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SUMMER KICKOFF

TOP LAKE ACTIVITIES FISHING 101 • MARINA GUIDE GO BY BOAT! ON-WATER EATERIES

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Contents Smith Mountain Laker Magazine | May/June 2011

ON THE COVER PROFILE Best-selling author David Baldacci leaves the danger and the drama behind when he and his family retreat to their Smith Mountain Lake home.

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Story by Elizabeth Hock  Photography by Micah Gaudio

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DOCK DINE 10 restaurants to try by boat this summer

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hether you’re looking to grab a quick bite while out on the lake for a full day of water activities or planning an elegant special-occasion dinner, going by boat always makes the experience extra fun. Smith Mountain Lake has more than a dozen restaurants where you can dock and dine, and, in keeping with the Laker's 10th anniversary theme, we’ve identified 10 best bets for you to try this season. However, you can turn to Page 92 to get a full list of waterfront eateries with contact information, in-season hours and a map to help you navigate your way. — Andie Gibson, Editor SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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Waterfront Dining Guide

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RESTAURANTS One of the best things about summer at SML is eating lakeside. But before you head out, check out our comprehensive dining guide for details on SML’s on-water eateries, including a map to help you navigate your way if you plan to go by boat.

Summer Fun Guide 58 Recreation • A look at why fishing is among the most popular pastimes at SML

2011 SML GUIDE

SUMMER FUN

66 History • Like Laker Magazine, Bedford’s National D-Day Memorial is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer 73 Guide • From water sports to winery tours, we’ve put together an exensive list of ideas to keep you busy all summer long 82 Marina Directory • A handy reference detailing the amenities offered at SML’s many marinas

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Contents Smith Mountain Laker Magazine | May/June 2011

DEPARTMENTS

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Publisher’s Note

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News & Notes • Laker Media has relocated its offices to Westlake Towne Center and will introduce a handy new publication in May

Shorelines 17

Take the Laker With You • A look back at the many places readers have taken the magazine over the years – and 10 of our all-time faves!

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Lake Homes • How Byron and Nancy Yost transformed their circa 1970s home from dated A-frame to cozy Craftsman

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Lake & Garden • Top tips for Smith Mountain Lake gardeners looking to add a punch of color to their landscapes

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On the Water • A fateful accident led to the perfect name for one SML couple’s boat

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Restaurants • 10 restaurants to try by boat this summer season (plus a few extras!)

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Spirits • Winemaking has become a popular hobby with lake residents

Social Seen 101 Out & About • Check out who was in attendance at the annual SML Lion’s Club Reverse Raffle 78

Calendar • Best bets for events in May and June, plus a look ahead to July activities

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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

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publisher’s note

May/June 2011

As you can see, I’ll go

to just about any lengths (or depths) to show off the Laker. And I’m not alone. Laker readers are a dedicated bunch and, over the years, have eagerly shared their affection through one of our most popular features, Take the Laker With You. The gist is you travel to interesting locations, take a copy of the magazine and snap a photo with a cool background — historic landmark, stunning scenery, quirky attraction. From Aruba to New Zealand, the Laker has been all over the globe. For this issue, as part of our special 10th anniversary coverage, we’ve plotted all the submissions we’ve printed over the years (more than 100) and chosen 10 of our all-time favorites to reprint. It starts on Page 17. Of course, staying right here at SML is pretty great, too, especially now that the summer season has arrived – just ask David Baldacci, who lives here part time with his family. Laker Weekly editor Elizabeth Hock profiles the best-selling author starting on Page 46. In this issue, you’ll also find our annual Summer Fun Guide with a primer on fishing the waters of SML, a feature on the nearby National D-Day Memorial (which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011) and a guide to SML marinas. If you’re wondering why this issue is wrapped in plastic, it’s so we can provide every reader a copy of the 2011 Laker Map. With a large, easy-toread format and directory of area restaurants, shops and more, it’s a reference you’ll want to keep handy all season long. Enjoy the summer at Smith Mountain Lake!

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

STAFF Publisher Mark Vosskamp Editor Andie Gibson Creative Director Matt Brown Copy Editor Elizabeth Hock Sales Executive Tim Dye Photographer Huong Fralin Graphic Designer Janette Saviano Support Specialist Mary Buchanan

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

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

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mark Vosskamp, Publisher

From the Archives The Laker commemorated the 40th anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake in its May/June 2006 issue, which included a specially designed logo printed on a silver foil cover. The issue included a retrospective highlighting significant lake milestones such as the year SML reached full pond (1966), the Virginia Dare’s arrival (1989), filming of the movie “What About Bob?” (1992) and the opening of Kroger at Westlake Towne Center (2003).

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JULY/AUGUST 2011 DEADLINES Advertising scheduling and materials May 27 Calendar submissions June 1 ©2011 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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We’ve moved New address 272 Westlake Road, Suite 1 Hardy, VA 24101 Phone: 540.721.4675 • Fax: 540.721.4627 Web: smithmountainlake.com Laker Media relocated its offices in April. The publisher of the Smith Mountain Laker Magazine, Laker Weekly and a variety of annual publications can now be found at Westlake Professional Park, behind Kroger on Virginia 122. Y SHO P • DIN E • PLA

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10 fully appreciate and thank you for the promotion of the Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys this year. Alice and Lynn Swain Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina Huddleston, VA

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were excellent. Since those articles were published, my Bamboo Fly Rod business has opened up a web site that provides more information about my rod-making business. Anyone interested in finding out more about it, or interested in purchasing a custom-made fly rod, can visit www.johnsrods.com. Thank you again for the articles.

joined this campaign to do something special for your neighbors and yourself, let us hear from you soon. The more we have, the more we can do for everyone, regardless of age, ability, background or even ability to pay. Dave and Cindy Cappellari Co-chairs SML YMCA Capital Campaign

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Flotilla For Toys

We at the Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina would like to sincerely thank you for your wonderful coverage of the Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys this year (November/ December 2006). As you know, many children of need will benefit from this event. It was a heartfelt surprise to see the current cover of the Laker magazine. Your cover picture of the Virginia Dare decked out in Christmas lights and the Flotilla for Toys title was beautifully done. As much can be said for the Flotilla for Toys cultural event writup and associated pictures of last year’s event. Smith Mountain Laker. com magazine has, since its inception, been the premier magazine at the Lake and we value our association with you. Once again, we

I just spent two hours scanning and reading the November/December issue. Congratulations! This has to be the BEST issue ever. Great stories, graphics and a host of new writers. It just knocked me out. It appears all is well at Smith Mountain Lake and the Laker. Fred Tscheulin Georgetown, TX

Editor’s note: Fred Tscheulin is a former SML resident and freelance writer for the Laker who recently moved to the Lonestar State.

Fishing for Compliments

I want to thank Laker.com magazine for the wonderful articles you published in your September/October 2006 edition on my fly fishing here in the SML area and my Split Bamboo fly Rod making business. I thought they were very well done and the photos

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BarbaraReynolds ReynoldsofofMoneta Moneta Barbara took tookLaker the Laker withtoher to Russia the with her Russia last in 2005. This photo photo was wastaken takenby by summer. her her husband husband,Tom Tom,ininfront frontofofthe the 15th 15th Century CenturyWall Wallof ofthe theKremlin Kremlin in in Moscow. Moscow. Tom Tom reports reportsthat thatthe the magazine “bighit” hit”with with magazine was was aa “big their their traveling travelingpartners. partners.

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Chamber Appreciation

The Smith Mountain Laker. com magazine has been a consistent and generous On behalf of the Smith resource to the SML Mountain Lake YMCA Chamber of Commerce in family, we would like to communicating business thank the Laker magazine and event information for your support of the to the community. Your YMCA’s “Turning Dreams coverage of chamber events … Into Reality!” Capital such as the SML Business Campaign. Your coverage in Expo, Corporate Cup, SML the July/August 2006 issue Wine Festival and Fall Chili was a great help in getting Festival each year has been the word out to the Smith beneficial to the success of Mountain Lake community. each endeavor. The SML The outpouring of Chamber can always count generosity throughout on the Laker to provide visual the Lake area has been and detailed information on overwhelming and we are our businesses and events proud to announce that through its articles, photos our SMLY Campaign has and calendar. Speaking for exceeded $1,000,000 in the Smith Mountain Lake pledges and gifts! Based on Chamber of Commerce, I that explosion of support, would like to express our the Y’s Board of Directors is appreciation to the publisher, ince Magazine’s now looking at Laker expanding editor andinception staff at thenearly Laker 10 years ago, I’ve edited the initial hundreds building plans for your help, of stories onlongstanding Smith Mountain Lake – its fascinating to include a gymnasium, cooperation and excellent abundant recreational opportunities. But, whichpeople, would lively have events, an coverage. Thank you. indoor, floor-level walking the feature I’ve received the most feedback on from track.undoubtedly, The new facility Vicki Gardner already includes fitness Director readers is aTake the Executive Laker with You. center, indoor and outdoor Smith Mountain Lake tennis, Chamber of Commerce racquetball, Barbaraaerobics Reynolds of Moneta sent in the first submission in late space, an outdoor ball field, 2006 and it ran in the January/February 2007 issue. In the photo, a playground, outdoor WRITE TO US! walking track, and so much We want to know what you snapped by her husband, Tom, Reynolds holds an issue of the more. The new SMLY will think. Send e-mails to letters@ smithmountainlaker.com or mail And while entries didn’t be a Laker great addition the the in frontto of Kremlin in Moscow. entire Lake community, and to 95 Westlake Road Suite 203, VA 24101. Include youra steady stream of Lakers start pouring in rightHardy, away, we soon had we look forward to opening name, address and telephone the doors in 2007. number. Letters may be edited submitting enough photos to fill a half page. If you haven’t yet for clarity or length.

