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COMMUNITY NEWS A MAN (AND WOMAN) FOR ALL SEASONS: BOB AND DEBBIE JOHNSTON
by Sarah Martin Jones
When a storm knocks out power, or a tree blocks a driveway, or a person is stranded on Little Refuge Road, quite likely a gray Jeep will be in route to help. Inside that vehicle will be Bob, founder of the Lake Arrowhead CERT program and together with his wife, Debbie, recipients of the 2018 Order of the Arrowhead. “Their devotion to this program is outstanding,” said Gary Charles, a CERT member who presented the award at the November resident’s meeting on behalf of the LAPOA Board. “Whatever the hazard, Bob and Debbie and the trained CERT members are there to help.” Lake Arrowhead residents since 2004, the Johnston’s spearheaded the organization of a LA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2010. Starting with a handful of volunteers, they built the organization to more than 125 trained volunteers. “Bob cares about this community,” says Judy Lumpkin, a six year member of the CERT team. “No matter what the emergency, he has our team ready. From ice storms to tornadoes, he plans for every condition.” And Bob’s work doesn’t stop there. For him and Debbie, CERT is more than just training people. He has built relationships with Cherokee County Emergency Management and was instrumental in securing a Homeland Security grant to purchase and equip a red CERT trailer that is dedicated to Lake Arrowhead. He was also instrumental in securing a grant from Amicalola EMC to outfit and train a “Chainsaw Team” who can assist property owners in clearing away fallen trees. “While we hope a disaster never come to Lake Arrowhead, it’s certainly a comfort to know that thanks to Bob and Debbie, we have trained neighbors who can help,” says Charles.
One grateful neighbor is Grandma’s Kitchen, a family-style, home delivery caterer in Lake Arrowhead. The Chainsaw Team cleared trees from the roads so that deliveries could be made in the neighborhood last winter. To keep the CERT skills ever ready, the Johnstons recently coordinated three days of emergency training drills in conjunction with the Cherokee County Emergency Services to ensure that they are knowledgeable about Lake Arrowhead and the emergency needs that may arise in a mountain/lake community. “Sometimes we have snow and ice storms up here that make the roads almost impassable,” says Charles. “Thanks to the Johnstons, Cherokee County personnel can coordinate their assistance with CERT. Bob’s knowledge of disaster preparation comes from his career working with worldwide satellite communications. “When a storm like Katrina hit the coast,” says Bob, “I saw firsthand the destruction that happens when communities are unprepared. I didn’t want that for Lake Arrowhead.” And that gray Jeep that shows up to help pull a driver out of an icy ditch? When Bob was an active member of the Lake Arrowhead Volunteer Fire Department, it was even equipped with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). For residents who worship at the Lake Arrowhead Chapel, Bob and Debbie are friendly faces. When the church was conducting a search for a pastor
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COMMUNITY NEWS in 2011, Bob who had been serving as the Worship leader, often leading songs with his guitar, stepped up and filled in as the minister. He is also an avid amateur radio operator and served as the Cherokee County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) coordinator, an organization that can facilitate communication in the event of a disaster. He used this knowledge to set up radio communication capabilities in the CERT trailer (with a repeater station on Pine Log Mountain) and trained CERT volunteers on how to operate emergency radios.
Rounding out his service to Lake Arrowhead, Bob was a member of the LA Volunteer Fire Department until 2017, putting in extensive Emergency Medical Training programs like Wilderness EMT. “Bob recognizes that willingness to help others works much better if you are actually trained and prepared,” says Charles.
Now that Debbie is retired from a career in online education, the Johnstons intend to continue being active LA residents. “Everyone should give back to a community,” says Debbie when asked why she and her husband devote so much time to serving others. “It makes the quality of life better for everyone.”
Congratulations, Bob and Debbie. And thank you for your service.
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BROWN BAG WINE SOCIAL Thursday, January 17th | 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Highlands Grill
It’s fun and easy to meet other neighbors. Everyone brings their favorite bottle of wine (red or white) and then let the games begin! You will sign in and your wine becomes a number. White on one side, Red on another and heavy appetizers in the middle. You will receive a wine glass and taste, eat and socialize to meet your neighbors. You will vote on what White wine you enjoyed the most as well as what Red wine you like the most. At the end the winners of each wine table will be revealed, and a gift card will be presented. We will be serving heavy appetizers to enjoy. Please RSVP to email@example.com so we can have an idea of how many will be attending.
