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Contents

68 Calendar 71 Just For Fun 72 Out & About 81 Dock Tale Hour

HOME & GARDEN

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Best of Smith Mountain Lake Our readers weighed in for our 19th annual awards and picked what they love most about the lake in 74 different categories. Starting on page 29. Food and Drinks 30 Businesses 34 Lifestyle and Activities 40

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LAKER WEDDINGS 2020

FIT AND HEALTHY

Western Chic at The Stables

Trainer Focuses on Core Concept

The Stables at the Virginian (shown) offers a unique wedding and event space at the lake. Wedding section begins on page 48.

Fitness expert Tracy Sisson uses a special machine to clients keep her clients strong and active. 42

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appy new year and welcome to a new decade, Smith Mountain Lake friends! While some of us (me) are scratching our heads and wondering where the time went, others are looking forward to embracing exciting new

opportunities. At long last, after months of waiting, we have your Best of SML Award winners in 74 different categories. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for their favorites! If you’re planning your upcoming nuptials, don’t miss our feature about The Stables at the Virginian, the lake’s newest venue that features an upscale, western theme. There’s also our annual wedding guide, which offers listings of everything from caterers and chauffeurs to transportation and tuxedos. And if you have out-of-town friends and family visiting, our lodging guide can be handy for planning, too. If you’re one who likes to make resolutions at the beginning of each new year, check out Dock Tale Hour and get a new perspective that could turn out to be a fun way to look forward to the future. From all of us at Laker magazine, Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you around the lake.

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Laker Magazine took a recent tour of the lake area’s newest wedding and special events venue, The Stables at the Virginian. The space was designed to take advantage of natural light and the amazing views of the countryside. Page 48.

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Carolyn Crabtree 540.520.2486

Dana Montgomery 540.314.1798

Alice Newbill 540.263.3555

Pete Roberts 540.525.4510

Genie Rust 540.529.3575

Michelle Turner 540.309.1265

Jeannie Villwock 540.529.0212

Margaret Crayé 540.484.3234

Sylvia McDowell-Kent 540.529.7631

Van Casteel Daniel 540.493.8659

Adam Lynch 540.420.8657

Eric Fansler 540.871.8655

Tim Massey 540.420.6864

As a part of the Smith Mountain Lake community for more than 30 years, our agents’ mastery of the local market will surely find you the property of your dreams. Call or visit us today and work with consistent leaders in sales and service, backed by a company you can trust.

SmithMtnLake.com | 540-721-8659

Tom Fansler 540.871.8355

Jan McGraw 540.400.9882

Vicki Millehan 540.520.2401

Xan Pilgrim 540.226.9504

Carolyn Pruett 540.493.1919

Debbie Shelton 540.797.3177

Jada Turner 540.263.0202

Kimberly Willard Waters 540.798.3151

Parker Waters 540.400.2681

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All seems calm and quiet on the lake in this snowy scene. Winter is an excellent time to get outdoors and explore all that the lake has to offer without the hustle and bustle of summer.

Writers

CREATIVE DESIGNER

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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Margaret Crayé 540.484.3234

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As a part of the Smith Mountain Lake community for more than 30 years, our agents’ mastery of the local market will surely find you the property of your dreams. Call or visit us today and work with consistent leaders in sales and service, backed by a company you can trust.

Genie Rust 540.529.3575

Jeannie Villwock 540.529.0212

Tom Fansler 540.871.8355

Jan McGraw 540.400.9882

Vicki Millehan 540.520.2401

Xan Pilgrim 540.226.9504

Carolyn Pruett 540.493.1919

Debbie Shelton 540.797.3177

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Kimberly Willard Waters 540.798.3151

Jada Turner 540.263.0202

Parker Waters 540.400.2681

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

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This month, Joe and Bonnie Conradi (6) set the record with a 4,700-mile trip to Budapest, Hungary.

1. great lakes Dick West and Fran Burns took a cruise on the Victory I on the five Great Lakes. One of the adventures was passing through the locks at Sault Sainte Marie that connects Lake Superior to the lower lakes. 2. ireland Michele and Rob Bartsch took a trip to Ireland last July with the Laker. This picture was taken on Aran Island, the smallest island off the coast of Ireland.

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3. maine Scott and Nancy Ayers went to Grand Lake Stream, Maine, to fly fish for smallmouth bass out of a 20-foot canoe on Third Machias Lake in May. 4. alaska John and Nancy Horton of Huddleston, along with their daughter’s family, Jared, Kim, Carly and Allison Adams, took an Alaskan tour and cruise in July. They took this photo in front of one of the many glaciers they saw on their trip. 5. peru Lake Titicaca’s floating islands were one of many stops during a 13-day motorcycle adventure through Peru for Alan and Jean Frederick. It is the highest elevation navigable lake in the world at 12,500 feet.

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6. europe Joe and Bonnie Conradi took a Viking Grand Europe river cruise starting in Budapest, Hungary and ending in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 7. california With granddaughter, Violette, Janis and Gary Erickson took a trip to San Francisco and stopped for a photo at the Golden Gate Bridge.

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS! Take the Laker with you on your next adventure and email us your photo with a famous landmark, unusual attraction or stunning scenery. Submit to letters@smithmountainlaker.com. Don’t forget to leave your magazine behind so others can discover Smith Mountain Lake! SMITHMOUNTAINLAKE.COM

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8. ENgland Pictured at Land’s End, Bob and Molly Banta went to England and toured the Cotswolds, visited the Tate Gallery in St. Ives, viewed King Arthur’s Round Table in Winchester, visited Winston Churchill’s home in Chartwell and the Churchill War Museum in London. 9. czech republic Sandra Wesson Miller (left), her parents, Beth and Wayne Wesson, and brother, Troy Wesson, traveled to Prague for a week in July.

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10. turkey Mary and Bill Roethlisberger took a trip to the Greek and Roman Ephesus and enjoyed the place where Paul, the Apostle, and John, the Disciple, lived and preached.

13. south dakota Rick and Pam McKown, Breda McAuliffe and Earl Mannoia took the Laker to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in August.

11. alaska Carole and Wayne McRae and Nola and Jim Kelley took an Alaskan cruise. Their first port-of-call was Ketchikan.

14. florida Chetta Worley visited daughter Logan Worley in Palm Harbor. She holds a copy of the Laker that includes the story of Tugly, a boat owned and restored by Chetta’s husband, Mike.

12. france Cindy and Bill Regan took the Laker on their Avalon river cruise in June, from Paris to Normandy to attend the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

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The Smith Mountain Lake Specialist. Steven McDaniel

4 LAKEFRONT ACREAGE LOTS

STARTING AT $57,500 for 3.04 Acres with 230’ of Shoreline, 3.17 Ac for $89,900, 3.35 Ac for $119,000, 3.42 $149,900 Dock Permits and Soil Work complete. 9.9 Acres $289,900 (3 Lots) Financing Available. MLS 863146

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Great Location to Westlake, Shopping and Dining, Area of New Homes, Public Water and Sewer, Beautiful New Lake Home with Covered Dock, Large Great Room with Fireplace and Open Custom Kitchen, Spacious Master Suite, Two Large Guest Rooms, Double Garage. Fantastic Price $649,500. MLS 859716

Enchanting “Nantucket” Lakefront Home

Nestled on a Point Lot with 242’ of Gentle Shoreline. Great Room with Stone Fireplace, Custom Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops, Beautiful Breakfast Bay, Entry Level Master Suite, Lots of Guest Rooms for Family and Friends, Family Room with 2nd Kitchen and Bar, Game Room, Two Workshops, Covered Porch overlooking the lake, Covered Boatdock with Cabana, Sandy Beach w/Firepit. MLS 861017.

