Carole VanSickler (New)

Have been offline enjoying spring break with family. The wind and rains from the storms on Good Friday were quite amazing to watch from our rear patio. I was glad to see there was minimal damage, downed limbs and only a couple of trees. Water levels rose but quickly abated once the rains stopped. It could have been a lot worse if the tornado warnings had become a reality.

Are you ready for emergency storm preparedness? Check out the Horry County Emergency Management website for ways to protect your home and family at

The Waterford Plantation community yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. If you would like to participate, tie a balloon to your mailbox and put a sign out on your street leading shoppers to your home. Ask your neighbors to join you.

Banners will be placed on Carolina Forest Boulevard and Gardner Lacy Road. Start your spring cleaning now. Your unwanted items could be some else’s treasure.

The Mama Cass semi-annual plant, yard sale and craft boutique will also be on Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 3308 Golden Court in Waterford Plantation. These sales provide the funding for spaying and neutering feral cats in Carolina Forest.

Since last October, more than 70 cats have received help, and 19 cats and kittens have been placed in homes.

There will be many perennial plants to choose from as well as nursery stock donated by Plants Direct. Handcrafted items include jewelry, aprons, cat toys, etc.

Please show your support to the community and remember to always spay/neuter your pet.

The Waterford Plantation board of directors announced the closing of the community pool for maintenance and renovations to upgrade and improve the overall safety and appearance of the pool and deck area.

The pool deck will be resurfaced using pavers and the entire line of pool tile inside will be replaced. These two projects will refresh the 20-plus-year-old pool, giving it a more contemporary, up-to-date look. In addition to the pavers and tile work, the ongoing pool leak will be corrected. The leak repair involves busting through the concrete pool deck. This work needs to be done before the paver and tile work.

It is estimated the repairs and renovations will take several weeks to complete. As always, the work is weather dependent. It is anticipated that the pool will be open by May 1.

Note: The pool deck and cabana area will be closed during the repairs and renovations.

The fitness room will also be closed during some of the renovations. The contractor will try to limit the fitness room closure.

Tennis courts, playground, basketball court and volleyball court will remain open for resident use during the renovations.

Periodic email updates will be sent to be keep all informed of the work progress and closures to the fitness room. There are also discussions about an event to be held in May after the pool reopens. Volunteers are requested for the event. More details to follow when available.

Horry County is finally repairing the sidewalk slabs requested by the previous board of directors over a year ago. A homeowner had raised this concern at an open board of directors meeting, but it has been a long process to get it completed.

Those walking back and forth to school should try to avoid the area until the work is completed, hopefully soon.

Residents and homeowners of Waterford are welcome to send notices of birthdays, anniversaries and other special events to the Week in Waterford column’s email address for inclusion in future columns.

We welcome those new to the neighborhood.

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