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Hospital (CFMH) continues to offer a wide range of services. These include general surgery, cancer care, heart diagnostics (nuclear medicine and pacemaker insertion), imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI, digital mammography, ultrasound and bone densitometry), physical and cardiopulmonary therapies, podiatry, GYN surgery and more.

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EDItOR’S NOtE

LOVE tHE LAKE

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LAKE HOMES

LAKE & GARDEN

John and Theresa Dorlini of CIRCLE Design Studio transformed one lake home into a peaceful oasis.

Kimberly Dalferes explores the options for bargain seeking and thrift store perusing at the lake and shares her finds.

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PROFILE

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Bedford County nonprofit Hunters for the Hungry is celebrating 25 years of feeding the community with venison.

Since 2012, friends and family have been gathering at the lake home of Bobby and Wanda Housman for an annual tradition.

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Contents

January/February 2017

Social Seen

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BEST OF SML

WEDDINGS

LODGING GuIDE

Check out the winners in our 16th annual Best of Smith Mountain Lake Awards.

The Old Mill Farm in Bedford County is now in its third year as a wedding venue.

The lake area provides an array of accommodations, such as hotel rooms, cabins and B&Bs.

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CALENDAR

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DOCK TALE HOuR

Check out events happening in the area during January and February.

Check out scenes from the SML Fall Chili and Craft Festival, Business After Hours and more.

Humor columnist Kimberly Dalferes has advice for newlyweds.

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Timing is everything. Making award-winning wine takes time. Roger Furrow, owner of Hickory Hill Vineyards in Moneta, is grateful for the gift of time. Five years ago, Roger went into cardiac arrest after a routine stress test at Centra Medical Group Stroobants Cardiovascular Center in Moneta. Chad Hoyt, MD, and Laura Bollard, RN, sprang into action, performing CPR to save his life. Within minutes, Centra ONE landed and they were flown to Centra Lynchburg General Hospital where cardiologists discovered three blockages and Roger underwent a triple bypass heart surgery. The winemaker treasures every day on the family vineyard. Each grape harvested builds upon a craft requiring patience and time. Roger credits his cardiologist, surgeon and nurses for Roger Furrow Owner, Hickory Hill Vineyards

giving him more of the latter.

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’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but there’s nothing better than a new year to hit the reset button.

This is also the time of year that newly engaged couples begin making their wedding plans. In this issue, our wedding guide highlights services, such as photography, catering and flowers, that are available in our area. We also have a profile of The Old Mill Farm, a Bedford County wedding venue with a down-home vibe. In our homes feature, Ferne Hale showcases how a Roanokebased design firm transformed one lake home from outdated to outstanding. Virtually no space was left untouched in this stunning remodel.

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Janette Saviano janette.saviano@smithmountainlaker.com

If decorating on a budget has you shaking your head in frustration, fear not! Kimberly Dalferes shares her tips on where to find bargain deals for home decor around the lake. Finally, after months of waiting, find out which businesses received top honors in our annual Best of Smith Mountain Lake Awards. From all of us at Smith Mountain Laker magazine, cheers to a happy, healthy and productive New Year!

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From scrumptious wedding cake to fresh-cut flowers — there are numerous elements that go into making a wedding day perfect. Heather Turner of Heather Turner Photography captured the essence of an outdoor wedding in photographs.

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Rich and Doreen Faga traveled from St. Petersburg to Moscow on a riverboat in May. “We learned so much about Russian history, art, food and culture,” Doreen said. “We even rode the Moscow subway, which is deep underground, lavishly decorated and was used as bomb shelters during WWII.”

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SHORELINES Lake Homes

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Before (inset left) and after photos of the sunroom — updates included new windows, tile, lighting, furnishings and a new gas fireplace built into a stacked stone wall.


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ranquility, peace and quiet were all part of one Smith Mountain Laker’s plans when he ended up buying a retirement home remotely situated on six acres with 900 feet of waterfront. The house, which is visible by neither land nor water, was approximately 25 years old and needed updating. While still working and living in London — about 4,000 miles away — he used the internet to search for designers. After meeting, emailing and talking with John and Theresa Dorlini, owners of CIRCLE Design Studio of Roanoke, the homeowner, who felt like he clicked with them, decided to hire them for the project.

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On his next visit to the lake, the homeowner brought along a friend — his ex-wife — to show her the house. He talked about ripping out the carpet, changing window treatments and making some furniture selections. One look and she convinced him that the house needed more than cosmetic modification — this was a major gut job! John Dorlini of CIRCLE Design shared his thoughts about the remodel. “This project was exciting to us because of the challenge to infuse clean-lined modern with Spanish Mission style,” he said. “In the end, we were able to blend the two seamlessly.” The exterior of the home has not drastically changed. There is a new masculine, oak front door;


“This project was exciting to us because of the challenge to infuse clean-lined modern with Spanish Mission style.” John Dorlini

ABOVE AND LEFT. The living room was transformed with new floor-to-ceiling windows, wood flooring, new relocated fireplace, ceiling beams and new lighting to highlight the works of art.

Photo courtesy of glenda Mcdaniel, long & foster realtors

the living room fireplace and chimney have been relocated; an exterior door from the bedroom was eliminated; cutesy window flower boxes were removed; and numerous windows were replaced and enlarged. The Dorlinis took the favorable aspects of this Spanish modern home, which featured white walls with dark trim, and bumped the look up a notch — or 20. White carpet was replaced with 5-inch oak flooring stained dark. The combined living and dining areas were better defined — the dining room sports a dark wood ceiling and the living room has dark wooden beams following the pointed roof line. In place of spotlights in the ceiling, unique light

OPPOSITE PAGE TOP. The parlor features a tiled bar area with glass shelves and comfortable chairs to enjoy when sipping scotch. A new coffered ceiling and light fixture accent the space. MIDDLE LEFT. Behind the bar is a mother-of-pearl tiled wall. BOTTOM LEFT. Renovations to the exterior of the home included a relocated chimney and new front door.

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SHORELINES Lake Homes

Photo courtesy of glenda Mcdaniel, long & foster realtors

TOP. New arched doorways allow for a view of the lake from the entry hallway. A new wall niche showcases the owner’s sculpture. LEFT AND ABOVE. In the kitchen, a wall was removed to link the kitchen and sunroom as well as provide a lake view. Note the wooden ceiling in the kitchen.

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fixtures and specialized lighting showcase the numerous works of art. The short living room windows were replaced with longer ones to take advantage of the forest views, and new floor-length drapes were installed. A new arched fireplace was moved to the end of the room and is now flanked by hunky wooden storage shelves. The kitchen underwent the biggest transformation. Everything is new, and walls were torn down to open


the area to an adjacent sun room. The wooden ceiling links this room with the dining area, and white cabinets, featuring quartz countertops, brighten the room. The contrasting dark wood island with granite and a cook top with a down-draft fan allows for a clear view of the lake. New tile flooring extends from the kitchen to the sitting room adorned by new windows and skylights. A cast iron wood stove was replaced by a sleek, corner-mounted gas fireplace set into a stone surround. Modern light fixtures and area rugs were added. The wall at one end of the room features exquisite mother-of-pearl tile with shelves for the bar and a sitting area. The screened porch was updated with a wood ceiling and tiled floor, and a wide deck extends around two sides of the home as an inviting transition from inside to the attractive grounds. Other areas of the main floor — a bathroom, laundry room, study with computer desk and dreamy bedroom, which also includes a woodcovered ceiling and three-sided gas fireplace — were reconfigured with new Spanish-style, arched doorways. A former craft area became the bedroom’s

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BELOW. A sleek new bath area brings the outdoors in. BOTTOM. The master bedroom features a new three-sided gas fireplace and wooden ceiling.

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master bath complete with an exotic tub, separate shower and double vanity. On the upper level, two guest bedrooms and one bath were updated. The bath includes an elegant shower and trough sink. Downstairs, a temperaturecontrolled wine room holds the owner’s collection in luxurious comfort. “Rarely do we get the chance to be the general contractor of our own design,” Dorlini said. “When bid estimates came back high, we were given the opportunity to price the work using our team of sub-contractors and handled all of the construction management under our sister company CIRCLE Design Build. Keeping the designers involved through the entire process made for the best possible outcome.” The homeowner agreed. “I’m very happy with how the project turned out. CIRCLE Design acted as designer, architect and general contractor, which allowed me to do this remotely from London. Projects like this don’t go without issues, but we worked through them quickly, and the Dorlinis did a great job. We had numerous Skype meetings to make selections, decisions and to provide me with updates on progress. I was particularly happy with how quickly they understood my style and incorporated it into the design. This is probably a different way to do a big renovation, but it worked for me.”


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Bargain Hunting Finding deals for your home

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LEFT. Now in its 12th year of operation, the Discovery Shop at Smith Mountain Lake raises funds to support the American Cancer Society. The all-volunteer workforce resells gently used donated furnishings, as well as new items that are donated to the group during the High Point, North Carolina Market event. The store, located on Scruggs Road, is open Monday through Saturday.

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n a cold, wintry weekend, you find yourself nestled in your favorite big comfy chair in front of a cozy fire, longingly looking through the latest issue of a colorful home magazine. The glossy pages offer beautiful photos of light gray linen sofas, kilim rugs scattered on hand-scraped wooden floors and lovely seeded glass lamps perched on perfect height side tables. You sigh deeply as you flip through page after page of stunning kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms, and you think, “If only I could afford any of these designs and furnishings.” It’s true — there is a multi-million dollar highend furniture enterprise out there, where quality often equates to sky-high retail prices. But, if you’re a champagne dreamer on a beer budget, you don’t have to forgo up-to-date style and design. Instead, welcome to the world of thrifting and secondhand buying. The popularity of television shows such as “Flea Market Flip” and “American Pickers” reflect our continuing hunger for bargain hunting and deal shopping. Whereas these shows infer that bargains are all around us, it can take dedication and practice to be able to spot a good chair with great bones under a mess of worn pink floral fabric. However, your frugal shopping savings can be substantial

BOTTOM LEFT. Then and Now Shops, located on Virginia 122 near Westlake Corner, sells a variety of items on consignment, such as home decor, artwork and musical instruments.

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One of the best tips for thrift store and secondhand shopping is to go in with an open mind. On any given day you may come across a hidden treasure that could be perfect for a DIY project.

and worth the invested time. Besides, the thrill of the hunt is what makes secondhand shopping and thrifting so much fun!

Tips for successful thrifting

One of the best tips for thrift store and secondhand shopping is to go in with an open mind. On any given day you may come across a hidden treasure that could be perfect for a DIY project. However, if you venture out with something specific in mind, you’re likely to come up empty-handed. For example, you

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could likely put together a collection of mix-andmatch white dinner plates, purchased one or two at a time, which could be accessorized with any color scheme. But, if you’re looking for a particular fine china pattern with place settings for 12, that’s going to be a tall order for thrift store shopping. When it comes to secondhand furniture, look for pieces that can be updated with paint or stain, and be wary of large pieces of furniture that need to be reupholstered. Reupholstering can be an expensive solution that usually requires a professional. Always check furniture for bad springs, sagging cushions or wobbly legs. A $10 chair that you’ll never be able to use is money wasted. However, don’t be deterred by a little chipped paint or worn finish. Remember that a can of glossy black spray paint can do wonders for a used set of outdoor wrought iron furniture. We’re quite lucky that here at Smith Mountain Lake, we have many options for bargain seeking and thrift store perusing. Whether you’re in the market for a whole house revamp or just a new look for that spare bathroom, these stores are worth a visit for a little inspiration and fun treasure hunting.

Where to find bargains at Smith Mountain Lake

Then and Now Shops. Traveling along Virginia 122 in Moneta, it’s hard to miss the large red barn-


10 StorES to Find BArgAins 1. Then and now ShopS, 14176 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta, VA 24121 2. Grand home FurniShinGS weSTlake ouTleT, 71 Parkcrest Drive Hardy, VA 24101 3. purrFecT TreaSureS, 18401 Virgil Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 4. The GaTherinG place oF penhook, 15320 Old Franklin Turnpike, Penhook, VA 24137 5. The diScovery Shop aT SmiTh mounTain lake, 400 Scruggs Road, Suite 500, Moneta, VA 24121 6. Goodwill STore and donaTion cenTer, 13697 Booker T Washington Highway, Moneta, VA 24121 7. Black doG SalvaGe, 902 13th Street SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 8. virGinia FurniTure marT decoraTor’S ouTleT, 20000 Virgil Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, VA 24151 9. reclaimed, 361 Scruggs Road, Moneta, VA 24121 10. Gary’S anTiqueS, 130 Rock Lily Road, Wirtz, VA 24184

like building set back from the road and accessed by a gravel drive. A large banner draped across the front of the building beckons drivers to turn in and explore the contents of this large multi-vendor consignment center. Inside you’ll find a warehouse environment, every square inch, from floor to ceiling, covered with antique and used furniture, accessories, quilts, rugs, lamps, kitchen items and more. Upon entering, take a moment to say hello to owner Edith McMinnis, a

OPPOSITE PAGE TOP LEFT. Purrfect Treasures carries merchandise from Uttermost, including lamps, mirrors, picture frames and furniture. TOP CENTER. Then and Now Shops features a warehouse environment with items, including antique and used furniture, accessories, quilts, rugs, lamps, kitchen items and more. ABOVE. Edith McMinnis opened Then and Now Shops in 2012. She reviews and approves all consignments. Currently, the store has approximately 50 consigners. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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ABOVE AND OPPOSITE PAGE. Located next door to the Franklin County Humane Society, Purrfect Treasures in Rocky Mount sells a mix of donated goods as well as furnishings provided by Uttermost, a designer and manufacturer of home decor.

