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Contents Smith Mountain Laker Magazine | January/February 2012

ON THE COVER Catriona Tudor Erler, the author of nine books on gardening, shot this photo of Smith Mountain in March 2009 near her home on Witcher Creek. In her column beginning on Page 27, Erler offers book suggestions to help while away the winter days (and plan for the upcoming growing season at Smith Mountain Lake).

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Best of SML Awards From businesses to restaurants to lifestyle happenings around Smith Mountain Lake, readers let their voices be heard in voting for the Laker’s 11th Annual Best of SML Awards for 2012. Turn to page 39 to check out all the winners!

Wedding Guide For many brides and grooms, ensuring family and friends have a fabulous wedding weekend experience is a big priority, which is one reason couples from across the country are choosing Smith Mountain Lake as their dream destination. Photo by Christi Austin Photography.

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Contents Smith Mountain Laker Magazine | January/February 2012

DEPARTMENTS 10

Editor’s Note

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Take the Laker With You

Shorelines

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66 THINK HOME & GARDEN SPRING! GUIDE Turn to Page 14 for information on how SMLarea businesses can participate in our free Home & Garden Guide, which will publish in the March/April issue.

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Lake Homes • The Blackwater home of Gil and Anne McGeorge combines southern charm with western flair

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Lake & Garden • Need a good book? Columnist Catriona Tudor Erler has a few recommendations

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Profile • Laker Bruce Stritesky has found success on the gridiron as an official in the National Football League

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Best of SML Awards • Reader favorites are revealed for 2012!

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Wedding Guide • Profiles on three couples who chose SML as their dream wedding destination, plus our annual vendor guide

Savor 61

Restaurants • Find a twist on traditional Mexican fare at Cancun Mexican Restaurant

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Spirits • Lake-area establishments offer drinks to warm you from the inside out

Special Section 73

Lodging Guide • Your complete resource for accommodation options at SML

Social Seen 80

Out & About • Snapshots from holiday events around the lake

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Calendar • January and February events

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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 lake region We offer even more ways to love the lake! smithmountainlake.com • SML Map • Laker Weekly • facebook.com/LakerMagazine SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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were married nearly 17 years ago on a picture-perfect summer day at Smith Mountain Lake. Like many brides and grooms, Chris and I chose SML for its natural beauty and proximity to family and friends. For many of our out-oftown guests, the weekend doubled as a mini vacation with time spent boating, fishing and relaxing on the dock. In recent years, the concept of a destination wedding has grown tremendously and SML has become a hotspot for couples looking to take advantage of all the lake area has to offer. In our 2012 Wedding Guide, which starts on Page 46, we profile several out-of-town couples (including one bride and groom living on opposite coasts) who chose to tie the knot at Smith Mountain Lake. The guide also includes a handy list of area businesses to help couples find everything they need for the big day. Speaking of big, this issue also features the winners of our 2012 Best of SML Awards (Page 39). Readers voted in record numbers for the 11th annual awards, which highlight the best of business, food and drink and lifestyle happenings at the lake. Thank you to all who voted and congratulations to the winners. Other can’t-miss features in this issue include a profile on Laker Bruce Stritesky who spends many Sundays not on the water, but on the football field as an NFL official; Spirits columnist Gordon Kendall’s ideas for libations to warm you from the inside out; and our annual Lodging Guide to help you plan your next trip to SML. The Laker staff is busy planning for the March/April magazine, our annual Home & Garden issue. If you have story ideas or are interested in advertising, please contact us prior to Jan. 27.

Andie Gibson, Editor

Published by Laker Media 272 Westlake Road, Suite 1, Hardy, VA 24101 Phone: 540.721.4675 • Fax: 540.721.4627 smithmountainlake.com

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Editor Creative Director Photographer Graphic Designer Sales Manager

Andie Gibson Matt Brown Huong Fralin Janette Saviano Mark Mast

Sales Executive Tim Dye Sales Executive Trish Kessler Support Specialist Susan Payne

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

Photographers Jennifer Chaconas Catriona Tudor Erler Micah Gaudio Pete Luce Frances Pratt Ted Pratt • Rick Ries

CONTACT INFORMATION Advertising 540.721.4675, ext. 409 tim@smithmountainlaker.com Editorial 540.721.4675, ext. 402 editor@smithmountainlaker.com

Smith Mountain Lake

is located in Southwest Virginia among the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains. Created in the 1960s to produce hydro-electric power, the lake features 20,600 acres of water and 500 miles of shoreline. Request additional information from the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce at visitsmithmountainlake.com. 10 January • February 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

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MARCH/APRIL 2012 DEADLINES Home & Garden Issue Smith Mountain Lake

Advertising scheduling and materials Jan. 27 Calendar submissions Feb. 1 ©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.


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18 ... When your child reaches this age, his or her Coverdell education savings account is not permitted to accept new contributions. 18 ... Beginning at this age, you must pay social security taxes for any of your children that you employ in an unincorporated business. 19 ... Is your child a full-time student? Unless you answer “yes,” you could lose the dependency deduction once your child reaches this age.

24 ... Upon reaching this age, none of your child’s investment income will be taxed at your rate under the “kiddie tax” rules.

30 ... By this age any amount remaining in your child’s Coverdell education savings account must be distributed or rolled over to an education savings account for another qualifying family member.

59½ .. You may start withdrawing money from your IRA, 401(k), and other retirement plans without penalty.

65 ... Beginning at this age, you generally qualify for a higher standard deduction. 65 ... Also at this age, low-income seniors may qualify for a special tax credit. 70½ .. You must start withdrawing at least the minimum amount from your IRA each year, or you face a stiff penalty. (This requirement doesn’t apply to Roth IRAs.

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travels | TAKE THE LAKER WITH YOU

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Kirby Mills shows off a copy of the Laker sent to him in a care package by his parents, Dianne and Fred Mills of Moneta. Kirby Mills was deployed for seven months to Sangin, Afghanistan, with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he served as an advisor to the Afghan National Army. He is awaiting orders to Virginia for his next duty assignment.

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While traveling in June 2011 through central Spain, a group from Martinsville High School stopped to enjoy Don Quixote’s Windmills of La Mancha in Consuegra. Pictured with their copy of the Laker are, from left, Diane Richardson, Lisa Marie Murray, Sarah Draper, Molly Anderson, Tommy O’Neil, Bethany O’Neil, Virginia Crabtree and Mark Crabtree.

Caroline and Ty Young of Warrenton and Huddleston cruised along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in August 2011. The couple made stops in Barcelona, Tunis, Rome and Florence, Spain, as well as the independent state of Monaco where they posed for this photo in front of the harbor in Monte Carlo.

Last July, Andy Burford of Moneta shared the Laker with the boss at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. Burford was there to visit family, including his son, SMSgt. Andrew S. Morgan, Superintendent for Detachment 460, a small unit at Eielson Air Force Base that maintains seismic and atmospheric monitoring equipment throughout Alaska.

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!

Canada

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Cindy and Lars Okeson traveled to Canada in September 2011 where they posed for this picture in Cavendish on Prince Edward Island. In the background is the farmhouse that author Lucy Maud Montgomery used as inspiration for her novel “Anne of Green Gables,” which was published in 1908 and later adapted for film, stage and TV.

Last November, Trevor and Garrett Knox of Chantilly took the Laker up Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii. The boys and their parents, David and Sandy Knox, who spend summers at Bernard’s Landing, posed for this sunset photo at an elevation of approximately 9,500 feet. While in Hawaii, the family also visited Waimea Canyon and Volcano National Park.

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A comprehensive list of Smith Mountain Lake professionals in the home and garden industry

LAKER HOME & GARDEN GUIDE PARTICIPATION FORM Smith Mountain Laker Magazine will publish its 2012 Home & Garden Guide in the upcoming March/April issue. If you are an SMLarea business that provides products or services in one of the categories listed, please submit the following information prior to Jan. 27, to receive a FREE listing. Business Name Contact Name Address/City Phone Website E-mail address (not published) Year Established Number of Employees 3 Business Specialties (Ex: Interior painting) E-mail complete info to editor@smithmountainlaker.com. 14 January • February 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

CATEGORIES: Architectural Design Services Attorneys/Title & Settlement Companies Banks/Mortgage Lenders Builders/Contractors Building Supplies Developers Dock & Deck Contractors Electrical Contractors Excavating & Earth Moving Contractors Exterminating Flooring Handyman Service Heating & Air Conditioning Home Inspection Insurance Interior Design/Furnishings Kitchen & Bath/Cabinets Landscaping/Lawn Maintenance Media/Home Security Moving/Storage Painting/Power Washing Plumbing Pools & Spas Remodeling Roofing Water Treatment/Well Drilling Windows & Doors Miscellaneous

The Home Guide listing is FREE. If you would like information on placing an ad to further showcase your business, please contact Tim Dye at 540.721.4675, ext. 409, Trish Kessler at ext. 410 or e-mail ads@smithmountainlaker.com.

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LEFT Homeowners Anne and Gil McGeorge dress the part for an islandthemed party at their home last September.

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ABOVE From left, the McGeorge home features a path of pavers to the front entrance; a Balinese house protector sits atop the entryway table.

