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As we leave winter behind and move into spring, it’s time for boat owners to start thinking about checking their craft and sprucing it up as necessary. Every spring, the Big Canoe Marina Manager and the Chair of the Lakes & Marina Committee inspect each boat moored at the Marina slips. 

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Tina Moran, a veteran of the Wellness Center for over 20 years, and Shannon Kemp are ready, safe and armed with a smile to greet each day’s exercisers. In today’s masked world, it’s imperative one learns to smile with her eyes. 

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The luck of the Irish be with ye on the day we celebrate St. Pat. If we can’t raise golden glasses elbow-to-elbow, maybe leaping leprechauns will toss gold coins our way. Ye never know.

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No need to carry a brown paper bag with your favorite fruit of the vine secreted inside. Yes, you can bring your own personal bottle of wine, or two, to enjoy at the clubhouse, but it must be a wine that is not available on the published clubhouse wine menu.

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Taking a stroll on Big Canoe’s beautiful golf courses has been an enjoyable activity for many as COVID-19 took hold. Whether social distancing with a friend or walking alone, the rolling courses are a delight to explore.

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     The year 2020 was definitely a different time for Public Safety and most of the world. With the arrival of the first reported cases of the SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 virus in the region, the Public Safety team and POA senior management researched to make appropriate changes to safety protocols.

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     The Public Safety gate staff has not been immune to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several gate attendants succumbed to the virus while others had to be tested and quarantined. Consequently, there is a delay in manning (24/7) the North Gate until adequate personnel have been hired and properly …

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COVID-19 constraints may have kept folks from participating in many activities they once enjoyed, but hiking wasn’t one of them. There’s been a boom in folks getting out and wandering Big Canoe’s trails. That's a good thing and, hopefully, hikers, strollers and wanderers will continue to com…

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Gene Pennington is looking for tropical fish lovers, particularly those who have an attraction for saltwater reef aquariums. Gene started this hobby in 1996 after serving five years in the Air Force. He had no idea what reef aquariums were but, as a military guy, simply soldiered on. After a…

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Where do you start to tell the fish tale of the Big Canoe Marina at Lake Petit? Like so many things in Big Canoe, it has evolved. The Marina today has 112 slips for privately owned boats, nine rental pontoon boats and 206 racks for property owners to store canoes and kayaks, primarily at the…

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The Big Canoe Marina is excited about the new additions to our watercraft line-up. We are adding five Slayer Propel 10 kayaks made by Native Watercraft and four Perception Outlaw 10.5 hybrid kayaks.

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Early every January, the Architectural Environmental Control Department (AECD) inspects the entire Big Canoe property to make sure all holiday decorations have been removed in a timely manner. The review was completed on Jan.14. A summary of violations was recorded and property owners were n…

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If you recall the soothsayer’s warning from Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” you know the fortuneteller was alerting Caesar to the assassination plot being hatched by Rome’s senators, including Caesar’s trusted friend Brutus.

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If you’ve ever tried to conquer one of our mountain roads during a winter weather event—that would be snow and ice, it’s tough going until Big Canoe’s Public Works Department coats the steep and winding roads with brine.

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Lincoln Hett came to Big Canoe as a career firefighter on Feb. 7, 2006. Lincoln is a Navy veteran first assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-60 and then the USS Ortolan ASR-22, a submarine rescue vessel.

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Leadership Big Canoe was treated to several speakers who gave information about all there is to do in Big Canoe, including all there is to know about trash.

2020 editions of Inside the Gates