Show off your holiday lights and you could win an iPad! Enter your photo by December 13. Winner will be selected by popular vote.
Sunken City Brewing Company tapped into the craft beer trend at just the right time. Since Smith Mountain Lake's microbrewery opened in late spring, it has more than doubled its production, will soon release a holiday beer, recently expanded to Virginia Beach and is considering rolling out a third canned option. Jerome Parnell, founder and president, said when he launched his craft beer company, he didn't expect it would have caught on the way it has. "We often say that it feels like it's been years. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing," he said while holding a glass of Dam Lager, the brewery's flagship beer.
The Smith Mountain branch of the American Association of University Women held its seventh annual scholarship fundraiser and fashion show Nov. 20 at The Waterfront Country Club. Chico's of Roanoke provided the clothing, and store manager Susan Guerreiro emceed the show.
With the arrival of the holiday season, many think of their favorite traditions. For the past several years, one of the traditions of the Moneta Lions Club has been to donate four complete Thanksgiving dinners to area families who are experiencing unforeseen financial problems. All items, including turkey, cooking pan and all the trimmings, which are purchased by club members, were packaged in brightly colored boxes, with oven mitt and
Bedford County James E. and Mary Louise Gaffney to Brent D. and Jodi A. Robling, Lot 105, Section 4, Mountain View Shores, Oct. 7, Lakes District, $1,700,000. Harvey M. and Janet U. Mays to Ryan H. and Joanna S. Laramore and Mark G. and Heather B. Laramore, Lot 9, Pebble Brook, Oct. 1, Lakes District, $475,000. Robert Martin Deel Sr. to Darin W. and Courtney E. Rickman, Lot 5, Creeks Edge,
Walter Hughes described the safe drinking water projects he headed in Ghana at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake. Hughes said that while on a missionary trip to the African country, he noticed a need for good quality water resources. He returned to Rocky Mount, where he is a member of the Rotary Club, and began working toward building a single well. Over the next
The Smith Mountain Lake YMCA hosted Pickleball Play on Nov. 16 at the Y. Sixty-one picklers from Virginia and North Carolina turned out to compete on the YMCA's seven pickleball courts. For more information on pickleball, which is played every week at the Y, call 721-9622 for details.
Ryan Cappellari of Capps Home Building Supply shows a check for $1,916.21, a portion of sales on Fridays in October, that will be donated for cancer research. Each Friday during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Capps employees wore cancer research T-shirts to promote cancer awareness in the community. Submitted by Mary Michealsen
Boy Scouts from local Troop 130 will be selling Christmas trees and wreaths during the next few weeks to support local Scouting activities. The sale will take place at Epworth United Methodist Church, 60 Merriman Road in Moneta (across from LakeWatch Plantation) on Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. The trees, Fraser firs grown in Floyd County, come in
Local community leader and business owner Bill Piatt will serve as chairman of the steering committee for the 50th anniversary celebration of Smith Mountain Lake in 2016. Piatt was head of the this year's Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour, which was one of the most profitable in years. The steering committee was formed to establish a vision, goals and organizational structure for the anniversary. Piatt said the celebration's theme
Holidays and caroling go together like peanut butter and jelly, so if you're looking for a fix, the Chorus of the Blue Ridge is putting on two shows next week. "We'll have a lot of familiar music - sacred and secular music," said Aaron Garber, who leads the chorus and also is director of music ministry at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta. Selections in this year's line-up include "Silver Bells,"
The Smith Mountain Lake Arts Council’s bridge tournament ended this month with a luncheon at Edo’s, bridge finale, awards and a donation for $1,120 to the SMAC scholarship fund. Winners in the ladies flight 1 were Vanetta Beckman and Karin Jones with 13,480 points; winners in the ladies flight 2 were Marcia Kowalchick and Lois Wieloch with 15,610 points; Phil Servidea and Joe Lawless were first in the men’s flight
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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct a Boat Virginia course for operators of boats and personal watercraft on Jan. 25 at Saunders Volunteer Fire Department in Huddleston. The class, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., meets Virginia boating law requirements. Instruction, text book and supplies are free. Upon successful completion, those taking the course will receive a wallet card and have their names registered with
Capps Home Building Center in Moneta is donating 5 percent of its toy sales through Saturday. The funds raised will be given to the Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys. Customers can leave unwrapped toys in a box at the store for the toy drive. Capps is a sponsor for the event, which benefits local children. Capps advertising coordinator Mary Michealsen said families also are invited to bring photos of children,
The annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Open House at Westlake Towne Center will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Several holiday festivities are planned, including live concerts, free pictures with Santa and the awarding of a $1,000 shopping spree. Verizon Wireless also will be giving away an iPad mini at the end of the event, which is sponsored by The Willard Companies. After the tree-lighting, Sunken
Last week, retired Army Col. Robert Cranston of Huddleston, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. His service included going aground at Normandy on D-Day+2, and, later, focusing on establishing the Armed Forces Network Europe (AFNE). He served as Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s press secretary during the formation of NATO, and after the war, was appointed director, Armed Forces Information Service. He became the Army’s
The Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake is taking pre-orders for Christmas trees that will be for sale starting Nov. 29 at Hot Shots Family Fun Center off Virginia 122 in Moneta. Pre-orders must be submitted before Nov. 24. The Christmas trees range from 6 to 10 feet in height. Trees taller than 10 feet are available only by pre-order. Each year, SML Rotarians bring the finest and most resilient
SML Garden Club members filled more than 50 handmade Christmas stockings for families in the Penhook area on Nov. 12 at Penhook United Methodist Church. Members brought all types of goodies, including food items, socks, sundry items, books, gloves and treats to fill the stockings. Members Judy Arkell and Vicki Rout cut out and sewed the stockings, which were decorated with either a red or green ribbon. The filled stockings
Today-Saturday Lakeside Singers The Lakeside Singers will present “Gospel Through the Year.” Concert will follow gospel music through the seasons of the church, Advent to Easter. Where: Trinity Ecumenical Parish, 40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta When: 7 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sat. Cost: $8 in advance, $9 at door. Tickets available at The General Store, the Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center and Westlake RadioShack. Contact: Linda Worman, 204-6816, firstname.lastname@example.org Today-Sunday Christmas
SML Lions present donations Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club recently presented two checks. Stan Smith (above left) presented a check for $100 to Randy Stow of the Smith Mountain Lake Association, and Ray Braun (right) presented a check for $400 to Steppingstone Director Ann Patterson.
Harmeneers Concert This year’s concert by the SML Harmeneers at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta was entitled “Harmony At the Hop”. The majority of those in the audience readily recognized the words to those hits of the 50’s. Velshera Johnson leads the group in one of their rousing numbers. Photo by Charlie Walker Lake Concert The annual concert by the SML Harmeneers was held earlier this month at Trinity Ecumenical
A new edition of “A Red, Red Rose” by Smith Mountain Lake author Sue Coryell will be available on Kindle Select starting Sunday, Nov. 24. Free copies via Kindle will be offered Jan. 21-25. Coryell was forced to look for a new publisher when L&L Dreamspell, which first published the book, closed in July. The Wild Rose Press in New York accepted “A Red, Red Rose” for its suspense line.
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