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Paul Nurnberg, renowned Beaufort photographer, specializes in commercial and advertising photography. The former upstate New York native made his way to the South Carolina coastal region in 1996, along with his wife, Libby. He has been hard at work on a multitude of assignments and projects over the years both in the studio and on location. Some of his local clients include Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Miller Advertising and Design, South University, Allison Ramsey Architects, Kinghorn Insurance, and Clark Troutman and Associates.

     Producing the perfect advertising images for large international corporations is generally where Paul Nurnberg can be found. Over the years, he has been on assignment for companies that include JCB, Inc., Johnson Matthey Process Technologies and Great Dane Trailers.

     The veteran photographer has also been featured in popular magazines like Coastal Living, Savannah Magazine, People, and Food Arts. His creative abilities and talents have also been significant in the production of HGTV and Food Network television projects.

     Paul recently obtained his FAA UAV’s (Drone) commercial license/certification.   He has been using the drone in various architectural and other commercial assignments.

     Involvement in the local community is important to Paul, and he volunteers his time to serve on civic and community art organizations.

     He has served as a past president of the Photography Club of Beaufort and is the current president of the South Carolina chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. Teaching photography classes to individuals interested in the subject through ARTworks and the Technical College of the Lowcountry has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience for the skilled photographer.

     Paul is excited about his newly, redesigned website, www.nurnbergphotography.com. His goal is to keep the site and his blog up to date with current photos and information about his personal and professional projects.  Nurnberg Photography also has an Instagram account (instagram.com/nurnberg) and a Facebook page. Take a look at any of these and you will find a wonderful sampling of Paul’s beautiful photographs.

Wollwerth Imagery offers edgy and original photography for the client that desires a fresh look for their wedding or journalism work.

      John Wollwerth, owner of Wollwerth Imagery,  has not only the imagination, but also the aptitude and attitude to get that one shot which will be remembered long after the others are forgotten. He has, among other things, climbed to the top of a bridge, and jumped in the water alongside his subject to capture what is out of the ordinary.

     When asked about his unique style of photography, John replies, “When people describe me, they might say I’m a little odd. I have strange tastes in music and movies, and just generally walk against the grain in most things. I can be a bit A.D.D. as well. But I think people would also agree that I’m an independent thinker, and I see things differently. The combination of these things with an artistic eye is part of what defines my work.

     Whether it is setting a fruit covered hat on fire with someone wearing it, or shooting wedding pictures from the back of a moving vehicle, expect something different and original from me. I expect excellence from myself, and I strive to make each job I do better than the one before.”

         As a photographer, John explains, “I especially enjoy taking environmental portraits of a single person because of the creative latitude I have when shooting one person. Of course I love photographing weddings. I also really like the challenge of journalism photography because of all the opportunities of finding and creating something different.”

     John says, “Weddings are exciting because you only have one chance to get it right!” And many brides and grooms attest to the fact John has indeed gotten their photographs right. On his website you can see numerous photos that capture the moments and the memories that are fleeting but yet make up the best part of ‘the big day.’

     John has been on several mission trips to South Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia. “Each trip has been a life changing experience. It has given me a very different perspective on how much we have here and how much we take for granted. Going overseas has also taught me a lot about our own culture. It has also brought certain aspects of my photography to a new level, being able to capture things as they are.”

     John came to Beaufort twelve years ago from South Dakota because, “I needed a change in life and wanted to pursue my career in professional photography here. I’m really blessed to be in Beaufort.

     It’s a beautiful place to live. It’s good to be near family, and I’ve made some great friends here.” It has also been a great place for John and his wife, Lynn,  to raise their three children, Gamaliel, 16, Abigail, 15 and Annabelle, 8.

     Besides being a featured in Beaufort Lifestyle, Wollwerth Imagery’s photographs have been published in The Washington Post, South Carolina Homes & Gardens, Coastal Living, and Hilton Head Monthly to name a few.

     John Wollwerth is an award winning photographer. He has won several photography awards including PPSC in 2011 and has been a finalist in national wedding photography contests.

      Whatever your occasion is, Wollwerth Imagery can capture your moment, or your wildest dream.

Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort

Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort offers spectacular settings, exceptional accommodations, a variety of amenities and top notch catering services to meet every need, from an intimate gathering to a lavish event.

      Picture a beautiful new bride, laughing with delight as she drives a golf cart around a spectacularly scenic island, her proud groom in the seat next to her. Behind them are several other carts filled with their joyous family and friends.

