Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

QUIRK OF ‘DONUT HOLES’ POSE CHALLENGES

Here’s a fun exercise if you ever feel like breaking the law in the stupidest way possible: make your way up S.C. 46 as it winds away from Old Town toward Savannah with three sticks in your hand. As you travel, place the first of the sticks across Buck Island Road. Place the second stick across Haigler Boulevard and the third across Crooked Cove Lane.

Congratulations, you are now a renegade outlaw. Kind of.

Election Information

Election Day: Nov. 3. Polls open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Registration Deadlines: In-person, Oct. 2 by 5 p.m.; Online, fax, email, Oct. 4 by 11:59 p.m.; By mail, postmarked by Oct. 5.

LOCAL, COUNTY & STATE RACES

Local voters will help determine the outcome of a pair of races closely watched across the country on Nov. 3, as Sen. Lindsey Graham pushes to stave off Jaime Harrison. Congressman Joe Cunningham, who in 2018 became the first Democrat since 1981 to represent the 1st Congressional District, is trying to hold on to the seat in a contest with State Rep. Nancy Mace. Voters will also have a long list of state and local races to determine.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS ALWAYS A PRIORITY AS SOUTHERN BEAUFORT COUNTY GROWS

Newcomers often sense the difference when they visit southern Beaufort County for the first time. The development ambience of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton has a different feel from other places. Most can’t put their finger on the difference, but they know it’s real. 

The land itself is similar to other locations along the Carolinas and Georgia coast, but there is something special here. 

USCB STUDENT FROM HILTON HEAD JOINS SHARK RESEARCH TEAM

Could bacteria on the skin of sharks be a source of new antibiotics for humans? The answer to this and many other questions may come from research conducted by scientists affiliated with OCEARCH, including the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Dr. Kim Ritchie and her student assistant, Lincoln Fuller of Hilton Head Island.

VILJAC SPEARHEADS BLUFFTON’S FARMERS MARKET

Kim Viljac’s love of community and talent for connection lends perfectly to her position as executive director of the Farmers Market of Bluffton.

Viljac lived for a time in the south of France which helped foster her lifelong affinity for great food and outdoor activities.

“I spent a lot of time at open air markets with all the beautiful colors, fragrant aromas, and friendly people,” she said. “I guess that’s where it all started.”

HILTON HEAD WOMAN EARNS HUB INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Kristin Hayrinen of Hilton Head was recognized by HUB International as a 2019 SHARP Award winner. Hayrinen is one of six 2019 SHARP recipients from the Carolinas region. Hayrinen has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has been a SHARP recipient for five consecutive years.

Hilton Head Monthly & Bluffton Monthly put a spotlight on local men who make a difference. From business, medicine, real estate, dining and the arts, these profiles showcase their success stories.

The men discuss their background, motivation, and the distinct approaches they’ve taken to thrive. Their influence is valued and has made a positive impact in our communities. THEY ARE THE LEADING MEN OF THE LOWCOUNTRY.

DR. BENJAMIN PARKER

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After 30 years of service to Lowcountry animals and the humans who love them, you’d think Dr. Ben Parker would be getting ready for retirement. After all, during the course of his career he’s raised three children to adulthood in the Lowcountry and helped generations of pet owners keep their furry friends happy and healthy.

No one was more surprised than Bill Robertson himself when he discovered a passion for tracking and killing bugs and unwanted pests.

But the more he thought about it, the more it made sense. After all, according to Robertson, his Marine training — “crawling on my belly” — had prepared him to eliminate an enemy.

That was 1989. 

Everyone has heard of a trademark, but not everyone knows what it is. Fewer understand the importance and value of trademarks and why they are essential to nearly every business.

The most common trademarks consist of a single word (Fishcamp®), a group of words (Outside Hilton Head ™™ )) or a slogan (Docking Made Easy®) that identify a business.  However, trademarks may also include the shape of a product or a product’s unique packaging design, a sound, a scent and a color.

BLUFFTON WOMAN’S BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER INSPIRES BURGEONING BUSINESS

Angie Evangelista was in a dark place in early 2019. She was recovering from surgery and going through chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas.

The surgery removed a piece of her physical being, but it took a greater toll on her emotional well-being.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HIRES OFFICE ASSISTANT, AGENT, DIGITAL DIRECTOR

CyCy Cornaglia and Mackenzie Medlin recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bay Street Realty Group and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cora Bett Thomas Realty. Cornaglia is an office assistant in the Savannah office. From Sao Paulo, Brazil, she speaks fluent Portuguese, basic Spanish and understands some Italian. Medlin has joined the team as a real estate agent. She graduated from SCAD with a fine arts degree in fashion marketing and management. Lindsey Nix has been hired as digital director. Nix was the former marketing director for Cora Bett Thomas Realty which in May was acquired by Bay Street Realty Group. She will direct all website, digital and agent marketing support needs for the organization.

The change of season is a chance to enjoy the bloom of gorgeous autumn flowers. From vibrant colors to sweet scents, these flowers are pleasant to plant.

CLOSETS PLAY CRITICAL ROLE IN ORGANIZATION

Some might think that closets are an afterthought in a home’s interior design. It really shouldn’t be, and it really isn’t.

The function of closets at all price points in the market focuses on organization, accessibility and complimentary décor. Whether it’s a walk-in or a reach-in, closets perform a critical function that makes everyday life for Lowcountry residents easier.

DANCE INSTRUCTION HELPS COUPLES FIND THEIR RHYTHM

It’s becoming more popular to have your wedding dance professionally choregraphed. Some brides and grooms are even building their wedding themes around the dance. People are also willing to spend more time preparing for this special moment, which gives them more “together” time to get know each other in a different way.

And it’s not just the bride and groom who want to make sure they don’t hit the dance floor with two left feet: The rest of the family wants to put their best foot forward, too. A family dance is becoming a growing trend at weddings — it seems almost like a formal presentation of the family.

WEDDING INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS ENJOY THEIR DAY OF BLISS

After all those years of just missing each other — of being just a few minutes too early or too late — they finally met.

Michel Berda, an accomplished wedding photographer who has captured the joy of more than 500 weddings, and Linzie Davis, a wedding hair and makeup artist, had fleetingly crossed paths through the years at numerous events in Charleston and throughout the Lowcountry, but they’d never connected. Never had a chat.

HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS SAVOR THEIR DREAM WEDDING

In high school, Abby Hicks greeted Parris Winstead as she was walking down the hall to class. Little did she know the impression she made in that moment. Parris was instantly in love.

“I knew I was going to marry her from the moment I saw her,” he said.