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The feature continued to grow in popularity and, at the end of 2008, we expanded it to a full page. Thailand, Belize, Italy, South Africa, Serbia, Greece, Fiji and China are just a handful of the J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 0 7 1 locations to which readers have taken the Laker over the years. We’ve featured four local soldiers serving in Iraq and one in Kuwait. And three readers have coaxed participation from semi-famous people – country singer Darryl Worley, IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher and Keith Colburn, captain of the “Wizard,” one of the boats featured on the Discovery Channel series “The Deadliest Catch.” CONTINUED NEXT PAGE

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Agra, India March/April 2010

Mary and Steve Campbell of Moneta traveled to India in September 2009, making stops in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur and Jaipur. The couple is pictured here at the Taj Mahal in Agra, built in 1631 by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen Momtaj Mahal. The Campbells described their travels as an enjoyable, educational and enlightening experience.

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Thanks to Take the Laker, I know where Eva Peron is buried, that Oregon’s Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States (and seventh deepest in the world), where Tanzania is located and countless other interesting facts. My co-workers will tell you I get excited (probably too excited) when photos come in featuring Lakers in countries we’ve never included before. Through the years, several submissions have been so interesting we thought they merited stories in our sister publication, Laker Weekly. One recent feature detailed the hectic life of lake resident Josh “J-MO” Miller, guitar technician for pop sensation Justin Bieber. Another chronicled a sweet story about Rod Pitta, a part-time Laker who took out an ad in a Key West, Fla., newspaper while he and wife Bev were there celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. In it, he asked those who saw the couple around the resort city to offer their condolences to Bev for “putting up with me for all these years.” In honor of the magazine’s 10th anniversary, we’ve compiled all of the Take the Laker submissions and pinpointed them on a map, which follows on pages 24-25. More than 100 have run in the magazine and dozens more are posted on our website, smithmountainlake.com (unfortunately, we can’t publish them all). In addition, we’ve chosen 10 of our all-time favorite submissions – ones where readers have gone the extra mile to include famous landmarks, unusual attractions or stunning scenery – and are re-running here. Thank you to everyone who has gone to the effort of staging a shot, snapping a photo and sending it in for Take the Laker. We hope you’ll keep them coming for many more years! — Andie Gibson, Editor

MOUNT Everest March/April 2009

Mary and Bernie Smith of Moneta took the Laker to new heights while on a 16-day trip through Tibet with National Geographic Expeditions in September 2008. Pictured with the couple at the base camp of Mount Everest (16,404 feet) is guide Peter Hillary (middle), son of Sir Edmund Hillary, who, in 1953, became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The Smiths said a highlight of their trip was seeing the sunrise reflecting on the summit from the Pang La Pass (17,000 feet).

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. 18 May • June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

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St. Petersburg, Russia September/October 2008

From left, lake residents Ann and Peter Coriasco, Judy and Russell Johnson, Carol and Ernie McConnell and Jeannie and Don Printz took not only the May/June Laker but also our sister publication, Laker Weekly, on a two-week cruise in June 2008. The couples sailed out of England and visited several cities in Scandanavia, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia. This photo was taken in front of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia.

MONETA, WYOMING January/February 2009

giza, egypt November/December 2009

Nick Karavatakis of Union Hall took this photo of daughter Olivia and wife Phyllis at the Great Pyramid of Giza while on vacation in June. The family traveled to Egypt, Cyprus, Greece and Germany to celebrate Olivia’s graduation from East Tennessee State University, where she earned a degree in engineering. “We took the Laker with us on the whole trip to show friends and relatives where we lived,” Nick said.

Loretta McLaughlin took this photo of her husband, Don, in front of a sign along U.S. 20/26 welcoming visitors to Moneta, Wyo. (population 5). “We never saw anything except a crossroad, not even a house,” Don said. “We did see the sign and had to back up for the picture.” The couple, from Union Hall, traveled 8,500 miles on a 30-day trip in the summer of 2008. Don said highlights included the Pacific Coast of Oregon, Yellowstone National Park and Galcier National Park.

The Great Wall of China January/February 2008

Jack and Mary Kuhn of Moneta took the Laker with them on a two-week tour of China in September 2007. In addition to the Great Wall, the couple (parents of Laker Editor Andie Gibson) visited numerous cities and cruised for four days down the Yangtze River. Mary said another highlight of the trip was visiting the Terracotta Army, a collection of 8,099 largerthan-life figures of warriors and horses that date back to 210 B.C.

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San Francisco May/June 2008

Brad Vogel and his dad, Bob Vogel of Moneta, picked an idyllic spot in California to pose with the Laker – in front of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Brad, a 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech, is a senior software engineer with HP-Palm in the Silicon Valley. Mom Janet Vogel, who took the photo, said, “This is our second-favorite scene in the United States, second only to the panoramic mountain/lake view coming down the entrance hill to Bernard’s Landing.”

Thailand & Australia July/August 2007

Moneta globetrotter – and noted Thai chef and cooking instructor – Mantana Heim took the Laker with her on two trips in 2007. Mantana is pictured holding the January/Februay issue of the magazine at the famed Sydney Harbor in Australia and at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Mitchell, South dakota May/June 2008

November/December 2008

Lorraine and Doug Conary of Hardy pose with the Laker in front of the Matterhorn. Located on the border between Switzerland and Italy, the mountain peaks at 3,376 feet and is part of the Pennine Alps range. The Matterhorn has four sides that face the four compass points and derives its name from the German words matte, meaning meadow, and horn, which means peak.

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Greg Coombs of Moneta took the Laker with him to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., established in 1892. Every spring, the multi-use center is completely covered with thousands of bushels of corn, grain and grasses arranged into large murals designed by local artists. The facility hosts concerts, sporting events and stage shows.

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Agra, India

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Mount Everest North Base Camp, Tibet

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Mitchell, S.D.

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Nick, Olivia and Phyllis Karavatakis

Giza, Egypt

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Jack and Mary Kuhn

Beijing, China

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Brad and Bob Vogel

San Francisco

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Ann and Peter Coriasco, Judy and Russ Johnson, Carol and Ernie McConnell, Jeannie and Don Printz

St. Petersburg, Russia

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Don McLaughlin

Moneta, Wyo.

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Lorraine and Doug Conary

Zermatt, Switzerland

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Mantana Heim

Sydney, Australia

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Barbara Reynolds

Moscow, Russia

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Phyllis Johnson, Kathy Bryant, Vicky Johosky

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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George and Jennifer Chaconas

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Donna Meyerhoeffer

Fisher Island, Fla.

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Jennifer Church

Kauai, Hawaii

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Jim Bennett

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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Wayne and Jo-Ann VanVechten

Moab, Utah

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Lisa, Wesley and Hannah Oliver

London

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Aruba

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Dave and Sharon Moran, Phil and Sandi Rife, John and Sylvia Magri

Seattle, Wash.

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Chris and Clif Collins

San Diego, Calif.

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Dave and Libby Pearsall

Windward Islands

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Eric Fansler and Bruce Shelton

Augusta, Ga.

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John and Charlene Maresca

Pompeii, Italy

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Brinckerhoff family

Milford Sound, New Zealand

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Vern and Petra Combs

Lake Constance (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)

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Mitch Eanes

Vatican City

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Terry Jones, Bob Flynn, Patsy Smart

Por-au-Prince, Haiti

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Renae and Rex Angel

Bahamas

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Gerald Bowles

Dominican Republic

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Matt and Andi Pollard

Coast of Italy

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Bob and Vivian Tucker

Las Vegas

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Austin Grieg

Northwestern Iraq

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Ashley Johoske

Bahamas

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Steve and Mary Campbell

Belgrade, Serbia

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Mantana Heim

Bangkok, Thailand

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Charlie and Lib Walker, Dottie and Dave Wilson

Normandy, France

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Christine and Don Hall

Cashel Bay, Ireland

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Coy, Russell, Trey and Kalee Seneff

Kona, Hawaii

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Darryl Worley

Cadott, Wisc.

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Cherie Fletcher

Toledo, Spain

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Joanna Woodford and Tiffani Childress

Blacksburg

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Sam Stia

New York City

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Danielle McCroskey

Keystone, S.D.

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Dale Quinn

Belize

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Christopher Whittle

Baghdad, Iraq

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Kelly Roark

Mahmudiyah, Iraq

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Sam Phillips

Baghdad, Iraq

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Don and Christine Hall

Puglia, Italy

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Matt and Aija Pagans

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

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Dwayne, Jodie, Johnathan and Nicholas Robinson

Grand Canyon, Uninc, Ariz.

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Carol and Gil Miekina

Cappadocia, Turkey

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Ellen Jarvis

Estes Park, Colo.

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Ray and Sue Wilson

San Diego, Calif.

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Brian Alcorn and Elaine Pelletier

Quebec City, Canada

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Walker Maxey

Orlando, Fla.

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Bianca and Monica Genrty

Chicago

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Steve and Cheryl Wilhide

Kyoto, Japan

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Bill and Karen McCarty

Panama Canal

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Barry and Linda Bosinger

Venice, Italy

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Liz Walker and Barbara Quinn

Las Vegas, Nev.

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Tara and Steve Declue

Alcatraz Island, Calif.

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Al and Sue Busch

Katakolon, Greece

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Steve Guill and Kelly Camden

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Keystone, Colo.

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St. Petersburg, Russia

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Bangalore, India

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Joanne Hultay, Lisa Laverty, Debi Plafcan and Sarah Fisher

Indianapolis, Ind.

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Philip Sheridan and Deanna Cebulash

Gettysburg, Pa.

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Lynne and Cindy Decker

San Gimignano, Italy

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Ketchikan, Alaska

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Abacos, Bahamas

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Bar Harbor, Maine

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Gary and Carol Noesner

Santorini, Greece

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Rauma, Finland

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Key West, Fla.

