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COVER PAGE & TABLE OF CONTENTS: Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Jessica “J Bohn” Bishop, who also founded “KEEPin’ Up with J Bohn,” took this photo of her Smith Mountain Lake home decorated for the Christmas season. Contributed by Jessica “J Bohn” Bishop.


Table of Contents 10 | HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES HANDMADE CHRISTMAS ITEMS SOLD AT SML FOR PARKINSON’S RESEARCH 14 | HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES OPEN HOUSE GIVES SMALL BUSINESSES THE SPOTLIGHT 18 | HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES JAMBOREE HAD A BIT OF EVERYTHING FOR FALL LOVERS 20 | BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT SPRAY TAN BUSINESS ENCOURAGED BY SML SUPPORT 22 | BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT TEEN LOVES TO MAKE AND SELL JEWELRY 24 | BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT TRUE AWAKENINGZ BRINGS CBD PRODUCTS TO SML 27 | SML SNAPSHOTS PHOTOS BY OUR READERS 30 | SPORTS SPOTLIGHT HART LOOKS FORWARD TO PLAYING LACROSSE AT NEWBERRY 32 | SPORTS SPOTLIGHT SMLCA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM LOOKS TO IMPROVE WITH CHEMISTRY 34 | SPORTS SPOTLIGHT WRESTLERS NININGER AND AYERS HAVE BRIGHT FUTURES AFTER PLACING AT SUPER 32 42 | NOTES FROM THE RIVER THE “NOBILITY” OF LOGGING 44 | HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES TAYLOR’D IN THYME’S FALL FESTIVAL ONE OF BEST 46 | HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES BOAT PARADE BRINGS IN FOOD FOR LOCAL CHILDREN 48 | HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES MOUNTAIN VIEW VINTAGE MARKET PULLS OFF SUCCESSFUL EVENT 52-73 | DIRECTORY

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Handmade Christmas items sold at SML for Parkinson’s Research By William Seidel

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ear the entrance of The Cottage Gate’s annual Christmas Open House in November was a special vendor, Joe Williams, from Martinsville, who often visits Smith Mountain Lake. He was selling his handmade reindeer and ornaments, made with Brooks Mill wine corks. The reindeer are made with googly eyes, pom-poms and chenille stems. Each one takes him an average of 10-15 minutes to make. Why does he do it, though? For his son, Speed Williams, who was diagnosed at age 46 with early onset Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago. Williams mentioned that he had made the reindeers for about 20 years and gave them to friends and strangers during the Christmas season. About seven years ago, it become more of a job rather than fun to make his reindeer for profit. His wife then suggested he donate his proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and the time and effort became fun again. “The joy came back, and I was doing it for a specific reason now,” he said. Williams noted that he traveled to several other wineries, restaurants and businesses to see if he could sell his little cork reindeer. That’s when he made his way to The Cottage Gate to talk to co-owner Allen Tolley about his mission. Tolley told him that he was an 18-year Parkinson’s patient himself. He invited Williams to the Christmas Open House to display and sell as many of the little cork crafts as possible.


Shown is part of the display at The Cottage Gate’s annual Christmas Open House in November. Photo by William Seidel. 11

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Safe & Happy New Year!

Joe Williams is shown with his set of reindeer and ornaments at The Cottage Gate’s annual Christmas Open House in November. Photo by William Seidel.

“He was terrific and very supportive,” Williams said.

and seeing lots of smiling faces validated their decision to have

In the seven years since he has been actively selling and

the annual Christmas Open House this year.

donating all proceeds, he has been able to raise $14,000 for

“Even with the mask on, we see the twinkle in their eye. We

the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It brings him much joy knowing the products he sells are for an important purpose. “It’s been a labor of love,” he said. “I do it willingly knowing that the money is going to leading researchers worldwide.”

know they’re smiling,” he said. He said hosting the Christmas Open House brought back a sense of normalcy that has been missing this year. He added that they had lots of purifiers and sanitized

Williams shared his mission with many who stopped at his table and, together with Cottage Gate, raised more than $500 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The reindeer ornaments will continue to be available at Cottage Gate.

throughout the day to help combat the COVID-19 virus. So not only was there a sense of safety, but everyone came and enjoyed the sights, smells and Christmas atmosphere as they browsed the store at 84 Westlake Road, Site 113, Hardy.

Williams also encourages businesses in the Smith Mountain Lake area to reach out to him if they are interested in helping

“We have seen so many people smile,” Tolley said.

him with his mission by calling his cell phone at 276-732-8559.

Seeing a lot of happy shoppers is something Tolley and his

For Tolley, helping to contribute to a cause important to him

wife and co-owner Twilia strive to do at the Cottage Gate.•

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OPEN HOUSE GIVES SMALL BUSINESSES THE SPOTLIGHT By William Seidel

Photos taken at the KEEPin’ Up with J Bohn’s Autumn Open House held in November. Contributed by Jessica Bishop

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t was that time of year where fall-inspired events take place

Ann Training LLC with Laurie Andrews. Bishop also displayed

around Smith Mountain Lake’s 500-mile-plus shoreline. One

her own boutique of women’s accessories and home decor

in particular was held in the cozy home of Jessica “J Bohn”

for sale.