Now imagine a low country boil by the pool framed by a glorious sunset. People of all ages reminisce, laugh and hug at the long-awaited family reunion. Maybe the scene is dozens of co-workers celebrating the holidays at their boss’ home, enjoying delicious food and toasting to a successful year.

      According to Alissa Murrie, Marketing Director at the resort, Fripp Island is the perfect destination for all types of events. “In many cases, we have families where generations have spent summers playing on the beach, watching the deer and exploring the island, “ she said. “To then choose to have their special event here, and share this place with friends and family who are experiencing it for the first time, is magical.”

      A 2016 pick in The Knot’s best of Weddings, Fripp resort boasts many amenities throughout their 3,500 acres. In additional to three and a half miles of beach, guest can enjoy golf, tennis, boating, nature programs and even cruising around the island in four-seater golf carts.

      “What’s nice about having an event here is that everyone is at one resort, “ said Kathy Kluttz, Director of Sales and Catering. “At a typical wedding, family and friends might be staying at various hotels and might not have many chances to see each other. At Fripp Island Resort, however, guests are surrounded by their friends and family from the moment they arrive and they are able to relax and enjoy activities together throughout their stay.”

Fripp Island’s meeting spaces are designed for comfort and pleasure. Whether you’re planning a luncheon for 25 or a party for hundreds of guests, a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces are available at the resort. Experienced staff is also able to recommend local vendors and help coordinate setup of the event. Of course, one of the most important components of any successful event is the food. Guests have long raved about the resort’s scrumptious food, which is provided by Allie Award Winning Atlanta food service management company Proof of the Pudding and directed at Fripp by Executive Chef Scott Barham-Morgan.

     In an effort to offer their catering to an even broader group, Fripp Island Resort offers off-site catering. According to Kathy, they offer an array of catering options to individuals, groups and businesses in the Beaufort area. “While we certainly still welcome groups to the resort, we’re very excited to to be able to offer our catering for off-island events such as holiday parties and corporate events.”

     For more information on planning your special event at Fripp Island Golf and Beach Resort, or to get details on the resort’s new off-island catering services, contact the Group Sales Department at 800-334-3022.

Lowcountry UNITED,

One Year After Hurricane Matthew

While the piles of debris left from Hurricane Matthew last year are no longer visible along our roadways, what does remain and perhaps is stronger now is that Lowcountry spirit which unites us all.   “This past year we saw our community come together like never before after the devastating impacts of Hurricane Matthew,” says Tina Gentry, United Way of the Lowcountry President & CEO.  “We saw people throughout our community step up in a variety of ways to help our neighbors in need, demonstrating what it truly means to live UNITED.”

     As our community continues to rebuild, Gentry says United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) continues to help meet the needs of people in our community and create positive, lasting change.  “Through the support of our community, United Way helps to meet the immediate needs of our neighbors in Beaufort and Jasper Counties through our funded partner agencies and our internal HELPLINE,” says Gentry.

     UWLC has a memorandum of agreement with Beaufort County and is designated as the agency responsible for collecting, administering and distributing funds for disaster services. “We are proud to partner with Beaufort County and serve our community in this capacity,” says Gentry.

     In the first few weeks following Hurricane Matthew, the call volume to the HELPLINE increased by 1,000 percent.  “It was a humbling time as we saw clients who never needed assistance in the past, call our HELPLINE as a result of the hurricane,” says Chrystie Turner, Vice President of Community Impact for United Way of the Lowcountry.  “Some of these clients were donors to United Way and never imagined they would be on the receiving end.  Many just needed a helping hand to make ends meet due to lost wages and evacuation costs.”

     UWLC expanded the existing HELPLINE and partnered with Beaufort County’s Alliance for Human Services to address the rising needs of those impacted by the storm.  Through the HELPLINE, they assisted residents and provided referrals to those with unmet needs as a result of Hurricane Matthew including food, clothing, shelter and other needs.

      “Through our partnership, United Way’s HELPLINE serves as a bridge to provide guidance while navigating through government programs, as well as an avenue to a variety of local resources,” says Pamela Cobb, Disaster Recovery Coordinator with Beaufort County.  “Citizens are able to obtain an assortment of information, access to a variety of different agencies and resources.  It provides resources to our citizens before and after FEMA.”

