Super Bowl XLIX…NFL Duel in the Desert!

superbowl2015_Superbowl_banner_smSuper Bowl XLIX promises to be an exciting “Duel in the Desert” for football fans everywhere! The defending Seattle Seahawks represent the NFC in going against the AFC champion New England Patriots…At the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015!

NFL-Super-Bowl-2015-About-USA-Today-Sports-EventsA Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 1st at the 19th Hole at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® is one of many around the country! Football is such a popular sport in the U.S. and beyond our borders!

Super Bowltom-brady-vs-russell-wilsonThe Seahawks and Patriots are noted as two teams with very different strengths and styles! Patriots’ quarterback, Tom Brady and Seahawks’ quarterback, Russell Wilson are heralded as both having the qualities of accountability and foreward thinking that make them responsible leaders! Though they are polar opposites in style, they are …Both Proven Winners! Both are considered “Elite” Quarterbacks with the ability to Lead and sometimes even “Will” his team to victory!

Tom Brady

tom-brady-240x320Tom Brady, at the age of 37, has been around longer and is a back to back Super Bowl Champion. His experience and ability to stay calm are considered to be some of his strengths. He is also a good decision maker which leads to easy, accurate throws. Brady is the first quarterback to start six title games…Winning three Super Bowl Championships. He is hoping to join his Football Idol, Joe Montana, with four Super Bowl Rings.

Tom was the youngest child and only son of Tom Brady, Sr. and Galynn Brady. There were already three lovely daughters born before Tom. Father and son were inseparable and Tom Sr. had his son playing golf at age 3.  Tom had developed a competitive spirit and distaste for losing by the age of 8 when making bets with his dad.

Tom Brady collageTom is very passionate about the game of football.His teammate, Connolly, says that it is always about “doing what’s best for the team”!  Friends say that though he lives and breathes the sport, he really is a homebody.  He loves to spend time with is lovely wife, Brazilian supermodel, Gisele, and his children. He and Gisele have one son and one daughter, and Tom has a son from a former relationship. Tom is close to all of his children. He is also known to keep up with long time friends.

Russell Wilson

russell-wilson1Russell Wilson, at the age of 26, will be the youngest quarterback to start two Super Bowls, breaking the mark set by Brady. ( Brady was 26 years & 6 months in his second Super Bowl in Feb. of 2004.  Wilson is 26 years & 2 months for his second in this 2015 Super Bowl.) Wilson’s small stature of 5 ft. 11in. Height are considered some of his strengths, as he can be extremely fast! They say he is …As dangerous with his feet as with his arm! Coaches and teammates say they are in awe of his composure mental skills. Richard Sherman notes that, “Russ does all kinds of stuff you never think of…It just works!”

Russel is the son of Harrison (Harry)  and Tammy Wilson. He has an older brother, Harrison IV. Russell’s sister, Anna, is also an accomplished athlete and leads her AAU basketball team at a private school in Virginia. Russell says Anna is the best athlete in their family.

RussellHarry-wilsonRussell Wilson was very influenced by his father, Harrison Wilson III, an  quarterback at Dartmouth…For three State Title Winners. Harrison Wilson also became a well-respected lawyer and member of his community. He told his son to “Always have a great purpose in life.” Harrison and his son discussed often the value of academics, the role of athletics, and the need to  maximize your skills in both. Sadly, Harrison Wilson, debilitated by diabetes & a stroke, passed away in June of 2010…the day after his son was drafted by the Colorado Rockies.

Wilson Kasey-and-RussellRussell’s Mother, Tammy, a legal nurse consultant, raised her son in Faith and good works. Russell became a Christian at age 14 when he says he saw Jesus in a dream. Russell is an active volunteer in the Seattle Community and is a national ambassador for the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association. Russell co-Hosted a 2014 Charity Golf event with NASCAR driver, Kasey Kahne…which raised $220,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of America.


Quarterbacks & Coaches

Brady Tom-QBbradyWilson-QBwilsonBoth quarterbacks have shown great athleticism in basketball and baseball, as well as football! They are well respected by their teammates and adored by fans! Their competitive spirit is apparent though their styles differ , as well as their teams and coaches. The coaching styles are sometimes known as Old-School VS New Age.


Coaches for 2015 Super Bowl Teams

Bill Belichick…New England Patriots

New England Patriots at Washington Redskins 08/28/09The Patriots coach, Bill Belichick, has been head coach with the New England Team since the year 2000.  Owner, Robert Kraft, gave  him near-complete control over the team’s football operations.  This made him effectively the team’s general manager. February 1st, 2015 will be Patriots with Coach Belichick sixth trip to the Super Bowl! A 4th Super Bowl win would break the tie with Coaches Joe Gibbs & Bill Walsh and tie Belinchick for the lead with Coach Chuck Noll.

Coaching continuously various roles in the NFL, he earned his first head-coaching job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991.  This makes Belichick the NFL’s longest-tenured active head coach! Bill seems born into a football family, as Bill’s father, Steve Belichick,  was an assistant football coach at the United States Naval Academy.

USP NFL: MIAMI DOLPHINS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS S FBN USA MABill Belichick’s coaching style is characterized by players as:

  • Strict and ordered. 
  • They credit his emphasis on knowledge, focus, plain hard work!
  • Belichick is to have told them, “The only way to get better in football is to wear pads and actually play football!”
  • They say he does laugh and is even very funny!
  • However, he believes the following…”Playing well is playing well! It’s doing your job!” 
  • “If you want to be better, be better!”

Pete Carroll…Seattle Seahawks

petenfl_u_pete-carroll2_mb_600x400The Seahawks coach, Pete Carroll, took over the Seattle team in 2010. They had their 2014 Super Bowl win under his leadership. Carroll was the head coach for the Patriots for three years…1997 until he was fired in 1999, after a winning season. So, Carroll says about facing the Patriots with the Seahawks in this 2015 Super Bowl: “It’s a little bit personal.”  He then left the NFL and went to coach at the University of Southern California  where he built a powerhouse team with three of his stars winning Heisman Trophies. Carroll is  known as a “New Age” type of coach.

russell wilson & coachCarroll’s coaching style:

  • Great Effort, Great Enthusiasm, Great toughness…Play Smart!
  • Philosophy: Do things better than they have ever been done before.
  • Players say: He is relentlessly positive with constant energy and a cheerful, enthusiastic, encouraging style.
  • He rarely yells and tells players to meditate and get some sleep.
  • He has the team imagine themselves in the big moment and see themselves making the “Big Play”!
  • Carroll’s book “Win Forever” expresses how his early coaching challenges brought forth these truths.


 “Super Bowl” Team Strengths and Styles

Seahawks Offense VS Patriots Defense

(Credits for article to MMQB with Peter King)


Seahawks71qWMpp1FHL._SY355_Seattle’s Best Chance is their Running Game! Russell Wilson’s Legs…Quarterback Mobility, along with Marshawn Lynch & the running game. He has structure to his movement… when Wilson gets Out of Pocket, He has a Plan! In Crunch Time: Wilson becomes more aggressive & a dangerous runner!


patriots710x380-20141223-probowl-announcedPatriots have Best Man Coverage in Football!  Patriots will have to be patient in their running game. Patriots will have a Plan when Wilson extends play.


Super Bowl At University of Phoenix…Glendale, Arizona

 Arizona stadiumIMG_0879University of Phoenix Stadium is an Historic stadium in the Heart of the City of Glendale. The Stadium is a Testament to History and Continuing Tradition of Arizona Football!  Built in 1928 with 7.000 seats to 2015 with 56,000+ seats…Stadium has Old Style Charm and Modern Conveniences!

Every Seat Features:

  • Uncluttered View of the Playing Surface
  • More than half seats provide sweeping Vistas of nearby Santa Catalina Mountains
  • Views of Campus
  • City Skylines

Super Bowl Half-Time Show

 katy-perry-performing-at-prism-iheartradio-theatre_6Katy Perry

 The XLIX Super Bowl Half-Time Show will Feature: Katy Perry…Popular Singer, Songwriter, & Actress!

Katy has chosen to perform some of her Personal “Pop & Rock” Favorites:

  • “Roar”
  • “Fireworks”
  • Hot N Cold
  • Dark Horse
  • American Woman

Lenny+Kravitz+Performing+2008+V+Festival+x-_EBM7KP-slSpecial Guest Star for the Show is Lenny Kravits…singer, songwriter, & musician!

Indina5.201418“The National Anthem”  will be sung by: Idina Menzel

Citi Presents Exclusive John Legend Concert For Citi ThankYou Cardmembers At The Emerson Theatre In Los Angeles Benefitting Teach For America

 “America the Beautiful” will be performed by John Legend!