Bishop on the Huddleston side of the lake as an open-housestyle format. Titled “KEEPin’ Up with J Bohn’s Autumn Open House,” this

There also were a wide selection of finger foods and desserts to be enjoyed on her back deck surrounded by mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, Lisa Floyd’s SML mobile murals and

event in November was a way for Bishop to show off one

twinkle lights. The menu included pigs in a blanket with chili

of her biggest passions: decorating her home for all of the

cheese for dipping, pumpkin rolls, preacher cookies, pumpkin

seasons. As a volunteer for the past five years with the SML

spice cupcakes, homemade cinnamon rolls, a Thanksgiving-

Charity Home Tour, Bishop mentioned that she was sad that

inspired charcuterie board, popcorn and hot chocolate.

the SML Charity Home Tour was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. She used this opportunity to open her own home for

“I didn’t want anyone to think that the event wasn’t worth the drive,” Bishop said.

others to gain inspiration for years to come. Not only was this event about getting a tour of Bishop’s

Given the turnout and the positive reception Bishop received from those who came, it was worth the drive. Bishop said

decorated fall home, but she featured multiple new businesses

she was hoping for 40, maybe 50, people to attend, but 78

in the SML area to help the owners start making connections to

people showed up to check out the festivities. Although the

all who came. These businesses included Lakefront Traditions

majority of visitors were women, some were accompanied by

with Savanna and Daniel Dyer, KinleyMae Jewelry with Raven

their husbands, who enjoyed themselves as well, which is what

Smith, GottaGlow Spray Tans with Becky Fogarty, and Laurie

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She said her latest events such as the “Dare to be Beautiful”

“It was the most I have ever sold at an event,” she said.

cruises aboard the Virginia Dare were targeted for women

Fogarty has been doing spray tans for six years but has just

only, but this was open for anyone. Bishop had two special

recently started getting her business involved in the SML area.

guests who came to the event as well.

She expected to talk about her services and get her name out

Santa and Mrs. Claus (played by Frank and Karen Nikic)

to those that came but didn’t think she would have many who

surprised everyone when they showed up to entertain and do

would actually want to get a spray tan on the spot. To her

a little relaxing themselves, staying for most of the event. They

surprise, five people decided to give it a try and were very

even booked a gig for later in the season during the

pleased with their results.

open house.

The gratification of clients and business owners proved

With the large number of people who came, the businesses

to Bishop that this was a successful and fulfilling night for

featured saw some success in selling their products and

everyone involved.

services. KinleyMae Jewelry sold more than 50 pairs of

“It exceeded my expectations, absolutely,” Bishop said.

earrings, three of which she sold to a guest at the open house

“This was a way to provide something for everyone to be

who doesn’t even have her ears pierced yet but plans to so she

able to get out, enjoy their Sunday evening, promoting small

can show off her new earrings.

businesses, and celebrating fall.”•

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Jamboree had a bit of everything for fall lovers By William Seidel

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t was everything a fall festival could have — live bluegrass music from the band New Standard, pig roast, hay rides and candy trails, petting zoo, kid’s games, fire pit and more — all

that at a fall festival jamboree at Eastlake Community Church (ECC) in Moneta for Halloween. “Somebody said it this way, and I love this description. We’re going to take everything we love about fall and pack it into one day,” said Jonathan Brown, who is the family life pastor with his wife Sandy Brown at ECC. The jamboree also featured the “Jamborun” 5K, and a car, truck and bike show for families and spectators to enjoy. There was originally going to be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament called “The Ham Jam,” but it was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Even then, there were still plenty of activities to do. Kids, some of them dressed up in their Halloween costumes, came to the jamboree to take part in the petting zoo and horse ride from Spring Valley Farm. Not only that, but kids enjoyed a round of laser tag at a little obstacle course that was set up to help the kids take cover, or they could head over to the mechanical bull to put their rodeo skills to the test. The candy trail, which was about three quarters of a mile,


Pictured: Kids enjoy activies at Eastlake Community Church’s fall festival jamboree. Photos by William Seidel.

“Smashing success,” said Brown. “It was very good. This

was a hayride that made five stops, and individually wrapped candy was given out. “We collected over 40,000 for the trail,” Brown said. “With Halloween being up in the air, this was a great opportunity for

year has obviously been a crazy year. This is an opportunity for people to come as a family and be with their friends. I think people have had a lot of fun with a lot of good stuff to do.”

them (the kids).” The pig roast, which was free to all who came, featured five pigs and had volunteers stay overnight fixing it and getting it ready before the jamboree started at 9 a.m. The Smith Mountain Lake Coffee House also was in business and serving

Brown said the core value of ECC is to be involved in the community and said this was for the community, not just for their church. He said it was an opportunity to give back to them, invest in them, and share the love of Jesus. “That’s why we do it,” he said.

warm coffee to help keep everyone toasty from the crisp

ECC Pastor Troy Keaton said they normally do fall festivals

morning temperatures. All of this combined helped make the jamboree one of the most popular fall festivals around SML, with more than a

of smaller portions but said the jamboree this year took it to another level.

thousand people coming out to enjoy the festivities.

