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CONTENTS September/October 2014

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Editor’s Note

LAKE HOMES George and Michele Moonan will open their Cape Cod-cottage style home for the SML Charity Home Tour in October

Love the Lake

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Take the Laker With You

LAKE & GARDEN The winner of our 7th annual Lovely Laker Landscape Contest

SHORELINES

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ON THE WATER George and Marlyn Curnow are ready to show off their vintage Chris-Craft

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ART & CULTURE One Laker’s gleaming glass collection Singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock bringing his music to SML Chorus to perform an evening of international song

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FIT & HEALTHY Students and seniors team up for win-win relationship

Special Section

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SML CHARITY HOME TOUR GUIDE Home profiles, by-boat directions, tips for attending and more SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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CONTENTS September/October 2014

Savor

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SPIRITS A primer for the SML Wine Festival

Social Seen

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FALL EVENTS PREVIEW A roundup of the lake’s top autumn events

FEATURES

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CALENDAR Happenings in September and October

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OUT & ABOUT Photos from area events and activities

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Laker book page, crossword puzzle and advertiser index

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LAKE MAP Handy for getting around on-water and off

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DOCK TALE HOUR Columnist Kimberly Dalferes’ lighthearted look at life at the lake

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Editor’s Note

September/October 2014 Published by Laker Media 272 Westlake Road, Suite 1, Hardy, VA 24101 Phone: 540.721.4675 • Fax: 540.721.4627 smithmountainlake.com

STAFF

Another crazy, busy summer season is winding down at Smith Mountain Lake. Time to put away the lake toys and move on to what we refer to around our office as “festival season.” Civil War Days, the antique boat show, charity home tour, wine festival, harvest festival, Oktoberfest, chili festival – there’s no shortage of things to do at SML in the fall. If you’re visiting the area, you’ll want to keep this issue handy for details on all our great happenings, including a handy roundup that starts on Page 98. If you’re a local, consider attending an autumn event you’ve never been to before. You’re sure to find friendly people and beautiful scenery, while enjoying fun experiences that are uniquely SML.

EDITOR

Andie Gibson Andie.Gibson@smithmountainlaker.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Janette Saviano Janette.Saviano@smithmountainlaker.com PHOTOGRAPHER

Huong Fralin Huong.Fralin@smithmountainlaker.com SALES MANAGER

Tom Fraticelli Tom.Fraticelli@roanoke.com

This also is the time of year we kick off voting in our annual Best of Smith Mountain Lake Awards. From Sept. 1 to Nov. 9, visit smithmountainlake.com/best to cast your ballot for favorites in dozens of categories related to business, food, drink, lifestyle and activities at the lake. Award winners will be revealed in the January/ February issue and in our sister publication, Laker Weekly, in February. See Page 124 for more details.

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Tim Dye Tim.Dye@smithmountainlaker.com SUPPORT SPECIALIST

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George and Marlyn Curnow glide across the lake in It’s About Time, the featured vessel at this year’s SML Antique & Classic Boat Show and Festival. Photo by Don Petersen

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Home Tour Guide

Wine Festival Primer

Fall Events Roundup

Landscape Contest Winner

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Connie and Bob LeMasters of Huddleston spent the month of May traveling around South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Botswana to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. During their stay in Zimbabwe, the couple took this photo with the Laker at Victoria Falls, the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Victoria Falls is 354 feet tall, roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls.

In April, Jim Cain of Moneta took the January/February issue (which featured daughter MacKenzie on the cover) to Lapland for an international sales meeting. “Yes, we worked,” he said, “but also went snowmobiling through the woods, snowshoed through a small forest to a reindeer farm, drove ice carts, mushed dog sleds and went into the icy waters at a Finnish spa. ... This picture is in front of the famous Ice Hotel, where we had dinner at a very comfortable -4 Fahrenheit.”

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Rich Hart and daughter Destiny of Hardy took the Laker on a mission trip in February to Jinja, Uganda. The pair spent time working at a nutrition and rehabilitation center run by Serving His Children, a nonprofit organization with a mission to “break the cycle of malnutrition one life at a time” through inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient early intervention and community health and nutrition classes.

In May, Jim Smith, Vicki Rosenthal, Chris Steinmiller and Jim Steinmiller of Union Hall took a seven-day cruise that included stops in Key West, Florida, the Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico. The friends took time out from the fun to share this photo, taken at an open-air market in Cozumel.

Huddleston residents Tom and Ila Bayrer cruised to Europe and through the Mediterranean in May. They posed for this photo in Athens, Greece, at the famed Acropolis. The ancient citadel, located high on a rocky outcrop above the city, is home to the remains of several ancient buildings, including the Parthenon.

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In June, Judith Clark of Moneta and her daughter, Judi Robertson of Wirtz, took the Laker on a two-week Russian river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow. The trip included a stop in Pushkin, where they took this photo in the ballroom of the Catherine Palace, which dates back to 1717.

Tom and Suzanne Monaghan of Huddleston and Sue and Dick Robertson of Moneta took a soggy Laker Magazine along on a boat tour cruise of Niagara Falls. While visiting Canada and New York in June, the couples spent time in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a quaint village in southern Ontario’s wine country known for its beautifully landscaped shopping district; took a boat ride on the Erie Canal at Lockport, New York; and enjoyed wings in Buffalo at the Anchor Bar, where the delicacy originated.

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In May, James Doris of Rocky Mount took the Laker to Saranac Lake, New York, to share with family and friends. Doris’ daughter, Maureen Leitenberger of Glade Hill, was featured in the issue as owner of All Fired Up, winner of the silver award for Best New Business in the Laker’s 2014 Best of SML Awards.

Alison Huber of Union Hall took this shot of her kids, Megan and Max, in front of the Palacio Real de Madrid while on a weeklong trip to Spain. The nearly 1.5-million-square-foot palace is the official residence of the Spanish royal family but only is used for state ceremonies.

Kathi and Ken Britske of Wirtz spent the first day of summer visiting their niece, Caity, in Philadelphia. They took this shot with the Laker on Caity’s rooftop terrace with the city skyline in the background. The couple also enjoyed a double-decker bus sightseeing tour and dinner at the Kite & Key Gastro Pub, named for Benjamin Franklin’s famous lightning experiment.

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SHORELINES | LAKE HOMES

Spiritual Support George and Michele Moonan will open their Cape Cod cottage-style home, which they said they believe is a gift from God, to visitors of the 24th Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour Oct. 10-12.

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and never met. As it happened, we both went on a church-sponsored trip to Italy. When we got on the bus at the Rome airport, we were strangers, and two weeks later, we got off holding hands.” The Moonans have been married eight years and have four adult children between them. There are eight grandchildren, all on George’s side of the family. A love affair with Smith Mountain Lake began in 1986 when, after dropping off a daughter at Lynchburg College, George and his first wife, Susie, spotted signs for SML. They took a detour, rented a boat for a by-water look, contacted a real estate agent and purchased a lot in Winding Waters. As for the impulsiveness of the purchase, George said, “It was love at first sight. … I loved the fresh water and the in-between [moderate] climate. My three prerequisites were: deep water, a protected cove and a lot that faced east to avoid the hot afternoon sun.”


BELOW The front entry where the homeowners wrote favorite scripture passages on the walls during construction. George Moonan chose Joshua 24:15: “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Michele opted for Luke 1:37: “For nothing is impossible with God.”

BUILDING BASICS Year Built Completed in 2012 Square Footage Approximately 4,700 Design Style Cape Cod cottage Architecht Danny Goins, The Highlands Group, Roanoke Builder Ken Brodin Builder, Inc., Moneta Dock Builder Turner’s Building, Inc., Union Hall (pilings)

and Ken Brodin Builder, Inc., Moneta (boathouse) Interior Designer Pat Cundiff, P.A.C. Interiors, Moneta Landscaper Seven Oaks Landscapes-Hardscapes,

Glade Hill, and Marshall Stone, Rocky Mount

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SHORELINES | LAKE HOMES RIGHT From top, an oversized stone fireplace and large wooden beams create the feel of a rustic cottage in the main-level living room; the screened-in porch includes built-in storage, a grill and seating for six. BELOW Hats hang on the hooks of a French coat rack at the top of the stairs leading to the lower level.

