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DAVID LAUDERDALE RECEIVES PEGGY MAY INSPIRATION AWARD

The Board of the Foundation of Educational Excellence presented the 2022 Peggy May Inspiration Award to David Lauderdale for his “creativity, contributions, and passion throughout the Beaufort County communities over many decades as a journalist.” Lauderdale is a retired senior editor and columnist at The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. He served as Hilton Head Island’s St. Patrick’s Parade grand marshal in 2019.

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra 2022-2023 season will include concert pairs of the nine Orchestra Series programs, free outdoor Symphony Under The Stars Pops concerts, and Hilton Head International Piano Competition. The HHSO will offer the Coastal Home Supper Club series and a new Gullah Cultural Series at its intimate performance space, SoundWaves at Coligny Plaza.

The Board of Directors of Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity unveiled the house named in honor of retired President and CEO, Pat Wirth. The Patricia Carey Wirth House is a celebration of the nearly two decades Wirth spent at the helm of this affiliate, leading tremendous growth in providing simple, decent housing for so many families in southern Beaufort and Jasper counties.

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1. MEMORY MATTERS NAMES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jill Horner was named executive director of Memory Matters. She was recently the executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York. Horner also spent 17 years working for a national political advertising agency where she led campaigns, ballot initiatives, and public affairs for candidates running for political office.

HERITAGE ACADEMY STUDENTS LEARN FROM ACCOMPLISHED FILMMAKER

BY CLAY BONNYMAN EVANS | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

The “Despicable Me” animated film franchise debuted in 2010, introducing the world to the pill-shaped, yellow “Minions,” among the most widely recognized and beloved cultural touchstones of the early 21st century.

Hannah Anderson hired as mental health advocate at Bluffton PD

By Clay Bonnyman Evans | Photo by Madison Elrod

Law-enforcement officers potentially put their lives in jeopardy every time they make a call. Encounters with a person having a mental-health crisis can be particularly complex, time-consuming and fraught with potential for tragic misunderstanding.

UNDERSTAND THE CHANGES FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

By Thomas Dowling

Anyone who has been through the application process applying for financial aid for college recognizes that it is a frustrating and confusing process.

ART LEAGUE OF HILTON HEAD CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

BY VICKIE MCINTYRE | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

Live Art. Love Art. Learn Art. That’s the motto of Art League of Hilton Head, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary and hosting a celebratory gala at the end of the month.

BY AMY BARTLETT | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

RED PIANO ART GALLERY TAKES EACH PIECE TO HEART

Art has the power to make us feel. At the Red Piano Art gallery in Bluffton, it’s not just the works themselves, but the knowledge and personal passion of owners Ben and Lyn Whiteside that invariably make every guest — from curious to collector to curator — take every piece to heart.

WEICHERT REALTORS HIRES 2 AGENTS

Terri Cucinotta and Jennifer Burns Hill have been hired at Weichert Realtors as agents.

TRENDING INNOVATIONS TO HELP MAKE LIFE EASIER 

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

Innovations in technology continue to evolve. There are many new gadgets that are designed to make your life a bit easier and offer peace of mind. Here are some top choices.

If you are looking for an easy-to-care for plant for your home or office consider the crassula ovata — or as it’s more commonly called, jade.

While jade plants are considered to be symbols of good luck, you won’t need luck to learn how to care and maintain your jade plant.

RYAN | WIECHERT WEDDING

Kelly Ryan and Scott Wiechert were recently married in Savannah, Georgia at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They had their reception at Bethesda Academy. Kelly and Scott met in Savannah at rooftop bar, The Grove. Scott proposed to Kelly in her hometown of Hilton Head Island in front of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Scott is a Marine Scientist in the U.S. Coast Guard and Kelly is the VP & Marketing Director at her family’s business Weichert, Realtors®- Coastal Properties.

Couple enjoys memorable Coastal Discovery Museum wedding

BY JESSICA FARTHING | PHOTOS BY CHLOE GIANCOLA

Hannah and Carl Casalbore met in the summer of 2018, a chance encounter when Carl was visiting friends at the same apartment complex. He caught Hannah’s eye while she lounged at the pool watching him play with some children. She had the idea the kids belonged to the couple near him, so she struck up a conversation.

WHAT’S TRENDING IN WEDDING RINGS

BY NINA GREENPLATE 

Engagement rings are as unique as the couples who are betrothed. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind expression, with today’s design choices more brilliant than ever, from elegantly simple, to bold and prominent.