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Hey y'all!!! SnOMG!!! Snow, ice and sleet oh my! What a last couple of weeks. I walked around the beach and took pictures. I was loving it!! (sorry Mikkie D). Anyway, I hope everyone managed to stay warm?? Because another one is on da way!! Folly Beach is the greatest!! But you know that right?!? Our community pulled together once again to turn out for the benefit held at The Grill and Island Bar for Daniel Reagan and his family, raising a reported $5.3k - very generous and thank you so much. We'd like to say thank you to Jessie Strickland and Don't Mess w/The Tiger, Calhoun CallingThe Folly Beach Bluegrass Society for coming out and playing that afternoon and Ms Allison and Susan and all the others who pitched in and helped. It looked like a good time was had by all. Polar vortex, schomlar vortex... it's a passing thing, hang in there. Next up for your social calendar - Folly Gras - Sat Feb 22. We've been booked to play that day so bring your King cakes and come on! Hollow Point, Gaslight Streets, Soulfish and The Hungry Monks are also on the line-up for an afternoon of music. It's from 1-5p, parade begins @ 2p, vehicles allowed if decorated, trophies for best float, costume and food. Masks and beads to be sold at City Hall. Contact Mary Cunningham (843) 513-1836 or (843) 708-1113 for info. Sunday Feb 23, a get the vote out for DJ Rich, who is running for FB Council, will be held at Loggerheads from 2-5p with entertainment provided by The Martinis, Nathan Calhoun and Yellowknife. Food to be offered and Folly Beach good prices on drinks for that afternoon. Come out and show your support. Recently The Martinis played The Beach Bar over in West Ashley. If you haven't been there, check it out, several of us ate there and agree, the food is good and so are the folks that hang there. Their little bit of Folly on Sam Rittenberg Blvd - check them out. Oh, and you can drink on their beach… We’re happy to say that this year’s line-up for the Folly Beach Exchange Club’s Oyster Roast Mar 16, 1-4p, has The Island Duo and FB Bluegrass Society along for the afternoon. $22 gets you in the door and AYCE oysters, hot dawgs w/all the fixin’s and BYOC (Bring Yor Own Cooler) for this one. $10 for non-oyster eaters. The FBEC gives scholarships to local Folly students, collects school supplies in conjunction w/HALOS, honors Police and Firefighters with appreciation dinners and much more. If you'd like to join the Exchange Club, it's $30 per quarter. Come on out and support this great cause. The Jimmies will be back @ Follywood Fri Mar 7 w/Jimmy P on keyboards, Jimmie B on bass & vocals, Jimme Don D on drums and Jimmey G on guitar & vocals; Folly Beach Pub Crawl - Mar 15 the Martinis will be @ The Grill and Island Bar; every Sunday Jazz @ The Grill from 5-8p, hosted by the lovely and talented Starr Acheson with a host of rotating musicians. Don't say we didn't tell you so. Sushi by Lisa is Tues thru Fri at The Drop In, it's magnifico!! As always, thank you so much for coming out, being there and hanging with us, y'all ROCK and weYya baby!!! FaceBook us!! Ciao' y'all!!

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The Shakin' Martinis are:

Rikkie Ruude - vocals, electric, acoustic and bass guitars, percussion
Jake Obi - vocals, rhythm, lead, bass guitars and sax
U.B. Pickens - bass, pedal steel guitar and steel drum
Shantel - vocals, percussion
Rick Stringer - what else??? drums.

and our sometime Martini:
Matt "The Lip" Kearney - vocals and killer sax

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride - War criminal Major-General Jean-Claude Duperval, 57, formerly second-in-command of Haiti’s military, was convicted in 2000 for the mass murder of political prisoners; he was tried in absentia because he had fled the country. After he was found in the U.S., he was fired from his job when his employer found out his true identity: he had been working for 2-1/2 years as a tour boat operator at Walt Disney World in Florida. He is now in custody and faces deportation back to Haiti. (Orlando Sentinel) ...It’s a Small World After All.