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MarcoFreyCue scene: The waitress at my birthday dinner has a smile that seems tailored just for me. She’s just a little shy but very sweet. Blue streaks in her hair. With 7 credit cards, we pay up, my friends and I, joking about the small profit the bank makes on our good time. I waive adieu and we go in for some late night jazz at a bar across the street. Much later, that same smile graces my eyes. It’s loud in here but we manage to talk poetry just as I’m called on stage to play. She leaves with a friend and I can’t reverse her momentum as she walks out.

Sun City residents mingled with some of the Lowcountry’s cutest and most eligible cats at Palmetto Animal League’s first ever ‘Meow Mixer’ July 22 at the PAL Adoption Center in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park. 

Guests enjoyed refreshments and waived adoption fees for cats 1+ years old. PAL matchmakers were on hand to help attendees find their next great love. The idea behind the Meow Mixer was to help more adult cats find their forever home. PAL staff members fondly refer to their longtime feline residents as ‘Whiskers in Waiting.’ 

“Our facility provides a comfortable environment, but it could never be a substitute for a home of their own,” says Palmetto Animal League President, Amy Campanini. “Some cats have been here for 3 or more years, and it’s time for them to finally experience all the love and happiness they deserve.”

During the Meow Mixer, four adult cats were adopted into loving homes. Six other pets, including dogs and kittens, were also adopted at PAL the same day. Those who adopted an adult cat during the Meow Mixer received a gift bag compliments of PetSmart and a limited-edition PAL “Lives Worth Saving” T-shirt.  

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host “Les Bonnes Artistes” starting July 1 and running through August 27.  “The Good Artists” was founded in 2007 by Doris Shay.  The name is something that all artists aspire to; to become a really good artist.  The idea was to get a group of women artists together once a month to discuss art, share ideas and techniques, support each other, and improve their art.  Soon after, the idea for a group show of their works was discussed and they have been showing at various venues on Hilton Head Island for the last ten years.


Last weekend’s March on Washington was historical on so many levels for Americans and citizens who participated around the globe.  For this islander, imagine the simple culture shock of leaving Hilton Head in the off-season (pop. 39,000), for our bustling nation’s Capitol city (pop. 672,228).  Even if subtracting a couple hundred thousand from D.C.’s resident population (to account for those who skedaddled during the January 20, 2017 weekend), one still must add back an estimated 800,000 protesters from all over the country – all of who were on the streets in one six-hour period – the wave of humanity working towards a common purpose was unimaginably, awe-inspiring. 

If you were deaf, which tribe would you belong to? The hearing world, the deaf world or your family world? Check out this preview of “Tribes” then go see it at the Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre.