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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021
1. Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.
2. Attention, music lovers… Myrtle Beach’s Arts and Innovation District announces “Nights at Nance,” a new concert series that features performances by local and regional bands! The concerts will be held twice monthly on Thursdays, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Nance Plaza in Myrtle Beach’s Arts and Innovation District. Bring family, friends and lawn chairs to celebrate the fall season with live beats and good eats, with two food trucks on-site for concert-goers to enjoy. For more information, contact Downtown Development Director Lauren Clever at 843-918-1055 or email@example.com. Stay tuned for food truck and performer announcements….
- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 7 – Chocolate Chip and Company
- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 21 – Band TBA
- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 4 – Band TBA
- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 18 – Band TBA
3. The Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism Department hosts the annual Customer Appreciation Day, set for 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30. The event takes place at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, 1004 Crabtree Lane, and includes refreshments, free giveaways, contests and more. For more information, call Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium at 843-918-2355.
4. Myrtle Beach, have you been vaccinated? The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is offering a free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30, at Myrtle Beach’s Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, 1004 Crabtree Lane. Here’s your chance to get your vaccination, if you haven’t yet! COVID-19 vaccinations are free. You won't pay deductibles, co-insurance, or co-payments. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment for a DHEC clinic at https://cvas.dhec.sc.gov/health/covidvaccinescheduling or 866-365-8110. Pfizer vaccine is now offered at all locations.
5. Drivers, look for weekday lane closures beginning Monday, October 4, in front of the Anderson Ocean Club, 2600 North Ocean Boulevard. A lane closure between 25th and 27th Avenues North is needed while a contractor repaints the building. The work is expected to take most of October to complete. The lane will be closed between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Fridays, at the Anderson Ocean Club. Drivers should expect to see appropriate signage and flaggers when the lane closure is in effect.
6. Looking ahead, make plans to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5. Ten Neighborhood Watch groups have planned picnics, cookouts or other events, between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. City of Myrtle Beach personnel will also celebrate alongside residents to include Fire, Police and Neighborhood Services Department team members. Below is a list of participating neighborhoods and a schedule for the 2021 event. Questions? Contact Crime Prevention Officer Stephani James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
- Sandygate Village Neighborhood – Behind Main Office, 1011 Osceola Street
- Del Webb Neighborhood – Amenity Center, 6201 Marina Parkway
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
- Booker T. Washington, Harlem and Carrie Mae Neighborhoods – Paint Party at Charlie’s Place, 1420 Carver Street
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
- Cresswind Neighborhood – Behind Cresswind Clubhouse, 2000 Silver Spring Lane (4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Food Pavilion, and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fireplace)
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
- Withers Swash Neighborhood – Withers Swash Park, 314 Withers Drive
- South Beach Neighborhood – Seaside Village Pond and Cul-de-sac, Sarasota Street
- Seagate Village Neighborhood – Corner of Spruce Drive and Swallow Avenue
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Emmens Preserve Neighborhood – Emmens Park and Covered Gazebo Area
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
- Palmetto Greens Neighborhood – Club House, 2904 Midiron Court
- Seaside South Neighborhood – Corner of 16th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive
7. Myrtle Beach’s young people are invited to special meet-and-greet with Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Reese at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 9, at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, 705 33rd Avenue North. Reese is the most-decorated women’s long-jumper of all time! Her appearance is part of the Track & Field Development Series from the city’s Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism Department. The goal is to introduce local youth to the sport of track and field and provide current athletes and out-of-season opportunity. A four-time Olympian from Gulfport, MS, Reese won Gold in 2012 at the London Games and followed up with Silver medals in Rio in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021. She has seven world championship titles (three indoor and four outdoor), one world silver medal and 13 USATF national championships. The event October 9 is for High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and Pole Vault. Ages 7-18 are invited; no experience is necessary. Admission is $10 for the day. If you plan to participate, bring a water bottle, sun screen, athletic apparel, closed-to running shoes (event-specific spikes if you wish), and lots of energy! Participants will be grouped by age and/or experience level, with groups rotating through each event area. The Saturday session begins with a warm-up and stretch and ends with a group talk and cool-down. To pre-register, see https://www.officialmyrtlebeachsports.com/2021youthtfclinicap.html.
8. The Fire Department hosts Public Safety Day, a new event set for 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 9, at Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place, 812 North Ocean Boulevard. This free event brings fire and police departments from across Horry and Georgetown Counties together to demonstrate their capabilities. Everyone’s invited to attend, enjoy activities and enter giveaways. This is an opportunity to meet the brave men and women who serve the community daily! For information, call 843-918-1192.
9. A comprehensive list of activities and city events is available on our Events webpage. This file of city-related festivals, programs and more is updated weekly.
10. Interior construction on the HTC Aspire Hub, a future co-work space on Ninth Avenue North, is coming along nicely, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week. Ninth Avenue North is being transformed with building renovations, all part of the city’s Arts & Innovation District. HTC is providing $250,000 for technology and up-fitting of the co-work space. These photos give a sense of how the shared office space will look when finished. Dozens of local entrepreneurs have applied to operate a business from one of the mini hubs. Other buildings on the street also are receiving façade renovations, in keeping with their historic character. Interest is high for leasing or purchasing those spaces.
11. Did you know... That the City of Myrtle Beach’s Solid Waste Division collected 39,952 tons of solid waste during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021? That’s 79,904,000 pounds in all, or 2,443 pounds per capita. The total includes: 63,677,600 pounds of garbage; 8,554,040 pounds of yard waste; 4,238,080 pounds of commingled recyclables; 3,317,940 pounds of bulky junk; 76,800 pounds of scrap metal; 27,380 pounds of electronic waste (computers, monitors, printers and TVs); and 12,160 pounds of commercial cardboard. That’s a new city record!
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