Morningstar Marinas Blog Feed http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/ Latest blog posts from Morningstar Marinas. en-us Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1094 <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Thanks to all who participated in our video shoot and attended our 70s party. It was a very busy and fun weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />This week, our staff profile is&nbsp;our new forklift driver, Frank Sims. Frank is a great new addition to our staff. Read more about him below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Don’t forget the deadline for our photo contest is August 31. Make sure to enter your photos to win great prizes!<br />&nbsp;<br />Come see us this weekend! The weather is going to be beautiful.&nbsp;<br /><br />Cheers,<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><strong>Video Shoot and 70’s Party &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3fe8e628c5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e2f8852a-4c60-4c64-bb03-4af33c263747.jpg" alt="" width="450" height="332" align="none" /></a></div> <div>As we&nbsp;predicted, it proved to be a busy weekend for us at Skippers. Saturday morning, we had a film crew at the marina shooting a promotional video. There was quite a buzz with the crew filming us! It was a lot of fun, and we&nbsp;will share the link to the video with you once it is finished. Thanks to all of you who participated!<br />&nbsp;<br />Sunday was a super groovy day with our 70s party. The staff and I peaced-out with our tie dyes and Lennon glasses. Funky grill master Keith rocked out some fantastic burgers and hot dogs.&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7275871511&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Check out&nbsp;photos of the funky good times on our blog</a>! Ya dig?!&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>STAFF FEATURE</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><strong>Frank Sims</strong></div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=92e0b4c30c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c42356ac-eb14-45d5-87f9-42d68e597187.jpg" alt="" width="320" height="225" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Frank is a single father of 3 and a jack of all trades. He has been driving a forklift for over 20 years, with a background in manufacturing. He recently transitioned from warehouses to the marina and is really enjoying the change. He also specializes in landscaping part time and is a great handyman! When he is not working, Frank enjoys spending quality time with his children, attending church and volunteering in outreach ministry and charitable events. Say hi to Frank when you see him!&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/89023a0a-7c72-495d-9731-851809eeef7d.jpg" alt="" width="176" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="352" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <h2><br />Mid-Atlantic Fall Boat Show&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, August 26&nbsp;-&nbsp;Sunday, August 28&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />Come visit us at our booth at the Mid-Atlantic Fall Boat Show. Drool over the latest boat models and find some great deals. We will have specials and goodies for those of you who stop by!&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="false" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/13082f79-8e57-40f1-accc-db2f9229ea40.png" alt="" width="480" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="564" valign="top"> <div> <h2><br /><br />Peninsula Cup Regatta&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, September 16, - Sunday, September 18&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Mark your calendars for the PYC Peninsula Cup Regatta.&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f50293d671&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Check out their website</a>&nbsp;for more information and for registration.&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><strong>Marina Fall Hours&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />As of September 6, the Tuesday after Labor Day, Skippers’ hours will be as follows:&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.&nbsp;<br />Friday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=8c5c240095&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/27461f97-996e-4fae-9f80-b601ebef7975.jpg" alt="" width="291" height="173" align="none" /></a></div> <div><strong>10% Off Tubes&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Now through Labor Day, buy a tube in our Ship’s Store and receive&nbsp;<strong>10% off!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=18832a2b33&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fe35fd1b-6be8-461f-a538-18c5d7c16570.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" align="none" /></a></div> <div><strong>Labor Day Ice&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>Who doesn’t love free stuff? Come see us on Labor Day, September 5, and get a free bag of ice! Yes, Mickey…FREE.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="false" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d19fd70d-ef6a-451f-a173-b15595ae1dcf.jpg" alt="" width="250" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="564" valign="top"> <div> <h2><br />Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c887de8a3a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;Deadline for submissions is&nbsp;August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:</em><br /><br />We’ll see a pretty typical late August weekend meaning plenty of sunshine, heat and humidity as temperatures climb to about 90 both days. The good news is that late day t-storm chances remain below average. Lake water temps are in the upper 80s.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1094 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1093 <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Happy Thursday! We are officially one day closer to the weekend. Cheers to that.&nbsp;Let&rsquo;s celebrate by taking the boat out on the water. I&rsquo;m sure it&rsquo;s well-deserved after everyone&rsquo;s first week back to reality. With school back in session, there is no better way to take your mind off of it than&nbsp;being on the water. Plus,&nbsp;don&rsquo;t forget that Labor Day weekend is just around the corner! It’s never too early to&nbsp;let us know you want your boat in the water. See you here soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>FISHING REPORT</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e479f606ba&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/31f52f8c-0712-4d1d-bc20-fff37786f856.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="287" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /><strong>Check out this fishing report, courtesy of Captain Jeremy Alvarez:&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />With the thermocline offshore and closer to the bottom, the bottom fishing has been tough.&nbsp; However, trolling has been great! Not only have the kingfish been biting, there have been Cobia and Sailfish in the mix.&nbsp; If you can get over the right structure, there have been nice Amberjacks a bit farther offshore. Hopefully this NE wind and swell moves the thermocline and gets everything back to normal. See you out there!&nbsp;<br /><br />Capt. Jeremy Alvarez<br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=233480ddd7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">jacksonvillefishingcharters.com</a></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cd18992a16&amp;e=543c592ffd"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/100bb380-dc7d-4815-9a93-533cc1f541cb.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="386" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><br /><strong>4th Annual River Ruckus</strong></div> <div><strong>This Saturday, August 27, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.&nbsp;</strong></div> <div>St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Riverside Arts Market are hosting the fourth annual River Ruckus, a family festival celebrating two of our region&rsquo;s most important assets &mdash; the St. Johns River and RAM. The day&rsquo;s events will include water based activities, kids crafts and educational programming, live local music, craft beer from SweetWater Brewing Company, plus all the unique art, produce and food vendors that the Riverside Arts Market offers every Saturday.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div><strong><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2b4db2102e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ef1b7006-83c7-4b7c-9143-251d22ac615e.png" alt="" width="276" height="183" align="none" /></a></strong></div> <div><strong>Labor Day&nbsp;</strong></div> <div><strong>Monday, September 5 (all day)</strong></div> <div><br />Plan to spend the end of summer with us at the marina!&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9e0bc5fd09&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c2b75bf8-13dd-421f-8572-309d4e2fd088.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="255" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Introducing the newest addition to the YETI family, the Hopper Flip 12. New shape, yet same great hold for ice. Don&rsquo;t be a square and come get yourself a square hopper. Sale for them starts on the 25th. You will also get a $10&nbsp;gift card with your deal that you can use at the time of purchase!</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div>This weekend&rsquo;s weather is looking a little stormy, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean it&rsquo;s headed for Mayport. Clear skies until the weekend hits -&nbsp;fingers crossed&nbsp;the forecast will change. If not, plan your day with an early start to beat the weather. Temperatures in the high 80&rsquo;s throughout the week.<br />&nbsp;<br />08/25&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 02:46 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.81 H<br />08/25&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 08:41 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.11 L<br />08/25&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.38 H<br />08/25&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:34 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.56 L<br />08/26&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:53 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.71 H<br />08/26&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:44 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.18 L<br />08/26&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:37 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.39 H<br />08/26&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:37 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.54 L<br />08/27&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:01 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.69 H<br />08/27&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:46 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.19 L<br />08/27&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:42 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.44 H<br />08/27&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:36 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.46 L<br />08/28&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:05 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.75 H<br />08/28&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:46 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.15 L<br />08/28&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:40 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.5 H</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1093 Totally Groovy 70s Party in Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Totally-Groovy-70s-Party-in-Photos-1092 Check out all the photos from our totally groovy 70’s party!&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Totally-Groovy-70s-Party-in-Photos-1092 Staff Appreciation Party 2016 http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Staff-Appreciation-Party-2016-1091 Our wonderful members threw our Morningstar Marinas staff a staff appreciation party, hosted by the A Dock gang. Check out some of the photos here!&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Staff-Appreciation-Party-2016-1091 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1090 <div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <p>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Thanks to all of the participants in our very first&nbsp;Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. It was awesome to see you all out on the water having fun at the event!<br />&nbsp;<br />This week, our staff profile is Alex Ellsworth. Alex has been with Skippers for 5 years. He is a hard worker that you will see running in the yard when we are busy! Alex always has a dry wit, and an incredibly positive attitude. We are lucky to have him on staff. Get to know Alex better below.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Hope to see you on the docks soon!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328&nbsp;</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</h1> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <p><strong>Scavenger Hunt in Photos&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7f68dfe816&amp;e=a0411b7747" target="_blank"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></a><br /><em>Leonards - Best Photo Winners</em></p> </div> <div> <p>This past Saturday, we held&nbsp;our very first&nbsp;Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. We had a great turn out! Approximately 15 boats participated from our three sites, with about 50 folks for dinner at the PYC.</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=129f334e1d&amp;e=a0411b7747" target="_blank"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></a><br /><em>Houles - Funniest Photo Winners</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>We received a lot of great photos from the event.&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=441215b8d5&amp;e=a0411b7747" target="_blank"><strong>Click here to check out images from the day on our blog</strong></a>. Winners of the contest were the Leonards for Best Photo, the Reynolds Family for Most Creative &ndash; noodle dude was cool! &ndash;&nbsp;and the Houles for Funniest Photo. Prizes were a $100&nbsp;gift card for dinner at the PYC, a $100&nbsp;voucher for gas, and a free double decker pontoon rental,&nbsp;respectively. Congratulations to our winners!</p> </div> <div> <p><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d67057fe4e&amp;e=a0411b7747" target="_blank"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></a><br /><em>Reynolds - Most Creative Photo Winners</em></p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;<br />Bruce, Logan and I really enjoyed&nbsp;seeing you all having fun on the water. We plan to have another Scavenger Hunt next year around the same date. We will have more tricks up our sleeves for next year’s Scavenger Hunt, so plan not to miss out!&nbsp;</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> <h1>STAFF FEATURE</h1> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <p><strong>Alex Ellsworth</strong></p> </div> <div> <p><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=920768f87e&amp;e=a0411b7747" target="_blank"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></a></p> </div> <div> <p><br />Alex has been working at Morningstar as a dockhand for five seasons. He loves to spend most of his time outside and never stops working hard. Over the years, Alex has become an expert on the docks and is the only dockhand trained to drive the forklift. Alex moved to Troutman when he was four and has grown up five minutes from Skippers Landing.&nbsp; He enjoys water skiing, swimming, and paddle boarding on the lake. Alex recently traveled across the country in his 1999 Land Rover,&nbsp;hitting almost 30 states, reaching as far as California. His favorite state to see was Montana. Come out to Skippers and ask him about his trip!</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="352" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <h2>Video Filming &nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 20&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <p><br />We will be filming a promotional video at Skippers on August 20. There will be a film crew here for the majority of the day. If you are interested in being in the video please contact us at 704.528.3328, and we will work to include you. If you are camera shy, please inform the staff, and we will make sure that you are out of the limelight.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="352" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <h2>70’s Party&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Sunday, August 21, beginning at 12 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <p><br />If you thought rockin’ out to the 80s was like, AWESOME last year, then get ready to party like it’s the 70’s. Join us for our totally groovy 70’s party. The staff and I will be dressing up and we’ll be ready for you to come boogie down with us and have some fun! Can you dig it?<br /><br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <p><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=893e585495&amp;e=a0411b7747" target="_blank"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></a></p> </div> <div> <p><strong>Labor Day Ice&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> <div> <p>Who doesn’t love free stuff? Come see us on Labor Day, September 5, and get a free bag of ice! Yes, Mickey…FREE.