The Town of Hilton Head Island will commence selling 2017-2018 Beach Parking Passes on Monday, November 14, 2016. Passes are available to Town of Hilton Head Island property owners. The cost for a pass is $30 per vehicle and they are valid until December 31, 2018. The pass allows residents to park in designated spaces at Islanders Beach Park and Driessen Beach Park.
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Hurricane Matthew - Week Four Highlights: November 4, 2016
Highlights for the Town of Hilton Head Island
The FEMA Disaster Assistance Center opened in the Town Council Chambers at Town Hall, One Town Center Court, on Thursday November 3rd. Some 70 citizens were served on the first day. The Center will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm; and from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays until further notice.
Diversity 101: Rethinking History
WHOSE ‘STORY’ IS IT, ANYWAY?
Recently, I paid $99 to Ancestry.com for a DNA kit, provided the requested sample, and waited six weeks for a scientific analysis of the most fundamental elements of my identity. Like most of us, I wanted to unravel the mystery of my past; to find and make sense of those elusive pieces of the complex puzzle that is me. Probably, on a deeper level, this is motivated by a very Freudian search for personal wholeness (but that’s another article).
Beach Renourishment Project schedule revised
As a result of weather-related delays caused by Hurricane Matthew, the Town of Hilton Head Island has revised the schedule for the completion of the Beach Renourishment Project.
Picking up the pieces: Daufuskie Island’s return to normalcy after Hurricane Matthew
As Hilton Head Island continues to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Matthew, our closest neighboring island begins its journey to return its community to normal.
Daufuskie Island is 8 square miles of private land that is only accessible by boat, so naturally many were concerned when Gov. Nikki Haley mentioned in her pre-hurricane press conference that storm surges would leave the island “under water.” For a community of small residences and businesses, staying behind to endure Hurricane Matthew was a gamble, but one that about a quarter of the residents decided to take.
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opening on Hilton Head Island
South Carolina Emergency Management Division and FEMA have announced a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will be set up on Hilton Head Island.
Bluffton’s community spirit stronger than the winds of Hurricane Matthew
Good job, Bluffton. Your actions during the evacuation for Hurricane Matthew and after the storm had passed made us more proud to live in this beloved town. Bluffton is blessed that Mother Nature didn’t do the damage here that our Hilton Head Island neighbors experienced with this Category 2 storm. There were countless examples of when a tree fell, it chose to fall on the ground, not on a person or a house. And though not all were unscathed, speaking for the town as a whole, Hurricane Matthew could have been much worse.
Preparedness proves successful as Hilton Head Island begins recovery
PHOTO: Hilton Head Island mayor David Bennett and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford survey saltwater damage to the 18th fairway of Harbour Town Golf Links.
Preparedness, teamwork, cooperation, kindness and thankfulness are five words that come quickly to mind when describing how our hometown Island got through last month's Hurricane Matthew impact and immediate aftermath in a positive fashion.
Hilton Head Named Among Top U.S. Islands
Condé Nast Traveler recently ranked Hilton Head Island the No. 3 island in the United States as part of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The Hawaiian islands of Maui and Oahu took the top two spots. The magazine had high praise for Hilton Head’s “pristine” beaches, shopping, bike trails, golf and restaurants “that could compete with major cities.”
‘American Pickers’ Looking For Local Collectors
“American Pickers” is looking for Hilton Head Island and Bluffton collectors to feature on an episode of the popular TV show. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team explore the world of antique “picking” on the History Channel.
Most Of Hunting Island State Park Closed For Rest Of 2016
Due to Hurricane Matthew, most of Hunting Island State Park is closed until further notice. All reservations are cancelled and refunded through December 2016.
New Hilton Head Island Resort Opens
Hilton Grand Vacations recently opened its new Ocean Oak Resort, located near Coligny Beach Park on South Forest Beach. The resort features 125 oceanfront suits, a zeroentry pool and sits on 7 acres.
Bluffton To Acquire Land In Historic District
The town of Bluffton is set to acquire a 1.47 acre parcel of land located at 68 Boundary St. Situated between Dubois Park and the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society’s Heyward House, the property will be used as public open space and will provide additional public parking spaces in the Bluffton Historic District.
More Sidewalks Coming To Buck Island Road
The town of Bluffton recently began construction on the next phase of the Buck Island-Simmonsville Community sidewalk project. The project will install 1,200 linear feet of 5-foot wide sidewalks on Buck Island Road adjacent to the Toy Fields neighborhood across from the Wellstone development.
Campbell, Newhall To Be Inducted Into HHI Hall Of Fame
The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island recently announced that Emory Campbell and Caroline “Beany” Newhall will be inducted into the Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame on Nov. 10. Campbell is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the cultural and environmental heritage of the Lowcountry.
Discovery Museum Opens Tom Peeples Discovery Lab
The Coastal Discovery Museum recently held a grand opening for donors who supported the construction of a new $400,000 educational building and learning laboratory at the Coastal Discovery Museum. It was the first public announcement that the building was named in honor of Tom Peeples in recognition of his foresight in preserving historic Honey Horn and helping develop a successful public-private partnership between the Coastal Discovery Museum and the Town of Hilton Head Island.