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CONTENTS Amherst County Annual Events & Festivals . page 52

Elected State & Regional Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Amherst County At a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Emergency Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Amherst County Celebrating 250th . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Historical/Cultural Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Amherst County Chamber of Commerce Info. . . . 70

Madison Heights Dixie Youth Hosting World Series. . 28

Amherst County Churches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Recreational Opportunities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Amherst County Clubs/Service Groups. . . . . . . . . 21

Recycling Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Amherst County Dining Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Shop Amherst County First!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Amherst County Officials/Officers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

State & County Service Organizations. . . . . . . . . . . 19

Amherst County Public Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 18

Town of Amherst Officials/Officers. . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Copyright 2010 All-American Publications LLC, Lynchburg, VA., in conjunction with the Amherst County Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. The reproduction of this magazine in any form is prohibited without written permission from the publisher. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources to be reliable. However, there is no warranty, expressed or implied, made by All-American Publications nor the Amherst County Chamber of Comerce, regarding the accuracy or reliability of this information. To report inaccuracies comment, or inquire about advertising in the 2011-2012 Guidebook, please call Dan Curran at (434) 258-1143 or e-mail dcur@msn.com.

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Amherst County ... POPULATION

LABOR FORCE

As of 2008, approximately 33,000. About half of the population is located in the south-central portion of the county around Madison Heights near the City of Lynchburg. The other half lives in and around the Town of Amherst, the county seat, in the northern side of the county.

About 15,866 in 2007. The unemployment rate as of February 2008 was 3.8%.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

LOCAL TAXES Real Estate - .52 cents per $100 assessed value. Personal Property - $3.25 per $100 of assessed value. Machinery & Tools - $2.00 per $100 assessed value. Merchants Capital - $3.95 per $100 assessed value. Meals Tax - 4%.

The top employers include Centra’s Fairmont Crossing, Greif Brothers Inc., Glad Manufacturing, Lynchburg PUBLIC SCHOOL ENROLLMENT Steel and Specialty Co, Buffalo Air Handling, Sweet Approximately 4600 for 2009-’10 school year. (For more Briar College, Hoppmann Corp., Central VA Training information, please see page 16) Center, Old Dominion Job Corps, Quality Foods, Amherst County Public Schools, and Walmart. COST OF LIVING Living costs in the region are approximately 8% below the national average and are among the lowest in Virginia. As of 2007, median family income was $54,200.

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... At a Glance HEALTH CARE

spectacular rolling countryside. Water is abundant from the James River and many streams originate from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most of the northwestern part of the County is part of the George Washington National Forest. The climate is mild with an average annual temperature of 56 degrees.

The two closest hospitals to Amherst County are in Lynchburg, both south and adjacent to the county. Other hospitals serving the region are in Bedford about halfway between Lynchburg and Roanoke, and Charlottesville to the north, where the University of Virginia Medical NEARBY COLLEGES & School and Hospital is located. About 270 physicians UNIVERSITIES representing all major specialties practice in the area. Two nursing homes are located in the Town of Amherst, Central Virginia Community College. . . . . . Lynchburg and several others are in Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Amherst Center

TRANSPORTATION

Liberty University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynchburg

Interstates- I-81 (25 miles west); I-64 (50 miles north). Lynchburg College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynchburg Highways- U.S. 29 (north-south); U.S. 60 (east-west). National College of Business & Technology . . Lynchburg Commercial Air Service- Lynchburg Regional Airport; Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, Charlottesville- Randolph College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynchburg Albemarle County Airport; Roanoke Regional Airport; Southern Virginia University. . . . . . . . . . . . Buena Vista Yeager Airport; Greenbriar Valley Airport. Sweet Briar College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amherst

GEOGRAPHY

The County is located near the geographical center of Virginia and within 50 miles (at some points) from Roanoke and Charlottesville. Richmond is 100 miles to the east. Washington , D.C. is within 170 miles of Amherst. Elevations range from 500 ft. to 4,000 ft. providing

Virginia University of Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . Lynchburg

Located in Madison Heights, the Central Virginia Training Center is a major employer. Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 9


Amherst County Officials & Officers* For Additional Information, see www.countyofamherst.com The Board of Supervisors meeting times are 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday and 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Amherst County Administration Building in Amherst. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS* Donald W. Kidd, District 1, Vice Chairman Claudia Tucker, District 2 Robert Curd, District 3 S. Ray Vandall, District 4 Frank Campbell, District 5

946-9400 277-5059 238-3777 929-4549 845-8012

*There may be changes to Board of Supervisors due to Nov. 2010 election.

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS Roy C. Mayo III Clerk of Circuit Court Linda Byers Commissioner of Revenue Stephanie S. Maddox Commonwealth’s Attorney Evelyn Martin Treasurer

946-9321 946-9310 946-9316

*As of 8/10

L J. Ayers, III Sheriff

946-9381

COUNTY STAFF C Lee Lintecum Amherst County Administrator 946-9400 Job Description & Duties: ● Implementing and enforcing Board policies ● Prepares the agenda for meetings, taking and recording minutes ● Prepares and manages the annual budget ● Serves as the public relations and information officer ● Serves as legislative liaison ● Serves as personnel officer ● Serves as head of the county’s administrative structure through supervision of the various county departments and agencies.

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Jeremy S. Bryant: Planning Director/Zoning Administrator 946-9303 Job Description & Duties: ● Administer the subdivision and zoning laws ● Work with the development community to achieve a balance between economic viability and safe and aesthetic improvements ● Assist planning future improvements, both physical and cultural. Vacant As of 8/10 Economic Development Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9314 Brenda T. Campbell Accounting Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9304 Vacant as of 8/10 Animal Care and Control Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . 946-9300 Jackie S. Viar Information Technology Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9336 Kenneth M. Campbell Building Official/Inspector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9302 Amherst County Animal Care Center. . . . . . . . . . . 946-9300 Gary Roakes Public Safety Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9307 Kevin Irvin Extension Service Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9365

Steve Preston Library Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9488 Robert Ramsey & Buddy Jennings Maintenance Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9322 Holly W. Mills Museum Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9068 Sara Lu Christian Parks & Recreation Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9371 Dan French Amherst County Service Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-1605 David Proffitt Purchasing/Asst. Co. Admin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9308 Glenn Sullivan Social Services Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9330 Teresa Nuckols Solid Waste Dept. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-3324 Joe Bondurant Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9366 Gary Beasley Voter Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9315 Ellen Bowyer County Attorney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9431

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Spring Garden Gifts

Town of Amherst

S. Main Street, P. O. Box 280, Amherst VA 24521 434-946-7885 ● www.AmherstVA.gov

Officials/Officers Jacob Parker Bailey, Mayor P.O. Box 388, Amherst 946-7700 Richard Wydner Jr., Vice Mayor P.O. Box 436, Amherst 946-7837

Town Council Members* **Free Gift Wrapping Available** We carry Bridgewater Candles, Honeycomb Lights Natural Beeswax candles, Keepers of the Lights candles, Home & Garden Décor, Greeting Cards, Russian Nesting Dolls, Lots of Baby items, Hand painted and Stained Glass items

Downtown 188 S. Main Street, Amherst

J. Paul Kilgore, Jr. 267 Blue Ridge Lane, Amherst 946-7867 Bobby Bondurant 158 Lake Drive, Amherst 946-7603 Haney Mottley 116 Vista Drive, Amherst 946-7617 Harold Swisher 157 Briarherst Drive, Amherst 948-5143 W. Thomas Berry Town Attorney 434-263-4886 Jack Hobbs Town Manager 946-7885 Kenneth S. Watts Police Chief 946-7885 Colan Davis Office Manager 946-7885 Tom Fore Director of Public Utilities 946-7138 *There may be changes to Town Council Members due to Nov. 2010 election.

Store hours:

Tuesday–Friday 10:00–5:30 Saturday 10:00–2:00 Closed Sunday and Monday

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LAUREL STONE Veterinary Hospital

Proudly Serving Our Community for Over 20 Years. Dr. Duncan Augustine Licensed Veterinary Technician: Tammy Hall

Receptionist: Luann Ahern

Veterinary Assistants/Kennel Personnel: Samantha Bowyer Tracy Haught Abby Jennings Cindy Kirby Dana Wilson

Hospital Mgr. Terry Hunter

Rt. 60 West near Amherst Circle Amherst, VA 24521

Dr. Duncan Augustine

(434) 946-5059

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ELECTED STATE & REGIONAL OFFICIALS REPRESENTING AMHERST U.S. Senator,

Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli

Jim Webb

(540) 772-4236

http://webb.senate.gov/contact

Frank Ruff, Jr.

Mark Warner

http://warner.senate.gov/public

U.S. House Representative - 6th District, Robert Goodlatte (434) 845-8306

www.house.gov/goodlatte/emailbob.htm

Governor,

www.governor.virginia.gov

Lt. Governor,

www.frankmruff.com

Virginia State Senator - 23rd District, Steve Newman (434) 385-1065

www.senatornewman.com

Benjamin L. Cline (434) 946-9908

www.bencline.com

House of Delegates - 23rd District,

Bill Bolling

(804) 786-2078

(434) 374-5129

House of Delegates - 24th District,

Robert T. McDonnell (804) 786-2211

www.oag.state.va.us

Virginia State Senator - 15th District,

U.S. Senator, (540) 857-2676

(804) 786-2071

T. Scott Garrett www.ltgov.virginia.gov/index.cfm

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(434) 455-0243

www.TScottGarrett.com OFFICERS:


4038 Thomas Nelson Highway (Route 29 in Colleen) Our Providers:

Tracy Buni, MD Steve Alderfer, FNP Ben Brown, MD Reagan Thompson, FNP Rebecca Young, MD Jan Wolfe, FNP Emily Edwards,FNP DO Julie Frosch, PsyNP Lois Alderfer, Emily Edwards,FNP DO Kathy Kahler, FNP Lois Alderfer, Janet Ngai, Physical Therapist Our Pharmacists:

Neil Rothemich, R.Ph. Kathy Bryant, R.Ph. To reach BRMC Pharmacy, please call 434-263-4810

Medicaid, FAMIS plus, and FAMIS are welcome! Most insurances are welcome, including Tricare. A Sliding Scale discount program is available. Please call for more details if you think you may qualify.

Pharmacy & Medical Center Hours: Monday窶認riday 8:30AM to 5:30PM Saturday 8:30AM to 12:00PM On the third Tuesday of each month, BRMC opens at 10:30AM.

To schedule an appointment call: AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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4038 Thomas Nelson Highway | Arrington, Virginia 22922 | Fax: 434-263-4160

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Amherst County Public Schools The Amherst County Public Schools are accredited by the Virginia Board of Education. The comprehensive Six-Year Plan has been revised; and is available on the Amherst County Public Schools website: www.amherst.k12.va.us As set forth by the Amherst County School Board’s mission statement “Every Child, Every Day” the county’s schools focus all actions on student achievement, safety, leadership, communication and responsibility. The Virginia SOL Curriculum Framework is used as the foundation for what is taught in Amherst County Public Schools classrooms. The Amherst County Public Schools strive to align course materials with SOL objectives in order to develop teaching material in a given time frame and offer resource materials to supplement instruction. Members of the Amherst County Public Schools community desire to provide students with a quality education, giving them opportunities to meet their complete potential. We believe that high expectations, strong relationships, and academic vigor are critical elements to high levels of achievement. Amherst County High School serves about 1,440 students

Important Public School Contacts & Phone Numbers ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 946-9387 Dr. Brian Ratliff Superintendent ● Patty Shrader Secretary to Superintendent ● TBA Asst. Supt. of Operations ● Dr. Julie Rogers Asst. Supt. of Curriculum & Instruction ● Linda Wilcher Secretary to Assistant Superintendents ●

STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE 946-9341 Jim Gallagher Student Services Supervisor ● Judi Nicks Student Accountability Coor. ● Natalie McDonald School Social Worker ● Tony Powell Student Accountability Coordinator ●

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES 847-4210 BUSINESS OFFICE 946-9340 ● David Childress Supervisor for Support Tech. ● Lavonne Mawyer Information Systems Manager ● Teresa Crouch Chief Finance Officer MONROE EDUCATIONAL CTR. 528-6494 ext. 33124 ● Ernest Penn Administrator HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE 946-9376 946-9709 ● Dr. Mary Ann Mayhew Director MAINTENANCE SERVICES ● Wayne Cocke Supervisor INSTRUCTIONAL OFFICE 946-9342 946-9707 ● Marymargaret Cardwell Fed. Programs, Aux. Ser TRANSPORTATION DEPT. ● Kelly Holmes Transportation Supervisor • Evelyn Woodruff Elementary Supervisor ● Mary Mays Assessment Coordinator BOOKROOM 946-9711 ● Dennis Ratliff Instructional Supplies and Records Clerk 16 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK


