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The Impact of Pesticides on the Atlantic Sand Fiddler

West Brunswick student, Russ Gore, will  present “The Impact of Pesticides on the Atlantic Sand Fiddler”  Oct. 14, 2017 at 11:00 am as a part of his high school senior project. Russ designed a field study on the effects of commonly used pesticides on Atlantic Sand Fiddlers. Because sand fiddlers are arthropods like many pests, his experimental results show a detrimental effect of the test group. Knowing fiddlers are a crucial component of the marsh ecosystem, Russ wishes to make a community outreach on safe pesticide practices with his slogan “Control, Comply, & Customize.”

Russ is president of the National Honor Society, captain of the football team, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. At West Brunswick, Russ states math and science are two of his favorite classes and hopes to pursue a career in those areas of study.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  The museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 4. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission, which includes admission to the OIB Ghosts program on Oct. 25, is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MuseumCoastalCarolina.

Dreaming with Animals Author Lisa Kerr Dunn

 Meet Lisa Kerr Dunn & Robin Salmon (Dreaming with Animals) at Caffe Piccolo Oct. 13, 2017.

Literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 AM-1 PM. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books at 2 PM for those unable to participate in the feast. Each is $30 with a $5 rebate when the featured book is purchased at the Moveable Feast. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or visit ClassAtPawleys.com.
Mostly Fridays, 11 AM-1 PM, $30

This first children’s biography of celebrated sculptor and Brookgreen Gardens cofounder Anna Hyatt Huntington serves as an inspiration not only because of the greatness of her art but also because of her courage and perseverance. Dunn highlights how Anna overcame society’s expectations of women and survived a life-threatening illness to become a prolific sculptor and an important benefactor of art and wildlife until her death at age 97. Illustrated by Monica Wyrick with a foreword by Robin Salmon, vice president for collections and curator of sculpture for Brookgreen Gardens, Dreaming with Animals is an affecting portrait of a strong, capable, talented and innovative woman.

 

Author Paul Grimshaw to speak at Sunset River Marketplace

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will feature Syracuse, NY native Paul Grimshaw at its Coffee With the Authors event on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Grimshaw is a fulltime freelance journalist, living in his adopted state, South Carolina, since 1997. As a participant in more than a dozen Civil War reenactments, Grimshaw was moved by the job these living historians do, taking the participant and spectator to a place of suspended disbelief. In his debut novel, Travelers of the Gray Dawn, he goes one step further, to ask the “What if” questions.

A unique combination of genres, Travelers of the Gray Dawn, published in 2013, mixes thriller, alternate history and science fact and fiction with a healthy dose of cautionary tale and love story. Reflecting the spirit of storytellers such as Rod Serling and Michael Crichton, the fast-paced novel is filled with likable characters and intriguing “what-ifs” about a modern world without the benefit of a United States of America. The themes and storyline come together to entertain and urge readers to consider their own understanding of how events of the past shaped our present day (for better or worse) and why we are who we are and of America’s place in the evolution of the world we know.

 

Voyagers of the Gray Dawn: Finding Henry is the 2015 follow-up to Travelers of the Gray Dawn. The story unfolds in Princeton, NJ as Henry Rollins, a prodigious young PhD physics professor and assistant to Albert Einstein, is caught up in the tumultuous exploits of World War II U.S. Naval top-secret experimentation. As Einstein’s miscalculations and a stowaway Nazi spy interfere, the young doctor is hurled headlong into a world he’s only heard rumor of; a parallel universe where the Confederate States of America is the governing body over a good deal of the former Unites States of America. Back home, Rollins’ equally young and brilliant wife Margaret, is desperate to reunite with her missing husband, and may just have a clue where he is. Filled with historical facts and alternate history imaginings, Rollins’ epic travels, hinted at in the first book, are explored in detail this time.

 

The Sunset River Marketplace event is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.

