A Publication of the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association for the sole use of its members.
To Contact Board Members or the POA: 579-2044 or e-mail at:
Board Members: John Russo - President, Peg McDonald - Vice President,
Al Franklin - Director, Jackie Orwig - Director, Joyce Dunn Davis - Director
Editor: Diana Mardall
Volume 25, Issue 1
January, 2006

The Board would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a "Happy New Year".

Well another year has passed under the bridge. It was a good year, we accomplished quite a bit for the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association. We met and made new friends and yes, we lost a few old friends, all in the balance of life, we will make the best of it. Our "Christmas Party" was a success as usual, everyone has complimented the Board on the food, and all had a good time… We thank Jackie Orwig, for her role in setting up the festivity.

Happy New Year.

John Russo


The Board of Directors will host a "Meet the Candidates" night on Thursday, January 5, at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse. This will be your opportunity to meet and ask questions of the people who are running for the open positions on the Carolina Shores Board of Directors in the February election. Be sure to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


Approximately six folding chairs are missing from the clubhouse. Did someone, perchance, borrow them and forget to return them? If so, please bring them back and put them in the storage room.

Joyce Davis, 575-0825


The POA office is assembling a list of locations in Carolina Shores that need a street light installed by Brunswick Electric. Once we have the complete list we will work through the town office to apply to BEMC. If you know of an area in great need of a street light please email or deliver a handwritten note to the POA office giving specific details of where it should be installed. Please include your name and phone # in case there are questions. All suggestions should be submitted by January 30.


We would like to thank all who helped with the luminaries around the lake. First, a big thank you to Bill Harniman and Nick DePalo who helped Richard weed-whack the tall grass so there would be room to safely place the luminary bags. Many thanks to all who helped assemble and place the luminaries - - Bill & Kathy Harniman, Nick & Michele DePalo, Nancy Northrop, Donna Watkins, Monty & Kay Craig, Bill & Teddy Altreuter and Dave & Laura Duncan. Also, a great big thank you to our Christmas Elf, Kathy Harniman, who surprised us with an early clean-up the next morning!

Jane & Richard Boyle


Share your good fortune, shed the pounds, help deliver meals to the homebound.

This year we'll be volunteering approximately every 8 weeks - Monday thru Friday 8:45 am - 1 pm. We have weeks of January 16-20, March 13-17th and May 8-12th.

If you can help any of those first 15 days let me know . It takes the time of about a round of golf or game of cards and really rewarding.

Katie Bissett 579-1884


On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 pm in the POA, the monthly pot luck Dinner and Dance will take place. Several of your Carolina Shores neighbors are excellent Dancers, and after the dinner, they will
demonstrate some fun dance steps – and give you a chance to try them. This is open to all Carolina Shores residents so please come and bring a dish to share.

For more info, call Maslin Kain at 579.9637.


Our December meeting was held at the POA on December 9; we had 33 members and one guest present. After our business meeting we all enjoyed another fantastic show and tell with a lot of beautiful Christmas items. Needless to say, they were all wonderful. After our meeting we all enjoyed a delicious luncheon and a very fun grab bag. We also collected food and a check for the local food pantry. Our next meeting will be held on January 13 at the POA at 9:30 a.m. Rose Marcisyn will lead our workshop after the meeting and we will be making a hydrangea wall hanging. Hope to see you there. A healthy New Year to everyone.



The Carolina Shores Needlework Club will hold its January meeting on Monday, January 16, at 10 a.m. The group will gather at Joyce Davis's house (14 Oakbark Court) and then drive to the Atlanta Bread Company in NMB, where all will do needlework by the fire and enjoy lunch together.

Please call if you plan to attend so we will know to wait for you. We can pick up anyone who cannot drive.

Joyce Davis, 575-0825


You've heard about the best Christmas Pageant ever, well, New Friends had the best Christmas party ever. Diane Berry chaired a short meeting where Connie Diffenbaugher and Rosemary Connel, new residents, were introduced.

Then it was "get to know you through your secrets" time. What have you done that no one knows about you? Let it out before the New Year. A few revealed that they had helped a thief, taught life skills in a prison, rescued injured birds, and had driven motorcycles. However, Belle Paulikas took the first prize with her story about a visit to the Jerry Springer show in Chicago. You'll have to ask her to tell you all about it. (I'd be censored!) Then we played some group Christmas games and then we did what we came for. We ate! Brunch was spectacular! The lunch bunch ladies outdid themselves. The table was laden with soup, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts. A joyous, happy morning it was!

In the caring and sharing spirit of the season, the ladies brought tons of dog food and toys for Paws Place as well as canned goods for the county food banks.

Some future plans include:
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Dinner Dance
Springtime - Culinary Institute
The next meeting, chaired by Kay Craig, will be the second Tuesday of the month, January 10, at 10 A.M. Join us for fellowship, information and then out to lunch.


We had a fine turnout of Bridge players on Friday, December 2nd at the POA. It was a very enjoyable evening. The winners were:
1st place- Evie Hart
2nd place- Don Hart

Shirley Tolochko and Eloise Kiracofe bid and made a slam.