BARGAIN SHOPPERS… LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE

Bargain Shoppers Thrift Shop

• Both New & used Items For Sale! • Clothes for Women, Men, and Children 355 Old Wright Shop Road, Madison Heights

• Household Items • Donations Accepted

Hours: Wed–Fri. 10am–3pm or By Chance

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The County’s Ten Schools: www.amherst.k12.va.us

School Amherst County High School

Principal

Grades

Approximate Enrollment

Haywood Hand

9-12

1,440

Christie Cundiff

6-8

452

Tracy Richardson

6-8

675

Nick Pontius

PreK-5

429

Phone Number 946-2898

139 Lancer Lane, Amherst, Va 24521

Amherst Middle

165 Gordons Fairground Road, Amherst, VA 24521

Monelison Middle

257 Trojan Road, Madison Heights, VA 24572

Amelon Elementary

132 Amer Court, Madison Heights, VA 24572

Amherst Elementary

156 Davis Street, Amherst VA 24521

Central Elementary

575 Union Hill Road, Amherst, VA 24521

Elon Elementary

147 Younger Drive, Madison Heights, VA 24572

Madison Heights Elementary

287 Learning Lane, Madison Heights VA 24572

Pleasant View Elementary

229 Dancing Creek Road, Monroe, VA 24574

Temperance Elementary

1981 Lowesville Road, Amherst, VA 24521

Julia Steele

324

Kathy Pierce

PreK-5

290

Kimberly Anderson

K-5

300

Charlotte Gilbar

K-5

458

Michael O’Brien

K-5

107

Michael O’Brien

K-5

108

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946-0691 846-1307 528-6498 946-9704 946-9700 528-6496 846-2151 528-6492 946-2811


State and County Service Organizations Amherst Counseling Center Amherst 946-2316

Beth Ulrich, Program Coordinator Services: Provides psychotherapy; psychiatric evaluations; aftercare; children and youth counseling services; family therapy; family counseling and education; case management; pre-screening for admittance to state facilities. Eligibility: Must be in need of services. Fees: Based on income.

adults. Financial assistance programs include Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), and General Relief. Service programs include Child and Adult Protective Services, Foster Care, Child Care, Adoptions, Referral and Employment Services for TANF participants. Eligibility: Resident of Amherst County, eligibility requirements vary for programs. Fees: Some service programs require a fee.

Amherst Co. Health Dept. 224 Second Street, Amherst. 946-9408

Amherst Co. Dept. of Social Services

Kerry Gately, Director

224 Second Street, Amherst 946-9330

Services: Clinic Services (adult general medicine, well child, maternity, family planning, routine immunizations, Services: To offer timely, appropriate quality service and sexually transmitted disease, WIC Supplemental Food financial benefits to individuals and families in order Program, blood pressure monitoring, Medicaid screening); to promote self-sufficiency and to protect children and home visiting services; environmental health services.

Glenn Sullivan, Director

The James River Dental Clinic in Madison Heights Eligibility: Guidelines and charges are made according to income. Fees: Sliding scale.

Citizens for Adult Literacy & Learning (CALL)

James River Dental Clinic

239 Trojan Lane (next to Monelison Middle School) Madison Heights. 847-4691 Open 8:00am - 5 pm., Mon.-Fri

129 Francis Ave., Monroe 929-2630

Services: Targeting special populations, including the Marcia Swain, Director. uninsured, minorities, pediatrics and seniors throughout Services: CALL’s mission is to enable motivated adults the area. Offering dental exams, extractions, cleanings, to enhance their communication and mathematical fluoride treatments, sealants, x-rays and related dental skills, thereby creating opportunities for growth and services. Operated and managed by the Johnson self-fulfillment. Eligibility: Residents of Amherst and Health Center, Centra Health and the VA. Health Care Foundation. surrounding counties. Fees: None. Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 19


Region 2000 Small Business Development Center 147 Mill Ridge Rd., Lynchburg, VA 43 4 -5 8 2 -6 1 7 0 Niro Rasanayagam, Director Services:

The Small Business Development Center provides a wide range of services to both existing and start-up businesses in Amherst County and the surrounding region. Services include: free-of-charge, objective and confidential business consultations; strategic and business planning assistance; financing information; workshops and seminars; and small business resource information. The road to starting and operating a successful business begins with us— let us show you how we can help. The The downtown Lynchburg waterfront as seen from Madison Heights Region 2000 SBDC is a non-profit organization, sponsored by the U.S.SBA, local governments, and the local private sector.

Virginia Cooperative Extension - Amherst Office 100 Goodwin St., Amherst 946-9365 Kevin C Irvin - Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources Jan L. Baker - Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences Kevin C. Irvin - Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Kathy S . McMillan - Extension Agent 4-H Technician Helen B. Williams - Unit Administrative Assistant Dottie Rucker - Snap-Ed Program Assistant Services: To provide research-based educational programs and resources to citizens in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), parenting programs, and 4-H Youth Development.

Village Garden Club, Amherst 946-7446 Patricia DeLeon, President

Services: Encourages conservation; civic improvement; maintains gardens at the Town of Amherst Traffic Circle, Amherst Post Office, Amherst County Museum, Amherst Town Mini Park, Traffic Light Garden; decorates all the above locations for the holidays; holds the annual Town of Amherst Christmas Decorating Contest; donates Amherst Town Veteran Memorial

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to 4-H to send children to summer camp; and more. Fees: Membership Dues.


County Clubs & Service Organizations with Contact Information

Amherst County Habitat for Humanity, Craig Cassell, Executive Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9596 Amherst County Housing & Community Development Foundation, Troy Cash, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386-1894 Amherst Junior Woman’s Club, Tracy Hamlon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (603) 673-8777 Amherst Lions Club, Bob Langstaff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9000 Amherst Rotary Club, Bill Hathaway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2174 Amherst Woman’s Club, Mary Riely Pettyjohn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-7538 Boy Scouts of America, Brandon Gregory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434-352-7893 Clifford Ruritan Club, Lynn Hanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238-2970 Cub Scouts of America, Brandon Gregory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434-352-7893 Elon Ruritan Club, Mrs. Len Godsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0655 Friends of Historic Amherst Train Station, David Proffitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9308 Gladstone Senior Center, Kitty Lyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 933-8222 Humane Society of Amherst County Inc., Christy Hughes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2340 Lowesville-Amherst Asso. for Family & Community Edu., Shirley Adams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277-5681 Massie Mill Ruritan Club, David Ponton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277-8325 Rebuilding Together Amherst / Nelson, Steve Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7197 Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Maryanne Marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-8635 Village Garden Clubs, Patricia DeLeon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7446

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The Following Volunteers* Give Up Valuable Time to Come to Your Aid in Case of Emergency . . . Amherst Fire Department

Trenton Richie, Chief Steven Campbell Steven Drummond Rick Edgemon Johnny Eagle Richard Glass Thomas Goode John Halpin Tim Jackson Chuck Kessler Steven Layne Fred Loving Jared Martin Mack Mays, Jr Blake Miller Joseph Moss Darryl Ore Ryan Pigg Tim Pigg Blake Robertson Greg Robertson Gray Rose Tom Shrader Donnie Tyree Dick Wilkens William Wydner

Amherst Life Saving Crew

Glenda Hash, Captain Leeane Absher Michael Agnor Mary K. Allen Jimmy Allen Jesse Beck Sara Bond Ben Bond Danny Bond Eric Bowen Ashley Brooks Scott Bryant Josh Campbell Teresa Cash Jessica Cheverton Lelia Christian Ramon Coleman

Nikki Davis Dreamer Davis Marie Davis Andy Drake EJ Drewry Barry Eastep Katie Eastep Scott Ferrell Heather Gallagher Donnie Glover Charlie Goodin Carrie Harler Greg Harler Lisa Hunt Brandon Hurt James Ingram Norika Jenkins Kris Johnson Ryan Johnson Henry Jones Carla Kidd Sarah Leazer Jericho Leftwich Karen McDaniel Paula Molesky Andy Monce Nicholas Moore Travis Moore Heidi Morris Kadie Mutispaugh Jeannie O’Brien Wendell Pitsenbarger Drew Ramsey Amanda Riggleman George Sherman Kelly Spicer Jessica Taylor Robert Tatlock Craig Thomas Duvell Vaughan Ingrid Vaughan Bridgett Watts Ryan Watts Rachel Wheeler

Monelison Fire Department Rick Hunter, Chief Dwayne Branham

Let Them Know That You Appreciate It! *On active roster as of July 2009. This Tribute Courtesy of All-American Publications LLC

Willie Brown David Campbell Ernie Cash Adam Clark Justin Clark Ted Coffey Rickey Coffey Michael Collins Adam Crago John Cunningham Shannon Daniel Mark Davis Claude Esposito Chris Follett Jason Friend Bill Hamilton Travis Hamilton Brandon Hurt Keith Kirkland Bryan Lembach Joey Malott RJ Malott Clyde Mayberry Jessica Mays Trace McDowell Steve Owen Joe Padgett Travis Revely Jessica Solar Walter Watts Mark Wiggins Michelle Woody Roger Woody

Monelison Rescue Squad

Julia Losada Ricky Maddox Paul Merriam Amanda Moore Jennifer Murray Matt McGinn Nicole Page Annie Purvis Shelly Query Naomi Reynolds Robert Richardson Angela Schmitt Jennifer Simmons Debbie Brown Jermiah Templeton Brian Tilton Brandon Welch RW Woody Tammy Woody

Pedlar Fire and Rescue

Vickie Padgett, Captain Heather Ashwell Amanda Crago Shannon Davis Michael Eames Kevin Ervin Jim Fontaine Latoya Grooms David Jennings Mary Jones Jennifer Kersey Scott Kersey Aaron Losada

Danny Tucker, Fire Chief Kellie Maberry, Rescue Captain David Boggs Eldon Bradley Sue Bradley Joe Damiano Randy Fauber Bob Fener CJ Haynes Lindsay Haynes Chris Hudson Tim Maberry Zach Mays Todd Payne Bob Pruitt Carla Tomlin Cheryl Tomlin Clifton Tomlin Lisa Tomlin Ruger Tomlin Anna Tomlin Darlene Tucker

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Recycling Drop-Off Centers www.countyofamherst.com

Amherst County Convenience Centers and Rural Container Collection Sites 60 East Convenience Center Open Mon., Tues., Thurs., Sat., Sun: 7am–7pm Closed Wed. and Fri.

114 Park Lane, Gladstone

60 West Container Site

Mon–Sun.: 24 hour

Intersection Rt. 60 West and Rt 715 (Burley Hollow Road), Amherst

Coolwell Convenience Center

Mon–Sun.: 7am–7pm

580 Coolwell Rd, Amherst

Galt’s Mill Container Site

Mon–Sun.: 24 hour

Recycling Centers

All Amherst County Recycling Centers accept the following materials: Newspaper, Mixed Paper, Aluminum and Steel Cans, Plastic #1 and #2, Glass, and Corrugated Cardboard The Amherst County Landfill accepts Tires, Yard Waste, Appliances, and Scrap Metal

60 East Convenience Center Ambriar Shopping Center

Mon–Sun.: 24 hour

Amelon Square Plaza

Mon–Sun.: 24 hour

Amherst

Beside Food Lion Store, Madison Heights

Intersection of Rt. 622(Galt’s Mill Road) and Wesley Drive, Madison Heights

Amherst County Landfill

Long Mountain Container Site

Coolwell Convenience Center

Mon–Sun.: 24 hour

Open Mon.– Sun.: 7am–7pm

114 Park Lane, Gladstone

715 Kentmoor Farm Road, Madison Heights

Mon–Fri.: 8am–4pm | Sat 8am–Noon

580 Coolwell Rd, Amherst

Rt. 60 West, Amherst

New Glasgow Container Site

Mon–Sun.: 24 hour

Boxwood Farm Road, Amherst

Pedlar Convenience Center

Mon–Sun.: 7am–7pm

4102 Buffalo Springs Turnpike, Elon

Warrick Barn Convenience Center

Lakeview Shopping Center

Mon–Sun.: 24 hour

River James Shopping Center

Mon–Sun.: 24 hour

Near Food Lion Store, Madison Heights Old Kroger Store Parking Lot, Madison Heights

Pedlar Convenience Center 4102 Buffalo Springs Turnpike, Elon

Open Mon., Wed., Fri.–Sun: 7am–7pm Closed Tues. and Thurs.

