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L I F E July 2010 No. 64 PRICELESS! (FREE)

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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 JULY 2010


Visit our website at www.MountainAreaRealty.com 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. $849,000 WPI Call Sharon Stacey 434 962-0719

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. Owner/agent. Also sold in its entirety for $115,000.



146 Stoney Creek West

235 Locust Grove Lane

This custom built, Donald Gardner designed home will charm you from the moment you step into the unique, high ceiling foyer. The mood continues in the living room with field stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Off the living room is a cozy sun room for TV time and casual hours. Well laid out kitchen with oversized island and breakfast room. 3 BR and 2.5 baths. Huge front porch and bricked patio with fountain in the rear. 11’x28’ garage with workshop and unfinished bonus room above. $439,900 WPI

“Colter Farm” Historic home c.1780 situated on 27+ beautiful acres with pastoral and mountain views. The perfect home for the family who loves peaceful country living yet is close to schools, amenities and hospitals. Mature landscaping and gardens, separate guest cottage/studio, pristine stream running through property, 3-car garage with storage loft, 3 bay pole barn, geothermal heating, established orchards and berries are just some of features. 4/5 BR. This is the birthplace of explorer, John Colter of Lewis & Clark fame! $1,250,000

96 Black Walnut Lane

NELSON COUNTY 492 School House Lane This 3 BR Virginia farmhouse is located on 9 acres within walking distance of a brewery, a restaurant, a winery and the new Rockfish Valley Trail. Hardwood and tile flooring, soapstone countertops in kitchen. Mature landscaping with many mature beds. Many outbuildings on the property, one of which is a 1500 sq. ft guest house. Excellent rental or living space for a caretaker. Fenced areas for small animals, barns, and more. Home has double pane, low-e windows which tilt in for easy cleaning. The interior has been freshly painted and is fully insulated. Can either be heated with the new heat pump or wood-fired under-floor water heating system. Large deck with great stunning mountain views and both covered and uncovered areas. Another private deck on the second story off of the master with overlooks the koi pond and newly built patio made from local soapstone. $499,900 Call Chastity Morgan 434 941-5883

This custom built home is based on 10” poured concrete walls in the walkout basement. It has 6” exterior wall depth and 2 zone HVAC for energy efficiency and comfort. Add features like golf and mountain views, open floor plan with soaring ceilings, first floor master suite and detached extra 2-car garage and you have a property that stands out from the competition in its price range. Gourmet kitchen with granite, formal dining room, breakfast area and 3 BR upstairs. $574,900 WPI Call Tom Kubiak 434 981-5904

57 Club Highlands

777 Rhue Hollow

1342 Berry Hill

Walk to golf, tennis and pool. Wonderful mountain views! Lots of extras and TLC that the owners have put in place since 2005: amazing kitchen that any cook will love, with prep kitchen/pantry; downstairs with media viewing area and built in DVD cabinets, pool table, wine tasting room, wood paneled library, bar kitchen; deck, screened porch; garage with extra storage; 2.5 (patio) lots for privacy (house on one). 4 BR, 3.5 BA $699,000 WPI

Post and Beam country cottage with many fine features. Skylights in second floor bedrooms, insulated windows, open floor plan. Covered front sitting porch 22.5 x 7.5 and rear screened porch 16 x 8. Land is 4.54 acres of sunny landscaped yard (with a spring fed water feature), stream on back boundary and matures woodlands. Beautiful Blue Ridge mountain views from the the front. On a very quiet country lane 40 minutes from Charlottesville and only minutes to Wintergreen Resort. $319,000 Call Charlie Wineberg 434 996-7336

Lovingly restored century farm house with 29.13 acres of pasture and hardwoods. Home features 3 BR, 2 BA, cozy living room, dining room and large country kitchen. Interior and exterior has been recently painted, new cherry cabinets, new Anderson windows throughout. Hardwood floors, large master suite. Large deck area with pool area shaded by magnificent 350 year old oak and beech trees. Mature plantings. Wonderful bold creek and trails throughout. Magical property, look for arrowheads in the field! Owner /agent $489,000 Call Sharon Stacey 434 962-0719


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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 ................................... 38 comics.........................................39

on the cover Photographer: Norm Shafer Richard Christy uses a knife to work on the head of a miniature swan in his studio in Montebello. Story on page 10.

from thepublishers Here’s the clue: Morning Walk VN58. Well, the ultrasound lady is guessing there’s a 97% chance it is Morning Walk, and a 3% chance it is Flint Smoke 730F-4. If I were playing it safe, I’d paint the room Celery Sticks GLG15. But I’m not much for gender neutral color schemes especially when much of the house already looks like dying grass. So Morning Walk VN58 it is. Barber Shop 06-10. That is not a paint color, but it is a milestone in Adam’s young life. Aside from his mother’s pregnant mommy brain forgetting to bring money to a place of business, Adam’s first professional hair cut went very well. Lollipops are wonderful things. So are ATM machines, When it was all said and done, my boy looked like a little man. He could run for office with that haircut. Or lend money. Not that I don’t like his new coif, but I am eager to see the wild curlies behind his ears come back in the fall. The kind of hair that votes politicians out of office. Or that borrows money from the piggy bank in his room. If it is true that the baby’s room is to be painted Morning Walk VN58,

then it should be interesting to see what her hair ends up being like. If it’s anything like Adam’s, she’ll have it down to her knees by age 2 if I leave it be. As for names, don’t even try to get it out of us. That’s the one secret we are keeping to ourselves. However, since her due date is predicted to be the day on or before her brother’s birthday, we can speculate on nicknames. Maybe we should paint the room Party Crasher 09-28. Enjoy! Yvette and Tommy Stafford


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basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz www.basicnecessities.com www.kaypfaltz.com

Tasting in Italy: The Art of Living Well In May, despite missed flights due to volcanic ash and soggy spring rains, a group of mostly Nelson county wine tasters traversed Italy from Lake Garda to Tuscany, to Umbria and on to the Amalfi Coast. As Elizabeth Gilbert pointed out, the Italians have perfected L’arte d’arrangiarsi, “the art of making something out of nothing,� and equally, Il bel far niente, “the beauty of doing nothing.� Here there is a mentality of life, and it concerns largely a farming way of life that, with its respect for animal, land and tradition, encompasses the Slow Food Movement (begun in Italy), and yet so much more. High points of the trip included a nine-course dinner at organic farm and winery Pratello on Lake Garda the night we finally arrived, dazed and jetlagged; a day spent with Elena Panaeleoni and Giulio Armani of La Stoppa winery in Piacenza. What was supposed to be a quick two-hour visit turned into an entire day as we began in the vineyard, where Elena’s passion for her land and eighty-year old vines was contagious. We were joined by Rocco, Tinto and Bianca, vineyard

dogs, and visited the cellar to meet winemaker Giulio. Then the tasting. But what a tasting. With Grana Padano cheese, salamis, prosciutto, herb and seed-coated chevres. And when Jonathan Hohman asked Elena to disclose her favorite vintage, an aged bottle arrived from the cellar. A high point for me involved not fermented grape juice, but mud-caked pigs. Filippo of Tierre di Siena, also responded to the group’s enthusiasm during a prosciutto tasting and drove us to visit the sagacious souls behind this Italian delicacy. He joined us at his friend Silvia’s wine shop in San Gimignano, where we tasted wines from her estate, La Marronaia, another organic producer, respecting the land which has been farmed for centuries. But when Jonathan tried his question, “What is your favorite vintage?� Silvia’s answer, “The next one!� put an end to tasting older vintages. On the bus there was discussion about the merits of one wine over another as well as private recipes concerning the proper preparation of chicken. The Imperial Hotel Tramontano in Sorrento (birthplace of Torquato Tasso and home briefly to writers such

