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WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 19 Shamokin CirCle $399,999 ∙ MLS#: 497650
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 54 PedLarS edge $339,500 ∙ MLS#: #490738
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 379 PedlarS edge $374,999 ∙ MLS#: 487007 this well situated, five-year old home is located within easy access to ski slopes and has been kept in pristine condition. Featuring hardwood floors in the great room and a cozy, stone fireplace. With four-bedrooms and 3.5 baths it is the perfect home for friends to enjoy too. a wonderful place to create mountain memories with the whole family.
This is a true Post and Beam, a Frame Chalet with great views of the 5th fairway. Lots of outdoor entertainment space- screened porch and spacious deck both overlooking the golf course.
an addition by the original builder in 2007. Most unusual, top condition, 100% everything conveys. WPI Property right of Membership.
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 119 BrimSTone $1,295,000 ∙ MLS#: 499258
WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN 1816 HIgH rIdge Court CondoS $329,000 ∙ MLS#: 498223
Very rare piece of property with rockfish Valley views. Perched on giant granite ledge. this robin Myer design timber Frame is one of the nicest on the mountain.
Views of rockfish Valley,Crawfords Knob, Piedmont Valley and beyond. this unit is being sold furnished, with rental potential. one level living with wrap around deck. Located across the street from 2nd green and 3rd tee of devils Knob Course. Short walk to tennis club house, restaurant, spa, pools and exercise facilities.
sTONEy cREEk AT WINTERGREEN 1846 BLaCK WaLnut $429,531 ∙ MLS#: 499277
NElsON cOUNTy LaureL rd $189,000 ∙ MLS#: 487237
NElsON cOUNTy 484 LaKeLand Lane $250,000 ∙ MLS#: 498704
a beautiful well cared for home built by Stagebridge Builders in a quiet and private neighborhood in the upper elevations of Crawford’s Knob in Stoney Creek. this house is unfurnished and freshly painted and landscaped and has three levels with many extras like Mahogany flooring on the screen porch. It has views adown across the rockfish Valley and is ready for immediate occupancy.
Spectacular mountain views and several home site locations - you will need to walk up the drive to appreciate the views and the beauty of the land. Private location but only a few miles from Lovingston. the property already has an “existing Well” and “electric Power” is routed to the property.
Lovely one story home in scenic Lakeland, set on large private lot. enjoy the peaceful setting, a short walk to the Lake for fishing and swimming. Yet minutes to nellysford town center for shopping. open floor plan with spacious rooms. Clean and bright, and move in ready!
sTONEy cREEk AT WINTERGREEN 411 Cedar gLen CLoSe $474,936 ∙ MLS#: 493880 Furniture may be purchased separately; also pool table and woodstove. a perfect cottage styled house with good views, private, & the best appointments.
vISIT OuR TwO CONvENIENT LOCATIONS! wintergreen Mountain (next to spa) & Stoney Creek (at the entrance)
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Visit our website at www.MountainAreaRealty.com 2788 B Rockfish Valley Hwy/PO Box 444 Nellysford, VA 22958
WINTERGREEN RESORT 37 Pitcher Plant
In a tranquil setting with seasonal views of the Rockfish Valley, this charming 3 BR home has been beautifully updated and lovingly maintained. The sunken great room has a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, built-ins, and lots of windows. New kitchen with maple cabinets, stainless appliances & granite counters. Great lay-out with BR’s and updated baths downstairs, and master above. $429,000 WPI
40 Stoney Glen Lot
One of the least expensive lots within all of Stoney Creek, yet so much to offer. More than an acre of gently rolling land and tucked in a quiet cul-de-sac setting along a street that neighbors Stoney Creek Park. Seasonal mountain views from this mostly wooded lot, as well as the peaceful sound of flowing water from nearby Stoney Creek. Extras: underground electric, public water, and WPI! $44,900 WPI
76 Saddle Ridge Lane
Gorgeous mountain and golf views await you at this immaculate one level 3BR, 2 BA home. Kitchen and baths have been recently renovated. Master bath features a separate tiled shower, double vanity with granite top, and a soaking tub. Light filled living room with gas fireplace, dining room, home office/den, spacious rear deck and an attached 2-car garage. Easy access to golf, tennis, pool, dining. $399,900 WPI
NELSON COUNTY 8290 James River Road
1342 Berry Hill Lane
291 Spruce Creek Lane
Well-maintained and constructed for the nature enthusiast to enjoy privacy from outdoor living areas: covered front porch, screened porch, deck, patio and gazebo. Large kitchen, 4 BR and 2 living areas. Basement workshop, 2-car attached garage, 1-car detached garage, and greenhouse/storage; FP, granite countertops, wine cellar, house vacuum, dual fuel heat, generator. 6.5 mi. to Rt 29 and Lovingston! $259,900
Lovingly restored farm house with 29.13 acres of pasture and hardwoods. Features 3 BR, 2 BA, cozy living room, dining room and country kitchen. Cherry cabinets and Anderson windows throughout. Hardwood floors, large master suite. Deck and pool area shaded by magnificent 350 year old oak and beech trees. Mature plantings. Bold creek and trails throughout. Minutes to Nellysford! $399,000
Tidy 3 BR, 1 BA home located near all the amenities of Nellysford and Wintergreen! Updated kitchen offers new flooring, tile countertops, and new cabinets. Spacious dining room with flue for woodstove. Private, sunny and level yard perfect for kids or pets! $99,900
179 Snow Hill Lane
8646 Rockfish River Road
953 Tanbark Drive
Well-maintained 3 BR, 2 BA ranch in northern Nelson - near wineries, brewery and convenient driving to Nellysford, C’ville and Waynesboro. Located on 1.1 acre and situated near the rear of the property for privacy. Surrounded by pretty woods and a nice yard, but with little grass to maintain. The wood stove adds a nice option for heating. $189,000 Like new brick home with 3 BR, 2 BA and tiled greatroom area. Rolling 10.67 acre parcel contains 4 division rights and already has a well and 3 BR septic for another building site.. Loft for office or den. Road frontage on Snow Hill Ln and Findlay Mountain Rd. Mountain and pastoral views. A great opportunity for a small farm or an investment. $199,000
1903 Virginia Farmhouse and 100 acres in historic Schuyler and across the street from the Rockfish River. Lots of road frontage. Beautiful yard with meandering stream and mature plantings. 4 BR, 2 BA and many living areas. Hardwood floors under some carpet. 2 woodstoves and conventional heating. 30 min to C’ville and 15 to Scottsville. Outbuildings and detached metal garage. $550,000
Rock Spring Road Lots 20 acre offering with mountain views and privacy. Creek is one boundary. Located minutes from Rt. 29 and only 35 min to Charlottesville. 20 acres for $129,900; 13 ac for $99,000 or 6.8 acres for $55,000
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47 Bucksaw Lane Private wooded lot on cul de sac at Wintergreen. Priced to sell, hold as investment or build here now. Includes WPI right, seasonal views. Listed by Steve Marianella at $45000, 434-566-1293 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (498182) T ON FR ER T WA
609 White Oak Condo At only $113,000 this two bedroom condo in great shape is a tremendous value. Completely furnished and ready to use, this condo has existing rental revenue in Wintergreen resort program. Close to skiing and mountain village area and includes WPI right. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, email@example.com, www.experiencewintergreen.com (489443)
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2113 Fairway Woods
2113 & 2110 are both upgraded, Golf front properties (18th fairway) with neighboring patios. Perfect for friends or multigenerational families. 2113 has upgraded Kitchen & baths, and newer appliances, flooring & furniture. Fully furnished w/WPI. Motivated sellers! Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890, Dawn.Perusse@mris.com (MLS 499210) $128K.
3207 North Ridge Only $109,500 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, firstname.lastname@example.org (492139)
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258 Timbers Updated Timbers Condo on Wintergreen Resort Rental Program. Great location, slopeside condo, walk to amenities. Priced to sell. $100,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-9876399. (493414)
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2110 & 2113 are both upgraded, Golf front properties (18th fairway) with neighboring patios. Perfect for friends or multi-generational families. 2110 has Cherry cabinets & Corian counters in Kitchen & baths, and newer appliances & flooring. Fully furnished w/WPI. Motivated sellers! Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890, Dawn.Perusse@ mris.com (MLS 499209) $128K.
