Big Canoe Weddings at the Big Canoe Chapel

The beautiful  Big Canoe non denominational  Chapel, a favorite place for weddings, will be accepting reservations for wedding dates  from Chapel members starting August 1. On September 1, they will accept reservations from any Big Canoe homeowners and the general public.  Go to BigCanoeChapel.org for pictures and more information on the Chapel and associated facilities. Janet Noyes is the Chapel contact person for reservations. [706-268-3203]

The Chapel is located 50 miles north of Atlanta  inside the gates of Big Canoe, the premier  gated community in the scenic north Georgia mountains.  If you are looking for an easily accessible wedding destination with many accomodation options for guests, the Big Canoe Chapel might the place for your special day.   Call for more info on Big Canoe and the surrounding area. Shelby Collins 404-863-2676

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.

Holmes Family at the Big Canoe Terraces Tonight

HOLMES FAMILY TRIO comes to Twilight at the Big Canoe Chapel Terraces Saturday July 16, at 7:30

 This popular local, family trio will perform at the Big Canoe Terraces tonight.  The talented siblings, well-known entertainers in North Georgia, will feature selections from Broadway to gospel.

Many Big Canoe homeowners know Alison Holmes Adams gorgeous voice from Big Canoe Chapel events as well as Reinhardt University, the Atlantic Music Club and Cherokee Community Chorale.

Big Canoe Terraces 4th of July Celebration

The Big Canoe  Independence Day weekend blasts off Saturday July 2  at the Twilight at the Terraces summer concert series  featuring the Atlanta Concert Band.

The Band ,directed by Paul Scanling, son of Big Canoe resident Fred Scanling,  will bring 60-70 musicians to the Terraces to kick off the July 4th celbration with rousing patriotic music. Wear your red, white,and blue for what should be a fun filled evening.  Tailgating will start about 5:30pm with the option of purchasing food catered by the Big Canoe  Sconti clubhouse or bringing your own picnic dinner. Lawn chairs or stadium cushions are recommended to insure a comfortable evening.  The concert will start in the Terraces amphitheater at 7:30pm.

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.

Housing Shortage Forecast!!!

Harvard Report Says Housing Shortage Is Coming

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies in its latest annual “State of the Nation’s Housing” report says that within the next decade, 16 million new housing units will be needed to meet population growth and shifting demands

Household growth, which has dropped drastically in recent years, will be the key component in a housing shortage.  From 2007-2010, household growth decreased to about 500,000 per year which was less than half the 1.2 million annual increase averaged prior from 2000-2007.

Von Grey to Play at Big Canoe Terraces Amphitheater

The Von Greys, four young sisters playing folksy, bluesy, and soulful music, will be playing the Terraces Amphitheater in Big Canoe at 7:30 Saturday June 11. Advance tickets for the concert are available for $15.00 by going to www.bigcanoechapel.org, click The Terraces link.  Tickets will also be available at the gate on Saturday night starting at 5:30 p.m. for $20.

 The Clubhouse at Big Canoe’s Lake Sconti will be catering this concert with an all inclusive [$8.00]  BBQ Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Iced Tea. Individually wrapped cookies or brownies and soft drinks will also be available for purchase or you can bring a picnic dinner and tailgate. 

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.

Big Canoe Swimming Lesson

The gosling that appeared in an ealier photograph by Big Canoe resident Jim Tanner has ventured into Lake Petit for a swim with his siblings.Big Canoe resident, Jim Tanner, continues to capture the progress of the goslings at Lake Petit with this new picture. The three siblings have ventured into the water for a swim and will soon be taking flight over the mountains. Wonder if they know how lucky they are to call Big Canoe home,

The Big Canoe fitness center is also offering swimming lessons in the indoor pool this summer for your “goslings” ranging from six months to 14 years. Contact the fitness center for more info.  706-268-3441