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Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

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Suez Canal, Egypt

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Waipi’ o Valley, Hawaii

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Seattle, Wash.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Cozumel, Mexico

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Skoura, Morocco

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Udairi, Kuwait

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Aswan, Egypt

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Quebec City, Canada

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Quebec City, Canada

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Delta Junction, Alaska

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Sorrento, Italy

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Christy and Chad Secraw

Delft, Netherlands

Steve and Susan Dorr, Carol and Ray Traen, Linda and Dave Wilmesher

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Kyoto, Japan

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Josh “J-MO” Miller

Greenville, S.C.

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Harry and Melanie Lunsford, Ellen and Mark White

Stockholm, Sweden

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Dale and Pam Finn

Luang Prabang, Laos

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Patti O’Bryan and family

Bermuda

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Carlos Cadavid

Medellin, Columbia

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Tony and Mailyn Cusumano and family

Curacao

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Joanna Hudzik and Harold Ingram

Brussels, Belgium

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Teotihuacán, Mexico

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t was 1968 when Nancy Yost’s future husband brought her to Smith Mountain Lake on one of their first dates. Water-skiing was her passion, and she and Byron both loved the lake. After they married, the Yosts enjoyed camping at what is now Foxport Marina on Gills Creek. However, that came to an end with the arrival of twin daughters, Courtney and Tucker, in 1973. A few years later, the couple invested in Double Sunshine, a cozy, nine-year-old A-frame across from Foxport. Through the years, the Yosts remodeled the home numerous times to accommodate their growing girls and changing lifestyle. The biggest modification came in 2006 when they built a large garage and added a foyer and stairway to the footprint of the house. They also expanded upward, adding a second story with dormers for a master bedroom and bath, an office for Byron and a little room Nancy calls her “nest.� “I told [architect] Jennifer [Lewis] that I loved our little cabin in the woods, so she helped us keep the rustic feel of the house yet converted it from a weekend place to a home to live in full time,� said Nancy. Their new floors, made of recycled antique flooring, help preserve the rustic look.

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shorelines | LAKE HOMES At the time of the major renovation, Byron had recently retired from First Union Bank and the couple had sold their home in Roanoke. They put their belongings in storage and rented a condo at Bernard’s Landing for nearly a year. “It was difficult to watch the work being done,” Nancy recalled. “They tore out the drywall when rearranging the rooms, and I felt like, ‘This is my house, and they’re destroying it.’” The Yosts said the best thing about the remodeled home is the additional room for visiting family members. “I love seeing the three grandchildren swim, play, fish and swing on the swings that Byron built in the woods,” said Nancy. The Yosts said they’ve attempted to landscape the shady lot a number of times. “We probably should have amended the soil, but we didn’t,” said Byron. “We were in our 30s and were busy with two little children. Also, we love all the trees, which is part of the landscaping problem. But we have had many lower branches cut off to get more light to the plants and a better lake view.” Nancy said, “For a long time, the lake house had always been a place of escape from Roanoke. When we decided to live here full time, I thought I might be lonely. But we have found the lake community to be very welcoming, and we very much like living here.” RIGHT The distressed dining room table is perfect for crafts with grandchildren. BELOW A wrap-around screened porch, which was added during a renovation in 1988, is one of the Yosts’ favorite features of the home.

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Home Journal Best Use of Space Two Murphy beds – a queen in Nancy’s office and single in her “nest” – to accommodate guests and grandchildren. Nancy’s Top Spot “The kitchen. If I’m there, I can be busy and yet be part of what’s going on in the house, and I can still see the lake.” Byron’s Favorite Feature “The garage. It has a fridge, a microwave and the old kitchen cabinets. I do projects in there and go there when I’m dirty from doing yard work.” We Couldn’t Live Without The screened porch. “We often eat there. It also acts as a filter, catching all the wet feet, bathing suits and towels from coming directly into the house,” Nancy says. RIGHT Nancy Yost unveils the Murphy bed in the upstairs “nest.” BELOW Clockwise from left, a large island in the kitchen accommodates multiple cooks; the Yosts’ dining room opens to a wall of windows facing the lake; the home’s foyer pops with bright green paint; a birdhouse made by Nancy Yost’s brother decorates a lower-level bathroom.

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re you hankering for a flower garden, but don’t know where to begin? Creating a display that will delight you from spring to fall with hardworking shrubs, perennials, bulbs and annuals can be easier than you think.

Start with good soil

Alternatively, you can dig or rototill in the amendments. In some parts of SML, where the native soil is dense with stones, it is helpful to dig the areas where you want your beds to a depth of at least 10-12 inches. Throw away the native material, and fill the space with a high-quality, loamy top soil. Be aware that quality control for top soil at the lake is weak. One supplier delivered me clay and another provided river-bottom sand that dried to a concrete texture and was almost nutrient-free. Whichever soil-improvement method you choose, good selections for organic additives include leaves, compost, rotted manure and weed-free straw.

We are blessed with many good things at the lake, but fine, friable soil isn’t one of them. Good soil is the foundation of a successful flower bed. Without it, your plants will be more vulnerable to insects and diseases, less vigorous, and less beautiful. As Karel Čapek wrote in The Gardener’s Year, “I find that a real gardener is not a man who cultivates flowers, he is a man who cultivates the soil.” Choose Powerhouse Performers There are many excellent ways to build To get the biggest bang for your healthy soil. The dig-free way is to spread buck in your flower beds, plant perennials 5-6 inches of organic material on top of the that will earn their keep throughout the native soil in the area you’ve designated for Geranium ‘Rozanne’ growing season, providing a long season your bed. The worms will do the digging of interest with a minimum of care. Look for you, incorporating the decomposing for plants that will provide months of flowers, droughtamendments into the ground. While an excellent method of soil improvement, it requires patience as it takes at least a tolerance, freedom from pests, and low maintenance. Do couple of years for the amendments to decompose and the such paragons of perfection exist? Yes! worms to do their work. A border of daylilies and daisies present themselves in a sloped, terraced bed.

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Geranium ‘Rozanne’ is a show stopper. It starts flowering in early summer and continues non-stop until frost. One caveat: it’s not deer resistant. However, it’s worth the trouble of protecting them for their incredible garden performance. Considered a must-have among Heleniums, ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’ is an award-winning selection that blooms prolifically for months beginning in midsummer. The red petals, which surround a prominent brown cone, are often streaked with orange and yellow, creating a striking technicolor tableau. Deer resistant, it grows 2-3 feet high. Blanketflowers are another good bet in a hard-working perennial border, especially Gaillardia ‘Oranges and Lemons.’ For a dynamic combination, plant it with Geranium ‘Rozanne.’ The clear blue flowers of Rozanne next to the lemon yellow Gaillardia blossoms that are highlighted with shades of tangerine orange adds zing to the garden bed and the colors play well against the hue of the lake.

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Mix in Foliage

Even the most industrious flowering perennials take time off to rest, so keep those beds looking lively with foliage that keeps on giving. Good possibilities include Hemerocallis ‘Golden Zebra,’ a daylily with yellow striped foliage and golden yellow flowers in midsummer. Heliopsis ‘Loraine Sunshine,’ a perennial sunflower that grows to about 30 inches tall, has white leaves with deep green veining. The yellow flowers are gorgeous in midsummer; the foliage is spectacular all season. Cimicifuga ‘Hillside Black Beauty’ has striking, almost-black foliage. An added bonus is the arching spikes of fragrant pale-pink flowers that rise above the clumps of lacy leaves in early autumn. There has been a recent hybridizing frenzy for coral bells, and gardeners are the beneficiaries. Foliage colors vary from maroons and reds, shades of purple and pink, yellows and oranges, silvers and blacks. The Growing Place nursery in Wirtz has a huge selection of Geranium ‘Rozanne’ keeps on giving from June through the first frost. Use it as a ground cover to create an everblooming river of blue or combine it with other plants. named varieties.

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Shrubs, which add needed mass in a perennial border design, also provide both flower and foliage interest. Good possibilities include Loropetalum ‘Purple Diamond’ (purple), Sambucus Black Lace (black), Weigela ‘Eyecatcher’ (electric yellow and green variegated), and ninebark (Physocarpus) hybrids with foliage colors including copper and deep purple.

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A big mistake in many perennial beds is having everything the same height. For visual variety and to create a sense of rhythm in the design, add vertical elements. Possibilities include vines growing on tall supports or through shrubs and trees, as well as shrubs with an upright growth habit. Consider incorporating a few dwarf evergreen shrubs, such as a fastigiate conifer, that will also give winter interest. Finally, repeat planting patterns in the border to give the design a sense of rhythm, and vary the textures of both leaf and flower for visual variety.

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When not writing best-selling books, hanging out with Hollywood producers and movies stars, boating with a former president and giving his time to numerous charitable causes, the super-star author plays cards with his kids, orders pizza at Pizza Pub and putters around the dock at his Smith Mountain Lake home. Story

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Action novelist

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David Baldacci

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he pontoon headed at full speed toward the stranded sailor, who was struggling to keep the mast from sinking while attempting to pull the swamped Sunfish back to shore. “The boat ran right over me, I was actually under it,” recalled the man several years later, still astounded at the events of that morning when abruptly switching winds overturned the small sailboat. “Then he backed up and I asked him to throw me a rope.” David Baldacci can laugh now when recalling the scene on Smith Mountain Lake — a scene that could have been lifted right out of one of his best-selling suspense novels. But unlike the protagonist in his thrillers, nobody was on a high-risk mission, nor was there any espionage involved. This was neighbor helping neighbor. The Good Samaritan had called out to the sailor in distress, but failed to realize that the man he was trying to help was the prolific author, part-time lake resident and sailing novice. It all ended well. And contrary to what typically happens in his riveting stories, nobody died. A clay-covered Baldacci righted the boat and got back to his dock, although he sheepishly confessed that the story of his capsize was one story he has shared sparingly. “I was told that everybody has turned over a Sunfish at some time, but it didn’t make me feel any better that day,” he recalled.

