LOCAL GROUP AIMS TO BAN PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS, WHICH ARE A DANGER TO MARINE LIFE

Plastic shopping bags, a popular convenience item, may soon no longer be available at your local grocery store. And for good reason: They are especially dangerous to coastal communities because they clog waterways, endanger sea creatures like birds, turtles and dolphins, and fill landfills and trash piles.

“GIVE A MAN A FISH, AND YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY,” THE OLD SAYING GOES. “TEACH A MAN TO FISH, AND YOU FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME.”

That’s true for women and kids, too, and a group of longtime fishermen from Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is out to teach the skill to anyone who wants to learn.

Photography by Celia G Photographie // Hair & Makeup by Hilton Head Hair & Makeup, LLC. // Location Oldfield // Models Alina Porcelli // Andrea Gannon // Ashley Smith // Patti Maurer // Mark Piekarski

The next great idea in mobility could come from anywhere. That’s why tire manufacturer Michelin has joined forces with the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance to offer a unique opportunity to students in Beaufort County.

The Michelin Challenge Design is a competition that invites designers from around the world to share their ideas about the future of mobility. The program started 18 years ago and since 2001 has included entries from college students in 126 countries.

THIS YEAR’S PINNACLE COLLECTOR, KEN GROSS, IS A WEALTH OF AUTOMOTIVE CONTRADICTIONS.

Established in 2013, the honor of being named Pinnacle Award Collector of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance has, as its name implies, traditionally gone to a collector.

This year’s honoree, Ken Gross, is anything but traditional.

CONCOURS ‘LIFE’ EXHIBIT LOOKS AT ENDURANCE RACING

Think of the longest road trip you ever took: trekking across country in the family truckster, forcing down whatever drive-through food you could forage as you rolled down the endless highway. Think of the mental fatigue of staring down the same white lines for hours on end, each stretch of highway blending into the next.

ELEGANCE AND HORSEPOWER COME TOGETHER AT THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL.

Since its inception, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance has gone from strong to stronger. What began as a well-curated but modest collection of classic cars has unfolded into a week of events both on and off the island. There are still the classic cars, of course, but these days you’ll find them among a slew of special exhibitions and guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the automotive world.

HURRICANE SEASON IS UNDERWAY AND IT’S A GREAT TIME TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE PREPARED.

THE SEASON IS FROM JUNE 1 TO NOV. 30, WITH THE HIGHEST PROBABILITY FOR A STORM STARTING MID-AUGUST AND ENDING LATE SEPTEMBER.

Since 1804, 12 hurricanes have had an impact on the area. The most recent was Hurricane Hugo in 1989. No damage was done on Hilton Head Island, but the mandatory evacuation took an economic toll. Floyd also came close in 1999, but only resulted in a few downed branches (although anyone who went through that evacuation will tell you it was a challenge, to say the least).

If you live in the Lowcountry year-round, chances are your friends who live elsewhere are jealous. This area’s beautiful beaches, world-class resorts and wide selection of restaurants, shopping and activities make Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island and Bluffton a top vacation destination and a great place to call home. For those who decide to stay year-round, the Lowcountry’s many planned communities offer beautiful homes and unparalleled amenities.