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Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide

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Proudly serving the Mountain and Lake areas of: Ellijay ~ Blue Ridge ~ Blairsville ~ Young Harris ~ Hiawassee, Georgia and Murphy ~ Hayesville ~ Andrews ~ Warne, North Carolina ~ Copper Hill, Tennessee

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Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide™

The Official Voice Of The Northeast Georgia Board of REALTORS® Advertiser Index*

Editorials*

Bank of Hiawassee...............Back Cover

Brasstown Valley Resort................10-11

Blairsville Surveying............................12

Calendar of Events...............................14

ERA The RE Conn - Sally Fowler........13

Merciers Orchard................................6-7

Exit Realty - Shelagh Whitney.............12

Ad Pickup for January/February Edition: November 30th - December 7th

Georgia Carolina Premier Properties...9 Hoffman Land Planning.........................9 John E.Mahan - Attorney.......................9 Key Realty - Kelly Stewart.....................9 Love Those Mtns Realty........................8 Majestic Mtn & Lake Properties.........2-3 Metro Brokers GMAC - Carol Hayes.....9 Mountain Realty....................................15 North GA Mtn Realty.............................12 ReMax Enotah Carla Connor & Brenda McEwen....12 Pat Macey..........................................13 ReMax Hiawassee - McDream Team.....5

For advertising information contact Ashley Owens at the Northeast Georgia Board of REALTORS® 706.781.3030 ~ ashley@negboard.com Ashley Owens, Graphics/Production Cover photo courtesy of Greg Langston Cover photo was taken at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa ©COPYRIGHT 2009 - Georgia/North Carolina Mountains & Lakes Regional Guide. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the publisher. Information in this magazine is not warranted; publisher and advertisers are not liable for errors. Prices and conditions of printed materials are subject to change without notice.

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The McDream Team... “Selling the Mountains and Lakes one Dream at a Time!”

Donna Bragg 706.897.0215

1-800-950-4183 224 Chatuge Way * Hiawassee, GA 30546

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P.J. McClure 706.897.4550

Visit our website at www.LakeChatuge.com

MLS #188477 PRIVACY ON LAKE CHATUGE! It’s more than a HOUSE, it’s a VACATION DESTINATION! Low maintenance 3BR home + guest house on waterfront acreage! Hot tub, gazebo, party deck, dock & boat launch! REDUCED! $798,000

MLS #188474 DEEP WATER Lake House with Pizzazz! Luxury & style define this timber frame home w/vaulted ceiling, den/media room, wine cellar, dbl. covered porches, lots of stone accents! BIG VIEWS! Boat dock w/Party deck! REDUCED! $999,900

MLS #185204 Always wanted your own ISLAND? Don’t miss this opportunity! Now you can have your own island estate on Lake Chatuge! The possibilities are endless! A total of 4.14 acres above high-water elevation! $1.25M

MLS#173930 Exquisite Lakefront town home. Quality craftsmanship w/12’ ceilings on main, study, elevator, outdoor kitchen, master suite w/ his & her walk-in closets, dbl. garage, Fireplace Extrordinair! $799,000 Bring Offers!

MLS #183395 QUALITY 3BR+LOFT/3.5BA, 4 car garage, hardiboard siding, 2 master suites, oak & tile floors, gourmet kitchen w/SS appliances, central VAC, rock FP, HUGE porch to enjoy the lake view! $459,000

MLS #168730 Spend Summers on Lake Chatuge! 2BR+loft/2BA situated on private wooded lot in great neighborhood, updated kitchen and baths, vaulted ceiling & skylights in great room, central HVAC, low maintenance, full unfinished bsmt, boat dock! OWNER SAYS SELL! $400,000

MLS #186738 Beautiful home overlooking Lake Chatuge w/dock slip! Granite kit. counters & SS appliances, hickory floors, vaulted ceiling, master w/his & her closets. 2 additional BR’s w/private baths & large rec. room w/2nd fireplace & wet bar on terrace level, great location!

