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Contents August 2019

departments 11 Editor’s Note 15 Love The Lake 16 Travels 58 Calendar 65 Just For Fun 66 Out & About 73 Dock Tale Hour

HOME & GARDEN

LAKE HOMES

LOOKING BACK

Striking Gold in the Garden

From House to Homestead

Exploring Penhook

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The Borums loved their 1980s home, but as their family grew, they needed a new space to match. 26

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Also in this issue, experience the recent U.S. Team Roping Virginia Championships at Double D Arena in Wirtz and learn more about California poppies from our gardening columnist. Plus, we’ll have a look inside one of the eight homes that has been selected for this year’s Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour scheduled for Oct. 11 through 13. As always, we’d love to hear your story ideas. Send us an email to editor@smithmountainlaker.com.

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In June, Franklin County native Jason Cundiff participated in the U.S. Team Roping Virginia Championships at Double D Arena in Wirtz. Read all about it starting on Page 52.

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Travels S M I T H M O U N TA I N L A K E R

Readers Share Their Voyages Beyond The Lake

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This month, Lynn and John Wilson and Alan and Linda Detrick set the record with a trip to New Zealand, a distance of about 8,500 miles from SML.

1. guam Debbie Dawson took the Laker to two U.S. territories — the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. She was there for the release of the American Memorial Park quarter for the Northern Mariana Islands as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program and the ceremonial release of the Guam quarter featuring the War in the Pacific National Historic Park.

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2. New Zealand Lynn and John Wilson and Alan and Linda Detrick took the Laker to Australia and New Zealand in March. The enjoyed a special lunch at a local vineyard on Waiheke Island. 3. china Jeff Loomis stopped for a photo in the Bund looking at the Pudong financial district across the Huangpu River in Shanghai. 4. chile John and Ann Yearick, with Iris Dapelo Aste, took the Laker when they stopped in Frutillar at Lake Llanquihue, the largest lake entirely within Chile, with Osorno Volcano in the background. 5. bermuda Debbie and Nathan Richards took a trip to King’s Wharf, Bermuda, in May for their 25th anniversary. They stood under a fabled moongate, one of Bermuda’s national symbols, said to bring good luck to those who hold hands while walking under it.

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SEND US YOUR PHOTOS! Take the Laker with you on your next adventure and email us your photo with a famous landmark, unusual attraction or stunning scenery in the background. And if you run into anyone famous, be sure to include him or her in the fun. Submit to letters@ smithmountainlaker. com. Don’t forget to leave your magazine behind so others can discover Smith Mountain Lake!

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SHORELINES Home & Garden

Garden Gold The California poppy was a captivating sight for explorers along the West Coast Story and photography by catriona tudor erler



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The California poppy is a startlingly beautiful garden plant that also has a history, lore and mystique that adds to its fascination. According to legend, as early as 1680, when the Spanish began stopping off in California as part of their annual China trade trips, the seamen would use the vivid spring displays of golden California poppies as landmarks to identify their location. It’s a lovely concept, but according to California poppy expert Curtis Clark, professor emeritus of Cal Poly Pomona, there are four basic groups of California poppy, each with its own geographical range. Inland you’ll find the massive displays that draw tourists from all over the world. The coastal varieties bloom more sporadically, but over a longer period. Nevertheless, the Spanish explorers were captivated by the luminous flowers, calling them copa de oro, which means cup of gold, and dormidera, the sleepy one, for the flower’s habit of closing up at the end of the day. Fast forward 300 years to 1952 when John Steinbeck described California poppies in his novel “East of Eden,” writing, “These too are of a burning color — not orange, not gold, but if pure gold were liquid and could raise a cream, that golden cream might be the color of the poppies.”

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The plant remained nameless to the scientific world until 1816, when the “Rurik,” a Russian ship on a three-year exploratory journey around the world, stopped in the San Francisco bay for a month to restock supplies. At the time the area was occupied only by a small Spanish fort and mission. Aboard the ship were two scientists, Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), who was the ship’s botanist, and Johann Friedrich Gustav von Eschscholtz (1793-1831), the ship’s surgeon and entomologist. The two cultivated a deep friendship, and together they explored the region while the ship’s restocking took place. While on their rambles, the goldenflowered California poppy caught their eye. In honor of his great friend, Chamisso named the bloom Eschscholzia californica. Eschscholtz didn’t seem to mind the fact that Chamisso dropped the letter “t” from the botanical name, for he returned the favor and named a variety of plants, including the genus Camissonia, after

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Spanish sailors in the 17th century are said to have looked for California poppies along the coast as landmarks along their trading routes. California designated the poppy its state flower in 1903.

Chamisso. (The ship’s captain, Otto von Kotzebue, liked Eschscholtz well enough to name an island in the Marshall Islands Eschscholtz Atoll. In 1946 it was renamed Bikini Atoll.) While ashore in California, Eschscholtz collected plant specimens and took copious notes describing the native California flora the two friends found. Eschscholtz’s botanical collections from his time in California were published in 1826 under the title “Descriptiones plantarum novae Californiae, adjectis florum exoticorum analysibus.” It was the first scientific description of California’s native flora and

the first reference to California in the title of a scientific paper. Ten years after Chamisso officially gave it a botanical name, the English plant collector David Douglas (of Douglas fir fame) gathered seeds of the California poppy in southern Oregon and sent them to the Royal Botanical Society in England. Thus the beautiful plant was introduced to Britain, where it became the darling of English gardens. In the 1850s, the California gold miners were enamored by both gold ore and the golden poppies, as they called the flowers. According to one tale, some of the California native people believed the yellow nuggets the miners sought so earnestly were petals of the golden poppies buried deep in the earth. In 1903 California designated the California poppy as its state flower, adding to the aura of the Golden State. Today, state and local municipalities include the seeds in erosion control mixtures and sow the plants along roadsides and in restoration

