Salt Marsh Cottages
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Community News

January 2018

                       Sunday Brunch: April 2, 2017


A Big Welcome to our New Neighbors:

SMC 105- Carrie Randall and James Jones

Our primary residence is in Charleston.  We both worked at the Medical University of South Carolina until we retired (or, in Carrie’s case, “re-retired”) last year.  James was in IT in the College of Health Professions, and Carrie was the Director of the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Addiction Sciences Division of the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine.   

We fell in love with Moss Creek from our first visit for a tennis function in 1999.  We sold our condo in Shipyard and bought a Golf Cottage in Moss Creek 17 years ago.  Over the years, we escaped for an occasional weekend to enjoy good friends on the island, excellent food and Friday happy hours at the clubhouse, competitive tennis throughout Hilton Head, and more recently, fantastic golf at the well-maintained Moss Creek courses.

Now that we are retired, we plan to spend more time in Moss Creek than in the past.

We are looking forward to getting more involved in Moss Creek tennis and golf activities, being able to attend more social functions at the clubhouse, and having time to get to know our new neighbors in SMC.  

Currently there are NO Salt Marsh Cottages on the market. However, there is one in foreclosure. Please contact a real estate agent for information. You can also peruse the Beaufort County site for the auction date:

Good Vibrations
The 60's Tribute held at the Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Check out the flower power! A great time was had by all!

Ann Nordstrom & Susan Carlson

                                                   Bo Oleksiuk, Joan Finlay, Carol Oleksiuk

                                                        Gabriele Hoffmann & Richard Coyne

                                                                 Carol & Bo Oleksiuk

Sunday Supper, SMC Get -Together on February 28, 2016. 

(Tom & Pam Finnie, Debora Voss, Tom Sanger, Carol & Bo Oleksiuk, Sheila Haigh, Jane Hill, Ken Haigh, and Debbie Kulick.)

Annual Moss Creek Picnic

After all the rain over the past few weeks, we were finally able to get a perfect evening for the annual Moss Creek picnic and official opening of Bostwick Point Park. The park, complete with doggie recreation area, has been redesigned and landscaped –- ideal for events like this.

More than 600 residents turned out for complementary BBQ, mac & cheese, coleslaw, buns and brownies – topped off with beer, wine, soda and water. Moss Creek employees eagerly staffed the event and Target (the popular band) played overlooking their dance platform and the salt marsh. Such a great view!

Unfortunately, many of our Salt Marsh Cottage group were not able to attend, since the picnic had been rescheduled to a weekday, Monday, Oct. 19. However, our SMC “crowd” joined in the festivities, hoping more of us had been able to be there.

The weather has cooled down and it was a nice crisp autumn evening to catch up with familiar friends and meet some new ones!

                                                                   (submitted by Linda Gillet --- SMC 133

Enjoying the fun (l. to r.) are Pam and Tom Finnie, Rita Lemoine, Linda Gillet and
Debora Voss

Bob Barr (l.) hanging out with some of his tennis buddies.

The new Bostwick Point Park, approaching the park from Moss Creek Drive.

Past News Stories:
Salt Marsh Cottages in the News:
The Island Packet dedicated the front page of the real estate section to our community on Sunday, April 5. The articles were written by our own Gregory Vaughn and Island Packet reporter, Melinda Copp. To read the articles in their entirety, click on the links below:
Good Design is Worth Celebrating: 

Timeless Design: 

                   Salt Marsh Cottages 35th Anniversary Celebration

Wow! Do the Salt Marsh Cottages know how to have a celebration party!

Our 35th Anniversary on Sunday, April 12 was an overwhelming, standing-room-only celebration attended by a crowd that came from Sea Pines all the way out to Sun City and beyond! More than 130 guests packed Bostwick Pavilion to join us in a gala appreciation of the innovative and eco-friendly architecture and community setting of our 42 Salt Marsh Cottages. 

Attendees were treated to light refreshments overlooking the tidal waters of Mackay Creek. A video presentation and photographic and other graphic displays showcased some of the history, original construction, natural setting and some individual interior renovations of our cottages.

Highlights of the afternoon included introductions and comments from both the original architect of the cottages, Jakie Lee, and the original builder, Charlie Johnson, of Johnson/Dulaney Builders on Hilton Head Island. They spoke about the experience of building our Salt Marsh Cottages – the first project they worked on together in the late 1970’s.

Salt Marsh Cottage Board President, Tom Forrest,  and Treasurer, Jeff Eley, provided valuable commentary re: architecture and strength and continuing accomplishments of the SMC community POA.

A question & answer session followed, with a subsequent two-hour walking tour of the cottages. Four cottages were open for touring, two of which are currently on the market (at time of publication). These cottages represented various remodeling styles and floorplans. We thank those owners for welcoming visitors into their homes. 

And thanks to individual owners who took the time to enhance the neighborhood with flowering spring shrubs and flowers, along with the well-groomed common areas.

We were fortunate to have a SUPER public relations program, highlighted by two full articles (not advertisements) in the Island Packet, 4-color invitations mailed to cottage residents and local realtors, plus features in our own Moss Creek Advocate and This Week at the Creek.

And special thanks to the SMC Anniversary team and volunteers for the hours and efforts to pull it all together and present a 1st class celebration!

The immediate response from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, most acknowledging they were unaware of the cottages’ existence and natural beauty. The long-term effects of the event can only be positive for everyone – residents and visitors alike!

                                                                                                            ----Linda Gillet, SMC #133 

Featured Recipe:
Asparagus Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Submitted by Carol Oleksiuk

1/4 teaspoon each: onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, poultry seasoning.
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pork tenderloin (about 1#)
1 cup water
7-10 fresh asparagus spears. trimmed

1. In a small bowl, combine seasonings and set aside.  Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of pork tenderloin to within 1/2" of bottom.  Open so meat lies flat; cover with plastic wrap; flatten to
1/4' thickness. Remove plastic wrap, rub 1/2 teaspoon seasoning mix over inside of tenderloin.
2. In a large non-stick skillet, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus, cover and cook 2 minutes.  Drain and immediately place asparagus in
ice water; drain, pat dry.  
Place asparagus lengthwise over 
3. Fold meat over asparagus, starting with long side and secure with kitchen string. Rub remaining seasoning over meat.  Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until a meat
thermometer reads 160 degrees, turning occasionally.  Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Yields 4 servings.

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