It’s a question I get asked all the time. What does it take to be a dad? The people asking me this question are all hypothetical, and in fact may be figments of my imagination, but it does give me...
Pulling a Few Strings: Bob Abdou
Step inside the surreal world of puppeteer and ventriloquist Bob Abdou and meet a few of his best dummies.
CQ’s Celebrates 50 Years: A tradition since 1973, iconic restaurant has grown up with us
When a restaurant is still creating exceptional dining experiences and wonderful guest memories 50 years after first opening its doors, you know they are doing something right. “Nothing lasts 50...
The Real March Madness is at Coligny: It’s the first month of spring, and the party is heating up in Hilton Head’s downtown.
We can get out and mingle with friends and neighbors, listen to some great live music, toast a night out with a delicious meal and maybe get in a little retail therapy. And, as every year, we launch...
Re-flect, Re-nourish, and Re-new at the Arts Re-Center Retreat
In harmony with their mission “to enrich and benefit the community through the arts,” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina invites you to join a special four-day event, March 23-26, 2023. During this...
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival
Practically any festival that has existed on Hilton Head Island for any decent length of time can trace its roots back to a small gathering of some well-intentioned locals hoping to raise some money...
Coming to Coligny: FOUR reasons to head to Hilton Head’s downtown this February
You can feel the excitement in the air, and it’s only going to build all month long. February on Hilton Head Island typically serves as sort of a preamble, a prelude if you will, to the rising...
Presenting Exceptional Voices through Exceptional Art: Full Spectrum Studio provides safe, supportive environment for special artists to develop, create, and sell their art
Cat McDermott, Victoria Bramson and Allison Good spend the afternoon painting. The mention of the word “artist” typically conjures up ideas associated with a person’s skill, creativity, and vision....
MoJo’s Island Records: Putting the Wax Back in Our Ears
A Tennessee record collector and his wife bring the vinyl wave to the shores of Hilton Head Island
The Clay of the Land: Sit down at the wheel and take a spin through Hilton Head Pottery.
There’s a certain timeless joy that comes with creation, with using your own two hands to render raw materials into a stunning work of art. It’s an impulse that has driven the artistic for...
Historic Holidays on Hilton Head Island
This year, the Heritage Library is putting something special under the tree for you.
A Christmas Story: The beloved Christmas classic is coming to the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
Despite repeated viewings ensuring that we know every joke before it arrives, every moment before it happens, A Christmas Story always seems to remain fresh. Maybe it’s because of the way it’s...
The Quiz Business: Meet the masters of ceremonies behind some of the Lowcountry’s most exciting trivia nights
What boy band performed the famous Chili’s “Baby Back Ribs” jingle in a 2002 commercial? Who is the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdowns scored? What is the official language of the African nations...
Emanuel Ayas: “The Transformation Power”
Recently, I was tagged on Facebook (something viewed by many on the social platform as a “not cool” thing to do). It was a video, and I immediately thought to myself, “I’ve probably already seen...
Savannah Style Siren: Transitional looks that ferry you from summer to fall
Styled by Kaila Jeffcoat, Modeled by Gioia Di Bartolomeo
The Power of Music
Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” crescendos and you find yourself getting lost. Simultaneously, fingers and head start to snap in keeping with the beat. You feel compelled to rap and, out of nowhere, you...
The Surreal World of the Horan Brothers
The Lowcountry’s most acclaimed pack of misfits and party animals readies for their shot at the small screen
Lyrical Love Blooms Anew for Hollifield
Everyone loves a white wedding. We all want to believe in everlasting love. Marriage was a lifetime promise in the not-so-distant past. Newer generations treat the concept like an impulse Amazon...
Where in the World is Clayton Rollison?
The worker bees in the trenches will tell you that chefs come and go. The only constant in the food and beverage industry is change. You could be in the weeds with a best friend on Thursday night only to find out they took a job across the street on Saturday. The most fortunate restaurant owners will tell you their biggest secret is consistency with the staff. Make them happy whatever it takes.
An Accidental Artist: Pandemic lockdown fuels creative fire
When the pandemic hit and we were facing lockdown, Susan Ballard did what most of us did: she moved from the bed to the couch and back again, binge-watching television until there was nothing left to watch. “There were only so many episodes of Schitt’s Creek,” she said. “I knew it was time to get out of bed and do something.”
Apart from being somewhat sexist, Mark Twain’s idiomatic expression the “clothes make the man” is fashioned in truth: People are often judged according to the way they are dressed.
Ready for Kickoff? Here’s Your Fall Food & Football Finder
We already know Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry is where the masses migrate for good food and that everyday vacay feel. As the summer winds down, cooler breezes kick up, and...
Lowcountry Fish and Grits Music Festival
Music, food, and a good time for the binyas (natives) and comyas (non-natives)
Our 268 Acre Foxhole
More than a sporting club or enchanting event location, according to its members, Legacy Oaks Preserve is, “a lifesaving venue.”
Taking in a Dive along the Coast
When you think about all the games we played to pass the time as kids, it doesn’t take long at all to rattle off a list. Of course, this was long before the smartphone changed everything. Heck, I am even talking pre-cable TV and remote controls. Can you imagine our kids living through such a time?
9 Bartenders We LOVE
Bartending isn’t just about pouring drinks. If it were the extent of their craft, anyone could do it. Right now, there are robots out there mixing mudslides and piña coladas. But that’s not bartending; that’s just mixing drinks.