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projects. In these applications, the poppy’s value is golden. Long before the Europeans and Russians began exploring the coast of California and David Douglas sent California poppy seeds back to Britain, the local population prized these plants not just for their beauty, but also their medicinal and nutritive value and as a source of oil extracted from the seeds. California tribal people would dry the above-ground parts of the plant when in flower and grind them into a powder to relieve headaches and stomachaches, as well as for a sleep aid and to reduce anxiety. They also dealt with toothache by applying the mildly narcotic milky sap from unripe seed pods. Unlike its distant relative the opium poppy, California poppies do not depress the central nervous system and are non-addictive. California poppy tinctures are available today for the same purposes used in ancient times, as well as for incontinence. In addition, the leaves of the plant are

used externally in powder form for antimicrobial properties that are effective for the elimination of head lice.

Easy to Grow known by many names, including golden poppy, California sunlight, cup-of-gold, flame flower and thimble of gold, California poppies are a beautiful addition to gardens. A short-lived perennial in its native environs, in Virginia we can grow them as annuals. California poppies are plants of the sun that flourish in open, sunny spots. They also have the light-driven habit of opening their petals early in the morning and closing up as soon as the sun begins to lower or the day becomes overcast. Curiously, pollinating beetles often become trapped in the closed flower overnight. California poppy expert Curtis Clark postulates that the poppies may be an important beetle shelter. The plant’s long tap roots (an aid to drought-tolerance) do not like to be dis-

turbed, so you’ll have best success if you sow the seeds directly where you’d like them to grow. This fall just before the ground freezes, scatter the small, beadlike seeds. Like most wildflower seeds, they don’t want to be buried, but they do need seed-to-soil contact. Gently tamp down the area where you’ve strewn the seeds (use your hand or carefully walk over the area) and then water. They’ll germinate in 10 to 15 days and by the time the first frost occurs, the seedlings will be well enough established to survive the cold. By spring, the seemingly delicate flowers will have established long, robust tap roots full of food and water, all set for the spring flush of flower. Hybridizers have been at work on these plants that pack such a punch in the garden. For example, in addition to offering seeds of the original California poppy species, the seed company Eden Brothers sells a “Mixed Color” selection that blooms in hues of red, orange, yellow, white and pink. Other seed purveyors

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offer double varieties and ruffled petals that have names such as ‘Summer Sorbet’, ‘Copper Swirl’ and ‘Jelly Beans’. If you opt for the species, consider combining them with the blue flowering California native, arroyo lupine, which is available from Eden Brothers. The lupines are annuals that grow about 2 feet tall and produce upright spikes of deep blue and white blooms. Like California poppies, they are a prolific re-seeder. You’ll find this poppy-lupine combination growing wild on the inland hills of California where they cover vast open areas. If lupines aren’t to your taste, find other blue flowers to accent the golden poppies. California poppies are great in container gardens, mixed beds, rock gardens, as a front-of-the border display and in waterwise (xeric) landscapes. In full sun, they’ll give you a long-lasting show of golden cupped flowers. To extend the flowering, deadhead the faded blooms early in the season. Toward the end of the blooming period, leave some flowers to go to seed and self-sow to insure they return the following year. Enjoy your own gold rush at Smith Mountain Lake and grow a bit of California history. While it may be legend that the 17th-century Spaniards navigated the coast of California using the blooming poppy fields, modern Lakers who ply the shores of our waters can use your display of golden California poppies as a landmark along their journey.

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A DOZEN REASONS

The Borums loved their old home (above) built in 1982, but as their family expanded to 12, they decided to tear it down and start over.

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aspects.” hen word got out that Nancy After weighing their options, the couple eventuand Howard Borum were ally decided to tear down the entire structure and start planning a major reconstrucfrom scratch. “We love the lot and the view down the tion on the footprint of their Blackwater toward the mountain, so the location was existing home in Union Hall definitely worth keeping,” Howard added. two years ago, volunteers on They boated around the lake looking for general the home selection committee of Smith Mountain Lake contractor signs to see who was building houses nearby Charity Home Tour took notice. And this year the home and connected with Cabell Gardner, owner of Gardner is one of eight that will be open to visitors during the Construction Company, who signed on to build the tour scheduled for Oct. 11 through 13. couple’s new contemporary farmhouse. “We loved our former lake house [built When it was time to decide what to in 1982] for the past 20 years,” Nancy said. ORIGINAL HOUSE: 1982 build, Nancy had an advantage — she owns “So many memories! Our three children TORN DOWN: NOV. 2017 ID Collaborative, a North Carolina-based grew up here, learned to ski here; we had NEW HOUSE: MAY 2019 commercial interior design firm that works our daughter’s entire volleyball team of 20 on large-scale projects, such as hotels, hoshere on several weekends.” pitals and country clubs (she’s an affiliate member of However, the family of five grew to a family of eight the American Institute of Architecture, too). that included the Borum kids and their spouses. After She also enlisted some extra help with the project. four grandchildren were added to the mix, the family of “I worked closely with a friend, an architect that I often 12 found themselves in cramped quarters. joint-venture with — Wayne Smith of Smith Architec“We looked at buying other lake houses,” Nancy ture in Greensboro,” she added. recalled. “We considered an addition, but since the The former house was torn down in November 2017, bedroom wings had 7-foot ceilings, paper thin walls and construction started two months later. Although and only two bathrooms, we wanted to change those

