Weekly Shorts for the week of January 16

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Debbie and Jay Goldman’s home in a sophisticated mountain style overlooking Lake Petit will be featured on the Legacy of Caring Tour of Homes. Photo by Lassie Dye

Save the date for the Legacy of Caring Tour of Homes and the Marketplace which are open to the public. On May 18-19, the Big Canoe Chapel Women’s Guild will host the Legacy of Caring Tour of Homes and Marketplace. Five unique homes have been selected for this year’s tour. Tickets can be purchased for $30 at www.bigcanoelegacy.org in February or on the days of the tour. Buses will transport ticket holders from the Chapel to the homes. The Legacy Marketplace which showcases dozens of vendors with high-quality products, the Book Nook and Collectors’ Corner which offers the finest in gently used accessories for home and entertaining and books, and the Bear Paw Bakery and Crazy Bear Café are all open for business. Proceeds will support programs for women and children in Dawson and Pickens counties.

Florida man attacked by bear outside his home. When Anthony Meunier, 41, let his dog outside Tuesday night, the frightened animal ran back inside. Meunier stepped outside and was confronted by three bears. “I came outside,” Meunier stated, “and the bear was right there. I tried to run and wasn’t fast enough.” He felt like he had been punched in the head, but didn’t think he’d been injured until he returned inside and realized he was covered in blood from a gash on the right side of his face. He received 41 stitches in the emergency room. Bears had been spotted in the neighborhood before, but this was the first bear attack on record in Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have set traps in the area baited with doughnuts. View the story and video here: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-man-41-stitches-attacked-bear-article-1.3751745.

Dawsonville restaurant makes national news. On Dec. 30, CNN featured Dawsonville’s iconic Pool Room Restaurant with its collection of history and memorabilia of Bill Elliott's NASCAR career and early moonshine runners. Diners, ardent Trump supporters all, were interviewed by CNN reporter Gary Tuchman. For those who missed it, the interview is posted on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTyPPQ2bq3Y.

2018 Big Canoe Directories go on sale Monday, Jan. 15. Directories will be available during regular business hours at Canoe Lodge, Big Canoe Fitness Center and the Golf Pro Shop. They will also be available at the Postal Facility on the following days: Monday, Jan. 15, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Cost of directories is $20 plus tax. Cash, credit card and POA account charges will be accepted. Directories can also be mailed to out-of-town property owners. For more info, contact Kim Cooper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 706-268-3346.

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