1015 Warrick Barn Rd, Lowesville

Mon–Sun.: 7am–7pm

Warrick Barn Convenience Center 1015 Warrick Barn Rd, Lowesville

Mon–Sun.: 7am–7pm Open Mon., Wed., Fri.–Sun: 7am–7pm Closed Tues. and Thurs.

All Amherst County convenience centers and landfills are closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Recycling Made Easy Recyclable Material

How To Prepare

What To Place In Bin

What NOT To Place In Bin

Glass

Remove all metal- lids, caps, neck rings. Labels can remain on containers. Rinse and drain thoroughly. Separate by color.

Soda Bottles, Beer Bottles, Juice Containers, Ketchup Bottles, Wine & Liquor Bottles, Food Containers

Mirrors, Automobile Windshields, Light Bulbs, Clay Flower Pots, Laboratory Glass, Crystal, Ceramic Cups, Plates and Ceramic Bottle Tops, Window Glass, Heat Resistant Ovenware, Opaque/Milk Glass, Drinking Glasses.

Aluminum

Rinse and drain thoroughly. Crush.

Soda Cans, Aluminum Foil, Aluminum Pie Pans, Steel Food Cans

Aerosol Cans that contained Pesticides or Paint.

Plastic

Remove- lids, caps, neck rings. Rinse and drain thoroughly. Crush.

Plastic #1- Soda Bottles (ONLY)

Plastic Shopping Bags or Other Plastic Material

Mixed Paper

Place in properly labeled bin. Flatten all boxes.

Junk Mail, Office Paper, Magazines, Phone Books, Unwaxed Paperboard, Cereal Boxes, Brown Paper Bags

Waxed Paperboard, Tissue Paper, Napkins, Cardboard Boxes

Newspaper

Place in proper bin. DO NOT tie strings around newspaper or place in a brown paper bag.

Newspaper and their Inserts

Mixed Paper

Corrugated Cardboard

Flatten all boxes.

Corrugated Cardboard (Cardboard Cereal Boxes or any Mixed Paper Boxes) ONLY

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Plastic #2- Milk Jugs (ONLY)


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Amherst County Churches

(If your church, synagogue, or place of worship is not listed on this page, e-mail the information to dcur@bebetterdomore.com to have it listed next year.)

Solid Rock Baptist Church, Madison Heights . . . . 528-0325

ANGLICAN

Church of the Epiphany, Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2524

BAPTIST

Amherst Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bethel Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Ridge Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . Central Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clifford Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ebenezer Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . .

946-7823 946-2400 946-2557 277-5135 946-7629 946-7017

Elon Baptist Church, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . 384-7203 Emmanuel Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . 922-7100 Eternal Baptist Church, Madison Heights. . . . . . . 845-5750 Faith Baptist Church, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . 929-1430 First Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5434 First Baptist Church of Monroe, Monroe. . . . . . . . 929-3764 Grace Baptist Church, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . 846-5007 Lighthouse Baptist, Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . 528-0315 Lovingston Baptist Church, Madison Heights. . . . 846-5972 Madison Heights Baptist Church, Mad. Heights . . 846-5914 Mt Olive Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5895 Mt. Peeler Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-1341 Morning Star Baptist, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7285 Mount Shiloh Baptist Church, Monroe. . . . . . . . . . 929-4813 Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Madison Heights. . . . . . 929-5925 New Beginning Tabernacle, Madison Heights. . . . 929-1343 Oakdale Baptist Church, Madison Heights. . . . . . 846 4367 Randolph Memorial Baptist Church, Mad. Heights. 845-8855 Rising Sun Baptist Church, Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . 929-1957 Rose Chapel Baptist Church, Madison Heights . . 528-0021 Saint Mark Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . 946-5249 St. Peters Baptist, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7026 Scott Zion Baptist Church, Madison Heights. . . . . 846-7263 Temple Baptist Church & School, Mad. Heights. . 846-0024 Union Hill Baptist Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9014 West View Baptist Church, Madison Heights . . . . 929-7220 26 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK

CATHOLIC

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Amherst. . . 946-2053

CHRISTIAN

Sandy Bottom Christian Church, Madison Heights.846-5351

CHURCH OF GOD

Church of God Parsonage, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . 946-5054 Monroe Church of God, Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-6739

CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

Oronoco Church of the Brethren, Amherst . . . . . . 922-7746

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Madison Heights Christian Church, Mad. Heights. . 845-3855 Union Christian Church, Madison Heights. . . . . . . 846-3186

EPISCOPAL

Ascension Episcopal Church, Amherst. . . . . . . . . 946-5498 St. Lukes, Pedlar Mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-7525 St. Paul’s Episcopal Mission, Amherst . . . . . . . . . 946-2531 St. Mark’s, Clifford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-1121

FULL GOSPEL

New Life Church, Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-7729

METHODIST

Amelon United Methodist Church, Mad. Heights. . Bethany United Methodist Church, Monroe. . . . . . Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Amherst. . . Monroe United Methodist Church, Monroe. . . . . . Sardis United Methodist Church, Amherst. . . . . . .

929-3200 929-6282 946-7624 929-8600 946-5016

NAZARENE

Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, Mad. Heights. 929-7120

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Alpha Ministries, Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-2500 Family Worship Center, Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-3343

PRESBYTERIAN

Amherst Presbyterian Church, Amherst . . . . . . . . 946-5296 Elon Presbyterian Church, Madison Heights. . . . . 384-1883 Northminster Presbyterian Church, Mad. Heights. . 929-2713


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A Big Deal For Amherst County…Madison Heights to Host 2011 Dixie Youth World Series August 2011 by Dan Curran

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Adams, the president of the Madison Heights Youth Baseball Association (MHYBA), is hosting the 3rd World Series tournament since he became MHYBA president in 1990. “This is a big deal,” he says. Indeed, I couldn’t agree more. Sixteen teams of 11-12 yr. olds from 11 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia), along with families, friends, and fans from Virginia and the ten visiting states will converge at the W. Glenn Ricketts Youth Sports Complex in Madison Heights and the surrounding areas beginning August 5th, 2011. MHYBA bid for the right to host this prestigious tournament against Auburn Alabama. Winning this bid and being able to bring another National tournament back to Amherst County is a big accomplishment. No other locality has ever hosted three Dixie Youth World Series. This tournament is projected to bring around $5 million in tourist dollars to this area.

JIM BRENT PHOTOGRAPHY

hile interviewing Ronnie Adams at his ballpark office one rainy day last August, it was hard to believe how busy it would be the next summer (2011) at this beautiful five diamond baseball facility, behind Monelison Middle School.

About eighteen committees and approximately 100 local volunteers are needed to successfully manage the tournament, ranging from host families, gate workers, hospitality, souvenir sales, grounds crews and concession stand workers just to name a few. A large percentage of the volunteers have been involved in both previous World Series so Adams seems to think everything will go smoothly. Meetings for committees and volunteers have already started. More volunteers are needed. Should you be interested in volunteering please contact the MHYBA committee chairpersons at mhyba.com

Ronnie Adams at the entrance to the ballpark complex

Each of the 16 teams can bring between 50-100 fans, including friends, relatives, coaches and, of course, the best 11-12 yr. old players from their state. Adams says, this is an expensive tournament to host because you must house and feed all the visiting teams as well as the National Officials who will attend. Local businesses will play a large part in the success of this event. MHYBA volunteers will be visiting businesses to sell advertisement and solicit donations to make sure our guest are well taken care of. Adams knows the economy is in bad shape right now and that most businesses are facing tough times. Maybe they will not be able to do what they did in the past two tournaments but he knows they will do what they can. The local businesses in Amherst County and the surrounding areas believe in supporting the youth of our localities and 2011 will not be any different. Two teams from Virginia will compete in the tournament: the Virginia State Champion All-Star team, and the local AllStars from Madison Heights will compete as the host team. Opening Ceremonies and a team welcome dinner will be held on Friday, August 5th and competition will begin on Saturday, Aug 6th. The Championship Game will be held Thursday August 11th. This will be an exciting time for Amherst County. Tourist from all over the southeast will enjoy the southern hospitality that only a small town in Virginia can provide. Get on board. Help support this wonderful event and plan to come out to the ball park and see some exciting baseball. The MHYBA organization and its dedicated volunteers will make Amherst County proud to say they are the host of the 2011 Dixie Youth World Series.

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Amherst County Celebrating 250th in 2011 In 1761 (250 years ago), Amherst County was formed from the southern half of Albemarle County. The original county seat had been in Cabelsville, now Colleen, in what would later become Nelson County. The county was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst who commanded the British forces that successfully secured Canada from the French. In 1807 the Amherst County assumed its present proportions when Nelson County was formed from its northern half. At that point, the county seat was moved to the village of Five Oaks, later renamed Amherst. The present county courthouse was built in 1870 and has served the county ever since. In the early days, the major crop raised in Amherst County was tobacco. Apple orchards were part of mixed farming that replaced tobacco, especially in the late 19th century. Timber, mining and milling were also important industries. The introduction of the railroad in the late 19th century greatly influenced the county's growth. Amherst county contains many good examples of 18th, 19th and early 20th century rural and small town architecture. The downtown area of Amherst is a classic example of early 20th century commercial architecture.

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“What an exciting time for our community to come together and celebrate Amherst County! This provides an ideal opportunity to recognize, promote and celebrate our diverse culture and heritage. The success of the celebration will be dependent upon the involvement of our entire community including our citizens, schools, civic groups, businesses and other organizations,” said SaraLu Christian, chairperson of the steering committee. AMHERST HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The committee, formed by various community volunteers as well as the Recreation and Parks Dept, Amherst Public Library, Historical Museum, Department of Public Works and Tourism Dept, will be working on using festivals and community activities to celebrate the special milestone. A large community event scheduled for Saturday, April 30th, will commemorate the actual May 1st birthday. The committee will be seeking volunteers and sponsors to help with the preparation of events.

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he 250th Committee is planning for the 2011 celebration of Amherst County’s Sesquibicentennial. The purpose of Amherst County’s 250th celebration is to bring together citizens and visitors to celebrate and educate themselves about the events, culture and the people, past and present, who have called Amherst County home.

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For information regarding upcoming events, you can go to the county website and view the calendar of events at: www.countyofamherst.com or you may call the Amherst County Recreation and Parks Department at (434) 946-9371 or the Department of Tourism at (434) 946-9366. Also check the Amherst New Era Progress for special events.


Notable Amherst Connections Thomas Jefferson Until five years before his death in 1826, Thomas Jefferson established and maintained extensive contacts with the Amherst County area. His activities were a profile of his own interests as lawyer, planter, inventor, traveler and warm friend to those he served. As a young man, he furnished legal assistance for several prominent county families, and, in one case, directed a slander suit for a client who may have received $6000 in damages. When the Revolutionary War spread to central and western Virginia during 1781, Jefferson briefly took refuge in the county after being driven from Monticello by a detachment of British soldiers intent upon his capture. As a former President, he was cited as a credible witness in a significant patent dispute. (from JEFFERSON IN AMHERST COUNTY by William R. McLeroy

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Frank Padgett Frank Padgett was a slave and master batteau man along the James River in western Amherst County. On January 21, 1854, the area had experienced heavy rains and the river was high and fast moving. The tow line for the canal boat Clinton broke as the boat neared Balcony Falls. As the boat was being abandoned there arose a call for a rescue mission. Frank Padgett volunteered to help with a batteau and he was able to save many from the river. Although the waters swallowed him as he tried to save one of the last men, to this day he is still considered a hero who gave his own life for others.

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Edgar Allan Poe Many are familiar with Poe’s association with the city of Richmond, but lesser known is that his foster father, John Allan, from whom he took the Allan name, had ties to Amherst County. Allan’s uncle, William Galt, owned Galt’s Mill on the James River; the mercantile firm of Allan and Ellis (of the Pedlar Mills Ellis family) dealt in tobacco. Poe’s associations with the Ellis boys would stand him in good stead when his works were published in the Southern Literary Messenger, edited by Thomas Harding Ellis. George Branham Originally from Glen Burnie, Maryland, was a Monacan who returned to Bear Mountain and brought much vitality back to the Monacan Nation in his work with the annual Pow Wows. Sarah Winston Syme Henry Known best for being mother to the famed patriot Patrick Henry, Sarah came to reside at Winton in Amherst County, to be with her daughter Jane Meredith, married to Col. Samuel Meredith. It was in Amherst County where she spent the last ten years of her life and it was here that she was buried. Her grave at Winton is one of the few surviving burial sites dating from the eighteenth century. Queena Stovall Queena Dillard grew up in Lynchburg and Campbell County, moving to Amherst County after she married Jonathan Breckinridge Stovall. It was in Amherst that she raised her family in the typical rural lifestyle that became so well known in her folk art. Her first notable piece, Hog Killing, was drawn from memories of rural life in central Virginia. Much of Amherst County’s rural life has been seen by many all over the world since it was first exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection in Williamsburg. Often called the "Grandma Moses of Virginia,", Stovall didn't begin painting until she was 62.