“We come down [to the dock] around 10 in the morning and stay until it’s time for cocktails.” David Baldacci

LAZY LAKE DAYS

For Baldacci, most days spent at his SML home aren’t anywhere near that exciting. He and wife Michelle travel from their home in northern Virginia to Azalea Point, their refuge on the Bedford side near Smith Mountain Dam, with their two teenage children “off and on all year and at Christmas,” he said. Their six-bedroom home has been remodeled to include a new kitchen (Baldacci is an enthusiastic cook), gym and library/media center with 16-foot rolling book shelves. That room is where the family gathers to watch TV and play games, including euchre, a trick-taking card game similar to bridge that is especially popular in the Midwest, from where Michelle hails. But, most of the time, the Baldaccis’ lake lives are centered around the dock. “We come down around 10 in the morning and stay until it’s time for cocktails,” said Baldacci. They

often entertain friends there, including the author’s publisher, who has a home at Bernard’s Landing. The dock is stocked with fishing gear, although Baldacci leaves most of the angling to his father-inlaw. The slips around the dock are stocked, too. A 28-foot formula bow rider, a 23-foot Monterey ski boat, two personal watercraft, a paddle boat, three kayaks and a rowing shell reside there.

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Community Commitments

The dock is where Baldacci has had to dodge the curious who come by boat to gawk or ask him to read a manuscript or to deliver a request for help with charitable events. Once, a man pulled up in front of his dock, and asked Baldacci over the boat’s PA system to join the board of a boating association. He declined. “That’s not my forte,” said Baldacci. “I prefer to help in other ways.” And he does. Baldacci, who practiced law for almost 10 years before turning to writing full time, is well known for his philanthropy. He and Michelle are avid supporters of literacy, which they fund and promote through their Wish You Well Foundation. Baldacci, a self-described “library rat” in his early years, has donated his time and name to fundraisers for, among others, local libraries and SML charitable groups. “Millions of kids are doomed because they can’t read,” he said. “You can’t read,

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then you can’t think. They go hand-in-hand, so kids who can’t articulate end up arguing with their fists or guns instead of arguing with words.” Also drawing the author’s support are Smith Mountain Lake businesses. He and his family patronize them whenever they can, he said. The Baldaccis enjoy eating at local restaurants; The Landing and Blackwater Cafe are favorites. “We go down to Bridgewater [Plaza] to the arcade, or Pizza Pub and to the movies,” he said. “We get our hardware at Capps and our coffee at Bluebird Cafe [now closed]. We’re just like everybody else,” said Baldacci. That would be if everybody else went boating in Maine with former president George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, whom Baldacci met through his literacy campaign, or called Clint Eastwood a personal friend. The author and the actor became friendly during the filming of “Absolute Power,” one of the 22 novels Baldacci has written. It was made into a move in 1997. “Clint and I got to be pretty good friends,” he recalled. “In the book, the main character

dies. But Clint Eastwood told me he couldn’t die and had never died in a movie, so I had to come up with a way to keep his character alive.” Baldacci was a substantial investor, on board from the start, in “Lake Effects.” The movie, set and filmed at SML and produced by lake resident Sara Elizabeth Timmins, is expected to be released later this year.

Baldacci and his wife are avid supporters of literacy, which they fund and promote through their Wish You Well Foundation. Baldacci said he would not be surprised to see more movies filmed in Virginia, in part because it’s a right-to-work state. “I think there’s a future in local, independent films,” he said. “Not everything has to come out of California.” Baldacci said one thing that makes Smith Mountain Lake appealing as a movie location is its chameleon-like characteristics.

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Baldacci the Author • David Baldacci’s latest book, “Hell’s Corner,” is the fifth in his Camel Club series. It was released in the fall. He’ll sign copies at The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza on Sunday, June 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. • Baldacci’s next book, “Zero Day,” will be released Nov. 1. Set in West Virginia, it will introduce a new character, John Puller, a Ranger-turned-criminal investigator for the U.S. Army. Baldacci recently returned from Georgia, where he spent time at Fort Benning and at a crime lab in Atlanta researching “Zero Day.” Former president George H. W. Bush (center) and his wife, Barbara, are among those who support Baldacci’s Wish You Well Foundation, which promotes literacy in the United States. Image courtesy of David Baldacci.

“It’s beautiful country and can duplicate so many other areas,” he said. Does the author see another of his books made into a movie, and perhaps, filmed at the lake in collaboration with Timmins in his future? “That’s something we’ll talk about,” he said.

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For now, Baldacci is busy finishing up book No. 23, “Zero Day”; promoting literacy; conducting exhaustive research for his books; and traveling around the country and abroad for speaking engagements. With his schedule, it’s understandable why he needs to retreat to the lake for R & R. What’s not clear is how he has the time to do it. When Baldacci does decide to leave the rat race and slow down for good, he won’t settle down at the lake, but in Charlottesville, he said. The University of Virginia law school grad loves the area and paling around with fellow lawyer/ author John Grisham, whom he has yet to invite to SML. Baldacci will still come to the lake, however. And he’ll still write. “It’s such a part of me, it would be like asking me to stop breathing,” said Baldacci. “Why stop something that makes you so happy?” The same could be said of his time at SML. 52 May • June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

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3. Yellow or White Perch As a food and game fish, both rate high with anglers. 4. Striped Bass The striper is SML’s most prized catch. A wide variety of fishing methods are successfully employed, including trolling, jigging, bait fishing, fly fishing and spinning. 5. Smallmouth Bass This species is easily distinguished from the largemouth by its clearly connected dorsal fins, the scales on the base portion of the soft-rayed second dorsal fin, and the upper jaw bone, which extends only to about the middle of the eye. 6. Sunfish The sunfish is an excellent panfish, scrappy fighter and can be caught with baits or lures. Source: takemefishing.org

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“Smith Mountain Lake is within a 40-minute drive from Roanoke, Lynchburg and other surrounding municipalities. With 500 miles of shoreline reaching into three counties, its central-Virginia location makes the lake convenient to thousands of anglers, casual or competitive,” she said. Smith Mountain Lake also can be a challenging fishery, according to Jim Shauberger, the chamber’s events manager. “I have fished bass for 55 years and thought I was pretty good until I came here. It took me several years to learn this lake,” said Shauberger. “The bass are hard to catch because they have a virtual smorgasbord of food available. I love fishing this lake.”

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Pro Fishing Favorite Over the years, Smith Mountain Lake has hosted numerous professional fishing tournaments that have brought national attention to the area, including the Bassmaster Elite Series’ Blue Ridge Brawl, which was televised by ESPN. In May, the amateurs-only Oakley’s Big Bass Tournament is expected to bring 300-400 boats to SML for fishing competition. Shauberger’s love for fishing has landed him on several bass tournament committees at Smith Mountain Lake. He hears straight from the pros what they think about the fishing scene at SML. “They love this lake because it is the prettiest lake they fish. The people on the shore are very nice to them. The crowds at the weigh-in are the largest they experience shy of the Bassmaster Classic, and the fishery is very challenging. This is a top-choice lake even though it is one of the smallest venues they fish,” he said.

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A cameraman captures action at the 2008 Bassmaster Elite Series event at Smith Mountain Lake.

Fishing Fun for Anyone You certainly don’t have to be a professional to have fun fishing at Smith Mountain Lake. Like many who drop a line into SML’s waters, Gardner said she appreciates a leisurely approach. No pressure, just a rod, worm and good friend to share the experience. “I was raised on Cayuga Lake in New York and have fished my entire life,” Gardner said. “I’m basically a sit-on-the-dock-withmy-neighbor, drown-worms, sip-wine, chatand-laugh-until-a-fish-bite-interrupts-ourconversation kind of angler.” Dale Wilson, long-time local resident, former school teacher, and owner of Dale Wilson Guide Service, encourages adults to introduce youth to the fun of fishing. “I work a lot with children,” Wilson said. “I’ll take any age group that’s old enough to have an attention span and wants to learn. If you can get children started at a young age, it’s something that carries over throughout their lives. It’s rewarding to see someone catch a fish who’s never caught one before.”

For a list of local fishing guides, turn to Page 76.

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ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS “The question is always, ‘I’ve got 40 miles of lake. Where do I start?’ You’re not going to break the lake down in a single weekend. Guides will know what area, what technique is working.” - Spike Franceschini, Spike’s Prime Time Fishin’ “In the summertime make sure you bring a lot of water, sunscreen, a hat, rain gear. In the colder months, dress warm. Bring your fishing license and what you want to snack on. Any guide will have everything else.” - Captain Daniel Berthiaume, Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters “I recommend anyone coming to the lake get a guide for their first trip to learn the best way to fish here. It will keep frustration down and make future trips much more productive. It will be worth the money.” - Jim Shauberger, SML Chamber of Commerce Events Manager “The best advice I can give is to do a workshop. We offer workshops to teach beginners about the different fish, rigs, knot tying and then send them out with a method that will help them be successful.” - Mike Snead, Virginia Outdoorsman

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ABOVE A sculpture of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is one of the centerpieces at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. RIGHT Flags fly in the shadow of the Memorial’s Overlord Arch.

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s Smith Mountain Laker Magazine celebrates 10 years of publishing all things related to the lake, one of the area’s most meaningful attractions is marking a similar milestone. In June, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The memorial’s close proximity makes it a popular destination for SML residents and visitors. Bob VandeLinde of Moneta, a Korean War veteran, author and avid supporter of the D-Day Memorial, has volunteered weekly as a tour guide at the site for the past seven years. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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“The memorial’s purpose is to tell people all over the world the story about the battle that changed World War II,” said VandeLinde, who donates the proceeds of his book “Respect: Forgotten Heroes” to the Memorial. “The guys that went into Normandy were the

Warranted by Congress, the Memorial was dedicated by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2001. bravest of the brave. I believe people should go and see what’s there and hear the story. It’s part of history and it’s well done.” April Cheek-Messier, the monument’s director of education, agreed. “The memorial is such a moving attraction and has national and historic significance that makes it a must-see for visitors,” she said. “It is a place where you not only pay tribute to the men and women of World War II, but a place to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy today.”

