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Lakeside Encore After decades performing and recording with the biggest names, Sue Halloran and Ken Hitchcock are still making beautiful music together in retirement at SML. 36

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Ciao, Y’all! Napoli Cowboy’s unique mix of Italy and Texas keeps fans saddling up for more. 28

LAKE & GARDEN

Non-Native No-No’s How to wage war against the silent invasion of invasive species. 22

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Laker Weddings Guide 2019

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Everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams at Smith Mountain Lake! • Married at the Lake Feature 56 • How to Choose a Photographer 64 • SML Vendor List 70 • Guest Accommodations 78

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Whether you’re going for rustic charm or fairytale elegance, there are planners, caterers, event spaces and photographers for every dream and every budget at the lake. Check out our Laker Wedding section beginning on page 56.

appy New Year, Laker friends! It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, but as my dad used to say, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” No sentiment is more true than living here at Smith Mountain Lake. On page 36, meet Ken Hitchcock and Sue Halloran, one of those couples who are doing just that — having fun in their retirement — while making beautiful music together. Speaking of music, did you vote for your favorite music venue and your favorite band, among other favorites on our Best of SML Awards ballot? We have the winners in all 75 categories starting on page 42. Also, being that this is our wedding issue, we meet some newlyweds who used the backdrop of Smith Mountain Lake to make their day extraordinarily special. Finally, would you believe that we’re already looking forward to summer? It’s true. And if you have any story suggestions for us, we’d love to hear from you. Just drop us an email to editor@ smithmountainlaker.com.

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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, Bob and Lisa Pisone set the record with a trip to Bali, Indonesia, a distance of about 10,260 miles from Smith Mountain Lake.

1. indonesia Bob and Lisa Pisone took the Laker to the Bali Island province of Indonesia. While there, they spent a week exploring, cooking and relaxing while enjoying the island’s stunning landscape and culture. The photo was taken at the Four Seasons Resort in Jimbaran Bay.

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2. belize In July, Roy and Carol Brooks traveled to Placencia, Belize, to deliver school supplies to several schools as part of the Bookbag Santa program. They also enjoyed snorkeling, touring Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit and visiting one of the schools for lunch. 3. SCANDINAVIA On their recent Scandinavian trip, Lori and Sam Gillespie, new residents of The Waterfront, visited Nyhavn in Copenhagen and also brought the Laker to Oslo and Stockholm. 4. germany Jaime and Jamie Brugh took the Laker when they spent a week in Bremen and Hamburg in May. They took this photo in Bremen with the Loriot Figure. 5. United Kingdom Julia Loughran (second from left) took the Laker on an eightday, 110-mile walk across Wales and England with nine friends. They walked from Chepstow, Wales, to Welshpool on a national trail known as Offa’s Dyke Path. 6. TENNESSEE Butch and Rosemary Traylor and Jim and Debbie Mould enjoyed a long weekend in Nashville immersed in country music, including a record-breaking Kenny Chesney concert.

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

7. LONDON Gary and Kathryn Rudolf took a “spur of the moment” three-day trip to London in May.

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8. EASTERN CARIBBEAN Ella Joyce, granddaughter of Donnie and Brenda Payne of Moneta, took the Laker in August on a Carnival Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean that included stops in Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Grand Turk Island. 9. CANADA Bill and Carolyn Koontz traveled in July to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. 10. iceland Ben Hofstetter and Erin Terry took the

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Laker when they visited Iceland. This photo was taken at Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland’s most well-known waterfalls. 11. nova scotia C.O. and Margaret Jamison visited Nova Scotia, including Peggy’s Cove, Advocate Harbor, Turo, Aulds Cove, Cabot Trail and Pleasant Bay. They spent two nights with friends Rodger and Brenda at the Yellow Sidecar Bed & Breakfast in Cap LeMonie. 12. south carolina Donna Terry and Grant and Jolene West of Bridgewater Bay enjoyed

vacationing at Pawleys Island in August. 13. abaco islands Jerome Parnell and Michelle Turner crossed the Gulf Stream from Stuart, Florida, to West End Bahamas in Jerome’s cruiser. They navigated the chain of the Abaco Islands, including Great Sale, Spanish, Munjack, Green Turtle and more. 14. Mexico Brenda Mack and Carolyn McHeimer visited Oaxaca in July, enjoying the festivities leading up to the annual Guelaguetza celebration.

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As non-native plant species spread, they can choke off local flora and hurt wildlife. Lake gardeners can do their part by identifying and stopping a few common interlopers in their tracks. Story and Photography by catriona tudor erler

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nvasive plants are species introduced into a region where they don’t belong. Typically they grow and mature rapidly, are highly successful in seed production and germination, and outcompete native species by colonizing rapidly. In the process, they displace native and introduced plant species that do no harm, thus reducing wildlife habitat. According to a report written for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, about 3 percent of Virginia flora is considered invasive. As responsible citizens and good stewards of the land, we can all play a part in helping to contain invasive species at Smith Mountain Lake, both in our gardens and in the wild woods. Among plants that are a no-no both in the garden and in the wild are the following:

Bradford Pear (Pyrus Calleryana ‘Bradford’) Introduced to the market in 1960s, by the 1990s Bradford pears became the ubiquitous street tree throughout America. With its beautiful spring flowers, rich green summer foliage, and its crimson, maroon and orange autumn foliage, it was hailed as a botanical wonder. That is until people realized it had problems. Billed as a small ornamental tree, over time people realized that it actually can grow to 50 feet tall and wide with a dense canopy that prevents anything from

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growing underneath. Add to that, the frothy white flowers stink, the wood is brittle, breaking easily in windy storms, and it is an escape artist. The spring flowers give way to an abundance of seedy berries that the birds feast on — and then spread the seeds in their droppings. These germinate readily in any soil, whether wet or dry, poor or rich, acidic or alkaline. It has become a horticultural marauder and is considered a weed in 19 states, including Virginia. Cut down your Bradford pears and save the timber, which makes excellent firewood. Native trees that are good substitutes include serviceberry, which has beautiful white flowers followed by fruit that wildlife feed on; redbud, which flowers in vivid pink at the time the pears bloom; Carolina silverbell, which is a delicate and charming tree featuring drooping clusters of bellshaped white flowers in April; and sourwood, which has white, lily-of-the-valley-like flowers in early summer and crimson fall foliage.

Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) Once prized by flower arrangers for the winged orange fruit, conservation-conscious floral designers are now refusing to use Oriental bittersweet in their arrangements, and it’s banned by many garden clubs. Since the East Asian native was introduced to this country around 1860 as an ornamental, it has invaded

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woodlands of the eastern half of the country. The deciduous, twining and climbing woody vine can reach up to 60 feet or more in height and 4 inches in diameter. These aggressive vines are destructive to any host tree or shrub. They can kill even large trees by encircling, girdling and shading them. In addition, often the victim trees become so weighed down by the vine that their limbs snap off, especially in high winds or when covered with heavy snow and ice. The plants reproduce prolifically. Hundreds of clusters of fruit capsules grow on the vine. When ripe, the capsules split open to reveal three colorful bright red arils that enclose the seeds. Therein lies the problem. Birds eat them, passing the seeds through their digestive system, thus distributing them to spawn new bittersweet plants. Without birds, this plant still spreads profligately. Most seeds germinate, and it’s not uncommon for the ground under a parent plant to become a tangle of bittersweet vines, in as little as a year. Considered bird junk food, these berries are a desperation winter food, providing little nourishment but filling their hungry bellies. The birds would be far better off with native berries.

Any Oriental (or Asian) bittersweet should be removed, including the roots. All plant material should be put in the trash, not the compost. Otherwise new plants will generate from living plant pieces.

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) A popular garden plant for its colorful foliage, red berries that persist through winter and deer proof properties, sadly Japanese barberry is not good for the environment. Birds enjoy the berries, but then proceed to distribute them throughout the forests, where they germinate. If you see rogue Japanese barberry plants growing where they shouldn’t be, hand-pull the young plants before they produce berries, preferably before July. For more mature plants, use a weed wrench, a long-handled tool that gives you leverage and provides distance between you and the thorny stems. As a last resort, cut the plant down to the stump and apply a glyphosate herbicide (Roundup is the most well-known brand) to the freshly cut stumps in between July and mid-September. Use a paint brush or sponge applicator to control the spread of the hazardous material.

