NORTH ISLAND BAPTIST CHURCH BRINGS FAITH TO LIFE

North Island Baptist Church began gathering in fall 1994 as a fellowship of seven families who wanted a Southern Baptist church on the north end of Hilton Head Island. 

After meeting in various temporary facilities, the fellowship moved in December 1998 to its current, permanent location at 3800 Main Street. A few months later, on Easter Sunday 1999, the fellowship became a fully recognized Southern Baptist church, with a membership of 100. 

ANNUAL LIGHTHOUSE AWARDS RECOGNIZE BEST IN CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN

The Lowcountry’s most talented builders and designers were recognized at the annual LightHouse Awards gala on Nov. 8 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island. 

More than 300 area building professionals attended the ceremony, presented by the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association and supported by title sponsor BB&T Home Mortgage.

SPENDING TIME WITH KIDS HAS HEALTH BENEFITS FOR GRANDPARENTS

Eat healthy. Get daily exercise. Get regular checkups. These are all tips that doctors say can help improve seniors’ health. 

Another surprising suggestion? Spend more time babysitting. 

A 2016 study in medical journal Evolution and Human Behavior suggested that grandparents who help care for their grandchildren — but who do not have custodial responsibilities — live longer than other seniors and have a better quality of life. 

In part, researchers said, it’s because caring for young children requires older adults to stay active, socialize and participate in activities. 

ITALIAN JEWELRY DESIGNER MARCO BICEGO TO VISIT HILTON HEAD

Though Italian luxury jewelry artist Marco Bicego’s work is known around the world and celebrated in art capitals from San Francisco to St. Tropez, the artist himself seldom visits stores where his works are sold. 

But Bicego will appear in person Nov. 20 at Forsythe Jewelers on Hilton Head Island to host a trunk show, meet clientele and personally engrave any pieces purchased that day.

HILTON HEAD INSTRUCTOR SAYS THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR WOULD-BE PILOTS

In just eight to 12 weeks, you could be taking to the friendly skies as a private pilot. But just because the training time is relatively short doesn’t mean it doesn’t require dedication. 

“It’s not rocket science. You don’t have to be an astronaut to fly an airplane,” said Bill Shank, the owner of Hilton Head Flight School and who has been a flight instructor for 37 years, including as a civilian instructor for the U.S. Air Force. “But you have to make a commitment to fly on a regular basis, usually not less than twice a week.” 

Photography: Jackie Friel, Style Squad
Stylist: Kathryn Mademann, Style SquadMakeup: Johanna DeAngelo, Style Squad
Hair: Sarah Rodriguez of Charleston Hair & Makeup
Models: Mike, Beth and Winslow Huth, Carolyn Venagel

Special thanks to Old Town Bluffton Inn for letting us shoot at their beautiful location, to Forsythe Jewelers for sharing their fine jewelry, and to Bob Craig and Philip Caposela for bringing their vintage cars for the occasion. 

ROUGHING IT NOT YOUR THING? YOU CAN STILL GET YOUR FRESH AIR FIX WITHOUT ABANDONING THE LUXE LIFE

There’s something to be said for facing the great outdoors head on, pitching your tent at the edge of the wilderness and communing with nature. Rising at the crack of dawn, seeing the first rays of golden sunlight painting the treetops, hearing the rush of wild water and breathing in the musty fragrance of the forest … it’s the sort of singular moment that quietly expels every ounce of stress from your body. 

HARVESTING ROE CAN BE SUSTAINABLE AND AFFORDABLE

Ask people to name luxurious delicacies, and caviar often tops the list. Traditionally, this briny, nutrient-rich treat is served as an elegant appetizer, accompanied by small Russian pancakes called blinis plus sour cream or créme fraiche, diced onions, chopped chives and hard-boiled eggs. Even its serving utensils evoke a sense of sophistication: Mother-of-pearl, bone or ivory spoons are used to avoid even a hint of metallic aftertaste from silver or stainless-steel flatware.

CLASSIC CARS TAKE TO THE STREETS OF BLUFFTON IN CONCOURS DRIVING TOUR

The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival has a reputation as the “fun” Concours event among automotive aficionados from coast to coast. This year, as leaders of the annual driving tour, Bob Craig and Phil Capossela will boost the fun factor at the weeklong event featuring mint condition classic cars and much more. They are set to chaperone the Nov. 1 parade of exquisite cars from Bluffton’s Dubois Park to Palmetto Bluff.