Abberly Pointe Apartment Homes

100 Ashton Pointe Boulevard, Beaufort, SC 29906
Call: 844-820-6515 Email UsAbberlyPointe.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P - 5P

$963-$1233

Apartment Homes Beaufort SC Blog

The Gullah Festival of South Carolina in Historic Beaufort

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Gullah Festival of South Carolina celebrates and recognizes the history, customs, cultures, language and accomplishments of the African Americans of the Lowcountry. This celebration of Lowcountry culture and heritage is highlighted with authentic arts and crafts, exhibits in the Black Inventions Museum, Gullah presentations, music, workshops, dance and regional foods. Gullah is more than simply the language and name of a people. It encompasses the essence of struggle, spirituality, perseverance and tradition.

Festival activities will commence Friday, May 27th and will end on Sunday, May 29th. The festival is always held on the weekend leading up to Memorial Day Monday. The 2011 festival, which is the 25th, will be held at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park with additional venues throughout Historical Beaufort.

The first year of the festival in Beaufort was 1986. There were approximately thirty-five people in attendance. The festival has been in existence for 24 years now and has had up to as many as 70 thousand people in attendance over the course of a three day period.

The Gullah Festival is family oriented and has become an excellent destination and weekend activity for  all types of friendly gatherings. The festival is planning to have an excellent line up of entertainment for you and the activities include such entertainment as, jazz, blues, reggae, gospel, storytelling, dance, arts & crafts, delicious food, vendors market, educational forums, teen summits, beauty pageant, art shows, museum displays, dances and plays. Also, this year, there will be something different: an adult Jazz Club setting on Friday Night from 9p – 12a.


Beaufort Family on Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ABC aired an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition that honors a hero’s family. Last January, during a “visit” via satellite at the Marine Base Station in Beaufort, SC, both the Dickinson’s were told they were to be the recipients of a new house. You see, while Staff Sgt. Bill Dickinson is serving over in Afghanistan, his wife India is home in Beaufort taking care of their five kids and dealing with a house that has suffered structural damage from past flooding.

A 17-year Marine, the Staff Sgt. was deployed overseas late last year, which means he’s unable to maintain the home and deal with a worsening mold problem, making the home unsafe for his wife and children ages 1 to 16, especially 1-year old Sophie who uses a respirator due to allergy problems. So, in his stead, Ty and the team have stepped in to not only fix the problem, but eradicate it by bulldozing their ranch style home to create a safe, much larger home, for this military family. The Dickinson’s took off to Walt Disney World in Orlando to enjoy a once in a lifetime all expenses paid family vacation. The marines, along with countless friends, neighbors, and relatives joined H2 Builders to build, decorate, and furnish this beautiful house for a great family.

In addition to the new home, the family's five children were given scholarships to attend the College of Charleston.
The children would have to be accepted into the college before receiving the funds. The family would only be responsible for room and board.

Information for this article from cmr.com and ABCnews4


The Barrier Islands of Beaufort are a Great Way to Spend the Day Outside

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 10, 2011

There are many things to do out and around Beaufort, South Carolina. This is a beautiful area with beautiful scenery and beautiful weather, so get outside. The barrier islands of northern Beaufort County are famous for their beautiful, unspoiled, white-sandy shorelines. Spend the day building castles or catching rays at The Sands in Port Royal or Hunting Island State Park, honored as one of the “Top 10 Beaches in America” by Trip Advisor in 2008.

One of the most beautiful beaches in Beaufort County is The Sands, a peninsula jutting into the Beaufort River. This is a perfect spot to spend a relaxing day on or by the water.

The Sands is a free, drive-on beach and boat ramp. The shoreline is plentiful with aquatic life. There is a boardwalk stretching along the marshy shore next to the beach and boat ramp. A protected reef along the walkway harbors an oyster colony, and an observation tower offers views of the islands between Port Royal and the ocean.

