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New Normal of the Pandemic

SML Health & Wellness Guide

18 | Hardy succulent plants in eye-catching containers can brighten up the winter months. By Catriona Tudor Erler

44 | COVID-19 has changed life at Smith Mountain Lake, but not always in ways you might expect. By Jerry Hale

48 | Our annual roundup of everything health at the lake, from doctors to fitness centers. Compiled by Laker Staff

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Editor’s Note H appy New Year, and let’s usher 2020 out the door quickly! Suffice it to say that last year was less than ideal for many of us, but here we are, ready to start fresh. Last year, we revamped the way we conducted our polling for the Best of SML Awards. We first started with a nomination period, followed by a time to vote for your favorites. Starting on page 34, check out the winners in more than 60 categories. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for their favorites! Since this is also our wedding issue, you’ll find an update on how two area venues have managed to navigate the past year, as well as our annual wedding and lodging guides. Be sure to check out our gardening columnist’s in-depth look at growing succulents — they’re not as difficult to grow as you might think! Finally, we recap how a few resilient lakers have managed to keep themselves amused and safe over the past year during the pandemic.

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After a Tough Year, We’re Celebrating Your Favorite Restaurants, Events and Businesses at Smith Mountain Lake

ANNUAL SML

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our contributors Let’s toast to a new year, a clean slate and the winners of the 20th annual Best of Smith Mountain Lake awards! Thanks to everyone who voted for their favorites in more than 60 categories. The list of winners starts on page 34.

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YOUR SML MARKET ADVISOR THIRD QUARTER 202 2020 MARKET SNAPSHOT WATERFRONT SALES

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Succulents MADE SIMPLE Hardy succulents grown in eye-catching containers can brighten up the winter months indoors or out story and photography by CATRIONA TUDOR ERLER

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Hen and chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) makes for a visually interesting accent piece growing in a giant clam shell.

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Succulents MADE SIMPLE Hardy succulents grown in eye-catching containers can brighten up the winter months indoors or out story and photography by CATRIONA TUDOR ERLER

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UCCULENTS ARE PLANTS THAT drink responsibly.” So says Debra Baldwin, who has been in the vanguard of popularizing succulents in this country. They are the camels of the plant world, storing water in their fleshy leaves, and living off that moisture through rainless months of dry heat in their native habitats. These qualities make them ideal for growing in containers. Even if you forget to water for a very long time, the odds are good that you can return a dormant, dead-looking plant to active growth. Happily, there are a few wonderful succulents that are hardy in our climate, and if you yearn to grow one that’s not, you can bring the container indoors for winter. The plants will love the warm, dry atmosphere your house provides in winter.

Types of Containers Mostsucculentsareshallowrooted,soyoucangrow them in containers with surprisingly little depth. As for aesthetics, you might opt for a glazed

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orange pot to contrast with the silvery blue colors of many sempervivum and echeveria rosettes. Add the chartreuse, cascading Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ to a cobalt blue pot. A golden-flecked glaze will highlight the golden spines of a cholla cactus. Look for pots with texture to echo that of the succulent or cactus growing inside. If you plan to keep your container outdoors all winter, choose one that can withstand the freezing and thawing cycles. Glazed pots or high-fire stoneware pots fired to between 2,190 degrees and 2,350 degrees are your best options because they’re better sealed from water absorption. A pot that’s wider at the top than the bottom also is less likely to break during freeze-thaw cycles because the soil can expand upward as it freezes. Hypertufa troughs made of a concrete mixture are a great choice for cold-hardy containers.You’ll find instructions for making your own online, or turn to the book “Creating and Planting Garden Troughs” by Joyce Fingerut and Rex Murfitt, which won the American Horticulture Society Book of the Year award.

Echeveria such as the one shown here have belllike flowers. Sempervivum blossoms look more like stars. Another distinguishing feature between these two similar plants is that Sempervivum typically has slightly serrated leaves, while Echeveria are smooth.


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Feel free to think outside the standard container. How about planting in an old leather boot or a worn out pair of high heeled shoes? An old toy car with chipped paint or rust spots has a certain je ne sais quoi. Large shells are excellent as containers. Try a large conch, giant clam or scallop shell. Give an old leaky wheelbarrow or watering can a new life as a planter. Recycle the rusted wheel hub of an old car or a birdbath that is past its prime. A recent trend is to plant succulents in frames and display them hanging on a wall or propped up against a support. See sidebar for instructions on how to create this fun look. Start looking around with a fresh eye; you’ll begin to see all sorts of items you never before thought of as planters.

Think outside the standard container. How about planting in an old leather boot or a worn out pair of high heeled shoes? Large shells are excellent as containers. Try a large conch, giant clam or scallop shell. Give an old leaky wheelbarrow or watering can a new life as a planter. Planting Mix Contrary to the common wisdom of never using garden soil in a pot, succulents benefit from a mix of two-thirds good garden loam, which can be either clay- or sand-based. Mix that with a potting mix designed for cacti and succulents. Avoid mixes that contain perlite. When the mix is watered, the lightweight pellets will to float to the soil surface, creating an undesirable blush of white. Typically novice gardeners are advised to fill a garden container to within an inch of the top so there is room to water. Not so for succulents. The soil should come right up to rim. Otherwise, the leaves inside the pot will rot from the water, and the plant is likely to die.

Designing with Succulents Writing in her book, “Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate,” Gwen Moore Kelaidis encourages readers to, “Think of a pot as a small garden in a frame.You can create a miniature landscape by adding a rock or two. You can add a small conifer for height or interest. The pot frames the picture and isolates this small garden from the rest of your landscape.” In addition to composing with succulents, accessorize with rocks and shells, pieces of colored glass, small mirrors or sculptural features to create a miniature scene in your trough or dish garden.

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The maroon and burgundy Sempervivum contrast nicely with the chartreuse colored shoe. Pale pink flowers of Echeveria ‘Imbricata’ (above) echo the stair color. The simple blue composition has power due to repetition.


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Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate Gwen Moore Kelaidis Storey Publishing, 160 pp., $19.95

4. Lay ¼-inch plywood backing on the back of the shadow box and secure with nails. You now have your planter. M A K E YO U R OW N

A Succulent Work of Art Shadowbox planters are a fun way to display your plants

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE established succulents growing in your garden (or you have a friend who is willing to share), you can harvest pieces from these plants for your frame project. Cut stem sections 1 to 2 inches long and remove lower leaves so you have a rosette atop a bare stem. Let cuttings dry for a few days before planting. The cut ends will callus over in the process enhancing its ability to root. Alternatively, you can purchase succulent cuttings online.

Here’s how to create your frame: 1. Find an old picture frame or choose an inexpensive one from the store. 2. Build a shadow box 3 inches deep and sized to fit on the back of the frame. For longevity use naturally water-resistant redwood or cedar. Nail or screw into place. This box will provide needed depth for soil and roots. 3. Once the box is attached, lay the frame face down and using staples secure hardware cloth cut to fit to in the inside edges of the frame. The ½-inch grid is small enough to hold potting soil in, yet large enough to accommodate plant stems.

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5. A coat of outdoor paint will make the frame and box more weather durable. Consider choosing a color that will harmonize or contrast pleasingly with the foliage colors of your plants.

Succulent Container Gardens Debra Lee Baldwin Timber Press, 248 pp., $29.95

6. When the paint is dry add a potting soil designed for succulents and cacti. Avoid mixes that contain perlite. The lightweight pellets will rise to the surface, leaving a mess of white perlite on top. 7. As you add the mix, shake the box to settle the soil. Compact it with your hands when it reaches the level of the hardware cloth, pressing with your hands on the mesh. Continue adding more planting mix until it is at the level of the wire grid. 8. Use a pencil, pen, chopstick or paintbrush end to poke holes in the soil, and insert a cutting into each hole and tamp the soil around. The rosette should be resting on the mesh grid. 9. Have fun experimenting with colors and textures to create a design that pleases you. It helps to begin with the larges pieces that anchor the design and then fill in with the smaller ones. When you’re done, you still may catch glimpses of the wire. Not to worry. The plants will quickly grow to fill in those gaps; it’s better not to pack them in too closely to start.

Container Succulents Kentaro Kuroda and Ayako Eifuku Tuttle Publishing, 96 pp., $14.99

10. Once you’re pleased with the result, gently water the plants to settle them in. 11. Now is the waiting time. Leave the frame lying horizontally for about two weeks to give time for the plants to root. Do not water during this time and keep them out of direct sunlight. 12. Once the cuttings have rooted, hang your living picture with stout wire in a spot where it will receive good sunlight. 13. Water monthly, laying the frame flat and allowing it to drain before rehanging.

A Beginner’s Guide to Succulent Gardening Taku Furuya Tuttle Publishing, 96 pp., $14.99

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A fastigiate (crested) mother of hundreds (Mammillaria compressa) looks wonderful in its blue glazed pot. Right: A simple clay pot lets the Agave celsi ‘Multicolor’ take the star role.

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With their variety of foliage color, texture and pattern, succulents and cacti offer a world of creative possibilities for plant combinations. Play with echoing or contrasting shapes. A piece of driftwood or interestingly shaped stone might complete the composition.

Top Dressing Succulents and cacti benefit from a top dressing of inert materials such as pebbles, rocks, marbles or other glass beads, seashells, and nuts in their shells. These dry materials wick away moisture from the base of the plants, protecting them from rot. They also are highly decorative and can be a big part of your design statement.

Care Your biggest pitfall with succulents is to overwater. Unfortunately, you don’t get warnings from the plant that it is under stress until it’s too late. Succulent expert Debra Lee Baldwin explains, “It

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The little gnome set among the rounded stones and the red-tinged hen and chicks (Sempervivum) contributes to the miniature fantasy environment. Right: Hen and chicks are colonizing this picturesque collapsing container, a victim of free-thaw cycles.

can take weeks for a dying succulent to look dead, then all of it sudden it turns to mush. Water them about once a week spring through fall, but don’t worry if you skip a time or two. They look better with regular water, but they can get by without.” Succulents for the most part also are light-loving plants, needing at least six hours of sun exposure daily. If you over winter them indoors, make sure they are in a bright window, or keep them under grow lights for at least six hours daily. Whether in-ground or in containers, also make sure they have good drainage and good air circulation. Most of the succulent genera are adapted to arid climates, and have no natural defenses against pests such as mealybugs, mold and mildew.

Choosing your Plants While winter-hardy succulents do exist, most of this diverse group of plants is frost-tender. “Succulents from the NewWorld and northern climes, such as sempervivums and some sedums, agaves, cacti and echeverias have inbuilt antifreeze so they

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can tolerate low temperatures,” said Baldwin.“But most from South Africa and Madagascar don’t have that protection. If the water in their leaves freezes, the moisture expands and bursts through cell walls, which can kill them.” You can over winter tender plants indoors as long as they have enough light, but Baldwin also suggests that there’s nothing wrong with growing succulents as annuals. “Enjoy them in the warm months, as you would pansies and petunias, and then throw them away,” she says. For winter hardiness, your best choices are the sempervivums (commonly known as hen and chicks) or sedums. If that seems limiting, remember there are hundreds of different sempervivums, many hardy to USDA zones 4 or 5, so you won’t be a pauper for choice. In fact, they need a cold dormancy and find extremely hot weather taxing. One of sempervivums many allures they are color-shifters. In fall, when the nights are getting cooler, they develop beautiful coloration, displaying their boldest hues toward the end of winter and in early spring. They can change colors so


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dramatically that you almost wouldn’t recognize the plant as the one you grew in summer. Be bold, experiment with different ones, and soon you’ll find the ones that flourish in your growing situation. Sedums are another cold-hardy succulent that can be an excellent complement to sempervivums. They tend to have a finer texture than hen and chicks, and many will cascade over the sides of your container, adding the exciting design element of movement. Echeveria are another lovely succulent with some cold hardiness, but not as much as sempervivums. Like hens and chicks, they form rosettes, and it can be hard for the novice to tell them apart. If you’re not certain which you have, check the leaves. Sempervivum usually have tiny teeth along the edges of the leaves; echeveria leaf edges typically are smooth. Other hardy succulents include some agaves, yuccas and cacti. (“All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti,” quips Debra Lee Baldwin.) The Echeveria Celebrate the wondergrowing in this blue ful diversity of succulents glazed bird bath with creative designs in look like water lilies your garden beds and in in a pond. Blue glass containers. Most imporstones complete the water effect. tant, have fun with it.

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For many of us, 2020 was spent mostly away from our favorite places to shop, eat and play at the Lake. As we look forward to better days in the new year, a big thank you to all the Laker Magazine readers who took the time to vote for their favorites in our 20th Annual Best of Smith Mountain Lake Awards.