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Paint a two piece along with your favorite person $40 or one by yourself $25. Please wear paint-friendly clothing and if youâ€™d like to enjoy your favorite beverage while you create please BYOB! Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by emailing email@example.com.
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Primetimer’s Chocolate Fondue Social Wednesday, February 6th | 3:00pm to 5:00pm at The Highlands Grill $5 per person Who is a Primetimer? A Primetimer is anyone 55 and older looking to bounce back into action and enjoy life. We are having a fun social gathering for you to meet people with some of your same or perhaps new interests. This activity is simple, if you enjoy chocolate, come join us for an afternoon of dipping fruits and sweets into the delicious chocolate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE KATHY B. DAVIS FOUNDATION TO HOLD SPRING EVENTS The Kathy B. Davis Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization in Cherokee County, is hosting two major fundraisers in the coming months. The organization’s second annual Live Auction and Social Event on Sunday, March 31, 2019, will be held at Lewallen Farms in Waleska, GA, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. This special afternoon will feature music by Canton pianist, Larry Wagner, spirited live and silent auctions with hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Prestige Catering. The KBD Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament, the foundation’s largest undertaking of the year, will be held the following weekend, Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club in Waleska, GA. The Kathy B. Davis Foundation was established in 2011 by Dave Davis in memory of his wife, Kathy, who had a passion for serving and supporting others, especially young people with intellectual and developmental challenges. The goal of the foundation is to reach out into the community and bring together people from all walks of life. Its mission is, “To support and create life enhancing opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental challenges.” Expanding on Kathy’s dedication to the special needs population, Mr. Davis has grown the organization’s sphere to include senior citizens and others in the community with a desire to volunteer and serve their neighbors. The KBD Foundation established and sustains three programs of its own: • Special Needs Golf Clinic • Flowers for a Purpose • KBD Foundation Adam Holland Special Education Scholarship The Special Needs Golf Clinic is held each year, prior to the Memorial Golf Tournament and is open to the public. Volunteers, under the direction of Dave Davis, a certified
by Dave Davis
Special Olympics Golf Coach for Cherokee County, work with area residents who have intellectual or developmental challenges to teach them basic golf skills and a love of the game. The 2019 clinic will be on Friday, April 5, from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club Highlands Course. To register yourself, a family member or friend, please visit the website at www.kbdfoundation.net Flowers for a Purpose is a monthly activity which brings together members of the special needs population and area senior citizens who want to learn about flowers and create beautiful arrangements. The bouquets are then shared with the participants and Cherokee County residents who may appreciate a little extra sunshine in their day. The Kathy B. Davis Foundation Adam Holland Special Education Scholarship was created in 2012 in honor of Adam Holland, a courageous young man with Down Syndrome who is Eric Davis’s best friend. It is awarded annually to an area college student majoring in Special Education. In addition to its own programs, The KBD Foundation contributes to the work of other non-profits in Cherokee County and north Georgia. These organizations include Angels on Horseback in Jasper, GA, Adult Disability Medical Home in Marietta, GA, and the Cherokee County Special Olympics. For more information about the Kathy B. Davis Foundation, to make reservations for the Live Auction and Social Event, or to register for the Special Needs Clinic or the KBD Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament, please visit the website at www. kbdfoundation.net or contact Dave Davis at (615) 533-0668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.” Benefitting from the proceeds of the annual golf tournament are:
Company/Individual Sponsor Name _____________________________ Company Representative _____________________________
Angels on Horseback
Cherokee County Special Olympics
Adult Disability Medical Home
Flowers For A Purpose
KBD Foundation Adam Holland Special Education Scholarship
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Mulligan Package ($20 per package)
Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, April 6, 2019 Four Person Scramble Lake Arrowhead Yacht and Country Club 486 Arrowridge Waleska, GA 30183
r Organization Your business tag line here.
Total Amount Due: $_____________ 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
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2019 Contests: Closest to Pin $2500 Putting Longest Drive
Player */Team Registration Form Team Name:_____________________________ Player #1
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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.
Prizes for: Flight Winners Raffle Drawings Hole-in-One ~ and ~
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.
