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The Cottage Cafe, Bakery & Tea Room is hosting a Wednesday dinner and lecture series titled "Journey of a Spiritual Nomad" with Dwanna Paul. The three parts of the series are Beyond the Veil: Connect to the Other Side (Oct. 2), Hauntings: Things That Go Bump in the Night (Oct. 9) and Gallery: Message from the Other Side (Oct. 16).

The Art League of Hilton Head announces its most exciting fundraising event where all ticket holders are winners. GOT ART? is a charity art auction event that will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the Walter Greer Gallery located in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina to benefit Art League of Hilton Head, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. 

Forty-five years ago, Mary Wyman Stone Fraser, wife of Sea Pines Plantation developer Charles E. Fraser, founded the Sea Pines Montessori School (SPMS), the first Montessori school in South Carolina. She was guided by her desire to provide Montessori education for her own two daughters as well as the growing Sea Pines Plantation and island-wide community of children. From the beginning, Sea Pines Montessori School (later Academy) has always been an outstanding and exemplary school in the national and international Montessori community.

Experience sublime kitchens and enjoy specially prepared treats in the first “Kitchens of Note” tour sponsored by the League of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Each kitchen will feature a local chef who will provide tasty appetizers and recipes. The tour consists of three homes in Wexford Plantation and three homes in Long Cove Club.  Don’t miss this opportunity to see the latest in kitchen design and visit two of the island’s private communities.

Want to satisfy your sweet tooth and contribute to a good cause? Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina is offering just that at Death By Chocolate: A Chocolate and Champagne Affair. The annual event will be from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort.

JUST A VISION OR AN EMERGING REALITY?

taskforceWhen the Great Recession slammed into Hilton Head Island in 2008, it zeroed in the island’s primary revenue sources: Real estate and tourism. The malaise sent the number of visitors plummeting and, more importantly, property values tumbling. Local business people scrambled to try to stop the free fall.

Throughout 2009, local business leaders arranged meetings to sound the alarm that Hilton Head wasn’t alone in battling the outgoing economic tide. Tony Fazzini, then president of Hilton Head Hospitality Association, was among the first to invite community leaders to open discussions about what they were experiencing. The talks also were intended to help the association, representing primarily food and beverage businesses, plan its direction, said Ann-Marie Adams, former executive director of the association.

members of the Civil Air Patrol pose for a group photoThey are young, ambitious and flying high to become future leaders in their communities, schools, churches and every other path in their lives.

These 19 boys and girls, ranging in age from 12 to 18, are members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Program in the Lowcountry. They dream about careers in the military, space or aviation, and are training diligently on Hilton Head Island now to achieve their goals of their future.

Guiding them every step along the way is Capt. Mark Eudy, DCC (deputy cadets commander). As the director of the youth development program in Beaufort and Jasper counties, Eudy takes great pride in helping to shape strong young bodies and minds into moral and ethical leaders.

Town officials and members of the 2013 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class will debut the Shrimp Boat Playground at DuBois Park at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. shrimpboat.picture

In addition to the traditional ribbon-cutting, the class and town officials are asking residents, their  children and their pets to join them for their first-ever Bluffton celebratory dance called “The Shrimp Boat Shake.”  The dance, modeled after You-Tube Sensation “The Harlem Shake,” will be led by the Bluffton High School Dance team.