Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

MC RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RECEIVES ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT DONATION

The American Heart Association said MC Riley Elementary School received an athletic equipment donation from Southern Coast Heart Ball sponsor Enmarket. The American Heart Association’s Move More initiative, which encourages physical activity for better physical and mental health, kicked off in April.

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STEWART CINK CAPTURES HIS 3RD RBC HERITAGE TITLE

Stewart Cink is an RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing champion — again. With a final round 1-under par 70, Cink cruised to his third Heritage championship at Harbour Town Golf Links. He finished at 19-under overall to secure a four-shot victory.

He bested Harold Varner III and Emiliano Grillo.

SAMANTHA

Age: 2 years old
Gender: Female
Weight: 45 pounds
Breed: Bully breed
Temperament: Needs a family who is patient because she is timid but loving.

SHEPHERDS CARE OFFERS A PLACE OF ‘EXTREME’ HOSPITALITY FOR PASTORS, MISSIONARIES

After more than two decades in ministry, Paul Cheshier, a pastor at First Bible Church in Decatur, Ala., was feeling exhausted — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

It’s a common occurrence among pastors and other clergy members, who give all they have to serve others. They have to deal with horrible situations and keep it all confidential, which over time can lead to feelings of discouragement and burnout.

LOWCOUNTRY A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PATTI CALLAHAN

For New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Patti Callahan, the Lowcountry is both inspiration and backdrop to many of her novels.

Nestled in her Palmetto Bluff home, she points to the comfy, white chair in her living room saying, “I do a lot of writing there.”

She also points to her dining room table and screened-in porch.

TEACHING KIDS GOOD SAVING HABITS LEADS TO GREATER FINANCIAL STABILITY

According to an Experian review of the first quarter of 2019, the average debt held by Generation Z, those between the age of 18 and 22, have an average debt of $2,057. This constituted an 11 percent increase since the same quarter one year prior, indicating credit card use, at least by young adults, may be on the rise.  

DEDICATED MOTHERS

Women who protect the community and care for their families.

1. THE GREENERY NAMES NEW COO

Ken Thomas has been promoted to chief of operations at The Greenery. During his 30-year career, Thomas has owned and operated three landscape companies including Scapes Group in Atlanta. 

WHEN TO BEGIN TAKING SOCIAL SECURITY

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

This is the $64,000 question. Making the right decision for you can have a meaningful impact on your financial income in retirement.

Before considering how personal circumstances and objectives may play into your decision, it may be helpful to preface that discussion with an illustration of how benefits may differ based upon the age at which you commence taking Social Security.

FOR CLOSE TO 25 YEARS, JEFF HERRIN HAS HELPED NOVICE AND ELITE PIANISTS STAY IN TUNE

He is one of the most revered musical technicians in the South, the behind-the-scenes secret weapon for local staples like The Jazz Corner, The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition to industry titans like George Shearing, Harry Connick Jr., and Bruce Hornsby.

JAMES & CALAY SWIFT, HUSBAND & WIFE, SHARE LOVE OF THE SPORT

When a married couple shares the same line of work, and it’s one that revolves around competition, there’s bound to be some tension, and the stakes can be high. 

When husband-and-wife golf pros James and Calay Swift had more time to hone their game, a date with the dishes was often on the line. But those days are gone, replaced by new concerns like who is going to get the kids to practice or round up dinner. 

WEICHERT REALTORS WELCOMES THREE NEW AGENTS

Jonathan Boatright, Cristin Calvi, and Chris Castro have joined Weichert Realtors as agents.

Boatright, who will work out of the Hilton Head office, earned a communications degree from the University of South Carolina. He’s a recent graduate from the Hilton Head Real Estate School.

HOME-BASED LIFESTYLES INFLUENCING KITCHEN & BATH TRENDS 

Designs that accommodate the COVID-induced lifestyle of working and learning from home are the latest trends in kitchens and baths.

“Most of our customers are working from home or helping their families with remote learning,” said Andy Johnson, CEO of StoneWorks, in written responses to questions about kitchen and bath trends. “We’re seeing more kitchen designs with open layouts and plenty of countertop space. Customers also want a kitchen that’s easy to keep clean and take care of.”

THE PERFECT SUMMER GARDEN

A flourishing garden makes for a cheerful grower. We invited local landscape and nursery experts to impart their green-thumb wisdom on healthy soil, proper moisture and the best way to harness that balmy Lowcountry sun.

“When first starting out, you need to know your sunlight,” says Bruno Landscape and Nursery manager Jordan Bruno. “After that, we just have fun exploring ideas.”

PLANNING A PERFECT REHEARSAL DINNER

In 2020 many engaged couples said “I do” to postponing their nuptials until 2021. Now that couples are revisiting their wedding plans, celebratory events like the rehearsal dinner are getting a COVID-friendly makeover.

“Now, venues that are doing events have had to start thinking outside of the box as to how they can safely host while protecting the guests and their staff,” said Beth Anderson, Director of Events for Sea Pines Country Club. “One such option is to have the event outside.”

REVAMPING YOUR PLANS DURING A PANDEMIC

What do you do when you’ve paid $60,000 for a wedding that’s supposed to take place in five days and a pandemic threatens to bring everything to a halt? 

Aimee Fennessey, local wedding planner and owner of Amanda Rose Weddings, says, “Modify!”

Bento Boxes. Tiny toasts. Custom sneakers.

As the saying goes: Necessity is the mother of invention.

Bridal trends for 2021 are no exception. Everything from crowd size to fashion choices reflects the aftermath of COVID-19’s appearance. Nevertheless, hope and flexibility have prevailed.