eNews for March 9, 2017


Top News
BOD Quarterly Meeting
Website Maintenance
New Speed Limit Signs
Be Gator Safe
Fees for Event Setup Support
Get Modifications Answers at Modifications 101
Join Us for the Shamrock Walk
Summer Children’s Pool Hours Start April 1
Resident Directory Delivery Underway
SCTV Seeks Volunteers
Time to Spring Forward


Board of Directors/Board Appointed Committees
BOD Quarterly Meeting

Executive Office

Common Area Maintenance
Be Gator Safe

Communication
This Week On Healthy Living
SCTV News for March 13 - March 19


Community Standards
Get Modifications Answers at Modifications 101

Facilities Management
Boat/RV Parking Information

Golf
Okatie Creek Half-Day Maintenance
Making a Request in the Chelsea Tee Time System
March Demo Days
Get Golf Ready in Five Days
Hidden Cypress Closeout Sale
March Golf Clinic Calendar
Hole-In-One Reports


Health and Wellness
Pool Deck Cleaning
Group Exercise Class Cancelation
Physical Therapy Corner – Cardiac Rehab and You: Improve Your Cardiac Health with Exercise


IT Services
Website Maintenance

Clubs and Groups
ROMEO Meeting – Author Brian Thiem
Dog and Pet Lovers Host Speaker from Maranatha Farm
Continuation of Beginning Bridge Lessons
WORDS…Written, Read and Sung

Food and Beverage
Live Music at Sun City Restaurants
 


Top News

BOD Quarterly Meeting

The Board of Directors will hold its Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 in Pinckney Hall. All residents are invited to attend.

   
Website Maintenance 

The community website will be down for scheduled maintenance from 8 p.m. today, Thursday, March 9 through 8 a.m. Friday, March 10. During this time, the website and the mySun City app will be unavailable.

 
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New Speed Limit Signs 
Three new speed limit signs have been installed in the Hidden Cypress parking lot in addition to three existing speed limit signs. New crosswalk signs will be installed at a later date.    
 
Be Gator Safe
Alligators are becoming more active as they are hungry and looking to mate this time of year. They will be moving from pond to pond, usually in the evenings, so be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking your pet. This type of activity usually lasts until the end of April when they become more settled.
 
Alligators in a pond or lagoon are a sign of a healthy ecosystem and do not represent a problem with the fish. An alligator in Sun City’s lagoons or on a bank of a lagoon is not an aggressive alligator. Alligators usually become aggressive after they are fed by humans. Feeding alligators is illegal and dangerous. You could face up to a $2,500 fine if you are caught feeding an alligator.
 
A fed alligator is a dead alligator. If an alligator sees humans as a food source, it has a reason to approach them and could become aggressive, meaning it will have to be removed from the community and destroyed. Children and pets should not go near the water’s edge of lagoons.
 
If you think you have an aggressive alligator on your property, contact Common Area Maintenance at 705-4061 during business hours or Security at 705-4083 after hours. They will review the situation and determine the best course of action.


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Fees for Event Setup Support

Per the 2017 Schedule of Fees, any Resident, Club, Group or Neighborhood function that requires extra equipment or manpower, or is hosting a charity benefit without rental fees, shall be subject to a $200 charge for Banquet Setup Technician Support (includes setup and breakdown). Please contact Lexi Lee in Lifestyle Services at (843) 705-4015 for more information. 


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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. Coffee and sweets will be served. Call Resident Services at (843) 705-4000 to reserve your spot.
Click here to view a video with detailed information about the modification application process.  


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Join Us for the Shamrock Walk

11 a.m. Friday, March 17 at the circle between Magnolia and Pinckney Halls
Wear green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Community Association staff during the Shamrock Walk around Town Square! Join us in a casual walk with plenty of socializing and fun. Green beads will be given out at the beginning of the walk. Remember, we are one – together we shine! 


