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Buon Appetito! | Pizza 0n the Patio

We all know the best pizzas are made in the hottest ovens, but as the temperature rises outside, many of us prefer not to heat up our kitchens. A fancy ...
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Cocktail Hour | Easy, Breezy Summer Classics

When the weather is balmy and a beautiful lakeside sunset beckons, a tasty cocktail you can whip up in a snap is just the thing. For maximum ease, a self-serve ...
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Locavore Alert | Outdoor Markets at SML

We’ve long known that locally raised, organic food is beneficial for both health and the environment, not to mention the taste buds! Yes, you can purchase organically grown produce at ...
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Pretty Pitchers | Serving Up Cocktails for a Crowd

Summertime entertaining calls for copious cool cocktails and other refreshing drinks. But as hostess, you don’t always want to be on-call to mix and serve. Instead, whip up large batches ...
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Perfect Pasta | For Your Lake Crowd

With another summer season at the lake on the horizon, the calendar fills with plans for gathering family and friends. Lake entertaining can be easy, even with a dock full ...
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Fishing at the Lake | Local Experts Weigh In

Smith Mountain Lake is one of the few places in the country where you can catch such big fish on medium-weight tackle.” That’s veteran fishing guide Dale Wilson describing what ...
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Art at the Lake | Area Artists Capture Local Landscapes

The stunning vistas and seasonal changes of Smith Mountain Lake are a natural draw to both local and visiting artists. Likewise, local paintings are popular with residents and visitors—all of ...
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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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