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inside basic necessities ........................... 7 cover story ................................. 10 this old house ............................ 18 this new house ........................... 18 at home with marlo ................... 23 sam’s garden .............................. 32 askthedr......................................33 the perfect fit ............................. 33 leisure guide .............................. 34 datebook ................................... 36 classifieds ................................... 39

on the cover Pictured: Hunter Koschara of Nellysford. Photographer: Chet White Hunter’s only 11-years-old but he’s already burning up the tracks in the Minicup circuit . Story on page 10.

from thepublishers Santa says there’s a dump truck in Adam’s future but maybe all he really wants is another dust pan. Though its home is the wall near the wood stove behind the Alcatraz baby gate, Adam has taken it many places, namely the hallway, the kitchen and the den. If you’ve ever freed anyone from prison, you know it takes a lot of skill and near surgical precision. It is also helpful to have a distraction. Distractions here usually come in the form of phone calls. A parent answering a ringing phone is like a prison guard falling asleep in your cell. We call this opportunity. Adam senses opportunity and sticks his arm through the gate, grabbing the handle of the pan, turning it to negotiate its release. Though the dust pan is now in Adam’s possession, it is not yet truly free. The next step is to blend in. If you are to blend in to this house, you are either a furry four-legged animal, a bundle of magazines, a wall that needs a little touch up of paint, or a free-ranging child dragging a common household object. So, Adam flips the dust pan upside down and starts pushing it along the floor, over rugs and thresholds. Along

the way, that dust pan passes family upon family of dust bunnies hiding behind doors and under jelly cabinets. The boy and his dust pan are blending-in quite well. As will the Christmas Tree we are getting. Adam was still too young to experience much of it last year. But this year, we’ll have plenty of pine needles to pick up. That’s what dump trucks are for. Merry Christmas! Yvette and Tommy Stafford

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PHOTOGRAPHY by YVETTE STAFFORD

grapes don’t grow in ugly places. Visitors to Cardinal Point Winery enjoyed fresh Rappahannock River Oysters roasted under a warm fall sun while listening to live music from Cashmere Jungle Lords and Jolie Fille.

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basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz kpfaltz@mbc.edu www.basicnecessities.com Ti Voglio Bene “The rich are different from you and me.” So wrote a young F. Scott Fitzgerald to an even younger Hemingway. Tweaking that a little I’ll say, “The Italians are different from we Americans.” They seem to love life at all times, and a central part of life is wine. Italian cooking may well rank as more people’s favorite (myself included) over any other world cuisine. Stepping into Italy…the following will make beautiful holiday wines: Accordini, Valpolicella Classico Superiore, 2006 – If wines could be sainted, this one surely would be nominated. It is rich, spicy, concentrated, smooth, with intense aromas of cherries. A blend of primarily Corvina (the finest red grape found in Valpolicella), Rondinella and Rossignola. The grapes dry on racks until November, then are aged on the lees for fifteen days in the Ripasso (repassed) style which increases the final alcohol and phenolic (what makes wines healthy!) content. Corvina is particularly good for dried grape wines, and the Veneto from which Valpolicella comes, is the only region where any serious quantity of

wine is still made using dried grapes. This was the only way the Greeks and Romans had of increasing the resulting wines’ alcohol and sugar content. Such wines are described as Recioto, and if all the grape sugar is fermented out to alcohol, they’re called, Amarone, or “bitter”. A word of caution: there are vast amounts of Valpolicella that are thin and pale, yet bottled up just the same by the millions to be shipped to Italian or Italianate restaurants the world over. To avoid the insipid, look for “Superiore” on the label. Valpolicella described as Superiore must be at least 12 % alcohol and aged at least a year before bottling. Look also for a reliable producer, or ask at your local wine shop. $18.99 Malvasia – From the superb property outside of Piacenza, La Stoppa, run by the vivacious and passionate Elena Pantaleoni, comes this festive sparkling Malvasia, made from 100 % Malvasia di Candia Aromatica. The wine has the deep, rich amber color of Malvasia and its honeyed, caramelized taste is deceptive against high acidity, making for a beautiful aperitif or equally a dessert course. The ideal companion to shortcrust pastries and biscuits, it’s elegant

and unique, all organic and I can’t sing its praises enough for a sumptuous holiday sparkler...and it’s beautiful in the glass. $16.99 From Italy, we hop to Spain with another unusual sparkling wine. Musva – Thirty km west of Valencia is the co-operative Cheste Agraria that produces this delicious sparkler. Musva is made from 100% Muscat grapes (hence the name, a blend of Muscat and Valencia) and deliciously perfumed with Muscat’s famed exotic white flowers and sweet lychee, all enveloped in succulent orange blossom aromas. Totally different. Totally wonderful. $15.99 Okay, so Hemingway reputedly argued back to Fitzgerald, “Yes, they have more money.” And to finish up, I’ll extend the analogy I began and say, “The Italian just have better food.” And wine? Food, wine…Italian, Spanish, French…better? No, just different. I think it comes down to a question of mentality of life. Try for yourself. I don’t think any of these will disappoint. And happy holidays to all. Kay Pfaltz is co-owner of Basic Necessities in Nellysford.

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Earl Hamner, the creator of The Waltons television series, spent an evening at The Hamner Theater in Afton. Born and raised in Schuyler, Earl delighted the crowd with a reading of The Homecoming, the pilot that inspired The Waltons.

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“Paws with Claus" an opportunity to come have your pet (s) photographed with Santa on Sunday, December 13 between 1 P.M. and 4 P.M. at the Blue Moon Antique Mall, Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston. This activity is sponsored by The Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County to benefit The Almost Home Pet Adoption Center.

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When you first meet him, Hunter Koschara comes off reserved. Unless, some people say, you meet him out on a racecar track. Out there, those who’ve followed his career from the stands – and some who’ve followed his bumper – say he’s

wide-slam open. STORY by AARON LEE PHOTOGRAPHY by CHET WHITE

Celebrate the Holidays every day in this renovated 4/5 BR., 2 BA., Treasure surrounded by century-old hardwoods on 1.5 ac. in the village of Lovingston. This 2616 sq. ft. Nineteenth Century home with front porch charm has high ceilings, fireplaces, hardwood floors, crown molding, chair rail and Much More! Enjoy family gatherings in the spacioius 16’x22’ Eat-In Kitchen with built-in Cabinetry; Entertain in the formal 12’x16’ Dining Rm. with Built-In China Cabinets on each side of the Fireplace; or Relax in the 8’x16’ Sitting Rm. off Master Bedroom. Quaint Outbuildings offer extra space for Home Office, Hobbies, Workshop, Exercise or Guest Quarters. This Showcase is being offered at $273,500! Call Today for your Private Showing. MLS# 4711008

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Merry Christmas! Enjoy the season, but look inside your home and heart at what resides Share yourself with Christmas cheer Put this one behind us and Happy New Year!

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But wide-slam open doesn’t win races on its own, so it’s helpful the 11-year-old Nellysford native pairs his speed with stamina and style.

“I see a young kid that once he straps that helmet on he’s more focused than some of the adults I’ve seen in my life,” Chuck Cusson, past president of the Virginia Mini-Cup Racing Association, said. “He’s a nice, clean driver.” Prior to 2009, Koschara spent close to four years gassing around in a go-kart racing circuit where the cars pushed 40 mph. “Once he found victory lane, he was pretty much a regular there,” Cusson said of Koschara’s karting days which began shortly after Koschara and his dad, Jimmy [whose racing blood runs back into his days working pit crews], started hanging around Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro.

This year, Koschara graduated to the Mini Cups, which look like NASCARs that could fit completely on a pallet jack. And his skills spilled over nicely into the minis with the nine top-three finishes over 15 races, earning him Rookie of the Year and enough points to win the championship series stacked with seasoned racers who are, in some cases, more than four times Koschara’s age. “Racing against him is about as fun as it can get.” driver Justin LaDuke, 14, of Rocky Mount, N.C., said. LaDuke, also one of the VMCRA’s youngest racers, led the 2009 championship series in points coming into the final race of the season in October at Shenandoah Speedway; only to be edged out when Koschara finished first and LaDuke finished fifth. Koschara is now talking about his plans next season to run a few races in the Grand Stock series where the cars are, well, car-sized cars - think Chevrolet Monte Carlo. “It’s going faster, it’s bigger, it’s more aggressive racing,” Hunter said of Grand Stock. Although, for non-racing fans it’ll still be another five years before most people see Koschara behind the wheel. He’s planning to make that debut in a Camaro. NCL

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114 Tree House Place

Huge price reduction! This 3 BR Virginia farmhouse is located on 9 acres within walking distance of a brewery/restaurant, winery and the Rockfish Valley Trail. Many outbuildings and a guest house. Hardwood and tile flooring, soapstone countertops in kitchen and lovely koi pond and patio. Mature landscaping and stunning mountain views. 30 min to C’ville/10 to Wintergreen. Kitchen and living/dining area are freshly painted. New $10,000 paved driveway. $535,000 Call Julie Bendle 434 996-8669

Minutes from Wintergreen, this 2BR, 2.5BA custom home is a must see. Built in 2006, it has an open inviting floor plan with lots of room for expansion. White oak floors throughout, wainscoting, energy efficient 2x6 walls, 9 ft. ceilings, fireplace, and energy star appliances. 1780 sq ft unfinished walk-out basement. Sits on 5 acres of hardwoods with mountain views and total privacy. Several good sites for a guesthouse or garage. Close to the Parkway, wineries, breweries, farmer’s market, hiking, biking and kayaking! 30 min to Charlottesville and Waynesboro. Price reduced! $379,000 Call Julie Bendle 434 996-8669

3580 Ennis Mountain Road

Horizons Lots 14 &17

Mountain Rustic meets Elegant Charm in this spectacular home! Nestled on 1.4 private acres with beautiful mountain views, this 4BR home has a gorgeous greatroom with cathedral ceiling, a gourmet kitchen, 2 master suites, a second living area with stone fireplace and a multi-level deck with hot tub. Exquisitely furnished and ready to enjoy! $689,000 WPI Call Pam McKeithen 434 906-0426

