I believe –and I have heard from most of my neighbors here –
that living in Carolina Shores has been an amazing and wonderful experience.
The weather is great (usually), there is an abundance of enjoyable activities
to choose from, and we are surrounded by some of the nicest, most caring
neighbors a person could ask for. My greatest hope is for Carolina Shores
to stay that way. From my perspective of serving on your CSPOA Board of
Directors, I have been given a useful perspective that I would like to
share with you concerning our Declaration of Restrictions.
The By-Laws and Declaration of Restrictions are here to make life better
for all of us – not to make life as difficult as possible. We live
in a rural county that has few and simple zoning and land use laws. Our
Restrictions were created to fill the gap between local laws and the kind
of lifestyle Carolina Shores property owners want. The job of the Board
of Directors is to oversee fair and even application of the Restrictions
and – when appropriate – to propose revisions or modifications.
The Board will do its best to be fair and even in enforcement of the Restrictions.
We ask you – the members – to do your best to comply with
the Restrictions, even when you do not agree with them or you believe
the Board or the ACC may have made a mistake or an oversight that gives
you an opportunity circumvent the rules. Our Board and ACC members are
all volunteers, and will occasionally make a mistake or an oversight when
dealing with the Restrictions. When that happens we do our best to quickly
correct the errors. Most residents are very cooperative in this process.
We appreciate their cooperation and ask that you – their neighbors
– be patient and understanding when problems arise that take time
A small number of residents actually look for opportunities to circumvent
the intention of the Restrictions. People who choose to do this are not
hurting the Board or the Restrictions – they are choosing to take
actions that are unfair and offensive to their neighbors. And that hurts
all of us.
I urge each of you to join the efforts of the Board to keep our surroundings
enjoyable. Please read the Restrictions and inform yourself about our
building requirements before undertaking a project at your property, and
then do your best to comply. If you see errors or unfair application of
the Restrictions by the Board contact us in writing and ask for a review
of the situation. We will do our best to respond quickly and fairly.
Let’s keep Carolina Shores the beautiful, warm, and neighborly place
we have always been!
Joyce Dunn Davis
Regretfully, I must begin this
month's column by advising you that Curt Orwig, Chairman of the CSPOA
ACC, submitted his resignation from the Committee on June 8, 2006. I would
like to state on behalf of the Board of Directors that his departure was
very disappointing, and we will miss his extraordinary leadership and
organizational prowess. Curt worked many long hours for the betterment
of the ACC, and through his efforts, many Committee improvements have
Last month I indicated that great strides were being made to update some
of the more commonly needed "Request Forms' and "Guidelines
and Procedures". Unfortunately, the final preparation has been somewhat
delayed, and as time permits, we will complete the final versions of these
very important documents, and put them into use. Until such time that
a new ACC Chairman is selected, I am helping the Committee as much as
possible, to ensure that we are able to conduct necessary ACC business
activities. If you experience a delay in receiving assistance with any
ACC issues you may have, please understand that due to the departure of
the Chairman, and a woefully low number of volunteers to accomplish daily
ACC requirements, our response time may not be as rapid as usual The Board
and the ACC extends their appreciation to all of you for your cooperation
and understanding as we work to regain our usual response capabilities.
|Monty Craig, VP-CSPOA
and Board Liaison to the ACC.
We are starting up the neighborhood
crime watch this month. I am taking over for Joe Martere, to whom we all
owe our thanks for running it the last several years. There are signup
sheets for July, August, and September in the boardroom at the POA clubhouse,
along with more detailed instructions. Please sign up for a day or two
– this is not a difficult task. You only cruise your half of the
community two or three times on the day you have selected. We will be
using the sign-up sheets only for the next few months, so if you see open
dates, ask your friends and neighbors to help. If the neighborhood watch
is to be successful, most of us have to pitch in. Thanks in advance,
On Tuesday, July 18th from
8 AM till 1 PM there will be a Community Blood Drive to be held at the
Calabash VFW, 900 Carter Drive in Calabash. The drive is in honor of our
troops serving overseas. No appointments are needed, but a "PHOTO
ID" is required. Refreshments will be served.