     In response to the increased need for assistance following Hurricane Matthew, the UWLC Board voted to allocate an additional $100,000 from its endowment fund to front-line partner agencies including Salvation Army, HELP of Beaufort, Bluffton Self Help and the Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project to provide immediate assistance to those impacted by the storm.  The funds were used to help those impacted by the hurricane with emergency/ temporary shelter, utility assistance to prevent disruption of service, propane gas charges for heating and cooking and rental/mortgage assistance to prevent eviction.

     The lessons learned from Hurricane Matthew were tested in September with Tropical Storm Irma.  Although the Lowcountry was fortunate Irma did not impact the area to the extent Matthew did less than a year earlier, Gentry says the storm displaced some families from their homes.  In the wake of Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Irma, preparations are underway for any storm that may come our way.

     “There are still improvements that can be made once citizens come back into the county after an evacuation. Our goal is to provide more immediate resources to provide a smooth transition which will ultimately expedite the recovery process for disaster survivors,” said Cobb.  “Having this existing relationship between the county and United Way makes preparing for natural disasters smoother but also provides an infrastructure that is prepared to assist citizens every day of the year.”

Looking for assistance?  The United Way of the Lowcountry HELPLINE provides information and resources to those needing assistance and is available by calling 843.524.HELP.

A great photographer is more than just an individual with a fancy camera and a repertoire of technical photography skills.  To succeed in the artistic field, a photographer must have a very creative eye as well as great people skills.  Beaufort native, Susan DeLoach, possesses all of these skills that make her an outstanding photographer.

     Susan has the ability to capture the personality and soul of her subjects whether on location or in the studio.  Her artistic talents are at their finest when it comes to capturing the memories and moments of weddings and other once in a lifetime events.  The sensitive, skilled and thoughtful approach of the artist behind the camera comes through in the portraits of her subjects.

     Susan was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina.  She and her husband Larry are delighted to be raising their two sons, Hudson and Tucker, in the area they love and where they grew up.  Thanks to the support of her faithful clients she has been able to establish a business she loves in her hometown.  “I am a local girl and I am staying in Beaufort,”  she says.

     “I have a passion for photography,” says Susan.  The local photographer wants the public and her customers to be able to see this passion in the quality of her pieces.

     “To me, capturing a client or an event on film is only half of it, the other half is making it a memorable experience for all involved.  The experience should be one you relish, not just a ‘cattle call’ moment,” she says.

     Susan’s studio is a full service photography studio with an emphasis on weddings and portrait photography.  She is available for and experienced with family portraits, high school senior photos, engagement photos and any other photographic need a client desires.

     A wedding is one of the most special moments in a couple’s life, so of course their wedding photos should be just as special.  Choosing the right photographer for that occasion can be daunting, but Susan DeLoach works hard to make the entire wedding party feel comfortable that day.  “I work hard to not be too intrusive when shooting a wedding,” she says.  “A couple should experience this precious day without feeling they have been invaded by their photographer.”  Susan’s ability to make the entire party feel comfortable enables her to capture some amazing moments for her clients.

      An extraordinary collection  of Susan’s work can be found on her website, www.susandeloachphotography.com, and her Facebook page as well.  If you are in need of a photographer that can capture your images in a beautiful and creative manner, while making you feel at ease the entire time, then Susan DeLoach Photography is the answer for you.  Give her a call today!

If you are riding down Paris Avenue in Port Royal, it’s hard to miss the little yellow building that sits on the right side of the street.  This building has some bright yellow signs around it, which makes it even harder to miss.

     But, next time you ride by, you will notice something different. The bright yellow signs are still there…they just don’t say the same thing. This building formally housed the Weichert Realtors office.  Not anymore, this real estate firm has made a huge change…they are now Apex Team Real Estate.

     Same great people….Same great service…Just a new name.

     Who needs a fancy franchise name these days? Apex Team Real Estate has the experience and expertise…those two ingredients make any business successful. Another key ingredient is exposure. And, with the internet, Apex Team Real Estate has unlimited exposure for both listing and selling your home.

     Sitting at the helm of Apex Team Real Estate is Carl Joye and Sing Pappas, both owners in this new venture.  It’s very hard to fathom the word “new” when talking about these two icons in the local real estate market.

     Sing has over 60 years of experience in local business, 32 of those years as a top producing real estate agent in Beaufort and Port Royal. Carl, who is a Beaufort native, serves as the Broker. He is a former homebuilder in the area, building over 100 custom homes in and around Beaufort. He has been a licensed Realtor for over 12 years.

