Smith Mountain Laker Magazine MayJune11
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SMITH MOUNTAIN AKER SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM E2 LAKER 011 MAP! INSIDE FRE ag z n DAVID BALDACCI FROM SUPER-STAR AUTHOR TO LAID-BACK LAKER SUMMER KICKOFF TOP LAKE ACTIVITIES FISHING 101 � MARINA GUIDE GO BY BOAT! ON-WATER EATERIES 2 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Welcome to Emerald Bay Village Homes, Lake Access Homesites and Equestrian Property Available A peaceful, gated residential community featuring Village Homes and building lots with access to Smith Mountain Lake. The homes offer beautiful southern architecture boasting covered porches, white picket fences, trails and park-like landscape. Interior features include stately columns and moulding, luxurious baths, dramatic archways, balconies, and elegant lighting. Community boat ramp and dock. Initial buyers at Emerald Bay may join The Waterfront Country Club within 30 days of closing with no initiation fee. Saturday, June 11, 2011 � 12:00 � 4:00pm (Rain or Shine) Emerald Bay (Rt. 616, Scruggs Rd) Live Entertainment � Pig Pickin' Wine (Brooks Mill) � Ice Cream (Homestead Creamery) See the fold-out cover in Real Estate for more information TASTE OF EMERALD BAY 540.721.8659 www.smithmtnlake.com � 2011, An independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Prudential is a service mark of the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Equal Housing Opportunity. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 3 NEW PATIENTS ARE WELCOME 540-721-3800 www.lakedentist.com Bryan G. Sicher, DMD Building Healthy Smiles YES! We are here for you and it is good! We provide Complete Care for you and your family. Specialty services are our routine. We place and restore Dental Implants which means that you won't need to travel to other dental specialists for them. Our list of services is too long to print, so please call or stop by. We'd love to meet you. Offering a full range of services to the SML community for 21 years. Located next to Dairy Queen � Scruggs Rd., Moneta, VA 4 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER where quality of life exceeds cost of living! visit: JaneAtTheLake.com email: Jane@JaneAtTheLake.com Smith Mountain Lake o ers the quality of life you've always dreamed of at a cost of living you can easily live with! Whether you are looking for a unique property or interested in retirement living options in our area, please use my site to help narrow your choices and expand your understanding of our wonderful community. Take a virtual walk through tour of my feature homes, evaluate all your choices, then call me for one-on-one expert help and advice. - Jane Sullivan Horne �2011, An independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate A liates, Inc. is a service mark of the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Equal Housing Opportunity. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 5 Take a good look. 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So your only problem is deciding what's more amazing � the finish or how long it lasts. At least you have a long time to think about it. Flood� SWF-SOLID Color Wood Finish � 540-721-2276 w w w s h o labor, less o m More protection,. less p c a p p s . c often. � Contents Smith Mountain Laker Magazine | May/June 2011 ON THE COVER PROFILE Best-selling author David Baldacci leaves the danger and the drama behind when he and his family retreat to their Smith Mountain Lake home. Story by Elizabeth Hock Photography by Micah Gaudio 46 DOCK DINE 10 restaurants to try by boat this summer & Waterfront Dining Guide 85 RESTAURANTS One of the best things about summer at SML is eating lakeside. But before you head out, check out our comprehensive dining guide for details on SML's on-water eateries, including a map to help you navigate your way if you plan to go by boat. W hether you're looking to grab a quick bite while out on the lake for a full day of water activities or planning an elegant special-occasion dinner, going by boat always makes the experience extra fun. Smith Mountain Lake has more than a dozen restaurants where you can dock and dine, and, in keeping with the Laker's 10th anniversary theme, we've identified 10 best bets for you to try this season. However, you can turn to Page 92 to get a full list of waterfront eateries with contact information, in-season hours and a map to help you navigate your way. -- Andie Gibson, Editor SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 3 Summer Fun Guide 58 Recreation� A look at why fishing is among the most popular pastimes at SML SUMMER FUN 2011 SML GUIDE 66 History� Like Laker Magazine, Bedford's National D-Day Memorial is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer 73 Guide� From water sports to winery tours, we've put together an exensive list of ideas to keep you busy all summer long 82 MarinaDirectory� A handy reference detailing the amenities offered at SML's many marinas We offer even more ways to love the lake! smithmountainlake.com � SML Map � Laker Weekly � facebook.com/LakerMagazine SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 7 Add AMBIANCE to your walkways, decks and docks! GO GREEN, with the eFlame bulb. Stand out from your neighbors by adding beauty and elegance to your lake property. The eFlame has the appearance of a Real FLICKERING Gas Flame! Replaces the standard WEDGE BASED BULB in just seconds. Annual electricity cost for 10 eFlame bulbs is only $5.30, with a bulb life of 20 YEARS!! www.e amelighting.com 8 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Buy eFlame bulbs online at Contents Smith Mountain Laker Magazine | May/June 2011 DEPARTMENTS 10 14 Publisher's Note News&Notes� Laker Media has relocated its offices to Westlake Towne Center and will introduce a handy new publication in May 17 Shorelines 17 TaketheLakerWithYou� A look back at the many places readers have taken the magazine over the years � and 10 of our all-time faves! LakeHomes� How Byron and Nancy Yost transformed their circa 1970s home from dated A-frame to cozy Craftsman Lake&Garden� Top tips for Smith Mountain Lake gardeners looking to add a punch of color to their landscapes On the Water� A fateful accident led to the perfect name for one SML couple's boat 26 26 37 54 Savor 85 94 Restaurants� 10 restaurants to try by boat this summer season (plus a few extras!) Spirits � Winemaking has become a popular hobby with lake residents WIN $1,000! 69 94 LANDSCAPE CONTEST Social Seen 101 Out&About� Check out who was in attendance at the annual SML Lion's Club Reverse Raffle 78 82 Calendar� Best bets for events in May and June, plus a look ahead to July activities Laker Map � Locator map and advertiser index It's not too late! Turn to Page 44 to find details on entering our 4th Lovely Laker Landscape Contest! Laker Real Estate On the Flip � Turn your Laker over to find homes for sale in and around the lake region We offer even more ways to love the lake! smithmountainlake.com � SML Map � Laker Weekly � facebook.com/LakerMagazine SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 9 publisher's note May/June 2011 to just about any lengths (or depths) to show off the Laker. And I'm not alone. Laker readers are a dedicated bunch and, over the years, have eagerly shared their affection through one of our most popular features, Take the Laker With You. The gist is you travel to interesting locations, take a copy of the magazine and snap a photo with a cool background -- historic landmark, stunning scenery, quirky attraction. From Aruba to New Zealand, the Laker has been all over the globe. For this issue, as part of our special 10th anniversary coverage, we've plotted all the submissions we've printed over the years (more than 100) and chosen 10 of our all-time favorites to reprint. It starts on Page 17. Of course, staying right here at SML is pretty great, too, especially now that the summer season has arrived � just ask David Baldacci, who lives here part time with his family. Laker Weekly editor Elizabeth Hock profiles the best-selling author starting on Page 46. In this issue, you'll also find our annual Summer Fun Guide with a primer on fishing the waters of SML, a feature on the nearby National D-Day Memorial (which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011) and a guide to SML marinas. If you're wondering why this issue is wrapped in plastic, it's so we can provide every reader a copy of the 2011 Laker Map. With a large, easy-toread format and directory of area restaurants, shops and more, it's a reference you'll want to keep handy all season long. Enjoy the summer at Smith Mountain Lake! SMITH MOUNTAIN AKER STAFF Andie Matt Elizabeth magazine As you can see, I'll go Published by Laker Media 272 Westlake Road, Suite 1, Hardy, VA 24101 Phone: 540.721.4675 � Fax: 540.721.4627 smithmountainlake.com Publisher Mark Vosskamp Editor Andie Gibson Creative Director Matt Brown Copy Editor Elizabeth Hock Sales Executive Tim Dye Photographer Huong Fralin Graphic Designer Janette Saviano Support Specialist Mary Buchanan Tim Huong Janette Mary CONTRIBUTORS Writers Catriona Tudor Erler Ferne Hale Jerry Hale Amy Hanek Lynda Imirie Gordon Kendall Lindsey Wagnon Photographers Jennifer Chaconas Catriona Tudor Erler Micah Gaudio Frances Pratt Ted Pratt Rick Ries CONTACT INFORMATION Mark Vosskamp, Publisher Advertising 540.721.4675, ext. 409 firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial 540.721.4675, ext. 402 email@example.com Subscriptions 540.721.4675, ext. 401 firstname.lastname@example.org Calendar items email@example.com From the Archives The Laker commemorated the 40th anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake in its May/June 2006 issue, which included a specially designed logo printed on a silver foil cover. The issue included a retrospective highlighting significant lake milestones such as the year SML reached full pond (1966), the Virginia Dare's arrival (1989), filming of the movie "What About Bob?" (1992) and the opening of Kroger at Westlake Towne Center (2003). JULY/AUGUST 2011 DEADLINES Advertising scheduling and materials May 27 Calendar submissions June 1 �2011 Times-World LLC, The Smith Mountain Laker Magazine is a community publication solely owned by Times-World LLC. It is published for the residents of Smith Mountain Lake and is subject to Times-World LLC editorial policies. The views and opinions are those of the authors. The opinions expressed, unless otherwise noted, should not be construed to be those of Times-World LLC or its affiliates. Lists are for reference only and do not necessarily imply approbation. Paid advertising does not represent an endorsement by this publication. Content cannot be reproduced without written consent from Times-World LLC. All rights reserved. Real Estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968. 10 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER SOLD. You'll be sold on the experience of buying or selling your home or property with two of Smith Mountain Lake's premier agents. We are committed to offering our clients "Excellence in Every Setting" at Smith Mountain Lake. 540.520.2401 Vicki MILLEHAN SHELTON 540.797.3177 firstname.lastname@example.org www.debbieshelton.com email@example.com www.VickisLakeHomes.com #1 Sales AGENT with Prudential Waterfront Properties in the last 15 years with over 250 million in sales. Scan with your mobile phone. Scan with your mobile phone. Waterfront Properties �2011, An independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.Prudential is a service mark of the Prudential Insurance Prudential is a service mark of the Prudential Insurance Company of America. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 11 KEVIN A. MELE, P.C. Certified Public Accountant "Serving The For Over 29 Years" Smith Mountain Lake Area TAX SMARTS TAX SMARTS 2011 IS A CRITICAL YEAR FOR TAX PLANNING ROTH IRAS: A SMART TAX IDEA FOR CHILDREN Self-directed IRA Consulting Invest your IRA funds in: Real estate (commercial & residential) Secured mortgage notes & deeds of trust Promissory notes Private placements (Non-public closely enterprises) Services include: Self-directed IRA account establishment Non-taxable funds transfer Formation of holding entity Supervision of closing transaction P ersuading your children who work for your business to make retirement contributions may not be easy, but investments in Roth IRAs may be the wisest possible use of their earnings. The nature of Roth IRAs, coupled with the effects of long-term compounding, can create exceptional returns on such early investments. Although contributions to Roth IRAs are not deductible, earnings within the accounts (such as interest or dividends) are not taxed and qualified withdrawals, such as first time home purchase expenses, death or disability, are completely tax-free. Tax-free compounding can result in sizable accumulation in a Roth. For example, if a 15-year-old contributes $2,500 for each of four years, and the account earns 5% annually, the fund will be worth about $85,000 when the child reaches age sixty. Your child's contributions to a Roth IRA (excluding the earnings) can be withdrawn at any time without triggering taxes or penalties. This flexibility can be used to fund college expenses for your children when needed. The owner's ability to deduct contributions is the one advantage a traditional IRA offers over a Roth IRA. However, this feature is relatively insignificant for most young earners. The first $5,800 of a child's 2011 income will be entirely sheltered by the standard deduction, and any earnings above $5,800 are likely to be taxed at very low rates. This year, most working people can contribute up to the lesser of their earned income or $5,000 to a Roth IRA. Couple this advantage with the ability to make contribution withdrawals makes for an effective tuition savings program. Please give me a call if you would like to discuss the above issues or for any other assistance concerning your individual and business accounting and tax needs; please feel free to contact me at (540) 297-4204 Kevin A. 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Through the use of an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) and other advanced construction methods our homes have a significantly higher indoor air quality than a conventionally stick built home. What this means for you is a quieter home with significantly less indoor air pollutants which will make living in your new home much more enjoyable for years to come. Testimonials "You heard what we were trying to accomplish, and you made it happen. The house was finished on time. The price was what we expected it to be. There were no surprises." - Jane and Gene Ervin 540-297-4045 SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 13 news & notes | FROM LAKER MEDIA We've moved NEW ADDRESS 272 Westlake Road, Suite 1 Hardy, VA 24101 Phone: 540.721.4675 � Fax: 540.721.4627 Web: smithmountainlake.com Laker Media relocated its offices in April. The publisher of the Smith Mountain Laker Magazine, Laker Weekly and a variety of annual publications can now be found at Westlake Professional Park, behind Kroger on Virginia 122. Y SHO P � DIN E � PLA AKER & SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 1 201 ORY T EC DIR W NE Look what's new Laker Media is excited to announce a new publication available just in time for the 2011 summer season. Laker Out & About is an indispensable guide designed to help residents and tourists navigate SML's abundant dining, shopping and recreation options. Produced in a handy digest size, Laker Out & About is available at the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza, the new offices of Laker Media and select Laker Magazine racks around the SML region. 