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The Moss Creek community expanded its racquet center with the addition of pickleball courts. Phase One of the project includes four courts, with an additional four courts planned in the next phase. The Moss Creek Racquet Center will offer a full slate of leagues, tournaments, clinics and instructional programs.

WIP AWARDS $111,000 IN GRANTS

Women in Philanthropy awarded $91,327 from the Women in Philanthropy Endowment Fund to four Beaufort County nonprofit organizations. An additional grant of $19,725 was awarded from the Dr. Julianne Bluitt Foster Memorial Fund, established from a bequest entrusted to support Women in Philanthropy. The $25,000 grants were awarded to Good Neighbor Free Medical Clinic; Low Country Legal Volunteers and The Children’s Center. Bluffton Self Help was awarded $16,325. The $19,725 grant from the Dr. Juliann Bluitt Foster Memorial Fund was awarded to Hopeful Horizons.

HILTON HEAD UNVEILS PROPOSALS FOR MID-ISLAND PARK

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

Hilton Head Town Council is getting closer to finalizing one of the island’s biggest initiatives.

Recently the town council received an overview of plans proposed for the town-owned Mid-Island Tract and overall Mid-Island Initiative Area. Mayor John McCann believes the plans will “transform” the island.

Stay cool with these coastal fashions.

ENJOY THESE SPOTS WHEN YOU NEED TO GET AWAY

Fun and exciting destinations are a short car ride from home in the Lowcountry. Whether you go for a day trip or explore for an extra day, neighboring cities are ready to greet you. Here are a few must-see spots within driving distance for family adventures.

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

A GOOD BOOK MAKES FOR A GREAT DAY OF RELAXATION. A BOOK BY A LOCAL AUTHOR OR ONE THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE LOWCOUNTRY IS EVEN BETTER. HERE ARE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE READS.

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

RESURRECTION CHURCH IS CELEBRATING ITS 12TH YEAR ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND

In October of 2010, Resurrection Church launched from humble beginnings in a small, rented office space just across the bridge in Moss Creek, before moving to its current location at 296 Spanish Wells Road in late 2013.

1. HILTON HEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HIRES NEW DIRECTOR AND ADDS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Veteran arts administrator Steven Shaiman has been named the Director of the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and HHSO Education and Community Engagement by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. He served as Senior Vice President/Director, Artist Management at Concert Artist Guild in New York City for more than 16 years. Shaiman succeeds HHIPC Director Mona Huff. Susan Hartmann was hired for the newly created position of Development Associate. 

JOURNEE ORAGE ESTABLISHES THRIVING BUSINESS

STORY BY AMY BARTLETT | PHOTOS BY PICTURE THE POSSIBILITIES

When you first hear the story about a little girl who “sells lip gloss” you might mistakenly think it’s as cute as a neighborhood lemonade stand.  

But that would be underestimating the striking presence, drive and camera-ready communication skills of young entrepreneur, 10-year-old Journee Orage.

CHARLESTON CARRY SISTERS CREATE CUSTOM-MADE SOUTHERN ACCESSORIES

BY NICOLE CRAM | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

It all began in 2014 when Kathie Hall Rainsford was planning her wedding with a little help from her sister, Karen Hall Caraway.

One of the first engagement gifts Kathie and her then-fiancé received was a beautiful sweetgrass basket created by artisans in Charleston’s renowned City Market.

CAROLINA GROWN AND AMERICAN MADE, COVERED IN COTTON GIVES BACK

BY BARRY KAUFMAN | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

The story of Covered in Cotton is one written in miracles, signs and wonders. Starting in tragedy and heartbreak but carried along by hope and a determination to create positive change, it’s ultimately a tale of faith in action.

The first miracle came, appropriately enough, on Christmas Eve 2015, when young Tobin Woodard defied all the odds to beat a severe case of bacterial meningitis at just 3 months old.

BY VICKIE MCINTYRE | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

All eyes turn toward the flag on Independence Day, but for Max Berry and his business partners, Katie and Wes Lyon, admiration for Old Glory is always front and center.

In 2018, the Charleston-based trio founded Allegiance Flag Supply, which produces high-quality American flags with American-sourced materials and workers.

NEW BUILD ON GREEN HERON ROAD PART OF FAMILY TRADITION

BY DEAN ROWLAND | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

In a way, what Paul Bailey Builders on Hilton Head has done is replicate the Boardwalk and Park Place spaces in the Monopoly board game.

They have built or remodeled seven homes on Green Heron Road in Sea Pines during the past 33 years, a prime stretch of land from North Sea Pines Drive to the ocean. It’s real estate gold.

AVOID DECEPTION IN THE AFTERMATH OF A HURRICANE

BY NINA GREENPLATE

No one wants to be on the receiving end of deliberate deception, but unfortunately it happens.

Scammers strike when emotions are high, and what better time than after a natural disaster like a hurricane, where both property and people can be damage victims.

CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY ADDS AGENT

Yessica Fortes has joined Century 21 Diamond Realty as an agent. She is originally from Uruguay, South America, and moved to the Lowcountry at age 12. Fortes has a degree in business management and hospitality.

SANDOVAL | BALLARD WEDDING

Katy Sandoval and Zach Ballard were recently married at First Presbyterian Church and had their reception at the Sea Pines Country Club. They met as students at Hilton Head High School and both graduated from Clemson University. They live in Madison, Wisconsin, where Zach is a bio-medical engineer with Epic and Katy is a neonatal nurse at UnityPoint-Meriter Hospital. Photos by Ashly McCoy | ashlymccoy.com

HOW TO MAKE YOUR WEDDING DAY ECO-FRIENDLY

BY AMY BARTLETT

Google eco-friendly weddings (or green, sustainable, ethical, zero-waste), and the most common advice is one we know and love here in the Lowcountry: Keep it local.

Couple travels to exchanges vows at Sea Pines

BY NICOLE CRAM | PHOTOS BY PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNE

On a breezy day in May 2021, lifelong friends Jenna Hall and Joey Roberts exchanged vows on the 17th green in Harbour Town in front of family and friends who traveled from near and far to celebrate the happy couple.