MLS #185947 Homesite with lakeview and lake access, paved streets, U/G utilites, in prestigious neighborhood! Excellent location close to Hiawassee and Young Harris, GA. Boat slip on Lake Chatuge included! $159,000

MLS #178628 CREEK FRONT HOME in Young Harris! Beautifully crafted 3BR/2.5BA, tongue & groove vaulted ceiling, wood/tile floors, 2 fireplaces, sc. porch, private wooded lot, parklike setting on Brasstown Creek! $339,000

MLS #186169 FALL IN LOVE! Rustic Lodgestyle home, w/acreage & long frontage on roaring Wolf Creek! Custom designed w/generous-sized rooms & open floor plan! See and hear the noisy creek from the huge porch w/outdoor FP. Great for entertaining or enjoying the tranquil sounds of nature!

MLS #188561 Better than a foreclosure or short sale! Priced below cost! Enjoy great fishing or relax by the noisy creek! 1.16 acre knoll home site overlooking beautiful Brasstown Creek! $55,500

MLS #179363 Let’s go FISHING! 3BR/3.5BA home on wide rushing trout stream! Greatroom w/T&G vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace, granite kitchen counters, wood floors, rec. room, wet bar/ kitchenette, drive-under dbl. garage. End of road privacy but minutes from downtown Hiawassee! $550,000

MLS #185808 LARGE 4 or 5BR home on double lot, in private Young Harris neighborhood. Formal dining, open kitchen, T&G vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, stone FP, spacious master suite, 4 car garage, and big back porch to enjoy the outdoors! $399,900

MLS #190833 Boat slip on deep water comes with this 2+BR/3BA home in Chatuge Village. Updated kitchen, big screened porch, fully furnished including hot tub, ready to enjoy! $299,000

MLS #168482 Lake Chatuge without the lake price! Lakeview-access lot in great neighborhood, excellent location! Boat slip included! REDUCED!! $199,900

MLS #177876 3BR/2BA home, excellent condition, large master & great room, nearly level dbl. lot, beautiful landscaping, garden spot. Big back porch, storage building/workshop,& carport. Walk to lake, convenient to Hiawassee, Young Harris, and Hayesville. $120,000

MLS #171780 Black Bear Trail is where you will find this generous 3.0 ac. wooded home site overlooking Hightower Bald near the Chattahoochee National Forest. Private with abundant wildlife, borders small stream, paved road frontage and UG utilities including DSL available. Only $99,900

MLS #157392 Cascading waterfalls, gorgeous mountain laurel, picturesque stream, privacy, walk to trout fishing and the Nantahala National Forest! Septic approved. The perfect place for the nature enthusiast! $57,400 Owner/Agent

MLS #169307 Olde English Tavern, farmhouse, guest house, studio, workshop & tool museum, wine cellar, spa, green house & barn. 35.6 ac.+/- of fenced pasture & forested ridges w/ sweeping mtn. views! End of Road privacy & close to Campbell Folk School. Perfect setting/ elevation for vineyards! $2.8M

#181601 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! Upscale 4 unit professional center located off State HWY near Hiawassee. New quality construction with outstanding attention to detail, great location and visibility, easy access. $1.1M Call agent for more info.

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Phone: (800) 361-7731 Website: www.mercier-orchards.com No trip to Blue Ridge is complete without a visit to Mercier Orchards. It is a full-working orchard, but it is so much more. In addition to fresh-picked fruits in season, Mercier’s (pronounced Mer-seers) has several shops--Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company, Mountain Blooms, Buck’s Fancy Meats-an extensive gift department, various fresh pressed ciders, a café that serves delicious sandwiches and salads, a candy shop and a hand-dipped ice cream stand. Let us never forget the bakery where the world’s best fried pies are made. In addition to the perennial favorite, apple, other fried pies include peach, cherry, blueberry, sweet potato and chocolate, even sugarfree and baked “fried” pies. Other delights include apple fritters, apple cider doughnuts (out-of-this world delicious!), and apple bread. Mercier’s also makes regular pies, and come Thanksgiving, the best strategy is to order your pies by phone days-or better yet, weeks-ahead, as the line to purchase pies on the last few days leading up to Thanksgiving are quite long. You’d almost think you were back in the city!! The orchard had humble beginnings. Bill and Adele Mercier purchased a several acre apple orchard from local pharmacist, Dr. Floyd, in 1943. Bill had a degree in agriculture from the University of Georgia, and he used his extensive agricultural knowledge to increase the output and expand the variety of his fruit trees. The Mercier’s were pioneers in cultivating many types of apples that are popular today. www.MtnsAndLakesOnline.com