199 Catoctin Forest

Lovely mountain home on the 12th green with wonderful Shenandoah valley and mountain vistas. Beautiful stone entrance, maintenance free living, large decks, 6BR, 5.5BA, custom kitchen with 2 dishwashers, ceramic tile and carpet throughout and a handsome stone fireplace in greatroom. Perfect for entertaining and large gatherings. Reduced! $899,000 WPI Call Sharon Stacey 434 962-0719

20 Pedlars End

Beautiful country, contemporary home in like-new condition. With gorgeous year round mountain views of Humpback Mountain and the Blue Ridge, this 3 BR, 2.5BA home is less than 30 min to C’ville and Waynesboro and close to Nellysford and Wintergreen. With vaulted wood ceilings and an open floor plan, a large deck to enjoy the views, back up generator, wood stove, 2nd family room, lots of storage and a fenced yard. $539,000 Call John McKeithen 434 906-0427

Combo of two fine lots at Horizons. Totaling over 11 acres, there are beautiful building sites, a nice stream and many mountain laurel on these properties. Horizons C&R’s promote eco living. Generous 75 ft setbacks help ensure privacy and the wooded character of the area. Nearly 100 acre common area provides community Rockfish River access and room to roam. $199,000 Call Charlie Wineberg 434 996-7336

190 Satinwood Lane

STONEY CREEK 1498 Monocan Drive MOTIVATED SELLER! Home has 2 stone fireplaces, finished basement with family room, kitchen with granite countertops, great room with magnificent vaulted wood ceilings, lots of windows, spacious decking, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, slate, and hot tub. Large master suite with shower and garden tub. Convenient location to ski slopes! Excellent rental property! Price reduced. $445,000 Call Chastity Morgan 434 941-5883

Just listed! Private location in Spruce Creek estates. One level living with a full unfinished basement. Cozy home with a wood burning fireplace, 3 BR, 2 BA and large garage. Close to Nellysford and Wintergreen and 30 minutes to Charlottesville. Currently rented. $275,000 Call Julie Bendle 434 996-8669

88 Gumtree Drive

Charming 3 BR cottage at the end of a cul-de-sac overlooking green space and seasonal mountain views. Unique home a must see. Furnished - Beautiful pine floors. Third bedroom gives access to master BR with half bath. Walk out onto the deck in the mornings from this room. Lovely yard. $349,500 Call Hunter Price 540 290-0694

City convenience, privacy. Virginia3 BR, farmhouse is located Lovely mountain andcountry golf views fromThis this3BR handsome 2.5 BA custom on 9 acres within walking distance of a brewery, a restaurant, home. Located on the 3rd hole of the Stoney Creek Golf Course, thea winery house and theanew Rockficeiling sh Valley It isbuilt-ins no moreby than minuteindrive features cathedral andTrail. custom theafi5replace the to the hardware post officherry ce, auto parts and pantry, service,granite doctors and living room. There store, are gorgeous cabinets dentists, banks, the pharmacy, appliances multiple restaurants, a salon, several countertops and state-of-the-art in the gourmet kitchen as antique/gift and grocery stores. screened BUT withporch the quiet and well as a cheeryshops breakfast nook. Inviting withtranquility access to the views youand expect a country property, there are few reasons drive greatroom the of kitchen. Hardwood floors in living areas. Sunnytomaster farther. with 30 minutes to closets Charlottesville. $535,000 bedroom 2 walk-in and tiled master bath. Spacious bonus room for rec room/sleeping area. Minutes to Nellysford and Wintergreen and 30 to C’ville. $447,000 WPI Call Julie Bendle 434 996-8669

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New listing! This 3BR, 2BA home was built in 2005 and still looks like new. Located in Spruce Creek Estates with gorgeous mountain views. Full unfinished basement for expansion. 2-car garage. Minutes to Nellysford and Wintergreen and half an hour to Charlottesville. Good rental investment. $278,900 Call Julie Bendle 996-8669

Walk Around Lane Parcel

Big mountain views, walk to the Devils Knob Golf and Restaurant and to the Wintergarden Spa. Very nice 2BR, 2BA condo with many upgrades. On Wintergreen Resort rental program. $225,750 WPI Call Hunter Price 540 290-0694

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Charming 3BR, 2.5BA cottage situated on a 1.32 acre home site with lots of bonus space in the unfinished basement (1176 sq ft). An oversized 2-car garage and wrap around deck with screened porch are added features. Motivated seller - Bring all offers!! Special financing available! Price reduced. $395,000 WPI Call Chastity Morgan 434 941-5883

Private yet easily accessed, this beautiful 3.8 acre property is located in the charming Rhue Hollow area. An ideal spot for a second home or year round residence. Owner recently cleared and seeded the building site. Gorgeous mountain views in every direction. Visit the lot on a starry night! Close to Nellysford, Wintergreen and 35 min to Charlottesville. $98,500 Call Julie Bendle 434 996-8669

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Top floor 3BR ski front condo with gorgeous mountain/slope views. Spacious greatroom with cathedral ceiling and fireplace. 2 private master suites, one with whirlpool. Tastefully furnished and ready to enjoy! $399,500 WPI

27+ acres Close to Wintergreen and Nellysford. Stunning 360 mountain views. Elevated area on the other side of the creek for private, dramatic home site. Perfect for horses. 35-40 min to C’ville. New graveled entry! $399,000

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Taylor Creek Road

Walk out to skiing! Spacious 3BR, 3BA condo with magnificent mountain views. Ground level master offers the ultimate in privacy, a second fireplace (the first is in the living area) and a patio. $3500 carpet allowance with acceptable contract. Sold furnished. Price reduced! $295,000 WPI

Great location 30 min. to C’ville. 5 mi to Rt. 29. Taylor Creek runs through the middle of the lower and upper pasture. 22 ac. private setting with seasonal mountain views. Culvert in place . $199,000

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Though the face of Nelson County has changed over the years, it has still managed to hang on to its old ways. Lynn Coffey noticed that 25 years ago. That’s when she and a neighbor started a free monthly magazine called Back Roads. “Our neighbors here… they were doing all of the old things,” said Lynn. “And we thought that was worth reading because that culture was going away. It was fading… so we thought.” continued on page 17

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Well maintained 4BR, 3BA home with lots of space. Upstairs great room with stone fireplace and wood ceiling, the lower level is completely finished, with space to watch TV, and have lots of room for game tables. Decks on all 3 levels for the great mountain views! Price reduced. $424,900 WPI

STONEY CREEK 165 Shingle Oak

Upscale and traditional home with gorgeous views. Large 4+ acre lot. Large, comfortable rooms, beautiful stone double sided fireplace, wormy chestnut cabinetry and woodwork throughout, large decks, hot tub, 2-car garage. Extensive landscaping adds to the beauty . Conservation easement in rear. $895,000 WPI

The phrase “charming get-away” was coined for a property like this. Three Sisters Cabin is located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Montebello. The cabin dates from the 19th century and was moved to its present location in the late 20th century. The cabin has been rented to happy vacationers for about 10 years. Visit www.3-sisters-log-cabin.com for full information. MLS 470290 $299,000

107 Satinwood Lane

Cape Cod on 1.36 acres with mountain views. 3BR, 2.5BA and unfinished basement. Energy efficient with an amazing conservatory. Screened deck, hot tub, mature gardens, small barn/shed and 1-car garage. Close to Nellysford and Wintergreen and 35 min to C’ville and W’boro. $292,000

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We Sell - Won’t You Join Us? Below is a Sampling of Properties Sold by Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties this Fall. To List Your Property with One of Our Real Estate Professionals, Call 434-325-8018 or Visit Our Office in the Mountain Inn.

205 Blackrock Circle Listed at $445,000

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245 Timber Camp Drive Listed at $315,000

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17 Ravens Roost Lane Listed at $436,944

continued from page 15 Well, after just one year, Lynn was on her own, but she stuck to it and published Back Roads until 2006 when she “retired.” “I was really just enjoying my retirement, but I found that I was actually still dreaming about interviewing people,” she said. “And people would call me and say, ‘Hey, you know I’m making homemade butter today.’ And I found that I could not not do it. So I would go and interview people even though I had no place to put it.” So after hearing time and time again that she should write a book, Lynn has finally decided just to go for it. “Last winter I had a lot of time on my hands and I just started to put it together,” she said. And now, with the help of Quartet Books, that book, Backroads: Plain Folk and Simple Livin’, is being published. Over the course of the last three decades, Lynn’s style and talent have definitely improved. “When I look back, oh my goodness, [those early issues of Back Roads were] so bad,” she exclaimed. Back then, she was making little 8-page papers and handing them out at about 25 houses. “Even though it was terrible, they really loved it and they wanted more,” said Lynn.

So more they got. Eventually the paper got up to 40 pages, which is not easy considering Lynn was doing everything herself – from interviews, to writing, to photographing and even layout and distribution. After a while, she cut the paper down to 24 pages and that’s where it stayed for the majority of its existence. And it was always free. “I wanted the people who I was interviewing to have it. Most of them were mountain people on a fixed income,” she said. “But it was for them that I was doing it, so I never did charge.” Unfortunately, her book will not be free. But it will be worth the $20 it costs. Her publisher told her that books are generally $19.95, but Lynn turned down that idea right away. “I’d have to have 500 rolls of nickels!” she said. So the book is $20 exactly and Lynn will be selling it herself, right out of her house. Pick up a copy any time from the house in Love – just not on Sundays. “You know, even God took a day off,” said Lynn. NCL

To order a copy of Lynn’s book by mail, call her at (540) 949-0329.