“It’s been a great turnout,” Keaton said.•

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SPRAY TAN BUSINESS ENCOURAGED BY SML SUPPORT By William Seidel

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t Smith Mountain Lake (SML), there are an abundance of outdoor activities to do such as fishing, hiking, camping, swimming and more. While

outside, many can expect to catch some sunrays and get the satisfaction of a tan. A new business coming to SML will help anyone get a preferred shade of tan in a matter of minutes. Becky Fogarty, who has been in the spray-tan business for six years, has been running her own business called GottaGlow Spray Tans for three years and is starting a new chapter with her business at the lake. Having previously done business in the Roanoke area, the spray-tan services are done manually by Fogarty, and she mentioned it’s a lot different than going to places that involve a spray-tan machine. “The services I offer definitely cater to the individual,” she said. “I can customize your color, which is something that you normally don’t get at a place like that.” Fogarty got her certification to spray tan from Norvell, and the equipment, solution and retail products she sells come from Norvell as well. Proven to be much safer than laying out in the sun or in a tanning bed, spray tan consists of an instant bronzer that contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which starts to turn the skin color from the inside by penetrating the pores. The longer the bronzer sits on the skin, the darker the shade gets. Session times can vary, but typically an average session can take anywhere from 15-20 minutes. Fogarty said for a regular client, they are always talking and

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Pictured: Becky Fogarty Contributed by April Tidrow

making sure to see if there are any areas on their body that she

with interest. Two of her clients at the open house have told

could do better, if they need to apply more lotion, if they need

Fogarty that they are talking about hosting a get together with

to go darker or lighter, and more.

GottaGlow Spray Tans in attendance.

Having just recently moved to SML, Fogarty had to find ways to get her name and business out there, and that’s when she was put in contact with Jessica “J Bohn” Bishop, who invited her to her open house in November. From there,

Fogarty currently is in talks with a few places to set up a little studio, but nothing is official. What makes her business unique is that she is mobile and can give spray tans at the client’s

Fogarty set up her equipment and tent in the room assigned

house. She also said she can expand and travel to areas

by Bishop.

outside of SML, but it would have to involve a spray-tan party

She said she went into the night not knowing what to expect but brought her spray tan equipment and tent just to show

that has four or more people in attendance. Examples include a Girls Night Out gathering, bridal parties, college sororities, etc.

potential clients the setup and how it’s done. “I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to do it,” Fogarty said. Even though she went in to the open house almost blind, Fogarty was met with a pleasant surprise. She ended up

Although most of her business involves women, Fogarty said she can also spray men, but the only requirement is they wear a bathing suit. Her schedule also is flexible. If clients who, for any reason, have a conflict in their schedule to where they

giving five spray tans throughout the night, and that easily

can’t get to Fogarty or vice versa, she offers Norvell self-

topped Fogarty’s expectations. All it took was one client to get

tanning lotion to help hold them over until they can meet.

sprayed, and the rest soon followed. Clients who got sprayed were able to show their tan lines to everyone at the open house, and Fogarty said that was important because people could see the results for themselves rather than be sold on it. “You don’t have to say anything; the proof is right there,” Fogarty said.

Fogarty also said since she is just starting out to SML, she isn’t sure if this will be a seasonal or all-year type business. Even then, GottaGlow Spray Tans is starting to show some promise that it can be a household name around SML. She’s ready for make a name for herself and let everyone know what she’s capable of. “If it’s in the middle of January and you’re going to the

Crystal Perkins was one of the five who got a spray tan, and she was amazed by Fogarty and her skills.

Homestead and you just want to put on a nice dress and some

“She was very thorough, explained the process very well.

heels, I can give you that nice little shade to compliment it. But

She was courteous, polite and the spray tan was absolutely

if you’re going to the Caribbean in the middle of the summer, I

amazing,” Perkins said. “I’ve only had one other, and this one,

can make you look like you’ve been there all summer,”

by far, was 100 times better. She sprayed in directions and ways that didn’t happen the last time I had one. It came out so even and is absolutely flawless. It’s still holding on a week later.” Being at that open house was the first stepping stone for

Fogarty said. Anyone interested or who has questions may reach Fogarty on the business’ social media pages such as Facebook and

Fogarty to try and establish her business at the lake. After

Instagram, which are called GottaGlow Spray Tans. The pages

the event, multiple people have now reached out to her

also have photos of clients demonstrating their tan lines. •

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

TEEN LOVES TO MAKE AND SELL JEWELRY

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mith Mountain Lake definitely has its fair share of

By William Seidel

small businesses and entrepreneurs, and one of them includes an upperclassman at Staunton River High

Staunton River High School junior Raven Smith is shown with her KineyMae jewelry. Photo contributed.

School (SRHS). Junior Raven Smith, 16, is one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the lake community who has been selling her own jewelry, KinleyMae Jewelry, since her first-year of high school when she was only 14. All it took was one purchase from one of

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her products to peak her interest.

“I have a pretty big variety,” she said.