LAKE LOTS FOR SALE

• Waterfront Lot with 276’ of Shoreline • 1.89 Acres, Common Pool & Tennis • $119,500, MLS 860042 Beautiful Lake Lot with Double Dock Located in a newer subdivision of Custom homes. Public Water and Sewer, Front Lawn maintenance included in HOA Dues. Deep Water, Great Location, $229,500. MLS 856466

Affordable Lake Cottage with Views $299,900

Situated on a gentle sloping lake lot with beautiful wide water views. One level with Great room and a full length Sunroom overlooking the lake. MLS 864553

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SHORELINES Home & Garden

Author Brie Arthur is at the vanguard of the “foodscaping” movement, which combines plants that are easy on the eye with ones you want to eat.

Edible Arrangements Story and Photography by catriona tudor erler

IT’S ALL IN THE GARDEN

Brie Arthur’s front garden in spring includes two beautiful swaths of emmer wheat intermingled with self-sown larkspur and poppies. Arthur is pioneering the idea of growing grains in the garden as both ornamental and edible plants.


SHORELINES Home & Garden

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e c e l e b r at e amber waves of grain in the stirring anthem “God Bless America,” but few people have celebrated those life-giving grains by growing them in their home gardens. Enter Brie Arthur, one of the people in the vanguard of the new movement to expand the palette of plants we grow, adding both the beauty and the benefits of edible crops, including grains, in our personal landscape. In a system Arthur calls “foodscaping,” ornamental trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials are mixed with edibles, including grain crops such as wheat, barley, oats, rye, corn, millet and sorghum. In her first book, “The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden,” Arthur explains, “Inspired by Rosalind Creasy and her Edible Landscaping books, I set out to create a suburban yard that was both bountiful and beautiful despite

my tight budget and concerns about my homeowner’s association’s (HOA) covenants.” To her surprise a year after planting her first foodscape garden, she received her neighborhood’s Yard of the Year Award. “It was an empowering moment when I realized we can develop a balance between ornamentals and edibles and meet the landscape guidelines set by HOAs,” she wrote. When they’re grown among other garden plants, grains have a special beauty we overlook when they’re farmed en masse over acres of land. The seed heads of barley and wheat have an art deco pattern and tidiness about them that is extraordinarily beautiful. Amaranth and sorghum produce ornamental plumes that wave in the breeze. Implementing the techniques of foodscaping not only is a wonderful adventure in a new way to garden, it also carries many personal and environmental benefits. In Arthur’s case, she is able to grow of much

EDIBLE GARDENING EVANGELIST

Brie Arthur is the author of “The Foodscape Revolution” and “Gardening with Grains.” She’s the face of a movement that encourages mixing edibles with ornamentals in the garden.

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of the food her family needs, saving on her budget, as well as her peace of mind. She knows that the food she’s eating was grown without harmful chemicals and from seeds that have not been genetically engineered into a “Frankenfood.” “Ninety percent of the corn on the market is GEHR (Genetically Engineered for Herbicide Resistance),” Arthur said. To avoid that, grow your own. She adds that growing your own food “also reduces food miles (the measurement of the fuel it takes to transport food from a distant farm to the consumer) and makes the landscape a more biodiverse habitat for insects, birds, butterflies, turtles, frogs and mammals.” For those living at the lake where distances to shops are great, harvesting from your garden rather than the grocery store can save a lot of driving. It’s a win-win proposition.

Two Seasons, Year-Round Interest arthur manages her garden by changing plants twice a year in a cool season/warm season cycle. To prepare for the new season’s crops, she uses a gas mower with a spinning blade to down the leaves and

A PRIVATE EDEN

The “walls” of this private garden room are fruiting blueberry shrubs and rows of potted indeterminate tomatoes that grow tall and continue to fruit until frost cuts down the plants. The celosia growing in the fire pit will bloom in bright red “flames,” giving the effect of a fire on hot summer nights without the added heat. Emmer wheat, also known as farro, is an ancient grain that is prized for its low gluten content. It gives good yields even in poor soils, and is resistant to fungal diseases.

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spent plants, including perennials, such as phlox, which self-sow every year. She leaves the chopped biomass in place to feed the soil. “I used to spend hours pulling out all the plants and hauling them away,” Arthur said. “Now I can do the job in 45 minutes.” As an added bonus, with all the left-behind organic material, her soil gets better every year. She may add a thin layer of mulch on top for the sake of looking tidy, but the new plants will be covering the ground in just a few weeks. Her cool season tasks begin around Thanksgiving when she adds an organic fertilizer to the soil to feed the soil microbes, thus resulting in healthier plants. She warns that using fast-acting products such as Miracle-Gro is like eating a Snickers bar. It provides quick energy, but no sustainable nourishment. When the soil is ready, she plants cool season greens and vegetables such as arugula, lettuce, kale, celery, beets and cabbage varieties. In December (Arthur lives near Raleigh, North Carolina — a climate not too different from ours) she plants barley, oats, wheat and rye intermingled with cool season flowers such as poppies, larkspur and nigella, which she also sows from seed. Those annuals will wait through winter and begin sprouting in time to blend attractively with the grains. Around mid-June, Arthur switches to warm season crops. After harvesting the grain seeds and mowing down and chopping up the plantings (with the mower) and adding organic fertilizer, she plants heat-loving crops such as rice, corn, sorghum, millet, sunflowers, sesame, okra, eggplants and other vegetables, including tomatoes, zinnias, cleome, cosmos, marigolds and coleus (to save money, she propagates her coleus from last year’s plants). Other beneficial plants to include are umbels — plants with umbrella-like, spreading flowers such as carrots, celery, cilantro, dill and fennel. These all are food for both people and pollinators. She edges her beds with plants that deer and other pests dislike. Deer avoid the pungent garlic odor and flavor; it also deters in-ground pests, such as moles and voles. Potatoes, arugula and dwarf basil are two bushy plants that look pretty in

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What to Plant

Brie Arthur’s Best Plant Buddies Through trial and error, Arthur has discovered unexpected plant combinations that are both beautiful and mutually beneficial. Here are a few:

mahogany leaves and seed spikes of chartreuse edible rice) and ‘Carolina Gold’ (medium-grain rice that was a staple in South Carolina from the late 18th century).

• Tomatoes with Callicarpa americana (our native beautyberry): The beautyberry is an excellent support to the tomatoes, and the eye-catching purple berries in fall extend the garden season.

• Buckwheat and Agastache foenicalum (anise hyssop): The buckwheat blooms early with white and pink flowers. Both are excellent plants for pollinators.

• Blueberries with Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower): Arthur’s preferred blueberry is ‘Powder Blue’, which produces medium-sized, firm, flavorful fruit.

• Barley and Baptisia australis (false indigo): Arthur calls barley the queen of all the grains because of its beautiful upright stalks.

• Sorghum bicolor with Joe Pye weed and sunflowers: Arthur recommends planting this tallgrowing combination at the back of the border.

• Emmer aka farro wheat and Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’ (garden phlox): Emmer is an ancient wheat strain that is lower in glucose than modern forms. Arthur explains that modern wheat has 42 chromosomes, a lot for bodies to digest.

• Rice and Fothergilla: Arthur recommends upland rice varieties that do not require saturation such as ‘Black Madras’ (dusky, deep

• Corn ‘Glass Gem’ with butterfly week (Aesclepias tuberosa), blue flase indigo (Baptisia australis), Phlox and Salvia

Further Reading • Learn more about mixing vegetables, fruits, grains and ornamental plants in your garden with Brie Arthur’s books:

The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden

Gardening with Grains: Bring the Versatile Beauty of Grains to Your Edible Landscape

By Brie Arthur

By Brie Arthur

St. Lynn’s Press. 192 pages. Hardcover. $21.95

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the garden, but also deter deer and rabbits. (Arthur grows more than 100 pounds of potatoes along a foundation landscape edge. When she harvests the tubers, she leaves the smallest ones in the ground for next year’s crop. She is never without homegrown, organically raised potatoes.) The larkspur that makes the garden an enchanting place to be in the cool season time of the garden also is poisonous to deer. If you have enough of it on your property, she said, they’ll stay away. BEAUTIFUL AND TASTY

Hardy banana with larkspur (top); Garden Tower® with tomatoes (center left); artichokes are tasty and pretty; and potato (bottom) makes an excellent edging plant.

