Learn to Scrapbook at Westlake Library

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

Join Marsha Melkonian as she introduces scrapbooking and card making for all levels. She will present card design including selection of colors, papers, and embellishment. Complete cards on-site with supplied paper, stickers, adhesives and pens. Materials cost depends on number of cards created. All welcome. RSVP to Marsha at (540) 270-5434 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


When: Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 PM

Where: Westlake Branch Library; Franklin County Public Library

Cost: Materials Cost

Contact: (540) 483-3098 opt. 2



Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Tour Returns to Smith Mountain Lake

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

big-bass-tour-logo-whiteWeight in Site: 

 Crazy Horse Marina 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121


Friday April 22nd 3- 6 pm Crazy Horse Marina 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121

If you have previously registered/paid online then you have an official entry into the tournament and are NOT required to attend any registration/meeting on Friday. Friday's registration is ONLY for anglers who have not already entered/paid for the tournament. *If you qualified to receive an early online entry rod (see below).

Start Time:  

Due to the varying times of year that we host our tournaments, we will notify everyone of the start time on the Friday before the tournament.  We will notify you via text message and/or email.  Start time (first cast) for each tournament will be safe light and set by the tournament director.  You may launch and be on the water but you may not begin fishing until we notify you of first cast.  Please do not call our offices related to start time. 

Weigh in Times: 

8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.

$33,175.00 Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize (Pictured Below): 

2016 Nitro Z18 with a Mecury 150HP ProXS motor. 

Z18 Giveaway 1

$42,350.00 Guaranteed Total Hourly Paybacks: 

1st $1000  2nd $500  3rd $300 4th $250  5th $225  6th $200  7th $175  8th $150  9th $125  10th $100

$21,998.00 in Prizes: Free SHIMANO Compre 7'2" Worm Rod (Retail Value $109.99) to the first 200 two day online entrants.  

Early entry promo rods may be picked up at Friday's registration site or after 3pm each day of the tournament.  Please do not call our offices related to early entry rods.  There is a rod counter at the top of each event page.  Rods are gone when counter shows zero.  We will post the date the counter goes to zero on the site. *Your co-angler may pick up your rod for you if you're unable to be present.  Rods were gone as of December 23rd

*The guaranteed grand prize for the 2016 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Tour events will be a fully rigged Nitro Z18 boat, motor and trailer package with a total retail value of $33,175.00 including dealer prep and freight. *Options may vary per boat depending on availability. New for 2016, the grand prize winner will have the option to select an alternate boat, motor and trailer package from the Tahoe, Sun Tracker, or Tracker boats within the Tracker Marine Group portfolio of brands.  The model and options selected must be of equal or lesser value than the guaranteed grand prize total of $33,175.00.  If the grand prize winner selects a boat of lesser value they will forfeit the difference in total retail value including dealer prep and freight and not be entitled to additional compensation.