We need more Bridge players to join us at the POA on Friday, January 6th. Let's get 2006 off to a great start with a lot of great people. Please mark on your calendar that we meet every first Friday of the month at 7:30pm at the POA.

Don Hart - 579-7789


We play duplicate bridge in a very relaxed setting, please join us on Wednesday night! For more information call me at 575-0825.

Recent results for the 7:00 PM Wednesday evening game follow:

Nov 30 1st Pat O'Brien/Joan LaForge, 2nd Don/Evie Hart, 3rd Roy Johnson/Doris Sandberg 4th Mike/Shirley Tolochko

Dec 7 1st Doug/Jean Falls, 2nd Tie Chuck/Alice Schilling, Roy Johnson/Doris Sandberg

Dec 14 1st Chuck/Alice Schilling, 2nd Nancy Bradbury/Mary Scott, 3rd Bob/Joyce Davis, 4th Tie Mike/Shirley Tolochko, Ed/Carolyn Woods, Sue Greiner/Ramona Bendin

Bob Davis


December 13th concluded bowling for the year. We will start bowling January 3rd.
Tom Henry had a 206, Joe Farmarco bowled 113 pins over his average, Joe Fioravanti had a nice 254 game with 605 series, Bob Berry 225,198,213 for a 636, Joe Cejka 225 game. Bonnie Diefensaug bowled 67 pins over her average.

Have a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!


NARFE) will start the year off with their first meeting of 2006. The meeting will be held at Sunrise Pancake house at 11:30 AM on Tuesday January 3rd, 2006.

Ellie Girard - 575-0890


The Garden Club Christmas Party was held at the Sandpiper Restaurant. Betty Johnston and her committee, Jane Mahnke and JoAnn LaWall, did a great job. We were entertained, or perhaps it would be better to say we were led in our own entertainment, by the “Yesterday’s Memories Quartet” of talented musicians leading us in all the old favorite Christmas songs and carols. A gingerbread house made by Pat Kennedy was raffled off with proceeds going to the Garden Club Beautification Fund.
On the subject of beautification, special thanks go to Jane and Rich Boyle for the luminaries around the lake on the night of the POA Christmas party and to Emily Sharp and her committee who decorated the POA and the Town sign.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 11. At that time, tickets will be on sale for our Annual Card Party to raise funds for the scholarships the Garden Club awards every year to two deserving Seniors from West Brunswick High School. This year the card party theme will be “Love of Learning” with a Valentine motif. It will be held at the POA on Wednesday, February 8 at 11 am with the luncheon catered by “The Trestle” Restaurant in Conway, SC. Tickets are $15. Mary Elliott and Madeline Mahony will be on hand to take reservations for each table. Get your game playing friends together (Visitors and guests are Most welcome!), and plan to attend this fun and worthwhile day.
The Garden Club wishes all our members and all the folks in Carolina Shores a very Happy New Year.

Submitted by Teddy Altreuter for Eva Jensen


Now that the Holidays are over and we have all over-indulged, it's time to dust off the tennis racquets and work on getting rid of that "winter coat". All Carolina Shores residents are welcome to join our open tennis group on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

For the months of January & February open tennis will beginning at 9:30 AM to allow the sun to get higher and temperature to soar--yeah right! All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to come join us, everyone who shows up is guaranteed to play.

A special thank you is in order to Ruth Anthony & Barry Hetrick for taking the time and effort to clean the mold from the court nets. We had forgotten that the tapes were actually white. See you all at the courts.

Bob Anthony 579-9666


Ladies, ladies, ladies and our own two men, Bob and Jim. Sorry, I missed the two of you in our last article. We had a great time at our Christmas Party with plenty of appetizers and desserts. Here is a sampling of what you missed if you did not attend. A wonderful antipasto salad, warm stromboli, Quiche, Stuffed celery, strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce, pita sandwiches, cheese and pimento sandwiches, cheese spread and crackers, pound cake, yum! Oh, we also had brownies, cheese spreads, melon balls and cookie pops.

Our next luncheon will be at Tom Japanese Steak House in Ocean Isle on Jan. 3rd. We will be meeting at the clubhouse at 11:30 and car pooling from there. We are all looking forward to this outing. If you are interested in joining us, please call Rita Gallo, 575-0897. She will need to have a head count for the restaurant. We would love to see you all there.
Any questions about joining the Cook’s Club, please call Joan Keating, 575-4757.
Thank you to all those who contributed to our Christmas party.

Dot Robertiello, 579-1407


The Renegades Golf Group is open to any resident of Carolina Shores. Anyone wishing to join can check the Renegade bulletin board found in the ladies room at the POA or contact any current member.

The Annual Meeting of the Renegades will be held on January 12 at Brick Landing. Seating and cash bar will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at 12:00 p.m. If you have not already signed up, please call Sally Nolan for details.