Super Bowl Party TableSuper Bowl XLIX will be a Night to Remember! Folks at Brunswick Plantation may watch it on the “Big Screen” at the 19th Hole with a Super Football Buffet:

  • Wings
  • Taco and Burrito Bar
  • Potato Skins
  • Vegetable tray
  • Cheese & Cracker tray
  • Cheese & Cracker Tray
  • Chips & Salsa

 Please call: 845-6902 for Reservations…$12 Per Person

 Super Footballthe-lombardi-trophyJoin the “Super Bowl” Football Fun with Family and Friends! Game On!

Credits to: Kevin Dorsey in and  a New York Times article by Aditi Kinkhabwala

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Golf News from the Pro 1.15 by Brunswick Plantation Living

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Hello to All:

Happy New Year everyone! 2015 is here and Mother Nature has been throwing us some curve balls so far. However, our mild winters still average 55 daytime high in January.

The Pro-Shop Staff would like to welcome back our Golf Members. Thank you for all your support! Many new activities are planned for this year. Our social calendar which was mailed out in our 2015 golf dues letter begins January 20 for all Golf Members these are sure to be a lot of fun. At this event we will present the parking spaces that are available for the men’s and ladies 2014 Club Champions. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at these events throughout the year!

New Pro-Shop apparel will arrive in February. I’ve brought back Nike this year not only soft goods but, golf shoes for men and women.

Rob Vaughan, Golf Course Superintendent, continues to keep our course in excellent condition! As the weather allows more tasks and projects will be completed.


For January and February we will remain on our winter schedule, with the tee times beginning at 8:50 am.

              Happy Golfing,


             Head Golf Professional

            Pro-Shop Manager

            Director of Memberships

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Coastal Living News And Events…1.15

Brunswick platation vew collageThe New Year is here and 2015 promises more Fun in the Sun in Coastal Carolina! Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® has the perfect location for events and activities in North and South Carolina! We have a few ideas to get your year off to a Good Start!

Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week

restaurant week24341260_BG2January 8 – 18, 2015 has been declared Restaurant Week and is a Seven-Day Celebration of South Carolina Cuisine at hundreds of participating restaurants! 

From Fine To Casual Dining…Participating restaurants  feature Special Menu Items, Promotions, and Discounts. Diners can sample the newest restaurants, dine at old favorites, and taste a variety of exceptional dishes being prepared by chefs at a great value for customers!

There is still time to enjoy this Grand Strand Event that includes restaurants in Little River…Including “The Brentwood” and “The Parson’s Table” ! Check out more @


Taste of the Inlet

January 25, 2015…At Inlet Mall, 20125 Highway 17 Bypass

taste-of-the-inletTaste of the Inlet…Local restaurants and chefs will showcase their signature dishes in a delicious Tasting Feast. Food and Dessert tastes will range from $2 to $4.  Proceeds will benefit Murrels Inlet 2020, a 501c3 Non-Profit Community Revitalization Organization.More Info @ Phone: 843-357-2007


 Conway Chocolate Walk

 January 31, 2015…11am – 3pm On Third Avenue in Downtown Conway

Conway chocolate280Spend a Saturday afternoon exploring the shops and restaurants of Downtown Conway while enjoying Chocolate Treats prepared by the businesses.  With 30+ Businesses Participating…There will be more chocolate than even the biggest chocolate-lover could enjoy in one afternoon! So, fill your Take Home Bag and savor your goodies another day! Ticket donation is $18 Per Person. This event is always a sell-out and tickets are limited, so reserve your today!  Phone: 843-248-6260.


 Martin Luther King, Jr. March & Celebration

MLK Southport54ad53d839b6d.imageJanuary 18 & January 19, 2015…Southport, N.C.

Sunday, Jan. 18th, A Memorial March will begin at 3pm from the Parking Lot of ILA Hall …On the Corner of 10th & Lord Streets in Southport! Following the march will be a Youth Program in the Hall @ 3:45pm.

Monday, January 19th @ 8am…Annual Roundtable Breakfast at the Murrow Hall @ Trinity United Methodist Church. Breakfast Tickets are $12.  Phone: 910-457-5144…For more Info.


 Black History Month – Cruising the Line: African American Sailors

Maritime museum NC1365798211.2ILI.MMSignFebruary 7, 2015…9am – 5pm @ The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. NC

In conjunction with Black History Month, The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport will expand its Civil War exhibit to include “Cruising the Line; African American Sailors”.

Learn about the men who escaped enslavement and enlisted in the Union Army patrolling off Southport’s coast. Joining the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, these mariners were instrumental in blockading good vital to the Confederate war effort.

As part of the permanent exhibit, a reproduction Union Navy uniform is on display.

North Carolina Maritime Museum address…204 E. Moore St., Southport, NC 28461   Museum Phone: 910-457-0003


2015 Freedom Rally Event/Carolina Has Talent

CHT_logo-248x300January 17, 2015…5pm @ Wheelwright Auditorium, Coastal Carolina University Campus (108 Spadoni park Circle )

Thrilling Musical Event Tribute to Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.! Carolina Has talent is an annual event that brings together musical talent of all genres from around the state to compete for cash prizes.


 2015 Freedom Rally Event/Grand Freedom Parade

January 19, 2015…11:45am

Freedom rallyindexThe Three Day Freedom Rally culminates with a Community Wide Parade that Features:

  • Local Businesses
  • Floats
  • Bands from Across the State

The Parade Route will begin at the Pelican Baseball Field, turn down 21st Avenue and then right onto Carver Street in Myrtle Beach where stands will be available for the public. (Address:1251 21st Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach,SC )

This attraction that continues to grow promises to be one of the Highlights of the 2015 King Day Celebration!


 32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 5K and 15K

Grand Strand Runner6343050_GSaturday, January 24, 2015…9am…On Main Street in North Myrtle Beach

Both races start at 9am:  More Info and Registration @ 



 Myrtle Beach Marathon

MBMarathonlogo150Saturday, February 14, 2015…Half Marathon Starting @ 6:30 am …Just North of Grissom Parkway & 21st Ave. N. With Finish in the Parking Lot of Field at Pelican’s Ball Park.

mb marathon 2012The Myrtle Beach Marathon is an Annual tradition that attracts thousands of people from All over the country.The course is described as…”Fast, Flat, & Beautiful”!

Information and Registration @

Flowers by Chagall: A Lecture by Vivian R. Jacobsen

marc chagallimagesTuesday, January 27, 2015…10:30am – Noon…At Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum @ 3100 South Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, SC

“Art is the increasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers – and  never succeeding.” Such were the words of Marc Chagall.  A passion for nature in the form of flowers, trees, birds, and animals fill the artworks in every form of his magnificent creations. This lecture will bring this concept of how Chagall brought his love of flowers to his numerous works of art.

Maritime Valentines

maritime valentines1411496900.y7y8.maritime-valentines-nc-maritime-muSaturday, February 14, 2015…1pm – 3pm…@ NC Maritime Museum at Southport, NC

Love is in the Air and On the Sea at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. Show that special someone you care by creating a Valentine they will “Knot” Forget! Activities are appropriate for All Ages, so bring along the Family and Enjoy Valentines’ Day Together!

Price Range: $3 Per Person…Call the Museum to Register: Phone 910-457-0003


La Belle Amie Vineyards

Valentine’s Bonfire

LaBelleAmie winesSaturday, February 14, 2015 …Noon to 5pm

Enjoy Live Music, Wine, and the Beauty of the Vineyard!  Bring a Lawn Chair & a Good Friend and relax!

 Cost: $5 Per Person…Info @  Or Call: 843-399-WINE (9463)


 National Shag Championships

ShagLogo2015Friday,January 30 & Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8pm…@ The Spanish Galleon at the OD Beach & Golf Resort (End of Main Street in N. Myrtle Beach)

shag collage PicMonkey-Collage-shagShag is the South Carolina National Dance…Enjoy the Prelims of the National Shag Dance Championship in Myrtle Beach…General Admission is $20 Per Night .  Go To:  for Information…No Reserved Seating.

The Horry County Museum…“Tanked” Aquarium

Horry-County-Aquarium“Get Tanked”The Horry County Museum Fresh water Aquarium was Featured on Animal Planet’s Hit Reality Show “Tanked”!  Come by the museum & check out this unique custom made aquarium that details aquatic life in our local rivers & lakes!

