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P.O. Box 747/3079 Rockfish Valley Highway | Wintergreen, V A 22958 | (434) 361-0500 (800) 325-2200  NELSON COUNTY LIFE JUNE 2010


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Horizons Mountain Field Trail Parcel

190 Satinwood Lane

This handsome, upscale 4 BR, 3.5 BA home is located in a very special community. Easy drive to Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Nellysford and Wintergreen. It has beautiful cherry kitchen cabinets and a breakfast bar that opens to the dining/living areas, a stone fireplace in the living room and a family room downstairs Gorgeous mountain views to enjoy from deck or slate patio (with fire pit). 3258 sq ft. $595,000 Call John McKeithen 434 906-0427

A fine interior lot with potential southern exposure and modest mountain views. Includes a stream within the boundary offering a small pond opportunity. Near Nellysford and Wintergreen Resort. The C&R’s promote good land stewardship and the community has nearly 100 acres of “common land” including Rockfish River frontage. The proposed building site offers excellent privacy and pleasant topography. $129,000 Call Charlie Wineberg 434 996-7336

Fan Mountain Lane

560 Gullysville Road

1320 Old Ridge Road

Unique mountain property minutes from C’Ville: 39 wooded acres with beautiful mountain views year round. Live off the grid in the 2- level, 1 BR cabin, bath, kitchen, living area, large deck. A two tank cistern provides water, propane powers the refrigerator and stove and a solar configuration offers basic electric needs, with a wood stove for heat. This property adjoins the UVA Observatory, so the gated road is private/maintained. $249,000

FANTASTIC MOUNTAIN GETAWAY 30 min. from Cville. Rustic, 1432 s.f., 3BR, 2BA cabin has a beautiful fireplace and lots of decks to enjoy the views. 6 very private mountainside acres. Electricity supplied by a functioning whole house generator and propane powers the stove and refrigerator also. A unique opportunity at a super reasonable price. $169,000

Don’t be deceived by the picture! This like new home offers nearly 2600 finished sq ft of living space, including 4 BR, 3.5 BA, a bonus family room in the basement, and laminate floors all situated on 2.4 private acres. Just completed new landscaping and interior painting. Located only 1.5 miles from Rt. 29, and only 35 min to Charlottesville. A must see home! $269,900. Call Chastity Morgan 434 941-5883

What a great buy! This well-maintained 2005 home is in a private location with a spacious yard. It has one level living with a full, walk-out, unfinished basement. Lots of room for expansion! Cozy home with a wood burning fireplace, 3 BR, 2 BA and large garage. Close to Nellysford and Wintergreen and 30 minutes to Charlottesville. Big price reduction. $249,000 Call Julie Bendle 434 996-8669

WINTERGREEN RESORT 199 E. Catoctin Drive

Priced to sell!!! Beautiful mountain home on the 12th green with wonderful Shenandoah Valley and mountain vistas. This home has all of the conveniences of an outstanding second home. Beautiful stone entrance, maintenance free living, large Trex decks, 6 BR, 5.5 BA, 2 laundry rooms, custom kitchen with double dishwashers, ceramic tile and carpet throughout and a beautiful stone fireplace in great room. This home is great for entertaining and large family gatherings. $849,900 WPI Call Sharon Stacey 434 962-0719

Rock Springs Parcel

Approximately 20 acres with nice mountain views and privacy. Babbling creek is one boundary. Located only min from Rt. 29 and only 35 min to Charlottesville. $159,900 13.1 acres available for $110,000. 6.85 acres available for $60,000

Three Ridges 460

121 Chestnut Lane

Private location at end of a cul-de-sac with seasonal mountain views. Main level of house has 3 BR, 2 BA and downstairs level has 1 BR, BA and living area that makes a great separate area for rental or guests. Pass through gas fireplace warms living and family room. Needs some TLC but it’s worth it! $299,000

Have a great ski condo at Wintergreen at 1/3 the price! 1/3 ownership in this great 1 BR condo is yours for only $50,000. A great way to enjoy the Resort without the expense of full ownership. Call for details. Also sold in its entirety for $119,000. Owner/agent

99 Beech Drive

Views! Views! Views! Watch the sun rise and set from this gracious Wintergreen home offering unobstructed 200 degree views from multi-level decks and floor to ceiling windows in the great room. This 4 BR, 3.5 BA home with gourmet kitchen, den/family room and lots of storage space makes this the perfect home for enjoying the Wintergreen experience. Furnished. $1,175,000 WPI Call Lois Armel 434 325-6772








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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 ................................... 38 classifieds ................................... 39

on the cover Photographer: Norm Shafer Elizabeth VanDeventer, owner of Davis Creek Farm in Nelson County holds a broiler in one of the farm’s pastures after doing the morning chores. Every day the broilers are moved to a new spot of fresh grass, and fed and watered. Story on page 10.

from thepublishers The only thing growing faster than the grass is Adam’s bangs. Which is a good thing because it means the boy’s growing, right? He gave us a little scare the other week when he started turning down milk. The boy loves his milk but for some reason, it seemed like he was trying to outgrow it. So we went on a cheese hunt. Fresh mozzarella balls were already in the basket. So was a small brick of goat cheese. We’re not an eatfood-samples-at-the-grocery-store family but when we pushed the cart by a lady cutting up string cheese, we thought it was meant to be and God was watching over us. So Adam took one and put it in his mouth. Then he gave it back. So we’re eating dinner later that night and we put a few eye balls – I mean mozzarella balls – on his plate. Aside from peas, anything that rolls around on Adam’s ends up somewhere else. The dogs know this. The good news is Adam ate his peas and some rice and once he had cleared the cheese, he reached for his milk and finished it. Good boy. Perhaps he is mirroring my strange first trimester food aversions. I’m not

really a believer in pregnancy cravings; I’d rather call them stupid food impulses. Like the time a bag of beef sticks with a box of rocky road fudge looked good to me. That’s a stupid food impulse. There was the time about ten years ago Tommy and I were working on a tornado story in Nowhere, Arkansas and we stopped to eat lunch at a place in nearby Somewhere, Arkansas. My stupid impulse: Hot fudge sundae and a side of fries. I bet Adam would eat that. Enjoy! Yvette and Tommy Stafford




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Rosé, yes way I love rosés so much that I can become surprised when not everyone shares my passion. If customers have ordered salmon, trout or red bell pepper pasta, I often push the rosés instead of red or white. So imagine my tender shock when I suggested a rosé and I received back, “Rosé, no way!” It’s June, and time for us to say, “Rosé, yes way.” Rosé is the red wine drinker’s white, or the red-drinker’s answer to summer. Rosé is also a great picnic wine, provided you can keep it well chilled; warm rosé is not so memorable. And rosé is extremely versatile, spanning the food spectrum and pairing equally well with those dishes reserved for white-only or red-only. Windspiel rosé von Zweigelt – From Austria where I have rarely had a mediocre wine, Windspiel is an exceptional producer making biodynamic wines. The rosé is 100 % Zweigelt, exhibiting the hallmark cherry aromas. Look also for notes of strawberry and white peach. Smooth and soft on the palate this wine goes down way too easily. $10.99 Musar Rosé, 2008 – 100% Cin-

sault, Musar comes from Lebanon and the renowned Serge Hochar of Château Musar, one of the greatest wines of all time. Full-bodied and spicy with a slight apricot hint. Pair with Middle Eastern specialties like baba ganoush, kibbeh and kefta. $18.99 Muldersbosch, 2009 – Not only is this a beautiful rosé, but a great value. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine takes on sweet notes of strawberries, raspberries, watermelon and cherries. Pair with crab cakes, chicken satay, spring rolls with ginger dipping sauce, or sesame noodles. $16.99. Château La Calisse, 2008 – This gorgeous wine is quintessential rosé, and when I think of Provençal wines, it gets no better. Made by winemaker Patricia Ortelli, La Calisse is all organic, delicate and elegant with aromas of white flowers and fresh peaches. Sip chilled on the terrace in the shade of the Wisteria. $21.99. Turkey Flat, rosé, 2007 – From Australia a country not particularly known for its pink wines, this rosé is a winner. With layers of fruit, great depth and complexity, it’s both earthy

and fruity, a fascinating blend of 62% Gernache, 22.3 (!) percent Shiraz, 9.7% Cabernet and 6% Dolcetto, that soft Italian grape. Pair with grilled salmon, herb-roasted turkey, fruit-glazed pork. Worth every bit of the price. $22.99 Muga, Rosado Rioja, 2009 – With a rose petal pink iridescence, Muga is beautiful to behold, but even better to taste. Citrus, pineapple, kiwi as well as apple and quince. Lee contact gives it depth and good acidity blends with a long honeyed finish. Outstanding spring/summer sipping (quaffing!) wine. $12.99 Hillinger, Secco – Many of the rosés from Champagne are expensive, made from a high percentage of Pinot Noir and some Pinot Meunier, but this sparkling wine from Austria is a delicious bargain. 100 % Pinot Noir, it is elegant, medium-bodied, with notes of raspberries and wine berries. Serve before or throughout a meal. If only all sparkling winemakers could take instruction from Hillinger. $18.99. Join Kay in Paris in September. Air, hotel, meals, wine, sightseeing all for $2945.

