Love is in the air

1 min read

Valentine’s Day was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 14, and in keeping with tradition, The Chocolate Tree was the hub of activity for purchases of pralines, chocolate turtles, jelly beans, boxes of chocolates and one of the local favorites — chocolate covered strawberries from Dempsey Farms on St. Helena Island.

Photo above: Linda Henley sorts through seemingly endless rows of jelly beans during a busy Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb.14. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Three special little Valentines were delivered last Thursday to the Beaufort Memorial Collins Birthing Center. Meet Eliza Pineda, daughter of Susan Medina and Gabriel Pineda of Beaufort; Zyir Shabazz, son of Davies Singleton and Aamir Shabazz of Beaufort; and Aylani Maldonada, daughter of Rocia Jimenez Diaz and Antonio Maldonado of Bluffton – all born on February 14. Congratulations to moms, dads and their precious Valentine’s Day babies!

Latest from Blog


Woman’s love of Beaufort redeemed I love Beaufort, because of the people. My daughter and I…