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Cheek-Messier said the past 10 years have been both rewarding and difficult. While the organization in 2007 became debt-free, as many nonprofits do, it struggles financially. She said one way she hopes the National D-Day Memorial Foundation will become more financially stable is by increasing awareness nationally and internationally. “Fundraising, in general, for a nonprofit is very challenging, and in this economic climatex is even more so,” said Cheek-Messier. “The foundation is working on identifying new donors while also trying to expand its reach.” In honor of its milestone anniversary, the D-Day Memorial is planning several special events, including a commemoration ceremony the morning of June 6, the 67th anniversary of D-Day.

LEFT Visitors to the National D-Day Memorial read a plaque that details the contributions of the Allied air forces. RIGHT The Richard S. Reynolds, Sr. Garden

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“The commemoration kicks off with the showing of the award-winning documentary, ‘Bedford: The Town They Left Behind.’ The film will be shown outdoors at the memorial and the producers of the documentary, The Johnson Group, will be on hand to introduce the film,” Cheek-Messier said. “The memorial also will present a nighttime illumination on the evening of June 4, as hundreds of luminaries light up the Necrology Wall listing the names of all 4,413 Allied D-Day fallen.” Cheek-Messier said honoring veterans is the most important mission of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation and its supporters. “As more and more members of the World War II generation pass on, it becomes increasingly important to preserve their legacy and to give thanks while they still walk among us,” she said. “The National D-Day Memorial has committed itself to both tasks. In the words of one D-Day paratrooper, for those who ‘gave all their tomorrows that we might have today,’ it is the least we can do.”

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Whether you’re ready for water adventure, historic exploration or just good old family fun, you’ll find it at Smith Mountain Lake. Keep this annual guide handy all summer to make the most of your time a the lake. The Map ID corresponds to the map on Pages 110-111 of this magazine as well the more detailed 2011 Laker Map, available for free in racks around the SML region.

FUN 2011 GUIDE CHANNEL MARKER

MAP ID

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

R17

E10

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

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

R20

E10

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

Lunch and dinner sightseeing cruises aboard restored 19th century sidewheeler

R21

E10

Adventures on Houseboats 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy

888-818-5294 adventuresonhouseboats.com

Rentals of houseboats from 35 to 41 feet

R87

B4

All Seasons Marine 11568 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-7943 allseasonsboats.com

Sales and service of boats and motors

NA

C11

Bay Roc Marina 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy

540-890-2194 bayroc-marina.com

Boat rentals and sales; full-service marina

R87

B4

Bayside Marina & Yacht Club 500 Shoreline Circle, Moneta

540-721-3664 baysidemarinasml.com

Boat sales; full-service marina

R26

E8

Bernard’s Boat Rental 775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-7800 bwmarina.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys

R11

F10

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PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

Smith Mountain Lake Community Park 1480 Parkway Ave., Moneta

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

Smith Mountain Lake State Park 1235 State Park Road, Huddleston

BEACHES

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

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CHANNEL MARKER

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Boat rentals and repair

R28

C8

540-721-1639 bwmarina.com

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

R28

C8

540-721-1175 captainsquarterssml.com

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

R28

C8

Sales of boats and boat trailers

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PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

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

540-719-2628 blackwaterboatco.com

Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals 16410 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta Captain’s Quarters 16525 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta Central Boat and Trailer Sales 3895 Old Franklin Turnpike, Glade Hill

540-483-1987

Conrad Brothers Marine 13660 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-5017 conradbrothers.com

Sales of new and used boats

NA

D7

Crazy Horse Boat Rentals 400 Crazy Horse Road, Moneta

540-721-4800 crazyhorsemarina.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys

B10

F9

Crystal Shores Marina 1617 Crystal Shores Drive, Moneta

540-297-1888 crystalshoresmarina.com

Boat rentals and sales; full-service marina

R27

C9

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

434-836-0052 hughesmarineservice.com

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

NA

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Magnum Boating at Indian Pointe Marina 2031 Morewood Road, Hardy

540-719-2427 magnumboating.com

Boat rentals and sales; full-service marina

R37

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Mitchell’s Point Marina 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

540-874-4326 mitchellspoint.com

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

C3

F12

Parkway Marina 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com

Boat sales and rentals; full-service marina

R8

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

R28

C8

540-576-2755 smboatandtackle.com

Sales of new and used boats, boating and fishing gear

NA

J11

Smith Mountain Lake Boat Yard 16700 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-7070 smithmountainlakeboatyard. com

Sales of new and used boats, trailers and RVs

R28

C8

Smith Mountain Yacht Club 1617 Crystal Shores Drive, Moneta

540-297-4484 smithmountainyachtclub.com

Sales of new and used boats; boat repair

R27

C9

Sportsman Marina 16111 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-721-1639 bwmarina.com

Rental of a variety of boats, PWCs and water toys

R8

F11

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

540-297-2879 virgilnaff.com

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

R21

E10

Webster Marine Center 1185 Mills Road, Moneta

540-297-5228 webstermarine.com

Sales of new and used boats; boat repair

R28

C8

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

800-388-9984 captainsquarterssml.com

Professional guided fishing charters

R28

C8

Angling Adventures 40 Village Springs Drive, #12, Hardy

540-721-4867 virginiaoutdoorsman.com

Professional guided fishing charters; Seminars and on-water workshops

NA

E7

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

540-721-5788 captainbert.com

Half-day and full-day professional guided fishing charters

NA

NA

BUSINESS/ADDRESS

PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

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

540-721-5363 parrotcove.com

Smith Mountain Boat and Tackle 167 Morgans Fork Road, Penhook

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MAP ID

Professional guided fishing charters

NA

NA

540-297-5650 captaindalewilson.com

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

NA

NA

Indian Pointe Bait & Tackle 2031 Morewood Road, Hardy

540-721-1159 indianpointebaitandtackle.com

Professional guided fishing charters

R37

D7

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

540-493-9541 kennysstriperguideservice.com

Striper fishing guide service

NA

NA

Point Runner’s Sportfishing Adventures 176 Caldwell Lane, Fishersville

540-836-0145 pointrunners.com

Professional guided fishing charters

NA

NA

Rockfish Adventures 11 Viburnum Drive , Waynesboro

540-256-2571 rockfishadventures.com

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

NA

NA

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

540-297-5611 spikesprimetimefishin.com

Striper fishing guide service

R28

C8

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

540-297-6898

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

NA

NA

BUSINESS/ADDRESS

PHONE/WEBSITE

SERVICES

Captain Danny’s Striper Mountain Fishing Charters 65 Windsor Drive, Rocky Mount

540-556-3170 stripermountain.com

Dale Wilson Guide Service 4185 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

Terry’s Guide Service 5188 Horseshoe Bend Road, Goodview

540-309-3087 smithmountainlakeguide.com

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

NA

C7

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

540-797-2528 theshadtaxi.com

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

NA

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GOLF COURSES - PRIVATE The Water’s Edge Country Club 1825 Water’s Edge Drive, Penhook

540-576-3343 thewatersedgecc.com

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

BU1

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The Waterfront Country Club 275 Anchor Drive, Moneta

540-721-2653 thewaterfrontcc.com

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

R25

E8

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

540-297-7888 marinerslandinggolf.com

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

C8

D11

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

540-721-4214 golfthewestlake.com

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

R37

D7

Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 20 Museum Drive, Ferrum

540-365-4416 blueridgeinstitute.org

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

NA

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

540-721-2094 nps.gov/archive/bowa

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

NA

E6

Crooked Road Music Trail Downtown Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount

276-492-2058 thecrookedroad.org

Driving trail focusing on Virginia’s musical heritage

NA

NA

National D-Day Memorial 3 OverloRoad Circle, Bedford

540-586-3329 dday.org

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

NA

NA

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

540-985-2587 visitsmithmountainlake.com

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

R1

F12

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

434-525-1806 poplarforest.org

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

NA

NA

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

540-721-5959 bridgewaterplaza.com

Miniature golf experience over the water

R28

C8

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

540-719-1547 hotshot-sml.com

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

NA

E7

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MAP ID

Miniature golf course with wildlife theme

NA

E7

540-721-1218

Custom picture framing and gallery featuring local artists

NA

D7

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

540-721-5959 bridgewaterplaza.com

Arcade with a variety of games for all ages

R28

C8

Shadow Ridge Stables 10120 B.T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz

540-721-5120 shadowridgestables.com

Boarding, team roping clinics, guided trail riding

NA

E6

SML Aviation 1204 Jewel Trail, Moneta

540-296-0955 smlaviation.com

Introductory flights over SML

R18

C9

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

540-721-1203 visitsmithmountainlake.com

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

R28

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

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

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R28

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Individual and tandem flights over the lake from certified instructors

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Tastings of locally produced fruit wine; gift shop

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Hickory Hill Vineyard, LLC 1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

540-296-1393 smlwine.com

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

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540-586-4066 leograndewinery.com

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540-586-3707 bedfordwine.com

Tastings of locally produced wines; gift shop

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Savoy-Lee Winery 5800 Johnson Mtn. Road, Huddleston

540-297-9275 savoy-lee.com

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

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Tomahawk Mill Winery 9221 Anderson Mill Road, Chatham

434-432-1063 tomahawkmill.com

Tastings of locally produced wine; tours

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540-890-3359 whiterockwines.com

Tastings of locally produced wines; tours, scenic veranda

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16410 B.T. Washington Hwy.

