Grand Opening KEVIN AYLMER The newest Chicken Salad Chick location, on Buckwalter Parkway in Bluffton, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting March 10. Hundreds of people attended the opening event, which included food and merchandise giveaways. Owners of the Bluffton location are Tim (third from right) and Kelly Paslawski (holding scissors). Also pictured are Stacy Brown (holding ribbon, second from left), founder of Chicken Salad Chick; LeeAnne Hobbs, area manager; as well as CSC staff members, representatives of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and members of the community. During the festivities, the new business made a $1,900 donation to the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton.
Take a Sip of This! B.J. Frazier Thousands gathered for the recent grand opening celebration of the Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head Town Center. The new center offers residents amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center with indoor pool and spa, an outdoor infinity pool, outdoor performance arena, Hilton Head Regional Hospital wellness center and restaurant and bar. There was complimentary food, live bands, giveaways, tours and games. There were also tours of the new Model Park that features the Conch Cottage Collection. Asked where home buyers were coming from, Scott Gambone, president of Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Division, said, “Northeast, Midwest and all over the country, including California.” The community will eventually comprise some 3,400 to 3,800 homes and should be complete with the next 10 years.
Snow Fun MARY BETH LYONS AnnaMarie Matteo, Miranda Moulton and Lily Termini, sixth grade students at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, clench their eyes shut at the onslaught of snow during the school’s 13th annual Snow Day. The much-loved tradition is a reward for students’ hard work during the first half of the school year. After students play in the snow, they return to school to change into their pajamas and spend the rest of the day reading, playing quiet board games, or doing STEM-related activities. This year, SGG clergy and first responders from the Bluffton Township Fire Department, Bluffton Police Department and Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office joined the students and staff in the snow.
Let’s Read! COURTESY USCB Lukasz Pawelek, assistant professor of Romance Languages and Literature, left, and Spanish instructor Rena Kratky read “Green Eggs and Ham” in Spanish and English at this year’s Read Across America event held March 6 on USCB’s Beaufort campus. More than 900 children from Lowcountry schools and day care centers came to join the fun and experience the joys of reading.
Welcome to the beautiful lowcountry and Bluffton, SC.