Flashback to January 2006

Note – the header photo above was taken in 2016.

The front page of the January 2006 edition of the echo included an article, by the then Board president, about the new (at the time) sign at the intersection of Cove Road and Bent Tree Drive.  Quoting from the article, “When the sun shines on it in the morning or late afternoon it is very elegant…New lighting fixtures are to be installed that will provide a better flood light on the sign at night…”.  According to the article, the Board budgeted $10,000 for the sign and the cost came in at $9958.  That did not include the landscaping, other than sod.  The article stated “The area around the sign has been sodded and this makes for easy maintenance.  Any additional landscaping done in the future will be kept low so it won’t block the view of the sign.”

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from the January 2006 echo, page 1

From the Learning Tree notebook

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Five years ago, during the spring of 2012, BTCI offered the inaugural Learning Tree class.  The purpose of Learning Tree is “to provide an educational forum for property owners to learn more about the community’s history and operations.”

The following information is straight from the notebook given to each class participant, and summarizes the relationship between the General Manager and the Board of Directors.

Click the thumbnails below to scroll through larger images:

A Three Hawk Round of Golf

The following pictures were taken of three different hawks during one round of golf, yesterday in Bent Tree.  One swooped down into the rough near the creek, on the front nine, and caught what looked like a mouse. On the back nine, a hawk was sitting in a tree eating the remnants of something.  Another hawk tried to steal the meal from the one sitting in a tree, but failed and flew to another tree to sit and watch.

June 20, 2017 - Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk with prey in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 – Hawk eating in Bent Tree

June 20, 2017 - Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

June 20, 2017 – Hawk that tried to steal a meal, but failed

Yesterday’s Bullet


Over the weekend, many Bent Tree residents were surprised to see the sudden appearance of the towing sign shown in the photo above.  That particular sign was taken down Monday morning and a new sign (subdued design, same message) went up in its place (see photo at the end of this post).  A Bent Tree Bullet email bulletin went out to subscribers yesterday with the following explanation:

June 19, 2017 - Bent Tree email bulletin message

To subscribe to the Bent Tree Bullet (different from the Bent Tree Buzz which highlights the upcoming social activities), go to the profile/subscriptions page on the official Bent Tree website (owner login required).

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“A Sign of the Times and More” *

The last item on the list of Topics for Discussion for tomorrow’s Work Session is “LONG RANGE GOALS / SUGGESTED MODIFICATIONS BY BOARD”.  The second part of that topic heading may answer the question posed in the title of an earlier post (* click here to read that post).

Click here for more information on “How Work Sessions Work”.  Tomorrow’s session will be held at 9:00 a.m in the Club Tamarack Recreation Room.  The complete list of topics includes:


“…along a stream & the 8th fairway.”

June 16, 2017 - view of Hole 8, Bent Tree Golf Club

June 16, 2017 – view of Hole 8, Bent Tree Golf Club

The sales of at least two more golf course homes have recently closed (with closing prices of $234,990 and $360,000) and can be added to the list of sold homes from last Sunday’s post.  There are other golf course homes with the status of “Sale Pending”.  The golf course home at 611 Fairway Drive hit the market a couple of weeks ago with an asking price of $375,000 and is still available.  Click here for more information about the 3 bed, 3 bath log home that sits on over 1½ acres.

611 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo)

611 Fairway Drive in Bent Tree (listing photo)

Upcoming Golf Events

The Bent Tree Pro Shop sent out an email with the following upcoming events.  Things have been hopping at the golf course lately.  Call the Pro Shop at 770-893-2626 (or just stop in) for more information about any of the events.  The proceeds from the Longest Day of Golf (June 21) go to the Bent Tree Foundation‘s Scholarship/Teacher Grant Fund.  Since its inception, the fund has awarded college scholarships totaling over $109,000 and grants totaling over $47,000.

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Summer Evening of Music – Tomorrow at the Pavilion

View of Lake Tamarack from the pavilion

View of Lake Tamarack from the pavilion

The Bent Tree Activities Committee is sponsoring a Summer Evening of Music tomorrow at the Lake Tamarack Pavilion (if it rains, the event will move to Club Tamarack).  The no-fee event runs from 7:00 – 10:00 and is open to all Bent Tree residents.  If you are not signed up to receive the Bent Tree Community Buzz email bulletins, you can do so under your profile/subscriptions setting on the official Bent Tree website.  The Buzz is sent out twice a month with a list of upcoming scheduled events.

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Tax Sale Results

15 lots within the Bent Tree community are marked as “SOLD” from last week’s tax sale.  Click here to link to the county’s report of the results.  It will be interesting to see what becomes of the lots after the redemption period has passed.  Three of the lots that sold are next to each other.  One of those lots is already a combined double lot.  Conceivably, they could all be combined into one lot that is over 2½ acres.