The lot sat vacant for years until George and Michele attended a neighborhood picnic while vacationing here in 2009 and were wowed by the friendliness of the Winding Waters residents. “Why don’t we live here?” they asked one another. After three years of architectural planning and construction, the Moonans moved into their Cape Cod cottage-style home in 2012. Michele said she especially wanted cozy, homey spaces that created a feeling of comfort. The main level is dominated by the living room with a stacked-stone fireplace and oversized beams installed with pegs, no nails. George designed the wall unit that houses bookshelves and a TV. Close by is the master suite with tray ceiling, a European-style porch, and a bathroom with heated floor, stacked stone near the tub and a shade controlled by remote for privacy. George insisted on having a separate formal dining room to house his Directoire period china cabinet, acquired when he worked for IBM in France, and a 1760 Hepplewhite sideboard made in Williamsburg. In the informal breakfast area is a 1900s country French sideboard that contains a collection of teapots that belonged to George’s first wife. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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The kitchen has an alder island and cabinets of maple with fruitwood stain and a glaze. The counters are made of white springs granite. Nearby is the all-season room, a favorite of Michele’s, with white wicker furniture, two French birdcages and a gas fireplace. The room opens to the screened porch with a vented grill and river rock back splash. En route to the lower level is a portemanteau, a French coat rack, with hats on the hooks. This level’s guest accommodations include one bedroom with Michele’s doll collection, a pink guest room and a kids’ room with two sets of brightly colored bunk beds. The home includes photos of their blended family with former spouses, sketches of their previous homes and former spouses’ collections, but it all works together to create a beautiful picture of love lost, new love found and happiness at a new stage of life.

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ABOVE Charlie and Theresa Converse with granddaughter Abby, 10, beside the pond they added to their landscape in 2013. RIGHT From left, ceramic planters add a whimsical touch to the Converses’ upper deck; the pond’s resident duck; a decorative frog climbs one of the stone walls at the Converse home.


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LEFT From the back deck of their home, Theresa and Charlie Converse enjoy the sound of running water from two cascading waterfalls. BELOW Koi in a variety of sizes and colors reside in the couple’s pond.

KOI FACTS • Koi can live 80-100 years; owners often write them in their wills as property to pass on to loved ones. • A valuable koi can sell for up to $20,000; they are shipped from Japan on ice to keep them dormant during the journey.

Theresa discovered Smith Mountain Lake while traveling for her job as a healthcare consultant. She visited Roanoke and and fell in love with the area. In March 2002, they came to look at property. Charlie didn’t plan to be on the water, but Theresa really wanted a lakefront home. “Charlie grew up on a lake in New York, so I hired a fishing guide to take him out. I told him, ‘If you come back with a big fish, we’ll buy a lakefront home.’ He joked that it would have to be a big fish. Six hours later, he came back with a string of three huge fish. When he held them at chest level, the tails touched the ground. So we bought a lakefront lot and built an Arts and Crafts-style house.” 36 September • October 2014 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

• A koi is valued by its coloration, patterning and scalation (clarity or shininess of its scales). • The word koi or nishikigoi means brocaded carp. • Koi first were developed from common carp in Japan in the 1820s. • Koi are domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are selected or culled for color; they are not a different species but a subspecies, and will revert to the original coloration within a few generations if allowed to breed freely.


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Stonework around the pond and deck complement the natural appearance of the Converses’ garden, which includes foliage with various textures in shades of green, blue, yellow and red.

“We were drawn to the koi, and we both liked the concept of having a pond and the sound of running water.” Theresa Converse,

After purchasing a lot in The Water’s Edge, challenges started to arise. The couple’s Rochester house sold before their lake house was finished. They had to move the koi from the sold property, but the proposed ponds at the lake had not yet been built. After some brainstorming, they hit on the idea of temporarily housing the fish in a 4-foot-deep above-ground swimming pool. Once the lake house was ready, they bought large plastic bins to transport the fish. They put enough water into large plastic bags to cover the fishes’ backs, put one to three fish (depending on their size) into each bag, filled the bags with pure oxygen that would disseminate into the water slowly, and knotted them closed. Each bag of fish went into separate plastic bins, which were stacked in layers and filled the bed of the couple’s pickup truck.

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“We had no idea what would happen to them,” Theresa recalled. “We drove nonstop for 10 hours to get them to Virginia. It was midnight when we arrived at the house.” Immediately, the Converses released the koi into another above-ground swimming pool they had prepped in their garage. There, the fish awaited their new outdoor home. The Converses built a series of naturalistic ponds and streams that wandered through the back woods on their gently sloping lot. After a few years, they decided a more formal design would better suit the style of their house. They drew up rough plans for the design they envisioned, and then brought in Lynchburg-based landscape architect Norman Tharpe to finalize and implement the design with assistance from nearby Lakescapes Nursery. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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ABOVE Hostas, rhododendrons and azaleas are among the plants that thrive in the Converses’ garden. BELOW Bright green water hyacinths thrive in a “settling” pond, serving as a biofiltration system to purify the water that cascades to the fish pond below.

FOILING THE DEER Charlie and Theresa Converse brought 500 hostas from New York and lost them all to hungry deer. Determined not to let that happen again, they have developed a successful, three-pronged system to stop the pests in their tracks: 1. Throughout the year, they keep bars of soap (Dial brand) hanging in the trees around the perimeter of the property, replacing them 3-4 times per year. 2. As soon as the hosta first appear in spring, before the deer have a chance to get a whiff of them, Theresa sprinkles the granular Deer Scram Deer Repellent around the property boundary. She respreads it after every rain. 3. Beginning in early spring, Theresa sprays Bobbex Deer Repellent, a topical foliar spray, on the leaves of her plants. She reapplies every 10 days. “I’ve seen a doe and two fawns stand on the edge of the garden, sniff the air and leave,” said Theresa.

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“We looked into several people, but chose Norman because he has the most experience at the lake with koi,” said Theresa, noting Tharpe’s 30 years of expertise in design, installation and maintenance of water gardens and koi ponds around the region. Unfortunately, the home’s septic lines ran right through where they wanted the upper pond. They solved the problem by building a shallow, aboveground “settling” pond five feet lower than the deck off the back of the house. Well above ground and over the septic lines, the upper pond is too shallow for fish. Instead, the Converses planted water hyacinths, an ideal plant for biofiltration to purify the water that cascades to the fish pond below. The lower pond’s depth (6-8 feet) and steep sides provide no access for wading, foiling local herons that would relish a feast of koi. A stone wall hides the mechanics of the raised pond, and blends with the stone fireplace on the deck. To this hardscape, the Converses have planted a garden that focuses on foliage with various textures and myriad shades of green, blue, yellow and red. “There’s not a lot of color,” said Theresa, “and no annuals.” Instead, the couple has planted hostas, euonymous, nandina, spirea, lorapetalum, rhododendrons and azaleas. Charlie and Theresa Converse are passionate about koi and about landscaping. These two loves are a winning combination for this year’s Lovely Laker Landscape Contest. The couple takes home $1,000 in credit to use on plants, materials or anything else available at Lakescapes Nursery. Catriona Tudor Erler is a freelance garden writer, photographer and speaker who divides her time between Smith Mountain Lake and Charlottesville. She is the author of nine books on gardening and landscaping.


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After years of admiring the antique boats of others, George and Marlyn Curnow are ready to show off their vintage vessel at the SML Antique and Classic Boat Show.

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ABOVE Marlyn and George Curnow relax aboard It’s About Time, which will be the featured boat at the SML Antique and Classic Boat Show on Sept. 13 at Mariners Landing. LEFT The Curnows take their 1948 Chris-Craft out for a spin on Smith Mountain Lake.

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“One of my favorite aspects of the classic boat is the deep, throaty sound the engine makes. And it’s such a smooth ride, which provides an experience you can’t get from modern boats.” Marlyn Curnow, antique boating enthusiast

ABOVE The Curnows aboard their Chris-Craft U-22 Utility Sportsman, which they purchased in 2012

For years, Curnow appeased his love for old wooden boats by seizing every opportunity to catch a glimpse of them at boat shows. If there was a lake nearby with wooden boats on display, he would drop everything to go check them out. When his financial services career moved him from Chicago to Long Island, New York, he and Marlyn began vacationing on Lake George, in part because it is a hot spot for old wooden boats. After several more moves, the couple retired to SML in 2010. “We were drawn to Smith Mountain Lake because it reminds us of Lake George,” said Marlyn.

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“And it’s convenient to where our daughter lives in northern Virginia, and our son in Raleigh, North Carolina.” Shortly after their arrival at SML, the couple attended a boat show sponsored by the local chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. “Of course we went over to see the boats, and we ended up meeting a bunch of really neat people from the club,” said George. “We were invited to a meeting, and that’s when we realized we didn’t have to own an antique or classic boat to belong to the club.”