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Best Automotive Services G : Westlake Automotive Services S : Liquid Lube & Wash B : Smith’s Tire Shop H . M . : Bittinger Marine Center, Absolute Collision of Smith Mountain Lake

G : American National Bank & Trust S : Member One Federal Credit Union B : BB&T H . M . : Atlantic Union Bank,

Bank of Botetourt

Best Customer Service G : Capps Home Building Center S : Drifter’s B : Jake’s Place H . M . : Bays Trash Removal, Gracefully Natural

Best Credit Union G : American National Bank & Trust S : BB&T B : ValleyStar Credit Union H . M . : Carter Bank & Trust, SunTrust

Best Dentist G : Dr. Vishal Shah S : Dr. Sheila L. Hardee

BUSINESSES

Best Bank

Best The

B : Franklin Dental Associates H . M . : Smith Mountain Lake Dental

Best Financial Planner G : Edward Jones Financial Advisor Zac Wimmer S : The Conner Group B : Faber CPA H . M . : Edward Jones Financial Advisor Amy C. Stone, Dabareiner Wealth Management Group

Best Fishing Charter G : Captain’s Quarters S : Kenny’s Striper Guide Service B : Capt. Bert’s Fishing Charters H . M . : Spike’s Primetime Fishin’, Hooked Up Charters

Best General Contractor G : F&S Building Innovations S : TBS Construction B : Craftsman Custom Home Builders H . M . : Duane Davis, Equity Builders

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Best Hair Salon/Barbershop G : Jackie’s Barber Shop S : Twisted Scissors Hair Studio B : taiBella Salon H . M . : Hair Designs by Whitney & Brandy, Hair Therapy by the Lake

Best Hearing Center G : SML Hearing Center S : Connect Hearing B : Miracle-Ear

Practice, Blue Ridge Dental Group

Best Dock Builder G : Turner’s Building S : Dock Solutions B : Smith Mountain Dock Building

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Best Heating and Ventilation G : Davis Heating & Air Conditioning S : Southern Trust Home Services B : Cundiff Heating & Air Conditioning

H . M . : Dillon Docks

H . M . : Carter’s Heating and Cooling, Hodgesville Heating & Air

Best Electrician

Best Home Builder

G : Shively Electric

G : Plyler Homes & Docks

S : Lietz Electric

S : F&S Building Innovations

B : Moser Electric

B : Craftsman Custom Home Builders

H . M . : Southern Trust Home Services,

H . M . : Duane Davis, Southern Heritage

Ronald W. Young Electric Contractor

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Best Insurance Agent G : Phil Hager Insurance S : Simmons Insurance Agency B : McCall Insurance Agency H . M . : Don Evans - State Farm,

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Best Interior Design S : Alicia Smith, F&S Building Innovations B : The Southern Goat H . M . : Designer Solutions, Interiors by Kris, Envisions Flooring & Interiors

Best Landscaping/ Lawn Care G : Seven Oaks S : Top Notch B : Southern Landscape Group H . M . : Gonzalez Landscaping,

Blades Landscaping

Best Law Firm G : Coley Law Firm S : Gilbert, Bird, Sharpes & Robinson B : Vogel & Cromwell H . M . : Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis,

Gentry Locke

Best Marina G : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant S : Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals

BUSINESSES

G : Jessica Byrd, By Design Interiors

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Best Pet Grooming/ Sitting/Boarding G : Bark Avenue Grooming S : Smith Mountain Lake Animal Hospital B : Little Wet Noses Dog Grooming H . M . : Paw It Down, All American Kennels

Best Photographer G : Hannah Lee Photography S : JollyJen B : Ashley Parker Photography H . M . : Down Home Country Photography, Just Meghan Photography

Best Physician G : Tara Stone, FNP S : George Chaconas, MD B : Brandon Cox, MD H . M . : Tiffany Powell, MD,

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Best Place to Buy a Boat or Personal Watercraft G : Webster Marine Center S : Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals B : Magnum Boating H . M . : Bayside Marina & Yacht Club, Conrad’s, Grandpa’s Marine

S : Crystal Shores Marina

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Best Place to Buy Clothing and Accessories

Best Nail Salon

G : The Southern Goat

H . M . : Crazy Horse Marina,

G : Modern Nails S : Diva Nails B : Kim Nails H . M . : Pink Sky Nails, taiBella Salon, Lake Nails

B : Gifts Ahoy H . M . : Bridgewater Sportswear, Grace and Style Boutique

Best New Business

Best Place to Buy Gifts and/ or Souvenirs

G : Drifter’s

G : Gifts Ahoy

S : Napoli Cowboy

S : The Cottage Gate

B : Gracefully Natural

B : Reclaimed

H . M . : taiBella Salon, Spiritually Bead-

H . M . : Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies, Bridgewater Sportswear

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Best Place to Buy Jewelry

Best Plumber

Best Skin Care or Day Spa

G : Haywood’s Jewelers

G : Tuck’s Plumbing & Heating

G : True Organics Spa

S : KEEPin’ Up with JBohn

S : Wisler Plumbing and Air

S : Serafina Spa

B : Carter’s Fine Jewelers

B : Archie Mullins

B : Gracefully Natural

H . M . : The Southern Goat

H . M . : Steve Musgrove, Southern Trust

H . M . : taiBella Salon, Southlake Spa

Best Place to Stay Overnight G : Mariners Landing S : Bernard’s Landing Resort and

Conference Center B : Smith Mountain Lake State Park H . M . : Bedford Landings Bed &

Breakfast, The Claiborne House

Best Place to Work Out G : Body Shoppe Fitness

Home Services, Smith Mountain Lake Plumbing

Best Real Estate Agent/ Company G : Lake Retreat Properties S : Phyllis & Casey Johnson - ReMax Lakefront Realty B : Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices SML Real Estate H . M . : ReMax Lakefront Realty, Long & Foster Real Estate

S : Moneta Athletic Club B : Carilion Wellness Westlake H . M . : Franklin County Family YMCA SML, Underground Fitness

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Best Asian Fare G : Edo Grill and Sushi S : Teriyaki House B : Peking Chinese Restaurant H . M . : China House

Best Bakery/Sweet Treats S : CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop B : Smith Mountain Lake

Coffee House H . M . : Get Baked, My Way Bakery, Old

Oak Cafe

Best Breakfast G : CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop S : Old Oak Cafe B : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant H . M . : Smith Mountain Lake Coffee

House, Ruth’s Place

Best Caterer G : CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop S : Farmhouse Catering and Meals to Go B : Southern Smoke Co. H . M . : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, Napoli Cowboy

Best Cocktail G : Drifter’s S : Jake’s Place B : Mexico Viejo Tequila Bar H . M . : The Landing Restaurant,

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Best Coffee G : CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop S : Smith Mountain Lake Coffee House B : The Whole Bean

Coffeehouse H . M . : Callands Coffee, Old Oak Cafe,

Napoli Cowboy

Best Italian Fare G : Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria

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G : Kupkakery Bakery

Best The

Best Lunch G : CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop S : Drifter’s B : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant H . M . : Jake’s Place, Moosie’s

Best Mexican Fare G : Cancun S : El Rio Mexican Grill B : El Toreno Mexican Bar & Grill H . M . : Mexico Viejo, Los Amigos Bar

& Grill

Best Outdoor Dining G : Drifter’s S : Jake’s Place B : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant H . M . : Mango’s Bar & Grill, Los Amigos

Bar & Grill, Napoli Cowboy

Best Pizza G : Benny Adelina’s S : New York Pizza B : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant H . M . : Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria,

Jake’s Place

Best Place to Come by Boat G : Drifter’s S : Jake’s Place B : Bridgewater Plaza H . M . : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, Portside Grill & Bar

Best Place to Go for a Night Out G : Drifter’s S : Harvester Performance Center B : Mango’s Bar & Grill H . M . : The Landing Restaurant, Napoli Cowboy

Best Restaurant Service

S : Napoli Cowboy

G : Drifter’s

B : Joe’s Pizza

S : CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop

H . M . : Villa Nova’s Curbside Cucina,

B : Jake’s Place

Casa D’Amici

H . M . : Old Oak Cafe, Napoli Cowboy

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Best Sandwich/Burger

Best Winery

G : CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop

G : Chateau Morrisette

S : Drifter’s

S : Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery

B : Jake’s Place

B : Brooks Mill Winery

H . M . : Magnum Point Marina &

Restaurant, Moosie’s

H . M . : Ramulose Ridge Vineyards, Hamlet Vineyards

Best Seafood

Best Wings

G : Drifter’s

G : Drifter’s

S : The Landing Restaurant

S : Jake’s Place

B : The Copper Kettle Co.

B : Hot Shots

H . M . : Jake’s Place, Napoli Cowboy,

H . M . : Portside Grill & Bar, Napoli Cowboy

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Best Steak G : The Blackwater Cafe S : Ippy’s Restaurant B : Napoli Cowboy H . M . : The Landing Restaurant, Casa D’Amici

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Best Annual Community Event G : SML Wine Festival S : SML Charity Home Tour B : Pirate Days H . M . : Napoli Cowboy Toys for Tots

G : SML Good Neighbors’

Summer Camp S : Lake Christian Ministries B : Agape Center H . M . : SML Charity Home Tour, Napoli Cowboy Toys for Tots

Best Club or Civic Organization G : SML Good Neighbors S : Lake Christian Ministries B : Agape Center H . M . : Smith Mountain Lake Rotary

Club, Franklin County Faith Network

G : National D-Day Memorial S : Booker T. Washington National

Monument B : Smith Mountain Dam Visitors Center

Best Local Band G : Tate Tuck Trio S : Crawford and Power B : The Worx H . M . : Banjo Mites, Fuzzy Logic

AND ACTIVIEIS

Best Historical Site

LIFESTYLE

Best Charity Event or Service Project

Best The

Best Place to Hear Live Music G : Drifter’s S : Harvester Performance Center B : Mango’s Bar & Grill H . M . : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, Hot Shots

Best Place to Meet New People G : Drifter’s S : Mango’s Bar & Grill B : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant H . M . : Bridgewater Marina & Boat Rentals, Napoli Cowboy

Best Place to Play Golf G : Hot Shots S : The Westlake B : Mariners Landing H . M . : The Waterfront Country Club, The Water’s Edge

Best Place to Take a Visitor G : On the water S : Drifter’s B : Smith Mountain Lake State Park H . M . : Bridgewater Marina & Boat

Rentals, Booker T. Washington National Monument

Best Place to Watch a Sunset G : Drifter’s S : Aboard the Virginia Dare B : Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant H . M . : Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Bernard’s Landing

Best Place for a Kid/ Family Outing G : Bridgewater Plaza

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While the Lake can sometimes feel a world away, it hasn’t escaped the pandemic. Life has certainly changed here, though not always how you might expect. story by JERRY HALE

Hat, wallet, keys — mask? The facemask has become Americans’ newest regular accessory, and is likely to stay that way for a while.

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AKERS LIVINGWITHTHE PANDEMIC have adopted new routines that recognize the threat of COVID-19. While many are hopeful the New Year will bring a return to normal we all crave, here is a look at some strategies residents have embraced over the past year. Last February, the business community was following news of a highly contagious and debilitating virus. Annual events were promptly canceled, and retailers feared they were facing substantial economic losses due to a lack of tourism. But time at — and on — the lake provided a welcome break from being quarantined. Boat traffic blossomed with that pattern continuing throughout the summer. Area realtors initially expected that out-of-state buyers would be prevented from traveling to our area, and would-be sellers would not want strangers traipsing through their homes, resulting in a market shutdown. Lo and behold, the opposite occurred. “The combination of low mortgage rates and people realizing that they were going to be working from home — perhaps permanently — was a catalyst,” said Mike DeGiorgi of MKB Realtors. “Buyers embraced taking online tours and became comfortable making offers having only visited a property through their realtor’s cellphone or iPad lens. Transactions went electronic, with online offers, negotiations and closings requiring no faceto-face interactions.” The resulting boom soon saw properties that might normally be on the market for 50 to 100 days or more to selling within a day or two of being listed, with sales of waterfront properties up an estimated 70% over the previous year. There were residents who were hard-hit economically by the pandemic, while others responded meaningfully. After having recently moved to the lake full time and living at Bernard’s Landing, Anne and Gilles Delhommeau were pleased to learn ofThe Landing Love Project and signed on as delivery drivers. “We hit area roads with healthy, hot meals two or three times a week,” Anne said. “And we really look forward to seeing the families on our route. Food insecurity is something no one should have to experience. Bruno and Tiffany (Silva, who

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founded and manage the effort) are making a direct impact on the local community.We love helping them.” Colleen and Joe McNulty have been stalwart volunteers at Lake Christian Ministries for 20 years. While Joe has recently been sidelined with health issues, Colleen, who has managed the nonprofit’s food pantry for most of those years, continues working there three days a week.

Barb Moody, a member of the SML chapter of American Association of University Women, plunged into the COVID crisis by making masks for those who needed them early-on when shortages were rampant.

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Profiles “We kept all our employees and gave everyone a raise to help them with their finances. Thankfully, we found our customers to be extremely generous with their tips. Several loyal patrons came by to leave $500 and $1,000 checks to be divided among the staff.” R AY W I L S O N Owner, Napoli Cowboy restaurant

Sam Fensler, 15, has missed time with friends at Franklin County High School, his mom Andrea said. But he’s kept himself active on the golf course, making several friends among retirees on the links.

