General Interest Blog Posts

Gullah Culture – Did You Know?

February 13th, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his “I Have a Dream” speech among the Gullah community on St. Helena Island, SC. The 1991 movie Daughters of the Dust, about three generations of Gullah women, was the first feature film directed by an African-American woman to have a general U.S. theatrical release. Photo: By Source, Fair… Read More…

23rd Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration

February 2nd, 2019

January 31 – February 28: 23rd Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration at various locations. A month-long celebration showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island with art exhibitions, gospel concerts, festivals, tours, lectures and more. 2019 Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration – Opening Party: January 31,… Read More…

Pickleball Expansion

February 2nd, 2019

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Photos: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Facebook page The eight new pickleball courts at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort are completed and open for recreational play! This expansion brings the total number of courts to 16, all lighted for night play. Court reservations are recommended, especially during… Read More…

Help Save The Planet: Minor adjustments in your life can affect major change.

February 2nd, 2019

By Anneliza Itkor, Outside Hilton Head We all do it. The New Year rolls around, and we start making all kinds of resolutions. I’m going to get back in the gym. I’m going to lose these last 10 pounds. I am going to give up _______ (sugar or carbs or wine or…well, you can fill… Read More…

Wonderful Wood Storks

December 26th, 2018

By Kathleen McMenamin Vicars,  Master Naturalist Wood storks can be seen gracefully soaring over marshes or feeding in the shallows during low tide all over Hilton Head Island. These large wading birds are the only breeding species of storks found in the United States. This once-endangered species is currently making a great comeback along the Southeast… Read More…

Holiday Worship Concerts and Services

December 1st, 2018

First Sunday in Advent Dec. 2, 8:30 & 11 a.m. The Sanctuary Choir presents a Christmas Cantata by Saint-Saens: “Oratorio de Noël.” First Presbyterian Church, 540 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-3696 or fpchhi.org “An Evening in December” Dec. 2, 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. Annual Christmas Concert and Dessert. Hilton Head Island Community Church,… Read More…

Holiday Happenings on Hilton Head Island

November 28th, 2018

  There are plenty of ways to get in the spirit of the holiday season here on Hilton Head Island! Whether it’s Santa or Christmas lights you want to see, you’ll find them and more this year in the Lowcountry, where Christmas parties, parades and lights take over and Santa strolls the oak lined streets spreading holiday… Read More…

Pickleball Expansion

November 5th, 2018

There are big changes happening at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center. Currently, the Pickleball Center at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort boasts eight dedicated pickleball courts and is the only place on Hilton Head Island where resort guests, Island residents and visitors alike can find pro-supervised daily round robin play for all skill levels. The center… Read More…

Pickleball Revolution – October 2018

October 9th, 2018

Summer at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center is about people and families coming together to enjoy some fun, exercise and a little friendly competition. It’s gratifying to see that pickleball is ranked up there with biking and putt-putt golf when it comes to family-fun activities. This summer, pickleball court rentals were dominated by families with… Read More…

Visit the King Neptune Statue at Shelter Cove Harbour

September 27th, 2018

The towering 12-foot bronze statue of Neptune, which doubles as a larger-than-life sundial, serves as an iconic symbol of Shelter Cove Harbour at Palmetto Dunes, welcoming visitors to the entrance of the popular waterfront dining and shopping location. Designed and installed by sculptor Wayne Edwards, this much-loved statue serves as a tribute to Neptune, the… Read More…