There are a lot of fishers here of its proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway and boaters looking to go fishing, shrimping, crabbing or just to enjoy a day out on the water won't be disappointed. In a county full of coastline, islands and waterways, The Sands is one of the few free beaches in northern Beaufort County. There also are not usually a lot of people. So get outside, enjoy the weather and the scenery and relax.


Win $10,000 Cash and Free Rent for Being Roommate of the Year

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Apartments.com is searching for America's BEST roommate. Right now they are holding the 3rd annual Roommate of the Year Contest. Guess what the lucky winner will receive? The outstanding roommate will be the winner of FREE Rent for a Year plus $10,000 cash.

Could the next Roommate of the Year be living at Ashton Pointe? We think so because the best apartment home communities have the best residents! But, you only have until June 13, 2011 to submit your video entry to www.RoommateOfTheYear.com for a shot at living rent free! For the third year, Apartments.com is searching for acts of roommate excellence. Submit a video of 2 minutes or less, illustrating what makes you America's most desirable roommate and you could walk away with FREE Rent for a Year, $10,000 in cold, hard cash, a year membership to FreeCreditScore.com and the coveted title of Roommate of the Year.

Calling all Ashton Pointe residents! To register, visit www.RoommateOfTheYear.com for full details on the Contest and to view previous Hall of Fame entries for inspiration like the one below from 2010!


The Blue Angels at the Beaufort Air Show

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Blue Angels are returning to Beaufort to celebrate 100 Years of Naval Aviation at the 2011 Marine Corps Air Station on April 29 & May 1. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will host nearly 150,000 people at the 2011 Beaufort Air Show. There is no cost to the general public to attend the show.

The show will showcase naval aviation at its best with a demonstration by the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels! Joining them will be the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the Geico Skytypers, the Disabled American Veterans Flight Team, Red Eagle Air Sports and Aerobatics Champion Patty Wagstaff along with other top performers.

The Air Show has two missions; to promote Marine Corps and Navy recruiting efforts and to say "thank-you" to the members of the surrounding communities who support the men and women who serve this nation.

Bring the family for this exciting and entertaining show. There will also be a variety of Warbirds and static displays, a Business Expo and a Mobile Mountain kid’s zone. Parking, admission and blanket seating are free for all shows.
 


Soft Shell Crab Festival in Beaufort South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Festivals are among the things we do best in the Beaufort region where we find any opportunity to celebrate. Locals regularly take to the streets, parks and waterways to enjoy life with the special varieties of cuisine, entertainment, arts and activities which define the friendly community of Beaufort, South Carolina and our customs. Did you know that Beaufort, South Carolina has been voted the “Best Small Southern Town” – Southern Living Magazine.

One of the top festivals of the year is Soft Shell Crab Festival. This year, the 8th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival in Port Royal, Sat April 23rd from 12 – 5 pm  is an annual event. In the Town of Port Royal where old fashioned fun is the style in the streets of the Old Village has numerous shopping and dining choices. Join us for a festival fun day with our famous "Soft Shell Crabs", food and craft vendors, entertainment and lots of other venues. Admission is FREE!

There will be plenty of soft shell crab and you can enjoy them any way you like them, plus burgers, BBQ and more; including icy cold beverages on tap. Visit our local shops and stop by to see your favorite festival artisans and crafters.  You will also see classic cars, explore the Estuarium to learn how a healthy estuarine system makes it possible to enjoy the bounty of crab and seafood found in our local waters. Take a walking tour of the town, including the Port Royal Museum, housed in the historic Union Church. We invite you to spend a day with us in the Village… Come enjoy the festival that locals and visitors look forward to all year long!

Port Royal was voted “Coolest Small Town” – Budget Travel Magazine


Visit the Kazoobie Kazoo Factory!

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 24, 2011

If you’ve ever wondered where kazoos came from, how they’re made, and why so many people love to play them, then you’re in the right place!

A Kazoobie Kazoo Factory tour is only $2 and your kazoo is included! You’ll be humming (or playing your kazoo) all the way home! Self guided tours are free (but you don’t get a kazoo).