One of Arthur’s favorite summer crops is tomatoes. She grows hundreds of plants, most heirloom varieties you won’t find in grocery stores. One of her favorites is ‘Cream Sausage’, a bush variety that fruits prolifically all at once. The 3-inch-long, sausage-shaped fruit has an ivory-yellow skin and a sweet, yet slightly tangy, acidic flavor that Arthur calls “incredible.” Her preferred tomato seed source is Seeds by Design, which sells improved heirlooms selected for disease resistance and good fruiting. She tucks the tomatoes in the garden borders, grows them in special planting towers and uses rows of indeterminate varieties growing in pots as portable walls to screen parts of the garden. By early August, she has hundreds of pounds of tomatoes, which she serves at an annual Tomato Tasting Fundraiser party she hosts in her garden. Her guests consume gallons of Bloody Marys mixed with freshly harvested heirloom tomato juice; pounds of bacon, lettuce and heirloom tomato sandwiches; and pizzas topped with homemade, garden-grown tomato sauce and homegrown basil pesto. Although her garden is not without some work, Arthur has developed techniques to make it efficient and she still has time to write books, entertain and enjoy other aspects of life. Her reward for her time spent cultivating garden is a bounty of edibles that are beautiful, as well as nutritious.

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Pictured: Local “Elves” Chanlin and Chalis Philips

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A good time was had by all as Brad Eames (Executive Chef) Best Chef of SML and Ray (Ray Ray) Wilson (Sous Chef) churned out many dishes for all to enjoy. While Melanie and Ashlee turned out the drinks from behind the bar, Andrea, Michael, Dexter and Keifer took orders, ran food and cleared tables.

On Dec. 3, Napoli Cowboy Restaurant held its second annual Anniversary/Customer Appreciation/Toys for Tots Drive. The first year 367 toys were collected with a goal of raising 500 toys this year. To the restaurant’s surprise, the Marines informed them there were 631 toys collected. The Toys for Tots Coordinator Sgt. Irving Alvarez was assisted by Sgt. Tofstad, HM2 Gordon and two local elves, Chalis and Chanlin Philips. As Ray and Sue Wilson greeted each person arriving, the Toys for Tots Team collected the toys and placed them on and around the stage. Everyone received a raffle ticket for each toy donated. Then guests were free to enjoy an array of culinary delights and tasty drinks from their mixologists, while listening to the duo, Entwined. At the end of the event, raffle tickets were drawn and 71 items were given out. The final three were pairs of airline tickets, won by Rusty Smith, Sam Hurt and Joyce Spencer. Napoli Cowboy thanks The Willard Companies, AllCore360, YMCA, Performance Food Group (PFG), US Foods, Dale Wilson, Danville Distributing, Valley Distributing, Robin Cellars, The Harvester, Capps, Hot Shots, Alease Dudley and Christy Aud for their contributions to raffle prizes.

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Food & Drink nnGold

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BEST CHEF nnBrad Eames, Napoli Cowboy ooMichael Liga, The Blackwater Cafe and Waller Perrow, Waller’s (TIE)

ppSonny D, The Copper Kettle Co. Honorable mention: Bruno Silva, The Landing Restaurant, Adam Morse, The Landing Restaurant

best caterer nnNapoli Cowboy ooWaller’s ppFarmhouse Catering & Meals to Go

Honorable mention: The Blackwater Cafe, Ippy’s Restaurant, Adell’s Catering

best restaurant service nnNapoli Cowboy ooSmith Mountain Lake Coffee House ppWaller’s Honorable mention: The Blackwater Cafe, CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant

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best Sandwich/deli nnNapoli Cowboy

ooSmith Mountain Lake Coffee House ppCJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop Honorable mention: Waller’s, Moosie’s Hawk’s Country Store & Deli

best Salad nnNapoli Cowboy ooSmith Mountain Lake Coffee House ppWaller’s Honorable mention: Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, The Blackwater Cafe, CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop

best wings nnNapoli Cowboy ooWaller’s ppMagnum Point Marina & Restaurant

Honorable mention: Jake’s Place, Ippy’s Restaurant, Portside Grill and Bar

best pizza nnNapoli Cowboy ooBenny Adelina’s ppMagnum Point Marina & Restaurant

Honorable mention: New York Pizza, Pizza

Pub, Jake’s Place

best burger nnNapoli Cowboy ooWaller’s ppMagnum Point Marina &

best steak nnNapoli Cowboy ooThe Blackwater Cafe ppIppy’s Restaurant

Honorable mention: The Blackwater Cafe,

Honorable mention: The Landing Restaurant, Olde Liberty Station, Casa d’Amici

Restaurant

Hot Shots Bar & Grille, Jake’s Place

best breakfast nnNapoli Cowboy ooSmith Mountain Lake Coffee House ppOld Oak Cafe Honorable mention: CJ’s Coffee and

Sandwich Shop, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, Hawk’s Country Store & Deli

best lunch nnNapoli Cowboy ooSmith Mountain Lake Coffee House ppWaller’s Honorable mention: CJ’s Coffee and

Sandwich Shop, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, Old Oak Cafe

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Food & Drink nnGold

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best seafood nnNapoli Cowboy ooWaller’s ppThe Blackwater Cafe

best frozen treats nnHomestead Creamery ooDairy Queen ppSweet Frog

Honorable mention: The Copper Kettle

Honorable mention: CJ’s Sandwich and

best place to come by boat nnWaller’s ooSmith Mountain Lake Coffee House ppMagnum Point Marina & Restaurant

Co., Ippy’s Restaurant, The Landing Restaurant

Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Boat, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant

Honorable mention: The Copper Kettle Co., The Landing Restaurant, Jake’s Place

best Asian fare nnPeking Chinese Restaurant ooEdo Grill and Sushi ppTeriyaki House

best bakery/sweet treats nnSmith Mountain Lake Coffee

best bar atmosphere nnNapoli Cowboy ooWaller’s ppMagnum Marina & Restaurant

Honorable mention: China City

best italian fare nnNapoli Cowboy ooTuscan Tavern ppCasa d’Amici Honorable mention: Vinny’s Italian Restaurant, Joe’s Pizza, The Landing Restaurant

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ooNapoli Cowboy ppCJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop Honorable mention: The Blackwater Cafe, The Kupkakery, Homestead Creamery

best coffee nnSmith Mountain Lake Coffee House

ooCJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop ppNapoli Cowboy

Honorable mention: Jake’s Place, Mango’s Bar & Grill, The Landing Restaurant

best cocktail nnNapoli Cowboy ooWaller’s ppThe Blackwater Cafe Honorable mention: Table 50, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, Jake’s Place

Honorable mention: Dairy Queen, Old

best MEXICAN fare nnCancun Mexican Restaurant and Grill

ooEl Toreno ppEl Rio Mexican Grill Honorable mention: Mexico Viejo Tequila Bar, Mexico Viejo, Mi Patron

Oak Cafe, Waller’s

best outdoor dining nnMagnum Point Marina & Restaurant

ooWaller’s ppJake’s Place Honorable mention: The Copper Kettle

best short order grill nnNapoli Cowboy ooWaller’s ppThe Westlake Honorable mention: CJ’s Coffee and

Sandwich Shop, Cannaday’s Sav A Bit, Hot Shots Bar & Grille, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant

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best wine selection nnNapoli Cowboy ooHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery ppThe Blackwater Cafe Honorable mention: Diamond Hill General Store, The Landing Restaurant, Kroger

best winery nnBrooks Mill Winery ooHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery ppPippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Honorable mention: Ramulose Ridge Vineyards, Chateau Morrisette

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Businesses nnGold

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AW

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Best Place to Buy a Boat or Personal waterCraft nnHughes Marine Service ooBayside Marina and Yacht Club ppBridgewater Marina & Boat

Rentals & Webster Marine Center (TIE)

Honorable mention: Bittinger Marine and Automotive Center, Conrad Brothers Marine, Magnum Boating Inc.

