NEW NAME A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held July 11 at the Bluffton branch of Synovus Bank at 3 Belfair Village, celebrating the recent name change from the former NBSC Bank. Cutting the ribbon are Jenis Girolamo, personal banker, on the left holding scissors, and Arlene Darien, senior teller who has been with the Bluffton Branch for the past 19 years. Joining in the celebration are Synovus staff members, Town of Bluffton officials and members of the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. PHOTO BY KEVIN AYLMER
Spice of Life Lisa Cappano, owner, cuts the ribbon at Southern Spice Deli and Catering at its June 28 grand opening at 240 Mead Road in Hardeeville. Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce staff, board members, ambassadors, and other Chamber members joined in to commemorate the event. “I had no idea that so many people would come out for this, for me, today,” Cappano said, through happy tears. “After doing this so long for other restaurants, to have this place and call it my own, is overwhelming.” PHOTO BY B.J. FRAZIER
Scholarships The Hospital Auxiliary recently gave a generous donation to support scholarships for Technical College of the Lowcountry students pursuing degrees in health sciences. At a June 27 presentation and recognition event, the Auxiliary presented a check for $18,000 to the TCL Foundation. Attending the presentation were a number of scholarship recipients, as well as Glenn Levicki, Ph.D., Dean, Health Sciences Dept., second from left, front row; and Marge Sieban, Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, front row, right; and Chris Corkern, Presenting Corporate Sponsor, Auxiliary Golf Tournament, back row, right. Over the past 25 years, the Auxiliary has given the college nearly $500,000 in health sciences scholarships. COURTESY TCL
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