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FRANKLIN COUNTY: Kroger Shopping Center, Rocky Mount 540.483.0779 Follow us on Facebook Carters_LakerAd_April11.indd 1 4/13/2011 9:07:17 AM 540-483-5605 BEDFORD COUNTY: 540-297-5605 www.davisheat.com 540-725-5605 ROANOKE COUNTY: SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 15 16 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Feedback We at the Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina would like to sincerely thank you for your wonderful coverage of the Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys this year (November/ December 2006). As you know, many children of need will benefit from this event. It was a heartfelt surprise to see the current cover of the Laker magazine. Your cover picture of the Virginia Dare decked out in Christmas lights and the Flotilla for Toys title was beautifully done. As much can be said for the Flotilla for Toys cultural event writup and associated pictures of last year's event. Smith Mountain Laker. com magazine has, since its inception, been the premier magazine at the Lake and we value our association with you. Once again, we Flotilla For Toys take the laker I just spent two hours scanning and reading the November/December issue. Congratulations! This has to be the BEST issue ever. Great stories, graphics and a host of new writers. It just knocked me out. It appears all is well at Smith Mountain Lake and the Laker. Fred Tscheulin Georgetown, TX John Parrish John's Rods Moneta, VA TAKE THE LAKER WITH YOU 10 fully appreciate and thank you for the promotion of the Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys this year. Alice and Lynn Swain Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina Huddleston, VA Feedback Shout Out From Texas were excellent. Since those articles were published, my Bamboo Fly Rod business has opened up a web site that provides more information about my rod-making business. Anyone interested in finding out more about it, or interested in purchasing a custom-made fly rod, can visit www.johnsrods.com. Thank you again for the articles. joined this campaign to do something special for your neighbors and yourself, let us hear from you soon. The more we have, the more we can do for everyone, regardless of age, ability, background or even ability to pay. Dave and Cindy Cappellari Co-chairs SML YMCA Capital Campaign Editor's note: Fred Tscheulin is a former SML resident and freelance writer for the Laker who recently moved to the Lonestar State. Fishing for Compliments I want to thank Laker.com magazine for the wonderful articles you published in your September/October 2006 edition on my fly fishing here in the SML area and my Split Bamboo fly Rod making business. I thought they were very well done and the photos Barbara Reynolds of Moneta Barbara Reynolds of Moneta took took the with with her to Russia the Laker Laker her to Russia last in 2005. photo was taken by summer. This photo was taken by her husband Tom inin front of the her husband, Tom, front of the 15th Century Wall of the Kremlin 15th Century Wall of the Kremlin in Moscow. Tom reports that the in Moscow. Tom reports that the magazine was a "big hit" with magazine was a "big hit" with their traveling partners. their traveling partners. The Smith Mountain Laker. com magazine has been a consistent and generous On behalf of the Smith resource to the SML Mountain Lake YMCA Chamber of Commerce in family, we would like to communicating business thank the Laker magazine and event information for your support of the to the community. Your YMCA's "Turning Dreams coverage of chamber events ... Into Reality!" Capital such as the SML Business Campaign. Your coverage in Expo, Corporate Cup, SML the July/August 2006 issue Wine Festival and Fall Chili was a great help in getting Festival each year has been the word out to the Smith beneficial to the success of Mountain Lake community. each endeavor. The SML The outpouring of Chamber can always count generosity throughout on the Laker to provide visual the Lake area has been and detailed information on overwhelming and we are our businesses and events proud to announce that through its articles, photos our SMLY Campaign has and calendar. Speaking for exceeded $1,000,000 in the Smith Mountain Lake pledges and gifts! Based on Chamber of Commerce, I that explosion of support, would like to express our the Y's Board of Directors is appreciation to the publisher, ince expanding editor and staff at the Laker now looking at Laker Magazine's inception nearly 10 years ago, I've edited the initial hundreds of stories on Smith Mountain Lake � its fascinating building plans for your longstanding help, to include a gymnasium, cooperation and excellent people, have an coverage. Thank you. which would lively events, abundant recreational opportunities. But, indoor, floor-level walking track.undoubtedly, the feature I've received the most feedback on from The new facility Vicki Gardner already includes a fitness Executive Director readers is Take the Laker with You. center, indoor and outdoor Smith Mountain Lake tennis, racquetball, aerobics Chamber of Commerce Barbara Reynolds of Moneta sent in the first submission in late space, an outdoor ball field, 2006 and itoutdoor the January/February 2007 issue. In the photo, ran in WRITE TO US! a playground, walking track, and so much husband,to know Reynolds holds an issue of the snapped by her We want Tom, what you more. The new SMLY will think. Send e-mails to letters@ be a Laker in front of the Kremlin in Moscow. And while entries didn't great addition to the smithmountainlaker.com or mail entire Lake community, and to 95 Westlake Road Suite 203, Hardy, VA we soon had start pouring in right away, 24101. Include your we look forward to opening name, address and telephonea steady stream of Lakers the doors in 2007. submitting enough number. Lettersfill a be edited photos to may half page. If you haven't yet for clarity or length. Chamber Appreciation YMCA a Dream Coming True S The feature continued to grow in popularity and, at the end of 2008, we expanded it to a full page. Thailand, Belize, Italy, South Africa, Serbia, Greece, Fiji and China are just a handful of the J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 0 7 1 locations to which readers have taken the Laker over the years. We've featured four local soldiers serving in Iraq and one in Kuwait. And three readers have coaxed participation from semi-famous people � country singer Darryl Worley, IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher and Keith Colburn, captain of the "Wizard," one of the boats featured on the Discovery Channel series "The Deadliest Catch." CONTINUED NEXT PAGE SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 17 shorelines | TAKE THE LAKER WITH YOU AGRA, INDIA March/April 2010 Mary and Steve Campbell of Moneta traveled to India in September 2009, making stops in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur and Jaipur. The couple is pictured here at the Taj Mahal in Agra, built in 1631 by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen Momtaj Mahal. The Campbells described their travels as an enjoyable, educational and enlightening experience. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 Thanks to Take the Laker, I know where Eva Peron is buried, that Oregon's Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States (and seventh deepest in the world), where Tanzania is located and countless other interesting facts. My co-workers will tell you I get excited (probably too excited) when photos come in featuring Lakers in countries we've never included before. Through the years, several submissions have been so interesting we thought they merited stories in our sister publication, Laker Weekly. One recent feature detailed the hectic life of lake resident Josh " J-MO" Miller, guitar technician for pop sensation Justin Bieber. Another chronicled a sweet story about Rod Pitta, a part-time Laker who took out an ad in a Key West, Fla., newspaper while he and wife Bev were there celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. In it, he asked those who saw the couple around the resort city to offer their condolences to Bev for "putting up with me for all these years." In honor of the magazine's 10th anniversary, we've compiled all of the Take the Laker submissions and pinpointed them on a map, which follows on pages 24-25. More than 100 have run in the magazine and dozens more are posted on our website, smithmountainlake.com (unfortunately, we can't publish them all). In addition, we've chosen 10 of our all-time favorite submissions � ones where readers have gone the extra mile to include famous landmarks, unusual attractions or stunning scenery � and are re-running here. Thank you to everyone who has gone to the effort of staging a shot, snapping a photo and sending it in for Take the Laker. We hope you'll keep them coming for many more years! -- Andie Gibson, Editor MOUNT EvEREST March/April 2009 Mary and Bernie Smith of Moneta took the Laker to new heights while on a 16-day trip through Tibet with National Geographic Expeditions in September 2008. Pictured with the couple at the base camp of Mount Everest (16,404 feet) is guide Peter Hillary (middle), son of Sir Edmund Hillary, who, in 1953, became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The Smiths said a highlight of their trip was seeing the sunrise reflecting on the summit from the Pang La Pass (17,000 feet). Send Us Your Photo! Take the Laker with you on your next adventure and e-mail us your photo with a famous landmark, unusual attraction or stunning scenery in the background. And if you run into someone famous, be sure to include them in the fun. 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Professional, courteous service since 1974 riddickroofing.com firstname.lastname@example.org 20 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER travels | TAKE THE LAKER WITH YOU ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA September/October 2008 From left, lake residents Ann and Peter Coriasco, Judy and Russell Johnson, Carol and Ernie McConnell and Jeannie and Don Printz took not only the May/June Laker but also our sister publication, Laker Weekly, on a two-week cruise in June 2008. The couples sailed out of England and visited several cities in Scandanavia, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia. This photo was taken in front of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia. MONETA, WYOMING January/February 2009 GIzA, EGYPT November/December 2009 Nick Karavatakis of Union Hall took this photo of daughter Olivia and wife Phyllis at the Great Pyramid of Giza while on vacation in June. The family traveled to Egypt, Cyprus, Greece and Germany to celebrate Olivia's graduation from East Tennessee State University, where she earned a degree in engineering. "We took the Laker with us on the whole trip to show friends and relatives where we lived," Nick said. Loretta McLaughlin took this photo of her husband, Don, in front of a sign along U.S. 20/26 welcoming visitors to Moneta, Wyo. (population 5). "We never saw anything except a crossroad, not even a house," Don said. "We did see the sign and had to back up for the picture." The couple, from Union Hall, traveled 8,500 miles on a 30-day trip in the summer of 2008. Don said highlights included the Pacific Coast of Oregon, Yellowstone National Park and Galcier National Park. ThE GREAT WALL OF ChINA January/February 2008 Jack and Mary Kuhn of Moneta took the Laker with them on a two-week tour of China in September 2007. In addition to the Great Wall, the couple (parents of Laker Editor Andie Gibson) visited numerous cities and cruised for four days down the Yangtze River. Mary said another highlight of the trip was visiting the Terracotta Army, a collection of 8,099 largerthan-life figures of warriors and horses that date back to 210 B.C. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 21 shorelines | TAKE THE LAKER WITH YOU SAN FRANCISCO May/June 2008 Brad Vogel and his dad, Bob Vogel of Moneta, picked an idyllic spot in California to pose with the Laker � in front of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Brad, a 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech, is a senior software engineer with HP-Palm in the Silicon Valley. Mom Janet Vogel, who took the photo, said, "This is our second-favorite scene in the United States, second only to the panoramic mountain/lake view coming down the entrance hill to Bernard's Landing." ThAILAND & AUSTRALIA July/August 2007 Moneta globetrotter � and noted Thai chef and cooking instructor � Mantana Heim took the Laker with her on two trips in 2007. Mantana is pictured holding the January/Februay issue of the magazine at the famed Sydney Harbor in Australia and at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. zERMATT, SWITzERLAND November/December 2008 MITChELL, SOUTh DAKOTA May/June 2008 Lorraine and Doug Conary of Hardy pose with the Laker in front of the Matterhorn. Located on the border between Switzerland and Italy, the mountain peaks at 3,376 feet and is part of the Pennine Alps range. The Matterhorn has four sides that face the four compass points and derives its name from the German words matte, meaning meadow, and horn, which means peak. Greg Coombs of Moneta took the Laker with him to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., established in 1892. Every spring, the multi-use center is completely covered with thousands of bushels of corn, grain and grasses arranged into large murals designed by local artists. The facility hosts concerts, sporting events and stage shows. 