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thisoldhouse Location: 79 Sleepy Hollow Rd , Roseland, Virginia Offered at: $299,000 Comments: This unique mini farm in Roseland boasts a traditional style farmhouse with beautiful hardwood flooring, screened porches, fireplaces, a large eat-in kitchen, 2 full baths, a two stall barn and tack room, shed & old chicken coop, fencing, riding ring, open pasture and wooded land, meandering creek and potential division rights. Lots of road frontage and potential for add’l buildings if needed. Contact: Sara McGann Real Estate III - Fishersville 434-996-4962

thisnewhouse Location: 1034 Crawfords Climb, Nellysford, Virginia Offered at: $1,600,000 Comments: A magnificent example of Lodge style architecture in the Blue Ridge Mountains. New construction, Viking kitchen, wonderful views makes this a very spectacular property. Contact: Tim Hess Wintergreen Real Estate Co. 434-361-0500

19 Old Turtle Place

$399,999

Unique Modern “Green” home in Horizons EcoVillage. Sustainable design, timber frame construction, SIPS panel walls. Radiant heat/geothermal loop for minimal utility bills. New back deck and doors, polished concrete flooring, sunken living room, claw foot tubs, 3 story cathedral ceiling, eat-in kitchen with birch cabinets, pine flooring, DSL internet, 12’x12’ meditation/studio space overlooking creek. 100+ acres common lands for residents to enjoy. Minutes to Wintergreen skiing and golf! MLS#468453

To view this property call David Ferrall 434-882-LAND (5263) Summit Realty Company • dhf@ntelos.net From Wall Street to Your Street

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We have no clue how old this cash register is but we do know it is time to celebrate Wintergreen Grocers’ first birthday; before that, we knew it as Valleymont. It is a safe guess the register dates back to when the dollars inside it were backed by gold. However the age of Wintergreen Grocers’ proprietor, Paul Koschara, is a matter of dispute.

64 Pauls Creek Rd • Afton, VA $229,000 Charming colonial in coveted Pauls Creek neighborhood in Afton! Spic and span inside and out, Mrs. Clean lives here! Just repainted top to bottom! Wonderful open concept plan, entertaining ideal. French doors to wolmanized deck (just cleaned and sealed!). Master suite with DUAL walk-in’s; plenty of storage throughout-dual linens, pantry. Private 2 acre lot, seasonal creek, mature landscape. BIG BLUE RIDGE VIEWS! Electric dog fence. Minutes to elementary school and Nellysford, 30 min to Charlottesville. Won’t last! #469710

Call Ed Funke

Elk Mountain Contracting Specializing in handcrafted log cabins and restoration work. Also buying old cabins and barns. Meade Shirley • 540-241-9075 • elkmtncrafters@hotmail.com

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– Located in the Mountain Inn – Do you love Wintergreen as much as we do? When you buy or sell with us, you are investing in Wintergreen’s future – Call us or stop in and be a part of Wintergreen’s future.

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Contact any of these outstanding Realtors® at our Mountain Inn office for information about Wintergreen and Stoney Creek real estate.

Brian Chase Managing Broker 434-987-4168

3216 North Ridge Rare 1BR condo with 2 full baths. Next to tennis and golf with a WTG Ski Shuttle only steps away. On the popular WTG rental program. Sold furnished and ready to enjoy as a private retreat or investment condo. Listed for $169,000 by Kim Chappell and www. ExperienceWintergreen.com (469066)

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Pam Le Vine 941-724-4787

83 Rosebay Lane

Fantastic views throughout this elegant mountain home at Wintergreen. Sold furnished and decorated with an Asian mountain fusion theme, this 4 bedroom,3 and 1/2 bath home is ready to use for ski season and perfect for holiday entertaining. Hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, granite counters and a full Premier equity membership convey. Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 for details. (471184)

2209 Tanners Ridge

2BR resort condo with a great golf view. Vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan. Sold turn key and ready to enjoy for ski season. Private rental with cash flow. Near WTG shuttle stop and the WinterGarden Center. Listed for $159,000 by Kim Chappell and www.ExperienceWintergreen.com (471121)

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105 Saddleback Knoll

Stoney Creek: Contemporary estate home designed/built for owners. Impeccably maintained and improved. Set high on a 1.3 acre water-front lot. Extensive landscaping w/ Koi pond, stone terrace, circular concrete drive, 1st floor master, 2 fireplaces, wine tasting area, gourmet kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. $875,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (448607)

24 Wintergreen Drive

This 4-story luxury townhome is the jewel of the mountain with features like 4 bedrooms, private elevator, media room (or 5th bedroom) and five full and one half baths. Fabulous views and over 3,670 sq. ft. of living space make this a valuable investment. Visit the completed model. Contact Kim Chappell 434-238-2430 (456496)

1829 Wintergreen Drive

Looking for a home on Wintergreen Drive w/ perfect and easy on & off mountain access? Beautiful mountain chalet.Nestled on a private wooded lot w/seasonal views, this home is for those who appreciate contemporary refinement w/modern luxury embraced on two levels, Spacious 4 bedrooms, exquisite granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, 5” hickory plank flooring adds to this homes charm & character, Enjoy sunsets, sunrises & entertaining from your three-tiered deck, WPI, Offer price: $430,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, 703.328.8680, ,email: bastide@earthlink.net (459971)

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Jim Mummery 434-531-5033 14 Waters Edge

One of the most SPECTACULAR LAKEFRONT lots in Stoney Creek! Build your dream home on the water! Exclusive Stoney Creek at Wintergreen Golf Course/Lake Community; You & your architect will enjoy designing your lakefront home to take full advantage of coveted lake views; Now is the time to secure your land and make plans for building of your dream home on the lake. WPI, Lake front/access, golf views, Offer price: $262,000 Contact: Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, 703.328.8680, email: bastide@earthlink.net (460259)

Joan Mummery 434-531-5033

Christy Phillips 434-987-6388

Thomasina Shealey 703-328-8680

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11 Dripping Rock Lane Build this custom home or choose from other plans with one of the areas most respected builders. High ceilings, custom touches throughout this new home. One level living, private lot, great value for a new home at Wintergreen Resort. $395,000 Call Steve Marianella for details at 434-566-1293. (460942)

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17 Blue Flint Drive Build this mountain getaway cottage on prime 1/2 acre lot with views at Wintergreen. Shenandoah Valley Construction will build this bright and open two level home with fireplace,granite counters and custom cabinets. Includes WPI. $499,000. Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 (460944)

RoseWood Village: The Madison - a golf villa featuring a 1st floor master, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, gourmet granite kitchen, sunroom, hardwoods, superb craftsmanship, and many features of Universal Design. RoseWood is a 55+ active adult community located in the valley of Wintergreens Stoney Creek. $549,900. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (455056)

193 Pinnacle Drive

An excellent opportunity for a family get-away and/or income from a rental property. This well maintained home is located on a quiet cul- de-sac with winter sunset views and walk out to Eagles Swoop, with only a short walk to the Mtn Inn, restaurants and WTG amenities. Two bedrooms, two full baths, a second floor loft that sleeps three, kitchen/dinning and living room with recently converted gas fireplace will provide many years of enjoyment. $379,000.00. Joan Mummery 434-531-5033 (466753)

165 Rosewood Drive

This 2008 golf course villa in RoseWood Village located in Stoney Creek, features high-end appliances, custom finishes and universal design appropriate to 55+ living. Interior offers hardwood floors, Corian countertops, a full bay window, high ceilings (9’ and tray) and year round sun room. Exterior maintenance, lawn care and trash removal provided. Property carries Wintergreen right-of-membership and is within walking distance of shopping and all Wintergreen amenities. Future construction of an assisted living facility is planned. Available for quick occupancy if desired. $494,900. Call Joan Mummery at 434-531-5033. (461979)

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A 4BR, 3FB house with 2 Living Rooms and a stone fireplace INCLUDING a WTG Membership for UNDER $350K. Plus, it has just been RENOVATED! New Kitchen, new baths, new paint inside and out, new flooring and new deck by Kim Chappell and www.ExperienceWintergreen.com (471016)

945 Diamond Hill

Wow! Two bedroom slope-front condo for under $200,000 with mountain views! Act now and be in for this winter. Major capital improvements have just been completed ensuring years of great value and fun. Location puts you on top of all the winter excitement that Wintergreen has to offer. WPI. Offered at $199,900. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (470897)

17 Black Bear Lane

Charming artist/writers cottage! Beautiful and wooded private setting. Stone fireplace. The perfect space for mediation and reflection; away from the everyday. Rustic and warm. Inviting and relaxing. Priced for those who seek a small, private, serene cottage in the mountains, for solitary pursuits or a gathering of family and friends. Owners shall offer a $1,500 carpet allowance and a $2,500 kitchen allowance for you to impart your own vision. Can also apply towards closing cost/prepaids. WPI, Offer price: $295,900, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: bastide@earthlink.net. (470804)

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A turn-key design/build company, Winterwoods Homes has partnered with the nations premier suppliers to deliver luxury timber frame and stone designs of extraordinary quality. Their industry leading partners include Tennessee Log Homes and Vail’s Slifer Designs. The Winterwoods Homes portfolio boasts 18 unique designs. Base prices from $750K - client customization available. For a complimentary design package, contact Brian Chase, Managing Broker www. goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860

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This photo is just a hint of the panoramic view potential of this special lot. With drainfield strategically located to maximize yearround views and more than 1 acre adjoining the National Forest, this is truly a unique Wintergreen mountain setting. With moderate slopes rather than a cliff-edge, you can take full advantage of this spectacular setting. Ideal for a significant mountain estate home. Adjacent 1+ acre parcel also available. Offered at $449,900. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (460104)

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Best of what the mountains have to offer. True ski in/ski out location, beautiful mountain vistas and walking distance to many other amenities and dining options. Tastefully furnished and updated. Gorgeous fireplace creates a cozy après ski atmosphere. Highly desirable - the only first level walk out in Eagles Court on the market. Great rental potential. WPI. $259,000 Call Rod and Christy Phillips 434-987-6399 (468474)

24 Stone Crop Lane

Beautiful 5BR home that shows like new. Two master suites, two living rooms and two fireplaces. Large deck and kitchen for entertaining family & friends. Great location close to Wintergarden Spa & Fitness. Sold with Wintergreen Club Membership sold furnished to immediately enjoy the resort. Kim Chappell, 434-238-2430 or www.ExperienceWintergreen.com (462646)

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2029 Stone Ridge

Lowest priced Stone Ridge on the market! Beautiful two bedroom & two baths Stone Ridge overlooking the golf course. Spectacular views! Don’t wait to see this perfect-location-on-the-mountain, get-a-way! Make it yours! Spacious rooms, deck for entertaining, fireplace, sold fully furnished, Walk to Wintergreen Aquatics & Fitness Center, Tennis, Devils Knob Golf Course, Dining, WPI, Offer price: $212,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: bastide@earthlink.net,. (467148)

