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Sage Garden owners Roberta and John Mann and their golden retriever Tara.The proposal. It’s one of those family stories their now grown children have heard countless times. John and Roberta attended the same high school in New Jersey, but never met until they ran into each other in Colorado several years later. They started dating and discovered how much they had in common. When John felt it was time to pop the big question, Roberta had a question for him.

“Yes, but only if we live on a farm,” she replied. “I’m going back East to be closer to my family, and I’m going to buy a farm. Are you on board?”

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Kelly Williams owns the Painted Horse Ranch.The Painted Horse Ranch Bed and Breakfast isn’t all things to all people, but it could be exactly what you need.

Kelly and Mike Williams own the Painted Horse Ranch just east of the Hardware River on Rt. 6. They call it home and so do about a dozen horses the couple train. Kelly envisioned having a place on their peaceful ranch for people who come to have their horses trained could stay and relax.

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Staff at Lake Monticello Primary Care includes Marnie Woods, Gail Pillow, Karl Clebak, Angie Clebak, Kim Bednar, Allison Wilk and Debbie Harlow.Dr. Karl Clebak and his staff at Lake Monticello Primary Care greeted community members at an open house held Friday (Sept. 28).

The primary care doctor took over the University of Virginia Health Systems affiliated practice after the recent retirement of Dr. Susan J. Moore.

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Karen Dragotta of Palmyra and independent director with The Pampered Chef –received the company’s Excellence Award in Personal Sales this month. Consultants who receive an award for Personal Sales have reached a minimum of $55,000 in commissionable sales.

“I am honored to be recognized for my success with The Pampered Chef,” Dragotta said.

Dragotta was honored during the company’s annual leadership conference.

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Leslie, Christy and George Cushnie enjoy their new tasting room. Photo by O.T. Holen.Fluvanna’s only winery is growing more than grapes.

Thistle Gate owners George and Leslie Cushnie have opened a tasting room, though the official grand opening is scheduled for early October.

 

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