“I made a pair of earrings, and I posted on Facebook

Smith said that in the future, she hopes to start making

to see if anyone would be interested in them. Someone

rings, necklaces and bracelets, but will stick to just

actually bought that pair from me, and I thought that was

earrings right now. Honestly, who can blame her? She has

really cool that I made a product and someone wanted it,”

a packed schedule already.

Smith said. “I started making more, and it just turned into this bigger business than I ever thought it would be.” The name of her brand, KinleyMae, actually holds a

Not only is she the owner of KinleyMae, but she was just named Junior Class President for SRHS, is a cheerleader who is entering her fourth year, and is the

lot of meaning for Smith. Her middle name is Kinley, and

school’s yearbook editor. Smith also is a spin and POUND

her late grandmother used to call her KinleyMae when

instructor at the Moneta Athletic Club and was a hostess

she was little. When Smith started the venture, her

for Drifter’s this past summer.

grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. At the

Smith already has a lot of responsibilities in her young

time, Smith was looking for a name for her products

life and excels at them, even if it creates a lot of chaos

and remembered being called KinleyMae by her late

with time management.

grandmother and felt it was the perfect match. “In some way, I wanted to dedicate my business to her,”

“It’s hard to balance time,” she said. “I don’t generally have a certain way of doing it.”

she said. Smith and her mother then went to a local craft store

As far as if this is what she wants to do for a career, Smith said it’s up in the air right now. She originally had

and bought plenty of materials to make earrings. She said

plans to enter the medical field and do KinleyMae as

it was like an experiment to test out what worked and

a hobby. Smith had aspirations of being an X-ray

didn’t work. All the earrings are made out of metal or

technician and then study radiology to be able to do

faux leather.

MRIs, ultrasounds, etc. Smith did mention that if her hobby

All KinleyMae products are personally made by Smith herself. She said the average time to make a pair can

keeps growing into something bigger, she will consider a switch career-wise.

range from as little as five minutes, and she makes many types of styles. If she is going to promote her earrings at

“If it becomes something bigger, I wouldn’t mind focusing on the business alone,” she said.

an event, Smith said it takes her about three days to create enough for her inventory. KinleyMae has been displayed at a few events recently

Besides events, the selling is done completely virtually, as all products are sold on KinleyMae’s official Facebook and Instagram

with the most noticeable coming from the “Dare to be Boo-

pages, which is called KinleyMae Jewelry.

tiful” cruise hosted by her cousin Jessica, “J Bohn Bishop.”

Whether KinleyMae will expand or not is still to be

On the cruise, her display showed a multitude of different

determined, but Smith right now is counting her blessings

earrings styles such as studs, leather and metal earrings,

and is grateful for what she has been able to accomplish

offered in all shapes and sizes. It was one of the largest

in the almost two years since she has been selling jewelry.

displays on the cruise, if not the largest. Smith mentioned that her inventory isn’t small by any means.

“It’s going a lot better than I thought it would,” she said.•

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Shown is a section of True Awakeningz at 130 Scruggs Road. Photo by William Seidel.

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True Awakeningz brings CBD products to SML By William Seidel

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here’s a new store where Smith Mountain Lake residents and tourists can purchase a wide selection of CBD products. That business is True Awakeningz, located at 130 Scruggs Road.

It was split from True Organics, in which True Awakeningz, which has been in business for three months now, is in the front of the store, and True Organics Spa is located in the back. The owner of both businesses, Jenniferalise Patterson, will oversee True Awakeningz and has given management over to William Eanes to run the spa. When one walks into True Awakeningz for the first time, they will notice a relaxing atmosphere filled with merchandise and products that will give the customers a hippie-like experience for kids and adults. “We want to appeal to both generations,” Patterson said. She said the kids will walk in with their parents and be amazed by the different color gemstones, crystals, shirts and other products. The older

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The first experience one usually gets when they walk in is that of amazement. The store is packed with merchandise, products and more. Anybody would be hard pressed to find one single space in the store that isn’t being used. “They will usually walk in and say ‘wow’ when they first

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HART looks forward to playing lacrosse at Newberry By William Seidel

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fter earning second-team region B her freshman year, the expectations for Franklin County High School senior Adriana Hart, a girls lacrosse midfielder, were already starting to rise. From there, she went to numerous camps, played travel ball for Valley Select and has played on Team Virginia girls lacrosse team. The interests started to roll in for Hart, and they include American University, La Salle University, Christopher Newport University, Allegheny University and University of Dallas. When she made her first recruiting trip to Newberry University, that’s all it took for her to know where she would be playing her college career. “I knew after my first visit that Newberry is where I wanted to be,” she said. She then signed a letter of intent to Newberry College on Nov. 13. Her mother, Carey Hart, said it was practically a done deal after the first visit as well. “She (Adriana) kept saying I don’t know where I want to go, but after the first visit to Newberry, she said she didn’t want to take anymore visits anywhere else,” Carey Hart said. Adriana Hart mentioned that she fell in love with the campus and that the team made her feel like she was already a teammate. Known for her aggressive defense, her speed on offense and her ability as a team leader, Adriana Hart brings the complete package to what a coach looks for in a player for


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Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Varsity Assistant Coach Dexter Beverly talks to the boys basketball team after practice. Photo by William Seidel.

