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THE NEW JAVA DEPOT • WILD WOLF • GRAND SQUARES • PEYTON’S ARRIVAL PG. 28 PG. 16 PG. 25 PG. 37
Stoney Creek (at the entrance) 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway
Wintergreen Mountain (next to spa) 121 Blue Ridge Drive
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 348 FORTUNES RIDGE $348,500
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 1881 WINTERGREEN DRIvE $359,000
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 197 TIMBER RIDGE LN $359,000
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 16 DEER SPRINGS CT $309,000
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 138 OAK LN $349,500
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 117 DEvILS KNOB LOOP $739,000
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 3207 NORTH RIDGE CONDOS $135,000
STONEY CREEK AT WINTERGREEN 29 LAKESIDE CLOSE $349,500
STONEY CREEK AT WINTERGREEN 93 BLACK WALNUT LN $349,650
STONEY CREEK AT WINTERGREEN 38 CEDAR MEADOW CT $579,900
NELSON COUNTY 59 CAMPBELL LN $159,000
NELSON COUNTY 3149 CRABTREE FALLS HWY $299,600
P.O. Box 747/3079 Rockfish Valley Highway | Wintergreen, V A 22958 | (434) 361-0500 (800) 325-2200 NELSON COUNTY LIFE NOVEMBER 2010
WINTERGREEN STONEY CREEK NELSON COUNTY and SURROUNDING AREAS (800) 361-5155 (434) 361-2440
Visit our website at www.MountainAreaRealty.com
2788 B Rockfish Valley Hwy/PO Box 444 Nellysford, VA 22958
NELSON COUNTY 777 Rhue Hollow
9655 Crabtree Falls Highway
Log Cabin on the Tye River! Frontage on Nelson County’s favorite trout waters. Make this 2 BR cabin your base camp for enjoying the George Washington National Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy and Crabtree Falls. In a most scenic area, the cabin is located in a sunny glade with the river as the rear boundary. Get cozy beside the rock fireplace or rock away the hours on the covered front porch. Sold furnished and ready for good times. The get-away you’ve been waiting for. $239,000
695 Shields Gap Road
Post and Beam 3 BR 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 mature woodlands. Beautiful mountain views from the front. On a quiet country lane 40 min from C’ville and close to Wintergreen Resort. Price reduced to $299,000. Call Charlie Wineberg at 434 996-7336
“Knock your socks off views” from this gorgeous 95 acre property! Located in Roseland, just min from Wintergreen and Nellysford. Consists of 4 parcels with magnificent building sites, timber and pastures. The 2200 sq ft, 3 BR, 2.5BA home was built in 2006. Walk-out, 2200 sq ft unfinished basement for expansion. Very private area. Rare to find a large acreage offering in the desirable Roseland area. Price Reduced to $775,000 Call Julie Bendle at 434 996-8669
456 Roberts Mountain Road
Fabulous views from every window in this 4 BR, 2.5 BA home. Choose to enjoy your mountains views also from the porch or the enclosed glass sunroom. Eat-in kitchen. The hardwood floors have been refinished, carpet has been replaced, the walk-in closet is cedar lined, and the house has been freshly painted. Outdoors there is a new walkway. Bonus room in the bottom level! 4.43 acres and 2400 sq ft. $388,000
STONEY CREEK Hunter’s Point Lot (1J-37)
Barn Owl Lot (1B-B4)
The only lot currently available in much sought after neighborhood surrounded by elegant high end homes. The location on the large open space at the end of the cul-de-sac gives it an unobstructed view of Crawfords Knob. Golf course and Lake Monocan views possible from the rear of the lot. Public utilities and flat and easy to build on. Seller is offering this property at the $150,000 price through the end of November at which time the price will be raised to $175,000 WPI.
40 Hooded Warbler
New offering of one of the finest lots in Stoney Creek. Dramatic mountain vistas, golf course views and Lake Monocan frontage on this .44 acre building site. $230,000 WPI
With spectacular views of the southern Blue Ridge this gorgeous 4 BR home on 5.9 acres has it all! Beautifully designed and custom built, this home captures the tranquility, and natural beauty of Stoney Creek and provides gracious single level living with breathtaking views from every room. The quality, and care in maintenance are apparent and the extensive outdoor living invites you to stay forever. A truly unique property! $689,000 WPI
WINTERGREEN RESORT 47 Dogwood Road
27 E. Elkwood Drive
Great central location near the Mountain Inn and skiing. Winter views from this 3 BR, 3 BA home. 2 living areas with gas fireplaces and 2 more bonus rooms. Offered fully furnished and ready to enjoy! $599,000
Cozy mountain cabin with two spacious living areas, 3BR and 3 BA. Backs up to a large expanse of open space. Wooded, private setting. Handsome stone fireplace. Offered fully furnished with a few exclusions. Very well-maintained. $359,000 WPI
134 Rosebay Lane
“TREETOPS” is a classic master crafted lodge style mountain home with a fantastic panoramic view of the Blue Ridge, ski slopes and Rockfish Valley. The 3,962 sq ft, 5 BR, 3.5 BA house was designed for the comfort of several families with a 500 sq ft main floor master suite and two separate guest wings on the lower floor. A paved driveway has parking for 6 cars and oversized 2-car garage. Landscaping includes horse shoe pitch and 10 ft waterfall feature. $1,250,000 WPI
Properties Sold Third Quarter 2010 3 Stillhouse Ridge Lane 1025 Briery Farm Road 448 Shamokin Springs Trail 21 Winter Wren Lane 794 Lobo Lane Eades Hollow Road
75 Hillcrest Lane Rodes Valley Drive lot 560 Gullysville Lane 3210 North Ridge Condos 1434 Highlands Condos 1410 Highlands Condos
945 Diamond Hill Condos 1813 High Ridge Court 715 Mann Lane 355 Cedar Glen Close 176 North Rock Tree Lane 986 Diamond Hill Condos
125 Stoney Creek West 679 Pedlars Edge Drive 77 Oak Lane 45 Timber Camp Drive 1498 Monocan Drive 33 Coopers Vantage
NOVEMBER 2010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE
You had the birds and the bees talk with Your teenager. this is just a colonoscopY.
Anytime Fitness to Lovingston!
Anytime Fitness offers a convenient and affordable exercise option for the area. At Anytime Fitness, members can work out any time day or night, every day of the year. The club is scheduled to be open in November. To reserve an Anytime Fitness membership, or to ﬁnd out more about the club, please call Nick Harris at 263-5559.
If you’re over 50, have type 2 diabetes or a family history of colon cancer, this one is easy. Schedule a colonoscopy at Augusta Health. Call 800-932-0262 toll-free or visit augustahealth.com
To be located at the Food Lion Shopping Center in Lovingston. Call 434-263-5559 for details.
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Nelson County Life Magazine, published by The Afton Group, LLC is pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia’s policy for achieving equal housing oppotunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia’s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise ‘any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.’ This magazine will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this magazine are available on an equal opportunity basis.
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Television is so yesterday
Jimmy Fortune’s got a Thanksgiving story.
wild wolf Danny brews a pumpkin ale.
Colder weather’s coming ... Tune in to Tommy’s weather online ....
Colder weather’s coming. Tune in to Tommy’s weatherfrom online:
dosado Allemande left and all that good Virginny stuff.
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: Hayley Osborne Country music singer Jimmy Fortune of The Statler Brothers visits Nelson County for a walk down Memory Lane. Story begins on page 10.
thepublishers’daughter Hello. My name is Peyton Ashley Stafford and I am the newest Nelson County Life. I was supposed to be born on my big brother’s birthday, September 28. But since I am a lady, I decided to hang out in mommy’s tummy a little longer so that we wouldn’t fight over birthday parties and presents. I didn’t want to be an October baby so I waited until September 30 to come out. On my brother’s first birthday, he woke up mommy around her usual wake up time and he came out before lunch. How boring. I woke mommy up in the middle of the night during a rain storm. People were calling it a tropical depression. Whatever that means. Daddy drove mommy and me to the hospital in the pitch black with the windshield wipers going. That was fun! Mommy was sipping a thick shake in the car. It tasted okay. When we got to the hospital, mommy jumped in a wheel chair. Wee! Daddy stopped to talk to a friend who happened to be there. Daddy likes to talk. Splash! Mommy jumped into a bath tub and I moved around in there for a while. Mommy didn’t say any bad words but she did say “Dear
God” once. I’ve heard good things about Him. He must be nice. I came out head first and started crying because I wasn’t expecting to come out so quickly. I’m glad someone caught me. Then everyone started saying how big I was. Anyway, I got some nice presents for my birthday: a mommy, a daddy, a brother, dogs and a cat. By the way, I wasn’t named after a football player. Peyton’s the name of the girl who checked out dad’s groceries when he was doing fill-in weather at a television station in Shreveport, Louisiana. What’s television? – Peyton Stafford (Mom’s version of events is on pg. 37)
NOVEMBER 2010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE
Bring this ad in for $5 off one gourmet pizza
No Carry Outs Please
Wintergreen Performing Artsâ€™ annual Oktoberfest celebration lured people up the mountain for some German brews and tunes. Locavores also got their fill with beer from area breweries. 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Rt. 151) Afton, VA
540-456-8020 www.bluemountainbrewery.com Open 7 Days a Week
NELSON COUNTY LIFE NOVEMBER 2010
PHOTOGRAPHY by PAUL PURPURA
basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz www.basicnecessities.com www.kaypfaltz.com
Rising alcohol levels Part II Reasons for higher alcohol (discussed last month) vary, but the end result seems to be a homogenized international style wine that while praised by many critics and pleasing to the widest range of people, and thus touted and sold in grocery stores, is nevertheless lacking in expression of place, in other words terroir. I find this sad, if not somewhat disturbing. Will wines from Italy one day taste no different from those of France, Spain or even Australia? If our world is one of pendular swings—we the people necessarily following what’s dictated by what we’re able to buy in the stores—then perhaps the fad of highly alcoholic wines will pass, the way that over-oaked Chardonnays did. But high alcohol may be more complex than a stylistic preference for oak when we consider the earth’s changes. In Paris two months ago with the wine tasters, I was more conscious than usual of alcohol levels. And it was perhaps no surprise that in the wine bars, those temples devoted to the art of tasting, drinking, pairing and admiring
wine, the wines represented—primarily those from the Loire and Beaujolais— were also those with lower levels of alcohol and higher acidity, thus better complimenting food. Yet there may be a place for high-alcohol wines and the following gracefully handle and balance their alcohol. (Keep in mind that producers are taxed on the amount of alcohol, and wines are allowed some leeway between what appears on the label and what is actually in the bottle. Wines under 14% can fluctuate by 1.5 percentage points, which explains why so many wines have traditionally been labeled 12.5%. Above 14%, a producer must pay a higher tax, so it’s possible that’s a wine listing 13.5% might really be more.) La Bastide St. Dominique, Châteauneufdu-Pape, 2007 – This CDP is about as good as it gets without getting into stratospheric prices. A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, it’s smooth and silky, while still maintaining great depth, complexity (earth and barnyard on the nose) and lots of fruit due to the opulence of Grenache. Aged for 18 months in stainless steel tanks, this wine is the wine I
take to friends, always assured it will receive rave reviews. Pair with heavier fare such as strong cheeses or game…or drink on its own, it’s so darn good. Get the 2007s while they last; they’re historically outstanding Rhônes. (Parker called it the vintage of his lifetime.) $38.99 Alcohol 15%. Notoriously high in alcohol, Zinfandels are excellent winter and holiday wines. Seghesio Zinfandel, 2008 - Begun 1895 by Edoardo Seghesio, the family farm is a collection of sustainably farmed estate vineyards, hand-tended by the Seghesio family. This beautiful, rich, jammed-laced wine was number one on Wine Spectator’s list in 2007. At $25.99, a true bargain. 15.5%. Edmeades, Zinfandel, 2007 – Natural yeast fermentation in small bins, hand punchdowns, minimal manipulation. Built around several vineyards planted fifty years ago. Smoke, graham cracker, chocolate, fruit…think raspberry s’mores. Even for old-world palates, it’s hard not to like this wine, and it’s always an easy crowd pleaser. $22.99. 15.2%
Café Wine and Cheese Shop 2226 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford, Virginia ph: 434.361.1766 www.basicnecessities.us
A taste of Europe in the Blue Ridge!
