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Hilton Head & Bluffton Lifestyle
Well, June, you held on to the title as long as you possibly could.
For centuries it seems, you’ve been heralded as the “Most Popular Month for Weddings™,” based largely on the fact that you’re named after Juno, the goddess of marriage, which somehow meant that couples would find favor, and fertility, in their married lives when they wed under your summer moon.
All of this seemed a little sketchy, since Juno married her own brother, Jupiter, but whatever. We overlooked it. Because June is just that fetching, with its warm breezes and fireflies and longest day of the year.
Plus for a long time a June wedding made good business sense. Back when weddings were more focused on the practical and less on the pretty, a wedding was more of a transaction – dowry paid, bride delivered – than a celebration. And getting married in June meant the new wife could (Juno willing) get pregnant right out of the gate and still be healthy enough to help harvest the crops that fall. Then, after a brief pause from farming to have the baby, she’d be back in shape to help with the next year’s harvest as well.
Nic and Tristan Puehse may look familiar.
Study those 14-year-old faces. Where have you seen them before? Considering they now live on Hilton Head Island, it may have been at South Beach Marina, Park Plaza Cinema, Harold’s Diner or Stu’s Surf Side Subs, three of their favorite hangouts.
For Moss Creek resident Rosanne Adams, turning 70 is a reason to celebrate. And while most of us might opt to ring in our septennial with a quiet dinner with friends or a night out on the town, Adams chose a different tack.
She’s going to bike the entire length of the Mississipi River.
“We leave from New Orleans on May 3 and our destination is Lake Itasca in Minnesota, right at the headwaters,” said Adams.
Adams will make the trek as part of a group called WomanTours, a pack of wanderlust-infused ladies who make it a habit of criss-crossing the country once a year. She’s been riding with them since 2003.
This trip, however, has a special purpose beyond just taking in America at 12 miles an hour. Adams is collecting donations, support and funds from her trip and donating them to the Moss Creek Marines, a group of United States Marine Corps veterans, Navy Corpsmen and spouses of deceased Marines. The Moss Creek Marines “adopt” Marines in combat zones and help give them a taste of home through “packages of personal, comfort, and fun items to make life more bearable.” according to their website.
Joseph Long and Beau Patterson of Hilton Head Island have each had stellar careers, but so have all 17 chartering members of Epsilon Mu, the newest chapter of Sigma Pi Phi, the nation’s first and oldest historically black Greek-letter fraternal organization.
Throughout this eco-geeked-out section you’ll find earth-friendly amazement.
The world’s first eco-friendly resort is returning to Earth-friendly form, thanks to a man called “the green wacko.”
Sustainability Advisory Committee members pick up the torch of Hilton Head Island’s eco-outlook.
Hilton Head entrepreneur has a better solution for solar water heating.