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For the next two years the couple focused on building their lake home and other hobbies. Marlyn, who used to own a graphic design business, is an expert quilter and works part time at The General Store at Westlake Corner. She lends her skills to many of the SML Antique and Classic Boat Society’s design needs. George enjoys financial consulting for some of the companies he used to work for and serves as vice president for the club. With encouragement from his club friends, George finally fulfilled his dream by buying a 1948 ChrisCraft U-22 Utility Sportsman in 2012. “I was a little intimidated because I’m not the craftsman that some of the other boat owners are. But I learned so much from them and realized there wasn’t anything I would run into in searching for my own boat that one of them hadn’t already experienced,” he said. The Curnows say they enjoy keeping the boat operational. “One of my favorite aspects of the classic boat is the deep, throaty sound the engine makes. And it’s such a smooth ride, which provides an experience you can’t get from modern boats,” said Marlyn. “We often take her out early in the evening and cruise along slowly. ... Or if our children and grandchildren are visiting, we’ll take them out. Our grandsons love the boat.” Though maritime lore holds that changing a boat’s name is a bad omen, the Curnows said they believed their vessel deserved a moniker that told their story. “The previous caretakers had named her Waves Gone By,” said George. “But when we thought of coming up with a new name, Marlyn and I just looked at each other and I said, ‘Well, it’s about time.’” So her new name became It’s About Time, and it certainly is.”

ABOVE From left, the engine and hull of the restored antique boat owned by Smith Mountain Lake residents George and Marlyn Curnow.

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LEFT Ferrum College professor Tony Giesen stands inside the gallery created to showcase his collection of cut glass from the American Brilliant Period. RIGHT A pitcher cut in Libbey’s herringbone pattern is one of the signature pieces in Giesen’s collection.

began cutting shapes into glass for decoration, he said. Centuries later, the American cut-glass industry began producing its own style, which reached its peak between 1876 and 1917. Giesen said the period, known to cut glass aficionados as the Brilliant Period, produced works that rivaled those produced in other, more established countries such as England and Ireland. Such frivolities became less important in the wake of World War I, leaving only 40 years’ worth of the luxury items to memorialize the era. What each sparkling item represents is priceless to a collector such as Giesen. “My mother had a couple cut glass pieces, and one day I was looking at them, thinking they were SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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so different, and asked her to tell me about them. She relayed some of their history to me, and I was fascinated. That’s when I began searching for and collecting them,” he said. A young Giesen “mowed a lot of grass and bought a lot of glass” to build his fledgling collection. “It’s ironic, really, because there was a time when no one wanted the stuff. It was considered junk, put out in boxes on the street for free,” he said. “Now it’s worth a lot.” His collection is insured for more than $400,000, but Giesen said it’s not the monetary value that’s important. “These pieces are irreplaceable. If I lost one, it’s not as though I could go find another. They’re one-of-akind,” he said. Like any genuine piece of art, creating a brilliant cutglass item requires an artistic mind, intuitive touch and vision of the final product. The American glasscutting industry demanded a particular combination of skills in its craftsmen, Giesen said. “It is a lost art. Cutters today have to complete a seven-year apprenticeship to become a professional cutter,” he said. “It’s more of a time commitment than most career degrees.” Giesen said he thinks it’s a shame that some collectors keep their collections private, never allowing their art to be seen by others. He is proud to share his at Ferrum College. “I wanted it to stay together. I wanted it all to be

Clockwise from left, this two-piece item from Giesen’s collection dates back to 19101911 and may be used as a punch bowl, vase or compote, a dish commonly used for serving fruit, nuts or candy; a water pitcher cut by L. Straus & Sons in the Prince William pattern, circa 1902; a large ice cream tray in the Hindoo pattern cut by J. Hoare & Company, circa 1901.

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uddy Mondlock is the creative mind behind songs made famous by the likes of Garth Brooks, Joan Baez, Nanci Griffith and Art Garfunkel. On Oct. 24, Mondlock will bring his talent to Smith Mountain Lake for a performance of original songs. Sponsored by the Smith Mountain Arts Council, the event will take place at 8 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta. SMAC events coordinator Mike DeGiorgi said a friend introduced him to Mondlock’s music a few years ago. “When I listened to Buddy’s work, I was really struck by the imagery in his songwriting,” said DeGiorgi. “I think his songs are fabulous. ‘New Jersey Sunset’ makes you feel like you’re watching the best episodes of ‘The Sopranos.’ ‘Poetic Justice’ was written with Tom Kimmel, who has performed in this area a few times. Buddy is probably best known for writing ‘The Kid,’ recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1996.” DeGiorgi said he hopes for a good turnout for the show, even if residents aren’t familiar with Mondlock’s work. “I think it’s going to boil down to people trusting SMAC to

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ABOVE Aaron Garber, director of The Chorus of the Blue Ridge. RIGHT Clockwise from top left, Garber conducts The Chorus of the Blue Ridge, which will perform on Nov. 1 at Trinity; Garber leads a practice of the 40-member ensemble; organist is one of many hats the musician wears.

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oices lifted in traditional folk music from Canada, Mexico, Australia, Russia and other countries will fill Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta in early November when The Chorus of the Blue Ridge presents its fall performance, “Around the World in 80 Minutes.” Under the direction of organist, pianist, composer and founding director Aaron Garber, the 40-member choral ensemble will perform on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. at Trinity, as well as on Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem. Selections will include: “Oh, Shenandoah” from the U.S., “O Canada,” Australia’s “Waltzing Matilda,” “De Colores” from Mexico, plus music representing Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Brazil and more. “It will be a truly international evening of song,” said chorus president Linda Worman. “It’s our 14th season; many of the voices have been with us from the inception. All of us are enthusiastic about this globetrotting program.” Past performances have included music ranging from classics (Haydn, Mozart) to show tunes (Cole Porter) to pops (“Great Love Songs of the 20th Century”). “It’s a hard-working group, led by a fantastically talented director,” Worman said. “Once this concert is over, we’ll begin preparing for our spring program, March 21 and 22 performances of the Garber/ [Richard] Bansemer-composed

oratorio, ‘Mary, the Mother of Jesus.’” A recognized regional talent who serves as director of music ministry at Trinity, Garber enhances musical offerings for SML residents and visitors in a variety of ways. “His talents as an organist, pianist, soloist, composer and conductor of our choir add immensely to our worship experience,” said the Rev. Phillip Bouknight, co-pastor at Trinity. “And his contacts with musicians in and around this area have brought us an incredible diversity of special music presentations that have enlivened our expressions of praise to Lord God.” Garber earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Bridgewater College (which later named him 2007 Young Alumnus of the Year) and, upon graduation, returned to the 2,000-acre, 500-cow family homestead in nearby Augusta County to make dairy farming his life’s work. “After two years of being on the farm full time, I realized I wanted to get back into music,” he said. “I actually remember the moment I knew: while milking cows one day, I reflected on my experiences as a student conductor and realized that conducting would be the best fit to my abilities and personality.” Garber, who went on to earn a master’s of music in choral conducting from the University of Tennessee, conducts the Lynchburg-based Jefferson Choral Society and has worked


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on the adjunct music faculty at Roanoke College and Hollins University. He made his debut as guest conductor of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra in 2011 when he conducted the commissioned premiere of his “Dies Irae” and Dvorak’s “Te Deum.” He also has conducted several of his own major works,

all scored for full orchestra, chorus and soloists. “There are two parts I like most about my profession,” Garber said. “First is the teamwork that it takes for choirs to come together to make a concert effective. The second is the positive influence that music has on performers and audience members alike.”

Asked how he juggles leadership of so many groups and performances, Garber was matter-of-fact: “I work best with darts flying all around me. I do have a lot happening, but I know my limits and won’t exceed them.” – Jerry Hale

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ifth-grader Gabe Hardy doesn’t enjoy math, but he does like writing stories he can read to his friend, Dottie Phillips. Gabe and Dottie are not in the same class at school. They aren’t even from the same generation, but the two are joined together for a story, a game or a puzzle during trips that Gabe and his Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy schoolmates make to Runk & Pratt’s nearby SML Retirement Village. “Every time I come here it’s like seeing a bunch of good friends,” said Gabe, 11. “I’ve known Miss Dottie for a long time.” And it’s a break from the books, which Gabe says he doesn’t mind. “I like that when I come here I don’t have to learn anything – except I get to learn about the residents, and they tell me their childhood stories,” he said. “It’s always a fun time.” Phillips, 90, said interacting with children is something she’s always enjoyed. “I used to be a kindergarten teacher, so when the younger ones come, I like that,” she said. SMLCA, which operates out of Halesford Baptist Church, is a private school serving 80 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Service to the community has been integral in all six years of the school’s existence, including the relationship with Runk & Pratt. Megan Smith, who teaches fourth and fifth grades, said the visits are valuable for both the students and the seniors. “The kids really enjoy interacting with the residents,” said Smith. “They always come away retelling stories that the seniors have shared with them. One student learned how to play checkers because a couple of the residents taught her how. Then, as she played another classmate, the residents watched and egged them on.”

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RIGHT From left, 6th-graders Jaylynn Sellers and Anna Rose Bouknight look over a journal entry while visiting Runk & Pratt; Gabe Hardy reads out loud to residents. BELOW Students, parents, teachers and administrators carol through the halls at Runk & Pratt in December 2013 as part of their community outreach efforts. The students also delivered homemade cards and goody bags.

