South Carolina Yacht Club has set itself apart as a premiere, boutique club that provides opportunities for the entire family to socialize and make new, life-long friends. Its leading ladies, seen here, play a large role in creating that atmosphere.
Hilton Head People
HHIPC Pianist Illia Ovcharenko performs in support of his home country
BY VICKIE MCINTYRE | PHOTOS COURTESY THE FRENCH GUY STUDIO
The war in Ukraine seemed closer to home last month when 20-year-old Illia Ovcharenko, a native of Chernihiv, in northern Ukraine and only 110 miles from the Russian border, arrived for the 2022 Hilton Head International Piano Competition.
His host family, Van and Lauren Schwiebert of Hilton Head Plantation, wanted to welcome and support him. Apparently, their neighbors did too.
AMERICA’S BOATING CLUB HILTON HEAD, DAUFUSKIE ISLAND GULLAH HERITAGE SOCIETY PARTNER TO RESTORE GULLAH SITES
BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY | PHOTOS SUPPLIED
America’s Boating Club Hilton Head has partnered with the Daufuskie Island Gullah Heritage Society to assist in the cleanup and restoration of Gullah historical sites on Daufuskie Island.
There are five Gullah cemeteries and multiple Gullah historic home sites on Daufuskie that need substantial amounts of work.
HHSO HOSTING ESTEEMED INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
BY AMY COYNE BREDESON | PHOTOS SUPPLIED
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will host its 27th year of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition this month.
The prestigious piano competition features a three-year rotation of events — an adult competition for pianists 18–30 years old one year, a young artist competition for pianists 13-17 years old the next year, and the third year a festival showcasing past competition winners and other acclaimed pianists.
1. THE GREENERY WELCOMES NEW BRANCH MANAGER
Gary Ostroski has been named The Greenery’s branch manager at the Hilton Head Island Commercial branch. Ostroski will be responsible for the success of the Hilton Head Island Commercial business unit including business development, account management, people development and operational excellence. Ostroski has a Bachelor of Science in marketing from York College (Pa.) and an MBA from UMass-Amherst.
COMPETITION DIRECTOR MONA HUFF RETIRING
BY AMY COYNE BREDESON | PHOTO BY RUTHE RITTERBECK
Before retiring and moving to the Lowcountry in 2006, Mona Huff taught high school math and worked as director of technology for a school district in New York. When she and her husband, Joe, moved south, Mona began volunteering with the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Just a few years later she became the competition director.