the best views of the slopes and into the Rockfish Valley and beyond. It has 3 bedrooms and baths, 2 fireplaces, a deck and a patio to the view and a great price. Additionally, the Highlands has been upgraded and modernized very recently. A Great Value.

1821 High Ridge Ct.

$359,000.00 MLS#540628

One of the biggest features is this is a top floor end unit with an elevator to the 4th level. Sited on the crest of the Blue Ridge, it has views in two directions. It is located across the street from 3rd tee of Devils Knob Course and walking distance to tennis, clubhouse and spa. Ski shuttle stops in front at the parking lot. In addition to panoramic views this building has many distinctive architectural features. This is a four bedroom & four bath, with a separate den/library. Individual ski closets convenient to parking. A very spacious floor plan with many interior upgrades not found in most condos.

1615 Overlook

$363,000.00 MLS#530644

Fantastic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Rockfish Valley from this 4 bedroom, 4 bath condo. Top floor and end location- maximum privacy, light and best views. Wrap around deck. Great floor plan with master bedroom on the main level and anther master on the second floor. Each bedroom has its own private bath. Fully furnished and ready to move in and start enjoying. On a private rental program. Many upgrades of the interior. The building siding and roof has been replaced in the last few years. Maintenance free lifestyle.

1719 High Ridge

$152,900.00 MLS#530836

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

257 Timbers

$127,900.00 MLS#541630

Great opportunity to be right on the ski slopes for both winter and summer views. This updated Timbers unit overlooks the slopes and the Mountain Inn area, providing direct access to the center of the activities. The perfect retreat for both the winter ski season & enjoying a pleasant cool summer season. This unit is currently in the Wintergreen Resort Rental program as a Gold unit.

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“It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time,” Salena explains. “It’s something that Lovingston really needs, more commerce. I think there is a demand for it, an outlet for local farmers for their meats and produce on this side of town. It’s a great community and I love it more and more.” While Ezra runs his construction business, Salena cares for their son, Rowan and also runs their farm in Arrington. “I’m mostly self-taught. I had a gardening business when I lived in Oregon in my 20’s.” She says, “It’s taken a lot of learning to figure out how to farm here compared to Oregon. It’s been a steep learning curve”. Ezra’s friend, Alicia Tarr, who drove all the way from D.C. to show her support at the event, actually seeks the challenge of a varied plant culture. “I really like gardening and it is exciting to see a diverse type of plant, things that are sometimes regional, which helps maintain a better seed bank,” tells Tarr. Whether they’ve driven hundreds of miles, or they just happen to by driving by, Ezra and Salena are excited about the new activity that can be found on their side of the street. And they’re not the only ones. “A lot of people stop by in the area and are curious about what’s going on, they’re happy to see something happening. Maybe we’ll do a harvest swap at the end of the season,” Ezra suggests. “There’s a lot of potential here and in Lovingston in general.” BRL

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Salena Hitzeman chats with friend Lauren Carter (top) at the recent Seed and Plant Swap inside the old Lovingston Hardware building Salena’s husband is currently renovating. Grace Corbett (above) and her mother, Jennifer (below at left), have been knee deep in gardening this season.


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WAYNESBORO

[ augusta county ]

STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY by MARCIE GATES

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GIDDYUP Yes, there’s a new brewery in the area. No, it isn’t like the others. Craig Nargi, owner and operations manager made sure of that. Stable Craft Brewing may technically be located in Waynesboro, but it’s no part of town I had ever seen before. Drive just far enough and the commercial property starts turning into rolling farmland fit for postcards. You’ll pass a lot of barns along the way. Just make sure you stop at the one that’s selling beer. “Can’t have horses or grow large crops on Main Street,” says Craig. “Horses live in pretty places.” That’s right, he said horses – including the most massive Clydesdale-Draft mix I’ve ever laid ogling eyes on. “My wife has had horses her entire life. We bought the farm to have the family together. And I chose this

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farm because it is actually easy to get to, between two rural urban areas. The farm itself is a calling card with the Blue Ridge Mountains framing the view and picturesque rolling crop lands.” Rewind a bit to life before the farm and brewery. Craig was twenty years deep in the food and hospitality industry with two restaurants and a traveling catering business. The term, “burnt-out” only begins to cover it. “I had hit the wall,” admits Craig. “I set out to find a place to offer catering services in a unique venue. I found Waynesboro Stables – a colossal stable/barn with 42 stalls and multiple paddocks. This barn had a section that was large enough to house social gatherings and had the most amazing views. Game on!”


