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Catching Up with Chef Joe Bonaparte by Melissa LaScaleia This month, the Insider took a look at what is cooking and in the works for Chef Joe Bonaparte, executive director of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach in the Market Common, and a trailblazer in the arenas of sustainability and food production from farm …

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Doing Things Right, The First Time by Melissa LaScaleia Since its beginnings in 1997, Conway Builders of Myrtle Beach has taken pride in offering quality workmanship.  The family owned and operated company specializes in interior house restoration and remodeling.  They handle everything from framing, drywall and cabinet installation, painting, flooring, trim, and plumbing. Michael Sokolik, …

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Bringing Awareness About Deafness To Our Community by Melissa LaScaleia Michael Sokolik began the non-profit organization, Beach Society For the Deaf, as a way to build greater awareness of the existence of deaf people in the Myrtle Beach community, and to help foster greater inclusion for them. He has a small team of people who …

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A Family Owned Business With Good Old Fashioned Values by Melissa LaScaleia Custom Outdoor Furniture is a family owned business in Garden City; and next year they’ll be celebrating their 40th anniversary in business. In an interview with the Insider, the second-generation co-owner, Gregg Holshouser, shares the story of how they got started. “My dad …

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Keeping Myrtle Beach Clean Goes Commercial by Melissa LaScaleia The existing clients of GermBustMy- Bins, the Myrtle Beach based trash and recycle bin-sanitizing company, have often inquired about that company’s capability to clean commercial dumpsters; they were unable to say yes…. Until now! “We’ve had a lot of requests to clean dumpsters,” says the owner …

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by the Town of Surfside Beach Our beaches are constantly moving.  The waves and the winds sculpt the sand into a multitude of shapes.  Nature changes our beaches every day, and every day we lose a little bit of beach. Last t summer, the Army Corps of Engineers spent several weeks dredging sand and renourishing our …

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by Joyce Suliman The Town of Surfside Beach was once part of the Ark Plantation.  The Ark Plantation consisted of 3,198 acres with approximately 1.5 miles of ocean front.  We have found that the Ark Plantation home site was located on 3rd Avenue (S) and Willow Drive.  It was more defined by the old oak …

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Market Common Residents – Bud, Winnie and Becky Ostendorf by Melissa LaScaleia Introduce me to your family. There’s myself and Bud and Winnie, our Peekapoo.  So we say she’s a Winnie-the pooh.  She’s the star of our family. Why did you move to Myrtle Beach? We knew the second time we came down here that …

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Adrenals and Their Function August 2018 Hard to believe we are already into the final days of summer.  As these days wind down and planning begins for returning to school and back to work.  That usually presents the rush of buying school supplies, finding larger size clothes for the kids, (how could they have grown …

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Recipe Corner – Taste the South As summer reaches its apex here in the South, blueberries, succulent and juicy, abound.  When you’ve had your fill of eating them plain and by the fistful, then celebrate their glory and dress them up in this delectable cake from Melissa’s kitchen.  Light, easy, and refreshing, this satisfyingly sweet …

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