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LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 1 Lake Anna Monster ARound The Lake OVERHEARD EATDRINK LAKE LIFE Calendar DID YOU KNOW LAKE ANNAs SOURCE FOR NEWS ENTERTAINMENT lake anna SPRING 2016 life times Special People Of Lake Anna New Developments Coming... LKATM Hydrilla Plan Underway Lake Anna Resort Rezoning Denied The Woods Whats New Around The Lake of High Point Marina Yes Mini Golf July 2 Fireworks Anna Vista 2 - Elk Creek Landing - Sunset Cove - Goodwins Landing - The Estates At Terrys Run Cidery Coming Vitos Express LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 2 540 895.5085 Join us for one of our special events this season a personal wine tasting or just an evening out with someone special. - Jeff Heidig Lake Anna Winery Visit our website for more great winery weekend events. Weddings Special Events Tours Open Year Round Wed. - Sun. Lake Anna Business Partnership lawinery.com 5621 Courthouse Road Spotsylvania VA 22551 Join Us For Great Events May 28 Memorial Day Into Night June 18 Here Comes The Summer July 2 Country Americana Festival Lake Anna WINERY JoinUsOnFacebook n n Drop by for a tasting try our new Concerto Merlot n this season LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 3 contentsSpring 2016 Vol. 1 Issue 6 overheard 5 around the lake 8 fact or fiction real estate news Quote of the Month whats new 12 lake anna glitterati23 lake life20 calendar of events mini-golf really reviews news lake anna life times The irony of it all is that Lake Anna is producing over half the Countys tax base and what are we getting A transfer station and a dog walking park. Dave BoardwayCitizens For New Bridge Fire Rescue Station. See related story on page p. 20 Special People of Lake Anna 10 New Developments Coming... eat drink18 Lake Anna Fireworks p. 7 Kavros break ground on planned event venue p. 7 Wave swelling over towing ordinance p. 21 The Wood Family of High Point Marina Is There A Cidery Coming To The Lake p. 17 did you know 20 LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 4 lake annalife times lake lettersPublisher Woods Waters Publishing LC Editor-In-Chief C.C. McCotter Managing Editor Christine McCotter Editorial Staff Writers Kate Elim Libby Hayes Gene Newman Advertising Senior Account Representative Susan Vandervliet Account Representative Bob King Restaurant Account Representative Ashley Newton Advertising Design Woods Waters Publishing LC Lake Anna Life Monthly is published six times a year. It is distributed on newsstands around the Lake Anna region and inserted into other publications. The elec- tronic version can be viewed at www.lakeannlife.com. Subcriptions are available for 30 per year media mail or 45 per year first class mail. We invite the submis- sion of exclusive articles and cannot be responsible to the return of unsolicited works. 75 Edgewood Dr. Min- eral VA 23117. News tip and advertising inquiry email lkalifeearthlink.net. Office phone 540.872.0553. All Lake Anna Monster submissions or Letters From The Lake must be signed with return address. Website www.lakeannalife.com Email lkalifeearthlink.net Our Policies All communications for print whether by mail text or email must be signed by the person submitting the letter and include a phone numberaddress where the person can be reached. We reserve the right to edit for grammar. The opin- ions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher or Editor merely those of our readers. Please submit all electronic correspondence and advertising inquiry to lkalifeearthlink. net and all mail to Lake Anna Life 75 Edgewood Dr. Mineral Va 23117. Copyright by Woods Waters Publishing LC 2016. All rights reserved. Printed on recycled newsprint. LKA is a licensed trademark used with permission. facebook.comlakeannalife lkalife correspondence Find The Lake Anna Monster... 540-967-1514 - Land Surveying - bellbellsurveys.com 540-967-1499 - Aerial Mapping - aerialbellsurveys.com Surveying Lake Anna Area Since Before The Lake Boundary Surveys Topographic Surveys Family Divisions Subdivisions Construction Staking GPS Control Aerial Mapping Orthophotos Its hidden somewhere in this issue. Guess right and be entered to win a 15 LKA Outfitters gift certificate. Email your guess to us at lkalifeearthlink.net. Dear Lake Anna Life Times I have been waiting patiently for the new illustrated map of the lake. When will that be ready for purchase Claire Harrison Rockville MD The new Lake Anna Ilustrated Map will be available in early June for 9.95 plus SH. Map measures approx. 18x22. We are tak- ing orders now. - ED To the Editor I wonder if the hydrilla is going to come back this summer It was around our dock in August but it was gone by Octo- ber. The fishing was good but the weed made swimming a little tricky. Guess thats what you can expect when you purchase a lake front home Jim Silver CentervilleVA What a great practical point of view you have Jim. Thanks for sharing. See our article on the Hydrilla Plan on the facing page. - ED Lake Anna Business Partnership Lake Anna Business Partnership LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 5 overheard IS IT FACT OR FICTION New Developments Coming To Lake Anna Its not often that area residents can hear from developers and view their plans prior to the first spade full of dirt is moved and the bulldozers show up but that is exactly what took place at the end of February. The Lake Anna Business Partnership LABP held a Developers Forum on Feb- ruary 25 530 pm at Lake Anna Winery that featured Gary Griffith Doug Whitlock Jeff Remmers J.C. Bane and Ed Blount. Each developer was permitted 15 minutes to present their proposed project to attend- ees and then had 15 more minutes to an- swer questions. The LABP did not endorse any of the projects we merely acted as a conduit to the community so that members can be aware of some of the plans that are made for the lake noted LABP Vice President and event organizer Jeff Martin. The public was invited to attend and the winery sold wine by the glassbottle. Spon- sors Southern Image DesignBuild Inc. Lake Anna Linens Northern Virginia Title Escrow Virginia Community Bank Lake Anna Winery and Gene NewmanFulton Mortgage provided a light meal. Developments discussed included Sun- set Harbor Anna Vista Phase 2 Elk Creek Landing Mill Run and Lake Anna Resort. Jeff Remmers told Life Times recently that Elk Creek Landing is still a long ways out from the marketing phase. When the time is right this private side 150-acre subdivision will feature 110 lots and is lo- cated just before the Elk Creek Bridge on Kentucky Springs Road on the right if you are heading southeast. Gary Griffith was present at the Forum to represent Sunset Cove. This age-in-place development located just above Rose Val- ley in the North Anna River branch of the lake will feature garden style homes in five different layouts. There are 76 home sites all with access to a private community clubhouse and private docks. The 25 wa- terfront homes will include a private pier dock and boathouse. Every floor plan of- fers universal design features including a first floor owners suite. RV and boat stor- age facilities will be available to owners. Sunset Cove is one of the few planned urban development subdivisions approved on the lake. A combination of ample open space and a zero discharge plan for wastewater treatment won over a majority of Louisa planners and supervisors. 