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SHOP AMHERST COUNTY FIRST! The following are Amherst Chamber of Commerce members and/or advertisers.

ACCOUNTANTS Accounting Solutions & More Inc. 5089 S. Amherst Hwy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-1281 Eubank, Jr. Douglas CPA 704 Dillard Rd., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 55) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-2301 Turner & Associates 785 Pacoman Road, Evington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434-420-2683 Wasserman, Jessie, CPA Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2999

ADVERTISING PROMOTIONS GRIP Promotions 1956 South Coolwell Rd Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-4120

APPLIANCES - SALES & SERVICE Schewels Furniture, Co. 139 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5758

APPRAISALS Linmark Appraisals, Lynchburg (see ad on p. 46). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386-6216

ARTIST’S RETREAT Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 154 San Angelo Dr, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7236

ATTORNEYS J. Thompson Shrader & Associates, P.C. Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5161 Petty Livingston Dawson & Richards P.C. PO Box 1080 Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-2768

AUTO BODY SERVICE Bill’s Body Shop 1340 N. Amherst Hwy, Amherst (see ad on p. 44) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-1115 Amy Amerman

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Martin’s Paint & Body Shop S. Main St., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5307

AUTO DEALERS - NEW & USED J.P. Hughes Motor Co., Inc. S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-4511

AUTO DEALERS - USED Bill’s Body Shop 1340 N. Amherst Hwy, Amherst (see ad on p. 44) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-1115 Pete’s Auto Sales 3789 S. Amherst Hwy, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-3333 Regional Auto Sales 4520 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-5515

AUTO PARTS Virginia Auto Parts & Recycling Inc. 208 Wright Shop Rd., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 25) . . . . . . . . . 845-8076

AUTO RENTALS AmCar Rental Co. 250 Old Town Connector, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-4111 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 4449 North Amherst Highway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-3780

AUTO REPAIR SERVICE All American Transmissions, Inc. 505 Old Wright Shop Rd., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 22). . . . . . . . . 845-3272 Cash Alignment 300 Old Wright Shop Rd., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 22) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-2486

BANKS BB&T Amherst (see ad on p. 50). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7725 BB&T S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 50) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-6890 Bank of the James 164 S. Main St., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9777 Bank of the James 4698 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-8887 Carter Bank and Trust 4498 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-8145

Brockman Asphalt Paving Inc. William S. (Billy) Brockman

Blacktop Surface Treating Seal Coating Grading & Stone for Driveways Located in Amherst

Shop: 946-2695 Res.: 277-5019

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Essex Bank 744 N. Lee Hwy., Lexington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (540) 464-9884 First National Bank 130 S. Main Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7814

BED & BREAKFAST Crump’s Mountain Cottage 2150 Indian Creek Rd., Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277-5563 Fox Hollow Stables & Guest Qtrs., 1343 Wares Gap Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0871

BUILDERS Coleman-Mays Buildings, Inc. 3447 S. Amherst Hwy., Monroe (see ad on p. 2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-4017 Davis, Sam E. Construction 572 Elon Rd., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0446 Martineau Contracting 1798 Earley Farm Rd., Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0228 Morcom Buildings Inc. 3685 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 61). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-5599

BUILDING MATERIALS Campbell-Payne, Inc. Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-8803

CABINETRY Ramsey Cabinets, Inc. 126 Sardis Road, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0329

CAMPGROUNDS Wildwood Campground 6252 Elon Road, Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299-5228

CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTER Cross Roads Camp & Conference Center 2247 Little Piney Road, Lowesville (see ad on p. 38). . . . . . . . . 277-8465

CHIROPRACTORS Amherst Family Chiropractic 174 S. Main St, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7323 Dr. Sally Mock, PC 206 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst

(see ad on p. 13). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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116 Richmond Hwy. (Rt. 60), Amherst, VA 24521

946-0796

Powell‛s Tire Service 494 Old Wright Shop Rd. Madison Heights

(434) 847-5882

“The People Friendly Tire Store” Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 35


CLOCKS Harding’s Clocks & Music Boxes 2265 S. Amherst Hwy., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7386

COMMERCIAL DOOR/REPAIRS Commercial Door Service Co LLC PO Box 1035 Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9770

COMMUNICATIONS Centennial Broadcasting, LLC 19 Wadsworth Street, Suite C, Lynchburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-3698 Verizon Virginia, Inc. 5415 Airport Rd., Roanoke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (540) 563-2261 WSET, Inc. (WSET TV) Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-1313

COMMUNITY CENTERS Madison Heights Community Center. 424 Woodys Lake Rd., Mad. Hght (see ad on p. 57). . . . . . 610-7951 or 660-1672

CONSTRUCTION Sam E. Davis Construction 572 Elon Road, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0446 Wall Construction LLC 161 Dillard Rd., Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0366 Wright Family Construction 339 Poorhouse Farm Road, Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434-546-6771

CONCRETE Lynchburg Ready Mix Concrete Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-6563

CONSULTING 60 West Consulting, 745 Lexington Turnpike, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 757-672-3660 Virginia Consulting, Inc. Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434-878-3233

CONTRACTORS George E Jones & Sons, Inc. 210 South Main Street, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5455

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Sheila's Pet Grooming 358 Grandmas Hill RD Amherst, VA 24521 434-946-0823 Monday-Friday 8:30 to 5:00

Certified in Terriers & Non-Sporting Breeds www.sheilasgrooming.com sheilasgrooming@yahoo.com

Boarding Available Through

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Investment Properties Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0621

CREDIT UNIONS Central VA Federal Credit Union Seminole Plaza, Madison Heights (see ad on p. 63). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-9016

DENTISTS Golden, Dr. R. Kelly, DDS Amherst (see ad on p. 46) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-1981

DEPARTMENT STORES Peebles 141 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5219 Wal-Mart Supercenter #2565 197 Madison Heights Square, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-9650

DRY CLEANERS Amherst Dry Cleaners 455 South Main Street, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5303

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTORS High Ground Partners, LLC 110 Vista Centre Dr. Suite 6, Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434-944-8254

ELECTRONIC INSTALLERS Hudson-Payne Electronics Corp. Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-5583

ENGINEERS Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. 2524 Langhorne Rd., Lynchburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-7796

EXTERMINATOR Specialty Exterminating Co. S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 53). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0314

EYE CARE Compton, Dr. Shannon L., O.D. & Assoc. 5076 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 45) . . . . . . 846-7822 Harman Eye Center 413 South Main Street, Suite 109, Amherst

Allen & Associates 3721 S. Amherst Hwy. Ste 2 Madison Heights, VA 24575 www.AllenandAssociatesinc.com

Chris Allen

(see ad on p. 4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

946-2020

“Our 71st Year in Service.....Milling Since 1813”

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AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Your Life. Our Mission. Centra is the leader in comprehensive rehab and senior care services. We offer a full continuum of inpatient, outpatient and home-based care serving patients affected by disabling illnesses and injuries including stroke, heart disease, cancer, head injuries, amputation and arthritis. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists and social workers provides and coordinates medical and rehabilitation services, and offers compassionate palliative and hospice care.

For more information, visit CentraHealth.com or call 877.MDLINK1 (1.877.635.4651) 38 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK


Serving Amherst County Centra Hospice

Centra PACE

Comprehensive, open access hospice program

A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Patient and family focused care

Enhances life for older adults with chronic needs by providing compassionate, quality care and service

Serving patients with terminal illnesses; cancer and non-cancer related Culturally sensitive, respectful of spiritual and religious preferences

Empowers participants to live in their homes and in the community for as long as it is medically and socially safe

Centra Home Health

Centra Outpatient Rehabilitation

Providing award winning compassionate care

Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital: specializing in stroke, brain injury and cancer rehab

Physical, occupational and speech therapy Social work, skilled nursing, home health aides

The Jamerson Family YMCA: specializing in orthopaedics, spine, post surgery, TMJ, balance and aquatics

Health & Rehabilitation Centers

Hospital-level Rehabilitation

Guggenheimer Health & Rehabilitation

Acute Rehab Center at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital

Fairmont Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Summit Health & Rehabilitation

Centra Specialty Hospital

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FARM & SUPPLIES Tucker Family Farms 713 Indian Creek Road, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277-9212

FINANCIAL SERVICES Hunter Financial Mentoring LLC. 315 Berg Drive Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (540) 797-0253

FITNESS CENTERS Snap Fitness 203 S. Main Street, Amherst (see ad on p. 65). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (434) 381-6001

FLOOR COVERING SALES & INSTALLATION Adams Floor Sanding Co., Inc. 208 Clearview Rd., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-1172 Michael’s Carpet World 3659 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-1616 Mitchell Floors Inc., Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 60). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-3567

FLORISTS claudia’s Florist, Inc., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5906

FLOUR & FARM PRODUCTS Amherst Milling Co. Depot St., Amherst (see ad on p. 37). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7601

FUNERAL DIRECTORS Driskill Funeral Chapel, Inc. Grandview Dr., Amherst (see ad on p. 27). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5529 Whitten Monelison Chapel Lynchburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-5712

GAS/WOOD STOVES AM FM Energy LLC. PO Box 131 Clifford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2626

GIFT SHOPS Spring Garden Gifts 188 S. Main St., Amherst (see ad on p. 12). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381-6032

GOLF/COUNTRY CLUB Green Leaf Golf Club dba Poplar Grove PO Box 578, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9933 Winton Country Club & Golf Course, Inc. Rt. 151, Clifford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5134

GOVERNMENT FEDERAL United States Postal Service. Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0645

GOVERNMENT LOCAL Amherst County 153 Washington St., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9400 40 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK


Amherst Co. Dept. of Economic Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9390 Amherst Co. Dept. of Social Services 224 Second St., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9330 Amherst Co. Dept. of Public Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9307 Amherst Co. Dept. of Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9366 Amherst Co. Public Libraries, Madison Heights, Amherst (see ad on p. 43). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-8171/946-9488 Amherst Co. Public Schools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9387 Amherst Co. Sheriff’s Office PO Box 410, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9381 DMV Select 200 Richmond Hwy., Suite 101, Amherst (see ad on page 14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5218 Nelson Co. Tourism/Economic Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (434) 263-7015 Town of Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7885

GRAPHIC DESIGN/DESKTOP PUBLISHING Grecographics 282 Kenmore Rd., Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2282

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE VANS - SALES & RENTALS Independent Lifestyles 4880 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-7510

HEALTHCARE Centra Health’s Fairmont Crossing 173 Brockman Pak Dr., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2850

HEALTH FOOD/CENTER Mountain View Market 1900 Lowesville Road, Amherst (see ad on p. 17) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434-277-5256 Natural Health Center 143 Seminole Plaza, Madison Heights (see ad on page 48). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-8113

HEALTH/NUTRITION Blue Ridge Consultants 235 Dug Hill Rd., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277-8346

HEATING & A/C Goin Heating & Air Conditioning 122 Old Town Connector, Madison Heights (see ad on page 58). . . . . . . 845-7505

HISTORICAL MUSEUM Monacan Indian Nation Inc Madison Heights (see ad on p. 52). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0389

HOME HEALTH CARE Elite Care Service LLC 5005 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 56). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-1514 Home Recovery of Virginia, Inc. 4124 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 62) . . . . . . . . . . 845-4333 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 41


HOME IMPROVEMENT Coleman-Mays Building, Inc. 3447 S. Amherst Hwy., Monroe (see ad on page 2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-4017

INSURANCE/FINANCIAL SERVICES Allstate Insurance – Amy Amerman 200 Ambriar Plaza (see ad on p. 33). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5550 Amherst County Farm Bureau 113 Falcon Crest Lane, Amherst (see ad on page 55) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5336 Farmers Insurance - W. Beverly 4382 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-0459 Massie Insurance Agency, Inc. 165 S. Main St., Amherst (see ad on page 10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7181 Mays-Tucker Insurance Services, Inc. 1744 S. Amherst Hwy., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2131 Nationwide Insurance Tim Cheatham 3860 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 47) . . . . . 929-3512 Piedmont Community Health Plan Lynchburg (see ad on page 15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 947-4463 Sprouse Insurance Agency LLC 5068 S Amherst Hwy Ste 110, Madison Heights (see ad on p. 5) . . . . . . . 847-4340 State Farm - Richard Buck 131 S. Main St., Amherst (see ad on page 63). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7660 State Farm - Kim Gardner-Ewell 4898 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 27) . . . . . . . . . 528-2845 Wilson Insurance 225 S. Main Street, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7296