And that’s the easy part. What makes a good bartender isn’t how they masterfully blend ingredients into a toast-worthy cocktail; it’s how they blend personalities. It’s how they can be your closest confidante on a day when you just need to vent over a stiff one. It’s how they can tame a whole bar full of unruly tourists with just a few words. It’s how they will toast your best days with your favorite drink, prepared before you’ve even asked for it.
A robot can mix you a drink. But a bartender will be your therapist, your cheerleader, and if necessary, your babysitter. And that’s why we’re thankful they’ll always be there.
Instant Fun: Just Add Water
When it comes to family fun, the Lowcountry’s indoor attractions make every rainy day the best day ever.
‘Unofficial Mascot of Hilton Head Island’
Sea Turtles spotlighted on national television
That is a Big Deal: How a little podcast about some notorious Lowcountry residents became one of the biggest things streaming.
It’s hard to believe it’s been just under a year, but so it was that on June 7, 2021, Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were found dead. The layers of intrigue, scandal and deception that have been peeled...
The Dad Life: Jevon Daly’s “You Kiss My Daughter” gets a re-release, with a video that’s every bit as goofy as you’re expecting.
There are certain expectations that come with fatherhood. There are the mundane ones: when a drain needs snaked, you’re going to be the one to do it; when the grass gets too long, you’re going to...
Driving into Summer: Get your young duffers out to enjoy some fresh air and friendship with First Tee – the Lowcountry this summer.
It’s been on the calendar for months, circled in ominous red pen, and yet you ignored it until it was too late. And now it’s here. The end of the school year. And the beginning of summer. Suddenly,...
What’s Happening in Our Neck of the Woods
The eyes of the world fell on Hilton Head Island when TODAY show came to town. Not to be immodest, but we looked pretty good.
A Sky Full of Stars: Alliance Dance Academy’s celestial dance has created whole constellations that burn brighter than ever.
It’s not easy to make a star. In the cosmic sense, it’s a process of time and pressure, a cosmic ballet of swirling dust and gasses that coalesce into something dazzling. This can take millions of...
Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Tim Reynolds: Hilton Head Choral Society Conductor/Artistic Director
What’s your sign? Aries Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic? There’s an old Noël Coward tune entitled “Sail Away” that I have always found very appealing, and a lot of...
A+ Local Educators
If you ask anyone to name the person who had the biggest impact on their life, nine times out of 10, you’re going to hear about a teacher. And that’s because changing lives is the single most...
K1 Speed: The Evolution of Fun
Meet the folks behind Bluffton’s hottest indoor attraction
Creativity Starts Here: Bluffton Academy for the Arts provides unique educational opportunity for performing arts students
Bluffton is known as a mecca of cultural and artistic activity, even named a Cultural District by the S.C. Arts Commission. Now there’s an educational opportunity for students wishing to pursue...
You Are Not Alone: How the new short film “6:22” is shining a light on the invisible struggle faced by so many.
Nearly every day, you cross paths with someone who is at their lowest moments, but you’ll never know it. While presenting a brave face to the outside world, they mask a seemingly inescapable darkness within. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts in 2019. Of those, more than 47,000 succeeded.
Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Vannah & the Rump Shakers
John O’Gorman (Johnny O), Savannah Edwards (Savannah E), and Uncle Mike
On a Wing and Prayer: 25th annual (well, mostly annual) WingFest flies to new nest at Lowcountry Celebration Park
Those of you with long memories will recall one of the greatest celebrations we used to enjoy back in the before times. Back when masks were a Halloween-only accessory, hand sanitizer was only for...
Matt Stock: Everyone’s Favorite Island Grinder Gets His Moment
The title of Matt Stock’s upcoming comedy shows at The Roasting Room is as soaked in irony as his undershirt is soaked in sweat after one of his countless, beloved holiday Santa Claus appearances. As much as he doesn’t want to jinx it by stating it aloud, things are pretty alright these days now for Hilton Head Island’s unofficial spirit animal.
2021 New Business Round-UP
Chronic Golf Jeff Smith & Ashley Pemberton 59A New Orleans Rd. Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (833) 987- GOLF (4653) mychronicgolf.com Open Since: August 2021 How did you get your idea or concept...
Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Jason LaPorte
What’s your sign? Aries Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic? Any Nick Drake song Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan? Kenny Roger’s wife said the way I...
The Show Must Go On!
Bluffton’s biggest little performance troupe, May River Theatre, announces its triumphant comeback with All Together Now!
Musicians in Bathrooms featuring Heart and Harmony
Musicians: Liam Cronin & Candice Rae
Wilting Rose: Questions hover around the future of a historic mansion that has been a part of Bluffton’s history for centuries.
In many ways, the history of Rose Hill Mansion is the history of Bluffton itself. Resting at the center of what once was a thriving plantation, it was built by Dr. John Kirk, whose family name...
The Sandbox: Children’s museum fosters discovery, encourages play, and offers community
The Sandbox Children’s Museum opened its doors on Hilton Head Island in 2005 with a mission to provide inclusive and safe environments for children to learn and explore with their peers and caregivers through hands-on discovery and imaginative play. The driving force behind the mission is to cultivate the physical, social, and cognitive development of the island’s children as well as the thousands of children from around the world who visit here each year.
On Inspiration and Art with Katie Moore Howson
Article by Courtney Hampson
Editor’s Note: October 2021
Arts + Music Last October, we put out our first Arts + Music issue, and it was such a big hit that we decided to keep it running—perhaps in perpetuity, like the Pet issue every February. Since last...
Art That Doesn’t Match the Sofa: Get to know Robin Ross and just say no to boring beige
There are two ways of seeing the world: the average way and the artists’ way. To the average person, a tarnished silver pot is just that: a tarnished silver pot—an object that maybe sits on a table...