May 2018 Smith Mountain Laker magazine

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Forty water access home sites at The Farm and The Boardwalk communities. Starting at $42,500. Each property qualifies for an initiation fee waiver to The Waterfront Country Club, located just minutes away.

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departments 11 Editor’s Note 13 Love The Lake 16 Take The Laker 86 Calendar 95 Just For Fun 96 Out & About 102 Dock Tale Hour

HOME & GARDEN

Critter-Proof Your Garden

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Gardening columnist Catriona Tudor Erler offers tips to minimize damage wildlife can do to your garden. 22

HOME & GARDEN

SUMMER FUN

Summer By The Dozen Kicks Off Each month this summer we’ll give you 12 ideas of things to do around the lake. Starting on 54

ON THE WATER

Property Protector 2J’s LLC provides peace of mind to part-time homeowners by looking after their properties. 42

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feature  stories may 2018

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Let There Be Light A Goodview couple transforms their old-fashioned 1970s home with bright modern ideas. 34

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FIRE & EMS

Answering The Call Volunteer first responders put their lives on the line to serve Smith Mountain Lake communities. 78

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Get Towed Kick off your summer with the latest and greatest in inflatable water rafts. 61

THEIR LAKER YEARS

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5 BEDROOMS & 3 1/2 BATHS and AWESOME SUNSETS! THIS LAKE HOME IS PERFECT FOR INVITING THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OVER TO STAY W/THREE LEVELS OF LIVING SPACE & APPROX. 3728 SQ. FT, THIS HOME OFFERS MAIN LEVEL LIVING WITH LARGE GREAT ROOM W/ CATHEDRAL CEILING, FIREPLACE AND RED OAK FLOORING, DINING AREA & DINING ROOM, MASTER BEDROOM, MASTER BATH, 1/2 BATH AND LAUNDRY ALL ON ONE LEVEL, LOWER LEVEL OFFERS FAMILY ROOM, 2ND KITCHEN, 2 BEDROOMS AND BATH, UPPER LEVEL OFFERS 2 BEDROOMS & BATH, WRAP AROUND COVERED PORCH, OPEN DECK, OVERSIZED DOUBLE BOAT HOUSE W/ 2 JET SKI LIFTS & CABANA, 2 CAR GARAGE & PANORAMIC MAIN CHANNEL LAKE VIEWS. NEW ROOF IN APPROX. 2012, GREAT LOCATION AND ONLY 5 MINUTES TO THE WESTLAKE AREA! MLS# 845308.

$729,900

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ELEGANT & STUNNING CUSTOM BUILT LAKE HOME ALL ON ONE LEVEL W/TRIPLE CAR GARAGE

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This unique lake home offers appox 3200 Sq Ft all on one level w/a triple car garage. Lots of Space w/ 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Library/4th Bedroom has built-in bookcases, Great room has 14’ ceiling & crown molding, Huge master suite w/walk-in closet jetted/wave tub. Kitchen offers gas cooktop & open floor plan to family room featuring a gas fireplace. The covered veranda boasts European terraces filled w/ beautiful landscaping leading the way to the lake. MLS# 837005.

Enjoy this spacious lake home w/ approx. 3735 finished SF, main channel lake views & level lot w 115’ of waterfront. Floor plan accommodates main level living. Four (4) bedrooms, 3.5 baths, kitchen & baths w/ granite countertops, 2 ovens, screened porch, workshop, 4 fireplaces, formal dining room, kitchenette on lower level, stamped concrete driveway & walkway, 2 car garage, covered boathouse, new roof, gutters & heat pump with gas backup approx. 3 years ago. Beautifully landscaped, built in bookshelves, Andersen windows & doors. MLS# 840678.

ENJOY YOUR PRIVACY AT THIS CONTEMPORARY RANCH LAKE HOME WITH 1.85 ACRES INCLUDING HUGE SANDY BEACH Open Floor Plan w/4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths and approx. 2344 SF, Great Room w/Cathedral Ceiling open to Dining Area & Kitchen. Kitchen has Island that is used for a Breakfast Area, Large Family Room with Fireplace. All Seasons Screened Porch with window enclosures for year round use, 2 Car Garage, Paved Driveway, Covered Dock with Upper Sundeck and Cabana. 2 lots have been combined to make Revised lot 2, Great Location and only 5 minutes to the Westlake Area and approx 5 minutes by boat to Bridgewater Plaza. MLS# 816475.

$1,075,000

Plenty of space to stretch out and relax! Approx. 3100 SF and 253’ of waterfront. The open floor plan offers a great place to entertain with family & friends! Great room w cathedral ceiling, wall of glass & fireplace! Grand kitchen that has been totally renovated with copper accents & huge island, custom cabinets w/ granite countertops. Manchurian walnut wood floors, huge master suite, lower deck with hot tub, double boat house. MLS# 844264.

$459,900

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This home has it all with main level living, 4294 Sq. Ft. Finished, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Beautiful Views and Fantastic Location on the Lake, Huge Open Gourmet Kitchen w/Custom Cabinets & Granite Counter Tops, Formal Dining Room, Breakfast Bar, Special Designed Dining Area overlooking the lake, Great Room w/Cathedral ceiling, Stacked Stone fireplace, Built In Bookshelves & Wood Floors. Open Den adjacent to Kitchen, Large Master Suite on Main Level with Dramatic Master Bath, Doorless Tiled Shower & Whirlpool Tub, Spacious Family Room w/Unique Oversized Custom Bar that is fantastic for Entertaining, Home Theater Room, 2nd Master Bedroom, Office (could be overflow 5th bedroom) Alarm System, Huge Covered Boat Dock with Cabana. MLS# 824993. It is a rare find at the lake to find 14+ acres with a beautiful lakefront home. Convenient to shopping, dining & medical services. This one level maintenance free brick home offers 3400 SF of comfortable living, 4 BR & 3 BA radiating lots of privacy & exceptional quality. The spacious kitchen boasts new granite counters & plenty of cabinets. Sun room with a wall of windows to enjoy the lake in every season opens to gigantic deck with awning. Gentle slope to double boat dock. MLS# 834896.

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$745,000

SPACIOUS 4356 SQ FT LAKE HOME LOCATED IN THE WATER’S EDGE Spacious lake home w/ 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, Great Room w/lots of glass for a great lake & mountain view, stone fireplace & wood floors, large master suite on main level and second master suite on lower level, Kitchen has been remodeled w/new granite countertops, Sitting Area w/fireplace off of Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, Sun Room, Family Room w/Stone Fireplace and New Bar, Natural Sandy Beach, Covered Dock w/2 slips & cabana, 2 Car Garage, Paved Driveway MLS# 846572.

$437,000

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Amazing Panoramic Lake & Mtn views at this Incredible Home w/ 5000 Sq Ft Finished, 4 bedroom, 3 baths, 2 car garage, Upgrades Galore. MLS# 824295.

Covered Dock w/ Upper Deck. MLS# 845306.


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s a kid, I used to think of May as the gateway to summer fun. Counting down the days for the school year to end, I would often daydream of all the activities waiting for my cousins and me at our grandparents’ home on the lake. Whether you live here or are just discovering the lake for the first time, Laker magazine has compiled a list of fun activities you can do with the kids and grandkids, and we’re sure there will be no chance for boredom!

creative Designer

Shawn C. Garrett shawn.garrett@roanoke.com

Also included in this issue, our gardening columnist offers tips on keeping the wildlife from devouring your favorite plants. Plus, we showcase a Goodview home that has undergone a dramatic transformation with before and after photos! Since with our May issue we are publishing Laker magazine monthly through August, be sure to check out our spotlight on the lake’s volunteer fire and rescue agencies, as well as our question-and-answer profiles from folks who have moved to the area.

Sales Manager

Alicia Lovern alicia.lovern@roanoke.com

As always, if you have ideas for future stories, don’t hesitate to email us at editor@smithmountainlaker.com.

Karen Dillon, Editor Sales Executive

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Catriona Tudor Erler | Bill Hazlegrove | Don Petersen | Heather Turner COPY EDITOR

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aruba Bill and Elaine Murdock of Wirtz, with friends, Chuck and Susan Keener of Kure Beach, North Carolina, took the Laker with them on their trip to Aruba in September.

