Wintergreen Bulletin Board

July 14, 2019
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• There is an excellent dog boarding facility in Piney River. Camp Merricks also offers behavior assessments in your home and tailored owner training programs. With over 30 years of experience working with dogs through training, showing, rescue fostering, and assessments, Denise Merricks understands dog behavior and socialization. More information: Submitted by Flower & Ed Vankan, 
• For the Wintergreen Bulletin Board's Consolidated List of Recommended Service Providers, 2014-2018, go here.
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 Tim Haden is looking for recommendations for people who are offering tree cutting and firewood services. Email Tim at
• Anyone interested, male or female, in joining others to play the French sport pétanque with open arrangements–behind the DeVine Cafe on Wintergreen mountain (near the dog park)–is encouraged to notify Allan Blum, MD; 325-9133.
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• The Nelson County Service Authority will hold a public hearing this week on the major water and sewer rate increase proposed earlier this year, says The Nelson County Times. The paper says the monthly base service fee on the Wintergreen Mountain system for water is now $41.85; for sewer, it is $47.05 ($88.90 total). If the increase is approved, rates would rise to $45.99 for water and $54.10 for sewer ($100.09 total). A part of the proposed increase is to help fund major improvements to Wintergreen's wastewater treatment system. More details in The Nelson County Times.
Looking for cool? Head to the mountain this week
and check out the Wintergreen Music Festival, going on NOW
The current weather and forecast as of Sunday, July 14, 6:55 am via
• How about a "free" concert on the mountain this morning at 11 am? Treat yourself to a Sunday brunch at The Summit, Wild Wolf Brewing, or The Copper Mine, then check this out. 
...And, at 3 pm today there's THIS!

• Lots & lots of music this coming week, but also there is also a first-rate cooking class on Tuesday afternoon and again on Thursday afternoon.
• See the new "barn" at Valley Road Vineyard on Thursday (July 18) when the WTG Music Fest uses this venue for the premiere of a Michael White Quintet. There will also be a set of Ella Fitzgerald-inspired jazz favorites performed by violinist Meredith Riley. Drinks at 5:30 pm, performance at 6:30 pm. Tickets & details here.
• Friday night will unique and different as the Wintergreen Music Festival has revamped its celebration of all things bluegrass. The (July 19) evening will feature Love Canon, "a band that combines the great hits of the 80s and 90s with a mountain music sensibility." (video)   Tickets and more details
The Wintergreen Music Festival runs until August 4th. See the entire calendar
• The Nelson County Habitat for Humanity merged with the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity on July 1. Details here.
• Start gathering your stuff. The date for the Annual Yard Sale at Wintergreen's Tuckahoe Clubhouse has been set: Saturday, September 7. That's less than 7 weeks away.  Details HERE.
• Benefiting Adipsy, Wintergreen Resort's All About Brew Golf Tournament will be at Stoney Creek Golf Course on July • Benefiting Adipsy, Wintergreen's All About Brew Golf Tournament will be at Stoney Creek Golf Course on July 29. Open to all, it's a fun 18-hole competition offering gross and net prizes. Local breweries will be competing for the Brewer’s Cup Trophy, awarded to the team with the lowest gross score. See details HERE.29. Open to all, it's a fun 18-hole competition offering gross and net prizes. Local breweries will be competing for the Brewer’s Cup Trophy, awarded to the team with the lowest gross score. See details.
• A new bocce ball court in Spruce Creek Park should be finished this week when the sand goes down. A set of balls will be available at the court from dawn to dusk. Are you a bocce specialist? The Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center's Executive Director would like to hear from you. Email Lou Siegel at
• Also, Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center's Historic Tools Exhibition by Gene Hughes continues until September 3.
The SK8 Nelson party has become the largest summer event at the Rockfish Valley Community Center, attracting hundreds of participants and enthusiasts from around the state. Make plans to be there on Saturday, July 20th from 4 to 9 pm. Read more.
• And, see the July issue of the RVCC newsletter here.
• Last Thursday the Waynesboro, Va., Office of Economic Development and Tourism announced the launch of their new tourism website,
Wintergreen Sporting Club has a busy week coming up
• This afternoon (July 14) at 2 pm the archery group will be shooting on their range in the woods on the mountainside. Learn more here.
• On Monday, members of the club's pistol and rifle group have a practice. See the details.
• On Tuesday, the archery group meets at their range at Rodes Farm at 9 am for their weekly practice and coaching.
• Also on Tuesday, the WSC biking group will be riding the Virginia Capital Trail, see their plans here
   Note: Several biking ladies here are now looking to do short rides together around Stoney Creek. Interested? Sign up for the club's free emails HERE & check "biking."
• Then, on Wednesday morning (July 17), there will be a Davespecial boating group event on Lake Monacan with Wintergreen Adaptive Sports' Dave Shreve (right) offering tips on kayaking. Everyone is welcome to come out to Lake Monacan from 10 am to noon and hear about kayaking, enjoy a cool drink, find out about the sporting club, and see how the resort has improved the views of their lake in Stoney Creek. (map HERE)
• Also, just a few steps away from Lake Monocan is the stocked trout pond, managed by WPOA and the WSC's fishing group. See the details about all of Wintergreen's fishing ponds here.
For Sale, For Rent, or Free
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• For Sale:  2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 x 4. Original owner. 61,500 miles. Excellent condition. All maintenance records. Black Forest Green exterior, Grey leather interior. 5.7 liter V8, 6-speed automatic transmission Quadra-Trac II 4WD with select-Terrain. Heated, powered lumbar front seats. Panoramic sunroof. Tow package. Roof rails. Media center Sat/CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/Nav/Bluetooth/backup camera. $14,250. More photos available on request. Call Mark or Doreen Stapleton at 434-361-1182.
• For Sale: Lotus Grill, which is a smokeless grill that is great for apartments and condos. $95. It has been used only twice and made great steaks for us. Comes with lighter fluid and carrying case. See for more information. Call Doris Marsh at 434-812-3038 or email
For sale: Wood table. $50. Call Charlotte Jaeger at 434-325-2193.
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Wintergreen Bulletin Board editors: Charles Batchelor, Becca Elliott, Helen Lindsay

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