BY VICKIE MCINTYRE | PHOTOS SUPPLIED 

ARTIST CHARLES CASHWELL FULFILLS LIFELONG DREAM

For some, dreams never die. “All I’ve ever wanted to be is an artist,” confides nationally acclaimed artist Charles Cashwell, who splits residency between Bluffton and Sautee Nacoochee Valley in north Georgia.

Carolyn Grant has been communicators for the town of Hilton Head Island for five years. Grant is also the co-Author of Gullah Days: Hilton Head Islanders Before the Bridge, 1861-1956. She answers questions from Monthly about changes in the town and her favorite books.

A WORD WITH JOHN MCCANN: John McCann has been mayor of the Town of Hilton Head since 2018. He has decided to not seek another term in the upcoming election. McCann answers questions from Monthly about the Mid-Island Park project and expectations for his favorite baseball team. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.

FOR THE BEST LEVEL OF CARE

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

ENJOY THE GOLDEN YEARS

The idea of senior care has evolved, encompassing a wealth of options as diverse as the seniors who live them. Opportunities abound, whether that means continuing to live in your own home or taking advantage of more specialized care to suit your particular medical needs.

Learning for everyone

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Campuses: Beaufort, Bluffton, Culinary, Hampton
Type: Two-year community college
President: Dr. Richard Gough
Phone: 843-525-8207

PLENTY OF OPTIONS FOR YOUTH SPORTS

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

Another sports season is set to begin, and parents looking for athletic options can find plenty in the Lowcountry.

The Beaufort County Parks and Recreation Department and the Island Recreation Center offer myriad youth sports programs.

2022 CUTEST CAT: LOHR

Lohr is a 6-year-old CFA-champion female seal-point Siamese cat. Affectionate, amiable and energetic as a totally indoor feline despite having preferences, she loves being involved in almost all social family activities. Lohr enjoys watching the outdoor wild bird feeders of owners Drs. Barry and Barre Wright while resting on one of her luxurious lion-shaped cat beds. True to her breed, Lohr is a highly intelligent and a great loving companion.

THESE SHELTERS HAVE BIG HEARTS FOR OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS

It seems like the kind of work we all would adore doing. And while working with at-risk animals is indeed incredibly rewarding, the folks we spotlight below are the purest of angels. They are constantly raising money and attention to ensure that the abandoned and mistreated animals of the Lowcountry know a better life in their days ahead.

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY | PHOTOS BY GUIDO FLUECK

THE SHACKLEFORD BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA OFFER A GLIMPSE OF A BARREN BARRIER ISLAND

Known as an island home to the Cape Lookout National Seashore’s “Banker Ponies,” the Shackleford Banks’ most famous residents are the feral horses whose ancestors are believed to be shipwrecked Spanish Mustangs from the late 1500s. These feral horses walk the beaches, shrubbery and maritime forests. There’s also other island animals — including birds, crabs, gray foxes, and otters.

BY VICKIE MCINTYRE | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

PALMETTO BLUFF INITIATIVE FOSTERS CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY CONNECTION

What’s the latest buzz enveloping Palmetto Bluff?

No, it’s not about another celebrity on the premises, though it does concern which notable artist is in residence.