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Volume XXVI Number 6 November 5 - November 19,2.009

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Anyone can vol un teer!!! Vol 11 nteers directly prepare a taxpayer's returns based on information provided by the taxpayer or answer tax-related questions. NOTE: Accuracy is important. However, volunteers afe not libel for errors made in preparing taxes. If you are interested and want to help, please contact our local VITA representative, Utocqua Grissett, at (843) 347-5195 ext. 5.

North Strand Residential is over goal at 117% - CONGRATS!!

Who will be next?


for Horry County

Now. as never before, people in our area are facing the biggest and toughest challenges of their lives. Many are living a paycheck away frOI11 financial hardship. Hundreds of families are worried about paying for groceries next month. And thousands have medical needs beyond anything they could ever imagine. For more than 35 years, United Way of Horry County bas been our community's trustedleader and partner in improving lives, tackling key community social issues, and making a lasting difference in the quality of life we all enjoy. One gift to United Way helps 36 programs throughout Horry COlUJty. It takes all of us working together to influence the condition of all. Last year, our local United Way, helped over 11,700 youth and children succeed in their lives, gave strength, safety and health to more than J 8,700 farn il ies, promoted self sufficiency to almost 4,320 individuals, provided 285,765 hot, nutritious meals to elderly shut-ins and offered assistance to 188,634 residents jn need. Every person can make a difference in Harry County, OUf communitycounts on United Way to bring togetber all the stakeholders in the community to find common solutions. You can make a powerful impact in ourcommunity by donating to your local United Way and the 36 local programs we support. Together, we Call accomplish more than any individual or organization can alone. Bringing together people to advance the common good: that's what it means to LIVE UNITEU.

$I a week can deliver 15 days of hot, nutritious meals and visits to an elderly shut-in.

$2 a week provides 40 parents with qual ity early learning experiences for their children to be ready for school.

$33 week provides six sessions of preschool group speech therapy to children with speech and language disorders.

$4 a week provides 10 weeks of after school care for one child.

$5 II week provides 20 children with healthy food for the weekends during one month. $8 a week provides one patient with blood pressure and cholesterol prescriptions for one month.

$10 a week helps provide necessary exams and support services for two children who have been sexually assaulted.

Every dollar helps the 36 local programs our United "Way supports:





COMMENTARY: The Iran Charade by Rich Lowry .4

HOAs frustrate members by Paul. Gable 5

Brooklyn Painters exhibit at CCU by Mona Prufer 6

Conway Chamber holds President's Gala by Bridgert.e Johnson .7

2009 NC Oyster Fest deemed successful by M.egan Masser 8

Clemson Bioenergy Summit follows the 'rules of [he road' 9

ALTERNATIVES FEATURE: lilling Farm by Jack Gregory ....

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C ham b e rannou n ces award winners by Nan cy Gray . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . .12


"To Your Good Health" by Dr. Paul G. Donohue 14

Day for healing mind, body and spirit at UCC by Karen Larson 15

Glenn's 10: Savannah, Ga. by GlennAmette III •........................... .16

EARTH TALK: "Letters" - From EIMagazine 17

Strange But True / Celebrity Extra / Salome's Stars 18

Literary Page: by Mona Prufer/Best Seller Lists .•....•.........•.. 19

Dancing with the Harry County Stars . . .. . 20

PaintWflmingron! NOli. 7-14 21

COMMENTARY: Celebrate our rivers by Christine Ellis 22


Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band At Savannah Music Fest by BrianM. Howle I Beach Newt: CBMA Awards, SxSE,.PeeDee Blues Bath and Jim Quick's Big Fish Shtick by Dariel Bendin I Megadeth Endgame Tour at

House of Blues on NOli. 28 by Brian Howle /Concert Calendar 23 - 26

GEEK STRAND: "Flashback TV in Ink" Buck Rogers and Galacrlca

1980 return in comic books by Christopher A. Huff 27

Barefoot Landing holds Lighting of the Land while rewarding locals .18

Mint exhlbit explores identity theft in art world by Elizabeth Isenhour 29


Cucalorus Fi.lm Festiyal by Connie Nelson 30-3 I


Tea Party Express Bus Tour by Janet Spencer 33

Salling Sand: SC Beachs from the US Geological Survey .34

'Frankenstein' visits CCU by Mona Prufer 35

What's .reallyin your dog's food! from www.5ixWise.com 36

Twisting In The Wind / Paw's Corner .37

National Law Enforcement Officen; Memorial Goff Classic by Cheryl Harden , .. 38



Horry County Museum Board Inducts New Officers

The Horry County Museum Staff and Board of Trustees recently held their annual. Induction of Officers dinner. The dinner took place at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway Thursday October 15, 2009. Recently elected to office were; Ted Gragg, Chairman, Dr. lack Thompson, Vice Chairman, and Florence Vaught, Secretary.

Ted Gragg was one of the founding members of the Horry County Museum and is currently the owner of the South Carolina Civil War Museum in Myrtle Beach. He also serves on the South Carolina Sesquicentennial Committee. Dr. Jack Thompson is a recognized local historian and has personally documented the many changes the Grand Strand has seen over the past 50 years as

a photographer and author. He is the owner of Jack Thompson Studios in Myrtle Beach. Mrs. Florence Vaught bas served the museum in the past aschairman of

the board, founding member of the Friends of the Harry County Museum, and also stands Oil the Horry County Museum Fou.ndation Board.

L~R, Harry County MUSeum director R. Walter Hill, IV; Ted Gragg, chairman; Florence Vaught, secretary; Anne Wrigbt, administrative director, and Dr. Jack Thompson, vice chairman ..

Photo by Jack Thompson Studio.

By Nicole AieUo

Annual Citywide Home Cleanup Day In NMB Nov. 7

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful will hold its Annual Citywide Cleanup from 9 a.m.-ooon OJ] Saturday, Nov. 7. The annual cleanup provides Nonh Myrtle Beach residents an opportunity to discard unwanted items including appliances, TVs, furniture, paint, pesticides chemicals, oil and tires, etc.

Items call be dropped off at the following locations:

• Roses in Windy Hill at 3500 Hwy. 17 S.

• The old Food Lion parking lot atSl l Hwy .17 S.

• Creek Side ill Chen), Grove

Lf residents are unable to get their discarded items to the drop locations, they can leave items curbside for pick up on Monday, Nov. 9. The City of North Myrtle Beach Sanitation Department will pick lip the items during the week of Nov. 9; however, items must be brought curbside, items

must be separate from normal trash, appliances must be laid Hat and doors taped shut or removed and items should be left out in a safe manner.

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful is a volunteer committee that organizes cleanups, promotes recycling programs and beautification projects in the community.

For marc information on this event, to become a member OJ to volunteer, call. Gregg Barnhill. at 843- 280-5673.

The Long Bay Symphony Presents Nationalistic Fervor Nov. 8

By Carolyn Pittman

During the upheaval of the "Age of Revolution," national cultural identi ti es also began to emerge from the landscape. Experi ence some 0 f symphonic music's finest examples of this musical independence in Sir William Walton's regal Crown Imperial Coronation March, the Spanish folk. musicbased Three-cornered hat: Suite No. 1 by Manuel de Falla, Czech composer Anton Dvorak's beloved Symphony No.8, and the ethereal Violin Concerto No. J by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev - featuring internationally acclaimed violinist Judith Ingolfsson.

Concerts are Sundays at 4 p.m. at the MBHS Music & Arts Center, heralded for its comfortable seating and exceptional acoustics. Preconcert lectures with Dr. Evans begin at 3: 15 p.m. Single tickets from $35 to $45 (Senior $30 to $40). CaLI 843-448-8379 for information and to purchase tickets or visit www.LongBaySymphony.com.

Local Hotel Group Offers Chance at $5 Room Nights

By Lyo MeUl.er

1f you've been dying for a getaway to the beach, but the budget was just too tight to squeeze it in, MYltleBeach..Hotels.com is giving away a chance to hit the Orand Strand for only $5 per night.

The company,. which manages multiple oceanfront resorts up and down Myrtle Beach, is giving five winners a $5/njght, two-night stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort & Villas, Compass Cove Resort, or the Breakers Resort every Friday between now and Nov. 20.

Simply become a fan of their eight resorts 0]] Faeebook, then every Friday during the above dates, participants will need to watch those pages for the wall post "It's $5 Friday time!" If they're one of the first five people to comment on that post, they win two nights at the above hotels for only $5 per night.

The $5 room nights, limited to two per person, are available through Dec. 31, excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information and a list of the resort Facebook pages to watch on Fridays, visit ht1p:llbudurLcoml89y3.





By Rich Lowry

,.he Iran Charade

The revelation of an Iranian uraniumenrichment facility buried in a mountain at an Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps base near the religious city of Qom might seem ominous. If, that is, the Iranians were determined to develop a nuclear weapon.

Fortunately, we are advised that they are not. In November 2007, U.S. intelligence agencies wrote a National Intelligence Estimate concluding, "We judge with high confidence that in fall 2003,. Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program." The intelligence community

- appears to be sticking by its judgment, which means - cue the sighs of relief - that the Qom facility may be only a strange curiosity.

Apparently, tlle Iranian regime is an obscurantist theocracy with an unquenchable taste for conducting massive expertments in advanced physics. In secret. In heavily defended facilities. The 2007 NIB bad a very circumscribed definition of a weapons program, but it included "covert conversion-related and uranium enrichment-related work." Exactly what Qom is for. What do the Iranians have to do to convince U.S. intelligence tbey 113ve a weapons program?

lf'the mullahs have a sense of humor, they must enjoy the farcical aspect of their showdown with the hapless "international community." Immediately after President Barack Obama and Co. scolded them over the Qom facility, they testlaunched short- and medium-range missiles in an in-your-face military exercise named The Great Prophet IV. The



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Iranians want to become a nuclear power on the Pyongyang Plan, featuring lots of bluster and lies coupled with interminable negotiations and negotiations over negotiations.

The Qom facility is less a surprise than more confirmation of standard Iranian procedure. In 2002, the Iranians were caught with an undeclared enrichment facility at Natanz, A few years later, they were caught trying to figure out how to get a warhead onto a Shahab missile. Each revelation brings its international tsk-tsking, as Iran's program marches on.

In a painfully wishful sentiment, Obama says that gaining a nuclear weapon is not in the Iranians' interest But Tehran isn't so foolish, With a nuke, it knows it will have a deterrent against us; a means to destroy Israel; and au instant boost to its influence and prestige in the region.

The Iranians consider the world order to be deeply unjust, foisted on everyone else by the Jews and the West, using the lie of the Holocaust for leverage. Iranian power is to be the instrument of this order's reformation, The regime would have to be thoroughly irrational - even on its own apocalyptic tenus - to want to give up the prospect of a weapon merely to avoid tougher sanctions that may never arrive.

The Europeans have been embroiled in negotiations with the Iranians for years, pleading with them to abide by repeated U.N. resolutions urging them to suspend their uranium enrichment. 111e Iranians have kept going since 2006. Tellingly, they had indeed suspended enrichment back in 2003, after the Europeans told them they risked courting the same fate as Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

Through the haze of delusion over Iran's nuclear ambitions, that's a stark lesson in the persuasive power of fear. But why would anyone who is not an American insurance executive or a highly compensated banker be scared of Barack Obama?

Rich LOWlY is editor of the National Review

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Comments made by Birgit H. Darby before MB City Council

1 am before you today to remind you of what a gem we have within our city limits.

Webster University, with 112 campuses throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and in this area caned the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Center, has given untold numbers of Ioca 1 and nearby residents the opportunity to reach their dreams of receiving Masters Degrees ill Education.

This year, 187 individuals received degrees from the Graduate School Program, including students from around the Country as well as from Bulgaria, India and South America

It was my privilege to attend their thirty-second graduation ceremony held at tile Carolina

Opry, The packed auditorium Officer Brenda Christy

was filled with family and friends, rejoicing in the accomplishments of th esc gra d uates,

Since 1.976, Webster University has been a. tremendous asset to this area of South Care lina, Our police department has been enriched by the education received by some of Myrtle Beach's finest, including our Chief of Police as well as by some members of the staff of the City of Myrtle Beach.

This year Webster University has established a "Wall of Fame," as a tribute to those students who earned the designation of "Student of the Year." The program was started in 2004, but not until this year were portraits made of each recipient, past and present, and unveiled at the graduation ceremony on

October 11. The "Wall of fame" is located ill

the hallway of the Administration. building, near the administrative offices.

It was with a great deal of pride I witnessed one of out finest unveil. her portrait.

In 2006, Myrtle Beach Police Investigator, Brenda Christy, received the "Student of the Year" Award and gave the cornmencement address. Although she hails from West Virginia, she has called Myrtle Beach home since 1985 and, 10 this poi nt, is the only one from Myrtle Beach, S.C., who has received this high honor, The other five recipients were all from N.C.

While reading the program, I noticed that the first recipient of the Joseph McGarry scholarship has received his Masters in Business Administration this

year. The scholarship was given in memory of one of our fallen heroes, who was ki!led in the line of dury i.n December, 2002.

Officer Christy was instrumental in the establishment of this scholarship, as well as numerous other endea vors, such as rars ing money for the Police Officers memorial Fund in Washington DC and many other worthy


The residents of this area should be gratefu I for this outstanding University in OUf midst and we should be proud of the accomplishrnents of Myrtle Beach Police officer, Brenda Christy, <I former "Police Officer of the Year," whose portrait will now be a permanent part of the "Wall of Fame" at Webster University.

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HOAs Frustrate Members

By Paul Gable

Homeowner's associations (HOA) and the ability of residents affected by them to get treated fairly has become an increasing matter of debate in both Horry County and around the state in recent years.

As more retirees moved to the county over the last ten years, they often chose private sub-divisions or condominiums to live in that are governed by some type of HOA.

Homeowner Associations are governed by a chain of governing documents and laws such as:

The Articles of

Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State provide the legal basis of the association in the form of an Incorporated Nonprofit Corporation.

• The recorded map or 'plat' defines each owner's title to property including the association's title to common areas.

The CCRs (Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions) are publicly recorded deed restrictions.

• The Bylaws are the rules for management and administration.

• Resolutions are additional rules and regulations that the association may adopt.

• Federal Laws also apply.

Some but not all include the The Fair Housing Act, Internal Revenue Codes, the American Disabilities Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

• State Laws affecting homeowner associations such as property and conveyance, nonprofit corporations and the horizontal property act for condominiums.

At a meeting of the Community Coalition of Little River members and state and local legislators in September 2009, problems with HOA boards drew the most questions.

Two types of problems generally drew criticism from local HOA members. The first deals with HOA boards meeting and making decisions in private sessions and refusing to make available association budgets and expenses. Residents asked how they could get access to the HOA books and/or have an audit of them performed.

The second problem dealt with a method for settling disputes between an association member and the HOA board.

Rep. Tracey Edge of North Myrtle Beach said the state law currently governing HOAs was inadequate and needed revision. Edge said he would support a requirement to make HOA board meetings and budgets public. He also said the possibility of applying state Freedom of Information Act requirements to HOA boards was something that should be looked into.

"In the areas where these boards act as a governing body, there should be openness about the way they make decisions, especially budgets," Edge said. "Residents who are affected by these decisions should have the right to see how they are made and have the ability to provide input into the decision making process."

A proposed new HOA bill was introduced into the South Carolina Senate last year, but made little headway during the legislative session. The bill's sponsor, Sen. Darrell Jackson said the reasoning behind the bill was the increasing number of disputes between HOA's and their members.

The bill proposed to increase transparency of the HOA operations. It also designated the Department of Consumer Affairs as the state agency to monitor HOAs and mediate disputes between the organization and its members.

Some of the provisions of Jackson's bill include:

A meeting of the board of directors, including a subcommittee or other committee of, must be open to all members of record. The open meeting requirement does not apply to a meeting between the board and its attorney with respect to proposed or pending litigation where the content of the discussion would otherwise be governed by attorney-client privilege.

A member has the right to attend all meetings of the board and to speak for a reasonable amount of time on a matter placed on the agenda. The board may adopt reasonable rules to govern the rights of members to speak and the frequency and

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duration of member statements.

The association's records must be maintained in this State and be open to inspection and available for photocopying by members or their authorized agent at reasonable times and places within five business days after receipt of a written request stating the specific books and records the member requests of the association. A member who is denied access to official records is entitled to ten dollars per day for the association's failure to comply. The calculation begins on the eleventh business day after receipt of the written request.

The homeowners' association shall prepare an annual budget. The budget must reflect the estimated revenues and expenses for that year and the estimated surplus or deficit as of the end of the current year. The budget must delineate all fees or charges for recreational amenities. The association shall provide each member with a copy of the budget or written notice to the member's lot or unit mailing address or alternate address provided in writing by the member that the budget is available pursuant to Section 27-52- 160(C).

The homeowners' association shall prepare an annual financial report within ninety days after the close of its fiscal year. The association shall provide each member with a copy of the budget or written notice to the member's lot or unit mailing address or alternate address provided in writing by the member that the financial report is avail-

able pursuant to Section 27~52- 160(C).

The association's governing documents must prescribe the manner in which expenses are shared and specify the member's proportional share thereof for annual assessments and special assessments. An association may not charge a member an annual assessment that is more than twenty percent greater than the previous year's assessments without the approval of twothirds of the members of the association.

Before a homeowners' association may file suit or take other action against a member homeowner for a violation of governing documents other than failure to pay an assessment, the association must, in addition to compliance with other law and the governing documents, provide notice and opportunity for a hearing. The notice must be sent certified mail, return receipt requested, to the member's lot or unit's mailing address or address otherwise specified in writing by the member.

The adjudicatory panel must hold the hearing within thirty days after the association sends the required notice to the member. The association shall provide the member notice of the date, time, and place of the hearing at least fourteen days prior to the hearing date. The member may request postponement which must be granted for good cause shown.

A member may seek nonbinding mediation through the department for disputes involv-

ing the association's governing documents or disputes involving a monetary amount of at least two hundred fifty dollars. The request for mediation must be submitted on a form prescribed by the department and be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $50. Once a request for mediation IS received, the department shall send a notice of date, time, and place for the mediation to the member and the board of directors of the homeowners' association.

These are not all of the provisions of the proposed bill, but represent areas of most concern to members.

The bill did not get much traction in the Senate last year, but it remains on the legislative agenda for this year.

Some legislators, HOA's, their lawyers and real estate agents have criticized the provisions of the Jackson bill as "onerous." However, the bill seems to address the problems expressed by HOA members at the CCLR forum in September and a more recent forum held by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce in October.

Alternatives is seeking input from HOA members with regard to problems experienced with their respective HOA, if any, and new regulations they would like to see that address those problems.

E-mail any responses to Publisher@Alternatives.SC.




'Brooklyn Painters' exhibit to be displayed at Coastal Carolina University

By Mona Prufer

Yokobori and Daniel Zeller.

Farnell selected many of the paintings in this exhibition during a 24-hoUJ visit to Brooklyn in June 2009 .. "The time limit gave the experience an appropriate tension, considering the edgy themes that 11m through all of the work," said Farnell "Nothing is static - a refleeti Oil of the urban experience. In the city life becomes a series of gestures, broad strokes and intensity."

The painters may differ in their processes and formal strategies but they share an awareness of 00111- munity, according to Farnell. "Whether manifested in the webs and cells ofYokobori's and Zeller's work, or in the carefully orchestrated and tenuous assembly of chance by MacGuffie, Nadeau and Rust, the canvas is a common field where diverse players coalesce. Stoicheff,

"Brooklyn Painters," an exhibit of work by Brooklyn-based artists, will be 0.0 display from Thursday, Oct 22 until Monday, Nov. 30 at Coastal Carolina University's Rebecca Randal! Bryan Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Del. 22. Admission is free and open to the public. The gallery, located in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts is open weekdays from 9 a.m, to 5 p.m,

The exhibi I, organized by Bryan Gallery Director Cynthia Farnell, will feature eight painters who live and work ill Brooklyn, N.Y. : Jon Elliott, Lynn Hassan, Marci MacGuffie, Rob Nadeau, Robert Rust, Gail Stoicheff, Mika

Hassan and Elliott turn inward, exploring diasporic identities through the mediated image, myth and apocalyptic landscape. [11 all, spatial ambiguity and shifting figure/ground relationships echo the dynamics of contemporary life."

Tbis project is funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding came from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina .. Bryan Gallery programs are funded in part by the Coastal Educational Foundation and The Friends of Bryan Gallery.

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New Program Will Help Students to Study Abroad

By Mona Prufer

Local students attending Coastal Carolina University will have mote opportunities to study abroad thanks to a new grant from tile HOIl)' County Higher Education Commission.

The $20,.000 annual grant, called the Horry County Higher Education Commission International Awareness Award, will become available to students for the spring 2010 semester. The awards will be given in increments of $1,000 to $2,000 to qualified new freshmen and transfer students, as well as continuing Coastal Carolina University students.

To be eligible, students must have graduated from an accredited high school in Horry County and must be enrolled full-time at Coastal Carolina University. The award money will go toward one of 14 short-term study abroad programs sponsored by the University, OJ it may be used to study abroad for a semester or year at a CCU partner institution internationally. The University currently has partner institutions in Germany, England, Australia, Japan, Ecuador, France and China.

The program was initiated to increase the number of Harry County high school graduates who participate in foreign n-avel study.

Local students have been underrepresented as a percentage of Coastal Carolina University students who have study-abroad experiences, according to Darla Domke-Damonte, assistant dean for international programs in CCU's E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration and executive director of global initiatives at Coastal Carolina University.

For the past two years, although Horry County students composed 25.2 percent of the total undergraduate student population at the University, they represented only 14.8 percent of CCU students who participated io study-abroad programs.

"Studying abroad changed my view of the world and enhanced my appreciation of my own C01l110'1,." says DomkeDamonte. "Without the financial support of the local community in my hometown of Plainview, Minn., I couldn't have afforded to participate. Through this initiative sponsored by the Harry County Higher Education Commission, many local students will have this eye-opening opportunity,"

The deadline for continuing CCU students to apply for Spring and Summer 2010 programs is Nov. 6. The deadline to apply for 2010-20] I academic year semester or yearlong study-abroad programs is March 1, 2010.





Conway Chamber Holds President's Gala, Recognizes Community Leaders

By Brldgette Johnson

Community leaders were recognized and fiscal year 2010 strategies and goals were revealed at the Conway Chamber of Commerce President's Gala & Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2009 in the Historic Peanut Warehouse in downtown Conway.

Kicking off with a 5:30 p.m, silent auction and reception featuring a "Taste of Conway," the event showcased menu items from seven local restaurants including, Bellacinos Pizza & Grinders, Copper's Restaurant, Flamer's, The Freeze, Riverwalk Grill, Rotelli Pizza and Pasta and The Trestle. The event also featured wine samplings from Hyman Vineyards. Luke Anderson provided the evening's music.

Mr. Otis Rawl, President of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Robbie Barnett, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development and Education Policy for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce served as keynote speakers and

Rebert L. (Robin) Fowler 1I, Youtb Leader

of tbe Year and Chamber President, Nicole Hyman

presented, "Driving Change Through Business Involvement in Education."

Clayton Mauldin, president of the Conway Chamber of Commerce, served as Master of Ceremonies and presented four awards on the Chamber's behalf. The Chamber'S Public Awareness Award was

presented to Alternatives

News Magazine/Coast magazine; its

Community Service Award was presented to HOITY Georgetown Technical College; Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Rich and Sue White of Send Out Cards; and Outstanding Board Member of the Year was presented to Richard Lane of Horry County State Bank.

Outstanding citizens of the Conway community were also recognized with the following awards.

Robin Fowler with the Harry County Department of Code Enforcement was named Conway's Youth Leader of the Year. This award is presented to an individual who has made a positive and considerable impact on the advancement of our community's

Bill Darby, Community Sendee Award and 211118-2009 President, Clayton Mauldin.


