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Pete BROOKS getting those North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce events out to the public… Christine ZOIS and Larry FISCHER opening Head Butt Hotel in North Myrtle Beach dedicated to providing care and choosing to “Protect the Pets”… Cathy ALTMAN and Margie DOWLING enjoying a delightful Valentine’s Day lunch… Eileen FOX sharing her stories by reading to the wonderful ECOTOTS sponsored by Yaupon Garden Club… Cathy HONEYCUTT such a very dear friend to many… Dick BLACKBURN finally back at home recuperating from a fall he had around Christmas breaking five ribs… Judy CORLEY keeping in touch with beach friends from …

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Have You Ever Wondered Why Women Love To Shop

First things first. This is true for every person who walks the earth. I know many men and women who would attest to the fact that owning new things makes them happy. Retail therapy is not a textbook theory. It is actually true. When you are depressed or feeling a little down and out, buying something new can work wonders for your soul. It may not last a long time but the effect is pretty magical. One of my friends describes the mood-elevating effect that shopping can have in the best possible terms, “It’s almost as good as having a …

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Helping save Ingram Dunes

The North Myrtle Beach Historical Preservation Society enjoyed a fun day at the 6th Annual Surfrider Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest. The North Myrtle Beach Historical Preservation Society attended and gave away nesting houses, bird feeders and seed bombs for donations. The efforts were to continue to support the saving of Ingram Dunes. The preservation of this historic piece of land is the first major project for the group. If you are interested in becoming a member of the NMBHPS or obtaining an Eastern Bluebird/Carolina Chickadee nest box contact Susan Platt at 843-457-0945 or Brittany Callahan at 843-732-8031.

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The NMB Tree City Board presents February Award

The North Myrtle Beach Tree City Board has selected an oak tree located at Trinity United Methodist Church, at 706 14th Avenue South as its Tree of the Month for February. Those familiar with the tree’s history say it was planted in 1976 in memory of Jim Taibi, who passed away on June 2, 1976. Pastor Reverend William Williams, now a Methodist Bishop, presided over the ceremony and North Myrtle Beach gardener Jane McDaniel supervised the planting. A hurricane severely damaged one of the tree’s large limbs and a portion of its trunk. Instead of taking the tree down, the …

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Date set for Purses with Purpose charity benefit

GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club will once again host an evening to benefit local charities on Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at the Marina Inn Grande Dunes. The club is happy to announce that Martin Heat and Air is returning as this year’s title sponsor. Martin Heat and Air services and installs heating and air conditioning systems throughout Horry County. Event chairperson Jeri McCumbee tells us, “This is our seventh year and time flies when you’re doing Purses! This is real girl power working in conjunction with community support. It’s a very entertaining evening with handsome male models …

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Legislative Update

Education reform was big topic Overview:Education reform was once again in the forefront this week. As always, I am grateful and pleased with all of the comments I have received from our community on fixing this issue. We are working hard on both sides of the aisle to make this comprehensive reform bill the best it can be for our students and teachers. Education Reform Meeting:Over 1,000 teachers, students and other members of the public had the opportunity to give their input on H. 3759 during the K-12 subcommittee meeting on Tuesday night. The subcommittee, and many other Representatives not …

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Healthy Eating For The Whole Family

Article by Tricia Cunningham Healthy Eating For The Whole Family: Essential For Your Children’s Well-being. Teach your kids to eat healthfully and they will learn healthy eating habits that will reward them with a lifetime of good health. All kids can be taught to be healthy eaters. The best time to start is when they are infants. But even older children, with the proper encouragement and motivation, can learn to eat healthfully and enjoy healthy food. General Guidelines To Help Get Your Kids Eating Healthfully• Get the whole family involved.• Choose only fresh whole foods: fresh fruits and vegetables, a little whole grains and healthy proteins.• Sit down with your child …

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Winners named in NMB Chief Idol Competition

The North Myrtle Beach High School Chief Idol Competition was a success and winners have been announced. Both the high school and middle school divisions had fierce competitiors. The winners in the high school division were: 1st place – Haley Manusco (sophomore); 2nd place – Darius Banks (senior); 3rd place – Bella Griste (freshman); and People’s Choice – Shaq Buck (sophomore). In the middle school division the winners were: 1st place – Da’Biez Kelly (8th grade); 2nd place – Hannah Bienkowski (8th grade); 3rd place – Sierra Bauguess (6th grade); and People’s Choice – Viv Diaz (7th grade). The competition …

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February is National Sweet Potato Month

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite tubers, and what better time to celebrate them than National Sweet Potato Awareness Month. I must admit, though, I didn’t become a real fan until I found out all of the health benefits and the delicious ways to use this colorful tuber. The sweet potato is an excellent source of vitamin A, which supports good vision, the immune system and bone growth. It’s also a good source of vitamin B-6, magnesium and vitamin C. And it’s great for the complexion. High in fiber and low in fat and calories, this root vegetable is …

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Ken Sibal

Ken Sibal, 82, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 14, at home surrounded by his family in Little River. He was born on July 11, 1936, to Emil and Marie Sibal. Ken grew up in the Bronx, N.Y. He graduated from The McBurney School in Manhattan in 1952. After high school he received his BA degree from Lafayette College (Easton, Pa.) and his master’s degree from Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.). Ken began his professional career working for the State of Pennsylvania and retired after 20 plus years working as a lobbyist for New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) …

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