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.

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

PROFILING UPCOMING SUMMER CAMPS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY

Summer vacation is almost here, and with it the annual question faced by parents: what are we going to do with the kids? Whether you need care for them while you work, are looking to keep them entertained for a week or two, or just want to get children out of the house for a few hours so they don’t spend the whole day playing video games or watching netflix, the lowcountry has a great selection of summer camps.

Perfectly situated between Hilton Head, Savannah and Charleston, you’ll find Dataw Island, one of South Carolina’s hidden gems. Off the beaten path and surrounded by nature, yet close to the beach, shopping, history, and fine and performing arts.

Dataw Island is a gated golf, tennis and boating community where members are very active in social and sporting activity, as well as in philanthropic ventures.

THE LOWCOUNTRY’S PRIVATE PENINSULA FOR WORLD-CLASS GOLF

Lowcountry casual elegance lies at the base of Hilton Head’s bridge at Colleton River Club. This 1,500- acre private community delivers on its promise of world-class golf, pristine natural surroundings; and a thriving, active and unique membership experience.

Coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia are home to many of the country’s top 100 private residential golf communities, as rated by Links magazine. From Sea Pines to Savannah Harbor, the area is ripe with lush greens just waiting for hackers.

Two of the most iconic and most visited historic towns in the U.S., Savannah and Charleston, draw millions of tourists, and Hilton Head Island does pretty well, too. Many play golf while visiting, and some decide they want to retire to the Lowcountry. The mild climate, dramatic marsh vistas, live oaks, palm trees and the availability of vast tracts of affordable land all favored development of high-end residential communities centered around golf.

Spring in the Lowcountry means the RBC Heritage of golf, time at the beach and making memories with friends. Comfort and style are Lowcountry traditions during the most beautiful season of the year.

COLUMBIA IS FILLED WITH FUN AND LEARNING

It’s that time of year: The weather is warm, the flowers are in bloom, Hilton Head Island is decked out in plaid. And Lowcountry students are counting down the minutes until spring break.

VOLUNTEER HELPS CARE FOR PINCKNEY ISLAND, THE REFUGE THAT RAISED HER

A quarter of a million people visit Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge every year. But Alice Boyd remembers a time when visitors to Pinckney Island — the largest of five islands in the 4,053-acre refuge, and the only one open to the public — could be counted in the dozens, the island was accessible only by boat and she and her brother were the only children for miles around.