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DON'T FORGET: Saturday, October 31st - Halloween. Trick or Treating in the town center. Costume contest for kids and pets. Cruise In and DJ. If you're a local business owner, contact me to promote your upcoming events
The FUN starts at 8:30 pm and runs til midnight. While you're there take time to peruse the shops and restaurants of Celebration Square including Casa D Amici Italian Restaurant, Hawks Country Store, Downtown Pizzeria and Freckles Ice Cream Parlor.
Celebration Square is located at 1100 Celebration Ave, Moneta VA 24121 across from Mayberry Hills. For more information on this and upcoming events, contact Stacey at email@example.com, (540) 296-1329 By (0 comments)
Brooks Mill Winery- Wirtz, Virginia There are many small wineries in the Smith Mountain Lake area, but up to now Franklin County, Virginia hasn’t been known for its wine (though it is well known for distilled spirits……but that’s another story). In December, 2008, H.T. and Rhonda Page opened the first winery in Franklin County to bottle fruit wines: Brooks Mill Winery in Wirtz.
Blackberry and plum are the varieties currently available. Blueberry and pear are aging in the barrel and have not been bottled as yet. Bottles are $10 plus tax and wine tastings are (1 comments)
If you’ve recently moved to Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, Virginia these are some important phone numbers and websites to know::
Animal Control (540) 586-7690 American Electric Power 1- 800-956-4237 www.aep.com Bedford County Utilities (540) 586-7679 Building Permits & Inspections (540) 586-7611 Chamber of Commerce (540) 586-9401 Clerk of the Circuit Court (540) 586-7632 Clerk of the General District Court (540) 586-7637 Commissioner of the Revenue (540) 586-7621 Commonwealth’s Attorney (540) 586-7628 Cooperative Extension (540) 586-7675 County Administrator (540) 586-7601 County Treasurer (540) 586-7606 Dept. Of Game & Inland Fisheries (434) 525-7522 www.dgif.virginia.gov DMV (2 comments)
This View at Smith Mountain Lake Will Remain The Same-Forever.
This is great news- thanks to a donation to the Commonwealth of Virginia by Appalachian Power (a subsidiary of Appalachian Electric Power), 4022 acres of land at Smith Mountain Lake will remain permanently protected from development. A conservation easement was recorded in late January on land in Bedford and Pittsylvania Counties. The easement is co-held by Virginia Outdoors Foundation and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Most of Smith Mountain is covered by the easement (see arrow above). If you’ve been to (2 comments)
smith mountain lake: 22nd Annual Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup Day - May 2, 2009 - Volunteers Needed - 01/17/09 10:34 AM
Volunteers are needed for this years Annual Take Pride in Smith Mountain Lake Cleanup Day at Smith Mountain Lake. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, have fun and give back to the community. The 22nd annual clean up day is a joint effort of the Smith Mountain Lake Association, Tri-County Lake Administrative Committee and the SML Chamber of Commerce. The entire community can get involved in cleaning up the lake and shore to keep it safe for boating and water sports this upcoming season. We had our dock dredged this summer and were surpised at the amount of logs, (0 comments)
smith mountain lake: Shop, Dine and Have Fun at Bridgewater Plaza - Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA - 09/26/08 11:14 AM
With 500 miles of shoreline, many people spend their summer vacation at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. With Fall's arrival and upcoming activities- including the 20th Anniversary SML Wine Festival and SML Charity Home Tour- this is a great time to visit the lake. A favorite destination while at the lake is Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta. One of several communities at Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta has a population of 8600 and was the location for much of the filming of the movie What About Bob? You can drive to Bridgwater Plaza or arrive by boat. On a summer (16 comments)
smith mountain lake: Six Feet of Separation From Tommy Shaw - STYX at Smith Mountain Lake VA! - 08/16/08 09:57 PM
Thirty years disappeared at the lake last night- suddenly I was sixteen again! STYX performed at Mariner's Landing, the second act in their Summer Concert Series. We arrived early in the afternoon and decided to get a bite to eat at The Pointe Restaurant. The band was just unloading the bus and we actually said hi to one of the band members on the way in. (I was still an adult at this point). The organizers hold a Pre-Concert Party starting at 4pm. For $15, there are appetizers, cash bar, live music, free fold up chairs and a shuttle back and (43 comments)
smith mountain lake: 20th Anniversary - Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival - September 27-28, 2008 - 08/02/08 10:43 PM
Make plans to attend the 20th Anniversary of the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival this coming September 27-28. Held at Lake Watch Plantation, tickets are on sale at the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce website at www.VisitSmithMountainLake.com. Participating wineries include Amrhein Wine Cellars, Barboursville Vineyards, Bright Meadows Farm, Chateau Morrisette, Davis Valley Winery, Delfosse Vineyard & Winery, Fincastle Vineyard & Winery, First Colony Winery, Hickory Hill Vineyards, Horton Cellars Winery, James River Cellars, Inc., Lake Anna Winery, Leogrande Vineyard & Winery, Peaks of Otter Winery, Piedmont Vineyards & Winery, Rebec Vineyards, Rockbridge Vineyards, Sans Soucy Vineyards & Winery, Savoy-Lee Winery, (6 comments)
smith mountain lake: Sherm's Boat Services -Huddleston, VA- Serving Smith Mountain Lake - 07/27/08 11:15 PM
So, after having our boat in for service three times in the last month, we eagerly picked the Sea Doo up and headed to the lake. After launching and starting the engines with difficulty, we were off. Since our house is in the next cove, we decided to take go over to take some photo's. Since it's a no wake cove, we slowed down. Bad idea. Neither engine would turn over. One sounded as if it was going to detach from the boat altogether. We were not happy.