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="564" valign="top"> <div> <h2><br />Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <p><br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com"><strong>skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</strong></a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1b2287649d&amp;e=a0411b7747" target="_blank"><strong>Facebook page</strong></a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;Deadline for submissions is&nbsp;August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <div> <hr size="2" noshade="noshade" /> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="600" valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <p><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />We are back to a more typical mid-summer weather pattern, with plenty of sunshine boosting temperatures to the low 90s both weekend days. There is a very slight chance of a late day t-storms, more so on Sunday. Sailors will see south breeze running about 4-8 mph. Lake water temps remain in the low 90s.</p> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1090 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1089 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br /><br />We hope you guys have been having a fantastic week!&nbsp;We’re looking forward to&nbsp;many sunny skies and eager fishers this weekend. To lighten the Thursday mood since we&rsquo;re one day closer to that&nbsp;much&nbsp;needed weekend, why did the vegan go deep-sea fishing? Just for the halibut!<br /><br />Quick reminder, we have the CONNEX box in our trailer lot currently, so giving us a heads up&nbsp;beforehand will make retrieving your trailer a much&nbsp;smoother process.<br /><br />See you here soon!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f4a0b3dd15&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d2098c34-dc95-4461-be00-514bd81cc368.gif" alt="" width="250" height="220" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /><strong>Jacksonville Suns vs. Mississippi Braves&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, August 13, 6:05 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><br /><br />Be sure to support your local baseball team this Saturday as they take on the Mississippi Braves.&nbsp; Tickets and more information can be found on<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c18eda9b61&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">&nbsp;their website</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=398dd00a06&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f4166e67-4490-488a-adfa-5a2d37e7a87d.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="262" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Be sure to stop by the Ship’s Store and check out our huge new stock of Yeti coolers and accessories.&nbsp; We have everything in stock from Coolers, Tumblers, Hoppers, Colsters&nbsp;and much more! Additionally, with the purchase of a Yeti Tundra sizes 45 and up, you will receive a&nbsp;<strong>$50 Morningstar gift card redeemable at the time of purchase</strong>.&nbsp;We also have a great Hopper 20 combo (featured in the picture above), which includes: Hopper 20, Colster, Yeti Ice 2lb, Sidekick, and a Molle Bottle Opener for only $399.99, saving you $50.&nbsp;For more information or to take home your very own Yeti cooler, stop by the Ship&rsquo;s Store.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Looks like we might be having a slight chance of storms out at Mayport this weekend, but you certainly shouldn&rsquo;t let that stop you from planning your day on the water. The majority of the time, bad weather doesn&rsquo;t last long here, so feel free to give us a call and ask about the conditions first.<br /><br />08/12&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 03:56 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.21 H<br />08/12&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:55 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.85 L<br />08/12&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:43 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.7 H<br />08/12&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:57 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.15 L<br />08/13&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:53 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.21 H<br />08/13&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:44 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.76 L<br />08/13&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:37 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.82 H<br />08/13&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:46 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.0 L<br />08/14&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:49 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.27 H<br />08/14&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:34 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.59 L<br />08/14&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:29 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.96 H</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1089 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1088 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Last Saturday turned out to be one of the busiest days of the summer at the marina,&nbsp;and the Morningstar/PYC Photo Scavenger Hunt just added to the fun! If you missed it, check out a few of the photos below &ndash; and keep it on your radar for next year.<br /><br />If you come out to the marina this Saturday, come hungry! Roaming Fork Bistro on Wheels will be rolling in their gourmet food truck starting at around 11 a.m.&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f4ed81c5eb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Check out their website</a>&nbsp;or see below to get an idea of their menu. The fish tacos look amazing!<br /><br />We hope to see you out here, and whether or not boating is part of your plans this upcoming weekend,&nbsp;as always, have fun and be safe!<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point &nbsp;<br />804-731-6930</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>2016 Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt</strong></span><br />&nbsp;<br />If you didn’t get to participate in last weekend’s photo scavenger hunt, here’s a little bit of what you missed!&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9c09e19e63&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/71d56837-60a1-4b6b-a89c-2e59da87b042.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b9f861254a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d72089c7-e15c-40eb-a26b-edfa4082867f.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3fbce2acb2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/07de1503-a847-4e78-8aea-a8196ae92ab8.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="507" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9e4cddb0fa&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e6a762a4-ef61-493e-a563-947ed7253fd0.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="183" align="none" /></a><br /><br />To see more,&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=98e02cbcf1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">check out our blog here</a>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/449bfd21-8430-43a6-824d-186f92804366.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />Saturday Food Truck: Roaming Fork Bistro on Wheels&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 13, 11 a.m. until&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Roaming Fork Bistro on Wheels will be here for their inaugural visit this Saturday. One of the area&rsquo;s first food trucks, founded in Charlotte in 2011, Roaming Fork says of their operation:<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;We are a gourmet food truck specializing in an eclectic menu of Blackened Fish Tacos, Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Korean BBQ Bahn Mi, Speciality Chicken Sandwiches, 12 Hr Pulled Pork, Fried Deviled Eggs, Award Winning Parmesan Herb White Truffle Fries, Smoked Meatloaf, Cuban Gourmet Style and so much more. The menu rotates often and we are always creating NEW weekly specials. We are foodies, sharing our love of food with you.&rdquo;&nbsp;</em><br /><br />We&rsquo;re excited to share Roaming Fork with you this weekend! Look for the truck between the bathhouse and the Ship’s Store.<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1f05c45a-e136-470b-b280-e622f1a6b683.png" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br />Whiskey Wine and Moonshine to Benefit the Cornelius Police Department and TopDeck Foundation&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, September 10, 7 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <div><strong>Support our Cornelius Police!</strong><br />TopDeck Foundation&nbsp;invites you to join them for a<br />Whiskey, Wine &amp; Moonshine Party!!<br />2016 Fundraiser to benefit TopDeck Foundation<br /><em>Casino games - Food pairings - Beverage tastings</em><br /><br />Saturday, September 10 - 7&nbsp;p.m.<br /><strong>Hyde Place Pop-Up Party Space</strong><br /><em>10508 Bailey Road, Cornelius</em><br /><br />Help us show our support for Cornelius Police Department and raise<br />funds for extra equipment and programs!<br /><br /><strong>Early Bird Tickets are $50 at</strong><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=31064f2438&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">https://2016wwmfortopdeck.eventbrite.com</a><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=deb4698af2&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">www.lkntopdeck.org</a>&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>Sponsorships still available!</em><br /><br /><em>TopDeck Foundation is a 501 (c)3 charity that raises funds for programs that support the morale and mission of the Cornelius Police Department.</em></div> </div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />We are back to a more typical mid-summer weather pattern, with plenty of sunshine boosting temperatures to the low 90s both weekend days. There is a very slight chance of a late day t-storms, more so on Sunday. Sailors will see south breeze running about 4-8 mph. Lake water temps remain in the low 90s.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1088 Weekly Marina News & Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1087 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />The countdown to Labor Day has started! Even if you haven’t used your boat all summer, Labor Day is the perfect time to get out on the water. If you plan on heading out to celebrate the holiday on the river, please call and let us know as soon as possible, so we can have your boat charged and ready for you.<br />&nbsp;<br />This month, we are raising money for school&nbsp;supplies for the local Boys and Girls Club. We are asking you to throw your spare change in a jar and we will match whatever is raised by the end of the month&nbsp;to donate the total to&nbsp;the kids to buy school supplies.&nbsp;<br /><br />Last but not least, head out to the marina this weekend for your chance to win great prizes in our carnival-style “pick a duck” contest. See below for more details.&nbsp;<br /><br />See you here soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s Island<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Family Affair&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=85f7b877eb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/f0b18972-ac51-4dd8-8279-da1bc95bdc95.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="360" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />It was wonderful to see Cindy and Bill Angus this week staying in the apartment with their grandkids. It’s always nice to see the kids having fun!&nbsp;<br /><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts.&nbsp;<a href="mailto:gwynnsisland@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit any photos with your name and details.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>GOODBYE TO CAMDEN&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=27624c8db9&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c3764cce-d718-4c4d-8ba5-3eca22ae45ad.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="400" align="none" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Camden has been here all summer helping you at the docks. Unfortunately for us,&nbsp;his family is moving to North Carolina.&nbsp; We will miss him dearly since he was such a pleasure to be around and very knowledgeable at only 15 years old.&nbsp;Good luck to him and his family with their relocation!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>PICK A DUCK CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <h2><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=4c07693223&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c8c559e2-66c9-434b-80e6-e9d0d0ad7da8.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="224" align="none" /></a></h2> <div><br />Make sure to stop by the marina this weekend to enter our “pick a duck” contest! We’ll be giving away anything from free water to free service. We’ll be set up in front of the office so come and see what you can win!&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-Marina-News-Events-1087 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1086 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />I think the gods have been listening to our prayers for cooler weather as the extended forecast for the rest of the week in to the weekend is temperatures in the high 80&rsquo;s. You heard me right, high 80&rsquo;s not high 90&rsquo;s, with a heat index of 110 degrees, so if you weren&rsquo;t planning on getting out on the water this weekend, you may want to revise your plans. We don&rsquo;t find too many days in August below 90 degrees, so I look forward to seeing everyone out on the water enjoying this beautiful weather!<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-634-1128</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ad86b6ac-f5a8-4352-b175-d6bc81ef9147.png" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <div> <h2><br /><br />Golden Isles King Mac Attack Tournament&nbsp;</h2> <h3>August 18-20, Gascoigne Park&nbsp;</h3> <br /><br /><strong>Captains meeting</strong><br />Thursday, August 18, 7 p.m. at Gascoigne Park<br /><strong>Fishing Days&nbsp;</strong><br />Friday, August 19 &amp; Saturday, August 20&nbsp;<br /><strong>Awards</strong><br />Saturday, August 10, 7 p.m.&nbsp;<br /><strong>Food</strong><br />Provided by The Half Shell<br /><strong>Registration</strong><br />The entry fee for this event is $425 per boat. Completed registration forms and fees&nbsp;must be turned in no later 9 p.m. on August 18. After this time, registration&nbsp;will be closed and no refunds will be made.<br /><strong>Weather</strong><br />This is a Captain&rsquo;s choice tournament. If the tournament committee decides that the&nbsp;weather may jeopardize the safety of the participants, this announcement will be&nbsp;made at the captains’ meeting. Sunday, August 21, will be the alternate fish day.&nbsp;The final decision to fish is up to the Captain of each boat.<br /><strong>Check Out</strong><br />St. Simons Pier: 23&rsquo; and under at safe light; Big boats 15 minutes later.<br /><strong>Weigh In</strong><br />All boats wishing to weigh fish must pass the committee boat before 5:30 p.m. Boat crew&nbsp;members must deliver fish to be weighed in to Weighmaster. One fish in each category,&nbsp;General, Jr. Angler, and Lady Angler, per boat will be accepted to weigh in. All fish&nbsp;weighed in will be subject to a Tori meter test. Mutilated, frozen or improperly iced fish&nbsp;will be disqualified. Decisions by the rules committee are final. All fish weighed in will&nbsp;become property of the tournament.&nbsp;<br /><strong>Minimum Fish Size (King Mackerel)</strong><br />NO king Mackerel less than 10 lbs will be accepted for weigh in. Release of smaller&nbsp;fish is encouraged.<br /><strong>Fishing</strong><br />Fish must be caught within the tournament hours using rod and reel, with a maximum&nbsp;of six lines in the water at any one time. No fixed lines or electric reels may be used to&nbsp;land fish. Downriggers are to be used as line carriers only. Two or more boats may NOT&nbsp;come together, except with permission of the rules committee. Any request or questions&nbsp;should be directed to the committee on Tournament Channel 68.<br />&bull; If a tie occurs, the winner will be determined by the earliest weigh in time.<br />&bull; All winners will be subject to a polygraph test. Any protest must be submitted to the&nbsp;rules committee in writing before 6 p.m. on the day of the tournament.<br /><strong>SKA RULES APPLY</strong><br /><br /><strong>Contact Information</strong>: Howard Poe cell (912) 577-0552 or&nbsp;Laura Steedley cell (904) 588-5098</div> </div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/bdb9a5bb-42d6-4eff-ae86-b3d92877ceee.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div> <div> <h2><br />Free Ice This Weekend&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <br />On behalf of myself, my staff and the entire Morningstar Marinas organization, we would like to offer a complimentary 10 lb. bag of ice Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14.&nbsp; Please let your Dock Master or Forklift Operator know you saw this offer in this weeks&rsquo; e-blast.&nbsp; One bag per boat per day as we thank you for being a part of Morningstar Marinas.