“I like that when I come here I don’t have to learn anything – except I get to learn about the residents, and they tell me their childhood stories. It’s always a fun time.” Gabe Hardy, SML CHriStian aCadeMy 5tH-Grader

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Janie Bush, activities director for Runk & Pratt, said the residents and students enjoy a variety of activities together during the visits. “They will play games or put together puzzles. Sometimes a librarian from Westlake Library will come over and read to the whole group,” said Bush. The students brighten the holidays for the seniors by making and delivering Valentine’s Day cards and Christmas goody bags. They perform songs and read journal entries to the residents. The visits last about an hour, which Bush said is generally the amount of time residents can handle the children’s energy.

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“The teachers have told me that it is the highlight of the students’ day to come and see us,” said Bush. “And the seniors light up as the children come through the door. It’s a win-win for both groups.” The school’s interim administrator Karen Hiltz said she believed the most important benefit for the students is the character lesson being developed through the partnership. “It encourages the students in community outreach,” said Hiltz. “One of our parents relayed to me that this is one of the most memorable activities her daughter has participated in at the school, that it has really helped her develop a heart for others.” Students who have participated in the visits to Runk & Pratt the longest know most of the residents by name and have built special friendships with one or two seniors in particular. During one recent visit, Gabe Hardy and Dottie Phillips chatted about family, careers, school and bingo. Phillips shared that she is originally from Kentucky and was married for 66 years. When she was teaching, she said students always had a difficult time moving up to the next grade each year. “Kids are always reluctant to go to the next grade,” Gabe agreed, sharing with his friend a desire to work as a scientist or a baker. As Hardy carried on about his love for cooking, Phillips warmly told him, “You can come and visit me anytime.”


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he Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour is distinctive in that all eight homes open to visitors on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 10-12, can be reached by lake and land. And, given that choice, die-hard Lakers likely will opt for the water route whenever possible. “Ken and I love being out on the water,” said SML resident and tour regular Jean Hurt. “We generally arrange for out-of-town guests to join us for tour weekend, and going from home to home by boat is a great way to show them the lake. Besides, often the homes show their very best from the lake approach.”

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“If the weather’s good,” Ken Hurt added, “we definitely prefer the water route. It’s usually faster and easier to get between houses that way. Tour volunteers staff each dock to assist with docking and to help get tour-goers in and out of their boats. They even remind us not to leave our tickets on board. If it appears there will be a long wait for docking space, we just move on and return when it is less crowded.” Others use the “designated driver” approach, wherein a skipper drops off passengers and then lingers nearby while tour-goers explore each home. This year’s tour is efficient by water, with the homes concentrated on the lower Roanoke (all below


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Hales Ford Bridge), in Witcher Creek and a short distance up the Blackwater channel. Take along this issue of the Laker, which includes by-boat directions, as well as a copy of the 2014 Laker Map, available for free in racks around the region and at the Laker Media office (272 Westlake Road, behind Kroger). Pre-mark the route that’s best for you, depending on your starting point. The SML Water Safety Council recommends all taking the tour by boat wear properly-fitting life jackets. At the very least, a jacket for each occupant should be on deck (rather than stowed away under seats or in a compartment) for easy access.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Need to rent a boat? Several area businesses rent boats and personal watercraft by the day or hour. For a list, pick up a copy of Laker Out & About or Laker Map, which also can be used to plot your route before heading out.

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SML Charity Home Tour homes are profiled on the following pages in an order designed to provide an efficient trip by boat starting from Hales Ford Bridge. The numbers for each home correspond to the official SML Charity Home Tour brochure, which is ordered on best visiting sequence by land. It is not the recommended sequence for boaters. Whether attending by boat or car, you may visit the homes in any order you wish. GPS coordinates given for each home’s dock are approximate. Times indicated are estimated times from one dock to another with calm water and minimal boat traffic. Running time on tour days may be somewhat longer, depending on conditions. Use extra care around docks and other congested areas.

Both publications are free and available in many Laker Magazine racks throughout the area, at marinas, Laker Media’s offices (272 Westlake Road, behind Kroger) and the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza. Info at your fingertips Visit our 2014 SML Charity Home Tour map online at smithmountainlake.com/ hometour for interactive directions. From your smartphone, scan this QR code. For smartphone users, m.lakermap.com offers a convenient directory of lake-area businesses in a variety of categories, including boat rentals, shopping and dining. Tap to get directions, contact info and interactive maps.

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Charities Proceeds from the 2014 SML Charity Home Tour will benefit the following area non-profit organizations. For additional information, visit smlcharityhometour.com/charities.

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NAVIGATION & DOCKING

When heading downstream (toward the dam), odd-numbered (green) channel markers will be on the right, and even-numbered (red) markers will be on the left. Going upstream (away from the dam), the opposite will be true. Lower-numbered markers are nearer the dam. Channel markers do not indicate distance to the dam or to one another, but rather channel boundaries in numerical sequence. It is prudent to stay well clear of all markers, especially if water is below full pond at the time of the tour. Watch for floating debris, especially if there has been significant rain. Unless otherwise directed, keep to the right side of river channels. Orange banners will mark the dock of each Charity Home Tour home and volunteers will be on hand to assist boaters. At some homes, more than one dock will be in use; at others, dock space may be limited, and boaters may have to wait their turn to tie up. Do not use any dock where there is no one available to help with docking.

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WANT TO GO? SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE CHARITY HOME TOUR What Eight waterfront homes, accessible by car or boat,

featuring distinctive architecture, interior design and landscaping are open for tours. Proceeds benefit eight area charities. When Oct. 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance online or at local outlets (see website for a complete list); $25 on home tour days at the individual homes (cash or check only) or the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza Contact To find out more about this year’s homes and charities, to volunteer or purchase tickets, visit smlcharityhometour.com or call (540) 297-8687. More Info For additional coverage of the 2014 event, pick up

the Oct. 8 issue of our sister publication, Laker Weekly, which will include the official SML Charity Home Tour Guide. Online, visit smlcharityhometour.com.


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Munn Home

#4 ON MAP AND HOME TOUR BROCHURE GPS: 37:07.149 N; 79:39.691 W

The Munn home underwent a makeover, including total house renovations, an addition, and extensive landscaping/hardscaping to resolve drainage issues. Little remains of the original appearance of the building or property. The addition included a garage, music room, master suite and exercise room with additional space underneath. New elements include beams, wood doors, trim and railings, all portraying the architect’s “Lux Lodge” Arts and Crafts design. The kitchen and fireplace were redone, and hardwood floors were installed. The remodeled deck has a wide view of Betty’s Creek. New exterior elements include roof extensions, stone and a new dock, all complementing the style. Engineered boulder walls retain the embankments on this sloping lot. The walk from the dock may have you puffing. 74 September • October 2014 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

BY BOAT: Beginning at Hales Ford Bridge, travel downstream (toward Smith Mountain Dam), passing marker R27 on your right (starboard) side. Bear right into Betty’s Creek just before reaching the island situated between the entrances to Betty’s and Becky’s creeks. Angle across the mouth of Betty’s Creek toward the left shoreline, passing two small coves on the left. Slowly approach the third dock beyond, marked by a tall orange banner and staffed with volunteers to assist with docking. Approximate run time: 10–12 minutes


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Moonan Home

#5 ON MAP AND HOME TOUR BROCHURE GPS: 37:05.344 N; 79:38.372 W

The Moonan home is a Cape Cod cottagestyle house with intimate rooms, big windows, overhead pegged beams and abundant white trim. “I love intimate, inviting spaces,” said Michele Moonan, and the home reflects this cozy style. George acquired antique furniture while living in France; she collected pharmacy memorabilia, dolls and figurines. Both previously widowed, the couple combined their two households in this lake home, designed and built especially for them over three years. They also honor their former spouses in mementos, photos and the display of their collections. From the street, the steep driveway requires sure footing. 76 September • October 2014 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

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BY BOAT: Return to the mouth of Betty’s Creek and turn downstream, keeping the “barrier” island to port. Look for second cove on right after R25, with two no-wake buoys halfway in. Pass between the buoys and on to the 10th dock (fourth with cupola) on the right. Approximate run time: 10-12 minutes


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Brownell/Shaw Home

#1 ON MAP AND HOME TOUR BROCHURE GPS: 37:06.108 N; 79:37.234 W

The 5,000-square-foot Brownell/Shaw home was completely remodeled and redesigned by the homeowners in the Arts and Crafts style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Though the original footprint remains, before-and-after photos show the drastic changes and rearrangements to the home, which now include six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a gourmet kitchen with 10-foot island and three copper sinks, and coffered-ceiling dining area opening to the great room. Outside, stylishly trimmed windows were added, along with new shingle siding and roof support details of Arts and Crafts design. It’s a gentle slope from the dock.

