Spring has sprung! What’s the best part, and the worst?

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

For this issue, we are celebrating spring. During a visit to The Grind, we wanted to know: “What’s the best, and the worst, part of spring?”

Lisa Johnston, Akron, Ohio: “The best is all the sunshine. The worst, I’m assuming, is the Palmetto bugs. I hear about them a lot.”












Pastor Glen Traywick, Rise Up Christian Fellowship, Ridgeland: “Pollen is the worst thing, and the best thing is that everything is coming alive. People are coming outside.”












Brian Gouty, Bluffton: “Best thing is it brings freshness of the year, families are outside, together. The worst is pollen.”












Justin Malkiewicz, new to Bluffton: “Worst is no-see-ums! I’ve never experienced them before. Best is golf – I love playing a good round of golf.”












Bryan Rollins, Bluffton: “Absolutely the worst thing is pollen. The best is seeing people out again after the winter.”