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nonagenarian who has been the owner and purveyor since the business opened in 2012. The aunt of local real estate developer Ron Willard Sr., McMinnis is proud of her business acumen. “I review and approve all consignments, and I don’t take everything,” McMinnis said. “I’ve got a good eye for what will and won’t sell. Right now, I have almost 50 consignors in here.” There are deals to be found, for sure. A Martha Stewart wicker ottoman with cushion, still in its wrapper, was spotted in the warehouse for $37.50. Compare this to an online retail price of $119. There is also artwork for an array of tastes adorning the walls as well as jewelry and handmade scarves. The store is located at 14176 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta. The Discovery Shop at Smith Mountain Lake. Tucked into a strip of storefronts on Scruggs Road near Westlake Corner, the shop is part of a network of stores nationwide that raises funds to support the American Cancer Society. An all-volunteer workforce resells gently used furnishings donated from residents around the lake area. Open Monday through Saturday, the store is filled with an eclectic mix that turns over quickly. A recent store visit revealed items such as a tall glass pub table with an industrial vibe — its chrome base was constructed

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from bicycle parts — and a large Buddha head made of translucent blue-green glass. Not to be missed are the Discovery Shop’s Back Door Sales. Held periodically, this is when the warehouse directly behind the store is opened in order to make room for new inventory. Last September, when Washingtonian Danielle Brian was visiting friends at the lake, she decided to explore the offerings. “I’m so glad we came over to check out this sale,” Brian said. “I found this Ethan Allen double bed for just $10! I’m going to give it a fresh coat of white paint and it will look beautiful in my daughter’s bedroom.” The store is located at 400 Scruggs Road, Moneta and on Facebook. Purrfect Treasures. Another local store with a charitable mission is Purrfect Treasures in Rocky Mount. Adjacent to Franklin County Humane Society, this volunteer-run store offers weekend bargain hunters (the store is only open Friday through Sunday) a mix of donated goods as well as furnishings provided by Uttermost, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-end home decor based in Rocky Mount. It should be noted that this shop is not a thrift store in the traditional sense — items that are donated by Uttermost are one-of-a-kind sample pieces or from the company’s market showrooms.


“We are grateful to have the support of Inglath and Mac Cooper as well as the Uttermost family,” said Anita Scott, the humane society’s adoption center director. “Shoppers can find deals here that they couldn’t find elsewhere, and it all goes to a great cause.” When visiting this store, don’t miss the downstairs area, which offers many treasures for those on the hunt for a good deal. A small room in the back offers mirrors in every imaginable size, shape and finish. The downstairs also houses many unique pieces. For example, tucked amongst the tables and dining chairs, a recent tour turned up two matching headboards finished in bright, kelly green with an inset covered in black and white cowhide. For the right buyer, these headboards would certainly be statement pieces and a steal for $150 each. All proceeds go to the Franklin County Humane Society and their no-kill shelter. Purrfect Treasures is located at 18401 Virgil Goode Highway, Rocky Mount and on Facebook. Whatever your decorating style or taste, be it industrial modern or traditional colonial, there’s a treasure resting out there on some wayward shelf, just waiting for you to discover it and make it your own. Happy hunting.

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If you love privacy, you will love this Awesome Lake Home with 1.90 Acre Point Lot & over 500’ of Waterfront! The next best thing is the price is only $389,900 w/ approx. 1986 Sq. Ft. Finished & another 1242 Lower Level that is unfinished. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 Laundrys, Great Room w/ FP overlooking the lake, wood floors, Main level living w/ master suite and new master bath w/ soaking tub, ceramic walk-in shower & huge walk-in closet & area for main level laundry. 2 Car Garage! Very convenient to Roanoke, AEP allows a dock up 2250 Sq Ft. MLS#831662

Beautiful lakefront contemporary log home. Very spacious w/ approx. 3,300 sq. ft., 4 br’s, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen w/ granite countertops, main level living, huge double decks, great room w/ cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace, covered boathouse and extra storage building. MLS #817484. $679,900.

Great Location to Hales Ford Bridge! 4 lots with the property! Owner has almost totally remodeled this home with new roof, new flooring, updated baths, tilt-in windows , new wet bar, new drainfield, new paint inside and out, updated appliances. This spacious lake home has 4 bedrooms, 4 Full Baths and approx. 4600 Sq. Ft., 2 Docks on the property, detached workshop with electric. The Gross rental is approx. $30,000 to $35,000 per year. MLS#830066. $499,900

Enjoy this spacious lake home w/ approx. 3735 sq ft finished, main channel lake views & level lot w/ 115’ waterfront, floor plan accommodates main level living! 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, kitchen & baths w/ granite countertops, 2 ovens, screened porch, workshop, 4 fireplaces, formal dining room, kitchenette on lower level, stamped concrete driveway & walkway, 2 car garage, covered boathouse, new roof, gutters & heat pump w/ gas backup approx. 3 years ago. Beautifully landscaped, built-in bookshelves, Andersen windows & doors. MLS# 809827. $819,900

Maintenance-Free Brick Ranch close to the lake w/3 bedrooms, 2 Baths & Full Unfinished Basement, Sunroom and Carport. $149,900.

SPACIOUS BRICK RANCH W/4.12 ACRES - $278,000 This MaintenanceFree Brick Ranch has park-like setting with 4.12 Acres, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Great Room with Fireplace and wood floors, Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Kitchen with Breakfast Area, Full Walkout Lower Level,Beautiful landscaping, Double Car Garage, Home has oil heat & central air, sunroom with separate heat pump, 2 Brick fireplaces, Woodstove in lower level.

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Awesome Carriage Home that is fully loaded w/ upgrades & spacious with One level living w/ approx. 2,091 sq ft finished. 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, great kitchen w/ cherry cabinets, granite countertops, & stainless appliances, great room w/ cathedral ceiling, fireplace & Brazilian cherry wood floors, formal dining room w/ tray ceiling, sunroom, 2 car garage, paved driveway. $319,900

Incredible Brick Home with Approx 4600 Sq. Ft, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, Office and Built in 2014. Located in Chestnut Creek Golf Community and Great View overlooking the 14th Hole, Kitchen with custom cherry cabinets with granite countertops, Formal Dining Room, Dining Area off of Kitchen, Huge Master Suite with tray ceiling, large walk-in closet, Walk-In Ceramic ShowerHandicap Accessible, Double Vanities, Granite Countertops, Great Room with gas fireplace w/remote & granite, Lots of Crown Molding, Huge Family Room, Workshop with Half Bath, 400 Amp Service, Double Car Garage, Paved Driveway, Heat Pump with Gas Backup & Steam Humidifier, Trex Decking, Andersen Windows, Bedrooms have 3/0 Doors for handicap access. MLS#831016. $469,900.


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Exquisite Contemporary Home with 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths and approx. 3,541 Sq. FT., Superb Cook’s Kitchen with large island and granite countertops, Dining Area off of Kitchen, Formal Dining Room w/Decorative Columns, Great Room with Cathedral Ceiling, fireplace and wood floors, Huge Master Suite with Cathedral Ceiling in Bedroom & Bath, Master Bath with Jacuzzi, Shower and Double Vanities, Upper Level Family Room, Central Vac, Large Back Deck with Trex and very private for Entertaining, Oversized 2 Car Garage, Paved Driveway, Professional Landscaped with Outside Uplighting and Irrigation System, Located in a Community with Million Dollar Waterfront Homes and only 5 minutes to the Westlake Area. Also, Crazy Horse close by to lease a dock for your boat.

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The price is right for this contemporary lake home with! 3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths and approx 3692 Sq. Ft Finished. 2 Master Suites, Main Level Living and Main Channel Views! Great Room with fireplace and beautiful wood floors, Kitchen with granite countertops, Breakfast Area overlooking the lake, dining area, Huge Family Room with fireplace. 2 Car Garage, Paved Driveway, Covered Boat House, MLS #826590

Open water view from this 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath lakefront home with 158+/ft of shoreline. Lush landscaping and stone walls lead to double boathouse. MLS #822030 $619,950. Call Tim for more details.

Terrific lake getaway! Completely remodeled lake home with guest cottage. Gentle slope with waterfront lot with park like setting! Owner has completely remodeled this lake home with granite countertops, wood floors and much more. Detached garage has been converted into a beautiful guest cottage. Main home has approx. 1,000 sq. ft. and guest cottage has approx. 560 sq ft. covered boat dock with automatic boat cover (worth $6,000) deep water! Each property owner has 1/45th ownership of boat ramp in neighborhood. Located 5 minutes from the Westlake area.

This is a one of a kind beautiful and spacious architectural designed home with approx. 6,004 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms (2 master suites), 4 full baths and 2 half baths, Triple car garage on main level, In-law quarters with single car garage, 19.46 acres with a spring fed pond. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the house, 3rd level bonus room with 1/2 bath, granite countertops in every bath and kitchen. Walk-In tiled showers in all 3 upstairs baths, 3 laundry rooms, great room with fireplace, kitchen is open to dining area & den area with breakfast area, stainless appliances and cherry cabinets. Formal dining room, surround sound and terrific location.

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Feeding THE NEEd

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his year marks the 25th anniversary of Virginia Hunters for the Hungry, a program that provides venison to local food pantries. Hunters for the Hungry was born from the Society of St. Andrew, a food-salvage program that evolved from a potato ministry in Big Island by the Rev. Ken and Jean Horne in the late 1970s. David Horne, Ken Horne’s brother, who served as the society’s general manager from 1981 until 1993, was also an avid hunter. Horne, who died in 2002, realized that one of the greatest needs among the poor in Virginia was for quality, low-fat meat. After conducting a two-year pilot project, Hunters for the Hungry developed into its own nonprofit organization, according to Director Laura NewellFurniss. One in eight families is impacted by hunger, according to the Hunters for the Hungry website. Venison can be a welcome addition to the food that families receive through poverty programs. In its first year, Hunters for the Hungry’s goal was to process 15,000 pounds of venison — that goal was more than surpassed with 33,000 pounds processed. Over the past 25 years, more than 24 million servings of venison have been donated to food pantries in Virginia, which represents six million pounds of meat, the website reported. In 2015, the organization reported that more than 300,000 pounds were donated to Virginia food banks — nearly 13,000 pounds were distributed to five food pantries in Bedford and Franklin counties. Newell-Furniss has worked with Hunters for the Hungry since its inception. She facilitates getting the meat placed with the different feeding programs, grant-writing and accounting. “The favorite part of my job is seeing people’s generosity — from the people who give financially, to the processors who put in very long hours and all give us a discount off their normal fee, to people who hold fundraisers like the 16-year-old girl who held a turkey shoot and raised $1,800 last year — all of these good people are so inspiring,” she said. With about 80 meat processing locations throughout the commonwealth, Newell-Furniss said the goal is to keep venison in the locality where it was harvested. Locally, Bedford County meat processors A&N Processing and Evans Wild Game Processing donate venison to The Agape Center, Bedford Christian Ministries and Lake Christian Ministries while

TOP RIGHT. Dennis Evans, who owns Evans Wild Game Processing, said his facility processes 1,200-1,400 pounds of venison, or 4075 deer, each year. MIDDLE RIGHT. Gary Arrington, a former conservation officer with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, now works fulltime for Hunters for the Hungry, helping with fundraising, coordinating special events and serving the processors throughout the state. BOTTOM RIGHT. Hunters for the Hungry Director Laura NewellFurniss holds a list of meat processing locations throughout the commonwealth. Her goal is to keep the venison in the locality where it was harvested.

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Rolling Meadows Custom Meats of Martinsville and J&M Deer Processing in Rocky Mount donate to Franklin County’s Heavenly Manna and God’s Provision Food Pantry. An additional 3,000 pounds of venison is processed in Roanoke and donated through Feeding America Southwest Virginia. As a hunter and former conservation officer with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Gary Arrington developed a friendship with Hunters for the Hungry founder Horne, and recognized the impact that the program has had on the community. “The thing that stands out to me the most is that when David began the program, his vision was that the white-tailed deer so prolific in Virginia was a resource from God, and that this resource could be used to help God’s most precious creation, humans,” Arrington said. Arrington now works full-time for the organization fundraising, coordinating special events, such as banquets and golf tournaments, and serving the processors throughout the state. “It is awe-inspiring to compare the vision David had and to see how it has continued to grow and touch so many lives. It is so special when you see how much receiving venison means to each man, woman [and] child,” Arrington said. The money that is raised by Hunters for the Hungry goes toward the cost of having venison professionally processed and packaged, Newell-Furniss said. “Originally, our challenge was raising enough money to pay for the processing. Now our challenge is keeping enough deer in our pipeline and remembering the families who are struggling. The best way to help with this is to encourage hunters to harvest deer for the needy by donating to the Hunters for the Hungry program,” Newell-Furniss said. Dennis Evans, who owns Evans Wild Game Processing, has three employees who work full-time throughout the 11-week hunting season that runs from October to January. One of those employees

Over the past 25 years, more than 24 million servings of venison have been donated to food pantries in Virginia, which represents six million pounds of meat, the website reported.

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Huddleston resident and octogenarian Bob Espinosa works full-time as a meat cutter at Evans Wild Game Processing during the 11-week hunting season that runs from October to January.

is meat cutter Bob Espinosa of Huddleston, who has worked in the industry for more than 50 years. Espinosa, an octogenarian, said he hopes he will never have to quit doing something he has done for most of his life. “I think it is a wonderful call of God to provide the food for the needy, and so I bless Dennis’s enterprise and I want to be a part of it,” Espinosa said. “I have enjoyed this profession, and have been blessed by so many things through my work. I think I would have missed these blessings if I had been in another field.” Evans’ processing center only processes game for hunters’ personal use and for Hunters for the Hungry. Once the venison is processed, the local food pantry is contacted to pick up the packaged, frozen meat. About 1,200-1,400 pounds are processed at the Evans’ facility each year, which is about 40-75 deer, Evans said. “When you are processing the meat, you just look at it as another deer. However, when the food pantry truck pulls up to get the meat, it really sets in,” Evans said. “This is not just another deer; it is for a family who will enjoy a special treat.” To learn more about Hunters for the Hungry, visit h4hungry.org.