Player #3 Handicap ________ Name___________________________________ Address _________________________________ Email ___________________________________ Phone ___________________________________ Player #4 Handicap ________ Name___________________________________ Address _________________________________ Email ___________________________________ Phone ___________________________________
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LALGA YEAR END BUSINESS MEETING 2018 This year-end business meeting was more than just the usual year end meeting. It was the final year (of a 6-year reign) of the LALGA Presidency of Eleanor Gibbons. Eleanor was exceptionally gracious in thanking the 2018 Board and the other Boards of her tenure for all their hard work. She stressed gratitude to all for the tremendous efforts in making The Angel House Tournaments such a success. She became truly emotional as VP Jan Garbiel presented her with a crystal trophy as a Thank You from the Board and all the LALGA members for the time, effort, energy and passion she has “put in” to make the LALGA a success. But since Eleanor was still President until the end of this meeting she did not miss a beat and carried on with business as usual, starting with Pat Horlock leading an inspiring prayer. Eleanor introduced Cindy Rincon our only new member to attend the meeting. I suggested every member bring a friend to the Spring Meeting and double the membership of the LALGA. As the election is held tonight all the candidates- Jan Garbiel, Arra Bolding, Nancie Hobby, Deb Bettencourt and Paula Hall - were introduced and thanked for running for office. The final votes were cast. The elections committee, Dolores Bennett, Linda Reynolds and Karen Walker went to work tallying the votes. Events Chair Gail McGurk highlighted a few of the events that are being considered for next season. All ideas are welcome, but in the meantime, she is working on a Maui Ball, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and a few other themed events. Gail did a great and fabulously creative job this past season as Events Chair and I certainly hope she is our party/golf/Events Chair for the coming season. Every year the LALGA has a charity event. The past 7 years the charity has been Angel House. The past 2 years the MGA has cohosted this event with us. Eleanor informed
by Ruth Nunes
us of the many improvements AH has made thanks to our generous donations. We all voted for AH to be our charity event for next season as we are dedicated to making this event a success. Many of us know charity begins at home. The MGA and the LALGA have been participating in monthly Highlands Course workdays, thoughtfully organized by MGA President Ralph Lumpkin, coordinating with Eleanor, Uel and chief greens keeper Rob. Course improvements, like freshly painted bathrooms and fewer divots, are due to Ralph and his team, who are all MGA or LALGA members. Pat Horlock presented the Treasury report. Though funds are low, all agree spending decisions were wise. Money is spent on awards and décor for events, end of year gifts and, of course, donations to charity. Speaking of money well spent, Gail did an amazing job creating centerpiece floral arrangements cleverly using pumpkins as vases. I’m sure she worked really hard “cleaning out” the pumpkins and arranging the flowers in copious bouquets. In addition to Gail’s festive décor, Chef John prepared what I would consider his best of many delicious buffets for our events. A few of the highlights were flank steak, asparagus tempura and coconut cake. Elizabeth and her team were busy serving drinks as we celebrated the evening and a few of us were even lucky enough to celebrate our awards. The end of year awards were presented by Eleanor as follows: Hole in One- Lynn DeWolfe and Carol Burton. Both of these magnificent events occurred on the 13th hole. Birdie Tree - 1st Place: Eleanor Gibbons; 2nd Place: Marti Webb; 3rd Place: Pam Glasgow Ringer Board - 1st Place: Karen Walker; 2nd Place: Lynn DeWolfe; 3rd Place: Pam Glasgow; 4th Place: Eleanor Gibbons and Paula Hall Play Days - 1st Place: Dolores Bennett; 2nd Place: Patti Adams; 3rd Place: Carol Burton; 4th Place: Mindy McCutcheon and Ruth Nunes
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Speaking of winners, the Election Committee certified results for our newly elected Board: President - Jan Garbiel Vice President - Deb Bettencourt Secretary - Joan Eberhardt Treasurer - Paula Hall Congratulations to all! And, again speaking of winners, the beautiful floral centerpieces were raffled to 8 lucky ladies. They were: Lois Olson, Mindy McCutcheon, Lynn De Wolfe, Grace Kreft, Gwen Evers, Carol Burton, Tommy Simmons and Ruth Nunes. Eleanor was also given a lovely bouquet as an additional thank you. As the final gesture, the LALGA members attending the meeting were all presented with the year-end gift of a sleeve of golf balls with the LALGA logo and a pink Lake Arrowhead divot tool and ball marker. It was a fun evening, leaving us all looking forward to next season!