Horry C. MuseumindexThe Horry County Museum (805 Main St. in Conway, SC) opened to the public in 1981. The museum focuses on the history, pre-history, & natural history of Horry County, SC, and educates the public about these subjects through Exhibits and Out-Reach Programs and Events.  Info:  Or Phone 843-915-5320


Odell Williamson Auditorium

 Odell Williams auditorium

Emile PamdolfiindexThursday, January 22, 2015…7:30pm   Emile Pandolfi with Dana Russel

Doors open at 7pm.




Friday, February 6, 2015…7:30pm…”Celebrating the Dream” Concert : Tenors…Cook, Dixon, & Young with Marva Robinson!

Box Office Phone: 910-755-7416  Or visit

 LBS_Logo_RGBLong Bay Symphony

 Check Out Website @

Sunday, January 25, 2015…4pm @ Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center (3302 Grisson Parkway, Myrtle Beach)

daria 14_216x144“Musical Postcards” Featuring Daria Rabotkina, piano soloist

  • Chabier…Espana
  • MendelssohnSymphony No. 4 (Italian”)
  • Ravel …Piano Concerto in G
  • Rimsky-KoraakovRussian Easter Overture

Reservations: Phone: 843-448-8379 


LBSyouthWednesday, February 11, 2015…7:30pm @ Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center (3302 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach)

Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

General Admission…Phone: 843-448-8379  Tickets can also be Purchased at the Door.


long Bay SymphonySaturday, February 21, 2015 @ 7pm @ Myrtle Beach High School Music & Arts Center (3302 Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach)

Broadway Dancing and Romancing II…A Myrtle beach Rotary Club and the Long Bay Symphony Spectacular…Featuring songs from classic and contemporary  Broadway with singing and dancing!

Reservations…Phone: 843-448-8379

Tickets may also be reserved at these Long Bay Symphony Events @

 Barefoot Landing Events

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Check Out Website for Barefoot Landing @

Alabama Theatre…Guest Concerts

All Alabama Theatre Concerts can be Reserved By Phone @ 1-800-342-2262 Or @

Guest Concerts

Gail Bliss websiteFriday, January 16 & Saturday, January 17 @ 7pm

“A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline” Starring Gail Bliss


Wednesday, January 21…7:30pm

McCooDavisMarilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr….Lead Singers of the Original 5th Dimension (Benefiting The Pardue Family “Children In Need” Fund)


Eddie_Miles_Christmas ShowSaturday, January 24…7pm

Eddie Miles : A Salute to Elvis and Country Legends!


GTAT_Grant-TurnerSaturday, January 31…7pm

Ricky Mokel Comedy Show Starring Grant Turner… As Ricky Mokel


shoji-tabuchi-showSaturday, February 14…7pm

Shoji Tabuchi…Famous Japanese Fiddler & Violin player




House of Blues Events

Check Out “House of Blues” @


Friday, January 16 @ 8pm…Chippendales “Get Lucky Tour

Reserve @ Phone 843-272-3000

NOTE: 18 Years Plus valid ID Required.


 House of Blues Shows and Activities Include:

HOB-MMTmystery dinnerMurder Mystery Dinner TheatreInteract Comedy “Who DUNNIT” $42 Per Person (Includes Tax & Gratuity) Recommend 13 & Up with Parent Discretion. Check schedule online @  Or Call 843-272-3000 for Reservations Or More Info.




 house-of-blues-gospel-brunchSundays…9am – 2pm…Gospel Brunch

Portraits of Kirk Franklin at House of Blues Dallas on March 21, 2013.

Featuring Kirk Franklin 

Admission: $29 for Adults,  $14.50 Children 7 – 12 , and Children Under 7 years of age FREE!



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Delicious Cuisine is a mix of American and International dishes created by House of Blues Band of Rockin’ Chefs across America!


  • Breakfast: Saturday…8am – 11:30am
  • Lunch: Saturday: Noon- 4pm
  • Dinner: Monday – Saturday: 4pm – pm
  • Sunday Brunch: 9am – 2pm…Reserve a Table: Phone 843-272-3000



Check Out: House of Blues  Special Events, Offers & Promotions @


Castano’s Italian Steakhouse

Castsano V2547CCFD3623B1437F45094DC5708B2BFriday, January 23, 2015…6:30 – 9:30 My Furry Valentine’ Dinner/Dance Benefit for the NMB Society… Castano’s Italian Steakhouse @ Barefoot Landing, N. Myrtle Beach

castanos2 room & posterEnjoy a a Delicious Three Course Dinner with Live Entertainment provided by Jimmy Z. Come and enjoy the evening while raising money and awareness for NMB Humane Society. Please call Darleen Brown for Reservations …Phone: 843-361-200.



Casanto’s Italian Steakhouse

Happy Hour indexHappy Hour 4pm – 7pm

Enjoy Live Music :

  • Wednesday 6-9pm…Larry Tinnelli
  • Friday 6-9pm…Jimmy Z
  • Saturday & Sunday 6-9…”No Limit”

Check Menus and Special Events @  Restaurant Week Menus @ $30 thru January 18th!


Carolina Opry

gkellior_seated_largeSunday, January 25, 2015…6pm…An Evening With Garrison Keillor, An Evening of Comedy, Class, Charisma, & Wisdom!

Phone for Reservations: 843-913-4000

carolinaopryCarolina Opry At 8901 N. King’s Highway, Myrtle beach, SC…Named by: CNBC as the “Top Attraction of Myrtle Beach”   Visit website @ for Info on Shows:

  • Good Vibrations, Live Music of 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s
  • Thunder and Light…Clogging & Laser Light Show


Local Fitness For The New Year

C.B. Berry rec center buildingC.B. Berry Community  & Historical Center – Vereen Memorial Gardens…2250 HWY 179

 Phone: 843-249-4157

zumba heartZumba Gold Classes…For Folks 30 Years & Up… Tuesdays & Thursdays…9am – 10am    $20 Per Month


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Movement-Works-logo Movement WorksHolistic Dance, Yoga, & Martial Arts Center

 Located at 9500 Ocean Highway West, Calabash, NC.

Check Out Movement Works Class for All Ages and More @

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***For Your Super Bowl Party for Family & Friends***

You may wish to enjoy the Super Bowl at home with Family and Friends.

Here are some local places you might like to order Good Football Food for your Your “Super Bowl Party”! Have Fun!

bellas81cee602d2e2ad310ea7791da6fc888Bella’s New York Pizza & Deli10136 Beach Drive, Calabash, NC…Will Deliver to Your Door!

You can also “Eat In” at Bella’s Pizza & Deli…11am – 10pm Seven Days a Week

Super Bowl Idea …1 Large Pizza with One Topping, 6 Garlic Knots, & A Liter of Soda…$15.99 (Plus tax)

Bella’s Menu Offers:


  • Appetizers
  • Salads
  • Soups
  • Pizza
  • Specialties…Cheese Calzone, Stromoli, Pepperoni Roll, Chicken Or Broccoli Roll
  • Sandwiches
  • Sides…Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Bag of Chips
  • Desserts…Cannoli, Cheese Cake, Chocolate Layered cake
  • Beverages

Check Out Bella’s New York Pizza & Deli for you Super Bowl Football Feast…Call: 910 – 579-0000


Calabash Deli…9929 Rt. 179, Calabash, NC

calabash deli 2 b6c5JsGArjat5sSuper Bowl Idea: SUPER Bowl SUBS7 Inch Or 10 Inch Subs8 Different  Choices PLUS Meatball Parmesan & Chicken Cutlet Parmesan Subs!

Dinners to Go ( Call In @ 910-579-9801 & Pick Up  at Deli) …Or You can Eat In at the Clabash Deli 7am – 7pm Mon – Sat.  8am – 3pm on Sun.

Menu Includes:

  • Eggplant Parmesan Or Lasagna
  • Meat Loaf W/Mac & Cheese
  • Stromoli

calabash-deli-bakeryMenu Includes:

  • Salads From the garden
  • Fresh Homemade Salads
  • Tasty Deli Sandwiches
  • Grilled Selections
  • Fresh Bakery Goods
  • Full Line of Boar’s heaf Brand Meats & Cheese Sliced Fresh By The Pound

Check Out the Calabash Deli @ 


Papa’s Pizza Restaurant…111 Pavilion Drive, Little River, SC

papa's pizzaSuper Bowl Idea: Combo Special! Pizza & Wings Combo…A 16 Inch One Topping Pizza with 30 Wings $37.95 (Extra toppings for $1.50 Each)

Call Papa’s Ahead @ 843-249-3663 And Pick up a Drive-In Widow Or you can Eat In at PaPa’sPizza! Every Wednesday: 10% Off for Senior Citizens 60 Years Young & Up!

papas-pizza-specialsPapa’s Pizza Restaurant Includes:

  • Appetizers
  • Soups & Salads
  • Kickin’ Chicken Wings…(10 Jumbo Wings for $8.95  a Basket)
  • Thirst Quincher Fountain Drinks
  • Pizza…Choice of Crusts, Meats, & Veggies
  • Specialty Pizzas … 11 Choices
  • Calzones
  • Stomboli
  • Entrees
  • Sandwich Board

Check Out PaPa’s Pizza Restaurant @

 As Always, there are a variety of  Interesting places to go and Fun things to do in Coastal Carolina! Folks at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® can enjoy it All! It is also good to live in the Seafood Capital of the World! Come On Down and Join the Fun!





