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October 2011 No. 79 PRICELESS (FREE!)
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INDY OR BUST • OCTOBER NOSTALGIA • BLUE RIDGE BLOODFEST • SO LONG, JERKY 28 38 44 30
Stoney Creek (at the entrance) 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway
Wintergreen Mountain (next to spa) 121 Blue Ridge Drive
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 199 CATOCTIN DR $835,000 ∙ MLS#: 489329
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 22 BEECH DR $559,500 ∙ MLS#: 485654
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 14 ELMA RD $395,000 ∙ MLS#: 492095
Luxurious, craftsman built home high in the mountains! Located along the 12th hole of Devils Knob Golf Course and with beautiful Shenandoah Valley views. Centrally located to all upper mountain amenities. Spacious and very bright floor plan. Furnishings and appliances convey.
New home with many features, granite counters, cathedral ceiling, stacker stone fireplace make it a classy mountain retreat. The covered decks are ideal for entertaining or just relaxing.
This home is energy efficient S.I.P. construction with a classy mountain feel. The design brings the outside view into the living areas. New high efficiency heat pump.
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 642 SHAMOKIN SPRINGS TRL $374,900 ∙ MLS#: 490177
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 1835 HIGH RIDGE CT CONDOS $350,000 ∙ MLS#: 488753
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 1437 HIGHLANDS CONDOS $220,000 ∙ MLS#: 491963
Year round mountain views for under $375,000! Very well maintained home. Split level, very functional floor plan. Master suite on the second level is extremely private and offers wonderful mountain views. Close to hiking trails and the Chestnut Springs Pool Park.
Incredible views into the Rockfish Valley. Building recently upgraded with new siding, high performance windows, stairways, new high performance heat pump. Kitchen remodeled with new Kitchen Aid & Bosch appliances. The recent upgrades make the property better than new.
Largest two-bedroom villa on the mountain. Spectacular, year-round, long range views. Walking distance to advanced ski slopes and Spa & Fitness Center.
sTONEy cREEk 453 CEDAR GLEN CLOSE $499,675 ∙ MLS#: 482911
sTONEy cREEk 68 RUFFED GROUSE LN $499,000 ∙ MLS#: 487676
sTONEy cREEk 335 HUNTERS PT $354,900 ∙ MLS#: 487760
A beautifully designed and landscaped home just moments walking from Stoney Creek Clubhouse, pool, restaurants, exercise facilities, tennis, golf, etc. Listed below tax assessment.
Contemporary, designed to capture the generous Stunning custom built home in pristine condition, on a large private lot with expansive seasonal views of the mountains! Thoughtfully designed for one floor living, with open flowing floor plan, master suite and guest room or study on main level. Wonderful location with a private view in all seasons!
Wonderful, landscaped smaller home with great 360 degree views. Located in a great neighborhood with a stream and just off the 3rd tee of Monocan 9 at Stoney Creek.
www.wintergreenrealestate.com · 800.325.2200 2 NELSON COUNTY LIFE OCTOBER 2011
When buying or selling your property, call the Nelson County leader !!!* STONEY CREEK WINTERGREEN RESORT 176 May Apple Lane Highlands 1401
1063 Devils Knob Loop
Barn Owl Lot
SOLD PROPERTIES QUARTER 2011 243 2ND Crawfords Edge
2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy
168 Lakeland Lane
Best value on the mountain for a year round view home in move in condition. Priced well below tax assessment and below recent appraisal Mountain view, golf front, Tectonics built home for well under 500k! Great this architecturally designed 3 BR, 3 BA home has been updated with multi-family home with 4 BR/BA suites; Recently renovated with new roof, Excellent views of the slopes and within walking distance to Winnew kitchen and baths, siding, roof, deck, skylights, and paint. The open exterior paint, flooring, kitchen appliances, bedroom furniture and more; tergarden spa and fitness center & the nature foundation. Close to On the grill, golf course! home located at the end of acondominium! quiet cul-de-sac. This immaculate property hasvaulted 4 BR ceilings Lotwith 1L-B4wood in Stoney Creek. Gorgeous Drive 1142spectacular Blue Ridge Drive floorhomesite plan and spacious deck to1207 takeMonocan full advantage of the wall of windows, skylights, trim and beams, floor .44 acre Devil’s golf andCustom Tennis.Ski out from this 2BR, 2 BA (possibility of 5), 3.5 BA several living areas, a handsome stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen cherrymultiple cabinetsdecks,with and mountain views. view.Great Furnished. $495,000 WPI to ceiling stonewith fireplace, sold fantastic furnished!lake, golf $449,900 WPI $194,500 WPI and granite. Hardwood floors and wainscoting (maple, hickory, red oak). Mature landscaping, patio, 2 porches, location and easy site to build on. OWNER WILL FINANCE upstairs balconey and 2-car garage. Spacious357 but warm WITH ACCEPTABLE TERMS! $229,000 with WPI. Dobieand cozy. Lots of storage. Close to Nellysford and 30 Timbers 226 min. to C’ville. Just reduced! $498,500 WPI Call Julie Bendle 434 996-8669 Call Nancy Hernandez at 434 962-6393 Ski front and mountain Walk to the slopes, views! A short walk to the restaurants, shops, and 550 Crawfords Climb 456 Roberts Mountain Rd. 129 Eagles Court year round amenities of the other Wintergreen activities! Mountain Inn Village. Many Timbers is conveniently upgrades: new kitchen located along the ski countertops, cabinets and slope beside the Mountain 10297 Patrick Henry Highway appliances, new AC, new Inn. Condo has been fully windows, new painting, renovated. Great layout with new FP; upstairs loft a loft style bedroom. Being bedroom has an oversized sold furnished.Great value 463 Horizons Village Road bathroom with a jacuzzi priced 40k below tax assessed tub. Exterior upgrades: value. $99,900 WPI 20 Fernwood Lane hardiplank siding, new 16 Stoney Cove Lane roof. 3 BR, 3 BA. Top floor Dripping Rock Lane Lot and no steps. Furnished. Lakeland Lane Lot .47 acre corner lot in a great location. Potential views with some cutting. $45,000 WPI $337,500 WPI
87 Devils Knob Loop Pigeon Hill Road Lot 1863 Wintergreen Drive
HUGE price reduction! Beautiful views from this handNELSON COUNTY HOMES some 3 BR, 3.5 BA home situated on a large 2 acre par-
696 Rockfish School Lane
8181 Sentosa Lane
Beautiful old 3 BR, 2 BA Virginia Farmhouse with 45+ acres. Built in 1872, this wonderful home has been well taken care of with gorgeous landscapes and mountain and pastoral views. Modernized with central heating and air with a woodstove for back-up. Still has the original molding and pine floors. Great front porch. Charming outbuilding. Located in scenic Roseland and very private. There is also a bold creek and a wooded area with lots of potential. This could be the showplace you’ve been looking for! $469,000 Call Julie Bendle 434 996-8669
64 Paul’s Creek Road
NEW LISTING! If space is your frontier, this is the home you’re looking for! Custom designed by an inventor/engineer, there are wonderful spaces both inside and out of this 3927 sq. ft., 3 BR, 4 BA home. Spacious living room with library annex, accommodating dining room, recently renovated kitchen and baths, and a 16.5 x 27 ground floor master make life comfortable. More? Superb valueoffice at $20K underwith assessed An attached (20x25) full value! Desirable neighborhood in Afton is home to this 3 BR 2.5 BA home. Completely repainted, decks cleaned and resealed. bath and studio/workshop/garage of Master hugeanwalk-in’s a quaint reading alcove. Loads of storage with 1344 sq.has ft.2offer array ofand possibilipantry, garage and shed. This 2+ acre level lot offers privacy, stream, woodlands ties. $395,000 and lovely Blue Ridge views. Invisible fence. $199,900
cel. Gorgeous stone fireplace in the sunken living 6950 Crabtree Fallsroom Highway along with custom bookshelves. With 3 levels there is lots of privacy for all. The screened porch and deck offer plenty of outdoor living space to enjoy all four seasons in the foothills. $395,000 WPI
6011 Crabtree Falls Highway
W. ALBEMARLE 1620 Pugh’s Store Road
High Mountain Homestead
Getaway to this spacious log cabin overlooking the Rockfish River! There are absolutely breathtaking mountain views to enjoy as well. The greatroom has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, Like new 2 BR cabin joining the GW National pine paneling and a huge fireplace. Forest! Within walking distance to the AppaRoof has been replaced. 3 BR and 2 lachian Trail, and only minutes to Crabtree BA. Amazing wrap around decking Falls, and the BR Parkway. Built with quality with a covered area that accesses the materials such as cypress siding, hardwood area.feet Very private 5 acre flooring, isheat pump, and more. Blue Ridge Locatedliving at 3,000 of elevation, thisparcel 30+/- acre property ideal for self-sustained yet just 35solar minutes to Charlottesville. viewsviews, and rustic (yetand modern) feel. Tye living. Excellent exposure, bold spring, mountain pasture woodland $325,000 River public across the road. combine to create a superb Blue Ridge property. Located at theaccess end ofisajust state Call Julie 434 from 996-8669 $269,000 maintained roadBendle and across National Forest land. Enjoy life off the grid in the highlands of Nelson County, Virginia. $199,000
Perfect weekend 1 BR get-a-way cottage This 2 BR, ft bungalow sits on 3 well with Tye 966 Riversqfrontage and beautiful landscaped acres with mature boxwoods, views of the surrounding mountains. magnolia and the holly. Enjoy hiking AT,Hardwood fishing or floors. canoeing Breakfast offwith the kitchen. in the Tyenook/dining River. Over 9area acres flowing Laundry room. Bucolic deadand endeasy street. Great creek, rock outcroppings access location in the Western Albemarle school to the Tye River. $169,000 district. $119,000
www.MountainAreaRealty.com (800) 361-5155 (434) 361-2440 2788 B Rockfish Valley Hwy/PO Box 444 Nellysford, VA 22958 *Nelson County sales, excluding Wintergreen Resort, data provided by CAAR MLS from 1/1/10 – 6/30/11 3/31/11 OCTOBER 2011 NELSON COUNTY LIFE 3
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New, Notable, and Recently Reduced Properties
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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 yearround views and more than 1 acre adjoining the National Forest, this is truly a unique Wintergreen mountain setting. Ideal for a significant mountain estate home. Adjacent 1+ acre parcel also available. Reduced! $250,000. Call Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (487868)
Incredible Price ($145K) for spectacular Views & Location (Devils Knob)! The perfect, ready-to-use and/or rent Sport, Spa, & Nature get-away. Fully-furnished, mid-level, sun-filled End-Unit condo with windows on 3 sides. Full Kitchen; W&D. Walk to Slopes, Golf, Tennis, Spa (w/indoor pool) & quality restaurants. On Shuttle route. WPI. Call Dawn Perusse at 800417-1890. (483722)
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911 Devils Knob Loop
Fabulous 4 bedroom, 3 and 1/2 bathroom post and beam home overlooking the 15th green of Devils Knob Golf Course. Winter views, level driveway, two family rooms with fireplaces, and a detached garage make this home a potential primary home or vacation getaway. Fully equipped and furnished and ready to enjoy, this home has an existing rental revenue stream in Wintergreen Resort program. Includes WPI right, $539,000 .Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@ aol.com, www.experiencewintergreen.com. (491615)
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122 Warrior Run
You must see this lovely mountain getaway with views on a quiet cul de sac at Wintergreen. Well maintained and furnished with many one a kind items, hardwood floors throughout the main living area,wood burning fireplace, hardi board siding. Large main level master bedroom. Relax in the sun room, or enjoy the large decks overlooking the valley. Includes WPI right, $525,000 ,listed for sale by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. experiencewintergreen.com (491471)
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1453 Ledges Condo
3207 North Ridge
Only $119,500 for a furnished condo with mountain views, two full baths, a full kitchen and a great location near Wintergreen amenities! Walk to golf,tennis,skiing and restaurants. Pergo floors, family room fireplace, separate dining area. This may not last long, great investment to use or rent this ski season. Call today, Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, email@example.com
BEST value for 2 bedroom condo with million dollar mountain views. Two generous bedrooms and 2 full baths. Large living area and dining room open to views. Summer breezes 10+ degrees cooler than valley temps. Walk to Highlands ski lift and Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center. Furnished. $185,000. Call Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (491462)
87 Devils Knob Loop
Brand new 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home built by Shenandoah Valley Construction, one of Wintergreens most established and respected builders. This golf front home on prestigious Devils Knob Loop will feature hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, family room fireplace and an open and bright layout. Many custom upgrades included hardiboard siding, Anderson windows, large decks and many finishes you can select! For more information or to view this home call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, firstname.lastname@example.org, only $499,000! (491689)
Spectacular year ‘round views overlooking Wintergreen Village, ski slopes & multiple ridges of mountains! Fully-furnished, mid-level unit with new AC unit in popular Devils Knob area. Walk to Ski slopes, Golf, Tennis, & the Wintergarden Spa. Turn-key investment and/or mountain get-away for sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. $180,000 with WPI. Listed by Dawn Perusse 540-454-3300, Dawn. Perusse@mris.com (MLS 490911)
479 Three Ridges
Beautifully renovated & redecorated 2-Story, 2BR/2BA Condo with above average rental income. Just park the car and walk to ski slopes, Mt. Inn, and great restaurants. Open layout with new furniture, flooring, fixtures, Kitchen (maple cabinets, appliances, & counters) and Baths. Move-in ready mountain getaway and/or turn-key investment. $150,000 with WPI. Listed by Dawn Perusse 540-454-3300, Dawn.Perusse@mris. com (MLS 491504)
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One of the nicest 2 bedroom Laurelwood condos you will see. Fully renovated kitchen, appliances counters and built in dining table. Comes furnished and ready to use this ski season or buy it today and enjoy the Laurelwood pool! Walk to The Market,skiing,restaurants, includes WPI right.Only $159,000 Listed for sale by Steve Marianella ,434-566-1293, smsales1@ aol.com, www.experiencewintergreen.com (491548)
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380 Cedar Drive
Reduced $1M+ from original listing! Divorce forcing sale. Incredible value! Estate home on 1 acre adjoining Nat’l Forest. Gourmet kitchen, hardwoods, master bath w/ granite double vanity, 3 fireplaces (2 gas/1 wood), superb mountain views, 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 car garage, extensive decks. $895.000! Also available w/ 2 cul-de-sac lots. Call Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (483491)
2218 Tanners Ridge
Fabulous top floor, two bed, golf-front condo. Cozy up to the wood burning fireplace or step out on the deck and enjoy the panoramic greenscape of the 12th fairway. Recently updated kitchen and baths. Walk to the Wintergarden spa, pools, fitness center, Nature Foundation. $103,500! Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (492078)
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one tough mudder
Team Nelson hits the farm for organic training.
