Wintergreen Bulletin Board

June 2, 2019
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• We had been trying to have our driveway sealed for over a year. It was an extremely frustrating experience. Most contractors did not bother returning phone calls. (We hear this complaint from all our neighbors and friends in the area, no matter what they are trying to have done. And then, it’s as if contractors up their price because you live in Wintergreen!) Our original request to have our driveway repaired and resealed was in the spring of 2018. In the summer of 2018, the paving contractor completed only half the job and had not communicated with us (as of spring 2019) about completing the sealing. We finally contacted R Williams Paving & Sealing. From day one, they were excellent about communicating–whether to make an appointment for an estimate, scheduling the job, or rescheduling when the weather was an issue. We are extremely pleased with the resealing job they just completed, and they were cheaper than other contractors! We highly recommend them. Submitted by Sybil E. Martino
• For the Wintergreen Bulletin Board's Consolidated List of Recommended Service Providers, 2014-2018, go here.
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 Pete Gatje has been a VDOT Adopt-A-Highway volunteer on two sections of our local highways for 18 years. "Recently I turned 82 and decided it is time for me to retire from litter removal on our highways," he says. He's looking for someone to organize a group to take over the roads he has kept attractive. "As long as you stay off the highway pavement, the work is not dangerous. Most of the litter pick-up is done in the spring and fall," he notes. Read more about his two projects HERE (PDF), or call Pete Gatje at 434-361-1309, or email him at Read about the VDOT Adopt-a-Highway Program HERE.
Announcements & News
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• Nellysford's Stoney Creek Pharmacy closed on May 28th. Read Bob Ladd's letter to the community about his decision shut down the business HERE.

• Finding someone to do a one-time professional shred just a few of boxes of personal records (tax records, old wills, etc.) is very difficult here. Good news: There will be a free "Document Destruction Day" on Saturday, June 15 from 10 am to 2 pm at Nelson County High School [map] sponsored by the Nelson County Chamber of Commerce. More details HERE

• Wintergreen Music Festival (formally known as Wintergreen Performing Arts) starts in a month. There is something for almost everyone. How to keep up with all the live music that is being offered ? Sign up for their email news. Go to their homepage HERE and look for the huge orange box. It's free, quick, and easy.

• The Wintergreen Sporting Club's boating group has a trip down the South Fork of the Shenandoah River set for Monday, June 17th. See the details here.
Not a member of the WTG Sporting Club? It's only $25 a year. Learn more here
• Shingles two-part vaccine (Shingrix) is now available at Blue Ridge Medical Center in Lovingston.  Call their pharmacy at 434-263-4810 any weekday except Thursdays. Submitted by Maria Spence
• Wintergreen’s professionals and volunteers won three major awards from the region’s Emergency Medical Service coordinating council. Read more
• Among the dozens of announcements in the June issue of the Rockfish Valley Community Center June newsletter, the topics that caught our eye include free movies, pickleball, and they have a commercial kitchen they want to rent out. Read it here
• This year's Fourth of July fireworks at Wintergreen Resort will be on... July 4th. (It's a Thursday.)
For Sale, For Rent, or Free
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• For Sale: Mad River Canoe. Malecite model. Fiberglass with wood (ash) gunwales; 16.5-ft long. It works well for both a single or tandem paddlers. New ones cost about $3,000. This is the iconic design made for over 30 years. Not a garage queen but a canoe that has proven itself in the ocean, cruising the James, and on extended trips. Read reviews on Two Old Town paddles included. $625. Contact

• For Sale: Sears 5-cu ft. chest freezer. Working well, clean. No issues. Just not needed. Asking $65. Buyer should be able to pick it up. Contact Veronica Marghescu at
• For Sale: EuroCave Wine Storage Unit.  Holds approximately 160 bottles, stands around 6.5 feet tall. Only 2.5 years old; like new condition. Selling because of moving. Purchased for $2,500, asking $1,500. Details: Barb Schmuggerow, 540-292-9669
• News: SEVERAL VERY SMALL DOGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE at the Nelson County Humane Society/SPCA Almost Home Pet Adoption Center. Almost Home has recently obtained many designer breeds. Visit, click on OUR ANIMALS and type in DOGS. So as to ensure the best fit of a home for each of the dogs, Almost Home screens potential owners (and builds a list of those seeking dogs) and sometimes does home visits, vet checks, etc. Little dogs like these often find good homes quickly.  Matching your energy level to the energy level and size of your dog is the key to success with any new dog. Contact Flower Vankan at 434-361-0190 to learn more about a specific dog. She can put you in touch with the foster care person who has the dog. Submitted by Flower & Ed Vankan
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 A referral is needed for a company that can change the heating of our house from electric to gas. We currently have a gas range and fireplace but would like to expand the entire house to gas. Contact Veronica Marghescu at
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Wintergreen Bulletin Board editors: Charles Batchelor, Becca Elliott, Helen Lindsay

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