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the move-in date was last September, work on the decks and landscaping and hardscaping continued until this past May. The home’s main level layout is similar to the old one with a kitchen and a dining and living area in the center, flanked by two master bedroom suites that face the lake. The open living area with grayish-white walls sports a beautiful cathedral ceiling. While the furniture is mainly gray, there are splashes of deep blue, resulting in a stylish look. At the front of the home, with views of a sweeping driveway and magnificent old zelkova tree, are a baby room/office and an additional guest bedroom with a full bath nearby. The lower level has two additional bedrooms — one for grandchildren and one for their parents — with a shared bathroom featuring a shower large enough for washing all the kids and Charlie, the family’s pet labradoodle. There’s also a kitchenette, a den area for relaxing and a powder room, the closest bathroom to the lake. “We always loved eating outside, so in the new house we’ve improved our deck area to have it covered and to have a separate dining porch,” Nancy said. Under the soaring central cathedral roof is a sushi

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THEY WENT CRUISING FOR A CONTRACTOR

It’s the kind of story that could only happen here: When Howard and Nancy Borum were looking for a general contractor, they boated around the lake, looking at signs and getting a feel for what was being built. That led them to Gardner Construction Company. Nancy also owns ID Collaborative, a North Carolina-based commercial interior design firm. Above: The Borum’s kitchen, which anchors one end of the main floor.


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The deck off the main floor offers expansive views of the lake. LEFT

The front of the Borums’ home. LAKESIDE STUDIO

(Below) Between the home and the shoreline is Nancy’s art studio, complete with front porch and swing.

table with benches that pull out — “perfect for grandchildren,” Nancy said. The adjacent dining deck, also covered, is highlighted by a hefty concrete table. The new deck is surfaced with easy-care Azek decking to eliminate the need for painting or sealing. Terraces, rock walls and stone steps were added to the home’s lake elevation that includes hardscaping to complement the posts and beams supporting the decks and the towering roof lines. Between the shoreline and the home is an art studio, complete with a front porch and swing. “Someone called it a ‘she shed,’ but it is where I can do my artwork,” Nancy said. She works mostly in a cold wax medium, which mixes oil-based paint and wax to produce a layered effect, a contemporary art technique that she learned at an art school in North Carolina.

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Penhook 19TH-CENTURY CENTER OF COMMERCE


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Penhook was a stop on the Franklin & Pittsylvania Railroad, which ran from 1880 until 1932 between Rocky Mount to what is now Gretna in Pittsylvania County. The name comes from the region’s ties to the tobacco trade. Tobacco buyers were known as “pinhookers,” but thanks to an error by the area’s first postmaster, the Post Office christened the area “Penhook.”

Story by ANNE REYNOLDS

Photos courtesy of FRANKLIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY


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The name Penhook relates to the community’s ties to the tobacco trade and may be influenced by a spelling error. The community featured a large holding pen for tobacco. Farmers would roll their crops to the pen in barrels and tobacco buyers, known as “pinhookers,” would select the tobacco to purchase. When a farmer did not receive the price he had expected for his crop, he would say he had been “hooked.” Murphy, the community’s first postmaster, was charged with sending the community’s name to the Post Office Department, but legend has it that he neglected to dot the “I” in “Pinhook,” and the name “Penhook” was born. Of course, farming was a major part of the economy in Penhook, and in the 1940s, the shortage of men available to work on the farms led to a surprising solution. Moneta resident Charles Walker spoke about the farm that belonged to his wife, Lib’s, family. “During World War II, Lib was just a wee little thing, and they had German prisoners of war working in the fields, tobacco and corn, and Lib would take buckets of water out to them,” Walker said. “The trucks took them down to their barracks in Sandy Level in Pittsylvania County, down the road. The barracks had been CCC camps in the ’30s, so that became a prisoner of war camp.” Indeed, according to a 2008 Roanoke

GERMAN P.O.W.S WORKED IN PENHOOK

Around 17,000 German prisoners of war were held in Virginia during WWII, in barracks such as this one in Sandy Level. The enemy prisoners were driven to farms and factories in the area, providing needed labor during the war.

Times/Laker Weekly article, German marinen (sailors) who were housed in the former Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Sandy Level helped cut timber for lumber and pulp wood, worked in a cannery or labored on farms. The arrangement seems to have been beneficial to all involved. “It is apparent that Virginians got along very well with the enemy in their midst during World War II,” the article said. “There were few protests against coddling of POWs as were voiced in other parts of America. These visitors seemed to be relatively happy, undoubtedly relieved to be far from gunfire and battlefield conditions … But perhaps most important of all, those who remained within the Commonwealth for a year or two filled a very real need: they provided invaluable labor and their help certainly was appreciated by hundreds of farmers and scores of industrialists hard pressed by wartime

conditions.” By 1945, there were around 17,000 Germans living in 27 camps scattered throughout Virginia. Camp Pickett at Blackstone was responsible for branch camps at Catawba, Cumberland, Danville, Green Bay, Radford, Salem and Sandy Level, all of which (except Danville) utilized former CCC camps for housing. Almost all of the prisoners returned to Germany at the close of the war. Lib Walker’s family played a role in the more modern history of the region as well. “William Emmett Jefferson, Lib’s father, was the one most instrumental in getting AEP and the state to construct the first park and public boat ramp on Smith Mountain Lake in Penhook,” Charles Walker said. “It was constructed in 1968 and dedicated in 1972 with Jefferson family members in attendance. Two of Mr. Jefferson’s granddaughters, Kathryn Jefferson and Juli Jefferson, did the honors at the unveiling of the memorial and plaque. These same two ladies re-created the dedication 44 years later, as the lake celebrated its 50th year.” Penhook is now known for its beautiful shorelines and lovely homes. It may be that an introduction to the community’s history and the variety of people who contributed to that history make it an even richer place to live.

