eNews for February 16, 2017


Top News
Holiday Office Closure
New Modification Applications
Resident Central Maintenance
Purrysburg Pool Closure
Resident Directory Delivery
Renew Your Handicap by Feb. 28
Inspirational Alzheimer’s Speaker to Visit Sun City
Tickets Going Fast! Showstoppers 2017: O Sole Trio
Get Modifications Answers at Modifications 101
Catch a New Executive Moments Video
Volunteer for SCTV


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
GBAC Hosts Sen. Tom Davis
Volunteer for SCTV

Executive Office

Common Area Maintenance
Dog Park Maintenance

Communication
This Week On Healthy Living
This Week On Better Health, Better Life
SCTV News for February 20-26


Community Standards
New Modification Applications 
Get Modifications Answers at Modifications 101


Facilities Management
Pool Maintenance Schedule

Golf
Renew Your Handicap by Feb. 28
Argent Lakes Course Rating and Slope
Hidden Cypress Closeout Sale
Argent Lakes Demos and Tour Edge Fitting
February Golf Clinic Calendar
Golf Course Policy Reminder
Hole-In-One Reports


Health and Wellness
Group Exercise Class Location Changes
Group Exercise Class Canceled
Purrysburg Pool Closure
Caregiver Support Group
Inspirational Alzheimer’s Speaker to Visit Sun City


IT Services
Resident Central Maintenance

Clubs and Groups
Stamp Collectors Club Holds Stamp Auction
Forum Club Meeting
Ticket Sales for Synchronettes Show Magical Mermaids
Friends of the Girl Scouts Cookie Sales
ROMEOs Host Former Naval Intelligence Officer
Tickets On Sale for Stardust Orchestra Benefit Concert
Art in the Park Next Month   

Food and Beverage
Live Music at Sun City Restaurants
 


Top News

Holiday Office Closure

Community Association offices will be closed Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents Day.  

   
New Modification Applications 

New modification applications are now available on this website. The Community Standards Department redesigned the previous form and created four new project-based applications. You only need to complete one per project; just fill out the application that pertains to you: fee based, non-fee based, pools or landscaping. A list of fee-based and non-fee based projects are listed on the respective applications.
 
To find the applications, sign in to this website and click "Documents" on Resident Central. From there, click "Other" and the applications will be listed under the "Forms" section.

 
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Resident Central Maintenance 
Resident Central on the community website will not be operable from 8 p.m. Friday, February 17 through 6 a.m. Saturday, February 18 as the IT Department conducts maintenance during the holiday weekend. There may be intermittent outages to the community website as the maintenance continues through the weekend. Office phones and community email will also be down for a short time during the maintenance.  
 
Purrysburg Pool Closure
The Purrysburg Indoor Pool will be closed from 4–8 p.m. Thursday, February 23 as the Synchronettes hold a dress rehearsal for their annual show. The pool will also be closed during the show from 1–5 p.m. Friday, February 24, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, February 25 and 1–5 p.m. Sunday, February 26.

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Resident Directory Delivery

The 2017-18 Resident Directory will be delivered to all occupied homes beginning in late February or March. Delivery is expected to last three weeks, depending on the weather. The directory will include a staff listing in addition to contact information for your friends and neighbors. The Community Rules were previously published in the Resident Directory but instead were packaged with the 2017 Schedule of Fees. The cover photo of the Hummingbird and Butterfly Garden was taken by Marge Pangione.


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Renew Your Handicap by Feb. 28

GHIN handicap members must renew their handicap for 2017 at the Okatie Creek Golf Shop before February 28. The cost is $22. If you are out of town during this time, call (843) 705-4653 to renew your GHIN number.


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Inspirational Alzheimer's Speaker to Visit Sun City

1 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at Magnolia Hall
Rundy Purdy, author of The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving, is bringing his inspirational message of support and encouragement about facing Alzheimer’s to Sun City. Rundy spent three years providing fulltime personal care to his ailing grandfather and has a passion to spread awareness and understanding of the Alzheimer’s struggle. He shares his insights in a combination of presentation and question-and-answer session. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.