</div> </div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1086 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1084 <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We hope everyone had a great first week at school! The weather has been beautiful here with the cooler temperatures, and we are glad to see so many people out enjoying themselves on the water.<br /><br />Please don&rsquo;t forget to stop by the office and get your membership rewards card to start enjoying the benefits!<br /><br />See you all soon,<br /><br />Buck Vickery, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7ec7bd5f-7fca-42f3-8975-40913cad6afd.jpg" alt="" width="176" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="352" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <h2><br />Tybee Island Movies in the Park</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 20, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />The City of Tybee Island&rsquo;s Development Authority/Main Street program will host Movies in the Park this summer at Memorial Park with the assistance of the Tybee Island YMCA. The series’ third movie will begin right after sunset on Saturday, August 20, with a showing of Minions.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/989fff72-3743-4b84-b795-ed8e90155a84.jpg" alt="" width="176" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="352" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <h2><br />Fort Pulaski Centennial Series: Wetlands Walk</h2> <h3>Sunday, August 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Fort Pulaski National Monument will continue it&rsquo;s celebration of the National Park Service&rsquo;s 100th Anniversary with the eighth event in Centennial Series, a Ranger-led Wetlands Walk focusing specifically on the tidal marsh located within the boundaries of the monument.&nbsp;The Wetlands Walk will be held at 11 a.m. and will consist of a ranger-led walkthrough of the tidal marsh present on Cockspur Island. The walk will be 1.5 miles round trip and take no more than 2 hours.</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="false" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ea9939af-77f5-403c-a905-41e810d09ffe.png" alt="" width="538" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="564" valign="top"> <div>&nbsp; <h2>“Best of” Survey&nbsp;</h2> <br />Southern Tides Magazine is conducting a &ldquo;Best Of&rdquo; survey. Winners will be announced in the September/first anniversary issue of the magazine. One of the categories included is Best Marina, so please vote for us! The deadline is August 19. To vote,&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d16c01cb3d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">follow this link</a>.&nbsp;Thank you!<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="false" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/19845721-82cc-4f42-82f9-54c55cee48b4.jpg" alt="" width="200" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="564" valign="top"> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Customer Rewards Program</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp; <ul> <li>$5 off of your purchase of $30 or more at Tubby’s Tankhouse&nbsp;</li> <li>10% off your meal at Tortugas Island Grille</li> <li>10%&nbsp;off labor at Island Outboards</li> <li>$10 off your yearly Seatow membership for dry and wet slip tenants. Promo code: MSM</li> <li>10% off at River Supply (some exclusions&nbsp;apply)</li> <li>Discounted rental boat rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;Stop by the marina office to pick up your rewards card today!&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="false" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/136bb786-38cf-4dc2-b39b-1c4969f8d084.jpg" alt="" width="250" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="564" valign="top"> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Detailed Wash Special</h2> <br />We are running a great special on our detailed boat wash! Now through the end of August, it&rsquo;s $3 per foot. Give us a call at the office at 912-354-2283 to get all the details on this excellent wash and phenomenal value.&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div>It’s panning out to be a beautiful week to be on the water! Highs in just the 80’s and lows in the 70’s. See you soon!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Thursday 8/11</td> <td>3:04 AM H</td> <td>9:08 AM L</td> <td>3:43 PM H</td> <td>10:03 PM L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Friday 8/12</td> <td>3:52 AM H</td> <td>10:07 AM L</td> <td>4:33 PM H</td> <td>10:59 PM L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Saturday 8/13</td> <td>4:43 AM H</td> <td>10:58 AM L</td> <td>5:25 PM H</td> <td>11:53 PM L</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1084 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1085 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />With the busy season winding down, and the boats on the lake lightening up, what better time to enjoy the lake? We are now in to the best part of the boating season, so make sure you get up to the marina to enjoy a beautiful weekend on the lake and to see your favorite marina staff.<br /><br />Sam Hird, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>BACK TO SCHOOL, BACK TO SCHOOL&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b2ea2d99-10eb-438d-bff3-a8b5c70670e5.jpg" alt="" width="300" /> <div> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <br />It&rsquo;s that time of year again where all of the kids are heading back to school. Our dockhands are headed back to school in the next couple weeks too, so make sure to stop by and wish them luck at college or in their final year of high school. Luckily, we will get to keep a couple of them for the weekends as they are at local schools, but the rest are headed off to their universities for the school year. Please make sure to come out this weekend and help send them all off after a wonderful summer at Eaton Ferry.<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b15801f3-c690-45ad-9336-5e05629f1523.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />The Crossing at Lake Gaston&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 13<em>&nbsp;</em></h3> <br />The annual crossing of Lake Gaston is finally here. The event will start at Morningstar Marinas and end over at Watersview across the Eaton Ferry Bridge. This event always makes for a fun-filled morning at the lake. What better way to start your weekend on the beautiful lake Gaston?&nbsp;Cross the lake by water or land right at the Eaton Ferry Bridge.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/807564d7-d57b-4882-be33-13f898d33858.jpg" alt="" width="300" /> <div> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <br />Morningstar Marinas is excited to announce that our annual lighted boat parade will be back this year! We are in the planning process right now, but want to make sure we get the word out early. We would love to have as many participants as possible as well as spectators. There will be giveaways and prizes for multiple categories, so make sure to start planning on how to best deck the halls with your boat this winter.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The weather is always&nbsp;wonderful on the beautiful Lake Gaston. A little cloud cover is great when you are on the water to help keep you cool. &nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1085 2016 Scavenger Hunt in Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/2016-Scavenger-Hunt-in-Photos-1082 <p>Check out the <a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing/blog/post/2016-Scavenger-Hunt-in-Photos-1082?utm_source=Skippers+Landing&amp;utm_campaign=b4a02292d3-160811_Skippers8_11_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0a8712f3d1-b4a02292d3-188064577">photos</a> from our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. Don’t miss out on the fun next year!&nbsp;</p> Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/2016-Scavenger-Hunt-in-Photos-1082 August 2016 Newsletter http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/August-2016-Newsletter-1081 Check out all the fun we have in store for August <a href="https://www.scribd.com/document/320293259/2016-August-Newsletter">in this month’s newsletter.&nbsp;</a> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/August-2016-Newsletter-1081 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1080 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />This Saturday will be the inaugural&nbsp;Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This is going to be a super fun event with multiple stops, prizes and a party at the end. The scavenger hunt is a customer appreciation event for our boaters. Come have fun&nbsp;and get to know the rest of the Morningstar family. There will be a picnic at the end with a band at the PYC. Because this is an appreciation event, we have kept the cost to a minimum for you. Sign up today!&nbsp;If you would like more details, please contact me.<br />&nbsp;<br />Our staff profile this week will be our operations manager, Wes. Wes has been working in the marina industry for 17 years. He has vast experience, is dedicated, and is just an overall nice guy!&nbsp;Get to know Wes more&nbsp;below.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />See you on the docks!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>STAFF FEATURE</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Wes Lanier</strong></div> <div><a href="http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/skippers-landing?utm_source=Skippers+Landing&amp;utm_campaign=6f2be17b80-160804_Skippers8_4_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0a8712f3d1-6f2be17b80-" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2a568541-56ca-4fb0-a665-51b77b532abb.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="285" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Born and raised on Lake Norman, Wes has worked at Skippers Landing since he was 17 years old. He began as a dock hand, assisting customers as they arrived to the marina. Learning the ropes came easily for Wes, so soon after, he became the primary lift driver. When Morningstar purchased the property, he stayed on as the operations manager. After nearly 17 years in the marina industry, what he likes most about Skippers Landing is the people he gets to serve. Wes is very hands-on and loves working on boats and being outside with his crew.&nbsp;In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and of course, cruising on Lake Norman.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1b492c2b-442b-4e17-81fa-ad358c82740e.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Scavenger Hunt&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;August 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us for our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This lake-wide event will be hosted by all three of the Morningstar properties. Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day. Then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a blast!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a9f0a484-40ff-469a-9395-27e3f3d992ea.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Video Filming &nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 20&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />We will be filming a promotional video at Skippers on August 20. There will be a film crew here for the majority of the day. If you are interested in being in the video please contact us at 704.528.3328, and we will work to include you. If you are camera shy, please inform the staff, and we will make sure that you are out of the limelight.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b52c5f19-f1f9-4089-8035-5ba685080f88.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>70’s Party&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Sunday, August 21, beginning at 12 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />After a bit of a heat break the last few days, it returns for the weekend with afternoon highs back in to the low 90s and heat index values in the upper 90s. Afternoon t-storm chances are low on Saturday (20%) but pick up on Sunday (40%). Lake water temps are in the low 90s.<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d19fd70d-ef6a-451f-a173-b15595ae1dcf.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br />Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=18834599c5&amp;e=543c592ffd&amp;utm_source=Skippers+Landing&amp;utm_campaign=6f2be17b80-160804_Skippers8_4_2016&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_0a8712f3d1-6f2be17b80-" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;Deadline for submissions is&nbsp;August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />Plenty of sunscreen and water will keep you safe on the lake this weekend. We’ll see plenty of sun both days,&nbsp;although we will finally build up enough clouds to touch off some late day t-storms. Rain&nbsp;chances are 30% and will occur between 4 and 9 pm. Before the storms, afternoon highs will *only*&nbsp;reach the lower 90s. Lake water temps are in the low 90s as well.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1080 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1079 <div>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Another hot and steamy weekend in Pawleys Island.&nbsp;It feels like deja&nbsp;vu all over again,&nbsp;as Yogi Berra would say.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />It was a hot weekend for&nbsp;birthdays too at RHYC!&nbsp;Anna Milling and pals partied it up 80&rsquo;s style to celebrate her birthday. It was&nbsp;such fun to see so many of our members in costume and hamming it up, including Will Howard,&nbsp;aka &ldquo;The Boss,&rdquo; rapping to the Sugar Hill Gang and Scott Kramer&rsquo;s spirited rendition of Queen&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fat Bottomed Girls.” Party on dudes!<br />&nbsp;<br />On Sunday, we celebrated Carol Guilmette&rsquo;s birthday with Elvis on the fireplace patio -&nbsp;lots of swooning and crooning and &ldquo;sweaty hugs.” It was a blast!&nbsp;<br /><br />Now it’s on to&nbsp;August, and we have another month to enjoy fun times with family and friends at RHYC. Don&rsquo;t let the last month of summer slip away without checking out the upcoming parties at RHYC! See you here soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a57a238357&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/aab0149b-fd4a-4595-92a5-afd990ba4897.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Anna and her gal pals partying it up 80’s style<br /><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=552b95aed4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/53c0d0cd-8823-4bf6-91d0-5cd41bc3fd8e.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a><br />See if you can guess the gentlemen in the photo! Top Gun, Tom Selleck&nbsp;and Bret Michaels of Poison. Hmm, Drew, Greg and Richard, maybe?&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c52ad14f8c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eb925575-6f83-4f6f-9e21-fa91828cb007.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="400" align="none" /></a><br />Carol Guilmette&nbsp;gets a birthday hug from Elvis. Better watch it, Ed!&nbsp;</div> <div><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts.<a href="mailto:reserve@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">&nbsp;Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit any photos with your name and details.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b421e80b-8fe2-4409-83eb-9ad321206bd1.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Kids Appreciation Day</h2> <h3>Wednesday, August 10, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />RHYC loves our kids! Bring your family to the marina to enjoy pool games with Beans Kelly, a visit from the Midway fire truck, and boating and back to school safety tips from Georgetown’s finest sheriff’s department. We will be handing out free lemonade and ice pops for all the kids. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend for an absolutely fun afternoon at RHYC!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/183399ea-0ef2-4926-a2ab-22bda61c0451.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />End of Summer Chill Out by the Pool!&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Sunday, September 4, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />Enjoy a fun, late afternoon with DJ Mike spinning all the hits and party favorites while you relax by the RHYC pool. Chef Curtis will be cookin&rsquo; up some yummy treats to celebrate summer&rsquo;s last hurrah. C&rsquo;mon down and join all your friends and neighbors for a fond farewell to a great summer.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/534b5d11-25ce-4221-8a72-097dd75b7a54.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>August Marina Specials&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Free bottled water</strong>&nbsp;for everyone in your boating party!</li> <li><strong>Free&nbsp;lemonade and ice pops</strong>&nbsp;for&nbsp;kids of all ages all day on Wednesday, August 10! &nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <hr /> <h1>BOAT RETRIEVAL&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6d69856d-37bf-4686-8ce5-e0e544f02488.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Is your boat ready for retrieval?&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />After a fun day of boating on the river, don’t forget to prepare your boat to be put away for safe-keeping in the dry storage building. Trim tabs up, fenders and lines out, and for those boaters in the A-side slips, bimini down. If you do not have ample lines, please stop by the RHYC Ship’s Store, where you will find an assortment of accessories for safe boating at competitive prices. Check with our marina captains for recommendations to be sure that your boat is properly equipped for a safe ending to your boating day.