Kazoobie’s business is doing great! They’ve received the Excellence in Free Enterprise Award last year and were have been selected as one of the Top 75 Blue Ribbon Small Businesses in America this year.

Kazoobie Kazoos manufactures the best quality kazoos and distrubutes them all over the world! They make kazoos in every color in the spectrum and they even offer other American musical instruments.

Jack Vance playing the banjo and Kazoo

Even American sci-fi and fantasy novelist Jack Vance plays the kazoo!

In their online store, you can order plastic kazoos, the Humbucker electric kazoo and amps, the Wazoo, custom colors kazoos, and wedding kazoos!

You can also order metal kazoos, gold plated kazoos, and yummy chocolate kazoos (you can’t play these, only eat them).

Kazoobie offers instruments other than kazoos, too. Folk instruments like the ocarina, mouth harp, and washboards from the only remaining washboard company in America!

You can start your own complete folk band just with instruments from Kazoobie!

Even looking at all the instruments puts you in a musical mood and makes you want to play them.

Kazoobie Kazoo Factory is located at 12 John Galt Road in Beaufort. You can visit them from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday!

kazoo player

Even this girl likes kazoos! Can you get a kazoo like this? Yes you can!

Jack Vance photo: Wikipedia.org

Trumpet kazoo photo: .A.A./flickr


55th Annual Spring Tour of Homes

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Join St. Helena’s Women of the Parish for the 55th Annual Spring Tour of Homes. On April 8th, from 5: 30 to 8:30 p.m., take a candlelit tour of homes in the Historic Point Neighborhood. There will be refreshments at the reception.

home in Beaufort, SC

Beaufort is full of beautiful, historic homes.

St. Helena’s Women of the Parish have been holding the Spring Tour of homes since 1956 in order to raise funds for a new Parish house. Now visitors from all over North America come to see these historic homes.

white home in Beaufort, SC

The Spring Tour of Homes is a great chance to walk through some gorgeous homes!

You may reserve your tickets online or purchase them at the check-in table at the Parish Church of St. Helena on the day of the tour.


Beaufort Dog at Habersham

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 18, 2011
white dog wearing american flag bandana

I'm proud to be a Beaufort Dog!

Beaufort Dog at Habersham offers a doggie daycare, boarding, grooming, and training services. You’ll be hard pressed to find a doggie daycare that offers all of those features!

It’s important to send your dog to the right places. You want your dog to be treated like family, but you also want him or her to have fun!

When you need to go run some errands, drop your dog off early and they’ll give him or her a nice bath with all the trimmings!

When you’re at work or on vacation and you can’t give your pooch all the love it needs, the staff at Beaufort Dog will make sure your dog has a blast and is treated like royalty!

The daycare is headed by a professional behaviorist, so your dog will get optimum play and discipline. By the time you come to get your pet, they will be all played out!

Visit Beaufort Dog at Habersham online to find out more about this great doggy daycare!

Image: photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


Sheldon Church Ruins in Beaufort

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, March 16, 2011
view of Sheldon Church

Many beautiful weddings are held at the old Sheldon Church

William Wordsworth drew inspiration from the ruins at Tintern Abbey in Britain. The Old Sheldon Church has this kind of impact when you see it in person—breathtaking, picturesque, and peaceful. The Church was built in the mid 18th century by William Bull whose  Newberry Plantation bordered the church grounds.

During the Revolutionary War, Sheldon Church was set on fire and rebuilt in the remaining walls in 1826. Thirty-nine years later, Sherman’s troops burned the church for a second time, and it was never repaired again.

After Sherman’s army left, the people in the surrounding towns gutted the inside of the church to rebuild their own homes.

Visit these beautiful ruins and see a piece of Beaufort history.

Visit South Carolina’s Information Highway to find directions to the Old Sheldon Church.

view of Sheldon Church

Sheldon Church is Beaufort's Tintern Abbey!



Abberly Pointe Apartment Homes

100 Ashton Pointe Boulevard, Beaufort, SC 29906

Call: 844-820-6515
Email UsAbberlyPointe.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: CLOSED

$963-$1233