Friday, March 26, 2010

Annual Doggie Bone Hunt!

Annual Doggie Bone Hunt

The 10th Annual Doggie Bone Hunt will be held Saturday, April 10th at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach.

Registration will be at 12:30pm with the Doggie Bone Hunt beginning at 1pm.

A $10 donation to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach will register your pet in the Doggie Bone Hunt.  Prizes will be awarded to the owners/dogs who can collect the most doggie bones.....before the dogs gobble them up!

Other festivities will include a bake sale, hot dog sale, pet games, crafts, Pet-Owner-Look-A-Like Contest, Best Pet Trick Contest and Best dressed Pet Contest.

Music for the event will be provided by Big Bam Boom and Friends. ALL proceeds from the event benefit The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. For more information, please call 843-249-4948 or log onto .

Tina Hunter, Shelter Manager
The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach
409 Bay St.- PO Box 3369
North Myrtle Beach SC 29582
843-249-1369 Fax

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Buzzes, Tweets, Celebrities, Hugs or Starfleet

Jan Chilton on Myspace

As someone who has an active profile on just about every social media site on the internet, I’ve found myself enjoying some of them, and completely turned off by others. They all seem to have their own type of personalities, and most seem to serve a specific purpose for a specific type of interest. is predominantly musicians and celebrities, although becoming full of self-proclaimed entrepreneurs pushing MLM schemes or the mysterious “Secret”. Facebook still rules, and Google Plus is now the most important for business purposes. - unless you are a restaurant or specialty product.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Virginia Beach Attractions Gear Up for 2010

This is a great time to enjoy a vacation to Virginia Beach. The water might give a refreshing tingle, but you can play beach volleyball, build sand castles, go fishing off a pier and sunbathe! Of course, many Virginia Beach hotels offer heated pools so the kids can still get in their waterplay.

If you're planning a vacation to Virginia Beach this year, see our website for Virginia Beach Attractions.  Here are some early spring specials from the VA Bureau of Tourism:

Holiday Inn Oceanside Family Movie/Pizza Package
Region: Tidewater and Hampton Roads
21st Street and Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Holiday Inn Oceanside is serving Dinner! Enjoy a Large 2 topping pizza and a 2 Liter of soda, enough for the whole family after building sandcastles and wave catching on the beautiful coast of Virginia Beach. Your Oceanfront accommodation is the perfect place to relax with one Free in room movie, the hard part will be deciding which one to watch. Breakfast for 2 included, Kids Eat Free.

Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Package Price: Varies seasonally
Children Welcome

Hotel Phone Number: (757) 491-1500
Holiday Inn Reservations: (800) 465-4329
Fax: (757) 491-1945

Whale Watching Getaway Deluxe Package - Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Region: Tidewater and Hampton Roads
Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast
400 16th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

You'll travel along the oceanfront, one to three miles offshore, in search of humpback and fin whales.  This per person PACKAGE INCLUDES:

2 nights lodging at our award-winning, Virginia Green Certified Inn, Daily multi-course breakfast, 2-hour Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Whale Watching Boat Trip, Admission to the Virginia Aquarium, including a short feature film at the 3-D IMAX(R)Theater, and a dinner voucher.

1.Comfortable pillow-top beds with crisp high thread count linens
2. Fluffy Turkish towels and robes
3. AM/FM/CD stereo clock radios with MP/3 inputs
4. Hair dryers and make-up mirrors
5. Free WIFI service and computer and business center
6. Daily afternoon complimentary fresh baked cookies

Date:  Sunday, December 27, 2009 - Sunday, March 14, 2010
Package Price: from $390/couple

For Reservations: (757) 422-1956  (866) INN-1865
Fax: (757) 422-5449

Romance at the Beach Package
Region: Tidewater and Hampton Roads
Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast
400 16th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Take a day or two off from work. Leave the computer behind. Come to award-winning Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast, featuring antiques, hand-made quilts and Victorian home atmosphere - a romantic alternative to high-rise hotel/motel Virginia Beach lodging. Package includes: 2 nights accommodation in cozy room with pillow-top queen bed and private bath (some with jetted spa-tubs); multi-course gourmet breakfast each morning; bicycles for exploring; romantic dinner at one of several outstanding restaurants; split of champagne or sparkling cider with souvenir glasses; and chocolate covered strawberries. Price from $400/couple depending upon restaurant and package add-ons selected.

Date: Thursday, December 03, 2009 - Saturday, May 15, 2010
Package Price: from $400 couple

Telephone: Toll Free: (866) INN-1895 Local: (757) 422-1956

Don't miss this Memorial Day happening, either!

Memorial Day Weekend Rember the Music - Remember the Heroes
Region: Tidewater and Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
On the boardwak and in the 17th, 24th and 31st Street Parks
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

A "Star-Spangled" salute to good music and great fun! Live music on three outdoor stages. The "Heroes Walk" stretches along the boardwalk from 17th St to 31st St. A fireworks show on Sunday night completes the weekend, with bursts of red, white and blue light reflecting over the ocean in the thrilling climax to a great Memorial Day weekend.

Date: Open Daily Friday, May 28, 2010 - Sunday, May 30, 2010
Children Welcome
Telephone: Virginia Beach Visitor Center: (757) 491-7866

Monday, March 08, 2010

New Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is on the Way

According to the Sun News, the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is 99% finished on the north side, from Mr. Joe White Ave to 14th Ave North.

City Manager Tom Leath says people are so excited about the new boardwalk that the construction workers are having a problem keeping them off the unfinished decking.

Downtown store owners are remodeling their storefronts that meet the walkways, and trying to spiff everything up to take advantage of the visitors - hopeful that they will get some traffic in their establishments as well. Some have hired area architects to really make them shine.

Leath says the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk should be mostly completed by Easter, and plans are in motion for some sidewalk cafes to bring it to life.

The boardwalk is costing the city of Myrtle Beach Six million dollars, but it won't take long before tourist revenues will make that up. In the last few years, North Myrtle Beach condo rentals have seen more business than Myrtle Beach itself, and they need to do something like this to keep up with their "little sister city" who is beginning to outshine them. North Myrtle Beach real estate is going full guns as well, and if you check some of the search engine phrase counts right now, North Myrtle Beach is beating them in internet searches across the board.

As well, the Second Avenue Pier is being remodeled, with a new gift shop and pier building going up in the next several weeks. The pier owners intend to build a new two-story parking and retail establishment to add competition to Cherry Grove's Prince Resort and shiny new pier. Let the competition begin! The better things are, the better it is for both cities and the entire Grand Strand area.