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“Pre-virus, it took little more than stocking the shelves to prepare for clients to self-serve,” she said. “Now we must pre-sort everything into portions for various-sized families, from a single to 10 or 12 adults and children, and hand it to them in their cars. We start getting things ready at 7:30 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and don’t finish cleaning up until early afternoon.” Many lake area restaurants have faced unprecedented challenges and have had to modify their

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operations to adapt to state regulations as well as customer needs. One restaurant, Napoli Cowboy, closed for a brief period back in March and then reopened for take-out and delivery in April. “We stayed open seven days a week for six weeks,” said owner Ray Wilson. “And that was brutal for the staff. But we kept all our employees and gave everyone a raise to help them with their finances. Thankfully, we found our customers to be extremely generous with their tips, even at the take-out window. And several loyal patrons came by to leave $500 and $1,000 checks to be divided among the staff.” Business improved when inside dining, albeit at reduced capacity, was allowed in June, although seating at the bar was prohibited. “Outdoor seating helped us serve more customers,” Wilson noted, “but when bad weather hit, that got quite literally ‘rained out.’ ” Wilson said he and his family have tried to dine out at competitors’ restaurants the nights Napoli is closed.“We all need to support one another if we’re going to get through this mess,” he said. Teachers have faced their own special challenges. Mary HannahWheeler is in her second year as director of the theatre arts program at Franklin County High School and is also an adjunct professor in Theatre at Ferrum College. “We never studied how to teach during a pandemic,” Wheeler said. “So this has been ‘learn as you go’ for teachers as well as students. At school, we must keep our distance even when working through a scene. When we’re rehearsing virtually, things are often complicated by technology snafus.” A bit of silver lining came from much-improved access to Broadway productions online. “We can

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Colleen and Joe McNulty have been stalwart volunteers at Lake Christian Ministries for 20 years. Colleen, who manages the nonprofit’s food pantry, says the pandemic has significantly changed their procedures.

see and analyze shows we never could have seen in normal times,” she said. “But preparing virtual classes is hard work for teachers. It takes extra hours every day to create online content and experience. At first I worked weekends, evenings, even some all-nighters.Then I realized I had to limit my computer time just for self-care. So I now shut it down on weekends.” Wheeler praised FCHS administrators for being helpful and supportive throughout the pandemic. “We are hoping to produce a spring musical and will decide in January whether it will be entirely virtual or played to a limited audience,” she said. “Students are now working toward a one-act performance for the upcoming Virginia State High School League competition, which will be a virtual performance.” It’s not just teachers and administrators who have had to adapt to virtual learning models. Parents of school-age children, not to mention the kids themselves, are negotiating new territory. “I’ve learned a whole lot about my

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son these last few months,” said Andrea Fansler of her son Sam, a 15-year-old FCHS sophomore. “When parents are away at work, you have to put more faith in your child. Before, teachers supervised them for much of the day; with classes online, it’s up to the students to log on and stay engaged despite their preferences for other activities — for Sam, that’s playing golf whenever he can squeeze it in.” Fansler noted that Sam desperately missed time with school friends. “But he has become good friends with several retirees he’s met at the golf course, and that’s good experience for him,” she added. Janet Potter, former president of the SML chapter of American Association of University Women, surveyed the club’s membership late last year to find out how folks were spending their time during COVID. Responses were wide-ranging, she said, and included baking, purging and organizing, reading, taking RV trips and Sunday car rides, adopting a pet

and sewing. One respondent, feeling life-threatened by the prospect of contracting COVID-19, set about writing a growing-up memoir of her childhood and school years to share with her grandchildren. Fellow club member Barb Moody plunged into the COVID crisis by making masks for those who needed them early-on when shortages were rampant. Her attention then turned to learning and teaching how Zoom could enable her mahjong groups to continue playing virtually. “With the help of mirrors and lots of practice, I also learned how to cut my own hair,” Moody added with a chuckle. With a COVID-19 vaccine on the near horizon, a return to the social interactions that were canceled or curtailed could happen again soon. And while Lakers have benefited from spending pandemic isolation in a pleasant environment — enjoying fresh air, clean water and sparkling sunshine — the return to a more normal summer season will be welcome.

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Health & Wellness Guide A fit and healthy life is achievable! Especially at Smith Mountain Lake, where health and wellness providers abound. Use our guide to find doctors, dentists, gyms and more. compiled by LAKER STAFF

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES / SENIOR CARE SPECIALISTS Brandon Oaks

3804 Brandon Ave., Roanoke 540-776-2600, brandonoaks.net

Susan O’Malley

Independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation and nursing care on one campus

Carriage Hill Retirement

1203 Roundtree Drive, Bedford 540-586-5982 , carriagehillretirement.com

Laura Chandler

Assisted-living and memory care facility offering 24-hour staffing, emergency call system, three meals daily with meal reminders, weekly/daily housekeeping, linen services daily and social and recreational programs

English Meadows

931 Ashland Ave, Bedford 540-586-8232 , www.englishmeadowsslc.com

David Beard

A 200-acre assisted-living facility with a 230-resident capacity. Among the amenities is an“aging in place” structure that brings health care to residents so they can stay in their chosen room as long as possible

Heart and Hands

6200 Jubal Early Highway, Hardy 540-525-2160

Helen Cooper

A ranch-style home with a large, open-floor plan with three bedrooms, two full baths, dining room and kitchen. It offers feeding, bathing and taking blood pressure, temperature and blood sugar to provide 24/7 round-the-clock care

Home Instead Senior Care

6349 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke 540-297-1900, homeinstead.com

Chris Head

An in-home care agency, which may include assistance with trips to the doctor, reminders to take the right medication at the right time, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, shopping and Alzheimer’s and dementia care

King’s Grant

350 Kings Way Road, Martinsville 800-462-4649 , sunnyside.cc

Crystal Caldwell

A continuing care retirement community offering cottages, apartments and patio homes in a variety of floor plans that provide independent living, assisted living and nursing care in one community

Pheasant Ridge Retirement Residence

4435 Pheasant Ridge Road S.W., Roanoke 540-627-5011 , pheasantridgeslc.com

Tony Emerick

A residence for senior adults who wish to maintain their independent lifestyles but may need some assistance to do so. Memory care services are provided for residents with Alzheimer’s or related dementia

Runk & Pratt SML Retirement Village

115 Retirement Dr., Hardy 540-719-1300 , runkandpratt.com

Safe Harbor

4448 Old Mill Road, Hardy 540-890-5971 , safeharborcare.net

Mary Watson

A private home offering long-term, personalized care for the elderly with experienced staff. It specializes in nutrition and uses institution-grade technology to enhance the lives of patients

The Glebe

200 The Glebe Blvd., Danville 540-627-6534, theglebe.org

Ben Burks

All-inclusive, nonprofit, faith-based continuing care retirement community that offers licensed assisted living, licensed nursing care, rehabilitative therapy and an on-site clinic

The Summit

1400 Enterprise Drive, Lynchburg 434-582-1500, summitlynchburg.com

Brenda Dixon

A life plan continuing care retirement community offering a 143-acre residence with maintenance-free living, health care services and a variety of activities. Assisted living and a health and rehab center are on site

Lucas Therapies

400 Old Franklin Tpke., #121, Rocky Mount, 540-772-8022

Joel Heckman, DPT

Myofascial release specialties in outpatient orthopedics and aquatic therapy, as well as sports and industrial medicine. We also offer a full wellness program including personal training and nutritional services

New Day Chiropractic

263 Franklin St., #5, Rocky Mount 540-243-9137, newdaychiropractic.com

Chesten Cantrell, D.C.

Chiropractic, myofascial release therapy, neuro-emotional technique.

Rocky Mount Chiropractic and Sports Injury

546 Pell Ave., Rocky Mount 540-483-7620, rockymountchiro.com

K.N. Skillen, D.C., Marlene Skillen, D.C.

Treatment of injuries caused by auto and work accidents as well as headaches, arthritis, chronic pain, lower back pain, extremity injuries, shoulder/neck pain; accepts patients newborn to adult

Smith Mountain Lake Chiropractic Center P.C.

15388 Moneta Road, Moneta 540-297-1085, smithmountainlakechiro.com

James A. Schaible, D.C.

Treatment of headaches, arthritis, hand and finger numbness, as well as back, leg and neck pain

Trochim Family Chiropractic

60 Meadow View Ave., Rocky Mount 540-483-1811, rochimfamilychiropractic.com

Aaron Trochim, D.C.

Providing quality family chiropractic care that is patient-centered and focused on getting practice members well and maintaining good health. Resources and counseling in all aspects of health, including exercise, nutrition and stress management

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic

301 W. Main St., Bedford 540-586-1105, tuckclinic.com

A.J. LaBarbera, D.C. John Earsing, D.C.

Treatment of lower back pain (with and without leg, knee and foot pain), neck pain (with and without arm and hand pain), headaches (with and without neck pain)

Tuck Chiropractic Clinic

490 S. Main St., Rocky Mount 540-483-4444, tuckclinic.com

Tiffany Grace Huffman, D.C.

Treatment of lower back pain (with and without leg, knee and foot pain), neck pain (with and without arm and hand pain), headaches (with and without neck pain)

Westlake Chiropractic Health Services

70 Scruggs Road, Suite 106, Moneta 540-721-0044, On Facebook

Bradford T. Herlehy, D.C.

Treatment of headaches, shoulder syndromes, neck pain and pelvic/low back issues; works extensively with chronic and acute extremity issues

All-inclusive assisted living and memory care with 24-hour personal care assistance, medical management, daily meals and snacks, as well as activities and events. The Cottages at Runk & Pratt offer one-level cottages available for deeded purchase

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Blue Ridge Dental Group

12925 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite 202, Hardy, 540-328-0098, blueridgedentalgroup.com

Sheila Hardee, D.D.S. William Morris, D.D.S.

Cosmetic and general dentistry, hygiene, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, bondings, white fillings, dental implants, crowns, porcelain inlays and bridges; restoration, Invisalign and PerioLase non-surgical laser periodontal treatments

Crooked Road Family Dentistry

40 Tanyard Road, Rocky Mount 540-483-5544, crookedroaddental.com

James K. Cornick, D.D.S.

Family, cosmetic and restorative dentistry provided with gentle service and personalized attention

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S M I T H M O U N TA I N L A K E R DENTISTS Franklin Dental Associates

490 S. Main St., Suite 201, Rocky Mount 540-483-5241, On Facebook

Charles Clemens, D.D.S

Frank L. Sherman Jr., D.D.S.

308 E. Main St., Bedford, 540-586-8080

Frank L. Sherman Jr., D.D.S.

General dentistry, dentures

Prevention care and cleanings, fillings, extractions, cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening, crowns and bridges, root canals, partials, dentures, veneers, periodontal care, implant consultations

Henritze Dental Group

1656 N. Main St., Rocky Mount 540-483-3368, henritzedental.com

Brian S. Alexander, D.D.S.

Full-service dentistry, including crowns and bridges, implants, some root canals, all-porcelain crowns and veneers, sealants and fluoride treatments, comprehensive exams and regular check-ups, composite (toothcolored) fillings, full and partial dentures, extractions, teeth whitening

Millard N. Radford, D.D.S.

740 Old Franklin Turnpike, Suite 3, Rocky Mount, 540-489-8191

Millard N. Radford, D.D.S.

General dentistry

Moneta Dentistry

4860 Rucker Road, Suite 3, Moneta 540-297-7737, monetadentistry.com

Vishal Shah, D.D.S.

Crowns and bridges, dentures and partials, cleanings, sedation dentistry, extractions, root canals, sapphire whitening, implant dentistry, gum disease and Lumineer veneers

Park Dental Solutions

1175 Franklin St., Rocky Mount 540-483-7577, parkdentalsolutions.com

Young Park, D.D.S., F.A.G.D. Michelle Kim, D.D.S.

General dentistry with an emphasis on treatment of patients with dental anxiety

PeaksView Dental

167 W. Main St., Bedford 540-874-2039, peaksviewdental.com

Philip Walerko, D.D.S., Rudy Wolf, D.D.S., David L. Polk, D.D.S., Thomas M. Richardson, D.D.S., Jay Owen, D.D.S.

Preventive dental therapies, cosmetic dentistry, endodontic therapy, replacement of missing teeth, surgical, orthodontics, emergency care and trauma

Smith Mountain Lake Dental Practice

15 Westwind Road, Moneta 540-721-3800, smithmountainlakedentalpractice.com

Bryan G. Sicher, D.M.D.

From basic checkups to complex reconstructive work for senior citizens, adults and children; extractions, root canals and dental implants; located next to Dairy Queen at Westlake

DENTISTS - ORTHODONTICS Roanoke Valley Orthodontics

490 S. Main St., Suite 202, Rocky Mount 540-563-1640 , roanokevalleyortho.com

David L. Jones, D.D.S.

Board-certified orthodontist offering a wide variety of treatment options ranging from traditional appliances to the latest orthodontic advancements; traditional metal and clear ceramic braces, along with the Clear Correct or Invisalign systems

Wheelock & Johnson Orthodontics

3231 Electric Road SW, Roanoke 540-989-5621 , wjortho.com

Evan Johnson, D.M.D.

Services include metal and clear braces for children, teens and adults, Invisalign clear aligners and Invisalign teen and SureSmile innovative technology

D E R M ATO LO GY RidgeView Dermatology

278 Westlake Road, Hardy, 540-759-7500, ridgeviewdermatology.com

Jason Givan, M.D., FAAD, FACMS, Samantha Hill, M.D., FAAD, Carrie Cobb, M.D., FAAD, Kristen Kuk, M.D.

