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PLENTY OF OPTIONS FOR YOUTH SPORTS

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY

Another sports season is set to begin, and parents looking for athletic options can find plenty in the Lowcountry.

The Beaufort County Parks and Recreation Department and the Island Recreation Center offer myriad youth sports programs.

2022 CUTEST CAT: LOHR

Lohr is a 6-year-old CFA-champion female seal-point Siamese cat. Affectionate, amiable and energetic as a totally indoor feline despite having preferences, she loves being involved in almost all social family activities. Lohr enjoys watching the outdoor wild bird feeders of owners Drs. Barry and Barre Wright while resting on one of her luxurious lion-shaped cat beds. True to her breed, Lohr is a highly intelligent and a great loving companion.

THESE SHELTERS HAVE BIG HEARTS FOR OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS

It seems like the kind of work we all would adore doing. And while working with at-risk animals is indeed incredibly rewarding, the folks we spotlight below are the purest of angels. They are constantly raising money and attention to ensure that the abandoned and mistreated animals of the Lowcountry know a better life in their days ahead.

BY HILTON HEAD MONTHLY | PHOTOS BY GUIDO FLUECK

THE SHACKLEFORD BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA OFFER A GLIMPSE OF A BARREN BARRIER ISLAND

Known as an island home to the Cape Lookout National Seashore’s “Banker Ponies,” the Shackleford Banks’ most famous residents are the feral horses whose ancestors are believed to be shipwrecked Spanish Mustangs from the late 1500s. These feral horses walk the beaches, shrubbery and maritime forests. There’s also other island animals — including birds, crabs, gray foxes, and otters.

BY VICKIE MCINTYRE | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

PALMETTO BLUFF INITIATIVE FOSTERS CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY CONNECTION

What’s the latest buzz enveloping Palmetto Bluff?

No, it’s not about another celebrity on the premises, though it does concern which notable artist is in residence.

MAY RIVER HIGH CLUB TEAM CONNECTS THROUGH COMPETITION OF ESPORTS

BY MARK LETT | PHOTOS SUPPLIED

It’s “Game On” at May River High School, where Esports is powered up, gaining popularity and growing.

The program has served more than 150 players since it began five years ago, bringing together computer gamers, athletes, males, females, friends and students who otherwise might not have associated with each other.

LILA BEAN
Age: 4 years old
Gender: Female
Weight:
54 pounds
Breed: Pit Bull
Temperament: Extremely sweet, loves kisses. Can walk and play fetch all day long.

1. HILTON HEAD PREP WELCOMES NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL

Paul W. Horgan begins his first year of Head of School at Hilton Head Prep. Horgan served as Head of the Upper School for Cape Henry Collegiate in Virgina Beach. He earned a master’s in education at the University of Virginia. Horgan is the eighth Head of School at Hilton Head Prep. “I feel a tremendous responsibility to our families, and it is my goal to ensure that this is a wonderful place for children to grow up,” Horgan said.

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