SyriA U.S. Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. John Brooks took the Laker on one of his last combat patrols in Syria last summer. In March, Brooks graduated from Ranger School. In his free time, Brooks said he enjoys visiting the lake, where his parents have lived since 2011.

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utah Jim and Becky Tate, who live in the Montego Bay community, took the August issue of Laker magazine with them on their trip west in September. They visited five national parks, including their favorite, Bryce Canyon, as well as Las Vegas.

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Jerry and Lisa Mallen, who moved from Chicago to Smith Mountain Lake in August, celebrated Jerry’s retirement and their 40th wedding anniversary in October. They took the Laker to St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican in Rome during a 14-day Tauck Tour trip. Stops included Naples, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Rome, Orvieto, Umbria, Assisi, Tuscany, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Florence and Venice. After the tour they took a few extra days to visit Verona, where Lisa lived in first and second grades, where her Dad was stationed (U.S. Army).


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This month, Bob and Connie LeMasters set the record with a trip to New Zealand, a distance of about 8,900 miles from Smith Mountain Lake. NEW ZEALAND

new mexico Steve and Diane Karlik of Huddleston took the Laker to the 2017 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. “This is the only hot air balloon event where you are actually able to walk among the hundreds of balloons and talk to the pilots,” Steve said.

italy Stacy and Tony Dantonio took the Laker on their honeymoon in October to Venice, Rome and Sorrento, where they enjoyed great wine, good food and a private gondola ride to celebrate their nuptials.

Namibia In September, Gloria Urias and Carol and Gil Miekina spent two weeks in Namibia and southern Africa. Part of their adventure included trekking up this 1,000-foot high sand dune (Namibia is home to the world’s highest sand dunes).

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north carolina In October, the Mariners Landing Travel Club took the Laker to Asheville where they toured the Biltmore Estate, the city and the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Bob and Connie LeMasters spent the month of October traveling in Australia and New Zealand. They stopped for a picture with the Laker in Queenstown, New Zealand, with the backdrop of the Kawarau River and the aptly named The Remarkables Mountains.

Donna and Rebecca Bryant of Union Hall visited Newport Beach in Southern California for a family wedding in September. They took along a couple of copies of Laker magazine when they took a sightseeing boat cruise in Newport Harbor.

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canada Joy Manning took the Laker magazine with her when she received her sixth consecutive World Championship Title for Women’s Veteran division at the World Wakeboard Championships in Toronto. “As a side note, my luggage with my wakeboard equipment got lost with the airlines and it did not arrive until after I finished my finals run,” Joy said. “I competed on borrowed gear and still managed to pull out a win.”

france Tom Edmonston, Linda Edmonston, Kim Van Buren and Steve Van Buren, who live in The Waterfront, took the Laker to France in November. One of their stops was at this medieval citadel, La Cité, in Carcassonne, France, before trekking down the Canal du Midi.

florida Terry and Jan Snyder, along with Bob and Donna Keck, spent Jan’s birthday in Key West. While there they watched the Powerboat Races, visited the Dry Tortugas and enjoyed many local specialties.

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To a deer, your garden looks like an irresistible buffet. But while fencing is the foolproof way of keeping them out, there are also a few plants you can employ to send them snacking elsewhere. Story and photography by Catriona Tudor Erler

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While most lakers appreciate the many charms of Bambi and his cohorts, they are less enamored of Odocoileus virginianus when herds make themselves at home in their carefully cultivated land, turning the garden into a dining room. Nothing short of a Mexican border-style, anti-immigration wall is guaranteed to keep these foraging beasts at bay, but there are measures you can take to minimize the likelihood of them doing damage.

Don’t fence me in Fencing is the most foolproof way to keep both deer and rabbits out of the garden. While deer can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, they can jump vertically to 8 feet. An effective deer fence needs to be at least that

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tall. A barrier, such as a hedge, that is 5 feet tall and wide also will prevent deer from taking the leap inside. Several companies have developed relatively inexpensive plastic mesh fencing products designed to keep deer out. The black netting, which blends effectively into the landscape, can be stretched between trees and/ or fence posts to create a discrete separation between the garden space and the world beyond. While the plastic is durable against weather elements, deer do occasionally tear the fabric, so it’s a good idea to walk the fence line periodically to check for needed repairs. High voltage fences are another option. When turned on, the live wire will give a significant shock to any creature that touches it. If an 8-foot fence to keep out deer is not to your budget or liking, try crisscrossing string from tree to tree at multiple levels. Some people have found it baffles the deer enough to keep them away. This baffling string array is particularly effective when it surrounds a vegetable garden. To protect tender saplings you value, surround them with cylinders of wire mesh. While deer leap over fences, rabbits burrow underneath, and they can squeeze through tight spaces. If

A busy garden border of wires and strings often baffles the deer enough to keep them out of the vegetable garden.

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Thumper and his friends are nuisances, you need to extend the fence underground by at least 6 inches with wire mesh no larger than 1 inch to keep out baby bunnies.

Use plants deer avoid A deer’s motto might well be, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” When food is scarce, they will eat almost any plant, even ones that make them sick. Nevertheless, there are some plants that they are less likely to devour, and they are your safest bets in gardens where marauding deer are a problem. Deer tend to avoid some bulbs, including leucojum, iris, daffodils and calla lilies. They also ignore tulip foliage, but they will eat the flowers with relish, leaving the topped LEFT Black stems. Other flowers generally Lace Sambucus safe from deer include agapanfeatures palethus, calendula, foxglove, lupines, pink flowers that open in some poppy varieties, California spring. fuchsias, hellebore and zinnias. Ferns are considered deerBELOW resistant, as is boxwood, buddleia, Weigelia ‘Eyecatcher’ Carolina allspice, Mexican orange, lives up to its rockrose, jasmine, rosemary, juniname with both pers, kerria, mahonia and lantana. its foliage and Curiously, deer avoid rhododenflowers. drons, but savor their close relative, azaleas. Among vining plants that are considered safe from deer are Carolina jessamine, English ivy, potato vine, Costa Rican nightshade and Cape honeysuckle. Do be aware, though, that no list of plants is completely accurate. Deer’s taste varies from region to region and even from year to year. A plant that’s safe one year may be the deer’s favorite dish the next.

Good plants for you, bad plants for deer Even native plants aren’t deer-proof. After all, they’ve got to have something to eat. However, the following short list of non-native ornamental shrubs is a good bet to enhance the beauty of your garden without the heartbreak and financial loss of deer-devoured plants. Sambucus Black Lace Distributed by Proven Winners, an organization dedicated to seeking out and marketing plants that have been tested to perform well in most parts of the country, the Black Lace elderberry shrub is indeed a winner. The purple-black, feathery foliage is a good substitute for Japanese maples, and sets off the pale pink saucer-sized flowers that open in spring. Shiny blackberries grace the plant in fall. Harvest them

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before the birds do and make elderberry wine or jam. Plant Black Lace in full sun in a space where it can grow to its full 8-foot height and width without pruning. You’ll be rewarded with a stellar specimen plant with a graceful, airy form and a striking color. Syringa Bloomerang Purple Aptly named the Bloomerang Purple, this shrub flowers profusely with lavender-purple blossoms in spring, takes a rest during the summer heat, and then makes a comeback in autumn, continuing its fragrant floral display until frost. A compact, mounded shrub that achieves a 5-foot height and width at maturity, it has good resistance to powdery mildew, a problem that plagues many lilacs. It works well as a specimen plant, as part of a foundation grouping, in a perennial or mixed shrub border, and in containers. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer in early spring and remove spent blooms to encourage reblooming. Beauty bush — Kolkwitzia amabilis Dream Catcher A large, easy-care, deciduous shrub with a spreading, fountaining form, beauty bush is a graceful way to fill a big, empty space. Its dense structure, which

Commonly called beauty bush, Kolkwitzia amabilis Dream Catcher is a large, graceful shrub that puts on a showstopper flower display in May and holds its own with pretty foliage for the rest of the growing season.

