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Home on Lake Wedowee June 2013 • www.LakeWedoweeLife.com • Free


June 2013 Vol. 6 No. 4

Home on the Lake

Table of Contents Special Features 14. Home on the Lake Embracing the Lake Life 18. Home on the Lake A Family Tradition 14. Home on the Lake Embracing the Lake Life 23. Home on the Lake Secluded Paradise 28. Home on the Lake Designer Lake Living 32. Home on the Lake Repurposed History 36 News to Know Appreciate Your Green Resources

In This Issue 8. Letter from the Editor 10. At a Glance 12. Hooked on Lake Wedowee 38. Creative Crafting 40. Not Too Shabby 42. Chamber Chatter 44. Where in the World is Lake Wedowee Life? 46. What’s Cooking 52. Lake Wedowee on Instagram

Contributors Lynn Amason Tracy Carpenter David Corson & Lee Kelly Bonny & Wendell Huddleston Brian Morris Dorothy Tidwell


Lake Wedowee Life

877.959.LAKE (5253) 18285 Highway 431  Wedowee, AL

www.LakeWedoweeLife.com On the Cover This issue is dedicated to Home on the Lake and Brian and Mary Weaver’s home on the lake is featured on page 28.

Lake Wedowee Life magazine is published six times a year and available around the Lake Wedowee area which includes Randolph and Clay Counties in Alabama as well as parts of West Georgia. All content in this publication is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, or otherwise published without the prior written permission of Neighborhood Publishing. © 2008 Neighborhood Publishing

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Fun Times with Friends & Family With the exception of football season, I have to say summer is my favorite season. Lake Wedowee comes alive with activity and people this time of year. There are parties, events and just the lazy day playing on the lake with friends. I love every minute of it! The month of May was jam packed with events every weekend and June is just as busy for those looking for something to do. I am particularly excited about the Homemade Ice Cream Contest on June 16. I will have my spoon at the ready and can’t wait to dive into the fabulous flavors we are bound to have. Homemade ice cream is probably one of the best things about summer on the lake and is definitely my guiltiest of guilty pleasures… One time when I was a sports editor, I used my column to persuade people running a concession stand to start making homemade peach ice cream! I am sure there are some fantastic recipes our readers use and I would love to sample them on June 16! (It also happens to be Father’s Day so what better way to celebrate dad than with some Homemade Ice Cream. Check our website for more details.) Coming next month of course is Independence Day. Celebrating the Fourth of July on Lake Wedowee is special for everyone and this year will be no exception. You can start the celebration by watching or participating in the boat parade (You can register at Lakeside Marina, Wedowee Marine or Lake Wedowee Life) and then enjoy the fireworks at Chimney Cove that night sponsored in part by Meadowcraft and Wedowee Marine. Or you can go to Lineville and kick off Summer Sizzle with Kevin Moon and friends. The fun continues as the weekend begins with the 10th Annual Randolph County Sheriff’s Rodeo. Concerts conclude each night with Lard Bucket performing Friday and Kevin Moon entertaining the crowd on Saturday. So mark your calendars for these fun events and for more information visit, our website at www.LakeWedoweeLife.com!

Enjoy Life! Kelly Caldwell


upcoming events To get more information about upcoming events visit LakeWedoweeLife.Mobi and click on ‘Events’

June 9th

July 4th

Wave Runner Charity Ride Wedowee Marine

Boat Parade The Pines at Lakeside

June 1st

June 10th-14th

Fireworks Chimney Cove

Summer on Main Downtown Roanoke

Teen STAR Camp Ashland Theatre

June 3rd-7th

SUSCC Kid’s College Southern Union Wadley

STAR Camp for Kids Ashland Theatre

June 8th Art on the Median Downtown Wedowee LWPOA Annual Picnic Rice Pavilion

June 16th Lake Wedowee Life Ice Cream Contest Wings & Things

June 26th-28th

Summer Sizzle Thursdays in July Lineville Park

July 5th & 6th RCSD Rodeo Wedowee

Fame JR Ashland Theatre 1/16 or 1/32 oz red jig head supporting a white chartreuse.

Lake Wedowee Fishing Advice

2 inch curly tail jig or a black/blue has been working well also. Cover water your electronics will be your best friend. God bless and good fishing.

