Beach Landscaping: April 2019

The 14th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival: April 2019

Coastal Carolina Home Watch: April 2019

Coastal Green Wellness: April 2019

1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival: April 2019

The Brass Tap: April 2019

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South Carolina’s Only Casino Boat is in Little River by Melissa LaScaleia The Big “M” Casino first arrived in South Carolina in 2008.  They have two luxury yachts that sail daily from Little River’s harbor.  Aboard the boat, patrons enjoy dining, beautiful views, entertainment, camaraderie, and of course, gambling.  Land-based casinos are illegal in South …

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Creating Beautiful Smiles by Melissa LaScaleia “I grew up in Fayetteville, NC,” says Dr. Daniel W. Miller, Jr., in an interview with the Insider. “My grandfather was a dentist, and growing up, I used to spend a lot of time with him during the summer months; so began my love affair with dentistry.”  Dr. Miller …

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​Through ART, We Inspire People to Have FUN and Create Lasting MEMORIES by Melissa LaScaleia Mike Heatherman and his wife, Chris, were living in Ohio.  After their two daughters were grown and in college, they were looking for a way to move to a warmer climate.     “In 2016, our daughters were home from …

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A Message from Jim Parker

Spring has returned to Myrtle Beach again, and along with warmer weather, we’re also welcoming the advent of festival season. 

The festivals that Myrtle Beach has to offer continue to help build the culture of our county by exposing people to a variety of diverse experiences.  This month, the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival will be held from Tuesday, April 23 – Saturday, April 27.  Founder and local film producer Jerry Dalton has done a fantastic job hosting this event for the past fourteen years— and it’s an event that consistently draws large crowds from as far away as Russia and Europe.  This year, Melissa Gilbert, author of Little House on the Prairie, is going to be a red carpet special guest along with Timothy Busfield, who has over 650 professional credits. He acted in Revenge of the Nerds, Field of Dreams, and Thirty Something.  Be sure to read more about it on page 18. 

Another longtime favorite, The Dragon Boast Festival, supports the Christian non-profit group, Ground Zero Ministries.  The event provides people from the community the chance to gather together as a team and learn how to operate and race a large boat.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to come together and share in something fun and different— it builds community, and is something everyone looks forward to every April.  This year, it will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 9am-4pm. 

Then there is the 1000 Lights Lantern Festival.  The lantern festival is a popular celebration of beauty and the good things in life, and we’re excited to have to it be at Grand Park in the Market Common this year.  We share more about this festival on this month’s front page, so make sure you don’t miss it, or any of these wonderful gatherings, either. We include more information about all of the festival offerings happening this month in the community section Happy spring!


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Charlie’s Corner

“Winnie still loves me!  Either the powers that be who control the luck o’ the Irish are smiling favorably upon me or I really am the dashing, debonair doggie that I always thought I was.  Whatever it is, it’s working, and we are having so much fun together.  I’m so happy it’s spring and officially …

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Introduce me to your family.  It’s just my wife and myself and our 12 year old cat PurrCede.  We call her Cede which Rosemarie got the name from a Mercedes she once drove.  Both of us are from Pennsylvania.  Where are all the places you came from?  Where do you live now? I am a …

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Market Common History

William H. Rutherford was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and joined the United States Air Force where he was a Command fighter pilot for more than thirty years.  He also served in the District of Columbia’s National Guard forces as part of his military career.  During his tenure in the military, William was stationed at the …

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These are an ooey, gooey, sticky-finger treat that you won’t want to miss.  The ingredients are simple, but together make for a satisfying, mouth-watering dessert.  This is a perfect recipe to cook up with any little ones in your family, as it’s easy, fun, and takes vitually minutes to prepare.  Plus you mix the ingredients …


Nothing says Spring like a harvest of fresh rhubarb.  And nothing creates such a homey welcome as the aroma of a freshly baked strawberry-rhubarb cobbler.  Cobbler is an unpretentious, down-to-earth kind of dessert— very forgiving in it’s construction, as it’s  virtually impossible to mess up.  It’s great for the first time home baker, or to …

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Chocolate Scones

Did you know that chocolate releases feel good hormones in your brain?  It impacts your physiognomy similarly to how you feel when you’re in love, enjoying an activity, or delighted by an experience.  No wonder why chocolate is our cultural go-to delight for Valentine’s Day— the day we celebrate love and life.  This month, take …

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