Only $108,999 for a furnished one bedroom condo in the Mountain Inn! Walk to slopes and village shops and restaurants, or use as an investment rental. Has full bath and kitchenette. overlooks courtyard.Ground level, minimal steps. Priced below recent sales. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293,email@example.com. (498517)
24 Barn Owl Lane
909 Diamond Hill
Slope side one bedroom studio condo at only $125,000! Fully furnished and in great shape, this studio has a full kitchen and dining area, full bathroom,family room with fireplace and adjacent private patio. Enjoy this summer’s music festival and fireworks from the patio or ski next winter! Listed by Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 (477522)
Rare opportunity to purchase a water-front, Lake Monocan lot. Priced to sell, this special lot offers 85’ of lake frontage, long water views, intimate views of Monocan’s par 3 hole number 5 tee boxes and green that plays across the lake. Plus, expansive mountain vistas. $179,000. Listed by Brian Chase www.goWintergreen. com 434-296-9860 (499200)
302 Pedlars Edge Renovated Kitchen - New Interior Paint - Updated Décor - Excellent Mountain Views! Great room with floor-to-ceiling windows and fireplace. 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home with 2 master suites, a 2nd fireplace & family room, screen porch, 2 car garage. New Roof in 2010! $589,000. Listed by Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (499139)
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Slopeside! Tyro ski/in-ski/out! A rare offering. The perfect mountain home right on the slope. This home has been completely renovated - New Hardi-plank siding, New Hickory kitchen cabinets, granite counters, new appliances, new roof, new slim line Fuji ac/heat system, new bathrooms. Much, much, more to see. Come check out the only slope side house on the market. A MUST SEE! $549,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399 (495030)
67 West Elkwood Drive Priced to Sell !!! Within walking distance to the Mountain Village. Very well maintained 3 bedroom / 2 full bath home. Hardy Plank sliding & roof recently installed. 2 car garage/family room/billard room. Owner is currently making updates to kitchen & bath rooms plus the driveway. What a bargain at $239,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498 (493726)
Editors & Publishers Yvette Stafford, Tommy Stafford firstname.lastname@example.org Contributors Lynn Coffey An email address for Backwoods Lynn up in the hollow? Ha! Ph: 540.949.0329 Marcie Gates email@example.com Jennie Tal Williams firstname.lastname@example.org Photography Marcie Gates email@example.com Hayley Osborrne firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Purpura email@example.com Norm Shafer firstname.lastname@example.org Address: The Afton Group, LLC P.O. Box 455, Wintergreen, Virginia 22958 434.361.0104 Have a story idea? Email us at email@example.com
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If you’re on this side of the window, chances are you’re making a flute. Or you’re with the men who are.
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They’re making the hard stuff in Nellysford.
basic necessities ........................... 7 cover story.....................................9 this old/new house .................... 18 moneywise ................................. 24 at home with marlo ................... 25 sam’s garden .............................. 26 askthedr......................................27 the perfect fit ............................. 27 datebook .................................... 36 leisure guide .............................. 37 classifieds ................................... 38 comics.........................................39
on the cover Photographer: Hayley Osborne On the other side of these walls in Massies Mill, the Olwells make flutes. Story on page 9.
Put down your copy of 50 Shades of Hunger Games and flash back to a 1968 classic: Ramona the Pest. Peyton has curls. Boing-boing curls. Susan had boing-boing curls. And all Ramona Quimby ever wanted to do was pull them and watch them go boing! like a spring. Adam and Ramona share a kindred spirit. Ramona would get in trouble even before the boing, which as you might imagine, was incredibly frustrating for her. That’s because teachers are said to have eyes in the backs of their head. With Peyton’s backward facing car seat, the eyes I might have on any of my multiple heads are of no use when Adam leans over, ever so quietly, and grabs a curl. Then, the shriek. And the tears. Dear Lord, the tears. They’re enough to make you pull abruptly off on the side of the road, after a full day having ostrich, zebras and camels stick their hungry heads in your car windows at a nearby safari park. After kissing away Peyton’s salty tears, I look at Adam with a serious look on my face. He answers back by looking down and hiding his eyes behind his bangs, only to peer back up with a mischievous grin.
No sir, we don’t pull hair. Would you pluck the feathers off an ostrich? No, you wouldn’t. Would you play bongo drums on the humps of a camel? Bad idea. Would you peel the stripes off a zebra and expose its nudity to the world? Absolutely not. So please, my love, do not pull your sister’s hair. It hurts, especially when you end up with some of it in your hands. Maybe one day, if you ask nicely, Peyton will let you gently pull one of her curls so you can release its stored kinetic energy and have it go boing! Now go play with Henry Huggins and smash up some bricks. Enjoy! Yvette & Tommy Stafford
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Shoppes at Wild Wolf Shopping Village
2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA • 434-361-0088 • wildwolfbeer.com
Fun jewelry by Wendy Reagor, Mimixx and more! Skin care products and fragrances by Key West Aloe. Custom bags from Erda, leather wallets, iPad cases and other accessories. Plus French milled soaps, candles, datebooks, journals, cards and so much more!
Come check out our brand new covered patio as well as our gorgeous Biergarten sitting under 60 year old Elm trees – both offer amazing views and are dog friendly. We’re cooking every day on our new grill and smoker – new menu items daily! We offer a FULL menu all day long, as well as having a FULL bar, a nice wine list and of course 9-10 of our house made beers on tap! Don’t forget to bring your growler when you come. Have a game you want to watch – come watch it on our 10’ projection screen or one of our two 55” HD TVs. Don’t miss the AMAZING FUN every TUESDAY night when we offer TRIVIA from 7-9pm. Bring a Team and WIN SOME GREEN! And, of course we offer gift certificates in any amount you choose.
Special Food Nights
MONDAY – $2 burger night (4 oz certified angus beef) THURSDAY – $15 ½ lb New York strip w/ sides and $10 for 1LB mussels SUNDAY – 1/3 rack ribs w/sides $10, ½ rack w/sides $12
With a name like ours, you would expect to find everything that you need to make great wine and beer at home, and you would be right. But that’s only HALF of the story! Our LibationZ!™ department has a great selection of home bar accessories! From unique wine stoppers to crystal whiskey tots, wine aerators, as well as Nelson County’s largest selection of those famous Tervis Tumblers, we’ve got your bar needs covered!
A truly unique collection of fine patio furniture and outdoor accessories. You’ll be tempted to put many of these pieces inside of your home instead of out on your deck or patio, and why not! Especially our exclusive line of painted mahogany furniture by Fishtales!, which will be arriving in early June. Come see it for yourself, and you’ll understand why we were so excited to add it to our collection!
June Music Lineup
FRIDAY, June 1, 9-12 ................... Bootsie Daniels Duo MONDAY, June 4, 7-10pm ................... Bobby St. Ours WEDNESDAY, June 6, 730-1030 ................... Flattop Fred THURSDAY, June 7, 730-10 ................... Juke Joint Junkies featuring Lisa Miller MONDAY, June 11, 7-10pm ................... Matthew Willner Duo WEDNESDAY, June 13, 730-1030 ................... TTMP THURSDAY, June 14, 730-1030 ................... Kathleen Kraft MONDAY, June 18, 7-10pm ................... Mercutio WEDNESDAY, June 20, 730-1030 ................... Tara Mills THURSDAY, June 21, 730-1030 ................... Catch Tuttle MONDAY, June 25, 7-10pm ................... Melissa Hansen WEDNESDAY, June 27, 730-1030 ................... Eli Cook THURSDAY, June 28, 730-1030 ................... Travis Elliot
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What about the rest of Zestivities!® you ask? Well, “Big Z!” is still under construction, and it will be opening just as soon as we can get it finished. You can follow our progress here in NCL, on Facebook, at our website: www.zestivities.com. Or better yet, just come on in and peek in our windows! We’re sure that you’ll like what you see! Oh, and while you’re here, check out our stores, and have a great meal and a beer at Wild Wolf Brewery. We’re a great destination combination!
Next to Wild Wolf Brewery and Brewpub 2469 Rockfish Valley Hwy, (Rt. 151) Nellysford Now open 7 days a week! 434.361.0004 www.zestivities.com firstname.lastname@example.org
basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz www.basicnecessities.com www.kaypfaltz.com Fruit and Root, When Wine Tastes Best Flower, fruit, leaf and root…these are the designated symbols or phases in the biodynamic calendar. Without wristwatches, out ancient ancestors kept track of time by the sun, moon and stars, planting and harvesting in rhythm with nature. More recently, biodynamic farmers have been planting with the phases of the moon. Sowing seeds after a new moon and harvesting on ‘root’ days, and whether you buy into the theory, planting your own seeds with the new moon, or believe it’s all a bunch of hierarchical hooey, the holistic approach that looks beyond the vine and its profit to the land, even the cosmos, is a concept of interconnectedness and respect, encouraging biodiversity and working with nature not against it, that agribusiness could well heed and follow. How the world would change. But what about tasting wine to the phases of the lunar calendar? That’s what two major supermarkets in the UK, Tesco and Marks & Spencer, have been doing for some years. The
biodynamic calendar is similar to the synodic cycle, the waxing and waning of the moon, and if we understand that the moon controls not only the oceans’ tides but human biology and the way plants grow, it makes sense that wine, a living organism, is affected too. In their book/calendar, When Wine Tastes Best, Maria and Matthias Thun explain that each constellation is associated with one of the four elements: earth, air, fire or water. Each of these elements influences a different part of the plant: the earth element affects the plant’s roots; water, its leaves; air, its flowers, and fire, its fruit. The idea when tasting is that wine is best on flower and fruit days. It’s not that you shouldn’t drink wine on leaf or root days, but that it may not be at peak deliciousness. Whether you believe the theory behind this, matters little; once we all believed the sun revolved around the earth. Try it and see. In June, flower and fruit days: Sat 2, Sun 10, Fri 15, Wed 20, Thurs 21 until 6pm, Sun 24, Mon 25. In the end, what is perhaps most magical about wine is that it’s alive. Grown from grapes upon vine, it
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Sunday, June 17th No reservations needed! Live music and tours 12-4 Regular menu also available
continues to evolve in the bottle. Even once opened, wine changes and evolves in the glass. Compare with a can of soda, which begins to die the moment its tab is popped. Then too, other factors shape how much you will enjoy a wine: the weather, your mood, emotions, surroundings and perhaps most of all, the person with whom you’re sharing the wine. We at Basics believe the following taste good no matter what fruity day it is. La Bastide St. Dominique, Jules Rochebonne, 2010 – This Côtes du Rhône tastes more like a CDP. Big and smooth, with notes of tobacco and black plum. $19 Domaine Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vieilles Vignes, 2010 – Blackberry and blueberry fruit intertwined with licorice and truffle notes. Sensational richness and intensity make this one of the most concentrated wines of the appellation. 95-99 pts. Wine Advocate. $99 Provence and the French Riviera, Oct 2012. Wine tasting trip of a lifetime. Markets and vineyards of Provence.. For more details, Kpfaltz@cstone.net
Café Wine and Cheese Shop 2226 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford, Virginia ph: 434.361.1766 www.basicnecessities.us
A taste of Europe in the Blue Ridge!