 

Robert J. Sherertz at The Moveable Feast Dec. 7

WED., Dec. 7 ~ Robert J. Sherertz (A Hero Among Millions) at Inlet Affairs51rp3ajcmql-_sy346_

Lt Commander Jack Sherertz joined the Navy as a 90-day Wonder Ensign and began World War II on the USS Nevada on December 7, 1941. He was then transferred to PT boat Squadron 1 and to Midway Island in time for the Battle of Midway. He was reassigned to PT boat Squadron 34, shipped to England and participated in D-Day and the defense of the Channel Islands. Over the five years that he served in the Navy he lost six fellow Ensigns at Pearl Harbor, fifty other men on the USS Nevada, organized the funeral for eleven marine pilots on Midway, and ordered sixteen men to their death off the coast of Jersey Island. He had at least 83 good reasons why he never talked about the war, but finally, at the age of 91, he decided to tell his story … to his son. Bob Sherertz, Murrells Inlet resident and Grand Strand Regional Hospital staff physician, was a committed recorder of his father’s World War II experience. His medical research experience came in handy filling in the few gaps in his father’s story and confirming what was said in every way possible. But mostly, as in the oral traditions of old, he listened carefully and wrote down the story for future generations.

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books for those unable to participate in the feast. Each feast is $25 (occasionally more when the book is included); books are available at a 10% discount from Litchfield Books. For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com

Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados March 9, 2016

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Danny Simmons – USA – The workings of wheels and gears

NEW WORKS BY TOP BARBADIAN ARTISTS WILL HEADLINE 6TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN FINE ART FAIR BARBADOS  AT DIVI SOUTHWINDS RESORT

 

The 6th Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair – Barbados will open on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Divi Southwinds Resort with a Gala Reception from 6-9 pm, featuring opening remarks by Barbados Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth, Hon. Stephen Lashley.  The fair will open from 11 am – 8 pm on Thursday, March 10- Saturday, March 12; and on Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm. New works by renowned Barbadian artists Ras Ishi Butcher and Ras Akyem I Ramsay will headline a powerful representation of Barbadian art at this year’s event. Kenneth “Black” Blackman, Ras Bongo Congo I, Ras Ilix Heartman, David “Guru” McClean, Oneka Small, Arlette St. Hill and several other noted Barbadian artists will lead the list of over 50 artists representing 13 Caribbean nations, Brazil, Ghana and the USA.

 

As Barbados celebrates its Jubilee year of Independence from Great Britain, Barbadian talent will be featured throughout our program of special events. On Thursday evening, March 10, Barbadian designer Marva Forde will lead the contingent of talent for the Caribbean Fashion Showcase; Barbadian Author/Poet Adisa Aja Andwele will sign copies of his new book “Painting Poetry” during Friday afternoon; while by Barbadian poets Cher Antoinette, Talent Uncapped, Hasani Wilson, and special guest UK based Victor Richards will feature on Spoken Word Night, Friday evening, March 11. Mr. Richards will also present an exhibit of photos and sign copies of his poetry trilogy themed, “Illusion – Streets Paved with Gold”. Celebrated USA artist, poet and art entrepreneur Danny Simmons will host the evening of spoken word performances and will also conduct a personal tour of the Fair on Sunday afternoon, March 13. Barbadian curator of Queens Park Gallery, Janice Whittle, is a featured presenter at the Caribbean Art Symposium on Saturday, March 12. Also featured will be a painting session with American artist S. Ross Browne; an interactive presentation by USA artist and art historian Dr. Myrah Brown Green; and in the evening, film screenings by Barbados Video & Film Association. CaFA Fair will close on Sunday, March 13 with Viewpoint; personal tours with Mr. Simmons, Dr. Myrah Brown Green, and Barbados born Director of CaFA Fair Barbados, Anderson M. Pilgrim.

 

 

 

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Earl D. Etienne - Dominica - Kibuli.

Earl D. Etienne – Dominica – Kibuli.

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A special section of CaFA Fair Barbados, Diaspora Dialogue III, features the work of 10 specially selected artists, headlined by USA’s Danny Simmons, Ghanian painter TAFA, and Brazil’s Ernani Silva. This exhibition explores the African influence on contemporary Diaspora artistic expression and investigates the position of Caribbean art in the broader Diaspora conversation.

 

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Event partners include Bajan Sun Online; Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.; Barbados National Cultural Foundation; Cockspur Fine Rum; COT Media Group; Divi Southwinds Resort; Dover Beach Hotel; Laparkan Shipping and MQI/BMW.

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CaFA Fair was created with the primary mission of increasing awareness and appreciation of Caribbean culture through the presentation of works of art and the distribution of information.  For updates please visit event website www.cafafair.com or call 646-267-8831.

January Programming Aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA announces the programming schedule for January, 2016.

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Hidden Battleship
January 9, 2016
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
$50 per person. $45 for Friends members or active military.