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Brunswick Plantation News and Events 1.15

New Yearsshutterstock_228976606_900_400_90_s_c1The New Year at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® is off to a Great Start with Fun for All! There are clubs, games, movies, fitness activities, entertainment, and special events for friends and neighbors to enjoy together. These are a few that may appeal to you!

Bingo at the Brunswick House

Bingo bright ballsWednesday, January 21stBrunswick House Bingo Games start for 2015…Doors Open at 6:30pm with the First Game Starting at 7pm.  Admission is $10 which covers All Cards for the evening.  Cash prizes with a $125 Jackpot Game!

All proceeds are donated to local charities.  In 2014, $2,500 was donated to Brunswick Family Assistance, Calabash Fire Department, Lower Cape fear Hospice, the Calabash Lions Club, and the Bible Study Back to School Program. Thanks to All who supported the games in 2014! We hope to see you again this year and May Good Luck be with You! Don’t Forget…FREE Popcorn!

Brunswick Plantation Bible Study

bible studyWednesday, January 21st at 4pmAt the  Home of Mary Beth Smith is the first meeting of the New Year for the Brunswick Plantation Bible Study.  A Study by Kyle Idleman called “Not a Fan” consists of six sessions with a 30 minute DVD followed by group discussion of questions presented. Come Join Us…For a lively discussion that is Bible based.  All are Invited!

Movie Night Planned

dallas-buyers-club-2013-03Tuesday, January 27th at 7pm..Our Next Big Movie Night… Showing the Award Winning Movie, “The Dallas Buyers Club”. If you plan to attend, please contact Emily Bonneau at Or Call her at 287-5508 so seating can be planned.

“Wonderful Night of Chocolate” Hosted by: Your Brunswick Plantation Social Committee

Chocoalte quote5ad89e03d53b3ef4a0c710b75f5f9226Please Plan to Join Us…On Sunday, February 15th beginning at 7:30pm at The Brunswick House! Enjoy a “Night of Chocolate” and other Desserts with our own DJ, Jim Bruno playing music and dance requests until 10pm. DJbarras_dj_20091118_1630590143The cost for this evening of Fun, Friendship and Wonderful Desserts is $5 Per person payable with cash Or your check made out to BPPOA now thru February 11th and payable at the Facilitator’s Office.

Guests to bring their own table snacks and beverages as only Coffee/Tea will be provided with the desserts. With Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of Lent on the 18th of February, this may be your last chance before Easter to splurge on those desserts that you are planning to give up for Lent. So, if you didn’t take your best gal or guy out for dinner and dessert on Valentine’s Day, why not come out and meet your Friends and Perhaps even a few New Neighbors! A Minimum of 40 guests is required for sign-up no later than February 11th to avoid cancellation of this event. Please Make Note…No Refunds given after February 11th with the exception that the event is canceled.

Ladies Only Oscar Party

Oscars 2Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 6:30pmJoin the Ladies at the Brunswick House  for the 7pm Broadcast of the Oscar Party! There is No Charge for this Event, but we do ask that you bring snacks to share and, of course, your own beverages.

oscars-imageSince most of the guys could care less about the Oscars and at home the ladies usually wind up watching the show in the “other” room by themselves…Why not make a Night of It and join the rest of the Gals for Really Fun Evening?! If you wish, Glam It Up as if you are going to the Oscars…Or Dress for Comfort in your Favorite PJ’s!  OscarsHeroEither way, please call the Facilitator’s Office to sign up so that we know how many are expected.


Oldies Night with Cecil Chandler

CecilChandlerSaturday, February 7, 6:30pm – 10pm… At The Brunswick House Ballroom!

Join Friends and Neighbors for an Oldies Night with Cecil Chandler!

Bring a Dish to Share on the Food Table set up for the Night!   Please bring your own beverages.   $10 Per Person: Sign Up at the Facilitator’s Office by Jan. 27th. For Questions & To Reserve a Table…Call: Barbara @ 287-5932

Basket Raffles and 50/50…Door Prizes! Join the Fun!

Date Is Set for… Annual Chili Dinner

 chilidinnerMarch 7…Beginning at 6pm…Home Made Chili Dinner At the Brunswick House!

Your Menu for the Evening begins with Salsa and Nachos with Cheese at each table…Followed by a wonderful Tossed Salad with Balsamic Dressing.

The Main Entree for the evening will beThe Social Committee’s very own Special Recipe of Beef & Bean Chili with Homemade Corn Bread!

Dinner will be followed by…Dessert, Coffee/Tea. As always, Guests are to supply all other beverages they wish to consume.

Reservations can be made at the Facilitator’s Office…No Later than Friday, February 27th. Tickets are $8 Per Person, payable in cash Or with your check made out to the BPPOA….No Refunds after February 28. If you have any questions…Please contact Ruth Bracero, the Social Committee coordinator for this event. Hope to see you there!

Streetreach Brunswick CO.Streetreach Program

The Streetreach program is in need of single size shampoos, soaps, conditioners, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. for the clients they serve. One church opens its doors once a week for showers and the single size items work best. Please leave your donations in the basket provided. Thank You! Kathy Mazei

Brunswick Plantation Fitness With Friends

fitness wlakingFree Walking Program

Indoor Walking program on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday at 8am in the Brunswick HouseWith a variety of different DVD sessions so the work is varied.  Some sessions include the use of bands or weights but are not a necessity to gain a rally great cardio workout.A New year calls for a New & Improved You! If you would like some help with that, why not join our Indoor Walking Program? We’d Love to have you! ***Please call Emily Bonneau if you would like additional info Or to be added to the class distribution list so you can be kept informed as to changes/class cancellations.***

Please Note:

  1. All participants following the program do so at their own risk.
  2. This is a FREE Program for All Residents!

Yoga Offerings for 2015

yoga41yC81TBrMLThursday Gentle Yoga at 10am at the Brunswick House Ballroom. This is a gentle class suitable for Every Body, with no pressure on wrists or knees.This class includes setting an intention or affirmation, lining breath to movement, and stretching to imporve mobility and flexibility.  All poses are done seated, supine, or standing to improve muscle tone, balance, strength, and stability. Classes end with along Savasana (Final relaxation) leaving you renewed, relaxed, and vibrant. Modifications will be offered as needed.

Yoga PosterSaturday, Vinyasa Yoga at 10am at the Brunswick House Ballroom. This mixed level class is suitable for both beginner and experienced yogis, recommended for those individuals with few or no physical limitations (Some modifications are available). This is a Fun class including Creative Flow, while linking movement to breath as well as longer holds to build strength, flexibility, and endurance. This class will include Sun Salutations and is considered a vigorous workout by some.  Classes will be held on 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/14, and 3/28.

Cost of Yoga Classes is $5 Per Class.  Please call Michele Dorland at 910-880-2509 with any questions.


Water Aerobics

waterAQUA-AEROBICSBrunswick Plantation offers a water aerobics classMonday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday mornings. Mon., Wed., & Fri. Classes meet at 8am – 9am  AND Sat. Class meets at 8:30 – 9:30am. All classes are held at the Brunswick House Pools, Indoors for Now, and Outdoors by Mid-May, weather permitting!

If you have tried land aerobics or other similar movements and just couldn’t keep up Or found that shoulders, back, knees, or hips couldn’t take the strain…Try Water Aerobics! These are low-impact movements that exercise your core, promote better balance, stretch and work muscles, and give you a good workout, without potential damage. Classes are taught by a certified instructor who shows you how to do each move, and work all parts of the body.

For Rates and Other Information, Call Annette Mauro at 297-4872. All Brunswick Plantation Residents are Invited to Join us for Exercise, Socialization, and FUN!


19th Hole Events


superbowl2015_Superbowl_banner_sm19th Hole Super Bowl Party

Sunday, February 1, 2015…5pm Until ?

Come watch the game on the “Big Screen”!