Join us for
Wine Pairing Dinners. Four to six courses paired with a glass of wine. Regional French cooking and international cuisines. Call for more information. 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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2012 Workshops 6/20: Lavender Day 7/10: Hydrangeas for the Garden
COME VISIT OUR NEW CONVENIENT CARE CLINIC IN CROZET
7/10: Hydrangeas for the Table 7/24: Season Flower Arranging and Tastings Special session: 2 for 1 when you bring a child 6 to 16
FRESH CUT FLOWERS AVAILABLE For more information call 434.277.5231.
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Open 365 days a year — providing convenient and affordable care. CLINIC HOURS: Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 5pm
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Montague, Miller & Co. REALTORS® Serving Nelson County
and and the the surrounding surrounding Central Central Virginia Virginia region region NELLYSFORD – $329,000 Hand-Hewn Log Cabin built in 2003 just south of Nellysford. Ideally located in the Rockfish Valley halfway between Wintergreen Mtn. and Stoney Creek. The cabin is set on 5 acres with panoramic mtn views. 1280 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms, large front and rear porches, fully equipped kitchen, cathedral ceiling and beautiful oversized stone fireplace. Close proximity to hiking trails, rivers, breweries, vineyards, and just across the street from the new Cidery. #498321.
NELLYSFORD – $250,000
PHOENEIX MOUNTAIN – $189,900
LOVINGSTON – $79,500
Great Location for Business! 1.27 Ac. fronting on VSH 151 in the village of Nellysford with 2-story frame, 3534 sq. ft. home, Cr. 1908, with possibility of renovation for residential/business/commercial. The features of its era w/bulls eye molding on doors and window frames, built-in cabinets, wainscoting, solid pine doors, hdwd. flrs., wood mantels, chair rail, high ceilings, etc. #485806.
Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets from this 2006, 3 BR., 2 BA., 1836 sq. ft. home with wrap-around deck on 2 private ac. 14’x20’ Great Rm. with Cathedral Ceiling and 12’x19’ Kitchen leads to relaxing Brick Patio. Plus Ceramic Flrs., 11x20 Laundry/Storage Rm., Carport/Shed & Add’l 2 ac. w/Septic & Well is Available. #496094
5.62 wooded acres minutes from US 29 but very privately situated in the Stagebridge Community in Nelson Co. with close proximity to Charlottesville. Stagebridge is an environmentally friendly, low-density community. The all wooded lots vary in size with several existing homes and graced w/ surrounding Mountain views & trails. Paved entry road to each lot. Soil analysis has been done plus a great producing well on site. #492623
BUCKINGHAM – $619,000
LOVINGSTON – $195,700
Cabin overlooking James River on 84 acres. Long frontage on James River and Mallory Creek. Some open. Lots of a game. Hunters Paradise. Located just 2 miles from State Park. Custom built cabin. 2500+ sq ft of living space. #497195.
59+/- acres North of Lovingston. Mostly mountain woodland, some rolling grassland. Mountain views, timber value, state road frontage, trails, great location. #498357
60 EAST, AMHERST – $45,000
Possible Owner Financing available on this Lot! Just 15 minutes from Amherst and close to the James River State Park, this wooded 9.21 Ac. Lot offers Privacy, but convenience just off 60 East. Build your getaway home, permanent home, or doublewide on this level to rolling parcel zoned Agriculture and perfect for animals or land for children to play. Enjoy Fishing in the James River close by. #488619.
Carole Saunders, GRI CaroleSaundersRealEstate.com 434.981.3089
Enjoy a dip in the above ground pool on these hot days! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room and family room. Sliding doors lead out to deck and 24 foot round pool. Fenced in yard; Great for pets. 16 X 28 garage with room over top. Well landscaped 2 acre corner lot. (489694)
James Wood JamesWoodRealEstate.com 434.263.4371
Mark Brashears 540.570.2874 152 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949
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NEW! LOVINGSTON – $234,500
ARRINGTON – $129,000
NEW LISTING! Location, Location! Custom-built, spacious 5 BR., 3 1/2 BA., Brick home on 2+- Ac. is designed with Country, Eat-In 11’6x17’8 Kitchen, Formal Dining & Living Rm. w/Built-in Cabinetry and Fireplace, Oak Flrs., Plus Much More. Enjoy peaceful days in this great neighborhood with Lake and minutes to US 29. #499073
Nanette Kirt, GRI email@example.com 434.962.6602
Carter Montague, Broker 434.962.3419 434.263.5088 local
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father & son
f lute makers STORY by JENNIE TAL WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY by HAYLEY OSBORNE
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Need a wooden flute made by these men? Get in line. Olwell Handmade Flutes in Massies Mill has no website. They don’t place ads, and they have no color brochure. They’re not on Facebook and they don’t Tweet or blog. #really But you’d still be hard-pressed to find someone interested in wooden flutes who hasn’t heard of Patrick Olwell and his son, Aaron. Once upon a time, Patrick – who has been making these wooden flutes (primarily used in playing Irish music) since the mid-1970s – used to travel from craft show to music festival peddling his one-of-a-kind, custom-made instruments. But now, even though he’s not online, his customers are. “Because of the internet and everyone talking to each other, people are actually recommending me to each other,” he said, adding that his customers are now much more informed than they used to be. “Before the internet, our advertising campaign was a handful of musicians. Once the internet kicked in, people could communicate with one another.” And they certainly have been talking – the minimum time on the waiting list for one of Patrick’s flutes is 1 year, but the wait can be up to 7 years – depending on how elaborate the flute is. Back in 1976, Patrick moved to Nelson from Massachusetts (primarily for the climate, he says) as a recent college grad – he’d studied English and Chinese, but he was a musician at heart. “I’d been playing since I was a kid,” he said – before flute, piano and guitar. But in college, the wooden flute really struck his fancy. “I was interested in playing instruments, but they didn’t exist for sale or if they were available, they were really expensive. At the time I was a college student with no money and I was a folk musician, so I got into ethnic music and I got obsessed with playing what is so-called the Irish Flute.” Patrick knew that if he was having trouble finding quality-made instruments, other wooden flute enthusiasts must be, too.
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“When I started this, no one was making them,” he said, adding that many large instrument manufacturers like Yamaha now make wooden flutes that range in price from $7,000 to $10,000 for wooden flute enthusiasts like himself. And to those enthusiasts, the 1- to 7-year waiting period is worth the wait. Though he sometimes uses local boxwood if it’s available, the wood Patrick uses is primarily African Blackwood – the same material that most high-quality oboes and clarinets are made out of, which can take 3 to 7 years to season.
“We’re hand-making instruments and we’re unwilling to adopt production practices that will lower the quality,” said Patrick. “It’s a challenge to make serious instruments and make them quickly – each piece of wood is unique.” continued on page 13
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Aaron Olwell, one of Patrick’s sons, said that the challenge of creating the wooden flute is one thing that drew him to working with his dad, despite the challenges of working in a family business. “Basically, my dad would give me the end result – a flute that looked and played as well as his, but within that, I was free to figure out the process – as long as it didn’t have bad consequences,” said Aaron. “I had the freedom to invent processes.” To the Olwell’s, making these flutes is a family business, but it’s not about the money for these musicians – it’s truly about the music. “Not that we’re opposed to making money; we think money’s great, but if you want to make really great musical instruments – not just great, but the best – you might have to fuss over it for a while,” said Patrick. “My son and I are both musicians so we relate to what we make as musicians. It has that extra something in it because we fussed.” NCL
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Meet Rocky and his native friends, the skull and pelt drawer, projectiles, exhibits on wild turkey , deer, the dug out canoe, and many children oriented hands on exhibits! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Natural History Center for Nelson County (former Spruce Creek Gallery) Rt. 151 & Glenthorne Loop 1.3 miles south of Nellysford June 16, 2012, 10 am to 4 pm and 11 am to 4 pm each Sat. & Sun. thereafter and by appointment www.rockfishvalley.org
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Drumheller’s Orchard hosted a gathering of four-legged friends for Bark For Life, a fund raiser that led up to this year’s Nelson Relay for Life, part of a national cancer fund raising initiative. Mobile grooming service Three Dog Night Company was on hand for some pooch pampering.