By Brian Morris, Fishing Guide June fishing this year I predict will be good due to cooler temperatures and water flow of our lake. The fish are scattered right now but they will pile up on your favorite spot before long. Here is what I recommend doing in June for bass. Look for long points that have pockets close to them (just like in my May report) fish are still there! Throw a C-rig, something with green pumpkin, a creature bait or a finesse worm. The bass this year for some reason want something slow moving like a crank bait or a

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spinner bait. But I have been catching a few on top water using a pop R or a walking bait like a spook on steep banks early in morning. Crappie fishing has been good all year. Keep a good eye on your electronics as they are hovering over and around standing timber and where the standing timber use to be, suspended in 8 to 12 ft of water. You can catch them trolling using a


Reflections of Lake Wedowee I was reflecting on the past the other day and couldn't help but smile. Wedowee and I have changed over the years. I remember my first fishing trip. My uncle Steve picked me up, I think I was twelve years old. We went to this pond way out in the woods. When we pulled up to the bank of the pond, my uncle pulled the flat bottom boat out of the truck and slid it down to the water, he mounted the trolling motor on the back then pulled the battery out of the truck to run the trolling motor. Even at twelve years old I remember thinking I sure hope we don't run the battery down. I still have my first tackle box that my uncle gave me for my birthday. It had a form inside that you filled out and mailed in to have a name plate made for it. Today I fish out of a bass boat with three batteries in it and my truck battery stays in the truck. Bonny has given me fishing tackle for birthdays, Christmas, etc. that I'm ashamed to tell you what they cost.

Hooked on Lake Wedowee by Wendell & Bonny Huddleston But you know all of this would be for nothing if Wedowee hadn't changed also. Sure I could go fishing other places, but I love Wedowee. Of course I realize I'm prejudice mainly because as a high school senior in 1980 at Randolph County High School I remember looking down at the old Highway 48 bridge and thinking... I don't think they are going to have enough water to cover that up...not to mention make it 60 to

70 feet under water. The new 431 wasn't there yet. My parents live in the north end of the county and we had to drive to Wedowee on what now is old 431. Now the lake is here and attracting all kinds of people and businesses. In 1980 I couldn't have imagined the impact the lake was going to have. I know the economy has been tough here lately, but without the lake I'm sure it would be much worse. I love Lake Wedowee, it is good for all of us. I've heard people say between memorial day and labor day you don't recognize any one in the grocery store, now that’s got to be good for the economy. Without the lake Im not sure what we would have, but odds are we wouldn't have a boat dealership, or even have a Lake Wedowee Life magazine. Even if you don't have a boat, fish, ski, or swim at Flat Rock Park you have to say thank you to Lake Wedowee. Enjoy the lake, I know I will. Bonny gave me a lifetime fishing license and I plan on wearing them out. See you on the lake.


Embracing the Lake Life Before Joe and Joy Jones bought their lake house in October 2009, they considered themselves beach people. "We would go to the beach four or five times a year at least," Joe said. "But now, we may go once a year." The Joneses second home is in Bent River subdivision and they didn't intend to purchase a home as large as their primary home in Bremen. "We really were looking for a

Home on the Lake Story by Kelly Caldwell Photos by Amanda Causey small cabin, but we couldn't find it," Joy said. "But we have made this house our home at the lake." On our tour of their home the Joneses were especially proud of their brick walkway that leads down to their dock. "We did it ourselves and it changed a lot over the course of the project," Joy laughed. "It started as just a landing and then continued to evolve over time. "We actually worked on it so long that we had to get two permits from Alabama Power Shoreline Permitting," Joe added. The pathway utilizes repurposed brick from around the area. Joy and Joe Jones enjoy their Lake Wedowee home as much as possi"It's amazing what people will ble. The couple also participates in community events such as the Lake give away if you are willing to haul Wedowee Fourth of July Boat Parade. it off and ask nicely," Joe said. The couple have embraced the theme complete with pageant were the boat to remember," Joy Lake Wedowee lifestyle and pargowns. Their crew was promisaid. "We didn't win, but people ticipate in local events like the nently featured in the Austill talk about us." Fourth of July Boat Parade. The group had a Miss America gust/September 2010 issue of Lake "Our first year we definitely


Wedowee Life. "It was so hot that we had several of our pageant girls jump in dress and all while we waited for results," Joy said. The Joneses have fallen in love with Lake Wedowee and enjoy their home year round. "The community really is really special," Joy said. "We love the small town charm that we have here and because we are so close to our first home, we enjoy it all year long." To view more photos of the Jones’ home, visit www.lakewedoweelife.com


Fred Amason began construction on his Lake Wedowee cabin before the RL Harris dam was finished. All of his children have lived in the cabin after leaving home.