Best Fishing Charter nnCapt. Tom’s Striper Guide Service ooClint’s Striper Guide Service ppKenny’s Striper Guide Service Honorable mention: The Shad Taxi, Capt. Bert’s Fishing Charters, Capt. Dale Wilson

Best dock builder nnTurner’s Building ooDillon Docks ppSmith Mountain Dock Builders Honorable mention: Plyler Homes & Docks, M.H. Eades, Dock Solutions

BEST new business (opened in 2019) nnTwisted Scissors Hair Studio ooSmith Mountain Lake Coffee House ppMoneta Smoke & Vape Honorable mention: Bittinger Automotive and Marine Center, Westlake Computer Services, Lietz Electric

nnAbsolute Collision of SML ooWestlake Automotive Services ppJ&R Towing & Recovery Honorable mention: Bittinger Marine and Automotive Center, Peters Auto Service, TNT Auto Body Repair and Service Centers

BEST customer service nnSML Hearing Center ootaiBella Salon & Spa ppSmith Mountain Lake Coffee

BEST marina nnGills Creek Lodge & Marina

Honorable mention: By Design Interiors, Waller’s, Designer Solutions

Honorable mention: Bridgewater Marina &

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ooMagnum Point Marina ppBayside Marina and Yacht Club Boat Rentals, Crystal Shores Marina

Best home builder nnTBS Construction ooFloyd Enterprises ppM.H. Eades Honorable mention: Keith Caron Construction Co., Designer Solutions Construction Division, Milstead Construction

Best Real Estate Company nnLake Retreat Properties ooWainwright & Co. Realtors ppReMax Lakefront Realty Honorable mention: Long & Foster Realtors, Town & Country Realty, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate

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Businesses nnGold

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Best Place to Buy Home Decor/Furnishings nnBy Design Interiors ooDesigner Solutions ppAntique Mall at Mayberry

Honorable mention: Reg Anderson, Dana Montgomery, Phyllis and Casey Johnson

Honorable mention: Envisions Flooring & Interiors, Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies, Interiors By Kris

Best Landscaping and Lawn Care nnD&P Landscaping ooTop Notch Lawncare ppSouthern Landscape Group

Best Interior Design nnBy Design Interiors ooDesigner Solutions ppEnvisions Flooring & Interiors

Best Plumber nnSouthern Trust Home Services ooSteve Musgrove ppJacob Chittum Honorable mention: Archie’s Plumbing, Layman Electric & Plumbing Inc., Wisler Plumbing Inc.

Best electrician nnNaz Electric ooSouthern Trust Home Services ppJacob Chittum Honorable mention: Layman Electric & Plumbing, Gary Williams Electric, Lietz Electric

Best Heating/Ventilation/ Air Conditioning nnDavis Heating and Air ooSouthern Trust Home Services ppCundiff Heating and Air Honorable mention: McKinney Heating and Air, Commonwealth Heating and Air, Johnston Cooling and Heating

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Best Realtor/ Real Estate Agent nnGlenda McDaniel ooKelly Drinkard ppSusan Wilson

Honorable mention: GA’s Lawncare, Lakescapes Nursery, Seven Oaks Landscape & Hardscape

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Honorable mention: Interiors By Kris, P.A.C. Interiors

Best General Contractor nnF&S Building Innovations ooTBS Construction ppA Level Above Construction Honorable mention: Keith Caron Construction, Bob Riddick Home Services, Designer Solutions Construction Division

Best Place to Buy Clothing and Accessories nnThe Southern Goat ooBridgewater Sportswear ppBelk Honorable mention: The Cottage Gate, Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies, Affordable Home Outlet

Best Place to Buy Jewelry nnHaywood’s Jewelers ooCarter’s Fine Jewelers ppThe Cottage Gate, Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies, Southern Goat (TIE)

Honorable mention: Gifts Ahoy

Best Place to Buy a Gift nnThe Cottage Gate ooGifts Ahoy ppMama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies Honorable mention: Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery, Carter’s Fine Jewelers, Smith Mountain Flowers

Best Place to Buy a SML Souvenir nnBridgewater Plaza ooGifts Ahoy ppMama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies Honorable mention: The Cottage Gate, Hickory Hill Vineyards, Gills Creek Marina

Best Place to Buy art nnGoose Creek Studio ooArtfully Framed at the Lake ppArt Visions Gallery & Mama Ann’s Gifts & Goodies (TIE)

Honorable mention: CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop, The Little Gallery

Best Hair Salon nnTwisted Scissors Hair Studio ootaiBella Salon & Spa ppEric & Co. Premiere Salon Honorable mention: Alease Salon, Emma Williams, Maven at the Lake Salon & Spa

Best NAIL Salon nntaiBella Salon & Spa ooModern Nails ppEric & Co. Premier Salon Honorable mention: Mimi Nails, Lake Nails, Diva Nails

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Businesses nnGold

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Best Skin Care or Day Spa nnMaven at the Lake Salon & Spa ooSerafina Day Spa ppTrue Organics

Best Law Firm nnColey Law Firm ooGilbert, Bird, Sharpes & Robinson ppVogel & Cromwell

Best Hearing Center nnSML Hearing Center ooConnect Hearing

Honorable mention: Oasis Salon & Spa, Carilion Clinic Dermatology, RidgeView Dermatology

Honorable mention: Bill Stanley, Daniel F. Layman Jr., Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis

Best bank nnBank of Botetourt ooBB&T ppAmerican National Bank & Trust

Best Place to Work Out nnBody Shoppe Fitness ooUnderground Fitness ppCarilion Wellness Westlake Honorable mention: SML YMCA, Franklin County Family YMCA, Jazzercise

Best Pet Grooming/ sitting/Boarding Service nnDogGone Gorgeous ooBark Avenue Grooming ppWestlake Veterinary Medical Center

Honorable mention: Smith Mountain Lake Animal Hospital, Clip and Dip, All American Kennels

Best Physician nnDr. George Chaconas ooTara Stone, N.P. ppDr. John Merten Honorable mention: Dr. John Boone, Dr. Susan Funk, Dr. Tiffany Powell

Best Dentist nnDr. Bryan Sicher ooDr. Vishal Shah ppBlue Ridge Dental

Best insurance agent nnHogue Insurance Agency ooPhil Hager Insurance Agency ppDon Evans Honorable mention: Simmons Insurance Agency, McCall Insurance Agency, Virginia Farm Bureau

Best Photographer nnJollyJen Photography ooNicole Colwell Photography ppTaylor-Made Photography Honorable mention: Heather Turner Photography, Fire Away Photography, i snap joy

Best Place to Stay Overnight nnGills Creek Lodge & Marina ooBedford Landings Bed & Breakfast ppThe Omni Homestead Resort Honorable mention: Bernard’s Landing, Halesford Harbour, Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center

Honorable mention: Atlantic Union, Carter Bank and Trust, MemberOne Federal Credit Union

Best Financial Planner nnAmy Stone ooFaber CPA Firm, LLC ppMike Grisetti Honorable mention: Chris Gibson, Stephen Stilwell, Steven Agee

Best Place to Buy Window Coverings nnBy Design Interiors ooDesigner Solutions ppBlinds & Beyond, Envisions Flooring & Interiors (TIE)

Best Thing Not on the List nnThe Pavilion at Black Water Junction

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Best Place to Take a Visitor nnNapoli Cowboy ooBlack Water Junction Wake Park ppWaller’s Honorable mention: Bridgewater Plaza, Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hickory Hill Vineyards and Winery