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“Daddy” – A Father’s Day Tribute to My Dad STORY by LYNN COFFEY He died as he lived; quiet and easy, without a lot of fanfare. After a long struggle, he just closed his eyes and went to sleep. It’s the kind of passing he would have wanted for himself and what each person desires for someone they love. Andrew Segedi is the man who gave me life and taught me how to live it, fully. It had nothing to do with material possessions since our family didn’t have an abundance of worldly goods. It was a richness of heart and good humor that he passed down to his daughter which has sustained me through the trials of life. Daddy never was a traveling man, preferring to stay close to home. That quality must have rubbed off on me since I, too, am a confirmed stay-at-home. But that’s not to say he wasn’t always on the move, active and alive with new ideas. He was a tinkerer of things and had a great imagination, coming up with all sorts of inventive projects. He’d wake us up in the middle of the night with some hair-brained idea that never really took off but generated a great deal of enthusiasm in the process. I thought he hung the moon! Physically, I got his short stature, button nose and skinny legs. On the plus end I inherited his athletic ability, the Segedi ESP and the off-thewall humor our whole family seems to possess. For instance: each year at Christmas he’d erect a huge tree in the front yard, made of hundreds of lights all the same color except one. Then he’d sit on our porch and wait for the inevitable comment from a passerby, pointing out the error. The dialog was always the same; “Mr. Segedi, do you know there is a red bulb in with all the green ones?” To which he’d reply, “Yes”. Nothing more, just, “yes.” It really got to them, knowing they had taken his bait and ended up in the trap. In 1976 he was the rage of our neighborhood when he painted,
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freehand, the Bennington flag on our roof in honor of the Bicentennial. People flying small aircraft buzzed our house for a better look at the bright red, white and blue flag adorning the roof. By trade, Daddy was a steel worker when we lived in Ohio. When he got tired of shoveling snow, he moved us to south Florida where he became a Borden milkman and, later, a middle aged entrepreneur who started his own roof painting business that he retired from. He was the first person I ever knew who actively practiced “random acts of kindness,” giving stranded motorists a couple of gallons of gas, telling them to pay it forward. He purposely gave low estimates on work done for older folks whom he knew didn’t have money for the job. He taught me how to ride a bicycle and drive a stick shift car. He took me to church every Sunday. He painted 50 yard dash markers on our street when I was running high school track and timed me with a stopwatch. He played catch and kicked a football endlessly with his tomboy daughter and never complained that I wore Levi’s instead of frilly dresses. When thunderstorms scared me as a child, he’d hold me on his lap on the porch swing and show me that lightning and thunder was just a spectacular light show from God and nothing to be afraid of. To this day I still love a good thunderstorm! He’s the man who taught me to fish. At four years of age I remember being with him in a small boat on Lake Erie, hauling in the perch. Growing up, every December Daddy drove my mom and me around to look at the Christmas lights. I was always in the back seat perched between them, ohhing and ahhing over the decorations. As an adult, one year I went back home for the holidays and although at the time my dad was very ill, I talked him into driving us to see the lights like he did when I was a little girl. As usual, I was perched on the back seat, head between them. As we drove down familiar streets, an emotional memory welled up suddenly and in that instant I was twelve years old again, riding along with my parents. A large lump formed in my throat and I had to sit back in the seat so they wouldn’t see the hot tears streaming down my face. As it turned out, it was the last Christmas we’d spend together so that moment will always be treasured. When he died, my mother asked if there was anything of his I wanted. I chose his high school athletic medals, the wooden carpenter’s toolbox containing all his hand tools, his old green tackle box and a flannel shirt I had given him that still had his scent lingering on it. I have them still. We buried him alongside my baby sister, high on a hill overlooking the small Pennsylvania town where he was born and raised. It was autumn; the trees were in full color and the crispness in the air told of the changing seasons. I drove back to Virginia bereft, with an emptiness inside so great I thought I’d never recover. But time passes, smoothing off the rough edges of grief until all that’s left are the tender memories. By the world’s standards Andy Segedi was an ordinary man but to the girl who looked up to him, he was a giant I am much older now and realize what a special gift my father gave me throughout his life; the precious gift of his time. That’s what all children want, you see. Not the big ticket items money can buy but the very thing it can’t.... a father’s caring heart. NCL
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Location: 46 E Elkwood Dr, Wintergreen, Virginia Offered at: $849,000 Comments: A beautiful home offering great privacy and spectacular mountain and valley views. Bold stream runs behind the property and you can hear it from the multiple back decks. Back of lot borders hundreds of acres of open space- your views and privacy are guaranteed. Home has southern orientation. Many large windows and sliding doors from all rooms let you enjoy the views and makes it for a bright and comfortable home. Floor plan is perfect for a full or part time residence. Must see to appreciate! Contact: Dimi Dimitrova Wintergreen Real Estate Co. 434-325-7933
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Location: 1800 Rockfish Crossing, Schuyler, Virginia Offered at: $1,650,000 Comments: A 235+/- acre farm at the Nelson/Albemarle Co. lines with 1.75 mile of Rockfish River frontage. This 3BR/3.5BA two story brick residence has 3576 sqft and a FP in eat-in kitchen. Fantastic fishing and great canoeing & swimming areas. Several barns with a total of 11 stalls, a wash rack and tack room. Large training paddock and smaller schooling paddock. Wonderful riding trails meander throughout farm. This farm has to be seen to be truly appreciated! Contact: Robert Newell Mountain Area Realty 434-361-2440 x.12
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702 Laurelwood Formerly a 1 bedroom unit, the owner transformed space into a 2nd bedroom complete with a bunk bed! New flooring in kitchen and bath 2010. Easy walk to skiing and Mountain Inn. Recently replaced stove, fridge, heat pump, dishwasher. $99,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (479168)
4 Ivy Glen Beautifully decorated, 1350sf, 2BR/2.5BA End Unit TH for $214,000! New roof, windows, central HVAC, water heater, washer/dryer & deck expansion. Windows on 3 sides. On shuttle route. WPI. Furnished. Contact Dawn at 540-454-3300, Dawn.Perusse@mris.com (492310)
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Charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom mountain cabin for only $329,900. Furnished and including WPI right, this like new home has hardi plank siding, hardwood floors in living area,and stainless appliances in kitchen. Wood ceiling and stone fireplace in family room give a great chalet atmosphere. High efficiency heat pump, great location within short walk to Spa and golf. Free shuttle bus stop only steps away from front door. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-5661293 ,firstname.lastname@example.org (496221)
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10 Mulligan Lane – Stoney Creek Unique double lot offers ability to build unattached single home in 55+ RoseWood Village community. Property carries WPI; near shopping and all Stoney Creek amenities; also has views of mountains and golf course. $99,500 call Joan Mummery 434-361-9402 (496472)
WOW - FANTASTIC PRICE on this Two Bedroom View Condo on the Ridge - Call Now Before it’s Gone! Classic Cliffs 2 bed, mid-level condo. Walk to Wintergarden Spa & Fitness Center - Tennis Golf. Furnished. $179,000! Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (494365)
A turn-key design/build company, Winterwoods Homes has partnered with the nation’s premier suppliers to deliver timber frame and stone designs of extraordinary quality. Their industry leading partners include Vail’s Slifer Designs and Antique Cabins & Barns. The Winterwoods Homes portfolio boasts 40+ designs. Base prices from $200K - client customization available. For a complimentary design package, contact Brian Chase, Managing Broker www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860
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Stoney Creek Golf Front homesite, almost 1 acre, overlooks Tuckahoe Hole #2, includes WPI Right of Membership. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views, close to hiking and biking trails, the Allen Creek Nature Preserve, swimming, tennis and dining. Offered at $179,900 Call Joan Mummery 434-531-5033 (467680)
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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. Reduced $10,000!! Now just $43,100. Listed by Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 www.goWintergreen.com (488833)
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Perfect for large families, multiple families or rental investors. Brand new, top of the line, private elevator, lots of sq ft and flexible floor plan. The location could not be better. Walk to the spa, fitness/aquatics center, nature center/Cafe. Ski shuttle pick-up is right there! Golf and tennis around the corner. Mountain Inn and restaurants are so close. Call for details. Quality construction/ large sq footage - it’s a great value. $599,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399 (456496)
24 Wintergreen Drive
105 Saddleback Knoll Contemporary estate home designed/built for owners. Impeccably maintained and improved. Set high on a 1.3 acre water-front lot. Extensive landscaping w/ Koi pond, stone terrace, circular concrete drive, 1st floor master, 2 fireplaces, wine tasting area, gourmet kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Reduced! $749,325. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (448607)
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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, $499,000 .Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, email@example.com, www.experiencewintergreen.com. (491615)
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716 Laurelwood Condo Best value & opportunity! Two bedrooms with updated kitchen, floors, and furnishings. Resort rental program revenue stream in place. Walk to private Laurelwood swimming pool, The Market, ski slopes, Mountain Village shops. Furnished. Reduced! $118,000. Contact Brian www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (489504)
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Great value in this well cared for golf front Stoney Creek ranch at #4 Monocon nine tee box. Over 2500 finished square feet on one level, plus two car garage. Beautiful landscaping and hardscaping on the 3/4 acre lot. Lots of storage, two family areas, fireplace in great room and large master suite. Includes WPI right, only $399,000! Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, firstname.lastname@example.org (495206)
118 Firtree Drive
228 Hidden Springs Lane
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. $699,000 Call Rod and Christy Phillips at 434-987-6399. (475115)
