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FIND THE PERFECT GRILL FOR YOU
The concept of cooking outdoors carries a certain mystique. It’s a spring rite of passage, posting yourself in front of your trusty grill and coaxing out the flavor from a slab of meat (or vegetables) while the intoxicating aroma of smoke rises on the breeze.
But what grill is right for you? Figuring out which one to cook on is no small decision, so with that in mind, we present the following primer on the grilling basics.
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STONEWORKS GIVES BACK TO DEEP WELL PROJECT
Deep Well Project received a $500 check from StoneWorks from proceeds of StoneWorks’ winter Level porcelain promotion. Customers received a discount on their Level porcelain and StoneWorks donated to Deep Well on their behalf.
1. A scenic view from the beach entrance at the Omni Resort Hilton Head as provided by Chris Webb.
2. Shauna Phillips captured the image on the water while fishing.
3. Sunset on Broad Creek as photographed by Rebecca Shupp.
The 53rd annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is set for April 12-18, with limited spectators on-site and strict health and safety protocols. COVID protocols include mandatory use of facial coverings and social distancing, according to a news release.
The fan guide to safety policies for the 2021 event is listed at RBCHeritage.com/COVID19.
A GUIDE TO BIRD-WATCHING IN THE LOWCOUNTRY
Whether you’re experienced or a neophyte hoping to spot an elusive rare species or observe many birds in myriad ecosystems, resident or visitor, the Lowcountry offers rich opportunities for bird-watching year-round.
With ecosystems ranging from maritime forests to freshwater ponds, streams, beaches, dunes and salt marshes, the area offers a diverse palette of avian life. Some 200 species make the area their home, while another 150 species have at least visited in recent years.
HILTON HEAD AUTHOR’S BOOK DETAILS BABY DAUGHTER’S FIGHT TO BEAT THE ODDS
Bob Krech wasn’t about to keep his revelation a secret. The Hilton Head resident knew he needed to share his experience. He needed to write about it.
“The only thing I can compare it to was, if you found a cure for cancer, you wouldn’t just sit on it and not tell anyone,” he said. “Here I felt like I had experienced a true miracle through prayer, and I wanted to share that experience in hopes that others in similar difficult circumstances might benefit. I wanted to let people know how God is active in our lives in very real ways.”
1. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HILTON HEAD NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Jan Cooper, Lt. Andres F. Florencio and Carla Seebald are the newest Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head board members. Cooper has had a successful career with Deloitte Touche in strategy and innovation, operations, and marketing. She has a passion for youth development and has experience with the United Way, Girl Scouts and other organizations.
ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ IS ONE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY’S PREEMINENT FORAGERS
Roberto Rodriguez is excited about his latest find. An expert forager, this native Argentinian has made countless discoveries while on one of his many treks through the forests of the Lowcountry. It’s usually the wood that calls to him; fallen limbs and trunks that he drags back to his shop and converts into beautiful works of art and furniture through his company, Wild Wood Rescue.
Today, it’s a mushroom. Draped over the crook of a tree, it’s a vision of pure white, a mass of white shaggy fibers that resembles a furry hat. Its unique look is what lends it the name “Lion’s Mane.”
1. SECOND HELPINGS NAMES NEW OFFICERS, ADDS NEW BOARD MEMBER
New officers and a new board member assumed leadership roles for nonprofit Second Helpings. Margaret (Peg) Marty, a retired consumer banking executive who lives on Dataw Island, is board president. The officers for 2021 are Mary Ann Bell, Vice President (Indigo Run); Anthony Berkant,
SALLIE ANN ROBINSON SHARES family food memoriesfamily memories
The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t slowed Sallie Ann Robinson down. Those who know her aren’t sure that anything could.
With a tour company on Daufuskie Island, three Gullah cookbooks, a volume on Daufuskie history with Jenny Hersch and whispers of a Netflix special in the works, she doesn’t seem to have time to sleep. But she’s a woman on a mission, one who seems fueled by the efforts of her ancestors to treasure their remote island.
CAHILL’S MARKET & CHICKEN KITCHEN SERVES UP A CENTURY’S WORTH OF BLUFFTON FARMING HISTORY
John Cahill and his son Robbie, the produce and palette architects behind Cahill’s Market and Chicken Kitchen, know that when it comes to the successes of their now 17-year-old business, they owe all blessings to the land.
John’s grandmother bought the 200-acre parcel off May River Road in Bluffton in 1918 for $10,000; money obtained as the life insurance beneficiary after her brother died in World War I.
ATLAS SURVEYING AND ITS EVER-PRESENT ORANGE TRUCKS ENJOYS GROWTH
As a professional land surveyor, Billy Gray was skilled at sizing up projects large and small — from farms to neighborhoods, and office buildings to shopping centers.
But his business found its true direction when he took the measure of his leadership and corporate culture.
What he determined, Gray says, was that his company needed to expand, and his management style needed to evolve to attract and retain top talent.
OUTDOOR PROJECTS THAT EXPAND YOUR LIVING SPACE
Spring is upon us and it’s time to take entertaining and lounging outside so we can take full advantage of the beautiful Lowcountry weather.
This time of year, everyone is busy sprucing up their outdoor space and planning those projects they’ve been putting off. One of the most popular outdoor projects is the incorporation of those key elements you love about the interior of your home and mimicking them on the exterior. Think cozy outdoor living rooms, fire features, outdoor kitchen and bars.
KELLER WILLIAMS WELCOMES NEW AGENTS
Keller Williams Realty Lowcountry welcomes agents Stacha Stinson, Michelle Dugan, Kiana Collins, Anthony Lydon and Lena Sells to its Hilton Head office. Kelli Stevens, Erin McLemore, Linda Willis, and Maurice Greenleaf have joined the Beaufort office.
PLANNING A PERFECT REHEARSAL DINNER
In 2020 many engaged couples said “I do” to postponing their nuptials until 2021. Now that couples are revisiting their wedding plans, celebratory events like the rehearsal dinner are getting a COVID-friendly makeover.
“Now, venues that are doing events have had to start thinking outside of the box as to how they can safely host while protecting the guests and their staff,” said Beth Anderson, Director of Events for Sea Pines Country Club. “One such option is to have the event outside.”
REVAMPING YOUR PLANS DURING A PANDEMIC
What do you do when you’ve paid $60,000 for a wedding that’s supposed to take place in five days and a pandemic threatens to bring everything to a halt?
Aimee Fennessey, local wedding planner and owner of Amanda Rose Weddings, says, “Modify!”
Bento Boxes. Tiny toasts. Custom sneakers.
As the saying goes: Necessity is the mother of invention.
Bridal trends for 2021 are no exception. Everything from crowd size to fashion choices reflects the aftermath of COVID-19’s appearance. Nevertheless, hope and flexibility have prevailed.