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Contents Smith Mountain Laker Magazine | May/June 2012

ON THE COVER Micah Gaudio, founding publisher of Laker Magazine, captured this image by chance while on a photo shoot near Smith Mountain in June 2010. The weather was perfect for sailing, a popular pastime at SML. Contributing writer Lindsey Wagnon takes an inside look in her story starting on page 46.

Summer Fun Guide When it comes to fun at the lake, we’ve got you covered! Contributing writer and avid boater Jerry Hale offers tips for maximizing your time on the water without breaking the bank. Plus, you’ll find our recreation guide and marina directory updated for 2012.

Dock & Dine Smith Mountain Lake has several new waterfront eateries open for business this summer season. Find all the details and check out our comprehensive on-water dining guide, which includes contact information, website addresses, hours of operation and a map to help you navigate your way.

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“Where land ends...and adventure begins” Smith Mountain Lake’s main source for name brand watersports equipment for over 23 years, featuring a full line of Skis, Tubes, Kneeboards, Vest and much more. Visit us for all your lake needs. 24/7 Valvtect Marine fuel. 800.729.1639 bwmarina.com

Chopsticks

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Waterfront dining. Dine in or take out and party room. Daily lunch buffet and full dinner menu. Offering the best chinese food, sushi, hibachi for over 10 years. Full service bar 540.721.8839 bridgewaterplaza.com/chopsticks.html

THE LAKEHOUSE BEANERY

Coffee & Gift Shop, Gourmet food items-Breakfast Panini, Beer & Wine, Wine accessories, Clothing, Home Decor, T-Shirt Transfers, Souvenirs, and Balloons! 540.719.9100 bridgewaterplaza.com/lakehousebeanery.html

MANGO’S BAR & GRILL

Inside & outside dining in a family-friendly atmosphere, offering an extensive menu and a full bar. The best place to hear live entertainment with karaoke every Thursday night and live bands Friday & Saturday nights. It is the tropical place to be at Smith Mountain Lake. 540.721.1632 mangosbarandgrill.com

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You will love our pizza and service. Dine inside or out. Beer, wine, soda, pizza, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. Full menu online. 540.721.1234 bridgewaterplaza.com/pizzapub.html

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Resort Lakewear & accessories for all ages. Fresh Produce apparel, Reef sandals, Maui Jim sunglasses, Life is good. 540.721.1040 bridgewaterplaza.com/bwsportswear.html

GIFTS AHOY

Gifts for all occasions. Vera Bradley, Yankee Candle, Spartina 449, Crabtree and Evelyn, toys, greeting cards, Homemade Fudge, SML souvenirs and much more! 540.721.5303 bridgewaterplaza.com/giftsahoy.html

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“Where Summer Never Ends”. Largest selection of high quality wake boards, wake skates, wake surfers, water skis, tubes, board shorts and swim wear on the lake. 540.721.9253 www.wakezonesml.com

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Contents Smith Mountain Laker Magazine | May/June 2012

DEPARTMENTS 10

Editor’s Note

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Take the Laker With You

Shorelines

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LANDSCAPE CONTEST

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Lake Homes • Ever wonder what it’s like to live at Bridgewater Pointe? Take a peek inside the condo of Larry and Kathy Sultze

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Lake & Garden • Catriona Tudor Erler shares tips on how Lakers can enjoy a full schedule and a beautiful landscape

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Art & Culture • Find out how one company is recycling glass into exquisite tableware (and where you can purchase it)

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On the Water • The name of Jack and JoAnn Kirschs’ boat is a nod to more than just their affection for canines

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Turn to Page 35 to find details on entering our 5th Lovely Laker Landscape Contest. You could win $1,000 in credit at Lakescapes Nursery and be featured in our September/October issue!

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Summer Fun Guide • Great ideas to keep you busy all summer at Smith Mountain Lake

Savor 71

Dock & Dine • Details on several new waterfront restaurants, plus our annual guide to all of SML’s on-water eateries

Social Seen 84

Calendar • May and June events

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Out & About • Snapshots from Business After Hours at Bridgewater Marina

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Laker Map • Locator map and advertiser index

Laker Real Estate On the Flip • Turn your Laker over to find homes for sale in and around the SML region. Cover photo by Huong Fralin

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SMITH MOUNTAIN

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Lakers already know

Smith Mountain Lake is an exceptional place to live, work and play. Residents and visitors are drawn to the area for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, friendly business climate and overall outstanding quality of life. But what about those not lucky enough to know about our little slice of heaven? That’s where the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce comes in. Each year, the Chamber produces a Newcomer and Visitor Guide, one of the many communication tools the organization uses to promote Smith Mountain Lake far and wide. The Chamber chose Laker Media as its publishing partner for 2012. In April, we were excited to introduce the new issue, the product of nearly a year of work by a talented corps of writers, photographers, sales professionals, designers, editors and proofers, including Chamber Executive Director Vicki Gardner (pictured above with me). Over the next year, 40,000 copies of the Guide will be distributed at visitor centers across Virginia and mailed nationwide to those who request it by phone or via the Chamber’s website, visitsmithmountainlake.com. That’s also where you’ll find a digital version of the publication complete with interactive videos, links to advertiser websites and more. The guide contains numerous stories and content even the most seasoned Lakers will find interesting, too, including information on boating, fishing, watersports, dining, shopping, arts, health and fitness. Pick up a copy at the Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza or in one of many racks around SML where the Laker is distributed. Of course, the May/June issue of the Laker is full of exciting content, as well. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live at Bridgewater Pointe, turn to page 18 for a peek inside the lovely condo of Larry and Kathy Sultze. We also have our Summer Fun Guide starting on page 45, which includes a story on sailing at SML and another on ways to maximize fun on the water without breaking the bank. And if you plan on boating to one of the lake’s 19 waterfront restaurants, you’ll want to take along our handy Dock & Dine guide, which begins on page 73. There’s so much to catch up on at Smith Mountain Lake, so find a quiet – preferably lakeside – spot and get reading!

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Editor Creative Director Photographer Graphic Designer Sales Manager Sales Executive

Andie Gibson Matt Brown Huong Fralin Janette Saviano Mark Mast Tim Dye

Sales Executive Trish Kessler Support Specialist Susan Payne

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CONTRIBUTORS Writers Catriona Tudor Erler Ferne Hale • Jerry Hale Amy Hanek Gordon Kendall Lindsey Wagnon

Photographers Catriona Tudor Erler Micah Gaudio Andy Pratt Frances Pratt • Ted Pratt Rick Ries

CONTACT INFORMATION Advertising 540.721.4675, ext. 409 or 410 ads@smithmountainlaker.com Editorial 540.721.4675, ext. 402 editor@smithmountainlaker.com Subscriptions 540.721.4675, ext. 401 editor@smithmountainlaker.com Calendar items calendar@smithmountainlaker.com

JULY/AUGUST 2012 DEADLINES Big Summer Issue Advertising scheduling and materials May 25 Calendar submissions June 1

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©2012 Times-World LLC, The Smith Mountain Laker Magazine is a community publication solely owned by Times-World LLC. It is published for the residents of Smith Mountain Lake and is subject to Times-World LLC editorial policies. The views and opinions are those of the authors. The opinions expressed, unless otherwise noted, should not be construed to be those of Times-World LLC or its affiliates. Lists are for reference only and do not necessarily imply approbation. Paid advertising does not represent an endorsement by this publication. Content cannot be reproduced without written consent from Times-World LLC. All rights reserved. Real Estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968.


Your Hospital. Your Community. Your Health. Excellent care from your hospital For over a half-century, our community has looked to Bedford Memorial Hospital for excellent healthcare, delivered with a comforting, personal touch. And over the years, our dedicated team has maintained a commitment to care by providing the latest treatment options, technologies, and services. But we’ve never forgotten our connection as your hometown provider. • Emergency services and chest pain center • Surgery • Imaging and lab services • Outpatient services: therapy, cardiac rehab, and diabetes management • Inpatient care • Health, wellness, and education for our community And much more…

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CENTER FOR THE ARTS a t V i rg i n i a Te c h

Vocal Arts and Music Festival The fesTival uniTes opera’s rising sTars and legendary coaches wiTh ouTsTanding insTrumenTalisTs for world-class performances and insighTful masTer classes in beauTiful blacksburg.

All events held in Squires Student Center, College Ave, Blacksburg, VA direcTions: About one and a half hours l US 220 N toward Roanoke l Exit 1S onto I-81 S toward Salem/Bristol l Exit 118B toward US 460 W l Exit onto VA 412 N/Prices Fork Rd/State Route 685 to downtown Blacksburg l Right on Main St l Right on College Ave l Squires Student Center will be on the right Programs subject to change

Thursday, June 14, 7:30 pm masTer class wiTh Joan dornemann

Friday, June 22, 8:00 pm singers wiTh sTrings

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Featuring German composers and works, including Schumann’s “Piano Quintet” and a range of Lieder. $20/$10 students/youth

Sunday, June 17, 3:00 pm voices from The valleys

Music from Schubert to Puccini, Vaughan Williams to Osvaldo Golijov. $20/$10 students/youth

A film based on Scotto’s life, followed by her master class for the festival singers. $20/$10 students/youth

Sunday, June 24, 7:00 pm Three decembers

This 90-minute, one-act opera by Jake Heggie is one of the most performed new operas in the nation. $20/$10 students/youth

Monday, June 25, 7:30 pm masTer class wiTh diana soviero $20/$10 students/youth

Monday, June 18, 7:30 pm masTer class wiTh sherrill milnes

Tuesday, June 26, 8:00 pm greaT momenTs in opera

Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 pm masTer class wiTh leon maJor

Wednesday, June 27, 8:00 pm american musical songbook

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Works by Barber, Respighi, and Danielpour. $20/$10 students/youth

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Wednesday, June 20, 8:00 pm chamber music celebraTion

Featuring the works of Weber, Wagner, Shostakovich, and others. $20/$10 students/youth

Thursday, June 21, 8:00 pm an evening of iTalian opera and song

Featuring some of opera’s best-loved works from Puccini, Rossini, Verdi, and perhaps a few surprises. $20/$10 students/youth

Excerpts from the best-loved operas. $20/$10 students/youth

Popular Broadway and musical theatre selections of the 20th century. $20/$10 students/youth

Thursday, June 28, 8:00 pm The mendelssohn quinTeTs $20/$10 students/youth

Friday, June 29, 8:00 pm russian-french connecTions

The festival closes in grand style with music from Borodin, Debussy, Fauré, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky. $20/$10 students/youth

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travels | TAKE THE LAKER WITH YOU

Antarctica

Joe and Pat Vipperman of Moneta took the Laker last December to Antarctica, the only continent readers had yet to travel with the magazine since our “Take the Laker” feature began in 2007. “We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and wanted to do it in an unusual and fun way,” said Joe Vipperman, the retired president of Appalachian Power for whom the recently remodeled visitors center at Smith Mountain Dam is named.