INVESTMENTS Edward Jones Investments 210 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst (see ad on page 3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7778

KARATE Super Kicks Karate PO Box 28 Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7779

LANDSCAPING/SUPPLIES Gilbert’s Sand & Stone 3459 S. Amherst Hwy., Monroe (see ad on page 65) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-7433 P&W Architectural Stone 3957 Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 61). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-2633

LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT/SALES & REPAIR Amherst Lawn & Garden Equipment 807 South Main Street, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7433

MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS Ruth Communications, PO Box 3273, Lynchburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238-4493

MEDIATION SERVICE Peaceful Alternatives Community Mediation Services, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-8227

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MEDICAL CARE Blue Ridge Medical Center 4038 Thomas Nelson Hwy (Rt. 29), Arrington (see ad on page 15) . . . . . (434) 263-5953

MOBILITY SPECIALIST Independent Lifestyles 4880 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-7510

MORTGAGES Summit Home Mortgage, Inc., Amherst (see ad on p. 51). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7770

MOTELS America’s Best Value Inn 5016 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 28). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-7041 Amherst Inn 116 Richmond Hwy., Amherst (see ad on page 35) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7641 Bestway Inn 4512 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-2121 Knights Inn S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 28). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-6506

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER/LIFE COACH Directional Coaching, Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 942-4749

MUFFLERS Wes’ Muffler & Custom Pipe Shop, Inc. 200 Lakeview Drive, Madison Heights (see ad on page 54). . . . . . 528-0474

MUSEUMS Amherst County Museum & Historical Society Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9068

NEWSPAPERS Amherst-Nelson Weeklies Second St., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7195

NON-PROFIT American Cancer Society 2316 Atherholt Rd. Suite 108, Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-0973 Story Telling, Candy Sand, & Tattoos

Coolwell Park

Saturday, October 23, 2010 6-8 PM

Haunted Trail, Hay Rides & Refreshments Featuring

Teddy Spaghetti, The Clown and

Wild Child Face & Body Art

Sponsored by Amherst County’s Recreation & Parks Department, Library and Extension Agency For further information call (434) 946-9371 or visit www.countyofamherst.com There is a fee for select activities.

ANNUAL Candy Hunt

for ages: 11 & Younger Remember to Bring a Flashlight And Bag to gather Candy

Amherst County Public Library www.acpl.us

Amherst Branch

Madison Heights Branch

382 South Main Street Amherst (434) 946-9488

200 River James Shopping Ctr. (near Lowe’s) Madison Heights (434) 846-8171

Hours: M-W-Th-Fri 10am to 6pm; Tu 10am to 8pm; Sat: 10am to 2pm; Sun Closed

Hours: Mon 10am to 8pm; Tu-W-Th-Fri 10am to 6pm; Sat: 10am to 2 pm; Sun Closed

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Amherst Co. Habitat for Humanity 106 E. Court St., Amherst (see ad on page 57). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9596 Amherst Co. Housing & Community Development 106 E. Court St., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386-1894 Amherst Co. Public School Education Foundation 220 S. Main St.., Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316-3900 Amherst Rotary Club Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7883 Business Development Center 147 Mill Ridge Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 582-6100 Citizens for Adult Learning & Literacy Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-2630 Clifford Ruritan Club 610 Fletchers Level Road, Clifford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2208 Girl Scouts of VA Skyline Council Inc 113A Tradewynd Drive, Lynchburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237-0733 Greater Lynchburg SCORE 1101 Court St. - A 42, Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-3235 Humane Society of Amherst County 322 Shelter Road, Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2340 Region 2000 Partnership for Economic Development Council Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-1447 Region 2000 Partnership for Technology Council Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-1447 United Way of Central Virginia Lynchburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-8467 Youth Under God Inc 316 Ridge Drive, Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7572

PAVING/BLACKTOP Brockman Asphalt Paving Serving Amherst & surrounding area (see ad on p. 12) . . . 946-2695 B or 841-3281 Cell

PERFORMING ARTS Amherst Glebe Arts Response (AGAR) 156 Patrick Henry Hwy., Clifford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0116 The Endstation Theatre Company Sweet Briar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381-6537

PET GROOMING/ADOPTION Sheila’s Pet Grooming 358 Grandmas Hill Rd., Amherst (see ad on p. 36). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0823 Phone: (434) 946-1314

Fax: (434) 946-1083

TOP Notch Inc. T/A

Bill’s Body Shop

Amherst Physical Therapy, Ltd.

& AUTO SALES

210 South Main Street P.O. Box 720 Amherst, VA 24521

Thank-you for another great year! We are one of the most

Carl M. Torode, P.T. Sherri D. Torode, P.T. Leslie Smith-Wood, D.P.T. AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Working To Put a Shine In Your Future!

modern full-service Located on collision repair facilities Rt. 29N. at in the area! Rt. 151 1340 N. Amherst Hwy. AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER Amherst OF COMMERCE

Bill Masencup, PRESIDENT Ofce: (434) 946-1115

24 HR. TOWING 942-5169


Yvonne’s K-9 Style House & Kats Too 4665 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 56) . . . . . 845-3505

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS Amherst Physical Therapy Ltd. Amherst (see ad on page 44). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-1314

PICTURE FRAMING Whitehall Framing, LLC. Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0207

PLASTICS J R Plastics & Machining, Inc. 2820 Lowesville Road, Lowesville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (434) 277-8334

PLUMBERS Sullivan Plumbing Express 188 South Main Street, Amherst (see ad on page 75). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0850

PUBLISHING All-American Publications LLC Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (434) 258-1143

PORTABLE RESTROOMS Discount Portable Restrooms Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-2323

PRINTERS Central VA Printing Inc. Second St., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2228

PRINTING - SCREEN High Peak Sportswear, Inc. 924 Main Street, Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-5223

REAL ESTATE Allen & Associates, Inc. 3721 Amherst Hwy. Amherst (see ad on page 37) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-4011 Blue Ridge Realty & Auctions 101 S. Main St. (see ad on page 51). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0580

Dodd F. Harvey, RAA

MEMBER AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Certied Residential Appraiser • Consultant E-mail: dodd@consensusrealestate.com

Donald G Pendleton, GAA

Certied Commercial Appraiser • Consultant E-mail: mail@donpendleton.net 1213 Commerce Street • P.O. Box 146 • Lynchburg, VA 24506 www.consensusrealestate.com

434/846-7822 • www.shannoncompton.com • 5076 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights, VA

Phone: (434) 846-6585 Fax: (434) 528-0403 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 45


Cash Bros. Real Estate Inc. 3570 S. Amherst Hwy., Monroe (see ad on page 48). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-5912 Consensus Real Estate 1100 Commerce Street, Lynchburg (see ad on page 45) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-6585 Davis, Sam E., Real Estate 72 Elon Rd., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0446 Four Rivers Realty 4116 S. Amherst Hwy., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455-4630 Goff & Associates, Inc., Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0633 Harmony Homes & Land 4223 Waterlick Rd., Forest (see ad on page 34) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534-8505 Lee & McMillan LLC, 528 Cherry Hill Road, Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2126 Locust Hill Realty, LLC 170 Walnut Street, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (434) 326-5759 Main Street Settlements, LLC, 103 S. Main St., Amherst (see ad on page 50) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-1090 McGovern Realty, Madison Heights (see ad on page 36) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386-6216 Montague Miller & Co. Realtors 198 S. Main St. Suite 102 (see ad on page 6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5522 Morcom Realty 3685 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-5000 Snow, Mary Realty, Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (434) 258-5860 United County Wingfield Real Estate, 3975 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see back cover). . . . . . . . 929-1623 Wynbrooke at Madison Heights 122 Wynbrooke Place, Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-3333

RECREATION FACILITY Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg Lynchburg (see ad on page 66). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-2602

RESTAURANTS/CATERING El Mariachi 184 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst (see ad on page 69). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9004 Koto’s Grill 4758 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 68) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455-1557

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Original Italian Pizza 224 Amelon Square, Madison Heights (see ad on page 67). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-0244

Dr. Kelly Golden, den, Dentist DDS

692 Dillard Road Madison Heights, VA 24572 Phone: (434) 846-1981 -1981

ours: Ofce Hours: y 8–5 Monday–Thursday

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How$much is it worth? Call someone you can trust to give you the fair market value of your home.

James James H. H. (Jim) (Jim) Wilson, Wilson, III III 434-386-6216 434-386-6216 CREA

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CREA CREA

Licensed Virginia Real Estate Appraiser 800-690-0206 • Cell: 434-466-3000 • Fax: 434-386-6217 E-mail: Linmark_Appraisal@comcast.net

Linmark Appraisal Company Serving Central Virginia Amherst, Nelson, Wintergreen, Campbell, Bedford & City of Lynchburg


Merredith’s Restaurant & Catering 1558 Dixie Airport Rd., Madison Heights (see ad on page 67). . . . . . . 845-2997 Travelers Fine Food 202 South Main Street, Amherst (see ad on page 67). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9792 What a Blessing Bakery/Deli/Restaurant 195 Ambriar Plaza, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0330 Wings, Pizza ‘N’ Things 4154 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on page 69) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-9768

ROOFING W.A. Lynch Roofing Co. of Lynchburg, Inc. 4728 S. Amherst Hwy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-1583

SCHOOLS/EDUCATION C.A.L.L./Monroe Educational Center 129 Francis Ave., Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-2630 CVCC - Amherst Center Mountain View Plaza, Amherst (see ad on page 59) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 832-7898 Central Virginia Community College 3506 Wards Rd., Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 832-7600 Monacan Indian Nation, Inc. Madison Heights (see ad on page 52) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0389 Old Dominion Job Corps Center 1073 Father Judge Rd., Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-4081 Sweet Briar College 134 Chapel Rd (see ad on page 59). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381-6100

SEPTIC SERVICES Discount Septic Service, Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-2323

SIGNS McBride I. H. Sign Co. Rt.29 Bus., Madison Heights (see ad on page 64). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-4151

SOLAR ENERGY/ENERGY ALTERNATIVES Affordable Energy Concept Inc 161 Dillard Rd., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-1166

SPORTS EQUIPMENT Ogden Outdoors Inc 517 Forest Sale Rd., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0002

Monelison Animal Clinic

On Your Side

Dr. Charles V. Budzyn, DVM 143 Highview Dr. Madison Heights, VA 24572 929-1322 Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 am - 6 pm Saturday 9 am - 1 pm

Auto ● Home ● Life ● Commercial 3860 South Amherst Highway Madison Heights, VA 24572

Tim Cheatham 434-929-3512 cheatht2@nationwide.com

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STONE Boxley Materials Piney River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277-5900 Gilbert Sand & Stone 3459 S. Amherst Hwy., Amherst (see ad on page 49) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-7433

SURVEYORS Actual Surveyors, PLLC Amherst (see ad on p. 6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7300

THRIFT SHOPS Bargain Shoppers Thrift Shop 355 Old Wright Shop Rd., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 17) . . . . . . . . . . . 238-2452 Episcopal Thrift Shop PO Box 1433, Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2321

TITLE COMPANY Main Street Settlements, LLC 103 S. Main Street, Amherst (see ad on page 50) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-1090

TIRES/SALES & SERVICE Advantage Tire Inc 4903 Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 33). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-8001 Lynchburg Tire 2561 Fort Ave., Lynchburg (see ad on p. 21) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-7735 Powell’s Tire Service 494 Old Wright Shop Rd., Madison Heights (see ad on p. 35) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 847-5882

TRADE ASSOCIATION Retail Merchants Association of Lynchburg 2412 Langhorne Rd., Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-1732

TROPHIES, PLAQUES, AND AWARDS Virginia Plaques & Trophies, 3698 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401-0021

TRUCKING J.G.F. Trucking Co. Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-6417

HOMES ● FARMS ● TIMBERLAND ● COMMERCIAL

Natural Health Center Lina Hall, N.D.