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The Wintergreen Nature Foundation celebrated its Spring Wildflower Symposium by guiding hikers along trails sprinkled with wild blooms. Foundation executive director Doug Coleman takes a closer look at one of the plants (above).


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REDUCED $35,000! Out-of State Owner Says SELL! This new custom-built 3/4 BR., 3 BA., 2800 sq. ft. home with 13.19 private ac. offers two-level living w/custom Maple Cabinetry throughout, Ceramic & Hardwood Flrs., Kenmore Appliances, 2-Car Garage & Much More! Great open floor plan for family gatherings. Wonderful Winter-time views! New Price of $199,500.

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5 Acres - 867 Walkers Mtn. Rd., Arrington

Ownership gives access to the Tye River for fishing, swimming or enjoying family picnics with this 3 BR., 2 BA., 1680 sq. ft. home on 5 private acres. Home is in excellent, move-in condition w/beautiful landscaping, garden site, 60 ft. tiered deck, shed and a 26’x32’x14’ Workshop/Garage for special projects. Reduced $20,000 to $148,500.

LAND 4.08 AC. - Build on this affordable wooded lot w/driveway off Tye River Rd., close to the Tye River. Convenient to US 29 & NO RESTRICTIONS! $24,900 3.398 AC. - US 29 Frontage just north of Lovingston. Elevated and wooded w/private building site & electric. Possible commercial opportunities. $39,500. 9.21 AC. - Level to rolling, near the James River State Park off 60 East. 15 min. from town of Amherst and US 29. $49,500. 5 AC. - Access to the James River w/this hardwood lot in Howardsville. Existing driveway into private, perked site. NO MOBILES OR DOUBLEWIDES. Owner Financing! Reduced to $54,900. 12 +- AC. - Private, Hardwood parcel w/paved state road frontage. Stream, Electric and 3 mi. to US 29 at Colleen. Possible Owner Financing! $88,500.

This historical 2616 sq. ft., 4/5 BR., 2 BA., architectural masterpiece, surrounded with Century Old Oaks and found in the village of Lovingston features built-in China Cabinetry in both the Kitchen and Dining Rms., Heart Pine Floors, 9 ft. Ceilings, Spacious Rooms, 4 decorative FP’s, Crown Molding & Chair Rail, quaint Outbuildings & Much More! Reduced to $259,500!

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$5000 TOWARDS BUYER’S CLOSING COSTS! This Cedar-sided 3/4 BR., 3 BA., 2832 sq. ft. home w/2 car- Garage is immaculate PLUS 5.56 Private Acres. Features are gaslogged FP, 14’x24’ Custom Kitchen w/new Stainless Steel Appl., Finished Walk-Out Basement w/17’x27’ Den and 12’x20’ Play Room. Numerous Improvements throughout! Reduced to $279,500!

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11 AC. - Pasture and mixed Hardwoods w/paved state road frontage. Stream & Perfect for animals. Survey and 5 mi. from US 29 $98,900. 31.5 AC. - Tye River frontage & Blue Ridge Mtn. views - $410,000. Recent Survey w/8.8 ac. - $152,500 & 15.12 Ac. - $237,500 - both w/river and road frontage. 7.41 ac. w/road frontage - $78,500. Soil report on each lot. 1.25 AC. - Zoned Business - Four Lots in Tanbark Plaza. Perfect for Office Space/Retail/Beauty Shop. Convenient to US 29, courthouse, banking, P. O., & shopping. Owner/Agent $169,500.

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Charming Vacation and Event Rental • Next to historic 1840’s Rodes Farm Inn • Gorgeous views • Overlooks fishpond, pool and tennis courts • Walk to stables • Renovated cottage sleeps up to 8 • Screened porch and deck • Minutes to Nellysford and Wintergreen • 30 minutes to Charlottesville • The “Red Barn” is available for events! For rates, availability or more info call Julie Bendle at 434 996-8669 or e-mail


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“I thank them for their lives because I want to be always aware that we are dependent on them for feeding us …”

Elizabeth VanDeventer, owner of Davis Creek Farm just north of Lovingston, rakes up litter in the brooder house to help the small birds stay warm and dry (top). The birds arrive at the farm as new chicks, and are processed at approximately 8 weeks of age. Davis Creek Farm intern, Emily Garnett and owner Elizabeth go over their list of tasks for the day while eating breakfast (above).


“... What I’m trying to do is to pause and, for them and for me, not do this unconsciously but be aware,” says Elizabeth VanDeventer, owner of Davis Creek Farm. “I just stop and calm them and I say thanks. I say a prayer of gratitude in appreciation for their giving their life to us. I ask that they not suffer and that they nurture.” Elizabeth has, over the course of their lifetimes, held each and every one of her chickens at multiple times in their lives. They all have names, too. All 1200+ of them. Well, kind of. All the male meat chickens are named Freddy and the girls are named Wilma. Laying hens are Henriettas and there are several cliques like the Puberty Peeps.

“It’s a joyful place,” she said. Elizabeth grew up on a dairy farm and agriculture has always been a part of her life, but she and her husband, Tom DeChiara, only bought the farm they now live on with their three boys about a decade ago. The land was not quite suitable for growing produce (though they do have a garden for their own personal consumption), so the family decided to farm livestock locally as an alternative to factory farming. And while the former vegetarian says she and her husband do not encourage people to eat meat, per say, they do like to provide a healthy, organic, local alternative to supermarket meat.



A group of Cornish Cross chickens wait to be slaughtered at Davis Creek Farm. Elizabeth VanDeventer believes strongly in raising and slaughtering the chickens in as humane a way as possible (above). “To us, that way of raising animals is of no benefit to anyone,” said Elizabeth. She prefers the animals live good, healthy lives. “I’m looking at the chickens, they’re lounging around. They’ve got me trained, I think. They’ve got me working six and a half days a week to give them this luxurious life.” Recently, Elizabeth and Tim (who works full time as a medical writer) received the Good Animal Husbandry Grant from the Washington, D.C. based Animal Welfare Institute. In years past, Elizabeth and her team would drive the chickens nearly three hours to a small-scale humane slaughter house, but the grant has allowed the family farmers to build a small processing facility of their own. After Elizabeth calms them down and thanks a chicken for its lives, but before it is killed, Elizabeth or one of her three part-time employees stuns the creature so it won’t feel any pain. And while it sounds pretty intense, Elizabeth says that butchering the chickens herself has made her appreciate her own life more. “It just makes me feel very humble that I’m dependent on these creatures and I have a lot of respect for them,” she said. “I’ve learned that you can’t avoid that death is a part of eating food – it’s a reality.” NCL

A feather plucker plucks the birds clean in less than a minute. Davis Creek Farm just received a grant that allowed them to buy the equipment needed to process their chickens on the farm (right).

Emily Garnett, the intern at Davis Creek Farm, April Winsheimer, and Melissa Wender work at gutting and cleaning the chickens.

Liam Winsheimer, , falls asleep in a cooler as his mom April helps with the chicken cleaning. The chickens from Davis Farm aren’t available in supermarkets. You can buy them direct from the farm or at the Nelson Farmers’ Market in Nellysford. For more information, visit MAY 010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE 1



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Have you ever wanted to visit Vienna? (. . . as in Austria)

Come to the 2010 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy . . . and experience Vienna! July 5-August 1 Wintergreen Resort Wintergreen, Virginia (and other locations in Central Virginia, including Charlottesville)

Devils Backbone Brewery switched into wine mode for one night hosting a Terra D’Oro Winemaker Dinner with Chris Leamy. Pairings included bruschetta with Terra D’Oro Nebbiollo Rosé, plus a spring lamb dish paired with the winery’s Deaver Ranch Old Vine Zinfandel.

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Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival June 19 and 20, 2010

12 to 8 pm Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm Sunday For tickets and more information:

Wintergreen Winery celebrated its 17th anniversary and the grand opening of The Verandah, its new event facility, with music from The Rogan Brothers.

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Local gardeners stocked up on plants at the Pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale at the Rockfish Valley Ruritan Park co-sponsored by Rockfish Valley Ruritans and Nelson County Master Gardeners.