After sitting in the sun for twenty minutes with no sunscreen, tied (10 comments)
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smith mountain lake: Boating Mis-Adventures on Smith Mountain Lake - 07/01/08 10:10 PM
Two weeks ago, "Bob The Boat Guy" did some work on our 18' Sea Doo so we decided to take it out for a late afternoon run and have dinner at one of the restaurants where you can dock and eat overlooking the lake. What a way to spend an afternoon. We thought.
Unfortunately, Bob neglected to put the boat in the water to TEST his work before he called to say that will be $405.00, thank you very much. The engines still didn't want to catch and we had trouble getting one to turn over but eventually we were on (29 comments)
smith mountain lake: Inn Over Our Heads at Smith Mountain Lake - Affordable Vacation Rental - 05/24/08 09:11 AM
Planning to vacation at Smith Mountain Lake this summer? If you're looking for a nice home to rent at a reasonable rate, check out Inn Over Our Heads on the Lake Retreat website. Located in the Mountain View Shores neighborhood, near the dam, this is a 2100 sf, two bedroom, two bath, ranch style home that is fully furnished. A new dock with Trex flooring and a boat lift was added in 2009.
The living room features a flat screen high definition TV with Directv and a gas log fireplace (available in winter months). A screened porch and decks off (21 comments)
smith mountain lake: Smith Mountain Lake Boating Season is Upon Us- Please Be Safe! - 04/12/08 05:54 PM
Smith Mountain Lake is a beautiful, 20,600 acre lake located about an hour west of Lynchburg. The lake was created in the 1960's to generate electricity. There are 500 miles of shoreline spanning Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania Counties with gorgeous mountain views all around. Boating season is almost here and every season there are accidents. Safety should be a top concern, so please follow the rules and make sure you have the REQUIRED EQUIPMENT on board. Each vessel must be equipped with enough US Coast Guard approved life jackets or personal flotation devices for each person on board. Trust me, you don't want to be pulled over and asked to (8 comments)
smith mountain lake: 21st Annual Smith Mountain Lake Clean Up Day - May 3, 2008 - Take Pride in Your Lake! - 04/12/08 05:32 PM
May 3rd is the date set for the 21st annual Clean Up at Smith Mountain Lake. I love that neighborhoods pitch in and that there are organized collection sites around the lake where volunteers can take the debris pulled from the lake. Mountain View Shores residents will meet at the boat launch at 9am and divide into work groups to tackle chores in the neighborhood. One of the best ideas I've seen for collecting debris is a kiddie pool floating on the surface of the water. Of course someone has to be IN the water, but that's beside the point! Come out (3 comments)
smith mountain lake: Adult Dancing Lessons In Bedford County Virginia - 04/01/08 11:02 PM
Do you like to dance? If you're a Smith Mountain Lake resident, there are opportunities for you to kick your heels up in Moneta: Lake Square Dancers: Modern western square dancing on the mainstream and plus levels and line dancing. 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. $4. Moneta Community Room, Rucker Road, Moneta. Classes also available. Inge Camplejohn, (540) 297-2554, firstname.lastname@example.org SML Ballroom Dancers: Dances at the Bedford Middle School from 3 p.m. - 6p.m. on the first Sunday afternoon and also at the Moneta Community Room at 7:30 p.m. - 10:30p.m. on the third Friday. Includes one hour lesson (12 comments)
smith mountain lake: Getting Connected at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia - 03/30/08 08:03 PM
Though it rained on and off most of this afternoon, it was still a beautiful day to be at the lake. Trees are budding, daffodils are in bloom and the lake looks like it's back to its normal level. One of the things that's missing for many residents at Smith Mountain Lake is internet service. We haven't even turned a phone service on at our house, our cells work fine. For those who will be spending a week or two at the lake this summer, it'll be a challenge to find free Wi-Fi. Here are some of the locations you will be able to connect (13 comments)
smith mountain lake: Local Businessman: Rodney Hancock, Hancock Electric - 03/16/08 11:28 AM
Owning rental property, you're always on the lookout for a good subcontractor and we have found a gem of an electrician. We've used several over the years but are so pleased with Rodney Hancock. Last year we sold a rental property and at the inspection we realized the Federal Pacific panel box was going to be an issue. Rodney quoted us a price to replace and upgrade the service that was several hundred dollars below the competition. He's true to his word and is on the job site when promised. We've used Rodney on three other jobs since then and (2 comments)
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