as Geothe, Byron, Shelly, de Musset, Lamartine, Keats, Leopardi and Ibsen) provided a majestic backdrop, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, for many a balcony wine tasting. But as nice as this grand old luxury hotel was, in the end it was the sense of camaraderie that developed amongst the group that made the trip; it was the light clouds drifting above and days of gentle sunshine after rain; it was simple, fresh local food...and oh yes, it didn’t hurt that all was washed down with great, local, organic wine. Pico della Marronaia – If seeking body yet finesse, look no farther than Silvia’s Pico. Sangiovese and Merlot. Ripe plum, chocolate and game notes. Organic. $29.99 La Stoppa, Gutturnio- is a DOC blend of Barbera and Bonarda. Soft black cherry notes. Organic. $18.99 Pratello Lieti Conversari – Surprisingly, this white was my favorite of the trip. Made from Manzoni Bianca (a cross between Riesling and Pinot Blanc developed by professor Manzoni in the 1920s.) Notes of honey, wild rose, nutmeg and lime. Organic. $18.99 Join Kay in Paris in September. Air, hotel, meals, wine, sightseeing all for $2945. Kpfaltz@cstone.net.

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July 26 - July 30 Rockfish Valley Ruritan Park

5pm - 8pm (6-16 yrs) $105 5pm - 6:30 pm (4-5 yrs) $ 75 Youth Development Program (Intense Program for the Advanced Player)

12-16 years July 26-30

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Bandfair 8, North Branch Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual fundraiser, attracted plenty of kiddies and their parents to Cardinal Point Winery (left). In Nellsyford, shoppers at the Tuckahoe School Antique Fair and Yard Sale braved scorching heat and humidity, which is why HoboJac played under a tent (above and below).




As a young chef, Richard Christy of Montebello used to carve large blocks of ice for buffets. Animals, fish, sharks, vases, Easter baskets, golfers.

You name it, he carved it. continued on page 12

The Cottage at Rodes Farm

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 Bendle5@aol.com








ike-new brick home with three bedrooms, two baths and large tiled great room area. This lovely 10.67-acre parcel contains 4 division rights and already has a new well and 3BR septic for another building site. Living room and kitchen/dining area feature ceramic tile. Bonus loft area for office or den. Road frontage on Snow Hill Lane and Findlay Mountain Road. Mountain and pastoral views. A great opportunity for a small farm or an investment. $249,000 128 SATI NWO O D L AN E


his 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. $274,000



ocated just minutes from Nellysford and Wintergreen Resort and just 35 from Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ville. This wellmaintained home has beautiful landscaping and a large open yard with Blue Ridge views. There are three bedrooms, two baths and a spacious great room with a gas fireplace. The master bath has a large garden tub. Owners are in the process of replacing the flooring in both bathrooms. Huge vegetable garden plot. Walk to Berry Hill Winery! $185,000 WALK AR O U N D L AN E


rivate yet easily accessed, this 2.85-acre wooded parcel is located in the sought-after Rhue Hollow area at the end of a cul-de-sac. Just minutes to Wintergreen Resort, making this an ideal spot for a second home or a year â&#x20AC;&#x2122;round residence. Lovely winter mountain views and all-season potential with some cutting. Mountain laurel abounds! Great building sites. Soil work completed for a 3BR residence. Close to Nellysford and approximately 35 min to Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ville. $105,000


WI NTE R G R E E N R E S O RT rivate location 121 C H E STN UT L AN E with seasonal mountain views. Located at the end of a cul-desac, this would be a great fixer upper. Main level of house has 3 bedrooms and downstairs level (exterior entrance) has additional bedroom, bath and living area that makes a great separate living area for rental or guests. Double gas fireplace warms living and family rooms. 2000 square feet. $299,000


190 SATI NWO O D L AN E rivate location in Spruce Creek estates. Onelevel living with a full unfinished basement. Cozy home with a wood-burning fireplace, 3BR, 2BA and large garage. Close to Nellysford and Wintergreen and 30 minutes to Charlottesville. Currently rented. $249,000

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“And I thought that if I could carve in ice, I could carve in wood,” he said.


Richard Christy uses a hatchet to rough out the shape of a decoy at his studio in Montebello (opposite). Some of the patterns that he uses to begin to cut out the basic shapes of the birds hang from his table. Richard uses a rasp to refine the body of a miniature swan decoy (right). This decoy is about one-fourth the size of a real swan. He later marks the spot where he will carve nostrils on the beak. For feathers on a yellowleg shorebird decoy, Richard uses a fine brush to paint them.

And that’s how his second career as a decoy carver got started. While he was still working as a chef in Sandbridge, Virginia (just south of his hometown of Virginia Beach), he lived and worked seaside between the Atlantic Ocean and Buck Island Bay where he met people from families who had been carving decoys since the turn of the century. “These were all people that were fisherman and when they weren’t fishing, they became hunting guys,” said Richard. “And back in the ‘30s, ‘40s, and ‘50s, that area was prolific in the waterfowl industry.” So he started going to shows and trying to learn how to carve decoys. But it turns out that a lot of the “old timers” were pretty secretive when it came to their methods. “But I convinced them to pass their trade onto youth,” said Richard. “All of them became my mentors and they all had their own styles of carving and their way of doing things. And I just took my ability of carving ice and took it to the wood side.” Now, decades later, Richard is retired from his work as an executive chef and living in Montebello. There, he carves decoys in his cabin studio (he also rents out the cabin) which is on the planned Virginia Artisan Trail. Recent technologies have changed hunting and the art of decoy-construction, so Richard’s decoys, while usable in hunting, are more often purchased to be decorative pieces in peoples’ homes. And even more interestingly, he ages them after they’re completed so they look like the old-style decoys. “As we’ve progressed in technology, still today I carve mine by old fashioned methods,” said Richard. “They’re all going to be irregular and have their own expressions and attitudes.” NCL

A great blue heron carving stands completed outside Richard Christy’s Montebello studio (above). His decoys are known as confidence decoys. They’re meant to give incoming birds confidence to land, rather than be strictly decorative decoys. Richard’s decoys run from as low to $35 to as much as $500 depending on size and detail. The best way to get him is by email: BuckIslandDecoys@aol.com.


Smashed strawberries are measured out while making strawberry, kiwi jam at a canning class held at the Nelson Center in Lovingston. To register for an upcoming canning class, call the Nelson Extension office at (434) 263-4035. Each class is $5 which covers the costs of cans or jars, plus the produce that goes inside.


Sterilized jars are lifted out of a pot of boiled water before being filled with jam (below left). Glenn Prindle stirs while Sandy Gallagher adds sugar to the jam. Filled jars of jam are wiped clean before the lids are put screwed on, in order to ensure a good seal. The finished product: kiwi strawberry jam! (below)


You already missed their “jam session,” but the Nelson County Master Gardeners want to invite you to the rest of their food preservations classes. Sandy Gallagher, the president of the Nelson County Master Gardeners, first got in touch with people at the Virginia Cooperative Extension when she realized that it was becoming more and more common for locals to be growing their own produce or participating in a cooperative extension. “It was natural for the transition to canning to come along,” said Sandy, who added that folks young and old have shown an interest in this ageold activity. “I’m an old lady and my mother used to do it when I was a kid. In the olden days, we did a lot of canning. It was something I began to think of was sort of a lost art.” But it’s found now! Tracy Nedza, a family and consumer science agent for the Central Virginia Cooperative Extension said that even though canning has been done throughout history as part of family farms and communities, canning has come a long way.

