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Cruisin’ Smith Mountain Lake - 03/31/10 10:57 PM
It is that time of year! April 7th, you can start enjoying the wildlife of Smith Mountain Lake aboard the Virginia Dare! On the first Wednesday of each month, you can learn about the local wildlife while enjoying a cruise on the Lake! You can learn about the flora and fauna of the area and even learn a little more about Smith Mountain Lake State Park! On the Wildlife Wednesdays, a Smith Mountain Lake State Park nature interpreter will be on board to help narrate the noon cruise! Cruises leave the dock at noon on Wednesday and boarding starts at 11:30am. (2 comments)
Smith Mountain Lake Vacation Home: Ready to GO! - 03/30/10 09:14 PM
One of the nice things about owning a vacation home on Smith Mountain Lake is that the mild climate normally allows for year round use. Unfortunately, not everyone can take advantage of that and some are only able to use their home during the warmer months. If you fall into the last category, the time has come to get your lakefront home ready for the summer season! Packing for the first trip If you winterized your vacation home at the end of summer last year, you may have taken your linens home with you. When you are rounding everything up to (0 comments)
Jefferson’s Retreat Opens for the Season in Forest, VA - 03/25/10 08:04 AM
April 1st marks the season's opening day at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's villa retreat. Located a little over 30 miles from Smith Mountain Lake, this historical landmark is a look into the person who was Thomas Jefferson versus the President Thomas Jefferson. You can see the artifacts and hear the history of what happened after he left Washington. Designed by Jefferson himself, Poplar Forest is said to be one of his greatest architectural accomplishments. Meticulous restorations have pulled this beautiful treasure back from the edge of ruin. It isn't just the home being restored; the landscaping is being brought back to (0 comments)
Spring Clean and Seeing Green on Smith Mountain Lake - 03/20/10 01:33 PM
Just take one look outside and you can see that spring is making its debut in Smith Mountain Lake! This weekend the weather will be sunny and warm with temperatures in the 70's forecasted. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and spend some time outside spring cleaning! With the unusually heavy snowfall this year, you may find a few more things on your spring to do list, especially if you have your home for sale! Step One: Clean up debris! Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains can pretty much guarantee you have some leaves and sticks to clean up from the (2 comments)
Everyone is Irish in Smith Mountain Lake! - 03/11/10 08:22 PM
Ok, maybe not everyone is Irish, but anyone CAN BE Irish for the day as Smith Mountain Lake celebrates St Patrick's Day. From family fun to great food, you can take your pick on how to celebrate! Here are just a few of the things going on at the lake! Take the whole family to the Hot Shots Family Fun center on Saturday, March 13th for a St Patty's Day themed day of fun. There will even be live music by the band Dragonfly! If you are looking for something a little more adult, head over to The Landing for their St (3 comments)
Jefferson Center in Roanoke - 03/07/10 09:04 PM
If you haven't swung by the Jefferson Center in Roanoke for awhile, you have a great excuse to do that on March 12th! Blue Highway will be celebrating their 15th anniversary with a night of music at the Jefferson's Shaftman Performance Hall. It will be quite a show! Blue Highway has a big following in bluegrass and other music genres. Beyond bluegrass, they will also be performing some Gospel music favorites and original work as well. But don't expect just music! There is usually a good bit of humor thrown in to the mix as well. You can even purchase a (0 comments)
What Do You Need from Your Smith Mountain Lake Home? - 03/05/10 12:45 PM
Smith Mountain Lake is a wonderful place to live! Granted, I may be a bit prejudiced having been a resident for decades! But many people have come for a visit and found themselves moving to this little piece of heaven in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some purchase a vacation home and others become permanent residents in our community. Determining how and when you are going to be using your home is the first step to happiness on buying in Smith Mountain Lake! The first thing to ask yourself is what you are going to be using your home for. Is this (0 comments)
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