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n summer weekends, a steady stream of boats can often be found cruising past the home of Gil and Anne McGeorge on the Blackwater River Channel. Granted, the reason is usually because the McGeorge residence is located next door to what is generally considered Smith Mountain Lake’s most famous house – the cottage used in the filming of the 1980’s movie “What About Bob?” However, what the curious boaters might not realize is that, while they’re busy snapping photos of the house made famous by Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss, they’re missing out on seeing a home with star power all its own. Like many couples, the McGeorges took their time finding the perfect retirement spot on Smith 18 January • February 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

Anne McGeorge

Mountain Lake. They had owned two smaller homes at the lake but were ready for something bigger and more permanent. For months, they spent weekends casually house hunting, but when one of them loved a home, the other didn’t. Then, in the spring of 2009, the McGeorges’ real estate agent showed them what they jokingly referred to as “The Ponderosa” – and it was love at first site for both. “We built one home and remodeled another, and we weren’t anxious to do that again,” said Anne McGeorge, noting that one attractive aspect of the home was it was in move-in ready condition. In addition, every room, except the bathrooms, faced the lake, which they found appealing. The home’s style is definitely western/mountain with a slightly rustic feel, but it is completely


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ABOVE From top, the master bedroom faces west and includes a seating area with a view of the lake; the rustic table and chairs in the main dining room contributes to the western character of the home.

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modern with new appliances, granite countertops and a sophisticated whole-house music system. The 3,500-square-foot main level includes a master suite; another 1,500 square feet upstairs features three guest bedrooms and two baths. Upon entering the home, one is greeted by a carved and painted Balinese house protector, complete with protruding fangs. “He supposedly protects the place and brings good luck,” said Anne, who bought the piece on the couple’s honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia. It sits in front of a stone wall in the entryway that is the back side of the fireplace in the den. “We call it the den because living room just seems too formal for us,” Anne said. With big windows opening up to a long view up the Blackwater, cozy fireplace, comfy furniture and a TV, the room is attractive and livable – a favorite place for the couple to spend time. Adjacent to the den is the dining room, which features an oversized Western-style table and chairs crafted from hefty logs that came with the house. The kitchen has plenty of space for cooking and socializing, due in part to a large island. The McGeorges remodeled the adjacent laundry room to double as a butler’s pantry by adding a utility sink, an extra dishwasher and additional granite countertops. “When having a large party, it’s great to whisk all the dirty dishes to this separate room, out of sight


LEFT A large stone fireplace and comfortable furniture make up the living room, which Anne McGeorge refers to as the den “because living room just seems too formal for us.”

of all who gather in the kitchen,” said Anne. “That’s an idea I got from [interior designer] Kris Willard.” A lake-facing eating area off the kitchen has a built-in dining set, which continues the log theme on a smaller scale. The McGeorges converted the former pantry into a temperature-controlled wine room to hold 1,000 bottles. “We’ve been small collectors of wine,” Gil said. A double office with two desks, each with lake view, suits Gil, a retired CFO of Roanoke’s Associated Asphalt, and Anne who is managing partner of healthcare for Grant Thornton, based in Charlotte. The largest room in the house, which Gil refers to as “the party room,” still seems cozy because of its grass-cloth-covered walls and plush furniture surrounding a large coffee table. It has a wet bar, an area for playing cards and a 63-inch TV used primarily for watching sporting events.

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ABOVE Clockwise from top, the party room is used for entertaining and includes a card-playing area, wet bar and TV for watching sporting events; lounge chairs line the dock, which the McGeorges consider an outdoor extension of their home; the kitchen is bright and spacious.

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“When we bought the home [in June 2009] from the second owners, it was decorated with woodsy dark green and coral colors. Kris [Willard] helped us lighten up the walls and window treatments to give it a more contemporary/artsy lake-house look,” said Anne. In the master suite, renovation included reconfiguring the entrance to the bathroom and closet, creating a long wall to position the couple’s bed opposite the lake windows. Another favorite area of the property is the dock, which the McGeorges use as an outdoor room. They converted the previous owners’ four-slip dock to have one boat slip and one slip with a lift for two personal watercraft. The other two slips were filled in with flooring to provide an additional sitting area. Gil has roots in the lake area: his father was from Bedford County, and his mother was one of 13 children in the Brooks family of Franklin County for whom Brooks Mill Road is named. Gil said he remembers seeing Hales Ford Bridge being built and wondering if the water would ever really fill up to be right below it. “Anne and I are both from Virginia,” he said. “She grew up in Norfolk and I was born and raised in Roanoke. We love the activities the lake offers and the many, many friends we’ve made here. We hope to always maintain a presence at Smith Mountain Lake.”


HOME JOURNAL Anne’s Favorite Room

The kitchen. “Everyone gathers here. People can be cooking and others can be sitting at the bar and not be in the way. I now realize that, in our other houses, we were always climbing over each other in the kitchen.”

Gil’s Top Spot

“When we have other people here, it’s probably the party room where we can watch movies or TV or have massive card games.”

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UPCOMING CHAMBER

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CONNECT SML Chamber member business referral meeting, 8-9:30 a.m. at the SML Association office, 400 Scruggs Rd., Suite 2100, Moneta.

ANDY PRATT

JAN. 19

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER A gala event for members and guests featuring dinner, entertainment and presentation of annual awards to Chamber member businesses, 6 p.m. at The Waterfront Country Club, Moneta. Advance tickets required. Call the Chamber for more details.

Now accepting vendor applications for the SML Business Expo on April 27 at Downtown Moneta. Call TODAY to reserve a booth for your business!

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CONNECT SML Chamber member business referral meeting, 8-9:30 a.m. at the SML Association office, 400 Scruggs Rd., Suite 2100, Moneta.

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TAX TIPS SEMINAR Westlake Library, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Chamber member networking event, 5-7 p.m. at Martinsville Dupont Credit Union in Rocky Mount.

FEB. 23 (Thursday)

BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS Chamber member networking event, 8-9:30 a.m. at Sam’s Club, 1455 Town Square Boulevard Roanoke.

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his is the time of year when gardeners at Smith Mountain Lake and beyond daydream and plan for the upcoming growing season.

It’s also the time when a comfortable chair next to a roaring fire and a good book that draws you in and engages your mind and spirit are welcome amenities.

Following are my recommendations for

excellent garden reference books to both educate and inspire as well as information on a garden trilogy written by Beverley Nichols, a master British wordsmith and humorist.

GREEN IS BEAUTIFUL SMALL GREEN ROOFS: LOW-TECH OPTIONS FOR GREENER LIVING

Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge, John Little, and Edmund C. Snodgrass. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 2011. 256 pp. Publisher’s price, paperback: $24.95.

Green or living roofs aren’t just for large, institutional buildings. As more people recognize the environmental benefits of living roofs, including water conservation, energy savings and storm water management, homeowners are creating them on a smaller scale. Whether for a small garden shed or the roof of your home or garage, Small Green Roofs is a valuable source book for information on the nuts and bolts of designing and planting a living roof, as well as an inspirational resource for ideas.

50 BEAUTIFUL DEER-RESISTANT PLANTS

Ruth Rogers Clausen, Photography by Alan L. Detrick. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 2011. 253 pp. Publisher’s price, paperback: $19.95.

What’s not to love about a book with this title, especially considering the proliferation of deer at SML? One of the best ways to come to a truce with garden dining deer is to choose plants they are less likely to eat. Here’s your reference material. A “quick look” feature for each of the 50 listed plants gives you the USDA hardiness zones, plant height and spread, and a ranking of its deer resistance. The cultural information and design tips are complemented by Alan Detrick’s excellent photography. Fill your garden with these plants and the deer will likely go elsewhere for lunch.

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CONTINUOUS CONTAINER GARDENS

Sara Begg Townsend and Roanne Robbins. Storey Publishing, North Adams, Massachusetts, 2010. 271 pp. Publisher’s price, paperback: $19.95.

It’s not difficult to create containers brimming with flowers in the summer. But what about one by the front door that arrests your interest in all seasons, including winter? For design ideas, plant recommendations, tips and inspiring photographs, turn to Continuous Container Gardens, a beautifully illustrated, informative book that will inspire you to extend the working season for the containers in your garden.

CONTAINER CONFIDENTIAL THE VEGETABLE GARDENER’S CONTAINER BIBLE

Edward C. Smith. Storey Publishing, North Adams, Massachusetts, 2011. 263 pp. Publisher’s price, paperback: $19.95.

You want a few homegrown, organic vegetables, but you don’t want to commit your life at the lake to hoeing, weeding, feeding and watering a vegetable patch (and then compete with deer for the harvest). The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible may be the answer. As the name suggests, this “Bible” answers any question you might have about growing vegetables in containers, and some you may not have thought of but are glad to know the answer. Useful topics covered in the book include succession planting in containers, winter protection to extend the growing season, ornamental herb and vegetable plant combinations, self watering and recommendations for specific hybrids that are well suited to contained growing conditions. Next summer, I expect to see lots of produce growing on docks!

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NATIVE INTELLIGENCE NATIVE TREES FOR NORTH AMERICAN LANDSCAPES

Guy Sternbert with Jim Wilson. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 2004. 552 pp. Publisher’s price, hardcover: $59.95.

To help become better acquainted with the wealth of native trees growing at Smith Mountain Lake, and to find suitable trees to grace your own landscape, seek out Native Trees for North American Landscapes, a beautifully illustrated volume that presents comprehensive descriptions of more than 650 tree genera and species as well as helpful cultivation information. The final pages feature a tree selection guide for conditions such as seasonally wet soils, dry soils, hot or cold climates, shade, as well as features including good autumn color, floral interest and berries. It’s a helpful reference you’ll return to repeatedly.