Skin care for the whole family

FITNESS CENTERS Bedford Area Family YMCA (Main)

1111 Turnpike Road, Bedford 540-586-3483, bedfordymca.org

Body Shoppe Fitness LLC

130 Scruggs Road, Suite 206, Moneta 540-721-1200, bodyshoppefitness.com

Cabana Fitness Center at Mariner’s Landing

1011 Mariners Village Drive, Huddleston 540-297-9393, mlcalm.com

Carilion Wellness Westlake

157 Westlake Road, Hardy 540-719-3150, carilionwellness.com

Katie Tate

Cardio theater, group exercise classes, indoor lap pool, warm water therapy pool, hot tub, functional training studio, Keiser fitness equipment, treadmills, recumbent bikes, ellipticals and more

Franklin County Family YMCA (Rocky Mount Branch)

235 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount 540-489-9622, franklincountyymca.org

Kevin McAlexander

Fitness equipment and classes, aquatics, basketball, walking track, youth and childcare services

Franklin County Family YMCA (SML Branch)

293 First Watch Drive, Hardy 540-721-9622, franklincountyymca.org

Andrea Fansler

Fitness equipment and classes, tennis, racquetball, basketball, walking track, youth and childcare services

Jazzercise

13105 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, 540721-1988, jazzercise.com

Jill Muccino

15 exercise classes per week with memberships available

Moneta Athletic Club

1039 Mayberry Crossing, Moneta 540-297-6221, monetaathleticclub.org

SML Zumba & Kickboxing

13455 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite 105, Moneta, 540-855-4622, On Facebook

Mary Dudley

Zumba classes and cardio kickboxing offered by certified Zumba fitness instructors

The Centre at VitaZen

12787 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite 103, Hardy, 540-721-9365, thecentreatvitazen.com

Glenda Wynne

Hatha Yoga sessions seven days a week. Session tickets may be purchased individually; see website for schedule

Underground Fitness

400 Scruggs Road, Suite 1600, Moneta 540-352-8994, undergroundfitnesssml.com

Kathleen Mckelvey

Large variety of strength-training equipment, separate cardio room with wireless entertainment, full locker rooms for both men and women, keyless entry, open seven days a week 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Weatherford Performance Training

Smith Mountain Lake and Danville 434-251-1095, weatherfordperformance.com

Carlton Weatherford

A training business specializing in speed and strength training for athletes of all sports and ages with a focus on injury prevention and ability enhancement

Fitness equipment and classes, aquatics, basketball, ropes course, indoor climbing, youth and childcare services Tracy Sisson

Offering private, partner and small group personal training, health coaching and AllCore360° specialized core training Water aerobics and fitness classes, 24-hour access, fitness trails. Participants do not have to be owners or residents at Mariners Landing to join

Local fitness center

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Health & Wellness Guide HEARING SPECIALISTS Bedford Hearing Aids LLC

810 Blue Ridge Ave., Suite E, Bedford 540-587-0036

Beltone Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers

SML, Rocky Mount and Bedford locations 866-521-7164, beltone.com

Hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, care and service. Call for details and directions

Connect Hearing Centers

272 Westlake Road, Suite 2, Hardy 540-721-7798, connecthearing.com

Free hearing screening, hearing aid evaluation, hearing aid fitting, hearing aid sales, lifetime care program, diagnostic audiology services available, tympanometry and acoustic reflex testing, video otoscopes, Bluetooth technology, hearing aid batteries, assistive listening devices, custom ear molds, hearing aid repairs, accessories

Miracle-Ear

12925 Booker T. Washington Highway, #104A, Hardy 540-585-4007, miracle-ear.com/locations/hardy-va

Offering a range of hearing aid options to personally fit any lifestyle

SML Hearing Center

1100 Celebration Ave., Suite 210, Moneta 540-297-9111, smlhearingcenter.com

Lisa McArdle

Locally owned, full-service hearing aid center dedicated to bringing the community the latest in hearing technology. Free hearing evaluations and a full range of digital, programmable hearing aids

Soundz Smith Mountain Lake

1335-A Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy 540-9120128, soundzhearingcva.com

Tim and Veronica Bratton

Free hearing test, hearing aid repair, hearing aid consultation, hearing aid fitting, hearing aid batteries, house calls

A Nurse’s Touch Home Care

110 Starling Ave., Martinsville 540-238-5056, anursestouch.net

Amedisys

5221 Valley Park Drive, Suite 1A, Roanoke 540-265-5980, amedysis.com

AmeriCare Plus

118 S. Bridge St., Bedford 844-407-2273, americarepluspc.com

Jan Bradly

Personal care and live-in agency providing homemaker services, companion care, pet assistance and mother’s helper

Carilion Clinic Home Health Care

390 S. Main St., Suite 105, Rocky Mount 35 Medical Court, Hardy, 540-489-6503, 540-719-3140, carilionclinic.org

Lisa Sprinkel

Skilled nursing, wound and ostomy care; disease management education; occupational, speech and physical therapy; medication education; social services, telehealth, home health aides and IV therapy

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

P.O. Box 838, Hardy, 540-685-0646, nhnsml.com

Janet Pagans

A nonprofit whose mission is to provide a ministry that helps residents (60 and older) continue to live comfortably, safely and connected to their community in their own home as long as is practical. Now offering short-term care to seniors recovering from illness or surgery. Limited coverage area

Team Nurse Inc.

265 Franklin St., Rocky Mount 540-483-3555, teamnurse.com

Steve Kuhns

Free hearing test, multiple brands of hearing aids available, service on new and used hearing aids

H O M E H E A LT H C A R E Trivinia L. Hairston, RN, BSN

A personal home care agency offering services with personal care, grooming, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, medication, supervision and more Offering home health services, including skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy and more, and hospice care

In-home medical staffing service providing certified nursing assistants, nurse aides, personal care aides, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and a personal care aide certification class

HOSPICE SERVICES Carilion Clinic Hospice - Franklin

390 S. Main St., Rocky Mount 540-489-6503, carilionclinic.org

Offering skilled nursing, spiritual counselors, bereavement support and volunteers. A community nonprofit hospice serving the needs of all terminally ill adults, children and their families

Centra Hospice

1621 Whitfield Drive, Bedford 540-587-6592, centrahealth.com

Specialized care at end-of-life offering support in the patient’s home, assisted living, nursing facilities, hospitals and Centra’s hospice houses

Good Samaritan Hospice

2408 Electric Road, Roanoke 888-466-7809, goodsamhospice.org

Aaron Housh

Providing palliative care to enable a patient to live his final days as fully as possible, surrounded by care, compassion and dignity

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Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital

1613 Oakwood St., Bedford 540-586-2441, centrahealth.com

Bill Bass

A 50-bed hospital operated by Centra

Carilion Clinic Family & Internal Medicine

282 Westlake Road, Hardy 540-721-2689, carilionclinic.org

Lisa E. Faist, NP, John R. Merten, M.D., Sarah S. Watkins, NP

Offering services, including acute care, immunizations, well visits, physical exams, telemedicine, care coordination and medical home

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital

390 S. Main St., Rocky Mount 540-483-5277, carilionclinic.org

Carl Cline

A wide range of medical and surgical services, including outpatient and emergency department services

Centra Gretna Medical Center

291 McBride Lane, Gretna 434-656-1274, centrahealth.com

Free Clinic of Franklin County Inc.

1171 Franklin St., Rocky Mounta 540-489-7500, bernardhealthcare.com

Donna Proctor

Medical care, prescription medicines, basic lab testing, referral to specialists and imaging, specialty care for diabetics, women’s health care

LewisGale Physicians - Westlake

400 Scruggs Road, Suite 2300, Moneta 540-719-0424, lgphysicians.com

William Blaylock, M.D.-Rheumatology, Matthew Bowles, P.A.-C. - Cardiology, Tara Wickline, F.N.P. Family Medicine

General and interventional cardiology, pulmonary medicine, arthritis and rheumotology care and sleep medicine

Velocity Care Urgent Care by Carilion Clinic

13205 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy 540-719-1815, velocitycarebycarilion.com

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Provides health care, including bariatric surgery, emergency care, mammography, neurology and PACE (A Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)

For urgencies that aren’t emergencies; no appointment necessary; physicals for sports, employment and more; Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday


S M I T H M O U N TA I N L A K E R M A SSAG E T H E R A PIS T S / SPA S Maven at the Lake

84 Westlake Road, Suite 112, Hardy 540-719-4247, mavenatthelake.com

Shawna Benson

Body scrubs and wraps, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, reflexology; facials, pregnancy, personal injury, athletes and chronic conditions

Miracle Hands of Massage Therapy

180 AMT Tech Drive, Suite 202, Rocky Mount 540-489-4263, miraclehands.massagetherapy.com

Lorrie A. Witcher, C.M.T.

Full-body Swedish and deep tissue massage; hot stones, couples massage, seated chair massage, castor oil packs, foot scrub, ear candling, reflexology, ionic foot bath, home visits and prenatal massage

Serafina Spa

400 Scruggs Road, Suite 150, Moneta 540-874-4936, serafinadayspa.com

Hali Hubbard, L.M.T., Gina Hubbard, licensed esthetician

A full-service spa offering all-natural facials, skincare, waxing, lash and brow enhancements, personally customized therapeutic massage and body treatments

Trendz Full Service Salon

580 Pell Ave., Rocky Mount 540-482-0500, On Facebook

Massage therapy, prenatal, hot stones and Swedish massage

True Organics Spa

130 Scruggs Road, Suite 104, Moneta 540-719-8783, trueorganicsspa.com

Holistic, organic spa offering massage modalities, spa services, facials, dermabrasion, detox and slimming body wraps and advanced skincare. Gift cards and online booking available anytime. Also organic teas, glutenfree products, therapeutic grade essential oils, holistic skin care and personal care items for sale

Traveling Therapy Therapeutic Massage

13455 Booker T. Washington Hwy., #107, Moneta, 540-492-0855, elizabethdoucette.massageplanet.com

Elizabeth Doucette, L.M.T.

Professional massage therapy, myofascial release, delivered to the comfort of your home or at a convenient Westlake office location

MEDICAL SUPPLIES Children’s Assistive Technology Service

Roanoke, Richmond and Hampton Roads 540-493-2285, atdevicesforkids.org

Commonwealth Home Health Care, Inc.

1900 Apperson Drive, Salem 479 Piney Forest Road, Danville 800-289-3898, commonwealthcare.com

Franklin Respiratory & Medical Inc.

1135 Franklin St., Rocky Mount 540-483-3333

Lincare Inc.

Franklin County: 4811 Kings Mountain Road, Martinsville, 276-647-7536 Bedford County: 523 Leesville Road, Lynchburg, 434-237-3712, lincare.com

Provides respiratory care, infusion therapy and medical equipment to patients in the home, including CPAPs, sleep and oxygen therapy and nebulizers; respiratory therapist on-call and available for home visits

Medi-Home Care

2514 Franklin Road SW, Roanoke 540-342-3459, medicalservicesofamerica.com

Total home health care, including home medical equipment, oxygen therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep therapy, enteral nutrition therapy, wound care management, chronic pain management and more

Hope for Tomorrow Counseling

800A Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford 434-239-4949 hopefortomorrowcounseling.org

Treatment of depression, anxiety, marital issues, anger management and substance abuse for patients ages 4 and up, teens and adults; mental health counseling with individuals, couples, families and groups

Phoenix LLC

235 Clairborne Ave., Suite 200, Rocky Mount 540-238-2080, phoenixllc.webs.com

Community mental health skill building, outpatient counseling and crisis stabilization services

Unbridled Change

Off of White Oak Road in Boones Mill 540-334-2171, unbridledchange.org

Cathie Cummins

CATS improves the lives of children with disabilities through assistive technology re-use. Pediatric devices and mobility equipment Provides a range of products and services to cover all aspects of health care, including medical equipment, home oxygen, safety and rehabilitation products

Betty Staples

24-hour on-call emergency service, delivery to your door, free shipping for monthly supplies, insurance billing, free training and set-up for equipment

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Michelle Holling-Brooks

Individual, group and family services utilizing equine-assisted psychotherapy and equine-assisted learning

OPTICIANS Blue Ridge Optical

13295 Booker T. Washington Hightway, Hardy 540721-7200, blueridgeoptical.com

Full-service optical shop

Key Health Care Optical Center

801 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford 888-320-5397, keyhealthcare.org

A vision care facility providing prescription eyewear and contact lenses; term billing through MedKey Vision Benefits and free frames through the Key Health Care Discount Program

Vistar Eye Center

395 S. Main St., Rocky Mount 280 Westlake Road, Building 2, Hardy 540-855-5100, vistareye.com

Licensed opticians; no-line bifocals, hundreds of frame styles to fit every budget; sunglasses; eyeglass repairs and adjustments

OPTOMETRISTS Bedford Family Eye

1332 A Lowry St., Bedford 540-586-9575, bedfordfamilyeye.com

Jared P. Quesenberry, O.D., Anna H. Farouq, O.D.

Eye exams, prescription eyewear, contact lenses

Eye Care & Surgery

13295 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy 540-721-4433, eyecaresurgery.com

William Thompson, M.D., Kevin Coolbaugh,O.D.,Shari L. Coolbaugh, O.D.

Eye exams, cataract surgery, macular degeneration, LASIK and PRK, diabetic and glaucoma/diagnosis and treatment, pediatric exams, contact lens fitting; full-service optical shop

Gary Klink, O.D.

550 Old Franklin Turnpike (at WalMart), Rocky Mount, 540-484-1164

Gary Klink, O.D.

Complete eye exams

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Health & Wellness Guide OPTOMETRISTS Bedford Family Eye

1332 A Lowry St., Bedford 540-586-9575, bedfordfamilyeye.com

Jared P. Quesenberry, O.D., Anna H. Farouq, O.D.

