BOYS, ARNOLD & COMPANY CELEBRATING 40th ANNIVERSARY

Boys, Arnold & Company, a local private wealth management firm, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Founded in Asheville, North Carolina, by G. Waring Boys in 1977, a second office was established on Hilton Head Island in 1996 and is now located at 4 Dunmore Court. Boys, Arnold & Company provides highly personalized financial planning, portfolio management and fiduciary services to individuals and families, nonprofit institutions and private retirement plans. The firm services clients in over 30 states and several foreign countries and manages more than $1 billion in assets. The firm's Hilton Head team of employee/owners includes Tommy Arnold, Dudley Brickhouse, Eric Magnin, Monique McGlynn and Ann Miller.

PART-TIME HILTON HEAD RESIDENT TRADED IN STRESSFUL TV CAREER FOR HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

Photographer, TV producer and documentarian Don Moore laid eyes on his first TV in high school in the mid-1950s, and he knew then he wanted to be a part of whatever was happening on that tiny 4-inch screen.

“I said ‘I want to do that,’” says Moore, who turns 80 this month.

CHAIRMAN OF ALL SAINTS GARDEN TOUR HAS ‘A PASSION FOR WHATEVER SHE DOES’

Carole Galli attributes her many years of volunteering to her mouth.

“I think out loud,” she says, “and the next thing you know, I’m in charge.”

ARTIST LYNDA POTTER IMBUES THE WORLD WITH COLOR.

Those heading to this year’s Bluffton Village Festival — also known as MayFest — might notice something a little familiar about the painting on this year’s poster.

It could be the subject of the painting: a beautiful Bluffton home of white siding and lush gardens down by Heyward House, across the “other” four-way stop from the old post office.

Back row left to right: Noreen Woods, Anthony Woods, Selena Woods, Assad Woods, Sharwayne Miller, Sharon Miller, Dante Madison, Laverne Madison Front row left to right: Anthony Johnson, Vivian Woods, Jeremiah Miller, Dorothy Miller Not present: Samuel Bligen, Muriel Woods, Jerome Bligen, Karen Bligen, Elizabeth Bligen, Dawn Bligen, Melba Bligen, Linda Bligen, Ernest Holland, Todd Woods, Isaiah Woods, Ernest Nicholas Holland, Lennitt Bligen, Barbara Lew, Anthony Phillips, Dominick Phillips

The stories of the first families of Hilton Head Island have many similarities. For example, most families came to the island as slaves and decided, upon emancipation, to make Hilton Head their ancestral homes. In this regard, the Bligen family is no different. What makes the family unique, however, is that their ancestral line is richly populated with people who had the strength and the wherewithal to step out of the “norm” and face challenges that other people dare not consider.

A LOOK AT WHAT IS IN STORE FOR FUTURE LAW STUDENTS

What do you want to be when you grow up? A rock ‘n’ roll star? A writer? An architect? A teacher? A lawyer?

Really? A lawyer? Has “Law and Order,” “Boston Legal,” “The Good Wife” or “Matlock” stirred your passion to pursue this profession? Or did military lawyer Tom Cruise grilling colonel and prosecution witness Jack Nicholson in the courtroom drama “A Few Good Men” do the trick?

The everyday beauty of Rhodie Shervington’s 100 years

Although she’d be the last to say it, Rhodie Shervington’s life is a fascinating story. It stretches from the rural farmland of St. Matthews, South Carolina, to the rough-and-tumble streets of the Bronx. It continues in a quiet room at Preston Health Center, where she prepares to turn 100 years old this month.

The many members of the Burke family. Standing, from left to right: Alvin McGowan, Brittany Kitty, Linda Burke Smart, Betty Burke Days, Lisa Kitty, Robena Greene, Jamila Days, Sidney A. Jones, Herbert Ford, Renee Ford, Mary Ford, Shirley Drayton, Geneva Mitchell, Georgia Aiken, Anaya Milledge, Carol Lewis, and Brenda Williams. Sitting: Jamecca Ladson, Jayce Charles, LB Ladson, Edward P. Days III, Keith Ford, Treasure Days, Erica McGowan, Virgil Ford, Zykeria Gethers, Chelsea Lewis, and Ari Milledge.

“I’m a competitive person,” Jake Gartner said. “I try to be the best I can be, whether it’s family life, being a builder, coach or the chairman of a board — I want to be the best they’ve ever had. Excellence drives me in my personal life and my professional life.”

Gartner is putting that drive and passion for excellence to work for his community as chairman of the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Design Review Board.

HILTON HEAD HOSPITAL EARNS GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL

Hilton Head HospitalHilton Head Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification, becoming only the second hospital in the state of South Carolina and the first in the Lowcountry to earn this impressive achievement. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Hilton Head Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in February by Joint Commission experts who evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as cardiac-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.