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Lake Arrowhead Living

FEB/MAR 2019

Nothing Says Spring Like Fresh Paint! Update and protect your home this spring with today’s newest colors and durable paints. Change the dull to bright. The outdated to the current. The faded to the fabulous. Contact us today for your free quote.

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• Interior/exterior residential painting • Wood repairing and replacement • Deck and dock staining • Pressure washing • Sheetrock repairing

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*Rebate offer is valid only with the purchase of qualifying Lennox® products. **Service offer applies to new customers only. ***See dealer for details and visit www.energystar. gov for more information on the credit guidelines and list of qualifying heating and cooling equipment. ©2009 Lennox Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox® dealer for details. Lennox® dealers include independently owned and operated businesses.

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MAIN CLUBHOUSE 770.721.7900 Administrative Office 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri 770.721.7912 | fax 770.721.7909 UEL KEMP General Manager/Director of Golf 770.721.7902 |

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GREG CANTRELL Director of Property Management 770.721.7920 | MARLYN PATOUILLET Member Services 770.721.7912 | MELISSA DEEMS Account Analyst/Billing 770.721.7907 | JAN SAMUEL Lifestyle Director 770.720.9452 | THE HIGHLANDS COURSE GOLF PRO SHOP 770.721.7902 |













THE HIGHLANDS GRILL 770.721.7900 x 3 | JOHN WILBERT Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director 770.721.7900 x 3 | ELIZABETH RAYMOND Restaurant Manager 770.721.7900 x 3 | CATERING & EVENTS 770.721.7900 x 3 | SECURITY North Gate 770.479.2565 | South Gate 770.479.2848 ARTHUR ALLRED Co-Director of Security 770.721.7917 BUDDY MOSS Co-Director of Security 770.721.7911 REAL ESTATE SALES OFFICE 770.720.2700

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BOATHOUSE/MARINA Capt. Rob James 770.479.6500 |

LAPOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Maury Nunes Administrative & Golf Exec. Vice President: Dawn James-Townes Communications Secretary: Sally Winchester [Not a Board Member] Asst. Secretary: Kathy Dietz [Not a Board Member] 2d Asst. Secretary: Vacant [Not a Board Member] Treasurer: Jim Herndon Safety & Security Asst. Treasurer: Bob Baker Environmental 2d Asst. Treasurer: Richard Piercy Fundraising Vice President: Mary Sawyer Infrastructure Vice President: Eric Atkins Restaurant

CONTACT US TODAY! 770-623-6220

Articles and photos for Lake Arrowhead Living should be sent to layccnews@ by the 1st of the month for consideration for publishing in the next month's issue. Lake Arrowhead Living is a joint publication of Lake Arrowhead Yacht & Country Club and the Board of Directors of the Lake Arrowhead Property Owners Association. Lake Arrowhead Living is published FOR FREE by KDA & Tlehs for Lake Arrowhead Yacht & Country Club and the Lake Arrowhead Property Owners Association. Please support the businesses that advertise to make publishing your newsletter possible. Subject matter published is the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher of this newsletter. Professional advice should be obtained before making any decision in which a professional is readily available. Advertisers assume responsibility for the content of the ads placed in this publication. Material published may not be reproduced without the written permission of KDA & Tlehs. The contents of this newsletter are provided for the members of the Lake Arrowhead Property Owners Association neighborhood as a courtesy only. No representations are made as to information presented, the quality of the goods or services advertised, or the veracity of the statements relating to the goods and services. The printing of opinions, information or advertisements does not constitute an endorsement by the neighborhood of such opinions, information, goods or services.



you're invited!


80's party 7:00pm to 9:00pm at The Highlands Grill $25 per person

Let’s go back in time! Whether you were going to high school or raising your kids the 80’s, it was unforgettable. We will have a fun filled evening of dancing, eating and getting to meet new neighbors. Enjoy 80's style heavy appetizers from and of course the best 80's music. So, put your iPhones down and remember when Macintosh first came out. RSVP to Jan Samuel at

STRING ART Wednesday, February 27th | 6:30pm to 8:30pm BYOH Bring Your Own Hammer! Needlenose pliers or tweezers are helpful too but not required. Join us for a fun evening creating a professional looking masterpiece. Students will create their own mason jar sign string art on wood with the help of stencils and step by step instructions. No experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Email to reserve your spot. Space is limited. 24 hour cancellation policy. No Shows will be billed. $30 covers all supplies.

FAT TUESDAY PARTY Tuesday, March 5th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Highlands Grill | $15 per person Celebrate with Jambalaya and Hurricanes! Bring your beads and Mardi Gras attire. RSVP by February 26th to Jan Samuel at



KITE DAY! Sunday, March 24th 2:00pm to 4:00pm Cost: Bring your fun to Great Festival Park

s l i a t k c o C + Canvas

This is good old fashion fun! We will meet on the Great lawn for a windy day of kite flying. So, bring your kite and hope for a breezy sunny day. Look out, you may see some giant bubbles too!

Wednesday, March 13th 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy a fun and creative evening with your friends and neighbors while painting this loose abstract floral on a large 18” x 18” canvas. Everything is provided along with step-by-step instruction. VanGo Studio brings the art class to you, teaching the basics of acrylic painting. This class is limited so please sign up early! Paint friendly clothing is always encouraged and if you’d like to enjoy your favorite beverage while creating, the bar will be open. RSVP to

Easter Egg Hunt at Great Festival Park

Saturday, April 13th | 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Egg Hunt for each group begins promptly at: 12:15pm - 0 to 3 years old 4 Golden Eggs with special prizes in each age group! 12:45pm - 4 to 7 years old Enjoy an Easter Brunch at The Highlands Grill before joining the fun. 1:15pm - 8 years old and up

petting zoo


face painting





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DINING MONDAY 10:00am to 6:00pm (no dining service) TUESDAY closed for the off-season reopening on March 5th!