Eye exams, prescription eyewear, contact lenses

Eye Care & Surgery

13295 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy 540-721-4433, eyecaresurgery.com

William Thompson, M.D., Kevin Coolbaugh,O.D.,ShariL. Coolbaugh, O.D.

Eye exams, cataract surgery, macular degeneration, LASIK and PRK, diabetic and glaucoma/diagnosis and treatment, pediatric exams, contact lens fitting; full-service optical shop

Vistar Eye Center

Friedrichs Family Eye Center: 395 S. Main St., Rocky Mount; 280 Westlake Road, Building 2, Hardy 540-855-5100, vistareye.com

Chad Albright, M.D., Jon Brisley, M.D., Craig Hartranft, M.D., David Kinsler, M.D., Nicholas Ramey, M.D., Emma-Catherine Ali, O.D. Friedrichs Family Eye Center: Gray Friedrichs, O.D.

Complete eye exams, treatment of eye disease and injury, glaucoma and diabetes eye care, cataract and lens implant co-management, PRK and LASIK co-management; full-service optical department

PHARMACIES Benzer Pharmacy

4860 Rucker Road, Suite 1, Moneta 540-297-8640, benzerpharmacy.com

Locally owned, full-service pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy

12935 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, 540-721-6169, cvs.com

Full-service pharmacy; vaccinations

Food Lion

14807 Moneta Road, Moneta 540-297-0323, foodlion.com

Full-service pharmacy

Kroger Pharmacy

80 Westlake Road, Hardy 540-721-4277, kroger.com

Full-service pharmacy offering $4 (30-day supply) or $10 (90-day supply) generic prescriptions; accept all major medicare Part D plans; refills available by phone or internet; vaccinations

PH YS I C A L T H E R A P Y / R E H A B I L I TAT I O N S PEC I A L I S T S Carilion Clinic Physical Therapy

12970 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy 800-422-8482, carilionclinic.org

Physical therapy services

Carilion Clinic Rehabilitation & Therapy Services

415 S. Main St., Rocky Mount 540-489-6368, carilionclinic.org

Outpatient therapy services, including physical therapy and rehab, occupational therapy, speech therapy, hand therapy and aquatic therapy

CORA Physical Therapy

13307 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy 300-B Pell Ave., Rocky Mount 540-721-4199, 540-484-1456 coraphysicaltherapy.com

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, pediatric and early intervention therapy (Rocky Mount site only), speech therapy, industrial therapy, sports medicine, balance therapy

Franklin Health & Rehabilitation

720 Orchard Ave., Rocky Mount 540-489-3467, franklinhealthrehab.com

Comprehensive treatment plans for all levels of rehabilitative care

Lucas Therapies

400 Old Franklin Tpke., #121, Rocky Mount 540-772-8022

Oakwood Health & Rehabilitation Center

1613 Oakwood St., Bedford 540-425-7800, centrahealth.com

The 111-bed unit provides intermediate and long-term care, inpatient rehabilitation and recovery care.

Rocky Mount Health & Rehab

300 Hatcher St., Rocky Mount 540-483-9261, saberhealth.com

Physical, occupational and speech therapy; bariatric, respite and long-term care

Joel Heckman, PT, DPT

Bedford: Harrison F. Hunt, Michelle Tinsley, Ainsley Reed, Jordan Bosiger, Lauren Greene Moneta: Catherine Beuerle Martin, Ben Hodges, Jesse Armel Patton, Shellie Suffel, Britney Cawley

Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia

3 Cedar Hill Court, Suite C, Bedford 540-586-1138, racva.com 12281 Moneta Road, Suite B, Moneta 540.296.3203, racva.com

Virginia Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

111 Franklin Road, Suite 510, Roanoke 540-204-9725, vadars.org

Offering specialties in outpatient orthopedics and aquatic therapy, as well as sports and industrial medicine, along with a full wellness program, including personal training and nutritional service

Physical therapy

Helping Virginians find the information and services they need to lead healthy and independent lives as they grow older

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35 Medical Court, Hardy 540-982-8204, carilionclinic.org

Ijeoma N. Okogbue, M.D., Ido Heletz, M.D.

Providing services in all aspects of heart and vascular care

180 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount 540-982-8204, carilionclinic.org

J. Phillip Bushkar, M.D., John Lystash, M.D., Stephen Phillips, M.D., Ido Heletz, M.D., Matthew D. Roby, D.O., Ali M. Hama Amin, M.D.

Providing services in all aspects of heart and vascular care

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Centra Medical GroupStroobants Cardiovascular Center

1039-C Mayberry Crossing Drive, Moneta 540-297-7840, stroobantscardiovascular.com 1613 Oakwood Ave., Bedford 540-425-7540, stroobantscardiovascular.com

Moneta: Jason M. Hackenbracht, M.D., Chad A. Hoyt, M.D., Thomas M. Meyer, M.D., Jesse P. Naples, PA-C, Samuel Omotoye, M.D. Bedford: Brent H. Carothers, M.D., Jesse P. Naples, PA-C, Jessica M. Jara, M.D., Mark D. Townsend, M.D., Samuel Omotoye, M.D.

Providing services in all aspects of heart and vascular care

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Carilion Clinic Family Medicine

390 S. Main St., Suite 201, Rocky Mount 796 Old Franklin Tpke., Rocky Mount 540-484-4800, 540-483-5168, carilionclinic.org

Julie S. Taylor, N.P., Jeffrey H. Lawrence, P.A., Vergel S. Atienza, M.D., Mahitha G. Reddy, M.D., Brittany B. Hayes, D.O., Kylie L. Morris, D.O., Emily M. Waller, P.A., Sonya N. Bohon, M.D., Frances B. Benko, D.O., Sarah L. Stubbs, M.D., Betina M. Muse, N.P., James A. Maxey, D.O.

Carilion Clinic Internal Medicine

282 Westlake Road, Hardy 540-721-2689, carilionclinic.org

Sarah S. Watkins, N.P., Lisa Faist, N.P.

Specializing in the prevention and treatment of adult diseases

Carilion Clinic Pediatric Medicine

490 S. Main St., Suite A, Rocky Mount 540-484-0350, carilionclinic.org

Kelly Henschel, M.D., Brenna A. Keane, D.O.

Pediatric care

Centra Village Family Physicians

4830 Rucker Road, Moneta 540-297-7181 centrahealth.com/facilities/cmg-village

Virginia Blanks, M.D., Carey A. Cole, N.P., Brandon Cox, M.D., Todd Dehli, M.D., Patricia Hayes, N.P., Kathryn Humphreys, M.D., Janice Luth, M.D., Lora J. Nissen, N.P., Jacqueline Perdue, P.A., Kathryn Sparhawk, M.D.

Family practice, urgent care and by appointment

Back Nine Family Medicine

6675 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz 540-721-2118, mdvip.com/doctors/ georgechaconasmd

George Chaconas, M.D.

Concierge-like primary care practice focused on individualized wellness plans

Huddleston Health and Wellness

10102 Leesville Road, Lynch Station 540-297-6026, huddlestonhealth.com

Phyllis Everett, N.P., Rose Taylor Lewis, N.P., Renee Nauful, N.P., Katherine Martin Shelor, N.P.

A nurse practitioner-owned and managed practice providing a variety of health care services focused on personalized medicine

Physicians to Children

276 Westlake Road, Suite 3, Hardy 540-344-9213, physicianstochildren.com

Adam Sarbin, M.D.

Pediatric and adolescent care

Smith Mountain Lake Family Practice

70 Westwind Road, Moneta 540-721-7333

Steven Lewis, M.D., Susan Funk, M.D., Tiffany A. Powell, M.D.

Family practice

Velocity Care

13205 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy 540-719-1815, velocitycarebycarilion.com

Family practice and internal medicine

Urgent care for the whole family

PHYSICIANS - OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Carilion OB/Gyn Associates

390 S. Main St., Rocky Mount 540-484-4836, carilionclinic.org

Robert L. Agee, M.D., Suzanne D. Barron, N.P., Sheila Garnica, M.D., Derek R. Holmes, D.O., Richard W. Wellon, M.D.

Female reproductive health issues; gynecological health issues

CMG Bedford Women’s Center

1615 Oakwood St., Bedford 540-425-7690, centrahealth.com

Clair McStacy, C.N.M., Lee McLennan, M.D.

Female reproductive health issues; gynecological health issues

PHYSICIANS - OPTHAMOLOGY Eye Care & Surgery

13295 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy 540-721-4433, eyecaresurgery.com

William Thompson, M.D., Kevin Coolbaugh, O.D., Shari Coolbaugh, O.D.

Eye exams, cataract surgery, macular degeneration, LASIK and PRK, diabetic and glaucoma/diagnosis and treatment, pediatric exams, contact lens fitting, full-service optical shop

Vistar Eye Center

280 Westlake Road, Hardy 395 S. Main St., Rocky Mount 540-855-5100, vistareye.com

Chad Albright, M.D., Jon Brisley, M.D., Craig Hartranft, M.D., David Kinsler, M.D., Nicholas Ramey, M.D., Emma-Catherine Ali, O.D. Friedrichs Family Eye Center: Gray Friedrichs, O.D.

Services include comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, outpatient surgery, cataract implant surgery, LASIK, NearVision CK, PRK, glaucoma treatment and surgery, fittings for glasses and contact lenses

PH YSI C I A N S - O R T H O PA E D I C S A N D P O D I AT RY Carilion Clinic Orthopaedics

35 Medical Court, Hardy 390 S. Main St., Suite 103, Rocky Mount 540-510-6200, carilionclinic.org

Maggie L. Dent, P.A., John R. Clements, D.P.M., Jonathan A. Godin, M.D., Blayne K. Patton, D.P.M., Marc A. Platt, D.P.M., Jesse L. Stem, M.D.

Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system

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HEN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC hit in March, andVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam implemented restrictions on gatherings, wedding venues, including ones at the lake, felt the impact. “We lost March, April, May and the first two weeks in June because of the restrictions,” said Melba Seneff, of The Pavilion at BlackWater Junction. Built on a family farm in Union Hall, The Pavilion at BlackWater Junction opened in 2016 and features sweeping views of the countryside. Up to 200 guests can be seated inside the covered pavilion, which also includes a full kitchen, restrooms, a fireplace and a pizza oven. “We had a lot of brides who were pretty upset,” recalled Belle Garden Estate owner Isabelle Russell of the COVID-19 restrictions. Just off Virginia 116 in Wirtz, Belle Garden Estate’s 10-acre property features one of Franklin County’s oldest historic homes, along with a creek and mountain views. The property also includes an outdoor pavilion that can be used for receptions for up to 200 guests.

Photo COURTESY THE PAVILION AT BLACK WATER JUNCTION


The COVID-19 pandemic was especially hard on wedding venues around the Lake. “We lost March, April, May and the first two weeks in June because of the restrictions,” said Melba Seneff, of The Pavilion at Black Water Junction (above). But there is optimisim for the coming year. Hunter Wray (right), the owner of Southern Smoke Co. said that while his bookings are still down, the trend is going up.

Photo COURTESY SOUTHERN SMOKE CO.

“When it first hit, it was extremely scary,” said Russell, who also owns Garden Rose Events and Design, a wedding planning, designing and consulting company. In those first few months of the pandemic, couples who were able to reschedule did, although Seneff said she had three couples who canceled completely. LikeSeneff,Russellhadmanycouples who rescheduled their weddings to the same time next year, which still amounts to a loss of income as the venue won’t be able to take any new reservations.“That’s a big hit for us,” Russell added. When contacted in mid-November, Russell said next year’s wedding season for her venue only had two Saturdays available. “We do have a lot of Sundays left,” she added. Even after restrictions on group gatherings were relaxed in June, venues still madesureprecautionsweretaken.AtThe Pavilion at Black Water Junction, Seneff said that included wearing masks, ensuringguestswhoweren’tinthesamehousehold were seated at socially distanced tables, and tasking caterers with wrapping utensils and serving in buffet lines. While the rules were outlined to couples in advance, Seneff said she didn’t stick around for each of the ceremonies or receptions at her place because, “I’m not the COVID police.” However, Seneff did follow up with couples afterward, and by all accounts, everything has gone well.“It has worked and as far as I know, no one has ever come down with COVID,” she said. At Belle Garden Estate, couples were given similar directives. “We definitely made sure we had hand sanitizer on every table, and masks and gloves for the caterers,” Russell said. Following each event, both Seneff and Russell said they made sure everything was thoroughly sanitized. And while the loss in business hasn’t been ideal during a year that was far from normal, these owners said they have tried to make the best of it by taking time to spruce up and expand their properties. “We actually got a lot of projects around here done,” Russell said.

BACK TO SMOKIN’ Caterer says business is slowly stabilizing HUNTER WRAY, THE 26-YEAR-OLD OWNER of Southern Smoke Co., a barbecue and catering business, was like a lot of folks who thought the COVID-19 pandemic would go away by last summer.