omg ffa! Nelson’s got some FFA rock stars and they’re competing for the top prize.
Keep up with us. If you're at the Mudder on Saturday, we're the guys and gals wearing the loud orange Team Nelson shirts. And yes, we'll be the doing the social media thing. @nelsoncountylif #mudder #va TOUGH MUDDER– – TEAM NELSON
The 11 year-old brains behind the local horror festival.
basic necessities ........................... 7 cover story.....................................9 this old/new house .................... 18 moneywise ................................. 24 at home with marlo ................... 25 sam’s garden .............................. 30 askthedr......................................31 the perfect fit ............................. 31 datebook .................................... 38 leisure guide .............................. 39 classifieds ................................... 40 comics.........................................42
on the cover Photographer: Norm Shafer NCL Photographer Hayley Osborne and Team Nelson member Terrence O’Neil complete a run in preparation for the Tough Mudder at Wintergreen Resort October 22, 2011. Story on page 11.
from thepublishers As I write this, I’m finalizing plans for the kids’ combined birthday party. Poor Adam didn’t get one last year because mommy was too busy having his sister. Surprise! Bam Bam is turning 3 and Pebbles is turning 1. We couldn’t swing a gravel pit for Bam Bam this year but he is getting his first bike. And as soon as he no longer needs training wheels, mommy can’t wait to get him stunt pegs. We’re hoping Pebbles gets a few more teeth for her birthday. She grabbed one of her brother’s apples the other day and tried to eat it, not easy when two teeth are all you’ve got. She enjoyed the white bean chicken chili we made the other night and even got to crawl around and chew on a leg bone. What kind of parents let their daughter chew on a hair barrette?! The things we find sweet – such as Peyton wanting to do everything her big brother does – is exactly what Adam finds annoying these days. Adam was lining up Lincoln Log stumps the other day (One, two, three, four ... eighteen, nineteen.) and Peyton came over and put one in her mouth (nineteen minus one). Adam loves playing with flash cards but don’t tell him his sister decapitated
Adam invited us into his boxwood fort.
President William McKinley, Jr., the “Idol of Ohio.” Assassinated six months into his second term, McKinley can’t seem to get a break. Sunday, October 23 is when mommy gets a break as she’ll be recovering from the previous day’s Tough Mudder. Monkey bars, wall climbs, fire, icy water. Piece of cake. Birthday cake. Enjoy! Yvette & Tommy Stafford
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Montague, Miller & Co. REALTORS® Serving Nelson County
and the surrounding Central Virginia region AMHERST – $249,500
SHIPMAN – $65,000
Lovely, 2,237 sq. ft. home is privately situated on 5 Ac., with open, Custom Kit., GR w/gas-logged FP & Hardwood Frs., Den, Master Suite, Screened Porch, 2-Car Garage, Workshop & Storage Shed. Fenced area for dogs. #489762
Affordable mortgage. Price $37,000 under assessment. Great for 1st time home buyer or Investor. 3 Bedrooms, corner lot. #488493
NORWOOD – $230,000
SHIPMAN – $98,900
From Lovingston, take 56 east past Shipman to 647, right to 722, right to left on 655 to right on Cedar Creek Rd (654 3 miles to sign on left.) #487678
Beautiful, rolling pasture land w/mixed hardwood on this 11 ac. fronting on paved state road. Bold stream and zoned agriculture. #476097
SHIPMAN – $119,000
SHIPMAN – $49,900
Come Check Out This Unique Floor Plan. 3 or 4BRs. Loft Bedroom with Walk-in Closet & Balcony. Walk Out LR, French Doors to Nice Deck. 4th Generation Rock Work Outside and Inside. #486835
Build your new home on this 14 acre mostly wooded parcel. Mountain view. Perfect for privacy. #489439
LOVINGSTON – $180,000
LOVINGSTON – $139,500
Georgian Colonial, 2,160 fin. sq. ft. 3 BR., 2 BA., Eat-in Kitchen w/custom cabinetry and all Appliances conveying, Family room, Living Rm.& 22’x24’ Basement for storage. New Heat Pump, new Hot Water Heater, #487442
Seller drops price $30,000! Four lots totaling 1.25 ac. Ideal location for commercial/office/retail business off Main Street. Water & Sewer are available. #472056
Carole Saunders, GRI CaroleSaundersRealEstate.com 434.981.3089
James Wood JamesWoodRealEstate.com 434.263.4371
Mark Brashears 540.570.2874 152 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949
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Nanette Kirt, GRI email@example.com 434.962.6602
Carter Montague, Broker 434.962.3419 434.263.5088 local
800.422.6698 toll free
basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz www.basicnecessities.com www.kaypfaltz.com
Breathing, Part I If the breath in a human signifies life, so too is ‘breath’ important to the life of a wine, which can be considered from the time the wine is bottled to the time it is drunk or becomes oxidized. Yet if some air is beneficial, too much is not. Oxidation (too much air) in both humans and wine equals death, hence our hype over antioxidants. One doesn’t devote thirty years of life to wine tasting without developing a few bees in the bonnet and one of my most cherished bees about wine concerns the notion of tradition versus manipulation. Much is made today about devices that aerate wine to make it softer and smoother. In many households a Vinturi has replaced the old-fashioned crystal decanter. There are magnetic clips that sit on a bottle changing the wine’s molecular structure to something more palatable; there are breathable glasses that aerate in four minutes the equivalent of one hour. In wine tasting parlance, manipulation of the wine by the winemaker, often to promote the big, fruity, Parkeresque wines, is called
spoofilation. Cute, huh? Try throwing that out at your next wine tasting: “I like (or don’t like) this wine—it’s not overly spoofilated.” Or, “It’s a touch spoofy.” Extending this, I think we can continue spoofilating a wine by manipulating it to taste good, better and best with the use of technology. So one could ask, what’s wrong with this? That’s not for me to say. Wine tasting, like life, allows for multiple gray areas and is more a question of taste, style and to some extent tradition. I was recently with friends and we tasted through numerous Pinots, beginning with a ’78 Pommard, each time tasting first in a non-breathable glass, next in the breathable glass, and finally in the breathable glass with magnetic clip. I’ll admit that often the third option tasted best. Although then again I’m wondering, could we really tell after the sixth or seventh wine? But consider this: wine is a beverage whose history dates back some six to ten thousand years. Therefore, while the devices used to aerate are only trying to improve wine—and one surely cannot halt progress— maybe the real experiment is not
with the latest high-tech gadget but with the natural surroundings. I like to gather with friends, uncork wine, pour into glasses, sip, eat, talk, laugh and cry, allowing the wine to aerate naturally in the glass and the entire experience, through time, do the trick of not only opening up the wine… but also my heart and mind. Now that to me seems more romantic than a magnetic clip-wearing bottle. It seems I’ve let loose my bees from the bonnet and they’re buzzing. Next month I’ll share more practical tips on how long to breathe a bottle and which wines benefit most from decanting. For now, try serving the following by opening and decanting two hours before your meal. Tres Picos – This beautiful Garnacha from Spain is powerful and therefore warrants decanting and breathing. When decanted the wine opens showing complex aromas of tobacco, leather, blackberries and plums. Pair with roasted red peppers and grilled pork. $16
Café Wine and Cheese Shop 2226 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford, Virginia ph: 434.361.1766 www.basicnecessities.us
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Come dine with us and support local farmers. We are dedicated to using local, organic ingredients whenever we can. Supporting local farmers can help end factory farming. Currently serving local meats, eggs, veggies and breads. Taking reservations for private parties. Call in advance. Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10am-6pm Friday-Saturday 10am-10pm Reservations advised for weekend dinners. Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm
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Elk Mountain Contracting Specializing in handcrafted log cabins and restoration work. Also buying old cabins and barns. Meade Shirley • 540-241-9075 • elkmountaincontracting.com
O PPORTUNITY BALL to benefit the Nelson County Community Fund
Cabins and Reclaimed Lumber In Stock! Call For Details.
Why rent when you can buy? 100 % Financing Available.
Sara McGann 434.996.4962 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
221 N. Five Forks Rd Amherst Located in Amherst County is this immaculate home superbly located near the town of Amherst, Sweet Briar College, Madison Heights & Lynchburg. This home boasts a large eat-in kitchen, formal living room & family room, screened porch, oversized back deck and welcoming back yard. $149,900
Costume Contests LIVE MUSIC Five-Course Gourmet Dinner paired with Wine PHOTO BOOTH Twist Dance Contest Live and Silent Auctions WHEN Saturday, October 29th at 6:00 until the Bewitching Hour
WHERE Veritas Vineyard & Winery Afton VA
DRESS Your Halloween Best or Black Tie Optional
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors
For sponsorship information or to reserve a seat, go to www.nelsonfund.org and click on Opportunity Ball or call Cynthia Hurst at Butterflies in Progress 540-447-6823. To purchase tickets or learn more: www.veritaswines.com/opportunityball The Nelson County Community Fund raises money through the Opportunity Ball and direct contributions from people in our community. Since 2000, NCCF has awarded over $550,000 in grants to more than 40 nonprofits with the goal of improving the quality of life for all who live here.
2788 B Rockfish Valley Hwy/PO Box 444 Nellysford, VA 22958
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PHOTOGRAPHY by PAUL PURPURA
Don’t worry, the grapes these people stomped aren’t going into any of the wine at Wintergreen Winery. It’s just part of their Romp, Chomp & Stomp Harvest Celebration.
OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION October 1st - 9th Live Music Steal the Oktoberfest Mug German Food Lots of games Giveaways and fun!
10/1 Live Music TBA 7-10 10/2 Brunch 11-3 Music by Bluzonia 2:30-5 10/3 Speak German Day 10/4 Movie Night 7pm showing “Beerfest” 10/5 Corn Hole Tourney (rain or shine) 6-8pm 10/6 Steal the Oktoberfest Stein 10/7 Music by John Howard & the Shamokin’ Mtn 7-10pm
Dried Flower Wreath Workshop Taught by Don Haney of Buffalo Springs Farm Wednesday, October 19th 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
10/9 Brunch 11-3 Live Music 2:30-5 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Rt. 151) Afton, VA 540-456-8020 www.bluemountainbrewery.com
For more information call 434.277.5231.
Open 7 Days a Week
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a day to remember. a place to enjoy.
The new harvest is hanging from the rafters...bright golds, purples, reds, greens,etc. ready for you to make a decorative dried wreath to add beauty to your home for months ahead. all materials supplied to make a 18-20 inch wreath. Please bring clippers. A delicious fall lunch will be included. Class will be limited in size. Cost of class is $65. Please fill out registration form found on website and send in with check.