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Summer Children's Pool Hours Start April 1

The summer children’s pool hours will begin Saturday, April 1 with the following schedule. Alternative pools are subject to change:
Barataria Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday (Closure alternative: Riverbend).
Hidden Cypress Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday; 3–7 p.m. Saturday (Closure alternative: Lakehouse Outdoor Pool).
Lakehouse Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Saturday (Closure alternative: Hidden Cypress).
Riverbend Outdoor Pool: 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday (Closure alternative: Barataria).

 

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Resident Directory Delivery Underway

Delivery of the 2017-18 Resident Directory is underway for all occupied homes. The directory includes 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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SCTV Seeks Volunteers

Here’s your chance to join the Sun City TV (SCTV) team of broadcast volunteers! The Board of Directors has authorized the group to actively seek new members through various communication channels in an effort to achieve Chartered Club status. The Board sincerely hopes that you will consider volunteering to help with the production of SCTV programming. Whether it be on-air talent, production and/or script writing, there is a place for you to have fun and be creative. Click here to meet the Broadcast team. Email Hank Druckerman at hankdruck@aol.com to get involved.
 

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Time to Spring Forward

Daylight saving time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12 so remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour.
 

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Board Of Directors/Board Appointed Committees

BOD Quarterly Meeting

The Board of Directors will hold its Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 in Pinckney Hall. All residents are invited to attend. 


Executive Office

Join Us for the Shamrock Walk
11 a.m. Friday, March 17 at the circle between Magnolia and Pinckney Halls
Wear green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Community Association staff during the Shamrock Walk around Town Square! Join us in a casual walk with plenty of socializing and fun. Green beads will be given out at the beginning of the walk. Remember, we are one – together we shine!

 

Common Area Maintenance

Alligators are becoming more active as they are hungry and looking to mate this time of year. They will be moving from pond to pond, usually in the evenings, so be aware of your surroundings, especially when walking your pet. This type of activity usually lasts until the end of April when they become more settled.

 
Alligators in a pond or lagoon are a sign of a healthy ecosystem and do not represent a problem with the fish. An alligator in Sun City’s lagoons or on a bank of a lagoon is not an aggressive alligator. Alligators usually become aggressive after they are fed by humans. Feeding alligators is illegal and dangerous. You could face up to a $2,500 fine if you are caught feeding an alligator.
 
A fed alligator is a dead alligator. If an alligator sees humans as a food source, it has a reason to approach them and could become aggressive, meaning it will have to be removed from the community and destroyed. Children and pets should not go near the water’s edge of lagoons.
 
If you think you have an aggressive alligator on your property, contact Common Area Maintenance at 705-4061 during business hours or Security at 705-4083 after hours. They will review the situation and determine the best course of action.

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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. Ardra Davis, an OBGYN with Coastal Carolina Hospital, discusses gynecology. 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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SCTV News for March 13-19
This week’s show features a visit from Beaufort County Sen. Tom Davis, the Irish Heritage event and the St. Patrick’s Day social. 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

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. Coffee and sweets will be served. Call Resident Services at (843) 705-4000 to reserve your spot.
Click here to view a video with detailed information about the modification application process. 

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Facilities Management

Boat/RV Parking Information
The administration of the Boat/RV parking facility has moved to the Facilities Management Department and is no longer housed in Palmetto Commons. Call (843) 705-3433 for questions and more information.

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Golf

Okatie Creek Half-Day Maintenance
Okatie Creek Golf Course will close at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 13 for half-day maintenance to top dress the greens.

