Thursday, March 31, 2011

Your Home: March 2011

A NEW monthly newsletter from Mel Coker!

CLICK HERE for YOUR HOME - March 2011
Smart Security, The Numbers Game (Home Values), Curb Appeal

Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Realtor
RE/MAX Metro Associates
(803) 388-8011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Springtime: Walk the Dam!

Warm Weather Brings out Dam Walkers!

One of the Columbia area’s most popular walking/jogging pathways is directly across the top of the Dreher Shoals Dam along S.C. Highway 6 at Lake Murray.  The distance is 1.7 miles each way for a total walk of 3.4 miles.

The pathway offers spectacular views of Lake Murray and even the downtown Columbia skyline 11 miles away. This pathway was completed after the construction of the new backup dam at Dreher Shoals Dam on Lake Murray (in 2005) and with the widening of S.C. Highway 6 across the top of the dam (in 2007).  Parking is available at either side of the Dreher Shoals Dam.  A small free parking lot is on the Lexington (South) side of the dam.

CLICK HERE to visit my Walk Across The Dam webpage with more information and pictures

Irmo Side of Dam

View towards 5 Towers & Lexington Side

Disaster in Japan

Disaster in Japan
The earthquake/tsunami of last week in Japan is a disaster of epic proportions.  The Japanese people need help.  I've made my donations last night to TWO of the best charitable organizations that I know of that are appropriate for this kind of disaster

Over 3,000 listed as dead as of March 15th (will increase significantly)
Over 15,000 unaccounted for
Over 550,000 displaced from homes

I would recommend the following if you choose to assist with a cash donation:

Samaritan's Purse
Samaritan's Purse Report - Catastrophe in Japan

American Red Cross

Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

Thank you!

Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Realtor

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Taste of Lake Murray

2011 Taste of Lake Murray
March 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. - Radisson Hotel Columbia

Plan to attend this year's Taste of Lake Murray!
I've got my tickets to this great event... do you have yours?    Barbara and I are excited about attending this annual event which serves as the ONLY fundraiser for the big 4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray.

Tickets are only $45 per person and includes: auction registration, food, beer, wine and Lake Murrayville beverages.   Additionally, you are helping support the 2011 July 4th Lake Murray fireworks spectacular (on July 2nd this year)!

6:00 pm: Auction tent opens: 6:30 pm Ballroom/Seating opens

Want your tickets to the 2011 Taste of Lake Murray?  Get them NOW... prices go up March 18th.  Call (803) 781-5940 ext. 0 or, CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS.