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Celebrating Thomas Jefferson in Forest, VA - 09/29/09 09:58 PM
It isn't often you to participate in the retirement celebration for an American President. This weekend, October 3rd, you can! Poplar Forest will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's retirement and his return to Virginia. The Richmond Symphony will be entertaining on the beautiful lawn of Poplar Forest, Jefferson's secluded retreat. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door, they also include a catered reception on the lawns of the retreat. Jefferson retired from public life in 1809. He returned to what is now the town of Forest in Bedford County VA. The home at Poplar Forest (2 comments)
Buying a Retirement Home in Smith Mountain Lake - 09/26/09 06:19 PM
For many people, buying a home after retirement is not on the agenda. But with the final days of the tax credit upon us, it may be time to take a second look at purchasing a home. In the boom days of the real estate market, many couples who were retiring decided to sell their homes at top prices. But, instead of buying, they chose to rent or maybe even spend time travelling. Well, now maybe a perfect time to become a first time home buyer... again! If you have not owned a principal property in the last three years, you (3 comments)
Water's Edge Green - 09/23/09 07:05 AM
People flock to Smith Mountain lake every year for the golf on one of our championship courses. When you buy a home at Water's Edge or one of our other waterfront developments, I want to keep you up to date on anything that might affect your satisfaction. Vicki Millehan, Vickislakehomes.com Dear Water's Edge Member,I would like to thank you for your patience during the past couple of months with the condition of various greens. As you may be aware, we have struggled with a new disease called "Take-all Patch," which attacks the root system of new greens. We have worked closely with (0 comments)
2009 Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival is Here! - 09/22/09 09:16 PM
If you have been looking for a reason to come check out the area, there is no better time than this weekend! September 26 and 27 is the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival at LakeWatch Plantation! It is still not too late to buy advance tickets at a discount! You can even buy them online, but hurry, advance tickets are available until September 23rd! The SML Wine Festival is a favorite event and one of the most popular with visitors! Wineries from across the state come to offer samples of their top wines. Add to that wonderful food and live music (3 comments)
Finding the Dream on Smith Mountain Lake! - 09/18/09 02:03 PM
You have finally decided you are ready to take the plunge and purchase that dream home on Smith Mountain Lake! You couldn't pick a better place to buy a home! The area has much to offer. With so much to choose from, how do you decide the home that is right for you? The answer depends on your needs. Let's start with the reason you are buying a new home. Is this home going to be your primary residence or a second home? If you are looking for a place to get away from it all or looking for a place (2 comments)
The kids are back to school and the lazy days of summer are past. That doesn't mean you can't make time for a little fun and a weekend getaway! It may just take a little more planning. If you are looking for something to shake off those work week blues, check out Bedford's Centerfest September 25th and 26th!
Centerfest is one of the largest street festivals in region. Live Music will keep everyone moving to the beat! With four different music stages, there will be a little something for everyone to enjoy. Craftsmen and Artisans will have their wares (0 comments)
Bedford County Treasure! - 09/08/09 12:40 PM
Johnson's Orchards is indeed a Bedford County treasure. Located right beside the Peaks of Otter Winery, you can pick your own apples, peaches, nectarines, and plums or buy fresh picked with the work all done! The Winery and the Orchard are owned by Danny and Nancy Johnson. The land has a long history with the Johnson Family. So it only seems fitting, that a mystery from long ago is often retold at the Orchard. The Mystery of Beale's treasure! Sometime around 1820, a man named Thomas Jefferson Beale is said to have buried a treasure worth over 30 million dollars (present (0 comments)
Attention First Time Home Buyers in Franklin and Bedford County,VA! - 09/03/09 04:26 PM
I think everyone knows what a great area Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding areas of Virginia are! Personally I don't think there is a better part of the country! If you have been dreaming of owning a home in Bedford or Franklin County, now may be the time. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's $8000 Tax credit for first time home buyers will soon be over. It is not too late to take advantage of the program!! The program is open until December 1, 2009. If you want to qualify for the program, you need to get started as soon (0 comments)
Dare to Get Wild on Smith Mountain Lake - 09/01/09 10:06 PM
You know every once in awhile you need to go a little wild! And there is probably no better place to get a little wild than at Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virgina Dare! On the first Wednesday of the month, you can learn about the local wildlife while enjoying a beautiful cruise on the Lake! Owner Alice Swain loves that it gives passengers a chance to learn more about the Smith Mountain Lake State Park! On the Wildlife Wednesdays, Lauri Schular, Smith Mountain Lake State Park nature interpreter, will be on board to help narrate the noon cruise! "Some folks (2 comments)
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