Attention Locavores! Thursday 11 November, special local food and wine dinner and pairing, with music by Pete and Lindsey Osborne, cuisine by chef Sally Justice and VA wines selected by Kay. Dinner served Thurs. through Sat. Lunch served Tue. through Sat. Brunch on Sunday Note: No longer serving dinner on Wednesday nights, but taking reservations for private parties. Call in advance. Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10am-6pm Thursday 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm Reservations advised for weekend dinners. Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm
Join Kay in the Southern Rhône Valley in April 2011. Kpfaltz@cstone.net
Doolittle’s Country Kennel It’s like camp for your dog!
Minutes to Wintergreen, near Nellysford firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan to join us for our annual
“Get in the Spirit” Holiday Open House November 26, 27 & 28 from 10am ‘til 5pm each day
Get in the spirit with hot mulled wine, unique gift shopping, a festive atmosphere and lots of good cheer! Let us treat you to a complimentary wine tasting and delicious holiday refreshments. Hint: Shop for the holidays without the hustle and bustle! Don’t forget we have lots of unique gifts for all those wine lovers and foodies on your list. We’re open daily all winter from 10am until 5pm.
“Find the time to find your wine” N 37° 52.629 W 078° 55.532 434-361-2519 • www.wintergreenwinery.com NOVEMBER 2010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE
NELSON COUNTY LIFE NOVEMBER 2010
PHOTOGRAPHY by TOMMY STAFFORD
BAKERY & DELI
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION MONTH AT AMBROSIA’S Celebrate Six Years in Business by Ordering Our
$6.00 Lunch Special (Inlcudes Sandwich, Chips & Beverage) BRING COUPON OFFER EXPIRES 11/30/10
Golfers played for prizes – not to mention fame and glory – at this year’s Skyline Fountain Shootout at Stoney Creek Golf Course. University of Virginia Community Credit Union put up $1000 for the first person to sink a hole-in-one. We imagine the complementary beer tasting from Blue Mountain Brewery might have helped loosen up those swings.
Plan Ahead for the Holidays, Order your Pies, Red Velvet Moon Pies or Pumpkin Rolls ahead of time! All day breakfast Made-to-order specialty wraps/sandwiches Homemade baked goods Specialty Cheese Cakes Call ahead so your order is ready when you arrive
Wed-Sun 8-5 • Mon 10-3 434-361-9661 www.AmbrosiaBakeryDeli.com Located on Rte. 151 between The Blue Ridge Pig & Wintergreen Grocers
“I can’t believe how much I love this house!” – Anne Hassoun
Visit CharlottesvilleHomeBuilders.com for all your building needs.
2178 Rockfish Valley (Rt. 151) next to Valleymont Market Nellysford, Virginia 434-361-1310 • Class A License # 2705 0375564 NOVEMBER 2010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE
The year was 1981. The holiday was Thanksgiving. STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by HAYLEY OSBORNE continued on page 12
BECERRA LAWNCARE Call Today for a FREE Estimate! Contact: Carlos Becerra
434-962-3266 Firewood • Fall Debris Cleanup • Wood Chipper Mowing • Weed Eating • Pruning/Weeding Tree Trimming • Planting/Fertilizing • Mulching Spraying Weeds • Raking Leaves • Much, much more ...
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David A. Maybee, DDS Family Dentistry New Patients Welcome! No babysitter? No problem! Keep an eye on your child with our playroom cam.
540 Radford Ln, #100 (across from the Crozet Harris Teeter, behind BB&T)
(434) 823-1274 • www.crozetdentistry.com
Montague, Miller & Co. REALTORS® Serving Nelson County
and the surrounding Central Virginia region NEW! – WINTERGREEN
NEW! – NELLYSFORD
NEW! – WINTERGREEN
25 Fox Sparrow Lane; #481399; $299,000 Many Updates! GR w/stone ﬁreplace. Level drive with easy parking and entry. Sold Furnished.
4 Rockﬁsh Heights; #481968; $349,900 VIEWS! New Construction! Unique 3BR, 2BA Home. 5+ acre lot with mtn & valley views.
218 White Oak Drive; #481796; $242,500 Short walk to the Mountain Inn. Chalet home with many recent upgrades! Pool & Tennis!
310 Ridge Street; #480185; $239,500 4 Ac. Mountain views. Kennel Plus Outbuildings. Additional lot w/pool & storage is available. SHIPMAN
Findlay Mountain Road; #476097; $98,900 Rolling pasture w/mixed hardwood on this 11 ac. fronting on paved state road. Bold stream! ROSELAND
10297 Patrick Henry Hwy; #478620; $575,000 1872 Classic farm with Blue Ridge views on 45.5 acres. Hay land, pasture land, a large creek.
Laurel Road; #481182; $114,500 Great buy on this 29.52 +- Ac. Kirby’s Creek w/springs, electric on site, road into property.
19 Sunset Lane; #471108; $220,000 Surrounded by Century Old Trees! Historical 2616 sq. ft.! Quaint guest cottage. One of a kind. JAMES RIVER FARM
11245 Norwood Road; #475333; $1,400,000 Local mtn views from numerous building sites surrounded by 227 ac of pasture, hay & wood land.
MOUNTAIN VIEWS – TYRO
Parrish Lane; #475752; $239,000 36 acres of farmland. Half pasture/half woods. Fenced for animals.
16 Lake Nelson Hwy; #475744; $185,000 Enjoy pastoral and local mountain views from this beautiful brand new home. Built for comfort!
SOLD! – ROSELAND
865 Horseshoe Mountain Road; #479581; $189,000 THIS HOME WAS SOLD IN 27 DAYS!!! 1926 farm house surrounded by 3 acres.
Carole Saunders James Wood Kim Chappell CaroleSaundersRealEstate.com JamesWoodRealEstate.com ExperienceNelsonCounty.com 434.981.3089 434.263.4371 434.238.2430 Nanette Kirt 434.962.6602
Keith Halbohn 434.953.3400
152 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949
Mark Brashears 540.570.2874 434.263.5088 local
Carter Montague, Broker 434.962.3419 800.422.6698 toll free
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“I remember I went home and I was one of the first ones at the house for Thanksgiving and I went in and Mom knew I was sick. And I don’t know what I said it, I guess to make her feel better, but I said ‘Mom, I’m okay.
I feel like something really good’s going to happen.’”
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That’s when Jimmy’s mom put her hands on his shoulders and started singing. Maybe he said that because he’d had a pretty good night up on the mountain. He hadn’t had a night off in years, and when some friends invited him to a show up at Wintergreen he agreed to go – it’d been a long time since he’d done something fun and relaxing. “Sure enough, I went up there and Lew DeWitt was there,” said the Nelson County native turned country music star. Yes, that Lew DeWitt. The man who sang tenor for the Statler Brothers. And it was just a few weeks after that Thanksgiving Day long ago when he got a call from the Statler Brothers about filling in for Lew, who had to take some time off to take care of his health. He flew down to Nashville – his very first flight – and auditioned for his heroes. And none of that ever could have happened if he hadn’t grown up right here in Nelson County. “My first time ever singing in public was at the Rockfish Elementary School when I was in 4th grade,” remembered Jimmy after a recent trip to what is now the Rockfish Valley Community Center’s stage. “The song was called Green Beret.” Walking through the halls of the Community Center brought back a lot of memories for the singer, guitarist, and writer who now lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee. “I remember that those bathrooms there had a lot of echo and I used to sing,” he reminisced. “I remember once when I finished, I heard someone clapping and it was the principal, Mr. Shelton. And he said ‘Son, that’s real nice, but you’re going to have to back to class.’ That was in my first grade class.” While Jimmy was going to school at Rockfish Elementary, he, his parents, and his eight brothers and sisters lived in what is now The Meander Inn. (Jimmy says the belief that the Statler Brothers once owned the property is nothing but local lore, perhaps inspired by the fact he once called the farm house home). He said that the Inn is a lot more furnished now than it was when he lived there because his family didn’t have a whole lot of money. “But there was so much love,” he said. “That’s what filled the house.”
