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It started simply enough; my youngest granddaughter and I assembled a Kiwi Crate during the winter holidays. These boxes, available at www.kiwico.com, contain carefully chosen project pieces accompanied by easy-to-understand directions that explain a scientific concept.

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Last month I shared recent evidence that for “healthy” adults taking a baby aspirin daily may not be so healthy. In other words, the benefit of preventing a heart attack or stroke may not be greater than the risk of a gastrointestinal bleed. Lifestyle changes such as diet, watching our weigh…

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Did you ever wonder what there is to celebrate after the festivities of December and New Year’s? The month of January has always seemed like a perfect opportunity to sleep for a month. The weather is usually treacherous, sunlight seems to have gone south for the winter and the chores I put o…

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Ridgerunners, the largest and oldest women’s social group in Big Canoe, continues its focus on diverse and interactive events as it moves into 2022. Kicking the year off with a membership survey, the group revamped its many activities, completed a new website and added more member interactio…

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Let me begin with the challenges confronting the global wine industry going into 2022. The global supply chain impacts all industries using “just in time” replenishment with a significant impact on the wine profession. In the past, an order for glass bottles, labels, corks and cardboard boxe…

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I am frequently asked why I travel and why I enjoy going with other Big Canoe Travel Club members. The best answer lies in this description of a November trip with 30 members of the club, under the leadership of Mike Ziegenbalg of Dream Vacations, to the desert land of ancient Egyptian civil…

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One of football’s most enduring rivalries will be played when Army meets Navy, Dec. 11. This year marks the 122nd game, with Navy holding the edge—61-53-7. To honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, it will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, a short distance from the si…

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Though few ladies would care to admit it, lurking in their closets is a gaudy, overly bright holiday sweater from the 1980s festooned with elves, stuffed Santa heads or puffy ribboned snowmen. Now is your chance to dig in your closet, get your holiday sass on and join a parade of fun, like-m…

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     Mike Ziegenbalg of Dream Vacations announced Viking River and Ocean Cruises will kick off the 2022 Big Canoe Travel Club year, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m., at The Clubhouse At Lake Sconti’s Mountains Grill. Viking will co-sponsor the Travel Club in 2022, and, at every meeting attended, T…

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Your access to beautiful and original holiday gifts is as close as the Big Canoe Wellness Center. There are no shortages, no supply chain issues and no mis-delivered packages when you purchase a painting from a Big Canoe artist. Just visit the center, take your selection from the wall to the…

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It’s been a busy and exciting year for photographers in Big Canoe. There are always interesting things to take pictures of, but, when opportunity presents itself, a photographer must call upon their skill and creativity to come away with a lasting memory of what they saw. A great shot, most …

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The November Pine Needle Quilters meeting was an evening affair, which started with a time of remembrance for our dear friend and fellow quilter Sue Leonard. Along with a display of Sue’s quilts and clothing items she had made, several members shared memories of her friendship with them. Bar…

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After the longest night, tomorrow we sing up the dawn. There is a rejoicing that, even in the darkest time, the sun is not vanquished. As of tomorrow, the days begin to get longer as the light of day grows. While the gentle winter sun slowly opens its eyes, let us all bring more light and co…

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