22 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER If you dream it ... we can build it. M.H. Eades, Inc. Custom Homes your top custom home builder in Smith Mountian Lake. We will build you the house of your dreams on your own lot. Specializing in Traditional as well as Green and Eco Friendly dream homes. we will help turn your dreams into a reality with the custom built home you've been dreaming of. M.H. Eades, Inc. is one of the finest custom home builders or contractors you will find in Smith Mountain Lake (SML), Va. We primarily build around With years of experience in the Smith Mountain Lake the lake and the outlaying areas such as Bedford, area, we have built a reputation for being the custom Lynchburg and Roanoke. If you want quality custom builder known for quality and value. With M.H. Eades, homes then you want a quality custom builder, and Inc. you can choose your lot, tell us your dream, and that's M.H. Eades, Inc M.H. Eades, Inc. Custom Homes is honored and proud to be the builder of three of the homes on the 2011 Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour shown here. As you tour these beautiful homes, be sure to note the craftsmanship and quality that went into each one. For more information on the homes, visit www.smlcharityhometour.com 2011 Home Tour Homes! www.MHEades.com 540-719-4306 SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 23 10 O Lakers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mary and Steve Campbell Mary and Bernie Smith Greg Coombs Nick, Olivia and Phyllis Karavatakis Jack and Mary Kuhn Brad and Bob Vogel Ann and Peter Coriasco, Judy and Russ Johnson, Carol and Ernie McConnell, Jeannie and Don Printz Don McLaughlin Lorraine and Doug Conary Mantana Heim Barbara Reynolds Renae and Rex Angel Gerald Bowles Bob and Vivian Tucker Ashley Johoske Mantana Heim Darryl Worley Cherie Fletcher Joanna Woodford and Tiffani Childress Sam Stia Danielle McCroskey Dale Quinn Christopher Whittle Kelly Roark Sam Phillips Don and Christine Hall Photo location Agra, India Mitchell, S.D. Giza, Egypt Beijing, China San Francisco St. Petersburg, Russia 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Moneta, Wyo. Zermatt, Switzerland Sydney, Australia Moscow, Russia Bahamas Dominican Republic Las Vegas Bahamas Bangkok, Thailand Cadott, Wisc. Toledo, Spain Blacksburg New York City Keystone, S.D. Belize Baghdad, Iraq Mahmudiyah, Iraq Baghdad, Iraq Puglia, Italy take the laker 93 69 99 34,80 8 77 41,53,64 6 48 28 22 30,40,79 3 110 44 14,45,49 32 21 51,84 42 17 43,87 55 61 29,76 82,83 12,15,89 13,27,47,60,65 108 52,98 19 106 73 54 103,104 20,67 100 ver the past six years, we've printed more than 100 Take the Laker photos from readers who have taken the magazine all around the world. In addition to our staff's 10 favorites, we've plotted every print submission. Additional photos are posted online at smithmountainlake.com. Don't see a spot where you plan to travel? Take the Laker with you and e-mail a photo with a noted landmark, unusual attraction, stunning scenery or famous person to email@example.com. 97,102 81 Mount Everest North Base Camp, Tibet 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 Phyllis Johnson, Kathy Bryant, Vicky Johosky George and Jennifer Chaconas Donna Meyerhoeffer Jennifer Church Jim Bennett Wayne and Jo-Ann VanVechten Lisa, Wesley and Hannah Oliver Dave and Sharon Moran, Phil and Sandi Rife, John and Sylvia Magri Matt and Andi Pollard Austin Grieg Steve and Mary Campbell Charlie and Lib Walker, Dottie and Dave Wilson Christine and Don Hall Coy, Russell, Trey and Kalee Seneff Ray and Sue Wilson Brian Alcorn and Elaine Pelletier Bianca and Monica Genrty Bill and Karen McCarty Liz Walker and Barbara Quinn Al and Sue Busch Phil Maro and Cruise Planners group St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Fisher Island, Fla. Kauai, Hawaii Port Elizabeth, South Africa Moab, Utah London Seattle, Wash. Coast of Italy Northwestern Iraq Belgrade, Serbia Normandy, France Cashel Bay, Ireland Kona, Hawaii San Diego, Calif. Quebec City, Canada Chicago Panama Canal Las Vegas, Nev. Katakolon, Greece Eastern Caribbean 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 Matt and Aija Pagans Dwayne, Jodie, Johnathan and Nicholas Robinson Carol and Gil Miekina Ellen Jarvis SML Sun Seekers group Chris and Clif Collins Dave and Libby Pearsall Eric Fansler and Bruce Shelton John and Charlene Maresca Brinckerhoff family Vern and Petra Combs Mitch Eanes Terry Jones, Bob Flynn, Patsy Smart Walker Maxey Steve and Cheryl Wilhide Barry and Linda Bosinger Tara and Steve Declue Steve Guill and Kelly Camden Pidge Morgan Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico Grand Canyon, Uninc, Ariz. Cappadocia, Turkey Estes Park, Colo. Aruba San Diego, Calif. Windward Islands Augusta, Ga. Pompeii, Italy Milford Sound, New Zealand Lake Constance (Austria, Germany, Switzerland) Vatican City Por-au-Prince, Haiti Orlando, Fla. Kyoto, Japan Venice, Italy Alcatraz Island, Calif. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Karatu, Tanzania 24 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER 7 9 70 96 94 39 38 85 63,88 18 90 33 109 58 92 75 71 11 72 37 46 74 78 50 36 23,24,25 101 91 95 62 26,35,56,59,105 107 86 66 2 5 16 31 4 1 68 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 Jim and Gail Ulp Vicky Johoske Suzanne and John Beels Don and Caolyn Fink Gary and Carol Doninger Natalia Andronic, Alexandru Lasco, Margareta Pavlov Philip Sheridan and Deanna Cebulash Gary and Carol Noesner Patrick and Ann O'Leary Rod and Bev Pitta Ken and Alma Mathis Wes Williamson Ron and Cheryl Parker Dave and Sharon Moran, Keith Colburn Jim Fralin Don and Susan Jakob Dick and Gwen Kruse, Ron and Sara Shackleford, Tom and Nancy Trotter Heart Island, N.Y. Malolo, Fiji Denai, Alaska Geiranger Fjord, Lom, Norway St. Petersburg, Russia Chisnau, Moldova Gettysburg, Pa. Santorini, Greece Rauma, Finland Key West, Fla. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Suez Canal, Egypt Waipi' o Valley, Hawaii Seattle, Wash. Buenos Aires, Argentina Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico Cozumel, Mexico 93 94 95 96 97 98 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 Bobbi and Bill Virtue John and Charlene Jones Bill and Marsha Ferguson Joanne Hultay, Lisa Laverty, Debi Plafcan and Sarah Fisher Lynne and Cindy Decker McAuley and Cox families Ann and Peter Coriasco Barbara and Ken Dice Perry and Linda Adcock, Roy and Jeane Blevins, Chuck and Margaret Davis, Larry and Donna Broomall, Minnis and Louise Ridenour Constance and Steve Stoneberg Christy and Chad Secraw Bev and Fred Waddell Harry and Melanie Lunsford, Ellen and Mark White Patti O'Bryan and family Tony and Mailyn Cusumano and family Keystone, Colo. Paris Bangalore, India Indianapolis, Ind. San Gimignano, Italy Abacos, Bahamas Skoura, Morocco Aswan, Egypt Budapest, Hungary 99 100 101 102 103 104 Delta Junction, Alaska Delft, Netherlands Kyoto, Japan Stockholm, Sweden Bermuda Curacao 106 107 108 109 110 105 Chuck and Brenda Rowell Marie and Hannah Campbell Christopher Wiseman Roger and Judy Pells, Kathy and Chuck Cope Ted and Linda Saunders Bill and Gale Taylor, Bev and Tom Scott Steve and Susan Dorr, Carol and Ray Traen, Linda and Dave Wilmesher Josh "J-MO" Miller Dale and Pam Finn Carlos Cadavid Joanna Hudzik and Harold Ingram Ted Sojourner Ketchikan, Alaska Bar Harbor, Maine Udairi, Kuwait Bermuda 10 57 Quebec City, Canada Quebec City, Canada Sorrento, Italy Greenville, S.C. Luang Prabang, Laos Medellin, Columbia Brussels, Belgium Teotihuac�n, Mexico SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 25 shorelines | LAKE HOMES 26 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Their place in the sun Story by Ferne Hale � PHotograPHy by Huong Fralin For a house nestled in a shady spot of a lakefront landscape, the name Double Sunshine may seem rather odd to some. But for homeowners Byron and Nancy Yost, the moniker always has been a clear reminder of what they treasure most. "It refers to our daughters who brought so much sunshine into our lives," said Nancy Yost, whose affection for Smith Mountain Lake began in the late 1960s, not long after the lake reached full pond. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 27 shorelines | LAKE HOMES I t was 1968 when Nancy Yost's future husband brought her to Smith Mountain Lake on one of their first dates. Water-skiing was her passion, and she and Byron both loved the lake. After they married, the Yosts enjoyed camping at what is now Foxport Marina on Gills Creek. However, that came to an end with the arrival of twin daughters, Courtney and Tucker, in 1973. A few years later, the couple invested in Double Sunshine, a cozy, nine-year-old A-frame across from Foxport. Through the years, the Yosts remodeled the home numerous times to accommodate their growing girls and changing lifestyle. The biggest modification came in 2006 when they built a large garage and added a foyer and stairway to the footprint of the house. They also expanded upward, adding a second story with dormers for a master bedroom and bath, an office for Byron and a little room Nancy calls her "nest." "I told [architect] Jennifer [Lewis] that I loved our little cabin in the woods, so she helped us keep the rustic feel of the house yet converted it from a weekend place to a home to live in full time," said Nancy. Their new floors, made of recycled antique flooring, help preserve the rustic look. LEFT Homeowners Byron and Nancy Yost now live full time in the lakefront home they purchased in the mid1970s and remodeled numerous times over the years. Now Covering Yo . .. Simple As ur Boat Is As AUTOMATIC BOAT C OVERS Using the world's most advanced boat covering system you can eliminate all the problems of a traditional manual cover and actually use your boat more often. Remote Controlled 28 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER LEFT The secondfloor master bedroom features a clear view of the lake from the bed, which is situated in the center of the room. BELOW The coordinating master bathroom is bright and roomy with abundant storage. GARDEN CENTER Proven Winners Annuals Perennials, Shrubs & Trees Mulch & Pine Needles Weathervanes Decorative Pots Landscape Design GIFT SHOP Florist Willow Tree Angels A Cheerful Giver Candles Specialty Gifts Antiques Gourmet Foods For walkways you can't walk away from. Willow T ree Nursery We're closer than you may think! Located at 300 Old Mountain Road, Penhook, VA 24137 SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 540-576-3031 � Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4, & Sun 12-4 29 shorelines | LAKE HOMES At the time of the major renovation, Byron had recently retired from First Union Bank and the couple had sold their home in Roanoke. They put their belongings in storage and rented a condo at Bernard's Landing for nearly a year. "It was difficult to watch the work being done," Nancy recalled. "They tore out the drywall when rearranging the rooms, and I felt like, `This is my house, and they're destroying it.'" The Yosts said the best thing about the remodeled home is the additional room for visiting family members. "I love seeing the three grandchildren swim, play, fish and swing on the swings that Byron built in the woods," said Nancy. The Yosts said they've attempted to landscape the shady lot a number of times. "We probably should have amended the soil, but we didn't," said Byron. "We were in our 30s and were busy with two little children. Also, we love all the trees, which is part of the landscaping problem. But we have had many lower branches cut off to get more light to the plants and a better lake view." Nancy said, "For a long time, the lake house had always been a place of escape from Roanoke. When we decided to live here full time, I thought I might be lonely. But we have found the lake community to be very welcoming, and we very much like living here." RIGHT The distressed dining room table is perfect for crafts with grandchildren. BELOW A wrap-around screened porch, which was added during a renovation in 1988, is one of the Yosts' favorite features of the home. 30 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Building Basics Year Built 1966 Square Footage Originally 1,760; expanded to 2,880, plus 768 in new workshop/garage Design Style Originally an A-frame cottage; remodeled to Craftsman style Builder Originally Wickline; remodeled by Charles H. Lynch Building Contractor Remodel Architect Jennifer Lewis of Smith-Lewis Architects Interior Designer Lew Snead of Dorn's of Roanoke Landscaping Design by Dan Chitwood; installation by Seven Oaks Landscape & Hardscape While You're Away! We Do That For You! NO More WORRIES About Your Home Enjoy your time away from home! We will customize your home care according to your needs. Call today for a FREE inspection and estimate. FROM TOP The original house in the 1970s; in the early 1980s, the Yosts added a second "A" to the structure, which housed a new master bedroom, bathroom and laundry room on the left side of the house. Today, the home after major renovation in 2006 added a second floor with a master bedroom and bath, an office and a room Nancy Yost calls her "nest." SOLUTIONS 540.354.5555 SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM WORRY FREE 31 shorelines | LAKE HOMES Home Journal Best Use of Space Two Murphy beds � a queen in Nancy's office and single in her "nest" � to accommodate guests and grandchildren. Nancy's Top Spot "The kitchen. If I'm there, I can be busy and yet be part of what's going on in the house, and I can still see the lake." Byron's Favorite Feature "The garage. It has a fridge, a microwave and the old kitchen cabinets. I do projects in there and go there when I'm dirty from doing yard work." We Couldn't Live Without The screened porch. "We often eat there. It also acts as a filter, catching all the wet feet, bathing suits and towels from coming directly into the house," Nancy says. RIGHT Nancy Yost unveils the Murphy bed in the upstairs "nest." BELOW Clockwise from left, a large island in the kitchen accommodates multiple cooks; the Yosts' dining room opens to a wall of windows facing the lake; the home's foyer pops with bright green paint; a birdhouse made by Nancy Yost's brother decorates a lower-level bathroom. 32 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER FINE ART MAKE IT UNFORGETTABLE... TOGETHER A he i ls CUSTOM FRAMING STUDIO PHOTO STUDIO M LGALLERY S GRAND OPENING IN MAY Westlake Area at Scruggs Rd. and 122, next to Food Lion 540.537.0517 SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 33 shorelines | LAKE HOMES "I love gardening, and in an effort to minimize my use of `Byron's' garage, he agreed to build me a potting shed, which I had seen in a magazine," says homeowner Nancy Yost. "We had leftover construction materials, a perfect spot in the woods, and Byron had great enthusiasm for this do-ityourself project." Visit our showroom for Hot Tubs, Chemicals and all your pool supplies Pools, Hot Tubs & Chemicals FREE 34 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Winter cover with any pool purchase. $100-$500 Value 540.489.5556 | 300-B Old Franklin Turnpike, Rocky Mount, VA N O OPEN NOWW O P E N Covered Boat Slips with Electric Hoist/cradle Rentals WaterWheel Marina, LLC W A T E R W H E E L S M L . C O M SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 35 creative I highly recommend the professionals at Kitchens by Connie, they are wonderful to work with, the beauty and functionality of the cabinetry -exceeded our expectations. We get compliments on the design and craftsmanship throughout the house where no detail was Everything you expect from Smith Mountain Lake's most experienced and respected cabinetry company. overlooked. --Cindi Hendricks creative l capable l competitive | capable | competitive Kitchens | Entertainment Centers | Bathrooms | Offices Rec Rooms | Libraries | New Construction | Remodels WESTLAKE TOWNE CENTER | 540.721.4280 | KITCHENSBYCONNIE.COM 36 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER shorelines | LAKE & GARDEN FANTASTIC flowers STOry AND PhOTOgrAPhy CATriONA TuDOr ErLEr by ABOVE AND TOP RIGHT Shrubs, including barberry `Rose Glow' and `Gold Mop' false cypress provide easy-care beauty. BOTTOM RIGHT Summer Snowflake No green thumb? No worries! Follow these expert tips to get great color in your Smith Mountain Lake landscape all season long. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 37 shorelines | LAKE & GARDEN re you hankering for a flower garden, but don't know where to begin? Creating a display that will delight you from spring to fall with hardworking shrubs, perennials, bulbs and annuals can be easier than you think. A Start with good soil We are blessed with many good things at the lake, but fine, friable soil isn't one of them. Good soil is the foundation of a successful flower bed. Without it, your plants will be more vulnerable to insects and diseases, less vigorous, and less beautiful. As Karel Capek wrote in The Gardener's Year, "I find that a real gardener is not a man who cultivates flowers, he is a man who cultivates the soil." Choose Powerhouse Performers There are many excellent ways to build To get the biggest bang for your healthy soil. The dig-free way is to spread buck in your flower beds, plant perennials 5-6 inches of organic material on top of the that will earn their keep throughout the native soil in the area you've designated for Geranium `Rozanne' growing season, providing a long season your bed. The worms will do the digging of interest with a minimum of care. Look for you, incorporating the decomposing for plants that will provide months of flowers, droughtamendments into the ground. While an excellent method of soil improvement, it requires patience as it takes at least a tolerance, freedom from pests, and low maintenance. Do couple of years for the amendments to decompose and the such paragons of perfection exist? Yes! worms to do their work. A border of daylilies and daisies present themselves in a sloped, terraced bed. Alternatively, you can dig or rototill in the amendments. In some parts of SML, where the native soil is dense with stones, it is helpful to dig the areas where you want your beds to a depth of at least 10-12 inches. Throw away the native material, and fill the space with a high-quality, loamy top soil. Be aware that quality control for top soil at the lake is weak. One supplier delivered me clay and another provided river-bottom sand that dried to a concrete texture and was almost nutrient-free. Whichever soil-improvement method you choose, good selections for organic additives include leaves, compost, rotted manure and weed-free straw. 38 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Lakescapes Nursery, located in the Southlake Area of Smith Mountain Lake, has recently expanded to include a new Westlake location conveniently located in the heart of Westlake Town Center, adjacent to the Smith Mountain Building Supply. Both of our locations offer a wide variety of unique and hard to find annuals, perennials, topiaries, shrubs, grasses and more. Additionally we carry an exceptionally impressive array of pottery from around the globe. Come see us for all your spring planting needs! Our services in addition to landscape design and installation, include total property management from mowing, leaf removal, mulching, planting of season color, all the way to container gardening. We work with clients on varying levels, depending on their needs and desires. AN NUA TH A NNUAL 10 T H 9 A W 10 WA 11 AR R D S � 20 D S � 20 A Voted Best Landscaper 2005 - 2010 Voted Best Landscaper 2005 - 2011 by the readers of by the readers of Smith Mountain Laker Magazine Smith Mountain Laker Magazine SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 39 shorelines | LAKE & GARDEN Geranium `Rozanne' is a show stopper. It starts flowering in early summer and continues non-stop until frost. One caveat: it's not deer resistant. However, it's worth the trouble of protecting them for their incredible garden performance. Considered a must-have among Heleniums, `Sahin's Early Flowerer' is an award-winning selection that blooms prolifically for months beginning in midsummer. The red petals, which surround a prominent brown cone, are often streaked with orange and yellow, creating a striking technicolor tableau. Deer resistant, it grows 2-3 feet high. Blanketflowers are another good bet in a hard-working perennial border, especially Gaillardia `Oranges and Lemons.' For a dynamic combination, plant it with Geranium `Rozanne.' The clear blue flowers of Rozanne next to the lemon yellow Gaillardia blossoms that are highlighted with shades of tangerine orange adds zing to the garden bed and the colors play well against the hue of the lake. Gaillardia `Oranges and Lemons,' which mixes well with sun-loving plants, is more commonly known as blanketflower because it used to blanket the North American prairies. 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Box 49, Redwood VA 24146 � Proud member of the following associations 540.489.3715 40 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Mix in Foliage Even the most industrious flowering perennials take time off to rest, so keep those beds looking lively with foliage that keeps on giving. Good possibilities include Hemerocallis `Golden Zebra,' a daylily with yellow striped foliage and golden yellow flowers in midsummer. Heliopsis `Loraine Sunshine,' a perennial sunflower that grows to about 30 inches tall, has white leaves with deep green veining. The yellow flowers are gorgeous in midsummer; the foliage is spectacular all season. Cimicifuga `Hillside Black Beauty' has striking, almost-black foliage. An added bonus is the arching spikes of fragrant pale-pink flowers that rise above the clumps of lacy leaves in early autumn. There has been a recent hybridizing frenzy for coral bells, and gardeners are the beneficiaries. Foliage colors vary from maroons and reds, shades of purple and pink, yellows and oranges, silvers and blacks. The Growing Place nursery in Wirtz has a huge selection of Geranium `Rozanne' keeps on giving from June through the first frost. Use it as a ground cover to create an everblooming river of blue or combine it with other plants. named varieties. 4 Voted SML's Best Dock Builder by readers of the Smith Mountain Laker magazine in 2005 - 2011 � FREE ESTIMATES! SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 41 shorelines | LAKE & GARDEN Shrubs, which add needed mass in a perennial border design, also provide both flower and foliage interest. Good possibilities include Loropetalum `Purple Diamond' (purple), Sambucus Black Lace (black), Weigela `Eyecatcher' (electric yellow and green variegated), and ninebark (Physocarpus) hybrids with foliage colors including copper and deep purple. Reach for the Sky A big mistake in many perennial beds is having everything the same height. For visual variety and to create a sense of rhythm in the design, add vertical elements. Possibilities include vines growing on tall supports or through shrubs and trees, as well as shrubs with an upright growth habit. Consider incorporating a few dwarf evergreen shrubs, such as a fastigiate conifer, that will also give winter interest. Finally, repeat planting patterns in the border to give the design a sense of rhythm, and vary the textures of both leaf and flower for visual variety. Catriona Tudor Erler is a freelance garden writer, photographer and speaker who divides her time between SML and Charlottesville. She is the author of nine garden books, including "Design Ideas for Home Landscaping," "Poolscaping: Gardening and Landscaping Around Your Pool and Spa," and "Complete Home Landscaping." ABOVE A study in blue comprising iris, sage and catmint accented with the deeper maroon foliage of the coral bell ABOVE RIGHT Tiger Eyes staghorn sumac 42 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER More to try Adding in annuals can provide even more fabulous foliage in your garden. Try these varieties: � Persian shield (below, bottom photo) � Coleus (below, top photo) � Caladium � Potato Vine � New Zealand flax � Elephant ears � Begonia � Canna lilies � Perilla frutescens gh the guest house Lakewatch Retail Center � 540.420.4717 50 Lakewatch Drive, Suite 104 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10-6 DRESS � DECORATE � DESIGN www.shopguesthouse.com COMFORT AND CLEAN AIR SERVING ALL MAKES AND MODELS WESTLAKE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING We have 100 years of combined knowledge and experience to improve the comfort, cleanliness and efficiency of your heating and cooling system. RKE 366.5888 SML721.9117 westlakeheatingandair.com SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 43 ATTENTION GARDENERS! It's time to enter the 4th Lovely Laker Landscape contest YOU COULD WIN in credit at Lakescapes Nursery! $1,000 General Guidelines 1. Send five photos of your garden or landscape, including one overview shot, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos must be high-resolution jpegs (300 dpi) of at least four inches in width. Entries must be submitted between April 15 and 5 p.m. on June 1. Photo prints may also be dropped off in a sealed envelope at the offices of Laker Media. 2. Include the following information in your submission: � Name of gardener(s) who designed, planted and maintains the garden or landscape with his or her e-mail address and daytime phone number. � Number each photo and provide a corresponding caption, including plant names and a brief description of the area. � Tell us the approximate size of your garden space or landscape and how you use it. 3. Log on to smithmountainlake.com/homes for complete contest rules, restrictions and prize information. Focus your cameras and send us the best shots of your home's garden or landscape for a chance to win Laker Media's fourth Lovely Laker Landscape Contest! The deadline has been extended and entries will now be accepted through July 8. The champ will be featured in the September/ October 2011 issue of Smith Mountain Laker Magazine and will win $1,000 in credit to spend on plants, landscaping materials, services or anything else available at Lakescapes Nursery. The contest is intended for amateur gardeners, but some exceptions apply. Find complete contest rules, restrictions and prize information at smithmountainlake.com/homes or pick up a copy at the offices of Laker Media (272 Westlake Road, Suite 1, Hardy, VA). Call 540-721-4675, ext. 402 or email email@example.com for more information. 44 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER We Save You Money ...Join Us Today! 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Bill and Mary Ann Morando SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 45 shorelines | PROFILE david Story by BALDACCI elizabetH Hock � Major PHotograPHy by When not writing best-selling books, hanging out with Hollywood producers and movies stars, boating with a former president and giving his time to numerous charitable causes, the super-star author plays cards with his kids, orders pizza at Pizza Pub and putters around the dock at his Smith Mountain Lake home. MicaH gaudio 46 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 47 shorelines | PROFILE Action novelist And suspense dAvid BAldAcci leAves the dAnger And drAmA Behind when he And he his fAmily retreAt to their T Images courtesy of David Baldacci smith mountAin lAke home. he pontoon headed at full speed toward the stranded sailor, who was struggling to keep the mast from sinking while attempting to pull the swamped Sunfish back to shore. "The boat ran right over me, I was actually under it," recalled the man several years later, still astounded at the events of that morning when abruptly switching winds overturned the small sailboat. "Then he backed up and I asked him to throw me a rope." David Baldacci can laugh now when recalling the scene on Smith Mountain Lake -- a scene that could have been lifted right out of one of his best-selling suspense novels. But unlike the protagonist in his thrillers, nobody was on a high-risk mission, nor was there any espionage involved. This was neighbor helping neighbor. The Good Samaritan had called out to the sailor in distress, but failed to realize that the man he was trying to help was the prolific author, part-time lake resident and sailing novice. It all ended well. And contrary to what typically happens in his riveting stories, nobody died. A clay-covered Baldacci righted the boat and got back to his dock, although he sheepishly confessed that the story of his capsize was one story he has shared sparingly. "I was told that everybody has turned over a Sunfish at some time, but it didn't make me feel any better that day," he recalled. 48 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER "We come down [to the dock] around 10 in the morning and stay until it's time for cocktails." David Baldacci LAZY LAKE DAYS For Baldacci, most days spent at his SML home aren't anywhere near that exciting. He and wife Michelle travel from their home in northern Virginia to Azalea Point, their refuge on the Bedford side near Smith Mountain Dam, with their two teenage children "off and on all year and at Christmas," he said. Their six-bedroom home has been remodeled to include a new kitchen (Baldacci is an enthusiastic cook), gym and library/media center with 16-foot rolling book shelves. That room is where the family gathers to watch TV and play games, including euchre, a trick-taking card game similar to bridge that is especially popular in the Midwest, from where Michelle hails. But, most of the time, the Baldaccis' lake lives are centered around the dock. "We come down around 10 in the morning and stay until it's time for cocktails," said Baldacci. They often entertain friends there, including the author's publisher, who has a home at Bernard's Landing. The dock is stocked with fishing gear, although Baldacci leaves most of the angling to his father-inlaw. The slips around the dock are stocked, too. A 28-foot formula bow rider, a 23-foot Monterey ski boat, two personal watercraft, a paddle boat, three kayaks and a rowing shell reside there. The Perfect Painting... 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COMMUNITY COMMITMENTS A Roanokebased TV reporter interviews author David Baldacci during a book signing at a charity golf tournament in 2008 at The Water's Edge Country Club in Penhook. The dock is where Baldacci has had to dodge the curious who come by boat to gawk or ask him to read a manuscript or to deliver a request for help with charitable events. Once, a man pulled up in front of his dock, and asked Baldacci over the boat's PA system to join the board of a boating association. He declined. "That's not my forte," said Baldacci. "I prefer to help in other ways." And he does. Baldacci, who practiced law for almost 10 years before turning to writing full time, is well known for his philanthropy. He and Michelle are avid supporters of literacy, which they fund and promote through their Wish You Well Foundation. Baldacci, a self-described "library rat" in his early years, has donated his time and name to fundraisers for, among others, local libraries and SML charitable groups. 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"We get our hardware at Capps and our coffee at Bluebird Cafe [now closed]. We're just like everybody else," said Baldacci. That would be if everybody else went boating in Maine with former president George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, whom Baldacci met through his literacy campaign, or called Clint Eastwood a personal friend. The author and the actor became friendly during the filming of "Absolute Power," one of the 22 novels Baldacci has written. It was made into a move in 1997. "Clint and I got to be pretty good friends," he recalled. "In the book, the main character dies. But Clint Eastwood told me he couldn't die and had never died in a movie, so I had to come up with a way to keep his character alive." Baldacci was a substantial investor, on board from the start, in "Lake Effects." The movie, set and filmed at SML and produced by lake resident Sara Elizabeth Timmins, is expected to be released later this year. Baldacci and his wife are avid supporters of literacy, which they fund and promote through their Wish You Well Foundation. Baldacci said he would not be surprised to see more movies filmed in Virginia, in part because it's a right-to-work state. "I think there's a future in local, independent films," he said. "Not everything has to come out of California." Baldacci said one thing that makes Smith Mountain Lake appealing as a movie location is its chameleon-like characteristics. Before you select your builder for New Construction or Renovations CALL TO SEE THIS LAKE HOUSE I want a bank that can keep up as my needs grow. My bank is here. 