Bradford pears (left) are ubiquitous in the United States, but not native. Their dense canopy can block out sunlight to plants underneath and their brittle wood makes them a hazard in high winds. Sourwoods (right) make a good alternative.

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Japanese Barberry (top) are lovely and deer-proof, but sadly not good for the local environment. Autumn Olive (above) was introduced to bolster wildlife habitats and aid in mine reclamation, but its sheer hardiness has made it one of the most troublesome shrubs in the country.

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) The introduction of autumn olive to the United States is a case of good intentions gone awry. According to The Nature Conservancy, autumn olive has become one of the most troublesome shrubs in the central and eastern U.S. High seed production, high germination rates and the sheer hardiness allows the autumn olive to grow and spread rapidly. Autumn olive was introduced to the country from Japan and China in 1830. Originally it was planted for wildlife habitat, shelterbelts and mine reclamation, but it has escaped cultivation and become an invasive pest. It adapts well to varying water, soil and temperature conditions and the resilient seeds survive animal stomach digestive juices and are scattered in their droppings. The germination rate is quick and high. Pruning or simply cutting back plants does not have any effect on these olives; they resprout heartily from the root stumps. Burning also is ineffective. They are fire-resistant and tend to colonize burned areas. Your best bet is to remove all plant material, including the roots. If you don’t have time to tackle the job, at least trim off the ripening fruit to prevent further spread.

Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) Despite its name, the tree-of-heaven is no angel. It was first introduced into the United States in the Philadel-

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phia area in 1784. Initially valued as an urban street tree and widely planted in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas, it has since spread and become a common invasive plant. Here at the lake you can see it mingling with the native trees in our forests. Aggressively invasive, female trees have the potential to produce more than 300,000 seeds annually. These are wind-dispersed. Established trees also spread by sending up root suckers that may emerge as far as 50 feet from the parent tree. A cut or injured ailanthus tree may send up dozens of root sprouts, each of which can produce more seeds within as little as two years. Expert survivors, the trees produce allelopathic chemicals in their leaves, roots and bark that can limit or prevent the establishment of other plants. Tree-of-heaven grows almost anywhere except in deep shade. It quickly will colonize disturbed areas, taking advantage of forests defoliated by insects or impacted by wind and other disturbances. Due to its extensive root system and resprouting ability, tree-of-heaven is difficult to control. Treatment timing and follow-up the second year are critical to success. Mechanical methods, such as cutting or mowing, are ineffective, as the tree responds by producing large numbers of stump sprouts and root suckers. When cutting tree-of-heaven, treat with an herbicide first, allow 30 days for it to take effect and then cut. Hand-pulling young seedlings is effective when the soil is moist and the entire root system is removed. Small root fragments are capable of generating new shoots. Seedlings can be easily confused with root suckers, which are nearly impossible to pull by hand. Target the roots with systemic herbicides applied in mid- to late summer (July to onset of fall color) when the tree is moving carbohydrates to the roots. Herbicide applications made outside this late growing season window will only injure aboveground growth. If the tree trunk is less than 6 inches in diameter, applying herbicide around the base of the trunk can help kill the tree. Use a low-volume backpack sprayer to direct a concentrated mixture of herbicide containing the ester formulation of triclopyr in oil. Spray completely around the trunk from the ground line to a height of 12 to 18 inches. To maximize translocation to the roots, apply herbicides from mid- to late summer. Timing is important. Otherwise treatment will provide shoot injury, but little control of the roots. Well-established tree-of-heaven stands are only eliminated through repeated efforts and monitoring. Initial treatments often only reduce the root systems, making follow-up measures necessary. Persistence is the key to success. Several native trees and shrubs, such as sumac, ash and black walnut, resemble tree-of-heaven foliage. You can tell if it’s a tree-of-heaven by the fuzzy, reddish brown twigs, clusters of light green seed pods and its distinctive, unpleasant smell.

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At Napoli Cowboy, the restaurant’s fans keep saddling up for a unique mix of Italy and Texas

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lot can happen in a year. Just ask Ray and Sue Wilson, owners of Napoli Cowboy, which recently celebrated its first anniversary. “We served over 300 meals on opening night, Nov. 18, 2017,” Ray said. “Nearly 45,000 customers have given us the privilege of serving them food and drink since,” Sue added. While its physical location is at the corner of Burnt Chimney and Lovely Valley roads, the restaurant’s slogan, “Where the taste of Texas and Italy collide,” could be what keeps patrons coming back. Steve Sheema is a weekly Napoli regular. “This is a neighborhood-type place,” said Sheema, who retired to Smith Mountain Lake 10 years ago. “Terrific food and drinks, friendly staff, people thoroughly enjoying themselves. I love coming here — sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. Doesn’t matter.” Seated at the restaurant’s horseshoe-shaped bar, Sheema was about to dive into Napoli’s Sunday Sauce, a dish of pork, veal and beef meatballs and Italian sausage in tomato sauce served over a mound of spaghetti. “The atmosphere here reminds me of the bar at ‘Cheers,’” he said, referring to the classic TV situationcomedy. The Wilsons’ goal was to make Napoli Cowboy a “family place.” To begin with, that’s literally true. Sonin-law Brad Eames serves as executive chef, daughter Melanie is front-end manager overseeing customers’ dining experiences and son Ray-Ray serves as sous chef. Eames’ culinary team, including Tony Muccino, Brian Fairweather, Alec Bosko and mother-son pair Tammy and Ronnie Hodges, smokes all the meats on

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“The atmosphere here reminds me of the bar at ‘Cheers’” Steve Sheema Napoli regular

TOP Napoli Cowboy’s horseshoe-shaped bar makes it easy for friends to

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ABOVE Napoli Cowboy sous chef Ray-Ray Wilson hands off completed dishes to servers to deliver to waiting customers. PREVIOUS PAGES Napoli Cowboy bartender Kim Jones pours a glass of

cabernet sauvignon. The restaurtant is well-known for its wine selection.


premises and creates exclusive sauces for Eames’ signature dishes and Sue’s Italian-heritage recipes. Today, Napoli Cowboy has 35 employees, several of them related to another staff member. “We treat them all like family, and we insist that they treat customers the same way,” Ray said. “It makes for a happy workplace and satisfied customers. Hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t come in hoping to land a job here.” The restaurant is open for dinner on Mondays, lunch and dinner Thursdays and Fridays, and offers breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays, too. “We’re closed Tuesday and Wednesday, for recuperation,” Ray joked. More realistically, days off are rare. “We’re often here for deliveries and restocking, for heavy cleaning and for weekly family meetings to discuss how things are going and decide on upcoming specials,” Sue said. Specials are chosen to suit a variety of tastes, such as pasta and beef and seafood, including salmon, haddock, grouper, sea bass and a spicy Texas shrimp bread bowl. In addition to Sunday Sauce, regular dinner items include Texas pork ribs, steaks, burgers, firecracker shrimp and fried oyster appetizers, lasagna and housemade pizzas. “Everything on the menu is made from scratch, with fresh ingredients,” Eames said. “We won’t have it any

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other way.” While the restaurant has been open for a little more than a year, it took six months to create it. “The building we bought was in need of some serious TLC, and almost everything inside was broken,” Ray said. “Brad, Mel and Ray-Ray quit their jobs and moved to SML to become laborers, carpenters and painters for the renovation. They tried cleaning the kitchen and soon decided it had to be gutted and redone — new stoves, new refrigeration, new exhaust hoods, new everything.” In the dining room, the ceiling was replaced, walls were torn down, floors were refinished and the restrooms were remodeled. “It’s basically an all-new old place. And we have approval to open adjacent outdoor seating with an entertainment stage for the coming season and hope to eventually attach a 100-seat banquet room that will also handle restaurant overflow as needed,” Ray said. “Our family loves this community, and so many of our customers are now like extended family to us.”

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SHORELINES Profiles Vocalist Sue Halloran and her husband, saxophonist Ken Hitchcock, rehearse for a performance at their home in Wirtz.

