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Friday News

This week's photo submission is from: Peter Kilpo 

Public Safety Updates:

Bent Tree Bears – Back in Action

With the arrival of spring comes increased bear activity within the community. Bent Tree Safety & Emergency Management has already received reports of bear activity near homes and the roadways. One of the many reasons we enforce our community speed limit of 20 MPH is to ensure unaware animals, like bear cubs, do not get struck by a vehicle. Please drive slowly and watch for wildlife!

To help make sure your home does not become a bear magnet, please follow the link below to the Bent Tree website for a short video.


Administration Updates:

Save the Date: Learning Tree Sessions at The Tavern in May!

Please view the teaser below for Session Two with Edie Stephens: Bent Tree Incorporates

Did You Know?

Art V sec 8 of the Covenants requires the Architectural Committee to approve all builders doing construction in Bent Tree as to their ability, quality of work and financial stability. Upon the recommendation of the AC, the Board approved the deletion of Art V sec 8 from the Covenants and the issue will now be submitted to the Property Owners for a vote. The AC requested the deletion for following reasons.

First, the selection of a builder should be the choice and financial responsibility of the home owner. Second, the AC does not have the resources or capability to properly confirm and continually update the ability, quality of work or financial stability of the builder. Third and most important, the financial consequences of a mistake in evaluation of the builder could be a substantial hit to the treasury of Bent Tree.

Please vote to delete Art V sec 8 from the Covenants.

AC Chair

Please consider joining us on both of these upcoming events… great play, and even greater fellowship. Hope to see ya on the courts.

Other Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Please come join us, as a player or even spectator. It’s truly a fun atmosphere. Also be on the lookout for Free Beginner Tennis and Pickleball Clinics. These will be offered on weekdays and weekends, in hopes you’ll be able to fit us in somewhere. You’ll be glad you did. Please reach out to Coach Bob with any questions at 770-883-2623. Hope to see ya soon.

Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

St. Paddy’s Day Extravaganza at the Tavern! 🍀

Friday, 3/15/24

Lunch Specials (Served until 4 PM):

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage with Champ $15: House-made corned beef, butter-braised cabbage, and whipped potatoes blended with leeks.

  • Lamb Burger $15: Fresh ground lamb patty with melted Irish Cheddar, thick bacon, tomato, red onion, and baby kale.

  • Guinness Battered Fried Fish and Chips $14: Porter-battered fish fillets with fried potatoes and emerald tartar sauce.

Dinner Specials (Served 5 PM until close):

  • Dublin Coddle $20: A steaming bowl of goodness with Irish bangers, thick bacon, onion, and potatoes in a fragrant broth. Served with crusty bread.

  • Boxty and Smoked Salmon $24: Thick potato pancakes topped with house-smoked salmon, leeks, parsley, and warm horseradish cream sauce.

  • Irish Lamb Stew $23: Braised lamb with parsnips, onions, turnips, and carrots in a dark beef broth. Served with Champ.

Dessert Specials:

  • Irish Whiskey and Apple Cake $8: Tender fresh apples baked in a spiced sponge layer with whipped cream.

  • Baileys Bathed Cheesecake $9: Traditional baked cheesecake with Irish Cream sauce, toasted almonds, and crumbled toffee.

Bar Specials:

  • Green Beer $5: Because, of course, it's green! Served in a full pint glass.

  • The Dubliner $8: Irish Whiskey, Grand Marnier, Sweet Vermouth, orange bitters, and Luxardo cherry garnish.

  • Pot of Gold $12: Irish whiskey, Islay Scotch, ginger and honey syrup, lemon juice, frothed egg white, and flecks of gold. 🌈✨

Save the Date for Easter Brunch at Club Tamarack!

Join us on Easter Sunday, March 31st, from 11 am to 2 pm.

🌸 Adults: $29 🐰 Kids: $15 👶 5 and under: Free

Enjoy brunch favorites, carving stations, and much more. Let's make it an eggstra special celebration together!

