Martha Ann Brooks to play at the Terraces amphitheater at Big Canoe

Saturday July 30 at 7:30 PM, the Terraces amphitheater at Big Canoe will present Martha Ann Brooks and her Nashville band who will entertain you with folk, blues, country, and classic rock. Martha Ann, who  has been nominated by the Atlanta Society of Entertainers for Female Vocalist of the Year,  is currently listed as the #1 folk artist in Chattanooga. Two of her songs were number one on Neil Young’s web site, one for 10 consecutive weeks. Come relax and dance under the stars in the mountains of Big Canoe near Jasper and Tate, GA.

Big Canoe Employee Lost Home in Storm


Sarah Burnett, a Big Canoe food and beverage employee,  and her family lost their home and all of their belongings in the Pickens County  storms this week.  Sarah, her husband and their three children need household goods ,clothing and toys but monetary donations are welcome as well.


Clothing sizes are as follows:

Son-Jake, age four ….. Boys size 5-6, shoe size 12 ½

Daughter-Summer, age nine…….Girls size 10-12, shoe size 7 ½ women’s

Daughter Morgan, age eleven…..Women size 4 to 5, shoe size 7 ½ women’s

Sarah……Junior size 11 Pants, Med-Large women Shirts, shoe size 8

Last Nights Storms Leave Little Damage in Big Canoe

While the thunder and lightening kept many Big Canoe residents awake, there was minimal damage to the community during the storms of last night. Most home damage was from water intrusion during the torrential rains.  As usual, the maintenance personell at Big Canoe quickly cleared downed trees from roads.  Unfortunately, the western part of Pickens County was not so fortunate as many homes suffered wind and water damage. Our thoughts are with people who were impacted by the storms.

Just another sign consumer confidence is back

I just read yet  another article that supports my thought that consumer confidence along with the housing market is improving. Residential architects are reporting that home owners are opting for larger kitchens and bathrooms, and in some cases,  want even more than one kitchen as in the “guest kitchens” on the terrace level of so many Big Canoe homes. Gone is the austerity of the past two years when people were willing to settle for smaller kitchens and bathrooms. Bigger is better and it is back in a big way.