631 Far Knob Climb

Rare opportunity to own one of largest mountain-side estate lots in Stoney Creek. With elevations nearing 2,200 feet, it’s one of the community’s highest. Enjoy lower humidity and cooler summer temperatures. Easy 5 minute access to valley amenities. Gorgeous views of the Rockfish Valley. Adjacent 7 acre estate parcel also available. $225,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (460226)

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Stunning Wintergreen Resort Homes & Villas rental property! 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, Chef ’s kitchen w/granite countertops, architect series appliances, breakfast bar, great room w/fireplace, Two Master suites, Library, Spacious driveway w/2-car garage, Perfect for large families and entertaining! A “GOLD” rated Homes & Villas Rental, A family home, w/ excellent investment revenue. Immediate cash flow. Rental history: 2007/27,664.00, 2008/$21,776, 2009 YTD/$5,977.00, Walk to golf, tennis, WPI, Sold fully furnished. Offer price: $485,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: bastide@ earthlink.net. (467468)

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Remarkable lot with mountain and ski slope views on a street of significant mountain homes. Lightly trafficked cul-de-sac translates to peaceful enjoyment of this amazing Blue Ridge Mountain setting. Less than a 5 minute drive to golf, tennis, skiing, dining, and spa services. Bring your own builder or call for recommendations. Build now or hold for investment. Offered at $189,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (460492)

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Large, three bedroom resort condo with updated furnishings. Lower-level with large walk-out patio. Great location near WinterGarden, Nature Center and many amenities. Sold turn-key and ready to enjoy. Listed for $285,000 by Kim Chappell and www.ExperienceWintergreen.com, 434-2382430 (470828)

2103 Fairway Woods

Spacious 3 bedroom home directly on the 18th tee of Devils Knob Golf Course. Serene views, new appliances and fresh paint! Open floor plan with high ceilings and fireplace. Enjoy walking to Devils Grill, Golf course, Tennis center and Spa - your in the middle of many activities. Offered at $259,000. Call Rod Phillips at 434-987-6399. (466583)

2204 Tanners Ridge Great location and value priced at $120,000. This one bedroom condo has a large patio and cozy fireplace. The condo is sold furnished and ready to enjoy Wintergreen. Close to the WinterGarden Center and a WTG Shuttle Stop. Listed by Kim Chappell, www.ExperienceWintergreen.com 434-238-2430 (466971)

58 S. Forest Drive

At one of the highest elevations at Wintergreen, this renovated 6 bedroom mountain chalet could be a great family retreat or continue as a fantastic rental property. New floors, new granite counters, new kitchen cabinets,fresh paint and a paved drive are just a few of the recent upgrades.This was the second highest grossing rental property at the resort last year.Includes WPI right of membership.Hot tub on deck, enjoy the views too.Comes furnished, ready to go for Ski season at Wintergreen! Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 (459563)

2219 Tanners Ridge

Family weekend/summer/ski/golf getaway. Rental revenue cash flow. A winning combination. Wonderfully appointed Wintergreen Resort Homes & Villas property offers “the family and the investor”, the best of both worlds. Charming, rustic one bedroom/one bath, breakfast bar, fireplace, private alcove entry, serene terrace. 2219 Tanners Ridge has it all. Gross rental revenue as follows: 2007-$16,941, 2008-$17,742, 2009 YTD-$4,162. Low listing price coupled with excellent rental revenue=A winner. WPI, Sold Fully Furnished. Offer price: $111,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: bastide@earthlink.net, (467291)

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Valley Green Gallery Artists and Artisans of Virginia

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Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season!

Featured Artist Saturday December 5th Liz McCormack JUST LIZ, Silver Jewelry

Valley Green Center

Route 151, Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, Virginia Wed – Sat, 10-5, Sun & Mon, 11-4

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PHOTOGRAPHY by TOMMY STAFFORD

This year’s opening hunt at Oak Ridge may have been soggy and damp, but things warmed up after riders enjoyed a hunt feast at the Carriage House at Oak Ridge Estate. The club, originally founded in 1887, was reinstituted in 1993 by local author Rita Mae Brown. Rev. Judy Parrish from Trinity Episcopal Church blessed the hounds.

A Blue Ridge Christmas: The Virginia Consort

Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Christmas House Tour

Rockfish Presbyterian Church Nellysford, Virginia

A holiday tradition - Very few tickets remain

Yes! Christmas is just around the corner!!

The Magic of Music Ball: A Night in Old Vienna

Houses open between 1:00-5:00 pm

Friday, April 23, 2010 Veritas Vineyard & Winery

Sunday, December 6, 2009 Stoney Creek Nellysford, Virginia

Tour three homes that have been decorated for the holidays

2010 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival July 5-August 1

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Tax incentive for first-time homebuyers AND current homeowners

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

Don’t delay! This is an opportune time to buy a home. Home prices have dropped, interest rates are low, and the federal government has extended the tax incentive for first-time homebuyers. In addition, the tax credit has been expanded to include current homeowners. Even if you already own a home, you may qualify for a home purchase tax credit. Read more to see how the tax credit has been modified and to see if you qualify to save money by making a “timely” home purchase. Home Purchase Period: The qualifying house hunter has until April 30, 2010 to find a home AND have it under contract. This means that the home must be selected and the contract ratified by this date. The settlement or closing on the home must occur on or before June 30, 2010. Amount of Incentive: The credit is equal to 10% of the cost of the home, up to a maximum credit of

$8,000 for first time buyers and $6,500 for repeat buyers. Homes that cost more than $800,000 are ineligible. Credit Logistics: This is a tax credit, which is even better than a tax deduction because it is subtracted directly from your tax liability. If the credit is more than your total tax liability for the year, you will receive a refund check for the balance. A married buyer filing separately is only eligible for up to a $4,000 credit as a first time home buyer and $3,250 as a repeat home buyer. Eligible Properties: Any single family residence (including a detached, modular, or manufactured home, condo, co-op, townhouse, etc…) that will be used as a principal residence. First-time Homebuyer Qualifications: A first time homebuyer can take advantage of the full $8,000 credit. This is an individual who has not owned a “primary” home for the

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Get results! Call Marlo for all of your real estate needs. Marlo G. Allen

434.996.3525 Email: Marlo@InsistOnThatGirl.com Web: InsistOnThatGirl.com Market Data: HomeValueMarketReport.com

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past three years. For married joint filers, both must meet the first-time buyer criteria to take the credit on a joint return. Opportunity worth noting: As long as you do not own the place that has been your primary residence for the past three years, you may still qualify. In essence, you could own other real estate and still qualify! Current Homeowner (or Repeat Buyer) Qualifications: Existing homeowners who have lived in their current home for five consecutive years out of the past eight years are eligible for up to a $6,500 tax credit when they purchase another primary residence. Opportunity worth noting: Based on current guidelines, the existing homeowner does NOT have to sell the current house to qualify for this tax credit.  However, the home purchased does have to become the new primary residence. Also, there is no requirement that the existing homeowner has to buy “up”, so the

homebuyer could downsize. Income Guidelines: There are income limitations. Individuals with an adjusted gross income up to $125,000 (or $225,000 if filing jointly) are eligible for the full tax credit. The credit is phased down for those earning more. It is not available for those with incomes above $145,000 (or $245,000 if filing jointly). This incentive is good news for buyers and sellers. While the buyer gets the tax credit, a “motivated” seller may be a lot more likely to attract a “motivated” buyer. To better understanding how this tax credit may apply to you, please consult your lender, accountant, or other financial professional.

Marlo Allen, frequently referred to as “That Girl,” calls Nelson County home. In fact, she grew up in Nelson and besides being a Realtor, is a family business partner at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery in Nellysford. Marlo provides real estate services in Nelson and surrounding counties.

Phenomenally Priced View Lot!

This premier Stoney Creek lot is so easy to view as it has its own private walking trail winding through the entire parcel of land. Hike the trail and see for yourself what an incredible mountain view this lot has. As an extra added bonus, at the base of the trail the lot opens up to the golf course and a meandering stream. This is a rare find to get a centrally located lot with access to public water and sewer and with mountain, golf, and stream views! It also has easy access to the resort walking trails to the Clubhouse and to Lake Monocan. Priced below tax assessment!

415 Stoney Creek East Lot #18; 1.36 Acres; $118,000

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Nelson County Non-Profits Take Note! Our winter grant cycle ends December 31, 2009. To apply, or for more information, visit www.cacfonline.org or call 434-361-2626.

Nelson County Community Fund P.O. Box 253, Nellysford, VA 22958

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Christmas House Tour STORY by TOMMY STAFFORD

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The first Christmas House Tour organized by Wintergreen Performing Arts featured one home. This year, the number has tripled. “Folks had so much fun last year we wanted to include more houses this time around,� said Kaye Pietrowicz, the tour’s chairperson. Last year’s tour, which raises money for WPA, featured the home of Hank and Barbara Gibb. “This year Al & Ginny Simpson have opened their home up,� Kaye said. “We call it the sister house to the Gibbs’ home from last year. It will have lots of live musicians, lots of decorations and more.� The Gibb home is a historic home. Contrast that with the newer home of Steve and Margaret Macik on nearby Monacan Drive. As part of the tour, their house will have wine and cheese, along with vendors selling everything from Christmas wreathes to Christmas books. The last stop on the tour takes you to Cedar Meadows to the home of Bobby and Annie Mae Rose. They are planning an extensive Charles Dickens’ Village display. “This is something to see. It not only has the people, it has the trains, it moves. It’s astonishing,� Kaye says. NCL The WPA Christmas House Tour kicks off at 1PM Sunday, December 5. The homes are open until 5PM that day and can be toured in any order. Tickets are available at www.wintergreenperformingarts.org for a cost of $20 in advance until the end of November, or $25 after that and at the door. For more information call 434-361-9097.

Help locally. The Nelson County Community Fund has awarded more than $400,000 to 36 worthy Nelson non-profit organizations. Gifts of any amount are appreciated and are tax deductible. To learn how your dollars can helpyour neighbors, visit cacfonline.org for further information.

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North Branch School celebrated the opening of its annex with singing by its students, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then came the important part: eating a cake replica of the school!

