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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All of the workout classes have been a huge hit in the neighborhood. The activity committee has added more, and changed some times. These new classes and times started last Monday, Aug. 12.
I hope everyone enjoyed our second annual National Night Out block party this past week. Over 100 residents and their families, along with 20 police officers and firemen, attended the party.
Thursday, July 18, the ladies luncheon was at Brother Shuckers Fish House, 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd., with hostesses Susan Masi, Sheryl Wirtz and Lauren Shore.
It has been a hot week in Carolina Forest, and I’m enjoying our pool in the afternoons. I’ve had a busy week with the Friends of the Library bag of books sale, so I enjoyed the time I had reading a good book.
Summertime here in Berkshire brings out the best of the best. Some of the children in our community decided to have a lemonade stand on July 8. Olivia Latham, who has always wanted a lemonade stand, asked a friend to build her a lemonade stand as a birthday present.
As I write my column, we are having another afternoon shower. I’m thinking about all of those people in the track of tropical storm, Barry, who has his heart set on flooding out some homes and lands in Louisiana. I will keep them in my prayers and be glad that we are just getting an afternoo…
One of the things I hate to do is to miss a column. After 10 years, I have only missed about five times. Last week was one of those times.
Summer is in full swing, and my garden is producing all kinds of vegetables and fruit. When we got home from California, we had piles of radishes, cucumbers, eggplants, tomatoes, cantaloupes, musk melons, green beans and yellow squash. I made some pickles and gave lots away to the neighbors.…