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No, he's not an Irish Setter, but Polo and his green getup exude the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Polo is a 16-year-old golden retriever who lives in Bluffton with Donna and Dave Bamond. Thanks for the sending us the festive photo!
The Sand Sharks are about to go for the sweep, as they try to push their winning streak to 10 games. USCB's 21 runs in the opener are a season-high (and thus a school record) topping its output in a 19-1 win against Fisher College. We'll see if the bats can keep it up against what's left of Florida Memorial's pitching staff, which can't be much, considering they've used eight pitchers already and don't have a real deep roster to begin with.
Welcome back to the virtual Shark Park. Sorry for the late start; I had a little domestic crisis (if you know how to clean ballpoint pen ink off a dryer drum, feel free to post your suggestions here *sigh*) so I'm running behind getting this initial post together.
Today's doubleheader (weather permitting) will wrap up a three-game Sun Conference series after the Sand Sharks took the opener 12-11 in 10 innings yesterday. I'll start a new thread for the second game, so things don't get too unruly with the number of comments.
It feels like ages since we've gotten together here at the virtual Shark Park, but in reality it was only eight days ago that some of you wandered around in the cyber-wilderness of this new blog server while others followed along as USCB swept Rochester College to really get its winning streak cranked up. Well, we chopped down all the cyber-trees, so you should be able to see clearly today as the Sand Sharks try to push their winning streak to eight games and break above .500 in Sun Conference play.
Today's game is the first of a three-game series with Florida Memorial, which is still looking for its first conference win after getting swept by Embry-Riddle and Northwood, the top two teams in the conference standings.
Billy Keyserling has been working out at the YMCA gym every morning, not only for his health but for cash.
Beaufort’s mayor is competing in a diabetes fundraiser competition and is soliciting donors to pledge money per pound he loses.
The Kiss-a-Pig campaign is an American Diabetes Association fundraising competition. Keyserling will be competing against other community leaders from Georgia counties and he’s Beaufort County’s first contestant. The campaign ends May 25.
Why you should watch Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog":
Stupid people are told they're stupid, which is always fun. The show sends dog trainer Victoria Stilwell (a frightening mix of Mary Poppins and, say, Catwoman) to help dog owners with serious pooch problems. Serious. I've seen more than one episode where the dog ate its own poo while the owners were gone. Sometimes the dogs are aggressive, sometimes they have separation anxiety. Whatever the issue, Victoria starts by telling the desperate people that it's not the dog's fault — it's their failure to train them. On extra special episodes, she tells people they shouldn't even own a dog. Amen, Vicki!
Chamber Music Hilton Head will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St., Hilton Head.
With its dozen musicians, Chamber Music Hilton Head is a classical music ensemble that works like a theater repertory company. Its members appear throughout the year in a variety of duos, quartets and other small ensemble groupings.
Now in its 11th season, CMHH performs its regular series at All Saints Episcopal on the island, plays for guests in area homes, and hopes to add Lowcountry Presbyterian to its schedule next season.
"Race to Witch Mountain” is the first kids’ film in ages to have action beats that measure up to Hollywood’s grown-up action fare.
Inspired by but not really a remake of Disney’s much milder 1970s children’s hit “Escape to Witch Mountain” (based on Alexander Key’s novel), this “Witch Mountain” has a lot more in common with “Men in Black,” “WarGames,” “E.T.” and “Close Encounters.”
By Tim Donnelly • Special to the Guide
Change is in the air in Washington, D.C.
Yes, there’s the skinny guy in the big house making decisions now. But two miles down the road, Ani DiFranco also is feeling a lot different these days.
Her first daughter turned two on Inauguration Day, and her songs are now channeling positive themes after years of frustration — and occasionally outright anger — at the government, cultural conformity and struggles over love and identity. The feminist icon, neo-folk hero and owner of her own label, Righteous Babe Records, has released more than 20 albums over two decades, and her fan base has stuck with her even as her music has evolved and grown up.