Still Sore From Your “Fender Bender”? Whiplash injury is a very real type of problem that costs communities billions in health care and disability dollars. Studies have recently shown that about 10-20% of the population suffers from neck pain and car accidents/traumas are a big cause of this type of pain. To discover how something so minor as a fender-bender to your bumper could be such a pain in neck, call 888-899-5014. (toll free, 24 hour recorded message) or go to Brian Prax, DC

Food & Craft Vendors Solstice Ritual Demonstrations

Wine Tasting

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Saturday 1 – 4 pm The Rogan Brothers Band 5 – 8 pm Blues Farm

Sunday 12 – 2:30 pm Honey Dew Drops 3 – 5 pm Trent Wagler & The Steel Wheels

Ticket Outlets Amherst County Parks and Recreation and Nelson County Visitors Center 434-263-7015 Call to register for a wine weekend getaway. JUNE 2010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE 17

thisoldhouse Location: 75 Hillcrest Ln., Afton, Virginia Offered at: $139,900 Comments: This is a very nice starter home in good condition; new roof and well pump in 2005. Central location in Afton area that is less than 30 minutes to Charlottesville and Waynesboro; this is on a well maintained private road just a short distance from Hwy. 151 (behind Afton Family Medicine). Large yard with a shed and views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Contact: John L. McKeithen Mountain Area Realty 434-361-2440

Location: 749 Far Knob Climb, Wintergreen, Virginia Offered at: $549,900 Comments: Incredibly private mountainside designer home that backs to the 7,000 acre Nature Preserve-extremely private, one-of-a-kind, architect designed. Highest home in altitude in Stoney Creek. South facing great room with 20’ceilings. Large Master Suite with fireplace and immense private spa. Wrap around decks. Oversized paved parking. Back up generator for power outages. Contact: Peter Farley Wintergreen Real Estate Co. 434-361-0567


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Equestrians gathered at Rockfish Valley Ruritan Park for the 39th Annual Horse Show sanctioned by the Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association. Volunteers met to finalize plans for the Antique Fair and Yard Sale at Tuckahoe School, a fund raiser to complete a kitchen inside the community building. The Fair is set for June 12 at Tuckahoe School at Stoney Creek from 8am to 3pm. Call 361-2226 for info on donating items or renting space.




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Grand Discovery Days June 11 - June 13, 2010 Friday Nelson County Community Fund Square Dance Saturday LOOP dedication and 15 festivals, programs and events Sunday Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary Celebration at Skylark Farm For event details and additional information go to or call 434-226-0446

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85 Fairway Oaks – Listed for $509,000




112 Shamokin Springs Trail

Building Lot 60 in the popular Shamokin Springs Nature Area. Views of the Nature Preserve from the front of your lot. A hiker’s dream location but also close to all resort amenities. We can introduce you to builders for your dream home in Wintergreen Resort. Sold with WPI. Call Kim Chappell 434-238-2430 or (476058)

745 Laurelwood Condo – Listed for $161,900

67 Timber Camp

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, architecturally stunning mountain home! Spacious foyer entry, first floor master suite, sweeping deck with seasonal mountain views, custom kitchen w/breakfast bar, Great Room with large stone fireplace, rustic and warm wood details, Sold beautifully furnished, Seller to contribute $3,000 towards Purchaser’s closing costs. A must see mountain home! Walk to Chestnut Springs Pool, hiking trails, tennis, golf, dining, WPI, Offer price: $420,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: bastide@earthlink. net, (476741)

1551 Vistas

Spectacular views and location from this well priced condo in The Vistas at Wintergreen Resort. Furnished and ready to enjoy this summer. Condo has fully equipped kitchen,two full baths and a spacious family room with fireplace. Enjoy the cool breezes or watch Wintergreen’s fireworks from the patio deck overlooking the slopes and mountains. Includes WPI right of membership. $179,000. Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 or (476557)


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83 Rosebay Lane – Listed for $675,000




75 North Forest

ONE OF THE LOWEST PRICED GOLF FRONT LOT IN WINTERGREEN RESORT!!! Golf Front lot, already cleared with water, sewer, grinder pump and electricity in place, paved driveway, save $20,000 in excavation costs, building on this golf front lot. WPI. Paved driveway, water and sewer in place. $115,000 Call Steve Marianella at 434566-1293 (476990)

26 Den Tree Lane This 4 bedroom 2 bath mountain home is great for your family and friends. Large deck and wooded natural views. WPI $345,000 call Kim Chappell 434-238-2430 (455007)

326 Dobie

Popular Dobie Condo that is value priced at $259,000. Sold furnished and ready to enjoy the resort. Condo sold with rental income from and In the center of the Mountain Village and close to resort amenities such as restaurants, festival space, the Mountain Inn Lodge, and ski slopes. Listed by Kim Chappell and (434238-2430) Ask any agent to visit this beautiful condo. (465429)

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438 Three Ridges Condo – Listed for $188,200







102 Devils Knob Loop – Listed for $449,000




490 Three Ridges This 1 BR condo is rated Gold in the rental program. Rare, end unit. Sold furnished and ready to enjoy. $164,900. Call Kim Chappell 434-238-2430. www. (448392)

10 Trillium Close – Listed for $189,900

Lot 5A, Cedar Drive

This photo is just a hint of the panoramic view potential of this special lot. With drainfield strategically located to maximize year-round views and more than 1 acre adjoining the National Forest, this is truly a unique Wintergreen mountain setting. Spectacular setting - Great land for outdoor landscaping and gatherings - Ideal for a significant mountain estate home. Adjacent 1+ acre parcel also available. Offered at $429,000. Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (472473)

487 Cedar Glen Close Value Priced Building Lot in Stoney Creek at Wintergreen Resort. This .51 acre lot is within walking distance of golf, tennis, swimming & Stoney Creek Grill. $74,900. Contact Kim Chappell, 434-238-2430 or (458209)

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123 Eagles Court Condo – Listed for $189,000




53 Agate Lane – Listed for $239,000


281 Woodhouse Lane Quiet cul de sac location in Stoney Creek subdivision at Wintergreen. Large lot has mountain views and privacy, yet all the amenities of resort living. Very build able lot with perc test available. 119,999. Call Steve Marianella for details at 434-566-1293. (457333)

1445 Beacon Hill Wonderful new 4 bedroom home to be built by Shenandoah Valley Construction; one of the areas premier builders. Quiet, scenic Signal Hill Subdivision near Cardinal Point Winery in Afton. Great schools, Western Albemarle H.S. Call Steve Marianella at 434566-1293 for details. (459686)

370 Fawn Ridge Great price on this cozy furnished three bedroom bungalow. New kitchen, new exterior paint and two family rooms, one with wood burning fireplace! Good location near Golf and Tennis, Devils Grill Restaurant, also includes WPI right. $299,500 Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 (472022)

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136 Foothills

“You should see this home”! Hidden behind the circular drive, on 2.4 glorious acres, past the flora & stone walkway, enter the flagstone foyer just beyond the covered porch. 136 Foothills Drive is your retreat from the world. Arts & Crafts 4,000+ square foot architectural delight, Natural light, hardwood floors, library & great room(s) w/fireplaces, spacious kitchen w/ cherry cabinets & light filled dining, screened porch, writers/artist cottage/workshop on the grounds, 3-car garage, privacy, WPI, Offer price: $449,900, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email:, (476401)


1253 Monocan Drive

Magnificent Estate Home priced $200K below assessment. You will not be disappointed by this home as it is exquisite in every way: Granite, tile, hardwoods, mountain views, private, 5 hearths, 3-car garage, 1st floor master. 1.5 acre lot is buffered by 2.5 acres of surrounding open space - effectively a 4 acre location! $825,000. Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (476977)

108 Ruffed Grouse Lane Private area on cul de sac to build your dream home. Bring your builder or let me introduce to one of our great local builders. This wooded lot with seasonal views is close to Stoney golf and tennis,Lake Monacan and other Stoney Creek area amenities. Includes WPI right of membership. $88,900 Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293. (476728)

14 Waters Edge Lane

One of the most SPECTACULAR LAKEFRONT lots in Stoney Creek! Build your dream home on the water! Exclusive Stoney Creek at Wintergreen Golf & Lake Community. The perfect location! A short drive to Charlottesville & wine country (35 minutes). A swift 15 minutes to the top of the mountain to enjoy Wintergreen Resort amenities. Golf, tennis, swimming, Lake Monocan, walking trails, bicycle paths, dining. Seller to contribute $5,000 towards Purchasers closing costs. A rare lakefront lot awaits! WPI, Offer price: $229,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email:, (476743)





2101 Fairway Woods

Golf-front condo gutted and rebuilt in 2007 w/ the finest materials including granite counters, cherry cabinetry, tile floors. New furnishings, appliances, and fixtures. Ground level - enjoy the golf-front setting from your patio. Gold rated unit w/ rental program revenue stream in place. $209,990. Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (473916)

420 Three Ridges Cozy furnished two bedroom condo near Ski slopes and short walk to mountain village. Mid level end unit, tastefully decorated,hardly used. Ready to use for ski season, ask about WPI membership offer- listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 (468153) OT EL


114 Deer Springs Beautiful Golf front lot on Devil’s Knob Course in WTG. Close to the Devil’s Knob Club House and in a popular region of the resort. Close to amenities such as hiking, tennis and skiing. Listed for $179,000 by Kim Chappell and www.ExperienceWintergreen. com 434-238-2430 (468555)