The Sun News Rod & Harold McCown service awards, were presented to one woman and one man for their dedication and service to the Conway community. Robyn Rabon ofJackie Stokes State Farm Insurance Group was named Woman of the Year, and Steve Robertson of Waccamaw Publishers was named Man of the Year.

The Laverne H. Creel Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given to one special individual who has willingly devoted heart and soul to the betterment of the Conway area, was presented to Leslie McIver. His family was in attendance to accept the award. Through an endowment created by Drs. Peter and Betsy Barr in memory of Frank Thompson, Mclver will also be given the opportunity to present a not-forprofit charity of choice with a $1,000 donation and the distinction of the Frank A. Thompson 11 Citizenship Award. The donation will be administered through the Waccamaw Community Foundation.

The Rotary Club of Conway also present-

Joe Holbert, Sm aLI B usiness Perso n of the War Presented by To m Brown,

Presld ent of the Rotary Club of Conway.

ed the Small Businessperson of the Year Award to Joe Holbert of Holbert Accounting.

The event was wrapped up with the introduction of the 2009-2010 Conway Chamber of Commerce President Nicole Hyman, who thanked more than 40 students from Coastal Carolina University for working with Chamber staff to help plan and implement the event.

Steve Robertson, The Sun News Rod and Harold McCown Community Service Award, Man or the Year Presen fd by Nafal i e Pruitt with the Su n News.

Robyn Rabon, The Sun News Rod and Harold McCown Community Service Award, Woman oftbe Year Presented by Conway Mayor A1ys Lawsen

Sunset River Marketplace To Host Kaboo Jewelry Trunk Sale at Gallery

By Darrel Bendin

Back by popular demand, Kaboo Jewelry designers are bringing hundreds of newly designed pieces to Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. for a two-day-only trunk sale, just in time for the holidays. Bubbly & Baubles, as the event has been dubbed, is set to take place on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 during regular gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Champagne and sweets will be served along with gourmet coffee, tea and other tasty treats.

Designers Jill Hope and Judy

Rickenbacker - friends for many years - share a passion for beading! Jill resides in Calabash, N.C. and Judy in North Myrtle Beach, S.c. Their company name, Kaboo, was inspired by their love of the whole kit 'n caboodle of creating jewelry; traveling near and far to gem shows; designing and then stringing, weaving or wire wrapping all the components into unique pieces of wearable art.

Although they design independently of each other, they agree that their work is inspired by an elusive design rhythm that comes from within; intuitive and meditative in nature.

Their uniquely handcrafted pieces are

Clockwise from top left: Forest Jasper focal bead, copper, Swarnvskl pearls, gold jade rondelles; fossil coral, Karen Hill Tribe basket weave sterling silver flower pendant, leopard skin jasper, sterling silver; lava beads, copper with curved sterling silver contemporary accent and garnet; and hand-hammered Hill Tribe silver pendant, faceted silver leaf jasper puffed

"chicklets" and Swarovski pearls.

created using sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, unique lampwork glass beads and genuine semi-precious stones. Stones hold a special fascination for them - the myriad of flaws and inclusions hold much more warmth and humanity than something that is supposedly "perfect." Each pendant, each little bead, is like a miniature abstract painting created by the most incredible artist of all, Nature.

Many Kaboo pieces are created with silver beads and pendants by The Karen, a hill tribe residing along the Thai-Burmese border. According to Hope, "The Karen are a gentle, reserved, warm and elegant people ... and that is reflected in their beautifulaly handcrafted Hill Tribe silver beads and pendants." Rickenbacker adds, "We always strive to support the culture behind the craft."

One of the duo's newest pieces features an earthy trio - copper, silver and lava beads formed during a volcanic eruption - with a bit of garnet tossed in for good measure. A stunning hand-hammered silver pairs beautifully witht he faceted earth

tones of silverleaf Jasper for another.

Kaboo's unique creations are alive with enormous energy and inspiration. The design solutions are sophisticated, elegant and sometimes whimsical, but always with a strong focus on the interplay of form, shape, color and texture. Each piece is unique, although occasionally, due to an item's popularity, they create a limited edition series.

Kaboo is represented at Sunset River Marketplace located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, NC. The work of fine North and South Carolina artists and artisans is featured in its eclectic 10,000 square foot space. Sunset River is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.C.179) in Calabash, N.C.

For more information call 910-575-5999 or find the gallery online at www.sunsetrivermarketplace .com and www.myspace.comfsunsetrivennarketplace.





2009 N.C. Oyster Festival Deemed Successful

By Megan Masser

The twenty-ninth annual North Carolina Oyster Festival was held October 17 and 18 on Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. The event boasted a total of 35,000 festival attendees over the two days. The popular festival included over 120 authentic arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, roasted oysters, local nonprofits, a children's area, live entertainment, Oyster Stew Cook-Off, N.C. Oyster Shucking Championships, Road Race, and new to 2009 - a Shag Dancing Contest! "There was something

for everyone at this year's event!" said Megan Masser, Events Director.

The event is kicked off with a 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run starting at the OlB Community Center. First Place overall winner of the 5K race was Connor Flater of High Point, N.C. and First Place in the 10K was Wylie Penegar of Lancaster, Sc. Top winners received prizes from Try Sports of Wilmington. Saturday evening the exciting North Carolina Oyster Shucking Championships was held! The winner of the Professional Division will attend

the 2010 National Oyster Shucking Championship held in Maryland. This year's professional division included seven of the area's best oyster shuckers, the overall champion was Lisa Bellamy. In the amateur division, five people competed and the winner was Barry Ervin.

On Sunday, 350 people lined up with their tickets to try the tastiest oyster stews in Brunswick County at the Oyster Stew Cook-Off! Winners this year were The Boundary House in First Place and Ocean Ridge Plantation in Second Place. Winners received cash

prizes, plaques, and bragging rights until next year. The first annual Shag Contest was held this year on Sunday afternoon. This crowdpleasing addition is one which will stay with the oyster festival for years to come. Winning couple of the beginner division was Carol and Danny Everhart, and the winning couple of the novice division was Mike and Julie Rogers. Winners received private lessons by Jim Sterner and Donna Rosen and trophies sponsored by 94.9 the Surf Radio.

Next year, the N.C. Oyster Festival will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary at the new Ocean Isle Beach Park off Georgetown Road.

"The new site will allow the fes-

tival to grow; it will feature more artists, more crafts, and more entertainment. We are excited as plans are already taking shape," said Cathy Altman, CEO/president of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. This anniversary will come with a few new exciting additions, so make sure to attend. The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking artwork & t-shirts from the past 29 years (some years excluded). The event is also bringing back the Saltwater Sensations Cookbook. If you have any delicious seafood recipes that you would like to submit, contact Megan Masser at 910- 754-6644, the recipe deadline is December 15.

CIS Benefit Gala for Children Raises $95,000+

By Kimberly Bandera

F ri ends and supporters in a ttendance at the eighth annual Benefit Gala for Children held Thursday, October 22, at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center raised vital funding to support the programs and services of Communities In Scbcols of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) while enjoying a festive evening of wonderful Brunswick County cuisine, and dancing the night away!

L The black tie occasion offered an I array of fabulous food displayed and

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served by local chefs from Baked With Love, Bart's BBQ (under new ownership), Bridge Pizza & Grill, Butcher of Brunswick (formerly Randy's Meat Center), Charlie Macgrooders, Jane's Seafood, Jumpin lava, Plaza Garibaldi, Provision Company at Holden Beach, Sugar Confections, Sunset Slush Italian lee, SweeDeePie Cheesecakes, LLC, Taylor Cuisine Cafe & Catering, Inc., The Isles, The PUrple Onion Cafe/ART Catering, and Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant. The Boundary House not only provided delicious food, they wowed the attendees and took the

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"Our supporters, friends, and volunteers who donate their time and services have made this event successful through the years," stated CIS resource development director Mark Koval. "We raised between $95,000 and $]00,000, including $9,000 which will go directly to graduating seniors in the form of scholarships," he added.

Dr Anna Blizzard, CIS board member, was recognized as this year's honorary chair. She and her husband Dr. Daniel Blizzard of Ocean Isle Family Medicine were the presenting sponsors. There were 95 additional sponsors at various levels, 120 donors to the silent and Live auctions, and 85 other supporters and volunteers who made the event so successful. Student volunteers from the lr. ROTC and Teen Court attended

L-R, John Titrington, Progress Energy engineering superintendent presented award to Bob Stinson, president, South Brunswick Island Rotary, Jerry Hiester, president Shallotte Rotary for commitment to Peer Court.

the Gala to assist in greeting guests, clearing tables, and toting auction items.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Progress Energy Power of One Award. This award for dedication and commitment to the children and families of Brunswick County was given to the Shallotte Rotary and

'Toying with Art' On View at Wilmington Museum

By Ashley Standera

Toying with Art is an exhibition of toys designed and fabricated by artists. More than 50 artists from around the country and two international artists have created toys in a wide variety of sizes, themes and styles for this exhibition. The exhibition will open Friday, Nov. 13 and will remain on view through March 28, 20 I O. A members' opening will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 from 6-7 p.m. with a public opening following from 7-8 p.m.

Certain visual artists of the 20th century, such as Alexander Calder, have used their artistic skills to create toys. But the trend of artist-made toys has really taken off in the last two decades with the introduction of Urban Vinyl Toys initiated by artist Michael Lau. Toying with Art

brings together several different kinds of toys: games, robots, plush toys, puppets and action figures all come together in this exciting exhibition.

This project received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a vision of the Department of Cultural Resources.

The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children'S programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer's patients and their caretakers; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident master artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.

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The Pat Carpenter Band played a variety of music into the night for the dancing and listening pleasure of the 500-550 attendees.

The live auction, conducted by Jon Evans, included a custom hand-made CIS quilt, homemade gourmet dinners, and cooking lessons by Chef Eric Masson of the Brentwood Restaurant in Little River.


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Clemson BioEnergy Summit Follows the 'Rules of the Road' to Federal Funding

There's never been a better time for public-private partnerships to succeed in the field of green energy, a leading energy consultant said at the 2009 S.C. BioEnergy Summit.

Doug Faulkner, president of green energy consulting firm Chrysalis Energy Partners and former undersecretary for rural development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said the economy remains tough and investors are cautious, but federal money is available.

Getting to those funds can be tricky, and the large amounts of money are attracting high levels of interest. To benefit from neverbefore-seen government invest-

ment in alternative energy, the next generation of bioenergy companies must concentrate on specific targets and present watertight business plans, Faulkner said.

"There's a lot of federal money available from a lot of different places," he said. "But you don't want to waste time chasing the wrong targets."

Faulkner said the "rules of the road" for the federal government when examining proposals include:

Does the proposal stand a good chance of getting to market? How strong are the partnerships seeking funding? What's the geography of the proposal and does it makes sense from a business standpoint?

Companies may gain an edge if

they take time to understand federal government structure, procedures and timelines, Faulkner said. Build a strong team, be patient and focus on specific funding goals.

And perhaps the most important tip: answer all the questions that are asked, he said.

"The government will dig deep into your business plan," Faulkner said.

Faulkner was the keynote speaker Thursday at the summit at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center.

This year's summit, which was attended by about 300 people, was hosted with the S.c. Biomass Council and S.c. Energy Office. It marked the largest bioenergy con-

ference ever organized by the Florence research center.

Presentations and roundtable discussions included renewable energy and climate change legislation, the effect of climate change legislation on South Carolina agriculture, bioenergy opportunities for agriculture and fore-Stry, and South Carolina's switchgrass initiative.

Joe James, president of

Columbia-based Agri- Tech

Producers and founding member of the S.c. Biomass Council, moderated a discussion of "Greening Black America," an initiative that seeks to ensure the Southeast's AfricanAmerican fanners and rural communities are part of an economy based on renewable energy.

John Clark, director of the S.c.

Energy Office, told the summit that the "green revolution" is coming and will come whether South Carolina is out in front or following behind.

It's coming with tremendous economic opportunities, Clark said, and South Carolina should be a leader in the revolution. The state is blessed with abundant sunshine, offshore wind potential and naturally occurring biomass feedstocks for biofuels. There is no reason why the state should not playa pivotal role, Clark said.

"We need to look at this green revolution as an economic plus for South Carolina," he said.

ArborGen LLC and Clemson University Form Research Cooperative

By Peter Hull

Clemson University and

ArborGen LLC, two of South Carolina 's most recognized names in forestry and biofuels research, have partnered to develop purposegrown woody biomass as feedstock for the biofuels industry.

The cooperative will support South Carolina's ethanol industry based on existing cellulose conversion technology, foster multiagency collaboration and engage students in research and internships.

Cellulose-to-ethanol conversion is the practice of producing biofuel from cellulose - the fibrous materia I that makes up most of the plant matter of nonfood plants, such as switchgrass, wood chips and many other varieties.

Renewable energy sources such as biofuels can generate new industry clusters in South Carolina and help reduce the nation's dependence on fossil fuels.

ArborGen and Clemson will identify areas of joint research, including plant genetics and development, field trials, equipment engineering, material handling and woody biomass pretreatment.

Immediate research areas

include coastal loblolly pine, sweetgum, eucalyptus and poplar trees as possible sources of renewable biofuel.

This partnership also will see Clemson engage ArborGen in the Bioenergy Collaborative, an interdisciplinary team investigating commercial bicethanol production in South Carolina. The public-private partnership represents all aspects of the cellulosic bioethanol fuel cycle, from feedstock through production and distribution.

The collaborative includes the research institutions of the Savannah

River National Laboratory, South Carolina State University and Clemson University. Private partners include Fagen Engineering, Dyadic International and the Spinx Co.



Clemson will engage undergraduate and graduate students through research projects, internships and other educational activities related to degree and non-degree programs.

"We are very pleased to be working with Clemson on the very important subject of energy production in South Carolina," said Barbara Wells, president and CEO of ArborGen.

"This kind of research has global implications for climate change, energy security and the long- term stability of our local and national economy, particularly as it can help develop the rural infrastructure and jobs we need," she said. Karl Kelly, director of corporate operations at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston, said that ArborGen is the world leader in tree improvement, with an extensive pipeline of world-class elite conventional pine and hardwood gennplasm, and is the ideal partner to further the state's cellulose to ethanol research.

Through improvements in tree productivity and wood characteristics, ArborGen trees have the potential to increase the value of renewable feedstock for traditional forest products, such as saw timber and pulpwood, and emerging bioenergy applications, Kelly said.

"This relationship marks a big move for the collaborative into trees as a feedstock," Kelly said. "ArbnrGen is a key industry leader - based in South Carolina - that can develop our existing switch-

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Horry county's Newest Museum Opens Nov. 14

By Jack Gregory

No one would bet that Harry County's newest museumis a 17.5 acre "living fann" that depicts the life style of its inhabitants during the early 1900s. It comes complete with several outbuildings including the main living quarters, a pack house, a tobacco bam, a woodworking shop, a blacksmith shop, a ground saw min, a grits mill house, a syrup house, a com crib, an outhouse and even a primitive Baptist Church Pauley Swamp, among other sites, animals and relics. The grand opening is set for Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m, at the locatiou of the acreage on Highway 701 neal' the intersection with Harris Shortcut Road on the northeast side of Conway S.C. near the J. Rembert Long detention center.

The brainchild, designer and outfitter of the "living farm" is Larry Paul, a

-lifelong resident of Horry County who grew up on a small one horse farm in the Pauley Swamp area of the county and after over sixty years of collecting artifacts realized that he had more than the museum in Conway and wanted to house this idea and the relics in an area where everyone could come and see how it was in those early days. When Paul approached the Horry County Council with the idea of the "living farm" they all immediately agreed to approve the plan and it has been a work in progress since, The land is owned by the county already. The unveiling will showcase the animals used in the original setting of how Larry Paul, his five siblings and parents grew up with one mule, one horse, pigs and chickens on a small farm in the county. Paul declares, "all the work was done by hand except for the one mule." The "living farm" wiU also reveal how the community of neighbors lived and worked together for the common good of all. Paul explains that "if a family lost their home or a bam to fire that the neighbors would all gather and immediately work together and rebuild the home or barn."

Larry Paul is the father of three children who are also local residents and his lesson to them was learned from his father, Henry Paul and those words

Larry Paul and sister, Ester Paul Boyd with a corn sheller used in HOT.,y County.

sit in a framed mat on a nightstand by his bed and states, "Be honest, work hard, Be a good neighbor WHP, II Paul remembers that his dad taught his six children the value of work and attributes his success today to those humble beginnings." Among the artifacts that Paul collected during his adult life depicting the primitive life in Horry County are many big implements and small items, including thousands of Indian arrowheads. They will be housed in the "living farm" for all visitors to see.

Listening to Larry Paul describe the "living farm" and how is all came about and bow the artifacts were saved over the years is tantamount to hearing the StOlY of a first grandchild from the mouth of a brand new grandparent. "The pews dated ]850s that were salvaged from the original Pauley Swamp Baptist Church are part of the old church now saved in perpetuity," states Paul. He bas stored them for years waiting for the perfect opportunity to utilize them and this venue is the right choice,

As a master home builder over the years and a licensed real estate broker, Larry Paul is also an avid outdoorsman. When working outside he is happiest as he is in his element.

He prides himself with the ability of having built several homes for all his family members in a compound near the Little Pee Dee River in Marion

County along with a family center. He says this reminds him of his original home life. His goal early in life was to stick build a new brick home every day for a family, but instead of seven in a week he was only able to accomplish four houses per week and did build over a thousand homes total at this incredible pace. Paul is a past president of the home builders association of South Carolina, a realtor for over forty years and maintains several persona."! homes today around the county, on Sandy Island and in Garden City in Georgetown County and in the moun-

tains of western North Carolina.

One immaculate home where I recently met Larry Paul is located OD the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway on a one hundred acre tract complete with turkeys, chickens, hogs and goats where he maintains three full time employees and has recently built a lake stocked with fish and a gathering house lakeside. Larry's House as he calls it sits back off the highway behind an iron gate down a brick driveway with live oaks on either side that Larry planted over 25 years ago. The story of Larry Paul's youth win explain the attraction of the animals.

At age four Larry helped his dad plant tobacco beds in the woods so weeds wouldn't get to them, then about age eight Larry planted rattlesnake watermelon seeds in a cleared field in the woods by taking the family mule, tilling the soil and planting the seeds, When the watermelons grew they were so big and heavy that Larry could Dot pick them up, so he engaged his family members to assist and they took them to Bucksports to market them as that was the closest outlet as Conway was too far away by horse and buggy in those days, Then about age twelve

Tobacco all ready for the barn.





Larry, the chicken farmer emerged as he talked his dad into $33 to buy 100 biddies and grew it to 500 laying chickens. Larry and his family were surprised to learn tbat at one time he had a 97% laying rate, meaning that 97 of 100 hens were laying eggs.

Other ventures attracting Larry Paul over the years have been timber and storage

units. With timber sales equating to home prices today at about one-half their recent value Larry feels fortunate to be able to shift his focus onto the "living farm" and help Harry County develop this idea into a real museum project that has true meaning to him and his family. Following the grand opening the Harry County "living farm" muse-

Walter Hill, manager of the Horry County Museum.

Tobacco, Horry's biggest cash crop.

um will be open to the public every Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m, until 4 p.m,

This will become a welcome spot for school children to be able to come and see what they are reading about in class and also get a background history of Harry County as it was in the horse and buggy days, before auto-

in their various activities of life at home.

For more information about the Horry County "living farm" museum you may call the Conway area Chamber of Commerce at 843-248-2273 or the Horry County Historical Society at 843-488-1966.

mobiles. In companson at nearby Williamsburg, VA you get the larger view of a town setting that depicts the life of the early settlers of America, but ill Conway, S.C. the "living farm" museum will bring you closer to the daily lifestyle of the local farmer and jack of all trades through those band tools, implements and animals that aided them

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Chamber Announces 2009 Business, Individual Award Winners

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce held its 2009 annual meeting today at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. The event featured

keynote speaker MSNBC's

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Scarborough, a Grand Strand economic forecast presented by Dr. Donald Schunk and breakout sessions on social media tips to get results, garnering publicity from I.ocal media and improvisation tra ining to improve business skills.

Another key highlight of the annual meeting was the presentation of the 2009 business and individual awards. The following individuals and businesses were honored for their contributions:

o Citizen of the Year Award:

Woody Crosby, Jordan Properties, presented to an individual who has displayed outstanding community service over a period of time.

o Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year Award: James Benton, retired,

c.L. Benton & Sons, presented to an individual who has made a significant impact on the Myrtle Beach area.

o Hospitality Employee of the Year: Michele "Micki" Sisson, Island Vista Resort, presented to a non-manager who works directly with visitors regularly and projects a positive image of his/her business, property, attraction or event and the state of South Carolina. The winning nomination wilL be submitted to the statewide competition for the S.C Hospitality Employee of the Year Award.

o Community Service Award:

Burroughs & Chapin Company, presented to a business that contributes to tha commnnity I I] the form of leadership, volunteer work or financia I support.

o Business Innovation Award:

Carolina lmprov Company, presented to a business that exceeds the standard for resourcefulness and creativity in the workplace.

• Operating Green Award (new category): Brcokgreen Gardens,

presented to a business that is committed to sound environmental good practices,

o Small Business of the Year Award: Croissants Bistro & Bakery, presented to a business with ten or fewer employees that stands out from the rest.

• Young Professional of the Year: Jenifer Sweat, FSA-Full Steam Ahead Inc. Fire and Water Restoration, presented to a gsSCENE member who demonstrates community involvement, aspiration to succeed in the work force and a future desire to make a difference all the Grand Strand.

• Ambassador of the Year Award: Jenafor Braley, 03 World Weight Management,. presented to a Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador who has earned the most points by contacting and visiting other chamber members and by acting as a mentor.

o Ann DeBock Leadership Award: Greg Everett, presented to a Leadership Grand Strand gradu-

ate who bas demonstrated outstanding leadership and community service.

o Volunteer of the Year Award:

Julie Kopnicky, United Way of Horry County, presented to all individual who has volunteered his/her time and energy to help the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The honoree demonstrates the true spirit of service by helping the chamber promote, protect and improve tbe Grand Strand.

• Chairman's Choice Award:

Santee Cooper, presented to an organization for its countless contributions to the Myrtle Beach area's business commun ity, residents and visi tors.

The winners of the Volunteer of the Year Award and Chairman's Choice Award were formally presented at the Volunteer of the Year celebration Oct. 6. Brant Branham, 2008-2009/2009-20 10 MBACC board chairman, was also honored at the celebration. The Ann Delsock Leadership Award was formally announced during the

Woody Crosby, 2.009 Citizen of the Year,

Leadership Grand Strand Class XXIX graduation ceremony May 8. However, all 2009 business and individual award winners are recognized at the annual meeting.

The formal presentation of awards for tbe Citizen of the Year and Ashby Ward Pioneer of the Year Award will take place Nov. 12 during the President's Gala at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

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Myrtle Beach Means Bluegrass Nov. 26 - 28

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Dailey & Vincent and Ralph Stanley head this terrific talent lineup announced by promoters Adams and Anderson, LLC for the fortieth annual S.C. State Bluegrass Festival, the Palmetto State's oldest, largest, and best bluegrass event. The Thanksgiving weekend extravaganza of family fun and American music is slated for November 26-28 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, located at 21 01 North Oak Street. This is the world's p rem i er I ate fall Bluegrass Festival. This indoor show draws fans from throughout the eastern half of the U nited States and Canada for a "who's who"

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array of traditional bluegrass talent.

This year's terrific talent lineup begins Thursday at 12 noort nnd goes until 10 p.m, with the legendary Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, (stars ofthe Grand Ole Opry and three time Grammy winner), performing one 90-minute show at 8:15 p.m.; tbe James King Band, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys, Blue Highway and Nothin' Fancy.

Friday's lineup of talent begins at 12 noon and goes until 10 p.m, and features; All Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion: Goldwing Express, the Travelin' MCCOLlryS,. the Graseals (TEMA Entertainer of the Year 2006 AND 200.7) and Dailey & Vincent (winners of seven IBMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year 2008) and Balsam Range.