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After decades of performing with the biggest names, Sue Halloran and Ken Hitchcock are making beautiful music together in retirement

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ue Halloran had spent most of her professional career in New York City as a vocalist for groups that included the Peter Duchin, Larry Elgart and Red Parrot bands. She sang radio and TV advertising jingles for well-known companies — Red Lobster, Ford, AT&T and Dunkin’ Donuts — and toured the world as one-third of the all-female vocal trio, String of Pearls. “I was terrified of retirement,” Sue said. “I loved my working life — I didn’t want to give it up.” Ken Hitchcock, Sue’s husband of 32 years and also a musician, grew up in Northern Virginia listening to his grandfather dabble on piano, sax and bassoon. He was especially attracted to the sax as he listened to his grandfather’s collection of Stan Getz records. At age 12, Ken started playing sax and credits his high school band director and a private teacher for inspiring him. His high school’s Jazz Lab won numerous festivals, and he often won best soloist awards. Talent combined with practice led to acceptance to the three top American conservatories. “My parents never had to force me to practice; I loved playing,” he said. In 1974, Juilliard accepted only one saxophone player: Ken Hitchcock. Ken chose Juilliard because he wanted to study with Joe Allard. “All the greatest sax players in New York had studied with him,” Ken said. Plus, he reasoned, studying in New York City would be great for finding nighttime gigs to help pay college expenses and that might lead to fulltime work there. “Making contacts in the New York music scene while in college couldn’t hurt.” Ken’s first job out of college was a six-week tour with a 30-piece orchestra accompanying Diana Ross. He also did a yearlong tour with Gerry Mulligan’s big band, scoring his first of three Grammy Awards (the others were with Steely Dan and Machito).

Sue Halloran spent most of her professional career in New York City as a vocalist for various groups and sang radio and TV advertising jingles for well-known national companies.

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ken hitchcock’s first job out of college was touring with Diana Ross. He’s played for everyone from Aretha Franklin to Sting and became a regular with several long-running Broadway shows. Next he joined Louie Bellson’s big band, which he played in for 30 years. During 1980, he simultaneously played with Buddy Rich’s band as well. After several exhausting years of performing “on the road,” Ken began subbing with Broadway show orchestras and eventually became a regular with numerous Tony Award-winning hits, including “Sweet Charity,” “Damn Yankees,” “City of Angels” and “Chicago,” among others. In 1983 Ken joined Liza Minnelli’s band and toured the world. That stint led to Rat Pack tours with Minnelli, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., which opened the door to concerts and recording with a list of stars that included Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Sting, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder and The Allman Brothers. “Remember when Studio 54 was New York’s hot club for music and dancing? Actually, the Red Parrot was much bigger than Studio 54, and all the stars came in after their own performances,” Ken recalled. “It had live music from 11 until 1:30, alternating between disco and big band swing each half-hour. That late hour timing let me play an earlier gig or a Broadway show and dash to the Red Parrot to join the band there.” It was at the Red Parrot that Ken met Sue. The two dated for about four years before marrying in 1987. When they began discussing places to retire, Sue wanted a lake and Ken wanted to pursue his love of golf. After deciding that Lake Tahoe was too cold, the couple explored lakes in New Hampshire and worked their way south. A couple of musician friends from Roanoke told them to look at Smith Mountain Lake. “We made two trips to Smith Mountain Lake,” Sue said. “Some of the homes seemed pretty remote — quite a shock for someone used to city living. On the second trip, I was thumbing through Laker magazine while riding in the realtor’s car. I saw the events listing and was just blown away. There was so much going on. It seemed like you would never be bored here.


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I wouldn’t be living here if it weren’t for what I saw in the Laker.” The couple has been equally impressed with the music and arts scene at SML. Since moving here, Ken and Sue have met and performed with numerous talented musicians. “The musicians we’ve met and played with here are way beyond what we expected,” Ken said. “Every band is New York caliber.” Bands Ken has played with include Hoppie Vaughan & the Ministers of Soul, Lenny Marcus Trio, Let’s Dance and Sway Katz big bands and the Jefferson Choral Society Orchestra. “In our first year here we found Aaron Garber, a brilliant musician and music director at Trinity Ecumenical Parish,” Sue said. “With Aaron, we introduced Trinity to jazz worship services.” Sue also competed in the Smith Mountain Lake Idol competition and performed in plays by Lake Players.

Ken and Sue have performed at area jazz festivals, and Ken gives private lessons on woodwind instruments. He also practices on his instruments for hours daily. “It’s a treat to have my own practice room in our house, unlike living in a New York high-rise where you worry about disturbing neighbors,” he said. Both stay active — Ken with golf and Sue with pickleball, her newest passion. She also teaches group exercise at the Franklin County Family YMCA at Lakewatch and, in the summer, water aerobics at The Waterfront. Like many folks they’ve met at the lake, Ken and Sue also use their talents to give back — providing worship service music regularly with Garber; entertaining residents at Runk and Pratt Senior Living Communities; and presenting “Beauty and the Beast” and “Peter and the Wolf” to children at Trinity’s preschool and Dudley Elementary School. “Retiring to SML is absolutely wonderful,” Halloran concluded.

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Food & Drink nnGold

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BEST CHEF

best Salad

nnMichael Liga,

nnNapoli Cowboy ooThe Blackwater Cafe ppOld Oak Cafe

ooBrad Eames, Napoli Cowboy ppSonny D, The Copper Kettle Co.

Honorable mention: The Westlake, Hot Shots Bar & Grille, The Landing Restaurant

Honorable mention: Bruno Silva, The

Landing Restaurant, JoDee Jeans, Ippy’s, Adam Morse, The Landing Restaurant

best burger

best caterer

nnNapoli Cowboy ooThe Blackwater Cafe ppThe Copper Kettle Co.

nnFarmhouse Catering and Meals To Go

ooThe Blackwater Cafe ppNapoli Cowboy

Honorable mention: Hot Shots Bar & Grille, Waller’s, Jake’s Place

Honorable mention: Old Oak Cafe, Ippy’s Restaurant, Barnyard Catering

best wings nnNapoli Cowboy ooHot Shots Bar & Grille ppJake’s Place

best restaurant service nnNapoli Cowboy ooOld Oak Cafe ppBlackwater Cafe

Honorable mention: The Westlake, Waller’s, Portside Grill and Bar

Honorable mention: The Copper Kettle Co., Benny Adelina’s Pizza, The Landing Restaurant

best breakfast nnOld Oak Cafe ooNapoli Cowboy ppHot Shots Bar & Grille Honorable mention: CJ’s Coffee &

Sandwich Shop, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant, Jake’s Place

best buffet nnSML Family Restaurant ooJoe’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant ppThe Copper Kettle Co. Honorable mention: Blind Bill’s

Restaurant, Napoli Cowboy, Old Oak Cafe

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best pizza best lunch nnNapoli Cowboy ooOld Oak Cafe ppJake’s Place, Moosie’s - TIE Honorable mention: Hot Shots Bar & Grille, The Copper Kettle Co., Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant

best Sandwich/deli nnMoosie’s ooNapoli Cowboy ppCJ’s Coffee & Sandwich Shop Honorable mention: Hawk’s Country Store & Deli, Hot Shots Bar & Grille, The Westlake

nnBenny Adelina’s ooNew York Pizza ppJake’s Place Honorable mention: Pizza Pub, Napoli Cowboy, Tuscan Tavern

best steak nnNapoli Cowboy ooThe Blackwater Cafe ppThe Copper Kettle Co. Honorable mention: Ippy’s Restaurant, Olde Liberty Station, The Landing Restaurant


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Food & Drink nnGold

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best seafood

best frozen treats

best place to come by boat

nnNapoli Cowboy ooThe Blackwater Cafe ppThe Copper Kettle Co.

nnHomestead Creamery ooDairy Queen ppGumbo’s Ice Cream

nnPortside Grill and Bar ooBridgewater Plaza ppJake’s Place

Honorable mention: The Landing Restaurant, Ippy’s, Waller’s

Honorable mention: Sweet Frog, Ice Cream

Honorable mention: The Copper Kettle Co., Mexico Viejo at Crazy Horse Marina, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant

Boat, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant

best Asian fare

best bakery/sweet treats

nnTeriyaki House ooEdo Grill and Sushi ppPeking Chinese Restaurant

nnSugar and Slice Confectionary ooThe Blackwater Cafe ppNapoli Cowboy

Honorable mention: SML Family

Honorable mention: Homestead Creamery, CJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop, Gifts Ahoy

Restaurant

best italian fare nnNapoli Cowboy ooTuscan Tavern ppVinny’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria Honorable mention: Benny Adelina’s Pizza, Joe’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant

best MEXICAN fare nnCancun Mexican Restaurant and Grill

ooEl Toreno ppMexico Viejo at Crazy Horse Marina

Honorable mention: Mexico Viejo

at Bridgewater Plaza, El Rodeo, El Rio Mexican Grill

best coffee nnCJ’s Coffee and Sandwich Shop ooNapoli Cowboy ppOld Oak Cafe Honorable mention: Hawk’s Country Store & Deli, Sugar and Spice Confectionary, The Blackwater Cafe

best outdoor dining nnPortside Grill and Bar ooJake’s Place ppThe Copper Kettle Co. Honorable mention: Magnum Point Marina, Mexico Viejo at Crazy Horse Marina, Waller’s

best bar atmosphere nnNapoli Cowboy ooMango’s Bar and Grill ppJake’s Place Honorable mention: Hot Shots Bar & Grille, Waller’s Magnum Point Marina & Restaurant

best cocktail nnNapoli Cowboy ooThe Blackwater Cafe ppJake’s Place Honorable mention: Hot Shots Bar & Grille, Mexico Viejo at Crazy Horse Marina, Waller’s

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

best short order grill

best winery

nnHot Shots Bar & Grille ooCJ’s Coffee & Sandwich Shop ppThe Westlake

nnHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery ooChateau Morrisette ppKing Family Vineyards

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

Honorable mention: Brooks Mill Winery, Ramulose Ridge Vineyards, Peaks of Otter Winery

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Businesses nnGold

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Best Place to Buy a Boat or Personal WaterCraft nnWebster Marine Center ooBridgewater Marina ppBayside Marina and Yacht Club Honorable mention: Virgil Naff Lynchburg Kawasaki Yamaha and SeaDoo, Smith Mountain Boat and Tackle, Grandpa’s Marine

Best Fishing Charter nnKenny’s Striper Guide Service ooThe Shad Taxi ppCaptain Dale Wilson Honorable mention: Captain Bert’s Fishing Charters, Captain Tom’s Striper Guide Service, Clint’s Striper Guide Service

Best dock builder nnDillon Docks Inc. ooDock Solutions ppTurner’s Building

BEST new business (opened in 2018) nnNapoli Cowboy ooSML Hearing Center, Bedford location

ppMagnum Point Marina & Restaurant

Honorable mention: New Home Network LLC, Lindsey A. Coley, Attorney at Law, PLLC, DogGone Gorgeous

BEST customer service nnBy Design Interiors ooSML Hearing Center ppCapps Home Building Center Honorable mention: Napoli Cowboy, taiBella Salon & Spa, Designer Solutions

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BEST auto services nnWestlake Automotive Services ooLiquid Lube and Wash ppAbsolute Collision of SML

Honorable mention: Plyler Homes & Docks, W.E. Shoreline Construction, TBS Construction

Best home builder

Honorable mention: TNT Auto Body

nnTBS Construction ooDwayne Davis ppBrockworks Inc.

BEST marina

Honorable mention: New Home Network LLC, Floyd Enterprises Inc., M.H. Eades

Repair and Service Center, Pagan’s Garage, J&R Garage

nnGills Creek Lodge & Marina ooBridgewater Marina ppWebster Marine Center Honorable mention: Magnum Point Marina, Crazy Horse Marina, Bayside Marina and Yacht Club


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Best electrician nnNaz Electric ooMoser Electric ppRonald Young Electric Honorable mention: J.M. Blair Electric, Proud Maintenance, Gary Williams Electric

Best Heating/Ventilation/ Air Conditioning nnWestlake Heating and Air ooDavis Heating and Air ppCommonwealth Heating and Air Honorable mention: Carter’s Heating and Cooling, Cundiff Heating and Air, McKinney Heating and Air

Best Place to Buy Home Decor/Furnishings nnBy Design Interiors ooDesigner Solutions ppReclaimed

Best Real Estate Company nnWainwright & Co. Realtors Smith Mountain Lake

ooLong & Foster Smith Mountain Lake

ppReMax Lakefront Realty Honorable mention: Berkshire

Best Landscaping and Lawn Care nnTop Notch Lawncare ooD&P Landscaping ppSeven Oaks Landscape & Hardscape

Hathaway Homeservices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate, Lyons Team Realtors, Town & Country Realty

Honorable mention: Southern Landscape Group, Ruggieri Lawns, Crockett’s Lawn Maintenance

Best Realtor/Real Estate Agent

Best Plumber

nnGlenda McDaniel ooDana Montgomery ppTricia Johnson

nnArchie’s Plumbing ooSteve Musgrove ppSmith Mountain Lake Plumbing

Honorable mention: Susan Wilson Wainwright, Phyllis Johnson, Reg Anderson

Honorable mention: Billy Dudley Plumbing, Proud Maintenance, Wisler Plumbing and Heating

Honorable mention: Envisions Flooring & Interiors, Capps Home Building Center, Interiors By Kris

Best Interior Design nnJessica Wimmer Byrd: By Design Interiors

ooMiranda Dudley: Designer Solutions

ppKris Willard: Interiors by Kris Honorable mention: Envisions Flooring & Interiors, Pat Cundiff: PAC Interiors, Marioa Sellitto: Remarkable Creations Interior Design

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Businesses nnGold

ooSilver

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Best General Contractor

Best Place to Buy a Gift

Best Hair Salon

nnTBS Construction ooGary Crawford ppA Level Above Construction

nnSouthern Roots ooGifts Ahoy ppThe Cottage Gate

nntaiBella Salon & Spa ooEric and Company Premier Salon ppEmma Williams Hair Studio

Honorable mention: M.H. Eades, Cooper Contractors, New Home Network LLC

Honorable mention: The General Store, Smith Mountain Flowers, Bridgewater Marina

Honorable mention: Westlake Salon & Spa, Hair Designs by Whitney and Brandy, Painted Strands Hair Studio

Best Place to Buy Clothing and Accessories

Best Place to Buy a SML Souvenir

nnComfort & Joy ooGoodwill ppBridgewater Sportswear

nnGifts Ahoy ooThe General Store ppBridgewater Marina

Honorable mention: The Cottage

Honorable mention: The Cottage

Gate, Gifts Ahoy, Smith Mountain Wake Company

Gate, Hickory Hill Vineyards, Crazy Horse Marina

Best Place to Buy Jewelry

Best Place to Buy art

nnHaywood’s Jewelers: Westlake ooThe Cottage Gate ppComfort & Joy

nnThe Little Gallery ooArtfully Framed at the Lake ppReclaimed

Honorable mention: Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts, The Little Gallery, Gifts Ahoy

Honorable mention: The General Store, Goose Creek Studio, Art Visions Gallery

Best NAIL Salon nnModern Nails ootaiBella Salon & Spa ppEric and Company Premier Salon Honorable mention: Mimi Nails, Diva Nails and Spa, Nails by Tina

Best Skin Care or Day Spa nntaiBella Salon & Spa ooWestlake Salon & Spa ppTrue Organics Honorable mention: Eric and Company Premier Salon, Peace Love Replenish, Painted Strands Hair Studio

Best Place to Work Out nnFranklin County Family YMCA ooUnderground Fitness ppBody Shoppe Fitness Honorable mention: Jazzercise, Curves, Carilion Wellness Westlake

Best Pet Grooming/sitting/ Boarding Service nnSmith Mountain Lake Animal Hospital

ooBark Avenue Grooming ppWestlake Veterinary Medical Center

Honorable mention: DogGone Gorgeous, Clip and Dip, All American Kennels

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Businesses nnGold

ooSilver

ppBronze

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Best Physician

Best Place to Stay Overnight

Best Financial Planner

nnDr. Steven Lewis ooDr. George Chaconas ppDr. Brandon Cox

nnGills Creek Lodge & Marina ooHalesford Harbour Inn ppBernard’s Landing and Conference

nnThe Conner Group ooHogue Insurance Agency ppChris Gibson

Honorable mention: Dr. Virginia Blanks, Dr. Todd Delhi, Dr. Tiffany Powell

Honorable mention: Bedford Landings

Honorable mention: Integrity Financial Planning Inc., Amy Stone of Edward Jones, HomeTown Bank

