Hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. We enjoyed watching the magnificent but illegal fireworks displays that lit up the skies of Plantation Lakes at various places. The heavy rain by day did not hinder the great display.
Spreading joy exchanging holiday cards and gifts with family and friends, decorating homes and businesses makes this time of year wonderful.
Thursday, Nov. 26, Plantation Lakes’ annual turkey trot was chaired by David Turner and Michal Kovac. Famous Toastery owner Tim McGinnis and his daughter provided healthy snacks.
Monday night Nov. 9 was Plantation Lakes’ annual 2020 property owners’ association meeting. The terms of president Joel Busby and treasurer Josh Chastain expired. At this meeting, two directors were elected to serve two-year terms.
Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we honor and thank all Americans who served and sacrificed for our nation in war or peace, alive or deceased.
Sunday, Nov. 1, Daylight Savings Time ended. It will get darker one hour earlier each evening now. Remember to change your smoke detector batteries.
Thursday, Oct. 15, the delicious ladies’ luncheon was held at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille in Barefoot Landing, hosted by vivacious Debbie Bonner.
The social committee is now gladly accepting donated gift baskets creatively themed for Plantation Lakes’ holiday boutique silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Sunday night, Oct. 11 is a westbound traffic lane switch on Carolina Forest Boulevard to enable Southern Asphalt median construction. Eastbound traffic will be unaffected.
A large black bear was seen at 7 p.m. in daylight this week on a Plantation Lakes’ front lawn. Black bears are attracted to bird feeders, pet food, greasy barbecue grills and trash cans with food residue. They damage vehicles and homes to get food. Keep pet food containers indoors, barbecue …
We are glad community writers are asked to return after a six-month furlough due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, past longtime resident Alvin Shuman succumbed to this terrible disease. Beloved Janis Brownfield and Joanna Ellers died from other causes. Our condolences and prayers go to their…
Editor’s note: This will be the last community column for several weeks as the newspaper responds to the impact of COVID-19. The column will return.
There were many raves about the wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner dance. Many thanks to the social committee’s president Leslie Morgan, and dedicated lady volunteers.
Have a happy Mardi Gras celebration on Tuesday night, Feb. 25. It occurs on the final day of carnival season and the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of Lent.
The Myrtle Beach annual Polar Plunge raised over $63,000 for South Carolina Special Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 1. WPDE meteorologist and Plantation Lakes resident Ed Piotrowski reported the event.
Thursday, Jan. 16, the ladies’ luncheon was at Blueberry’s Grill in Barefoot Landing hosted by social committee officers Leslie Morgan, Diane Colarik, Diane Terrill and Joyce Farrell. The 34 ladies enjoyed scrumptious lunches.
We wish everyone a happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20 and happy Chinese New Year on Saturday, Jan. 25. Chinese New Year is also known as their spring festival. This year, 4718, will be the Year of the Cat.
The communications committee sent a community awareness email blast Myrtle Beach holiday schedule for Waste Industries for 2020.
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 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.
Daylight saving time ends Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m. Remember to turn clocks backward one hour and replace smoke detector batteries.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 18, the ladies luncheon was at Brother Shuckers Fish House, 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd., with hostesses Susan Masi, Sheryl Wirtz and Lauren Shore.
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…
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.