Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Music in the Park at SML

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Looking to make some good late summer memories of your time at Smith Mountain Lake? Then the Beach Pavilion is just the place for you on Saturday, August 27th. That is when the Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park will provide another great evening of Music in the Park!

No doubt the performances by Wound Tight and The Old Dominion Cloggers will be something to talk about for days. The parking is FREE. Admission is only $5 per person with kids 12 and under allowed in free.

Food and snacks will be available for purchase on site. So bring a comfy lawn chair or blanket, a few friends or the whole family and be prepared to enjoy an evening of old fashioned fun. 

For more information about this event you can call 540-297-6066.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SML Free Event: Internet Marketing Training

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Although Smith Mountain Lake is a lake community and not exactly the big city, it is fully integrated into the computer age. Most of our businesses and places of entertainment depend on the computer and often internet marketing, to be found and to increase their business. If you are someone who needs to learn more effective ways to market your business via internet, then don’t miss this seminar on Tuesday, June 28th!

This FREE event is sponsored by the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce.

TIME:3:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
84 Westlake Road Suite 109
Hardy, Virginia 24101
Phone: (540) 483-3098

Friday, June 24, 2011

Plan A Picnic At Smith Mountain Lake

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There is no better place for a picnic than Smith Mountain Lake. And the ideas for picnic food are as many an there are stars in the sky. Everyone has their own ideas of what sounds like fun food, and mine are to keep it light. I want something tasty and filling but light and refreshing. Here are some recipe ideas for packing a picnic basket.


What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup raw sugar or evaporated cane juice
  • 1/4 cup organic lime juice (from 1 1/2 limes)
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated organic lime peel
  • 1 medium cantaloupe  cut into small wedges
  • 1 large piece de-seeded watermelon – aprox. 5lbs. cut into small wedges

Beat raw sugar and 1/4 cup hot water till it dissolves.  Then stir in lime juice and grated peel. Cover and refrigerate until cool and store in frig for up to 3 days. Also store melons in frig at least 24hrs. prior to picnic (you may cut into slices ahead of time if desired).

As close to the time of your picnic as possible, drizzle the liquid portion over melon slices and put in freezer for a half hour.  Put in cooler with ice when packing for picnic.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

15th Annual Corporate Cup at SML

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You don’t want to miss Smith Mountain Lake’s 15th Annual Corporate Cup if you are a golfer. This is an event that many golfers look forward to for months and travel from far and wide to participate in. While some people don’t understand the fascination of hitting that small white ball, those who love the sport can’t rave enough about it’s stress relieving benefits and other advantages.

This year's 15th Annual Corporate Cup will be held Monday, May 23rd at the Waterfront Country Club. The 18-hole event is a modified four person best-ball with prizes awarded. Lunch is 11:30am. Tee Off at 1:00pm. Players receive lunch, green and cart fees, hors d’oeuvres prior to the Awards Ceremony.

For more information contact Jim Shauberger at 540.721.1203, jims@visitsmithmountainlake.com.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jane Seymour To Speak In Roanoke

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The Smith Mountain Lake movie, “Lake Effects” is getting very close to completion and everyone is anxious to see the finished results. In the meantime many of us have been privileged to enjoy the company of several popular actors and actresses during the filming at the lake. On May 12th there will be another opportunity to see and hear perhaps the most famous of those playing in “Lake Effects”, Jane Seymour.

The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau has limited seating for its annual meeting and luncheon on May 12th so if you are interested you should hurry. It is an event many will be willing to pay the $45 per ticket in order to attend as it will be featuring a speech by actress Jane Seymour, best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

The luncheon will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on May 12, 2011. For more information, contact Heidi Mowry at 342-6025, ext. 116, or hmowry@visitroanokeva.com.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Water Levels at SML

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Many people who visit Smith Mountain Lake are surprised that the water levels do not fluctuate much. Other man-made lakes, controlled by power companies, see significant, regular fluctuations. Lake Norman, in North Carolina, fluctuates so much that, in some cases, docks have to be built on a pivoting mechanism more than 100 ft. from shore. Homeowners there say they are often looking at a mud bowl in the winter rather than a beautiful lake. The long piers and docks are sometimes sitting in mud, and their boats are sitting in storage.

I remember back in the winter of 2007, many of us were seeing pictures in the news of Lake Lanier, near Atlanta, which had become a virtual dried up mud hole with grass growing hundreds of feet out from the normal shoreline. There were reports that Atlanta would lose its water supply if rain didn’t come soon. Five million people held their breath to see what would happen.

Due in part to the outstanding design of the Smith Mountain Lake hydroelectric system, we enjoy relatively stable water levels. In fact, most boathouses are built close to shore and don’t require a swivel mechanism for fluctuating lake levels. To my knowledge, water levels have never dropped to a level in which the enjoyment and functionality of the lake is significantly impacted for most people.
Note that our neighbor, Leesville Lake, offers properties at significantly lower prices than Smith Mountain Lake. Leesville Lake, however, experiences fluctuation in water levels – up to six feet above or below normal lake level. If you want to save money and don’t mind this fluctuation, Leesville Lake is a pretty place to live.

If you are interested in property at Smith Mountain Lake or Leesville Lake we would be happy to help you find the perfect match.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Getting Down to Business at SML

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Do you own or manage a business at Smith Mountain Lake? Then you will appreciate these business related helps and seminars being offered in April. All kinds of issues will be covered, from taxes to getting your employees to perform at their top potential.

The 8th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Business EXPO will be held April 29th from Noon to 5pm on Route 122 in Downtown Moneta. 120 businesses will be represented in three large covered venues as well as outside exhibits.
To register as an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Jim Shauberger, Event Manager at 540-721-1203.

Turning Talent into Performance” Manager’s Seminar. It’s FREE on April 5th, 2:30 pm at Westlake Library. Gain insight into identifying the talent of individuals on your team, and then applying each person’s talent to achieve a top performance.   If you are dedicated to improving the performance of your team, first take a look at your abilities as a manager.  Employees don’t quit companies; employees quit bosses. Strive to develop your productive employees to their full potential. For more information or to sign up, email annette@visitsmithmountainlake.com.