Craig bought the farm in 2006, took a deep breath and started over. After three years of reconstruction and planning, the new and improved Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables was ready to go. Today, not only is there a brewery and a Draft Room on the premises, Stable Craft also offers the Saddleback Room for fully catered weddings, private events and parties of any kind. “On one end of my barn we have our tasting room separated by glass and on the other we have our horses. It doesn’t get any more authentic,” Craig explains. “If you came for beer and get to see the brew process, the hops growing, harvesting all while drinking that beer, it just says we care and we want you to see how we do it.” And the man you’re going to see actually doing it, Head Brewer, Christopher Fann, who was selected from a highly qualified and competitive collection of applicants. “We set out to find the working brewer. The person that was knee deep in the grains, soaked in beer and wasn’t afraid of hard work. We were looking for the person that separated themselves.”

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Guns, the law, and you. By Daniel L. Rutherford Rutherford Law Group, PC

Firearms have always been a part of life along the Blue Ridge. People of all stripes use them for hunting, recreation, safety, even collecting, and have done so for generations. But don’t let familiarity with firearms make you forget that they are heavily regulated items. Firearm laws today are stricter and more specific than ever, and both Virginia and Federal laws apply. Severe penalties can result if you violate relevant rules regarding a firearm. Be sure you know the following basic laws before you buy, sell, or use a firearm: Buying a firearm: You must be 18 or older to purchase a rifle, shotgun, or other long gun, and 21 or older to purchase a handgun. These ages apply to ammunition purchases also. No permits are required to buy any type of firearm, though a background check may be necessary. Felons, those declared legally incapacitated, and anyone subject to a protective order may not purchase a firearm. Firearms do not need to be registered with the Commonwealth unless they are “machine guns,” which means any gun that fires more than one round with a single trigger pull.

Displaying a solid work ethic and positive attitude were just a couple of Chris’s attributes that landed him the job. Previous work experience at Brothers Craft Brewing in Harrisonburg didn’t hurt his resumé either. The man also looks pretty snazzy in a bow tie. “What better day for it than Derby Day? It worked out as well as I had family coming out and they all got dressed up,” says Chris, who stepped away from the tanks and got behind the bar for their Derby Day event. “I enjoy getting in the taproom to do anything from pouring to greeting customers, and everything in between. Luckily we have a great staff in place and all I had to worry about was pouring for the day.” The Draft Room was full to each corner of the stables with excited guests all dressed to the nines to watch the races. Men adorned in pastel pants, sport coats and coordinating ties. Women decked in high heels, polka-dotted dresses and extravagant hats. And me, wearing fraying jean shorts, green Hunter rain boots and a felt hat that makes me feel like Indiana Jones – You could say I was channeling the role of the ranch hand. Craig and I have both accepted the heavy weight of loving our jobs. “When you have a brewery with horses is it really work?” asks Craig. “Sure it can test you, but if you consciously develop a project like this, a one of a kind, there is no road map, there is no owner’s manual to refer to. You build your vision and nurture it with the very best people and the passion of your career goals.” Cheers to that. BRL

Selling a firearm: Virginia allows firearms to be sold by licensed dealers, private persons, and by consignment at gun shows. Sellers must not sell firearms to underage persons. Licensed dealers must conduct background checks. Sales should always be recorded in writing. Using a firearm: No one under 18 may possess a handgun unless he/she is (i) with a parent and (ii) hunting or at a gun range. Rifles may be possessed at any age. Firearms may not be shot in dwellings, public places, or school zones. They may not be fired from a vehicle, or shot in any way that would endanger another person. Firearms may not be held or shown in any threatening manner. No one may use a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or any narcotic drug. Open Carry: In Virginia, any legal firearm may be openly carried in public—in a visible holster, for example—except in certain areas, such as school zones, courthouses, and in dense cities like Richmond and Virginia Beach. No permit is needed to open carry. Firearms may be brought into stores, restaurants, and other establishments open to the public, though the owners of those places may prevent you from doing so if they wish. Concealed Carry: If you want to carry a firearm in public but keep it hidden from view, you need a concealed carry permit. To get a permit you must be 21 or older, take a qualified safety course, fill out an application and pay a fee up to $50 at the Circuit Court in the city or county where you live. Applications must be approved by the court. Firearms in cars: Any legally possessed firearm may be transported in a car if it is unloaded and secured in a compartment of the vehicle, such as a glove box or trunk. Otherwise, this counts as “concealed weapon” and a concealed carry permit is required. This is just a general outline of applicable firearm laws in Virginia, and there are many exceptions. This advertorial should not be understood as legal advice. Your uses of firearms may involve other legal considerations. Lastly, let’s all make sure our firearms are used carefully!

