Bogue Sound RV Monthly Newsletter

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Welcome to April BSRV!

North and South Carolina share nearly 500 miles of coastline. From the outer banks and the site of the first English Colony on Roanoke Island to the Crystal Coast, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach and eventually to the jewel of the antebellum south, Charleston, SC. This beautiful city is located on a peninsula at the conjunction of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. This location was ideal for the early days of colonial America. The deep-water became the city of the Antebellum South. The battery is lined with ornate mansions from the period with a distant view of Fort Sumter, where the first volleys of the civil war were fired. Wander the cobblestones and enjoy the sites on foot or take a horse drawn carriage tour and experience a step back in time. Charleston is not only a living museum, it has a vibrant selection of restaurants, clubs, shops and repurposed historical sights, stay in an antebellum bed and breakfast or charming hotel in the city center and make sure you check out Charleston City Market with 300 vendors selling local wares, the Slave Market museum, Rainbow Row with its row of pastel townhomes, some of the oldest in the city; and enjoy Henrys Jazz and Seafood for true low country flavor. Other highlights of the area include the Ashley River Plantations. Magnolia with its gardens and petting zoo, Middleton which includes an inn on the premises and the nations’ oldest landscaped gardens and Drayton Hall built in the early 1700’s. Mcleod Plantation is a Gullah/Geechee Heritage Site. From downtown head east and cross the rivers to the beaches, to the southeast head towards Folly Beach and Kiawah Island. Stop and check out the fabled Angel Oak Tree. Head NE and you will discover the Isle of Palms and Mt Pleasant, Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens are located there.

Angel Oak Tree Charleston South Carolina is estimated to be more than 4-500 years old, stands 66.5 ft tall, measures 28ft in circumference and produces shade that covers 17,200 sq. feet. From tip to tip its longest branch distance is 187 ft.

There is considerable debate about the age of this majestic tree. Some contend that it is 1,500 years old. Most believe that the more conservative estimates are more accurate. Most experts agree that the tree is probably between 400-500 years old.

The Angel Tree is thought to be one of the oldest living things in the country. The land where this tree stands was part of Abraham Waight’s 1717 land grant. The City of Charleston now owns the property. The park where the Angel Oak is located is free and the tree should be added to any visit to Charleston, Kiawah, or Seabrook Islands. In fact, if you are going to Kiawah Island or Seabrook Islands, you will likely drive within a few hundred feet of the park.

It is an absolute must see for anyone traveling to Charleston SC, it is on everyone’s top ten list of things to do in Charleston. The Angel Oak Tree, Rainbow Row and the Old Slave Mart Museum consistently rank among the top places to visit in Charleston.

Rainbow Row is known for its rich history, picturesque architecture, and colorful streets. One street stands out for its rainbow of pastel hues- Rainbow Row, located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, Rainbow Row has been a beloved landmark for nearly three centuries. Rainbow Row was originally built in the late 1700s as a series of 13 townhouses. Over time, the homes were used for various purposes, including commercial and residential spaces. However, by the early 1900’s many of the homes had fallen into disrepair and were in danger of being demolished.

It was then that local preservationist Susan Pringle Frost stepped in to save the dilapidated homes. Frost purchased several of the homes and restored them to their former glory, repainting them in their original pastel colors. The street soon became known as Rainbow Row, a nickname that stuck and is still used today.

In 1931 Rainbow Row was officially designated a historic landmark by the National Park Service, ensuing its preservation for future generations. The street has since become a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world to see its vibrant colors and historic architecture. In addition to its colorful appearance, Rainbow Row also has a rich history. The street was once a center of commerce and trade, with many of the homes being used a s warehouses and shops. Today, Rainbow Row continues to be a bustling hub of activity, with shops, restaurants, and homes lining its charming street. In conclusion, Rainbow Row is a vibrant symbol of Charleston rich history and its commitment to preserving its cultural heritage. From its past as a center of Commerce to its present as a tourist destination, Rainbow Row continues to be a beloved landmark for visitors and residents alike.

Charleston City Market, one of the nations oldest public markets. The Sprawling four block retail venue, which dates to 1804 and houses more than 300 local merchants, is the epicenter of handcrafted and reproduction products with local history and character.

The day market is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. No matter what time of day or season you plan to visit, there is something to see, do, taste, and take home as a Souvenir from Charleston City Market.

Pink House Charleston SC. The Pink house is a historic house and art gallery at 17 Chalmers Street in Charleston SC, that is one of the oldest buildings in SC and is the second oldest residence in Charleston after the Col. William Rhett House.

