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The Farm HOA held its first monthly meeting for 2021 on Jan. 12. There were no resident concerns and no reports from our committees. With the virus and the holidays, there was little going on in The Farm. President Scott Kavana did give a report on the irrigation on Mill Street. You may have…

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By the time this column is out, we will have a new president in Joseph Biden along with a new vice president, Kamala Harris. I hope this will mean a change for the good in the direction we are heading. The last four years for me have been four years of lies and bullying and I’m really tired …

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A Plantation Lakes family is proudly honoring their daughter in U.S. Marine Corps boot camp with a banner outside their front door. We thank her and all military for their service. Waccamaw Management sent them a warning letter to take the banner down as it is against the covenants. The fami…

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Merging into traffic from an exit to get back onto I-95 made me think, for the first time in years, of “A My Name is Alice,” the jump rope chant we sing-songed, maneuvering our legs around the rope.

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I hope you all had a very happy New Year’s Day and a merry Christmas. It certainly was a holiday season I will remember. We did nothing, saw no one, didn’t take our annual pilgrimage to New Jersey. Most people I know had about the same holiday week as Susan and I. Let’s all hope 2021 brings …

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Hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. We enjoyed watching the magnificent but illegal fireworks displays that lit up the skies of Plantation Lakes at various places. The heavy rain by day did not hinder the great display.

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A friend — a good one, one I’ve been close to for more than 30 years — recently told me she was surprised I’m a good hostess.

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I thank the residents who took the time to call our management company to say they like the holiday decorations. Many thanks go to the grounds committee for installing them all, and the activity committee for purchasing new ones.

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The spring golf league turned into an all summer league as well. They held their awards presentation at River Oaks Golf Club. The winner was Gus White. Second place went to Steve Filak and third place to Glen Muzroll. No date has been set for the spring season.

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As I write my column, we have just elected a new President of the United States. My hope is that President Biden can bring this country back together, strengthen our bonds with our allies all over the world and get this pandemic under control until a vaccine is available.

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It is Nov. 1 as I write my column. How this year has flown by. We had about 50 trick-or-treaters last night. Norm wore his mask to pass out candy and pencils. It was probably a good night to let kids be kids and some adults be kids.

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Like most of us, I’m at the point when there’s nothing funny about COVID-19, quarantine or any of the other things that will make 2020 one of a kind.

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I love this time of year with the warm days and cool nights. Spent this morning working in the yard cleaning up plantings and cleaning up the garage.

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For three weeks I have been telling you the Wheatfield Drive entrance was going to be beautified. The day the work was scheduled to be completed, I woke up to it raining. My first thought was, “How can I explain again that the entrance was not completed?”

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Have a safe and happy Halloween.

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Finally sitting down to write my column after a busy community yard sale day. I don’t think it was as busy as our spring yard sale, but since we were the first yard sale this spring after the pandemic, I think there was a lot of pent-up demand.