DID YOU KNOW?

Shipyard’s beach bicycle racks have expanded. The racks, located along the way to the Beach Club and the ocean, can accommodate 320 bicycles. It’s a great way to get to the beach and most always have a parking spot. The Shipyard Men’s Club went on its spring “Sunset  Cruise” last month and members were still talking about the highly-successful St. Patrick’s Day party. Attendees enjoyed a catered buffet featuring corned beef and cabbage. In late March, it was a fun time at the 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Night. Members  Dennis Abbate, Bill Caldwell, and Paul Gentile presented six wines and …

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TASTERS ENJOY COOKOFF

More than 120 people were taste-testers at the annual Shipyard “Chili/Chowder Cookoff.” Eleven recipes were sampled for a popular winner, while Sonesta Resort chef Charles Pejeau selected his winners. Husband and wife team Mary and Gary Maynard took home the top prizes. Mary’s entry of “Wild Rice and Mushroom” won the chowder competition while Gary’s “Down Home” chili earned him the Chili Cookoff Championship. The couple said, “We both had a great time preparing and watching tasters enjoy our entries.” Fred Reichenbach (Hungry Heart Attack Chili) and Claire Thayer (Cheesy Chili) were winners of the chef’s choice awards. All four …

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ELECTED TO THE BOARD

Residential South owners have elected Dave Humphrey and Karl Sneed to the Shipyard Property Owners Association Board of Directors for two-year terms. Dave has been a Residential South property owner for 14 years. Karl was re-elected having served a 5-year tenure on the Board. Residential North property owners re-elected Kevin McMahon and Mike Wallis.

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BUYING SHIPYARD

Educating Hilton Head area Realtors about Shipyard was the focus of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtor’s March professional development presentation. More than 70 Realtors jammed the Beach Club and heard topics ranging from Shipyard’s history to how to sell Shipyard to interested buyers. General Manager Sally Warren told the group about Shipyard’s birth dating back to 1970, how the Plantation has evolved and how it benefits homeowners. She provided details on how Shipyard was only one of two plantations that did not assess homeowners for storm damage following Hurricane Matthew. Ms. Warren also noted at $910, Shipyard has the lowest annual …

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NATURE NOTES…..

By Joanne Voulelis, Lowcountry Master Naturalist, Coastal Discovery Museum Docent Summer visitors come in all shapes and sizes from both the land and the sea. Two of our largest visitors during summer months are Sea Turtles and Manatees. Sightings of Manatees here on Hilton Head have increased significantly. According to Dr. Al Segars, SCDNR, there were 77 sighting reports in 1993 versus 157 in 2016. Why the increase? Warmer ocean temperatures. Because manatees have no blubber, they require water to be at least 62 degrees. Manatees are found in shallow coastal areas and rivers. People are drawn to manatees because …

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Shipyard – Size Matters

By Dave Humphrey Shipyard statistically might surprise you. Our unique community spreads over 800 acres with 1,080 condos – sometimes called villas – and 258 residential homes. We have about 15 miles of roads and equal mileage for a network of bike paths. When we started this series of articles asking “Why Shipyard?” many respondents mentioned the compact size of Shipyard. Many said they like the diversity of homes. They like the picturesque landscape, the wildlife and easy access to the beach. Celebrating 25 years of Shipyard living, Dennis and Pat Foley came from Rhode Island to make Kingston Cove …

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ANNUAL MEETING FACTOIDS

Shipyard by the numbers in 2016: $211,000 – Shipyard clean-up costs for both Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Matthew had a financial impact of just over $211,000, drawn from the POA Catastrophic Fund. Thankfully, most costs were absorbed by FEMA –the Federal Emergency Management Agency. 120 – In 2016, the Shipyard community enjoyed more than 120 days of friends, games, food, dancing and fun at the Beach Club. Included were 42“Owner’s Only” days, 25 Men’s Club meetings/events, 18 Women’s Club meeting/events, and 12 “Owner’s Only Mornings” as well as 12 “Nibble and Nips,” a “Casino Night” and a “Chili/Chowder Cook-off.” …

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MANAGER’S REPORT

from the desk of Sally Warren Summer is arriving at Shipyard and it’s hard to believe how far we’ve come since Hurricane Matthew hit last October. As I told this year’s Annual Meeting attendees, excellent planning with the Town and the POA had Shipyard as ready as we could be for Matthew. Our relationships with vendors, the Town, the staff, the commercial partners and our owners expedited the clean-up in shipyard. Again, I want to thank the Sonesta, the Shipyard Golf Club, The Greenery, All Care Tree and Lisa Baldwin of Crowder Gulf for extraordinary cooperationduring a difficult few months. …

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