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A Christmas Tradition STORY by JENNIE TAL PHOTOGRAPHY by BEN HERNANDEZ

Some people look forward to a good snow storm in December. Others get excited about Christmas candy or a visit from the man in red. And, yes, there are those who can’t wait for a kiss under the mistletoe. But ask anyone in Afton what they are most excited about this holiday season, and you’re sure to hear about Tom and Mona Ashley’s Christmas light display.

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Once upon a time, the Ashleys went to Kmart and came home with a light up sleigh complete with Santa Claus and reindeer.

You can check out the Ashley’s lights on Bland Wade Road in Afton. And don’t worry about slowing down as you drive by – everyone around you will be doing the exact same thing.

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Fast forward six years and their yard is a must-see for anyone who lives nearby – and many who don’t. “They tell their friends about it, too,” said Mona. “A lot of people that we don’t even know come by.” The Ashleys have come a long way since that one sleigh. Every year they add to their collection. Tom said they probably have about 35 or 40 figurines of all sizes – all twinkling in white and clear Christmas lights – plus a driveway lined with

candy canes and snow men and nearly 20 Christmas trees. “We do have an awfully big yard,” said Mona. But her favorite light-up ornament isn’t on the yard. Her prized possession, a life-size singing, dancing Santa Claus, spends December on the front porch. NCL

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Smoke Signals

STORY by AARON LEE PHOTOGRAPHY by KIM RAFF

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Paul, owner of Paulie’s Pig-Out in Afton, prepares his pulled pork for sandwiches on a stove in his kitchen.

Paul Matheny’s career as a concert tubist began and ended during the same week back in middle school because he couldn’t read music. So, he ditched band class and signed up for home economics. Seemed like a logical move for a kid whose grandmother would put him to work helping her prepare meals at the Miller School in Albemarle County. “I would go with her during the summer and make mash potatoes for 300 people,” Matheny said. In the years since, he’s graduated from lunchroom potatoes to the handpulled Boston butts and dry-rubbed ribs he slow smokes in the parking lot of Paulie’s Pig-Out in Afton. The smoke comes from apple and hickory wood he gets from his land, and the customers, well, they’re stopping from all over. “I can see faces when people drive by,” Matheny said of passersby’ rubbernecking. When they walk through the door, Matheny encourages them to sign the whiteboard walls that cover the waiting-area. Since opening in September, customers from Key West to Massachusetts have put in orders. But while the pork baits people, the sides of baked macaroni and cheese and desserts like coconut custard pie are fast becoming calling cards, Matheny said. “You don’t come here if you’re on a diet,” said Matheny, whose first job, at 14, was in the kitchen at Gaslight in Charlottesville.  “Everything I’ve eaten has been real good,” said landlord John Falls, of Afton, whose family opened Fall’s Grocery in the same location during the mid-1940s and operated it for decades. Paulie’s sits at a crook in the road along Virginia 151 and was most-recently a restaurant specializing in gizzards and livers. Gizzards and livers are on Paulie’s menu, too. Along with baked chicken. And then there’s the rolls and buns that Nancy Foster, a longtime family friend of Matheny, makes. The recipe is the same one she used during 26 and a half years as a lunch lady and cafeteria manager for Albemarle County Schools. “I love BBQ and his is so good,” Foster said. NCL

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sam’sgarden By Sam Saunders Saunders Landscapes, LLC

Christmas DĂŠcor Once again it’s to break out the lights, decorations and ‘Fa, La, La’ for the Christmas season. With a little planning during the landscaping process, you could have an excellent greenery selection of your own to choose from. Although there are many, many options available, here are a few suggestions from my list of favorites:

• New home accessories from Evergreen and Cypress • As Seen on TV section • Scruffy’s corner with pet food and supplies • Clearance section • Webkinz sold here • getting new items everyday • Remember, if you don’t see it, ask if we can order it.

• Kodak Kiosk • Pick-up for King Photo, Rudy’s Dry Cleaners and UPS • Candle of the Month is back • New aromatherapy products from Time and Again • Think Pink section for breast cancer awareness • the Angels ornaments are back

Enjoy a Celebration of Life party after all my treatments are over with! Saturday, January 30 at the Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire & Rescue Deptartment. DJ by Ronald Campbell. Proceeds go to Relay for Life. – Cheryl

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The Greenery The best variety of greenery is Magnolia DD Blanchard which exhibits exquisite foliage of deep green on the top and brown on the bottom. It is best to plant DD Blanchard in plenty of sun and in an area that will allow it to reach its full 30-40 foot height. Just about any florist you speak with will be eyeing any and all large American Boxwoods around this time of the year. Without pruning, this species can get upwards of 8 feet or more so prune and plan carefully. Sun or shade works just fine. Leyland Cypress provides an excellent backbone to any decoration with its deep, rich green foliage. Another added advantage is that Leyland grows like a weed – sometimes adding as much as 2-3 feet per season. Plant in full sun and allow for 25+ feet of growth. Some of the newer varieties of evergreens available include Cryptomeria Yoshino which also boasts excellent growth rates along with very desirable foliage. Allow for 30 feet tall by 15 feet wide when planting. White Pine and Spruce have been solid standbys for years for Christmas greenery. When planting these varieties stick to the species and choose locations that are a fair distance from your home so it can grow to their full size. Plant both in full sun. The Fillers A great filler for wreaths and the like is Winterberry or Ilex verticillata

‘Sprite’. This plant boasts absolutely stunning, dime-sized berries this time of year and they hold well into the holiday season. Choose a full sun site and allow for 4 feet of growth. Don’t forget your male! Another red-berried variety is a cousin to Sprite called Sparkleberry. This variety grows somewhat larger than Sprite but is equally adorned with wonderful red berries. Plant in full sun in a spot allowing for about 6-9 feet of size. Although I would never be a strong advocate of variegated plants, Chamaecyparis ‘Gold Mop’ is a nice touch to the holiday wreath. Plan on ‘Gold Mop’ to grow to around 6 feet in width and height and full blazing sun. One slower growing variety for that golden color with different texture is Aucuba ‘Gold Dust’. This plant really stands out with it mottled yellow color on a deep green leaf. Plant in shade and allow for around 5 feet in height by 4 feet in width. With the breeding that is being performed in the Genus Buxus or the common boxwood, some varieties with very different foliage have emerged including a golden variety called Elegantissima. This variety’s foliage holds well and adds a very stately golden touch to a wreath or other decoration. Plant in part shade and allow enough space to get to around 4 feet tall by 3-4 feet wide. The best blue is the common Blue Spruce. No plant has the combined growth rate (to handle seasonal cuts for decorations) and deep blue color to compete with it. A blue spruce should be planted in full sun and in enough space to allow for a very large specimen. The key in choosing all of these is to be creative in your landscaping as a source, and in your harvesting of these varieties so that your cuts are minimum while young but increase as your plants grow in size. Merry Christmas from all of us here at Saunders Landscapes.

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asktheDr. By Dr. Steve Schmitz Afton Family Medicine Dear Doc, I am tired all the time and I think I have hypothyroidism. What do you think?  I see lots of folks who think there is something medically wrong with them because they are tired. Often, when I hear about their life and schedule, it is no wonder they can’t keep their eyes open!  They are up with the kids early, running around all day, working, playing, watching TV, exercising or not, shopping, and not sleeping a whole lot.  I certainly fall into a pattern like this some days too – “well if I stay up a little later tonight I will get it done...”  What to do about that I don’t know, but it is certainly clear that most of the time people who are tired have a good reason to be that way. But, there are some people who have medical reasons to feel run down, tired, sleepy, or out of energy.  Anemia, sleep apnea, depression, and hypothyroidism are some of the possible causes.  I think the most common thing people think of when they consider whether they have a medical cause for feeling run down is hypothyroidism.  The thyroid is a gland at the bottom of the neck in the front that makes thyroid hormone.  Thyroid

helps to control all kinds of things like: heat and cold tolerance, mood, alertness, hydration, hair and nail health, muscle strength, and weight management. If the thyroid quits working (which can happen for a variety of reasons such as infection or a person’s own immune system destroying the thyroid gland) then all of those systems the thyroid controls can go haywire.  Generally people become tired, down, constipated, cold sensitive, achy, and they gain weight.  A blood test is usually all that is needed to diagnose the problem.  Once found, it is fairly easy to treat by using medicine to replace the missing thyroid hormone.     So, if you have several of the above symptoms, and can’t think of a good reason in your lifestyle to cause them, it probably is worth talking with your doctor about it to see if the testing is warranted for you.  Dr. Steve Schmitz is a licensed medical doctor based in Afton. Have a question for him? Email him at AskTheDr@ nelsoncountylife.com. Sorry, due to the high volume of messages received, personal replies may not be possible. The Editor reserves the right to edit questions for content, accuracy, and length. This column is provided as a service to readers of Nelson County Life Magazine and is not intended to replace the advice of a physician. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult your doctor.

Another reason why people trust Afton Family Medicine

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theperfectfit By Agnes F. Schrider, PT Nelson Physical Therapy

Obstacles Preventing Exercise Do you exercise? Many might answer, “ I don’t have time” or “I tried it for awhile but it didn’t help.” Some may even label themselves “lazy”. Perhaps those responses come quickest to the tongue but there could be a myriad of other reasons why you weren’t successful with exercise. Certainly your work and family schedule can be a huge hurdle but here is a list of other obstacles that may prevent you from starting an exercise program: Seasonal affect disorder (SAD) ADHD Food allergies Insulin instability Lack of sleep Pain Fibromyalgia Depression Perfectionism Toxic relationships Not many would jump into exercise when any of these ailments are

occurring. It can be very difficult to take that first step especially if you feel as you have “failed” in previous attempts at an exercise program. Consider perhaps that your previous attempts at exercise may not have been what your body needed. Regular exercise has been demonstrated to improve management of everything from diabetes to depression. The first step is to communicate your health goals and ailments to your health care provider so that the issue can be treated. Then consult professionals when you are ready to begin an exercise program. For many, education and guidance concerning exercise parameters may take a few sessions but the investment in your health is worth it. Agnes F. Schrider, PT is a licensed physical therapist, fitness trainer, and certified golf fitness trainer based in Nellysford. Have a question for her? Email her at ThePerfectFit@ nelsoncountylife.com. Sorry, due to the high volume of messages received, personal replies may not be possible. The Editor reserves the right to edit questions for content, accuracy, and length. This column is provided as a service to readers of Nelson County Life Magazine and is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed professional. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult a health professional.