Moneta

540-721-1639 bwmarina.com

R28

C8

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

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16525 B.T. Washington Hwy.

Moneta

540-721-1175 captainsquarterssml.com

R28

C8

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Crazy Horse Marina

400 Crazy Horse Road

Moneta

540-721-1587 crazyhorsemarina.com

B10

F9

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Crystal Shores Marina

1617 Crystal Shores Drive

Moneta

540-297-1888 crystalshoresmarina.com

R27

C9

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Gills Creek Marina

790 Fox Chase Road

Wirtz

540-721-2451

G2

G9

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Lake Haven Marina

15844 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy.

Huddleston

540-297-7347

C1

F11

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Lakeside Marina

629 Lakeside Road

Penhook

434-927-5380

B1

H11

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19 Lumpkins Drive

Penhook

434-927-5150

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H11

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R37

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3553 Trading Post Road

Huddleston

540-874-4326 mitchellspoint.com

C3

F12

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Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy.

Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com

R8

G11

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

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60 Marina Point Drive

Union Hall

540-576-2019 pelicanpointyachtclub.com

B9

G10

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1300 Jefferson Dock Road

Penhook

540-576-2868

BR3

H10

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Sportsman Marina

16111 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy.

Huddleston

540-721-1639 bwmarina.com

R8

F11

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

Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina

3619 Airport Road

Moneta

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

R21

E10

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

Waterwheel Marina

1229 Waterwheel Drive

Moneta

540-721-5668 waterwheelsml.com

R28

C8

Variable days/hours; Call for details

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1185 Mills Road

Moneta

540-297-5228 webstermarine.com

R28

C8

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Dock Dine 10 restaurants to try by boat this summer

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hether you’re looking to grab a quick bite while out on the lake for a full day of water activities or planning an elegant special-occasion dinner, going by boat always makes the experience extra fun. Smith Mountain Lake has more than a dozen restaurants where you can dock and dine, and, in keeping with the Laker's 10th anniversary theme, we’ve identified 10 best bets for you to try this season. However, you can turn to Page 92 to get a full list of waterfront eateries with contact information, in-season hours and a map to help you navigate your way. — Andie Gibson, Editor SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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Bay Roc Marina Cafe

Located on the north end of the lake, convenient to Roanoke, Bay Roc offers simple, down-home favorites for breakfast and lunch daily throughout the summer. Grab take-out for the boat or dine on the deck. On select Fridays, the restaurant hosts popular beer tastings and fish fries. Try this: The hot, juicy cheeseburger with fries ($6.25) is a top seller at Bay Roc. “People are always telling us it’s the best burger on the lake,” says owner Kristina Mize.

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What you’ll hear: Bay Roc schedules live music – oldies, light rock and beach favorites – on

Benjamin's at The Pointe

owner’s mom, a trained pastry chef.

occasional Saturday nights as well as karaoke. For the schedule, call or check bayroc-marina.com.

What you’ll hear: A variety of live music on Friday nights as well as on select Saturdays. There’s also a DJ poolside on occasion. Check the calendar at marinerslanding. com for a complete schedule.

Best time to go: Bay Roc is a popular spot for breakfast. The kitchen staff serves up homemade biscuits, country ham and omelets among other favorites.

2 Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi

Benjamin’s at The Pointe

Benjamin’s is a happening spot on the south side of the lake with a cosmopolitan atmosphere indoors, a large patio for outdoor dining and a magnificent view of Smith Mountain. The restaurant also offers dockside delivery (call ahead and you don’t even have to get off the boat). The restaurant specializes in steaks and seafood but also serves appetizers and lighter fare. Try this: The Steak-n-Lake entree includes two beef tenderloin medallions, signature crab cake, salad and sides for $23. Be sure to leave room for dessert. Rotating selections are homemade by the

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Best time to go: Benjamin’s is moving its Finally Fridays music series indoors this year. Dance (or just sit and listen) to live music – from shag to rock to R&B – each Friday throughout the season from 8 to 11 p.m.

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Chopsticks

A spacious restaurant at Bridgewater Plaza, Chopsticks offers an extensive menu of Asian cuisine, including fresh sushi that's as appealing to the eye as it is to the palate. For some fare with flair (and flare), reserve the hibachi grill for parties of up to 20 people. Try this: The Four Treasures Combination includes shrimp,

scallops, beef, chicken and broccoli in a garlic sauce for $11.95. “It’s a little sweet but has some spice, too,” says co-owner Jenny Chen. What you’ll hear: Chopsticks is a quiet spot that plays background instrumental music.

Try this: One of the most popular items at King’s Point is the Guinness Pie – beef tips and mushrooms in a stout gravy ladled over puff pastry with a vegetable and house salad for $13.

Best time to go: It’s hard to beat lunchtime when you can select sushi, the extensive buffet of Asian favorites ($7.95 on weekdays, $8.95 on weekends) or a daily special that ranges from $8.50 to $9.50.

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What you’ll hear: On Saturdays (and some Fridays) the pub features live music in the evenings. A variety of genres, including classic rock and Irish music, can be heard on the outdoor patio.

patio, which is partially covered and features tables with large umbrellas to shade you from the sun.

Best time to go: Owner Josie Reed said the place is “hopping and jumping on Saturday nights,” but if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, Wednesday or Thursday is the time to come.

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King’s Point Pub

This quaint spot, which is only open Wednesday-Sunday during the summer season, is located at Lake Haven Marina on Craddock Creek. The pub opens at 3 p.m. but serves appetizers only until 5, which is when dinner starts. You can dine in the pub or out on the

The Landing Restaurant

The Landing Restaurant

Upscale cuisine in a casual atmosphere is what you’ll find at The Landing Restaurant, a perennial favorite in our annual Best of SML awards. The newly remodeled bar reopened in April as Bruno’s Gastro Pub and features an extensive selection of wine, specialty drinks, craft beers and distinctive menu items priced under $20.

BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY INCLUDING-Build your own omelets, 5 different varieties of pancakes, 3 styles of Eggs Benedicts, Biscuits & Gravy, and much more!

Tues-Sat, 7am-2pm Sundays, 8am-2pm

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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 offering a special lunch buffet every Sunday.

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Best time to go: Head out on a Saturday night for live music with bands playing a variety of country, Top 40 and beach music. Get there early if you want a seat.

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Try this: In the restaurant, choose the aged Pittsburgh-style filet of beef with Cherry Grapa Sauce ($38) or, for lighter appetites, the Tuna Duet – Ahi tuna in a Aji Amarillo/ Avocado Crème and Ahi tuna spaghetti for $18. In the pub, you won’t be disappointed with the Bangers and Mash ($15).

Saturday nights throughout the summer, the outdoor stage is occupied by the region’s most popular bands, including Fuzzy Logic, Dragonfly, Barefoot West and The Kings. Most play a variety of music, including pop, rock and beach tunes from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The summer schedule is online at mangosbarandgrill.com.

What you’ll hear: Live music in the pub and on the outdoor patio on Saturday nights features a variety of local artists playing jazz, funk and classic rock. Best time to go: If you need to unwind in a quieter atmosphere, stop by on a weekday when drink and appetizer specials are served from 5 to 7 p.m. But if you’re in the mood for music, Saturday nights are always hopping at The Landing.

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Mango’s Bar & Grill

A tropical-themed restaurant at Bridgewater Plaza, Mango’s is a favorite with locals and tourists. While seating is available indoors, Mango’s is known for its spacious patio filled with wrought iron tables, brightly colored umbrellas and an outdoor bar, which offers dozens of types of beer, wine, mixed and frozen drinks. Try this: The Jamaican Burger is 8 ounces of fresh grilled sirloin topped with Jamaican sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and mayo on a Kaiser bun for $7.99. What you’ll hear: On Friday and

Mexico Viejo

A staple at Crazy Horse Marina on the Blackwater, Mexico Viejo offers an extensive menu of traditional Mexican fare, as well as cold beer and tasty margaritas. A family friendly spot, Viejo offers inside dining as well as an outdoor patio (a good choice if it’s not too hot).

Best time to go: If you’re not into the music scene, take the family for lunch and then head over to Stargate Midway for rock climbing, the bungee trampoline or carnival games.

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Marina Cafe

A family-friendly place located just up from the docks at Mitchell’s Point Marina, Marina Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stephen and Vickie Saunders, who run the restaurant, specialize in meats that are smoker-cooked on the premises. Popular choices include chicken, beef brisket, pulled pork and rib specials. Try this: Smoked pork barbecue sandwich with fries and coleslaw for $8.99. Choose from three sauces served on the side – sweet red, hot red or vinegar-based (Carolina style). What you’ll hear: A variety of music styles played in the background via a sound system. Live music is scheduled most Saturdays throughout the summer. Call or check the restaurant’s Facebook page for a schedule.

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What you’ll hear: A variety of festive Latin music playing in the background.

What you’ll hear: The bar includes several TVs, most of which are tuned to sporting events.

Best time to go: Wednesdays feature half-price beer and margaritas. Need we say more?

Best time to go: Moosie’s is a great stop for lunch, especially if you’ve got the kids along or if you’re out shopping at Bridgewater Plaza. If you’re solo, swing by for appetizers and drinks in the early evening before the place gets packed.

Moosie’s Restaurant

Open at SML since 1989, Moosie’s is known for its extensive, reasonably priced menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and Mexican fare. A full bar occupies one side while the more family friendly dining room offers ample seating and a view of all the happenings at Bridgewater Plaza.

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Try this: The Reuben is Moosie’s top-selling sandwich. No. 6 on the menu, it’s served the traditional way with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing on grilled marble rye.