Then in 1967, the Fortunes moved to Jimmy’s grandfather’s place in Lovingston that the family now lovingly calls The Homestead. From that Lovingston home, Jimmy went to Lovinstgon Elementary School – where he had his first ever paying musical job with some buddies: Curtis and David Kidd and Sammy Wright. “The phys. ed. teacher hired us to come up and play at the school one night. He said he’s pay us a dollar a piece to play at the parentteacher conference night,” said Jimmy. That night, they walked a mile to the school, played a set, and got their promised dollars. And as they walked out of the school with newly padded wallets, they walked right into a little restaurant nearby and ordered milk shakes. “It was the first dollar, and we blew it,” said Jimmy. But that night was the first time he
can remember really thinking he could make money at music. Jimmy’s always been a hard worker but he was right – music is what made him money and made him a star. From Lovingston Elementary School, Jimmy continued at Nelson Junior High and then Nelson County High School. Now, even though Jimmy lives in Tennessee now, Nelson County is still home. “Nelson County was just such a wonderful place to grow up. I had great friends and I had a family that was together,” he said. “It was like a fairy tale life, really.” When he brings friends to Nelson for the first time, Jimmy says they often remark about what a magical place Jimmy calls home. “And Nelson County is,” Jimmy said fondly. “And when you go back there, the warmth of the people is still there.” NCL
Country music singer Jimmy Fortune strums a tune during a recent walk down Memory Lane that took him to the Rockfish Valley Community Center. Jimmy was a student there when the Center was an elementary school. He remembers singing in the rest room. And so did the school’s principal, Mr. Shelton. On a tour of his old haunts, Jimmy made a stop at Oak Hill Baptist Church and the family home place in Lovingston (opposite). NOVEMBER 2010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE 13
Rockfish River waters raged behind Wintergreen Winery as a tropical depression dumped more than inches of water in the Nellysford area September 0. Southern parts of Nelson County saw rain totals hover around inches.
A night to dance by the light of the moon Wine, Music, and Dancing under a Full Moon
Saturday, November 20 7-10pm
at wintergreen winery
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typical of low level moisture associated with tropical depressions hang low over Devils Knob. PHOTOGRAPHY by PAUL PURPURA
[ this month’s question ]
I love the natural light and views in my home but I don’t like blinds, & everything is Fading and it is Hot!
What Can I do?
What a great question! Before I answer it, please let me introduce myself. My name is Darin Martin, and I am a lifelong resident of Central Virginia, and a local business owner. Having said that , I truly understand why people move to Nelson County, and never leave. It is a place that is rich in history, culturally diverse, relatively small, and of course the natural beauty. Ah yes, the majestic views of the Blue Ridge, the spring ﬂowers, the plush greens of summer, and the lovely golds, oranges, and crimsons of Autumn. Most people I know, including myself want to enjoy our natural surroundings as much as possible. We hike, bike, take walks, Sunday drives, and play golf. Another trend I have noticed over the years is that we want to enjoy all of those splendors even when we don’t have time to be active or just want to relax. One way this has been accomplished is by adding more, and larger windows to our homes. The upsides to doing this are obvious. We receive much more natural light, and of course those views! Unfortunately, everything has a downside. We didn’t consider how much heat enters our home through the glass. Then there’s that awful fading. Who knew that the sun destroyed everything so fast. Now are ﬂoors, furniture, carpet, and artwork are a different color. This brings us back to the original question. What can I do? Since blinds and curtains only work when they are closed, they block our wonderful views, and they eliminate our natural light. They also are difﬁcult to clean, have to be replaced or repaired periodically, and don’t work well on reducing the heat that passes through our windows. The simple yet extremely effective solution is window ﬁlm. Window ﬁlm is also known as window tinting. This is how window ﬁlm works. It is applied to the inside of your windows, and is a ﬁlter of all of the harmful aspects of sunlight. Window ﬁlm blocks 99.9% of the UVA/UVB rays, infrared and solar heat gain, and glare. The wonderful thing about window ﬁlm is that it still
allows natural light into your home. Oh, I almost forgot about your majestic views. When window ﬁlm is applied to your home you will still be able to see all of your views! In fact, your views and colors may be more distinct than clear glass. The company I own is Clear View Window Tinting. We are proud dealers of 3M Window Films. 3M was recently ranked #3 in Business Weekly’s “World’s 25 Most Innovative Companies” list, and ranked #12 on Forbes “America’s Most Reputable Companies” list. Not only did 3M invent window ﬁlms, but they are the only company that produces its own polyester and makes its own adhesives. This ensures the ﬁlm will be optically clear, and is made to last a lifetime. 3M backs all of their window ﬁlms with a lifetime warranty. 3M window ﬁlms have been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. 3M has recently awarded Clear View Window Tinting with one of only eight national awards for outstanding growth. We have achieved this by offering the best consultations, installations, and service in the industry. Our biggest goal is to have the opportunity to educate homeowners. Our consultations include applying samples to your windows, then explaining the differences between each sample. What’s great about 3M window ﬁlms is they come in many varieties and perform very well. 3M has invented ﬁlms that are clear to dark to everything in between. 3M window ﬁlms signiﬁcantly out perform all other window treatments as far as UVA/UVB and solar heat reduction. So open your blinds, and remove your sheets off the furniture and get the natural sunlight and views you deserve, because 3M window ﬁlms is so beautiful you won’t even notice them. Make your home more comfortable by using a brand you can trust in 3M and a local company that understands window ﬁlm better than anyone in the area. Please call Clear View For your free in home consultation at 996-8468 (TINT) or visit us at clearviewtint.com
We encourage you to visit our new website:
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Call us for your FREE home consultation.
Authorized Window Film Dealer Prestige Dealer Network NOVEMBER 2010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE 15
Java Depot’s new owner, Edith Fischer, watches a crew deliver a new deli case. The Depot is in Beech Grove across from Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
Larry Alan Smith Artistic and Executive Director
Your Table is Ready!
Wintergreen Performing Arts presents a display of festive table tops Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00-5:00 pm Tuckahoe Clubhouse Stoney Creek at Wintergreen Nellysford, Virginia Admission: $20 Vendors will be on hand for your holiday shopping, and holiday greens will be available for purchase. *****
A Blue Ridge Christmas: The Virginia Consort
MAC’S Country Store Sunday, December 12, 2010 4:00 pm Rockfish Presbyterian Church Nellysford, Virginia Admission: $30 For details, visit www.wintergreenperformingarts.org or phone: (434) 325-8292
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Recently opened once again, the new Java Depot will be open 7 days a week: weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And in between those hours, we’re welcome to anything they’ve got in stock. “If we have it, we will serve it. That’s going to be the motto,” said Edith. “If the griddle is going, you can have a hamburger at nine in the morning. If you want a breakfast biscuit in the afternoon and I still have biscuits, happy trails, I’ll fix you that, too. If you want fried bologna, I have bologna, we’ll do fried bologna. But the sausage gravy? I will have to have a lot of talking to about that one.” NCL
Java Depot’s newest owner does not like biscuits and gravy. “It’s a European thing, you know?” asked Edith Fischer, longtime Nelson resident who hails from Switzerland. Her Swiss accent is strong when she’s talking about the food she’ll serve – sandwiches, breakfast biscuits, coffee and Boar’s Head Meat – but she slips into pure Nelson-speak when she talks about the time she spent at Nelson High (that high with two syllables, folks). Edith hopes to cater to the locals first. “They’re here 365 days,” she says. But, of course, day skiers and tourists are welcome at the little café at the bottom of the mountain, too.
STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS
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Location: 385 Gunter Hollow Ln, Roseland, Virginia Offered at: $109,000 Comments: House and 4.1 acres w/stream in the Roseland area of Nelson County. Hardwood floors, wood cabinets with built-in dish washer, 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Home needs some work. Property has a 600 Sq. Ft. shop w/200 amp electrical service. Property has road frontage on a public road. Home inspection welcomed for informational purposes only at the buyers expense. Owner is selling â€œAS ISâ€? with no warranties expressed or implied. Property listed below county assessment. Contact: Keith Halbohn Montague, Miller & Co.- Lovingston 434-263-5088
thisnewhouse Location: 3149 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Massies Mill, Virginia Offered at: $299,600 Comments: A very well built customized chalet with spectacular views of the Tye River valley and surrounding mountain range. Borders on Tye River. Contact: Tim Merrick Wintergreen Real Estate Co. 434-361-0500
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Every year, kids get pounds upon pounds of Halloween candy. Some eat it within the week and others are throwing away pillowcases full of stale Smarties and melted M&M Minis during spring cleaning. Either way, there’s a dentist willing to help. For the first time, Drs. Jim and Jennifer Rice and their practice, Rice & Rice, are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program, a nationwide program that helps kids’ teeth stay healthy while providing soldiers stationed overseas a little taste of home. “They can enjoy a little Halloween – maybe a little late, but at least they can have a holiday,” said Jennifer, adding that they
often include notes of encouragement and thanks to the service men and women. Wondering how kids are convinced to give up their store of sweets? In case the notion of helping others isn’t enough (which Jennifer says it often is), kids can make money giving up the goods. “Bring the uneaten, unopened candy,” instructed Jennifer. “We’ll weigh it and pay $1 per pound and we’ll also give you a glowing tooth brush.” NCL To sell back some candy, visit the Crozet or Nellysford ofﬁce of Rice & Rice dentists from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 1. For more information, call 434-361-2442
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Contact any of these outstanding Realtors® at our Mountain Inn office for information about Wintergreen and Stoney Creek real estate.
