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Friday News

This week's photo submission is from: Lynn Conrad

Public Safety Updates:


There have been some recent problems with large delivery vehicles that caused blockages at both the front and back gates. Taking extra time to communicate with the company responsible for your delivery is very important. You may have to do this through the company you place your order with. Delivery contractors or companies need to know the following:

1. Except on Little Pine Mountain Road, there should be no vehicle, trailer, or combination thereof that exceeds 8 feet in width, 45 feet in length, and/or 13.6 feet in height. Those are MAXIMUM NUMBERS and may be further limited by our staff depending on what street a delivery is on. Delivery destinations on very narrow roads should generally be limited to vehicles with a 26-foot maximum length. We have a responsibility to help ensure delivery vehicles do not get stuck, run other drivers off the road, or create major blockages enroute to their destination.

2. Delivery drivers need to head to 40 Little Pine Mountain Road via GPS to ensure they show up at the Front Gate. Failure to do so may cause them to arrive at the Back Gate and not gain entry. Delivery drivers generally require further communication and clearance than a typical guest, and that is not something we can do remotely.

3. Simply make it clear that the delivery will be going to a private community with narrow, mountainous roads. Many delivery drivers have abandoned their deliveries upon discovering they will have to traverse our challenging roads.

SPECIAL NOTE: Do not assume that because you ordered a single appliance or small piece of furniture it will arrive in a small truck. Most companies will mix your item in with many other deliveries, resulting in your reasonably small item arriving in a surprisingly large truck.

Taking a few extra minutes to relay this information to the responsible parties will ensure residents actually receive their deliveries as scheduled safely with minimal gate and road blockages. Please email or call 770-893-2628 for further guidance or questions.


Did You Know?

Did you know that nearly half of our medical calls are fall-related? Falling poses a significant health threat and can lead to serious injuries, but there are steps you can take to prevent them and maintain your independence.

Bent Tree Public Safety is partnering with The Lodge at Stephens Lake to offer a Falls Prevention Class on Saturday, April 13th, at 9:00 AM in the Recreation Room of Club Tamarack. This two-hour class aims to educate residents on the common contributing factors to falls and will demonstrate exercises to help strengthen and prevent falls.

Whether you struggle with falling or have loved ones who do, this class is for you. Learn practical tips for fall prevention in your home and gain valuable insights to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Join us for this free event and take the first step towards a safer and more independent life. Register today by contacting Jessi Barton at 706-307-4330 or emailing her at Don't miss out on this opportunity to protect yourself and your loved ones from falls!

Administration Updates:

The Bent Tree Board of Directors will be holding a Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2024 in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack at 9 am.

This is an in person meeting and will be videoed for later viewing.

A link of the recorded meeting will be sent out next Friday in the Friday News.  

Please click here for the agenda.

Comments to the board should be sent via email to
Comments to administration should be sent to

Learning Tree Sessions at The Tavern in May!

Get ready to dive into the world of Bent Tree's history, governance, operations, and finances with our upcoming Learning Tree sessions! Held on May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, these evening classes offer a unique opportunity to learn about various aspects of our community.

Curious about who built our winding mountain roads or how Bent Tree came to be? Want to understand the differences between Bent Tree and other subdivisions? Wondering about the role of the Board in managing finances and assessments? Our sessions will answer these questions and more!

Join us at the Tavern for an engaging educational experience facilitated by volunteer Committee Members. Each session will cover a different topic, providing valuable insights into the inner workings of Bent Tree.

Plus, don't miss the sneak peek of Arty Allen's session on financials! Check out the video above for a preview of what's to come. If you have missed the prior teaser videos, you may check them out on our YouTube channel after you view this one. 

Registration forms are available in the Administration Office, and a fee of $15 per person covers course materials. Enjoy a buffet and refreshments during the sessions as you delve into our community's rich history and operations.

Space is limited to 30 participants, so sign up today to secure your spot! For questions or more information, contact Mary Lou Weng at 770-894-9086 or See Friday News for additional details.