“People used to do things the way their grandmothers did them and their grandmothers before,” said Tracy. “But now food safety is a science and there are certain processes that are needed to keep food safe and keep the quality good.” Sandy said she noticed the same kinds of things. Her mother used to seal jars with wax but now the jars used in canning are sealed using controlled temperatures. And your grandmother’s pressurizer is a thing of the past. Sandy said her mother’s pressure cooker used to explode all the time, getting green beans all in her hair. “But now they’ve built these things so that they’re foolproof and safe,” she said. Tracy added that in addition to saving money, families today are using canning as a way to control what they’re eating. Plus, it’s a great way to spend some quality time together or make great homemade gifts. After the first workshop, held on a Saturday, everyone took home a jar of strawberry kiwi jam. Sandy’s jar was empty by Monday morning. NCL




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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!

You know the summer season has hit Wintergreen Resort when people flood Lake Monocan in the valley and storm up the mountain for Blues & Brews Festival for cool brews and tunes from artists such as local blues favorite Eli Cook (below).

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thisoldhouse Location: 458 Parrish Ln., Tyro, Virginia Offered at: $389,900 Comments: 38 acres of beauty surrounds this charming home tucked away at the base of the Blue Ridge. The property features a 3BR, 1BA home that sits among a mature setting with outbuildings & barns including a unique building in the yard that can be used as a shop, cabin or playhouse. The land is about half pasture and half woods with a spring starting on the property. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ample privacy at 458 Parrish Ln. Contact: Jim Wood Montague, Miller & Co.– Lovingston 434-263-8736


Location: 4 Rockfish Heights Ln, Nellysford, Virginia Offered at: $399,000 Comments: New Construction in Rockfish Hights. Short drive to Nellysford & Wintergreen Resort. Low annual dues & excellent construction from Geo Barns. 5+ acre lot with mountain and valley views. Open floor plan with Great Room open to large deck. Private setting. Set an Appointment to see this NEW HOME. Contact: Kim Chappell Roy Wheeler - Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties 434-238-2430





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Local favorite Loose Gravel played some off their hard driving bluegrass music for folks visiting Humpback Rocks Farm on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 5.8.

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

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139 Pinnacle Drive

Brian Chase Managing Broker 434-987-4168

Remodeled ski chalet just steps away from the Big Acorn lift - ski day & night. Excellent year round Blue Ridge Mountain sunset views. Adjacent to 0.4 acres of permanent open space. Features: Granite counters in kitchen-baths; flat panel electronics in every room; leather seating collection; wood burning fireplace; vaulted ceilings. $349,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (477111)

609 White Oak

Priced to sell! Beautiful interiors, 2 bd, 2 ba, galley kitchen, great room, wood-burning fireplace, private master suite, walk to The Mountain Inn, skiing, shopping, dining, the perfect summer/weekend/ski/golf get-a-way! A prime rental request on the resort Homes & Villas rental program. Rental revenue history (gross revenue) 2007 ($14, 281.54) 2008 ($14,080.40), 2009 ($11,462.44), 2010 year-to-date ($5,023.25) Enjoy your weekends on the mountain, and your rental revenue when you are away, WPI .Offer price: $165,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: bastide@ earthlink.net (477412)


Kim Chappell 434-238-2430

Pam Le Vine 941-724-4787

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)

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Steve Marianella 434-566-1293

382 Deer Springs Lane

Christy Phillips 434-987-6388







3208 North Ridge

Wonderful 2 bedroom North Ridge Condo close to everything! Views of the Shenandoah Valley and the best price at North Ridge too! Walk to Golf, Tennis, Spa, Restaurants and Skiing. Comes furnished and includes WPI. $185,000 Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293. (459078)


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23 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 and www.ExperienceWintergreen.com (463011)

Lot 5B, 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. $399,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (472475)

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Logan Place Lot #4

Rod Phillips 434-987-6399


Jim Mummery 434-531-5033

Great golf front home boasting 2144 sq. ft. + 660 sq. ft. of sweeping decks. 4 beds, 3 full baths with open floor plan for great entertaining. Custom Hickory cabinetry, 3cm granite counters, stainless appliances, hardwood flooring and tankless water heater. One year home owners warranty included. Great location on one of the most desirable streets in Wintergreen. Walk to Devil’s Knob Golf Course, Devil’s Grill and driving range. Live the active lifestyle directly on the golf course.WPI. Offered at $485,000. Call Christy and Rod Phillips at 434-987-6399. (459279)

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Reduced by $40,000! 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 $99,500. Call Steve Marianella for details at 434-566-1293 (456338)



4 Rockfish Heights

New Home Construction near Wintergreen Resort. 4 Rockfish Heights has great views on a 4+ acre lot, an open floor plan, 3BR and 2BA and lots of privacy. New Geo Barn construction keeps cost of ownership LOW. Also, low HOA dues in this neighborhood. $399,000 Listed by Kim Chappell and www.ExperienceNelsonCounty.com (477465)

Stoney Creek Golf Front homesite, almost 1 acre, overlooks Tuckahoe Hole #3, includes WPI Right of Membership. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views, close to hiking and biking trails, the Allen Creek Nature Preserve, swimming, tennis and dining. Offered at $179,900 Kim Chappell at 434238-2430. www.ExperienceWintergreen.com (467680)

34 Poll Ax Lane Nice location at end of cul de sac, close to Chestnut Springs Pool. Bring your builder or let us introduce you to one. Quiet area of resort away from main traffic arteries. Includes WPI, priced to sell now at $91,000. Bring your builder or one of ours. Call Steve Marianella tel 434-566-1293 (472685)

Rockfish Heights Lot #6 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 www.ExperienceNelsonCounty.com Call 434-238-2430 for details (471915)

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909 Diamond Hill

Slope side one bedroom studio condo at only $162000! Fully furnished and in great shape, this studio has a full kitchen and dining area, full bathroom,family room with fireplace and adjacent private patio. Enjoy this summer’s music festival and fireworks from the patio or ski next winter! Listed by Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 (477522)


2217 Tanners Ridge

Golf front! Golf front! Golf front! Need we say more? Golf season is here! The greens are calling! Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished Tanners Ridge. Stainless steel appliances, wood burning fireplace, deck overlooking Devils Knob Golf Course, Reserve your tee time, bring your golf clubs to closing/settlement, hit the links the same day! Walk to swimming, tennis, dining, hiking trails, WPI, Offer price: $155,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: bastide@earthlink.net (477582)






61 Bear Run

Almost new Golf front Three bedroom home on Devils Knob course at Wintergreen. Gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors in main living area, Trex decking, fireplace, oversized loft area. Great location near tennis, golf and Devils Grill restaurant Premier equity membership. Very energy efficient home, listed by Steve Marianella @ $519,900 tel 434 -566-1293 (477226)

1629 Overlook

Panoramic mountain and valley views from this furnished two bedroom condo in great condition. Walk to tennis, golf and restaurants and close to skiing. Shuttle stop directly in front of recently renovated Overlook building. Great potential for rental unit or enjoy as your family vacation getaway, Listed at $279,900 by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 (472452)