Best Dentist nnDr. Vishal Shah ooDr. William Morris ppDr. Sheila Hardee Honorable mention: Dr. Bryan Sicher, Dr. Millard Radford, Dr. David Black

Best Law Firm nnGilbert, Bird, Sharpes & Robinson ooStanley & Houchens, LLC ppLindsey A. Coley, Attorney at Law, PLLC

Honorable mention: Vogel and

Cromwell, Davis Davis Davis and Davis, Gentry Locke

Best insurance agent nnDon Evans Agency, State Farm Insurance

ooHogue Insurance Agency ppPhil Hager Insurance Agency Honorable mention: Simmons Insurance Agency, Virginia Farm Bureau, Debbie Robbins of State Farm Insurance

Best Photographer nnJollyJen Photography ooNicole Colwell Photography ppTaylor-Made Photography Honorable mention: Heather Turner Photography, Charlie Akin, Amy Ellis Photography

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Best Hearing Center nnSML Hearing Center ooConnect Hearing ppMiracle Ear Westlake Honorable mention: None

Best bank nnBank of Botetourt ooHometown Bank ppBB&T Honorable mention: SunTrust, American National Bank and Trust, MemberOne Federal Credit Union

Best Place to Buy Window Coverings nnBy Design Interiors ooDesigner Solutions ppBudget Blinds of Roanoke Honorable mention: Interiors by Kris, Blinds & Beyond Inc., Envisions Flooring & Interiors

Best Thing Not on the List nnStone by Mitchell, Timmy Mitchell ooDaphne Collins, Best Bartender ppSML Primitive & Home Decor Honorable mention: Dr. Fogsmith’s Vaporium, Star City SkyCams, Angela Newman, Movement Mortgage


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Best Place to Take a Visitor nnOn the water ooNapoli Cowboy ppBridgewater Plaza Honorable mention: Hickory Hill Vineyards, Booker T. Washington National Monument, The Copper Kettle Co.

Best Kid/Family Outing nnBlack Water Junction Wake Park ooOn the water ppBridgewater Plaza

Best Club or Civic Organization nnLake Christian Ministries ooSML Regional Chamber of Commerce

ppSML Good Neighbors Honorable mention: Friends of SML State Park, SML Newcomers, People with a Purpose

Best Charity Event or Service Project nnSML Charity Home Tour ooSML Wine Festival ppTake Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Honorable mention: Wake the World SML, Good Neighbors Day Camp, Guts, Glory & Guitars Veterans Festival

Best Annual Community Event nnPirate Days ooSML Wine Festival ppSML Charity Home Tour Honorable mention: Take Pride in

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Best Place to Watch a Sunset nnOn the water ooHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery ppThe Copper Kettle Co.

Honorable mention: Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Westlake Cinema, Hot Shots Bar & Grille

Best Local Band

Honorable mention: Magnum Point

Marina & Restaurant, Bernard’s Landing and Conference Center, Smith Mountain Lake State Park

nnBarefoot West ooMended Fences ppThe Worx

Best Place to Meet New People

Logic, Ryan Greer

nnNapoli Cowboy ooBridgewater Plaza ppMango’s Bar and Grill

Best Place to Hear Live Music

Honorable mention: 89 Proof, Fuzzy

Honorable mention: Crazy Horse Marina, Jake’s Place, Hickory Hill Vineyards

nnMango’s Bar & Grill ooHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery ppHot Shots Bar & Grille Honorable mention: Crazy Horse Marina, Jake’s Place, Bottom’s Up

Best Historical Site nnNational D-Day Memorial ooBooker T. Washington National Monument

ppSmith Mountain Lake Dam Honorable mention: Jubal Early

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Best Place to Play Golf nnThe Waterfront Country Club ooThe Westlake ppBallyhack Golf Club Honorable mention: Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club, The Water’s Edge Country Club, Willow Creek Country Club


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Emily Peterson and Chris Borleis said “We do!” on the dock of her parents’ Mountain View Shores home in September. RIGHT White

lights and lush natural greenery adorn the lake home for the wedding.


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ver since I can remember, I’ve known I wanted to get married at the lake,” Emily Peterson said. Her mother, Nancy, explained that the family had moved several times, but the one constant in their lives was the lake house they purchased in 2000. The family’s time at the lake always felt like “coming home,” even though it was a weekend getaway until Nancy and husband Rick moved there full time in 2017. By then the children had left the nest, but loved coming back. The couple met three years earlier working at a behavioral health hospital. Emily worked in lean transformation and Chris in information technology. Sharing Emily’s passion for the outdoors, Chris fell in love with the lake the first time he visited, so the wedding site was a natural fit for both. The date was set for the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, but with lots of pending home projects, they weren’t sure the house would be ready. A new garage was to be built; the dock needed re-decking and a replacement roof; the boathouse needed painting; craftsman accents were to be added to house and dock; the yard needed to be re-landscaped. All those projects were supposed to be finished by May 20, but what had started with a five-person work crew somehow had dwindled to just one.

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“There was work being done until the day before (the wedding),” Nancy said. “It was a whirlwind.” The parents managed the transformation of the house while Emily planned the entire wedding and reception. She organized everything into an Excel spreadsheet — invitations, the florist, a DJ, the videographer, her bridesmaids’ hair, makeup and dresses, guests’ lodging, the cake, a bar and liquor, food, a tent, port-a-potties — she just checked the boxes as details were finalized. Meanwhile Chris provided moral support, managed the DJ playlist details and finalized plans for the honeymoon. Emily had already shown her creative side when she remodeled her Pittsburgh house in HGTV-style, tearing down walls and getting it ready for re-sale. The wedding would be no different, attending to every personal touch. Save-the-date cards and invitations were handmade; runners and floral table arrangements were handcrafted; menu cards were personalized with the Borleis emblem; a poem tree with her favorite authors’ love quotes was set up. Lights would adorn almost every surface in true fairytale fashion, including the dock and backdrop, which was draped with white linens. To top it off, she even made her own wedding gown. The groom’s dinner was a private charter aboard the Virginia Dare for about 35 guests. Eighty-six people attended the wedding and reception,

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and all but two families stayed in the same neighborhood. “We have incredible neighbors in Mountain View Shores,” Nancy said. “People would say, ‘I have two bedrooms you can use.’ Our next door neighbor offered use of their entire home as a wedding gift. Chris’ family was all in one house, and we rented another house for the groomsmen, so everyone was close by. Most everyone on the street came to the wedding.” One special aspect of the day was its casual nature. The bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done at the house, so there was time to lounge on the porch swing and just hang out. Rick took the groomsmen to Mitchell’s Point Marina for lunch. When the boat returned, another family member took nieces and nephews out for a ride on the lake. The ceremony was due to begin at 4:30 p.m., but was delayed as rain began to fall. As Emily noticed a break in the clouds, she moved everyone into their places. When the wedding began, Emily was escorted by Rick down stone steps to the Beatles’ “Something.” Chairs had been set up on the fire pit patio for immediate family, while other guests watched from under the deck of the home. The bridal party, including the couple’s dog, Kale, processed to the dock where Nancy’s brother-in-law, Bill Korpman, a certified officiant, presided over the ceremony. A cordless microphone was hooked up to allow guests to hear the ceremony. In the middle of the ceremony, thunder began to rumble again. Emily, laughing in the middle of her vows at the ominous growl, knew they’d have to wrap it up quickly. The rain came just as the couple finished taking photos. Everyone gathered under the clear-roofed tent for a catered reception. The tent also had Edison lights around it, which made it seem starlit. Additional rope lights wound around trees, and a cascade of lights fell behind the bar to complete the festive atmosphere. The caterer used the Petersons’ kitchen to prepare a dinner of shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles, as well as a meat carving station. For appetizers, Emily selected soft pretzels with an assortment of dipping sauces. The pretzels hung from a stand she had made so guests could serve themselves. Dessert included miniature apple and peach pies and donuts. There also was a small wedding cake that artistically showed the “V” of the dam, which had been the backdrop for the ceremony. After the reception, as Chris, Emily and pup Kale left, guests lined their path holding sparklers for them to walk through, showering in light. “My long-term desire to be married at the lake resulted in a really special occasion for Chris and me, my family and for all of our guests,” Emily said. “Despite the rain, it just couldn’t have been better.