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Country stores, such as Blair’s Grocery, are a common sight in the Penhook and Union Hall communities. ABOVE RIGHT

Kathryn Jefferson and Juli Jefferson unveil a memorial and plaque of the first park and public boat ramp in Penhook in 1972. Their grandfather, William Emmett Jefferson, was instrumental in getting AEP and the state to construct both. ABOVE LEFT

The Novelty depot was one of the stops on the Franklin & Pittsylvania Railroad.

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One of the lake’s newer residents “We knew the hull held water,” Mike said. “There was 3 feet of is about to become a common sight plying the waters of Smith it inside, completely covering her rusted diesel engine.” Mountain Lake. Her name is Tugly, a combination of “tugboat” Having previously restored a Cal 33 sailboat, the couple knew and “ugly,” but she’s definitely neither of those. Instead, she’s a the challenges they faced. Mike, a capable do-it-yourselfer with an high-prow 26-foot cruiser with a bright red hull and white topelectrical engineering degree, was full time managing the systems sides. She’s been transformed from severe rot, rust and decay by architecture department for a Tampa defense contractor. Mike and Chetta Worley, formerly of Safety Harbor, Florida, who Chetta, who served as the extra hands on the project, handled now live full time at the lake. all the housekeeping and home maintenance Mike’s familiarity with the lake goes back to his chores, allowing Mike to work most nights and childhood when his aunt and uncle lived in MoneRUN AGROUND weekends restoring the boat. ta. “I remember being out on the lake with them The Worleys found Mike tracked down old drawings and brochures even before it was at full pond,” he said. “Other Tugly in a salvage yard to guide his reconstruction — cabin doors and the cousins have been moving back here to retire, and in Florida. The boat, mock smokestack atop the cabin were totally missmy sister has some lake property as well. It’s the then named Cecilia, had 3 feet of water inside, ing, for example. However, he opted to completely natural place for us to settle.” completely covering her reconfigure the interior to open up sight lines and The lake’s change of seasons also fits the courusted out engine. make the vessel more functional. “The design part ple’s dream of living in a climate where a closedis among the work I like the best,” he said. “That cabin boat like Tugly is perfect even in winter and the woodworking.” months. “When we can be out enjoying a steaming cup of coffee And there was plenty of woodworking. Literally every bit of and the serenity of a seemingly private waterway,” Chetta said. lumber had to be replaced. “Stringers, bulkheads, flooring, cabiA salvage yard in Tarpon Springs had posted a trawler-style netry,” Mike recalled. vessel made by Outer Reef Marine of Bradenton. It was hull No. 11 It took 25 sheets of plywood to recreate an interior, along with of 35 that were built. They found the boat looking sad and dowdy plenty of teak trim. Fiberglass work to strengthen the hull and in a sea of back-lot weeds — sitting atop foam blocks and littered repair gaps in the topsides also was required. “Anyone who says with discarded fishing gear. The couple paid $2,000 for the vessel fiberglass layup isn’t nasty work hasn’t done it,” he added. that was then named Cecilia.

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Mike’s electrical background was handy for designing and installing the boat’s heating, lighting, stove, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, TV, generator, appliances, pumps, ventilators, navigation gear, back-up camera, engine and bow-thruster. He wired most all the storage and service areas to light automatically when opened. He installed the galley sink, head and shower and reduced the boat’s offshore-running fuel capacity to make room for more TOTAL TEARDOWN fresh water, hot water heater and Every bit of Cecilia’s waste collection. lumber had to be Chetta purchased an indusreplaced, in addition to trial sewing machine to make the extensive fiberglass and electrical work. Mike upholstery for Tugly’s V-berths, Worley reckons it took salon settee, drapes, headliners 3,000 hours to complete. and assorted trim panels. “We learned long ago that investing in the tools needed to do the work ourselves saves money in the long run,” Mike said. Mike kept receipts for materials, fittings and components that totaled $40,000 and has logged 3,000 hours of direct labor. A marine survey of the restored vessel pegs its replacement value at $175,000 — proof of the value added by hard work and prudent shopping. Tugly’s market value, based on comparisons with similar-vintage trawlers made by Nordic, Ranger and American Tugs, is around $120,000.

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While marine surveys typically are devoid of compliments, Tugly’s inspection documents convey the excellence of the couple’s restoration work. “It is unusual to find the creativity shown in the redesign of the interior,” the survey stated. “The level of skill and craftsmanship in so many areas, and the devotion to see it through to completion in one man, with the help from his wife, are impressive. From TOTAL TEARDOWN the technical drawings, fiberglass Chetta Worley says repairs and paint work on the Tugly’s new amenities, like this galley, allow them hull and deck through to the carto boat all year. pentry (both frame and trim) the mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations, the vessel is well done.” Before being trucked here in April 2018, Tugly spent four years landlocked in front of the couple’s Florida home. “But when it came time for Mike to retire and the house to be listed, a big boat in the driveway and a garage loaded with tools and other restoration remnants wasn’t in the staging plan,” Chetta said. Fortunately, they had a dock on a lot they purchased in 2011 at Smith Mountain Lake. The couple designed and built it mostly themselves for Tugly. The Worleys are looking forward to exploring the lake in their unique vessel, and others will have a chance to see Tugly at this year’s Antique and Classic Boat Show at Mariners Landing in Huddleston on Sept. 14.