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Today, at over 100 acres, Mercier’s is the largest privately-owned apple orchard in Georgia, and one of the largest in the southeast. Southern Living Magazine lauded Mercier’s as their “favorite roadside apple market” in their October, 2002 edition and Today Show’s Al Roker visited Mercier’s to try out their world-famous fried pies. (He LOVED them, by the way!) Three generations of Mercier’s now participate in the operation of the orchard and retail establishment, and a fourth generation is growing up into the business. Adele can still be found helping out wherever needed-at the cash register, or the bakery, or in the back handing out free samples of delicious Mercier’s fruit. Bill passed away in September of 2007. He and Adele had been married 65 years. Stop into Mercier Orchard and get a special taste of Blue Ridge.

Written By: Dawn McGuire

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Judy Hardy... Accredited Buyers Representative • Licensed in Georgia 118 North Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540

www.love-those-mountains.com • judyhardy@ellijay.com

706-276-6867 or 800-588-6867 • Mobile: 404-580-5805

SPLENDID VIEW! 3BR/3BA cabin.Cath. ceilings, FP w/gas logs. HW & tile f.loors. Granite counter tops. MBA jetted tub. Den w/FP. FP on porch & hot tub. Cherrylog. #188460 $399,900

MARVELOUS VIEW! 3BR/3.5BA cabin. Great room, cath. ceilings, FP w/gas logs. HW & tile floors. FP on porch. 2car garage. #185783 $399,900

RIVERFRONT 4BR/3BA! Cypress-sided home on 0.75 acre w/160 ft on river. Terrace level has full guest suite & deck overlooking river. Gated comm. Ellijay. #182678 $289,900

SECLUDED CABIN W/MTN VIEW & CREEK! 3BR/2BA on 2.87 acres. Completely remodeled. Large screened deck. Great room & DR. basement workshop. #191363 $215,000

LOG CABIN W/GREAT VIEW! 2BR/2BA & loft, fully furnished. Rocked woodburning FP. Upper BR has own deck. Year-round mtn view. Hot tub. Cherrylog. #170638 $246,000

NEAR LAKE BLUE RIDGE! 2BR/2BA cottage. Great room w/FP. FP in MBR. Large deck. Bonus room for den or office. Lower deck. Recently remodeled. #188391 $161,500

GARDENER’S DELIGHT! Spacious 4BR/2.5BA & loft; great room w/fireplace & cath. ceilings. Decks and porches. Level, corner 2.74 acre lot. Blue Ridge. #198181 $265,000

CREEK FRONTAGE! Furnished 2BR/ 1BA log cabin on 1.2 acres. Great room, cath.ceiling & fireplace. Dining area. Small loft over kitchen. Deck. Immaculate condition. #190230 $171,900

JUST LISTED! Well-maintained 2BR/ 1.5BA & loft home in gated Walnut Mountain. Great room w/fireplace & cath. ceiling. All appliances included. Paved road & driveway. #192431 $161,500

LARGE LOG HOME - MOUNTAIN VIEW! 4BR/4.5BA, secluded 3acs; real FP; huge game rm. Adj 5.07 acs & next 5.01acs avail. #172152 $455,100

FLY FISH! 2BR/2BA, loft cabin on beautiful Cartecay River. Pine floors; cath. ceiling, FP. Screened porch overlooks river. Deck on the river. Ellijay. #189577 $299,900

B&B - READY TO GO! Lovely remodeled home in Historic Downtown Ellijay. Zoned commercial. 2 luxurioius BRs/2BA. Foyer. Kitchen. Laundry. Large gathering room. Furnished. #188360 $269,000