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Set in West Virginia, it will introduce a new character, John Puller, a Ranger-turned-criminal investigator for the U.S. Army. Baldacci recently returned from Georgia, where he spent time at Fort Benning and at a crime lab in Atlanta researching "Zero Day." Former president George H. W. Bush (center) and his wife, Barbara, are among those who support Baldacci's Wish You Well Foundation, which promotes literacy in the United States. Image courtesy of David Baldacci. "It's beautiful country and can duplicate so many other areas," he said. Does the author see another of his books made into a movie, and perhaps, filmed at the lake in collaboration with Timmins in his future? "That's something we'll talk about," he said. � In October, Baldacci will appear with fellow authors John Grisham and Jodi Picoult on behalf of the Mark Twain House & Museum in New Haven, Conn. Baldacci currently is reading the first volume of Twain's autobiography. � Baldacci said he sees the appeal of e-readers, but prefers reading hardcovers. "I like to thumb through them," he said. � In "Simple Genius," released in 2007, Baldacci includes a transcript of the Beale Cipher. It was inspired by Bedford County's Beale Treasure, which the author said he finds fascinating. "I tell anyone who asks not to try to find it because the response likely would be buckshot," he said. FUTURE PLANS For now, Baldacci is busy finishing up book No. 23, "Zero Day"; promoting literacy; conducting exhaustive research for his books; and traveling around the country and abroad for speaking engagements. With his schedule, it's understandable why he needs to retreat to the lake for R & R. What's not clear is how he has the time to do it. When Baldacci does decide to leave the rat race and slow down for good, he won't settle down at the lake, but in Charlottesville, he said. The University of Virginia law school grad loves the area and paling around with fellow lawyer/ author John Grisham, whom he has yet to invite to SML. Baldacci will still come to the lake, however. And he'll still write. "It's such a part of me, it would be like asking me to stop breathing," said Baldacci. "Why stop something that makes you so happy?" The same could be said of his time at SML. 52 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Experience an active lifestyle at the highest quality facility around. Runk & Pratt invites you to join our growing family of lake loving residents. 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Mike Snead, owner of local Angling Adventures fishing guide service and Virginia Outdoorsman tackle shop, said the range of species in Smith Mountain Lake sets it apart from other nearby fisheries. "The lake has a wide variety of species, which means it accommodates a huge variety of fishing styles," said Snead. "Also, it doesn't require a lot of expensive equipment or electronics to catch bass here. If people have access to a boat, they can troll on this lake and catch bass all year long." Dan Wilson, Fisheries Biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), agreed. "Smith Mountain Lake has good fish populations, including an outstanding black bass population," he said. "And the striped bass fishery is very popular. There aren't many places in the country that can support good striped bass. It's the premier striped bass fishery in the state and one of the premier striper fisheries on the East Coast." The lake's location adds to its popularity as a fishing destination. Vicki Gardner, executive director for the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, pointed out the importance of its location. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM on whether you're A cAsuAl weekend Angler or Aspire to the professionAl tour, L smith mountAin lAke's eAsy Access, vAriety of fish species And distinctive underwAter hABitAt mAke it An ideAl fishing destinAtion. 59 1 2 5 6 3 POPULAR fish sPECiEs Of smL 1. Largemouth Bass The most popular freshwater game fish. Much of its popularity is due to its pugnacious attitude and willingness to strike a lure or bait with explosive force. 2. Carp A prolific fish, the carp is an excellent survivor and is able to tolerate a wide range of conditions and bottom types. 4 3. Yellow or White Perch As a food and game fish, both rate high with anglers. 4. Striped Bass The striper is SML's most prized catch. A wide variety of fishing methods are successfully employed, including trolling, jigging, bait fishing, fly fishing and spinning. 5. Smallmouth Bass This species is easily distinguished from the largemouth by its clearly connected dorsal fins, the scales on the base portion of the soft-rayed second dorsal fin, and the upper jaw bone, which extends only to about the middle of the eye. 6. Sunfish The sunfish is an excellent panfish, scrappy fighter and can be caught with baits or lures. Source: takemefishing.org 60 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER "Smith Mountain Lake is within a 40-minute drive from Roanoke, Lynchburg and other surrounding municipalities. With 500 miles of shoreline reaching into three counties, its central-Virginia location makes the lake convenient to thousands of anglers, casual or competitive," she said. Smith Mountain Lake also can be a challenging fishery, according to Jim Shauberger, the chamber's events manager. "I have fished bass for 55 years and thought I was pretty good until I came here. It took me several years to learn this lake," said Shauberger. "The bass are hard to catch because they have a virtual smorgasbord of food available. I love fishing this lake." "Smith Mountain Lake is a big body of water. With it being flooded over houses, barns, it creates a great habitat for fish." 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Daniel Berthiaume, also known as Captain Bert, owner of Captain Bert's Fishing Charters, said the geography of lake provides the kind of dwelling fish love. "Smith Mountain Lake is a big body of water. With it being flooded over houses, barns, it creates a great habitat for fish. They have hiding places, all kinds of ground and deep holes," said Berthiaume. Local fishing authorities also make sure the lake maintains a robust fishery. A slot limit on striped bass put into effect by VDGIF in 2006 has helped the fishery recover from a significant loss of the species in 2003. The limit � in effect from Nov. 1 through May 31 � requires anglers to release striped bass 26-36 inches to encourage a healthier population of larger-sized striped bass. "The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is doing everything in its power to bring the 30-, 40-pound fish back to the lake," said Berthiaume. "I think their efforts have definitely been working. I've been seeing bigger fish that are healthy. 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Shauberger's love for fishing has landed him on several bass tournament committees at Smith Mountain Lake. He hears straight from the pros what they think about the fishing scene at SML. "They love this lake because it is the prettiest lake they fish. The people on the shore are very nice to them. The crowds at the weigh-in are the largest they experience shy of the Bassmaster Classic, and the fishery is very challenging. This is a top-choice lake even though it is one of the smallest venues they fish," he said. 62 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER SALE !! 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No pressure, just a rod, worm and good friend to share the experience. "I was raised on Cayuga Lake in New York and have fished my entire life," Gardner said. "I'm basically a sit-on-the-dock-withmy-neighbor, drown-worms, sip-wine, chatand-laugh-until-a-fish-bite-interrupts-ourconversation kind of angler." Dale Wilson, long-time local resident, former school teacher, and owner of Dale Wilson Guide Service, encourages adults to introduce youth to the fun of fishing. "I work a lot with children," Wilson said. "I'll take any age group that's old enough to have an attention span and wants to learn. If you can get children started at a young age, it's something that carries over throughout their lives. It's rewarding to see someone catch a fish who's never caught one before." AdviCE fROm thE EXPERts "The question is always, `I've got 40 miles of lake. Where do I start?' You're not going to break the lake down in a single weekend. Guides will know what area, what technique is working." - Spike Franceschini, Spike's Prime Time Fishin' "In the summertime make sure you bring a lot of water, sunscreen, a hat, rain gear. In the colder months, dress warm. Bring your fishing license and what you want to snack on. Any guide will have everything else." - Captain Daniel Berthiaume, Captain Bert's Fishing Charters "I recommend anyone coming to the lake get a guide for their first trip to learn the best way to fish here. It will keep frustration down and make future trips much more productive. It will be worth the money." - Jim Shauberger, SML Chamber of Commerce Events Manager "The best advice I can give is to do a workshop. We offer workshops to teach beginners about the different fish, rigs, knot tying and then send them out with a method that will help them be successful." - Mike Snead, Virginia Outdoorsman For a list of local fishing guides, turn to Page 76. 64 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER 540.483.1222 Previewed here is the Mediterranean home, visit our website to view more details and additional projects. www.keboconstruction.com SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 65 d-day ABOVE A sculpture of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is one of the centerpieces at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. RIGHT Flags fly in the shadow of the Memorial's Overlord Arch. memorial A TIM E L E S S LO CA L T R E A S U R E CE L E BR AT E S 1 0 Y E ARS on June 6, 1944, compAny soldiers from leAd the A smAll including 30 Bedford helped AssAult on d-dAy the BeAches of normAndy, Allied BeAches frAnce. By forces nightfAll, the held firmly, But At A high cost. more lost thAn their 4,400 lives, soldiers including loss, 19 sons of Bedford. the which wAs devAstAting to the of close-knit Just more community thAn 3,200 the citizens, eArned Bedford distinction of sustAining the nAtion's highest per-cApitA d-dAy loss. story By lindsey wAgnon photogrAphy By Andie giBson nAtionAl d-dAy memoriAl And courtesy of the s Smith Mountain Laker Magazine celebrates 10 years of publishing all things related to the lake, one of the area's most meaningful attractions is marking a similar milestone. In June, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The memorial's close proximity makes it a popular destination for SML residents and visitors. Bob VandeLinde of Moneta, a Korean War veteran, author and avid supporter of the D-Day Memorial, has volunteered weekly as a tour guide at the site for the past seven years. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM A 67 "The memorial's purpose is to tell people all over the world the story about the battle that changed World War II," said VandeLinde, who donates the proceeds of his book "Respect: Forgotten Heroes" to the Memorial. "The guys that went into Normandy were the Warranted by Congress, the Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2001. bravest of the brave. I believe people should go and see what's there and hear the story. It's part of history and it's well done." April Cheek-Messier, the monument's director of education, agreed. "The memorial is such a moving attraction and has national and historic significance that makes it a must-see for visitors," she said. "It is a place where you not only pay tribute to the men and women of World War II, but a place to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy today." Warranted by Congress, the Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2001. Since then, more than 1 million people from around the world have visited the monument, paying tribute to the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of Allied soldiers. CARPET, TILE AND HARDWOOD FREE ESTIMATES Kris Willard, ASID INTERIORSBYKRIS.COM 540.721.8354 AND CARPET GALLERY 68 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Cheek-Messier said the past 10 years have been both rewarding and difficult. While the organization in 2007 became debt-free, as many nonprofits do, it struggles financially. She said one way she hopes the National D-Day Memorial Foundation will become more financially stable is by increasing awareness nationally and internationally. "Fundraising, in general, for a nonprofit is very challenging, and in this economic climatex is even more so," said Cheek-Messier. "The foundation is working on identifying new donors while also trying to expand its reach." 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In the words of one D-Day paratrooper, for those who `gave all their tomorrows that we might have today,' it is the least we can do." WAnt tO gO? National D-Day Memorial Address 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford hours Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided walking tours at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30. Group tours also available with advance reservations. Cost $7 for adults; $5 for children ages 6-18 (or with valid college ID); Under 6 free. The guided tour is an additional $3 for adults, $2 for students. Phone 540.586.3329 or toll-free at 800.351.DDAY Web site dday.org 85 WESTLAKE ROAD WESTLAKE TOWNE CENTER HARDY, VIRGINIA 24101 New Homes, Renovations, Additions, Commercial for Lynchburg, Bedford & Smith Mountain Lake areas (540) 719-4600 CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT SERVING THE LAKE SINCE 1991 ERICH J.P. FABER www.DeitzLillyBuilders.com SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 434-525-0072 71 Visit Webster Marine for the In-Water Boat Show on May 14-15. UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS TO SHARE. 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Keep this annual guide handy all summer to make the most of your time a the lake. The Map ID corresponds to the map on Pages 110-111 of this magazine as well the more detailed 2011 Laker Map, available for free in racks around the SML region. Smith Mountain Lake Community Park 1480 Parkway Ave., Moneta Smith Mountain Lake State Park 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston BOAT CHARTERS Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina 3619 Airport Road, Moneta BOAT RENTALS & SALES Adventures on Houseboats 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy All Seasons Marine 11568 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston Bay Roc Marina 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy Bayside Marina & Yacht Club 500 Shoreline Circle, Moneta Bernard's Boat Rental 775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta 73 r ove 25 f rs o yea ience er exp One Home, One Buyer, One Dream At A Time. At RRB Building Contractors, Inc. we believe that home ownership is still at the very heart of the American dream. 