Making a Request in the Chelsea Tee Time System
Making a tee time request for your next Sun City Hilton Head golf outing is easy thanks to a quick online reservation system. To access this system, simply visit the Golf page on this website and click “Make a Reservation,” or visit http://hiltheadgf.chelseareservations.com. Then, log in with your member ID and password. Here are some tips to make your tee time reservation experience as simple and quick as possible.
  • Tee time requests may be made up to 10 days in advance.
  • It doesn’t matter if you are the first request in the system or the last request made prior to the tee time placement process.
  • Check the calendar of events on the Golf page on this website before setting your tee time to help you choose your course. If one course is scheduled for a tournament or maintenance, make your request for another course.
  • Provide ample time between the earliest and latest time you will accept to avoid the potential of being placed on the standby list. If your range of time is too small, you are likely to be added to the standby list. It is recommended to choose 5 p.m. as your latest tee time.
  • The more linked groups, the larger the window of time needed for tee time placement. This may result in a later tee time. Choosing the option of “Do Not Break the Link” may also cause your group to be placed at a later tee time.
  • Choosing only one or two course options instead of all three courses will limit the number of tee time openings.
  • Choose the option “Course Is More Important” if you have course priority.
  • Choose the option “Time Is More Important” if you prefer to play as close to your requested time as possible, regardless of course selection.
You may adjust or cancel your tee time after you receive a tee time email confirmation.  

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March Demo Days
Ping Fitting Day: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Hidden Cypress Driving Range
Club fittings from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and putter and wedge fittings from 1–2 p.m. Please contact Kevin Foley at (843) 705-4017 to schedule a fitting. Ping clubs are also available at Argent Lakes Golf Club.
 
Cleveland and Srixon Golf: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at Hidden Cypress Driving Range
Come hit the latest irons and woods from Srixon Golf and Cleveland wedges. Please contact Kevin Foley at (843) 705-4017 for any questions. Cleveland wedges are also available at Argent Lakes Golf Club. 

      
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Get Golf Ready in Five Days
Get Golf Ready in Five Days returns this spring with dates in March, April and May. If you have always wanted to play golf or be reunited with the game in a beginner-friendly environment, this is the program for you. The program consists of five 90-minut classes over six days. Click here for a schedule. Cost is $99. Golf clubs are available for those who need them. Proper golf attire is required. Sign up at Argent Lakes Golf Shop or contact Kevin foley at (843) 705-4017 or Kevin.Foley@schhca.com

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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. There is one ladies left hand set and one men’s left hand set remaining.
 
There is also a closeout sale on Wilson Demo Clubs.
Click here to see the list of clubs available.     


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March Golf Clinic Calendar
Perfect your putt or smooth out your swing with golf clinics at Sun City's courses. Click here for the March 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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Hole-In-One Reports
John Harten had a hole-in-one February 28 at Okatie Creek Golf Course on hole 12 for 120 yards. He used a 9 iron. This event was witnessed by Terry Ash, John Aukema and Tommy Wilkerson.
 
Dan Nelson had a hole-in-one February 28 at Okatie Creek Golf Course on hole 12 for 154 yards. He used a 7 iron. This event was witnessed by Bill Murphy, Gary Jenket and Bob Henderson.
 
Nancy Mihalovic had a hole-in-one March 5 at Okatie Creek Golf Course on hole 12 for 96 yards. She used a number 8 club. This event was witnessed by Ted Brandt, Teresa Brandt and Todd Overholser.     


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Health and Wellness

Pool Deck Cleaning
Lakehouse Pool will be closed for pool deck cleaning from 8 a.m.–noon Monday, March 27.

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Group Exercise Class Cancelation
The 8 a.m. Cardio Sculpt Interval class scheduled for Friday, March 10 at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center is canceled. See the Fitness schedule on page 120 in the March issue of SunSations for a list of group exercise classes. 

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Physical Therapy Corner - Cardiac Rehab and You: Improve Your Cardiac Health and Exercise
10 a.m. Friday, March 10 at Hidden Cypress, Coosaw/New River Rooms
Join us as we discuss ways to improve your cardiac health with exercise. Sign up at Hidden Cypress Fitness Center. Cost is $5. 

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IT Services

Web Maintenance
The community website will be down for scheduled maintenance from 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9 through 8 a.m. Friday, March 10. During this time, the website and the mySun City App will be unavailable.
 