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>DATES TO REMEMBER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The RHYC pool and&nbsp;clubhouse will close at&nbsp;<strong>3&nbsp;p.m</strong>.&nbsp;this&nbsp;<strong>Friday, August 12,&nbsp;</strong>and<strong>Thursday, August 18</strong>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The tropical weather trend continues in to our first August weekend, with temperatures in the high 80’s and low 90’s and a bit less humidity…perfect!&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=35b9b85fbf&amp;e=543c592ffd">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;for your poolside dining fun!&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset&nbsp;</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation.</em></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1079 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1078 <div>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Another hot and steamy weekend in Pawleys Island.&nbsp;It feels like deja&nbsp;vu all over again,&nbsp;as Yogi Berra would say.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />It was a hot weekend for&nbsp;birthdays too at RHYC!&nbsp;Anna Milling and pals partied it up 80&rsquo;s style to celebrate her birthday. It was&nbsp;such fun to see so many of our members in costume and hamming it up, including Will Howard,&nbsp;aka &ldquo;The Boss,&rdquo; rapping to the Sugar Hill Gang and Scott Kramer&rsquo;s spirited rendition of Queen&rsquo;s &ldquo;Fat Bottomed Girls.” Party on dudes!<br />&nbsp;<br />On Sunday, we celebrated Carol Guilmette&rsquo;s birthday with Elvis on the fireplace patio -&nbsp;lots of swooning and crooning and &ldquo;sweaty hugs.” It was a blast!&nbsp;<br /><br />Now it’s on to&nbsp;August, and we have another month to enjoy fun times with family and friends at RHYC. Don&rsquo;t let the last month of summer slip away without checking out the upcoming parties at RHYC! See you here soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a57a238357&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/aab0149b-fd4a-4595-92a5-afd990ba4897.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a></div> <div>Anna and her gal pals partying it up 80’s style<br /><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=552b95aed4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/53c0d0cd-8823-4bf6-91d0-5cd41bc3fd8e.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a><br />See if you can guess the gentlemen in the photo! Top Gun, Tom Selleck&nbsp;and Bret Michaels of Poison. Hmm, Drew, Greg and Richard, maybe?&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c52ad14f8c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/eb925575-6f83-4f6f-9e21-fa91828cb007.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="400" align="none" /></a><br />Carol Guilmette&nbsp;gets a birthday hug from Elvis. Better watch it, Ed!&nbsp;</div> <div><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts.<a href="mailto:reserve@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">&nbsp;Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit any photos with your name and details.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b421e80b-8fe2-4409-83eb-9ad321206bd1.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Kids Appreciation Day</h2> <h3>Wednesday, August 10, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />RHYC loves our kids! Bring your family to the marina to enjoy pool games with Beans Kelly, a visit from the Midway fire truck, and boating and back to school safety tips from Georgetown’s finest sheriff’s department. We will be handing out free lemonade and ice pops for all the kids. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend for an absolutely fun afternoon at RHYC!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/183399ea-0ef2-4926-a2ab-22bda61c0451.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />End of Summer Chill Out by the Pool!&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Sunday, September 4, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />Enjoy a fun, late afternoon with DJ Mike spinning all the hits and party favorites while you relax by the RHYC pool. Chef Curtis will be cookin&rsquo; up some yummy treats to celebrate summer&rsquo;s last hurrah. C&rsquo;mon down and join all your friends and neighbors for a fond farewell to a great summer.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/534b5d11-25ce-4221-8a72-097dd75b7a54.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>August Marina Specials&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Free bottled water</strong>&nbsp;for everyone in your boating party!</li> <li><strong>Free&nbsp;lemonade and ice pops</strong>&nbsp;for&nbsp;kids of all ages all day on Wednesday, August 10! &nbsp;</li> </ul> </div> <div> <hr /> <h1>BOAT RETRIEVAL&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6d69856d-37bf-4686-8ce5-e0e544f02488.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Is your boat ready for retrieval?&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />After a fun day of boating on the river, don’t forget to prepare your boat to be put away for safe-keeping in the dry storage building. Trim tabs up, fenders and lines out, and for those boaters in the A-side slips, bimini down. If you do not have ample lines, please stop by the RHYC Ship’s Store, where you will find an assortment of accessories for safe boating at competitive prices. Check with our marina captains for recommendations to be sure that your boat is properly equipped for a safe ending to your boating day.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>DATES TO REMEMBER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The RHYC pool and&nbsp;clubhouse will close at&nbsp;<strong>3&nbsp;p.m</strong>.&nbsp;this&nbsp;<strong>Friday, August 12,&nbsp;</strong>and<strong>Thursday, August 18</strong>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The tropical weather trend continues in to our first August weekend, with temperatures in the high 80’s and low 90’s and a bit less humidity…perfect!&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=35b9b85fbf&amp;e=543c592ffd">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;for your poolside dining fun!&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset&nbsp;</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation.</em></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1078 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1077 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Hope you&rsquo;re all having a great start to August. This summer certainly has flown by with your help of keeping us busy at the marina. With school starting back soon, we look forward to seeing&nbsp;all the young faces out at the marina to wrap up summer with a great time on the water.&nbsp;<br /><br />We have some exciting things going on at the marina this weekend. Beginning tomorrow morning, Mayport will be getting its big break.&nbsp;A camera crew will be out at the marina filming a feature on Morningstar. They’ll be filming some candid shots and want to capture daily operations, so it will be business as usual at the marina this weekend -&nbsp;except you might make a cameo in the video! If you’d prefer not to be filmed while you’re at the marina, please notify a staff member when you arrive, and we’ll make sure to keep you out of the limelight. If you have any questions, call us at 904-246-8929.&nbsp;<br /><br />One last note, please make sure you notify us asap if you will be needing your trailer within the next two weeks. There will be a CONNEX box in the trailer lot making it very difficult to maneuver the trailers during that time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us. See you here soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK’S CATCHES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=366c948554&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6d8f79aa-70c4-4b37-b76e-f91a78aaa840.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="400" align="none" /></a></div> <div>The Papa-Son fishing team found a good Kingfish bite last week!&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=27f1bee49f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5b887f76-5d8f-4deb-bf2d-9b58a0e2ecaa.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="230" align="none" /></a><br />Dan and Susan Kendall and company brought home some delicious Cobia from their trip offshore last week.&nbsp;</div> <div><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts. Email us to submit your photos with your name and details about the picture.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=eb631a7152&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d86e658d-baef-4ea5-9ffc-ae7060aa99e2.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /><strong>Capt. Haps Kingfish Bash and Rodeo&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, August 5&nbsp;- Sunday, August 6</strong><br /><br />We are pleased to be one of the sponsors of this tournament held out of Darina, GA. If you are interested in fishing this tournament, call Howard Poe at 912-577-0552 or<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=38cfb536cb&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">visit the tournament&nbsp;website here.</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d307a8624d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/bcd97b12-1eb5-44e3-b8ff-43affdd70602.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="400" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Don’t forget to drop by the Ship’s Store on your next visit and check out our newest addition of YETI coolers and accessories. Nothing beats keeping your drinks cold all day long. Spend $100 on a cooler and have the chance to get $50 off of your purchase. What a steal!&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Although the forecast for the next week looks a bit rainy, it tends to stay clear in Mayport until the afternoon storms make it to the coast. Planning your trips for the early parts of the day is the best bet for beating these summer storms.<br />&nbsp;<br />08/04 Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:04 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.41 L<br />08/04 Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:36 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.61 H<br />08/04 Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:13 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.32 L<br />08/04 Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:53 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.1 H<br />08/05 Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:46 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.26 L<br />08/05 Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:19 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.6 H<br />08/05 Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:59 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.05 L<br />08/05 Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:33 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.94 H<br />08/06 Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:27 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.04 L<br />08/06 Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:01 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.59 H<br />08/06 Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:46 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.27 L<br />08/07&nbsp;Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;12:12 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;4.78 H<br />08/07&nbsp;Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;06:09 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;0.21 L<br />08/07&nbsp;Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12:42 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;4.57 H<br />08/07&nbsp;Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;06:35 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;0.59 L</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1077 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1076 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Christmas In July was really hot and really fun! The photographer got some great shots &ndash; check out a couple of them below.<br /><br />This weekend, we&rsquo;re teaming up with Skipper&rsquo;s Landing and the Peninsula Yacht Club to host the first ever Lake Norman Photo Scavenger Hunt. Starting Saturday at 1&nbsp;p.m., hunt the lake to take photos, then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music and prizes that evening. See below for details and how to sign up or just call the office, we&rsquo;re happy to help.<br /><br />I really hope lots of you decide to participate, it should be a great event! Plus,&nbsp;Tenders will be back this Saturday as well, so you can stock up before you head out on the hunt!<br /><br />As always &ndash; whatever your plans this weekend, have fun and be safe.<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point &nbsp;<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c1113e8b-a01d-4f4c-a32f-251075d82f17.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />Christmas in July&nbsp;</h2> <br />Christmas in July was a lot of fun for us, and we hope those of you who chose to have photos taken had fun as well! To view and download the photos,&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d942118bd4&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">visit the album here</a>. The&nbsp;download button is above each picture.&nbsp;Merry early Christmas from all of us at Kings Point!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1412f788-8347-4d33-91bb-d7d4c1592fcb.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />Lake Norman Photo Scavenger Hunt</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 6,&nbsp;beginning at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />We are teaming up with our sister Lake Norman Morningstar Marinas for what we hope will become an annual event &ndash; the first ever photo scavenger hunt! Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day, then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a fun day! To register,&nbsp;<a href="mailto:lmoore@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">email me</a>or&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2a2a902b25&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">download the form here</a>.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/917d3ed0-8543-40d7-a7be-7a7432ea07aa.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Tenders at the Marina</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 6&nbsp;</h3> <br />Tenders will be set up at the marina this Saturday between the office and the bathhouse, selling their delicious chicken tenders and offering a special or two as well for you to fuel up with before hitting the lake for the scavenger hunt.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />After a bit of a heat break the last few days, it returns for the weekend with afternoon highs back into the low 90s and heat index values in the upper 90s. Afternoon t-storm chances are low on Saturday (20%) but pick up on Sunday (40%). Lake water temps are in the low 90s.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1076 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1075 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We saw all kinds of fish this weekend! Spanish, Blue, Cobia, Flounder, Croaker and Spot! Yes,&nbsp;Spot…forgot what they looked like.<br /><br />If you pay attention, you will see all the Dolphins swimming around lately. They are a sight to see and they like to put on a show for you sometimes if you are lucky. Just don&rsquo;t count on good fishing in the area where they are swimming, they tend to scare the fish off. See you here soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s Island<br />804-725-9343</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Buffet of Fish</strong>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=31779efb41&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c710f2ea-1e13-4cf6-8367-d03de12625c8.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />David Dean, along with his crew RC Wingfield and Mike Staton, is once again on the eblast for their smorgasbord of fish caught on Dean’s boat. Coba weighing 39 pounds, Flounder and Spanish. Good work, guys!&nbsp;<br /><br />We would love to put your photos on display in future eblasts.&nbsp;<a href="mailto:gwynnsisland@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">Email us</a>&nbsp;to submit any photos with your name and details.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>GET TO KNOW OUR STAFF AND&nbsp;MEMBERS&nbsp;&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=e679ef484f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/8740ba17-a167-4177-8488-d7fd8439e157.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="400" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />I want to introduce you to Cole, our newest member on the docks. He’s young with so much personality. Please help us make him feel welcome when you see him around this weekend.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=b6f53e7df9&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/96c93791-6ad0-4c78-8fd7-a259ef553388.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="399" align="none" /></a></strong><br /><br />I snapped a picture of Michael (left) and Jack (right) walking down the docks after assisting with a boat departure. They look like they are having a good day, since it wasn’t 113 degrees outside like it was last week.