For further info please contact Vera Manning (575-4099) or Bud Sweetman
Thank you in advance for your "GIFT OF LIFE".
of Carolina Shores
Ever wonder how our community
came to be? Our new web site has an article about the history of Carolina
Shores written by Helen Moore. It describes the development and first
ten years of Carolina Shores. It is an interesting read! Find it at: www.carolinashorespoa.org
Also, check out the calendar on the web site. It is updated on a regular
Thanks for NEW FRIENDS' Successful Artists and Crafters Show
We had a wonderful turnout
that made our very first New Friends show at the POA one successful, beautiful
day. Special thanks for our construction of Public Signs and set ups by
Bradley Lewis, and Eva Jensen; Flyer distribution by Rosemary O'Connor,
Tina St. Marie, Grayce Farley, Fran DiBona, and others. Like a completed
puzzle, we were all complimentary parts, fitting very well together. At
the next show, we agreed it will last only 4 hours. Many new ideas will
be discussed as to what our group will be doing next. Stay tuned. Have
a great summer.
The Carolina Shores Care Team
Freezer needs your help! Recent needs of our neighbors have reduced the
supply of food in the freezer to near zero.
As you do your cooking over the next week please think about making extra
portions and putting something in the freezer. Entrees, soups, desserts,
etc. are all needed. Portions for two people are ideal, but more or less
is always acceptable. Just put your food in a non-returnable container
and mark the contents on the top (indicating if it is salt, sugar, or
lactose free) and drop it by the POA at your convenience. Your neighbors
will thank you!
The putting green contest was
won by a play off between Gary Stewart, Bob Davis and Ed Morris.
Gary Stewart --- 1st place
Ed Morris---2nd place
Bob Davis---3rd Place
The kids age group for 11 and under was won by
Colin- 1st place
We had 55 players and it was a beautiful day!!!
The water aerobics classes
are taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 AM
to 10 AM. Since we have not been able to find another instructor, we have
all decided that we will assist Bobby Henry throughout the summer in leading
the exercises. We are still hoping that we can find someone in the community
that may be interested in instructing the classes. In the meantime, please
plan to come and enjoy the morning exercises.
Many of you know that I’ve
been speaking with parents, grandparents and guardians of children in
our community. I’m thrilled to share that many residents of Carolina
Shores would like to get involved and make some positive changes for the
families in our neighborhood! Contact me with your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of the events going on so far:
Tennis Sign Up!
School age children (ages 6
and up) are welcome to sign up for tennis lessons to begin July 13 &14,
here at the Carolina Shores tennis courts. Lessons will be twice a week,
on Thursday & Friday afternoons, from 3 - 4:00 pm, for 4 weeks. Participants
should bring their own racquets and water bottles with their names on
them. Tennis shoes are preferred however, any court shoe will do as long
as they don't have black or dark soles. Shirts & shorts are required.
Sign up for tennis lessons by calling Tammy Humphreys at 575-7827 or email
If you have a talent or skill
that you think children could benefit from, please consider donating your
time! We are looking for volunteers to teach golf, art, swimming, fishing,
or anything you have to offer to children in our neighborhood. Parents,
grandparents and guardians of children in Carolina Shores would love to
have activities for their children within our own community. Families
interested in participating in upcoming activities, please email me at
Volunteers willing to share some time, please contact me as well.
August 19 -- End of Summer/Back
to School Potluck Dinner and Swim Party at the Pool, 4:00 PM
October 28 -- Family Halloween Party, featuring games, costume contest,
etc. for children and adults, at the POA Clubhouse, 6:30 PM
For more information -- or to sign up to help organize one of the parties
-- please call Marlene Stewart (575-6675) or Joyce Davis (575-0825). These
parties are sponsored by the Carolina Shores New Friends.
Mon., Wed. and Fri. open tennis
is still going strong but there's always room for more. This summer some
of the Carolina Shores tennis players are offering their time and "expertise"
to the school children living & visiting in our community by providing
beginner tennis lessons. Details of this program can be found in article
elsewhere in this bulletin by Tammy Humphreys.
SHORES QUILTING GUILD
The Carolina Shores Quilters
met at the POA June 9 with 21 members present and two guests, After our
business meeting we all enjoyed another great show and tell. Our guest
were introduced by Kathy Welker, Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell were our guests
and are representatives from the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, He gave
us a very informative talk about the running of the house, the volunteers
of the house, the patients and their families staying in the house. He
and his wife expressed thanks for all the donations we have made to the
Ronald McDonald house in the past and told us how much the children enjoyed
the home made quilts. We presented them with more quilts and booties and
then the meeting was adjoined. After the meeting was adjourned we enjoyed
our June pot luck luncheon and visiting with one another. The committee
did a great job.