Best Kid/Family Outing nnBlack Water Junction Wake Park ooWaller’s ppNapoli Cowboy Best Club or Civic Organization nnLake Christian Ministries ooSML Good Neighbors ppFriends of SML State Park

Best Place to Watch a Sunset nnHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery ooOn the water ppGills Creek Marina

Honorable mention: Sew Sisters, Smith Mountain Arts Council, Agape Center

Honorable mention: Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, Waller’s, Lands End Circle

Honorable mention: Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Booker T. Washington National Monument

Best Local Band nnWilly Nilly

ooThe Ryan Greer Band ppMended Fences Honorable mention: 89 Proof, Black Collar

Best Charity Event or Service Project nnSML Charity Home Tour ooOsprey 10K/5K Run/Walk ppGamefest, Lyrics on the Lake (TIE)

Best Place to Meet New People nnNapoli Cowboy ooWaller’s ppHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery

Honorable mention: SML Wine Festival, SML Good Neighbors Summer Enrichment Camp, Westlake Towne Center tree lighting

Honorable mention: Chaos Mountain Brewing, CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop, The Waterfront Country Club

Best Annual Community Event nnTake Pride in SML Clean-up Day ooSML Wine Festival ppPirate Days

Best Historical Site nnBooker T. Washington National

Honorable mention: Christmas boat parade, Westlake Towne Center tree lighting, SML Charity Home Tour

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Best Place to Hear Live Music nnWaller’s

ooHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery ppMango’s Bar & Grill Honorable mention: Harvester Performance Center, Hot Shots Bar & Grille

Best Place to Play Golf nnHot Shots Bar & Grille ooWillow Creek Country Club ppThe Westlake Honorable mention: The Waterfront Country Club, Hanging Rock Golf Club, Mariners Landing Golf & Country Club

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Fitness expert Tracy Sisson uses a special machine to clients keep her clients strong and active. Story by Anne reynolds Photography by jen chaconas, jollyjen photography

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tracy sisson is pretty sure she can help you feel better. A personal trainer with more than 30 years of fitness industry experience, Sisson is the owner of Body Shoppe Fitness near Westlake Corner. When her family moved to the lake area four years ago, she brought her expertise to a new fitness home. With a bright, comfortable space clients can work, privately or in a small group setting, toward their personal fitness goals. In the past year, Sisson has added a new element to studio’s offerings with the purchase of an AllCore360 machine, which allows her clients to concentrate on the muscles at the very core of their bodies. “Your core is everything,” Sisson said, “your abdominals, your low back, your side muscles and all the little muscles that support your spine.” Core muscles start


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A workout session takes about 10 minutes to complete, and many users, including Ann Long, come dressed in their everyday attire. At left: Trainer Tracy Sisson embraces client Jerry Clapper.


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Tracy Sisson helps Preston MIchael get strapped into the AllCore360 for his workout.

Learn More Body Shoppe Fitness is at 130 Scruggs Road, near Westlake Corner. More information about the AllCore360 is available by contacting Tracy Sisson at 721-1200 or by visiting www. allcore360.com/ sml.

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“All movement either starts in your core or passes through it. If your core is more stable and more balanced, then your movements are more effortless while producing the same outcome.” T R A C Y S I S S O N

directly under our chins and extend all the way to the end of our torsos, she said. They are responsible for posture and balance, as well as strength, and a stronger core has benefits for a whole range of activities. The AllCore360 machine was developed by a chiropractor, Dr. Scott Bertrand, following his own painful rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury. It is designed to offer clients, at any level of fitness, the chance to engage and strengthen more than 50 different core muscles through isometric contractions. When Sisson learned about the AllCore360 machine, she said she knew that it would be a good fit for the popula-

tion at Smith Mountain Lake. “I thought we had the right people,” Sisson said. “Adults who are super active: they’re still playing tennis, playing pickleball. They like to play golf, they’re paddle boarding, they kayak, they bike, and they want to continue to do those things.” Core strength, she said, makes all of these activities easier and more enjoyable. “All movement either starts in your core or passes through it,” Sisson added. “If your core is more stable and more balanced, then your movements are more effortless while producing the same outcome.” Another benefit is that the machine

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works for all fitness levels. “You don’t even have to be a regular exerciser to use it and reap the benefits,” Sisson said. “Because the workout is customized for each individual, the AllCore360 has a positive impact on the fitness levels of everyone from sedentary individuals to professional athletes.” Altogether, a workout session on the AllCore360 takes just minutes to complete. “It’s so non-invasive in your life,” Sisson said. “It takes 10 minutes. You can do it in your street clothes. People come in, they do their 10-minute session, and they’re out.” Atlanta’s Shepherd Center was the first to get the AllCore360. There, the machine helps with the rehabilitation of patients recovering from severe spinal injuries. Clemson University has also installed an AllCore360 as part of its training regimen for athletes. Two other machines are in Virginia — one in Charlottesville and another in Harrisonburg. To get an idea of how the machine

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works and what it can offer, Sisson offers three free sessions to clients. As a follow-up after that, she recommends that clients come in three times a week for the initial three-month program. Many of Sisson’s clients have recently made their 100th ride on the machine. In the year that Body Shoppe Fitness has offered the AllCore360, more than 3,000 rides have been completed, she said, with many regulars using it as much as three times per week. This attests to the versatility of the workout, as well as its efficacy. “Everybody’s a little bit different,” Sisson said. “They’re all here for a different reason. We have some folks who have had multiple back surgeries, spinal fusions, and traditional core training is painful, it’s prohibitive, they just can’t do it. It just becomes a perpetual, ‘I have pain so I can’t move, I don’t move because I have pain,’ and it gets worse.” The benefit for Sisson is hearing clients talk about how diminished their pain is. “It’s wonderful when somebody can perform a little bit better or hit the golf ball a little bit further, but when somebody comes in and hasn’t been sleeping well for a couple of years because they have pain? And now that’s gone? That’s pretty serious,” she said. “That’s the good stuff right there.”

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CORE CURRICULUM

The AllCore360 offers clients the chance to engage and strengthen more than 50 different core muscles through isometric contractions. Clients, including Jerry Clapper (below left), can sign their names on a board beside the machine after completing their 100th ride.

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On the following pages is everything you need to start planning the wedding of your dreams at Smith Mountain Lake. From gowns to jewelry, transportation to tuxedos, there’s a local vendor for every part of your special day.

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Exposed wood beams mix with sparkling crystal chandeliers at the recentlyopened The Stables at the Virginian.

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The upscale venue resembles a stable and sits on 41 acres near Westlake Corner. The western theme includes icons like the 1800s-era horse-drawn buggy (above) and small touches, like horse-head door pulls (left).