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grows about 10 feet tall and wide, also helps minimize weed growth under the plant. In addition to the generous display of trumpet-like pink blossoms in spring, Dream Catcher offers season-long interest with its sunset-hued foliage. It grows well in shade, even the notoriously tricky dry shade, where its delicately tinted foliage provides light and cheer in summer before turning a striking orange-red in fall. A hard-to-find-plant, check with Lazy S’S Farm & Nursery in Barboursville. Bluebeard — Caryopteris incana Sunshine Blue Smaller than most shrubs, but bushier than most perennials, Caryopteris is a wonderful late-season bloomer that deer avoid. Sunshine Blue, which grows about 3-feet by 3-feet, features amethyst blue flowers in late summer and fall that contrast with the bright yellow foliage. In addition to being deer resistant, these sun-loving, drought-tolerant plants attract butterflies. More recently introduced than Sunshine Blue is ‘Good as Gold’, which has lemon yellow foliage and produces a profusion of large blue flowers late in summer. It was selected as one of Louisiana State University’s Top Perennial Performers for the 2013 season. Weigela florida ‘Eyecatcher’ ‘Eyecatcher’ is a compact hybrid within the Weigela shrub family that is advertised to grow 2-feet to 3-feet tall and wide. However, at the lake mine grew to about 5 feet in both directions. It lives up to its ‘Eyecatcher’ name with its showy rose-red tubular flowers early in the season that repeat blooms later in the year with a scattering of the pretty blossoms. Even when not in flower, it’s a winner with its showy variegated foliage with bright golden yellow leaf edges surrounding irregular medium-green centers. Grow it in full sun for the best flower display. Deutzia gracilis Chardonnay Pearls This compact deciduous shrub has bright yellow foliage in spring that sets off the myriad of white, pearllike buds. The flower buds themselves are decorative, so there’s no reason to feel impatient waiting for them to open into beautiful, pure white star-shaped flowers. When the flowers have faded, this plant continues to shine with its bright yellow foliage that turns green as the season progresses. This nicely formed 3-foot by 3-foot shrub does well in shrub borders as a foundation plant or as an anchor in a perennial border.

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Other tricks and techniques to foil deer that people have employed with mixed success include sprinkling

human hair among the plants, hanging bars of scented soap from trees, sprinkling urine (preferably male) around the periphery of the garden and spreading Milorganite (the fertilizer made in Milwaukee from treated sewage) around the plants. Like the commercial plant sprays designed to repel deer, Milorganite needs to be reapplied after a rain. One year a friend made decoy tomatoes out of red modeling clay and hung the clay balls around the vegetable garden. Looking out her kitchen window one morning, she saw a deer step up to the vegetable garden and bite on one of the decoy tomatoes. According to her report, the deer got a startled look in its eye and spat it out. The word of those disgusting tomatoes must have spread among the local deer population because she harvested her entire tomato crop that year. However, they got wise to her ruse, which only worked that first year.

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let there be light A MODERN PALETTE AND FRESH TEXTURES HELPED KRISTIN AND TRAVIS MULLEN BRIGHTEN UP THEIR 1970s HOME IN GOODVIEW


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e must have looked at 50 houses before deciding on this one,” said Kristin Mullen of their lake-home search a couple of years ago. “I didn’t want a lot of steps to the dock and water, so I liked this fairly level lot,” said husband Travis. “Plus, here we have 12 acres and 900 feet of shoreline. That ensures our privacy and gives us lots of space for our dogs to run around. But I knew we’d end up gutting the place.” Kristin nodded. ”We planned for it to be a project house.” And the Goodview home the couple found near channel marker R-78 has been just that. The original interior felt dark and gloomy, not from lack of windows, but because there was wood everywhere. There were wooden beams, dark wood kitchen cabinets, wood on the ceiling and wood on all the walls — not wood paneling, but beautiful planks honed, fitted and installed by two Amish craftsmen. Travis and Kristin were unsure of how to handle all those existing wood surfaces or where to start updating their house that was built in 1979. “We contacted a few decorator-type people, but all they wanted to do was sell us their tile and flooring,” Kristin said. “Then, we found CIRCLE Design on the internet, and they were just perfect for us. They gave us ideas and options. We sent them hundreds of pictures of things we liked, lots of stuff from Houzz.com. Their

Travis and Kristin Mullen saw their 1979 home in Goodview as a “project house” full of possibility.

computer renderings, which showed exactly what the finished rooms would look like, incorporated many of those ideas.” What did they do with all the wood? “We left it on the walls and ceiling, covered it with drywall and painted it a neutral gray,” Travis said. They kept the ceiling beams but replaced the dark wooden kitchen cabinets with sleek, modern-looking ones. Stylish gray quartz countertops below tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances (including Travis’ must-have splurge: a built-in cappuccino maker) updated the look.

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In the course of remodeling, the footprint of the kitchen and adjoining great room changed. Half-walls were removed, appliances were relocated, and a new island and a dining bar were installed. Kitchen linoleum, along with the sea of carpeting found everywhere, were ripped out and replaced by new engineered hardwood flooring that unified the main living areas. The great room fireplace, originally surrounded by river rock, was covered and replaced with sleek ledger stone. Wood storage areas are now built into the design. Since purchasing the home two and a half years ago, Travis and Kristin have changed the exterior color from a natural-colored cedar siding to a painted green with trim accents in light cream. Outside the great room is an oversized deck for entertaining where Kristin has already updated the railings with the home’s cream trim color. When they bought the house, the lake was nearly invisible due to a forest of trees and undergrowth, which has now been pared down and limbed up to allow views onto the upper Roanoke River arm of the lake’s main channel. The couple loves in-season outdoor living, and before starting on the house, they had the dock torn out, relocated and enlarged. Now there is plenty of space for evening partying there — bathed in what is a unique lighting system: it’s indirect and soft, changes colors and creates an inviting aura that simply begs to be enjoyed. Now that the main living areas of the home have been modernized, Travis and Kristin are moving on to the other aspects of their redo — the five bedrooms and the lower level. Because the home’s non-wooden walls and ceilings were done in dated swirly plaster, Travis has been doing a lot of sanding to smooth the texture before he eventually paints. “Look at this bedroom,” Kristin said. “It has aqua walls and a pink ceiling!” “The great thing about CIRCLE Design is that they gave us

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few years ago, Smith Mountain Lake homeowner Cynthia Sterrett found herself in need of a professional service that’s not easy to come by — a property caretaker. With her main home in Blacksburg and another house in Florida, Sterrett was concerned time away from her Smith Mountain Lake home could result in a myriad of potential problems, such as storm damage, burst pipes or a break-in. Thankfully, a search on the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce’s website led Sterrett to 2J’s LLC. Janet Thorne, who owns 2J’s with husband Jim (he does the tech, paperwork and accounting side of the business), provides lake residents, primarily in the Westlake and surrounding areas, with regular attention to property upkeep. “My husband and I moved to the SML area a little over eight years ago,” Thorne said. “At that time, I had always been in office work and I was ready to make a change. I came up with the idea of house cleaning around the lake. I’m very organized and detailed, and wanted to put those skills into something different.” House cleaning may have been the beginning, but Thorne quickly realized there was a need to offer homeowners more than that. With Smith Mountain Lake being a popular place for second or even third homes, where residents aren’t always living here full time, true home upkeep requires more than cleaning. Thorne’s attention to detail led to a greater level of property assurance for her clients. “I provide full-service support, including house checks, shopping, errands and appointment setting,” Thorne said. “For example, I recently set the appointment for a refrigerator delivery and met the deliverers at the residents’ home so the homeowners wouldn’t have to make a special trip here.” Thorne also does dock and watercraft checks, letting residents know how water levels are and making sure outdoor furniture is secure. According to Thorne, the type of house checks she provides requires having a comprehensive list and an observant eye. In less than an hour, Thorne can ensure everything is A-OK with a home and property. “I go in and turn on the water, let faucets drain, flush the toilets, make sure there are no leaks. I walk around the home, check the ceiling for signs of pipe bursts or water damage,” Thorne said. “I make sure appliances are working properly and that the exterior isn’t showing signs of damage.” Recently, Thorne noticed a shingle had blown off a

What began as a house cleaning business for Janet and Jim Thorne turned into a business taking care of homes for owners who don’t live at the lake full time. With a comprehensive list and an attention to detail, Janet Thorne says it takes less than an hour to check a home.

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“It’s reassuring to know someone’s checking on your home and everything’s fine when we’re not there.”

customer’s roof from high winds. She informed them of the problem, and they were able to have it taken care of immediately. “I also provide shopping services, such as picking up groceries for those who are too busy or home-bound,” she said. “I’ll sometimes do online ordering for customers and bring packages into the home.” Sterrett can attest to the value of having someone like Thorne available to check in and keep things running. “It’s reassuring to know someone’s checking on your home and everything’s fine when we’re not there,” Sterrett said. “Janet’s very professional and very efficient.

