Sunset Vision Presents ‘Uniquely Brunswick’ 3-Day Art Show & Sale

Sunset Vision invites the public to its annual art show and sale which opens Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a fundraising reception on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. The show runs through Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Triple D’s Hemi Haven Chrysler and DeSoto Classic Car Private Showroom at 7011 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Proceeds from the show benefit Sunset Vision’s efforts to raise funds for, and maintain community conveniences that promote nature, education, and of course, enjoyment. Tickets for the fundraising reception are $25.  For further information, please CLICK  Sunset Vision Art Show 2018.

President’s Update June 15, 2018

MAC POOL GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION:  The official Grand Opening Celebration of our new MAC pool will be held on Sunday, June 24th from 5 to 9 PM.  It will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and the opportunity to share this wonderful new facility with your neighbors and friends.  Sea Trail’s own Sea and Sand Band will be playing from 5:30 until 8:30.   Bring a heavy appetizer to share and your beverage of choice.  Since it will be crowded you might also want to bring lawn chairs.


SEA TRAIL MASTER ASSOCIATION MEMBERS DIRECTORY:  The Communications Committee led by Kaye Evans has been working for the past several months to update our membership contact information.  The process is in the final stages and the information has gone to the printer for review.  Current plans are to print the new directory and distribute it in July.  Additional information will be available on the website and in future email blasts.

NEW MAC POOL VIDEO:  Sea Trail resident, Marc Evans, has been periodically using drone technology to video the progress of our pool construction project.  The final version is now available on youtube.  The link is  This video can also be found on the Photo Gallery page of the website.  Thank you to Marc for his contribution.


  • MAC Parking Lot and Pool – Please be advised that on Monday, June 18th. The MAC PARKING LOT and POOL will be closed all day.  The parking lot will be resealed and restriped and requires 24 hours to dry.  The new striping will result in 2 handicap spaces, one of which will be “Van Accessible” as required by AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT.  We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope that this will be the last significant project at our new pool.  THE PINK PALACE POOL will be open during normal operating hours.
  • Creekside Parking Lot:  The Creekside parking lot will be closed on Monday, June 18th from 9:00AM until 2:00PM.  The parking lot will be restriped and requires several hours to dry.  Please park in the Pink Palace parking lot or the Pool lot when using the Fitness Room.  Thank you

Have a great week!

Mike Campbell

Seaside United Methodist Church Summer Extravaganza

Seaside United Methodist Church Summer ExtravaganzaSaturday, June 23, 9 AM until 12 Noon  If you need (or just want) to get a great price on gently-used golf clubs, balls, covers, and bags, fishing poles, tennis rackets, beach chairs, bicycles, patio furniture, coolers, beach toys and much, much more, visit Seaside UMC for its second annual Summer Extravaganza, a sneak preview of just some of the goods that will be available at the annual Country Fair!  SUMC, 1300 Seaside Road SW

Old Bridge Preservation Society History Walk

Old Bridge Preservation Society, 109 Shoreline Dr. West, Sunset Beach, NC.  Tuesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. programs, FREE, donations gratefully accepted.  History Walk – guided by an OBPS docent, take walk through history.  Tour the neighborhood and learn about Sunset Beach and its connection to Native Americans, pirates, the Revolutionary War era, activities during World War II and much, much more. Activities are weather dependent, check or call 910 – 363 – 6585 if unsure.

The Story of the Fort Fisher Hermit

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is proud to present the story of the Fort Fisher Hermit presented by Fred Pickler on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. In 1955, following a brief stay at a mental health facility, Robert E. Harrill, hitchhiked from his home in Morganton, NC, to Fort Fisher, NC, on the North Carolina Coast (a distance of about 260 miles).  He settled into an abandoned World War II era artillery bunker and eked out a meager existence in the tidal marsh.  This self-imposed exile transformed Harrill from hermit and squatter to local celebrity and media darling.  He eventually became the second greatest tourist attraction in North Carolina trailing only the USS North Carolina in number of visitors.   To learn more about this presentation click Fort Fisher Hermit

The Passing of Ron McGurn

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ron McGurn.   No services are planned.  Dorrie does plan to have a Celebration of Ron’s Life and bricklaying at the Sea Trail chapel in the future. Details will follow when they are known.  Please keep Dorrie and her family in your prayers.

President’s Update: June 7, 2018

MAC POOL TO OPEN SATURDAY:  We have finally gotten all necessary approvals for our pool construction project and will open it at 9 am on Saturday, June 9th .  Joe McCarthy and his team have done a magnificent job of planning and supervising this project.  Their dedication and commitment since last fall have made this possible.  Thank them when you have the opportunity.

There are still a number of issues to be resolved that may require closing of the pool for short periods of time.  But the pool will be opened for the remainder of the season for our enjoyment.

Plans for an official Grand Opening on June 24th that will include the Sea and Sand Band are being finalized and will be announced shortly via email blast and on the website.

Thanks to all for their patience, support and suggestions during this project.


Mike Campbell

Prayer Circle Article for June

June – often the month of new beginnings as evidenced by events such as weddings, graduations, sea turtle nests, and the first day of summer.  Each day can be a new beginning for each of us if we so choose.  It only takes a few minutes to thank God for the opportunity of new beginnings in our lives and to ask Him to take our hand and lead us as we begin new life journeys.

Gentle Reminder:  Our beautiful Chapel on the Green is available to all Sea Trail residents to use and enjoy.  Events such as small weddings, commemorations and memorials can be held at the Chapel.  However, for these types of events there is an application process that needs to occur to ensure certain guidelines are followed.  More information is available on the STMA website under “Club Activities, Prayer Circle.”  To ensure that the beauty of our Chapel building, grounds and gardens is maintained please follow the established application procedures if you want to use the Chapel for a special event.

Do you have a prayer request???  Following are the names and areas of some of the members.  Feel free to call, as we all believe in the power of prayer and pledge confidentiality.

Cheryl Schutt, Rice Mill, 860-539-6579
Mary Lou Miller, Osprey Ridge, 575-4919
Kathleen Barthelme, Osprey Watch, 579-1450
Kathy Blaine, Sugar Sands, 579-4019

New Page Added to the Website: New Residents

There is a new page on the website entitled New Residents.  It is found on the About Us page and has a direct link to its content found on the very far right on the tan sub-navigation bar.  Here is the link:  This page hopefully gives information that will answer many of the questions that new residents have when they move into Sea Trail and the Sunset Beach area and is included all on one page!  This link is also found on the footer of each page.  We hope this new page makes life a bit easier for new residents with their transition and move to our area.  If anyone has a suggestion for another link to include on this page that would be helpful, please send your request to and we will add it.  Please check it out!