Smith Mountain Lake Singing Valentine’s – Feb. 12, 13, 14

Harmeneers-valentineMany years ago, the Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers barbershop chorus began a scholarship program to aid area high school graduates who intend to continue their interest in music and performance.

From a modest beginning of a single monetary award, the program has grown considerably. This scholarship program, financed by all those who purchase one “singing valentines,” now provides awards to graduates of five area high schools. To date, the program has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships.

Singing valentines are being offered this year on Feb. 12, 13 and 14. For $50, a barbershop quartet in fancy dress will show up anywhere your “sweetie” happens to be, serenade your “sweetie” with two or more songs and present a rose and a card.

To reserve a singing valentine, call 540-721-1437, 540-297-4112 or 434-851-9300.


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Smith Mountain Lake 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Contest

10577043_761377667254917_7137669619268189686_nThe steering team for the 2016 celebration of “50 Years of Making Memories at the Jewel of the Blue Ridge” will host a competition to design the official celebration t-shirt for the event. Artists, designers and others who wish to enter ideas for a t-shirt are encouraged to submit their suggestion for evaluation by the steering team. All entries received at the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce office by March 1 will be eligible for a $250 prize.

T-shirts bearing the winning design are expected to be on sale at selected locations around the lake by this Memorial Day weekend. Profits from the sale of the shirts will be used to help fund celebration activities during 2016.

In addition to the cash prize, whoever submits the winning entry will receive appropriate recognition in a news release to local media. The winner will be announced no later than March 15, at a time and place to be announced.

A complete list of official rules for the competition is printed below:

1. Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce staff are not eligible to participate.

2. The 50th Anniversary logo (available at must be used in the front pocket area of the shirt.

3. Entrants’ unique design should be restricted to the back of the T-Shirt and incorporate the phrase: “50 Years of Making Memories”

4. Entries must be submitted unframed and in color.

5. Submissions should be a minimum of 8″ x 10″ and not exceed 11″ x 14.”

6. High resolution (minimum of 300 dpi) digital files must also be provided.

7. A maximum of three entries per person will be accepted for judging.

8. Entries should be submitted with the understanding that the selected artwork becomes the property of the SML 50th Anniversary Steering Committee and may be used to produce T-Shirts, posters and other collateral materials in a variety of media.

9. If a photo is used as a submission, any persons depicted in the photo must sign a release for their image to be used.

10. Winners will be selected by the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee and announced no later than March 15, 2015. One (or more) winning entries will receive a $250 prize.

11. Entries must arrive no later than 5 p.m. on March 1, 2015.

Entries should be submitted to Barb Nocera, SMLRCC, 16430 Booker T. Washington Hwy., Ste. 2, Smith Mountain Lake, VA 24121.

For more information, call Barb at 540-721-1203 or email


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The 2nd Annual Glacier Polar Plunge at Smith Mountain Lake

Video of The Glacier Polar Plunge at SML.


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Cooking With Bruno at Smith Mountain Lake

10915166_10152456564881642_4759985110826033490_nSunday, January 18th, is the first Cooking with Bruno class for 2015!!
Pasta is the keyword!!  
Its not to late to sign up, call (540) 721-3028 — with Bruno Silva and Tiffany Silva at The Landing Restaurant.

The Landing Restaurant is located at 773 Ashmeade Road, Moneta, VA.

Phone:  540.721.3028

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SW Virginia Boat Show Feb 20-22


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Smith Mountain Lake Glacier Plunge 2015


The 2nd Annual Smith Mountain Lake Glacier Plunge will be held Saturday, January 10th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Bernard’s Landing in Moneta. Take the plunge into freezing water and swim to the Glacier for a variety of prizes, including genuine pearls. The event also features a fire pit, arctic volleyball and a post plunge party at The Landing Restaurant with music, a themed menu, and complementary hot chocolate.

First 100 participants will receive a Glacier Plunge beach towel. For more information, visit or contact Andrea Fansler or Lauren Acker at (540) 721-9622.

Admission Fee: Glacier Plunge: $35 min. pledge/ Post Plunge Party: $5 min. donation
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New Year’s Resolution: Boat More?


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Gift Card Specials at Sweet Frog – Smith Mountain Lake


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New Year’s Eve at The Landing, Smith Mountain Lake


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New Years’s At Heath’s Smith Mountain Lake Waterfront Grill


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