A Family Tradition There are not many homes on Lake Wedowee like the Amason Cabin on Fox Creek. First, most of the materials for the cabin were gathered on the family's land and second, it took the owners 30 years to spend the night for the first time. "My dad had people interested in buying this land before the lake was backed up," Fred Amason said. "But I knew this was a special place and I wanted to build here. "We began building the cabin in the 1970s," he said. "I had a friend that had a saw mill and I 18 Lake Wedowee Life

would take trees cut from our land to him... And we gathered rocks for the foundation from around here as well."

Home on the Lake Story by Kelly Caldwell Photos by Zach Amason The main level of the home features wood walls and floors consisting of a variety of wood collected from the family land. Once the foundation was in place and the walls were up, Fred

took a break from construction and actually went to work down at the dam. "We did some different things in here and it was more out of necessity than anything else," Fred said. The fireplace and chimney are made of rock collected from the land, but that didn't happen overnight either. "When I started the fireplace I was able to get black mortar, but this was really like putting a puzzle together finding the right pieces to fit and by the time I was ready to finish the fireplace I


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Fred and Janice Amason with their children and grandchildren at their 50th Anniversary celebration in 2012 couldn't get the black mortar anymore," he said. For years, the cabin remained very primitive and was enjoyed by the Fred and Janice's sons as a camp house. "We never intended for the cabin to be more than a rustic camp house," he said. "It didn't have indoor plumbing, air conditioning or even electricity. But that all changed when Carlton Amason and his new bride Lynn decided they wanted their first home to be the camp house. "It just had a subfloor at that time," Lynn said. "And there wasn't stairs to the upstairs... Just a ladder." Bathrooms were constructed and stairs were added for the newlyweds. "When we lived here it didn't have air conditioning," Lynn said. "We just

didn't stay empty for long. "My sister got married and moved into the cabin and then Brian my brother and his bride did later," Carlton said. In fact all four Amason children lived in "The Cabin" as newlyweds. "We nicknamed it the "Weaning House" because all of our children moved out of our home into the cabin," Janice said. However, in 2010 Fred and Janice were renovating their main home and became the last of the Amasons to live in the house full time. "We were the ones to build it and we were the last ones to live in it," Fred laughed. "I guess you could say we were slow builders." had the attic fan, but we made it The Cabin is now used for family work." get-togethers at the lake and last Carlton and Lynn lived there for a spring was the site of Fred and few years before building elsewhere Janice's 50th Anniversary celebraon the family's land. But, "The Cabin" tion.


Secluded Paradise Robin and Doug Bruton have always been "lake people" but their home lake hasn't always been Lake Wedowee. "We always went to Lake Altoona with my parents," Robin said. "But, after we lost them it was too much for me to go back there." The Brutons' had other family on Lake Wedowee and one Fourth of July holiday the pair came over for a visit. "We were familiar with the lake, but that trip sparked out interest in buying out here," Doug said. Their first purchase was a home in the Swag Cove area of the lake but it didn't fit their needs and on a whim, the pair started exploring. Story by Kelly Caldwell "When we found this house we Photos by Amanda Causey really weren't thinking of buying because we already had a house," Doug said. "But we fell in love with the location and the house."

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The Brutons' bought their home on Creek Run in 2006, but it didn't exactly fit their needs. "Doug's wheels are always turning and he likes projects," Robin said. "The basement wasn't finished and we really wanted more room. So we got to work." Enlisting the design services of Max Fulbright, the Brutons' not only revamped the interior of the home by relocating the kitchen and adding a screened porch with outdoor fireplace, they also built a three story detached garage with an apartment on the third floor. "We have family in Arizona and when it gets to hot out there in the summer, they come here," Robin said. "So we wanted to have room for everyone." The couple also wanted the feel of the mountains at the lake and


different elements of their home are reminiscent of a lodge in the mountains. "The screened porch is my favorite room in the house," Robin said. "It's cozy with the fireplace and then you have all the sounds of

nature to go with it." In landscaping the outside of the home, the Brutons' also added a feature that's quite unique. The home features a fountain in front of the home that travels down a waterfall into a collecting pool at base-

ment level. "It's something different that we love," Robin said. "This is our forever home and it's a place we want our children and grandchildren to enjoy."