"At first, it didn't seem like it was that big of a deal," he recalled. That was until the business lost 17 of its already-booked weddings from March through June. Once restrictions on gatherings were lifted, Wray set to work implementing guidelines set forth by the Virginia Department of Health for catering events. That included having individually wrapped utensils and pre-packaged desserts, along with workers wearing masks and gloves at all times. Wray said he had to double the staff it normally takes to cater a wedding. "When we catered weddings it normally took three people," he said. "We were definitely putting in some hours." Food costs increased as well. "Although it didn't jump as much as lumber (in the home building industry), we definitely had a price increase," he added. However, the nearly five-year-old business has managed to persevere, and Wray said he sees the light at the end of the pandemic. He has already booked about 25 to 28 weddings, although that number is usually in the 30s around this time of year. "The trend and the mindset is definitely on the up," he said. "It can't last forever. And all the venues have been super good to deal with." While the pandemic has certainly been challenging for businesses like Wray's, he also feels for the couples who look forward to what is usually the happiest day of their lives. "You really only have one shot to make everything so perfect." — Karen Dillon

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OUR VENDOR GUIDE OFFERS LOCAL RESOURCES TO HELP BRIDES AND GROOMS PLAN THE PERFECT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE WEDDING compiled by LAKER STAFF

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S M I T H M O U N TA I N L A K E R AT T E N DA N T/ PA R E N T G I F T S Affordable Home Outlet / A Shade Brighter

1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-297-6440 On Facebook

Jewelry, home accessories, SML-related gifts

Antique Mall at Mayberry

1170 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-297-7770 On Facebook

Centerpieces, gifts for bridal party, jewelry, china, punch bowls

Appalachian Images & Framing

13029 N. Old Moneta Road, Moneta

540-632-9599 On Facebook

Custom picture framing, handmade crafts and wood furniture

Artfully Framed at the Lake

13699 Booker T. Washington Hwy., #202, Moneta

540-721-1218

Custom picture framing and gallery featuring local artists

Art Visions Gallery & Studio

120 Scruggs Road, Suite 215, Moneta

540-798-0313 artvisionsstudio.blogspot.com

Art gallery by local artists; art classes and painting parties

Bridgewater Sportswear

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

540-721-1040 On Facebook

Casual clothing, swimsuits, SML T-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories for men, women and children.

Brooks Mill Winery

6221 Brooks Mill Road, Wirtz

540-721-5215 brooksmillwine.com

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

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Old Franklin Tpke., #117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 On Facebook

Bridal registry, gifts for all, Merle Norman Gold Medallion Studio, fine jewelry and diamonds

Comfort & Joy

16483 Moneta Road, Suite H, Moneta

540-297-3406 On Facebook

Shabby chic/country furniture, ladies’ clothing, jewelry, home decor

Diamond Hill General Store

1017 Diamond Hill Road, Moneta

540-297-9309 diamondhillgeneralstore.net

Wine shop, gift shop, garden center; Boar’s Head catering; Bedford Artisan Trail venue

Emerson Creek Pottery

1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford

540-297-7884 emersoncreekpottery.com

Handcrafted ceramic pottery for kitchen, bath and more

Gifts Ahoy

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

540-721-5303 giftsahoyfudge.com

Jewelry, kids’ toys, home decor, Vera Bradley, Spartina 449, Tervis Tumblers, gourmet foods, truffles, personal care products from Thymes, Crabtree and Evelyn and Naked Bee; Simply Noelle, Simply Southern and Lake Girl apparel, fresh fudge

Haywood’s Jewelers - Smith Mountain Lake

13020 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy

540-721-2210 haywoodsjewelers.com

Fine jewelry, bridal sets, watches, clocks and other gifts; Pandora and other select designers, custom design

Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery

1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

540-296-1393 smlwine.com

Wine and wine-related gifts

Homestead Creamery

7254 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz

540-721-2045 On Facebook

Local gift items

Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies

213 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-3009 On Facebook

Laser engraved gifts personalized while you wait, signature Virginia food items, gift baskets, SML nautical items, home decor, gifts for men, women and kids

Pacabella

1799 Jubal Early Hwy., Wirtz

540-890-8364 pacabella.com

Home decor, clothing, organic felted soaps, lotions and more

Perfectly Picked

510 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-482-0348 On Facebook

Home decor, gifts and collectibles

Southern Roots

400 Scruggs Road, Suite 1100, Moneta

540-814-0604 southernrootssml.com

Silk flower arrangements, home and dock decor, gifts, jewelry, clothing, silk centerpieces

The Cottage Gate

84 Westlake Road, #13, Hardy

540-721-5622 On Facebook

Metal alloy serving pieces, home furnishings, frames, favors, gourmet gift baskets, centerpieces

The Gilded Lion

7317 Old Franklin Tpke., Glade Hill

540-589-7662 On Facebook

Gifts, including jewelry, accessories, pillows, home and garden decor

The Southern Goat Boutique

40 Village Springs Drive, Hardy

540-719-1191 On Facebook

Shabby chic/country French furniture, ladies’ clothing, jewelry, home decor, custom florals, shirts, custom linens, wedding signs and monogrammed wedding items

U.S. Alpaca Company and Alpacas of SML Farms & Gifts

13105 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy; Morewood Road, Hardy (farm)

540-719-0281 usalpacacompany.com smithmountainlakefarm.com

Alpaca products, Pendleton blankets, organic and specialty items

VitaZen

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

540-721-9365 vitazen.net

Soy candles, Himalayan salt crystal lamps, essential oils, bath and body items

CAKES Fresh Baked

611 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke

540-493-6812 freshbakedva.com

Custom wedding and celebration cakes

Kupkakery

140 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-493-2212 kupkakery.com

Custom gourmet cakes and cupcakes

The Blue Lady

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-586-4622 On Facebook

Wedding and special event cakes

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16463 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-4634 On Facebook

Hand-rubbed smoked meats, all food homemade

Bedford Social Club

124 S. Bridge St., Bedford

540-586-9454 bedfordsocialclub.com

Customized menus for corporate events, milestones and weddings

Blackwater Creek Catering

405 Crenshaw St., Bedford

434-953-5672 iloveblackwatercreekcatering. com

Specializing in estate, wedding or corporate events.

Blue Ridge Catering

522 Salem Ave., Roanoke

540-982-7700 blueridgecatering.net

Full-service catering

Center Stage Catering

17 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount

540-489-7827 centerstagefood.com

Full-service catering

Diamond Hill General Store

1017 Diamond Hill Road, Moneta

540-297-9309 diamondhillgeneralstore.net

Boar’s Head catering

Farmhouse Catering and Meals to Go

13300 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-330-8630 farmhousecateringmealstogo. com

Full-service catering, customized menus

Early Inn at The Grove

50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount

844-327-5946 earlyinn.com

Historical inn hosting weddings, receptions, parties; catering

Heath’s Waterfront Grill

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-632-0163 heathswaterfrontgrill.com

Full-service catering

Hot Shots

13360 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-719-1547 smlhotshots.com

Full-service catering

Ippy’s Restaurant

1760 N. Main St., Rocky Mount

540-489-5600 ippysrestaurant.com

Full-service catering, customized menus

Kupkakery

140 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-493-2212 kupkakery.com

Off-site catering

Mariners Landing Resort Community & Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4100 weddingsatmarinerslanding.com

Full-service catering

The Blue Lady

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-586-4622 On Facebook

Full-service catering

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com

Custom gourmet menus; full-service catering on- or off-site

Aztec Rental

14070 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-4070 aztecrental.com

Full-service event rentals

Big Sky Rents & Events

100 Commerce St., Danville

434-822-1100 bigskyrents.com

Full-service event rentals

Grand Rental Station

1000 Vinyard Road, Vinton

540-343-1000 grandrentalvinton.com

Full-service event rentals

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Belle Garden Estate

1639 Poteet Road, Wirtz

434-406-0574 bellegarden-estate.com

Historic Colonial featuring acreage and mountain views

Bernard’s Landing Resort & Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-719-1031 bernardslanding.com

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

The Blackwater Creek Pavilion and The Blackwater House

405 Crenshaw St., Bedford

434-953-5672 iloveblackwatercreekcatering. com

Featuring Blackwater Creek Pavilion and Blackwater House, in addition to catering and event planning services

Burwell-Holland Homeplace

600 Jacks Mountain Road, Glade Hill

540-520-4307 burwell-hollandhomeplace.com

Historic brick federal home featured on the National Registry of Historic Places with spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views, a rustic cabin and an event barn

Early Inn at the Grove

50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount

844-327-5946 earlyinn.com

Historic Greek Revival home offering weddings for up to 200 people

Heath’s Waterfront Grill

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-632-0163 heathswaterfrontgrill.com

Restaurant at The Pointe at Mariners Landing, featuring separate banquet space for up to 150 people

Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery

1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

540-296-1393 smlwine.com

Outdoor setting overlooking the vineyard

Historic Avenel Plantation

413 Avenel Ave., Bedford

540-586-1814 historicavenel.com

Historic home that accommodates up to 300 for indoor reception, 80 for seated banquets and 400 with use of porches and grounds

Hot Shots

13360 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta

540-719-1547 smlhotshots.com

Outdoor pavilion available for weddings and receptions

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S M I T H M O U N TA I N L A K E R CEREMONY/RECEPTION VENUES Jake’s Place

1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta

Mariners Landing Resort 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Community & Conference Center Huddleston

540-297-4732 jakesplacesml.com

Casual lakeside restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating; docking facilities

540-297-4100 Lakeside ceremony services, indoor and weddingsatsmarinerslanding.com outdoor reception facilities, catering

Old Chapel Church

436 Old Chapel Road, Penhook

540-483-0687

1769 historic restored church for wedding chapel, extensive grounds for events

Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy., Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com

5-acre point surrounded by water with pavilion and docking

Ramulose Ridge Vineyards

3061 Hendricks Store Road, Moneta

540-314-2696 ramuloseridgevineyards.com

1,110-square-foot event space with full kitchen and fireplace; 1,100-square foot patio with fans, pergola and mountain views. 20-by-30-foot pavilion in vineyards

Seven Doors Winery

5800 Johnson Mountain Road, Bedford

540-589-9530 sevendoorswinery.com

Outdoor cedar wedding arbor, unique setting for unique ceremonies

Sierra Vista

6302 Forest Road, Bedford

434-841-2013 sierravistava.com

Outdoor wedding venue on 300 acres. Preevent accommodations available as well as a handcrafted barn that seats 150

The Bedford Columns

812 East Main St., Bedford

540-586-1407 thebedfordcolumns.com

Circa 1848 restored home can accommodate 200 guests; expansive patio with mountain views

The Blackwater Cafe

4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-4333 theblackwatercafe.com

Customizable gourmet menus, indoor and outdoor options, can accommodate up to 110

The Blue Lady

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-586-4622 On Facebook

Victorian home offering country to elegant weddings

The Depot

52 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-489-0948 depot@rockymountva.org

Main hall with kitchen can accommodate 93

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com

Custom gourmet menus, lakeside setting, wedding coordination

The Old Mill Farm Venue

3705 Chestnut Fork Road, Bedford

540-537-2886 theoldmillfarmvenue.com

Outdoor wedding venue on scenic former dairy farm; pond, barn, 1800s log cabin; covered facility can accommodate 300

The Pavilion at Black Water Junction

356 Bethel Lane, Union Hall

540-420-5625 thepavilionatbwj.com

Seats up to 200, plus outdoor patio, fireplace, kitchen, wifi and views

Peaks of Otter Lodge

85554 Blue Ridge Parkway, Bedford

866-387-9905 peaksofotter.com

Event venue, restaurant and lodging along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway

The Phoebe Needles Center

732 Turners Creek Road, Callaway

540-483-1518 phoebeneedles.org

Offering indoor and outdoor space for up to 150

The Stables at the Virginian

4495 Brooks Mill Road, Wirtz

540-521-9743 thevirginianatwestlake.com

Nestled on 40-plus acres, The Stables is a custom-built, 9,000-square-foot upscale western venue suitable for all types of events

Vinton War Memorial

814 E. Washington St., Vinton

540-983-0645

Owned and operated by the Town of Vinton that serves as a premier event venue

The Waterfront Country Club

275 Anchor Drive, Moneta

540-721-2653 smlweddings.com

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

The Water’s Edge Country Club

1825 Waters Edge Drive Penhook

540-576-1556 smlweddings.com

Event site, including upscale clubhouse, charming chapel or waterfront locations; variety of packages available

The Westlake

360 Chestnut Creek Drive, Hardy

540-721-3845 smlweddings.com

Ceremony & reception venue

Willow Creek Country Club

10500 Virgil H. Goode Hwy., Rocky Mount

540-483-0797 willowcreekva.com

Outdoor wedding venue or indoor for approximately 140 guests

Virginia Dare Cruises

3619 Airport Road, Moneta

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

Customizable services aboard a 19th-century replica side wheeler

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz

540-721-2759, ext. 0 skelton4hcenter.org

Full-service ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner venue; indoor or lakeside

Smith Mountain Flowers

1100 Celebration Ave., Suite 214, Moneta

540-297-6524 smithmountainflowers.net

Full-service florist. Floral arrangements, delivery

The Blue Lady

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-596-4622 On Facebook

Flowers and decorating services

The Cottage Gate

84 Westlake Road, Suite 13, Hardy

540-721-5622 On Facebook

Flower arrangements, decorating to fit any style, centerpieces

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G O W N S /A LT E R AT I O N S AmRhein’s

2740 Ogden Road, Roanoke

540-989-7100 amrheinshop.us

Full-service bridal shop

Affordable Home Outlet/A Shade Brighter

1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-297-6440 downtownmoneta.com

Mother-of-the-bride dresses and jewelry

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1170 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-297-7770 On Facebook

Bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride gowns, flower girl dresses, formal wear

Celebration Bridal and Formal

920 Main St., Lynchburg

434-237-5557 celebrationbridal.com

Full-service bridal shop

David’s Bridal

4873 Valley View Blvd., Roanoke

540-563-5800 davidsbridal.com

Full-service bridal shop

Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things at the Bride’s House

5325 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke

540-366-8360 promspageantsandprettythings. com

Full-service bridal shop; gown alterations and preservations

Dream Vacations

13840 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Suite C-1, Moneta

540-525-2004 mkauffman.dreamvacations.com

Destination weddings, honeymoon planning, vacation planning and consulting

Martin Travel

3615 Franklin Road, Roanoke

540-343-5400 martintravel.com

Vacation planning and consulting

Time Travel Biz

144 Shad Run Drive, Moneta

540-493-1220 timetravelbiz.com

Vacation planning and consulting

Touch of Paradise Travel

111 Saunders Point Road, Huddleston

540-293-1124 804-928-9283

Vacation planning and consulting

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Old Franklin Tpke., Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 On Facebook

Invitations

Print-N-Paper

70 Scruggs Road, Suite 104, Moneta

540-719-7277 printnpaper.com

Variety of invitations, programs

113 N. Bridge St., Bedford

540-586-1243 rapidprt.com

Invitations

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Rapid Printing

JEWELRY/WEDDING RINGS AmRhein’s

2740 Ogden Road, Roanoke

540-989-7100 amrheinshop.us

Fine jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands

Antique Mall at Mayberry

1170 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-297-7770 On Facebook

Jewelry, bridal gifts

Arthur’s Jewelry Inc.