 

For the explorer at heart, bring a friend and join us for a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of un-restored areas of the Battleship. The four-hour tour consists of small groups with guides. Guests explore the bow (officers’ country, boatswain locker, and descend to the bottom of the ship), third deck (Radio II, brig, after gyro, storage rooms, ammunition handling, Engineer’s office), Engine room #1, superstructure (Captain’s cabin, armored conning tower, maintenance shops), reefer, aft diesel, and climb inside the fire control tower to the top of the ship. The Azalea Coast Radio Club will be in Radio II to explain their work on the ship’s radio transmitters. It’s the tour that brings out the “Indiana Jones” in all of us, without the snakes!

 

The program is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and limited to 40 participants. It is not appropriate for those who have difficulty climbing narrow ladders or over knee-high hatches. Wear warm, comfortable, washable clothing, sturdy, rubber-soled shoes and bring a camera! Registration and payment are due Thursday before the event.

 

Sailor Saturdays
January 16, 2016
11:00 am3:00 pm
FREE with Battleship Admission.

 

Ahoy kids, parents, and youth leaders! Try on helmets, raise signal flags, “text” using semaphore flags, tap out your name using Morse code, type on vintage typewriters, and more! Friendly, knowledgeable volunteer staff from the ship from stem to stern to help you have a grand time onboard ship.

 

About Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Visit www.battleshipnc.com or follow us on Facebook.com/ncbb55 andTwitter.com/battleshipnc for more information. Relive with the crew on the Battleship Blog http://seastories.battleshipnc.com/. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (www.NCCulture.com).

 

New Year Bonfire and Wine

LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD
January Hours : Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm, Closed Sundays & Mondays
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New Year Bonfire.
Jan. 2, 2016…………. 12pm – 5pm

Starting the new year with wine & song around a warm fire. Live music, hot spiced wine and friendly company. All at a beautiful outdoor venue. Take the vineyard tour at 2:30pm. Bring a chair, or use one of ours. Here’s hoping you can share this special afternoon with us. Cheers! Vicki
Music (12:15-4:15 pm): – The Stringwood Trio. (Ed, Bobby & Dean)
Admission: $3/person. Bring 2 non-perishable items for Food Pantry and receive $3 off admission (and thank you for your donation.)
Food Pantry Items needed….click here.

FOOD (noon-4:00pm) BY: – Smokin’ Pitt BBQ and The Vineyard Grill
Beverages BY – La Belle Amie Vineyard (soda, juices, beer, wine, water)

SORRY, NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED

SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM
GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566
843-399-WINE (9463) ………………….. www.LaBelleAmie.com
JANUARY SHOP HOURS: Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm. Closed Sundays & Mondays.
Upcoming Events: La Belle Amie Festival/Event Dates

Folk Duo Plays Free Concert in Spartanburg SC

Friction FarmFriction Farm, a duo of guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and bassist/vocalist Christine Stay, will play a free and live concert at Chapman Cultural Center Sunday, Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m. as part of the venue’s weekly Sundays Unplugged program.

The Spartanburg-based duo has produced four albums: I Read Your Book; Every Mile Is A Memory; 34 Degrees, 32 Minutes; and Believe. Every Mile Is A Memory earned them a spot as Kerrville New Folk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists in 2011.

They continue to combine storytelling, social commentary, and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.

Every Sunday 1-5 p.m., Chapman Cultural Center is open and mostly free to give citizens and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free and casual afternoon to experience local art and culture. Spartanburg Art Museum, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Gallery, Spartanburg Regional History Museum, and the Student Galleries are all open and free. In addition, Spartanburg Science Center is open with a $4 per adult and $2.50 per student admission. As part of the Sunday Unplugged program, a free concert by one or more local musicians is set for 2-4 p.m

To know more about Friction Farm, please visit online FrictionFarm.com. To know more about what Chapman has to offer, please visit ChapmanCulturalCenter.org or call (864) 542-ARTS.

MB Marathon Offers Reduced Entry Fees Through January 1, 2016

To take advantage of the discounted entry fees for the 2016 event, visit www.mbmarathon.com. Registration for all race events will increase on January 2, 2016. Race weekend includes the Myrtle Beach area’s only full marathon, a half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

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For more information on this topic or the 2016 Myrtle Beach Marathon Race Weekend, please visit www.mbmarathon.com. Weekend events include full marathon, half marathon, marathon team relay, 5K and 1 mile fun run.

