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Editor’s Note

Contents March/April 2015

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Love the Lake

HOMES Sue and Bill Partsch enlisted the help of a husband-wife interior design team to solve some homebuilding dilemmas

Take the Laker With You

36 HOME & GARDEN

DECORATING How Angie Epperly’s festive porch became the envy of the neighborhood

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LANDSCAPING Low-maintenance buffer gardens add beauty and promote a cleaner lake

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ON THE WATER Ken LaBrake’s newest water toy quenches friends’ thirst for fun and convenience

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SHORELINES Replica lighthouse is a beacon for fun times at the home of longtime Lakers Tim and Vicki Gardner

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GUIDE Our annual list of area professionals who provide home and garden products and services

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Contents March/april 2015

Shorelines

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FIT & HEALTHY Spring is the perfect season to take a hike to the top of Smith Mountain

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communITY SML Good Neighbors program strives to enrich the lives of area youth

features

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spIrITs The craft beer revolution has sparked a new trend at Smith Mountain Lake

Social Seen

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cALEnDAr / ouT & AbouT Best bets for March and April, plus photos from recent lake-area events

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Laker book page, crossword puzzle, advertiser index and map

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DocK TALE Hour Columnist Kimberly Dalferes’ lighthearted look at the lake

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Editor’s Note

March/April 2015 Published by Laker Media 272 Westlake road, suite 1, hardy, Va 24101

When I moved to Smith Mountain Lake right out of college in 1992, it was remote and still somewhat undiscovered — a little slice of heaven with scenic mountains, serene waters and a wide variety of recreational opportunities.

Phone: 540.721.4675 • Fax: 540.721.4627 smithmountainlake.com

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Andie Gibson Editor@smithmountainlaker.com

Luckily, that last part hasn’t changed. But things definitely are different than they were 23 years ago. Back then, there was one small grocery store (Shoprite), limited medical facilities and slim choices when it came to dining. Heck, there wasn’t even a stoplight at the intersection of Route 122 and Scruggs Road.

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There also was no established local magazine. That changed in 2000 when new SML resident Micah Gaudio called and asked if I would help him get one off the ground. I had just quit my job at The Roanoke Times to stay home with my new baby boy and wasn’t particularly interested in a fledgling publication, but Micah was persistent and I agreed.

saLes Manager

Alicia Lovern Alicia.Lovern@roanoke.com

Over the past 14 years, I’ve had the privilege of helping guide Laker Magazine through considerable growth (the first issue in August 2001 was just 24 pages!), the launch of several new print and digital products and our acquisition by Times-World Corp., parent company of The Roanoke Times, in 2007. But, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and this issue is my last as editor of the Laker.

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Carol Craighead Carol.Craighead@smithmountainlaker.com

It was definitely the most difficult decision of my professional career to leave this job, a position that has allowed me to meet and get to know so many SML residents from all walks of life. Your intriguing backgrounds, exciting adventures and amazing accomplishments never cease to amaze me. Thank you for the opportunity to share so many of your stories through the pages of Laker Magazine. My utmost appreciation also goes out to the many talented writers, editors, photographers, designers and sales professionals who helped shape this publication and make it great. And, of course, many thanks to our loyal advertisers and the lake’s dedicated community leaders. We couldn’t do it without you. While another editor will come on board to take the Laker forward, I am off to find inspiration in new career opportunities and higher education. Thankfully, along with husband Chris and now 15-year-old son Ben, I’ll continue to call this little slice of heaven home. See you on the lake!

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CONTRIBUTORS Writers

Kimberly Dalferes | Amy Dye | Catriona Tudor Erler Ferne Hale | Jerry Hale | Gordon Kendall | Lindsey Wagnon PhotograPhers

Catriona Tudor Erler | Pidge Morgan | Don Petersen Andy Pratt | Frances Pratt | Ted Pratt | Rick Ries Jim Shauberger | Charlie Walker

Andie Gibson one the coVer | The contemporary dining room at the home of Bill and Sue Partsch offers a picturesque view of Smith Mountain Lake. Story starts on Page 30. Photo by Don Petersen.

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Jack and Karen Phillips, Sheridan Brown and John Crawford, all of Moneta, traveled to Ireland and Scotland in October. The couples posed for this photo at Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie, by Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland. Jack Phillips, who plays and teaches bagpipes, reunited with an old friend and fellow bagpiper at the castle, which dates back to the late 7th century.

In September, Drew Moser and Leanna Daniel of Elon, North Carolina, took the Laker with them on a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where Drew’s brother is a cast member. “We really enjoyed the roller coasters, light show on Cinderella’s castle and the performances, but I would have to say the food and wine festival was everyone’s favorite,” said Leanna.

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In July, Steve Payne and Holly Bastian of Moneta took the Laker to Iceland to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple visited Jokulsarlon (a glacier lake), snorkeled in 34-degree water between the tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America and chartered a small plane for an aerial tour of the country. The trip concluded at the Blue Lagoon (pictured above), a geothermal hot spring known for its therapeutic qualities.

Nancy and Nat Ostroff took grandson Jonah, 11, on a fishing trip last summer to Whalers Cove Lodge in Angoon, Alaska. The family netted 300 pounds of salmon, halibut and cod, which they had frozen and shipped back to their home in Huddleston. “A lot of it later found its way to other freezers in the neighborhood,” said Nat.

Del and Pat Bailey of Moneta celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary aboard the River Harmony, sailing from Amsterdam to Vienna. They posed for this shot while on the Danube River. “The ship travels through 66 locks on its journey,” said Pat. “The scenery is beautiful and the experience wonderful!”

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Twins Laurie Shull and Terry Berner, who both have vacation homes in Moneta, traveled to Las Vegas in May where they showed off the Laker at The Mirage hotel and casino with the Venetian in the background.

To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Sandy (holding magazine) and Don Kelso (far left) of Moneta took their family to Hawaii in July. They visited sites of historical, scientific and familial importance on three islands, including the Univeristy of Hawaii, where Don studied marine ecology from 1965 to 1970. A highlight of the trip was visiting with former SML neighbors Mary and Steve Roland at their home on the slopes of Haleakala. After taking this photo, the Kelsos passed their Laker on to the Rolands.

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Joan and Ron Hamlin of Moneta traveled to Alaska in July where they took this shot in Denali National Park. The vacation also included stops in Fairbanks, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. “This was a wonderful trip,” Joan said. “We saw so much beauty and met so many nice people.”

In June, Lynn and Linda Barnes, John and Jeri Garrett and Ralph and Barbara Brush of Smith Mountain Lake enjoyed 10 days sailing in in the British Virgin Islands with their combined 17 adult children, spouses and children. The couples, who each bareboated 40-foot catamarans, posed for this photo at Saba Rock Resort on Virgin Gorda.

In April, Mary and Stephen Campbell of Moneta traversed Vietnam, starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and traveling through Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue and Ha Long Bay to Hanoi. The highlight of the trip, Stephen said, was sailing in a junk on Ha Long Bay (pictured), where more than 3,000 steep islands extend through the Bay of Tonkin to the coast of China.

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Sue and Bill Partsch got an uneasy feeling shortly after the foundation was poured and the framing was going up for their home on the shores of the upper Roanoke River channel. Sue said she believed the home just wasn’t coming together as the couple had hoped. She was having second thoughts about the Colonial design with separate rooms and furniture to complement the style, but didn’t know where to turn for help.

She found the answer in John and Theresa Dorlini, certified interior designers and owners of Circle Design Studio in Roanoke. “Theresa got me from the get-go,” Sue said. “She looked at me and my clothes and said, ‘You like the color gray and a contemporary look. And look at your chunky jewelry with pops of bright color.’ She came back with a mood board of colors and ideas for changing the flow of the house. She absolutely nailed it.” SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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ABOVE From top, a collection of brightly colored glassware provides a pop of color against white cabinets in the Partsch kitchen; the master bathroom includes floating cabinets and an oversized trough sink. RIGHT From top, round baskets mounted on the wall warm the decor in the living room; the master bedroom features a soothing color palette, headboard made of reclaimed wood and view of the lake.

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John Dorlini took the original floor plan and modified it to better suit the homeowners’ needs and affinity for entertaining. “Our kitchen really is the gathering place when we entertain family and friends,” she said. “The kitchen that John and Theresa designed was spot on with our vision. Placing the cooktop so that we can enjoy the lake view as we cook, providing ample counter space, having a bar and prep sink and the custom-designed island makes this room one of our favorites.” The kitchen area includes an architectural table, Caesar stone countertops and an island of white quartz. It opens to the living area, which the Dorlinis also reworked. The original plan called for a fireplace flanked by bookshelves, but the Partsches opted for a sleeker, more modern look with an off-center fireplace and bench seating. Other design touches include an oversized ottoman, contemporary recliners and a TV that can be seen from anywhere in the room. “In listening to the clients, we understood how they would use the space for family TV watching, entertaining guests and enjoying relaxing views of the lake over wine,” John Dorlini said. “By eliminating the bookshelves and experimenting


“Placing the cooktop so that we can enjoy the lake view as we cook, providing ample counter space, having a bar and prep sink and the custom-designed island makes this room one of our favorites.” — Sue PartSch, on her redeSigned kitchen

with the fireplace location, we found a truly custom solution that met the Partsches’ desires for less visual clutter and dusting, while finding a home for the TV that was installed at their seated eye level as opposed to above the mantle.” Additional changes were made to improve functionality and aesthetics in the master suite. The area originally had four doors, but the Dorlinis eliminated two by reconfiguring the plan to move the closets adjacent to the bathroom. Doing so provided a better wall against which to place the bed, which features a headboard built from reclaimed wood. “I love the reconfigured master suite,” Sue said. “It is so peaceful and relaxing. Waking up to the beautiful lake view makes it feel like we are on vacation year-round.” The spacious and contemporary master bathroom features a distinctive mirror setup with subtle back lighting, trough sink, floating cabinets, soaking tub

and a powder room that could be converted to an elevator in the future. With two extra bedrooms upstairs and one on the lake level, the home features ample room for guests. When family and friends aren’t congregating in the great room or kitchen area, they’re hanging out on the patio or by the pool, Sue said. “We had people and events here all summer – a 50th anniversary party, a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, a church retreat and a teacher party,” said Sue, who teaches kindergarten in Roanoke. “I can’t say enough good things about Circle Design Studio,” Sue said. “We hired them after our design/build project had begun, and they came in with extreme professionalism. They worked well with the architect/builder, providing him with all the drawings, elevations and source lists he required. Their emails with me, the builder and sub-contractors were prompt, and they addressed any issues that arose.”

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Many people use the terms interior designer and decorator interchangeably, but there are significant differences between the two. Interior design, according the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), “follows a systematic course — including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process — to satisfy the client’s needs and resources and create functional spaces within a building. Designs must adhere to code and regulatory requirements and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability.” ASID defines interior decorating as “the furnishing

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Designer vs. Decorator or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things.” Virginia and other states have laws requiring interior designers to be licensed and to document their formal education and training. States also require practicing interior designers to earn NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certification to demonstrate experience and qualification. The certification involves a three-part exam. In addition, a work experience mentorship must be completed. By contrast, becoming an interior decorator requires no formal training or licensing. – Ferne Hale

ABOVE Interior designers John and Theresa Dorlini own Circle Design Studio. BELOW The lake-facing pool and deck areas are popular gathering spots at the Partsch home.

In October, the Partsch project earned Circle Design Studio first place in the category of residences more than 3,500 square feet at the Interior Design Excellence Awards. The competition is hosted by the Virginia and West Virginia chapters of the American Association of Interior Designers. “We were very excited to win an award among projects submitted by the best designers around the state. The judges commented on how the minimal changes to the floor plan had an impressive impact on the overall space. The end result is amazing despite our involvement so late in the construction process,” Dorlini said.


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Angie Epperly (above) at her home in The Watefront, which includes a porch she decorates with different themes throughout the year; in July, she combines nautical and Independence Day themes with plenty of red, white and blue.

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LEFT A cart at the front entry decorated for autumn welcomes visitors to the Epperly home.

The tradition started 34 years ago when, as newlyweds, Wayne and Angie Epperly bought a little fixer-upper in Roanoke. “It was in bad shape,” Angie recalled, “but it had a porch. And I thought, if I decorate it, that will help.” She started at Christmas, adorning the stoop with festive ribbon and ornaments. But when the holiday season was over and the colorful decorations put away, the bare porch returned to its dreary state. A few weeks later, Angie came up with a plan, pulling some of the Christmas decorations back out and adding heart-shaped embellishments for Valentine’s Day.

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ABOVE A table tucked in the corner includes a lantern with electric candle that provides a soft glow to the porch at night.

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From left, a photo from 1995 shows Wayne (center), Landon (left) and Ryan Epperly with the family dog on the porch of the home in Roanoke County where the family lived for 15 years before moving to Smith Mountain Lake; Christmas decorations hang in the windows and along the railings of the wraparound porch.

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Pink, purple and green decorations set the tone for Easter at the entry to the Epperly home at Smith Mountain Lake. ANdIE GIbSON

“And it snowballed from there,” she said with a laugh. In 1995, the Epperlys moved to a new home on four acres in Roanoke County. It was large enough to accommodate their growing family, which now included two young boys, and had a huge wraparound porch. “It was on that porch we read the paper, the kids played and if there was an issue or problem, we would say, ‘Take it to the porch.’ We would go out on the porch and sit in the swing and discuss it away from the distractions of TVs, video games or the phone,” she said. “There were many celebrations held on that porch – birthday parties, showers, prom photos and graduation celebrations. We not only celebrated seasons and holidays, more importantly, we celebrated life.” Wayne Epperly also described the porch as the goto spot for family meetings or one-on-one talks. “It provided an entry point for discussions – good, bad or indifferent,” he said.

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Five years ago, the Epperlys decided to move to Smith Mountain Lake to begin life as empty-nesters. The couple had several criteria when hunting for their new home: It needed to be on the water, in a friendly community and, of course, include a porch. “We wanted a home that created an atmosphere centered around family and friends,” Wayne Epperly said. “Before, we were more secluded. This house is different because we’re in a neighborhood and the porch is a way for us to interact and meet new people. So many have walked by and said, ‘I love what you’ve done with the porch,’ and we’ll strike up a conversation.” Angie said she switches out the decorations 8-9 times per year, developing themes around holidays and seasons. Favorite standards include spring, Independence Day, Halloween and Christmas, but she throws in new motifs, as well. In the summer of 2013, she created a Hawaiian luau theme to complement a large party the couple hosted for family.

LEFT Counter clockwise from top, a wreath on the Epperlys’ front door features flip flops and a pink flamingo as part of a luau theme; grass skirting hangs along the porch railing; tropical fruit, brightly colored leis and grass skirting on the lamp shade contribute to the festive decor; a fake skelton normally reserved for Halloween gets a Hawaiian makeover to greet guests at the couple’s luau party.

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PHOTOS by ANdIE GIbSON

Clockwise from top, the porch gets a pop of color with red and pink decorations for Valentine’s Day in February; a cozy bench provides seating; a statue by the front door doubles as a tray with candy to offer guests. Angie Epperly said she brings the treats indoors at night so neighborhood critters aren’t tempted.