Food starts at 5pm:Super Bowl Party Table

  • Wings

  • Taco and Burrito Bar

  • Potato Skins

  • Vegetable Tray

  • Cheese & Cracker Tray

  • Chips & Salsa

 $12 Per Person

For Reservations, Please call the 19th Hole at 845-6902


Brunswick Plantation Golf Member Social

golf19407154-happy-senior-man-and-woman-couple-together-playing-golf-and-putting-on-a-green-the-man-is-teaching-tTuesday, January 20th…6-10pm for Golf Members!


Marlissa Dillon, Singer…Performance & Dinner Show

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Enjoy this delightful evening being  entertained by  Marlissa’s beautiful singing and relish a delicious meal for $20 Per Person…Call 19th Hole at 845-6902 for Reservations!

Steve Chapin Concert

Sunday, February 8th…7pm at the 19th Hole

The Steve Chapin Concert…Featuring: Steve Chapin, Jennah Barry, Liam Frier, & Jonathan Chapin 

Chapin , Barry concertSteve Chapin, Harry Chapin’s brother, was Harry’s producer/keyboard player until Harry’s death in 1981. Harry’s big hits were “Taxi” and “Cats in the Cradle” which made him an instant success in the early 70’s. Many folks at Brunswick Plantation may remember Harry from his personal performances in New York!

  • Jennah Barry is a singer, songwriter, and musician from South Shore, Nova Scotia.  Jennah has a fantastic voice and specializes in singing Old Standards and often performs with Steve Chapin and The Steve Chapin Band.

  • Liam Frier is a talented musician with Jennah’s Band.

  • Jonathan Chapin is Steve Chapin’s son and a talented musician who also performs in the Steve Chapin Band.

    Steve and Jennah poster 2015 NC with hairline fringe (2)(1)The Group are on Tour in North Carolina and sing Harry’s favorites plus songs by Steve and other singers. You may recognize some of your old “Standard” favorites from Gershwin, Cole Porter, up to Bob Dylan!  Join a Fun Evening at the 19th Hole…$20 Per person & $35 Per Couple. Reservations at the 19th Hole…Phone: 845-6902

Future Upcoming 19th Hole Events…Additional Info Coming Soon!


Larry Tanelli Presents Dean Martin and Connie Francis…Dinner Show

Thursday, February 12th…Dinner @ 6 and Show at 7pm

mardi grasindexMardi Gras Party with Cheryl Z

Tuesday, February 17th

tropical jammersTropical Jammers…Dinner Show

Saturday, February 28th

EmbersThe Embers…Popular Singing Group Entertainment

Thursday, March 12th

Elvis Michael slkolik 300x300MSJR Productions Present Elvis and Friends…Dinner Show

Saturday, March 21st…Check then out on Facebook – Michael Sokolik Jr.

Brunswick Plantation Golf Member Social

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parrotheadParrot Party…Dinner Show

Thursday, April 9th


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Liverpool – Carolina’s Beatles Experience and Dinner Show

Saturday, April 25th

Additional Information Coming Soon for These Future Events at the 19th Hole!

Brunswick Activites Views CollageBrunswick Plantation and Golf Resort® has so much going on for everyone to Enjoy to start the New Year!  Folks in this dynamic community can have FUN with Friend and Neighbors All Year Long!  Looks like 2015 is Another Good Year at Brunswick Plantation! Happy New Year to You and Yours!


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Smart Spending Tips Monthly January 2015 by Brunswick Plantation Living

smart spendingHere at Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort, a coastal Carolina gated community, we believe Smart Spending is part of A Better Way of Life.  Want to save hundreds OR thousands? Take 5 minutes and read on to learn how in Smart Spending Tips Monthly January 2015.

Best Buys on After Christmas Sales….

Those of us looking for deals will find plenty after the holidays this year.  Many sellers launched sales on December 25!.  Read on to find out what the best deals will be.

winter-apparel-16963787Apparel. Some apparel sellers launch their biggest sales of the year after Christmas and holiday season.  Look for price drops from 25-50% already discounted items from stores like the Gap, Macy’s, Express, Children’s Place and Banana Republic.  And don’t forget these stores may have other coupons available for discounts on top of discounts.  Check out their online outlet stores for huge discounts as well.

Beauty products. Beauty products were on sale before Christmas but prices will drop even more after.  Look for 20% off clearance items at stores like Sephora and Bath and Body Works.

Electronics. For people who didn’t buy electronics during Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales, don’t fret.  You’ll find several tech gadgets on sale after Christmas.  Look for big price drops in late January after the International Consumer Electronics show when sellers want to move the 2014 models to make space for the 2015 units.  And of course wait until late January/early February for big Super Bowl sales on HDTV’s.



Holiday items.  Looks for 50-75% markdowns on party supplies, bags, candy, bows, decorations, and generally anything with holiday branding on the package.  Also, find discounts on holiday lighting, power strips, and artificial trees.



Luxury brands. Find sales from 25%-70% from sellers like Saks, Calvin Klein, Brooks, Brothers, and Tory Burch.  Other higher end brands won’t be discounted as much but will have sales on some items.





winter apparelOuterwear. It may just be really getting cold where you live but coats and other cold-season items will start to be put on sale.  Looks for discounts and coupons form retailers like Patagonia, Columbia, Mountain Hardware, REI, and Sierra Trading Post.







Toys. Need to get something for your grandkids’ birthday?  Find price drops starting at 60% off at sellers like Target, Walmart and Amazon.  




We hope you found these tips to be helpful.  At Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort we really believe SmartSpending is part of A Better Way of Life.  Interested in learning more about A Better Way of Life at Brunswick?  CLICK HERE

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Brunswick Plantation…A Southern Dream in Motion

Fountain-Collage-for-Blog-PostBrunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® started with a dream and a vision of building a community displaying the character of “Southern Hospitality”! The community was the vision of three friends who cherished their Southern Culture and Lifestyle. Mason Anderson and his friends, Jimmy McLamb and Tripp Sloane, had this idea and dream in mind when the first tract of land for Brunswick Plantation was purchased in May of 1989 and opened the Plantation back in 1991.

Southern Hospitality/Representing Brunswick Plantation

southern***According to the Standards of Conduct for All Company Employees and Representatives of Brunswick Plantation…Southern Hospitality is the following…

Native Southerners know what “Southern Hospitality” means. It means making eye contact and speaking to people if you are close enough to do so…It means waving to people if you aren’t close enough to easily speak to them…It means referring to people by name if you know it, and making an effort to learn the person’s name if you don’t already know it…It means smiling and being friendly to people when you are dealing with them…It means being dressed neatly and with good personal grooming and being neat…It means speaking to and treating people like you would like to be treated if you were the other person.

BP WaveSmilebox_9993571Everyone I have met here has felt the warmth and friendliness of Southern Hospitality. Mason says, “Southern Hospitality is what Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort is all about!” 


Vision of “The Dream”

BP Now EntranceMason Anderson, Jimmy McLamb and Tripp Sloane share a Vision of their “Dream Community” of Southern Hospitality, Southern Architecture, and Southern Landscaping to create a True Oasis of Southern Culture! Entering this charming gated community one is impressed with the median landscaped with its treasured Avenue of Oaks, reminiscent of those of early Plantations of the South. As you pass the green trees and manicured hedges, the flowers in a harmony of hues and seasonal foliage “Welcome You” to this Southern Paradise!

BP Framed Planatation HouseSavoring the scene as you pass by, you approach a tiered, cascading fountain with water trickling down one level to another and spilling into the circular pool surrounding it. The perimeter of the pool is landscaped with bright clusters of flowers, while a ground level of floral clusters extend onto the vibrant green lawn beyond. It is apparent why this particular scene is a favorite photo backdrop of “Destination Weddings”!

The impressive white-columned Plantation House is modeled after those of historic Southern Plantation. The spacious front porch invites you to “Make Yourself at Home” in one of the wide, white wooden rockers. You may want to have a chat with friends before entering the decorative doors adorned with beveled glass framed by sculpted wood.

BP PlantationHosue  InteriorAs you enter the Plantation House, you are facing the decorative winding staircases that look as if Scarlet O’Hara may come floating down the steps at any time. To the left are the Brunswick Plantation Real Estate Offices for your convenience. To the right is the Golf Pro Shop where you can book your next golf outing and choose an outfit that says…Golf Chic ! You can go directly to the 19th Hole where you and friends, old and new, can share a conversation with tasty food and a “Toast” to the Southern Culture!

Mason, Jimmy, and Tripp wanted this to be a community and vision of Southern culture that they would be proud to call home.  Mason and Jimmy have made their homes at Brunswick Plantation. They all meet each week to talk and discuss plans to keep their Dream in Motion in the Future!

