Ann Bokelman and Karen Dombrowski of the Old Bridge Preservation Society
Ann Bokelman and Karen Dombrowski of the Old Bridge Preservation Society



Horry County Literacy Council at temporary location

Horry County Literacy Council is actively seeking students to participate in its reading program. The council offers free and confidential services and students work at their own pace with a one-on-one tutor.

Its mission is to improve the lives of youth, adults, and families by teaching them basic literacy and life skills for economic and social success.

HCLC will move into its new location at 923 N. Kings Highway in July. Currently it is located in its Carolina Forest location and are accepting applications for both tutors and students. Their phone number is 843-591-2535 and the email address is


Veterans Cafe and Grille hosted Quilts of Valor

On May 13, the Veterans Cafe and Grille in Myrtle Beach hosted the Quilts of Valor Foundation where seven veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam wars received a quilt from this foundation.

Joan and Jim Wobbleton presented Lou and Rhonda Mascherino, owners of the Veterans Cafe and Grille, with a framed quilt of the American flag in appreciation of everything they have done to support the Quilts of Valor Foundation.

The Veterans Cafe and Grille recently had a fundraiser for Quilts of Valor and, along with the local community, they raised $6,000. The donations will stay local to help defray the cost of materials, etc. Donations are still accepted through the Veterans Cafe and Grille or


MBES hosts square dancing night

Myrtle Beach Elementary School’s faculty and staff invited their students and families to school for an evening of fun, music, and dance on Thursday, April 21.

The MBE family includes children from 17 nations. Their students speak English and 15 home languages. The event celebrated their children and families with musicians, dancers, artists, and athletes from USA – Square Dance; Uzbekistan — Dance; Puerto Rico – Trumpet; Mexico – Music and Dance; China – Language; and France, Spain, Guatemala and USA – CCU Soccer. All of these volunteers donated their time and talents for the children.

Participants also enjoyed multicultural snacks from area businesses. Visitors received free tickets to eat, listen, play, and dance with each group.



Fourth annual Strawberry and Wine Fest celebrated

The Old Bridge Preservation Society hosted the fourth annual Strawberry and Wine Festival on April 24.

Barbecue and other festival foods were available.


Student of the Month honored by Optimist Club

Odalis Carpio was honored by the North Myrtle Beach Optimist Club as April’s Student of the Month.

Odalis is the daughter of Ricardo Caprio and Victoria Patterson.

She is in the eighth grade at North Myrtle Beach Middle School and is a member of Junior Beta.

Away from school, Odalis is involved with her church, Lady Star of the Sea, North Myrtle Beach. She volunteers to tutor English as a second Language to other students during recess and other free time she has available. She will help them learn English by reading to them, helping with homework, and explaining classwork. At home, she helps with recycling, babysitting, and completing chores. With her actions, she is able to be a positive role model for other students and her family.