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 Friday, November 28, 2014
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The Franklin News-Post
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Fax: 540-483-8013

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Charity Chug sets open house for Dec. 6, 7
Admission is free, but donations accepted for LCM
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By JERRY HALE - Special to the News-Post

Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Model Railroad Group recently gathered around the incredible O-gauge layout that's been created by Waverly resident Jim Mathie over the past eight years.

The occasion was the group's November meeting, dedicated in part to final organizing details for the Dec. 6 and 7 Charity Chug Model Railroad Open House, a benefit for Lake Christian Ministries' "A Child's Christmas." Featured model train layouts will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. both days.

But it was also a chance for Mathie, whose extensive train display will be shown on Dec. 7, to share his techniques for achieving the realistic detailing he's added to his layout since it was last shown in 2012.

One feature he's especially proud of is a series of lighted channel markers he has installed in the river that "flows" along the base of his mountain-scape backdrop.

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Library Photo Exhibit

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Photographs from the Bedford Photo Group will be displayed at the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library from Dec. 1 through Jan. 31. A wide variety of photographs are on exhibit with some work for sale.

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Willard Companies to partner with Amos Estate
South Harbour will be SML’s newest waterfront community

The Willard Companies and its real estate division, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, has announced a formal partnership with the Amos Estate to complete and market South Harbour, a newly planned residential community located on Dudley Amos Road at Smith Mountain Lake.

The property, formerly known as The Lakewatch Club, is part of a 250-acre farm that has been in Amos family prior to the lake being filled.

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Christmas trees available at Hot Shots
Proceeds benefit SML Rotary charities
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The Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake is again selling Christmas trees to lake residents.

This year's Rotary fundraiser features 110 freshly cut Fraser Firs. Most buyers consider Fraser Firs the most desirable for indoor use. They are noted for their dark green color, excellent needle retention and wonderful scent.      

The trees are available for pick up at Hot Shots Family Fun Center in Moneta. Trees may be picked up on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hot Shots is located just off Route 122 at 67 Village View Lane.

For sales hours, driving directions or tree availability, contact Rotary club member Jeff Schott at 540-719-1547. You can also reserve a tree by calling. 

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What's Coming Up on Lake and Land
Smith Mountain Lake Community Calendar


An alzheimer/dementia caregiver support group meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish


A CPR (no certificate) and first aid class by Mickie Singer from Moneta Rescue Squad will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church. Must register with Tami by calling 721-4330.


A multiple sclerosis support group will meet at 12 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church.

A men's cancer support group will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Ecumenical Parish.


The annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert at Westlake Towne Center is set from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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