Austria In January and February, Jerry and Irene Edwards of Wirtz visited Alpbach, a village in the state of Tyrol in western Austria. Irene, a native of Germany, said the couple has taken the trip annually for the past 35 years. Alpbach, known for its floral beauty, excellent skiing and clean air, is located at an elevation of 3,200 feet.

Eastern Mediterranean Barbara and Ken Dice of Moneta cruised the Eastern Mediterranean last October. Originating in Rome, the trip also took the couple to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes in Greece, as well as Ephesus, Turkey and Taormina, Sicily. They stopped for this photo in Sorrento, Italy, with Naples in the background.

China Franklin County native Matt Puzio took the Laker to China where he posed for this photo at the Great Wall. A May graduate of UNC Greensboro with a degree in International Business, Puzio participated in the study abroad program last semester, spending a semester in Hong Kong. While there he had the opportunity to visit numerous Asian countries, according to proud dad Ted Puzio.

Czech Republic Debbie and Jim Mould of Moneta spent last Christmas visiting with family in Nuremburg, Germany. The couple also traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, where they took this photo with the Laker in front of the Charles Bridge. The bridge, which crosses the Vltava River, was started in 1357 with the backing of King Charles IV, and was completed at the beginning of the 15th century.

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Your Community. Your Healthcare. From Philpott Lake to Smith Mountain Lake, Carilion Clinic has your healthcare needs covered, and we’ll keep you connected to your health through an electronic medical record. Whether you need a general checkup, specialty care, emergency care, or hospitalization, we are right here when you need us. Carilion Clinic Westlake Center (behind Kroger):

Hospitals and Emergency Rooms: Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital (CFMH)...................................... 540-483-5277

Urgent Care .................................................................................... 540-719-1815 Urgent Care will become VelocityCare on June 15, 2012 and move to 13205 Booker T. Washington Hwy. (see VelocityCareByCarilion.com for more information)

Sleep Center.................................................................................... 540-224-6954 Imaging (X-ray and CT) .................................................................... 540-489-6440 Cardiology ...................................................................................... 540-982-8204

Westlake (physician practice): Internal Medicine (Moving mid-May to 282 Westlake Road behind Kroger) .......... 540-721-2689

Rocky Mount (physician practices):

General Surgery .............................................................................. 540-483-5277 Podiatry .......................................................................................... 540-484-8573 Family Medicine (Maple Street) .......................................................... 540-483-5168 Family Medicine (Main Street) ................................................................ 540-484-4800 OB/GYN .......................................................................................... 540-484-4836

CFMH offers a wide range of services, including general surgery, cancer care, cardiology, cardiac nuclear medicine, imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound, and bone densitometry), therapy, podiatry, urology, hospice, homecare, GYN surgery, wellness programs, and more.

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Home Health: Home Care ...................................................................................... 540-489-6383 Hospice .......................................................................................... 540-489-6503 For more information, call 800-422-8482 or 540-266-6000. Inspiring better health.TM

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travels | TAKE THE LAKER WITH YOU

Sam and Jeanette Garst of Moneta spent 11 days last December in Orlando, Fla., with their daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jim McGuire, and their four children, Bradley, Brian, Tyler and Ashley of Winchester. The family visited Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom, where they posed with the Laker for this photo. Jeanette said the evening light shows were highlights of the trip. “Hollywood Studios lit up the sky on Christmas Eve with over 5 million lights put to music, and enhanced with a bit of ‘snow,’” she said.

Disney Anguilla A quintet Lakers took the magazine with them to the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies. From left are Rosemary Traylor, Butch Traylor, Lorne Kaufman, Jennifer Lamanca and Whitney Bowles. In the background is the island of Saint Martin. The friends were in the tropical locale to celebrate Lorne and Jennifer’s wedding on Nov. 11, 2011.

Cuba Greg Winn of Penhook visited the Floridita Bar and Restaurant while in Havana, Cuba, last October where he posed with his Laker for this photo beside a sculpture of Ernest Hemingway created by Cuban artist José Villa Soberón. Winn said the restaurant was a favorite stop for the famed writer when he lived in Cuba in the 1930s and 40s.

Colorado Last November, Gail and Curtis Young of Union Hall hiked a portion of the 360 miles of trails that make up Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. In the background of this photo are Hallett Peak and Flat Top Mountain, two of the more than 60 named peaks within the park that measure over 12,000 feet. The couple said the park “is referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ just as beautiful Smith Mountain Lake is the ‘Jewel of the Blue Ridge.’”

Scotland Larry and Joyce Horne and Sally and Ron Roseveare traveled to Scotland in September where they visited Sally’s ancestral castle, Balnagown. Originally built as a fortress by the clan Ross in the 1300s, the castle fell into disrepair after the last Ross laird died in the 1940s. Restoration began after it was purchased in 1972 by Mohammed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi Fayed, the man killed along with Princess Diana in a 1997 car wreck.

Send Us Your Photo! Take the Laker with you on your next adventure and e-mail us your photo with a famous landmark, unusual attraction or stunning scenery in the background. And if you run into someone famous, be sure to include them in the fun. Submit to letters@ smithmountainlaker.com. Don’t forget to leave your magazine behind so others can discover Smith Mountain Lake!

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shorelines | LAKE HOMES LEFT An armoire just off the kitchen displays some of the Sultzes’ treasures. BELOW RIGHT The living room opens up to an alcove the couple uses as a dining room. BELOW LEFT The back deck offers a long water view down the Roanoke River channel and of Smith Mountain in the distance.

MAKING THEIR MOVE

Larry and Kathy Sultze are among those who make their permanent home at Bridgewater Pointe. The couple purchased their unit in June 2010 during a lottery sale organized by Prudential Waterfront Properties, a division of The Willard Companies, which took over marketing of the project after the original developers defaulted on a multimilliondollar loan in 2008. At the lottery, the Sultzes drew a number that offered them an early choice of available units for sale at prices significantly lower than the initial ones. At first, the couple only considered threebedroom condos, thinking they would use theirs as a second home. But, attracted in part by the lower prices, they ended up purchasing a four-bedroom unit, opting to sell their home in Atlanta and make the move to full-time lake living. “We especially love the lake views that we get from every room,” said Kathy. “And … there are different views. From the dining room you see the cove; from the living room and master bedroom you see the long view down the Roanoke; and from one guest bedroom you look upriver toward the bridge.”

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LEFT From top, the galley-style kitchen features dark cabinets and upscale appliances; a chair in the living room makes for a cozy spot to read. ABOVE The Sultzes’ spacious master bedroom, decorated in tranquil blues and greens, looks out to the lake.

Larry added, “We’re on the third floor, but the views get even better on the higher floors. Also, there are generally more upgrades up higher: more tile in the baths, Viking refrigerators, wine chillers, upgraded wood flooring, additional fireplaces.” An added bonus to their selection, Kathy said, is “it was already beautifully furnished by Interiors by Kris.” Larry, a Delta Airlines pilot, and Kathy, a former teacher, own and operate Elderberry Smoothie and Wrap Store in Salem. In their free time, they enjoy boating, tennis and working out at the nearby Smith Mountain Lake YMCA. The Sultzes loved the idea of living on Smith Mountain Lake, but didn’t look forward to the upkeep a house would require. At Bridgewater Pointe, they have room for visiting friends and family to stay; they enjoy using the pool; and they have arranged to keep their boat in a covered slip at Bridgewater Marina. Each condo unit also has two covered parking spaces. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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ABOVE The dining room faces out toward the cove where Bridgewater Plaza is located. LEFT From top, a decorative accent in the living room is a nod to Larry Sultze’s occupation as an airline pilot; one of three suites in the condo, which was furnished by Interiors by Kris, offers plenty of room for guests.

Bridgewater Pointe offers three- and fourbedroom units. There are two layouts to the threebedroom condos: one has a dining alcove and the other has an extra long living area to accommodate a dining table. The four-bedroom units, which are all located at the ends of the building, have separate dining alcoves. Kathy was especially impressed with the size of the closets in her condo. “Every bedroom has a good-sized closet with a light that goes on when you open it, and the master has separate his-and-her closets,” she said. The level of security at Bridgewater Pointe is also comforting, Kathy said. The property’s main gate and elevator open only when a resident enters a code. The pool area has a similar code-activated entrance gate, and each unit has its own security system. “People always ask us, ‘Isn’t it noisy living there?,’” said Larry, referring to the activity at adjacent Bridgewater Plaza, which includes restaurants, entertainment spots and retail stores. “You’d be surprised, but when we shut the doors to the balcony, it’s really very quiet. And as far as the music [at Mango’s Bar & Grill], we can only hear outdoor noise a bit in one guest room. The bands have to stop playing by 11 p.m., and they only play on Friday and Saturday. Eleven doesn’t seem late to us. And we really enjoy being able to sit on the deck and watch the boats come and go. All the activity is what makes ‘the bridge’ unique.” 26 May • June 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER


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SUB SHRUBS FOR PERENNIALS Clockwise from upper left, Heuchera ‘Peach Melba’ echoes the color of the spiky New Zealand flax, the orange gerbera and the coleus; a row of containers is dramatic planted with reliable, flowering annuals; a monochromatic composition with million bells (Calibrachoa) and Angelonia.