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leisureguide HAMNER THEATER

www.thehamnertheater.com • 434.361.1999

food&dining Ambrosia Bakery & Deli 2192 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.9661 Basement Bistro 632 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8305 Basic Necessities 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1766 Blue Ridge Pig 2198 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1170 Chen’s 73 Calohill Dr., Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8865

Afton House Bed & Breakfast and Cottages 31 Afton Lane, Route 6 East, Afton, VA • 540.456.6759 Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast 10273 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA • 540.456.6844 Camp Blue Ridge Montebello, VA • 540.377.2413 Cox’s Creek Cottage 296 C & C Lane, Roseland, VA • 434.277.5566 Dutch Haus Bed & Breakfast 655 Fork Mountain Lane, Montebello, VA • 540.377.2119 Fallen Oak Bed & Breakfast 353 Mimosa Lane, Faber, VA • 434.361.1011

Chirios Pizza Valley Shopping Center 2777 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.9188

Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast 929 Wilson Hill Rd (Rt. 665), Arrington, VA • 877.263.7750

Copper Mine Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8090

Horseshoe Mountain Lodge Roseland, VA • 434.361.2525

D’Ambola’s 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA • 540.456.4556

Le Bleu Ridge Bed & Breakfast 27 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA • 434.361.1213

Turn the clock back & bring in the New Year on Hamner Time! Potluck, Improv, Dancing, Games

Devils Grill Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8100

The Mark Addy 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1101

IMPROV is Back! Free improv with the Hamner Improv Troupe every Monday. Call 434 361 1999

The Edge Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8080

The Meander Inn 3100 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1121

The Fountain Room at The Mark Addy 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1101

The Meeting Place 825 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Wintergreen, VA • 434.361.2380

The Java Depot 80 Mosby Run., Nellysford, VA • 434.361.0221

Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort 15072 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA • 540.377.2650

Lovingston Cafe 165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8000

North Fork Cottages 697 North Fork Road, Tyro, VA • 540.377.2007

Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books 924 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.6660

The Orchard House Bed & Breakfast 9749 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.7747

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8110

Walton’s Mountain B&B 6401 Rockfish River Rd, Schuyler, VA • 434.831.1384

Thai Mex II Valley Green Shopping Center, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1400

Resort Reservations & Country Cottages Afton, VA • 540.456.8300

Thai Siam Take-Out 4137 Tye Brook Highway, Colleen, VA • 434.263.8577

Royal Oaks Cabins in the Mountains 45 Royal Oaks Lane, Love, VA • 800.410.0627

Vito’s Italian Restaurant 8181 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8688

Sarah’s Mountain Retreat Cabin 406 Fish Hatchery Lane, Montebello, VA • 540.377.6458

Vito’s Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria 2842 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.9170

Shadow Mountain Rentals 15644 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA • 757.424.2884

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Simpson’s Hollow Bed & Breakfast 580 Simpsons Lane, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.6380

The Homecoming, by Earl Hamner Directed by Boomie Pedersen ONSTAGE Thu. - Sun., Nov. 19 to Dec. 13

Third Annual Geezer New Year’s

Call 434-361-1999 for reservations & info

The Hamner Theater @ The Rockfish Valley Community Center 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, Virginia • www.thehamnertheater.com The Hamner Theater is a non-profit 501(c)(3) project of the Rockfish Valley Community Center in Nelson County.

Acorn Inn Bed & Breakfast 2256 Adial Rd, Faber, VA • 434.361.9357

The White Pig Bed & Breakfast 5120 Irish Road, Schuyler, VA • 434.831.1416

Destination Weddings & Elopement In Virginia Beach or mountains Packages 757-321-0348

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Kelly’s 5060 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Faber, VA • 434.361.1169

Wintergreen Resort Wintergreen, VA • 800.266.2444

Foxfire Gifts 954 Beech Grove Road, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.2202

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Garden Trade 71 River Road (Rt. 6), Faber, VA • 434.263.8786

Afton Mountain Vineyards 234 Vineyard Lane, Afton, VA • 540.456.8667 Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Rt. 151), Afton, VA • 540.456.8020 Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery 9423 Batesville Rd, Afton, VA • 540.456.8400 DelFosse Vineyards & Winery 500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, VA • 434.263.6100 Devils Backbone Brewing Company 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA • 434.361.1001 Flying Fox Vineyard 27 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, VA • 434.361.1692 Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1266 Lovingston Winery 885 Freshwater Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8467 Mountain Cove Vineyards 1362 Fortunes Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.5392 Veritas Vineyards & Winery 145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA • 540.456.8000 Wintergreen Vineyard & Winery 426 Winery Lane, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.2519

gifts&antiques Afton House Antiques 31 Afton House Lane, Afton, VA • 540.942.2993 a.m. FOG 9264 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.7100 Black Rock Gallery The Mountain Inn, Wintergreen, VA • 434.325.2200 x.8228 Blossom’s Flowers, Gifts & Crafts 911 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8227 Blue Moon Antique Mall & Bookstore 8230 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8890 Cat Rock Antiques 9704 Patrick Henry Hwy, Roseland, VA • 434.277.8049 Claudia’s Florist & Gifts 121 Main Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.5848

Hughes Mews Antiques 2471 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA • 540.456.7237 Logos of Wintergreen Mountain Inn Lodge, Wintergreen, VA • 434.325.1125 Lovingston Antiques 924 Front St., Lovingston, VA • 434.263.6660 Mountain Vision Pottery 2019 Beech Grove Road, Roseland, VA • 434.361.1725 Notforgotten Farm 3530 Tye River Road, Tye River, VA • 434.263.6508

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SPCA Thrift Store 4791 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, VA • 434.263.8788

Valley Green Gallery Valley Green Center (Rt. 151), Nellysford, VA • 434.361.9316

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Rockfish Gap Country Store Intersection of Rts 250 and 151, Afton, VA • 540.456.6112

Tuckahoe Antique Mall 4202 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.2121

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a.m.FOG 9264 Critzer’s Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.7100 Critzer Family Farm 9388 Critzer Shop Road (Rt. 151), Afton, VA • 540.456.4772 Dickie Brothers Orchard 2552 Dickie Road, Massies Mill, VA • 434.277.5516 Drumheller’s Orchard 1130 Drumheller Orchard Ln., Lovingston, VA • 434.263.5036 Fitzgerald’s Orchard 728 Harper’s Creek Lane, Tyro, VA • 434.277.5798 Flippin-Seaman, Inc. – Seaman & Silver Creek Orchards 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA • 434.277.5824 Saunders Brothers Orchard 2717 Tye Brook Hwy (Rt. 56), Piney River, VA • 434.277.5455 The Apple Shed 14815 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8843

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eat local. Ambrosia Bakery and Deli 2192 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford 434-361-9661

Devils Grill Devils Knob Golf Course 434-325-8100

Ann’s Family Restaurant 1170 Thomas Nelson Highway Lovingston 434-263-8110

Devils Backbone Brewing Company 200 Mosbys Run Roseland 434-361-1001

Basement Bistro 632 Front Street, Lovingston 434-263-8305

The Edge Wintergreen Resort 434-325-8080

Basic Necessities Café 2226 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford 434-361-1766

The Fountain Room at The Mark Addy Inn 434-361-1101

Black Bear Café 131 Blue Ridge Drive Wintergreen 434-325-2040

The Java Depot 80 Mosby Run, in the Village at Glen Mary. Off Route 664. 434-361-2324

Blue Ridge Pig 2198 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford 434-361-1170

Lovingston Café and Lounge 165 Front Street, Lovingston 434-263-8000

Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Rt. 151) Afton 540-456-8020

McDonald’s Highway 29 in Lovingston 434-263-8066

Chicken Coop 40 Front Street Lovingston 434-263-7818

Pauli’s Pig Out 7376 Rockfish Valley Hwy Afton 434-361-2001

Chen’s Chinese 73 Callohill Drive, Lovingston 434-263-8869

Stoney Creek Bar and Grill Stoney Creek Golf Course Nellysford 434-325-8110

Chirio’s Pizza Valley Green Shopping Center 2777 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford 434-361-9188

Subway Annie Land Plaza, Highway 29 65 Callohill Drive Lovingston 434-263-6800

Colleen Deli & Catering 4071 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington 434-263-8600

Thai Mex II Valley Green Shopping Center Nellysford 434-361-1400

Colleen Drive-In 4105 Thomas Nelson Highway Arrington 434-263-5343

Thai Siam Take-Out Route 56 west, 4137 Tye Brook Highway 434-263-8577

Copper Mine Restaurant Wintergreen Resort 434-325-8090. D’Ambola’s Route 151, 9278 Rockfish Valley Highway Afton 540-456-4556

Vito’s Italian Restaurant Highway 29, 8181 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston 434-263-8688 Highway 151, 2842 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford 434-361-9170

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thursday december 6 december 3 Hamner Theater presents Earl Hamner’s The Homecoming The return, after three years, of the beloved family Christmas story, The Homecoming, by Earl Hamner. Performances will take place Thu. – Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Visit www.thehamnertheater.com for more information. 434-361-1999

Wintergreen Performing Arts: Christmas House Tour Wintergreen Performing Arts presents a Christmas House Tour Sunday, Dec. 6, between 1-5 pm. Tour three homes in Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek neighborhood (off Route 151 in Nellysford, VA) that have been beautifully and thoughtfully decorated for Christmas. Enjoy refreshments and live music, and shop for decorations and gift items at the holiday boutique. Adult: $25, youth (age 17 and under): $5, online or at the door. Tickets will be available at all three houses and the houses may be visited in any order. 1pm-4pm. 434-325-8292