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RIGHT. Those who participated in last fall’s apple butter making included Rick Boyd (from left), Jim Shaver, Eric Pidcock, Kevin Wray, Colin Wray, Glenna Housman, Vickie Boyd, Lewis Housman, Sheila Nichols, Frank Nichols, Wanda Housman, Bobby Housman, Tommy Housman and John Housman. MIDDLE. Johnny Housman uses a Reading 98 turntable apple peeler to peel apples. BOTTOM LEFT. Minutes after spices are added, the canning begins. BOTTOM RIGHT. Apple butter must be stirred constantly throughout the cooking process to avoid the mixture sticking to the sides of the copper kettle.

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n a chilly, rainy weekend last October, more than a dozen friends and family members braved the weather to carry on an annual tradition at Bobby and Wanda Housman’s lake home — making apple butter. For years, Bobby Housman had wanted to try his hand at making it after seeing others in action. The two-day affair has become fondly known as the Housman Family and Friends Annual Homemade Apple Butter event. Seated at two plastic-covered picnic tables in the Housmans’ garage, the group spent the first day peeling and coring 17 bushels of Stayman-Winesap apples purchased from a farm in nearby Callaway. “These apples appear to be very juicy,” said Bobby’s brother, Johnny, as he cranked the handle of an antique Reading 98 turntable apple peeler that had been painted John Deere green. Once they were peeled, the apples were handed off to be cored and sliced. They also were inspected to ensure they were free of blemishes before being tossed into plastic bags for overnight storage. By 6 a.m. the following morning, underneath a makeshift tent, a patch of the Housmans’ gravel driveway that would serve as the cooking area was leveled off and a fire was built. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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“The magic is the copper. If you just cook your apples in anything else, it’s going to be brown.” JOHNNY HOUSMAN

After being removed from their plastic bags, the apples were ground — at least three times and, in some instances, up to five times — in an antique apple grinder that Bobby found at a flea market in Hillsville. The grinding, he explained, helps speed up the cooking process. “Most recipes say you should cook it 12 hours,” said Joel, Bobby’s son. “But they don’t grind them,” Bobby added. By grinding the apples, Joel said the average cooking time takes between seven and nine hours.

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Making aPPle butter In a 1982 article about apple butter published in The Washington Post, writer Carol McCabe wrote: “Like so many other traditional American foods, this homely spread can be made several different ways and each method has its unmovable advocates. Some old recipes call for tart apples, some for sweet. There’s a fresh vs. dried apple controversy and a molasses schism. Cloves or mace? Lumpy as marmalade or smooth as custard? There’s even a school that bakes its apple butter while most other apple butter cooks are stirring cauldrons of the stuff over the flame.” After their annual apple butter-making event, the Housmans may ever-soslightly tweak their process based on the experience and yield from the previous year.

Housman family & friends recipe One of the key pieces of equipment in apple butter making — a 50-gallon copper kettle — also was primed for cooking. “The magic is the copper,” Johnny said, noting that cooking apple butter in a copper kettle gives it a reddish hue. “If you just cook your apples in anything else, it’s going to be brown.” As the ground apples were added to the kettle — a process that took three and a half hours — and throughout the entire cooking process, the mixture had to be stirred continually to prevent the apples from sticking to the kettle’s surface. Another important component in cooking apple butter is keeping the fire under the kettle hot, Johnny said. “If you’re not bubbling it, you’re not cooking it down, you’re not reducing it,” he said. “Someone has got to watch that fire every minute.” With the flames lapping at the sides of the kettle, designated “fireman” Dave Pidcock kept a close eye on it, periodically stoking it and adding pieces of hardwood. After the apples had cooked for most of the day, sugar was mixed in — the Housmans’ recipe calls for at least 75 pounds of sugar. Using a long-handled

TOP. Glenna Housman (right) shares a laugh during the canning process. OPPOSITE PAGE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP. Sheila Nichols takes a sample taste from a plate held by Bobby Housman. Johnny Housman takes notes during the cooking process. Labels are added to the jars of apple butter.

Apples: 16-17 bushels (Staymans) Sugar: 75-100 pounds* Nutmeg: 2.2 ounces* Red Hots candy: Two large bags Cinnamon oil: 1-ounce bottle cinnamon-flavored cassia oil* Cloves: 1 dram* *To taste

ladle, Bobby scooped some apple butter onto a plate so everyone could have a taste. An hour later, Joel grabbed a tray with spices, including nutmeg, cassia oil — a cinnamon flavoring — and cloves, and consulted the recipe once more. Since beginning this tradition in 2012, the Housmans have kept extensive notes about the process, including the amount of ingredients used, a timeline of the cooking process, who attended and how much apple butter each person took home. Interlaced throughout the copious notes are humorous snippets. “Need friends that will work. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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Jim Shaver (left) pours in sugar, 25 pounds at a time, while Rick Boyd stirs.

Do not need spectators,” the 2014 notes said. From the 2013 notes: “if anyone rushes the cooking, send them home.” A half-hour after adding the spices, the fire was extinguished, tables were moved closer to the kettle and jars were prepped. “So the key is they do it (canning) fast while it’s hot,” Joel said. Forming an assembly line on both sides of the kettle, the apple butter was scooped into quart and pint-sized jars and sealed with lids and rings. As Betty Wray wiped off the just-filled jars, her husband, Colin, stood nearby, waiting to take them from her. He had several ideas about how to eat apple butter, including using it as a dipping sauce with smoked sausage. “It’s also good on bread with peanut butter,” he added. The Wrays participate each year, but not just because the apple butter is tasty. “We like the fellowship of it,” Colin said. After all the jars had been filled, Glenna, Johnny’s wife, had an idea about what to do with the apple butter that was left in the kettle. “Now we need some biscuits to sop out the bottom.”

The housmans’ Timeline Since they began making apple butter in 2012, the Housman family has kept detailed notes about the process, which is used as reference the following year. The timeline below is from 2015. Apple peeling, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 Overcast, calling for rain. Almost no peeling notes taken except for attendance. Apple butter cooking, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 Raining.

2:17 p.m.: 50 pounds of sugar has been added. Apple butter is beginning to thicken. 2:18 p.m.: 63 pounds of sugar total. 2:20 p.m.: 75 pounds of sugar added, and more wood put on the fire. 2:30 p.m.: Tasting. Some think we need more sugar. Some think not. Some think only a little more.

6 a.m.: Started fire; began grinding apples. Ground all apples twice. Found it worked well. Then ground apples three times and found it worked the best.

2:32 p.m.: Added 5 pounds more sugar. 80 pounds total now. As of this time, Bobby, Michael, Tommy, Johnny, Jim, Rick, Ed, Wilbur, Jessie and Barbara have stirred.

9:30 a.m.: Last apples added to the kettle.

3:10 p.m.: Discussion about when to add spices.

11:30 a.m.: Still stirring. Neighbors stopped by to see the cooking process.

3:25 p.m.: Remove fire/coals.

Noon: Lunch. Potluck.

3:25 p.m.: Added spices. 2 drams of clove oil, 2 drams of cinnamon oil, 1 container of nutmeg.

2:02 p.m.: Still stirring, but the rain has stopped.

3:37 p.m.: Setup to jar apple butter in cans begins.

2:05 p.m.: The “debate” begins over whether we should add sugar yet, and how much.

3:40 p.m.: Canning started.

2:10 p.m.: Still adding sugar.

4:01 p.m.: Cleanup started.

2:15 p.m.: Jim: “I’m just gonna shake a little sugar in

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4 p.m.: Canning stopped. 4:30 p.m.: Cleanup finished.


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LEFT. One of dozens of QSL postcards that Dana Phillips has received was from a Russian amateur radio operator who was in Bermuda. BOTTOM. An amateur radio operator (or ham) since high school, Dana Phillips shows the numerous postcards he has received, including one from French Polynesia.

Dana Phillips, whose 60-foot transmission/ reception antenna runs out his home office window to a distant tree on his Windmere property, has been a ham operator since beginning high school in 1965 in Victoria, Texas. As it turned out, the father of one of his freshman buddies enjoyed the hobby, and Phillips was stricken. “We used really cheap equipment back then,” he said. “We soldered together Heath kits ... only a few steps up from Boy Scout cigar box radios. I actually had the best antenna among my friends, so another guy brought over his better receiver, and we’d spend all night talking with hams in Germany, England and Italy.” (Today a decent world radio can be bought for about $500, but high-end transceivers that allow searching for hard-to-find rare stations run between $6,000 and $10,000, Phillips said.) The summer months have more atmospheric noise from the sun’s radiation; sunspots, running in 11-year cycles, also have an impact on reception, Phillips said. “Today, it’s a whole lot easier to find English speakers around the world than it was back then,” Phillips said. His personal Honor Roll — the list he keeps of countries where he’s been able to speak with other ham operators — now has about 240 entries. Hams exchange QSL (a Morse code reference that means “I confirm”) postcards as proof they’ve conversed with one another. Reaching 300 is recognized in the ham operators’ community as a significant accomplishment. According to Phillips (call sign N6DW), the amateur radio sport of “contesting,” in which participants try to contact as many people in as many countries as possible in 48 hours, has some 50,000 participants around the world. “Both the Sultan of Brunei and the King of Jordan are hams,” he said. “So is Joe Walsh, band member of The Eagles. You never know who you might get to talk to.” Phillips often listens to his receiver when he’s

doing other work in his office “...just to see if anything interesting comes along,” he said. “Rag chewing” is the ham term for an extended conversation. There are also “gab nets,” frequencies at which people with a similar interest — for example, mobile maritime, that connects ships underway — hang out. So what’s the appeal of ham radio operation? “I like the challenge of improving your station’s operating performance and your radio technique,” Phillips said. “And it’s fun to meet people at gatherings SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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LEFT. A computer monitors amateur radio activity across the globe in the office of Dana Phillips’ home in Windmere. BOTTOM LEFT. Phillips uses a transceiver — a transmitter and receiver — to communicate with other amateur radio operators.

who you’ve spoken with on the airwaves ... or maybe make a new acquaintance in person you’ll rag chew with later.” As one might expect, equipment has improved over the years and includes computer integration, which, among other things, will convert key strokes into Morse code, the international language in which hams must demonstrate proficiency as part of their operator’s license exam. A program can also pick the best times to reach specified places. Technology also provides noise reduction, frequency control and antenna tuning — all of which help communicate with distant stations. But not all technology is helpful, Phillips said. “Grow lights, the cheaper LED bulbs, plasma TVs and solar panel electronics all create interference.” Like Phillips, Leland “Buddy” Smith became a licensed ham operator in 1952. Both he and his brother (W4AGI in Winston-Salem) were inspired by their father, who was licensed in 1930 and an enthusiastic amateur radio operator until his passing in 2004. Smith is one of the most active among the 25-member Franklin County Amateur Radio Club (call sign W4FCR). Members, who range in age from 35 to 90, gather on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Center in Rocky Mount to learn about programs and share conversations on amateur radio equipment and contact experiences. The meetings are open to all ham operators, as well

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as anyone else who wishes to learn more about the hobby. “Amateur radio reaches into all walks of life,” Smith said. “You don’t have to be a techie or electrical engineer. It’s a fascinating hobby that allows you to make contact with people across your area, country and the world.” The club is always looking for new members, too. “We gain some as area retirees come back to ham operation now that they have more free time,” Smith said. “I can tell there are more in the area because I often see call letters on car license plates. Hams wear their call signs proudly (Smith’s is W4YE), often using them in their email addresses as well.” Most users enjoy the social aspects, but many are interested in public service as well, Smith said. “Remember: amateur radio is still the communication tool of last resort in the event of a natural or humancaused disaster.” FCARC members participate in an annual Field Day at the Franklin County Recreational Park in Sontag in June. Several stations are set up and attempt to “work” as many contacts as possible in a continuous 24-hour period. “It’s a test of both equipment and operator endurance,” Smith said. “And it gives onlookers a chance to experience amateur radio firsthand.” During the Smith Mountain Lake Dam 50K ultramarathon last year, about 16 members of FCARC used their ham expertise to track runners passing various points along the route. Smith, whose specialty is message handling using Morse code, said, “Ham radio is an exciting lifelong hobby.”


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Best New BusiNess (OpeNed iN 2016) nnComfort & Joy onRed Rock

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pnReclaimed at Smith Mountain Lake Honorable mention: The Southern Goat Boutique, Farmhouse Catering and Meals to Go, Clip and Dip South

Best CustOmer serviCe nnSML Hearing Center onConnect Hearing pnCapps Home Building Center Honorable mention: Just Made Scents: The Bath and Body Shop of SML, Crazy Horse Marina, Westlake Cinema

Best AutO serviCe nnWestlake Automotive Services onLiquid Lube and Wash pnAbsolute Collision of SML Honorable mention: TNT Auto Body Repair and Service Center, Pagan’s Garage, Tuck’s Tire and Auto Center

Best mAriNA

After several weeks of online voting, the results have been tallied for the 16th annual Best of Smith Mountain Lake Awards! You’ll find winners in 72 categories — our largest crop ever — representing business, food and drink, lifestyle, activities, organizations, events and entertainment on the following pages. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for their favorites! Congratulations to all the Best of Smith Mountain Lake Award winners!

nnBridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals onCrazy Horse Marina pnGills Creek Lodge and Marina Honorable mention: Mitchell’s Point

Marina, Webster Marine Center, Bayside Marina and Yacht Club

Best plACe tO Buy A BOAt Or persONAl wAter CrAft nnWebster Marine Center onVirgil Naff Lynchburg Kawasaki Yamaha and Sea-Do pnBayside Marina and Yacht Club Honorable mention: Bridgewater

Marina and Boat Rentals, Smith Mountain Boat and Tackle, Hughes Marine Service


nnGold

Comfort & Joy

onSilver

Comfort & Joy recently opened in

pnBronze

Halesford Center near Hales Ford Bridge in Bedford County. Owned

Best FisHing cHarter

by Donna Miller, the boutique sells

nnCaptain Bert’s Fishing Charters

Best Landscaping and Lawn care

onCaptain Dale Wilson

nnTop Notch Lawn Care

pnRock On

onD&P Landscaping

Honorable mention: The Shad Taxi,

pnSeven Oaks Landscape & Hardscape

The shop has gained a following

Honorable mention: Southern

online store.