Want to try? Add pizazz to your porch with these decorating tips. 1. Choose decorations that can be used multiple times. For example, select a red ribbon you like and utilize it for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Fourth of July.

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2. Develop a theme to make decorating easier. Holidays and seasons work well, but any hobby or interest you have can be turned into a theme.

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3. Stock up on items when they go on sale after a holiday to use the following year. Look for coupons, too, particularly from craft stores like Michael’s and AC Moore. 4. Don’t restrict yourself to craft stores. Consignment shops and antique stores also are great places for decorating finds.

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7. Get organized to save time and avoid frustration. Make sure decorations are properly labeled and packed where you can easily find them. 8. Just have fun! Decorating should be something you enjoy, not something stressful. – Angie Epperly


BELOW The front door and side table decorated for Valentine’s Day; Angie Epperly fiddles with a decoration.

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Enjoy this spacious lake home w/approx. 3,735 sq ft finished, main channel lake views & lvl lot w/ 115’ of waterfront, flr plan accomodates main level living! 4 BR’s 3½ BA’s, kit & baths w/ granite countertops, 2 ovens, screened porch, workshop, 4 FPs, formal din rm, kitchenette on lwr level, stamped concrete driveway & walkway, 2 car garage, covered boathouse, new roof, gutters & heat pump w/gas backup approx 3 yrs ago. Beautifully landscaped, built-in bookshelves, anderson windows & doors. $819,900, MLS #809827

BeautIFul maIntenance Free BrIck lake home located In the PretIgIous waverly suBdIvIsIon This lake home offers main level living floor plan in one of the most prestigious subdivisions on Smith Mountain Lake! This home has approx. 4,105 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, office, 3 1/2 baths, triple car garage, paved driveway, covered boat house, irrigation system, gentle walk to the lake! Family room w/ fireplace & wet bar, in-house stereo system, trex decking, gas range, formal dining room & dining area, 2 open fireplaces. $799,900, MLS #810783

lake home w/ 3.18 acres, maIn channel vIew & Pool This home has been totally remodeled and looks like brand new! Very spacious with approx. 4620 Sq. Ft., 5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, Huge 4 Car Garage & Short Term Rentals allowed. New Stainless Steel Applances & New Kitchen Cabinets with granite countertops & Inground Pool. $449,900, MLS# 807443

IF you love vIews then you wIll love thIs lake home! Enjoy this 3/4 Bedroom, 3 Bath lake home with great wide water main channel views, 2 covered boat houses with lifts, lots of decking, garage, screened porch, retractable awning on upper deck. Garage on Main Level & Garage Under, Paved Drive. $469,900, MLS #806613

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This lake access home offers 3 bedrooms plus 4th bedroom/office, 3 full baths, covered front porch, family room, 2 car garage, big back yard with fire pit. Lots of terrific amenities in this subdivision: beach area with pavilion, community day docks, clubhouse with raquetball, exercise room, sauna, playground and much more! $199,900, MLS #807425

w/336’ lakefront , 3 BR/3 BA Great-room w/Cathedral ceilings & FP, Family Room w/FP, 5-mins to Westlake & Bridgewater. In-law/guest suite, w/2nd kitchen, 3-1/car garage/workshop, paved driveway & double boathouse w/cabana. Beautiful hardwoods create some privacy! Call First $599,900 MLS#805659

Enjoy living in this beautiful townhome at the cottages with 5 BR’s. 3½ BA’s, approx 3,087 sq ft, 2 car garage and covered dock w/ double jet ski lift. Terrific main level living with great room w/ cathedral ceiling & fireplace, open kitchen & dining area, huge family room w/wetbar, sold, partially furnished, great amenities, oversized deck w/trex, $535,900. MLS#808850.


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16451 Booker T. Washington Hwy, Moneta, VA 24121 A mASteRPieCe in ARChiteCtuRAL DeSign CRAFtSmAnShiP, ARe unPARALLeLeD in this 10,800 sq. ft. all brick estate with incredible main channel views. Heated Itallian marble & hardwood floors. You will feel like you own your own private island w/approx. 750 ft. of shoreline on 1.6 acres, surrounded by water on 3 sides, enjoying the privacy of an electric gated entrance. Professionally landscaped w/formal gardens, water falls & pond. 6 bedrooms, which 2 are master suites on the main level w/large walk in showers, closets & jacuzzi, huge kitchen for thos who love to cook, formal dining room, dining area, fully equipped commercial size gym, sauna, hot tub, rec room w/a beautiful custom wet bar & marble gas fireplace, library, office and den. Much, much, more!

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The perfect lake home for entertaining w/ approx. 4786 Sq. Ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, Open Great Room with cath. Ceiling, Wetbar & fireplace, 2 Master Suites, Family Room w/ Fireplace, Screened Porch, Double Carport, 2 Car Garage, Paved Drive, The boat dock Has 3 covered slips which( one is for a houseboat), Gazebo, Cabana and Florida Room. $1,075,000. MLS#807768

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Convenient to Rocky Mt. and Smith Mountain Lake, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath ranch with garage. Great Room w/cathedral ceiling & fireplace. Full Basement, covered front porch, 2 car garage on main level & 1 car garage under. $229,900. MLS #793179 LAke ACCeSS home in ViLLAge eASt - onLY $229,900

Superior Lakefront Living in this beautiful designed home. Quality & upgrades galore, elevator, wood & tile floors. Spacious rooms, screened porch, tiled decks with open water views. Lush landscaping with stone steps and walls to dramatic double slip boathouse. Close to shopping & restaurants. $1,599,000 MLS# 806393

Nice & Bright lake home with 4 bedroom suites & each have a private bath. Nicely decorated & being sold fully furnished. Lake view from every room, covered lakeside deck with outdoor shower below. Gentle lot & 1.22 acres, boat dock & sandy beach. Granite Countertops & Stainless Appliances in kitchen, wood floors, Sandy Beach, $699,900. ML#807412

This immaculate home has approx. 2966 Finished with 3 Large Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, Full Walkout Basement, Great Room with Fireplace, 2 Car Garage, Paved Drive, Terrific Neighborhood -Great Amenities

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Own your own island with 2 beautiful homes, huge Boathouses, a beach area and a Par-3 Golf Hole. Also, included in this magnificent property is a mainland home and lot with a garage, boat dock and private ramp. The homes are fully furnished and boast incredible views. Call Tim Basham at 540-537-4556 For a personal appointment!

Enjoy the peace and privacy of this lake home with 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, Great Room w/Fireplace, bamboo flooring & cathedral ceiling, Game & Family Room,Gentle lot with 110’ of Waterfront and Terrific view! Main level living and 2 Car Garage, MLS #804812 $649,900

Lakefront contemporary ranch located in The Water’s Edge. Approx. 3,100 sq ft. 3 BR’s,3½ BAs, great room w/cathedral ceiling & fireplace, family room w/stone fireplace, 2 car garage, covered dock, great cove with main channel lake views, owner is a member of the Country Club so initiation fee is $30,000. Gentile lakefront lot, paved driveway, MLS#809829

great short term rental potential $447,700

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Spacious back yard, gold fish pond, privacy fence across road frontage & fire pit. Minutes to shopping, restaurants, medical & golf etc. Open family room/kitchen, loft for office/gameroom. New 2 1/2 ton Carrier Heatpump.

Ranch built in 2008 with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths, Great Amenities include: Clubhouse w/ Racquetball Court, Sauna & Party Room, Beach Pavilion with Sandy Beach & Day Docks, Playround, Boat Storage Area, Home needs some TLC, MLS #808649

Newly remodeled lake home w/4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 wood burning fireplaces, wrap-around covered decks, new carpet, vinyl and paint, roof and heat pump only 2 years old, Anderson windows, beautiful lake views, gentle lot with 183’ of waterfront. Covered dock with hoist, paved drive terrific subdivision, short term rentals allowed! MLS #803793


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mith Mountain Lake is one of the cleanest bodies of water on the East Coast, but development around the lake and nearby watershed areas is putting the lake’s water purity at risk. Fortunately, there is much local homeowners can do to protect this valuable resource. According to the Smith Mountain Lake Association, an organization that advocates for best practices related to the lake’s watershed, one of the major sources of SML pollutants is water runoff from gardens and farms. Fertilizers and other garden chemicals used by the thousands of people who live within the lake watershed area, as well as silt and animal waste, all leach into the lake. The problem is intensified when homeowners strip the land along their shoreline of all or most of its natural vegetation – often planting a lawn right down to the water’s edge in its place. Lawns extending to the shore are bad for the lake for several reasons. Keeping it lush and green requires fertilizer, which exacerbates potential pollution. And because grass roots are relatively shallow, they are not very effective at filtering unwanted chemicals.

MAIN PHOTO A weeping willow and other shoreline plantings filter unwanted fertilizer and other pollutants, helping keep Smith Mountain Lake clean. ABOVE Yellow black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) and Shasta daisies are easy-to-grow perennials that look beautiful along the shore. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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butterflies and birds while adding to the beauty of the waterfront view.” Some may balk at the idea of planting trees near the water because they may obscure an uninterrupted water view. In fact, trees are wonderful because, if positioned well, they frame the view and add an additional dimension and depth to the scene, actually enriching the view line. In addition, trees provide privacy. Looking at the lake through a filter of trees is wonderful; being fully exposed to every boater who happens by is not so nice.

What to Plant

In contrast, a buffer planting of trees, shrubs and perennials along the shore will have a positive effect on the lake water quality. The SMLA website explains: “The buffer [planting] acts as a filter for runoff, catching sediment, debris and pollutants before it reaches the water. The plant roots hold the soil, slowing erosion and thus helping water clarity and protecting aquatic habitat. Trees and shrubs near the water’s edge help shade the water, keeping temperatures cooler and improving the habitat for amphibians, fish and other aquatic life. Buffer landscaping provides food and habitat for wildlife. Blooming plants and seasonal color attract 48 March • April 2015 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

ABOVE From left, shrubs and perennials keep SML clean and make the journey to the lake more pleasant; Miscanthus grass and birch tree roots help filter water before it reaches the lake.

The best choices for shoreline plants are those native to the region. They tend to be deep-rooted (as much as 3-8 feet) so they are superb filtering agents and also help to stabilize the shoreline, serving as living rip-rap. In general, native plants require less maintenance and supplementary water once established, so they are easy to care for. However, any plant, whether foreign, national or native, is better than lawn. If roses and daylilies are your thing, plant them. The palette of available native plants, including many that have showy flowers, is extensive and attractive, so a buffer garden does not have to look like a weedy mess. Nor should it block your view to the water. Create a design so the buffer planting frames your water view, adding depth and everchanging seasonal interest. On a level lot, there may be a tree or shrub that obscures a portion of the view, but that can enhance the overall effect, creating patterns, silhouettes and filtered glimpses of water. A diversity of plant materials both adds to the beauty and interest of your property, as well as reduces the risk of a pest or disease infestation. Opportunists, diseases and pests will gravitate to monocultures, such as a mass planting of spreading juniper, where they can feast uninterrupted.


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Low-Maintenance Beauty

The great benefit of growing natives is they require a minimum of maintenance. They don’t want to be fertilized, and once they’re established, all you’ll need to do is tidy up dead vegetation in spring and pull the occasional weed. However, for the first two years, you must be vigilant about seeking out and pulling weeds so the desired plants can get a firm hold. Check every two weeks and pull any weeds you see. Also, provide supplemental water the first year until the root systems are well established. A weekly deep watering is more beneficial than frequent shallow splashes because shallow watering trains roots to stay near the surface. A good layer of mulch between the plants will help restrain weeds and keep moisture in the soil. Invest now in a lakeside buffer planting for the long-term benefits of a beautiful landscape that requires less work than the traditional suburban garden, attracts desirable wildlife and promotes a cleaner lake.

LEFT In spring, waterfront rhododendrons are a dramatic foreground to the view of Smith Mountain. RIGHT Limbedup trees filter runoff water while allowing for views to the lake. A mixture of shrubs provides s e a s o n a l interest, as well as additional filtering.

NATIVE CHOICES There are many beautiful, flowering plants that are suitable for a lakeside buffer garden. Following are a few native choices. Perennials, shrubs and vines Asclepiasspecies (milkweed, butterfly weed)

Chelone glabra( turtlehead)

Panicum virgatum (switch grass)

Cimicifuga racemosa (black cohosh)

Schizachrium scoparium, syn. Andropogon scoparius (little bluestem)

Eupatorium coelestinum (hardy ageratum) Eupatorium perfoliatum (boneset)

Chasmanthium latifolium, syn. Uniola latifolia (wild oats)

Eupatorium purpureum (Joe Pye Weed)

Bouteloua gracilis( blue gramma)

Baptisia australis (blue false indigo)

Ilex glabra (inkberry)

Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)

Iris versicolor ( blue flag iris)

Flowering understory trees that don’t grow too tall Amelanchierspp. (serviceberry)

Liastris spicata (blazing star, gayfeather)

Itea virginica (Virginia sweetspire)

Aster laevis (smooth aster)

Lonicera sempervirens (coral or trumpet honeysuckle) Penstemon digitalis ( beardtongue) Phlox subulata (creeping phlox) Tradescantia virginiana (spiderwort) Wisteria frutescens (native wisteria)

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Ilex verticillata (winterberry)

Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower) Lobelia siphilitica (blue cardinal flower) Veronica noveboracencis (ironweed) Grasses Dichanthelium clandestinum, syn. Panicum clandestinum (deertongue grass)

Cercis Canadensis (redbud) Chionanthus virginicu s(fringe tree) Cladrastis lute a (yellowwood) Halesia Carolina (Carolina silverbell) Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) Magnolia Virginiana (sweetbay magnolia) Oxydendron arboretum (sourwood)


WANT TO LEARN MORE? The Smith Mountain Lake Association will host a community learning event focusing on improving your property and SML’s water quality. The event will take place on April 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, 775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz. Call (540) 719-0690 for more information. On hand will be experts to discuss: • Buffer landscaping • Wildlife habitat • Permeable hardscaping (to help absorb excess water runoff) • Native plants in Virginia • Preventing water pollution

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en and Valerie LaBrake live with their four children in a sheltered cove on Gills Creek where they have assembled an impressive collection of gear used for all types of lake fun. There are multiple boats and personal watercraft, a water slide, kayak, canoe, paddleboard, circa-1970 wet bike and an Olympic-style 3-meter diving board affixed to a docked houseboat. But the water toy that most quenches the LaBrakes’ thirst for fun these days is a one-of-a-kind, fully equipped floating boat bar. “We’d be lounging on noodles and tubes out there in the cove, and the next thing you know, glasses were empty,” said Ken, explaining the genesis of what Valerie refers to as his “latest unauthorized purchase.” “Why don’t you build some kind of swim-up bar so we can party properly?” suggested friends Nancy and Kelly Alderman, knowing full well that Ken, a veteran of 22 years in the construction business, would be up to the challenge. Ken’s design for the boat bar percolated to paper over the winter of 2014, and he began acquiring parts the following spring. As the summer season approached, he had amassed the necessary materials

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to build his floating lounge: slabs of dock foam for flotation; two 4-by-10-foot sheets of inch-thick PVC for “hull” and “deck” (bar top, actually) surfaces; stainless steel tubing to fabricate a “waitress station” at the stern and bow-to-stern hand rails on each side; an easy-draw tap for an enclosed minikegerator; some 60 assorted fittings and fasteners; ten cup holders. Ken built the boat in less than a week and had it ready for its maiden voyage the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. “It comfortably seats 10, so we can party with lots of friends,” Valerie noted. “It actually sits best when all 10 stools are occupied. You can have less, but you need to sit balanced so the bar stays level.” For protection from the sun during the day, Ken outfitted the boat bar with an umbrella as a bimini top. Photo cells on top power a fan below the umbrella and requisite mood lights, as well as running lights for after-sunset use.

