BRUNSWICK PLANTATION LIVING
RED, WHITE & BLUE EDITION
Welcome to our Red, White, & Blue Brunswick Plantation Community Charities activities. With both Memorial Day and the 4th of July coming up, homeowners here are in full swing to honor both our active and former military personnel. We are kicking off with patriotic bows and flags on every mailbox and lamp post in the Plantation, as well as lines of American flags. On Memorial Day, there will be a special ceremony around the flagpole and names will be read in tribute to their service to the country. The Brunswick Co Sheriff’s Quartet will perform and there will be readings by Plantation residents who have served in the military. Also, there will be a “Memory Circle of Flags” around the fountain for the 4th of July. They will bear the names of loved ones homeowners wish to remember.
To celebrate the 4th of July, a barbeque is planned, and a Parade of Golf Carts decked out in red, white, and blue. Several additional activities are planned to include all our homeowners. These fund-raising activities will allow us to support many charitable programs in Brunswick County.
FUN IN THE SUN
Summer is here and we have broken out the sun screen and are enjoying the three outdoor pools here on Brunswick Plantation. Our Full Moon Parties have started. For many years residents and their friends have gathered at Sunset Beach to celebrate the arrival of a full moon. The next full moon is June 9 and is the Strawberry Moon. Pack your coolers and enjoy a beach evening.
The Tennis Group plays every Sunday and Thursday mornings, and is open to anyone interested in the game—no dues or commitment. We have all abilities, beginner to advanced.
The Pickleball Group invites all residents to join—it is one of the area’s fastest growing sports. They play Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you would be interested in a golf exercise class, it meets every Tuesday, and Yoga is offered on Thursdays. We are lucky to have Brunswick House, our Property Owners’ clubhouse for all our various activities, including card clubs and game nights. We have a number of different activities organized to “keep us in shape.”
The Summer Concert Series is starting up. Sunset Beach concerts are Wednesdays 7-9 pm thru Sept 6 in the gazebo in Village Park on Queen Anne Street. Hickman Crossroads Library continues to host first run movies and is featuring “beach books” for light reading this summer. Library cards are free for all Brunswick Co residents. Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach is celebrating 15 years of stargazing, and is featuring programs on loggerhead turtles—more about these famous turtles in a future edition.
Seashell of the Month: The Key Hole Sand Dollar – This is the treasure we all hope to find while walking Sunset Beach. They are a flat round shell with a felt-like coating and have five radiating slots and a central set of flowerlike gills.
NOTES FROM BRUNSWICK PLANTATION HOMES REAL ESTATE
With new builders and new floorplans, summer is getting exciting here at Brunswick Plantation Homes. Be sure to visit us at: www.brunswickplantation.com, click on Real Estate, and click on the type housing you are interested in. We have condos, townhomes, and lovely single family homes. Our Craftsman Home Series is located in our Smithfield Section, and features six floorplans. If you would like to speak with one of our Brunswick Plantation Homes Sales Agents, call us at 910.845.6928. Mark, David, and Kate await your call.
GARDENING IN THE SOUTH
Hydrangeas: Speaking of summer, Endless Summer Hydrangeas are all the rage as they have a long blooming life, starting in May. Most garden centers have a wide variety of hydrangeas, and now they have even taken the work of making them “blue” or “pink.” Alkaline soil turns the flowers pink, while acid soil turns them blue. You can now buy a pellet product to turn your hydrangeas just the color you want. They do like to be watered regularly. Other sure bets for hot weather color include sweet potato vine (bright lime), impatiens, and lantana.
GOLF YOUR WAY
Magnolia, Azalea, Dogwood: Think these are just flowers?—no, no, these are our three 9-hole championship golf courses. Our summer COUPLES/PARTNERS GOLF has started. Homeowners play with their neighbors on Wednesdays thru October. All residents of BP are eligible to play in this event and golf is followed by dinner at the 19th Hole Restaurant and Lounge, located in the Plantation House.
Our Member/Member Championship is in May. Starting in July our yearly maintenance will take place which will include tees, fairways, and greens. This is necessary to ensure good greens and healthy grass in the years ahead. Happy Golfing from the Pro, Shawn Hicken. Remember, you can obtain accommodations and golf packages at www.brunswickvillas.com.
19th HOLE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: Our on-site restaurant in the Plantation House is currently running Friday night buffets and Tuesday night specials. Everyone looks forward to our chef’s great fried chicken and southern sides.
From “A Taste of Brunswick Plantation Cookbook” by our Ladies Golf Association
HOT CRAB DIP
1 lb lump crab meat 2 tes Worcester sauce
2(8oz) cream cheese 1 tes dry mustard
1 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
5 Tbls mayonnaise 3 shakes garlic salt
Juice of half a lemon Paprika – small amount of milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine and mix well first 7 ingredients, ½ cup cheese, garlic salt, and enough milk to make a creamy mixture. Place mixture in a 2 qt baking dish. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese and Paprika. Bake for 30 minutes until lightly brown and bubbly. Serve with crackers. Party size, serves 24.
Brunswick Plantation Homes and Real Estate Sales is located in the Plantation House here at Brunswick Plantation. We are open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can contact us at 910.845.6928 or by emailing us at Sales@brunswickplantation.com Have a wonderful summer.