Phil and Lauren Shosre

The board of directors rescheduled monthly meeting was Thursday, June 13.

President Matthew McCormick resigned abruptly June 6 from the board.

Street light committee chairman Bob Sweet announced that they sent letters to 30 attorneys since February. Three confirmed that our contract is valid.

The best option is to unify with many communities as a huge group to solve the Santee Cooper exorbitant rental problem through legislation.

Picnic room upgrade estimates are $100,000. Aging entrance fountains need expensive repairs. Both pools are open.

Nine Plantation Lakes residents attended the Horry County Council public safety committee meeting Tuesday afternoon June 11 at the Government and Justice Center in Conway.

Council members and Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill addressed the problem of stray bullets striking Plantation Lakes homes and properties from high powered rifles frequently fired by reckless shooters in the woods behind our community.

They discussed drafting an ordinance prohibiting reckless discharge of firearms up to 1,500 feet from densely populated metropolitan areas like ours. Council member Dennis DiSabato suggested this be labeled Zone A. Zones B and C would apply to rural communities requiring 300-500 feet. Signs would be needed prohibiting firing within zones.

Residents Andrew Handley, Koty Price and Thomas Scaruzzi detailed extremely dangerous situations their families face without effective county gun safety laws. They all defended the Second Amendment for responsible gun owners to protect home and family.

We hope county attorney Arrigo Carotti, councilman Dennis DiSabato and HCPD Chief Joseph Hill will promptly draft the urgently needed ordinance.

Plantation Lakes’ water aerobics free, fun classes continue all summer Monday – Friday at 8:45 a.m. for Plantation Lakes residents only. Guests must be accompanied by resident hosts. Registration is unnecessary. Bring noodles and water weights.

Plantation Lakes clubhouse is the venue for all committee and club meetings.

Thursday, June 20, the ladies luncheon was at Wild Wing Plantation Clubhouse with spirited hostesses Donna Rosenberry and Virginia Godwin.

Tuesday, June 25, the covenants committee meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 27, the finance committee meets at 7 p.m.

Monday, July 1, the landscape committee meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 11, the Architectural Review Board meets at 9 a.m. because Independence Day was the first Thursday.

Thursday, July 11 from 1-4 p.m., is the Card-creating/scrapbooking Club chaired by Diane Colarik.

Tuesday, July 16, the social committee meets at 7 p.m. Plantation Lakes ladies age 18 and older are encouraged to join and help plan exciting community events. President Leslie at lesliewmorgan@ can answer questions.

Friday, July 26, from 7-9 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ happy hour Evening Under the Stars. Resident Stan Vitale will provide magnificent music by the poolside. Jan Howard and Kathy Haight are hosting the event.

Save the date and begin decluttering for Plantation Lakes’ annual community yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Happy birthday wishes to Tony Anderson and John Lemke.

Happy anniversary wishes to Lorraine and Ron Girardin, Leslie and Forrester Morgan, and Julie and Scott Saylor.

We send Mary Lippman continued get well wishes.

Horry County libraries encourage everyone to enroll in the Summer Quest – A Universe of Stories program now.

Age categories are years 0-5, 6-12, 13-17, 18 and up. After earning enough points, participants will receive a completion certificate.

Every Tuesday this summer from 6-9 p.m., The Market Common provides complimentary carriage rides with pick-up and drop off at Dolce Lusso Salon at 3050 Howard Ave., weather permitting.

Horry County Zoning and Planning Department is designing Middle Ridge Road to run from West Perry Road to Singleton Ridge Road.

It will be a two-lane road with roundabouts. The roundabout at U.S. 501 and Singleton Ridge Road has made it a much safer intersection.

West Perry Road will become Middle Ridge Road from U.S. 501 to CVS continuing in the right turns toward Walmart.

Local drivers continuing straight beyond CVS will still ride on West Perry Road. Construction on Middle Ridge begins in the fall of 2020.

Carolina Forest Boulevard Senior Center needs a final grant to build it.

Tuesday, June 25 from 7-8 p.m. is the weekly Surfside Beach Hula Show through Aug. 13 at Surfside Pier at 11 South Ocean Blvd. in Surfside. A family will demonstrate island dances to everyone. Bring your chairs and blankets.

June 18- 22nd is the first week of 7-9 p.m. Brookgreen Gardens Summer Music Festivals. Festivals continue through Saturday, Aug. 10 in Azalea Concert Field.

There is no additional fee after paying garden admission fee. Bring chairs and blankets.

June 29-30 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. is Art in the Park at Chapin Park at 1400 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach hosted by Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild.

Artists will sell original paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, pottery and woodworking.

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Have a great week.


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