The house was built between 1694 and 1712 of pinkish Bermuda Stone by John Breton in the city’s French quarter. The date of the building has been the subject of dispute. Two local historians fixed the date as 1712 but a construction date as late as 1745 has been suggested. Pink is today thought of as the traditional colour for Bermudian homes (except the slate roofs, which are whitewashed), which have been built almost exclusively from soft white native limestone (limestone broken down into sand due to natural forces and blown during interglacial into dunes, which refused into sandstone) since the 17th century due to stormy weather and the need to conserve Bermuda cedar forests for shipbuilding. The norm before the Twentieth century had actually been to whitewash both walls and roofs, and this whitewash would fade and discolour to pinkish hue if not replaced often enough.

The tile gambrel roofs dates to eighteenth century.

The building was a tavern in the 1710s and onward, owned by renowned madame and distiller Madame Mincey, a French Huguenot. James Gordon was the owner of the house by the 1780’s. The artist Alice R. Huger Smith used the house as a studio in the early twentieth century. In the 1930s the house was restored by Mr. and Mrs. Victor Morawetz. Currently, the house features an art gallery.

Charleston Smallest Bar 39 John Street Charleston SC, with only 4 barstools inside, but plenty of seating outside on the alley, it’s a perfect spot to grab a drink before dinner or a show next door at Charleston Music Hall.

Williams Mansion is the largest single-family residence in Charleston. It was built in 1876 and has been called one of the greatest post-civil war houses on the Eastern Seaboard.

George W. Williams bought the “Lowndes Lot “on Meeting Street and already had plans for a large house with attached conservatory, a hot house, extensive gardens, and an observatory atop the main house by 1873. The house was built in 1875 and 1876 for George W. Williams, a businessman, according to plans drawn by W.P. Russell by the Devereux Brothers as contractors. The cornerstone was laid April 26, 1875. The 23,795 sq. ft house has thirty main rooms and many smaller rooms. The main hall is 50 ft. long and 14 ft. wide. The house has a ballroom with a 45-foot-high ceiling.

Whether a weekend or a week, there is much to see and do in one of the most beautiful cities in America.

Another Friendly reminder that its Spring is starting to pop with early blooms and buds so its that time of year to get out the pressure washers, pruners, etc. and do a little spring cleaning of our own. Cobblestone strives to maintain beautiful clean places for the residents to enjoy and we all need to pitch in and do our part. Please inspect your home and remove green algae, dirt, and other buildups on the siding. Clean up flower beds from winter decay, get ready for the new season to begin and please make sure that you have your flowers with a border around them. Make sure decks are tidy and bushes trimmed.


As always, I am available in the office Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Should I have to step out for some reason, I will have the phone with me. If there is no answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. You may also email me 24 hours a day at

In the event of an emergency, I can be reached at 910-650-3195. If I do not answer, please leave a message.




Happy belated birthday to you and we hope your birthday was as special as you are!

• Cecil H. 3/3

• Dottie G. 3/19

• Kevin P. 3/3

• Mike K. 3/19

• Wayne P. 3/3

• Corey B. 3/20

• Madison G. 3/9

• Shelly C. 3/20

• Colton B. 3/11

• Micah R. 3/25

• Cathy P. 3/13

• Mitzi B. 3/25

The Winner of the $50 Birthday Gift card is Cecil H!

• Danson K. 3/14

• Herb R. 3/26

• Jen S. 3/14

• Amy B. 3/27

• Donna P. 3/14

• Jan C. 3/31


We celebrate your special day, and hope that you have a very happy birthday!

• Milton C. 4/3

• Joey B. 4/29

• Marianne E. 4/5

• David L. 4/5

• Judy P. 4/6

• Anne S. 4/9

• Leighann E. 4/9


• Kathryn & Richie K. 4/16

• Tonia & John W. 4/17

• Jen & Billy S. 4/19

• Lori B. 4/10

• Andy R. 4/14

• Janet F. 4/15

• June K. 4/16

• Joan S. 4/16

• Todd M. 4/22

• Kim R. 4/25

• Ella S. 4/26

A big shout out to our March Anniversaries! We hope you enjoyed your day with your loved one!

• Vicki & Steve M. 3/13

• Peggy & Marty F. 3/27

• Amanda & Ren W. 3/27

Winner of the Anniversary $50 giftcard is Amanda & Ren W.

A huge thank you to those of you that sent in your birthdays and anniversaries to us.  Please make sure you send us your birthday and anniversary dates if YOU would like to be entered in the $50 gift card drawing during the month of your special day!  Please email your special dates to:

** A few changes coming to our BSRV Community FB page in January. Please, if you have not given me permission or if I have left out your special day during any month, please make sure to bring it to my attention so I can correct this.




Please a reminder: DO NOT leave your clothes in the wash or dryer for more than 10 mins after the cycle has ended. If you do your clothes will be in the office and you will lose your laundry facility privileges.



Reminder: No guests are permitted to bring pets into our community.


Please remember no parking of boat trailers out front as we have existing septic tanks that have not yet been located along with other underground infrastructure.


For any home improvement or changes on the exterior of your home or lot, we now have an application that needs to be completed and approved PRIOR to beginning work.  Applications are available in the office and can be picked up Monday - Friday 9:00 – 5:00.


All contractors coming into the community are required to have $500,000.00 insurance.


Please remember that our trash dumpsters are for household trash only. If you are caught throwing anything other than household trash in them, you will be fined $250.00.


REQUIREMENTS - Golf carts must procure $300,000 of liability insurance and must have Bogue Sound RV Owner LLC as additional insured on the policy. It is your responsibility to make sure we have a CURRENT copy of your golf cart insurance policy. Your golf cart may NOT be used until a copy of your current insurance has been submitted to management. Golf cart insurance must be kept up to date or tenant will be told to park their golf cart until management has an updated copy of their policy.


Please know that we take the safety of our residents and your guests very seriously. As an added security for our residents, guests staying longer than 7 days will need to complete a criminal history check. The paperwork is available in our office and can be picked up Monday through Friday. Effective as of March 2nd 2023



The password for our Wifi is: BogueWIFI



Ladies Luncheon – Friday April 5th @ 11:30 will be at Saltwater Grill in Swansboro. Please join us!

Bunko – First Monday of the month at the office @6pm.

Poker is every Wednesday night, dealers’ choice and Texas Tournament every other Sunday.

Congratulations to the Winner of our Ladies Luncheon Gift card for Shore Décor and Flowers. Mrs. Doris R

Please keep an eye out on Facebook for more events. Occasionally spontaneous events and new games are planned, we post these as soon as they come up on BSRV Community Facebook page, so if you haven’t joined yet, please do for all the latest news and updates. As the weather warms up and the days grow longer we will be holding more outdoor games and activities. Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming happenings!


Around Charleston

Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake


1 cup shredded zucchini (from 1 medium zucchini)

2 eggs

½ cup honey

zest from 2 lemons

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 ½ cup packed blanched fine almond flour

¾ cup gluten free oat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt


For the blueberries:

1 heaping cup fresh blueberries

2 tablespoons gluten free oat flour

For the lemon frosting:

½ cup butter (or sub vegan buttery stick), at room temp.

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Extra blueberries for sprinkling on top

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch square pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

First, measure out 1 cup of shredded zucchini, then place shredded zucchini in a paper towel or cheese cloth and squeeze out all of the moisture/water. This is very important!

Add shredded zucchini, eggs, honey, lemon zest, lemon juice and almond extract to a large bowl and whisk together until well combined.

Next, add dry ingredients: almond flour, oat flour, baking soda and salt. Mix together with a wooden spoon until well combined.

In a separate medium bowl, toss blueberries together with 2 tablespoons of oat flour. (This is to prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the cake while baking.) Fold coated blueberries into the batter.

Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. I know this is difficult but it’s critical (otherwise the frosting will melt and become a gooey mess!)

Make the frosting: beat together butter, powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest together on high with a hand mixer or in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Garnish with a few blueberries.

Referred by Name _______________________ Phone ________________ Address Email Referral Name _______________________ Phone ________________ Address Email Resident Referral Card | (252) 393-8123 1204 Cedar Point Blvd | Cedar Point, NC 28584 Friends Make the Best Neighbors! Referral incentives are valid only on homes owned and sold by Bogue Sound. Referral card must be presented on initial visit. All resident referrals must be new customers. Referral incentive for pre-owned homes valid on homes with a minimum purchase price of $10,000. Referred customers must execute contract by 6/30/2024. All local, state, and federal income taxes are the responsibility of the recipient. Brokered homes are ineligible for referral incentive program. Visit our office for more details. When friends or family purchase a new home Earn $2,500 When friends or family purchase a pre-owned home Earn $1,000
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