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Washington Hwy., Moneta Crazy Horse Boat Rentals 400 Crazy Horse Road, Moneta Crystal Shores Marina 1617 Crystal Shores Drive, Moneta Hughes Marine Service 3815 U.S. Highway 29, Danville Magnum Boating at Indian Pointe Marina 2031 Morewood Road, Hardy Mitchell's Point Marina 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston Parkway Marina 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston PHONE/WEBSITE 540-719-2628 blackwaterboatco.com 540-721-1639 bwmarina.com 540-721-1175 captainsquarterssml.com 540-483-1987 SERVICES Boat rentals and repair Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys; full-service marina; retail store Boat rentals, bait and tackle, boat repair, boat ramp CHANNEL MARKER R28 MAP ID C8 R28 C8 R28 C8 Sales of boats and boat trailers NA NA 540-721-5017 conradbrothers.com 540-721-4800 crazyhorsemarina.com 540-297-1888 crystalshoresmarina.com 434-836-0052 hughesmarineservice.com 540-719-2427 magnumboating.com 540-874-4326 mitchellspoint.com 540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com Sales of new and used boats Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys Boat rentals and sales; full-service marina Sales of new and used boats, boating accessories and watersports gear; boat repair Boat rentals and sales; full-service marina Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys; ful-service marina Boat sales and rentals; full-service marina NA D7 B10 R27 F9 C9 NA NA R37 D7 C3 F12 R8 G11 SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 75 BUSINESS/ADDRESS Parrot Cove Boat Rentals & Sales 16441 B.T. 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To request an application or for more information, call Monica Brady at 540 721 5288 or visit golfthewestlake.com Luxurious And Energy Efficient DON'T FORGET MOM & DAD they deserveto be mother's day - may 8 father's day - june 21 pampered 17 waterfront cottages all carefully constructed in accordance to the innovative EarthCraft HouseTM green building program. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE westlakesalonandspa.com SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 540-719-4247 83 LAKEFRONT FINE DINING AWARD-WINNING CUISINE Winner of 9 Best of SML Awards for 2011 including Best Chef (Platinum) Best Place to Come by Boat (Platinum) Smith Mountain Laker Magazine Best Lake Area Restaurant (Platinum Award) 2011 Dining Awards, The Roanoker Stars of the Lake-Top Restaurant (Platinum Award) Discover SML Magazine Come and check out what is happening at The Landing! NOW OPEN - BRUNO'S GASTROPUB Not quite a bar and not quite a restaurant. Offering a casualmeets-refined atmosphere that welcomes beer drinkers and wine snobs, non-fussy eaters and foodies alike. * Featuring over 50 Micro Brews & Specialty Beers from around the world * Try Bruno's New GastroPub Menu featuring Fresh & Funky Nibbles, Snacks, and Big Bites all under $20 MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT THE LANDING HAPPY HOUR Monday - Friday 5pm - 7pm ARE YOU A BEER FREAK? Join us Sunday, May 8th. Featuring some wonderful specials and Bruno's favorite Brunch items. We will be accepting reservations from 11am to 4pm. Special drink pricing available, Buy one 1/2 Off Second Nibbles Join us for our weekly Beer Tasting & Bruno's Gastro Nibbles. Sundays 2:30-4:30pm. Reservations Required, space limited MONDAY NIGHT IS STEAK NIGHT Join us for a 12oz Aged Ribeye Steak Dinner $20 Saturday, May 28th - Tim Martin Sunday, May 29th - Ben Trout Trio Saturday, June 4th - Ben Trout Trio Saturday, June 11th - Elmer Coles Funktet Saturday, June 18th - Ben Trout Trio Saturday, June 25th - Kelly Scott LIVE MUSIC Begining Memorial Day Weekend! Open every night for Dinner at 5pm Lunch Served Saturday & Sunday 11am - 2:30pm (begining Memorial Day Weekend) HOURS: www.TheLandingSML.com 540.721.3028 � www.TheLandingSML.com Located At Bernard's Landing Resort off Route 616 (Scruggs Rd) at Smith Mountain Lake Visit Our Website To Meet The Chef, Browse Our Complete Menus, and Preview Upcoming Events At The Landing! 84 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Dock Dine 10 restaurants to try by boat this summer & W hether you're looking to grab a quick bite while out on the lake for a full day of water activities or planning an elegant special-occasion dinner, going by boat always makes the experience extra fun. Smith Mountain Lake has more than a dozen restaurants where you can dock and dine, and, in keeping with the Laker's 10th anniversary theme, we've identified 10 best bets for you to try this season. However, you can turn to Page 92 to get a full list of waterfront eateries with contact information, in-season hours and a map to help you navigate your way. -- Andie Gibson, Editor SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 85 savor | RESTAURANTS Dock & Dine 1 Located on the north end of the lake, convenient to Roanoke, Bay Roc offers simple, down-home favorites for breakfast and lunch daily throughout the summer. Grab take-out for the boat or dine on the deck. On select Fridays, the restaurant hosts popular beer tastings and fish fries. Try this: The hot, juicy cheeseburger with fries ($6.25) is a top seller at Bay Roc. "People are always telling us it's the best burger on the lake," says owner Kristina Mize. What you'll hear: Bay Roc schedules live music � oldies, light rock and beach favorites � on Bay Roc Marina Cafe Ted Pratt Benjamin's at The Pointe occasional Saturday nights as well as karaoke. For the schedule, call or check bayroc-marina.com. Best time to go: Bay Roc is a popular spot for breakfast. The kitchen staff serves up homemade biscuits, country ham and omelets among other favorites. owner's mom, a trained pastry chef. What you'll hear: A variety of live music on Friday nights as well as on select Saturdays. There's also a DJ poolside on occasion. Check the calendar at marinerslanding. com for a complete schedule. Best time to go: Benjamin's is moving its Finally Fridays music series indoors this year. Dance (or just sit and listen) to live music � from shag to rock to R&B � each Friday throughout the season from 8 to 11 p.m. 2 Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi Benjamin's is a happening spot on the south side of the lake with a cosmopolitan atmosphere indoors, a large patio for outdoor dining and a magnificent view of Smith Mountain. The restaurant also offers dockside delivery (call ahead and you don't even have to get off the boat). The restaurant specializes in steaks and seafood but also serves appetizers and lighter fare. Try this: The Steak-n-Lake entree includes two beef tenderloin medallions, signature crab cake, salad and sides for $23. Be sure to leave room for dessert. Rotating selections are homemade by the Benjamin's at The Pointe 3 A spacious restaurant at Bridgewater Plaza, Chopsticks offers an extensive menu of Asian cuisine, including fresh sushi that's as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate. For some fare with flair (and flare), reserve the hibachi grill for parties of up to 20 people. Try this: The Four Treasures Combination includes shrimp, Chopsticks 86 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER scallops, beef, chicken and broccoli in a garlic sauce for $11.95. "It's a little sweet but has some spice, too," says co-owner Jenny Chen. What you'll hear: Chopsticks is a quiet spot that plays background instrumental music. Best time to go: It's hard to beat lunchtime when you can select sushi, the extensive buffet of Asian favorites ($7.95 on weekdays, $8.95 on weekends) or a daily special that ranges from $8.50 to $9.50. patio, which is partially covered and features tables with large umbrellas to shade you from the sun. Try this: One of the most popular items at King's Point is the Guinness Pie � beef tips and mushrooms in a stout gravy ladled over puff pastry with a vegetable and house salad for $13. What you'll hear: On Saturdays (and some Fridays) the pub features live music in the evenings. A variety of genres, including classic rock and Irish music, can be heard on the outdoor patio. Best time to go: Owner Josie Reed said the place is "hopping and jumping on Saturday nights," but if you're looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, Wednesday or Thursday is the time to come. 5 4 This quaint spot, which is only open Wednesday-Sunday during the summer season, is located at Lake Haven Marina on Craddock Creek. The pub opens at 3 p.m. but serves appetizers only until 5, which is when dinner starts. You can dine in the pub or out on the King's Point Pub The Landing Restaurant Upscale cuisine in a casual atmosphere is what you'll find at The Landing Restaurant, a perennial favorite in our annual Best of SML awards. The newly remodeled bar reopened in April as Bruno's Gastro Pub and features an extensive selection of wine, specialty drinks, craft beers and distinctive menu items priced under $20. The Landing Restaurant BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY INCLUDING-Build your own omelets, 5 different varieties of pancakes, 3 styles of Eggs Benedicts, Biscuits & Gravy, and much more! Tues-Sat, 7am-2pm Sundays, 8am-2pm LUNCH SERVED 11AM-2PM OUR LUNCH FEATURES INCLUDE: 12 different hand pattied seasoned Angus burgers. Large variety of sandwiches including Paninis, Chicken Red Flame, Turkey Reuben, Teriyaki Steak & Cheese Melt and many more. Largest, freshest salad bar in the area. We use high quality ingredients, no MSG and low sodium recipes. 400 Scruggs Rd, Ste 900, Moneta, VA | OldOakCafe.com 540.719.3388 SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 87 Now serving Soft Serve Homestead Creamery Ice Cream Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner FREE LOCAL DELIVERY a passion to serve! Bring this coupon and get a FREE hotdog with each round of golf. Limit 4 per coupon. Expires June 30, 2011 FREE 10 N TH A NUAL A WA 1 R D S � 20 1 FAMILY FUN CENTER 540-719-1547 Serving Lunch Tuesday � Friday The for Gathering Place People Experience something fresh at SML. Jonathan's menu includes a combination of unique American and Asian inspired dishes including Steaks, Shrimp and Grits, S.M.L macaroni and Cheese, Pasta, and Seafood, plus the freshest collection of Chinese favorites you can nd. Also o ering a special lunch bu et every Sunday. 315 FRANKLIN STREET HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ROCKY MOUNT, VA P: (540) 489-8423 (VIBE) WWW.EDIBLEVIBE.COM 88 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Best time to go: Head out on a Saturday night for live music with bands playing a variety of country, Top 40 and beach music. Get there early if you want a seat. 8 Mexico Viejo Try this: In the restaurant, choose the aged Pittsburgh-style filet of beef with Cherry Grapa Sauce ($38) or, for lighter appetites, the Tuna Duet � Ahi tuna in a Aji Amarillo/ Avocado Cr�me and Ahi tuna spaghetti for $18. In the pub, you won't be disappointed with the Bangers and Mash ($15). What you'll hear: Live music in the pub and on the outdoor patio on Saturday nights features a variety of local artists playing jazz, funk and classic rock. Best time to go: If you need to unwind in a quieter atmosphere, stop by on a weekday when drink and appetizer specials are served from 5 to 7 p.m. But if you're in the mood for music, Saturday nights are always hopping at The Landing. Saturday nights throughout the summer, the outdoor stage is occupied by the region's most popular bands, including Fuzzy Logic, Dragonfly, Barefoot West and The Kings. Most play a variety of music, including pop, rock and beach tunes from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The summer schedule is online at mangosbarandgrill.com. Best time to go: If you're not into the music scene, take the family for lunch and then head over to Stargate Midway for rock climbing, the bungee trampoline or carnival games. A staple at Crazy Horse Marina on the Blackwater, Mexico Viejo offers an extensive menu of traditional Mexican fare, as well as cold beer and tasty margaritas. A family friendly spot, Viejo offers inside dining as well as an outdoor patio (a good choice if it's not too hot). Mexico Viejo 7 6 A tropical-themed restaurant at Bridgewater Plaza, Mango's is a favorite with locals and tourists. While seating is available indoors, Mango's is known for its spacious patio filled with wrought iron tables, brightly colored umbrellas and an outdoor bar, which offers dozens of types of beer, wine, mixed and frozen drinks. Try this: The Jamaican Burger is 8 ounces of fresh grilled sirloin topped with Jamaican sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and mayo on a Kaiser bun for $7.99. What you'll hear: On Friday and Mango's Bar & Grill A family-friendly place located just up from the docks at Mitchell's Point Marina, Marina Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stephen and Vickie Saunders, who run the restaurant, specialize in meats that are smoker-cooked on the premises. Popular choices include chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork and rib specials. Try this: Smoked pork barbecue sandwich with fries and coleslaw for $8.99. Choose from three sauces served on the side � sweet red, hot red or vinegar-based (Carolina style). What you'll hear: A variety of music styles played in the background via a sound system. Live music is scheduled most Saturdays throughout the summer. Call or check the restaurant's Facebook page for a schedule. Moosie's (upper level) and the patio at Mango's Marina Cafe Try this: A favorite with locals is the Chori-Pollo, pineapple-marinated grilled chicken topped with Mexican sausage and cheese. It's served with rice, beans and tortillas for $11.99. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 89 MEXICO VIEJO orse Marina azy H Cr at Breakfast: Sat & Sun only (June-Aug 2011) 7am-11am Lunch/Dinner: Mon-Thu 11 am-10 pm Fri-Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-9 pm The ONLY Mexican Restaurant on the water at SML! Located near B10 Karao call ahke or Live DJ ead to check sched ule Dinner for 1-31 2 Choose from Combo Dinners 99 $ only 540.719.1000 90 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER One coupon per table. Dine-In-Only. Must present coupon at time of service. offer valid Mon-Thurs. only. Expires 08/31/11. 15 What you'll hear: A variety of festive Latin music playing in the background. Best time to go: Wednesdays feature half-price beer and margaritas. Need we say more? What you'll hear: The bar includes several TVs, most of which are tuned to sporting events. Best time to go: Moosie's is a great stop for lunch, especially if you've got the kids along or if you're out shopping at Bridgewater Plaza. If you're solo, swing by for appetizers and drinks in the early evening before the place gets packed. In the Works At press time, several other area entrepreneurs were working to open waterfront restaurants in time for the summer season: > Tom and Lynn Gordon, owners of The Blackwater Caf�, said they hope to open Jake's Place at the Harbour some time in June at the former location of Harrison's (Camper's Paradise before that) just above Hales Ford Bridge. > Waller Perrow, a Huddleston restaurateur, also confirmed he plans to open an eatery at Crystal Shores Marina in the location of the former Finz Bar and Grille. He said he hopes to have the restaurant, which he described as a bar/grill/deli, open in May. > Mexico Viejo, already a staple at Crazy Horse Marina, could open a second location at Indian Point (the former Vieira's Restaurant location) in June, according to Rose Halliday, executive secretary. For the latest news, pick up copies of our sister publication, Laker Weekly, available for free in racks around the SML region. 