GOLF ETIQUETTE AND WORK DAYS
by Ruth Nunes
“So,” you may ask, ‘what do golf etiquette and works days have in common?” In fact, you may even wonder, “What is a workday?” Well, in case you don’t know, last year the Men’s Golf Association Leadership, in cooperation with the Ladies Golf Association Leadership, “put together” “workdays” for the MGA and the LGA to form a “Team” to help Rob and the Golf Course Ground Crew maintain and “spruce up” certain aspects of the Highlands course. Then you might inquire, “What, exactly, are nonprofessionals capable of doing to help out on the course?” The MGA leadership worked closely with Chief Greens Keeper Rob and GM/Golf Pro Uel to set up a program/plan that we the community could participate in helping to maintain the course. The Team first evaluated the course and projects that could safely be accomplished by non-professionals. Next, they set up the work schedule and announced the dates to the golfing community. As expected, within Lake Arrowhead they immediately got an overwhelming response of people wanting to help out. Once a month on a Tuesday morning the Team got together and a lot was accomplished. A wide range of tasks were completed from repairing divots to painting bathrooms. Friendships were made and a real sense of accomplishment and camaraderie prevailed. No doubt, now you are mulling, “What does all that have to do with golf etiquette?" Turns out, the answer is “A lot.” Here’s why: There are some very basic ideas about behavior and habits on the golf course that go beyond just being courteous to your foursome, but also show courtesy to the foursomes that follow you. Yes, repairing your ball mark on the green is both etiquette to other players and helps maintain the course. Other examples would be filling your divot. If you’ve ever had the experience of your ball stopped dead or redirected by a large divot on the course, you know how important that can be. The 90-degree rule also helps with maintaining the course, especially any time we get heavy rain just as has plagued us too frequently this season. Using the cart paths as much as possible, rather than driving on the fairways, even in dry weather helps. Even raking the traps saves time for the regular crew, so they can attend to more demanding tasks. The MGA and the LALGA plan to continue the workdays in the upcoming season. We hope you will find the time to participate. We can all benefit from knowing what it takes to maintain the course and how we can all help during our play days. Thanks to all who participated this past season.
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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. Please RSVP by 2/7 - visit our website www.kyscboathouse.com and follow the simple directions at the top of the booking page for “Newcomers Pontoon Checkout”.
BOAT REGISTRATION Information will be available in February, 2019. Forms may be downloaded from the website at lakearrowheadclub.net. All items in Dry Storage MUST display the current decal to continue using Lake Arrowhead Dry Storage. If you are a Property Owner and need a Dry Storage space, call Member Services at 770.721.7912. As a reminder, it is a violation of the covenants to park or store the following: boats, vehicles, trailers, campers, RVs, etc. on your property. Agreements may be terminated at any time due to past due accounts.
SECURITY UPDATE We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. Our best chance for slippery and icy conditions are now here so please stay off out roadways if they become covered with snow and ice. Keep a blanket and some warm clothing in your vehicle in case on an emergency. It’s a good idea to keep can goods such as soup on hand in case you can’t get to a store for food. Notify security 770479-2565 North Gate or 770-479-2848 South Gate if you are having a weather related emergency. Of course, if it is life threatening first call 911. Just remember spring is around the corner. Co-Directors of Security Arthur Allred 770.721.7917 | Buddy Moss 770.721.7911 North Gate 770.479.2565 | South Gate 770.479.2848
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. Need to renew? Call Member Services for an appointment at 770.721.7912.
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.
NARROWS MARINA PARKING 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. LAKESIDE PARK RULES
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.
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SPORTS & FITNESS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@ hmsgolf.com 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 | email@example.com). To check to see if a court is available, you may contact Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org 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@ hotmail.com.