Offering: • Vitamins, Herbs, & Minerals • Gluten-Free Food • Organic Pet Food 143 Seminole Plaza, Madison Heights (at rear of parking lot, past Big Lots)

• Organic Make-Up • Chemical-Free Cleaning Products • & More!

email: cashbrosrealty@aol.com Phone: 434-845-8113 Email: Linahallnd@aol.com

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3570 S. Amherst Hwy Monroe, VA

(434) 929-5912 Fax: (434) 929-1529


UTILITIES American Electric Power, Lynchburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522-4332

VETERINARY HOSPITALS Amherst Veterinary Hospital Amherst Hwy., Monroe (see ad on page 62). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-1010 Laurel Stone Veterinary Hospital Route 60 Amherst) (see ad on page 13). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5059 Monelison Animal Clinic 143 Highview Drive, Madison Heights (see ad on page 47) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-1322

VINEYARDS Amherst Vineyards, LLC 1122 Roses Mill Road Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277-5989 Lazy Days Winery 1351 N Amherst Hwy., Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202-0424 Naked Valley Vineyards 267 Alcock Rd., Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (804) 432-4158 Rebec Vineyards, Inc. 2229 N. Amherst Hwy. Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-5168

WHOLESALER Old Dominion Footwear 156 Dominion Dr., Madison Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929-6046 Gilberts Sand:Half-page Horizontal

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MEMBER AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Nothing beats a one-on-one approach. In life. And in banking. AT BB&T, WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS pretty much the same way we did 130 years ago. We get to know our customers as individuals so we can help them with what matters most. A bit old-fashioned? Our customers wouldn’t have it any other way. Faye Brown, Madison Heights Financial Center · (434) 929-6890 4068 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights,VA 24572 Leigh Pigg, Amherst Financial Center · (434) 946-7725 115 Richmond Highway, Amherst,VA 24521

B A N K I N G

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Main Street Settlements, LLC

BBT. Member FDIC. Only deposit products are FDIC insured. ©2008 BB&T. BBT.com

Your Local Real Estate Settlement Agency Real Estate Closings for Purchases, Refinances, and Cash Deals

Title Insurance “Customer Service is Our Priority”

P. O. Box 130 ● 103 S. Main St, ● Amherst, VA 24521

Gwendolyn F. Gordon – Owner Ellen C. Turner – Processor/Closer

(434) 946-1090 ● Fax: (424) 946-1092 gfgordon@comcast.net ● ellencturner@comcast.net

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Come by to see us for all your real estate needs at “The Circle”. To better serve you we are members of the Lynchburg and Charlottesville Multiple Listing Service.

101 S. Main Street P.O. Box 840 Amherst, VA 24521 (434) 946-0580 Phone (434) 946-0583 Fax MEMBER AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Gary M. Jennings Sr, Owner, Broker Libby Howell, Owner - Associate Broker Doris Bryant, Agent, Ofce Manager Monty Jennings, Owner, Agent Robin Howell-Herring, Agent Bill Brown, Agent Derek Jennings, Agent Phyllis Brown, Agent Walter McMillan, Agent Sabrina Brown, Agent Jeff Secrest, Associate Broker

Summit Home Mortgage, Inc.

Sherry Brady, NMLS 217258 Rhonda Holt, NMLS 217259 Theressa Brooks, NMLS 212469

Offering You:

Conventional Loans Conforming or Jumbo -- Purchase or Renance FHA Loans Loan amounts up to $292,100 Most exible credit guidelines of all loan types Allows credit score down to 640 Small 3.5% down payment needed Gift funds allowed for down payment or closing costs VA Loans: Purchase or Renance for Veterans! USDA: 100% Purchase loans (not available in the City of Lynchburg)

Listen live each Wednesday… Tune in every Wednesday at 9am On NewsTalk 105.9, WLNI Or stream audio live from www.wlni.com

ASK THE EXPERT Where Sherry offers advice and Guidance each week to help you through the process of obtaining your next mortgage.

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Annual Events & Festivals THE AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce sponsors several events. The Annual Amherst Chamber Golf Tournament is held in October; all are invited to participate and have fun. The popular Annual Car Show & Cruise-In is held at John P. Hughes Motor Co. in October. For Amherst Festivals attract thousands every year more information about these events, call the ANNUAL WINE & GARLIC FESTIVAL Chamber at 946-0990.

CLIFFORD RURITAN CLUB’S SORGHUM FESTIVAL

10-8pm., Friday & Saturday

Held the second weekend in October at Rebec Vineyards. Everything garlic, local wines, conFirst Saturday & Sunday in October at the tinuous entertainment for adults and children. Ruritan Club, 610 Fletchers Level Rd.(Rt. 610), Admission fee. Clifford Sorghum molasses making, arts, crafts, (434) 946-5168 food, Bluegrass and C&W bands Sat. & Sun., www.rebecwinery.com/vwgf.htm 9 am - 5 pm… Rain or Shine! Parking fee, $5… NO Pets, Please! 434-946-7141 or 434-946ANNUAL HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR 5418 Amherst County Museum & Historical Society’s

Monacan Indian Nation P.O. Box 1136 Madison Heights, VA 24572 | (434) 946-0389 Monacan Scholarship Auction October 2nd, 2010 at 10am

Annual Monacan Nation Powwow

May 21st and 22nd, 2011 at 10am on Albert’s Farm on Rt 130

Monacan Ancestral Museum

2009 Kenmore Road, Amherst | (434) 946-0389 or (434) 929-7571

Open By Appointment Only

St. Paul’s Episcopal Mission 2009 Kenmore Road, Amherst Va | (434) 946-2531

Annual St. Paul’s Homecoming Bazaar October 2nd, 2010

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tour of historic area houses. April 2011 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 434946-9068

ANNUAL VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB GARDEN FEST

On the grounds of the Amherst County museum April 2011 8:00 to 1:00 pm. Call 9462174. Plants, garden arts and crafts, and bakesale.

hosts it’s 6th Annual Spring Golf Tournament in June 2011 at Poplar Grove Golf Club. Lunch at Noon, start time is 1 p.m. 18 Holes, Captain’s Choice, 4-Person Teams. $200 per team; $50 per individual (will be placed on team). Please contact the chamber for more information, 434-946-0990

POW WOW

The Monacan Indian Nation gathers for this annual event, held each weekend before Memorial Day in May on Route 130 in Elon. Demonstrations, crafts, and dancing. (434) 946-0389

5TH ANNUAL SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce, with sponsoring by GLAD Manufacturing,

The next Monocan Nation Pow Wow will be in May 2010

Specialty Exterminating Co. Serving ALL of Amherst County and Central Virginia for over 30 years.

TERMITE & PEST CONTROL Residential • Commercial • Institutional

5086 S. Amherst Highway Madison Heights, VA

erving Now S lle! i Farmv

AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

434-929-0314

• Free Estimates - Radio Dispatched • Financing Available www.SpecialtyExterminating.com Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 53


APPLE FESTIVAL

Third weekend in October at Amherst County High School in the Town of Amherst. Everything apples, plus a huge craft bazaar. Free admission. (434) 845-5606 or 847-7435.

OLD FASHIONED RAY PUCKETT LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS PARADE Sat., Dec. 5, 2010, 6:30 PM. Sponsored by the Amherst Lions Club. Call Jose Davila at 929-8146.

JAMES RIVER BATEAU FESTIVAL

This eight-day journey begins in June on the banks of the James River with a kickoff festival at the Lynchburg riverfront. Participants in period costumes navigate 19th century tobacco barges on a 100-mile trek to Richmond. (434) 528-3950

Muffler & Custom Pipe Shop, Inc. • Now Offering Full Brake Service • Small Parts Sandblasting • Stainless Bufng • Domestic & Import Cars, Trucks, Race Cars, Streetrods • Most Jobs First Come, First Serve • All Custom Work By Appointment • Monday-Friday 8:00 AM ‘til we are exhausted • FREE ESTIMATES • 41 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE • Offering All-Stainless Steel Systems

200 Lakeview Drive Madison Heights, VA 24572 54 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK

From Left: Eddie Stinnett, Wes Peters, Cindy Peters AMHERST COUNTY MEMBER AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER CHAMBER OF OFCOMMERCE COMMERCE

(434)

528-0474


Agents: Ed Sale, LUTCF Matt Cox Eric Johnson

Member Service Specialists: Elizabeth Maddox Carla Burford Kathy Campbell, CISR

fax 434-845-2315 email: dcecpa@verizon.net Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 55


For Excellence in Home Care Personal Care $ Assist with medicine rell reminders $ Assist with bathing and oral hygiene $ Assist with grooming $ Assist with eating $ Assist with toileting

Family Support $ Light Housekeeping $ Bed changes $ Meal Preparation $ Laundry $ Grocery Shopping

Palliative Care $ Bed Ridden $ Non-ambulatory

Companionship $ Outings $ Doctor’s visits $ Appointments $ Errands $ Walks $ Activities

Payment Methods Accepted $ Private Pay & Insurances $ Medicaid Certied & Veterans $ CENTRA PACE

Elite Care Services

All services are available up to 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. 5005 South Amherst Highway Madison Heights

Ofce: (434) 846-1514

“All Your Pets’ Grooming & Boarding Needs Under One Woof!”

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Madison Heights Community Center

Madison Heights Community Center Available For Event Rental

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424 Woodys Lake Road  Madison Heights  VA 24572 or Darrel Gallier (434) 660-1672 Madison Heights Community Center

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Box 1397 P.O. 10,000 square feet - 400 Person Occupancy  Individual Male/Female Restrooms Facilities Available to Rent for Special Events Available to Rent for Special Events 106 East Court St.  &Tables & Chairs to Accommodate Occupancy  Stage Area WeddingsAmherst, Receptions, Bridal or Baby Showers, Virginia 24521 Weddings & Receptions, Bridal or Baby Showers, Available to Rent for Special Events Anniversary Raffles, Birthday Parties, P:Celebrations, Front Vestibule Entrance  Central Heating and Air Conditioning 434-946-9596 Anniversary Celebrations, Raffles, Birthday Parties, Weddings & Receptions, Bridal or Baby Showers, Business Meetings, Craft Fairs, Concerts, Reunions, Trade 434-946-7440 F: Full Service Kitchen withAnniversary Sink, Microwave,  Ample ParkingMeetings, Area Business Craft Fairs, Concerts, Reunions, Tra Celebrations, Raffles, Birthday Parties, Shows, Festivals, Dances, & more. www.AmherstHabitat.org Refrigerator & RangeBusiness Meetings, Craft Fairs,Concerts, Lighted Parking Lot Shows, Festivals, Dances, & more. Reunions, Trade Shows, Festivals, Dances, & more.

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We Need You! Available to Rent for Special Events

Built in 2007  Handicapped Accessible We have many volunteer needs in Construction, Weddings & Receptions, Bridal or Baby Showers, Fundraising, Church Relations, Family Selection, 10,000 square feet - 400 Person Occupancy  Individual Male/Female Restrooms Facilities Family Support and Site Selection. Presently, Raffles, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Celebrations, Tables & Chairs to Accommodate Occupancy  Stage Area our biggest needs are in Construction and BusinessIf Meetings, Craft Fairs, Fundraising. you are interested in helping us Concerts, Reunions, Trade Front Vestibule Entrance  Central Heating and Air Conditioning provide decent, affordable housing to those Shows, Festivals, Dances, & more. need by swinging a hammer or through a Full Servicein Kitchen with Sink, Microwave,  Ample Parking Area donation, please call (434) 946-9596. Refrigerator & Range  Lighted Parking Lot Our Mission Statement: Amherst County Habitat for Humanity works in Partnership with God’s people in need, and volunteers from all walks of life and faiths, to build decent, simple and affordable housing.

County GUIDEBOOK 57 Available to Rent for SpecialAmherst Events Weddings & Receptions, Bridal or Baby Showers,


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434-845-7505 122 Old Town Connector - Madison Heights, VA

Packaging Riverville Mill We manufacture semi-chemical medium and recycled linerboard for conversion into corrugated boxes. The company produces more than 1,200 tons a day, serving the northeastern, midwestern and southeastern regions of the United States and eastern Canada. By using recycled materials, we are constantly looking for resourceful ways to better serve the community.

MEMBER OF: AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

861 Fibre Plant Road - Amherst 434-933-4100 58 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK


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Think is for Girls.

We invite you to attend a concert, play or sporting event, join us for a meal at our cafĂŠ, or hike one of many campus trails.

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Historical/Cultural Attractions AMHERST COUNTY MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

154 S. Main St., Amherst. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30am–12pm & 1pm–5pm. Closed on holidays. Free admission. Revolving exhibits (updated quarterly); seasonal guide tours by appointment. Holly Mills, Director (434) 946-9068 www.amherstcountymuseum.org

MONACAN INDIAN NATION ANCESTRAL MUSEUM

2009 Kenmore Rd. (off S. Main St. in Amherst) Bear Mountain in Amherst County has been home to the Monacan Indian Tribe for thousands of years. Tribal activities include special events throughout the year, educational opportunities, and a museum. Call (434) 946-5391 for hours. www.monacannation.com

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE and the new courthouses, built back to back.

