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October 9, 2017
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St. James POA News
POA Annual Meeting Saturday, October 14
All property owners are encouraged to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting of the St. James Plantation Property Owners’ Association on SaturdayOctober 14, at the St. James Community Center. Doors open at 9:30AM, voting 9:30 – 10:45 with meeting start at 11AM. Members not expecting to attend may chose to nominate a representative to cast their vote for the Board of Directors elections. All Proxies must be submitted no later than Thursday, October 12, at 5PM. To submit an online Limited Directed Proxy form click here.
Road Work Planned for October
Two final road improvement projects for 2017 are planned for October. They are tentatively scheduled for the second half of the month, with exact dates depending on the contractor’s availability.
The first project will involve sealcoating of the Beaver Creek neighborhood. This will include Beaver Creek Dr and its associated side streets, including Silverleaf up to St James Drive. Sealcoating requires the material to dry overnight, so a schedule will be published to let residents know when the street in front of their home is affected. This is a continuation of the spring project to seal the roads at Players Club.
The second project involves repaving of Ridge Crest Dr. This work will go from the decorative circle at the entrance all the way down to Wyndmere. It will involve removing the current surface of the road and replacing it with new asphalt. This project will take five to seven days and will not require complete closure of the road, but will entail delays. The side roads off Ridge Crest will not be repaved at this time.
Town of St. James News
Meet the Town Council Candidates
There are 4 candidates running for 3 open seats on Town Council. Would you like more information about them to help you decide who you will vote for in November? Come to the Community Center at 4PM on October 10 to meet them and hear them talk about their qualifications and reasons for running.
Candidates for St. James Town Council have submitted information about themselves. Read about the candidates here.
Flu Shots at St. James Community Center
Brunswick County Health Department will be providing flu shots at the St. James Community Center:
Friday, October 209 AM – Noon, and 1 PM – 2 PM.
Monday, October 239 AM – Noon.
Please bring copies of your current health insurance ID card and your driver’s license. This is a Brunswick County Health Department clinic, any questions should be directed to that agency.
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Inside St. James
Do You Have a Computer to Donate?
Brunswick County Computers 4 Kids is a 501c3 non profit organization operated by a hand full of retired computer nerds. Its purpose is to supply needy Brunswick County school children with refurbished desk and laptop computers. In providing these, volunteers hope to incentivize the children in pursuit of digital awareness and to facilitate learning and homework drills.
There is a great need of used/discarded laptop or desktop computers and monitors. If you have a donation, contact Tom Maher 910-253-9621tom.maher79@gmail.com
We cannot accept printers, scanner, modems, routers nor any Apple products.
Photo Club Learns About Portrait Photography Tonight
The St. James Photo Club plans to meet at 7PM on Monday, October 9 at the St. James Community Center. Learn all about Portrait Photography from our vice-president and professional photographer Ken Haubrich. He will discuss the basic elements of a good portrait, control of depth of field, composition, color and lighting. We will have a photo presentation from our recent field trip, “Beach Photography. Learn about our future assignments, upcoming Photo Walk in Southport, and enjoy great refreshments. Annual membership for singles and couples is only $25; guests are always free. We hope to see you at this informative meeting. Questions to Sam Falvo at sfalvo6@gmail.com.
Service Club Hosts Welcome Reception
Newbies to St. James, come to a welcome reception at 4PM, Mon., October 9, at the home of Jackie Beaumont, 3681 Fairfield Way, Players Club. This is an opportunity to meet other new arrivals from all the communities within St. James. R.S.V.P. to Chris Dennis, 910-553-4063whitezin5@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you.
Service Club Sponsors Food Drive
The St. James Service Club is sponsoring a food drive for the Southport Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry, (SOICF), Oct. 10 – Nov. 10.
Twenty-five percent of Brunswick County children are food insecure, and fifteen percent of the entire Brunswick County population does not have consistent access to nutritious food to meet their dietary needs. Help those in need enjoy a hunger-free Thanksgiving holiday by writing a check to the SOIF or by purchasing items on the food pantry wish list: Instant mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie filling, turkey gravy (canned), canned sweet potatoes, bag stuffing mix.
Drop off checks and food items at the following residences: Betty Pratt, 2848 Trailwood Drive; Dixie Kee-Oberender, 3681 W Medinah; Barbara Voss, 3712 Bradford Circle, Lynda McKinley, 3776 Traemoor Rd, Joan Prendergast, 2548 Hillsborough Dr.
100% of donations go to the SOICF Food Pantry. This 501(c)3 organization serves over six hundred Brunswick County families monthly. Staffing is all volunteer. Questions? Elizabeth Miller, millerth3@yahoo.com.
New to St. James Tennis?
The St James Tennis Association holds a monthly ‘New to St James Tennis’ event that is open to everyone, both new players and players returning to tennis. The next event will be held Wednesday, October 11 from 3-5PM at the Founders Tennis Courts.
This month, going over basic procedures for tennis at St James (booking courts, scoring, Daily Tennis Report, clinics; SJTA calendar, etc.) Then play doubles, round robin format for the remainder of the time.
You do not need to be a member of the St James Tennis Association (SJTA); however, if you do not have a Clubs of St James Sports or Golf membership, there is a fee. Space is limited. Please contact Susan Flynn at finntastic9@yahoo.com to sign up.
Women’s Meeting
There is a Women’s Back to Basics” AA meeting that meets every Thursday
from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM in alternating houses. For more information please contact Nan at 910 274-2609 and leave a message.
October Featured Artists and Reception
The Artisans Gallery at the Marina have two more talented artists to showcase this month. Gary Mlynek is a talented wood artist, and Caroline Quinn is an accomplished painter. The Gallery at the Marina will be celebrating them and their work on Thursday October 12 from 4 – 6 PM at a wine and cheese reception. Gary’s main inspirations are nature, animals, and musical instruments. Caroline was moved to return to art when she retired started up the painting and drawing from her youth and is inspired by the coastal beauty and wildlife of Brunswick County. We hope to see you there to meet our artists.
Ticket Sales: Annual Tour / Celebrate Holidays
 Tickets for the Service Clubs December 6 & 7 Annual Holiday Home Tour / Celebrate the Holidays, will be available at 9:30 AM Sat. Oct. 14 at the St. James Community Center prior to the POA Annual Meeting, Thurs., Oct. 19, from 11:30 – 1 PM, and Tuesday, October 24 from 11:30-1 PM at the Community Center. Group purchases are limited to eight tickets.
The $20 ticket admits the holder to afternoon hors d’oeuvres, compliments of Troon, at Members Club. Next, visit Celebrate the Holidays at the Community Center. There you will find enchanting holiday displays, raffle baskets, inspiring decorating ideas by Franco, and artful cheese platter demonstrations by The Cheese Shop in Southport. Satisfy your sweet tooth with enticing Christmas sweets at the Season of Hope Bakery. Finally, for the “Piece de Resistance,” embark on the 2017 Candlelight Home Tour of seven holiday themed, beautifully decorated St. James homes. This annual fundraiser is sponsored by the St. James Service Club* to help the needy in Brunswick County.
Day Trip to Festive New Bern and the Tryon Palace
Spend Wednesday, November 29 in the picturesque river town of New Bern all decked o