2016 Hydrilla Plan Begun Doug Whitock Vice President and Trea- surer of Land Anna Land Corporation LALC told those gathered about his new Anna Vista phase 2 subdivision located in Spotsylvania County across from Dike 1. This 21-acre community will feature 10 waterfront lots ranging from one to two-plus acres. Prices start at 350000 and top out around 485000. The common area will include a boat launch with private boat slips and parking. Theres even an existing structure that will be deeded to the POA for use as a meeting venue. continued on page 8 Sunset Cove model homes are nearing completion. continued on page 7 Measures to control the aquatic plant hydrilla are underway again on Lake Anna. Under the guidance of the Lake Anna Advisory Committee LAAC and the LAAC Hydrilla Sub- committee 500 triploid grass carp have been stocked into both sides of the lake and aquatic herbicide use has been budgeted for later in the summer after an experimental treatment last summer worked. Hydrilla is controllable using aquat- ic herbicide but its use in large quantities draws citizen concerns and is cost prohibitive. Grass carp were considered as part of the so- lution to control hydrilla. The prob- lem is that grass carp enjoy native plants nearly as much as hydrilla. To manage hydrilla without significantly reducing native grasses the Hyd- rilla Subcommittee recommended proceeding carefully with stocking levels. One problem with the grass carp permitting process is that it typically stocks carp on the basis of acres of visible hydrilla noted LACA Presi- dent and Chairman of the LAAC Hy- drilla Subcommittee Doug Smith If we are to prevent uncontrolled out- break of hydrilla we must anticipate the exponential growth of hydrilla and stock on the basis of expected hydrilla next year. Even anticipating significant growth rates will result in comparatively small stocking levels and hence require continued use of herbicide to solve problem areas such as docks common areas and launch sites. A balanced control program de- pends on a phased stocking program that starts with enough carp to have an impact but far fewer than have been used at Lake Anna and other lakes. The carp must be restocked each year to account for attrition and the total number as measured by the number of carp per shoreline acre adjusted until their effective- ness can be confirmed. That means that herbicide will need to be used in specific problem areas like launch areas and docks until a balance is achieved possible several years. In order to reduce attrition 22-29 in studies of stocked carp the larg- er 10-12 inch fish need to be pur- chased. A complicating factor is the fact that grass carp eat voraciously between 70 and 84 degrees water temperature. Outside that range they are significantly more lethargic and ineffective. Additionally their first year in the lake they can be ex- DUKES CREEK MARINAMold Inspections Remediation 540.895.5065 3831 Breaknock Rd. 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This event is coordinated by the Lake Anna Civic Association LACA and run by Zambelli Fireworks a full service fireworks display and py- rotechnics company operating since 1893. Doug Smith president of LACA and his team arrange for the Zambelli display and raise funds to pay for it. This years display will be held Saturday July 2. In the event of rain the display will be held the following Saturday. The annual displays touch off soon after dark 930 pm and run for about a half hour. They have featured single and mul- tiple shell aerial bursts dancing fountains and a rousing grand finale that often brings the crowd to a standing ovation. Lake Anna Fireworks July 2 Viewing the fireworks display is done best by boat as Dike 2 is located in the down lake re- gion and not accessible by car. Boating after dark especially on a night where nearly 500 craft of all types are on the water can be challenging and is not advisable for unexperienced boaters. Local law enforcement main- tain a strict No Boat perimeter around the display area and patrol through the evening to keep everyone safe. A reminder there are absolutely no personal watercraft permited on the lake after dark. Bow and stern lights must be lit while viewing the per- formance in a boat. Fireworks Committee Chair Mike May can be reached at mike_maylakeannavirginia. org if youd like to make a dona- tion. You can also send dona- tions to LACA Fireworks PO Box 217 Mineral VA 23117. Mike and Roxanne Kavros residents of Oak Grove Es- tates at the lake have begun the initial transformation of their 25 acres of land that will one day become potentially a restaurant winery brewery andor dance hall Their property is located just behind Lake Region Repair not far from the intersection of Chopping Road and Rt. 522. Passerbys will notice two en- trances on each road some clearing and some saplings. Living here full time we felt there were not enough choices for great dining expe- riences particularly in more of a mid to upscale category and sensed with the growing popularity of the lake and sur- rounding area that there was a void to be filled or looking at it another way as an opportu- nity. Couple eating along with some fun activities and the vi- sion was formed. We plan to develop a multi- purpose venue that will pro- vide great food and beverage choices and some fun activ- ity Kavros told LT. With the acreage completely being wooded and undevel- oped previously had been logged for loblolly pine trees Kavros noted it has truly been a start from scratch ground up process from day one. He and Roxanne have learned with all the different agencies requiring permits and support- ing engineering documents that it takes an inordinate amount of time and resources to start a business. The plan to begin construc- tion some time in the May- June time frame and looking at spring of 2017 to open with full service offerings So what are the new saplings for Weve got several varieties of apple trees growing. Be- sides the aesthetic value we believe they provide we hope to be able to use them to eat for baking and cider produc- tion. We would also love to be able to offer home grown veg- etables in the future as well as landscape the acreage to create a natural environment that people will want to come to multiple times a week not only for the dining experience but to also enjoy dessert bev- erages and a pretty sunset outdoors. Think a country chic setting. Owner Leaves Community Guessing The Lake Anna Business Partnership and Lake Anna Winery hosted local developers at a February Forum. Lake Anna Resort Rezoning Request Denied By LCBS Bringing to a close a nearly three-year long process the Louisa County Board of Super- visors LCBS voted 5-2 to deny Ed Blounts request to rezone 10 acres of land along Route 208 so he could develop a project dubbed The Lake Anna Resort. Blount a local builder was working with property own- ers Micheal A. and Gertrude C. Coleman to try and rezone their property to build a resort complex featuring 60 residential condominiums a hotel 10250 sq. ft. of commercial space spa restaurant pool public and pri- vate beaches and covered boat slips. Mineral District Supervisor home to the proposed rezon- ing Stephanie Koren made the motion to deny the request sec- onded by Cuckoo District Super- visor Wilie Gentry. Supervisors Dick Havasy Tommy Barlow and Tony Williams joined Koren and Gentry in opposing the re- zoning. Supervisors Troy Wade and Fitzgerald Barnes voted to approve it. Korens motion read... To deny rezoning to PUD based on the facts that our Planning Com- mission studied this application not once but twice and it was denied both times... but also for the health safety and public welfare of our citizens and also because I feel it is not in the best interest of the County. Koren and other Supervisors opposing the rezoning cited concerns with the proposed untested sewage treatment system the concept of a PUD planned urban development like Blounts on the lake the multi-story buildings a lack of community service in an area of the County Comprehenisve Plan that calls for such and lack of de- tails in the site plan. The applicant can resubmit a rezoning request one year af- ter the denial. The property is current zoned commercial and could be used for other types of development like a marina with- out rezoning. LKA LKA Mill Run subdivision features covered boat slips and a common area that includes a bathhouse. The 62-year-old from one of Lake Annas original developer families notes two of the lots are already under contract. LALC is marketing the lots through local realtors and showing them at least twice a week. Owners are free to choose any builder they wish. Whitlock also noted LALC has another project working a wa- terfront community on the main lake on the Louisa side. Other projects on the horizon for the lake from other develop- ers include the Estates at Terrys Run Goodwin Cove and The Towns at Point Sienna. The lat- ter plans to offer 81 town homes just across from Anna Point Ma- rina off Rt. 208 on the Spotsylva- nia side of the lake. Mill Run subdivision on the private side of the lake has re- cently completed a second set of covered boat docks and will be completing a bathhouse at the common area later soon. LKA LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 8 around the lakeREAL ESTATE NEWSCOUNTY NEW ROUND-UP Libby LAKE ANNA LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE Buying or Selling Your Lake Anna Area Specialist CERTIFIED INVESTMENT AREA SPECIALIST LIBBY SANDRIDGE 540-223-0350 libbysandridgecomcast.net Visit... www.homesatlakeanna.com ABR CIAS Lake Anna Business Partnership 540.872.6556 DiscoverLakeAnna.com Begin your search for properties at Then call or email me at Associate Broker Linda Fosdick LindaDiscoverLakeAnna.com Dave Guna Realtor