202 Timbers Location! Location! 1BR condo on the first floor of Timbers in the Dobie Ski Area. End-unit with separate bedroom, full kitchen and many extras. Just steps to the slopes. Popular rental on the WTG rental program. Listed for $156,900 by Kim Chappell and, 434-238-2430. (471518)


711 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 9 acre estate parcel also available. Reduced to $195,000. Brian Chase 434296-9860 (460218)





20 Wintergreen Drive

These are the most upscale, largest and well located townhomes ever built at Wintergreen. There are only 24 homes in four buildings and the specifications are unparalleded. Each is 3670 sq. ft, four/five bedrooms with 5.5 baths. Each home has its own private elevator, many of them have mountain/valley views. Construction in Phase I is underway! Call Kim Chappell at 434-238-2430 or (463007)

31 Lakeview Court Rare water front lot with direct access to Lake Monocan plus great mountain and golf views. Priced for todays market and one of only a few remaining opportunities to build on Lake Monocan. Bring your own builder or ask us for builder recommendations. Build now or later (no build-time requirement). Central water and sewer available. $189,000. Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (472289)

Rockfish Heights lot #5

Enjoy beautiful mountain Views from the NEW Rockfish Heights neighborhood in Nelson County. A quick drive to Wintergreen Resort and many county amenities such as hiking, restaurants, shopping, wineries and breweries. Low Homeowners Dues but close to all the action. Listed by Kim Chappell and Call 434-238-2430 for details (471909)

754 Laurelwood Renovated 2BR condo is popular Laurelwood neighborhood. New kitchen, baths, paint and furniture. Sold furnished and with WPI. $214,000. Listed by Kim Chappell and 434-238-2430 (468501)

158 Mountain Inn Great rental property at the Mountain Inn. Lowest priced comparable unit on the market with high rating on the rental program. WPI included. Mountain views and a great location. Just step out your door to shops, restaurants, ski slopes and more. $109,900 Call Rod Phillips at 434-987-6399 or rcventures@ (469440)

650 Fawn Ridge Large 5BR home on Devil’s Knob Golf Course. Enjoy golf views from your deck or great room. Lower level with suite including BR, BA, extra LR and FP. Close to resort amenities including a WTG shuttle stop. Sold with WPI. Listed for $395,00 by Kim Chappell and www.ExperienceWintergreen. com (468727)





182 Mountain Inn Reduced by $25,000! Great investment rental in the premier rental program in Wintergreen’s Mountain Inn, in the heart of the resort. One bedroom loft with full bath and kitchen produced over $21,000 Gross rental revenue in ‘07. Priced to sell at $119,500. Call Steve Marianella for details at 434-566-1293 (456338)



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Long-time Nelsonians may remember the Lions. Formed in 1984, the local chapter of the community service group helped local men, women and families with healthcare, eyecare, hearing aids and more. But in the early ‘90s, the group fizzled into nonexistence. Until now. Now, more than 25 years after the local chapter of the international organization formed here in Nelson, one of the original charter members, David Boor, and a group of nearly 50 other people are working together once again to help fill the needs of the community. In addition to traditional Lions Club projects, the chapter sponsored a recent garden project at Tye River School and hope to

make “Bring a Kid Fishing Day” a reality this month.The Nelson County Lions Club, which meets twice monthly in Lovingston, is also starting a Leo Club for local youngsters interested in giving back. Want to get involved? The Lions Club is technically by invitation only, but just get in touch with any current Lion for your invite. “You just have to ask,” said David. Nelson County Emergency Services Coordinator Ray Uttaro, the club’s First Vice President, says he’s glad to be back. “[It’s] a way to give back to the community, to a community that’s given a lot to me.” NCL

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Changing the outcome of an expired listing

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

Ponder this… as I review listing statistics in Nelson County there are currently more than 100 properties that have been listed for over a year. Twelve properties have actually been listed for more than 1,000 days! Many of these listings have expired and been relisted, and relisted, and relisted… If you are a distraught home seller facing an expired or soon to expire listing, evaluate your circumstances and get inspired to turn a depressing situation into a positive outcome. Check Motivation; If you are simply testing the waters, you may not have the proper motivation to attract a buyer. Don’t stigmatize your property by racking up unnecessary days on market. Excessive days on market may make your home “old news” and potential buyers may never even be alerted to the many price reductions. Some buyers may assume that there is a problem with the home; otherwise someone would have bought it by

now. If you are not motivated to sell “today”, don’t put it on the market until “tomorrow”. Consider the Presentation and Condition; Did you get showings? The rule of thumb is that 10 showings should generate an offer, or at least a serious prospect. If your home is being shown, but is not yet sold, carefully evaluate feedback. Was the clutter blocking the window with a view? Can you re-arrange furniture to create a better flow? Is the carpet worn and need replacing? Has maintenance been neglected? Understanding buyer objections can help you solve the problem. Many solutions, such as cleaning and de-cluttering, don’t even cost a dime. Evaluate the Price; An overpriced home is not attractive! If the price is set too high, your home will be overlooked. How did you arrive at the price when you first listed? Did you insist on a list price based on personal expectations? Or did the agent provide

What were you thinking?

you with market data to predict the most likely sales price? Ask your agent for an update on the market conditions and get a new or revised comparative market analysis (CMA). In a buyer’s market when price point is critical, you may need to look further into sales statistics and also understand the absorption rate. How long can you expect your home to be on the market before it is absorbed, i.e., sold? Do your homework! Price should always be market driven. Review the Marketing; Agents are not all alike and neither are their marketing plans. It often takes more than a MLS entry, a sign and a lockbox to get results. Sit down with your agent and review the marketing plan. Does your home have a strong online presence? Would it be advantageous to rev up print ads, place a flyer box, send out direct mail, create a virtual tour, or hold a broker open house? Does your agent solicit buyer feedback? Most importantly, does the agent communi-

cate with you? If the agent is aggressively marketing the property, the agent deserves your loyalty. However, if the agent listed and disappeared, it’s probably time for a change. Interview agents and shop for services. Your best value will most likely be the agent who stands apart from the crowd in services, and not price. Marketing your property can be costly. Hence, the agent looking to take your listing at a reduced commission may offer a reduction in services. Be careful; there is wisdom in that age old saying “you get what you pay for”. Learn from your past experiences. Even the most successful of people faced failure. Babe Ruth once said that “every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” 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.

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Afton; $84,900 5.65 Acres on River Ridge Lane

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Hike to the river from this property! Good pasture and Ennis Mountain views from this mostly wooded parcel located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a small private subdivision along Ennis Mountain and the Rockfish River. Land is gently rolling with a wet weather stream at the rear of the parcel. This scenic parcel is also ideally situated across from the community walking trail which leads to 12 acres of “open space” bordering the North Fork of the Rockfish River. Only two miles from Route 151 makes this an easy commute to Charlottesville, Crozet, or Waynesboro. Considering Building? Buy this parcel of land and have a turn-key home in less than 6 months with little to no down payment; contact Marlo to find out how! Buying or selling, call “That Girl” in Nelson & Wintergreen!

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North Branch School held its 17th Annual Golf Classic at Stoney Creek Golf Course. The Captain’s Choice event kicked off with a shotgun start with golfers gathering at Blue Mountain Brewery afterwards. Drivers tested the limits of their rigs at a mud bog at the Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Department. As one t-shirt said: Chrome don’t get you home!


Guests enjoyed A Night in Old Vienna at The Magic of Music Ball at Veritas Vineyard & Winery. The Ball was organized by Wintergreen Performing Arts. Vienna is the theme of the 2010 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy, to be held at Wintergreen Resort July 5 – August 1.

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This brook trout raised at The Montebello State Fish Hatchery was headed for the Morman River in Albemarle County. The hatchery raises ,000 brook trout, ,000 brown, and 90,000 rainbow trout each year. Thom Teears, the Montebello Fish Cultural Station Superintendant uses a grader that lets smaller fish pass through its bars as he gathers trout to stock several places in Albemarle County (right). Hatchery worker, L.E. Humphreys (opposite below, at right), hands a net of fish up to Darren Poole as they fill the truck with trout.

“When I was a kid, I grew up in Florida and I fell in love with the water and ocean life and water animals. I used to catch crabs in the mud and I just thought that was great. So now I come to work and I have to get in the ponds and get all wet and mess but I’m doing the same thing I was doing when I was 8 years old – playing with little critters and little fish.”  NELSON COUNTY LIFE MAY 010

So says Thom Teears, the superintendant and one of only three full-time employees at the Montebello Fish Hatchery – the only one in the Commonwealth of Virginia east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Only three of the five state-run hatcheries actually keep brood fish, spawn and hatch them. After the babies get to be about an inch or two long, those hatcheries will send them over to Montebello where Tom and his team works on growing them from those fingerlings into 10to 12-inch fish before releasing them into public waters. “Obviously people like big fish, but we have so many that we stock that we can’t really keep them here long enough to get them huge,” said Tom, who lives in a house provided to him by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries right across the street from the hatchery. Although, Tom said that sometimes he sees some pretty big ones in his ponds. The hatchery grows not only Brook Trout which are native to the area, but also Rainbow Trout

which are native to the western United States and Brown Trout which are originally from Europe. Because the Montebello Hatchery is the closest one to the eastern part of the state, the workers there stock everywhere from here to the coast. Depending on the size of the body of water (and whether or not any trout live there natively), Tom and his workers will stock up to eight times per year. Class A waters like the Tye River are stocked with trout eight times annually. Smaller bodies like Class Bs are infused five times each year and Class Cs (including The South River), just three. There are exceptions, however. The Piney River is technically considered to be a Class B water, but due to the native Brooke Trout population that spawns in the fall, that particular body of water is only stocked during the spring months (the hatchery’s busiest time is earlyMarch to mid-May).


