Know Your Neighbor – Mary Alice Tartler

Mary Alice relocated from the DC Metropolitan area to Hilton Head Island after retiring from the U.S. Government just over 19 years ago. Upon retiring, she devoted her free time to improving her skills as a photographer, with an emphasis on the wildlife of the Lowcountry. Mary Alice has been the Shipyard photographer for the past 6 years, including photos for POA ads in local magazines (Hilton Head Monthly, Celebrate Hilton Head (CH2), and Local Life), as well as images for this newsletter. She also routinely photographs Shipyard owner events, provides website images, conducts photography classes, serves as judge for …

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Nature News

Holes on The Beach, Part II In the last issue of The Anchor, Nature Notes discussed several holes that are naturally occurring on the beach. This article will focus on those holes made by marine animals. The Georgia ghost shrimp live underneath the sand near the water’s edge and are rarely seen (thus the name). Their burrows can be 6 feet deep even though the opening is about the size of a coin. During high tide, they venture out of the opening (while still under water), to feed from drifting particles of organic matter. The “sprinkles” that often surround the …

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Nature Notes

Nature Notes Holes on The Beach, Part II In the last issue of The Anchor, Nature Notes discussed several holes that are naturally occurring on the beach. This article will focus on those holes made by marine animals. The Georgia ghost shrimp live underneath the sand near the water’s edge and are rarely seen (thus the name). Their burrows can be 6 feet deep even though the opening is about the size of a coin. During high tide, they venture out of the opening (while still under water), to feed from drifting particles of organic matter. The “sprinkles” that often …

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Owner Updates

Important Reminders from the Welcome Center • WELCOME CENTER HOURS – Effective May 3rd, normal business hours resumed in the Welcome Center from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday and 8am-noon on weekends. For your convenience, we also have a new drop box on the front porch. Feel free to drop locker and Beach Club payments etc. off there anytime. Should you require a receipt, just make a notation on your remittance and we will email/mail you one promptly. • BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR – Respecting Private Property – There have been several complaints regarding use of private property over the past …

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A Message from our GM

Spring has sprung and so has our tourist population. Spring break brought some of the biggest crowds we have seen at this time of year, and we were able to squeak by with a tentative Town approval on the dune walkway and bathroom renovation in time for a ribbon cutting on March 25th. The cutting honor was a well-deserved combo of ARB Chairman Joe Strivieri and Chris Bracken the Sonesta  Director of Sales and Marketing who both helped with contract supervision and site logistics to make this project happen. We are waiting for the turtle sensitive lights for the walkway  …

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