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COMMUNITY INTEREST LAKE ARROWHEAD TRIVIA #55
November 15, 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 5 WORDS: 1ST WORD: 8 LETTERS: 1. Football: At the time of his retirement, this quarterback held most records for quarterbacks most of which have now been surpassed. However, one record he still holds is the most consecutive seasons for a quarterback scoring a touchdown by running the ball into the end zone, befitting his reputation as a superb scrambler. Name him. 2. Movies: Gary Cooper starred as the town marshal in an iconic Western for which he won the 1952 Best Actor Academy Award. When released and among movie historians it has been considered from several perspectives as allegorical for the tensions brought on by the Cold War. Name the film. 3. Space Travel: Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. Who was the second man to walk on the moon? 4. Ballet: Which two-act ballet of Pyotr Tchaikovsky is often associated with Christmas? 5. Fabrics: A DuPont product introduced in the 1970’s became the leading fabric used in bulletproof /bullet resistant vests, and though challenged in recent years by new inventions, is still very popular in that market. Name the fabric. 6. Energy: A process to increase well production of natural gas and oil, injects water, steam and a small amount of specialized chemicals to increase pressures and crack rock formations to free the hydrocarbons. What is the common generic name for this process? 7. Theater: What is the term for an actor who learns the role of another in order to serve as a replacement if necessary? 8. Weapons: What pistol was standard issue for Germany’s Wehrmacht Army officers in World War II? 2ND WORD: 8 LETTERS: 9. Religion: Which religion has clergymen who hold the title Bonze? 10. Poetry: Who was the American poet who wrote the famous epic poem Paul Revere’s Ride?
11. Language: Political correctness has caused an explosion of the use of mild or indirect terms or words in place of terms or words possibly perceived as harsher or offensive. What is the word for such substitute words? 12. Chemistry: A radioactive isotope with number 90 of the element with Symbol Sr, was identified as a particularly dangerous product of fallout from atmospheric nuclear testing. What is the element? 13. Food: The product named spam derives its name as a contraction of two words. What are those two words? 14. Geography: Of all the island nations, which one contains the largest number of individual islands? 15. Hockey: What City is home to the Predators hockey team of the National Hockey League? 16. Cartoons: What breed of dog is the cartoon animal, Scooby-Doo? 3RD WORD: 4 LETTERS: 17. Music: Gary Puckett and his band had several Top Ten hits in the late 60’s including This Girl Is A Woman Now, Woman, Woman, Lady Willpower & Young Girl. What was the name of Gary Puckett’s accompanying band? 18. Georgia: What town in Georgia is the only one where a U.S. President has been born to date? 19. Travel: Among the most famous trains of all is the one that ran from Paris, France, to Istanbul, Turkey formerly known as Constantinople. What’s the name of that run? 20. Architecture: What is the name for the central post of a circular staircase? 4TH WORD: 2 LETTERS: 21. Flags: One of the simpler national flags is the standard rectangle, bifurcated horizontally, with light blue in the top half and yellow in the lower half. What country’s flag is that? 22. Oenology: What red Italian wine derives its name from the Latin words that mean the blood of Jupiter?
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COMMUNITY INTEREST 5TH WORD: 3 LETTERS:
23. Golf: Through television Arnold Palmer became a golf celebrity. What nickname did the media give to the large crowd of fans, often loudly and ostentatiously demonstrating their support for Palmer, that attended tournaments in which Palmer played?
T1. Dogs: The true famous story of Grey Friars Bobby is about a dog who guarded the grave of his master for 14 years. Additionally, legend has it that when Mary Queen of Scots was executed a dog was under her petticoat. Both these dogs were of what Scottish pure breed?
24. Airports: What is the name of the International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts? 25. Culture: The German word for leather breeches describes a cultural icon of Bavarian dress. What’s the word?
T2. Media: Around this time each year, usually something of a media frenzy begins over Time Magazines Person of the Year. Originally called Man of the Year, who was the very first Awardee in 1927? T3. Politics: In last week’s election for Georgia’s Secretary of State, which appears headed for a run-off between Republican Brad Raffensberger and Democrat John Barrow, how many total votes, including those for Libertarian Ted Metz, were cast, according to the Secretary of State’s Office?
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COMMUNITY INTEREST READY FOR FUN by Tommy C. Simmons, WAC Co-Treasurer Lake Arrowhead’s Women’s Activity Club (WAC) is planning a year of fun programs and luncheons. The schedule kicks off with a card party on Jan. 9 at the clubhouse, when talented WAC members Barb May, Gayle Matson and Patti Adams and show WAC members how to make an assortment of special cards. The card artists have organized work stations for each type of card and everyone at the luncheon will have an opportunity to make each card before lunch. This is a favorite activity for WAC members and all are looking forward to being able to make special Valentine’s cards for loved ones. Lake Arrowhead Women’s Activity Club members were introduced to The Magnolia In March, Sarah Martin, Lake Arrowhead Living’s book Salon and Spa at a private event in November. Photo by Stuart Anthony. review and wine columnist and author, and myself will host a show-and-tell luncheon about purses. Bring your favorite purse with you and tell everyone why it’s your favorite. We expect to see a variety of bags. Guests will learn about the history of purses and we hope to have a neighbor who custom makes purses show some of her creations and tell how she got interested in designing and constructing purses. Mark your calendar for March 13. Details will be announced later.
