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If you’re someone who has a tendency to confuse being retired with being retiring, this message may be for you.

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The first lines of  E.E. Cummings’ famous poem invite us to embrace a season that is “mud-luscious” and “puddle-wonderful.”

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Indian Rocks Park is one of the oldest parks in Big Canoe. It was built to showcase the mysterious Indian Mounds found in this park and protect their archaeological value. The park is not big, but it’s beautiful, in a rugged kind of way.

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Did you know there is a tiny neighborhood within Big Canoe called Buckskull Hollow? This neighborhood is nestled at the base of the Treetopper neighborhood and across the road from the Playfield. Buckskull was platted in 1979 with 39 homesites. There are currently 32 houses in the neighborhood. 

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For many, just the word “snake” brings an immediate feeling of fear. Snakes, however, play an important role in our ecosystem, and most species in our area are non-venomous. Most varieties are harmless, providing great small-critter control as they feed on mice, rats or other small creatures…

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At the request of the Big Canoe POA Board of Directors, the Architectural and Environmental Control Committee (AECC) was asked to review again the suitability of standing seam metal panel roofing as primary roofing on residential structures throughout Big Canoe.

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During certain times of the year, forestry professionals and often landowners of large properties will perform a scheduled controlled burn of land to reduce the combustible materials on the forest floor.

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When you were a kid, was your school spring holiday called Clean-up Week? In Chicago, it was, no fun Spring Break for Cook County students. Spring cleaning was top on the to-do list as moms commandeered their army of offspring to clean corners, scour screens and wash every floorboard.

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Rain, rain, go away! That was the cry at Public Works as the team headed by Scottie Patterson watched its plans for installing new trash facility gates wash away. But, the sun always peeps out another day, so finishing the job will happen. The facility will be closed for dumping while the gu…

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Why is Big Canoe such a wonderful place to live? Is it the fresh air, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, wonderful joys of nature or something else? What is it? Leadership Big Canoe (LBC) learned Big Canoe is and remains a special place because of the vision of original developer Tom Cousins an…

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If you overlooked World Sleep Day on March 19 you can be forgiven. My calendar, which populates with such widely recognized holidays as World Braille Day, totally disregarded World Sleep Day. The day’s “global call to action” encourages us to, you guessed it, get more sleep. Just in case you…

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Roger Klask, a former general manager of Big Canoe, loved to share his favorite description of how people should feel when they enter this place. To paraphrase, Roger said when folks come through our gates, their first reaction should not be an excited “Wow!” Instead, it should be a relaxing…

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