Even though we will not have any business meetings through the summer,
we will have open workshops in July and August. Our July 14 workshop will
be at the POA and start at 9:30.This workshop will be held to make fabric
bags to be hung on walkers or wheelchairs and will be donated to Autumn
Care Nursing Home along with other facilities, we will also complete unfinished
projects, or get help on completing them. The Quilters want to welcome
interested residents to join them in making the bags. Sewing machines
are welcome, but not mandatory, as there are other jobs to do such as
measuring, cutting, and finishing touches. Do bring a sewing kit of needles,
thread, scissors, etc.
Looking forward to seeing some new faces along with our members.
Reinecke - 575-4051
There will be a meeting at
5:00 PM at the POA Clubhouse on August 15th, 2006. We will discuss new
rules, prize lists, etc.
Ellie Girard - 575-0890
On June 16, 2006, the Carolina
Shores Book Club met in the POA library. There were 12 members present.
We had two very good books to discuss and it was difficult to cram all
our thoughts into one hour, but we managed to stay focused by giving each
book a half hour for discussion.
Our first book was “The Kite Runner” a powerful first novel
written by Khaled Hossseini. The book was set in Afghanistan during the
60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It is the story of family, of childhood
friendship, betrayal, of choices made. Finally it is the story of redemption,
healing and hope for the future. We all agreed that this book broadened
our knowledge of the Afghan culture and their politics, loyalties and
devotion to their families. This is a book worth reading twice.
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” by Mark
Haddon was our second selection for the month. It gives us a glimmer of
what goes on in the mind of an autistic child and the unorthodox ways
he uses to relate to other people and situations. Chris, the autistic
child, narrates the story and lets us know that he is very upset because
he discovered the body of the neighbor’s dog and knows that it did
not die by accident. He’s fond of animals and relates to them better
than humans so he decides he’s going to be Sherlock Holmes and solve
this mystery. As he uses logic and mathematics to eliminate suspects,
he manages to upset the whole neighborhood. He then runs away and navigates
the subway system to find his mother who lives on the other side of the
city. Most of the time, he seems to exhibit more logic than the adults
We thought this was a humorous, heartwarming story of a very courageous
young man. It gave us a chance to see just how difficult it is for an
autistic person to get along in our world. Mark Haddon is a teacher of
autistic children and his story was quite uplifting – another book
worth reading again.
Our next meeting will be on July 21, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. in the POA library.
Our book club has no reading agenda for the summer, we just meet and discuss
any good books we have read and enjoyed. Please join us.
Dilettuso – 575-5845
Our June meeting was a picnic
held at the CS picnic area. Betty O’Rourke brought fried chicken
from Food Lion and other members brought homemade salads, fruit and homemade
goodies for dessert. Everything was very tasty! And we all had a good
New Horizons will not meet July or August. Our next regular meeting will
be on September 19. Please join us.
Have a wonderful summer!
"WHAT ARE WE DOIN' TODAY?"
Famous first words of the day that Carolina Shores folks hear all summer
long! Summer activities for house guests of all ages was the discussion
topic at the June meeting of New Friends. Several new residents were delighted
to hear the following suggestions and some long time friends were thrilled
to hear some new ideas for summer fun.
Of course, the beach is # 1 for sun fun. For younger grandchildren, a
day at Broadway At The Beach could include The Children's Museum, Ripleys
Aquarium and miniature golf. The older kids love NASCAR, located across
the street. For speed boat rides and dolphin sightings, try the Hurricane
Fleet's offerings out of the Calabash waterfront. Older kids also enjoy
the Alligator House and Myrtle Wave, where at least the less timid can
watch the water shenanigans seated in the shade. The Ocean Isle Museum
plus the Planetarium are nearby venues that hold children's programs.
And don't forget the free movies at the Coastal Cinemas in Shallotte every
Tuesday and Thursday.