NEW CABIN! 2BR/2BA, loft. Wood floors: GR w/cath.ceiling & gas-log FP. Full bsmnt. Decks front & back. Private, wooded lot quiet cul-de-sac near gate. Ellijay. #188448 $169,900

STYLISH HOME! 3BR/3.5BA, loft. GR w/real FP & cath. ceiling. Sunroom. DR. Decks. Caesarstone countertops. Jetted tub. Finished bsmt. Drive-under garage. Walnut Mountain. #188869 $294,900

ROOMY CABIN - GREAT PRICE! 3BR/3BA & loft; gas-log FP; fin bsmt w/rec room. Private corner lot w/circular driveway. Near amenities in gated community. #186998 $199,900

MOUNTAIN COMFORT! 3BR/2.5BA, loft. Built in 2008. GR w/HW floors, cath.ceiling, FP. DR. Solid surface counter tops. MBA has jetted tub. Unfinished basement. Walnut Mtn. #189153 $249,000

ATTENTION DEVELOPERS! 18 lot mountain subdivision. Nearly all work complete & approved. Lots from 0.84 to 1.68 acres. Mountain views. Recorded C&Rs. Underground utilities; DNR-Monitored well system. Rocked entrance sign. Paved road access. 5.7 miles to Blue Ridge; 12 miles to Ellijay.Owner financing considered. #190671 $659,000

2.74 ACRES ON RIVER! Ideal site to build dream home on river in Georgia Mountains! Site plan, topo survey, soil tests complete. Paved cul-de-sac in highly desirable Goose Island Hideaway. (#190046) $229,000

MOUNTAIN LAND! Fine selection of lots & acreage. Views, waterfront, and more. From 0.5 acre to 7.7 acres. Starting at $12,500

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KEY Realty

“Your KEY step in Real Estate” Cell 828-361-2951 • Fax 828-837-8120 Amanda Brock   706-897-6636

10 Earnest St.reet • Blairsville, GA 30512 1-800-648-2686

PropertyInBlairsville.com

Broker, GRI, ABR

Serving Western NC and North GA Mtns. Search for new listings at:

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“You can spend life anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.” Mu

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3 BEDROOM/3 BATH CABIN with full finished basement, indoor and outdoor fireplace, sunroom and peaceful mountain views. Huge price reduction. $159,000 MLS# 185069

3 BEDROOM/2 BATH CABIN with amazing year round views. Hardwood & tile floors, cathedral ceilings and fireplace. Excellent condition. $150,000 MLS# 179820

3.42 acres! Big Views and Very Private!!!!! Water line brought right to property line, septic permit for 4 BR and underground power already in. All the work is done for you. Nice size tract and all you have to do is build, so you too can breath in these majestic views each & every day! Stream/Branch borders some of property. $87,900 - plus 2 more Tracts to choose from. MLS# 192056

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Great new listing located in Blue Ridge, MLS # 185978. Also in FMLS & MLS. $124,900. 3BR 2BA, full basement on 2+acres. Convenient to Schools and Hospital. Call Carol Hayes @ 770-601-1021 for viewing. CTI lockbox.

Commercial Land Design Land Use Planning Road Layout Residential Land Design Permitting (All Types) Erosion Control And Much More...

“A lifetime of area knowledge at work for you”

Office: 706-896-3132

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Carol Hayes

Associate Broker, CRS, GRI, REOS (Foreclosure Specialist)

Cell 770-601-1021 • 706-632-2500

www.metrobrokers.com/carol.hayes Carol@CarolHayes.com

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Brasstown Valley Resort... Not your typical mountain getaway!