770.721.7900 x 3 |

TRIVIA WITH MAURY March 14th | April 3rd Reservations suggested - call 770.721.7900 x 3

WEDNESDAY 10:00am to 6:00pm (menu service 11:00am to 4:00pm) THURSDAY 10:00am to 9:00pm (menu service 11:00am to 8:00pm) FRIDAY 10:00am to 10:00pm (menu service 11:00am to 9:00pm) SATURDAY 10:00am to 10:00pm (menu service 11:00am to 9:00pm) SUNDAY 10:00am to 6:00pm - Alcohol Sales 12:30pm to 6:00pm - A La Carte Brunch 10:30am to 2:00pm - Limited Menu 2:00pm to 4:00pm Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather/volume. Reservations: 770.721.7900 x 3 or Special Event Bookings: To-Go Orders: 770.721.7900 x 3

KARAOKE Thursday February 21st 7:00pm to 9:00pm Dinner & Drink Specials Full Menu Available

valentine's dinner Treat your Sweetheart to Dinner at The Club Thursday, February 14th | 6:00pm to 9:00pm Three Course Dinner includes salad selection, entrée selection, two side items and a shared dessert

THURSDAY PIZZA NIGHT! Dinner and Drink Specials Full menu available

Sunday Brunch Buffet is Offered the First Sunday of the Month 11:00am to 4:00pm A la carte brunch is available on all Sundays other than the first. Omelets Your Way, Sausage, Bacon, Buttermilk Pancakes, & much more!

- ENTRÉE SELECTIONS 8oz Prime Rib, Blackened Chicken, Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi (add shrimp to any entree +$6) - SIDE ITEM OPTIONS Green Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Sautéed Spinach, Scalloped Potatoes Lyonnaise, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Basmati Rice Dessert of Raspberry Cake for Two $35++/couple includes a glass of wine/beer & rose for the ladies Reservations Required 770.721.7900 x 3


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GOLF NEWS | 770.721.7902



* charity tournament


LGA Opening Meeting Feb 27 @ 6pm LGA Members & Guest St. Patricks Day Scramble Mar 16 @ 8:30am Open Demo Day Mar 23 @ 12pm - 4pm * KBD Foundation Apr 6 Open Masters Event April 13 @ 12pm Open Aeration Apr 15 & 16 5/8" tines * Angel House May 4 @ 8:30am Open Special Olympics Regional May 9 Special Olympics May 16 rain date Qualifiers Short Game Demo Day May 18 @ 12pm - 4pm Member-Guest May 25 & 26 Members and Guest @ 8am both days Father's Day Scramble Jun 15 @ 8:30am Open Red, White & Blue Scramble Jul 4 @ 8:30am Open Member-Member Jul 20 & 21 @ 8:30am Members Only Brimmer Highlands Cup Aug 9 & 10 @ 8am Members Only * Scottish Rite Aug 22 Aeration Sept 3 & 4 3/8" tines Points Championship Sept 21@ 2pm Members Only * Golfing Fore Children Sept 27 @ 9am Club Championship Oct 5 & 6 Members Only 8:30am each day LA/Bridgemill Challenge Oct 19 & 20 MGA * Homeless Veterans Oct 18 Turkey Shoot Nov 9 @ 9:30am Open 3 Kings Tournament Dec 14 @ 10am Open




4 Person Scramble, 4 clubs Flight after Play

$40 & $55

Individual Stroke Play combined with PGA Player

$40 & $55

21 day recovery / 9 holes each day 4 Person Scramble 9 & 18 Hole Competitions

2 Person Scramble & Best Ball $350/Team 4 Person Scramble Flighted after Play

$40 & $55

4 Person Scramble Flighted after Play

$40 & $55

2 Person Four-Ball


16 Man teams Match Play


4 Person Scramble


14 day recovery / 9 holes each day 10 Person, 9 Hole Shoot Out


4 Person Scramble


Individual Stroke Play


Sunday Play at The Highlands Course

2 Person Teams, 3 formats Flighted after Play

$40 & $55

3 person Scramble Flighted after Play

$40 & $55

$150 Golf Members | $175 Non-Members 5 One Hour Lessons including Playing Lessons & Practice Range Balls. PAGE 10 | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019


by Uel Kemp

On January 26, a team from Lake Arrowhead won this year’s Super Bowl Scramble. While a typical 4-person scramble golf tournament, scoring for this event was based on a football analogy. For example, a bogey (safety) was worth negative 2 points, a par (field goal) was worth 3 points, a birdie (touchdown) was worth 6 points, and an eagle (touchdown and 2 point conversion) was worth 8 points. In addition, a team could earn one or two extra points for each birdie by sinking either a short or long putt. Using this format the winning team scored 102 points. Overall, 11 teams (44 golfers) competed in the tournament and the Club awarded prizes to the first 2 teams in 2 flights. Each 1st Flight winning team member received a football trophy and pro-shop gift certificate. Other winners received pro-shop gift certificates. The winners are shown in the pictures below. First Flight: 1st Place: Brian Schell, Dave Baggerly, Curt McKinney, and Chris Benway (102 points) 2nd Place: James Hatcher, Mel Standley, Eddy Woody, and Brad Sweetwood (98 points)

THE HIGHLANDS COURSE AT LAKE ARROWHEAD 770.721.7902 Tee Times 8:30am to 6pm Mon/Wed/Thu 8am to 6pm Fri – Sun The Clubhouse is closed on Tuesdays for the off-season. Reopening on March 5th! The Driving Range closes at 5:00pm daily. Hours subject to change due to inclement weather/volume.