It takes an enormous amount of work to maintain a perennial border – or even a small collection of perennials. In contrast, a flowering shrub, or one with striking foliage, gives much more value with much less work. Look for ones that have been bred for multiple seasons of interest, including flowers, foliage, bark, seed heads and appropriate mature size. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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Good shrub possibilities include ninebark (Physocarpus), a native that has been hybridized so gardeners have a wide choice of foliage color ranging from almost black (‘Diablo,’ Summer Wine) to copper (Coppertina) and gold (‘Dart’s Gold’). Spiraea does well at the lake and the deer tend to avoid it. Try ‘Ogon’ for lovely golden foliage. The young foliage of Deutzia gracilis Chardonnay Pearls also is golden, and provides weeks of interest in spring starting with the white, pearl-like buds that cover the compact shrub before opening to pure white bell-shaped flowers. Another compact, deer-resistant shrub I’m hooked on at the lake is the new lilac introduction, Bloomerang. It flowers profusely in April, and then lives up to its name, blooming sporadically throughout the summer. And of course, butterfly bushes put on a show all summer long both with pretty flowers and the flitting butterflies they attract. Check into the new, compact hybrids such as Lo & Behold and the three from the English Series: Purple Emperor, Peacock and Adonis Blue. Mix deciduous bushes with evergreen shrubs and conifers. A combination Eddison found successful in her own garden is a dwarf Alberta spruce planted with a golden false cypress (Chamaeparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea Nana’), three blue junipers and a flowering cherry. Clockwise from upper left, Wisteria looks dramatic pruned to size in a container; Bloomerang lilac blooms prolifically in April and, if deadheaded, reblooms sporadically through the rest of the season; a purpleleaved taro (Colocasia esculenta), orange and chartreuse coleus, and the cascading Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’ make a successful container combination. 3 0 May • June 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER


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For winter interest, consider the various red and yellow twig dogwoods (Cornus alba and C. sericea. C. sericea ‘Silver and Gold’ has lovely variegated foliage in season and bright yellow twigs in winter. For berry color, plant the deciduous sparkleberry hollies (be sure to have a male and female plant for pollination) and beautyberry (Callicarpa) with its vivid purple berries. Excellent reference books for shrubs are Michael Dirr’s Manual of Woody Landscape Plants and Adrian Bloom’s Gardening with Conifers. Also talk to professionals at local nurseries to find out what performs well at SML, and take note of what shrubs your neighbors are growing successfully.

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Many properties at the lake are covered in trees. Of course you want to open the view, but think about leaving some trees to frame the water. Better yet, leave the trees and limb them up to open the view. Thread a simple path among the tall trunks and, voilà, you have a garden. Here, you can plant natives that enjoy dry shade such as ferns, solomon’s seal and wild ginger. Imports that also do well include epimedium, hellebores and Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’). Imagine strolling through your high-limbed woods, enjoying the cooler air under the canopy and savoring the pretty picture made by the exquisite woodland dwellers and the framed views of the lake.

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Can’t garden but want to? Turn to containers, big containers. Eddison said, “For anyone who can’t do the heavy labor of in-the-ground gardening, gardening in containers can provide much of the same pleasures.” She recommends large containers because you have more scope for planting and they need watering less often. Make a dramatic statement in a large pot with a specimen such as a statuesque canna cultivar with vividly striped leaves or a fragrant angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia) or a compact shrub. Layer the composition with a large item in the center, then fill in the rest of the space with lower growing plants. Add trailing sweet potato vines and ground covers to spill over the edge.

ABOVE With willow-like, golden foliage Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ lights up a border. LEFT The native, deciduous Red Sprite holly requires a pollinator for a beautiful winter display of berries. OPPOSITE PAGE From left, height adds drama to a container; a mandevilla vine thrives in a pot with a little support; Deutzia gracilis Chardonnay Pearls has golden foliage and white flowers in spring. 3 2 May • June 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER


Go ahead and be greedy: don’t limit containers to just one or two places. Group potted plants on either side of doorways. Create mystery by concealing part of the garden with lattice screens covered in vines growing in pots. Make portable “walls” to divide spaces with rows of potted plants, and break up paved areas with pots overflowing with flowers and foliage. You might even consider painting the furniture to match the flowers.

Eddison’s book is rich with common sense advice on how to indulge your gardening urges without overtaxing your time or energy. It’s available in paperback on amazon.com for $14.95. Catriona Tudor Erler is a freelance garden writer, photographer and speaker who divides her time between SML and Charlottesville. The author of nine gardening books, Erler also blogs at joyofgardens.com.

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Clearly, shipping the glass that distance didn’t make ecological sense. In 1995, a group of Arcata investors gathered to discuss ways to reuse the crushed glass locally while, at the same time, creating jobs for the community. The brainstorming sessions led to an innovative idea: they would develop a line of colored dinnerware using the recycled glass. The investors formed a partnership with the Arcata Community Recycling Center, and Fire & Light was born. The first products were fired, poured and pressed in December 1995. Unfortunately, the course of this worthy endeavor did not run smoothly. The company was underfinanced and owners found themselves short of cash just a few months after beginning operations. They turned to John McClurg, a certified public accountant, for help. McClurg admired the beautiful product and the worthy cause and agreed to provide free business consulting services to Fire & Light. McClurg’s advice made a difference, and Fire & Light thrived - for a time. When the partners hit another bump in the road in 1999, they came to McClurg again. This time, they asked him to take over the business and run it.

"We fell in love with the yummy colors and the way the pieces glow and shine in the light.” Carol Swain, The Little Gallery

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“I loved the product and the business concept,” said McClurg. “My wife, Natali, and I talked it over, and decided I would quit my job, we would buy the business and run it full time.” The McClurgs brought business expertise to the enterprise, but John admits he knew nothing about glass manufacturing or the needs of the vendors. He learned quickly, and the couple expanded the Fire & Light product line to include about 45 different items, each hand made and unique. Almost every aspect of the business involves recycling. Of course, there’s the primary product made from crushed, recycled bottles. Then, there’s the metal floor in the factory recycled from an old saw mill, kegs from local microbreweries used as water tubs to cool the pouring ladles, and the 1,000 pounds of cardboard that neighboring businesses would normally throw away that Fire & Light shreds to use as packing material for shipping. In addition to running the business, McClurg’s creative juices are constantly flowing as he experiments with new shapes and colors. One of his new introductions is the “splash bowl,” a whimisical piece that makes a stunning presentation for a dinner party first course, as a nut dish or as display of art. He got the idea when he was experimenting with capturing the texture of stone on glass by pouring the molten material over a rock. He liked the random splash effect, and a new product line was born, including splash bowls, votive candleholders and vases.


NEAR LEFT A place setting of Fire & Light on display at The Little Gallery is complemented by a Robert Held Glass vase, Gazelle Art Glass salt and pepper shakers and NDI floral arrangement. FAR LEFT Dishes in blues and greens complement a lakeside table. BELOW The pieces are produced in a variety of colors and range in price from $16 to $66.

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The Fire & Light business embodies three of McClurg’s passions: recycling; designing beautiful, useful objects; and perhaps most important, providing local employment opportunities. McClurg tells the story of the time he thanked an employee for working nights and extra hours during a crunch time. “The man looked me in the eye and thanked me for the job,” said McClurg, adding with emotion, “It gives me chills just to tell you that.”

LEFT Glass is sorted into bins before being crushed into pieces. ABOVE After chemicals are applied, this batch of glass turns an amber color. BELOW Justin Mclaughlin, who has worked for Fire & Light for 11 years, uses a blowtorch to smooth a drinking tumbler. RIGHT Fire & Light owners John and Natali McClurg

HOW IT’S MADE 1. Bins of clear glass are crushed into pieces, then coated with chemicals to color the glass. 2. In the late afternoon, furnaces are heated to 2,400° F. Once the correct temperature is reached, hundreds of pounds of glass are shoveled into the ovens and left overnight to melt. 3. The next morning, the molten glass is poured into molds. The key is knowing the correct amount of glass to pour to fill the mold without overflowing. When making a drinking tumbler (photo at left), a form is immediately inserted to hollow and shape the inside. 4. The glass quickly cools to 1,000° F, becoming firm and ready to be smoothed with a blowtorch. 5. Finally, the item is placed in an annealing oven. In the next 24 hours, the oven will gradually cool the glass from 900° F to room temperature. From start to finish, the process of making one piece to sell takes three days.

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Ten-year-old Christopher Schaible (left) and dad Jim of Wirtz prepare to sail with licensed captain and instructor Pete Phillip (below), owner of Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School.

Newcomers to sailing can watch one of the club regattas and/or schedule a lesson to get a taste of the sport at Smith Mountain Lake. Phillip said only licensed captains are qualified to take students out on the water. “In sailing lessons, we focus on safe boating, right of way, how to adapt to wind conditions and traffic out there on the lake. It’s important to learn to sail within the ability of your crew. You want the experience to be fun and something you’ll want to come back and do again,” he said. Wirtz resident Jim Schaible recently purchased a sailboat and signed himself and 10-year-old son Christopher up for sailing lessons with Phillip. “I wanted to learn the finer points of sailing and get to where I could race with the BYRA group,” said Schaible. “I also wanted to get my son involved and thought it would be good to have 48 May • June 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

him learn from someone who knows how to teach him.” Schaible said, so far, the experience has been enjoyable for both father and son. “Sailing can be relaxing, peaceful and quiet. You’re not going anywhere fast but you have something to do while you’re out on the boat. One thing about our lake here is the winds can be unpredictable, they can change rapidly. You have to be attentive. I think Christopher will find the competition of racing to be very exciting,” he said. Phillip said people get hooked on sailboat racing because it is an experience that can’t be beat. “It’s electrifying. The gun goes off, the crew is bustling. Those first five minutes are arguably the most exciting moments,” he said. “Our racing community has some of the best competition you’ll find anywhere here at SML.”


