As I write this column, I’m recovering from a busy day volunteering at the fifth annual Friends of the Carolina Forest Library Family Fun Day. We had over 300 children with their parents and grandparents and I believe a good time was had by all.
It has been a busy week for the committees in The Farm. It started on Monday with a HOA board meeting, Tuesday with the grounds committee meeting, and it finished off on Wednesday with the activity committee meeting.
Walkers Woods held a crockpot cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 12. We had about 20-25 people attend, and the food was great. There were about 10 dishes laid out for everyone to sample, and I noticed some going back quick for seconds, and yup, thirds.
Saturday morning, Oct. 5, was Tidelands Health’s annual In the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. WPDE chief meteorologist and Plantation Lakes resident Ed Piotrowski spoke, and Tidelands Health breast cancer physicians gave the inspiration.
On Sept. 28 at 4 p.m., Berkshire residents came together in the parking lot at the amenity center for its first ever corn hole tournament. Many had never played before.
“One day at a time with its failures and fears, with its hurts and mistakes, with its weakness and tears; with its portion of pain and its burden of care, one day at a time we must meet and must bear.
When I was growing up, my parents had rules of conduct for home and outside the home, and they expected them to be obeyed. In fact, in those days, most parents had rules for children to follow. And if the rules were broken, of course there were natural consequences. But there were also paren…
Final reminders: Waterford’s fall community yard sale is Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To participate, tie a balloon to your mailbox and add a sign out at your street leading shoppers to your home. There are no plans for maps.
The Farm’s Fall Craft Vendor Show had a steady flow of shoppers all day long. Twenty-five of The Farm’s residents showed off their talents with their homemade items.
I’m finally getting my clock back in order after dealing with the three-hour difference in time after visiting California. It isn’t bad on the way out there, but really messes you up when you travel east to come home.
The nerve! How dare he? Can you believe that the Governor of South Carolina actually stood by, with head reverently bowed, while a man prayed prior to news conferences relative to Hurricane Dorian? I mean, really! What was he thinking?
Forty-five residents of The Farm enjoyed an evening out at Sol y Luna restaurant. The food was good, and mingling with your neighbors makes for an enjoyable evening. Thanks, Debra Shovlin for organizing the evening.
Our neighbors, Joan and Irving Bierman, just returned from two weeks on safari in Africa visiting Kenya and Tanzania at this time. They said it was an absolutely incredible journey.
Most, if not all of us, tend to be “big picture” people. We focus more on the big, the extravagant, the expensive and the humongous. News coverage is much quicker and more involved for big events, crimes and tragedies. Not long ago, a well-known writer/speaker got in trouble for his correct …
Bingo has become another fun evening for the residents of The Farm. Forty-six residents showed up to try to win some prizes donated by the community.
I’m writing this column from Long Beach, California where I’m visiting my daughter Katie, son-in-law Troy and first grandbabies, Eleanor and Evelyn, 10 months old.
Thursday, Sept. 19 was Plantation Lakes’ ladies luncheon at J. Peters Grill & Bar - International Drive. Delicious, generous portions were enjoyed by 38 ladies. Charming hostesses Les Koziara, Connie Lombardo and Patty Zelnick awarded several prizes.
If you want to stifle conversation at a lively party, bring up the subject of death. Few people like to talk about it even though it is a daily part of life. People die every day, people in our world, people in our state, people in our community, people in our family.
It is Sunday evening and I just realized that I hadn’t written my column yet. Busy, busy week with the bag of books sale at the library, meetings for Fun Day and getting ready to go to California to see my granddaughters. They are now 10 months old and crawling, standing and becoming quite t…
It has been 15 years since the first shovel hit the dirt to create the community called The Farm. In 2012, DR Horton turned the everyday operation of The Farm over to the homeowners.
If you want to stifle conversation at a lively party, bring up the subject of death. Few people like to talk about it even though it is a daily part of life. That’s why the funeral home and newspaper obituaries are new daily, because people die every day, people in our world, people in our s…
Hurricane Dorian is now history and we prepare for the next storm. But Dorian is still very much in the minds of many who lost loved ones, were injured, lost homes or had significant damage. Now the cleanup begins.
The fifth annual fall neighborhood food drive is Saturday, Sept. 14 to support Churches Assisting People food bank in Conway and Catholic Charities.
Hope everyone is safe after our third hurricane in three years. I’m not sure if it is because of global warming, but the hurricanes appear to be getting more frequent.
Recently I made a vow to myself that I would stop telling people how old I am. I had two reasons for doing this— first, I no longer get the reaction of “You don’t look a day over 50,” and second, I feel like I might be using this age thing in order to be coddled and cosseted, and a strong fe…
As I write this week’s Church Talk, Hurricane Dorian is monopolizing the news. The storm is churning across the Caribbean toward the United States and the “cone of uncertainty” has everyone from Florida to North Carolina (and maybe even farther north) concerned.
Having served in children and youth ministries for more than 50 years, summer camps and Bible schools are among my most favorite church activities.