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The Public Information Department maintains an electronic repository of Friday Fax documents that dates back to January 2018.  To view and download Friday Fax Memos, see the Friday Fax Memo Library webpage.  To receive this weekly listing of meeting schedules and agendas via email, visit https://tinyurl.com/ReceiveFridayFax, scan the QR code, or complete the form at the bottom of this webpage.


FRIDAY FAX – FEBRUARY 16, 2024 (Click here to download the PDF.)

1.   Visit the Meeting Schedule webpage to view a list of upcoming meetings with agendas. 

2.   
A friendly reminder that Presidents Day is not a City of Myrtle Beach holiday.  Offices and facilities will be open Monday, February 19, 2024.  Here are the remaining city holidays for 2024:

Juneteenth – Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2024
Veterans Day – Monday, November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving – Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, 2024
Christmas – Wednesday and Thursday, December 25-26, 2024

3.   The City of Myrtle Beach’s Sports Tourism Division is seeking volunteers for its upcoming track and field meets!  Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, with volunteers 18 years and older required to submit to, and pass, a background check.  Volunteers should prepare for all types of weather; please wear khaki shorts or pants with tennis shoes.  Each volunteer receives a t-shirt, food and beverages during the event.  Most shifts are scheduled in four-hour increments.  Interested?  To learn more and sign up, visit https://cityofmyrtlebeach.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/.

March 8-9, 2024 – Myrtle Beach Collegiate Challenge (College/Open Track and Field Meet)
March 14-16, 2024 – Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational (College/Open Track and Field Meet)
March 27, 2024 – Myrtle Beach Freshman/Sophomore Relays (High School Track and Field Meet)
April 5-6, 2024 – Beach Run Invitational (High School Track and Field Meet)
April 26-27, 2024 – Conference Carolinas Championship (NCAA Division II Track and Field Meet)
May 23-25, 2024 – NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championship

4.   In case you missed it, the city’s Seniors Advisory Committee has launched a new survey for Myrtle Beach’s senior community to capture feedback.  The survey touches on various subjects, including senior needs, public safety, city services, recreation programs, events, city communications and more.  It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.  Click the link below to participate.  Copies will also be available at upcoming Neighborhood Watch meetings and public facilities, including Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North.  The submission deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024.

English:  https://bit.ly/MBSeniorSurvey2024
Spanish:  https://bit.ly/MBSeniorSurvey2024Spanish

5.   The drive-through lane is now open at Myrtle Beach’s City Services Building, 921 North Oak Street.  Drive-through hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Thank you for your patience!

6.   Thanks to City of Myrtle Beach staff and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, new bicycle maps are available online.  Visit our Bicycle Maps & Routes webpage to view and download.

7.   Myrtle Beach’s City Services Directory has been updated.  It includes a list of topics and contact information for city team members.  To view and download the 11-page file, see https://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/ServicesDirectory.pdf.

8.   The award-winning “Through the Lens of Time” Myrtle Beach History Series includes monthly speaker-led educational programs at Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North.  Join us to learn about Myrtle Beach’s past from local historians’ perspectives.  The series is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach, Seniors Advisory Committee and Friends of Chapin Memorial Library.

2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – Carolyn & Russ Mates (Emcee Diane Devaughn Stokes), Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North
2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2024 – Cecil Patrick Family (Emcee Diane Devaughn Stokes), Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North
2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – John Skeeter (Emcee Diane Devaughn Stokes), Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North
2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2024 – Bo Bryan (Emcee Diane Devaughn Stokes), Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Avenue North

9.   The City of Myrtle Beach’s Neighborhood Services Department hosts its annual “In Rhythm with Our Roots” Black History Celebration at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024.  Registration is full for this semi-formal event at Mary C. Canty Recreation Center, 971 Canal Street.  It includes an awards ceremony for our community’s unsung heroes.  Questions?  Send an email to neighborhoodservices@cityofmyrtlebeach.com or call 843-918-1061.

10.  To celebrate National “Set a Good Example” Day, join community members and Keep Myrtle Beach Beautiful volunteers for a cleanup event from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024.  The event takes place at Hurl Rocks Park, 1905 South Ocean Boulevard, and all litter collection supplies will be provided.  For additional details or to sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/KMBBHurlRocksPark.

11.   A comprehensive list of city-related activities, events, festivals and programs is available online.  The Events webpage, a downloadable PDF file, is updated weekly.

12.   The City of Myrtle Beach is hiring!  If you possess a “First in Service” attitude with a passion for public service, we want you to join our team.  To view current openings, visit https://bit.ly/CityofMyrtleBeachJobs and bookmark the webpage.  Want to receive email notifications?  See https://bit.ly/CityofMBJobAlerts, select job categories of interest and submit the form.

13.   The new bowl is open at Myrtle Beach’s Matt Hughes Skate Park, and that’s the subject of our Photos of the Week.  The original wooden halfpipe, reinforced with steel, served Myrtle Beach area skaters for 21 years until being replaced by the bowl.  The new addition is five feet deep, 50 feet long and 30 feet wide.  Skateboarders, rollerbladers and kids on scooters all took their turn in the new bowl during the ribbon-cutting on Saturday, February 10, 2024.  It is a welcomed addition to the busy skate park!  The Friends of the Skateparks Foundation added $35,000 to the City of Myrtle Beach’s contribution of $60,000 to make the bowl possible.  To view these photos and more, visit our Photos of the Week Library webpage.

14.   Did you know...  That Raymond Hood (1881-1934), the celebrated American architect behind Chicago’s Tribune Tower and New York City’s Rockefeller Center and American Radiator Building, worked on the unrealized ARCADY Project in Horry County?  A full-service vacation community slated to open in the 1930s, Arcady was the grandiose vision of investor John T. Woodside and the Woodside Brothers.  The development never fully materialized due to fallout from the Wall Street Crash (September-November 1929), Great Depression (1929-1939) and Banking Panics (1930-1933).  Even so, the 95-year-old project is still the subject of interest today.  Thanks to Chapin Memorial Library staff, a digital copy of the ARCADY Prospectus is now available to provide insight into the plans and people involved.  To learn more, see our latest Myrtle Beach Point of View blog post.


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