Make a Splash | Exercise Enthusiasts Offer Advice for Using the Water

Anyone who exercises regularly expects to get wet during his or her workout—“sweat wet,” that is. But those looking to add novelty to their exercise routines (and who have access ...
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Make-Ahead Appetizers | Advance Planning is Key to Enjoying Lakeside Entertaining

The doorbell rings. Guests are here! When entertaining at Smith Mountain Lake, few tend to tarry too long in the house. Friends and family move quickly outside to the decks ...
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Feeding A Crowd: Meal Ideas That Won’t Leave You Stuck In The Kitchen

I’m always torn: I love entertaining people … I love to invite everyone to stay for dinner … I love eating good food … but I’m not in love with ...
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Lawn Games Re-imagined

Every season here at Smith Mountain Lake has its own brand of beauty, but the prospects that warmer weather brings are full of fun. While sunshine and water views are ...
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Pack A Better Picnic: For The Boat, The Dock, The Island

Food just seems to taste better when it is eaten outside. Whether a picnic takes place on the boat, the dock or on a Smith Mountain Lake island, it is guaranteed to ...
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Behind The Scenes: At the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour

Smith Mountain Lake offers plenty of outdoor recreation. There’s boating and waterskiing, fishing and sunbathing. But when Jeanne Wagoner and her late husband Joe moved to the lake in 1991 ...
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Great Mates: Pairing Beer and Food for Summer Dining

For the past 20 years, I’ve experimented with food and wine pairings, and found some pretty interesting combinations. Like lots of people, I had never thought too hard about food ...
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Docktail Hour: At-the-Ready Snacks for Spontaneous Fun

If you hear the roar of a motor or the squeal of a skier approaching your dock as the sun begins to fade, you know it’s your turn for “Docktail ...
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