Dec 17

UPDATE: Family Day Motivational Run At 7:15 AM

  ***Please note a new time for the Motivational Run.  Beginning this week the run will start at 7:15 am.***

Nov 24

PI033: November Update

Cool t-shirt spotted at The 4th Annual 5K race for The Island Charities

This past week I attended an AAUW (American Association of University Women) meeting.  My sponsor, Debra invited me to hear Robb Wells, VP of Tourism for the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce.  Thanks to Debra’s introduction I met Robb and spent a few minutes speaking with him before his presentation.  The AAUW invites speakers and holds various …

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Nov 09

PI032: Happy Birthday Marines!

PFC Michael Basilone during his first tour at Little Creek (we were dating at the time), had the distinction of being the youngest Marine for the Landing Force Training Command Birthday Ball.

November 10th marks the Marine Corps 239th birthday.  On this day in the year 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the creation of the Continental Marines.  The first Marines to enlist were found at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today, United States Marines all over the world will take time to wish each other a happy …

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Nov 04

UPDATE: Family Day Motivational Run AT 7:00 AM

***Please note a new time for the Motivational Run.  Beginning this week the run will go back to its original 7:00 am time.***    

Oct 20

PI031: Coats of Red and Blue Concert

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band during a performance.

We happened to observe a few of the President’s Own musicians while they were procuring provisions at our local BiLo on Parris Island Gateway. We learned during our conversation there is a scheduled performance this Saturday, Oct 25th at 7:00 pm at Hilton Head High School.   Further inquiry revealed it is a Red and Blue …

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Oct 16

PI030: Meet and Greet with Stephen Murray at Islands of Beaufort

Stephen and Melissa Murray at Islands of Beaufort

Stephen and Melissa Murray visited with residents of Islands of Beaufort last night for a few hours to talk about his campaign for Beaufort City Council.  Stephen and his wife own Kazoobie Kazoo Factory and New South Shirts.  He’s a third generation Beaufortonian; years ago his great grandmother worked on Parris Island as a seamstress!  In addition to …

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Sep 30

UPDATE: New Time For The Family Day Motivational Run

New Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, run under the “We Make Marines” sign during a traditional motivational run through the streets of Parris Island, S.C., on Aug 15, 2013. The run took place before the new Marines had a few hours to reunite with their friends and families for the first time in more than 12 weeks. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

***Please note a new time for the Motivational Run.  Beginning this week the run will start at 7:15 am.***    

Sep 28

PI029: Arsenal Melee Averted

Mike Basilone and Pat Conroy

  Even clouds and a light sprinkle did not dampen the mood for attendees Thursday night, September 25, 2014, at Bernie Schein’s book signing of his new novel, “Famous All Over Town.” Guests entered through the front gate which opened into a courtyard that whisked us back in time as we walked on brick and …

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Sep 09

PI028: Why Are There Construction Signs By The Traffic Circle?

Speed Limit Sign Reducing Speed In Construction Area

Every time I see new roads and buildings going up on the base it reminds me of my first trip Beaufort, South Carolina.  In those days many of the roads were two lanes, few had over head lights and at first we found it difficult to drive around at night.  Our realtor Betsy, gave us a tour of …

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Aug 14

PI027: Rich Brown’s Story Of Missed Opportunity

Rich Brown

No one expected to see news of Robin William’s death on August 11th.  I thought we would experience at least 20 more years of movies and comedy specials and then maybe one day I’d sneak back stage after one of his weekly shows in Vegas and get his autograph and a picture. Unfortunately I will never get the chance to meet …

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