Love of the Land

Wildlife-collage 2These three developers have a sincere “Love of the Land”.  Their original purchase of 650 acres has been expanded to 1,750 acres. As they saw that  some developers had destroyed trees and vegetation on the land for development, they took steps to be sure that never happened to Brunswick Plantation. It was assured through a Permanent Conservation Easement given in perpetuity to the Smokey Mountain National Land Trust, Inc. for all the land that comprises the 27 holes of Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort. The purpose of the Conservation Easement is to preserve and protect the many native species of trees, shrubs, herbs and the many species of wildlife located in the area. Another purpose is to preserve the scenic views of the creeks and open vistas associated with the golf course. The “Love of the Land” is always apparent here!

Unfolding  The Dream…Vision to Reality

“Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of coming attractions.” Albert Einstein

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Jonathan Swift

Important elements of making a vision a reality include:

  • Where are you coming from?
  • What are your roots?
  • Who are your colleagues?

BP Developers Now & Then 2It is clear that Mason, Jimmy, and Tripp are all coming from the same core values of Southern Culture. They remain true to their Southern Roots! As colleagues , they feel blessed to share a long-time friendship and trust! Their vision of a community with Southern Values and Lifestyle are important to keeping their Dream in Motion!

It also takes courage to make a vision a reality!

You Must Risk:

  • Money
  • Time
  • Reputation

English Novelist, Thomas Hardy:

Good Business Leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, Passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to Completion!

Brunswick Plantation is the Product of this type of Good Leadership!

Mason and Ann…The Dream Team

Ann & MasonBeside every successful man, is a smart and equally successful,  supportive woman!

I recently talked with Ann and Mason Anderson about their life and following the Dream of creating Brunswick Plantation! Ann was with Mason…All The Way!  As she said she knew it was his Dream. She went along with it and did everything she could to make it come true. They really worked as a Team…And quite a Successful Team!

Young Love…Ann and Mason were married 58 years ago! They had one daughter, Deborah, known as DL to her family. Mason earned a degree in agricultural economics at Clemson. His first job was for Ralston Purina, where he worked as a district sales manager for seven years. During this time he saved up to go to law school at UNC, Chapel Hill…Graduating with honors.

When her daughter was in first grade, Ann started college.  At first, she commuted to East Carolina with three other ladies. She majored in French with credits also in English. When Mason started law school and they moved to Chapel Hill, she transferred to college there and the family lived in student housing.

After graduating from law school, Mason worked in law and teaching in Jacksonville. The N.C. Court of Appeals was formed at that time and Mason was the clerk to the Chief Justice and commuted to Raleigh from Jacksonville. His sister lived in Raleigh and he could stay with her when he worked there.  Mason also taught summer school sessions at N.C. State in Raleigh.

French lang.1200Ann got a teaching job at her first interview and feels that “The Lord was with us!” She taught French and English, and really enjoyed teaching! She said she had wanted to be a French teacher since high school. Ann says she was influenced by her own high school French teacher! It is also interesting that when she would later teach in Brunswick County, Tripp Sloane and his sister, now the mayor of Ocean Isle, were two of her students.

Mason wanted to open a law firm in Shallotte, as he grew up in this area. So, in 1968 the family moved to Shallotte.  As luck would have it, the junior high school in here was just changing from having Spanish classes to teaching French. So, Ann taught French there for 6 years…Another Blessing! When Mason opened his law office, Ann worked with him at the law firm for 20 years.

Their daughter, Deborah, now lives and teaches in New York.  Their granddaughter, Rhiannon,  has graduated from American University and is a teacher and yoga instructor, working in public schools and studios in Washington, DC. NamastePoemShe is on the Board of Directors of Yoga Teachers and is going on a trip soon to teach yoga in Haiti.

Planning the Community and Street Names For Brunswick Plantation

Leaders: Vision = Passion + Planning + Pursuit + Patience…Brian Logue

Mason says that the community of Brunswick Plantation was researched and planned before any building was started. The Land Company morphed into a Building Company. Mason looked at other golf communities in North and South Carolina. Since, the idea was for Brunswick Plantation to embrace the Southern Style and Culture, that was important.

BP 2 EntrancesThe Outline of Vision at the beginning…By partners, Mason, Jimmy, & Tripp, was the vision of building a Community, and started with A Dream! The first sales office was modular with low infrastructure and no buildings. A picture was drawn by the architect with the rendering of a building. A site was picked for the Plantation House and codified into architectural detail.

Ann and Mason got street maps and looked up authentic Southern names for communities or cities. They got maps from Virginia, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana. Streets at Brunswick Plantation are named for southern cities, towns, and plantations. As an example, Nottaway was the name of a plantation in the south.

BP Smithfield682908 5Ann and Mason studied them. Ann named most of the areas and streets. An interesting note is that Smithfield is named after the parents of the family from whom that tract of land was purchased. That was part of the bargain with the family who sold it, and it fit into the pattern of cities.

The Dream in Motion

Mason says that Brunswick Plantation is all ready to produce within the land plans and building.  The core values and framework are in place and the Dream of a Southern Culture and Lifestyle is in Motion! The Southern Hospitality is shared by all as everyone waves, speaks, and Welcomes you to the “Family” of Brunswick Plantation!

BP Energy-Saving-SolutionsMason is confident that Kevin Anderson, as the Building and Construction Manager for the company, has the vision and the skills to “Keep the Dream Alive” into the future! Keeping the Dream Alive is truly a Team Effort. Retiring manager, Todd Helf,  has also been a integral member of Building the Dream!

BP collage weddingMason has stated in his writing,” We have become a desirable and popular destination resort and wedding site…“That, in my opinion, is a compliment to our community and its beauty..And we see it every day…What a Blessing!”

Live the Life You have Imagined… Henry David Thoreau

Brunswick Activites Views CollageMason says…”People Bought the Dream!”  What a Blessing! Join the “Dream in Motion” at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® ! We’d love to “Welcome You” to the Brunswick Plantation Family! Hoping to see Ya’ll soon in Coastal Carolina!

resolutions02fa8c07f02ff4af33dbd06f94e2aef4Come enjoy the Brunswick Plantation Golf Resort!  The Resort Mission Statement is:

To exceed the expectations of every guest by providing a great experience  every time!








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New Year’s Resolutions…Past and Present!

new-year-s-resolutionsHappy New Year! Every Year is a New Beginning with a Future Bright with Possibilities for You & Yours! Many folks everywhere , including Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® ,make New Year’s Resolutions to guide them through the year.

Janus1museumThere is a long history beginning as far back as the Babylonians who made resolutions in March with the month  changed to January by the Romans. January gets its name from Janus, the two-faced god who looks backwards into the old year and forwards into the new! Janus was also the patron and protector of arches, gates, doors, doorways, endings, and beginnings. janus1There is a statue of Janus on the bridge, Ponte Frabricio, which crosses the Tiber River in Rome to Tiber Island, surviving from its original construction in 62BC during the time of Julius Caesar. To this day it is believed that if you touch the Janus head as you cross the bridge, it will bring good fortune!

New-Year-Celebration-In-Rome-ItalyThe custom of setting “New Year’s Resolutions” began during this time in Rome.  Resolutions were made with moral flavor, mostly to be Good to Others! When the Roman Empire took Christianity as its official religion in the 4th century, these moral intentions were replaced by Prayers and Fasting.

  • Later in Colonial America, the Puritans avoided indulgences associated with the New Year’s celebrations and other holidays in the 18th century.  Though they avoided naming Janus, they called the First Month, January.  The Puritans urged their children to skip the revelry and spend their time… Reflecting on the Year Past and Contemplating the Year to Come! In this way… They adopted again the old custom of Making Resolutions! These were thought of as ways to:

  • Commitments to Better Employ Their Talents

  • Treat their Neighbors with Charity

  • Avoid their Habitual Sin

Popular Resolutions Today

The Pittsburgh Press published a Popular Top Ten List…Taken from Recent Polls for this Year. Perhaps some of them are on You List of New Year’s Resolutions:resolutions2-newyear-resolutions-1

  1. Spend More Time With Family & Friends

  2. Fit in Fitness

  3. Tame the Bulge

  4. Quit Smoking

  5. Enjoy Life More

  6. Quit Drinking

  7. Get Out of Debt

  8. Learn Something New

  9. Help Others

  10. Get Organized

 New Year’s Resolutions and Quotes

Many People have made Resolutions and Offered Quotes for and Healthy and Happy New Year!  The following are a few that may Inspire or Amuse You! Enjoy!

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 resolutions2015-beach-500x331Looking Forward to Welcoming You to the Beach in Coastal Carolina! Folks at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® Wish You and Yours and Very Happy 2015! Join us for Fun in the Sun and Great Golf in the Seafood Capital of the World!resolutions02fa8c07f02ff4af33dbd06f94e2aef4






Credits for history of this article to: Bill

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Christmas Wisdom for You and Yours!