More to Try The following SML restaurants are also accessible by boat. Additional information is available on the next page. >> Ice Cream Cottage Cones, sundaes and other frozen treats >> The Lake House Beanery Specialty coffee drinks, beer wine, craft beers, wine, deli items >> Lumpkin’s Snack Bar & Grill Breakfast items made to order; sandwiches, subs and burgers >> Penhook Boat Dock Breakfast, lunch and early dinner with breakfast served all day >> Pizza Pub Pizza subs, salads, appetizers and cold beer; Dine inside or out on the covered patio >> Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge Breakfast on the weekends; Lunch and dinner during the week; Fare includes salads, hot dogs and burgers >> Virginia Dare Cruises Lunch or dinner served while cruising the lake aboard a 63-foot restored side-wheeler

Portside Grill and Bar

With its open-air setting, tropical decor and colorful characters, spending a summer afternoon at Portside is like being transported to Key West. Located at Virginia Dare Marina, the restaurant has a small menu with casual fare such as wings, burgers and peeland-eat shrimp. Not surprising, the margarita is Portside’s most popular drink.

In the Works At press time, several other area entrepreneurs were working to open waterfront restaurants in time for the summer season: >> Tom and Lynn Gordon, owners of The Blackwater Café, said they hope to open Jake’s Place at the Harbour some time in June at the former location of Harrison’s (Camper’s Paradise before that) just above Hales Ford Bridge. >> Waller Perrow, a Huddleston restaurateur, also confirmed he plans to open an eatery at Crystal Shores Marina in the location of the former Finz Bar and Grille. He said he hopes to have the restaurant, which he described as a bar/grill/deli, open in May. >> Mexico Viejo, already a staple at Crazy Horse Marina, could open a second location at Indian Point (the former Vieira’s Restaurant location) in June, according to Rose Halliday, executive secretary. For the latest news, pick up copies of our sister publication, Laker Weekly, available for free in racks around the SML region.

Try this: It’s hard to beat the cheeseburger, grilled ust outside the bar and served on an onion bun with lettuce, tomato and onion for $7. What you’ll hear: Music with a tropical flavor contributes to the atmosphere at Portside. Steel drum bands and DJs occasionally play on site. Call or check vadarecruises.com for the schedule. Best time to go: Portside is open Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 14. Memorial Day through Labor Day, it’s open on Friday, too. Sunday is when locals head over to the Bedford County establishment, a tradition that dates back to when it was against the law to dance on Sundays in Franklin County.

Turn the page for a complete list of SML's waterfront restaurants with contact information, in-season hours and by-boat map locator.

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Bay Roc Marina Café

8360 Hardy Road, Hardy

540-890-2194 bayroc-marina.com

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Mon 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tues-Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Benjamin’s at The Pointe

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-296-1215 marinerslanding.com

C6

D11

$-$$$

Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Chopsticks Chinese & Sushi

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

540-721-8839 bridgewaterplaza.com

R28

C8

$-$$

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

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King’s Point Pub

15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-7347

C2

F11

$-$$

Opens at 3 p.m. Wed-Sun

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The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com

R11

F10

$$-$$$

Daily for dinner at 5 p.m.; Starting May 28: Lunch Sat-Sun 11 a.m.2:30 p.m.

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Mango’s Bar & Grill

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

540-721-1632 mangosbarandgrill.com

R28

C8

$-$$

Opens daily at 11 a.m.

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Marina Café

3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

540-297-4829 mitchellspoint.com

C3

F12

$-$$

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

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Mexico Viejo

404 Crazy Horse Drive, Moneta

540-719-1000

B11

F9

$-$$

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

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Moosie’s Restaurant

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

540-721-5255 bridgewaterplaza.com

R28

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“It is a fun, fun hobby,” said Ralph Brush, an SML retiree who makes his own wine when he’s not enjoying other activities such as golf and sailing. Brush said he prefers white wine such as French Chardonnay, while his wife, Barbara, likes a more substantial red such as Malbec from Argentina. So, they make both. Ingredients are available to make any variety of wine imaginable in any style – from fresh, light and ready to drink, to an age-worthy red or even a rich afterdinner wine such as port. After an initial investment of about $100 for equipment, subsequent batches can be produced for about $4 to $5 per bottle. Brush said one benefit of homemade wine is that it can be produced without using preservatives if it is meant to be consumed within six months. If he intends to age the wine for a longer period of time, he adds some sulfites just like commercial winemakers do. “You have to be patient when you’re making wine,” he said, explaining that he begins by boiling his well water to sterilize it. He then adds grape juice purchased from a supplier. Yeast is pitched, which kicks off the fermentation process, 96 May • June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

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converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide. After about a week, Brush uses a hydrometer to check the sugar content. When it reaches the correct level, he drains the wine off the dregs into a clean container where it will rest for approximately four weeks. Brush makes one 6-gallon batch at a time, which translates into about 30 bottles of finished product. He prints and affixes personally designed labels to the bottles, seals them with a cork and finishes them with a foil capsule. The capsule has to be heated to shrink to the bottle. Brush said he initially tried using a hair dryer for this function, but it just didn’t get hot enough, so he invested in a heat gun. The label – Loonfeather – features the same name as the couple’s sailboat, which they’ve owned for 30 years, the past 17 on Craddock Creek of Smith Mountain Lake. “The bottles make great gifts. People really seem to appreciate them,” said Brush. “But you cannot sell them because that is illegal. Making [wine] is not illegal.” Brush, who puts the wine on par with bottles in the $15-$20 range, said most of his wines finish up with an alcohol content of about 10 percent, which makes them light and drinkable. He said some of his winemaking friends, including fellow SML resident Mike Wachter, add sugar, which results in a higher alcohol content. Wachter said he enjoys making chocolate-raspberry port 98 May • June 2011 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

and chocolate-orange port. He makes a 3-gallon batch and adds a sugar or glucose syrup and extra yeast to bring the alcohol content up to a warming 20 percent. Wachter, a retired financial planner and an officer with two local volunteer fire departments, said he was quite proud of recent batches he produced of Barolo and Chianti, Italian-style wines that pair well with tomato-sauce dishes such as spaghetti. “The thing that makes any of our wines better than over-thecounter wine is we don’t add any preservatives,” Wachter said. “It’s a pure taste; I just like it better.” Both winemakers emphasized the importance of sanitation. All equipment that touches the wine has to be sterilized with a sanitizing solution. If the wine becomes infected, it could result in a secondary fermentation in the bottle, which would ruin the whole batch. Brush and Wachter used to purchase equipment and supplies through catalogs but now are able to buy from several nearby shops that offer products and advice, including Pints O’ Plenty in Forest and Blue Ridge Hydroponics in Roanoke. 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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ART SHOW | The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza will feature the work of artists Rodney Dalton and Karen Galleher May 1-25. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com

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HISTORY PROGRAM | “Conflict in the Mountains: Famous Appalachian Feuds” program at the Skelton 4-H Center, Wirtz. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $30 fee includes lunch. 540.721.2759, ext. 264, skelton4hcenter.org

MAY 4

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare while a ranger from SML State Park discusses wildlife at the lake. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com

MAY 6

ROSS FLORA | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. TWO FOR THE ROAD | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. JEWELRY SHOW | May 6-8 | The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza will feature the work of artist Mia Katrin. 540.721.1596, thelittlegallerysml.com

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coming summer season. 540.721.1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com SML TRIATHLON | 9 a.m. at the SML State Park. 540.343.0987, commonwealthgames.org DRAGONFLY | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. DALLAS LEONARD | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. WINERY OPEN HOUSE | May 7, 8, 28, 29, 30 | Complimentary wine tastings at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford, Noon-5 p.m. 540.586.3707, bedfordwine.com WINERY OPEN HOUSE | May 7-8 | Complimentary wine tastings , vineyard tours and games for the kids at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 540.296-1393, smlwine.com MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ONE-DAY CONFERENCE | “UFOs, Mystery Animals and Men-in-Black.” Mariners Landing, Huddleston. 571.262.1496, susan.swiatek@gmail.com

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MOTHER’S DAY CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare. Moms receive a $5 discount. 2-4 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com MOTHER’S DAY PROGRAM | Learn about women’s mid-19th Century

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GENEALOGY PROGRAM | “Beyond Genealogy: Exlpore your Family History” program at the Skelton 4-H Center, Wirtz. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $50 fee includes lunch. 540.721.2759, ext. 264, skelton4hcenter.org

MAY 13

LEW TAYLOR | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. THE BIG BLIND | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. ROSS FLORA | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m.

MAY 14 FUZZY LOGIC | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. HISTORY EVENT | May 14-15 | “Seeing Through the Eyes of Booker T. Washington.” Special walking tour of B.T. Washington National Monument, Hardy. Free. 2 p.m. 540.721.2094, nps.gov/bowa

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The Charlie Perkinson Trio will play at The Blackwater Cafe on May 19.

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CHARLIE PERKINSON TRIO | Live jazz music at The Blackwater Cafe. 6-9 p.m.

MAY 20 THE KINGS AND THE EBERLY BROTHERS | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill in conjunction with the Tom Maynard Memorial Poker Run. 7:30-11:30 p.m. DAVE AND TOM| Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m.

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MAY 27 PHOTO CONTEST AND SHOW | May 27-30 | Presented by Smith Mountain Arts Council at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta. Entry rules and forms available online at smithmountainartscouncil.com.