9 Open at SML since 1989, Moosie's is known for its extensive, reasonably priced menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and Mexican fare. A full bar occupies one side while the more family friendly dining room offers ample seating and a view of all the happenings at Bridgewater Plaza. Try this: The Reuben is Moosie's top-selling sandwich. No. 6 on the menu, it's served the traditional way with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on grilled marble rye. Moosie's Restaurant 10 With its open-air setting, tropical decor and colorful characters, spending a summer afternoon at Portside is like being transported to Key West. Located at Virginia Dare Marina, the restaurant has a small menu with casual fare such as wings, burgers and peeland-eat shrimp. Not surprising, the margarita is Portside's most popular drink. Try this: It's hard to beat the cheeseburger, grilled ust outside the bar and served on an onion bun with lettuce, tomato and onion for $7. What you'll hear: Music with a tropical flavor contributes to the atmosphere at Portside. Steel drum bands and DJs occasionally play on site. Call or check vadarecruises.com for the schedule. Best time to go: Portside is open Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 14. Memorial Day through Labor Day, it's open on Friday, too. Sunday is when locals head over to the Bedford County establishment, a tradition that dates back to when it was against the law to dance on Sundays in Franklin County. Portside Grill and Bar More to Try The following SML restaurants are also accessible by boat. Additional information is available on the next page. > Ice Cream Cottage Cones, sundaes and other frozen treats > The Lake House Beanery Specialty coffee drinks, beer wine, craft beers, wine, deli items > Lumpkin's Snack Bar & Grill Breakfast items made to order; sandwiches, subs and burgers > Penhook Boat Dock Breakfast, lunch and early dinner with breakfast served all day > Pizza Pub Pizza subs, salads, appetizers and cold beer; Dine inside or out on the covered patio > Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge Breakfast on the weekends; Lunch and dinner during the week; Fare includes salads, hot dogs and burgers > Virginia Dare Cruises Lunch or dinner served while cruising the lake aboard a 63-foot restored side-wheeler Turn the page for a complete list of SML's waterfront restaurants with contact information, in-season hours and by-boat map locator. Portside Grill & Bar and Virginia Dare Cruises SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 91 savor | RESTAURANTS 1 Dock Dine 122 Hales Ford Bridge 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15 Hardy Ford Bridge & Scruggs 8 14 Westlake Corner 10 17 2 4 7 5 16 13 Smith Smith Mountain Mountain Dam Dam 92 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER For more details, grab a copy of the 2011 Laker Map or the new Laker Out & About, a guide to dining, shopping and recreation at SML. Both are available for free in Laker Magazine racks around the region. Restaurant Name Map ID (Pages 110-111) In-season hours Mon 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues-Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Daily 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Opens at 3 p.m. Wed-Sun Daily for dinner at 5 p.m.; Starting May 28: Lunch Sat-Sun 11 a.m.2:30 p.m. Opens daily at 11 a.m. Sun-Thurs 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Starting in June, breakfast Fri-Sat 7-11 a.m. Daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 14--15 opening at 11 a.m.; Starting May 20: Fri-Sun opening at 11 a.m. Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.2-p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Weekdays 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. NA Lunch Mon-Fri at noon, Sat at 11:30 a.m. and Sun at 2 p.m.; Dinner Mon-Sat at 7:30 p.m. Each cruise is two hours. Reservations required. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Bay Roc Marina Caf� Benjamin's at The Pointe Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi King's Point Pub The Landing Restaurant Mango's Bar & Grill Marina Caf� Mexico Viejo Moosie's Restaurant Portside Grill & Bar Ice Cream Cottage The Lake House Beanery Lumpkin's Snack Bar & Grill Penhook Boat Dock Pizza Pub Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston 16440 B.T. Washington Hwy. #203, Moneta 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston 773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #20, Moneta 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston 404 Crazy Horse Drive, Moneta 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #16, Moneta 3619 Airport Road, Moneta 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #3, Moneta 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #4, Moneta 19 Lumpkin's Drive, Penhook 1300 Jefferson Dock Road, Penhook 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #10, Moneta 300 County Road 980, Penhook 3619 Airport Road 540-890-2194 bayroc-marina.com 540-296-1215 marinerslanding.com 540-721-8839 bridgewaterplaza.com 540-297-7347 540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com 540-721-1632 mangosbarandgrill.com 540-297-4829 mitchellspoint.com 540-719-1000 540-721-5255 bridgewaterplaza.com 540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com 540-721-1305 bridgewaterplaza.com 540-719-9100 434-927-5150 540-576-2868 540-721-1234 bridgewaterplaza.com 434-927-5100 petcarp.com 540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com R87 C6 R28 C2 R11 R28 C3 B11 R28 R21 R28 R28 B1 BR3 R28 R6 R21 B4 D11 C8 F11 F10 C8 F12 F9 C8 E10 C8 C8 H11 H10 C8 G11 E10 $-$$$ $-$$ $-$$ $$-$$$ $-$$ $-$$ $-$$ $-$$ $ $ $ $ $ $-$$ $ $$ *Key $ = Basic food such as burgers and sandwiches $$ = More extensive fare $$$ = Gourmet dining SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM Price Range* $ Phone Web site Channel Marker Address 93 savor | SPIRITS Ralph and Barbara Brush enjoy a glass of their homemade Malbec on the dock at their lakeside home. The couple's label � Loonfeather � shares a name with their sailboat, seen in the background. 94 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER love SML residents are discovering the many benefits of producing their own varieties of wine Story by Made with Gordon Kendall � PhotoGraPhy by huonG Fralin The next time you enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, think about this: Someone had to make it, and it could have been you. A number of Smith Mountain Lake residents have taken up winemaking and are enjoying the fruits of their labor. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 95 savor | SPIRITS LEFT Barbara Brush helps her husband, Ralph, siphon wine into a clean container where it will rest for about four weeks before it's ready to drink. ABOVE A batch of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay ferment in the lower level of the Brush home. "It is a fun, fun hobby," said Ralph Brush, an SML retiree who makes his own wine when he's not enjoying other activities such as golf and sailing. Brush said he prefers white wine such as French Chardonnay, while his wife, Barbara, likes a more substantial red such as Malbec from Argentina. So, they make both. Ingredients are available to make any variety of wine imaginable in any style � from fresh, light and ready to drink, to an age-worthy red or even a rich afterdinner wine such as port. After an initial investment of about $100 for equipment, subsequent batches can be produced for about $4 to $5 per bottle. Brush said one benefit of homemade wine is that it can be produced without using preservatives if it is meant to be consumed within six months. If he intends to age the wine for a longer period of time, he adds some sulfites just like commercial winemakers do. "You have to be patient when you're making wine," he said, explaining that he begins by boiling his well water to sterilize it. He then adds grape juice purchased from a supplier. Yeast is pitched, which kicks off the fermentation process, 96 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER Each batch translates into about 30 bottles of wine, which the Brushes enjoy giving as gifts. 10 N TH A NUAL Whether you're looking for the freshest sushi, an extensive buffet of Chinese favorites or a little family fun at the hibachi grill, you'll find it at one of our two convenient locations. Come visit today for the best Asian cuisine at Smith Mountain Lake. A WA R D S � 20 11 EDO GRILL & SUSHI Downtown Moneta (Mercantile St.) Daily Lunch Specials Sushi and Hibachi Grill Open 7 days - 11:30 am-9:30 pm Bridgewater Plaza (Rte. 122 at Hales Ford Bridge) Chinese Restaurant 540.721.8839 540.297.6888 Daily Lunch Bu et Menu includes Chinese dishes, sushi and hibachi Open 7 days - 11:30 am-9:30 pm SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 97 savor | SPIRITS LEFT Ralph Brush pours a glass of his homemade Malbec, made with grapes from Argentina, into glasses for him and wife Barbara to enjoy. ABOVE Custom wine labels are printed and ready to be afixed to a batch of French Chardonnay. converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. After about a week, Brush uses a hydrometer to check the sugar content. When it reaches the correct level, he drains the wine off the dregs into a clean container where it will rest for approximately four weeks. Brush makes one 6-gallon batch at a time, which translates into about 30 bottles of finished product. He prints and affixes personally designed labels to the bottles, seals them with a cork and finishes them with a foil capsule. The capsule has to be heated to shrink to the bottle. Brush said he initially tried using a hair dryer for this function, but it just didn't get hot enough, so he invested in a heat gun. The label � Loonfeather � features the same name as the couple's sailboat, which they've owned for 30 years, the past 17 on Craddock Creek of Smith Mountain Lake. "The bottles make great gifts. People really seem to appreciate them," said Brush. "But you cannot sell them because that is illegal. Making [wine] is not illegal." Brush, who puts the wine on par with bottles in the $15-$20 range, said most of his wines finish up with an alcohol content of about 10 percent, which makes them light and drinkable. He said some of his winemaking friends, including fellow SML resident Mike Wachter, add sugar, which results in a higher alcohol content. Wachter said he enjoys making chocolate-raspberry port 98 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER and chocolate-orange port. He makes a 3-gallon batch and adds a sugar or glucose syrup and extra yeast to bring the alcohol content up to a warming 20 percent. Wachter,aretiredfinancialplannerandanofficerwithtwo local volunteer fire departments, said he was quite proud of recent batches he produced of Barolo and Chianti, Italian-style wines that pair well with tomato-sauce dishes such as spaghetti. "The thing that makes any of our wines better than over-thecounter wine is we don't add any preservatives," Wachter said. "It's a pure taste; I just like it better." Both winemakers emphasized the importance of sanitation. All equipment that touches the wine has to be sterilized with a sanitizing solution. If the wine becomes infected, it could result in a secondary fermentation in the bottle, which would ruin the whole batch. Brush and Wachter used to purchase equipment and supplies through catalogs but now are able to buy from several nearby shops that offer products and advice, including Pints O' Plenty in Forest and Blue Ridge Hydroponics in Roanoke. Gordon Kendall has more than 20 years of experience in the wine business and is the wine, beer and spirits columnist for The Roanoke Times. He teaches wine classes and enjoys educating people on all things related to the industry. If you have a question or an idea for a future column, please e-mail email@example.com. Come by and see why e Blackwater Cafe will soon become your favorite dining destination! The Blackwater Caf� "Where Your Dining Experience is Our Priority" Choose to dine in the Dining Room, Grille or Outside Deck. Award Winning Restaurant for Best Steak, Best Burger, Seafood, Chef, Breakfast, Best Dessert, Wine Selection, Best Cocktail & Best Customer Service. Reservations Recommended 4730 Scruggs Rd. Moneta, VA 24121 540-721-4333 www.theblackwatercafe.com JOIN US - Visit our website for more information and our calender of events. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 99 NEW! o u p s e le eat u r i ng g d a i ly s fer i n w ic he s, f No w o f . e s h sa nd t ion o f f r e a t s a n d c he e s e s s e le c w ide ead m Boa r 's H es Sandwich And Daily Soup da c t ion s a n HOMESTEAD CREAMERY Spring Hours: Mon-Fri 11-7, Sat 10-8, Closed Sun Starting Memorial Day Weekend--Extended Summer Hours: Mon-Thu 11-9, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, closed Sun Tickets available online beginning July 1. Check www.SMLCharityHomeTour.com for retail ticket outlets. Royal Sponsor This year...8 lake-area Charities will benefit! Gold Sponsors www.SMLCharityHomeTour.com. Also find us on Facebook, Wikipedia and Virginia's Tourism site, www.virginia.org 100 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER social seen | OUT & ABOUT 1 2 3 4 SML LIONS CLUB REVERSE RAFFLE More than 400 supporters turned out on April 9 for the SML Lion's Club's annual Reverse Raffle at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center. Five lucky people who had winning tickets at the end opted to split the $5,000 grand prize. The event raises funds for numerous charities, scholarships and programs supported by the Lions. Photography by Jennifer Chaconas. 1. 2. 3. 4. PRESTON AND BARB MICHAEL THE FINAL TICKET HOLDERS TONY AND JILL MUCCINO RON JAMISON AND KEITH SHELTON 6. 7. 5. MARILYN AND BOBBY AMERSON MANDY MARTIN BARB AND TOM HOFELICH 5 6 7 SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 101 social seen | CALENDAR Calendar 2 0 1 1 M A y MAY 1 ART SHOW | The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza will feature the work of artists Rodney Dalton and Karen Galleher May 1-25. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com HISTORY PROGRAM | "Conflict in the Mountains: Famous Appalachian Feuds" program at the Skelton 4-H Center, Wirtz. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $30 fee includes lunch. 540.721.2759, ext. 264, skelton4hcenter.org WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare while a ranger from SML State Park discusses wildlife at the lake. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com ROSS FLORA | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. TWO FOR THE ROAD | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. JEWELRY SHOW | May 6-8 | The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza will feature the work of artist Mia Katrin. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com LAKE CLEANUP DAY | 24th Annual Take Pride in SML Cleanup Day. Volunteers from the community get involved in sprucing up the lake and shoreline for the coming summer season. 