THE ALLWAYS TRILOGY: DOWN THE GARDEN PATH, A THATCHED ROOF, AND A VILLAGE IN A VALLEY Beverley Nichols. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 2005. 295 pp, 289 pp, and 292 pp. respectively. Publisher’s price, hardcover: $24.95 each.

Reading Beverly Nichols is like gliding along a smooth road through gentle, rolling scenery with a witty, articulate companion by your side. While his words appear to flow with an obvious natural grace and wit, in fact Nichols labored over everything he wrote, editing and honing the text to bring it to perfection. Readers are the happy beneficiaries of that toil. In the Allways trilogy, you’ll share the joys and triumphs he experienced creating a garden for his thatched country cottage in a village in Cambridgeshire, England. You’ll meet quirky villagers, and the bane of his life, Mrs. M. Describing one effort to avoid becoming engaged in a conversation with Mrs. M., Nichols writes, “I averted my eyes from her, and drew from my pocket a piece of paper on which I pretended to make notes. I did not wish to make notes, and actually I wrote only the word ‘William’ over and over again. But I wrote it very firmly, frowning as I did so, in the hope that Mrs. M. would go away.” Can we not all relate? 30 January • February 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER


DIRR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TREES AND SHRUBS

Michael Dirr. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon, 2011. 952 pp. Publisher’s price, hardcover: $79.95

Weighing in at 8 pounds, this comprehensive encyclopedia is the gold standard for reference books on trees, shrubs and other woody plants. A master plantsman who has worked in horticulture for almost 40 years and introduced more than 40 cultivars, Michael Dirr’s knowledge is first hand; you know you can trust what you read. Both the writing style and the information are compelling. More than 3,500 fullcolor photographs help for plant identification and recognition. This is an important and valuable book, truly Michael Dirr’s magnum opus, and well worth the price.

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IT’S FFICIAL STRITESKY LOVES LAKE LIVING Bruce Stritesky wears a lot of hats. There’s his US Airways pilot’s cap and his NFL official’s cap. But perhaps his favorite is whatever cap is handy when he takes his 26-foot Chaparral out on Smith Mountain Lake.

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“I like just looking at the water, having a cup of coffee. It’s so tranquil, especially in the mornings.” Bruce Stritesky

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“You get chill bumps on the back of your neck when the crowd gets into it,” he said. “Some of these stadiums get pretty loud, and it’s a lot of fun.” Beyond working his way to the top of the officiating profession, the soft-spoken Stritesky has certainly earned those tranquil mornings on the lake. While he may seem, and certainly considers himself, a fortunate man, like many so blessed, success didn’t find Stritesky: he actively pursued it. Just two weeks out of Northside High School, Stitesky cleared himself for take-off out of Roanoke, heading to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., to train as a pilot. He had been flying since he was 13 and fondly remembers heading out to Roanoke’s old Woodrum Field on Sundays after church to watch planes come and go. “I just knew that’s what I wanted to do, and it’s amazing what you can do if you want something,” he said with a laugh. In 1981, Stritesky accepted a job with Piedmont Airlines back home in Roanoke and soon teamed up with a fellow pilot to buy a townhome at The Waterfront, another goal achieved early. He married


LEFT Part-time lake resident Bruce Stritesky calls a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons in 2010. Stritesky has worked as an umpire in the National Football League for the past five seasons. RIGHT Stritesky relaxes at home in Roanoke with his wife of 19 years, Teresa.

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his longtime sweetheart at Halesford Baptist Church in Wirtz and, after he bought out his partner’s share of the townhome, he and Teresa would live at the lake for 10 years. When the couple adopted two children – Sawyer, now 16, and Jacob, 15 – in 1998, they moved back to Roanoke but kept their links to the lake, the boys growing up on the water much like their dad. These days, if he’s not towing his sons on inflatables, Stritesky has the boat anchored somewhere secluded, the family swimming and sunning. Stritesky has had some moments in the sun as an official, too, particularly in 2005 when he called the Gator Bowl in January, NFL Europe’s World Bowl in June and the Conference USA championship game in December. NFL officiating supervisors have chosen him to work four playoff games in his 5 years in the league.

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LEFT Stritesky keeps his eye on all parts of the field while working as an NFL official during a Chicago Bears game in 2011. BELOW As an umpire, Stritesky is responsible for placing it at the line of scrimmage prior to each play as well as enforcing penalties.

going to have a perfect game but that’s what you’re striving for. You want to get better each time you’re out there.” Meanwhile, NFL scouts were scouting Stritesky and his cohorts on Saturdays to see if they might be successful on Sundays. Stritesky was invited to work in NFL Europe in 2000 where he got to see a good part of the world. In 2006, he got the call to join the NFL ranks, where he now works as an umpire. Stritesky made the call to sell his first lakefront property in 2005, upgrading to a newer condo in the same community. Now he has another piece of land on the Bedford side of the lake where he hopes to build his retirement home. However, that’s still a ways off. Stritesky doesn’t have a retirement hat yet.

“I just knew that what I wanted to do, and it’s amazing what you can do if you want something.” Bruce Stritesky Stritesky first began looking for a way to reconnect with football in the late 1980s. He had played on the offensive line for legendary Northside coach Jim Hickam, and by 1988, Stritesky wanted back into the game in some capacity. He thought about coaching, but the demands of the job wouldn’t fit with his airline schedule. A friend suggested officiating and it turned out his parents knew Harry Bushkar, who headed up Virginia high school officials at the time. After a brief meeting with the veteran referee, Stritesky was officiating a scrimmage the following week. He soon had a steady schedule of recreational Pee Wee games, sometimes as many as six in a row on Saturdays. By 1990, Stritesky had his first high school varsity assignment and went on to become a fixture on Friday nights around the region. Another Roanoker, long-time official Dan Wooldridge, took notice and hired him to call college games in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. When Wooldridge moved up to supervise officials in the Big East Conference in 1996, Stritesky was hired there, too, reaching the top of amateur football. “I loved the challenge,” Stritesky said of officiating. “It’s kind of like golf. No matter what, you’re never 36 January • February 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER


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Halesford Harbour Inn 540.297.9000

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Capps Home Building Center 540.721.2276

The Blackwater Cafe 540.721.4333

The General Store 540.721.3009

BEST AUTO SERVICE

Westlake Automotive Service 540.721.0700

TNT Auto Body Repair & Service Center 540.483.4868

Tucks Tire & Auto Center 540.297.5155

Bridgewater Marina 540.721.1639

Mitchell's Point Marina 540.798.8434

(Tie) Webster Marine Center 540.297.5228 Bayside Marina & Yacht Club 540.721.3664

Turner’s Building, Inc. 540.576.2678

Michael Dillon Custom Docks 540.721.1699

Plyler Homes & Docks 540.721.8362

Interiors by Kris 540.721.5246

Designer Solutions 540.719.1266

Envisions 540.719.1500

Kris Willard, Interiors by Kris 540.721.5246

Miranda Shotwell, Designer Solutions 540.719.1266

Pat Cundiff, PAC Interiors 540.489.4399

D&P Landscaping 540.420.3728

Southern Landscape Group 434.821.6004

(Tie) Lakescapes Nursery 540.576.2781 Seven Oaks Landscaping 540.489.3715

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Bridgewater Sportswear 540.721.1040

Goodwill 540.719.1503

BBC Hair Studio of Westlake 540.719.2217

Westlake Salon and Spa 540.719.4247

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Westlake Salon & Spa 540.719.4247

Mimi Nails & Spa 540.719.3239

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Ginger's Jewelry 540.719.2274

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Smith Mountain Lake Animal Hospital. 540.297.9188

Bark Avenue Grooming 540.719.2591

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BEST CHEF: Bruno Silva, The Landing Restaurant

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Mark Crim The Blackwater Cafe 540.721.4333

Tony Hairston Tuscan Tavern 540.297.8900

The Blackwater Cafe 540.721.4333

The Landing Restaurant 540.721.3028

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Old Oak Café 540.719.3388

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Moosie’s Restaurant 540.721.5255

Old Oak Café 540.719.3388

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Joe’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant 540.721.2422

Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi 540.721.8839

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Perfect Blends 540.488.2836

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Mango's Bar & Grill 540.721.1632

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The Waterfront Country Club 540.721.2397

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ewlyweds Ashley and Jeff Volpenhein may cheer for rival baseball teams, but it didn’t take long for the couple to become fans of each other. “We met at a restaurant bar in Charlotte where we were each out with a friend and sat at adjacent tables,” Ashley Volpenhein said. “We kept making eye contact, and then began talking about the Red Sox-Yankees game that was on at the time. He was cheering for the Yankees and I am a big Red Sox fan, so I had to comment.” The Kansas natives, who both migrated to Charlotte for jobs after college, had already scouted Smith Mountain Lake as a potential wedding site before they even became engaged. “I grew up coming to SML with my family, and it was the first place Jeff and I traveled to together when we started dating,” Ashley said. “He immediately loved the lake, too, and we would try to visit as often as possible. I always said, ‘How awesome would it be to get married here?’” During their visits, the couple would often boat past The Water’s Edge Country Club, taking in the sight of lush fairways and golfers on the signature No. 7 island green.