Wintergreen’s Most Desired View !!! This Overlook Condo is on the Top Floor providing fantasic year round landscapes. Furnished 4 BR(2 Master suites) and 4 BA, Great for entertaining for family and friends. Large deck. Close to golf, tennis, The Devils Grille and the Wintergarden Spa. Rental history available. WPI. $399,000 Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (494126)
472 Cedar Meadow Drive
Exceptional home on beautifully landscaped double lot; breath-taking great room features stone wood-burning fireplace extending to top of 15 foot wood-paneled ceiling, large casement windows and built-in bookcases, overlooked by balcony; family room features gas fireplace with soapstone hearth; enjoy outdoor living with screened porch, extensive deck and lovely yard with fish pond and waterfall; other features include greenhouse, sun room, stone chimney and stone pillars on front porch. $599,000 Call Joan Mummery (434) 531-5033. (489183) ! WS VIE AR L U AC ECT SP
1429 Highlands Spectacular year ‘round views overlooking ski slopes & multiple ridges of mountains! Fully furnished, midlevel unit with new AC unit. Walk to Ski slopes, Golf, Tennis & Wintergarden Spa. Turn-key investment and/or mountain get-away for sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. $180,000 with WPI. Contact Dawn Perusse 540-454-3300, Dawn.Perusse@mris.com (490911)
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Great location in the Mountain Inn priced to sell. Many recent upgrades including new cherry cabinets, granite counters, refrigerator w/ ice maker, kitchen faucet, hot water heater, flex flooring and bedding - Nov 2011. New flat screen TVs and lighting summer 2011. New mattresses in 2010. Turn key and beautifully done. Immaculate and ready to enjoy immediately or keep the income rolling in from rentals. WPI. $128,500.Call Rod Phillips at 434-987-6399 (494790)
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380 Fawn Ridge Drive Great location on the mountain among very nice homes. Gently sloping lot - great building site. Priced at recent comps. An excellent value. $35,000 for a nearly half acre lot! Call Rod & Christy Phillips 434-987-6399 (496464)
Compare this luxury mountain home to any other - incredible value! Divorce forcing sale. 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. Reduced to $795,000! Also available w/ 2 cul-de-sac lots. Contact by Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (483491)
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Only $259,000 for this cozy 3 bedroom mountain chalet with seasonal views and large wrap around deck. Lovely granite counters in the kitchen, nice wood burning fireplace, quiet area of the resort, yet only a short distance to the Mountain Village. New carpet installation in June. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293 email@example.com, www.experiencewintergreen.com (488828)
70 Dogwood Road
Southern views. Large lot at end of cul-de-sac, exceptionally generous property line on Park. (open space) - easy walk along trail to rear to waterfall.Orange tape at front of lot is located on APPROXIMATE lot lines.Please refer to plat for more exact measurements or obtain survey.Possible seller financing available. $139,000. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293; www.ExperienceWintergreen.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (494734)
A wonderful lot for skiers and non-skiers. Perfect for a basement. Private with open space behind and views up toward the main resort. Orange tape at front of lot is located on APPROXIMATE lot lines. Please refer to plat for more exact measurements or obtain survey. Owner financing available. $99,000. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-5661293; www.ExperienceWintergreen.com or smsales1@aol. com (494732)
Lot 5B, Cedar Drive This photo is just a hint of the panoramic view potential of this special lot. With drainfield strategically located to maximize year-round views and more than 1 acre adjoining the National Forest, this is a unique Wintergreen mountain setting. Ideal for a significant mountain home. Adjacent 1+ acre parcel also available. Reduced - bring offer! $225,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (487868)
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. $52,500. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 www.ExperienceWintergreen.com (489885)
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1447 Highlands Incredible Price ($145,500) for spectacular Views! The perfect, ready-to-use and/or rent Sport, Spa, & Nature get-away. Fully furnished, mid-level, sun-filled 1BR End-Unit condo with windows on 3 sides. Full Kitchen; W&D. Walk to Slopes, Golf, Tennis, & Spa. On Shuttle route. WPI. Contact Dawn at 800-4171890 or email@example.com (483722)
145 Rosewood Dr. in Stoney Creek
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Model Golf Villa with 1st floor master, 3 bedrooms, and 3 full baths. Superb quality, ready for occupancy. RoseWood Village is a 55+ maintenance free community located in the valley of Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek. Indulge in Wintergreen’s amenities plus those of Charlottesville & UVA. Start living today! $439,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 or Stan Powell 434-989-3600 (458400)
Great value for a Stoney Creek lot with views of the valley. Quiet street in the foothills above Stoney Creek. Build here with your builder or let me introduce you to one. Includes WPI right of membership. Enjoy Stoney Creek golf and restaurant, Lake Monocan and local wineries only minutes away Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, firstname.lastname@example.org Only $60,000 (490371)
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Natural History Center celebrates
Living off the Land STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY by MARCIE GATES
You may have noticed the state and national historic landmark, formerly known as the Spruce Creek Gallery, is undergoing some interior renovations. On June 16, 2012, the building will be unveiled as the Rockfish Valley Foundation’s Natural History Center. Its recent affiliation with Virginia Museum of Natural History creates a partnership aimed at providing shared exhibits and programs. The grand opening will include an exhibit based on “Living off the Land” and will display a large collection of taxidermied native wildlife, animal skeletons, rocks and insects. Also on display will be a genuine dugout canoe which will double as a photo opp. for visitors. According to Rockfish Valley Foundation president Peter Agelasto, the mission behind the center is to preserve the resources of the Rockfish Valley. “We believe Nelson County is the right place for this program, with our abundant natural resources on the east side of the Blue Ridge and our rural cultural heritage,” Agelasto said, in a release. NCL
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Have you had THE TALK with your parents?
By Julia Rogers Julia Rogers is a licensed CPA residing in Nelson County
Father’s Day Chat The month of June brings us Father’s Day – that challenging holiday that sends us rushing to the greeting card racks or the gadget store, knowing full well that whatever material item that you can find has little meaning to either of you. What most Dads around the world much prefer is a visit or a phone call. As sons and daughters, we often find it a challenge to make those visits or phone calls to our own parents. Even more challenging than choosing that card, is having “The Talk” with your parents. No, not the one that they were supposed to have with you before you reached high school. The Talk to have now is about life planning issues. The Talk will vary depending upon your family’s financial situation as well as the family dynamics. But your parents should each have the following documents in place – at least by age 65: • A will to specify beneficiaries and to appoint an executor to handle estate matters. • An advance medical directive to
indicate preferred medical treatments. This document might also appoint a trusted friend or family member to participate in health care decisions and receive medical information. • A financial power of attorney. This allows a trusted family member or friend to handle financial matters in the event of a temporary or permanent disability. These documents should be reviewed every 5 years or whenever a significant change has occurred in the family’s situation. Those individuals with more complex family situations or with significant assets will likely need to have one or more trusts in place as well. Your parents may not wish you to know the details of these documents at this time – that’s okay – you just need to know where they can be found. Their primary care physician should have a copy of any medical directives and perhaps their attorney can maintain their other legal documents. If your parents also own a small business or rental property, The Talk should include plans for transition-
ing the management of the business. While many families are able to successfully transition businesses to future generations, most do not. It is often far wiser to consider an orderly sale of these assets. By age 75, The Talk should also include discussions about future living arrangements. Is their current home suitable for their long-term needs or can it be made so with some renovations? If not, now is the time to discuss relocation plans. Allow at least one year for preparing a home for sale and making moving arrangements. Making these decisions at a relatively early age will allow your parents the opportunity to participate in all decisions and will significantly improve their ability to enjoy their new home. Just like The Talk of many years ago, there is no easy script to follow. The important thing is to start the conversation. Make each visit an opportunity to have a few minutes to discuss the issues – over time, the conversation will become easier for both of you.
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Negotiating a lowball offer
By Marlo Allen Marlo Allen is a licensed Realtor residing in Nelson County
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You really can’t blame a buyer for trying. It could be said that you will never know what could have been if you don’t at least try. It’s true. In this day and age, it is not uncommon for buyers to submit a lowball offer simply because they can. However, some of these buyers may get smacked in the forehead with reality. A well priced home, one priced “to sell, not sit,” can sell very close to asking price, and even in this market, an appropriately priced home has been known to sell above the asking price in a competing situation. The key is for buyers and sellers to understand the market (specific to the subject home!), so that selling decisions can be realistically guided by actual market data. If you are a player in this real estate market, here is some advice on how to play ball … how to stay in the game when making and negotiating a lowball offer.
Buying Tips: Calculate market value; Just because it is a buyer’s market, it does not mean that sellers will accept an offer that is less than actual market value. Have your agent provide a market analysis. If the house has sat on the market for a long time, is overpriced, and/or is not in ideal condition, than a low offer may be justified. On the flip side, if you have found your dream home and it’s priced appropriately, you may not want to go in low and jeopardize losing it. Determine motivation; home sellers are often more willing to accept a low offer when they have good reason, i.e., job relocation, financial pressures from the lender (short sale or pending foreclosure), or multiple mortgages. Look for clues in agent comments or ads such as “must sell”, “sellers motivated,” “make any offer,” or “sellers will consider all offers.” Don’t misinterpret these signals; sell-
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When a low offer is negotiated to a point of agreement, a win-win outcome is achieved. Sellers can “move on” while buyers “move in”! 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.