     Carl and Sing, and their team of agents, are always available to you. Availability is the first thing you need in a Realtor. If they’re not available, nothing else really matters. Apex Team Real Estate is fully staffed and open seven days a week.

     Carl says,” Three things sell properties; Price, Condition and Exposure. We work with our sellers to review a pricing strategy that will attract buyers to look at your property and make an offer.”

      The Apex Team services all local areas, from Fripp Island to Whale Branch to Broad River. They specialize in all types of properties, from a $10,000 lot to a $1,000,000 home.

     Not only is the Apex Team the first call you should make when needing to list or sell your home, they also offer property management and vacation rentals.

     Apex Team Real Estate is the source to rely on with all things you need to know about real estate. They will make sure you are educated in the process, enabling you to make the smartest choice in buying, selling or renting.

   Sing is very proud of Carl, and very happy and excited for this new chapter. She is proud of the agent and broker Carl has become. “He has proven his all-around knowledge of the trade.. Now, as a Broker/Owner, he continues to work hard and make Apex Team Real Estate the number one agency in the area,” she says.

     Carl shares, “Sing was an immediate success in real estate.  It’s a perfect fit for her. She loves people, and loves to help them.  She is just good at what she does.”

     “We offer both knowledge and experience of the local market. We believe this is the greatest value we can give to our clients,” adds Carl.

     It’s obvious that this dynamic duo have a passion for real estate, and helping their clients in all their real estate needs.  Give them a call, or stop by the little yellow building on Paris Avenue in Port Royal. They will make you feel at home.

Celadon, located on Lady’s Island,  is a thriving, wellness-based community. With its serene setting, moss-draped live oaks, wide array of club and spa amenities, and an emphasis on wellness for mind, body and soul, Celadon is more than a new home. It is an inspiring and thoroughly fulfilling lifestyle.

     At Celadon, it’s easy for residents to enjoy nature, relax with friends and family and focus on their wellness needs. Conveniently located just five minutes from downtown, Celadon offers an upscale, walkable neighborhood composed of newly built, single family homes nestled among beautiful parks, ponds, trails and other master-planned amenities.

     The community’s focal points include Celadon Square, a school and the dynamic Celadon Club, which plays host to a variety of community social events throughout the year.

     Celadon families love to be involved. They love to be outside and interact with each other. Happiness and personal health go hand in hand, and the path to wellness takes many forms.

     Celadon was designed on a walkable scale to encourage healthy living and connect neighbors. Dedicated green spaces and manicured walking trails are located throughout the neighborhood’s real estate offerings to foster community engagement and give residents of all ages space to enjoy the natural surroundings and the warm Lowcountry weather. The freshwater ponds provide a wonderful setting for fishing or birdwatching, as they create a sanctuary for native wildlife.

     Ethan James, is an on-site real estate agent for Celadon. He states, “Our community revolves around a culture of wellness, and its heart is the Celadon Club and its multi-million dollar Wellness Center. There, the professionally trained staff create unique health and fitness plans for each member including yoga and pilates. We also have steam rooms and trained massage therapists to help with post-workout fatigue.  The Jr. Olympic size swimming pool is a favorite of members, even offering water aerobics during warm months. The Club staff know all of the members personally and they offer personalized programs depending on each person’s needs. There really is nothing else like this on Lady’s Island.”

     The amenities offered at Celadon are the Wellness Center, walking trails, fishing ponds, boat storage, a dog park and community garden.

     “Dawn Pemberton, Realtor and Sales and Marketing Coordionator for Celadon, and myself, are both here every day to serve our customers. We are both locals and there’s not much you can ask us that we can’t answer about this great place we are so fortunate to call home,” shares James.

     He adds, ” I’m at Celadon because I know, of all the communities I’ve shown my clients, this is by far the best value with the best master-plan in the Beaufort area. I immediately realized that Celadon offers the kind of amenities and value that my clients look for. Celadon’s location is really something special and when you combine that with the state-of-the-art wellness facility, the numerous green spaces and the overall value of homesite and build prices, it’s a total homerun. We welcome you to come by and visit Dawn and myself, we would love to show you the Celadon community.”

Dining Feature

1635 On The Avenue

Created With Passion

Story By Julie Hales     Photos By Paul Nurnberg

When Randy and Lorett Hayes moved to Beaufort to live out their retirement several years ago, Lorett just wasn’t ready for that. She has a passion, and her passion needed an outlet.

      Lorett loves making people happy….and her favorite vehicle to bring happiness to others is a plate of food. Food, good food, is her passion.