“Jeff loves golf. We both love all that SML has to offer, and when we heard about the renovated chapel on the golf course, we knew that was our dream place to get married,” said Ashley. Last August, just more than 200 wedding guests traveled to SML to share the couple’s big day. “We wanted to maintain a simple and classy style for our wedding,” Ashley said. “The Water’s Edge clubhouse was a perfect place for the reception. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful sunset over the 18th green and dancing the night away. Jeff and I left the reception by boat and spent our first night at the LoveStone Inn.” Smith Mountain Lake definitely made an impression on the wedding attendees, Ashley said. With the help of resources provided by the couple, guests were able to enjoy the lake’s many amenities. “We made a guest booklet suggesting local attractions and restaurants to try in the area,” Ashley said. “We provided a map of the area and directions to key venues within a gift bag to help with the logistics, though we supplied the transportation to and from The Water’s Edge for the wedding and reception so that guests would not have to drive unfamiliar roads at night.”


The Kansas natives, who both migrated to Charlotte for jobs after college, had already scouted Smith Mountain Lake as a potential wedding site before they even became engaged.

LEFT Ashley and Jeff Volpenhein depart the chapel at The Water’s Edge Country Club following their nuptials in August 2011. ABOVE Bride Ashley Volpenhein

JEN + CHRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

RIGHT A flower girl awaits the start of the Volpenhein’s wedding ceremony.

On the big day, the bride said everything worked out perfectly. “It was such a fun weekend for everyone. We still have guests telling us how it was the best wedding weekend ever. We would definitely recommend a destination wedding at SML,” she said.

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Photography by Christi Austin Photography part-time job at a Washington, D.C.area Target store turned out to be the beginning of something special for Ashley and Michael LaPorte. “Michael was training me for the job,” Ashley said. “We hit it off right away and started dating three days later. We’ve been together ever since. It was love at first sight.” Though Ashley’s family moved to Alabama shortly after the couple began dating, the two reunited in Virginia, continuing their relationship while Ashley was a student at Radford University. Both are fond of the water, frequenting North Carolina’s Outer Banks with his family during their courtship. However, a single visit to Smith Mountain Lake was all it took for the couple to become smitten with a different water destination. “We had been to SML once with his family,” said Ashley. “It was midway between where we were living at the time and where they were in Washington, D.C., so we decided it was the perfect place to spend the day. Once we got engaged, we knew we wanted an outdoor spot by the water. Smith Mountain Lake was absolutely perfect.” Last August, the couple wed at a waterfront ceremony at Bernard’s Landing Resort and

ABOVE Clockwise from top, bride Ashley LaPorte and her new husband, Michael (third from right), celebrate with members of their wedding party at Bernard’s Landing; the couple’s rings; tables at the outdoor reception complement the color scheme with green and black linens.


Conference Center. LaPorte described their traditional wedding as beautiful and meaningful. “I walked down the aisle with my dad to a string quartet playing ‘The Wedding March.’ We had a unity sand ceremony and gave roses to each of our mothers at the end. The vibe of the reception was classically beautiful. … We watched the sun go down and there was a full moon. It was such a beautiful, magical night,” she said. LaPorte made sure all aspects of the event were fun and relaxing for the 50 wedding guests. She chose Mango’s Bar and Grill for the rehearsal dinner where friends and family were able to enjoy live music as well as the entertainment and shopping options at Bridgewater Plaza. “Having a destination wedding for my guests was exciting because they got to travel to a new place, and it was sort of like a mini-vacation,” Ashley said. “They got to hang out at the lake, swim and just have a great time, even after the wedding was over.”

“We watched the sun go down and there was a full moon. It was such a beautiful, magical night.” Ashley LaPorte

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ashington residents Christy and Karl Krispin prove love can survive across many miles. “I was living in New York City at the time Karl and I met,” said Christy Krispin. “I was on a business trip to Seattle and met friends for breakfast before going home. When I arrived, my friends were chatting with another friend of theirs who happened to be there. That friend was Karl. We kept up a long-distance relationship for eight months.”

“It was a perfect day; the happiest day of my life.” Christy Krispin

The courtship led to a proposal in the Snoqualmie area of Washington in January 2010. Since both bride and groom have connections to Smith Mountain Lake, it wasn’t long before the area was singled out as the wedding location. “I grew up in Roanoke, and we knew we wanted to get married in that area,” said Christy. “Karl’s older brother worked for Dawn Spencer in Chicago, who later moved to Smith Mountain Lake and bought the LoveStone Inn. She invited us to have the wedding there.” A description of the venue convinced the couple SML was the perfect place for their nuptials. The bride and groom said their vows last May beneath the LoveStone Inn’s lakeside pergola. “We wanted it to be a worship service and a familyand-friends affair,” Christy said. “We sang hymns. Ten of our closest friends served communion and we invited any young girls attending the wedding to be our flower girls. We had 12 flower girls total.


BELOW From top, the bride and groom depart the ceremony by boat; the lake view at LoveStone Inn serves as a backdrop at the couple’s reception.

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LEFT Christy and Karl Krispin celebrate after marrying at LoveStone Inn last May.

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Between our two families, we had five clergymen performing different roles in the ceremony.” Approximately 200 guests from all parts of the country arrived at Smith Mountain Lake for the occasion. “A lot of my friends made travel plans from Seattle and New York,” Christy said. “Some stayed at Mariners Landing, some rented houses, some stayed in a campground. A lot of them spent the whole weekend at SML and had a good time. Every person who came said they loved the venue.” The bride, who lived in Seattle during planning, said she relied heavily on SML business owners to make sure all went according to plan. Even the companies that catered the rehearsal dinner and reception were able to accommodate her request to use humanely-raised chicken and fish – a conviction important to the couple. “It was a perfect day; the happiest day of my life,” she said.

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wedding guide The vendor guide on the following pages offers local resources to help brides and grooms plan the SML wedding of their dreams – from popping the question to a fabulous honeymoon (and everything in between). To find guest accommodations, turn to our SML Lodging Guide, which starts on Page 73.

Business

Address

Phone • Website

Services and Specialties

At tendAnt/PArent Gif ts Advertising Specialties and Promotions

16430 B. T. Washington Hwy., #104, Moneta

540.719.9100 • rvasap.com

Personalized gifts, SML-related items

Affordable Home Outlet

1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540.297.6440 • downtownmoneta.com

Jewelry, home accessories, SML-related gifts

Bridgewater Sportswear

16430 B. T. Washington Hwy., #9, Moneta

540.721.1040 • bridgewaterplaza.com

SML items, clothing, gift items

Brooks Mill Winery

6221 Brooks Mill Rd., Wirtz

540.721.5215 • brooksmillwinery.com

Wine, wine-related gifts, SML souvenir T-shirts

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Market Place, #117, Rocky Mount

540.483.0779 • facebook.com/ cartersfinejewelersandgifts

Bridal registry, gifts for all

Diamond Hill General Store

1017 Diamond Hill Rd., Moneta

540.297.9309 • diamondhillgeneralstore.net

Wine shop, gift shop, garden center

Emerson Creek Pottery

1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford

540.297.7884 • emersoncreekpottery.com

Handcrafted ceramic pottery for kitchen, bath and more

Gifts Ahoy

16430 B.T. Washington Hwy., #15, Moneta

540.721.5303 • bridgewaterplaza.com

Vera Bradley items, candles, cards, SML-related items

Ginger’s Jewelers

16525 B.T. Washington Highway, Moneta

540.719.2274 • gingersjewelryonline.com

Jewelry, paintings, home accessories

Haywood’s Jewelers Westlake

84 Westlake Road, #103, Hardy

540.721.2210 • haywoodsjewelers.com

Fine jewelry, bridal sets, giftware, watches, clocks and other gifts

Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery

1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

540.296.1393 • smlwine.com

Wine and wine-related gifts

Homestead Creamery

7254 B. T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz 540.721.2045

Local gift items, ice cream cakes

Kara’s Closet

16545 Moneta Rd., Moneta

540.296.1110

Women’s apparel, shoes, accessories

Peaks of Otter Winery

2122 Sheep Creek Rd., Bedford

540.586.3707 • peaksofotterwinery.com

Wine and fruit-related gift items

Smith Mountain Lake Gifts

16440 B.T. Washington Hwy., #202, Moneta

540.719.4438 • smith-mountain-lake-gifts.com

Flameless aromatic organic candles and other gift items

The Cottage Gate

84 Westlake Road, #13, Hardy

540.721.5622 • thecottagegateonline.com

Metal alloy serving pieces, home furnishings, personalized gifts

The General Store and Quilt Shack

213 Scruggs Rd., Moneta

540.721.3009 • generalstoresml.com

Laser engravings, local food items, local artists, quilting items

The Little Gallery

16430 B.T. Washington Hwy., #6, Moneta

540.721.1596 • thelittlegallerysml.com

Handmade wedding jewelry, literary calligraphy, blessing bowls

VitaZen

12787 B. T. Washington Hwy., #103, Hardy

540.721.9365 • vitazen.net

Soy candles, Himalayan salt crystal lamps, essential oils

Anne Humphreys & Associates

2953 Stonebridge Circle, Vinton

540.314.0741 • creativecakesandspecialdates.com

Wedding and special event cakes

Brenda Maus Signature Cakes

500 Pell Ave., Rocky Mount

540.483.8655

Custom wedding cakes, groom’s cakes

Diane’s Cake Creations

416 Avenel Ave., Bedford

540.586.5978

Custom cakes

Ruthie’s Kitchen

2603 Scruggs Rd., Moneta

540.721.2413

Custom cakes, hors d’oeuvres, homemade buttermints

Special Occasion Cakes

623 Woodman Rd., Rocky Mount

540.483.2732 or 540.493.6812

Wedding cakes, groom’s cakes, cupcakes

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Business

Address

Phone • Website

Services and Specialties

A Cut Above Catering

25286 Virgil Goode Hwy., Boones Mill

540.334.5126 • acutabovecater.com

Full-service catering

Barnyard Catering

3553 Trading Post Rd., Huddleston

540.297.4646 • barnyardcatering.com

Hand-smoked meats, all food homemade

Benjamin’s at The Pointe

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540.296.1215 • marinerslanding.com

