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Market Common Residents – Jeff Farrow and Ron Frost by Melissa LaScaleia Introduce me to your family. Ron Frost is my partner, we are married, and Nini is our 5-year-old Maltese. I’m actually a distant rela- tion to Lieutenant William Glover Farrow (for whom Farrow Pkwy is named). Why did you move to Market Common? …

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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 it’s like to be a dashing downtown doggie, …

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Surfside Beach Reminders & Tips by the Town of Surfside Beach Surfside Beach is proud of our beach area. It’s the center and heart of the town, and we’re happy to share it with our visitors. Surfside Beach is the only area in Horry County that allows beach shading devices other than umbrellas. You can …

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by Melissa LaScaleia This month’s history section takes us back to the history of the Market Common once more as we explore the life and story of Hoyt LeGrand Hendrick. Hoyt was born in Conway, South Carolina on January 24, 1924.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received both the …

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Taste the South Tabbouleh On the hunt for the perfect vegetarian picnic food, Megan is exploring international cuisine and unearthing some gems for our recipe corner.  This month your tastebuds will water with her Tabbouleh, a salad birthed from the mountains of Lebanon and Syria and bursting with flavor and health.  It stretches its origins …

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A Glimpse at The Beef You Can Find There by Melissa LaScaleia It’s May once more.  As we welcome the return of spring, we also welcome back the Deville Street farmers market (recently expanded to include a portion of Howard Avenue), as well as the farmers and artisans who, with their skills and dedication to …

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Giving Full Customer Satisfaction One Customer at a Time by Melissa LaScaleia Chris Quade grew up in Indiana, and when he was 19 years old, he decided to join the Navy and travel the world.  He met his wife in Philadelphia when he was stationed there.  After his military term expired, he used his GI …

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Save Money, Be Comfortable, Live Happier by Melissa LaScaleia  Jeff Thompson started Carolina Energy Conservation with his friend, Fred Baker, out of his garage in Surfside Beach nine years ago.  “I’ve always had a passion for energy conservation,” he says, speaking of his start in the industry. As the oldest of five children, Jeff remembered …

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Serving Campers and The Community For Over 30 Years by Melissa LaScaleia In the late 80s, the owners of Ocean Lakes Family Campground started a small golf car business within the campground so people could traverse the 310 acre property as well as one mile of beach front property with greater ease. Greg Bender is …

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Your One-Stop Shop For All Your Home Needs by Melissa LaScaleia Eric Richards was born and raised on a dairy farm in the South. “In the country and on the farm, you have to rely on yourself to get things done,” he tells the Insider in an interview.  “I learned a lot from growing up …

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