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There’s something about a girls’ trip that works. That could be why they’ve stood the test of time. A vacation with good friends is like a tonic for the soul.

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The Big Canoe Chapel Men’s Fellowship thanks September’s guest speaker, Coach Bill Curry, and the attendees of our 2022 Breakfast Series. We hope you left inspired by the coach’s message and our time together.  

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“There is hope … There is help … It starts here.” Founded in 1999, Timothy House’s mission is the healing and restoration of men in our community who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Timothy House feeds, teaches and provides for its residents on a daily basis, currently housing 49 men i…

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Fall is just around the corner and bringing with it visions of pumpkins, scarecrows, Halloween costumes and Octoberfest. But wait; you will also see Christmas Shoe Box stands strategically placed around Big Canoe.

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In September, in honor of Big Canoe’s 50th anniversary, Ridgerunners hosted the community’s first wine festival. More than 300 people attended the event, which featured wine tastings with paired appetizers. Live music was provided by the Pioneer Chicken Stand Band, as well as guitar stylings…

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The Pine Needle Quilt Guild started September with its monthly meeting; we were honored to have quilting legend Marti Michell as our speaker. It was no surprise she was inducted into the Quilter’s Hall of Fame last year. She has taught so many beginning quilters with her videos, and this was…

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Andrew Crane is leading the Big Canoe Photography Club this year, and the busy calendar of activities has emphasized education. The monthly meetings have brought members informative keynote speakers, while also squeezing in a few outings for group shoots. There are numerous opportunities for…

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The 50th Anniversary of Big Canoe will be celebrated in style with a joint exhibition of Big Canoe's Artists and Photography clubs, titled “The Beauty of Big Canoe.” Artists and photographers will share their talents and vision the weekend of Oct. 28-30 at the Beach Club.

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In the U.S. today, there are 37 million patients with diabetes mellitus—and 7 million more who do not know they have it! Uncontrolled blood sugar increases the risk of heart attacks, stroke and a host of organ complications. Recently, there have been major advances in medication therapies fo…

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Leaves crunched like broken glass under her feet. Trees were weary, their bark wrinkled and dry like the furrowed brow of an old soul trying to hang on. Wind blowing through dusty rows of parched cotton plants tore at their leaves. It wasn’t a good year for cotton. Nature whispered in the wi…

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The 2024 presidential election is coming into view, with candidate announcements expected early in 2023 or sooner. It’s a good time to ask: Based on our history of 46 presidents, what is the most likely office or position from which to attain the presidency?

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The distinguishing requirement for a group iMessage is every member needs an Apple device. On an iPhone, sent messages show up in blue bubbles, while received messages are gray. Messages are end-to-end encrypted and don't use cell data if you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, which means peop…

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Barbera—a delightful, easy-drinking red wine—may not have made your wine bucket list or yet been enjoyed by many. Over the past hundred or more years, Barbera has spread worldwide with extensive growth in Australia, Argentina and the United Sates, particularly California, Oregon, Washington,…

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In July, I was one of many—including President Biden—attending the Opening Ceremony in Jerusalem of the 21st Maccabiah, a quadrennial international gathering of Jewish athletes who compete across a broad menu of events. As I applauded each country’s entry through the stadium’s brightly lit a…

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Lit Lunch will meet at the Village Station, Friday, Sept. 2, noon, to discuss John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.” Considered one of his best short stories and one of his favorites, “The Swimmer” has been widely analyzed by scholars. The protagonist is an upper-class suburbanite who swims home via …

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The Big Canoe Chapel Men’s Fellowship thanks the sponsors and players who supported our annual charity golf tournament this year. This is our sole fundraising event. Your generosity is much appreciated. Also, we hope you enjoyed some great food from our grilling team at this year’s Festival …

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One of the pleasures of writing for Smoke Signals is getting to choose the striking photographs taken by Big Canoe photographers that accompany each month’s stories. Covering the popular topic of photography usually takes two articles. Surveying the amazing artistic endeavors of some of the …

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In just over a month, the Pine Needle Quilt Guild will host a show of members’ quilts in the Big Canoe Chapel, Friday, Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m. The show theme is “50 Years, 50 Quilts,” to honor the 50th anniversary of Big Canoe. On Friday, Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m., admission is free. If you attend the show …

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