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Tickets Going Fast! Showstoppers 2017: O Sole Trio

7 p.m. Saturday, February 25 at Magnolia Hall
O Sole Trio is a vibrant ensemble that will take you on a musical journey, revealing how Italian-Americans influenced the American popular music scene throughout the decades. From humorous storytelling to innovative and unique arrangements, this trio breathes new life into songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli and more. Tickets are $22.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services! Click here to read more about the show.

 

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Get Modifications Answers at Modifications 101

2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Magnolia Hall
Make Modifications 101 a part of your home improvement plans this spring! Attend this brand-new orientation session to learn the ins and outs of the modifications process and get your questions answered.

 

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Catch a New Executive Moments Video

Executive Director Kim Burgess shares how the Community Association plans to better connect with residents in 2017. Click here to view the video. 
 

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Volunteer for SCTV

The Board of Directors recognizes there has been a group of volunteers working in Broadcast and Television for Sun City TV for many years. These individuals have given their time and talent to create shows and develop the station; however, they have never been classified as a Club, Group or Service Organization. To help shape and define the direction for the Broadcast team, the Board has authorized the group to actively seek volunteers through various communication channels. The Board sincerely hopes that you will consider volunteering to help the community with the production of SCTV programming. There are various opportunities to pique your interest. Whether it be on-air talent, production and/or script writing, there is a place for you to have fun or be creative. So, come on board at SCTV. Click here to meet the Broadcast team. Email Hank Druckerman at hankdruck@aol.com to get involved.
 

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Board Of Directors/Board Appointed Committees

GBAC Hosts Sen. Tom Davis

Sen. Tom Davis will be the guest speaker at the next Government and Business Affairs Committee meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, March 3 at Hidden Cypress. He will discuss issues of interest before the South Carolina legislative session now in progress. 


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Volunteer for SCTV

The Board of Directors recognizes there has been a group of volunteers working in Broadcast and Television for Sun City TV for many years. These individuals have given their time and talent to create shows and develop the station; however, they have never been classified as a Club, Group or Service Organization. To help shape and define the direction for the Broadcast team, the Board has authorized the group to actively seek volunteers through various communication channels. The Board sincerely hopes that you will consider volunteering to help the community with the production of SCTV programming. There are various opportunities to pique your interest. Whether it be on-air talent, production and/or script writing, there is a place for you to have fun or be creative. So, come on board at SCTV. Click here to meet the Broadcast team. Email Hank Druckerman at hankdruck@aol.com to get involved. 


Executive Office

Holiday Office Closure
Community Association offices will be closed Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents Day.  
 
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Catch a New Executive Moments Video
Executive Director Kim Burgess shares how the Community Association plans to better connect with residents in 2017. Click here to view the video.
 
 

Common Area Maintenance

The Dog Park is closed from noon–2 p.m. Mondays so The Greenery can perform landscaping maintenance. Please do not use the Dog Park during these hours.

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Communication

This Week on Healthy Living

Get to know Coastal Carolina Hospital’s medical experts, doctors and surgeons in Sun City TV’s Healthy Living program, with your host Debi Lynes. This week, Dr. Howard Freilich, a gastroenterologist, discusses gastroenterology. Healthy Living airs every day at 9 a.m. on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum (previously Time Warner) channel 5, and on this website.

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This Week on Better Health, Better Life
Find out how you can live healthier and better from Lowcountry experts by simply tuning into Sun City TV. Join WHHI’s Keri Dylan for Better Health, Better Life, a wellness show exclusively for Sun City residents. Every week, Keri is joined by a panel of doctors, physical therapists and healthcare experts discussing the latest trends in their fields.
 