179 Waters Edge Lane
Jim Mummery Sales Associate 434-531-5033
Christy Phillips Sales Associate 434-987-6388
89 Laurel Springs
One of the BEST value 3 bedroom/3 bath top floor condominium w/magnificent Blue Ridge mountain views on the market! Don’t miss this fabulous vacation/investor opportunity! Spacious master suite, great room w/fireplace, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, WPI, A ski chalet condominium ready for the season! Preview the others, then check “comps”. Past 3 bedroom/3 baths Ledges “SOLD”-12/12/07-1473 Ledges ($340,000),12/11/06-1472 Ledges ($360,000), 07/05/06-1458 Ledges ($419,750) Priced to sell! Offer price: $282,000 Contact: Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, 703.328.8680,email: email@example.com (475309)
364 Chestnut Place Great value for a lot with seasonal views and privacy. Great location close to skiing,golf,tennis and restaurants at end of cul de sac. Bring your builder or let us provide one for you. $145,000 Listed by Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 (471855)
Great price on a two bedroom golf front furnished condo at Wintergreen. Includes full kitchen, family room with fireplace and all furnishings and appliances. Walk to Wintergarden Spa and pool, golf and restauraunts. Shuttle stop out front will take you to skiing and other amenities. Includes WPI right of membership. Only $145,000 ! Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 (473888)
352 Dobie Condos
Two bed, 2 bath, ground level, ski off your deck unit - your own warming hut on the mountain! Heated tile floors in kitchen and baths, and all glass recently replaced with modern thermal panes - both a huge difference in comfort and electric savings. Renovated with new kitchen, updated baths, and top-of-the-line furnishings. WPI. Reduced to $249,000. Brian Chase 434-2969860 www.goWintergreen.com (472182)
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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)
132 Crawfords Edge Nice lot in quiet area of Wintergreen Resort. Close to Chestnut Springs Pool, golf, tennis and skiing. Bring your builder or let us introduce you to one of ours. Listed by Steve Marianella at $75,000 -tel 434566-1293 (472889)
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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 434-9876399 www.copperleafhomesva.com
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2208 Tanners Ridge
Joan Mummery Sales Associate 434-531-5033
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Like-new Lindal Cedar home loaded with upgrades. Features: Wood burning fireplace with stone façade; 5” antique oak flooring; private deck; towering cathedral ceiling. Majority of like-new furnishings convey. A special home located just 2 minutes from golf, tennis, skiing, indoor/outdoor pools, dining. Offered at $349,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (481894)
Steve Marianella Sales Associate 434-566-1293
64 Squirrel Tree
Ski this winter and enjoy this three bedroom two bath chalet near Tyro slope. Furnished and ready to use or rent out,this vacation home has NO condo fees, new flooring and a new kitchen range. Nice finished mud room is great for storage and ski gear. Fireplace in family room to enjoy on chilly evenings. Includes WPI right and membership negotiable.ONLY $259,000 ! Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 or firstname.lastname@example.org (481772)
The Lake House. A setting reminiscent of Georgica Pond, in East Hampton. Interiors mirroring the glass houses of Pacific Heights, overlooking the bay. Spanish cedar custom entry. Master suite w/lake views, master bath w/granite, tile, radiant heat flooring. Fireplace. Sleek, minimalist, gallery-like atmosphere. A tiered-approach design w/each level revealing itself in layers. The Lake House, is for lovers, of contemporary design. Exquisitely furnished. Designed/constructed for $1.1 million, WPI, Offer price: $829,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: email@example.com, (481691)
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18 Coopers Vantage
Post & beam design allows for open interior spaces and tons of glass for taking in year-round mountain views. Recently remodeled: Like new baths, stunning kitchen complete w/ granite counters, extensive cherry cabinetry, stainless appliances, wine fridge & bar, cork flooring, central heat & cool. Two 1st floor master suites. Sleeps 16. $683,500. Brian Chase 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (456168)
909 Diamond Hill Slope side one bedroom studio condo at only $162,000! 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)
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The most spectacular 360 degree panoramic views in Virginia including Three Ridges, Wintergreen, Priest Mountains. Energy efficient 8,500 SF manor home. There are 54 windows - each one has a view! More than a half mile of frontage on the Tye River. ICF building technology puts utility bills at $110-300 per month. Starry, starry nights. $1.95M on 21 acres (481222) - $2.5M on 75 acres (478951). Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860
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67 Timber Camp Drive
Looking for the perfect mountain chalet/lodge home? Preview 67 Timber Camp today. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 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, Walk to hiking trails, tennis, golf, dining, WPI, Make an offer. We are listening...Offer price: $400,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: bastide@ earthlink.net, (476741)
1513 Cliffs, Wintergreen Resort
Stunning 1 bedroom/1 bath Cliffs condominium. Custom kitchen, warm interiors, exquisite stone fireplace. Located on first level with large terrace and yard. Perfect spot to take in the views and Rover to relax. Walk to golf, tennis, dining. Sold beautifully furnished. 1 bedroom/1 bath Cliffs condominiums sold for $227,000 and $229,000 in 2006. We are priced to sell! Fall foliage/ski season are approaching. This is your Wintergreen place on the mountain, and the views are complimentary. WPI, Offer price: $169,500, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, (478431)
Need 3 reasons why 716 Laurelwood is one of the BEST condominium buys on the market? Well here’s 10....#1. Price #2. Location #3. Walk to slopes #4. The ONLY condominiums with private owners pool #5. Walk to dining #6. Walk to shopping #7. Rental income stream already in place #8. 2 bedrooms/ 2 baths for the same price as some 1 bedroom/1 bath condos #9. Sold full furnished #10. Enjoy great weekends/holidays with family and friends. Need more? Call your Realtor to schedule a preview, today! !$150,500, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: email@example.com (475798)
Best Value in Laurelwood! New flooring in kitchen and bath 2010. A short stroll down boardwalk to the private Laurelwood pool. Short walk to Mountain Inn Village, skiing, Blackrock Market. Great location yet still a private, secluded mountain feel. Queen-size sleep sofa plus recently replaced stove, fridge, heat pump, dishwasher. $119,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (479168)
136 Hemlock Drive
Enjoy fantastic valley views and sunsets from the many decks and custom windows in this 5 bedroom,5 bath mountain getaway. Includes custom furnishings, hardwood floors,cathedral ceilings,updated kitchen and many extras. Floor to ceiling stone fireplace in family room, Two master suites, WPI premier equity membership initian fee paid by seller! Listed by Steve Marianella at only $649,900. Call for more info 434-566-1293 ,smsales1@aol. com (480971)
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181 Hickory Springs Road This immaculate newer home offers an open floor plan with lots of privacy, sunshine and light. Spacious design with flexibility. First floor master with 2 additional bedrooms on second level. Deck is great for entertaining. Furnished with WPI right of membership. Offered at $319,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399 (482243)
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)
2006 Stone Ridge Woods
This three BR unit features, cathedral ceilings in the living areas and master BR. It’s extensive windows bring in the afternoon sun which enhances this open and welcoming unit. The enticing price includes the WTG membership and is a short walk to the Winter Garden and Nature Foundation. $230,000 Call Joan Mummery 434-531-5033 (471427)
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Logan Place Lot #4 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 Call Joan Mummery 434-531-5033 (467680)
186 Mountain Inn
Beautifully renovated Mountain Inn condominium. The perfect location to enjoy, the Wintergreen life-style! Walk to slopes, dining, shopping, Wintergreen Performing Arts and wine festivals, 4th of July and more! Lovely interiors, plasma-screen TV. Excellent rental opportunity should you desire the additional cash flow revenue. Sold fully furnished. WPI. Park your car upon arrival, walk the mountain and enjoy! A GOLD rated Wintergreen Resort Homes & Villas exclusive! WPI, Offer price: $170,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, (459877)
34 Poll Axe 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)
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)
2210 Tanners Ridge
Steal this furnished one bedroom, one bath condo for only $ 99.500. Located within a short walk to golf,tennis and Wintergarden spa, this is a good potential rental investment. Includes full kitchen, WPI right of membership AND Premier Equity fee ($12,000 value) paid by seller. Enjoy Wintergreen resort at a low cost entry point and watch your investment grow. For more info contact Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 or email@example.com. (471322)
2217 Tanners Ridge
Golf front! Need we say more? Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath wonderfully 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, hit the links the same day! Walk to swimming, tennis, dining, hiking trails, WPI, Bring all offers. Owner will consider all offers. Offer price: $155,000, Contact Thomasina Shealey, REALTOR, mobile: 703.328.8680, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, (477582)
23 Wintergreen Drive
Perfect for large families, multiple families or rental investors. Brand new, top of the line, private elevator, lots of sq ft and flexible floor plan. The location could not be better. Walk to the spa, fitness/aquatics center, nature center/Cafe. Ski shuttle pickup is right there! Golf and tennis around the corner. Mountain Inn and restaurants are so close. Call for details. Quality construction/large sq footage - it’s a great value. $579,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399 (463011)
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Where are we now?
A real estate market update for Nelson County and the surrounding area
By Marlo Allen Marlo Allen is a licensed Realtor residing in Nelson County
Here is the good news and the maybe not so good news. The good news is that more properties are selling. Depending on your perspective, the not so good news is that properties are not selling at a higher price point. Let’s not dwell on the negative, like the national news media; let’s celebrate the fact that our local market is showing an increase in sales activity year over year. Here is an overview of what has happened for the first nine months of 2010 in the Charlottesville area real estate market with an emphasis on Nelson County. Home Sales; there were 2111 homes sold in the Charlottesville area in the first three quarters of 2010, which was up 3.6% (+74 sales) from 2009. Albemarle (+6.1%), Fluvanna (+18.8%), Greene (+9.5%), Louisa (+14.3%), and Nelson (+45.3% - 95 in 2009 to 138 in 2010), all showed an increase in sales, while Charlottesville (-17.3%) and Orange (-8.5%)
showed a decrease. Nelson experienced the highest spike in sales comprised of an increase in both county and resort sales. Median Sales Price; the median home price in the Charlottesville area decreased by $900 (-0.4%) compared to the first three quarters of last year. There are four counties that showed increases in their median prices: Albemarle (+1.7%), Fluvanna (+1.8%), Louisa (+5.9%), and Orange (+2.5%). The other areas showed a decline as follows: Charlottesville (-2.5%), Greene (-1.4%), Nelson (-10.7%), and the Valley (-1.0%). Contributing to the decline in median price for Nelson may be some of the recent bargain sales; eight homes sold below $100,000. Price per Square Foot (Finished); the average price per square foot of finished space in homes is not an exact science, but a downward trend is evident throughout the Charlottesville area. Average price per
Privacy and a lake in your backyard!
