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Seadogs finds its place

They found each other on Yahoo, dated about seven months, married and then got down to the scoops.

Jim Mays, a retired engineer for Verizon, and Kathy Mays, a former general manager for Golden Corral, are the owners of Seadogs Ice Cream at Surfside Beach Pier (11 S. Ocean Blvd.).

The business had its grand opening April 3, and it is beginning to carve a niche for itself on the Grand Strand by offering the stuff we love but our bodies hate.

Seadogs offers Mayfield and Pet ice cream, as well as 25 homemade milk shakes.

The No. 1 seller is the chocolate peanut butter shake.

The ice cream shop also sells pumpkin milkshakes, fresh-dipped strawberries, frozen grapes and other tempting fare.

Prices range from $2.99 (2½ scoops of ice cream) to $4.99 (for banana splits).

They also sell funnel cakes, hot dogs and other favorites you can find at a fair.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. after Memorial Day.

Call 957-1651.


Pick moniker to win cash

What is in a name? If you guess Mrs. Butterworth's first name, you could win $500.

Folks have until July 17 to submit their guess for the contest, and one winner, with the correct guess with the best explanation of her first name, will win the cash.

The winner will also receive a year's supply of Mrs. Butterworth's syrup and be featured on the Web site.

Mrs. Butterworth has appeared in New York Times crossword puzzles, in Kanye West's rap song called "Touch the Sky" and even in movies.

To enter, you must submit your name and guess, along with a short summary of 100 words or less, explaining why you think your first name guess is accurate.

You can enter at or send an entry to: Guess Mrs. Butterworth's First Name Contest, c/o BHG PR, 546 Valley Road, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043.