Full-service catering

Center Stage Catering

315 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540.489.7827 • centerstagefood.com Full-service catering

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Rd., Moneta

540.721.3028 • thelandingsml.com

Custom gourmet menus, lakeside setting, wedding coordination

105 Angus Terrace, Bedford

540.587.9113 • vanquilityacresinn.com

Wedding and event planning

CAterinG

Vanquility Acres Inn Bed & Breakfast

Ceremony/reCePtion rentAls Aztec Rental

14070 B.T. Wash.Hwy., Moneta

540.721.4070 • aztecrental.com

Full-service rentals

Grand Rental Station

1000 Vineyard Rd., Vinton

540.343.1000 grandrentalvinton.com

Full-service rentals

Ceremony/reCePtion venues Bernard’s Landing Resort & Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Rd., Moneta

540.721.8870 • bernardslanding.com

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

Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery

1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

540.296.1393 • hickoryhillvineyards.com

Outdoor setting overlooking the vineyard

LoveStone Inn Bed & Breakfast

100 Summer Ln., Huddleston

540.296.0510 • lovestoneinn.com

Full-service wedding planning included in site fee

Mariners Landing Community and Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540.296.1748 • marinerslanding.com

Lakeside ceremony services, indoor and outdoor reception facilities, catering

Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540.297.4412 • parkwaymarina.com

Full service-marina, on-site lakefront pavilion, dock privileges

Sundara

453 Apple Rd., Boones Mill

540.334.9911 • mysundara.com

Special-event venue with historic 1800s home in mountain setting

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Rd., Moneta

540.721.3028 • thelandingsml.com

Custom gourmet menus, lakeside setting, wedding coordination

275 Anchor Dr. Moneta

540.721.2653 • thewaterfrontcc.com

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

The Water’s Edge Country Club 1825 Waters Edge Dr. Penhook

540.576.1556 • thewatersedgecc.com

Full-service event site including upscale clubhouse, charming chapel or waterfront locations; variety of packages available

The Westlake Golf & Country Club 360 Chestnut Creek Dr., Hardy

540.721.3845 • golfthewestlake.com

Full-service ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner venue

Vanquility Acres Inn Bed & Breakfast

105 Angus Terrace, Bedford

540.587.9113 • vanquilityacresinn.com

Wedding and event planning

Virginia Dare Cruises

3619 Airport Rd., Moneta

540.297.7100 • vadarecruises.com

Customizable services aboard a 19th century replica side wheeler

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

755 Hermitage Rd., Wirtz

540.721.2759 • skelton4hcenter.org

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

The Waterfront Country Club

flowers/deCorAtinG June Bugs in March Floral Shop

130 Scruggs Rd., #102, Moneta

540.719.0363 • junebugsinmarch.webs.com

Full-service floral, fresh and silk, gift baskets, delivery; wedding coordination services

McMillan & Wife Photography & Flowers

340 Windridge Parkway, Hardy

540.427.5129 • mcmillanandwifephotography.com

Day-of-wedding directing, flowers and decorating services

Mountain Treasures Florist & Gifts

13699 B.T. Washington Hwy., Ste. 200, Hardy

540.721.0092

Full-service floral, delivery

Smith Mountain Flowers

14477 Moneta Rd., Moneta

540.297.6524 • smithmountainflowers.net

Floral arrangements, delivery

The Cottage Gate

84 Westlake Road, Ste. 13, Hardy

540.721.5622 • thecottagegateonline.com

Flower arrangements, decorating to fit your style

G o w n s / A lt e r At i o n s Amrhein’s

2740 Ogden Rd., Roanoke

540.989.7100 • amrheins.com

Full-service bridal shop

Antique Mall at Mayberry

1123 Celebration Ave., #103, Moneta

540.871.0321 • facebook.com/ antiquemallatmayberry

400 gowns starting at $120 (while supplies last); formals and flower girl dresses

Bessolo’s Wedding Attire

513 Jefferson St., Roanoke

540.798.6288 • bessolosdesigns.com

Custom-made clothing for all occasions

Brides House and Formals

5325 Peters Creek Rd., Roanoke

540.366.8360 • brideshouse.com

Full-service bridal shop; gown alterations and preservations

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

Honeymoon PlAnninG Cruise One

113 Briarcliff Dr., Moneta

540.525.2004 • acruise4you.biz

Vacation planning and consulting

Cruise Planners

1950 Buccaneer Rd., Moneta

540.296.0550 • pcmcruises.com

Vacation planning and consulting

Time Travel Biz

144 Shad Run Dr., Moneta

540.493.1220 • timetravelbiz.com

Vacation planning and consulting

invitAtions/ProGrAms/AnnounCements Print-N-Paper

70 Scruggs Rd., Ste. 104, Moneta

540.719.7277 • printnpaper.com

Wide variety of invitations, programs

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Market Place, Ste. 117, Rocky Mount

540.483.0779 • facebook/cartersfinejewelersandgifts

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Business

Address

Phone • Website

Services and Specialties

Jewelry/wedding rings 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 Company watches

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Market Place, #117, Rocky Mount

540.483.0779 • facebook/cartersfinejewelersandgifts

Bridal registry, wide array of gift items

Ginger’s Jewelers

16525 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540.719.2274 • gingersjewelryonline.com

Jewelry, paintings, home accessories

84 Westlake Road, #103, Hardy

540.721.2210 • haywoodsjewelers.com

Fine jewelry, bridal sets, giftware, watches, clocks and other gifts

Lyon’s Jewelers

1525 Longwood Ave., Bedford

540.586.5966 • lyonsjewelers.com

Custom-designed jewelry

Haywood’s Jewelers Westlake

Executive Town Car & Limousine Service, Inc.

616 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke

540.366.4644 • etclimo.com

Limousine transportation services for special events

Premier Limousine Service

3727 Old Forest Rd., Lynchburg

434.385.8400 • premierlimousineservice.net

Limousine transportation services for special events

Prestige Limousine Service

701 Irvine St., Roanoke

540.342.8049 • prestigelimoinc.com

Limousine transportation services for special events

Announcer Bob

112 Autumn Ave., Huddleston

540.297.4605

Special events emcee

Beggars’ Circus

Roanoke

540.961.3107 • beggarscircus.com

Celtic music

Kevin Jones Performing Arts Studio

Roanoke

540.774.8388 • kjpas.com

Pianist and singer

Master Taylor Entertainment/ Mark Taylor

3038 Sedgefield Rd., Roanoke

540.314.6942 • mastertaylorentertainment.com

Full-service event entertainment and services

Music, Music & More Music

1146 Deer Creek Dr., Bedford

540.580.5633 • musicmusicandmusic.com

DJ Wendell Witt will customize all types of music for receptions

Obligato, Music for Elegant Events

Roanoke

540.772.0416 • obligatomusic.com

Customized classical ensembles

The Old Man Garage Band

Forest

434.610.4064

Classic rock

The Olde Stuff Band

Lynchburg

434.845.6540 • oldestuffband.com

60’s, 70’s rock, contemporary country

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1123 Celebration Ave., #103, Moneta

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Antique Mall at Mayberry

limousines

music

PamPering/Hair/makeuP Anita’s Finishing Touch Salon

7770 Stewartsville Rd., Moneta

540.296.0790

Specializing in color and updos

BBC Hair Studio of Westlake

13699 B.T. Washington Hwy., #206, Moneta

540.719.2217

Formal hairstyling

Carter’s Merle Norman

400 Old Franklin Tpke., Ste.117, Rocky Mount

540.483.0779 • merlenorman.com

Bride and bridal party makeovers

Eric & Co. Premiere Salon

13351 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy

540.721.7336

Full-service salon

Hair Designs by Whitney & Brandy

1123 Celebration Ave. Suite 104B, Moneta

540.297.2762

Formal hair styling and updos

Mary Kay, Amy Ahrens

55 Parkway Ave., Moneta

540.588.6795 • marykay.com/aahrens

Special occasion makeup services and skin care products

Massage Works

16440 B. T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540.721.5528

Full-service massage services

Modern Nails Spa

400 Scruggs Rd., #1300

540.719.1100

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

Salon 74

16483 Moneta Rd., Ste. F, Moneta 540.296.0902

Spa, beauty, personal care

Salon at Westlake

13105 B.T. Washintgon Hwy., Hardy

540.721.3141

Full-service hair car services for brides and bridal parties

Salon del Sol

70 Scruggs Rd., #105, Moneta

540.719.8266

Tanning

Salon One

400 Scruggs Road, #400, Moneta

540.719.0025 • salononesml.com

Massage therabpy, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and more

Tantastic

1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540.297.8267

Tanning services, massage therapy by appointment

The Vintage Spa

5 North Main St., Rocky Mount

540.489.7721 • thevintagespa.com

Full service spa and beauty salon

Westlake Massage & Spa

70 Scruggs Rd., #106, Moneta

540.721.1192 • westlakemassage.com

Massage and pampering spa

Westlake Salon & Spa

84 Westlake Rd., Hardy

540.719.4247 • smlmassageandspa.com

Full-service salon and spa

PHotograPHers/VideograPHers Christi Austin Photography

Virginia and North Carolina

540.493.1300 • christiaustin.com

Weddings, portraits, boudoir

Jeff East Photography

535 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford

540.875.8038 • jeffeastphotography.com

Weddings, families, seniors

McMillan & Wife Photography & Flowers

340 Windridge Parkway, Hardy

540.427.5129 • mcmillanandwifephotography.com

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Phone • Website

Services and Specialties

Roanoke

540.864.6889

Special-event photography

Rachel Marie Photo Imagery

Smith Mountain Lake

540.420.6515 • rachelmarie-photoimagery.com

Modern lifestyle photography and imaging for weddings and more

Ray Reynolds Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

276.340.2000 • creativeweddingsphotography.com

Bridal portraits, Destination weddings, digital photography

Starscape Wedding Videography

Glade Spring

276.356.3177 • weddings.starscapemedia.com

High-definition wedding films and engagement videos

Studio Belle Visage

740 Old Franklin Tnpk. Ste. D, Rocky Mount

540.489.7722 • studiobellevisage.com

Engagement sessions, bridal portraits, wedding day services

Tara Lilly Design + Photography

2240 King Street, Roanoke

540.309.5210 • taralilly.com

Wedding photography, bridal portraits, engagement sessions

Taylor-Made Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540.493.7267 • mytaylormadephotography.com

