Good things are already happening in this fresh new year

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 the end of the first week in January, at Absolutely Perfect, a unique and fun store in the Promenade, we asked: “What’s the best thing that has happened to you so far this year?”

John Smiljanic, Bluffton: “I brought in the New Year with my wife of 50 years, like we’ve done for the past 49.”

Janet Smiljanic, Bluffton: “I met 10 of the most delightful college-age ladies at Corner Perk, all home for the holidays, and talked to every one of them.”

Adelyne Simoneaux, Bluffton: “Getting some time off to appreciate nature, my family and friends.”












Wyatt Reiser, Bluffton: “Getting a greenhouse for all my plants. And it’s already full, so I need another one.”

Jacqueline Fitzgerald, Milton, Mass.: “Being able to come on this last-minute vacation to Bluffton to visit with the family.”