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WANT TO SAIL? If you’re interested in getting involved in sailing at SML, consider attending a BYRA or VISA event (schedules available online), taking sailing lessons or chartering a sail with Pete Phillip of Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School/ Charters. Blackwater Yacht Racing Association at Pelican Point Yacht Club 540-576-1653 byrasailing.org

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Whether the view is of an exhilarating sailboat race or a single vessel leisurely gliding through the water, the picturesque sight of a sailboat is sometimes all it takes to draw in a new hobbyist. Pennsylvania residents Bud and Andrea Lauer said they always admired the sailboats going by their Bernard’s Landing townhouse and recently took the plunge as owners.

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“The sailboats always look so beautiful gliding across the lake,” said Andrea Lauer. “We decided to buy one before we knew what we were doing. It was going to be a new adventure for us.” The Lauers quickly signed up for lessons at the SML Sailing School where they began learning the terms and technicalities of sailing. It didn’t take long before the couple could sail on their own and even take their children and grandchildren out with them. “It is fun to make sailing a family event. We’ll keep doing more lessons because we want to be able to race,” Lauer said. “We’re learning to read the water and the wind. Practice makes perfect, just as with anything else.” Lauer also said while many motorboats have to be winterized in late fall and stored until spring, a sailboat is available year-round. "Owning a sailboat increases the length of seasons we can go out on the lake," she said. "It's something to enjoy all year."


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N U FGALLON PER

Tips for enjoying the lake without breaking the bank

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FRANCES PRATT

Story

With

by

Jerry Hale

prices at the gas pump hovering

around the

$4-per-gallon

mark, fuel

efficiency is a hot topic among drivers

of both autos and watercraft.

But

you don’t have to burn huge quantities of pricey fuel to enjoy your summer at

Smith Mountain Lake.

S

ure, there will be times when you can justify guzzling gallons – pulling the kids on towables, water-skiing or wakeboarding on a picture-perfect day, heading out to meet friends at a waterfront restaurant (see pages 82-83 for our Dock & Dine Guide). Those are all instances when you might say, “There is boating fun to be had, memories to be made, and we’re all over it!” But Lakers – residents and visitors alike – can maximize their summer fun while minimizing impact on their wallets by adopting a new gas usage index we call “fpg” – fun per gallon. The goal is to get your fpg average as high as possible by adopting some tried-and-true strategies for enjoying the lake on fewer gallons of gas.

ABOVE From left, Haley Holbrow enjoys a PWC ride with family friend Andy Pratt; a boater fills up prior to heading out for a day on the lake. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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GET LIGHT

Every pound of unnecessary weight carried on your boat sucks up unnecessary gas while underway. Go through your boat and remove “excess baggage” that has accumulated in storage compartments. Other than safety equipment, if you don’t plan to use gear on a particular outing, it should stay on the dock. Most boaters will admit they’ve allowed rarely-used items to collect in outof-sight places. But with gas prices up, it’s time to offload that unnecessary weight. And don’t push around a full tank of water (or gas) unless you plan an outing that will use most of it.

AVOID JACKRABBIT STARTS AND FULL-THROTTLE RUNS

Most boats will easily pull up a skier, especially a child, with three-quarter or less throttle. Taking care not to “overspeed” on the start will save gas and make it more comfortable for your rider. Remember, once you pass your boat’s sweet-spot cruising range (usually around 4,000 rpm for outboards and 3,500 for inboards and stern drives), fuel efficiency plummets. Slowing down and taking a few extra minutes to get to each new fishing spot can slash the fuel consumption for an outing by several gallons.

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GET ON AND OFF PLANE QUICKLY

“Plowing through the water is the least efficient use of gas and also causes the greatest damage to nearby docks and shoreline,” said Tom Buck, owner of Halesford Harbour Marina. “You’ll use less gas if you get the boat on plane quickly and then reduce throttle to hold an efficient cruising speed, usually about 25 mph. When slowing down, quickly cut the throttle so you avoid a long period of plowing water as you transition to idle speed.”

SPEND SOME “IDLE HOURS” AFLOAT

You don’t have to be going far or fast to relish a boat ride. You’ll be amazed at how pleasant it can be to idle through coves close to your lake place – admiring the scenery, observing wildlife and greeting other Lakers on their docks. Two hours on the water poking about in a typical SML runabout costs less than $15 — a reasonably inexpensive evening’s entertainment, even for just a couple.

ABOVE Avoiding jackrabbit starts and full-throttle runs while towing riders like these three youngsters can help reduce fuel consumption.


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Friends Karen Loftus (front) and Kelly Frantz burn calories instead of fuel while out for a kayak ride on Smith Mountain Lake.

BY THE NUMBERS Most recognize the abbreviation mpg — miles per gallon, the standard used for measuring automobile fuel efficiency. For watercraft, the common fuel-usage measurement is gallons per hour (gph). How does that equate for your favorite on-board activities? A few consumption examples provide a clue.

FRANCES PRATT

1.0 gph – Idling through a quiet cove (.5-1.5 or more depending on boat/ engine)

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Pal up and drive your boat to dinner this weekend, theirs the next. Make a few calls to neighbors and arrange a raft-up in a cove just a short run from home, where lots of socializing can take place with consumption at 0 gph. When you bring hors d’oeuvres or snacks to share boat-to-boat, the fpg quotient can go off the chart. Swimming from an anchored boat on a hot summer day is also a delight. Float on noodles, life jackets or rafts with snacks and beverages arrayed on a swim platform or tethered float.

SAY YES TO GUESTS WHO OFFER TO HELP WITH THE GAS

It’s OK to put a cap on how much fuel those teens run through the PWCs before they start spending some of their own allowance money to fuel up. A limit on “free” fuel will encourage them to make full-throttle sprints shorter and less frequent (and provide an added safety bonus). Having kids help with fueling and maintaining the PWCs also teaches boating responsibility.

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3.5 gph – Slow cruise aboard a typical pontoon (150-hp outboard) 5.0 gph – Running a personal watercraft (PWC) at 40-45 mph 6.5 gph – Optimum cruise speed in a 19-foot family runabout (200-hp inboard/outboard) 8.0 gph – Towing boarders in a 23-foot wake sports inboard 12.8 gph – 45 mph run to a fishing spot in a 19-foot bass boat 60+ gph – Wide-open dashes in a 35foot twin-engine cruiser or performance powerboat Of course, there’s also 0 gph, which applies to sailboats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, boats anchored in quiet coves or pulled up at beaches, as well as Lakers content to simply “veg out” on the dock. Estimates based on tests published in Boating Magazine’s 2012 Boat Buyer’s Guide.


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SML Summer Fun Guide

FUN 2012

GUIDE

Smith Mountain Lake offers four distinct seasons for fun, but the action is definitely at its height in the summer.

Whether

you’re ready for family activities, water adventure, historic exploration or romantic annual

R&R,

you’ll find great ideas in our

Summer Fun Guide. Get out and explore SML! CHANNEL MARKER

MAP ID

Guarded beach open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day

R17

E10

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

Guarded beach open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day; Small fee

R20

E10

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

Lunch and dinner sightseeing cruises aboard a 19th century sidewheeler replica

R21

E10

Adventures on Houseboats 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy

888-818-5294 adventuresonhouseboats.com

Rentals of houseboats from 35 to 41 feet

R87

B4

All Seasons Marine 11568 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-7943 allseasonsboats.com

Sales and service of boats and motors

NA

C11

Bay Roc Marina 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy

540-890-2194 bayroc-marina.com

Boat rentals and sales; full-service marina

R87

B4

Bayside Marina & Yacht Club 500 Shoreline Circle, Moneta

540-721-3664 baysidemarinasml.com

Boat sales; full-service marina

R26

E8

Bernard’s Boat Rental 775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-7800 bwmarina.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys

R11

F10

Blackwater Boat Company 16366 B.T. Washington Hwy. #101, Moneta

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Boat rentals and repair

R28

C8

Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals 16410 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-1639 bwmarina.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys; full-service marina; retail store

R28

C8

BUSINESS/ADDRESS

PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

Smith Mountain Lake Community Park 1480 Parkway Ave., Moneta

540-483-9293 franklincountyva.org/parks/park_sml.htm

Smith Mountain Lake State Park 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston

BEACHES

BOAT CHARTERS Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina 3619 Airport Road, Moneta

BOAT RENTALS & SALES

NOTE: The Channel Marker and Map ID columns correspond to the map on pages 94-95 as well as the larger, more detailed SML Map available for free in Laker racks around the region and at the SML Visitor’s Center at Bridgewater Plaza.