In April, the WACs will visit the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to view the special exhibit featuring European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Annual dues are $10 and can be mailed to: Tommy Simmons, 284 Hillside Dr., Waleska, GA 30183.
LAUREL GARDEN CLUB The Laurel Garden Club's finished Christmas tree decorated with the theme "Into the Woods" set up at the Canton Library. Several Lake Arrowhead residents are members of the club and are inviting Lake Arrowhead residents to join. Annual dues are $40. The club is affiliated with the state Garden Club of Georgia. For information, call Tommy Simmons at 678.880.6543. Laurel Garden Club decorates tree for the Canton library. Photo is by Jan Komara.
PLANTS IN LAKE ARROWHEAD Mahonia: It’s Not Holly by Tommy C. Simmons, an enthusiastic gardener An evergreen, Mahonia is sometimes called grape holly. Of interest to Lake Arrowhead residents, Mahonia isn’t eaten by deer. In fact, the plant has been so comfortable in our woodland setting, that it self-propagates in the woods making it seem to be a native. Likes partial shade and can be used as a foundation planting. PAGE 24 | JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019
Grows in the wild and deer don’t eat it. Photo by Tommy C. Simmons
COMMUNITY INTEREST TRIVIA ANSWERS - 4 WORDS: THANKFUL BLESSING UPON US ALL 1ST WORD: 8 LETTERS: THANKFUL 1. TARKENTON, FRAN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran_ Tarkenton 2. HIGH NOON https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Noon 3. ALDRIN, BUZZ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzz_Aldrin 4. NUTCRACKER SUITE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_ Nutcracker 5. KEVLAR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletproof_vest 6. FRACKING https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing 7. UNDERSTUDY https://www.dictionary.com/browse/ understudy 8. LUGER https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luger_pistol
3RD WORD: 4 LETTERS: UPON 17. UNION GAP, THE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_ Puckett_%26_The_Union_Gap 18. PLAINS, GEORGIA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plains,_ Georgia 19. ORIENT EXPRESS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orient_ Express 20. NEWEL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newel
2ND WORD: 8 LETTERS: BLESSING 9. BUDDHISM https://www.dictionary.com/browse/bonze?s=t 10. LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere%27s_Ride 11. EUPHEMISM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphemism 12. STRONTIUM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strontium 13. SPICED HAM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food) 14. INDONESIA https://www.reference.com/geography/countryislands2b4f91e94f983742 15. NASHVILLE, TN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hockey_League#List_ of_teams 16. GREAT DANE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scooby-Doo
5TH WORD: 3 LETTERS: ALL 23. ARNIEâ€™S ARMY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Palmer 24. LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_International_Airport 25. LEDERHOSEN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lederhosen TIEBREAKERS: T1. SKYE TERRIER https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Queen_ of_Scots#Execution T2. LINDBERG, CHARLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_ Person_of_the_Year T3. 3,924,317 https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/ GA/91639/Web02state.220747/#/
4TH WORD: 2 LETTERS: US 21. UKRAINE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine 22. SANGIOVESE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangiovese
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COMMUNITY INTEREST HOLY MOLY!!!! LOOK HOW THE YEAR ENDED!