Wedding photography

ReheaRsal DinneR Venues 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540.296.1215 • marinerslanding.com

Versatile menu, upscale atmosphere, lake and mountain view, offsite catering

Bernard’s Landing Resort & Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Rd., Moneta

540.721.8870 • bernardslanding.com

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

Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi

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

540.721.8839 • bridgewaterplaza.com

Accommodates groups up to 50 for Asian cuisine

Edo Grill and Sushi

1035 Mercantile St., Suite 104, Moneta

540.297.6888

Seats up to 80 for Asian cuisine, including fresh sushi

El Torito Mexican Grill

50 FirstWatch Dr., Ste. 105, Moneta

540.721.3821

Accommodates large groups; flat screen TVs, full bar

Joe’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

130 Scruggs Rd., Moneta

540.721.2234

Italian-oriented rehearsal dinner venue

Jonathan’s Restaurant

50 FirstWatch Dr., Ste. 101, Moneta

540.719.1212 • jonathansatsml.com Full bar, custom food, accommodates groups up to 50

Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540.297.4900 • marinerslanding.com

Indoor and outdoor event locations, waterfront views

Mango’s Bar & Grill

16430 B.t. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540.721.1632 • mangosbarandgrill.com

Casual indoor/outdoor dining with full bar and live entertainment

The Blackwater Cafe

4730 Scruggs Rd., Moneta

540.721.4333 • theblackwatercafe.com

Customizable gourmet menus, indoor and outdoor options, can accommodate groups up to 72

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Rd., Moneta

540.721.3028 • thelandingsml.com

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

The Waterfront Country Club

275 Anchor Dr., Moneta

540.721.2653 • thewaterfrontcc.com

Full-service event site including sophisticated clubhouse. Variety of packages available.

The Water’s Edge Country Club 1825 Waters Edge Dr., Penhook

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Full-service event site including sophisticated clubhouse, charming chapel or waterfront locations. Variety of packages available.

The Westlake Golf & Country Club

360 Chestnut Creek Dr., Hardy

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Full-service ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner venue

Tuscan Tavern

16483 Moneta Rd., Moneta

540.297.8900

Full bar, Italian-style dinner venue

Virginia Dare Cruises

3619 Airport Rd., Moneta

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Bridal showers, formal dinners, customizable range of services

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

755 Hermitage Rd., Wirtz

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4873 Valley View Blvd., Roanoke

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AUTHENTIC AMBITION Smith Mountain Lake entrepreneur Honario Zaragoza offers a culinary twist at Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Grill

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same commitment to authenticity that first inspired the venture. For Zaragoza, culinary shortcuts used in the restaurants he worked for in the past have no place in the kitchen at Cancun. “Here, we marinate our beef in a special marinade. Most places won’t do that because it takes longer and is more expensive. Maybe they used to do it, but they don’t anymore,” he said. “We also have much more variety.” Zaragoza’s efforts have earned the restaurant a growing fan base. “Mexican food has so much variety and that’s what I wanted to offer here. My customers do notice the difference. One lady, it was her first time here and she had our chili rellenos. She said, ‘You know, I love Mexican food and I love chili rellenos. These are the best chili rellenos I have ever had.’ The reason is because we make chili rellenos the way they make them in Mexico,” he said. Zaragoza pays attention to what his customers want and like. As he chats with diners, he hears frequent comments about real Mexican flavor and picks up on the favorite dishes of his regular customers.

WANT TO GO? CANCUN MEXICAN RESTAURANT & GRILL ABOVE From left,Cancun Mexican Restaurant & Grill features a new exterior sign to welcome patrons; a lime margarita is among the specialties at the bar. BELOW Cancun’s interior provides plenty of seating for patrons as well as a number of TVs, usually tuned to sporting events.

Address 13383 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta Phone 540.719.2884 Hours Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday Noon-9:30 p.m.

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TRY THIS Carnitas Marinated beef served with Mexican rice, beans and guacamole for $9.59.

Fish Enchiladas White fish wrapped in soft tortillas, covered in creamy white cheese sauce and served with rice for $9.99.

Mango or Lime Margarita Degollado 100-percent Agave Tequila with rum powder mix and mango or lime flavoring. Frozen or on the rocks for $7.79.

Charlottesville resident Kate O’Brien drops by Cancun while visiting family at the lake. She said she and her husband found the restaurant while scouting a place to watch soccer games on TV. “I really like it. We’ve been here a few times, but today we came here for the soccer and free Wi-Fi, and they have been extremely accommodating. The food is good too,” she said. With plenty of seating space, boldly painted walls, televisions, free Wi-Fi and authentic64 January • February 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

tasting Mexican food, Cancun is exactly what Zaragoza envisioned. Now, he hopes to see more customers like O’Brien finding and frequenting the restaurant. “When the remodeling started and they took down the sign for a while, people thought we were closed and that hurt us a little bit. But now we have everything together, the new sign is up and people are coming again and telling others that we’re here. Business is picking up,” he said.


a passion to serve! Experience something fresh at SML. Jonathan’s menu includes a combination of unique American and Asian inspired dishes including Steaks, Shrimp and Grits, S.M.L macaroni and Cheese, Pasta, and Seafood, plus the freshest collection of Chinese favorites you can find. Also... Jonathan’s Restaurant offers the best buffet in town starting with Breakfast Buffet (Wed-Sat) at 7:00 am-10:30 am, Lunch Buffet (Mon-Fri) at 11:30 am-2:30 pm and Sunday Brunch at 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Please make your reservations for the holidays.

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ABOVE From left, carnitas, which are made from marinated beef and served alongside Mexican rice and beans, are a colorful dish at Cancun Mexican Restaurant and Grill at Westlake Corner; patron Kate O’Brien takes advantage of free Wi-Fi service at the restaurant during a recent lunch; fish enchiladas are among the specialties at Cancun.

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KNOCK OFF ABOVE The Peppermint Patty Martini is a cold-weather favorite for patrons at The Landing Restaurant. RIGHT Bartender Matt Pruitt pours a glass of Founders, a craft beer from Michigan the restaurant keeps on tap in the winter. 66 January • February 2012 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER


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savor | SPIRITS What makes for the perfect drink on a blustery lake day? Some local restaurant owners and bartenders think a dark beer produced with copious amount of heavilyroasted malted barley fits the bill. Others recommend warming martinis or customized concoctions made from a variety of liqueurs. And, of course, there’s always the wintertime standard: Irish coffee. Tiffany Silva, co-owner of The Landing Restaurant and Bruno’s GastroPub, rotates her draft beer selection to reflect the vicissitudes of the season. Winter selections include items such as milk stout and high-gravity ales with amplified alcohol content. High-gravity ales are brewed using up to two or three times as much malt as a standard beer. During the brewing process, fermentable sugars are extracted from the malt and the yeast converts the sugar to alcohol. More malt means more alcohol in the finished brew. Craft brewers such as Michigan’s Founders and Delaware’s Dogfish Head ramp up the hop quotient accordingly, resulting in richly flavored beers with profound aromas and lingering hop bitterness on the palate. Milk stouts contain lactose, a milk sugar that cannot be fermented by beer yeast, so the brew has a rich, warming sweetness. While these beers are not what you would want to drink after mowing the lawn,

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Irish coffee is thought to have been invented in the 1940s by Joseph Sheridan, a chef in western Ireland who added Irish whiskey to hot coffee and floated fresh cream on top.

they are quite warming and satisfying on a cold winter night. Bartender Matt Pruitt honed his skills at a martini bar in Phoenix that offers more than 200 varieties of the cocktail before joining the Silvas’ staff two years ago. He’s concocted a drink sure to warm from the inside out – a Peppermint Patty Martini composed of vodka, coconut and mint liqueurs and served in a glass with powdered chocolate dusted around the rim. He said customers also enjoy the Espresso Martini made with vanilla vodka, coffee liqueur and fresh espresso served warm in a coffee mug. One of the most popular wintertime beverages is Irish coffee. The invention of this relatively recent concoction is generally attributed to Joseph Sheridan, a chef in western Ireland who devised the drink in the 1940s to warm shivering passengers who had just

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Two fresh-fruit martinis line the bar at Jonathan’s Restaurant – the Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Key Lime Pie.

