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Get More With an Insurance Broker Who’s There For You by Melissa LaScaleia The lineage of Moore and Associates dates back to the late 70’s when Melvin Truett began working in the insurance industry.  He took a job with Nationwide in Florence, South Carolina.  In 1985, he moved to the beach to open his own …

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Your Eyes and Ears When You’re Not Here by Melissa LaScaleia Coastal Carolina Home Watch performs monitoring services for home owners who maintain a home at the Beach but do not live here year-round.  Jack Luber started the company in 2005, when he and his wife moved to Murrells Inlet. “My wife and I purchased …

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This Locally Owned Used Car Dealership Makes Things Right by Melissa LaScaleia Bill Garofalo is somewhat of a local boy, having spent the majority of his life liv­ing in Myrtle Beach where he attend­ed both Socastee High School and Coastal Carolina University.  He had always loved cars, and he was eager to begin his career …

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A Message from Jim Parker

This December, we’re introducing the inclusion of two new sections to our publication— Carolina For­est and the Market Common.  These are community pages that are spon­sored by the Coastal Insider that will follow the same format— a place for these communities to share news and stories about their general area, as well as a listing of events.

In the months that lie ahead, we’ll be­gin to include more communities, and of course the Surfside Section will stay.  By offering this, we hope to begin connecting the separate communities of the Grand Strand into the Coastal Insider, and include more information about this area as a whole, as well as providing a greater understanding about the unique features of each place.  When you have a community of 100,000 people, branching out in this way gives us a chance to commu­nicate to the population at large, and foster a sense of greater cohesion.  We’re really excited to see how it un­folds and impacts our community.

Speaking of expansion, we want to draw your attention to this month’s front page article about Crepe Creations Cafe.  I’ve known Larry, the owner, for years.  And I’m excited about the new addition to his restaurant as well as the expanded menu offerings that include authentic French food— most notably the steaks.

Steaks have been missing on Market Common menus over the years— and Larry is serving Filet Mignon, NY Strip, and Ribeye.  I’m a steak con­noisseur, and I’m really looking forward to this!  He’s also using only freshly squeezed juices in all mixed drinks— something that nobody else out here has done.

Larry and his wife Emma have created a homegrown restaurant venture, born right here in Market Common.  I’m a big proponent of supporting local busi­ness, but I certainly think we should support the grassroots area business­es.  That type of business has a deep­er level of investment in their commu­nity because it’s creation is built from the local culture.  Larry has listened to what the community wants, and builds his business from what he hears, and we celebrate that.  We hope you’ll join us in that celebration

As always, we invite your feedback about our paper, and the content that you want to read.

Jim Parker, Co-owner, Coastal Insider & President, Real Living Home Realty Group

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Living the Good Life in Downtown Market Common Charlie’s Corner is the domain of Charlie, the furry four-legged lady’s man of Market Common.  Each month, he’ll share information to help all new, visiting, and existing doggie community members get the most out of life alongside their human companions.  Here, we’ll feature his reflections on what …

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Introduce me to your family. It’s me and my wife Lee Ann.  I’m a pharmacist, and have been for 34 years.  My wife is a pharmacist also, and we have two sons.  We met in pharmacy school.  We’ve been married 33 years now. Where are all the places you came from? Where do you live …

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by Melissa LaScaleia The Air Force Cross is a military honor given to a member of the United States Air Force.  It is the second highest honor that could ever be bestowed on a soldier.  This decoration is concomitant to military honors from other branches of the United States military: the Distinguished Service Cross, the …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South Everyone needs their favorite holiday cookie recipe and this one just may oust yours.  The combination of chocolate, nuts, coconut and delicate flaky butter cookie is heavenly, and the nuts can be omitted for those with allergies.  This cookie recipe has several steps but is not difficult to make.  …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South Oven 325° 40 min – 1 hr This month’s recipe comes from Melissa’s kitchen—and is something she makes every Fall season.  It’s a perfect companion at a fall harvest table, especially Thanksgiving.  The flavors of dates and coffee compliment and offset each other— sweet and bitter— so the bread …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South This soup combines the best of what the Fall culinary season has to offer— apple and root vegetables, and a smattering of herbs still standing proudly in the garden.  Smooth and creamy, the gentle flavors pair well with almost anything.  Try it for breakfast, with a salad or a …

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