New local social network site launched

Bluffton resident Kim A. Schidrich has started Lowcountry Avenue, a free social networking blog website.

The site can help newcomers find a tennis partner, start a book club or suggest a "casual dinner, movie or travel companion," Schidrich says. People can also post "community announcements such as school and charity fundraisers or ask for philanthropist requests if you're having financial hardship."