completed a cold seaplane flight. Sheridan added Irish whiskey to hot coffee and carefully floated local Irish cream on top. A passenger asked if the drink was Brazilian coffee, but Sheridan informed him that it was Irish coffee. A few years later, Stanton Delaplane, a writer for the San Francisco Chronicle brought the beverage to the U.S. and popularized it by frequent references in his travel column. Today, Irish coffee is the most popular wintertime drink at The Blackwater Café. John Gordon, the lake restaurant’s general manager, said he uses Seattle’s Best Coffee (regular or decaf) to improve the quality. Gordon said he also offers a Raspberry Truffle made with hot chocolate, Raspberry Schnapps and a warming chocolate liqueur. Another popular winter drink at the restaurant is the Hot Scotch Cocoa, which is composed of butterscotch liqueur, hot chocolate and whipped cream. Gordon also recommends the Steaming

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Toasted Almond, which contains Amaretto, Kahlua and coffee topped with whipped cream. The Blackwater also rotates its beers to feature seasonal selections such as Sam Adams Winter Lager, a rich and spicy brew. Cindy Rexrode, who has tended bar at Jonathan’s Restaurant since it opened in 2009, said a customer favorite in the colder months is a Key Lime Pie Martini. The drink contains fresh Key limes, vanilla vodka and two secret ingredients I couldn’t persuade Rexrode to divulge. She also makes other fresh-fruit martinis, including the Pineapple Upside Down Cake, another customer favorite. Chocoholics will also want to try her Chocolate Martini, which is made up of four different chocolate liqueurs garnished with fresh chocolate shavings on top. So Lakers, don’t go around cold this winter. Give one of these toasty libations a try and then, when summer rolls back around, you can switch back to frozen Margaritas and cold lager beer. Gordon Kendall has more than 20 years of experience in the wine business and is the wine, beer and spirits columnist for The Roanoke Times. He teaches wine classes and enjoys educating people on all things related to the industry. If you have a question or an idea for a future column, please e-mail editor@smithmountainlaker.com.


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2012 Lodging Guide

whErE To From primitive camping to full-service resorts, SML offers a wide variety of accommodation options. To help you find the perfect spot for your family and friends, the Laker has compiled its annual Lodging Guide, a userfriendly aide that features contact information, rates, pet policies, channel marker locations and more.

STayaT SML Map ID (Pages 84-85)

Number of Units

Pets

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540-297-2695 cedarpointebandb.com

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2 BR suite

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$150/night

Lovestone Inn / PeppleStone Cottage & Conference Center

100 Summer Lane, Huddleston

540-296-0510 lovestoneinn.com

C5

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$150-$198/night

Sans Souci at Smith Mountain Lake

2379 Capewood Drive, Huddleston

540-297-8617 homeaway.com/p335285

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1 BR suite

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Yes

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$180-$220/night

Arrowhead Campground, LLC

5625 Smith Mountain Road, Penhook

540-420-7625

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$20-$40/night; $1,600-$2,400/year

Blue Ridge Campground & Marina

8131 Burnt Chimney Road, Wirtz

540-721-3866 blueridgecampground.com

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$35/night; $2,250/year

Camp Karma, LLC

2056 Stone Mountain Road, Bedford

540-297-5762 campkarmavirginia.com

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No

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$22/night

Eagle’s Roost Campground

15335 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-7381 smleaglesroost.com

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125+

Yes

Yes

No

$17-$26/night

1336 Campers Paradise Trail Moneta

540-297-9000 halesfordharbour.com

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5-10 spots

Yes

Yes

Yes

$60-$160/night

Mitchell’s Point Campground

3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

540-297-4430 mitchellspoint.com

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Smith Mountain Lake State Park

1235 State Park Road, Huddleston

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

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70

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$25-$35/night

Sweetwater RV Park

4560 White House Road, Moneta

540-296-0522 sweetwaterrvpark.com

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Channel Marker

216 Mountwood Drive, Huddleston

Rates

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Cedar Pointe

Business Name

Address

Easily locate accommodations by matching the number in the Map ID column below to the map on pages 84-85. The number also corresponds to the more detailed SML Visitor Info Map produced each year by Laker Media and available in racks around the region.

Bed & Breakfast Inns

Campgrounds

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Number of Units

Pets

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$60-$90/night

Days Inn - Bedford

921 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford

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

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$55-$85/night

Gills Creek Marina

790 Fox Chase Road, Wirtz

540-721-2451 gillscreekmarina.com

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$85-$100/night

Halesford Harbour Inn

1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Moneta

540-297-9000 halesfordharbour.com

R28

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$60-$160/night

Holiday Inn Express Rooms & Suites

395 Old Franklin Tpke, Rocky Mount

540-489-5001 hiexpress.com

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No

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$90 - $165/night

Lake Inn Motel

45 Enterprise Lane, Hardy

540-721-3383 lakeinnmotel.com

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No

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$58-$86/night

Westlake Waterfront Inn

2050 Morewood Road, Hardy

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

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$90-$160/night

Adventures on Houseboats

8360 Hardy Road, Hardy

888-818-5294 adventuresonhouseboats.com

R87

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No

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No

$1,005-$2,370/week

Parrot Cove Boat Rentals & Sales

16441 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-5363 parrotcove.com

R28

D7

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No

Yes

Yes

$715-$2,900/week

(taxes not included)

Channel Marker

1730 North Main St., Rocky Mount

Rates

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Comfort Inn (Rocky Mount)

Business Name

Address

2012 Lodging Guide

Hotels/Motels

Houseboat Rentals

Resorts and Conference Centers Bernard’s Landing Resort and Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

800-572-2048 bernardslanding.com

R11

F10

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No

Yes

Yes

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

Hampton Inn SML / Gretna

200 McBride Lane, Gretna

434-656-9000 hamptoninn.hilton.com

NA

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Yes

No

Yes

$109-$139/night

Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

800-851-4988 marinerslanding.com

C6

E11

150

Yes

Yes

Yes

$79-$225/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

Vacation Rental Companies By the Lake Vacation Rentals

16503B Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-425-0555 bythelakevacationrentals.com

R28

C8

8

Varies

Yes

Varies

$80-$375/night; $465-$2,250/week

CB Rentals & Sales

1027 Waterwheel Drive, Moneta

540-297-9500 cbrentals.com

R28

C8

100

Varies

Yes

Varies

$900-$6,500/week

Lake Retreat Properties

6760 White House Road, Huddleston

800-421-6980 lakeretreat.com

NA

C11

70

Varies

Yes

Varies

$450-$6,300/week

Lakeshore Rentals & Sales

16483 Moneta Road # M, Moneta

540-297-5610 lakeshorerentals.com

NA

C8

80

Varies

Yes

Varies

$500-$3,650/week

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Phone Website

Channel Marker

Map ID (Pages 84-85)

Number of Units

Pets

Dock Privileges

Wi-Fi

40 Village Springs Dr., Suite 15 Hardy

866-395-2038 sml-vacations.com

na

E7

50

Varies

Yes

Varies

$500-$3,500/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.

16475 B.T. Washington Hwy, Moneta

540-721-9797 rsirentals.com

na

D7

75

Varies

Varies

Varies

$575-$4,500/week

Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rentals, Inc.

16451 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

877-773-2452 smithmountainlakerentals.com

R29

D7

40

Varies

Yes

Varies

$895-$2,195/week

(taxes not included)

Address

Long & Foster Vacation Rentals

Rates

Business Name

2012 Lodging Guide

Vacation Rentals - Individual Homes 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

CedarKeyCabins.com

1000 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

336-454-3042 cedarkeycabins.com

R1

E12

2 singlefamily cabins

Yes

Yes

no

$800-$1,200/week

Coffman Home at Paradise Point

4331 Hales Ford Road, Moneta

800-548-8539 a1vacations.com/218083

R28

C8

4 BR home

no

Yes

no

$600-$1,395/week

Coveside Cottages

1036 Coveside Circle, Moneta

540-297-3221 2020tech.com/cottages/

R28

C8

3

Yes

Yes

no

$90-$120/night

Enchanting Cabin

1023 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

703-623-0463 smithmtnlakerentals.com

R1

E12

2 BR cabin

Yes

Yes

Yes

$900 - $1,300/week

Enchanting Lodge

1012 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

703-623-0463 smithmtnlakerentals.com

R1

E12

3 BR lodge

Yes

Yes

Yes

$1,800-$2,500/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

$750 - $2,970/week

Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge

300 Locust Lane, Penhook

434-927-5100 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

$550 - $1,800/week

Spring Valley Cabins

1190 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta

540-297-0950 spgvalleyfarm.com

na

a7

5 cabins

Yes

no

no

$65 - $75/night

The Dome Home

214 Mountwood Drive, Huddleston

540-797-4686 homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p208665

R19

E12

3 BR home

Yes

Yes

no

$850-$1,350/week

The Fox Home

110 Water's Edge Lane, Moneta

540-297-3477

R27

D9

1

Varies

Yes

no

$1,350-$1,850/week

Vista Pointe

6605 Smith Mountain Road, Penhook

vistapointe-va.com

B1

G11

3 BR condo

no

no

Yes

$200/night

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WESTLAKE TREE LIGHTING

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A large crowd turned out for the annual Westlake Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 1 at Westlake Towne Center. The family-friendly festivities included live music, refreshments, carriage rides, a photo opportunity with Santa and special holiday movie showing at Westlake Cinema. 1. HALEY TURNER AND KYLIE DEBOY 2. VRON DUNCAN AND LILLY 3. RAY AND SHIRLEY MARSH 4. VALERIE, DANIEL, OAKLEY AND ASHTON WHEELER 5. JAY AND JEAN THOMAS 6. SHANNON, MICAH, CASH AND MCKENNA-KATE GAUDIO

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SANTA VISITS BRIDGEWATER PLAZA People of all ages lined the decks at Bridgewater Plaza on Nov. 26 to see Santa Claus arrive by boat, a tradition that helps kick off the holiday season at Smith Mountain Lake.