This week, Dr. Debi Lynes and Dr. Frank Barbieri with 2Sleep Well Again discuss a comprehensive approach to sleep deprivation. Trey Bishop and Scott Shultz with Bishop Eye Associates discuss refractive cataract surgery. New episodes air every Friday at 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.; check eNews weekly for a schedule. Tune into Sun City TV on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum (previously Time Warner) channel 5 or watch a live stream by logging into this website and clicking on “Sun City TV.”


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SCTV News for February 20-26
This week’s show features a new Sun City club, tips for a healthy heart, and a story about the Lions Club concert fundraiser. Remember to tune in to this week’s show for those stories and more. Sun City News airs every day at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. on Hargray channel 238, Charter-Spectrum (previously Time Warner) channel 5, or streaming on this website.

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Community Standards

New modification applications are now available on this website. The Community Standards Department redesigned the previous form and created four new project-based applications. You only need to complete one per project; just fill out the application that pertains to you: fee based, non-fee based, pools or landscaping. A list of fee-based and non-fee based projects are listed on the respective applications.
 
To find the applications, sign in to this website and click "Documents" on Resident Central. From there, click "Other" and the applications will be listed under the "Forms" section.   

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2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Magnolia Hall
Make Modifications 101 a part of your home improvement plans this spring! Attend this brand-new orientation session to learn the ins and outs of the modifications process and get your questions answered.   

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Facilities Management

Pool Maintenance Schedule
Pool Maintenance Schedule
Sun City’s pools undergo regular routine maintenance and must be closed during the following times:
  • Hidden Cypress Pool, 7–9 a.m. Tuesdays
  • Lakehouse Pool,
    7–10 a.m. Thursdays
  • Purrysburg Pool,
    7:30–8:30 a.m. Thursdays
Riverbend Pool,
7:30–9 a.m. Fridays  


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Golf

Renew Your Handicap by Feb. 28
GHIN handicap members must renew their handicap for 2017 at the Okatie Creek Golf Shop before February 28. The cost is $22. If you are out of town during this time, call (843) 705-4653 to renew your GHIN number.

Argent Lakes Course Rating and Slope
Currently, there is a difference between the course rating and slope that is printed on the back of the Argent Lakes scorecard and the posting station. Unfortunately, when Hole 13 was changed on the new scorecard to a Par 5, the course ratings and slope were not updated.
 
Please be advised that when you post a score in GHIN (in shop or mobile) or the score is posted in Association events (MGA, WGA, Couples and 9Holers), that they are being posted with the correct/updated course rating and slope. The correct slope and course rating will be updated when scorecards are reordered in the spring. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  


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Hidden Cypress Closeout Sale
The in-stock Wilson Profile boxed sets are on sale for $199 (original price $299) at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. These sets are great for beginning golfers or as an additional set for traveling Sun City golfers to keep locally. Supply is limited to the following:
 
Women's Profile Sets: 1 regular length left hand, 1 petite length right hand, 1 regular length right hand and 1 tall length right hand.
 
Men's Profile Sets: 1 regular shaft flex left hand, 1 senior shaft flex right hand and 1 regular shaft flex right hand.
 
There is also a closeout sale on Wilson Demo Clubs.
Click here to see the list of clubs available. 
      
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Argent Lakes Demos and Tour Edge Fitting
Argent Lakes Golf Club has a great supply of in-line demo clubs available to try including drivers from Ping Golf, wedges from Cleveland Golf and Tour Edge club fittings.   

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February Golf Clinic Calendar
Perfect your putt or smooth out your swing with golf clinics at Sun City's courses. Click here for the February schedule. Clinics are $10 each, and you can sign up at the course in which the clinic you wish to attend is held. Clinics are open to players of all skill levels.    

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Golf Course Policy Reminder

Please remember that smoking is prohibited in all clubhouses and on all practice facilities. Please do not throw cigarette or cigar butts on the golf course. Trash bins are located on every tee box. Thank you for your help in keeping Sun City golf courses beautiful.    