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I’ve had other people check in and not notice as many things.” Before homeowners return home, Thorne said she often provides extra preparation to the properties she oversees. “Before they get there, I will go into their home, do all of the checking I would normally do, and along with that, light cleaning,” she said. “If they wish, I’ll get groceries and stock the refrigerator. They can come back and go straight out to enjoy the lake. That’s my goal; to save them time so they can simply enjoy being home.” A list of available services is on the 2J’s LLC Facebook page.

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15826 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy., Huddleston

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400 Crazy Horse Road, Moneta

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3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston

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60 Marina Point Lane, Union Hall

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300 Locust Lane, Penhook

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BY THE DOZEN 1 2 W AY S T O H AV E F U N I N M AY Ah, summer! There’s nothing better than warm breezes, cool drinks and lake waves lapping at your feet. If you’re visiting the lake this summer or searching for ways to entertain your guests, we’ve got you covered! Each month through August, Laker Magazine will feature activities for all ages in a guide we’re calling “Summer By The Dozen.”


Meet an alpaca! The lake is home to not one, but two, alpaca farms: Pacabella Farm Alpacas and Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas and Gifts. When you tour these farms, you can feed, hold and have your photo taken with the animals as well as shop for clothing, soaps and other alpaca-related products.


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The area is home to two public golf courses, The Westlake near Westlake Corner and Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club in Huddleston.

Fudge time! Try a taste of fudge made fresh at Gifts Ahoy at Bridgewater Plaza while also shopping for SML souvenirs. The store also features a Fudge Club for fudge lovers.

Feed the fish Grab a bag of popcorn and head over to Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge, “Home of the Pet Carp,” in Penhook or to Bridgewater Marina at Hales Ford Bridge, which sells bags of popcorn and donates proceeds to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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Challenge yourself If you enjoy competing, why not “tri” participating in the annual Smith Mountain Lake Sprint Triathlon on May 5? The race starts at 9 a.m. and is held at Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston.

Treat yourself to good eats. Whether you’re craving American, Italian, Mexican or Asian fare, the area is home to a variety of restaurants to please any palate. Pick up a copy of Laker 365 for our local list.


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Our area’s parks, Smith Mountain Lake State Park in Huddleston, Smith Mountain Lake Community Park in Scruggs and Moneta Park near Downtown Moneta, have some of the best swings and playground amenities around.

Go play!

Take a hike

Getting back to nature has never been easier with hiking trails found all over SML, including loops at Booker T. Washington National Monument, Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Smith Mountain Lake Community Park and Moneta Park. Don’t forget the sunscreen and bug spray.

Pamper yourself

Indulge in a manicure, pedicure and facial at any of the lake-area salons that offer those services. You’ll not only look good, but feel good, too!

Belt one out

Love to sing but not quite American Idol material? You’re in luck. Bottoms Up Bar and Grill in Eastlake hosts weekly karaoke competitions and Blind Bill’s in Huddleston has a weekly open mic night.

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Get some air

Get connected

Smith Mountain Lake Aviation offers sightseeing tours of the lake for about $150. The Cessna 172 can carry up to three passengers.

Now in its 15th year, the SML Business Expo on May 4 is a perfect opportunity to network with the area’s businesses and civic organizations.


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And even those who consider themselves past tubing age get kicks from watching the fun that loved ones have while being pulled behind a boat. Ken Hayes, owner of Smith Mountain Wake Company at Bridgewater Plaza, regularly participates in tow sport activities, attends gear-buying events and talks with shoppers about their own preferences. “The cash register doesn’t lie,” Hayes said. “What people buy is a great indicator of what tow toys are in favor.” Hayes sells a variety of inflatables and said higher quality products make a difference. “Tubes take a beating, and the discount brands often fail and spoil a day of fun on the water,” he said. “Plus, the leading manufacturers like O’Brien, Rave, HO (Hyperlite) and Radar (Ronix) have really raised the bar on features. Grab handles are padded for comfort, softer non-chafing decking fabric has replaced abrasive canvas, and bladders are thicker for longer life. Even the convenience of the inflate/deflate valves can vary significantly.” The styles of inflatables can vary widely, too. Traditional one-person circular decked-over tubes start around $69. Smith Mountain Wake Company’s top seller is a 75-inch, three-person model that’s D-shaped to provide a sportier ride and more space for riders. One mid-priced tube (around $250) to check out is the Airhead Griffin II that features oversized knee pads and angled edges to improve control through weight shifts. On the higher end of both comfort and price are the couch-style inflatables with built-in back rests that


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make staying securely perched on the deck easy for riders of all ages. There’s also O’Brien’s Baller 3-rider couch, as well as Connelly’s Fun 3. Those range in price from $250 to $600. New this year is the HO Hotseat XL, which retails for $429. It accommodates up to five riders — three in prone position with two sitting against back rests. Also, there’s the Connelly Prism, a $400 hexagonal rigid inflatable throwback to the old saucer discs. It can be towed from a hook or for spin-around, stand-up fun, the rider can hold a tow handle. Bridgewater Marina sells, as well as rents, water toys. Marina partner Ryan Waters also said he expects the trend for consumers to want bigger, more comfortable inflatables with back rests or unique handholds to continue. “We’ll sell a ton of the Connelly Fun 3 and four-place O’Brien Sombrero inflatables,” he said. Because of insurance reasons, Waters said the marina only rents tubes to their customers who also rent boats or personal watercraft. “It’s $30 per day for a two-person tube, $40 for the larger, more luxurious three-place models,” Waters said. “Either one adds lots of fun to a day on the lake.” Tubes are purchased by all types of consumers — teens and young adults looking for thrills, parents to use for towing family members, and grandparents anticipating a menagerie of visitors. “When the expected riders include parents and grandparents, the couch styles usually get the nod,” Hayes said. Hayes also emphasized the importance of a suitable 60-foot towline. “Look for the required towline tensile strength on the package you are considering and make sure you have towline that meets or exceeds that recommendation.

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Over time, many families upgrade to larger multi-person towables, so a few extra bucks for a stronger line than you need right now makes sense.” Hayes added that boaters should never use a water ski or wakeboard towline to tow a tube. To keep inflatables lasting as long as possible, Hayes offered the following tips: • Keep out them out of the sun to prevent them from deteriorating. • Don’t use tow tubes if they’re under-inflated. Resistance-induced stresses increase exponentially. • Choose the right tow point on the boat. Bridles should be used on boats that don’t have a purposemounted pylon, ring or towing bar, though they allow the towline to drag in the water even at speed. Most wakeboarding towers are not designed to handle the shock loads a multi-person towable can exert. • Never tow from a cleat as it can be yanked loose and snap back at riders like a missile. Tubes are sometimes tied to or anchored near a dock to serve as swimming and sunbathing mini-islands. Now there are a variety of floatables designed just for that purpose, too. Water lounge chairs for singles or pairs range from $29 to $99. HO’s Castaway Island, which retails for $329, is suitable for a group of seven to eight plus there’s room for snacks and beverages. A 6-foot by 16-foot solid foam island costs around $499 while high-floating rigid inflatables, including some with sun-shielding canopies, range from $600 to $750. Body Glove’s Party Island features built-in waterproof Bluetooth speakers. As with inflatable tubes, the more expensive islands will survive more rough housing, but even inexpensive discount store floaties can be loads of fun.

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Set sail for good eats! Our annual Dock & Dine Guide offers details on the lake’s 19 eateries where you can dock your boat and enjoy waterfront dining and, in some cases, live entertainment. Some are favorite hangouts that have been around for decades, while others are relatively new and worth exploring.

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Bay Rock Marina Cafe $ CHANNEL MARKER: R87 / MAP ID: B4 Located on the north end of the lake, convenient to Roanoke, Bay Rock offers simple, down-home favorites for breakfast and lunch daily throughout the summer. Grab takeout for the boat or dine on the deck. 8360 Hardy Road, Hardy • (540) 890-2194 • On Facebook In-season hours: Open daily but hours vary. Check website for details.