111 North Bridge St., Bedford

540-586-8034 arthursjewelry.com

Fine jewelry, diamonds, Bedford Time Co. watches, custom design

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Market Place, Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 On Facebook

Bridal registry, wide array of gift items

Haywood’s Jewelers - Smith Mountain Lake

13020 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy

540-721-2210 haywoodsjewelers.com

Fine jewelry, bridal sets, watches, clocks and other gifts; Pandora and other select designers, custom design

Lyon’s Jewelers

1128 East Lynchburg-Salem Tpke., Bedford

540-586-5966 lyonsjewelers.com

Custom-designed jewelry

MUSIC Master Taylor Entertainment

Roanoke

540-314-6942 mteevents.com

Services include DJ, lighting, decor, coordinating and directing of weddings, corporate, social and school events

Quintessence Strings

Roanoke

540-772-0416

Customized classical ensembles

Sound Dawgs

Smith Mountain Lake

540-815-3379

Music for weddings, business events, lake parties, etc. Music from ’50s to present

Carter’s Merle Norman

400 Old Franklin Tpke., Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 merlenorman.com

Bride and bridal party makeovers

Diva Nails and Spa

14807 Moneta Road, Suite D, Moneta

540-296-0889 On Facebook

Full-service nail salon, skin care

Eric & Co. Premiere Salon

13860 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Suite 100, Moneta

540-721-7336

Full-service salon

Envi Salon

204 South St., Bedford

540-586-1983 On Facebook

Paul Mitchell Focus Salon focusing on creative haircare services, including color, cuts and facial waxing

Family Hair Care

11545 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy., Huddleston

540-297-5812

Full-service haircare services, nail-spa services, waxing and tanning

Hair Designs by Whitney & Brandy

1123 Celebration Ave., 104B, Moneta

540-297-2762

Formal hair styling and updos

Hairstyles by Lisa Ann

70 Scruggs Road, Suite 102, Moneta

540-358-0838

Full-service hair care

Hair Therapy by the Lake

16483 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-855-4881 On Facebook

Full service hair salon that features cuts, styles, color, highlights, updos, perms. For men, women and children. Facial waxing is also available.

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84 Westlake Road, #106, Hardy

540-597-8477

Full-service nail salon

Maven at the Lake Salon & Spa

Westlake Towne Center 84 Westlake Road Suit 112, Hardy

540-719-4247 mavenatthelake.com

Massage, waxing, wedding gift certificates

Mimi’s Nails and Spa

13697 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-719-3239

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

Modern Nails Spa

400 Scruggs Road, #1300, Moneta

540-719-1100

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

Oasis Salon and Spa

360 Old Franklin Tpke., Rocky Mount

540-482-0742 On Facebook

Full-service haircare services, nail care

taiBella Salon and Spa

13105 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Suite A-4, Hardy

540-719-1124 taibellasalon.com

Massage therapy, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing

True Organics

130 Scruggs Road, Suite 104, Moneta

540-719-8783 trueorganicsspa.com

Massage and pampering spa

PHOTOGRAPHERS/VIDEOGRAPHERS Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

434-665-4018 adambarnes.com

Fine art imaging for weddings and other special events

Christi Austin Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-451-1809 christiaustin.com

Weddings, portraits, boudoir

Audra Lynne Creative

Smith Mountain Lake

434-481-4716 audralynnecreative.com

Wedding, engagement and event photography

Dawn Rorrer Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-400-1546

Photography

Fire Away Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

fireawayphotography.com

Specializing in wedding photography, engagement and event photography

Heather Turner Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-814-2878 heatherturnerphoto.com

Weddings, engagements, portraits, children and family sessions, special events, boudoir

Jenny Marie’s Photographie

Smith Mountain Lake

cuqcakjen@aol.com jennymariesphotographie.com

Weddings, families, special events

Lesley Wray Photography

305 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-420-5151 lesleywrayphotography.com

Engagement sessions, bridal portraits, wedding day and other photography

Matt Ross Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-798-0822 mattrossphotography.com

Weddings, engagement, portraits, animals, landscapes, cuisine

Nicole Colwell Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-580-1021 nicolecolwellphotography.com

Wedding, engagement and events photography

Noah Magnifico Photography

Roanoke

540-382-1600 www.magnificophotography.com

Weddings, fun families & amazing portraits

Simple Times Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-204-2774 simpletimesphotography.com

Weddings, family portraits and events

Stephanie Klein-Davis Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-312-7752 klein-davis.photography

Wedding and event photography

Star City SkyCams

Blue Ridge

540-819-3473 starcity-skycams.pixels.com

Specializing in aerial HD photography and video, using state-of-the-art quadcopter technology

Stone Blue Productions Photo and Video

Bedford Hills, Lynchburg

434-420-2583 stoneblueproductions.com

Wedding and events photography; HD videography, custom paper products

Studio Belle Visage

3528 Hatchett Road, Penhook

540-576-2451 studiobellevisage.com

Studio and location engagement sessions, bridal portraits, wedding day photography collections

Taylor-Made Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-493-7267 mytaylormadephotography.com

Wedding photography

Bella Rose Plantation

1220 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg

434-933-3300 bellaroseplantation.com

Vintage plantation, romantic, historic three level mill house, brick mansion

Bernard’s Landing Resort & Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-719-1031 bernardslanding.com

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

Edo Grill and Sushi

1035 Mercantile St., Suite 104, 540-297-6888 Moneta

Seats up to 80 for Asian cuisine, including fresh sushi

El Toreno Mexican Restaurant Bar and Grill

40 Village Springs, Suite 14, Hardy

540-721-3821

Accommodates large groups; flat-screen TVs, full bar

Early Inn at the Grove

50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount

844-327-5946 earlyinn.com

Historical inn hosting weddings, receptions and private parties; overnight stays; catering

Heath’s Waterfront Grill

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-632-0163 heathswaterfrontgrilll.com

Located at The Pointe at Mariner’s Landing, accessible by land or water, offering fresh seafood, burgers and steaks.

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1760 N. Main St., Rocky Mount

540-489-5600 ippysrestaurant.com

Private banquet area available for up to 70; dinner options include steak, seafood and barbecue served with an array of sides, soups and salads

Jake’s Place

1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta

540-297-4732 jakesplacesml.com

Casual lakeside restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating; docking facilities

Joe’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

130 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-2422 joespizzasml.com

Italian-oriented food

Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4100 weddingsatmarinerslanding.com

Indoor and outdoor event locations; upscale atmosphere; lake and mountain views; versatile menu; off-site catering available

Mango’s Bar & Grill

16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-1632 mangosbarandgrill.com

Casual indoor/outdoor dining with full bar and stage for live entertainment

Seven Doors Winery

5800 Johnson Mountain Road, Bedford

540-589-9530 sevendoorswinery.com

Outdoor cedar wedding arbor, unique setting for unique ceremonies

The Bedford Columns

812 East Main St., Bedford

540-586-1407 thebedfordcolumns.com

Circa 1848 restored home can accommodate 200 guests; expansive patio with mountain views

The Blackwater Cafe

4730 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-4333 theblackwatercafe.com

Customizable gourmet menus, indoor and outdoor options, can accommodate groups up to 110

The Copper Kettle Co.

52 FirstWatch Drive, Moneta

540-912-0116 thecopperkettleco.com

Now in a new location at LakeWatch Plantation with the same menu of favorites, plus a few new ones

The Landing Restaurant

773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

540-721-3028 thelandingsml.com

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

The Waterfront Country Club

275 Anchor Drive, Moneta

540-721-2653 smlweddings.com

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

The Water’s Edge Country Club

1825 Waters Edge Drive, Penhook

540-576-1556 smlweddings.com

Full-service event site including sophisticated clubhouse, intimate chapel or waterfront location; variety of packages available

The Westlake

360 Chestnut Creek Drive, Hardy

540-721-3845 smlweddings.com

Ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner venue

Virginia Dare Cruises

3619 Airport Road, Moneta

540-297-7100 vadarecruises.com

Bridal showers, formal dinners, customizable range of services

Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria

16547 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-0000

Private room for up to 40 people, restaurant holds up to 150. Customized Italian menu

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz

540-721-2759, ext. 0 skelton4hcenter.org

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

T R A N SP O R TAT I O N Black Tie Trolleys

5106 Waterlick Road, Forest

434-933-3300 blacktietrolleys.com

Unique transportation, including trolleys, party buses

Executive Town Car & Limousine Service Inc.

616 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke

540-366-4644 etclimo.com

Limousine transportation services

Prestige Limousine & Shuttlebus

Roanoke

540-342-8049 prestigelimoinc.com

Limousine and shuttlebus transportation services

Spring Valley Farm

1190 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta

540-309-6884, 540-685-3249 svhorsefarm.com

Horse drawn carriages

TUXEDOS AmRhein’s

2740 Ogden Road, Roanoke

540-989-7100 amrheinshop.us

Tuxedo sales and rentals

Celebration Bridal and Formal

920 Main St., Lynchburg

434-237-5557 celebrationbridal. com

Full-service bridal shop

Davidsons

4235 Electric Road, Suite 103, Roanoke

540-774-1644 davidsonsclothing.com

Tuxedo sales and rentals

Men’s Wearhouse

4757 Valley View Blvd. NW, Roanoke

540-563-9860 tmw.com

Full-service men’s formal attire, children’s formal rentals

Mr. Tuxedo

5325 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke

540-366-8360 promspageantsandprettythings. com

Full-service bridal, preservations and alterations performed on site; tuxedo and suit rentals and sales

Everlasting Memories Event Planning/Brenda Taylor

3038 Sedgefield Road, Roanoke

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Full-service event planning

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Address

Phone/ Website

Channel Marker

Rates

Map ID

Units

(Pages 78-79)

Pets

Dock

Wi-Fi

(Tax not included)

BED & BREAKFAST INNS 215 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount

540-489-1893 airbnb.com

NA

NA

1 BR, 2 BR suites

No

No

Yes

$100-$150/ night

Bedford Landings

1995 Buccaneer Road, Moneta

540-488-4600 bedford landings.com

R20

D10

4 BR

No

Yes

Yes

$120-$200/ night

Belle Garden Estate

1639 Poteet Road, Hardy

434-406-0574 bellegarden -estate.com

NA

NA

3BR

No

NA

Yes

Call for rates

Cedar Pointe

216 Mountwood Drive, Huddleston

540-520-5868 cedarpointe bandb.com

W1

E12

2 BR suite

No

Yes

Yes

$175/night

Early Inn at the Grove

50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount

844-327-5946 earlyinn.com

NA

NA

5 BR or suites

No

No

Yes

$99-$189/ night

The Claiborne House

185 Clairborne Ave., Rocky Mount

540-457-0507

NA

NA

6 suites

No

NA

No

Call or email for rates

The Forget-Me-Not

733 Peaks St., Bedford

540-420-0703 forgetmenotbnb. com

NA

NA

1 BR suite

No

No

No

$125/night

The Inn on Avenel

416 Avenel Ave., Bedford

540-586-5978 innonavenel.com

NA

NA

4 BR

No

No

No

Call for prices

Vanquility Inn and Peaks View Cottages

105 Angus Terrace, Bedford

540-587-9113, 540-761-3652 vanquility acresinn.com

NA

NA

2 BR suite No plus 3 cottages

No

Yes

$100-$275/ night

G11

140

Yes

Yes

Yes

$20-$40/night $1,800$2,800/year

540-721-3866 blueridge G5 campground.com

G8

104

Yes

Yes

No

$35/night $2,500/year $25/night

Angle Guest House

CAMPGROUNDS Arrowhead Campground LLC

5625 Smith Mountain Road, Penhook

Blue Ridge 8131 Burnt Chimney Campground & Marina Road, Wirtz

540-420-7625

B1

Camp Karma LLC

2056 Stone Mountain Road, Bedford

540-297-5762, 540-297-5067 campkarma virginia.com

NA

NA

37

Yes

No

Yes limited

Eagle’s Roost Campground

15335 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-7381 smleaglesroost. com