Christmas-Quotes-For-FriendsChristmas is a Time of Year to Sow the Seeds of Love and Good Cheer! Christmas is the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Our Holy Savior. Christmas has many traditions and ways to honor the Love of the Lord and Each Other! Folks at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ®… Feel the Glow of Love this Season and Extend that Joy to You! Please enjoy the the quotes of people from Now & Times Past that share the Wisdom of Christmas!

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Wishing You a Merry Little Christmas Day!  Christmas Day is Here, Sing a song of Christmas Cheer!


May the Magic of Christmas Remain in Your Heart and Mind All Year Through!

Wishing You and Yours a Happy Christmas Day and Happy New Year!

 God Bless You Every One!

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Golf News from the Pro 12.14 by Brunswick Plantation Living

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Season’s greeting’s to all member’s and property owner’s!

Winter Season: Winter pro-shop hours. December 1st -February 28th.
8 am to 5 pm.

Our first tee-time is 8:50 am.

Member Social: For those who attended our Member Christmas social, remember to use your certificates before the end of 2014. They will expire 12/31/2014.

Event:  Thanks to Rob and his staff for a job well done setting up our first annual superintendents revenge. All who played loved it. Rob has many new ideas for 2015 revenge event.

Tip: For those wanting to improve his/her golf game in 2015, practice your chipping and putting.

Have a Merry Christmas!

              Happy Golfing,


             Head Golf Professional

            Pro-Shop Manager

            Director of Memberships

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Coastal Living News and Events 12.14


Clayton Newsletter CollageIt’s beginning to look a Lot Like Christmas …All Along Coastal Carolina, especially around our Community at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® ! The Spectacular Christmas Lights at Clayton’s Pond inspire the Christmas Spirit when folks gather to share the Joy of the Season!

Coastal Living Winery Events

LaBelle Amie Winery…Little River, SC

 Lac_Belle_Amie_Winery_234742Saturday, December 27…Yuletide Music & Bonfire (Noon -5pm …$3)

Saturday, January 3, 2015 …New Year’s Bonfire (Noon – 5pm…$3)

 WINE Wednesdays at La Belle Amie

***December 17***Music By: Ed Torres (12:30 – 4:30)***Admission FREE!

La Belle Vineyard-4Every Wednesday, Under the Pavilion…A Little Wine, some Hot Dogs on the Grill, & a Guided Walking Vineyard Tour at 2:30 (Weather permitting)….Plus Half-Priced Wine tastings!…Cheers!

Bring a Friend & a Lawn Chair and Enjoy the Music, Wine, & Beauty of the Vineyard!   Phone: (843) 399-WINE (9463)


 Silver Coast Winery…Ocean Isle, NC

silvercoastwineryFriday, December 19…4-6pm   Silver Coast Winery Invites YOU to Their UGLY Holiday Sweater & Cookie Exchange Party!

Wear your UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER and Bring 3 Dozen of your FAVORITE HOLIDAY COOKIES to exchange (1 Dozen to Taste & 2 Dozen to Exchange)  Bring your own container to fill @ 6680 Barbeque Rd., Ocean Isle,NC

***Silver Coast Winery***Friday Night Music …4-6pm***

john-cubito-300x264“Come Join the Fun”  with John Cubito every Friday Night in December! 

Ongoing Art Show in the Gallery!

More @ 910-287-2800 Or


 Calabash…Holiday Info!

Calabash New Year’s Eve Annual Bonfire

calabash-ncBegins at 8:30pm on December 31st…On The Riverfront at Hurricane Fleet Parking Lot!  Elvis is performing Again! Happy New Year!

Another FREE Event!



hp2015There will be a meal of Ham & Scallop Potatoes served with Green beans & Rolls! OR Enjoy a Hot Bowl of Clam Chowder!  Hot Tea, Coffee, Cider, & Cocoa along with a variety of Sweet treats!

 Calabash Holiday Shopping

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Lydia’s Unique Handcrafted Gifts…Lydias food collageTasting Delights on Thursday afternoons!

Great Gifts For You & Your Friends At Lydia’s at Low Country Shops…10138-1 Beach Drive SW in Calabash, NC!  NOTAHUGEFANOFNORMAL.COM


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Wind Willow Spices and Unique Gifts Galore!

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Jewels & Clothes for baby and MOM!

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 NFL Gifts …Anything for Football, NFL & College, too!

Bamboo Boutique

Bamboo BoutiqueBamboo Boutique in Low Country Shops in Calabash has Eco Friendly & Soft Socks, Clothes, Kitchen, Bed & Bath Gifts for You & Your Friends! Stop by: Monday – Saturday…10am – 6pm for your shopping Pleasure!

 Sacred Willow Spa

The Sacred Willow Spa…A Quiet Oasis in the Heart of Calabash at Calabash Plaza…10140 Beach Drive SW

Sacred willow C ollageThe Sacred Willow Spa is the Perfect Place to Relax & Rejuvenate during the hectic Holiday Season…Or Anytime! Gift Certificates for Massage, Facials, and Refreshing Treats for Body & Soul… Are available for Family and Friends!   Phone: 910-575-7707  More Info @

Delicious Dining for Christmas Or New Year’s Eve in Coastal Carolina

Parson’s Table

parson's Table LR CollageParson’s Table, Lovely Venue in Little River, SC…Holidays & Every Day!

Open Christmas Eve & New Year’s …Info & Reservations OR Call: 843 249-3702

Un-Wine Fridays…Enjoy $10 off any bottle of Wine of Your Choice!

 Closed on Christmas Day & January 1st thru 9th…Reopening on Friday, January 9th!

 Brentwood Holiday CollageBrentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro…The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro , Little River, SC

  Chef Eric  and Kimerlee Masson Invite You!

Christmas Celebration Menu…Three Course Dinner @ $39 with Chef’s Wine Selections & Champagne $16 Additional!

Served: Christmas Eve from 4:00 – 9:00pm & Christmas Day 1:00 to 7:00pm (Entrees From the Regular Menu also available & Children’s menu with Healthy Home Cooking Selection @ $9.95.)

Menu @ Reservations @ 843-249-2601

Merry Christmas & Bon Appetit!!!

Eiffel TowerNew Year’s Eve in Paris…Wednesday, December 31

***Reservations: 4:00 & 4:30pm: New Year’s Menu $45 …Chef’s Wine Selection $19

***Reservations: 5:00pm Until 10:00pm: New Year’s Eve Menu $59…Chef’s Wine Selection $24

New Year’s Eve Menu & A La Carte Entrees @

Midnight Toast to 2015…Reservations a Must Call: 843-249-2601

Bonne Annee! – Happy New Year!

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Castano’s Italian Steakhouse…Barefoot Landing, N. Myrtle  Beach

Darlene and Curtis Brown Invite You!

Christmas Eve Dinner…Full Menu & Christmas Eve Specials Serving 4 – 8pm  

christmas-wishes-quotes-in-italianBuon Natale…Merry Christmas! &  Felice Anno Nuovo!…Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve Party Bash!!!      

Starting at 4pm…Join them for a Top Notch Dinner and NYE Party with a Band that Performs at the Mirage in Vegas!    Come experience the Ultimate Dinner & Dance!  Dinner will be at Castano’s and Fire Island will be the Night Club!

Lots of Party Favors and a Balloon Drop! Menu and Reservations @  Or Call: 843-361-2000

***Castano’s  Weekly Entertainment***

Wednesday Evenings…Larry Tinnelli will be playing from 6pm – 9pm…A variety of tunes to relax & enjoy!

Friday Evenings…From 6pm – 9pm listen to the smooth sounds of Jimmy Z while enjoying Happy Hour from 4pm – 7pm!

Saturday & Sunday…Enjoy the popular Duo “No Limit” from 6pm – 9pm.  This is such an entertaining group that they will get you up on your feet and dancing!


barefoot Princess col.Barefoot Princess New Year’s Eve “Sailebration”!

Happy-New-Year***New Year’s Eve Sightseeing Cruise…2:30 – 4pm…Narration & Music!

***New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise…6 -8pm..Buffet & Music!

***New Year’s Eve Dance & Dessert Cruise…10:30pm – 12:30   Music By: Grammy Nominee, Johnny Cobb!Johnny Cobb Album888174731001.100x100-75

Info & Reservations (Required) @  Or 843-272-2140  & 843-272-6796  Happy Sailing Into The New Year!