SMLCA boys basketball team looks to improve with chemistry By William Seidel When it comes to playing under Indiana native Mike

with a chuckle. “It was probably like five times a practice he

Greathouse, the Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy boys basketball team can expect a few things each practice under

would say that.” Practice recently began for the Ospreys after tryouts ended,

its head coach: lots of running, attention to detail and working

but Greathouse has been under the weather recently and has

on the fundamentals.

stayed home as a precaution. So it’s safe to say that it’s been a

Players and assistant coaches for the SMLCA boys team

different setting for the Ospreys, who are facing some question

will also say that a guarantee in every practice is his “back in

marks after losing nine seniors.

Indiana” stories.

Leading the way in practice right now for the boys team are

“He use to say ‘back in Indiana’ every single practice when I played for him,” assistant varsity coach Thomas Dean said

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Wrestlers Nininger and Ayers have bright futures after placing at Super 32 By William Seidel

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ighth graders Noah Nininger, from Boones Mill, and

ways to go before he gets to where he wants to be, but that’s

Macon Ayers, from Goodview, already have a legacy

what pushes him every day.

as two of the best wrestlers that Staunton River has seen,

and they haven’t even started their high school careers yet. For the first time in school history, the Staunton River Golden

“It’s a big motivation for sure,” Ayers said. “I need to keep working and keep grinding so I can get to that level when I’m a senior in high school. That’s a big thing for me.”

Eagles had two wrestlers place in the Super 32 Challenge —

That type of humbleness and motivation is why Fike

which is one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the United

considers Ayers to be the one of the most mature wrestlers he

States — and one of them placed first in the nation.

has coached at that age.

The tournament was held Oct. 24-25 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Nininger won the tournament for the 100 lbs. bracket in the

“Macon is a true student of the sport, always wanting to get better and ask questions to improve his wrestling,” he said. “He is always watching film, watching college and Olympic

middle school category by defeating Elijah Cortez from Los

wrestlers to try to add something to his game that will help him

Banos, California, 4-1. Nininger has been at this tournament

continue to improve and be one of the best kids in the country.”

the previous two years and felt he was good enough to walk away with the championship belt. This time, 30 wrestlers were in his bracket, but none of them phased the young star. “I wasn’t intimidated at all; I was confident,” Nininger said. “I thought I was good enough to win.” This comes as no surprise to head coach Scott Fike, who said that Nininger is one of the most confident kids he has ever coached, but that confidence stems from his work ethic and preparation. “Noah is always confident, and he should be. He puts so much work into wrestling by doing extra training and competing all over the country against the best kids,” Fike said. “He knows he is prepared and knows he has to put in the time to be successful.” Nininger’s teammate and classmate, Ayers, at 157 pounds, placed fourth in his weight bracket, falling to Conor McCloskey from Alpharetta, Georgia, 4-0. His bracket featured 18 wrestlers, but he felt he was good enough to place. “I felt I was good enough to place, but I knew it was going to be very tough,” Ayers said. “I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t nervous going into it.” He said the tournament has made him very confident heading into the season, and watching the best from the country compete taught him a lot. As a constant student of the game, Ayers is always finding and learning ways to get better and reach his full potential as a wrestler. He knows he has a

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Fike considers both Nininger and Ayers to be the two most talented wrestlers he has coached at their age. Both started wrestling when they were four years old, and both have kept the burning passion for the sport they excel at. Their hard work and skills has not only been recognized in the state but across the nation. Nininger, according to Fike, is the top middle school wrestler at his weight in the country. “Anyone who has been around wrestling in Virginia has known for years how special Noah is and how he will have a chance to be one of the best wrestlers to ever come out of the

Pictured on Pages 34-35: Left: Staunton River Middle School wrestler Noah Nininger wears his championship belt after winning the national Super 32 tournament held Oct. 24-25 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Right: Staunton River Middle School wrestler Macon Ayers wears his fourth place medal from the national Super 32 tournament held Oct. 24-25 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Photos contributed.

state,” Fike said. Ayers isn’t far behind ranking wise, as he is currently ranked fifth in the country at his weight, according to Fike. “Macon has also been another kid that is well respected in the state,” Fike said. “He has continued to get better and better every year, and these last three years, he has found another level in his wrestling game. His results speak for that at the Super 32.”

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ot long ago, Jennifer Roach, a young lady from

but not the danger. There is always the misfallen tree, the

our neighborhood, wrote a fine essay entitled “The

splitting trunk — and worst of all — the unseen falling branch.

Nobility of the Logging Profession.” Most readers,

The latter is what killed Herford Lawson. It’s what killed Ben

glancing at the header (including me), would have chosen

Ashwell in 1911.

“honorable” as the descriptive word, rather than “nobility,”

The young lady speaks movingly of her family’s loss and

but after reading her commentary, realized the title was

the great sadness occasioned by it, 94 years after a nearly

aptly chosen.

