Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rockin’ Brews & BBQs

Start your spring with the new Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce event Rockin’ Brews & BBQs, Saturday, April 30th from Noon – 5pm on Route 122 in Downtown Moneta. The site of the SML Business Expo will be … Continue reading

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New SML Patrol Boat

The Bedford County Sheriff’s department just received a new boat provided by a grant from Homeland Security.  The boat has been delivered and will be used to patrol Smith Mountain Lake and protect the dam.  Look for this boat to … Continue reading

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Wake Zone

 Water sports enthusiasts can breathe a little easier: The brief period when Smith Mountain Lake had no dedicated wake sports shop ends today.   Wake Zone, a new store owned by lake residents Ken and Kathy Marsden, will open in Bridgewater … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Striper on the Grill

Brian Heft, Smith Mountain Lake Park manager, likes to cook striper on the grill.  He uses a recipe he altered from one that was served at an area restaurant.  To try this recipe, you will need foil, flour, Old Bay … Continue reading

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Captain Daniel Meckley

Marine Capt. Daniel W. Meckley, son of Kathy & Patrick Meckley of Moneta, is a helicopter pilot deployed at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii near Kaneohe, Hawaii. … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Easter

Many people are wondering what Easter actually means, as the true meaning of Easter has been lost. What I can tell you is it isn’t about cute little fluffy chickens, nor does it have anything to do with Easter bunnies. … Continue reading

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History of The Easter Egg Hunt

Although Easter is one of the two major Christian holidays, one of its biggest traditions, the Easter Egg Hunt, has nothing to do with Christianity. In fact, the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs are linked to Pagan traditions. But however … Continue reading

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April Fishing Report

The weather over the past several weeks and that forecast for the week to come has and will continue to create challenging fishing conditions. Frontal activity, changing temperatures and heavy rains have disrupted fishing patterns around the lake. This coupled … Continue reading

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National Park Week – April 16 – 24

Need some fresh air to clear your mind? How about a stroll through a garden to mellow out the stress of a busy day? Or maybe winter has packed on a few extra pounds, and it’s time to hit the … Continue reading

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