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Catholic Fellowship, a newly formed club for Big Canoe Catholics, will have its second gathering on Oct. 10, 5-8 p.m., at the Canoe Lodge. Bring an appetizer to share and your own beverage. This is an informal opportunity to meet and greet fellow Catholics in Big Canoe. If you cannot come bu…

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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, like the stories behind of some of the most delicious cakes on the planet. For those who love a good gateau, here’s the skinny on how some of those tasty confections originated.

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We have often heard the expression “It takes a village,” and there is no more wonderful village than the community of the people who live in Big Canoe. The chapel’s Christmas Blessings program will once again place gifts under the Christmas tree for approximately 75 foster children in Dawson…

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No, it’s not a running group! Ridgerunners, the women’s social club of Big Canoe, has been in operation since 1979, pulling together women 21 and older in fun, interactive ways. This year’s board kicked off 2021 with a survey to members, and those responses are now guiding the group’s planni…

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The Big Canoe Artists Club is readying itself for its first exhibition in more than two years. COVID-19 put the brakes on the 2019 and 2020 shows, but as of this writing it’s all systems go for the weekend of Oct. 22-24 at the Big Canoe Beach Club.

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Lit Lunch will meet Friday, Oct. 1, at The Clubhouse At Lake Sconti to discuss “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” a short story by Washington Irving. This story serves as an appropriate introduction to the month that culminates with Halloween. Many readers may connect this story with Disney’s 19…

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Grenache, syrah and mourvèdre—briefly known as GSM—are the three red grapes comprising the centerpiece components for notable southern Rhône wines, including the region’s famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Thirty-one unique grapes, red and white, are grown in the entire Rhône region, north and sout…

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The Big Canoe Fire Department, in conjunction with the Healthy Living Committee of the Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative, is pleased to bring to Big Canoe two of the leading vascular surgeons from Northside Hospital. On Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m., at The Clubhouse At Lake Sconti, Dr. Thomas…

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Unfortunately, in today’s extremely polarized political world, friendships can dissolve when people refuse to put aside ideological divides, are unable to discover a compromise, and cannot just spend time enjoying each other’s company.

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The fog lay like ghost hair across the lake. Morning loomed as a possibility. The air was heavy when I took a walk and looked back at the hotel. Yellow lantern light cast shadows on the grand hotel entrance. It stood like a towering Victorian sentinel, with 10-foot-tall windows gracing the f…

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I feel somewhat compelled to discuss the CDC recommendations on the booster shot. It appears the Pfizer and Moderna (and probably Johnson & Johnson) vaccines will be available in October. The Moderna vaccine may be a half-dose, if preliminary studies hold true. I think the recommendation…

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Big Canoe’s Oktoberfest will be Oct. 9 at the Playfield below the dam. Many organizations will be hosting booths at the event, including the Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative. We invite our neighbors to stop by the Wellness Collaborative’s booth to learn more about the services this great org…

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Labor Day, long a harbinger of summer’s end and the start of football season, is often marked by car sales and the closing of public swimming pools. The fanfare of a three-day vacation, however, has obscured the holiday’s beginnings commemorating the struggles and achievements of American workers.

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Bridge, the game of cards, is not for the faint of heart. I know this because I once tried my hand at the game. It’s complicated, exasperating and mentally demanding. Bridge is like work, only worse, because you don’t get paid and you can actually lose money. I never played bridge without go…

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The August Pine Needle Quilters meeting brought members and their sewing machines out for a day dedicated to our veterans. Machines buzzed as many members enjoyed sewing the kits prepared by Christine Twiss and Randy Case. Red, white and blue fabric on every table was skillfully pieced toget…

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Globus Tours Marketing Manager Eric Kelly stated he was excited to be at the Big Canoe Travel Club July 28 meeting. Due to COVID restrictions, it had been 556 days since he had been allowed to present to a live audience! He was happy to report, “People are definitely traveling again. The las…

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