Stoney Creek: 83 Deer Run 2,244 sq ft; 3Br/2.5Ba; 2ac; MLS #481735; $399,900 Who says you have to be on vacation to unwind? Make everyday a vacation with this private lakefront home as your full time residence. Looking for a second home with all the Wintergreen Resort amenities as well as the many private ownership perks? Imagine the joy of your family and friends as you canoe on the lake, rejuvenate in the hot tub, play horse shoes and other outdoor games in the large fenced yard, cozy up to the wood burning fireplace or simply enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet as you relax on your large wrap around deck. This home is not for the family wanting bigger. It beckons to those wanting better. Don’t worry about the mortgage or maintenance of a “McMansion.” Let this lakefront retreat cater to you with all of its character and finishes that include recently renovated bathrooms, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, open floor plan connecting kitchen, dining and living areas, first floor bedroom, finished basement with spacious family room with outdoor access to the lake and hot-tub, floor to ceiling rock fireplace in living room, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, exposed wood beams, large cedar lined storage closet, shed, paved driveway and more. Make it a reality, and escape to your dream home only a half hour from Charlottesville.
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finished sq ft in first three quarters of 2010: Area average 140; Albemarle 148; Charlottesville 163; Fluvanna 117; Greene 129; Louisa 113; Nelson 164. While the sq ft price for Nelson is higher than any of the other areas, it is still down when compared to the same time period in years past - 175 in 2009, 192 in 2008, 208 in 2007, and 211 in 2006. Sq ft prices are location specific. Wintergreen Resort properties still carry a higher price per sq ft. Not including resort properties the county price per sq ft is currently 121. Homes in the county located in Nellysford and Afton are currently around 151 per sq ft. Days on Market (DOM); overall the Charlottesville area has seen some stability in days on market. However, Nelson is showing an increase of DOM from 157 to 171. Homes have sold in as little as 3 days all the way up to more than 1400 days. Homes that are priced properly will be more likely to quickly sell.
Homes that are currently for sale in Nelson County have an even higher DOM of 218 and counting because they have not yet sold. Inventory; excess inventory continues to be a concern. Until the number of homes for sale is substantially reduced, home prices will remain soft. The Charlottesville area has 4% more homes on the market than this time last year. In Nelson our inventory of residential homes for sale is hovering around 400 which is slightly below the midyear inventory of 425. Contact a real estate professional to better understand how this data relates to a property you plan to buy or sell.
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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16518 Patrick Henry Hwy 2,600 sq ft; 3Br/3Ba; 4.3ac; MLS #481187; $489,000 Nestled in the mountains within minutes of skiing and the Appalachian trail is this European inspired chalet. Even pictures can’t capture the emotions that this serene setting will evoke. In one moment you will fall in love with this property and the private pond with its own island, bridge, and dock. One glance and you will be drawn into the mountain views that seem to totally engulf the property. One stroll through the established, back yard gardens and your mouth will water for homegrown fruits and vegetables. Simply put, one visit and you will yearn for more of this peaceful, better way of life as your full time residence or your vacation retreat. This well constructed, one-owner home features: large prow of windows for natural light and views; open flow for entertaining; first floor master with private bath; kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and 5 burner gas stove; sunroom with mountain and pond views; family room with woodstove and built-in cabinets; hardwood and ceramic tile floors; wood lined vaulted ceilings and exposed beams; central vac; spacious front balcony and back deck; 2 car attached, covered parking; rock exterior trim and walkways; extensive landscaping by a master gardener; outbuilding with workshop, storage loft, and home office; and more. Live life more abundantly on more than 4 private acres conveniently located within 5 minutes of Wintergreen Resort and only a half mile from Devils Backbone Brewery.
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PHOTOGRAPHY by YVETTE STAFFORD
Tim Hess of Wintergreen Real Estate Co. hosted a reception for GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program), a non-profit organization working with the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, to help students and families source money for higher education. Wintergreen Real Estate is a sponsor of this year’s GRASP initiative at Nelson County High School. For more information, visit GRASP’s web site at www.grasp4va.com.
The Wintergreen Nature Foundation would like to thank all those who made the 17th Annual Sara Ott Memorial Golf Classic such a great success! Special thanks to our Signature Sponsors Ott Family The Daly Family
Driving Range Sponsors Doug & Mary Wolf
Hole and Co-Hole Sponsors Augusta Health, US Marines at Wintergreen, The Consulting Network, Roy & Barbara McDaniels, Jim & Gana Dunlop, VA Tech Alumni, UVA Alumni & Fans, Michael Kaminski, CFP, Merrill Lynch, Helen Fiore Brown, DelFosse Vineyard & Winery, McClung Printing, Rogers & Associates, PC, Virginia Tent Rental, Wintergreen Real Estate Company, Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties Earl & Yvonne Behm, Rice & Rice, DSW Consulting, Wills & Associates, PC, TLK, BB&T Insurance, Capital Women’s Care, WHO’s Mountain Services, Inc., The Taste of Wine, Vito’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Nelson Physical Therapy, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, Mountain Area Realty, Navy at Wintergreen, Randolph College Alumni, Retired Army Officers at Wintergreen, The Troy Family, VMI Alumni and Bormann General Contractors
Hole-In-One Sponsors Shenandoah Valley Office Equipment/Konica, Elliott Chevrolet, McDonough Toyota, Volvo of Charlottesville, Snead Ford, Staunton Nissan, Subaru, Hyundai
Auction Donors Anne & Doug Wood, The Ott Family, Claude and Genevieve DelFosse, Raven Golf Club, Wintergreen Performing Arts, Brent and Carter Douglass, Peter Farley, Linda Russell, John & Cindy Coy, Anne and David Quanbeck and members of The Wintergreen Nature Foundation.
This wonderful event would not be possible without the dedication of the Golf Classic Committee and Volunteers.
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STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by NORM SHAFER
the wolfs are wild for beer Mother-son team launch Nelson Countyâ€™s third brewery.
Danny Wolf and his mom Mary Wolf pose at their recently opened store, Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford where they sell beer, wine and soda making supplies (above). They also plan to start selling beer by the growler in November. At right, a batch of yeast sits on the counter. NOVEMBER 010 NELSON COUNTY LIFE
Mary and Danny Wolf’s goal is to build a home for Wild Wolf Brewing Company within the next year. But in the meantime, they’ve opened a home brew shop at the Valley Green Shopping Center in Nellysford. As of November 1, in addition to selling home brew and soda-and wine-making supplies, Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford offers growlers. Danny has brewed at home for a while and turned his passion into a profession after attending Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago. The Wolfs decided to open a home brew supply
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shop in addition to their brew pub because Danny loves to make beer and he wants to share his hobby with others. “I really like the whole do-it-yourself aspect,” he said. “I like producing something myself that people appreciate.” But while it is fun, beer making is definitely not easy. “Beer brewing has a combination of a lot of science but is also very artistic,” said Mary who thinks these two draws might be what led her son to home brewing.
“It’s an incredibly in-depth field,” explained Danny. Not to mention the business skills he’s had to learn – with the help of his mom, a retired VP in the corporate world who spent her days looking for and working on new technologies. “I’m very entrepreneurial,” said Mary. “So when I saw the craft [brewing] industry, I had a hard time not moving forward with it.” And move forward they did. The Wolfs specialize in all-grain brewing which means, essentially, brewing from scratch instead of using pre-made extracts. Not really sure what that
means? No worries – Danny does demos ever Saturday and he’d love to show you what he’s talking about. Danny looks forward to brewing beer from around the world – from a nice American Pale Ale to a Belgian Blond. “I plan on producing a variety of things,” he said, adding that he’d one day like to have 30 to 50 beers to rotate throughout the year. For now, though, he’s starting with that American pale ale and the Belgian blond. Plus a pumpkin beer, whisky oak Scottish, American lager, Saison with honey and pear, and a Belgian quadruple. The
growlers will sell for $5 each and the fill-up will start around $9. Mary says the price will depend on the complexity of the beer, but that most will be just $9 or $10. The Wolfs are waiting to close on the perfect property – but definitely want to be on the Brew Ridge Trail. They want you to love their beer, but they’d be happy for you if made something great, too. “It’s fun,” said Danny. “Something you can do at home. People who cook well and like to show off their food – it’s the same kind of thing. It’s really nice to be able to make something that people enjoy.” NCL
Grain and chunks of pumpkin begin to cook as Danny Wolf stirs a batch of pumpkin beer at Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford (above). As he pours hops into his wort, the hops begin to foam as it cooks (below). Beginning in November, Wild Wolf will be selling beer by the growler.
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During the day, this room belongs to students at Rockfish River Elementary. But a couple of evenings a month, the space is reserved for the men who wear bolos and the women who dance with them.