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In speaking of the recent death of Herford Allen Lawson,

aftermath of the accidents. Lawson was taken from the side

one of their company’s family loggers, she made a point

of a mountain in an old-style ambulance — the only kind that

so obvious that it’s usually overlooked — overlooked even

could reach him. News of the tragedy came to the family

by those, like myself, who have had some semblance of

by cellphone.

experience with it. That is, as with firemen, policemen and

Ashwell was placed in a wagon, covered with its sheet and

commercial fishermen, loggers leaving home in the morning

brought home. As the vehicle proceeded, the news preceded

may very well not return alive.

on foot by neighbors running house-to-house with the

Furthermore, danger in logging is a condition that has not

dreadful tidings. In order to reach where the Ashwell family

changed one iota between today’s men with their modern

lived (our home place as of 1939), it was necessary to pass

equipment and those in the River days with their axes, mules

the Payne home, then on the corner of what today is

and cross-cut saws. Volume of production has changed,

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“Notes From The River” Series By Glenn Ayers

This was the most melancholy moment of the grim journey. Altha Payne, Ben Ashwell’s fiancee, was here. My father, just five at the time, also was there. His recollection of the scene was never clear as to detail, but the impression lasted his entire life, as it did Earl’s who was Altha’s brother. Dad remembered only that the “road was full of people” and that there was a great to-do concerning Altha, whether it was to prevent her going to the wagon or consoling her if she did. Ashwell was 19 at the time, Altha even younger. He was

has made it a Road odyssey. It also furthers Jennifer Roach’s notion of “nobility.” For anyone who has faced cutting trees, even amateurs such as I, know something of the struggle with nature that goes on in the woods. I’ve had limbs fall, but none that hurt me. I dodged a falling tree that spun wrongly from its stump only because I saw it coming. Lawson and Ashwell, professionals, lacked my luck. Many fail to appreciate that loggers are not just profiteers

revered in the neighborhood, considered somewhat of a Bible scholar. Altha Payne was the sweetest, mothering

who devastate the wilderness. They are the foot soldiers of

woman most ever knew but was always a surrogate. She

our economy, providing society’s basic raw material. And

never married till very late in life, yet cared for children

they have an affinity with their environment that does make

continuously. She “baby-sat” my dad, my brothers and me,

them noble. Never has an understanding of this been better stated than

and my own two sons. The fact that I heard the “Bringing Ben Ashwell Home” story all my life, repeatedly from Earl, ’Lonza and Dad,

by Jennifer’s husband, Jay Roach: “Trees are living things, and we’re killing them. Sometimes, they fight back.”

should give readers an idea of the acute poignancy that

I’m sure Ben Ashwell would have said, “Amen.”•

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Taylor’d In Thyme’s fall festival one of best

free trackless train, and we had a build-a-buddy station,”

By William Seidel

selling their products. She noted that because it is close to

she said. The build-a-buddy station, much like build-a-bear, is building your own stuffed animal. It was one of the most successful vendors there. “She almost sold out,” Steele said. “She did really well.” It wasn’t the only vendor that saw success. Steele said that each vendor found success networking with customers and Christmas, most of the vendors were selling Christmas-themed

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products. Taylor’d In Thyme is now closed for the season. It will

aylor’d In Thyme’s fall festival in November was

remain closed throughout the winter season and plans to

considered by the owners to be their best yet

reopen in April, when its will hold a spring festival that will

considering the vendors and turnout.

hopefully outdo the fall one. Steele said the vendors that

“It’s beyond explanation,” said co-owner Cynthia

Arrington about how well she thought it went. “I just couldn’t believe it.” The festival, located at 1510 Morgans Fork Road, Penhook, was scheduled for six hours, and co-owner Brittany Steele

participated are the driving force making it successful. “We appreciate our vendors very much,” said Steele. “We appreciate the customers that come out and everyone that supports us.” If Taylor’d In Thyme sees more success at a future festival,

said that they were extremely busy from beginning to near

that would be an accomplishment in itself considering more

the end.

than 200 people showed up to take part in fall festivities.

With all the festivities featured at the event, it’s not hard

Co-owner Angie Stewart recalled how when they opened

to understand why. A total of 36 vendors were present at

their doors for the first time two years ago, they were begging

Taylor’d In Thyme, and selections included antiques, home

vendors to come to their first events. Now? They have had to

décor and more.

turn vendors away because they have run out of space to

Steele mentioned the different activities they had at this

set up.

event compared to their Fourth of July event.

“Our cup has flowed over,” she said. “We’ve come a long ways.”•

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Pictured (from left): Children take part in a pumpkin painting at a fall festival in November hosted by Taylor’d In Thyme. Families take part in a hay ride at the festival. Vendors set up at the festival. The event was considered by the owners to be their best yet considering the vendors and turnout. Contributed by Brittany Steele.

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Opposite page from left at top: Boats get ready for The Virginia Dare’s annual Boat Parade in November. The parade spreads holiday cheer amongst locals and visitors. Photos contributed.. Opposite page at bottom: Frank Nikic, who played Santa Claus on the The Virginia Dare’s annual Boat Parade in November, took pictures with passengers throughout the night. Photo by William Seidel.