L.E. Humphreys, a worker at the Montebello Fish Cultural Station stocks trout at Mint Springs Valley Park in Albemarle County (above). Richard “Rooster� Powell, fishing at Mint Springs, was at the right place at the right time (below).

The Montebello Fish Hatchery celebrates its 80th Anniversary this year and is hosting a family-oriented celebration Saturday, June 12. For more information, turn to the datebook on page 38.





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And as the weather starts warming up, there’s sure to be more demand for those trout. But if you and the kids ever get tired of fishing, why not check out how many of the fish get to your waterway of choice? The Montebello Fish Hatchery welcomes visitors every day of the year. They see about 6,000 people come through each year and Tom said to come on by anytime. “I’ll pull a fish out and the kids will touch it,� said Tom. I feel like they’re having the same experiences I had when I was 8 years old and it makes me feel good that they’re going to home and they’re going to remember this day.� NCL

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Alcohol. If you live in Nelson County, you don’t have to go far to find it. Wine, oh, we’ve got wine. Beer, why, yes, there are a couple new breweries in town. But what about whisky? Don’t worry – it’s coming. A while back, this magazine brought you news of the impending arrival of a distillery just north of Lovingston. Now we’re here to tell you that opening day is getting closer. “This is the year we build the distillery and start making whiskey,� said Pat Jones McCray of The Virginia Distillery Company/Eades Whisky. Thanks to some recently passed legislation, the Distillery will act, in many ways, like the wineries and breweries currently operating in

Nelson. Not only will the Distillery be able to sell its product straight from the facility, but it will be able to have tastings, too. And Pat says they plan to have a small tasting room at first and build a larger visitors’ center further down the road. But it’s important to note that for at least four years, Eades Whisky won’t be selling its own locallymade product. “Because one of the things that distinguishes this company is authenticity,� said Pat. “That’s why we’ve invested in these copper stills that you have to have. And then the other piece is the aging – waiting until it tastes good for you to sell it.� So in the meantime, they’ll be selling an imported Scottish whisky that has recently won two

prestigious awards from an influential trade magazine. The second edition of that Eades Double Malt is already being made by Master Distiller Jim McEwan and sold not only here in Virginia, but also in Maryland and Washington, D.C. They’ll also be selling casks – a very common practice in Scotland. Whisky-lovers can put a deposit on a cask and receive a whole bunch of bottled whiskey several years later. And while Pat does love a good whisky, the recent Massachusetts transplant who loves the local artisan movement in food and beverage said that one of the best things about working with founder Joe Hungate on Eades Whisky has been just being here. “Nelson County has been really good to us.� NCL

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sam’sgarden By Sam Saunders Saunders Landscapes, LLC

A Stunning Combination Taking an assortment of plants and combining them into a mix that varies foliage texture, plant size and bloom season while using a complementary color palette is an art. On paper, there are many combinations that look great and plants may work well in a photo in a magazine or on the internet, but getting them to actually perform in the field is not as easy as it may seem. They are many factors to consider: exposure, zone, and soil requirements to name a few. One combination that I have really enjoyed combines texture, season, color and size into a beautiful array of varying bloom cycles that will reward you for years to come. Best of all, it does it in the part sun garden. As always, a hardscape is needed to really pull this one off – I use either a birdhouse or birdbath (those of you who know me probably already guessed as much). Our plant selection for this garden is an array of colors, textures and bloom cycles that start early and continue to evolve throughout the season. Even though an actual bloom may not be present, the presence of contrasting textures continues to reward all of those that pass by this garden. The list involves the following: Hosta Northern Exposure – deep blue green foliage with a nice sunset yellow variegated edge (1) Variegated Solomon Seal – upright erect deep green foliage with similar variegation as the hosta on a plant that really wants to move and multiple in the landscape and is great for cutting (5) Japanese Beech Fern – nice almost chartreuse green fern that wants to colonize an area over time (4-6) Woodland Phlox (light pink or light blue) – perhaps one of the least used phlox on the market, this phlox blooms its head off and is easy to grow. Use pink or blue and watch your show begin around the middle

of April. (3) Hardy Orchid – Bletilla striata is hardy and offers a nice fuschia bloom on erect, miniature iris-like foliage (5) Helleborus Cherry Blossom – also a recent introduction, this Hellebore is one of my favorites with its long display of white blooms with a deep fuchsia edge (3) Placement of these plants revolves around the placement of the hardscape which is the central focal point for this ‘garden room’. Then I typically use the Hellebore in the back, farthest away from the hardscape, as the plant backdrop. Since they will bloom first, bloom longest and are evergreen, I keep them as the form or backbone for the garden in a triangle around the hardscape. Mixed in just in front of them are the phlox and then the ferns (closer to the hardscape) remembering that each will ‘move’ and colonize so give them elbow room. Then on the other side of the hardscape is the lone hosta with the Hardy Orchid and Solomon Seal en masse behind it. Some tips: 1) let the area be a bit ‘overplanted’ as the combination that we are after involves each plant being in very close proximity to the other and 2) go light on the mulch as many of these do NOT like the all too traditional 2 inches of mulch per year (use compost instead to prevent damage to your plants). Finally, experiment. The ingredients shown here are proven performers and can handle different arrangements, additional plants and different settings – just try to keep it to a tight color palette. Oh, and by the way, if you are not into amending & modifying the planting area, don’t waste your money or time – all of these plants require deeply amended soil that is well drained and rich in organic matter (you know, SamDirt). Until our next article, Happy Gardening!

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asktheDr. By Dr. Steve Schmitz Afton Family Medicine 2010 Weight Loss Part III Eat/Drink Less Calories + Burn More Calories = Weight Loss Above is the weight loss equation. It is simple to look at but not always simple to live. In my last columns I reminded us that 1) being overweight is flat out dangerous, and 2) we have to really be motivated in order to make the equation work. Now let’s look at the first part of the equation. The first big obstacle I often observe in people concerned about their weight is a misunderstanding about how they ingest calories. I have a patient who told me he did not eat hardly anything, but admitted to drinking a case of Mountain Dew every day! The calories in soda, alcohol, and tea count just as much as the ones in donuts. Another patient told me how hard she was working on eating smaller portions at meals, but realized she was eating a full bag of potato chips through the afternoon at her desk at work every day. Snack calories count just as much

as meal calories. The point is, we have to recognize where the calories going into our bodies are coming from. Most of us are ingesting calories we don’t need, whether it is from an extra portion of healthy veggies after we are full, or an extra 4 sodas 2 donuts and a big portion of ice cream just because we like them. If we can cut out 500 calories of food or drink swallowed per day we should lose a pound per week, which is a very healthy rate. Find the extra calories in your diet and rid yourself of them. If you do that you will have the first part of the equation whipped. Last week I asked my patient who lost 40 pounds over several months how he did it. His response: “I quit eating so much.” Enough said.

Dr. Steve Schmitz is a licensed medical doctor based in Afton. Have a question for him? Email him at AskTheDr@ 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.

