Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

“HE NEEDS TO SLEEP WITH THAT PUTTER.” — IN REFERENCE TO GOLFER IAN POULTER

ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE BEST OF BLUFFON

Art, food, music, people: Mayfest brings together everything the Lowcountry loves about Bluffton. The annual event will mark its 40th year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12 along Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton.

Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded more than $150,000 in grants to three local nonprofit groups on March 21. The foundation distributes grants three times a year as part of its competitive grant program.

HILTON HEAD, OLDFIELD HONORED FOR GREEN PRACTICES

On March 15, the Town of Hilton Head Island, the Oldfield Community Association and the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association were recognized as the state’s first Audubon International-certified sustainable communities.

Find the perfect Mother's Day gift for your significant other at a local shop.

More than 9,000 people voted for their favorite in our annual Facebook-based contest. Ellis Calderon came out the winner. 

ART LEAGUE ADDS GALLERY ASSISTANT

Chloe Butler has joined the Art League of Hilton Head team as its gallery assistant. In her new role, Butler will provide administrative support in the gallery, working alongside the general manager to coordinate daily tasks and facilitate artist correspondence. Previously, Butler has worked for a variety of businesses, ranging from a multi-partner law firm to independent art publications. She has a bachelor’s degree in art history and linguistics from Missouri State University.

HARDSCAPE COMPANY PAVES THE WAY FOR FAMILY TO BECOME REALITY TV STARS

At first glance, the Currys seems like any Lowcountry family, but they aren’t your average next-door neighbor. For starters, the family runs a local multimillion-dollar business. They also happen to be the Lowcountry’s newest reality TV stars.

LUNDY'S HAIRSTYLE SALON

When Gina Orage’s mother was ready to retire, her daughter knew she couldn’t let the business, Lundy’s Hairstyle Salon, close. So she took over, continuing to run the shop from the small cement building between her home and her parents’ on the Hilton Head Island road named for their family.

Charisma, strategy and vision are hallmarks of history’s great leaders, but a newer trait, “emotional intelligence,” has found its way into the workplace. People today have a great sense of independence and a need for empowerment. This means leaders must exercise authority and management skills while also encouraging participation and empowerment.

THE NEXT GENERATION TAKES THE REINS AT COASTAL RESTAURANTS AND BARS GROUP

Depending on how you look at it, the Carolina Restaurants and Bars (CRAB) Group traces its roots back to 2015 or 1973. Why the broad range? Allow us to explain.

The more recent date marks the moment that the Reilley and the Kenneweg families, both renowned for the way they shaped Hilton Head Island’s restaurant scene, made their long-standing partnership official by gathering all of their resources under the banner of the CRAB Group.

When I put pen to paper — and yes, I still write this column the old-fashioned way each month — I try to inform our readers about timely issues in the world of economics. In each column, I attempt to explain how economic behaviors might impact southern Beaufort County. This month, I want to attack a broader topic that has recently captured the attention of the national media: business ethics.  Specifically, I want to examine some ethical principles and moral or ethical dilemmas that present themselves in a business environment.

This spring we have seen a record number of visitors to the Lowcountry — good news for both our economy and for our real estate market. After all, many current full-time Hilton Head Islanders once were visitors this island paradise. As we head into the summer season, it always warms my heart to see families enjoying our island. I find myself wondering where they are from, what they do for a living, and if this is their first time visiting Hilton Head. 

CORNELLS JOIN CENTURY 21

The husband-and-wife team of Joe and Yvonne Cornell has joined Century 21 A Low Country Realty as real estate agents.

Joe Cornell has been a licensed real estate professional since 1982, beginning his real estate career in Philadelphia where he worked with his father in property management. He has completed curriculum work for an MBA at Eastern University and has earned a graduate certificate in marketing strategies at Cornell University's Johnson School of Business. He holds specialist designations in second home properties, senior real estate and military relocation.

HARDSCAPES ADD VALUE TO HOMES

Lush grass, indigenous plants, saw palmettos, stately live oaks draped in Spanish moss: The Lowcountry is the perfect setting to enjoy the outdoors.

The best way to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer? Upscale outdoor living spaces, complete with all the amenities Lowcountry residents could need for optimal comfort. It’s these spaces, area real estate agents say, that become the most important when trying to see a home.

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.