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Friday, November 1, 2013
Wine and dine at The Landing
There's good news for lake-area residents who like to dine with fine wine. Representatives from Caymus Wine, described by Tiffany Silva, co-owner of The Landing at Bernard's Landing, as "high-end" wine, will be at the restaurant on Thursday to help diners select their spirits.
Chef Bruno Silva will prepare a five-course tasting dinner to go along with the wine. Desserts from Stacy's Sweet Spot will follow.
Reservations are required for the dinner, which costs $125 per person.
For more information or to make reservations, call 721-3028.
Member One celebrates 10 years at lake
In October 2003, Member One Federal Credit Union opened a branch at Smith Mountain Lake on Virginia 122 in Hardy. Branch Manager April Johnson said the bank recently recognized employees and announced 10 years of serving lake residents at a Business Before Hours event.
Town Center Automotive relocates to Scruggs shop
In early October, owner Robert Jones of Wirtz moved his Westlake auto shop business to 210 Scruggs Road, the site of another shop he opened 18 months ago, Town Center Complete Automotive II in Moneta. Jones cited issues with property management along with slower business at the shop in Hardy as the reason he moved.
"I know there's going to be harder times coming in the next couple of years," said Jones, a longtime lake resident. "I hated to leave over there."
Jones works on all cars except for Bentley vehicles. Land & Lake Detailing shares the space across from The General Store with the auto shop. For more information, call 330-4369.
Artists with links to Smith Mountain Lake honored
Two artists whose work is on display at The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake recently received recognition for their work.
Joseph Burrough was one of 165 accepted into the 14th annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, a once-a-year show in Charleston, S.C. The painting accepted was "Lowcountry Sunset."
Both Burrough and Ed Hatch participated in the Bath County Plein Air Festival put on by the Warm Springs Gallery. Hatch's painting, "Cowpasture River," took first place. Burrough's painting, "The Jackson River at Folly Farm," took second.
Paintings by both Burrough and Hatch are on view at The Little Gallery and online at www.thelittlegallerysml.com.
Homestead Creamery offers holiday special
Buy a turkey or ham at Homestead Creamery and add a meal deal for $20.95 that includes a choice of two casseroles, one pie and one dozen dinner rolls.
House of Raeford Whole Hen Turkeys are $2.99/lb., Smithfield Smoked Bone-In Half Spiral ham $3.99/lb., Boar's Head Boneless Turkey Breast $6.39/lb. and Baked Boneless Ham $5.99/lb. Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Nov. 15. Call 721-2045 for more information.
Modern Woodmen agency opened
Gail Hancock, a Modern Woodmen financial representative, opened in May at 1170 Celebration Ave., Suite 107, in Moneta. She offers life insurance and annuities for family financial security.
Hancock is a graduate of Appalachian State University and a 13-year resident of the Moneta area.
For more information call 420-0760 or email Gail.L.Hancock@mwarep.org.
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