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OKATIE ELEMENTARY’S DEWEESE IS TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Megan DeWeese has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. She has fond memories of playing school with her brother, using a large green chalkboard, which her daughters now use to “teach” their stuffed animals. 

Now she’s not only a teacher; she’s teacher of the year. 

THIS PLAN CAN QUICKLY GROW A BUSINESS OWNER’S WEALTHTHIS WEALTH

A select group of entrepreneurs are taking advantage of a more sophisticated retirement solution that most business owners are unaware of, let alone, benefiting from. 

A “typical” retirement plan may not serve business owners’ best financial interests. 

NAME: ANGEL
Age: 3 years old
Gender: Female
Weight: 55 pounds
Breed: English Pointer 
Temperament: Energetic, loving but shy. Gets along with cats. 

CROSS SCHOOL TEACHER SELECTED FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY

Lauren French, a teacher at Cross Schools in Bluffton, is one of 58 teachers selected for a National History Day fall professional development program. The course focuses on using online Library of Congress primary and secondary sources to develop and support student research skills and is a feature of NHD’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium. 

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7,099 READERS MADE THEIR VOICES HEARD. THANK YOU, HILTON HEAD ISLAND FOR MAKING US THE NO. 1 POPULAR MAGAZINE IN YOUR TOWN.

 

A good book makes a great holiday present, and a book by a local author or one that that highlights the Lowcountry is even better. This holiday, give a friend or loved one the gift of an engaging read.

THE LEAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE ORNAMENTS. IT’S THE STORY THOSE ORNAMENTS TELL. 

At Apollo Cards & Gifts in Totowa, N.J., there were few bigger days in the mid 1980s than the one Saturday each year when the latest Hallmark Keepsake ornaments would make their debut.

And on these Saturdays, there was no one more excited than Guillermo “Willie” Leal, the man they called the Hallmark Wizard.

giftedWITH THE PANDEMIC PUTTING US IN A NEW LOCAL FRAME OF MIND, THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BROWSE GIFTED HILTON HEAD’S AWARD-WINNING SELECTION.

It goes without saying that this has been an unusual year. In a year where so much has changed, and uncertainty still looms large, it’s nice to be able to count on some things never changing.

The sun will rise tomorrow. The tide will ebb and flow in the same rhythm it has for ages. And as long as there is a “Favorite Gift Store” category in the Readers’ Choice Awards, the win will probably go to Gifted Hilton Head.

HOST A LOWCOUNTRY TRADITION AT HOME

Nothing says fall in the Lowcountry like a wood fire and a table full of freshly steamed oysters.

Guests take advantage of our brief cold weather to enjoy shucking local clusters with good conversations and maybe a little bit of football. This year is different than any other, but an oyster roast might be the best way to dine outdoors with a few select people, taking measures to protect guests from infection.