The Coastal Insider March and April Edition

Coastal Insider March & April Edition 2023

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This month’s edition is as exciting as ever! Exclusive articles include: 

    • 15th Annual Dragon Boat Festival
    • Carolina Home Watch
    • Meet Your Neighbor – William Oscar
    • Jack Thompson and the good ol’ days
    • Alsuna’s Health Solutions
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Give Your Home a Glow-Up with These Myrtle Beach Services
Two children hold hands in front of the sign for the Alabama Theater in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
5 Reasons the Alabama Theatre Should Be on Your Bucket List This Summer
9 International Dining Destinations in Myrtle Beach That Should Be on Your Radar
9 International Dining Destinations in Myrtle Beach That Should Be on Your Radar
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9 Restaurants in Myrtle Beach for the Health-Conscious Foodie
a dish of different types of seafood like crab, sausages, corn, potatoes
Your Action-Packed Itinerary for a Sunny Day in Myrtle Beach
Where to Watch Fireworks in Myrtle Beach on the 4th of July
Where to Watch Fireworks in Myrtle Beach on the 4th of July
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Despite being a warm-weather enthusiast, February has always been one of my most favorite months. I love the stillness of deep winter and nature’s unapologetic absence of any floral frippery. In a world which often demands we always be on, it’s nice to know that an off button still exists, unable to be tampered with. I delight in this nature-imposed time-out as it reminds me to take one too, so I can also rest and recharge. I’m grateful for the mild winter weather in our subtropical zone, and the welcome sound of the waves, however chilly they may currently be.

And then of course, there’s Valentine’s Day— a holiday I’ve always enjoyed. Pink and red are two of my most favorite colors, and the profusion of their brightness and vitality against the backdrop of winter’s grays couldn’t come at a more fitting time. But aside from the cheery visuals, (and the hedonistic headiness resulting from the profusion of extra cookies, chocolate and flowers) Valentine’s Day has a special place in my heart precisely because it’s the one day that we celebrate matters of the heart.

We all have our own personal definitions and experiences of love. But at the core of love’s variegation resides the common theme of relating and the happiness that arises from that connection. Whatever it is we feel affinity for— be it a person, an animal, or a place— when we relate, we connect and feel a sense of happiness because we have the experience of not being alone.

Here at the Insider, we always knew that building, supporting, and connecting with our community was important— we’re happiness junkies! And it shows in every page of our publication.

This month, we celebrate our love for Myrtle Beach with two articles that celebrate the good old days. In researching content for the article, I came across some great resources. I would like to thank local resident and renowned photographer, Jack Thompson (also featured within), for sharing his genius with us and allowing us to showcase his copyrighted classic photos of Myrtle Beach’s golden years from his personal collection. I’d also like to credit PBS; they ran an uplifting and nostalgic piece about Myrtle Beach last year that filled in some historical gaps.

As we settle firmly into 2023, here’s to the love that we all embody, and all the love that we are capable of. Cheers!

– Melissa LaScaleia

Senior Staff Writer / Editor

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Coastal Insider is your trusted source for local insights and stories, connecting you with the heart and soul of the coastal community. We specialize in bringing you the latest news, events, and features from the coastline, offering a unique perspective on the vibrant life and culture of our beautiful area. Our dedicated team is passionate about exploring every corner of the coast to deliver engaging content that informs, entertains, and inspires our readers to explore, enjoy, and cherish their coastal experience.