Spike’s Prime Time Fishing, Kenny’s Striper Guide Service

Best dock BuiLder nnDock Solutions onDillon Docks pnTurner’s Building Honorable mention: Plyler Homes &

Docks, Smith Mountain Dock Builder, W.E. Shoreline Construction

Best Home BuiLder nnM.H. Eades Inc. onFloyd Enterprises Inc. pnPlyler Homes & Docks Honorable mention: Jeff Tester

Construction, Brockworks Inc., Noonkester Construction

Landscaping Group, Crockett’s Lawn Maintenance, Ruggieri Lawns

a variety of furniture, gifts, classic and contemporary clothing for women, shoes and accessories. on Facebook as well as through its

Best pLumBer nnBilly Dudley Plumbing onProud Maintenance pnSmith Mountain Lake Plumbing

BEST NEw BuSiNESS

Honorable mention: Wisler Plumbing and Heating, Archie’s Plumbing, Long Plumbing

Best eLectrician nnRonald Young Electric

photo courtesy of comfort & joy

onProud Maintenance pnNaz Electric Honorable mention: Moser Electric,

Southern Trust Home Services, J.M. Blair Electric

Best reaL estate company nnReMax Lakefront Realty onBerkshire Hathaway HomeService Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

Best Heating/VentiLation/air conditioning nnWestlake Heating and Air

pnLong and Foster Smith Mountain Lake

onProud Maintenance

Honorable mention: Wainwright & Co.

Honorable mention: Davis Heating and

Realtors Smith Mountain Lake, Watermark Realty, Town & Country Realty

pnCundiff Heating and Air Air , Carter’s Heating and Air, Moneta Heating and Air

Best reaLtor

Best pLace to Buy Home decor/ FurnisHings

nnTricia Johnson

nnThe Cottage Gate

onDana Montgomery

onGrand Home Furnishings

pnVicki Millehan & Debbie Shelton

pnCapps Home Building Center

Honorable mention: Reg Anderson,

Lighthouse Gifts and Books, Gifts Ahoy

Jessica Gauldin, Phyllis Johnson

Honorable mention: Designer Solutions,

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BUsiNEss nnKris Willard, Interiors by Kris

Best PlaCe to Buy an sMl souvenIr

onJessica Wimmer, Designer Solutions

nnGifts Ahoy

pnPat Cundiff, PAC Interiors

onBridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals

Best InterIor DesIgner

Honorable mention: Janice Thurman,

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Envisions Distinctive Interiors; Miranda Shotwell, Designer Solutions; Blinds and Beyond

Best general ContraCtor

Marina, The General Store, Lighthouse Gifts and Books

Best PlaCe to Buy art

onTBS Construction

nnThe Little Gallery

pnBauer Construction

onSML Gallery

Honorable mention: Price Building,

pnArtfully Framed at the Lake

Greenline Building and Construction, Dennis Cooper Contractors

Honorable mention: The General Store,

Best PlaCe to Buy ClothIng anD aCCessorIes

Best haIr salon

onComfort & Joy pnGoodwill Honorable mention: The Cottage Gate, Smith Mountain Wake Company, Kara’s Closet, Gifts Ahoy

Best PlaCe to Buy Jewelry nnHaywood’s Jewelers, Westlake onThe Little Gallery pnCarter’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts Honorable mention: Gifts Ahoy,

Goose Creek Studio, Crowning Touch

nnEric & Company Premier Salon onHair Designs by Whitney and Brandy pnWestlake Salon and Spa Honorable mention: Salon at Westlake,

Emma Williams Hair Studio, taiBella Salon and Spa

Best naIl salon nnModern Nails onMimi Nails pnEric & Company Premier Salon Honorable mention: taiBella Salon and

Comfort & Joy, The Cottage Gate

Spa, Westlake Salon and Spa, Nails by Tina

Best PlaCe to Buy a gIft

Best skIn Care or Day sPa

nnThe Cottage Gate

nnWestlake Salon and Spa

onGifts Ahoy

onJust Made Scents: The Bath and Body Shop of SML

pnJust Made Scents: The Bath and Body Shop of SML Honorable mention: The General Store, Lighthouse Gifts and Books, Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rentals

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Honorable mention: Crazy Horse

nnM.H. Eades Inc.

nnBridgewater Sportswear

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pnThe Cottage Gate

pnWestlake Massage and Spa Honorable mention: SML Massage and

Spa, True Organics, taiBella Salon and Spa


nnGold onSilver

UndergroUnd Fitness

pnBronze

Located in the lower level of The Plaza shopping center on Scruggs Road near Westlake Corner,

Best Place to Work out

Best laW Firm

Underground Fitness offers state-

nnUnderground Fitness

nnStanley, Houchens and Griffith

of-the-art cardio and resistance

onFranklin County Family YMCA Smith Mountain Lake

onGilbert, Bird and Weston

training. Some of the amenities

pnJazzercise

pnVogel and Cromwell

found at the facility include pin-

Honorable mention: Davis Davis Davis

and plate-loaded strength training

Honorable mention: Bedford Area Family YMCA - Moneta, Booker T. Washington National Monument, Curves

Best Pet GroominG/sittinG/ BoardinG service nnSmith Mountain Lake Animal Hospital onBark Avenue Grooming pnWestlake Veterinary Medical Center Honorable mention: All American

Kennels, Clip and Dip, Lake Country Grooming and Kennel

Best Physician nnDr. George Chaconas onDr. Steven Lewis pnDr. Michael Priest Honorable mention: Dr. Todd Delhi,

and Davis, Gentry Locke

weight area, personal training,

nnSimmons Insurance Agency

keyless entry and locker rooms with

onPhil Hager Insurance Agency

showers.

pnDebbie Robbins, State Farm Insurance Honorable mention: Holdren, Eubank

and Stanley, Virginia Farm Bureau, Holley Insurance

Best PhotoGraPher onJollyJen Photography pnHeather Turner Photography Honorable mention: Amy Ellis

Photography, Cressell Photography, Taylor-Made Photography

Karen dillon

Best Place to stay overniGht nnBernard’s Landing and Conference Center

Best dentist

onBedford Landings Bed and Breakfast

nnDr. Vishal Shah

pnGills Creek Lodge and Marina

onDr. Brian Sicher

Honorable mention: Mariners Landing

Honorable mention: Dr. Sheila Hardee,

BEST PlacE To Work ouT

nnNicole Colwell Photography

Dr. Eric Bourhill

pnDr. William Morris

equipment, a cardio theater, free

Best insurance aGency

Resort Community and Conference Center, Lake Inn, Halesford Harbour Inn

Dr. Millard Radford , Dr. David Black

Best Bank/mortGaGe comPany nnAmerican National Bank and Trust onBB&T

neW! Best hearinG center nnSML Hearing Center onConnect Hearing pnMiracle Ear Westlake

pnHometown Bank Honorable mention: MemberOne,

Federal Credit Union, Suntrust, Bank of Botetourt

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Food ANd dRiNk

nnGold onSilver pnBronze

Best chef

Best Breakfast

nnBruno Silva, The Landing Restaurant

nnOld Oak Cafe

onTony Muccino, Ole School Sports Pub

pnCJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop

pnJason Hardy, Kroger Honorable mention: Devon Abrell,

The Blackwater Cafe; Allison Tonachio, Hot Shots; Adam Morse, The Landing Restaurant

onHot Shots Honorable mention: Carl’s Place, Joe’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, Sugar and Slice Confectionary

Best Lunch nnMoosie’s Restaurant

Best restaurant service

onOld Oak Cafe

nnOld Oak Cafe

pnCarl’s Place

onCancun Mexican Restaurant and Grill

Honorable mention: Hot Shots, CJ’s

pnMexico Viejo Honorable mention: The Landing

Restaurant, The Blackwater Cafe, CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop

Coffee and Sandwich Shop, Jake’s Place

Best Buffet nnJoe’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant onHot Shots pnLa Trattoria

huong fralin

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BRUNo SilvA, The Landing Restaurant Bruno Silva came to professional cooking a bit later in life, attending culinary school in his late 20s. He grew up in Peru, and was the youngest of 10 children in his family. “We were always in the kitchen,” said Silva, who co-owns The Landing with wife Tiffany. “It took so much time to cook for that many people.” On the restaurant’s website, Silva described his style of cooking as “classic with Andean Nouveau influences. I use a lot of French techniques.”

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Best steak

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nnOld Liberty Station

onOle School Sports Pub and Grill

onThe Landing Restaurant

pnCJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop

pnThe Blackwater Cafe

Honorable mention: Hot Shots, Hawk’s

Honorable mention: Heath’s Waterfront

Best salad

Best seafood

nnOld Oak Cafe

nnWaller’s

onMexico Viejo

onThe Landing Restaurant

pnThe Landing Restaurant

pnThe Blackwater Cafe

Honorable mention: CJ’s Coffee and

Honorable mention: Edo Grill and Sushi,

Country Store and Deli, The Westlake

Sandwich Shop, The Blackwater Cafe, Hot Shots

Best Burger nnOle School Sports Pub and Grill onMango’s Bar and Grill pnThe Landing Restaurant Honorable mention: Jake’s Place, Hot

Shots, The Westlake, The Blackwater Cafe, Waller’s

Best wings nnOle School Sports Pub and Grill onWaller’s pnPortside Grill and Bar Honorable mention: Hot Shots, Jake’s Place, The Westlake

Best Pizza nnBenny Adelina’s Pizza onTuscan Tavern pnNew York Pizza Honorable mention: Joe’s Pizza and

Italian Restaurant, Ole School Sports Pub and Grill, Hot Shots

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Grill, Hot Shots, Ippy’s

Ippy’s, Mango’s Bar and Grill

Best asian fare nnEdo Grill and Sushi onTeriyaki House pnMin’s China City Honorable mention: Peking Chinese Restaurant

Best italian fare nnTuscan Tavern onVinny’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria pnJoe’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant Honorable mention: Benny Adelina’s Pizza, Casa D’Amici, La Trattoria

Best Mexican fare nnCancun Mexican Restaurant and Grill onMexico Viejo pnEl Toreno


Homestead Creamery nnGold

Whether it’s from a cone or a cup,

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Homestead Creamery’s ice cream

pnBronze

is a hit with all ages. The Franklin County-based creamery recently won accolades from the National Ice Cream Retailers Association for its chocolate and double dark

Best short-order Grill

Best PlaCe to Come By Boat

chocolate ice cream — just two of

nnWaller’s

nnBridgewater Plaza

onOle School Sports Pub and Grill

onMexico Viejo

the flavors that can be found at the

pnMoosie’s Restaurant

pnPortside Grill and Bar

Honorable mention: Hot Shots, The

Honorable mention: Waller’s, The

Best Frozen treats

Best Bar atmosPhere

nnHomestead Creamery

nnWaller’s

onDairy Queen

onOle School Sports Pub and Grill

pnIce Cream Boat

pnMango’s Bar and Grill

Honorable mention: Sugar and Slice

Honorable mention: Sunken City

Westlake, CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop

Confectionary, GumBo’s Ice Cream

Best CoCktail nnMexico Viejo

onSugar and Slice Confectionary

onWaller’s

pnStacy’s Sweet Spot

pnOle School Sports Pub and Grill

Honorable mention: CJ’s Coffee and

Honorable mention: Hot Shots, The

Best CoFFee

Best wine seleCtion

nnCJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop

nnKroger

onCrazy Horse Marina

onThe Landing Restaurant

pnOld Oak Cafe

pnDiamond Hill General Store and Garden Center

Confectionary, Bojangles, Hot Shots

Best outdoor dininG nnMexico Viejo onMango’s Bar and Grill

huong fralin

Blackwater Cafe, Mango’s Bar and Grill

Honorable mention: The Blackwater Cafe, Ole School Sports Pub and Grill, Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery

Best winery

pnPortside Grill and Bar

nnHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery

Honorable mention: The Landing

onBrooks Mill Winery

Restaurant, Waller’s, Jake’s Place

BEST FrozEn TrEaTS

Brewing Company, Hot Shots, Jake’s Place

Best Bakery/sweet treat

Honorable mention: Sugar and Slice

Chimney.

Landing Restaurant, Jake’s Place

nnHomestead Creamery

Sandwich Shop, Kroger, Gifts Ahoy

creamery’s Farm Market in Burnt

pnRamulouse Ridge Winery Honorable mention: Peaks of Otter

Winery, Chateau Morrisette, King Family Vineyards

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nnFourth of July fireworks

nnLake Christian Ministries

onSML Wine Festival

onSML Regional Chamber of Commerce

pnPirate Days

pnSML Boating Association

Mountain Lake, SML Chili Festival, SML Charity Home Tour

Honorable mention: SML Newcomers Friends of SML State Park, SML Rotary Club

Best Charity event or serviCe ProjeCt

Best annual Community event

Honorable mention: Take Pride in Smith

Best PlaCe to WatCh a sunset nnOn the water onCrazy Horse Marina

nnSML Charity Home Tour

pnHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery

onSML Wine Festival

Honorable mention: Near Smith

pnWake the World SML Honorable mention: Take Pride in Smith

Mountain Dam, Bernard’s Landing and Conference Center, Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Mountain Lake, SML Good Neighbors Day Camp, Charity Chug

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lAkE chRistiAN MiNistRiEs Lake Christian Ministries has served Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties since 1992. Operated by nearly 200 volunteers and supported by area businesses, churches and other organizations, the nonprofit provides food, clothing, household goods and financial services to those in need from its current location in downtown Moneta.

