Perfect Pumpkin


Days at the pumpkin patch aren’t just about collecting a Halloween decoration – they’re about bringing together family to bond and relish in the beautiful fall season. The process of pumpkin-hunting for carving can be as much as fun as finding the perfect one to garnish your doorstep. Either way, here are a few tips for selecting the perfect pumpkin.

1. Go Orange - Traditional pumpkins should completely orange. A little bit of green could mean that something is wrong with the pumpkin and it might not ripen any further.

2. Shape and Size Matter - Round or oval pumpkins are the easiest to carve. Medium and large pumpkins work best for carving and provide the most seeds for roasting. Small pumpkins are better for cooking.

3. Have a Good…

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It’s Time & an Opportunity to Give Back to the Community

Many of us retire from lifelong jobs and move to the Lowcountry to relax and enjoy our new lifestyles. For most of us, this euphoria is temporary and time & lack of purpose become the enemy. Golf and tennis can’t be the total answer and most of our retirees have time on their hands.

Why not use this extra time and our capabilities to give back to our communities by supporting one of the area’s non-profit charities. Believe me, this kind of work offers instant gratification that you are contributing and making a difference.

Did you know there are over 150 local non-profit organizations in the Lowcountry? For me, charity works gives me renewed purpose and keeps my attitude about aging,…

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Today, at Governor McMaster's 2:30 p.m. press conference, a mandatory evacuation for Beaufort County will begin tomorrow, September 11, 2018, at noon. Click here to watch his press conference. We will continue to monitor and update our clients as the storm continues to develop. Below are resources you can use to stay informed.

 Hurricane Florence

Beaufort County, Hilton Head Island, Bluffton Hurricane Re-Entry Hotline: 1-800-963-5023
* If you live in a gated community, please note that your POA/HOA may not be open for re-entry even if the county or town is open.

Weather Updates 
National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service

Local Agencies 
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Facebook: BeaufortCoSo

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River SweepLowcountry Stormwater Partners, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources join the Town of Bluffton for the 30th Annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep on Saturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. All Lowcountry residents, visitors, and business owners are invited to participate in the event to clean the banks of our beautiful waterways. The sweep begins at the Oyster Factory Park on the May River (63 Wharf Street) and litter pick up, by land and sea, will take place around the Historic District of Bluffton and the May River. Thousands of volunteers across the state participate annually in this event, which is South Carolina’s largest one-day, volunteer, litter cleanup of beaches, marshes and waterways.

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