10/8 Music by Sally Rose & Friends 7-10pm
APPLE BUTTER MAKIN’ FESTIVALS
COME CELEBRATE OUR APPLE HARVEST WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST &15TH FROM 10 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
Select from over 15 different apple varities out of bins • Cider, Jams, Jellies, Crafts • Clowns, Games • Pony Rides (Oct. 15) • Pick-your-own Pumpkins and Gourds, Corn Maze • Food • Live Music both dates •
For more info: 434-277-5824 www.flippin-seaman.com Follow us on Facebook! Directions: Take 29 S to 56 W. Stay on 56W for 1 mile turn right onto Rte 655 (Roseland Rd). Stay on Rte 655 for about 4 miles. At stop sign take a left, go over bridge and turn right onto 56 W. Stay on 56W for 5.5 miles AppleButter Festivals will be on your left.
Come out and help support the Tye River Cub Care Package Program helping our students in Nelson County who face hunger over weekends.
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Fall breezes and cool views are here! It’s such a blessing to look out my windows and see the turning leaves. But can I keep the harsh sunlight out? The reason for having all of those windows in your home is to enjoy your beautiful autumn views and the natural light in your home. It’s a shame to have them covered up with blinds or curtains. You have to run around lifting them up and down different times of the day to block the sun. That daily chore has probably become too much of a hassle and you just leave your blinds down all day. Think about that for one minute and ask yourself this. “Why do I have windows in my home and why did I move to Nelson County?” The views, right? So why are you eliminating your views with blinds? Is it fading, too much heat from the sun, or is it just too bright? I have also been in homes where they don’t use blinds and this is what I typically see. Either furniture is being covered with sheets or nothing has been done at all. At least these homeowners still have their views and natural light, not to mention their living space is much more open and vibrant than being closed in with window treatments. It is still a huge compromise doing it those ways. These home owners still have tremendous heat gain and glare, plus the sun fades everything it touches, not just furniture. A great example of this would be hardwood floors. Depending on the type of wood, what it has been finished with, and the orientation of the room, I have seen significant fading on hardwood floors in less than a year. 3M™ Window Film installed by Clear View Window Tinting will eliminate any compromises you have been making. You can keep your breathtaking fall views. For those of you without blinds, I can take care of everything that fades, not just your furniture. I can make the color of the turning leaves more vivid and drastically reduce the heat from the sun. For those of you with blinds, your life and home will be much different. Your space will be brighter, more open, and YOU WILL HAVE VIEWS! No more running around opening and closing your blinds. Just leave them up during the day or get rid of them. Window tinting will reduce 4 to 5 times more heat than closed blinds, and of course it will take care of your fading issues.
Myth vs. Reality 3M™ Window Films for your home are so amazing I often wonder why they’re not in most homes. Below, I dispel some of the myths you may have heard: MYTH: Window tinting will make my windows or room dark, and ruin my views. REALITY: I perform free consultations and I will apply a variety of film samples on your windows. I will label them and explain to you how they perform. I guarantee that there will be at least one sample that provides a more stunning view than your current windows and will still let in a tremendous amount of sunlight. MYTH: Window tinting will bubble, peel, and distort. REALITY: 3M™ is one of the most reputable and innovative companies in the world, and we use their window films. They do not bubble, peel, or become distorted. They back their window film with a lifetime warranty. MYTH: Nothing can really protect the interior of my home except for shadles or blinds. REALITY: Window tinting is the solution! Knowledge is power, power is change.
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N E LSO N CO U N T Y … now this is living! Nelson County Land
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P I N E N E E D LE S L AN E
eautiful 14-acre property that has it all. Located in the Afton area, just 25 minutes to C'ville, with gorgeous frontage on the North Fork of the Rockfish River, a bold stream and potential yearround mountain views. Fish, float or tube to your heart’s content. Easily accessed and buildable. Valuable timber. $225,000
WALK AR O U N D L AN E
rivate yet easily accessed, this 2.85-acre wooded parcel is located in the Rhue Hollow area at the end of a cul-de-sac and is just minutes to Wintergreen Resort. Lovely winter mountain views and allseason potential. Mountain laurel abounds! Great building sites. Soil work completed for a 3BR residence. Close to Nellysford and approx. 35 minutes to C’ville. $99,900
TH E LE VE LS
hese beautiful adjacent lots have panoramic mountain and pastoral views. Located in Nellysford, The Levels is a small, private subdivision minutes from shopping, restaurants, wineries, breweries and services. Great for gardening, walking or just enjoying the changing of the seasons. Lot 6 has 4.27 acres and is offered for $165,000 Lot 7 has 4.91 acres and is offered for $169,000
orgeous 17.86-acre parcel bordering the South Fork of the Rockfish River in the back, with frontage on Route 151 in the front. There are some of the most stunning views in the county, looking up at the Blue Ridge and across the valley to Three Ridges. Very fertile gardening land and a family park area by the river would be perfect! The location is great— just minutes from Nellysford and Wintergreen and only a half hour to Charlottesville. Price reduced! $189,000 R O C KF I S H VALLE Y H I G HWAY/ G LE NTH O R N E LO O P
FANTA STI C N E LLYS FO R D CO M M E R C IAL P R O P E RT Y
reat opportunity to own a 13+ acre commercial parcel on Route 151 in Nellysford. Two existing wells and existing soil work (will need to have new permits). Lots of road frontage and beautiful mountain and Rockfish River views. Commercial property offerings are a rare occurrence in this area. $449,000
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harming Treeloft home with 2 BR plus a loft area for sleeping or relaxing, 2 BA and a cozy great room with a wood-burning fireplace. Located in a wonderful area nestled into the woodlands near the Tyro ski slopes. This is a great getaway. $225,000
eautiful old 3 BR, 2 BA 10297 PATR I C K H E N RY H I G HWAY Virginia farmhouse with 45+ acres. Built in 1872, this wonderful home has been well cared for with gorgeous landscapes and mountain and pastoral views. Modernized with central heating and air with a woodstove for back-up. Still has the original molding and pine floors. Great front porch. Charming outbuilding. Located in scenic Roseland and very private. There is also a bold creek and a wooded area with lots of potential. $469,000
his charming 3 BR, 2 BA 4288 T YE B R O O K H I G HWAY home has been completely redone with hardwood floors, new appliances, new heating and cooling unit, ceiling fans, gas fireplace and more. Owner has added a spacious deck overlooking the backyard. Energy-efficient doors and windows. Sited on 2.94 acres. Great location just minutes to all of Nelson County schools. 10 minutes to Lovingston. Move-in condition at a fantastic value! $129,000
ike-new brick home with 179 S N OW H I LL L AN E 3 BR, 2 BA and large tiled great room area. This lovely 10.67-acre parcel contains 4 division rights and already has a new well and 3 BR septic for another building site. Living room and kitchen/dining area feature ceramic tile. Bonus loft area for office or den. Road frontage on Snow Hill Lane and Findlay Mountain Road. Mountain and pastoral views. A great opportunity for a small farm or an investment. Owner financing possible with acceptable contract. $230,000
orgeous custom home located at the end of a cul-de-sac on the Stoney Creek Golf Course. This immaculate property has 4 BR (possibility of 5), 3.5 BA (plumbed for a 4th) several living areas, a handsome stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite. Hardwood floors and wainscoting (maple, hickory, red oak). Mature landscaping, patio, 2 porches, upstairs balcony and 2-car garage. Spacious but warm and cozy. Lots of storage. Close to Nellysford and 30 minutes to Charlottesville. $498,500 WPI
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STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by HAYLEY OSBORNE and NORM SHAFER
Here in Nelson, we’ve got hay bales, mountain trails, and plenty of mud. continued on page 12 HAYLEY OSBORNE
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“Here on my farm, we call this organic training,” said Karen Walker-Cooke. “What I’ve done is used what we have on the farm to do training.” Throughout the course of her life, Karen’s coached gymnastics, managed and owned fitness clubs, and has been a trainer for more than 30 years. This time, the training is not for her. Karen, and her farm, is helping Team Nelson get ready for the Tough Mudder at Wintergreen Resort. At Karen’s farm, the Mudders hurdled barrels, crawled under fences, and ran with wheelbarrows full of rocks. And if that wasn’t dirty enough, Karen had the team run through a pond. One of the Team Nelson Mudders who visited Karen’s farm last month is Kerrie Faust, who recently ran the Merrell Down and Dirty Mud Run in Richmond to prep for the Mudder. “Having a goal, such as a race, helps keep me motivated to exercise and make it a priority. This kind of event forces me to focus on my entire body,” she explained. “Being able to do that while contributing to a good cause and supporting Nelson County at the same time completes the picture.” Jack Muhler, a semi-retired engineering consultant as well as a Marine veteran, thinks the Mudder’s official charity – the Wounded Warrior Project – is a great one, too.
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Open 7 days a week 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Rt. 151) Afton, VA 540-456-8020 www.bluemountainbrewery.com Though he may be one of the older members of Team Nelson, he is certainly in the running for the most experienced. Lately, he says he’s been doing primarily 25Ks, but he’s done the Mud Run at the Amphibious Warfare center in Norfolk and run races up to 50K, and he’s even been training a bit more for the Mudder. Anthony Martin, on the other hand, has never run a competitive, public race. No marathons, no 10Ks for fundraising, no 5K fun runs, not even a 1 mile run/walk. Until now. And now, he’s jumping in head first. “My wife thinks I’m slightly crazy,” said Anthony, who you may know as the Amherst Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney running for Nelson County Attorney General. “You know, she supports me, but she kind of thinks I’m crazy at the same time.” If that’s the case, Anthony is in the company of 21 other like-minded Nelson County Life readers who have signed up for the mammoth event spanning the October 22-23 weekend. Team Nelson participates Saturday.
Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event Monday, November 1, 3pm-5pm Trick-or-treaters will receive $1/pound in exchange for their Halloween candy Plus a free glowing toothbrush! Candy will be collected at both locations of Drs. Rice and Rice. The Candy must be unopened. It will then be shipped to our troops in the Middle East via “Operation Gratitude.”
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We proudly support our Tough Mudders! October 22-23, 2011 Tough Mudder – TEAM NELSON
Jack Muhler jumps a hurdle while taking part in a workout of Team Nelson for the Tough Mudder Race (opposite). Trainer Karen Walker-Cooke hosted the gathering at her farm in Afton (above), where team members shouldered logs, climbed up and down a barn wall, and ran steep trails.
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Terrence O’Neil crawls under a fence while taking part in a workout of Team Nelson for the Tough Mudder. Drills included squat jumps down logs and a pond run. continued from page 13
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And that’s exactly what Vanessa gives the people in her fitness classes. “I always change it up,” she said.
“In life, you never know what’s going to come next and if you keep doing the same thing over and over again, you’re never going to progress.” And Team Nelson definitely doesn’t know what to expect. Although one team member – Terrence O’Neil, former Devil’s Knob Golf Course Superintendent at Wintergreen Resort – has a bit more of an advantage. “They hadn’t built any obstacles before I left, but I actually did run pretty much the entire course,” said Terrence, who recently moved back home to Long Island to take over the family golf business. “I went out there one afternoon with a GPS – they were kind of using me as a guinea pig. It was definitely, definitely difficult.”
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According to its website (www.toughmudder. com), the Tough Mudder is “not your average lame-ass mud run or spirit-crushing ‘endurance’ road race.” This race is much more: a 10-mile obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces and benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, the Tough Mudder is designed to test “strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.” It’s not about finishing first – it’s just about finishing. And Team Nelson fully plans to finish. “The Tough Mudder, it just looks like a grown up playground with wall climbs, log jumps, getting muddy, electrical shocks,” said Yvette Stafford, publisher of the magazine you’re reading right now. “And I might just be suffering from delusions of grandeur or going through a pre-mature mid-life crisis, but it’s right in my backyard, so I can’t pass it up.” The 22 Team Nelson team members – who range from lawyers to teachers to writers to stay-at-home moms to the semi-retired and even include a fatherdaughter team – may not finish at the same pace. “But I think smaller groups of similar abilities will probably cluster together and help each other,” said Yvette. “Even if that means us hanging at the last obstacles for all of our group members to finish together.” Salena Hitzeman, an Arrington gardener, farmer, and artist, has raced before – she’s done a triathlon and a 5K – but never anything like this. She’s had to add a lot of strength training which hasn’t been too hard to fit into her schedule. “Farming does a lot!” said Salena, who was at first apprehensive to sign up for the Tough Mudder, but once she realized Nelson had a team, she was all for it. Training has been pretty intense for everyone. Yvette, for example, trains five days a week at the ACAC in Crozet and goes a few times a month to Karen Walker-Cooke’s farm to train, where the entire team held a training session in late September. Over at the ACAC, she takes classes three days a week with Vanessa Crawford who said that the Tough Mudder is way more than just a run. “I think you definitely need to have the cardio and the endurance, but I don’t think there is any one thing that will get you ready for something like this; it’s so out in left field,” she said. “It’s a matter of training in so many different things; it’s going to take so many different skills to get through something like the Tough Mudder.”
