Monday, November 17, 2014


WOW! First snow of the season arrived on Sunday, November 16th! I'm not adverse to a little snow and cold but.....just not this early!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


I was driving on Centerlake Road last night past Ray Wolfe's home on the corner of Centerlake and Chapel Hill Drive and couldn't believe he's all lit up already! The REMC is going to love him! Then again, it's snowing this afternoon as I post this. Can't believe several of my friends and I went water skiing last Sunday!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Several water skiers took advantage of the warm weather on Sunday, November 9th. Some had wet suits and some had dry suits. The water conditions were perfect for the skiers Bryan Dougherty, Tony Elmes, Dan Federspill, and Dave Jarrett. Most of us have skied every month except last February when the lake was still frozen over! Pictured is property owner Tony Elmes on the slalom ski.

Friday, October 31, 2014


The annual Halloween Hayride/Trick or Treat was cancelled today due to severe weather conditions. Hard to believe there were water skiers on the lakes earlier in the week. It was snowin' and blowin' today! The Trick or Treating was done at the Cordry Sweetwater Fire Department building. Scores of children and their parents strolled from table to table filling up their sacks with candy and treats. Sweetwater Realty staff dressed up and manned one of the tables.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Just finished painting the south water tower at an expense of $159,000 and just look who's hanging out there! The turkey vultures used to congregate at the Sipe's property at the bottom of Church Hill. I'm not sure where their home base is now. They will soon disappear and migrate south.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


The CSCD October 21st meeting covered several interesting topics: Stacey Wethington was announced/hired as the new Conservancy Manager. A lengthy discussion about boat wakes and wake surfing resulted in a 9 month moratorium for allowing any more rear-engine inboard boats to be allowed on the lakes. Numerous building permits were passed by the board. The white water tower painting (inside and out) has been completed at a cost of $159,750. A second reading of the proposed budget was held. Pictured is Stacey Wethington and office girls Mary and Judy.


The annual Halloween Hay Ride Trick or Treat event will be held on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31st. The wagons gather and load up at the Church of the Lakes after the church sponsored Glow Party event and they head out to different "stops" around the lakes for trick or treating. Fun event for both children and adults.