      “She can’t leave food alone,” says Randy, “She just wasn’t done.”  And, that was the beginning of her restaurant, 1635 on the Avenue.

      Opening a restaurant was not anything new to Lorett Hayes.  The couple had owned three others in the upstate prior to their move to Beaufort.

     They began with an old fashioned ice cream parlor, which later started serving lunch. With the addition of the lunch venue, it didn’t take long for Lorett to find her new love.  She recalls, “That’s when I got the passion for what I do. We are all given a gift. My gift is food.”

     The couple’s next adventure was a Bed and Breakfast which also housed a 65 seat dining room. Then, came another restaurant, which is where they decided to “retire” from.

      “Retire” was just not something Lorett was ready to do! “I thought we were done with the restaurant business, but I could see it coming, here we go again,” Randy said. And again, they did it…or, the correct statement would be, she did it.  He adds, “I am just an occasional handyman. This is her child and she has done such a great job raising it.”

     1635 on the Avenue is approaching their three year mark, and still going strong. Lorett says, “We have locals and tourists who come in to eat, mostly locals.  And, we have people who are still just finding us.”

     “Our customer base is so broad. We have customers who come from Callawassie Island, Spring Island, St Helena and as far away as Fripp and Hilton Head. It is quite humbling.  It is astounding that they drive that distance when there are other restaurants they can go to. Yet, they choose us. That’s pretty cool,” she adds.

     What’s even cooler than that is these customers are sending new customers. They are talking about the quality of food and great service they received at 1635 on the Avenue. And, that’s why they are still growing, quality food, great service, excellent price points and consistently good….consistency is a must.

      What will the sale of the port bring to 1635 on the Avenue? Randy says, “The sale will be great for Port Royal. When we were looking for property to buy for the restaurant, from a business stand point, we both felt Port Royal had the greatest potential. We knew it would change, by direction or fault, it had to with everything going on around it. We are delighted that the administration of Port Royal is on board to guide the town through growth.”

      Lorett adds, “I am ecstatic about it. When there was a gas station on every corner, where did you go? You went to the place where the guy knew your name and gave you the best service.  He took care of you, so you were faithful to him. It’s the same way with a restaurant or any other business.  When there’s one, it’s just going to bring more people to you when there is two or three more down the street.”

    It is very obvious that Lorett knows what her customers like. She is not just the owner, she is the chef. She has an excellent menu that has a great variety of starters, small plates, soups, salads and entrees. The customers have plenty to choose from. Her homemade Meatloaf is definitely a popular item, and the Ribeye Steak has been said to be the best steak in town.  But, the most popular items on the menu are Shrimp and Grits and the Grouper.

     Even though Lorett is in the kitchen making sure your dish is perfect before your server brings it out, she always finds time to come to your table and personally speak to you.  She wants to make sure that her customers are happy and nobody leaves 1635 with an issue.

     The menu does change periodically, and they always have a weekly special.  1635 on the Avenue is open four nights a week and there special is served all four nights.

      1635 on the Avenue may be a small restaurant, but it’s definitely one with BIG taste. It is a place you can feel comfortable…from dressy attire to shorts and flip flops. It is a place you can linger after a good meal and enjoy a conversation with your family or friends. It is comfortable.

      “I am just a girl with a passion. I love sharing the experience of 1635 on the Avenue with everyone, from our modest prices to our exceptional food quality. There is no greater joy to me than hearing a customer say that there meal was delicious,” states Lorett.

     She adds, “We serve dinner Wednesday through Saturday and we are no longer open for lunch.  We are not open on Sundays either. Reservations are appreciated, but not required.”

      1635 on the Avenue is located at 1635 Paris Avenue, Port Royal, South Carolina.  Their number is (843)379-0607.

     Call today for your reservation…experience southern comfort with a twist!

Welcome To Frogmore

Frogmore is an unincorporated community on St. Helena Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, along U.S. Route 21.

     Located halfway between Beaufort and Hunting Island State Park, the Frogmore area is primarily rural but is considered to be the commercial center of St. Helena Island. Frogmore is also the name of a plantation that has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The plantation is located off Seaside Road on Frogmore Manor Drive and is significant for its association with Laura Towne and Ellen Murray, the founders of Penn School.

     Frogmore is renowned for being home to the Penn School Historic District, known as Penn Center, a National Historic Landmark. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. studied and lectured at Penn Center during the formative years of his career as a civil rights leader. The museum at Penn Center is a noted cultural attraction and attracts tourists worldwide who are also interested in learning more about this region of the coastal Southeastern United States.