The Copper Kettle $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: R37 / MAP ID: D7 A family-friendly restaurant located near channel marker R37 at Indian Point Marina featuring old-fashioned, home-cooked dishes like grandma used to make. Take-out available, group reservations, walk-ins welcome, outdoor seating available. 2033 Morewood Road, Hardy • (540) 912-0116 • thecopperkettleco.com In-season hours: Wed, Thurs, Sun, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Heath’s Waterfront Grill $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: C6 / MAP ID: D11 Heath’s offers lunch and dinner daily; on the weekends, breakfast is also served. The menu includes pizza, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steak and seafood. The atmosphere is casual. Dine indoors or out and enjoy the view of Smith Mountain. Entertainment is scheduled every Saturday in season. 1217 Graves Harbor Trail, Huddleston • (540) 632-0163 • On Facebook In-season hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 8 am.-9 p.m.

Ice Cream Cottage $ CHANNEL MARKER: R28 / MAP ID: C8 At Bridgewater Plaza’s Ice Cream Cottage you’ll find Hershey’s brand flavors such as Rainbow Sherbet, Muddy Sneakers and Cappuccino Crunch. Patrons also will want to check out special flavors, which rotate weekly. Hot dogs are also available for purchase. 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #3, Moneta (540) 721-1305 • bridgewaterplaza.com In-season hours: Opens daily 11 a.m.

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Jake’s Place $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: R28 / MAP ID: C8 A family-friendly restaurant on the water, Jake’s Place offers ample seating, a full bar, TVs, souvenirs and plenty of docking space for boats and personal watercraft. The calendar stays full with specials, theme nights and holiday events, and there is live music most weekend nights in-season. 1041 Harbour Inn Lane, Moneta • (540) 297-4732 • jakesplacesml.com In-season hours: Monday noon-4 p.m; Tuesday – Friday opens at noon; Saturday – Sunday opens at 11 a.m.

Kings Point Pub $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: C2 / MAP ID: F11 This quaint spot, which is open Thursday-Sunday during the summer, is at Lake Haven Marina on Craddock Creek. You can dine in the pub or out on the partially covered patio that includes tables with large umbrellas. Customers can call for seasonal amenities. 15844 SML Parkway, Huddleston • (540) 297-7347 • On Facebook In-season hours: Mid-May through Sept.: Opens at 3 p.m. Thurs-Sun

The Landing Restaurant $$-$$$ CHANNEL MARKER: R11 / MAP ID: F10 Upscale cuisine in a casual atmosphere is what you’ll find at The Landing Restaurant, a perennial favorite in our annual Best of SML awards. Check out the newly-renovated dining room and open kitchen. 773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta • (540) 721-3028 • thelandingsml.com In-season hours: Open daily, 5-9 p.m. (closed Tuesdays)

Lumpkin’s Snack Bar & Grill $ CHANNEL MARKER: B1 / MAP ID: H11 Located at Lumpkin’s Marina on the south side of SML, this family-owned and operated grill is popular with locals and fans of down-home cooking. Grab a quick bite on your way around the lake or stay awhile to enjoy the beautiful view. Customers can call for seasonal amenities. 19 Lumpkin’s Drive, Penhook • (434) 927-5150 In-season hours: Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Magnum Point Marina $$-$$$ CHANNEL MARKER: B37/ MAP ID: I8 Located in Union Hall, this restaurant serves up American grill food in a casual atmosphere. On-water delivery is available for customers along the Blackwater River arm of the lake. 2200 Old Salem School Rd., Union Hall • On Facebook In-season hours: Daily, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Mango’s Bar & Grill $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: R28 / MAP ID: C8 A tropical-themed restaurant at Bridgewater Plaza, Mango’s is a favorite with locals and tourists. While seating is available indoors, Mango’s is known for its spacious patio with umbrellas, live weekend music and an outdoor bar, which serves dozens of types of beer, wine, mixed and frozen drinks. 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #20, Moneta • (540) 721-1632 • mangosbarandgrill.com In-season hours: Sun-Wed 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Thurs-Sat 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Mexico Viejo $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: B11 / MAP ID: F9 A staple at Crazy Horse Marina on the Blackwater, Mexico Viejo offers an extensive menu of traditional Latin fare, as well as cold beer and tasty margaritas. A family-friendly spot, Mexico Viejo offers easy docking, inside dining and expanded outdoor dining space. 404 Crazy Horse Drive, Moneta • (540) 719-1000 • On Facebook In-season hours: Sun-Thurs noon-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat noon-11 p.m.

Mexico Viejo Tequila Bar $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: R28 / MAP ID: C8 At Bridgewater Plaza, Mexico Viejo Tequila Bar offers delicious Latin fare, as well as tasty margaritas and cold beer. Dine indoors or on the expansive outdoor patio overlooking all the goings-on at Bridgewater Plaza at Hales Ford Bridge. 16440 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Moneta • (540) 719-5001 • On Facebook In-season hours: Sun-Thurs noon-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat noon-11 p.m.

Mitchell’s Restaurant $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: C3 / MAP ID: F12 A casual marina eatery, Mitchell’s features a large outdoor patio, tiki bar and stage with live music every Friday. Enjoy a weekend breakfast buffet, expanded beer and wine selections and nightly specials throughout the week. Campers at nearby Mitchell’s Point Marina receive a restaurant discount. 3553 Trading Post Road, Huddleston • (540) 296-0664 • mitchellspoint.com In-season hours: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Moosie’s Restaurant $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: R28 / MAP ID: C8 Open at SML since 1989, Moosie’s is known for its extensive, reasonably priced menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, chicken, ribs and Mexican fare. A full bar occupies one side while the more family-friendly dining room offers ample seating and a view of all the happenings at Bridgewater Plaza. 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #16, Moneta • (540) 721-5255 • bridgewaterplaza.com In-season hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Pizza Pub $-$$ CHANNEL MARKER: R28 / MAP ID: C8 Bridgewater Plaza’s longtime pizza joint, Pizza Pub serves up traditional and made-to-order pies, wraps, subs and salads in a casual atmosphere. Eat inside, at the bar or on the covered patio among the sights and sounds of the plaza. 16430 B.T. Washington Hwy. #10, Moneta • (540) 721-1234 • bridgewaterplaza.com In-season hours: Weekdays 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Portside Grill & Bar $ CHANNEL MARKER: R21 / MAP ID: E10 This open-air hangout at Virginia Dare Marina offers a tropical feel and is situated right over the water for the whole family to enjoy. Spending the afternoon at Portside is like being transported to Key West with a menu that includes kids’ meals, burgers, Cuban sandwiches and wings. 3619 Airport Road, Moneta • (540) 297-7100 • vadarecruises.com In-season hours: Opens at noon Fri; 11 a.m. Sat-Sun, mid-May through mid-September

Smith Mountain Dock & Lodge $ CHANNEL MARKER: R6 / MAP ID: G11 Breakfast is a favorite at this waterfront grill, but cheeseburgers are, by far, the most popular menu item. Entertainment is scheduled occasionally on the weekends. Also, find out why the lodge calls itself Home of the Pet Carp. 188 Locust Lane, Penhook • 540-565-0222 • On Facebook In-season hours: Daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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CHANNEL MARKER: R21 / MAP ID: E10 Dine on the water while cruising Smith Mountain Lake on the Virginia Dare, a 19th century sidewheeler replica. The Virginia Dare hosts weekly themed lunch and dinner cruises and can be rented for private charters. Cruise as a couple or make it your group event destination. 3619 Airport Road, Moneta • 540-297-7100 • vadarecruises.com In-season hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri at noon, Sat at 11:30 a.m. and Sun at 2 p.m.; Dinner: Sat at 7:30 p.m. Each cruise is two hours. Reservations required.

Wallers $$ CHANNEL MARKER: R27 / MAP ID: C9 Located at Crystal Shores Marina, Waller’s features a carefree atmosphere where the menu is vast and live entertainment is a staple. Owner Waller Perrow said in addition to music, entertainment includes a putting green, darts, cornhole, pingpong and Wii. “There’s always something going on, whether it’s relaxing by the water with a cocktail, getting a bite to eat, live music or games,” Perrow said. 1617 Crystal Shores Dr., Moneta • 540-297-0055 • holleratwaller.com In-season hours: Opens at 11:30 a.m. Thurs-Sun

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their laker years a summer series on couples who retired at smith mountain lake

COUPLE DIVE IN TO GIVING BACK Terry and Deb Broadwater traded leisure time for leadership roles around SML Interview by Jerry Hale

Photography by KAREN DILLON “I have a purpose driven life — to extend a helping hand to the marginalized. The older I get, the more driven I feel,” said Deb Broadwater. She and her husband, Terry, feel led to serve the lake community.

