Betsy Fay

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.

Hopefully, everyone had a successful yard sale. Every time we have a sale, I seem to find a few more things that I don’t need anymore.

This time, it was my dining room chandelier. It has hung over our dining room table since we moved here seven years ago and I have never liked it, but finally decided to look for a replacement. It is a nice chandelier, but not my taste.

I saw several homeowners collecting some of the red rock in the common area. It is being replaced by sod, so anyone is welcome to take what they can use.

The board will meet Oct. 8 and at that time will decide on the closing date for the pool, depending on weather and attendance at the pool. The board had to replace the battery for the pool cleaner as it died this week.

The small fountain appeared to be broken this week, but it appears that someone shut it off. Please don’t turn off the fountains. The board may have to look at locking the electrical boxes.

POA dues are due this month.

Someone on Facebook was talking about getting to know your neighbors and the need for a block party.

We had a block party in August and will have a Christmas block party on Dec. 7. Details to follow.

I have gotten to know my neighbors and they know that I’m available if they need help.

If someone wants to organize another get-together, get a plan together and present it to the board. We have only a limited number of residents that organize all the activities and need some new blood.

Volunteers of Beautify Carolina Forest will pick up litter this weekend. Meet at the recreation center parking lot at 8 a.m. if you wish to help. Thank you to Covington Lake residents John Lopez and John Wills along with my husband Norm for picking an area every month.

The library is offering a class in pine needle weaving on Oct. 25. The first time it was offered, it was filled in no time.

This time, will be open to new patrons only so others can learn about this craft. Sign up is required.

The second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Horry County Animal Care Center offers dogs and cats for adoption at the library with a reduction in adoption fees, if you are thinking of adding a pet to your household.

This Saturday is the Family Fun Day at the library from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. It’s $5 per child for inflatable games, petting zoo, climbing wall and other games with prizes for all children.

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

If you wish to volunteer, just show up and we will find a place for you to work.

If you are looking for the attraction book, they are on sale at the library. They are good until December 2020 and cost $20. Great gift for neighbors for Christmas, especially ones new to the area so they can try out the many restaurants and attractions.

The work on Carolina Forest Boulevard seems to be moving along with good progress. There is signage that says a new strip mall and possible gas station is going in near Summerlyn.

Changes are coming. The Civic Association meeting will feature people from the Open Space and Parks board on Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.

You can learn some of the things that are planned for Carolina Forest in the future.

Look forward to hearing the news and events in the neighborhood.

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