Second Flight: 1st Place: Ralph Lumpkin, TC Chapman, Scott Walker, and Bill Maynard (76 points) 2nd Place: Ray Champitto, Suzie Champitto, Craig Glasgow, and Pam Glasgow (70 points)


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Michael Bail C: 770-894-1689 PAGE 11 | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019

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by Ruth Nunes

Attention Lake Arrowhead, friends, family, colleagues and acquaintances! The LALGA and LAMGA will be hosting the 7th Annual Angel House Charity Golf Tournament May 4th at our Highlands Course. You may wonder, “What is Angel House?” and “Why is it our charity?” The North Georgia Angel House Inc. is a licensed Child Caring Institute located at 2260 Sam Nelson Road. Their mission is simple. Giving Girls Roots. Giving Girls Wings. It is home to 19 young ladies ages 12-21 where they are given the essential needs that a stable home would provide, relieving the stress of instability that has been present in their lives. This gives them roots in a community. Wings on the other hand gives the girls the tools necessary to leave care. Here the girls learn job readiness skills and form positive relationships by way of activities with their peers and their community. Angel House is state funded but their daily per-diem falls short by $21.00 per day per child. That is where our Charity Event, along with other fund-raising

organizations in our community help in covering this gap. Over the past six years our Charity Golf Tournament donation has grown from $4000 to $26,000. The funds from the 2018 event were used to provide double pane windows for their home. Past donations were used for other much needed improvements to the home. They hope to use 2019 donations for a new roof. So here’s how you can help! Participate in one or more of the following for our Tournament. CORPORATE SPONSOR: $600 a four person team, which includes greens and cart fees, tee gifts, lunch, a banner with your name or the name of your business and the opportunity to introduce your business at the luncheon and the opportunity to win prizes. HOLE SPONSOR: $100 Your name or the name of your business on a tee box sign the day of the tournament. PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT: $90.00 per person which includes greens and cart fees, tee gift, lunch and the opportunity to win prizes. You do not need a team nor do you need to be a pro golfer to play. Remember it’s for charity and for fun! DONATE: Cash donations are greatly appreciated! However, we also need donations for the silent auction and raffle. Here are a few suggestions, gift cards from any retail business such as restaurants, spas, gyms, salons, stores. Gift baskets, use your imagination and create a beautiful basket of non-perishable items. I’m sure your neighbors will be awed by your amazing talents. Art work, dinner and a boat ride or …. We appreciate all the creative ideas and hard work people “put into” donations.



PARTICIPATE: Bid on the silent auction. Everyone is invited to the Clubhouse the morning of May 4th to bid on the silent auction and/or participate in the raffle. There are always many wonderful donations so come out and place your bid. In addition, it’s always fun to see how much money they made from your donation. Great feeling to know how much you helped! VOLUNTEER: If you are not able to play we always need volunteers to help during the tournament. Registration and events on the course are just a few examples of volunteer opportunities. Flyers for the tournament are available in the Clubhouse or Pro Shop. Sign up for the tournament by calling the Pro Shop at 770-721-7902. Remember you don’t need to have a foursome to sign up. Registration, payment for silent auction items and raffle tickets need to be paid for with a check or cash. All donations are tax deductible as Angel House is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization.

For information, donations, corporate or hole sponsorship contact one the following: Eleanor Gibbons, LGA Charity Chairperson 678.848.3691 | Jan Garbiel, LGA President 404.291.9164 | Ralph Lumpkin, MGA President 336.520.7632 |






hosted by

Giving Girls Roots. Giving Girls Wings. It’s what we do!

They teach money management, conflict resolution, time management, menu planning, family planning, resume writing, employment skills, and many other skills to help each one reach self sufficiency. The Angel House serves all girls in North Georgia for both short and long term stays.

All proceeds will benefit the Angel House of North Georgia. The Angel House is home to 19 girls ranging in age from 12 to 21. Their primary function is to give girls the skills necessary to reach emancipation and succeed.


FIRM Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1

Angel House Tax ID# 13-4281872 - Donations Welcome

$100 – Includes tee sign

Hole Sponsor

$600 – Includes 1 four-person team, banner, and the opportunity to introduce your business to the group at lunch.

Corporate Sponsor


Please make checks payable to LALGA Mail this entry form w/payment to: LALGA c/o Paula Hall 127 Hawks Trail, Waleska GA 30183 To pre-pay, submit by April 28th

Single Players - We will place you on a Team.

















Bring cash or check for registration fee, raffle tickets and silent auction

Purchase onsite: $20 per player - 5 raffle tickets or $5 each

$90 per player

Schedule: • 7:30 Check-In • 8:30 Shotgun Start • Lunch to follow

If you have any questions call LALGA Chairperson Eleanor Gibbons @ 678-848-3691

50-50 Raffle, Silent Auction, and a chance to “Pay the Pro” to hit your shot!

There will be prizes for longest drive (male and female), closest to the pin (male and female), and flight winners.

Format: Four person scramble. Teams can be men, women, or mixed. The tournament will be flighted; no handicap required.

FIRM Registration Deadline: Wednesday May 1, 2019

Fee includes: • Lunch • Tee Gift • Golf • Prizes

Call the Lake Arrowhead Pro Shop at 770-721-7902 to register your team.

Registration Fee: $90 per player


hosted by









Putting Contest Sponsor—Includes 1 Team




Mulligan Package ($20 per package)

Please make checks payable to: KBD Foundation a nd m a il w ith th is form to: KBD Foundation c/o Dave Davis 315 Lakewood Drive Waleska, GA 30183

Total Amount Due: $_____________



Player Total

Individual Donation


Sponsorship Total

KBD Foundation Adam Holland Special Education Scholarship

Flowers For A Purpose

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Adult Disability Medical Home

Cherokee County Special Olympics

Angels on Horseback



Benefitting from the proceeds of the annual golf tournament are:

The Kathy B. Davis Foundation, Federal ID# 27-5193485, is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To support and create life enhancing opportunities for individuals with intellectual developmental challenges.”

Company Representative _____________________________

Company/Individual Sponsor Name _____________________________

(Please check the desired level.)

Hole Preference 1—18

Hole Sponsor



Hole-in-One Sponsor—Includes 1 Team

Special Needs Team Sponsor


KBD Tournament Sponsor –Includes 1 Team

Sponsorship Registration

Cut Along Line

Shotgun Start: 8:30 a.m.

Registration: 7:00 a.m.

r Organization Your business tag line here.

Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club 486 Arrowridge Waleska, GA 30183

Four Person Scramble

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Memorial Golf Tournament

Product/Service Information


Dave Davis at (615) 533-0668 or visit our website at

For additional information about the KBD Foundation, this year’s golf tournament, sponsorship opportunities, making a donation or volunteering, please contact

Participants in the Kathy B. Davis Foundation’s Annual Memorial Golf Tournament enjoy a day of golf for a great cause on the beautiful Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club Highlands Course. While the golfers compete for fun, prizes and bragging rights, their entrance fees, sponsorships and donations help support programs in the Cherokee County area that serve local individuals with intellectual/ developmental challenges.

The Davis Family

Flight Winners Raffle Drawings Par 3s Hole-in-One ~ including~

Prizes for:

Closest to Pin $2500 Putting Longest Drive

2019 Contests: Handicap ________

follow instructions for registration/payment. Pay online at

*Please enter amounts due on reverse side and

Tournament Registration Fees: $100/Player or $400/Team (60% of entry fee is tax deductible.) $20/Mulligan Package Can’t make it? All donations welcome!

*Single players will be placed on a team.

Address _________________________________ Email ___________________________________ Phone ___________________________________

Player #4 Handicap ________ Name___________________________________

Address _________________________________ Email ___________________________________ Phone ___________________________________

Player #3 Handicap ________ Name___________________________________

Address _________________________________ Email ___________________________________ Phone __________________________________

Player #2 Handicap ________ Name___________________________________

Phone __________________________________

Email __________________________________

Address _________________________________


Player #1

Team Name:_____________________________

Player */Team Registration Form

Lewallen Farms

Second Annual Live Auction and Social Event Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:00-6:00 P.M. Lewallen Farms 205 Sawyer Farm Road Waleska, GA 30183

Music by

Larry Wagner Hors d’Oeuvres and Desserts by Prestige Catering Cash Bar

Auction Items Include:

Artwork Trips Pottery ...and more

Please join us for the Second Annual Kathy B. Davis Foundation’s Live Auction and Social Event to benefit programs and activities for intellectually/developmentally challenged individuals in the Cherokee County area. This entertaining, business casual evening is open to the public


and will feature unique auction items, hors d’oeuvres, a cash

Dave Davis

bar and music by Larry Wagner.


We encourage you to invite your friends and join us for a time of fun and friendship to support our very special population. PAGE 18 | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019

By March 15, 2019

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CLUB BUSINESS 2019 DECALS for vehicles and watercraft are available.

All watercraft, both motorized, non-motorized and trailers, must be registered in Lake Arrowhead. Visit, click on Membership then click on Documents and Forms. BOAT REGISTRATION FEES (effective January 1, 2019) NON-MOTORIZED $12 | MOTORIZED $30 TRAILER $12 (Fees Double After 3/31/19) To receive your decals, Property Owners should have the following: 1. Complete and return Boat Registration Form. 2. Sign the Boat Registration Form (REQUIRED with no exceptions). 3. Provide a copy of current insurance policy listing the watercraft and coverage limits. 4. Send payment required for Boat Registration Fee listed above. 5. Account must be in good standing.

Boats may be registered at either the South Gate or the Membership office. South Gate located off of Hwy 108 or the Membership office located in the Clubhouse. Upon successfully registering, The Club issued decal shall be permanently affixed to the front left side of the watercraft and to a visible location on or near the tongue of the trailer.

SECURITY UPDATE More folks are moving into Lake Arrowhead which means more pedestrian traffic. Please drive 25 mph or less to keep everyone safe in our community. Weather patterns are constantly changing so please be prepared for the rapidly changing situations. Thunderstorms often bring trees down, and can flood the roads so this is even the more reason to slow down. The Lake Arrowhead phone system will have periodic messages during winter storms about road conditions- call 770.721.7900 x 9. We will also communicate on the LAYCC Facebook page (facebook. com/lakearrowheadclub) and our emergency management eblast system. We are happy to report our crime numbers are still the lowest around Cherokee County. Stay vigilant and report anything suspicious. If your gate swipe card or clicker stops working please contact the Lake Arrowhead Admin Office. When using the gate call box remind your visitors to give the system several seconds (10-15) to connect the call.

ARCHITECTURAL EXTERIOR WORK POLICY When an Exterior Work Permit is approved, the owner will be sent an 8 ½ x 11 permit that shall be placed in a window on the first floor of the property. The blue permit sign indicates that work on the property was reviewed and approved by the Architectural Review Committee.


Parking in the Narrows Marina parking lot is reserved for slip holders only. Slip holders are requested to park only one vehicle in the parking lot. Please car pool guests from Great Festival Park. Property owners in the Narrows should use Great Festival Park for any overflow parking.


• Park for use by member and guests only. • No lifeguard on duty - swim at your own risk. • Park closes at sunset. Use the facilities at your own risk. • No littering. No motorized vehicles. No fires. • No alcoholic beverages. No glass containers. • No loud music. No fishing. No pets of any kind allowed. • Children under 18 must be supervised by an adult. • ANYONE DAMAGING PROPERTY OR VIOLATING PARK RULES WILL BE BANNED.

Co-Directors of Security Arthur Allred 770.721.7917 | Buddy Moss 770.721.7911 North Gate 770.479.2565 | South Gate 770.479.2848

Norman & Susan Graham Lucas & Megan Hall Matthew Norton Zachary Blake Densmore Tracy Densmore Louis & Elaine Heid Charles & Saowapa Cassidy Ronald William & Cheryl Lynn Sullivan WELCOME NEW OWNERS

ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS WHO RENT OUT YOUR HOME: Please notify your tenants that all Resident Guests (all those who rent, lease or otherwise occupy a home which they do not legally own) must renew their photo ID cards annually. All gate cards and remote devices belonging to Resident Guests who have not renewed their photo ID cards will be deactivated effective Monday, April 8th. Call Member Services at 770.721.7912 Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm for an appointment. PAGE 20 | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019

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Vicky Garcia Fitness 678-328-7662

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YOGA Tuesdays 9:00am at the Clubhouse In this class you’ll move fluidly through yoga flexibility-based postures, classic stretching, and balance poses. This class focuses on increasing muscle length, range of motion, and body awareness & appreciation. The combination of both static & dynamic stretching, yoga flow, and relaxation allows for a mindful and physical awakening. Please bring a yoga mat.

