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Friday News

Administration Notices
Board Meeting
The Bent Tree Board of Directors held a Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack at 9 am.

To see the recorded meeting please click here.  

To see the selection of 2023 Board Officers click here.

Comments to the board should be sent via email to
Comments to administration should be sent to
Holiday Hours
The Bent Tree Administration Office will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
To make dining reservations, once you are logged in as a member on the community website click the Member Central tab and the Dining Tab.  From there choose your date, time, party size and location.  If you have any questions please contact Sheila at The Tavern 770-893-2621.
Holiday Guest Entry

Many residents likely remember the extreme backup at our front gate last Thanksgiving.  No one wants a repeat of that occurrence, but Public Safety is committed to ensuring the security of our community by properly clearing guests.  There are four things residents can do to help their guests enter efficiently and prevent major backups that affect both entrance lanes.

1.     Use Gatehouse to input your guests.  When residents enter guests on their own, it reduces phone calls at the gate and frees Public Safety to clear arriving guests more efficiently.  Gatehouse is an underutilized resource that helps Public Safety tremendously.  It is extremely simple to use and likely faster than calling in guests via Public Safety.  Anyone who wants help with Gatehouse can email me at or ask for me at the front gate.

2.     Notify Public Safety of all Thanksgiving guests PRIOR to Wednesday 11/23/22.  We understand that some residents will not be comfortable with Gatehouse, and that is OK. However, if you must call in guests, please do so well in advance of their arrival.  We expect the gate to become much busier as Thanksgiving nears, so please notify Public Safety of all guests as soon as possible.  Once again, if our officers are busy fielding phone calls when guests are at the gate, it slows down the clearance process dramatically.

3.     Email or drop off guest lists at the front gate.  With increased activity at the gate, time for phone calls is limited.  If you must call in more than two guests, please email a list to, and make sure to specify your name, address, and the time frame your guest will be staying. You can also drop off guest lists at the front gate.   

4.     Prepare guests for arrival.  Upon arrival at our gate, guests should be prepared to advise the name and address of who they are visiting and have their IDs ready to display to gate attendants.  A lack of preparation upon arrival at the gate is a major factor that causes delays. To preserve efficient gate entry, visitors who arrive without this information, or who have not been properly cleared will have to turn around and return when ready.

5.     The community speed limit is 20 MPH unless posted otherwise.  Although this will not affect the efficiency of gate operations, we strongly encourage residents to remind their guests that Public Safety strictly enforces our speed limit for the safety of the community.

We are confident at Public Safety that if residents and guests help with the aforementioned items, community safety will be preserved with major delays avoided.  Have a great and safe Thanksgiving.


Friday, November 18th - $27.95

Seared Fresh Blue Ridge Trout and a jumbo crab cake served with saffron risotto and grilled asparagus.

Saturday, November 19th - $29.95

Grilled Chateaubriand Medallions with a sauvignon demi-glaze served with sautéed shitake mushrooms and butternut squash.

Sunday, November 20th - Thanksgiving Brunch   $21.95

All you can eat Sunday Brunch at Club Tamarack- Special Thanksgiving Menu.

Reservations are strongly recommended.

We are now taking orders for Thanksgiving Side Dishes.  Order forms are available online here or you can pick up forms at Administration or at The Tavern.
The PGA Jr League wrapped up their Fall Season playing at Eagle Watch Golf Club November 12th. Kayla Hedden, Liam Higgins & Hazel-Grace Higgins finished up their match just before dark with a 1up win. Kayla almost holed her second shot from 110 yards on the par 4 third hole and ended up with a solid birdie to contribute to the win! Well done Kayla. Wyatt Maney & Preston Jones won their match in the dark and Steven Warner & Samuel Warner won their match 1up.

PGA Jr League will pick back up again in the Spring, thanks to all who participated this year, we’re looking forward to getting back into it next year!

Golf Shop Winter Hours:
8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Effective 11/6/22
*We will operate on normal tee times. Frost Delays/Shotgun starts at 10:30a.m. will be implemented on an as needed basis*

Lake & Wildlife
Explore all the L&W content on the new Bent Tree web site!

Saturday Dec 3rd Partners Program – Get an update on and provide input into L&W’s 2023 Projects and Priorities.

If you have ordered, pick up your Holiday Poinsettias at the meeting! There will be a small number of extras available for purchase if you missed the ordering window.

Come at 9 am to enjoy socializing, coffee and donuts. The program starts at 9:30 in the lower level of Club Tamarack. L&W is open to all residents.

Keep Bent Tree Beautiful will be Keeping Bent Tree Jolly this holiday season. Ho Ho Ho - Come help Deck the ‘hood !

Outdoor Christmas Decor Install
Meet at Admin at 9:00am
Wear Festive Clothes and Santa Hat!
Beverages Provided to warm you up installing Garland, Wreaths, Lights, and other holiday décor.  

As you change your decorations from Fall to Winter, you may be wanting to downsize. We will be happy to take the décor and serving items you no longer intend to use if you set them aside for us.
We will have a one-day collection of your gently loved Fall and Winter items on Friday, January 13, from 10:30 until 11:30 at the lower level of Club Tamarack. Your donations will benefit the projects of Bent Tree’s Lake & Wildlife Committee.  Thank you and Happy Holidays!
This has been one of our busiest years at our Bent Tree Shelter. We have had more dogs/pups to get adopted than any year in the past and a record number of kittens and cats.

All of these sweet babies that become ours to get adopted must have vaccines, spay or neuter and any other medical condition taken care of. With a record number of dogs and cats came a record number of vet bills including several costly surgeries and procedures.

The shelter is 100% volunteer run and 100% donation funded. Thank you to all who have generously donated.  If you would like to make a monetary donation you can drop a check at Admin made out to the Bent Tree Foundation - note animal care in the memo line, or click here to donate online- again please specify animal care.

Please visit the new Animal Shelter page on the Bent Tree website here to view our babies that are waiting to be adopted. If you would like to meet them in person call or text LuAnn Chambers to set up a time. 678-414-1047.

All submissions for Friday News must be emailed to by 2 p.m. on Thursdays.
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