Little Bits of Royal Chatter


By Peggy Chandler

The Royal Readers, Royal Pines Book Club, met at The Tooting Egret to discuss “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin.  The book was enjoyed by all, as was the food and ambiance at The Tooting Egret. Last month’s meeting was held at the beach which is now an annual book club tradition. The book discussed, “A History of Love,” by Diane Ackerman was less well received.  Book club members felt that although the story was interesting and had won the Saroyan Award, the story was disjointed and hard to follow. The book club has openings for one or two more members and if you would like to join, please contact Maura Baglione at maubag@gmail.com. The Royal Readers book club is open to all.

Dr. Richard Bender, of James Byrne St., celebrated with friends this week, as it was his 39th birthday … again.

Gary Stoeffler, of  Pickens St., is an active member of AMVET, as are other Royal Pines residents.  On Saturday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., AMVET is holding an open house to encourage active duty or honorably discharged veterans to join.   Refreshments, burgers, hot-dogs and beer (all $1.00) will be available for purchase followed by a question and answer session at 2 p.m. AMVET is located at 1831 Ribaut Road, in Port Royal.  If you would like more information, please contact Ron Raible at 843-524-1494 or ronraible@aol.com

Royal Pines has two active Bunco groups.  One group plays the first Tuesday of the month and the other on the third Wednesday of each month.  If you would like to play as a substitute for vacationing players, please contact me at 843-322-0472 or buddysoma@embarqmail.com.

Friends of Caroline Hospice Festival of Trees will be hosting Christmas in July on Saturday, July 30 from 12-4 p.m. at Coosaw Point River Club located at 20 Horseshoe, Beaufort. There will be something fun for every member of your family including snow, swimming, water slides, kids’ games and refreshments. For additional information or to volunteer, please go to festivaloftreesbeaufortsc.com or Festival of Trees Beaufort on Facebook.

If you have information to share with friends and neighbors of Royal Pines, please contact me at buddysoma@embarqmail.com.


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