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.
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…