Now We’re Cooking COURTESY TCL Technical College of the Lowcountry hosted its groundbreaking ceremony for the Culinary Institute of the South Oct. 15 onsite at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton. Crowds of supporters from state and local legislators to future students gathered to celebrate the occasion. Dean Chef Miles Huff said, “The Culinary Institute of the South will serve as a professional training site for students of all ages and backgrounds, as a community center for continuing education classes, and as a historical cultural center that truly celebrates our unique Southern heritage and cuisine.” The Institute is expected to open in late 2020.
10th Anniversary JOHN HANDFIELD Members of the Low Country Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter celebrate their 10th anniversary in Bluffton. Chapter members come from Hilton, Bluffton and Beaufort. Seven members were honored for membership of 50 years or more, including Pat Strickland (front row, fifth from left), who has been a member of KD for 75 years. In honor of the anniversary, Low Country KDs participated in two community service projects benefiting Bluffton Self Help and Hopeful Horizons in Beaufort. The Low Country KDs recently received its third Alumnae Chapter Achievement Award, given to the top 15 chapters in the country.
All About Education 67 (WVU donation) SUBMITTED Dr. Kathy Corley, right, principal at Red Cedar Elementary, accepts school supplies for her teachers and staff from Becky Lofstead, vice president of the West Virginia University Palmetto Alumni Chapter last month. The chapter held a tailgate party at a sports bar Oct. 19 to watch the WVU vs. Oklahoma football game and invited guests to bring supplies. It was the group’s first school supply drive. The group supports local schools and nonprofits along with a scholarship for a South Carolina student to attend WVU.
Look Closer! COURTESY OF RIVER RIDGE FOUNDATION Alayne Lawson, an “Engineering is Elementary” (EiE) teacher at River Ridge Academy, recently was presented eight LED cordless/rechargeable microscopes and related equipment by the River Ridge Academy Foundation. The microscopes will be used by first grade students in the optical engineering classes and by fourth grade students in the environmental engineering classes. Pictured from left are Julia Lannzone, Foundation president Michelle Morante, Lindsey Weller, students in one of the RRA first grade classes, EiE teacher Lawson, and Principal Brian Ryman.
Rooted in History SUBMITTED The Beaufort Garden Club, the second oldest garden club in South Carolina, recently celebrated its 85th birthday by receiving a proclamation from the city of Beaufort designating Oct. 23 as Beaufort Garden Club Day. Janie Culley, president of the club, accepted the proclamation from Mayor Billy Keyserling at a Town Council meeting. Over the years, the club has led numerous horticulture projects around the city, landscaped numerous public properties, and brought beauty to the city in many other ways.
Welcome to the beautiful lowcountry and Bluffton, SC.