THE MIX Thursdays 9:00am at the Clubhouse Using high repetition and lower weights along with intervals of low impact, this class is designed to gain cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and strengthen bone density. This is a great place to start a weight training regimen or take your current strength workout into the group setting. Get ready for fun, friends, and getting fit! Please bring a set of light weights and yoga mat. Cost is $5 per participant per class. For additional information, contact Jan Samuel at 770.720.9452 or email

RACQUET SPORTS MIXED DOUBLES Play year-round on Monday, Wednesday, Friday - weather permitting. 1:30pm during colder months (Nov through April) | 9:30am during the warmer months (May through October) Regulars will be notified via email when time changes. Format: 4 game sets, then teams break and new teams formed. Otherwise ITF Rules of Tennis apply. All players are welcome. Contact: Maury Nunes (770.720.5003 | man. or just show up. Courts are reserved for this Doubles group. WOMEN’S DAYTIME DOUBLES Organization begins upon advent of warmer weather and lasts through the early fall. The format for women’s tennis is regulation tennis, 2-3 full sets. The level of tennis played is B-5+ (ALTA) or 3.0-3.5 (USTA). It is played during the warmer months only (May/June through Oct. 1). Former ALTA or USTA newcomersare welcome. Contact: Jill Rose at or 770.720.8961

ALTA TEAM PLAY is based out of BridgeMill as Lake Arrowhead is outside the ALTA boundaries. Contact Pat Perry at BridgeMill at 770.720.9635 or pat.perry@ PRIVATE PLAY is always encouraged; to help, we provide a roster of the known players who live in Lake Arrowhead. This is kept within the tennis community and not shared outside Lake Arrowhead - contact Maury Nunes (770.720.5003 | To check to see if a court is available, you may contact Membership at or phone 770.721.7912. PICKLEBALL Looking for a fun way to get some exercise? Join us on Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday afternoons at the Red Cloud Pickleball and Tennis Center or just come out a see what it is all about. For more information regarding Pickleball, contact Bill Hess at 770.704.6297 or B3779@


SPORTS & FITNESS OLD TENNIS STUFF… OF VALUE!(?) by Maury Nunes It seems to be true that over time, avid tennis players, like most athletes in different sports, tend to accumulate various accoutrements of the game and there’s always the question of whether to dispose of that old stuff. We may hang on to an old racquet or an old hat for sentimental reasons, but I began to wonder if some of this stuff might have big value as an antique? So, I did some research on the internet. Question #1 has to be when does an athletic item go from being just “old stuff ” (or even “old junk”) to becoming an antique or, better yet, “a valuable antique”? According to, an antique should be at least 100 years old, though some items, like automobiles, are exempt from that rule. 100 years is not an encouraging start for my hope that my old stuff is going to become a source of great wealth, especially as old tennis racquets didn’t seem to be exempt from the 100-year standard.

However, now there’s apparently a movement toward defining “collectibles” which suggests that old stuff can accrete value rather than continue to depreciate, and that threshold is set at 50 years. Much better, as I’ve got some stuff that could qualify! So how much money is locked up in those valuable assets handing around in my attic or buried in a closet? On the one hand, eBay, that venerable site, isn’t exactly indicating that I don’t have to worry about the market value of my 401(k) declining. A bunch of racquets that were billed as “antique” or “vintage” were offered below $50. On the other hand, there was a racquet offered for $15,000 from 1876. That’s 120 years old, so I guess I could think about including this stuff in my Will, for which, no doubt, I’m sure my grandchildren will be suitably grateful, especially when they cash in during their years as seniors. Then I found a site that offered antique athletic equipment of quite a few sports; I couldn’t resist taking a look at vintage bobbleheads, in which there seemed to be a lively market. Who knew?

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COMMUNITY INTEREST DEER IN LAKE ARROWHEAD There are numerous benefits to living in Lake Arrowhead. One of the most wondrous is the extraordinary abundance of natural resources and wildlife. Our lakes, forests, creeks and streams, mountain views, a wide variety of birds, foxes, squirrels, deer and, yes, even coyotes enhance our life in this community. However, that very abundance is a cause for concern with the growing deer population. The increased number of deer in Lake Arrowhead is obvious and negatively impacting many aspects of the human community as well as the deer community. For example, if you’ve recently walked any of the trails through the woods you will have noticed the significant lack of understory growth (the vegetation layer beneath the main forest canopy) primarily due to deer overpopulation feeding there. The understory also provides food and habitat for smaller wildlife and birds that is now unavailable forcing those species to move to other places. The diminished understory is an unfortunate factor causing deer to leave the forested areas seeking substitute food. They’re frequenting yards and public areas, destroying landscaping and even eating “deer-resistant” plants. In Georgia, the odds of having a deer-caused crash were one in 131 in 2017 (see online Patch article, 10/10/2018). Driving through Lake Arrowhead, you are very likely to encounter deer as they venture closer to roads to feed and create road hazards, so can expect more traffic incidents caused by deer than have already occurred, and indeed they are recorded as increasing. Too many and more deer means the health of the herd will decrease. With limited food sources deer become malnourished and more susceptible to disease. Human feeding of the deer adds to the problem because it encourages more deer to visit the immediate area. It also throws the ecology out of balance. White-tail deer are well adapted to Winter survival. They “bulk-up” adding

by Maury Nunes fat layers during Summer and Fall, but are normally more sedentary n Winter using up that stored fat. Their Winter digestive systems aren’t equipped to handle excess food, so it’s best to leave nature to balance itself, not to mention protecting neighbor plantings from being exposed to deer temptation. Note, too, that deer often harbor deer ticks, which unfortunately also endanger humans with Lyme Disease among others. While few of us are likely to get close enough to a deer to pick up a tick, infections occur (like that of my own Aunt) of people when a tick up in an encounter between deer and a pet dog transfers to the human. Georgia is seeing an increase in deer. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources there were an estimated 1.35 million deer in Georgia in 2017, up from 1.27 million in 2016. 80,000 more deer is a huge 6+% increase in a single year. At that rate, populations double every 12 years. Here in Lake Arrowhead there are few natural predators to the deer population, so the rate of increase may well be greater. Foxes are a small risk to fawns. Coyotes are the only major threat to deer, but the coyote population is also a concern for our pets. As deer are tempted into inhabited areas more frequently (e.g. by human feeding) the risk of coyotes following grows. We can all take a few precautions to protect and enjoy our wildlife here in Lake Arrowhead: • DON’T FEED THE DEER. You do them a disservice and create traffic and disease hazards for yourself and others. • LOOK OUT FOR DEER WHEN DRIVING IN LAKE ARROWHEAD, especially at night. Deer travel in herds. Where you see one, there will likely be more. • IF YOUR PETS (ESPECIALLY DOGS) ARE OUT WHEN DEER ARE OR HAVE BEEN FORAGING NEARBY, CHECK CAREFULLY FOR TICKS.