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CHANNEL MARKER

MAP ID

Boat rentals, bait and tackle, boat repair, boat ramp

R28

C8

Sales of boats and boat trailers

NA

NA

540-721-5017 conradbrothers.com

Sales of new and used boats

NA

D7

Crazy Horse Boat Rentals 400 Crazy Horse Road, Moneta

540-721-4800 crazyhorsemarina.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys

B10

F9

Crystal Shores Marina 1617 Crystal Shores Drive, Moneta

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Boat rentals and sales; full-service marina

R27

C9

Hughes Marine Service 3815 U.S. Highway 29, Danville

434-836-0052 hughesmarineservice.com

Sales of new and used boats, boating accessories and watersports gear; boat repair

NA

NA

Magnum Boating at Indian Pointe Marina 2031 Morewood Road, Hardy

540-719-2427 magnumboating.com

Boat rentals and sales; full-service marina

R37

D7

Mitchell’s Point Marina 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

540-297-2628 mitchellspoint.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys; full-service marina

C3

F12

Parkway Marina 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com

Boat sales and rentals; full-service marina

R8

G11

Parrot Cove Boat Rentals & Sales 16441 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

800-488-4516 parrotcove.com

Rental of a variety of boats, houseboats, PWCs and kayaks

R28

C8

Smith Mountain Boat and Tackle 167 Morgans Fork Road, Penhook

540-576-2755 smboatandtackle.com

Sales of new and used boats, boating and fishing gear

NA

J11

Smith Mountain Lake Boat Yard 16700 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-7070 smithmountainlakeboatyard.com

Sales of new and used boats, trailers and RVs

R28

C8

Smith Mountain Yacht Club 1617 Crystal Shores Drive, Moneta

540-297-4484 smithmountainyachtclub.com

Sales of new and used boats; boat repair

R27

C9

State Park Rentals 1235 State Park Road, huddleston

540-297-3642 bwmarina.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys

R20

E10

Virgil Naff Seadoo Sales & Rentals 16889 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy., Huddleston

540-297-2879 virgilnaff.com

Boat and PWC sales and rentals operating out of Virginia Dare Marina

R21

E10

Webster Marine Center 1185 Mills Road, Moneta

540-297-5228 webstermarine.com

Sales of new and used boats; boat repair

R28

C8

Wet Connection Boat Rentals 400 Crazy Horse Road, Moneta

540-721-4800 crazyhorsemarina.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys

B10

F9

BUSINESS/ADDRESS

PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

Captain’s Quarters 16525 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

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BOAT RENTALS & SALES

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CHANNEL MARKER

MAP ID

Professional guided fishing charters

R28

C8

540-721-4867 virginiaoutdoorsman.com

Professional guided fishing charters; Seminars and on-water workshops

NA

E7

Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters P.O. Box 673, Hardy

540-721-5788 captainbert.com

Half-day and full-day professional guided fishing charters

NA

NA

Captain Danny Dudley’s Striper Guide Service 65 Windsor Drive, Rocky Mount

540-556-3170 stripermountain.com

Professional guided fishing charters

NA

NA

Dale Wilson Guide Service 4185 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-5650 captaindalewilson.com

Half-day and full-day professional guided fishing charters specializing in the use of artificial lures

NA

NA

Kenny’s Striper Guide Service P.O. Box 356, Rocky Mount

540-493-9541 kennysstriperguideservice.com

Striper fishing guide service

NA

NA

Point Runner’s Sportfishing Adventures 176 Caldwell Lane, Fishersville

540-836-0145 pointrunners.com

Professional guided fishing charters

NA

NA

Rockfish Adventures 11 Viburnum Drive , Waynesboro

540-256-2571 rockfishadventures.com

Professional striper guide service half-day and full-day trips

NA

NA

Spike’s Prime Time Fishin’ 4067 Hales FoRoad Road, Moneta

540-297-5611 spikesprimetimefishin.com

Striper fishing guide service

R28

C8

Stone Mountain Guide Service P.O. Box 18, Huddleston

540-297-6898

Professional guided service specializing in striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass

NA

NA

Terry’s Guide Service 5188 Horseshoe Bend Road, Goodview

540-309-3087 smithmountainlakeguide.com

Professional guided service specializing in striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass

NA

C7

The Shad Taxi 13010 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy

540-797-2528 theshadtaxi.com

Half-day and full-day professional guided striper fishing charters

NA

E6

The Water’s Edge Country Club 1825 Water’s Edge Drive, Penhook

540-576-3343 thewatersedgecc.com‎

18-hole PGA Championship course redesigned in 2007 by Richard Mandell

BU1

H11

The Waterfront Country Club 275 Anchor Drive, Moneta

540-721-2653 thewaterfrontcc.com

18-hole PGA Championship course designed by George Dillon of the Fazio Group

R25

E8

BUSINESS/ADDRESS

PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

All for Fun Striper Fishing 16525 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

800-388-9984 captainsquarterssml.com

Angling Adventures 40 Village Springs Drive, #12, Hardy

FISHING CHARTERS

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CHANNEL MARKER

MAP ID

18-hole championship course; pro shop, driving range, snack bar

C8

D11

540-721-4214 golfthewestlake.com

18-hole championship course; pro shop, driving range, short-order restaurant

R37

D7

Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum

540-365-4416 blueridgeinstitute.org

Rotating gallery exhibits featuring local customs, music, crafts and art

NA

NA

Booker T. Washington National Monument 12130 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy

540-721-2094 nps.gov/bowa/index.htm

National park dedicated to the famed educator, orator and presidential advisor Booker T. Washington

NA

E6

Crooked Road Music Trail Downtown Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount

276-492-2058 thecrookedroad.org

Driving trail focusing on Virginia’s musical heritage

NA

NA

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Road Circle, Bedford

540-586-3329 dday.org

An extensive memorial dedicated to lessons and the legacy of D-Day

NA

NA

Smith Mountain Dam Visitor’s Center 2072 Ford Road, Sandy Level

540-985-2587 visitsmithmountainlake.com

Exhibits and audio-visual presentation on how the dam was built and how it produces electricity

R1

F12

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest

434-525-1806 poplarforest.org

House and ground tours of Thomas Jefferson’s personal retreat; special events

NA

NA

Harbortown Mini-Golf 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. # 13, Moneta

540-721-5959 bridgewaterplaza.com

Miniature golf experience over the water

R28

C8

Hot Shots Family Fun Center 13360 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-719-1547 smlhotshots.com

Arcade, bumper boats, mini-golf; Short-order grill and bar

NA

E7

Westlake Safari Miniature Golf 130 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-2234

Miniature golf course with wildlife theme

NA

E7

Art gallery featuring local art exhibits

NA

D7

BUSINESS/ADDRESS

PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

Mariners Landing Golf & Country Club 2052 Lake Retreat Road, Huddleston

540-297-7888 marinerslandinggolf.com

The Westlake Golf & Country Club 360 Chestnut Creek Drive, Moneta

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MISCELLANEOUS Artfully Framed at the Lake 13699 B.T. Washington #202, Moneta

540-721-1218

Emerson Creek Pottery 1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford

866-411-1977 emersoncreekpottery.com

Historic 1825 log cabin outlet offering handcrafted traditional American ceramic pottery

NA

NA

Fun-N-Games Arcade 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-5959 bridgewaterplaza.com

Arcade with a variety of games for all ages

R28

C8

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540-296-0955 smlaviation.com

Introductory flights over SML

R18

C9

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SML Summer Fun Guide

CHANNEL MARKER

MAP ID

Fine-art gallery and photo studio

NA

E7

540-721-1203 visitsmithmountainlake.com

Offering literature and information about local events and activities through the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce

R28

C8

Stargate Midway 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-1305 bridgewaterplaza.com

Alpine rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, variety of carnival games

R28

C8

The Little Gallery 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-1596 thelittlegallerysml.com

Art gallery featuring local and regional art exhibits

R28

C8

Mayberry Drive-In & Diner 1696 White House Road, Moneta

540-206-4485 mayberrydrivein.com

1950s-style drive-in movie theater with adjacent diner

NA

B9

Westlake Cinema 84 Westlake Road Ste. #117, Hardy

540-721-6314 westlakecinema.com

Four-plex movie theater with stadium seating, concessions and arcade

NA

E7

Smith Mountain Lake Sailing School 108 Hillcrest Heights Drive, Moneta

540-719-0009 smlsailing.com

Instruction for novice to advanced sailors

G2

G9

SML Parasail 16918 SML Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-8481 facebook/sml-parasail

Individual and tandem flights over the lake from certified instructors

R8

G11

Brooks Mill Winery 6221 Brooks Mill Road, Wirtz

540-721-5215 brooksmillwinery.com

Tastings of locally produced fruit wine; gift shop

NA

H7

Hickory Hill Vineyard, LLC 1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

540-296-1393 smlwine.com

Wine tasting, gift shop, tours, scenic picnic area, music series

NA

D9

Leo Grande Vineyards and Winery 1343 Wingfield Drive, Goode

540-586-4066 leograndewinery.com

Tastings of locally produced wine

NA

NA

Peaks of Otter Winery 2122 Sheep Creek Road, Bedford

540-586-3707 bedfordwine.com

Tastings of locally produced wines; gift shop

NA

NA

Savoy-Lee Winery 5800 Johnson Mtn. Road, Huddleston

540-297-9275 savoy-lee.com

Tastings of locally produced wines; gift shop, tours, picnic area

NA

NA

Tomahawk Mill Winery 9221 Anderson Mill Road, Chatham

434-432-1063 tomahawkmill.com

Tastings of locally produced wine; tours

NA

NA

White Rock Vineyards & Winery 2117 Bruno Drive, Goodview

540-890-3359 whiterockwines.com

Tastings of locally produced wines; tours, scenic veranda

NA

NA

BUSINESS/ADDRESS

PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

SML Gallery 13366 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-719-0015 smlgallery.com

SML Visitor Center 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

MOVIE THEATERS

WATER SPORTS

WINERY/VINEYARD TOURS

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Bayside Marina & Yacht Club

500 Shoreline Circle

Moneta

540-721-3664 baysidemarinasml.com

R26

E8

Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals

16410 B.T. Washington Hwy.

Moneta

540-721-1639 bwmarina.com

R28

C8

Sun-Thurs 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Captain’s Quarters

16525 B.T. Washington Hwy.

Moneta

540-721-1175 captainsquarterssml.com

R28

C8

Daily 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Crazy Horse Marina

400 Crazy Horse Road

Moneta

540-721-1587 crazyhorsemarina.com

B10

F9

Daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Crystal Shores Marina

1617 Crystal Shores Drive

Moneta

540-297-1888 crystalshoresmarina.com

R27

C9

Open daily; Office hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gills Creek Marina

790 Fox Chase Road

Wirtz

540-721-2451

G2

G9

Open daily; Call for hours

R28

C8

Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Town

Halesford Harbour Marina and Boat Rentals

1336 Campers Paradise Trail

Moneta

Lake Haven Marina

15844 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy.