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theperfectfit By Agnes F. Schrider, PT Nelson Physical Therapy

Warming Up It is another beautiful Nelson County spring and the weekend warrior in us wakes up in these times. It is fun to get outside to garden, walk or play sports. Depending on your current physical fitness level, your body may have no problem jumping back into more physical activity or your body may experience aches and pains as you increase your activity level. One way to prepare your muscles and joints for activity is to take a few minutes to warm the tissues. The “warm up” is a 10-15 minute period of time prior to your main physical activity. The goal is to prepare the muscles, joints, heart and lungs that more stressful physical activity (beyond sitting) is on the way. For example, if you are going to walk or cycle for exercise, take the first 10 15 minutes of that walk or cycle nice and easy then progress to a faster walk or more strenuous cycle. This period of time is crucial to warm the muscles and prepare the heart for more physical activity. It also helps

to reduce musculoskeletal injuries. If you are going to play a sport such as tennis or golf, take 10-15 minutes to walk and stretch before hitting tennis or golf balls. It is important to warm the muscle prior to stretching. Even marching in place helps to gently increase your heart rate and warm the tissues prior to stretching. Often we are a rush to get to our activity and the warm up is forgotten. Too often, that is when an injury occurs. The other factor to remember is gradually work your way back into your activity level. In other words, don’t play three hours of tennis tomorrow after a winter without playing tennis. Give your body time to become conditioned and prepare it to prevent injuries. Enjoy and play! 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@ 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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nelson naturally. A.M. Fog- Afton Mountain Farm Market Goodwin’s Creek Farm 151 Goodwin’s Creek Trail, Afton Orchard Greenhouse 540-456-6701 9264 Critzer’s Shop Road in Afton 540-456-7100 Heaven and Earth Acres 450 Phillips Lane, Nellysford Afton Mountain Honey 434-361-1824 Stagecoach Road, Afton, VA 22920 540-456-8460 Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford Allen Creek Farm 434-361-1266 1936 Emblys Gap Rd Roseland 434-277-9216 Hungry Hill Farm 89 Williamstown Rd., Shipman Appalachia Star Farm 434-263-5336 163 Shaeffers Hollow Lane, Roseland 434-277-9304 Kelly’s Garden Center and Florist 5060 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford The Apple Shed 434-361-1169 14815 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston 434-263-8843 Lucky Moon Farm Piney River Critzer Family Farm 434-277-8393 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton 540-456-4772 Mountain Cove Orchards 108 Banton Orchard Lane, Lovingston Davis Creek Farm 434- 981-1135 4670 Davis Creek Lane, Lovingston 434-263-5974 The Nelke Farm 2776 Freshwater Cove Lane, Lovingston Dickie Brothers Orchard 434-987-5376 2552 Dickie Road, Massies Mill 434-277-5516 Riverside Horticultural Route 151 in Nellysford Double H Farm 434-760-0550 1401 Hunting Lodge Road, Wingina 434-263-8704 Rodgers Farm 3875 Stagebridge Road , Shipman Drumheller’s Orchard 1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston 434-987-4531 434-263-5036 Saunders Brothers Orchard 2717 Tye Brook Highway, Piney River Edible Landscaping 434-277-5455 361 Spirit Ridge Lane, Afton 434-361-9134 Seamans’ Orchard 646 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland Finest Kind Farm 434-277-8130 79 S. Powells Island Rd. Tye River 434-263-6716 Twin Springs Farm 1200 Findlay Mountain Road , Shipman Fitzgerald’s Orchard 434-263-6868 728 Harper’s Creek Lane, Tyro 434-277-8248 Tye River Farm 604 Thomas Nelson Highway , Arrington Flippin-Seaman, Inc. - Seaman and 434-263-6422 Silver Creek Orchards 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy,Tyro 434-277-5824

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Basic Necessities 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1766

Cox’s Creek Cottage 296 C & C Lane, Roseland, VA • 434.277.5566

Blue Ridge Pig 2198 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1170

Dutch Haus Bed & Breakfast 655 Fork Mountain Lane, Montebello, VA 540.377.2119

Chen’s 73 Calohill Dr., Lovingston, VA 434.263.8865

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 Copper Mine Bistro Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8090 Devils Grill Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8100 The Edge Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8080 The Fountain Room at The Mark Addy 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1101 The Java Depot 80 Mosby Run., Nellysford, VA • 434.361.0221

Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast 929 Wilson Hill Rd (Rt. 665), Arrington, VA 877.263.7750 Horseshoe Mountain Lodge Roseland, VA • 434.361.2525 Le Bleu Ridge Bed & Breakfast 27 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA • 434.361.1213 The Mark Addy 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1101 The Meander Inn 3100 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1121 The Meeting Place 825 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Wintergreen, VA 434.361.2380

Lovingston Cafe 165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8000

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

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

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

Smoky’s Black Bear Cafe Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.1227

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

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8110 Thai Mex II Valley Green Shopping Center, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1400

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Afton House Bed & Breakfast and Cottages 31 Afton Lane, Route 6 East, Afton, VA 540.456.6759

Thai Siam Take-Out 4137 Tye Brook Highway, Colleen, VA 434.263.8577 Vito’s Italian Restaurant 8181 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8688 Vito’s Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria 2842 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.9170

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

Walton’s Mountain B&B 6401 Rockfish River Rd, Schuyler, VA • 434.831.1384 Resort Reservations & Country Cottages Afton, VA • 540.456.8300 Royal Oaks Cabins in the Mountains 45 Royal Oaks Lane, Love, VA • 800.410.0627 Sarah’s Mountain Retreat Cabin 406 Fish Hatchery Lane, Montebello, VA 540.377.6458 Shadow Mountain Rentals 15644 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA 757.424.2884 Simpson’s Hollow Bed & Breakfast 580 Simpsons Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.6380 The White Pig Bed & Breakfast 5120 Irish Road, Schuyler, VA • 434.831.1416

Tye River Cabin 6011 Crabtree Falls Highway, Tyro, VA 434.238.2430 Wintergreen Resort Wintergreen, VA • 800.266.2444

wine&beercountry 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

Kelly’s 5060 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Faber, VA • 434.361.1169 Foxfire Gifts 954 Beech Grove Road, Nellysford, VA 434.361.2202

Hughes Mews Antiques 2471 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 540.456.7237

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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

Blossom’s Flowers, Gifts & Crafts 911 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8227

*UNE$ININGAT7INTERGREEN2ESORT Enjoy the best view of Spring on the patio at Stoney Creek.

Rockfish Gap Country Store Intersection of Rts 250 and 151, Afton, VA 540.456.6112 SPCA Thrift Store 4791 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, VA 434.263.8788 Tuckahoe Antique Mall 4202 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.2121


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Notforgotten Farm 3530 Tye River Road, Tye River, VA • 434.263.6508

Wintergreen Vineyard & Winery 426 Winery Lane, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.2519

a.m. FOG 9264 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.7100


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

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

Afton House Antiques 31 Afton House Lane, Afton, VA • 540.942.2993


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a.m.FOG 9264 Critzer’s Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.7100

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill 434-325-8110 Lunch: Mon. - Sat. 11 am - 4 pm Lounge Menu: Mon. - Thurs. 4 - 6 pm Sunday Brunch: 10 am - 2 pm Dinner: Fri. - Sun. 5 - 9 pm Visit the website to view our seasonal menus and entertainment schedule.

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

Blue Moon Antique Mall & Bookstore 8230 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8890

Flippin-Seaman, Inc. – Seaman & Silver Creek Orchards 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA • 434.277.5824

Cat Rock Antiques 9704 Patrick Henry Hwy, Roseland, VA 434.277.8049

Saunders Brothers Orchard 2717 Tye Brook Hwy (Rt. 56), Piney River, VA 434.277.5455

Claudia’s Florist & Gifts 121 Main Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.5848

The Apple Shed 14815 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8843

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Karyn Ellis and Jay Goodwin of Arrington walk the track at this year’s Relay for Life held at Nelson County High School.

Those touched by cancer walked the track at Nelson County High School at this year’s Relay for Life event, raising more than $90,000 in the process.





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Amy Howard holds up 12 inches of her pony tail that hairdresser Kim Beverly just cut off for the Locks of Love. Howard’s donated hair will go to make a wig for a cancer patient. Ramona Wright consoles Johnny Gillespie as he remembers his grandmother during the luminary ceremony. Erica Campbell sings “Temporary Home” by Carrie Underwood during the Relay Idol contest. She was one of two people competing to see who would win by collecting the most donations at this year’s Relay for Life event.

Save the Date: Friday, July 16th ~ Swing for Health 2010 The 2010 Swing for Health golf tournament will be a Preferred Drive or “Shamble” format again held at beautiful Stoney Creek Golf Course. To register call Liz Burnett at 434-263-4000 or email $380 per team, $95 per player. Singles, twos and threes are all welcome, we’ll match you with a foursome. Mens/Couples Division THANK YOU to our 2009 Golf Sponsors! Womens Division Your registration fee includes: 18-hole tournament Golf cart Practice balls Box lunch After-match beverages & hors d’oeuvres Team & individual prizes

Proceeds benefit the Rural Health Outreach Program of Blue Ridge Medical Center.

UVA Health Systems Rice & Rice Dentistry Tom Connors BB&T Barger Insurance Union Bank & Trust Nelson County Community Development Foundation BB&T Bank Lewis F. & Susan Payne Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties Doug & Mary Wolf Piedmont Housing Alliance Jean & Bruce Bertelsen

We look forward to seeing you again in 2010

Actual quotes from golfers at prior Swing for Health events: “The best-drive format is a lot more fun than Captain’s Choice - every player gets to play their own ball and use their full handicap.” “That was the most fun I’ve had at a charity golf event.” “The raffle items and prizes were great!”


