FORSYTHE JEWELERS PUTS FOCUS ON DESIGNERS

Hilton Head Island’s trusted source for designer jewelry, Forsythe Jewelers has been in Sea Pines Center since its inception in the 1980s. Since the beginning, owner Andrea Bragg said, the shop has focused on the top names in design.

“Some jewelry stores are more private labels, but we’ve gone the designer way,” she said. “The designers are names that people know and trust. They may not know Andrea Bragg or Forsythe Jewelers, but they know Roberto Coin and David Yurman. These are the top designers, the most well-known that you find at fine jewelry boutiques.”

USCB PROGRAM FOR LOCAL EMPLOYEES TEACHES ABOUT HHI

“Why do loggerhead turtles need us to turn the lights out at night?” “What is an anhinga?” “What’s the story behind Mitchelville?”

Visitors to Hilton Head Island come from all over the world, and they often are unfamiliar with the Lowcountry’s history and natural resources. So they turn to the people they encounter every day during their vacations: Hilton Head Island’s waiters, bartenders and hotel employees.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND SHINES IN WARM WEATHER

It’s finally summer — the season kids and local business owners have been waiting for all year. It’s during these months that visitors and locals take to our beaches and waterways in pursuit of the ultimate summer fun.

It’s also crazy hot, so most will want to stay close to the water, if not immersed in it. Ready to make some waves?

There's only one cutest kid in the lowcountry…yours.

LOCAL BOUTIQUES PUT STYLE INTO SUMMER

This season, fashion trends are as bright as the Lowcountry sun. Corals and oranges as are the standout hues, setting the tone for 2019’s warm-weather fashion.

Every year designers, clothing brands and retailers work from two color collections from color powerhouse Pantone. There is a collection of 16 colors that the company predicts will be hot for spring and summer and another set of 16 for fall and winter. The company also announces a color of the year — and this year, appropriately, it’s a peachy-pink shade called “Living Coral.”

The race takes only minutes, but the excitement of dragon boat racing started months ago.

On June 22, boats bearing 20 paddlers and a drummer will compete on the Beaufort River, setting out from the new day dock at Beaufort’s Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

Rogue RescueRogue Rescue and Sanctuary in Bluffton has an urgent need for foster families for its dogs after the nonprofit’s owner had a stroke last month.

“I suffered a stroke, and the doctor is not wanting me to do any type of work, especially in the heat,” said Dianne Chesser All. She needs to recover for at least the next 90 days.

The rescue, which has a second location in Allendale, cares for about 35 dogs, including 20 adoptable dogs that need to go into foster homes, All said.

NEW ANIMAL CAMPUS IS STATE-OF-THE-ART

Augustin may have been adopted by now, but if not, the friendly, 60-pound golden retriever mix is in good hands at the new Beaufort County Animal Campus in Okatie. He’s got a spacious kennel with a doggy door separating private inside and outside areas, a large play yard where he can run with his friends, staff who walk him on a leash on a path around a small lake and volunteers who pet him. When potential adopters come to see Augustin, they’ll take him outside to an acquaintance yard or, if it’s raining, they’ll get to know him in a comfortable meet-and-greet room.

LOWCOUNTRY CAPTAIN IS HOOKED ON GREAT WHITES

Chip Michalove has always been obsessed with sharks.

Luckily for him, there are plenty of them out in the waters surrounding the Lowcountry.

“When I started out, I thought there were two or three great whites off of our coast,” he said. “But we really have over 1,000.”