E-blast 6-16-16

From the Haig Point Equestrian Center:

Summer Camps at Haig Point!

This summer beginning June 13th Haig Point is opening four summer camp programs to island residents.  The costs of the camps is $300 per week, or $60 per day.  Ages 7-12 are welcome to participate.  Check-in and pick up  will be at the Equestrian Center at the back gate.

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E-blast 6-10

From the Haig Point Equestrian Center:

Summer Camps at Haig Point!

This summer beginning June 13th Haig Point is opening four summer camp programs to island residents.  The costs of the camps is $300 per week, or $60 per day.  Ages 7-12 are welcome to participate.  Check-in and pick up  will be at the Equestrian Center at the back gate.  Price includes lunch but campers will need to bring a towel, sunscreen, bug spray, a bathing suit, and a water bottle.  Closed-toed shoes are required for the camp day but flip flops may be worn at the pool.  The camp day will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp and campers will return to the Equestrian Center for pickup at 3:15 p.m.  Camp weeks are themed to cover a variety of activities.  The schedule is as follows:
June 13th-17th: Art Camp
June 20th-24th: Outdoor Camp
July 11th-15th: Art Camp
July 18th-22nd: Outdoor Camp
Please call Rachel Allen at 843-341-8191 for more information and registration or email at rallen@haigpoint.com.
We look forward to having you this summer!

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E-blast 6-3-16

Election Day June 14, 2016

Statewide primaries will be on the ballot.   If any races require a runoff, that election will take place on Tuesday, June 28th.  You must have registered to vote by May 14, 2016 in order to vote.  Every voter will be asked to present a photo ID.  The forms of ID that will be accepted are:  current SC Drivers License, current US Passport, US military ID with a photo, a voter registration card with a photo and SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID card.  You will also be asked to state your current address.
The election will take place at the Janie Hamilton School on Old Haig Point Rd next to the Billie Burn Museum.  The polls are open 7 AM to 7PM.
In Person Absentee Voting is available at Beaufort County offices located at 15 John Galt Road in Beaufort and 61B Ulmer Road in Bluffton.  These locations will be open MondayFriday 9 AM – 4PM.  On Saturday, June 11th, both locations will be open 9 AM – 1PM.  The last day to take advantage of In Person Absentee Voting isMonday, June 13th in Beaufort 9 AM – 5PM and in Bluffton 9 AM – 4PM.

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WWOOFers at the Daufuskie Island Community Farm

by Pat Beichler

What is a WWOOFer?

WWOOF = World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farming

Definition: WWOOFers are volunteers who work 4-5 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. This amounts to 20-30 hours a week and can be at the discretion of the host as to when they are needed. They receive no money. They are provided room and board from the host farm that can range from a single room to a bunk room with multiple individuals or can even be camping in a tent.

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Get to Know an Islander: Tony Chase

Q&A with Tony Chase, Daufuskie Island Rum Company Owner and Master Distiller

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Living on the beach on Daufuskie Island with my lovely bride, Kristi.

What is your greatest fear?

I certainly have a fear of spiders and snakes, but my greatest fear is disappointing those that depend on me or look up to me.

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Spring Beach/River Marsh Sweep Held on Daufuskie

The Daufuskie Island Conservancy and the Haig Point Environmental Committee celebrated Earth Day this year on Saturday, April 23, by organizing a Spring Beach/River Marsh Sweep on Daufuskie. Fifty-three volunteers met at one of two locations, Haig Point Calibogue Club Pool and The Beach Gazebo on Beach Road by Bloody Point, and scoured more than 10 miles of Beach and River Marsh.

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Daufuskie Dundee: Pappy and Me

by Daufuskie Dundee

Wick Scurry is the new keeper of the Bloody Point lighthouse. He wants to create a portal, open to the public, into wine making, artifacts and things that have gone on and around there for the past 133 years. For certain he has his work cut out and it will, no doubt, be a fascinating adventure. It already has been for me. He asked me to take part in a video about the wick house, where Pappy made his Silver Dew Wine. What a flood of memories and emotions that came into my heart and mind about Pappy and me. I’ll give you a sample or two.

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Year of the Oyster Events Continue

by Jenny Hersch

The Year of the Oyster is in full swing! The DI Conservancy, the DI Historical Foundation and the DI Elementary School — with help from the Haig Point Naturalist Program and the Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head — have organized an island-wide, year-long series of educational programs, field trips and social events celebrating the environmental, economic and cultural importance of the oyster — past, present and future.

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