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The Friday Fax Weekly Memo


Posted Friday, July 25, 2014


A printable .pdf of the Friday Fax is available.


1.   The week’s meeting schedule and agendas are available

2.   Volleyball, anyone?  Sign up through July 30 for the “Bump Up the Boardwalk” sand volleyball tournament on the courts at Ocean Boulevard and Ninth Avenue North.   This is an adult, four-on-four league, with games to be held each Saturday for six weeks, starting August 2.  A championship tournament will follow.  The fee is just $10 per player for volleyball action, team shirts, food-and-drink specials and more.  The tournament is sponsored by the Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and local businesses.  Sign up on-line and pick your favorite sponsoring business for your team.  For more information, contact Carson Edmunds. 

3.   The “Remembering Myrtle Beach” history series continues at Chapin Memorial Library on Saturday, August 2.  Everyone’s invited to hear local writers from the Beach Authors group.  The writers and their books are:  Faye Bradley, Jekyll Island; Mary Anne Benedetto, 7 Easy Steps to Memoir Writing; Sherman Carmichael, Eerie South Carolina; and Troy Nooe, The Ocean Forest.  This free program is held at 11:00 a.m. in the library’s first floor meeting room.  Call 918-1275 for more information.    

4.   Register now for the ninth annual Mayor’s Cup Amateur Golf Championships for men and women at Whispering Pines Golf Course.  The best score will win these three-day, 54-hole tournaments.  The men’s championship is Friday through Sunday, September 12-14, followed by the women’s championship, Friday through Sunday, September 19-21.  Register at Whispering Pines or  Championships are open to golfers age 18 and older.  You do not need to be a city resident to play! 

5.   The Wall of Service at Warbird Park on Farrow Parkway is the subject of our Photos of the WeekThis wall honors the men and women, both military and civilian, who served at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.  Currently, the wall has 2,304 names on it, from Aach to Zink.   

6.   Did you know…  That the Rivoli Theatre on Chester Street, which is being converted into a youth center by Ground Zero, first opened as Myrtle Beach’s newest movie house on January 19, 1958?  The Rivoli cost $400,000 to build at the time and offered 1,078 seats in rare, air-conditioned comfort.  It operated as a movie theatre until the early 1980s.  The city bought the building in 1999 and subsequently leased it to Ground Zero, which is funding the renovations.  Other early movie houses in Myrtle Beach included the Gloria, the Broadway, the Gayety, the Cinema and the Camelot theatres. 

Previous Did You Knows are available.


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