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Sea Pines Country Club Expands Membership Outside Of The Gates

The residents of Sea Pines Plantation have voted to amend restrictive covenants that limited membership in Sea Pines Country Club to residential property owners of the community. With this change, the Sea Pines Country Club will be permitted to extend invitations to membership to individuals who reside outside of Sea Pines. In addition, the Club can now retain Club members who sell their Sea Pines Plantation residential property. The covenant amendment also allows Sea Pines Country Club to invite eligible Harbour Town boat slip owners to membership. The covenants were amended in a special referendum that was approved by the Sea Pines Resort, The Community Service Associates (CSA) and the Association of Sea Pines Plantation Property Owners (ASPPPO) and conducted by Sea Pines Country Club. The referendum was passed by a substantial margin with 92% of the 2,897 ballots returned voting for the change. The Covenants require that 75% of those property owners who vote approve of the amendment.

The market expansion provides many exciting opportunities for Sea Pines Country Club. The provisions of the amendment are expected to reduce annual membership losses attributed to member relocation and open new market areas to the Club. The Club will offer several membership categories for residents outside of Sea Pines including golf, tennis and clubhouse. The Club remains private with membership by invitation only. Memberships from outside of Sea Pines are capped at 200. For information about the Club’s membership plans contact: Karen Fleming, Director of Membership at kfleming@seapinescountryclub.com.


Swingin’ Medallions to Perform Friday, June 7

The Swingin’ Medallions, one of the most popular party bands to ever play across the Deep South, will perform at the Jasper County Farmers Market, Friday, June 7. Made famous by their number one hit single, “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love,” their high-octane style has been energizing crowds at colleges, festivals, reunions and beach venues almost continuously since the 1960s.

“It’s always a treat having the Swingin’ Medallions back in Jasper County,” said Kendall Malphrus, executive director of the sponsoring Jasper County Chamber of Commerce. “Crowds love them. They appeal to a broad age group from boomers to teenagers, because they are terrific entertainers. No true classic rock and roll fan will want to miss this concert!”

Gates open at 7 p.m.; concert starts at 8. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. VIP tables available for advance purchase. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The United Way of the Lowcountry.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase (no coolers). Drinking wrist bands are $10 each. Bring your own lawn chairs. Rain or shine.

Jasper County Farmers Market is located on the south side of Ridgeland, which can be accessed from Interstate I-95 at Exits 18 or 21. Call (843-726-8126) for tickets or visit JasperCountyChamber.com for more information.


Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue 2012 awards

Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue has created an awards program that recognizes personnel who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Following is a summary of the 2012 awards.

Dispatcher of the Year: Jenna Streeter, who excels in dispatcher training and customer service.

Firefighter of the Year: Tim Huser, who is a HazMat technician, Honor Guard member and class “F” licensed driver.

EMT of the Year: Bryan Scharver, who implemented new electronic patient care reporting.

Leadership Award: Lt. Chris Blankenship, who demonstrated exceptional leadership towards the goals of Fire & Rescue.

Chief’s Award: Public Safety Systems Administrator Stephen Ralston, who developed a plan of action to update all data systems and remove dozens of barriers in the computer processing system.

Pride of the Battalion Award: former CH2 Bachelor of the Year CJ Steedley, who demonstrated leadership, integrity, determination and good values during Firefighter Candidate School.

A Unit Citation: Dispatchers Norma Moore and Earnestine Reed, for exceptional handling of a 911 call involving a tragic shooting incident.

Star of Life Award: Senior Firefighter/Paramedic Jonas Stephens, who displays exceptional critical thinking and ability that leads directly to the saving of a patient’s life.

Additional awards and recognition:

Ashley McDonald & Jenna Streeter for their countless hours spent on- and off-duty updating the 911 training manual.

Dawn Foust for coaching a caller through CPR, which saved a life.
Steve Kenyon, a firefighter, who completed multiple classes in a short time in a positive and professional way.

Dr. Mike Danoff, MD for taking the initiative to become a CPR instructor and for making it a mission to train as many citizens as possible in CPR and AED use.
Earnestine Reed, for creating a visual aid for all dispatchers to use while learning team-based approach in treating cardiac arrest.

Fire Apparatus Operator Shane Marstiller, Senior Firefighter Nick Pfeifer, Senior Firefighter Joe Edwards and Firefighter Jack Wimberly for their outstanding contribution to this year’s Haunted House.

Lt./Paramedic Bill Horton and Captain/Paramedic Eric Lainhart who were honored this year by the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.


Chicago Brings Razzle Dazzle to the Arts Center

Set amidst the decadence during the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago garnered six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival as well as the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. But even if you’ve seen Chicago before, you haven’t seen it like this!

According to director Russell Garrett, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s production of Chicago will provide a richer experience of the show. “Most people who’ve seen Chicago on Broadway have seen the revival, and while that’s an incredible show in and of itself, it was brought back to the New York stage as a musical revue,” he explained. “Our version—still with the beloved Fosse dance styles and songs you know and love—will give the audience so much more to enjoy in what is already a thoroughly engaging, satisfying and current show. And, it will of course still have Chicago’s inherent sultry, sexy component to it.”

Cast members include Caitlin Carter (Roxie Hart), who was Mona in the Broadway production, and also the show’s original dance captain; Jessica Lea Patty (Velma Kelly), who has performed in six Broadway productions and on five national tours; and David Sattler (Billy Flynn) who’s headlined a lengthy roster of European tours and within the U.S. at such renowned companies as the American Musical Theater, Ogunquit Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse. Having performed in Broadway’s Fosse, the talented Kathleen Watkins returns to the Arts Center stage. She also performed in the theater’s 2004 production of Chicago among numerous other Arts Center shows.
With a stellar cast, clever staging and riveting story, the musical extravaganza will captivate, sizzle… and all that jazz, at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, June 19-July 28.

Tickets are $44 for adults and $31 for children, (preview prices are $34/adult and $26/child) and may be purchased by calling the box office at (843) 842-ARTS or by visiting online at artshhi.com. Groups of 10 or more enjoy reduced ticket prices as well as two free tickets! Find out more by calling the box office.

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