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eb and Terry Broadwater, who live in Park Place, are both retired U.S. Army officers — he as an Armor Lt. Colonel; she as a Colonel specializing in operations research for land forces.

were more laid back.

Q: What were a few of your memorable duty stations? Terry: I had overseas assignments in Vietnam, Germany and Turkey. While stateside at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, I met and married Deb, who was there serving as a chemical officer. My last posting was to 4th U.S. Army HQ at Ft. Sheridan, just outside of Chicago. Deb: My last three Army jobs were at the Pentagon, first with Army staff and then the Secretary of Defense’s office. We moved to Smith Mountain Lake immediately after I retired.

Q: How was retirement here compared to your expectations? Deb: I soon realized I wasn’t really cut out to have lots of leisure time, so I quickly got involved on committees and boards. I had leadership roles with the [Smith Mountain Lake] Charity Home Tour, the Henry Fork Service Center and all kinds of involvement at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Plus, I served as webmaster for Terry’s developing real estate business. Terry: We first bought a lot at Contentment Island, but after discovering a fit with Bethlehem, we decided we’d be happier on the Moneta side of the lake. A yearlong search turned up our property in Park Place ... and morphed into an interest in real estate. I’ve been focusing on representing buyers ever since.

Q: How did you learn about Smith Mountain Lake? Deb: In the mid ’90s while stationed in Atlanta, I sat next to someone on an airplane who talked about Smith Mountain Lake in casual conversation. I was all ears. Living near a lake had been a dream of mine since childhood. I had even ‘played lake’ by digging a hole in the dirt and filling it with water from a bucket! A few years later, another stranger on another plane recommended Smith Mountain Lake as a place we needed to check out for retirement. Coincidence? Maybe. But both raved about the place. Terry: We looked at several other lakes and then spent a long weekend here with our kids in a rental we found online. It was a drought year, and the small boat we had trailered here got caught under the dock as the water rose. Still, we had a fantastic time and thought this area had great appeal — swimming, fishing, golf, natural beauty and surrounding mountains. Deb: I had been working 12-hour days at the Pentagon for seven years and living in the Beltway bustle. I was ready for a place to relax and meet people who

Q: What’s the bottom line on being retired at SML? Terry: You can be as busy here as you want to be. I’ve been on the board of Lake Christian Ministries, headed up Christian education at Bethehem UMC and traveled with the church’s disaster relief team. Anyone with energy to offer can get as involved in the local community as they want. Deb: There are all kinds of volunteer opportunities here. I have a purpose driven life — to extend a helping hand to the marginalized. The older I get, the more driven I feel. And being at Smith Mountain Lake has given me the chance to balance that work with the stillness, solitude and relaxation the lake provides every day. Like the water, the community’s welcome is deep and clear. You can enjoy that no matter how busy you get. I love it here. Terry: I tell prospective buyers, ‘This is truly the Jewel of the Blue Ridge ... 22,000 acres of well-kept secret. Recreation abounds — water sports, hunting, hiking are readily available. You’ll be content here and rarely feel the need to leave.’

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“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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n larger cities and municipalities, when you call 911 for a fire or medical emergency, career or paid first responders are likely to answer the call for help; however, Smith Mountain Lake is primarily served by all-volunteer fire and medical rescue personnel. Each month through August, Smith Mountain Laker magazine will profile the area’s agencies who help keep lake residents and their property safe.

Red Valley Rescue Squad Red Valley Rescue Squad members are like one big family, bound together by a love of helping others. “I like helping people and treating people,” Ryan DeForest said of why he joined the rescue squad 20 years ago and where he currently serves as captain. “It kind of gets in your blood,” added Jason Halm, the squad’s president. Before moving to the lake in 2012, Halm was a career firefighter in upstate New York. “I swore to my wife that I wasn’t going to do that anymore,” he said of being involved in fire and rescue after they moved to SML. “I lasted 23 days.” In addition to Red Valley, Halm serves on the Burnt Chimney and Smith Mountain Lake Marine volunteer fire departments, too. With nearly three dozen members, Red Valley Rescue Squad is one of the better-staffed agencies in the area, which can be a curse, as well as a blessing, DeForest said. When DeForest joined Red Valley as a volunteer 20 years ago, the squad answered roughly 200 calls a year. Today, that number has tripled. Oftentimes, these first responders will answer calls that other squads can’t, which can send them to emergencies as far as away as Callaway, Henry and Ferrum.

While the squad’s call volume has gone up, its annual allotment of funds, which comes from Franklin County, has remained the same. “Budgeting is tight because of the number of calls we run,” DeForest said. Recently, thanks to a $10,000 grant that DeForest secured, along with money from two annual chicken barbecue fundraisers — there’s one May 19 from noon to 2 p.m. at the rescue squad — and a letter campaign, Halm said they were able to purchase a Lucas device, a machine that delivers chest compressions for CPR, and an automatic stretcher, which can be used to transport larger patients. While Franklin County residents are charged for ambulance trips to the hospital, that money doesn’t go directly back to the individual rescue squads. Instead, it’s reinvested into Franklin County Public Safety, which purchases new rescue and response vehicles for the county agencies. This month, Red Valley is expecting a new ambulance at an estimated cost of $236,000. “That’s a basic model, with no bells and whistles,” Halm said. Fortunately, the new equipment will be ready for what is typically a busy season for the rescue squad, which lasts just before Memorial Day through the end of October. “We get a real uptick this time of year,” DeForest said. Because of that increase in call volume, the rescue squad is always in need of members. After completing an online application and passing a background check, new members are paired with a mentor and trained in CPR and basic first aid. Members can continue their training by taking EMT (emergency medical technician) and EVOC (emergency vehicle operations) classes,

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Halm said. “There’s on-the-squad training and monthly training,” Halm said. “We’ll point you in the right direction. The sky’s the limit … it just depends on the individual.” Depending on staffing, squad members typically volunteer, at a minimum, for two 12-hour shifts a month. “We’re more flexible on being able to accommodate people and their schedules,” Halm said. Through their love of helping others, DeForest and Halm are part of a larger tight-knit family of first responders. “I’m boasting, but I’d say it’s one of the strongest squads in the county,” Halm said. “We’ve got a really good group of people.” John Smith, who is retired from a career in law enforcement, agreed. “We’re all here because we want to help people.” Red Valley Rescue Squad is on Virginia 116 near Burnt Chimney. More information about the squad can be found on Facebook.

Twenty years ago, the Red Valley Rescue Squad answered roughly 200 calls per year, captain Ryan DeForest said. Today, that number has tripled.

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Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department Like Halm, John Zane is a member of Red Valley Rescue Squad, as well as Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department. He spent six months training to become a firefighter while also earning his EMT certification, in anticipation of making it into a career. “I really enjoy it, love the training and the people,” Zane said. The fire department covers an area of approximately 84 square miles and answers an average of 250 calls each year for service, which includes not only structure fires, but also vehicle crashes. “We are the busiest fire department in the county,” said department chief Lee Powell. Of its 40 members, eight are certified at the firefighter 1 level, 22 are firefighter 2 certified and 10 are support members, Powell said. In addition, 10 members have some medical training.