ABOVE Ken and Valerie LaBrake (right) join friends in a toast aboard their one-of-a-kind boat bar. LEFT Dam Lager from Sunken City Brewing Co. is available on tap from an enclosed mini kegarator.

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Operating gear includes a trolling motor guided by a mini steering wheel mounted on the deck, plus a short boat hook and a pair of appropriately sized paddles. “The operating range is very limited,” Ken said. “We only use the motor to get away from our dock, pick up neighbors at theirs and keep it positioned so the ladies who want to catch the rays can do so.” A handy charging jack lets Ken refresh the trolling motor battery as the boat bar bobs alongside his dock between happy hours. A speaker linked wirelessly to a shore-side iPod supplies music. The craft is clearly a conversation piece. “More than that, it’s a conversation starter,” noted Valerie. “Now that we have it, we find all kinds of occasions to enjoy chatting with neighbors and guests. It’s often spur of the moment, which perfectly fits the lifestyle here at SML.”


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Tim and Vicki Gardner spent 17 years creating a 37-foot replica of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse along the shore of their property on the upper Roanoke River channel. 56 March • April 2015 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER


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magine having a replica of a Chesapeake Bay lighthouse on your waterfront. Tim Gardner did, way back in the 1990s, about 10 years after he and wife Vicki purchased a home built more than 100 vertical feet above a sheltered cove near channel marker R50. “When Tim said he wanted to build a lighthouse down by the lake, I envisioned a lawn ornament-sized decoration that I’d plant pansies around,” said Vicki, who was too busy working to worry much about the details. “Only when he started carrying 60-pound bags of concrete mix down our steep walking path did I realize he had his sights set on something bigger.” What Tim had in mind was a replica of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse that once guided mariners approaching the South River below Annapolis, Maryland. Built and activated in 1875, it’s the country’s only remaining screw-pile lighthouse, now owned and preserved by the Annapolis Maritime Museum and the U.S. Lighthouse Society. Gardner had a special fondness for this lighthouse. It was burned into his memory when he helped bring a ship up the Chesapeake Bay toward New York while he was a cadet earning his degree in marine engineering at the State University of New York’s Maritime College.

Steep lot, Steep challenge

Just creating an anchoring foundation for the 37-foot-tall replica was a significant undertaking, made all the more so by the fact that the couple had to walk a switchback foot path down – and then back up – their steep lot to access the construction site. After several years of that exercise, Tim decided a road connecting house level with waterfront needed to be built. “Several excavators I consulted refused the job, saying, ‘It’s too steep. It can’t be done,’” Tim recalled. A creative problem-solver who’s not easily discouraged, Tim rented a track hoe just to give it a whirl. A week later, he had dug out a terrainhugging cart path that allowed him to make a trip down in his Ford Explorer.

LEFT The multi-story lighthouse created by Tim and Vicki Gardner is located completely on dry land. ABOVE The Gardners hang out behind the lighthouse’s bar, which Tim created from the bow of a vintage cabin cruiser. Vicki painted the mural depicting Smith Mountain.

“I thought that truck would never come back up the hill, that it had become a permanent part of our waterfront,” noted Vicki, executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2002. “But sure enough, he drove it back up on the first try.” Shortly thereafter, the road was improved to gravel, and Tim built a caisson trailer to haul heavy lumber down behind the Explorer. “The anchoring pilings and some other large joists were floated across the cove from a more accessible lot across the way,” Tim said. “But the vast majority of materials came down the hill.” SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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Above, Vicki and Tim Gardner enjoy a glass of wine and the view from the middle level of the lighthouse. Below, decorations include a colorful pirate statue.

About 90 percent of the materials also are distinguished because they’re enjoying a second life. Like many with an engineering bent, Tim has an eye for items that can be re-purposed. “The pilings and decking boards have all been part of other docks at one time,” he said. “Metal siding and roofing are cast-offs from Morton Buildings. Floor joists, studs, appliances, fixtures — all have been used somewhere else.” Despite its 26-foot diameter, the lighthouse has no center post for support. Tim spanned the outer pilings with half-inch steel sandwiched between two 2-by-12-inch joists, managing to raise the beam into receiving slots in the pilings using just block and tackle on a temporary A-frame. “He did that by himself,” Vicki noted. “No helper besides his own ingenuity.” And then there’s the distinctive “boat bow bar” at the lake level — cut as one piece from a 27-foot 1960 Owens cabin cruiser Tim had intended to restore. “I started gutting the interior and discovered that sections of the hull were held together by little more than the paint,” Tim said. “So I cut the forward 9 feet free at the waterline and slid it into place as a feature for the lighthouse’s lower level.” Two years ago, as “decompression therapy” 58 March • April 2015 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

following an extensive run of entertaining family, Vicki grabbed her painting supplies and spent a Saturday creating a mural backdrop for the bar that depicts SML’s mountain view. The result is a unique dock-adjacent spot to enjoy a glass of wine and some beach music. The middle level of the lighthouse provides another spot to relax — this one with a vantagepoint view across the cove and up the Roanoke River. Hexagonal floor space runs 10 feet on a side, creating a breezy under-roof platform that easily accommodates a full-size refrigerator and plenty of counter space. Each fall, Tim mounts an infrared heater above the ceiling fan and positions a 150-year-old coal-burning stove so the couple can enjoy the lighthouse in colder months. Rolldown shades on the four open facets help retain the provided warmth.

A boAtloAd of enjoyment

The Gardners spend time at the lighthouse several times a week throughout the year and almost daily during the warmer months. Among their favorite occasions are what they refer to as the two “notch days” that occur on each side of the summer season — one in early May and one in late August.


“When Tim said he wanted to build a lighthouse down by the lake, I envisioned a lawn-ornament-sized decoration that I’d plant pansies around.” —Vicki Gardner

“Notch days occur when the sun sets directly into a dip in the tree line on the distant shore,” Vicki explained. “We gather some neighbors, put our feet up on the railing and toast the certainty that the sunset will fall right into that void twice each year.” The lighthouse also is a perfect setting for the Gardner family’s enthusiastic observance of Pirate Days, a relatively new lake tradition that has expanded from a small observance in their cove to a Chamber-promoted weekend theme at venues all around the lake each July. “It all began when I made ‘pirate pancakes’ one Saturday in 2011 for grandchildren Tim and Eloise,” Vicki said, “and Tim declared it was ‘Pirate Day’ down at the waterfront. We dressed the part, in anticipation of an attack by neighbor Ernie Lefebvre skippering a suitably decorated sailboat. The kids and neighbors helped Tim defend the cove with water blasters and a launcher for water balloons that Grandpa Cappy rigged on the main floor of the lighthouse.” “The balloons we use are biodegradable latex, but last year we fired over 800, so we put a penny bounty on each, and the kids scrambled to retrieve their share when the fighting was over,” Tim said.

By 2002, the basic structure was far enough along to be included in an oil painting representing lake landmarks by regional folk artist Pat Dougherty. The original hangs in the Bedford Visitor Center; a smaller copy can be viewed at the SML Visitor Center at Bridgewater Plaza. The lighthouse attracts attention from the water, as well. “I’ll be down there working,” said Tim, a home inspector, “and a stranger will cruise into the cove and ask to take a photo. Recently, one guy hollered, ‘When you’re selling, I’m buying.’” “The lighthouse is one of our greatest assets,” Vicki said. “Tim’s original inspiration — way back when our kids were still in high school — was to build a place to one day camp out with grandchildren. Finishing the third-level sleeping loft is his next project. It’s time now that the youngest [Finley, 2] is about ready.”

BELOW The sun sets over a dip in the treeline beyond the Gardners’ cove, an occurrence the couple refers to as a “notch day.”

Labor of Love

While the structure is a 5/8-scale replica of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (Tim callipered his original drawing’s dimensions from a scale model he had purchased in a souvenir shop in Annapolis), it is not intended as an aid to navigation. “There’s a small LED fixture near the top,” Tim noted, “but it is only rarely lit for brief periods. We don’t want to confuse any boaters coming down river at night.” With the structure entirely on dry land, only one piling comes close to touching the water. Lighthouse construction in “Tim’s Cove” (named for both Gardner and the couple’s oldest grandchild, 8-year-old Timothy) has been a 17-year project that commandeered much of the couple’s non-working time. “For many years, my only hobby was acquiring materials and nailing wood together,” Tim said. “Year after year, this project was our vacation,” Vicki added. How many hours have been spent on it? “Oh, about a million!” she joked. COUrTESy Of TIM ANd vICKI gArdNEr

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A list of resources for area homeowners and building professionals Information for the 2015 SML Home & Garden Guide was compiled from business submissions, telephone interviews and SML Regional Chamber of Commerce records. The third column denotes number of employees. Laker Media deems this guide to be accurate but makes no guarantees.To be added to the list for next year or to correct any information for your business, email editor@smithmountainlaker.com.

# of Emp.

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Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

ArchitecturAl Design services Blueprints Made Easy, LLC 13840 B.T. Washington Hwy., Suite C3, Moneta

540-875-8139 2005

1

Drafting services, dock designs, as-built survey, 3-D architectural renderings

Conway Design Build, Inc. 6832 B.T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz conwaydesignbuild.com

540-721-1210 1986

2

Custom home design and construction; renovations and additions; architecture

Custom Structures, Inc. 1934 Graves Mill Rd., Lynchburg customstructuresinc.com

434-832-0040 2003

24

Architecture, construction, design and build, general contractors

Erler Design 109 Bay Terrace, Huddleston erlerdesign.com

434-953-6747 2007

1

Design of craftsman-style homes, plans, services, full design of new homes, renovations

Home Design Services Vinton homedesignsvcs@aol.com

540-982-3615 1995

1

Custom home plans for new construction, remodeling; 3-D walk-throughs; cost analysis and construction management

Structures Design/Build, LLC/ Quantum Architects 3904 Franklin Rd., Roanoke structuresdb.com

540-774-4800 1999

15

New homes, remodeling, commercial

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# of Emp.

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Phone #/ Year Established 4

Specialties

Bank of Botetourt at LakeWatch 51 FirstWatch Dr., Moneta bankofbotetourt.com

540-719-1880 1899

Mortgage loans, construction loans, financial services

BB&T Westlake 37 Village Springs Dr., Hardy bbandt.com

540-721-3311 1872

Mortgage loans, business loans, home equity/lot loans, construction loans, purchases, refinances

Carter Bank and Trust 135 Scruggs Rd., Moneta carterbankandtrust.com

540-721-5200

Mortgage loans, full banking services, free checking, savings accounts

Corridor Mortgage Group, Inc. 13345 BTW Hwy., Hardy corridormtg.com

540-312-7930 2001

Full-service lender; conventional, government, and jumbo loan products; local underwriting

Franklin Community Bank, N.A., a division of American National Bank 12930 BT Washington Hwy., Hardy | fcbva.com | amnb.com

540-721-1600 1909

350+

Small business, construction, conforming mortgages

HomeTown Bank 13400 B.T. Washington Hwy, Moneta hometownbankva.com

540-719-2265 2005

6

Mortgage services, commercial and consumer lending, retail banking

Member One Federal Credit Union 12975 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy memberonefcu.com

540-982-8811 NA

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Mortgage, home equity; refinancing, auto loan, credit card, checking

SunTrust Bank 13264 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy suntrust.com

540-721-4938

Home equity, new construction, lot loans, boat and marine loans

Union Bank & Trust 14739 Moneta Rd., Moneta bankatunion.com

540-297-1233 1905

Lots/consumer lending, inhouse mortgages, secondary mortgages

Valley Star Credit Union P.O. Box 2158, Martinsville valleystar.org

800-475-6328 1953

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Residential mortgage lending

Builders / ContrACtors Specialties

Attorneys / title & settlement CompAnies

Baldwin Technologies 1066 Joffrey Drive, Huddleston baldwintllc@aol.com

540-537-2205, 540-537-2191

2

Remodeling and additions; electrical and plumbing; small jobs accepted

5

Custom homes, remodeling, custom docks, commercial projects

Acquisition Title & Settlement Agency 12925 B.T. Washington Hwy., #103, Hardy acquisitiontitle.net

540-721-8600 1993

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Real estate closings, new construction loan closings, coordinate 1031 tax deferred exchange, title insurance

BDC P.O. Box 478, Moneta bdcsite.com bdctommy@gmail.com

540-537-6056

Gilbert, Bird & Weston, P.C. 13595 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta gilbertbird.com

540-721-5110 1997

21

Real estate, family law, personal injury; offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg

Blue Ridge Homes of SWVA, Inc. 13860 B.T. Washington Hwy. #101, Moneta blueridgehomesva.com

540-719-5368 2008

Vogel & Cromwell, LLC. 13245 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy vogelandcromwell.com

540-721-3988 1922

6

Residential and commercial real estate, contract law, commercial litigation, mechanics lean disputes

Brockworks, Inc. 400 Scruggs Rd., #1800, Moneta brockworksinc.com

540-721-4346 1994

2

Custom-built homes with unique features, 3-D design services, custom home design, remodeling

Chandler Concrete Company 14418 Moneta Rd., Moneta chandlerconcrete.com

540-556-4073 1973

450

Ready-mixed concrete, landscaping block, architectural blocks

Charles Lynch Construction and Consulting 200 Donald Ave., Rocky Mount charleslynchconstruction.com

540-420-8657 1980

1

Custom residential homes, design consulting, floor plan development, home improvement planning and home valuations

Conway Design-Build, Inc. 6832 B.T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz conwaydesignbuild.com

540-721-1210 1986

2

Custom home design and construction; renovations and additions; architecture

BAnks / mortgAge lenders Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group 12925 B.T. Washington Hwy. #101, Hardy atlanticbay.com/tomlusk

540-721-0126 1997

5

Complete home mortgage needs, construction loans, refinancing

Bank of America Home Loans 16399 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta bankofamerica.com; cynthia. verhoven@bankofamerica.com

540-721-7352

3

Conventional loans, jumbo loans, conventional FHA 203K renovation loans, VA and FHA loans

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11616 Smith Mtn Lake Pkwy, Ste C, Huddleston, VA

Smith Mountain Lake Custom Home Builders Floyd Enterprises, Inc., has a well-earned reputation for constructing unique, high-quality custom homes since 1979. Contact us and see first-hand what a great experience a Floyd Enterprises Custom Built Home or Remodel can be.

