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Wintergreen Friends Bulletin Board

March 10, 2019

I unreservably recommend Arclincia Cooke (Clincy) as an exceptional caregiver who cared for both my parents for a year and a half before they passed away.  My father suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and then a broken hip and my mom was very frail with dementia. Clincy is a warm, loving, and very capable caregiver whom the whole family, including my parents, came to love. As you know, when caring for the elderly, many difficult situations arise but  Clincy is a problem solver who came up with many amazing solutions. She is honest and trust-worthy, and we had no qualms about leaving her alone in our home with my parents and gave her total control of their care, knowing they were in the best hands. She managed scheduling and handling visits from nurses, social workers, aides, and other volunteers from Hospice along with ordering and dispensing medications. Clincy is also very responsible, punctual, and flexible. I don’t think there was anything that I ever asked her to do that she did not happily do. I credit her with keeping my mom’s spirits up after my father’s death with her upbeat and engaging personality. Anyone would be lucky to have her. Linda Hobson 540-456-6812
Anyone have a suggestion on where to buy a dishwasher that will deliver to a condo, install, and remove the old one? Thank you. Adrienne Scruggs


Come join the Crozet Lions Club at a Silent Auction and Pasta Dinner on Saturday March 23 from 4:30 to 7 pm at Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 St. George Avenue, Crozet. The Silent Auction ends at 6:30. The menu is penne pasta in Neapolitan marinara sauce with beef meatballs, green beans, rolls with butter, dessert and soda. In addition to terrific auction items, professional entertainment includes talented local juggler Danny Hodges, face painting by Expressions, and live music by Blue Country. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted at the door. 100% of the money raised is given to sight and hearing programs, as well as other important local programs. The Crozet Lions provide direct financial assistance to those in our community who could not otherwise afford eye glasses or hearing aids.  For further information, contact Mike Capps at
The Nature Foundation is offering an Afternoon Tea and Trail Talk program on Thursday, March 28, 3pm. Mountain woman Karen Gerlach was recently featured in SWVA Living magazine for finding her passion for hiking after age 50! At this afternoon tea time and talk session, Karen will share her inspirational stories of overcoming her distaste for nature and how she progressed from pavement power walks to trail power walking. Karen has successfully created an active women’s hiking group in Radford. Come and enjoy some delicious afternoon tea, cookies and comradery! Held at The Trillium House. $3/TNFW Member, $6/Non-Member.
Trout Pond opened for fishing to Wintergreen property owners on February 26 and the trout are cooperating. The WTG Sporting Club has received multiple reports of nice trout catches by anglers fishing the ponds. The weather is a bit tough right now but the trout are hungry and eager. WTG property owners are reminded not to forget their orange Trout Pond badge as the Wintergreen Police are checking.
If you have any photos of your catch please send them to the Wintergreen Sporting Club at Good luck! Reminder: For the first several weeks of the 2019 season each authorized angler may keep only one trout per day. WSC members will be emailed when and if WPOA changes this limitSee all of the special rules for the Trout Pond HERE.
Wintergreen Real Estate is looking for a weekend receptionist to work in the Stoney Creek Office.  Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 5pm.  Good salary and a great work environment.  Call Barbara Frazier at 434-361-0500.

RVCC House Concerts — In the Rockfish Lounge, Friday March 15. This acoustic duo, Bob Taylor on guitar and Carolyn Stone on bass, are local musicians who are involved in the Nelson County music community.  You may know Bob from Rapunzel's and Carolyn from organizing music for the Nelson Farmers Market. Bob and Carolyn specialize in eclectic harmonies and showcase songs from the 50's and 60's. The show starts at 7:30pm. Cover: $7 members, $9 non-members. Refreshments available.  

To all veterans and those who honor them: The Vietnam War Foundation and Museum (presently located in Ruckersville) will be moving to Nelson County. The museum is filled with Vietnam War era memorabilia, including two helicopters flown in the war, many military vehicles used at the time, murals on every wall, floor to ceiling, depicting the countryside, and displays including a typical Vietnam village and a model of the “Hanoi Hilton.”  All to honor our veterans and to educate the public.
What makes it unique is it is a “hands-on” museum.  You can sit in the helicopter or jeep, hold replica firearms, and touch the prisoner’s cage. It took the owner and curator, Craig LaMountain, many years and nine trips back to Vietnam to recover most of the items.  Other veterans and their families have provided items because they want to contribute to this vital part of our history.  Hundreds of school students have joined the numbers of veterans who have visited the museum. Mr. LaMountain opened the museum nine years ago as a dedication to his brother who died in Vietnam, but whose body was never recovered.  Mr. LaMountain suffers from agent orange, and as his health declines it is very important to him that this unique “experience” continue to live on to honor our veterans.
A loan from a private party funded the purchase of the assets, but the present task is to find and fund a location for the museum, preferably along US 29 in Lovingston.  Eventually, the plan is to expand the museum to include information and memorabilia to honor veterans of other wars such as the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

We need your help -- to be a part, to share your story, to keep this part of our history alive, to recognize veterans to whom we owe great respect and appreciation.

Persons to contact:  Tom Oakley        Larry Saunders       Sue Wood
For Sale, For Rent, or Free
For Sale: 2 mirrors, one large rectangle, panel appearance, 56w x 35h, $165; the other, oval and "sun appearance" approximately 25w x 38t including sun's rays, $125. David Clayton, 434-226-1001 or
Free:  Tall cat tower, tan color. David Clayton, 434-226-1001 or
For Sale: Roll-up style Truxedo bed cover for Toyota Tacoma (2005-2012, and probably other years with same body and bed style).  Excellent condition with all hardware and installation instructions.  Won't fit the bed of my new truck.  $375. David Clayton, 434-226-1001 or
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