Myrtle Beach Friday Fax Memo

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1.   Next week’s meeting schedule is attached.

2.   Join us for Myrtle Beach’s Arbor Day Ceremony at 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 9, at Charlie’s Place, 1420 Carver Street.  The public is invited to attend!  Myrtle Beach will receive its 23rd consecutive Tree City USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation.  The Community Appearance Board will also present the following awards….

  • Outstanding Use of Natural Indigenous Landscape – SeaPath on 67th, 600 67th Avenue North
  • Outstanding Landscape Design Incorporating Stormwater Management – Myrtle Beach Middle School, 3101 North Oak Street
  • Outstanding Dramatic Landscape Using Lighting and Building Location – THEBlvd, 1410 North Ocean Boulevard
  • Excellence in Tree Preservation through Building Location – Papillon Subdivision, 7900 North Ocean Boulevard
  • Outstanding Creative Landscape Design – McDonald’s, 8015 North Kings Highway
  • Outstanding Maintenance of Trees and Landscape – Crown Reef Resort, 2913 South Ocean Boulevard
  • Outstanding Residential Landscape Design and Tree Preservation – Finkley Residence, 891 Canal Street
  • Most Improved Property – Café Gelato
  • The Greening of Myrtle Beach – Hanging Baskets along Ocean Boulevard
  • The Community Appearance Board Chairman’s Award – Shops at Magnolia Row, 515 44th Avenue North
3.   A public input meeting is the next step in Myrtle Beach’s 10-year master plan update for parks, recreation and sports tourism programs and facilities.  Everyone’s invited to the Robert H. Reed Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10.  City team members and the consultant will be on hand to hear directly from the residents what they would like to see in next 10 years.

4.   The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Myrtle Beach team up to present the city’s annual tree lighting ceremony from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 12.  The event takes place on the plaza at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street.  The free event includes a performance by the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre, cookies, hot chocolate, photos with Santa and more.

5.   Parents enjoy a “night out” while the kids enjoy the annual Reindeer Games event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, December 14, at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 North Oak Street.  Children who are five to 12 years old are invited to attend and participate in popular games and activities.  The evening includes a surprise guest appearance by the man in the red suit!  Kids have a blast with crafts, a movie and pizza.  For more information or to register, call the recreation center at 843-918-2280.

6.   Would you like to serve on a volunteer board, commission or committee for the City of Myrtle Beach?  To be considered for one of these volunteer positions, submit a letter of interest and a brief biography or résumé to the City Clerk, P.O. Box 2468, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.  Or, send an email to  If you'd like to deliver it in-person, bring all materials to City Hall, 937 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.  The following boards, commissions and committees have vacancies….

  • Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (2 seats)
  • Beach Advisory Committee (2 seats)
  • Board of Zoning Appeals (2 seats)
  • Cemetery Committee (4 seats)
  • Chapin Memorial Library Advisory Board (1 seat)
  • Community Appearance Board (1 seat)
  • Employee Recognition Committee (3 seats)
  • Human Rights Commission (2 seats)
  • Planning Commission (1 seat)
  • Recreation Advisory Committee (7 seats)
  • Technology Advisory Group (3 seats)
  • Tourism Committee (5 seats)
  • Waccamaw Regional Board of Directors (1 seat)

7.   Myrtle Beach has a new “beach app” to help answer your beach-related questions.  It includes a map of the coast to pinpoint your location, a live camera view from Pier 14, the current weather report, current surf conditions, tide times, a beach safety video from the Fire Department, our beach rules and safety tips, rip current information, safe tanning tips and a list of things to do in Myrtle Beach.  More items will be added, including water quality information, during the swimming season.  You can access the app from your mobile device or computer at

8.   Myrtle Beach’s list of newly issued business licenses for November 2019 is now available.  The City of Myrtle Beach posts monthly lists of newly issued business licenses.  And, lists of all business licenses issued annually are also available.  To view and download, visit our Issued Business Licenses webpage.

9.   Looking for something to do in Myrtle Beach?  Visit our Events webpage for a comprehensive list of activities.  See file of city-related festivals, concerts, programs and more is updated weekly.

10.   Myrtle Beach is home to the official South Carolina Hall of Fame, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  The Hall of Fame is housed in the lobby of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  As noted in this week’s “Did you know…?” below, the Hall honors South Carolina residents who contributed mightily on the state, national and world levels.  From authors to artists, politicians to poets and spacemen to businessmen and women, the Hall of Fame is a “who’s who” of our state’s history, both past and present.

11.   Did you know...  That nearly 90 prominent South Carolinians, past and present, are honored in the official South Carolina Hall of Fame at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center?  Hall of Fame members include four South Carolinians who signed the Declaration of Independence, four who signed the U.S. Constitution, three astronauts, five medical doctors, five PhDs, five generals and one Nobel Prize winner.  Charles Townes received the Nobel Prize for his part in the invention of the laser and maser.  Literacy advocates, artists, political figures and even a midwife are honored for their services to the state, nation and world.  Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie is a member of the Hall of Fame, as is 1960 World Series MVP Bobby Richardson of the New York Yankees.  The late Pat Conroy, a well-known South Carolina author, is also a member.  The Hall of Fame display in the Convention Center’s entrance includes portraits and descriptions of each of the honorees.  A touch-screen provides additional information.  The Hall of Fame was established in 1973. 

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