540-297-7900

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# of Emp.

dREAMSTIME.COM

Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

Builders / ContraCtors Custom homes, docks, renovations and additions

Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

Homestead Custom Builders, Inc. 410 Saddlewood Dr., Wirtz facebook.com/Homestead Custom Builders, Inc.

540-537-6125 2002

5

Class A contractor, new construction, remodel, large or small jobs; decks, kitchens, baths

JTC, Inc. 2065 Meador Spur Rd., Moneta testerjtc@aol.com

540-537-3679 1990

8

Custom home building

KEBO Construction 250 Energy Blvd., Rocky Mount keboconstruction.com

540-483-1222 1999

9

Custom home building and design with attention to detail; additions and remodels

Keith Caron Construction Co. LLC. 420 Winding Waters Dr., Moneta keithcaronconstruction.com

540-871-0935 2002

3

Custom residential, small business, remodeling

Ken Brodin Builder, Inc. 2159 Isle of Pines Dr., Moneta

540-297-7189 1987

8

Custom homes, renovations

LakeCare Construction 330 Lakewood Forest Rd., Moneta Lakecare.net; ed@lakecare.net

540-420-4115 1985

5

Innovative remodeling, elegant new homes, decks and Underdeck Drainage Systems

Lindal Cedar Homes tectonicsbuilders.com

434-361-2525

LogHomesByJack.com 13699 B.T. Washington Hwy. Suite 201, Moneta LogHomesByJack.com

800-767-4916 2001

2

Material packages for log homes, timber frame homes, hybrid homes, recreational cabins; repairs, additions, garages

Log Homes of the Blue Ridge 1631 Headens Bridge Rd., Bedford lhbr.biz loghomesofthebr@aol.com

540-297-8991 1994

2

Local, independent representative for Appalachian Log Structures, Inc. Borate pressure-treated and warranted log homes, cabins, additions, garages

MG Contracting P.O. Box 195, Hardy mgcontractor.com

540-798-7733 2004

1

New construction and remodeling

M.H. Eades, Inc. 14114 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta | mheades.com

540-719-4306 2001

9

New construction, remodeling, additions, docks

MPW Construction 12281 Moneta Rd., Moneta mpwbuilders@gmail.com

404-956-2262

3

Home building and remodeling

Mason Company of VA 1627 Scruggs Rd., Wirtz mason-company.com mason.company@yahoo.com

540-719-4200 2002

6

Custom home building, renovations

Custom homes, NAHB Certified Green Professional Dealers, Lindal Green Coast to Coast

Cooper Contractors, Inc. 260 Four Branch Dr. Hardy, VA kellicooper2@gmail.com coopercontractorsinc.com

540-721-4600 1991

Cressman Log Homes 180 Pine Haven Lane, Union Hall

540-576-1597

Custom Structures, Inc. 1934 Graves Mill Rd., Lynchburg customstructuresinc.com

434-832-0040 2003

24

Architecture, construction, design and build, general contractors

Moneta Building & Electrical Contractors 14559 Moneta Rd., Moneta

540-537-0063 1993

2

Custom homes, commercial and residential electric

Dale E. Angle Custom Builder 1116 Iron Ridge Rd., Rocky Mount

540-483-2585 1972

4

Custom building, additions and renovations, repairs

434-525-0072

540-597-4134 888-458-5488 1959

2

Deitz Lilly Builders, Inc. P.O. Box 587, Forest deitzlilly.com

Nationwide Custom Homes 1100 Rives Rd., Martinsville nationwidesml.com

Custom design interior and exterior features, custom built homes from clearing to closing

540-353-4009 1998

5

Dickerson Construction 1110 Knob Hill Rd., Vinton

540-890-4026 1987

3

Custom homes, remodeling

Noonkester Construction, Inc. 105 Lemon Lane, Hardy noonkesterconstruction.com; noonkesterconstruction@gmail.com

New homes, additions, renovations, commercial, remodels, historic renovation

F&S Building Innovations, Inc. 2944 Orange Ave., NE, Roanoke fsfourseasons.com

540-985-9160 1987

40

Residential construction, decks, sunrooms; renovations; commercial new construction and renovations

Oakenshield Development Company, Inc. 323 Foxfire Rd., Wirtz oakenshielddev.com

540-721-2736 1983

2

Custom home building, renovations, docks; commercial renovation and remodeling, sunrooms, additions

Floyd Enterprises 11616 Smith Mtn. Lake Pkwy. Suite C, Huddleston floydenterprisesinc.com frontdesk@floydenterprisesinc.com

540-297-7900 1979

8

Builders/contractors; architectural design services; remodeling

PD&M, Inc., General Contractors 16575 Moneta Rd., Moneta pdandm.com

540-297-4045 1982

Glod Construction 11 Crescent Lane, Wirtz

540-721-6004 1997

3

Residential and commercial framing, remodeling, decks, custom homes

Progressive Builders Inc. P.O. Box 731, Hardy

540-721-5097 540-537-4123 1987

2

Residential general contracting

Homes by Ron 120 Lakecrest Drive, Hardy bowcon05@yahoo.com

540-354-4996 1987

1

New homes, remodeling, renovation

R Contracting, LLC PO Box 86, Union Hall rxcontracting.net

540-420-9246 1981

6

Azek certified (composite decking), painting/staining, general home improvements and building

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Design/build, custom homes and light commercial contractor; LEEDS, EarthCraft and ENERGY STAR-certified green building professional


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Specialties

Building supplies

Name/ Address/ Website or email address

# of Emp.

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Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

Builders / ContraCtors R.M. Gantt Construction 3714 Old Forest Rd., Lynchburg rmgantt.com

434-316-0090 1992

22

Custom homes, light commercial, additions and renovations

Roanoke River Valley Log Homes, LLC 350 Egret Dr., Union Hall ilovelogs.com ilovelogs@yahoo.com

540-420-0338 540-420-8326 2005

2

Independent representative for Log Homes of America, Inc.; quality custom log home and timber frame packages

Robert R. Bauer Building Contractors, Inc. 3335 White House Rd., Moneta rrbbuilders.com

540-296-2242 1982

6

Custom home building, remodeling and renovation, light construction

Southern Heritage Homes, Inc. 275 Corporate Dr., Rocky Mount shhomes.net

540-489-7700 1995

Spade Crete P.O. Box 120, Huddleston spadecrete.com; spadecreteva@ gmail.com

800-913-1617 2012

Structures Design/Build, LLC/ Quantum Architects 3904 Franklin Rd., Roanoke structuresdb.com

540-774-4800 1999

15

Sunrise Builders Moneta snrise7831@aol.com

540-537-5306 1983

NA

Custom home building, major remodeling

TBS Construction, LLC 4752 Scruggs Rd., Moneta tbsbuilds.com

540-484-4752 2003

8

Residential, remodeling, custom homes, commercial

Timber Ridge Craftsmen, Inc. P.O. Box 27, Moneta timberridgecraftsmen.com

540-797-3059 2006

Timothy Arner & Sons, Inc. 3420 Dickerson Mill Rd., Bedford

540-493-2510 540-493-2511 1996

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Modular housing, building contractor, general contractor Concrete overlays (interior and exterior)

4

New homes, remodeling, commercial

Capps Home Building Center 13700 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta shopcapps.com

540-721-2276 1978

43

Composite decking, windows and doors, custom cabinets, dock supplies, lumber, paint, hardware, tools, lawn and garden, patio furniture, plumbing and electric

City Electric Supply LakeWatch Drive, Moneta cityelectricsupply.com

540-719-2155 2008

5

Electrical equipment supplier, commercial and residential

Ideal Building Supply 1195 North Main St., Rocky Mount Idealbuildingsupply.com

540-483-5511 1949

35

Full-service lumber yard supplying materials for residential and commercial construction projects

Marshall Stone, Inc. 19730 Virgil Goode Hwy., Rocky Mount marshallstone.com

540-483-2737 2006

15

Natural stone, concrete hardscapes, aggregates and landscape supplies

Moneta Farm & Home Center 11739 Moneta Rd., Moneta monetafhc.com

540-297-5558 1973

30

Hardware, home lawn and garden, farm, ranch and power equipment

Smith Mountain Building Supply 13080 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy smithmountainbuilding.com

540-721-3453 1986

20

Complete supplier of home building materials, contractor and retail; cabinets and windows

Snazzy Screen Solutions Moneta snazzyscreensolutions.com

540-871-0373 2003

2

Retractable door screens, large opening solar shades, screen enclosures, aluminum railings, awnings/canopies

U.S. Stone Corp. 27 Brookledge Lane, Rocky Mount rock-your-wall.com

540-537-9343 1983

8

Sell and install real rock, manmade rock, flagstone and slate; licensed and insured

Enirtep, Inc. 1027 Waterwheel Dr. Suite 200, Moneta

540-297-4055 1984

4

Bel Lago, Windward at Point Chelis, Belden Woods

Floyd Enterprises 40 Village Springs Dr., #21, Hardy | floydenterprisesinc.com

540-719-9000 1979

5

Custom home building, remodeling

NBI Development P.O. Box 88, Moneta downtownmoneta.com

540-871-4168 1999

10

Residential and commercial development Downtown Moneta, Mayberry Hills

PFJ Construction 400 Scruggs Rd. #100, Moneta

540-721-7969 1982

The Plyler Group 13697 B.T. Washington Hwy., Suite 109 A, Moneta theplylergroup.com

540-721-8362 1974

12

Residential and commercial development, including The Forum, Sanctuary Bay and The Retreat; boat dock construction; home construction

The Willard Companies 75 Builders Pride Dr., #200, Hardy thewillardcompanies.com

540-721-5288 1973

200

Westlake Towne Center, The Boardwalk, The Westlake, The Farm, The Water’s Edge, The Waterfront, South Harbour, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Smith Mountain Lake

Waterways Properties 193 Riverbay Dr., Moneta ann_gagnet@yahoo.com

540-721-5668 1978

developers

Custom residential, real estate development, commercial and residential

Townhomes, waterfront lots, off-water lots

doCks and deCks Better-Decks Plus Construction 188 Plybon Lane, Wirtz betterdecksplus@aol.com

540-537-9690 2004

2

Decks, interior trim, remodeling, Trex-certified professional installer

Custom design builds

Clear View Railing LLC. 41 Roanoke Landing Circle, Hardy clearviewrailing@gmail.com

540-761-8058 2000

3

Glass railing systems for decks, stairs and interior applications

Custom homes, renovations, additions, Bobcat work

Dock Solutions, Inc. 12925 B.T. Washington Hwy., #100, Moneta | docksolutions.com brad@docksolutions.com

540-488-4467 1999

5-7

Custom docks, boat and PWC lifts, ladders, maintenance


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Specialties Residential, commercial, industrial wiring, large home specialists

Gary Williams Electric Co. P.O. Box 654, Moneta

540-297-6539 540-520-9479 1986

Moser Electric 310 Oakbark Dr., Moneta moser-electric.com

540-814-0152 2013

6

Commercial, residential, industrial and marine electrical services; engineering services; Class A Electrical Contractor

Southern State Electric, Plumbing, and Heating & Air P.O. Box 938, Hardy southernstateelectric.com

540-721-4348 1995

5-8

Electrical, plumbing; water heater repairs/replacements, water treatment systems, whole house generators, heating and air systems serviced/installed

excavating anD earth-Moving contractors

Name/ Address/ Website or email address

# of Emp.

dON pETERSEN

Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

Docks anD Decks

AC Shoreline Services 1249 Difficult Creek Rd., Bedford On Facebook

540-947-5611 540-875-9991

Clifton Byrd & Sons, Inc. P.O. Box 1038, Moneta rodsandreins@verizon.net

540-537-6209 1981

3

Excavating, shoreline stabilization

Crawford Excavating, Inc. 185 Parford Lane, Moneta

540-721-2153 1970

7

Excavating, septic installation, roads and driveways, site grading

Randy Hodges Excavating, Inc. 11100 B.T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz RandyHodgesExcavating.com; randallvhodges@gmail.com

540-580-5116 1987

Rodney Cundiff & Sons 2465 Jacks Mountain Rd., Glade Hill

540-493-1615 1973

Simmons Excavating, Inc. 9276 Brooks Mill Rd., Wirtz simmonsexcavatinginc.com

540-721-3674 1983

Excavating, grading, rip rap, foundations, hauling and septic, road building, hydroseeding; Class A licensed, insured

540-309-1123

Riprap, erosion control, topsoil, grading-seeding, lawn restoration; free estimates

Inland Shores Dock Construction 45 Lookout Point Dr., Moneta

540-580-4822 1987

6

Pile driving, rip-rap, custom docks, shoreline stabilization

James Corvin, Inc. 65 Harbor Landing Dr. Moneta jcorvininc@embarqmail.com

540-871-0681 1987

1

Framing, Decks, Sunrooms, Siding, Interior Trim, Exterior Buildings

Lakeside Marina and Construction 629 Lakeside Rd., Penhook

434-927-5380 540-871-5040 1969

3

Rip-rap, dredging, boat house and dock piling

Michael Dillon Custom Docks 6051 Burnt Chimney Rd., Wirtz dillondockssml.com

540-721-1699 1992

8

New docks, dock design, remodeling, pile driving

Triple L Hauling and Landscaping

M.H. Eades, Inc. 14114 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta | mheades.com

540-719-4306 2001

9

Docks, new construction, remodeling, additions

exterMinating

P. Beckman Enterprises, Inc. 3621 Twin Views Ct., Roanoke ptbeckman@cox.net

540-977-5300 1992

Plyler Homes & Docks 13697 B.T. Washington Hwy., Suite 109 A, Moneta plylerhomesanddocks.com

540-721-8362 1974

12

Smith Construction Co., Inc. 165 Smithview Dr., Glade Hill

540-483-7408 1986

7

Boathouse and floating dock construction and installation: Rip rap, lake debris cleanup

Smith Mountain Dock Building, Inc. 13924 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-2209 1987

6

Custom docks and boathouses; lift installation

Straight Line Construction, Inc. 280 Dudley Creek Rd., Hardy

540-493-5309 2005

2

Design/build custom docks and decks; pile driving

Turner’s Building, Inc. P.O. Box 26, Union Hall turnersbuilding.com

540-576-2678 1976

16

New boathouses, dock and deck modifications, boat and PWC lifts; lift modifications, lift remote controls; dock repairs

W.E. Shoreline Construction P.O. Box 133, Moneta weshorelineconstruction.com

540-493-9283 2001

Dock building, pile driving and boathouses

Flooring

540-493-2389 1978

Joyce Electric, LLC 1422 Isolane Rd., Callaway

540-243-4809

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Residential/commercial, site work, septic systems; hauling, demolition; Class A licensed, insured, RLD, DEQ erosion certified 3

Clearing and grading, driveways, rip-rap, excavating

Bradford Pest Control 1919 Golden View Rd., Glade Hill

540-484-1563 1994

3

Real estate inspections, pest control services, termite control

Bug Man Exterminating, Inc. 1918 Orange Ave., Roanoke bugmanext.com

540-483-4766 1994

19

Green pre-treatments, termite control, pest control, mosquito reduction

Dodson Pest Control 3712 Campbell Ave., Roanoke dodsonbros.com

540-483-4681 1944

30

Pest, termite, bed bug, bird and moisture control; exclusion and fumigations

Enviro-Pest 300 Sealtest Lane, Rocky Mount enviropestonline.com

540-493-0753

Federal Exterminating 1509 Compton St. N.E., Roanoke gottrust.org/federal_exterminating

