At the helm February 2022

At the Helm

Dear reader...

Love is in the air this month. In recognition of this romantic time, we celebrate it with our annual bridal issue.

New love is highlighted in profiles of local couples who tied the knot after longstanding commitments to each other. We also offer insight into why each detail during a wedding makes a difference.

If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s gift for your significant other, be sure to check out our local gift guide.

In our business section, we spotlight an artist who turns salvaged vintage surfboards into artwork. Learn about Kate Brown’s hand-painted designs.

We highlight Ahmad Ward, the executive director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park who was honored with a prestigious award.

Read about his passion for Mitchelville.

February offers a monthlong celebration of Gullah culture. Learn about the 26th annual Gullah Celebration and the events that put the spotlight on the native islanders’ history.

For 15 years the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival has been a mainstay for food, music and goodwill.

This year’s weeklong event brings together top chefs, sommeliers, artisans and musicians. Read about the event and how the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation gives back to the community.

Staying healthy is a top priority. From exercise to the best eating habits, learn about the essential ways to ensure your heart is always at full strength.

The Super Bowl has become a national holiday, but what’s it like to play in the big game? Find out from Hilton Head resident and former NFL star Ken Anderson, who led the Bengals to the title match in 1982.

We’re proud of the hard work that went into this issue, and we wish you health and happiness this month and always.