The activity committee held its first ever poker night on Saturday, Feb. 23. The event was very professionally run. There were dealers at each table, and the antis were raised every 10 minutes.
The newly formed group, Berkshire Community Safety Watch, met on Feb. 20 and many items were discussed. Under the leadership of Pattie Kelly Petry, the group is getting things done. Thank you to all who are taking an active role in making our community safe.
It has been a busy week for me, as I volunteered at Pathways2Possibilities for a couple of days. It was a first-time career expo for over 6,000 eighth graders from Horry, Marion, Marlboro and Georgetown counties at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Walkers Woods held its first open meeting for 2019 with about 25-30 homeowners present. Ray Davis opened the meeting by introducing the board members and their new positions. The board re-organized after Joe Fazio stepped down.
On Sunday, Feb. 11, The Farm resident Jack Murray received his Quilt of Valor. Jack served in the Army from 1977 to 1980. Thanks for your service.
With the new year comes lots of new activities. To get started, it is time to remove your outside Christmas decorations and hang your Valentine’s Day or spring ones.
The Valentine Sip and Paint class is full. These classes fill up fast, so I advise to get your seats as early as possible if you would like to attend.
Enjoy the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 ,at 6:30 p.m. The New England Patriots play the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
In case you missed the last batch, or if you’ve finished reading books such as “How to Raise Your IQ by Eating Gifted Children,” or “How to Avoid Huge Ships,” abe.com has put out yet another list from what they call their weird book room.
Plantation Lakes thanks Dan Olszewski of Waccamaw Management for taking care of the removal of holiday wreaths and lights at the front entrance of the community.
One of the many great perks of living in The Farm is having our outstanding committees. From the onset of our committees, the Neighborhood Watch, the grounds and activity committees have done an outstanding job for the residents of The Farm.
It has been quiet within the community. No social activity updates have been posted. Winter tends to slow us all down to hibernate until the Spring awakens us.
With the coming of some colder weather, I spent part of Friday cleaning up my yard. I usually would have done this in November, but I’m just getting around to it. Looks like the moles have taken over the lawn, so we will have to work on that area this spring.
The cold weather is upon us after a nice last week. Norm and I picked trash along Carolina Forest Boulevard this morning, and it was in the low 30s, so we had to bundle up and keep moving.
It’s not hard to tell the holiday season is over at The Farm. The decorations came down this week, thanks to the grounds committee members who were out last Saturday morning to stow the decorations away for another year.
I hope everyone had a happy holiday with family and friends and will continue to have a healthy and happy new year. I realize every day how lucky we are to have our good health.
Well, it is a few days after Christmas and many of you are at home here in Berkshire enjoying your time with your families. I miss the Christmas mornings waking up with my children so early to see what Santa had left them.
Well, this will be the last time I write a column in 2018. By this time next week, we will be starting another year. I hope you all had a merry Christmas and I wish you all a happy new year. Don’t drink and drive. I want you all here next year.
Merry Christmas, happy Kwanzaa and safe holidays to all who celebrate. Children will be off from school through Jan. 1. Please be extra vigilant when driving in our community and elsewhere.
All this rain reminds me that I could be living back up north, and every inch of rain would be a foot of snow. Glad I don’t live in Massachusetts anymore. It is depressing living with all the rain, but would be worse if it was three feet of snow.
It’s easy to tell Christmas is right around the corner. The Farm entrances and clubhouse are decorated, thanks to the activity and grounds committees. Many homes have also been decorated. Take a ride around the community, and take a look for yourselves.
Volunteers from Waterford signed up to decorate the amenity center and Waterford entrances, and the social committee planned a Light up Waterford event to ring in the holidays last weekend.