From Haig Point: The Haig Point Tennis Club will host the 8th Annual Daufuskie Island Adult Championships April 24-27. The amateur tournament, pegged the “best little tournament in South Carolina,” will offer competition for men and women in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
The entry fee for this U.S. Tennis Association sanctioned event is $55. and covers entry into two events, welcome gifts, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and complimentary ferry transportation for players. For more information or to complete an entry form, visit www.sctennis.com/daufuskie, or call Haig Point Director of Tennis Ron Gwyn at (843) 384-0553. The entry deadline is April 21. Accommodations are available at Haig Point.
Players will be paired with other players of similar ability. Prizes will be awarded for finalists in each divisional category and special welcome gifts also will be provided.
From the Beach Club at Melrose: We are currently open for lunch and dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for brunch. Lunch is 11:30AM to 2:30PM, dinner is 5:30PM to 8:30PM. Brunch hours are 10:30AM to 3:30PM. Our hours of operation will be expanded, and we’ll add new items to our menus soon. To make reservations or schedule a private event call at (843) 341-2640
Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation: Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation Annual Meeting: The DIHF Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 25 at the Haig Point Clubhouse at 5:00 pm. Featured speaker Dr. Emory Campbell, founder of Gullah Heritage Consulting Services, will discuss the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. The cost per person is $25 for the three course dinner (vegetarian option available). There will be a cash bar. Be sure to renew your membership or become a new member of the DIHF to be able to enjoy this always enjoyable and enlightening evening. Reservations may be made by calling Martha Bleckley at 843-341-8144.
From the Daufuskie Island Conservancy: SAVE THE DATE: The Daufuskie Island Conservancy will host our annual Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2014 at the Haig Point Clubhouse from 5:30pm until 9:00pm. This year we are planning a dinner, silent auction and presentation “Prehistoric South Carolina’ featuring Bruce C. Lampright, naturalist and amateur paleontologist. Bruce will encourage us to step back in time as he tells of the rich fossil history of the Palmetto State. Reservations are needed by April 18, 2014. Contact Karen Opderbeck at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-842-3456. Cost: $35 per person. Everyone is welcome to attend.
From the Daufuskie Island Front Porch: The Winter/Spring issue of the front porch is now online and can be downloaded and printed in black and white or color. Visit our new website: www.daufuskieislandfrontporch.com and be sure to “like” our new Facebook page. Updates, photos and news will be featured on both. Black and white print copies are also available on the island. Email us at email@example.com
Tax Assistance for Islanders: TAX PREPARATION AND ASSISTANCE TO BE OFFERED ON DAUFUSKIE AARP-Foundation Volunteer Tax Assistance program will again provide trained and certified volunteers to help local residents prepare and e-file their state and federal tax returns for the 2012 fiscal year. There is no cost for this service. It is intended for low to moderate tax payers of any age, but with preference given to those 60 years of age or older. The Volunteers can help with a variety of tax situations applicable to these tax payers, but there are some things they are not permitted to deal with such as sale of a home, self-employed business income when expenses exceed $10,000, and other complex returns. Call below for more information.
The volunteers will be available on Saturdays March 1 and April 12, and possibly one other Saturday, if there is sufficient interest and APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE. Service will be by appointment only, no drop-ins can be helped. There is drop-in assistance on Hilton Head by AARP Volunteers on Tuesday afternoons at the public library and on Thursday mornings at the Senior Center. here is also a VITA site for low income tax payers on Hilton Head.
Tax payers will need to bring a photo ID, their Social Security Cards, last year’s tax return (if filed), and all relevant documents to their appointment. Tax forms will be prepared and e-filed at that time if all the correct information is provided.
For additional information and/or to schedule an appointment, please contact Pat Dempsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave your name and phone number on her message machine at 686-6270.
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