Lake Anna Island Realty 540-903-9428 c 540-894-4400 o Dgunaliveatlakeanna.com 540-226-1964 Thinking of buying or selling Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia To view current listings please visit... www.LakeAnnaCountry.com www.LakeAnna-RealEstate.com blog lakeanna.kategmail.com email Kate Elim Call REALTOR B BY LIBBY SANDRIDGE Want to advertise here Contact Susan at 540.907.1285 Lets Go Fishing For A Great Lake Place For You uying a second home has become one of the fastest growing trends in the region. With Lake Anna being one of the largest freshwater lakes in Virgin- ia we are lucky to have a second home paradise here. The lakes proximity to northern Virginia Fredericksburg Richmond and Charlottesville provides buyers a short easy commute to escape the hustle and bustle. So with that in mind here are some facts and trends that will enlighten you on Lake Annas current real es- tate market. From the first quarter of 2016 to present real estate sales have been on the increase. During this period 43 homes sold surpass- ing the same period in 2015. There have been 26 lots water- front and access sold since the start of 2016. To date for 2016 there have been 69 total proper- ties sold in 2016. As off mid-May there were 39 homes and 12 lots under contract for an impressive total of 51 properties. To put this in perspective last year at this time there was a total of 65 properties sold 15 lots and 50 homes. Aquick note for the savvy inves- tor - vacation rentals are boom- ing at the lake and vacationers are finding it harder and harder to find a rental. Especially dur- ing the busy season of Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lake Anna of- fers several full-time rental agen- cies that handle all rental needs for owners and vacationers. We expect to see more growth in home sales for 2016. Al- though Lake Anna sales are not the same as local full time mar- kets we have been enjoying the slow and steady rise over the past several years to more nor- mal conditions. In a nutshell buying or selling its a great time to contact a local agent and get a jump on the up and coming market. Lake Sales Trending Up pected to grow to 18-20 inches and become much more effi- cient consumers in years two- through about 10. As required by state law a licensed applicator will be needed to treat with aquatic herbicide. No one can legally treat weeds in front of their dock or shoreline without a state license. Initial grass carp stocking on the basis of existing observed hydrilla and stocking at 10-25 fish per acre has been used at other lakes but has consis- tently been required because initial efforts to control hydrilla failed and the infestation got out of control. In order to get ahead of the outbreaks we must stock not on the basis of how much hy- drilla we had last summer but rather how much hydrilla we can expect to see next sum- mer. Our observed acreage was 15 acres. We treated 10 acres effectively but it is un- known whether the result is a dead plant or just the killing of the surface foliage Smith wrote in his recommendations to LAAC. The current treatment plan assumes a complete kill of last summers hydrilla that there is twice as much hydrilla as is observed visually and that the exponential spread of hydrilla is comparable to the 2014 to 2015 experience i.e. 3 acres to 15 acres a factor of 5. Using a current estimate of 5.1 acres doubled and a factor of 5 you get 50 acres as the anticipated hydrilla presence in summer of 2016. Using a stocking factor of 10 fish per acre Smith projected an initial stocking number of 510 fish. Stocking sites for 2016 will be chosen based on history of hydrilla in 2015 and location of known hydrilla concentra- tions. Initially Smith notes the carp will be stocked at two sites in the Cooling Lagoons and at three sites on the main lake as follows Jerdone Island area 55 Goldmine Cove area 30 Upper Terrys Run 5 Fletchers Point area 5 Freshwater Creek area 5 . The Lake Anna Advisory Committee was chartered by the three counties in part to manage hydrilla. It has no staff and depends on appoin- tees and volunteers for all its work. LAAC works closely with Dominion which has authority over the Cooling Lagoons and both Dominion and VDGIF who have responsibilities on the main lake. The hydrilla plan is a a cooperative effort of LAAC VDGIF and Dominion. Estimated 10 year cost for the plan at initial stocking levels is 64K over a 12 year period. Of the 50K that was appropriated to LAAC 47.5K remains. HydrillaControlPlanBegun continued from page 5 LKA LKA Lake Anna Business Partnership LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 9 Long Foster Real Estate 13708 Anna Point Lane Mineral VA 23117 LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 10 DiscoveringTheSpecial Aseriesdocumentingthosethathavelefta heritageworthnoting by C.C. McCotter WWhat makes Lake Anna so special to so many people both resident and visitor alike Is it the clear clean and warm wa- ter Is it the abundant fish and birds that also make the lake their home Is it the lake lifestyle that features both laid back and wild boat parties and places with names like Cocktail Cove The Sand Bar Kayakers Beach Skinny Dippers Cove and Bohemian Bay Or is it places like Tims Anna Cabana Anna Point Marina and High Point Marina that offer great access and good times Its probably all of the above as well as 100 other reasons depending on who you ask. But if you asked folks to name what makes Anna so special its more often than not something thats natural a sun- set woods a beach a quiet morning. In this series well bring you the story of familiesfolks that have made sure that those that live and visit here will be able to enjoy this intrinsic beauty of the lake undeveloped and green ap- preciating places that remain a bit wild and untouchable by the bulldozers of development. These are the special people and places of Lake Anna and we should all be grateful for them. Carlos Wood is a 54-year-old trained CPA that runs one of the top marinas on the lake. Hes the dark-haired fellow you often see behind the desk in the office behind the counter punching numbers into a computer but youll also discover him forklifting boats off the Boat Valet rack and into the water rennovating any of the on-site buildings repairing docks taking trash to the dumpster even helping boaters launch and retrieve their boats. Wood is the owner operator of High Point Marina and his story is one of ser- vice and reward. Wood and his wife Debbie live nearby on Rt. 208 and employ their three sons Nate Justin and Kevin at the marina throughout the season making High Point truly a family business. Life Times caught up with Wood after he just completed major rennova- tionupgrades to the marina docks and boat slips asking him the questions we thought you would. When did your family establish itself at Lake Anna and please describe that process Back in the midlate 70s my uncle owned Dukes Creek Marina and decided to sell. My parents both being entrepre- neurs thought it would be a challenging and profitable business venture. We owned and operated the marinacamp- ground from 81-86 then we too decided to sell. When the land where we are now located at the 208 bridge became avail- able in 1987 we decided to get back into the marina industry. In our eyes this was the best piece of property on the lake. It was centrally located on a main road in the heart of development already zoned commercial and best of all the land was raw and we could develop it the way we wanted. Why after all these years have you continued to operate the marina instead of selling it Its been an enjoyable and profitable business. I have an overly inflated value of what the business is worth Ha Ha so no one would be able to afford to purchase it. Plus it is an investment in my familys future. All my children have worked here and still do. Over the years as local state and federal govern- ment entities have increased regulations and paperwork Ive spent more time behind a desk and my son Nathan has stepped up and taken over all the stor- age and maintenance operations and many of the day to day operations too. What is your vision for the future of High Point Marina We are starting our 28th season and have maxed out our expansion of the property. Renovations to keep the prop- erty fresh and up to date with modern technology and conveniences are an ongoing priority. We keep a list of which areas of the property need upgrading and work on it during the off season. Please describe in detail your recent investments in the marina. Over the past five years we have been renovating the motel and