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A Note from Lisa Sulka

A Note from Lisa Sulka

Christmas Parade Applications, Holiday Events to Look Forward To It’s the season to apply to be in the Bluffton fifty-first Christmas parade. The parade application is live on the town’s website, townofbluffton.sc.gov, and applications will be accepted until Friday,...

A Note from Mayor McCann

A Note from Mayor McCann

Town Expands Community Code Enforcement Team Everyone wants to feel safe in the community where they live—not just from a law enforcement standpoint. We also want to experience safety from a quality-of-life perspective and through measures the Town Council puts in...

Lowcountry Vetreprenuers: Five veteran entrepreneurs share their secrets to translating military training into business success

Lowcountry Vetreprenuers: Five veteran entrepreneurs share their secrets to translating military training into business success

Before venturing out into entrepreneurship, many tried and true methods of preparation are available on the road to owning a business. You can gain experience as an employee or gain an MBA. But one path to becoming the boss flies stealthily under the radar: the United States military.

Return of the King: As The Lowcountry’s Technology King, Tyler Dykes fights to keep his kingdom safe from the scourge of ransomware, spyware and hackers.

Return of the King: As The Lowcountry’s Technology King, Tyler Dykes fights to keep his kingdom safe from the scourge of ransomware, spyware and hackers.

When Tyler Dykes first launched his business, Technology King of the Lowcountry, the aim was simple: provide the utmost in IT services to the Lowcountry. Setting up networks, troubleshooting technical problems, installing smart home infrastructure to automate people’s...

Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Seemingly festive, soulful and uplifting, the word “holiday” comes from the Old English words “hālig” meaning holy and “dæg” meaning day. But for a great many of us, the word holiday means an obligation to tradition. For some of us, that obligation is associated with...

Editor’s Note: November 2022

Editor’s Note: November 2022

Thankful for the Experiences This magazine has always been a gateway to new experiences for me. Every month as we embark on filling 132 blank pages, I learn things about what is happening in our neighborhoods and towns. While our team comes up with most of the article...

The Greatest Generation, Part One

The Greatest Generation, Part One

In 2009, shortly after my Aunt Madeline died, my Uncle Al Pohlig wrote a letter to his (then) nine great grandchildren, which was then shared with his many nieces and nephews as well. It was a brief (he considered 17 pages brief) history of their lives, a gift as we grew older, so that, in his words, we would “know something about us and what shaped our lives and made us the way we are.”
Uncle Al passed this summer at age 97. His goal of being the last living World War II veteran wasn’t realized, but he has left a lasting impression and a story for the ages.
This is his story, told in his voice, interpreted by me, his great-niece who grew up lucky to be surrounded by “Uncle Al,” his humor, his quirks (only buy American), and his stories.