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P – Pull the pin (break the thin wire or plastic seal) A – Aim the nozzle at the base of what is burning and the fire

We often hear about the value of having fire extinguishers in our homes, cars or boats. How much thought is given to the questions of type, placement, size, actual use of fire extinguishers and replacement? The purpose of this article is to answer these questions so that you the reader can be better informed regarding fire extinguishers. But FIRST, in dealing with any fire situation, always ask yourself this question before attempting to put out the fire: Has 911 been called? (make sure you have) & Can I escape quickly and safely if I attempt to extinguish this fire? We will first discuss the different classes of fire extinguishers, which consist of types A, B, C, D and K. Type A class fires involve ordinary combustible items; such as wood, paper, plastic, rubber and cloth. Type B class fires involve flammable / combustible liquids. Type C class fires involve energized electrical equipment. Type D class fires involve combustible metals. Finally, Type K involves unsaturated cooking oils that are used in cooking appliances typically found in commercial kitchens. The most common type of fire extinguisher residents will encounter is the Type ABC dry chemical combination. This type of fire extinguisher combines 3 classes and covers the most common type of fires residents will encounter. They also work well for small car or boat fires. The next part of our discussion centers on selecting the appropriate placement of fire extinguishers and size. The key in home fire safety is having one larger than 5lbs and placing it in multiple areas throughout your home. It is best to have them readily accessible to potential fire areas such as your kitchen and fireplace. Also, they can save a life if placed close to the main exit points of the house. In these areas the fire extinguisher can be used to reduce the size of a fire blocking the exit long enough for people to escape the burning structure. The last question in our discussion of fire extinguishers is how do we use them? Remember, the acronym PASS when thinking about how to use the fire extinguishers that have been placed strategically in your home.

S – Squeeze the handles together (this releases the chemical agent inside the extinguisher) S – Sweep the nozzle back and cover (covering the burning material and fire) Fire extinguishers should be visibly checked monthly for any dents, chips or signs of corrosion and to ensure the pressure level are in the green section on the gauge. If your fire extinguisher is showing a reduced charge or if it is beyond the recommend life span of 10 years you can safely discard it with your trash by following the steps below: 1- Move to an outside area away from cars, other property and vegetation. The agents used are harmless, but can be irritating if inhaled and can result in a dust-like coating on items. 2- Pull pin on extinguisher 3- Turn extinguisher upside down. (this will minimize the amount of fire-fighting agent discharged) 4- Face extinguisher away from yourself into an open area 5- Squeeze handle and hold until discharge stops. It is now safe to dispose of the fire extinguisher with your regular refuse. Here are some good websites to further your fire extinguisher knowledge: (, (https://www., (http://www.boatus. com/boattech/articles/fire-extinguishers.asp). They provide related articles and links to other websites in this subject. Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this article and checking out the related videos to better equip yourself, your home, your car or boat to deal with a possible fire.


by Chief Rebecca Strobl

This is the time of year that we reflect on both the positive and negative things that occurred in the last twelve months. It is the time for New Year resolutions and renewed passion to accomplish them. The purpose of this article is to get the reader to include on their New Year resolution list things that will keep their family warm and well during the New Year. PAGE 26 | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019

COMMUNITY INTEREST I would like to challenge the reader to make preparedness one of your New Year resolutions. People often look at the word preparedness and think that it is too large of a project to jump into. They think it will take too much time and too much money to really get their family equipped for a disaster. This article will walk the reader thru some simple and economical steps to get your family headed down the path of being prepared. The first place to start is thinking about the members of your family and what their daily needs include. Such things as food, water, warmth, medications, toilet facilities and the ability to shower / bathe come to mind. Take a look at your pantry and ensure it is prepared in case you are stuck in your home due to impassible roads from severe Winter weather here in Lake Arrowhead. Consider stocking up on canned items such as vegetables, soup, noodles, pasta sauces and tuna to prepare for those events when you are blocked from reaching the supermarket for several days. It is also important to plan ahead regarding the purchase of any dairy products that you consume regularly to ensure you do not find yourself short on these products. Another good item to have in your pantry, that can be stored safely for several years, are easy to prepare meals that only require boiling water to assemble such as the ones at (www.mountainhouse. com or . It is nice to have a hot meal when the temperatures are cold outside. It is a good idea to talk with your doctors and local pharmacists about stocking up on vital medications that your family utilizes so that if you are stranded in your home for an extended period of time your family will have the vital medications they need. Do not forget your furry friends when checking the readiness of your pantry. The last thing you want is for your pet to run out of food when for whatever reason you cannot make it to the store to restock their supply. Thinking about stocking your pantry with canned and dry pet foods will keep your furry friends smiling instead of crying. The humane society has a good article about preparing your pet in general for both natural and everyday emergencies (http://www. html). The second place to think about is an alternate way to safely heat your home and keep your family warm. It is essential to get your chimney inspected ( prior to using it as a heat source and stock up on blankets / thermal clothing. Ensure you have an adequate number of fire extinguishers in your home and properly placed. The loss of electric will quickly negatively affect your home’s tap / shower water and toilet / sewer availability. You want to ensure your family’s home to prepared with an alternative drinkable water source. Some examples of this are stocking up on bottled water or purchasing a gravity fed water purification system such as Berkey water filters (www. which can filter pretty much any type of water source. There is a store called True Prep (www.truprep. com) that has a location in the Metro Atlanta area which

can supply your family with the berkey filters, alternative toilet resources and other items to prepare your family being trapped in your home for an extended period of time. It is also important to realize that if we lose power in Lake Arrowhead there is a strong possibility the water / sewer plant could lose enough pressure in the system that the sewer system will not be effective. Careful thought needs to be given in this situation to utilizing the toilets and your family’s hygiene. I found some great articles (https://www. and (https://www. about getting your family ready when you find your self without running water. Thank you for including family winter storm preparedness on your new year’s resolution list and have an awesome 2019.