valet docking area however this past year we have done the most expansive renovations to date. In December we removed 28 float- ing docks and in January Lake Region PeopleAndPlacesOf Lake Anna WoodFamilyLegacy Paddling fishing all possible Repair Mineral the local ShoreMaster representative began installing a state- of-the-art covered floating dock system complete with 3 concrete walk around docks security cameras and 10 high roofs. Also during this time we com- pletely overhauled our fueling docks. We now offer three grades of ethanol free fuel 87 89 and 93 octane and its pay at the pump available 24 hours a day. LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 11 PHOTO continued on page 18 Louisa County Mineral District Supervisor Stephanie Koren and the Lake Anna Business Partnerships Gene Newman at the recent Lake Anna Spring Festival. ShaneBakerphoto hiking wildlife watching and more are e in Ware Creek thanks to Marvin Ware. What changes have you seen in the past 10 years at the lake Growth in the area is the biggest change. The addition of the shopping center with Food Lion being the anchor and seven restaurants opening within a years time was huge for the areas de- velopment. The VDGIF has done a great job monitoring the fish population as the catch rates are close to an all time high. The additions of hybrid stripers wipers and hybrid walleye saugeye has also made the lake an exciting place to fish. Whats the best and worst parts of owning a marina Many of our customers have been here for multiple years and we are like family and we have watched their chil- dren grow up and in some cases have TheadditionoftheFoodLionbeingthe anchorandsevenrestaurantsopening withinayearstimewashugefortheareas development. - Carlos Wood LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 12 whats new BE THE FIRST TO KNOW Boardwalk Miniature Golf is projected to open in May with a grand opening May 28. Many local contractors were used in its construction and Virginia Community Bank financed it. Steve Benjoar photo Lake Anna Beach Marina And Resort Needs New Site Plan To Open Mini-Golf About To Open At The Boardwalk At Lake Anna Lake Anna Life Times recently caught up with one of the part- ners of the new mini-golf course at The Boardwalk At Lake Anna Boardwalk Miniature Golf. If you thought youd seen it all at the lake you havent seen any- thing yet as this mini-golf course is something special as is the tale of its creation. The story starts with one pinball machine David Brizzolara told LT A friend of mine since high school Mark Conley has an amusement business which he has done all his life. He provides games for many bars and res- taurants in central Virginia es- pecially locations around Lake Anna. I David Brizzolara have a plumbing company and have been in business since 1993. My hobby is collecting and working on pinball machines. Mark asked me to help set up and maintain pinball machines in some of his locations being that was kind of my thing. One of the locations was Fuzzys store at the Boardwalk Lake Anna. This machine stayed there through the course of a year which was noticed by the building owner Steve Benjoar. Steve ran us down and asked us to do a full arcade in one of the spaces available on the boardwalk. See- ing all the traffic generated from the businesses there we decid- ed to give it a try. In October 2014 Brizzolara met with Conley to discuss im- provements for the arcade at The Boardwalk. He mentioned that he had spoke to Benjoar that day and he thought that we should consider doing a mini golf on the property also owned by Gary Griffith. Both of us laughed and contin- ued our conversation about the arcade but later that night I be- gan to rehash the conversation with Mark and remembered the mini golf comment. The wheels in my head began to turn and I stayed up until 2 in the morning researching mini golf on the in- ternet. By the time I went to bed I was convinced the miniature golf would be a perfect fit for the boardwalk at Lake Anna. The next day Brizzolara shared his ideas with Conley and within two weeks the duo had made a trip to Wild Wood NJ to visit with Harris Miniature Golf Co. There they took a tour with the compa- nys salesmen Glenn Lynn and were shown some of the courses they created. A short time later they had Harris Golf design a course to fit the space provided for them at the lake. The follow- ing week they had a meeting with Benjoar and Griffith to show them the design and a proposal. I think they were expecting us to construct some do-it-yourself thing from materials we could get from the local hardware store Brizzolara joked. Instead the proposal detailed a professional well-designed course with ponds creeks foun- tains bridges even a waterfall. Eighteen holes of miniature golf with a challenging well-thought out design of skill and luck. Shots that bank and drop to dif- ferent levels jump over creeks and constantly put you in danger of ending up in the water are fea- tured. Theres even one hole that gives you the choice of hitting the ball in the creek on pur- pose which then will float down stream and cleverly end up on the green you were targeting. Also included is Harris Golfs fa- mous Over Under Shot. Nine holes are Americans with Dis- abilities Act compliant. After the pitch Brizzolara said Steve and Gary were all in. In the fall of 2014 we had plans to be open in the spring of 2015 but little did we know we had to get approvals from everybody but president Obama. We had to wait for this approval then this one then that but cant get that because they are on vaca- tion. We finally get to the last approval and were denied by Dominion. The course was origi- nally designed to be all the way down to the water but Dominion would not allow it. Brizzolara and Conley went back to Harris Golf to redesign the course to have a whole new shape and move up the hill. A year later everything was ap- proved but the next hurdle is fi- nancing. We met with loan officer Dan Moskowitz from Virginia Com- munity bank and shared with him our idea not knowing how well it would be received. In short time he smiled and said It is a won- derful idea. Not only did he help us with the finances but referred us to several people whom we ended up using their services. Brizzolara notes two of them were Andy Latham with Blue Swipe and Wesley Chiles with Chiles Enterprises LLC. Other local contributing subs were New Day Excavating Hawkins Creek Construction and Jenkins Electric. If things go as planned the course should be open the mid- dle of May. May 28th is sched- uled to be the grand opening day and Brizzolara and Conley will allow the first 50 customers to play a round for free. Extensive rennovations to Lake Anna Beach Marina Resort were well underway until a visitor from Louisa County dropped by and noted some un-permitted construc- tion. County Code Enforcement Officer Paul Snyder cited owner Mike Vallerie for sev- eral infractions including add- ing an exterior stairway to the second floor of an existing structure. Rennovations and improvements were halted until County requirements were met. Allyson Fincham of Louisa County Community Develop- ment noted at the Lake Anna Business Partnership Town Hall Meeting held May 1 that Lake Anna Beach Marina and Resort owner cannot open the business until they submit a site plan. Since this location has been out of busi- ness for over two years the original site plan is invalid and they need to start over. Its been a challenge to get Val- lerie to understand the regu- lations. As soon as I get that site plan we are going to turn it around. In April Vallerie was granted his requests for Conditional Use Permits so that he could begin preparations to hold weekly Saturday evening con- certs at the lakeside facility next to Lake Annas dam as well as host a triathalon. Caveats to the approval of the concert permit included changing the end time of the concerts to 10 pm instead of 11 pm. The stage the concerts were intended to play on however was improved without County approval or inspection so Val- lerie is faced with trying to fast-track his Site Plan or hav- ing the bands play on the sur- rounding lawn. Lake Anna Beach Marina Resort is planning on renting Waverunners pontoons and runabouts. LKA LKA LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 13 LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 14 LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 15 LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 16 LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 17 Local Entreprenuer Is Planning To Create A Cidery At Lake Anna 540.894.0215 