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The best place to see Spring in Bloom.

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embracetheadventure By Woody Elliott woodye@blueridgelife.com #EmbraceTheAdventure

Adventures Awaitin’ Over the many years of putting on trail running and mountain biking adventures around the area, the one thing I could always count on was Mother Nature’s solid curve balls. We had many solid followers – we call them Repeat Offenders – who knew that there would always be an adventure. Whether it be the trails, the weather or the selection of beer waiting at the finish. Our Adventure Triathlon down at James River State Park this year had perfect conditions. The day preceding the race saw storms scattered across the state to keep us on our toes. If you remember this time last year, the James River was raging at over 12,000 cfs (7k cfs is the redzone for Bent Creek gauge) and we had to go to our Run, Bike, Run format. This year, race day was perfect. Temps and trails were right on and the river actually came in low at 2,000 cfs.

With the James being low flow, we expected racers to come in about 1:30 or more. No, we were shocked that the fast ones were through the 7 mile kayak leg in 1:08! It’s such a fun kayak from Bent Creek to the James River State Park’s Canoe Landing. The bike segment included new mountain bike specific trails that ended up being a little soft with the light showers but times for the 8 mile course for the fast ones was 1:10. So still rockin’’ fast! The trail run was totally unaffected by weather with times in the mid 20 minutes for the 3 mile course. Our 2016 winners : Solo WomenCarrie Parker (2:49:40), Solo Men (2:49:08) and Team Adventure PAK (2:50:04). The day went great and we had Loose Shoe Brewing from Amherst supply our post-race beverages. If you are ever down in Amherst, stop by and give them a try. They

have a patio out back to take in our ever-changing weather. Local Volunteer Fire & Rescue members from Gladstone were on hand taking care of recharging our participants. James River State Park once again provided a great venue and staff for the event. We still have one event left and that is our Fall Festival and Night Run 5k in October. Come on out and take in the fall festivities but we have a lot to do before then. Are you worthy? The Happy Mutant Adventure Races (www. thehappymutant.com) is your chance to take an adventure through Nelson, Amherst and Buckingham Counties by foot, bike and boat. Take on their 300 mile/72 Hour or 100 mile/24 Hour event. We are sure you will find some of the checkpoints entertaining! Wintergreen’s Trail & Tread Series with Bold Rock Hard Cider is in full swing. We just had our first race weekend with the Cliffhanger Challenge. There are still lots of opportu-

nities for racing and winning some awesome prizes. Cliffhanger Challenge – Memorial day weekend – DONE (Report coming soon) Summers End Fest – Labor Day weekend. Music, F&B, and Vendors Trail Rodeo – Columbus Day weekend. Exciting new event. Details to come for this stage race. Two down and one to go out at James River State Park: www.AdventuresontheJames.com 
 October 15th – Fall Festival and night time 5K trail run

 
We have incredible adventures right out our front door around here. Don’t fret over the weather. Get your gear and get out there. Need some gear? Rockfish Gap Outfitters are right down the trail. Grab your map, shoes, gloves, water bottle, bike, kayak or whatever floats your boat and GET OUT THERE!

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sam’sgarden By Sam Saunders Edge, LLC

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The Landscape Pod Long driveways and extensive areas beyond the lawn present a real dilemma for the homeowner regarding design. Beyond the overused tree lined driveway, other concepts can be explored so as to dovetail the lawn and house planting and those large expanses of space, often times extending to a state road or a neighbor’s property. By employing landscape pods or intermittent planted areas, one can tame the wild while still allowing the native fauna to remain as a canvas for some creative areas of interest. Break out your favorite specimen list – each of these pods needs a star! Landscape pods are simply small landscaped areas over a large space that does not connect to any other formally planted area by form, design or plant. These pods are typically rather small in size, are numerous along an extensive area, have multiple species planted in the area, offer a hardscape or focal point (rock, birdhouse, column, etc.) and almost certainly require a star specimen as the “main event.” Once a group of pods are finished along a drive, they should appear random and with a minimum of 20-30 feet between each group of plants. Their conception is simple – waves of intermittent eye candy over a large expanse of space are visually more stimulating than a continuous barrage of plants in that same area. Aside from the visual impact, pods are a hell of a lot easier to care for than an area that has continuous landscaping over an extended area since the concentration allows for care in small areas while allowing the larger area to remain largely untouched. A pod’s ingredients are rather simple – one specimen plant offering a unique form, texture or color. Found in this group are one-of-a-kind specimens like Montgomery or Globosa Spruce, Nootkanensis Chamaecyparis, Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japanese Maples or other unique specimens. More often

