Family Ties - Page Lewis and her 12 children have created a charming, wildlife-friendly garden worthy of the top prize in our annual landscape competition.
Lake Homes: Pride & joy - Watt Foster and fiancee Jennifer Bryant will open their mountain lodge-themed home to Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour visitors Oct. 11-13.
Captain Seaweed - If you've been around Smith Mountain nLake for any length of time, chances are you've crossed paths with Capt. Seaweed.
Physicians on a mission - Lake-area pediatrician Adam Sarbin turned his midlife crisis into an opportunity to provide medical help to impoverished patients in Haiti.
2013 SML Charity Home Tour - The Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour is one of the region’s most-anticipated annual events. Taking the tour by boat brings the fun level up a notch, allowing visitors to get an inside look at eight distinctive homes while enjoying the lake’s scenic fall splendor.
A silver celebration - Over the past 25 years, the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival
has grown from a modest gathering on the grounds of a local
bed and breakfast into the area’s largest and most popular event.
Enduring art - For more than 35 years, local artisans have been producing distinctive and functional pottery in bucolic Bedford County.
Driving Miss Cynthia - After undergoing 13 years of restoration, the 1947 Chris-Craft owned by Lars and Cindy Okeson is ready to make its SML debut.
Lake Homes: Elegant & Efficient - Will and Barb Nocera will welcome visitors to their
award-winning “green” home as part of the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour in October.
Turning Tide? - Many area real estate professionals are optimistic about the state of the market at Smith Mountain Lake.
Get out and go! - History, music, outdoor adventure and more await kids in Southwest Virginia this summer
Major Joyride - She may have gotten a late start
in competitive wakeboarding, but it didn’t take long for this part-time Smith Mountain Lake resident to rise to the top of the sport’s most elite level.
Misdirected Hostility - Will and Lori Dillon have turned their passion for powerboating into an opportunity to promote on-water safety.
Beer's here! - It didn't take long for the Smith Mountain Lake community to embrace Sunken City Brewing Company, which opened in May at Westlake Towne Center
Bite into Breakfast - No matter how you prefer to start your day, there's a breakfast option at SML you'll enjoy
2012 Wedding Guide - If you own an SML-area business that provides products or services in the wedding industry, click to find out more about getting in our FREE Wedding Guide, which will be published in the January/February Laker.