540-981-1888 1966

2

Termite control and general pest control, customized pest elimination

M & L Pest Control 730 Farm View Rd., Glade Hill

540-493-7182 2014

2

Pest control: termites, roaches, ants, spiders, stink bugs, bats and rodents

Smith Mountain Pest Solutions 665 Black Rock Rd., Rocky Mount

540-493-8605 2013

1

Termite and pest control; residential and commercial; real estate inspections

540-339-0520 2008

2

Home wiring, docks, underground wiring, pump back, general plumbing services

Elegant Flooring 2241 Riverdale Rd., Roanoke elegant-flooring.com; info@ elegant-flooring.com

Tile and natural stone flooring installation; kitchen and bath remodels, pool areas, fireplace hearths, custom showers; granite

Fantastic Flooring 6178 Brooks Mill Rd., Wirtz

540-721-3876 2005

1

Custom hardwood, inlays and borders

Residential and commercial wiring, new construction and remodeling

Smith Flooring Co., Inc. 1867 Tolers Ferry Rd., Huddleston smithflooringcompany.com

540-537-3508 1981

3

Wood flooring sales, installation and finishing

Custom docks and boathouses; decks, porches, custom basements; remodeling Dock construction, PWC and boat lifts; licensed and insured; deck and home construction

electrical contractors AA&W Plumbing and Electric 4170 Edwardsville Rd., Hardy

Complete shoreline management; rip rap, dredging, excavation, beach sand, tree removal; AEP permitting

Green pest control; real estate inspections, water tests, septic reports


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Outside Heating 19870 Virgil H Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount | outsideheating.com

540-483-3988

Sell and service of outside wood furnaces

Southern State Electric & Plumbing, Heating & Air P.O. Box 938, Hardy, VA 24101 southernstateelectric.com

540-343-4348 1995

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Electrical, plumbing, water treatment systems, whole house generators, heating and air system service/install

Westlake Heating & Air Conditioning 695 Lakewood Forest Rd. Moneta westlakeheatingandair.com

540-721-9117 2004

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Installation, service, maintenance agreements

Inspecx, Home Inspection Services P.O. Box 395, Moneta inspecx.com

540-798-1388 1993

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Thermography, pre-listing and construction phase inspections, radon and mold testing, energy audits

National Property Inspections 149 Longview Lane, Boones Mill npiweb.com/bwood

540-334-2700 2004

2

Virginia and NRSB-certified, residential and commercial purchase pre-listing inspections; radon testing and water testing

Westlake Home Inspections, Inc. 150 Woodland Cove Dr., Moneta westlakehomeinspections.com gngenter61@gmail.com

540-493-5690 2011

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Specializing in home inspections, radon testing

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Auto, home, life, business, boat, specialty line, renters and landlord policies, umbrella

Home inSpection

Name/ Address/ Website or email address

# of Emp.

HUONG FRALIN

Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

inSurance Allstate -Thomas and Calvin Insurance Agency 12925 B.T. Washington Hwy. #100, Hardy allstateagencies.com/ stuartthomas3/welcome

540-719-3000 1984

Bill Meador Insurance Agency – Erie Insurance 2896 Northview Dr., Roanoke meadorinsurance.com

540-904-7833 2012

Carol Simmons Insurance Agency – Rockingham Group 1170 Celebration Ave., Moneta simmonsinsurance.biz

540-343-1796 540-297-2886 1996

5

Home, farm, auto, mobile home, renters, rental property, small business, life; carol.simmons1@verizon.net

Farmers Insurance / Tripp Godsey Agency 13105 B.T. Washington Hwy. #B2, Hardy farmersagent.com/egodsey

540-719-5433 2004

4

Auto, home, life, commercial, business, boat, farm, restaurants; financial services

Handyman ServiceS Call Richard Handyman Service 15 Heatherton Lane, Hardy richrobinson1@embarqmail.com

540-355-1306 2006

1

Remodeling, deck repair, floor installation and cleaning, electrical and plumbing, mold remediation, radon mitigation

SML Caretaker 1268 Rosewood Lane, Huddleston

540-676-1368 2012

1

Minor home repairs; caretaker for owners living away from their property

3

Installation, repair and maintenance of heat pumps, AC, heating, refrigeration, ventilation, hot water heaters, and backyard wood-fired boilers

Heating and air conditioning

Auto, home, business, life; bill@meadoragency.com

Affordable Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC 1238 Cochese Dr., Moneta affordableheatingand airva.com; affordhvac@gmail.com

540-297-2765 2009

Ashman-Gordon Heating, Air, and Electrical P.O. Box 217, Moneta ashmanshvac.com

540-297-4945 2007

Service all brands and types of oil and gas furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, air conditioners, electric heat, and air purification systems

540-719-7600

Full-service residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning; installation and service on furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, boilers

Holdren, Eubank and Stanley 158 W. Main St., Bedford hesinsurance.com

540-586-8791 1940

5

Bower Heating and Air Conditioning 13455 B.T. Washington Hwy. #101, Moneta bowerfreshair.com

Independent agents providing personal and business insurance services

Holley Insurance PO Box 46, Boones Mill holleyins.com

540-334-4225, 888-899-1229 2000

4

Auto, home, business, life, health; steve@holleyins.com

Carter’s Heating and Cooling, Inc. 1378 Amethyst Rd., Huddleston

540-297-3576 1998

5

Installation, sales and service on all heating and cooling systems and outdoor wood burners geothermal heating systems

Nationwide Insurance Ryan Harris Agency 40 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount nationwide.com

540-483-5648 1999

7

Personal, business and life insurance

Cundiff Heating & Air Conditioning, inc 11795 Old Franklin Turnpike, Union Hall | cundiffheating.com

540-576-1200 1978

90

Installation of heat pumps, gas furnaces, AC and Daikin and Mitsubishi Mini-Split products, duct cleaning, duct sealing

Phil Hager Insurance Agency 13840 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta | hagerins.com

540-721-8822 1984

5

Home, life, health, auto, business and boat insurance

Davis Heating & Air 2081 South Main St., Rocky Mount | davisheat.com

540-483-5605, 540-297-5605 1947

15

Heating and A/C service, installation, indoor air quality, attic insulation, duct cleaning

State Farm Westlake 13335A Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy statefarm.com

540-719-0885

4

Auto, home, life and business insurance

HTF Mechanical Services, Inc. 1026 White House Rd., Moneta htfmechanical.com

540-297-9818 1990

25

Commercial HVAC, crane service

540-483-1440, 866-483-1440 1984

Moore’s At Home 12281 Moneta Rd., Moneta mooresathome.com

540-297-5434 2008

25

Residential heating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, duct cleaning, repairs, installs, replacements, remodels

State Farm Insurance, Debbie Robbins agent 740 Old Franklin Tpke., Rocky Mount; debbierobbins.biz

Homeowners, business, banking, homes under construction, auto, life, commercial and boat insurance

Willard Insurance Agency 544 Pell Ave., Rocky Mount willardinsurance.org

540-483-2715

Auto, home, business, life; willardins@embarqmail.com

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Designer Solutions 13699 B.T. Washington Hwy., #204, Moneta designersolutionsinc.com

540-719-1266 2003

4

Flooring, furniture, window treatments

Emerson Creek Pottery 1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford emersoncreekpottery.com

540-297-7884 1977

10

Factory outlet offering handmade, hand-painted ceramic pottery made in the USA; personalization available

Envisions Distinctive Interiors, Inc. 7005 Booker T. Washington Hwy, Suite C, Wirtz | envisionsva.com

540-719-1500 2005

3

Flooring, furniture, custom window treatments

Fine Wood Chairs 300 Pine Needle Lane, Ferrum

540-420-4472

Handmade chairs; Windsor chairs, rockers, stools, frame chairs, settees; can match to existing set or customize

Furnitureland South/Lynn Minikel Business 85, High Point, NC furniturelandsouth.com

336-822-3241 1969

1,000+ name-brand furniture manufacturers in 1.8 million square feet of showrooms; complimentary design services

Grand Home Furnishings Westlake Outlet 71 Parkcrest Dr., Hardy grandhomefurnishings.com

540-721-2227 1911

10

Furniture, mattresses, outdoor furniture

Interiors By Kris 13161 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy interiorsbykris.com

540-721-8354 1985

3

Complete interior design services, including floor coverings and window treatments; high-end furniture lines and accessories

Lake Wicker & Patio 13697 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta lakewickerandpatio.com

540-719-2198 2008

4

Indoor and outdoor furniture, Big Green Egg smoker grill, umbrellas, outdoor furniture, replacement cushions

LakeWorks Moneta lakeworks.sml@gmail.com

540-266-4482 2009

1

Window treatments, bedding, pillows, cushions, custom embellishment techniques

Lifestyles Redesign and Home Staging 107 Arbor Lane, Huddleston lifestylesredesign.com

540-520-0912 2006

1

Home staging, redesign, remodeling

P.A.C. Interiors and Floor Fashions, Inc. 50 First Watch Drive, Moneta pacinteriors.com

540-719-0001 1998

5

Flooring, upholstery/fabric, furniture granite, lighting gallery, stonework; full-service interior design

SleepSafe Beds, LLC 3629 Reed Creek Dr., Bassett sleepsafebed.com

866-852-2337

A Shade Brighter and Affordable Home Outlet 1123 Celebration Ave. #105, Moneta facebook.com/affordablehomeoutlet

540-297-6440

Lamps, tables, art, dishes, vanities, rugs, home accessories and gifts

Antique Mall at Mayberry 1123 Celebration Ave., #103, Moneta facebook.com/ antiquemallatmayberry

540-297-7770

Antiques, collectibles, architectural salvage, primitives, vintage, outdoor furniture; shipping available

Southern Roots 400 Scruggs Rd. Suite 1100, Moneta southernrootssml.com

540-814-0604 2013

Artfully Framed at the Lake The Forum at Westlake 13699 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-1218 2003

1

Custom picture framing (shadow boxes, needlework, original art), gallery featuring local artists

The Cottage Gate 84 Westlake Rd., Hardy thecottagegateonline.com

540-721-5622 2004

Bailiwick Design 305 South Point Shore Dr., Unit 208, Moneta bailiwickdesign.com

540-425-0440 1999

2

Full-service interior design, kitchen and bath design, window treatments and furniture

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

540-721-1596 1988

10

Original artwork, glass, pottery, artisan jewelry

Blinds & Beyond, Inc. 13860 BT Washington Hwy. #102, Moneta facebook.com/blindsandbeyondinc

540-721-1880

Window treatments; blinds, shades, shutters, solar panels and solar film

The Woodshop/J.Clark Bestwick Construction 8243 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston jclarkbestwick.com

540-296-0517 1989

1

Furniture restoration, cabinetry, craftsman and shaker-style custom woodworking

Budget Blinds 542 Pell Ave., Rocky Mount 3blindguys@budgetblinds.com

540-489-4897

Blinds, shutters, shades, drapes, window covertings, solar film and more

Trocadero, Ltd. 11970 Old Franklin Tpke., Union Hall trocaderofinefurnishings.com

540-576-2220 1993

7

Home furnishings, mattress sets, gifts, wines, ladies apparel

CIRCLE Design Studio PO Box 20072, Roanoke circledesignstudio.com

540-245-0269 2005

Complete interior design services, project management, design-build, shopping, accessorizing and staging

Wood Grains American Furniture & Gifts 355 South Main St., Rocky Mount woodgrainsusa.com

540-483-0627

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# of Emp.

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Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

Landscaping / Lawn Maintenance / nURseRies AAA Tree-Works 5689 Bethany Rd., Boones Mill aaatree-works.com kentw@swva.net

540-529-2714 1989

1

Consultation to conserve trees, aesthetic view-shed pruning, nutritional care for trees and shrubs, arborist services

Bartlett Tree Experts 2810 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke bartlett.com

540-343-9376 1907

6

Scientifically based tree and shrub care from certified arborists

Blackwater Nursery & Landscaping 21367 Virgil Goode Hwy., ocky Mount blackwaternurseryandlandscaping.com

540-334-3415 540-814-1457 1984

3

Nursery and garden center, hardscape and landscape services, water gardens, patio pavers, rock boulders and more

Creative Curbs, Inc. 765 Webster Rd., Glade Hill creativecurbsinc.com

540-529-2872 2001

6

Custom concrete and landscape design, stamped concrete specialist

D&P Landscaping 8437 Grassland Dr., Sandy Level dplandscaping.com

540-484-2706 or 540-420-3728 2006

13

Landscaping, full-service lawn care and maintenance, landscape design, hardscapes, full service landscaping and maintenance, snow removal

Diamond Hill Garden Center 1017 Diamond Hill Road Moneta diamondhillgeneralstore.net

540-297-7009 1999

3

AEP-approved trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials; hardscape supplies, decorative stone, mulch; fountains

Gonzalez Landscaping Burnt Chimney Rd., Wirtz gonzalezlawn99@yahoo.com

540-484-3360 2010

11

Design and install hardscape driveways, walkways, retaining walls, fireplaces, firepits, outdoor kitchens; lawn care; tree trimming and removal

Specialties

GroundScapes P.O. Box 207, Rocky Mount groundscapes.net

540-493-1334 2003

10

Landscape and hardscape installation

Hardbower Tree Service, LLC Boones Mill hardbowertreeservice.com

540-520-8087

Specializing in spikeless tree pruning, stump removal, tree cabling and bracing, light land clearing and firewood services

L & L Lawncare, LLC 170 Cambridge Court, Hardy

540-797-7272

Lawn care, landscaping, mulching, trimming, basic lawn work

Lakescapes Nursery 11509 Old Franklin Tpke., Union Hall info@lakescapesnursery.com

540-576-2781 2003

Design and build outdoor environments, hardscape installation, property maintenance, retail garden center

Lakescapes Nursery 13080 B.T. Washington Hwy., Hardy info@lakescapesnursery.com

540-719-0028 2003

Design and build outdoor environments, hardscape installation, property maintenance, retail garden center

Landscape Solutions Rt. 122 and Enterprise Lane, Hardy landscapesolutionssml.biz landscapesolutionssml@yahoo. com

540-526-5296, 540-537-9329 1999

4

Mulch blowing/application, complete lawn care service, erosion control/topsoil application

Marshall Stone, Inc. 19730 Virgil Goode Hwy., Rocky Mount marshallstone.com

540-483-2737 2006

15

Natural stone, concrete hardscapes, aggregates and landscape supplies

Name/ Address/ Website or email address

# of Emp.

HUONg fRALIN

Phone #/ Year Established

Kitchen & Bath Atlantic Appliance, LLC Scruggs Rd., Moneta

540-719-1131 2006

2

Repair and maintenance of all major kitchen and laundry

Blue Ridge Mountain Cabinets 1101 Franklin St., Rocky Mount blueridgemountaincabinets.com

540-489-1000 1989

20

Cabinets, woodworking, home improvements

Capps Home Building Center 13700 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta | shopcapps.com

540-721-2276 1978

43

Carter’s Cabinet Shop of Roanoke, Inc. 2132 Shenandoah Valley Ave., NE, Roanoke | carterscabinetshop. com

540-362-0228 1953

24

DeNeals Cabinets 400 Scruggs Rd., #600, Moneta denealscabinets.com

540-721-1752 1984

6

Custom cabinets, kitchens, granite, refacing

Elegant Woodworks 4131 Franklin St., Rocky Mount elegantwoodworksinc.com

540-483-5800 1999

38

Residential and commercial cabinetry

Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery 75 Builders Pride Dr., Hardy shopferguson.com

540-721-2410 2000

3

Appliances, plumbing fixtures, plumbing supplies; indoor and outdoor lighting

Kitchens at the Lake 415 Channelview Dr., Moneta kitchensatthelake.com

540-721-8575 2003

1

Design, sales, installation of cabinets for remodeling and new construction; granite countertops and appliances

R.G. Lucas Hauling & Lawn Care 105 Woodlake Dr., Goodview

540-314-8121 2000

3

Hauling, seeding, grading, rip rap, landscaping

Oasis Cabinets, LLC 7188 B.T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz oasiscabinets.com

540-719-3416 2009

2

Kitchen and bath design and remodeling, countertops and entertainment centers

Ronnie Mitchell & Son 223 Miracle Rd., Rocky Mount ronniemitchellandson.com

540-397-3775 1991

7

Landscapes, hardscape, seeding and sod

Sears Hometown Store 1170 Celebration Ave., Suite 104, Moneta | searshometownstores.com

540-296-3222 2011

Kitchen appliances

Ruggieri Lawns, LLC P.O. Box 759, Moneta lawnsatthelake.com

540-721-0098 1978

12

Lawn maintenance, Golfscapes home putting greens, landscaping

The Cabinet Gallery 66 Builders Pride Way, Hardy cabinetgallerysml.com

540-719-0128

Kitchen and bath design firm offering six lines of cabinetry; custom cabinetry, closets, countertops

Seven Oaks Landscape/ Hardscape, Inc. 529 Redwood Rd., Glade Hill sales@7oakslandscape.com

540-489-3715 1991

50

Landscape and hardscape design and installation, landscape maintenance

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# of Emp.

