Mr. Store It Self-Storage: Close By Storage with a Family Feel, That’s Almost as Good as Home: June 2020

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Charlie’s Corner: June 2020

History: Chaplain Major General Charles Baldwin: June 2020

Ocean Lakes Golf Cars: Serving Ocean Lakes and the Entire Grand Strand Community: June 2020

Uncommon Chocolatier: Market Common’s Neighborhood Candy Store Is a Sweet Spot to Stop: June 2020

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With AIM | Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, owner and acupuncturist, Dr. Tonya Weber, DAc, LAc brings her world-renowned skill in treating difficult to manage chronic conditions, like fibromyalgia, neuropathy, sciatica, and lyme disease to the Grand Strand. Tonya was introduced to acupuncture as a patient. She used to suffer from cluster migraine headaches, so named …

ER Home LLC is an innovative interior design company owned and operated by Eric Richards. The Insider caught up with Connie and Jim Allcorn, recent clients of ER Home, to get a firsthand perspective on what it’s like to be on the receiving end of his talents and skills. The couple relocated to Myrtle Beach …

The American Red Cross provides life-saving blood to hospitals around the country every day of the year. But the ongoing presence of COVID-19 across the globe means that the typical places where the Red Cross holds blood drives— like schools, colleges, and offices— have been temporarily closed, canceling a majority of all blood drives. The …



A Message from Our Team

“I’ve noticed that during times of great challenge, people often respond with great acts of beauty and kindness. And during these present times, it continues to inspire me and make me feel proud that the people in this community are graced with an abundance of goodwill that they continue to extend to others.

Many are using the tools that they have in the arenas in which they are skilled to help their community. Take a look at our introductory article in the Carolina Forest section which highlights the many ways that people and groups are coming together, without being together in person.

This edition, we’ve highlighted some businesses that are finding new ways to interact with clients. Whether it’s shifting to communicate via Zoom or by phone, like BB& T (p.22), or by providing cleaning crews and hand sanitizer, like CertaPro Painters (p.14), people are thoughtfully finding ways to continue doing what they do, and what is so needed now: offer their own unique products and services.

Business transactions have evolved into a partnership in protecting everyone’s health. We’re evolving into a new type of community— one that’s united to keep everyone afloat— both financially as well as physically. 

As part of that effort, we want to remind you that your patronage of local businesses is vital to the success of our community. We hope you can support as many as you are able. If you were intending on an addition to your house, a paint job, or that new roof, now is a great time to do it. Just as important is to keep yourself well, physically, as well as mentally. Disconnect from your day and get outside to soak up some natural Vitamin D. Basking in what nature gives— fresh air, fresh fruit, fresh grass—reconnects us with the joy of being alive.

Remember the simple things in life that are the source of your joy— your love for yourself, friends, family, furry family, and connections to people. These are the blessings we have on a daily basis. Remember to count them.


– Megan Parker, Creative Director


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Charlie’s Corner

This month, Charlie goes on a field trip, and takes us all along for the ride in an of-the-moment account. Yaaaawwwwnnnnn. What a lovely morning. I feel so peaceful and self-indulgent today (more so than usual even), that I think I’ll call into the office and take a personal day and just loll about in …

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Introduce me to your family. It’s myself and my husband Derin; he works for Tidelands Health as the operations manager for their oncology department. We have a three-year-old son, Porter; a nine-month-old daughter, Salem; and an English Bulldog, Rhett. Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live now? I grew up …

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Market Common History

John William Rosa Jr. was born in Springfield, Illinois on September 28, 1951. He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and earned a football scholarship to attend The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston. He played as starting quarterback beginning his sophomore year in college, and was also a member of ROTC. He …

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Pomegranates have been revered by numerous countries and cultures throughout the centuries, from Armenia and Azerbaijan, to the tables of modern day London, where the bulky fruit became all the rage after the publication of the cookbook Ottolenghi in 2018, and the little seeds bedecked dishes from eggplant to ice cream across the city.  In …

There are many sundries characteristic of the holiday season, but none so quintessentially homey as the sight and smell of gingerbread.  Gingerbread traces its origins to ancient Greece and was immensely popular by the Middle Ages.  Over time, as is wont to happen, creativity took hold, and gingerbread were fashioned into all manner of shapes …

Our September recipe celebrates the abundance of what’s in your garden and at the market this month.  When you tire of popping cherries in your mouth, but still want to savor the rich, sun-ripened fruits, head to the kitchen and brave the heat of the stove with this scone recipe.  Slicing and de-pitting the cherries …

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