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Booker T. WashingTon naTional MonuMenT Born into slavery in 1856, Booker T. Washington lived for nine years on nnGold

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Civil War ended and slaves were freed, Washington grew up to become one of America’s greatest educators, authors and orators. Today, Booker T. Washington

Best Place to Meet New PeoPle

Best local BaNd

nnBridgewater Plaza

nnFuzzy Logic

onCrazy Horse Marina

onThe Worx

pnOle School Sports Pub and Grill

pnBarefoot West

Honorable mention: Mango’s Bar and

Honorable mention: 89 Proof, Dragonfly,

Grill, Sunken City Brewing Company, Jazzercise

Best Historical site nnBooker T. Washington National Monument onNational D-Day Memorial pnJubal Early Homeplace Honorable mention: Smith Mountain Dam

Best Place to take a Visitor nnOn the water onBridgewater Plaza pnBooker T. Washington National Monument Honorable mention: Ole School Sports

Pub and Grill, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, GumBo’s Ice Cream

Best kid/FaMily outiNg nnBridgewater Plaza onOn the water

resource for education and a focal point for continuing discussions about Washington’s legacy.

Ryan Greer

Best Place to Hear liVe Music nnMango’s Bar and Grill onOle School Sports Pub and Grill

BEST HiSTorical SiTE

pnCrazy Horse Marina Honorable mention: Waller’s, Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery, Sunken City Brewing Company

Best Place to Play golF

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nnThe Waterfront Country Club onThe Westlake pnThe Water’s Edge Country Club Honorable mention: Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club, Willow Creek Country Club, Ballyhack Golf Club

Best HiddeN Jewel at sMl More PeoPle sHould kNow aBout nnJust Made Scents: The Bath and Body Shop of SML

pnSmith Mountain Lake State Park

onElizabeth Doucette Licensed Massage Therapist

Honorable mention: Hot Shots,

pnSea Tow

Westlake Cinema, GumBo’s Ice Cream

National Monument serves as a

Honorable mention: Ole School Sports Pub and Grill, Booker T. Washington National Monument, Crazy Horse Marina

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Country Charm With its picturesque surroundings, The Old Mill Farm helps add ambiance to any wedding

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The main ceremony site at The Old Mill Farm features a brick walkway leading to a fireplace mantle under an arbor. The antique doors can slide open to create a dramatic entrance. Margaret and Wilber Adams, along with daughter Robyn Tuck, own and manage the Bedford County venue.

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here’s a certain familiarity in meeting Wilber and Margaret Adams and their daughter, Robyn Tuck — even if it’s for the first time. As owners and operators of The Old Mill Farm, nestled in the hills of Bedford County near Body Camp, they wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s a laid-back atmosphere,” Wilber said of the event venue, which is in its third year. With rolling green pastures, sweeping mountain views and remnants of an old mill, the 135-acre farm is where Wilber spent most of his life. The Adams’ home — once a one-room log cabin that dates back to the 1800s — also has a comfortable, familiar feeling that has not gone unnoticed by those who’ve made it their spot to say “I do.” “Getting married at The Old Mill Farm venue was the most wonderful decision we could have made for our wedding,” wrote Shannon Duff on the venue’s Facebook page. “It felt like we were getting married at a longtime family friend’s farm.” The idea to turn the farm into a place to host weddings and other memorable events evolved when a teacher that Robyn knew from Body Camp Elementary School decided that’s where she wanted to get married. “She would come have Sunday dinner with us occasionally,” Margaret said. “She was the one who got us started.” Robyn added, “She even picked the main ceremony site.” Just off the front steps of the farmhouse is a lush garden featuring antique doors that slide open to a brick walkway. An altar, created with a vintage wooden fireplace mantle under a wisteria arbor, can make any ceremony an unforgettable occasion. The trend for venues such as The Old Mill Farm seems to be growing, too, according to 2014 statistics from The Knot, which conducts an annual survey of wedding trends in America. “Since 2009, historic buildings/homes and farm venues have grown in popularity,” the report said. “Historic buildings/homes make up 14 percent in 2014, compared with only 12 percent in 2009, and farms make up 6 percent in 2014, up from 3 percent in 2009. While banquet halls (22 percent), country clubs (11 percent) and hotels (11 percent) are still popular options for couples, about 40 percent are looking for unusual venues that better reflect their personality.” Adjacent to the home is a reception facility that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The space features a


An altar, created with a vintage wooden fireplace mantle under a wisteria arbor, can make any ceremony an unforgettable occasion. comfortable, rustic setting — complete with rocking chairs on the front porch — but there also are elegant touches throughout, including a crystal chandelier and twinkling white lights draped around the rafters and beam posts. Once a dairy farm, many of the buildings on the property have been repurposed. “Everything was already here,” Wilber said of the existing buildings. “Everything has changed, but nothing [new] has been built.” There are plenty of picture-worthy locations around the property, too. A pond just below the farmhouse, a bright red barn and pieces of vintage farm equipment dotted throughout the landscape are just a few backdrops for couples to choose from. And Margaret, who still works two days a week as a hairdresser at her salon, Family Hair Care in SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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Huddleston, has plenty of ideas for dressing up the property even more, including possibly clearing the land near the old mill. As she talked, Wilber shook his head and laughed. “Her mind never quits,” he said. “They are all about doing everything themselves, and they’re very creative at taking the old and making it new,” Robyn said. A one-time school teacher and married mother of four who lives in Huddleston, Robyn helps market the property with her mother and stepfather. She handles the venue’s website and posting to social media, and attends annual bridal shows in the region. When it comes to accommodating couples to make their day special, Robyn said they aim to please. “We’re getting pretty good at listening to what they want and trying to make it happen,” she said. Margaret believes the farm is popular not only for its natural beauty, but also because couples can put their own twist on their big day. “Each bride puts a piece of herself into it,” she said. Bookings for this year have been steadily coming in, too, Robyn added, with fall being the preferred season to wed. “September and October have turned into a May and June type of thing,” Robyn said. That seems to be a trend that is happening nationally, according to 2015 survey data from The Knot.

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“[F]all weddings are picking up steam and are well on their way to being the newly crowned king season for weddings,” the report said. “In 2015, only 33 percent of couples opted for summer nuptials, down from 39 percent in 2014. Fall has been making headway, with 39 percent of couples choosing to say ‘I do’ in September (15 percent), October (17 percent) and

November (7 percent), up from 31 percent in 2014.” Typically, Robyn said, they’ll only book one wedding per weekend to ensure that couples as well as their friends and family enjoy their time on the farm and don’t feel rushed to leave. “We want to create that sit-in-the-rocking-chairon-the-front-porch kind of feel,” Robyn said. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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Say ‘I do’ at the depot Train lovers looking for the ideal spot to host a wedding, reception, birthday party or other special event might consider having it at The Depot in Rocky Mount. With an iconic dark red Norfolk & Western caboose parked next to it, the depot has been a staple of the downtown Rocky Mount landscape for more than a century. In 2000, the town refurbished the depot and opened the Community and Hospitality Center there, according to staff member Pat Jones. Built in 1912, the depot was used to serve freight trains that ran from Roanoke to WinstonSalem, North Carolina. That route was called the “pumpkin vine,” Jones said, because “it was crooked all the way down.” Inside the depot, visitors will find all sorts of memories of a bygone era — the wagon and scales used to weigh freight, a telegraph machine, a safe from the Norfolk and Western Credit Union, the original signs bearing the name of the town that once hung outside the station, as well as other train-related memorabilia. While regularly used as a welcome center

and satellite office for the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, the depot is also available to rent for weddings, receptions and other special events. The main hall that includes a kitchen can accommodate 93 guests; a smaller board room off the main hall has space for 28. Jones, who grew up in Henry and now lives in Rocky Mount, said she enjoys working there because of the historical significance that the railroad had on the town. She said approximately 100 visitors stop by each month to look around, ask questions and pick up information on local attractions. “I do think a lot of people don’t know it’s here,” she said. The depot is located at 52 Franklin St., Rocky Mount. The Community and Hospitality Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. (closed in January and February). For more information, visit rockymountva.org/ community---hospitality-center. — Karen Dillon, Editor SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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THE PavILION OFFERS RUSTIC CHaRM above. The Pavilion at Black Water Junction opened last year and can accommodate approximately 175 guests.

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When Melba Seneff’s daughter got engaged in 2015, Seneff found herself in a race against time. Her daughter told her that she wanted to get married on a farm the family owns in Union Hall. Initially, the idea was to build an open-air pavilion, but plans grew as Seneff, once a general contractor, and her daughter brainstormed ideas. “Then she says, ‘well, you’ve got to have bathrooms, and you need more than one,’” Seneff recalled of the conversation with her daughter. Along came a kitchen. And a fireplace. And a pizza oven for Seneff’s husband, Russell, who mentioned that he’d always wanted one. A pergola was later added next to the dance floor. “The pergola was an after-thought because the sun was shining on the DJ,” Seneff said. Another last minute addition was building an overhang leading into the pavilion to shield guests from late-afternoon sun or rain showers. Seneff decided the venue needed a bar, so she made one. “I built the bar out of an old table the night before the wedding, actually,” she said. And on Sept. 24, 2016, Kalee Seneff married Mike Freedy. What was built out of a mother’s love for her daughter has since morphed into a business venture as word about The Pavilion at Black Water Junction has gotten out. Several weddings have already been held at the venue and several more have been booked in the coming year.

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Meanwhile, Seneff continues improving on ideas that periodically come to her in the middle of the night. “I’m constantly thinking of new stuff,” she said. Many of the rustic, finishing touches that have been added around the venue have significant meaning to Seneff. For example, the big game trophies that adorn the walls of the space once belonged to her father, and many pieces of the wood used as accent pieces were harvested from around the farm. After she bought out a party supply store that was going out of business, The Pavilion at Black Water Junction is set with tablecloths, linen napkins, champagne and wine glasses, Mason jar mugs, vases, tables and chairs. “I’ve got pallet racks full of stuff,” Seneff said. Other ideas for the property are in the works, too. Seneff plans to spruce up the area around a nearby creek and transform an adjacent rustic farmhouse into usable space. As for thrill seekers who are not quite ready to tie the knot, Seneff’s son, Trey, 23, (the Seneffs also have another son, Coy, 21) built a cableoperated wake park beside the venue that is scheduled to open later this year. For more information about The Pavilion at Black Water Junction, visit www.thepavilionatbwj. com. — Karen Dillon, Editor


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Jewelry, home accessories, SML-related gifts

Antique Mall at Mayberry

1123 Celebration Ave., Suite 103, Moneta

540-871-0321, downtownmoneta. com

Centerpieces, gifts for bridal party, jewelry, china, punch bowls

Bridgewater Sportswear

16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, #9, Moneta

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Casual clothing, swimsuits, SML T-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories for men, women and children.

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Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Old Franklin Turnpike, #117, Rocky Mount

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Bridal registry, gifts for all, Merle Norman Gold Medallion Studio, fine jewelry and diamonds

Comfort & Joy

16483 Moneta Road, Suite H, Moneta

540-297-3406 On Facebook

Shabby chic/country furniture, ladies’ clothing, jewelry, home decor

Diamond Hill General Store

1017 Diamond Hill Road, Moneta

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Wine shop, gift shop, garden center; Boars Head catering; Bedford Artisan Trail venue

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1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford

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Jewelry, kids’ toys, home decor, Vera Bradley, Spartina 449, Tervis Tumblers, gourmet foods, truffles, personal care products from Thymes, Crabtree and Evelyn and Naked Bee; Simply Noelle, Simply Southern and Lake Girl apparel, fresh fudge

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Fine jewelry, bridal sets, watches, clocks and other gifts; Pandora and other select designers, custom design

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1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

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Wine and wine-related gifts

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Hand-crafted gifts, candles, body care products, gift baskets

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Women’s apparel, shoes, accessories

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Unique gifts, jewelry, personalized items, books and Bibles

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Silk flower arrangements, home & dock decor, gifts, jewelry, clothing, silk centerpieces

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84 Westlake Road, #13, Hardy

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Metal alloy serving pieces, home furnishings, frames, favors, gourmet gift baskets, centerpieces

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Quality You Can See Experience You Can Trust! Serving Smith Mountain Lake for over 40 years, Turner’s Building has grown into the largest, most wellknown dock builder on the lake. From simple additions to the dock of your dreams, Turner’s Building has the experience you need. Now offering full-service deck construction and renovation services, as well. Our quality and customer service are second to none.

