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Wintergreen Friends Bulletin Board

May 5, 2019

• Scott Franklin just completed installing stone veneer over our foundation, and he and his crew did a fabulous job. He approaches his stone work as if it's a piece of art. He can be contacted at 443-906-9711. With many years of experience, Scott definitely knows what he is doing and takes his job very seriously. Reasonable prices too!  Submitted by Bob and Cynthia Turk,, 434-361-1707.
• We are looking for roofers to give us estimates on replacing our roof at Wintergreen. Does anyone have a  recommendation? Lenore Magrum,
Recycle—Don’t Toss—Your Unused Computer!  We all have them - perfectly good computers that we no longer use because we upgraded to newer ones. Consider donating that unused computer to a deserving family in Nelson County.
Ready to help is your neighbor, Joe Steele, a member of the nonprofit Nelson County Community Fund, who accepts pre-owned Windows computers, monitors, and printers. Joe refurbishes, repairs, and updates (with additional memory, larger hard drives, etc.) donated computers. The hard drives are wiped clean, and a new operating system and software targeted to school-age children are installed.
Complete, updated computer systems, including the PC, monitor, speakers, printer, are given to the Monticello Area Community Action Agency. MACAA distributes the systems to Head-Start families, and families with school-age children who use computers in school but do not have their own computer at home. Joe has donated more than 160 computers to deserving families through this program. To schedule a pick up/drop off of your used computer system, contact Joe Steele at 434-361-1597 or
•  Friday, May 17 at 7:30 pm, in the Rockfish Lounge at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. House Concert with Dr. Levine & the Dreaded Blues Lady. This energetic duo, comprised of Lorie Strother on vocals and Stephen Levine on guitar, performs a diverse selection of acoustic music styles. Though blues is their focus, they also sometimes surprise audiences with Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Classic Rock tunes.

Lorie Strother can't remember a time when she wasn't singing because it came so naturally. She has been performing and recording her interpretation of acoustic blues since the early 1990s. Stephen Levine is a historian at the University of Virginia who studies and teaches about the evolution and cultural significance of blues music. He started playing the guitar when he was eleven years old; after his first listen to Robert Johnson's Crossroad Blues, he became obsessed with classic pre-war blues. Cost is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. Refreshments will be available. 
• If you like to enjoy and keep up with the variety of activities and events that happens at Wintergreen Resort, be advised that the weekly schedule, This Week at Wintergreen, now is only available digitally. According to the Resort, in an effort to streamline communication, keep flexibility to add and update hours of operation, and to be environmentally sensitive, they will no longer have printed copies of This Week at Wintergreen around the resort.  If you'd like to have it delivered to your inbox click here to sign up; just select the option for This Week at Wintergreen. Or you'll find the link to the newest edition of This Week at Wintergreen in the green Current box in the top right corner of any page on the website. 

• Join your neighbors at Joyce's Lunch! The Third Monday of every month the Rockfish Valley Baptist Church (3395 Rockfish Valley Highway, just north of Stoney Creek's entrance) offers a free open lunch to the entire Nellysford community. The next lunch will be held May 20. You are invited. No RSVP needed. Called Joyce's Lunch, the lunch goes from noon to 1 pm. Questions? Email Pam Thomas at or call Barbara Hardy at 434-361-1253.


• There is an annual water testing event in Nelson County (in May this year) where you can get a $300 analysis of your household drinking water for $60 from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. It's confidential, your information does not go into a public database. The steps to participate: 
  1.  Register with Extension's Nelson County office before May 10th by calling 434-263-7180 during business hours; provide your name, address, phone and email. 
  2. Bring a check for $60 (payable to Nelson County VCE) and pick up your water testing kit at Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC) between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 15. 
  3.  Drop your completed test kit off at RVCC between 8:30 am and 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 22. 
Your test results will be at the Nelson Extension office on Wednesday, June 19th. There will be a meeting with specialists that day at 6:30 pm in Lovingston to answer questions. If you cannot make the meeting, the test results will be mailed to you. More details in the brochure/registration form HERE.  

Nelson County Community Orchestra has two unique offerings this spring:

Ensembles Concert - Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm - St Mary's Church, Lovingston. Enjoy the variety of NCCO's Wandering Minstrels with winds and string ensembles, duets and trios performing a collection of spring inspired melodies while supporting Unity in Community and NCCO!

Orchestra Spring  Concert - Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4 pm - RVCC, Afton. 'Beethoven, Bizet and Bond' - Symphony #1, Carmen Suite Selections and Themes from 007  will be performed by our full orchestra with guest vocalist, Sydney Ford and a performance by students in the Music Magic String Education Program!

Admission to both performances is free. Donations are always welcome to help support the orchestra and selected nonprofit partners. For more info visit our website  or our Facebook page  
For Sale, For Rent, or Free
For Sale: Thule 650 Adventurer car top cargo box $150.  Well-loved and traveled roof cargo box. It's huge and held the skis (and then some) for a family of 5. It's nearly 92" long with a 23" overhang from the rear mounts to the back of the box -- too large for our current cars. Complete with keys, box plunger locks, crossbars, and locking mounting feet for raised station wagon rails. Contact John Taylor,

For Sale: Folding bike by Dahon. $300. Has only been used a few times. Contact Mark Ritter at 561-889-4448 or email 

For Sale: Automobile car top carrier w/ kayak carrier made by Thule. $400. Contact Mark Ritter at 561-889-4448 or email 

For Sale: Macintosh Pro w/27” monitor, Wacom Monitor, G-Drive 8TB Drive with lots of accessories. $1995. Contact Mark Ritter for more information at 561-889-4448 or email 

For SaleSolid light oak framed loveseat and 2 matching chairs. Tight weave solid fabric cushions are reversible. Extra support design.Perfect for office, play room, or den. $150 for all 3. Ready for pickup on Devil’s Knob. Please contact Lynn at 215-834-1311 or
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