For adult visitors, be sure to visit the Sunset Gallery here in Calabash
for outstanding art displays. For the shoppers, check out the Tanger Outlets,
of course and Martin's for the golfers. Local thrift shops offer special
shopping excursions also. For a peaceful boat trip down the Intracoastal
Waterway , try the "Jungle Princess", leaving twice daily from
Barefoot Landing. Dinner cruises are also available. Take the ferry out
of Southport to visit Fort Fisher, a Civil War site and the North Carolina
Aquarium. Don't forget to cheer on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the A baseball
team, for an evening of rousing fun. If antiquing is the order of the
day, visit Southport, N.C, or Georgetown or Mullins S.C. Check newspapers
for free concerts at Ocean Isle and local wineries. Finally, keep "Thursdays
at the Beach" in mind. Join other C.S. people near the Sunset Beach
pier around 4 P.M. for happy hour and watching the sunset.
One clever suggestion: keep on hand a collection of brochures that can
be gathered at the Visitor's Center of sights and sites then let the your
guests choose what they would like to see and do. Also keep on hand the
small menus of local restaurants so guests can help in the selection of
an eatery for a night out. (That way, the house cook can get a break!)
Have a great summer entertaining!
Kudos and thanks go to Lynn Darby and Grayce Farley for all their hard
work in organizing the first New Friends Arts and Crafts Fair in June.
Since it was a qualifying success, another one will be held in the fall
just in time for holiday shopping.
Please encourage neighbors and friends to use the resources of the Care
Team, including the frozen meals in the freezer at the POA. Let's continue
the "family friendly" atmosphere of this caring community and
be aware of those around us who may be in need of such services.
Tuesday, July 11 - New Friends Meeting at 10 A.M. at the POA. Dot Robetello
will chair the meeting.
Saturday, August 19 - Picnic and Pool Party
Saturday, October 28 Costume Party at the POA - Kids of all ages welcome!
Everyone is welcome to join this active group at any of the activities.
See you there!
It's not too early to be thinking
about marathon bridge, starting in September!
Get your partner and call Ray and/or Jody to get on the list!
579-6089 -- 29 Carolina Shores Parkway.
We play duplicate bridge in
a relaxed atmosphere every Wednesday night at 7 PM. Come join us!
If you need more information, call me at 575-0825.
Recent results follow:
May 24 - 1st Mike/Judy Mundy, 2nd tie Dottie Plourde/Doris Sandberg, Ray
May 31 - 1st Roy Johnson/Doris Sandberg, 2nd Dottie Plourde/Nancy Bradbury,
3rd Ed Woods/ Bob Davis
June 7 - 1st Bob/Joyce Davis, 2nd Chuck/Alice Schilling
June 14 - 1st Pat O’Brien/Joan LaForge, 2nd Mike/Judy Mundy
3rd Ray Gosciniak/Jody Personette
A Ray of Sunshine AMIDST the
Talamore @ Pinehurst was the destination of the Renegades for this year’s
their Ladies Away. The group arrived on Monday in time to enjoy cocktails
at the pool and a catered dinner. Tuesday morning’s skies were threatening
but everyone was anxious to hit the fairways. The gray skies brightened
when Donna Watkins’ drive on the second hole, a 120 yard par three,
rolled into the cup for a Hole-in-One. Talamore honored Donna, giving
her a Talamore flag and welcomed her into the Talamore Hole-in-One Club.
Jane Jordan was the last Renegade to experience one of the greatest thrills
in golf when she aced Hole #7 at Carolina Shores in 2004.
The team of Barbara Malina, Sharon Clark, Kathy Harniman and Sally Nolan
won 1st place honors in the day’s tournament. Second place winners
were: Lin Penta, Donna Powers, Betty Johnson and Gloria Schroppe. Finishing
third was the team of Donna Watkins, Pauline Millosky, Kay Craig and Jane
Prizes were awarded at dinner following at the Squires Restaurant in Southern
Pines. After dinner and back at Talamore the Renegades reminisced about
past Ladies Away trips and toasted the future. Sites for the next getaway
Unfortunately Wednesday’s round was rained out. However, Tropical
Storm Alberto could not suppress the camaraderie of the Group for they
knew as they packed up and headed home, they would be back.
All the Renegades thank Lin Penta and Kathy Harniman for arranging the
housing at Talamore and our golf, and especially for all the extra touches
which only added to our enjoyment and fun memories. Well done, Ladies!