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2017 Wedding Guide BUSINESS

ADDRESS

PHONE • WEBSITE

SERVICES AND SPECIALTIES

The Southern Goat Boutique

13105 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite A-3, Moneta

540-719-1191 On Facebook

Shabby chic/country French furniture, ladies’ clothing, jewelry, home decor, custom florals, shirts, custom linens, wedding signs and monogrammed wedding items

VitaZen

12787 Booker T. Washington Highway, #103, Hardy

540-721-9365 vitazen.net

Soy candles, Himalayan salt crystal lamps, essential oils, bath and body items

Brenda Maus Signature Cakes

500 Pell Ave., Rocky Mount

540-483-8655

Custom designed wedding cakes

Fresh Baked

Salem

540-493-6812 freshbakedva.com

Custom wedding and celebration cakes

KupKakery

140 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount

540-493-2212 kupkakery.com

Custom gourmet cakes and cupcakes

Stacy’s Sweet Spot

Smith Mountain Lake

540-798-0830 stacysstweetspot.com

Custom cakes and chocolates

Sugar & Slice Cupcakery and Confections

96 Builders Pride Drive, Hardy

540-721-2253 sugarandslicesml.com

Gourmet custom cupcakes, custom birthday and tiered cakes

The Blue Lady Trading Company

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-586-4622 cakeflowers@hotmail.com

Wedding and special event cakes

Cakes

Catering Barnyard Catering Center Stage Catering Diamond Hill General Store Dock It Grille & Bar Farmhouse Catering and Meals to Go Hot Shots Hot Stones Pizza Inn Delight Ippy’s Restaurant Kupkakery Mariners Landing Resort Community & Conference Center The Blue Lady Trading Company

16463 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-4634 barnyardcatering@aol.com

17 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount 1017 Diamond Hill Road, Moneta 2033 Morewood Road Hardy 13300 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta 13360 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta Mobile truck serving Smith Mountain Lake 50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount 1760 N. Main St., Rocky Mount 140 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-489-7827 centerstagefood.com 540-297-9309 diamondhillgeneralstore.net 540-912-0112 dockitgrilleandbar.com 540-330-8630 farmhousecateringmealstogo. com

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston 321 W. Main St., Bedford

Hand-rubbed smoked meats, all food homemade Full-service catering Boar’s Head catering Full-service catering, customized menus Full-service catering, customized menus

540-719-1547 smlhotshots.com

Full-service catering

540-263-3202 On Facebook

Wood-fired pizza

844-327-5946 earlyinn.com 540-489-5600 ippysrestaurant.com 540-493-2212 kupkakery.com 540-297-4100 weddingsatsmithmountainlake. com 540-586-4622 cakesflowers@hotmail.com 540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com

Historical inn hosting weddings, receptions, parties; catering Full-service catering, customized menus Off-site catering Full-service catering Full-service catering

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

Aztec Rental

14070 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta

540-721-4070 aztecrental.com

Full-service event rentals

Grand Rental Station

1000 Vineyard Road, Vinton

540-343-1000 grandrentalvinton.com

Full-service event rentals

heather turner

Custom gourmet menus; full-service catering on- or off-site

Ceremony/reCeption rentals

Ceremony/reCeption Venues Bella Rose Plantation

1220 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg

434-933-3300 bellaroseplantation.com

Vintage plantation, romantic creek side ceremony site, historic three level mill house, brick mansion

Bernard’s Landing Resort & Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-719-1031 bernardslanding.com

Indoor/outdoor event location; Utilize the catering company of your choice

Early Inn at the Grove

50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount

844.327.5946 earlyinn.com

Historic Greek Revival home offering weddings for up to 200 people

Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery

1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

540-296-1393 smlwine.com

Outdoor setting overlooking the vineyard

Historic Avenel Plantation

413 Avenel Ave., Bedford

540-586-1814 historicavenel.com

Historic home that accommodates up to 300 for indoor reception, 80 for seated banquets and 400 with use of porches and grounds

Hot Shots

13360 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta

540-719-1547 smlhotshots.com

Outdoor pavilion available for weddings and receptions

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ADDRESS

PHONE • WEBSITE

SERVICES AND SPECIALTIES

Jake’s Place

1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta

540-297-4732 jakesplacesml.com

Casual lakeside restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating; docking facilities

Mariners Landing Resort Community & Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4100 weddingsatsmithmountainlake. com

Lakeside ceremony services, indoor and outdoor reception facilities, catering

Old Chapel Church

436 Old Chapel Road, Penhook

540-483-0687

1769 historic restored church for wedding chapel, extensive grounds for events

Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com

5-acre point surrounded by water with pavilion and docking

Ramulose Ridge Vineyards

3061 Hendricks Store Road, Moneta

540-309-6375 ramuloseridgevineyards.com

1,110-square-foot event space with full kitchen and fireplace; 1,100-square foot patio with fans, pergola and mountain views. 20-by-30-foot pavilion in vineyards

Seven Doors Winery

5800 Johnson Mountain Road, 540-589-9530 Bedford sevendoorswinery.com

The Bedford Columns

812 East Main St., Bedford

540-586-1407 thebedfordcolumns.com

Circa 1848 restored home can accommodate 200 guests; expansive patio with mountain views

The Blackwater Cafe

4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-4333 theblackwatercafe.com

Customizable gourmet menus, indoor and outdoor options, can accommodate up to 110

The Blue Lady Trading Company

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-586-4622 cakesflowers@hotmail.com

Victorian home offering country to elegant weddings

The Depot

52 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-489-0948 depot@rockymountva.org

Main hall with kitchen can accommodate 93

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com

Custom gourmet menus, lakeside setting, wedding coordination

The Old Mill Farm Venue

3705 Chestnut Fork Road, Bedford

540-537-2886 theoldmillfarmvenue.com

Outdoor wedding venue on scenic former dairy farm; pond, barn, 1800s log cabin; covered facility can accommodate 300

The Pavilion at Black Water Junction

356 Bethel Lane, Union Hall

540-420-5625 thepavilionatbwj.com

Seats up to 200, plus outdoor patio, fireplace, kitchen, wifi and views

The Waterfront Country Club

275 Anchor Drive, Moneta

540-721-2653 smlweddings.com

Full-service event site including upscale clubhouse; variety of packages available

The Water’s Edge Country Club

1825 Waters Edge Drive Penhook

540-576-1556 smlweddings.com

Event site, including upscale clubhouse, charming chapel or waterfront locations; variety of packages available

The Westlake

360 Chestnut Creek Drive, Hardy

540-721-3845 smlweddings.com

Ceremony & reception venue

West Manor Estate

3594 Elkton Farm Road, Lynchburg

434-525-0923 westmanorevents.com

Traditional Southern wedding atmosphere. Winner of “Central Virginia’s Best Wedding Venue”

Virginia Dare Cruises

3619 Airport Road, Moneta

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

Customizable services aboard a 19th century replica side wheeler

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz

540-721-2759, ext. 0 skelton4hcenter.org

Full-service ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner venue; indoor or lakeside

White Rock Vineyard, Winery and Brew Haus

2117 Bruno Drive, Goodview

540-890-3359 whiterockwines.com

Indoor space accommodates 60; outdoor space available; pergola overlooks vineyard, pond

Outdoor cedar wedding arbor, unique setting for unique ceremonies

Flowers/Decorating McMillan & Wife Photography & Flowers

340 Windridge Parkway, Hardy

540-427-5129 mcmillanandwifephotography. com

Day-of-wedding directing, flowers and decorating services

Smith Mountain Flowers

1100 Celebration Ave., Suite 214, Moneta

540-297-6524 smithmountainflowers.net

Full-service florist. Floral arrangements, delivery

Southern Roots

400 Scruggs Road, Suite 1100, Moneta

540-814-0604 southernrootssml.com

Silk flower arrangements, decorative accessories

The Blue Lady Trading Company

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-596-4622 cakeflowers@hotmail.com

Flowers and decorating services

The Cottage Gate

84 Westlake Road, Suite 13, Hardy

540.721.5622 thecottagegateonline.com

Flower arrangements, decorating to fit any style, centerpieces

AmRhein’s

2740 Ogden Road, Roanoke

540-989-7100 amrheinshop.us

Full-service bridal shop

Antique Mall at Mayberry

1123 Celebration Ave., Suite 103, Moneta

540-871-0321 On Facebook

Bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride gowns, flower girl dresses, formal wear

Affordable Home Outlet/A Shade Brighter

1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-871-0321 downtownmoneta. com

Mother-of-the-bride dresses and jewelry

Celebration Bridal and Formal

920 Main St., Lynchburg

434-237-5557 celebrationbridal. com

Full-service bridal shop

David’s Bridal

4873 Valley View Blvd., Roanoke

540-563-5800 davidsbridal.com

Full-service bridal shop

Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things at the Bride’s House

5325 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke

540-366-8360 promspageantsandprettythings. com

Full-service bridal shop; gown alterations and preservations

gowns/alterations

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BUSINESS

ADDRESS

PHONE • WEBSITE SERVICES AND SPECIALTIES Honeymoon Planning

Dream Vacations

13840 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite C-1

540-525-2004 mkauffman@dreamvacations.com

Destination weddings, honeymoon planning, vacation planning and consulting

Time Travel Biz

144 Shad Run Drive, Moneta

540-493-1220 timetravelbiz.com

Vacation planning and consulting

Touch of Paradise Travel

111 Saunders Point Road, Huddleston

540-293-1124 804-928-9283

Vacation planning and consulting

invitations/ Programs/announcements Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Old Franklin Turnpike, Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 On Facebook

Invitations

Print-N-Paper

70 Scruggs Road, Suite 104, Moneta

540-719-7277 printnpaper.com

Wide variety of invitations, programs

AmRhein’s

2740 Ogden Road, Roanoke

540-989-7100 amrheinshop.us

Fine jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands

Antique Mall at Mayberry

1123 Celebration Ave., Suite 103, Moneta

540-871-0321 downtownmoneta.com

Jewelry, bridal gifts

Arthur’s Jewelry Inc.

111 North Bridge St., Bedford

540-586-8034 arthursjewelry.com

Fine jewelry, diamonds, Bedford Time Co. watches, custom design

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Market Place, Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 On Facebook

Bridal registry, wide array of gift items

Haywood’s Jewelers - Smith Mountain Lake

13020 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy

540-721-2210 haywoodsjewelers.com

Fine jewelry, bridal sets, watches, clocks and other gifts; Pandora and other select designers, custom design

Lyon’s Jewelers

1128 East Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike, Bedford

540-586-5966 lyonsjewelers.com

Custom-designed jewelry

Quintessence Strings

Roanoke

540-772-0416

Customized classical ensembles

Sound Dawgs

Smith Mountain Lake

540-815-3379

Years of professional touring experience. Provides music for weddings, business events, lake parties, etc. Music from 50s to present

Carter’s Merle Norman

400 Old Franklin Turnpike, Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 merlenorman.com

Bride and bridal party makeovers

Emma Williams Hair Studio

13699 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite 206, Moneta

540-719-2217

Full-service hair care

Eric & Co. Premiere Salon

13351 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy

540-721-7336

Full-service salon

Hair Designs by Whitney & Brandy

1123 Celebration Ave., 104B, Moneta

540-297-2762

Formal hair styling and updos

Mary Kay, Evelena Mullens

175 Panford Lane, Moneta

540-719-3237

Skin care advice, free makeovers

Modern Nails Spa

400 Scruggs Road, #1300, Moneta

540-719-1100

Manicures, pedicures, waxing, nail art, foot spa, gift certificates

TaiBella Salon and Spa

13105 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite A-4, Hardy

540-719-0025 salononesml.com

Massage therapy, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing

The Salon at Westlake

13105 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy

540-721-3141

Full-service haircare services for brides and bridal parties

True Organics

130 Scruggs Road, Suite 104, Moneta

540-300-0398 trueorganicsspa.com

Massage and pampering spa

Westlake Salon & Spa

Westlake Towne Center, 84 Westlake Road, Suite 112, Hardy

540-719-4247 westlakesalonandspa.com

Full-service salon and spa

Jewelry/wedding rings

music

PamPering/Hair/makeuP

dreamstime.com

PHotograPHers/videograPHers Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

434-665-4018 adambarnes.com

Fine art imaging for weddings and other special events

Christi Austin Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-451-1809 christiaustin.com

Weddings, portraits, boudoir

Audra Lynne Creative

Smith Mountain Lake

434-481-4716 audralynnecreative.com

Wedding, engagement and event photography

Jolly Jen Photography

6675 Booker T. Washington Highway, Wirtz

540-521-1378 jollyjenphotography.com

Weddings, families, high school seniors, special events

Lesley Wray Photography

305 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-420-5151 lesleywrayphotography.com

Engagement sessions, bridal portraits, wedding day and other photography

Matt Ross Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-798-0822 mattrossphotography.com

Weddings, engagement, portraits, animals, landscapes, cuisine

McMillan & Wife Photography & Flowers

540-427-5129 340 Windridge Parkway, Hardy mcmillanandwifephotography. com

Nicole Colwell Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-580-1021 nicolecolwellphotography.com

Two-camera coverage, photojournalism style, printing and framing Wedding, engagement and events photography

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ADDRESS

PHONE • WEBSITE

SERVICES AND SPECIALTIES

Noah Magnifico Photography

Roanoke

540-382-1600 www.magnificophotography.com

Weddings, fun families & amazing portraits

Simple Times Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-204-2774 simpletimesphotography.com

Weddings, family portraits and events

Stephanie Klein-Davis Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-312-7752 klein-davis.photography

Wedding and event photography

Stone Blue Productions Photo and Video

Bedford Hills, Lynchburg

434-420-2583 stoneblueproductions.com

Wedding and events photography; HD videography, custom paper products

Studio Belle Visage

3528 Hatchett Road, Penhook

540-576-2451 studiobellevisage.com

Studio and location engagement sessions, bridal portraits, wedding day photography collections

Taylor-Made Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-493-7267 mytaylormadephotography.com

Wedding photography

Bella Rose Plantation

1220 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg

434-933-3300 bellaroseplantation.com

Vintage plantation, romantic, historic three level mill house, brick mansion

Bernard’s Landing Resort & Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-719-1031 bernardslanding.com

Indoor/outdoor event location; utilize the catering company of your choice

Dock It Grille and Bar

2033 Morewood Road, Hardy

540-912-0112 dockitgrilleandbar.com

Waterfront restaurant with docking facilities. Lake front deck with view of quiet cove. Accommodates up to 75 indoor seating. Customizable menu

Edo Grill and Sushi

1035 Mercantile St., Suite 104, Moneta

540-297-6888

Seats up to 80 for Asian cuisine, including fresh sushi

El Toreno Mexican Restaurant Bar and Grill

40 Village Springs, Suite 14, Hardy

540-721-3821

Accommodates large groups; flat-screen TVs, full bar

Inn Delight

50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount

844-327-5946 earlyinn.com

Historical inn hosting weddings, receptions and private parties; overnight stays; catering

Jake’s Place

1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta

540-297-4732 jakesplacesml.com

Casual lakeside restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating; docking facilities

Joe’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

130 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-2422 joespizzasml.com

Italian-oriented food

Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4100 weddingsatsmithmountainlake. com

Indoor and outdoor event locations; upscale atmosphere; lake and mountain views; versatile menu; off-site catering available

Mango’s Bar & Grill

16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta

540-721-1632 mangosbarandgrill.com

Casual indoor/outdoor dining with full bar and stage for live entertainment

Seven Doors Winery

5800 Johnson Mountain Road, 540-589-9530 Bedford sevendoorswinery.com

The Bedford Columns

812 East Main St., Bedford

540-586-1407 thebedfordcolumns.com

Circa 1848 restored home can accommodate 200 guests; expansive patio with mountain views

The Blackwater Cafe

4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-4333 theblackwatercafe.com

Customizable gourmet menus, indoor and outdoor options, can accommodate groups up to 110

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com

Custom gourmet menus, lakeside setting, luxury events, wedding coordination

The Waterfront Country Club

275 Anchor Drive, Moneta

540-721-2653 smlweddings.com

Full-service event site including sophisticated clubhouse; variety of packages available

The Water’s Edge Country Club

1825 Waters Edge Drive, Penhook

540-576-1556 smlweddings.com

Full-service event site including sophisticated clubhouse, intimate chapel or waterfront location; variety of packages available

The Westlake

360 Chestnut Creek Drive, Hardy

540-721-3845 smlweddings.com

Ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner venue

Tuscan Tavern

16483 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-8900

Full bar, Italian-style dinner venue; call for availability

Virginia Dare Cruises

3619 Airport Road, Moneta

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

Bridal showers, formal dinners, customizable range of services

Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria

16547 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-0000

Private room for up to 40 people, restaurant holds up to 150. Customized Italian menu

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz

540-721-2759, ext. 0 skelton4hcenter.org

Full service-ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner venue; Indoor and lakeside options

White Rock Vineyard, Winery & Brew Haus

2117 Bruno Drive, Goodview

540-890-3359 whiterockwines.com

Indoor space can accommodate 60; outdoor space available, pergola overlooks vineyard and pond

ReheaRsal DinneR Venues

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BUSINESS

ADDRESS

PHONE • WEBSITE TransporTaTion

SERVICES AND SPECIALTIES

Black Tie Trolleys

1220 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg

434-385-1827

Unique transportation, including trolleys, party buses

Executive Town Car & Limousine Service Inc.