2080 Stone Ridge

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE! No steps from parking lot; bathroom renovated for wheelchair use. Building is NEWEST CONDO CONSTRUCTION in Wintergreen (2003). Overlooks 18th hole & Golf clubhouse with Shenandoah Valley winter views; short walk to Wintergarden Spa, golf, tennis and restaurant. Interior almost new, tastefully appointed and in excellent condition. Ready for immediate occupancy. WPI, offered at $239,000. Call Joan Mummery at 434-531-5033. (472192)




781 Cedar Meadow Drive Walk to Golf and Stoney Creek Clubhouse. Large fl at lot bordered by open space on one side and rear. $79,000 Kim Chappell 434-238-2430 or www. ExperienceWintergreen.com (440387)





2210 Tanners Ridge

Value Priced resort condo under. $110K! Sold furnished and ready for Ski Season. Close to many resort amenities including the WTG Shuttle Stop. Enjoy the cozy wood burning fireplace and extra large patio. Listed by Kim Chappell and www.ExperienceWintergreen.com, 434-238-2430 (471322)


132 Crawfords Edge

Nice lot in quiet area of Wintergreen Resort. Close to Chestnut Springs Pool, golf, tennis and skiing. Includes Premier Membership (17K value). Bring your builder or let us introduce you to one of ours. Listed by Steve Marianella at $95,000 -tel 434-566-1293 (472889)

5 Dripping Rock Lane Nice wooded lot with easy access on quiet street in Wintergreen Resort. Build your dream home on this .47 acre lot. www.ExperienceWintergreen.com 434-238-2430. (460328)


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95 Gumtree Here’s Your chance to own a piece of WTG and join the WTG Club. This is a fractional lot ownership opportunity that comes with a full Membership. Have an investment while enjoying all the resort amenities for members. Listed at $25,600 by Kim Chappell and www. ExperienceWintergreen.com, 434-238-2430 (471400)





241 Timbers Ready to do some skiing this winter? or own an investment ski rental? Rarely offered one bedroom end unit on Ski side of building! Only $155,000 furnished and ready to enjoy Wintergreen now. Contact Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 (468654)




1 Three Ridges

Striking post and beam home offers contemporary architecture & exceptional workmanship w/unparalled panoramic mtn views. Live in the home you’ve dreamed of. 4+ acres of privacy & peace. Sold beautifully furnished! Walk to coffee shop or Devil’s Backbone for lunch & dinner. Minutes to Wintergreen & Cville w/o high HOA fee $949,000. Call Denise Ramey 434-960-4333 (476337)



380 Cedar Drive

Luxurious mountain estate home on 1 acre. Gourmet kitchen, hardwoods, vaulted wood ceilings, master bath w/ granite double vanity and Jacuzzi tub, 3 fireplaces (2 gas/1 wood), superb mountain views, 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 car garage, extensive decks w/ full size hot tub. $1,295.000. Also available w/ 2 adjoining cul-de-sac lots for investment/privacy. $2M. Part seller financing and/or condo swap considered. Brian Chase 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (472305 & 472414)





472 Cedar Meadow Drive

Exceptional home on beautifully landscaped double lot; breath-taking great room features stone wood-burning fireplace extending to top of 15 foot wood-paneled ceiling, large casement windows and built-in bookcases, overlooked by balcony; family room features gas fireplace with soapstone hearth; enjoy outdoor living with screened porch, extensive deck and lovely yard with fish pond and waterfall; other features include greenhouse, sun room, stone chimney and stone pillars on front porch. $679,000 Call Joan Mummery (434) 531-5033. (466879)

CopperLeaf Homes CopperLeaf Homes creates rustic mountain retreats with modern craftsmanship. Stunning Timberframe homes exemplify mountain charm and quality. With over 30 homes built at Wintergreen many references are available. Custom home experts or choose from existing floorplans. Contact Rod & Christy Phillips 434-987-6399 www.copperleafhomesva.com





18 Coopers Vantage

Gorgeous year-round mountain views! Recent remodeling produced a stunning kitchen complete with granite counters, extensive cherry cabinetry, Bosch stainless appliances, and cork flooring. Generous spaces and two 1st floor master bedrooms allow for multi-family enjoyment. Furnished. Reduced $204,000 from Fall 2007!! Offered at $695,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (456168)




Pharsalia a day to remember. a place to enjoy. Est. 1814 Tyro, Virginia

Thursday, August 19th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. An Evening with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm at Pharsalia One of the country’s most famous advocates of sustainable agriculture will be spreading his outspoken gospel. Dinner by Full Circle Catering is included. Fee is $50.00 per person. Please reserve by August 11th. To register, send your check and form to Pharsalia Events, 2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, VA 22976

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The 2010 Swing for Health golf tournament will be a Preferred Drive format again held at beautiful Stoney Creek Golf Course. Singles, twos and threes are all welcome, we’ll match you with a foursome. To register call Liz Burnett at 434-263-4000 or email liz@brmedical.com. $380 per team, $95 per player. Womens Flight 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.*


For more on Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue,call (434) 531-5688 or email hopeslegacy@hotmail.com.

There are places for cats and dogs to go when they don’t have homes, but a couple years ago Maya Proulx realized she didn’t know of any rescues for larger animals. She’s been around horses all her life, and she adopted the first horse she ever had. But when she adopted Hope a couple years ago, she realized she needed to do more. “I just sort of felt like doing it one at a time wasn’t enough anymore,” said Maya who operates Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc. “I really wanted to be able to help more horses on a larger scale.”

The nonprofit foster-based rescue organization has placed several horses and even a donkey over the last couple years, but they’ve taken in a couple of residents as well, including Prince and Lucy. “With the economy these days, there are a lot more horses that are needing help,” explained Maya. “We take in horses that are abused or abandoned or neglected. We also take in horses [when] their owners can’t afford them any more.” Their first fundraiser – an open house and yard sale at Rodes Farm – is July 17 starting at about 8 a.m.

Mens/Couples Flight

The raffle items and prizes were great!* Registration fee includes: 18-hole tournament Putt Like a Tiger contest Golf cart Practice balls Box lunch After-match beverages & hors d’oeuvres Team & individual prizes Proceeds benefit the Rural Health Outreach Program *Actual quotes from golfers at prior Swing for Health events.


The Java Depot 434-361-2324 Great Coffees Homemade Breakfast & Lunch Open 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM Closed on Tuesdays www.TheJavaDepot.com

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

Do you have a philosophy to live by? “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” may be the current quote of the day for many home buyers. Tough economic times have made it increasingly more difficult for prospective home purchasers to obtain financing. While there are many silver bullets that can kill a loan, the number one reason for initial loan denial is poor credit. If you are struggling to get financing for a home purchase, be persistent and align with the right professionals, so that you can be guided down the path that just might lead to your new front door. Here are a few tips to help understand and boost your credit score! Credit overview; a FICO score is a grade on your overall credit worthiness. Scores range from 300 to 850. Interpreting scores: 800 and up – flawless (13% of population); 720-799 – excellent (27% of population); 680-719 – good/great; 620-679 – average/fair; 580-619 – poor credit;

500-579 – bad credit; Below 500 – start rebuilding! Factors in your score: 35% – Payment history; 30% – Amounts owed; 15% – Length of credit history; 10% – New type of credit; 10% – Types of credit used. Get a copy of your credit report; you can’t begin to improve your score until you know what exactly it is you need to tackle. To get a free copy of your credit report visit www. AnnualCreditReport.com. Clean up your credit report; sometimes things slip through the cracks and something that you paid off or previously cleared up may still be showing on your credit report. Dispute inaccuracies. Cut up the credit card; one of the worst things you can do is to continue to pile on the debt. Stop accumulating debt and making the situation even more insurmountable. Remove the card from your wallet and resist the temptation to use it. Don’t max out the card OR close