Heart disease is on the rise in the United States with more than 475,000 people dying from cardiac arrest each year. The American Heart Association estimates that 70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they do not know how to perform CPR or their previous training has lapsed. Would you know what to do if you witnessed someone having a cardiac emergency? Often times individuals think that they simply rely upon EMS to provide CPR to individuals they witness having a cardiac emergency in public places, their loved one / friend. The reality is that for every 60 seconds that passes after someone is in cardiac arrest (not breathing / heart is no longer pumping normally) their probability of surviving drops 10%. After 4 minutes of cardiac arrest brain damage starts to occur and after 10 minutes the chances of survival are extremely poor. A bystander that provides high quality CPR can double or even triple the rate of survival for these individuals. Learn How to SAVE A LIFE. Get CPR certified or renew your current Heartsaver CPR Certification in a community CPR class hosted by the Lake Arrowhead Fire and Rescue Volunteers. There is no cost for the class, but donations are appreciated to help cover cost of the 2 year certification card that will be emailed to the student upon successful completion of the course). Please email is you are interested in being placed on a waiting list for future classes.



December 13, 2018 – Morris A. Nunes, TriviaMaster

N.B. Arrowhead Trivia utilizes a mnemonic with the 1st letter of each of the 25 answers (or phrase 1st substantive word (e.g. title) or last name if a person) in order, spell a message. Figuring out the mnemonic yields no extra credit, but can be a valuable hint for questions that might stump you.

MNEMONIC CONTAINS 7 WORDS: 1ST WORD: 8 LETTERS: 1. Games: One of the oldest children’s game involves retrieval of an object by single- footedly following a pattern laid out on the ground? 2. Music: According to the hit song by Tony Orlando, where was the yellow ribbon supposed to be tied if he was to get off the bus? 3. Christmas Carols: In the Christmas Carol, 12 Days of Christmas, what is the gift for the 9th day? 4. Geography: What City is considered the capital of the Scottish Highlands? 5. Photography: What form of photography is considered the first true photographic process? 6. Government: Who is the current U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services? 7. Automobiles: What European hatchback import was manufactured by Zastava Automobiles and sold in the U.S. only between 1985 and 1992? 8. Acoustics: The British call it Asdic; what’s the American name for this kind of acoustic technology? 2ND WORD: 5 LETTERS: 9. Crafts: What is the name for a person who makes barrels or casks? 10. Psychology: What is the term for an extreme or irrational fear of heights? 11. Oceanography: What is the term for the phenomenon of a massive algae bloom that discolors the ocean and is productive of toxins to which some humans are allergic? 12. Philosophy: One of the Great Books of the Western World that had a profound effect on political philosophy, is the 1762 book, The Social Contract, written by whom? 13. Chemistry: What metallic element has the single letter Y as its chemical symbol? 3RD WORD: 2 LETTERS: 14. Computers: What is the generic name for computer programs that service, facilitate or improve operations of computers and other software? 15. Bible: Which Old Testament biblical character battled the Philistines and sacrificed himself in the destruction of their temple?

17. Medicine: What branch of medicine is concerned with the eyes? 5TH WORD: 1 LETTER: 18. Physics: A negatively charged atom is called what? 6TH WORD: 3 LETTERS: 19. Brands: What brand of outerwear derived its name to evoke the most rugged type of mountain climbing in our Hemisphere? 20. Poetry: What Longfellow poem begins with the words “This is the forest primeval, the murmuring pines and the hemlocks”? 21. Meteorology: What is the meteorological term for the condition of heavily obscured visibility arising during a snow storm or blizzard? 7TH WORD: 4 LETTERS: 22. Television: What British Broadcasting Company comedy series that parodied government focused on the fictional Department of Administrative Affairs? 23. Georgia: What is the nickname for teams from Reinhardt University? 24. Celebrities: What is the last name of the famous singer who bills herself simply as Adele? 25. Idioms: All of us have gotten invitations asking us to RSVP. What is the exact phrase in its foreign language, that RSVP stands for? TIEBREAKERS: T1. Forestry: According to the U.S. Forest Service Inventoried Stem Count what species of tree is the most common in the United States? T2. Shakespeare: In all of his plays at the end of most scenes where two or more actors are still on stage, written at the end of the scene are two Latin words meaning “All go offstage”. What are those two words? T3. Contests: Perhaps not as widely known as it should be, the Great Fruitcake Toss, is a contest held on the first Saturday in January each year in Manitou Springs, Colorado. While labeled a toss, mechanical throwing means are permitted to be used. What is the record in feet for the longest toss of a standard-sized mail-order fruitcake?

4TH WORD: 2 LETTERS: 16. Geometry: What is the name for a quadrilateral with just two parallel sides? PAGE 28 | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019


Off Season Pontoon Boating Skills Verification Workshop On Wednesday, February 13th, from 6:30 to 8:00pm, the KYSC Boat House will be hosting a Workshop at The Highlands Grill. We will cover all the legal paperwork and Lake Arrowhead nautical rules of the road. After this workshop, all that's left is for us to observe your docking skills (which is not a lesson; it is assumed that you already have previously skippered a pontoon boat). This “off season” workshop will greatly speed our skills verification session that is required by our insurance before your first time pontoon rental. To encourage you to come, we are offering this workshop for just $25 (regular fee is $39). Plus $1 sodas/ tea, $3 beer, $4 wine/hot dogs/sandwiches. Doors open at The Highlands Grill at 6pm. If you are considering joining our Pontoon Boating Club that saves you 33% off our normal rental rates, this would be an excellent time to get the membership process started. Visit our website and follow the simple directions at the top of the booking page for “Newcomers Pontoon Checkout”.