46 Spirit Ridge Lane 3Br/3Ba; 3,058 sq ft; 96 Acres MLS #497415; $839,000
Work less and play more! Enjoy low maintenance living in Stone Orchard with all the comforts of a detached home with much less upkeep and chores. This spacious end unit with backyard patio is surrounded by open space and mountain views. Live on one level with minimal steps; first floor has master, office, morning room, great room, and extended gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops, double wall ovens, stainless steel appliances, island, and pantry. Other extras include: 2 car garage, security system, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and Verizon DSL. Approximately a half hour to Charlottesville and only a short walk to golf, groceries, banking, doctors, and more.
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Selling Tips: Don’t kill the deal; Overcome the initial temptation to reject the offer. Identify the strong points of the offer and reflect on the basis of the offer. Is the house priced appropriately? Does it need updating or repairs? Counter the offer. Homebuyers often make lowball offers in anticipation of further negotiations. Determine other
buyer hot-buttons and negotiate those such as seller paid closing costs, settlement date, or owner financing. Adjust your plan; Be realistic – adjust your expectations within current market parameters; don’t let a good opportunity pass you by because you don’t know when/if the next ready, willing, and able buyer may surface. If you are unable to reach an agreement and are not in a position of having to sell, wait for a fair market offer or consider selling later when the market favors sellers.
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ers still have the option of accepting, countering, or flat out rejecting. Write a clean offer; don’t clutter the contract with contingencies. If you must first sell a house, then don’t expect the seller to accept a low offer and have a delayed closing. Appear strong, qualified, and ready to close within a matter of weeks. Consider alternate cost- saving tactics; Instead of a price reduction, ask for seller paid concessions such as closing cost credits, renovation or repair credits, or tangible goods such as furniture and appliances.
Wow – this is amazing inside and out! Log home with exposed beams and solid rock fireplace perched on a hill overlooking a stocked pond and the Blue Ridge Mountains… and that isn’t even the best part, the home is privately situated on 96 acres! As a full time residence or vacation retreat, settle in and enjoy true peace and quiet, while still being within a mile of Route 151 and within 25 minutes of Charlottesville and UVA. Just one visit and you will know that this is a special place. From the stone pillars that welcome you along a meandering paved drive to the top of the hill and a clearing for the log home with 3 or 4 bedrooms and a master suite, pond with dock, barn with full loft, and 2 bedroom studio with covered deck. The land is mostly wooded with a good mix of mature hardwoods, and is bordered on the entire north side by Meriwether Creek. From the house, you can actually hear the bold creek as it cascades through the mountains. This may be the perfect place to call home, if you want character and NOT cookie cutter, if you value privacy, and if you need space for a studio, workshop, or hobbies. Come see if it has the “wow” factor for you!
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(Mole + Vole) Vs. Man Gardeners often misdiagnose what is happening in their landscape and what critter or factor is ultimately responsible for poor plant health or even death and lawn tunneling. Of the two creatures this article title mentions, the mole, is relatively easy to get rid of while the other, the vole, is a bit more difficult. ‘Methods to the madness’ (and I mean MADNESS) of ridding your landscape of these varmints can be some simple, methodical steps or, in the case of the movie Caddy Shack, mutually assured destruction. Moles are tunneling, underground carnivores feeding on grub worms or Japanese beetle larvae that live beneath the ground. Each year, as the grub worms move into the upper 2-4 inches of soil to feed on your fescue, the moles move in and begin their network of tunnels to feed on them. Although their damage is more immediately visible, the mole itself should never be the target of your arsenal – instead simply go after their food source, the grub worms. During the months of July and early August, grub worm activity on your lawn is at its peak and it is during this time that they are easily destroyed an application of an insecticide ‘Imidacloprid’. Sold under a variety of names (Merit, Advantage, Admire), this insecticide, applied as a granule, is dissolved by water and then taken up by the plant. When grub worms feed on the roots of plants treated with Imidacloprid, they will die a long and painful death (no, it is quite fast – I just like the thought of it being a l-o-n-g and painful death!). Don’t I wish there was a ‘silver bullet’ for our next arch enemy, the vole. Unlike the mole, there are a number of kinds of voles and they are largely vegetarians – consisting of an extensive diet of orchard and landscape plants. Largely all you will see are small, quarter-sized holes at the base of your favorite plant. Damage
is often detected too late and you are left with just remnants of what you purchased at the garden center with little to no roots left to sustain it – death is imminent. There are a number of methods available to control voles by using bait or sulfur gas to kill the rodent. When using baiting stations, homeowners can purchase rodenticides that are largely anticoagulants that kill the vole over a period of successive feedings on the chemical. Since the chemical acts slowly, the vole doesn’t become ‘shy’ to the material and death is within a number of days. These baiting stations are in random areas around the landscape and are protected by a large rock, a shingle or any other water proof material so as to allow the chemical to largely stay in a dry, accessible area for extended feeding by the vole but inaccessible to pets. Baiting has been going on in orchards for years and is largely the best known way to target the vole and eliminate the problem. Caution should be practiced to be sure that the chemical is out of reach of pets (contact your local extension service for more information). Personally I employ the second approach – lighting small bombs that emit a sulfur gas and shoving them into the hole and covering the hole to concentrate the gas. Once the bomb is lit and put into their hole, a toxic sulfur gas is emitted and fills all holes where the vole is living and eating. Usually, after putting a bomb in one hole, you will find a number of other holes by watching for the escaping gas. All holes must be covered so that the gas is concentrated within the network of tunnels that they have underground. Not sure how this attributes to Gore’s ‘global warming’ but it does allow me to light a bomb (fun) and kill one of my arch enemies (more fun). Now if they only had one for deer ...
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asktheDr. By Dr. Steve Schmitz Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Steve, Ever since I sprained my ankle last year I have a tendency to turn it while doing even simple things like walking. What can I do? The pesky sprained ankle-- what a familiar, but hated, injury to anyone who has played sports, hiked, or even chased the dog across the yard. One minute you are running, taking for granted that your feet and ankles will hold you up and then BAM! Down you go with a turned ankle. Sometimes when this happens there might not be any swelling, or maybe just a little, but generally you can get up and put weight on the ankle. Usually in these situations the RICE treatment is all you need. No, don’t put Chinese food on your ankle, Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate it. If you really swell, so your ankle starts to look like a softball, or if you can’t walk on it, or if it just hurts like mad, you probably ought to see your doctor for further treatment.
Either way, doctor or not, it is extremely important to retrain your ankle to work correctly after an injury like this. When an ankle is sprained, the ligaments that hold it together get all stretched out. So, the ankle is loose, and easier to turn again. Also, the nerves in the area get hurt, so they don’t accurately tell your brain where your foot is. What chaos! To get everything back on track, you must do careful stretching of the Achilles tendon (the big one running from the heel to the calf), and range of motion exercises with the foot. I tell people to draw the alphabet in the air with their toes, keeping their leg still. So, enjoy all your foot driven activities and remember to appreciate your ankles! Dr. Charles Cole is a licensed medical doctor based in Afton. Have a question for him? Email him at AskTheDr@ nelsoncountylife.com. Sorry, due to the high volume of messages received, personal replies may not be possible. The Editor reserves the right to edit questions for content, accuracy, and length. This column is provided as a service to readers of Nelson County Life Magazine and is not intended to replace the advice of a physician. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult your doctor.
theperfectfit By Agnes F. Schrider, PT Nelson Physical Therapy
This month’s column is penned by Certified Nia blue belt teacher Betty C. Kerr. Nia Technique Through Movement we find health, wellness and fitness. Nia is a sensory-based holistic movement practice that leads to health,wellness and fitness. Nia empowers people of all shapes, sizes and ages by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Nia draws from the disciplines of martial arts, dance and healing arts. Nia is designed to provide nonimpact whole body conditioning and a cardiovascular aerobic workout. Classes are choreographed to a wide variety of music. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that can be adapted for stiff beginners to highly fit athletes. Each person may have a different goal: to lose weight, build strength, heal physical injury or to relieve daily stress. For each step, stance or pose in a Nia class there are several degrees of challenge or levels that
the individual may choose to tailor a workout that meets his/her goals and needs. All Nia participants are supported by the focus of each class on awareness of sensation in the body and presence in the moment. The ultimate goal of a Nia class is to increase the pleasure of living in one’s body. One of the foundation principles of Nia is The Joy of Movement. It is one of the aspects of Nia that brings people back to classes over and over again and helps them to develop a regular fitness / wellness routine. Nia is a lot of fun. The music, the moves, the magic that are an integral part of a class provide opportunities to relax and enjoy a workout that inspires a sense of excitement about making the changes we need to make to achieve balance and harmony in our lives. Nia is for Every Body. 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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Canoers and kayakers took to the Tye River for a 7 mile Downriver race in which participants encountered Class II/III whitewater.
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Cidermaker Erik Skaar prepares a load of apples for processing.
The colonial beverage of choice makes a
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Arthur Wells, facilities manager at Bold Rock Cidery, stirs a vat of apple juice before it is fermented.
