Recently, Lowcountry residents glancing toward the sky might have noticed something unusual soaring above Hilton Head Island.

The makers of the ICON A5 — a tiny amphibious plane meant to appeal to the same demographic that buys Ferraris — brought the uniquely shaped two-seater plane to the Lowcountry demo it to prospective customers.


They came as liberators, roaring past the cacophony of anti-aircraft guns and the blistering heat and smoke of war to raise the flag of freedom beyond the horizon and bury it into the heart of tyranny. These are the machines that carried heroes, men whose names have been enshrined in monuments and memorials across the free world by the grateful nation they left behind.

For over 37 years, Forsythe Jewelers has been refining the term “relaxed luxury.” It’s a phrase that doesn’t seem, at first, to make a lot of sense — but those who have experienced the world-class designer jewelry and service offered at Forsythe know that the term perfectly describes the store’s core.


Cooler temperatures bring great looks. 

“Children Coping with Cancer”


Thanks to the support of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head, children fighting cancer around the U.S. are introduced to David, a fictional pediatric cancer patient who explains the disease in simple terms and offers ideas to help them cope.

This was one of those things that weren’t supposed to happen — at least, not according to the face of SCETV’s new show, “By the River.”

Early this year, longtime local news reporter Holly Bounds Jackson took over as director of content and operations at SCETV’s Beaufort office, stepping in right as the station launched a partnership with University of South Carolina Beaufort’s broadcast program. The deal gave USCB broadcast students use of the SCETV studio and equipment for educational purposes, but their professor — determined to take things beyond the classroom — had bigger ideas.

On Nov. 10, join Sea Pines Montessori Academy as it celebrates 50 years instructing Hilton Head Island children.

Alumni, staff and special guests will gather at 10 a.m. under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town to bury a time capsule containing yearbooks, photos, newspapers, wallpaper from the school’s lobby, clothing, ornaments and other objects. Speakers also will reflect on the school’s past and look ahead to its future.

In 2004, South Carolina was one of the last states to legalize tattooing, and it took regulators more than two years to establish rules and allow the first tattoo shops to open.

Today, there are multiple shops on Hilton Head and in Bluffton, Beaufort and Hardeeville that draw local customers and vacationers as well as clientele from Savannah and beyond.


Since the beginning of time, ancient civilizations have been using shells, stones and other items like bones to carefully craft meaningful jewelry and decorative accessories. With the development of metal-working, jewelry became an art form that speaks to the heart, delighting wearers.

A few years back, Huntley Tarleton was looking for a way to add some flair to the Motoring Midway at the annual Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival. The theme was “The Quest for Speed and Style,” and Tarleton needed to find additional exhibits that would capture patrons’ attention and interest as they passed between class car exhibits on the first and 18th holes at Port Royal Golf Club.