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Music at The Java Depot : Broda “Broda”, singer/songwriter extarodinaire. Acoustic americana vocals with guitar and keyboard. You will enjoy this performance. Light dinner available 6-9 NO COVER. 80 Mosby Run. 434-361-2324

saturday december 5 Tye River Pottery Winter Sale Please come share cider and tales with us and see the latest pots fresh from our recent 7 day wood firing. Noah Hughey-commers , Kevin’s apprentice will be showing his work and guest artist, Rose Valentino, will be offering her custom kimono jackets and her jewelry. We look forward to showing you our work and kiln and introducing you to two of Nelson County’s finest young artists. Dec. 5-6, 10 – 5 434-263-4065 Relay For Life – Team Kidd’s At Heart Christmas Gospel Music Show Performers include: The Fortune Family, Adial Baptist Church Trio, Melissa Morris, Tina Taylor, and many more. $5.00 Admission. $5.00 Dinner Plate (Fried Chicken). All proceeds to benefit American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Nelson County. 3pm - 7pm. Nelson County High School – Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston 434-263-5305 RVCC Holiday Community Market Rockfish Valley Community Center’s third, annual Holiday Market will feature artisan cheeses, eggs, beef, chicken & pork, plus seasonal veggies, fresh baked goods & candy. Additionally there will be local artisans and crafters, fresh & dried holiday wreaths and trees with live musical entertainment. A pancake breakfast & delicious lunch round out the event. 9am. 190 Rockfish School Lane. Afton, VA. 434-361-0100

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Williamsburg Swag Workshop at Pharsalia Don Haynie from Buffalo Springs Farm will lead this workshop in creating the traditional door swag as seen Williamsburg. An assortment of greens, cones, fruit and berries will be used. Lunch included. Go to www. pharsaliaevents.com for more information or call for details. 10:30 am. 2333 Pharsalia Road Tyro, VA. 434-277-5231

wednesday december 9 Holiday Baking with Claudia Gibson at Pharsalia Join us for an afternoon of creative Holiday Baking! We’ll make sweet and savory items for gift giving, seasonal appetizers for holiday parties and share packing ideas. Lunch and recipes included. Go to www.pharsaliaevents.com. 11:00 am. 2333 Pharsalia Road Tyro, VA. 434-277-5231

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Music At The Java Depot: Jan Smith “Jan Smith’s deceptively simple tunes sparkle with freshness and originality,” said Performing Songwriter magazine. The Louisville native’s roots originals combine folk music with the country and bluegrass of her present home in the mountains of central Virginia. Hear this local favorite in intimate solo performances the second Friday of every month at Java Depot in Wintergreen.” Light Dinner available 6-9 pm. NO COVER 434-361-2324

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The Wintergreen Nature Foundation would like to thank all those who made the 16th Annual Sara Ott Memorial Golf Classic such a great success!

Special thanks to our Signature Sponsors Ott Family The Daly Family

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US Marines at Wintergreen, The Consulting Network, Roy & Barbara McDaniels, Jim & Gana Dunlop, The Retired Army Officers at Wintergreen, Navy at Wintergreen, VA Tech Alumni, UVA Alumni & Fans, VMI Alumni, Randolph College Alumni, Earl & Yvonne Behm, Rice & Rice, Merrill Lynch - Charlottesville, DSW Consulting, Wills, Saunders & Co., Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties, Virginia Tent Rental, TLK, BB&T, Thompson Real Estate, Contemporary Women’s Health Care, Helen Brown, Rosewood Village at Wintergreen, DelFosse Vineyards & Winery, Wintergreen Real Estate Company, Wintergreen Home Owner Services, Doug and Mary Wolf, RodRunners, The Taste of Wine, Commonwealth Appraisal Corporation, Vito’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Nelson Physical Therapy and Bormann General Contractors

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Shenandoah Valley Office Equipment/Konica, Elliott Chevrolet, McDonough Toyota, Volvo of Charlottesville, Snead Ford, Staunton Hyundai and Pearson Chrysler Jeep

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The weather was beautiful for the second annual Nelson County Band Fundraising Golf Tournament at Stoney Creek Golf Course.  The competition was tough this year and congratulations go out to Linda Smith for winning the longest drive, Steve Dixon won closest to the pin and the team (sponsored by Greg Lipscomb from Hickman’s Grocery) of Jeremy Fogus, Marshal White, Chet Rhodes and Steve Dixon were the overall winners with a score of 67 Wintergreen Performing Arts: A Blue Ridge Christmas Wintergreen Performing Arts presents A Blue Ridge Christmas with The Virginia Consort, Judith Gary, conductor, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm at the Rockfish Presbyterian Church, 5016 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA. What would the holiday season be without this annual event? Tickets are $30 and are limited to the first 180, so order yours soon: www.wintergreenperformingarts.org. 4pm. Rockfish Presbyterian Church. 434-325-8292 SPCA “Paws With Claus” @ Blue Moon Antique Mall Have your pet(s) photographed with Santa, Sunday, December 13th between 1:00 and 4:00 PM at The Blue Moon Antique Mall, Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston. This event is sponsored by the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County to benefit The Almost Home Pet adoption Center. 8230 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston. 1pm. 434-263-7722

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Bethlehem Alive 2009 Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains just a stone’s throw from the intersection of the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway a wonderful event is being carried out. Some call it “the greatest story ever told,” some call it “a Christmas miracle,” but for the several hundred workers who will come together for the 10th season December 18-22 nightly at Hebron Baptist Church in Afton, Virginia, it’s not so much what it is called, but how they are called to take part in this true Christmas story. 66 Tanbark Drive, Afton, VA. 6pm. 540-456-6863

Music At The Java Depot Central Virginia Blues Society open jam! Join us for coffee,dessert and blues! 7-9 pm for us early risers. No cover, great acoustics. Light dinner available 6-8 pm. 80 Mosby Run. 434-361-2324

Afton Service Center, Dianne Crannis, AMFog, Anne & Dave Quanbeck, Anne & Doug Wood, Barbara & Tom Marker, Basic Necessities, Beech Grove Beauty Salon, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Birdwood, Charlottesville Golf Center, Chirio’s Pizza, D’Ambola’s, Dahne & Chip Morgan, DelFosse Vineyards & Winery, Devil’s Backbone Brewery, Earl & Yvonne Behm, Ellen English, The Ott Family, Hamilton’s, Homestead, Hot Cakes, BION, Jazz Rascals, Blue Ridge Grocery, Jack Breckinridge, John & Cindy Coy, Kelly’s Garden Center, Keswick Hall, Kevin Blackburn, Kingsmill, Lynn Goldman Designs, Paul Shaffer, Nan Rothwell, Rio Hill Wine & Gourmet Shop, Ruthie Hamner, Sarah & Bob Scott, The Thibodeau Family, TWNF Plant Propagation Project, Vera Jones, Veritas, Village Realty, Whole Foods Market, Wintergreen Partners, Inc., Jim & Sylvia Stafford, Jack & Glorai Daly, Linda Russell, Jeff & Shirley Badke, Ben Hernandez, The Beauty Salon, Stedman House, Rockfish Gap Country Store, Grandma’s Bait, Blue Ridge Pig, Susan McSwain, Susie Frederick, Wright’s Style, Ambrosia, Sue Carlson, The Golden Horseshoe, Barbara Floersch, Rockfish Outfitters, The Ski Barn, Kathy Knowles, Ned Martin & Nancy Spangler, Kathy Gunner, The Ivy Inn, Puppyville Parlor Grooming, Bill & Nancy McIntyre, Margaret Macik, Ralph Frink, Pat & Steve Siragusa, Andrew Minton Jewelers, Stoney Creek Auto, Sunspots Studios, The Virginia Shop

This wonderful event would not be possible without the dedication of the Golf Classic Committee and Volunteers.

saturday dec. 19 Rudolph Kaufman Art Opening at THE JAVA DEPOT The Java Depot invites you to the opening of the art exhibition “People and Places” by local artist Rudolph Kaufman, Saturday Dec 19, 2009, 5-7 pm. The paintings will remain on exhibit through January 15. 80 Mosby Run. 5-7pm. 434-361-2324

thursday dec. 31 New Years Eve Dance @ Lovingston Firehouse Doors open at 8:00pm. 18 yrs and older. BYOB $20.00 per ticket. High and Dry will be the band. Tickets on sale now. Lovingston Firehouse Lovingston, VA. 434-326-6209

Want to be included in our datebook? Visit NelsonCountyLife.com and click on “Submit an Event.” We’ll try to publish as many events as possible, space permitting. Deadline for next month’s issue is the 15th. Sorry neighbors, event MUST be in Nelson County or benefit an organization in Nelson County to be included in the print edition. Events in area counties can be included online, however.

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Nelson County Community Fund STORY by WOODY GREENBERG PHOTO by PAUL PURPURA

The Local Food Hub recently wheeled in more than 400 pounds of potatoes to The Nelson County Pantry in Lovingston. The Pantry is one of several area charities who have received help from the Nelson County Community Fund. For more information, you can write to them at P.O. Box 253, Nellysford, VA 22958. The economy has not been kind to non-profits, particularly those that serve the low-income community. Foundation support has diminished as endowments fell with the downturn in the stock market. Businesses struggling with declining demand cut back on donations. And here in Nelson County, the Opportunity Ball, which was one of the largest fundraisers for local non-profit organizations, has been cancelled as directors of the Nelson County Community Fund decided it should not be held this year because of challenging economic times. In place of the Opportunity Ball, the NCCF is soliciting donations by mail, hoping that the holiday spirit will inspire an outpouring of help-thy-neighbor charitable giving. Over at the Nelson County Food Pantry, one of the beneficiaries of the NCCF, the volunteers who pack food for people who have fallen on hard times are hoping for the best. The NCCF has awarded $400,000 to 36 different area non-profits since its inception ten years ago. The NCCF operates as a clearing house for tax-deductible donations, which are then targeted for worthy non-profit programs and organizations serving the county. “The bottom line is that in these economic times, there are more and more people in need of

