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The Mack: Local Harvest & More

Dear friends, neighbors and members, McCormick Market* *Saturday, June 16th / 4:00 – 8:00* Enjoy the best McCormick has to offer!! Come out with the family and enjoy the MACK Park as you find regional goods such as peaches, corns, tomatoes, potatoes, herbs, shrimp (fresh caught SC Coast) and grass feed beef among other home crafted items and beauty products.* Juried Photography Exhibition *Submit your entries by *June 19th*. First entry – $25, 2 entries […] 

Wild Nature

If you love Nature and the breath taking views of things rarely seen, please watch this video, it is so Spectacular!  The name is What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough Enjoy…..  

Wine Festivities for June

On June 1st, the dining room at the Tara Club House was festooned with big, bright, colorful tissue paper flowers (many, many flowers),a perfect backdrop for the SLV Wine Club “TAPAS” dinner.  The menu was spectacularly crafted by SLV Executive Chef Wendell Brewster and served by his outstanding staff.  Each Tapas course was designed to showcase a different Spanish wine chosen by the hosting committee.  Simply put, Spanish Tapas are small plates of food served […] 

June 7th Fishing Report

Freshwater Fishing Trends – June 7 Fishing Information Mountains Area Piedmont Area Midlands Area Santee Cooper System SC Freshwater Fishing Regulations (Adobe PDF) Purchase a fishing license Boat Ramp Locations State Fish Consumption Advisories Fishing trends Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports.   Mountains Area Lake Jocassee: Trout: Good. Captain Steve Pietrykowski reports that the trout bite continues to be strong both day and night on Lake Jocassee. Early in the […] 

Gardning Tips for May

Horticulture Tips of the Month: •  No matter which grass, your turf will look its best if you follow a calendar of maintenance tasks. • Treat for azalea lace bugs if you’ve had problems in the past. Insecticidal soap, horticultural oil and synthetic insecticide chemicals all work well, sprayed under the leaves. • Look for tiny “toothpicks” on the trunk of your Japanese maple, Kwansan cherry and other small landscape trees. The Asian ambrosia beetle […] 

Eagles Web Cam

Since we see Bald Eagles here all the time around Lake Thurmond, I thought you might enjoy this site. You can click on a web cam and see the Eagles feeding their young LIVE! To view the Eagles web cam live go to   February 28, 2012 — Indy and Franklin have been observed mating several times, and have been seen arranging sticks more to their liking in their refurbished nest. Our faithful chat […] 

Thunder Over Thurmond Fireworks

June 30 – Dr. W. S. Mims Parade — 10 am, Main St., McCormick, SC (celebrating Mims Reunion Foundation) Seeking vintage cars Mark Roberts Band – 8p – 12 m, Plum Branch Yacht Club (Call PBYC for directions/more information 864-443-3000) July 04 – 10am Decorated Boat Parade on Thurmond Lake. Meet at 10 am. at the Dorn Facility. After cruising to the Ice Cream Boat, will finish at SLV Marina Beach about 12:15. 12 –4  […] 

Super Full Moon


Healthy Chocolate Fudege Brownies

My delicious and healthy recipe for reduced-sugar, nutrient-dense, “Super-Food” peanut-butter Chocolate Fudge -Takes less than 5 minutes to make (Updated 2011 recipe!) Ideas for lower-calorie, reduced sugar desserts by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer Author of best-seller: The Truth About Six-Pack Abs Today, I have one of my most famous delicous Lean-Body desserts or snacks that always helps to satisfy my sweet tooth while at the same time giving you TONS of […] 

Fishing Tournaments | The Augusta Chronicle

Fishing Tournaments | The Augusta Chronicle.         Fishing Report for Lake Thurmond. Date 15-May-12 Water Condition Water Temperature Conditions : Lake Thurmond: ?Striped and Hybrid Bass: Good. Captain William Sasser reports that striped bass are schooling all over the lower lake within 3-4 miles of the dam, and they are also schooling on the upper end of the lake within a few miles of the Lake Russell Dam. Some very large fish […] 

A Bald Eagle From my Kitchen Window!

What a Great Day! While working at my kitchen sink this afternoon, I looked out of the window and saw a Bald Eagle land on the bank, just across the cove from our dock.There are folks who have never seen a Bald Eagle in the wild, and here I am looking at one out my kitchen window!  I took a picture of this magnificent specimen  from my kitchen with a telephoto. Not a great picture, […] 

Summertime Pizza

Prosciutto, Arugula, and Parmesan Pizza Hands-on time: 15 mins. to 20 mins. Baking time: 18 mins. to 23 mins. Total time: 2 hrs 33 mins. to 3 hrs 13 mins. Yield: 2 pizzas, about 8 servings There are many recipes out there for this refreshing, summery pizza featuring arugula, prosciutto, and shaved Parmesan as toppings; this is our version. With its chewy-crisp crust, enticing blend of cheese and meat, and a generous helping of “tossed […]