In what is not a common event, siphon tubes at the Lake Tansi dam were opened as a result of heavy rains over the past week. With Cumberland County being 680 square miles, exact rainfall varies, but officials said that just over six inches of rain fell over the past week with most falling between Friday and Sunday morning. While the siphon tubes are opened for the annual scheduled dock maintenance, it is not common for the release of water from Lake Tansi because of heavy rains. The result was a picturesque fountain. The Crossville area has received 44 inches of rain since January 1, putting us 14 inches above normal. We had more rain in the first week of July than we normally would get for the entire month. During this first week, 7 inches fell in a band from Crossville to Fairfield Glade with at least 6 inches over the remainder of Cumberland County. Above normal rainfall is expected for the next two weeks. According to meteorologist Steve Norris, we may be on our way to the wettest July on record and maybe the wettest year ever recorded. The most rain ever for this month was 11.95 inches in 1967 and the wettest year ever was 1973 with 74.36 inches. The cool temperatures have been very unusual. "We had the coolest July 4th in 37 years and the high of only 69 on the 6th was the lowest ever for that date."
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Lake Tansi welcomes new recreation director
A lot of people have visited Cumberland County, liked what they saw and eventually bought a house. Can Betty Gates be included in that group? Well, yes and no. She came to Cumberland County to visit her brother who had retired from the United States Air Force. He took her on a tour of the area, including a drive through Tansi on Dunbar Rd. One of his neighbors, a real estate agent, also took her on a tour where he showed her a number of houses, one of which she bought. It was just two days after she arrived at her brother’s house. Here’s how she described the moment: “I have landed on my mountain.” That was near the end of 2008.
A letter of gratitude for Ken Soncrant
Lake Tansi members were flabbergasted by the recent resignation of Recreation Department Director Ken Soncrant after 10 years of service and dedication to the community. After his resignation was accepted by the Tansi POA board, he was recognized for his commitment to Lake Tansi.
Membership shows support for amenity improvements
After the failed request in 2013 for approval of a one-time $100 assessment, some Lake Tansi members are showing their resilience and determination.
Get ready for a season of fun!
I am so happy to be your new Recreation Director and what a perfect time to spring into action for a fresh new season of fun, activities and events. Watch for all our new events in the Smoke Signals and pick up our calendar and bulletin so you can spring into action with us.
Lake Tansi members give of time, talents and dollars for community
Many Lake Tansi Village members continue to volunteer their time, effort, and dollars to help our community retain the image it has achieved through the years.
Duty Station: The heart of a Navy nurse
Joann Kelso’s nursing career began when she went to nursing school on a grant in Cleveland, Ohio. The grant allowed her to acquire her degree but, in return, she was obligated to work in Cleveland for two years. By this time her friends were settling down, getting married, and having babies. Kelso decided that wasn’t what she wanted at that time and enlisted in the Navy.
Quack Shack preparing for second summer
The Quack Shack is looking forward to the second summer at the Lake Tansi Beach, keeping the same great menu, and continuing the Thursday night Dinner on the Deck with live music and great new foods. This summer, the Quack Shack will still offer our stress free party packages. The beach activities have been expanded with more bonfires and movies nights. Please come out and enjoy all the actives planned for this summer.
Lake Tansi getting ready for spring activities
Spring is here. It is time to start looking forward to a new and exciting year here at Lake Tansi. As you are aware, we have a new Recreation Director, Betty Gates. Betty has some outstanding new ideas and programs she is going to introduce that are going to be a great asset to our community and our guests who visit this year. Be watching the Smoke Signals and email blasts for new upcoming events.
Community Association to meet April 15
The Lake Tansi Community Association is pleased to present the Plateau Old-time German band for your entertainment on April 15. This local German oompah band is made up of members of the Cumberland County Community Band.
Ladies Golf kicks off season with luncheon
The Lake Tansi Ladies Golf Association will be holding their spring luncheon at Killeen's on the Green on Thursday, April 3. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Killeen's needs a head count, so please sign up in the ladies locker room at the Pro Shop before March 26.
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