AUCTIONS AMERICA’S DEBUT HILTON HEAD ISLAND SALE

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Auctions America, the official auction house of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, officially rounds out its 2015 calendar this month with a boutique afternoon sale on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, October 31. Held at the beachfront Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, the sale features more than 100 blue-chip collector cars and select automobilia, offering an exciting range of ownership opportunities for savvy collectors.

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an exceptionally original 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition (credit: courtesy of Auctions America)

“While Auctions America is best known for its multi-day sales, we’re focusing on a smaller, more elite group of automobiles for our final auction of the year,” says Megan Boyd, Car Specialist, Auctions America. “The select offering of cars has been hand-picked by our team of specialists to complement the diversity and heritage that is showcased by the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance and we are looking forward to celebrating the hobby in one of America’s most scenic locations.”

The docket for the Halloween auction runs the gamut of automotive production, from quintessential American classics through to superb European sports and GT cars. The auction will also feature an exciting series of poster cars from the 1970s and 80s, as well as modern collectibles to cater to growing collector interest in these segments.

ICONIC POSTER CARS

Poster cars from the 1970s and 80s have been trending in recent months, as those who adorned their bedroom walls with pictures of these cars during their youth are now in the financial position to realize their dreams. When it comes to poster cars of the 1980s in particular, there is perhaps nothing more iconic than the Lamborghini Countach. Designed as a successor to the Lamborghini Miura, the Countach turned the automotive world completely upside down when it was unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Lamborghini released an updated and slightly restyled version of its celebrated Countach, which went on to become the most desirable iteration of the car in the eyes of many. The Hilton Head Island auction will present an exceptionally original example of this model, a1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition. Finished in highly desirable white with a black leather interior, the vehicle on offer was delivered new to the United States. Presented in remarkably well-preserved and maintained condition, it shows just 10,900 km from new and is expected to garner strong interest from collectors when it crosses the auction block (Est. $340,000 – $380,000).

Other notable poster cars slated for the sale include:

  • an attractive 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, striking in Silver over Red and fitted with desirable Daytona style seats and fender flares, which were added after the car left Maranello (Est, $290,000 – $330,000);
  • a stunning, black on black 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB, a fantastic example of a first-year 308 and one of the last great carbureted Ferraris, showing just 2700 miles (Est. $100,000 – $125,000); and
  • an instantly recognizable 1982 DeLorean DMC-12; best identified by its appearance in “Back to the Future”, the DeLorean is known for its distinctive gullwing doors and iconic stainless steel body. The example on offer is presented in largely original condition (Est. $25,000 – $30,000).

MODERN PERFORMANCE

For those with a penchant for recent design and performance, Auctions America’s Hilton Head Island event also features a number of modern collectibles. Among standout lots are an ‘as new’ 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster, one of the lowest mileage examples in existence with a mere 543 miles (Est. $280,000 – $320,000); and, a well-documented 2002 Porsche 911 GT2 Coupe, built with a 3.6 liter turbocharged engine, capable of propelling the car to a blisteringly fast 198 mph (Est. $140,000 – $160,000).


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an “as new” 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster (credit: courtesy of Auctions America)

Auctions America’s Hilton Head Island sale will be at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, on Saturday, October 31. Auction vehicles will be available for advance preview on Friday, October 30. The digital catalog featuring select highlights is  available online: http://bit.ly/1LmIsbU.

For further information, including on bidder registration, or to view a frequently updated list of entries, visit www.auctionsamerica.com.

For more information on the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, visit the official website at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. All ticket options and packages for the 2015 Motoring Festival, including those for the Salute to Centennial Driving Tour, the Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala and the Aero Expo, are available for purchase at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com/tickets.

 ABOUT AUCTIONS AMERICA

Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time car specialists, who offer over 180 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company’s established roster of annual events are held in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Monica, California and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @auctionsamerica.

ABOUT THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 14th year in 2015. The Festival kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, Oct. 23 – 25, on the Grand Prize of America road course situated on the property of The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The festivities will continue on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, at the Port Royal Golf Club where the Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 1) will take center stage. New to this year’s Motoring Festival is the Hilton Head Island Auction by Auctions America (Oct. 31), the Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala (Oct. 30) and the Aero Expo (Oct. 31) featuring an array of vintage and new aircraft. Motoring Festival Partners for the 2015 Festival include the Port Royal Golf ClubThe Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & SpaThe Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & SpaBMW GroupPorsche of Hilton HeadVolvoLexusGMCMingledorff ’sSavannah/Hilton Head International AirportHargray, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and Visit Savannah. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com online.