Betsy Fay

I’m back from California after a week-long trip. Enjoyed getting to know my grandbabies and them getting to know me.

Back in Covington Lake, the community yard sale is this Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon. Hope everyone has a successful day.

Aggi’s will remove the red rock in the common area between Clandon and Ellsworth Drive and replacing it with grass in the next couple of weeks. If anyone wants the rocks, you are welcome to take it from the area.

The board reminds homeowners that when trees are removed from a yard, an ARC form, found on the POA site, needs to be filled out, and all stumps need to be ground up and removed.

The big issue is live oaks as they are protected by state laws and there are all kinds of rules about removing them.

The pool will remain open until the October board meeting on Oct. 8 at which time they will decide, based on weather and use of the pool, when it will be shut down for the season.

There has been quite a discussion on our Facebook page about cars parking on the road and sidewalks at night.

As far as I know, our streets are public roads so cars aren’t allowed to park at night on public roads unless there are actual marked parking spaces.

Parking on sidewalks keeps people from walking on them, and instead, they end up walking in the street which is very dangerous at night.

All homeowners should be able to park all of their cars in their driveway or garage at night.

We have lots of new home owners in Covington Lake. Welcome to the Mancanos, Marions, and Chestnuts on Quincy Hall Drive, Horns and Corfields on Stonemason, Infantes, Phillips and Mezzettis on Clandon, Zimmermans, Grays on Covington, and McDowells on Summerhill. Welcome to Covington Lake.

We have a local celebrity in our neighborhood.

Henry Hein, who lives on Clandon with his mom and dad, was featured in last week’s Carolina Forest Chronicle.

He is 15 years old and a senior at the Scholars Academy. He recently placed third in the National 2019 Trig-Star competition, the first South Carolinian to place in this competition in 26 years.

With all his college credits from high school, he will graduate with an associate’s degree and hopes to attend Clemson or USC and pursue a bio-chemical degree.

Congratulations to Henry and his parents for all of their hard work.

Next Saturday, Oct. 12, the Friends of Carolina Forest Library will have their Family Fun Day with the help of the Horry County Parks and Recreation Department from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the field between the library and the recreation building.

Children pay $5 for an armband and can play on all the inflatables and games, plus there will be a climbing wall, face painting, balloon art, and petting zoo.

There will be food and Italian ice for sale along with pumpkins and prizes for all.

If you have a teenager that would like to help for community service hours or an adult who would like to help, contact Marilyn at marilynkkeyser@yahoo.com . All help will be appreciated by our friend’s group.

The October Nook special is going to benefit the children of Carolina Forest, as it will be “buy two children’s, juniors or young adults’ books and get one book free.”

We have a large selection in all age groups. We just got a donation of vinyl records and get new books and audio materials every day.

The volunteers of Beautify Carolina Forest will spread mulch next Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. on the River Oaks medians. It is great exercise and usually takes two to three hours to spread the mulch. Bring wheelbarrows, pitchforks, shovels and wear old clothes as it is messy work, but well worth the effort.

Thank you to Cricket Landscaping that is helping us to haul the mulch from the Solid Waste Authority.

Happy birthday to Henry Falcon Sept. 29, Elijah Cox Oct. 2, and Diane Olock Oct. 5.

Happy anniversary to Cheryl and Richard Modica Oct. 4) and Diane and John Olock Oct. 9.

Look forward to hearing the news and events of the neighborhood. Email me at bffrn12@gmail.com.

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