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.
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.
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.
It’s just a few days before Christmas, my favorite holiday. Driving around the neighborhood, you can see all the beautiful displays of lights and Christmas decorations.
The activity committee has just come off one of the most successful years to date. They have returned some old favorites as well as introduced some new events for the community.
As I write my column, I’m sure many of you are hitting the Black Friday sales. Since both of our children live in California, I have them do an Amazon wish list and then I order and have it shipped to California, and wrap it once we get there. That makes my shopping easier, so I’m pretty wel…
Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, was 65 degrees for Plantation Lakes’ popular annual turkey trot chaired by residents Michal Kovac and David Turner. Winner details will follow.
We are finally home from our Italy trip. We left just in time, as two days after we left Venice, the city got flooded with six feet of water. They had a super moon and tide, and Venice is slowly sinking, and the water just came over the sea walls.
For the first time, a women’s self-defense class was held in The Farm. The class was conducted by The Farm resident Les Blizzard, a certified black belt in art of Kenpo Karate. He was assisted by resident Dan Lind.
Some of our Berkshire neighbors go all out decorating for Halloween. I do believe that the adults kind of enjoy this holiday the most because they get to dress up and try to be spooky.
Christina Stanley and her activity committee held a Veterans Day tribute for veterans of The Farm on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the amenity center.
As I write my column, I’m sitting in the Marco Polo airport waiting for a flight back to Myrtle Beach. After being gone 14 days, I’m ready to get home.
If you have little people sitting at the grown-up table this Thanksgiving, you can keep them entertained, thanks to LaffGaff, with these groan-worthy jokes and puns:
I do appreciate my lifelong friend Roger sharing what he calls ‘words to live by’ so that I can pass them on. He didn’t say where he got them, so I can’t credit or blame anyone but him for the typical guy humor.
Reminder: The next open meeting of the board of directors is Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Christ The Servant Church, 2015 U.S. 501 across from Horry-Georgetown Technical College at 6:30 p.m.
What a great idea! I know like in most communities, we all have been saturated with requests to buy chocolate bars and coupon books to support the children and schools in our area.
We owe our freedom to living and deceased American military veterans. This Veterans Day we honor and thank you. Our gold star family honors and mourns many deceased veteran family members. Federal government offices, banks and post offices are closed Veterans Day.
Wow! That’s all I can say about Halloween in The Farm. I took my annual ride around the community to see how many trick or treaters we had. In all the 14 years I have lived here, I have never seen this many trick or treaters.
Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m. Remember to turn clocks backward one hour and replace smoke detector batteries.
I hope everyone had a fun Halloween. When I was a child, we knew everyone in our town, so we went out with pillow cases to fill with treats and came home with piles of candy.
Once again, The Farm's Fall Festival was a huge success. All the committees worked together to make this a fun event for all the residents of The Farm.
Originating on “It’s a Southern Thing,” Lisa Blayton shared this on Facebook, and hopefully, these definitions will keep some newbies from making some of the mistakes I made when I moved south in 1981:
Halloween is Thursday, Oct. 31. There is no set policy on Halloween, so the best suggestion if you want to participate is to leave your front porch lights on. If you do not wish to participate, please keep them off. Trick or Treat is suggested after school, about 3 - 8 p.m. To those who wish…
I hope no one has any major damage from the wind/rain storm last weekend. If you still lived up north, it would have been a nor’easter, but here, they call it a cyclone storm.
Thursday, Oct. 17, the ladies’ Spooktacular Ghouls Luncheon was at Villa Toscana in North Myrtle Beach with vivacious hostesses Debbie Bonner, Donna Owens and Joanna Eller.
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.