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the account; Carrying high balances that approach the available credit limit can negatively impact credit scores. Even if you are not using the card, keep the account open. As the debt is being paid down, the available credit will increase and so will your credit score. Don’t apply for more credit; as long as you are in credit repair mode, avoid making any new applications for credit. Saving 10% on a department store purchase is not worth the additional hit on your credit. Get current on delinquent accounts; an estimated 35% of your credit score is based on payment history. Getting current on delinquent accounts can make a huge difference in your score. Pay off your debts; make a GetOut-Of-Debt Plan. Instead of growing your debt, the goal is to reduce it. Seek professional assistance and stick with the plan! Contact creditors; if you are in a difficult financial situation, call your

creditor to ask for assistance. Be cautious; some hardship programs may help relieve the current financial burden, but can negatively impact your credit (not making your payments can too!). Call your Realtor; if you are trying to repair credit so that you can make a home purchase, call your real estate agent. Rest assured that you are not the first client with credit issues. The agent should have a little black book of resources and can refer you to a loan officer or financial professional that can help you reach your goal. Follow the advice of your financial professional and you may be able to buy a home before the end of the year. Good luck! 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.

Just a short stroll to a local winery!

591 Edgehill Way 3Br/2Ba; 2,000 sq ft; 2.26 Acres MLS #477449; $269,000 This house has been lovingly transformed from a “house” to a “home”! From the tree lined front yard and well landscaped entrance, to the relaxing screened porch overlooking the raised garden beds and play area in the big back yard, this transformation is evident. More than $30,000 was recently spent on interior and exterior renovations. The kitchen has new granite countertops, tile back splash, and stainless steel appliances. The basement renovation expanded the living area to include an optional 4th bedroom and a spacious family room with lots of natural light from the addition of the wall of windows and glass French doors. Step outside to the screened porch with plenty of room for entertaining of family and friends. Other interior upgrades include having the home wired for a generator, installation of a water conditioning system, and the addition of hardwood floors in the great room and kitchen, along with other features such as new thermostats, ceiling fans, light dimmers, crown molding, and more. Step outside and enjoy the now maturing landscaping, fencing, storage shed, and garden beds. Ride a bike through the neighborhood, play basketball on the newly paved drive, or simply sit and relax on the covered front porch or screened back porch. This property wants to welcome you home!

Marlo G. Allen

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

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365 Truslow’s Lane 3Br/4Ba; 2,700 sq ft (+1,619 unfin) MLS #477734; $489,900 Bright open spaces are always crowd pleasers; if you are one of those buyers that thrives on light, then you have to see this house! It is impossible to describe, how amazing this home is. When you first pull up, you will be mesmerized by the mountain views and the custom detail and trim of the exterior. Follow the winding stone walkway, to the front porch and entrance; when you walk through the front door you will be drawn in by the high ceilings and “wall of windows”. Travel through the home to the back sunroom or spacious screened porch to immerse yourself in nature and complete privacy and relaxation. Custom construction includes: Cathedral and high ceilings throughout, oak floors, stone wood-burning fireplace, custom cabinetry and built-ins, walk-in pantry with sink and window, master suite on first floor with a 11x8 walk-in closet with window and shelving, and a master bath with double vanity, soaking tub, separate shower and water closet, guest rooms with private bathrooms, 3rd bedroom or bonus room with sitting area and 3 closets, study or library, laundry room, sunroom, screened porch with sitting and dining area, full walk-out basement with room for expansion, storage, or workshop, walk-in crawl space with storage cabinets, and two car garage. If you are looking for a home in Stoney Creek or Wintergreen Resort, consider this home which is only a couple miles from Stoney Creek and Rodes Farm; benefit from the same recreational conveniences and quality construction, while taking advantage of nearly 7 acres of privacy.

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We’re not sure what scares us this most: this scarecrow of the thought of John Holman of Nellysford dragging a mannequin into the middle of a field and dolling him up in a bike helmet and polo. Now we know what you can do with your old papasan chairs.

• Non-invasive • Safe, no radiation! An imaging only report is available • Quick-typical IR scan takes appx. 30 min without interpretation for $199.00* • Physiologic imaging * serving the Charlottesville, Staunton, • Pre-purchase imaging Lexington, Lynchburg, and Roanoke areas • Pre-race imaging • Whole horse diagnostics • Saddle-fitting – Does the saddle fit the horse? • Back pain Travel fee may apply. • Detect tendon and ligament injuries before Multi-horse programs are available. clinical signs are present • Bone problems • Hoof balance, abscesses, laminitis, navicular • Muscle atrophy • Circulatory disturbances • Find problems invisible to xray and ultrasound • Monitor healing • And so much more!

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A square dance at the Rockfish Valley Community Center and a performance by The Mississippi Leg Hound at the Dodd Cabin were among several Grand Discovery Day events which were part of the Nelson Scenic Loop.



Mad props to David Bernard. Or, as the case may be, mad hops.


David owns Madhops, a hopyard in Massies Mill. A hopyard, like a vineyard for grapes, is a place where hops is grown before it is used to brew beer. Three years ago, David, a carpenter in residential construction by day, heard about a national shortage in hops. The larger companies, like InBev who now owns Budweiser all had contracts with large hops growers so their products weren’t in danger, but David was concerned about all the local and craft brewers that depend on hops for their products nowadays. “The craft brewing industry is just booming,” said David. “Nelson County has two breweries. Charlottesville has two. And I hear more are on the way. And because of the shortage, I decided to utilize my farmland to create more of a local product.” David used to have some farm animals, but since he came into ownership of the place in the late 1970s, he’s been using the land mostly for growing hay. He’s still cutting hay off of a lot of the land, but now one acre is devoted to growing hops of five varieties: Cascades, Willamette, Chinook, Galena and Zeus. Much like how different grapes are combined to create different flavors in wines, different varieties of hops are tossed in to create different flavors in beer. “It’s sort of like Italian cooking,” said David. “A little of this and a little of that.” He’s quick to say he’s not a brewer, but he does know a little something about the trade. And according to David, with the exception of uniquely flavored beer like orange or strawberry, the hops are what gives the beers their flavors. The other ingredients are fairly similar between brews. Three years ago, he flew to Washington state for a hops growers convention, found a distributor and bought 4,000 rhizomes (the underground plant system that grows the hops). Three years, $15,000, and a lot of hard physical labor later, he’s got a hopyard that will produce about 2,000 pounds of dried hops this year. “There’s definitely been a big learning curve,” said David, who built, with the help of his family and his one employee Donny Carter, the one acre plot of 16-foot trellises that the hops require. “But it’s been very interesting to learn a new topic. I’m 61 years old and have a tendency to do the same things so this has been a great way to learn something new.” David doesn’t have any current plans to expand his crop, which is all grown organically, but he says he could if the demand required it. He doesn’t have any ongoing contracts right now, but at a hopyard viewing last month, David met with several local brewers (including Taylor Smack of Blue Mountain Brewery and Jason Oliver from Devils Backbone Brewing Company) who David said are interested. What’s most interesting to David is the prospect of working with a local brewery to use fresh hops to brew a very unique beer. “It’s very highly valued out in the West Cost in Seattle and Portland,” he explained. “They take the hops right off the vine and brew beers with them. They are much more flavorful. It’s sort of akin to using fresh herbs in cooking versus dried.” Sounds good to us! NCL

David’s hops will be ready for harvest in August or September. For more information, email him at madhops@ceva.net.