than not, one hardscape is required to add a strong form to your pod. This can come in the form of a large rock (or group thereof), a stone column, a birdhouse, an old, metal wagon wheel, a bench, etc. The important part is just to include something that strongly focuses the eye to the pod while the plants in the same area are more like the support cast for this item. An evergreen backbone either in the back or in the immediate front offer strong color in all 4 seasons and hold the pod together from one end to the other. These plants are at least three in number and are largely in a sweep or triangular pattern and consist of boxwoods, laurels, Osmanthus, groundcovers (like Ivy), or other broadleaf or needle evergreens. Finally is the fill. The fill can be any perennial or shrubs that are used to add color, texture and variety to your area. In sunny locations, a large expanse of seeded wildflowers, like a drifting meadow, can be used as a stunning filler, offering color from late spring to frost. Preparation of your area requires the removal of all plants in that area either by digging out the roots or using other chemical agents to kill them. Soil preparation should be the same as areas closer to your home including the spading, tilling and addition of soil amendments like topsoil, peat moss, compost, gypsum and chicken litter (or other organic fertilizers) to the site and tilling them in. Remember, this area is typically far away from the home and poor soil preparation will lead to greater plant loss since watering is much more difficult. Mulch should be applied upon completion and reapplied every 2nd or 3rd year or as needed to allow your plants to thrive and remain largely in zero competition from weedy species. In the case of a wildflower meadow, no mulch is needed (and is actually not permitted) in this immediate area.


asktheDr. By Dr. Steve Schmitz Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Steve, What is cancer? Cancer may be my least favorite word. It is often the most feared thing on a patient’s mind when he or she comes to see me with unusual symptoms. It is something that affects a lot of people. Huge amounts of money, time, and brain power are used to try to understand how to treat cancer. But what exactly is it? That is a good question — let’s try to shed some light on what cancer is. Cancer is a general term given to a large collection of diseases. The thing all these diseases all have in common is abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth that destroys healthy parts of the body. Normally the trillions of cells that make up a human body grow and divide as the body needs them to and then die when they are old or broken. This process is controlled by our genetic code – our genes. Genes can be changed by things they are exposed to in the environment (like tobacco smoke) or they can be inherited from our parents in an abnormal state (which is why some cancers If you are ready for a faster internet connection, you are ready for Exede Broadband.

Discover Why run in families). When the genes are changed sometimes they allow certain cells to grow uncontrolled. As those cells grow like wildfire, they can form a tumor in an organ, or clog the blood with abnormal cells. As the disease progresses, the abnormal cells can spread to nearby body parts, or even travel through the blood to far off body parts. Ultimately, as we all know, if this process goes on unchecked it can be a killer. Thankfully modern medicine does have treatments and cures for many cancers. As a rule, when caught early, there is a much better chance of having a good treatment for cancer. That is why we have certain screening tests. A good screening test can catch a cancer before there are symptoms, when it is much easier to treat. If you have not done so recently, it is a good idea to visit your doctor to discuss what cancer screening tests may be appropriate for you. Dr. Steve Schmitz is a licensed medical doctor based in Afton. This column is provided as a service to readers of Blue Ridge Life Magazine and it does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of this magazine. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult your doctor.