The Renegades will be playing at Carolina Shores during July. Nancy Rubin
and Wanda Ogden are the co-chairpersons.
The Carolina Shores Niners
held their annual “Couples Father’s Day Nine and Dine”
on June 17. We all played a great game of golf at the Eagles Nest Golf
Club and the awards were presented at dinner that evening at Pat and Mike’s
Restaurant in Little River. Doris and Dick Pearce were the low net winners
in the women’s and men’s categories for the day. They also
had the lowest putts for the women and men. What a day for them! Second
low net went to Betty French for the women and Don Ketcham for the men.
Nancy Harthausen had the longest drive in the women’s category and
Dick Pearce had the longest drive for the men. Closest to the pin winners
were Mary Fran Ryon for the women and Eugene Sanborn for the men. Chuck
French had a chip-in at the 5th hole. The weather was beautiful and we
all had a wonderful time together.
Our Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon will be held on Thursday, July 13th,
at Derbsters at 11:30 AM. Hope to see a large group of Niners there.
Weekly Play –Niners’ play is every Thursday at the Carolina
Shores Golf Club. Please be sure to arrive by 7:30 AM. Tee time is 8:00
AM. All players for the next Thursday must sign-up on our sheet on our
Niners’ desk in the Pro Shop by the preceding Monday. No phone calls
making changes will be received after 12:00 Noon on Wednesday of each
week. We will have lunch at the Pro Shop after golf on the 2nd Thursday
of each month. Mary Anne Ketcham will be responsible for the pairings
for all regular play in 2006. The last captain should deliver all the
score cards for the day to Nancy Harthausen at 31 Carolina Shores Parkway
if she is not at the Pro Shop that day.
by Nancy Harthausen 575-2923
The CSLGA held its annual Rally
For A Cure Golf Tournament April 20thy to raise money for the Susan G.
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Judy Nicoletti posted the Low Gross of 83. She was also closest to the
pin on hole #17 which won her a pair of Etonic golf shoes provided by
the Rally For A Cure. Carol Hamilton posted the Low Net of 68. Marie Strickler
had the longest drive on hole #4 and Patty Buck had the most accurate
drive on hole #16. Sally Manifold, Ann Hierman, Shirley Vazquez and Dottie
Russo tied for low putts of 30 for which they received a Rally For A Cure
Additional winners were: 2nd low gross – Marie Strickler; 3rd low
gross – Sally Manifold; 2nd low net – Barb Kassner; 3rd low
net – Bev Farmarco; 4th low net – Dottie Meader; 5th low net
– Doreen Spearin; 6th low net (MOC) – Blanche Johnson, 7th
low net – Patty Buck; 8th low net – Ilsa Bateman; 9th low
net (MOC) – Marlene Cleary; 10th low net – Bernice Morris
and 11th low net – Sharon Pies.
Prizes were provided by the following: Heather Glen, The Thistle, Angel’s
Trace, Shaftsbury Glen, Sandpiper Bay, Crow Creek and Carolina Shores
golf courses, The Office Restaurant, The Boundary House Restaurant, Captain
Nance’s Seafood Restaurant, Derbster’s Restaurant, Totally
Chic Hiar Salon, Tony’s Pizza and Lori’s Golf Shoppe.
We wish to thank the “Rally” committee (Dottie Russo –
Chair, Barb Kassner, Dottie Meader), all the prize donors, the participants,
Jo O-Keefe and Eva Jensen for their photography, and all those who donated
to this most worthy cause. The sum of $713 was raised.
SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP
The Carolina Shores Sunday
Scramble Group held its June outing @ Eastport Golf Course. The 32 participants
found it to be a challenging layout. However, Joe Farmarco, Gordon Goodwin,
Kathy Harniman and Steve Blatnica managed to top Art Hahl, Jane Jordan,
Sharon Clark and Kay Craig by a match of cards, with each team scoring
a 133 for the one low gross, one low net game.
In third place were Bill Southard, Dick Boyle, Ilse Bateman and Jay Leskowicz.
A delicious barbeque dinner followed at the POA with Sharon and Joe Clark
and Kathy and Art Hahl hosting. Salads, desserts and set-up and clean-up
help were provided by Kathy Harniman, Sharon Clark, Kathy Hahl, Teddy
Altreuter, Gloria Crane and Bev Farmarco.