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=96870475e8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7aac96e6-7bc7-43b8-a0aa-ef29e4c057a2.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" align="none" /></a><br /><br />Last, but of course not at all least, here are Henry and Wiley on Daddy’s Grady this weekend lovin’ life! Thanks for the great picture!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>SEABREEZE&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <h2><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=fb6c4e0ad8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1914e22c-bbf7-47f0-a33b-b1848c08af11.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="225" align="none" /></a></h2> <div><br />Some of you may not know this yet, but the Seabreeze restaurant on the Island has closed as of June 30. It will reopen late summer or early fall by the owners of White Dog and Southwind. They are combining forces to give you a new and improved restaurant choice on the water. They will be adding $100k to the property and adding outdoor decking to eat on! For more information,&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cc60b4eee7&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">check out this article on the Daily Press</a>.&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1075 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1074 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Lights, camera, action! This weekend, Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles is getting its big break. A camera crew will be out at the marina filming a feature on Morningstar. They’ll be filming some candid shots and want to capture daily operations, so it will be business as usual at the marina this weekend -&nbsp;except you might make a cameo in the video! If you’d prefer not to be filmed while you’re at the marina, please notify a staff member when you arrive, and we’ll make sure to keep you out of the limelight. If you have any questions, call us at 912-634-1128.<br /><br />We’ll also be hosting the 7th Annual St. Simons Tarpon and Red Bull Drum Tournament at the marina this weekend. Check out all the details you need to know about fishing the tournament below.&nbsp;<br /><br />See you soon!&nbsp;<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-634-1128</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/255b59b8-4fd8-4a0d-bfab-b5b9362c2a64.png" alt="" width="200" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />7th Annual St. Simons Island Tarpon &amp; Red Drum Tournament&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Thursday, August 4 - Saturday, August 6&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li><strong>Entry Fee</strong>: $300 per boat</li> <li><strong>Tournament Categories</strong>:&nbsp; <ul> <li>Boat Trophy Tournament: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place <ul> <li>*<em>We have Captains available for charter - their charter fees apply</em></li> </ul> </li> <li>Tournament within a Tournament - Tarpon:&nbsp;$200 <ul> <li>80% pay out; 50/30/20 Boat total points, if entered.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Tournament within a Tournament - Bull Red Drum:&nbsp;$100&nbsp;per boat</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Early Registration</strong>&nbsp;is available.&nbsp;Please call Lisa 912-638-7673</li> <li><strong>Captain&rsquo;s Meeting</strong>: <ul> <li>Morningstar Marinas dock pavilion -&nbsp;<strong>6:30 p.m., Thursday,&nbsp;August 4</strong></li> <li>Each boat entered in the Tarpon Tournament&nbsp;<strong>must have at least one</strong>participant present at the Captain&rsquo;s Meeting</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Awards Banquet</strong>&nbsp;held at Morningstar Marinas&nbsp;<strong>Sunday,&nbsp;August 6</strong>,&nbsp;in the Harbour Room at&nbsp;<strong>6:30 p.m.</strong></li> <li><strong>For Dockage Reservations</strong>, please contact Chris Ferguson Morningstar Marinas at 912-634-1128</li> </ul> Morningstar Marinas is the host marina and Golden Isles Charter Fishing Assoc., Inc. is the event holder. These two parties will not be held liable under any condition.&nbsp;In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made by VHF radio, Channel 10, at 6:30a.m.&nbsp;All boats are responsible for themselves and their party. The choice remains up to the boat captain whether to fish or not on each tournament day.<br />In case of tournament cancellation due to bad weather, the rules committee will announce new dates</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0546141c-2b99-4e45-8e06-35d007ad10fb.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />Boat Maintenance Special&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <br />Don&rsquo;t have as much free time as you wish to perform monthly maintenance on your boat?&nbsp; Right now, we are offering a&nbsp;<strong>$1 per foot</strong>&nbsp;discount for committing to our one-year wash program. This program allows us to wash your boat once a month for the discounted rate of $2.50 per foot per wash. If you&rsquo;d like to try our wash program on a month to month basis, the cost is $3.50 per foot. For an additional $50, we can do a monthly &ldquo;Wash and Run,&rdquo; which includes the monthly wash, plus a full systems inspection, launch, and river run, to keep both your boat and motor in top condition. Let us help you protect your valuable asset by signing up for this program. If you&rsquo;re interested in our detailing services, please contact Joseph Ferra in the Marina Service department.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>August Tide Information</strong></span><br /><br />Please note that on the tide table, you will need to add 50 minutes to each time for the tide at Morningstar Marinas.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; <table border="1" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td rowspan="2"><strong>DAY</strong></td> <td colspan="4"><strong>HIGH TIDE</strong></td> <td colspan="2"><strong>LOW TIDE</strong></td> <td rowspan="2"><strong>MOON’S<br />PLACE</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>TIME</strong></td> <td><strong>FEET</strong></td> <td><strong>TIME</strong></td> <td><strong>FEET</strong></td> <td><strong>TIME</strong></td> <td><strong>TIME</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>1</strong></td> <td><strong>7:24am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>7:50pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.9</strong></td> <td><strong>1:34am</strong></td> <td><strong>1:43pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>2</strong></td> <td><strong>8:17am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>8:39pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.8</strong></td> <td><strong>12:55am</strong></td> <td><strong>1:06pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>3</strong></td> <td><strong>9:06am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.8</strong></td> <td><strong>9:24pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.7</strong></td> <td><strong>3:13am</strong></td> <td><strong>3:24pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>4</strong></td> <td><strong>9:53am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>10:08pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.4</strong></td> <td><strong>3:54am</strong></td> <td><strong>4:10pm</strong></td> <td><strong>NEW</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>5</strong></td> <td><strong>10:37am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>10:51pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.1</strong></td> <td><strong>4:38am</strong></td> <td><strong>4:54pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>6</strong></td> <td><strong>11:27am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.6</strong></td> <td><strong>11:35pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.8</strong></td> <td><strong>5:17am</strong></td> <td><strong>5:35pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>7</strong></td> <td><strong>-</strong></td> <td><strong>-</strong></td> <td><strong>12:11pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.5</strong></td> <td><strong>5:55am</strong></td> <td><strong>6:19pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>8</strong></td> <td><strong>12:20am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.6</strong></td> <td><strong>12:58pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.4</strong></td> <td><strong>6:32am</strong></td> <td><strong>7:03pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>9</strong></td> <td><strong>1:06am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.3</strong></td> <td><strong>1:46pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.3</strong></td> <td><strong>7:12am</strong></td> <td><strong>7:50pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>10</strong></td> <td><strong>1:53am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.1</strong></td> <td><strong>2:34pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.4</strong></td> <td><strong>7:55am</strong></td> <td><strong>8:43pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>11</strong></td> <td><strong>2:42am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.0</strong></td> <td><strong>3:22pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.4</strong></td> <td><strong>8:45am</strong></td> <td><strong>9:40pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>12</strong></td> <td><strong>3:31am</strong></td> <td><strong>5.9</strong></td> <td><strong>4:12pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.6</strong></td> <td><strong>9:40am</strong></td> <td><strong>10:37pm</strong></td> <td><strong>1st QTR</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>13</strong></td> <td><strong>4:22am</strong></td> <td><strong>5.9</strong></td> <td><strong>5:04pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>10:37am</strong></td> <td><strong>11:31pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>14</strong></td> <td><strong>5:14am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.1</strong></td> <td><strong>5:54pm</strong></td> <td><strong>6.9</strong></td> <td><strong>11:30am</strong></td> <td><strong>-</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>15</strong></td> <td><strong>6:06am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.3</strong></td> <td><strong>6:45pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.2</strong></td> <td><strong>11:30am</strong></td> <td><strong>-</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>16</strong></td> <td><strong>6:57am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.5</strong></td> <td><strong>7:32pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.5</strong></td> <td><strong>1:11am</strong></td> <td><strong>1:14pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>17</strong></td> <td><strong>7:45am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.8</strong></td> <td><strong>8:17pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.7</strong></td> <td><strong>1:59am</strong></td> <td><strong>2:04pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>18</strong></td> <td><strong>8:31am</strong></td> <td><strong>7.0</strong></td> <td><strong>9:02pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.8</strong></td> <td><strong>2:44am</strong></td> <td><strong>2:54pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>19</strong></td> <td><strong>9:17am</strong></td> <td><strong>7.3</strong></td> <td><strong>9:44pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.8</strong></td> <td><strong>3:31am</strong></td> <td><strong>3:43pm</strong></td> <td><strong>FULL</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>20</strong></td> <td><strong>10:06am</strong></td> <td><strong>7.5</strong></td> <td><strong>10:33pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.7</strong></td> <td><strong>4:17am</strong></td> <td><strong>4:32pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>21</strong></td> <td><strong>10:55am</strong></td> <td><strong>7.6</strong></td> <td><strong>11:23pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.5</strong></td> <td><strong>5:03am</strong></td> <td><strong>5:22pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>22</strong></td> <td><strong>11:50am</strong></td> <td><strong>7.6</strong></td> <td><strong>-</strong></td> <td><strong>-</strong></td> <td><strong>5:50am</strong></td> <td><strong>6:14pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>23</strong></td> <td><strong>12:16am</strong></td> <td><strong>7.2</strong></td> <td><strong>12:48pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.6</strong></td> <td><strong>6:40am</strong></td> <td><strong>7:10pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>24</strong></td> <td><strong>1:16am</strong></td> <td><strong>7.0</strong></td> <td><strong>1:49pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.5</strong></td> <td><strong>7:34am</strong></td> <td><strong>8:11pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>25</strong></td> <td><strong>2:15am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.8</strong></td> <td><strong>2:47pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.5</strong></td> <td><strong>8:33am</strong></td> <td><strong>9:18pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>26</strong></td> <td><strong>3:16am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>3:47pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.5</strong></td> <td><strong>9:36am</strong></td> <td><strong>10:24pm</strong></td> <td><strong>LAST</strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>27</strong></td> <td><strong>4:17am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>4:47pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.5</strong></td> <td><strong>10:39am</strong></td> <td><strong>11:26pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>28</strong></td> <td><strong>5:16am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>5:46pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.6</strong></td> <td><strong>11:39am</strong></td> <td><strong>-</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>29</strong></td> <td><strong>6:15am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.7</strong></td> <td><strong>6:41pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.7</strong></td> <td><strong>12:22am</strong></td> <td><strong>12:35pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>30</strong></td> <td><strong>7:09am</strong></td> <td><strong>6.9</strong></td> <td><strong>7:31pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.7</strong></td> <td><strong>1:14am</strong></td> <td><strong>1:27pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong>31</strong></td> <td><strong>7:58am</strong></td> <td><strong>7.0</strong></td> <td><strong>8:17pm</strong></td> <td><strong>7.7</strong></td> <td><strong>2:02am</strong></td> <td><strong>2:16pm</strong></td> <td>&nbsp;<br /><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1074 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1073 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />July was an amazing month filled with beautiful weather and many great boating days. So far, it looks as though August is going to give last month a run for its money. We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of our customers out enjoying their time on the lake and look forward to many more weeks to come. Make sure you come up and see your favorite marina staff before they all go back to school at the end of this month!&nbsp;At Eaton Ferry, we consider all of our customers and staff to be part of a large marina family, and&nbsp;we always enjoy seeing you out to enjoy your day on the beautiful Lake Gaston.<br /><br />Sam Hird, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>PICTURE PERFECT FINISH&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/dac88282-039d-4215-8d32-5e251ee75830.jpg" alt="" width="350" /> <div> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <br />Last weekend brought our July photo contest to a close. First place went to Mr. and Mrs. McCoig, while a close second place went to Mr. Nuebler. Thank you to everyone who participated and for all of the entries and likes on&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c74df73e54&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>. Everyone at Eaton Ferry enjoyed seeing all of our customers out capturing their days on the water. Picture credits to Mrs. McCoig.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b15801f3-c690-45ad-9336-5e05629f1523.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />The Crossing at Lake Gaston&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 13*&nbsp;<em>(revised from last eblast)&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></h3> <br />Starting at Morningstar Marinas on August 13, the annual crossing will take place, ending at Watersview directly across the bridge. Please take note of the change of date from our previous eblast. This has always been a fun event, and we look forward to seeing everyone working their way across the lake. Even if you don&rsquo;t want to go by water, you will be able to cross on the Eaton Ferry Bridge. For more information, check out our&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=95a8b4c7f6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>CONGRATS, CHRIS!&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/5fc68060-c92d-4f05-acc9-6de7e2238c30.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <br />I am excited to announce that Chris Bellinger, who many of you know, has been promoted to a Manager in Training with Morningstar Marinas. Chris will be working to become a General Manager for Morningstar through training at the Eaton Ferry location. We are all very excited to see Chris take this next step within the company.