Shop for Dad at the Big Canoe Tennis Pro Shop Sale

Hugh Father’s Day Sale

Now through Sunday, June 19, 2011

For those of you coming home to Big Canoe to visit Dad on Fathers Day, hit the Big Canoe  Tennis Pro Shop and check out the great Father’s Day sale going on through Sunday, June 19. Purchase a Wilson shirt and  get one-half off the matching shorts . Get a matching Wilson shirt for 25% off with a purchase of shorts. Wilson, K Swiss, and Head men’s shoes are all 30% off with a bonus of three free cans of Head tennis balls included. Buy a man’s hat and get one can of Penn tennis balls free. All men’s tennis bags are 50% off.  There is definitely something for every Big Canoe Dad to love at this sale.

Trout in Big Canoe’s Lake Petit

 

Although many streams in this North Georgia mountain area are designated trout streams, the Big Canoe property owners association gives Lake Petit and local fishermen a little help by stocking it with rainbow trout.

On June 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m., 500 pounds of rainbow trout will be released into Lake Petit.  Fishing  experts will be there to talk about how to catch them and Terry Bramlett of Bramlett Trout Farms will also demonstrate how to fillet and cook trout.  Terry will then serve the trout with potato and macaroni salads.  Come to the Big Canoe marina and join the fun.

Big Canoe Garden Club Tour

The Big Canoe Wildflower Bunch  garden club is holding its 2011 “Gardens in the Woods Tour” Fri June 10th and Saturday June 11. Residents, guests and visitors to Big Canoe can tour gardens featuring the natual plants and  landscaping of Big Canoe.Tickets are $10 and the deadline for advance ticket sales is June 1.  For more info contact  judysrq@verizon.net  or sybilburgett@tds.net . The tour will happen rain or shine so come enjoy the natural beauty of Big Canoe.

Memorial Day Tribute at The Big Canoe Terraces Honors Veterans

 

In addition to the many daily  activities in Big Canoe, the North Georgia Veterans will present a Memorial Day tribute to our country’s veterans  Monday, May 30, at The Terraces beginning at 9:50 a.m.

 Helen Buckelew, vice president of North Georgia Veterans will be participating while  Bill Gibson will give the invocation and preside over the flag raising by the North Georgia Honor Guard. Representing the different branchesof the armed services will be T Bill Saling representing the Army, Navy by David Howe, Marine Corps  Jim Puhger and Air Force Chuck Dressler.

Easter Egg Hunt at Big Canoe

The annual Big Canoe Easter Egg Hunt for Big Canoe  residents and their young guests will be held at the Wildcat Recreation area near the North Gate of Big Canoe  on Saturday, April 23rd from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. Bring your favorite little person and join the fun.

Tate, Georgia Train Depot

This article is taken from the Big Canoe Smoke Signals online publication. The Tate terminal is finally going to get a long overdue restoration so it can be used for community events.  Tate is just a few miles from Big Canoe in Pickens County. It is but one of the many venues available to Big Canoe residents in the mountains north of Atlanta.

For the first time in 62 years the Tate Train Depot opens its doors to the public during Tate Depot Days Saturday, April 16 & Sunday, April 17.  

Bunker Sales Up Since Japanese Earthquake

I thought this article from CNN Money interesting and worth passing along for the humorous content if nothing else.  We here in the gated community of Big Canoe in the North Georgia Mountains feel safe and so removed from happenings like this that installing a bunker in the back yard would never occur to us.  The “bunker mentality” has definitely not come to our mountain home.

Daily Real Estate News  |  March 24, 2011  |   Share

Bunker Sales Soar Amid Japan Crisis
More home owners are considering adding a bunker to their backyard. The 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan as well as the tensions in the Middle East have prompted doomsday bunker sales to skyrocket, as much as 1,000 percent in some cases.

Foreclosure Rates are Down!!!

Could the real estate market be on the verge of a rebound?!! Big Canoe foreclosures, following this national trend, have slowed as well.  If you are waiting for the bottom of the market, this could be the first sign that it is time to buy. 

Foreclosures Post Biggest Drop on Record
The number of foreclosure notices filed in February declined 14 percent compared with last month, and foreclosure notices dropped 27 percent compared to last year at this time. That marks the largest year-over-year decline that RealtyTrac, a foreclosure tracking site, has ever recorded.

Capital Economics Research Firm Reports Undervalued U.S. Housing Market

The following article by housing analyst Carrie Bay gives credence to what I have been saying about the Big Canoe home market.  Homes are selling for much less than it would cost to replace them at current market levels and are great deals for savy home shoppers. There are lots of buying opportunities for one looking for a change of pace from the hectic pace of the city. The biggest real estate sale in history is still here. Come home to the Big Canoe mountains.

 

Research Firm Says U.S. Housing Has Never Been This Undervalued

03/07/2011 By: Carrie Bay Printer Friendly View


Mardi Gras Celebration at Big Canoe

Come join the Mardi Gras celebration at the Big Canoe Lake Sconti Clubhouse on Saturday March 12. There is live entertainment [ The Uncle Russ Band] and a crawfish low country boil.   Featured drinks are Abita beer and Hurricanes. The fesitivities are from 6:30 to 10:30 and are open to Big Canoe residents and guests. Come celebrate Mardi Gras mountain style.