The Scramble group also welcomed a new member - - Bob Jones.
July’s Scramble is scheduled for July 9 at Meadowlands. Carol and
Will Groner and Diana Mardall and Phil Thomas will host. Sign-up sheet
is on the POA Bulletin Board.
Sue and Bob Ferrell
94 Calabash Dr 579-6112
Sue and Bob moved to Carolina Shores in July, 2005 from Winchester, VA.
However, Bob grew up in Raleigh, NC and Sue is from northern Virginia.
Sue is a retired legal secretary and Bob worked 38 years for the Boy Scouts.
They have a daughter who lives in Carolina Shores North with 4 children
ranging in age from 1 to 7. Bob and Sue enjoy spending lots of time with
them. In addition, Sue loves the beach, reading and walking. Bob loves
to golf. They are enjoying their life here in Carolina Shores.
Debi and Steve Clemans
4 Fairway Ct 575-4414
Debi and Steve were married one year ago. She is originally from Indiana
and he is from Ohio, although he lived in Sea Trail for several years.
They moved to Carolina Shores at the end of May, 2006 and are thrilled
to be setting up their new home together. Steve continues to work in the
medical device manufacturing field. Debi is a retired secretary. She loves
to knit, crochet and sew and Steve loves to golf. They have 4 grown children
between them, and 3 grandsons.
Steve and Rose Mary
1 Cleek Ct. 579-9338
Rose Mary and Steve are from High Point but spent 2 years in Moorehead
City before moving to Carolina Shores in April, 2006. She is a retired
Public Health Nurse who worked many years as a school nurse and he retired
from Bell South as a telephone technician. She likes to read, do needlework
and go to the beach. Steve plays golf, likes to garden and is a “fixer-upper”.
They have a son in Raleigh and another son in Charlotte who was married
in May. They are looking forward to getting involved in their new community.
26 Gate 7 575-3738
Maude moved here in May, 2006 from Westbrook, Connecticut. She is a retired
elementary school music teacher. Her sister lives nearby in Ocean Isle
Beach. Maude enjoys reading and studying genealogy. She is looking forward
to settling into her new home and redecorating and trying out the many
restaurants in the area.
Bob and Kathy Sanders
4 Seagull Court 579-9056
Martinsburg, WV was home to Bob and Kathy before locating in North Carolina.
Bob worked for 30 years for Lenox China, and Kathy worked as a customer
service representative for BB&T and then for a packing service company.
They are both golfers, and enjoy going to the beach together. Boating
and fishing are other interests that they enjoy. Bob is also a big NASCAR
Steve and Lisa Blair
Abby and Shelby
7 Oakbark Court 579-9076
Steve is originally from California and Lisa is a native of North Carolina.
They met while Steve was stationed in NC in the military, and moved to
Carolina Shores from High Point, NC. Steve owns a floor covering business
in Boiling Springs, and Lisa works there as well. Their two daughters,
Abby and Shelby, keep them busy, but Steve enjoys a round of golf when
he has the time, and Lisa is learning how to golf. Lisa also enjoys scrapbooking,
but right now they are busy getting settled into their new home.
Don and Pat Lehman
2 Pineridge Court 575-4547
Originally from Lexington, Ohio, and after living many years in Scotsdale,
Arizona the Lehman's have returned to the east to retire. They have a
daughter in Little River, SC so they were drawn to this area. However,
their son from Montana plans to visit quite often and helped them make
their move. Don worked as a civil engineer for the highways department,
and Pat was a secretary. Don enjoys woodworking and fishing in his spare
time, while Pat does painting, needlework, and reading to relax.
35 Carolina Shores Parkway 575-3209
Frank is retired from the Air Force, and moved here from Canton, NC. His
mother and sister both live in the area as well. Frank's mother is the
owner of Cafe Latte in Calabash. Frank enjoys shooting pool, and has room
in his home for his own pool table. He also enjoys spending time on his
computer. He has been having lots of up-grading down to the outside of
his house, and it really looks great.
If you are a new homeowner
in Carolina Shores, and haven't been visited by the Welcoming Committee
please call Marlene Stewart at 575-6675, Gwen DeRenne at 575-6604, or
Flo Plaster at 575-6243 to set up a convenient time to get together. Many
of you live here part-time or work full-time, and it is difficult for
us to find you at home, so please give us a call.