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“Volunteers are a very important resource for Franklin County ... [I]t is important our community supports us like we support them.” — CHIEF LEE POWELL

“Currently at Burnt Chimney, any member not having at least firefighter 1 can’t enter a burning structure,” Powell said. However, “there are plenty of other tasks that are important on the fire or accident scene.” Firefighter 1 is a 160-hour training program that includes classroom study, drillfield practice and training evolutions, Powell said. The 57-hour firefighter 2 training program is designed for those who are interested in taking on a leadership role in a department. Support members help with traffic control, building and truck maintenance, fundraising and other tasks. Officers are assigned duties that help with the department’s day-to-day operations. “We run like a small business,” Powell said. “We look at it like the trucks and equipment belong to the citizens of Franklin County. We house and maintain them.” Because volunteers are always on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, new members are always needed, Powell said. “Volunteers are a very important resource for Franklin County. We save the citizens millions of tax dollars a year by doing what we do,” he said. “So it is important our community supports us like we support them and for everyone to try to get involved in their local fire department in some capacity.” Additional funding is something else that’s always in demand. Although they receive funding from Franklin County Public Safety, the department also hosts fundraisers, including an annual golf tournament and a chicken barbecue dinner. Like Red Valley, Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department also has secured grant funding over the years. “We have been very successful at federal grants to take the burden from the taxpayers,” Powell said. “Since 2001, we have been awarded over $275,000 in grant money given out by the federal government.” And for a fire department, equipment isn’t cheap. “The cost of our first-run engine in 2013 was $485,000, which carries most of our equipment, over $400,000 of it,” Powell said. “The trucks are on rotation and are paid for by tax dollars provided by the board of supervisors. Each year, the county buys a fire truck to replace a 20-year-old truck throughout the county.” Powell, who has been volunteering at Burnt Chimney since 1996, said being a firefighter is a dream come true. “Making a difference in someone’s worst day and

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giving back to my community,” he said when asked what he enjoyed most. “Some of the greatest, unselfish people I know are in the firehouses, rescue squads, state police and sheriff’s departments in Franklin County. We are one team paid or volunteer trying to accomplish one goal.” Zane agreed. “Once you run your first good call, there’s no going back,” he said. “It’s a good feeling to help somebody. That’s what gets you hooked.” Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department is located on Virginia 122 North in Burnt Chimney. More information about the department can be found on Facebook. To learn more about volunteering with Red Valley Rescue Squad or Burnt Chimney Volunteer Fire Department, visit www.fcpublicsafety.com.

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2018 Calendar Find more events in Laker Weekly and online at smithmountainlake.com

what’s ahead may ALL MONTH: TAKE PRIDE IN SML CLEAN-UP Now in its 31st

year, this annual event, sponsored by Tri-County Lakes Administrative Commission, SML Regional Chamber of Commerce and Smith Mountain Lake Association, lasts throughout the month to encourage the community to spruce up the lake and shoreline. Work as an individual or group to clean up debris. 540-721-4400, 721-1203, www.takepridesml.com

SML’S GOT TALENT Talent

competition every Friday through May 18 at Heath’s Waterfront Grill at Mariners Landing, Huddleston. Cash prizes awarded for first, second and third place. 7 p.m. Visit SML Idol on Facebook

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SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

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

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SML FISHING TOURNAMENT

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The 50th annual Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Tournament, sponsored by Challenger Little League Baseball, will be held at Gills Creek Marina in Wirtz. Prizes up to $15,000 will be awarded in six categories. 540-721-2451, gillscreekmarina.com

Professional artists draw live while you watch. All works created will be in an auction where winner is determined by luck-of-the-draw. 5 to 9 p.m. Taubman Museum, Roanoke. 540-342-5760, taubmanmuseum.org

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THE MAVERICKS Live music at

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

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FIVE DOLLAR SHAKE

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $64.50 general admission, $72 gold section

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15th ANNUAL Sml BUSINESS EXPO This year’s event will be

indoors at the Franklin County Family YMCA at SML. The trade show brings together more than 100 SML-area businesses and organizations to showcase products and services. Hosted by the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce, the event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 540-721-1203. visitsmithmountainlake.com

Live music at Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7 p.m. Music passes $35 (good through August)

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Sml BREWS & TUNES FESTIVAL This year at the

Franklin County Family YMCA’s SML location, this familyfriendly event will feature food vendors, craft breweries, live music and children’s play area. $25 for advance tickets, $35 gate admission, children 6 and younger admitted free. No

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coolers. 1 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce. 540-721-1203, visitsmithmountainlake.com

HERITAGE CLASSIC 5K & fun run This is the 30th annual event

at Christian Heritage Academy in Rocky Mount. 8 a.m. 540-4833786, www.chaknights.org

DERBY DAY PARTY AT HISTORIC AVENEL Featuring

mint juleps, cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Hat contest and prizes. 4:30 to 8 p.m. $40. 540586-1814, www.lynchburgtickets. com

BLACKHAWK with crawford & Power Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $30 general admission, $42 gold section

FUZZY LOGIC Live music at

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

TOMMY COX Live music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m. 6

SAMANTHA FISH Live music at

Harvester Performance Center’s Landing Pad stage. 8 p.m. $34.50

CHEESE SHOP TRIP Bedford County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a trip to the Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft and visit the Little Debbie Outlet and Shenandoah Farmers Market in Mt. Crawford. Leaving at 8 a.m. $25 includes transportation and lunch at Wood Grill Restaurant. 540-586-7682 11 ANNUAL STRAWBERRY

FESTIVAL Downtown Rocky

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TRISTAN MCINTOSH Live music

at Harvester Performance Center’s Landing Pad stage. 8 p.m. $17 advance, $22 day of show

MARTY STUART AND HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $45 general admission, $66.50 gold section, $249 VIP

Coffeehouse: the new habit band Live music

sponsored by Smith Mountain Arts Council. McKelvey Community Center, 14917 Moneta Road, Moneta. $18 ($15 SMAC members). 7 to 9 p.m. www.smacarts.com

JERRY WIMMER TRIO Live music at Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7 p.m. Music passes $35 (good through August) 12 Mother’s day pontoon

boat tour Ride with a ranger on the 30-foot pontoon boat at SML State Park in Huddleston and learn the history of how the lake was created and the origin of the park. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Registration required. 540-297-6066

MOTHER’S DAY TEA PARTY

Discovery Center picnic pavilion at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Huddleston. Free. Noon to 1 p.m. 540-297-6066

the surferific dudes Live

music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m.

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Sml photo club meeting

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

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APPALACHIAN POWER TRIATHLon MAY 5, SML STATE PARK, HUDDLESTON Participate or cheer on your favorite athlete in the SML Triathlon, organized by Virginia Amateur Sports. Participants swim 750 meters, bike 20 kilometers and run 5 kilometers through the park. 9 a.m. commonwealthgames.org

under the streetlamp Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $30 general admission, $47 general admission, $62 gold section

10 SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

3-mile trail run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Hammer & Forge Brewing Co., Boones Mill

STEVE EARLE Live music at

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $61.50 general admission, $81.50 gold section, $41.50 standing room only

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tom maynard memorial poker run MAY 18-19, MARINERS LANDING, HUDDLESTON Organized by the SML Boating Association, the annual charity event involves participants boating to various restaurants and marinas around the lake to collect playing cards. Prizes are awarded in numerous categories, including best poker hand, worst poker hand, best appearing crew and boat. Starts and finishes at Mariners Landing Resort, Huddleston. 540-597-3932, smlba.com

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WALK Explore the variety of

plants in the butterfly garden and learn which insects are attracted to them at the Discovery Center at SML State Park in Huddleston. 1 to 1:30 p.m. Free. 540-2976066

hike for hope Hike to raise awareness for suicide prevention, stop the stigma of mental illness and raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 9 a.m. to noon. Falling Creek Park, Bedford. www.facebook.com/ bedfordhikeforhope architectural restoration talk and tour Behind-the-scenes tour of

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Reservations encouraged. Tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 434-5251806, poplarforest.org

GRETNA STRAWBERRY AND WINE FESTIVAL Strawberries,

wine and music by Low Low Chariot. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. JT’s at the Lavalette. Tasting tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the gate,

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non-tasters $5 (children 16 and younger admitted free). www. gretnastrawberrywinefest.com

FUNKY BONE Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill, Bridgewater Plaza. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. TiM pfeiffer Live music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m 13 MOTHER’S DAY Tea Avoca

Museum in Altavista will hold its annual tea with light refreshments, music and selfguided tours. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. $5 (ages 6 and older), $3 for seniors and children 5 and younger. 434-369-1076, avocamuseum.org

Pete Turpin & Friends Live music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m

MOTHER’S DAY at poplar forest Guided tours at Poplar

Forest. Free admission for mothers all day. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 434-525-1806, poplarforest.org

15 BRANDI CARLILE Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8

p.m. $108.50 general admission, $131.50 gold section (prices increase by $5 day of show, if available)

17 SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

3-mile trail run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Brooks Mill Winery, Wirtz. playfranklincounty.com

