THE LITTLE FISH BOATEAK

Talent. A creative drive and the desire to excel. Add to that the deep love of a mother who wanted to be a role model for her two daughters, and you can begin to understand Melissa “Lissy” Wood-Rawl, who owns Littlefish Boateak.

AIRBORNE EXERCISES HELP BOOST FLEXIBILITY AND AGILITY

Did you ever dream of running away and joining the circus when you were a kid? If the idea of flying through the air with the greatest of ease on a trapeze still appeals to your sense of adventure, then aerial arts may be for you. And there’s a place in Bluffton where you can make that dream a reality.

ISLAND DESIGNER JONI VANDERSLICE DISCOVERS A GREATER PURPOSE DURING TRAVELS

Joni Vanderslice believes that when we travel, we bring a piece of the destinations and cultures we experience back home with us — an idea that has influenced both her life and her work.

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WHAT MOMS REALLY WANT FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Mother’s Day will be upon us before you know it. And with the run-up to Mother’s Day comes the annual panic over what to get for your mom. Sure, there was a time when a macaroni necklace would pretty much cover it, but odds are that if you can read this, you’re past that stage. No, this year you really want to wow.

GET AN EXPERT LEGAL OPINION

Expert legal services are not a dime a dozen, despite advertising you might see on television. And don’t assume you can handle the issue yourself. Legal issues are complicated— and in many cases, they should be left to the professionals.

HILTON HEAD STUDENT A FINALIST IN NATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST

Seventeen-year-old Julia Gigante is busy. A senior at Hilton Head Preparatory School, she was the captain of both the varsity basketball and cross-country teams, is president of the student council, and senior class representative for the honor council. She founded the school newspaper, is a member of the school’s Zonta Club, and has played on the varsity chess team since fifth grade.

THE GREENERY MARKS 45 YEARS WITH TOP AWARD

Ten years after employees took over the company, The Greenery Inc. has won the 2018 Employee-Owned Company of the Year award from The Employee Stock Owners Plan Association-Carolinas Chapter for North and South Carolina. The company will now represent the chapter in a nationwide contest for the Best in America title, to be presented in May in Washington, D.C.

Michael CeratiFrom Hilton Head Island, to Vermont, L.A. and back to Hilton Head again, Michael Cerrati finds the Lowcountry an amenable place to continue a unique career. He’s one of only a few intellectual property (IP) lawyers in the region. He grew up in the Lowcountry, moved away and became a successful law professional in L.A., then moved back to Hilton Head Island where he lends his expertise to artists, authors, entrepreneurs, musicians and corporations here and all over the world from Europe to Southeast Asia.

JANIK L.L.P. WAS FOUNDED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1988 AND ENJOYS AN "AV" RATING, THE HIGHEST RATING AVAILABLE TO LAW FIRMS, BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAW DIRECTORY

Our practice is devoted entirely to litigation, with an emphasis upon insurance and corporate defense. The firm has been selected as one of the “Best Law Firms for Insurance and Personal Injury Defense” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News and World Report each consecutive year since 2010, and was selected in 2013 as an “All Star Go-To Law Firm” by Corporate Counsel magazine for our representation of Fortune 500 clients.

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Dale Akins is an experienced, skilled trial lawyer and is licensed in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina and Georgia. He provides aggressive legal representation mainly in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire and has done so for over 27 years. He has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity amongst his colleagues.