Earlier this year, Terrence did two of the Devil’s Playground 10Ks, but before that (and a preparatory 5K in Richmond) he had never done any competitive running. continued on page 36
October 22-23, 2011 Tough Mudder – TEAM NELSON
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One upon a time, more than 50 years ago, Afton Family Medicine opened its doors for the first time. Now, half a century later it’s getting ready to open its doors again – in a brand new, beautiful building. “We’re just very excited,” said Dr. Steve Schmitz. “We’re just thrilled to be close to opening and hope it all goes smoothly. We’re excited to be able to continue good care here.” Steve says the new facility will allow him and the rest of the staff to work better and more efficiently – plus there is space for more staff and even another doctor of demand calls for it.
New medical office nears completion STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS
“This is certainly a nicer facility,” said Steve, who started working with Afton Family Medicine (a division of Martha Jefferson Hospital) in 2004. “The old one served a great purpose for a long time and we all have a little nostalgia about that, but this [new one] is a state of the art facility and it’s going to be good for the next 50 years – really.” The old building was built under the supervision of Dr. Bob Raynor, who ran Afton Family Medicine for its first 50 years. The building was built by the people of the county for the people of the county. “It was important and remained important for a long time,” said Steve. “But we’re glad to have moved one and turn into something that works more with these times.” The new brick building, across the road from Afton Service Center on Route 151, is slated to open in early October and is located across the street and just a little ways down route 151 from the old location. NCL
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Location: 12 Fairway Oaks, Wintergreen, Virginia Offered at: $365,000 Comments: One of the best 4 bedroom, single family home, values on the mountain, $365,000, Fabulous 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, library or 5th bedroom, views of Devils Knob Golf Course, chef’s kitchen, granite countertops, breakfast bar, great room with fireplace, two (2) master suites, two (2) car garage, Sold beautifully furnished, A solid investment opportunity. Owners will consider all offers. A wonderful Wintergreen home for the price of a condominium, Preview today, WPI. Contact: Thomasina Shealey Blackrock Harbor Realty 703-328-8680
Location: 41 Thomas Dr., Shipman, Virginia Offered at: $229,000 Comments: Two homes for the price of one! Beautiful Rockfish River Valley views! Live in one and rent the other! Built in 1910 and 1948, these charming homes overlook the Rockfish River Valley, and are convenient to Route 29/Charlottesville/Lovingston. Updates include new wiring, blown-in insulation, new furnace, new well. Numerous small outbuildings. Full basement/garage. A perfect small family compound, partial rental or full investment property. Close to Serenity Ridge. Contact: David Ferrall Nest Realty Group 434-882-5263
October. While sitting on your porch, eating some Nelson County apples and carving your pumpkins, you could also contemplate the enhancement of your landscape. Some possible areas for consideration are: • Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Ground Covers & Native Plants • Garden Ponds, Waterfalls & Fountains • Concrete Paver and Natural Stone Walkways & Patios • Outdoor Lighting, Kitchens & Firepits • Retaining Walls and Drainage Systems • Newly Seeded and Sodded Lawns • Native, Deer-Resistant Plants And possibly a design to tie it all together. Please call for a prompt consultation.
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Newlyweds Molly Matthews and Chris Ewald present Nelson SPCA – Almost Home Animal Shelter director Bette Grahame with a hefty check. Instead of setting up a bridal registry, the couple encouraged guests to donate to the shelter.
Jim Imbur of Gladstone – a certified lead based paint removal specialist – helped volunteers at the Rockfish Valley Community Center restore the building’s original windows. Not an easy job! Democracy Vineyards held a Blessing of the Harvest, a tradition that dates back to Biblical times. Bless us for we have zinned! Sorry, we couldn’t resist. PAUL PURPURA
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For an online tour of The Dobie Mountain Lookout, visit luxurymtnhome.com.
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of us, it’s our true home. For others it’s a place, not where roots were laid, but where our hearts long to go. Nelson County is home to Jeffery W. Caudill, founder and owner of Winterwoods Homes, located in Wintergreen Resort. As a custom architectural design, build, and real estate investment development firm, Winterwoods Homes creates, produces, and develops custom log, timber frame, stone, and natural element home designs throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Caudill returned to his home to create lasting, heirloom homes for people who share his love for luxurious, rustic log and timber frame design. Together with their Best of the Best partners, including an award winning architectural interior
“It’s a place... where our hearts long to go.”
The full line of home designs, complete with plans, are featured on Winterwoods Homes’ new website, winterwoodshomes.com. If, by chance, you have a few of your own ideas, bring them to the Winterwoods Homes design team. Put simply, if you can dream it, they can create it. With the best design, materials and customer service available, Winterwoods Homes is pleased to combine the entire design and building experience under one roof.
Home design plans NOW available online Starting at $245 design firm, Winterwoods Homes has designed a full line of homes ranging in size from 750 to 7,000 square feet with a variety of luxurious amenities. Designs range from the newly completed Cabin Creek Collection, featuring cozy log home designs, to The Mountain Lodge Collection, an incredible selection of large, luxury antique log, timber frame and stone designs filled with quality and innovation.
Isn’t it time to come home?
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Apple Festival Oct. 15 & 16, 2011 9am-5pm Food Vendors • Crafters Hayrides • Apple Sling Shot Corn Maze • Moon Bouncers Face Painting • Sand Art Apples • Apple Butter • Cider Country Hams • Side Meat Molasses • Honey Sweet Potatoes • Pumpkins Cookbooks • Baskets
Saturday Blue Country Band 10am – 4:30pm
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Threatening clouds from Hurricane Irene didn’t stop bikers from competing in the Mountain Cross at Devils Backbone and taking in the tunes from local favorite Baaba Seth.
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Make it 3. That’s right. We’re not opening just one Nellysford store, but three. We can’t wait to open this fall and show you all these great gifts we’ve got. Thank you for being patient. Actually, we mean
60 wines from around the world – including some from local vineyards such as Veritas and Pollak – were available for tasting at this year’s International Wine Festival organized by Wintergreen Performing Arts.
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Gifts and Accessories Visit us at the Wild Wolf Shopping Village in the heart of Nellysford
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– Located in the Mountain Inn – Do you love Wintergreen as much as we do? When you buy or sell with us, you are investing in Wintergreen’s future – Call us or stop in and be a part of Wintergreen’s future.
Contact any of these outstanding Realtors® at our Mountain Inn office for information about Wintergreen and Stoney Creek real estate.
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2080 Stone Ridge
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE! No steps from parking lot; bathroom renovated for wheelchair use. Building is NEWEST CONDO CONSTRUCTION in Wintergreen (2003). Overlooks 18th hole & Golf clubhouse with Shenandoah Valley winter views; short walk to Wintergarden Spa, golf, tennis and restaurant. Interior almost new, tastefully appointed and in excellent condition. Ready for immediate occupancy. WPI, offered at $205,000. Call Joan Mummery at 434-5315033. (472192)
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A turn-key design/build company, Winterwoods Homes has partnered with the nation?s premier suppliers to deliver luxury timber frame and stone designs of extraordinary quality. Their industry leading partners include Tennessee Log Homes and Vail’s Slifer Designs. The Winterwoods Homes portfolio boasts 24 unique designs. Base prices from $250K - client customization available. For a complimentary design package, contact Brian Chase, Managing Broker. www. goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860.
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78 Fox Run ~ Stoney Creek
Great price for a 1+ acre lot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac! Right around the corner from the Lake Monocan beach and picnic area, and just 2 minutes to golf, tennis, hiking, dining, fishing. Nearly level for easy building. Bring your own builder or contact us for recommendations. $53,100. Listed by Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (488833)
Steve Marianella Sales Associate 434-566-1293
Jim Mummery Sales Associate 434-531-5033
126 Eagles Court
Joan Mummery Sales Associate 434-531-5033
Dawn Perusse Associate Broker 540-454-3300
This 2 bedroom 1.5 bath condo allows you to ski right onto Eagles Swoop with mountain views, shaded deck, new bunk beds, carpet and painting! Enjoy your flat screen TV’s in the living room AND master bedroom,. This building has new siding! This condo is being sold furnished and ready to use. WPI. $209,500. Call Joan Mummery 434-531-5033. (488233)
Rod Phillips Sales Associate 434-987-6399
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228 Hidden Springs Lane
25 Stem Lane
A gem waiting to be discovered! This charming cottage with an open airy living space greets you at the entry. An open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, lofts above, wrap around deck and a blazing fire in the stone fireplace on a cold winter night; life doesn’t get much better then this! Avoid the condo fees with this large three BR home which includes WTG Membership in this very reasonable price of $267,500. Call Joan Mummery 434-531-5033 (460935)
One of the premier homes in Stoney Creek! Beautiful estate home on Lake Monocan with big water views. Great location on the golf course and just a short stroll to the beach on Lake Monocan. The perfect home for entertaining with a large screened porch, expansive decks and private hot tub all overlooking the lake. Wonderful open floor plan with large family, dining and kitchen space. Charming courtyard entrance. First floor master, plus a separate artist’s studio or exercise room. WPI right of membership included. $799,000 Call Rod and Christy Phillips at 434-987-6399. (475115)
RoseWood Village: The Madison Villa - 1 level living, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, gourmet granite kitchen, sunroom, hardwoods, superb craftsmanship, and many features of Universal Design. Never worry again about exterior maintenance, yard work, gutter cleaning, etc. - it’s all handled for you by the RoseWood Village Association. $399,900. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (455683)
415 Pedlars Edge Drive Level lot in quiet area of resort on Blackrock side of Wintergreen Resort. Mature hardwoods throughout lot, lots of privacy. Bring your builder or let us introduce you to one of ours. Includes WPI right of membership. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 www.ExperienceWintergreen.com (489885)
A new CopperLeaf Homes/Solid Rock Properties home situated on a quiet corner lot close to golf, tennis, hiking, restaurants & ski shuttle. Open floor plan with high ceilings, wall of windows, stone fireplace, solid wood cabinetry and hardwood flooring, granite and stainless appliances. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the main floor. Partially finished basement with second living area, laundry room, plumbed for a third bathroom and unfinished space for a fourth bedroom. A 1 year builder warranty. Completion by Thanksgiving. $329,000. Call Rod and Christy Phillps 434-987-6399. (489123)
65 Rosewood Drive
Christy Phillips Sales Associate 434-987-6388
Logan Place Lot #4
3208 North Ridge
Wonderful 2 bedroom North Ridge Condo close to everything! Views of the Shenandoah Valley and the best views at North Ridge too! Walk to Golf, Tennis, Spa, Restaurants and Skiing. Comes furnished and includes WPI. $175,000 Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293. (459078)
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 434531-5033 (467680)
2006 Stone Ridge Woods
BIG PRICE REDUCTION by motivated owner; This 3BR/3Bth units is fully furnished with upper and lower master suites, cathedral ceiling, tiled entry, wood-burning fireplace and inviting deck. Walk to Wintergarden Spa, pool and Fitness Center, golf, tennis and Devils Grill restaurant. Shuttle to ski area. $185,000. Call Joan Mummery at (434)531-5033 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (471427)
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245 Ravens Roost Lane
One of a kind opportunity to own home adjacent to Ravens Roost Overlook. At just 50 paces from the door, it’s like having your own Overlook with panoramic views stretching miles to the South, West, and North. Imagine sharing this feature with your friends and family! 4 bedrooms, cathedral great room, soaring stone chimney, wall of windows. Reduced! $339,000. Call Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (484616)
Chestnut Place Lot #16
Picture Perfect Location! A View to Remember! Priced to sell! Currently 65K under 2011 Tax assessment. One of Wintergreen’s Finest locations supplying a year round view. A short trip to all the amenities. A nice level building site with a gentle roll. Easy access! Rustic & Romantic setting! Call Tim Craig at 540-416-8498. Tmack377@yahoo.com (486896)
19 Lost Pond ~ Stoney Creek
112 Shamokin Springs Trail
Building site with views of popular Shamokin Springs Natural Area - a favorite place for a leisure walk - also connects to the Old Appalachian Trail. A great place to build your mountain retreat. Less than 5 minutes to golf, tennis, skiing, dining, and spa services. Bring your own builder or ask us for builder recommendations. WPI. $99,900. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (476058)
281 Wood House Lane Quiet cul de sac location in Stoney Creek subdivision at Wintergreen. Large lot has mountain views and privacy, yet all the amenities of resort living. Very build able lot with perc test available. 119,999. Call Steve Marianella for details at 434-566-1293. (457333)
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Laurelwood is a great, affordable year-round location on the mountain. Walk to skiing in winter - don’t worry about parking! In summer walk to dining and all of the festivities behind the Mountain Inn (fireworks, concerts, etc). Walk to Blackrock Market for those groceries you forgot. Top level gold-rated unit has been nicely updated and brings in over $20k/year. Stainless appliances and nice furnishings. Keep renting it to hold as an investment or move right in and have it all to yourself! $204,900 including WPI right of membership. Call Rod and Christy Phillips at 434-987-6399. (475675)
139 Eagles Court
& PA RS
1004 Stoney Creek East
Immaculate condition - clean as can be. Nice flow to this ‘like new’ home which has lots of upgrades & quality details. Recently renovated covered back porch is perfect for entertaining & enjoying the great outdoors. Walk out your back door to the golf course; dine at the club house; play a match of tennis; relax & enjoy the mountain views. Short drive to Wintergreen Mountain with a host of other fun activities. Offered at $398,000. Rod Phillips - 434-987-6399. (487048)
2204 Tanners Ridge
Fantastic Price ($89,900) & Location (Devils Knob)! The perfect, ready-to-use Sports, Spa, & Nature get-away! Fully-furnished 40’ wide, End-Unit Patio condo w/10 windows. 30’x9’ patio. Futon sofabed in Liv Rm creates 2nd BR. Full Kitchen, W&D. Slopes, Golf, Tennis, Spa & 3 quality restaurants in 3 min. On Shuttle route. WPI. Call Dawn Perusse at 800-417-1890. (466971)
11 Dripping Rock Lane