The Myrtle Beach Festival reaches its crescendo from 12 noon until 10. p.m. on Saturday with Big

Country Bluegrass, Wayne Taylor & Appalcose, Bobby Osborne & the Rock Top X-Press, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (IBM A Gospel Recorded Performance and Vocal Group of the Year), and Rhonda Vincent & the Rage (seven time IBMA Female VocaList), and

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accommodations at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center include free parking, large area for great jam sessions, padded seating and modern facilities, all within walking distance of many hotels and motels.

Reserved and general admission tickets will be sold at the Convention Center Box Office during the festival opening at 9 a.m, Thursday.

Reserved seat tickets: individual adult $40 per day (Thursday, Friday or Saturday); children 7-15 $25 per day; three-day reserved adult $95, children $50.. General admission tickets: individual adult $35 per day; children $20 per day; three-day adult general admission $85; children $45; under 6 free with parents.

For more information contact the Convention Center at 843-918- 1225 or Adams and Anderson at 706-864-7203.





Art Show Reception

Seacoast Artist Guild of se, Inc. opens its sixth annual Fall Judged Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 7,6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a reception in the Litchfield Exchange. Over $J 500 in cash prizes for 2-D and 3-D 31twork and Photography, with the Best in Show to be awarded $500 at the opening reception. Ann Lee Merrill, Mount Pleasant artist, will be tile judge. The exhibit wiu be open to the public from 10 a.m, to 5 p.m, through Saturday, Nov, 21, An original painting by Kate Bibb will be raffled to benefit the Guild. For more mformarion about the Guild, visit www.seacoastartistguild.corn.

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StarshinePerformance Training presents its fall recital at Coastal Carolina University's Waccamaw Higher Education Center on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.rn. The free program features the singing, playing and comedy of JoElJen Langley's aLL[

JoEUen Langley, multi-talented plano, voice and performance trainer; directs two productions of Starshlne and STAR in November.

students' autumn class. Although admission is free, please call. to reserve your seats (843-349-4030), so the requisite number of Deloris Roberts' homemade cookies will be avai lab Ie at interm issi on!

"Graduates" of the course, combined with other toea 1 talent, form STAR Performance, lnc., also directed by 10EI1en Langley. This troupe is performing "A Night of the Stars" one night only at Oceanside Village Community Center in Surfside Beach, on Friday, Nov. 20. Heavy hors doeuvres served at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m., and dessert served at intermission. Beer and wine on tap. Tickets (supper and the show) only $10 per person, call 843-650·8662 or pick up at Waccamaw Higher Education Center. Ticket cut-off date is Nov. 17; no tickets sold at the door.

Holiday Open House & Book Fair

The Chocolate & Coffee House and Art Works/CLASS will host a Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21~ 22, from 11 a.m, to 4 p.m., with sippings

Seacoast Artist Gui'ld featured member Kate Bibb with her donation for the fall annual show raffle,

Pat David, member of Starshine and STAR Performance, l.ne., belts out a soulful rendition of "It's a New Day."

and tastings, art demonstrations and gift sales, and the first ever "self-published book fair" for area authors to display, sell and sign their originaL novels, short stories, poetry chapbooks, essay collections, cookbooks and children's books!

Sample teas and coffees and hot chocolates, as well as tastings of specialty sauces and dips, marinades and barbecues, all pre-

Joy Summerlin Glunt, one of a score of self-published authors, will sign her 2008 memoir of a local Holocaust survlvor ("I Remember Singing" authored under the pen name Arielle A. Aaron) at the Book Fair, Nov. 21~22.

pared by The Chocolate & Coffee House, along with pumpkin muffins and chili from Weight Watchers' motivator Zoe Amphrazis-Roff's cookbook, Art Works' artists Millie Doud, Alice Mclnvaill Estes, Suz Mole and Susie Schirtzinger will demonstrate the creation of washi egg and patchwork ball ornaments, batik painting on silk, fused glass ornaments and painted cypress knees. Free to graze and browse.

With the assistance of Bess Long at My Sister's Books and in support of "America Unchained," the nationwide effort to support independent small businesses and avoid Big Box shopping on Nov. 21, the public is invited to join Sue Townsend's independent coffee and handmade chocolate shop and Linda Ketron's gallery of local artists in putting self-published authors center stage ill praise of their creative efforts and entrepreneurial spirit.

Among those already signed up are Arielle A.. Aaron aka Joy Summerlin Glunt ("T Remember Singing"), Zoe ArnphrazisRoff'(t'Lighten Up with Zoe"), Issac Bailey ("Proud. Black. Southem. But I Still Don't Eat Watermelon in Front of White People."), Flo-Ann Bender ("Lily Putt's Hat Parade"), John Brock ("Southern Breezes Whistle Dixie"), Robert P. DeBurgb aka Bob Bourrougbs ("Riders of the Wind, Winds of Fate"), Jacqueline DeGroot (13 romantic thrillers set at the Brunswick County beaches), Georgiana Keller ("Prune Juice Cocktail, A Recipe for Aging with Grace"), Sarah Bruce Kelly ("The Red Priest's Annina"), Kim Leatherwood ("My 2010 Year in Tennis calendar"), Richard Lutman ("Altered Images"), Janet Martin ("The Christmas Swap"), Myrtle Merriweather-Beech aka Joy Summerlin Glunt ("The Unfroggettable Fiona Fayetta Froggee"), Mercedes Munnerlyn (nA Lighter Side of Me" and her gospel CD, Jesus Will Always Be Right There), Women of Prince George Win yah Episcopal. Church ("Plantation Tours and Tastes" cookbook), Nan Turner aka Darlene Eichler ("The Rose Series" and "Trunk. Tales"), George Vickery ("Beyond September") and The Write Sisters ("Women's Voices, An Anthology"). For more information, call 843·235-9600 or linda@c1assatpawleys .. com.

The Moveable Feast

This popular series of literary luncheons, each featuring an exciting author at different Waccamaw Neck restaurants, is held every Friday fromll a.m. to ] p.m. The fee is $25 and most feasts are followed by a signing at Litchfield Books at 2 p.m. Reservations are requested by the Wednesday prior to the feast The full schedule is available onsite in the Litchfield Exchange, online at www.classatpawleys.com or by phone, 843-235-9600.

Portrait of Linda Ketron by Helena Gomez McGrath of Georgetown.

Nov. 20 - Stanley Lanzano

("True Places) at The Carriage House, Litchfield Plantation.

In this emotionally charged photographic documentary of the lives of evangelical pastor Floyd Knowlin and his close- knit African American congregarions who live, work and worship in a rural stretch of coastal South Carolina. Lanzano describes the daily practices of this community and the trust he has forged with bis subjects that shines through in the photographs, illustrating a vibrant coastal subculture rarely witnessed by outsiders.

Seacoast Artist Guild featured member Kate Bibb with her

donation for the ' faU annual show raffle.Stanley Lanzano will talk about "True Places" at the Carriage Rouse In Litchfield Plantation at his Moveable Feast on Nov. 20.

Nov. 27 - Mark GOI'don Smith ("HarrisviJIe'" and "The Private Italy Trilogy") at Rocco's.

In his first novel, Smith continues the tradition of passionate and lyrical writing first revealed in his Italian travel trilogy this time creating a work of fiction that is suspen sefu I, haunting and filled with unexpected twists. Based on an event that occurred while his family lived in the small rural town, Harrisville pays homage to George Eliot's Middleruarch.

Dec. 4 - Nicole Seitz ("Saving Cicadas") at Ocean One,

A novel of unconditional love and the freedom of letting go. When single mother Priscilla Lynn Macy learns she's having another child unexpectedly, she packs the family into the car to escape. Eight-year-old Janie and Rainey Dae, her seventeen-yearold sister with special needs, embark on the last family vacation they' U ever take with Poppy and Grandma Mona in the back seat. The trip seems aimless until Janie realizes they are searching for the father who left them years ago, Througheyes of innocence, Janie learns the hard realities of Life and the difficult choices grownups make. And she must face disturbing truths about the people she loves in order to carry them in the moments that matter most.





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T am writing to ask if you would give me information on interstitial cystitis. I was told 1 had this after I had a polyp removed from my bladder. I know it bas to do with the lining of the bladder wall. What causes it? What's the treatment? Does it get worse? - IM.


Interstitial cystitis is also known as painful bladder syndrome. It's a fairly common condition that is commonly misdiagnosed. It affects more women than men .. It occurs at any age, but typically, the onset is around age 40.

Frequently, a woman bas symptoms for years and years and is told she has repeated bladder infections. Antibiotics, however, provide no relief Tri ps to the bathroom are numerous, and uigbttime urination

disrupts sleep. Bladder pain can be severe. Urination often relieves the pain temporarily. Intercourse also can be painful.

One explanation says tbe protective covering of the bladder lining has thinned or has disappeared, and urine irritants come in contact with the sensitive bladder lining to produce pain. How this comes about is something that isn't known with certainty.

Symptoms can get worse, but treatments exist. One is the oral medicine Elmiron. Amitriptyline and gabapentin are also used for pain control,

If you find that a particular food causes increased pain, stay away from it. Spicy foods, citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, chocolate, coffee, tea, carbonated drinks and alcohol are some things on the I ist of irri rants for many with this problem.

I f you feel lost about the diagnosis and its treatment, contact the

Interstitial Cystitis Association (800"435-7422; www .. ichelp.org) for information on treatment and support for this mystifying ailment that can completely throw life into turmoil.


My doctor prescribed niacin to lower my cholesterol. After a month and a half, I developed shingles. Could niacin have caused this? - 1.


I can assure you, without equivocation, that niacin did not cause your shingles. Shingles comes from the chickenpox virus that stays in the body from the time of its entrance until the time ofthat person's death. Mostly at older ages, the virus leaves the nerve cell it found a borne in, travels down the nerve root to the skin and produces the typical shingles rash and pain.

Older people should consider getting the shingles vaccine.

Shlngles is a painful experience, and the pa ill ca II last long a fter the ra sh has gone. The shingles booklet explains this common problem and how it's treated. To obtai.n a c-opy, write: Dr. Donohue - No. 120 I W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853- 6475. Enclose a check or money

order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.


Will you discuss the best way to take multiple medicines in a 24-hour period? I have a friend who downs J3 pills at the same time .. Does mix" ing numerous medicines change their effectiveness? - N.A.


It's hard not to imagine that, in a batch of 13 different medicines, one or two, at least, would be incompatible with the other 1 I or 12. The incompatibility might be a lessened drug absorption ill the digestive tract or it might be that some of those drugs react chemically with others in the blood. Your friend should get this straightened out with the doctor or with the pharmacist,

DI: Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, bUI he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request (m order form cfavailable health newsletters at Po. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

This Week's Healthy SC Challenge Tips

The Healthy SC Challenge is the Sanford family's effort to persuade all South Carolinians to do just a little more to live a healthier I ifestyle, The tips are designed to encourage individuals and communities to live health ier li festy les in three categories: nutrition, exercise and help to quit smoking. The tips can also be found on the challenge's website, www.healthysc.gov,

Healthy Tips - Nutrition

Over the past few weeks I have emphasized tbe importance of controlling your kitchen and revamping recipes to make them healthier and more nutritious. However, these tips and recipe suggestions may seem useless to you if you don't cook. You may live alone or simply don't feel you have the time to cook regularly. Wbile I understand It is not always possible to cook a heal thy meal at home, 1 do think we need to give ourselves a bit more credit in the kitchen.

When 1 first got married and tried to cook for 111y husband from time to time, the task always seemed daunting. Even when I found a recipe dubbed, "Quick and

easy week-night meal" or some other equally innocent title, the actual execution of the meal would quickly become arduous. First, there was the trip to the store. There always seemed to be one or two odd ingredients of which I had no clue where to begin Looking .. Then, if! did successfully leave the store with the correct ingredients (after a phone call or two or three to my Mom or a sister), 1. would end up timing something wrong--- cooking pasta too early or burning the chicken white trying to deal with the overly soft pasta. You get the picture. I would end up frustrated by the time we sat down for supper, and 1 usually disliked whatever 1 spent al I of that time and energy preparing. To top it all off, we were dishwasherless in our little duplex so I had the task of washing all of the pots and pans and knifes and cutting boards I thought necessary during the preparation of our exasperating meal. So, you wonder ... why cook at all?

The benefits of cooking at borne are enormous. Most of us probably don't realize the calorie content of many seemingly innocent items we eat regularly in restaurants. Just like most anything in life, practice is the key. I have now been cooking regularly for three years, and I feel confident in the kitchen. Am I making gourmet meals? Hardly. But, J have mastered what I think of as the "basics." Here are a few tips for

a beginner cook. Most of these I learned the hard way.

1. Dori't be a slave to the ingredient I ist. It is your kitchen, and you are free to add or take away any ingredient you don't feel necessary. If Y01.1 can't find a rare spice ill tbe store, leave it out. It will not, most likely, min your meal. If you don't happen to have parsley, don't sweat it Once you feel comfortable with the basic method of what you are cooking, feel free to experiment with different ingredients. If you need to save time, buy frozen chopped Asian blend veggies for your stir-fry instead of chopping four different types of veggies,

2. Master three or four stand-by recipes. Learn how to make spaghetti, chili, stir-fry or tacos well. Once you leam tile technique, you can make variations of your favorite recipes so you don't always feel you ru-e eating the sarne rotation of dinners

3. Learn which meats freeze well. Don't feel you have to halve a recipe if it is just you. Make an entire pot of chili, eat it for supper for one or two nights in the week, then freeze the rest. That way, you can pu.l1 it out when you don't have time to prepare something (instead ofpicking up fast food).

4. 1f you have a free nigh! at home, make the meal for that night as well as something you can prepare ahead of time for another busier night of the week. Cook the

chicken for your tacos the night before or chop your veggies ahead of time. Find little ways to get ahead in the kitchen so when you get home after work, the meal preparation is already underway.

5. As you cook more and more, you wilt get better at cleaning as you go. If there is something] can leave to cook on its own for a coupLe ofminutes, 1 put away ingredients I am done using or wash a pot or bowl. That way, everything is clean when yon sit down to eat and the task of cleaning is not hanging over you.

6. Invest in a few good tools.

You will need a good chopping knife and a knife sharpener. A good cutting board is also important. Other kitchen basics are a colander, a soup pot, a skillet, measuring cups and wooden spoons.

7. Don't be hard on yourself.

Try to laugh about mistakes. You can feel good knowing exactly what you are eating and having control over your nutrition:

- Meg Milne, Director of the Healthy South Carolina Challenge

Physical Activity

From time to time we all experience a "blue funk" or S0111e of us may even suffer from chronic depression. There is a reason many doctors and therapists suggest physical activity for patients expe-

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According to Eartheasy.com, a terrific resource for ecofriendly products and information, "you can save as much as 20 percent a year on your heating bills by turning your thermostat down 7-10 degrees F. for eight hours each day." And it's no sweat to do if you have a progra mmable thermostat.

• "To save water when bandwashing dishes, I clean silverware together, all at one time. r toss it into a colander as I scrub. Theil, 1 rinse the whole lot at the same time. This saves quite a bit of water. "

- PE. in New York

• "When using metal vegetable/soup cans for storage:

File the rim to get off any sharp burrs, and then dip the rim in melted wax for a protected surface. No metal "paper cuts .. tr You can even hot-glue multiple cans of various sizes together for a mail sorter!

• If you have to work on one of your pipes, and you need it to be dry so you can solder, use a piece of bread to plug up the pipe. Take the center ofa slice of white bread, and ball it up. Stick it lip the pipe and make your repair. Join the pipes together and thenlet the water run briefly. The bread breaks down fairly quickly and washes away.

• "If you use a serving tray Of lap tray for food, always line it with a small towel. This way, the plates or bowls will not slide around, and there will be a towel to catch drips. I lise these frequently for my mother, and it makes the dishes much more stable on the tray." - FA. in Georgia

• High on my list of household aggravators is a pile of junk mail. Get a good-quality shredder and utilize it right away. Piles of paper invite dust to form. DOIl't let junk mail in, and it will never overstay its welcome.

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NOIII Here's a TIp, do King Features WeekI)' Service, P.O. Box 536475,

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riencing depression. If you are feeling sad, anxious or hopeless. the

last thing you probably want to do is make the effort to exercise. But, if you make yourself work out during these times, YOtI win be glad

you did. While physical activity is by no means a cure for chronic depression, it does relieve symptoms for many people suffering from depression OJ just a bad day.

While experts are not sure exactly how exercise reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to The Mayo Clinic, evidence suggests exercise raises the levels of certain mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in the brain. Exercise may also release endorphins, relieve muscle tension, promote better sleep, and reduce levels of stress hormones. All of these changes in your mind and body can improve such symptoms as sadness, anxiety, irritability, stress, fatigue, anger, self-doubt and hopelessness.

In addition the chemical changes that take place in your body as a result 0 f exercise, physical activity can also lead to ccnfi-

dence. Exercise gives you an opportunity to set a goal. Reaching that goal leads to a sense of accomplishment which then leads to confidence. Physical activity can also serve as a distraction from sadness or anxiety. My husband has a friend who runs almost every day. He explained that he wiU often run if be feels guilty for something he did or said to someone or even for eating something unhealthy. He described his funs as a way to run off failures and to push himself to be better. Exercise can mean different things to different people, but no matter what you are dealing within your lifeexercise is a positive and. active approach 10 overcoming common, everyday anxiety or even genuine depression.

- Meg Milne, Director of the Healthy South Carolina Challenge


Cigarette smoking is the most

important preven tab I e cause of premature death in the United States. It accounts for more than 440.,000 of the more than 2.4 million annual deaths. Cigarette smokers have a higher risk of developing several. chronic disorders. These include fatty buildups in arteries, several types of cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (luug problems). Atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty substances in the arteries) is a chief contributor to the high number of deaths from smoking. Many studies detail the evidence that cigarette smoking is a major cause of coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attack.

- American Hearth Association, www.americanheart.org

Day of Healing For Mind, Body and Spirit at Unity Christ Church

By Karen Larson

On Sunday, November 8, from I to 6 p.m., Unity Christ Church of Myrtle Beach opens its doors for the first annual Unity Healing Day to share local healing arts, practitioners, and vendors with the public. Admission is free.

This first-ever event is an opportunity for the community to experience different kinds of healing modalities and to learn about healing and health products. Local professi onals who spec i al i ze in services focused on wellness will be 011 hand to demonstrate alternative healing modalities like Reiki. massage, Psych-K, and reflexology. Healing sessions are available for a suggested donation of $10 per 15-minute session.

Guests can meet and consult with sound healers, energy healers, reflexologists, and spiritual healers. Individual vendors will have products for sale at their tables.

Displays of intuitive artistry jewelry, traveling altars, and much more will be showcased. Health food vendors will offer their fare, as well as other healthy products of all types.

A Bake Sale sponsored by Unity Youth volunteers will offer delectable, homemade baked goods-and a/so sell lndian rain sticks made in the original native traditions-to support the growing youth program at Unity.

A Silent Auction will close the event at 6 p.m. Don't miss this chance to bid on artwork, healing services and health products. The auction is a great way to purchase unique items or services for yourself or as a gift. Income from this event will help support the ministry of Unity Christ Church. Individuals and businesses are welcome to donate an item or gift certificate to be auctioned off. Items or services should promote wellness of body, mind. and spirit.

Smallest Winner Weight Loss Challenge Begins Nov. 8 in NlVIB

By Nicole Aiello

The North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center is offering its very own group weight loss challenge - the Smallest Winner. The Smallest Winner program will push participants, under guidance of personal trainers, to their limits and help shed unwanted body fat.

The group challenge takes place from Nov. 8-Dec. 18 and

each group will meet with a personal trainer twice a week. Participants also will get two weight-Joss consultations and participate in two group chatlenges, Prizes and bragging rights will go to the group who loses the most combined weight at the end. of the program.

Registration for the Smallest Winner is $300 per person and is currently taking place at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Those interested in joining their fellow gym warriors to battle for the title of Smallest Winner can contact Patrick Flynn at 843- 28 !-3745.

Unity's Bookstore for the Miracle Minded will be open offering meditative music, books, jewelry, gifts, and items that support healing.

Guests are also invited to pray or meditate upstairs in Unity's

Peace Chapel before Of after healing sessions.

There are many opportunities for event volunteers. Contact Cheryl Jepson at 843-446-4993 or ladybug21464@yahoo.com. To donate a product or service for the

silent auction, contact Rev. Margaret Hiller by email. at miracles 1 @mindspring.com or ca II Lone Leckie at 843~333-9541. Unity Christ Church is located at 1270 Surfside Industrial. Park Dr., Surfside Beach.




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The Mansion on Forsytb Park

The Art of Luxury!

By Glenn Arnette, ill

Recently I told you aboutthe two fantastic properties in Savannah, Georgia - The Bohemian Hotel and I The Mansion Oil Forsyth Park. Now I I want to give you the rest of the , story. If you missed Part l, go to

www.worldtravelbyglenn.corn and click on Savannah / Bohemian Holel.

Besides having the most beautiful setting and extremely comfortable beds, The Mansion on Forsyth Park bas the 700 Drayton Restaurant, the 700 Kitchen Cooking School and the Poseidon Spa along with Jeff Mcl.aughlin, the general manager, and Savannah's

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most professional hospitality team. It does not get much better thai] this!

Let me start by telling you that the 700 Drayton Restaurant is a celebrated experience with a vibrant cocktail lounge known as the Casimir's Lounge, chic artwork and stunning chandeliering and of course the dining areas that nestle into this 1 888 Savannah Mansioll. The menu is a world experience with foods

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prepared by top chefs in their magnificent kitchens. The menu varies and offers low country foods like Wild Caught Shrimp Ceviche, Georgia Spot Tail Bass, Roasted Pork and Carolina Sea Scallops, Roasted Beef Teuderloin and more. Just wail until you try the House Made Banana Bread Pudding! That is to die for!

There is also a 700 Cooking School housed in the facility that offers hands 011 opportunity to cook with the Chefs. Believe me when you have the experience that I had you will feel like one of the best! Darin Sehnert, cooking school Director, had me making "real Southern grits" from scratch and preparing shrimp for that famous dish known as "Shrimp and Grits." My class members thought I should go into the business, but 1 have already been there and done that! What a shame I am not living in

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Savannah, as I would attend every class offered by Darin. He is very personable, and as the bead guy, he is very professional One day you will see Darin with his own television show. When in Savannah contact him through the hate! at 912" 238-5181 or go to www.700kitchen.com. You will thank me!

Another exceptional experience at the Mansion is the Poseidon Spa. The swimming pool draped with beautiful soft white sheers canopying the entire OPEN DECK is a picture in itself. The treatments range from the Spa Manicure, the Poseidon Lavender Bliss Pedicure, lJltra Soothing Eye Treatment, and the Ocean Silk Body Wrap to the Poseidon's Signature Scrub and more. You must indulge your sens-

weddings, receptions, parties, and more. Also there is a classic outdoor amphitheatre where concerts will be presented featuring some of tile greatest orchestras and performers, So, as you can see, this is and will continue to be the "ill" spot for those who know when visiting Savannah.

If youhave any questions, call the front desk at 912-238-5158. When they answer, you will fully understand why Savannah is known for its hospitality. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to discover your qualities of life!

Until next time, I thank you for your many comments regarding travel and entertainment. You know I am there to find the very best.

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Mansion Cocktail Lounge. es, give your body a lift and totally relax. and nourish your mind. OMG, bow I discovered Paradise on Earth!

Finally, the location of The Mansion on Forsyth Park is center to everything you will enjoy while touring Savannah. Just a walk in the parks all the way to Bay Street is a treat in itself. For those who enjoy shopping there are many quaint boutiques and shops along the way.

