smith mountain lake: Not So Wordless Wednesday: It's the Simple Things...
- 08/27/14 09:28 AM
As I took this photo, I imagined all of the memories that were made in this old wooden boat over the years. The early morning fishing trips, young children who were taught to cast a line, the conversations between a father and his son. Time well spent fishing on this beautiful lake, when life moved at a much slower pace. It also reminds me that time is fleeting, so make some time to enjoy the simple things in your life today.
“Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home
smith mountain lake: Speechless Sunday: Sunshine After the Storm
- 08/24/14 07:16 AM
The Sunset After the Storm Clouds come floating into my life no longer to carry rain or usher storms but to add color to my sunset sky Rabindranath Tagore Another beautiful sunset at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia....call for more information if you are considering the purchase or sale of a home at Smith Mountain Lake, the city of Lynchburg, or in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Franklin or Pittsylvania.
smith mountain lake: Too Late, It's been Rented......But We Have More Listings!
- 08/23/14 08:51 PM
This Property Has Been LEASED... BUT WE HAVE MORE!
New to Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management:
3 BEDROOM ON TIMBER LAKE, Lynchburg VA $1,000 Per Month
3 BEDROOM WITH DOCK On Smith Mountain Lake $1500 Per Month
Updated Home in Lynchburg Available For Rent
For information on Homes for Sale or For Lease in the Lynchburg or Smith Mountain Lake area, call Debbie Malone, (434) 546-0369
smith mountain lake: Thankful Thursdays: The WHY of My Signature Photo
- 08/21/14 02:18 PM
“The harder it was to get, the more you want to keep it.”
― Jay Mark Mateo Balmes
I've had a few people ask me about my signature photo- the one at the bottom of my blog posts- above my signature.
Where IS this? This photo was taken a few years ago after we purchased our second home at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. The view is from our little cove, just around the corner from our house.
We took it to remind us of why we were struggling to make two mortgage payments while putting two kids through
smith mountain lake: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow! Well...maybe not Tomorrow...but soon!
- 08/10/14 11:13 AM
Though it's been coming down for a few days, I am grateful for the recent rain. I know rain can affect your mood, especially when it is so gloomy outside. It didn't keep us in on Friday night and we were able to enjoy a great outdoor concert. On Saturday I slogged thru a muddy yard during a home inspection and Yea!, no water issues. I appreciate the vivid green of the trees and how fresh the air smells after a rain. My little dogs love walking no matter what the weather, and though they may come home a bit muddier,
smith mountain lake: Sunken City Brewing's British Invasion! Come Celebrate - Friday 8.8.14
- 08/05/14 09:43 AM
Sunken City Brewing Company has 'Hopped The Pond' and are taking part in the Great British Beer Fest in London!
Come celebrate the British Invasion this weekend!
The Kick-off Party starts this Friday and there will be two special "Small Batch" beers brewed especially for the event, On The Job Porter and Sod All London Ale. Great food from Bruno's GastroTruck including FISH & CHIPS, free live music by The Mark Brisson Band on the patio between 5-9. Family friendly! Come out, enjoy some great craft beer and celebrate with Sunken City!
Friday Hours 12noon-11pm
smith mountain lake: Boating with Dogs....Keeping Fur Babies Safe at Smith Mountain Lake
- 07/28/14 11:07 AM
We have two happy little dogs that LOVE to boat with us at Smith Mountain Lake. Sometimes I think our Westie, Duncan, will jump straight into the lake from the dock, he gets so excited!
Much like safe boating with children, boating with pets takes preparation. If you're bringing your four legged friends along, you need to think about their safety and comfort as well. We purchased Pet Lifejackets for our little terriers and I love that they have handles. Makes it easier to pull the dogs out of the lake after swimming and to transport them onto and off
smith mountain lake: THE ICE CREAM BOAT on Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
- 07/28/14 09:53 AM
As if living or vacationing at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake isn't enough..... we are fortunate to have The Ice Cream Boat. YES, an ice cream boat. That goes around the lake selling ice cream.
Pinch me, right?
Brothers Travis and Ryan Burke started the business back in 2000. For 14 summers, they have continued the tradition of boating along the lake, stopping at docks or (at other boats) to deliver frozen treats to happy customers along the Roanoke River channel of SML.
If you want to catch up with The Ice Cream Boat or request
smith mountain lake: The Westlake Farmers Market at Smith Mountain Lake VA- Saturdays 9-1
- 07/25/14 12:53 AM
There's nothing better than having a garden and growing your own food, but if that's not an option, buying fresh produce direct from the famer is a great alternative! We are fortunate at Smith Mountain Lake to have the Westlake Farmer's Market that is held on Saturdays (May - October) from 9am-1pm. In addition to fruits and vegetables, you can also purchase local eggs, dried herbs, jams, and assorted pies, baked goods and much more.