Nestled among the North Georgia Mountains, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa quietly redefines the typical mountain getaway. The minute you step into the lodge you’ll be enveloped in the soft glow of the massive stone fireplace and oak-vaulted ceilings panoramic views of the North GA Mountains. You are completely surrounded by 503 Acres of pure natural beauty with all the comforts of home. Located in the beautiful Young Harris Valley, Brasstown is located just 2 short hours from Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC and Chattanooga, TN. Brasstown Valley Resort and the North GA Mountains have something

for everyone whether you are looking for an exciting mountain experience or just a getaway to relax and enjoy. For those who love the outdoors you will enjoy exclusive trips and excursions provided by the resort. Enjoy guided-hiking trips the highest point in GA, Brasstown Bald, trips to many breathtaking waterfalls, vineyards, and experience many unique shopping venues. You will also enjoy lake cruises, white water rafting/canoeing, mountain biking, botany excursions and more. Like to golf? The Brasstown Valley Golf Course has been ranked by both Golf Digest and leading golf courses of America as one of the top courses to

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play in Georgia. While the men golf, the ladies can enjoy the brand new state of the art spa. Everything about the Equani Spa reflects the spirit of the land and the people who originally sought its healing properties. Unique spa rituals and treatments offered by expert staff promise to leave guests feeling freed from tension and completely revitalized. Brasstown also offers guests a horseback trail-riding experience. Guests can meander through open fields, hardwood forests, and crystal-clear trout streams as they travel throughout the property. After an exciting day of activities or just a full day of relaxation you can enjoy one of Brasstowns restaurants and

bars. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is regionally renowned for its fine meals, lavish buffets, and friendly service. Visit the main dining room for lavish Friday night seafood buffet, Sunday brunches and much more while overlooking panoramic views of the mountains. For a more casual dining visit the 19th hole-Brassies Grill for a relaxing lunch while playing pool and watching the big game. Don’t wait! Come and experience Brasstown Valley Resort and the North Ga Mountains today. Make sure to visit www.brasstownvalley.com and see all the luxury’s offered or call (800) 984-4393 to make your reservations today.

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Carla Connor, REALTOR®

(706) 994-1914 CarlaJConnor@aol.com www.CarlaConnor.REMAX.com

15 Earnest Street (800) 346-0455

Shelagh Whitney Cell 828-508-8272 Office 706-896-2140 shelagh@dnet.net • www.exitng.com NC Lic. #181344 • GA Lic. #217361

Brenda McEwen, REALTOR® (706) 994-1808 REABrenda@aol.com www.BrendaM.REMAX.com

Beautiful Immaculate Spacious Home on 2.5 Acres along Youngcane Creek. 3BR/2.5BA Home with office/den, kitchen with breakfast bar, large pantry, beautiful hardwood floors, large laundry room with storage, granite counter tops in kitchen & baths master has jetted tub, shower, and double sinks, walk in closet, stacked stone fireplace. Attached 2 car garage plus separate 3 car garage/workshop with loft and cedar closet. A great buy at $249,900. MLS# 192168

LOTS OF TROUT at this creek front cabin, private with 140’ frontage. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with big bonus plus huge screened room, Hardwood floors, SS appliances, high end up-grades with rustic touches. Owner/Agent $249,900 MLS#186072 Hiawassee, GA/Hayesville, NC GA Broker Lic. #H45969 NC Broker Lic. #C13198

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Need an un-biased Opinion? Just starting to Look? Not comfortable with your Search? Do you need help with your Decision? Do you want the BRUTAL Truth? +++++++ Email questions answered PROMPTLY email: RealtorKenny@gmail.com Full Time . Professional . Knowledgeable

Kenny Schrader GRI - Realtor Cell 727-424-8174 North Georgia Mtn. Realty 800 721-6924

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SALE... MACEY’S FALL SAVINGS! PAT MACEY

Come spend the holidays with

REALTOR®, ABR, SRS, GRI, Associate Broker

706-455-6294 * 800-346-0455 email: pmacey@tds.net

www.northgeorgiamtnhaven.com

Unbelieveable! 6 Cabins to choose from, prices range from 85K to 95K in the North GA Mtns. Enjoy the privacy of your own getaway cabin, common area with beautiful flowing trout creek, large fishing pond, fire pit, & trails. Jacuzzi tub, wood floors, & fireplace. MLS#178110.

REDUCED TO $110,000 - 3BR/2BA Cabin w/ wood interior, full finished basement, screen porch & deck. Property touches USFS; you literally walk down to Lake Nottely. Private & serene setting. Yard has a large fenced area & storage building. Priced right. $110,000. MLS# 179406.