In the early days of Virginia history, hard apple cider played a big role. Brian Shanks – master cidermaker at Bold Rock Cidery – says that cider may have gotten lost in history, but he’s excited about helping lead the resurgence. “It was part of the social fabric,” said Brian, who hails from New Zealand but has fallen in love with Virginia, and Nelson in particular. “I guess what we’re doing now is recognizing this resurging cider and the global phenomenon, but we’re trying to put a more contemporary twist on some of this.”
Brian, who has been working in the cider industry for years and is considered a leader in the field, and his partner, John Washburn (or Johnny Applecider), will start distributing their two brands of cider – the more traditional Crimson Rich, and the more modern Bold Rock – later this month. They don’t want to give too much away about the flavors, but hope to start tastings and tours shortly after distribution tastings at one of the two barns they built on their property in Nellysford and eventually work their way up to a state-of-the-art cidery and cider pub.
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As the newest members of the Nelson wine and beer circuit, John and Brian said they could not have picked a better place to start their cidery. “Well, from a commercial point of view, cideries tend to do well where wineries and microbreweries proliferate,” said John (who claims he read that in Microbreweries for Dummies).
John Washburn and Brian Shanks sample a taste of apple juice fresh from being crushed and filtered.
“It’s a time in history when people are looking for flavor and also looking for local flavor… it’s local, local, local and it’s flavor, flavor, flavor.” John said he acknowledges that, of course, there’s a commercial aspect to Bold Rock, but says the venture has a lot of heart going into it, as well. He said he plans for the cidery to be local and green – it has an orchard on the property, and they reused the wood that needed to be felled for construction of the cidery. Most of all, Bold Rock is proud to be making Virginia cider out of Virginia apples – and to be part of the Nelson craft community.
“The wineries and breweries here have been so successful and I think what we’re doing is adding a little bit of extra flavor with something just a little bit different,” added Brian. “The beautiful part of it is we do all work together and I think the sum of all of us is greater than any one individual – the more of us there are, and the better
we do, the better it is for the district.” John said he is proud to be part of the identity of craft beverage makers in Nelson. “When we talk about flavor, we talk about how it’s bold,” he said. And, as they say – “Fortune Favors the Bold.” NCL
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Let us take care of that “Honey Do” list! Carpentry Painting Plumbing Electrical Repair & More! Chris Barksdale is
The Honey-Do Handyman Serving the Rockfish Valley
Blue Ridge Medical Center provides comprehensive family health care services to our community, including:
MAC’S Country Store FRIED CHICKEN The Best Around Burgers – Salads – Sandwiches Selection of Va Foods and Wines Eat in or take out. Worth the drive! DELI
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• Primary & preventative health care for everyone, • Physical therapy, • Laboratory & X-Ray, • Referrals to specialists in your area, • On-site pharmacy • Counseling & behavioral health • School-based nursing in Nelson County Public Schools, • Rural Health Outreach Program (RHOP), • & coming soon – Pediatrics! We accept most insurances, including Medicaid & Tricare. Assistance is available for those with little or no insurance. We are always accepting new patients! To make an appointment, please call 434-263-4000 4038 Thomas Nelson HWY, Arrington, Virginia 22922
PHOTOGRAPHY by YVETTE STAFFORD
A spring time tradition, Cardinal Point Winery hosted the Band Fair 10, an annual fund raiser for North Branch School. Live music, cake walk, and wine. What more could you want?
Experience the Sunrise Side of the Blue Ridge. From our mountains to the mighty James River. Wear yourself out at our wineries, breweries and eateries, then hit the sack in a cozy cabin or bed & breakfast.
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Nelson County Visitors Center nelsoncounty.com 434.263.7015
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saturday june 2 Clothes Closet Free clothes closet. 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Oak Hill Baptist Church, Roseland. 434-277-9534
Oak Hill Baptist Church, Roseland. 434-277-9534 Mud Bog Proceeds benefit the Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Gates open at 9 a.m.; first truck at noon. $10, adults; kids 12 and under, free. 434-361-1826
saturday june 16 Tins for Tunes Concert Series and Food Drive Featuring Paulo Franco and the Rateros. 4 to 8 p.m. Cardinal Point Winery. $10 or 5 non-perishable food items. 540-456-8400
sunday sunday june 10 sunday june 3 june 17 Bluegrass Music Bluegrass music featuring Grassy Ridge with Pam Ward. 2 to 4 p.m. Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm. Free. 540-943-4716
Nature Day Birding hike and activities throughout the day. Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm. Free. 540-943-4716
Old-Time Mountain Music Featuring Bread and Butter String Band. 2 p.m. Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm. Free. 540-943-4716
monday june 11 monday monday june 4 june 18 Ballroom and Social Dance Lessons Each month features a different style of dance. No partner required. 7:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Nelson Center, Lovingston. $ 540-353-3036
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group For caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s and/ or dementia. 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays. Blue Ridge Medical Center, Arrington. 434-263-4000
saturday june 9
Summer Reading Summer Reading Program Kickoff and Ice Cream Social. 4 to 7 p.m. Nelson Memorial Library. 434-263-5904
Theater Games A acting workshop for teens. Registration required. Grades 6 to 12. 6 p.m. Nelson Memorial Library. 434-263-5904
tuesday june 12 friday Adults Summer Reading Kickoff Featuring a movie based on our favorite bail bondswoman. 6 p.m. Nelson Memorial Library. Free. 434-263-5904
wednesday june 13 Preschool Storytime! Featuring stories about lions. For ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m. Nelson Memorial Library. Free. 434-263-5904
Clothes Closet Free clothes closet. 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.
Midsummer Music at Mountain Cove Vineyards Proceeds benefit Anne Buteau’s Team Trec USA Fund. Music by Kim and Jimbo Cary and Bluzonia. 5 to 10 p.m. Mountain Cove Vineyards. 434-263-4946
Junior Ranger Camp
Time is money. We’ll help you save both. Bookkeeping
Payroll Services Accounts Receivable & Payable Quarterly & Yearly Tax Prep
On-line banking assistance On-line bill payment service
Notary Services & More!
Yes! We make house calls!
TAYLOR MADE BUSINESS SERVICE, LLC • Michelle A. Taylor p: 434.361.2208 • f: 434.361.2131 • TaylorMadeSvc@gmail.com
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For ages 8 to 12. Continues June 30. Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm. 540-943-4716
saturday june 30 Wintergreen Adventure Challenge A 7-mile, 20-obstacle course in support of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports. Continues July 1. Wintergreen Resort. 434-325-2200 Studio Open House Featuring the work of Nan Rothwell and Nancy Maxson. Nan Rothwell Pottery, Faber. Through July 1. 434-263-4023 Want to be included in our datebook? Visit NelsonCountyLife.com and click on “Submit an Event.” We’ll try to publish as many events as possible, space permitting. Deadline for next month’s issue is the 15th. Sorry neighbors, event MUST be in Nelson County or benefit an organization in Nelson County to be included in the print edition. Events in area counties can be included online, however.