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boat parade helped provide food to children

COVID-19 going on,” Meyer said.

in Huddleston, Moneta and Montvale

Everyone who came to the parade or brought their boats

Elementary Schools.

to be captains in the parade were encouraged to bring a

The Virginia Dare hosted its annual Boat

food item to donate.

Parade in November, its third year under owners Garrett

The cruise aboard the Virginia Dare saw no problem

Meyer and Darrin Day. Through the Food for Kids –

selling tickets despite COVID-19 concerns, as this was one

Weekend Pack a Sack program, food donated were non-

of the most popular event during the fall season at SML.

perishable, kid friendly, and light weight.

More than 30 boats participated in the parade, and they

Options included Chef Boyardee, canned soup, boxed

were decorated with lights to brighten up the lake as they

mac and cheese, juice boxes, crackers and cookies, cereal bars and granola bars, and apple sauce.

Those aboard the Virginia Dare, and on the other boats

“In the previous years, we’ve done toys, but we really felt as though that this program was imperative, especially with

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for that matter, enjoyed a warmer night than usual in November. Passengers on the Virginia Dare had a little


bit more of a treat waiting for them on board, as food was prepared by both Virginia Dare Portside Bar & Grill

Even with COVID-19 concerns, there wasn’t much concern from Meyers.

and Smith Mountain Lake Coffee House, with a selection

“Our cruises maintain the guidelines by the health

of finger foods and desserts to enjoy on board as they

department from Bedford County as well as the state, so

traveled through the dark night and calm waters of the lake.

we weren’t worried about being complaint,” he said. “We

There was a surprise on the boat as well, as Santa and

wanted to make sure the customers felt safe aboard.”

Mrs. Clause were on board interacting and taking pictures with the adults and children. Speaking of adults, some

Meyer also wanted to thank all who participated in the parade, saying the event wouldn’t happen without them.

decided to have a little bit of entertainment themselves by

“It’s a community effort to make this happen,” he said.

doing some karaoke and dancing on the bottom floor and

Meyer also said that guests coming to the Virginia Dare

giving the other passengers lots of laughs and entertainment

are still welcomed to bring the same food items, and they

as they sang Christmas tunes the rest of the way back.

will still collect them and get them where they need to go.•

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Mountain View Vintage Market pulls off successful event By William Seidel Background: Shown are vendors from Mountain View Vintage Market in Bedford in October. Photo by William Seidel.

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anceling the fourth annual Mountain View Vintage Market (MVVM) in Bedford almost became a reality due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organizer put some thought into it and asked the community what they wanted. After overwhelming support to continue, the festival went on in October with state guidelines in place, brimming with about 50 vendors, live music and food trucks. “I thought about canceling, but I put a poll on social media and asked,” said host of MVVM Jennifer Lesniak. “An overwhelming response was to please let the market go on. So, we went with it and went by all Virginia COVID-19 guidelines.” The vendors included a wide array of options from antiques, handmade signs, jewelry, farmhouse décor, refurbished vendors, shabby chic, rustic and more. The festival in October was filled with people browsing, chatting, making deals for items they found of interest, and enjoying the cool sunny weather while they were treated with live music as they shopped and ate food from the food trucks. The food trucks consisted of pizza, barbecue, Mexican, coffee and sweets. Lesniak recalled the times she would go to markets in North Carolina, and she got the idea that she wanted to host her own markets. She would come home and tell her husband that they could do this themselves. There was fear, as expected when they first tried it in 2017, but those fears were quickly put to rest when they saw the success that MVVM brought. “Have you ever seen a prayer come to reality right in front of you? That is exactly what happened, and I tell you the truth, I cried at least five times that day. All happy tears,” Lesniak said. From there, they continued to have it, and MVVM continued to grow more popular. Lesniak said that now vendors who want to participate have to go through an application process, and if they are accepted, they are then put on a waiting list. Fall is the time when the days get cooler and shorter, so families are usually staying in their house to keep warm. The market offers a variety of vintage, antiques and handmade products to give houses a special touch for the holidays. Lesniak said that if anybody wasn’t able to make it this year, they can enjoy it next year. “Have a girl’s day, grab your hubby for a date or come by yourself. No matter what, you won’t be sorry,” she said. This all comes as a dream come true for Lesniak and her family, and she said the vision for the market is about bringing the community together and sharing kindness and love. This year was the best one yet for the MVVM. “This year the market grew, and we are thrilled. It was fabulous. The weather was amazing, and God was so gracious to us,” said Lesniak. “When people walk away from the market, we want them to leave feeling loved and well.”•