Georgia/North Carolina Mountain Package

Priced to Sell. Well maintained 3BR/2BA cottage style home in Lance Crossing. BR on each level. Wrap around deck, screened sun room. large loft. Mostly finished bsmnt w/open room. Level flat land. Circular drive & 2nd Driveway. Add’l acreage available. $155,000. MLS#190013

Stunning Year Round View on Every Level? Secluded Mtn Retreat on 1.5 Acres. 3BR/ 2.5BA, Loft, FP, & Private Balcony. Full Fin. Bsmnt w/Card, Game, & Sauna Rooms, & Full Bath. Hot Tub. Covered Porches on every level & paved drive. $250,000. MLS#191298

AROUND THE MTNS - ENOTAH

706-745-6905

220 Earnest Street * Blairsville, GA 30512 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

This package includes traditional room plus a 20% discount card good for discounts on a round of golf, 1 or 2 hour trail rides and spa services. The Rate for this package is $109. Upgrades to balcony or fireplace rooms are available for $30 more. To make your reservation call (800) 201-3205 and ask for the GNC Mountains Package when making your reservation. Subject to availability. Rate quoted does not include applicable taxes or $10 per night resort fee. Offer valid through 12/30/2009.

(800) 201-3205 • www.brasstownvalley.com

Area Information________________ Welcome to the mountains, where the charm of small town America still exists. Fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, quiet streams & ancient trails that surround our area. The mountains offer plenty of activities for the outdoor sportsmans such as hiking, horseback riding, fishing, camping & boating, If indoors is more your style, make sure you visit the local merchants in our area. I am sure you will find something to tickle your fancy. If you just want to sit and relax, make sure you check out the nearby spas. In the mountains you won’t find the hectic pace of the city, but the peace & serenity of mountain living. We hope you enjoy your visit to the mountains. Come play and plan to stay! For more information on our area, visit the local Chamber of Commerce websites below. Towns County Chamber of Commerce: www.mountaintopga.com Union County Chamber of Commerce: www.blairsvillechamber.com Fannin County Chamber of Commerce: www.blueridgemountains.com Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce: www.gilmerchamber.com Clay County Chamber of Commerce: www.claycounty-nc-chamber.com Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce: www.cherokeecountychamber.com

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Don’t Miss Out On These... Upcoming Area Events! November 1st: Southern Tree Plantation has something for everyone like hayrides, petting zoo, marshmallow roasting, maze, kid’s train ride, inflatable slide, and pony rides. For more info visit www.southerntreeplantaion.com

November 7th: BlackSmith Auction at the John C. Campbell Folk School. For more information call: 828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724 or visit our website at www.folkschool.org.

December 10th - 13th: Licklog Players Presents Sanders Family Christmas Peacock Playhouse in Hayesville, NC For more information www.peacockplayhouse.org or www.licklogplayers.com

November 14th: Veterans Day Parade / Blue Ridge - 11:00AM Parade route to run from parking lot of The First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge on East Main Street through downtown Blue Ridge to Veterans Memorial Park near Fannin County Middle School. Fannin County veterans organizations, call Manny Lozano at 706-632-3544 November 20th The Murphy Hometown Christmas Celebration begins at 6 p.m. with a tree-lighting ceremony and choirs. Shopping day will be Saturday, November 21st. For more information call Barbara Hughes at 828-837-6821.

