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TOADFISH MARRIES A PASSION FOR WATER SPORTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Growing up in Beaufort along the coastal waters, Casey Davidson has always been a passionate fisherman who appreciated his environment. Today, the 34-year-old has married his love for the waterways and his dedication to conservation to form a business dedicated to preserving the coastal environment.

CRESCENDO CELEBRATION OF ARTS & CULTURE DIRECTOR JENN MCEWEN

The fifth annual Crescendo Celebration of Arts & Culture, presented by Hilton Head’s Office of Cultural Affairs, runs from Oct. 10 through Nov. 13. 

It’s the Lowcountry’s month-long showcase of talent, including musicians, storytellers and open art galleries. 

Crescendo will feature Grammy award-winning vocalists, Broadway performers, Latin American jazz masters, violin concertos, and local beloved talent in pop, blues, swing and the American songbook. 

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BEAUFORT COUNTY LIBRARY OFFERS TOOLS FOR SUCCESS 

The sun is setting on another beautiful summer, and the time has come for students to swap beach hats for thinking caps. With the new school year underway, students and parents may be looking for help to ensure good grades and a successful school year.

Some may be surprised by what exists within the library’s online resources. From live, online tutoring seven days a week to eBooks that read aloud to your beginning reader, here are a few tools available at the Beaufort County Library.

A WORLD APART

Just a couple of miles across Calibogue Sound from Harbour Town lies Daufuskie Island, a small, largely undeveloped barrier island.

A 45-minute ferry ride up the Intracoastal Waterway whisks visitors back in time when, depositing them on Daufuskie — accessible only by boat — and a world away from the trappings of modern-day life.

1. WRIGHT FAMILY PARK

It hasn’t taken long for this public park to become a town favorite. Features a large central lawn, walkways, landscaping and views of the May River.

Bluffton is known as one of the fastest-growing municipalities in South Carolina — more than 146% growth in the past decade. But it wasn’t always this way. Here is a brief overview of its history to provide some perspective.

Stephen Steese has served as manager of the Town of Bluffton since June. Steese, who previously served as Easley’s city manager, has more than 18 years of experience in local government.

Lisa Sulka was elected mayor of the Town of Bluffton in 2008. She is on the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton’s Advisory Board and is Honorary Trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Classic Foundation. Sulka answers questions from Monthly about upcoming projects in the town and her favorite spots in Bluffton to relax. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Bluffton is booming. The town has grown from one square mile when it was first incorporated to 54 square miles today. The town’s development exploded, bringing business and families to the Lowcountry — and it gave Bluffton its own identity.

The growth continues and makes Bluffton one of the prime destinations in the South.