Directly across the street and in connection with the City of Savannah, the Mansion will be adding a new adventure called Cafe on Forsyth Park for special events,

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From the Editors of EIThe Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: Celebrities and billionaires are sheUing out big bucks for cutting edge green· friendly cars like the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us-who live in the budget-constrained real world=-to do about buying a new car that does right by the environment?

~ M.G., Stroudsburg, Penn,

With so many new energy efficient cars in showrooms today, there's never been a better time to go green with your next car purchase. A few years ago the Toyota Prius was the go-to model for those with an environmental conscience and up to $30,000 to pay for the privilege of getting 35-40 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 45-55 on the highway. But today there is such a wide selection of fuel efficient and low-emissions vehicles that even those on a

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budget can afford to go green.

To wit, Honda's new Insight

is the first hybrid gasoline-electric car available new for less than $20,000 (starting at $19,800). With fuel efficiency ratings of 40 miles per galion (mpg) in the city and 43 on the highway, the Insight surely won't cost much to operate either.

There are plenty of other hybrids to choose from today, too, though most cost at least a few thousand dollars more than equivalent non-hybrid models. Toyota's Prius, which is only available as a hybrid, still leads the pack as the world's top selling and most fuel efficient hybrid. Its cost has dropped some, now starting at $22,400, and the "3rd generation" Prius 1 0 now claims an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined city/highway rating of 50 mpg. This most recent

A growing selection of fuel efficient and low-emissions vehicles ~ i:nclud.ing hybrids and those with conventional and lower-emission diesel engines ~ are available to consumers today, including many that those of us on tight budgets can afford. Photo courtesy HondafHyundaiIBMW.

edition even features a whimsical solar panel on the roof to power a ventilation system that keeps the interior of the car cool even OIl scorching hot days. Hybrid versions of Honda's Civic ($23,800), Nissan's Altima ($26,780), Ford's Fusion ($27,625) and Escape SUV ($31,500), Mercury's Milan ($31,590) and Mariner SUV ($29,995), Toyota's Camry ($26,J 50) and Highlander SUV ($34,700) are also in showrooms in dealerships across the U,S.

Maoy smaller cars with reguJar gasoline engines also get great mileage with low emissions for even less money. Some examples include the Corolla ($15,350), Matrix ($16,550) and Yaris ($12,355) from Toyota, Honda's Fit ($14,900), tbe Mazda 3 ($ i 6,045), Chevy's Aveo ($1l,965) and Cobalt ($14,990), the Hyundai's Accent ($9,970) and Elautra ($14,145), Pontiac's G3 ($14,335), the Kia Rio ($11,495), the MrNI Cooper ($19,500), Ford's Focus ($15,995), and the Smart Car F orTwo ($11,990).

Diesel fuel is now cleaner than ever, and a few automakers are going down that road. Volkswagen's Jetta TDI ($22,660), Audi's A3 TDI ($29,950) and BMW's 335d ($43,900) are three examples of high performance vehicles with solid green credentials regarding fuel efficiency and emissions. An added bonus is that such cars can run on carbon-neutral biodiesel as well as petroleumbased diesel fuel.

Consumers just starting their search for a new ride should check out GreerrCar.com, which provides detai.led information on the many greener vehicles available today as well as those on the horiZOllo Also, the federal government's website FuelEconomy.gov provides detailed mileage and emissions information on dozens of new cars every year, and provides users with an easy and free way to compare different vehicles along the Lines of environmental impact.

Dear Earth'Iafk: Wby is the plankton in the oceans dying? And what does this mean for the health of the oceans and marine life?

- Marilynn Block, Portland, Ore.

As the lowest link on the marine food chain, plankton-sthat tiny aquatic plant, animal and bacterial matter floating

throughout the world's oceans-

is a vital building block for life on Earth. Besides serving as a primary food source for many fish and whales, plankton plays a crucial role in mitigating global warming,

[ndeed, the ocean is the world's largest "carbon sink": As much as one-third of man-made C02 emissions are stored in. the oceans and therefore do not contribute to global warming, This is because its plant component, phytoplankton (its anima] component is called zooplankton), pulls massive amounts of carbon dioxide (C02) out of the atmosphere as it photosynthesizes.

But various environmental factors are taking their toll on plankton the world over. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported recently that marine phytoplankton is declining across the oceans, Even Canadian cod fishermen are noticing that the plankton-feeding fish they catch are often nearly starving as a result of lack of this crucial food source.

A 2007 study published in the scientific journal Nature found that human-caused increase in C02 pollution is altering the pH (acidity) levels in the oceans. This change in chemistry is expected to have adverse effects on the entire ecosystem. More acidic ocean water inhibits the ability of shell-forming marine organisms-from plankton to mollusks to corals-to fonn prop" erly. Smaller and less healthy populations of plankton would be bad news for all fhe other creatures

above it on the ocean's food chain,

Higher water temperatures, also attributable to our fossil fuel addiction, can also have a devastating effect on plankton. A recent report in the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom noted that, in the Adriatic Sea cooLer winter conditions-which are less frequent in a warmer world-s-are needed for plankton production and nutrient a vai I abili ty. Furthermore, warmer sea temperatures can cause "blooms" of other sea Life (such as happens with algae), resulting in oxygen starvation in the water, a condition that is devastating to plankton and other marine creatures and organisms.

In other situations, blooms of phytoplankton themselves-the tiny plants can gorge on the nutrients from the run-off from fauns and lawns on land---can lead to oxygen starvation in the water. "The decomposition of these multitudes of phytoplankton removes oxygen from seawater, creating oxygen-poor 'dead zones' where fish cannot live,"

reports Carly Buchwald, a

res earch er at Woods Hole

Oceanographic Institution.

Satellite imagery shows that these "dead ZOI1CS" are expanding. Some scientists are advocating "iron fertilization"-the spreading of large amounts of iron across the world's seas-to spur plankton growth. But others worry that such tinkering with complex ecosystems could have potentially harmful effects.

Send yOElr environmental questions to: Earth Talk®, PO. Box 5098, Westport CT 06881,eCfrlhla/k@emagazine.com. Read pas! columns at: emagaz ine. com/earth talk/ 'archi ves .php. EariliTalk® is now a book! Details and order ill/ormation at; emagazine, com/earthtalkbook:

Various environmental. factors are taking their toll on plankton the world over. This is bad news because, besides serving as a primary food source for manyfisb and whales, plankton plays a crucial rule in m.itigating global warming. Pictured: Microscopic phytoplankton from McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. Photo by Professor Gordon T.

Taylor, Stony Brook Unlverslty, courtesy WikiPedia ..



AIterna tives


By Samantha Weaver

·It was Ogden Nash, well-loved American author of humorous poetry, who made the following sage observation: "The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly."

• The modem dishwasher was invented all the way back in 1889, and it's no surprise that it was a woman, not a man, who came up with the labor-saving device. It is inter-

I esting to note, however, that it wasn't her own labor Josephine Cochrane was saving when she invented the device; Mrs. Cochrane had servants to do the washing up. In fact, she wasn't interested in saving labor at all - she was simply tired of the

servants chipping the fine china.

• You had more taste buds before you were born than you do now - more than you've had at any time in your life, in fact.

• The beloved children's book "Green Eggs and Ham" would not exist ifit hadn't been for a bet. Bennett Cerf, Dr. Seuss' editor, bet the author $50 that he couldn't write a book using no more than 50 different words. Dr. Seuss used precisely 50 words, collecting the $50 and creating a classic at the same time.

• You might be surprised to learn that about 29 percent of people who go to beauty spas are men.

• If your family is like most American households, you waste approximately $600 every year by throwing away unspoiled food.

• The world's tallest tree can be found in Redwood National Park, in California. The tree, known as "Hyperion," stands nearly 380 feet tall.


"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."

- Harry S. Truman

• It was way back in the 19th century that American statesman Daniel Webster made the following sage observation: "The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it."

• Scary movies like "Jaws" notwithstanding, experts claim that you are 50 times more likely to be killed by a bee than you are to be killed by a shark.

• All official American flags must be lowered and put away at night - all except one. The flag that was placed on the moon on July 20, 1969, by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (for obvious reasons) remains flying at all times.

• Although almost everyone today thinks of the dictator Napoleon as being unusually short, records show that he was actually 5 feet, 6 inches tall, which was the average height for a man in France at that time.

• Those who study such things say that the coolest parts of the sun are approximately 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, while the hottest spots can reach a whopping 15 million degrees.

• The popular pub pastime of darts originated in the Middle Ages as a training game for archers.

• Theodore Roosevelt was the first American president to drive an automobile, as well as the first to own one.

• Although our lives are centered around (and sometimes seem completely ruled by) the seven-day week, not all cultures have demarcated dates that way. Ancient Egyptians once used a 10-day week, and ancient Romans followed a pattern of 8- day weeks.


"In my many years I have come to a conelusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." - John Adams

Celebri-e., &~ byCindyElavsky

Q: There is an actor in the movie

- "Desperate Hours," with Mickey Rourke and Anthony Hopkins, who looks just like "Law & Order: SVU" star Christopher Meloni. Was that him, and if not, are they related? - Teresa P, Fort Worth, Texas A: The actor you are thinking of is Elias Koteas, who is often mistaken for Christopher, and vice versa. In fact, I sometimes confuse the two myself - the resemblance is uncanny! Elias is mostly a film actor, co-starring in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Haunting in Connecticut," "Crash," "Shooter," "Two Lovers" and the upcoming "Shutter Island," among many others. Christopher is best known for "SVU," but also was featured in "Wet Hot

American Summer" and "Nights in Rodanthe," in addition to his extensive television work.

of the show can still find it. It just might take a little looking!

Q: I read that Maura Tierney had to drop out of NBC's "Parenthood" to seek treatment for breast cancer. Who will be replacing her? And how is Maura doing? - Hallie, via email

A: NBC has confirmed that Lauren Graham will be joining the cast of "Parenthood" as single mother Sarah Braverman. Production is scheduled to begin in November, with "Parenthood" joining NBC's lineup in early 20 10. The series is based on the 1989 movie of the same name, which starred Steve Martin, Jason Robards, Dianne Wiest and Mary Steenburgen, Lauren's most

recent TV gig was as the coolest mom on the block, Lorelai Gilmore of "Gilmore Girls." Mama is said to be responding well to treatment, and I wish her all the best for a full recovery.

Q: Three generations of my family love NBC's "Merlin." Will it be back for another season? - Beth G., Roanoke, Va. A: As of this writing, NBC has not yet announced if it will pick up the original BBC show "Merlin" for its second season. However, if it does, it will most likely air sometime in spring or summer 2010. If you have satellite or cable TV,. you can catch original episodes on BBC-l (depending on what channels your provider offers), which began airing Season 2 on Sept. 19. It also was recently announced that the BBC has picked up the show for a third season. So, whether or not NBC renews "Merlin," fans

READERS: Many of you have written in throughout the years to find out when" Ally McBeal" will be released on DVD. Well, after a long wait, fans can finally get all five seasons of the show on DVD. "Ally McBeal: The Complete Series," a 32·disc box set with tons of extras and special features, is finally available. You can find the DVDs at any retail store (Target, Wal-Mart, Borders, etc.) or check online (amazon.com and ebay.com, to name a few) for special deals. You also can purchase each season individually; however, only Season One is available separately as of now.

Have a question for Cindy? E-mail heratletters@cindyelavsky.com. or write to her in care a/King Features Weekly Service, Po. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.


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ARI ES (March 21 to April 19)

A rejection of your attempt to be friendly leaves you with two choices: Try again, or give up. If you want to make another effort, go slowly. Let things develop without pressure.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

It could be a problem dealing with unfamiliar people who do things differently from what you're used to. But rely on that strong sense of purpose to get you through this difficult period.

GEMIN.I (May 21 to June 20)

To avoid neglecting a personal matter because of a demanding new workplace schedule, start prioritizing immediately. Knowing how to apportion your time takes a little while to set up.

C.ANCER (June 21 to July 22)

It won't be easy to avoid some of the pressures that come with change. Best advice: Take things a step at a time, and you'll be less likely to trip up while things are in a chaotic state.

LEO (July 23 to August 22)

A much-talked-about workplace change could be coming soon. Be sure to get all the details involved in the process, and once you have them, you can decide how you want to deal with it.


(August 23 to September 22)

You might still believe that your trust was betrayed, although the facts would appear to prove the opposite. But by the week's end you should learn something that will help set the record straight.


(September 23 to October 22) Holiday plans could be a challenge because of shifting circumstances. But a more settled period starts by midweek, allowing you to fum up your plan-making once and for aiL


(October 2l to November 21) The facts continue to be on your side. So make use of them in dealing with any challenge to your stated position. Also, open your mind to the offer of help from

an unlikely source.


(November 22 to December 21) There could still be a communication problem holding up the resolution of a • troublesome situation. Stay with it, and : eventually your message will get through • and be understood.


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(December 22 to January 19)

A possible change in your workplace schedule might create a chaotic situation for a while. But once things begin to settle down, you might find that this could work to your advantage.


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A recent job-linked decision might need to : be reassessed because of the possibility of : finding benefits you might have over- : looked. Check out all related data to help : in the search. • PISCES

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A persona] situation you agreed to might : not be as acceptable to the other person : involved in the matter. Avoid pressuring : and bullying. Instead, seek common :

ground by talking things through. :


You have a gift for touching people's •

minds as well as their hearts. You :

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"The Clinton Tapes:

W restli n g History with the President"

by Taylor Branch (Simon & Schuster, $35) Reviewed by Larry Cox

If you're a political junkie, this fascinating new book should be at the top of your reading list, Be forewarned, however, that it bas more twists, turns and surprises than a well-written novel.

Clinton approached journalist Taylor Branch shortly after his ejection to the presidency in 1992 and asked if he would 10 be his inhouse historian. Branch agreed, instead, to help Clinton create an unfiltered, verbatim, contemporaneous record with the primary

goal to preserve uncensored raw material for future historians and Clinton's post-presidential memoir. With that in mind, Branch began slipping in and out of the White House armed with a tape recorder. Branch and President Clinton met 79 times, mostly in the informal setting of the While House fam ily quarters. As might be imagined, Clinton spoke candidly and shared many of the private thoughts be






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night a drunken President Boris Yeltsin tripped security alarms by sneaking out in his underwear to hail a taxi for late-night pizza. Equally fascinating are Clinton's observations in 2000 concerning George W. Bush and John McCain. He saw Bush as a gifted campaigner but unqualified to be president, and McCain as qualified but with no idea of bow to run. "The Clinton Tapes" offers an incredibly revealing view of one of this country's most bri I liant, beleaguered and perplexing presidents. Political reporting does no! get much better than this.

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"

by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

"Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters"

by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

(Quirk Books, $12.95 each) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell

Take a beloved classic, add a heapi I1g dose of the supernatural

and garnish well with silliness, and you have two of the most surprising publishing sensations of the year.

There's not much intro needed for "Pride and Prejudice and

Zombies" -- the title tells you exactly what you're getting. The story is Austen's, with the manners. ba lls and the fami I iar social whirl of London, only occasionally marred by attacks of the murderous risen dead. The Bennett sisters, a clan of warriors trained

in the deadliest martial arts, have enough 011 their plate keeping their

country home safe from these pesky "unmentionables" without worrying about marriage as well! "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" is even more fantastic, set in an alternate England colored in shades of steampunk and populated by tentacled menaces right out of H.P. Lovecraft, where London is an underwater pleasure dome and pirates roam the rivers of Devonshire. Like "Zombies," the origiua I story is still there, but hints of untold mysteries in the wings help "flesh out this weird worLd we are only glimpsing.

It's tempting to read these IlOVeiS with a. copy of the original by your side checking passages as you go to see how they've been altered. But try to resist, for immersing yourself i.nto the bizarre worlds

the authors have created is part of the charm.

Though the implication that the novels require these "improvements" to make them un-boring is patently false (and disproved by nearly 200 years of each one being in print), there is no doubt thattbe additions are heck of a lot of fun, As an author with a keen eye for the absurd, Jane Austen herself might j list agree.

had that could not be revealed publicly. The topics included everything from war and peace to his personal interactions with Hillary and Chelsea Clinton,

The actual. tapes of the conversations were given to Clinton, who kept themin his sock drawer. After each meeting, Branch dictated a second tape that included his impress ions of the topics covered and his personal take on Clinton's moods and manner;

The result is a book that contains many surprises. For example, there is a startling account of the



Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam

2. The Los! Symbol

Dan Brown, Doubleday 3. Haff Broke Horses Jeannette Walls Scribner 4. South of Broad

Pat Conroy, Nan A. Talese 5. WofjBall

Hilary Mantel, Holt 6. Nine Dragons

Michael Connelly, Little Brown 7. The Scarpeua Factor Patricia Cornwell, Putnam

8. The Children's Book

A.S. Byatt, Knopf

9. The Last Song

Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central 10. Pursuit of Honor

Vince Flynn, Atria

7. The Case for God Karen Armstrong, Knopf 8. Too Big to Fail

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Viking 9. The Greatest Show on Earth Richard Dawkins, Free Press 10. Knockout

Suzanne Somers, Crown

TRAm: PAPERBACK FI.CTION 1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Dral 2. Olive Kiueridge

ELizabeth Strout, Random House

3. The Girl With. the Dragon Tauoo Stieg Larsson, Vintage

4. The Elegance a/the Hedgehog Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions 5. The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein, Harper

6. The Shack

William P. Young, Windblown 7. Serena

Ron Rash, Ecco 8. Sarah's Key

Tatiana De Rosnay, SI. Martin's Griffin 9. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

David Wroblewski, Ecco

10. Hotel 011 the Corner oj" Biuer and Sweet Jamie Ford, Ballantine

HARDCOV1m NONFICTION 1. Have a Lillie Faith

Mitch Alborn Hyperion

2. What the Dog Saw

Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown 3. Highest Duty

Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow, Morrow

4. Manhood forAmateurs Michael Chabon, Harper 5. Superltreakonomics

Steven D. Levitt Stephen J. Dubner Morrow 6 .. True Compass

Edward M. Kennedy, Twelve


Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin

2. Same Kind of Different as Me

Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson 3. The Glass Castle

J eannette Walls, Scribner 4. My Life ill France Julia Child, Anchor

5. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Barbara and Camille Kingsolver, Steven Hopp, Harper Perennial 6. Freakonomics

Steven D. Levitt, Stephen 1. Dubner, Hamer Perennial

7. When You Are Engulfed in Flames David Sedaris, Back Bay

8. The Wordy Shipmates

Sarah Vowell, Riverhead

9. Night

Elie Wiesel, FSG 10. Julie & Julia

Juli.e Powell, Back Bay


1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson, Vintage

2. The ASsociate

John Grisham, Dell

3. Dead Villi! Dark Charlaine Harris, Ace 4. Scarpetta

Patricia Cornwell, Berkley 5. To K£lI a Mockingbird Harper Lee, Warner

6. Cross Country

James Patterson, Vision 7. Dead as a Doornail Charlaine Harris, Ace

8. From Dead to Worse Charlaine Harris, Ace 9. The Brass Verdtc!

Michael Connelly, Grand Central 10. Heal Ligiuuing

John Sandford, Berkley


1. Diary ofa Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Jeff Kinney, Amulet

2. Diary ofa Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney, Amulet

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Rodrick Rules Jeff Kinney, Amulet

4. Twiligh/

Stephenie Meyer, Little Brow

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Las! Straw Jeff Kinney, Amulet

6. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

(The Mysterious Benedict Sociel:J~ #3) Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illus.), Little Brown

7. New Moon (Twiligh/. Book 2) Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown

8. Breaking Dawn (Twifighl, Book 4) Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown

9. Fancy Nancy: Halloween ... or Bust! (Fancy Nancy / Can Read Series)

Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illus.), Harperf'estival

10. A Good Night/or Ghosts (Magic Tree House)

Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (lllus.), Random House

The Southern Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and SIBA. Ba.sed on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org.




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Dancing With the Horry County Stars

"Dancing with the Stars," the number one television showin the world is getting ready to start a new season as will the Dancing with the Horry County Stars fund raiser that began last year, raising 92,000 dollars from a standing room only crowd. This season's event will be held Saturday even iag, November 21, starting at 7 p.m, The event will be held at Marina Inn at the Grande Dunes, benefiting Business Education Expectations/ Early College High School and The Long Bay Symphony. The idea was spawned for the first season when Marsha Griffin, BE2 Consultant, attended a similar event that was held in Brunswick County in late August of last. year, benefiting Brunswick County Community College. The idea grew as she recruited Brunswick County dance participants, but Harry County residents, Jennifer Hall and Karen Deese to assist her in what became a mammoth, but worthwhile project. This year will even be more explosive and YES we want to make even more money, we think we can????

Partnering with The Long Bay Symphony was originator Gri ffias , brain child, knowing that live music would be a challenge, but would be well worth it. It was indeed a challenge last year, but as arranger Marc Cbesanow came to the rescue, we laid down a great pattern for this second year's effort. The Academy of

Dance, owned by Karen Deese dancers will again open the show and will set the toae for 19 Horry County Stars and their professional dance partners. Tango, jive, waltz, samba, foxtrot, as well as other ballroom favorites will fill the evening with excitement. The Long Bay Symphony has again assembled a top notch dance band, all comprised of sitting symphony members while arranger Marc Chesanow will again arrange and perform all the music for the evening, yes, the two free dances will be inclusivel.

With a still uncertain economy Marsha Griffin was thrilled beyond: words when

South Atlantic Bank called her and ask to be Shining Star sponsor, then low and behold who steps up but State Farm, Bobby Kelly and Boling Century 21 to be Twinkliug Star Sponsors, wbat more could an event p I ann er ask for, of course no one understands the power of education as the economic development engine like Hony County, thank heaven!

This year has a stellar cast of stars: PJ.

Browning, publisher The Sun News; Zade Conner, America Athletic Club; Charles Evans conductor The Long Bay Symphony; Melissa Downs-High, comptroller, South Atlantic Bank; Carey Graham, developer, Landsouth; Mary Ellen Greene, Horry County School Board member; Monica Hardee, A.O. Hardee Construction Company; Deborah Harwell, W.RNN; Palm Adobe Communications; Laura Hibbit, principal, Hibbirs Insurance Company; Amanda Kinseth, reporter, Channel 15; Alys Lawson, mayor, Conway, S.C.; Neil McCay, Burroughs & Chapin; Jimbo Newton, hair stylist, Salon Edge; Jamie Richard, teacher, Early College High School; Holly Schrieber, CFO, Coastal Carolina National Bank; Richard Singleton, commercial real. estate, Coldwell Banker, Chicora; Denny Starr, personal trainer, Cinzia; co-star Ruby, In Style Network and Michael Wells, attorney, Coastal Law.

Of course for each star there is a professional dancer donating many volunteer

hours. As each of these stars dance for education and culture, there is indeed a twist: there is a dancing skills winner as well as a winner for who raises the most money. The citizens of Horry County can all help with this part of the competition as you can go online and vote for your favorite star, pro or judge. Ten dollars buys a vote, with all proceeds going to Horry County K-12 Foundation and The Long Bay Symphony. The website is www.horrycountybez.com. Just click 011 LEARN MORE and then VOTE. You can vote using VISA or MasterCard.

The fund raiser needs to average $1.,500 dollars per day in order to meet the organization's SlOO,OOO goal for online voting before the doors on Nov. 21, so vote it up!

Tables for twelve are available for $1,000 and include two bottles of champagne, a seat, full buffet and open bar (wine and spirits). Single tickets are available for $125 per person. Purchase your tickets and tables online at www.horrycountybe2.com or call Marsha Griffin at 843-449-9675 or contact The Long Bay Symphony at 843-448-8379. In addition, all dancers have tickets for tables and singles and they get credit in their fund raising if the sale comes through them, so help your favorite all you can. Make checks payable to Harry County K-12 Foundation. Both the foundation and the symphony are 501 (c)3 registered non-prof Is and you may count this as a ] 00% donation.

