shuriShuri

Age: 2.5 years old 
Gender: Female 
Weight: 53 pounds 
Breed: Mixed 

Temperament: Loving and sassy Shuri has been at PAL for more than two years and is eager for a real home. She spent several weeks of the quarantine in a foster home and was a great guest. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE SENIOR CLASS OF 2020

Monthly recognizes seniors from the area’s high schools. 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND SHINES IN SUMMER

Summer is here on Hilton Head Island—the season kids and Lowcountry business owners have been waiting for all year. Visitors and locals head to our beaches and waterways in pursuit of the ultimate summer fun—hopefully while practicing social distancing.

GIVE YOUR DAD A MEMORABLE FATHER’S DAY EXPERIENCE

This Father’s Day, instead of focusing on what special thing to get dad, why not plan a great experience with him? 

Our gift advice this year is make him a handmade card and spend time with him doing something he finds fun. (OK, maybe get him one unique thing). The Lowcountry is full of adventures for fathers and their sons and daughters to enjoy together. 

LOWCOUNTRY DUO HAS A MISSION FOR THEIR AROUND-THE-WORLD-JOURNEY

Tripp Brower remembers the rush of sailing into Hiva Oa with a full moon hovering above.

Zach Bjur recalls the sweet earthy smell, the scent of flowers and mangoes and the spray of the waterfalls. Sometimes he has dreams of being on the boat, putting up a sail.

In late March, after a month of sailing across the Pacific Ocean, longtime friends Brower and Bjur arrived at peaceful Hiva Oa in the Marquesas Islands.

Monthly reached out to local animal shelters to see how they and their dogs and cats are faring during the coronavirus pandemic. This month’s answers come from Lindsay Perry, marketing coordinator at Palmetto Animal League; Jennifer Smith, president of Noah’s Arks Rescue; and Sandra H. Enscoe, administration coordinator at Hilton Head Humane Association.  

Question. Is it possible to adopt a pet now?


PAL: Yes. With people spending more time at home, it’s a great time to adopt. Bringing a new pet home can ease restlessness and create a sense of schedule. PAL is offering “Open-Air Adoptions” including video meet-and-greets, curbside service and adoption applications via phone.
Noah’s Arks: We are doing adoptions by appointment only.
Hilton Head Humane: We encourage everyone to continue to adopt. We are scheduling adoption appointments both on Hilton Head Island and in Okatie.

CYPRESS AND TUPELO GIANTS STAND GUARD AT EBENEZER CREEK

A kayak and canoe trail winds through the tupelo-cypress swamp at Ebenezer Creek. Locals know that paddling is the best way to experience this unique habitat. 

“This is a wild and scenic waterway,” said Brian Cohen of Backwater Expeditions, an adventure outfitter helping people explore this protected wetland. “It’s fed by several artesian springs.” 

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST IS WHAT MATTERED MOST

It’s not every day a 90-year-old woman impacts the lives of more than half a million followers. The nonagenarian never meant to be an influencer, but it turned out that Norma Bauerschmidt’s epic journey across the U.S. and her focus on seizing the day resonated with many. 

Norma decided to forego lifesaving cancer treatment and travel instead, a decision that would also change the life of her son and daughter-in-law, who hit the road with Norma and their dog, Ringo, chronicling the journey in “Driving Miss Norma” (Harper Collins, 2017), a book about what really matters at the end of life. 

HOW TO KEEP WELL-FED AND HEALTHY DURING CORONAVIRUS ISOLATION

Right now, we’re staying home as much as we can to protect our health. But there are still plenty of ways to stay connected to the outside world — and get medical advice, shop for supplies and stay active without leaving your house. Here, we share a few apps, websites and other solutions.