General Interest Blog Posts

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…

History of Pickleball

February 20th, 2019

Article and photo: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort The story goes that after playing golf one summer Saturday in 1965, Joel Pritchard, a congressman from Washington State, and Bill Bell, a successful businessman, returned to Pritchard’s home on Bainbridge Island, WA (near Seattle) to find their families sitting around with nothing to do. The property had… Read More…

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…