Recycling center stops accepting bulk storm debris
The Pawleys Island Recycling Center is no longer accepting bulk storm debris.
The center, on Grate Avenue, opened a special site on Sept. 12 to collect and process large quantities of debris from Hurricane Irma. Large quantities normally have to be taken to the landfill on Highway 51 in Georgetown, but after significant storm events, the county usually opens the Pawleys Island site to accept bulk deposits in an effort to make it easier for residents to get rid of debris.
Any deposits of bulk vegetative debris now has to be taken to the landfill.
Pawleys Island Concert Band Receives Grant From S.c. Arts Commission
The Pawleys Island Concert Band has been awarded a grant by the South Carolina Arts Commission for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The amount of the grant is either $895 or $788 depending on whether the 2018 state budget vetoes are overridden. The support will allow the organization to upgrade its music library and instrumentation. The mission of the band is to bring together area musicians for their development and enjoyment with the goal of presenting quality instrumental performances for the enrichment of the community.
The band helps preserve the historical tradition of town bands in our country and enhances local community events.
“The S.C. Arts Commission grant will enable the Arts Council to offer a community band experience to area residents,” said Pawleys Island Band Conductor Carson Turner. “This funding helps us to present quality musical performances to the community in a series of free concerts.”
Band members, individuals, and organizations will be helping the Pawleys Island Concert Band meet its obligation of matching the Arts Commission grant.
Local residents can see how the Arts Commission grant and local funds are benefiting the Pawleys Island Concert Band by attending any of the following concerts. The band will perform at the Veterans Day commemoration on November 11 at the V.F.W. in Murrells Inlet at 11 a.m.
Our annual Christmas Concerts will be presented at (1) the Lakes at Litchfield Retirement Community at 1 p.m. on December 16; and (2) at Pawleys Island Community Church at 7 p.m. on December 19.
The band rehearses each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Murrells Inlet Presbyterian Church.
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Horry County Farm Bureau Women “Shake, Rattle and Roll” at State Conference
Horry County resident Megan Floyd was among nearly 80 women from 22 counties across the state who gathered in Greenville September 25-26 for the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s (SCFB) annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The group of women took in upstate South Carolina as they learned how agriculture embraces the “Shake, Rattle and Roll” of the industry. They participated in workshops that showcased local agriculture, offered personal development, and provided tools to promote agriculture in their counties.
The program opened with Sherry Saylor, chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, who inspired the attendees to be enthusiastic and proud advocates for agriculture. Danny Howard, assistant director of Extension Mentoring and Field Operations for Clemson University, talked about the unique farming operations and beauty of the upstate area. Elizabeth Reid Garrison Rasor and Catherine Anne Garrison Davis spoke to attendees about Denver Downs Farm, a leader in South Carolina agritourism and an upstate gem. Stephanie Sox, SCFB Promotion and Education Division director, gave attendees the tools and confidence to “Cultivate Conversations” when talking to consumers about agriculture. Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda, apiculture specialist for Clemson University Extension, informed attendees “What the Buzz is all About” with her talk about the process of beekeeping and bee biology.
The Monday evening banquet entertainment featured the shake, rattle and roll of award-winning Elvis tribute artist, Austin Irby. The conference concluded with a tour of the area, including the Roper Mountain Science Center and Lindsey Plantation.
“We are fortunate to have such dedicated women in Farm Bureau,” SCFB President Harry Ott said. “Without their enthusiasm and commitment, SCFB would not have the far-reaching influence it has. So far this year, these women have put in more than 3,500 hours of purpose activities around the state. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments.”
Farm Bureau Women at county, state, and national levels coordinate agricultural education and promotional activities. Their work includes supporting important family and agricultural legislation, youth programs, educational activities, leadership development and commodity promotions.
“SCFB women work hard to educate both students and consumers about South Carolina’s top industry – agribusiness,” said Ag Literacy and Women’s Program director, Vonne Knight. “Their knowledge of and interest in family farms contributes so much to the organization, as they work for the future success of agriculture in our state.”
The SC Farm Bureau Federation is a non-profit membership organization formed to promote and preserve the work of family farmers and rural lifestyles across the state. In exchange for their annual dues and financial support of education, promotion and lobbying efforts on behalf of agriculture and family farmers, Farm Bureau members are entitled to discounts and access to a number of quality products.
The organization serves more than 100,000 member families in 47 chapters and has been around since 1944. Persons interested in supporting agricultural education are encouraged to contact their county Farm Bureau office or the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation at www.scfb.org for additional information.
CentraArchy Restaurants approach $100,000 goal for breast cancer research and care
For a seventh straight year, CentraArchy Restaurants continues its commitment to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its own “Pink Kiss for the Cure” campaign. Each year, all 19 CentraArchy restaurants offer a limited edition Pink Kiss martini with 50 percent of the sales going directly to a breast cancer research and care organization. This year’s campaign contributions will go to the Susan G. Komen organization—specifically to fund breast cancer research and mammogram costs for the underserved locally.
“When we began Pink Kiss for the Cure seven years ago, the $100,000 goal set for ourselves seemed far away,” said CentraArchy president and CEO Greg Greenbaum. “As we pass this milestone, we hope our guests will once again join our associates this month in finding ways to raise community awareness and funding to fight a disease that continues to affect so many of our loved ones.”
To participate, guests simply order the “Pink Kiss” at any CentraArchy Restaurant (New York Prime, California Dreaming, The Tavern at Phipps, Chophouse New Orleans, Carolina Roadhouse, Joey D’s Oak Room, Chophouse ’47, Gulfstream Café or Burro Loco). Proceeds this year will help Susan G. Komen in its work to fund research, education and preventative care. Complimentary pink golf tees will also be offered at New York Prime and Chophouse ‘47 during the campaign. Guests are encouraged to share their photo-worthy images on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PinkKiss.
Loris Fire Department to host open house during Fire Prevention Week
Loris Fire will celebrate Fire Prevention Week with an open house from 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 10 at the station, 3909 Walnut Street, Loris.
This year’s topic is “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out!”
The open house will feature fire prevention education, fire station tour, static displays, fire education materials, fire safety video, and LPD safety information. The public is invited to attend.