Mistletoe Market ‘’SNEAK PEAK’’ - 5:00PM - 8:00PM Come out and get a “Sneak Peak” at this year’s fabulous collection of artists and craftsmen. Silent auction, horsd’oeuvres and music. www.mtnregartsguild.org

November 21st: Arts Around the Square - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Come see local artist working and displaying their work. http://www.downtownellijay.org November 27th - 28th Free Arts & Crafts Festival at Brasstown Valley Resort 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Talented vendors present their work. We will also have a room set up for the children to come out and enjoy between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM each day. Website: www.brasstownvalley.com November 28th: Light up Blue Ridge with an old-fashioned holiday celebration featuring street carolers, music and special events all day. Mr. and Mrs. Santa arrive on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Visit with Santa and have pho tos taken in the gazebo in downtown Blue Ridge City Park. Live reindeer, childrens trackless train rides and more. Lighting of the “Great Tree” takes place at dusk. www.lightupblueridge.com Light up Ellijay - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Parade begins at 6pm and Tree lighting at 6:30pm http://www.downtownellijay.org December 4th - 6th: 2009 MountainTop GA Christmas Tour of Homes

MountainTop GA Christmas Tour of Homes is an annual event sponsored by the Towns County Chamber. Events include the Lighting of the Tree, Art Walk, Tour of Homes, Refreshments Stops & Closing Reception. $25.00 per person. www.mountaintopga.com

December 5th: Hometown Christmas Parade in Downtown Murphy. Crafts, food, entertainment, and parade. The events begins at 2 p.m. For more information call Barbara Hughes: 828-837-6821.

Christmas On The Square, Downtown Blairsville From 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. there will be fun things for the whole family to see and do! For more information visit www.downtownblairsville.com

December 6th: Fireside Sale from 10 am-5 pm at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Enjoy the ambiance of live music and a crackling fire as you shop for artful treasures. For more information call 828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724. December 12th: Christmas Tree Lighting at Vogel State Park Join us for a tree lighting, caroling, hayrides, bonfires, hot chocolate & cider and a special visit from Santa Claus. http://www.gastateparks.org/info/vogel/

FREE Children’s Holiday Workshop Sponsored by Mountain Arts Assoc. and Brasstown Valley Resort. 10AM - 12PM. www.brasstownvalley.com

December 13th: GAHA Gallery Holiday Art Sale - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Holiday Art Sale. http://www.gilmerarts.org December 19th: Arts Around the Square - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Come see local artist working and displaying their work. http://www.downtownellijay.org December 31st: 15th Annual New Year’s Eve Possum Drop at Clay’s Corner in Brasstown, NC. Ring in the New Year with a Miss Possum Contest, music, Little Brasstown Church Choir & more. For more info call: 828-837-3797.

Bring in 2010 at Brasstown Resort - 8:30PM - 12:30 PM Our 2010 New Year’s gala wil be a blast from the past. Be sure to dress the part for “Studio 2010”, our Disco Themed Nightclub. http://www.brasstownvalley.com

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Mountain Realty, Inc.

P.O. Box 10, 325 N. Main St. Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

706/896-2283 • 800-433-9307

Serving Your Real Estate Needs Since 1971 Carmolita Haney, ABR, CRB, GRI Broker/Owner

P.O. Box 972, 590 Main Street Young Harris, Georgia 30582

706/379-3115 • 888-393-7366

JUST WHAT YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. Country cottage, 2/1, on 1.52 acres! Mountain & woodland Views, light & airy style with a cool screened porch to enjoy your privacy! Getaway to the mountains! $79,850! F192163A.

LUSH GARDEN SETTING, beautiful landscaping surrounds this well kept 2/2 home! Newer sunporch adds living space, sit on the cov’d porch & enjoy the creek & fishpond! Great buy at $70,000. S185294N.

EXCELLENT CHANCE TO OWN THIS PARK MODEL RV inside great established RV Park right on Hiawassee River! Great trout fishing, shady deck to enjoy the Mtn & River views! Come enjoy the mountains! $89,890. L188587A.

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY OR STARTER HOME w/Awesome Mtn Views & convenient location! Two homes - live in one, rent the other! Make this your vacation mountain getaway, affordable at $129,000. I188175JA.

AWESOME NEW QUALITY CONSTRUCTED 2/2 CABIN in a great location! Enjoy the mtn views from the cov’d porch, mature hardwoods. Hwd Floors, nice Kit, DR, nice FP w/custom mantel. Master on the main floor. All for $169,900! W191560JA.

