Halloween fun in Myrtle Beach SC

October 18, 2018

Mamilia

Huntington’s Haunted Halloween

Head over to Huntington’s Haunted Halloween for a spooky good time! Families and friends are invited to explore two separate haunted houses, play games, catch a movie on the big screens plus enjoy bonfires, and much more!

This event will take place from 6-9 pm on Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27.

Location: The Newland House – 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach

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14th Annual Little River Shrimp Festival

October 5, 2018

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This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Historic Little River Waterfront (4460 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC 29566).

Festival goers can expect to enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors- including a variety of art and craft vendors, business expos, and community organizations. Fresh local seafood will be served by the local waterfront restaurants and your festival food favorites will be available from a variety of talented food vendors.

 

Sunset at Sunset 12th Annual Festival

September 28, 2018

Join us October 6th! sunset

Sunset at Sunset – Sunset Beach’s favorite event is held annually the first Saturday in October and is the perfect one-day event during the perfect time of year. The community block party has entertainment all day, quality crafts and vendors, and some of the best food you’ll find anywhere.

Children and Moving

September 22, 2018

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Moving to a new home can be particularly difficult for children – especially if the move also means uprooting them from a school and a comfortable circle of friends. As a parent though, there are plenty of ways you can help.

  1. Read a children’s book about moving (The Berenstain Bears Moving Day)
  2. Watch a good movie (Toy Story)
  3. Let them help pack there room
  4. Yard sell to help buy new things for new room

September 10, 2018

Build Confidence – Workshop:Tuesday, September 18, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 4700 Sugarberry Drive (Rourk Woods Clubhouse), Shallotte, NC 

Join us for an interactive workshop tackling the roadblocks to building confidence. Walk away with tools, ideas and information to help you feel empowered and present a confident image in your personal and professional life.

Refreshments and beverages will be served. SPACE IS LIMITED Pre-registration is recommended. $10 Advanced Registration, $15 cash at the Door (if space available)

Register online: http://brunswickcountychamber.org/women-in-business-committee

Hosted by the Women in Business Committee of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and Sponsored by Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle.

Building Brunsco Kids Expo

August 17, 2018

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JOIN US on SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th
10am – 1pm
868 Persimmon Road – Calabash, NC

Building Brunsco Kids Expo is the Chamber’s new event geared towards the next generation of entrepreneurs and business owners.

The event offers kids ages seven to eighteen an opportunity to create, develop and market a product or service that they are passionate about. Strictly for kids only, adults are not allowed to help sell or market the child’s product or service. The event is not only a showcase for the children, but an opportunity to understand the elements of owning one’s own business. The kid vendors will learn and use real life skills such as math, communication and creative thinking. Development and marketing of their product or service will have an impact on their sales at the event and offer them some insight into what it takes to own their own business.

Preseason Steelers vs Eagles

August 10, 2018

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Pittsburg Steelers opened up their preseason with a resounding defeat of the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 Thursday night. It was a very welcome sight to see them play well. The Steelers Offense, running on all cylinders during the first half against the Eagles. In all, Pittsburgh scoring three touchdowns!

Looking forward to seeing the games to come!

“CIS Back to School Supply Drive”

July 27, 2018

Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are hosting the annual “CIS Back to School Supply Drive” beginning August 1st.

How to donate

The supply list itemsbulldog and backpack that are needed include: back packs, spiral notebooks (college ruled), loose leaf paper (college ruled), #2 pencils and erasers, colored pencils, dry erase markers, blue or black ink pens, two 3 inch – 3 ring binder, dividers for 3 inch binders, headphones or earbuds, and pencil pouches for binders.

Any item from the supply list can be donated. Businesses and individuals can also donate money that will be used specifically to purchase needed school supplies. “CIS Back to School Supply Drive” donations can be dropped off at any CIS Thrift Shop location or the CIS main office located at the Duke Media Center on River Road in Southport.

CIS will have school supply donation boxes located at thrift shop collection points and a 1-800-Packrat storage trailer located at the Southport thrift shop for storing donated items until school starts.

Financial gifts may also be made during the school supply drive and should be mailed to CIS of Brunswick County, P.O. Box 10087, Southport, NC 28461, or dropped off at the CIS main office in Southport.

 Daisy @ East Coast Moving shares facts NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY

July 20, 2018

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National Ice Cream Day is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month.  It is believed that ice cream was first introduced into the United States by Quaker colonists who brought their ice cream recipes with them.  Their ice cream was sold at shops in New York and other cities during the colonial era.

  • Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson enjoyed ice cream.
  • 1813 -First Lady Dolley Madison served ice cream at the Inaugural Ball.
  • 1832 – African American confectioner, Augustus Jackson, created multiple ice cream recipes as well as a superior technique to manufacture ice cream.
  • 1843 – Philadelphian, Nancy Johnson, received the first U.S. patent for a small-scale hand-cranked ice cream freezer.
  • 1920 – Harry Burt puts the first ice cream trucks on the streets.

Thomas Jefferson’s recipe for Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream is believed to be the oldest recipe for ice cream in the USA. You can view that recipe provided by the Library of Congress.

Prevent Heat Exhaustion

July 13, 2018

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When temperatures climb, remember to:

Prevention

You can take a number of precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses. When temperatures climb, remember to:

  • Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing. Wearing excess clothing or clothing that fits tightly won’t allow your body to cool properly.
  • Protect against sunburn. Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool itself, so protect yourself outdoors with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours – or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature.
  • Take extra precautions with certain medications. Be on the lookout for heat-related problems if you take medications that can affect your body’s ability to stay hydrated and dissipate heat.
  • Take it easy during the hottest parts of the day. If you can’t avoid strenuous activity in hot weather, drink fluids and rest frequently in a cool spot. Try to schedule exercise or physical labor for cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or evening.
  • Get acclimated. Limit time spent working or exercising in heat until you’re conditioned to it. People who are not used to hot weather are especially susceptible to heat-related illness. It can take several weeks for your body to adjust to hot weather.
  • Be cautious if you’re at increased risk. If you take medications or have a condition that increases your risk of heat-related problems, such as a history of previous heat illness, avoid the heat and act quickly if you notice symptoms of overheating. If you participate in a strenuous sporting event or activity in hot weather, make sure there are medical services available in case of heat emergency.