A brand new 6 bedroom home with garage and two family rooms for under $500K!! Check out this custom home from one of the areas premier builders. Hardwood floors, granite counters, attached garage, three full bathes and on a quiet cul-de-sac. Perfect for two families or one large one with lots of friends! This is NOT prefab construction. Listing agent and builder will be happy to set up meeting with client for construction details and possible custom finishes. Includes WPI right of membership. $475,000 Call Steve Marianella for details at 434-566-1293. (484409)
682 Pedlars Edge You must see this almost new Lindal Cedar home built by Tectonics ! Many upgrades include reclaimed antique pine floors,gourmet kitchen, cathedral ceiling, two fireplaces, custom lighting fixtures, and multiple decks to enjoy mountain views! $694,500. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, smsales1@ aol.com (483391) E! OM .H MT E RG LA
631 Far Knob Climb
1064 Devils Knob Loop
Rare opportunity to own one of largest mountain-side estate lots in Stoney Creek. With elevations nearing 2,200 feet, it’s one of the community’s highest. Enjoy lower humidity and cooler summer temperatures. Easy 5 minute access to valley amenities. Gorgeous views of the Rockfish Valley. Adjacent 7 acre estate parcel also available. Reduced! $145,000. Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (460226)
Some of the nicest views at Wintergreen from this well maintained 4 bedroom mountain getaway! Well built energy efficient SIPS construction, many upgrades including central A/C, Genowood flooring, steam shower,surround sound,central vac and more.. two family rooms, great decks, close to Wintergarden Spa and resort amenities. Level driveway, easy access. $697,500. Listed by Steve Marianella (434)5661293, email@example.com. (483160) W NE
Be ready for another great ski season at Wintergreen and snag this great deal on a 3 bedroom slope side condo in Eagles Court. Overlooking the mountains and Eagles swoop slope this furnished condo is ready to use or become a great ski rental property. Assessed at way over the offered price of $248,500, this great value will likely go quickly. Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 (475794)
Great price for a one acre corner lot on quiet cul-de-sac in the foothills of Stoney Creek! Among homes of significant value. Enjoy a gently sloping lot with hardwoods - slope ideal for a walk-out basement! Three minutes to amenities (golf, tennis, swimming, hiking, dining, fishing). Community water available. $58,400. Listed by Brian Chase. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (488830)
27 Pine Siskin
Built in 2006 with luxury finishes, energy efficiency, and upgraded systems. Extraordinary opportunity. Features: Granite and marble tile throughout baths, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, gorgeous golf views, plantation shutters, custom front door and stained glass, wet bar, home theater, two fireplaces (gas & wood). Interior design by Steadman House. Reduced! $684,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (482412)
59 Timber Ridge Lane
A GOLD rental on the Resort Rental Program. Plus, this beautiful home would make a nice private home or corporate retreat. Sold furnished and ready to enjoy. 5BR, 2 Living Rooms with gas fireplaces, huge deck for entertaining, open floor plan with ample space for friends & family. Eat-in gourmet kitchen with granite counters and upgraded appliances. Large 2 car garage with level entry and minimal steps. First floor master. A Turn-Key Property for Ski Season! Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 or firstname.lastname@example.org (487579)
4 Ivy Glen Beautifully decorated, 2BR/2.5BA Duplex with new roof, windows, central HVAC, hot water heater, washer/dryer & deck expansion. Feels like a single family home with windows on three sides. Sold furnished with few exclusions. On shuttle route. WPI. $224, 900. Listed by Dawn Perusse 540-454-3300, Dawn.Perusse@mris.com (492310)
OCTOBER 2011 NELSON COUNTY LIFE 25
Did you get a letter from the IRS?
By Julia Rogers Julia Rogers is a licensed CPA residing in Nelson County Letters from the IRS Opening the mailbox to an IRS letter is rarely a happy event. In spite of efforts to make their letters easier to read, they are confusing and a bit scary. First of all…when you receive one of these…don’t panic! In my many years of tax practice, I would estimate that at least two-thirds of these letters are at least partially incorrect. The most important thing to do when you receive a letter from the IRS is to deal with it. Like a toothache, it’s not going to go away. Don’t hide it on the bottom of your bill stack. That will only make matters worse. There are generally three types of IRS notices. First, there are balance due notices – what you declared as estimates or withholding doesn’t match the IRS computer. These are relatively simple to diagnose by verifying what you put on the return. If they are right, you’ll need to pay it within the time frame noted. If they are wrong, you
will need to send them proof – copy of the withholding statement or the front and back of the canceled check used for the estimate payment. The second type of notice is referred to as a CP2000 letter. These have become much more common as the IRS has improved the capabilities of their computers. The IRS computer attempts to “match” the items reported on your tax return with the items reported to them on various Forms W-2 and 1099. If there is a difference, the CP2000 letter is produced by the computer. This notice requires a clear and concise response, with attachments documenting the response. The third type of IRS notice is notification of an office audit. As the CP2000 program has become widespread, office audits have become a rarity – generally limited to self-employed individuals. The notice will identify the items that the agent will want to review. You will need to provide this within the time
frame allotted in a well-organized fashion. Although the audit usually requests delivery in person, you can often arrange for mail delivery if you call the agent. It is critical to respond to any notice in a timely and efficient fashion. Once the time period for response has ended, any proposed changes to your return will be made and you may have lost the opportunity to challenge the proposals. If the IRS communication results in a change to your tax returns, you may need to amend your state returns. In addition, you should review your returns for later tax years for any potential adjustments. Seeking the assistance of a professional Tax Preparer may be well worth while when dealing with these matters, particularly in the case of a CP 2000 notices or an office audit. These professionals have experience with these matters and can assist in responding in the most efficient manner.
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What to expect when you haven’t “been there and done that” Tips for the first time home buyer
By Marlo Allen Marlo Allen is a licensed Realtor residing in Nelson County
Proper purchaser preparation proves paramount…makes me recall the tongue twister Peter picked a peck of pickled peppers. Perhaps such a twister exemplifies what lies ahead, especially through the eyes of a first time home buyer. While there may be twists, turns, and potential road blocks, this market, with more affordable home prices and 100% financing available, poses incredible buying opportunities. Now is the time to get your foot in the door! If you have never bought a home, here is a quick summary of what to expect, so that you can be better prepared. Hire an agent; Maybe hire isn’t the appropriate term because securing the professional help of a Realtor won’t cost you as the purchaser; typically, the seller pays the realtor fees. Enlisting the help of a dedicated buyer’s agent can make the home buying process more rewarding, and
a lot less intimidating. Set a price and get pre-approved; It’s not just the buyer that sets a price. Know your budget capabilities and limitations. Have a lender review and verify your finances including credit rating, debt, assets, and income. Being pre-approved ensures that you are only looking for homes that you can afford. It also strengthens your position with a seller when an offer is made. Define your needs & search; Set a timeline, determine needs and wants, establish location targets, communicate parameters, and begin searching. Determine, and convey to your agent the “have to have” verses “like to have” parameters. Be realistic; even though there are a lot of homes on the market, there most likely will not be an exact match. Make an offer; Now that you have found the place you want to call home, go get it! Have your
agent review recent sales activity of similar homes, so that you can draft a written offer that will be reflective of the market. While price is critical, it is not the only deciding factor for a seller. Among other things, the written contract should address conveyance of personal property, financing, deposit, settlement date, inspection rights, and/or other requests or contingencies. Negotiate; Accept it, your offer may not get accepted as delivered. In many instances there will be a counter offer. Be certain that you are adamant about the things that really matter. If you are a buyer strapped for cash and need to have seller paid closing costs, then make sure that is your primary point of negotiation. Keep in mind that negotiating is not a winner take all deal. Stay on track; Start checking off items on the post contract to-do list. With the guidance of your agent, ensure that you meet your deadlines
for tasks such as performing inspections and securing financing. Secure an attorney or closing company to perform a title search and prepare the closing documents. Stay on schedule; missing a critical component could cost you more than just the deposit. Pull out a chair; You have closed and the house is yours… and probably the banks. Don’t just unpack the table and chairs; sit, relax, and stay a spell. Owning a home can certainly be a good investment, but plan on staying for at least 5-7 years. Congratulations! Even though home buying may pose a few bumps in the road, crossing the finish line makes it all worthwhile. 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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Nelson County’s FFA Crops team heads to national competition in Indianapolis.
STORY by EMMA SAUUNDERS PHOTOGRAPHY by YVETTE STAFFORD
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This summer, while their classmates were hanging out at the pool or taking summer trips, the Nelson County FFA Crops Team practiced seven hours a day, four days a week. Their goal? To beat the Nelson County record: 6th place at the national competition in October of 2008. And they’re working hard to meet that goal. Ben Fitzgerald, Gavin Fitzgerald, Emma Saunders, and George Sheffield, along with Scott Massie (the Nelson County Middle School FFA advisor) are headed to Indianapolis, Indiana this month after placing first in the senior division of the state competition. But even though they swept the state level (and the individual team members all placed and/or took honors at the junior and senior levels), the national level is not going to be a breeze. Just for starters, they have to be able to identify 152 plants and seeds (as opposed to 100 at the state level), plus 37 insects, including their life cycles and even how the economic impact they have on today’s agricultural enterprises. Once in Indianapolis, the team will be given a hypothetical agronomic situation and have to develop a management plan within 70 minutes. Then, they have to present the plan to a panel of judges. Plus, they’ll have to identify agronomic equipment, determine the price of grain, complete a seed analysis, and more. At the state convention, the team competed, but had to wait two anxiety-filled days before hearing the results. But on June 30, they were named the 2011 Virginia state champions. The team heads to the National FFA Convention Oct. 18, but it’s not going to be a cheap trip. In order to offset the cost of the 545 mile trip, they’ll be hosting the 5th Annual Bluegrass Benefit at the Nelson County Middle School auditorium. The Little Mountain Band, In the Tradition, the James River Cut-Ups, and Long Mountain Grass will be performing from 3 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8. In addition to the bands, the benefit will feature a silent auction, refreshments, and raffles. All proceeds will benefit the state winning crops team as they make their way out west. NCL
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STORY by LYNN COFFEY
I have to admit, October is my favorite month of the year. Not just because it is my birth month but growing up in south Florida, it’s when we’d get a little break in the hot, humid weather. When temps would plummet into the 70s I’d dig out all my winter wear, amounting to a few light sweaters and long sleeve shirts and don them for school. By lunch time, it was back in the high 80s and I’d be perspiring for the rest of the afternoon. Moving to Love, Virginia, where the average temperature is about twelve degrees cooler than the Valley, has been right down my alley. October here in the Blue Ridge is a taste of heaven and always seems to put me in a reflective, nostalgic mood. It’s the time for crisp mountain mornings, pumpkins, cider, hayrides, and a myriad of autumn colors painting the trees. Each year I gather the most colorful leaves on our sugar maple trees and press them in the phone book, forgetting that when they dry, most of the color fades and their beauty is but a memory. It’s when we dig our potatoes and hunt for the last of the onions to braid and hang for the winter. October is the pungent smell of wood smoke spiraling out the chimney as we stoke the stove with a few logs to take off the morning chill. The same goes for the aroma of burning leaves. Our horses have a spring in their step and always buck a few times when we turn them out of their stalls for the day. The chickens run around frantically, trying to
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catch as many grasshoppers as time will allow. And our herd of nowtame feral cats have that crazy look in their eyes as they race up and down trees with wild abandon and leave us little mouse presents on the back porch. It’s when the mountain people clean out their large copper kettles, preparing to make a batch of tangy apple butter. If you’ve never been in on this fall ritual, just ask around and someone can direct you to an orchard, church, or individual who will be making some this autumn. We used to drive up from Richmond before moving here to help Sonny and Bunny Stein make apple butter on October weekends and I remember how much fun it was. On Friday night we’d have a good old-fashioned apple “schnitzing”, where a bunch of folks got together to peel, core, and cut up apples to start the process early next morning. The men would build a fire under the kettle which was suspended above it on a metal stand and add cider to the chopped apples poured into the kettle. Then the long process of boiling down the butter begins, with everyone taking turns stirring. Sometimes two pennies are dropped into the kettle to keep the contents from sticking to the bottom. When the apple butter is ready to be canned, those pennies are bright and shiny from the acid in the apples. To keep the rhythm going while stirring, an old rhyme is repeated that goes like this; “once around the side, twice thru the middle, keeps the apple butter, from sticking to the kettle.” If you’ve never had hot apple butter smeared on a slice of homemade bread, why, you haven’t lived. The same with cider. If there’s a good apple harvest in the fall and you are lucky enough to know someone who runs a cider mill or has an old time hand-cranked mill, you are in for a treat that can’t be matched by the pasteurized product you now find in stores. Sweet, tangy and delicious, homemade cider can be drunk fresh or allowed to set until it starts to ferment a bit, which gives it a carbonated effect. Either way tastes great! Whether you’re lucky enough to live here or just passing through, may each of you enjoy the special joys that October brings in the Blue Ridge. NCL
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Saturday, October 1 12-5PM Frontier Culture Museum Staunton Sunday, October 9 2PM At Nelson Center Lynn will also complete her donation of all 25 years of Backroads Newspaper to The Nelson Historical Society Saturday, October 15 2-4PM Stone Soup in Waynesboro
Lynn will be signing copies of her final and third new book Faces Of Applachia starting in October.