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When the weatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice, Hal Loken goes up in the air about once a week. He uses a plane to get up, but on his way down, he has no motor, no parachute, no nothinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Well heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got one thing: His glider. A glider (or a sailplane) is a type of aircraft without an engine that uses natural lift to glide (or soar) long distances at pretty high speeds. Hal, a retired aerospace engineer and a Roseland resident whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been â&#x20AC;&#x153;soaringâ&#x20AC;? since 1966, is one of about 40 members of Shenandoah Valley Soaring, a glider club that operates out of Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest Airport over in Waynesboro. Members recently gathered at a field in Roseland to soar into the air. Gliders get up in the air by being towed behind what glider pilots call â&#x20AC;&#x153;power planes.â&#x20AC;? Hal and a few other SVS members are licensed to fly both types of planes. Once they get up to about 3000 feet, the glider disconnects from the power plane and soars like an eagle before heading back to Earth. Visitors are always welcome at Eagleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nest and will often get a

ride with a pilot like Hal. Visitors are especially welcome if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re interested in becoming glider pilots. The process can take some time, but Hal says he has students old and young. In fact, one of his students is just 12 years old! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Typically, if you get a teenager, it is amazing how fast they learn,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially with all the video games they play!â&#x20AC;? Becoming a glider pilot can happen one of two ways. A pilot with a conventional license can add a glider rating, but non-pilots can learn to fly gliders from scratch. There is some flight time required as well as a written test administered by the Federal Aviation Administration to make sure that everyone up in the air knows what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing. But Hal, who first started soaring with the Brown University Soaring Club in Coventry, Rhode Island by launching gliders with a winch (a contraption that uses a powerful stationary engine and some cable to launch the plane), said that all the hard work is worth it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just to be up there in the air. NCL





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STORY by JENNIE TAL PHOTOGRAPHY by TOMMY STAFFORD Live music. Clinking glasses. And frogs. All things you’re likely to hear at Devils Backbone Brewing Company. The music and the drinks – you can get those from anywhere at DBBC. But not the frogs. To hear those croakers, you’ve gotta sit outside. “We’ll assume people want to sit out on the front patio so they can get the direct view of the three ridges,” said Chris Trotter, DBBC

general manager. “But they all end up pointing over to the [pond]’s direction.” Daniel Gayle of ClearView Water Gardens was brought in to construct the pond when DBBC owner Steve Crandall decided to put one in. He said that as with all his ponds, the one at Devils Backbone is a great way to give a little bit of an aesthetic touch that isn’t too hard to maintain. And while Daniel knows the benefits of his water gardens, he was a bit sur-

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prised by how popular this particular pond has become. “I didn’t expect it to be as big of a deal as it is to the point where people are fishing in it,” said Daniel who’s been creating water gardens for about a decade. “I’ve heard stories of kids jumping in there, people swimming and all kinds of crazy stuff, really.” Turns out, those stories are true. Chris said some of the Backbone’s guests have gotten just a bit too close …

Like that guy who jumped in a few weekends. And the kiddies who want to jump right in. “And we did have one gentleman here who was actually fly fishing,” laughed Chris. But despite those few incidents, Chris said the pond has definitely become part of the package at Devil’s Backbone. “The pond has really become as much a part of the identity of the restaurant as anything else.” NCL

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A Fun Filler I am always looking for interesting fillers for both the shade and sun garden. Often times a filler is a unique balance of form, texture and color in relation to other species that are found in the same locale. White and green variegation is a 4-letter word in my landscape dictionary since it commands so much attention that all other species around it fade to the distance. Time and creativity must be spent to mute the color by using hues of like and contrasting colors to makes a successful break from that strong yellow foliage to other more soft colors like blue and pink. However, a more tasteful variegation is a combination of mostly greenery with hints of yellow – just enough variegation to look interesting but not shout out ‘HERE I AM’. Variegated Solomon’s Seal or Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ is that unique combination of form, texture and yes, tasteful variegation that complements other shade and part sun species. Variegated Solomon’s Seal is an upright, spreading perennial with a main stem and opposite green leaves with a subtle yellow outline – Zones 4 to 9. The plant is a rhizome or modified root that spreads underground to eventually create a mass. The best site to plant this species is a full shade or part sun garden but I have had success in many gardens where it gets up to 6 hours of early morning sun. It is a useful tip to remember that if you wish for a shade or part-sun plant to thrive in your garden in a sunny location, choose early morning eastern sun and not the long hot western exposures that are very difficult for your shade plant to adapt to. When planting Polygonatum, remember that it tends to creep so locate it in an area where it can do what it wants to do naturally. Proper soil preparation is a must, as always, but it has been known to tolerate a host of soils including our famous, or infamous (depending on your vantage point), Nelson County

red clay. As with all rhizomes, plant so that the ‘club’ from which the stems grow is just above or slightly below the soil level (similar to German Iris). The best combinations to use with Variegated Solomon’s Seal is as broad as the palette of plants you can choose from. I often like to use it with pinks and blues as it contrasts nicely with these two colors. Any of your blue or pink Phlox stolonifera or divaricata work well with this as do Endless Summer, Limelight and Annabelle hydrangeas. With its unique texture and form you can even incorporate a host of ferns (Japanese Beech Fern is my personal favorite), periwinkle, hosta or even natives such as Trillium or Virginia Bluebells. Remember to always locate your Polygonatum to the front of the border since its eventual height is only around 12-18 inches. You can easily go two different directions with its unique color: complementary colors such as other yellows and greens or contrasting colors such as the aforementioned blues and pinks. Hardscapes always work well with this species including any upright feature such as a birdbath, birdhouse or even water feature where the Variegated Solomon’s Seal can reach up around the base of the feature to bring needed height similar to how any spike-like plant complements these upright structures. Purchase this species in groups as it will fade to oblivion if it does not have at least 4 buddies in close proximity to it. Over time, these 5 plants will fight and hold their own to create a mass around your structure that will be instantly noticed by anyone that walks or sits in their proximity. And for the cut flower enthusiast, use it rationally the first year and generously in years to come with any sun or shade arrangement where its unique color, form and texture will highlight just about any arrangement of complementary or contrasting color. Until our next article, happy gardening (and stay cool!).

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asktheDr. By Dr. Charles Cole Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Cole, The ticks are crazy this year! Do I need to worry about tick bites? The ticks seem to be everywhere and the number of questions that I get about tick bites has increased dramatically this spring. The cases of Lyme Disease in central Virginia are increasing in number and Lyme disease is considered endemic in the area. Lyme Disease is transmitted by infected black legged ticks. After several days to several weeks about 70-80% of infected people will develop a painless rash. As the rash gets larger the center clears giving the “bull’s eye” rash. Other symptoms may include headache, fever, fatigue, muscle and joint aches and neck stiffness. You can prevent tick born infections by avoiding the ticks. Tick infested areas like tall grass and dense vegetation should be avoided. You should frequently check yourself, your children and your pets for ticks. Tick repellents are available both for people and pets. Removing ticks as soon as possible is important because ticks need to be attached for 24 hours before an infection is spread. Ticks are best removed

by grasping the tick close to the skin with forceps and gently pulling straight out. Try to get the whole tick – leaving the mouth parts in the skin may cause irritation at the site. Routine antibiotic use for tick bites is not recommended. However, a single dose of doxycycline can be used to prevent infection if a black legged tick has been on for at least 24 hours (the tick should be significantly engorged with blood) and the antibiotic can be taken within 72 hours of tick removal. Avoiding ticks and removing ticks as soon as they are discovered are the best prevention of Lyme Disease and other tick related infections. Awareness of symptoms is important because these infections are easily treated in early stages. If you are concerned about tick borne illnesses or are not comfortable removing a tick then go see your doctor. Dr. Charles Cole 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.