With a vision for what The Stables would look like, the couple enlisted the help of Eric Buck of Comprehensive Home Design to create blueprints. From there, Dennis Cooper of Cooper Contractors helped make their dream a reality. Whenever they could, they hired local businesses — Randy Hodges for excavating the land, Billy Dudley for plumbing installation and John Ward, who polished and stained the

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property where guests can also mingle. venue’s concrete floors to give them a leather appearance. Anchored at the other end of the venue is a 600-squareThe space is ideal for hosting wedding receptions, family foot room that can be used by families of the bridal party reunions, retirement parties and other gatherings for up to to relax and congregate before a ceremony begins. A trio of 200 guests, Strain said. windows, including ones that look outside toward the front With oversized sliding doors, the main entrance of The of the property and others that provide a birdsStables opens into a grand hall that features a eye view of the grand hall below provide abundant 40-foot ceiling, rich wooden accents and sparkling HIS & HERS natural light. The space is well-appointed with crystal chandeliers. Baker consulted with Nancy The bridal suite deep, comfortable couches, oversized chairs and Daniel of King’s Chandelier Co. of Eden, North (top left) is imbued with colorful Brazilian cowhides that serve as area rugs. Carolina on selecting just the right lighting and softer, lighter When not used for weddings, the room, which suitable fixtures for The Stables. “For me, lighting touches, while is wired and equipped with the latest technology, is decor,” Baker said. the gentlemen’s quarters is ideal for hosting smaller events such as corpoAdjacent to the grand hall with custom metal (bottom left) rate board meetings or organizational get-togethgates are five separate rooms that resemble horse have a sharperers, Strain said. stalls, suitable for smaller, more intimate gatheredged cowboy feel. Dual walkways that overlook the grand hall ings. The stalls also provide access to a covered, connect the saloon and the gathering room. A outdoor patio that provides sweeping views of the Gentleman’s Quarters for the groom and his groomsmen to countryside. use before the nuptials is on this level and decorated with “It’s a special space for guests to gather and enjoy the furniture and accessories that give the space a masculine beautiful views,” Strain said. edge. A separate Bridal Suite is decorated with delicate, femiOn the upper level of The Stables is the Longhorn saloon, nine touches, including a fluffy white sheepskin rug, natural a western-style bar, built by Rich Cole of Wirtz, complete lighting and comfortable furniture. with locally crafted wooden tables and high-top barstools, While just about every inch of the 9,000-square-foot made by woodworker Billy Sebestin of Rocky Mount. space is photo-worthy, The Stables would not be complete Just off the bar area is a spacious deck overlooking the

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without its 1800s-era horse-drawn buggy and a fully restored 1880s Clockwise from Mitchell Wagon — both of which top left: A lounge can be used as backdrops for photoarea. Horse graphs. “It’s an authentic carriage with stalls for smaller gatherings line the all original paint,” Strain said of the main ballroom. Mitchell Wagon. A western-style By partnering with area vendors, bar leads to a deck overlooking including wedding officiants, florists, the property. bakers and Center Stage Catering, The A second-floor Stables helps couples easily navigate balcony rings the ballroom. Steer’s planning their wedding. “We’re going horns hang over to be partnered with all those folks the bar, which was exclusively,” Strain said. “So no worbuilt by Rich Cole of Wirtz. ries for the bride; we’ll have all the tools put into place.” As finishing touches were made to the venue before the start of the New Year, Baker said other projects, including a ceremony space, a reception pavilion and a fire pit, among others, are in the works. “This is pretty much our first phase,” she said. SPACE TO MOSEY

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At t e n d a n t / Pa r e n t G i f t s 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

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

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 General Store

213 Scruggs Road, Moneta

540-721-3009 generalstoresml.com

Laser engravings, local food items, local artists, quilting notions, engraved and personalized items

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

540-719-0281 13105 Booker T. Washington usalpacacompany.com Hwy., Hardy; Morewood Road, Hardy (farm) 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

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

Southern Gypsy Cakery

16483 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-915-4678 On Facebook

Custom cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies and pastries

The Blue Lady

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-586-4622 On Facebook

Wedding and special event cakes

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BUSINESS Blue Ridge Catering Center Stage Catering Diamond Hill General Store

ADDRESS 522 Salem Ave., Roanoke 17 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount 1017 Diamond Hill Road, Moneta

Farmhouse Catering and Meals 13300 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta to Go Early Inn at The Grove Heath’s Waterfront Grill

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50 Floyd Ave., Rocky Mount 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston 13360 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta 1760 N. Main St., Rocky Mount 140 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

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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

1000 Vinyard Road, Vinton

540-343-1000 grandrentalvinton.com

Full-service event rentals

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C erem o n y / R ece p ti o n V e n u es 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

Featuring Blackwater Creek Pavilion and 434-953-5672 Blackwater House, in addition to catering and iloveblackwatercreekcatering.com 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

Jake’s Place

1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta

540-297-4732 jakesplacesml.com

Casual lakeside restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating; docking facilities

Mariners Landing Resort Community & Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

540-297-4100 weddingsatsmarinerslanding.com

Lakeside ceremony services, indoor and 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

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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, 540-589-9530 Bedford sevendoorswinery.com

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 Pheobe 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

Southern Roots

400 Scruggs Road, Suite 1100, Moneta

540-814-0604 southernrootssml.com

Silk flower arrangements, decorative accessories

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

Outdoor cedar wedding arbor, unique setting for unique ceremonies

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F lowers / D ecor a t i n g

Gowns / Alter a t i ons 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

Antique Mall at Mayberry

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

540-366-8360 promspageantsandprettythings. com

Full-service bridal shop; gown alterations and preservations

Proms, Pageants and Pretty Things 5325 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke at the Bride’s House

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Honeymoon Planning 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

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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

Rapid Printing

113 N. Bridge St., Bedford

540-586-1243 rapidprt.com

Invitations

J e w e l r y / W e dd i n g R i n g s 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

Emma Williams Hair Studio

13699 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Suite 206, Moneta

540-719-2217

Full-service hair care

Eric & Co. Premiere Salon

13351 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy

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

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.

Lake Nails

84 Westlake Road, #106, Hardy

540-597-8477

Full-service nail salon

Maven at the Lake Salon & Spa

Westlake Towne Center 84 540-719-4247 Westlake Road Suit 112, Hardy 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

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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

P h oto g r a p h e r s / V i d e o g r a p h e r s

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, Moneta

540-297-6888

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.

Ippy’s Restaurant

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, 540-589-9530 Bedford sevendoorswinery.com

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Fine art imaging for weddings and other special events

2 0 2 0

434-665-4018 adambarnes.com

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Outdoor cedar wedding arbor, unique setting for unique ceremonies

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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

Tuscan Tavern

16483 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-8900

Full bar, Italian-style dinner venue; call for availability

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 rt a ti 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

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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at Black Water Junction

540-420-5625 356 Bethel Lane, Union Hall 24176

Complete Bridal Party Services & Group Treatments For Special Occasions

Best Nail Salon

Best Hair Salon & Best Customer Service

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BUSINESS

ADDRESS

PHONE • WEBSITE

CHANNEL MARKER

MAP ID (PAGES 78-79)

UNITS

PETS

DOCK

WIFI

RATES


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Bed & Breakfast Inns Angle Guest House

215 Claiborne Ave., Rocky Mount

540-489-1893 airbnb.com

NA

NA

1 BR, 2 No BR suites

No

Yes

$100$150/night

Bedford Landings

1995 Buccaneer Road, Moneta

540-488-4600 bedfordlandings.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, 540-520-5868 Huddleston cedarpointebandb.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 theclairbornehouseva.com

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 vanquilityacresinn.com

NA

NA

2 BR suite No plus 3 cottages

No

Yes

$100$275/night

540-420-7625

B1

G11

140

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

Blue Ridge Campground & Marina

8131 Burnt Chimney Road, Wirtz

540-721-3866 blueridgecampground.com

G5

G8

104

Yes

Yes

No

$35/night $2,500/ year

Camp Karma LLC

2056 Stone Mountain Road, Bedford

540-297-5762, 540-297-5067 campkarmavirginia.com

NA

NA

37

Yes

No

Yes

$25/night

Eagle’s Roost Campground

15335 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston

540-297-7381 smleaglesroost.com

R11

F11

125+

Yes

Yes

No

Call for rates

Halesford Harbour RV Park

1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Moneta

540-297-9000 halesfordharbour.com

R28

C8

24 plus 1 lakeside cabin

Yes

Yes

Yes

$35-$75/ night Call for long-term rates

Mitchell’s Point Campground

3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

540-484-3980 mitchellspoint.com

C3

F12

83

Yes

Yes

Yes

Annual lease

1235 State Park Road, Huddleston

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

R19

E10

70

Yes

Yes

Varies

Red Valley RV Park

575 Red Valley Road, Boones Mill

540-537-2675

NA

F4

4

Yes

No

No

Call for rates

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Smith Mountain Lake State Park

