The news is just plain depressing: Coronavirus spreading fast. Hospitals overwhelmed. Ventilators and masks in short supply. Rules, regulations and restrictions at every level of government seem to take away our individual sense of control. News reports and social media parrot bad news, rumo…

“I didn’t do anything special.” Those are the words Rona Simmons, a North Georgia resident and published author, heard repeatedly as she interviewed veterans across the country for her latest book, “The Other Veterans of World War II”.

When Karen Rickards took her two dogs to meet friends at the dog park one recent Saturday, she had no idea that she would be returning with six new dogs.

Big Canoe Fire Chief and Public Safety Director Ricky Jordan said Monday, March 16, Fire Station #3 in the Village is now closed to visitors. A person may enter the lobby and speak through the glass to the dispatcher, but no one is allowed beyond that area. He said the stakes are changing we…

The start of my term as a director on the POA board has been quite eventful. Assessment of the Bobby Jones Links agreement, a decision to delay a property owner vote on the Creek 9 renovation, a plan for a measured approach for another property owner vote on a capital contribution fee (CCF) …

Colonel Bob Priest, USAF (Ret) treated the North Georgia Veterans in their March meeting to a strategic overview of the current U.S. strategy for military and economic supremacy and its evolution over the decades since the Cold War with the Soviet Union.

Tigger came to us with a greatly enlarged nose, hence the name Tigger. He suffered from an infection called “pillow foot,” which caused an enlarged nose and paw pads. He has been successfully treated for this condition and although his nose has decreased considerably in size, it will probabl…

It was a chamber of commerce approved blue-bird weekend! The snow was plentiful! The conditions were perfect for the “Southern Boys” of Troop 20 to earn their Snow Sports Merit Badge at the Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, N.C.

Stella is the perfect companion for someone looking for a gentle and calm feline. This loving girl with medium orange tabby fur is ladylike and talkative and enjoys snuggling up beside you while you read or watch TV. She delights in basking in the sun high on top of her condo or lying on her…

The Big Canoe Artists Club will host its annual Spring Fine Art Show, March 27-29, at the Swim Club. This popular signature event will feature the work of the club’s 50 members. Each participant can enter five pieces, and there will be a great variety of media, including paintings, sculpture…

In a surprise Friday, Feb. 21 announcement, POA President Jay Goldman informed property owners that the board had hired Bobby Jones Links to manage Big Canoe’s operations.

Handsome Spotty already had a great home in Big Canoe. His humans loved and spoiled him and he was very happy. He was always in need of loving attention and his family worried that he was very lonely when they were away. They thought a feline companion would be a great addition. Spotty’s mom…

Yogi, BCAR’s spokes cat of the year, is a big, beautiful young cat physically who also possesses a wonderful personality. We’ve decided the temporary BCAR name, Yogi, doesn’t fit at all. He should have been named a prince or something more sophisticated.

Have you listened to your community radio station, Inside the Gates Radio lately? Big Canoe's Community Radio station has put together a most eclectic mix of music for your listening pleasure and if you've not had a chance to listen, we hope you will make a point of doing just that. 

The silence of snow falling in the mountains of Big Canoe was broken when rumbling snowplows began clearing roads as soon as snow stopped falling around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 8. Public Safety had to make numerous transports from the gates to homes when residents and property owners, …

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