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theperfectfit By Agnes F. Schrider, PT Nelson Physical Therapy

Why use a Personal Trainer? “Why use a Personal Trainer”? There are many reasons. You may be an athlete training for a marathon, a golfer wanting to improve flexibility to your swing that will add distance to your drives, a mother wanting to get into a special dress for a special occasion, or simply trying to better your lifestyle, a personal trainer can help you achieve your goals within your time frame. If you have specific health issues such as diabetes, obesity or heart disease, that require special assistance, a personal trainer can develop a fitness program to promote cardiovascular endurance and muscular growth. Early on, the personal trainer will ask you to complete a medical history form, a daily food consumption diary for nutrition purposes and ask “What your personal goal is?” Baseline measurements are taken at this time. Personal Trainers provide support for correcting exercise technique as well as general feedback on progress. Working with a trainer can assist with safe return from injury, and provides specific exercises to strengthen the

body to help protect from further injury. Intensity, time and sticking to your program are all keys to achieving your goals. Everyone needs a different workout; change to a workout routine every 12 weeks is a must. Trainers work to design your perfect program that is specific to your needs and goals. By learning how to use the equipment safely and by using correct form you can avoid injury. Trainers can provide both the encouragement you need as well as take you to levels in your workout that you never would have gone alone. And finally, results. Statistics prove that those working with Trainers not only see results, but see those results faster and maintain them longer. Trainers can help you stay focused on your goals and keep you accountable. 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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Horseshoe Mountain Lodge Roseland, VA • 434.361.2525

Ambrosia Bakery & Deli 2192 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.9661

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

Basic Necessities 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1766

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

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

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

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

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

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 Lovingston Cafe 165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8000 Paulie’s Pig Out 7376 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton • 434.361.2001 Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books 924 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.6660 Smoky’s Black Bear Cafe Wintergreen Resort • 434-325-1227 Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8110 Thai Mex II Valley Green Shopping Center, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1400 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

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2256 Adial Rd, Faber, VA • 434.361.9357 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

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


Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort 15072 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA 540.377.2650 North Fork Cottages 697 North Fork Road, Tyro, VA • 540.377.2007 The Orchard House Bed & Breakfast 9749 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.7747 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

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 Kelly’s 5060 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Faber, VA • 434.361.1169 Foxfire Gifts 954 Beech Grove Road, Nellysford, VA 434.361.2202 Garden Trade 71 River Road (Rt. 6), Faber, VA • 434.263.8786 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 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 Valley Green Gallery Valley Green Center (Rt. 151), Nellysford, VA 434.361.9316

orchardcountry 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

Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1266

Drumheller’s Orchard 1130 Drumheller Orchard Ln., Lovingston, VA 434.263.5036

Lovingston Winery 885 Freshwater Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8467

Fitzgerald’s Orchard 728 Harper’s Creek Lane, Tyro, VA • 434.277.5798

Mountain Cove Vineyards 1362 Fortunes Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.5392

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

Veritas Vineyards & Winery 145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA • 540.456.8000

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

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

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saturday thursday sunday july 10 july 1 july 4 Steal the Glass @ Blue Mountain Brewery Join us every 1st Thursday of the month for Steal the Glass day. Buy a $5 beverage and keep the logo glass it comes in. No limit on glassware. 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Rt. 151) 540-456-8020


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Wintergreen 4th of July Jubilee Fireworks, chairlift rides, and movies under the stars at Wintergreen Resort July 2 through July 4. 434-325-8120

sat-sun july 3-4 Wintergreen Winery Fun on the (3rd and) 4th All American fun: Sipping wine, listening to great music, picnicking by the river, soaking in the scenery and kicking back. Family-friendly setting. Light picnic fare available. Fee. 10AM to 6PM on July 3rd and 4th. 462 Winery Lane, Nellysford, Va. 434-361-2519 Swannanoa Palace Open House Noon until 5PM. Fee. 497 Swannanoa Lane Afton, VA. 540-942-5201


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Faber Farmers Market Held at Faber Volunteer Fire Department every Saturday. Fresh produce, fine crafts, plants. 9 AM to 12 Noon. 8207 Irish Road, Faber,Va. 434-831-2825 Nelson County 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, Va. 434-244-2399 Peach Ice Cream Discount Day at Saunders Brothers Farm Market Peach ice cream, fresh produce and music by Dave Miller and Friends 9AM to 5PM . 2717 Tye Brook Hwy.,Piney River,VA 434-277-5455


Nelson County 4th of July Parade Time: Bike Parade Sign-up – 10:00am. Bike Parade Judging – 10:30am. Bike Parade Awards – 10:45am Main Parade Begins – 11:00am. The parade is being held on the 5th of July in order to accommodate a morning parade and the official bank holiday. We hope you all will attend. And to participate, please drop us a note at nelsonparade@yahoo.com. Front Street, Lovingston, VA. 434-263-6700 Appalachian Farm activities, Veterans and old-time music Join in the fun at Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm to celebrate July 4 and recognize Veterans at 1:00 PM. Mac and Annie will play old-time music at 2:00 and all day the farm will host livestock, crafts, draft horses and Appalachian farm activities from the late 1890s . Milepost 5.8, Blue Ridge Parkway. 540-943-4716 Fourth of July BBQ at DelFosse Winery 1PM-3PM, Reservations Required. Fee. 500 Del Fosse Winery Lane Faber, VA 434-263-6100


Music under the walnut tree at Humpback Rocks Meet the Peach Grower, Bennett Saunders at Saunders Brothers Farm Market. Music by the Dancing Strings. 9AM to 5PM. 2717 Tye Brook Hwy.,Piney River,VA 434-277-5455 Tins for Tunes Concert Series and Food Drive July The Cashmere Jungle Lords. A favorite at Cardinal Point, this dynamic trio from Richmond describe their sound as Southern Fried Salsa Surfabilly or Western Surf Jungle Rock. We just call it fun. Admission is $10 for adults UNLESS you bring 5 nonperishable food items (per person), in which case, admission is FREE! Kids 18 and under admitted free. In case of inclement weather, please call the winery. 5pm. 9423 Batesville Road. 540-456-8400 Veritas Vineyard and Winery Starry Nights 7 PM to 11 PM. Join us for live music, wine, and the big outdoors. Bring your family, friends, lawnchairs and dancing shoes for an unforgettable night under the stars. Fee. 540-456-8000 EXT. 108

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Wintergreen Performing Arts 2010 Summer Music Festival This year’s program, Vienna, will explore four centuries of Viennese music and art, including works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert. Activities include orchestra and chamber music concerts; informal seminars; cooking classes; pops concerts; a film festival; wine tastings; coffee concerts; a 5K Walk/Run; programming for children; nature hikes – more than 200 events in all, many of which are free. Events daily July 5th through August 1st. 434-325-8292

