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The summer I turned 5, our nation turned 200 years old. I clearly remember that my small town painted all the fire hydrants red, white and blue and the route of our annual Fourth of July parade was ablaze with flags and bunting. 

I was too young to know exactly what a bicentennial was, but I did know the United States was having a birthday and we were celebrating it. I’m pretty sure that summer was the year I learned the words to Yankee Doodle Dandy.

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Dear reader...

July is here, and we couldn’t be more excited to start our roles as co-publishers of the Lowcountry’s favorite city magazine.

Between us we have worked nearly every aspect of Hilton Head and Bluffton Monthly magazines, from design to sales to events to editorial. We have loved every minute of it and are honored to take the helm as we go forward and continue Marc and Anuska Frey’s vision for Monthly.

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~THE MINDSET LIST~

This year’s senior class has grown up in a world much different than the one most of us grew up in. From the effects of 9/11 to a global pandemic, the graduating class of college students has experienced significant world events. With the help of a few items culled from Beloit College and Marist College annual mindset lists, here are some key issues that have shaped their world views.

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sasha1Passing the Torch...

After a quarter of century at the helm of Monthly it is time to pass on the joy and responsibility of leading the magazine to a new generation. 

Luckily, over the years two very capable women grew into leadership positions in our company and have already proven that new energy and fresh thinking is a good thing. 

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Every four years the National Intelligence Council publishes its Global Trends outlook for the newly elected U.S. government, a document that is available to the public.

A myriad of data, along with interviews with a diversified group of people around the globe, are being analyzed to update the structural factors:

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anuska mayDear reader...

Spring brings out the best of the Lowcountry, and we hope you are enjoying everything this gorgeous season has to offer.

We’re celebrating mothers who go above and beyond to serve their communities and families. Meet four women who help protect and care for the Lowcountry through their unparalleled dedication.

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April this time last year marked the pandemic raging on our shores, when we went into full lockdown. Remembering its anniversary, I’m sending this letter back in time to anyone who wishes to read it.

Brace yourself. The whispers of a global pandemic have become sirens. But not the Odyssean kind. 

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anuska aprilDear reader... 

It is time once again for the Lowcountry to get its plaid on. 

We are excited for the return of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament, which has been played annually at Harbour Town Golf Links since 1969. 

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CRUCIAL TO COMBATING MISINFORMATION

If you read any news story about “fake news” in the past four years, you then came across the phrase “media literacy” and the calls for it to be included in public education. 

For more than 20 years, I have been teaching media literacy (as an education consultant), but it wasn’t until former President Trump declared the news media as fake that people started paying attention. 

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anuskafDear reader... 

Spring is here, and at Monthly we are full of enthusiasm and ready to enjoy the delightful season. 

As nature shows off its beauty this month, we are showcasing the allure of the outdoors. 

A guide to the top bird-watching spots in the Lowcountry offers rich opportunities to experience the area’s diverse avian life. 

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Quarantine-weary amid a pandemic raging outside, millions of Americans curled up in their pajamas last November to watch “The Queen’s Gambit,” a Netflix miniseries that took the airwaves by storm. 

Fiercely feminine in her 1960s style and radically independent, we watched Beth Harmon’s obsessive talent for chess pull her from a Kentucky orphanage to the hushed halls of the greatest tournament of her time, battling drug addiction along the way.

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Dear reader...

February is here, and love is in the air. In recognition of this romantic time, we celebrate love with our annual bridal issue.

Want to know about this year’s wedding trends? We’ve got you covered with the latest in favors, rehearsal dinner suggestions and advice on how to ensure your day remains special during a pandemic.

New love is celebrated in profiles of local couples who were undeterred by the challenges of the coronavirus and instead tied the knot while embracing the unprecedented circumstances.

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TO DEFEND AGAINST EMERGING THREATS

When we decided to move permanently from Switzerland to the U.S. in 1991, I viewed the country as one of the safest places on earth. It produced enough food to feed its population without having to rely on imports and it had a superior military power to dwarf any attacks from adversaries. 

Three decades later my view has been altered, and I’m concerned about three different type of threats, none of which can be countered with conventional defense capabilities. 

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anuska jan21Dear reader

The Lowcountry is full of intriguing people from all walks of life that make our community unique.

Our annual Intriguing People of the Lowcountry issue celebrates who we are and showcases the compelling backgrounds of our neighbors.

You may know some of the people featured, but we promise you’ll learn things about them you didn’t know.

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