616 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke

540-366-4644 etclimo.com

Limousine transportation services

Premier Limousine Service

3727 Old Forest Road, Lynchburg

434-385-8400 premierlimousineservice.net

Limousine transportation services

Prestige Limousine & Shuttlebus

Roanoke

540-342-8049 prestigelimoinc.com

Limousine and shuttlebus transportation services

Spring Valley Farm

1190 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta

540-309-6884, 540-685-3249 svhorsefarm.com

Horse drawn carriages

AmRhein’s

2740 Ogden Road, Roanoke

540-989-7100 amrheinshop.us

Tuxedo sales and rentals

Celebration Bridal and Formal

920 Main St., Lynchburg

434-237-5557 celebrationbridal. com

Full-service bridal shop

Davidsons

4235 Electric Road,Suite 103, Roanoke

540-774-1644 davidsonsclothing.com

Tuxedo sales and rentals

Men’s Warehouse

4757 Valley View Blvd. NW, Roanoke

540-563-9860 tmw.com

Full-service men’s formal attire, children’s formal rentals

Mr. Tuxedo

5325 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke

540-366-8360 promspageantsandprettythings. com

Full-service bridal, preservations and alterations performed on site; tuxedo and suit rentals and sales

Tuxedos

Information for the 2017 SML Wedding Guide was compiled from business submissions, telephone interviews and SML Regional Chamber of Commerce records. Businesses outside of the immediate area have been included in categories where service is limited or not available at Smith Mountain Lake. Laker Media deems it to be accurate but makes no guarantees.

Wedding planners An Affair to Remember at Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake

443-545-4475 anaffairtorememberatsmithmountainlake. com

Wedding planning, corporate events, concierge services

Center Hill Designs

Roanoke

540-353-8054 centerhilldesigns@cox.net

Personalized wedding and event planning and direction

Everlasting Memories Event Planning/Brenda Taylor

3038 Sedgefield Road, Roanoke

540-314-6228 everlastingmemoriesep.com

Full-service event planning

Jewelers Smith Mountain Lake Since 1953

13020 BT Washington Hwy, Hardy, VA 24101 Phone: 540.721.2210 www.HaywoodsJewelers.com

RIP RAP • DREDGING BEACH SAND • BOAT DOCKS

Jesse Arrington

540-947-5611 540-875-9991

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2017 GUIDE TO

LOdgINg AT S M I T H M O U N TA I N L A K E

Finding an ideal vacation spot also means finding that perfect place to stay. From Bedford to Rocky Mount and all points in between, the Smith Mountain Lake area offers numerous options for accommodations.

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Business Name

Address

Almost Home

612 Longwood Ave., Bedford

540-425-2221

NA

NA

Call

No

No

No

Rates Call for prices

Angle Guest House

215 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount

540-489-1893

NA

NA

3 BR suites

No

No

Yes

$100-$150/night

Bedford Landings

1995 Buccaneer Road, Moneta

540-488-4600 bedfordlandings.com

R20

D10

4 BR

No

Yes

Yes

$120-$200/night

Cedar Pointe

216 Mountwood Drive, Huddleston

540-520-5868 cedarpointebandb.com

W1

E12

2 BR suite

No

Yes

Yes

$150-$175/night

185 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount

540-483-4616 claibornehouse.net

NA

NA

5 BR plus cottage

No

No

No

$110-$165/night

50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount

844-327-5946 earlyinn.com

NA

NA

5 BR or suites

No

No

Yes

$99-$189/night

2379 Capewood Drive, Huddleston

540-297-8617 homeaway.com/p335285

W1

F12

1 BR suite

No

Yes

Yes

$180-$225/night $1,190-$1,470/week

733 Peaks St., Bedford

540-420-0703 forgetmenotbnb.com

NA

NA

1 BR suite

No

No

No

$125/night

416 Avenel Ave., Bedford

540-586-5978 innonavenel.com

NA

NA

4 BR

No

No

No

Call for prices

Vanquility Acres

105 Angus Terrace, Bedford

540-587-9113 vanquilityacresinn.com

NA

2 BR suite plus 3 cottages

No

No

Yes

$125-$250/night

Arrowhead Campground LLC

5625 Smith Mountain Road, Penhook

540-420-7625

B1

G11

140

Yes

Yes

Yes

$20-$40/night $1,800-$2,800/year

Blue Ridge Campground & Marina

8131 Burnt Chimney Road, Wirtz

540-721-3866 blueridgecampground.com

G5

G8

104

Yes

Yes

No

$35/night $2,500/year

Camp Karma LLC

2056 Stone Mountain Road, Bedford

540-297-5762, 540-297-5067 campkarmavirginia.com

NA

NA

37

Yes

No

Yes

$25/night

Eagle’s Roost Campground

15335 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-7381 smleaglesroost.com

R11

F11

125+

Yes

Yes

No

Halesford Harbour RV Park

1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Moneta

540-297-9000 halesfordharbour.com

R28

C8

24 plus 1 lakeside cabin

Yes

Yes

Yes

$35-$75/night Call for long term rates

Mitchell’s Point Campground

3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

540-484-3980 mitchellspoint.com

C3

F12

83

Yes

Yes

Yes

Annual lease

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

1235 State Park Road, Huddleston

540-297-6066 dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/ smi.shtml

R19

E10

70

Yes

Yes

Varies

Campsites $20-$30/night See website for cabin rentals

Sweetwater RV Park

4474 White House Road, Moneta

540-296-0522 sweetwaterrvpark.com

NA

B10

24

Yes

No

No

$25-$45/night

Phone Website

Channel Marker

Dock Privileges

AND MORE

Pets

INSET MAPS

Number of Units

CHANNEL MARKERS

Map ID (Pages 104-105)

MARINA LISTINGS

Rates (taxes not included)

B e d & B r e a k fa s t I n n s

Claiborne House Early Inn at the Grove Sans Souci at Smith Mountain Lake The Forget-Me-Not The Inn on Avenel

NA

CAmpgrouNds

Call for rates

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Hotels/Motels Comfort Inn

1730 North Main St., Rocky Mount

540-489-4000 choicehotels.com/hotel/ va120

Days Inn

921 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford

540-586-8286 daysinn.com/hotel/13119

NA

NA

75

Yes

No

Yes

$53-$69/night

Gills Creek Marina and Lodge

790 Fox Chase Road, Wirtz

540-721-2451 gillscreekmarina.com

G2

G9

4

Yes

Yes

Yes

$89-$129/night $395-$695/week

Halesford Harbour Inn

1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Moneta

540-297-9000 halesfordharbour.com

R28

C8

25

Yes

Yes

Yes

$64-$170/night

NA

NA

61

Yes

No

Yes

$84-$110/night

Hampton Inn

200 McBride Lane, Gretna

434-656-9000

NA

NA

81

No

No

Yes

From $93

Holiday Inn Express Rooms & Suites

395 Old Franklin Tpke, Rocky Mount

540-489-5001 hiexpress.com

NA

NA

63

Yes

No

Yes

$95-$180/night

Lake Inn Motel

45 Enterprise Lane, Hardy

540-721-3383 lakeinnmotel.com

NA

E7

60

Yes

No

Yes

$58-$86/night

Westlake Waterfront Inn

2050 Morewood Road, Hardy

540-721-3307 westlake-waterfront-inn.com

R37

D7

26

No

Yes

Yes

$60-$135/night

16441 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-5363 800-488-4516 parrotcove.com

D7

17

No

Yes

Yes

$765-$3,100/week

H o u s e b o at s Parrot Cove Boat Rentals & Sales

R28

ResoRts and ConfeRenCe CenteRs Bernard’s Landing Resort and Conference Center Elba Inn

775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

800-572-2048 bernardslanding.com

200 McBride Lane, Gretna

434-656-9000

R11

F10

50

No

Yes

Yes

1-3 BR condos: $100-$300/night Homes/ townhomes: $174-$345/night

NA

NA

80

Yes

No

Yes

$100-$200/night

Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4900 or 540-892-6391 marinerslanding.com

C6

E11

100

Yes

Yes

Yes

$99-$325/night

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz

540-721-2759 skelton4hcenter.org

B40

I7

93

No

No

Yes

$50-$100/night

By the Lake Vacation Rentals

16503 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-425-0555

CB Rentals & Sales

1027 Waterwheel Drive, Moneta

Lake & Land Property Rentals

V a C at i o n R e n ta l C o M pa n i e s R28

C8

8

Varies

Yes

Varies

$80-$375/night $800-$2,700/week

540-297-7000 cbrentals.com

R28

C8

75

Varies

Yes

Varies

$900-$5,200/week

17 Bridgewater Plaza, Smith Mountain Lake

540-589-3741 rentalsatthelake.com

R28

C8

5

Varies

Varies

Varies

Visit website for rates

Lake Retreat Properties, Inc.

6760 White House Road, Huddleston

540-297-6002 lakeretreat.com

NA

C11

70

Varies

Yes

Varies

$480-$8,750/week

Lakeshore Rentals & Sales

16483 Moneta Road #M, Moneta

540-297-5610; 800-572-6098 lakeshorerentals.com

NA

C8

60

Varies

Yes

Varies

$100-$500/night $500-$2,500/week

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Long & Foster Vacation Rentals

14807 Moneta Rd., Suite K Moneta

866-395-2038 lfvacations.com

NA

E7

50

Varies

Yes

Varies

$750-$5,500/week

Premier Vacation Rentals at SML

P.O. Box 50, Huddleston

540-797-0460 smithmountainlakeproperties. org

NA

NA

26

Yes

Yes

Varies

$70-$600/night $850-$4,500/week

RSI Rentals, Inc.

16525 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-9797 rsirentals.com

R28

D7

60

Varies

Varies

Varies

$575-$4,500/week

Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rentals, Inc.

6732 White House Road. Huddleston

877-773-2452 smithmountainlakerentals. com

NA

C11

33

Varies

Yes

Varies

$500-$5,300/week

Captain Bert’s Waterfront Lodging

208 Stripers Landing, Moneta

540-721-5788 captainbert.com

G10

G9

1 BR condo

Yes

No

No

$325-$500/week

Cedar Key Cabins

1000 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

336-317-0229 336-454-3042 cedarkeycabins.com

R1

E12

2 singlefamily cabins

Yes

Yes

Yes

$150-$175/night $800-$1,200/week

4331 Hales Ford Road, Moneta

540-425-4321 homeaway.com/218083

R28

C8

4 BR home

Varies

Yes

Yes

$165-$205/night $1,120-$1,400/week

1090 Coveside Circle, Moneta

540-297-3221 covesidecottages.com

R28

C8

1 BR cottage

Yes

Yes

No

$100-$250/night $695-$1195/week

1141 Diane Drive, Moneta

336-337-0815

R20

D10

4 BR home with loft

Yes

Yes

Yes

$395-$430/night $2,800-$3,900/week

Enchanting Lakefront Cabin

1023 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

703-623-0463 smithmtnlakerentals.com

R1

E12

2 BR cabin

Yes

Yes

Yes

$225-$275/night $1,000-$1,600/week

Elegant Home

1012 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

703-623-0463 smithmtnlakerentals.com

R1

E12

3 BR home

Yes

Yes

Yes

$325-$450/night $2,100-$2,800/week

1564 Homeplace Road, Bedford

540-586-2238 affordablebedfordgetaways. com

NA

NA

2 BR lodge

No

No

No

$100/night $600/week

Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com

R8

G11

2

No

Yes

No

$129-$179/night $799-$979/week

Silver Bay View Cottages

111 Bay Terrace, Huddleston

434-953-6747 silverbayview.com

R1

E12

4

Yes

Yes

Yes

$780-$3,150/week

300 Locust Lane, Penhook

540-565-0222 petcarp.com

R6

G11

8

Yes

Yes

No

$89-$150/night

Spike’s Prime Time Fishin’