<br /><br />Chris has been working at Eaton Ferry since 2012 when he was hired as a dockhand. Through hard work and much dedication, Chris has become a key member of the Morningstar team. Chris has helped run the rental program, detail program, and fuel dock at Eaton Ferry for the past couple of years. While working at the marina, Chris was also going to North Carolina Wesleyan College where he recently earned his B.S in Business Administration.<br /><br />Any time Chris isn&rsquo;t at the marina working, you can find him hanging out with his friends out on the water. Chris enjoys wakeboarding, jetsking, driving around on the boat, and just lake life in general.&nbsp;Chris grew up in New York and said moving to Lake Gaston was a huge change at first. Coming from a fast paced environment in New York, Chris has come to love the slower paced, relaxed, and easy-going lake atmosphere. Chris lives on Lake Gaston just across from Goat Island, one of the key destinations on the lake, and says he feels very fortunate to live on the water in such a beautiful area. He says he is thankful to live in such a great community and be able to enjoy all the Lake Gaston has to offer. Join us on congratulating him in his new promotion!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=65cc66e83a&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b73ccffa-9efe-452f-a695-7a2183f99cd1.jpg" alt="" width="271" height="186" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />It&rsquo;s summertime and the weather has been amazing. We look forward to seeing all of you out on the lake this weekend!&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1073 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1072 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Our goal here at Morningstar Marinas Bahia Bleu is to deliver the highest level of customer service for your boating lifestyle needs. We are confident that our marina provides all the amenities and services you will need to make your boating experience more enjoyable. However, the best part of our marina&nbsp;is you, and to say thank you for choosing us, we have put together a customer&nbsp;rewards program! We’ve partnered with local businesses in Thunderbolt to bring you special deals and benefits as added amenities for storing your boat with us.&nbsp;The next time you come in to the marina, we will present you with your membership card, so that you may enjoy these benefits right away. Please see the rewards&nbsp;outlined below. We hope you will enjoy this new program, and as always, we look forward to helping you get out on the water! Wishing everyone a great &ldquo;back-to-school&rdquo; week.<br /><br />Buck Vickery, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-354-2283</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Spear Fishing Success</strong><br /><br />Dr. Bosque’s group had a great spear fishing haul this week! Check out their awesome catches.&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bb85baed09&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/561a3008-49c4-4eb2-98b1-47a15d67c48b.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="140" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d6c1cdcd5f&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a68fee04-edf8-4332-a2bb-68e51705bb74.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="140" align="none" /></a><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=7938611e43&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2b102e67-241d-45c4-90d3-53bf7a1001f3.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="140" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=2b22af5984&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/48a0b3dc-b2c7-4e57-a6e2-d763d36f64a4.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="140" align="none" /></a><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=5bcaec8b33&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3889a8d6-33e5-4c36-a058-fd30931ee918.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="140" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3ec8ea76-7344-432c-8536-ba5b3b42424a.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />First Friday Fireworks</h2> <h3>Friday, August 5, 9:30 p.m.</h3> <br />Take your boat on down to River Street to enjoy a beautiful firework display on the first Friday of the month! What better way to celebrate the new month than on the water!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/19845721-82cc-4f42-82f9-54c55cee48b4.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Customer Rewards Program</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp;<br /> <ul> <li>$5 off of your purchase of $30 or more at Tubby’s Tankhouse&nbsp;</li> <li>10% off your meal at Tortugas Island Grille</li> <li>10%&nbsp;off labor at Island Outboards</li> <li>$10 off your yearly Seatow membership for dry and wet slip tenants. Promo code: MSM</li> <li>10% off at River Supply (some exclusions&nbsp;apply)</li> <li>Discounted rental boat rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;Stop by the marina office to pick up your rewards card today!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/136bb786-38cf-4dc2-b39b-1c4969f8d084.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Detailed Wash Special</h2> <br />This week we are running a great special on our detailed boat wash! Now through the end of August, it&rsquo;s $3 per foot. Give us a call at the office at 912-354-2283 to get all the details on this excellent wash and phenomenal value.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>CAPT.&nbsp;JACK MCGOWAN’S FISHING REPORT</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>We are thrilled to have Captain Jack&rsquo;s Fishing Report back for our newsletter after a little break! Here&rsquo;s the latest:<br />&nbsp;<br /><em><strong>Summer Fishing</strong><br />Most will agree the weather been hot!&nbsp; When conditions get hot, getting out early or waiting till later in the day is usually best.&nbsp;Some people say the bite is over by noon.&nbsp;Planning your fishing around the tide is still key. If possible, try to avoid fishing slack water, the period between tides when there is no current.&nbsp;When currents are slack, try drifting or using your trolling to locate fish.&nbsp;Once currents have formed and you&rsquo;re on your drop, the bite should happen.&nbsp;Always fish all around your before trying a new drop.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s not uncommon to say, &ldquo;we&rsquo;re leaving,&rdquo; and a nice sea trout or red slams down your bobber. Having a sense of humor is good.&nbsp;Remember, fishing is fun!<br /><br />All that&nbsp;said, this summer we&rsquo;re seeing lots of small sea trout and redfish.&nbsp;This is good sign for the coming fall!&nbsp;The flounder bite this year has been good as well.&nbsp;The first of the incoming tide is good to target flounder fishing the points of oyster rakes. Crevalle jack&nbsp;can be found inshore on occasion, popping up in search of tasty bait.&nbsp; During the summer, have at least one heavier rod on board to handle a jack, shark or tarpon.&nbsp;So far this summer several tarpon have been sighted, jumped and caught!&nbsp;<br />Also a sign of summer fishing are Spanish mackerel in the inlets and off the beaches.&nbsp;Often people will look for the birds to indicate the fish.&nbsp;Trolling or casting small silver or gold spoons is favorite way to fish for mackerel.<br /><br />See you out there! I hope this summer 2016 report is of help and interest!&nbsp;Thank you!<br />Fish On!&nbsp;<br /><br />-Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River</em></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>It looks like a beautiful weekend for boating is headed our way! Highs in the 80’s and lows in the 70’s will make for a comfortable time on the water.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br /> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Thursday 8/4</td> <td>4:19 AM L</td> <td>10:09 AM H</td> <td>4:32 PM L</td> <td>10:29 PM H</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Friday 8/5</td> <td>5:00 AM L</td> <td>11:00 AM H</td> <td>5:15 PM L</td> <td>11:12 PM H</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Saturday 8/6</td> <td>5:39 AM L</td> <td>11:56 AM H</td> <td>5:57 PM L</td> <td>11:56 PM H</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sunday 8/7</td> <td>6:16 AM L</td> <td>12:32 PM H</td> <td>6:40 PM L</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1072 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1071 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Thanks to all of you who braved the weather and came to the marina this weekend. What a scorcher! We’re all dreaming of cooler weather, and with Christmas being 6 months away, we thought we’d get in the winter weather spirit by celebrating Christmas in July this weekend at the marina. Come out from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. this Saturday and pose for Christmas photos with your family. How great would it be to have your Christmas card photos done before the kids even go back to school?&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />This week, we will be featuring Keith in our staff profile section. Keith has been with Morningstar for 8 years. He’s an all around great guy, and we are lucky to have him on our staff. Read more about him below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Finally, don&rsquo;t forget to register for our photo scavenger hunt!&nbsp;This is the first year for this event. It is a lake-wide event with 5 different stops and a party with a live band at the end. I’m super excited about this event, and hope that you will join us. Register today!<br />&nbsp;<br />See you on the docks!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br /><br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>STAFF FEATURE</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Keith Finnerty</strong></div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=83e2079d7e&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/23e5dbde-ed3b-4740-a7ea-d6ffcc3c6417.jpg" alt="" width="275" height="168" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />Keith has been working on boats his whole life. He began in the marina industry working with his parents. Eight years ago, he began driving the forklift for us at Skippers. He&nbsp;is always&nbsp;upbeat and friendly and a pleasure to be around.<br />&nbsp;<br />Keith is engaged and plans to marry his fianc&eacute; Renee in September. Keith enjoys taking road trips and vacationing in the mountains. He also loves to go fishing and hiking with Renee. In addition to Keith’s love of boats, he also enjoys working on cars in his free time. He is a team player and is always willing to lend a hand to anyone at the marina. Say hi to Keith when you see him next!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/639d7db6-6a5a-4b27-8877-fa16fbc4ca33.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Christmas in July&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;July 31, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />This Saturday, we will be celebrating Christmas in July. Bring your family to the marina, and pose for your Christmas Photos!&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1b492c2b-442b-4e17-81fa-ad358c82740e.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Scavenger Hunt&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;August 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us for our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This lake-wide event will be hosted by all three of the Morningstar properties. Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day. Then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a blast!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a9f0a484-40ff-469a-9395-27e3f3d992ea.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Video Filming &nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, August 19 &nbsp;</h3> <br />We will be filming a promotional video at Skippers on August 19. There will be a film crew here for the majority of the day. If you are interested in being in the video please contact us at 704.528.3328, and we will work to include you. If you are camera shy, please inform the staff, and we will make sure that you are out of the limelight.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b52c5f19-f1f9-4089-8035-5ba685080f88.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>70’s Party&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 20, beginning at 12 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />If you thought rockin’ out to the 80s was like, AWESOME last year, then get ready to party like it’s the 70’s. Join us for our totally groovy 70’s party. The staff and I will be dressing up and we’ll be ready for you to come boogie down with us and have some fun! Can you dig it?<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7607d451-7a4a-4388-833c-dd514bf8bbc9.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div> <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp; <ul> <li>10% off Service by Cathy’s Cushions - cash only&nbsp;</li> <li>10% off at D’Laney’s Bar and Grill (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off at Pellegrino’s Restaurant (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off ALL Services at NOA Nails Spa</li> <li>$200 Window Treatment by&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d726ea0446&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Home Essentials</a></li> <li>$20 off Your First Month at Palm Beach Tan</li> <li>Free Haircut with Purchase of Hair Coloring Service at Limelight’s Hair Color Studio ($25 value)</li> <li>FREE Adjustable Paddle with ANY Paddleboard Purchase at My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;<strong>Stop by the marina office to pick up your rewards card today!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d19fd70d-ef6a-451f-a173-b15595ae1dcf.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br />Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=384b069ac1&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;Deadline for submissions is&nbsp;August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />Plenty of sunscreen and water will keep you safe on the lake this weekend. We’ll see plenty of sun both days,&nbsp;although we will finally build up enough clouds to touch off some late day t-storms. Rain&nbsp;chances are 30% and will occur between 4 and 9 pm. Before the storms, afternoon highs will *only*&nbsp;reach the lower 90s. Lake water temps are in the low 90s as well.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1071 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1070 <div>RHYC Members and Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Two words for this summer&hellip;.hot and humid! Oh yes, and busy! Despite the heat, we are having one of the busiest and most fun summers at RHYC yet. It is so wonderful to see everyone coming out and joining friends and family to make memories at the pool and out on the waterway.<br />&nbsp;<br />Staying in shape at RHYC can take on many forms. Our pool aerobics classes are filled with folks staying in shape while keeping cool. We have the regular &ldquo;poolies&rdquo; doing &ldquo;cold drink curls&rdquo; staying in shape while quenching their thirst. Of course, we have our folks at the restaurant staying in shape by practicing the &ldquo;Guy Fieri hunch&rdquo; while enjoying Chef Curtis&rsquo; delicious sandwiches out on the patio. Our boaters stay in shape practicing squats as they hoist those filled coolers onto the boat deck before the day&rsquo;s cruise. Last but not least, our awesome RHYC staff stays in shape running around the property, fueling boats, cooking and serving food, cleaning the pool, and anything else we can do to make RHYC the best it can be!<br /><br />Cheers to staying Ship Shape at RHYC!<br /><br />Christine Rosow, General Manager<br />Reserve Harbor Yacht Club &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />843-235-8262</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=148ed7316d&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2bffaadb-1b42-4f7f-b1bc-2119eb179c8b.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=c6b4dd78b6&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/426056ed-929b-4383-83fe-517e7104d915.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a></div> <div>With all this hot weather, both the RHYC and marina were busy and&nbsp;hoppin’ as members beat the heat at the pool or out on the&nbsp;river.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d6e7883f-1442-4388-aa44-9d8a315d60c6.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Elvis is in the Building!</h2> <h3>Sunday, July 31, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Elvis will be entertaining RHYC members poolside with all your favorite tunes and crooning love songs to all the ladies lucky enough to be sunning at the pool. Elvis Presley tribute artist, David Chaney, will keep you &ldquo;all shook up,&rdquo; shaking and shimmying, and you all know that an afternoon spent with Elvis promises to be an afternoon you will not soon forget&hellip;.thank you, thank you very much!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b421e80b-8fe2-4409-83eb-9ad321206bd1.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Kids Appreciation Day</h2> <h3>Wednesday, August 10, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</h3> <br />RHYC loves our kids! Bring your family to the marina to enjoy pool games with Beans Kelly, a visit from the Midway fire truck, and boating and back to school safety tips from Georgetown’s finest sheriff’s department. We will be handing out free lemonade and ice pops for all the kids. