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Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

When we spoke in mid-April, with opening day of Lowcountry Fresh Market and Café looming at some point in May, owners Andy and Cindy Rolfe were miles apart, but were as close as ever. 

With buzzsaws and hammers very audible on the conference call, Andy was holding down the fort on the active construction site that would (cross fingers) be fully operational within a month. On the other line, Cindy was driving back from Georgia where she’d just wrapped up a meeting with a hog farmer. 

KAPPA DELTA BEACH WALK RAISES MONEY FOR CAPA 

The Low Country Kappa Delta Alumnae chapter raised nearly $1,600 for the Child Abuse Prevention Association of Beaufort (CAPA). Thirty KDs, their friends and families walked together on Hilton Head’s Coligny Beach. More than 50 individuals, families and teams also walked “virtually” or in their own neighborhoods. The fundraiser also raised nearly $400 for National Kappa Delta’s Shamrock Project in support of Prevent Child Abuse America. To date, Kappa Deltas have donated more than $26 million to prevent child abuse in this country. 

BRIDGE AT CALHOUN PROJECT AIMS TO EMPOWER ENTREPRENEURS

When Matt Cunningham left the corporate world, he was determined to do something different — and make a difference. 

By this time next year, he intends to deliver on that goal. 

Cunningham is the developer behind the Bridge at Calhoun, a decidedly different project taking shape at the corner of Calhoun and Bridge streets in Old Town Bluffton. 

An assortment of ideas for the perfect present for dad.

THE LOWCOUNTRY IS FULL OF THINGS TO DO. HERE ARE A FEW FAVORITES.

From sun, sand and surf, to thrilling indoor activities and plenty of shopping, the Lowcountry is packed with adventures. Monthly has you covered this summer with an endless to-do list. With the summer in full gear, we offer some things to do that are fun for the whole family. A quick internet search will provide you with the latest information on all the hottest – and coolest – spots.

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RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH WELCOMES MEMBERS WITH OPEN ARMS

Michael and Andrea Faber moved across the country to be a part of Resurrection Christian Community Church. 

Michael had started attending the Hilton Head Island church 11 years ago, after meeting and becoming good friends with the church’s senior pastor, Len Stubbs. He attended the church on Spanish Wells Road for almost a year before moving to Las Vegas for work. After seven years there, he moved to Michigan to be closer to his mother. 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE SENIOR CLASS OF 2021

Monthly recognizes seniors from the area’s high schools. 

JIMMY DELOACH JR. HONORS DAUGHTER WITH FOUNDATION IN HER NAME

On the morning of April 22, 2015, seven Georgia Southern University nursing students were heading to St. Joseph's/Candler in Savannah for their last day of clinical rotations when they were involved in a horrific seven-vehicle wreck on I-16. Five of them did not survive. 

The father of one of those nursing students decided to turn the tragedy into good. After all, his daughter’s favorite Bible verse was Romans 8:28, which says, “All things work together for good for those who love God.”

INDUSTRY LEADER GREG PARKER MOTIVATED TO CONTINUE TO MAKE AN IMPACT

With 28 stores in South Carolina, including 13 in Beaufort County and 69 stores overall throughout Georgia and South Carolina, Greg Parker has seen his convenience store company grow exponentially. 

Growth and expansion have always driven Parker since he opened the first Parker’s in Midway, Ga., in 1976. The company has grown by 20 to 24 percent a year for 22 straight years — and the limits will continue to be pushed. 

MAXIMIZE YOUR SALE PRICE AND POST-SALE WEALTH

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” 

This is a quote by one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, and it is still relevant today. It is our experience that most entrepreneurs do not have a formal plan to ensure they maximize the value of their business. We also find of the business owners who have put plans in place, many do not consider how to maximize their post-sale personal wealth. 

HOW DATA CAN HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CAREER DECISION

Finding the best career for you can be a challenge, but science is helping make those decisions a little bit easier.

Through a mix of assessments, professional development leaders can help you find the path to a perfect career. These assessments help a professional development expert understand a person’s strengths and help guide them to reach their professional goals.

HOUSE PLANTS THAT FLOURISH AT HOME

Beautiful, and functional, indoor greenery can improve your home space, enhance your mood and purity the air with popular options that will have you breathing easy. 

“Every plant is different, just like every child is different,” said certified master gardener and Hilton Head’s The Greenery greenhouse supervisor Erin Carpenter.

TIPS FOR A STYLISH AND ENJOYABLE LIVING SPACE

With every home we design, we think through how we interact with the outdoors, how we extend our living and entertaining spaces beyond the walls of our houses, how we ease ourselves into the landscape. 

Life on the southern coast is an indoor/outdoor life for most of the year, so it’s important to determine how best to use our outdoor spaces, and the elements of design that connect the interior with the exterior.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SPACE 

Garages, once a utilitarian afterthought, have become an integral part of home design and makeover. 

Sheltering cars remains the primary role of the garage, but many homeowners want the space organized with plenty of storage and smooth, clean floors. In other homes, cars are staying outside, and the garage is used for storing outdoor gear such as bikes, beach and water sports equipment. 

MAKE THE BIG DAY MORE MEMORABLE

Are groom’s cakes a thing of the past? 

Local cake maker Courtney Glover doesn’t think so.

Glover, of Brown Sugar Custom Cakes, which serves Beaufort and Bluffton, still finds them regularly requested.  She says groom’s cakes are very appealing to couples, especially if the wedding budget is substantial enough to include special little extras that make an entire wedding weekend more memorable.

MOSS CREEK COUPLE REVELS IN UNEXPECTED ROMANCE

“It’s true what they say,” marvels Lea Allen. “When you least expect it, it happens.”  

Her husband, Tommy Smith, nods in agreement.

“It’s a good time of our lives,” he adds, “The kids are grown, we’ve been through marriage before, and we’re more spontaneous.”  

COUPLE ENJOYS INTIMATE WEDDING ON THE MARSH

Laura and Jayson Johnson know quite a lot about working through a challenging situation. Laura is an RN at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Jayson is a drill instructor at Parris Island who will soon transfer to San Diego’s Camp Pendleton to serve as a combat engineer.

The two met and fell in love in March 2020 — right when the rest of the world was thrown into an unprecedented state of isolation and anxiety due to the global pandemic.