www.VirginiaGlassman.com Auto Glass Specialist TM MOWINGTRIMMING SPRING FALL AERATION MULCHING FERTILIZING LANDSCAPING LEAF REMOVAL POWER WASHING DOCKS DECK STAINING FREE ESTIMATES INSURED AND BONDED 540.894.0706 804.402.0263 LKALAWNCAREGMAIL.COM POWER WASHING EXPERTS Your Hometown Glass Specialist - Mineral VA Auto Glass Repairs TableTops Mirrors Windows Virginia Glassman GV 540 894.8500 a1windshieldsgmail.com www.a1windshieldsva.com Mobile Service 1904 Davis Hwy. Mineral LEAF REMOVAL If you have never met Chris Denkers or his wife Laura you probably will in the next few months. The 32-year-old Lake Anna resident father of twin boys and husband to Laura Denkers is also part of Sunset Proper- ties Travel Lake Anna Lake Anna Brew- fest and Wine By The Lake is starting a new adventure Coyote Hole Cider- works a hard cidery that will be breaking ground very soon at the lake. If you take a drive down Oak Grove Drive just off Rt. 208 across from Food Lion youll pass by several driveways on the left after Lake Anna Nursery. The first is the entrance to Denkerss latest project the ciderworks. Much like a win- ery a cidery or ciderworks is where cider is made. In this case Denkers will also be growing the apple trees and serving the cider. Construction of the tap room and cider manufacturing building is set to start in early July and Denkers hopes to open in early 2017. The tasting room will al- low people to sample Coyote Hole ciders year round and will also feature an out- door seating area with fire pits and play area for kids so that visitors can enjoy the Lake Anna lifestyle. The Denkers have been making cider wine and beer for many years at home as a hobby and decided to carry out their dreams of owning their own hard cidery and orchard after the purchase of 21 acres last year. Currently there are over 10 types of apple trees planted three types of pear trees and other fruit trees such as peach blueberries and their sig- nature Paw Paw trees. Coyote Hole Ciderworks will create both draft style ciders and still ciders in hopes of attracting all types of cider drinkers. Some of their ciders that will be available will be Virginia Apple Green Apple HPA Hopped Pear Apple Pear and Cran Apple cider. Coyote Hole will also offer various specialty ciders which include Winter Spice Pumpkin Infused and much more. The Denkers plan to hold various family friendly events throughout the year allowing people to pick their own apples sample specialty ciders and listen to live music. They are building a barn style building with red siding that will house the tap room and cider production facility. There will be covered porches on two sides as well as a fenced in outdoor seating area that will have picnic tables and fire pits overlooking the orchard. The Denkers are currently in the middle of a Kick Starter campaign trying to raise money to help with the purchase of their large fermentation tanks and their family play area. You can support their efforts anywhere from 10 and up with great re- wards for you or your business. To learn more visit www.KickStarter.com and search Coyote Hole Ciderworks. Chris and Laura moved down from upstate New York when Chris started a new job in northern Virginia and moved to Lake Anna when he found out that he could work from home full time. Lake Anna is very similar to both Chris and Lauras home towns where they grew up in upstate New York. The Denkers are looking to raise a minimum of 10000 with a Kick Starter campaign that will go directly to helping purchase one of their large fermentation tanks and also a family areaplayground for the cidery. The Kick Starter campaign only runs until May 19th and if the goal is not met no money will be raised. T and T C o n c r e t e driveways - paths - patios garage basement slabs paver walkways driveways You Call We Pour 540.845.0170 tandtconcrete86yahoo.com MONTICELLO PAINTING 28 Years Experience Honest Reliable Licensed Insured 540-254-0652 or 434-321-1630 monticellopainting.com Chris Denkers of Coyote Hole Ciderworks makes a presentation at the April 19 Lake Anna Business Partnership Business After Hours meeting held at Tavern On The Rail. Mark Smith photo LKA LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 18 SpecialPeopleAndPlacesOf Lake BUILDING MATERIALS and HARDWARE WE DELIVER QUALITY Plus Paints Tool Rental and Composite Deck Dock Products children of their own. 99 of the people we meet are great and enjoyable to be around. Its rewarding to have a business and be able to work with your family and consider other em- ployees as part of your family too... The worst part is definitely working long hours and loosing just about all your weekends and holidays during the season. Describe what you do in the off-season around the marina We try to take off more week- ends and work less hours but sometimes that doesnt always work out. We do most of our own renovations when feasible this keeps us busy the entire off season. What do you do in your spare time I enjoy a variety of activities fishing hunting sporting events but my favorite by far is spend- ing time with my wife sons and grandsons... I admit I dont fish as much as Id like to. What is the oddest thing youve seen at the marina over the years Well I wont comment on the number of people who have limited skills backing up a trailer but weve witnessed customers launch and retrieve small air- planes hover crafts and even their vehicles but the strang- est was the 40 beer truck that completely sank. The only thing still visible was the last foot of the roof. Do you want to thank mem- bers of your staff here Weve been very fortunate and have a great staff that has been a part of the organization for years. Martha Lester has been here for 27 years and started the first day we opened in April of 1989. Joyce Brooks So why wait Contact us today 540.748.8288 LKABookkeeping.com LKALake Anna VA TM Outfitters 540.894.3540 lkalifeearthlink.net LAKE ANNAS PADDLING HEADQUARTERS... at High Point Marina SUP Kayak Sales Rentals June 4 __ Is Demo Day has been here 25 years and my son Nathan began working 18 years ago long before he could drive. Judy Shifflet has been in charge of the housekeeping Paddling Accessories LKA Wear Gifts LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 19 ke Annacontinued LakeAnnaPilates Yoga BAKER Lawncare 540.894.9408 Give us your lawn and well make you look good Commercial Residential American- Owned Operated withShannonSternberg Lake Annas First Only Pilates Yoga Studio New Client Special - Complementry 30-minute private instruction. Call to schedule your appointment today LkaPilates.com 9942 Kentucky Springs Rd 1 mile down from Food Lion 540.748.7078 PilatesLkagmail.com May 12 Music Wine At Sundown Free concert on the Terrace at the Louisa Arts Center featuring Red Light Rodeo. 530p-730p. For info visit www.louisaarts. org May 21 The Crooked Road Virginias Heritage Music Trail 730pm at at Louisa Arts Center in the Cooke-Haley Theater. Featuring Five Mile Mountain Road a Franklin County VA-based old time bluegrass and classic country band with an emphasis on music for dancing and vocalist and multi-instrument performer Tyler Hughes from Big Stone Gap Virginia. 30 All Tickets at www.louisaarts.org May 26 Music Wine At Sundown Free concert on the Terrace at the Louisa Arts Center featuring Renee Ruth Band. 530p-730p. For info visit www.louisaarts. org Performance Calendar LAKE ANNA CARPET CLEANERGarland Ray Vietnam Veteran FREE ESTIMATES CHURCH SENIOR CITIZEN CHURCH DISCOUNTS Call 540.894.9200 for appointment today duties for 10 years. Tim Jarrell has been a great addition and has been with us four years. Five others including my two youngest sons work part-time and summers What would you like to say to your customers Thanks for your loyalty and patronage. There are also many other businesses that make HighPoint Marina the special property it is. Rob Boyer has owned and operated The Boat Shop for 20 years. A Supra and Moomba dealer for most of that time he and his staff handle the maintenance and repair of the majority of boats on the prop- erty. Dockside Realty owned and operated by Dave Moberly has also been located on the property for 20 years. They are the largest and most noted real- tors in the area. Chris McCotters Guide Service as well as Jim Hembys Striper Guide Service both use HighPoint as their headquar- ters. LKA Outfitters another busi- ness run by the McCotter family rents kayakspaddleboards and sells Lake Anna clothing and souvenirs from their shop for eight years. Bob Tolers Mobile Service has maintained a Mercury Outboard shop on the property for eight years. TowBoat US - Lake Anna run by