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hether a couple’s vision of the perfect wedding is a small, casual affair, a rustic, country event or a larger, more formal one, hiring a wedding photographer is one of the most important elements of a successful wedding day. The love and commitment between a bride and a groom on their special day will be captured in photographs that will create lasting memories for years to come. Booking a wedding venue is the first priority because it can influence both the style of the wedding and the selection of a photographer. Fortunately, there are many venues at Smith Mountain Lake. For an intimate, on-water wedding, holding a ceremony on the dock of a lakefront home is an ideal, budget-friendly choice. Rustic farm and barn venues, which are now trendy, are plentiful, too. Another option is renting a house on the lake for a week and holding the wedding ceremony and reception at a nearby vineyard. There also are venues that offer couples the option to have a more formal wedding. Once the venue is booked, it’s time to select the photographer. Smith Mountain Lake is home to many skilled wedding photographers.

Nicole Colwell of Nicole Colwell Photography, who has photographed about 200 weddings over the last five years, describes the photographer’s job as “telling the story of the couple’s day.” The photos, she said, “are the visual heirlooms of the wedding.” One of Colwell’s favorite nearby wedding sites is Sundara in Boones Mill, which features ideal photo settings, such as a wooden swing, a natural mountain backdrop, a gazebo overlooking a small stream and a rustic fire pit. A Fourth of July wedding held in the backyard of a house at SML is among the on-water weddings that Colwell fondly remembered. “Once the ceremony and reception were over, the wedding party enjoyed the annual fireworks display on the lake,” she said. When asked what her favorite wedding venue is, Heather Turner of Heather Turner Photography said she loves Old Mill Farm in Bedford. “It offers gorgeous grounds, great staff and diverse photo opportunities in one location, including sunsets in big fields, gardens and barns and beautiful chandeliers,” she said. Turner also likes taking engagement photos at Booker T. Washington National Monument, a rustic and easily-accessible site. On the other end of the wedding photography spec-

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trum is Jenny Marie of Jenny Marie’s Photographie. She offers a youthful perspective in her photography, describing it as “fairytale vintage, with lots of color.” As a skilled photographer who is building her wedding photography credentials, Marie is willing to work within a couple’s budget, even if it is fairly modest. When Jessica Bohn Bishop married her husband, Keith, at Smith Mountain Lake in 2012, budget was paramount. She wanted to spend most of the wedding budget on a DJ and food for the couple’s 385 guests. Because Jessica grew up in Moneta in Bedford County and Keith spent his youth in Chatham, booking Parkway Marina as their wedding venue was a natural fit. “I wanted to hold an evening wedding under the trees with gorgeous sunset views across the lake,” Bishop recalled. “Mine was a do-it-yourself-wedding; my mother even made the wedding cake, and I decorated the venue the day of the wedding.” After reviewing portfolios of several photographers and getting word-of-mouth recommendations, Bishop decided on Tiffany Maxfield Photography, now located in Washington, D.C. “We took some photos in my wedding gown in front of the three crosses on Billy Tuck’s farm,” she recalled. “But my favorite wedding photo is of my wedding dress hanging on the door of Granddad Bennie Bohn’s cabin.”

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Here are some tips that photographers and brides offered to ensure couples get their dream wedding photographs: Research: Spend time looking at wedding albums on Pinterest, Wedding Wire, Facebook, Instagram and The Knot to determine the types of photos that are desired. Experience: How much experience does the photographer have shooting weddings? If a photographer has worked weddings at the couple’s selected venue, she will be familiar with the best time of day, best angles and locations on the property to capture those perfect pictures. Take a look at online reviews on Wedding Wire of photographers under consideration. Recommendations of friends: If a friend has fabulous wedding photos, find out how easy it was to work with the photographer. But don’t limit the search to one photographer who may be already booked or overbudget. Style: A couple should take a close look at the full galleries of the photographer’s wedding photos to determine whether they like the style of the photos. Personality: During the interview, a couple should ask themselves whether the photographer’s personality puts them at ease. Nothing beats natural light: Take most of the wedding photos outside, if possible, in natural light, especially in the early morning or at sunset to get the best light. Budget, budget, budget: Clarify what is and is not included in the photo packages offered by potential photographers. Typically, packages offer a certain number of hours of the photographer’s time and additional services such as engagement photos, boudoir photos, photo books and prints. Some even offer drone photography. Prices in the SML area range from $1,000 to $6,000.

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PHONE • WEBSITE

SERVICES AND SPECIALTIES

Affordable Home Outlet / A Shade Brighter

1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-297-6440 On Facebook

Jewelry, home accessories, SML-related gifts

Antique Mall at Mayberry

1170 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-297-7770 On Facebook

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

Appalachian Images & Framing

13029 N. Old Moneta Road, Moneta

540-632-9599 On Facebook

Custom picture framing, handmade crafts and wood furniture

Artfully Framed at the Lake

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

540-721-1218

Art Visions Gallery & Studio

120 Scruggs Road, Suite 215, Moneta

540-798-0313 artvisionsstudio.blogspot.com

Art gallery by local artists; art classes and painting parties

Bridgewater Sportswear

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

540-721-1040 On Facebook

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

Brooks Mill Winery

6221 Brooks Mill Road, Wirtz

540-721-5215 brooksmillwine.com

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

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Old Franklin Tpke., #117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 On Facebook

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

Comfort & Joy

16483 Moneta Road, Suite H, Moneta

540-297-3406 On Facebook

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

Diamond Hill General Store

1017 Diamond Hill Road, Moneta

540-297-9309 diamondhillgeneralstore.net

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

Emerson Creek Pottery

1068 Pottery Lane, Bedford

540-297-7884 emersoncreekpottery.com

Handcrafted ceramic pottery for kitchen, bath and more

Gifts Ahoy

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

540-721-5303 giftsahoyfudge.com

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

Haywood’s Jewelers - Smith Mountain Lake

13020 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy

540-721-2210 haywoodsjewelers.com

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

Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery

1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Moneta

540-296-1393 smlwine.com

Wine and wine-related gifts

Homestead Creamery

7254 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Wirtz

540-721-2045 On Facebook

Local gift items

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 Little Gallery

16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy., #6, Moneta

540-721-1596 thelittlegallerysml.com

Handmade wedding jewelry, literary calligraphy, blessing bowls, handcrafted items, home decor and fine art

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

Fresh Baked

611 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke

540-493-6812 freshbakedva.com

Custom wedding and celebration cakes

Kupkakery

140 Franklin St., Rocky Mount

540-493-2212 kupkakery.com

Custom gourmet cakes and cupcakes

Southern Gypsy Cakery

16483 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-915-4678 On Facebook

Custom cupcakes, cakes, pies, cookies and pastries

The Blue Lady Trading Company

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-586-4622 On Facebook

Wedding and special event cakes

Barnyard Catering

16463 Moneta Road, Moneta

540-297-4634 On Facebook

Hand-rubbed smoked meats, all food homemade

Bedford Social Club

124 S. Bridge St., Bedford

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Customized menus for corporate events, milestones and weddings

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Old Chapel Church

436 Old Chapel Road, Penhook

540-483-0687

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

Parkway Marina

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy., Huddleston

540-297-4412 parkwaymarina.com

5-acre point surrounded by water with pavilion and docking

Ramulose Ridge Vineyards

3061 Hendricks Store Road, Moneta

540-314-2696 ramuloseridgevineyards.com

1,110-square-foot event space with full kitchen and fireplace; 1,100-square foot patio with fans, pergola and mountain views. 20-by30-foot pavilion in vineyards

Seven Doors Winery

5800 Johnson Mountain Road, 540-589-9530 Bedford sevendoorswinery.com

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Outdoor wedding venue on 300 acres. Pre-event 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 Trading Company