“Grab your partners, dosado!” STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by HAYLEY OSBORNE
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Everyone’s heard that call but does anyone actually take it seriously? Well, the Grand Squares certainly do. A dosado is a traditional square dancing call – almost as popular as the simple promenade – that invites two dancers to approach one another, circle with their backs facing, and then go back to their original positions. Sound harder than you imagined? Have no fear, the Grand Squares will teach you everything they know. The Grand Squares, part of the Shenandoah Valley Square and Round Dance Association, is a Nelson County square dance club whose mission is “education and appreciation of the traditional folk dance and music with emphasis on Western Square dance.” But it’s a lot different than the barn dances
of yesteryear, said Grand Squares member and caller Chuck Chesteen. The group has danced and taught square dancing in Nelson for more than a quarter century but it is always looking for new dancers. Each September, the Grand Squares being their 12-month Main Stream introductory square dance lessons. The class meets the third Thursday of each month and once the course is completed, beginners are invited to join the club’s monthly dances, which take place the third Friday of every month complete with refreshments, decorations and a monthly theme. It’s important to note here that even though classes started last month, new dancers are welcome to join in for the October lesson. After that, though, there may be too much to catch up
on. Spectators are always welcome at the Friday dances, though. “It’s just a lot of fun,” said Vicki Vestal, one of the club’s vice presidents. Vicki took her first square dancing lessons fourteen years ago and even though she took a while to decide to learn and then later took a decade long hiatus, square dancing has been on her mind ever since. “I liked it from the first time I tried.” Vicki said that square dancing is great exercising and members of the club do have some great times, Grand Squares is about more than that. “We just think it’s part of our heritage here in Virginia,” she said. In fact, it was adopted as the official folkdance of the Commonwealth in 1991. “It’s important to keep it alive.” NCL
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I laughingly called Richard Thomas of Stoney Creek, John Boy. No, he never played that character on The Waltons, nor had he ever met that other Richard Thomas. We first told you about this Richard Thomas in the August 2007 issue of NCL. Back then he was debuting his â€œArt Can Be Funnyâ€? display at Spruce Creek Gallery. I immediately liked him. Easy to talk to, and funny as could be, Richardâ€™s professional career before moving to Nelson was at a big agency as a creative ad executive.
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Yep, sort of like Don Draper in the TV series Mad Men. Different city, same era. I found out in mid-October my funny friend was gone, just like that. He passed away at home. Richard and I would often meet up at Ambrosia Bakery & Deli in Nellysford, his favorite place. We would always talk ad strategies there. â€œI first met Richard after I took over. We developed a really good friendship over the three years,. â€œ said Sherry Wheeler, owner of Ambrosia. â€œIâ€™ll
always remember his humor. Itâ€™s a lot different now with him gone.â€? Richard and I always had more to talk about, but life happened: kids, publishing this magazine, etc. But we will miss that funny man, and wish weâ€™d had just a little more time to talk with him again. But, Sherry says she knows exactly what Richard would say right now:. â€œGet over it and move on!â€? she laughed. Weâ€™ll move on, Richard, but it wonâ€™t be quite the same. NCL
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Perfect fall weather greeted people attending this year’s Crozet Music Festival, of which this magazine was a sponsor. The Festival featured 4 bands and a plethora of tents showcasing local food, beer and wine.
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Join us for a blood drive November 13 from 9am to 1pm so that people who need blood will get it. Virginia Blood Services supplies local hospitals. I, Cheryl Tompkins-Cash, personally thank you as a cancer patient surviving. • Kodak Kiosk • Pick-up for King Photo, Rudy’s Dry Cleaners and UPS • Candle of the Month is back • New aromatherapy products from Time and Again • Think Pink section for breast cancer awareness • the Angels ornaments are back
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sam’sgarden By Sam Saunders Saunders Landscapes, LLC
A Deal is a Deal As a landscape designer, I feel it is extremely important to ‘lower the roof’ on a home by installing trees that are 10 feet or more upon installation. However, away from the home, in areas where you want to maybe add some interest, create a future screen (just in case a lot is sold next to you) or just plant a tree, bareroot trees cannot be left out of the equation. No tree, in my opinion, is as adaptable as one that was started either bareroot or as, ok here I go, ehemmmm, a 5-foot, ‘blue light special’ bargain from your local box store (and yes, that was hard to say). The reason is simple – trees planted small or, better yet, bareroot, seem to be quite adaptable and very forgiving to micro environments such as low water, poor nutrients/soil and extended vacations. Yes, the wait is considerably longer, but the bounty can be equal or greater than that found by installing a larger tree and the maintenance (aka watering) is minimal. Bareroot trees should be purchased from reputable vendors as a ‘feathered’ or lightly branched tree typically around 5-7 feet in height. These trees should be installed only in the late fall once they have dropped their leaves for one main reason – water levels in this time frame consistently rise from the end of September until around the end of April. Translation? More conducive growing conditions exist for bareroot material from the end of September until around the middle of January (since you don’t want to plant at the end of the ‘wet season’). When installing your bareroot tree, dig your hole as wide as the longest horizontal roots will stretch from the side of the plant – and then add 4 inches to either side. Your depth should be the exact depth needed, no more. Remove all of this soil and
mix it with compost and an organic (preferred) fertilizer and then replace it back in the hole around your tree, making sure that the roots stay horizontal as you replace the soil. Your soil ratio should be 3 parts native soil to 1 part compost since you do not want to modify the consistency of the soil too much and create a wicking effect from your tree to neighboring soil. Remember, the name of the game is ‘carefree’ not ‘high maintenance’. Water your tree well so that all air pockets are removed and excellent soil/root contact is established. Mulch as always – typically a 1 foot radius from the tree. When planting a tree of this size keep in mind that foraging animals, aka deer, sometimes like to either eat the foliage and/or bark from these younger trees and/or often times use them as territory boundaries or sparring partners for the annual ‘rut’ or mating season in the late fall. For this reason, a guard or shelter should be installed with each tree to prevent it from coming up on the nights menu or, worse yet, to be ‘marked’ (or horned) by a ‘love sickened buck’ during the deer’s yearly mating season. These shelters either come as a tube that is wrapped around the tree and attached with cable ties or you can make your own – 4 ‘t-stakes’ from your local farm and seed store driven in a square around the tree with chicken wire wrapped around the outside of the stakes. Prune as needed each fall or winter and keep neighboring weed growth down to allow minimal competition for water and nutrients. Feed as you would your other trees in your landscape and water during an absolute drought – in particular the first 2 years. Remember, this is not totally ‘care free’ but is about as close as you are going to get. Until our next article, Happy Fall!
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asktheDr. By Dr. Charles Cole Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Cole, My son hit his head 2 weeks ago and now has headaches. Should I worry about this? A church is looking for someone to pull the rope so that the bell will sound on Sunday mornings. A man applies for the job, but instead of pulling the rope he runs head first into the bell. He then falls out of the church tower to his death. Someone asks who he is. The pastor answers, “I don’t know, but his face rings a bell.” In all seriousness, your son likely has a concussion, or “had his bell rung.” A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that temporarily interferes with the way your brain works. In the news recently, there have been frequent reports regarding concussions in NFL players as a result of repeated blows to the head. Such injuries can have long term consequences. There have also been a lot of media reports about concussions suffered by military personnel. Locally, I have seen 2 youths with concussions – 1 from falling off a horse and the other from hitting his head trying to catch a baseball.
Any type of injury to the head can cause a concussion. Symptoms of a concussion can include headache, confusion, and dizziness, ringing in the ears, memory loss or slurred speech. You can even get a concussion without getting hit in the head, such as in a car accident with a sudden stop. A person with a recent head injury who suffers a repeat concussion can have long-term side effects, even if the subsequent injury is very mild. Because of this, anyone suffering from a concussion should limit or eliminate activities that pose re-injury risk for at least a few months, some would say forever. If you sprain your ankle, your ankle needs protection and rest. The same is true of your brain. If you have suffered any type of head injury and are experiencing persistent symptoms or complications, be sure to see your medical provider. 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.
theperfectfit By Agnes F. Schrider, PT Nelson Physical Therapy
Meditation and Mindfulness Although associated with Buddhism and other faith traditions, meditation is universal. And anyone can do it. And it’s free! You can’t say that about most things these days. Many images arise with meditation: “clearing the thoughts” in your head, trying to attain “higher state” or chanting “Om” several times. Meditation can be transforming with practice but, simply, meditation is paying attention on purpose. That may sound easy but consider how many times during the day we try to “multi-task” thinking we are being productive. In actuality, the brain can only focus on one task at a time. The brain stops one task, so it can perform another. What usually happens is that we do several tasks with less attention to each one; instead of performing one task well with our full attention. Most people that tell me that they do not have time to stop and sit quietly for thirty minutes or even ten minutes. Their schedules are too busy. Certainly, how are you possibly
going to get everything done? It is a valid question and perhaps, I suggest, that is the very reason to take the time to meditate for your health. With the current level of medical diagnostic testing, research has demonstrated that meditation for a short time daily can have profound affects on your health and well being. There are positive changes in your immune system, GI system, stress level, central nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal system. It is a “self –regulatory practice” that can promote your own health and well being. Mindfulness encompasses meditation and refers to being attentive to each moment without judgement. When someone is talking to you, giving that individual your full attention instead of thinking of the other place you would rather be. In practice, it is challenging because we are always rushing off to the next activity. Our society does not reward us for stopping and taking a moment to breathe. We are pushed to be more
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productive, move faster and jump higher. So, returning to the question of getting everything done in the day- maybe, we adjust our expectations a bit. Maybe, we recognize the valuable areas in our lives, cut out a
couple activities and give ourselves more “down” time without feeling guilty. Knowing that special moment with your friend or child in this beautiful county will pass unnoticed if we don’t give it our full attention.
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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shop nelson. Oakland – Nelson County Museum of History Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington 434-263-8400
Afton House Antiques 31 Afton House Lane, Afton. 540-456-6759 Alberene Soapstone Company 42 Alberene Loop, Schuyler 866-831-5100
Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books 924 Front Street, Lovingston 434-263-6660
Basic Necessities Gourmet 2226 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford 434-361-1766
SPCA Thrift Store 4791 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington 434-263-8788
Blossom’s Flowers, Gifts and Crafts 911 Front Street, Lovingston 434-263-8227
Ski Barn 45 Beech Grove Road, Nellysford. 434-361-2600
Blue Moon Antique Mall and Bookstore 8230 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston 434-263-8890
Stedman House 2788 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford. 434-361-2560
Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio 434-263-3119
Steve’s Sculptures 60 Davis Creek Lane , Lovingston
Buck Island Bay Decoys 964 Zinks Mill School Road, Montebello, 540-377-9383
Stitches and Shavings 605 Front Street, Lovingston 434-263-6359
Buteo Books 434-263-8671. Cat Rock Antiques and Art Gallery 9704 Patrick Henry Highway, Roseland 434-277-8049.