By Carolyn Pittman

Master Class Features Violin Virtuoso Jessica Lee

A violin master Class with guest artist, Jessica Lee w111 be held on November 7 in the Choir Room at First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach from 4 to 6 p.m, This opportunity for young violinists from the Long Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra to perform and receive instruction is sponsored by the Toby Evans and Long Bay Symphony Guild Scholarship Fund. The event is free and open 10 the public.

Jessica Lee will be the featured soloist fOJ The Long Bay Symphony's concert "Nationalistic Fervor" to be held on November 8at 4 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach High School Music and Arts Center. Ms. Lee will be performing Violin Concerto No. 1 by Russian composer Sergie Prokofiev.

A native of Virginia, Jessica began playing the violin at age three and quickly captured national attention with a feature article in LIFE magazine. Following studies

with Wei gang Li of the Shanghai Quartet, she was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age fourteen and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree under the tutelage of Robert Mann and fda Kavafian. ln May 2003, she completed her studies with Robert Mann for a Master of Mus i.c Degree at the Juilliard School and currently resides in New York.

Jessica Lee has been playing violin since she was three years old.

By Susan Wbarff'

Experience the Art of Giving

The countdown has begun for the multi-charity fund-raising happening, An Afternoon with 111e Arts, Presented by Luxury Baths & More and organized by gr8events, the artisans' showcase sale and benefit auction will take place at Filet's at Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 1 :30 pm to 4 p.m.

Select artisans from Harry,

Brunswick and New Hanover counties will provide an outstanding array of origina] creations perfect for those just-forme and one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts. The Live Benefit Auction has something for everyone, from framed photography to a three-day rental from Freedom

Boats. Throughout the afternoon, guests will beentertained by dance and vocal per-forrnances by Arts Alive, the culinary delights of Filet's at Harbourgate Marina and drawings for a number of very special door prizes.

Susan Wharff, grsevents owner and even! coordinator said: «The generosity and support of our sponsors, Luxury Baths & More, Anderson Brothers Bank, Freedom Boats, KHB Interiors, Webster Financial, Brass Pineapple Salon, Curves, Elliott Realty, John Griggs Insurance, Labod Chiropractic, Little River Florist, Little River Rotary, Royal Maids, and Young Interiors bas been overwhelming in making An Afternoon with The Arts happen.

The gifted artisans from Artist Tree

An Extraordinary Experience in The Art of Giving

Studio, Johnny Dawsey Vessels, Good Day Sunshine, Isle Beads, Jeffcoat Pottery, Knitting Up A Storm, MendozaLand Photography, Nancy Wickstrom Watercolors, Pine Garden Baskets, Pop's

Glass, and Vic Gillispie have gone above and beyond to make this charity benefit a huge SUccess.

We live in an area filled with. talent and kindness. We are confident that attendees and the Amer-ican Cancer Society Relay4Life, Fostering Hope and Arts Alive Performing Arts alike will profit from tbis fun-filled Afternoon with The Arts. It is truly an Extraordinary Experience in the Art of Givi ng!"

Tickets ($20 in advance/$25 at the door) are available in North Myrtle Beach at The Artist Tree Studio at 503 Main St and Knitting Up A Storm at 1415 Old Highway I 7, in Conway at Fostering Hope, tOOl 2nd Ave and Pop's Glass Station at 911-A NormanAlley, in Little River at LifeQuest Swim and Fitness Center, 4390 Spa Dr or by calling gr8events at 843-504-4422.





Paint Wilmington! Brings Plein Air Artists To Port City Nov. 7 - 14

Paint Wilmington] is an arumal event that gathers respected painters from across the country to paint the landscapes, waters, and streets of the Wilmington, N.C. area. The dates for Paint Wilmington! 2009 are Nov. 7 to 14.

New to the group this year is Xiaugyuan Jie, whom you already know a bit if you've seen lee Age 2, Mulan or Lifo and Stitch. Richard Oversmith is a North Carolina

painter from

out m the

mountains. Joining them

are Perry

Austin, John

Poon, Gavin

Brooks, LmTY Moore, and Steve Songer.

Paint Wilmington I

offers much to enjoy for art lovers and collectors.There are painting demonstrations and artist talks scheduled throughout the week. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, John Peon,

Paint Wilmington! offers the unique opportunity to watch museum-quality artists ar work. Shown From th« Island, 40 x. 30,

oil on canvas by Perry Austin.

whose honors include Best of Show for the Society of Western. Artists, Arts for the Parks Annual National luried Exhibition (including a Landscape Award of merit) and the Artist Choice Award at the Sonoma Plein Air event, is offering a paintmg demonstration at the Bellamy Mansion.

Baltimore, Md. artist Gavin Brooks's work has been in the juried Oil Painter of American National Exhibitions, Paint Annapolis and the Plein Air Easton, where she was the Grand' Prize Winner. The artist, who is also featured in the Nov. issue of American Artist magazine, will present "The Anatomy of a Landscape" at the Wrightsville Beach Museum, also on Nov. 10, from 12:30 to 2 p.rn, She offers a second presentation, "Converting Nature Iato Art" on Nov. 12 at the 8 all amy, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Renowned Ala. painter Perry Austin will demonstrate on Nov. 12 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at tbe Wrightsville Beach Museum. An invitation-only preview night is set for Friday evening, Nov. 13, wi th the arti s ts in a tten d an ceo Th e exhibition of new work opens on

Every years onlookers gather to observe the artists in downtown Wilmington, in local marinas and in the marshlands. Shown all Land, 12 x 16 oil on panel by La rr y Moo r e.

Nov. 14, but the painters will hit the ground painting all Saturday November 7.

They will be painting the fall colors of the marshes and trees this year instead of the early spring greens of prior years. Contact the gallery each day to learn where the artists are scheduiedto be painting. Keep in mind, however, that these artists work

quickly to catch the light, and may move to an a ther location unexpectedly.

For more information, contact Walls Fine Art Gallery at 910- 343- 1703 or visit the website at www.wallsgallery .. com. Walls ga llery is located at 2173 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington.

Pawleys Festival Wraps Up 19th Season

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art, held annually in September, has concluded its 19th successful season of bringing live theatre and music to the area.

The two-week event kicked offwith the Pawleys Island Wine Gala, traditionally the Festival's major fundraising event. Tills year's Gala was no exception attracting the largest attendance to date and representing over 60 renowned wineries. Ln addition to its fine wines, the event is known for its signature bars d'oeuvres, silent auction, Live music and most notably wines for pllrchase at prices well below retail. The Gala set the tone for the two-week Festival, which featured well-received entertainers who performed to nearly sold out crowds.

Aside from nationally acclaimed performances, the Festival provides outreach to the youth in our area through clinics and concerts. This year's event was no excepLion. The talented performers of Dallas Brass provided a clinic and concert to the music students of Georgetown High School, which school officials have described as "an invaluable experience that is sure to influence these young individuals for years to come." The Cultural Council of Georgetown County and the Pawleys island Festival of Music and Art also cosponsored the first Dr. Lee Minton 'Young Treasures Scholarship' for the 20 10- 20 II academic year.

"The Festival was a success," said Delores Blount, executive director of the

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art. "Even during this slow economic time, we received contributions from many corporate sponsors, patrons and muses that enabled us to continue Dr, Lee Minton's primary mission of bringing visual art, theater, and music to the youth of the area."

Dates for the twentieth The Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art have been set for Sept. 24 - 26 and Oct. 1 - 3, 2010. For more Information on the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, visit them online at hrrp.r/www.pawleysmusic.com.

The next Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art will be held Sept. 24 ~ 26 and Oct. 1-3, 2010.




Celebrate Our Rivers

By Christine Ellis

Protecting our quality of life involves many facets, including protection of our natural resources, our native trees and plants, am local fish arid wildlife, a clean and ample supply of freshwater, and the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Laws provide for these protections but real protections are provided by local citizens who watch over and protect the natural resources in their own backyards and in their local communities. Each of us have a responsibility to ourselves, to

lour community and to om children and their children to work to protect clean water, clean air, OUJ natural areas and the wildlife it supports.

The Waccamaw River is an important artery that passes through our communities, bringing with it a clean supply of freshwater, providing a home for a diversity of plant and animal life, receiving and storing floodwaters in its vast floodplains and swamps, supporting recreational uses Like fishing, swimming, and hunting, and providing the aesthetic

- beauty for om area.

The Waccamaw River i.s just one of the local rivers that provide for our local community, The Black, the Pee Dee (both Great and Little), the Lynches", and tbe Sampit are all our local rivers passing through our communities and each important to supporting our economy and our quality of life. All are worthy of protections.

The Waccamaw Riverkeeper

Program of Winyah Rivers Foundation is working to protect our local rivers through our education and advocacy efforts, Strengthened by the commitment of our members and volunteers we work to raise awareness of issues that have the potential to impact our natural resources and advocate for protections. We are local, we are grassroots and we're serious about protecting OlU· rivers and their riches.

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HOLLYWOOD ... Word is this year's Oscarcast will honor Lauren Bacall. And it's high time! That's about a1.l J know about it at the moment. But what J do know is anywhere "Bogey's Baby" goes, there's excitement, And just in case you didn't know, the lady was named Betty Joan Persky, but took the Lauren Bacall moniker for a more glamorous aura. However, Humphrey

Bogart never called her anything but "Baby."

Once again, a bunch of movie writers lunching and batting the breeze about the business. The subject got around to phrases remembered from films. Numero uno was Bette Davis' "Fasten your seatbelt, it's going to be a bumpy ride" from "All About Eve." No.2 was Clark Gable to Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind" saying, "Frankly Scarlett, I don't give a damn!" No.3 is Bogart in "Casablanca" saying, "Play it again, Sam," or words to that effect, followed by Bacall in "To Have and Have Not" saying to Bogart, "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together ... and blow." We went on and on, and it was Jots of fun. If you have any favorites, write and Jet lIS know clo King Features Weekly Service, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.

Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and Leonard Bernstein will be inducted into the National Museum of Jewish History's Hall of Fame. And speaking of "Babs," doesn't she look great? Just hark back to the days when she was doing "Funny Girl" and you'll know what [ mean. Maybe it all adds up 10 a happy married life to Jim Brolin.

The off-the shoulder little black dresses were rampant at the screenings of several films about town. And Bruce Willis was at one, his bead so clean shaven that you could see the pores in his scalp. Scattered about in the crowd were all his daughters, his latest girlfriend, and Demi and Ashton. Just one big, happy family,

Betcha didn't kJ10W that Jodie Foster's given name is Alicia Christian. Next time I see her at the grocery, I'll ask bow she chose the name Jodie. Or maybe you already know. She is one of our better actresses and. "moms" - and a very nice person. And to bear repeating, T remember when I was first starting out and attended a press luncheon where they were plugging one of her pictures. She was then 6 years old. Adorable. She sat on my lap and announced to me that she "wanted to be a lawyer" when she grew up. As you know, that did NOT come to pass.


John Ritter wore bis pajamas onto a movie set in '77 in protest at having to work all bis honeymoon .... 1 read in a Hollywood trivia book where both of Marlon Brande's parents were alcoholics .... Chris Pine busily writing "thank you" notes 10 friends and fans between takes of" Unstoppable" shooting in Phltadelphia. ,., And 10 those of you who have asked, I don't think Brad and Angelina have announced their next film outing together.

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typical Delta-black manblues slide-innovators. He's toured with The Allman Brothers Band for over 10 years, The Derek Trucks Band, and has

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Band At on his recent world tours.

Tedeschi is also an established guitarist and vocalist who was well on the way to universal stardom when destiny paired her with themusically diverse Trucks. Tedeschi has risen to fame with multiple Grammy Award nominations, and her powerful singing voice and fearless stage presence has made her one of the most original soul and blues musicians of our time.

" ... two of the best young blues musicians in the world. Tedeschi, whose singing never ceases to amaze, mixed with Trucks' jaw-dropping solos left everyone in the crowd-and on the stage-~ breathless." ~ Deserei News

Tickets are available online at www.savannahmusicfestival.org or by phone at 912-525-5050.

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Savannah Music Festival April 1, 2010

By Brian M. Howle nquestionably the most formidable husband/wife team story of southern rock and blues music, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have put together a new band that will perform an original mixture of rock, soul, funk and blues at the 2010 Savannah Music Festival.

The couple will take the stage on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 7;30 pm at [ohnny Mercer Theatre i.n Savannah,

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plimented by his worldly, soulful interpretation that comes from a laserintense immersion into his art. Trucks' slide mastery defies reasoning, as the youthful picker commands the style with the seasoned aplomb of the proto-

[ouch Theatre: OVD Reviews

By DNA Smith

p" - For me, "Up" is the best movie of the year, and Disney /Pixar has pulled out all the stops in the DVD release. You can get the III a variety of different packages: a single-disc edition, a two-disc special edition and a whopping four-disc combo (there's even a gift set that includes a wee Pixar desk lamp). Obviously, whichever version you pick will depend on how much you love special features, behindthe-scenes documentaries, deleted scenes and so forth.

"Sesame Street: 4Q Years of Sunny Days" - "Sesame Street" turns 40 this year, and this two-disc retrospective highlights many of the best moments of this iconic children's program. With more than five hours of footage, including favorite songs, celebrity guest appearances and backstage footage, this is a delightful treat not only for kids, but for parents lookin& to reminisce.

"The Official World Series Film Collection" - Wow.

This 20-disc collection of historic Woird Series moments contains nearly 50 hours of footage spanning seven decades. Starting with the '43 Yankees and ending with the 2008 Phillies, baseball fans of aIJ ages will be able to relive the drama that only the Fall Classic can bring. Included in this massive boxed set is a 58~page cornmernorative book with a foreword by Bob Costas.

"Mamma Mia! The Movie" -- Gimme! Gimme!

Gimme! DVD Gift Set Version: If you already own the film, there's really no reason to go out and grab this set, because there's nothing new con. t.ained. in tl .. le. DVD.· . BU.1,. if you're looking for a gift, this is perfect for the "Mamma Mia" fan in your life. The set includes the two-disc special edition, the CD soundtrack and a 32-page collectible book.

"Star 'Irek" - In one fell swoop - and tlle help of a hackneyed time-travel plot device - director J.J. Abrams erases five decades of Trek canon. And because this "reboot" grossed eleventy-billion-trillion dollars, we can count on at least anotherdecade of swish-pans, lens-flares and the angry blogging of disgruntled Trekk.ies nit-picking eV€iY frame.

Since thisis a Major DVD Release Event, there are numerous editions and packagings to choose from. I'll be commenting on the two-disc edition, since it'll be the one mos~ fans will probably buy. Ho,":"ever, it's ~ort~ noting that if you are a huge fan of the film, there IS a Iimitededition Blu-Ray boxed set with three discs and a massive metal replica of the Enterprise that weighs over a pound.

The Replica Gift set retails for $130.

Hokay, back to the two-disc pack. In addition to the film, there is a commentary track with

J.J. Abrams, the writers \

and producers; a docu-

mentary on the produc- Chris Pine As Captain

tion and a gag reel. On James T. Kirk in "Star Trek". disc two is a digital copy of the film, a lot of deleted scenes, featurettes about casting, the musical score, alien creation and more behind-the-scenes peeks.

"Gone With The Wind 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition" ~ This collection contains five DVDs, a CD soundtrack, a hardcover 52-page book of photographs and production an, 10 art prints and a reproduction of the original 1939 program all lovingly crammed into velvet box.

With a retail price of $70, the question is, "Is it worth. it?" The answer is: If you don't already own, say, the tourdisc special edition that came out a while back, then yes it is. If you've already bought that edition there really isn't much new here in terms of content. The only new feature is a documentary hosted by Kenneth Branagh with the unimaginative and obviously made-by-some-marketing wonk-title: "Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Presents 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year."

So, if you're a big fan of the film and don't yet own a coPy, this is a great set to own. It's rernastered for hi-def TVs, has eighthours of extras and let's not forget that nifty velvet box. Or if you know someone who's a fan, this would make an awesome Christmas gift.


"Justice League" The Complete SI!I1es

"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" The Complete Second Season "G.J. Joe: A Real American Hero" Complete Colledors Set "Dragon Ball" Season Two

"Nash Bridges" The Third Season

"The Sarah Jane Adventures" The Complete Second Season "JAG (Judge Advocate General)" The Ninth Season

"The Untouchables" Season Three, Vol. 2

"Farscape" The Complete Series

"it's Alwl1IjS Sunny in Philadelphia" it's A Vl!ly Sunny Christmas "Zih. Heaven" Season Nine

"Rome" The Complete SI!I1es

"The Sopranos" The Complete Series "Scrubs" The Complete Eighth Season "Drawn Together" The Complete Series "Andy Barkel~ Pl." The Complete SI!I1es


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Wayne last Week: No.2 "DoWn" (Gash Mone.y)

2. Jason DeRulc No.4 "Whalcha Say' (Beluga Heights)

3 .. Miley Cyrus No.3 "Party in the U.S.A" (Hollywood) 4. Jay-z, Rihanna & Kanye West No.. 5 "Run This Town" (Roc Nation)

5. Britney Spears No. 1''3'' (Jive)

6. Lady GaGa No.. 7 "Paparazzi" (Stream I ineA<onUveiCherrytree)

1. OWl City No.9 "Rreflies" (Universal Republic) 8 .. The Black Eyed Peas No.. 17 "I Gotta Feeling" (I nter:scope)

9. The Black Eyed Peas No.6 "Meet Me HatfWay' (Interscope)

1.0. Taylor SwIft No.. 8 "You Belong With Me" (8g Machine)

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1. Michael Bubla No. 1 "O"azy love" (Wamer Bros.)

2. The Twiligtrt Saga; New Moon New Entry Soundtrack (Chop ShqJ/AHantic) .

3. Jay-Z No.5 "The Eilueprinl 3' (Roc Nation)

4. BarbraStreisand No. 4"Love Is the Answer" (Columbia)

5. Mlley Cyrus No.8 ''The llme of Our Uves (EP)" (Hollywood)

6. The Black Eyed Peas No .. 23 "The EN.D." (rnterscope)

1. Taylor SWift No. 17 "Fearless" (Bg Mamine Re:xJrds) 8 .. The Flaming Ups New Entry "Embryonic" (Warner Bros.)

9. Marie New Entry "DNA:' (J)

10. Mariah carey No.7 "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel" (lslard)

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1. Keith Urban No.. 3 "Only You Can Love Me This Way' (Capitol NashVille)

2. Zac Brown Band No.4 "Toes" (Heme Grown/AHantic)

3. Chris Yeung No. 1 "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" (RCA)

4. Brad Paisley No.5 "Welcome to the RJture" (Arista NashVille)

5. Carrie Underwood No.6 "Cowboy casanova" (Alista NashVille)

6. Toby Keith No.2 "American Ride" (Shcw Dog NashVille) ..

7. Lady Antebellum No.7 "Need You Now' (Capitol)

8. Luke Bryal No.9 "Do I." (capitol Nash'ville)

9. Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews No. 8 "I'm Alive' (E!l\JA)

10. Love and Theil No.1 0 "Runaway' (carolwood)

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1. Year One (PG-13) Jack Back

2. Monsters vs. Aliens (PG) animated

3. Gho.sts ot Girlfriends Past (pG-13) Matthew McConaughey

4. My Ute In Ruins (PG-13) Nia \fcJ.rdalos

5. Malagement CR) Jennrter Anis1Dn

6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13) Hugh Jackman

7. Observe Md Report (R) Seth Rogan a State of Play (PGA3) Russell Crowe 9. Brothers Bloom (PG-13) Adrian Erody 10. Ues & Illusions (R) Christian Siaier

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L Snow While and the Seven Dwarfs (G) (Disney)

2. Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG) (ParamountAJreamWorks)

3. Yea'" One (PG-13) (Sony Pictures)

4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13) (Fox)

5. Bones: Season 4 (NR) (Fox)

6. The Wizard of Oz: 70th .Anniversary (G) (Warner)

7. My Life in Ruins (PG-13) Fox

8. lim Burton's Corpse Bride (PG) (Warner)

9. EdWard Sissorhands (PG-13) (Fox) 10. Trick 'r Treat (R) (Warner)


1. Michael Jackson's This Is n (PG) DOCl..ln1entary

2. Paranormal Activity (R) Kalia Featherstrxl, Miah Sloat 3.L.aw Abiding CiIi2en (R) Jamie Foxx, GerardButier

4. Couples Retreat (PG.-13) IIUJre 1I.oLgiY1, .)as)n Baterran

5. Saw VI (R) Totin Bell, Costas MancJylor

6. Where the Wild Things Are (PG) catherine Keener, Max Records

7. The Stepfather (PG-13) Terry OQuinn, J.ill SdloeIen a .Astro Boy (PG) anrrated Fret±lie Highmore, KIisten Bell

9. Amelia (PG) Hilary Swan~ Richatd Gere

10. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (PG-1.3)




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By Dariel Bendln

Beach, blues, rock & a big ole Fish Shtick

November is going to be a great month for music fans along the S.c. Grand Strand. If Carolina beach music is your bag, a special weekend of Carolina Beach Music Academy (CBMA) awards, live music and shag dancing is set for Nov. 11 - IS. For cutting edge rock with beautifu lly crafted lyrics, plan to attend the South By Southeast presentation of the Youngers at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot on Saturday, Nov. 7_

Blues aficionados will want to head inland on Nov. 5 - 8 for the first ever Pee Dee Blues Bash in Florence, S.c. for four days of national, regional and local blues artists. And finally, those who like their rock & soul with some charity on the side, Jim Quick's Big Fish Shtick is going to be serving up some tasty fare in Wilmington, N.C. on Sunday, Nov. 8_ CBMAAwards

This is a long weekend of live music and partying. The local clubs will be jumpin' with artists who don't come to town all that often. Pre-parties start Wednesday night with the Craig Woolard Band at 2001 Nightclub and the Embers at Duck's Beach Club. The rascally King Tyrone & the Graveyard Ramblers will reign at Fat Harold's on Thursday while the Sand Band plays the O.D. Beach club.

Highlights of Friday performances include Mark Roberts & Breeze AND Too Much Sylvia at Ducks, while Rhonda McDaniel and Brasstyme are up the street at Pirate's Cove.

On Saturday, the CBMA Benefit Cookout & Showcase gets started at noon and runs until 3 p.m. The pig pickin' is being hosted by Carolina deejays Big JOh11 Ruth (102.9 FM) and Neal "Soul Dog" Furr, Gary Smith (WLWL 770AIvI) will host the showcase, which features the Taylor Manning Band along with the Tim Clark Band plus some surprise artists singing to tracks.

The Industry Awards show, hosted by deejays Chad Sain and Ray Scott starts at 4 p.rn, at

Receiving the Pioneer Award at the 2009 Carolina Beach Music Awards is R&B artist Chuck Jackson.


the Spanish Galleon, Get there early. This is a popular event (Saturday passes are required this year.), Saturday night shows include the Fantastic Shakers at the O.D. Beach Club; The Castaways AND Hardway Connection at the Spanish Galleon; Holiday Band at Fat harold's; Tommy black & Blooz at Duck's and The Souls AND the Sand Band at Pirate's Cove.

Sunday morning is the popular band fair (and yes, some of them are awake) where fans can meet the artists, get autographs, photos, Ced, T-shirts and more.

The culmination of the weekend is the annual awards show held at the Alabama Theatre in N0i1h Myrtle Beach. R&B performer Clifford Cuny ("She Shot a Hole In My Soul," "We're Gonta Hate Ourselves In the Morning," "Beach Music & Barbecue") is scheduled to perform .. So is Nashville's soul blues artist Rickey Godfrey The 2009 inductees into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame include R&B singer Chuck Jackson, probably best known for his 1962 recording of "Any Day Now" (Burt Bacharach-Bob Hilliard). He recorded the classic "How Long Have You Been Loving Me" on Carolina Records, a collaboration with Charles Wallet, who penned "Brenda," O.C. Smith's 1986 hit single.

Other inductees include:

• Ted Hall, who booked his first band at the ripe old age of 16 and is now with East Coast Entertainment.

