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.…
Something akin to road rage was creeping up on me as the driver in front of me slowed down and sped up, depending on how close I got to his vehicle.
It has been a busy two weeks for me, as Norm and I have been in Long Beach, California, visiting our daughter and son and their families.
Last weekend the Myrtle Beach Bowl invited The Farm residents for two hours of free bowling and free shoes. Christina Stanley put together a group, and 11 lanes were designated for The Farm.
Friday Night in The Farm had a good turnout and much better weather than The Farm’s swim night. About 75-80 residents showed up to enjoy the food from Kurbside Katering and Mr. Softee.
It wasn’t a good day or evening for the family swim night. Thanks to the food trucks Brazuka Bowls and Mr. Softee, the night was not a complete washout. They stayed on site from 6 – 8 p.m. serving the brave hearts who showed up.
Remembering when ‘a beach day’ meant grabbing a paperback book, a bottle of cream soda and a towel, I was amazed at the necessities ready to be loaded into the car for a couple hours of sunny surf.
Well, all seems quiet here at Walkers Woods. School is out now, so the board reminds all residents to be careful driving and watch for the kids playing outside. The speed limit inside Walkers Woods is 15 mph.
By now you are all aware of The Farm family who lost their home to an unfortunate fire. With the help of many Farm residents and friends from the school, they have relocated and are trying to get their lives back on track. It is time to give a thank you to The Farm residents who came to the …
I just got back from the Covington Lake pool grand opening. The first part of the evening it was pouring, but it finally stopped so we could grill the hotdogs and enjoy the rest of the snacks and desserts.
Friday night, June 7, board of directors member Courtney Bergman chaired Kick Off to Summer. This free family event featured EZ Cheesy, Benito’s, Six is a Ness and Mr. Softee food trucks and the “How to Train Your Dragon 3” movie.
After Friday night’s windswept thunderstorm and power loss, Saturday morning’s June 1 weather was delightfully cool and sunny for Plantation Lakes’ Annual Bass Fishing Tournament. Women, men and children fished from boats or along the lake edge until 11 a.m. All 47 participants brought non-p…
A new elliptical machine has been added to the workout room. We only had one and there were many residents wanting to use it. The room is about filled to capacity.
I’m glad to see that everyone is enjoying the new pool. It has been very busy this past week with lots of adults and children having a fun time. I don’t think people realized how much bigger it is compared to our previous pool. Everyone loves the zero-entry ramp, as it is easier to enter the…
The big news is the Covington Lake community pool is now open as of last Friday at 2 p.m. After much hard work on the part of the board and Premier Management, it is open for use.
Plantation Lakes’ extremely popular water aerobics classes have returned, and are held every Monday – Friday at 8:45 a.m. These free, weather-permitting fun classes are for Plantation Lakes residents only. Resident hosts must accompany their guests.
Well, a high-speed chase on Carolina Forest Boulevard resulted in damage being done to the Quinn Road entrance to Walkers Woods. The board was notified by the state police that no one was hurt, and the owner of the vehicle does have insurance.
The reaction to the new playground equipment has been very positive for the most part. There were some concerns from parents of younger children. The board contacted the manufacturer and he came out to see the concerns.
On Tuesday, May 14, a fire completely destroyed the home and possessions of Robert and Melanie Nicotra and their daughters Chloe and Ella. Residents of The Farm and Ocean Bay Elementary School came out to help this family. The following is a letter sent out by the Nicotra family:
We wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. May we remember and honor beloved family members, friends and all who died while serving in the United States military.
It looks like the summer is finally upon us and my garden is starting to prosper. We have radishes, lettuce and carrots to pick this week. I have given a lot of lettuce to neighbors, as I just can’t eat it fast enough. Soon we will have tomatoes, peppers, green beans and more.
Don't forget! Friday Night at The Farm is Friday, May 17. Food trucks will be on site and the activity committee has games planned for the evening. Eat, stay around and socialize with your neighbors.
Walkers Woods held its annual homeowners meeting on Wednesday, May 8, at the amenity center. We had a small turnout, but a quorum was met.
Happy to report that I’m out of my cast and starting rehab on my left arm so I can now type with both hands again. Feels good to not have the constant soreness in my elbow anymore.
By the time this column comes out, I hope I will have gotten rid of this cast on my left arm and started rehab to get my strength back and my elbow working.
Once again, the activity committee came up with another “first” for The Farm. The committee held the first Kentucky Derby, Pig Roast, and Hat Contest on Saturday, May 4 with 125 residents coming out to enjoy the day.
On March 26, 2009, our Berkshire residents held the first Berkshire Babes card party fundraiser at the Golden Corral. That is the day we wore our official Babes shirts and officially became a group called Babes.
Last Saturday was The Farm's yard sale. I took my usual ride around the community around 9 a.m. The main road, Carolina Farms Boulevard, had plenty of traffic. The side streets, not so much.
Walkers Woods is once again getting ready for its annual homeowners meeting, which is on May 8 at 6 p.m. at the amenity center. By now, all homeowners should have received a packet with a notice of the meeting.
Saturday, April 20, the Plantation Lakes annual children’s Easter egg hunt entertained 116 children. Easter bunny photos, Kona Ice Truck snow cone treats and other snacks followed. Irene Gifford and Jessica Buttles chaired it.