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Hole-In-One Reports
Bill Klug had a hole-in-one January 10 at Argent Lakes Golf Course on hole 5 for 135 yards. He used an 8 iron. This event was witnessed by Judy Posch, Trudy Bagnato and Ralph Bagnato.
 
Charles Branstrom had a hole-in-one February 11 at Argent Lakes golf Course on hole 11 for 116 yards. He used a 6 iron. This event was witnessed by Karl Vogt, Ira Marcus and Billy Hintelmann.
 
Andy Anderson had a hole-in-one February 13 at Hidden Cypress Golf Course on hole 7 for 165 yards. He used a 7 iron. This event was witnessed by Dave Shimp and Martha Shimp.


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Health and Wellness

Group Exercise Class Location Changes
The Alignment Yoga class goes back to its original time of 9 a.m. beginning Friday, February 24 at the Lakehouse. The Monday 8 a.m. Total Blast class has been moved to Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. The Monday 8 a.m. Full Body Circuit class has been moved to Purrysburg Fitness Center. 

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Group Exercise Class Canceled
The 2 p.m. Hatha Yoga class at Hidden Cypress is canceled Friday, March 3. 

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Purrysburg Pool Closure
The Purrysburg Indoor Pool will be closed from 4–8 p.m. Thursday, February 23 as the Synchronettes hold a dress rehearsal for their annual show. The pool will also be closed during the show from 1–5 p.m. Friday, February 24, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, February 25 and 1–5 p.m. Sunday, February 26. 

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Caregiver Support Group
10 a.m. Wednesday, February 22 at Hidden Cypress

Providing care for a family member in need is a centuries-old act of kindness, love and loyalty. Caregiving can take a heavy toll if you do not get adequate support. The group meets every last Wednesday of the month. This is a free forum facilitated by Tidewater Hospice. No sign up necessary.  

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Inspirational Alzheimer's Speaker Visit to Sun City
1 p.m. Thursday, February 23 at Magnolia Hall

Rundy Purdy, author of The Sea is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving, is bringing his inspirational message of support and encouragement about facing Alzheimer’s to Sun City. Rundy spent three years providing fulltime personal care to his ailing grandfather and has a passion to spread awareness and understanding of the Alzheimer’s struggle. He shares his insights in a combination presentation and question-and-answer session. Books will be available for purchase and author signing. 

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IT Services

Resident Central Maintenance
Resident Central on the community website will not be operable from 8 p.m. Friday, February 17 through 6 a.m. Saturday, February 18 as the IT Department conducts maintenance during the holiday weekend. There may be intermittent outages to the community website as the maintenance continues through the weekend. Office phones and community email will also be down for a short time during the maintenance.
 

Lifestyle Services

Tickets Going Fast! Showstoppers 2017: O Sole Trio
7 p.m. Saturday, February 25 at Magnolia Hall

O Sole Trio is a vibrant ensemble that will take you on a musical journey, revealing how Italian-Americans influenced the American popular music scene throughout the decades. From humorous storytelling to innovative and unique arrangements, this trio breathes new life into songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli and more. Tickets are $22. Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services. Member charges now accepted for ticket purchases at Lifestyle Services! Click here to read more about the show.

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Wii Bowling 
6 p.m. (sold out) and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at Pinckney Hall

Strike up some fun with your neighbors during a fun night of bowling and socializing. Sign up in advance to reserve a time slot. Prizes awarded! Tickets are $5 with a maximum of eight tickets per household. Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at Lifestyle Services.
 


Don't Miss the Eighth Annual Home & Garden Expo

10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Pinckney Hall and the Pavilion
Looking to improve your home? Stop by the eighth annual Home & Garden Expo! More than 70 home improvement vendors will be present to answer questions, showcase their specialties and suggest ways to beautify your home. There will be drawings for great prizes! Free event.


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Upcoming Trips with Lifestyle Services

St. Patrick’s Day Bus Trip to Savannah: Friday, March 17. Cost: $28. Bus departs Pinckney Hall at 8:15 a.m. Experience the second largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the country! Enjoy the parade, then explore the historic district and have lunch on famous River Street. You’ll catch the bus at 3 p.m. to head back to Sun City.
 