• Bill Lester, deejay with WORL 96.7 in Roxboro, N.C., whose Beach Party show airs every Saturday afternoon.

• Don Textural, longtime drummer and party animal with the Fantastic Shakers;

-Freddy Tripp, keyboard player, also with the Fantastic Shakers; and

• The Attractions Band, the class beach group from Burlington, N.C. known for hits like "Zing Went the Strings of My Heart."

For more information about the weekend

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SxSE Presents The Youngers

On Nov. 7, South By Southeast brings a simmering music feast to the Myrtle Beach Train Depot. Headlining are The Youngers, who define their sound as alt-country, but aren't afraid to get electric now and again. They're touring in support of Heritage, their latest CD, a collection of 13 thought-provoking lyrical tunes that establish the group as a breakthrough voice in roots rock, Producer John Carter Cash, son of country legends John and Jolmny Cash and June Carter Cash, says, "The Youngers are not just the cutting edge of where music should be right now, they hold to the roots. Their style is both unique and reminiscent of some of the greatest rock and roll of our time, timeless and groundbreaking."

The group's press kit says it best, I think:

Imagine a car crash between Hank Williams and Neil Young. That's the Youngers.

SxSE presents roots rock group the Youngers at their Nov. 7 Music Feast.

Frontman and founder Todd Bartolo handles vocals, lap steel and guitar. Dax Bryan also plays guitar. Randy Krater plays bass and also provides vocals. On drums and percussion is Justin Schaefer.

The opening act is Hippie Dog Produce.

Gonta be a fun night.

South By Southeast is my favorite nonprofit music organization. They strive to support American music that's not usually heard in mainstream venues.

Membership is $25. Tickets to the show are $20 for members and $25 for members who haven't joined yet. The show starts at 7 p.m., but if you're hungry, get there at 6 p.m, to take advantage of the free pot luck dinners, wine, soda and brew courtesy of New South Brewery. The historic Train Depot is located at 851 Broadway in Myrtle Beach, S.c. For more information, call 843-497-3643 or find them on Facebook (South By Southeast: SXSE Music Feast).

Pee Dee Blues Bash

This is a brand new event. The first annual Pee Dee Blues Bash, br-ought to you by blues promoter Gary Erwin aka Shrimp City Slim, takes place Nov. 5 - 8 throughout the city of Florence, S.C. At last count, there were II different venues featuring 14 different artists in 24 shows - all of them free to the public.

Artists include a range of national, regional and local musicians. From Indiana comes Bill Lupkin & the Chicago Blues Coalition. If you're into Windy-City style blues harp, you'll want to check this out (billlupkin.corn). Daddy Mack Blues Band hails from Memphis with the raw urban sounds of Beale Street. Get ready to boogie! (myspace.corn/thedaddymackbluesband)

Chicago bluesman Bill Lupkin, one to see.

Photo by Kate Moss.

Charlie Sayles & the Blues Disciples, best known for Charlie's harpwork will be featuring guitarist Tony Fazio. People will be talking about this show! (charlie sayles. com/tonyfazio.corn)

Chicago's Studebaker John & the Hawk is all about jump and jive. This is a rare Carolina appearance for this hard core Chicago band . (studebakerjohn.com)

If acoustic folk and blues is your pleasure, check out Veronika Jackson from Atlanta. You won't be disappointed. (veronikajackson.com)

S.c.'s own Jeff Norwood brings you an authentic backwoods Mississippi flavor. You'll swear you're hearing tunes from another time and place, but more often than not, Jeff's the songwriter. Well worth your time.

Other acts include Drink Small, Deb Callahan, Detroit Debbie, Shrimp City Slim, Juke Joint Johnny & Drew Baldwin, Motherless Chillin', Freddie Vanderford & Brandon Turner Matt Walsh Blues Band and Cotton Blue.

For a list of venues and schedule of events, visit www.peedeebluesbash.com. Then get you some blues!

Jim Quick is offering two of his original folk art paintings for auction, with proceeds to benefit UCP of Wilmington.

Jim Quick's Big Fish Shtick

Anyone from around these parts knows Jim Quick is the crazy frontman for the crazy Coastline band and the even crazier King Tyrone & the Graveyard Ramblers.

You may not know, however, that United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Wilmington, N.C. is a charity near and dear to Jim's heart and this is the thir-d year for Jim Quick's Big Fish Shtick, a fundraiser for the nonprofit group. It takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Triangle Lounge in Wilmington .. Tickets are $20 and include some of the best local food you can imagine - Capt. Crain's Shrimp Stew, Boom Boom's Barbeque, plus steamed oysters, fried fish and all the fixin's courtesy of Jones Fish Camp.

The music is also gonna be hot and heavy:

Jim Quick & Coastline, who will be opening in Cancun, Mexico next month for Montgomery Gentry; Hip Pocket, a rockin' high energy band playing everything from 60s soul to party dance music; and Joey Warren, one of my favorite deejays. If you haven't tuned into his Sunday moming gospel show on 94.9 The Surf, you need to!

There will also be art auctions with pieces donated by Jim Quick, Babs Ludwick, Ramona Bendin (yep, my mom) and more.

The Triangle Lounge is located at 5920 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, N.C. For those who don't want to drive, a bus ($20 cost per person) will be leaving from Deckerz Grill in North Myrtle Beach, S.c. Log onto oceandrivehappens.com for information,

This was previously published online at darielb. word press. com. Beach Newz writer Dariel Bendin can be contacted Oil the Internet on MySpace {myspace.com/culturejunkie); Facebook and Twiner (Twiuercom/darielb).




By Brian M. Howle very heavy metal musician strives for one thing from the first tim e they he a [ that first

intoxicating. addictive • __ IIIIIIII_

chord, measure, or lyric - to be in a band that breaks through the unmerciful world of music oblivion and then zooms to worldwide adulation and insane quadruple-Platinum sales. So just imagine that you've paid a lot or dues, honed

your 5k. ill.. sand ho. oke.d ·.up ... with such a group - and then

just as they teeter on the threshold of superstardom and a seminal debut album - you get fired and sent home on a Greyhound bus - cross COLU1trY. Alone. What would you do?

Well, if you were Dave Mustaine, you'd rust go out and form your own legendary, iconic heavy-metal thrash band, and you'd name it Megadeth. Which is an amazing coinkv dink, because Megadefu - with opening acts Machine Head, SUIcide Silence and Arcanium - comes to House Of Blues in NorthMyrtle Beach, SC on Sahlrda,)! November 28, 2009.

Here s a little info on the band and their latest release, for whlch they are touring in support of for this visit:

Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. Founded by Dave Mustaine following his departure from Metallica, the band has since released twelve studio albums, six live albums, two EPs, twenty six singles, thirty-two music videos, and three compilations,

As a pioneer of the American thrash metal movement, Megadeth rose to international fame in the 1980s, but experienced numerous line-up changes, due partly to the band's notorious substance abuse problems. From 1983 to 2002, Mustaine and bassist Dave Ellefson were the only continuous members of the band. After fu"'\ding sobriety and securing a stable line-up, Megadeth. went on to release a string of platinum and gold albums, induding the platinum-selling landmark Rust i11 Peace in 1990 and. the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum Counidoum to Extinction in )992. Megadeth. disbanded in 2002 after Mustaine suffered a severe nerve injury to his left arm, However, following extensive physical therapy, Mustaine reformed the band in 2004 and released The System Has Failed, followed by United Abominations in 2007; the albums debuted on the Billboard lbp 200 chart at #18 and #8, respectively.

Megadeth is known for a distinctive guitar style, often involving complex, intricate musical passages, and trade off guitar solos. Mustaine is also known for his original "snarling" vocal style, as well as his recurring lyrical

th.e. mes, ofte!.l. in vel V:iJ1.g p. olitics, war, addiction, ana personal relationships.

Megadeth has 'had some commercial success worldwide and has sold more than 20 million albums, with six consecuti ve albums being certified platinum in the USA. The band lias also received great critical acclaim with seven consecutive Grruruny nominations for Best Metal Performance. In the band's 24 active yems, Megadeth has had 20 official members, with Dave Mustaine remaining as the driving force, main. songwri te(; and sole original member following the end of his musical partnership with David Ellefson in 2002, due to per-sonal disagreements. In the mid-late 1980s, Megadeth were one of the "Big Four of Thrash," along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, who were responsible for creating. developing and popularizing the thrash metalsub-genre.

As Megadeth's primary Iyri-. cist, Mustaine is known for his often controversial, political, and more recently, personal lyrics. War and nuclear war are common topics, including the military-industrial complex

(" Architecture of Aggn~ssion", "Hangar 18", "Returnto Hangar" "Take No Prisoners"), and the aftermath of war ("Dawn Patrol" "Ashes In Your Mouth"). The name Megadeth is a deliberate misspelling of the word megadeath, a term coined in 1953 by RAND military strategist Herman Kahn to describe one million deaths, popularized. in his 1960 book

On Thermonuclear Wtl1". Politics are also a common. theme to many Megadeth songs, such as Mustaine's scathing assessment of Upper Gore, th~ P"MRc, and mUSIC censorslu p in the S011g "Hook In Moutn" _ Mustaine takes an environmentalist

stance in "Countdown to Extinction" and "Dawn Patrol", and shuns dictators in songs like "Warhorse", and "Symphony of Destruction". The UN is criticized for its ineffectiveness in "United Abominations". Musta ine' s general. cynicism regarding politics shines through on tracks like "Peace SeLls'~ "The World Needs A Hero" and "Blackmail the Universe".

Controversial and misunderstood lyrics have also caused problems for the band, as the music video for "In My Darkest Hour" was banned from MTV in 1988 when the music channel deemed the - song to be pro-suicide, The

music video for "A 'lout le Mende" was later banned by MTY, again wrongly interpreted as being pro- suicide, when in fact it was written from the perspective of a dying man: saying his last words to Ius loved ones

Addiction is also a common theme, as in "Use the Man", "Burnt Ice", and "Addicted. to Chaos", about a former substance abuse counselor who died of a drug overdose. Recently, some lyrics have taken on religious themes, sum as "Never Walk Alone ... ACaU to Arms", which supposedly is about Mustaine' s . relationship with God, and "Shadow of . ~eth", with spoken lyrics taken directly from Psalm 23 of the King Jame.s Bible.

Dave Mustaine is notorious for ma~ing inflammatory statements III the press, usually regarding feuds and problems with fanner bandmates and other bands, including Slayer and Metallica, Perhaps most well known is his long standing feud with Metallica rnernbets James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, stemming from his ejec~ tion from the band, and the method in which it was conducted, as well as disagreements 011. songwriting credits.

In April 1988, at a concert in Antrim, Northern Ireland, Mustaine "unknowingly" dedi, cated the final song to the IRA. Before the final song. "Anarchy in the UK", Mustaine said, "This one's for The Cause!". A fight amongst the audience ensued, as Protestants took offense and, according to Mustaine, the band had to travel in a "bulletproof b1.1S" forthe remainder of the tour of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Mustalne later alleged that he had been misled as to the meaning of the expression "the cause" by T~ Shirt bootleggers outside the venue where they were performing. 1njs incident served as inspiration for one of Megadeth's most well-known songs~ "Holy Wars ... The Punishment Due".

Also sparking minor controversy was Mustaine's announcement that Megadeth will not play certain songs live anymore, due to Mustaine's new identification as a Christian.In recent years Dave Mustaine has become a Born again Christian. In May 2005 Mustaine also allegedly threatened to cancel shows in Greece and Israel with extreme metal bands Rotting Christ and

Dissection, due to the bands' perceived anti-Christian beliefs, which in turn caused the two bands to cancel their appearances.

With over 25 million albums sold worldwide, ten top 40 albums (including 5 top 10 albums), IB top 40 Mainstream Rock singles, and seven Grammy nomlnations, Megadeth remains one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time. Of the "Big

F our" thrash metal bands (Megadeth, MetalLica, Anthrax. and Slayer), Megadeth is second only to Metallica in sales and commercial success.

As an early pioneer of thrash metal, Megadeth helped pave the way for the burgeoning extreme metal movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and is often cited as an influence by later metal acts, including Pantera, Arch Enemy, Lamb of God, and In Flames.

Peace Sells ... but Who's Buying? is considered a landmark in the history of thrash metal, with Allmusic calling the album "One of the most influential metal albums of its decade, and certainly one of the few truly definitive thrash albums," as well as "one of the best beginning-toend metal albums ever". 1n May 2006 VH) ranked "Peace Sells" #11 on the 40 Greatest Metal Songs of all time countdown. In addition to. this, Rust In Peace was named the 3rd greatest thrash metal album of all time by Metal Hammer magazine. Peace Sells .. But Who's vuying~ was placed 11 th. In 2004, Guitar Wm.zd magazine ranked Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman together at #19 on the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time.

The current lineup for Megadethis: Dave Mustaine - lead vocals, guitar (1983-present); Chris Broderick - guitar, backing vocals (200B-present); James Lomenzo - bass guitar, backing vocals (2006-present); and, Sliawn Drover - drums, percussion (2004-present)

Endgame is the twelfth studio album by Megadeth. Released on September 9, 2009, it is the first album featuring guitarist Chris Broderick folIo. Wi.1.lg Glen Drover's departure in 2008.

The. first preview or any song off Endgame was a six-minute video featuring the band's English producer Andy Sneap describing the process of mixing the new Megadeth track "Head

Crusher" at his studio in. Derbyshire, England. In the video, Sneap says, "It's certainiy old-school M€qa.deth ~ that's what I like. ' Endgame was recorded at the band's own personal studio, aptly named Vic.s Ga~age, in San Marcos, Califomia USA.

Endgame received highly positive reviews and was thought ofcontinuing the suecess from the band's 2007 album United Abominations, Chad Bowar, About.corn reviewer, stated, "Megadeth is still at the top of their grune. Endgame has some old-schooI moments, but also modern ones. 2007' s United Abominations garnered a lot of critical praise and was on many year-end best of lists that year ... Endgame is even better." Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic stated, " ... and company's sec~ ond release for Roadrunner,

E .. ndg. am ... e, whose title appare. ntIy refers to "coming full circle" rather than illlY sort of goodbye, and finds the latest iteration of Mesad.eth - debuting new guitarist Chris "Broderick (ex-Nevermore, Jag Panzerj-cworking primarily within their ted-uucal thrash comfort zone (think Peace Sells through Rust in Peace), with only a few latter-day elements and rare ex.eerimental. diversions."

Endgame debuted at numbel' 9 Oil the Billboard 200, selling 45,000 copies ill the United States and. 8,200 copies in Canada in its first week of release. The album also placed as #1 on the Hard Rock Albumschart and #2 on the Rock Albums chart. Musician Slash gave a favorable review to. Eru[game via twitter. Hey, what better endorsement do you want, huh?

So p.repare to slosh that leetle gr.ay matter mass around your noggin' as Megadeth - with supporting acts Machine Head, . Suicide Silence and Arcanium (no pushing, now, plenty of angry. angst for all the kidsl) - refine head banging at House Of Blues in. N. Myrtle ~each, SC on Saturday, November 28, 2009. Doors open 6:00pm -. For ticket info ca11843-272-3000 or Ticketmaster 843-679~933,.~; or visit www.houseofblues.com or www.ticketmasteccorn.

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On ,.he Geek Si:rand

By Christopher A. HutT

Flashback TV ... in Ink.

Hollywood has become quite infamous for doing a horrible hack jobs On old TV shows.

However in the comic book world, its a different stOTY. Graphic re-imaging of old classics have often breathed new life into titles once thought dead or out dated.

Here is a look at two titles I recently reviewed:

Cyborg Bears? ou, no, Buck!

Despite only being on for a couple season, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" left many who grew up in the late 70s/early 80s with pleasant memories of a disco-ball future with domed cities, radioactive wastelands, tough but sexy colonels, sexy princesses and midget robots going "bedabeda-beda. "

When Dynamite Comics picked up the title and started

releasing art previews, it was immediately apparent that this wasn't your disco-age Buck .. However, it wasn't the goldenage "fish-bowl helmet and rocket pack" our grand and great-grand parents knew. This was something new and spectacular. The sl-ick artwork and design by Carlos Lopez combined the imagery of that golden-aged Buck with something new and sensual.

Nevertheless, when 1 picked it up off the shelf and flipped through the first issue, I put it back down and decided to pass.

The reason? Talking, cybog bears with laser rifles.

When I saw that, I just couldn't take the book seriously.

However, when my comic store owner suggested I give it a chance, I found out how wrong I was.

The story, written by Scott Beatty, was just enough traditional Buck Rogers-an astronaut from the 20th (or isit 21 st) Century wakes up in the 25th Century-and new questions

and mysteries-like why are there talking cybernetic bears hunting him?

Not one to stand on pride, Dynamite Comic's Buck Rogers combines a new great look with an intriguing new twist on a classic American hero.

Back to 1980?

The story of Battlestar Galactica is a tale of visionary story telli ng maned by corporate foolishness.

Many may not realized, but the original Battlestar Galactica was a theatrical release, put out on the heels of Star Wars. However, it didn't make it to most theaters because of tbe sudden decision by the studios to tum it into a TV series. Given

only weeks, creator Glenn Larson created something special, abet at a cost of approximately $1 million per episode. Despite the success, the series was canceled. And then just as abruptly, ABC wanted another year, but at massively reduced budget. Without most of the original cast, poor writing and concepts, and a terrible time slot Battlestar Galactica: 1980 was bam and died.

The premise of 1980 had the Galactic finding Earth, circa 1980, with its pitiful technology and unable to defend itself against the coming Cylon fleet. Using flying motorcycles and time travel, the children of the original cast try to sneak around Earth's past and push upgrades to Earth's technology, while fending off Cylons and Nazis.

Of all the Galactica lore alit there, 1980s was considered dead and buried by most fans, and hopefully would stay that way.

That is until Dynamite got a

hold of it,

Dynamite Comics has had a brilliant record of taking old properties and making them new and fresh. Stretching from The Lone Ranger to Buck Rogers, Dynamite has successfully created repeated hits from classic, often though long dead titles.

In addition, they are no

stranger to the Galactica family,

creating comic titles for both the original storyline and the 2003 reimaged TV series.

But, what could they do to hook readers and fans into reading a comic about the oftenreviled 1980?

How about blow lip the Galactica for starters?

Got your interests?

Christopher Huff is a sell confessed and unrepentant geek who as been living, writing and playing on the Grand Strand for several years. You can learn more about him and his writing at www.piratejournalism.com. His comic reviews can be read at hup://www.examineJ"com/xJ 8371- Co lumb i a- Com i cBooks-Examiner. Comments can be sent to chris@alternatives.sc

The Coach's Perspective ...

By Thomas H. Swank

Coming Home To Self

fall has now fully arrived and that familiar chill is back in the air. While I can't speak for you, I've already had my first taste of pumpkin pie .... thanks to a generous and loving neighbor. And so that you know, it was absolutely delicious!

Aside from its delectability, what 1 found fascinating about that first piece of pumpkin pie was the tasteful reminder that before much longer, the holiday season will be here too. Perhaps the special ingredient in a pumpkin pie recipe is a touch of "home". There

is just something that is so familiar about that first taste of pumpkin pie each fa!l. After all, much of what we learn inl ife is based on association. lt just seems natural to think about going back home for the holidays, back to am foundations in life - where things are famil iar, comfortable, reassuring, and there is a sense of "safety".

When we experience that warm blanket of safety wrapped snuggly around us, amazing things begin to happen. People suddenly feel free to be themselves again. Their creativity starts flowing again, their cares shrink down to size, focus and clarity seem to just show up out of no where, and the world is once more full of possi-

bilities, What else do you feel and experience when you know that you are safe?

Just maybe, you and 1 also tap into something else that is an integral part of the safety equation ... the sense of being "nurtured" For most of us, nurturing and encouragement first came into our lives as children back home. As a full grown adult, you hardly receive any nurturing at all any more. In fact, you are now profoundly in the role of having to provide nurturing to many other people around you.

So, how did it come to be that YOLl chose to overlook yourself when it comes 10 the idea of selfnurturing? Sure there are things that other people do for you, and many of them are niceties of life. While they may be absolutely lovely, they simply don't replace those special moments or things that you can share with yourself. I'm more than certain that you know exactly the moments that

I'm referring to ... those "Calgon, take me away ... " moments. Those private moments spent one-onone with self are simply irreplaceable. Here's a :few that come to mind just to get you started ... an empty house and a relaxing bubble bath; your favorite beverage, an overstuffed. chair and some smooth jazz; a walk to a nearby pond., a favorite rock to sit on at sunset and watch as a family of deer enter into the clearing at dusk. What are the ways that you could use to get back to nurturing yourself?

Do you know what's so fantastically great about self-nurturing? It will mel! your stress like butter. How's that idea working for you? Not only will you :feel better about life and self, you'll think better and perform better too. What's not to like about that?

Why wait for the holidays to get here? Make a commitment to yourself this fall to remove yourself from tbe bottom of your

everything-to-do list and start taking some time to do a little something special for yourself. ... because you deserve it! Once you initiate the process of nurturing yourself, you will quickly learn that you can "come home to self" any time and as often as you like.

Copyright © A Priority Li/e I Executive Coaching International I Thomas H. Swank, CEe

About the Author:

"Create the reality and life ... that you wallt to five I " Are you ready and willing to step into a future of your own choosing, and of your OW/1 making? Top Ranked Executive Coach Tom Swank can help you become more empowered, more effective and more productive! Accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible by calling Tom at 843-347-1800 or by email at: Tom@APriorityl.fe. com

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Illusions Chosen As 'Featured Merchant' at Barefoot Landing

By Kim Kelley

Dockside Village since 1996. They carry a variety of fashion jewelry items to include both replicas and accessories. Whether you're looking for a gift for a

special occasion Of a special someone or if you just feel Like treating yourself to something special, Illusions has jewelry for every occasion and everyone!

The selection for the Merchant of the Month is judged upon the following: custamer service; consumer 'information: store appearance; and merchandising.

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Barefoot Landing Holds the Lighting of the Landing While Rewarding Locals

Barefoot Landing will hold its annual "Lighting of the Landing" 011 Friday, Nov. 20 starting at 7 p.m.

Santa Claus himself will arrive with Jingles, the Elf riding Oil a fire truck. Treats will be available at the Lighting, which takes place in the front parking Lot by Highway 17 facing Cracker Barrel. There wi II a lso be carol ing and lots of holiday spirit. Folks Call then wander through the shops with Santa, Jingles and the carolers and sing along while enjoying tile beautiful holiday decorations ..

Discounts will also be available to locals from North and South Carolina for the weekend from November 20 to 22 as part of our "We Love Locals" Weekend. Lists of participating merchants can be

picked up at the Barefoot Landing Welcome Center. While you're there, enter your name to win a prize package worth hundreds of dollars in Barefoot Landing gift certificates; a great way to shop for the holidays! With receipts totaling $lOO from any combination of Barefoot Landing retailers, restaurants or attractions, customers can get a free Barefoot Landing T~ shirt. Receipts dated November 20 to 22 2009 should be taken to either Heaven and Earth '5 Corner in Dockside Village or Julie's Boutique in the Boardwalk Shops to redeem their r-shirt,

For more information about the "We Love Locals" Weekend or the "Lighting of the Landing," visit www.barefootlanding.com or call 843-272-8349.

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Mint Exhibition Explores Identity Theft In Art World

By Elizabeth Isenhour

Love a good mystery? Anew exhibition at tbe Mint Museum of Art contains theelements of an art history whodun it~a carefully crafted forgery, a persistent art scholar and a painting thought to be lost for more than 100 years-while taking the viewer behind the scenes of museum life. The exhibition, Identity Theft: How 0 Cropsey Became a Gifford, is on view November 21 through March 27, 20 10.