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend for an absolutely fun afternoon at RHYC!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b939cd9a-3dfc-42ec-87ad-b926102ce60d.jpg" alt="" width="150" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Members Only Rental Boat Blowout: Buy One Get One!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <br />Only three days left to take advantage of this awesome deal!, Through Sunday, July 31, buy one half-day boat rental and receive another half-day rental of equal or lesser value FREE!&nbsp;Call the marina for details at 843-235-8262.<br /><br /><em>The free half-day boat rental may be used anytime during the summer by September 30, except for holiday blackout dates. This BOGO may not be combined with any other discounts or gift certificates and applies to regular rental rates including:&nbsp;Pontoon 22&rsquo;: capacity 8 people - $250 half day and $400 full day.&nbsp;</em></div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/9041da0d-12e2-4294-8c33-518e509582dd.jpg" alt="" width="300" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Mid-Summer Spruce Up and Boat Check Up &nbsp; &nbsp;</h2> <br />Hurry! This is the last week to claim this special! Don&rsquo;t ride around the river on a boat that says &ldquo;Wash Me&rdquo; on the side. Spruce her up with a nice hand wash by our RHYC captains, so she is so sparkling clean that she turns heads on Sandy Island! Our RHYC captains will inspect your boat for proper outfitting to ensure that you have the appropriate equipment for a fun day of boating, including lines and fenders. Book your Summer Spruce-Up service by July 31 and pay only $5 per foot. Call the marina at 843-235-8262 for more information and to book yours today.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>DATES TO REMEMBER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>The clubhouse will close at&nbsp;<strong>3:30 p.m</strong>. and the pool will close at&nbsp;<strong>5 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;this&nbsp;<strong>Saturday, July 30</strong>.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Guess what? Hot again! This weekend’s temps will be in the 90’s with lots of humidity. Let’s review…hot. Again.&nbsp;<br /><br />Check out&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=08922121b4&amp;e=543c592ffd">the U.S. Harbors website</a>&nbsp;to get all the tide tables for the entrance to Thoroughfare Creek, just across from the RHYC channel<strong>.</strong>&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>HOURS OF OPERATION&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;">RHYC Clubhouse</span>:&nbsp;open daily&nbsp;<strong>11 a.m. - 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;for your poolside dining fun!&nbsp;<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Pool</span>:&nbsp;open daily from&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - sunset&nbsp;</strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Marina and Ship’s Store</span>:&nbsp;open Monday - Thursday&nbsp;<strong>9 a.m. - 5 p.m.</strong>, Saturday - Sunday<strong>&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6 p.m</strong>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>S.C. DISCHARGE NOTICE &nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>As a&nbsp;designated South Carolina Clean Marina, RHYC wants to remind you of the South Carolina Discharge Notice:&nbsp;<br /><br /><em>It is against both federal and state law to discharge raw, untreated sewage from any description of watercraft into the waters of South Carolina. Thank you for your cooperation.</em></div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1070 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1069 <div>Mayport Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />This past week here at the marina was busy with the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament. We had a good number of members enter the tournament and enjoy their time out on the water. Keep reading for a recap of the tournament.&nbsp;I hope everyone is able to get on the water in the final weeks of summer before school starts up. We look forward to seeing you soon!<br /><br />Chris Lamb, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Mayport &nbsp;<br />904-246-8929</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/87bc9ac0-cd59-4db4-a71b-c060702340d6.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Kingfish Tournament &nbsp; &nbsp;</h2> <br />We had a blast at the tournament this past weekend, and the winning catches were phenomenal. The largest kingfish weighed in was Kelly Philip’s on &ldquo;Time Served&rdquo; at 45.15Ibs. Largest aggregate went to Dennis Hollingsworth on the &ldquo;Good Life&rdquo; with 76.2Ibs.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=3f4b9999e8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/0289cc87-3e48-4260-9b01-33f0fc09b754.jpg" alt="" width="200" height="264" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br /><strong>Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo</strong><br /><strong>Saturday, July 30</strong><br /><br />This Saturday is the 34th annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo presented by the Nassau Sport Fishing Association. This tournament has both inshore and offshore divisions so that boats of all sizes can compete. More information for the tournament can be found at&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9f549edff0&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">their website here</a>. If you are planning on fishing the tournament, please let us know what time you want to be launched.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>Continuing the trend as of late, the weather for the upcoming week looks fantastic. Remember, if you are ever hesitant about the weather, feel free to give us a call here at the marina for a weather update. Often times, the weather in Mayport will be much different than the weather further in town.<br /><br />07/28&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:02 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.45 H<br />07/28&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09:57 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.27 L<br />07/28&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 04:50 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.13 H<br />07/28&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:48 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.2 L<br />07/29&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:10 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.39 H<br />07/29&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:57 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.33 L<br />07/29&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 05:54 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.23 H<br />07/29&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:50 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.07 L<br />07/30&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:15 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.41 H<br />07/30&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:57 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.4 L<br />07/30&nbsp;&nbsp; Sat&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 06:53 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.33 H<br />07/31&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:49 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.11 L<br />07/31&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:14 AM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4.47 H<br />07/31&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12:54 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.5 L<br />07/31&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 07:48 PM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 5.39 H</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1069 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1068 <div>Kings Point Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It appears that July is going to end pretty much the way it started &ndash; with sweltering temperatures. But we won&rsquo;t be focusing on that this Saturday. Instead, we&rsquo;ll be enjoying snow cones courtesy of Towboat and pretending it’s Christmas in July!&nbsp;Along with our friends from Towboat,&nbsp;a professional photographer will be here from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to help you capture the perfect Christmas card photo, featuring you and your boat! Hot or not, it should be a lot of fun.<br /><br />Hope to see you here!<br /><br />Logan Moore, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Kings Point &nbsp;<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>PHOTO CONTEST: THE LAST WEEK!</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1929b9af-7d75-4b59-ba65-a33736f29e73.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Time is Running Out!</h2> <br />Capture your lake and boating memories, send us your photos, and be entered to win this awesome Yeti 20 Roadie cooler. Hurry! This is your last week to enter and you don’t want to miss your chance to win. &nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/40f144ee-6433-4107-84d7-25cbcb99cd62.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Lake Norman Photo Scavenger Hunt</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 6,&nbsp;beginning at 1 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />We are teaming up with our sister Lake Norman Morningstar Marinas for what we hope will become an annual event &ndash; the first ever photo scavenger hunt! Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day, then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a fun day! To register,&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=f4703037ba&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">download the form here</a>.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4bf642ae-17bd-4e50-b269-1aeb5d0dea8b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Christmas in July&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Are you ready for Christmas? How about Christmas in July?! On Saturday July 30, we will have a professional photographer onsite to take photos of you and your boats. There is no charge to you &ndash; just bring the family, don some festive apparel (that we will provide), pose and smile! The photos will be available to download for free on the photographer&rsquo;s website, ready to be used for Christmas cards. How awesome will it be to be done with your Christmas cards before school even starts back?! In keeping with the &ldquo;cooler&rdquo; idea, our friends at Towboat US will be on site with free snow cones for the event. You don’t want to miss out on Christmas in July!&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NEWS</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Boats for Sale&nbsp;</h2> </div> <div><br />We currently have some great boats available on consignment, so if you are in the market for a new boat, or know someone who is, call or stop by the marina to check these out.&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d45e9a6c0c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/daec5146-23c1-4613-ae65-f4d7be5b667e.png" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a4712d17a3&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/fd02ff2f-b3cc-4f2c-938c-64290283259e.png" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a><br /><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=9066899461&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/efc2fad9-8a38-42a6-815a-2aca2d73610c.png" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=cf116c6bbd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3c73bdc2-eaa1-4bc0-95fc-c0ff219dafae.png" alt="" width="250" height="187" align="none" /><br />&nbsp;</a><a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=a2e45f6e2b&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ca9ecef9-5d8e-409f-bc4f-a7d15a433484.png" alt="" width="250" height="382" align="none" /></a><br /><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/c01e7351-3563-4c47-a4cd-9ce46ab15a17.png" alt="" width="250" height="383" align="none" /></div> <div>&nbsp; <h2>The Scoop on the Poop&nbsp;</h2> </div> <div><br />It was a little unsettling to learn last week that not only were there 20,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled on the Denver side of the Lake, but then the beach at Ramsey Creek Park was closed down after elevated levels of fecal coliform were detected in the water. Thankfully, the no swim advisories have been lifted for both areas, but the events of last week make this a good time to refresh your knowledge of pumping out.&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=ae2228a8fd&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Check out this article from Boat US</a>&nbsp;that provides a lot of good information about how to make the sometimes unpleasant task of disposing boat sewage as pleasant and as easy as possible.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br />Plenty of sunscreen and water will keep you safe on the lake this weekend. We’ll see plenty of sun both days although we will finally build up enough clouds to touch off some late day t-storms. Rain chances are 30% and will occur between 4 and 9 pm. Before the storms, afternoon highs will *only*&nbsp;reach the lower 90s. Lake water temps are in the low 90s as well.</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1068 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1067 <div>Gwynn&rsquo;s Island Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Are you all still around Virginia after the triple digit heat this week or have you fled for colder weather? It&rsquo;s been brutal for all of us out there. Please be careful of your time in the heat, drink plenty of fluids and take a lot of breaks. We’ll work to make sure you stay cool while you’re here with brand new mist machines and free popsicles. More details below.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />If you’re braving the heat,&nbsp;Cobia, Spanish Makral, Croaker, Bluefish and Flounder are all being caught here lately.&nbsp;Keeping reading to see last week’s catches and to find out who won our fuel&nbsp;raffle!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Tina Minor, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Gwynn&rsquo;s Island<br />804-725-9343</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=1a2b4472a5&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/4e39c803-2762-4dd4-89fe-1746581c1429.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://moringstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=079c61d58c&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d8ce2c53-0402-402c-81e1-4f4c925fad83.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="333" align="none" /></a></div> <div><br />The captains of Footloose, Chris and George Fowler, along with their&nbsp;first mate Quinn, caught some nice looking Cobia last week.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>RAFFLE WINNER&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d1387827-8438-46b7-9a05-a7dbdbd321ea.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="225" align="none" /></strong></div> <div><br /><strong>Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Angus for winning our raffle to receive&nbsp;$50 in free gas!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>STAY COOL&nbsp;</h1> <hr /> </div> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <div>These triple digit temperatures are no joke. So, we’ve purchased mist machines&nbsp;for you and our staff to stay cool with&nbsp;while you are waiting for your boat or enjoying a cold drink on the porch. The misters will be down by the cleaning station, around the porch and by the back work rack area. We will also have a canopy set up by the docks to shade you and your family while you flush or clean your boat. Last but not least, we’ll have&nbsp;<strong>free popsicles this weekend</strong>&nbsp;to make sure you’re as cool as possible.&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1067 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1066 <div>Golden Isles Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Is August 1st&nbsp;really just around the corner?&nbsp;How time flies when you are having fun on the water.&nbsp; Although we may be halfway through summer, the second half is always better than the first half, as there are two big events coming up in August.&nbsp;First will be the 7th Annual St. Simons Island Tarpon Tournament (August 4th-6th) and&nbsp;the second will be the 2nd Annual Golden Isles King Mac Attack (August 18th-20th). I hope to see all of you at both events as&nbsp;they should be one heck of good time!<br /><br />Chris Ferguson, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Golden Isles<br />912-634-1128</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ace1ce2b-0dd7-48ed-9393-3508e22394e6.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Christmas in July Giveaway&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Now through Sunday, July 31</h3> <br />Time is running out! This is your last chance to enter our Christmas in July giveaway where three lucky winners will receive a new Yeti Tumbler and lid for the best Christmas photo sent in on or before&nbsp;<strong>July 31</strong>. 1st place will receive a 30 oz. tumbler and 2nd and 3rd will receive 20 oz tumblers. Get creative and send over a picture of you and your family all in Santa hats aboard your boat, Santa water skiing this weekend, etc. We look forward to receiving your festive photos of Christmas in July&nbsp;<a href="mailto:goldenisles@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">by email</a>. Don&rsquo;t miss out on your opportunity to win a new Yeti tumbler!