Fond memories of fun times take us back to school

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.

At Martin Family Park, to celebrate the back-to-school season, we asked: “What was your best year of school, and why?”

David Midkiff, Bluffton: “It wasn’t just a year, but my best memories from my time in education were when students would get back in touch to thank me for being there for them.”













Kathy Midkiff, Bluffton: “My best year is this year, because I am starting as a teacher at Sea Pines Montessori Academy!”












Antoinette Anthony, Savannah: “That would be senior year of high school, because I was ready to get out and meet new people!”












Kristin Gavin, Bluffton: “Probably my last year of my nursing degree, because we had a bunch of nurse friends, and we got through it together.”












Marco Evangelista, 11, Bluffton: “Fourth grade at Bluffton Elementary, because it was before Covid, and we had a great teacher, Ms. Malphrus.”