Huddleston

540-297-7347

C1

F11

Open daily; Call for hours

Lakeside Marina

629 Lakeside Road

Penhook

434-927-5380

B1

H11

Varies; Call for hours

Lumpkins Marina

19 Lumpkins Drive

Penhook

434-927-5150

B1

H11

Daily 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Magnum Boating at Indian Pointe Marina

2031 Morewood Road

Hardy

540-719-2427 magnumboating.com

R37

D7

Mon-Sat 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mitchell’s Point Marina

3553 Trading Post Road

Huddleston

540-874-4326 mitchellspoint.com

C3

F12

Daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy.

Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com

R8

G11

Sun-Thurs 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Penhook Boat Dock

1300 Jefferson Dock Road

Penhook

540-576-2868 penhookboatdock.com

BR3

H10

Open daily, weather permitting; Call for hours

Sportsman Marina

16111 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy.

Huddleston

540-721-1639 bwmarina.com

R8

F11

Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina

3619 Airport Road

Moneta

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

R21

E10

Sun-Thu 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Waterwheel Marina

1229 Waterwheel Drive

Moneta

540-721-5668 waterwheelsml.com

R28

C8

Open daily; Call for hours

Webster Marine Center

1185 Mills Road

Moneta

540-297-5228 webstermarine.com

R28

C8

Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Pump-out Station

B4

Boat Storage

Boat Rentals

R87

Bait and Tackle

Public Restrooms

540-890-2194 bayroc-marina.com

In-season hours

Map ID (Pages 94-95)

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Address

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LAKEFRONT FINE DINING AWARD-WINNING CUISINE Winner of 12 Best of SML Awards for 2012 including

Best Chef, Best Seafood, Best International Cuisine, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Place to Come By Boat (All Platinum) Smith Mountain Laker Magazine

Best Lake Area Restaurant (Platinum Award) 2011 Dining Awards, The Roanoker Stars of the Lake-Top Restaurant (Platinum Award) Discover SML Magazine

Come and check out what is happening at The Landing! BRUNO'S GASTROTRUCK IS ON THE MOVE!

Enjoy Bruno’s GastroTruck on the streets of Roanoke, Lynchburg & SML. Also find us at the following events! 5/5-Roanoke Strawberry Festival 5/19-Vinton Food & Wine Festival 6/21,6/28 & 6/29-Party in the Park (Roanoke)

The Landing www.brunosgastrotruck.com

facebook.com/brunosgastrotruck #the_gastrotruck

CELEBRATE CINCO de MAYO

in Bruno’s GastroPub featuring Live Music with Amanda Stathos MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH 11:00am-4:00pm Treat Mom to a Special Lakeside Brunch with a Wonderful Menu & Flowers!

SUNDAY SCHOOL @ BRUNO’S GASTROPUB (Every Sunday Afternoon)

Join us beginning Sunday, June 10th 1pm-3pm to explore the wonders of great craft and specialty beer. Each week we will try 6 different beers and enjoy some tasty snacks. Cost is $25pp and space is limited. Call 540-721-3028 to sign up!

LIVE MUSIC Beginning Memorial Day Weekend! Saturday, May 5-Amanda Stathos Saturday, May 12-Ben Trout Trio Saturday, May 19-Ben Trout Trio Saturday, May 26-TBA Sunday, May 27-Jorden Harmen

Saturday, June 2-Ben Trout Trio Saturday, June 9-Lazy Man Dub Band Saturday, June 16-Ben Trout Trio Saturday, June 23-Amanda Stathos Saturday, June 30-Ben Trout Trio

HOURS: DINNER:

SPRING HOURS Wed-Mon 5pm for dinner (closed Tues) SUMMER HOURS (begining 5/25) LUNCH IS BACK! Sat-Sun 11:30-2:30 Dinner Nightly at 5pm GastroPub Mon-Thurs at 5pm GastroPub Fri-Sun at 3pm

540.721.3028 • www.TheLandingSML.com

Reservations Recommended

Located At Bernard’s Landing Resort off Route 616 (Scruggs Rd) at Smith Mountain Lake

www.TheLandingSML.com

Visit Our Website To Meet The Chef, Browse Our Complete Menus, and Preview Upcoming Events At The Landing!

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Only SML Mexican Restaurant Entirely on the Water!

Combo Dinners:

Buy 1 Get 2nd at 50% Off (expires 6/30/12)

Lunch Specials Every Day Weekend Events including Live Music. Call or visit Facebook for details.

Wednesday Night Drink Specials Free Wi-Fi

540-719-0012 2033 Morewood Rd.

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DOCK DINE With the sun shining and warmer weather upon us, most Lakers are eager to be on the water as much as possible. Fortunately, the Smith Mountain Lake community offers one of the best ways to extend an on-the-water experience with a variety of boaterfriendly waterfront dining locations.

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ayRoc Marina owner Kristina Mize said customers who visit the marina’s café enjoy the convenience of a dock-and-dine eatery and indulging in food favorites. “People let loose in the summertime when it’s warm and sunny,” said Mize. “They enjoy docking to have food that’s a treat and that they might deprive themselves of the rest of the year – barbecue, burgers, cheese steaks. Summer is certainly our busy season.” Bridgewater Plaza, one of the most popular destinations for boaters at SML, offers six eateries in addition to entertainment spots and retail stores. Candice Padgett, general manager of Mango’s Bar and Grill, which hosts crowds for live music all season long, said the most common comment she hears from customers is that boating

to waterfront restaurants is a tradition. “When the good weather hits, families get on a boat and go for a ride,” said Padgett. “Since they’re already on the water, it’s convenient for them [to come to Bridgewater Plaza]. Being out on the boat and being able to stop somewhere when they get hungry, then get right back out and spend the [rest of the] day boating is what most families enjoy doing.” As waterfront dining at Smith Mountain Lake grows in popularity, so do the number of restaurants. We’ve captured highlights of four new on-thewater eateries you’ll want to add to your list of stops this summer. For a complete list of places where you can dock and dine, including contact information, in-season hours and a map to help you navigate your way, turn to pages 82-83.

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TRY THIS Crab Cakes Jumbo crab cakes filled with lump crab and served with citrus mustard sauce and choice of two sides for $17.99.

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JAKE’S PLACE AT THE HARBOUR Featuring a Caribbean-themed atmosphere and menu, Jake’s is a spacious restaurant offering indoor seating as well as an overthe-water deck for outdoor dining under colorful umbrellas. General Manager Michael Gordon said Jake’s Place, which opened in January, has a little something for everyone. “We offer Caribbean-style menu items such as the Mango Mahi-Mahi, Coconut Shrimp and the Cuban sandwich. Our Jake’s burger is great, and the steak lover will want our 10-ounce ribeye or 8-ounce sirloin. Both are meltin-your-mouth,” said Gordon, whose family also operates The Blackwater Café, an upscale, offwater restaurant on Scruggs Road. At Jake’s, patrons can take in lake views from several vantage points, including the covered porch, deck and main dining room. The extensive bar features four big screen TVs, and Gordon said events and live music are scheduled throughout the summer. Docking is available for boats and personal watercraft. Jake’s opens at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner seven days a week.


FAR LEFT A tropical drink complements Jake’s signature crabcakes NEAR LEFT The bar area includes four large TVs and ample seating. BELOW From top, the dining room at Jake’s Place is spacious and features a view of the lake; chef Jay Ouellette and general manager Michael Gordon

JOE’S ITALIAN REST. & PIZZERIA

Chicken Seafood Steak Appetizers Pasta

Pizza Calzones Strombolis Hot & Cold Subs Buffet

Take out and dine in LAKE PLAZA · 130 SCRUGGS RD · 540-721-2422 Sunday Only: Breakfast Buffet and Menu: 8:30am-2:00pm Lunch Buffet and Menu: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-2:00pm Dinner Buffet and Menu: Tuesday-Sunday 5:00-till

Whether you’re looking for the freshest sushi, an extensive buffet of Chinese favorites or a little family fun at the hibachi grill, you’ll find it at one of our two convenient locations. Come visit today for the best Asian cuisine at Smith Mountain Lake.

Edo Grill & Sushi

Chinese Restaurant

Downtown Moneta (Mercantile St.)

Bridgewater Plaza (Rte. 122 at Hales Ford Bridge)

Daily Lunch Specials Sushi and Hibachi Grill Open 7 days - 11:30 am-9:30 pm

Daily Lunch Buffet Menu includes Chinese dishes, sushi and hibachi Open 7 days - 11:30 am-9:30 pm

540.297.6888

540.721.8839

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ABOVE From top, the deck at Los Machados Mexican Grill and Cantina at Indian Pointe Marina offers lake views and respite from sun under large umbrellas; the new restaurant also includes an indoor bar. OPPOSITE PAGE From top, brothers Walter, Carlos and Arturo Machados operate Los Machados; the Molcajete Mixto is presented in a bowl made of lava rock.

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Indian Pointe Marina kicked off the season with the opening of Los Machados Mexican Grill & Cantina in March. Owned and managed by three brothers – Walter Machados, Carlos Machados and chef Arturo Machados – the enterprise is modeled after Walter’s first restaurant establishment, El Tapatio, in Delaware. “I opened up my own place about 15 years ago. The recipes I use are passed down through generations of family members,” said Walter Machados. “The menu at Los Machados will be very similar [with] more original Mexican food than what most Mexican restaurants are serving.” The remodeled facility, which formerly housed Vieira’s Restaurant, will offer menu specials throughout the summer. Los Machados also has a full bar and outdoor waterfront seating. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


a passion to serve!

TRY THIS Molcajete Grilled beef, chicken and chorizo served in a choice of red or green sauce topped with cheese and green chilies. The specialty is served with rice, beans and a Mexican salad for $15.50.