R11

F11

125+

Yes

Yes

No

Halesford Harbour RV Park

540-297-9000 1336 Campers halesfordharbour. R28 Paradise Trail, Moneta com

C8

24 plus 1 lakeside cabin

Yes

Yes

Yes

$35-$75/night Call for longterm rates

Mitchell’s Point Campground

3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

F12

83

Yes

Yes

Yes

Annual lease

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

540-297-6066 1235 State Park Road, dcr.virginia.gov/ state_parks/smi. Huddleston shtml

R19

E10

70

Yes

Yes

Varies

Campsites $20-$35/night See website for cabin rentals

Red Valley RV Park

575 Red Valley Road, Boones Mill

540-537-2675

NA

F4

4

Yes

No

No

Call for rates

Sweetwater RV Park

4474 White House Road, Moneta

540-296-0522 sweetwater rvpark.com

NA

B10

24 plus 1 BR cottage

Yes

No

No

$25-$47/night $300 cottage

540-484-3980 mitchellspoint. com

C3

Call for rates

HOTELS/MOTELS Baymont by Wyndham

1730 North Main St., Rocky Mount

540-489-4000 wyndhamhotels. com/baymont

NA

NA

61

Yes

No

Yes

Call for rates

Camber Inn

200 McBride Lane, Gretna

434-656-9000

NA

NA

81

No

No

Yes

Call for rates

Days Inn

921 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford

540-586-8286 wyndhamhotels. com/days-inn

NA

NA

75

Yes

No

Yes

Call for rates

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Map ID (Pages 78-79)

Rates

Units

Pets

Dock

Wi-Fi

(Tax not included)

HOTELS/MOTELS Gills Creek Marina and Lodge

790 Fox Chase Road, Wirtz

540-721-2451 gillscreekmarina. com

G2

G9

4

Yes

Yes

Yes

$89-$129/ night $395-$695/ week

Halesford Harbour Inn

1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Moneta

540-297-9000 halesford harbour.com

R28

C8

25

Yes

Yes

Yes

$64-$170/ night

Holiday Inn Express Rooms & Suites

395 Old Franklin Tpke., Rocky Mount

540-489-5001 hiexpress.com

NA

NA

63

Yes

No

Yes

Call for rates

Lake Inn Motel

45 Enterprise Lane, Hardy

540-721-3383

NA

E7

60

Yes

No

Yes

$58-$86/ night

ML Hospitality

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4100, ext. 1 smlvaca.com

C6

E11

100

Yes

Yes

Yes

$99-$325/ night

Westlake Waterfront Inn

2050 Morewood Road, Hardy

540-721-3307 westlakewaterfront-inn. com

R37

D7

26

No

Yes

Yes

$60-$135/ night

17

No

Yes

Yes

$765-$3,100/ week

H O USE BOAT S Parrot Cove Boat Rentals & Sales

16441 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-5363 800-488-4516 parrotcove.com

R28

D7

RESORTS AND CONFERENCE CENTERS Bernardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing Resort and Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

800-572-2048 bernards landing.com

R11

F10

50

No

Yes

Yes

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

Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4100, ext. 1 smlvaca.com

C6

E11

100

Yes

Yes

Yes

$99-$325/ night

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz

540-721-2759 skelton4hcenter. org

B40

I7

93

No

No

Yes

$50-$100/ night

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CB Rentals & Sales

1027 Waterwheel Drive, Moneta

540-297-7000 cbrentals.com

R28

C8

75

Varies

Yes

Varies

$900-$5,200/ week

Lake & Land Property Rentals

16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Suite 17, Moneta

540-721-6005 rentalsatthelake. com

R28

C8

5

Varies

Varies

Varies

Visit website for rates

Lake Retreat Properties, Inc.

6760 White House Road, Huddleston

540-297-6002 lakeretreat.com

NA

C11

70

Varies

Yes

Varies

$480-$8,750/ week

Lakeshore Rentals & Sales

16483 Moneta Road #M, Moneta

540-297-5610; 800-572-6098 lakeshorerentals. com

NA

C8

60

Varies

Yes

Varies

$100-$500/ night $500-$2,500/ week

Long & Foster Vacation Rentals

14807 Moneta Road, Suite K, Moneta

866-395-2038 lfvacations.com

NA

E7

50

Varies

Yes

Varies

$750-$5,500/ week

ML Hospitality

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4100, ext. 1 smlvaca.com

C6

E11

100

Yes

Yes

Yes

$99-$325/ night

Smith Mountain Lake Properties

P.O. Box 50, Huddleston

540-797-0477 smithmountain lakeproperties. org

NA

NA

26

Yes

Yes

Varies

$70-$600/ night $850-$4,500/ week

RSI Rentals Inc.

16525 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-9797 rsirentals.com

R28

D7

60

Varies

Varies

Varies

$575-$4,500/ week

Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rentals Inc.

16483 Moneta Road, Suite M, Moneta

877-773-2452 smithmountain lakerentals.com

NA

C11

38

Varies

Yes

Varies

$500-$5,600/ week

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Address

Phone/ Website

Channel Marker

Map ID (Pages 78-79)

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Units

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Dock

Wi-Fi

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VAC AT I O N R E N TA L S - I N D I V I D UA L H O M E S Contentment Point

4331 Hales Ford Road, Moneta

540-425-4321 homeaway. com/218083

R28

C8

4 BR home

No

Yes

Yes

$220/night $1,495/week

Dream Come True

1141 Diane Drive, Moneta

336-337-0815 homeaway.com/ p157812

R20

D10

4 BR home with loft

Yes

Yes

Yes

$430-$450/ night $4,500/week

Enchanting Lakefront Cabin

1023 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

703-623-0463 smithmtn lakerentals.com

R1

E12

2 BR cabin

Yes

Yes

Yes

$225-$275/ night $1,000$1,600/week

Elegant Home

1012 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

703-623-0463 smithmtn lakerentals.com

R1

E12

3 BR home

Yes

Yes

Yes

$325-$450/ night $2,100$2,800/week

Hickory Hollow Log Home

1564 Homeplace Road, Bedford

540-586-2238 affordable bedford getaways.com

NA

NA

2 BR lodge

No

No

No

$1,000/ month

Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina. com

R8

G11

2

No

Yes

No

$129-$179/ night $799-$979/ week

Silver Bay View Cottages

111 Bay Terrace, Huddleston

434-953-6747 silverbayview. com

R1

E12

4

Yes

Yes

Yes

$780-$3,150/ week

Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge

300 Locust Lane, Penhook

540-565-0222 On Facebook

R6

G11

8

Yes

Yes

No

$89-$150/ night

Spike’s Prime Time Fishin’

4067 Hales Ford Road, Moneta

540-297-5611 spikesprime timefishin.com

R30

C8

2

Yes

Yes

Yes

$98-$338/ night $800-$1,950/ week

Spring Valley Cabins

1190 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta

540-685-3249, 540-309-6884 svhorsefarm. com/cabinrentals

NA

A7

5

Yes

No

No

$75/night

The Fox Home

110 Water’s Edge Lane, Moneta

homeaway. com/3935902

R27

D9

4 BR home

Varies

Yes

No

$375 average per night

Wind Rentals

Smith Mountain Lake

843-810-2076 windluxury properties.com

W1, R20, C6

F11

3 homes

No

Yes

Yes

Call for rates

TO BE INCLUDED: Information for the 2021 SML Lodging Guide was compiled from business submissions, Internet searches and SML Regional Chamber of Commerce records. To be added to the list for Laker 365 or next year’s Laker magazine, please email editor@ smithmountain laker.com.

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PLENTY TO DO Find more events in Laker Weekly and online at smithmountainlake.com

In January & February Disclaimer: The following events have been scheduled; however, it is best to confirm the date and time of these events with the specific venues before venturing out.

January 1 | Friday First Day Hike: Get outside on New Year’s Day and hike for free at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. There are three options: a 2-mile moderate hike on the Striper Cove/Walton Creek Trail, a 1.4-mile moderate hike along the Turtle Island Trail and a 1-mile moderate hike on the Beechwood Trail. Registration is required by calling 297-6066. Hikes begin at 1:30 p.m.

2 | Saturday Train Exhibit: See the trains at the Bedford Museum and Geneaological Library, 201 E. Main St., Bedford between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. $5 adults, kids admitted free. bedfordvamuseum.org Cowboy Christmas: Celebrate the season like a cowboy by taking a trail ride, decorating an evergreen tree with edible ornaments for wildlife and enjoying a dinner at the inn. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $66 per person. Reba Farm Inn an Saddle Soar Equitainment, 1099 Reba Farm Lane, Bedford. 586-1906

3 | Sunday L AST DAY Festival of Trees: The annual event features trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Vote for your favorite with $1 per vote. Proceeds benefit charities designated by the businesses. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road, Bedford. destinationbedfordva.com

7 | Thursday Red Cross Blood Drive: At Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 1447 Wirtz Road, Wirtz. 2 to 6 p.m. www.redcrossblood.org

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Shine Runners Pub Run Various locations A 3- to 5-mile run/walk loop starting from a local brewery. Various dates. More info: Shine Runners on Facebook.

7 | Thursday Shine Runners Pub Run: A 3- to 5-mile run/walk. Leaving from Chaos Mountain Brewing. Free. Bring a light. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook.

9 | Saturday L AST DAY The Art of the Quilt: On display through Jan. 9 at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville. Admission is free. Quilt artists from across the Southeast exhibit work in this biennial invitational exhibition, co-curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler and quilter Betty Blessin.

14 | Thursday Shine Runners Pub Run: A 3-mile run/walk on trails. Leaving from Hammer & Forge Brewing. Free. 6 p.m. Bring a light. Shine Runners on Facebook. Art Mends Hearts: Explore the

and Resources: Join Carilion Clinic Community Health Educator Betty Robertson and Carilion Clinic Teen Pregnancy Coordinator Brooks Michael for a discussion about the benefits of teens staying on a schedule, sleep habits, personal hygiene, promoting mental health and adolescent risk factors for this webinar. Register at 2666000. An adult will need to accompany any teen under age 18. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

15 | Friday

redcrossblood.org

Shine Runners Pub Run: A 3- to 5-mile run/walk. Leaving from Chaos Mountain Brewing. Free. Bring a light. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook.

11 | Thursday

21 | Thursday

Get Fit, Don’t Sit!: Join Carilion Clinic, in partnership with the Southern Area Agency on Aging, to learn about aerobic and muscle building exercises that are easy to do without expensive equipment in this virtual presentation. Contact Betty Robertson for details: communityhealtheducation@ carilionclinic.org or 484-8569

Shine Runners Pub Run: A 3-mile run/walk on trails at Brooks Mill Winery. Bring a light. Free. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook.

Shine Runners Pub Run: A 3-mile run/walk on trails. Leaving from Hammer & Forge Brewing. Free. 6 p.m. Bring a

John Waite with The Collective Bus: Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $27 general admission, $42 gold section, $90 meet and greet (does not include ticket)

benefits of making art, especially in today’s climate in this virtual presentation by Carilion Clinic and the Southern Area Agency on Aging. 10 to 10:30 a.m. Contact Betty Robertson for details: communityhealtheducation@ carilionclinic.org or 484-8569

February

Let’s Talk: Teen Health, Wellness

Red Cross Blood Drive: At the

Photo COURTESY MATT ROSS

Franklin County Family YMCA’s Smith Mountain Lake location, 293 First Watch Drive, Moneta. Noon to 5 p.m. www.

light. Shine Runners on Facebook.

4 | Thursday

18 | Thursday Shine Runners Pub Run: A 3-mile run/walk on trails at Brooks Mill Winery. Bring a light. Free. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook.

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OR DECADES NOW, I’VE been somewhat addicted to the avalanche of home and garden television shows that have sprung up across the networks. Any time of day or night you can find a plethora of house porn that focuses on topics such as buying and selling homes, flipping property, remodeling and decorating, mega mansions versus tiny homes, big city apartment living, modern farmhouse lifestyle, choosing fixer uppers or move-in-ready abodes. These shows all have their schtick: vacation home bargain hunting, firsttime home buyers and reshaping a rundown small town one remodel at a time are all common tropes. I do love to watch the property transformations, but what really keeps me coming back to new episodes and reruns are the show hosts and the people they support and inspire. Take, for example, a show that follows individuals as they take on the adventure of moving to a foreign country. I’m fascinated by this reoccurring couple: she’s a beautiful yoga instructor who wants to open her own studio and offer classes on the beach, and he’s charming, tall, dark and handsome, who dreams of opening a tiki bar. They’re moving to a Caribbean island and their budget is a cool $2 million. Wait, what?! Where does a 30-something, working-class couple get that kind of cash? Did they win the lottery or rob a bank? I’ve also developed a keen eye for which couples are going to “make it.” I’m no relationship expert; I’m the polar opposite of a relationship expert. However, for these reality show couples, there are often bright red flags waving right in their faces. If she wants charming, quiet countryside, and he’s looking for a downtown crash pad near the bars and night life, they’re going to struggle. I’ve watched a guy proclaim to a real estate agent that they will need at least five bedrooms for his dreams of a big family, and his wife looks right into

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