Trager Brothers Coffee 486 Front St., Lovingston 434-263-8916
Claudia’s Florist and Gifts 121 Main Street, Lovingston 434-263-5848
Tuckahoe Antique Mall 4202 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford 434-361-2121 Tye Brook Studio 2480 Tye Brook Highway, Piney River 434-277-8036
Edible Landscaping 361 Spirit Ridge Lane, Afton. 434-361-9134
Valley Green Gallery 2773 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford 434-361-9316
Foxfire Gifts 954 Beech Grove Road, Nellysford 434-361-2202 Kelly’s 5060 Rockfish Valley Highway, Faber 434-361-1169 Hughes Mews Antique 2471 Rockfish Valley Highway, Route 151, Nellysford 434-456-7237 Montebello Country Store 15072 Crabtree Falls Highway, Montebello. 540-377-2650.
Walton’s Mountain Museum Gift Shop 6484 Rockfish River Road, Schuyler 434-831-2000 Whit’s End Saddle and Harness 8230 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston. 434-263-8890 Wintergreen True Value Hardware 2230 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford 22958 434-361-1919
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Basic Necessities 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1766 Blue Ridge Pig 2198 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1170 Chen’s 73 Calohill Dr., Lovingston, VA 434.263.8865 Chirios Pizza Valley Shopping Center 2777 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.9188 Copper Mine Bistro Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8090
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Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast 10273 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 540.456.6844 Camp Blue Ridge Montebello, VA • 540.377.2413 Cox’s Creek Cottage 296 C & C Lane, Roseland, VA • 434.277.5566 Dutch Haus Bed & Breakfast 655 Fork Mountain Lane, Montebello, VA 540.377.2119 Fallen Oak Bed & Breakfast 353 Mimosa Lane, Faber, VA • 434.361.1011 Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast 929 Wilson Hill Rd (Rt. 665), Arrington, VA 877.263.7750
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The Java Depot 80 Mosby Run., Nellysford, VA • 434.361.0221
The Mark Addy 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1101
Lovingston Cafe 165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8000 Paulie’s Pig OUt 7376 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton • 434.361.2001
Smoky’s Black Bear Cafe Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.1227 Orchard Gift Baskets Make a Nelson County Gift basket from The Apple Shed in Lovingston, Saunders Brothers Farm Store in Piney River, Dickie Brothers Orchard in Massies Mill, Drumheller’s Orchard in Lovingston, or Flippin-Seaman–Silver Creek Orchards at Tyro. Large selection of apples, jams and jellies, apple butter, cider, and local honey. 434-263-7015
Afton House Bed & Breakfast and Cottages 31 Afton Lane, Route 6 East, Afton, VA 540.456.6759
Devils Grill Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8100
Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books 924 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.6660
Mountain Vision Pottery 2019 Beech Grove Road, Roseland. 434-361-1725
NotForgotten Farm 3530 Tye River Road, Tye River 434-263-6508
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
The Meander Inn 3100 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1121 The Meeting Place 825 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Wintergreen, VA 434.361.2380 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
leisureguide Blue Moon Antique Mall & Bookstore 8230 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8890
Simpsonâ€™s Hollow Bed & Breakfast 580 Simpsons Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.6380
Cat Rock Antiques 9704 Patrick Henry Hwy, Roseland, VA 434.277.8049
The White Pig Bed & Breakfast 5120 Irish Road, Schuyler, VA â€˘ 434.831.1416
Claudiaâ€™s Florist & Gifts 121 Main Street, Lovingston, VA â€˘ 434.263.5848
Tye River Cabin 6011 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA â€˘ 434.238.2430
Hughes Mews Antiques 2471 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 540.456.7237
Wintergreen Resort Wintergreen, VA â€˘ 800.266.2444
wine&beercountry Afton Mountain Vineyards 234 Vineyard Lane, Afton, VA â€˘ 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 â€˘ 540.456.8400 DelFosse Vineyards & Winery 500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, VA 434.263.6100 Devils Backbone Brewing Company 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA â€˘ 434.361.1001 Flying Fox Vineyard 27 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, VA â€˘ 434.361.1692 Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1266 Lovingston Winery 885 Freshwater Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8467 Mountain Cove Vineyards 1362 Fortunes Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.5392 Veritas Vineyards & Winery 145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA â€˘ 540.456.8000 Wild Wolf Brewing Company 2773A Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA â€˘434.361.0088 Wintergreen Vineyard & Winery 426 Winery Lane, Nellysford, VA â€˘ 434.361.2519
gifts&antiques Afton House Antiques 31 Afton House Lane, Afton, VA â€˘ 540.942.2993 a.m. FOG 9264 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA â€˘ 540.456.7100 Blossomâ€™s Flowers, Gifts & Crafts 911 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8227
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orchardcountry a.m.FOG 9264 Critzerâ€™s Shop Road, Afton, VA â€˘ 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 â€˘ 434.277.5516 Drumhellerâ€™s Orchard 1130 Drumheller Orchard Ln., Lovingston, VA 434.263.5036 Fitzgeraldâ€™s Orchard 728 Harperâ€™s Creek Lane, Tyro, VA â€˘ 434.277.5798 Flippin-Seaman, Inc. â€“ Seaman & Silver Creek Orchards 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA â€˘ 434.277.5824 Saunders Brothers Orchard 2717 Tye Brook Hwy (Rt. 56), Piney River, VA 434.277.5455 The Apple Shed 14815 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8843
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In the August 010 issue of NCL we told you that Backroads founder Lynn Coffey was hoping to get her hands on some missing issues to form a complete set of back copies to donate to the Oakland Museum of Rural History. Here is what she needs: March 1984, October 198, February & March 1986, August 1988, July 1991, and January 199.
Steal the Glass Buy a beverage and keep the logo glass it comes in. No limit. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Blue Mountain Brewery, 9519 Critzers Shop Road. 40-46-800
friday november 5 Nelson County Garden Club Monthly Meeting Charlottesville ﬂoral designers Dottie Reese and Pat Berry will demonstrate how to make beautiful holiday decorations from plant materials found at home – and keep them fresh throughout the season. Visitors welcome. Nelson County Memorial Library. 2 p.m. 44-81-1
If you have any of these lying around or know someone who does, give Lynn a call at 40-949-09 to arrange a pick-up or shipment.
Honoring Our Veterans Veterans can come in any day during the week to pick up a free pansy. Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 12 44-77-4
saturday november 6 thursday nov. 11 Apple Butter Making Apple butter in copper pots stirred by hand with music by Kim and Jimbo. Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 44-77-4
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Veteran’s Day Program The faculty, staff and students of Rockﬁsh River Elementary School invite all veterans and their familys to join them and be honored at their 5th annual Veteran’s Day program. 9:45 a.m. Rockﬁsh River Elementary School, 200 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton. 44-61-1791
French Crepe Day Savory or sweet crepes available for purchase. Reservations preferred. DelFosse Winery, Faber. 1 p.m. 44-6-6100
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Apple Cider Making Demo With music by Dancing Strings. Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 44-77-4
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“From Our Hands to Yours” The 16th annual Artisans Studio Tour will showcase 30 local art studios including Nelson County studios Judd Jarvis Studio, 2Art Studios-Gallery 161 and Nan Rothwell Pottery. Expect to see displays of some of Virginia’s ﬁnest crafts including pottery, furniture, weaving, fabric design, jewelry, stained glass, clothing, baskets, wood turning and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 44-984-08 Annual Oyster Roast Live music and plenty of oysters from Rappahannock River Oyster Co. Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery. Noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14. 40-46-8400
Holiday Open House With music, refreshments and Virginia artists and artisans. Valley Green Center, Nellysford. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 44-6-680 “Get In the Spirit” Holiday Open House With hot mulled wine, artisanal cheeses, unique gift shopping, warm hospitality, a festive setting and good cheer. Complimentary wine tasting and holiday refreshments. Wintergreen Winery. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 26 to 28. 44-61-19
Want to be included in our datebook? Visit NelsonCountyLife.com and click on “Submit an Event.” We’ll try to publish as many events as possible, space permitting. Deadline for next month’s issue is the 15th. Sorry neighbors, event MUST be in Nelson County or beneﬁt an organization in Nelson County to be included in the print edition. Events in area counties can be included online, however.
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Valley Green Gallery Showcase Meet the Artisan members showcasing and demonstrating their work. Refreshments served with beer tasting from Wild Wolf Brewing Co. Valley Green Center, Rockﬁsh Valley Hwy., Nellysford. Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 19 to 21. 44-6-680
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Peyton Ashley Stafford September 30, 2010 4:15 am 9 lbs. 12oz. 21.5 in. Charlottesville, VA
It’s a good thing we didn’t dilly dally when I felt the first rush. When we went to bed the evening of September 29, this baby was officially “late.” Her due date was September 28, which is Adam’s birthday and official due date. Though we were fully expecting baby #2 to crash his party, she decided to wait until the morning of September 30, a Thursday. It was 1:45 a.m. when I felt the first wave. Strong enough to wake me up, I told Tommy he should probably get up. There was no time for a shower, unlike last time. But I did go to the kitchen and make myself a whey shake. Pouring it into a mason jar, it looked like a batch of sour dough starter. I was already in the passenger seat of the car when Hayley arrived to trade places with us. Within a half hour or so, we were already on the road to Martha Jefferson Hospital in what Tommy described as a monsoon. Adventure! We park at the entrance of the hospital and Tommy hands the car keys to a guy in a uniform. Wearing boxers and a T-shirt (attractive), I seize the closest wheel chair. As Tommy wheels me up to Labor & Delivery, he briefly stops to chat with someone he recognizes. Can he not see that his wife is in labor? It was Ray Uttaro, our county’s Emergency Services Director. And yes, this was an emergency!