Designer Lake Living A work in progress is how Brian Weaver describes his home known as "Take It Easy" on Lake Wedowee. "When you do it yourself, you are never really finished," Brian laughed. Brian and his wife Mary along with his in-laws originally bought their lake lot in Hunter Bend in 2006 but just recently completed the home last year. "My in laws decided they were more beach people so we bought them out, but we were not in a hurry to build because we wanted everything to be just right," he said. The Weavers along with their three children Grant, Stella and Lloyd would come over and camp for the day in tents in the beginning and then in a camper.

"That was tough packing up for our adventures on Lake Wedowee, but we have been using our place for a long time." In fact their youngest child Lloyd, now 6, was the first to jump off the upper level of the dock four years ago.

worked as a stone mason and the attention to detail in the home is evident. "We hope this is our forever home and we wanted it to be right and reflect us," Weaver said. The four bedroom home features a mix of stone, brick, wood, metal and concrete. "A lot of our subcontractors looked at us funny with some of our ideas," he said. "But, it all came together and we love it." Story by Kelly Caldwell Mary was instrumental in not Photos by Amanda Causey only picking out tile colors but also designing the patterns in the bathrooms. "He is the wild one... We actu"One of the guys told her she ally made the railing on the second couldn't tile the sink top, so she floor higher so he couldn't climb it stayed up one night and did it herand jump," Weaver said. self," Brian said. "You don't tell her As a prior profession, Brian she can't have what she wants.

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"We have a lot of stories about the process and we worked with some awesome people." Weaver utilized local craftsman on things they couldn't do themselves including finishing the hardwood floors that were reclaimed heart pine. "Charley Norton and Norton's Flooring did a great job on the floors," he said. "It was a process because we wanted them so dark, but the end result is terrific." To see more of the Weaver’s home, visit www.lakewedoweelife.com

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Repurposed History When Lonnie and Cookie Smith built their home on Lake Wedowee, they knew one thing... They didn't want it to look new. In 2008, the couple dismantled Cookie's parents house in South Carolina taking great care to preserve as much of the home as possible. "If my mother could see this house, she would be amazed," Cookie said. "Their home was very basic and simple." The old home place was a twobedroom, 1,000 square foot farmhouse. "We were able to reclaim a great deal of the materials," Lonnie said. "And, the Brian Stephens (our builder) made the most of it."

News to Know Story by Kelly Caldwell Photos by Amanda Causey The main level features a great

deal of materials from the old home including cypress cabinets in the kitchen as well as oversized doors made from the rafters and floor joists. "Underneath the asbestos siding was cypress board and batten, we were able to use that for the cabinets in the kitchen," Lonnie said. "Her dad built the old house and was probably close to 100 years old when we began the process," Cookie said. "We spent 27 days (not all at once) dismantling the old house." Being able to reclaim the materials, gave the Smiths new home an aged feel but the couple also wanted modern conveniences. "We have geothermal heat


pumps and spray foam insulation in the home," Lonnie said. The floors on the main level are tongue and groove heart pine while the log posts in the entryway were from a friend that had leftover material from his mountain home. "We lost some of the material to theft and weather but we used what we had," Cookie said. The Smiths discovered Lake Wedowee by browsing the classifieds of their local newspaper. "We saw an ad that said 'we make new houses look old,'" Lonnie said. "That intrigued me and when we met them, they started talking about Lake Wedowee. "They bought the lot in 2005 before Hunter Bend Phase 4 had been released to the public. " The streets weren't paved here yet when we bought," Lonnie said. "We selected this lot because there are two islands out there and we have big water views in both directions. We really liked the view potential on this lot." The Smiths continue with finishing touches on their property with landscaping. "Ann Hammond did our stone walkway leading to the water," Lonnie said. "It's a work in progress but we love


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Appreciate Your Green Resources If you own property in Randolph County, there's a good chance you also own a few trees. We at Corson Tree Service appreciate that trees are both a pleasure and a nuisance; an asset and a liability. When they're not framing a beautiful sunset over the lake or providing much needed shade from the summer sun, they're dropping trash or threatening to fall on the garage. While trees can increase the value of a property, they also demand regular maintenance. The trick is knowing how to best maximize the benefits and minimize the risks. Here are a few tips to help manage your natural bounty. Trees compete for nutrients and sunlight, and congestion often results in costly problems down the line. Congested trees grow taller and lop-sided as they reach for patches of sunlight in the canopy, and they also tend to be structurally weaker and more susceptible to disease. Though we're reluctant to remove any living tree, it's good to be in-

