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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

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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. 
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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.
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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!

ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT LU MIL VINEYARD

Lu Mil’s Christmas Experience will begin on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend (11/29 & 11/30) and run Thursday through Sunday (Dec. 4, 5, 6, 7) and nightly beginning Dec. 11 thru Dec. 23. The Country Buffet will be open from 5 pm to 9 pm and the Festival of Lights will run from 6 pm to 10 pm.lu mil

The Candy Shop with the REAL Santa and the Country Buffet is open every night during the light show. The Gift Shop with free wine tastings is open daily and will be open until 10pm the nights of the light show. The light show is $6 per person OR $60 dollars maximum for as many as you can get on a bus, van, hayride, pickup bed, etc. Your FM radio is your receiver for the music that the lights are synchronized with so that you can enjoy the music and lights at your leisure in your own vehicle. Lu Mil Vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Rd, Elizabethtown NC. Call 910-866-5819 or visit www.lumilvineyard.com for more info.

With over one half million lights this year, it is more spectacular than ever. There are many enormous figurines and this year the huge display of the twelve days of Christmas stretches nearly the length of two football fields. There are more photo ops than ever, like the gigantic Christmas bear seen here. The beautiful oversized American flag is a tribute to our veterans and we hope everyone will keep CHRIST in your Christmas.

Call for Artists and Craftsmen

Artisans of the Olde English District & Holiday Market seeks artists and craftsmen for December 6.

Applications are now available for the second annual Artisans of the Olde English District & Downtown Holiday Market to be held December 6 from 10 am until 4 pm at 212 S. Main Street, Lancaster, SC as part of a weekend-long Red Rose Holiday Tour.  Applications are online at www.lancastercitysc.com.

The artisans and holiday market is promoted throughout the region and beyond, is an indoor show, and is made possible with support from Duke Energy Foundation, the City of Lancaster, Mitch & Mandy Norrell, The Lancaster Woman’s Club, and other sponsors.   The event features pottery, paintings, woodcraft, folk and fine art, apparel, accessories, toys & games, photography, holiday goods, and more with free admission to the public. Avant Garde Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization which supports and fosters partnerships with existing arts providers with a focus on cultural tourism, creative economy, community-based arts & culture, arts in education, and neighborhood public art.

For show applications and information, contact Cherry Doster at cmstevens@comporium.net. For more information on the Red Rose Holiday Tour email Cherry at cdoster@lancastercitysc.com ,  call 803-289-1492 or visit www.lancastercitysc.com.

Art Auction and Charity Event for Haiti

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Join JAFFA FILMS LLC Thursday, December 12,  2013 for BON BAGAY! 2nd Annual Art Auction and Fundraiser for Haiti. More than 40 incredible artworks from local and international  Haitian artists.The goal of BON BAGAY is to support the artistic  endeavors of Haitian artists as well as to raise money to combat gender  based violence in Haiti for the charity Haitian Women for Haitian  Refugees.

BON BAGAY will be presented at Harlem’s exclusive Raw Space Gallery with a night of beautiful art, music, delicious Haitian cuisine and  a full open bar courtesy of sponsors, Barbancourt Rum, Prestige Beer and Bevi Wines.

Contemporary Caribbean Art celebrates World Harmony

The NY Metropolitan Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non Violence and the International Communications Association will host a special reception on  October 24, 2013, 6-9pm, at the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue at 123rd Street in Harlem, at 6pm, to launch the visual art exhibition, “Contemporary Caribbean Art: Selections from CaFA Fair Barbados.”Contemporary Caribbean Art at the Dwyer Center, Harlem, NYCOne of the highlights of the special reception will be the presentation of the 2013 World Harmony Awards to six distinguished honorees who have made significant contributions to World Harmony, with their dedication to preserving and enhancing Caribbean Culture: Mr. Irving Burgie – composer, songwriter of many of Harry Belafonte’s greatest hits and member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame; Caribbean Tourism Organization (US Director Sylma Brown Bramble) – the leading advocate of tourism growth and development for the region; Dr. Una Clarke – former New York City council member; Dr. Roy E. Hastick – Founder and CEO of Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry, & Dr. Eda H. Hastick – distinguished educator; Dr. Marta Moreno Vega – Founder and Director of Caribbean Cultural Center-African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI); West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA- President Thomas Bailey) – producers of the largest Caribbean cultural celebration in the USA.