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Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

Lighting Outdoor Lighting Expressions 15315 Old Franklin Tnpk., Penhook outdoorlightingexpressions.com

540-761-9985 2002

14

Architectural accent lighting, landscape lighting sales, installation and maintenance; commercial lighting and lighting automation controls

Premier Landscape Lighting 4120 Twin Mountain Dr., Vinton premierlandlighting.net

540-520-6883 2007

3

Landscape lighting

Agabus Solutions 100 Fralins Rd., Rocky Mount agabussolutions.com

540-484-5593 2005

1

Networking, consulting, PC repair and data backup and recovery

Audiotronics, Inc 2750 Ogden Road, Roanoke audiotronics.com

540-774-5757 1975

40

Audio/video media and home theater rooms and systems, structured wiring, security systems

Kraven Solutions, Inc. 13699 B.T. Washington Hwy. #203, Moneta kravensolutions.com

540-483-5364 2003

4

Audio/video home theaters, security systems/control systems, computer networking

Security Services, Inc. 7490 Old Franklin Tpke., Glade Hill ssisecurityva.com

540-576-1382 1965

10

Security and fire systems, whole-house music and surround sound, structured wiring, home theaters

Automatic Boat Covers of VA & NC, LLC 535 Cedar Ridge Rd., Union Hall touchlesscover.com

540-576-1177 2004

4

Touchless Boat Covers, minor dock and boat lift modifications

Aztec Rental Services 14070 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta | aztecrental.com

540-721-4070

Bays Trash Removal 2432 Headens Bridge Rd., Bedford baystrash.com

540-297-6397 1965

Bill’s Lock and Key 1050 Hendricks Store Rd., Suite A, Moneta billslockandkey.net

540-299-2946 2002

Central Vacs Unlimited, Inc. 307 Bonbrook Rd., Wirtz centralvacsunlimited.com

540-334-2067 1989

Done Rite Linens & Cleaning Huddleston

434-770-3668 1995

Greener Pastures Services P.O. Box 601, Boones Mill gpsrecycling.com

540-334-5892 2010

2

Curbside recycling

Gregory Wood Products 5800 Prillaman Switch Rd., Ferrum gregorywoodproducts.com

866-629-1730 1993

7

Ventilated hardwood closet shelving systems

JZ Lock Key 6264 Truevine Rd., Glade Hill

540-576-1137 2014

1

Rekeying, replacing and installation of locks; residential and commercial; auto lockouts

Law’s Paving, Inc. 134 Dundee Rd., Glade Hill

540-576-3110 1984

9

Asphalt paving and sealing, surface treating

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# of Emp.

MisceLLaneoUs

Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

Landscaping / Lawn Maintenance / nURseRies

Equipment rentals, party/ wedding rentals

Southern Landscape Group, Inc. PO Box 397, Evington soscapes.com sales@soscapes.com

434-821-6004 1998

40

Outdoor living design/build; AEP shoreline management; landscape care and maintenance

Parkway Nursery and Landscapes 2952 Dundee Rd., Huddleston parkwaynurseryandlandscapes.com pkwynl@gmail.com

540-765-8733 1986

4

Deer resistant landscapes, terracing/retaining walls, paver or flagstone patios/walks; do not mow lawns

Sunny Belle Farm Landscape and Garden Shop 14112 BT Washington Hwy., Moneta

276-634-8080 2012

12

Custom designed landscape; garden shop with garden accessories, annuals, pottery, wrought iron and concrete

Terra Farmers Rt. 122 and Enterprise Lane, Hardy landscapesolutionssml.biz landscapesolutionssml@yahoo.com

540-397-7645 2011

2

Available by the yard: mulch, nutrient-rich black topsoil, assorted stone; delivered or pickup

Top Notch Lawn Care, LLC Moneta topnotchlawncare.com

540-580-0830 2001

12

Grounds maintenance, turf management

Watsons Landscaping, LLC. 1173 Wooded Acres Ln., Moneta watsonslandscaping@hotmail. com

540-494-8444 2002

3

Commercial, residential, shoreline management, hardscapes

Westlake Turf and Irrigation, LLC. 186 Lakewood Forest Rd., Moneta westlakeirrigation.com

540-721-1833 1972

10

Pump stations, irrigation, sod, seeding, outdoor lighting

Willow Tree Nursery, Inc. 300 Old Mountain Rd., Penhook willowtreesml.com

540-576-3031 1981

5

Garden center providing plant materials; authorized dealer for Belgard pavers/walls; landscape design

Monica’s House Keep-N & Cleaning Services 110 Palm Drive, Moneta monicao2007wilson@hotmail.com

540-397-9574 2005

3

Cleaning services for residential, commercial and new construction

Windy Gap Mulch & Market 7200 Jubal Early Hwy., Hardy windygapmulch.com

540-427-0380 2006

4

Large selection of lawn materials including ornaments, concrete fountains, birdbaths

Nichols Welding 92 Redbud Hill Rd., Rocky Mount nicholswelding.net

540-330-8272 2000

7

Iron hand rails, spiral staircases, gates and fencing

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Trash removal and portable toilets Residential, commercial; installations

2

Central vacuum systems, intercom systems, structured wiring Linens, towels and other items as needed for vacationers; full-service cleaning


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# of Emp.

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Specialties

Moving / storage All-Size Storage, LLC. 13000 Moneta Rd., Moneta downtownmoneta.com

540-296-0500 1998

1

Regular and climate-controlled storage, 24-hour access, packing and moving supplies, UPS shipping, oversized storage for boats and RVs

SML Magic & Science Shop 1123 Celebration Ave #104A, Moneta

540-297-1220 2008

1

Moving/boxes, U-Haul rentals

Painting / Power washing / window cleaning

Name/ Address/ Website or email address

# of Emp.

HUONg fRALIN

Phone #/ Year Established

Specialties

Miscellaneous Patterson Brothers Paving 2295 Nicopolis Rd., Bedford gottrust.org/pattersonbrothers

540-586-1497 1981

Pine Creek Structures 3305 Iron Ridge Rd., Rocky Mount wesellsheds.com

540-483-3489 1986

ServPro of Lynchburg/Bedford & Campbell Counties P.O. Box 15124, Lynchburg servprooflynchburg.com

540-586-1579 2000

SML Home Check and Property Service PO Box 944, Hardy smlhomecheck.com

703-554-3632

Smith Mountain Lake Appraisals 6728 Whitehouse Rd., Huddleston smithmoutainlakeappraisals.com

540-297-1824 1986

Steam Tech steamtechva.net steamtechva@gmail.com

540-583-1988

The Trailer Connection LLC 9150 Virgil Goode Hwy. trailerconnectionllc.com; trailerconnection@yahoo.com

540-483-9170 1993

Transforming Spaces Moneta, VA transformingspacesva.com kathy@transformingspacesva.com

540-420-2533 2010

WOW Organizing/Staging 116 Red Valley Rd., Wirtz woworganizing.com; woworganizing@gmail.com

540-420-8225 2006

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Manufacture, deliver and install Amish-made storage units, pet shelters, playhouses, horse barns, furniture, gazebos, garages Restoration of fire, smoke and water damage; mold mitigation and remediation; cleaning of air ducts, HVAC, carpet, upholstery Home check service to absentee home owners on Smith Mountain Lake; landscaping

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Hodges Painting Company 60 Ashpone Tavern Rd., Rocky Mount

540-483-7085 1976

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The HouseBath 12801 Moneta Rd., Suite A, Moneta facebook.com/housebathsml; housebath@live.com

540-293-3699 2003

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Kronenburg’s Pressure Washing

540-488-8801

Premier Painting 1811 Isle of Pines Dr., Moneta premierpainters.biz; premierpainting@hotmail.com

540-537-5168 2005

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540-721-1329 2013

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540-797-9117 2001

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L.D. Ellis Plumbing and Septic Tank Cleaning 55 Becky’s Mill Rd., Moneta ldellisplumbing@hotmail.com

540-483-9837 1969

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CMC Supply, Inc.-Rocky Mount 1796 Franklin St., Rocky Mount cmcsupply.com

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Moser Electric 310 Oakbark Dr., Moneta moser-electric.com

540-814-0152 2013

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540-721-4348 1995

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540-483-9382 1986

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540-586-8364 1984

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540-563-2786 1973

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540-721-2153 1998

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540-345-7665 1977

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434-239-9650 1972

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703-554-3622

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434-989-2463 2007

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540-493-7941 2004

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540-721-1979 2001

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Bob Riddick Roofing, Inc. 330-C Lakewood Forest Rd., Moneta riddickroofing.com

540-721-1329 1974

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434-791-1232 1984

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434-841-8898 2000

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Moyer’s Framing/Roofing/Siding/ Guttering/Decks/Docks 631 Greenhouse Rd., Glade Hill moyersgutters.com

540-483-9130 1984

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Reliant Roofing & Restoration 2442 Truman Hill Rd., Hardy reliant-roofs.com

540-529-2453 2013

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540-819-3264 2009

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540-721-6025 2003

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540-537-3420 2000

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540-537-3420 2000

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540-721-3044 1995

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Window Max, Inc/ Kitchen & Bath Max 13709 B.T. Washington Hwy., Moneta thosewindowpros.com

Sunrooms, windows, siding, kitchen and bath

Spas & Pools of VA PO Box 215, Cloverdale clearwaterspas.com

540-772-7727; 1996

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Virginia Pool Sales & Service 4347 Old Cave Spring Rd., Roanoke vapoolsales.com

540-774-5992 1986

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William Sowder Hot Tub Service, LLC 334 Callaway Rd., Rocky Mount wshottubservicellc@yahoo.com

540-493-7171 2009

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40-427-2284 2009

ADA Specialties 2944 Orange Ave., NE, Roanoke adaspecialties.com

540-985-9160 1987

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We’re all familiar with the iconic view of Smith Mountain from the lake, but not many can say we’ve seen the inverse – the view of the lake from the top of Smith Mountain. Several years ago, veteran Laker freelance writer Jerry Hale ventured to the summit and wrote about his excursion for an article entitled “What’s Up There?,” which ran in our July/August 2005 issue. Over the years, dozens of readers have requested back copies of the story, which led us to decide it was time to revisit the topic and provide guidance for those who wish to make the trek. Please note there are restrictions about when traffic is allowed on the access road, so be sure to check the details in this story and abide all laws. – Andie Gibson, Editor

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ll who venture onto Smith Mountain Lake — or, for that matter, drive the roads that surround it — find their eyes drawn to the stretch of high ground that contains the lake along its eastern shore. It’s hard to resist marveling at its unspoiled beauty — sometimes so defined you can pick out individual pine trees, and other times shrouded in a humidity-induced haze that makes it appear out of focus. The name Smith Mountain originally referred to the peak on the Bedford side of where Smith Mountain Dam is now located. Once the lake was formed, common usage transferred the name to the length of the ridge visible from much of the water.

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A few Lakers, like Chestnut Creek’s Erich Faber, regard the mountain as much more than a mural-like backdrop for the SML region. Faber regularly visits the mountain with sons Luke (11), Jack and Peter (both 14), who hanker to be on the ground, taking full advantage of its recreational possibilities.

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RIGHT The lake serves as a picturesque backdrop for a photo of Luke Faber from January 2014. Luke, who was 10 at the time, ascended Smith Mountain with his dad, Erich Faber.

“We’ve been there dozens of times,” Erich said. “By boat, it’s a matter of nosing onto a stretch of exposed beach at the mountain’s base, scrambling ashore and tying a bow line to a nearby tree. Then it’s an energetic climb along one upward sloping shoulder after another until we reach the ridge line. There really aren’t any trails. But in a couple of hours, we’re at the top and can hike along the relatively level fire road [Broad Ridge] that runs the length of the ridge.” The mountain is home to all kinds of wildlife, including poisonous snakes. The Fabers have yet to be threatened, but always are on alert and careful where they step. “We’ve seen rattlers,” Erich said, “but as long as you give them their space, they’ll leave you alone. The boys also look for wild turkeys and the feathers they shed. We’ve seen deer moving about and lots of their leave-behinds. Last trip up, we found bear tracks on a sandy creek shore but never spotted the animal. “We occasionally camp at the top,” Erich added. “We’ve done that in the snow, and the combined view of shoreline lights and brilliant stars is pretty incredible.”


