FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HHI ALWAYS KEEPS SIGHT OF ITS MISSION

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, First Presbyterian Church Hilton Head Island has never lost sight of its mission, "Changing Lives … Making Disciples." 

“Especially in this pandemic, changing lives has mattered so much,” the Rev. Dr. Will Robinson said. “So, I think of our local outreach ministries and our global outreach ministries, and just how much more those have been needed because of the pandemic.”

MARTY FALLE TELLS STORIES THROUGH HIS MUSIC

American Country/Bluegrass singer-songwriter Marty Falle isn’t your typical country artist, though he does love his pickup truck.

There’s no manager, no touring. He’s strictly a Nashville recording artist who has owned a home on Hilton Head Island since 2003, a beautiful place to create his original music. Nevertheless, he boasts an international audience, all while maintaining a fulltime job with a Fortune 50 company. 

1. SECOND HELPINGS APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Marcus Tanner has been appointed as new executive director at Second Helpings. 

A native of northwest Tennessee, Tanner had a 27-year career in the Marine Corps. He has been stationed throughout the U.S. and has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries in Africa and the Mediterranean. He retired from the military in October. 

CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE FLIGHTS & FANCY GALA OFFERS AN EVENING OF EXTRAVAGANT ENTERTAINMENT

Each year the Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala places event goers in the driver’s seat to the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival by previewing some of the most alluring automobiles and aircraft to date.

In conjunction with the Grand Motoring Film Festival (Nov. 4 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina) and Michael Anthony’s Tableside Wine Dinner (Nov. 4 at Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana), it kick starts the weekend-long car show.

CARL & CARROL JENSEN REV UP FOR THIS YEAR’S CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

To the moderate car enthusiast, the name Stutz may not resonate as well as Mercedes, Porsche or Ferrari.

With the last model rolling off an Indiana assembly line more than 85 years ago, and just 300 of its cars still in existence today, the nameplate just doesn’t have the kind of recognition as others might. (Despite a modestly successful revival of the name in the late 60s which saw the likes of Elvis Presley and Lucille Ball driving around in GM-produced, second wave Stutzes).

1. BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NAMES OFFICER TO LEAD STUDENT SERVICES 

Juliet White, PhD, was selected to lead the Beaufort County School District’s Student Services division, which encompasses special education, alternative programming, guidance counselling, adult education, nursing, athletics and additional student services/initiatives. White, who has served as the district’s Director of Special Education since 2019, has 28 years of educational experience. 

FINDING THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR PRIZED PIECES

If a company has Fine Art Installation in its name, it better be good or it’s overstating its reputation. 

Axis, based in Atlanta with clients and an office on Hilton Head, is good and its portfolio of visually striking art hanging here and there proves it. 

“It might be a two-story foyer, vaulted ceiling and a great room or if the art hangs on a stacked stone wall over a fireplace or marble tile, anything like that,” Derek Smith said. “And a lot of people hire us for convenience too. 

CHART-TOPPING EDWIN MCCAIN WILL PERFORM IN THE LOWCOUNTRY 

When you ask Edwin McCain about his career, he doesn’t talk about himself. He tells of “the glory days of music on Hilton Head.” 

It takes effort to pull him from the memory and awe of the scene and singers/songwriters who lit his still-burning fire and, eventually, handed him a mic. 

COLLINS GROUP REALTY DONATES TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Collins Group Realty continues to give back to the community. 

Its philanthropy program, 200th Home Sale for Charity, recently rewarded five nonprofit organizations, with Volunteers in Medicine Clinic Hilton Head Island earning the grand prize of $5,000. 

This month, Monthly puts a spotlight on local men who make a difference. From business, medicine, real estate, dining and development, these profiles showcase their success stories. The men discuss their background, motivation, and the distinct approaches they’ve taken to thrive. Their influence is valued and has made a positive impact in our communities. They are the leading men of the Lowcountry.