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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

Caribbean Fine Art Fair Barbados March 9, 2016

Danny Simmons - USA - The workings of wheels and gears

Danny Simmons – USA – The workings of wheels and gears



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.






Earl D. Etienne - Dominica - Kibuli.

Earl D. Etienne – Dominica – Kibuli.



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.




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.



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 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 or follow us on for more information. Relive with the crew on the Battleship Blog The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (


New Year Bonfire and Wine

January Hours : Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm, Closed Sundays & Mondays
Closed Friday, January 1, 2016. Happy New Year!DSC_0050

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)


SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM
GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566
843-399-WINE (9463) …………………..
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 To know more about what Chapman has to offer, please visit 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 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.


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



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.


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.


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).


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).


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:

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

For more information on the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, visit the official website at 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


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, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @auctionsamerica.


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 online.

Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship Welcomes John Daly Cocktail as Official Drink of the 32nd Annual Event

Two-Time Major Champion John Daly to Appear at World’s Largest 19th Hole

Two-time major champion John Daly and his namesake cocktail will be appearing at the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship. The 32nd annual event will be played August 31 through September 4 and is again expected to attract 3,400 golfers from 30+ countries.

Daly will be at the World’s Largest 19th Hole following the tournament’s third and fourth rounds. He will be serving participants his signature John Daly Cocktail and playing music at World Am Live, performing alongside Stephen Kellogg, the official band of GIASI Beverage Company, the distributor of the John Daly. Daly will also broadcast his one hour Sirius/XM radio show, “Hit it Hard with John Daly” from the World Am.

The World’s Largest 19th Hole is held each night at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where tournament participants gather to enjoy golf’s greatest party. The 19th Hole features free food and drinks, live entertainment – including former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks this year – a 60+ exhibitor golf expo and much more.

“This is a great opportunity for me to embrace the true core customer of my brand,” said John. “These people come to play golf all day and have a great time at night in a place that I love – Myrtle Beach.”

“We are delighted to welcome the John Daly Cocktail as the official drink of the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, and equally excited to have John joining us at this year’s event,” said Jeff Monday, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s tournament director. “John remains one of golf’s most popular players and tournament participants will enjoy the opportunity to meet a two-time major champion.”

The John Daly Cocktail, which comes in three signature flavors, will be the official cocktail of the World’s Largest 19th Hole, giving golfers the chance to “Grip it and Sip it,” each night of the tournament. The three flavors are Sweet Tea & Lemonade Vodka, Peach Tea & Lemonade Vodka and Raspberry Tea and Lemonade Vodka.

The John Daly Sweet Tea & Lemonade has the classic taste of Southern Special sweet tea and the refreshing kick of fresh squeezed Meyer lemonade mixed in perfect harmony with a splash, or two, of silky smooth handcrafted, five times distilled vodka.

The John Daly Peach Tea & Lemonade is just a cut nine iron from the original with a hint of natural peach flavor. You’ll think we’ve pillaged the trees of Georgia with this tasty libation. No matter the season… no matter the time of year… no matter if the famous Azaleas of Augusta are in bloom or not.

The John Daly Raspberry Tea & Lemonade is another fluffy cut from the original, fading in a hint of Raspberry essence for a taste unlike any other.

Daly will join television personalities Charlie Rymer and Win McMurry and the Katrek and Maginnes On Tap radio show, which will be broadcast live from the main stage on Sirius/XM radio, as headliners at the 32nd annual World Am.

Daly will join Annika Sorenstam, David Feherty, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon and Major League Baseball great Roger Clemens, who played in the event three times, among the big names who have been to the World Am.

The 72-hole net stroke play tournament relies on the game’s most rigorously enforced handicap system to level the field for every man and woman that plays in the event.

New Wine at Hilton Head’s Island Winery

Sea Island White now available


This crisp refreshing wine, made of a blend of cold weather white grapes including Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc, is the perfect companion to fresh seafood. 
Free Shipping with a purchase of 6 or more bottles of (any) wine at online store at  Use Promo Code:  SixFree
Volume discounts also available
  • BUY A CASE OF WINE ONLINE AND RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING AND A 20% DISCOUNT (use code TenPercent). Applies to mixed cases as well.

Are You Going Out With the Trash?

Cleaning house here, literally and figuratively. Yes, we are cleaning the whole house, two offices and all the files and computers.

We truly value and treasure our friends and clients who work with us on a continuing and long-term basis, and we are happy to have our work appreciated. You know who you are! We are always available to you and won’t put your stuff in the trash, even if it’s been completed.

It’s always exciting to begin new projects (any time of year really) and equally satisfying to let go of finished (or dead) items. A few changes will be announced here during January, and new work will soon begin.

If you are not already on our schedule or in an ongoing contractual arrangement, speak up before the new calendar is filled. If we already have a personal working relationship, you know you can call or email anytime and expect quick response. If you don’t have personal contact information, complete either of the contact forms on this page. It’s completely confidential too, and we will respond as appropriate.

If you received some free consulting, marketing, photography, editing, writing or other assistance from us in 2014, it’s been delivered with a smile, but now it’s going out with the trash. If you plan to follow up in 2015, let us know now or your stuff will be unavailable.

Huge wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year to all!