Carol Groner and Laura Duncan will be co-chairmen for the month of January. Play will be at Carolina Shores Golf Course. Check the bulletin board for sign-up sheet and tee time.

Donna Watkins


The Niners Christmas party was held at Calabash Tavern and Steakhouse. Elvis, (Mary Anne Ketcham) donned in his white outfit paid us a visit singing Blue Christmas and helping hand out the presents to all the good boys and girls. Everyone enjoyed the food and the entertainment.

The Installation Luncheon will be held on January 25th, 12:00 at The Grill in North Mrytle Beach. The Officers will be Janice Garvin, President; Ellie Girard, Vice President, Jean Sanborn, Treasurer, and Nancy Harthausen, Secretary. Details will be posted in the Pro Shop.

Dues for the coming year will be $15.00 which includes $5.00 for the handicapping fee.
Golf is played every Thursday at Carolina Shores Golf Course. Please try to be there by 8:00 AM.

Sign up sheets are posted in the Pro Shop and you should sign up by Monday.

Submitted by Mary Fran Ryon


On December 2, 2005 CSMGA played at Ocean Ridge Plantation. After golf there was a buffet luncheon, each person received a logo golf ball. Every one had a great time.

There will be a meeting of the CSMGA January 9, 2006 at 5:00 PM. A ten dollar membership fee will be collected and plans for the coming year will be discussed. New members are always welcome.

Al Franklin


Carolina Shores Sunday Scramble Group
The Carolina Shores Sunday Scramble Group closed out its golfing year with a Christmas Tournament at Sea Trail. Forty golfers teed it up at the Rees Jones Course with its wide fairways, numerous water hazards, pot bunkers and challenging greens.

After golf the players and guests enjoyed a delightful dinner at The Boundary House in Calabash where the day’s winners were announced. They were:
1st Place: George Malina, Joe Lowry, Pat Soule and Laura Duncan
2nd Place: Paul Jordan, Joe Clark, Will Groner and Kathy Harniman
3rd Place: Steve Blatnica, Monty Craig, Sharon Clark and Gloria Schroppe

Our thanks go to Lynn Jerr for hosting and also to Jay and Arlene Leskowicz for their assistance.

January play will be on January 8 at Black Bear with Jay & Arlene Leskowicz co-hosting with Dick and Jane Boyle. 2006 dues will be collected at the dinner following. Sign-up sheet is posted at the POA.


Philip and Rosemary Connell
5 Sage Court

These new residents have just moved here from Oakhurst, New Jersey. Philip is a retired high school history teacher. Rosemary worked for the federal government in Fort Monmouth, N.J. They enjoy kayaking, hiking and gardening. They are looking forward to meeting their neighbors and enjoying their new home in Carolina Shores.

Ed Veltman and Judy Johnson
42 Swamp Fox

Ed is originally from Michigan and Judy from Chicago, Illinois. They are very happy to be out of the cold and snow and to be living in this nice climate. Most recently before moving to Carolina Shores they lived in South Carolina. Sharing the home is a very friendly "tortoise" cat named Tia. Their love for sailing shadows tops their list of hobbies and interests. They own a 46 foot sailboat and lived on it and sailed on it for 3 years - mostly in the Bahamas. They also have a sailboat in Michigan on a lake that they enjoy.

Jerry and Cindy Leonard
19 Oakbark
843 241-6417

This newlywed couple have moved from Thomasville and Pinehurst. Jerry owns a decorative concrete business and Cindy works in insurance with Farm Bureau. They are also kept busy putting two households together, painting and settling in to their home. They have a "great dog", Sandy. Their hobbies include boating, golf and motorcycling.

Anne Bosher and Laurie Mustico
13 Court 8

This mother and daughter share their home with Blume and Squatch - two cats. One is a rescued ferrel cat and the other Ann brought from Saudi Arabia. She says she has "lived everywhere". Anne worked with the Turtle Program in Sunset Beach for 10 years and is also a talented artist. Laurie moved here from Raleigh and has started her business "Must I Company" as a personal assistant. (Very clever, noting her last name). Laurie told me that there are now 5 generations of women living in their family starting with her mom. Anne has 6 children, 23 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


To our good friends and neighbors, when our hearts were broken you comforted us. You filled our souls with warmth. We appreciate every gesture of good thoughts during our loss. Thank you.

The family of Ellen Rose – Don, Gary and Terry


Mrs. Michael (Mousie) Flangan: 15 Gate 12
Tom Flynn: 9 Landing Ct.


Mark Your Calendar

Annual Progressive Dinner

Saturday - February 18, 2006
Details in February Bulletin
For more information or reservations call:
Marlene Stewart 575-6675
Barbara Malina 579-9215

All are welcome to participate!


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Editor’s Note: Articles for the next Bulletin must be received by the Editor by the 20th of the month. You can e-mail articles, event information, etc. to me at (Note: there is an underlined space between “diana” and “mardall” – diana_mardall); you can deliver the information to me at 36 Carolina Shores Parkway, or you can send via e-mail to the POA and they’ll forward to me. Please include a name and phone number when submitting information.