News to Know by David Corson & Lee Kelly

tentional about what trees you want to keep and why. While buildings depreciate with time, trees and other green resources can appreciate, and easing congestion is an effective way of helping your favorite trees help themselves. A common practice to alleviate risk and control the growth of troublesome trees is to considerably cut back the crown. Topping, though unsightly, is often thought to be the most effective way to reduce immediate danger. However, it's also considered an inappropriate practice by the International Society of Arboriculture. Topping frequently kills, and even trees that survive are at high risk of structural failure in the following years. Most importantly, a proper crown reduction, where limbs are systematically pruned to reduce size and weight, can achieve the intended result while preserving the natural health and beauty of the tree. David Corson is the owner of Corson Tree Service. Check out his ad in Lake Wedowee Life!


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Creative Crafting By: Amanda Causey

Up-cycled Solar Lights For those of you who know me personally (or if you have read my bio on our website) you probably already know I have a pickle addiction. I could eat a pickle at every meal! Lavoy (aka PaPa) also likes to eat pickles and we both love the same brand! What is super cool about this particular brand is when you are done eating your pickles, you have a nice canning jar. Since it only takes us a few days to knock a jar out, we have an abundance of empty pickle jars. I started to think about how I can recycle them into an awesome craft . Here is what I came up with. After thinking of several different ideas, it hit me when I was shopping one day and saw some simple solar lights. This project cost a total of $6 and that was for the solar lights , no additional purchases were needed. Other tools I used were a hammer, a Phillips head screwdriver, and wire cutters. Use a pencil or eyeball the space needed on the jar lid to slide up the length of the solar light base. Use screwdriver and hammer to cut your opening. Clip excess metal from the jar with the wire cutters to make it smooth. Slide the lid on the base and screw the jar on top! It’s that simple. Change things up by coloring your jars, adding colored tissue paper inside, or tying a ribbon around the lid. Additional step by step photos of this craft are available on our website! If you make something similar send us an email so we can share!


Lake Wedowee Marquee It’s Lake Wedowee LIVE! No...seriously though light up your porch, entertaining area, or bedroom with this Lake Wedowee Marquee sign. Vintage looking marquee signs are very popular right now and can be found fairly easy‌.for a price! I have found websites that offer marquee letters for $189 minimum per letter. Being the thrifty/crafty person that I am (which are other words for cheap) I knew I would be able to find a more economical way to make this happen. Detailed instructions are available on our website, but here is a quick step by step so you can get an ideas of how to make your own. This project took about 3 hours to complete start to finish and a total of $30. The materials I used were an overhead projector, 1/8 inch foam board, poster board, razor knife, pencil, hot glue gun, spray paint, power drill and string lights. (Sounds like a lot but not all of these items are required for the project.) I picked out a font I liked and printed onto a transparency sheet, placed on overhead projector and traced my letters onto foam board. You can do this free hand if you do not have a projector. After cutting them out with the razor knife, I drilled holes for my string lights with a power drill. This step can be done with the razor knife.. Using the hot glue gun, I then attached 2 inch strips of poster board to the edges. Spray paint with your favorite color and allow it to dry well. Carefully insert your bulbs and tuck the extra cord behind the letters when you hang them. I would love to see photos of your project if you decide to make them! Send them to us at info@lakewedoweelife.com

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Kitchen Cabinet Redo

Lynn Amason decided to give her outdated kitchen cabinets a makeover with a fresh coat of paint.

Our family shares a little place on Lake Wedowee known as “The Cabin” with my husband’s parents and siblings. It started out very primitive in the late 1970s and had a kitchen and baths added in the late 1980s. The cabinets in it were some that we salvaged about 24 years ago…so they were long overdue for an update. The quickest and most budget friendly solution was to paint them. I know you might say that’s a lot of work! It did take a few days labor but the end results made a huge difference in the total look of the kitchen. I decided to go with a light color

to brighten the corner kitchen area. I started with just an old fashion cleaning. Then the fun began….I really like to paint. Maybe it’s a gift or a sickness, I haven’t decided yet!

