Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2021
1. Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.
2. Interested in being a resident leader for a Myrtle Beach neighborhood? Join the City of Myrtle Beach and Habitat for Humanity to talk about your neighborhood ideas. Please drop in and speak with us! We want to hear from you and work with you. For more information, call 843-999-6244 or 843-999-1453.
- 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 26 – Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street
- 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 27 – Charlie’s Place, 1420 Carver Street
- 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28 – Charlie’s Place, 1420 Carver Street
3. Beginning February 2, Charlie’s Place, 1420 Carver Street, will offer free tours on Tuesdays. From the late 1930s to the early 1960s, Charlie’s Place was a Myrtle Beach nightspot owned by Charlie Fitzgerald and his wife, Sarah. The nightclub was on Carver Street in the Booker T. Washington Neighborhood, next door to their home and a small hotel they operated. Early Motown performers brought their music to Charlie’s Place in the days before integration. It provided a place for African-American artists to perform, including Dizzy Gillespie, Little Richard, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and many others. Due to COVID-19, tour spots are limited. To schedule a free tour, contact Alfreda Funnye at 843-918-1056 or email@example.com.
4. City staff continue to pick up natural Christmas trees at curbside to take them to be recycled. In late February, the trees will be ground by the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, and the resulting landscaping mulch will be available to the public for free. Place trees at the curb, but not in the travel lane, and don’t cover any utility meters or boxes. Also, remember to remove all decorations and tree stands! No wreaths, please. If you don’t want to wait for curbside pickup, you may take your tree to the new drop-off point at the city’s Solid Waste Transfer Station, 3221 Mr. Joe White Avenue. Questions? Call 843-918-2000.
5. Need information about the coronavirus emergency? You’ll find timely updates and general information on our Coronavirus Advisory webpage.
6. The online E-Resources webpage is available on the city’s website. Some city buildings remain closed to the public, but we are working to provide online content for all ages. On the webpage, you’ll find creative and educational options for you and your family to enjoy!
7. 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.
8. We offer this photographic retrospective featuring former Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes as our Photos of the Week. Mayor Rhodes passed away January 17 while battling COVID-19. He was first elected mayor in November 2005 and served three terms (12 years), from January 2006 through December 2017. We searched the archives to find these 21 photos of Mayor Rhodes, presented in memory and honor of his service to the City of Myrtle Beach. The first image you’ll see is a 19-year-old John Rhodes, who came to Myrtle Beach to work as a lifeguard one summer and never left. The City of Myrtle Beach thanks you, John “J.R.” Rhodes.
9. Did you know... That there’s no US 17 Bypass in Myrtle Beach? What nearly everyone calls “the bypass” along the Grand Strand is really just U.S. 17. It does not have the “bypass” designation. Kings Highway through Myrtle Beach is U.S. 17 Business.
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