Identity Theft centers around one of the Mint's most important Hudson River School. paintings, Indian Summer in the White Mountains by Sanford Robinson Gifford. For more than 50 years and despite questions raised by 3Ii scholars, this painting was attributed to Jasper Francis Cropsey and titled Mount Washington from Lake Sebago, Maine, based on Cropsey's apparently original signature and date ill the lower left corner of the painting. Conservation work in 2003 revealed a Gifford signature and a new date beneath Cropsey's-c a find that solved one mystery and uncovered another.

Identity Theft explores the story behind the painting's authorship and the various processes tbrougb which its reattribution was made possible, highlighting typically undisclosedissues, such as connoisseurship, conservation, archival research and the art market. The exhibition will bring together a dozen carefully selected works of art, including three of Cropsey's known paintings of New Hampshire's Mount Washington, as well as six of Gifford's known paintings of

the same subject. By displaying paintings of the site by both artists-e-aloug with sketchbooks, photographs ofthe site, and other historical documentation -the Museum will provide its visitors with a thorough look at how it carne to reattribute one of the key works in its collection.

The Gifford painting came to the Mint in J 945 when Cha rlotte resident Elizabeth Boyd placed the recently inherited work on long-term loan. The painting-a pastoral Hudson River School landscape-was signed and dated "Jasper Francis Cropsey, J 871." At that time, SCholarship on American art was still in its infancy, and there was no reason to question the attribution. The painting was subsequently included in the first

major retrospective of Cropsey's work after his death.

In the ! 970s, Dr.. Ila Weiss, a Gifford scholar, contacted the Mint Museum of Art to voice her suspicions that the Mint's painting might, in fact, be by Gifford. She argued that not only was the painting's aesthetic much closer to Gifford's than to Cropsey's, but that Gifford had also produced paintings depicting Mount Washington whose compositions were much closer to that of the Mint's painting than the examples by Cropsey. There even existed an identically-sized canvas of Mount Washington by Gifford that had vanished in the I ate 19th century,

AI.I signs pointed to the Mint's painting as being the one that had vanished, but when

Sanford Robinson Gifford. American, 1823-1880, Indian Summer in the White Mountains, 1862, oil on canvas;Mint Museum at' Art, gift of the estate of Miss Elizabeth Boyd.

the area around the signature was examined under blacklight, nothing indicated any overpainting. Thus, despite compelling evidence, the painting remained tenuously attributed to Cropsey.

In 2003 the painting was sent for a routine cleaning and the conservator 'uncovered a signature just below Cropsey's-a Gifford signature accompanied by a date. It was decided that the Gifford signature and date should be fully revealed and that the Cropsey signature and date should remain as well, since they did not distract from the painting's overall aesthetic and had indeed become a fascinating part of its history.

Presented as an historical detective story, this exhibition not only will allow visitors to see how issues such as conservation, provenance and scholarship play out in the muselim, but will also give them a sneak peek into the behind the scenes aspects of museum life. By bringing together strong examples of both Cropsey's and Gifford's work, this show encourages visitors to carefully study why a painting might be attributed to 011e artist or another, and ultimately discover bow the Mint's Cropsey "became" a Gifford.

Identity Theft: How a Cropsey Became Q Gifford was organized by The Mint Museum. The exhibition is supported ill part by the Betty 1. and 1. Stanley Livingstone Foundation, a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, tile Curator's Circle for American AIi and private donors, For a complete schedule of education programs surrounding this exhibition, visit www.mintmuseurn.org.

The Mint Museum of Art is located at 2730 Randolph Road in Charlotte, N.C. For more information, caU704-337-2009.

Holiday Open House Set For Nov. 7 - 8 In Conway

By Hillary Howard

Historic Downtown Conway will once again welcome shoppers to explore the hidden treasures of Olde Conway with the Annual Holiday Open House Weekend on November 7 and 8 ..

To kick off this special weekend, Conway Main Street USA will host

the first annual Snowball Drop at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov.7. Approximately 500 ping-pong balls with discounts, gifts and giveaways written on them will be dropped by firefighters "from the top of the fire truck ladder to waiting shoppers. Snowball Drop participants are invited to gather in the Conway Chamber of Commerce

parking lot located at 203 Main Street in Conway, but remember ... don't be late. The blizzard starts at 10 a.m, sharp! This event is free and open to the public,

After the Snowball Drop start your holiday shopping at the 50+ eclectic shops of Olde Conway. Stores will be open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday. A St. Nick search, historic tour, music

and holiday goodies add to the festive atmosphere. On Sunday, select over 15 merchants will open their doors again from noon-5 p.m. to welcome visitors as they explore the hidden gems of Conway. Gail Alexander, executive director of Conway Main Street, points out, "There is so much to discover in Downtown Conway and the Annual Holiday Open House is a great opportunity to enjoy all that Conway has to offer."

Myrtle Beach Woman's Club Spruces Up for the Season

By Gwen Rumph

Holiday Event for Pets Planned at Gardens by the Sea

Gardens by the Sea, the oceanfront park managed by the Myrtle Beach Woman's Club with rhe City of Myrtle Beach, was a spot of much activity on Saturday, Oct. 24. Members gathered there at 5400 North Ocean Boulevard for an annual Fall Spruce-Up and early preparation for the holidays. Richard Kirby, Superintendent of Parks, was on band to present the city's vision for the popular and channing common, renovated into a native landscape two years ago. The club, which in 1999 donated the funds to bring this dream green into reality, will continue to share in this

environmentally aware treatment and beautification of the park which is an ongoing fund raiser for them through paver sales. Halloween night is a special one at Gardens by the Sea when the neighborhood joins in by adding jack-o'Iantems to the pumpkins and fall flowers planted by the club, This year members were also seen already measuring beds and testing Christmas Lights in preparatiou for the Club's November Sfuud raiser, "Paws and Claus for a Cause." The event, held that Sunday from I until 4 p.m. at the park, offers a photo session for family pets with Santa Claus himself

Digital portraits will be taken by area photographer, Karen Elliott, and e-mailed to pet owners within twenty-four hours for their use on Christmas cards, holiday invitations

and/or for framing. AJl animals are welcome but must be either leashed or caged and are the responsi b ili ty of the ir people. Participants are encouraged to dress for the occasion and some costuming will. be available. Hot cider and baked goodies will be offered for humans only to provide dietary safety of the fur kids. Come start your holidays off with a bark!

Cost is only $ I 0 per pet or $5 along with a five-pound bag of dog or cat food which will be donated to Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand Humane Society. Payment will be accepted by cash or check that day and will be donated to Myrtle Beach Woman's Club local charities. Visit the Myrtle Beach Woman's Club ai Facebook.eom for any additional information.

City Parks Superintendent Richard Kirby was on hand with pointers for maintaining the now native landscaping at Gardens by the Sea, the Myrtle Beach Woman's Club oceanfront park at 5400 North Ocean Boulevard, managed with the City of Myrtle Beach. In addition to putting out pumpkins and fall plants, the members were seen already readying the park fOJ" the holidays and their Paws & Claus event on November 8 from 1- 4 p.m, when family pets may have their photos taken with Santa!

All proceeds will benefit the Myrtle Beach Woman's Club local charities.




Wilmington's Annual C CALORUS Film Festival Celebrates IUt of Filmmaking

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This year, Cucalorus will screen more than 130 :films, including 35 fun-length documentary and narrative feature films and over 100 shorts. More than 70 filmmakers will attend this year's festival, traveling from cities across the United States and abroad. Guest filmmakers will share insights into their films during Q&A sessions that follow their screenings. This year's special guests include

Cucalorus Film Festival returns to the historic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina on November 11 through 15 with an impressive list of independent films. Recently named by Moviemaker (Spring 2009) as one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals," Cucalorus celebrates its fifteenth year in 2009.

Filmmakers and audiences enjoy the hip, laid-back, non-competitive atmosphere that is uniquely Cucalorus, With a distinctly southern flair, Cucalorus focuses OD innovation, collaboration, and socializing. From its humble beginnings in 1994 as a onenight screening of Carolina-made independent films, the Cucalorus Film Festival now spans five days with screenings, workshops, panel discussions, and special events.

filmmakers Kyle Alvarez ("Easier with Practice," Best International Feature-Edinburgh); Tina Mabry ("Mississippi Damned," U.S.); Nash Edgerton ("The Square," Australia); Naomi Uman ("The Ukranian Time Machine" and "On This Day," Ukraine); actress Kristin Tucker ("Harmony and Me," U.S.); and actor Perry Parks ("The Good Soldier," recently premiered at Harnptons International Film Festival).


The 15th Annual Cucalorus Film Festi val gets underway on Wednesday night during the Kickoff Party with music videos and bands at The Soapbox Laundro Lounge, Also scheduled for opening night, "Dance-alorus'' returns with a unique eommunion of dance and film. Other programs include: Racial Rewind (social awareness screenings); World Film (international films); Vanguard (works by emerging 'filmmakers); Midnight

Madness (late-night material); and Works-in-Progress (films in final stages of editing). For the youngsters, there's Kids-a-Iorus-a showcase of shorts made by and for kids, along with film-related workshops and activities at the Children's Museum of Wilmington.

Cucalorus 15 spotlight screenings include: "Calvin Marshall;" "Easier With Practice;" "Terribly Happy;" and "That Evening Sun." In honor of its Carolina roots, Cucalorus also focuses on Southern. storytellers and their visions. Feature-length films with strong North Carolina ties include:

"Mississippi Damned" (Morgan R. Stiff/producer, Durham; filmed in Havelock); "The Good Soldier" (stars NC actor Perry Parks); "In/Significant Others (J ohn Schwert/ d i rector,

Charlotte); "Port City" (Andy

Brown/dir., Wilmington); "Half

Empty" (Troy Carlton & Marcus Mizelle/dir., Wilmington); "FBI KKK" (Micheal Frierson/dir. Greensboro); and "Divorcing God" (work-in-progress by Luis Gurgitano & Maggie Sargent/dir., Charlotte). Shorts with North Carolina ties include: "Two Hours in the Dark" (Chip Hackler/dir., Wilmington); "The Late Mr. Mokun Williams" (Kenneth Price/dir., UNCG grad student); "Roller Girls" (Dylan Linehan, Wilmington); and "The Wilmington Ten: Justice Denied... Lives Interrupted ... " (work-in-progress by Francine DeCoursey/diL, Wilmington), and more.

Screenings will take place at Wilmington venues located in Downtown and in Midtown, including:

Jengo's Playhouse (815 Princess St., festival headquarters); City Stage Theater (21 N. Front St., 5th floor); UNC-Wilmington's Fisher Student Center (Lumina Theatre and Clockwater Lounge, 601 S. College Rd. to N. McMillan to Hamilton Dr.); Thal ian Hall (310 Chestnut St., Archives Theatre and ballroom); EUE/Screen Gems Studios (1223 N. 23rd St., screening room); Cameron Art Museum (3201 S. 17th St.); Children's Museum of Wilmington {116 Orange St.); and The Soapbox (255 N. Front St.). Directions to screening venues can be found on the festival website at www.cucalorus.org/venues.asp

New ticket packages are available this year. For Cucalorus 2009 passes and ticket info, schedules, press kits, photos, and f I m descri ptions, call 91 0- 343-5995 or visit www.cucalorus.org,

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History Highlights

1997: Cucalorus 3: Legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff presented his classic "The Red Shoes" and North Carolinian Ross McElwee brought his film "Six O'Clock News"

1998: Cucalorus 4: Actor and North Carolina native Nick Searcy screened his debut feature "Paradise Falls"

[999: Cucalorus 5: Highlights included "Snake Tales" and "Tax Day," from female directors Francesca Talenti and Laura Colella, respectively

2000: Cucalorus 6: Farhad Yawari's "Dolphins" screened outside, along the Cape Fear River, on the deck of the USS North Carolina

2001: Cucalorus 7: David Gordon Green's directorial debut "George Washington" was the undi sputedindi e fi 1 rn of the year

2002: Cucaiorus 8:

Wilmington-made "The

Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," from producer Jodie Foster, was an audience favorite

2003:. Cucalorus 9: Docs rule the day with Nick Doob's "Schooling Jewel," the streetfighting "The Backyard" and Chris Smith's "Home Movie"

2004: Cucalorus 10: Gus Van Sant's "Elephant," the east coast

premier of Tricia Brock's adaptation of "Killer Diller," which is based all a novel by Wilmington author Clyde Edgerton, and Ross McElwee's "Bright Leaves" were highlights

2005: Cucalorus 11: Oscarwinning writer Jim Taylor's directorial debut, "The Lost Cause," a narrative short starring Nick Searcy, and Jonathan Caouette's "Tarnation" were favorites

2006: Cucalorus 12: For the first time, Cucalorus opens in early November and the historic Thalian Hall Center becomes its primary venue

2007: Cucalorus 13: Screened films "Taxi to the Dark Side" and "Freeheld" went 011 to win Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short, respectively, The closing night film "In Search of a Midnight Kiss" released in 2008 to critical acclaim.

2008: Cucalorus 14: Erica Dunton presented her film "The 27 Club", Marianna Palka and Jason Ritter were here for the screening of their film "Good Dick", and the festival closed with a special screening of"Weudy and Lucy" with Kelly Reichardt on hand.

Source: www.cucalorus.org

and executive chef Mike Gadsden of Springmaid Beach.

A sample of some of the restaurants participating are; Broadway Cafe, Brookgreen Gardens, Carriage House, Divine Fish House, Greg Normans, High Hammock, Grande Dunes Member's Club, Pine Lakes Country Club, Spriagmaid Beach Resort and Tommy Bahamas,

Tbey will prepare a variety of soups including Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque, Forest Mushroom Consomme, Caramelized Five Onion Soup, Chicken and Chorizo Chowder, Pasta e Fagioli, Sausage Fennel Lentil Soup, Hungarian Bean SOllP, Roasted Red Pepper Soup and Lowcounrry Gumbo. There will be four categories consisting of cream, broth, vegetarian and lowcountry styles.

S&D Coffee will have samples of their delicious coffees and Gordon Biersch will provide a cash bar with beer and wine to compliment the various soups. WBTWChannel ] 3 and other TV stations will be on hand to capture the flavor and excitement ofthe moments for inclusion 011 their evening news. Music will be provided by

Souper Supper Set For Nov. 8

The fourteenth annual

American Cu linary Federation Souper Supper is just around the comer. Scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8 from noon until 3 p.m at Valor Park at Market Commons, it will feature original, creative soups from 40 of the most talented chefs in the Myrtle Beach area.

Admission is only $1 0 fOI" ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 4-11 and those 3 and under are free, The price of admission gives you access to all 40 soups, plus breads, sweets and non-alcoholic beverages plus you also get a copy of a recipe booklet for all the soups. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon. A 50/50 drawing will be awarded to a lucky participant at the end of the event. ALI remaining proceeds go to benefit the education of local chefs, through culinary demonstrations, certification assistance, competitions, seminars and scholarships. A $750 scholarship was awarded at the October ACF meeting to HGTC culinary arts student, Michelle Adams by ACF president

By TBone Terry

Local chefs prepare for an onslaught of soup enthusiasts at last year's Souper Supper at Valor Park at Market Commons.

This year's event will be held November 8 from noon until 3 p.m,

Charlie Lee and his jazz combo.

Twenty-five trophies will. be awarded to the top chefs. Twelve will be awarded by people's choice, twelve by professioual judges and one selected to be the overall winner.

J have participated ill or attended most of the past Souper

Suppers. It is one of my favorite culinary events. The chefs aU look forward to seeing their colleagues in an informal outdoor setting. The fellowship is amazing and you see somany familiar faces. Mark your calendars IlOW and help support the culinary arts. November 8 is the Sunday before Veterans Day.

Chef Eric Wagner ofIce Sensations and chef instructor at HGTC Culinary School pours a cold strawberry soup through a labyrinth of channels in his custom made ice sculpture at Iast year's Souper Supper.





Every Monday: House of Blues Service Industry Night - 12 a.m, Free entry for all mem-

bers of the Service Industry that can _iP"'@!.~ provide rn &

proof of employment. All other guests will pay a small cover. 01,

nightly drink

specials, etc. House of Blues, 4640 Hwy 17-S, N. Myrtle Beach. 843-272-3000 • www.hob.com

Every Thursday: Pawleys bland Drinking Liberally. Drinking Liberally is an informal gathering of like-minded left-leaners.

loin us starting at 5:30 p.m.

at tile Pawleys Island Tavern, 10635 Ocean Hwy (Behind "Mole Hole" in the Island Shops off

US 17). 843-237-5632. http://livingl iberal I y.org/drinking/c hapters/SC/paw Ieysisland

Every Thursday: Square Dancing M Grand Strand Strutters. 7p.m. to 9p.m. Mainstream and Plus Level Square Dance, with occasional Rounds,

all in a friendly club atmosphere. (Class for new dancers is from

6 to 7p.m.) Grand Strand Senior Center (1268 21st Ave N.,

Myrtle Beach)

843-497-0470 or 843-650-2043

Now Showing at The Palace Theatre: The spellbinding and magical Le Grande Cirque brings top class entertainment

to Myrtle Beach. The show is perfect for all ages. Tickets are available at the Visitors Center. Also, Spirit of the Dance presents The Magical Spirit of Ireland featuring the Irish Tenors on stage now in the Show Room.

Call the Theatre Box Office at 800-905-4228 or 843-448-0588 for more information!

Myrtle Beach Stamp Club

I st Tuesday of each month @ 7 p.m., Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 2 J sr Ave. North, Myrtle Beach 843~337-0087

Dino's TV Variety Show October 27. November 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 &24.

For information and to reserve tickets call 843-234-2229.

VFW 10804 Friday night dinner Dinner and live music, 6 p.m. Seating Limited, reservations by Thurs. required. $8 per person music only, 7p.m. $3 per person. Highway 57, Little River, S.c. 843-399-0877

Georgetown of the Late 19th & 20th Century - Rice Museum. The exhibit chronicles Georgetown's transition from rice production to lumber, livestock, & shipping. Georgetown, sc. M-S, to a.m.-4:30 p.m, 843-546-7423

Cana I St. Recreation Center Special Needs Workout

Tues. & Thurs. ]] a.m.-12 p.m., A unique workout program for individuals with special needs. $5 city resident/Sf non-city resident. 843-918-1485

Canal St. Recreation Center Senior Bingo, Tuesdays,

10 a.m.-12 p.m.; 12p.m.-2 p.rn. FREE, bring a small gift to share. 843-918-1485

Rape Crisis Center, Adolescent & Adult Support Groupsfor Survivors ofSexual Assault

Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m, Myrtle Beach & Conway 448-7273 or 448-3 J


Through January 3, .2010 B&C Art Museum

2.5 Years of Jonathan Green 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tues. - Sat. !O a.m - 4 p.m.; Sun. I - 4 p.m. www.MyrtleBeacbArtMuseum.org 843-238-2510

Through November 30 Watercolor Society of N.C. Annual .lurfed Exhibition at Sunset River Marketplace Reception October 11, 2 - 4 p.m. Public invited. Award announcements. Works by 75 artists select-

ed for show, Admission free. 10283 Beach Drive SW

(N. C.179), Calabash, N.C. www.ncwatercolor.net www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 9 I 0-575-5999

Nov. 5

Sunset River Marketplace Coffee With the Authors:

Local Mystery Writers T Lynn Ocean, Suzanne Adair. 10 - 11 :30 a.m., 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179) Calabash, N.C. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.corn 910-575-5999

November 6 - 7 Bubbly & Baubles

Kahoo Jewelery Trunk Sale at Sunset River Marketplace

Just in time for the holidays! Enjoy champagne and sweets while you shop! Hundreds of newly designed necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants and rnore.l 0 a.rn, - 5 p.m, 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.c. 179), Calabash, N.C. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com


Through November 7

Holiday Harvest

Broadway At the Beach Two-week, three-weekend event: bay maze, pumpkin pyramid, South Carolina Grown Farmers Market, chef cook-off, live performances, educational demonstrations, arts & crafts, hay rides,

wine tasting, beer garden, kids activities. BroadwayattheBeach.com

Through November 7 Holiday Market

Bryan House, 606 Main Street, Conway, S.c. Monday - Friday.l O a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m, Tickets $5 each or five for $20. Proceds contribute to upkeep of the Bryan House. Holiday trim by area designers, merchants and artisans offering gift items for sale. www.hchsonline.org 843-488-1966

Through 14

Franklin Square Gallery Class Show

130 E .. West Street, Southport, nc. Hours Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m, - 5 p.m. www.franklinsquaregallery.com 910-457-5450

November 7

Annual Citywide Cleanup Day North Myrtle Beach, 9 a.m -

noon. Discard unwanted items (appliances, TVs, furniture, paint, chemicals, oil and tires, etc. at Rose's in Windy Hill, old Food Lion parking lot on Hwy 17 South; Creek Side in Cherry Grove. 843-280-5673

Nov. 7

Holiday Wreath SHeDt Auction Downtown Conway

First Saturday. Bidding takes place throughout the weekend. Winning bids to be anounced at 4 p.m, Sunday. Wreaths on display at Bodega, 3rd & Main. 843-488-0732

November 7 ~ 8

Snowball Drop & Open House Downtown Conway

10 a.m., Sat 500 ping pong balls with discounts, gifts and giveaways written all them, Conway Chamber parking lot,

203 Main Street. www.conwaymainstreet.com 843-248-2273

Nov. 7-8

First Saturday Art WalkJPop's Glass Demos

Downtown Conway galleries and cafes participate. G lass demos 911- A Norman Alley, Conway, S.C. 843-248-4527

November 7 - 14 Paint Wilmington!

Observe the country's top plein air artists painting landmarks, downtown, marshes and beaches of Wilmington, N.C. area. Artists:

Xiangyuan Jie, Richard Oversmith, Perry Austin, John Poon, Gavin Brooks, Larry Moore, Steve Songer. Exhibition of works painted during event opens Nov. 14. Walls Fine Art Gallery, 2173 Wrightsvi lie Ave. www.wallsgallery.com 910~343-1703

Nov. 8

Souper Supper

American Culinary Federation event, noon - 3 P .. Ill. at Valor Park at Market Commons, $10 admission ($5 again 4 - 11); 40 local chefs create soups. Door prizes; 50150 drawing; proceeds benefit scholarships.

November 8

Long Bay Symphony Nationali.stic Fervor

4 p.rn, Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center. Lecture wi Dr. Evans 3: 15. $35-$45 (senior, $30 - $40). Some of symphonic music's finest examples of music a! independence: Sir Will. Walton's Crown Imperial Coronation March; Spanish folk music based Suite No. 1 by Manuel de Falla; Anton Dvorak's Symphony No.8; Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1 w/Judith lngolfsson. www.LongBaySymphony.colU 843-448-8379

Nov. 9

Chaplin/Keaton Films & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra at Coastal Carolina University

7 :30p.m. Tickets $15/$20/$5 students. Original synchronized musical scores performed to Chaplin's Behind the Screen; Keaton's Cops. Wheelwright Auditorium.

Nov. 10

Low Country Herb Society 10 a.m., St. Paul'swaccamaw United Methodist Church, Litchfield, S.c. Dues $20/year. 843-650-2847

November 11

Sunset River Marketplace Creative Exchange: the Art of Decorative Pillowmaking

I 1 a.1TI - 12: 30, $5, includes luncheon, presentation by home furnishings designer Beth Pethtal. 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 910-575-5999

Nov. 14

RaUy For the Cure Tennis Tournament

Wachesaw Plantation Club

8 a.m, - 12:30 p.m, Doubles round robin format, Prizes include magazine subscriptions, Kamen goody bag and more. www.rallyforthecure.corn 843-357-5129

To include your event in the Alternatives Newsmagazine/COAST Magazine local events calender, email your listing to editorial@alternatives.sc with "Calendar Item" written in the subject tine at teast two weeks in advance of print date. Please sure to include the date, appropriate costs, phone number for information and address. Coast and Alternatives go to press every other Thursday. Visit us on the web at: www.myrtlebeachalternatives.com.




