At the helm June 2018

At the Helm

hilton head monthly team


In June, Lowcountry residents realize just how good we’ve got it as visitors from all over the country and many corners of the world arrive to revel in what we sometimes take for granted: wide, clean beaches; rolling waves; and days filled with golden sunshine.

Father’s Day is June 17, and it’s a great day to get outside and “play tourist.” Whether your dad prefers golfing, fishing or fine dining, studies show that people treasure gifts of experiences. In addition to something from our Father’s Day Gift Guide, we bet that what your dad really wants is to spend the day with his children, doing something the whole family will enjoy.

For suggestions, check out our “Cool Day With Dad” feature on pages 56-61, and our summer fun story on pages 70-77. Need more ideas? Take Dad to a Savannah Bananas baseball game — you can read about the team on pages 82-85. If he’s a history buff, check out our story about the Baynard Masoleum, and then take him there and impress him with your knowledge.

In our business section this month, we look at keystones of the tourism industry. Most of the traffic at Hilton Head Island Airport happens during the summer, and by the end of this month, those flying in will have a longer runway with some new features. Read about it on pages 32-33. Also check out our profile of Gerard Mahieu, president of Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island, who brings perfect vacations to thousands of families every year.

Here at Monthly, we feel our team is like a family. This month we’d especially like to thank our production crew, who put in long hours — including nights and weekends  when our deadline looms — to get this magazine out the door. Creative director Sasha Sweeney, art director Mike Lupi, and graphic designers Bailey Witt and Allyson Vernick, we couldn’t do it without you!

And to you, our dear readers, thank you as well. You’re the reason we are here, and we wish you the best summer ever.