100+ WOMEN WHO CARE SML An organization focused on

making a difference in the local community through collective giving is having a member impact meeting. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Ramulose Ridge Vineyards, 3061 Hendricks Store Road, Moneta

PARSONsFIELD Live music at Harvester Performance Center’s Landing Pad stage. 8 p.m. 18 BLACKWATER BLACKOUT 17th

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18 FIESTA! Join the Island Pan,

Toucan Pan and Parrot Pan steel drum bands plus mariachi musicians at the Franklin County Family YMCA at SML. 5 to 8 p.m. $25 person, $175 for a table (includes food). 540-721-9622, franklincountyymca.org

SHAme for sydney Live

music at Mango’s Bar & Grill, Bridgewater Plaza. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

2 FOR THE ROAD Live music at Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7 p.m. Music passes $35 (good through August) THE WAILERS Live music at

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $27 standing room only, $37 general admission, $47 gold section

19 PIGG RIVER RUMBLE 5K An

AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE Taught by SML Sail and Power Squadron-certified instructors. All student materials are included in $38 tuition. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Westlake Baptist Church, 2075 Scruggs Road, Moneta. Register at www.register-ed.com/73 or 540-330-8301

14th ANNUAL AGAPE OPEN

A golf fundraiser for the Agape Center. Captain’s choice, shotgun start. 1 to 5 p.m. The Westlake. $65 per person, $260 for a foursome. 484-888-1856, agapecentersml.org

the day is past and gone: a trilogy of slave life at poplar forest Local

playwright Teresa Harris’ original triology about slave life at Poplar Forest. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $15 person. 434-525-1806, poplarforest.org

ARMED FORCES 5K At the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. 8 a.m. 540-586-3329, dday.org rick rizzi Live music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH JOHN ANDERSON Live music at

Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $37 general admission, $52 gold section

SEVEN MILE FORD Live

music at Mango’s Bar & Grill, Bridgewater Plaza. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

20 MARIE ANDERSON Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill, Bridgewater Plaza. 2 to 6 p.m.

the porch dogs Live music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m

annual 5K run/walk at Waid Park in Rocky Mount to benefit Franklin County High School and Benjamin Franklin Middle School cross country teams. 9 a.m. $20 before May 14 ($25 after). runroanoke. com

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

PIGG RIVER RAMBLE Paddling

MAY 26-28, SML STATE PARK, HUDDLESTON A variety of family-friendly

event starts at noon with the Great Rubber Duck Race followed by an 8-mile trek down the Pigg River for racers and a 4-mile course for floaters. Barbecue and an outdoor movie will follow. 540-483-9293, playfranklincounty.com

activities offered throughout the weekend, including hikes, games, crafts, swimming and fishing. www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/smith-mountain-lake

NATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY A daylong series of events,

including hayrides, tracking games and an osprey hike at the Discovery Center at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Huddleston. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free with fee for parking. 540297-6066

BREAKFAST ON THE BLACKWATER 3-mile floating/

paddling event down the Blackwater River. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., float begins at 10 a.m. 540-483-9293, playfranklincounty.com

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stars and stripes forever: patriotic concert MAY 25, NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL, BEDFORD At the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford presented by the Jefferson Choral Society. Bring a chair. 7 to 9 p.m. 540-586-3329, dday.org

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NATIONAL MARITIME DAY AT THE NATIONAL D-DAY MEMORIAL Free admission for all mariners and a day to pay tribute to those in the maritime industry. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 540586-3329, dday.org

24 SHINE RUNNERS PUB RUN

4-mile trail run/walk. Free. 6 p.m. Grassy Hill Trail, Rocky Mount. playfranklincounty.com

24 ANNUAL CROOKED ROAD

DULCIMER FESTIVAL With 55

25 workshops, the four-day festival at Ferrum College, offers an

26 array of learning experiences

for mountain dulcimer players

27 of all levels. 540-365-4412,

crookedroaddulcimerfestival.org

25 RUN FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR 5K

AND FUN RUN To benefit SML Good Neighbors Inc. at Westlake Towne Center. Registration at 6 p.m., kids’ 1K fun run at 6:45 p.m., 5K at 7 p.m. $5 to $30. smlgoodneighbors.org

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Sam bush Live music at Harvester Performance Center. 8 p.m. $40.50 general admission, $54.50 gold section SUMMER CONCERT SERIES KICK-OFF At Sedalia Center.

sedaliacenter.org

project 4 Live music at

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

BLACK COLLAR Live music at Hot Shots Bar & Grille. 7 p.m. Music passes $35 (good through August) 26 HILLBILLY HIDE-A-WAY This

trip, sponsored by Bedford County Parks and Recreation, to Walnut Cove, North Carolina includes a family-style dinner and live gospel, bluegrass and country music. $40 includes transportation and dinner. 540-586-7682

FUZZY LOGIC Live music at

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

keith mcfaden Live music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m 27

FUZZY LOGIC Live music at Mango’s Bar & Grill, Bridgewater Plaza. 7 to 11 p.m. steve guidus Live music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m

28 REMEMBERING THEIR

SACRIFICE: MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY Recognition of those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms with music by Brass 5. Bring a chair. 11 a.m. National D-Day Memorial, Bedford. Free admission until noon. 540-5863329, dday.org

steve AND ROBIN Live music at Waller’s Bar & Grill. 2 to 6 p.m 31 SHAKESPEARE UNDER THE

STARS: LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST On the south lawn at Poplar Forest. 7:30 p.m. $15 adults (18 and older), $12 for ages 6-17, $5 children ages 5 and younger. 434525-1806, poplarforest.org

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The contest is intended for amateur gardeners, but some exceptions apply. Find complete information on how to enter, rules, restrictions and prize information at smithmountainlake. com/homes or pick up a copy at the offices of Laker Media, 272 Westlake Road, Suite 1, Hardy (behind Kroger). Call 540-721-4675, ext. 402, or email contest@ smithmountainlaker.com for additional information.

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When size matters Mini-golf offers surprising life lessons By Kimberly Dalferes

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he beloved summer job. Before the demands of kids, mortgages, car payments and 401(k) plans, there is the carefree pleasure of a summer job that provides for nothing more than a little walking around money. True summer job bliss comes from those experiences that don’t enhance your resume, your network or your trip up the corporate ladder. Rather, summer jobs are low-expectation and stress-free affairs, requiring minimal effort. Think camp counselor, lifeguard or ice cream scooper. One of my first summer jobs was working at a miniature golf course and arcade. Time spent there was not life changing, but it was kinda fun. More than anything, working at the mini-golf provided a wonderful opportunity to hone my people-watching skills: you can tell a lot by the way someone handles themselves on a mini-golf course. Back in the day we did not serve alcoholic beverages there. However, I was amazed by how many people showed up completely soused, particularly on a Friday or Saturday night

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(though there were those who arrived at 10 a.m. with Bloody Mary breath). Trust me: drunkenness and swinging what equates to a long metal hammer do not mix. More than once we had to call the EMTs. And the po-po. Sometimes both. The selection of the putter provided interesting insights. Each morning I arranged the clubs across the countertop, colored handles facing the players’ side for easy access. There were guys who ALWAYS selected the biggest putter, with little concern for their height. That putter could be tip-to-top up to their armpit, and they didn’t care; they were going to use the longest club available. For these gentlemen, size most definitely mattered, regardless of how ridiculous they looked out on the course. Life lesson: try not to judge a man by the size of his putter. There were the couples who took the game much too seriously. By definition, the point was to putter, to take your time and to have fun. The couple who fought over every stroke, every hole, who took glee in the missing of par was the couple who entered singlehood by the end of the summer. Life lesson: it’s never fun to have fun at someone else’s expense. Conversely, there were those who were just a tad too amorous amongst the waterfalls and windmills. Airlines have their mile-high club; we had our sink-your-putt wall of shame. No life lesson here except get a room — always get a room. My favorite people-watching happened at the 18th hole. From my perch at the cashier stand I had a clear line of sight to No. 18. On this last hole, if you made a hole-in-one you earned a free round of mini-golf during your next visit. Here’s the thing: the green was configured in such a way as to make it damn near impossible to earn that giveaway. You would not believe how many people I observed trying to cheat their way to a freebie. Life lesson: you never know someone’s true nature until you deny them a free game of mini-golf. 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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