As the result of federal legislation signed by the president in December 2019, it is now illegal for retailers to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. It also is illegal for those under 18 to present fake or fraudulent identification to purchase such products. The U.S. Const…
“When my life work is ended, and I cross the swelling tide, when the bright and glorious morning I shall see; I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side, and His smile will be the first to welcome me.
Have a happy Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday night, Feb. 25. It occurs on the final day of carnival season and the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.
“Could we with ink the ocean fill and were the skies of parchment made, were every stalk on earth a quill and every man a scribe by trade, to write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry; nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky.” (Meir Ben Isaac)
The board has informed me that after the last annual meeting and elections, the board members will maintain their past positions.
Many of the new residents may not be aware of the fact that The Farm was the first community in Carolina Forest to become a Firewise community. We were also only the third community in South Carolina to have this distinction.
“When my life work is ended and I cross the swelling tide, when the bright and glorious morning I shall see; I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side, and His smile will be the first to welcome me.
As I write this column, it is a cold and rainy day. But I hear that it is going to warm up this week, and I can’t wait. The daffodils are blooming and I want the weather to be better so I can enjoy them.
Waterford Plantation held an open board of directors meeting on Jan. 13. There were about 40 people in the room, including husbands/wives, BOD members and Waccamaw Management representatives. There was a lot of information that should be detailed as minutes are distributed.
The largest group of residents showed up for bingo night last Saturday. Sixty-five residents came out and enjoyed the evening and the gifts awarded to the winners.
The Myrtle Beach annual Polar Plunge raised over $63,000 for South Carolina Special Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 1. WPDE meteorologist and Plantation Lakes resident Ed Piotrowski reported the event.
During many years of life, I’ve visited a lot of churches around America and have preached in churches in at least a dozen different states. But while too many churchgoers hop from church to church, I’ve only been a part of two churches in 67 years.
The activity committee is holding its first happy hour of 2020 on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Doesn't Matter Bar and Grill, 3689 Renee Drive. Come out and meet your neighbors.
During my many years of life, I’ve visited in a lot of churches around the US and have preached in churches in at least a dozen different states. But while too many “churchgoers” hop from church to church, I’ve only been a part of two churches in 67 years.
I’m just back from our annual HOA meeting held at the Carolina Forest Library with about 55 people in attendance. We had a quorum, thanks to the board going door to door to encourage participation, so it was a legal meeting.
The Farm's grounds committee held its first meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Chairman Paul Hoppes reported the overall condition of The Farm was good.
Thursday, Jan. 16, the ladies’ luncheon was at Blueberry’s Grill in Barefoot Landing hosted by social committee officers Leslie Morgan, Diane Colarik, Diane Terrill and Joyce Farrell. The 34 ladies enjoyed scrumptious lunches.
It’s me. I’m alive. Yes, I’m a day old and a couple of cells. I’m a unique human life and all my human chromosomes are present. Mommy and Daddy aren’t aware of me yet, but my creator knew me in eternity past and ordained this minute of time for me to start the unique journey He planned for me.
My Dad kept a compass attached to his dashboard with Velcro. A regular north, south, east, west little black plastic compass. He had it long before the days of the GPS or the cell phone.
We wish everyone a happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20 and happy Chinese New Year on Saturday, Jan. 25. Chinese New Year is also known as their spring festival. This year, 4718, will be the Year of the Cat.
We’re back from a busy morning of picking up trash along Carolina Forest Boulevard. Norm and I pick from U.S. 501 to Gateway Drive once a month and homeowners John Lopez and John Wills pick from Gateway to Covington Drive.
When the S.C. General Assembly reconvenes later this month, education reform will receive the lion’s share of attention.
The communications committee sent a community awareness email blast Myrtle Beach holiday schedule for Waste Industries for 2020.
Well, the holidays are over and it’s back to the old grind. Susan and I took our annual trek to New Jersey for Christmas. The best part, for me, is returning home.
So, the holidays are over and we are back home after two weeks in California. Enjoyed the stay but glad to be back. We had a quiet New Years’ Eve and day as we did the red eye from California. We didn’t get much sleep for a couple of days so had some catching up to do.
Waterford homeowner notice: Open board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan.13 at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2015 U.S. 501, across from HGTC. Bring your questions and concerns. There have been new policies approved by the BOD as well as increased assessments.
The EF Hutton commercial used to say “Inquiring minds want to know.” I admit to having an inquiring mind. One of my favorite Christmas songs is Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene’s “Mary, Did You Know?” in which he wondered how much Mary knew about and understood her Son.
As I write my column, it has been a very busy Christmas week and day. We are in California and just spent three days in Las Vegas with our son, Ben, and his fiancée, Laura. They love to play poker and Norm loves to play craps, so they really enjoyed themselves.
Volunteers came together to decorate the front entrance and amenity center for Waterford Plantation. The board of directors appreciates all who came forward for the community. A date will be posted after the first of the year for another event to take it all down and store for the future.