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STEERS SURVEY THE SECENE

Steers used in roping competitions wear protective wraps over their horns. Matt Wilson (background, bottom right) and Coleman Simmons compete as a team at Double D Arena in June.


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On a June afternoon in Wirtz, the thrill of the chase reigns supreme Story by JERRY HALE

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ith a gentle nudge of her spurs, a cowgirl coaxes her mount into position. The horse backs up a few short steps until his rear haunches press against the heavy steel corner railing that defines the back of the starting box. For a few seconds, he fidgets just inches shy of a glowing electronic eye beam which, if violated before a steer has been released from its confining chute, will cost this team an automatic 5-second penalty.

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The horse then settles, ears perked alertly and eyes toward the still-confined steer, which has been prepped with horn wraps as protection from the cinching lasso loop that will interrupt its all-out sprint down and across the arena. With her horse ready, reins held loosely in her left hand and open lasso loop high in her right, the header gives the official a subtle nod. The clunk of the chute’s gate opening is instantly followed by an explosion of pent-up power as the horse bolts into pursuit 2 yards behind the sprinting steer. As she twirls the lasso loop, the cowgirl, also called a header, releases it to settle over the steer’s protected horns. On the opposite side of the steer chute, another horse and rider — known as the heeler — have cata-

pulted into the chase, just behind the header. The heeler throws his loop around the steer’s rear hooves. In a well-practiced bit of horse and rider ballet, he stops and pulls the rope taut as his header teammate tightens her rope so the steer is splayed onto the soft dirt floor of the arena. If they are successful, an official flagger signals to stop the clock. This team is just one of hundreds that competed in June at Double D Arena in Wirtz during a team roping competition. Dale and Debbie Simmons, along with their grown children, Coleman, Chad and Shelly, hosted ropers from 10 states, including Pennsylvania, Alabama and Texas. The event is one of 25 World Series Team Roping and

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Serving as the heeler, Josh Little (left) of Mebane, N.C., prepares to lasso a steer after header Coleman Simmons cinches the steer by the horns.

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U.S. Team Roping competitions sponsored annually by Jx2 NTRL Productions whose owner, John Johnson, 53, travels from Piney Flats, Tennessee, (near Bristol) to each event with a team of helpers. They use laptops loaded with up-tothe-minute stats on each roper’s success percentages, average times for steer takedowns, number of wins/placings and annual prize winnings — all rolled into a handicap rating that indicates roping prowess. “Handicapping saved the sport,” Johnson said. “Because of it, ropers compete against people of similar abilities and feel they have a fair chance of earning prize money any given weekend.” Cash purses and other prizes are much of what bring the ropers to each event, Johnson explained. Owning horses, transporting several to a competition and spending weekends on the road is costly. But the prizes can be significant. Simmons and younger son Chad, 30, split $5,750 for fastest time in one event. Chad and another partner split a $3,000 second place award in that same division. Prizes can also include saddles, silver belt buckles, knives and even pickup trucks. Chad, in fact, pulled a new horse trailer home from Piney Flats last year. “The Simmons guys rope really well, ride good horses and win enough to be respected throughout the circuit,” Johnson stated. “They’ve won in Las Vegas at an annual December competition held in conjunction with the National Rodeo Finals; they’ve won in Jacksonville and in Oklahoma City where the purses can total $4 million over a week’s worth of roping events.” The Double D Arena, which is located on Brooks Mill Road, is one of the finest private roping facilities Johnson visits, he said. The Simmons family owns and operates an excavating business — “to pay the horse bills,” Dale joked — but raising and competing with quarter horses is their passion. Dale, who was raised near what is now Westlake Corner, moved to the 200-acre property in 1980 and began competing in roping events in 1995. Two years ago, he built the 140-foot by 270-foot arena pole barn to complement the property’s other

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Gatlin Culipp practices his lasso technique.

structures, including a barn sufficient for raising 90 cattle, stalls for horses and covered shelters for the 40 to 50 excavating machines his company owns. The roping ring in the state-of-the-art arena measures 100 feet by 220 feet. At one end is a two-story enclosure containing a tack room and a second-floor observation area with large windows and a desk for an announcer and scorekeeper. Competition lighting, a high-end public address system, restrooms and a kitchen, where Dale’s family helps keep roping teams fed, round out the basic amenities. There is also a 4-acre parking lot that can accommodate up to 100 trucks and

trailers, complete with electric and water hook-ups for those who need them. The team of Clint Copenhaver and Troy Ryles brought their rig from Macon, Georgia — their third competition weekend in a row. “It sort of gets in your blood,” Clint said, “and the people are nice to be around. Horse people are great people.” Dale Simmons agreed. “Hosting these events takes a lot of preparation and some clean-up afterwards,” he said. “But we enjoy having the team ropers come here to compete. And local residents are more than welcome to stop by and catch the action.”