Saturday, October 22 1-4 PM Blue Moon Antiques & Book Mall Lovingston Saturday, October 29 11AM New Dominion Book Store Downtown Mall, Charlottesville
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243 Crawfords Edge Spectacular year round views, beautifully updated, 3BR plus loft. $495,000
1240 Devils Knob Loop Spectacular year-round views from this updated 6BR with 3 living areas. $599,000 WPI
1262 Devils Knob Loop Large open rooms and beautiful woodwork make this very appealing. $599,500 WPI
147 Gumtree Drive With 12 BRS and within walking distance to ski slopes, this is a big income producer. $599,000 WPI
39 Deerberry Lane Wonderfully furnished near hiking in Wintergreen. $349,500
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12 Hemlock Court Mountain cottage with charm galore, 3BR plus den. Only $289,000
122 Shamokin Springs Trail Peaceful getaway, near hiking and the pool. Great price! $317,000
Townhouses and Condominiums
Cliffs 1509 1BR, views. $109,900 WPI Cliffs 1520 3BR, views. $395,000 WPI Diamond Hill 951 3BR, ski front and views. $339,000 WPI Diamond Hill 952 2BR, ski front and views. $199,000 WPI Dobie 357 3BR, ski front, views. $337,500 WPI Eagles Court 131 Ski front. $199,000 WPI Highlands 1408 2BR, ski front and views. $199,000 WPI High Ridge 1709 4BR, views. $395,000 WPI High Ridge 1724 4BR, views. $429,900 WPI High Ridge Place 1952 4BR, views. $429,000 WPI Laurelwood 720 1BR, community pool. $109,900 WPI Ledges 1459 2BR, views. $199,000 WPI Shenandoah Ridge 2 4BR Townhouse with views, great rental. $399,000 Shenandoah Ridge 14 3BR Townhouse with views, great location. $299,000
448 Laurel Springs Stream front and completely rebuilt with incredible detail! Charming 3 BR plus loft. $449,000
720 Black Walnut Drive Charming like new home with 4BR, 3BA plus loft and rec room, ample storage and garage. $439,000
4638 North Fork Road Pristine cabin on 46 acres with 975 feet of frontage on the North Fork of the Tye River. $299,000
45 Brimstone Drive Attractively priced updated 4BR with seasonal views and walking distance to ski slopes. $319,000 WPI
39 North Forest Drive Adjacent to golf with Valley views, this 4BR home with 2 living areas is a great buy! $395,000 WPI
Harvest Festival November 5
Nelson United Methodist Church (across from Tye River Elementary) 5PM – Doors open 5:30 - 7PM – Pulled Pork Barbecue Dinner with homemade sides and dessert 7PM – Music by Little Mountain Boys bluegrass, gospel and country music Bid on silent auction items until 8PM
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John Clarkson, now the rural mail delivery man in Lovingston, was once a brick mason. While working one day, he met an impressive young man from the small village of Paura in El Salvador. “John just was real impressed with his intelligence and quickness and intuitiveness about his work and his work ethic and they got to be good friends on the job,” said John’s wife, Jonna Clarkson. So when Marvin Menavides went back home, John decided to go along for a visit. “Marvin had described this really remote, rural, impoverished community, but John said after his first trip that words could not describe the poverty that they saw.” The next time John went to Paura, Jonna went to. “We were so moved by these beautiful, eager, joyous children that we knew had no opportunities for education,” said Jonna who works here in Nelson as the Tye River Elementary School Guidance Counselor. When she asks her students what people need to live, they almost always list three things: food, water, and shelter. The people of Paura didn’t always have these things, so they started there – with a water filtration system, a church and community center that acts as shelter from natural disasters, and a corn grinder to help the women prepare meals more easily. But then they wanted to do more – and the Nelson community wanted to help. For the last six years, the people of Nelson have helped send about 20 Paura children each year
paura’s people Nelson County volunteers reach out to village in El Salvador STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS
to school with the help of John and Jonna and their nonprofit the Emanuel Youth Mission. In the future, they hope to build a small medical center – though the water filtration system and water safety education has helped the percentage of people from Paura with gastrointestinal troubles go from 95% to 5%. And word of Nelson County’s kindness to Paura has spread. Last January, an island community down river heard about Paura’s clean water and they asked for a system, too. Not only did they not have clean water – the people of the Island of Monte Cristo didn’t have fresh water. They now have a system that desalinifies and cleans the drinking water and many fewer people there get sick each year. Jonna takes people from Nelson each year and she appreciates all the help she can get in any form. She says the people of Paura truly deserve it and appreciate it. Kelly Warring, who went with John and Jonna to El Salvador this summer, said visiting was a great experience. “To me, it’s just neat to see the two communities connecting in that way because the people [of Paura] know so much about Nelson County,” she said. She hopes an upcoming pancake fundraiser will help the people of Nelson learn more about Paura. “They’re just the most wonderful, spontaneous, genuine, joyous people,” said Jonna. “Despite the fact that they have very little as far as material things.” NCL
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This 11+ acre parcel is located down a quiet country lane yet only minutes from US 29. A perked, knoll-top building site offers scenic mountain views. Remove some trees for a more expansive vista or leave in place to enhance privacy. A choice property at a great price. MLS 446017 $95,000
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“A year and a half ago, I wasn’t running at all, but now I have no problem running 6 or 7 miles,” he said. But as the golf course superintendent, he’s been involved
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from step one – the locations scouts. “I had just heard about my friend doing a Tough Mudder course up in New York and I knew from moment one that I was going to do it, and
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pretty much started training for it.” The golf course is closing two weeks earlier than usual this year so that it can expand the Tough Mudder course, which will involve running
Salena Hiteman jumps into the lake at trainer Karen Walker-Cooke’s farm in Afton, after completing a Team Nelson workout.
a double black diamond slope – from top to bottom. “I was exhausted by the end of it and that was with no obstacles and it was shorter than the course was going to be,” said Terrence. But despite the difficulty, the Tough Mudder has been a great way for the community to surround Team Nelson and prepare for the influx of Tough Mudders on their way. Local businesses have pitched in for team shirts and overall good will. “I think it’s a great reason for people who normally wouldn’t train so hard to really get together and have a dialog about what they’re doing and get out and run together and train together, and support each other,” said Salena. “It’s good to get to know people.” Even if it’s muddy. NCL
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One of this summer’s biggest box office hits was Super 8, an alien flick about a horror-movie loving kid who accidentally films his town’s – and possibly 1979’s – biggest government cover up. Well, set the movie in 2011 and it could have been about Ammon Winder, a Nelson County horror-loving 11-year-old that recently successfully put on the Blue Ridge Bloodfest – a Virginia horror festival. “When I was little, I was scared to go into the video store,” said Ammon. His mom, Rosemarie Harper, said his older siblings used to tease him and he had a big fear of Chucky – even the covers of the videos. “But once I was 7 or 8, I started watching them. And by the time I was 9, I could watch anything with a straight face and not be scared at all,” said Ammon. “And last year I was 10 and I went to a horror convention and I thought it was really cool.” Rosemarie, who’s an actress and found out about the Gettysburg HorrorFind Convention from a colleague, took him there last summer. “It was like taking Ammon to Disney World except it was Jason instead of Mickey Mouse,” she said. Ammon was definitely one of the youngest attendees at HorrorFind, but had a blast and managed to make some connections and stay in touch
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Blue Ridge Bloodfest STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by DAWN WATSON
through Facebook. “When we came back from that, he started looking for things to do closer to home that weren’t going to be as pricey,” said Rosemarie. Unfortunately, he didn’t have much luck. “Ammon is the kind of kid who always has huge, grandiose ideas all the time,” she said. So when he said he wanted to have his own convention, his parents kind of laughed the idea off. “But I told my dad I wanted to, and we got it going,” said Ammon. “And it turned out a lot bigger than I thought it would.” He got a filmmaker – Kevin Della Cruise – to help him organize and things just took off. Ammon (who wants to be an independent film maker and has already made nearly half a dozen films) said this was definitely the first annual Bloodfest and the Blue Ridge can expect the second annual event next August. He says it’s important for horror lovers to have a place to go. Horror movies, after all, changed his life. “Watching a horror movie, to me, I think it started out as conquering my fears of horror films and it soon turned into less of a fear and more an experience that I like doing,” he explained. “I enjoy being scared and I enjoy the mood of horror.” NCL
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A Specimen Worthy of a Spade A specimen is a plant that offers ornamental attributes to the landscape that, when placed in a sea of other plants, stands out from all the rest. Typically it is an ensemble of form, texture and color that captures the eye and demands attention. While some plants may offer ‘chin dropping’ characteristics while in bloom (a forsythia bush for example), rarely do such plants become categorized as ‘specimens’ since the bloom only lasts for a short while and the landscape is then left with the ‘ashes’ of the bloom and the typical drab foliage that ensues. As such, blooming plants rarely make ‘the cut’ and become known and used as specimens. On the contrary, stately evergreens that have unique form, color and texture and unique deciduous plants (plants that lose their foliage in winter) with attractive foliage AND branching habit are most commonly elevated to this status. For the small home garden I have a list of specimens I pull from and for the purpose of this article am going to focus on the Montgomery Spruce. The Montgomery Spruce, Picea pungens ‘Montgomery’ is a sport or mutation from a blue spruce that grows without a central leader and has the form of a pin cushion. The foliage is ‘Carolina blue’ like that of a blue spruce which really sets it off in the landscape. The ultimate size of the plant is rarely over 3-4 feet tall with slightly larger width with a slow growth rate. However, when planning on this specimen, overplant the area close to it with perennials that can be moved as the specimen grows so that the foliage of your Montgomery can be in closer proximity to other blooms for added contrast (I like for the area to almost look crowded). A Montgomery can come a couple of different ways; either on its own roots, like any typi-
cal plant, or grafted on a ‘standard’ or the root stock of its parent plant (Picea pungens) which then ‘lifts’ the ornamental features of the plant up to 18-24 inches creating a ‘lollipop’ look to the plant. I prefer having it on its own roots but have found that it looks awesome either way. It would be really difficult to ‘misuse’ a Montgomery spruce. However, bear in mind that as you deal with a plant this small, placing it beside a walk, against a wall or in an area where one can appreciate the detail is imperative. This specimen is not inexpensive (expect to pay over $100 for this plant), and therefore should be given a ‘front row seat’ in your landscape where ‘its dance’ can be appreciated. As usual, soil conditions are a must - a Montgomery is still a spruce and therefore requires well drained, amended soil that does not stay wet for extended periods. Once established, these plants are remarkably tolerant of dry soils but I do NOT recommend letting it go for extended periods without water - the first sign of water shortage usually spells certain doom for this plant. Once you locate your spruce in your landscape, be creative as to what you place around it. Pinks (Knockout Pink Rose), yellows (Black Eyed Susan) and oranges (Lantana, Butterfly Weed) do well around this plant as well as whites (Phlox) and even blues (I planted Salvia ‘Black & Blue’, amongst other plants, around mine this year and it looked great). Whatever you do, again, overdo it - in particular behind it as it will only add to the drama that will certainly play in your landscape with this new specimen. And above all, enjoy this plant as it is easy to grow, has very few problems and adds interest for the entire season.
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asktheDr. By Dr. Steve Schmitz Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Steve, The common cold season is upon us again! What can I do to stay healthy? Runny nose, sore throat, cough, headache, body aches, low grade fever—do these symptoms sound familiar? The common cold is just that, common. If you have school aged kids in the home (or if you are a school aged kid) it is even more common. For the very young (newborns and infants) and for seniors that have other health problems the common cold can be a serious illness, but for most people in between, it is just a serious pain in the rear—or should I say pain in the nose and head! The common cold is caused by viruses which are passed from person to person by contact with each other’s secretions. So, the first and most important form of protection is avoidance: hand washing and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze. A well balanced diet, regular exercise, and plenty of sleep will keep your immune system in good shape, and help you fend off infections as well.