St. Simons Tour of Homes: Saturday, March 18. Cost: $135. Celebrate the Christ Church on St. Simons Island’s 64th annual Tour of Homes. The group will visit exclusive homes and favorite island landmarks on Sea Island and St. Simons Island. Historical stops include Christ Church, Wesley Memorial Gardens, St. Ignatius Church and Musgrove Plantation. Lunch is included at Sea Palms Resort.
 
The TEN Tenors – The Power of Ten: Monday, March 20 at the Johnny Mercer Theater in Savannah, Georgia. Cost: $149. Enjoy dinner and a show as you experience the TEN Tenor take on the most dynamic songs in the world, soaring through rock and pop anthems. Round trip transportation and dinner at the Lake Club in Hilton Head Lakes is included. 


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Movies at Magnolia Hall

Tickets, $3, go on sale an hour prior to each showing unless otherwise noted. Matinee Movies are closed captioned for the hearing impaired.  
 
The Gift: 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 (closed captioned for the hearing impaired) at Magnolia Hall. A married couple’s lives are turned upside down when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. Rated R for language (thriller, mystery). Stars Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton. 108 minutes.
 
Southside With You: 7 p.m. Monday, February 27 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 (closed captioned for the hearing impaired) at Magnolia Hall. Inspired by Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s first date, this movie recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate tried to woo a lawyer during a day-long date. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, smoking, a violent image and drug reference (biography, drama, history, romance). Stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter. 84 minutes.

 

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Clubs and Groups

The Stamp Collectors Club will host a stamp auction at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 at Hidden Cypress. Stamps from Germany, Austria, Belgium, France and the United States will be featured. Stamp albums and supplies will also be included in the auction. Open to all residents. No cost.

 

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Forum Club Meeting
The Forum Club will host Michelle Fryer, Director of Philanthropy with United Way of the Low Country at the next meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, February 24 in Magnolia Hall. All Sun City residents welcome. Enjoy coffee and a Danish at 8:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Hall Lobby.

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The Synchronettes will present their annual swim show at 3 p.m. Friday, February 24, 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25 and 3 p.m. Sunday, February 26 at Purrysburg indoor pool. This year's show, entitled Magical Mermaids, will feature 37 members performing water ballet while the audience gasps at the wonders a few magic wands can produce! Click here to read more about the show. Tickets are available for purchase 9–11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through February 20 at Magnolia Hall. Contact Susan VandenBussche at smvan1111@gmail.com for more information.

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The Friends of the Girl Scouts will sell Girl Scout Cookies from 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 in the Pinckney Hall Lobby. Cookies may also be purchased to send to those serving in the military.

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Sun City ROMEO meets at 7:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Clubhouse at Okatie Creek. No membership dues. On March 1, the guest speaker will be Greg Blackburn, a Sun City resident with more than 30 years of experience as a Naval intelligence officer. He will discuss “North Korea 2017: Black Swan Rising.” For more information, contact Phil Wizwer at philwiz@aol.com.

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The Sun City Lions Club invites all residents to a wonderful night of music by The Stardust Orchestra, featuring Michael Schwartzkopf, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Magnolia Hall. Penney Lynn Smith and her new group, Versatility, will also perform. Tickets are $23 per person. For more information and tickets, call (843) 705-6236. All proceeds benefit local Lions charities.

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Mark your calendar for Art in the Park from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Yemassee Crafts Center. Artists from the All About Art Club and Ceramics Club will have art to sell. The Mountain Strings and ukelele group will provide entertainment while attendees enjoy demonstrations, activities and celebrate the arts.

Food and Beverage

Check out the live entertainment lineup for Okatie Creek Clubhouse:
Cheryl Christine: 7–10 p.m. Saturday, February 18
Chris Paul: 7–10 p.m. Tuesday, February 21


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