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With Big Canoe continuing to open up to kids, grandkids and all sorts of visitors, questions about the Fourth of July keep arising. 

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On numerous occasions over the years, members of the Big Canoe Trails Committee have routinely turned down social invitations because they hadn’t yet finished cutting up a fallen tree or rebuilding a trail damaged by a storm. The group’s default is often to pass up the fun in order to finish…

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With the post-pandemic re-opening of Big Canoe, many are looking to get back into the swing of things as many in-person services and classes have returned to the Wellness Center. Just don’t expect a sleepy summer this year.

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The POA and the Lakes and Marina Committee have worked over the years to create rules so Lake Petit can be enjoyed by guests and property owners, including those living on the lakefront.

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John Feight is one of the capos, if you will, of perhaps Big Canoe’s most dedicated bocce posse: The Bocce Boys. So enamored with the sport, they refer to bocce play as La Dolce Vita—Italian for “the sweet life.” (Also the name of an insane Fellini movie with Anita Ekberg, but we digress.)

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Ray Prescott and his wife Louise have been married for 40 years and have lived in Big Canoe for 20. Ray grew up in Anniston, Alabama; attended Auburn University; and was a proud member of the Marine Corps. His occupation for 40 years was an accountant. Ray now works in the Wellness Center an…

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It's been a great year so far, and hiking is as popular as ever here in Big Canoe. The Trails Committee continues to check out and maintain the trails so they are usable and safe. Thanks to those who provide feedback on issues that may not have been discovered yet.

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Do you prefer to authorize your guest for entry by calling Big Canoe Dispatch, 706-268-3376? If so, have you specified on your property a verbal confirmation code used to verify your identity when calling on the telephone?

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As life in Big Canoe is finally starting to get back to some kind of normal, more people have returned to inviting friends to their homes. If you happen to be one of those people, don’t have those friends over if you can’t show off your spectacular view. After all, Big Canoe has some gorgeou…

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It is great to see so many new residents within the gates of Big Canoe. Many of these residents did not have the benefit of attending a new homeowner orientation meeting since these were cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, many people are unaware of all of the gr…

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Did you know you can reserve online any type of watercraft rented by the Marina? This includes the pontoon boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs).

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George E. Perry III’s military tribute banner flying on Lake Petit Dam might not seem especially different from the others lining the road from July 2 through July 11. It’s red, white and blue. Seven white stars run vertically along each side of the 18 x 36-inch piece of vinyl-based fabric, …

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A serious golfing pedigree is an obvious prerequisite for any new golf professional, but what about someone who has 1) governed a municipality; 2) mentored and instructed groups to unify as a successful team; and 3) deeply appreciates throwing a knuckleball vs. a fastball?

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