LAKE INN MOTEL

Experience something fresh at SML. Jonathan’s fabulous menu includes a combination of unique American and Asian inspired dishes including Steaks, Shrimp and Grits, S.M.L macaroni and Cheese, Pasta, and Seafood, plus the freshest collection of Chinese favorites you can find. Special lunch buffet Mon–Fri 11:30-2:30; brunch buffet every sunday 11–3; half price burger special every Tuesday night from 5–9. Check out our weekly specials.

Smith Mountain Lake

45 Enterprise Lane, Hardy, VA 24101 540-721-3383 - 888-466-LAKE (5253)

www.lakeinnmotel.com

* Free Wireless High Speed Internet * Pets allowed in Designated Rooms -Extra charge * Located at Westlake Corner Rt. 122 & Rt. 616 * Centrally Located to Restaurants, Shops, Grocery, Minigolf, Children’s Activities, Golf Courses, Real Estate and Marinas * Free Continental Breakfast

50 First Watch Drive #101 • Moneta, VA 540.719.1212 • jonathansatsml.com

* Fisherman Friendly, Spacious Parking Lot * HBO, Coffee Makers, Telephones, Hair Dryers, Refrigerators and Microwaves in all rooms

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ABOVE From top, docking is convenient at Crystal Shores Marina for patrons who dine at Waller’s; owner Waller Perrow says the vibe at the restaurant is enhanced by live music five nights a week in season. RIGHT From top, indoor seating options at Waller’s include a mix of high-top tables and casual couches; the tuna tacos are a favorite menu item at the eatery.

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WALLER’S Taking its cue from the kick-yourheels-up feel of summertime at Smith Mountain Lake, Waller’s has strived to offer a carefree vibe to diners since its opening on Memorial Day weekend 2011. Owner Waller Perrow said good food, low prices and a consistent entertainment schedule is the recipe that has worked successfully for the establishment, located at Crystal Shores Marina. “I think everybody has had a blast here. It’s been a lot of fun,” said Perrow. “We have a pretty vast menu that features seafood, Boars Head meats and the one-pound Monster Burger. We do live music five nights a week in season and feature big-band music on Friday and Saturday nights.” New for this year, Perrow said, are “Walleritaville” open-mic nights and live acoustic music during the day. Wallers is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to midnight Wednesday through Sunday.

TRY THIS Tuna Tacos Two grilled Ahi tuna tacos built to order with lettuce, salsa and wasabi drizzle for $14.


Come by and see why The Blackwater Cafe will soon become your favorite dining destination!

The Blackwater Café “Where Your Dining Experience is Our Priority”

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4730 Scruggs Rd. Moneta, VA 24121 • 540-721-4333 www.theblackwatercafe.com

website for more information and our calender of events.

SML’s Newest Waterfront Dining Destination!

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Come enjoy a taste of the islands! 1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta, VA www.jakesplacesml.com • 540-297-4732

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TRY THIS Beef Barbecue Plate Beef brisket barbecue with two sides for $12.99.

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MITCHELL’S RESTAURANT Located on Craddock Creek, Mitchell’s Restaurant at Mitchell’s Point Marina opened in April in the spot that was formerly Marina Cafe. The eatery features a large outdoor patio, a tiki bar for serving beer and wine and a stage ready for live music. Owner Scott Heath said he and wife Hannah have experience in restaurant management and thought the timing was right to establish their own place at Mitchell’s Point. Heath said one of the great things about the restaurant’s location – away from heavy boat traffic – is that regular customers tend to form their own community. He also noted the quick service is a bonus for boaters. “Our menu offers pizza, wings, chicken and steak dinners, subs, hamburgers, hot dogs and other types of American grill meals.

It’s not as hectic as other marina places so it provides more of a peaceful place to go,” said Heath.


MEXICO VIEJO

r i n a a M e s r o H y z a r C at SPECIALS ON WEDNESDAY Lunch/Dinner: Mon-Thu 11 am-10 pm Fri-Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-9 pm

THE BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT ON THE WATER AT SML! LOCATED NEAR B10

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Dinner for 2 Choose from 1-16 Combo Dinners 99 $ only

540.719.1000

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2012 GUIDE TO SML’S WATERFRONT RESTAURANTS For more info on dining options at Smith Mountain Lake, grab a copy of the 2012 Laker Map or Laker Out & About, a guide to dining, shopping and recreation. Both are available for free in Laker Magazine racks around the region and at the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza.

Address

Phone Website

Channel Marker

Map ID (Pages 94-95)

Price Range*

In-season hours

Restaurant Name

* Price range key: $ = Basic items such as burgers and sandwiches; $$ = More extensive fare; $$$ = Gourmet dining

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Bay Roc Marina Café

8360 Hardy Road, Hardy

540-890-2194 bayroc-marina.com

R87

B4

$

Daily, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dinner until 9 p.m. some Saturdays

2

Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi

16440 B.T. Washington Hwy. #203, Moneta

540-721-8839 bridgewaterplaza.com

R28

C8

$-$$

Daily 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

3

Ice Cream Cottage

16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #3, Moneta

540-721-1305 bridgewaterplaza.com

R28

C8

$

Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

4

Jake’s Place at The Harbour

1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta

540-297-4732 jakesplacesml.com

R28

C8

$-$$

Opens at 4 p.m. Thurs-Mon

5

King’s Point Pub

15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-7347

C2

F11

$-$$

Opens at 3 p.m. Wed-Sun

6

The Lake House Beanery

16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #4, Moneta

540-719-9100 bridgewaterplaza.com

R28

C8

$

Mon-Thurs, Sun 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri-Sat, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

7

The Landing Restaurant/ Bruno’s GastroPub

773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com

R11

F10

$$-$$$

Pub and restaurant open daily at 5 p.m.; Starting May 28: Lunch Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

8

Los Machados

2031 Morewood Road, Hardy

540-719-0012

R37

D7

$-$$

Tues-Sun 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

9

Lumpkin’s Snack Bar & Grill

19 Lumpkin’s Drive, Penhook

434-927-5150

B1

H11

$

Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.2-p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Mango’s Bar & Grill

16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #20, Moneta

540-721-1632 mangosbarandgrill.com

R28

C8

$-$$

Hours vary; check website

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Mexico Viejo

404 Crazy Horse Drive, Moneta

540-719-1000

B11

F9

$-$$

Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Starting in June, breakfast Fri-Sat 7-11 a.m.

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Mitchell’s Restaurant

3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

540-297-4829 mitchellspoint.com

C3

F12

$-$$

Sun-Thurs 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

13

Moosie’s Restaurant

16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #16, Moneta

540-721-5255 bridgewaterplaza.com

R28

C8

$-$$

Daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

14

Penhook Boat Dock

1300 Jefferson Dock Road, 540-576-2868 Penhook penhookboatdock.com

BR3

H10

$

Daily, weather permitting

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Pizza Pub

16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #10, Moneta

540-721-1234 bridgewaterplaza.com

R28

C8

$-$$

Weekdays 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

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Portside Grill & Bar

3619 Airport Road, Moneta

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

R21

E10

$

Opens at 11 a.m. Sat-Sun

17

Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge

300 County Road 980, Penhook

434-927-5100 petcarp.com

R6

G11

$

Mon 12-9 p.m.; Tues-Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina

3619 Airport Road, Moneta

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

R21

E10

$$

Lunch Mon-Fri at noon, Sat at 11:30 a.m. and Sun at 2 p.m.; Dinner Mon-Sat at 7:30 p.m. Each cruise is two hours. Reservations required.

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Waller’s

1617 Crystal Shores Dr., Moneta

540-297-0055 holleratwaller.com

R27

C9

$$

Fri-Sat 4 p.m.-midnight

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LAURENCE JUBER CONCERT | The Grammy winner and former lead guitarist in Paul McCartney’s band Wings will perform at 7 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta. Cost is $20, SMAC members $17. 540.719.0686, smithmountainartscouncil.com

MOVIE CELEBRATION | Be a part of the TV premiere of “Lake Effects” with the film’s producer and crew at Jake’s Place, 7-11 p.m. lakeeffectsthemovie.com

MAY 4 JEWELRY SHOW | The work of Mia Katrin at The Little Gallery, Bridgewater Plaza. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com LEW TAYLOR | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. LIVE MUSIC | At Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. MAY 5 LAKE CLEANUP DAY | 25th Annual Take Pride in SML Cleanup Day. Help spruce up the lake and shoreline for the coming summer season. 540.721.1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com SML TRIATHLON | 9 a.m. at SML State Park. 540.297.5998 setupevents.com DRAGONFLY | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. AMANDA STATHOS | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. CREEKSYDE | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

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LIVE MUSIC | At Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. BACK OF THE BIG HOUSE | Learn how architecture on a plantation represented social relationships at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. Free. 2 p.m. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa

MAY 10 YPSML | Young Professionals of SML will meet at Mango’s Bar & Grill for fun and networking. 6:30 p.m. ypsml.com

MAY 11 ROSS FLORA | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. THE STEVE FREEMAN BAND | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

MAY 12 MOTHER’S DAY TEA PARTY | Tea party and hat contest at SML State Park. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 540.297.6066, dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/smi.shtml SUNSET SATURDAY | May 12, 19, 26 | Acoustic music, family activities and wine tasting at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 7-10 p.m. $10 fee includes souvenir wine glass. Children admitted free. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com

OUT OF SPITE | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. BEN TROUT TRIO | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. THE ALMOST BROTHERS WITH LAUREN SMYK | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

MAY 13 MOTHER’S DAY CRUISE | Cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare. Moms receive a $5 discount. 2-4 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com MOTHER’S DAY PROGRAM | Motherdaughter tea and program. Learn about the tradition of tea time at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. Free. 3 p.m. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa

MAY 14 SML INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT | Fundraiser for the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. 9:30 a.m. at The Waterfront Country Club, Moneta. 540.721.1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com

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GOOD TIMES AT MARGARITAVILLE May 18-19 | Sing-along of Jimmy Buffett and Beach Boys music led by the New Crusty Minstrels to benefit SML Good Neighbors. 7 p.m. at the SML YMCA at LakeWatch Plantation. Tropical attire suggested. Bring your own food and drinks or purchase a freshlygrilled cheeseburger from Hot Shots. Purchase tickets for $15 each at the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza. 540.297.1199, 540.721.7222

M U S I C The following SML establishments schedule live music throughout the summer. It’s best to call in advance or check their web sites to confirm show dates and times.