News From Bent Tree Realty

Bent Tree LAD

March Market Report

Current home market:

16 homes on the market

Price range:  $225,000 - $1,150,000 

(11 price reductions on Active listings)

7 homes have been on the market 30 days or less.

4 homes have been on the market 31-60 days.

1 home has been on the market 61 – 100 days.

2 homes have been on the market 100 – 200 days.

1 home has been on the market 217 days.

1 home has been on the market 623 days.

11 Bent Tree homes are under contract.

(priced at $230,000 - $529,900)

5 homes have closed in the past month in Bent Tree.

Listed at $234,999 - $589,000

Closed at $217,000 - $569,000

Bent Tree Realty sold:

490 Fairway Drive

326 Shade Tree Drive in Talking Rock Creek Resort

310 Dogwood Terrace in Walnut Mountain

Bent Tree Realty is under contract at:

591 Little Pine Mountain Road

89 Eagles Perch Road

Current lot market

62 lots on the market (Up from 60 at the beginning of February.)

Price range:  $5,000 - $279,500

3 lots are under contract (listed at $13,000 - $65,000)

BTCI lots:

618 Panorama Point.

3586 Ripple Creek Court.

682 Fairway Drive.

News from The Stables

Order on the Trail

Horses are herd animals and as such there is a hierarchy or an order. This hierarchy is created by dominance (not gender or size). The alpha horse keeps other horses in their place. The order of horses on the trail follows the hierarchy, so when the trail leader announces the order of the horses, there is a 

valid reason, and the horses need to remain in that order. Horses are flight animals, and they remember what scares them, which could be a more dominant horse, so stay in in your order. Also, give the horse in front of you some room. No one likes to be tailgated and horses don’t have eyes in the back of their heads, so they cannot see who is bumping their butt, yet they can sure feel it.  Back your horse off. The Trail rides are busiest Friday through Sunday, so for the best selection of dates and times call early or choose Monday through Thursday. Either way, call today to schedule your next ride: (706) 692-6322. See you on the trails!


Space for camp registration is quickly nearing capacity. If you are still interested in reserving a spot for your child please respond immediately. Call the stables at 706-692-6322 to check for remaining availability.

News from the Animal Shelter

Adopted! Our sweet Honey Dog has been adopted! She has new dad and 2 brother dogs. The dogs liked each other right away and things are going great.

Several of our volunteers and other friends have had their four-legged family members cross over the rainbow bridge recently. We all want to say our hearts break for you and thank you for giving these sweet babies a life full of love. ❤️❤️.

Several residents have donated to our shelter in memory of theirs or a friend’s 4 legged baby. To donate go to the   Bent Tree Foundation web page and hit donate and pick animal care or drop a check off at Admin. Make the check out to the Bent Tree Foundation, animal care in the memo line and include the family’s name of the pet you are donating in memory of.

We have wonderful pets at the shelter. If you are concerned about adopting, please consider fostering.

Call or text LuAnn Chambers  678-414-1047
Come visit!!

News from Lake & Wildlife

News From the Activities Committee


Dining Room of Club Tamarack

3rd Thursday of Each Month

Bunco is a dice game played with Tables of 4. We have a different theme each month. March 21st is our next session. This month we are celebrating Easter. Wear your Easter Bonnet, be it fabulous or silly. Set-up and Visitation starts at 6pm with Play beginning at 6:30 pm.  Reservations are required! Seating is Limited! Bring $10 to play along with an Appetizer or Dessert to share. Don’t forget your drink. No drink service at the Club Thursday’s. 

RSVP to September 706/424-1052. Questions? Give me a text or Call. Remember seating is limited. First 24 PLAY!

Other News

Special rate for BT residents (who don’t want to be corporate sponsors) to play. Contact Robin Dunn at 770-548-1966 for info

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