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

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

West Manor Estate

3594 Elkton Farm Road, Lynchburg

434-525-0923 westmanorevents.com

Traditional Southern wedding atmosphere. Winner of “Central Virginia’s Best Wedding 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

White Rock Vineyard, Winery and Brew Haus

2117 Bruno Drive, Goodview

540-890-3359 whiterockwines.com

Indoor space accommodates 60; outdoor space available; pergola overlooks vineyard, pond

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 Trading Company

321 W. Main St., Bedford

540-596-4622 On Facebook

Flowers and decorating services

The Cottage Gate

84 Westlake Road, Suite 13, Hardy

540-721-5622 On Facebook

Flower arrangements, decorating to fit any style, centerpieces

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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

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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

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

Invitations/ Programs/Announcement s Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Old Franklin Tpke., Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 On Facebook

Invitations

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70 Scruggs Road, Suite 104, Moneta

540-719-7277 printnpaper.com

Wide variety of invitations, programs

Rapid Printing

113 N. Bridge St., Bedford

540-586-1243 rapidprt.com

Invitations

Jewelry/Wedding Rings AmRhein’s

2740 Ogden Road, Roanoke

540-989-7100 amrheinshop.us

Fine jewelry, engagement rings, wedding bands

Antique Mall at Mayberry

1170 Celebration Ave., Moneta

540-297-7770 On Facebook

Jewelry, bridal gifts

Arthur’s Jewelry Inc.

111 North Bridge St., Bedford

540-586-8034 arthursjewelry.com

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

Carter’s Fine Jewelers and Gifts

400 Market Place, Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 On Facebook

Bridal registry, wide array of gift items

Haywood’s Jewelers - Smith Mountain Lake

13020 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Hardy

540-721-2210 haywoodsjewelers.com

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

Lyon’s Jewelers

1128 East Lynchburg-Salem Tpke., Bedford

540-586-5966 lyonsjewelers.com

Custom-designed jewelry

music Master Taylor Entertainment

Roanoke

540-314-6942 mteevents.com

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

Quintessence Strings

Roanoke

540-772-0416

Customized classical ensembles

Sound Dawgs

Smith Mountain Lake

540-815-3379

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

Carter’s Merle Norman

400 Old Franklin Tpke., Suite 117, Rocky Mount

540-483-0779 merlenorman.com

Bride and bridal party makeovers

Diva Nails and Spa

14807 Moneta Road, Suite D, Moneta

540-296-0889 On Facebook

Full-service nail salon, skin care

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, nailspa services, waxing and tanning

Hair Designs by Whitney & Brandy

1123 Celebration Ave., 104B, Moneta

540-297-2762

Formal hair styling and updos

Lake Nails

84 Westlake Road, #106, Hardy

540-597-8477

Full-service nail salon

Maven at the Lake

Westlake Towne Center 84 Westlake Road Suit 112, Hardy

540-719-4247 mavensalon.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

Pa m p e r i n g / H a i r / M a k e u p

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BUSINESS

ADDRESS

PHONE • WEBSITE

SERVICES • SPECIALTIES

Modern Nails Spa

400 Scruggs Road, #1300, Moneta

540-719-1100

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

Oasis Salon and Spa

360 Old Franklin Tpke., Rocky Mount

540-482-0742 On Facebook

Full-service haircare services, nail care

taiBella Salon and Spa

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

540-719-1124 taibellasalon.com

Massage therapy, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing

True Organics

130 Scruggs Road, Suite 104, Moneta

540-719-8783 trueorganicsspa.com

Massage and pampering spa

Photographers/Videographers Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

434-665-4018 adambarnes.com

Fine art imaging for weddings and other special events

Christi Austin Photography

Smith Mountain Lake

540-451-1809 christiaustin.com

Weddings, portraits, boudoir

Audra Lynne Creative

Smith Mountain Lake

434-481-4716 audralynnecreative.com

Wedding, engagement and event photography

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; flatscreen TVs, full bar

Fine Dining at Early Inn

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

Rehearsal Dinner Venues

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A LAKER WEDDING

there are plenty of places for your wedding

2019 GUIDE

guests to feel right at home at the lake

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Bed & Breakfast Inns Almost Home

612 Longwood Ave., Bedford

540-425-2221

NA

NA

Call

No

No

No

Rates Call for prices

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

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

Campgrounds Arrowhead Campground LLC

5625 Smith Mountain Road, Penhook

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 limited

$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

Yes

Yes

Yes

$35-$75/ night Call for longterm rates Annual lease

Halesford Harbour RV Park

1336 Campers Paradise Trail, Moneta

540-297-9000 halesfordharbour.com

R28

C8

24 plus 1 lakeside cabin

Mitchell’s Point Campground

3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

540-484-3980 mitchellspoint.com

C3

F12

83

Yes

Yes

Yes

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

1235 State Park Road, Huddleston

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

R19

E10

70

Yes

Yes

Varies

Sweetwater RV Park

4474 White House Road, Moneta

540-296-0522 sweetwaterrvpark.com

NA

B10

24 plus 1 BR cottage

Yes

No

No

$25-$47/ night $300 cottage

LET US HELP YOU FIND: Bed AND BreakfasTS • Houseboats | Campgrounds • Hotels AND Motels • Resorts and Conference Centers • Vacation Rental Companies • Vacation Rentals & MORE! Easily locate accommodations by matching the number in the Map ID column below to the map on pages 90-91. The number also corresponds to the larger, more detailed Laker Map produced each year by Laker Media. Free copies are available in racks around the region and at our offices, 272 Westlake Road, Hardy (behind Kroger).

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Hotels/Motels Baymont by Wyndham

1730 North Main St., Rocky Mount

540-489-4000 wyndhamhotels.com/baymont

NA

NA

61

Yes

No

Yes

Call for rates

Camber Inn

200 McBride Lane, Gretna

434-656-9000 camberinn.com

NA

NA

81

No

No

Yes

Call for rates

Days Inn

921 Blue Ridge Ave., Bedford

540-586-8286 daysinn.com/hotel/13119

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

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

R28

Resorts and Conference Centers 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/

Mariners Landing Resort Community and Conference Center

1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston

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

C6

E11

100

Yes

Yes

Yes

$99$325/ night

W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center

775 Hermitage Road, Wirtz

540-721-2759 skelton4hcenter.org

B40

I7

93

No

No

Yes

$50$100/ night

Va c at i o n R e n ta l C o m pa n i e s By the Lake Vacation Rentals

16503 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

CB Rentals & Sales

1027 Waterwheel Drive, Moneta

Lake & Land Property Rentals

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

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

80

R28

C8

8

Varies

Yes

Varies

$80$375/ night $800$2,700/ week

540-297-7000 cbrentals.com

R28

C8

75

Varies

Yes

Varies

$900$5,200/ week

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

540-425-0555

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

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Premier Vacation Rentals at SML

P.O. Box 50, Huddleston

540-797-0460 smithmountainlakeproperties. org

NA

NA

26

Yes

Yes

Varies

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

RSI Rentals Inc.

16525 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta

540-721-9797 rsirentals.com

R28

D7

60

Varies

Varies

Varies

$575$4,500/ week

Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Rentals Inc.