You'll find the Westlake Farmer's Market at the intersection of Booker T Washington Highway & Enterprise Lane in Moneta, just before Westlake Town Center. For
smith mountain lake: Ladies Only! Barley's Angels Club at Sunken City - Smith Mountain Lake
- 07/22/14 10:47 AM
Smith Mountain Lake Ladies, Do you enjoy craft beer? Are you interested in learning more about the process of making craft beer? Join us for the first meeting of Barley's Angels SML Chapter, at the Sunken City Brewery Taproom on July 22 at 7pm.
Barley's Angels is an international group for women interested in exploring beer. Barley's Angels serves women who seek a comfortable environment to explore and learn about Craft Beer while allowing brewers a platform to demonstrate their commitment to provide safe, friendly experiences for their female customers.
SCBC Brewmaster, Jeremy Kirby, will be on hand to give a
smith mountain lake: Southwest VA Boat Show & Sale - Roanoke Civic Center February 21-23
- 02/13/14 08:44 PM
The 2014 Southwest Virginia Boat Show and Sale
My husband is happy with his old Ranger Bass Boat and I like the jet ski but we sure would like a Pontoon boat. Are you in the market for a new boat? If you boat on Smith Mountain Lake or Leesville Lake, consider checking out this years models at the Southwest Virginia Boat Show.
In addition to Pontoons being displayed, there will be Tritoon and Deck boats, Runabouts, Cruisers, Sports boats, Fishing boats, Fish & Ski boats, and 4 stroke Personal Watercraft on display and for sale.
smith mountain lake: Mountain View Shores -Online Neighborhood Network- Nextdoor.com
- 02/13/14 09:39 AM
I enjoy living fulltime at Smith Mountain Lake and was invited to join the Nextdoor.com page for Mountain View Shores. It's an online social network much like Facebook, but private to our neighborhood. This is a quiet community and Nextdoor been a nice way to get to know our neighbors. You can receive notifications either by email or on your smartphone, and there are apps for android and iPhone. We knew at Halloween which neighbors were offering candy. And at Christmas, which homes were decorating.
So much helpful information has been posted on the MVS page: referrals for trademen, upcoming
smith mountain lake: Bedford County, VA- DO YOU Want A Water Pipeline From SML to FOREST?
- 02/06/14 02:21 PM
This is an important issue affecting the future of Bedford County Virginia.
Are You In Favor of Water Pipeline From SML to FOREST?
The Bedford County Planning Commission approved the proposed new water line from Smith Mountain Lake to Forest earlier this week. The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Bedford County Administration Building, 122 East Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523.
Citizens would like answers to:
Why is this happening as a result of the reversion of Bedford City? What are the options to
smith mountain lake: 3rd Annual Southern Virginia Wine Festival -Saturday February 15, 2014
- 02/06/14 10:55 AM
The 3rd Annual Southern Virginia Winter Wine Festival
Looking for something to do this coming Valentine's Weekend? The SoVA Wine Festival is a great local event and only a 50 minute drive from Smith Mountain Lake. Hurry to take advantage of the GROUPON for 50% off admission!
USE GROUPON for 50% off admission!!!
12 local Virginia Wineries will be participating:
Hickory Hill Vineyards - Molliver Vineyards
White Oak Mountain Meadery - Greenwood Vineyards
Sans Soucy Vineyards - Bright Meadows Farm
Hunting Creek Vineyards - Brooks Mill Winery
The Homeplace Vineyard - DeVault Family Vineyards
Tomahawk Mill Winery
smith mountain lake: WHAT'S HAPPENING at Celebration Square, Downtown Moneta- Smith Mountain Lake, VA
- 10/31/09 09:36 AM
Downtown Moneta Celebration Square Casa D' Amici 2009 Wine Dinners:540-296-13297 Course Gourmet Meal, each course paired with a hand picked wineMake your Reservation TODAYNovember 16December 7January 11February 8March 15April 12May 10 Fallon's Pub & Grill LIVE BANDS 540-297-4562October31st - Croaton Sound
November6th - Damn Straight13th - Whiskey Myers20th - Ruckus
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
Adult Beverage Garden, & More
smith mountain lake: Halloween at Smith Mountain Lake, VA: FALLON'S Halloween Party October 31, 2009
- 10/06/09 01:33 PM
Make plans to attend Fallon's Halloween Party with the live band Croatan Sound! There will be prizes for: Best Costume Scariest Costume Most Creative Funniest Most Gruesome
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
smith mountain lake: Speechless Sunday - Rainy Saturday On Smith Mountain Lake, VA
- 09/27/09 08:50 AM
smith mountain lake: Sangria Saturdays at Savoy-Lee Winery, Huddleston, VA
- 03/27/09 09:20 AM
smith mountain lake: Brooks Mill Winery- First Winery in Franklin County, Virginia
- 03/07/09 11:15 AM
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
smith mountain lake: New To Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, Virginia? Important Information You Should Know
- 02/22/09 09:28 PM
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