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BY BOAT: Exit the Moonan’s cove and angle across the Roanoke channel, passing R22 on your left. Pass WC 1 that designates the beginning of Walton Creek, following the left shoreline to the 12th dock on left. The Shaw/Brownell home is tan with brown trim and sports a flag pole on shore and diving board on dock. Approximate run time: 10-12 minutes


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Van Dyke Home

#2 ON MAP AND HOME TOUR BROCHURE GPS: 37:06.309 N; 79:36.051 W

Although the home of Paul and Nancy Stanley Van Dyke looks new, the 26-year-old home was recently remodeled. The homeowners desired a high-ceiling garage, which they got, along with a new wing with master suite and guest quarters, new kitchen, hickory flooring, new siding and other improvements. Everything looks open, bright and welcoming. Interesting artifacts include a South African zebra rug, masks and huge stuffed kudu (a type of antelope) above the fireplace. A media room cleverly converts to guest bedroom, and a large gaming area opens to a patio with outdoor kitchen and firepit. An antique fountain greets guests on the street side. Those arriving by boat have an easy walk to the house. 80 September • October 2014 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

BY BOAT: Exit the Brownell/Shaw cove, staying toward left and passing the no-wake markers at Virginia Dare Marina. Head straight into the main section of Walton Creek, staying left when that section forks. The VanDyke’s gray-and-white dock will be on right almost at the end of the cove. Approximate run time: 5-7 minutes


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Massa Home

#6 ON MAP AND HOME TOUR BROCHURE GPS: 37:04.990 N; 79:38.019W

In Montego Bay, the Massa home has a high view to the lake and Smith Mountain. The open-concept main floor with decorative columns provides a backdrop for a treasure trove of antiques, each item with its own story. There are several marbletopped tables; dining room antiques include an 1800s table, corner cabinet and buffet, antique chairs and lamps. A pie safe, dough box and trunks provide useful storage. The lower level includes a pool table and a walnut-topped bar, formerly used as a tailor’s bench by Pat Massa’s grandfather. Collections include miniature houses, Doulton dolls, Rose Medallion china, Delftware tobacco jars, birth plates, Santas and Dickens houses displayed in an upright trough. 82 September • October 2014 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

BY BOAT: Backtrack out of Walton Creek, pointing toward the distant Park Place water tower and then entering the S-curve. Continue straight as you pass R17, leaving the water tower and small islands to your right. Pass along the outside of R15, then round the single shoal marker at the point of Park Place into the Montego Bay cove. Stay straight ahead when the cove bends, avoiding the shallows on your port side. Docking is at the nearby home of Bob and Ann Kosel, in the “heel” of that boot-shaped cove. Approximate run time: 10-12 minutes


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The Diederich home demonstrates the power of vision and creativity when renovating a small cabin. Everything is new in the home, which doubled in size to 1,800 square feet and looks vintage in Arts and Crafts style. Notice the animal designs: pairs of herons, lizards, frogs each separated from its mate as Charlie is from his late wife, who passed away before the remodeling of “Bonnie’s Bungalow.” Carved wood sculptures TAIN SMITH MOUN

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(a 10-foot bear, two herons and a 20-foot totem pole) decorate woodsy landscape, which includes abundant rhododendron. A paver driveway becomes a path to the lake, passing ponds, a waterfall, stone patio and firepit. The path to the dock is steep, so use caution. BY BOAT: Backtrack out the Montego Bay cove to the main channel, keeping the two shoal markers where you enter the main channel to your right. Head down the Roanoke River toward Vista Pointe condos, avoiding the shoal markers between R11 and R8 (adjacent to the Bernard’s Landing Marina cove). Pass R6, then angle left around R4 and R2 and on toward the dam’s cut. Spot W1 in the distance at your 11 o’clock bearing and head toward it. Pass W1 on your left and follow that shore until you point toward the cove’s center finger. Enter that and look for the dock flag and totem pole about a third of a mile down, on the righthand shoreline of that finger. Approximate run time: 25-30 minutes


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Bob and Pat Wetherel’s home in Contentment Island, with its cedar shake exterior, has a Nantucket look about it. Large windows show views of the lake and lush landscaping. The threelevel 8,800-square-foot home has vintage touches reminiscent of the 1920s, including antique doors (nine from a home in Covington, entry door from Roanoke and side door from Boston); dark wood trim; retro tile work; antique-looking tub; medallion ceilings; and vintage light fixtures. Dramatic hall closet doors came from a Rocky Mount bowling alley. The four-bedroom home also includes a seven-seat theater and adjoining game room with dark-wood bar. The walk from the dock up to the house is an easy one.

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BY BOAT: Exit Witcher Creek, pass R2 and angle across the large bay toward Vista Pointe and, further on, B1 (which marks the entrance to the Blackwater River). Angle to the right of the channel, rounding markers B2, B4, B6 and B8. Adjacent to B10, begin angling across the channel, passing the no-wake buoys of Pelican Point Marina on your left. Continue angling across the cove beyond the marina, aiming toward the Wetherel home to your right of the free-standing chimney, large oak and yellow house on the point that is dead ahead. Deeper water is to the right of Wetherel’s dock; avoid shoal buoy and rocks on the point to left of the dock. Approximate run time: 25-30 minutes


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The home of Mark and Jacqueline Oliver has a number of automotive-themed mementos and art that reflect the homeowners’ interests – Mark rides a Harley Davidson and Jacqueline a BMW trike. Two outdoor decks running the length of the home provide a long view down the Blackwater channel toward Smith Mountain. Empty lots on each side provide privacy for the property. The 5,000-squarefoot home has three bedrooms and an office. There are two stone fireplaces and stone-fronted bars, plus a family-heirloom grandfather clock, antique secretary, round-glass curio cabinet and an oversized media console on the lower level. Pontoons may pull up on the secluded beach just before the dock. 88 September • October 2014 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

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On Sept. 27 and 28, LakeWatch Plantation will be filled with the tinkling sound of wine glasses being toasted, the savory aromas of grilled goodies, the chords of live music and the convivial conversations of folks enjoying the 26th Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival.

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he SML Wine Festival, which began in 1988 with just a few local wineries, has grown to include 27 wineries from around the state, representing a vast assortment of winemaking philosophies. Every style of wine – from light, sweet fruit-based wines to serious French and Italian-styled varieties – will be represented. In addition, 85 vendors will be on hand showcasing a variety of arts and crafts, and live music is scheduled for both days. With so much activity, you may be wondering how to get the most out of the lake’s most popular event. Following are some expert tips, honed over years of attending various wine festivals.

ABOVE A large crowd enjoys the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival in 2013, the event’s silver anniversary.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Start by visiting the websites of the attending wineries in advance and learning which wineries make the style of wine that interest you. If you enjoy fruit-based wines, take a look at Brooks Mill Winery and Peaks of Otter Winery. If you prefer more classical, European-style wines, consider finding out more about Barboursville, Virginia Mountain Vineyards, Rockbridge and Fincastle Vineyard. Prince Michel, Chateau Morrisette and Williamsburg Winery, the three largest wineries in the state, run the gamut from sweet, fruity wines to big reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon. Byrd Cellars makes both sweet fruit wines and more serious wines. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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DRESS APPROPRIATELY

This time of year, the weather can range from sweltering hot to cool and rainy. As one who has visited the SML Wine Festival many times, I have seen all of the above weather patterns. If it looks like a hot day, a hat will help keep you cool and water may be purchased at the festival. If the forecast calls for rain, take an umbrella and wear your galoshes – the festival takes place rain or shine.

Attendees at the 2013 SML Wine Festival sample a red wine. Crowds typically are smaller on Sunday, allowing for more one-on-one time with winemakers.

WANT TO GO? 26th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival What Fundraiser for the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce featuring 27 Virginia wineries, 85 craft and food vendors, as well as live music When Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where LakeWatch Plantation, 14374 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta (Virginia 122 south of Hales Ford Bridge) What You’ll Hear Tim Martin and Fuzzy Logic will play Saturday. Sunday’s scheduled act is The Harwell-Grice Band. Tickets Tasters are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Nontasters are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. Purchase tickets online or find a list of local sales outlets at visitsmithmountainlake.com. Advance ticket deadline is 5 p.m. on Sept. 26. Tickets may be used either day. All tasters will receive a complimentary wine glass at the gate. More info The event takes place rain or shine (no refunds). Free parking is provided. No pets or coolers are permitted. Contact 540.721.1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com

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PICK YOUR DAY

It’s worth noting that the vibe at the SML Wine Festival differs on the two days of the event. Saturday tends to be party central with large numbers of people tasting away and having a good time. Sunday is quieter with a more studious and reflective crowd. If you desire to speak personally with winemakers and grape growers to learn more about how wine is made, I recommend attending on Sunday. Discovering techniques used to make the type of wines you like will help you find wine made in your favored style in the future.

