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     Your cat might seem like a pussycat but at heart he is a hunter or, as the saying goes, a tiger in your living room. To keep him happy and contented, you will need to satisfy these hunting instincts but, at the same time, protect the wonderful wildlife we have in abundance in Big Canoe.

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Q: Dr. Habermann, We recently adopted a pet from a rescue group and he has been diagnosed with heartworm disease. They recommended, and we are currently doing, the “slow kill” method of treatment for this parasite. Is this a good idea? 

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Miss Kibbles is an adorable 11-year-old, tan-and-white, spayed, female pit bull, weighing 40 pounds. Hannah Stone, whose parents live in Big Canoe, found Kibbles looking confused and lost on Steve Tate Highway near the North Gate. Apparently, Kibbles had been dumped. Hannah picked Kibbles up…

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The Big Canoe Hiking Club’s annual Overnight Camping Adventure will be April 20-22, at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Canceled last April because of COVID-19, the club is returning to Cloudland Canyon after a very enjoyable trip in 2017.

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As the middle third of my winter softball league schedule began in Florida, COVID-19 reared its ugly head. A player on the opposing team, the Orioles, tested positive, forcing a postponement of our eighth game and the quarantine of his team.

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The book, TV show and movie titled “Friday Night Lights” emanated from deep in the heart of Texas. One could argue Friday nights shine as brightly in Georgia as anywhere in America. One of the football coaches who has been part of that for 36 years is making the move from an established priv…

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Big Canoe garden author, Pamela Crawford, has just released her 14th gardening book, and it is flying out of Amazon’s inventory. This one, “Gorgeous, Edible Container Gardens,” is quite timely for Big Canoe gardeners who are madly putting together their deck and patio gardens for this summer…

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            March 31 is opening day for Big Canoe WGA with 18-holers playing a “shamble,” followed by lunch in the clubhouse and a business meeting that will introduce players to 2021 play days, a new tournament addition, updates on social events and other exciting information.  In a shamble…

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            While watching the recent PGA event at Bay Hill, Arnold Palmer’s named event, I noticed the opening golf course screenshot credited the course architect as Joe Lee. That is the first time I had seen that credit so, down the research rabbit hole I went.

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            The Men’s Golf Association held its opening day on Saturday, March 13. It turned out to be a great day with the weather cooperating. There were 92 participants with play beginning at 9:30 a.m. on both Choctaw and Cherokee. The event was an ABCD scramble with teams randomly select…

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            The Big Canoe NASMGA Match Play Team is preparing for what we hope will be a normal (COVID-19-free) 2021 season. What is NASMGA? Big Canoe is part of a group of 17 local golf clubs: North Atlanta Senior Men’s Golf Association (NASMGA). The group organizes two team golf outings ea…

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            The Men’s Golf Association will hold its opening day tournament Saturday, March 13. Last year, as you may recall, opening day was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Well here we are still fighting the virus, but we are able to have our event. This year's event will be scaled…

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Recently, I learned of a local disabled veteran’s service dog who has been trained to take clothes out of the washer and load them into the dryer. This dog must be well-trained and smart. I need one of those dogs!

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In March, the Big Canoe Hiking Club will do a somewhat ambitious hike within Amicalola State Park to Len Foote Hike Inn. This trek is approximately 11 miles round-trip. There are some elevation changes in the forward direction but mostly downhill on the return.

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In March 2019, a tuxedo cat was spotted “hanging around” in the Columbine Drive area of Big Canoe. On the advice of a friend, the residents who spotted it contacted Big Canoe Animal Rescue for assistance. Our plan for a situation such as this was put into action. A photo of the cat was poste…

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Jim Gibbs has always told me, "Cynthia, no matter how hard you work at design, people love color." Strolling through his intricately designed garden, I always see the truth in that statement. Not only does my eye center on the color presentations, but I also see most visitors focusing their …

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(Family Features) After months of cool weather, the first hint of spring will likely have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activiti… Read more

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(Family Features) Spring is a time of renewal and revitalization, but it’s hard to appreciate all the invigorating aspects of spring when your… Read more