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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Now is the time to put your hiking boots on and take advantage of Lake Martin at lowest pool. Did you know in 2010 the Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail Association (CRATA, an all volunteer hiking organization) obtained title to Smith Mountain, the t...

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Cottage style windows in Willow Point remodel

BUMP ‘EM OUT! Let’s talk about how these cottage style bump-out design windows came to be on our Willow Point remodel—979 Willow Way East. We have to go back to the 50s and 60s, because Mike grew up with Lock Hunter (the builder for th...

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Mike Davis kneeling at the wrestling mat watching his son

Mike on the Mat

In this instance, Mike was kneeling beside the mat watching his son (Sawyer) wrestle in junior high school. This was a familiar place for Mike—a two-time state champion in his high school days—all under the expert tutelage of the one an...

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Windy Creek Farms

Calling all avid hunters, fishermen, conservationists and nature-lovers! • • • W E  P R E S E N T... • • • W I N D Y  C R E E K  F A R M S 𝘖𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝟼𝟶𝟶 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶...

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What sets your soul on fire?

SOLD: Phase I, Lot 14 of the first Russell Lands development on Lake Martin—Willow Point. We were buyer number SEVEN in 1972. Charles W. Davis, my father-in-law, along with my husband, Mike, built our home two years later. Like many, we had d...

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Enter as guests, leave as friends.

This place. I've always had family or friends who have their family place. In most cases, they have a name for their family place. Sometimes the name is generic, sometimes specific; sometimes owned by one family or by all the siblings; some ...

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Together – The family in the boat

The summer is tapering down. August is the last month; then, schools start back from the summer break. Plenty of weekends left before it gets cold, but the summer weekday morning sets unfortunately disappear (enter frowny-face emoji here). One ...

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Pre Season Wake Training

Last month in LAKE magazine, I discussed preseason training and looked at a few sports specific exercises that I’ve been using to accomplish more balance and strength. I briefly mentioned the use of cardio exercise and how HIIT- hi intensity ...

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Waterfront lot values rebounding

Scarce residential inventory drives up demand for waterfront lots With available waterfront residential inventory falling to levels not seen on Lake Martin for over a decade, potential purchasers are now buying lots at a faster pace. An ana...

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