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Guns and Ammo Discussion

Many of you have ask members of the Rod & Gun Club this question – “What gun should I buy” – followed by “What ammunition should I buy. Well as advertised on our calendar, Ed Strickland will be here at the Activity Center on August 7th to present to you everything you wanted to know about handgun selection. The discussion will start at 7:00 PM. Ed will bring items for show and tell and will […] 

Sunburst Lemon Bars

Spring demands lemon bars, those tart, portable treats perfect for a picnic or evening tea on the terrace. Sadly, too many lemon bars are, to borrow a term from Cher (the one from Clueless, of course), “Monets”: alluring from afar, but a “big old mess” once you get close. Even more disturbing, many lemon bars are (again like Monets) more expensive than they should be. Bright yellow and shiny, flaws hidden by a fine layer […] 

Mack Calander

Art in the Blueway: A series of active living events to showcase McCormick County’s quality of life: Outdoor Recreation, Healthy Living and the Arts.  *********************** PaddleMACK – Paddle for programs   *********************** WHEN : Labor Day, Sept. 3rd / 8:30am registration / 9:30 Events begin  WHERE: Baker’s Creek State Park  WHY:  To highlight our community’s best resources: the arts center, our outdoor recreational facilities and state parks.  To raise necessary funds to support our local […] 


THE THURMOND LAKE SAIL & POWER SQUADRON WILL BE TEACHING THE “BEGINNERS BOATING COURSE” – STARTING July 24! The “beginners boating class” known as America’s Boating Course (ABC) will give you the knowledge you need to make you a competent and safe skipper! America’s Boating Course covers all aspects of boating: boat handling, docking, right of way, anchoring, aids to navigation, required equipment, state laws, boating emergencies and more. This four day course is taught […] 

Thunder Over Thurmond Recap

Thunder Over Thurmond’s week full of events spotlights McCormick County By Bob Stockton  McCormick’s week-long Thunder Over Thurmond celebration kicked off with the Mims Foundation Reunion Parade Saturday, June 30. State senate candidate Jennings McAbee walked the route, and McCormick Car Club (MCC) owners drove their hot rods, Chevy Corvettes and Ford Thunderbirds.   Beauty queens rode on convertibles and pickup trucks. Anne Barron and Ann Stiles waved to the crowd from the Chamber of […] 

What Determines the “Level” of an Aquatic Fitness Class?

  What Determines the “Level” of an Aquatic Fitness Class? Aquatic Fitness Topic 3   There is no one standard that is universally applied to the level of difficulty or intensity of aquatic exercise classes. There is no one designation either, though you can generally be sure that a program called “Aquacise” or ‘Water Aerobics” will be aimed at very general populations and to beginners and therefore will not be an advanced aquatic fitness class.  […] 

June 28th Fishing Report

Freshwater Fishing Trends – June 28 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 courtesy Check the site for recent updates and detailed reports. Mountains Area Lake Jocassee: (unchanged from June 21) Trout: Good. Fish at the intakes early in the morning and pulling spoons for the first few hours of daylight. […] 

New Fishing Rules

Click below to get an update on all the fishing guidelines for Lake Thurmond. Also learn what fish are in the lake: PublicGuideChapter13  

The Superiority of Water as a Training Environment

The Superiority of Water as a Training Environment and Multiplex Gym Aquatic Exercise Tip 2             If you have ever yearned to fly through the air with the greatest of ease, a daring (mature person) on the flying trapeze—but are afraid of falling, then then suspended, vertical aquatic work is the workout for you! Suspended aquatic fitness classes, done properly, focus upon strength and endurance training; cardio-respiratory improvement; flexibility, balance, […] 

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 […]