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Outdoors-y folks like the Fabers, hunters and steep-terrain hikers may find the mountain appealing nearly year-round, but for the less adventuresome, now is a good time to view SML from atop its namesake ridge. The absence of leaves on the trees opens up the views, and most creepycrawly inhabitants are hibernating. I took a trip to the top last April via the access road with friend Rich Faga, an ideal companion because he volunteered his high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle. (The rutted roads on the mountain are not for the family sedan or even a small SUV if you don’t want it to get bounced around or muddied.) In addition, Rich is trained as a firefighter and EMS first-responder, so his company made my wife less worried. She tends to be, shall we say, “creature averse” and visualizes the mountain as a teeming snake pit. Rich and I saw no evidence of that, however. From the Franklin County side, we got to the access road by taking Virginia 40 to Penhook and turning left onto Old Mountain Road (across from Penhook Minute Market). That road intersects Smith Mountain Road where a right turn takes you to Jasmine Road. We turned left onto Jasmine, traveled for 1.6 miles and found the access road on the left. Fifty yards in is the gate and a large bulletin

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a good time to visit

ABOVE A bulletin board includes information pertinent to those wishing to hike to the top of Smith Mountain. The board is located on the access road that leads to the trailhead.

board with area information posted. From there begins the steeper part of the ascent. Don’t go soon after a rain or snow or you’ll find things slippery and likely impassible for all but the most capable off-road vehicles and drivers. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ posting on the bulletin board indicates the access road gate is open for vehicular traffic two stretches of the year, roughly corresponding to hunting seasons. • Spring: The first Saturday in April through the third Saturday in May


• Fall: The last Saturday in September through the second Saturday in February Outside of these periods, you may park and take a fairly demanding hike to the top. The main climb is about a mile long and winds upward to the vicinity of the southern-most cell tower. The fire road along the spine of the mountain runs about 2.5 miles, ending at the northern cell tower near the dam. There’s not a great view of the dam there, but there is plenty of room to turn around, climb out to stretch, and catch a nice view of Saunders’ Point and the meandering Roanoke channel beyond. Those who wish to catch the views from both sides of the mountain’s “V” can return to Virginia 40, turn left toward Gretna and watch for Climax Road (799) at the old Pure Oil sign, about 5 miles beyond Penhook. A left onto 799 will feed you onto Toshes Road (605) in 1.1 miles. In 2.2 miles, it changes to Ridgeway Road (608) and in 5.5 miles it crosses Leesville Lake, where it becomes Tolers Ferry Road (still 608). The mountain access road, on the left 6.9 miles beyond the Leesville crossing, is called Silver Dollar Lane and is well marked by another DGIF bulletin

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BELOW The fire road that runs along the top of Smith Mountain provides a well-marked trail for hikers. The approximately 2.5-mile trek along Broad Ridge offers sweeping views of Smith Mountain Lake, but only in winter and spring when no leaves are on the trees.

“We occasionally camp at the top. We’ve done that in the snow, and the combined view of shoreline lights and brilliant stars is pretty incredible.” – Erich FabEr, outdoor Enthusiast

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board. The first gate is typically open, but the road quickly becomes steep and rutty, eventually reaching a second (locked) gate a steep and rutted mile and a half or so in. Be warned: the small turnaround space is not for the faint of heart. We paused there, climbed out of the truck, and we could see through the leaf buds down to Witcher Creek and a bit of the lower Roanoke in the distance, realizing the view would close in as the leaves mature. Bill and Anna Piatt of Mountain View Shores enjoy hiking on up to a rocky outcrop where the view encompasses Leesville Lake to the right and SML to the left. They park her sedan before the road gets steep and rutty. “It’s a manageable 45-minute walk up to a spectacular view,” Bill said. “And some other good ones on the way up, as well.”

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The set-aside was made official during a 2008 ceremony in Roanoke where Michael G. Morris, AEP’s chairman, president and CEO, presented the easement declaration papers to then-Governor Tim Kaine,

helping address his goal of placing 400,000 acres of undeveloped land under conservation easements during his term in office. “This tract of land is especially beautiful and a prominent centerpiece for the entire lake area,” Morris said at the ceremony. “The easement ensures that its beauty and character will be preserved from this point forward.” Since then, the land has been managed by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland

Fisheries. Public access for hiking, camping and, in season, hunting is encouraged. Plans are already underway for a 50-mile ultra marathon in the spring of 2016 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Smith Mountain Lake. Organizers said they hope the event, sponsored by AEP and the Franklin County YMCA, will start and finish on top of the dam and take runners on a winding route that will include mountain trails. – Jerry Hale

A gap in the trees along the trail atop Smith Mountain provides a spectacular view of the lake and beyond.

Back to civilization

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Since our original story appeared in July 2005, Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has placed the nearly 5,000 acres of scenic Smith Mountain in both Bedford and Pittsylvania counties under a conservation easement to be managed as wildlife habitat.

Tolers Ferry Road ultimately intersects with Smith Mountain Parkway (626). A right turn and then quick left onto White House Road (608) will take you back to Virginia 122 at Downtown Moneta. If you decide to fully circle the lake on this outing, take 122 south to Diamond Hill Road (655) at the Food Lion; turn right and travel for about 7 miles, then turn left at Diamond Hill Store and then immediately right onto Goodview Road (655). After about 8 miles, turn left on Turner Branch Road (619), which winds its way to an intersection with Hardy Road (634) just north of Hardy Ford Bridge. Turn left to return to Virginia 122 south of Westlake Corner or right to run errands in Roanoke. Rich and I ended our journey thankful we live where such natural beauty is readily accessible, but feeling we should only recommend this excursion to those in good physical shape with a strong spirit of adventure. We would certainly never recommend it at a time when the terrain is anything but bone dry. In fact, we said repeatedly on our trip, “This would be insane if the ground were the least bit slippery!”

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ike many retirees at Smith Mountain Lake, Russ Baskett settled here to enjoy a tranquil life enriched by peaceful waters, majestic mountains and freedom to indulge in favorite pastimes long suppressed by a demanding career. After earning a PhD in microbiology from the University of Missouri, Baskett spent 40 years as an educator, teaching biology, microbiology and environmental studies at Missouri, Texas Tech and two community colleges in Richmond. Through the years, Baskett developed an affinity for kids who were struggling academically. Instead of desiring to teach advanced classes, he preferred to help kids with limited resources, those often overlooked or impoverished. “I’m not certain why I am drawn to this work; maybe it’s in my emotional or spiritual DNA,” said Baskett, who retired to SML with wife Sarah, a psychiatrist, in 2001. “I think all of us have an inner guide that leads us through life. When people are excluded or marginalized because of their race, economic status, gender, religious beliefs and other social justice issues, I try to act or react in positive ways that, in my opinion, further the common good.” Not one to sit around, Baskett immediately got involved in the Smith Mountain Lake Association, utilizing his experience and passion for environmental studies to serve on the board of directors for five years. In early 2006, Sally Johnston, then a staff member at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta, approached Baskett about attending a

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gathering to discuss concerns relating to children in the SML community. Johnston told him, despite the apparent affluence of lake residents, more than 500 children attending the five elementary schools closest to Smith Mountain Lake qualified for the free or reduced-cost meal program during the school year. “This figure was troubling,” Baskett said. “We knew that these children were the most vulnerable to falling behind in reading, writing and math over the summer break and that we could provide assistance and support.” Baskett saw the need for mentoring and developing communication skills. Johnston’s interests were cultural diversity and global education. Mike Carr, active with the youth at nearby Resurrection Catholic Church, wanted a peace camp focusing on nonviolence and conflict resolution. Charles Lunsford, a prominent retired Roanoke businessman, was concerned about nutrition for impoverished children over the summer when they’re not in school. Out of that gathering, a committee was formed. It grew to nine members, then 12, and SML Good Neighbors was born. The team worked with a consultant from Eastern Mennonite University to develop a curriculum focused on mentoring in reading, writing, communication, as well as enrichments in peace education, environmental education and cultural Russ Baskett leads SML Good Neighbors, an organization he helped start in 2006 to assist children in need at Smith Mountain Lake.


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diversity. The plan included using college interns as the primary facilitators of daily programs, providing young adults who desired to help the needy with vocational exploration opportunities, as well. After acquiring 501(c)3 non-profit status in 2007, SML Good Neighbors launched its first initiative, providing sack lunches and weekend backpacks for children in summer programs in five schools in Bedford and Franklin counties. The first day-camp program began the following summer. “The growth of the four-week enrichment programs has been striking,” Baskett said, “growing from 65 children in grades

Find out more SML Good Neighbors summer enrichment programs will take place June 1-26 at Moneta Elementary School for qualifying students from five Bedford County schools. The Franklin County session will take place June 29-July 24 at Dudley Elementary School for students from five Franklin County schools. More details, registration and volunteer information is available online at smlgoodneighbors.org.

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ABOVE From top, Ari Hirschstein, an SML Good Neighbors mentor from Earlham College in Indiana, teaches a chemistry lesson to children in the organization’s day camp; a young camper enjoys a slice of fresh watermelon.

1-4 in 2008 to 161 children in grades 1-6 by 2011,” maxing out the number of children served by the current model. The numbers continue to reach maximum each year. Baskett noted that 90 percent of Good Neighbors participants maintain or improve their reading skills over the summer, which he attributes to the work of reading buddies, adult volunteers who spend 30 minutes each day working one-on-one with children during the four-week programs. While he is the only founding member still vigorously active in the program, Baskett is quick to point out that the success of Good Neighbors is due to multiple community partnerships. “The two school systems, approximately 200 volunteers, the efforts of a working board, the financial support of churches, civic organizations foundations and a large number of individuals,” Baskett said, makes this seemingly impossible dream a reality each year. Pressed to identify his favorite part of SML Good Neighbors, Baskett hesitated only a moment before replying: “Peace education — especially learning to control anger, resolve conflicts in a non-violent way and be part of the team — is important for the children to see and learn.” One way children in the program experience this is through the interns, the young adults


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LEFT Volunteers Marion Allen (left) and Wendie Dungan help fill backpacks with food items to send home with children in the SML Good Neighbors day camp. BELOW Mentor Erin Kocis, a student a Virginia Tech, assists a camper with an art project.

W h at t h e y s ay “This is the fourth year that my daughter has attended the SML Good Neighbors day camp. Every year has been better than the one before! She was originally invited to attend because of issues she was having with social skills and interacting with her peers. You welcomed her with open arms and helped her work with others and communicate better. ... Thank you so very much for the acceptance and support and growth you have given my child.” — Sherri Given, parent of an SML Good Neighbors camper

who serve as teachers, mentors and role models. Baskett smiled as he described how he has seen these college students enthusiastically embrace the curriculum and watched both students and teachers explode with excitement during innovative lesson plans. Over the years, Baskett has stayed in touch with most of the interns. Like a proud parent, he boasts of their career choices, many of them clearly influenced by their summers spent at SML with Good Neighbors. Several have taken local teaching assignments; others have gone on to work for various non-profits like Teach for America and the Peace Corps. Over the past year, Good Neighbors has reached several milestones. Lisa Lietz was hired as the first full-time program director, managing all aspects of the summer enrichment and nutrition programs, as well as several new after-school programs. Early last year, an eight-week, Saturday morning

Student Enrichment in the Arts (SEA) program was launched and continued as an after-school program in the fall. A visual arts program, also on Saturday mornings, was started at Staunton River Middle School and, most recently, Good Neighbors purchased property to house administrative offices and summer teaching staff. What’s ahead for Good Neighbors? Baskett said he hopes to offer more opportunities for exploration of the arts, including dance and music, and the expansion of a partnership with the Roanoke Children’s Theater that began in 2009. He’s also testing the waters for a summer scholars program for kids in grades 7-9. “I want to give the kids time for things schools don’t have time for: more about technology, science, engineering in summer specialty programs; opportunities for kids who don’t have the money to pay extra for these kinds of programs,” he said. SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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old beer is a hot topic these days, especially the craft variety. The growing number of regional microbreweries and easy availability of equipment for home-based brewing has sparked a new trend at Smith Mountain Lake – local beer clubs. From novice to trained aficionado, anyone looking to share his or her passion for craft beer is welcome to pull up a stool at a local gathering. Jeremy and Sara Kirby each host their own beer clubs, providing opportunities for adventuresome beer lovers and home brewers to gather, taste new varieties, nosh on snacks and swap tips and techniques.

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ABOVE Members of the Smith Mountain Mashers raise a toast at their January meeting. LEFT A beer is poured for club members to taste.

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Want to Go? Barley’s Angels Meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Sunken City Brewing Co., 40 Brewery Dr., Hardy. $5 per person. For more information, visit facebook.com/BarleysAngelsVirginia. Smith Mountain Mashers Meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Sunken City Brewing Co., 40 Brewery Dr., Hardy. $5 per person. For more information, visit facebook.com/SunkenCityBrewing. Jake’s Beer Club Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month October-May (subject to change based on the availablity of members) at 6:30 p.m. at Jake’s Place, 1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta, or at a member’s home. $50 annual dues. Beer/food pairing dinners also take place the first Tuesday of each month (October-May). For more information, visit jakesplacesml.com, follow on Facebook or call (540) 297-4732.

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occasional field trips to nearby microbreweries, too. Some Barley’s Angels members also attend the Mashers gatherings. “We welcome everyone who wants to get more familiar with craft beers,” Jeremy Kirby said. “Anyone interested can call Sunken City or visit our Facebook page for details on upcoming club gatherings.” Patti Massey, a friend of the Kirbys who moved to Smith Mountain Lake from Winchester four years ago, said she’s been a Barley’s Angel since its inception early in 2014. “Between our meetings and Mashers’ meetings, I’ve made lots of new friends and had a chance to try beers I never would have encountered otherwise,” Massey said. “It’s been a blast.” Another group of area craft-beer fans pays annual club dues of $50 each to congregate at Jake’s Place monthly in the off-season. During the busy summer season, they meet at a member’s house or take a field trip to an area brewer for potluck meals and beer tastings. Restaurant manager Mike Gordon picks the brews to be sampled, and those that get rave reviews often become standards at the restaurant. “There are about 35 members,” Gordon said. “Eighteen to 20 are at most of our meetings. They enjoy having a say in which beers end up on tap at Jake’s.” Club members also enjoy other perks at Jake’s Place, including discounts on beer and the beer/ food pairing dinners that Gordon hosts monthly, October through May.


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Brew your own Batch Several residents around SML also dabble in brewing beer at home, which can involve an elaborate, multi-pot system or a setup as simple as one steel pot and a turkey fryer. The latter is how Steve and Debbie Malone of Huddleston recently started with their homebrewing hobby.

John Zeimer of Glade Hill stumbled upon home brewing 3½ years ago when he was helping clear out the belongings of a close friend who had died. “He had a wine-making setup that used a spigot-equipped bucket. The accompanying literature said it could also be a beer-making kit. Next thing I knew, I was cooking a batch of beer.”

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“We’ve done four batches so far and have several kits waiting,” Steve said. “Kits make it really easy to get started. They have all the ingredients you need for a batch — malt extract, hops, yeast and flavorings — in the proper proportions. Once you have some experience, you can adjust or add ingredients to modify the batch to your taste, alcohol content and so on. That’s where we’re headed next.”


