Author: Seven Lakes News Letter

Only 2 Hours Down The Road…Your Adventure Begins! If you want to have a blast of adrenaline, visit the Whitewater Center in Charlotte.  Here they offer everything but skydiving:  whitewater rafting, zip lines, kayaking, rock climbing (over a swimming pool for beginners), mountain biking, jumps and, what? ice skating beginning in November.  The Upper Pond converts every November into 17,000 sq. ft. of ice including an ice trail and free skate area. Centered in the converted pond is an on-ice Airstream serving hot and cold beverages. Raft on the world’s largest manmade whitewater river. Experience class II-IV whitewater with a…

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2021 Volunteer Citizen Of The Year The Seven Lakes News takes great pleasure in announcing their recipient of Citizen Of The Year, for 2021, Sam Ransdell. Each year, our community newspaper shines a light on the people in Seven Lakes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in our Seven Lakes community. In this time of COVID where time equates to money, it is easy for people to ignore volunteering opportunities. Mr. Sam Ransdell was presented this award for his extraordinary volunteer and charitable efforts for the…

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Entrance To Seven Lakes South Side On the cop series, Bosch always says…”Have A Better One”, we all do at the end of the day returning home to the South side at Seven Lakes. You’ll always laugh when you see the sayings posted by Rick Mackert, security guard. Every day Rick has a has a new one posted at the “shack.” Rick is from the Chicago area and worked for GE Storage West of Chicago for 54 years. His wife’s family is from the Sandhills and Rick and his family live in Pinehurst. He loves his part-time job, “I…

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Crows…Crows…Crows Recently when I visited a good friend of mine Jackie Coger, to run the dogs on our golf carts I saw her feeding a wild crow in her front yard. She had been feeding this crow for several years and named it “Caw.” I did a little research and found that crows are highly intelligent and can recognize friends and foe. Did you know that crows remember faces? If you have a certain look (like big glasses) it really helps to keep that up for the crows as constantly changing appearances can confuse them. If you want…

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By: Brittney Samuels SL News Reporter For the first time, NOAA is launching a national rip current forecast model, aimed at saving lives of beach-goers around the country. This new model can predict the hourly probability of rip currents along U.S. beaches up to six days out. Similar to predicting weather or precipitation, the model predicts the likelihood of dangerous seaward currents on a sliding scale from 0 to 100%. A rip current, is a localized current that flows away from the shoreline toward the ocean, perpendicular or at an acute angle to the shoreline. It usually breaks up not…

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Sponsored By Lake Auman Sports Club The LASC will be hosting its annual Ride-Around-the-Lake event on Saturday, July 24 starting at about 10 AM (weather permitting.) The idea is simple: LASC volunteers will skipper their boats and give people a nice, leisurely ride around our beautiful lake. The event is aimed at newcomers and/or people who, perhaps, have limited lake access, but is open to all SLW residents and their guests. It is a great way to enjoy our lake, to see the lakefront houses from the lake perspective, and get some history from the LASC captains. If you are…

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As Ragtime Cowboy Joe‘s lyrics would suggest, there‘s definitely a new sheriff in town, and it is “Grill Me Up“ a new actual gourmet cuisine food truck owned an operated by Jim Ostrander. Jim is good friends with Ed Hill of Edward Hill Investments and they both worked at Chef Warren‘s Bistro in Southern Pines. This was before Ed began to follow in the footsteps of Warren Buffett. Ed grabbed an apron and helped his friend with the premiere opening of “Grill Me Up“ at Barron‘s Boutique a few weekends ago. It was a big hit with the locals…

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Wakeboat operation has become a controversial topic here in Seven Lakes. While they have been banned for operation on Lake Sequoia, the SLWLA still allows operation of these boats and residents have raised concerns forming a website, http://www.LakeAumanWatch.com (LAW). SLN has been asked to publish articles by the Sierra Club regarding their use by residents of Seven Lakes West. At the Sierra Club, our tagline mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. So we’re sensitive to the need for people to keep enjoying and connecting with our world, while at the same time protecting it for future generations.…

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