Lifestyle Services

Fees for Event Setup Support
Per the 2017 Schedule of Fees, any Resident, Club, Group or Neighborhood function that requires extra equipment or manpower, or is hosting a charity benefit without rental fees, shall be subject to a $200 charge for Banquet Setup Technician Support (includes setup and breakdown). Please contact Lexi Lee in Lifestyle Services for more information.

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Handicap Seating Event Ticket Purchases 
There is now a new option for residents who wish to purchase handicap seating. Handicap and companion seating purchases are no longer available online. Please either visit the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall or call Lifestyle Services at (843) 705-4027 to purchase handicapped seating. If companion and handicap spaces have not been sold one week prior to the performance, the companion seats will be released for purchase to the general public. 
 


Movie Change

The Matinee Movie showing of Wild Oats on Tuesday, March 21 is canceled due to maintenance work in Magnolia Hall.  


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Funny Business - Karen Morgan

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Magnolia Hall
5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Pinckney Hall
Born in Athens, Georgia, comedian Karen Morgan’s Southern accent is a glitch in Maine, where she now lives. A former trial attorney and full-time mother, Karen Morgan began a career in comedy, appearing in theaters, comedy clubs and on radio and televisions across the country.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall.


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Saturday Nightlife Featuring The Bobby Ryder Quartet

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Pinckney Hall
Join The Bobby Ryder Quartet as they perform a tribute to Bobby Darin. Tickets are $12.
Click here to buy tickets online or purchase them at the Lifestyle Services desk in Pinckney Hall. 

 

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Upcoming Trips with Lifestyle Services

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. Click here to download the registration form. Registration form and checks can be dropped off at Lifestyle Services. Contact Lorraine Allen Tours at (843) 208-2229 for more information.
 
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.
Click here to download the registration form. Registration form and checks can be dropped off at Lifestyle Services. Contact Lorraine Allen Tours at (843) 208-2229 for more information.
 
Cumberland Island and Fernandina Beach, Florida: Tuesday, April 18. Cost: $120. Travel to this quaint waterfront village of shops, restaurants and boutiques. Lunch is included at a local restaurant before you board a sightseeing boat for a narrated cruise around Cumberland Island, the southern-most of Georgia’s Golden Isles.
Click here to download the registration form. Registration form and checks can be dropped off at Lifestyle Services. Contact Norma Gourley at (843) 705-6774 for more information.

 

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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.  
 
Feature Film Sunday – Neil Young: Heart of Gold: 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Magnolia Hall. Tickets are $5. Enjoy this intimate musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed during the world premiere of his Prairie Wind concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during the summer of 2016. Wine and cheese will be served from 2–3 p.m. in the Magnolia Hall Lobby.  

 

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Clubs and Groups

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 15, best-selling author Brian Thiem will discuss the impact social media attention is having on law enforcement. All Sun City residents are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Phil Wizwer at philwiz@aol.com.

 

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Dog and Pet Lovers Host Speaker from Maranatha Farm
The Dog and Pet Lovers Club will host guest speaker Karen Wilkins from Maranatha Farm Animal Rescue at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Hidden Cypress. All Sun City residents are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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The Okatie Creek Duplicate Bridge Club will continue teaching beginning bridge lessons at 1 p.m. every Saturday through March 18 at the Yemassee Crafts Center card room. Lessons include basic bidding concepts, competitive bidding, bidding and responding with game-forcing hands, defensive strategies and carding. Course syllabus and FAQ available by clicking here. Advance sign up not required; $5 per session. For more information, call Ed Bailey at (770) 490-8338.

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The SunScribers will host "WORDS... Written, Read and Sung" from 6–9 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 at the Lakehouse. The event will include entertainment, music, readings and book signings by our talented authors. Snacks, coffee and drinks will be available. All Sun City residents are welcome.
 

Food and Beverage

Check out the live entertainment lineup for Okatie Creek Clubhouse:
Chris Paul: 6–9 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. 


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