PLAN YOUR APPROACH

You could visit all 27 booths and sample everything available – a strategy that virtually guarantees you’ll be tossing your cookies at some point during the day. In addition to sheer quantity, the hot weather that often accompanies the wine festival can exacerbate the effects of alcohol. Consider a smarter approach. First, if you intend to drink more than a few samples, make sure you’ve lined up a designated driver (discount tickets are available). You also can make arrangements to stay with lake-area friends or at a nearby hotel or condo and drive home the following day. Second, after you taste the wine, spit it out so as to not ingest too much alcohol. Professional wine-shop buyers and restaurant owners always spit when sampling copious wines at trade tastings, thereby avoiding bad wine-purchasing decisions made with impaired judgment. While spitting sounds


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like a disgusting breach of etiquette, it can be done discretely. Carry a plastic cup with you and hold it close to your mouth when expectorating. When the cup gets full, slip to an area bereft of people and pitch the wine into the grass. When you get into your car to leave, you will be glad you don’t have a stomach full of wine. Law enforcement officers at the festival will detain anyone who is visibly intoxicated until he or she has a designated driver. Finally, be selective. Just as you would not want to taste every item sold in a supermarket, you don’t have to taste every wine available at a wine festival.

TAKE NOTES AND SAVE

You may find jotting down notes about wines to be useful. I use a clipboard with a wine-glass holder clamped to it. If you find some wines you like, consider buying a few bottles or even a case to take home and enjoy. Most wineries offer graduated discounts on multiple bottles, so the more you buy, the more you save. The SML Wine Festival also provides a wine pickup service where purchased bottles are transported by a volunteer in a cart to a pickup point near the exit gate. The free service allows you to collect your purchased wine when you leave and avoid lugging it around all day.

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SAVOR | SPIRITS A sample of red wine is poured into one of the souvenir wine glasses included with each taster ticket to the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival.

Gordon Kendall has more than 25 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 email editor@smithmountainlaker.com.


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Now in its third year, the lake’s hot air balloon event has been expanded to include additional festival activities. According to organizer Michelle Aznavorian, the renamed Balloons & Tunes will feature a cruise-in of classic cars and motorcycles, live music, food vendors and artisan vendors starting at 3 p.m. Tethered hot air balloon rides will be available for $20 per person beginning at 6 p.m. The balloons will rise about 100 feet but stay tethered to the ground, Aznavorian explained. “This year, it will be a five-minute ride, instead of just up and right back down,” she said. “That will definitely give people more time so they can look around. The ticket also can be applied toward a private chartered flight.” After dark, the hot air balloons will be lit up in a glow ceremony before rising into the air. Balloonists will be available for private flights Sept. 5-8. Cost for a three-hour adventure (one hour of flight time) is $250 per person. Call Aznavorian at (540) 871-0321 for more information or to schedule.

Date Sept. 6 Times/Location Festival begins at 3 p.m.; tethered flights at 6 p.m.; balloon glowing ceremony after dark. All events at Downtown Moneta, 1123 Old Moneta Road, Moneta Cost $20 for tethered flights; free admission to festival and balloon glowing ceremony More info (540) 8710321, downtownmoneta. com or facebook.com/ DowntownMoneta

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Dates Sept. 5-7 Times Friday, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., dinner and dance at 6 p.m. ($10 additional fee); Sunday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location LakeWatch Plantation, 14374 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta Cost $5 for ages 12 and older; $2 for ages 5-11, free for children 5 and younger More info (540) 483-3030, franklincountycivilwardays.org

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Now in its fourth year, this event commemorates the Sesquicentennial period of the Civil War, which is being recognized from 2009 through 2015, according to event chairman Phil Sheridan. Friday’s activities will include living history and military demonstrations for local school children. Events on Saturday and Sunday are open for the public to explore military camps; browse artisan and food vendors; and view living history presentations and military demonstrations, which include portrayals of generals Jubal Early, Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart. A battle reenactment is scheduled each day at 2 p.m.


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Now in its 24th year, this popular lakeside event allows antique and classic boat enthusiasts to share their appreciation of the vessels with the public. According to organizer George Blosser, more than 50 boats will be on display, along with approximately 25 antique and custom cars. Craft and food vendors will be on site, and activities for children are scheduled, including a youth judging contest. To read more about this year’s featured antique boat, turn to Page 42.

Date Sept. 13 Time/Location 10 a.m.4 p.m. at Mariners Landing Resort, 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

More info (540) 352-8653, jeanandalan588@msn.com or woodenboats.net

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Cost Free, but donations are excepted for charities supported by the SML Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society

Harvest Time of 1864 This special event offers an opportunity for Booker T. Washington National Monument to expand its daily educational programming and general tours and host a wide variety of fun activities and demonstrations, according to Park Superintendent Carla Whitfield. Attendees will experience what harvest time would have been like on a mid-19th Century Virginia tobacco plantation. “The harvest program is also a time for community to have fun ‘down on the farm’ through farm tours, educational displays, hearth-cooking demos, wagon rides, food, music and plenty of good times for all ages,” said Whitfield.

Date Sept. 20 Time 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location Booker T. Washington National Monument, 12130 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy Cost Free More info (540) 721-2094, nps.gov/bowa

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One of the lake’s most popular annual events, the SML Wine Festival will feature 27 Virginia wineries, 85 artisan, craft and food vendors, as well as live music by Tim Martin and Fuzzy Logic (Saturday) and The HarwellGrice Band (Sunday). Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. To rent a chalet to host a private party or corporate gathering, contact the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the festival, in its 26th year. Advanced tickets are for sale online, at numerous regional outlets and at the SML Visitor Center a Bridgewater Plaza. Log on to visitsmithmountainlake.com for a complete list. For additional coverage of the SML Wine Festival, turn to Page 92.

Fall Family Festivals

BRIDGEWATER PLAZA FALL FESTIVAL Date Oct. 4 Time/Location 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway., Moneta What Retail sales, craft vendors, activities for kids and more Cost Free More info (540) 721-1596, bridgewaterplaza.com DOWNTOWN MONETA TRICK-OR-TREAT FESTIVAL Date Oct. 31

Time/Location 5-9 p.m., 1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta

Cost Free More info (540) 871-0321, downtownmoneta.com

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What Family event with face painting, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and more.

Dates Sept. 27-28 Times Saturday, 11 a.m.6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.5 p.m. (rain or shine) Location LakeWatch Plantation, 14374 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta Cost Taster tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Non-tasters are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate. Children 12 and younger admitted free. More info (540) 721-1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com


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Date Oct. 4 Time 10:30 a.m. trail run/walk; noon-5 p.m. festival Location Westlake Towne Center, 75 Builders Pride Dr., Hardy Cost Run/walk: varies (see website). Festival: $5 for adults with kids 13 and younger free More info (540) 721-9622 (run/walk); (540) 721-5288 (festival), SMLOktoberfest.com

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Now in its second year, this event includes a 5K run/walk that starts at Westlake Towne Center, winds through trails at Booker T. Washington National Monument and finishes at Sunken City Brewery for an afternoon Oktoberfest. Live music will be provided by Harbour Towne Fest Band, which performs authentic German-style music. The event also will feature a children’s play area, food and drink vendors, as well as Sunken City beer, including a special Oktoberfest brew. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Proceeds benefit the Smith Mountain Lake YMCA.

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SML Dragon Boat Race & Festival A benefit for the Presbyterian Community Center in Roanoke, the Dragon Boat Race and Festival is moving from mid-September to the first Saturday in October. Now in its third year, the event involves teams comprised of

19-25 crew members who race in a 44-footlong canoe-like fiberglass and wooden boats adorned with brightly colored scales and an ornate dragon head and tail. The Pan American Dragon Boat Association will provide all boats, paddles, life jackets, pre-race practice sessions and steering staff. Team registration is available online at smldragonboatrace.com. Race spectators are welcome. Those who want to watch the races are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

Date Oct. 4 Time 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location Parkway Marina, 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston Cost See website for details on cost to enter a team in the race. Festival admittance is free. More info (540) 982-2911, smldragonboatrace.com DON PETERSEN

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On Columbus Day weekend, eight waterfront homes will be open for tours to the general public to benefit eight lake-area charities. All homes are accessible by water and by road. If traveling by boat, volunteers will be available at each home to assist with docking. For additional coverage, turn to Page 66 and pick up a copy of the Oct. 8 issue of Laker Weekly, which will include the official SML Charity Home Tour Guide.