Echinacea is an often discussed herbal supplement when it comes to colds. Studies are conflicting, but it appears that Echinacea may help shorten the duration of a cold if taken at the first sign of symptoms, but it probably does not prevent infections. Vitamin C seems to boost respiratory defense mechanisms, but has not been shown to prevent colds. However, taking high dose Vitamin C might be beneficial after extreme exercise or after being in a very cold environment for a long time. Some studies suggest that zinc lozenges shorten the duration of a cold, but only the sugar free ones. Finally, there is a study showing that Vitamin E may actually worsen colds in the elderly. Bottom line? Eat well, sleep well, exercise, wash your hands and hope you stay healthy! Dr. Steve Schmitz is a licensed medical doctor based in Afton. Have a question for him? Email him at AskTheDr@ nelsoncountylife.com. Sorry, due to the high volume of messages received, personal replies may not be possible. The Editor reserves the right to edit questions for content, accuracy, and length. This column is provided as a service to readers of Nelson County Life Magazine and is not intended to replace the advice of a physician. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult your doctor.
theperfectfit By Agnes F. Schrider, PT Nelson Physical Therapy
Managing Stress with Exercise “Would you please go for a run?” This was usually a firm request or command from college roommates if I was cranky. If I missed a few days of exercise, I became very ornery which those close to me learned quickly. Physical activity has always been an outlet for stress for me. There are periods in your life when you will travel through difficult times. Moving to a new home, losing or changing jobs or caring for an ailing family member can bring hardship to us. Often, during this time, the exercise routine goes by the wayside. For some, it may be two to three weeks without exercise but for others it ranges from six months to years. Depending on the burden, there may be less time to exercise or you may be emotionally drained and physically tired. Stress increases your blood pressure, increases your resting heart rate, increases your respiratory rate and enhances your perception of pain and prolongs physical pain. It decreases your ability to think clearly
or make decisions. Even with the fatigue of tension, exercise helps you to cope and focus clearly during stressful times. Regular exercise releases endorphins (sometimes called the “runner’s high”) which can rejuvenate you. The act of taking time for yourself also reduces stress. It allows your mind a chance to gain perspective on the situation. We rarely take time just to be with ourselves and it is very difficult to find time even when we are not in the midst of crisis. Some executives and parents report they get their best ideas and solutions while they are working out. Being in another environment helps immensely. Walking on a regular basis stimulates the body and brain. When going through major changes in your life, it is likely you will have less time to exercise but I encourage you to take thirty minutes three days a week to walk, stretch, do yoga and strength work to relieve your stress. It will allow you to journey through the challenging period with a stronger mental and physical framework.
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Welcome Sarah Wright, DPT to Nelson Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. Sarah holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine and has recently moved to Nelson County with her husband. She has a strong background in manual skills and has worked with a variety of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries. Accepting new clients for work injuries, musculoskeletal ailments, arthritis, joint replacements, preand post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and chronic pain.
1543 Beech Grove Rd. Roseland, VA 434.361.2650
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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saturday october 1
Apple Fest 2011 Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River. 434-277-5455
sunday october 9
Western Hoedown Bring a picnic and enjoy live music by the Ryalls Brothers Band. Free animal food. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Oct. 8 rain date). Mountainside Petting Farm. $10. 434-361-0203
The Devils Backbone Challenge Mountain Bike Race Part of the DBBC’s challenge off road adventures – the Devils Playground. DBBC, Wintergreen.
Apple Butter Makin’ Festival @ Flippin-Seaman, Inc. Come celebrate our apple harvest with family and friends. Apples, cider, pick-your-own pumpkins, corn maze, and more! 10am to 4:30pm. 434-277-5824
saturday october 15
Oktoberfest Live music, steal the Oktoberfest Mug, German food, games, giveaways and more. Daily through Oct. 9. Live Music from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1. Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton. 540-456-8020 Fuji Day Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River. 434-277-5455
saturday october 8
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Pink Lady Day Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River. 434-277-5455 The 6th Opportunity Ball with a Halloween Twist Dine, dance, and trick or treat! Five-course dinner paired with wine. Dress in your Halloween best. Proceeds benefit the Nelson County Community Fund. 5:30 p.m. Vertias Vineyards and Winery, Afton. $125 540-447-6823
The Rapunzel Sessions Live recording by We Are Star Children. 8 p.m. Rapunzel’s Coffee & Books. $10. 434-263-6660
Fall Pansy Sale Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River. 434-277-5455
Fall Apple Harvest Saunders Brothers Farm Market, Piney River. 434-277-5455
Apple Festival @ Drumheller’s Orchard Music from Bennie Dodd Band. Food, cratfs, hayrides, apple butter, pumpkins, and more! 9am to 5pm. Lovingston. 434-263-5036
Harvest Festival Yard sale, crafts, bake sale, silent auction, farmers market, thrift shop, apple butter, and more. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nelson County Rescue Squad Building, Faber. 434-263-4603
saturday october 22 100th Anniversary of the Weeks Act of 1911 Celebrate the act that led to the creation of the national forests in the eastern United States with a ceremony and unveiling. 11 a.m. Crabtree Falls Parkway and Campbell’s Mountain Road.
sunday october 16
SPCA of Nelson County Almost Home Animal Shelter will have a selection of dogs and cats eager for adoption. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuckahoe Antique Mall Yard Sale, Nellysford.
Dried Flower Wreath Workshop All materials and lunch included. Bring clippers. Taught by Don Haney of Buffalo Springs Farm. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pharsalia. $65. 434-277-5231
Apple Butter Makin’ Festival @ Flippin-Seaman, Inc. Come celebrate our apple harvest with family and friends. Apples, cider, pick-your-own pumpkins, corn maze, pony rides, and more! 10am to 4:30pm. 434-277-5824
Apple Festival @ Drumheller’s Orchard Music from Blue Country Band. Food, cratfs, hayrides, apple butter, pumpkins, and more! 9am to 5pm. Lovingston. 434-263-5036
The Pit of Dreams Mud Bog Come watch the mud fly. Noon. Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Dept., Afton. $10; Ages 12 and under free. 434-962-8302
wednesday october 19
saturday october 29
Want to be included in our datebook? Visit NelsonCountyLife.com and click on “Submit an Event.” We’ll try to publish as many events as possible, space permitting. Deadline for next month’s issue is the 15th. Sorry neighbors, event MUST be in Nelson County or benefit an organization in Nelson County to be included in the print edition. Events in area counties can be included online, however. CROSSWORD AND COMICS ON PAGE 46
Pumpkin Carving Party Bring a pumpkin to carve. See the pumpkin tower and feed seed to the animals. Free animal food. 3 to 5 p.m. (Oct. 30 rain date). Mountainside Petting Farm. 434-361-0203 Fall Festival & 5K Breakfast, race, and fall festival with games, costume parade, bake sale, and more. Please bring a nonperishable item for the food bank. Rock Springs UMC, Faber.
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Drumheller’s Orchard 1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston, VA 434-263-5036 www.drumhellersorchard.com
Heaven and Earth Acres 450 Phillips Lane, Nellysford, VA 434-361-1824 www.heaven-earth.biz
The Apple Shed 14815 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 434-263-8843
Edible Landscaping 361 Spirit Ridge Lane, Afton, VA 434-361-9134 www.ediblelandscaping.com
Mountain Cove Orchards 108 Banton Orchard Lane Lovingston, VA 434- 981-1135
Critzer Family Farm 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton,VA 540-456-4722
Fitzgerald’s Orchard 728 Harper’s Creek Lane, Tyro, VA 434-277-8248
Saunders Brothers Orchard 2717 Tye Brook Highway, Piney River, VA 434-277-5455 www.saundersbrothers.com
Dickie Brothers Orchard 2552 Dickie Road, Massies Mill,VA 434-277-5516 www.dickiebros.com
Flippin-Seaman, Inc. - Seaman and Silver Creek Orchards 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy., Tyro, VA 434-277-5824 www.flippin-seaman.com
Seamans’ Orchard 415 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland, VA 434-277-8130 www.seamansorchard.com
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leisureguide food&dining Ambrosia Bakery & Deli 2192 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.9661 Basic Necessities 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1766 Blue Ridge Pig 2198 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1170 The Blue Toad 92788 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 434.996.6992
shuteye Acorn Inn Bed & Breakfast 2256 Adial Rd, Faber, VA • 434.361.9357 Afton House Bed & Breakfast and Cottages 31 Afton Lane, Route 6 East, Afton, VA 540.456.6759 Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast 10273 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 540.456.6844 Camp Blue Ridge Montebello, VA • 540.377.2413 Cox’s Creek Cottage 296 C & C Lane, Roseland, VA • 434.277.5566
Chen’s 73 Calohill Dr., Lovingston, VA 434.263.8865
Dutch Haus Bed & Breakfast 655 Fork Mountain Lane, Montebello, VA 540.377.2119
Chirios Pizza Valley Shopping Center 2777 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.9188
Fallen Oak Bed & Breakfast 353 Mimosa Lane, Faber, VA • 434.361.1011
The Copper Mine Bistro Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8090 Devils Grill Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8100 The Edge Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8080 The Fountain Room at The Mark Addy 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1101 Giuseppe’s 2842 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.9170
Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast 929 Wilson Hill Rd (Rt. 665), Arrington, VA 877.263.7750 Horseshoe Mountain Lodge Roseland, VA • 434.361.2525 Le Bleu Ridge Bed & Breakfast 27 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA • 434.361.1213 The Mark Addy 56 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1101 The Meander Inn 3100 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.1121
Lovingston Cafe 165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8000
The Meeting Place 825 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Wintergreen, VA 434.361.2380
Paulie’s Pig Out 7376 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton • 434.361.2001
Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort 15072 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA 540.377.2650
Rapunzel’s Coffee and Books 924 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.6660
North Fork Cottages 697 North Fork Road, Tyro, VA • 540.377.2007
Smoky’s Black Bear Cafe Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.1227
The Orchard House Bed & Breakfast 9749 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.7747
Stoney Creek Bar & Grill Wintergreen Resort • 434.325.8110 Thai Mex II Valley Green Shopping Center, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1400 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
Walton’s Mountain B&B 6401 Rockfish River Rd, Schuyler, VA • 434.831.1384 Resort Reservations & Country Cottages Afton, VA • 540.456.8300 Royal Oaks Cabins in the Mountains 45 Royal Oaks Lane, Love, VA • 800.410.0627 Sarah’s Mountain Retreat Cabin 406 Fish Hatchery Lane, Montebello, VA 540.377.6458
Shadow Mountain Rentals 15644 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA 757.424.2884
Blue Moon Antique Mall & Bookstore 8230 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8890
Simpson’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 • 434.831.1416
Claudia’s Florist & Gifts 121 Main Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.5848
Tye River Cabin 6011 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA • 434.238.2430
Logos of Wintergreen Mountain Inn Lodge, Wintergreen, VA 434.325.1125
Wintergreen Resort Wintergreen, VA • 800.266.2444
wine&beercountry Afton Mountain Vineyards 234 Vineyard Lane, Afton, VA • 540.456.8667 Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Rt. 151), Afton, VA 540.456.8020 Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery 9423 Batesville Rd, Afton, VA • 540.456.8400 DelFosse Vineyards & Winery 500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, VA 434.263.6100 Devils Backbone Brewing Company 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA • 434.361.1001 Flying Fox Vineyard 27 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, VA • 434.361.1692 Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1266 Lovingston Winery 885 Freshwater Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8467
Mountain Vision Pottery 2019 Beech Grove Road, Roseland, VA 434.361.1725 Notforgotten Farm 3530 Tye River Road, Tye River, VA • 434.263.6508 Rockfish Gap Country Store Intersection of Rts 250 and 151, Afton, VA 540.456.6112 SPCA Thrift Store 4791 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Arrington, VA 434.263.8788 Tuckahoe Antique Mall 4202 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.2121 Valley Green Gallery Valley Green Center (Rt. 151), Nellysford, VA 434.361.9316
orchardcountry a.m.FOG 9264 Critzer’s Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.7100 Critzer Family Farm 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.4772
Mountain Cove Vineyards 1362 Fortunes Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.5392
Dickie Brothers Orchard 2552 Dickie Road, Massies Mill, VA • 434.277.5516
Veritas Vineyards & Winery 145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA • 540.456.8000
Drumheller’s Orchard 1130 Drumheller Orchard Ln., Lovingston, VA 434.263.5036
Wild Wolf Brewing Company 2773A Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA •434.361.0088
Fitzgerald’s Orchard 728 Harper’s Creek Lane, Tyro, VA • 434.277.5798
Wintergreen Vineyard & Winery 426 Winery Lane, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.2519
Flippin-Seaman, Inc. – Seaman & Silver Creek Orchards 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA • 434.277.5824
Saunders Brothers Orchard 2717 Tye Brook Hwy (Rt. 56), Piney River, VA 434.277.5455
a.m. FOG 9264 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.7100 Blossom’s Flowers, Gifts & Crafts 911 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8227
The Apple Shed 14815 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8843
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Afton Mountain Vineyards www.aftonmountainvineyards.com 540-456-8667 Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery www.cardinalpointwinery.com 540-456-8400 DelFosse Vineyards & Winery www.delfossewine.com 434-263-6100 Flying Fox Vineyard www.flyingfoxvineyard.com 434-361-1692 Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery www.hilltopberrywine.com 434-361-1266 Lovingston Winery www.lovingstonwinery.com 434-263-8467 Mountain Cove Vineyards www.mountaincovevineyards.com 434-263-5392 Veritas Vineyard & Winery www.veritaswines.com 540-456-8000 Wintergreen Winery www.wintergreenwinery.com 434-361-2519 Register to win a weekend getaway! 434.263.7015 Nelson County Visitors Center nelsoncounty.com
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Jerky was not a turkey. He was a beagle. And quite regal! We’re not sure when we came up with this silly rhyme but it stuck.