COMMUNITY INTEREST MAKING CARDS IS FUN by Tommy C. Simmons, WAC Co-Treasurer A hands-on card-making workshop on Jan. 9 kicked off Lake Arrowhead’s Women’s Activity Club 2019 programs. The workshop was lead by Barb May, Gayle Matson, Patti Adams and Jean Nigro, who set up four workstations in Lake Arrowhead’s clubhouse dining room. At each station, all the supplies were available for making a featured note card plus instruction from the table leader on how to make the card. “Making cards is fun,” was the exclamation heard many times during the activity. Members of the Women’s Activity Club (WAC) made at least four cards and those who had experience in card design and construction completed more for their card collections.

Patti Adams shows WAC members how to make a card with cutouts

After the card-making activity, the WAC members enjoyed a soup and sandwich lunch and yummy peach cobbler with ice cream. Barb May offers ideas for a Valentine card

Following the January program, Gloria Anderson, WAC co-treasurer, announced plans for a February Valentine’s luncheon at the club. Annual dues for Lake Arrowhead’s Women’s Activity Club are $10 per person. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month. To join, send dues to: Gloria Anderson, 286 Red Cloud Drive, Waleska, GA 30183.

Gayle Matson taught WAC members how to add dimension to a card

Jean Nigro offers a simple notecard pattern

Four workstations set up by Patti Adams, Gayle Matson, Jean Nigro and Barb May enable participants to make four different cards.


by Tommy C. Simmons, an enthusiastic gardener During the holidays, I cut a couple of branches of Southern Bayberry, also known as Southern Wax Myrtle, to fill out a floral arrangement. The evergreen grows wild along many of Lake Arrowhead’s roads and can also be purchased at a landscape garden supply. Southern Bayberry has a pleasant herbal fragrance. According to gardening books, the tree’s gray berries that mature in fall and remain on the tree through early winter can be boiled to create a waxy substance used in making bayberry candles. The tree reaches a maximum height of 30 feet and can be pruned to exhibit several twisty trunks with foliage at the top. The tree likes moist soil along stream banks and road drainage ditches. PAGE 30 | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019

Southern Bayberry grows just fine in Lake Arrowhead and deer don’t eat it. Photo by Tommy C. Simmons




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COMMUNITY INTEREST Fantastic news! The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will once again be hosting the FCA Mega Sports Camp at Lake Arrowhead Church from June 10th-13th from 9:00am to 2:00pm This is for children in the Lake Arrowhead community & outside of Lake Arrowhead. Grades for registration for the FCA camp is 1 through 8. Lake Arrowhead children will have the first opportunity to register - free. After a cut off date there will be a $25.00 fee. Outside the community can register after LA children have had an opportunity to register. Look for the registration link in the March Blast to register. This camp fills up fast so make sure you register your child at the first posting of the FCA link. You can also call the Lake Arrowhead Church office to get further information as it develops. 770.479.3886 Happy Mega Sports Camping.

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by Sarah Martin Jones Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng. New York: Penguin Press, 2017.

But like a match tossed into a dry forest, the perfect life in Shaker Heights is about to ignite. A close friend of Mrs. Richardson wants to adopt a Chinese baby abandoned at a fire station. But Mia, whose back story comprises a third of the novel, feels that the natural mother deserves to keep the infant. Soon, battle lines are drawn as Mia campaigns for the reunion of mother and baby and Mrs. Richardson vows not only to support her childless friend but also to uncover Mia’s secret past. And what a firestorm this begins. A physical fire begins and ends the novel, but, like the title states, little fires fueled by passion are burning within all the characters. Mrs. Richardson sees Mia’s nomadic lifestyle as a threat to her carefully controlled, domesticated life. “Rules exist for a reason,” she states. “If you follow them, you would succeed; if you didn’t, you might burn the world to the ground.” Oldest daughter Lexie is ready to burst out of Shaker Heights together with her boyfriend, Brian. Trip embarks on a relationship that is far more passionate than

“The earth is all scorched and black after a fire,” Mia tells her, not knowing how literal Izzy will apply this. “Everything green is gone. But after the burning, the soil is richer, and new things can grow.” At its heart, Little Fires Everywhere is a story about mothers. It explores the question: What makes someone a mother? Is it biological connection? Cultural? Emotional? The book also asks: Can love alone suffice to raise a child? Mrs. Richardson knows her answer. So, too, does Mia. Readers are encouraged to answer this for themselves. MY WINE RECOMMENDATION If ever a vineyard were perfectly named for pairing with a book, Firelands Winery is that place. Located in Sandusky on Lake Erie between Cleveland and Toledo, the estate has been a leader in bottling regional wines and establishing European varieties in the East. Their 2011 Estate Bottled Gewurztraminer, Isle St. George, won them a Gold Medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute. With a distinctive yellow straw color, the wine is flavorful from start to finish. With distinct flavor of passion fruit, it is an excellent wine to sip while reading. $15 Sarah Martin Jones is a former English teacher and author of Quicksand: A Cautionary Love Story. Her next book, Summer Squall, will be available in 2019. You can reach her at www. or




Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl aren’t concerned about the aesthetics of Shaker Heights when they rent a unit from Mrs. Richardson. They simply need an affordable place to live where Mia can pursue her photography and Pearl can perhaps make some teenage friends – something she hadn’t done at their last residence, or the one before that, or the one before that. Soon, Pearl is like one of the family at the Richardson’s, watching Jerry Springer after school, borrowing a top from Lexie, hanging out at high school with Moody, having a crush on Trip, and observing the antics of Izzy, who at fifteen is the youngest, and most rebellious, Richardson. “They dazzled her, these Richardson’s,” Mia observes as Pearl becomes more a Richardson than a Warren. “With their easy confidence, their clear sense of purpose.”

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