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june 1

Art on Display at The Java Depot Brenda Hanlon’s “VirginiaScapes” features local artists and landscapes. Hanging at The Java Depot til June 15th. 434-361-2324


june 11

Square Dance for Nelson ENTERTAINMENT: Aaron Olwell and Friends, Bill Wellington – caller, story teller, musician, Chuck Chesteen – caller, The Grand Squares of Nelson Blue Ridge Stars of Amherst. Sponsor: Nelson County Community Fund . Rockfish Valley Community Center. 7pm to 10:30pm. 434-226-0078

wednesday june 2 saturday june 12 Mixing it up with bluegrass and gospel Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm will be mixing it up with bluegrass and gospel. The performance by Harmony Hill begins at 2PM and is free. Milepost 5.8, Blue Ridge Parkway. 540-943-4716

Lovingston Farmers Market The market features live music, seasonal locally grown produce, fresh home baked goods, locally raised meat, herbs, honey, mushrooms, freshly cut flowers, culinary treats, bedding plants, jams, jellies, mustards, vinegars and arts and crafts items. Every Wednesday 3PM to 6PM at the Nelson Center. 434-263-7015

thursday june 3 Steal the Glass @ Blue Mountain Brewery Every 1st Thursday of the month!! Come on in and buy a $5 beverage, get a logo glass to take home with you. No limit. 540-456-8020

saturday june 5 Swannanoa Palace Open House Open house June 5th and 6th, Noon to 5 PM. Fee. 497 Swannanoa Lane Afton 540-342-5201 Faber Farmers Market Fresh produce, fine crafts, plants,and more. Every Saturday 9AM to 12 Noon at the Faber Volunteer Fire Department. 8207 Irish Road, Faber 434-831-2825 Nellysford Farmers Market A producer-only market, featuring live music, fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meat & poultry, fine crafts, plants, cut flowers and more…something new every week. Open every Saturday under the big white tent in downtown Nellysford. 8 am – noon. 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford 434-244-2399


Antique Fair & Yard Sale @ Tuckahoe School Wintergreen Property Owners Association is sponsoring a fund raiser to complete a kitchen for the Tuckahoe School community building June 12, 2010, 8am-3pm.This event will include an antique show/ sale, yard sale, entertainment by: Misty Strings, 9:45 am-11:30am,Hot Jam Band, 11:45-1:15 pm and Hobo Jack, 1:30-3:00pm. There will be a “Devils Backbone Hole in One Contest” with a $50.00 gift certificate to Devil’s Backbone Brewery to the winner, raffles and refreshments. All activities will be held at the Tuckahoe school house on Monocan Drive in Stoney Creek. 434-361-1214 The Java Depot Festival Eats, beats and fun! Part of the Nelson County Loop, start off with breakfast or return for wine pairings or dinner on the back deck with gorgeous mountain views. Food, music, local artists, face/body painting, dogs and cats from Almost Home SPCA, sprinklers to cool off and more. 434-361-2324 Cardinal Point : Tins for Tunes Concert & Food Drive June Our good friends, Jan Smith and the Honeybirds, combine country, bluegrass, folk, and old-time rock and roll to create a band steeped in classic American music Admission is $10 for adults UNLESS you bring 5 non-perishable food items (per person), in which case, admission is FREE! Kids 18 and under admitted free. 9423 Batesville Road. 540-456-8400) Piney Mountain 3rd Annual Music Festival Join us at the Dodd Cabin from 1:00pm to 7:00pm for our 3rd Annual Music Festival. There will be Crafters and Food. Music provided by Long Mountain Grass, Tender Mercies,Piney Mountain Boys, Skyline Country Cloggers, and more. Food and Crafters . $10.00 donation suggested but not required. No alcohol or pets please. Rain Date: June 13, 2010. 434-361-1116 Explore Nature Weekend at Humpback Rocks Join Park Rangers and volunteers all day both Saturday and Sunday as you participate in a variety of family hikes, lectures, music and crafts at this recreated Appalachian Farm. All events are free. Bring

a picnic and stay the day. Call for event information and sign-ups. Music with Sue is at 12 on Saturday and Pam Ward and Grassy Ridge play on Sunday at 2. Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 5.8. 540-943-4716 Love Mountain Festival at Royal Oaks Bluegrass music festival and presentations on “Life on the Blue Ridge” by local speakers on history, art, music, and wildlife. June 12th and 13th 1 PM to 7 PM at Royal Oaks Cabins just West of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Route 814 . Bring folding chairs or blankets.Free.Lynn Coffey (”Backroads”) will speak on the history of Love, including the CCC camps and WWII Prisoner of War Camp in Sherando. Live animal wildlife program by the Virginia Wildlife Center. Food and parking available. 540-943-7625 Montebello Fish Hatchery 80th Anniversary Celebration Hatchery hours 8AM–3:30PM. From 11-3 there will be special activities including hatchery tours. Presentation on fish biology 11AM. Oral history by members of founding family “Growing up at a fish hatchery” 1-3. Guided walking tour of the Montebello Nature Trail by Master Naturalists. Fishing game for children. 359 Fish Hatchery Lane, Montebello 540-377-2418 Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyards and Winery King Cadillac retro rock and roll. Join us for live music, wine and the big outdoors. Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night under the stars. Fee. 7pm - 11pm. 151Veritas Lane, Afton 540-456-8000 Ext.108


june 13

Blue Ridge Parkway 75TH Anniversary Celebration @ Skylark Farm Skylark Farm on Blue Ridge Parkway at mp. 25 between Reid’s Gap and Tye River Gap. Sponsored by: Oakland Museum, Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway,Washington & Lee University and Rockfish Valley Foundation. Details: picnic, music by Benny Dodd, Jimbo Cary, Curtis Matthews. Program: Calton Abbott, representatives of National Park Service and others. 12pm. 434-226-0446

saturday june 19 Spring Retail Plant Sale Saunders Brothers Farm Market Spring Plant Sale 8AM – 1PM. 2717 Tye Brook Hwy., Piney River 434-277-5455


june 20

Father’s Day Brunch @ Blue Mountain Brewery Join us for Father’s Day Brunch. Serving brunch all day. Open 11am – 9pm. Music on the patio, pizzas fresh out of the oven and taps a flowing. What more could he want? A growler??? 540-456-8020 Father’s Day at Cardinal Point Winery Treat Dad to a tasting and complimentary cheeses selected to go with our wines. Dad gets a free Cardinal Point wine glass to take home. 11AM to 5:30PM. 9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920. 540-456-8400 Father’s Day BBQ at DelFosse Vineyard and Winery Father’s Day BBQ with music by Jan Smith and Jeff Volgelgesang. Reservations required. Fee. 1 PM. 500 DelFosse Winery Lane Faber, VA 22938. 434-263-6100 Bluegrass music high on the mountaintop at Humpback Farm Grass Roots will mix it up with all types of bluegrass sounds. This is a fun bunch of musicians to entertain the whole family. Bring a picnic and a chair and plan to spend the day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. All events are free 540-943-4716


june 27

Mornings in the Mountains Mornings in the Mountains Join a Wintergreen Nature Foundation Naturalist for an interpretive hike. Explore the many aspects of Wintergreen’s natural environment. $3 members, $5 resort guests, $6 non-members. Please register by 9:30am. 434-325-8169 Civil War Encampment and Carter-style music Sunnyside will entertain with Carter Family style music. Relax to their sweet sounds and then enjoy “Retreat from Battle of Piedmont” Civil War Encampment. Soldiers, displays, period cooking and “Recruiting the Kids”. This educational day is free on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 5.8. 540-943-4716

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G REAL ESTATE HOUSE FOR RENT Beautiful unfurnished home on park-like 1 acre lot in StoneyCreek. 4BR,3.5Baths,1st Fl Master with Spa tub/separate Shower, FamRm,DR,Kit w/granite,FP,Finished Walkout Lower Level apt,2Car Gar,Porches,Deck. Avail/30days. Posted By: Linda Calderone 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-3612226 $1795/MO charming 2-story carriage house Good-sized kitchen with room for a table. Deck. 1-1/2 baths. Utility room with washer-dryer. Large great room with huge windows looking out at a lovely view of meadow, mountains, water, and mature trees. Wood stove and baseboard heat Garage. High-speed Internet available Beautiful walking and cycling trails. Horseback riding. Golf. Swimming Lots of wildlife; nature conservancy area Convenient to I-64, Rt 250, Rt 151, Rt 29 Pet on approval with $250 pet deposit. References required. Posted By: Leslie 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-3611224 $735

ANTIQUES SOLD! – Antique Wainscot Cabinet ~ Charlottesville Virginia Nice antique country cabinet with a great look. Dates from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Has a crackled gray over white (original). Measures 38½ inches wide by 36 inches tall by 20 inches deep. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $125 Antique Handmade Pine Drysink ~Charlottesville Virginia Great handmade pine drysink from the 1800s. Well is lined in copper. Has hand planed boards, dovetailed drawer & hand chamfered panels & drawer bottom. We found it in Central Virginia. Measures 44 inches tall by 41 inches wide by 21 inches deep ~ Working surface is 35 inches tall. Hinges were replaced along the way but look good.Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $510 Antique Pine Jelly Cabinet ~ Charlottesville Virginia Great antique pine/poplar jelly cabinet from the 1800s. Found near Washington, DC. Measures 53 inches tall by 40 inches wide by 15 inches deep. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $316 Post it online

