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It was at the sixth grade graduation sock hop that Ellis Shaw and his posse of goons collared  me at the Coke machine, cornered discreetly away from the other dance revelers. The annual event was sponsored by the school, honoring our completion of the elementary grades and sending us on the …

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To celebrate a recent pre-pandemic milestone birthday, my husband and I treated the family to a cruise. Having spent the night prior to embarking in a hotel near the port, we gathered for breakfast. Well, most of us gathered. As our son joined the group, he grimly announced his wife Wendy wa…

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Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Fellowship is pleased to announce a long-awaited season of interactive events and fundraisers. With COVID-19 vaccinations becoming more available—and masks still in place—membership is looking forward to upcoming get-togethers that encourage fun, faith and fellowship.

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On Wednesday, May 19, 11 a.m., at the Broyles Center, Big Canoe Chapel, area ladies eager for an opportunity to rekindle old friendships and make new ones can do that at the Women’s Fellowship’s “A Fascinating Luncheon with Friends.” Join in this “friend-raising” opportunity to greet, gather…

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Universally speaking, change has its challenges. By necessity, it takes courage and  commitment. Certainly, our world has seen its share of change over the past 18 months as we continue to mask, distance, wash and shelter. So, when it came time for Big Canoe Chapel’s 31st Broyles Mission Con…

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That’s over 1,000 blankets the 20 or so “sewing souls” of the Big Canoe Chapel Blanket Ministry have made after securing fabric, cutting, stitching, labeling and shipping to those needing some special “Chapel Warmth” since 2012. If you do the math, that’s over 50,000 square feet of fabric an…

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May Day, time for kids, families and friends throughout Big Canoe to gather, is around the corner. Big Canoe Chapel is hosting Spring Fling at The Terraces, Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. The event provides an opportunity to share a good time and, most importantly,      get to know your…

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The Big Canoe Chapel Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be June 7-10. It is open to all children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, rising kindergarteners through rising sixth graders.

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At Big Canoe Chapel, the Benevolence Committee’s mission is to provide support to individuals and charitable and faith-based organizations in need. Our committee, with longstanding relationships with many nonprofits in Pickens and Dawson counties, offers primarily financial support, but we a…

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After one year with no meetings, Big Canoe Artists Club members gathered in early March (while following CDC masking and distancing guidelines) to get reacquainted and to reignite club activities. We are looking forward to an active year of learning and sharing our art with each other and wi…

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Ridgerunners will gather for a welcoming spring luncheon at the clubhouse, Tuesday, April 13. There will be two seatings: 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sign-up is open until 5 p.m., Friday, March 26; following that there will be a wait list on the Ridgerunners website, www.bigcanoerr.com.

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After a year-plus of not gathering due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Big Canoe Travel Club is pleased to announce 2021’s first meeting will be Wednesday, April 28.

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One of the first things a new president must decide has nothing to do with taking oaths, signing orders or approving nominees for office. In truth, they make this decision before becoming president. And it’s of extreme importance to their presidency.

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Before we grew old and didn’t mind the mad rush of cars and trucks on Interstate 75, we owned a vacation home in Palm Coast, Florida. It was a beautiful condo smack on the blue Atlantic. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a sweeping balcony overlooked pink- and cinnamon-colored sand and the soft s…

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There is probably no disease except cancer—and now maybe COVID-19—that scares us as much as Alzheimer’s disease. It is the only leading cause of death without a treatment to slow its progression. It affects almost 6 million people in the U.S. The emotional impact on caregivers and the econom…

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As Apple’s iPhone evolves, more cool hidden features seem to appear. This month, we will examine some of these features, with the hope you will find them useful.

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I knew the meaning of life when I was 2 years old. Then I forgot it. That has been the problem for the last 68 years.

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Cabernet Franc is an ancient European grape with a historical record as early as 1534, using the old local synonym Breton. The modern spelling with "Cabernet" did not occur until 1823. Cabernet Franc origins are likely France. Foremost, "Cab Franc," along with Sauvignon Blanc, are the DNA pa…

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(Family Features) Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depr… Read more