Gary and Diane Jacobs have had their office and tow fleet on the property for seven years. And Barry Long of B-Blues award winning BBQ has his pit fired up most weekends during the summer. ShaneBakerphoto Manyofourcustomershavebeen hereformultipleyearsandwearelike familyandwehavewatchedtheirchil- drengrowupandinsomecaseshave childrenof theirown. -CarlosWoodOwnerofHighPointMarina LKA LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 20 did you knowLAKE ANNA HISTORY TRIVIA NEWS Since we last checked in with the Citi- zens for New Bridge Fire Rescue Sta- tion CNBFRS the group has continued to focus in two key areas 1 building com- munity support for the New Bridge Fire Rescue Station and 2 putting a proposal before Louisa County government for this facility. In pursuing these efforts a new third focus has evolved promoting the need for a county-wide Fire EMS Stra- tegic Plan. Weve made many presentations to or- ganizations businesses and HOAPOA groups that cover the need for a new fire and rescue station at the New Bridge area of Lake Anna CNBFRS organizer Ron Skinner told LT Our research of the facts data and prospective benefits has built a compelling case. According to Skinner getting the word out has resulted in 65 letters of support and endorsements including the Lake Anna Business Partnership representing over 100 member businesses the Lake Anna Civic Association representing 815 members 16 local business owners six HOAPOA Boards and many individual members of HOAPOAs and other citi- zens. Petition drives have so far gathered about 1700 citizen signatures from resi- dents property owners shoppers work- ers and visitors to Louisa County. HOAPOA presentations group events and petition drives are beginning again in earnest this spring as the weather warms and annual meetings are sched- uled. An online poll conducted by The Cen- tral Virginian came out 78 in favor of a municipal fire and rescue station at Lake Anna. CBS-TV19 News in Charlottes- ville did an investigative report that aired in February. Other recent endorsements of the need for a fire station at Lake Anna and the efforts of CNBFRS include letters from Mineral Volunteer Fire Department Louisa County Fire EMS Manage- ment Oversight Group the Lake Anna Advisory Committee and a Resolution of Support from the Louisa County Board of Supervisors BOS. Presentations to the Louisa County Planning Commission at their Capital Improvement Plan CIP work sessions Citizens For New Bridge Fire And Rescue Want To Know Plan For The Future BY C.C. MCCOTTER and meetings in December and January seemed to be making headway on get- ting a Project Proposal for New Bridge Fire Rescue Station to be included in the current CIP review process part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. Working with Louisa County Fire EMS Chief Keith Greene we anticipated that the New Bridge FRS proposal could be added to the Planning Commissions recommendation to the BOS Skinner recalled We had addressed an over- view of the needs GIS map and data analysis of the under-protected Lake Anna Growth Area benefits to Fire EMS County-wide population growth al- ready in-place and planned growth basis in the Countys Comprehensive Plan a written Project Request Form and Proj- ect Cost spreadsheet documenting the project description justification benefits probable impact if not completed site location and status resources available and required co-location potential with cooperating departments and gross es- timated line-item project costs before grants proffers donations and Federal State reimbursements. Three Louisa County government votes on New Bridge FRM Station were taken in February. All three votes came with- out the topic being on a meeting agenda without being advertised in a public no- tice without holding a public hearing and without CNBFRS making a traditional full proposal presentation. On February 11 the Planning Commis- sion effectively voted 6-0 to sidestep New Bridge on their CIP recommendation to BOS based on an unexpected closed session decision. Members of Citizens for New Bridge Fire Rescue were al- lowed to speak only during a public com- ment period in three-minute slots. Then on February 16 at the BOS meeting citizen representatives again discussed the CIP for New Bridge FM Station during the public comment period in three-minute slots. Unexpectedly thanks to Willie Gentry Cuckoo District supervisor the BOS agreed to amend the meeting agenda and he later motioned to include New Bridge on the CIP seconded by Stepha- nie Koren Mineral District supervisor Skinner explained. 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Lake Anna Realty Can Help With All Your Lake Anna Real Estate Needs 540.894.8888 www.lakeannarealty.com lakeannalakeannarealty.com Sales Vacation Rentals Located across from New Bridge Landing Shopping Center 1425 New Bridge Rd. Mineral VA 23117 A powerful wave has been building for a year now that could be cresting soon and changing the way folks enjoy Lake Anna. A movement to bring Louisa Countys shoreline No Wake ordinance into congruency with Spotsylvanias that has been dubbed the Anti-Wake Surfing Law by some since it would prohibit towing anything within 200 of the shoreline has been approved by the Lake Anna Advisory Com- mittee and sent to the Louisa County Board of Supervisors for review. Jean McCormick Chair of the LAAC Safety Commit- tee and member of the Wake surfing Subcommittee co- authored the resolution for the ordinance after much research that began in 2015. Currently both Louisa and Spotsylvania already have ordinances that define dis- tance from shore for motor- boats specific to Towing skis or surfboard near shoreline of Lake Anna Spotsylvania- Sec.14-12. And Operating boat or manipulating water skis etc. in a reckless man- ner. Louisa Sec.82-26 Code 1971. However these ordinances are inconsistent in content distance from shore and de- gree of penalties for violations making law enforcement very difficult on Lake Anna Mc- Cormick wrote in her presen- tation paper to LAAC. The Lake Anna resident and member of the Lake Anna Coast Guard Auxiliary notes innovative designs greater horsepower and unique en- gineering to increase boat performance and operation particularly in the sport of wake surfing demand that our elected representatives address and mitigate safety concerns that have arisen as a result of these developments. Reports of small boats and paddle sports enthusiasts be- ing swamped and overturning waves crashing over occupied docks rip rap being washed back into the water at an ac- celerated rate and sea walls being damaged have become increasingly common com- plaints among Lake Anna resi- dents since the advent of the modern wake boat. Virginia law states that it is unlawful to operate any mo- torboat greater than no wake speed when 50 feet or less from docks piers boathouses boat ramps and people in the water. This distance of 50 feet in Mc- Cormicks and others minds is not adequate to provide a safe boating environment for all of Lake Annas users. In fact the LAAC Wake surf- ing Subcommittees research showed that it takes 200 feet for a 2-3 foot wave to dissipate before damaging the shore- line. McCormicks solution is sim- ple create a larger distance from the shore that towing is continued on page 26 Wake surfing is a popular activity on Lake Anna. Participants surf behind a specialized large wake-producting tow boat often without tether performing tricks to the delight of riders. Lake Anna Business Partnership LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 22 eatdrinkRESTAURANTS AND MORE After a lengthy permitting process the expansion of Anna Cabana began in January. The off season was the perfect time to add over 600 sq. ft. of indoor dining space to one of the lakes original restaurants and that is exactly what owner Chris Pugh did with the help of Southern Image Design Build- ers. The new section of this popu- lar waterfront eatery at the mouth of Sturgeon Creek will feature tables a bar and those stunning sunset views the Ca- bana is known for. The main thing we will be pushing with the new space is a music-themed waterfront brunch on the weekend morn- ings year round Pugh told LT. Outdoor Waterside Dining Dock Access For Boaters Open 7 Days AWeekYear Round 200 BoardwalkWay MineralVA 23117 timslakeanna.com 540.894.5011 HOT CRABS Want to advertise in Lake Anna Life Times Email lkalifeearthlink.net for information. WATERFRONT DINING AMAZING SUNSETS 540 895.4022 theannacabana.net Anna Cabana To Reopen In May Lake Anna Winery Hosting Plenty Of Concert Events This Season This lake area event venue hosts many