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Oyster Blog

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January puts us right smack dab in the middle of the famed “R” months, those being the finest months of the year for enjoying local oysters. 

Here is our handy-dandy guide to the Lowcountry’s signature seafood, the delectable oyster.

They have more in common than you would think

Here in the Lowcountry if you ask what kind of oysters we have, our answer will be, “the best.” But just because they are the best does not mean that they are the only oysters, right? You have no doubt heard of Blue Point oysters. What about Malpeque, Wellfleet or Blue Soleil?

Ever wondered what the difference is between all of them?

Oyster ShellThe answer may be surprising. Biologically, it is nothing. They are all varieties of the

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January 2018 Events

Fall in love with the Lowcountry with these events scheduled in the New Year. From creative dance shows to a real snow day in the park, the possibilities for fun are endless in Hilton Head and Bluffton. Take a look at some of the exciting events planned for our area.  

 

All Month Long

The Coastal Discovery Museum provides tours, walks, programs, and exhibits about the Lowcountry. Events are scheduled daily. To learn more about the Coastal Discovery monthly events, contact 843-689-6767 or visit CoastalDiscovery.com.

 

Farmers Market of Bluffton

Fresh, local produce, plants, nuts, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, meats, and seafood. You’ll also find specialty items like kettle corn, spices, coffee, tea, sweet treats,

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Kimberlee Patterson Joins Bluffton Office of Established Real Estate Brokerage

Kimberlee PattersonHilton Head Island, South Carolina, December 2017 – Charter One Realty (www.CharterOneRealty.com) has announced that real estate professional Kimberlee Patterson has joined the company as an Agent.  Kimberlee will be working out of the Belfair Office of Charter One Realty, which is located at 2 Belfair Oaks Boulevard in Bluffton, SC.

Kimberlee has been a Lowcountry resident for over 25 years. Having lived in Hilton Head, Bluffton and Okatie, she has first-hand knowledge of the evolving real estate market. Kimberlee values her client relationships and pledges personalized service making sure each real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.

Prior to

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Osprey Village

Osprey Village - An Inclusive Residential Neighborhood with a Purpose

 

At Charter One Realty, we cherish the community that we call home. Our company has been a part of Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry since 1986, and we view it as our duty to give back in every way we can. Charitable giving and volunteerism is such a big part of who we are, and we thought we might welcome the new year by shining the spotlight on one of the area organizations it is our privilege to support.

Founded in July of 2008, Osprey Village was first conceived by a group of families with children facing developmental disabilities. Currently, Osprey Village provides community-based, individual employment support, job training services, and respite

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Charter One Realty would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to their agents, staff, clients, friends, and neighbors who graciously donated to the Toys for Tots drive. All told, more than 16 boxes of toys and three bikes were donated this year. Without the support of the community and local businesses, this project would not be successful. "It was heartwarming to see the generous outpouring of toys, books, and games donated this year’” said Paige Rose, Chief Marketing Officer. “We are thrilled with the community response, and thank everyone for the joy they have brought to hundreds of local children this holiday season.”

toys for tots Toys for Tots 2  

Toys for Tots, a 67-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides

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Giving Back

 

As the largest real estate brokerage in the Lowcountry, Charter One Realty not only cares about our community but understands the important role we can play in supporting others in the community. Whether it is through the time and efforts of our volunteers or through financial contributions, we proudly stand by the many Lowcountry organizations and non-profits in their tireless efforts to make our community a better place to live. For us, it is not just about giving back. It is about being good neighbors.

Since its inception, we have supported the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra as it has grown into one of the most renowned small-town symphonies in the world. It has been our pleasure to see this organization flourish and to provide whatever aid

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December 2017 Events

Fall in love with the Lowcountry with these events scheduled over the Holiday Season. From seasonal concerts to festivals of lights, the possibilities for fun are endless in Hilton Head and Bluffton. Take a look at some of the exciting events planned for our area.  

 

All Month Long

The Coastal Discovery Museum provides tours, walks, programs, and exhibits about the Lowcountry. Events are scheduled daily. To learn more about the Coastal Discovery monthly events, contact 843-689-6767 or visit CoastalDiscovery.com.

 

Farmers Market of Bluffton

Fresh, local produce, plants, nuts, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, meats, and seafood. You’ll also find specialty items like kettle corn, spices, coffee, tea, sweet treats, pastries,

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Helping to ensure a happy and toy-filled Christmas morning for many Lowcountry children, Charter One Realty has teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' charity, Toys for Tots, to support the local community's needy children. The Charter One Realty offices in the Lowcountry have been designated as drop-off locations for the toy drive. New and unwrapped toys are graciously being accepted now through December 14th. The staff and agents at Charter One Realty have rallied and come together to already provide a generous outpouring of toys, books, and games. At a recent client appreciation oyster roast, Angela Barbic was delighted when her clients over-filled a donation box in one evening. “With the generosity of the community, our clients, and the agents

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Readers Choice

hh monthly Island Packet Best of Bluffton

Here at Charter One, we are proud of the relationships we build with our clients and the extraordinary lengths our agents go to in making us the number one real estate brokerage in the Lowcountry.

Which makes it all the more gratifying when those efforts are recognized by our clients all over the Lowcountry. Across the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area, magazines and newspapers polled their readers this year to recognize our region’s favorite people, places and businesses. Outlets including the Island Packet, Bluffton Today and Hilton Head Monthly have all released their 2017 lists, and we are proud to say Charter One Realty has been recognized in all of them.

We’ll start with the Island Packet, whose readers voted

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Toys for Tots

The holiday season is the season of giving, and one group that is known most for giving is the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys for Tots collects toys from people all around the United States and donates them to underprivileged families. Charter One Realty is pleased to join the mission of the program which is to “DELIVER” smiles through giving new and unwrapped toys. We are happy to announce that our Charter One Realty offices will serve as drop off locations for Toys for Tots.

It doesn’t cost much to put a smile on a child’s face, BUT a smile that YOU create through giving is worth more than anything!

Without the support of the community and local businesses, this project would not be successful. The sales offices listed

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