TOM MAYNARD MEMORIAL POKER RUN POLYCHROME | Live music at Beyond | Charity event organized by SML Boating the Green. 8 p.m. Association. Launches from Mariners FINALLY FRIDAYS| Live music at Landing. 540.761.5147, smlba.com Benjamin’s at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m. OAKLEY’S BIG BASS CLASSIC | May 21-22 | Professional fishing event MAY 28 launching from Bridgewater Plaza. TIM MARTIN | Live music at The Landing 877.958.8687, oakleybigbass.com Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. BBQ FESTIVAL | Noon-5 p.m. at the Sedalia Center, Big Island. BBQ sampling, beverages, live entertainment and more. Check web site for admission fees. 434.299.5080, sedaliacenter.org LIVE MUSIC | At Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. ARMED FORCES DAY CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare. Military personnel receive a $5 discount with military ID. 2-4 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com

ROBOTIC JIVE | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. SUNSET SATURDAY | Acoustic music, family activities and wine tasting at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 7-10 p.m. $10 fee includes souvenir wine glass. Children admitted free. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com

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

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

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

BENJAMIN’S AT THE POINTE 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston | 540.297.4900 | marinerslanding.com

beyond the green 1035 Mercantile St., Suite 101, Moneta | 540.296.0871 | beyondthegreensportsbar.com

THE BLACKWATER CAFE 4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta | 540. 721.4333 | theblackwatercafe.com

KING’S POINT PUB 15844 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston | 540. 297.7347

the landing RESTAURANT 773 Ashmeade Rd., Moneta | 540.721.3028 | thelandingsml.com

Mango’s BAR & GRILL 16430 B T. Washington Hwy, Moneta | 540.721.1632 | mangosbarandgrill.com

MARINA CAFE 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston | 540.297.4829 | mitchellspoint.com

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JunE 3 LAKESIDE SINGERS CONCERT | June 3-4 | Choir performance at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door. Ken Nagele, 540.297.1058 LEW TAYLOR | Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. MICHAEL ARMSTRONG | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m. FINALLY FRIDAYS| Live music at Benjamin’s at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m.

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

JunE 6 D-DAY ANNIVERSARY | Spend the 67th anniversary of D-Day at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. Showing of the documentary “Bedford: The Town They Left Behind,” tours and other activities planned. 540.586.3329, dday.org WINERY OPEN HOUSE | June 6, 18, 19 | Complimentary wine tastings at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. 540.586.3707, bedfordwine.com ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM | June 6-9 | “The American Presidency: Sex, Drugs & Lies in the White House” at the Skelton 4-H Center, Wirtz. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call for fee info. 540.721.2759, ext. 264, roadscholar.org

JunE 10

FUZZY LOGIC| Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30-11:30 p.m. FINALLY FRIDAYS| Live music at Benjamin’s at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m.

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

HAWAIIAN CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and dinner with a tropical flair aboard the Virginia Dare. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com

YOUTH FISHING CLINIC | Free event for children 6-14 at SML State Park. 540.586.7682, co.bedford.va.us

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

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ASPIRING ANGLERS YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT | Free event for children up to age 14, 9 a.m. to noon at SML State Park. Pre-register from 8-8:45 a.m. 540.297.6066, dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/ smi.shtml

ROBOTIC JIVE | Live music at Beyond the Green. 8 p.m.

ELMER COLE’S FUNKET | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m.

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FATHER’S DAY CRUISE | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare. Dads receive a $5 discount. 2-4 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com

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ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW | Members of the SML chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society will display their vessels from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Parrot Cove Boat Rentals at Bridgewater Plaza. Free. 540.297.9202, woodenboats.net KELLY SCOTT | Live music at The Landing Restaurant. 7:30 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD CAMPOUT | June 25-26 | Join an interpreter at SML State Park campsite #48 for fun campingrelated activities. Saturday 2-9 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 540.297.6066 SMOKE ON THE WATER|Boats, brews and barbeque at Mariners Landing Resort. Noon-5 p.m. 540.297.4900, marinerslanding.com

June 26 BALDACCI BOOK SIGNING | Best-selling author David Baldacci will sign books from 1-3 p.m. at The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza. 540.721-1596, thellittlegallerysml.com

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FINALLY FRIDAYS| July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | Live music at Benjamin’s at the Pointe. 8-11 p.m.

JulY 2 SUNSET SATURDAY | Acoustic music by Kevin Marshall, family activities and wine tasting at Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. 7-10 p.m. Bring a picnic, chairs and blankets. $7 fee includes souvenir wine glass. Children admitted free. 540.296.1393, smlwine.com WINERY OPEN HOUSE | July 2-4 | Complimentary wine tastings at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bmaedford. Noon-5 p.m. 540.586.3707, bedfordwine.com FIREWORKS CRUISE | View fireworks and enjoy a barbeque dinner aboard the Virginia Dare. 8-11 p.m. Reservations required. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises. com

JULy 3 MUSIC IN THE PARK | Bring the family and lawn chairs to the beach pavilion at SML State Park, Huddleston. Entertainment by The Guard and The Old Dominion Cloggers. Refreshments for sale. 8-10 p.m. $5; children 12 and under, free. 297-6066, dcr.virginia.gov/ state_parks/smi.shtml

JULy 4 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION | Live music and fireworks at Mariners Landing Resort, Huddleston. 5-10 p.m. 540.297.4900, marinerslanding.com.

When l July 2 (July 3 rain date) Where l Parkway Marina

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What l A family-oriented holiday tradition featuring food vendors, live music and displays of fire, rescue and military equipment. Gates open at 2 p.m. Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m. No coolers or alcohol permitted.

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COST l Admission is free, but the event is a fund-raiser for the Saunders Volunteer Fire Company and donations will be accepted. A $10 per-car parking fee applies.

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY | Enjoy a cruise and lunch aboard the Virginia Dare while a ranger from SML State Park discusses wildlife at the lake. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 540.297.7100, vadarecruises.com

HORSE AND HOUND WINE FESTIVAL | Enjoy wines from nine Virginia wineries while enjoying live music and arts, crafts and food vendors. Numerous events throughout the day incorporate horses and dogs. Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Ticket info: 540.586.3707, bedfordwine.com

JULy 7 AFTER FIVE JIVE | Live music byThe Embers at Westlake Towne Center to benefit the United Way of Franklin County. Gates open at 5 p.m. with music scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30. Adults $5. Kids 10 and under admitted free. Food and drinks available for purchase. Children’s play area available. Valid ID required for 21 and older. 540.721.5288, after5jive.com

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CHARILE PERKINSON TRIO | Live jazz music at The Blackwater Cafe. 6-9 p.m.

if you go by boat l The SML Water Safety Council has declared the primary viewing area a no-wake zone for the evening. For a detailed map of the no-wake zone, turn to the map on Pages 110-111 or consult the 2011 SML Visitor Info Map inserted in this issue (and available for free in Laker Magazine racks around the region). On the water, zone boundaries will be indicated by SML Sail and Power Squadron boats displaying flashing yellow lights. Want More Info? l Pick up a copy of the July 1 Laker Weekly or read it online at smithmountainlake. com. Additional information is also available at smlfireworks.com or by calling Parkway Marina at 540.297.4412. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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Bob Riddick Roofing

20

E8

Bridgewater Marina

56

C8

Capps Home Building Center

7

E7

Carilion Clinic

16

E7

Carters Jewelry

15

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Clear View Railing

106

-

Crystal Shores Marina

61

C9

Davis Heating & Air

15

-

116

2 4 1 0 1

C8

Grand Home Furnishings Outlet

106

E7

Haywood's Jewelers

33

E7

Homestead Creamery

101

G4

Hughes Marine Service

78

-

Interiors by Kris

68

E7

Jane Sullivan Horne, Prudential

5

E7

Johnathan's Restaurant

88684

D7

Kebo Construction

65

-

Kevin A. Mele, P.C., CPA

12

C8

King's Grant

HALE

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122

834

RM Communications

106

E7

Robert R. Bauer Building Contractors

74

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RSI Rentals

80

E7

Runk & Pratt SML Retirement Village

53

E7

Seven Oaks Landscaping

40

J5

-

SML Pressure Cleaning

108

-

Kitchens by Connie

36

E7

SML Home Check

19

-

Kroger

2

E7

Snazzy Screen Solutions

104

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Lake House Beanery

56

C8

Southerns Best

104

C8

Lake Inn

The Blackwater Cafe

99

F9

The Guest House

43

D7

The Landing Restaurant

84

F10

C8

M.H. Eades, Inc.

23

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Mango's Bar and Grill

56

C8

Martin Travel

19

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Martinsville Dupont Credit Union

80

K4

Mexico Viejo

90

F9

Michael Dillon Custom Docks

45

G7

Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney

919

55

-

National Pools of Roanoke

76

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Nationwide Insurance

106

Noonkester Construction

51

Oasis Cabinets

20

G4

Old Oak Cafe

87

E7

PD&M, Inc. General Contractors

13

C8

Pizza Pub

56

C8

Pro-Line Trailor

108

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Prudential Waterfront Properties

3,83

E7

641

I

The Little Gallery

49,56

699

900

122 834

C8

The Westlake Country Club

83

TopNotch Lawncare

15

E7

Turner's Building, Inc.

41

J9

C8

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70

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WaterWheel Marina

35

C8

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Webster Marine Center

73

C8

Wells Fargo, Rayetta Webb

107

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Westlake Heating & Air Conditioning

43

E7

83

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Westlake Salon & Spa

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655

122

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919

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122

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739

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56

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56

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635 116

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71

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951

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56

634

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678

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636

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616

GRIMES CREEK

676

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634

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34

675

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Clear Pools

653

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RD

14

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635

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C

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676

RD

56,97

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88

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616

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HAR

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C8

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635

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56

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681

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Bridgewater Sportswear

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63

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655

655

852

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636

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63

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2 4 0 9 5

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Atlantic Bay Mortgage

757

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757

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757

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6 653

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616

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668

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833 D CRA

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942

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601

668

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616

Bellavista Beach Island Island

616 668

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Johnston Island

940

Brides Island

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665

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L

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670

668

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670

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944

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663

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626

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RE/MAX Lakefront Realty, Inc. Jordan, Cameron and Angie Wainwright & Company REALTORS

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908

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905 937

938 831

966 663

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945

660

674

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938

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2 4 1 7 6

662 840

647

659

2 4 1 3 7 660

834

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946 751

661

626 40

673

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920

662

819

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