popular annual music festivals during the warmer months - May through October drawing thousands of attendees. Each year the Lake Anna Winery offers attendees a wide vareity of tunes tastings and foods. This season at the winery will officially kick off with Memorial Day Into Night on May 28. Co-owner Jeff Heidig says Come by and enjoy music outside under the lights fea- turing Reunion local artists specializing in rock and roll groove and soul. Food truck specialists Slideways will be on site when you get hungry. Next up is Here Comes Sum- mer in the Vineyard June 18 where attendees will welcome the summer and dance into the night. Richmond sensations Spectrum will play. Food is provided by locals Sharon and Greg of Billikens BBQ Co. The Country Americana Festival will be held July 2nd 100 till fireworks. Two differ- ent bands perform on stage throughout the day with great food from Gregorys Grill and some craft vendors as well. For tickets and the more info visit www.lakeannawinery.com The new look to Anna Cabana will greet visitors this year. Tavern On The Rail 540.872.RAIL Join Us For Fine Food Atmosphere More. Brunch 11-230 Dinner 5-9 Th-Fr-Sat Menu at tavernontherail.weebly.com Reservations Recommended 81 Tavern Rd Mineral VA Winner of LABPs 2015 Best Fine Dining Restaurant Award Mothers Day and Fathers Day Specials Reserve Your Fathers Day Table Now CJs Steak Ale 540.895.5055 5152 Courthouse Rd. Rt. 208 Spotsylvania Across From Sturgeon Creek Marina Restaurant Sports Bar Ethan Seltzer photo Breakfast Lunch Dinner New Indoor Dining Room The new area will hold a portable bar and we will have a private diningparty room on the second level of the addi- tion. Also this summer we will be continually adding to the ac- tivities in the yard including a football target toss and a golf putting challenge. Fresh American Cuisine And Daily Specials Waterfront Dining On The Lake Pamunkey Branch 6320 Belmont Rd. Mineral VA 23117 540.854.7000 PIZZA - SUBS BEER WINE BAIT LAUNCH RAMP FUEL ON OFF THE WATER BOAT SLIPS NEW LKA LKA Lake Anna Business Partnership LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 23 eatdrinkDINING GUIDE The Cove At Lake Anna 200 Lake Front Drive Suite 101 Mineral VA 23117 Lake Anna 208 Bridge 540-895-5285 Billikensbbqgmail.com billikensbbqcompany.netmenu BBQ Pulled Pork BBQ Pulled Chicken BBQ Beef Brisket BBQ Spare Ribs BBQ Ham Steaks BBQ Smoked Sausage B r e a k f a s t L u n c h D i n n e r ATM - Exxon Fuel Beer - Wine Minnows - Coffee Fishing Supplies Newpapers 540.872.3275Call Ahead Orders Welcome LKA Wear 5224 Kentucky Springs Rd Bumpass VA 23024 NEWFOR2015 540.894.4440 Hours Monday 11a - 930p Tuesday Closed Wednesday - Thursday 11a - 930p Friday - Saturday 11a - 1030p Sunday 12p - 9p menu vitosonthelake.com VITOS EXPRESS NOWOPENATTHE BOARDWALKATLAKEANNA Burgers - Sandwiches Pizza - Pasta Calzone - Stromboli This winter Barney and Susie Squier have been busy. They are the new operators of The Cove At Lake Anna restaurant and bar as well as Pirates Cove Lakefront Bar and Grill and the adjoining Hunters Landing At The Cove marina and conve- nience store. All of these are located on the water just above Dillards Bridge the only commercial operation on the Pamunkey Branch of the lake. This location has served the community well as a boat launch watering hole restau- rant gas station and conve- nience store for many years. The Squiers have been full time LKAers since 1999 since moving from Falls Church. They have four children and plan to include them in the operation of the busi- nesses. We wanted to provide a place for the local community to enjoy good food service and atmo- sphere... Our goal is to build the downstairs bar to keep it open all year long. The locals deserve the same service and fun all year long... not just in the summer Susie told LT recently. Unique features of the new res- taurant include a pirate-themed outdoor bar and grill with misters for cooling off after a boat cruise and boat-in dockage. The res- taurant menu will feature Ameri- can favorites. The convenience store has pizza subs beer wine snacks and soda. For more information and up- dates visit www.thecovelka.com The Squier family have been working non-stop to open their marina store and restaurant this season. BLStore Tims Welcoming Residents And Visitors With Events And Specials In Other Tasty News... BL Country Store Down Lakes Headquarters For Fun Fuel Food Snacks Beer Minnows - Licenses 540.872.3844 1205 Fredericks Hall Rd. Bumpass Dealer For Apparel Minutes FromThe Lake Area restaurantuers continue to update tweak and change their products. The last thing you want as a restaurant own- er is for things to get dull Vitos At The Lake at Lake Anna Plaza is coming up on their one-year anniversary and they have a new loca- tion called Vitos Express at The Boardwalk At Lake Anna. This Vitos will take the place of Fuzzys under Tims and offer visitors pizza subs gelato ice cream beer wine and other convenience items. You can arrive by car or by boat with free dockage available. Melody and Keith Bowers at Tavern On The Rail invite LKAers to join them for brunch from 11a-230 pm on Satur- days this season. Tavern is open 5p-9p Thurs. Fri. and Saturdays as well for dinner in the upstairs dining room and the pub downstairs. Billikens BBQ Company now in its second year at Lake Anna Plaza is ready for the of- ficial start of the BBQ season at the lake with a huge load of grape vines for the smok- er. Pit Boss Greg Shalawylo told LT he normally employs red oak and hickory to gener- ate the smoke that flavors his meats but loves to use locally produced grape vines to add a touch of sweetness when possible. Remember Billikens BBQ Co. also caters so you can have your lake party meal taken care of with one phone call CJs Steak Ale located across from Sturgeon Creek Marina on Rt. 208 has their rather famous daily happy hour Tuesday through Saturday on draft and selected bottle beer. Tuesday is Taco Tuesday - ta- cos burritos and taco salad. Wednesday is burger special day. Thursday is all you can eat spaghetti with meat sauce garllic bread and salad. Friday is the steamed shrimp special. 12 oz. and 16 oz. ribeyes are one the menu for Saturday. Sunday is the four-piece fried chicken dinner with two sides. Lake Annas largest eatery likes to set the standard when it comes to food and fun. Tims At Lake Anna at The Boardwalk On Lake Anna has a busy season planned that will keep the good times rolling for residents and visitors. Fathers Day specials are availin June. From June 17-19 Tims will have a Fathers Day Weekend Giveaway all dads that dine are entered to win a special gift. Specials include shrimp cock- tail Gumbo broiled salmon a steamer tray of snow crab legs spiced shrimp and hushpuppies and a balsamic glazed spinach salad topped with dads choice of lump crab meat broiled rock- fish blackened tuna shrimp or chicken. Memorial Day weekend at Tims will feaure their annual Pig Roast. The annual and very popular Jet Ski Poker Run will be held July 23. Visit www.timslakeanna.com for more information on Fathers Day specials. LKA LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 24 lake lifeCALENDAR OF EVENTS Every Monday Evening Open Mic Night from 7 to 930 pm at Tims On Lake Anna. Please call 540.894.5001. May 7-8 14-15 21-22 28-29 June 4-5 Virginia Renaissance Faire at Lake Anna WineryJoin in the revelry as the 16th century town of Staffordshire Eng- land celebrates the arrive of Queen Elizabeth and her court. Family interactive en- tertainment. 10a-5p dailly. www.lakeannawinery.com. May 12 Music Wine At Sundown Free concert on the Terrace at the Louisa Arts Center featuring Red Light Rodeo. 530p-730p. For info visit www.louisaarts. org May 21 National Kids To Parks Day at Lake Anna State Park from noon until 4 pm. Look for a park rangers stationed by a special event location on the lakefront. Pet a skunk or a snake You never know what the rang- ers will have with them for you to explore so be sure to stop by. Event is free. Park admission fees apply. For more information call the state park at 540.854.5503. May 26 Music Wine At Sundown Free concert on the Terrace at the Louisa Arts Center featuring Renee Ruth Band. 530p-730p. For info visit www.louisaarts.org May 27-30 Memorial Day Pig Roast at Tims at Lake Anna. timslakeanna.com May 28 Show Your Colors Lake Anna Kayak Club Paddle. Join your fellow paddles and remember Me- morial Day by flying the flag. Meet at Lake Anna Outfit- ters at 8 am and paddle to Anna Cabana for breakfast. For membership info email lkalifeearthlink.net May 28 Memorial Day Into Night at at Lake Anna Win- ery 6p-10p. Kick off the lake season with Reunion local rock and roll groove and soul band. 15 fee includes souvenir glass. www.lakean- nawinery.com. June 4 Demo Day at Lake Anna Outfitters. 