Sea Horse Book Club

Join the Sea Horse Book Club on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 in the Pink Palace to discuss; February’s read of The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.  In March it will be The Giver of Starts by Jojo Mayes.  For further information or any questions, contact Joyce Hellmann at

New Year’s Resolution to Exercise More?

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and exercise more, then the multiple exercise classes offered at the Creekside multi-purpose room and the VAC may just be what you are looking for to get you going in 2020!  There are lots of variety, skill levels, instructors and on land and in the water.  Plus within our clubs activities page check out biking, bowling, line dancing, pickleball, tai chi and tennis.  All great ways to get up, out and moving!  Click on a the links below for all the information you will need!

Click HERE for the STMA Clubs Activities page

Click HERE for the STMA Exercise Class Schedule

Yoga is no longer offered at Sea Trail but there are multiple venues close by that offer various levels of yoga.  Click on the links below for a class for you:

Email Scams & Fraud

Have you ever received an email requesting valuable personal, confidential or financial information, threatening legal or financial harm, or from a friend or colleague asking for money?

This is a scam called “Phishing.” Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, it often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site. Once that information is submitted, your are now compromised. DO NOT “click” on any links or buttons within such an email. Go directly to the source such as a Netflix, Bank Account or other types of online accounts you may have. Also, never REPLY to the email.

For more details go to AARP Scams & Fraud

December New Owners

Please CLICK HERE to find the most current list of new owners moving into Sea Trail.  To find their specific information as to address, email addresses and phone numbers just log in to the Member Directory section of the website.  Please Note:  This information is only available on the member directory once the new owner updates their profile information.  We will continue to update the New Owners information on a monthly basis or as we receive it.  Welcome one and all to Sea Trail!

New to Gardening in the NC Coastal Area?

Take a Day-in-the Yard Course this winter from the Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Brunswick County

The Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer Association of Brunswick County is offering its annual Day-in-the-Yard course in four locations for Brunswick County residents who want to know more about Coastal Carolina gardening. This seven-week series is taught by Master Gardeners and covers Soils and Fertilization, Lawns and Irrigation, Woody Ornamentals and Pruning, Annuals, Bulbs and Perennials, Diseases Insects and Pesticides, Vegetables and Fruits plus Native Plant Landscaping.

Here are the four locations, days and dates:

  1. NC Extension Office Training Room, 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, NCMeets Mondays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM from February 3 through March 16, 2020.
  2. St James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road, SE, St. James.  Meets Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. from February 4 through March 17, 2020.
  3. Southwest Brunswick Branch County Library, 9400 Ocean Highway West, Carolina Shores. Meets Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM from March 11 through April 22, 2020.
  4. Leland Library, 487 Village Rd., Leland.  Meets Thursdays from 1:00PM to 3:30PM from February 6 through March 19, 2020.

The cost is $85.00 for the seven-week course.  The price includes a copy of Gardening by the Month in Coastal Carolina, a publication of the Extension Master Gardener SM Volunteer Association of Brunswick County.

To register, please contact Gina Britton of the Extension Office at 910 253 2610 between 9 AM and 4 PM weekdays.


New Fitness Class at Creekside on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

A new Fitness Class is starting at Creekside, Wednesday, December 11 at 3:30 pm.  This class will be held every Wednesday and is open to men and women, all levels especially beginners or people returning to fitness.  This class will focus on balance, stretching, building strength and flexibility. Exercise has been proven to boost our immune system, improve mental acuity, increase joint function, maintain weight, improve all around quality of life by staying active. Cost is $6.  Any questions contact Anthony Merrill at

NEW Jodie Hughes Library

The library is located on the first floor of the MAC. Access is through the use of the property owner access card. Following recent refurbishment all aisles are now wide enough for walkers and wheel chairs.  All the books have been donated by the Sea Trail community. We welcome donations of hard cover fiction, auto biography and biography, and sports. We prefer books published in 2000 and later. We do NOT accept the following: Reader’s Digest volumes, books on politics, history, business, health or cooking, due to limited shelf space. We do not accept magazines. All books should be in good condition and odor free.  Paperback books in good condition and odor free are very popular and the back room at the library is dedicated to them . The front room is for hardcover books. Do stop by and see what a pleasant place it is to browse. We also have puzzles and CDs. The library Committee is chaired by Betty Priscu and there are 31 volunteers. We would love to have more volunteers; the work is only 2-3 weeks per year, and there are no meetings.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call Betty at 908-963-5170.