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PLAN YOUR MONTH Find more events in Laker Weekly and online at smithmountainlake.com

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Chaos Mountain Brewing. 3- and 5-mile options available. Free. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook

CARILION CLINIC HEALTHY WALKS AND TALKS Leaders

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fruit canning for beginners Learn how to safely

lee roy parnell with rev. billy c. wirtz Live music at

preserve fresh fruit and vegetables to enjoy throughout the year. Hands-on workshops will teach water bath canning. All supplies and materials provided for free. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 540-483-3098, option 0. Franklin County Public Library’s Main Branch

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $37 general admission, $49 gold section

free blood pressure screening At Stepping Stone

Mission, Rocky Mount, provided by Carilion Clinic. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

bringing ted talks to you A screening of the most popular TED talks of 2018 and 2019. For ages 18 and older. Noon. Free. Franklin County Public Library’s Westlake Branch

fuzzy logic Live music at Hot

Shots Bar & Grille. 7 to 10 p.m.

ryan perry band Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

opening reception In honor of FLASHPOINTS, new exhibits at Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. Refreshments served. Free. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

walton mountain museum trip Relive The Waltons

television show and learn about the creation and inspiration of the show. Lunch will be at The Briar Patch Restaurant in Amherst. Price includes museum admission and transportation (not lunch). $20.

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from Carilion Clinic and the Cooperative Extension office will lead various walks and engaging talks at Booker T. Washington National Monument. The 1.5-mile walk is rated easy to moderate. Appropriate clothing and footwear are required. Sunscreen, hats and bottled water are recommended. Free. 9:45 to 11 a.m.

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Performance Center. Limited seating. 8 p.m. $38 general admission, $42 day of show

sMLA annual meeting The

Smith Mountain Lake Association’s annual town hall-style meeting will be at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn more about the history of the Water Safety Council, legislative successes and challenges, 2018 incident report, wakes and what’s happening around Virginia. Free

For ages 60 and older. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration at the Essig Center, Rocky Mount

guster with mikaela davis Live music at Harvester

MORE THAN PINK PARTY & auction An evening to benefit

the Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Limited to 200

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guests. $75 per person. Featuring food, live music, live and silent auctions and a raffle that will culminate with a golf ball drop on hole 18 at The Waterfront Country Club. 6 to 10 p.m. Information at facebook.com/morethanpinksml

tab benoit Live music at

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $36 general admission, $50 gold section

jodie davis Live music at Waller’s. 2 to 6 p.m.

adam rutledge Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

summer sunset saturday AUG. 3 & 10 At Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery. Includes music, conversation and dancing fireflies. 7 to 10 p.m. 540-296-1393, smlwine.com

bedford christmas station sale All proceeds are used to purchase new clothing, toys and gifts for those in need. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 510 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford

Aug. 4) As part of its 175th anniversary celebration of being in Bedford, Bedford Presbyterian Church will host this play that will depict significant church events from the past. 7 p.m. www. bedfordpresbyva.org/175thcelebration.html

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historical drama: “A heart for god in the heart of bedford” (Through

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more than pink golf tournament Play a round

basic stitches and a basic bind off. For ages 15 and older. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $20. Essig Center. Registration deadline is one week before class

music at Waller’s. 2 to 6 p.m.

steve guidus duo Live music

at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m.

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national night out At Westlake Towne Center with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and area first responders. Activities also include a bounce house, face painting, martial arts demonstrations and food. Free. 6 p.m.

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of golf at The Waterfront Country Club to benefit Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Entry fee includes continental breakfast, entertainment, tee favors, a chance to win prizes and lunch. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information at morethanpinksml.com

david owens & co. Live

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The club is dedicated to improving the photography skills of its members and is open to any skill level. 7 to 9 p.m. Moneta/ SML Library. Free

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $38.60 general admission, $51.50 gold section, $137 VIP experience (gold section ticket included in the first five rows)

paddling. Learn basic canoe skills. All equipment is provided. Bring a snack. $15. 2 to 4 p.m. Jamison Mill Park. Register at www. playfranklincounty.com

Monthly book club, for ages 50 and older, that reads fiction and nonfiction, from classic to contemporary. Books are provided free. 10 to 11 a.m. Franklin County Public Library’s Main Branch. 540483-3098, option 0

preserve fresh fruit and vegetables to enjoy throughout the year. Hands-on workshops will teach water bath canning. All supplies and materials provided for free. Space is limited. Registration is required by calling 540-483-3098, option 2. Franklin County Public Library’s Westlake Branch

sml photo club meeting

the gin blossoms “new miserable experience live” tour Live music at

canoeing at philpott lake Get more acquainted with

scholars book club

fruit canning for beginners Learn how to safely

an evening with dawes “passwords tour” Live

music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $42 general admission, $57 gold section

shine runners pub run

At Hammer & Forge Brewing in Boones Mill. 3-mile trail run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook

well said: health education program presentation Join Betty

Robertson, Carilion Clinic’s community health educator, and STEP Inc. senior group for this presentation of “Sitting Disease.” Learn what it is, how it affects individuals and ways to increase activity to improve overall health.