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

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5625 Smith Mountain Road, Penhook

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B10

24 plus 1 BR cottage

Yes

No

No

$25-$47/ night $300 cottage

NA

NA

61

Yes

No

Yes

Call for rates

434-656-9000

NA

NA

81

No

No

Yes

Call for rates

921 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford

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

NA

NA

75

Yes

No

Yes

Call for rates

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 halesfordharbour.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, 540-721-3307 Hardy westlake-waterfront-inn.com

R37

D7

26

No

Yes

Yes

$60-$135/ night

Parrot Cove Boat Rentals & Sales

16441 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

D7

17

No

Yes

Yes

$765$3,100/ week

Sweetwater RV Park

4474 White House Road, Moneta

540-296-0522 sweetwaterrvpark.com

Baymont by Wyndham

1730 North Main St., Rocky Mount

540-489-4000 wyndhamhotels.com/baymont

Camber Inn

200 McBride Lane, Gretna

Days Inn

NA

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Hotels/Motels

H o u s e b o at S 540-721-5363 800-488-4516 parrotcove.com

R28

R e s o r t s a n d C o n f e r e n c e C e n t e rs Bernard’s Landing Resort and Conference Center

775 Ashmeade Road, Moneta

800-572-2048 bernardslanding.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

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No

No

Yes

$50-$100/ night

V a c a t i o n R e n t a l C o mp a n i e s 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

540-297-6002 lakeretreat.com

NA

C11

70

Varies

Yes

Varies

$480$8,750/ week

Lake Retreat Properties, 6760 White House Road, Huddleston Inc.

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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 smithmountainlakeproperties. org

Varies

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

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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 smithmountainlakerentals.com

NA

C11

38

Varies

Yes

Varies

$500$5,600/ week

Contentment Point

4331 Hales Ford Road, 540-425-4321 Moneta 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 smithmtnlakerentals.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 smithmtnlakerentals.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 affordablebedfordgetaways. 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, 540-297-5611 Moneta spikesprimetimefishin.com

Spring Valley Cabins

V a c a t i o n R e n t a ls - I n d ivi d u a l H o m e s

Yes

Yes

1190 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta

540-685-3249, 540-309-6884 NA svhorsefarm.com/cabin-rentals

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 windluxuryproperties.com

W1, R20, C6 F11

3 homes

No

Yes

Yes

Call for rates

TO BE INCLUDED Information for the 2020 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@smithmountainlaker.com.

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

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3- to 5-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Two options: Chaos Mountain Brewing or Twins Creeks Distillery. Shine Runners on Facebook

free blood pressure screening At Stepping Stone Mission, 1105 N. Main St., Rocky Mount. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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junior sisk Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $22 advance, $27 day of show sml photo club meeting This club is dedicated to improving the photography skills of its members and is open to any skill level. 7 to 9 p.m. Moneta/ SML Library. Free

immersive guided imagery & music Connect

with your own deepest wisdom through a music-evoked imagery journey. 6 to 8 p.m. Also held Feb. 3 and March 2. $60 for all three sessions or $20 per class. Bower Center for the Arts. Register at bowercenter.org/

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Smith Mountain Lake State Park’s Discovery Center to enjoy hot cocoa and treats. Free. 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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new year’s day open house Bring the family to

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New Year right with a free, 1.5mile hike at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston. Go on your own or with a ranger along Walton Creek/Striper Cove trail. Dress for the weather, including proper footwear, and bring water. The first 150 visitors will receive a free bumper sticker. 1 to 2:30 p.m.

classes

shine runners pub run

T U E S D AY

first day hike Kick off the

3 FRI.

Jan. 25) A themed exhibit featuring works from area artists that centers around a very controversial and important topic. Bower Center for the Arts. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free

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W E D N E S D AY

immigration (Through

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100+ women who care - sml member impact meeting An organization of

local women dedicated to making a difference in the community through collective giving to local nonprofits is hosting its member impact meeting at Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Guests are welcome. More information at www.facebook. com/wwc.sml

shine runners pub run

3-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Hammer & Forge Brewing. Shine Runners on Facebook

trip to nc museum of art Take a trip to see Frida

Kahlo and Scott Avett exhibits at the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh. Bus leaves Piedmont Arts, Martinsville at 8 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Trip includes transportation, admission and lunch. $70. piedmontarts.org

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TUESDAY

11 torn paper snow people At Bower Center for

the Arts. Create snow people from torn paper. 1 to 4 p.m. $65. For ages 18 and older. All materials provided. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

�a hot night in january� with crawford & power

Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $17

SUN .

12 cooking with chef bruno silva At The Landing

ricky skaggs & kentucky thunder

Restaurant. This class will focus on cooking healthy but delicious food. $75, includes food, instruction, recipes and wine. 540721-3028, thelandingsml.com

JAN. 12 Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $38.50 general admission, $54.50 gold section

15 weaving three-day workshop (Through Jan. 17) WED .

At Bower Center for the Arts. For ages 13 to 18. Learn to make a handwoven scarf. Each session is 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $350. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

THURSDAY

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

citizen cope (Solo acoustic)

Performance Center. 8 p.m. $34.50 general admission, $54.50 gold section

18 firefall Live music at SATURDAY

15 shine runners pub run

rage Live music at Harvester

artspiration Spend studio

rhonda vincent & the

Photo courtesy of harvester performance center

(Through Jan. 22) At Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. Using hands-on collaboration, design-thinking and business planning to help grow creative communities and economies. $50. Registration required. piedmontarts.org

21 mipso With Bridget Kearney TUESDAY

FRIDAY

reception to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit by Tawny Chatmon. Free and open to the public. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. 276632-3221

20 air shift workshop M ONDAY

17 OPENING RECEPTION: TAWNY CHATMON A

focus on creativity with digital photography At Bower

Center for the Arts. For ages 13 to 18. A workshop to provide exercises to strengthen your visual expression. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $50. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $48 general admission, $63 gold section

time with artist Karen Despot and fellow students. Bring your own supplies. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. Registration required. Also on Jan. 30. 276-632-3221, piedmontarts.org

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $38 general admission, $58 gold section

and Benjamin Lazar Davis. Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $17 in advance, $20 day of show

Introduction to pottery & ceramics Learn

and explore the wonderful world of clay at Bower Center for the Arts. For adults only. Weekly Tuesday class through Feb. 25. 10 a.m. to noon. $130. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

mosaics basics Learn three

different techniques: direct, direct using mesh and double reverse at Bower Center for the Arts. Materials fee: $35 due first day of class; $150 for the class. Two class times to choose from: 2 to 4:30 p.m. or 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

learn to play guitar or bass For ages 5 and older at

Bower Center for the Arts. Weekly 30-minute private sessions each Tuesday between 4 and 9 p.m. $85. Call 540-586-4235 to select a lesson time. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

knitwits Beginner knitting for adults at Bower Center for the Arts. Each Tuesday through Feb. 25. 6 to 8 p.m. $60. Register at bowercenter.org/classes salsa dancing For adults only at Bower Center for the Arts. Each Tuesday for five weeks from 6 to 7:15 p.m. $130. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

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Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $37 general admission, $49.50 gold section

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shine runners pub run

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shine runners pub run

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free blood pressure screening At Stepping Stone Mission, 1105 N. Main St., Rocky Mount. 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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the daily show writers comedy tour Meet the

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3- to 5-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Two options: Chaos Mountain Brewing or Twins Creeks Distillery. Shine Runners on Facebook

comics behind the jokes at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $42 general admission, $47 day of show

daddy daughter dance Arrive in style on the red carpet and be treated to a fun night of dancing at Piedmont Arts, Martinsville. 6 p.m. $20

cooking with chef bruno silva At The

Landing Restaurant. This class will focus on cooking seafood. $75, includes food, instruction, recipes and wine. 540-721-3028,

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

the seldom scene Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $35.50 general admission, $38.50 day of show the robey family (and friends) Live music at

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $19 general admission, $22 day of show

mike doughty Live music at Harvester Performance Center’s Landing Pad Stage. 8 p.m. $22 in advance, $27 day of show

trampled by turtles With Upstate. Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $31.50 general admission, $36.50 day of show cooking with chef bruno silva At The Landing

Restaurant. This class will focus on cooking Peruvian cuisine. $75, includes food, instruction, recipes and wine. 540-721-3028, thelandingsml.com

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Restaurant. This class will focus on cooking pasta. $75, includes food, instruction, recipes and wine. 540721-3028, thelandingsml.com

the earls of leicester

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $24

SUN,

SUN.