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BAPTIST Barnhardt Baptist Church 1033 Brittle St., Goodview, (540) 890-2076 Chamblissburg Baptist Church 9226 Stewartsville Rd., Moneta, (540) 890-2105 Franklin Memorial Baptist Church 3980 Truman Hill Rd., Hardy, (540) 721-3991 Glade Hill Baptist Church 6608 Colonial Tpk., Glade Hill, (540) 576-2580 Halesford Baptist Church 2485 Lost Mountain Rd., Wirtz, (540) 721-8640 Quaker Baptist Church 4665 Chestnut Fork Rd., Bedford, (540) 297-4454 Rocky Mount Baptist Church 85 W Church St., Rocky Mount, (540) 483-2641 Sandy Level Baptist Church 10817 W. Gretna Rd., Sandy Level, (434) 927-5459 Sandy Ridge Baptist Church 231 Bonbrook Mill Rd., Rocky Mount, (540) 483-2356 Vitalize Church 84 Westlake Rd., Hardy, (540) 580-8760 White Rock Baptist Church 8730 Edwardsville Rd., Hardy, (540) 890-1236

BAPTIST-MISSIONARY Franklin Grove Missionary Baptist Church 3727 Hatchett Rd., Penhook, (540) 576-1258

BAPTIST-INDEPENDENT Goodview Baptist Church 1057 Grace Ct., Goodview, (540) 890-4822

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BAPTIST-SOUTHERN Palestine Baptist Church 9244 SML Pkwy., Huddleston, (540) 297-4442 Radford Baptist Church 1293 Radford Church Rd., Moneta, (540) 297-5214 Staunton Baptist Church 15267 SML Pkwy., Huddleston, (540) 297-6753 Westlake Baptist Church 2075 Scruggs Rd., Moneta, (540) 721-8784 BRETHEREN Boones Chapel Church of the Bretheren 2228 Circle Creek Rd., Penhook, (540) 576-1129 Smith Mountain Lake Community Church 6675 Burnt Chimney Rd., Wirtz, (540) 721-1816 CATHOLIC St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 15 Glenwood Dr., Rocky Mount, (540) 483-9591

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Resurrection Catholic Church 15353 Moneta Rd., Moneta, (540) 297-5530 St. Andrew’s Catholic Church 631 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, (540) 344-9814 CHRISTIAN Greater Canaan Land Church 303 Canaan Land Dr., Gretna, (434) 656-3402 Christ Community Church 14900 Old Franklin Trnpk., Penhook, (540) 576-4242 First Church of Christ, Scientist/ Christian Science Church 2901 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, (434) 845-0526 Eastlake Community Church 1118 Hendricks Store Rd., Moneta, (540) 297-0966 Faith Fellowship 100 Wirtz Rd., Wirtz, (540) 334-3477 First Church of Christ, Scientist 1155 Overland Rd., Roanoke, (540) 343-4889 Goodview Church of God 1057 Grace Ct., Goodview, (540) 890-4822 Jehovah’s Witnesses of Bedford 1534 Link Rd., Bedford, (540) 586-2035 Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness 5969 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz, (540) 721-1212 Mt. Ivy Christian Church 5120 Scruggs Rd., Moneta, (540) 721-5060


SML Seventh Day Adventist Church 10802 Moneta Rd., Moneta, (540) 296-2225

Penhook United Methodist Church 29 Morgans Fork Rd., Penhook, (540) 576-1768

Trinity Ecumenical Parish (Episcopal, Presbyterian, Lutheran) 40 Lakemount Dr., Moneta, (540) 721-4330

Redwood United Methodist Church 3001 Old Franklin Trnpk., Rocky Mount, (540) 483-9090

West End Church of Christ 610 Vaden Dr., Gretna, (434) 656-1072

Rocky Mount United Methodist Church 35 N Main St., Rocky Mount, (540) 483-5338

Wirtz Assemblies of God 1718 Burnt Chimney Rd., Wirtz, (540) 721-3099 EPISCOPAL Trinity Episcopal Church 15 E Church St., Rocky Mount, (540) 483-5038 St. Johns Episcopal Church 314 N Bridge St., Bedford, (540) 586-9582 St. Thomas Episcopal Church 9575 Big Island Hwy., Bedford, (540) 586-4768 GREEK ORTHODOX Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 30 Huntington Blvd. NE, Roanoke, (540) 362-3601 St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church 1724 Langhorne Rd., Lynchburg, (434) 384-7585

OTHER Lynchburg Korean Church 2409 Judith St., Lynchburg, (434) 847-2523 Shekijah Preparation Assembly 104 Fleetwood Dr., Lynchburg, (434) 237-7721

Three Oaks Fellowship United Methodist Church 1026 Gravel Hill Rd., Vinton, (540) 890-8300 SYNAGOGUES Agudath Shalom Synagogue 2055 Langhorne Rd., Lynchburg, (434) 846-0739 Beth Israel Synagogue 920 Franklin Rd., Roanoke, (540) 343-0289 Temple Beth Shalom 129 Sutherlin Ave., Danville, (434) 792-3489 Temple Emanuel 1163 Persinger Rd., SW, Roanoke, (540) 342-3378

METHODIST Bethesda United Methodist Church 14340 Wyatts Way, Huddleston, (434) 944-8011 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 13586 S. Old Moneta Rd., Moneta, (540) 297-7957 Burnt Chimney United Methodist Church 6625 B.T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz, (540) 721-3392 Epworth United Methodist Church 60 Merriman Way Rd., Moneta, (540) 721-4926 Patmost United Methodist Church 1405 Patmos Church Rd., Huddleston, (434) 944-8011

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