General Interest Blog Posts

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…

Gulf Fritillary Butterflies

September 25th, 2018

Throughout most of the year on Hilton Head, butterflies can be seen gathering nectar or flying along roadsides and waters’ edges. The fall in particular is a great time to spot butterflies along their migrations. These beautiful creatures come in a spectacular range of colors and the gulf fritillary is no exception, with its bright… Read More…

Hilton Head Island History

September 18th, 2018

Early History The Sea Pines shell ring is one of the first pieces of evidence of human occupation on Hilton Head Island. It can be seen near the east entrance to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The ring, one of only 20 in existence, is 150 feet (46 m) in diameter and is believed to be over 4,000 years… Read More…

What’s SUP? Standup Paddleboarding Appeals to Adventurers.

September 18th, 2018

Standup paddleboarding, or SUP-ing, is generally considered to be a new addition to the leisure activity and sporting scene. If the scores of people signing up for Intro to SUP classes with Outside Hilton Head are any reflection, its popularity is continuing to grow among adventurers of any generation. Interestingly enough, the phenomenon of SUP-ing is… Read More…

Beyond Sake: How to Pair Wine with Japanese Cuisine

August 22nd, 2018

By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery Japanese restaurants are ideal destinations for groups with different food preferences. Sushi and sashimi provide the opportunity to experience the true essence of fish, from cooked and familiar to raw and exotic. Subtly flavored noodle dishes such as udon, soba and ramen make a hearty comfort meal. Tempura cuisine is… Read More…

Pickleball Revolution: What is Pickleball?

August 15th, 2018

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Some people think that pickleball is a game for “old people” or for people “who can’t play tennis anymore.” I’ve heard tennis friends disparagingly describe it as “not a real sport.” I understand these sentiments, being a fully addicted “tennisholic” for most of my… Read More…