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STONEWORKS WELCOMES SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Carole May has been hired as an outside sales representative at StoneWorks. May is responsible for developing professional relationships and connecting different industries with the StoneWorks mission. Her professional background includes sales positions in the wholesale and retail industries, including the furniture industry and outside sales for soft goods.

1. HOSPICE CARE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY NAMES DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

James Dismond has been named director of development at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. Originally from Tompkinsville, Ky., he attended Berea College and Marshall University. 

The coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the country — and Hilton Head Island is certainly no exception. Especially hard hit are the patients of Volunteers in Medicine HHI, 10,000 people living and/or working here without health insurance. 

Many are on the front lines — landscapers, food and beverage employees, housecleaners, retail store workers, deliverers and others who keep the island and its economy humming.  For them, social distancing is often not available. They and their families are virus-vulnerable.  This summer, nearly a third of the 600 VIM patients who were tested for COVID-19 tested positive.

Santa ShopThe Santa Shop at Deep Well has some new twinkles this year. Re-designed for social distancing, Santa’s Shop will still offer meaningful gifts that parents personally select for their children ages 1 to 12 years old. The Santa Shop has served 500 to 900 children per year during the last five years 

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Deep Well will not place toy collection bins around the island. Donors who wish to purchase or collect gifts can review the Santa Shop Wish List on Deep Well’s website. These items can be dropped off at Deep Well at 80 Capital Drive before Dec. 10. 

J COSTELLO GALLERY HIGHLIGHTS STORYTELLING OF NEW ARTISTS

Ten years is a significant period of time by any measure, and in the art world notably so. Established in 1999, J Costello Gallery celebrates 10 years this month in its location at Red Fish restaurant on Hilton Head Island.

The gallery was previously in the Seacrest Building on the south end of the island, before moving to its current spot in 2010.

HILTON HEAD WOMAN EARNS HUB INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Kristin Hayrinen of Hilton Head was recognized by HUB International as a 2019 SHARP Award winner. Hayrinen is one of six 2019 SHARP recipients from the Carolinas region. Hayrinen has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has been a SHARP recipient for five consecutive years.

Hilton Head Monthly & Bluffton Monthly put a spotlight on local men who make a difference. From business, medicine, real estate, dining and the arts, 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.

DR. BENJAMIN PARKER

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After 30 years of service to Lowcountry animals and the humans who love them, you’d think Dr. Ben Parker would be getting ready for retirement. After all, during the course of his career he’s raised three children to adulthood in the Lowcountry and helped generations of pet owners keep their furry friends happy and healthy.

JOCK MILLER

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For 50 years, Knickers has set the standard for fashion on Hilton Head Island. From its iconic Harbour Town storefront, it has outfitted generations of locals and visitors in an ever-evolving wardrobe of styles. And since 1981, Jock Miller has been at the vanguard of that evolution.

 

KEN FAGUT

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There’s something new and different on Hilton Head Island. A town that already set a standard as a bicycle friendly community is now the launchpad for a brilliant new concept in cycling that’s taking the hospitality world by storm. It’s called Avocado Bikes, and it’s the brainchild of island local Ken Fagut, and his incredible partners.