The Nutcracker

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To me, nothing says “Christmas” quite like The Nutcracker.  Maybe it’s all my visions of sugar-plum fairies dancing in my head.   This year, The Coastal Youth Ballet Theater presented its 8th annual production… Continue reading

Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade

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Tailgating at this parade is a must. Trucks and cars line the street with their truck beds holding coolers and folding chairs and blankets line up next to the painted white line on the road. … Continue reading

Lighting of the Landing, Barefoot Landing

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Fireworks, a carousel, two singers, a donkey, mascot-reindeer, funhouse mirrors, and Santa…what more do you need to start the holiday season? Kelly, my husband, my six-year-old daughter, Hannah, and I arrived about 20 minutes early to the Lighting… Continue reading

Turkey Trot

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  I would like to preface this post by stating that I am not a runner.  I’ve never been athletically inclined, and running has never once been appealing to me.  That being said,… Continue reading

Conway Snowball Drop

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One – Two – Three!  POOF!   Approximately 1500 white ping pong balls were shot out of air cannons mounted on the back of two pick-up trucks, creating “snow-showers” on Laurel St. between 3rd and 4th… Continue reading

The Ghost of Alice Flagg

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The story and legend of the ghost of Alice Flagg is one of the most popular in the Grand Strand area of South Carolina.  Finding her gravesite seemed appropriate at the end of October and in the… Continue reading

Rivertown Dine-Around

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Conway Downtown Alive coordinated a culinary tour of nine restaurants in the downtown area of Conway, SC.  Each restaurant featured 2-3 menu items for $2-$4 each between the hours of 11am – 3pm this… Continue reading

Sweeney Todd in Concert

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For those of you who have never attended a Coastal Carolina University production, boy are you missing out!  Coastal offers Bachelor’s degrees in music and theater, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in… Continue reading

Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival

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Karen and I are what you might call “festival people”.  If there is a festival nearby, I will most likely be there.  And I’m so happy to have Karen to share these experiences… Continue reading

Surf’s Up, Dude

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I have always wanted to learn to surf.  And thanks to Robbie and Keaton, Kelly and I rode some waves…kind of. Keaton Billings, owner of Palmetto Surf School, and his friend, Robbie, met us… Continue reading