There’s no question that Bluffton and Hilton Head Island are well-known for their beauty and for being among the best places in the country to live, retire and vacation. Here are just a few of the latest headlines praising the area, according to the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce:
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Local Rotary clubs work together to improve Lowcountry life
FOR 50 YEARS, the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club has been pitching in and raising money to improve the community and the lives of residents.
Since buying Hilton Head’s first ambulance, the club has raised more than $1.7 million for local needs and helped make possible such mainstay institutions as the Island Recreation Center and a permanent home for charitable organization The Deep Well Project.
Advanced degrees linked to better health, community involvement and well-being
Knowledge is power.
And the power of higher education can last a lifetime.
People who earn college degrees not only are more likely to have higher-paying jobs and increased job security, but also health insurance, retirement savings and other benefits, according to the College Board’s “Education Pays 2016” report. The nonprofit group’s study also links education to better health, community involvement and well-being.
The family that plays together, stays together. In the Lowcountry, it’s easy to find plenty of ways to do just that.
Hilton Head Island has been a favorite family vacation destination for generations. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Last year alone, Hilton Head was named among one of the “30 Best Beaches for Families” by TravelChannel.com and “Best Family Vacation Spots” by U.S. News & World Report, and was featured as a family-friendly destination in Carolina Parent, Traveling Mom and NY Metro Parent, among others. This doesn’t include the dozens of other “best of” lists that Hilton Head Island was named to, or the awards garnered in respecting publications like Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.
Furry friends make many Lowcountry residents kinder, healthier and happier
Darlene Schuetz, who runs Hospice Care of the Lowcountry’s Hos-Pets Pet Therapy program, has an endless supply of stories to illustrate the power of pets. But the one that sticks out involves her own dog, a Great Dane named Milo.
One of the most important ways an aspiring writer can improve his or her work is simple: read good books. Here are a few power reads from local authors worth checking out:
ARTWORK BY SONJA GRIFFIN EVANS
Religion is a topic that can create stress and debate in any social circle, often because it is so intensely personal to many people. This is especially true for African-Americans because of the role that religion and the black church played during the period of American slavery — and continue to play today. Religion and the church are at the core of African-American life and culture. In fact, in the typical black family, a strong connection to a church, regardless of the denomination, is a vitally important part of the family structure.
Garden at Hilton Head Hospital gives parents a place to heal
It was only by chance that two women struck up a conversation 16 years ago at a Hilton Head Island park.
Julie Feldman has just moved to Hilton Head when she chatted with Amy Metzger. They talked about children and Feldman mentioned her daughter Sara was stillborn just six weeks before. Amy said her son Jacob was stillborn years earlier.