1pm-4pm. Try before you buy paddle kayaks and paddleboards at High Point Mari- na.540.895.3540 June 4 National Trails Day at Lake Anna State Park 630 pm. For more informa- tion call the state park at 540.854.5503. Park admis- sion fees apply. June 4 Lake Anna Sunset Concert from 530 to 9 pm at Anna Point Marinas Event Pavilion featuring Live Bait and a beach party theme. Enjoy live music craft beer Lake Anna Win- ery wine B Blues BBQ and that famous sunset. Free admission. June 6 Young Life Loiusa Golf Tournament at Spring Creek Golf Club 11am. Dinner with silent and live auctions afterward at Tavern on the Green. www.louisa- county.younglife.org June 11 National Get Out- doors Day at Lake Anna State Park 9 am. Paddle Ware Creek and March on the Meadow. For more infor- mation call the state park at 540.854.5503. Park admis- sion fees apply. June 12 Burgers Shines at Gilboa Christian Church 130p-430p. Grilled burg- ers and shoe shines plus a tug-o-war tournament. Bring your six strongest men and children. www.gilboachurch. com June 18 Here Comes The Summer In The Vineyard at Lake Anna Winery 6p- 10p. Welcome summer with Spectrum. 15 fee includes souvenir glass. www.lakean- nawinery.com. July 2 Country Americana Festival at Lake Anna Winery 1p till fireworks. Two bands perform throughout the day Long Shot with Dana Southern and Red Rooster. www.lakeannawin- ery.com July 9 Lake Anna Sunset Concert from 530 to 9 pm at Anna Point Marinas Event Pavilion featuring The Jammers and a Patriot Party theme. Enjoy live music craft beer Lake Anna Win- Our Lake Life calendar is open to advertisers and non-profit organizations. Submit your event at lkalifeearthlink.net SD Communications Authorized DealerRetailer 540.223.7533 Sal.Ciotolaexede.net Call Us Today For LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 25 lake lifeCALENDAR OF EVENTS ery wine food vendor and that famous sunset. Free admission. July 15 Lake Anna Kayak Club Pirate Advenure Paddle. Arrggh Its time to muster your crew and advance to Pirates Cove for grub and grog. For mem- bership info email lkalife earthlink.net July 23 Jet Ski Poker Run at Tims at Lake Anna. timslakeanna.com May 27-30 Memorial Day Pig Roast at Tims at Lake Anna. timslakeanna.com August 6 Caribbean Beach Party 5p-10p featuring Sam O and five other wineries. www.lakeannawinery.com. August 13 Lake Anna Sun- set Concert from 530 to 9 pm at Anna Point Marinas Event Pavilion featuring Southern Velocity and a Pirate Party theme. Enjoy live music craft beer Lake Anna Winery wine food ven- dor and that famous sunset. Free admission. September 3 End of Sum- mer Jam at Lake Anna Winery featuring Spectrum. 6p-10pm. 15 fee includes sourvenir glass. www. lakeannawinery.com. September 4 Lake Anna Sunset Concert from 530 to 9 pm at Anna Point Ma- rinas Event Pavilion featur- ing Burnt Orange. Enjoy live music craft beer Lake Anna Winery wine food vendor and that famous sunset. Free admission. September 10 Lake Anna Grapes Grains Fes- tival from Noon to 6 pm at the Christopher Run Campground Event Park. Craft beer and local wine food and gift vendors. Live music. www.lakeannagrape- sandgrainsfestival.com Are You Getting The Best Deal On Storage We Take Care Of Your Home When Youre Not Home 434.960.6980 lakeannacaretakers.com SAT. JUNE 4 IS DEMO DAY at LKA Outfitters Try before you buy Kayaks paddleboards 1 pm - 4 pm High Point Marina Pre Post Weather Event Checks Monthly Maintenance Concierge Services Project Overseer Pest Checks LakeAnnaLifeTimesSpring2016 26 disallowed. The Subcommittee recommends that in order to facilitate law enforcement by pro- viding a consistent distance from shore in Spotsylvania and Louisa Counties the following be adopted through the VDGIF regulatory process No person shall operate any motorboat or vessel towing an individuals on skis tubes or any similar device surfboard or any similar device including wakeboard- ing wake skating and wake surfing within 200 feet or less of the shoreline docks piers and boathouses. This resolution was approved unani- mously by LAAC at their March meeting and forwarded to the LCBS for consider- ation. Unless the VDGIF receives support for the resolution it cannot begin the regu- lation amendment process. If a regulation amendment is not approved the 50 No Wake setback will continue to be the rule on the lake as both Louisa and Spotsylva- nia law enforcement have indicated they would be hesitant to try and enforce a County ordinance over a state regulation. The LAAC is an advisory committee consisting of Supervisors from Orange Spotsylvania and Louisa Counties as well as Supervisor-appointed citizen represen- tatives. LAAC meets every two months to dis- cuss issues affecting the lake community and is made up of Supervisors from Or- ange Louisa and Spotsylvania Counties and appointed citizen representatives. The issue of wakeboat waves affecting the health and safety of lake users and citizens is to be decided at a county and state level. The proposed ordinance has created division among lake folk predict- ably the wake sport community is against it. Many homeowners and non-wake sport lake users are for it. The Wakesurfing Subcommittee did meet with some wake sport representatives during the process to discuss the issues and no agreements were reached. The final resolution submitted to the LCBS reads NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED on this the X day of 2016 that the Louisa Board of Supervisors agrees that in order to support law en- forcement on Lake Anna and to promote safety on the water it supports a consis- tent requirement that no person shall op- erate any motorboat or vessel towing an individuals on skis tubes or any similar device on surfboard or any similar device including wakeboarding wake skating and wake surfing within 200 feet or less of the shoreline docks piers and boathouses and agrees to support any application to Virginia Department of Game and inland Fisheries that may be required for imple- mentation on Lake Anna. the BOS ultimately voted 3-4 against add- ing New Bridge to CIP recommendations for the BOS upcoming FY2017 budget deliberations. But then BOS next voted 7-0 in favor of a Resolution of Support for New Bridge and instructed the County Administrator to form a Fire EMS Stra- tegic Plan Work Group. None of this was advertised by notice published on an agenda opened for a public hearing or ever presented in full to facilitate an in- formed vote. At the BOS meeting on April 18 Supervi- sors Koren and Gentry again attempted to have the New Bridge Fire Rescue Sta- tion added to the FY2017 CIP but their motion failed by a 2-5 vote. Although we were unable to move the proposal forward for the 2017 budget pro- cess we did achieve recognition of the need some discussion of issues and valuable support. Now we are working on a path to move New Bridge Fire Rescue forward for approval in next years budget process noted Skinner. The Tara Woods area lake resident told LT the group also learned that the largest obstacle ahead may be the lack of a County-wide Strategic Plan for Fire EMS. As a result there has been in- adequate forward planning for capital improvements in the CIP. This situation stems from the historical development of fire rescue and emergency services as community efforts undertaken by involved citizens establishing and operating the facilities equipment and staffing them- selves. According to Skinner In this view re- sponsibility for providing fire and rescue rests with small dedicated groups within each community and not as a primary serve and protect function of govern- ment. We need a Strategic Plan for Fire EMS in Louisa County. It needs to ad- dress responsibility growth funding implementation municipal and volunteer location and a host of related issues Skinner urges. The goals of the CNBFRS are 1 to generate community and business sup- port for establishing a new municipal fire and rescue station to be located on New Bridge Road in the Lake Anna Designated Growth Area of Louisa County which is currently under-protected and 2 to pro- mote the proposition that Louisa County Government should develop adopt and implement a county-wide Fire EMS Strategic Plan and has the responsibility to provide necessary fair and equitable fire protection emergency medical and rescue services to all citizens of Louisa County and the public at-large within Lou- isa County borders. 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