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.

Did you know that we serve up scrumptious breakfast delights every Saturday from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM? And guess what? We've got grab-and-go biscuits that are perfect for those on the move!

Grab a biscuit solo or pair it with a piping hot coffee for an unbeatable deal. But don't just take our word for it—come taste the flaky goodness for yourself! We promise you won't be disappointed.

And if you're craving something more, take a look at our full breakfast menu online. tavern breakfast (

But wait, there's more! Each Sunday (except the last one for our Super Brunch at Club Tamarack), we host our regularly priced brunch buffet. It's the perfect way to unwind and indulge after a busy week, especially as spring blossoms across our beautiful property.

Join us on the weekends and start your days with a dose of deliciousness! See you at the Tavern!

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!

Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

News From Bent Tree Realty

News from The Stables

Please join us on Monday at 10:00Am for he Bent Tree Stable Ribbon Cutting.  Three new run-in stalls have been completed at the stable to provide protective shelter for the horses during inclement weather. Having a working stable for pony arena rides, trail rides, boarding, summer camps and more in our community is a real treasure. So come on down and join the celebration and be in the photograph.



Angel is a Shetland Pony. She was a rescue. When she arrived at Bent Tree Stables she had founders in all four feet. Founders affects the blood flow and Impacts where the foot is attached to the hoof. There is inflammation, and it can be painful to the horse or pony. An equine with founders should not be ridden. Angel has made a full recovery and has been able to give rides since 2021. Shetlands have a reputation for being ornery personalities, but Angel is appropriately named. She is a sweetheart and kind and gentle. She is extremely social, and she likes to talk and whinnies often. She is compassionate and has acted as a companion horse for the oldest horse at the barn. She is ideal for children up to 50 pounds and great for photo ops too. Angel loves her carrots. She may even make a special guest appearance a different events. Call today to schedule your next visit or 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.

Families & Children

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Club Tamarack Beach 

Saturday, March 31st 

1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Egg Hunt, Bounce House, Face Painting

Monday Night Picnics

First picnic of the year is April 1st! 

at the Beach Pavilion 

Gather at 5:00 

Picnic starts at 6:00

Bring a pot luck dish to share

Senior's Programs 



Club Tamarack Rec Room 

Wednesday, April 3rd 

2:00 - 4:00

Author's Spotlight

Tragedy and Triumph

by Christopher Feldt

 A Local History Talk and Book Signing

Fireside at Club Tamarack 

Saturday, April 6th

4:00 PM

Bocce Ball League

Easy to play-Easy to learn

 Bocce Ball Court at the Beach

Season begins April 15th

2 person teams only $10

6 - 8 games at your own pace

 Free Instructional session held prior to matches

Supper Around the Tree

New groups forming now

to begin meeting in April!

Bent Tree's own version of a supper club. Groups can include couples and or singles. Groups meet once a month to enjoy a meal together. Each group decides their own dinner place and menu with members rotating as hosts.

For more information about events and all things BTAC visit our committee page on the Bent-Tree website. View Upcoming and Ongoing Events!

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News from the Animal Shelter

WARNING!!!! Cute overload happening …. This little boy dog will be going up for adoption in a few days. He is adorable and too darn cute.  If you are interested, you can meet him and fill out preadoption application.

Callie is still needing a foster. Being in the shelter is stressful to her and not good for her thyroid condition. She takes her pill so easily in a little laughing cow cheese. She actually sits there waiting for her cheese.

Please come meet our other kittens and cats as well as our Benji dog ❤️.

Call or text 678-414-1047 for questions, volunteer opportunity, donations, and visits.
Thank you, Bent Tree Residents, for supporting our shelter.

News from Lake & Wildlife

Open to the Public: Mark Warren Presents "A History of Native People in Southern Appalachia" at the Pickens County Library in Jasper on April 25th at 6:30 PM.

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