In May, my wife Mari-Lou and I were virtually going out the door on our trip to Russia when we got an email message from United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) requesting volunteers with skills and experience in gardening, composting and water filtration for a mission to Honduras with a group from Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN).
Last September, Raymond Reyes, came to Sea Trail as the new golf manager. He is having a blast and making a difference.
The 25-year-old resort and residential community in Sunset Beach had been experiencing financial difficulties for several years. In 2013, a Chinese investor known only as Mr. Pan, bought Sea Trail for $8.5 million.
Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) has long been regarded as an effective means of controlling feral cat populations. I’ve been an active supporter and spayed and neutered hundreds of feral cats during the past 20 years. New research from Tufts University advocates Trap-Vasectomy-Hysterectomy-Release (TVHR) may be a better solution for wildcat populations, at least on a computer.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that dogs only see in black in white. I’ve always explained dogs can see many shades of colors, especially blues and yellows. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve then been told that, yeah, dogs see gray.
Thursday, Aug. 1
Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.
Trudy Mackrell-Metz snapped this photo Saturday, June 30, Clubhouse Road in Sea Trail, behind her Osprey Ridge condo at the Jones Golf Course hole No. 5 in Sunset Beach. “While focusing on a heron I noticed movement in my viewfinder and was stunned to see what I had captured: an alligator with a snapping turtle in its jaws!” she wrote. “I had only hoped to document the amount of rain we had received during the week but was rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime shot!”