6728 White House Road, Huddleston

877-773-2452 smithmountainlakerentals.com

NA

C11

38

Varies

Yes

Varies

$500$5,600/ week

Vacation Rentals - Individual Homes

336-317-0229 336-454-3042 cedarkeycabins.com

Cedar Key Cabins

1000 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

Contentment Point

4331 Hales Ford Road, 540-425-4321 Moneta homeaway.com/218083

Dream Come True

1141 Diane Drive, Moneta

336-337-0815 homeaway.com/p157812

Enchanting Lakefront Cabin

1023 Cedar Key Lane, Huddleston

703-623-0463 smithmtnlakerentals.com

R1

E12

2 singlefamily cabins

R28

C8

4 BR home

D10

4 BR home with loft

E12

2 BR cabin

R20

R1

Yes

Yes

Yes

$150$220/ night $800$1,350/ week

No

Yes

Yes

$220/ night $1,495/ week

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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, Moneta

540-297-5611 spikesprimetimefishin.com

R30

C8

2

Yes

Yes

Yes

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

Spring Valley Cabins

1190 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta

540-685-3249, 540-309-6884 svfarm.wixsite.com

NA

A7

5

Yes

No

No

$75/ night

The Fox Home

110 Water’s Edge Lane, Moneta

homeaway.com/3935902

R27

D9

4 BR home

Varies

Yes

No

$375 average per night

Wind Rentals

Smith Mountain Lake

843-810-2076 windluxuryproperties.com

W1, R20, C6

F11

3 homes

No

Yes

Yes

Call for rates

TO BE INCLUDED Information for the 2019 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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2019 Calendar Find more events in Laker Weekly and online at smithmountainlake.com

january 2

3

what’s ahead

train exhibit returns

See an interactive Thomas the Tank Engine track. $2 suggested donation for adults. Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library, 201 E. Main St., Bedford. 540586-4520, www.bedfordmuseum. org

STEEL band new year music extravaganza Live

music from Harvester Performance Center. 4:30 p.m. $15

7

sml photo club meeting

10

an evening with ricky skaggs & kentucky thunder Live music from

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

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $38.50 general admission, $54.50 gold section

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SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

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by Eric McRay, Jon Murrill and Clarence Heinz. Free. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Registration required at piedmontarts.org

junior sisk Live music from

12

the clark family Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 7 p.m. $20

opening reception In honor

13

COOKING WITH CHEF BRUNO SILVA At The Landing Restaurant.

3-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Hammer & Forge Brewery, Boones Mill. Bring a light

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $22 of the museum’s new exhibits

SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

3- to 5-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co. playfranklincounty.com

6

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

aLEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $38.50 general admission, $51.50 gold section

4

18 abbey road live Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $19 general admission, $37 gold section

chatham county line Live

19 music from Harvester Performance

Center’s Landing Pad stage. 8 p.m. $24 general admission, $28 day of show

20 COOKING WITH CHEF BRUNO

SILVA At The Landing Restaurant. This class will focus on cooking Spanish food. $75, includes food, wine and recipes. 540-721-3028, thelandingsml.com

SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

8

the kruger brothers Live music from Harvester Performance Center. $28 general admission, $38 gold section

16 southside johnny & the

2

songs from the road band Live music from Harvester

Performance Center’s Landing Pad stage. 8 p.m. $20, $24 day of show

SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

3-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Brooks Mill Winery, 6221 Brooks Mill Road, Wirtz. Bring a light

13 valentine’s day concert A concert featuring Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s David Stewart Wiley and Trinity Ecumenical Parish’s the Rev. Dr. Philip Bouknight. Trinity Ecumenical Parish. www.smacarts.com

an evening with keller williams Live music from

Harvester Performance Center. $32 general admission

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

26 the gatlin brothers Live

february

21

COOKING WITH CHEF BRUNO 10 SILVA At The Landing Restaurant.

14 SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

music from Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $62 general admission, $77 gold section

Jefferson Choral Society will present a collection of best-loved Broadway and Billboard hits, including Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up,” Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, Lynchburg. 434846-8499, www.academycenter. org

3- to 5-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co. playfranklincounty.com

24 SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN 4-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Grassy Hill Trail, Rocky Mount. Bring a light

16 chart toppers of the past

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

7

17 SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

3-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Brooks Mill Winery, 6221 Brooks Mill Road, Wirtz. Bring a light

sml photo club meeting

24 COOKING WITH CHEF BRUNO

SILVA At The Landing Restaurant. This class will focus on cooking Mediterranean. $75, includes food, wine and recipes. 540-721-3028, thelandingsml.com

28 SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

3-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Hammer & Forge Brewery, Boones Mill. Bring a light

4-mile run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Grassy Hill Trail, Rocky Mount. Bring a light

asbury jukes Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $56 general admission, $71 gold section

CRASH TEST DUMMIES JAN. 22 Live music from Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $37 general admission, $52 gold section

PIEDMONT REGION ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TOURNAMENT

Featuring 62 teams of students from schools in Southwest Virginia, competing to solve problems by combining their science and math knowledge with artistic and creative talents. First place winners will compete at the Virginia State Competition. 8 a.m. 540-4933006, www.piedmontodyssey.com

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&

Catching Up With Lakers At Local Events

2

1

Harvest Time Festival

3

Rescheduled to Nov. 3 from mid-September due to inclement weather, this year’s festival featured demonstrations of what life was like on an 18th century tobacco plantation, animals, kids’ activities and games. 1. Pat Smithey (left) and Chastity Weil of Reidsville, North Carolina 2. Gael and Smith Chaney of Union Hall

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3. Sam and Maria Bailey of Lynch Station 4. Jerry and Lyn Harris of Wirtz

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Want to be caught Out & About? Check out our January/February calendar starting on page 82 and be sure to visit smithmountainlake.com — we just might see you at the next Smith Mountain Lake event!

1

Fall Chili and Craft Festival

2

3

The 16th annual event on Nov. 3 at Bridgewater Plaza featured eight teams competing for the honor of tastiest chili. Craft vendors and live music also were part of the daylong event. 1. Cindy Moore (from left), Cheryl Romeo, Guy Bergloff and John Ambielli of Moneta

4

2. Sue and Bill Dippel of Annapolis, Maryland 3. Stephanie (from left) and Eric Shiflett and Michelle and Chris Painter of Stuarts Draft 4. Fran Burns and Dick West of Moneta

Photos jason dunovant

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eering around the room, I inspect the scattered aftermath of our recent frenzied consumerism known as Christmas. Last month’s folly has me wading through all manner of electronics, kitchen gadgets, sweaters, scarves, socks and a delightful pair of whimsical unicorn and rainbow covered pillows. I ponder: Do I really need all this stuff? As much as I want to embrace a “stuff” purge, I’m fighting an uphill battle against my own gathering inclinations. I descend from a long line of junk store aficionados — I fondly remember perusing secondhand thrift stores with Nana, searching out short-sleeved dress shirts she could clean and repair for my dad. My dear Dad is also a fellow estate sale junkie who spends many a weekend hunting for treasure amongst the metal shelving in disheveled garages. We hunt, we gather — is our ancestral DNA to blame? Did early man and woman also quarrel over too many spears, rocks and animal hides piling up around the cave? Despite my propensities, I do believe I could go on a hunting and gathering diet, but for one collectible: blue glass Ball jars. My fascination with Ball jars began when someone shared the urban folklore of the elusive No. 13 jar. Ball jars are numbered on the bottom 1 through 15. Back in the day, moonshiners who used the jars for selling their whiskey believed No. 13 was unlucky so they broke the No. 13 jar in each case. Today, No. 13 jars are considered a rare find. I’ve no idea if there’s any truth behind this legend, but it’s the tale that makes the treasure all the more fun to hunt. I diligently try to convince myself that my vast collection of Ball jars will be put to good use. I’ve combed through hundreds of pages of Pinterest posts, vowing to utilize the inspiring Ball jar ideas for gifts, decorations, flower arrangements and light fixtures. I did recently give a friend a wildflower bouquet in a Ball jar — that’s gotta count for something.

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I’ve honestly attempted to curb my Ball jar addiction. Just last weekend I made plans to attend a neighborhood garage sale with this in mind: No. Blue. Ball. Jar. Purchases. I was earnest in my vow. I looked to be up to the task when my initial scavenging through the garage and the bedrooms resulted in my plucking up no more than a small bud vase and a pair of unused work boots in my husband’s size. Alas, the kitchen provided for my perilous downfall. At first, I spied nothing of interest across the cluttered countertops. Then, just as I turned to leave, a glint through a crack of a cabinet door caught

For whom the Ball Tolls Do we get too much at the holidays? Probably, but some things are more than just “stuff.” Our humble humor columnist just can’t seem to kick her habit to a certain type of blue jar.

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my eye. Unable to resist, I opened the door wider to reveal a lone blue Ball jar sitting in the middle of the dusty second shelf. “Honey, that is my last one,” noted the seller from across the room. “I forgot it was up in that cabinet. I’ll give it to you for two bucks and I’ll throw in the vase and the boots.” I didn’t even check to see if it was a No. 13 as I plunked down $2. Please try not to judge — maybe I’ll make you a lamp. Kimberly Dalferes is the author of I Was In Love With a Short Man Once and Magic Fishing Panties. Her humor blog, “The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats,” is online at kimdalferes.com.


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