By Peggy Chandler
Mary Ann and Ski Cieplowski, Rivers Court, who last year at this time, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, have other things to celebrate this year. The Cieplowski’s have six grandchildren of whom they are very proud and pleased to share their accomplishments. Grandson Christian Paglialonga will begin Coast Guard Officer training in July; his brother Enzo will depart in June to attend the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Tyler Cieplowski, will attend USCB Bluffton in September, while his cousin, Timmy Cieplowski, will embark on his third year at USC Columbia. Timmy’s sister Megan is a member of the Beaufort High School Varsity Softball team and plans to participate in playoffs. Not to be left out is Matthew who not only plays for the Beaufort Breeze Travel baseball team he also participates with PAL. As you can see, the Cieplowski family is very accomplished with many reasons to be proud.
The April meeting of the Royal Pines Garden Club met at the home of Trish Vanderspiegel. At the meeting, Betsi and Rob Hilton led an informative discussion about hypertufa. The Hilton’s design and create containers using various products including styrofoam and crushed oyster shells. They shared their knowledge and their unique designs with the ladies of the garden club. If you are interested in joining the Royal Pines Garden Club, please contact Marie Spencer-379-5136. The next meeting is May 11 when there will be a yearend luncheon and dedication of the Garden Quilt.
Marie Spencer (who lives on Thomas Sumter) has been busy the past few weeks. Marie hosted a large family gathering at her home including her daughter Michelle and her family along with her son Mike and his extended family. After taking in the sights of Beaufort, the family traveled to Port Canaveral, Florida where they departed on a cruise to Bahamas.
The Royal Readers met to discuss their book choice for April, “Kindred” by Octavia Butler. Book club members gave the book an excellent review and recommendation.
Note to the Royal Pines gentleman: If you are looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the woman in your life, here is an idea for you. I spent an enjoyable hour this past week with Karen Clymer, L.E., at MediMorphosis in Port Royal. Karen is a knowledgeable esthetician who offers customized facials along with many other skin care treatments and services. Give Karen a call at 843-368-0997.
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