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

SML

The Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers perfromed at Light up the Night, holiday festivities that took place Dec. 2 at Downtown Moneta. The event also included a visit from Santa, performances by the Staunton River High School band and the lighting of the plaza’s Christmas tree. Toys were also collected for Toys For Tots.

E VE N TS

Boats decked in their holiday finest participated in the Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys on Nov. 26. The event helps kick off the holiday season at SML and facilitates the collection of toys for Lake Christian Ministries, a Moneta-based organization that helps families in need in Bedford and Franklin counties.

HOL IDAY

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Calendar 2 0 1 2

J A N U A R Y JAN 1

GROUP HIKE | Smith Mountain Lake State Park will kick off the new year with a 1.4-mile ranger-led hike along the Turtle Island Trail Head. Bring your hiking staff and binoculars to help spot birds and other wildlife. Meet at the Visitor Center. Free but regular parking fees apply. Pre-registration is encouraged. 540.297.6066, dcr.virginia.gov

JAN 2

MODEL TRAIN EXHIBIT | Jan. 2-28 | Different O-gauge trains run daily, including kid favorite Thomas the Tank Engine. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library. 540.586.4520, bedfordvamuseum.org

JAN 8

COOKING CLASSES | Jan. 8, 15, 22. 29 | Presented by Bruno Silva, owner and executive chef at The Landing Restaurant, Moneta. Topics and menus vary. $75 per person includes instruction, dinner and wine for one class. Pre-registration required. 540.721.3028, thelandingsml.com

JAN 12

WINTER CARNIVAL | Jan. 12-16 | Indoor event for children at the Salem Civic Center Arena. Times vary. Visit the web site for additional information and pricing or call 540.375.3004. salemcivccenter.com

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JAN 13 GREATER ROANOKE HOME & GARDEN SHOW | Jan. 13-15 | The latest in home and garden products and services on display at the Roanoke Civic Center. Friday 2-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call or check the website for ticket prices. 877.482.8496, roanokeciviccenter.com

JAN 14

WINERY OPEN HOUSE | Jan. 14, 21, 28 | Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery in Moneta will offer tastings of their wines from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. fireside at the winery’s tasting room. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com

JAN 18

LUNCHBOX LECTURE | The National D-Day Memorial presents “The Rochambelles: Women on the War Front in WWII” at noon at the Bedford Welcome Center. The lecture will focus on the only women’s group assigned to a combat unit on the European front during World War II. Free with donations accepted. 540.587.3619, dday.org

SML REGIONAL CHAMBER AWARDS DINNER | A gala event featuring dinner, entertainment and awards presentation to Chamber businesses selected by fellow members. 6 p.m. at The Waterfront Country Club, Moneta. Tickets are $30 in advance and available to Chamber members by e-mailing jims@visitsmithmountainlake. com. Limited space. 540.721.1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com

JAN 25

LUNCHBOX LECTURE | The National D-Day Memorial presents “The Medicine of War – Combat Medics in WWII” at noon at the Bedford Welcome Center. The lecture The lecture includes a slide presentation and discussion by local historian Hugh Scrogham with a focus on the role of medics in World War II. Free with donations accepted. . 540.587.3619, dday.org

JAN 19

CHARLIE PERKINSON TRIO | Live jazz music at The Blackwater Cafe, Moneta. 6-9 p.m. 540.721.4333, theblackwatercafe.com

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F E B R U A R Y FEB 1

BLACK HISTORY MONTH | Feb 1-28 | Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy will host special programs throughout the month. Call or check the park website for details. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa

WINERY OPEN HOUSE| Feb 11-14 | Valentine’s weekend celebration at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. Free wine tastings. 540.586.3707, peaksofotterwinery.com

FEB 12

WINERY OPEN HOUSE | Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 | Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery in Moneta will offer tastings of their wines from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. fireside at the winery’s tasting room. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com

COOKING CLASSES | Feb 12, 19, 26 | Presented by Bruno Silva, owner and executive chef at The Landing Restaurant, Moneta. Topics and menus vary. $75 per person includes instruction, dinner and wine for one class. Pre-registration required. 540.721.3028, thelandingsml.com

FEB 11

FEB 16

FEB 4

GRAND WINTER GALA | Charity event featuring dinner, live music by Domino and an art auction. 6 p.m. at The Water’s Edge Country Club. Tickets $60 for individuals, $100 for couples. Discounts for tables of 8 and 10. Black tie optional. grandwintergala.com BEN TROUT TRIO | Live music at The Landing Restaurant, Moneta. 7:30 p.m. 540.721.1203, thelandingsml.com VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE |Presented by the Smith Mountain Arts Council with live big-band music provided by Let’s Dance. 7-10 p.m. at the SML YMCA at LakeWatch Plantation. Visit the web site for ticket information or call Marty Bowers at 540.297.0965. smithmountainartscouncil.com

CHARLIE PERKINSON TRIO | Live jazz music at The Blackwater Cafe, Moneta. 6-9 p.m. 540.721.4333, theblackwatercafe.com

FEB 24

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE | Feb. 24-26 and March 2-4 |Bedford’s Little Town Players present the classic comedy. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. 540.586.5881, littletownplayers.com

FEB 25

DOWNTOWN LOFT TOUR | Visit 8-10 furnished loft apartments in downtown Lynchburg to benefit the Free Clinic of Central Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets available Feb. 1 for $20 in advance or $25 the day of the tour. 434.847.5866, fccv.net

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BOAT & RV SHOW Feb 24-26 | Eight area dealers will display the newest models of boats, personal watercraft and RVs. A variety of other recreation and home-maintenance equipment and services providers will also display their wares. Sponsored by the Southwest Virginia Boat Dealers Association. Roanoke Civic Center Complex (indoors and outdoors). Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Cost: $7.50 for adults, free for children 12 and under with an adult. For more information and a list of participating dealers, log on to roanokeboatshow.com.

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PAGE # MAP ID

38

E7

Bob Riddick Roofing

35

E8

Carilion Clinic

11

E7

Clear View Railing

15

-

Dietz Lilly, Builders Inc.

19

-

-

Grand Home Furnishings Outlet

38

E7

Haywood's Jewelers

51

E7

Homestead Creamery

69

G4

Hughes Marine

15

A9

Interiors by Kris

21

E7

Jane Sullivan Horne, Prudential

5

E7

Johnathan's Restaurant

65

D7

Kebo Construction

68

-

Kevin A. Mele, P.C., CPA

8

C8

King's Grant

76

-

Kitchens at the Lake

44

-

Kroger

2

E7

Lake Inn

76

E7

Lakescapes Nursery

26

J9,E7

M.G. Construction

38

-

M.H. Eades, Inc.

12

-

Michael Dillon Custom Docks

72

-

Martinsville Dupont Credit Union

72

K4

Nationwide Insurance

76684

-

75

C8

Potter Construction

75

-

Pro-Line Trailor

71

-

Robert R. Bauer Building Contractors

31

-

RSI Rentals

76

E7

-

44

-

The Landing Restaurant

60

The Little Gallery

53

C8

The Water's Edge Country Club

49

G11

The Waterfront Country Club

49

C8

The Westlake Country Club

HALE

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HA

RM

49

C8

57

A9

TopNotch Lawncare

72

E7

Turner's Building, Inc.

37

J9

Virginia Dare Marina

58

E10

VitaZen

65

E7

Webster Marine Center

3

C8

Westlake Cinema

37

E7

Westlake Dental Office

4

E7

Westlake Salon & Spa

57

E7

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122

122

Westlake Towne Center

T. WY ER N H OK TO BO ING H AS W

122

616

636

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122 684

834

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NH

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2 4 1 8 4

116

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122 834

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655

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Tantastic

641

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CR

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919

122

EDWARD SVIL

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Snazzy Screen Solutions

DR

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SML Pressure Cleaning

H

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LA

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J5 C8

616 636

PL PO

23 24-25

Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce

951

BO

Seven Oaks Landscaping

678

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PD&M, Inc. General Contractors 739

635 116

GT ON

G4

634

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71

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678

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Noonkester Construction

HIL LR

D

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72

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37

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636

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Franklin Community Bank

2 4 1 0 1

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E7

116

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41

616

GRIMES CREEK

676

TLE

Faber CPA Firm, LLC

634

L IT

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675

RD

44

653

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Eric Smith, DDS

LYN

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H A R D Y

635

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58

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Emerson Creek Pottery

676

RD

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41

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HAR

STONEY CREEK

E7

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616

635

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681

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Capps Home Building Center

ING

DR

BMS Consulting

B

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E7

LAKEWATCH CIR

E8

57

ND IAN C

58

Blinds and Beyond

655

655

852

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Bayside Marina

636

MP J U

A9

RD

57

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Antique Mall at Mayberry

2 4 0 9 5

634

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E7

616 653

REEK

-

41

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Atlantic Bay Mortgage

A

BEAVER

Amrhein's

757

G O O D V I E W

757

RD

A9

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57

757

RDSV

Affordable Home Outlet

7

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122

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601

668

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616

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940

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665

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670

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2 4 1 7 6

662 840

647

659

660

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661

626 40

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834

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