Twenty-one historic buildings are designated as the Sweet Briar College National Historic District. There is a walking and hiking trail, Babcock, Benedict, and Oannell galleries and Sweet Briar Museum open to the public. Call (434) 381-6100 for hours. www.sbc.edu

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We Sell Mohawk, Mannington, Congoleum and Other Quality Brands! AMHERST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Robert Mitchell & his staff have a combined 46 yrs. of installation experience! CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED FINANCING AVAILABLE Open Mon. - Fri. 9-6 Sat. 9


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3685 S. Amherst Hwy Madison Heights Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 61


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Offices In: • Appomattox • Bedford • Blackstone • Chatham • Farmville • Lawrenceville • Lynchburg • Phenix

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The Great Outdoors GOLF

POPLAR GROVE GOLF CLUB 18-hole championship course, open to the public. Golf carts with GPS systems. Reasonable fees. Off Route 29 across from Sweet Briar College on Tavern Lane. (434) 946-9933 SHADOW RIDGE GOLF COURSE 18-hole rural course offering very affordable greens/cart fees. (434) 946-2008

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WINTON COUNTRY CLUB & GOLF COURSE 18-hole championship course, hosted the 1994 Women’s Southern Amateur Tournament. Public course, year-round golfing. 18th-century club house is on the national register of historic places. (434) 946-7336

APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Nearly 50 miles of this grand trail pass through Amherst County as it winds its way from Maine to Georgia. Enter the trail via the Parkway near milepost 50, or from Route 60 near the county’s western border.

GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL FOREST

Occupying much of the western portion of Amherst County (and more than a million acres in Va. and W.Va), this vast woodland provides a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll discover numerous spots for hiking, camping, and fishing.

• Truck Lettering • Electrical Signs • Channel Letters • L.E.D. Message Boards • Outdoor Advertising

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MOUNT PLEASANT NATIONAL SCENIC AREA

More than 7,500 acres of splendor can be reached via Rt. 631, just off Rt. 60W. Magnificent overlooks and trails reaching 4,000’ elevations.

JAMES RIVER HERITAGE TRAIL

This blacktop hiking and biking trail is accessible from the Blackwater Creek Trail at Lynchburg’s riverfront. A trestle footbridge carries you to the one-mile stretch of trail running the length of Percival’s Island, and a second footbridge leads you across the James to Amherst for another 1.5-mile path.

Located in Madison Heights overlooking downtown Lynchburg

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Plans are underway to open the first Amherst County Visitor’s Center in a few years. It will be located just slightly east of the intersection of Rt.s 29 and 60, inside the refurbished Amherst Train Depot.


ATV TRAILS

Amherst County offers 25 miles of trails for All-Terrain-Vehicles just west of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Rt. 130. For more information, contact the Forest Service at (540) 291-2188

VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE RAILWAY TRAIL

This trail is open for two miles from Piney River in Nelson County to Roses Mill in Amherst County. The Piney River and adjacent farmland provide beautiful vistas for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Numerous birds and native plants abound.

FISHING

Amherst County abounds with prime fishing spots. Boat ramps and launches provide access to 50 miles of water along the James, Pedlar, and Piney rivers. Anglers can also try their luck at one of the several fishing lakes found in county parks.

CAMPING OTTER CREEK CAMPGROUND (Blue Ridge Parkway) National Park Service facility near milepost 60 offers creekside sites for tent camping and RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (no power/water hookups). Grounds also include seasonal restaurant and gift shop. (434) 299-5125 www.nps.gov WILDWOOD CAMPGROUND 75 mostly wooded sites for RVs and tents. Fishing, swimming, hiking and other outdoor sports. (434) 299-5228 www.wildwoodcampground.com

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(Blue Ridge Parkway) Parkway attractions located in Amherst County include Otter Creek campground and restaurant and Humphreys Gap. Enter the parkway from Amherst County via Route 60, near milepost 45, or via Route 130.

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The Madison Heights access to the James River, directly across from the Lynchburg waterfront.

COUNTY PARKS STONEHOUSE CREEK LAKE PARK A 41-acre watershed lake with a boat ramp (no gasoline engines), picnic pavilion, grills, playground, and restrooms. (Take Rt. 60 to Rt. 778, turn left onto Rt. 610, and follow the signs.) MILL CREEK LAKE A sprawling 190-acre watershed lake with a boat ramp (no gasoline engines), grills and picnic tables, restrooms, and playground. (Take Rt. 60 toRt. 778, turn right onto Rt. 610, and follow the signs.) MONACAN PARK (photo below) 1159 Monacan Park Road. Madison Heights VA 24572. The park opens one hour after sunrise and one hour after sunset. Barbecue grills, parking, restrooms, and James River Access (Ramp and Dock included).

For more information about activities in Amherst County, contact the Amherst County Recreation and Parks Department at (434)

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946-9371


Amherst County Dining Guide

Dine-Out Today and Help Yourself (in more ways than one!) Good food, friends and atmosphere is reason enough to patronize these nearby restaurants, but don’t forget that a portion of the tax collected at Amherst County restaurants is returned for local projects and improvements.

The Perfect Choice… for Every Occasion!

Fine Dining in “DOWNTOWN” AMHERST

Open: Tues. & Wed. 7am to 7pm Thurs. & Fri. 7am to 8pm Sat. 8am to 8pm Sun. 11am to 5pm Breakfast • Egg Combos • Platters • Biscuits • Omelets All Day

Lunch • Sandwiches • Grilled Items • Salads • Pasta

Dinner • Steaks • Seafood • Beef & Pork • Kid’s Menu

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946-9792 Rd 1558 Dixie Airport Rd. Madison Heights

Propri Merredith Page, Proprietress 845-2997

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El Mariachi Ambriar Plaza, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9004 Authentic Mexican food...open 7 days weekly for lunch & dinner.

Koto Grill 4758 S. Amherst Hwy. (next to Country Cookin’) Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455-1577 New & authentic Japanese dishes. Hibachi grill...Sushi bar & more!

Merredith’s Restaurant & Catering 1558 Dixie Airport Rd., Madison Heights. . 845-2997 Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner...the perfect choice for any occasion!

Original Italian Pizza Restaurant 224 Amelon Shopping Center, Madison Heights.929-0244 Italian dinners, pasta, pizza, subs & more! Open 7 days for lunch & dinner.

Travelers Fine Food & Drink 202 S. Main St. (at the traffic light) Downtown Amherst. . 946-9792 Fine dining downtown. Dinner Tues.–Sat. Lunch Tues.–Fri.

Wings, Pizza 'N Things 4154 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528-9768 For families & sports fans! Spacious dining with several TVs… Open 7 days for lunch & dinner

Check-out the new Amherst County $aves! Discount Card for savings at all advertising restaurants in this section. Other nearby full-service restaurants include: The Briar Patch, Chi Chan's, Country Cookin', Dudley's, Fork & Spoon, La Carreta, La Pizzeria, Number 1 Wok, Panda House, Pizza Hut, Silver Pig, Smitty's Place, Subway (2), and What A Blessing Bakery/Deli. About 13 "fast-food" establishments are in Amherst County.

New & Authentic Japanese Dishes SERVING THE LYNCHBURG AREA SINCE 1992 • • • • • •

We use no MSG!

Hibachi Grill Full Sushi Bar Daily Specials Inexpensive Menu Private Dining Catering Available For All Occassions Open for Lunch Mon.–Fri. Dinner 7 nights 4758 S. Amherst Hwy. Madison Heights Call-in & Pick-up: 455-1577

Chef George Nakama, Lynchburg’s original Japanese Hibachi Master, formerly of Koto’s on Wards Rd. 68 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK


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Pizza ● Subs ● Pasta ● Stromboli ● Salads ● Italian Dinners ● Beer ● Wine Open Monday–Thursday 11AM–10PM Friday & Saturday 11AM–11PM Sunday noon–10PM

Besides our popular pizza & buffalo wings, we offer a variety of appetizers, specialty sandwiches and salads, burgers, steaks, lunch specials, & a children’s menu.

224 Amelon Shopping Center (close to Food Lion) Madison Heights

528-9768

OPEN 7 DAYS FOR LUNCH & DINNER 11:30 am – 12 midnight Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed. 11:30 am – 2 am Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 4154 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights

For Fast Take Out Service Call 929-0244

Menu Featuring: Daily Lunch Specials Vegetarian Dishes

Children’s Menu Desserts & More ABC on Premises

Let Us Introduce You To Authentic Mexican Flavor... Life Without Mexican Food is no Life At All! AMHERST

184 Ambriar Plaza (Shopping Center) Amherst, VA. 24521

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Open 7 Days a Week Lunch & Dinner

Phone: (434) 946-9004 Fax: (434) 946-9005 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 69


About the Amherst County Chamber of Commerce (ACCC) Rotary Club, Anderson’s Country Market, BB & T, Beverly Insurance Agency/Farmers Insurance, Directional Coaching, El Mariachi, Glad Manufacturing, Goodwill of Madison Heights, Hill Hardware, Hunter Financial Mentoring LLC, JGF Trucking Co., Ogden Outdoors Inc., Peebles Department Store, Rebec Vineyards Inc., Region 2000 Partnership, Ruth Communications, The Briar Patch, The Lowesville Store, Vintage on Main, What A Blessing Bakery and Whitten Monelison Chapel.

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(434) 946-0990

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located within the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society 154 S. Main St., downtown Amherst P.O. Box 560, Amherst, VA 24521 Chamber office open 9–2 Tues., Wed., and Thurs.; and 9–Noon on Friday Office is closed from 11:30 AM to 1:30pm the 2nd Tuesday each month for Chamber Board Meeting. CHAMBER MISSION To advance commercial, industrial, professional domestic and global interests in Amherst County and its trade area; to increase members’ presence; to be of service to members in any way we can help for… “Your business is our business.”

8th Annual Business Appreciation Awards Dinner Held Last May 10, 2010 Held in the Florence Elston Inn at Sweet Briar College, the Amherst County Chamber of Commerce, along with Amherst County, honored 25 local businesses that were nominated for “Business of the Year” awards. Sweet Briar College’s President, Dr. Jo Ellen Parker, was the guest speaker and addressed “The Public Value of Private Higher Education.” ACCC Vice-President Ronnie Adams emceed the event and presented the awards. Businesses receiving nominations from members of the community, and were recognized at the dinner, included AmCar Rental Co., American Cancer Society, Amherst County Public School’s Education Foundation, Amherst Dry Cleaners, Amherst

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Troy Cash received the annual Harry L. Day, Jr. Award, which honors the service of an outstanding Amherst Chamber member individual to the local business community in keeping with ACCC goals to improve business conditions throughout Amherst County. Harry Day Jr. served the Amherst business community and the ACCC with a strong sense of commitment and loyalty for many years. Sponsors of the special event included Amherst County, Amherst New Era-Progress, GLAD Manufacturing, Hurt & Profitt, Old Dominion Footwear, Walmart Supercenter 2565 (Madison Heights), Adams Floor Sanding, Amherst County Guidebook, Amherst Rotary Club, Laurel Stone Veterinary Hospital, Region 2000 Partnership, Richard Buck Insurance Agency/State Farm Insurance, Guardian Auto Glass, Lamar Advertising, McBride Sign Co. and claudia’s Florist. Door Prizes were donated by Beverly Insurance Agency/ Farmers Insurance, GLAD Manufacturing, Hill House Interiors, Richard Buck Insurance Agency/State Farm, Spring Garden Gifts, The Briar Patch, Travelers Restaurant and Wintergreen Resort. Pictured below are the Businesses of the Year Awards and the Harry L. Day, Jr. Award winners, from left: Cindy Roberts of GLAD Manufacturing (large company); Troy Cash (winner of the Harry L. Day Jr. Award); Gary Evans and Paul Whitten of Whitten Monelison Chapel (medium company); and Vicki Hill of Vintage on Main (small company).