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/255b59b8-4fd8-4a0d-bfab-b5b9362c2a64.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />7th Annual St. Simons Island Tarpon &amp; Red Drum Tournament&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Thursday, August 4 - Saturday, August 6&nbsp;</h3> <br />The date is set and the good times are ready to unfold at the 7th Annual St. Simons Island Tarpon &amp; Red Drum Tournament. For those of you who have fished the tournament in years past, you know what a fantastic time we have each year, and we hope to see you back again for some friendly competition and outstanding fishing.<br />&nbsp;<br />For those of you who have missed out on previous years, don&rsquo;t miss out again! If you have never experienced the catch and release of a Tarpon or Red Drum, there is nothing like it, not to mention the bragging rights of being a tournament champion!&nbsp;To register, please contact the Fishing Center at 912-638-7673. &nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7d16fc98-d23e-4e8d-9b2b-21b395267c39.jpg" alt="" width="300" /> <div> <h2><br /><br />Fuel Sale &nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31&nbsp;</h3> <br />Take 10 cents off per gallon of fuel this weekend! Just let our dock master know you saw it in this eblast. &nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA NOTES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Dry Storage Reminders</strong><br /><br />I wanted to take a minute to remind all of our dry storage customers of a couple of quick safety items associated with keeping a boat in dry storage:</div> <ul> <li><strong>80% Rule:&nbsp;</strong>It is a&nbsp;best practice to fuel your boat before going out on the water as opposed to fueling prior to going back up in your bunk.&nbsp;With the hot summer days, fuel will expand in your tanks and if full, will overflow, which can not only dangerous but could potentially cause damage to boats below you.&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Launch Area (No Docking):</strong>&nbsp;It is imperative that no one dock their&nbsp;boat in the staging dock where we launch and retrieve boats on a daily basis, even after hours. Keeping this area open allows us to move boats in emergency situations.&nbsp;So I would ask that everyone please avoid docking your boat in this area and if you need assistance finding an available slip to dock your boat, please contact the dock master on Channel 16, as he will be more than happy to assist.</li> </ul> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1066 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1065 <div>Eaton Ferry Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />Phew, finally a little break from the heat!&nbsp;Today is an absolutely gorgeous day out at Eaton Ferry and the lake looks perfect! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend, and we look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces here and&nbsp;using&nbsp;your boats. Don&rsquo;t forget that we have our July photo contest going on right now, and the winner gets an awesome Nikon Camera kit!&nbsp;To enter, just tag our&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bbca3ea3b8&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;page in your photos. See you soon!<br /><br />Sam Hird, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Eaton Ferry<br />252-586-4661</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/37e8ec6d-2b6a-47d7-8890-ff21a71f3c5f.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Return of the Drones&nbsp;</h2> <br /><br />Last week as many of you may have noticed, Eaton Ferry had a camera crew and drones flying around for the majority of the day. With such a wonderful property and beautiful lake, Morningstar Marinas is working to showcase just how great the area is. The camera crews and drones got some awesome footage, and we are very excited to share the final product with all of you when it arrives.<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/ad29d72b-6720-4d33-8df0-3216e08676dc.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Big Air Fair&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 23, 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come one, come all, the annual Big Air Fair is finally here! AF Wake is hosting the event this coming Saturday at the Eaton Ferry Bridge. Make sure to stop by and check out all of these awesome boats and amazing tricks. The vendor tents open at 11 a.m. and the national anthem is at 1 p.m. to kick off the event. For more information,&nbsp;<a href="http://morningstarmarinas.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=79879f7e76&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">read about the event on our Facebook page</a>. &nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/695a622e-2c97-4465-b8dc-6231f2c8ca1b.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Christmas in July&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Thursday, July 21 - Thursday, July 28</h3> <br />The time is finally here - Eaton Ferry&rsquo;s Christmas in July is a go! Please swing by the office or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:shird@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">email me</a>to get your own copy of the order guide. We are running extreme specials on towables, life jackets, safety equipment, docklines, and much more. This sale will only last through the end of July, so don&rsquo;t miss out! Special items not on the order sheet may be ordered as well. Make sure you have everything you need for the remainder of the season and stock up for next year.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>It’s always a beautiful day to be on Lake Gaston, and the weather has been perfect!&nbsp;</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1065 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1064 <div>Bahia Bleu Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />We hope you are having a great week. It’s wonderful to see so many people out enjoying these beautiful summer days out on the water before school starts! It&rsquo;s been a great couple of weeks for fishing as you&rsquo;ll see below! Please remember to send us any photos you&rsquo;d like to share from your time out on the water. As always, we look forward to making your boating experience seamless and easy so you can focus your energy on having a great time. We will see you soon!<br /><br />Buck Vickery, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Bahia Bleu<br />912-434-1005</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/2b3ab0a3-c5ee-414e-9f92-6a1505ccaea5.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Sights on the Water</h2> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> The fish were jumping this week. John Middleton caught a Tarpon and shared this great photo with us. Thank you, John!&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/83b483fc-02d4-41bf-b23a-a0e813ea43ca.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Seatow Booth</h2> <h3>Saturday, July 30</h3> <br />Now that we have Seatow as a member at Bahia Bleu, it’s easy to sign up for a new membership or renew an existing one! Come by on Saturday and visit their booth to get set up.&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/26f39f5e-2294-4720-9e83-5f02e5a43093.png" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />Free Vessel Safety Checks</h2> <h3>Sunday, July 31, 9 a.m.&nbsp;</h3> <br />Come by the marina for a free vessel safety check! The Coast Guard will be hosting this event starting at 9 a.m. This check makes sure that your boat is in full compliance with all current federal and state boating laws and allows you to be informed (without citation) of any necessary corrections. The safety check will help provide peace of mind that you are good to go in case of an emergency. We hope to see you there!&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/3ec8ea76-7344-432c-8536-ba5b3b42424a.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2><br />First Friday Fireworks</h2> <h3>Friday, August 5, 9:30 p.m.</h3> <br />Take your boat on down to River Street to enjoy a beautiful firework display on the first Friday of the month! What better way to celebrate the new month than on the water!</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/136bb786-38cf-4dc2-b39b-1c4969f8d084.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div>&nbsp; <h2>Detailed Wash Special</h2> <br />This week we are running a great special on our detailed boat wash! Now through the end of August, it&rsquo;s $3 per foot. Give us a call at the office at 912-354-2283 to get all the details on this excellent wash and phenomenal value.&nbsp;</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER AND TIDES</h1> <hr /> </div> <div>It’s going to be a great weekend to spend some time on the water with highs in the 90&rsquo;s and lows in the 70&rsquo;s! <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Thursday 7/28</td> <td>3:48 AM H</td> <td>10:15 AM L</td> <td>4:22 PM H</td> <td>10:01 PM L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Friday 7/29</td> <td>4:48 AM H</td> <td>11:17 AM L</td> <td>5:22 PM H</td> <td>12:03 PM L</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Saturday 7/30</td> <td>5:49 AM H</td> <td>12:15 AM L</td> <td>6:21 PM H</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sunday 7/31</td> <td>1:01 AM L</td> <td>6:49 PM H</td> <td>1:12 PM L</td> <td>7:18 PM H</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1064 Weekly News and Events http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1063 <div>Dear Skippers Landing Boaters,<br />&nbsp;<br />It was so nice to see everyone this weekend at&nbsp;our Family Fun Party. The kids had a blast,&nbsp;and the adults enjoyed our cookout. Check out photos of the event below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Starting this week, we’re excited to begin a series of staff features in our e-newsletters for you to get to know us a little better.&nbsp;This week, we will be featuring Brandice, our office manager. Keep reading to learn more about Brandice!&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />Don’t forget that we are in the middle of our 4th annual photo contest. Prizes will be awarded for four different categories, so snap&nbsp;your pics and submit them to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com" target="_blank">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>&nbsp;to win. More details below.<br />&nbsp;<br />Hope to see you on the docks this weekend!<br />&nbsp;<br />Cheers,<br />&nbsp;<br />Deb Agostinelli, General Manager<br />Morningstar Marinas | Skipper&rsquo;s Landing &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />704-528-3328</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>LAST WEEK RECAP</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/e11a65c0-43da-488e-bf6d-041fac1bd36c.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="366" align="none" /></div> <div><br />Thanks&nbsp;to all of you who joined us this weekend for our Family Fun Party. The bounce house was a big hit!&nbsp;Keith did a great job grilling out for us. Our cardboard boat race had one entrant this year -&nbsp;my kids! They had a blast. They were excited to win, especially because they barely moved two feet!&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=bef23f3866&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Check out our blog to see photos of the festivities</a>.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>STAFF FEATURE</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><strong>Brandice Ramsey</strong></div> <div><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/6c59576f-f7ef-4fa6-a4b3-9562bbe6b9d9.jpg" alt="" width="320" height="206" align="none" /></div> <div><br />Brandice grew up in the small town of China Grove, NC. She now resides in Troutman, NC, where she serves as our office manager. She leads a great team that helps her provide exceptional customer service along with a relaxing, safe and fun boating experience to all of Skipper&rsquo;s customers.<br />&nbsp;<br />For Brandice, the best part of her job is getting to meet people from all different walks of life. She loves getting to know her customers, hearing their stories, and providing them with any assistance needed. When she is not working, Brandice enjoys traveling, volunteering, shopping, and spending time with her 8 year old daughter.&nbsp;</div> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <hr /> <h1>UPCOMING EVENTS</h1> <hr /> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/1b492c2b-442b-4e17-81fa-ad358c82740e.jpeg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Scavenger Hunt&nbsp;&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday,&nbsp;August 6, beginning at 12:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />Join us for our very first Morningstar Marinas &amp; PYC Scavenger Hunt. This lake-wide event will be hosted by all three of the Morningstar properties. Hunt the lake to win prizes during the day. Then join us for a cookout at the PYC with live music. It should be a blast!</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/a9f0a484-40ff-469a-9395-27e3f3d992ea.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <div> <h2>Video Filming &nbsp;</h2> <h3>Friday, August 19 &nbsp;</h3> <br />We will be filming a promotional video at Skippers on August 19. There will be a film crew here for the majority of the day. If you are interested in being in the video please contact us at 704.528.3328, and we will work to include you. If you are camera shy, please inform the staff, and we will make sure that you are out of the limelight.&nbsp;<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/b52c5f19-f1f9-4089-8035-5ba685080f88.jpg" alt="" width="176" /> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="352" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <div> <h2>70’s Party&nbsp;</h2> <h3>Saturday, August 20, beginning at 12 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;</h3> <br />If you thought rockin’ out to the 80s was like, AWESOME last year, then get ready to party like it’s the 70’s. Join us for our totally groovy 70’s party. The staff and I will be dressing up and we’ll be ready for you to come boogie down with us and have some fun! Can you dig it?<br /><br />&nbsp;</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div> <hr /> <h1>MARINA SPECIALS</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/7607d451-7a4a-4388-833c-dd514bf8bbc9.jpg" alt="" width="200" /> <div> <h2>Customer Rewards Program&nbsp;</h2> <br />As an annual Morningstar Marinas customer, you are automatically enrolled in the Morningstar Rewards Program and are entitled to all member benefits! These include:&nbsp; <ul> <li>10% off Service by Cathy’s Cushions - cash only&nbsp;</li> <li>10% off at D’Laney’s Bar and Grill (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off at Pellegrino’s Restaurant (excludes alcohol)</li> <li>10% off ALL Services at NOA Nails Spa</li> <li>$200 Window Treatment by&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=6adb9b06db&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Home Essentials</a></li> <li>$20 off Your First Month at Palm Beach Tan</li> <li>Free Haircut with Purchase of Hair Coloring Service at Limelight’s Hair Color Studio ($25 value)</li> <li>FREE Adjustable Paddle with ANY Paddleboard Purchase at My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc.&nbsp;</li> <li>Discounted Rental Boat Rates at all 9 Morningstar Marinas locations!&nbsp;</li> </ul> Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of these offers and thank you for being a loyal Morningstar Marinas boater.&nbsp;<strong>Stop by the marina office to pick up your rewards card today!&nbsp;</strong></div> <div> <hr /> <h1>MEMBER PHOTO CONTEST</h1> <hr /> </div> <img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17/images/d19fd70d-ef6a-451f-a173-b15595ae1dcf.jpg" alt="" width="250" /> <div> <h2><br />Your Chance to Win Great Prizes!&nbsp;</h2> <br />Submit your photos to Brandice at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:skippers@morningstarmarinas.com">skippers@morningstarmarinas.com</a>. Please use your name to title your photo. The member with the most likes on our&nbsp;<a href="http://mstarproperties.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0de16afeb1fc1c6bb1ecab17&amp;id=d532e727bc&amp;e=543c592ffd" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>&nbsp;wins one of these four prizes: exterior wash and wax, free winterization, 1/2 month free rent or a tube. Categories are:&nbsp;Wakeboarding, Pets on Lake Norman, Selfies, and Sunsets.&nbsp;Deadline for submissions is&nbsp;August 1. The winners will be announced Labor Day weekend.</div> <div> <hr /> <h1>WEATHER</h1> <hr /> </div> <div><em>Forecast courtesy of Steve Udelson, chief meteorologist at WSOC-TV and Morningstar boater:&nbsp;</em><br /><br />I don’t see much of a break in our sweltering summer this weekend. Afternoon temps will warm to the mid 90s with heat index values of 100+. Late day t-storm chances aren’t zero but they are very low for this time of year. Taking a dip? Lake temps&nbsp;are in the low 90s. Don’t forget sunscreen and extra water!</div> News http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Weekly-News-and-Events-1063 Family Fun Party 2016 http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Family-Fun-Party-2016-1061 Check out all of the fun we had at this year’s Family Fun Party and Cardboard Boat Race!&nbsp; Photos http://www.morningstarmarinas.com/blog/post/Family-Fun-Party-2016-1061