Tea Party Express Bus Tour

By Janet Spencer

The Tea Party Express national bus tour is on the move again. The effort will begin in San Diego, California on October 25,. 2009 and will reach its final destination in Orlando, Florida on November 11, 2009. This trip is called "Countdown To Judgment Day" that marks I year before the 20 10 congressional elections. The Tea

Party Express will travel eastward & make stops in 38 cities throughout the United States.

At each stop, some of the worst offenders in Congress that have voted for higher spending, higher taxes and infringed upon our individual freedoms will be highlighted.

The Tea Party Express bus will make a stop in Beaufort, S.C. on November 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm. The Patriotic Voices of America group is organizing a bus trip to Beaufort to rally support for the Tea Party Express bus and express

our growing concerns about the direction our country is headed. There will be speakers aboard the bus as well as local speakers. Joe Wilson, SC Congressman will be the main speaker.

Let's stand up and stop the government bailouts, cap and trade, out of control spending, government-run health care , and take our country back.

Anyone interested in going on the bus trip maya-mail jewelsofthesea@sc.rr.com or call Janet Spencer at 843-361-9997.

A group of approximately 45 Grand Strand area patriots are led In the Pledge of Alltegiance by Janet Spencer at an organizational meeting at Chapin Library for the bus trip to Beaufort, S.c.

Gallery's Creative Exchange Event Features 'The Art of Decorative Pillowmaking' Nov. 11

By Debbie Bissette

Sunset River Marketplace's Creative Exchange series continues with "The Art of Decorative Pillowmaking," presented by Beth Pethtal. The workshop will demonstrate how to decorate pillows in a creative, innovative way. It will be held on Wednesday, November II from II a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The fee for the event is $5 and includes lunch. Reservations are required

due to limited seating.

Pethtal is a designer and fabricator of custom home furnishings who will demonstrate variations of decorative pillows and provide hands-on instruction on how to embellish pillows for the holidays. Originally from Hickory, N.C., Pethtal moved to Sunset Beach with her husband, Marvin in 2002.

Following a successful

career as a sales manager in the telecommunications industry,

she was able to pursue her passion, which is designing with fabrics. Her knowledge of this industry comes from a blend of hands-on instruction and formal education. Beth earned her undergraduate degree from Oglethorpe University 111 Atlanta and graduate degree from The University of Georgia in Athens. Beth and Marvin originally opened their custom home furnishings business, Act One, more than 15 years ago in

Atlanta, Ga. Her designs grace many homes in Georgia and the Carolinas.

This is the eleventh event in the second year of the Creative Exchange series - an interactive monthly event held at the gallery, which is located at 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179) in Calabash, N.C. Reserve your spot by calling the gallery at 9 10-575-5999.

If you would like add your name to the mailing list for the Creative Exchange series, call the gallery or send an email to lassi ter@sunsetrivermarketplace.co m with "Creative Exchange Mailing List" in the subject line.

Custom home furnthings designer Beth Pethtal will provide bands-on instruction to both novices and experienced students at Sunset River Marketplace.

Lunch is included.

Yoga Studio, Earth-Friendly Boutique at The Market Common

By Jessica Durivage

YOGA in COMMON and The 'TIQUE earth-friendly boutique located at The Market Common will open their doors to the public, Saturday, Nov. 14, to celebrate the "birth" of a new yoga venue in the Grand Strand area.

Located in the heart of Market Common on DeVille Street, this center will offer a dynamic schedule of yoga classes seven days a week. The class styles will range from beginner to power yoga classes. An introductory yoga series will be offered every four weeks for those who have never practiced. Informational classes on yoga, wellness, and nutrition topics will be featured regularly at YOGA in COMMON. A schedule of classes and upcoming events can be found on our website at www.yogaincomman. com or on FaceBook.

The 'TIQUE will be open every day at times when yoga classes are not in session, usually between noon and 5 p.m. The 'TIQUE sells jewel-

ry and artwork made by local artists, clothing made of bamboo, unique yoga mats and accessories, Jasmine Dreams organic teas, Macrolife raw food bars, and an amazing collection of "earth-friendly" gifts from around the globe. Experience delicious fair-trade chocolate or take home a bar of soap scented from Sierra pines or a luminary "honeypot" made from bees wax and pressed botanicals. Maybe you want to send a friend a handmade card with a shea butter compact tucked inside or maybe you'll want to wear a pair of earrings made from recycled tires. And did we mention the elephant poop notepaper? All of the products sold in The 'TIQUE have a story behind them and the staff will gladly share their story with you.

On Friday, Nov. 13, to celebrate the birth of YOGA in COMMON and the 'TIQUE, there will be an invited "sangha" potluck gathering for all those who helped take this concept from an idea to reality.

On Saturday, Nov. 14, YOGA in

COMMON will offer free yoga in half hour sessions at the top of every hour from 11 a.m, to 4 p.m. Various yoga instructors will teach these classes giving participants a chance to meet them and try their style of instruction. Throughout the day, there will be drawings for free yoga class passes and also coupons for

The 'TIQUE. The 'TIQUE will be open for shopping throughout this day. At 5 p.m., Angel Grant, Lead Yogini for YOGA in COMMON, will host a free meditation for all those who are interested.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, from 9:30- 10:45 a.m., the first full length yoga class will be offered in the studio. Students are invited to bring their mats and come prepared to practice. Two more free class sessions will be offered at noon and 1 p.m. Then at 2 p.m, there will be a tea tasting facilitated by Isha La, owner of Jasmine Dreams Teas. Sample and learn about delicious organic teas imported from around the world. Terri Cox, The 'TIQUE boutiquenista, will be playing the hammer dulcimer at various times during the Sunday grand opening.

YOGA in COMMON is located at 3080 DeVille Street in The Market Common in Myrtle Beach, S.c. There is a free parking garage directly behind the facility. For more information, call 843-385-6176 or visit the website at www. yogaincommon.com



Saving Sand: South Carolina Beaches Become a Model for Preservation

By U.S. Geological Survey

Although they studied only a limited segment of beach, their work is a model for beach preservation that can apply elsewhere. And with talk of "balancing the sand budget" and money saved on restoration, their findings sound financial.

The study [was] presented to scientists from around the world at the International Geological Programs Annual Conference, Oct.

The USGS report http://pubs.usgs.govlcircicircJ 3391 is a vailab le 0 n tine.

While most people head to Myrtle Beach for vacation, a group of scientists has been hitting the famous South Carolina beach for years to figure out how to keep the sand from washing away.


by Linda Thistle

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"Effective beach preservation requires knowing the beach's sand budget and understanding the geology that constrains it," said U.S. Geological Survey lead scientist Walter Barnhardt. "It takes a systematic approach and strong partnerships at all levels of government with neighborhood associations and universities to keep a beach from simply washing away."

The main objective of this seven-year study, done in cooperation with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, was to improve projections of coastal change by determining the geologic features and ocean processes that control sediment movement along the coast.

"As a result of this work, we were able to identify offshore sand sources that could be used for future beach replenishment without causing a bigger erosion problem elsewhere," said Barnhardt.

Controlling beach erosion will likely become more difficult as a result of climate change with its attendant sea-level rise and increase in the number and intensity of storms. This is particularly true in places like South Carolina that have a broad, low-elevation coast and a sand shortage.

"The comprehensive nature of this study -- considering the geologic framework, behavior and driving processes regionally -- has resulted in a remarkable baseline for better managing our beach and near- shore resources," said Paul Gayes, director of Coastal Carolina University's Center for Marine and

Wetland Studies.

"From inventory of potential future beach nourishment sand resources, to distribution of important hard bottom fish habitat, to models of beach behavior, this study forms the starting point for many present and future efforts. This work is regularly cited as a model approach and result for similar studies and efforts around the country," said Gayes.

For this study, scientists examined land and marine environments in a 62-mile-Iong segment of South Carolina's coast. The swath extends more than three miles inland and six miles seaward. They tracked waves and sand movement, drilled cores, mapped the topography and geology onshore and offshore, and monitored coastal change.

Key Findings:

• Sand is a scarce resource near Myrtle Beach

The be-aches are thin ribbons of sand that sit on top of sedimentary rocks. They receive little or no sand from nearby rivers.

Offshore, there is little sand to wash ashore and replenish the beach. Large expanses offshore are exposed as hard grounds that are locally overlain by sand less than 3 feet thick

• Sand is transported primarily from northeast to southwest in the area. Large sand deposits have accumulated seaward of Murrells Inlet and Winyah Bay, S.C. These and other sand deposits could serve as offshore sources of beach nourishment in the future.

• Effective beach management requires a regional, systematic effort to understand the geology and how it constrains sand supplies and sand movement, determine patterns of shoreline change by surveying beaches at regular intervals over several years and identify ocean processes that drive coastal erosion.

• A detailed record of coastal change provides guidance for land use and a rationale for development decisions such as determining setbacks necessary to protect property.

• Climate change will affect many beaches; low elevation beaches are vulnerable over greater inland areas.

Coastal Change Along the Coast of Northeastern South Carolina - The South Carolina Coastal Erosion Study (USGS Circular 1339) is available online. http://pubs.usgs.gov/circlcirc 1 3391 Printed copies are available from

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The USGS conducts regional multidisciplinary studies of coastal erosion to provide impartial scientific information necessary for the protection and management of valuable coastal resources.

USGS provides science for a changing world. For more information, visit www.usgs.gov .

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• On Nov. 5, 191 I, Leonard Slye, later known as Roy Rogers, is born in Cincinnati. The singer and cowboy actor launched "The Roy Rogers Show," a mix of music and drama, in 1944. The show always closed with the song "Happy Trails," which became known as Rogers' theme song.

• On Nov. 6, 1899, James Ward Packard, an electrical-wire manufacturer, test-drives the first Packard automobile through the streets of Warren, Ohio. The Model A featured a one-cylinder engine producing 12 horsepower.

• On Nov. 10, 1775, the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces for the Continental Navy. The resolution created the

Continental Marines and is now observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps.

• On Nov. 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s.

• On Nov. IS, 1867, the first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City. The advent of the ticker made up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this development, information from the New York Stock Exchange traveled by mail or messenger.

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soul fought on a landscape of solitude and horror, Lord Byron, Mary Shelley her husband Percy Shelley and their friends come to life in this gothic nightmare. The show includes a haunting vocal score that blends 19th century romautic motifs with new music composed by Megan Elk. NWPL's

"Frankenstein," which premiered as part of The Cleveland Playhouse's Fusion Fest, has won acclaim for its original, unconventional approach.

"Frankenstein" is the work of an internationally acclaimed theatre ensemble. The play is directed by NWPL co-artistic director and University of Akron theatre professor, James Slowiak.

For tickets and information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 843-349-2502 or altaIUler@coastal.edu.

NWPL works in residence at the University of Akron and under tbe allspices of the Center for Applied Theatre and ACtive Culture (CATAC).

'Frankenstein'Visits Coastal Carolina

By Mona Prufer

The New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL), a professional theatre company based in Ohio, will present its production of "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley at 7:30 p.m, on Thursday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 6 at Coastal Carolina University's Black Box Theatre, located in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Genera I adrn ission is $15, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member admission is $10, alumni and seniors are $10, teen and children are $5 (children must be accompanied by an adult).

NWPL's imaginative investigation of the classic story, "Frankenstein," incorporates images from the novel and scenes from Shelley'S own life. This production depicts the epic battle between body, mind and

Justin Hale as Lord Byron; Debora Totti as Clair Clairmont; Chris Buck as Vincent Frankenstein.

CCU History Prof To Speak on Blood Sports in Ancient Rome

By Mona Prufer

Aneilya Barnes, assistant professor of history, will talk about "Blood Sports and Imperial Power in Ancient Rome" at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1.0 in the Recital HaJJ of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society and will culminate with the induction of 29 Phi Alpha Theta candidates.

Barnes, who joined the University faculty in 2007, specializes in the his-

tOIY of early Christianity, imperial Rome, the early Islamic world, the Christianization of'Rome, gender and sexuality in the early church and early Christian archirecrure.

Barnes earned a bachelor's degree ill history and journalism and a master's degree in history from Arkansas Tech University. She earned a doctorate in history from the University of Arkansas. Eames is currently writing a book on gender and domestic space in the first Christian basilicas, as well as articles and book reviews.

For more information contact John Navin at 843-349-2437.


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What's Really in Your Dog's Food?

By Rachael Bieschke, www.GreenerWiener.com for www.SixWise.com

ranging (rom bison, elk, deer and moose to smaller animals like beavers and rabbits. Of course, they consume nearly all parts of the animal - organs, many bones, vegetation left over in the an imal's stomach - and they eat it all raw.

Contrast that with what most modem-day dogs eat: dry kibble or canned food. Most of which are primarily based on cooked grains and animal byproducts, not meat.

Your dog is 99.8 percent wolf.

Whether he's a tiny Yorkie, a giant Great Dane or any mixture in between, it's true. In fact, the DNA of gray wolves and dogs is nearly identical - their DNA differs by, at most, 0.2 percent.

How can this be? Because all dogs evolved from the gray wolf, and although their appearance has changed greatly over the 10,000 to 15,000 years they've been domesticated, their basic internal workings,

• their physiology, has not.

So to get an idea of what a dog would naturally be eating, and thrive on, one needs look no further than the diet of a gray wolf.

Gray wolves eat a varied diet

Three Major Ingredients of Commercial

Dog Foods ... and Why Your Dog is Better Off Without Them

Meat or Poultry Byproducts:

Meat byproducts are the part of an animal left over after all parts fits for human consumption are taken




Christmas Show &Festivals Week

November 12-15

Journey back to a nineteenth

century Victorian Marketplace, complete with over 350 period clad vendors, hawking everything from fine arts, gifts, Christmas decor, toys

and much, much, more.

Festival Week Highlights

Festival of Wreaths • Festival of

Trees • Festival of Tables

• Festival of Worlds • Santa Through the Ages Exhibit • Victorian Christmas Teas

• Punch & Judy Shows • Historic Holiday Tours • Victorian Gingerbread House Competition

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Are you overloading your dog with kibble, biscuits and other grain-heavy pet foods?

away. This leaves heads, blood, ligaments, lungs, intestines, unborn babies, spleens, feet, bones and other parts. What you'll notice is that these items lack one very important element: meat.

Further, it may surprise you to learn that "4D" animals (dead, dying, diseased, disabled), which were (just recently) banned for human consumption, are completely legal to use in pet foods.

Meat Meals (Chicken Meal, Bone Meal, Byproduct Meal, etc.):

"Meals" of any kind are materials that are "rendered," which means, according to the Encarta® World English Dictionary, "to purify or extract something by melting, especially to heat solid fat slowly until as much liquid fat as possible has been extracted from it,. leaving small crisp remains."

The boiling process separates fat, re moves water and ki Ll s ba cteria, viruses and parasites. However, the high temperatures also destroy enzymes, proteins and other nutrients that your dog needs.

Starches and Grains:

Com, wheat, potatoes and other grains and starchy vegetables make up a large portion of most commercial dog foods. Even com gluten meal, which essentially a high-protein extract that has most of the carbohydrates removed, is used to boost protein percentages in foods without having to use an actual animal ingredient.

One of the biggest problems with most commercial dog foods is that they are made up, largely, of grain when what your dog will thrive on is meat (and, typically, raw meat).

Dogs have a hard time digesting grains, and eating grain-based foods will often cause gas, digestive upset, and potentially serious health problems down the line.

Have You Been Warned Not to Feed Your Dog "People Food"?

There's a reason why dogs like real food ... and that is because it's also what they thrive on.

Unfortunately, many people have been told that feeding their dog people food will make them sick. Well, as with people, if you feed your dog junk food like white bread and potato chips they most likely will not thrive. But just as you wouldn't feed your child a fortified snack bar or meal-replacement shake to take care of his nutritional needs at each meal, your dog and cat also deserve more than the highly processed kibble they may now be eating.

Like humans, pets of all kinds need a varied diet, with fresh foods added, to function at their best.

So feeding your pet "people food" like high-quality raw meats and veggies, supplemented with essential vitamins and minerals, can actually be very healthy for dogs and cats, provided the diet is properly balanced and varied.

Yet, why is it that so many of us still believe we are doing our pets a favor by feeding them only kibble or food that comes fi·om a can? Heavy marketing on behalf of the pet food industry certainly plays a major role.

In real ity, one of the best ways to feed your dog is using a speciesappropriate diet, similar to the one they would find in the wild.

Fortunately, there are numerous high-quality brands of top-notch dog foods on the market, typically in frozen or freeze-dried form, that make this easy.

Many dogs enjoy healthy "peo-

ple food" treats like raw carrots, raw almonds, peas, sardines and berries.

Another healthy and super convenient option for dogs and cats alike is dehydrated raw food. Higb-

quality dehydrated raw foods are heated just enough to kill any pathogenic bacteria and remove water, but leave almost all other nutrients intact and highly concentrated.

What About Treats?

To give your dog a special, healthy treat, try:

• Dehydrated pure meat treats (cats also love these freeze-dried chunks of fish, beef or chicken)

• Dehydrated sweet potato treats. These provide excellent nutrition and a hard, grooved surface that promotes dental health.

• Raw bones

• Raw baby carrots, peas, raw almonds, and berries [excluding grapes, which are NOT safe for dogs and cats]

• Sardines or a fresh shrimp (cats especially love thesel)

• Organic, meat-based dog treats [the first ingredient listed should be meat.]

Your Dog Will Thank You.

After feeding a high-quality, raw food diet, many pet owners report that their pets have softer, shinier fur, better breath and more energy than they've had in years.

Sixwise.com contributor Rachael Bieschke is a natural health writer and editor with specialties in pet wellness, natural living, nutrition, spirituality and holistic medicine. She currently writes weekly for one of the largest natural health Web sites on the Internet and her works have appeared ill numerous magazines, Web sites and newsletters. She is also the co-owner of Greener Wienel:com./f you enjoyed this article, you are invited 10 pass it 011 to your friends and family, and visit WWlV, Greenerwienencom to sign up for a free e-newslettet; full offacts and fun for you and your pets. Sixwise.com © Copyright 2009.



Can You AHord a lIew Pei:'


I'm interested in adopting a puppy from our local shelter .. However, my friends are giving me conflicting advice. Some say shelter pets are popular because they're cbe.aper than purebreds - whatever that means. Another friend said that pels can be costly and that her puppy has already racked up thousands of dollars in vet bills, What's your advice?

- Tabitha in Little Rock


I'd say continue going with your gut on this decision. You're wisely weighing the advice your friends have given, now add a bit of research to the process.

The financial aspect of pet ownership is well worth considering. Your friend encountered unplanned medical bills, While certainly no one wants her pet to get sick, it's important to acknowledge that it can happen. Pets have plenty of regular medical expenses as well, including annual checkups, vaccinations and tags.

A recent column by Kristen Sullivan at Fil.ife.corn (ht:tp:J!www.fIlife .. cOlnJstories:!1ove-lool-surprise-its-a-boy-can-you-affordhim) discusses some of the costs pet owners should plan for before adopting a pet. How much will the initial adoption cost? (Most shelters charge a fee at adoption that generally includes payment for spayiug/ueutering, among other things.) How much will you pay for food, equipment, trainingand toys? Figuring these expenses into the household budget is important.

A "reality check" that goes beyond the dollars-and-cents reckoning also is important: Can you meet all of a pet's needs? TIle ASPCA has a list of 10 questions to ask yourself before adopting (bttp:llwww.aspca,org/adoptiorradoption-tips/questions-tc-ask -before-adopting.html).

If, after taking the above steps and doing your homework as well as possible, you decide not to adopt a pet, don't beat yourself up. You're concerned about providing a great home for a dog - and you have to be financially and emotionally prepared to do so. 1 wish you the best, no matter what your decision.

MYOSitis oi: Easy 10 Dlaanose


We recently lost our Landseer Newfoundland to myositis. "Katie" was under a vet's care for many months, but only in the later stage of'her illness was the condition recognized, The vel told us myositis can be caused by 1'1 virus or by parasites. Could you explain to me how it could have been caused by parasites, and if so, how we could have known?

- Helga G.. Fairpoint, NY


First, my condolences on your loss. Jt's never easy to lose a pet, and Katie went through a tough time.

Myositis is a condition in which a dog's muscles are damaged by inflammation. The most common form is masticatory myositis, in which the muscles involved in chewing are affected. Itscause can be hard to detennine. Myositis can develop after a parasitic infection like toxoplasmosis, or as 1'1 secondary issue in pets with cancer. Pets with immune disorders may develop myositis. But often, no underlyingcause is fonnd,

The condition tends to set in suddenly. In masticatory myositis, affected dogs may exhibit swelling of the facial muscles and bulging eyes; they may run a fever and will show a reluctance to eat or whimper when chewing. In general myositis, dogs may exhibit 1'1 stiff-stilted gait and suffer muscle pain and weakness. They will tire easily.

If caught early, acute myositis can be treated using steroid therapy and supportive nutrition, If an underlying cause is found, like parasites, a wound or illness, the vet will treat that as well. Owners should keep a close eye on dogs that have been treated, in case symptoms rerum.

Uufortunarely, for many dogs, myositis is a chronic condition. Steroid treatment is life-long, and each dog responds differently to the medication and its side effects.

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Myrtle Beach Hosts N at'l Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic Nov. 8 - 13

"The National Law

Enforcement Memorial Golf

Classic is an important member of our Myrtle Beach goLf community and we're happy to assist in raising money for the Washington D.C. Memorial Wall fund," said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day and Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for 900 officers and their fami ly and friends to gather for golf and relax,"

For more information on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic or to register, call J -877-465-3467 or visit Nleomgc.com,

By Cheryl Harden

will have three divisions; Law Enforcement Officers - singles; Friends of Cops - singles and a team division for foursomes with at least one member ofa law enforcement agency. More than $350,000 in golf equipment and plaques will. be awarded as prizes.

Monday's practice round and the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday tournament rounds w.UI be held at 10 Myrtle Beach area golf courses; Arcadian Shores Golf Club, Farmstead Golf Links,

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, will play host to the tenth annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Golf Classic, November 8-13,2009. Any golfer, whether employed in law enforcement or not, is eligible to participate and 900 golfers from 35 states, Canada and Bermuda have already registered to compete.

The four-day tournament will. follow a stroke-play format and

Myrtlewood Golf Club - the Palmetto Course and the Pinehills Course, Pine Lakes Country Club, River Hi.lls Golf & Country Club, The Resort Club at Grande Dunes, The Members Club at Grande Dunes, Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Cluband Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation. Accommodations will be provided by Dunes Village Resort, Myrtlewood Villas and The

Marina Inn.

The National Law

Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic began in 1999 after retired New York poJice officer Dan Morphet, a new Myrtle Beach resident, visited Washington n.c. Memorial WaUs that honor police officers killed in the line of duty. Morphet noticed several names of fanner police officers that be worked with on the wall and began to think about their farni I ies. Inspired to help raise money and awareness for fallen police officers' families, Morphet planned an annual golf tournament in Myrtle Beach that would raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, He contacted the director of Washington's Memorial Wall and told him of his plans to. start the fundraising golf tournament. After several conversations, the plan was approved and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic bas grown i nto the world's largest law enforcement tournament with more than $360,000 raised in nine years.

"I am a retired Rochester police officer who attended too many funerals during my 20-ye31" career," said Morphet. "Law enforcement personnel typically

only get together during training sessions, funerals and disasters and .I saw the need for an event where officers can get together to. socialize, play golf and honor the I 8,000 names on the Washington D.C. Memorial Wall. The aruma I event donates 100% of the proceeds to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, to help pay for the maintenance of the Memorial Wail, the addition of names to the Wall and provide assistance to the families of tbe fallen officers .. "

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2. FOOD AND DRINK: What kind of dish is sometimes referred to as a "grunt" or a "slump"?

3. MEDICINE: What condition does a deficiency of iron cause?

4. MOVIES: What 1990 film won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Picture?

5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the traditional birthstone for May?

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join a half-dozen artists and a score of authors to celebrate - America Unchained-

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