By the time a nurse had showed us to our room, I was ordering Tommy to fill up the tub. Dr. Christine Wamhoff happened to be the doctor on call (bonus!). Smiling at me she said, “Please don’t deliver the baby in the water.” I told her I’d jump out when I was ready to push, but that she’d better be here to catch! At this point I was close to being 7 centimeters dilated. When I labored in the tub with Adam two years prior, I remember an avalanche of expletives poured out of my mouth. This time was different. I remember moaning a mantra – “Open Peyton” – and I think the worst thing I said was “Dear Gawwwwd!!!!” To be honest, I was a bit worried I wouldn’t notice when my body needed to push. Silly me. It was like a train had hit me. The baby felt really low and I looked at Tommy and shouted “PUSH!”. You see last time, I chose a different four-letter word because I was ignorant and didn’t know better. I have matured. Things start getting exciting when you’re ready to push. Nurses put on their game faces. Husbands start fidgeting. And by the time Doc Wamhoff entered the room, I was winding up for the pitch. When I wrote about Adam’s birth two years ago, I said the following regarding the pushing stage: For the record, pushing is great. It is more than great. It is fabulous. I love pushing. Pushing should be President!
I still stand by that message. And call me a crazy natural birth zealot (I’ve been called worse), but there is nothing more empowering than feeling your child being born and being fully conscious of the event. The female body is built to do this. Believe in it. Tommy tells me I pushed about 5 or 6 times. On that last push, I grunted like a man and out came a pink baby girl. There she was, on my chest! I remember thinking this delivery was a tad easier than Adam’s. She even felt smaller. The time on the clock was 4:15 a.m. When the nurse took Peyton to clean her up and record her vitals, I heard a bunch of “Wows” in the room. They were staring at the readout on the scale: 9 lbs. 12 oz. I may be only 5 ft. 2 in. tall but I grow ‘em big! Adam was 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 19.5 in. Peyton was nearly a 10 pounder and 21.5 inches long. We weren’t expecting that. Not. At. All. The way we look at it, there’s more to love.
Adam goes back and forth between thinking his sister’s really cool, and thinking she’s just okay. If she had a set of wheels to spin, she might be more fun at this point. Either way, he’s going to be a great big brother!
Me with daddy and mommy in the recovery room. I look like en Eskimo.
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G REAL ESTATE Wintergreen-Long Term Rental Newly redecorated 2BR, 2BA condo on Devil’s Knob course. Looking for at least a 1 year rental. Available midNovember. Posted By: Grant Heggie 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-325-1254 $750/mo + utilities Privacy, luxury, convenience Minutes off Rt. 29. Private, well maintained, unfurnished custom home on 5.5 acres. 3800 sq. ft, 4 BR, 4.5 BA. Yard, oil or wood furnace (radiant heat from hot water), A/C, separate heating/cooling zones, gas logs, deck, office space, some hardwood floor, mainly unfinished full basement, 2 car garage, on Service Authority water line, W/D, modern kitchen appliances, pool, hot tub, 35 minutes to Lynchburg OR Charlottesville. deposit and credit/reference check. Posted By: Jane & Michele Mays 22922 - Arrington/Tye River 434.263.8181 $1400 farm house in the South Rockfish Valley 668 Rockfish Valley Highway. One story, three bedrooms, two baths, modern kitchen, large deck; mountain views; adjoins trails along the Rockfish River. available Oct 1. pets upon approval. non smoking environment. central head and A/C with added propane fired stove.one month deposit required. ask for tour and application. perfect for a young family who wants a farm environment. Posted By: rockfish valley farm 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-2251 $1000/mo, annual lease Rent Deltec Round House
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Rainbow Ridge Road – New Land Community near the Monroe Institute, Faber, Virginia. 2 bedrooms; walk in closet-2 full bath with 1 Jacuzzi tub – modern kitchen appliances – central food preparation and eating counter – open floor plan – washer/dryer – wood stove -warm & cold air. Privacy-great views–storage shed–evergreen trees-flower & garden space-lake privileges. $975 a month–security deposit-one year lease–references. Posted By: ed pearson 22938 - Faber 434361-2597 $975/mo Barn Studio & Apartment Cozy country living, 1BR, in multi-use building. Fantastic views. New kitchen sparkles. Cathedral ceiling in studio-workshop. Terrific natural light. Cost-effective rent and utilities for unique space. Posted By: Mark Kruger 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 312-952-9838 $1000/mo
HOME & GARDEN Fireplace Insert nice wood burning insert. Posted By: Carlos Becerra NELSON COUNTY 434-962-3266 $400 OBO Trees Lovely large trees for sale: 8 Stayman Winesap, 11 Cleveland Pears, 2 Red Crabapple, 3 Yoshina Cherries, 2 Cardinal Royal Ash Posted By: Maria C. McMullen 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-3612330 $30/ea Trees for Sale 11 Cleveland Select Pears, 8 Stayman Winesap Apples, 4 Maple Trees, 2 Cardinal Royal Ash, 6 Kwanzan Flowering Cherry. Gorgeous trees I bought at am Fog. I have too many to plant in my yard. Posted By: Maria C. McMullen 22958
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- Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-2330 $20/tree Tanning Bed Canopy Style Tanning Bed, six 100w lamps, 30 minute timer, uses 120v household current, stands upright to use little space for storage, you can tan standing in front of it in the upright position or it tilts so you can tan lying down on a bed or lounger. Posted By: Helen White 22938 - Faber 434-263-8211 $50
CARS & TRUCKS Mercedes Diesel 1983 300 turbo Diesel 4 door – Black- auto. Great Bio Diesel car. Posted By: Brenda Gordon 24440 - Greenville 540-337-4144 $500
SERVICES Pampered Chef Do you love cooking especially with quality products such as those offered by The Pampered Chef. If so I am just a e-mail (dgivens@ntelos. blackberry.com) away if you need any help with our products, or just need some new recipes or ideas. Posted By: Diane Givens 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-9872107 $N/A PRECISE PAINTING When you want it nice…Interior/Exterior. Residential specialist. See our work @ www.precisepaintingva.net Posted By: Dave Brown 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-9963039 $TBA
CLOTHES Stetson Hat Black Stetson Hat, size 7, never worn. Posted By: Helen White 22938 - Faber 434-263-8211 $30
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8N ford tractor Great shape, shed kept, used very little. Posted By: Brenda Gordon 24440 - Greenville 540-337-4144 $2100
Antique Log Cabin House Model ~ Central Virginia Great old or antique log cabin model. Wood has bark on it & there is extra wood & fence. Measures 13½ inches tall by 35 inches wide by 19 inches deep.Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $140
Have Manure spreader will travel! Will clean up manure piles around your stables and spread on you Pasture or fields. Posted By: Stan Driver 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-7600550 $65/hr Adult Plymouth Barred Rock – Hens I have plymouth barred rock hens nice heavy hens. Posted By: Kathy- @ K & R’s Farm 22901-22911 - Charlottesville 434-293-2074 $10/ea New Holland 4X4 Compact Tractor 2004 New Holland 4X4 Tractor – Model TC24DA in like new condition with 190 hours of use. This barn-kept tractor comes equipped with a 3 cylinder, 24 HP Diesel engine, Industrial-tread tires, 60 inch 12 LA front end loader, rear and mid PTO’s and a folding Roll over protection system (ROPS). It is compatible with all standard 3 point hitch farm implements. Also includes operator’s manual and records. Posted By: Dave Pastors 22932 - Crozet 434-882-0655 $10,500 obo Meyers ST7.5 Snow Plow Blade Meyers Snow Plow Blade and new controller for sale. Great condition $1500.00 obo. Blade and controller only!! Does not include hydraulic lift. Model # ST-7.5 or 7.5ft blade with corner indicators and snow deflector($300.00 just in accessories) Controller recently replaced ($299.00 value). Posted By: John 22920 - Afton plowsnow@rocketmail. com $1500 obo
Antique Cast Iron Columbian Fairy Cook Stove Central VA Great fancy cook stove from the late 1800s or early 1900s. We don’t expect many people still use these but this would look great in someone’s home. Most of it comes apart for easier lifting ~ My wife & I can move it fairly easily. Measures 29 inches tall 32 – 40½ inches wide by 27 inches deep. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition ~ Looks great to us. can be seen at The Covesville Store www.covesvillestore.com. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $375 Antique Oak Roll Top Desk ~ Nice Small Size ~Central VA Great antique oak roll top desk from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Found in Central Virginia ~ Used by a bar/saloon owner out west. The locks work & we have the key ~ when you lock the roll top the drawers also automatically lock. We think the finish is original ~ You may want to wax or stain it or leave it as it is. Measures 44 inches tall by up to 36 inches wide by up to 26 inches deep. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: Covesville Store 22931 - Covesville 434295-9496 $375
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View from cabin on 14ac near Wintergreen! #478410; $449,000
64 Paulʼs Creek Rd; #469710; $229,000
Pay less & get more! 2 story colonial built in 1996 in great condition; garage, deck, large level yard; 1,508 sq ft; 3Br/2.5Ba; 2ac
73 Pounding Branch Rd; #480092; $249,900
541 Ponton Lane; #480810; $149,900
2001 Doublewide on 6 ac w/ additional building site; private, elevated w/ mtn views; 1 mile from 29 for easy commuting; 4Br/2Ba
245 Cedar Glen Close; #481018; $179,900
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One level home in Rockﬁsh Valley w/ incredible mtn views; large ofﬁce space w/ DSL; garage workshop; 2,609 sq ft; 3br/2.5ba; 4.38ac
NEW: 161 Wood House Ln; #481528; $895,000
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Live in Wintergreen Resort and board your own horse! Quality Tectonics built post & beam home w/ barn & pasture; 4,000+ sq ft; 4.62ac
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When you can afford not to settle… Prime location fronts water, golf course, & mountains! Has electric & public water/sewer; .86ac; WPI!
NEW: 28 Lottieʼs Ln; #482129; $278,000
NEW: 338 Coles Farm Dr; #480585; $479,000
Custom geothermal home w/ garage apartment or studio; 7.5 acres w/ pasture, woods, bold stream, & mtn views! 2,650 sq ft; 3Br/3.5Ba
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
High speed BPL available! Meticulous home built in 2004; open w/ great room; garage; well landscaped; 1,716 sq ft; 3Br/2.5Ba; 1.31 ac
NEW: 1228 Laurel Springs Dr; $499,500
Great value per sq ft! Custom built w/ stone trim; garage, screened porch, deck; 3,103 sq ft; 4 or 5br/2.5ba; 2ac (w/ extra lot $547k)
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