By now the resurfacing of the parking lot at the amenity center should be completed. The work on the inside of the new activity center should be completed. The only work left on the activity center is to paint the outside. That contract has been awarded.
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the activity committee held its monthly meeting. I welcome the new chairperson, Connie Gryb, who has been a member for many years and has taken over the reins.
Hello, it’s great to be back. My last column was on March 27. I’m going to start this column with some thoughts I had written down on March 29, not knowing if or when I would be writing this column again:
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.
The Farm will hold its annual meeting on March 31 starting at 6:30 at the recreational center on Carolina Forest Boulevard. Even if you plan to attend, we ask you to mail your proxy in so we have a head count to reach our quota for a quorum.
This week is the start of The Farm's Monday Night Golf League. All the slots have been filled. If you are signed up, tee off is at 5 p.m.
Many homeowners received an email from Town Sq and wondered what it was. Waccamaw Management sent it out too early, before owners were informed of the new site. This site is for all properties managed by Waccamaw Management Company.
Many of the new residents may not be aware of the fact that The Farm was the first community in Carolina Forest to become a Firewise community. We were also only the third community in South Carolina to have this distinction.
The largest group of residents showed up for bingo night last Saturday. Sixty-five residents came out and enjoyed the evening and the gifts awarded to the winners.
The activity committee is holding its first happy hour of 2020 on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Doesn't Matter Bar and Grill, 3689 Renee Drive. Come out and meet your neighbors.
The Farm's grounds committee held its first meeting of 2020 on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Chairman Paul Hoppes reported the overall condition of The Farm was good.
Well, the holidays are over and it’s back to the old grind. Susan and I took our annual trek to New Jersey for Christmas. The best part, for me, is returning home.
The activity committee has just come off one of the most successful years to date. They have returned some old favorites as well as introduced some new events for the community.
For the first time, a women’s self-defense class was held in The Farm. The class was conducted by The Farm resident Les Blizzard, a certified black belt in art of Kenpo Karate. He was assisted by resident Dan Lind.
Christina Stanley and her activity committee held a Veterans Day tribute for veterans of The Farm on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the amenity center.
Wow! That’s all I can say about Halloween in The Farm. I took my annual ride around the community to see how many trick or treaters we had. In all the 14 years I have lived here, I have never seen this many trick or treaters.
Once again, The Farm's Fall Festival was a huge success. All the committees worked together to make this a fun event for all the residents of The Farm.
It has been a busy week for the committees in The Farm. It started on Monday with a HOA board meeting, Tuesday with the grounds committee meeting, and it finished off on Wednesday with the activity committee meeting.
The Farm’s Fall Craft Vendor Show had a steady flow of shoppers all day long. Twenty-five of The Farm’s residents showed off their talents with their homemade items.
Forty-five residents of The Farm enjoyed an evening out at Sol y Luna restaurant. The food was good, and mingling with your neighbors makes for an enjoyable evening. Thanks, Debra Shovlin for organizing the evening.
Bingo has become another fun evening for the residents of The Farm. Forty-six residents showed up to try to win some prizes donated by the community.
It has been 15 years since the first shovel hit the dirt to create the community called The Farm. In 2012, DR Horton turned the everyday operation of The Farm over to the homeowners.
All of the workout classes have been a huge hit in the neighborhood. The activity committee has added more, and changed some times. These new classes and times started last Monday, Aug. 12.
One of the things I hate to do is to miss a column. After 10 years, I have only missed about five times. Last week was one of those times.
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.
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 …
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
What is a Neighborhood Watch? It is a crime-prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime, solve problems, and improve the quality of life in your area.
On Saturday, April 13, the Easter bunny made an early appearance in The Farm. The activity committee, led by its new chairwoman Christina Stanley, held an Easter egg hunt for the children of The Farm.
After a very rainy Friday, the weather cleared up just in time for The Farm’s Vendor Craft Show. A good turnout of residents was on hand to browse through the many homemade items by some of our talented residents of The Farm.
The Farm’s annual meeting was held on March 27, with the main issue at hand the election of three board members for the upcoming two years, and one for one year.
You could find some great recipes at The Farm’s first soup contest. Nine residents displayed their soup-making talents on Saturday, March 23.
The spring golf league got off to a good start. No rain on the first night was a change from previous starts. Hope I didn’t jinx them with mentioning rain.