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Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

LOCAL, COUNTRY & STATE RACER

By James A. Mallory

Lowcountry voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether Congressional District 1 stays Republican or flips back to the Democrats. On Hilton Head Island, voters will choose a new mayor from among four candidates. Other state races include governor, U.S. Senator and a State School Superintendent.

DAVID LAUDERDALE RECEIVES PEGGY MAY INSPIRATION AWARD

The Board of the Foundation of Educational Excellence presented the 2022 Peggy May Inspiration Award to David Lauderdale for his “creativity, contributions, and passion throughout the Beaufort County communities over many decades as a journalist.” Lauderdale is a retired senior editor and columnist at The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. He served as Hilton Head Island’s St. Patrick’s Parade grand marshal in 2019.

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra 2022-2023 season will include concert pairs of the nine Orchestra Series programs, free outdoor Symphony Under The Stars Pops concerts, and Hilton Head International Piano Competition. The HHSO will offer the Coastal Home Supper Club series and a new Gullah Cultural Series at its intimate performance space, SoundWaves at Coligny Plaza.

The town is All About Having A Good Time

WELCOME TO NASHVILLE

There’s magic in Music City. 

Nashville, Tenn., is full of attractions and has its own unique personality, but music is its heart.

GET SPOOKED BY THESE STEPHEN KING CLASSICS

BY ANTHONY GARZILLI

For more than 50 years Stephen King has been the master of writing chilling and gripping tales. A legendary horror writer, King’s novels and stories are a go-to for a good scare. Here are a few of our favorite spine-tingling tales.

A GHOULISH GUIDE TO CARVING

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

The spooky season of Halloween is a time when temperatures drop, but in our area the humidity likes to linger. Carving a pumpkin is a fun tradition. Here are some carving tips and tricks to ensure your pumpkin stays delightfully terrifying throughout the holiday.

This month, Monthly puts a spotlight on local men who make a difference. From business, medicine, real estate, dining and development, these profiles showcase their success stories. The men discuss their background, motivation, and the distinct approaches they’ve taken to thrive. Their influence is valued and has made a positive impact in our communities. 

JUST CUSHIONS & HILTON HEAD FURNITURE CO.

By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Ritterbeck Photography

Toward the back of Just Cushions, within the stunning new furniture showroom marking the Hilton Head Furniture Co., you’ll find one item that is conspicuously out of place. Arrayed throughout, the furniture on display reflects the elegance and style of contemporary Lowcountry design. It’s a delightfully refined modern motif, which makes the antique sewing machine on the back wall stand out even more.

SACAPALABRAS

By Barry Kaufman | Photos by Rob Kaufman at Peaceful Henry’s

Some leading men are born to find one overarching passion in their life and follow it with dogged determination, never straying from their appointed path. Some leading men, however, are more diversified. We call them things like “serial entrepreneurs” and marvel at their seemingly bottomless ability to find their next passion, and their steadfast dedication to keeping so many irons in so many fires.

UNDERSTAND THE CHANGES FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

By Thomas Dowling

Anyone who has been through the application process applying for financial aid for college recognizes that it is a frustrating and confusing process.

ART LEAGUE OF HILTON HEAD CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

BY VICKIE MCINTYRE | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

Live Art. Love Art. Learn Art. That’s the motto of Art League of Hilton Head, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary and hosting a celebratory gala at the end of the month.

BY AMY BARTLETT | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

RED PIANO ART GALLERY TAKES EACH PIECE TO HEART

Art has the power to make us feel. At the Red Piano Art gallery in Bluffton, it’s not just the works themselves, but the knowledge and personal passion of owners Ben and Lyn Whiteside that invariably make every guest — from curious to collector to curator — take every piece to heart.

COLLINS GROUP REALTY DONATES TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Collins Group Realty’s philanthropy program, 200th Home Sale for Charity, recently rewarded five charities, with River Ridge Academy Foundation, earning the grand prize of $4,000. A total of $10,000 was awarded. Second place winner, Turtle Trackers, was awarded a donation of $3,000.

Imaginative display ideas for your porch

BY DEAN ROWLAND

Porches are built for comfort, relaxation, socializing, decorating, and enjoying the early morning and late afternoon Lowcountry breezes.

But they don’t have to be boring aesthetically, especially in October for Halloween and November for Thanksgiving. Imaginative displays of the season turn the ordinary porch into a masterful display of crafts, decorations, and organic home-grown plants and flowers. Colorful, earthy and quirky — anything goes.

WEICHERT REALTORS HIRES 2 AGENTS

Terri Cucinotta and Jennifer Burns Hill have been hired at Weichert Realtors as agents.

RYAN | WIECHERT WEDDING

Kelly Ryan and Scott Wiechert were recently married in Savannah, Georgia at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They had their reception at Bethesda Academy. Kelly and Scott met in Savannah at rooftop bar, The Grove. Scott proposed to Kelly in her hometown of Hilton Head Island in front of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Scott is a Marine Scientist in the U.S. Coast Guard and Kelly is the VP & Marketing Director at her family’s business Weichert, Realtors®- Coastal Properties.

Couple enjoys memorable Coastal Discovery Museum wedding

BY JESSICA FARTHING | PHOTOS BY CHLOE GIANCOLA

Hannah and Carl Casalbore met in the summer of 2018, a chance encounter when Carl was visiting friends at the same apartment complex. He caught Hannah’s eye while she lounged at the pool watching him play with some children. She had the idea the kids belonged to the couple near him, so she struck up a conversation.

WHAT’S TRENDING IN WEDDING RINGS

BY NINA GREENPLATE 

Engagement rings are as unique as the couples who are betrothed. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind expression, with today’s design choices more brilliant than ever, from elegantly simple, to bold and prominent.