We’ve had an event-packed, year-long 50th anniversary celebration here in Big Canoe – and it’s still not over. Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations are on the horizon, and both have been a highlight in [...]

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BY BARBARA SCHNEIDER Smoke Signals bschneider@smokesignalsnews.com The 2023 POA budget and a proposed fee for rental-property owners were the focus of discussion for the POA board—and questions from property owners—during the Big Canoe POA Open [...]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The winter holiday season is yet another opportunity for the Big Canoe to show what it does best: Have a good time. We’ll be unwrapping numerous Christmas [...]

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While the Racquet Club building is being lifted off its foundation for a renovation project – click here to learn more – the Racquet Club Pro Shop is operating in the upstairs area of indoor [...]

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Residents in Big Canoe have demonstrated for years that the holidays aren’t just about getting gifts, but also about giving. There is no shortage of opportunities to donate to those in need, whether it’s to [...]

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Folks are often pulling holiday decorations from the attic the day after Thanksgiving. But before the inflatable Santas start popping up on the front lawn, Big Canoe AECD Manager Treena Parish wants to remind everyone [...]

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By Robert Jaeckel Residents will have an opportunity to give to a child in need this Christmas through one of the Toys for Tots stations inside the gates. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps [...]

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If parents are searching for an activity for kids around Big Canoe over the Thanksgiving weekend, all roads lead to the Canoe Lodge. Longtime Big Canoe resident ecologist Dr. Robert Platt, a driving force in [...]

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The POA is holding a Community Coffee to discuss deer management in Big Canoe in the Mountains View room of the Clubhouse at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The guest speakers are a pair of [...]

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As we move into the thick of the holidays, we thought it was a great time to check in with Ricky Jordan, Director of Public Safety, on how to safeguard against assorted seasonal risks. At [...]

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