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NELSON FARMERS MARKET COOPERATIVE Start: June 4, 2016 8:00 am End: June 4, 2016 12:00 pm Venue: Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative Phone: 434-760-6655 Address: Route 151, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

“PIT OF DREAMS” MUD BOG Start: June 11, 2016 9:00 am End: June 11, 2016 6:00 pm Venue: Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Phone: 540-962-8302 Address: 11100 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON) CHERRY SUNDAES Start: June 11, 2016 9:00 am End: June 11, 2016 5:00 pm Venue: Saunders Brothers Farm Market Phone: 434-277-5455 Address: 2717 Tye Brook Hwy, Piney River, VA 22964 (NELSON)

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Start: June 4, 2016 8:30 am End: June 4, 2016 10:30 am Venue: Rockfish Valley Community Center Phone: 434-361-0100 Address: 190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

VIRGINIA WHISKY EXPERIENCE LAUNCH Start: June 11, 2016 11:00 am End: June 11, 2016 6:00 pm Venue: Virginia Distillery Company Phone: 434-285-2900 Address: 299 Eades Lane Lovingston, VA 22949 (NELSON)

CHERRIES ARE IN Start: June 4, 2016 9:00 am End: June 4, 2016 5:00 pm Venue: Saunders Brothers Farm Market Phone: 434-277-5455 Address: 2717 Tye Brook Hwy, Piney River, VA 22964 (NELSON)

STARRY NIGHTS Start: June 11, 2016 7:00 pm End: June 11, 2016 11:00 pm Venue: Veritas Winery Phone: 540-456-8000 Address: 151 Veritas Lane, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

FOURTH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH Start: June 4, 2016 11:00 am End: June 4, 2016 8:00 pm Venue: Bold Rock Cider Phone: 434-361-1030 Address: 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

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BOOK SIGNING WITH “WHISKEY” AUTHOR MICHAEL DIETSCH Start: June 4, 2016 12:00 am End: June 4, 2016 2:00 pm Venue: Virginia Distillery Company Phone: 434-285-2900 Address: 299 Eades Lane Lovingston, VA 22949 (NELSON) RELAY FOR LIFE Start: June 4, 2016 1:00 pm End: June 4, 2016 1:00 am Venue: Nelson County High School Athletic Field Address: 6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA (NELSON)

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FIFTIES AND SIXTIES SOCK HOP SQUARE DANCE Start: June 17, 2016 7:30 pm End: June 17, 2016 10:00 pm Venue: Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Phone: 434-361-2470 Address: 11100 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

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FRENCH CREPES Start: June 5, 2016 1:00 pm End: June 5, 2016 5:00 pm Venue: DelFosse Vineyards and Winery Phone: 434-263-6100 Address: 500 DelFosse Winery Ln, Faber, VA 22938 (NELSON) GARDEN FLOWERS WITH FOXIE MORGAN WORKSHOP Start: June 5, 2016 2:00 pm End: June 5, 2016 4:30 pm Venue: Pharsalia Phone: 434-277-5231 Address: 2333 Pharsalia Rd, Tyro, VA 22976 (NELSON)

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Start: June 6, 2016 9:00 am End: June 6, 2016 4:00 pm Venue: Stoney Creek Golf Course Phone: 434-760-2089 Address: 1354 Stoney Creek W, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON) 36

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businessdirectory Breweries BLUE MOUNTAIN BARREL HOUSE 434-263-4002 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA NELSON COUNTY Come visit us at the Barrel House brewery and tasting room and discover where tradition meets innovation. Our tasting room is open Sunday-Thursday, 12PM6PM, and Friday & Saturday, 12PM-8PM. You can enjoy a tasting flight of our available beer selections, relax with a full glass of one of our fine ales or lagers, and take a complementary tour after your purchase if you’d like to learn about our special brewing process.

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R.M. GANTT CONSTRUCTION 434-316-0090 www.RMGantt.com NELSON COUNTY

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

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

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

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

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

WINTERGREEN REAL ESTATE 800-325-2200 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY

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

Family Medical Physician’s office specializing in preventive care, acute care,chronic illness care, pediatric and newborn care, women’s health, sports medicine, and geriatric medicine. All ages are welcome.

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

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.

Wineries/Vineyards DEMOCRACY VINEYARDS 434-263-8463 585 Mountain Cove Road, Lovingston, VA NELSON COUNTY Boutique winery and tasting room featuring estate grown wines near Lovingston. For more info, contact www.democracyvineyards.com or 434-263-8463. Hours of operation: Noon to 6 pm - Thursday through Monday [April to mid-December]; weekends in February and March.

Music WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY 434-361-0088 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY Plan a visit to Wild Wolf and experience Chef Chris Jack’s amazing creations made with locally sourced ingredients, enjoy your meal inside or out with one of our 11 craft beers on tap then take your favorites home with our awesome to-go beer selections. For private events contact aj@wildwolfbeer.com

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

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