Dates Oct. 10-12 Times Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Cost $20 in advance online and at select outlets (see website for details) or $25 on tour days at the individual homes (cash or check). Tickets are valid for all three days. More info (540) 297-8687, smlcharityhometour.com, facebook. com/smlcharityhometour HUONG FRALIN | 2012 SML CHARITY HOME TOUR

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Date Nov. 1 Time 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location Bridgewater Plaza, 16430 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta Cost $5 More info (540) 721-1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com ANDIE GIBSON

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1 ALPACA FARM TOURS | Daily through Oct. 18 | At Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas, Hardy. $5 per person, children under 3 free. Reserved tours 9 a.m.-noon; open house tours noon-5 p.m. (540) 719-0281, smithmountainlakefarm.com

3 ERYNN MARSHALL & CARL JONES | Live music at the Harvester. 7:30 p.m. $10, $5 ages 8-15.

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THE LEGACY MOTOWN REVIEW | Live music at the Harvester. 7 p.m. $10

5 FRANKLIN COUNTY CIVIL WAR DAYS | Sept. 5-7 | See Page 100 for details. WINERY OPEN HOUSE | Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 | Sample a variety of wine and apples at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. (540) 586-3707, peaksofotterwinery.com

COUNTRY FAIR | Agricultural displays, kids’ activities, competitions and demonstrations at Sedalia Center, Big Island. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and younger. (434) 299-5080, sedaliacenter.org PAINTING DEMO | Artist Tracy Marshall at The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza, 1-3 p.m. (540) 721-1596, thelittlegallerysml.com BALLOONS & TUNES | Hot air balloon festival. See Page 98 for details. LIVE MUSIC | At Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight

7 TIM MARTIN | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 2-6 p.m.

9 WINE DINNER | Themed dinner at The Blackwater Café with 4-5 courses. Reservations required.

COREY HUNLEY & THE MILLIONAIRES & THE RUTLEDGE BAND | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $10

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $22.50

LIVE MUSIC | At Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight.

KRIS ALLEN | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $18

6 LIVING HISTORY EVENT | Sept. 6-7 | At Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. Tours on the hour from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. (540) 721-2094, nps.gov.bowa

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TWO FOR THE ROAD | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight

13 SML ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SHOW AND FESTIVAL | See Page 101 for details. PAINTING DEMO | Artist Judy Meyler at The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza, 1-3 p.m. (540) 721-1596, thelittlegallerysml.com BEDFORD GENEALOGY FAIR | Speakers and genealogy exhibits/ tables at the Bedford Campus of Central Virginia Community College. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (540) 466-4247, bedfordgensociety.org BEDFORD’S FINEST FAIRE | Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford. Culinary and garden experience, with live music by Standard Bluegrass. 5 p.m. $35. (540) 5864235, bowercenter.org LIVINGSTON TAYLOR | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $30

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The following bars, restaurants and performance venues schedule WHERE l Downtown Moneta live music on a regular basis throughout the year. Schedules do change, especially out of season, so it’s best to call in advance WHAT l Representatives or check their websites to confirm show dates times. from more than and 100 area THE BLACKWATER CAFE 4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta (540) 721-4333 theblackwatercafe.com

HARVESTER PERFORMANCE CENTER 450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount (540) 484-8277 harvester-music.com

HEATH’S WATERFRONT GRILL 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston | (540) 632-0163 heathswaterfrontgrill.com

SEVEN MILE FORD | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30–11:30 p.m.

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THOMAS THURMAN | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight

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businesses will answer questions about their services, demonstrate MITCHELL’S RESTAURANT and Road, hand out 3553products Trading Post Huddleston | literature, samples and (540) 297-4829 promotional items. The mitchellspoint.com event, which is free and open to theSCHOOL public, is organized by OLE SPORTS the SML Regional Chamber PUB & GRILL of Commerce. FoodRd., andWirtz 6674 Burnt Chimney drink will be available (540) 721-1635 for purchase and visitors may oleschoolsportspub.com register for door prizes to be awarded hourly. PORTSIDE GRILL & BAR 3619 Airport Road, Moneta IF YOU (540) GO l 297-7100 Parking is plentiful, but if you’d like vadarecruises.com door-to-door service, the Chamber runs golf-cart SUNKEN CITY BREWING shuttlesCOMPANY from outlying parking areas.Drive, The event 40 Brewery Hardy takes place (540)completely 420-0476 outdoors under large tents, sunkencitybeer.com rain or shine.

SUNKEN CITY TAVERN JAKE’S PLACE 1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta (540) 297-4732 jakesplacesml.com

KING’S POINT PUB 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston (540) 297-7347

MANGO’S BAR & GRILL 16430 B T. Washington Hwy., Moneta | (540) 721-1632 mangosbarandgrill.com

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17 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 MARK CAMBELL & MAC TRAYNHAM | Live music at the Harvester. 7:30 p.m. $10

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SML WINE FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARTY SEPT. 26 | Live music by Nashville songwriters Aberdeen Green sponsored by Gilbert & Bird. Fish fry dinner by Ole School Sports Pub, plus silent auction and 50/50 raffle will highlight this event, sponsored by the Virginia Inland Sailing Association and Young Professionals of SML. 5-10 p.m. at VISA, 450 Sailor’s Cove Dr., Moneta. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Wine and beer tickets available for purchase. smlwinefestivalkickoff.com

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BYRNE & KELLY | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $35

THE HOLIDAY BAND | Live music at the Harvester. 7 p.m. $10

19 SCOTT MILLER | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $18 MAD HOUSE | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight

20 HARVEST TIME OF 1864 | Living history event at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. See Page 101 for details. POW/MIA AWARENESS CERMONY | Pay tribute to veterans and military personnel who are prisoners of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA) at the National D-Day Memorial, Bedford. 11 a.m. (540) 587-3619, dday.org PAINTING DEMO | Artist Phil Ramsey at The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza, 1-3 p.m. (540) 721-1596, thelittlegallerysml.com DRAGONFLY | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7–11:30 p.m.

SHAWN MCDONALD | Live music at the Harvester. 7 p.m. $12 RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED | Live multi-media music event starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $30 FAT DADDY BAND | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight

24 SEAN KEANE | Live music at the Harvester. 7:30 p.m. $15

25 SONS OF BILL | Live music at the Harvester. 7:30 p.m. $15

26 BODEANS WITH HONOR BY AUGUST | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $30 RICH AND ANDY | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight

27 SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE WINE FESTIVAL | Sept. 27-28 | See Page 102 for details. CENTERFEST | Family festival in downtown Bedford. Over 100 vendors spanning four blocks. centertownbedford.com NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS OPEN HOUSE | Sept. 27-28 | Hands-on, interactive tours at Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas, Hardy. $5 per person, children under 3 free. Reserved tours 9 a.m.-noon; open house tours noon-5 p.m. (540) 7190281, smithmountainlakefarm.com POLYCHROME | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7-11:30 p.m. ATLANTA RHYTHM SECTION | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $26 DANCING CHICKEN BAND | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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WINERY OPEN HOUSE | Oct. 3-5, 10-20, 24-29| Sample a variety of wine and apples at Peaks of Otter Winery, 8 Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. (540) 586-3707, JARS OF CLAY | Live music at the peaksofotterwinery.com Harvester. 8 p.m. $22.50 TWO FOR THE ROAD | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.midnight

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9 LOGAN BRILL & BOB BAIRD | Live music at the Harvester. 7:30 p.m. $13.50

10 SML CHARITY HOME TOUR | See Page 66 for details. NOAM PIKELNY & STUART DUNCAN | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $25

11 BENEFIT WALK | Second Annual Dog Walk for K-9 Cancer. Peaks of Otter Winery. 9 a.m.-noon (540) 586-3707, peaksofotterwinery.com, k9cancerdogwalk.org PAINTING DEMO | Artists Judith Damon and Rebecca Humphrey at The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza, 1-3 p.m. (540) 721-1596, thelittlegallerysml.com DAVID WAX MUSEUM | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $16


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15 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 DOM FLEMONS | Live music at the Harvester. 7:30 p.m. $20

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SMAC ANNUAL ART SHOW Oct. 24-26 | Annual non-juried exhibition of original artwork in a variety of genres by regional artists of all ages. Presented by the Smith Mountain Arts Council at Resurrection Catholic Church, Moneta. Reception on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Public viewing Oct. 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (540) Whitney Brock with “Cherry Grove 721-1469, smithmountainarts Pier,” which was named Best in council.com Show at the 2013 SMAC Art Show.