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Zeimer, who has since created a dedicated area in his basement for brewing beer, also uses a turkey fryer to heat the water. “I’m on batch 36 – a double IPA,” he said. “I like to make stouts and porters, as well.” Moneta’s Hank Irving has been brewing beer for 15 years. He said he averages six five-gallon batches a year, with the varieties matched to the seasons when they will be consumed. Irving dispenses only from the kegerator of his in-home pub, which he said saves him from “messing with the bottling step.” According to Jeremy Kirby, the startup equipment required for home brewing can be purchased for less than $80. “All you need is a cooking pot and a couple of buckets, plus maybe a siphon to help transfer the liquid,” Kirby said. “If you want to move out of the kitchen, invest in a quality turkey fryer for heating the mixture. Then, get an ingredients kit – usually about $40-$50 – and you’re ready to brew.” – Jerry Hale

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1 ART EXHIBIT | March 1-May 2 | The Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition at the Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford. bowercenter.org, smithmountainartscouncil.com ALPACA FARM TOURS | March 1-14 | At Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas, Hardy. $5 per person; children under 5 free. Tours daily by reservation. Open house Saturdays noon-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. (540) 719-0281, smithmountainlakefarm.com

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BEER DINNER | Enjoy a five-course dinner while a distributor or brewery representative discusses various beers paired with each course. Jake’s Place, Moneta. Reservations required. (540) 297-4732, jakesplacesml.com

6 BINGO | Includes 18 games, multiple cards and prizes to benefit SML Good Neighbors’ summer and year-end programs for area children. 7-9 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, Moneta. smlgoodneighbors.org THE BLUEGRASS BROTHERS | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7:30 p.m. $12. harvester-music.com

7 WINERY OPEN HOUSE | March 7, 14, 21, 28 | Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. Noon-5 p.m. (540) 296-1393, smlwine.com

MARK O’CONNER | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $27.50. harvester-music.com

9 ART FUNDRAISER | March 9-15 | Sale of original art at The Little Gallery to benefit the Agape Center. (540) 7211596, thelittlegallerysml.com

10 WINE DINNER | Themed wine dinner with a five-course menu to complement and accompany selected wines. 6:30 p.m. at The Blackwater Café, Moneta. Reservations required. (540) 721-4333, theblackwatercafe.com

12 TOO MUCH SYLVIA | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7 p.m. $10. harvester-music.com

14 FASHION AND JEWELRY SHOW | Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas will host its 4th Annual Peruvian Links Alpaca Fashion and Jewelry Show. Luxury alpaca apparel and products, custom jewelry and more will be available. Noon to 4 p.m. at The Westlake Golf and Country Club, Hardy. Tickets are $25 each, and include lunch, dessert, mimosa and door-prize entry. Limited seating. (540) 719-0281, smithmountainlakefarm.com


GENEALOGY FORUM | A presentation of the love letters between the Stevens boys (of the Bedford Boys fame) and the Thaxton girls. 1:30 p.m. at the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library. bedfordvamuseum.org VINTNER DINNER | Dinner at Peaks of Otter Lodge in Bedford featuring pairings from Chateau Morrissette. $110 per person. Reservations required. 6.8 p.m. (866) 387-9905. bedfordareachamber.com JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $22. harvester-music.com

15 LIZ LONGLEY WITH ANTHONY D’AMATO | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7 p.m. $15. harvester-music.com

17 WINERY OPEN HOUSE | St. Patrick’s Day-themed event at Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. (540) 586-3707, peaksofotterwinery.com ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY| Heath’s Waterfront Grill, Mariners Landing, Huddleston. heathswaterfrontgrill.com MARY GAUTHIER | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7:30 p.m. $18. harvester-music.com

19 THE OAK RIDGE BOYS | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7:30 p.m. $65. harvester-music.com

20 JUNIOR SISK & RAMBLERS CHOICE | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $20. harvester-music.com THREE DOG NIGHT | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $60. harvester-music.com

21 CONCERT | March 21-22 | The Chorus of the Blue Ridge will present “Mary, The Mother of Jesus” an oratio for chorus, soloists and full orchestra at 3 p.m. on March 21 at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, Moneta, and at 3 p.m. on March 22 at Cave Spring Baptist Church, Roanoke. $25. (540) 929-1242, thechorusoftheblueridge. com, smithmountainartscouncil.com LECTURE | “The Future of U.S. Manned Spaceflight” presented by Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/ instructor of astronomy since 1984 and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2003. If the sky is clear, guests will move outside after the presentation to view the night sky. 8-9 p.m. Peaks of Otter Lodge, Bedford. Reservations encouraged. (866) 387-9905, bedfordareachamber. com, peaksofotter.com

25 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS WITH RUNNING HOUSE | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $17. harvestermusic.com

26 THE ATTRACTIONS | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7 p.m. $10. harvester-music.com

27 NATURE ACTIVITIES | March 27 – April 12 | Hiking, mountain biking, junior ranger activities, geocaching, fishing an more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SML State Park, Huddleston. (540) 297-6066, dcr.virginia.gov/state_ parks/smi.shtml EASTER DRAMA | March 27-29, April 2-4 | Live performance at Halesford Baptist Church, Hardy. See web site for schedule. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. (877) 570-5576, halesford.com

28 WINERY OPEN HOUSE | March 27-29 | At Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. (540) 586-3707, peaksofotterwinery.com

29 DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7:30 p.m. $28.50. harvester-music.com

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LARRY KEEL WITH HARWELL GRICE BAND | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $20. harvestermusic.com WINERY OPEN HOUSE | April 3-5, 10-12 | At Peaks of Otter Winery, Bedford. Noon-5 p.m. (540) 586-3707, peaksofotterwinery.com

4 EASTER EVENT | The Easter Bunny arrives at Bridgewater Plaza for special events throughout the day. bridgewaterplaza.com WINERY OPEN HOUSE | April 4, 11, 18, 25 |Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Moneta. Noon-5 p.m. (540) 296-1393, smlwine.com AMERICAN AQUARIUM “WOLVES TOUR” | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $16. harvestermusic.com

5 MOONSHINE EXPRESS | April 5, 12 | A 90-minute vintage bus tour featuring interpreters recounting tales of moonshining in Franklin County. (540) 483-1890, visitfranklincountyva.org

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ROCKIN’ BREWS AND BBQS APRIL 25 | Family-oriented festival from 1 to 7 p.m. at Downtown Moneta featuring barbeque vendors, draft and craft beer, live music and children’s play area with inflatables and an obstacle course. Entry fee: $5 (children 6 and under admitted free). No coolers. Sponsored by the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. (540) 7211203, visitsmithmountainlake.com

7 BEER DINNER | Enjoy a five-course dinner while a distributor or brewery representative discusses various beers paired with each course. Jake’s Place, Moneta. Reservations required. (540) 297-4732, jakesplacesml.com

9 THE BAND OF OZ | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7 p.m. $10. harvester-music.com

14 WINE DINNER | Themed wine dinner with a five-course menu to complement and accompany selected wines. 6:30 p.m. at The Blackwater Café, Moneta. Reservations required. (540) 721-4333, theblackwatercafe.com

16 LIVE JAZZ | At The Blackwater Cafe, Moneta. 6-9 p.m., (540) 721-4333, theblackwatercafe.com

18 LIVING HISTORY EVENT AND SCOUT DAY | The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will host “Prelude to Invasion – Living History and Scout Event Day.” Learn about uniforms, history tactics, gear, weapons and morale of U.S. servicemen and the Allies leading up to D-Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular park fees apply; scouts receive a discounted admission rate if in uniform and are eligible for a free patch. Preregistration of scouts is required. (540) 586-3329, dday.org


best bet CHUG FOR THE JUG | 5K race, health walk and kids fun run. Rocky Mount. (540) 483-9293, visitfranklincountyva.org RELAY FOR LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT | Mariners Landing, Huddleston. 1 p.m. Benefits American Cancer Society. marinerslanding.com

23 THE CASTAWAYS | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7 p.m. $10. harvester-music.com

24 CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL | Local businesses offer chocolate samples and related items. Music, family activities, contests and prizes. Forest Square Shopping Center, Forest. Free. bedfordareachamber.com THE BLACK LILLIES | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $22.50. harvester-music.com

25 BLUE RIDGE BIG BASS CLASSIC | April 25-26 | Open fishing tournament with weigh-ins at Parkway Marina. Grand prize is a 2015 Nitro Z7 boat with Mercury 150HP PRO XS motor valued at $30,000. Other cash prizes. Entry fee is $110 for one day, $180 for two. Register at Parkway Marina on April 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. oakleybigbass.com LEGACY DINNER | Booker T. Washington Legacy Dinner. Call for details. (540) 488-2122, fbtwnm@hotmail.com, nps. gov/bowa

EARTH DAY EVENT | Trash-to-Treasure Scavenger Hunt at SML State Park, Huddleston. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (540) 2976066, dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/smi. shtml 5K RUN/WALK AND KIDS FUN RUN | Benefits Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy. Starts at Timberwood Road near the intersection with Hendricks Store Road, Moneta, at 8 a.m. smlacademy.weebly.com ART DEM0NSTRATION | The Little Gallery at Bridgewater Plaza will feature an art demonstration by Tim Pfieffer from 1 to 3 p.m. (540) 721-1596, thelittlegallerysml.com BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL | Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival at Forest Professional Park, Forest. Sample regional wine and craft beer. Music, food. Noon-6 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $45. Visit bedfordareachamber.com for complete details.

28 AN EVENING WITH LEO KOTTKE | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 7:30 p.m. $40. harvester-music.com

29 KEB’ MO’ | Live music at the Harvester, Rocky Mount. 8 p.m. $44.50. harvestermusic.com

SML BuSineSS expo When l April 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Where l Downtown Moneta WhAt l representatives from more than 100 area businesses will answer questions about their services, demonstrate products and hand out literature, samples and promotional items. the event, which is free and open to the public, is organized by the SML regional Chamber of Commerce. Food and drink will be available for purchase and visitors may register for door prizes to be awarded hourly. IF YOU GO l Parking is plentiful, but if you’d like door-to-door service, the Chamber runs golf-cart shuttles from outlying parking areas. the expo takes place completely outdoors under large tents, rain or shine. WAnt MOre InFO? l Pick up a copy of the April 22 Laker Weekly, which is available for free in racks around the SML region. For information on participating or volunteering at the expo, contact the Chamber at 540.721.1203 or e-mail lauren@ visitsmithmountainlake.com.


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“I survived the Vietnam war with no significant damage to my body, but with great damage to my spirit,” he said. “Our firstborn son lived 14 days and died of birth defects I believe were caused by my exposure to Agent Orange. My wife never set foot in Vietnam, and her heartbreak was an unconscionable tragedy.” Ketwig said he’s working on several other books, including a memoir on his career in the automotive industry, as well as a social history of the Vietnam era with emphasis on “the questions that made it all so passionate and important. Plus, I’m trying to bring those questions forward to today’s events and, especially, today’s wars.” Ketwig stressed his books are anti-war, not anti-American. “One loves the sick child but curses the disease,” he said. “I just want to urge young people to think about America’s militarism throughout the

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Flight Behavior By Barbara Kingsolver This book is transfixing from its opening scene when a raging fire changes a young woman’s narrow experience of life. Dellarobia’s days on a sheep farm in a small Appalachian town suddenly are altered when she stumbles onto a life-changing path caused by the relocation of insects. The sight of a valley blazing with Monarch butterflies begins a miraculous process of transformation for every character. Everyday life with all of its complexities combines with environmental, scientific truths to reveal that matters of faith and facts affect everything. — Chris Collins, Moneta

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Lawrence in Arabia By Scott Anderson The classic 1962 movie “Lawrence of Arabia” entertained moviegoers for more than three hours but probably left many with questions about T.E. Lawrence and the World War I events in which he was involved. “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East” provides a fascinating history of Lawrence and a cast of British, Arab, French, American, German, Jewish, Turkish and other characters, shedding light on their roles in Middle East affairs during World War I and the years shortly thereafter. — James Morrison, Moneta

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Southern Roots

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Steam Tech Organic Cleaning

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55

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40

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71

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Sunken City Brewing Company/ Sunken City Tavern

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77

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The Cabinet Gallery

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The Little Gallery

35

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77

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67

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55

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Blinds and Beyond

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97

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8

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86

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63

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Homestead Creamery

108

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16

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73

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97

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Jonathan's Restaurant

99

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107

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

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97

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19

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

6-7

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Montgomery, Dana Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

38

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35

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116

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110

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

McDaniel, Glenda Long & Foster REALTORS

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Lynchburg Roofing

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Meridian Wealth

92

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MH Eades

65

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Michael Dillon Custom Docks

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Moneta Dentistry

110

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28

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Nationwide Insurance

71

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PD&M Inc.

60

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Perry Pools

79

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South Harbour Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

Pine Creek Structures

81

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Plyler Homes & Docks

69

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75

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Sleep Safe Beds

110

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Smith Mountain Building Supply

115

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Southern Landscape Group

77

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smithmountainlake.com

116

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107

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Me: “Hey Hon, I’ve been thinking.” Hubs: “Rut roh.”

“This lake house needs a spring cleaning.” “What? We’ve only been here for two years.” “Three. The place is getting cluttered. We need to tidy up.” “Aw, geez, what did I do wrong?!” “Come on, it will be fun. We’ll do it together.” “Great.” “We can start with the magazines.” “Fine by me, they’re all yours.” “Oh really? What about all your fishing magazines? Take for example [reaches over to top of the pile next to the bed]: Monster Tackle Boxes.” “Hey, I need that! It has a cool article on making flies out of used beer cans and duct tape. What about this one: Flea Markets, Thrift Stores and Other People’s Trash.” “Can’t throw that one out. Still haven’t read the article on how to repurpose a shower curtain in 27 easy steps.” Three hours later, we’ve thrown away a total of six magazines. And the Hubs is acting a little hinky about giving up that issue of Bass Lovers, Bass Friends. Me: “Moving on.” Hubs: “Okey dokey. I think there a few things in the kitchen we can ditch.” “Like what?” “How about some of those Pyrex pie plates?” “Those are collectible.” “Sure. But do we need 17 of them?” “Oh, we don’t have 17.” Cue the counting. “OK, we have 14. I’ll give up four. Now, about that junk drawer.” “We have a junk drawer?” “Right behind you. I don’t know what’s in it. It won’t open.” 114 March • April 2015 | SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKER

Two hours later, drawer still won’t open. However, we have managed to clean out the fridge that contained, among other truly gross items, petrified limes from last summer, some very sketchy looking stuff wrapped in plastic and a pickle jar full of pickle juice (but no pickles). Me: “How about we next clean out the dock house?” Hubs: “Oh no, you said that was MY domain.” “Well then, let’s clean out the garage.” “Dock house it is. But there’s nothing in there we can throw out.” “Fine. We’ll just straighten up a bit.” “Can we take a nap first? I’m exhausted.” Three hours later, we’re finally down at the dock house. Me: “For the love of all that is holy, where did all these rafts come from?” Hubs: “We need all of these.” “Why?” “In case one gets a hole in it.” “We have emergency backup rafts?” “Yep.” “Are you kidding me?” “Nope.” “What about all these fishing lures?” “Do. Not. Touch. My. Lures.” “That’s not what you said last night.” Didn’t even crack a smile. Sheesh. “I think we can agree we need to deal with those nasty cobwebs out in the gazebo. And how about rock-paper-scissors for who has to clean the mystery poop out of the canoe?” “Deal.” “Rock, paper, scissors. GO.” “Damn.” “Two out of three?” Kimberly Dalferes is the author of “I Was in Love with a Short Man Once: And Other Tales from a Crazy Southern Irish Gal.” Her humor blog, “The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats,” is online at kimdalferes.com.


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