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Free. Registration not required. Essig Center, Rocky Mount. 11 a.m. to noon

rain barrel workshop

Make your own rain barrel. Approximately 53 gallons measuring 42 inches in height and 24 inches in diameter. $50. Essig Center. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Registration deadline is one week before class

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Explore shops, restaurants and art venues in Centertown. 5:30 to 8 p.m. facebook.com/2ndfriday

franklin county fridays

string of pearls

Held the second Friday of each month at the Early Inn. This month features music by Mad Iguanas. $5 per person (kids 10 and younger admitted free). 540524-2525, tickets.earlyinn.com

AUG. 10 Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $27

ballroom dancing Each

eighty proof Live music at Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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sedaliafest Annual fundraiser for the Sedalia Center, Big Island. 6 to 9 p.m. 434-299-5080, sedaliacenter.org

keith mcfaden Live music at

Waller’s. 2 to 6 p.m.

annual world hunger auction 36th annual event

featuring artwork, sculptures, quilts, antique and handmade furniture, baked goods and more. Antioch Church of the

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stephen kellogg with tyrone wells Live music at

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $27 general admission, $37 gold section

tuesday evening social sup Join Mountain 2 Island

steve guidus Live music at Waller’s. 2 to 6 p.m.

for summer social stand-up paddleboarding. All equipment provided. Ages 14 and older. $20. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration deadline is three days before event at 540-230-2023 or michael@mountain2island.com

Mango’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m.

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john anderson of yes Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $81 general admission, $101 gold section, $127 meet and greet (does not include ticket) brown bag bingo Bring

a bagged lunch and drink and enjoy a fun-filled game of bingo the second Tuesday of each month. Prizes awarded for each game. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Essig Center. Free

double knit loom class

Double knitting creates a finished front, as well as back, and is easy to learn. For ages 15 and older. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Essig Center. $25. Registration deadline is one week before class

artspiration senior studio Self-guided art studio

time for seniors. Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. 10 a.m. to noon. $5 (free for members)

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jerry wimmer Live music at

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mended fences Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

An introduction to stand-up paddleboarding. For ages 14 and older. $10. SML Community Park. 6 to 6:30 p.m. Registration deadline is three days before event at 540-230-2023 or michael@mountain2island.com

tate tuck trio Live music at

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10 out of spite Live music at Mango’s

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month is a ballroom dance lesson with dress theme. Lessons start with the basics for beginners and end with a few challenging steps for the seasoned dancers. 7 to 10:30 p.m. New London Ruritan, 12311 East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike, Forest. $12 per person. 540-586-7675, forestvanewlondonruritan.org

intro to sup mini classes

Brethren, Rocky Mount. Funds raised benefit area hunger projects. 9:30 a.m. 540-483-2087, worldhungerauction.org

Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7 to 10 p.m.

Brooks Mill Winery, Wirtz. 3-mile trail run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook

open mic! In the Braaten Gallery of the Bower Center, 309 N. Bridge St., Bedford. 7 to 9 p.m. 540-586-4235, bowercenter. org

Photo courtesy of harvester performance center


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hoppie vaughan and the ministers of soul Live

Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

warren street festival

Two-day festival at Rocky Mount Farmers’ Market featuring music, food, vendors and a parade. Starts at 5 p.m. Aug. 16 and again at 10 a.m. Aug. 17. 540-483-8254

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the chilly brothers Live music at Waller’s. 2 to 6 p.m.

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pizazz Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

encaustic art family day

Kids create an encaustic painting. Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

diamond dig Haywood’s Jewelers Westlake Towne Center. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 18

tommy cox Live music at

Waller’s.

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dave porter Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m.

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lunch bunch Join others to

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CARILION CLINIC HEALTHY WALKS AND TALKS Leaders

from Carilion Clinic and the Cooperative Extension office will lead various walks and engaging talks at Booker T. Washington National Monument. The 1.5-mile walk is rated easy to moderate. Appropriate clothing and footwear are required. Sunscreen, hats and bottled water are recommended. Free. 9:45 to 11 a.m.

sally mann’s photographs Amanda Dalla

Villa Adams will provide an overview of Sally Mann’s career by focusing on her photographic processes, influences and transitions while highlighting her major works. Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. Reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m.

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five dollar shake Live music at Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7 to 10 p.m. blackwater band Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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paddle sports poker run

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the dundies Live music at

Ministries, provided by Carilion Clinic. 9 to 11 a.m.

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music at Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7 to 10 p.m.

free blood pressure screening At Lake Christian

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clay walker Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $101 general admission, $122 gold section

cliff beach Live music at

Bring your stand-up paddleboard, canoe, kayak or pedal boat and play a game on the water. 10 a.m. Crazy Horse Marina. 540-7190620, crazyhorse-marina.com Waller’s. 2 to 6 p.m.

seven mile ford Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

music in the park SML State Park beach pavilion. Music by Two Young, Two Old. The Old Dominion Cloggers also will entertain. 8 to 10 p.m. $7 per person (children 12 and younger admitted free). Food available for purchase. Bring a chair. www. smlspfriends.com

sunset cruise AUG. 28 Ride with a ranger to explore the shores of SML State Park while looking for wildlife. Life jackets will be provided. Free. Registration required. SML State Park Visitor Center. 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. 540-297-6066, smlake@dcr.virginia.gov

visit The Hub for food, fun and fellowship. Group meets at 11:30 a.m. 540-483-9238

learn to loom knit class 2 A comprehensive overview of

loom knitting. Covers four cast ons, four cast offs and more. For ages 15 and older. 5:30 to 8 p.m. $25. Essig Center. Registration deadline is one week before class

wildlife wednesday cruise Take a cruise aboard

WED.

the Virginia Dare and learn from a SML State Park interpreter about the wildlife that call the lake home. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 540-2977100, vadarecruises.com

Photo courtesy of friends of sml state park

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fuzzy logic AUG. 31 Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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free music concert series At Peaks of Otter’s

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Abbott Lake, featuring music by the Gate 10 Band. 2 to 4 p.m.

tate tuck & co. Live music at Waller’s. 2 to 6 p.m. jim canody Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m.