540.721.1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com SML TRIATHLON | 9 a.m. at the SML State Park. 540.343.0987, commonwealthgames.org DRAGONFLY | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. DALLAS LEONARD | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. WINERY OPEN HOUSE | May 7, 8, 28, 29, 30 | Complimentary wine tastings at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford, Noon-5 p.m. 540.586.3707, bedfordwine.com WINERY OPEN HOUSE | May 7-8 | Complimentary wine tastings , vineyard tours and games for the kids at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 540.296-1393, smlwine.com MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ONE-DAY CONFERENCE | "UFOs, Mystery Animals and Men-in-Black." Mariners Landing, Huddleston. 571.262.1496, firstname.lastname@example.org MOTHER'S DAY CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare. Moms receive a $5 discount. 2-4 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com MOTHER'S DAY PROGRAM | Learn about women's mid-19th Century etiquette at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. Free. 2 p.m. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa GENEALOGY PROGRAM | "Beyond Genealogy: Exlpore your Family History" program at the Skelton 4-H Center, Wirtz. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $50 fee includes lunch. 540.721.2759, ext. 264, skelton4hcenter.org LEW TAYLOR | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. THE BIG BLIND | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. ROSS FLORA | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. MAY 11 MAY 3 MAY 13 MAY 4 MAY 6 MAY 14 FUZZY LOGIC | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. HISTORY EVENT | May 14-15 | "Seeing Through the Eyes of Booker T. Washington." Special walking tour of B.T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. Free. 2 p.m. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa MAY 8 MAY 7 Find more events in Laker Weekly and online at smithmountainlake.com! 102 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER The Charlie Perkinson Trio will play at The Blackwater Cafe on May 19. Music The following SML establishments schedule live music throughout the summer. It's best to call in advance or check their web sites to confirm show dates and times. CHARLIE PERKINSON TRIO | Live jazz music at The Blackwater Cafe. 6-9 p.m. MAY 19 MAY 23 CORPORATE CUP GOLF CLASSIC | Annual tournament to raise funds for the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. 11:30 a.m. at The Waterfront Country Club, Moneta. 540.721.1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com BAY ROC MARINA CAFE 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy | 540.890.2194 | bayroc-marina.com MAY 20 THE KINGS AND THE EBERLY BROTHERS | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill in conjunction with the Tom Maynard Memorial Poker Run. 7:30-11:30 p.m. DAVE AND TOM| Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. BENJAMIN'S AT THE POINTE 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston | 540.297.4900 | marinerslanding.com MAY 27 PHOTO CONTEST AND SHOW | May 27-30 | Presented by Smith Mountain Arts Council at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta. Entry rules and forms available online at smithmountainartscouncil.com. BEYONd THE gREEN 1035 Mercantile St., Suite 101, Moneta | 540.296.0871 | beyondthegreensportsbar.com TOM MAYNARD MEMORIAL POKER RUN POLYCHROME | Live music at Beyond | Charity event organized by SML Boating the Green. 8 p.m. Association. Launches from Mariners FINALLY FRIDAYS| Live music at Landing. 540.761.5147, smlba.com Benjamin's at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m. OAKLEY'S BIG BASS CLASSIC | May 21-22 | Professional fishing event MAY 28 launching from Bridgewater Plaza. TIM MARTIN | Live music at The Landing 877.958.8687, oakleybigbass.com Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. BBQ FESTIVAL | Noon-5 p.m. at the Sedalia Center, Big Island. BBQ sampling, beverages, live entertainment and more. Check web site for admission fees. 434.299.5080, sedaliacenter.org LIVE MUSIC | At Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. ARMED FORCES DAY CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare. Military personnel receive a $5 discount with military ID. 2-4 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com ROBOTIC JIVE | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. SUNSET SATURDAY | Acoustic music, family activities and wine tasting at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 7-10 p.m. $10 fee includes souvenir wine glass. Children admitted free. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com BEN TROUT TRIO | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. MAY 21 THE BLACKWATER CAFE 4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta | 540. 721.4333 | theblackwatercafe.com KINg'S POINT PUB 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston | 540. 297.7347 THE LANdINg RESTAURANT 773 Ashmeade Rd., Moneta | 540.721.3028 | thelandingsml.com MANgO'S BAR & gRILL 16430 B T. Washington Hwy, Moneta | 540.721.1632 | mangosbarandgrill.com MARINA CAFE 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston | 540.297.4829 | mitchellspoint.com MAY 29 PORTSIdE gRILL & BAR 3619 Airport Road, Moneta | 540.297.7100 | vadarecruises.com SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 103 LAKE INN MOTEL Smith Mountain Lake Wells Fargo now provides reverse mortgage loans with reduced fees With the reduced cost, now may be a great time to take advantage of these significant savings and start enjoying the benefits of your home equity. Homeowners at least years of age may now be able to access more of their home equity with an FHA-insured reverse mortgage loan from Wells Fargo. Call today for a free, personal consultation. Rayetta and Phil Webb Reverse Mortgage Consultants Office: -- Information is accurate as of date of printing and is subject to change without notice. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. NMLSR ID . 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Showing of the documentary "Bedford: The Town They Left Behind," tours and other activities planned. 540.586.3329, dday.org WINERY OPEN HOUSE | June 6, 18, 19 | Complimentary wine tastings at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. 540.586.3707, bedfordwine.com ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM | June 6-9 | "The American Presidency: Sex, Drugs & Lies in the White House" at the Skelton 4-H Center, Wirtz. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call for fee info. 540.721.2759, ext. 264, roadscholar.org FUZZY LOGIC| Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. FINALLY FRIDAYS| Live music at Benjamin's at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m. HAWAIIAN CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and dinner with a tropical flair aboard the Virginia Dare. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com CROBAR CANE | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. JUNE 3 LAKESIDE SINGERS CONCERT | June 3-4 | Choir performance at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door. Ken Nagele, 540.297.1058 LEW TAYLOR | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. MICHAEL ARMSTRONG | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. FINALLY FRIDAYS| Live music at Benjamin's at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m. SOUTHPAW | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. YOUTH FISHING CLINIC | Free event for children 6-14 at SML State Park. 540.586.7682, co.bedford.va.us AFTER FIVE JIVE june 2 | Live music by the Holiday Band at Westlake Towne Center to benefit the united Way of Franklin County. Gates open at 5 p.m. with music scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30. Adults $5. Kids 10 and under admitted free. Food and drinks available for purchase. Children's play area available. Valid ID required for 21 and older. 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Pre-register from 8-8:45 a.m. 540.297.6066, dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/ smi.shtml ELMER COLE'S FUNKET | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. CHARILE PERKINSON TRIO | Live jazz music at The Blackwater Cafe. 6-9 p.m. DAVE AND TOM | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. 7 MILE FORD | June 17-18 | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. FINALLY FRIDAYS| Live music at Benjamin's at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m. BEN TROUT TRIO | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION | Family event featuring gospel music, tours, food vendors and more at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa WINERY OPEN HOUSE | June 18-19| Complimentary wine tastings , vineyard tours and games for the kids at Hickory ROBOTIC JIVE | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. IRON HORSE & KEITH BRYANT | June 24-25 | Live music at Mango's Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. FINALLY FRIDAYS| Live music at Benjamin's at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m. JUNE 24 JUNE 16 JUNE 25 Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 540.296-1393, smlwine.com STATE PARK ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION | The SML State Park will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Virginia State Parks with cake, special programs, free parking and admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 540.297.6066, dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/ smi.shtml FATHER'S DAY CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare. Dads receive a $5 discount. 2-4 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW | Members of the SML chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society will display their vessels from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Parrot Cove Boat Rentals at Bridgewater Plaza. Free. 540.297.9202, woodenboats.net KELLY SCOTT | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD CAMPOUT | June 25-26 | Join an interpreter at SML State Park campsite #48 for fun campingrelated activities. Saturday 2-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 540.297.6066 SMOKE ON THE WATER|Boats, brews and barbeque at Mariners Landing Resort. Noon-5 p.m. 540.297.4900, marinerslanding.com JUNE 17 JUNE 18 JUNE 19 JUNE 23 BLUEGRASS IN SEDALIA | June 23-25 | Performances by Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice and Kody Norris & the Watauga Mountain Boys at the Sedalia Center, Big Island. times and admission prices: 434.299.5080, sedaliacenter.org JUNE 26 BALDACCI BOOK SIGNING | Best-selling author David Baldacci will sign books from 1-3 p.m. at The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza. 540.721-1596, thellittlegallerysml.com SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM 107 SML PRESSURE CLEANING by GRICE BROTHERS Financing Available With Approved Credit 4 4, 7 1, 99 99 $45.23 Monthly As Low As $108.75 Monthly As Low As 2011 6X12 V-NOSE 99 2011 24' CAR HAULER 75 8 2, 9 1, $71.15 Monthly As Low As 2011 7X16 V-NOSE 99 2011 18' CAR HAULER 99 5 3, VzW USB760 Modem 6 2, High-speed on-the-go Internet access FREE $66.37 Monthly As Low As VzW USB760 Modem: $50.00 2-yr price - $50.00 mail-in rebate debit card with new 2-yr activation. 2011 CATTLE TRAILER 2011 7X14 V-NOSE 00 1 5, 99 1 As Low As 9 1, TURN UP YOUR SIGNAL AND LG VortexTM: $100.00 2-yr price YOUR SAVINGS. $100.00 mail-in rebate debit card with new 2-yr actication & data on some Save bigpak req'd. of our most powerful devices. 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All company names, trademarks, logos and copyrights not the property of Verizon Wireless are the property of their respective owners. � 2011 Verizon Wireless. 540-334-4182 www.pro-linetrailers.com C3630-0610 108 May � June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER VZW AdBuilder NEW/REVISED New Template TEMPLATE NAME Holiday 4 x 4 j U L y FINALLY FRIDAYS| July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Live music at Benjamin's at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m. 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS JULY 4 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION | Live music and fireworks at Mariners Landing Resort, Huddleston. 5-10 p.m. 540.297.4900, marinerslanding.com. WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare while a ranger from SML State Park discusses wildlife at the lake. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com WHen l july 2 (july 3 rain date) WHeRe l Parkway Marina WHAT l A family-oriented holiday tradition featuring food vendors, live music and displays of fire, rescue and military equipment. Gates open at 2 p.m. Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m. no coolers or alcohol permitted. COST l Admission is free, but the event is a fund-raiser for the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company and donations will be accepted. A $10 per-car parking fee applies. IF yOu GO By BOAT l The SML Water Safety Council has declared the primary viewing area a no-wake zone for the evening. For a detailed map of the no-wake zone, turn to the map on Pages 110-111 or consult the 2011 SML Visitor Info Map inserted in this issue (and available for free in Laker Magazine racks around the region). On the water, zone boundaries will be indicated by SML Sail and Power Squadron boats displaying flashing yellow lights. WAnT MORe InFO? l Pick up a copy of the july 1 Laker Weekly or read it online at smithmountainlake. com. Additional information is also available at smlfireworks.com or by calling Parkway Marina at 540.297.4412. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM JULY 1 JULY 2 SUNSET SATURDAY | Acoustic music by Kevin Marshall, family activities and wine tasting at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 7-10 p.m. Bring a picnic, chairs and blankets. $7 fee includes souvenir wine glass. Children admitted free. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com WINERY OPEN HOUSE | July 2-4 | Complimentary wine tastings at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bmaedford. Noon-5 p.m. 540.586.3707, bedfordwine.com FIREWORKS CRUISE | View fireworks and enjoy a barbeque dinner aboard the Virginia Dare. 8-11 p.m. Reservations required. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises. com JULY 6 JULY 9 HORSE AND HOUND WINE FESTIVAL | Enjoy wines from nine Virginia wineries while enjoying live music and arts, crafts and food vendors. Numerous events throughout the day incorporate horses and dogs. Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Ticket info: 540.586.3707, bedfordwine.com JULY 7 AFTER FIVE JIVE | Live music byThe Embers at Westlake Towne Center to benefit the United Way of Franklin County. Gates open at 5 p.m. with music scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30. Adults $5. Kids 10 and under admitted free. Food and drinks available for purchase. Children's play area available. Valid ID required for 21 and older. 540.721.5288, after5jive.com CHARILE PERKINSON TRIO | Live jazz music at The Blackwater Cafe. 6-9 p.m. JULY 3 MUSIC IN THE PARK | Bring the family and lawn chairs to the beach pavilion at SML State Park, Huddleston. Entertainment by The Guard and The Old Dominion Cloggers. 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