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assistance, particularly with their food budgets,” says Dick Nees, president of the Pantry’s board of directors. “Our client list has grown by 30 percent over the past 18 months. There are people coming here who have never been here before, never asked for help before.” The Pantry was organized in 1997 by concerned citizens and several local church ministers. Operating at first out of the basement of the old St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lovingston, today the Pantry has its own building on the grounds of the new St. Mary’s just north of the village of Lovingston. Every month the Pantry packs and distributes food to more than 300 households representing more than 750 individuals, according to Marian Dixon, vice president. It is operated solely by community volunteers and students from North Branch School and, in the past, Nelson County High School. Dixon says they ordered 350 turkeys for Thanksgiving. She hoped it would be enough. If the Pantry uses NCCF grants to help feed people, the Monticello Area Community Action Agency concentrates on the need for shelter. According to MACAA’s Margaret Morton, from May to October, 2009, five families have received assistance in paying their mortgages to avoid fore-

closure. Each of these families had fallen on hard times after being laid off or having their hours at work substantially reduced. Prior to this they were earning anywhere from $50,000 to $110,000 a year and had never received assistance from MACAA or any other agencies. The families were also referred to other MACAA programs that provide financial counseling to help them avoid foreclosure in the future. MACAA has also used NCCF grant money to help with families’ rent payments. MACAA has received $15,000 from NCCF over the past two years, and Morton says much of it has been going to help people with their electric bills. “There are more this year than ever before,” she says, noting that many people have sharply higher bills due to recent rate increases. MACAA has also helped a woman with colon cancer and other medical needs with a new air conditioner to make her days more comfortable. The NCCF has also made grant awards to the Blue Ridge Medical Center, the Dental Trailer at the Rockfish Valley Community Center, and the Nelson County Community Development Foundation, which helps low income families with emergency home repairs and builds homes for low- and moderate-income people. NCL

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Hand Painted Clipper Ship Headboard Great hand painted wooden headboard. Would mount to a metal bed frame (full size). Has a clipper ship anchor etc. Measures just over 5 feet tall by 54 inches wide. Probably once had posters going up on each side/end ~ Someone could put croquet balls on it to look like cannon balls. Shows lot of evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $95 Antique Oak Chest of Drawers Painted Green Great oak bow front chest of drawers from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Measures 33 inches tall by 40 inches wide by 20 inches deep. Has glass knobs that look great. Was painted a nice shade of green that we like ~ Or you can repaint it. Bottom drawer is a little tight but still works. Shows lots of evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. www. covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $125 Antique Chest of Drawers ~ Carved Pulls ~ Shabby Great antique chest of drawers with carved figural pulls. Probably dates from the 1870s to 1880s. Measures 34 inches tall by 38 inches wide by 17 inches deep. Made of pine & was probably originally cottage painted & later picked up the greenish gray it is now~ Looks good to us. Has had some restoration over the years with some replaced drawer bottoms ~ nicely done. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. www.covesvillestore. com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $115 Antique Grain Painted Work

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Table Great antique poplar work table or large stand. Was nicely grain painted & we think the paint is original or at least antique paint. Measures 30 inches tall by 33 inches wide by 23 inches deep. Has mortised construction with hand planed boards & glue blocks in place so it was hand made most likely during the 1800s. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age. Good Condition. www.covesvillestore. com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $95 Pair of Antique Pressed Back Chairs Great pair of solid wood pressed back chairs. Measure 36 inches tall by 16 ½ inches wide by 14 inches deep. Seats are 17 inches off of the floor. Date from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Looks like mixed woods including oak with a golden oak finish. Show normal evidence of use, wear & age. Good Condition. www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $60 Antique Iron & Brass Fancy Bed Great antique iron & brass bed from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Was painted a nice shade of white ~ Could be touched up or repainted. Is missing one small finial but I think we have a good substitution. Headboard measures 54 inches stall by about 50 inches wide. Rails are 73 inches long. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age. Good Condition. www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $150 Antique Oak Spoon Carved Chest of Drawers Great antique oak chest of drawers that probably dates from the 1880s to 1890s. Decoration was carved by hand. Measures 36 inches wide by 30 inches tall by 17 inches deep. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age. Good Condition. www.covesvillestore. com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $125

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repainted or left as is for a Shabby Chic look. To give you an idea of size, the table top measures 38 inches in diameter by 28 inches tall. The chairs are original to the table & are proportional in size. This is a great set in good shape. www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store ALBEMARLE COUNTY 434-295-9496 $495 Very Large Old Arch Shelf Great old or vintage architectural shelf with an arched top. The wood was bent to form the top. Painted off white. Has 4 shelves ~ You would need to put pegs in the holes for the other 2 shelves. Measures 84 inches tall by 54 inches wide by 10 inches deep (That is BIG!) Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age. www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store ALBEMARLE COUNTY 434-295-9496 $125 Pair Antique Wooden Wagon Wheels Great pair of antique wooden wagon wheels with iron or steel rims. Have most of their original black paint. Measure 38½ inches in diameter by 1¼ inches wide at the rims. One of the rims needs to be pounded back flush on the wheel ~ We’re not sure how to do this, or you could leave it as it is. Show normal evidence of use, wear & age. www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store ALBEMARLE COUNTY 434-295-9496 $150 Antique Grain Painted Bench/Pew Great antique solid pine bench or church pew. This listing is for 1 bench/pew only ~ We may list others in the future. The pine was hand grain painted to resemble a more exotic wood. Measures 68 inches long by up to 17 inches deep ~ Top of the seat is about 17 inches off of the floor ~ The back is about 30 inches off of the floor. Shows wear to the paint from normal use ~ Good Condition . www. covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $145

SOLD! - Antique Grain Bin Great antique bin for grain, flour, feed or something similar. Looks like it dates from the late 1800s, maybe the 1880s. Measures 34 inches tall by 27 inches wide by 18 inches deep. Lid just sets in place & never had hinges. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age . Good Condition. www. covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $150

Antique Primitive Work Table ~Drawers/Old Paint Great antique hand made primitive work table with drawers. Made of hand planed pine. Has nice old paint ~ Looks like ox blood red. We’re thinking it dates from the early 1900s or earlier. Measures 46 inches wide by 25 inches deep by 31 inches tall. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. www.covesvillestore. com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $175

Old/Vintage French Patio Set Great old 5 piece patio set with strong French lines. Made of cast aluminum. Shows nice wear overall. Could be

Antique Pine Federal Mantle Great antique pine Federal mantle. We think it dates from the late 1700s or early

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1800s. Has peeling white paint over some type of wash or milk paint. Looks like the left side was against a wall or other cabinet ~ Don’t think it was cut but just made for a specific spot. Measures 56 inches tall by 55 inches wide ~ opening measures 41 inches tall by 44 inches wide. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition . www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $195 Antique Enamel Cement Sign Great old or antique enamel on steel sign. Reads “Security Portland Cement” ~ In small print reads “Balto Enamel and Nov Co. Balto & 200 Fifth Ave NW”. Measures 6 feet long by 20 inches tall. Shows lots of evidence of use, wear & age (see pics) ~ Pretty Good Condition. www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $180 Lg Old/Vintage Champion Spark Plug Metal Sign Great large & heavy old/vintage Champion Spark Plug metal sign. Reads “Rake’s Body Shop Champion”. Measures about 5 feet wide by 41 inches tall. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Pretty Good Condition. www.covesvillestore.com Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $95

FURNITURE Drexel Heritage Dresser Beautiful New Drexel Heritage 4 drawer dresser. Posted By: Bo Holland 22920 - Afton 434-361-0100 $600

HOME & GARDEN Baldwin Console Piano For Sale Baldwin Console Piano For Sale with beautiful walnut finish. Like-New condition. Terrific Sound. Looks great. Comes with matching bench. Can arrange delivery. Posted By: Joel Cook NELSON COUNTY (434) 946-5344 $2450 OBO Steinway Grand Piano Model L For Sale with lovely Queen Ann cabinet Steinway Grand Piano Model L For Sale. Like New! Comes with full warranty. Fantastic Sound. Excellent Touch. Looks Great. Beautiful walnut finish. Posted By: Joel Cook NELSON COUNTY (434) 9465344 $29,500 OBO Firewood Firewood seaoned and split to face cord specs. Not sure what a face cord is? Check out www.woodheat.org for information on firewood cords and specs. We did. $75 per face cord or $95 delievered within 10 miles of your location. Call us for

details. Posted By: Dempsey 22920 - Afton (434) 263-6135 $75 you pick up

SPORTING GOODS Kayak-Dagger RPM Dagger-RPM Kayak with spray skirt and paddle. Very good condition. Posted By: Bo Holland 22920 - Afton 434-760-3090 $400 guitar yamaha guitar, new cond., model fg- 730,with custom upgrade. Posted By: t.c. harvey 24599 - Wingina 434-352-8763 $350 16 ft Crestliner Super Hawk Fishing Boat w Honda 4-stroke One owner welded metal “lifetime” hull, walk-thru windshield; full canvas for all-weather fishing. Matched trailer with spare tire. Honda 4 stroke; low hours and in great shape. Comes with new GPS/fishfinder and extras. Garage kept…need the room! MSRP $7,499. Posted By: H. B. Graves 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 434-989-1044 $5500 21 ft Chinook Motor Home One owner; I will sell now or drive another 100,000+ miles. Currently 94k miles and in excellent condition. Honest 13mpg. Loaded…sleeps 2 – 4 but is really a 2 person, very high end RV. $100,000 new. 3 burner gas stove; fridge/freezer; safe; roof air; heat; bath with shower; Corian counters with 2 basin sink; solid oak cabinets; dinnette and couch; hitch; solar panel; always carefully maintained in top condition. Power seats, ready for the road. Posted By: H. B. Graves 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-989-1044 $28,000

SERVICES Piano Sales and Service ( Tuning and Repairs) New and Used Pianos For Sale at Great Savings! All pianos come with warranty. Piano Tuning and Repairs at afforadable prices. Posted By: Joel Cook NELSON COUNTY (434) 9465344 $75 AND UP Rockin\’ All Nite Long DJ Services Website: WWW.D-J4U.COM. Rockin\’ All Nite Long offers music for any occasion, with an almost unlimited variety of music from the 1920s up. We are available for Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Engagements, Graduations, Holidays, Retirements, Reunions, Retreats, Company functions, Community events, Fund raisers, and other special occasions. Please call us at 540.885.6614 or e-mail us at trgww@ntelos.net and tell us about your plans. Posted By: Al Leichter AUGUSTA COUNTY 540.885.6614 $400 AND UP

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