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Music under the walnut tree at Humpback Rocks There’s more mountain fun with Grass Roots as they entertain at this 1890’s Appalachian Homestead Bring a picnic and a chair. Milepost 5.8, Blue Ridge Parkway. 540-943-4716 Bastille Day Celebration Celebrate Bastille Day at DelFosse Winery 1 PM to 5PM Reservations Required. Fee. 500 DelFosse Winery Lane Faber, VA 434-263-6100

wednesday july 7 saturday july 17 Lovingston Farmers Market Held every Wednesday from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Nelson Center in Lovingston. 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. 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway Lovingston, VA. 434-263-7015 Massies Mill Ruritan Carnival July 7 thru 10. 6 pm till 10 pm. Rides – food – games. Rte 151 between Roseland and Piney River. 434-277-5351

Blackberry Season at Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery Blackberry Season July 17 through August 15 9 AM to 5 PM. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 PM to 5 PM Sunday. Pick your own blackberries. 2800 Berry Hill Road Nellysford Va. 434-361-1266


july 18

Cool breezes and bluegrass music Join the fun at Humpback Farm and listen to the sweet bluegrass sound of Pam Ward and Grassy Ridge. 2pm. Milepost 5.8, Blue Ridge Parkway. 540-943-4716


july 25

Music is in the air with Loose Gravel Come up to the mountain top and enjoy bluegrass at its best with a great local group, Loose Gravel. Arrive early and hike the trails or join in the farm activities. 2pm. Milepost 5.8, Blue Ridge Parkway. 540-943-4716 Wine and Food Pairing at DelFosse Winery Four elegantly prepared dishes paired with DelFosse Wines. 1 PM to 5 PM. Fee Reservations required. 500 Del Fosse Winery Lane Faber, VA 434-263-6100

monday july 26 Brown Bag Book Club THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN by Kate Morton Abandoned on a 1913 voyage to Australia, Nell is raised by a dock master and his wife who do not tell her until she is an adult that she is not their child, leading Nell to return to England and eventually hand down her quest for answers to her granddaughter. Nelson Memorial Library. 12pm. 434-263-5904 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. CROSSWORD AND COMICS ON PAGE 39



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Store For Rent Landmark store for rent in Faber. Formerly Walton\’s Mountain Country Store and Garden Trade, this store has had many uses in it\’s long history. Situated along the Rockfish River at the corner of Route 29 and Route 6 with great road frontage and plenty of parking. Available July. Please inquire to Dianne at DianneNordt@aol.com. Posted By: Dianne Nordt 22938 - Faber 804-8292123 $1000

1983 Ford F150 Farm truck Can you tinker with a new carburetor? 1983 FORD F150 Pick-up 300cid 4.9L L6 regular cab, Bed liner, Automatic, Farm Vehicle Tag. Posted By: Mary Cunningham 22920 - Afton 540-456-8813 $500 obo

Craftsman Lawn Mower For Sale Six horsepower. Self-propelled. Mulches too. Excellent condition. Posted By: Joel Cook NELSON COUNTY 434-946-5344 $175

RENTED! – 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

ELECTRONICS HP Desktop Computer w/ 17in monitor HP Desktop computer with 17in flat screen moniter, CD-Rom, DVD-Rom, Multiple USB ports, Windows XP, SMID slots and much more. Contact me for a picture or more info. Posted By: Diane Givens 22920 - Afton 434-987-2107 $500 obo

96 Toyota 4Runner Limited 1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited with Yakima Roof Racks. 199,820 miles. Automatic, 4×4, upgraded stereo with aux input for ipod/mp3 player. Posted By: Ezra 22922 - Arrington/Tye River 434-221-5698 $5800

SERVICES Precise Painting PRECISE PAINTING When you want it nice… -Interior-Exterior -Deck Staining -Powerwashing. Visit us online at www.precisepaintingva.net Posted By: Dave Brown 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 434-996-3039 $tba Owner Lawncare, mulching, planting, debris cleanup and much more… call for free estimate TODAY!! Posted By: Carlos Becerra NELSON COUNTY 434-962-3266 $tbd Rochfish River Home Care Alliance We are a group of experienced caregivers and companions who work in the Nellysford and Wintergreen areas. We provide services that make it possible for you or your loved one to stay comfortable in your own home. We are happy to provide excellent local references and recommendations. Posted By: Richard Collins and Janice Hopkins 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-277-5232 $Hourly

ANTIQUES King Size Hand Painted Designer Bed ~ Tree/Birds ~ VA Great king size painted designer bed made/painted by “Velha B. Ahia in Brazil”. Measures up to 67 inches tall by 79 inches wide & the rails are 80 inches long. Unique & Art Quality ~ We understand these beds sell for thousands. Note the large size ~ Each piece is heavy. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $750 SOLD! – 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 SOLD! – Antique Work Table ~ Nice Blue Paint ~ Central


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Virginia Great antique country Hepplewhite work table. Found in a barn in Southwest Virginia near Rocky Mount. Has great blue paint over white paint & the blue paint is crackled to show the white. Probably dates from the early 1900s. Measures 26½ inches tall by 24 inches by 25 inches. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $95 Large Antique European Carved Court Cupboard ~ Virginia Large & Heavy European oak hand carved court cupboard or server. Measures 57½ inches tall by 56 inches wide by 20½ inches deep.The style is from the 1600s but this one was probably made during the early to mid 1800s. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $900

was replaced about 5 years ago, before we purchased it ~ Repair cost was around $400 Measures 74½ inches tall by 53½ inches wide by 33½ inches deep. It makes a little racket but it cools great. Local Pickup only ~ We’ll help you load it here. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $450

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

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


SOLD! – 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

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

SOLD! – Large Nolin Universal Cooler ~Works ~ Near Charlottesville VA We have used this cooler for a few years & it works well but we are not offering as many cold products & we have a smaller cooler so we are selling this one. Its compressor

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



Summer’s here. Tiger Fuel Company offers a wide variety of outdoor living products, from grills, to patio heaters and fire pits. Fire her up.

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River Ridge Ln; Lot 6; #472525; $84,900

Hike to the river from this property! Private, mostly wooded, gently rolling, w/ pasture and mtn views & wet weather stream; 5.65 ac



NEW: 887 Rockfish Orchard Dr; #477947; $469,000

NEW: 365 Truslows Lane; #477734; $489,900


NEW: 12 Shelton Laurel Trail; #478410; $499,000


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)

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Chalet w/ birds-eye mountain views; at entrance to Wintergreen Resort; sold furnished; income generating potential; sleeps 8-10; 14 ac


15 Eagle Mountain Dr; #460948; $233,000

Immaculate, passive solar home; woodstove, garage, sunroom; wooded w/ clearings; fenced; outbuildings; 1,536 sq ft; 3br/1.5ba; 6.6 c



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Views! Bright, open flow w/ wall of windows; gourmet kitchen, 3 bedroom suites, sunroom, screened porch, basement & garage; 6.76 ac






NEW: 633 Lodebar Estates; #478040; $289,900


REDUCED: 175 Whispering Pines Dr; #472358; $549,900

72 acres, 3,000 sq ft home, 4 acre pond, bold creek, and trails; partially cleared w/ pasture & board fence; 20 min from Wintergreen!







Views from nearly every room! Optional 5th bedroom; hardwood floors, stone fireplace, deck, garage; 3,100 sq ft; 4Br/3.5Ba; 4.88 ac



Only 1 mile from 151, yet very private! Mostly wooded with stream; hardwood floors, deck, basement, 2 car garage; 3Br/2.5Ba; 5ac






158 Wood House Ln; #477998; $519,500

Spacious, custom built home w/ privacy and upgrades; screened porch, balcony, deck, stone trim & fireplace; 3,000+ sq ft; 1.72ac

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

JULY 2010

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