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Family YMCA, provided by Carilion Clinic. 9 to 10 a.m.

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artspiration senior studio Self-guided art studio

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tumbler style compost workshop Construct your own tumbler-style composter using a 53- to 55-gallon food grade barrel. $90. Essig Center, Rocky Mount. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration deadline is one week before class

jerry wimmer Live music at

WED.

Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7 to 10 p.m.

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Shots Bar & Grille. 7 to 10 p.m.

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the worx Live music at Hot

highway south Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. 31 S AT U R D AY

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time for seniors. Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. 10 a.m. to noon. $5 (free for members)

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free blood pressure screening At Franklin County

Fall sunset saturday At

Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery. Includes music, conversation and dancing fireflies. 7 to 10 p.m. 540-296-1393, smlwine.com

the surferic dudes Live music at Waller’s. 2 to 6 p.m.

Photo courtesy of fuzzy logic


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Out About S M I T H M O U N TA I N L A K E R

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Catching Up With Lakers At Local Events

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Juneteenth

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Booker T. Washington National Monument celebrated Juneteenth that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery. The June 15 celebration included gospel music, activities for children and living history demonstrations. 1. Debbie Lynn of Penhook and Lin Baker of Roanoke 2. Jane Emerick-Brothers (from left), Ginger Brothers and Norman Brothers of Huddleston

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3. Ronald Murphy (left) and Carl Anderson of Moneta 4. E.C. Hairston (from left) of Martinsville, Doc Brown of Danville and James Hairston of Danville

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Want to be caught Out & About? Check out our August calendar starting on Page 58 and be sure to visit smithmountainlake.com — we just might see you at the next Smith Mountain Lake event!

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The annual FireWORX Fest on June 29 was the first of several days of festivities in celebration of Independence Day. Held at Downtown Moneta, the event included food, crafts, activities for kids, music by The WORX and fireworks after dark. Proceeds from the event supported the Moneta Volunteer Fire Department. 1. Steve Argabright (left) of Moneta and Mike Hultay from Moneta 2. Larry and Robin Weaver of Richmond

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Absolute Collision of SML

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Budget Blinds

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

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Haywood’s Jewelers

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Johnson, Phyllis and Johnson, Casey RE/MAX Lakefront Realty, Inc.

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Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery

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Lake Retreat Properties

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Interiors by Kris

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J.M. Blair Co.

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LinDor Arts

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Marshall Stone

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McDaniel Service Inc.

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

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National Pools

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Nationwide Insurance, Ryan Harris

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Montgomery, Dana Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

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Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour

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Turner, Jada Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

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Smith Mountain Lake Dental Practice

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Southern Heritage Homes

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Lake Homes | Lake & Garden Laker Profile | Entertainment Crossword | Social Seen Calendar | Map ... and more!

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UBS: “Well dang, doesn’t look like the weather is going to hold today.” ME: “I told you so — Weather Channel predicted

rain all day.” “Well, they don’t always get it right.” “So, fishing and taking the boat out are off the table. What else can we do today?” “I’ve got some recorded fishing shows I’d like to catch up on.” “Aw, come on … sitting around all day watching other people fish is a little depressing.” “There’s the NASCAR race on at 2 p.m.” “Hard no.” “Well, what do YOU want to do? And please don’t say anything HGTV. We’ve watched so many Fixer Upper reruns that I can quote Chip Gaines verbatim.” “I don’t know ... hey, ya wanna do a puzzle?” Crickets. “Ah, come on, it’ll be fun!” Crickets. Have you ever wondered about the history of the jigsaw puzzle? Surprisingly, jigsaw puzzles have only been around about as long as the United States. According to research, a London engraver and mapmaker, John Spilsbury, created the first puzzle back in 1760. This creative innovator mounted a map onto a piece of wood and then cut around the countries using a “fine-bladed marquetry saw.” The result was the first puzzle used to teach geography to British children. Adults eventually also became enamored with jigsaw puzzles as a form of entertainment. In particular, during the Great Depression puzzles created and marketed for adults became extremely popular, with sales in early 1933 reaching a whopping 10 million per week, based on an article by Anne D. Williams titled “Jigsaw Puzzles - A Brief History.” Most modern day puzzles are now mass produced on paperboard, and new technologies allow for laser cutting of puzzle images and pieces. However, the moniker “jigsaw” remains. HUBS: “OK, so, we start with all the straight edges, right?”

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The Puzzle That Persists

Just as puzzles continue to fascinate us, one rainy-day lark lingers on.

ME: “Oh, I always start by grouping like type colors. But we can do straight edges first.” “Hey, look, I think I found an eye.” “The eye of what? This is a sailboats puzzle.” “Ha! Maybe it’s a sea monster eye!” “Yes dear.” Three hours later the four sides of the puzzle frame are completed, and we leave the remaining pieces strewn across the dining table. Over the next month, as friends and family pass through the lake house, I notice that several of our guests are drawn to the array of scattered colorful shapes on the table top. Many pause, peer across the pieces and take their turn con-

tributing to the sailboat images coming into focus. Some linger for hours, content to quietly focus their energies on where the next piece perfectly interlocks into place. Though National Puzzle Month is celebrated each January, the hazy lazy days of August seem the opportune time to sit, relax and enjoy the blood pressure soothing contentment of puzzle making. Drop on by, and you can help me and the Hubs finish our current puzzle-in-development. Kimberly Dalferes is the author of I Was In Love With a Short Man Once and Magic Fishing Panties. Her humor blog, “The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats,” is online at kimdalferes.com.

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