AMAZING VIEWS OF PASTURE & BELL MOUNTAIN YEAR ROUND! This nice 2/2.5 newly constructed home sits on a full Basement, has an open loft w/bonus room, hwd & tile floors, nice Kitchen and more! Priced to sell at $179,000! S190480B.

NICE NEIGHBORHOOD Holds this traditional 2 story 3/3 home with a split plan on the main floor, plus full finished Bsmt! Great mtn & pasture views, gentle beautifully landscaped lot. A buy at $199,900. A168287C.

PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN Your own Mtn Getaway! Nice new 2/2 cabin sitting on a wooded lot, Loft/office, granite counters in the nice Kit, cov’d wrap around porch, rock FP & full unfin Bsmt with room to grow! Close to golf & lake recreation & college! $199,000. G177945JA.

$219,900 FOR THIS 4/3 LAKE & MTN VIEW HOME! Located close to town, easy access & easy care! Split 3/2 plan on the main w/fully eqpd Kitchen, LR w/gas FP, lg laundry, wood/tile/carpet floors. Lower level has 1/1, 2-car garage, room for office or shop! S166817C.

A NEW HOME WITH A FANTASTIC LAKE & MTN VIEW & a beautiful cov’d porch to enjoy it all from! Main floor master, beautiful GR w/wood floors, 2 guest BR upstairs & full unfin Bsmt for future living areas! In town convenient! $239,000! A137586C.

NEW SPACIOUS QUALITY HOME offering gorgeous mtn/valley/distant lake views! Cedar & rock 3/3.5, unique Kit w/ pantry, lovely FP in vaulted LR & more! Carport w/storage, loads of porches! $449,000. D192569C.

THE PERFECT MOUNTAIN CABIN sitting beside the mouth of the Hiawassee River on a beautiful wooded lot! New 2/2, includes Hwd floors, cathedral ceilings, garden spot - perfect spot for picnic & fishing! $279,000. M177608JA.

AWESOME LAKE & MTN VIEWS from this new quality built 3/2.5 home w/open floor plan! Main floor master, tile & wood floors, great kit w/solid surface counters, floor to ceiling rock FP, concrete patio for outdoor dining & to enjoy the views! Upscale address! $324,900. W178700JA.

HOLLYBERRY AT SMOKERISE offers this spacious new home w/fantastic mtn views! Two lg cov’d wrap porches, main floor master suite, lg fully eqpd Kit w/pantry, FP, beautiful wood/tile floors & oversized garage. Immaculate & a buy at $339,900! A173761C.

GA MTN TIMBER LOG HOME, PRIVATE 3 ACRES at the end of the road! Fantastic mtn views, full Bsmt, wrap deck, master on the main, loft area & nice Kit. Top quality throughout! 3 BR/2.5 BA, FP & more! $419,900. W185106C.

MESMERIZING AWESOME MTNTOP VIEWS from this private 4/4! Beautiful upgrades like cherry flrs, granite counters, huge pantry & SS appl in Kit, Master w/tiled shower & jetted tub, Stone FP & more! $649,900. C188399JA.

AWESOME LAKE VIEWS looking at the Tusquittee & NC Mountains from this Furnished LAKEFRONT HOME! With a prestigious address, this 3/3 has a wrap around porch, hot tub, and covered boat dock! $774,000. T182026C.

MTN ELEGANCE w/this deep water LAKEFRONT 5/4 HOME! Unique design features gourmet Kit w/granite counters, floor-to-ceiling rock FP, huge master w/jetted tub & oversized tile shower. Nicely landscaped gentle lot to the lake. Outside FP & rock patio! Includes new cov’d 2slip boat dock! $1,250,000! A190590JA.

SUPER OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS UNRESTRICTED LAKE LOT! Frontage on 2 sides, 356 feet! Very gentle to the water, large hardwoods & close to town! $549,900. M190533B.

PRIVATE MTN LIVING, Unique property w/2 ponds, 2 streams, 3-stall horse barn & fenced pasture, 17.35 acres plus 2 dwellings (total 5 BR/5 BA) attached w/breezeway! Japanese garden, hot tub, beautiful mtn views & just a short walk to YH College! $799,900. B173011C.

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