     Frogmore Stew, a popular Lowcountry dish originated in the Frogmore community.

     In addition to Frogmore Plantation and the Penn School Historic District, the Emanuel Alston House, Dr. York Bailey House, Coffin Point Plantation, Coffin Point Plantation Caretaker’s House, The Corner Packing Shed, The Corner Store and Office, Eddings Point Community Praise House, Fort Fremont Battery, Fort Fremont Hospital, Edgar Fripp Mausoleum, St. Helena Island Parish Church, Isaac Fripp House Ruins, The Green, Mary Jenkins Community Praise House, Lands End Road Tabby Ruins, The Oaks, Orange Grove Plantation, Pine Island Plantation Complex, Riverside Plantation Tabby Ruins, St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins, St. Helenaville Archaeological Site, Sams Plantation Complex Tabby Ruins, Robert Simmons House, and Tombee Plantation are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.          ~Wikipedia

Frogmore Culture

     A local dish that  residents of the Sea Islands have been enjoying for more years than anybody can count has become a favorite to some in other parts of South Carolina, and other states as well.

    Frogmore Stew, named by the natives of the coast, has become a household favorite.  This dish is a ritual for some as the main ingredient of their family “barbecue.” This folk dish is a highly seasoned stew of such combined ingredients as sausage and shrimp and crabs plus some other things like corn on the cob and potatoes.

The dish gets its name from a place that once  had only a post office on one side of the road and a two-story white country store on the other. Frogmore is the mailing address (ZIP code 29920) for the residents of St. Helena Island, one of the few islands on the South Carolina coast that are still relatively undiscovered.

A Drive Through Frogmore

     A day drive along the roads of St. Helena in South Carolina’s Lowcountry offers exciting original history, beautiful views, quaint shops and delicious food.

     You can spend all day driving the mere 14 miles loaded with live oaks dripping Spanish moss, glimpses of salt marshes and brilliant blue skies.You’ll meet the nicest people along the way and learn about the vibrant Gullah culture in a collection of historic buildings, known locally as “the corner.” The general area is also known as Frogmore named after a nearby plantation.

     Just down from “the corner” is another lovely historic building. Originally the Sea Island Cotton Exchange building, one of the front rooms used to be the post office for the area, it now houses MacDonald Marketplace. Now owned and operated by members of the Sanders family, this historic building has been completely restored and has a beautiful array of wares from local artisans.

     Next door to MacDonald Marketplace sits the Bella Luna Cafe, featuring delicious Italian cuisine.They now serve  breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything is made from scratch, nothing processed, frozen or from a can. They purchase all their  produce from the local farmers and their seafood from local fishermen and shrimpers. All  desserts are “made with love,” featuring multi-layer chocolate cake, cheesecake and Italian gelato!!

     Just down from them, past the red light sits Octopus and Bellavista.  They offer gift items, home decor, coastal accessories, gourmet foods, garden, bath, apparel, furnishings and other accessories, These two stores are owned by Lauren and Robbie Deloach. Lauren makes gorgeous furniture and is an accomplished artist. His furniture has a simple, powerful design and is in Bellavista nestled amongst the antiques and home decor items.

     And, back down the road, across from the Marketplace, you will find the Foolish Frog, another great restaurant.  They specialize in fresh seafood, smoked ribs and fire grilled steaks. They serve lunch and dinner…and they have a Sunday brunch menu. They are open year round. They also offer dining   outside on their deck where you can enjoy gorgeous sunsets and local entertainment.

Join MacDonald Marketplace, Bella Luna Cafe, Foolish Frog, Bella Vista and Octopuses and ‘Hop’ around the block for an evening full of local food and libations from Noon to 7pm on Saturday, October 28th.

Each local business will have some complimentary Lowcountry sea island food including our community’s namesake Frogmore stew, Pat Conroy’s pickled shrimp, gumbo and lots more. MacDonald Marketplace will be hosting a free wine tasting; live music hits the deck over at Foolish Frog from 6 to 9pm and each spot will be handing out candy to all the little trick or treaters all day long.

There’s lots of culture and tradition in Frogmore and you’re invited to come on by and experience some of it for yourself and get to know a few of the fantastic local businesses at the same time.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Noon to 7 pm

Sea Island Parkway & Martin Luther

King, Jr. Blvd, Frogmore SC