that’s the best part you can make it look however you want! The final step is wiping them down good to get rid of any of the sanding residue. A coat of waterbased poly is my preferred choice for this project since it will be a high traffic area. Now the kitchen in “The Cabin” by Lynn Amason is ready for a summer full of family Two coats later they were looking get togethers, cook outs, ice cream better. After letting them dry over- making, watermelon cutting and no night I distressed the edges lightly telling what else! with some sandpaper, just enough to So if you have something that is let the dark show through to give looking tired and sad, just give it a some dimension and depth. That is little love with some paint! really up to your own personal taste To see more photos of Lynn’s project, some people like a little and some visit www.lakewedoweelife.com like it look really worn and old. But

Not Too Shabby


Join in the Conversation for CLEAR Plan 2030 How livable is your community? How livable is the East Alabama region? What can be done to help create more economically competitive and prosperous communities? These questions, and many more, are currently being posed throughout the region through an innovative, citizenbased, process called CLEAR Plan 2030 (Community Livability for the East Alabama Region). The East Alabama Partnership for Livable Communities in association with various economic development organizations including the Randolph Chamber of Commerce and the Randolph County Economic Development Authority have been working on the HUD (Housing and Urban Development) funded planning project since mid2012.

In the spring of 2013, Phase One of a three part series of County Conversations were held throughout the East Alabama Region (Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, Talladega and Tallapoosa counties). At these Conver-

plus livability survey responses the Partnership received. In conclusion, CLEAR Plan 2030 is a long-range, citizen-based planning project, designed to improve the lives of all current and future east Alabamians. The project focuses on economic competitiveness, community engagement, education, health, housing and transportation. Making our communiby Dorothy Tidwell ties stronger is good for business sations, residents provided ideas because it brings growth and proson what makes Randolph County perity. We are all neighbors and livable and on areas they would will have greater success today and like to see improved. Throughout in the future if we work together the summer months a second for the betterment of our neighborround of county conversations will hoods and our communities. It is a take place. These conversations process that takes all of us thinking will consist of scenario planning big and looking forward! We need sessions which will be based on you and your ideas. Join the coninformation from the phase one versation at county conversations, and the 5,000 www.clearplan2030.org.

Chamber Chatter


(Clockwise from Top) Lance and Cherry Ward of Wedowee took along a copy of Lake Wedowee Life to Belize at the Chan Chich Lodge; Scott Teal enjoyed a winter vacation with his family in Breckenridge, Colorado; Pat Norred and Susan Jacks carried Lake Wedowee Life to Mall of America in Minnesota with them; Dwayne and Tracy Wilson and Vicki and Tim Cowart of Lake Wedowee and Carrollton, Ga. visited The Grand Canyon with Lake Wedowee Life at Guano Point; Jason Hendrix of Oxford recently celebrated his birthday in the Smoky Mountains with Lake Wedowee Life.

If you travel, be sure to take Lake Wedowee Life along with you. Take a picture at a landmark and send it back to us at news@lakewedoweelife.com. Please be sure to tell us where you are and who is with you!! Thanks and Happy Travels!

Visit LakeWedoweeLife.com to see our interactive Where In The World map!


By Tracy Carpenter

It’s no mistake to use the expression “just peachy” to describe complete satisfaction here in the south. In fact, we can think of nothing more satisfying than fresh summer peaches. Peach preserves are an easy way to preserve summer’s fresh flavors and enjoy year round. Here’s a quick recipe you'll be glad you took the time to make, when you spread them over a warm biscuit in the morning.

Fresh Summer Peach Preserves 4 cups fresh peaches, peeled and chopped ¼ cup lemon juice 1 package powdered pectin 5 cups sugar 4-6 half-pint canning jars

Canning Instructions

Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Using tongs, transfer lids, rings, and jars to water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove, using tongs, and let drain on towel. Fill sterilized jars with hot preserves, leaving Combine peaches, lemon juice, and pectin in large pot. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat until bub- ½” headspace. Place lids on jars. Wipe sides of jars clean and place in boiling water for 5 minutes. Once bles form over surface, stirring constantly. Add jars have cooled, secure lids and store in cool, dark sugar and boil for an additional minute, constantly place for up to a year. stirring. Remove from heat and skim foam from surface. Divide into sterilized jars.


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Southern Restoration Southern Union State Farm Insurance Steele Chiropractic Summit Storage Superior Gas Tallapoosa River Electric Coop Tower Construction W & M Grocery Waste Solutions Wedowee Building Supplies Wedowee Hospital Wedowee Lake and Lands Wedowee Lake and Lands Gene and Ramonda Crouch Wedowee Lake and Lands Josephine McGuire Wedowee Marine Williamsburg Manor Wings and Things

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