Monthly Archives: September 2011

Miss Smith Mountain Lake Pageant

The Miss Smith Mountain Lake Pageant will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at William Byrd Middle School in Vinton. A teen and preteen pageant will also be held at the middle school on Sunday, Oct. 2 in which an Outstanding … Continue reading

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Big Bird At The Lake

An emu on the loose caused quite a commotion in Franklin County, near Smith Mountain Lake on Wednesday evening. The responding officer with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office told WSLS, the call came in about the big bird around 5:00 … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center

In 2010, there were 26,356 abortions performed in Virginia.  Four hundred and ninety of these were performed in the Lynchburg region.  The Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center opened in 1999 as a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to seeing the truth of God’s … Continue reading

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Brooks Mill Winery

For many owners, operating a winery is a dream come true. A dream that, they hope, will fund itself. The story behind every glass of wine may begin at the grapevine, but winery owners must hope somewhere along the line … Continue reading

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Timmins and Baldacci Team Up for New Film in Virginia

Sara Elizabeth Timmins, producer of “Lake Effects,” a soon-to-be-released movie shot at Smith Mountain Lake, will team with part-time lake resident and best-selling author David Baldacci to bring his novel “Wish You Well” to the big screen. Timmins and Baldacci … Continue reading

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Stripers Moving To The Surface

Water temp.: 74-80 degrees, water clarity: good The cool weather and overcast days over this past weekend brought the surface water temperature down as expected, and both bass and stripers found their way to the surface to feed on baitfish. … Continue reading

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Jonathan’s Restaurant

Jonathans officially re-opened on Friday Feb. 25, 2011 and they have been changing things up for the better! Come visit and see for yourself! Their new management team brings a new menu, new energy, and new excitement to the lake and we look … Continue reading

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“Lake Effects” Film Screenings Scheduled

The stars will be out Oct. 7 as the cast of “Lake Effects” returns to the Smith Mountain Lake area for the screening of Life Out Loud Films’ film. The film began principal photography one year ago and the lake … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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