The awards are presented annually by International Communications Inc. This year’s six honorees will join a distinguished list of past recipients including Ruby Dee, renowned actress & cultural icon; Sherrill Kazan, President of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations; and Very Rev. James Parks Morton, distinguished humanitarian and founder of the Interfaith Center of New York.

CARIBBEAN FINE ART FAIR OPENING IN BARBADOS

NEW WORKS BY SEVERAL LEADING CARIBBEAN ARTISTS DEBUT AT 2013 CARIBBEAN FINE ART FAIR OPENING IN BARBADOS, MARCH 13 – 17

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Ademola Olugebefola (USVI) The Mighty Atlantic

We are delighted to announce this important cultural event presented by our colleagues in one of the best island destinations.

The 3rd Edition of Caribbean Fine Art (CaFA) Fair Barbados will be March 13-17 at the exciting new venue in the heart of historic Bridgetown, Barbados – the Spirit Bond Building. CaFA Fair opens on Wednesday, March 13, 6-9 pm with a Gala Reception featuring a live musical performance, presentation of the Caribbean Luminary of the Arts Award, and a preview of over 35 exhibitors of paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, original limited edition prints and new media exploring the cultural traditions of the Caribbean.

A special feature of CaFA Fair Barbados 2013 will be performances and film screenings scheduled for each day of the event. Trinidadian Shelley Worrell of CaribBEING will present screenings by filmmakers from Guadeloupe, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, while Barbadian performer NaLa will entertain with his unique brand of humor.

We are pleased to welcome celebrated US artist and cultural entrepreneur Danny Simmons; former Sothebys executive and principal of New York’s AK Art, Amy Kisch; and world renowned artist and lecturer Dr. Ademola Olugebefola, USVI, as presenters at the Caribbean Art Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013.

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New works by Puerto Rico’s Diogenes Ballester and USVI’s Ademola Olugebefola, will headline the selection of artworks by over 35 artists representing 13 Caribbean nations. 2 participating artists, Jamal Ince, Barbados, and Jamaica’s Ava Tomlinson were recently selected to showcase their paintings at Art Africa Miami 2012, which was a part of the Art Basel Miami week, December 2012. Internationally recognized contemporary artists such as Ras Ishi Butcher, Carlton Murrell, and Ras Akyem I Ramsay, Barbados; David Wilson, Dominica; Carl E. Hazlewood and Philip Moore, Guyana; Patricia Brintle, Haiti; Abishag Voundi, Martinique; Daniel Lind-Ramos, Puerto Rico; Marcel Pinas, Suriname; David Boothman, Trinidad & Tobago; will be represented at CaFA Fair Barbados. Emerging artists Nicolle Blackwood, Jamaica; Minerva Diaz, Puerto Rico; and many others from the English-speaking, Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean will also be on exhibit.

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Event partners include Barbados Tourism Authority; Barbados National Cultural Foundation; BMW; CaribBEING; Intimate Hotels of Barbados; Laparkan Shipping; Latin American Art; Lush Life Resort; Naniki Restaurant; and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

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Diaspora-Now was formed in 1986. Our primary mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of Caribbean culture through the distribution of information and presenting works of art. For updates please visit event website www.cafafair.com or call 646-267-8831. Abishag Voundi (Martinique)
Abishag Voundi (Martinique)

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Yoga Holidays Worldwide

Yoga Holidays Worldwide is a new app for iPhones and iPads by journalist and experienced yoga practitioner, Sue White. The author, a regular contributor to Australian Yoga Journaland the Sydney Morning Herald, has brought together over 140 of the best yoga breaks on the planet.

With listings from Brazil to Bermuda to Bali and back again, you’ll find luxury resorts where the yoga is an optional (but welcome) addition to a restorative vacation; jungle lodges where you can do tree pose with the toucans; and Italian Villas where a drop of wine or two accompanies your home-cooked meals. Yoga Holidays Worldwide also contains over 1500 photos, filters for price and location, and categories including child friendly, yoga festivals, yoga towns and teachers who travel.  $2.99 from the App Store.