Just when the kids were really starting to love and appreciate Jerky, our trusty hound decided to check out. But he went out like a champ. We had just put the kids down for the evening and were enjoying a late summer nightcap on the deck. Jerky had caught the scent of something down in the field and snapped away with the loudest of barks to chase it. Later that night, we noticed he was limping to one side. A muscle pull, we thought. Not too uncommon for an active dog who’s been with us since 2001. The next morning, he was dragging his hind legs and couldn’t feel a thing. We knew this wasn’t good and reacted instinctively by fixing him some pork sausage. You know, just in case this happened to be his last meal. It was. The next moments happened quickly. I let Adam do the unthinkable, which was to let him wander up to our room and jump on our bed which was full of neatly folded laundry. Peyton crawled around in the den and planted her nose and lips against a window as she watched us hover over the dog who had, moments earlier, dragged his body to scarf up a piece of french toast she had dropped. The smile on Peyton’s face as Jerky slung his tongue across her cheeks was sweeter than syrup. Being able to lay beside this dog as he got ready to leave this world, whispering “I love yous” into his floppy ears, was an incredible honor. Jerky had been with us since our days in Tennessee and rode in our Jeeps when we moved here. He knew us before you knew us. The lump in my throat is the size of Humpback Rocks right now, and I am running out of space. Jerky, we love and miss you so much and can only hope Millington and Angelo are showing you around, introducing you to all the fine ladies up there. You watch over these kids, ya hear? NCL
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G REAL ESTATE 3 bd 2 ba country home furished with utilities deposit $500.00 Barbara @Annleigh.com Max 3 adults. Posted By: Barbara Booth 22922 - Arrington/Tye River $800 Quiet, private, peaceful Apartment for rent. One bedroom apartment, quiet, peaceful, private. Gas stove, wood stove, internet service, miles of hiking trails, furnished or unfurnished. Seeking quiet, non-smoking person. Posted By: Kay 22967 - Roseland/Lowesville/Massies Mill 434 277 9163 $525/ month Convenient Stoney Creek Vacation Home This newly renovated 3 bedroom home will be perfect for your next golf retreat or family gathering. Live in the area but need extra room for visitors? This is the perfect solution. Close to SC golf course and club. Posted By: Julia Rogers 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen (434) 3619650 $240-300 per night, two night minimum
LOCAL FOOD Farm Fresh Eggs Local farm fresh eggs from cage free, free range, and humanely raised chickens. Posted By: rhonda 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-962-2373 $3.00 dozen
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Besler 67 Enlarger Beseler 67 dark room equipment. Just about everything you need to set up a darkroom included. The Beseler 67 is equipped for 35mm format and is capable of medium format. Included: lens, timer, 35mm film devl & reels, chemical bottles, tongs, bath trays, and much more! Schedule a time to come by and see. Posted By: Sam Price 22976 Tyro 434-277-5017 $175
TRAILERS, RVs 2005 Jayco Jay Flight 27 BH Camper Great Condition 2005 Jayco Jay Flight 27 ft camper! Queen bed, bunk beds, full kitchen with microwave, oven, stove and refridgerator. Bathroom with sink, tub and shower. A/C and furnace, dinette table, couch, flat screen tv, surround sound stereo, lots of storage and awning! Must See!! Posted By: David Jones 22958 - Nellysford/ Wintergreen 434-409-4292 $9,995.00
FARM & TOOL Massey Ferguson Tractor Model 175 Diesel Massey Ferguson Tractor with bucket, snow blade & bush hog, valued $8,500 will take $6,000. Posted By: John White 22938 - Faber - Charlottesville 434 263 8211 $6000 Woodmaster 3 blade planer Model 612 Woodmaster planer/molder for sale. 5 HP motor wired for 220/240. Comes with additional molder shaft and 7 shaper knife sets. Planer shaft has 3- 12” blades. Blade adjusting gauge included. Infeed amd outfeed extensions are removable. Original owners manual included. Original specs available for cutting speed and other info. Posted By: Larry McDaniel
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ANTIQUES Large Antique Apple/Grape/ Fruit Press ~ Central VA Large old/antique fruit press for apples, grapes & other fruit. Made of cast iron & wood ~ Turns freely & is in good working condition. Measures 40 inches tall (not including the handle that turns) by up to 20 inches wide. Shows normal evidence of use, wear & age ~ Good Condition. Posted By: covesville store 22931 - Covesville 434-295-9496 $280
CARS & TRUCKS 2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited 5 passenger 2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited. Pearl White with tan leather interior. 59,000 miles AND 100,000 mile or until 2015 bumper to bumper warranty. Very good and clean condition. No reliability problems ever. Posted By: Bill Heard 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434 361 0444 $20,500 1990 Ford F250 Knapheide flat bed 1990 Ford F250, 5.0L V8, Lariat version with Knapheide flat bed, moonroof, rear and front tow hitch, manual transmission. Just over 100,000 miles, both exterior and interior in great shape. This is truck that can do it all. Posted By: Jackson 22920 - Afton 434-987-2730 $2900 OBO 1996 Saturn Station Wagon Best to use for parts. However, it drives, but needs repairs and has minor body work needed. Leather interior in good condition. Posted By: Vicki Wheaton 22958 - Nel-
lysford/Wintergreen 434-361-1642 $300 2001 Saturn L 200 Sean 4D 2001 Saturn L Series L200 Sedan 4D Burgandy, Good Condition, Mileage 98,00, 4-cyl, 2.2 liter auto, FWD, AC, P Steering, P windows, P Door lock, Cruise Control, AM/ FM w/ CD, Dual Air Bags, Tires good condition w/ 2 being new. Paint good condition w/ few scratches. New Drive Chain and replaced motor (80,000). Clean interior. Inspection 7/11 VIN 1G8JU52F71Y591948. Posted By: Phyllis Thomas 22959 - North Garden 434-295-6547 $2500
FURNITURE Beautiful cherry armoire This beautiful armoire belonged to my father. Made in USA. Quality piece. Lovely cherry piece, excellent condition. Posted By: Barbara Funke 22920 - Afton 434-361-0203 $800 firm
EQUINE Saddle Like new (kept indoors, barely used) Tucker High Plains Trail Saddle (Brown) with trail saddle pad and matching halter/briddle combo and breast collar, 17”. Posted By: Jennifer Martin 22920 - Afton 540-742-4986 $1400 Horse Trailer 2006 Exiss Sport 4 horse slant load gooseneck. Barely used, like new. Posted By: Jennifer Martin 22920 - Afton 540-742-4986 $13,000 Trail Saddle Like new (kept indoors, barely used)Tucker High Plains Trail Saddle, 15” (Golden). Posted By: Jennifer Martin 22920 - Afton 540-742-4986 $1200
Housecleaner Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast is looking for a Housekeeper. This role involves cleaning of guest bedrooms, bathrooms and common rooms to a very high standard with excellent attention to detail. Help will be need both during the week and most weekends. Previous experience would be preferred, but is not necessary. Posted By: Orquida Ingraham 22920 - Afton 540-456-6844 $10/hr.
10k gold necklace, pendant reads ‘Mom’ in authentic diamond chips Clearing jewelry collection. Received 12 years ago as present from the ex. Very fine delicate 10k gold chain with pendant with spells ‘Mom’ (the ‘o’ in Mom is heart shaped) in genuine diamond chips. Excellent, gorgeous piece. Pictures avail. Posted By: Michelle Simpson 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish 434-872-3310 $125
Dental Assistant Family practice needs an experienced dental assistant. X-ray certification, basic lab skills, good chairside skills, familiarity with practice management software, and a commitment to quality care. Please email resume with references in the dental field to dentalcv@ yahoo.com. Posted By: CrozetDentist 22932 - Crozet $tbd
SERVICES Interior Painting, will travel. Call Steve Nissley. Posted By: Steve Nissley 22939 - Fishersville 540-255-3787 $TBD
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LOUISA COUNTY 2376 COURTHOUSE RD (55 ac) $659,212 ∙ MLS# 489528
NELSON COUNTY 12689 THOMAS NELSON HWY (65 ac) $540,000 ∙ MLS# 485030
PRICE REDUCED NELSON COUNTY MILL POND RD - Faber (93 ac) $375,000 ∙ MLS# 492250
NELSON COUNTY 74 DURRETT TOWN RD (23 ac) $295,000 ∙ MLS# 488478
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LIVE MUSIC WEEKLY! Producer-only market featuring local produce, cheese, eggs, meat, baked goods, arts & crafts On Rt. 151 in Nellysford MARKET LOCATION COURTESY OF:
Featured Land Listings in Nelson and Surrounding Counties:
RHUE HOLLOW RD | $499,000 (Price Reduced) | 57.91ac MILL POND RD | $375,000 | 93.99 ac 74 DURRETT TOWN RD | $295,000 (Price Reduced) | 23.03ac WHITE MOUNTAIN RD | $259,000 | 44.30ac FOX HOLLOW RD | $205,000 (Price Reduced) | 20.05ac CRAIGTOWN RD | $199,000 | 60.00ac 5 EAGLES WOOD POINT | $179,000 | 5.00ac OLD STONEY CREEK RD | $150,000 | 29.66ac 3 MOUNTAIN TOP LN | $149,000 | 7.56ac 4 BLAND WADE LN | $125,000 | 2.56ac CRABTREE FALLS HWY | $124,900 | 10.28ac POUNDING BRANCH RD | $105,000 | 3.60ac 1 MOUNTAIN TOP LN | $99,000 87 LAKE NELSON LN | $16,000
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Nelson County is an approved USDA Rural Housing Area. Qualified purchasers can get 100% financing! Finance package for this home: ·100% USDA financing available · Payment of $1,504 per month including taxes & insurance · Fixed rate 30 year starting @ 4.125% (5.125% APR)*
591 Edgehill Way; #485809; $249,900
The American dream… white picket fence, gently rolling yard w/ garden area, paved drive, screened porch, basement, 3Br/2Ba; 2.26ac
*Rate of 4.125% for 30 years (5.125%APR). Interest rate cannot ever exceed 4.125%. The program offered has strict requirements and not all applicants will qualify. The quoted interest rate may not be available at the time of loan commitment or lock-in. This is not an offer to extend credit and qualification standards apply. Borrower is responsible for all 3rd party fees including but not limited to attorneys fees, title charges, tax stamps and all prepaid items. All terms subject to change without notice. Offer Valid only with Andrew D. Zemon at Greenwood Lending. MLSN 208916 (434) 202-7371 Greenwood Lending is licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission under MLB-1374
NEW: 370 Rodes Valley Dr; #491909; $519,900
Newly renovated on one of the largest resort parcels! 3 car garage; sunroom; 1800 sq ft of decking/patio; 3,477 sq ft; 3Br/3Ba; 4.53ac
REDUCED: 83 Deer Run; #481735; $379,900
Waterfront resort home on 2 acres w/ direct lake access; renovated kitchen & baths; fenced; hot tub; 2,244 sq ft; 3Br/2.5Ba; 2ac; WPI!
NEW: 781 Pullet’s Place; #491797; $449,000
Not your ordinary property! Stone and Log cabin on 10 private acres; 3 stone fireplaces; chestnut logs and cabinets; porches; 4Br/3Ba
9749 & 9741 Thomas Nelson Hwy; #487986; $799,000
Renovated 6Br/6.5Ba farmhouse & 3Br/3Ba guesthouse; Mtn views, pond, vineyard, barn & 14ac; 30 min to Charlottesville; Shown by appt!
Livebeautifully in Nelson County Marlo G. Allen, Assoc. Broker 434-996-3525 InsistOnThatGirl.com
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