Archived Articles: June 2001
Big Canoe Style!
A bang-up celebration in the works
for largest ever Independence Day

Gather friends and family! Unfurl Old Glory! Get ready to observe the Fourth of July - Big Canoe Style! A "bang up" celebration, Big Canoe's largest ever, with something for everyone, is planned for this Independence Day! Full Story

Big Canoe's Durable Seniors
Navy veteran, educator, world traveler,
Ted Shead, an inspiration to others

Ted Shead is a prime example of Big Canoe's "Durable Seniors." Like the Timex watch in those long-ago ads, he just keeps on tickin' despite a health condition that would have stopped most others. Full Story

Twilight at the Terraces
Ernestine Dillard to sing Friday night, July 3;
Grammy Winner Cynthia Clawson to sing July 27

Chaplain Jimmy Allen recently announced that a series of summer concerts at the Terraces are being planned. Full Story

Tested in the Falcon Heights Fire,
Auxiliary passes with an big A Plus

The new Big Canoe Fire Auxiliary group had its first real test during the fire that unfortunately consumed 3105 Falcon Heights shortly after a very severe thunderstorm on May 21 and came through with high marks on its report card. Full Story

Big Canoe Chapel Board of Trustees
adopts controversial library plan

Under increasing pressure from a small but vocal group of critics, the Big Canoe Chapel Board of Trustees recently passed the following resolution written by current Board Chairman Al Hartgraves... Full Story

Study shows favorable comparison
with other similar "private clubs"

During her financial presentation at the POA Board's May 16 meeting, Assistant General Manager Anita Michele handed out some interesting data obtained from Big Canoe's independent audit firm. Full Story

Road resurfacing begins on Audubon
Three miles of asphalt were laid during the week of May 14 to kick off Big Canoe's 2001 road resurfacing program. Full Story

Vietnam POW Lee Ellis to speak
at September Veterans Day ceremony

Leon (Lee) F. Ellis, Vietnam prisoner of war, will be the featured speaker at Big Canoe Veterans Appreciation Day on September 8. Full Story

Memorial Overlook on Lake Petit dam
to honor the community's veterans

The flagpole area at the Lake Petit dam will soon be a place of stirring tribute to our Big Canoe veterans - our friends and neighbors who have served and protected America on our behalf. Full Story

A beautiful and smooth day
left everybody happy and smiling

God was definitely smiling on us tour day! Saturday the 26th of May was an absolutely beautiful day with perfect temperatures. Full Story
Two more lightning hits in BC
during second storm on June 4

Big Canoe security had one of their busiest nights Monday, June 4, when lightning hit two homes during a severe storm across the area. Full Story

Attention I-285 Travelers:
Georgia DOT advises of road closing
to repair crash damage caused by fiery crash

The Georgia Department of Transportation has issued a news alert that will effect Big Canoers and other motorists traveling in the vicinity of GA-400 and I-285. Full Story

HOA Meeting set for July 7
Director voting
deadline, June 30

The Homeowners Association of Big Canoe will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, July 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the Big Canoe Chapel, according to a recent announcement by HOA President Jim Milton. Full Story

Fugues and Fossils
Recorded music at the Play Field and
fossil hunting in NW Georgia in July

On Friday, July 13, Expanded Horizons invites you to spend an evening under the stars and under the spell of romantic classical and popular music. Full Story

Mystery Native Azalea!
While touring Ken Reynolds' garden last January, he pointed out a colony of deciduous native Azalea and remarked that it bloomed red in June each year. Full Story

From the Board:
The Future is Now

As Big Canoe continues to grow and evolve over the next several years, many of our community services will need to change to keep pace with the needs of our community. Full Story

Fire destroys Falcon Heights home
Fire destroyed the home of Lisa and John Woodside at 3105 Falcon Heights Monday afternoon, May 21, the apparent victim of a lightning strike. Full Story

Work finished;
Final deer report coming soon

The POA Deer Committee's final report is due later this month, according to Fred Shaw, chairman of the committee. Full Story

Lakes and Marina Committee
Doings at the Lake
John and Sally Williams step down
after three years service to the community

On April 30, John and Sally Williams completed three years of dedicated service as co-chairs of the Lakes and Marina Committee. Full Story

Copperhead's Day Hikes
Try Keown Falls in NW Georgia
for all the best trail qualities

Solitude, scenery and, and exercise. If this is what you're looking for, try Keown Falls Recreation Area (KFRA) in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Northwest Georgia. Full Story

A Smoke Signals Salute!
Beloved Chapel pianist Dawn Bevis
honored at retirement reception

A special reception at the Sunday Stand Around at Big Canoe Chapel's Broyles Center on May 20 was held in honor of Dawn Bevis on the occasion of her retirement as Chapel pianist. Full Story

Community Operations
POA maintenance crews concentrate
On storm damaged roadside cleanup

In a late May interview with General Manger Troy Ledbetter, he reported that the POA maintenance staff has been concentrating on cleaning up roadside areas damaged by recent storms. Full Story

"The Beach Connection"
There's something special about going through military service together. Full Story

Chapel Awards 76 Scholarships
to Pickens and Dawson graduates

Seventy-six high school graduates of Pickens and Dawson Counties received scholarships from Big Canoe Chapel in a special ceremony at the Chapel on May 20. Full Story

Board reconsiders cell tower location
and open dumpster removal decisions

At its regularly scheduled meeting on May 16, the POA Board decided to reconsider two issues that appeared to have already been resolved. Full Story

Amenities Report
Lake Sconti clubhouse interior
to be painted and art work added

A painting contractor has been engaged to repaint most of the interior of the Lake Sconti Restaurant and Club including the locker rooms, dining room, and bar area, according to General Manger Troy Ledbetter. Full Story

AECD Corner
Property Owners' Responsibilities

Recently, we have had several problems arise with property owners not knowing enough details about the lots that they have purchased (for example, where the exact property line is located.) Full Story

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