26 cooking with chef bruno silva At The Landing

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(Through Jan. 26) A two-day workshop at Bower Center for the Arts to introduce the properties of metal clay and the basics of how to form, fire and finish fine silver jewelry. Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Materials fee: $75. Class: $100. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

davy knowles Live music at

3-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Hammer & Forge Brewing. Shine Runners on Facebook

S AT U R D AY

introduction to silver metal clay jewelry

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S AT U R D AY

S AT U R D AY

Performance Center. 8 p.m. $42 general admission, $62 gold section

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

shine runners pub run

F.

25 poco Live music at Harvester

sml photo club meeting

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TH.

FRI.

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $27 general admission, $42 gold section

3

an evening with art garfunkel Live music at

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $74.50 general admission, $94.50 gold section

FRI.

24 chad prather Comedy at

”love makes the world go round!” torn paper hearts Create torn paper

hearts at Bower Center for the Arts in this class for ages 15 and older. $65 includes class instruction and materials. Register at bowercenter.org/arts

T H U R S D AY

3-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook

show. Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $27 general admission, $37 gold section

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joan osborne Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $47 general admission, $62 gold section

FRI.

shine runners pub run

doug stone Acoustic

MON.

Center for the Arts. Classes are six weeks. 6 to 8 p.m. Materials fee: $20 payable on the first day of class. Class is $130. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

February

10

TH.

pottery with bea At Bower

Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 7:30 p.m. $22 in advance, $24 day of show

TU.

T H U R S D AY

Bower Center for the Arts, is for people with experience in mindfulness meditation who are looking for dedicated time and space to continue to practice. Weekly classes each Thursday from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. $40. Register at bowercenter.org/ classes

thelandingsml.com

legacy motown revue

M.

23 immersive mindfulness meditation This class, at

1 S AT U R D AY

the Arts, learn to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. $40. Register at bowercenter.org/classes

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WED.

22 zentangle: the art of creating beautiful images At Bower Center for

shine runners pub run 3-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Shine Runners on Facebook


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1 Extra NHL periods 4 Official order 9 Prefix suggesting savings 14 Weightlifting units 18 Like a nonexistent chance 19 Provides an excuse 20 Queen Amidala’s “Star Wars” home 21 Rink move 22 Christmas buy 23 When the Commodore 64 computer was released 26 Clean Air Act org. 27 Eye drop 28 Looks for prints 29 Driveway hoops game 30 World capital since 1931 34 Bart Simpson’s grandma 35 One might be slipped 36 California’s Santa __ River 37 Character who said about her father, “Yet he hath ever but slenderly known himself” 40 Amigo of Fidel 43 Doctrines 47 Tennis great 50 Hood 52 1982 Physical Tour singer 57 Corrida participant 58 Bug 59 Novel makeup 60 Prey for a Hauskatze 61 Starchy roots 62 Card game shout 63 “Cotton Candy” jazzman 64 Defeat 65 Low-pH stuff 67 “Excuse me ... “ 74 Son of Seth 75 “Gigi” playwright 76 Assures, as a win 77 Cal Poly campus site, initially 78 Zoo features 81 “Beloved” novelist Morrison 82 Lab dish eponym 83 Give the chance to 84 Word on a bill 85 What a shutout lowers 89 Place to get a lift 91 Aspiring atty.’s exam 92 Sushi roll wrap 93 Camera move 94 Ahead 96 Personal quirk 98 Org. giving G’s and R’s 102 Declines 104 Capital near Siena College 110 Stiller’s partner 112 Lucas droid 114 Quick reminder 115 Hindu title 116 Highest grossing movie of 1980, with “The” 120 X, at times 121 Cut out 122 Attach with twine 123 Unsettling looks 124 Bread grain 125 Living __ 126 Professional gps. 127 One of the vitals 128 With 87-Down, fairly

6 Andorra’s region 7 Op. __ 8 Half a fly 9 Ho-hum feeling 10 Type of salad 11 Parting words? 12 Quaffs with punch 13 Massage reaction 14 Ersatz silk 15 Tool for removing broken screws 16 Seats arranged in rows 17 Shrub with a purple fruit 19 Chip in a pot 24 Baseball Hall of Famer Roush 25 Beachwear for the immodest 31 Lowest multiple of CLI that fits in this space 32 Thunderstruck 33 Creator of the GOP elephant 34 “Death in Venice” author 38 Freudian topics 39 “Dilbert” cry 41 Subway fare? 42 God with a quiver 44 Drawing tools 45 First quarterback to exceed 5,000 passing yards in a season 46 Derisive sounds 48 Superfamily including gibbons 49 Makes into law 51 German town 52 “Movin’ __”: ‘70s-’80s sitcom theme song 53 “Smallville” character 54 Horror film helper 55 O.T. queen 56 Artful dodge 61 More under the influence 64 Soccer great Messi

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Coffee with a Cop

1. Holly Willoughby, Capt. Duane Amos (center), Capt. Justin Sigmon

Members of the community were invited to have conversation and coffee with Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton and law enforcement personnel at Coffee with a Cop at Carilion Wellness Westlake on Dec. 3. The event is one of several that the sheriff’s office holds throughout the year at various locations in the county.

3. Betty Bridges (left) and Katie Tate

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2. H.L. Nolen (left) and J.P. Nolen 4. Pete Burrows (from left), Erik Mollin and Harry Simmerman

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Want to be caught Out & About? Check out our September/October calendar starting on Page 68 and be sure to visit smithmountainlake.com — we just might see you at the next Smith Mountain Lake event!

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Westlake Towne Center Tree Lighting

1. Sam Winkler and Mary Houseman, dressed as reenactors 2. Archie Musgrove (left) and Milton Smith 3. Brian and Barbara Belcher 4. Kathy and Dave Petroski

The annual tree lighting event at Westlake Towne Center on Dec. 5 included Santa arriving by fire truck, live Christmas music, photos with Santa, crafts and entertainment for the kids, ponies and a live Nativity.

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Visitors to Trinity Ecumenical Parish took a step back in time during the annual Living the Nativity event. The guided, interactive journey took place in the church parking lot and retraced Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. 1. Lucy Smith (from left), Jackie Stanley, Mary Hamlin, Nancy King and Linda Worman served as costumed guides during the event. 2. Joe Seagle (from left), Liz Burt, Sharon Pafford, Nan Jones and Dan Jones dressed as shepherds. 3. Mark Watkins (from left) with his camel, Benjamin Lawrence and Bob McMican as the prophet. 4. Roman soldiers were Mark White (from left), John Snidow and Chuck Hitzemann. Photos karen dillon

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Old Virginia Christmas The annual event at Booker T. Washington National Monument featured living history interpretive programs an tours, children’s activities, live music and light refreshments. 1. Kevin Phifer (left) and Paul Marx 2. Dymphna Schad (left), Spencer Schad, Alex Schad (back) and Gail Schad 3. Lynn Hall (from left), Christie Hall and Brian Bell 4. Renee Bowman with Malia and Bryce

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Jan./Feb. 2020 Smith Mountain Laker magazine  

Jan./Feb. 2020 Smith Mountain Laker magazine  

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