Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

The TV series “American Pickers” will be filming in South Carolina this winter. The History Channel documentary show explores the world of antique hunting as stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz search back roads for treasures to recycle and rescue. If you or someone you know has a large private collection or accumulation of antiques that the show can explore, call 855-653-7878. 

At a surprise assembly recently, a Bluffton High School history and social studies teacher received one of the most prestigious awards in education and a $25,000 check. Erin Reichert, 39, is the only Milken Educator Award winner from South Carolina for 2017-18, and among 44 winners nationally.

After a contentious two years, the Beaufort County Board of Education has hired an outside independent consultant to help with its issues. Wayne Worner was hired with a majority 7-4 vote at a cost not to exceed $8,000. He has worked with 50 to 60 school boards in the past, at least half of which were focused on issues internally or with their superintendent. The current board plans to go on a retreat with Worner ahead of an April 21 referendum and the November elections, in which seven current board members are up for re-election. 

GET INSPIRED FOR A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING TO REMEMBER

BY ROBYN PASSANTE / PHOTO BY HAPPY BLOOM PHOTOGRAPHY

No two weddings are alike, because no two couples are alike. But one thing ties them all together: love. Traditions evolve and trends change, but weddings will always elicit the same emotions, whether you’re the groom or a guest. And any event filled with love, joy and hope deserves to be breathlessly anticipated and exceptionally well-planned.

A GETAWAY FOR TWO OFFERS THE CHANCE FOR ROMANCE

Looking for the perfect spot for a romantic getaway with your sweetheart?

If you only have time for one night away, trade one island for another with a visit to Amelia Island in Florida, where you can ride horses and enjoy campfires right on the beach. If you’ve got time for a long weekend, set off for North Carolina and a cozy stay in a mountain town like Boone.

Whether you're looking to buy for your significant other or your best friend, we've pulled together the best Valentine's Day gift ideas.

CHANCE ENCOUNTER LEADS TO A LIFETIME TOGETHER FOR ONE ISLAND COUPLE

James Campbell, known as Jimmy or JC, and Carol have known each other for as long as they can remember. Jimmy, a Hilton Head Island native, got his first glimpse of Carol when he worked for her uncle. He had been sent on a delivery trip to Bennettsville, a small town in Marlboro County where Carol, a young city girl from New York, was spending the summer at her grandmother’s home. Over many such trips, their attraction grew and they started dating. They married on July 4, 1981, settling on Hilton Head and sharing more than 36 years of love. Here, they discuss their life together:

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER OFFERS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE

Each semester at University of South Carolina Beaufort/ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (USCB/OLLI) begins with members eagerly searching their course guides for new classes with experienced and fascinating instructors. Registration is met with excitement.

More than 1,400 Lowcountry OLLI members attend several hundred classes on topics such as art, history, science, government, health, music and more. OLLI’s tours and trips are also very popular. Why is OLLI so popular? One of the strengths of the program lies in the passion of the many dedicated instructors who teach at campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island.

The blanket of stars over the open ocean, the soft lap of water on the hull, the freedom to go anywhere. For most, living on a boat is only a dream, but for others, it’s smooth sailing.

Karen Hyska and her dog, Captain Jack Sparrow, live year-round aboard her Viking 60 motor yacht, which she keeps at Shelter Cove Marina. She also owns a home on Hilton Head Island, but she rented it out when she decided to set up house on her boat.

FIXED INCOME INVESTMENTS ARE A RELIABLE ADDITION TO ANY PORTFOLIO

Fixed income investments might not have the same blood-pumping, frenetic energy of the stock market, but they attract some of the best and brightest portfolio managers. To many, fixed income investing is the dull but necessary side of one’s investment portfolio; however, I’ll gladly take these tried-but-true assets in a crisis.

The Women in Philanthropy (WIP) board: Front Row L to R: Debbie Hengemuhle (sitting on table) Kathi Bateson, Margaret McManus, Helen Ryan, Liz Clist. Back row standing L to R: Kaye Black, Susan Hooker, Peaches Peterson, Marcia Collett

WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY CELEBRATES 15 YEARS SPENT HELPING THE COMMUNITY

Over the past 15 years, the Women in Philanthropy organization has touched thousands of Lowcountry lives: families in search of affordable housing, working parents an their children, those with special needs and dementia.

“These are women who are extremely involved in the community,” said Margaret McManus, the group’s advisory board chairwoman. “They are very giving people. We come together as women to give back to the community.”

LUXURY BRANDS AND PERSONAL APPROACH A WINNING FORMULA FOR PEACOCK AUTO MALL

When his marketing advisors suggested changing the name of the New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall, Warner Peacock realized putting his family name on the business made sense.

“We’ve always run our companies with a family culture,” Peacock said. “We want our employees and customers to feel like they’re part of the family.”

CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY ADDS NEW AGENTS

Century 21 Diamond Realty welcomes Georgia Angelillo, Bob Colonna, Vanessa Maloney and Karen Meyer to its real estate team.

Angelillo and Colonna moved to Hilton Head Island in 2010. Angelillo was president of a co-op building for five years, while Colonna has experience in vendor management and contract negotiations.

EVEN AMATEUR DECORATORS CAN DEVELOP A GOOD EYE

Some people are born with a great eye for decorating, and some, well, aren’t. Even if you don't have a natural knack for interior design, mastering a few basic techniques can go a long way. Below are some tips often offered by area pros. 

MOSS CREEK VILLAGE FURNITURE, WHERE BEAUTIFUL ROOMS ARE MADE.

Your home is your sanctuary, and your furniture should reflect that. Every piece should make a statement, whether that statement is one of welcoming relaxation or of bold styling and elegant design. But above all else, your furniture should reflect who you are.

In short, it’s rarely a one-size-fits-all purchase.

11th Annual Hilton Head Bridal Show

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 from 1-4 pm. at Hampton Hall
157 Hampton Hall Blvd - Bluffton

The 11th annual Hilton Head Bridal Show will be the premier event of the year for brides, grooms, families, and wedding parties. Come see the best vendors Hilton Head has to offer to give you the wedding of your dreams!

With nearly 60 fantastic vendors under one roof, you can meet many bridal professionals, see their work and get an idea of who would be the best fit to help you bring your vision to life. You can taste cakes, view wedding portraits, and see the latest in bridal fashions — including bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, and suits.

Tradtions that never die:

1. The Threshold:
According to ancient tradition, the groom would pick up and carry his bride into the bedroom to protect her from evil spirits. In the old days, the bride would often resist and not give in to her new husband’s intentions.

2. Something Blue: The old saying “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe” dates back to Victorian England. The saying symbolizes purity, fidelity and love, and the silver coin in the shoe is a good-luck token to bring the couple wealth.

FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES PAPERWORK

If you’re getting married in the Lowcountry, you’ll need to apply for a marriage license in person at the Beaufort County office of the probate judge. You and your fiancé will both need to be present and present your full names, Social Security numbers, ages and places of residence. This is a sworn statement, so you’ll both sign the document and it will be notarized in the office.