HERITAGE ACADEMY STUDENTS LEARN FROM ACCOMPLISHED FILMMAKER

BY CLAY BONNYMAN EVANS | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

The “Despicable Me” animated film franchise debuted in 2010, introducing the world to the pill-shaped, yellow “Minions,” among the most widely recognized and beloved cultural touchstones of the early 21st century.

1. MEMORY MATTERS NAMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jill Horner was named executive director of Memory Matters. She was recently the executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York. Horner also spent 17 years working for a national political advertising agency where she led campaigns, ballot initiatives, and public affairs for candidates running for political office.

COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND BELOVED HANDYMAN WALLY SUMNER

BY MARK E. LETT | PHOTOS BY LAURA R. WILSON

Stroke victim Walter Sumner is taking a long, hard road to recovery.

The good news: He’s not traveling alone and he’s picking up speed.

KAUFMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Story and Photo by R. Warren Lindason

Michigan native Rob Kaufman has called the Lowcountry home since 1992, but his career takes him around the country photographing architecture, food, portraits and even fine art.

AMERICAN WOOD REFACE

By Barry Kaufman / Photo by Lloyd Wainscott

Bruce Zaidman and his son, Ben, of American Wood Reface have been remodeling kitchens in the Lowcountry since 2009 and have over 1,000 very happy clients – so many in fact most of their business comes from referrals or repeat customers.

VACASA HILTON HEAD

by Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

Behind every great Vacasa Hilton Head getaway, you’ll find a dedication that extends to both the guest and the homeowner. Each carefully curated vacation property is maintained to the highest standards, ensuring that homeowners enjoy peace of mind along with the highest possible rental revenue, while helping Vacasa Hilton Head guests create memories to last a lifetime.

THE FRENCH BAKERY

Story by Barry Kaufman | Photo Supplied

Tomasz Belka has been in the kitchen at The French Bakery since shortly after his father Marek took over 15 yeas ago. But his culinary journey began years before he made his way to Hilton Head Island.

THE ISLAND REC CENTER

By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

The Island Rec Center has been keeping our community active and involved since 1984. As it moves into the future, a trio of new faces will be guiding it. Chuck Mullen, Recreation and Operations Superintendent, joined in late August. “What stands out to me is the commitment to having top-notch facilities and staff who are committed to providing a well-rounded, positive recreational experience,” he said.

FIRST TEE – THE LOWCOUNTRY

By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Rob Kaufman

As the local chapter of a national group who are teaching students valuable life skills through the game of golf, First Tee – The Lowcountry is changing lives in the Lowcountry. In schools or at their gorgeous Gumtree Road facility, First Tee instructors pair top-notch golf education with a focus on life skills and values. Leading the charge are the Leading Men of First Tee – The Lowcountry.

CAROLINA IT

By Barry Kaufman | Photo by Ritterbeck Photography

The field of information technology changes by the second, with the release of each new bit of hardware or software and with the advancement of new online threats. Staying on top of these developments takes dedication, something that Brian Blount of Carolina IT knows all about.