by Jill Strickland
What a wonderful undertaking this has been for the women (and 2 men!) this year who are contributors to Shepherd’s Hook. There have been all kinds of blankets, hats, scarves, socks and some soft dolls made for someone, somewhere in this world. All from residents or resident’s families right here in Lake Arrowhead. All have been handmade and knitted, crocheted or loomed. Countless yards of yarn and fleece fabric have been purchased or acquired from donations. The creativity has been endless as every week there are new things to look at when the articles get turned in. It has truly been a joy – a lot of fun – and lot of skills taught and learned over the year. Take a look at who received these beautiful creations: 48th Brigade Families Amity Care Hospice (Vets) Babies in Red (American Heart Association) Cherokee Health Department, Canton Cherokee Homeless Vets Cherokee Violence Center Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter HOPE Center Knit Your Bit* Northside Cherokee Hospital - ICU Northside Cherokee Hospital Baby Northside Hospital Cancer Center Operation Gratitude* RM Moore Elementary Christmas Gifts Troop Boxes for Christmas - LA Resident (CJ Mello)* Veterans in Nursing Homes(Brian & Canton) *National Campaigns that went to our troops serving overseas Now – drumroll please – Shepherd’s Hook members have given 1,670 articles THIS YEAR! Please take a look at more highlight pictures from this year. We’d love to have you in a picture during 2019! If you’re thinking about joining - Shepherd’s Hook meets Monday at 10 at the church (you do not need to be a member) and we supply the yarn and fabric for blankets. OR – we come to you! Shepherds@Home is for those who work at home and we will bring materials and pick up as often as you need. We are a group who welcomes everyone – don’t hesitate as you think on how your time will be spent in 2019. Come join us! Please get in touch with me or email email@example.com.
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COMMUNITY INTEREST READING BETWEEN THE WINES
by Sarah Martin Jones We are All Made of Stars – Rowan Coleman. New York: Ballantine Books, 2015.
Can a novel set in a hospice be joyful? Can a book about death-bed letters be uplifting? It can when crafted by the capable hands of Rowan Coleman, whose writing style is often compared to Jojo Moyes (Me Before You). During seven days in a London neighborhood, the lives of seven characters evolve from being stranger to companions, friends, and love interest. Stella, the central character, is a night nurse at the Hospice of St. Francice. She chooses this shift so that she and her husband, Vincent, can co-habit as he struggles with PTSD and alcoholism after losing not only a leg and but also a close friend in Afghanistan. She occupies the long night hours writing letters for dying patients. It is one such letter that gives the book its title: “I am the air, the moon, the stars,” a patient writes to his beloved. “Everything made becomes part of the universe, and everything that is part of the universe becomes us. For we are all made of stars.” Whether the letter’s intent is to apologize, to confess, to advise, or to reassure, Stella faithfully pens them, promising not to mail them until after each patient passes on. It’s a promise she keeps until she meets Grace and hears her dark secret – a secret she feels Grace should share while she is still alive. Across the hall from Grace is Hope, a twenty-year-old with cystic fibroses who is recuperating at the hospice from a dangerous infection. A college dropout, book cover designer, and writer of songs, she is resigned to living her life with her mum and dad, safe from the outside world. Her best friend, Ben, sees it differently, encouraging her to take a chance and embrace life. “When you feel afraid,” he advises her, “go outside at night and look up, because when you do that, and you think of all those other stars out there, nothing on this earth is frightening anymore. Nothing.”
hand-written letters. “On the page,” she writes, “words become immortal, beautiful, personal, heartfelt, and special. A letter is a memory that will never be lost, will never fade or be forgotten.” My Wine Recommendation A short trip across town would take these characters to London Cru – a winery based in a former gin distillery in South London. Using grapes sourced from Germany and the south of France, they produce cool-climate wines that have won numerous awards. For a versatile bottle that would please everyone, choose their 2017 Chancery Lane Chardonnay. With a taste more like Chablis than an oaky Napa Chardonnay, the wine is light and fresh with ﬂavors of apples and pears. It pairs well with game, oysters, or even a fresh English garden salad. $20 Sarah Martin-Jones is a former English teacher and author of Quicksand: a Cautionary Love Story. Her next novel will be available in 2019. You can reach her at sarah.gently@gmail. com or www.SarahJonesAuthor.com.
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Down the street from Stella’s home lives Hugh – a reclusive historian whose daily routine is interrupted by a new next door neighbor, Sarah. A struggling single mom to a ten year old son, she encourages Hugh to live in the now: “It’s not easy, being in this world. Picking yourself up, getting yourself together, time after time, only for some bastard to whack you back down. But what else can you do, right?” These seven characters are interconnected by a cat. At the hospice, where he seems to know exactly who needs comforting, his name is Shadow. When he is eating bacon at Hugh’s house, he’s known as Jake. And when he snuggles next to Sarah’s son, he answers to Ninja. In some ways, he is the living embodiment of the book’s theme – the connections between people and the universe that surrounds them. Cats live in the now – a lesson that all the characters learn. “This is what matters,” Hugh realizes. “This moment, this present, this life, this death.” The book ends, appropriately, with a letter written from Stella to Vincent addressing, among other things, the importance of
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