A RIDE? A LITTLE HELP AT HOME?
If you are sick or injured
(or are the caregiver for someone who is sick or injured) the Carolina
Shores Care Team is ready to offer some assistance. Our volunteers are
available to drive you to local appointments, pick up medicines or other
supplies for you, sit with you while your primary caregiver is unavailable,
or help with pet care or simple house and yardwork. All you need to do
is ask. If you need help – or you know of someone who needs help
– call Care Team Coordinator Mary Pritchard at 579-4684 or send
her an email at: email@example.com
Rides can also be arranged to take you to community social events like
the 4th of July picnic.
A HOT MEAL? HAVE ONE TO SHARE?
The Carolina Shores Care Team
Freezer is now up and running in the POA kitchen. If you are sick or injured
and could use a small supply of frozen, read-to-serve meals just help
yourself to the contents of the freezer. If you have a neighbor you think
needs some food prepared, why not go get a meal from the freezer and take
it to your neighbor? And if you are cooking something with leftovers,
why not pack them up in a disposable container, label the contents, and
donate them to the freezer? Contributions of entrees and desserts are
There are not enough words
for us to express our gratitude for the numerous acts of kindness shown
from the people of Carolina Shores. Your mass cards, prayers, sympathy
cards, flowers, food, and kind thoughts were among the many ways that
helped us through this very difficult time. No wonder John loved being
a part of this community.
Also, thank you for all the contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Thank you and God bless all of you,
Maureen Farley and family
We read those “Thank
You” messages every month in the Bulletin, but never thought we
would be writing one. Just goes to show you how fast things can change
and never take your good life for granted. The support we have received
in many different ways from our friends, neighbors and members at the
Club has been overwhelming. We thank each and every one of you for caring
and taking the time to express your concern. As we begin our 5th month,
we are headed in the right direction. We know it will be a long and upward
battle but we have the strength, support and faith to get there. Thanking
you from the bottom of our hearts,
Tom and Jamie Hoskinson
My deepest thanks to all friends
and neighbors for your prayers, cards and phone calls on the passing of
my dear mother. Words cannot express my feelings.
To all my friends in Carolina
I have to apologize for being so late in writing this note. Once again
you have come to my rescue. Thanks to all who drove me to Myrtle Beach
for my five weeks of daily radiation therapy and to those who have dropped
by with their gifts of food and company after my recent hospital stay
and series of home I.V. treatments. Fortunately, I'm feeling well now
and rapidly regaining my strength. I thank each of you for your many kindnesses
Fondly, Ramona Bendin
Velma-Lou and I wish to express
our heartfelt appreciation to the many friends and acquaintances for their
prayers and expressions of sympathy concerning my mothers recent illness
and subsequent death. We feel very fortunate to be part of a caring Carolina
Shores community. Thanks to you all.
It was a beautiful warm sunny
day in Iceland that turned out to be our darkest day.
We lost our dear son, John in a tragic motorcycle accident.
Love and support from our family in Iceland was wonderful. Then to come
back home to Carolina Shores and feel such love and caring from our family,
friends, and neighbors. It really did not surprise us. What a wonderful
place to live. sincere thanks for all your prayers, cards, mass cards,
cakes, plants, visits, phone calls and "John's Tree".
Joe & Halla Cramer
I was recently told by someone
in the community that “no-one with children reads The Bulletin –
there’s nothing in it for them”. How sad! And how disappointing
for all of you who write articles for the Bulletin, putting information
out into the community (or so you thought!). Then I wondered, “Why
do I spend my time putting the Bulletin together if lots of people don’t
even read it?” Why don’t we just get rid of it altogether
– save the POA $$$ for printing every month, save people having
to walk around delivering it every month, save everyone time because they
won’t have to write any more articles and save me time because I
won’t have to work on it any longer.
Fortunately, I’ve had so many people tell me they love receiving
The Bulletin and they enjoy finding out what’s going on every month
that I think I’ll ignore the naysayer and continue producing it.
Everyone who contributes, please keep the information coming in, and anyone
who has something interesting to share, please send the article along
to me. And I really recommend that families with children read The Bulletin.
Perhaps your children will learn something new about the community they’re
growing up in.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(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.