Here at Monthly, we’re feeling grateful this month that the Lowcountry escaped the wrath of Hurricane Florence — and sad for our neighbors to the north who were not as lucky. We encourage you to donate to the recovery efforts through reputable charities such as the American Red Cross and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. We hope we will never again need their disaster relief services here, but it could have been us.
The phrase “make hay while the sun shines” come to mind, and this month we’re celebrating the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, which offers the creme de la creme in automotive exhibition, racing, dining and entertainment. The combination of Lowcountry hospitality, warm fall weather, and a field of exquisite classic makes this annual event a must-do. It’s a unique, multi-day motoring experience that entertains and educates while supporting youth programs.
Classic cars, craft beers and tattoo artists make this month’s magazine a visual treat. On the more serious side, we offer you our annual breast cancer awareness section, featuring the latest in research and advances in care available right here in the Lowcountry. We also profile a local nurse who beat homelessness and now joyfully ministers to her patients in Bluffton.
There are important elections coming up in November, and we’re proud to bring you our guide to who’s running in state and local races so you can be prepared when voters head to the polls Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote in next month’s elections is Oct. 5. For more information, go to www.vote411.org.
Here at Monthly, Anuska Frey and Carol Weir are supporting Kim Likins for mayor of Hilton Head Island. Since moving to Hilton Head nearly 25 years ago, Likins has dedicated herself to serving the community. After a 20-year career with a Fortune 100 IT company, she turned her attention to home and founded The Sandbox: An Interactive Children's Museum and Island Friends, a children's book company. She’s now the director of the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Since 2010, she has represented Ward 4 on Hilton Head’s Town Council and by our reckoning has done an excellent job.
Whatever your political hue, we hope to see you at the wonderful events of Crescendo, the annual festival put on by the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head Island. This includes the Public Art Exhibition sponsored by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry — majestic doesn’t begin to describe the massive sculptures at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Trust us: You’ve got to check them out.
We wish you the best this fall, dear readers, and thank you for inviting us into your lives.
Anuska Frey - publisher
Carol Weir - editor