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WINE DINNER | Themed dinner at The Blackwater Café with 4-5 courses. Reservations required. (540) 721-4333, theblackwatercafe.com

BAND OF OZ | Live music at the Harvester. 7 p.m. $10 KIM RICHEY | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $15

17 LOVE CANON | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $15

18 PAUL THORN | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $28.50 THE CROOKED ROAD THEME SHOW | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $12

23 TODD SNIDER WITH ELIZABETH COOK | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $28

24 BUDDY MONDLOCK | Live music at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta. See Page 56 for details. RICH & ANDY | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight

25 SEDALIA CHILI COOK-OFF | At the Sedalia Center, Big Island. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the gate; kids age 12 and under admitted free. sedaliacenter.org PIRATES FAIRE | Games, activities, treasure hunt at Smith Mountain Lake Alpaca Farms. Noon-5 p.m. $5 per person; kids age 12 and under free. smithmountainlakefarm.com

DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE | Live music at the Harvester. 7 p.m. $18 MAD HOUSE | Live music at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight

30 SAM BUSH | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $34

31 MARTY STUART | Live music at the Harvester. 8 p.m. $40 FAT DADDY BAND | Live music and Halloween costume party at Ole School Sports Pub. 9 p.m.-midnight TRICK-OR-TREAT FESTIVAL | At Downtown Moneta. See Page 102 for details.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS As part of activities marking its 30th anniversary in business at Smith Mountain Lake, Phil Hager Insurance Agency hosted Business After Hours for the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce on June 19. Photos by Andie Gibson. 1. Phil, Margaret and Gavin Hager (Hager Insurance Agency)

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ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SOCIETY SPRING SHOW Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society displayed their vessels on June 21 at Parrot Cove Boat Rentals at Hales Ford Bridge. The club's larger annual show, with more than 50 boats on display, will take place Sept. 13 at Mariners Landing. Photos by Andie Gibson.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake hosted Business After Hours for the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce on July 17 at The Waterfront Country Club. Photos by Andie Gibson. 1. Chamber members and guests enjoy, food, beverages and business networking 2. Cathie Daniel (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate), Kris Willard (Interiors by Kris) 3. Jim Shauberger (Halesford Harbour Inn), Neil Strong (Debbie Robbins, State Farm Insurance)

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School and the University of Virginia, who was preparing to enroll at Duke to earn a master’s degree in Christian Studies. “After much deliberation during my time in grad school at Duke, it was time for me to decide which career path I was going to pursue. Everything I learned during my one-year master’s program was put to the test in my life as I stood at the edge of entering the ‘real world.’” Mack said the experiences made him eager to share his views on balancing religious and professional life. The result was “God Bless America: The Discourse Between the American Dream & Christianity,” which he self-published in October 2013.

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32. Swelling 35. Noise and confusion 38. Strict adherence to the law 40. Tropical American plants with lancelike leaves 43. Beat 45. Cap 48. Modus operandi 50. Autobiography 52. About 53. “That’s a ___!” 54. “Aquarius” musical 55. Taro’s edible root 56. On the safe side, at sea 58. ___ line (major axis of an elliptical orbit) 59. Remaining after all deductions (var. spelling) 60. “___ quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto) 62. “The Three Faces of ___” 63. Ozone enemy (abbrev.)

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Absolute Collision of SML

79

E7

The Little Gallery

54

C8

Arrington Construction

81

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TopNotch Lawncare

29

E7

Atlantic Bay Mortgage

77

E7

Turner's Building, Inc.

81

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Automatic Boat Covers

73

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Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina

45

E10

Bayside Marina & Yacht Club

121

E8

Virginia Tech Center for Arts

3

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Bedford Memorial Hospital

70

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Webster Marine Center

16

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Blackwater Café, The

95

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Westlake Dental Office

4

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Bob Riddick Roofing

29

E8

Westlake Towne Center

132

E7

Bridgewater Plaza

9

C8

Westlake Wash

73

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Capps Home Building Center

6

E7

Wisler Plumbing

57

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Carilion Clinic

63

E7

Centra Health

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REAL ESTATE

Corridor Mortgage

85

E7

DockStairs, LLC

29

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

131

E7

Emerson Creek Pottery

77

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38

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Ferguson Enterprises

73

E7

Barbara Brooks RE/MAX Lakefront Realty, Inc.

Floyd Enterprises

75

E7

45

E7

Franklin Community Bank

20

E7

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cindy Robertson

Gastroenterology Associates of Central Virginia

20

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Genie Rust

17

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Grand Home Furnishings Outlet

75

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H11

Haywood's Jewelers, Westlake

54

E7

Horne, Jane Sullivan Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery

97

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Homestead Creamery

105

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64-65

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Hughes Marine

70

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Johnson, Phyllis and Basham, Tim RE/MAX Lakefront Realty, Inc.

Interiors by Kris

77

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Johnson, Tricia and Manley Wainwright & Co. - REALTORS

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Jake’s Place

95

C8

Joe’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

57

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Jordan, Cameron & Angie SML Sales, Inc.

83

C8

Lake & Garden

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97

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Lake Retreat Properties, Inc.

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Restaurants | Spirits

King's Grant

20

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Kroger

2

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Long & Foster REALTORS

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C8

Art & Culture

Lakescapes Nursery

37

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LewisGale

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McDaniel, Glenda Long & Foster REALTORS

30-33

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Lynchburg Roofing

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M.H. Eades, Inc.

26

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McDonald, Mary Lou ML Realty

Martinsville DuPont Credit Union

46

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10-13

E7

Meridian Wealth Management

105

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Millehan, Vicki and Shelton, Debbie Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

Michael Dillon Custom Docks

75

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Deadlines

Moneta Dentistry

46

A9

85

E7

Nationwide Insurance

54

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Montgomery, Dana Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

Advertising scheduling and materials: Oct. 3

Plyler Homes & Docks

89

E7

RSI Rentals

79

E7

Robertson, Cindy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

45

E7

Runk and Pratt Retirement

45

E7

Call or email for rates, circulation and distribution information:

Seven Oaks Landscape/Hardscape

87

J5

17

E7

Shentel

117

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Rust, Genie Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

540.721.4675, ext. 409 or 410 ads@smithmountainlaker.com

SML Charity Home Tour

96

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Watermark Realty

69

E7

SML Regional Chamber of Comm.

90-91

C8

SML Water Taxi

17

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Southern Landscape Group

38

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Southern Roots

61

E7

Sunken City Brewing Company/ Sunken City Tavern

97

E7

Teriyaki House

61

E7

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hen son Jimmy went off to college, Hubs had visions of leisurely autumn weekends spent reading the entire paper, taking long walks with the dog and tinkering in the garage for hours on end. As an emptynester, he would own his weekend, and it would be wonderful. Oh, silly man. Fall brings with it the most wonderful of times – the season of the festival. Unencumbered by parental obligations, I am now free to drag Hubby to every pumpkin patch, apple orchard and corn maze on the East Coast. As temperatures dip, my quest to find the ugliest of pumpkins – someone has to rescue them – pick bushels of apples, and get lost among the corn stalks reaches a fever pitch. Hey, he knew I was this way when he married me. There is one festival that Hubs puts up little resistance to attending – the queen of all events at Smith Mountain Lake: the wine festival. Here at SML, we have a humdinger of a gathering the last weekend of September each year. What? You’ve never been to the wine festival? Well then, let me provide a few expert tips, because this event is not to be missed. Safety Comes First. You absolutely need a designated driver (DD). No joking around with this one. It’s a serious downer when the Po-Po has to get involved. Draw straws, pick names out of a hat, hire a driver, whatever it takes. Oh, and remember to bring your driver’s license. Forget your 128 September • October 2014 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

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license and you’ll become the DDD: Designated Driver by Default. Keep it Classy. Despite what others may tell you, it is not cool to spit the wine. If you don’t like what you taste, swallow and move on. Remember to show a little class. It’s a wine festival. Your mama raised you better than that. Dress for Success. You’re going to want to keep both hands free. Left hand is for your glass, righty remains open for handshakes. If you must carry a purse, make sure it slings across the front. It’s no fun to find yourself exclaiming, “Damn, where’d I put down my purse?” Hubs draws the line at holding my bag while I swig vino. Don’t Be the Drunk Girl. We’ve all met her, the one person in the group who can’t hold her alcohol. The one who had to have just one more glass, and is now stumbling around the festival grounds or throwing up in the corner of the food tent. The girl who, instead of folding her arms and resting her head on the table, crawls up on top, lays down and passes out. I repeat: Don’t be the drunk girl. It’s Not “So You Think You Can Dance.” These days, just about everyone has a camera on their mobile phone, many capable of taking high-def video. If you’re going to dance in front of the band, and you’re hammered, you’re going to end up on YouTube under the title: “Drunk Girl Dancing at Wine Festival – this is HILARIOUS. Must watch! “ Follow these basic rules and you’ll have a blast at the wine festival. Oh, and be on the lookout for me. I’ll be the one in sensible shoes, wearing a broad brimmed hat, munching a freshly picked apple with Hubby in tow. He might even be carrying my purse. Kimberly Dalferes is the author of “I Was in Love with a Short Man Once: And Other Tales from a Crazy Southern Irish Gal.” Her humor blog, “The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats,” is online at kimdalferes.com.


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