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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 Chen’s 73 Calohill Dr., Lovingston, VA 434.263.8865 Chirios Pizza Valley Shopping Center 2777 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.9188 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 Lovingston Cafe 165 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8000
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
Simpson’s Hollow Bed & Breakfast 580 Simpsons Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.6380
Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast 10273 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 540.456.6844
The White Pig Bed & Breakfast 5120 Irish Road, Schuyler, VA • 434.831.1416
Blue Ridge Getaways Nellysford, VA • 434.361.0034 Camp Blue Ridge Montebello, VA • 540.377.2413 Cox’s Creek Cottage 296 C & C Lane, Roseland, VA • 434.277.5566 Dutch Haus Bed & Breakfast 655 Fork Mountain Lane, Montebello, VA 540.377.2119 Fallen Oak Bed & Breakfast 353 Mimosa Lane, Faber, VA • 434.361.1011 Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast 929 Wilson Hill Rd (Rt. 665), Arrington, VA 877.263.7750 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 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
Shadow Mountain Rentals 15644 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Montebello, VA 757.424.2884
Tye River Cabin 6011 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA • 434.238.2430 Wintergreen Resort Wintergreen, VA • 800.266.2444
wine&beercountry Afton Mountain Vineyards 234 Vineyard Lane, Afton, VA • 540.456.8667 Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzers Shop Rd. (Rt. 151), Afton, VA 540.456.8020 Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery 9423 Batesville Rd, Afton, VA • 540.456.8400 DelFosse Vineyards & Winery 500 DelFosse Winery Lane, Faber, VA 434.263.6100 Devils Backbone Brewing Company 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA • 434.361.1001 Flying Fox Vineyard 27 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, VA • 434.361.1692 Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1266
Cat Rock Antiques 9704 Patrick Henry Hwy, Roseland, VA 434.277.8049 Claudia’s Florist & Gifts 121 Main Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.5848 Logos of Wintergreen Mountain Inn Lodge, Wintergreen, VA 434.325.1125 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 Zestivities!, ExtraZ! & HomeBrewZ! 2469 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.0004
Lovingston Winery 885 Freshwater Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8467
a.m.FOG 9264 Critzer’s Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.7100
Mountain Cove Vineyards 1362 Fortunes Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA 434.263.5392
Critzer Family Farm 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA • 540.456.4772
Veritas Vineyards & Winery 145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, VA • 540.456.8000 Wild Wolf Brewing Company 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 434.361.0088
Dickie Brothers Orchard 2552 Dickie Road, Massies Mill, VA • 434.277.5516 Drumheller’s Orchard 1130 Drumheller Orchard Ln., Lovingston, VA 434.263.5036 Fitzgerald’s Orchard 728 Harper’s Creek Lane, Tyro, VA • 434.277.5798
Walton’s Mountain B&B 6401 Rockfish River Rd, Schuyler, VA • 434.831.1384
Wintergreen Vineyard & Winery 426 Winery Lane, Nellysford, VA • 434.361.2519
Resort Reservations & Country Cottages Afton, VA • 540.456.8300
Thai Siam Take-Out 4137 Tye Brook Highway, Colleen, VA 434.263.8577
Royal Oaks Cabins in the Mountains 45 Royal Oaks Lane, Love, VA • 800.410.0627
Blossom’s Flowers, Gifts & Crafts 911 Front Street, Lovingston, VA • 434.263.8227
Saunders Brothers Orchard 2717 Tye Brook Hwy (Rt. 56), Piney River, VA 434.277.5455
Vito’s Italian Restaurant 8181 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8688
Sarah’s Mountain Retreat Cabin 406 Fish Hatchery Lane, Montebello, VA 540.377.6458
Blue Moon Antique Mall & Bookstore 8230 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8890
The Apple Shed 14815 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 434.263.8843
Thai Mex II Valley Green Shopping Center, Nellysford, VA 434.361.1400
Flippin-Seaman, Inc. – Seaman & Silver Creek Orchards 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro, VA • 434.277.5824
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G REAL ESTATE Wintergreen Resort Condo 2 bedroom, 2 bath Wintergreen Mountain condo. $800 month, short-term or long-term rental. Rent includes utilities and cable. Fully furnished. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted By: Erlene Hendrix 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 757-377-1209 $800/month Amazing House for Rent in Nelson Co. Beautiful large 3-4 BRS, 3.5 bath home on 30 private acres. EVERYTHING new inside. Fireplaces, Soap stone counter tops, whirlpool tub, screened porch, privacy, creek, walking trails and more. Available. Posted By: Jody Morgan 22967 - Roseland/Lowesville/Massies Mill 540.461.1733 $1200/month Cozy Mountain Home to Share Seek compatible housemate; mature, single, responsible, quiet. Smoker OK. Animal friendly. New home w/ Old World Charm — lovely, spacious, comfortable, on 22 acres. Private space: - 2 large rooms, full bath, separate kitchen, private deck Common areas: - open plan living room – dining room, radiant heat, laundry, conservatory with wet bar, wood/gas fireplace, bonus room, decks, screened porch, garden space available, landscaping, water garden, ample storage. hike, ski, bike Posted By: Leslie 22932 - Crozet 434 361 1224 $700 Roommate Wanted Mature, responsible female seeking same to share house in Afton. Bedroom, private bath, share common areas: kitchen, living room, family room, yard, porch/deck. Animal lover a must (1 dog rules the roost). Beautiful views, convenient to all
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WANTED Mower needed Need person with riding mower to mow 1-2 acre yard in Afton off of Rt. 151 near Goodwin’s Creek. Needs to be mowed 1 to 2 times per month. Please call if available. Posted By: Vaughan Webb 22920 Afton 540-420-8068 $Negotiable house cleaner Careful reliable cleaner wanted every other week. Posted By: Jane Strauss 22938 - Faber (434) 263-8294 $call for details Fill Dirt Wanted – Red Clay Looking for some red clay to build up washed out dam at pond on Route 810 (off of Route 6 – midway between 29 and 151). Please call (434) 263-4775 if you have some available. Thanks. Posted By: D. Rowe 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-2634775 $can discuss
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FARM/LIVESTOCK 100 Lbs Seed for Wild bird forage Wildflower and native grass mix. Blended for quail habitat with lots of wildflowers and native grasses. Good for all birds. We purchased more than we needed on our farm. Enough for 25 acres. Priced really low to sell. Labeled for 2009 but these native seed stay viable for years. Posted By: Stan Driver 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434 760 0550 $100 Firewood Firewood – $80 per pick up load. Hardwoods – oak and locust. Posted By: Tim Kent 22980 - Waynesboro $80 per load
ANTIQUES Antique Farmhouse PINE DINING ROOM TABLE SET + 6 Maple Chairs I’ve absolutely loved this table and the maple Windsor style chairs are quite comfy. It measures 30” high by 81” long by 31” wide. I even have a couple of tablecloths that I’ll throw in. The antique dealer I got it from had said it came from a farm house in England in the 1920s. I have removed and then put a fresh coat of furniture wax on it every few years. The chairs are solid maple and are so strong. Pics on Craigslist. Posted By: Deb 434-361-1247 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen $500
PETS Airedale puppies AKC Airedale pups ready for new homes mid-May. Taking reservations/deposits on these super intelligent, loyal, fantastic family dogs. Both parents are farm family dogs who come from hunting lines. Airedales DO NOT SHED! Reserve yours today! Posted By: Jace Goodling 22920 Afton 434-531-6166 $450-500
Christina DePierro 22920 - Afton 540456-6325 $150/OBO
EQUINE Australian Saddle for sale Used Australian saddle for sale in very good condition. Email darbyfarm@ gmail.com). Posted By: Kendall Cole ALBEMARLE COUNTY $250 Appaloosa X mare for sale For sale “Penny” She 14.1, goes English, currently jumping 2’ 6”. She had a colt 2 years ago. Not certain about her age, between 15-20. She needs a confident intermediate rider. She is not spooky or flighty, but can be lazy. She is very smooth and comfortable to ride. She has been with three other horses and gets along pretty well in a herd. Current neg. Coggins. Email darbyfarm@gmail. com for more information and pictures Posted By: Kendall Cole ALBEMARLE COUNTY $750
FURNITURE Couch+Wing Chair+ottoman Light Beige background with some blue/green coloring in material. Brand is Norwalk and furniture is in excellent condition. I will send pics if you are interested. Posted By: Chestney 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434361-1247 $375 Memory foam Brand New! Full size 6” memory foam mattress. Just as comfortable as Tempur-pedic. Nellysford. Posted By: Stephen Lotz 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen $100 Sofa Sleeper – Queen Size Floral (Cream & Blue)Queen Sized Sofa Sleeper in Good Condition. Posted By:
Reproduction Pine Dining Table Beautiful pine reproduction dining table, 38” x 72”, light stained top, black painted legs. Posted By: Lynn Luessen 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-325-7864 $125 Kitchen table and chairs Very good table and chairs (4); ideal for apartment kitchen or small home kitchen; purchased from Storehouse Furniture. Posted By: R. Browne 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 703.465.5636 $99
VACATION RENTALS Seeking event space in barn/ farm/pavilion Seeking a barn, farmhouse, pavilion or other clean, rustic space with floor and roof to rent for a lowkey party for 65 guests in spring next year. Please contact me at email@example.com for details. Posted By: Lenore NELSON COUNTY $400-700
HOME & GARDEN Robotic Pool Cleaner Inground Brand new in box Nitro wall climber. Posted By: Toni 22920 - Afton 540 456-8728 $399
AUTO REPAIR Sunnyside Laquer Thinner 457 3 ~ 5 gal containers of Sunnyside Laquer Thinner 457. Unopened. Posted By: Brenda Wilhelm 24440 - Greenville 540-3374144 $40
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Marlo knows Nelson! Get the buying and selling advantage, call Marlo. 434-996-3525
4Br Stone & Log Home on 10 acres! Nellysford; #491797; $424,900 226 Timbers; #488684; $89,900
Walk to ski slopes! Fully renovated condo w/ loft bedroom; sold furnished w/ WPI; ideal location beside Mountain Inn activities! 1Br/1Ba
River Ridge Ln; Lot 6; #472525; $84,900
Hike to the river from this property! Private, mostly wooded, gently rolling, w/ pasture and mtn views & wet weather stream; 5.65 ac
Arrizona Ln; #495438; $99,900
Amazing views, privacy, and affordability! 18 mountain top acres with 180 degree views with selective clearing; ~ 5 miles from Route 29
Finance a Wintergreen Condo! Scan the QR codes or call Andy for more details.
Andy Zemon www.TheZemonTeam.com 434-202-7371
591 Edgehill Way; #485809; $249,900
The American dreamâ€Ś white picket fence, gently rolling yard w/ garden area, paved drive, screened porch, basement, 3Br/2Ba; 2.26ac
1063 Devils Knob Loop; #489989; $399,900
Great mtn views & golf front on coveted Devils Knob Loop! 4 bedroom suites; stone fireplace; furnished; 2,310 sq ft; 4Br/4.5Ba; WPI
1477 Ledges Condo; $129,900
End unit w/ windows on 3 sides & spectacular mountain, valley, and ski slope views! Income generating; furnished and updated; 1Br/1Ba; WPI
158 Wood House Ln; #493503; $439,000
Spacious, custom built home w/ privacy and upgrades; screened porch, balcony, deck, stone trim & fireplace; 3,000+ sq ft; 1.72ac; WPI!
486 Bryant Mountain Rd; #497710; $549,000
At base of Wintergreen on 11.24ac w/ mtn views & river frontage; custom finishes; 1st flr master; gourmet kitchen; 3Br/3.5Ba; 3,371 sq ft
Livebeautifully in Nelson County Marlo G. Allen, Assoc. Broker 434-996-3525 InsistOnThatGirl.com
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