Holiday Shows…Live @ Theatres

Alabama Theatre

Alabama Theatre Holiday collageAlabama Theatre Presents…The South’s grandest Christmas Show! NOW Through December 31st, 2014! This Christmas Extravaganza of Song, Dance, & Laughter with Amazing Talent, Holiday Scenery, & Special Effects comes to the Grand Strand for a Spectacular Holiday Musical!

Comedian Ricky Mokel is featured in shows offering his special brand of comedy!

New Year’s Eve has two shows…3pm & 9:15pm!

In Addition to the regular 7:30pm Shows, there is a Show at 2pm on December 20.  Check out the Alabama Theatre @ 1-800-342-2262  learn about the Alabama Theatre & Scheduled Concerts on Barefoot Landing, N. Myrtle Beach, SC @


Carolina Opry Christmas Special

Caroliina opry Christmas 0066C0B884The Carolina Opry Christmas Special is NOW – January 3!  There are evening performances at 7pm, as well as Selectively Scheduled Matinees at 1pm! Please check the website for more info and the Performance Schedule @  You may also call: The Carolina Opry @ 800-843-6779.

The 2014 Carolina Opry Christmas Show is beautifully blended with the Time-Honored Tradition and New Talent mingled with Long-Standing Opry Favorites!

carolina Opfy ChristmasIn addition to the Holiday Brass Section , there are several new vocalists as well as an Award Winning Cast of over 35 Carolina Opry Favorites! “All That”, stars of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, will offer all-new dance material to heat up a cold winter evening – And Some Big Surprises! You will enjoy the fabulous Carolina Opry Dancers – And a Real Horse-Drawn Sleigh and Real Snow!

cmnKicking off along with the 29th Season of the Carolina Opry Christmas Special is an unprecedented campaign to raise $10,000 for the local Children’s Miracle Network Gilmore has arranged several opportunities for patrons to give to local children in need of medical care – Including Santa Landing with balloon rides, paper balloon decorations in theater, and two dedicated performances with $5 of each ticket going straight to “The Children’s Miracle Network”!

CarolinaOprychristmasThe Carolina Opry Christmas Special brings the Warm, Wonderful, and Fun Spirit of Christmas to Life with Music, Comedy, and Dance!


Legends in Concert Christmas with the Rat Pack

Rat-Pack-Christmas-LICMB-2014“Christmas With The Rat Pack & Special Guest Marilyn Monroe”… Features Christmas Classics such as, The Christmas Song, Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, Silent Night, Mary’s Boy Child, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The Show will also FeatureAll the Rat Pack and Marilyn’s Standard Classics that fans have come to Know and Love!

This All-New Production will FeatureAudience Interaction including Sing-A-Longs, Ad Libs, Cut Ups, and Quips throughout the Show!  Fans will be treated to a Musical Journey of The Rat Pack filled with Laughter, Improvisation, and Heart Warming Christmas Memories of Days Gone By!

Shows are at 7pm on December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20NO SHOWs On December 21 – 25. Regular “Rat Pack with Special Guest Marilyn Monroe” Shows on December 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30.

legrends New Year's Eveabout-lg-2-2Enjoy a New Year’s Ever Celebration with the Rat Pack and Special Guest,  Marilyn Monroe on December 31 @ 7pm & 10pm!

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Palace Theatre Christmas Shows

Jersey Nights Christmas Special

jersey-christmas-bannerThe Jersey Nights Christmas Special at the Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach,SC…Celebrating the Best & Most Beloved of Frankie Valli & Four Seasons Plus a Mixture of Holiday Classics! Enjoy Four Magnificent Male Vocalists With Sensational Dancers for a Delightful Evening to Savor for the Season!

Jersey_Nights_Christmas_Special_(003)Jersey Night Christmas Special…NOW through December 20, 2014 (presented in the Palace Theatre Main Auditorium!)

Schedule & Reservations @  Or Phone: 800-905-4228.


 Palace Theatre “Nutcracker”

nutcracker balletEnjoy a performance of “Nutcracker”…A Musical, Christmas Tradition In Partnership with the”Coastal Youth Ballet”

“Nutcracker” Performance Schedule:

  • Monday, December 15 @ 10am (Special School Length Production)
  • Monday, December 15 @ 7pm
  • Tuesday, December 16 @ 10am (Special School Length Production)
  • Tuesday, December 16 @ 7pm
  • Sunday, December 21 @ 2pm & 7pm
  • Monday, December 22 @ 7pm

Reserve Tickets @  Or Call Box Office @ 800-905-4228

 Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner Show

Pirate Voyage Christmas camelsEnjoy Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show…NOW through December 31st! Most Dinner Shows at 6pm…Some also at 4pm Or 8:30pm.

Check Show Schedules & Reserve @  Or Call: (800) 433-4401. (Pirates Voyage is a Dolly Pardon Company!)

***Pirate’s Voyage has a Dinner Show New Year’s Eve, December 31st @ 6pm!***


Celebrity Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

CelebritySquareCelebrate New Year’s Eve with the clubs of Celebrity Square! Revolutions, Crocodile Rocks, Broadway Louie’s, Foggy Bottomz, Club Boca and Malibu’s Surf Bar …Have partnered together to help you Ring In The New Year! Tickets are $25 and Include: Entry into All Partner Clubs throughout the Night, Balloon Drops, Confetti Cannons and Champagne Toast! VIP Booths available! Please Call: 843-444-3500 Or 843-444-8032 for more Info Or To Purchase Your Tickets!

Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach

Fireworks at Celebrity Square @ 7pm!



Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach (1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC)… Offers a variety of Attractions, dining, Entertainment, Shopping, Nightlife and More! Check it all out @ !


Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing Fireworks

Fireworks a BarfootEnjoy Barefoot Landing Fireworks Display Over the Lake @ 7pm New Year’s Eve…December 31!

Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, SC… Offers a variety of Attractions, Dining, Entertainment, Shopping, Nightlife, and More! Check it all out @ www.barefootlanding !

Children’s Museum of South Carolina

Children's museum of SC posterEnjoy the Annual NOON Year’s Eve Party…10am – 1pm  with you children on December 31, 2014 @ Children’s Museum of South Carolina (2304 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC)
New Year’s FUN for the Family!

Noon-Years-EveAnnual Family NOON Year’s Party…10am – 1pm on December 31, 2014…New Year’s Count Down to NOON!

Museum Info @ 843-946-9469


Ripley’s Museum

Ripley’s Festival of Trees

Ripleys-Aquarium-Festival-of-TreesAnnual “Festival of Trees” Hand Decorated Trees…One for Every U.S. State and Territory…Ripley’s Aquarium @ Broadway at the Beach (29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach,SC) NOW Through December 31st, 2014

Ripley’s Museum… New Year’s Eve GLOW PARTY Sleep Over

Ripleys_Aquarium_Kids_Only_New_Years_Bash_334_336_80_c1Ripley’s Museum New Year’s Eve “Glow Party Sleep Over” is December 31st…8pm – 8am!

Kids …Ages 6 – 12 Years  ENJOY:

  • Karaoke
  • Pizza
  • Movies
  • Ball Drop
  • Non-Alcoholic Toast at Midnight!
  • Live Simulcast from Times Square!

$69.99 Per Child…Reservations Required (843) 916-0888 Or (800) 734-8888     Ripley’s Aquarium website @

Visit Ripley’s Aquarium…Open 9am Daily!

*****Restaurant of the Month*****

Collector’s Cafe and Gallery

CollectorPicMonkey-Collage-Collectors-cafe“Collector’s Cafe and Gallery” is a Unique Restaurant known for its World Class Mediterranean Cuisine and a  European Coffee House…All With Beautiful “Works of Art” on the Walls…For Sale in Each Room!!  Located @ 7740 N. King’s Highway , Myrtle Beach, SC 29572….For Your Dining Pleasure!

Wine at CafePicMonkey CollageCollector’s cafe and Gallery is the Perfect Place For:

  • Friends
  • Family Outings
  • Out of Town…And In Town Guests!
  • Celebrations
  • An Elegant Date
  • Business Associates

PicMonkey Collage 2Though The Ambiance and Service are Excellent , Food is the Main Attraction!

You’re Invited To A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS PARTY At The Collector’s Cafe On Friday, December 19th…9pm – Midnight!  $2.00 House Vodka  &  $100 Gift Certificate…To The Most Festive Outfit!  Reservations: Phone (843) 449-9370 Cafe Website:

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There are so many good Places to Dine and Fun things to do in Coastal Carolina! Wishing You a  Wonderful Holiday Season and Very Happy New Year !  May 2015 Be The BEST Yet for You and Yours! May we see you this coming year at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® The Two State Solution To FUN!

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