Board of Directors OFFICERS:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Katie Meeks, President, Rebec Vineyards (2011) Ronnie Adams, Vice President, Adams Floor Sanding (2011) Donna Bennett, Secretary, GLAD Manufacturing (2012) Mary Snow, Treasurer, Mary Snow Realty, (2009)

DIRECTORS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Amy Allen, Ruth Communications (2012) Steve Bailey, Sweet Briar College (2010) Wanda Beverly, Farmers Insurance (2012) Richard Buck, State Farm Insurance (2012) Kim Gardner-Ewell, State Farm Insurance (2010) Libby Howell, Blue Ridge Realty (2010) Brian Mays, Coleman-Mays Building (2010) Kelvin Mays, Greif Packaging (2011/2014) Chad Mooney, Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards Tracy Murry, United States Postal Service, (2011) Brian Ratliff, Amherst County Public Schools, (2010) Bill Tucker, Tucker Family Farms, (2011)

EX OFFICIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Tony McBride, McBride Signs Jack Hobbs, Amherst Town Manager Claudia Tucker, Amherst County Board of Supervisors

ACCC OFFICE:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Becky Greco Kim Mays, Bookkeeper

COMMITTEES: Banking… Mary Snow Board “On-the-Road”… Brian Mays, Steve Bailey Legislative/Regulatory… Steve Bailey Amherst County Board of Supervisors… Steve Bailey, Wanda Beverly, Ronnie Adams Regional Transportation Committee… Steve Bailey US29 Improvement Alliance… Steve Bailey Amherst Train Station… Ronnie Adams Membership… Tracy Murry & Kim Gardner-Ewell, Co-Chairs, Ronnie Adams, Libby Howell Mentoring… Wanda Beverly Nominating… Ronnie Adams, chair, Brian Mays, Donna Bennett, Wanda Beverly, Richard Buck

Business Appreciation Awards/Dinner.. BBB Trade Show & Networking Breakfast… Mary Snow, chair, Libby Howell, Tracy Murry, Ronnie Adams Shop Locally First… Donna Bennett,chair, Mary Snow, Amy Allen, Libby Howell Annual Membership Meeting… Promotional Items… Wanda Beverly, Dan Curan Technology Committee… Wanda Beverly, Katie Meeks BAHs & B @ Ls/Grand Openings… Becky Greco Amherst LIVE!…Brian Mays “Chamber Business”… Becky Greco, Editor Monthly “Chamber Page” in Amherst New Era-Progress (4th Wed.)… Becky Greco Amherst County Guidebook… Dan Curran

Car Show and Cruise-In… Mary Snow, chair, Brian Mays, Holcombe Hughes, Troy Cash, Tony McBride, Becky Greco

The Board of Directors is always open to suggestions and welcomes the input and energy of those in the county wanting to expand what we can do for business. We look forward to working with our members who wish to have a more active role in the Chamber.

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Amherst County Chamber of Commerce (ACCC) Members as of September, 2010 60 West Consulting Actual Surveyors, PLLC Adams Floor Sanding Co., Inc. Affordable Energy Concepts, Inc. All American Publications All American Transmissions Allen & Associates, Inc. Allstate Insurance-The Amerman Insurance Agency AM FM Energy, LLC AmCar Rental Co. America’s Best Value Inn American Cancer Society American Electric Power Amherst Co.Housing & Community Dev. Foundation Amherst County Amherst County Dept. of Social Services Amherst County Farm Bureau Amherst County Habitat for Humanity Amherst County Museum & Historical Society Amherst County Public Schools Amherst County Public Schools Education Foundation Amherst Dry Cleaners Amherst Family Chiropractic Center Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) Amherst Lawn & Garden Equipment Amherst Nelson Weeklies Amherst Physical Therapy, Ltd. Amherst Rotary Club Amherst Veterinary Hospital Amherst Vineyards, LLC Anchor Financial Services, Inc. B B & T – Amherst B B & T – Madison Heights Bank of the James – Amherst Bank of the James – Madison Heights Bestway Inn Beverly Insurance Agency...Farmers Insurance Bill’s Body Shop - Top Notch, Inc. Blue Ridge Consultants Blue Ridge Medical Center Blue Ridge Realty & Auctions, Inc. Boxley Materials Buffalo Air Handling Business Development Center Campbell-Payne, Inc. Carter Bank & Trust – Amherst

Carter Bank & Trust – Madison Heights Cash Bros. Real Estate, Inc. Centennial Broadcasting, LLC Centra Fairmont Crossing Central VA Community College Amherst Center Central Virginia Community College Central Virginia Federal Credit Union Central Virginia Printing, Inc. Citizens for Adult Literacy & Learning (CALL) claudia’s Florist Clifford Ruritan Club Coleman/Mays Building, Inc. Commercial Door Service Co. LLC Consensus Real Estate CrossRoads Camp & Conference Center Crump’s Mountain Cottage Del. Ben Cline Diane & Thelma Thrift Shop Directional Coaching Discount Portable Restrooms/Discount Septic Service Doug Eubank, Jr. CPA Dr. R. Kelly Golden, DDS Dr. Sally J. Mock, Chiropractor Dr. Shannon L. Compton, O.D. & Associates Driskill Funeral Chapel, Inc. Edward Jones Investments El Mariachi Endstation Theatre Company Enterprise Rent-a-Car Episcopal Thrift Shop Essex Bank First National Bank Four Rivers Realty Group Fox Hollow Stables & Guest Quarters George E. Jones & Sons, Inc. Gilbert’s Sand & Stone Girl Scouts of VA Skyline Council, Inc. Glad Manufacturing Co. Goff & Associates, Inc. Goin Heating & Air Conditioning Greater Lynchburg SCORE Grecographics Green Leaf Golf Club dba Poplar Grove Greif Packaging, LLC GRIP Promotions Harding’s Clocks & Music Boxes Harmony Homes & Land High Ground Partners, LLC

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High Peak Sportswear, Inc. Home Recovery-Home Aid, Inc. Hudson-Payne Electronics Corp. Humane Society of Amherst County Hunter Financial Mentoring LLC Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. I. H. McBride Sign Company, Inc. Independent Lifestyles Investment Properties Izaak Walton League of Lynchburg J G F Trucking Co. J R Plastics & Machining, Inc. J. Thompson Shrader & Associates, P.C. Jesse C. Wasserman, CPA John P. Hughes Motor Co., Inc. Laurel Stone Veterinary Hospital Lazy Days Winery Lee & McMillan LLC Linmark Appraisal Co. Locust Hill Realty, LLC Lynchburg Ready Mix Concrete Co., Inc. Lynchburg Steel & Specialty Company, LLC Main Street Settlements, LLC Martin’s Paint & Body Shop Martineau Contracting Mary Snow Realty Massie Insurance Agency, Inc. Mays-Tucker Insurance Services, Inc. Michael’s Carpet World II Montague Miller & Co. Realtors Morcom Realty, Inc. Mountain View Market Naked Valley Vineyards Nelson County Economic Development and Tourism Ogden Outdoors, Inc. Old Dominion Footwear Old Dominion Job Corps Center Peaceful Alternatives Community Mediation Services Peebles Department Store Pete’s Auto Sales Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC Piedmont Community Health Plan, Inc. Powell’s Tire Service Ramsey Cabinets, Inc. Rebec Vineyards, Inc. Region 2000 Partnership Economic Development Council

Region 2000 Technology Council Regional Auto Sales Retail Merchants Association of Lynchburg Ruth Communications Sam E. Davis Real Estate/Construction Schewel Furniture Co. Shannon Valentine Sheila’s Pet Grooming Snap Fitness Specialty Exterminating Co. Spring Garden Gifts St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Pedlar Mills State Farm Insurance – Richard Buck State Farm Insurance – Kim Z. Gardner-Ewell Sullivan Plumbing Express Summit Home Mortgage, Inc. Super Kicks Karate Sweet Briar College The Sprouse Insurance Agency, LLC The Tim Cheatham Insurance Agency Town of Amherst Travelers Restaurant Tucker Family Farms Turner & Associates United States Postal Service - Amherst United Way of Central Virginia Verizon Virginia, Inc. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) Virginia Consulting, Inc. Virginia PLaques and Trophies W. A. Lynch Roofing Co. of Lynchburg, Inc. Wal-Mart Supercenter 2565 Wall Construction, LLC Wes’ Muffler & Custom Pipe Shop, Inc. What A Blessing Bakery Whitehall Framing, LLC Whitten Monelison Chapel Wildwood Campground Wingfield Real Estate, Inc. Winton Country Club & Golf Course, Inc. Wright Family Construction WSET, Inc. (WSET-TV) Wynbrooke at Madison Heights Youth Under God, Inc. Yvonne’s K-9 Style House & Kats, Too!


Advertiser Index Please patronize the businesses below. We thank them for making this guidebook possible!

Actual Surveyors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6 Advantage Tire Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 All-American Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Allstate Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Allen & Asso.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 America’s Best Value Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Amherst County Farm Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Amherst County Habitat for Humanity. . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Amherst Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Amherst Milling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Amherst Parks & Rec.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Amherst Public Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Amherst Physical Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Amherst Veterinary Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 BB&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Bill’s Body Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Blue Ridge Concrete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Blue Ridge Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Blue Ridge Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Brockman Asphalt Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Cash Alignment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Cash Brothers Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Cash Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Centra Health Rehabilitation & Senior Care . . . . . . . 38 Central VA Community College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Central VA Credit Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Coleman-Mays Building Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Compton & Associates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Consensus Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Diane & Thelma Thrift Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 DMV Select, Amherst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Driskill Funeral Chapel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 El Mariachi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Elite Care Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Eubank Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Gilbert’s Sand & Stone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Goin Heating & Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Golden, Dr Kelly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Greif Packaging, Riverville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Harman Eye Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Harmony Homes & Land. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Home Recovery of Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Independent Lifestyles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Izaak Walton League. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Koto Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Knight’s Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Laurel Stone Veterinary Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Linda McGovern Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 LinMark Appraisal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Lynchburg Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Madison Hgts. Community Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Main St. Settlements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Massie Insurance Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 McBride Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Meineke Car Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Merredith’s Restaurant & Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Mitchell Floors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Mock, Dr. Sally, Chiropractor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Monacan Indian Nation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Monelison Animal Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Montaque, Miller & Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Morcom Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Mountain View Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Nationwide Insurance, Tim Cheatham. . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Natural Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Original Pizza & Italian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 P & W Architectural Stone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Powell Tire Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Piedmont Community Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Sheila’s Grooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Snap Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Specialty Exterminating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Spring Garden Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sprouse Insurance Agency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 State Farm Insurance, Richard Buck . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 State Farm Insurance, Kim Gardner-Ewell. . . . . . . . . 27 Sullivan Plumbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Summit Home Mortgage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Sweet Briar College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Travelers Fine Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 VA Auto Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Wes’ Muffler & Pipe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Wings, Pizza ‘N’ Things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Wingfield United Country Real Estate. . . . . Back Cover Yvonne’s K-9 Style House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Amherst County GUIDEBOOK 73


Where to Call for What You Need Compliments of the Amherst County Chamber of Commerce “Your Business is Our Business” (434) 946-0990

EMERGENCY INFORMATION •Crime - Amherst County Sheriff’s Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9300 •Domestic Violence 24 hr. Crisis Hotline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-838-8238 Fire Department: •Amherst, Monelison, Pedlar Volunteer Fire Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9300 Rescue: •Amherst, Monelison, Gladstone, Pedlar Volunteer Rescues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9300

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School Information: •School Superintendent Office - Dr. Brian Ratliff, Supt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9386 County Offices: •Building Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9302 •Business Licenses - Commissioner’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9310 •County Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9400 •Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9390 •Housing - Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9303 •Legal - Commonwealth Attorney’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9316 •Marriage Licenses - Amherst County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9321 •Pet License - Treasurer’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9318 •Public Health Department - Free Dental Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9408 •Stray Animal - Animal Warden - Call Dispatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9300 - Humane Society, Adoption Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-2340 •Records of Deeds, Wills, Court Records, etc. Contact the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9321 •Tax Information - Commissioner of Revenue’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9310 •Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9366 •Voting Information - Registrar’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9315 •Zoning, Land Information - Planning Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9303 Utility Services: •Utilities Department - Madison Heights - Amherst County Service Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-1605 Landfill Information: •Amherst County Landfill located approx. 1 1/2 mi. off Izaac Walton Road on Kentmoor RdOperating Hours: Mon. through Fri. 8 to 4 and Sat. 8 to 12 Teresa Nuckols, Manager - Amherst Co. Solid Waste Administrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-3324 Things to Do: •Museum - Amherst County Public Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9068 •Recreation - Contact Amherst Co. Parks & Recreation Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9371 •Mountain Bike & ATV Trails in Amherst - Glenwood Pedlar Ranger District, National Forest Ser.,. . . . . . . . . . 540-291-2188 •Sweet Briar College-museum, theaters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381-6100 Library Facilities: •Public Libraries - Amherst Public Library, Town of Amherst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-9488 •Branch Library at the James River Shopping Center - Madison Heights Branch Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 846-8171 Camping: •Renting Campgrounds at Buffalo Recreation Area (Faye Mays) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-7738 •Wildwood Campground, Rt. 130 Madison Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299-5228 Amherst County Chamber of Commerce 154 S. Main St. (in the Amherst County Museum). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 946-0990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fax 946-0879

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Stowaway Storage Building Rates 5 X 10 . 10 X 10 10 X 15 10 X 20 10 X 30

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. $52.00 MONTHLY . $72.00 MONTHLY . $92.00 MONTHLY $112.00 MONTHLY $152.00 MONTHLY

Call: (434) 929-1623


Amherst County Guidebook 2010