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A life well done

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Our community felt a tremendous loss in mid-May that stretches well beyond the shoreline and deep into our city and county. Jerry Woods, who owned Surfside Marina, died suddenly at only 66. A man with as big a heart as they come had it simply give out on him way too early. He could have […]

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Catch boat fever in 2017

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There was a time when fiberglass bow-rider cruisers ruled the lakes, but those days are rapidly fading into memory as pontoon boats are becoming the watercraft of choice for many people. Because of their versatility and wide price range, pontoon boats offer something for everyone. That does not mean they are, by any stretch, the […]

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LakeLife stickers on sale now

Just in time for lake season, get in the spirit! Let people know there’s nothing like living the LakeLife on Logan Martin with your own vinyl, die cut sticker customized for Logan Martin. Order one today! They are only $7.95 plus tax, shipping and handling. On your car, on your truck, on your cooler – […]

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A day in the life of a Logan Martin landmark

It’s a place that would make Jimmy Buffett proud. Surrounded by family and friends and scores more of adopted family and friends, this tiny island in the middle of Logan Martin Lake is like the star of the singer’s tune, Cheeseburger in Paradise – “heaven on earth with an onion slice.” On this Saturday afternoon […]

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Paddle boards growing in popularity

Modes of travel are many along the waters of Logan Martin Lake. By boat, by personal watercraft, kayak or canoe, we tend to see them all. And while we’ve been seeing more and more kayaks in sloughs and out on the lake, it looks like the next big thing may be stand up paddle boards. […]

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Log cabin with an Asian flair

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For eight years, Steve and Carla Valdes have been trying to turn their log home on Logan Martin Lake into a 14th-century Japanese-style home. They tore out the country kitchen, removed a clawfoot bathtub, reworked the master bedroom fireplace and painted the door frames black. Despite their best efforts, it’s still a log house. It’s […]

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Tutwiler Home: Masterpiece by the water

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Howard and Linda Tutwiler seem the perfect match. They like to create beauty around them. And a look inside and outside their Logan Martin Lake home reveals that together, they have a talent for doing just that. Howard, a designer  by trade, calls the planning of their home a “dream come true” for him. “Seldom, […]

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History-making catch at Mark’s Outdoors tourney

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he just might get some money out of it. Mark’s Outdoor Sports held its 21st annual fishing tournament on May 23 at Logan Martin Lake, where almost 1,000 participants vied for monetary prizes and victory titles. Father-daughter […]

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Chapel in the Pines

Make a joyful noise while overlooking beautiful Logan Martin Lake with the Chapel in the Pines services. These non-denominational Christian services begin at 8:30 a.m. in Lakeside Park’s amphitheater and are held every Sunday from the first Sunday in May to the last Sunday in September. The services are casual and “come as you are,” […]

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Wood Carver

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Creator of many; master of all When lightning struck a tree in Bill Golden’s yard, the natural instinct was to grab a chainsaw. But as quickly as that bolt shot through the tree, an idea struck Golden. So with chainsaw in hand and a makeshift scaffold surrounding the tree, he masterfully turned the 12 feet […]

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