Like thousands of other people, Jim Ritterhoff fell in love with almost everything about Hilton Head Island when he first began visiting years ago — the island’s natural beauty, the unhurried way of life and the warmth of the local people he befriended. Being on a Sea Island whose residents cared about protecting the environment was a good fit for Ritterhoff, who leads an organization dedicated to saving one of the planet’s most precious natural resources: coral reefs.  

Billed as the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida, is rich in history and filled with old-world charm. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, the city’s National Historic Landmark district features narrow cobblestone lanes, unique shops, innovative dining, museums and activities on every corner. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to explore the hidden gems of this walkable city.

HAVE WINGS, WILL TRAVEL

Recently, Lowcountry residents glancing toward the sky might have noticed something unusual soaring above Hilton Head Island.

The makers of the ICON A5 — a tiny amphibious plane meant to appeal to the same demographic that buys Ferraris — brought the uniquely shaped two-seater plane to the Lowcountry demo it to prospective customers.

WINGS OF FREEDOM

They came as liberators, roaring past the cacophony of anti-aircraft guns and the blistering heat and smoke of war to raise the flag of freedom beyond the horizon and bury it into the heart of tyranny. These are the machines that carried heroes, men whose names have been enshrined in monuments and memorials across the free world by the grateful nation they left behind.

For over 37 years, Forsythe Jewelers has been refining the term “relaxed luxury.” It’s a phrase that doesn’t seem, at first, to make a lot of sense — but those who have experienced the world-class designer jewelry and service offered at Forsythe know that the term perfectly describes the store’s core.

 

Cooler temperatures bring great looks. 

“Children Coping with Cancer”

BY SPEAKING BOOKS

Thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head, children fighting cancer around the U.S. are introduced to David, a fictional pediatric cancer patient who explains the disease in simple terms and offers ideas to help them cope.

This was one of those things that weren’t supposed to happen — at least, not according to the face of SCETV’s new show, “By the River.”

Early this year, longtime local news reporter Holly Bounds Jackson took over as director of content and operations at SCETV’s Beaufort office, stepping in right as the station launched a partnership with University of South Carolina Beaufort’s broadcast program. The deal gave USCB broadcast students use of the SCETV studio and equipment for educational purposes, but their professor — determined to take things beyond the classroom — had bigger ideas.

On Nov. 10, join Sea Pines Montessori Academy as it celebrates 50 years instructing Hilton Head Island children.

Alumni, staff and special guests will gather at 10 a.m. under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town to bury a time capsule containing yearbooks, photos, newspapers, wallpaper from the school’s lobby, clothing, ornaments and other objects. Speakers also will reflect on the school’s past and look ahead to its future.