BAY ROC MARINA CAFE 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy | 540.890.2194 | bayroc-marina.com

MAY 17 QUINTESSENCE | Live jazz music at The Blackwater Cafe. 6-9 p.m.

MAY 18

THE MARK MILLER BAND | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

MAY 26

TOM MAYNARD MEMORIAL POKER RUN | May 18-19 | Charity event organized by SML Boating Association. 540.588.0616, smlba.com

PHOTO CONTEST AND SHOW | May 26-28 | Free event at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Moneta. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. smithmountainartscouncil.com

LIVE MUSIC | At Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC | At Waller’s. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: Casey Woods; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: The Ruckus

SURRENDER | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

SOUTHPAW | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

MAY 19

LIVE MUSIC | At The Landing, 7:30 p.m.

RICK RIZZI | Live music at Waller’s. 12-4 p.m. SIDE SHOW | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. BEN TROUT TRIO | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. PAINTING DEMONSTRATION | Donna Coleman, 1-3 p.m. at The Little Gallery, Bridgewater Plaza. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com

MAY 20 LIVE MUSIC | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

MAY 25 LEW TAYLOR | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

MUSIC IN THE PARK | Live music at SML State Park. 8-10 p.m. 540.297.6066 LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND | May 26-27 | Multiple events at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa

MAY 27 LIVE MUSIC | At Waller’s. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: Lew Taylor; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: Odd Man Out SOUTHPAW | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. JAMIEL ALLEN | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m.

MAY 28 RICK RIZZI | Live music at Waller’s. 1-5 p.m.

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BRUNO’S GASTRO PUB/ THE LANDING RESTAURANT 773 Ashmeade Rd., Moneta | 540.721.3028 | thelandingsml.com

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J U N E JUNE 1 LAKESIDE SINGERS CONCERT | June 1-2 | Choir performance at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta. Friday, 7 p.m. and Saturday, 2 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance ($8) at SML Visitor Center, Bridgewater Plaza, or at the door ($9). 540.721.8425, smithmountainartscouncil.com SURRENDER DOROTHY | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. ART SHOW | June 1-30 | Work by L. Diane Johnson, Charles Nivens and Connie Logan at The Little Gallery, Bridgewater Plaza. Demos each Saturday, 1-3 p.m. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com THE ROCKERFELLERS | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

JUNE 2 LIVING HISTORY WEEKENDS | June 2- 3, 9-10 | Various events at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa LIVE MUSIC | At Waller’s. 1-5 p.m.: BLT Live; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: Surrender Dorothy POLYCHROME | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

and wine tasting at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 7-10 p.m. $10 fee includes souvenir wine glass. Children admitted free. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com

JUNE 3 TERRY DAY | Live music at Waller’s. 1-5 p.m.

JUNE 6 WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare while a ranger from SML State Park discusses wildlife at the lake. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com ART EXHIBIT | June 6-July 14 | Presented by the Smith Mountain Arts Council at the Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford. smithmountainartscouncil.com

JUNE 8 SURRENDER DOROTHY | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. DRAGONFLY | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

JUNE 9 ART SHOW | “Visions of SML” juried art show, refreshments and special drawing at The Little Gallery, Bridgewater Plaza. Free. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com

BEN TROUT TRIO | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC | At Waller’s. 1-5 p.m.: Cheryl Lunsford; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: Steve Freeman Band

SUNSET SATURDAY | June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 |Acoustic music, family activities

DRAGONFLY | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

AFTER FIVE JIVE JUNE 7 | Live music by Project 4 Band at Westlake Towne Center to benefit United Way of Franklin County. Gates open at 5 p.m. with music scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30. Adults $5. Kids 10 and under admitted free. Food and drinks available for purchase. Children’s play area available. Valid ID required for 21 and older. Also July 5 (Super Hold Band), Aug. 2 (The Catalinas) and Sept. 6 (Mark Roberts and Breeze). 540.721.5288, after5jive.com

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J U N E JUNE 9 LAZY MAN DUB BAND | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT | 9 a.m.-noon at SML State Park. Free for kids up to age 14. Pre-registration 8-8:45 a.m. 540.297.6066, dcr.virginia.gov/state_ parks/smi.shtml

JUNE 10 BUGS IN THE ELEVATOR | Live music at Waller’s. 1-5 p.m.

JUNE 14 BLUES FESTIVAL AND TALENT COMPETITION | Performances and competition at the Sedalia Center, Big Island. 434.299.5080, sedaliacenter.org

JUNE 15 7 MILE FORD | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. THE MARK MILLER BAND | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. WINERY OPEN HOUSE | June 15-17 | Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m., 540.586.3707, peaksofotterwinery.com

JUNE 16 JUNETEENTH | Family event featuring gospel music, tours and food vendors at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. 540.721.2094, nps. gov/bowa LIVE MUSIC | At Waller’s. 1-5 p.m.: Paul Gold; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: Creeksyde

7 MILE FORD | Live Music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

SOUTHPAW | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

POTTERY DEMO | By artist Steve Mitchell, AMANDA STATHOS | Live music at The 1-3 p.m. at The Little Gallery, Bridgewater Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. Plaza. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SHOW | BEN TROUT TRIO | Live music at The Local antique and classic boat owners Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. display their vessels and are available to talk about them, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Parrot Cove Boat Rentals, Bridgewater Plaza. JUNE 17 Free. 540.297.9202, woodenboats.net FATHER’S DAY FISHING CANOE TRIP | guided trip along the shores of SML State Park. Space is limited; pre-register at the JUNE 24 Visitor’s Center. 8:45 a.m.-noon. 540.297.6066, CHERYL LUNSFORD| Live music at dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/smi.shtml Waller’s. 1-5 p.m. FATHER’S DAY CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare. Dads receive a $5 discount. 2-4 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com

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JUNE 26 WALSH MEMORIAL BELL CHOIR | Performance at Trinity Ecumenical Parish. Moneta. 540.721.7222, smithmountainartscouncil.com

LIVE JAZZ | At The Blackwater Cafe. 6-9 p.m.

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FUZZY LOGIC | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

ODD MAN OUT | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. SOUTHPAW | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

JUNE 23

THE ALMOST BROTHERS WITH LAUREN SMYK | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.1 a.m.

JUNE 30 TERRY DAY | Live music at Waller’s. 1-5 p.m.

POTTERY DEMO | By artist Chris Lively, FUZZY LOGIC | Live music at Mango’s Bar 1-3 p.m. at The Little Gallery, Bridgewater Plaza. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. LIVE MUSIC | At Waller’s. 1-5 p.m.: Casey Woods; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.: The Ruckus

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MONETA FIRE-WORX FEST | Independence celebration with live music by The Worx band, food, adult beverage garden, kids’ activities and fireworks. Music 6-10 p.m. followed by fireworks. Cost is $5 for adults with kids 10 and under free. Proceeds benefit Moneta Volunteer Fire Department. downtownmoneta.com

AFTER FIVE JIVE | Live music by Super Hold Band at Westlake Towne Center to benefit United Way of Franklin County. Gates open at 5 p.m. with music scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30. Adults $5. Kids 10 and under admitted free. Valid ID required for 21 and older. 540.721.5288, after5jive.com

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OUT OF SPITE | July 6-7 | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare while a ranger from SML State Park discusses wildlife at the lake.Noon-2 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com FIREWORKS CRUISE | View fireworks and enjoy a barbeque dinner aboard the Virginia Dare. 8-11 p.m. Reservations required. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com WINERY OPEN HOUSE | Celebrate July Fourth at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. 540.586.3707, peaksofotterwinery.com INDEPENDENCE ACITIVITIES | Family fun, including a sand-castle building contest, will take place at SML State Park, Huddleston. 540.297.6066, dcr. virginia.gov/state_parks/smi.shtml

JULY 6

THE MARK MILLER BAND | Live music at Waller’s. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

JULY 7 SUNSET SATURDAY | July 7, 21, 28 | Acoustic music, family activities and wine tasting at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 7-10 p.m. $10 fee includes souvenir wine glass. Children admitted free. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com

JULY 14 HORSE AND HOUND WINE FESTIVAL | Enjoy wines from nine Virginia wineries along with live music and arts, crafts and food vendors. Events throughout the day incorporate horses and dogs. Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 540.586.3707, peaksofotterwinery.com

JULY 19 LIVE JAZZ | At The Blackwater Cafe. 6-9 p.m.

WHEN l July 4 (July 5 rain date) WHERE l Parkway Marina WHAT l A family-oriented holiday tradition featuring food vendors, live music by The Worx, rides for the kids and displays of fire, rescue and military equipment. Gates open at 3 p.m. Fireworks launch at 10 p.m. No coolers, alcohol or pets permitted. COST | Admission is free, but the event is a fundraiser for Saunders Volunteer Fire Company and donations will be accepted. A $10 per-car parking fee applies. IF YOU GO BY BOAT l The SML Water Safety Council has declared the primary viewing area a no-wake zone for the evening. For a detailed map of the no-wake zone, turn to the map on pages 94-95 or consult the SML Visitor Info Map available for free in Laker Magazine racks around the region. On the water, zone boundaries will be indicated by SML Sail and Power Squadron boats displaying flashing yellow lights. WANT MORE INFO? l Pick up a copy of the June 29 Laker Weekly or read it online at smithmountainlake. com. Additional information is also available at smlfireworks.com or by calling Parkway Marina at 540.297.4412.

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