Tuesday, November 29, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
We may not be dashing through the snow, but you will be treated to glorious displays of lights around the area, hot chocolate, seasonal entertainment, shopping, holiday movies, and more. It’s the Beaufort Holiday Weekend in Historic Downtown Beaufort.
A ‘Night on the Town’ begins December 2. Retail shops will stay open late while local choir groups will serenade, and dance groups and clubs will entertain all visitors. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs to stay for the double-feature holiday movies at Waterfront Park. This year’s features are all-time favorites: Dr. Suess’s The Grinch and ELF! Hot Chocolate and Popcorn will also be provided- YUM!
Late-night shopping will take place from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. with the Parris Island Marine Corps Rock Band performing their greatest holiday tunes and the BEST part of the night takes place at 8:00 p.m. with Santa doing the official Christmas Tree lighting!!
Another holiday favorite and antici; ...
Monday, November 21, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
"For the hay and the corn and the wheat that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dew and the sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and the song and the harvest brought home-
For the trade and the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingman’s hand,
For the good that our artists and poets have taught,
For the friendship that hope and affection have brought-
For the homes that with purest affection are blest,
For the season of plenty and well-deserved rest,
For our country extending from sea unto sea;
The land that is known as the “Land of the Free”-
~ Meghan Mills
Wishing you a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. May we all count the many blessings in our lives and live our lives with gratitude every day.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s the season of gratitude and giving, and we have so many blessings in our lives to be thankful for. As we progress into the week of Thanksgiving, its important to remember those around us who may be struggling and in need of many of the basic essentials that can be taken for granted.
A beautiful project you can work on with the entire family is creating blessing baskets that can be taken to local churches, food banks or shelters to provide staples for a Thanksgiving meal for a family. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Choose a sturdy basket- This basket can then be used for storage after the food is removed.
· Canned or cooked Ham
· Canned green beans
· French onion soup mix
· Crispy onion toppers
· Canned yams
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Monday, October 24, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
Are the kids getting giddy over their costumes and the prospect of gathering candy for Halloween? As the spookiest of holidays approaches, we’re finding it hard for the kids and adults to contain their excitement for the big day. Here’s a round-up of the great family-friendly events taking place in the Beaufort area to consider attending.
Presented by the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Island, you’ll be treated to exhibits, a scavenger hunt, STEM & ART activities, and light refreshments. Don’t forget to wear your best costume too. October 30th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Halloween Scream & Monster Mash
The Beaufort County Library System & the Bluffton Branch Library teamed up for this spooktacular event! There will be snacks, games and a Halloween movie (PG rated). From 10:00 – 11:30 am kiddos are invited to attend the Monster Mash, in costume of course, where they will listen to monster stories, sing s; ...
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 / by Sonya Reiselt
It’s one of the largest and most anticipated festivals in Beaufort and the Lowcountry…the Beaufort Shrimp Festival! Held this weekend, Friday, October 7th, and Saturday, October 8th at the beautiful Henry C. Chamber Waterfront Park, the festival is celebrating its 28th year. Celebrating Lowcountry cuisine in all its glory. Several local restaurants will be vying for “Best of” trophies for their fabulous shrimp concoctions and will be located throughout the festival grounds. Don’t worry, for the sweet tooth’s out there, they’ll be decadent desserts for you too!!
You’ll also be treated to an exciting arts and crafts market and children’s activities. Plus amazing live music from Lauren Hall, Still Standing (an Elton John Tribute band), Broke Locals, The Parris Island Rock Band, Walker Dean, and Katie Lynn to close it all out!
Enter the Sea Island Rotary Club’s annual Charity Shrimp Race with a chance to win some fabulous pm ...