4067 Hales Ford Road, Moneta

540-297-5611 spikesprimetimefishin.com

R30

C8

2

Yes

Yes

Yes

$98-$338/night $800-$1,950/week

Spring Valley Cabins

1190 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta

540-685-3249, 540-309-6884 spgvalleyfarm.com

NA

A7

5

Yes

No

No

$75/night

The Fox Home

110 Water’s Edge Lane, Moneta

homeaway.com/3935902

R27

D9

4 BR home

Varies

Yes

No

$300 average per night

Wind Rentals

Smith Mountain Lake

843-810-2076 windluxuryproperties.com

W1, R20, C6

F11

3 homes

No

Yes

Yes

Call for rates

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just for

fun

a cross 1. Biblical shepherd 5. “Forget it!” 9. Pitcher, of a sort 14. 100 kurus 15. Egg 16. Brunch serving 17. Overabundance 18. Hop, skip or jump 19. Carried on 20. First and last letters of Greek alphabet (3 wds.) 23. Banana oil, e.g. 24. A pint, maybe 25. “Acid” 28. Robotic (2 wds.) 33. Alliance acronym 37. “Help!” 38. Dine at home 39. Fox relative 41. Old mob actions 43. Color of honey 44. Drone, e.g. 45. “___ quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto) 46. Practice of telemarketers 50. Grand ___ (“Evangeline” setting) 51. “___ bad!” 52. Mature 57. Household apparatus lessening hardness of water 62. Extra 64. “Cast Away” setting 65. Andes capital 66. “M*A*S*H” setting 67. Mint 68. Above 69. “Don’t get any funny ___!” 70. Andy’s radio partner 71. Cravings

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do wn 1. Pond buildup 2. Dreadful mail items 3. Blow 4. Carpenter’s machine 5. ___ Scotia 6. Microwave, e.g. 7. Veil of Indian women 8. Undissolved materials carried by blood 9. “God’s Little ___” 10. Downer 11. Stones of great size 12. “Tarzan” extra 13. “20,000 Leagues” harpooner ___ Land 21. Branch 22. Checkers, e.g. 26. Irving Berlin’s “Blue ___” 27. Crowded 29. ___ Wednesday 30. Bill and ___ 31. Dusk, to Donne 32. Shoestring

33. Civil rights org. 34. Knight’s “suit” 35. Plates, china, etc. 36. Kind of column (2 wds) 40. Parenthesis, essentially 41. “Fantasy Island” prop 42. Appetite 44. Flower of a plant 47. Absorbed, as a cost 48. Hard protective case or sheath 49. Gangster’s gun 53. Filibuster 54. Bind 55. Sprite flavor 56. Snares 58. Length x width, for a rectangle 59. After-dinner selection 60. Assortment 61. Sloughs 62. Schuss, e.g. 63. Detachable container


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2017 SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE

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GUIDE

LAKER HOME & GARDEN GUIDE PARTICIPATION FORM Smith Mountain Laker Magazine will publish its 2017 Home & Garden Guide in the upcoming March/April issue. If you are an SML-area business that provides products or services in one of the categories listed, please submit the following information prior to Jan. 9 to receive a FREE listing.

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SOCIAL SEEN Calendar

2 0 1 7 CA LENdA R Find more events in Laker WeekLy and onLine at smithmountainLake.com!

January 6

BEER TASTING DINNER | At Jake’s Place, Moneta. Reservations required. 540-297-4732, jackesplacesml.com

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LEGACY MOTOWN REVUE | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 7 p.m. $22 in advance, $24 day of show STEP IN TO MYSTERY | At Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards. Find clues, question others and solve the crime in this Beale Treasure-themed event. 6-10 p.m. $45. 540-586-3707, peaksofotterwinery.com

8

COOKING WITH BRUNO SILVA | At The Landing Restaurant. This class will focus on Italian cuisine. $75. 540-7213028, thelandingsml.com

10

WINE TASTING DINNER | At Blackwater Cafe, Moneta. Reservations required. 6-9 p.m. 540-721-4333, theblackwatercafe.com

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Harvester Performance Center. 7 p.m. $42 in advance, $46 day of show

Performance Center. 6:30 p.m. $24

THE SUBDUDES | Live music at

JANUARY WINTER WHITES | Jan. 14, 21, 28 | Explore white wines from dry to sweet. Noon to 5 p.m. Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 540-296-1396. smlwine.com

ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL SKILLS SIGN TRACKING | The Labyrinth

FRANK VIGNOLA AND VINNY RANIOLO | Live music at Harvester COOKING WITH BRUNO SILVA | At The Landing Restaurant. This class will focus on Asian cuisine. $75. 540-7213028, thelandingsml.com

25

THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS | Live music at Harvester Performance

Spa, Bedford. $30 adults, $15 child with parent. thelabyrinthspa.com

Center. 8 p.m. $27 in advance, $32 day of show

THE SALT MARSH SUITE + RUSSELL HART | Through Feb. 25.

27

Inter-media installation and dance performance. Free. Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville

20

LONESOME RIVER BAND | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $22 in advance, $26 day of show

21

PAM TILLIS | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $37 general admission, $52 gold section

SHAWN MULLINS | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $27

28

MARC BROUSSARD | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $32 in advance, $36 day of show

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COOKING WITH BRUNO SILVA | At The Landing Restaurant. This class will focus on seafood. $75. 540-721-3028, thelandingsml.com


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FIRST-DAY HIKE JAN 1 | Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston will kick off the new year with a ranger-led hike along Turtle Island Trail. Bring your hiking staff and binoculars to help spot birds and other wildlife. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and must be leashed at all times. Meet at the Visitor Center. 1-2 p.m. Free but regular parking fees apply. 540-297-6066, dcr.virginia.gov

the Glacier Plunge ($20 for runners). T-shirts for the first 100 registrants. Proceeds benefit the Franklin County YMCA.

ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL SKILLS - WATER | The Labyrinth Spa, Bedford. $30 adults, $15 child with parent. thelabyrinthspa.com

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COOKING WITH BRUNO SILVA | At The Landing Restaurant. This class will focus on what’s next. $75. 540721-3028, thelandingsml.com

21

WINE TASTING DINNER | At Blackwater Cafe, Moneta. Reservations required. 6-9 p.m. 540721-4333, theblackwatercafe.com.

24-26

February 1

STEVE EARLE | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $48, $62 gold section

3

BEER TASTING DINNER | At Jake’s Place, Moneta. Reservations required. 540-297-4732, jakesplacesml.com.

4

FEBRUARY RED HEARTS | Feb. 4, 18, 25 | Explore red wines from dry to sweet. Noon to 5 p.m. Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 540296-1396. smlwine.com

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SWEETHEARTS WEEKEND | Feb. 11 & 12 | Sample wines with fresh bread, chocolate and cheese. Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 540296-1396. smlwine.com

GRAND WINTER GALA | Gourmet dinner and live music with UBU at The Waterfront Country Club to benefit lake-area charities. 6-11 p.m. $75 per person. grandwintergala.com

12

THE WOOD BROTHERS WITH T SISTERS | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $29 in advance, $32 day of show.

17

LOVE CANON | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 7:30 p.m. $19. ART @ HAPPY HOUR | Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville. 5-7 p.m. Free

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MIDWINTER MADNESS | Join the Franklin County Family YMCA at Bernard’s Landing for the Winterfest 10-miler (10 a.m. start) or Snowball 5k (10:15 a.m. start) and Glacier Plunge (12:30 p.m.) The 10-miler is $35, the 5K is $25. Minimum pledge is $35 for

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BOAT SHOW | Area dealers will display the newest models of boats and personal watercraft at the Berglund Center in Roanoke. A variety of other recreation and home-maintenance equipment and service providers will also display their wares. Sponsored by the Southwest Virginia Boat Dealers Association. 1-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $7.50 for adults, free for children 12 and younger with an adult. roanokeboatshow.com.

24

ABBEY ROAD LIVE! | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $17 in advance, $20 day of show

25

THE EMBERS | Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 7 p.m. $20

25-26

BATTLE OF THE PADDLE | Pickleball tournament at the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA

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out & about 1

2

3

4

SmL faLL chiLi and craft feStivaL Hundreds attended the 14th annual Smith Mountain Lake Fall Chili and Craft Festival thanks in part to near-perfect fall weather. Photography by Karen Dillon. 1. Pat and Paul Greier of Huddleston 2. Jay and Michelle Shaver of Moneta 3. Rachel Sigmon with Rowan (left) and Sailor 4. Andrew and Sarah Watkins of Moneta and John and Jessie Moore with Jojo of Bedford

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OUT & ABOUT BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce’s last Business After Hours of 2016 was held at Sunken City Brewing Co. at Westlake Towne Center. Photography by Karen Dillon. 1. Mickey Johnson (from left), Roy Enslow and Tim Reith 2. Lee Willard and Andie Gibson 3. Vicki and Tim Gardner 4. Lynette Webb (left) and Dina Massie

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westlake tree lighting Held Dec. 1, this annual event included live entertainment and a visit from Santa. Photography by Jason Dunovant. 1. Marilyn Umberger (from left) of Wirtz with Jim and Harriett Bocckinfuso of Hardy 2. Carol and Chris Fowlie of Moneta

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downtown moneta christmas parade Cold and wind didn’t dampen the holiday spirit during this annual event at Downtown Moneta on Dec. 3. Photography by Karen Dillon. 1. Bill and Jeanene Hornberger of Moneta 2. Kimberly (from left), Jacob and Josh Scott of Huddleston SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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LocaL author SpotLight

NOw r ea d THIS

The Silver Saddle

Photos courtesy of mike hundley

M

sENd Us YoUR PICK! What’s the best book you’ve read recently? A classic? Bestseller? Suspense? Biography? Non-fiction? Email the title, author, a brief synopsis and reason you would recommend it to other Lakers to editor@smithmountainlaker.com.

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ike Hundley never considered himself a writer until he had a conversation with his friend, Galen Pedersen, while visiting him on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. A Vietnam veteran and Franklin County native, Hundley had worked for 40 years in sales in the telecommunications industry. Sure, he’d written business letters, emails and tributes for his comrades, but what Pedersen said ignited something in him. “He said to me, ‘Mike you need to write something. You really have a way with words,’” Hundley recalled his friend telling him. Once Hundley sat down at his computer, the words poured out of him. “The characters wrote it, basically,” he said. In just three months, Hundley had written his first book, a western titled “The Silver Saddle.” “I’ve always loved the West … the topography, the canyons, the mountains. I love the way I feel when I’m in the Rocky Mountains,” he said. “It was easy for me to get into that love of the West.” Set in the post-Civil War era, the story centers around the Garrison family as they make their way from Virginia to Colorado. “There’s plenty of action, plenty of shooting, and there’s also some romance in this,” Hundley said. “People who have read it have said it’s a non-formulaic western.” Released last August and available on

amazon.com, Hundley’s book has gotten more than a dozen postive reviews. “Great read! Could not put it down once I started it. Great rough and tumble story beautifully painted with words. Fantastic recreational read, Western fan or not, the romantic episodes are steamy but enjoyable. The author keeps you fascinated and involved as you follow the fate of two families battling a railroad and its lawless town for their survival. Would make a great movie,” wrote reviewer Charles Salkewicz. Another reviewer, Bill Jennings, wrote, “I read nonfiction history, travel and occasionally a spy or detective novel. This was my first cowboy western. Easy read in three days at the beach; easy because I didn’t want to put it down. Every chapter was a story unto itself as well as a persuasion to continue. Lots of action, lots of anticipation and every event had future consequences. Good stuff.” Hundley, who grew up on a tobacco farm in Snow Creek and now lives with his wife in Moneta, is weighing his options on whether to write a follow-up to his debut novel. “I think lots of things will be decided this winter as I try to write the sequel,” Hundley said. “It’s about the Garrison family with new characters brought in to keep the story going but in several different directions.” The 284-page paperback book retails for $11.99 (an e-book version is available, too). For more, visit amazon.com or goodreads.com. — Karen Dillon, Editor


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I do hereby promise Ah, young love! There are few things in this world more heart-warming than watching a giddy bride and groom, swept up in the life-changing moment of the wedding day pageantry, professing their undying love and devotion to each other ‘til the end of time. All centers upon the vast unknown future where possibilities are endless. You can watch hope springing eternal before your very eyes as traditional vows are exchanged, sometimes tearfully: “I, [state my name], take you, [state your name], to be my lawfully wedded (husband/wife), to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” However, as beautiful as all of this is, and not to begrudge any bride or groom their historic moment of soulful binding, what if our wedding vows were based upon promises related to what we old married folk really care about?

Vows for What You’ll Truly Want Out of a Marriage

■ With all my heart and soul, I do hereby promise by all that is holy, I will never leave one tiny limp shred of toilet paper on the cardboard roll. And, when I do replace the roll, it will properly roll over the top, not under the bottom.

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■ I promise to respect and honor clothing with special magical powers. The shirt you’ve worn to attend or watch every alma mater college football game since 1985 does not, and will not, go into the washer. Ever. ■ I promise to not walk into a room, turn on the television and then walk out. ■ I promise to not get into the shower at the exact time we are supposed to be walking out the front door, especially when the movie starts in 10 minutes. ■ I promise to not leave dirty dishes on the kitchen counter, wet towels on the floor and nose hairs in the bathroom sink. ■ Holidays are going to be stressful. I promise to say at least once a day, with great gusto and sincerity, “I will not kill my inlaws.” ■ I promise to never be critical of any new haircut or style. If you love the new look, then I do, too! ■ I promise to never fart in bed, under the sheets and exclaim “It’s Dutch oven time!” There are no circumstances in the entire universe where this is ever deemed cute. ■ I promise to not always be 100 percent honest. You don’t need to know that skirt makes your behind look enormous: you have a best friend who can tell you this in the nicest way possible. Likewise, I don’t need to tell you that your lucky hat makes you look like a dork. An adorable dork, but a dork nonetheless. ■ And finally, I promise to not take unsolicited advice from anyone, especially crazy Southern women who write humor columns. Wishing brides and grooms everywhere their rightful share of wedded bliss and joyful celebration. Oh, just one last thing: at the part where you cut and share the cake, be nice; show ‘em your mama raised you right. Kimberly Dalferes is the author of “I Was In Love With a Short Man Once” and “Magic Fishing Panties.” Her humor blog, “The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats,” is online at kimdalferes.com.


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