SOLD! – Vintage Vanity with Large Folding Mirror Great old or vintage vanity with a large folding mirror. Was painted white at some point. Measures about 66 inches tall by 44 inches wide by 18 inches deep. Has normal imperfections here & there but is in good overall condition Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $150 SOLD! – 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 Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $175 SOLD! – Pre Civil War Handmade Sideboard Or Buffet Antique American handmade sideboard, buffet or server. Dates from 1820 – 1840 ~ Note the Sheraton influence & the Empire proportions. Measures 67 inches long by 24 inches deep, working surface is 44 inches tall & tallest point 54 inches. Note it’s missing some of its fancy veneer here & there ~ Normal for pieces made during this era Some people get the veneer replaced/restored ~ Some just stain the areas dark so they aren’t very noticeable. We left it as we found it ~ Otherwise Great Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $446 SOLD! – Antique Grain Painted Blanket Chest Great paneled /chamfered blanket chest in a nice small size. It is the larger one on the bottom with the nice feet.Would make a good coffee table. Measures 44 inches long by 19 inches deep by 20 inches tall. Dates from the 1800s. Shows lot of evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $156 SOLD! – Antique Iron Bed ~ Full Size Great iron full size bed. Dates from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Measures 44½ inches tall by 55 inches wide ~ Rails are 74 inches long. As far as we are concerned, this is ready to put in your bedroom but some people would touch up the paint or repaint ~ Personal preference. May also have brass parts that were painted white along with the iron.Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $145

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SOLD! – 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 Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $115

FURNITURE Nice Chairs Good plastic chairs with metal frames. Over 100 available. Posted By: Karen Banks 22920 - Afton 434-3610103 $1/EA OR ALL FOR $100 SOLD! – Oak Drafting Table Oak Drafting Table, has one large drawer, table measures 39”W x 72 1/2 L” x 37 1/2”H. It has a slant board top that measures 39” x 48” and entire top measure 39” x 72 1/2” It’s great for drawing, painting and many craft projects. Can be disassembled. Posted By: Lori Young 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 434-326-1732 $125 OBO

HOME & GARDEN REBLOOMING IRIS I have lots of reblooming iris,ready for your garden.white,and purple and white. bronze,lavender. Posted By: melinda 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish 434-263-8177 $1

PETS SOLD! – 2 Labradors for sale Two very nice Labs need new home. 1. Purebred, registered AKC female chocolate English Labrador Retriever. Gentle, great with children. Crate-trained. Very healthy. 4 years old in April. 85lb 2. Beautiful sweet black American Labrador Retriever AKC registered purebred male. 1 year old. Crate-trained. Great with children and other dogs. Very healthy, shots up to date. 65lb. Posted By: Robin Cole 2290122911 - Charlottesville (434) 806-6944 $RELO FEE $250/EA Bird Cage – Large Large Bird Cage with a playtop and stand on wheels. Cage measures 18” square with 24” height. Used for cockatiels. Beautiful condition used about 6 months. It is gray/black metal. Cage & playtop comes with perches and food bowls. Posted By: Toni Durham NELSON COUNTY 434-946-9145 $100


CARS & TRUCKS 1999 Whizzer Black Knight Copy of the original Whizzer motorbike. As new with less than 150 miles. Posted By: Jeff Wilk 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-1073 $1295 1990 Saab 9000 1990 Saab 9000, hatchback, runs great but needs new muffler & probably a/c update, needs headliner, grey, cloth seats, heated front seats, power windows, radio/tape player, 109,600 original miles, hardly any rust or dings. Posted By: susan gardner 24581 - Norwood 434-933-8984 $750 95 mustang 95 mustang,needs transmision and windsheild.runs good. Posted By: melinda 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish 434-263-8177 $600 2000 grand am 2000 pontaic grandam,2.4 235,000 miles,need rear main seal.4 door. Posted By: melinda 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish 434-263-8177 $1000 OBO

FARM & TOOL DR Rapid Feed Chipper 3 point hitch model, works off tractor PTO. Extended chute Chips brances up to 4 1/2” thick, Extended warranty with 3 years remaining. Used approx 5 hours. Moving & no longer needed. Paid 3100.00 1 year ago. Posted By: Toni Durham NELSON COUNTY 434-946-9143 $2000

SPORTING GOODS 1999 Whizzer Black Knight Copy of the original Whizzer motorbike. As new with less than 150 miles. Posted By: Jeff Wilk 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-1073 $1295

JOBS Housekeeper/Innsitter Wanted Housekeeper/Innsitter needed Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm for cleaning guest rooms and bathrooms at local B&B. Some interaction with guests required. Add\’l flex hrs. avail and opt. Posted By: Deborah Bulissa 22949 - Lovingston (434) 806-6944 $10/HR

SERVICES PRECISE PAINTING When you want it nice… -Interior-Exterior. -Deck Staining. -Powerwashing. Visit us online at Posted By: Dave Brown 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-996-3039 / 540-886-6849 $TBA


Crosby Prix de Nation English Saddle 17” Crosby Prix de Nation English Saddle in good condition; can be seen at Blue Moon Antique Mall in Lovingston, VA across from Vito’s. Posted By: Judy Barnes 22949 - Lovingston 434-2638890 $250 Pony Pony-free lease for young rider! Wonderful 24 year old bay lesson pony. CoCo is a real sweetie, many of you know her from pony rides at MountainSide Petting Farm. This 12 hand pony walks, trots, canters and jumps. CoCo is a National Pony Club champion in mounted games! $150.00 month board. Posted By: Barbara Funke 22920 - Afton 434-361-0203 $150/mo board

SWAP & TRADE J.P. Murray .58 cal. Civil War Carbine Will trade a J.P. Murray Civil Car Percusion Carbine for a Flint Lock full stock long rifle of same value. Posted By: Hughes Mews Antiques 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 540-456-7237 $500

CONSTRCUTION All Phases of Construction We have been in business for over 25 years. Licensed and insured with a one year warranty. New Construction, Log Homes, Renovations, Additions, Decks, Windows, Doors, etc. Check out our website for references and more information. www.jlpaceconstruction. No job too small or large. Free estimates. Posted By: J.L. Pace Construction NELSON COUNTY 434-286-2257 $TBD

LOST & FOUND Found! Virginia Antique License Plate Found (1) Virginia Antique Tag on the corner of 151 and Rockfish School Lane Monday May 3. Posted By: Martha Makel 22920 - Afton 540-456-6580

WANTED Commercial Building We are looking to purchase a building to accommodate our growing small business. Would like at least 2000 square feet or larger, concrete floor and a large bay door. We are interested in continuing our business in Nelson county. Posted By: Steph Rostow NELSON COUNTY 434-953-6232 $negotiable Appliance Looking for a 30” gas stove, preferably propane in good condition. Posted By: Steph Rostow 24599 - Wingina 434-953-6232 $negotiable


Pond, Mtn Views, & 72 Acres! #472358; $569,000





NEW: 591 Edgehill Way; #477449; $269,000

The American dream… white picket fence, gently rolling yard w/ garden area, paved drive, screened porch, basement, 3Br/2Ba; 2.26ac

NEW: 27 Cedar Meadow Ct; #476047; $112,900


79 Sleepy Hollow Rd; #470732; $299,000

415 Stoney Creek East; #470343; $118,000

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





Private walking trail thru lot to creek, golf course, & mountain views! Building site w/ access to public sewer and water; 1.36ac; WPI!


Mini farm w/ 3br/2ba farmhouse, 2 stall barn w/ tack room, chicken coop, riding ring, pasture, woods, creek, division rights, 14.8ac


28 Lottieʼs Ln; #472744; $293,500

Meticulous Cape Cod built in 2001; bamboo floors, fireplace, 1st flr master, deck, bsmt, & mtn views; 2,010 sq ft; 3br/2.5ba; 1.3 ac




275 Wood Nettle Ln; #476110;$394,900

Erwin Berry III 434-325-7143




Golf front home w/ woods for privacy; only yards to golf course thru private trail; 1 level; gourmet kitchen w/ granite; 3Br/2Ba; WPI!

Sara McGann 434-996-4962






NEW: 158 Wood House Ln; $519,500

Spacious, custom built home w/ privacy and character; screened porch, balcony, deck, stone trim & fireplace; 3,400 sq ft; 1.72ac


REDUCED: 968 Fox Hollow Rd; #473974; $262,000




Custom built contemporary ranch; mtn views; basement; open floor plan; vaulted ceilings; large front porch & back deck; 3br/2ba




Build at back of lot and enjoy sound of flowing water; Stoney Creek is just yards from property border; quiet cul-de-sac; 1.4 ac; WPI!






1228 Laurel Springs Dr; #475490; $499,500

Great value per sq ft! Spacious; custom w/ stone & wood features; garage, porch, deck; 3,103 sq ft; 4br/2.5ba; (w/ extra lot $548,500)

Nelson, a Division of the Fishersville Office 434-361-0333

JUNE 2010

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