General Interest Blog Posts

The History of the Juneteenth Celebration!

June 12th, 2019

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.   During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issuedthe Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863…. Read More…

Get Out On The Water!

May 29th, 2019

Life on Hilton Head Island revolves around the water and few places offer so many opportunities to enjoy this liquid asset. From Broad Creek to the Calibogue Sound, the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean, freshwater lagoons to brackish backwaters, there are so many ways to get out on the water. Launch & Land: A… Read More…

Pickleball Happenings, May 2019

May 22nd, 2019

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort For those who have not been to Hilton Head Island since last summer, you will notice some big changes at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center. We have expanded our facility to include eight additional fully dedicated pickleball courts, bringing our total number… Read More…

Save on Mom! 5 Money-Saving Coupons to Help Celebrate Mother’s Day

May 8th, 2019

Celebrating Mother’s Day on Hilton Head Island? Here are 5 ideas to make Mom merry and save money. 1. Island Winery | Coupon Is your mom a wine lover? Then how about a complimentary cheese platter to compliment a wine tasting with the purchase of three or more bottles of wine! The Island Winery is located… Read More…

Pluff Mud: The Stinky Stuff of the Lowcountry Marsh

April 24th, 2019

By Anneliza Itkor, Outside Hilton Head A Lowcountry spring is an olfactory celebration. Stroll along one of Hilton Head’s many waterfront boardwalks, and your nose might be entertained by a whiff of Carolina Jessamine, the tang of smoke from a BBQ smoker or a hint of salt air. However, there is one scent that trumps… Read More…

Easter Events in the Lowcountry!

April 3rd, 2019

April 6: Spring Fling & Easter Things at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry. Join us from 4-6 p.m., as Coastal Pediatric Dentistry teams up with the American Heart Association to bring you the perfect Easter event for families of all ages. 1223 May River Rd., Bluffton. Get tickets. April 7: Hop on over to the Tanger Outlets for their Easter Egg-stravaganza!… Read More…

The Wine World’s Mysterious Primovito Grape

March 27th, 2019

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Primitivo Roots; This mysterious Italian grape has unexpected connections around the world. The Primitivo grape caused quite a stir in the wine world. At first, the quandary surrounded the geographic origin of the grape. Then, a new debate raged over a seemingly unrelated issue: the California Zinfandel grape. Brought to the East… Read More…

Pickleball Expansion

March 20th, 2019

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort The eight new pickleball courts at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort are now 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 the morning hours, when the… Read More…

Spartina: The Splendor of Our Marsh Grass

March 13th, 2019

By Anneliza Itkor, Outside Hilton Head Cordgrass serves as a keystone element in the Lowcountry’s saltmarsh environment. March heralds the arrival of spring here on Hilton Head Island. While the rest of the country may look to budding trees to indicate winter’s conclusion, here in the Lowcountry, our marsh grass paints the canvas of seasonal… Read More…

Hilton Head Island Airport Offers New Flights

February 27th, 2019

This press release courtesy of Delta Airlines:  Delta will offer three daily flights from Atlanta to popular coastal resort town as well as Saturday service from New York-LaGuardia By Staff Writer Delta is launching new service to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina beginning this spring, the 330th destination in Delta’s expanding global network. Daily flights… Read More…