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Last week, the HOA board and grounds committee chairman met with residents from the Brookberry section of The Farm. The topics discussed were the landscaping around their entrance, a new entrance sign for Carolina Forest Boulevard and a new bulletin board. The bulletin board has come in and …

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We were in Massachusetts this past week to help my sister move into her new apartment. She has accumulated a lot of stuff, so we were trying to weed out stuff before we moved her. She had a stroke several years ago and needs to live in a place where she doesn’t have to drive a car, so she fo…

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Gee William put this information on Structuring Sentences for Dummies, a site to which I admit being seriously, uncontrollably addicted.

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I don’t want to see anyone criticizing me on Facebook because once again this week I’m obsessing with food and including anything connected with it.

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Eulogies belong outside of memorial services. We would do well to honor those in our communities while they are still living and around to hear it for two reasons.

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When we moved here nine years ago, our neighbors kidded us when we said that we were putting in a garden. They said the soil is just sand and nothing will grow. Well, I guess they didn’t know my husband’s skills as we now produce enough to give lots of it away to our neighbors. 

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Happy hour on July 16 was a hit. Karaoke was led by one of our residents, DJ Paul, and was enjoyed by all. We also have some amazing singers here and enjoyed Tammy and Frank to name a few. Frank also celebrated a birthday, so happy birthday Frank. Keep watching TownSq to find out when Paul w…

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The ladies luncheon was July 15 at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant with cheery Plantation Lakes hostesses Roxanna Friebel, Leslie Morgan, Donna Owens and Gina Vitale.

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“Word of God, speak, would you pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see Your majesty, to be still and know that You’re in this place; please let me stay and rest in Your holiness, Word of God speak!” (words and music by Bart Millard and Pete Kipley, as sung by Mercy Me)

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A couple of weeks ago I heard part of a message given by Pastor Bill Monroe of Florence Baptist Temple in which he talked about “unsaved Christians”.

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The board was happy to announce this past week that the pool is now open for the summer after a repair to the drain. They are hoping that is all they need to do and no further repair is needed. They are waiting for DHEC to get back to them, but the pool will be open until the end of the summ…

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The events committee’s next happy hour is on Friday at 5 p.m. Our resident DJ, Paul, will be hosting karaoke. Come on down to see the friends you already know and meet some new people you have not met yet.  

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Last weekend someone told me the entrances on Carolina Forest Boulevard had been leveled off. If you had a Corvette or any low-bodied car, you were forced to use the Wheatfield entrance. Coming home at night was also a problem. If you didn’t see the drop and hit it too fast, you could do dam…

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The Fourth of July festivities were not as well attended as hoped, probably due to post-COVID-19 hesitation. The golf carts and bikes were beautifully decorated. Many thanks to Debbie Green and Lizzy DiCamillo for organizing the events and to Diane Colarik, Connie Lombardo and Cathy Wolmerin…

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I was married, having babies and wearing underwire underwear during the whole Gloria Steinem feminist thing.

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There was a time when I didn’t appreciate reruns. But today, since there are very few worthwhile shows on television, I find myself more and more enjoying reruns of the old westerns, Little House on the Prairie, Adam-12, and of course The Andy Griffith Show. So this week, I hope you won’t mi…

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Many residents of The Farm must still be reluctant to come out in masses. After opening both our pools on July 1, we have not seen the amount of people coming to the pools as in previous years. July 4 weekend saw the most residents, but that was even down compared to other years. The fun day…

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My sweet friend Mary Lou has given me many things to think about when we’ve laughed and cried, exchanged dozens of books and eaten endless lunches. She recently forwarded an actual list of them…and as usual, she’s right…they’re worth thinking about and passing along.

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I sort of binge watched all three seasons of The Kominsky Method on Netflix. And if you need several seriously hilarious laugh-out-loud moments, or a random reason for an ugly cry, you’ll be talking about it too.

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I’ve been celebrating for the past three days because I have just completed a special journey - a big return to normalcy after living under quarantine for more than a year.

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Every February when my birthday approaches, I find myself wondering how many more I have to go. As I approach 70 years, I find that the body and mind are slowly edging toward the end. But that’s okay, because for me, I know the best is yet to come. I know where my future lies.

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The June Yard of the Month has been awarded to Barbara and John Pataky (7050 Woodsong).  They designed and built their home in 2008. They moved to Waterford Plantation from New York’s Hudson Valley in late 2009. They started with minimal landscaping and over a two to three year time frame de…

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If you know me or if you have seen my photos, it’s quite evident that I have a pretty close relationship with food, but it’s a love/hate one. I love to eat it, but I hate that it sticks with me.

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Prior to the early 1900s, hospitals did not exist in Horry County and patients had to be treated in their homes or travel long distances to receive a higher level of medical care.

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A blast was sent out to homeowners last week telling them about the new pool rules, which start July 1. I am repeating it here for those of you who do not receive the blasts:

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Reminder: There is Town Hall from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Rain date is scheduled for June 24 (same time and place). It will be on the basketball court of the Amenities Center. This is not a BOD meeting but an opportunity to meet your Board of Directors and Committee Representative…

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Well, summer is finally here and we finally are getting some summer afternoon rains which have helped to perk up our lawn and flower/vegetable beds. It was very dry here for awhile, which is unusual for here. Our vegetable garden is producing lots of green beans, peppers and radishes with to…

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My pal Roger, who is, like many of us, also dealing with the wisdom we gain with age, has shared some thoughts on the subject.

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The last HOA monthly meeting was held on June 4. Under new business, a few items were voted on. A UV light will be installed at the small pool. The large pool had one installed a few years ago. New mulch will be installed around the amenity center and a new bulletin board will be installed o…

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The Waterford Plantation Board of Directors invites all homeowners to a town hall on June 23 from 6-7 p.m. It will be on the basketball court of the amenity center. This is not a BOD meeting but an opportunity to meet your board and committee representatives.