How Do I Submit Info to the Newsletter for Publication to the Website?

To submit information to the STMA website Newsletter please follow these guidelines:

  1. Send to email address ONLY. No requests will be accepted to personal emails or STMA board members.
  2. Make sure all information is accurate. No editing will be done.
  3. If you want to send a flyer/poster, please send as a Word document or PDF file only.
  4. If you only send your information in a flyer or poster without a short blurb to highlight the content please note ONLY a link to the flyer/poster will be published. However, we would recommend a short statement or blurb to draw people into your information in addition to the flyer/poster.
  5. Your information will be published typically in 1-2 business days so plan accordingly and do not wait until the last minute to send a Newsletter submission.
  6. If you want us to re-post your information, please give us the specific date you want it re-posted when you submit your original request.
  7. Due to time restraints, we do not reply back to let you know your information has been posted. Please check the website for the posting.
  8. If the posting is date specific, it is auto deleted the day after. Others may remain longer determined by content.

If you have any questions, please email us at We are glad to help!

Vacation Disaster Preparation Safety Guide For Travel Abroad

Vacation Disaster Preparation Safety Guide

This guide contains plenty of helpful information that many residents that travel abroad might find helpful.  The guide could be a great addition to your planning such as:

  • Helpful and actionable tips and advice about travel emergencies and disaster awareness whilst travelling or vacationing abroad and what travelers can do to prepare for and stay safe in case of an emergency.
  • Key stats and figures about travel safety and natural disasters across the world, including the countries most and least at risk to calamities, different types of natural disasters, the risk of terrorism and political unrest, and examples of major and personal emergencies to prepare for.
  • Practical and useful travel safety information such as emergency hotline numbers across the world, what to do in case disaster strikes, advice if you are injured or hospitalized abroad, when to contact your embassy for assistance and other helpful advice.
  • A travel safety checklist to help you prepare for emergencies and links to other useful resources and information online about overseas travel safety and disaster preparedness.

Click HERE for the entire guide.  Click HERE for the Useful Information page where the guide can also be found.

Reporting a Violation of the Rules: Must Use NEW Form

The Rules Committee has again asked me to remind residents that if you need to report a violation of the Rules, please use the NEW form which is listed on our website under the category FORMS. They will not be accepting any reports brought to Debra’s office any longer. The new violation report is easy to complete and when submitted, the form goes to Debra and also to the Rules Committee. The committee members will not be accepting any correspondence to either their personal emails or their phones. All correspondence is to be sent to the following email:

Brunswick County Recycling Services

Brunswick County residents and property owners can dispose of the following year around.

Electronics, fluorescent bulbs & CFL’s, single stream recycling, scrap metal, appliances, propane tanks, oyster shells, tires (limit 5 per resident), used cooking oil, latex paint & cans, textiles, corrugated cardboard, household & automotive batteries, used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, fuel, smoke detectors and cellphones.

Electronics, fluorescent bulbs (4 foot or smaller) & CFL’s, single stream recycling, corrugated cardboard, scrap metal, household batteries, appliances, oyster shells (all locations except Leland), tires (Southport and Leland only, limit 5 per resident), used cooking oil, smoke detectors, textiles and cellphones.

Single-stream recycling and textiles (coming soon).

For location and hours, please visit the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling website at

To submit to NEWSLETTER, email to:

All information submitted for posting to the website Newsletter must be specific and accurate. No editing of content will be made by website support.  Click HERE for more details.